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Calculation of Child Support in Collaborative Divorce

The calculation of child support can be an important issue in resolving a divorce or custody case. Parties can often get into contentious disputes in terms of child support calculations....more

Gift Affidavits Important for Vehicle Transfers in Divorce

In a divorce, motor vehicles can be one important piece to a divorce. In certain cases, there can be all sorts of motor vehicles in play. Individuals often just think about the cars, SUVs, vans or the trucks. But many forget...more

Don't Advertise. Be Patient and Build Your Practice

Within the legal industry, there is still a mindset that attorneys should not advertise. Instead, lawyers should simply be patient and build their practice. For most lawyers, they have surely heard statements like this...more

When Is Collaborative Divorce Not Appropriate?

There are lots of instances where a party ought to consider a collaborative divorce. A collaborative divorce can help parties reach a settlement outside court such that litigation may not be necessary. For many parties, this...more

Things To Do After Completing Your Divorce

After going through a divorce, many became so consumed about the divorce itself that it’s hard to know where to turn next. For many, it’s hard to finally accept that the divorce itself is done and now it’s time to move on and...more

If your law firm was a resort, what kind of resort would it be?

Resorts are great places to spend some time and relax. It can be a time to be pampered. It can be a time where it feels like your needs are being put first. If you ever go to a five-star resort, they do all kinds of...more

Can A Lawyer Only Work 40 Hours?

The 9 am to 5 pm work week is a staple in lots of industries. You come in at 9 am and you leave at 5 pm. You only work Monday through Friday. Mixed in you get a break in the middle of each work day. You then get to take the...more

Who Makes More: Doctors or Lawyers?

Many people engage in a professional career debate as to whether they should become a doctor or a lawyer. These professions are two that many look at when deciding their path in life. There is something about medical or law...more

What Is A Participation Agreement

When individuals decide to enter the collaborative process to engage in a collaborative divorce, many wonder what the parameters of the process will be. They wonder what the ground rules will be. They might even wonder what...more

Implementation of Adoptee’s Rights Act in Missouri

Some parents decide to put their child up for various reasons. It used to be that it was difficult for somebody who was put up for adoption to find out the identify of their birth parents. Certainly, not all of those who...more

Do You Want To Be Seen At A Courthouse?

When parties are going through a divorce proceeding that is contested, the reality is court appearances are likely going to happen. For some parties, they might have to appear at a courthouse multiple times in a contested...more

What Is A Satisfaction Of Judgment

In divorce or family law matters, there is often times an order from the court for a payment from one party to the other. Sometimes, the order is through a consent judgment. Other times, the court might order the payment...more

Do you need to upgrade your law firm office space?

Law firms and law firm owners are often tempted to upgrade their office space. The thought is that new office space might help increase morale. The thought is often that new office space might attract more clients....more

Advertise To Other Professionals Or The Public?

When lawyers and law firms decide that they are going to advertise, many struggle with whom to target their advertising efforts? Do they target their advertising to other professionals? In other words, do they advertise to...more

Who Is At A Collaborative Meeting

When many consider the possibility of a collaborative divorce, they have a hard time picturing how it works. One common question many have is who is at a collaborative meeting?...more

Divorce financial statements: Do not overstate or understate values

In a divorce, courts are to divide marital property in a just manner when considering all the factors in an equitable jurisdiction. To divide marital assets in a just manner, courts need to know the value of the marital...more

Paternity Cases: Why The State Will Not Establish Custody?

In the United States, recent states show that approximately 40% of all children are born out-of-wedlock. For many, this is a surprising statistic. However, this has been a trend that has continued for some time. When...more

High Asset Divorce And The Collaborative Process

For many parties going through a divorce, they might have lots of assets. From a marital home, vacation homes, investment accounts, retirement accounts and other lucrative assets, those going through a divorce with a high net...more

Employees want to get paid more, while clients want to pay less

Running a law firm can result in having to balance various competing interests. One of the most interesting quandaries that a law firm can face is realizing that employees almost always want to get paid more, while clients...more

Does Your Law Firm Have A Case Of "The Slows?"

During the Civil War, President Lincoln was frustrated with the performance of General George McClellan. One of his chief complaints with General McClellan, as he put it, was that he had a case of “the slows.” Instead of...more

Why Do We Need A Collaborative Team?

Most individuals would like to resolve their divorce or family law case outside of court. The problem is that many do not agree on all issues in play in their divorce. When individuals think about how to get to an...more

How Does A Divorce Trial or Hearing Work?

When individuals are going through a divorce, most want to settle their case amicable short of a trial. Practically, this does not happen in every circumstance. In some cases, parties are just not able to settle their case....more

Do Parties Trust A Family Court Judge More Than Each Other?

When an individual is going through a divorce, it can feel like their whole life is hanging in the balance. Many spend a lot of time worried about the future and what will happen with their life....more

Do Not Overspend On Law Firm Office Space

When lawyers are selecting office space for their law office, the decision is often very difficult. For most lawyers, they want office space that sends a message. They want office space that is going to impress and attract...more

Think Twice Before Posting On Social Media

In a divorce or family law matter, emotions can often run high. It can cause parties to want to speak out or vent on social media. To some, posting online can have a therapeutic impact. When others like or comment positively...more

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