Compromise in Divorce – How Much is Too Much?

June 14, 2022

How much compromise is necessary to be “cooperative”? This is a question that anyone going through a divorce might have when deciding whether to try cooperative law.  Why would your divorced friends be telling you that you need a bulldog attorney if the cooperative approach is better?  How much are you going to have to

Cooperative Principles and Real Life Divorce

February 16, 2022

            Mr. and Ms. Johnson are divorced. They have a 2017 Order approving their marital settlement agreement, including provisions relating to recalculation of child support for their two minor children, one of whom has special needs.  Specifically, the Order states that either party can, at any time, request "tax returns, W-2s and 1099s" from the

A Lawyer’s Thoughts

October 27, 2021

I became interested in becoming a member of the Charleston Cooperative Family Law Association for many reasons. The primary reason is that I believe the cooperative law process is the best way to resolve certain cases. For litigants who can work cooperatively, the benefits of surviving family court with relationships and pocketbooks intact is huge.

A Different Approach to Divorce

August 10, 2021

There are many lawyers in the family court that will tell you they always try to work out an amicable settlement.  And many do.  There are many lawyers in the family court that will tell you they fight tooth and nail with the sole goal of getting the maximum result for their clients.  And many

A Cooperative Approach to Divorce

March 16, 2021

What Would You Do? Journalist John Quinones, in his popular television show on ABC, “What Would You Do?,” asks his viewers to ponder what they would do when confronted with an ethical, social or moral dilemma.  If you found a wallet with no identification but $1,000 cash, would you try to find out who owned

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