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Saying Goodbye to YOUR Family Home?

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Here we are… in the middle of summer, in the middle of the year and maybe you or a loved one finds himself in the middle of a divorce.  Maybe you’ll soon be in the middle of an emotional move from the family home.
It could be that selling the marital home is the only way both parties will be able to afford new housing.  Perhaps it’s just not possible to meet (more...)

Should You Hire a Non-Lawyer?

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As a paralegal in a family law office, I am constantly inundated with questions from
clients and potential clients. I am asked a wide range of questions, from what is the next step in
their case to what the odds are of winning their case. While some of the questions I am asked I
can answer with confidence, I have to be careful not to cross the line into the unlicensed practice
of law. Unfortunately, while I am careful, (more...)

#Divorce Team Member: Estate Attorney

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divorce estate attorney

Your estate attorney will help you review and update all legal documents, including beneficiary designations. Make sure to obtain copies of these documents:

Prior divorce papers
Prenuptial contracts
Postnuptial contracts
Marital property agreements
Last Will and Testament/Guardianship
Durable or General Powers of Attorney
Healthcare Powers of Attorney
Advanced Medical Directives (Living Will)
Trust Agreements (Revocable or Irrevocable)

For more information about assembling your divorce team, get The Divorcing Woman's Guide & Journal.

Depending on your location and needs, (more...)