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  • Inability to cooperate does not warrant a change in joint legal custody
    Inability to cooperate does not warrant a change in joint legal custody

    Most cases today are resolved with both parents having what is known as joint legal custody of the children. According to state statute, joint legal custody means that the parents shall share the ...

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  • Receipt of Social Security benefits reduces alimony
    Receipt of Social Security benefits reduces alimony

    In the recent decision of Harris v. Harris, the Court of Appeals ruled that a man’s alimony obligation would be reduced by the receipt of Social Security by the woman. The parties agreed to a divorce ...

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  • Appreciation of pre-marriage contribution to the IRA
    Appreciation of pre-marriage contribution to the IRA

    Many times in dissolution of marriage, there is an IRA which was started before the marriage but which accumulated during the marriage. There is no question that the amount of the IRA at the time of ...

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  • Divorcing women should consider not keeping the house.
    Divorcing women should consider not keeping the house.

    Famous divorce attorney Marvin Mitchelson wrote in his book on divorce that the hardest thing for a divorce attorney to do was to convince a divorcing woman not to keep the house. To the divorcing ...

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  • The Evernote scannable will help clients deal with their attorneys.
    The Evernote scannable will help clients deal with their attorneys.

    The scanning and exchange of documents has become the rule in legal matters. Many times clients do not have access to the same kind of equipment as attorneys and they struggle with how to get ...

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  • Once a State has jurisdiction, it retains it unless all parties leave
    Once a State has jurisdiction, it retains it unless all parties leave

    Misunderstandings often arise when a custodial parent moves to another state with the children. Many people think the state to which the custodial parent moves with children becomes the State with ...

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