April 8th, 2021 by mjp-admin
Divorce can be a traumatic experience in which every aspect of a person’s life is on display and the concept of “privacy” is lost. Lawyers and Judges assess your personal life, your property, your finances, your relationship with your children… It can be overwhelming and can feel like you have no control over any part of the process.
March 29th, 2021 by mjp-admin
Mature couple signing contract in mediator’s office
In my office, we help couples and individuals plan their future after divorce using family law litigation and mediation. Most people can quickly understand the idea of traditional litigation, but mediation can be a bit more challenging to describe. Mediation is a lot of things… it is a conversation… it is an opportunity to stay in control of your own life… but as a process,
March 19th, 2021 by mjp-admin
Domestic violence is a harsh reality for families everywhere. This reality has become even more prevalent in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic which has made it more difficult than ever for victims to escape from their abusers. Domestic violence survivors, usually women and children, often cannot find an escape from chaos and fear of abuse that permeates every aspect of their lives.
March 11th, 2021 by mjp-admin
The choice of whether to divorce a spouse is an incredibly significant decision that often comes after years of consideration. The decision is so important that as people think, “should I get a divorce?” they rarely think, “how should I get a divorce?” Choosing between traditional divorce litigation and divorce mediation can have just as great an impact on your life as choosing to get divorced in the first place.
March 3rd, 2021 by mjp-admin
Family broke up, divorce, co-parenting
Many people approach divorce as an “escape hatch” from a difficult relationship, and assume that after the divorce they will never have to have another tough conversation with their ex. It comes as a surprise to them that, if they share children, they will be co-parenting with their ex-spouse for many years,
February 19th, 2021 by mjp-admin
The year after being divorced is a period of “firsts”, where you adjust to your new life and relearn how to do things that you may have taken for granted. Many of our clients worry as April 15th approaches and they realize that they have questions on how to file their annual income tax return. Any of the best divorce lawyers or best divorce mediators can help you avoid the pitfalls of filing your first tax return after being divorced.