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Are Mediations Final?

Are divorce cases settled during mediation considered final? By Vivian L. Holley, JD, MA, CFLS, MFT The following article was originally featured in the Winter 2014 edition of the ACFLS journal. In the article I present my thoughts regarding a controversial case in California (IN RE: the MARRIAGE OF Anna and Clark WOOLSEY) which concluded Read More

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So You’re Thinking of Early Retirement?

By Vivian L. Holley, JD, MA, CFLS, MFT As the population continues to age, the impact of early retirement and decrease in earnings on spousal support (alimony) becomes greater. People wanting to retire early hope that their exiting support obligations will be modified at the very least, or eliminated altogether. This is not necessarily in Read More