Q: How much will my divorce mediation cost? A: It depends! I realize, that is not the answer you were hoping to hear. Frankly, most clients and professionals are challenged by the “cost” question. There are so many unknowns and other variables to consider. Just as your contractor has difficulty anticipating the roadblocks, they will encounter in your … [Read more...] about How Much Will My Divorce Mediation Cost?
A Simple Guide to your Payment Options The Judicial Council survey from 2016 found that the average California litigated divorce through trial costs $95,000. Even among cases that settle before trial, a simple internet search will predict the cost of a litigated divorce in California as $40,000 – $50,000+, depending on your situation. Conversely, an … [Read more...] about Divorce Payment Retainer Options
9 Steps to Keep Your Divorce Fees Down In my 25+ years of mediating family law and divorce matters, I’ve seen thousands of divorces successfully complete. Some of my most complex marital estates manage to finish in a few months with only two or three, two-hour meetings while other less complex matters take three years or more and countless scheduled and delayed meetings, emails, … [Read more...] about Divorce Cost Inflators
Thinking about divorce is emotionally stressful. This stress is compounded when you have limited finances and are struggling to simply pay your monthly expenses. It can feel as if you are stuck with no real solution. The good news is there are ways for you to move forward while minimizing the cost of the divorce. Work Towards Reaching Agreement Before you scoff at the idea of agreeing with … [Read more...] about Minimizing the Cost of Divorce
By Diana Martinez Honestly: how hard is it for one attorney to call the other attorney and try to resolve before filing a motion with the court? Let’s think about the economic efficiency of this. To file a motion, you have to interview the client on the issues. Maybe an hour’s worth of discussion. Let’s assume the attorney is billing at $350/hour. Then the attorney has to prepare the … [Read more...] about The Efficiency of Communication
Child Specialist – An experienced, licensed therapist with specific education and training in the expected behaviors, stages, challenges and tasks of the development of a child. They work with the child (ren) to address specific emotional and practical day-to-day needs as they relate to the divorce process. The Child Representative also helps in designing the parenting plans that specifically … [Read more...] about Glossary of Terms
Bart had the opportunity to talk with Ron Siegel and Melinda Johnson on Ron’s radio show in September. Ron covers his conservative viewpoints for the first 20 minutes before Melinda and Bart chime in about Real Estate and Divorce. … [Read more...] about Divorce and Real Estate