The family law system is broken. Half of first marriages end in divorce,
the divorce rate for second marriages is even higher and it only grows
exponentially from there. Given these statistics, you are more likely
to have been divorce than to be single or to have a lasting first marriage.
I have been a divorce attorney for more than a decade. I have worked on
hundreds of cases either as original divorces or subsequent modifications
of custody. I have been divorced myself and dated divorced women. I have
divorced friends and find myself surrounded by more divorces than anyone
should. And for the record, I hate divorce. But primarily because I detest
the reality that so many relationships are not healthy and so many are
unhappy in their closest relationships.
The purpose of this site is to explore the problems with the current family
law system — what parties expect, addressing generally misunderstood
aspects of the system, and to start a dialog about solutions to make this
a better process.
Define the problem and the solution will become apparent. I invite you
to respond, comment, make this a two-way dialog. Correct me and steer
me back to the correct path when you see I have strayed. I am an attorney
and mediator. I am a father and friend. I say this because I try to recognize
the perspective I bring when I am thinking and writing but when I fail
to appreciate or overlook a perspective that needs to be considered, please
point it out.
I hope you find value in this site and don’t hesitate to contact
me with comments or questions.
About the Author: David M. Eaker is an attorney & mediator with the
Eaker Law Firm in Rockwall, Texas just outside of Dallas. David’s
practice is concentrated on the representation of individuals going through
family-law matters such as divorce and custody modifications.
View his website at www.EakerLawFirm.com
View his blog at: http://www.ImprovingDivorce.com