Networking Outside Your Comfort Zone

By Sean Ditzel: Consider these five tips for networking outside your own comfort zone to maximize and grow your referral base.

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Using Restricted Stock and Pre-IPO Data to Estimate Discounts

By Dr. Shannon P. Pratt and Alina V. Niculita: Restricted stock and pre-IPO data are the most often used and misused sources for estimating discounts for lack of marketability. Here’s how to know whether an appraiser has used the data correctly in cases of disputed valuations of closely-held stock.  

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Time Management Tips

By Allison C. Shields: You can't really manage time – but you can manage your activities to increase your productivity.

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Google: April 21st Is Your Deadline to Have a Mobile Website

By Martha Chan: A mobile-friendly website is no longer simply a nice thing to have, Google has just made it a must by announcing that they will be favoring websites that are mobile-friendly come April 21, 2015.  

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Family Lawyers’ Top Software Picks

We asked family lawyers about the software and apps they find invaluable in their daily practice of family law, and why they would recommend them. Here are some of their favorites.  

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Negotiating with the Pro Se Party

By Gregg Herman: Self-represented litigants create a difficult situation for the other party and his/her counsel. You must handle these cases carefully to ensure the best representation for your client while maintaining your dignity and professionalism.  

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Caring for Our Clients’ Other Needs

By Paula J. Gardner and Robert M . Worster: When you consider the sphere of influence we have over clients, our effort to improve their lives is an investment in them and in ourselves. It is worth it.    

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Marketing Your Firm
 

Drawing Customers to Your Family Law Practice

How your family law practice can stand out among, and even blow past, the competition.

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Is Your Website Really Smartphone-Friendly?

It only takes days (and a nominal fee) to build a true smartphone-friendly version of your website – so why hinder the success of your law firm by settling for outdated technology?

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Client Relations
 

Caring for Our Clients’ Other Needs

Those of us who interact with clients while they proceed through one of life’s most traumatic experiences—divorce—encounter many non-legal issues and have unique opportunities to make a significant difference in their lives.

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Credit Damage
 

If It’s Not Admissible in Court, Why Complete an Economic Damage Claim?

If you make the effort to pursue an economic damage claim on behalf of a client, be sure to follow the necessary steps that ensure the claim is admissible in court.

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Legal Issues
 

Revisiting UIFSA’s Spousal Support Quirk

An explanation of the often-overlooked rule that spousal support can only be modified by the state that issued the initial order, regardless of where the parties currently reside.

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Financial Matters
 

Looking at the Value of Assets Over the Long-Term

One of the most common mistakes that people make during a divorce is failing to understand which assets may yield the most benefits years down the road.

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Client Relations
 

Yes, You Can – and Should – Fire Problematic Clients!

Saying goodbye to a client is a difficult but sometimes necessary decision. There are several types of clients and specific situations that warrant ending an attorney-client relationship.

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Practice Management
 

Networking Outside Your Comfort Zone

Consider these five tips for networking outside your own comfort zone to maximize and grow your referral base.

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Financial Matters
 

Using Restricted Stock and Pre-IPO Data to Estimate Discounts

Restricted stock and pre-IPO data are the most often used and misused sources for estimating discounts for lack of marketability. Here’s how to know whether an appraiser has used the data correctly in cases of disputed valuations of closely-held stock.

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Family Lawyer Magazine Articles
 

Call for Submissions: High-Stakes Divorce

The theme for the next issue of Family Lawyer Magazine is high-stakes divorce, and we're looking for article submissions on this topic from practicing divorce professionals.

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