Family Law

Emotions & Divorce


April 13, 2010

In a domestic dispute, negative emotions such as hostility, anger, and revenge can needlessly delay a resolution and increase the cost. Perspective and objectivity, on the other hand, can promote a conclusion, and reduce the cost. Many factors may be involved in the breakup of your marriage. You may feel indignation, anger, and resentment toward your spouse. You may want to punish your spouse by making the process difficult and time-consuming. This type of thinking…

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Patrick McCroskey Granted Fellowship into the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

March 12, 2009

Early in 2009, Patrick McCroskey was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). To be named a Fellow, a lawyer must be recognized by the bench and bar in his or her jurisdiction as an expert practitioner in matrimonial law. Fellows must be admitted to practice law for 10 years, primarily engage in domestic relations work and have completed 15 hours of continuing legal education in each of previous five…

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Family Law 101: Confessions of an Adrenaline Junkie

June 1, 2008

It’s a Friday afternoon. No, let’s get real. It’s a Friday morning, about 10:30 a.m. Calendar call for the next term is finished, you’ve wrapped up those lingering matters that have been held open from earlier in the week, or have otherwise completed the critical things on your plate. You have a choice to make. Do you: Buckle down and get to those lingering drafting jobs: orders, answers, complaints, discovery, etc. that have piled up…

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