January 2021
Blogs and Podcast
10 Tips for Divorce Preparation
By John Zurzola, Partner

  • Open a separate bank account and keep any documentation in a separate location or on a secure phone;

  • Open a credit card in your name and keep it handy;

  • Be familiar with any bills or accounts in your sole name (ex. car payments, credit accounts, utilities, etc.);

  • Be familiar with any bills or joint accounts and be prepared to obtain your own or remove your name from joint accounts if need be (ex. cell phone, utilities, car insurance, credit cards, etc.);

  • Locate all official documentation and be able to safeguard it if need be, (ex. birth certificates, passports, marriage license, etc.);

  • Compile and safeguard all passwords for any online and bill payer accounts; and change them if need be;

  • Have a place to go if you anticipate or your situation has become abusive in any manner;

  • If you have consulted with an attorney, have the attorney office contact information readily available to you;

  • Plan a basic budget in the event that you may need to move from your present location; or, if another wage earner in your house moves out and no longer contributes to your expenses; and

  • If you have children, plan on how you will explain the need for separation or divorce to them and be prepared for any reaction, depending on their age.
Articles and Publications
Awards and Recognitions
"Best Law Firms"
Weber Gallagher was recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® in the “Best Law Firms” 2021 edition for Family Law. The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. Clients and peers were asked to evaluate firms based on the following criteria: responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, integrity and civility, as well as whether they would refer a matter to the firm and/or consider the firm a worthy competitor.
"Best Lawyers"
Carolyn R. Mirabile was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2021 guide. The guide is universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on exhaustive peer-review evaluations. Recognition in the guide is widely regarded by clients and legal professionals as a significant honor bestowed upon a lawyer by their peers.
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