5 Reasons to Stay Out of Court

As a retired Superior Court Family Law Commissioner, I firmly believe that if you can find a way to stay out of court, do so for the following reasons: Time Constraints – The Family Court system is underfunded and understaffed.  Even a relatively simple case can...

Why I Won’t Settle Disputes in Court

In the midst of parental separation feelings run high. If there are complicating factors such as violence, abuse and infidelity, those feelings typically run even higher. To add, if the decision to separate is more one-sided than mutual, the person being left can feel...

Why Consider a Collaborative Divorce?

You might choose a Collaborative Divorce because you want to stay out of court, keep conflict to a minimum, and have control over the process.  You may want to have enough legal and emotional support and financial and tax education as possible to make informed...

Divorce – What if I don’t trust my spouse?

You can still divorce in a non-adversarial, less toxic way even though all trust between you and your partner/spouse is damaged or even completely gone.  How can this possibly work?  A Collaborative Divorce is the answer. Look for Collaboratively trained family law...