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  • My Advice for Divorce Month

    By:  Anthony C. Adamopoulos, Divorce Mediator, Arbitrator & Collaborative Lawyer Divorce Month is almost here. I urge everyone who is facing divorce to seriously consider staying out of the public adversarial divorce system. Staying out of the “system” generally means choosing one of two processes, either confidential mediation or confidential Collaborative Divorce. If the two…

  • CONSIDERING DIVORCE? THE DECISION….

    The Holiday Season is often followed by the Decision to divorce – I call it: “The Decision”. For couples with young children, The Decision must consider them. From a child’s point of view, divorce is often seen as the death of a child’s family, at least as the child has known the family.  This “death”…

  • 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…

  • STUCK IN DIVORCE COURT? HERE IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO CUT COSTS AND AGGRAVATION!

    Are you in divorce litigation? Are you having second thoughts – time standards, discovery cost, no trial in sight? Enough! You have complained to your attorney and your attorney reports that your spouse’s attorney has heard the same complaints from your spouse.  Your attorney suggests mediation or conciliation. What is the difference between Divorce Mediation…

  • 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…

  • My Advice for Divorce Month

    By: Anthony C. Adamopoulos, Divorce Arbitrator, Mediator & Collaborative Lawyer   Divorce Month is almost here. In 2016, I saw one of the saddest, unnecessary, adversarial divorces ever. The cost in emotions, future harmony and money was enormous and unnecessary. So again, I urge everyone who is facing divorce to consider seriously staying out of…

  • Reducing the Cost of Divorce with Limited Assistance Representation (LAR)

    By: Attorney Anthony C. Adamopoulos If you are facing divorce, you may be feeling a lot of uncertainty. If you are also having financial difficulties, you may feel more uncertainty. This post is intended to provide information and resources to help you understand a different alternative when facing divorce; an alternative that may give you…

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