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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

EXPLAINING DIVORCE TO CHILDREN

When it comes to explaining divorce to children, many parents freeze. How can you tell them that life as they have always known it will change in a very big way. Breaking the news to your kids is perhaps the hardest part about getting a divorce, because you know that it will cause pain and confusion to the one's you love the most. 
 
I remember the tears welling up in my son's eyes as I told him that his Dad and I weren't going to live in the same house anymore; how I struggled to find the right words to make him believe that we still loved him and that everything would work out in the long run. Oh, how I wished that I had some guidance on how to tell him in a way that would make it easier. I didn't have anything but instinct to guide my discussion at the time. But you can benefit from the insight of Rosalind Sedacca as she explains how to tell kids about divorce in such a way so they can accept it. 
 
 To view the remainder of this article written by Rosalind Sedacca click below:

http://www.womansdivorce.com/explaining-divorce-to-children.html


For more information, contact the Family Law Offices of Renee M. Marcelle at (415) 456-4444, or online at http://www.familylawmarin.com/ --

MEET WITH YOUR ATTORNEY PRIOR TO MEDIATION FOR BETTER RESULTS


Your divorce attorney will need to meet with you in advance of your mediation date to discuss the mediation process, the strengths and weaknesses of your case, review possible exhibits with you, and ensure that you are confident in the points of your case.

If you have any questions or reservations about the mediation process, you should raise them with your attorney at this meeting so that you can walk into mediation feeling as prepared as possible.

It is important that your divorce lawyer has reviewed potential exhibits and has a strong understanding of the case in advance of mediation.

Often there will be an exchange of information or documents in advance of mediation, even if complete discovery is avoided to ensure that the attorney has access to the information necessary for them to determine the strengths and weaknesses of the case. This is important to know in advance of mediation to put you in the best negotiating position.

If your attorney explains that your case has many strengths, but also some weaknesses, do not be alarmed. It is important for you to understand this in advance of mediation so you do not feel overwhelmed or caught off guard if those issues are raised by the opposing party at the mediation, and they likely will be.

To view the remainder of this article by Sara Pitcher click:

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/meet-with-your-divorce-attorney-prior-to-mediation-for-better-results.html

For more information, contact the Family Law Offices of Renee M. Marcelle at (415) 456-4444, or online at http://www.familylawmarin.com/ --

Forensic Evaluation: The Child Custody Report

Forensic evaluations (also referred to as custody evaluations) can be a useful tool in child custody litigation but can also be costly and time consuming.

So what does a forensic evaluation entail, and why is it used? Will your child have to undergo a stressful psychological evaluation?
 
The Forensic Evaluation Process:

The forensic evaluation process typically entails the appointment of a psychiatrist, psychologist, or other mental health expert to evaluate the family in question through the review of various documents, a series of tests and interviews, and information gathered from third parties.

Forensic evaluations are typically used in cases where a couple simply cannot agree to the legal and/or residential custody of a child or if there are concerns with abuse, mental health issues, or substance abuse.
A judge may order a forensic evaluation on his or her own volition, or a party may request that an evaluation be completed.

To continue reading the remainder of this article by Sarah J. Merry, click here:

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/forensic-evaluation-the-child-custody-report.html


For more information, contact the Family Law Offices of Renee M. Marcelle at (415) 456-4444, or online at http://www.familylawmarin.com/ --

HEALING AND HOPE AFTER A BROKEN HEART

Many of the women who seek my guidance as a relationship coach are suffering from a broken heart. Sometimes their heart is still freshly bruised; other times they tell me stories of past romantic traumas they have never recovered from.

I remember the first time my heart was broken like it was yesterday. His name was Dennis McCormick and he was sexy, funny, wise and for my 16 year old tender heart he was IT. I was young but it sure didn’t feel like puppy love to me. I was head over heels.

We were together as a couple for only a few months and were really just getting to the good part as far as I was concerned. Past the initial awkwardness and beginning to have a routine as a couple when suddenly he stopped calling. This happened right in the middle of a school holiday so I didn’t have a convenient way to run into him. I called, no response. Agony. Then school started up again and I was anxious to confront him on his bad behavior or at least be reassured that he had simply been hanging out with his guy friends.

To see the remainder of this article by Kat Kehres Knecht, click here:

http://www.divorce-articles.com/brokenheart.shtml

For more information, contact the Family Law Offices of Renee M. Marcelle at (415) 456-4444, or online at http://www.familylawmarin.com/ --

A Divorce Lawyer Says A Lot Of Unfaithful Spouses Will Be Caught By Texting On Christmas

A divorce lawyer says that the No. 1 way that unfaithful spouses are caught is through text messages or other electronic communications on Christmas.

Typically, the cheating spouse will leave a phone around the house when the lover is sending holiday messages, reports Iain Thomson of The Register, based on an interview with Britain's top divorce lawyer, Ayesha Vardag.

"When people are discovered in adultery, rather than coming clean and saying that they are in a relationship, it tends to be through mobile phones  and emails," Vardag said.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/a-divorce-lawyer-says-a-lot-of-unfaithful-spouses-will-be-caught-by-texting-on-christmas-2012-12#ixzz2GBTm1utg


For more information, contact the Family Law Offices of Renee M. Marcelle at (415) 456-4444, or online at http://www.familylawmarin.com/ --

CONSIDERING A DIVORCE WAIT UNTIL JANUARY


Going through a divorce during the holidays can be emotionally wrenching, which is why many people don't do it -- they put it off until January.
"People don't want to upset the apple cart over the holidays, and they want a peaceful Christmas, Hanukkah or New Year's. And then, because they don't want to spend another damned year with that spouse of theirs, as soon as the holidays are over they pull the plug and file," says Alton Abramowitz, president of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

While there are no hard numbers on how many divorces are filed in January, Abramowitz says it's undoubtedly a popular time to act, rivaled only by September, when marriages break up after the summer holidays. Yet waiting for the holidays to pass doesn't all come down to simply wanting a harmonious holiday season. There are sound financial reasons to wait until January.

You may view the remainder of this article at nbcnews.com by clicking the link below:

http://www.nbcnews.com/business/considering-divorce-wait-until-january-1C7659310



For more information, contact the Family Law Offices of Renee M. Marcelle at (415) 456-4444, or online at http://www.familylawmarin.com/ --