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Is Mental Illness Affecting Your Divorce?

Millions of Americans suffer from some kind of mental illness. And a significant number of them are involved in troubled marriages that result in divorce. We have represented many clients who either had mental illness or had spouses with mental illness, and it can make Read more

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The Power of a Post Nuptial Agreement

Who needs a post nuptial agreement? What happens when a couple starts negotiating a prenuptial agreement too close to the wedding date and cannot agree on all the terms? Or they have been married for a long time, but disagree on how to manage their Read more

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Is Open Access After Divorce Always Best for Children?

Recent studies show that after a divorce, children prefer—and fare better—having open access to both parents. “Open access” means frequent, unrestricted access to the noncustodial parent, if one parent has primary physical custody. This sounds ideal. But is open access realistic for most people? Access Read more

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Consequences and Compassion in Divorce

Is compassion for someone struggling with alcohol or drug abuse the most important step in helping them to recovery?  Or must consequences be imposed in order to get a substance abuser to change his or her life? Recently, I read an article about consequences and Read more

How to Fire an Attorney

Sometimes an attorney-client relationship starts to come apart. There are various reasons: you believe you have been overcharged, a disagreement about legal actions taken (or not taken), or a breakdown in communication with each other. Once you lose trust and confidence in an attorney, you Read more

Get the Most Out of Attorney Fees in a Divorce

Lawyers are expensive.  The amount of attorney fees associated with a divorce or a family dispute can be quite a wake-up call.  Most lawyers charge by the hour for their legal services, and most of the time, the final fee is more than the initial Read more

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Why You Should Have a Prenuptial Agreement

There are many myths and half-truths about the notion of a prenuptial agreement for about-to-be-wed couples, but it can be a valuable document that establishes a couple’s financial life together. A prenuptial agreement is a legally binding agreement between two parties who are planning to Read more