What should a woman consider when choosing a divorce attorney?
Knowledge, reputation and compatibility.
What is collaborative law and how is it different from mediation?
Attorney is involved in entire process, as are other professionals.
What is the top mistake you see women making during a divorce?
Passivity and trying to work directly with spouse rather than through counsel. Attempts to settle at all costs.
What to do with the marital home? Should a woman move out if she plans on divorcing? Should a woman keep it in lieu of other marital assets?
Sell if it’s a good time to sell. Buy him out if the value has decreased.
What advice would you give clients to get a divorce with the least possible conflict and pain for all of those involved?
Relax. Don’t overact to spouse. Hire an attorney who will try to settle.
If a woman feels that her spouse is neglecting the children or putting them in danger, what are her options as far as supervised visits and obtaining full physical and legal custody?
Secure counseling for children. Consider a neutral custody evaluator and/or GAL.
If a woman’s husband and his attorney is lying about her or marital property to the courts, what should she do?
Are women judged more harshly than men during divorce proceedings, if they had extra-marital affairs?
How does social media affect the divorce proceedings?
If misused, can have some effect if evidence is presented.
Is there any other advice you would like to give women who are just beginning the divorce process?
Take your time. Retain counsel who tries to settle but is not afraid of court.
Gwena Kay Tibbits
107 N. Payne St. Alexandria VA 22314
Years in Practice:31 years</strong>