When couples decide to separate, it may be in their best interest to consider a separation agreement. Separation agreements are a great tool for couples who have unique circumstances they would rather work out on their own without interference from the courts. A separation agreement is a binding contract between the parties that usually …

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        Whenever a lawsuit is filed to establish custody, or a motion is filed to modify an existing custody order, the parties are ordered to attend Child Custody Mediation.  There are certain circumstances which may exempt the parties from mediation; however, generally speaking, custody mediation is mandatory.

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How do you determine who receives the dependency exemption for the children?           To claim the dependency exemption the parents must be divorced or separated, have a separation agreement or have lived apart during the last six months of the year. Generally, only the custodial parent may claim the dependency exemption. Custody …

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If you’re considering adoption, you may also be considering whether to hire an adoption attorney to handle the process for you. That’s a fair question, because there are choice available. If you can find a family law lawyer who handles adoptions, though, he or she can make the process less stressful. There will be a …

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Social Media today plays a bigger role in divorce cases than people would suspect. Courts, in most cases, do not recognize anything posted online as private. Attorneys and Judges admit pictures, comments and videos gathered from social media sites as evidence in court. At Perry, Bundy, Plyler & Long, LLP, our divorce lawyers in Monroe …

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