Divorced father talking to an estranged child

When a Child Gets Estranged from a Parent During a Divorce

Unfortunately, one parent and a child or children become estranged during a lot of divorces. An estranged child is hostile to or continuously angry with one of his or her parents. The child often refuses to have visitation or custodial access time with that parent. Read more

Sad, lonely woman who does not want a divorce

Divorcing a Reluctant Spouse

If your spouse has agreed to get a divorce – or may even want a divorce – but does nothing to make it happen, you have a reluctant spouse. A reluctant spouse puts the burden of getting a divorce on his or her husband or Read more

Reflections of a Family Law Attorney

Practicing family law over the years has involved unexpected and surprising experiences. I have met people during the most difficult periods of their lives–some in truly extraordinary circumstances. My job is to help them through hard times with the best possible outcome, yet some of Read more

Woman wearing a face mask and looking unhappy because she wants a divorce during the coronavirus

Separation and Divorce During Coronavirus

People are calling the office in the midst of this coronavirus crisis to ask how they can get a separation or divorce with the problems we are facing now. Most courts are functioning on a limited basis, except for “essential” matters or emergencies, like orders Read more

Illustration of a man hiding cash during divorce in a home safe

Hiding Cash During a Divorce

            Divorce usually involves distribution of assets such as house, cars, bank accounts, securities, and retirement funds. Sometimes another asset exists: cash. And sometimes the cash is significant in value.             If only one spouse acquires or knows about the cash, he or she may Read more

special needs adult

When Parents of Special Needs Adults Get Divorced

Parents with special needs children who are young adults often cope with a difficult set of circumstances. A divorce may make things worse. Special needs adults are challenging even when their parents are married, but the challenges continue and may get worse when their parents Read more

Angry father and son illustration |Parental alienation or child abuse

Parental Alienation or Child Abuse: An Overview

Parental alienation and child abuse are two of the toughest issues faced by courts in resolving custody disputes. Here’s what I found while surveying parents’ opinions and stories on Twitter, news sites and custody threads:  There is a large body of parents who view the Read more