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June 2015 Archives

Understanding the basics of spousal support - Part I

If you are contemplating divorce or if you have already filed for divorce, you are likely concerned about how the process of transitioning from a dual household to a single household will affect your life. One of the primary issues you may have concerns about is finances. No matter how your marital finances are arranged, there tends to be numerous financial challenges associated with splitting a household in two.

Understanding the reasons why co-parents fight

When you and your child’s other parent were still romantic partners, what did you fight about? Do you still fight about the same broad issues now? Couples most often argue about a few broad categories of issues. Oftentimes, co-parents fight about the same issues, even if the arguments between co-parents tend to look a little different than arguments between romantic partners do.

Is your family law attorney taking advantage of you? - Part II

In our last post, we began a discussion about a specific kind of attorney misconduct. We observed that attorneys do not often consciously take advantage of their clients. Not only do attorneys have a legal obligation to avoid numerous kinds of misconduct, it is simply unethical to take advantage of one’s clients. Nevertheless, some attorneys do unconsciously take advantage of their clients. It is therefore important for individuals in need of an attorney’s aid to recognize the signs of unintentional manipulation.

Is your family law attorney taking advantage of you? - Part I

It is safe to say that the vast majority of attorneys do not intentionally take advantage of their clients. Certainly, as in any profession, there are a few “bad apples” in the bunch who intentionally take advantage of their clients for monetary gain or some other advantage. But far more often than not, if an attorney is taking advantage of his or her client, that attorney is doing so unintentionally.

Raising healthy and happy kids during and post-divorce

If you and your spouse are thinking about divorcing, are currently navigating a divorce or have recently finalized one, you are likely concerned about what the divorce process may ultimately do to both you and your loved ones. If you have kids, you are likely concerned about what your marital tension and/or divorce is doing to them. There is no question that marital tension and/or divorce can have temporary negative effects on kids and teens. However, if you are a loving parent and are committed to helping your kids through this rough time, you can absolutely work towards ensuring that they are happy and healthy moving forward.

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