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Family Law Legal Fees: The A-B-C’s on How to Keep Costs Down in a Divorce

The initial stages of researching and inevitably obtaining the right attorney to represent your best interests likely feel foreign and overwhelming. Inside knowledge on the process can reduce legal expenses while simultaneously providing clarity on what to expect when venturing this unknown terrain.  Here are some tips for keeping legal fees low from the staff of…

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Assemble the Documents: 10 Essential Items to Show Your Divorce Lawyer

Being prepared when meeting with a divorce attorney can save you time and money.  Furthermore, it can particularly provide the headway needed to help your proceedings progress more smoothly.  How?  In order to divide marital property and accounts, they must first be disclosed (and statements can’t lie).  10 Essential Documents: Checklist ___ Your past three…

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Divorce, Kids and Taxes: Which Parent Claims Dependents if the Decree is Silent?

While few of us look forward to filing our taxes, newly divorced parents probably dread it more than most. Filing individual tax returns post-divorce raises the thorny question of which parent may claim a child as a qualifying dependent. Most of the time, a divorce decree or parenting plan will list specifically who can claim…