Effects of separation on kids

By |2017-11-09T19:16:35+00:00November 9th, 2017|Divorce, Lawyer, Partnership agreement|

in the United States, and most of the Western Civilization, more than 90 percent of people marry. Healthy marriages are good for couples’ mental and physical health and also good for children. Growing up in a happy home decreases the likelihood of mental, physical, educational and social problems. Unfortunately, about 40 to 50 percent of married [...]

What happens when a parent doesn’t follow the rules?

By |2017-08-29T14:44:04+00:00August 29th, 2017|Custody, Divorce, Lawyer|

I recently heard a story about a divorced couple with two children. The former spouses adopted the state guidelines for their divorce which stated the mother retained full custody while the father had every other weekend, one evening on opposite weeks, and a full week a year for vacation. For a short time, everybody followed [...]

Tips to Survive the Holidays for Divorced Parents

By |2016-12-05T19:32:21+00:00December 5th, 2016|Divorce|

I came across this article and thought it was completely relevant since we are smack dab in the middle of the holiday season. As I re-post this article from huffingtonpost.com, please remember that one of the most important things mentioned in this article is that the kids should come first. Written by Kyung (Kathryn) Dickerson and Alan [...]

Law firms in Walmart?

By |2016-06-22T18:13:41+00:00June 22nd, 2016|news|

It's true. I suppose you can't be surprised to see this, but it is nice to see people finding new ways to getting their legal needs met. Law firms are already inside some US Wal-Marts "When Evan Kaine, a personal injury attorney in Atlanta read a story in the May 2016 issue of the ABA Journal [...]

What happens when…

By |2016-05-24T17:02:22+00:00May 20th, 2016|Divorce, Lawyer, news|

Same sex marriages are being legalized in almost every state as the opposition dwindles. An interesting question has since come up: What happens if a former spouse that is receiving spousal support is now cohabitating with a same sex partner? In the past, the law was usually pretty cut and dry that if you were cohabitating with [...]

6 Summer Vacation tips for Divorced or Separated Parents

By |2016-05-12T15:24:27+00:00May 12th, 2016|Divorce|

From the Huffington Post Co-authored by Alan Plevy, Co-founding Principal at SmolenPlevy It’s an annual rite of Spring — children are eagerly anticipating the end of the school year and the start of their summer break. The same can’t be said for a number of divorced or separated parents. Summer vacation can deteriorate into a [...]

What is Joint Custody vs. Sole Custody?

By |2016-04-18T16:02:57+00:00April 18th, 2016|Custody, Divorce|

Your attorney should explain the difference is between joint custody and sole custody—but here are the basics.  When the court does not believe the parents can cooperate well enough to work together for the child, the court will award sole custody to one parent over the other. In most cases however, joint custody is based on the [...]

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