Hollingsworth vs Perry-March 2013

In March, 2013 the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear Hollingsworth v. Perry. The Issue to be determined is: (1) Whether the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment prohibits the State of California from defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman. (2) whether petitioners have standing under Article III, §… Read more »

Where is the Love in Family Law?

In the world of family law and divorce I am constantly asking myself where is the love? When clients step over the threshold to my office- it’s assumed that the love is gone.  As if that foot print on the carpet drains all the love away from a relationship once overflowing with it. Love is… Read more »

3 Expectations of Divorce in Vail

Divorce has many elements but here are 3 major expectations to help you understand the process. EXPECT THERE TO BE OPTIONS There are more options than we can explain, but consider these You can come to agreements before actually filing for divorce. You can hire collaborative attorneys and agree to never go to court. You can mediate… Read more »

What is a Respondent Parent?

Respondent parent is the term given to parents who have been named in an action by the State for alleged abuse and neglect of their children.  They must “respond” to the allegations against them by the State. In a divorce action the parties are either co-petitioners, or the petitioner and the respondent.  The petitioner files… Read more »

Don’t Let Fear Decide Your Fate

I spend every day working with angry people in fear. A parent’s fear of …. not seeing your children everyday. not knowing how you will financially manage on your own through or after the divorce. losing your mutual friends and those you’ve known as family, in addition to your spouse or partner. losing the home… Read more »