Depositions can be unnerving, but the truth is that you have significant control over the experience. You hold information your spouse wants and you can determine how and when it’s delivered. Exercise control, but keep these dos and don’ts in mind. Your nerves will thank you. DO: Insist that your lawyer meet with you and
Divorce mediation is an attractive alternative to litigation and is fast becoming the preferred method for settling divorce issues. If you want to mediate your divorce, but do not know if your spouse will agree, here are some of benefits of using mediation that may motivate your spouse to choose mediation as your dispute resolution
California litigants are allowed to disqualify judges from presiding over their cases both as a matter of right or peremptorily and on a showing of cause.
What a life! Jets, boats, houses, trips, anything your heart desires and not a care in the world. Marrying a trust fund beneficiary can give you a great life. It also can leave you penniless, in debt and the recipient of little or no support. “What?” Yes, in California it’s true. Even if you were
Think of the courtroom as a stage. You’re the lead actress and the judge is a critic. He’s watching your every move and listening to your every word. Your job as the star is to convey a positive message, which in turn, leads to a favorable ruling. To prepare for your role, consider these tips.
Ah, the power of the Internet to make your divorce easier. I hate to date myself but when I started practicing law in the age of landlines, fax machines and libraries, it was much more difficult to prepare (use typewriter), file (go to the courthouse), research (hours in a law library) and do many of
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there is something you should know. Our brains can be our worst enemies when it comes to decision making. According to Jonah Lehrer, author of How we Decide and Proust was a Neuroscience, when it comes to making decisions different parts of our brains cause us to want
If for one reason or another you aren’t able to settle your divorce out of court and the big day is fast approaching, you probably want to know as much as you can about what’s in store. For people who have never been to court before the whole process is intimidating and daunting. Gaining an
It is my professional and personal opinion that, if you are getting divorced or have concerns during your marriage about very important issues, like your financial well being, you need to speak to a divorce or family law lawyer. You may only need to speak to the lawyer for an hour or two, but you
Use these five divorce discovery tools to get records, documents or other evidence you need for hearings, trials or in mediation or settlement conferences