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Getting Through Divorce: When It Feels Worst, It’s About to Get Better

“It’s always darkest just before the dawn.” It’s a saying you’ve heard hundreds of times, and it’s usually said by someone standing in a different “time zone,” where they are already i… Read More
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Woman's Feet in Red Shoes Considering Which Direction to Go / Whether Divorce is the Best Option

When is Divorce the Best Choice?

When is divorce the best choice? Nobody plans to get divorced. Almost everyone who gets married hopes and believes it is the start of “happily ever after,” despite statistics that suggest almost h… Read More
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Understanding Contracts and Divorce

Let’s talk about contracts, especially contracts and divorce.  A contract has three elements to it. There is an offer, an acceptance and something lawyers call “consideration.”  So when you wa… Read More
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Homemakers and Divorce: What You Need to Know

Marriage is a partnership, which means each spouse has his or her own role in making things work. When divorce happens, you need to figure out how to make everything work on your own. A spouse who nev… Read More
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Man Who Lied to Attorney with Long Pinocchio nose

Nothing Good Happens When You Lie to Your Attorney!

It’s human nature to want to save face and not look bad in front of others, especially those we perceive to be in a position to judge us. We tell our doctors that we haven’t been eating sw… Read More
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Can Your Parenting Plan Be Too Detailed?

There’s no doubt that a lack of detail in custody agreements and parenting plans can send parents back to court seeking clarification. To avoid this, some parents try to envision every possible… Read More
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Are Judges the Best Way to Find Justice in Your Divorce?

“I want my day in court!” We hear this over and over from clients, usually those who have been privately wronged and want to be publicly vindicated in a court of law, with a judge declarin… Read More
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Elephant - Perception is Not Reality in Divorce

Your Perception is Not Reality in a Divorce

Have you ever heard the expression “blind man’s zoo?” It refers to a story in which a number of blind men surrounded an elephant and were attempting to describe it. One with a hand o… Read More
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Funding Your Child's Divorce: Money into Black Hole

Don't Blow Your Retirement Savings on Your Child's Divorce!

It’s common to hear about parents breaking the bank to pay for a child’s dream wedding; comedic movies and TV shows have even been built around this premise. But nobody makes a show about… Read More
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Male or Female Divorce Attorney

Does it Matter Whether I Have a Male or Female Divorce Attorney?

Often in our practice we see or hear of clients who are seeking an attorney of a specific gender when it’s time to divorce. Frequently, the client feels that having a male or female attorney wil… Read More
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