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12 Jul, 2021

Out Of Wedlock Children

By | July 12th, 2021|Divorce and Children|

Having children out of wedlock used to be frowned upon for “moral” reasons, but nowadays it’s more about navigating the legal issues it often presents. Still, when a not-yet-divorced client tells me a baby is on the way with their new significant other, my response is “Congratulations!” Any life born is a blessing.  (more…)

8 Jun, 2021

When Your Spouse Is Gay

By | June 8th, 2021|Collaborative Divorce, Divorce Mediation Process, Separation Agreements|

Most people who find out their spouse is gay think they’re facing a unique situation — but, realistically speaking, there are a lot of LGBT+ people who have gone the traditional way of marriage and starting families. Many of them are near retirement age and got married when the world was a less tolerant place.  (more…)

24 Mar, 2021

Who Is Your Judge?

By | March 24th, 2021|Collaborative Divorce, Divorce Mediation Process, Separation Agreements|

A good lawyer knows the law, and a great lawyer knows their judge.  In matrimonial and family law, there are no jury trials. The judge is the audience; the one and only who needs to be persuaded. Like the rest of us, that judge is human and may get up on the wrong side of the bed on different days, making what might seem like inconsistent rulings. This can feel arbitrary to divorcing parties on the receiving end, who are already being doled generous helpings of uncertainty in the shifting landscape of their lives.  (more…)

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