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I Want to Avoid Getting Divorced- Can I get an Annulment?

Every once and a while, a client will walk into our office with the hope of annulling their marriage. Sometimes they are seeking the annulment for religious reasons, and other times they are seeking an annulment because they feel betrayed by their partner. However, regardless of the client’s reasons, I usually find that my potential clients have no idea what an annulment really is, and they usually want one because culturally it does not sound …

What Does a Successful Financial Outcome in a Divorce Case Look Like?

When I first meet with a prospective client, they often tell me they are looking for a lawyer who will ‘win’ their divorce case for them. This is understandable, as everyone wants to walk away from their divorce with the best possible outcome. As an attorney I enjoy working tirelessly to achieve the best result possible for my clients. However, one of the most interesting things about divorce cases is that a winning result for …

Changing Your Relationship Status: How to Manage Social Media During Your Divorce

Changing Status on Facebook It is undeniable that social media has become an integral part of our lives, and as a result our marital status is not just indicated by a wedding band anymore. Now, many of us also broadcast our “relationship status” on the top of our Facebook profile for everyone from close friends, and acquaintances to see. While sharing your marital bliss with your e-community is a perfectly appropriate thing to do, many …

Take Everything With You in a Divorce

“I’ll Be Back Later For the Rest” Why You shouldn’t Plan on Taking Two Trips When Moving Out of Your Marital Residence Often when divorce clients meet with me they want to talk about what they believe will be the most difficult issues in their case. Generally the issues identified by the clients are maintenance, division of retirement accounts, or child custody. One issue that rarely is brought up by a client at our first …

Top 4 Reasons Spouses Cheat & What To Do About it

Top 4 Reasons Spouses Cheat One person in the relationship has an unhealthy addiction to sex Some make bad choices while they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol and they do something they normally wouldn’t have One spouse is seeking revenge because their spouse had an affair in the past One spouse is yearning for attention so they seek fulfillment with someone outside of the marital relationship No one can ever be prepared …

Is Hugging Essential for a Healthy Relationship?

Want to learn a way check the health and strength of your relationship? One way of measuring the shape of your relationship is looking to see if your physical affection has diminished or gone downhill. When we say this we are not referring to alone time in the bedroom, but rather what little things you do on a daily basis. Simple acts of physical touch like kissing, holding hands, hugging and putting your arm around …

Everything You Need to Know About the Men You Date After Divorce

Dating when you were in your say, late teens to late twenties about 18-27, is a completely different game than dating in your thirties. If you are just getting out of a divorce and are worried about swinging back into dating, don’t be! There is nothing to worry about or not as much as you had originally thought. Before you were married, you dated a few guys I’m sure. But what you held onto from …

One Reason to Have an Attorney Look over your Divorce Separation Agreement

Nothing makes our office happier than to learn that two parties were able to resolve their divorce on their own without the help of attorneys, mediators, or the court. However, sometimes parties are so amicable that they sign an agreement written by themselves that fails to address all the issues in their divorce. This unfortunately can lead to a messy trial years after their divorce was finalized, resulting in both parties unhappy and incurring unnecessary …

How to Speed Up my Douglas County Divorce

Our office spends a lot of time representing our clients in Douglas County. Although we love working with our clients in Douglas County’s domestic relations court, we have been shocked at how long it takes to get a final hearing date for our clients. As a family law advocate I understand how important it is for my clients to resolve their disputes quickly so that they can get on with their life. However, when a …

Divorce Anesthesia

There are two sides to every coin, and I will bet that just about everyone has been on both sides of this situation. In an article from The Huffington Post, writer Micki McWade discusses the different emotions between the spouse that leaves the marriage and the spouse that is left. Whether you are married or not, you have had relationships before and chances are you were in both of these shoes at one point. The …

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