Five News Items (and Takeaways) that Show Why Collaborative Law is Especially Relevant During the COVID-19 Crisis WHAT ARE THE TAKEAWAYS? Collaborative law is private and confidential. The parties agree not to go to court, and the lawyers must agree not to go to court, either. In the unlikely event the process does not result in a settlement, the parties can go to court, but they must … [Read more...] about Collaborative Especially Relevant During COVID-19
The Law Office of Amie Rodnick will be fully staffed and operational during the COVID-19 crisis. We shall follow the stricter guidelines promulgated by the City of Austin and Travis County (NOT pronouncements issued by the Federal Government or the Texas Governor) and maintain a virtual office until further notice for the safety of our clients and staff. We are accepting new cases that meet our … [Read more...] about INFORMATION ON OPERATIONS DURING COVID-19 CRISIS
How Does Collaborative Divorce Compare with an Informal Settlement Process? Many people ask me what the difference is between collaborative divorce and an informal settlement process. When is one preferable to the other? And how do they differ? Informal Settlement Process Is unstructured. The parties and their attorneys usually exchange information by agreement, including sworn … [Read more...] about Collaborative Divorce vs Informal Settlement
The “Tax Cut and Reform Bill” was signed into law on December 22, 2017, representing the biggest tax overhaul since 1986. While the bill makes changes that can affect Americans across the board, there are several aspects to it that will make it more difficult to negotiate divorce settlements. Changes Affecting Children A tax credit is a dollar for dollar reduction in your tax bill. A tax … [Read more...] about How Will the New Tax Bill Affect Divorcing Spouses?
As someone who was a trial lawyer for 35 years, I know there is an undeniable appeal to the courtroom and the intellectual challenge of trial law. You have to be on your toes and ready for any curve ball that comes your way. When you win a big case, it can be exhilarating. When you lose (and we all do) – it’s not so great. Think then, what it can feel like for the client. With experience comes … [Read more...] about Why is the Alternative Dispute Resolution Process so Important?