If We Agree on Everything, How Long Does it Take to Get Through Divorce Mediation?
By Anthony C. Adamopoulos, Divorce Mediator, Arbitrator and Collaborative Lawyer Not very long at all. Here is the process: Make an appointment for you and your spouse through my office. You can usually get an appointment within a week. At the first session, about two hours, I will learn what agreements, you and your […]
FACING DIVORCE AND CANNOT AFFORD A DIVORCE LAWYER…
…USE LAR – LIMITED ASSISTANCE REPRESENTATION LAR lets you hire a specially trained and qualified LAR attorney to help with some of what you must do if you represent yourself, pro se. You Can Hire an LAR lawyer: to go to court with you just one time, or as many times as you want; to […]
How Long Does It Take to Get a Divorce Through Mediation?
By Anthony C. Adamopoulos, Divorce Mediator, Arbitrator and Collaborative Lawyer The time it takes to get “through” the Mediation Process initially depends on whether or not each party returns a properly completed Probate and Family Court Financial Statement. The Mediator needs a correct Financial Statement for many reasons. An insufficient Statement causes delay and increased […]
What is the Difference Between Divorce Mediation and Collaborative Divorce?
By Anthony C. Adamopoulos, Divorce Mediator, Arbitrator and Certified Collaborative Lawyer MEDIATION is an independent, voluntary, confidential process conducted by a mediator, who is neutral. Attorneys are not required. The mediator will: Assist you and your spouse in identifying those issues preventing settlement. Explore various avenues to resolution. Develop a settlement resolution acceptable to you […]
What is My Primary Care Attorney Referral Registry?
Congratulations to Attorney Robert (Bob) Jutras. Bob has been selected as one of the “Ten Best Elder Law Attorneys in Massachusetts”. Bob is a member of my Primary Care Attorney Referral Registry. Besides providing arbitration, mediation and collaborative representation, I am a Primary Care Attorney who will refer you to the experienced lawyer you need. […]
NO LAW REQUIRES DIVORCING COUPLES TO DIVIDE ASSETS 50/50
By: Anthony C. Adamopoulos, Arbitrator, Mediator, Collaborative Attorney Recently, a distressed client, I will call Casie, came to me. She feared for her future. Casie explained that her husband wanted a divorce and “claimed” he would “get” his lawful 50% of the house and her pension. Casie described in her marital history valid reasons why […]
Need a Lawyer Referral?
DO I KNOW A GOOD LAWYER WHO DOES INTER GALACTIC SPACE LAW? Actually, I don’t; but if you needed one, I would make the effort to find one for you. Besides providing arbitration, mediation and collaborative representation, I am a Primary Care Attorney who will refer you to the experienced lawyer you need. After receiving […]
Divorce Arbitration is the Way to Go! So……
A decision of our Appeals Court, Gravlin v. Gravlin, is helpful for those facing divorce. For collaborative divorce attorneys and divorce mediators, the decision confirms that arbitration is the viable alternative to court litigation for resolving a single issue or even taking the place of a full court trial. In Gravlin, the Appeals Court acknowledged “… arbitration has long been recognized […]
How to Save Money when Divorcing
By: Anthony C. Adamopoulos, Divorce Mediator and Collaborative Attorney ©2020 In every divorce there are non-law issues. Some are as basic as “Who gets the college chest”? or as complicated as “Where will the children primarily live”? Attorneys and smart parties are now using professional neutrals (also called coaches) to save money and still resolve […]
CONSIDERING DIVORCE? THE DECISION…
People often wait until “after the holidays” to make the Decision to Divorce. Since it is such an important Decision, I have put together this post on important considerations. The Holiday Season is often followed by the decision to divorce – The Decision. Deciding to divorce is not easy. Yet, in Massachusetts, the Decision to […]