Your Children and The Law Guardian – The Truth: Part 2

by Latonia Early-Hubelbank, Esq. In last week’s blog, we defined the role of the law guardian and explained how the court system routinely sets aside the rule of “ex parte” in order to allow judges to be influenced by this advocate for “what the child wants.” Where a forensic examination has been ordered in a […]

Your Children and The Law Guardian – The Truth: Part 1

by Latonia Early-Hubelbank, Esq. Are you a parent who is thinking about – or already getting – a divorce? If so, you may have heard the term “law guardian” and wondered what it means to your family. A law guardian is a court-appointed attorney whose role is to represent the voice of the children in any […]

Today’s Divorce Menu: Litigation, Mediation, Arbitration or … Collaboration?

By Neil Cahn, Esq. Trying something new off the menu seems more enticing when you’re in a different country. The same might be said for the menu of divorce resolution options. Let’s travel north of the border into Canada. In a July 17, 2011 press release, the Attorney General for Ontario, Canada announced new regulations […]

Helping Your Children Survive Your Divorce

Helping Your Children Survive Your Divorce by Neil S. Grossman, Ph.D. Most parents are concerned about how a divorce will affect their children. Current research on this topic indicates that: The ending of a marital relationship does create stress in families. Stress contributors  include the parents’ own stress, reduced parenting capacity, impending family relocation, and economic […]

The Grey Divorce: Baby Boomers ending marriages later in life than others

The Grey Divorce – By Harriette M. Steinberg, Esq. Survey says: Baby Boomers are ending their marriages later in life than other age groups, according to the Association of Divorce Financial Planning (ADFP). The U.S. Census Bureau considers a Baby Boomer to be one of the 76 million American children born during the Post-World War […]

Recovery from Divorce-Induced Crazy Feelings

Recovery from Divorce-Induced Crazy Feelings by Neil S. Grossman, Ph.D. It has been said that divorce makes sane people act crazy. This is because the dynamics or pressures of a divorce push normal emotions to the extreme. A divorce is expected to create feelings of separation and loss in people. Also, we realize that the […]

Separating Your Retirement Assets Pre- and Post-Divorce – Q&A Part 2

Separating Your Retirement Assets Pre- and Post-Divorce:  Q&A Part 2 – By Nancy Kaye, CDFA, CFP The Collaborative Divorce process makes anything possible if the two parties can agree.  Remember, you always want to have your attorney’s input and guidance in the decision making process. A Collaborative Divorce generally takes less time than a litigated settlement. […]

Design Your Divorce: Where Do You Stand?

Design Your Divorce: Where Do You Stand? – By Harriette M. Steinberg, Esq. You can literally design your own divorce today, just like the world’s best-known celebrities do. Yes! Beyond selecting high-profile attorneys, the stars can time the day and place of their announcement, decide which favored tabloids win the scoop, and more – all […]

Collaborative Divorce Communications Q&A

Collaborative Divorce Communications Q&A – By Roxane Polak, Ph.D. Q: How can I ensure that my spouse doesn’t verbally insult or abuse me in the Collaborative Divorce team meetings? A: Your Collaborative Divorce team will include a mental health professional, referred to as a Neutral Family Specialist (“NFS”), who is specially trained to help spouses […]