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…

The Danger in Conflict Only Co-Parenting You may not want to stay involved with your ex after your separation, but if you’ve got children together, your kids may be suffering from your lack of communication. Some post-divorce parents feel they need to have contact with the other parent only in times of conflict. While there should be…

Important Rules of Being a Divorced Parent You may think the stress of divorce ends once your decree is signed, but often the stress carries into co-parenting after your divorce. While co-parenting can be difficult, it’s important to not take the stress out on your children. Keep in mind your divorce has already had an impact on…