Tag: public divorce trial

  • 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 […]

  • Attorney Pontisakos Added to Primary Care Attorney Referral Registry

      Very pleased to announce that Attorney Demetra Pontisakos has been added to my Primary Care Attorney Referral Registry. Demetra has over 30 years of experience in family law and practices in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.  That means she can handle family law matters that cross state lines.  Demetra is a skilled negotiator and litigator. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Supreme Judicial Court Says Wife Does Not Get More Alimony Just Because Husband’s Income Goes Up

    By:  Attorney Anthony C. Adamopoulos, Divorce Mediator, Arbitrator and Collaborative Law practitioner. ©2017 In a September 25th decision, the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) affirmed an often misunderstood legal tenet i.e., just because the alimony paying ex-spouse starts making more money, the receiving ex-spouse does not automatically get an increase in alimony. In the year before […]

  • HOW TO USE DEADLOCK ARBITRATION

    PART TWO For PART ONE – WHY CONFIDENTIAL DEADLOCK ARBITRATIONsm Making the decision to arbitrate: Deadlock Arbitrationsm can be used to resolve deadlock arising out of the Collaborative or Mediation process. After deadlock, attorneys discuss arbitration with their clients. Pro se litigants discuss arbitration between themselves. If all agree, an Arbitration Agreement is executed. The […]

  • WHY CONFIDENTIAL DEADLOCK ARBITRATION?

    PART ONE   What is Deadlock Arbitration? Deadlock Arbitrationsm   is a private confidential process that avoids the need to “change over” to public court litigation when divorce mediation or Collaborative Divorce reaches a total breakdown. What causes deadlock? Deadlock results from a party refusing to move from a position. For example, consider this scenario: After […]