The Holiday Season: Making Your Holiday Visitation Schedule

By |2019-11-26T21:03:40+00:00November 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|

By: Anne Spalding If you have walked into any store recently, it is easy to see that the holiday season is quickly approaching! While this season of the year is joyous for many, it can also present stress and tension, especially in the context of divorce and custody cases. If you’re in the middle of [...]

Co-Parenting Communication Solutions: Parenting Classes

By |2019-11-01T12:17:53+00:00November 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|

By: Jaclyn Taylor November 1, 2019 Children are greatly impacted by their parents’ interactions. Whether parents are married, were married, or never married, their children view their parents example as to how they should interact with other people in the world. Thus, how parents speak to each other and resolve disagreements are crucial in forming [...]

Co-Parenting Communication Solutions

By |2019-10-08T13:24:42+00:00October 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|

By: Jaclyn Zembrodt Taylor October 8, 2019 Communication is the foundation to human connection and is the key to personal and professional success in life generally. Moreover, it is the key to successful co-parenting. The majority of issues that arise in cases involving custody matters involve disrespectful or lack of communication between parents. Just like [...]

What does “date of separation” mean and why does it matter?

By |2019-08-16T14:12:12+00:00August 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|

By: Jaclyn Zembrodt Taylor August 16, 2019 “Date of separation” is a legal term of art that officially marks the unofficial end of a union between spouses. In every consultation for divorce, the attorney will ask you for the day you and your spouse separated, or in other words, your “date of separation. This date [...]

What to Bring to an Initial Consultation for Divorce to Make the Most of Your Visit

By |2019-07-01T18:02:52+00:00July 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|

By: Jaclyn Zembrodt Taylor Law Clerk, Melissa Doss Law July 1, 2019 Setting up an initial consultation for divorce can invoke many different emotions—happy, sad, anxious, stressed, etc. Most individuals beginning the divorce process know nothing until they meet with an attorney, and the unknown is scary. At the same time, meeting with an attorney [...]

2019 Federal Adoption Tax Credit

By |2019-06-17T13:25:53+00:00June 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Article by: Adopt Help, Giving the Gift of Family There is great news for prospective adoptive parents! For 2019, the federal adoption tax credit is $14,080. The amazing thing about this tax credit is that it is not a deduction that reduces your income for the purpose of determining your tax liability. Rather, it is [...]

KIDS SHOULD COME FIRST

By |2019-06-17T13:26:09+00:00February 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|

By: Jaclyn Zembrodt Taylor, Law Clerk for Melissa Doss Law Introduction If you are involved in a legal custody issue regarding your child or any child in your life, it may seem strange that a judge will make the final determination that binds you to a court order for several weeks, months, or even years [...]

Why do we utilize mediation in family law?

By |2019-06-17T13:26:26+00:00February 3rd, 2019|Divorce, Uncategorized|

By: Jaclyn Zembrodt Taylor, Law Clerk for Melissa Doss Law February 1, 2019 When a person seeks legal counsel from an attorney, they often see pictures of fancy courtrooms and high-pressure hearings presided over by a strict judge. While this may not bother some people, most are nervous at the thought of going to court. [...]

Before You Use DIY Legal Sites, Consider These Risks

By |2018-03-15T17:41:53+00:00March 15th, 2018|Lawyer, modifications, Opinion, Uncategorized|

I get a lot of people that ask me to review legal documents that they have purchased online or borrowed from a friend. I almost always find areas for improvement or subject matter that is just plain wrong. I came across this article on Entrepreneur.com an had to share it. By Autumn Gentry and Keith Dennen [...]

6 Things to do Before Filing for Divorce

By |2018-02-19T18:44:23+00:00February 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|

By Lisa Helfend Meyer The original posting can be found on the Huffington Post website here. Make no mistake about it, divorce is hard. Even if you and your spouse expect to have an amicable dissolution, the emotional and financial challenges that come with divorce can make it one of the most difficult things you’ll [...]

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