How to Help Keep your Child Custody Case on Track Social media has changed the manner in which people throughout the world are connecting with each other.  With a few clicks of a mouse, we can be chatting with someone who is in another country but shares similar interests together.  Some people find great benefit…

Things your Family Law Attorney Can do for you For some people, the prospect of working with an attorney for legal issues comes naturally.  For others, attorneys may seem cold, or intimidating and may even consider handling the legal issue on their own.  While we can completely understand this sentiment (especially if this is your…

Should I Get a Prenup? Did you recently become engaged? Are you planning a wedding this holiday season? When preparing for a wedding there are many items to consider before the big day, including prenups. Couples may be hesitant to place this item on their list, but they can be very helpful when planning a future…

It’s the Divorce Time of the Year It’s that time of year. January has unofficially been dubbed “Divorce Month” due to the high number of divorces that are filed in comparison to other months. So, if one of your New Year’s resolutions is to have a fresh start, now is the time to consider meeting with an attorney. Take…

Giving Thanks for Divorce As Thanksgiving draws nearer we reflect on our lives, the things we are most grateful for and the trials and accomplishments we have experienced during the year. Divorce can be challenging and painful; but it can also bring surprising gifts such as independence and perspective. Finding gratitude will aid you on…

Co-Parenting With a Ghost Parenting with a co-parent that’s scarcely there can be downright spooky, possibly making you like a single parent. So how do you handle co-parenting with a ghost? Here are some tips to keep you and your children grounded, even if you ex floats in and out of the picture. Encourage Time Though the…

The Burton Law Firm Success Rate It’s not uncommon for a client or potential client to ask what our firm’s success rate is. While this isn’t an obscure question, it can be a difficult one to answer. Some areas of law lend more to a discussion of wins and losses, i.e. criminal law or contract law….

The Value of Compromise During Divorce I won’t sugarcoat it, divorce is hard. It is driven by emotion which makes it a draining process for most individuals. From the realization that your marriage is over to possibly numerous court proceedings, divorce can often bring out the worst. The process can be time consuming and expensive. If…

Am I Ready for Divorce? There are many positions you can take in divorce, depending on your initial situation. According to an article by Bruce Derman, Ph.D. and Wendy Gregson, LMFT, there are three dilemmas that most people face when then find themselves headed toward divorce. 1. “I want the divorce, but I am not sure if…

How NOT to Co-Parent Co-parenting can be a difficult adjustment, for both yourself and your children. You may still be emotional about the split, and it can be difficult to not let those emotions get in the way of your ability to co-parent. As tempting as it may be to have your children take sides or…