Divorce

“Adulting” During Divorce: Yes, Please!

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Relationships are hard…even the great ones.  Divorce… brings out the worst in people.  I don’t mean just bad feelings.  I mean bad behavior.  Nasty texts, keying cars, drunken rants, lavish spending sprees; divorce attorneys have seen and heard about all of it.  You might think that an attorney would be happy to have a client […]

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The Baby Name Game

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Recently I was asked who gets to choose the last name of a newborn child?  Typically, this issue comes up when a child is born to parents who are not married.  After the birth, the mother is usually given a form to fill out in the hospital “naming” the child and identifying the mother and father.  This information […]

Divorce

WHY LAWYERS CRINGE AT THE “F” WORD IN DIVORCE

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Oh, that word.  That horrible, caustic, offensive word.  Fair.  I cringe just writing it.   Very few things in life are fair.  Our loved ones die, its not fair.  Kids fight over toys, its not fair.  And, your ex will get overnight parenting time or part of your retirement account; is it fair? In the legal system, […]