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-Collaborative Divorce is a team approach that enables families to reach solutions together without the need for court appearances. Make sure that you hire an lawyer who is trained in collaborative law if you decide collaborative is the best way for your family.
-Mediation involves a neutral who does not make the decisions, but who helps the parties reach an agreement. You may hire a mediator whether you have an attorney or not. Leslie Howell is a mediator, as well as a consulting attorney for those who are mediating.
child custody & Child support
CHILD CUSTODY JOINT OR SOLE CUSTODY? The fact that parents raise the children very differently may have no bearing on your custody order. In California, the courts tend to prefer that the parents share joint physical and legal custody of the children.
limited scope services
-Limited Scope or Unbundled Representation allows you to represent yourself with the help of an attorney. This is an inexpensive way to proceed with your divorce or paternity court case if the other side is unwilling to mediate or collaborate.
Leslie K. Howell Family Law Lawyer and Mediator There are a few decisions you will need to make in order to settle your case. Besides choosing a method to use (such as mediation and collaborative law), you will need to make sure you and your mediator and/or lawyer are a good fit. Leslie Howell is an experienced yet passionate mediator and lawyer. She cares because she understands what parties in your situation are going through.
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When you are asking the court to award you child support, you file and serve your papers and the other parent is required to give you his or her tax returns, pay check stubs, and Income and Expense Declaration. If he or she is a W-2 employee, it’s usually pretty easy to see exactly what Read more about How Can I Find Out the Other Parent’s Income for Child Support?[…]
California uses a child support “Guideline” formula that primarily takes in to account each parent’s income, how much time each parent spends with the child, and tax implications. For me it’s very complex to calculate it by hand. Fortunately, California offers you a free calculator at: http://www.childsup.ca.gov/resources/calculatechildsupport.aspx You may need legal advice to enter the Read more about How To Calculate Child Support?[…]
We receive many calls where divorcing spouses want to know what we charge to get them divorced. Since we offer so many options with different pricing, there is no predetermined answer to that very general question but maybe this will help….. In our initial consultations, we discuss various approaches a couple can take to go Read more about How Much Does a Divorce Cost?[…]
If I’m New to the Idea of Divorcing, What Are Initial Consultations Like at Amicable Divorce Services?
Here at Amicable Divorce Services, our clients are so relieved when we use our flip chart to educate them as to what to expect in the divorce process. Not only do we show you what is involved in the divorce process itself, we also explain different options to go through the divorce process. Finally, we Read more about If I’m New to the Idea of Divorcing, What Are Initial Consultations Like at Amicable Divorce Services?[…]
When you hire (retain) an attorney you have the option of paying a high retainer for an attorney of record, or you can hire your attorney on a limited scope basis to perform unbundled services for a fraction of the cost. An attorney of record will usually require a retainer fee paid in advance in Read more about What is Limited Scope Representation or Unbundled Services?[…]
Divorce without going to court is typically the least expensive way to get a divorce. There are different ways that can save you money, such as mediation, limited scope, co-mediation, 2 truly collaborative-minded lawyers, collaborative divorce…. There are different levels of cost-effective divorce. For instance, for those parents whose top priority is to prevent their Read more about What is the Least Expensive Divorce Process?[…]
There are different forms of mediation in family law. The traditional method is for one neutral mediator to meet with both spouses (either with or without their lawyers). The mediator does not make any decisions but helps the spouses find a way to compromise so that they can reach an agreement. This is a great method Read more about What is Co-Mediation?[…]
When you choose the mediation process for your divorce, it’s best to have a peacemaking, consulting lawyer to explain your rights to you. Many peacemaking, consulting lawyers typically charge you for the the time they spend with you and for reviewing your documents after you’ve completed your mediation. If you spend an hour or two Read more about Do You Have To Pay a Retainer Fee for Consulting Lawyers?[…]
There are 3 different kinds of mediation you may hear about in the family law court: 1. DSO: (Free) Daily Settlement Officers are volunteer lawyers who come to the courthouse and your judge may send you to that person to try to settle your case on the day of your hearing after one or both Read more about Different Kinds of Mediation[…]
Recently, I was reviewing a discussion between family law attorneys about the costs of peacemaking (namely, mediation). I was expremely disappointed in what I was reading. Some of the comments included the opinion that the courts should be awarded more funding for the administration of free mediations for litigated cases. Or in the alternative that Read more about Can Parties in Litigated Cases Afford Mediation?[…]