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November 3, 2020
If It's Broken, How Do We Fix It?

Okay, so maybe broken is too strong. But, when a parenting plan is no longer in a child’s best interest, something must be done. When it comes to children, nothing is ever final. Parents change, children change, situations change, and modifications happen. At the same time, children usually do best with stability. But what if […]

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October 13, 2020
Alternatives to Trial

Most cases do not go to trial. Chances are your case will settle, either through discussions between you and the other party, or more likely your attorneys, or through other formal means. So, let’s assume you do not want to go to trial, and incur the time, expense, and stress a trial will ultimately cost. […]

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October 6, 2020
Lights, Camera, Trial!

Sometimes lawyers tell clients to “forget what you may have seen in the movies; your trial will be nothing like that”. Maybe, but there will be a courtroom, a Judge, an opposing attorney, witnesses, exhibits, etc., just like the movies. True, a Joe Pesci-esque character will not likely come into court with a leather coat […]

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September 22, 2020
How a Divorce Works-Part 2

Now that you understand the language, we need to talk about procedure. There seems to be two schools of thought on procedure: 1) the rule of law is sacrosanct and must be followed strictly upon pain of death; or 2) as long as everyone comes to the courthouse on the same day and at roughly […]

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September 8, 2020
How a Divorce Works-Part 1

After deciding on a lawyer, and having the attorney decide on you, the next most important step is to understand the process. Your understanding of the process, and avoiding the “Oh, I did not know that was an option” conversation, is crucial. If you do not understand the process, then you might not be able […]

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August 25, 2020
The Family Law Blog Series Part 3: Picking a Client

I thought it might be helpful to know how lawyers go about picking clients. Or, at least how we go about it. Understanding the beginning of the process might help prepare you for when you must make a personal, and potentially expensive, decision while under considerable stress. There is no one way to select clients. […]

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August 11, 2020
The Family Law Blog Series Part 2: Picking a Lawyer

Picking a lawyer is like picking a watermelon: most watermelons look the same, most sound similar, but until you cut into one you never know if you have a good one. Not that you should cut into a lawyer. We tend not to like it when that happens. What I mean is that until you […]

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