Several times throughout the year, I offer seminars entitled “The Nuts, Bolts, and Monkey Wrenches of Divorce” and/or “Navigating through the Divorce and Family Courts (What Lawyers and Judges Don’t Want You to Know)."

Designed for people who are contemplating or in the early stages of a divorce or legal separation, these seminars will inform and educate you not only about “the law” but also about how to avoid many of the pitfalls of the divorce and family law “process.”

The serious need for these seminars, and my desire to engage people in “preventive law” (avoiding problems) came about as a result of many years of volunteer work and ongoing involvement with a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting fairness, accountability, transparency, and affordability in the divorce and family law system, as well as helping people going through that system. To learn what attendees and sponsors of these seminars have said, read the seminar testimonials.

Some of the topics included in these seminars:

  • Planning—establishing the facts on the ground
  • Alternative ways of resolving marital issues
  • The basics of separation and divorce, including grounds, parenting issues, property issues, child and spousal support issues, and the process
  • How to find the right lawyer
  • Understanding and negotiating a retainer agreement with a matrimonial attorney—attendees are provided with a lengthy sample retainer agreement containing most of the provisions a person is likely to encounter, along with written commentary about these provisions
  • “Attorneys only conferences”—what they are and why you should insist on being present in court
  • “Stipulations of settlement put on the record”—what they are and why you should avoid them

Disclaimer: The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. I invite you to contact me and welcome your calls, letters, and electronic mail. Contacting me does not create an attorney/client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to me until such time as an attorney/client relationship has been established. Email addresses are provided for your convenience and do not establish an attorney/client relationship. Sending information to John H. Rubin Law via e-mail or other means does not establish an attorney/client relationship.

Please check back periodically for the next scheduled seminar.

If you are interested in attending one of Mr. Rubin’s future seminars, please email Mr. Rubin with your contact information.

Most Recent Seminar

Saturday, January 21, 2017
Where: Headquarters of the Coalition for Family Justice
821 North Broadway, Irvington, NY 10533


Recent Seminar Testimonials

“More seminars! Thank you it was very informative and helpful! I regret not coming before I started my divorce.”

“Very relevant and helpful material, delivered in a systematic and friendly way.”

“This was a superb seminar. Would highly recommend.”

“Thank you. Very helpful!”

“Excellent information in easy to understand language.”