How to Prepare for Divorce Tip #2: Have you considered Collaborative Divorce?

This is the second in a series of “How to Prepare for Divorce” tips that I will be publishing in the next week or two.  Today’s tip involves a discussion of collaborative divorce, and whether you have considered choosing this route over the more traditional (and expensive) process of using the courts to resolve your … Read more

Do you Skype?

Over the years, I’ve represented clients in Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Texas, Washington, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and the list goes on.  All of these clients had several things in common.  They all had cases in my jurisdiction and needed representation, and I never met any of them face-to-face.  With the exception of one client, … Read more

Warning Signs of Domestic Violence

Earlier this week, a woman in Johnston County and her 14 year old son were shot and killed by her estranged husband, who then shot and killed himself. Ironically, according to the story from the Raleigh News & Observer, Devinee House was at the final stages of completing her divorce the night the shooting occurred.  … Read more

Amnesty for Child Support?

Tomorrow in Asheville, North Carolina, the child support enforcement office is holding an amnesty day for those individuals who have outstanding warrants for their arrest for non-payment of child support, the Asheville Citizen-Times reports. People who have outstanding warrants are encouraged to come to the child support office to make payments without fear of being … Read more

But I don’t want to be a Daddy…

Apparently, there is a movement going on to push forward legislation that would allow men who tell their girlfriends, ahead of time, that they don’t want to be a Daddy to “financially abort” themselves from any responsibility for the child if the girlfriend gets pregnant.  At first I didn’t really believe the title of the … Read more

Is Divorce Contagious?

If you get divorced, does that mean that someone else in your social network is likely to split from their spouse?  Not only did Al and Tipper Gore call it quits recently, but their eldest daughter, Karenna Gore Schiff, announced Wednesday that she is separating from her husband after 13 years of marriage and her … Read more