Top 10 Mistakes Divorcing Couples Make

Every marriage and divorce have their unique set of circumstances, but there are some common mistakes that couples make that cost them money and undue stress. These are just some pitfalls that should be avoided if you want to have a smooth separation from your spouse and a happily ever after without all the drama. Emotional decisions – Untying the … Read More

Divorce Season

After the Holidays     The holidays at the end of the year are a busy time starting with Thanksgiving, then Christmas and New Year’s Eve, but the stress of the holidays also leads to the beginning of another busy season: divorce season. Indeed, sociologists at the University of Washington conducted research that shows a consistent seasonal spike in divorce filings starting … Read More

Custody Battles: Visitation

You may recall a few years ago when pop singer Brittany Spears refused to hand over her two children to their father Kevin Federline. The couple had divorced in 2006 and Federline had been granted temporary custody of the boys. Spears had the boys at her home on visitation, but wouldn’t hand over the children to their father’s bodyguard as … Read More

What Regular People have in Common with Celebrities: Divorce

Luckily most of us don’t live out our private lives in front of the world on television, but those celebrities who do, handle their divorces much like we do in many ways. Fans of Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Orange County” may be familiar with the very public divorce of its star Shannon Beador and her husband, David. The divorce was … Read More

The Modern Evolution of Custody Law

Back in the 1950s, fathers worked and mothers were the primary caregivers of their children. Fast-forward to the modern world, both mothers and fathers are working fulltime, and in most cases, they share in the day-to-day roles as primary caregivers to their children. In those days, a judge would typically grant physical custody of the children automatically to the mother … Read More