Be Thankful for Today – You Only Get it Once

Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday.  It’s the one day out of the year that we can take a moment and be thankful – no gracious – for what we have and the people in our lives.  Whether you are going through divorce, or just thinking about divorce, or have no interest in divorce at all […]

George Zimmerman Divorce – What if it happened in NC?

I realized that the George Zimmerman Divorce is no longer new news, (his wife file last month), but because I am licensed in both North Carolina and Florida, from time to time I like to take a look at these celebrity cases and compare and contrast how this case would play out if it were […]

Alimony Guidelines in Colorado – Could North Carolina be next?

Alimony Guidelines will become law in Colorado beginning on January 1, 2014. The new alimony guidelines will affect couples who have been married between 3 and 20 years, and who have combined incomes of not more than $240,000. According to the Denver Post, Colorado will join Maine, Texas, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma and New Jersey as the […]

Mom with Breast Cancer loses Custody of kids

A Mom in Durham, NC recently lost custody of her children because she was diagnosed with breast cancer.  In an extremely sad case, and yet another shining example of why collaborative law is such a promising tool for resolving family law conflicts, Alaina Giordano has lost custody of her two children because of a terminal […]

Divorce Insurance… Really?

I’m just trying to picture the look on my wife’s face if she found out that I went an purchased divorce insurance… it wouldn’t be good, that’s for sure.  But behold, there is now such a thing – insurance that gives you a payout if your marriage fails.  Ironically enough, the product was dreamed up […]

Florida Ban on Gay Adoption is Unconstitutional

Finally, Florida got it right.  After a number of years of fighting a system that says that gay people in Florida are unfit to be parents, the Appeals court in Miami has unanimously ruled that Florida’s law that bans gay adoption is unconstitutional. Last Wednesday’s decision means that Frank Martin Gill will be allowed to […]

Divorce and Parenting in Raleigh

If you are a parent and facing a divorce in Raleigh, North Carolina, one of the main issues that you are going to have to come to terms with is how to co-parent your child with your soon-to-be ex-spouse.  One of the nice things about Wake County, and Raleigh in particular, is that there are […]

New York is last state to allow “no-fault” divorce

Gov. David Paterson has signed into law a bill allowing for “no-fault” divorce in New York State.  New York was the last state in the union to allow for such a divorce.  Under the new law, as long as one couple claims that the marriage has been “irretrievably broken” for at least 6 months, the […]