Category Archives: Mindful Divorce

The ‘Kitchen Table’ Divorce

You and your spouse have talked about ending your marriage. If the two of you are still on relatively amicable terms, you are probably wondering whether you’ll still have to endure a drawn-out, expensive, and often cutthroat divorce trial in court. Simply put, not all divorces require litigation. Every marriage is different, and for those […]

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Avoid These 8 Huge Divorce Mistakes

As you divide your assets and come up with the terms of your custody and support arrangements, making the wrong move can cost you dearly – in time, money, and/or legal trouble. No matter the divorce approach you and your spouse are taking, avoid making the eight mistakes below. Mistake #1: Thinking you need to […]

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TOP 10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT YOUR MORTGAGE WHEN GOING THROUGH A DIVORCE

You may have many questions when going through a divorce; especially when real estate and mortgage financing are involved. Here are ten top things every divorcing couple should take into consideration when dealing with the marital home and/or other real estate. Timing of Filing The Divorce Complaint. The timing of filing a divorce complaint with […]

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DIVORCE AND BANKRUPTCY

Many people cite divorce as the main reason for filing bankruptcy. If many of the couple’s debts are joint, and there are few assets that would be exempt under bankruptcy law, it is cost effective to file a joint bankruptcy to discharge marital debts. Bankruptcy filing fees are the same for joint and individual filings. […]

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THIS INTERESTING ARTICLE ABOUT COLLABORATIVE LAW WAS IN THE INQUIRER A FEW WEEKS AGO

By Debra Denison Cantor and Ann V. Levin While many associate the word divorce with painful and messy, a new emphasis on conflict resolution has led to a specialty known as “collaborative divorce.” Gaining traction in Pennsylvania as well as being part of an international movement, collaborative divorce is saving clients time, heartache, and often thousands of dollars. Under collaborative […]

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GOVERNOR SIGNS NEW LAW PROMOTING DIVORCE WITH DIGNITY

This week, Governor Chris Christie signed the NJ Family Collaborative Law Act, S-1224/A-1477 (Weinberg/Diegnan), empowering families to divorce with dignity and self-esteem, without resort to conventional litigation.   Widely praised, the new bipartisan law passed all legislative committees and both Houses without a single ‘no’ vote. Passage of the new law was spearheaded by the New […]

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COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE BILL CLEARED BY COMMITTEE, HEADS TO FULL N.J. SENATE

New Jersey is moving closer to a method of divorce fashioned in meeting rooms rather than courtrooms. A bill passed unanimously by the state Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee on Thursday would allow divorcing spouses to hire legal counsel trained in collaborative practices to resolve their cases less litigiously and so less expensively. Couples could have a […]

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DIVORCE AND BANKRUPTCY

Many people cite divorce as the main reason for filing bankruptcy. If many of the couple’s debts are joint, and there are few assets that would not be exempt under bankruptcy law, it is cost effective to file a joint bankruptcy to discharge marital debts. Bankruptcy filing fees are the same for joint and individual […]

Categories: Bankruptcy & Creditors Rights, Mindful Divorce

WHAT IS COLLABORATIVE LAW

What is “collaborative law” or “collaborative practice?” The term “collaborative law” was the term first used for a dispute resolution process in which two lawyers and their clients signed a participation agreement limiting the scope of the lawyers’ representation to negotiating settlement of a legal matter and requiring both parties to retain new lawyers if […]

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COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE – ETHICS OF CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATION TO WITHDRAW

The practice of Collaborative law (CL) is increasingly recognized as one option available to clients in a spectrum of legal services and dispute resolution processes.  The Uniform Law Commission enacted the Uniform Collaborative Law Act (UCLA) on July 15, 2009, to establish uniformity in the practice of CL and to address ethical issues for lawyers […]

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