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7 Pitfalls to Avoid When Facing Divorce

Posted on January 24, 2017 in the Divorce category.

So, you’ve been served with divorce papers. Now what, right? Whether you saw it coming or not, you have several things to worry about… Responding to the accusations in the lawsuit Dealing with all of the emotions involved Deciding on whether to get legal help through all of this Figuring out how the finances of this […]

5 Reasons Filing For Divorce First Could Be Crucial For Your Case

Posted on January 24, 2017 in the Divorce category.

The time has come, you’ve made the decision: your marriage is over, you have accepted it and are now ready for the next step. Divorce! However, who should file? Should you? Should your spouse? As with most major advancements throughout life there are advantages to making the first move in your divorce journey. The below […]

To File or To Be Served?

Posted on September 5, 2016 in the Divorce category.

To File or To Be Served? The time has come, you’ve made the decision: your marriage is over, you have accepted it and are now ready for the next step. Divorce! However, who should file? Should you? Should your spouse? As with most major advancements throughout life there are advantages to making the first move […]

Domestic Violence

Posted on March 30, 2016 in the Child Custody, Divorce category.

Did you know that a Centers for Disease Control survey shows more than 1 in 4 men will be victims of domestic abuse during their lifetimes.  http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/nisvs_report2010-a.pdf] Domestic abuse is an equal opportunity offense that we see in our practice and that may have significant impact on how a divorce or custody case is decided. […]

Reimbursement for Uncovered Medical Bills

Posted on September 22, 2015 in the Uncategorized category.

If decree states they need to provide medical receipts, don’t pay without proof. Recently had a case where mom had saved up medical bills for 10 years and was requesting a significant amount of money. My client was more than willing to pay for any medical bills, once he received proof. She refused to give […]

Acknowledgment of Paternity

Posted on February 25, 2015 in the Child Custody, Child Support category.

When someone signs the acknowledgment they become the legal father regardless of any genetic test, which also means, he is responsible for child support, daycare and medical expenses. These are only used when the parties are not married. You only get 60 days to rescind the acknowledgment. Do not sign the acknowledgement without a paternity […]

Shared Residential Custody (i.e. joint physical custody)

Posted on February 23, 2015 in the Child Custody category.

Linda Nielsen’s recent review of shared residential custody (i.e. joint physical custody) research published in the American Journal of Family Law reached four general conclusions:   Most children fare as well or better than those raised in maternal residence, especially in terms of the quality and endurance in their relationship with their fathers.   Parents […]