When You Have a Lawyer But Your Spouse Doesn’t In Divorce

March 22, 2019

At the outset of any divorce, there are many important questions to answer.  Where will you reside from now on?  What type of custody order do you think will best suit your family and children?  How will you financially balance your new budget without the input from your spouse’s income?  One question that will usually […]

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Divorce and Taxes

March 20, 2019

The end of a marriage requires attention to many logistic issues.  These issues include where to a get a new home, whether to choose a new career, and how the children’s time will be divided.  When making a decision about whether to come to an agreement with the other party, these issues will come into […]

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Expectation of Parental Income

March 18, 2019

A divorce or custody action always means major changes for both the people in the relationship as well as the children involved.  These changes involve logistic issues, emotional issues, and financial issues.  At the end of the case, the judge will make an order for child support. The law provides that children have the right […]

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Order for Protection – Who Does It Cover and Child Custody

March 15, 2019

Domestic abuse is a very serious problem that impacts millions of Americans.  Domestic abuse can come in many forms.  Although most people think of domestic abuse as simply physical violence, but it can come in other forms, such as financial control or emotional abuse.  It is very difficult for victims to escape the cycle of […]

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Real Estate and Uncontested Divorce

March 14, 2019

Divorce can mean a long, drawn out dispute between two spouses.  However, more commonly, parties are able to come to an agreement about some or even all of the issues before having to go to a contested hearing before a judge.  An uncontested divorce can be an excellent way to craft an agreement that has […]

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Do I Have to Do Discovery?

March 13, 2019

Most people understand that the legal process has many rules and important procedural steps.  Family law is no exception to this.  Any family law case will begin with filing a petition with the court requesting specific relief, such as a divorce or a modification of a current custody order.  One step that happens in most […]

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Right of First Refusal – When It Won’t Work

March 12, 2019

Whether you and your partner were married and need a divorce or simply in a long-term relationship, separating and starting two separate households often requires a lot of restructuring and rearranging of daily schedules.  In the optimal situation, you and your soon to be former spouse or partner will work together to create a new […]

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Prenup or Postnup – Rules and Benefits

January 22, 2019

Getting married is an exciting time for both parties.  Neither party wants to imagine that divorce is a possibility while planning a wedding.  However, drafting and executing a pre-nuptial agreement is essentially thinking about what the parties would want in the event that the marriage falls apart in the future.  Similarly, post-nuptial agreements are agreements […]

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Medical Records and Subpoenas in Family Law

January 21, 2019

Divorce is a very personal proceeding.  In your divorce, you may need to discuss very private matters, such as finances or extra-marital affairs.  One way that this information may be exchanged during your divorce will be through a process called discovery.  In discovery, either side may ask any question that is reasonably designed to lead […]

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Your Child’s Medication and Divorce

January 17, 2019

Our understanding of science and medicine is growing every year.  Doctors are constantly gaining new understanding of physiological and psychological conditions, and that allows them to develop appropriate treatment plans tailored for each patient.  This is especially helpful when the patient is a child.  When a child has special medical or psychological needs, it is quite possible that […]

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