When dealing with a high-net-worth and/or high-profile client, the lawyer should explore and discuss the roadmap for – and benefits of – settling the divorce out of court.
By Linda J. Schaeffer and Elizabeth J. Garrett: The importance of carefully considering all factors with dependency deductions in divorce.
By Gilbert B. Feibleman and Paul Saucy: Shakespeare said “to thine own self be true.” You cannot enter the settlement arena without knowing your own limitations. Understand when to call in a specialist. Other professions and occupations…
Negotiating a divorce case is like no other negotiation for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that there are few hard laws or legal rules that apply. The vagueness of asset values, flexible criteria for division of property, and the lack of objective spousal support standards always gives the advantage to the legally and factually informed and prepared lawyer. The next question to answer is whether your opponent is that lawyer.
The unthinkable happens — parents are splitting; the family must deal with the emotions and trauma of one household becoming two, two incomes becoming one, and often the more frequent absence of either Mom or Dad.
Steve Kolodny, one of the top family lawyers in the U. S. , shares with us the secrets for his successful practice, the difficulty in establish a work-life balance and explains the Trial Advocacy Institute, in Houston.
Divorcing couples continue to search for ways to maintain a standard of living that mirrors that which they enjoyed during their marriage. In order to do so, one must determine the lifestyle shared, or unshared, during their marriage.
Before mediators can help clients through the divorce process, we must ask ourselves what kind of help they need.
Any fool can take a divorce case to trial. Only a skilled lawyer can negotiate a settlement which maximizes the client’s position without making the opponent feel taken advantage of.
In few other areas of law do the parties to a lawsuit share as intimate a knowledge of each other as do those in a divorce case. In addition, in few other areas of law will the parties have an ongoing relationship with each other after the lawsuit is completed.