What if You Don’t Like the Judge’s Ruling?

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When you turn your case over to a Judge for a ruling, there’s about a 50-50 chance that you will be disappointed or upset by the result.  No matter how right you believe you are, the Judge may see things differently and rule against you.  After years of experience, I think I’m pretty realistic, but I still get surprised when …

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 …

Great Expectations: What Do You Have in Mind?

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A lot of people contact my office to find out what they can get in a divorce.  That’s such a broad question, it’s hard to answer.  I normally respond with another question:  What do you want? As a starting point, I think it’s better to focus on what’s important to you and to not waste time on things you don’t …

Why are Divorce Outcomes Different in “Similar” Cases?

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When people go through divorces, they usually turn to family and friends for comfort and support.  That’s normally good. However, when family and friends also give advice about how to handle the legal issues, there’s usually trouble.  Non-lawyers often find it easy to assume that what is true in one person’s divorce will also be true in their divorce. And …