Uncontested Divorce

What does “Complex Divorce… Made Easy” really mean?

I’ve recently changed the tagline on my website to “Complex Divorce… Made Easy”. You may be wondering what that means. Here’s the quick and dirty explaination. Not all divorces are complex. Some cases are actually relatively simple. If you are in a situation where you don’t own property, you have a relatively short marriage, there are no spousal support issues, and you don’t have kids, then I would consider that to be a relatively simple divorce in North Carolina. If you go to an attorney under that factual situation and they quote you an unrealistically high fee to accept you […]

Questions about a Collaborative Divorce Practice

In response to my most recent blog post, I’ve received some questions about what taking my family law practice 100% Collaborative means for the remainder of my practice…  Here are some of the questions I’ve received and my responses: Does this mean that you’ll only do collaborative divorces? Actually, No.  It only means that I won’t be litigating anymore family law cases as of the end of 2010.  There are lots of family law cases that are not actually litigated, for a variety of reasons.  Many people do not wish to litigate because of the stress, cost, time, or uncertainty […]

How to Prepare for divorce tip #1: Find the right lawyer (Hint – consider a collaborative divorce lawyer)

This is the first of a series of tips that I will be posting on how to prepare yourself for separating from your spouse, and ultimately, finalizing your divorce.  Today’s tip focuses on finding the right lawyer for your case – and specifically considering a lawyer that focuses their practice on the collaborative divorce process. During the past 5 years of practicing family law, I’ve learned a lot about how to handle a divorce case.  And one of the most important lessons I’ve learned is that who you choose to represent you and who your spouse chooses as their attorney […]

Absolute Divorce Only?

Lately I’ve had quite a few people contact me because they have been separated from their spouse for over a year, they have resolved all of their issues with their spouse, and they just want to get divorced.  For these folks, a full-blown divorce assessment really is not necessary. However, that doesn’t mean that you don’t need an attorney to sit down and talk with you about the implications of finalizing your divorce.  Even if you think that you have resolved all the issues surrounding your divorce – there may be some hidden pitfalls that you haven’t thought about, and […]

New Information on Uncontested Divorce in North Carolina

In the past several weeks, I’ve received numerous emails from readers who are looking for information on whether we can help them with an uncontested divorce, so I’ve decided to post some information on the process under the “NC Divorce Laws” section of the website.  Here is a direct link. The bottom line is that an uncontested divorce is going to be less expensive and less traumatic to all the parties involved than a contested divorce.  Personally, I would rather handle uncontested divorces all day long (although this is not reality by any stretch).  When I help a client to […]