Dunham Legal Articles

Property Division in Lieu of Alimony

Posted on May 12, 2016 by Michael Dunham

[Ed: Originally published on Facebook.] Yesterday we talked about the interplay of alimony and property division. Often it can make sense…

Alimony in Lieu of Property Division

Posted on May 11, 2016 by Michael Dunham

[Ed: Originally published on Facebook.] Alimony and property division often intersect. One is an award from the CURRENT estate, and the…

Other Forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution

Posted on May 6, 2016 by Michael Dunham

[Ed: Originally published on Facebook.] Mediation is the most common, but certainly not the only, form of “alternative dispute resolution”. Let’s…

An Overview of the Mediation Process

Posted on May 5, 2016 by Michael Dunham

[Ed: Originally published on Facebook.] The mediation process might vary a little bit based on your jurisdiction, but usually the process…

Preparing for Mediation

Posted on May 4, 2016 by Michael Dunham

[Ed: Originally published on Facebook.] Preparing for mediation is something you should not rush through. That said, often the best way…

Why Bother with Mediation?

Posted on May 3, 2016 by Michael Dunham

[Ed: Originally published on Facebook.] Maybe you think your spouse is too hard-headed to make mediation worth your while. You may…

What is Mediation?

Posted on May 2, 2016 by Michael Dunham

[Ed: Originally published on Facebook.] “The judge has ordered us to attend mediation before we go to trial.” What could this…

What is “Abandonment”?

Posted on April 27, 2016 by Michael Dunham

[Ed: Originally published on Facebook.] What is “abandonment”? Some people are afraid to leave the marital home because they don’t want…

Mechanics of Property Division

Posted on April 21, 2016 by Michael Dunham

[Ed: Originally published on Facebook.] This week we’ve been looking at examples of property division. I want to shift a little…