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NEW YORK TIMES REMINDS US THAT SOCIAL MEDIA CAN BE DIVORCE EVIDENCE CENTRALIn this recent New York Times article titled "In a Divorce, Who Gets Custody of Electronic Data? The Lawyers" potential divorce clients are warned about putting embarrassing personal information about themselves on their computers. It is also important to remember that being aggressive with an electronic investigation of your spouse may create a real advantage.
4 MEDIATION FAQS IN DIVORCE & CUSTODY4 MEDIATION FAQS IN DIVORCE & CUSTODY WHAT is mediation? – Mediation in divorce and custody cases is a meeting between the plaintiff, defendant, and a mediator. It can be used to resolve all issues including custody, support and property division. WHEN should it be done? – Mediation can be done before or after filing and even after the case is over if new issues arise. WHO should do it? - The Mediator Matters! The mediator is a neutral person that tries to find issues that can be resolved by agreement or compromise. Most of the time, the mediator’s role is…
BE AWARE OF EX-PARTE ORDERSWe frequently are asked if it is best to wait and let one’s spouse file the divorce first. There are many considerations we look at before making a recommendation but there is one reason that can strongly suggest that filing first would be beneficial. That reason is EX-PARTE Orders. Ex-parte orders are orders the court enters without notice to the other party. The court can use this power to set custody, parenting time, and restraints on the use of assets including cars, homes, bank accounts and business assets. These orders are more common at the beginning of cases because it is…