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How to Take the First Steps toward Filing for Divorce

How to Take the First Steps toward Filing for Divorce

Navigating the emotional aspects of filing for divorce can be nerve-wracking. But the emotional struggle isn't the only one that comes with divorce. You also have the daunting and often complicated process of legally dissolving the marriage. At McMurdie Law &...

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Collaborative Practice for the Best Divorce Outcomes

Collaborative Practice for the Best Divorce Outcomes

Imagine being one of the key players on the 1980 US Hockey team that triumphed over the USSR. That meteoric event was labeled a “Miracle on Ice” and later became a famous movie. There is nothing better than being an integral part of a stellar winning team that...

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Family Law Mediation Can Save Time, Money, Stress in Divorce

Family Law Mediation Can Save Time, Money, Stress in Divorce

In family law mediation, the task of finding a solution lies with the involved parties, not with the court. By avoiding court, mediation participants save time, money, energy, stress, and paperwork. Since one of the main reasons for conflict is miscommunication,...

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Who Gets to Decide Where Their Kids will Go to School?

Who Gets to Decide Where Their Kids will Go to School?

Parents sometimes disagree about their children’s choice of school and their education. Decisions such as which school children will attend, placement in advanced or special classes, or extra curricular activities can be in conflict between parents.  But when parents...

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Tax Law Changes that May Affect Your 2018 Return

Tax Law Changes that May Affect Your 2018 Return

Your income taxes have been a hot topic all year due to the changes ushered in by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in December 2017 by the Trump Administration. Tax credits and deductions relating to families and family law issues require a new understanding of how it...

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Finding an Adoption Lawyer for Your Growing Family

Finding an Adoption Lawyer for Your Growing Family

Families today come in a mosaic of traditional, blended, biological and single-parent structures with the core ideology of a caring, supportive family unit. Beyond marriage and birth certificates, a traditional nuclear family requires little legal intervention to...

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January is “Divorce Month”?

January is “Divorce Month”?

While December is full of holiday and good cheer, January is known for less happy tidings, such as an increase in divorce filings. As Claire Nowak explains in her article This Is Why January Is the Biggest Month for Divorce: "Since January is a time for making...

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All I want for Christmas is…a divorce?

All I want for Christmas is…a divorce?

Said no one ever! And yet, just after the holidays we see a spike in divorce filings.  Maybe it's because couples don't want to tarnish holiday memories with talk of divorce.  Maybe it's more about starting the new year fresh.  But whatever the reason, there's a...

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We’re in Love, Do We Really Need a Prenuptial Agreement?

We’re in Love, Do We Really Need a Prenuptial Agreement?

Prenuptial agreements (prenups) are something for the rich and famous of Hollywood, but does Average Jane or Joe really need one?  Most fiances are afraid that if they need a prenup it’s a prediction of things to come and they will surely end up divorced. Today half...

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