Going to court in a divorce case should be the last resort and not the first choice. As the last resort in a divorce case, it means that you have done everything else possible to find a way to resolve your difference with your spouse. Here are some of the most important reasons why it is beneficial to try to stay out of the court system. You Lose Control You are giving up … [Read more...] about 4 Good Reasons to Keep Your Divorce Out of Court
Burbank Family Law Attorney Jami Fosgate has been recognized by Collaborative Practice California with the prestigious Eureka Award for her contributions and dedication to helping the establish Collaborative Divorce as alternative to going to court for California couples that have made the decision to divorce. The Eureka Award is awarded to divorce professionals in the core disciplines … [Read more...] about Jami Fosgate Honored with Collaborative Practice California Eureka Award
Burbank Family Law Attorney Jami Fosgate has been selected for inclusion in Pasadena Magazine's list of 2021 Top Lawyers in the area of Alternate Dispute Resolution as her practice is focused on “no court” dispute resolution using mediation and collaborative processes. The Top Lawyers list was created by PRS (Professional Research Services) and is based on an online peer-review survey sent out … [Read more...] about Jami Fosgate Honored by Pasadena Magazine
This is the most common question in any divorce. My typical attorney answer: it depends. I am not trying to avoid giving an answer, but it really does depend upon many factors. It depends upon the level of conflict between the couple. If a couple can manage to control their emotions, then they can probably keep the costs down. Becoming emotional can cloud your thinking and cause you to … [Read more...] about How Much Will This Divorce Cost?
When we become a parent, we put our child at the center of our lives. We make sure their diaper gets changed. Before we eat, we make sure our child is fed. We make sure they are safely in a car seat before we get in the car and put on our own seatbelt. You need to do the same thing when you are going through a divorce. In a child-centered divorce, the goal of divorcing parents is to … [Read more...] about What is a Child-Centered Divorce?
It is may come as a surprise to hear that adult children are also affected by the divorce of their parents, as much as younger children. Whether 5 years old or 45 years old, divorce is a major transition for both the parents and their children. A divorce affects the children in different ways at different ages. The world that they knew is changing in a radical way. However, because the … [Read more...] about You’re Getting Divorced: What About Your Adult Children?
Parents need to consider what is best for their children during the holidays and get their egos out of the way. A child is not a possession that can just passed back and forth or cut in half. Their child is a little human being who loves both parents and wants nothing more than to reduce the conflict between the parents. For divorcing parents, a decision must be made about celebrating … [Read more...] about Divorce and the Holidays
Holidays and family gatherings this year will have to be different because of COVID-19. During this pandemic, we run into the problem where one parent is very concerned about wearing masks, disinfecting every surface, social distancing, and not leaving the house except if absolutely necessary, and the other parent may be more nonchalant and less focused on maintaining the same … [Read more...] about COVID-19, Divorce and the Holidays