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What can you reasonably expect from your attorney?

WHAT YOU CAN REASONABLY EXPECT FROM YOUR ATTORNEY In order to become an attorney, an individual needs to graduate from college, complete law school, and pass a bar examination specific to the state where he or she hopes to practice. Additionally, most states require attorneys to pass an ethical examination. The process is arduous and…

201006.02
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Should you choose a female or male lawyer?

Many people are concerned about whether they need a woman lawyer or a man for a lawyer.  There was a time when law schools had more men then women, but at this time, the playing field is becoming more even and in most instances there are as many female law students as there are male…

201005.10
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How to help children through the Divorce process

A Child’s Burdens When Parents  Divorce The decision to become divorced should be made by the parents with the needs of the children paramount when making such a decision. Once parents begin to move forward in the divorce process, it is important that they jointly determine how to best communicate with the children about the…

200910.01
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Five Reasons to Consider Collaborative Law

Collaborative Law is one option for alternative dispute resolution and consists of divorcing couples applying a team approach to the resolution of their issues. The parties with their collaboratively trained attorneys come together with a collaboratively trained mental health professional referred to as a “divorce coach.” The divorce coach acts as a neutral person and…

200909.21
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Alimony and Child Support; Five Basic Facts

1. Who? Child Support is paid by the non-custodial parent to the custodial parent for the benefit of the children. Alimony is paid to a former spouse, typically of a long term marriage (ten years or more) where a disparity of income exists; 2. What? Child Support is not taxable to the recipient nor tax…

200906.22
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Will I Win a Custody Battle? Five Things You Should Know

1. What is custody? The concept of custody is twofold and consists of Legal Custody, which designates the parent(s) to be responsible for making decisions on matters of the children’s education, religious upbringing and medical care; and Physical Custody, which designates the person(s) with whom the children will predominately reside. Typically, parties will have shared…

200905.22
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Contemplating Divorce? Five Things You Must Do Today!

1. TODAY! Take a complete Video inventory of your home. Once a complaint for divorce is filed, people become very territorial. It is not uncommon for spouses, once they know a divorce is imminent, to remove items from the home, secreting them away to preserve things that are financial or sentimental value. What was once…