Using Mediation Skills to Avoid Divorce Court

Present Your Best Case First Imagine your car is hit in the mall parking lot by a busy holiday-shopper, who wasn’t paying attention when she filled the back seat of her car with large packages … [Read more...]

Summer Camp Squabbles Post-Divorce

Dear Diane:  We've been divorced for two years, and share equal custody of our 10-year old son (our son switches houses week to week).  Our marital settlement agreement says that my ex has to pay 60% … [Read more...]

Litigation v. Mediation in Family Law – How Do You Choose?

Do-it-yourself divorces and pro se (representing yourself) litigants are on the rise, especially as the economy continues to put the squeeze on families financially and people simply cannot afford to … [Read more...]

Was Divorce on Your New Year’s Resolution List?

The holidays are a joyous time for about 50% of couples.  The other 50% are looking at each other secretly wondering, "How do I get out of this marriage" or, "How can I possibly make this work?"  With … [Read more...]

Eliminating “He Said/She Said” in Cohabitation Cases Using Cell Tower Location Records

In family law, the ability to prove or disprove the whereabouts of a person many times becomes the centerpiece of proving the cohabitation element of a “supportive relationship” case.  While the law … [Read more...]

Peace in the family = Piece of mind.

My name is Diane Danois.  I am an attorney, a wife, and a stepmother.  I am also a former litigator, who knows her way through the court system.  I know how legal fees and costs are run up, and I know … [Read more...]