Why is it Taking so Long?

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There’s more to a divorce than the start and finish. In many divorces, one party is much readier to finish the process than the spouse is.  Usually, that party has been thinking about and planning for the divorce quietly for a long time. The ready party often becomes very anxious to get through the process and start a new single …

What Does it Take to Finish?

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A couple of days ago, I got a call from a woman who was upset because her divorce was taking a long time to finish.  She had an attorney (not me), but was thinking about changing because the divorce wasn’t finished up. She thought by now, it should be over. I found out that she had filed, temporary orders had …

Are There Shortcuts to Divorces?

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One of the biggest concerns of  people going through a divorce or other family law process is how long it takes to complete it.  Initially, it may just be one of the parties who is upset about the slow pace, but after a while, both parties often are very anxious to end it.  The parties often ask their attorneys to …

Zen, Running and Divorce — Life Lessons

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There is an interesting blog, unrelated to divorce or family law, that I like to read that’s always full of thought-provoking posts. Yesterday’s post in the Zen Habits blog, “Ten Life Lessons from a Reluctant Runner” was about life lessons related to running, but I immediately applied the lessons to divorce situations. I liked the article initially because I am …

How Can it Take a Long Time to Resolve a Simple Case?

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Recently, I was talking with a potential client and we got to the point of discussing attorney fees. She clearly viewed her case as a fairly simple matter, and it could be in some circumstances. I quoted a substantial retainer and she asked why it would be so much for a limited case, which was a perfectly understandable question. I …