3 Reasons To Mediate Your Divorce Instead Of Going To Court.

It’s often a knee-jerk reaction to hire an attorney and prepare for a court battle where divorce is concerned. Before you give your lawyer enough money to buy a BMW, consider a path that will keep you out of the courtroom. Here are 3 reasons to mediate your divorce instead of going to court: 1. Power […]

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Divorce Is An Ugly Word.

I’ll be the first to admit it. Divorce is an ugly word. But that doesn’t mean your divorce has to be ugly. Even if there are children and significant assets involved, two reasonable people working with Peace Plan Divorce can have a quiet and graceful conclusion to their marriage. If you’ve determined that divorce is the […]

6 Ways Your Divorce Lawyer is Screwing You

“Since leaving the life of pinstripes, mahogany desks and secretaries behind, I have helped out friends and relatives with their own divorces, and thus saved them from being caught up in a costly and frustrating system. As much as I’d like to, I can’t save everyone, but I can share the following law practice secrets […]

How To Have The Longest, Costliest, Most Painful Divorce Possible

Everyone wants to have a divorce so ugly it makes the headlines, right? Here’s a way to guarantee your painful divorce will drag out for over a year, empty your bank accounts and rake your heart over the coals. 1. Hire an attorney right away. Find one with the reputation of a pit-bull; the meaner, the […]

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Why The Attorneys Are Not Happy With a Nonlawyer Divorce

 The Florida Bar published an article aimed at attorneys titled ‘Legal freegans’ are looking to ‘eat your lunch.’ (February 15, 2014) The article was focusing on nonlawyer entities “encroaching on the traditional practice of law.” Interestingly, the article praised the services provided by nonlawyer entities, stating that nonlawyer companies “can draft, in a matter of minutes, […]

What is the Difference Between Legal Advice and Legal information?

Someone asked me this week if I can provide legal advice. I responded “I am a mediator, not an attorney, therefore I cannot provide legal advice, only legal information.” What is the difference between legal advice and legal information, and what does that mean to the average lay person seeking information about obtaining a divorce? […]

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Judge Argues that Lawyers and Judges Should Get Out of the Divorce Business

“Suing for divorce” made sense when divorce required proving fault. But with no-fault divorce, there is no need for courts to control divorces. After watching this process for years, I have come to the conclusion that the time has come to consider taking divorce out of the hands of lawyers and judges and putting it […]

Litigation vs. Mediation

LITIGATION. verb lit·i·gate \ˈli-tə-ˌgāt\ : to make (something) the subject of a lawsuit : to cause (a case, an issue, etc.) to be decided and settled in a court of law MEDIATION. noun me·di·a·tion \ˌmē-dē-ˈā-shən\ :  intervention between conflicting parties to promote reconciliation, settlement, or compromise Mediation is a problem-solving process in which a neutral, […]