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Children who spend time with both parents after a divorce may be better off than those who only live with mom or dad, according to research from the American Psychological Association. The study suggests that joint parenting agreements can help children adjust in the aftermath of a divorce. Dr. Robert Bauserman of the Baltimore Department...
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Marketwatch recently put out an interesting article on the timing of divorce. In their article they noted that a University of Minnesota study indicated that more people, both young and old, were seeking divorces. With divorce rates on the rise, they asked the question, “Is there a good time to get divorce?” Obviously no one...
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We oftentimes receive a call or question from someone who wants to know if they can represent themselves in a divorce. The answer is “yes.” Technically, you can represent yourself; however, there are some basics you should know. 1.  You are pro se  (pronounced “pro-say”) This is the Latin term for “for one’s own behalf;...
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While the University of Kentucky may have fallen just short of a National Championship during last month’s NCAA basketball tournament, one Kentucky county is celebrating a big success from its latest campaign to collect child support payments. Hopkins County ran a “March Mania” campaign during the NCAA Tournament in which they teamed up with a...
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Despite a general belief that divorce rates have fallen over the last 30 years, a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Minnesota suggests that the rate has remained steady, while the “risk of divorce” has increased significantly. The study titled “Breaking Up is Hard to Count” explores divorce rates when adjusted for...
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Technology continues to work its way into our everyday lives, and in doing so it’s no wonder that electronic communications are commonly referenced in the court of law. Email and other electronic communications simplify our life and make it easier for people to stay in touch with their attorney, and as smartphone ownership continues to...
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The decision is out on United States v. Windsor, and the United States Supreme Court, by a 5-4 vote, has decided that The Defense of Marriage Act, the law barring the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages legalized by the states, is unconstitutional. US v. Windsor The basic facts of United States v. Windsor are...
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A Minnesota divorce lawyer has been suspended indefinitely after engaging in an affair with his client and billing her for time spent while the pair was having sex. Thomas P. Lowe, of Eagan, won’t be eligible for reinstatement for 15 months after the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled against his improper conduct. Lowe had known his...
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