The following blog includes an excerpt from our friends at AFCC, the international leaders in family law leaders. Harry Siegel sits on the Board of the Maryland Chapter of AFCC.
Once in a while, I have to tell my client to strap in and get ready to go for a horrific ride in his or her divorce case.
More and more courts are turning to mediation before your divorce case can go to trial. The goal is to settle your case without trial. I would say 80-90 percent of all family law cases settle before trial. The 10-20 percent of cases that do not settle tend to have common traits:
Occasionally, one of my colleagues will send an email, asking for thoughts and help on certain topics. Highly experienced divorce attorneys tend to be a great resource for younger or less experienced attorneys. Here is a recent request for help on the omplex and troubling issue of stalking:
If you are getting divorced, some attorneys-and websites-will point you to an interesting alternative process called collaborative law.
If a custody evaluation has been ordered in your case, get to your attorney's office right away!! And if your divorce attorney says something like "just cooperate and everything will be fine," get a free consult with a highly experienced divorce attorney!