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5 Classic Pop Songs that Contain Advice for Getting Separated

Making the decision to split up is the start of a transition that may cause fear at first, but it can lead to greater independence, freedom, security, and emotional well-being. Marital separation can provide the space and opportunity you may need for personal growth. Having an optimistic outlook can help…. Read More

How Do You Know You’re Ready for a Divorce?

The divorce process can be stressful, even if you know you want to end your marriage. Meetings with your attorney, court appearances, mediation sessions, assembling and reviewing financial records, talking with your children, and meeting with court-appointed mental health professionals can be both time-consuming and emotionally draining. It’s important to know that you are ready to undertake this challenging process, and there are many different factors to consider in determining if this is the right time…. Read More

Initial Consultation / Case Evaluation

Your first visit (the Initial Consultation) is crucial. We charge a reduced fee off of our usual hourly rate and use this time to evaluate your case and to discuss the best way to proceed… Read More

After the Divorce is Final

You are not divorced until a Final Decree of Divorce is entered by the Circuit Court. Do not assume that the other party has finalized the divorce… Read More 

How to Lose Your Custody Case

Often people sabotage their own custody cases. If you make any of the mistakes listed below, you are setting yourself up to lose! ….  Read More

What I Learned From Being a Judge

For seven years, I served as a Substitute Judge, sitting primarily in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court. I observed many things during that time. I want to share some of them with you…. Read More 

What to Expect When You’re Expecting to Get a Divorce

Most divorce cases involve one person who has thought about it for months and is prepared mentally and financially to proceed and the other person who is completely unprepared and feels blind-sided by the “sudden” decision to separate. There are certain actions that can be undertaken if you want to be prepared…. Read More