How to Prepare for Deposition

What steps are necessary to prepare for a Deposition in a Family Law case? So you’re going to sit for a Deposition in front of opposing counsel and you are interested in knowing what to expect. Prior to your Deposition, you will want to meet with your Family Law Attorney. He or she will explain […]

Collaborative Law vs. Divorce Mediation in Family Law

By Orlando Family Law Attorney Tom Marks First, let me say that both the Collaborative Law Process and Mediation have their place and each can be very beneficial in the right circumstances. However, although they may appear similar at first blush, their focus and processes are different. Both attempt to help the Parties resolve their […]

Orlando Collaborative Family Law and Professionalism

By Orlando Collaborative Family Law Attorney Tom Marks I believe that the vast majority of attorneys are caring and professional in their behavior and advocacy for their clients. In our adversarial system it is only natural though that by the end of the case, at least one of the parties will feel like they lost. […]

A Life Well Lived

by Family Law Attorney Tom Marks I went to a funeral for a 20-year-old young woman named Jenny recently. She was the daughter of two of our best friends, Mike and Lisa who we have known for about 25 years. My wife and Lisa were pregnant together and our daughter was born two months before […]

Reaching a Common Ground

By Family Law Attorney Tom Marks I went this last week to visit Regent University in Virginia with my daughter and we went to an event called the “Clash of the Titans.” It was a debate from the political left and right moderated by Dana Perino, of the Fox news show called “The Five.” The […]

Family Law and the Golden Rule of treating Family Law Clients

By Family Law Attorney Tom Marks I have been practicing family law in Orlando for about 27 years now and I continue to be amazed at how poorly some lawyers treat their clients. These types of divorce attorneys tend to treat their clients as a “one time transaction.” This has many adverse consequences for the […]

The Crucible of Family Law

by Family Law Attorney Tom Marks I just finished reading an interesting book entitled “Leadership in the Crucible of Work” by Sandy Shugart. A crucible is essentially a hardened ceramic vessel in which chemical reactions take place under great heat and pressure. The author applied that concept to the heat and pressure many of us […]

Family Law and Attorney Leadership

By Family Law Attorney Tom Marks I read a great book while on vacation last week on the topic of leadership. You might ask what does leadership have to do with a family law practice. Don’t family law attorneys just deal with divorce, timesharing, children’s issues, equitable distribution, alimony and the like? Well actually, good family […]

What Kind of Family Law Attorney Are You Looking For?

By Family Law Attorney Tom Marks Some people want an experienced, more expensive Family Law Attorney and some people want a newer, less expensive Family Law Attorney. Some people want their attorney to be a “bulldog” and some people want someone who cares about them and their future.  Is it possible to get all of […]

Collaborative Law: An Orlando Divorce Alternative

by Family Law Attorney Tom Marks Divorce is not always possible to avoid and that we don’t live in a perfect world. It is our goal at The Marks Law Firm to help our clients through what is probably the worst time in their whole lives. We do this so our clients are clearly better […]