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Family Law

Domestic Abuse is More than Just Physical Abuse

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As a family law practice dealing frequently in divorce, we understand that there are many reasons a marriage doesn’t work out. Although family and friends may encourage you to stay, if your reason for leaving is due to abuse, it’s better to remove yourself from the situation than risk serious harm. Domestic abuse is often…

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What You Can Do as a Victim of Domestic Violence

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No one deserves to be abused. Your abuser may want you to believe it’s your fault that you’re being hit, punched, or otherwise hurt. It’s not. Abusers often isolate their victims so that they have no where to turn. If you feel you are stuck in an abusive relationship, there are many organizations throughout the…

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3 Ways a Mediator Can Help You with Your Co-Parenting Plan

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Are you getting ready to discuss a co-parenting plan with your ex-spouse? In many cases, the assistance of a mediator can help your entire family reach the best resolution. Mediators protect the interests of each family member and provide insight throughout the mediation process. Here are a few ways a dedicated mediation expert may be…

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Mediation and Collaboration; A New Approach to Divorce

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Although taking your divorce through the courts is still one way to divide your property and finalize the time share agreement of your children, there is a better solution for many families. Through mediation and collaboration you can come to a fair and agreed upon settlement that works for you. Although it’s not the perfect…

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4 Ways Grandparents Can Support Their Grandchildren During Divorce

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When families go through divorce, children may feel confused, sad and uncertain while their parents work through the proceedings. Divorce is often a difficult experience for the entire family, but there are many things that can be done to maintain as much normalcy as possible. Grandparents, especially, may be uniquely positioned to provide extra stability…

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Tips to Make Shared Custody Easier on Your Kids

Shared custody, sometimes called shared parenting, isn’t easy for anyone, but if the judge granted both parents time with the children, you want to make it as easy on them as possible. There are some things you can do to help your children thrive in both homes. 1. Set Reasonable Exchange Times If your children…

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Is it Too Late to Establish Paternity?

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In today’s world, there are many types of relationships and dynamics involved; as a result, it’s often beneficial to establish paternity. Although this is typically done when your baby is born, there are other ways to accomplish this after the baby’s birth. Why Establish Paternity? As the father of the baby, confirmation of paternity and…

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Post-Divorce Myths and Mistakes

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Depending on the nature of your relationship, life after divorce can follow many different paths. Some people adapt quickly and go back to their single life surrounded by friends and family, others face the juggle of time-sharing with children, and many choose to focus on their career. Over the years, many of our clients have…

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Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

When two people are over the moon in love, the talk of a prenuptial agreement doesn’t usually come up in conversation. In some instances, it can be seen as a bad omen or someone’s doubt that the relationship will last. In fact, it made big news recently when Britain’s Prince Harry decided not to do…

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Prenuptial Agreements

Prenuptial Agreements It’s the moment you’ve dreamed of … a quiet, romantic setting with just the two of you, when suddenly like out of a movie, he kneels down and pops the question. You immediately say “Yes!” and then a few minutes later as your mind starts racing, he asks one more question: “So, you…

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