CONSIDERING DIVORCE: “AFTER THE HOLIDAYS”?
By Anthony C. Adamopoulos, Divorce Mediator and Certified Collaborative Divorce Attorney. The Holiday Season is often followed by the Decision to Divorce. For couples with young children, their Decision can have an indelible and devastating effect on their children. Children often see divorce as the death of their family as they have known it. The […]
Guest Blog: The Benefits of Discussion in a Collaborative or Mediated Divorce
By Scott C. Marks, Attorney, Mediator, Collaborative Professional Often, parties to a mediated or a collaborative divorce have not, for weeks, spoken directly with each other about the issues at hand. This is because those discussions are difficult and painful and often end in impasse. That is where a mediator or collaborative team can […]
Our Clients Say It Best
By Anthony C. Adamopoulos, Divorce Mediator and Collaborative Divorce Attorney Recently, a couple came to me seeking my help in resolving their divorce. They were in litigation and had been “going at it” for over a year. Fortunately, with their hard work and dedication, we mediated a resolution. They showed their appreciation by writing kind […]
What is the Difference Between Imputed Income and Attributed Income?
By Anthony C. Adamopoulos, Divorce Mediator and Collaborative Divorce Attorney Imputed and attributed income are distinguished in the Child Support Guidelines, 2018. Imputed income is income that is not reported on a parent’s Financial Statement but is nevertheless being received by or available to the parent. One appellate court decision has said: A judge may […]
The Holidays are Over and We Need to Get This Divorce Behind Us
By Anthony C. Adamopoulos, Certified Divorce Mediator and Certified Collaborative Divorce Attorney Listen folks, the holidays are over and the two of you are still facing the divorce problem. It is time and it is best, for the two of you and your kids to get this divorce thing behind you. It is hard to […]
My Spouse is Hiding income. Is that Imputed Income?
By Anthony C. Adamopoulos, Divorce Mediator and Collaborative Divorce Attorney Yes, it may be. Imputed income is an amount that a judge assigns to your spouse when your spouse’s Financial Statement does not report the assigned income.This comes up when you are able to show the judge at least one of two types of evidence […]
How Does a Judge Set Alimony?
By: Anthony C. Adamopoulos, Divorce Mediator, Collaborative Divorce Attorney and Divorce Arbitrator Alimony is based on: the need of the recipient, the payor’s ability to pay it and a cap on the amount to be paid. To determine need, the judge must consider: marriage length; age and health of the parties; income, employment and employability […]
What is a Collaborative Divorce Neutral Facilitator and Why is it Cost Effective to Use One?
By Anthony C. Adamopoulos-Divorce Mediator, Collaborative Divorce Attorney, & Divorce Arbitrator Are you facing divorce and feeling sad, angry, or scared? Do you stay up at night thinking “This can’t be happening” or “How am I going to manage this?” If you use Collaborative Divorce, you will not be alone because a Collaborative Divorce Neutral […]
Is Collaborative Divorce Cheaper than Mediation or a Court Resolution?
By: Anthony C. Adamopoulos, Divorce Mediator, Collaborative Divorce Attorney and Divorce Arbitrator Unless a couple has been married for under a year, it is almost impossible to quote the cost of any divorce process, let alone Collaborative Divorce. What can be said is that Collaborative Divorce is efficient and cost effective. And, it meets […]
For How Long Will Alimony Run?
By: Anthony C. Adamopoulos, Divorce Mediator, Arbitrator and Collaborative Divorce Attorney Alimony here refers to the most common type – General Term. The length or duration of alimony is contingent on two factors. The first is the length of the marriage. (Italics are quotes from the Alimony Reform Law.) The length of the marriage begins, […]