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Children experience anxiety and anger during the divorce process. They are angry that their world is being turned upside down and anxious through feelings of abandonment, changes in living conditions, guilt, fear of the unknown. Often they worry that the divorce was&
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Sunday, 11 April 2010 15:04
When you're going through a divorce, you usually have an attorney, right? Well, not always. The last two times I went to court over a divorce issue, I went "pro se," meaning I fired my attorney and represented myself. I had to follow the same procedures as a lawyer, which involved completing …
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Wednesday, 17 March 2010 10:11
Before the evaluator comes to visit, parents should do a safety check and make necessary adjustments. The home does not have to be spotless, but sheets should be on the beds. Odors from cigarettes, trash, pets, and diapers should be minimized.• A wide variety of fresh and healthy food should be&
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Tuesday, 23 February 2010 09:14
In my last article, I discussed legal separation and the benefits to a couple that feel they need time away from a marriage. I strongly suggest anyone making the decision to live separately protect herself legally. …
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Sunday, 24 January 2010 07:24
A legal separation and divorce are more similar than different. In fact, except for a few key points they are almost the same. The difference is in the legal standard one must meet to obtain a legal separation or divorce and the relief you get from either. Even then, the difference only has to do…
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Wednesday, 05 December 2012 09:59
Do you need a break from marital conflict, but you’re not ready to take the next step for divorce? If so, legal separation will give you the break you need, and protection while you take time away to figure out your next step.  During a legal…
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Wednesday, 30 December 2009 00:14
For the past five weeks I’ve been talking about pro se divorce — how you can represent yourself in a divorce action. Here are some frequently asked questions:  1. Can I handle a pro se divorce? People who are in the best situation to proceed…
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Monday, 07 December 2009 09:08
Your first choice in handling your divorce yourself (Pro Se) was to try mediation. But if that didn’t work and you have to go to divorce court, you will need documents and other information from your husband to help you make your case. The…
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Monday, 30 November 2009 09:12
What have we learned about Pro Se divorce so far? Be organized, and learn your state divorce laws, rules of civil procedure, and all those ethics codes that dictate how judges and lawyers do business. You know how to file the original petition for divorce and how to notify your husband. Now you are…
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Monday, 23 November 2009 09:28
To begin the divorce process as a Pro Se litigant you will file an original petition for divorce with the local court clerk. The original petition for divorce is a document requesting that the court grant a divorce. Filling out the petition for divorce: If you are asking …
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Tuesday, 17 November 2009 07:48