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February 2017 Archives

The evolution of fathers and their parental responsibilities

The father’s role in their children’s lives has significantly evolved. Yet, state family laws that divide parenting responsibilities seem to be stuck in the time of black and white sitcoms where dad left for the “salt mines” every day while mom stayed home.

Mediation: Bringing Calm to an Otherwise Contentious Moment

Divorce mediation is an important element of family law. Not every divorce or issue can or should be addressed in the courtroom. A growing number of people choose to circumvent the courtroom for their most private, personal and difficult dissolution decisions. Mediation is an excellent choice for those who want to find common ground on issues and resolve them without the anxiety and public discord that is often associated with litigation during a divorce.

The Legal Utility of Prenups and Postnups

When you consider that approximately 50 percent of marriages will end in divorce, the discussion around prenuptial agreements and postnuptial agreements can be framed from a very different viewpoint than one might expect. For many years the discussions around pre and post nups were considered socially taboo topics. As a result, many people who were preparing for their big day simply ignored, disregarded or glossed over the prospect of signing a prenuptial agreement.

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