In almost every modern trial order, courts require parties to attend at least one mediation session prior to scheduling a matter for trial. An agreement to attend mediation can be made at any point, even before filing a lawsuit.
Attorneys are quickly discovering that social media outlets often provide an abundance of evidence about behaviors, lifestyles, the existence of assets, and big expenditures. Any information obtained through social media can be used in court.
Cooperating in the discovery process by providing credible evidence about income, expenses, financial account balances, etc. not only provides a full financial disclosure but can also speed up the divorce process and reduce unnecessary costs.
The Winter/Spring 2016 edition of Family Law Magazine includes a discussion on the benefits of arbitration by three fellows of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers entitled “The Arbitration Advantage”.
Alimony is the payment of support to a spouse or former spouse who is financially dependent on the other spouse. It is ordinarily paid as a monthly amount and is usually taxable to the recipient as income