Legal Presumptions and Legislated Guidelines in Relocation Cases

By Ken Nathens: Guidelines for move-away cases are subjective and lead to further litigation because of the uncertainty of the law.

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The Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act and the Family Lawyer

By Karen Robbins: The Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act has many provisions and protections that can complicate or delay a divorce case.

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Lawyer Reputation Management: What’s in an Avvo Rating?

By Martha Chan: Whether you like it or not, your Avvo rating is available for all to see. You cannot ignore it; your rating is part of your online reputation, which could impact your practice.        

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Family Lawyers Reflect on Making a Difference and Maintaining Work-Life Balance

We recently connected with four distinguished and celebrated family lawyers: Barbara Handschu, David Lee, Mike McCurley and Grier Raggio. We asked each of them to share their experiences, insights and tips on everything from achieving a healthy work-life balance, launching a successful practice, fighting for human rights, to helping save the environment.    

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The Many Benefits of Hiring a Parenting Consultant

By Plinio Garcia: The benefits of referring your client to a parenting consultant can be immeasurably valuable, especially during custody disputes.  

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QDRO Pitfalls and Assessing Present Value Calculations

Mark Altschuler is the President of Pension Analysis Consultants Inc and is well versed in the complex arena of equitable distribution and marital dissolution matters.    

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Sources and Methods of Discovering Hidden Assets in Matrimonial Cases

By Nicholas G. Himonidis: Digital Evidence is a virtual goldmine for discovering undisclosed assets.  

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North Dakota Shared Parenting for Kids Brings Important Divorce Issue to the Ballot

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Special Needs Means Special Divorces

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Lawyer Reputation Management: What’s in an Avvo Rating?

A marketing consultant for family lawyers investigates the factors that influence a lawyer's Avvo rating.

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Sources and Methods of Discovering Hidden Assets in Matrimonial Cases

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U.S. v. Fuller

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The Paperless Practice

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