The collaborative divorce process is an alternative way of getting divorced that allows couples to achieve a mutually acceptable resolution of all issues without going to court. The collaborative process avoids court, is confidential and gives control over the outcome to the di
One of the most difficult parts of divorce—at least for adults—is reentering the dating world. This is especially true of those who have been married for a long time or were in an abusive marriage. There are several things likely to happen, but if you take your time you can overcome a
While we often think of divorce as being difficult on the children, it doesn’t have to transform good children into potential criminals. There are steps parents can take to ensure the divorce has a minimal effect on the children, but it’s important for them to work together in order t
No two people have the same story when it comes to divorce; the circumstances are always different. The circumstances surrounding a divorce vary from one couple to the other. Whether you are disappointed or relieved makes no difference; what is important at this point is where your li
Meet Julie, her husband Michael and their daughter, Maggie. Julie and Michael have decided to get a divorce. But after witnessing the uncertainty, stress and conflict that is often part of the traditional divorce process, they have decided that, while divorce may be inevitable, they d
by Linda L. Piff, Esq. It seems every time we turn around we hear about someone’s messy divorce. We hear about how “so and so” is going to hire a tough lawyer and get everything they have coming to them. It seems this type of response to divorce has almost become a cultural expectatio
Our own Joan M. Donnelly, Esq. was recently featured on New Jersey Divorce Talk Radio discussing custody and parenting time issues and the benefits provided by the collaborative process as opposed to how these issues have traditionally been handled in the court system. Click here to l
At the Law Office of Linda L Piff, LLC. we practice collaborative law and mediation which helps divorcing or separating couples reach amicable solutions without court interventions. We know how difficult divorce can be from a emotional, financial and legal perspective. We are committed to guiding you through the process in the most amicable and cost effective way possible. Divorce will always remain a significant life event. Our goal is to guide couples and families to a compassionate ending and a healthy new beginning involving other team members, if needed.