Same Sex Custody Cases

Same Sex Custody Cases

While the rights of gay and lesbian couples to marry were expanded by the Supreme Court in 2015, there are still many issues when it comes to same-sex custody cases.  Cases, where the parents of a child are of the same gender, can have a variety of unique issues that the Courts will have to …

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What is an Amicable Divorce?

Amicable Divorce

What is an amicable divorce? When a divorce is inevitable, a couple may begin to evaluate the options they have to resolve their divorce inexpensively and as cooperatively as possible. This question will especially crop up when the parties are on good terms with one another but need to separate their lives.  An amicable divorce may …

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Divorce Mediation Cost – Ultimate Guide

divorce mediation cost

When considering divorce mediation, it is important to understand divorce mediation costs.  Divorcing from your spouse can be a difficult and confusing process and one that you pay a lot for. Costs are important to understand and consider, especially because the process is often presented as the cheaper option, even when this is not always …

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Mistakes that Can Affect Your Child Custody Case

Mistakes that Can Affect Your Child Custody Case

For couples that are going through a divorce, one of the most challenging aspects of the process is agreeing on the custody arrangement for the kids. Often, custody determinations are based on the best interest of the children. A child custody case can often involve strong convictions and emotions, so the guidance and expertise of …

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Emotional Abuse in the Workplace

Emotional abuse in the workplace

Emotional abuse in the workplace is a phenomenon that affects many workers around the world.  For those suffering from workplace abuse, life can become incredibly difficult or impossible, turning dream jobs into nightmares.  Emotional abuse can be vicious because it can be difficult to detect if it is not blatant, much like adults may not …

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Emancipation in California

Emancipation in California

Seventeen-year-old Gloria stares at her bank balance unbelievingly. “Mom! Did you take money out of my savings account again?  Her Mom, Jean, seems embarrassed. “I had to, baby. The rent was due and I haven’t been up to working full time since your father died,” whined her mother from in front of the television.  “Mom, …

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Bird Nesting Divorce: Shuttle Parenting

Bird Nesting Divorce

Bird nesting is a way that couples have sought to lessen the effects of divorce on their children.  Divorce is often a time of stress and change for both the couple and their children.  Often one of the changes that the couple needs to grow into is the separate living situations, which can often be …

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A Difficult Personality and How to Soothe The Beast

Difficult Personality

We’ve all dealt with a “difficult personality.” This is the person we are afraid to run into on the elevator at work, the family member who never fails to offend, or the jerk at the furniture store who refuses to refund your money on a delivery that was never made.The difficult personality is a confounding …

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What is Collaborative Law in Dispute Resolution?

What is Collaborative Law in Dispute Resolution?

Using collaborative law in dispute resolution, especially in family law, helps parties find solutions that meet their needs and the needs of the other parties.  Collaborative law, also known as collaborative practice, is a practice of law that shifts from an adversarial mindset to a collaborative mindset.  It is most commonly practiced in family law …

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Unleashing The Healing Benefits of an Effective Workplace Investigation

Unleashing The Healing Benefits of an Effective Workplace Investigation

The average working American devotes more time to work than to family, leisure, or even sleep.According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, time spent working beats time spent sleeping by an entire hour. Given the amount of time and energy we spend at work—plus the fact that conflict is a frequent and natural byproduct of …

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