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Posted May 6th, 2022 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

If you walk into a bookstore and find the section about repairing marital relationships, most of the titles will be directed at the female partner. Why is this? After decades of experience practicing family law, my belief is either partner is fully capable of taking constructive action during turbulent times. Today, I will present some

Posted March 28th, 2022 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Divorce is tough on everyone. Disruption to routines and lifestyles is inevitable even in the best of circumstances, and this is not limited to adults and kids. Even the family pet feels the change. Considering all of the life-changing decisions that have to be made or negotiated, it’s not surprising that couples in the midst

Posted February 3rd, 2022 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Technology can be a wonderful thing, until it’s not. And in the legal profession, I believe most practitioners would agree that technological advances occur far faster than the law’s ability to keep up. The Apple AirTag is one of the more recent examples of how an extremely clever and useful device can be misused. Sure,

Posted October 1st, 2021 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Mediation is one of those topics that everyone has heard of, but most do not fully understand. In many industries, agreeing in advance to resolve disputes via mediation is mandatory. Although the mediation requirement depends on the court and local county rules where the case is pending, mediation has become required in most family law

Posted August 23rd, 2021 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Divorce and Vaccinations – How to Agree if There’s No Agreement Believe it or not, August is here and kids are heading back to school. Unfortunately, so is COVID. Everywhere we turn there are new debates and mandates about the various COVID-19 vaccines. What began as a blessing and a choice is fast becoming a

Posted April 17th, 2019 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

The short answer is, no it does not have to be sold and is usually not sold. The discussion about the family home can be an emotional one for a divorcing couple. There are many considerations and arguments for and against selling, but what happens if the parties cannot reach an agreement? Generally speaking, in