About to file your income taxes? Review your court orders to see who gets to claim your child as a dependent. Where do I find this information? You can find this information in the Final Court Decree in your case. By the "final" decree, I mean the last order that the judge signed when your case was finished. The final decree may be called "Final Decree of Divorce". It can titled "Order in … [Read more...] about Who Gets to Claim My Minor Child as a Tax Deduction?
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When you are struggling with an important decision, like whether or not to divorce, close your business or sell your home, you need facts to help you make informed decisions. If you are facing a crisis in your personal life at this time you are not alone. Current events are overwhelming enough, but when you are also experiencing personal turmoil you have a heavy load to bear. Deep seated … [Read more...] about Frustration, Despair and Change
(Abra esta publicación para ver el enlace en español.) If you have come to the realization that you need a divorce you may be wondering if the case can proceed while everything is in turmoil from Covid-19. The answer is "yes." Things to be done prior to filing First, of all, understand that there are things that need to be done prior to the actual filing of the papers with the District … [Read more...] about Covid-19 Tip # 19: It is Possible to Proceed With a Divorce During Covid-19?
This is already a difficult time for everyone. If you were having marital issues before this pandemic, the extra stress has probably not made things better. If you are thinking of divorce, you are in an especially difficult place. But, there are some things that you can do now, even if you need to stay-at-home with your spouse. Stay safe- Safety is always first. So, if confrontation or … [Read more...] about Covid-19 Tip #13: What to do if you Need a Divorce During This Time
During this emergency situation, we are continuing to take care of the legal needs of our current clients, as well as provide means for potential clients to receive legal services that they need. We are doing the following: As always, phone conferences are available. We will have the ability to set up video conferencing for appointments. The attorneys are continuing to work on our cases and … [Read more...] about How we Take Care of your Legal Needs During the Coronavirus Pandemic
If both spouses in a divorce agree on everything, it seems like it would be a great idea to be represented by the same attorney, right? Well, it isn't quite that simple. While both parties can have meetings and conferences with the same attorney, they can't both actually be represented by the same attorney. It would be a conflict of interest for one attorney to actually represent both … [Read more...] about Can the Same Attorney Represent both my Spouse and I in our Uncontested Divorce?
So, you've gone to mediation, signed the final divorce orders and the final divorce hearing is finished. You're done, right? Not necessarily. In almost all divorces, there are still a few pieces of paperwork that need to be done. It can be tempting to ignore pleas from your lawyer's office to review and sign paperwork. After all, you are probably emotionally tired and ready to move … [Read more...] about Completing Your Divorce- AFTER the Hearing
As we near graduation season, some might wonder how they can bear to be around the person they are divorcing or divorced from. Don't let legal squabbles spoil this important milestone for your child. Now is an important time to draw your graduating children a little closer. Things are coming to an end sooner than we might like. Taking the time to enjoy what time left you have with your child … [Read more...] about Divorce vs. Graduation: Don’t Let Legal Battles Interfere with Your Child’s Enjoyment of Graduation!