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Gray Divorce

"Will you still feed me; will you still need me when I’m sixty-four?" The Beatles tune “When I’m sixty-four," recorded in 1966, foreshadowed a growing trend of marital instability among Baby Boomers in the United States. Wikipedia defines “gray divorce” as the...

Collaborative Divorce: Q&A with Ellen S. Fischer, Esq.

Are you interested in learning more about Collaborative Divorce? The Montgomery Bar Association recently featured Ellen S. Fischer, Esq. in their Ask a Real Lawyer segment. Ms. Fischer was asked to explain what collaborative law is, and if there are any collaborative...

THE BEAUTY OF COLLABORATIVE LAW

There’s a New Sheriff in town, and that Sheriff is a hybrid. Traditionally, people contemplating Divorce had one choice: each side hires a Family Lawyer and they begin the arduous, expensive, exhausting and sometimes pointless process of litigating Custody, Support,...

WHAT IS A PROCESS MEETING?

You want to divorce your spouse and have an agreement about your children and your finances with a minimum amount of conflict and expenditure of resources. Does this sound like you? If so, it will make good sense for you and perhaps also your spouse to attend a...

Unraveling Complex Valuation Issues in Divorce

Ending a marriage equitably can be a complex process when spouses and their attorneys face the daunting prospect of determining the value of a business.  In these cases, it is always a good idea to consult a business valuation expert who also has experience in marital...

From Problem Solving to Empowerment

By Henry Yampolsky, July 21,2016. Many lawyers pride themselves on being good problem solvers: they are able to quickly identify what they perceive is the problem and then use their training, experience and expertise to offer a “ready-made” solution. Except, that this...

Never Too Old to Hurt From Parents’ Divorce

By Jane Gordon Julien April 21, 2016, New York Times.  In the room that would be the scene of Lisa George’s divorce in 2012, Ms. George, now 59, was seated on the same side of the table as her about-to-be-ex-husband. Each of their divorce lawyers slid into seats...