Custody and the incorrect assumptions parents make

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If there is a Rule #1 in Family Law that spouses should follow during divorce proceedings, this it: Do not listen to friends, family, or others who have been through their own divorces or who believe they know “the system.” Usually they are wrong—and sometimes very wrong. The most important thing a client can do […]

Out of court does not mean “out of bounds”

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What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens outside the courtroom will not necessarily remain outside the courtroom.  Do not mistakenly believe that as long as your conduct is okay inside the courtroom, you can do and say whatever you would like in all other situations. Many an ex has made this […]

You’re headed to court—The Dos and Don’ts

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In a courtroom, as in life, first impressions matter. However, in a courtroom second, third, and fourth impressions matter also. Winning a case is difficult enough without adding obstacles, such as the judge disliking you because of your behavior. And it happens more often than you think. Judges are people, too. An insolent, argumentative individual […]

Setting the record straight – pt. II

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In Part I of “Setting the Record Straight” I offered three (3) tips for gathering evidence: Take screenshots, videos, and pictures; Follow up phone or in-person conversations with documents; and Remember that if it is in writing, it can (and probably will) be used as evidence. Below are three (3) more recommendations that can greatly […]

Setting the record straight – pt. 1

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“Get it in writing.”  How many times have you heard that warning?  Whether it is a warranty for a car or an appliance, or a receipt confirming your return of merchandise to a store, the rule is the same. Get hard proof. Court is no different, whether it is trial court or appeals court. Hence, […]

Asset hide-and-go-seek: Finding what your spouse is hiding

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Too often spouses attempt to hide assets during a divorce, despite the severe repercussions if caught. Penalties range from being charged with perjury and fraud to being forced to hand over 100% of the hidden asset to the other spouse. Nevertheless, according to a survey by the NEFE (National Endowment for Financial Education) with the […]