A divorce often involves discussions on matters such as alimony, property distribution, and child custody. When spouses disagree over these terms, they can be said to be in a contested divorce. A contested divorce could also occur where one spouse contends the parties have not lived separate and apart for the required period of time....

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“Our new Constitution is now established, everything seems to promise it will be durable; but in this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes.”  Benjamin Franklin, letter to Jean-Baptiste Le Roy, 1789.  While death and taxes may be certain, how you are treated in your final days, and how your property is distributed after...

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Leasing, purchasing, or selling real property can seem like a daunting task. A real property transaction often involves practical, legal, and financial considerations. As such, it is important to practice care when buying, selling, or leasing property. It is a good idea to adopt a transaction checklist to ensure nothing falls through the cracks. A...

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Sometimes it just doesn’t work out, despite good intentions from both spouses, and the best way for the individuals to move on is separate, through a divorce.  A divorce is the termination of a marriage, ending the parties’ legal union.  One of our clients’ initial considerations and questions asked to us is:  How much will...

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Dear clients, colleagues and friends,   We want to take this opportunity to reach out to you in these uncertain times. It is our goal to still provide quality legal-services to you while maintaining the safety of our staff and clients. As such, we have implemented firm-wide policies to address safety and sanitation concerns. We...

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The Importance of Understanding the Agreement When buying or selling a home, one of the most important documents you will sign is the Offer to Purchase and Contract. This is a legally binding document that details the terms and conditions of the transaction, and also sets a fixed timeline for the closing. Often, the contract...

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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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