May 4th 2017 • 0 Comments
This is the first part in a multi-part series and is intended to lay out the initial considerations if you are thinking of filing a pro se divorce. I'll start with the familiar caveat that I am not a licensed attorney, and while I am providing a recount of my experiences and what I have learned you should always consult an attorney who practices family law in your jurisdiction if you truly need legal advice.
April 28th 2017 • 0 Comments
A marital separation agreement is the most essential contract in a no-fault divorce. The parenting plan portion addresses how you will co-parent with your ex-spouse in its entirety, and thus can also serve as the basis for many disagreements if not drafted carefully. To demonstrate a point, in sole custody one parent has ultimate authority in decision making. Thus, the opportunity for conflict without legal intervention is virtually nonexistent. In joint custody, both parents have…READ MORE
April 21st 2017 • 1 Comment
Having been a divorced parent for over half of my daughter’s life, I often reflect on my experiences as well as others I have encountered. Divorce is tumultuous regardless of how amicable your circumstances are. It is critical for you to get organized and focus on key principles to ensure you start off on the right foot.
For disclosure, I am not a lawyer, and you should seek legal advice tailored to your individual…