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How Should I Prepare for My Initial Consultation With a Lawyer?
Jones Family Law Group, LLC

August 22, 2022

  To paraphrase the old saying, “Dance like nobody’s watching, and text like your messages will be read in court someday.” Texting is an extremely popular means of communication. According to U.S. texting statistics reports, 97% of American adults text weekly, and we text twice as much as we call. On average, adults age 25 and

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How Should I Prepare for My Initial Consultation With a Lawyer?
Jones Family Law Group, LLC

August 16, 2022

Sitting down with a divorce attorney for that initial consultation is a big step. You undoubtedly have lots of questions–and maybe a feeling that you aren’t even sure what questions to ask. An experienced attorney will guide you through the process. But there are several steps you can take in advance to ensure you and

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What Our Former Clients Wish They Knew About Divorce

Tips for current and prospective clients from former clients Hindsight is 20/20 we say, looking at our past actions that didn’t have a good outcome. In family law and divorce, it can be tough to determine the right course of action. So we asked some former clients at Jones Family Law Group to share what

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Best Practices: How to Preserve Text Messages for Divorce Court

To paraphrase the old saying, “Dance like nobody’s watching, and text like your messages will be read in court someday.” Texting is an extremely popular means of communication. According to U.S. texting statistics reports, 97% of American adults text weekly, and we text twice as much as we call. On average, adults age 25 and

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A Child’s Best Interest: The Role of the Guardian ad Litem (“GAL”)

  The ending of a marriage means major life changes for children as well as the parents. During legal proceedings, it is often important that the children’s best interests be heard and fairly expressed. Neither parent’s attorney may represent the child.  That is where the GAL comes in. Either parent may request that a GAL

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Ask These Questions Before You Tie the Knot

You’re in love, maybe you’re engaged to be married, and you know everything about your betrothed. Or do you? Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon to see couples seeking to divorce because of issues that could have been discovered, discussed — and oftentimes resolved — before they ever walked down the aisle. So, don’t assume — ask.

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Sarah Wittrock Joins the Executive Board of St. Louis Collaborative Family Law Association

Jones Family Law Group Attorney Sarah J. Wittrock has joined the executive board of Collaborative Family Law Association (CFLA). The nonprofit organization is an organization of independent, unaffiliated, attorneys, mental health, and financial professionals, committed to resolving family disputes through a non-adversarial process known as collaborative practice. The Board of Directors oversees and supervises the

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Ten Tips to Prepare for Your Deposition

During your divorce, you may be required to have your deposition taken. It’s part of what the rules refer to as “discovery.” A deposition is where you are asked live questions by your spouse’s attorney under oath.  If your spouse’s attorney schedules your deposition, it will be a very important part of your case. Most

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Parent Coordinator Helps Divorced Couples Manage Custody Disputes

Family courts expect divorced parents to work together in good faith to do what’s best for their children. In a perfect world, co-parents create a Parenting Plan and then not only follow it, but also remain flexible enough to solve problems and handle changes as they arise. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work that way. When

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10 Documents for a Business Valuation in Divorce

A company that you, your spouse or both of you own, like any other marital asset, is subject to division in the divorce settlement. If the business is considered marital property, determining its value is the next step.  Value may be based on historical  income generation, future ability to generate income, assets held, or liquidation

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