Written By: Lisa Fantone I have a blended family, my kids belong to two blended families, I know friends and acquaintances that have blended families, and I work with blended families each day. It's a nice pretty-sounding word: BLENDED. All mushed up together, like a milkshake. Or maybe, a business-like blended, as in "integrated" or [...]
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Written By: Lisa Fantone As the person who accepts most of our potential client initial calls, I can assure you that I have heard more sad stories than you could ever imagine. I've had unwed fathers call about girlfriends who are scheduled for an abortion, and the fathers wonder if they have any rights to [...]
Written By: Lisa Fantone When you are going through the process of divorce, is it “legal” to date other people? Without a doubt, the very best advice is to wait until the divorce is final, even though that final day may seem so far off in the future. If, however, you see things [...]
Written By: Lisa Fantone Sometimes, we all find ourselves ready to try something new, to do something different. After years of shopping at the same store, you might decide to try a new place. After months of the same haircut, you go a little crazy and get a different style completely. After days of silence [...]
Written By: Lisa Fantone "Remember when we so badly wanted children?" he asked me a few days ago, after discussing some troubles we had been having with our now-teenaged son and daughter. We laughed. We've been divorced for almost six years, but we still have to talk about things, make arrangements for the kids and [...]
Written By: Lisa Fantone Every so often, a potential client asks a question that is extremely difficult to answer with any specificity: “When is the right time to tell my husband/wife that I am thinking about divorce?” Indeed, many times I ask early in the phone conversation, “Does your spouse know you are calling us, [...]
Written By: Lisa Fantone One of the toughest, and saddest, things to accept in any failed marriage is the culpability of both parties in the breakup of the family. Our firm represents both men and women, Plaintiffs and Defendants, those who have cheated and those who have been cheated on. We represent people accused of [...]
Written By: Lisa Fantone When a divorce happens in a family, it is never just the married couple that is affected. The parents of the bride and groom, the siblings, the aunts and uncles, even the friends of the couple: all of these people are affected by divorce. Nearly everyone will eventually choose a "side," [...]
Written By: Lisa Fantone "She's like the evil mastermind of a horror film." - Father with joint custody, separated five years "I hate him. I wish he were dead." - Mother with joint custody, separated four years Our firm's tagline is "Helping Families Through Transition," and with this in mind, we are adjusting our practice [...]
Written By: Lisa Fantone 1. It's going to hurt. This is true no matter if you are the instigating party or not. The end of what was meant to be a permanent relationship is second on the stress-rating Holmes and Rahe scale after "death of a spouse." Whether or not you want the divorce, you [...]