She demands that the court require him to have supervised visitation with the children for just 2 hours a week, because he is a “violent” person, since he broke the lock to the shed. Green’s second attorney (she fired the first because he wasn’t aggressive enough) presents evidence on multiple issues acquired through numerous subpoenas, depositions, professional evaluations of their parenting plan, and appraisals. The legal fees for both sides of this two-year battle end up at about ,000; ironically, the same amount the Greens receive as proceeds from the sale of their house.
She gets a temporary order for supervised visitation. Over the next two years, there are eight temporary hearings regarding various issues including the restraining order, parenting plan, and support. At trial, his attorney argues that several of the issues they have contested for two years have been long-settled under the law and not worth disputing. Green makes several contradictory statements during cross-examination, and is easily angered over minor issues. Green is ordered to pay his ex-wife spousal support in the amount of ,000 per month (about the same as Ms. What is the biggest difference between these two types of cases?
Wouldn’t a million dollar dispute be harder to resolve than a conflict over ,000?
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This was despite serious discussion of changing to a dimensional system since there is so much overlap among the ten personality disorders listed.
It was considered premature to make such a change, although that may occur in the future and is discussed in the back of the DSM-5.
Smith brings the children to the mediator’s office for a visitation exchange when they are done.
They get out crayons and draw pictures while their parents sign the papers for their divorce in the other room.
Then they give Mom a kiss good-bye and leave with Dad. He wants to mediate his divorce and use the attorney for outside consultation. She’s really angry and wants immediate payment of spousal support far above the guidelines.