Occasionally, I have the opportunity to step is as a temporary judicial officer for personal property arbitrations in Santa Clara County at the San Jose courthouse. I really enjoy working with these parties because they are litigated cases that are often having their first opportunity to mediate – albeit at the tail end of their case.
Sally is struggling in her marriage of eight years, and feels abandoned by her husband, Darrell. She’s been left alone to raise the couple’s three children, who are all under the age of seven. Although Darrell has been a wonderful financial provider, he has failed Sally and their children in providing them emotional support.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are separating, or according to Gwen’s post, pursuing “conscious uncoupling.” Often, celebrities bring new or unknown concepts to the public’s attention. As such, this is the first time I have heard of “conscious uncoupling.” The term was coined by Los Angeles therapist Katherine Woodward Thomas, who offers a five-week online course to “release the trauma of a breakup, reclaim your power and reinvent your life.”
In past posts, we have discussed that the processes available to pursue divorce and the impact on the outcome of your case. Once a process has been selected, the next decision might be when he or she should file for divorce. A divorce is initiated when a party files a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage and has it properly served on the other party. When a petition is filed and served, there are several legal outcomes of which a couple should be aware when making their decisions.
Are you planning a spring or summer wedding? You might have had a fleeting thought that you should have a premarital agreement before you marry. Premarital agreements, also referred to as prenups or prenuptial agreement, define a couple’s financial and fiduciary responsibilities to one another, the ownership of assets and debts, and the management of income and expenses.
“I think death would be easier than a divorce.” That’s the start to the movie trailer “Divorce Corp., The Divorce Industry Exposed.” Divorce Corp., is a limited released documentary regarding “the inner workings of the $50 billion a year U.S. family law industry”…highlighting…”the appalling waste, and shameless, collusive practices seen daily in family courts.” The film is directed by Joseph Sorge and is in theaters around the country this week.