We have a simple, uncontested divorce – do I really need a lawyer?

Yes. No. Maybe.  To be honest, I’m not really sure.  What I do know is that lots of people make the mistake of waiting too long to call a lawyer – like when things have gone bad and there is nothing that we can do to help.  I’ve written previously about this here.  Here is […]

What are your biggest fears about getting a divorce?

Fear is a big motivator for lots of people, but it can also drive people to inaction.  I recently came a TED talk by author  Karen Thompson Walker which discusses how fear is like a story, and can help us to imagine all possible future scenarios and how to cope with them. In watching this […]

Why a divorce assessment is such a great idea

Since 2005, when I first began offering my divorce assessment, I’ve received lots of positive feedback from those that have taken advantage of this valuable resource – and it always makes me feel good, and reinforces why I offer this service. I’ve had other attorneys and friends tell me that I should limit the time […]

Be careful when and how you tell your spouse that you are leaving them

For some people, one of the hardest parts of divorce is telling your spouse that the marriage is over. I get people asking me about this all the time – how should they do it, when should they do it, is there a better and worse way to do this… Unfortunately, this is just one […]

Bankruptcy and Divorce… When to file?

One of the number one reasons that people divorce is because of financial problems.  And financial problems, all too often, can lead to bankruptcy. So if you are considering filing for bankruptcy, the question becomes, do you file before or after the divorce? Florida Bankruptcy Attorney Monica Shepard wrote a great article on the topic […]

Should I hire a lawyer for my divorce?

I’ve been noticing a trend lately in the divorce realm.  Although my practice is based in Cary, North Carolina, I strongly suspect that this trend is not unique to my family law practice.  More and more clients are coming to me for an their initial divorce assessment, taking the information I give them to go […]

Vindication! I love being right…

I rarely use my blog forum to gloat about the outcome of a divorce case, but today I just have to. Here is a quick summary of how I met this client and the information they gave me when they initially came to see me last year: Client came to see me – we conducted […]

Bankruptcy and Divorce – Thoughts to Consider

It’s no secret that one of the biggest things that couples fight about is money.  And in these tough economic times, it doesn’t take a whole lot to push a couple over the edge… from a financial standpoint.  In certain situations, bankruptcy may be a viable option for you.  If you are considering filing for […]