Getting Medical Reimbursement for Your Child’s Medical Expenses

If you are the parent who usually takes your child to the doctor, you are probably the one who most often pays the co-pays and deductibles. Even if your divorce or paternity decree states that you are entitled to reimbursement from the other parent, you may find it difficult to…

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Divorce Among Older People Becoming More Common

Divorce among people over 50 is becoming more common. Infographic courtesy of McKinley, Irvin, http://www.mckinleyirvin.com/. If you are over 50 and considering divorce it is important to be certain that you are aware of the unique challenges presented and that you choose an attorney who understands them as well. Please…

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LEGAL 911— WHEN should you Contact a Lawyer?

So, you have a legal problem… maybe.  But maybe you can handle it yourself. Or maybe it won’t get too serious… or maybe it will go away.How do you decide when to see an attorney?Of course, the decision varies from person to person and case to case. But here are…

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Divorce Cases that Cross State Lines

Two people are about to divorce.   Where do they file the case? Well, that’s easy, in the county where they both are living, right? Well, not always…. When two people are married, and living together and have been living there for awhile, yes, they do file in that county.…

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Mediation is Required in your Divorce Case- Good News or Hassle?

In many family law cases, the parties may be required to attend mediation prior to being heard by the judge.  Sometimes this news is met with a sigh of annoyance… just one more barrier to getting a “day in court” or “getting this divorce finished.”You may feel better about it if  you…

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I no Longer Represent You….  

Some legal situations have a clear start, and a clear finish.   For instance, a deal is proposed between two people, negotiations happen, a contract is drawn up, then revised, then signed.  The deal proceeds and the event is concluded. Everyone goes on with their lives.   A good example…

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How to Help Your Friend who is Going Through a Divorce

Seeing someone that you care about in pain is not easy, especially when there is nothing that you can do to help the situation. Different people react differently to divorce. Few people feel complete and unmitigated joy (although there are some). More often, the emotional affects of divorce range from upsetting…

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Uncontested Divorce… or Not?

There is a lot of confusion about the term “uncontested divorce”. “Uncontested divorce” is sometimes used to mean “a divorce that has an agreement at the end of it, rather than a trial”.  In that sense, it is used to mean a “cooperative divorce”. However, just because there isn’t a…

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