Top Worries Children Have About Divorce

By Carol Mapp The transition from married to divorce can be daunting for parents. Children may have their own worries regarding the process of divorce. The family dynamic is changing in a major way, so they may have concerns and fears regarding this major life change....

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT MEDIATION

What is mediation? Mediation is a structured settlement process intended to assist clients involved in litigation in resolving their differences and reaching an agreement without involving the court.  Mediation is frequently a voluntary process, but may be ordered by...

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers About Collaborative Divorce

How do I know if the collaborative divorce is right for me? The collaborative divorce process is completely voluntary.  Neither party can require that the other party agree to use the process, nor can any court require the parties to use the process.  When you consult...

Collaborative Divorce vs. Mediation: A More Detailed Explanation

In my last post, I discussed the similarities and differences between collaborative divorce and mediation, with a downloadable comparison chart for easy reference, which you can find here.  Following is a slightly more detailed explanation of how a collaborative...

Getting Divorced at the End of the Year – Emotional Considerations

Last week, I discussed the practicality of filing for divorce at the end of the year from a legal perspective, such as the tax benefits of waiting until January 1 and the time frame required to complete the process, which is almost impossible after November.  However,...

Getting Divorced at the End of the Year – Practical Considerations

While time seems to slow in August, like a rollercoaster at the top of the first drop, it only seems to pick up speed as we go roaring through the fall.  School starts, and suddenly it’s Halloween, followed closely by Thanksgiving.  Then before you know it, it’s...

Upcoming Changes

Big and exciting changes are coming to Silvestri Law. On the personal side, in mid-December (give or take a few weeks), my family will grow by four feet (literally) as my husband and I welcome twins.  Accordingly, beginning the first of November, I will be taking a...

Silvestri Family Law, PLLC Makes “Best Law Firms” List

On November 1, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers announced the release of the “Best Law Firms” rankings, and I’m pleased to say Silvestri Family Law, PLLC has been included on the “Best Law Firms” list again for 2019 in family law.  This is the third year...

Collaborative Divorce: A Roadmap to Resolution

By Carie Silvestri The collaborative divorce process follows a five-step process called the “Roadmap to Resolution.”  This Roadmap is discussed at the very first collaborative divorce meeting so that the parties know what to expect during the course of the process....

What Will A Collaborative Divorce Cost?

By Harry Munsinger, J.D., Ph.D. Every client wants to know how much their divorce will cost.  Answering that question is tricky because the cost of a collaborative divorce depends on the complexity of the case and the cooperativeness of the clients.  No attorney can...
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