Dan’s Blog

How Much Does a Divorce Lawyer Cost in LA?

March 22 Dan's Blog, Uncategorized

The cost of a divorce lawyer in Los Angeles starts at $5,000, and can, in some cases, rise well over $1 million.  Shocking but true.  Most divorce lawyers ask for a retainer of $5,000 – $10,000.  How do the costs get so high?  Your L.A. divorce lawyer will start out by asking you to pay, in advance, $5,000 to […]... Read More

Discussion of Bad Neighbors on WHYY

January 13 Dan's Blog, Media Appearances

The Public Radio Station in Philadelphia, WHYY, has a weekly show called “Voices in the Family”, hosted by Dr. Dan Gottlieb.  A while back they invited me to call in and discuss how to deal with conflicts with your neighbors.  You can listen to the show here:  ... Read More

My Appearance on Fox Business Network

January 13 Dan's Blog, Media Appearances

Although I’m not exactly an expert on criminal law, Fox Business Network asked me on December 31, 2015, to comment on the recent criminal charges against Bill Cosby. In the brief interview, I made one of the points that I often like to make about the legal system: Lawyers will come up with arguments. Lawyers […]... Read More

Best Family Law Attorneys in Los Angeles: None.

December 14 Divorce in Los Angeles, Family Mediation

When mediating a divorce (aka marital dissolution) in Los Angeles (or anywhere, for that matter), I often need to start by helping the couple undo the damage their lawyers have done.  Whether the issues are parenting, child custody, child support, spousal maintenance, property division, or any combination of those, lawyers always interfere with the communication between spouses. […]... Read More

Best Divorce Lawyers in Minnesota: None at all

December 14 Dan's Blog, Divorce in Minnesota, Family Mediation, Mediation vs. The Law, Lawyers, and Courts

The best divorce lawyer in Minnesota is no lawyer at all.  In very rare and extreme cases, they may be helpful, but the vast majority of the time family lawyers do more harm than good.  There are far better ways to deal with conflict with your spouse. If you disagree with your spouse about parenting, child support, […]... Read More