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How to Avoid Divorce

This month we celebrate Valentine’s Day. In the hope of helping someone have a long and happy marriage, I’ve created a list of common problems that lead to divorce. Communication:  My husband will tell you that marriages survive because the Husband learns that the...

Why Shouldn’t I Draft My Own Will?

In this age of “do-it-yourself”, I have seen an increase in the number of DIY Wills that I have filed with the Court for probate. Given the state of our economy, I understand why people are trying to save money by writing their Will on their own. The problem is that...

Should I talk to Law Enforcement?

One of the most common questions encountered by Criminal Law Attorneys is, “Should I talk to law enforcement?”  The question arises in multiple fact scenarios from being pulled over for suspicion of driving under the influence to being contacted regarding witnessing...

Shacking Up

Americans are marrying later in life and less often, and the number of divorces is on the decline according to Statista.Com.  This trend is very noticeable in my practice.  I regularly meet men and women with problems resulting from living with their romantic partner...

What is the Purpose of a Power of Attorney?

A Power of Attorney, sometimes called a POA, is a document that allows another person to take action on your behalf.  POAs are typically used for estate planning purposes but can also be used for other circumstances. There are generally two types of POAs used for...

Custody Rights

How do legal custody rights come about?  How does it differ from physical custody?  What is joint or sole custody?  What is shared parenting?  These are some of the most common questions that people ask a family lawyer. Custody is a legal right or responsibility that...

Let’s talk about coparenting

Coparenting is hard, especially after divorce.  It amazes me when I see parents actively choosing to behave in ways that negatively impact their children.  Here are what I believe to be the most common coparenting mistakes that negatively affect children: Undermining...

What is the Purpose of Probate?

By the time this article is published, our state will likely be coming out of isolation and reopening businesses.  Unfortunately, many people who have suffered the loss of a loved one will begin the process of managing the estate.  Part of this process involves filing a case for Probate.  In its basic form, Probate is the legal process for transferring assets to the rightful heirs.  In function, probate can be a much more complicated process.

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