Divorce and Family Law Blog

Some New York Times Articles

(via) Collaborative Divorce Professionals Group I thought I’d pass along some interesting New York Times articles people have posted in LinkedIn’s Collaborative Divorce Professionals Group “Postpartum Depression Strikes Fathers, Too” is about a first-time father who become “anxious, sad and withdrawn” after the birth of his child. The pregnancy was easy, the delivery a breeze.…

Rate-a-Neutral

  I’ve posted a few blogs on the benefits of divorce mediation (see: Divorce Mediation), but I recently saw an article in the ABA Journal about a new nonprofit company that will start rating arbitrators and mediators. International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution is the first of its kind to “connect practitioners to the…

Paternity Fraud

I came across Sam Hasler’s Indiana Divorce & Family Law Blog and found an interesting post about the problems concerning paternity suits. Hasler has some interesting information about this “very large problem” that isn’t talked about too often. He also includes some good articles from the New York Times and Men’s News Daily. Check out…

Saturday Night Blues

Here is a good article from The Globe Magazine. “Saturday Night Blues” is about a 50-something year old divorcee, who is adjusting to being “suddenly single.” Here’s an excert: But when I found myself suddenly single in my 50s, Saturday night was a black hole that seemed to epitomize everything that was hard about my new…

Using a Collaborative Approach

There is an interesting discussion going on in LinkedIn’s Collaborative Family Law Group about using a collaborative approach with clients. The question is, “How do we help clients decide if the Collaborative approach is the best for them?” The inquring lawyer works in England, where the approach has become a new alternative, and is writing…

Divorce Myths

When talking about divorce, people might mention everything from horror stories, to the latest celebrity divorces, or even your own experiences. But reality is often very different, with each divorce having its own unique set of circumstances. To read some of the facts and myths about divorce, check out Divorce Myths. You can also post…

Facebook and Divorce

  The LinkedIn Group for American Divorce Lawyers recently posted a Time magazine article about divorcees who are airing their dirty laundry on Facebook. “Facebook and Divorce” describes Tammie, who is posting comments about her pending divorce on her “wall.” Needless to say, the situation becomes embarrassing, as the former couple’s colleagues, clients, friends and family are…

Online Service Helps Divorced Parents Keep Children’s Schedules Straight

I recently read an article about Our Family Wizard, that was recommended in LinkedIn’s American Divorce Group. The Indy Star’s recent article describes a family going through divorce that uses the website to keep track of each parent’s visitation days and schedules. Here’s an excert from “Online Service Helps Divorced Parents Keep Children’s Schedules Straight”: “Our Family…

eNewsletter Alert Recap

(via) eNewsletter November 12, 2009 Have you missed recent eNewsletter Alerts? Check out our recap to see all of Amaral & Associates, P.C.’s past Alerts on: Divorce Mediation Mortgage Workouts Child Support Guidelines Homesteads Trusts for Children Compensation for Personal Injuries Auto Accidents Estate Planning With a “Living Trust” Doing Business as a “Limited Liability…