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November 2018 Archives

The end of the year is the perfect time to make an estate plan

As the new year marches ever closer, it is time for adults to ensure their affairs are in order. This is the perfect time to get things situated so you can start the year off on the best foot possible. One thing you need to do right away is get your estate plan set. This can help your loved ones have a more secure future if something happens to you.

How are a child’s best interests determined in custody cases?

In child custody proceedings, the “best interest of the child” is a commonly heard and used phrase. When a court is called upon to make a custody decision, a number of issues will be carefully considered and weighed to reach the best possible outcome for the children involved.

Get ready for mediation, but remember that a trial might occur

The stress of divorce can easily overcome you if you don't proactively take steps to reduce it. Finding ways that will help can be challenging because there is such a wide range of triggers that might set off your emotions. We can help you with the preparation so that you feel better able to handle the process.

Put premarital agreements in the right perspective

You said "yes" to the proposal, but now your betrothed is asking you to sign a prenuptial agreement. You might not be sure what you need to do in this situation. First, you need to take a step back to think about what's truly important right now. The answer to this is usually that you are doing what you can to protect your future.

It is the perfect time to make holiday plans with your children

Thanksgiving is coming up soon and Christmas is right on its heels. Today is the day for you to review your child custody and parenting plan to ensure that you have the right schedule for this busy season. We know that this might not be your favorite thing to do, but being able to plan now for events that are coming up might help to eliminate some of the holiday stress.

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