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Hooray for Hollywood: Divorce Lessons From Film

Evan Schein, Head of Litigation at Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein LLP and host of the Schein On Podcast recently took a “lighter” look at divorce when he reviewed some all-time classic and modern movies, and how their characters handled divorce. From the heartbreaking to the absurd, Hollywood never holds back when portraying marriage and…

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When Addiction Leads to Divorce

There are myriad reasons why people divorce. Maybe one spouse – or both – cheats. Perhaps the couple grows apart due to demanding careers. Money management may be an issue. They may discover they have wildly different views on religion, politics, or children – including whether or not to have any offspring and how to…

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Mediation in a Post-Covid World

When disputes arise regarding family law issues, many people prefer to avoid addressing their personal family matters in a court room. For those parties that want more control over the process and the outcome, and a less litigious and acrimonious process, mediation may be a good option. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic which…

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Can a Coparent Stop the Kids from Playing Sports?

Most parents are their children’s biggest cheerleaders, supporting their kids from the stands or the sidelines.  However, for divorced parents, getting their children to the games is not always so simple. Often, there are disagreements regarding youth sports and activities which usually focus on who will pay and how. In some cases, however, the disagreement…

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Talking the Talk with Dr. Phil Levy About the Importance of Communication

Communication, by definition, is both “a process by which information is exchanged between individuals through a common system of symbols, signs, or behavior” and “a personal rapport.” It is a means of imparting information, and a coded system understood between two parties. In short, communication is about hearing and being heard, imparting and receiving, listening…

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