Protective Orders

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

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 of the questions that I am unable to answer. I wish that there was a simple answer, and for some people, the decision is a mutual one. For me, those are the best cases because they typically lead to collaborative matters, which I really enjoy […]

When to File for a Domestic Violence Protective Order

Lately, I’ve had a number of people ask me whether they should file for, or if I could help them file, a Complaint for a Domestic Violence Protective Order.  I take these complaints very seriously.  On the one hand, if there is domestic violence – you absolutely should file for a protective order.  I have seen or read about too many cases where women (sorry guys, women are normally the victims) are seriously injured, or even killed in situations where they should have contacted police or filed for a protective order.  Many women are scared of potential repurcussions or retaliation […]