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Domestic Violence Protective Order Hearings – Why you need to be there

Buried in the stack of papers with the Ex Parte Domestic Violence Protective Order and Summons just handed to you by the sheriff is a trial date. Unless the matter was continued, your hearing will be within 10 days of the ex parte hearing that you most likely did not even know took place.Attendence at the trial is not […]

How can I help?

3 Things you can do to help your attorney After choosing the right attorney, how you work with your him or her will have the biggest impact on the outcome of your case. Do the following things and your case will resolve more quickly, more affordably, and more amicably than you might expect. What can you do […]

A Perfect Pairing

7 Questions to ask when looking for a lawyer When you are looking for an attorney, chances are you are under both time and emotional pressure. But the choice of an attorney to guide you through the often complicated legal system is an important one. The stakes are high and you want a lawyer who is both […]

How Permanent is Permanent: Changing a Child Custody Order

How do I change my permanent child custody order?   Parents meet with us regularly wanting to make changes to a permanent child custody order.  A permanent order for child custody is a misnomer because permanent orders are never in fact permanent.  The courts have the ability to modify orders that relate to children because […]

Is Naturalization right for me?

I am often asked by clients what they need to do to become a citizen of the United States.  This question has become increasingly common over the last year with the growing uncertainty surrounding immigration issues.  In order to qualify to naturalize as a United States citizen you must meet the following: Be at least […]

How Facebook, Twitter, and Social Media Affect a Custody Case

Social media is everywhere. Some use it to post their every movement of the day. Others use it share their thoughts and opinions. And then there are people who use it to share pictures with friends and families. As social media becomes ever more popular in society, it also works its way into court. Especially family […]

April Showers: Who Claim the Children on Taxes?

With tax season coming to an end, many separated or divorced parents probably had to endure the reoccurring dilemma of claiming the children on taxes. As this can potentially be a great tax benefit, it is often a never-ending battle. If parents agree how to address the deduction, the agreement can be in a separation agreement […]

Can the “Other Side” Pay My Attorney’s Fees?

Part of any consultation with an attorney should include a conversation on how much the attorney’s work and time will cost. Some matters can be handled on a flat fee. Other matters are more traditional “billable” work where the attorney charges for their time by the hour. However, clients will frequently ask if the “other […]

Denying Court Ordered Visitation to an Absent Parent

You went through the whole process of asking the judge enter a custody order that provided a visitation schedule for the other parent. However, that other parent has gone months opting out of visitation with your child. Now that parent is demanding that visitation take place but you have concerns with allowing it to occur. […]

Handling a Parent Not Exercising Visitation

You have a child custody order that gives the other parent visitation. However, the other parent is not exercising either some or all of the visitation as detailed in the order. What can you do to detail with the frustration and disappointment? The other parent’s lack of consistency in visitation can be disruptive to you […]