What If The Couple in “Marriage Story” Had Mediated Their Divorce?

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February 25th, 2020 . Karen Covy

How does a divorce that starts out amicably with a couple who doesn’t even want to use lawyers end up as a court battle with two of the highest priced lawyers in LA? That’s what the Academy Award nominated movie, Marriage Story is about. Unfor...

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Can I Get Divorced Without A Lawyer?

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December 27th, 2019 . Karen Covy

A reader asked: “Can I get divorced without a lawyer? My husband and I agree on almost everything in our divorce. All we really have is a house (…and a lot of debt!) I’m going to keep the house and refinance it in my name. My husband lost his j...

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Litigation: A Divorce Process That Isn’t For Wimps

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August 17th, 2019 . Jackie Pilossoph

There are a few different ways to get divorced. Here are some options:   1. You and your soon to be ex can go online and do it yourselves. 2. You and your soon to be ex can go to an attorney and figure it out yourselves (and actually use ...

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50/50 Custody Versus Traditional Every Other Weekend Parenting Time

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August 12th, 2018 . Jackie Pilossoph

When I was going through my divorce 11 years ago, I had the feeling that most divorced couples were still doing the traditional custody arrangement, where Mom has the kids during the week, and Dad gets them one night a week and every other weekend. E...

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Children and Divorce: Ever Hear of the Children’s Bill of Rights?

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January 10th, 2014 . Jackie Pilossoph

When it comes to children and divorce, did you know that there's a Children's Bill of Rights? It was established in 1998 by the American Association of Matrimonial Lawyers. My interpretation is that is was written to help kids in really bad divorce c...

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