What comes next? Whether by trial or alternative dispute resolution, there comes a point when the final papers have been filed and the Judge has signed the Final Order of Divorce. Before breathing a sigh of relief that it’s over, the signing of the Final Order of Divorce may legally end the marriage, but it is not the last step. There are further steps that parties must take in order to wrap up the variety of loose ends.
Is your marriage suffering from an invisible divorce? Couples can reach a point in their relationship where they have grown so far apart that, without being acknowledged, the marriage has failed. Rather than take proactive steps to resolve this in-between state, couples can go for years, trapped in a situation that no longer fulfills the basic expectations of a marriage.
What is it like to mediate a dispute when represented by counsel? When meditating a dispute, parties can represent themselves, or they can be represented by counsel. There are different mediation scenarios in which counsel may be involved, and counsels’ role differs in each, and may differ depending upon the mediator. Here are some answers to questions about mediating while represented by counsel.
Mediation is an increasingly popular alternative to long, expensive court battles to resolve family law disputes. Mediation requires transparency and clarity, and we at Reese Law adhere to those principles. The Firm’s mediators pride themselves on helping the parties get to a mutually agreeable resolution through a fair, and open process. Here is a little more about the process and what to expect.
Mediation differs from litigation before a judge because the parties get to decide the outcome. A mediation is simply a negotiation between the disputing parties assisted by a trained, neutral go-between called a mediator. If you don't agree to settle, the dispute is not over, and the mediator can't decide otherwise. The mediator does not make decisions or provide legal advice. Instead, a mediator…
While it may seem obvious that you should hire a family law attorney in a divorce, some people think that the cost of the fees are too high. So, instead, they try to do it themselves. In truth, working with a good family law attorney will help make the divorce process go much more smoothly.
Collaborative Divorce is an option for couples who wish to terminate their marriage without going to court. The process of coming to an agreement about all of the many issues decided in a divorce is accomplished with the assistance of attorneys, financial neutrals, mental health coaches, and/or other experts depending on the necessities of the parties.
Agreements between two people that relate to their marital relationship – their “nuptials” – are referred to as prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. We hear about them all the time in relation to celebrities and the very wealthy, and it doesn’t seem to have much to do with the average person. However, there are definitely good reasons to consider entering into one of them.
Consulting with a family law attorney involves providing a great deal of personal information to a professional. It can seem to be an intimidating and scary process, which makes the reason for your consultation (like a possible separation or divorce) all the more difficult. You may think that certain issues are important – and they are – but they may not be the most important consideration from a legal stand point.
In recent years, the U.S. has experienced a trend toward the increase of divorces involving people in their 50s or older. “Late life” or “grey divorces” have many of the same issues that affect all separating or divorcing couples.