The 7 Steps in the QDRO Process
The preparation, filing and approval of a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) take time and special care for details. Here are the basic steps of …
5 Common Divorce Mistakes
People make mistakes in their divorce that can cost them money in the long term. These mistakes happen when you try to rush through the process …
Understanding How Collaborative Divorce Works
The divorce process can get very complicated very quickly. You must be able to manage all of your court dates, paperwork and various processes. Even straightforward divorces with little conflict will involve a lot of paperwork. The more conflict that exists in a divorce, the more likely it is you will need a full trial.
Most people, however, have only a moderate level of conflict to deal with during their divorce. In these situations, a collaborative divorce could be the best path.
In a collaborative divorce, the spouses work outside of the courtroom setting to negotiate the terms of their divorce. Doing so can help you save time and money while benefiting from an open and honest exchange of information in a more informal setting. You are able to decide how to handle any disputes that arise after your settlement and have much more control regarding your ability to negotiate a result that works for you.
How to Prioritize Your Children During Your Divorce
When a couple decides to divorce, one of the most important early decisions should be to prioritize your children throughout the divorce process. This starts with …
What is Collaborative Divorce Versus Contested or Uncontested Divorce?
The end of a marriage is difficult for all parties concerned. However, some forms of marital dissolution are more difficult than others. This article compares contested divorce with collaborative divorce and uncontested divorce.
What is a QDRO?
A Qualified Domestic Relations Order, or QDRO (pronounced “Quadro”), is a “legal document, typically found in a divorce agreement or Judgment, that recognizes a spouse, …
What is the Collaborative Divorce Process Like?
Collaborative divorce is a hands-on approach that has gained popularity in recent years. The first step is finding an attorney who is trained/experienced with collaborative divorces. Each party must be represented by a collaborative law attorney. The parties will first meet separately with their attorney to gather and discuss pertinent background information. If the couple agrees to enter the collaborative process, then the parties will work with one another to assemble the collaborative team.
Suggestions For a Positive Outcome In a Divorce
When you are at the end or the near end of your marriage, it is tempting to stay stuck because of the fear of what …
What Happens if Someone Wants to Go to Court During the Collaborative Divorce Process?
Once a party decides to take the case to court, the collaborative process is terminated. The critical component of a collaborative contract is the requirement that each side will hire a new attorney to represent them going to court in the matter.
How a Prenuptial Agreement Can Be a Smart Move If Divorce Should Arise
With all the positive emotions leading up to Marriage or a Domestic Partnership, the notion of a Prenuptial Agreement can be an incredibly delicate and …
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