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Domestic Violence in a Covid-19 Environment

May 27, 2020

While social distancing and staying at home orders have been critically necessary to help manage and reduce the spread of Covid-19, they have also created an environment making domestic violence significantly worse and more frequent. I make this claim not based upon the data that has come in. Rather, I base it upon my experience […]

Mediation versus Litigation

April 22, 2020

Although there are several other approaches to resolve marital disputes, the purpose of this article is limited to juxtaposing mediation and litigation. Each way has its own pros, cons, and limitations. But consider this question first (or learn the hard way) When deciding which approach is best for you, seriously consider whether you want to […]

Stipulations of Settlement Put on the Record

February 19, 2020

What is it? There is an extremely dangerous animal that prowls our halls of justice. It preys exclusively upon unsuspecting litigants, catching them when they are most vulnerable. In fact, your own lawyer, who should be protecting you from this predator, may very well make sure you become its next prey. We lawyers call this […]

Attorneys Only Conferences

February 19, 2020

According to the Professional Disciplinary Rules, a Statement of Client’s Rights and Responsibilities must be provided to a prospective client in domestic relations matters at the initial conference and prior to the signing of a written retainer agreement (the contract between the client and attorney). The attorney is supposed to obtain the prospective client’s signed […]