Trial Seperations

Trial separation, is there still hope?Sometimes it is good to just get away from each other for a while.There is no need to do anything “legal.”A vacation from each other might help you decide. Be sure to communicate to your spouse that you are not...

Common Law Marriage

Common Law Marriage — Can You Be Married Without Knowing It? A warm, sunny beach and a man proposes marriage to a woman. He tells her that since they have been living together for four years they will be married anyway in three years because it will be a common...

Keep Divorce Information Private

 Did you know that your divorce files are open to anyone? At one time divorce files could be “sealed” so that no one other than the parties or their attorney could look at them. That is no longer the case. Divorce files are now public record and available to anyone,...

Co-Owning Property With a Former Spouse

Divorce property settlement agreements are typically based upon the concept that real estate values only go up and there is always equity in the family home. In reality, you never know how real estate values are going to be. There may be times when there are questions...

An Amicable Divorce is Possible

As a seasoned divorce attorney, I have observed the damage people do to their children and each other when dissolving their marriage. Discussions over child custody, property division and support can become quite heated, especially considering the emotional aspects of...