One of the most common complaints by and sources of frustration to clients during a divorce is connected to the issue of attorney’s fees: specifically, the attorney’s fees which the client does not incur by choice. Fees incurred “not by choice” usually are due to unscrupulous conduct and behavior of the other party which drive up the fees in the … Continued
When a couple gets divorced, one of the first things either person worries about is the cost. While managing the cost is a reasonable concern, the reality is….here is the honest answer….divorce is expensive. Unless there are no children, virtually no assets, each person is self-supporting and there is no issue of domestic violence, divorce is going to be costly. … Continued
Wikipedia defines reverse psychology as “a technique involving the advocacy of a belief or behavior that is opposite to the one desired, with the expectation that this approach will encourage the subject of the persuasion to do what actually is desired: the opposite of what is suggested.” Though I have written in the past about how to minimize attorneys’ fees, … Continued
Access to funds – for living expenses and attorney’s fees – is often a challenge for a stay-at-home spouse or domestic partner during a dissolution. The working spouse or partner continues to have income and the ability to be self-supporting. As a result, often the stay-at-home spouse or partner must rely on credit cards to meet their needs, at least … Continued
People have been postponing divorce due to the economic downturn, but this appears to be changing. Divorce attorneys are busier than ever and clients are expecting more efficiency and value than ever before. While attorneys should become more efficient in dispensing legal services as they become more experienced in the law, the client remains an important part of the overall … Continued
Everyone has ‘stuff.’ The late George Carlin created a classic standup routine about the importance of ‘stuff’in our lives. We feel comforted by our ‘stuff’ but when divorce strikes, our ‘stuff’ must be valued and divided equally. It is the importance of ‘stuff’ in our lives – and fear of losing that sense of comfort it provides – which in … Continued
Often we hear the lamenting by clients (and others) about how much a divorce costs. Some of us have heard the joke, “Why does divorce cost so much? … Because it is worth it!” While the joke may be funny, the reality of paying attorneys’ fees for a divorce or other family law matter is no joke.
Engaging a lawyer and going to court frequently is necessary, but it also involves the expense required in any kind of litigation – whether for a lawsuit involving a large company or for a married couple’s divorce. It is no secret that the recession and weak economic recovery have had a dramatic financial impact on all aspects of family life, … Continued
Companies, such as Balance Point Divorce Funding, have entered the field of divorce by providing funding for attorney’s fees, forensic accountants, asset investigators, fraud investigators and a reasonable living allowance, all necessary in connection with a divorce. Third party funding companies help balance the financial resources of the parties in divorce for example when the couple has just one breadwinner … Continued
When a divorce action is filed, Standard Family Law Restraining Orders (also commonly referred to as Automatic Temporary Restraining Orders or “ATRO’s”) take effect immediately. There are several important aspects of these restraining orders, but for now this post concentrates on the authorization within those restraining orders which can assist you in paying for the divorce.