Tag Archives: Division of Property

Three Divorces In One

by Traci Hoppes, Family Law Attorney Law & Mediation Firm of Klueck & Hoppes Family law attorneys are hired to help people obtain a legal divorce. However, most divorce clients are really going through three different “divorces” at the same time: 1.  Emotional Divorce The emotional divorce begins with the decision to separate and ends when both spouses accept the… Read More

Date of Separation and the Collaborative Divorce Process

by Frann Setzer, Esq. MBA/Certified Family Law Specialist The Law Office of Frann Setzer, APLC In some dissolutions, the date that parties separate is a crucial issue. This is because by law, the marital ‘community’ ends on the day when parties separate. The end of the marital community means that income earned or possibly property purchased after that date might… Read More

Realistic Expectations in Divorce: Do Leopards Ever Really Change Their Spots?

by Shawn D. Skillin, Esq. Collaborative Attorney and Mediator As a mediator, I met with a Mediation couple today. I like both of them very much. We are the same ages, have similar interests and if I wasn’t their divorce mediator, I could be friends with each of them. But what struck me again today, was how divorcing spouses treat… Read More