How Permanent is Permanent: Changing a Child Custody Order

How do I change my permanent child custody order?   Parents meet with us regularly wanting to make changes to a permanent child custody order.  A permanent order for child custody is a misnomer because permanent orders are never in fact permanent.  The courts have the ability to modify orders that relate to children because…

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Is Naturalization right for me?

I am often asked by clients what they need to do to become a citizen of the United States.  This question has become increasingly common over the last year with the growing uncertainty surrounding immigration issues.  In order to qualify to naturalize as a United States citizen you must meet the following: Be at least…

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April Showers: Who Claim the Children on Taxes?

With tax season coming to an end, many separated or divorced parents probably had to endure the reoccurring dilemma of claiming the children on taxes. As this can potentially be a great tax benefit, it is often a never-ending battle. If parents agree how to address the deduction, the agreement can be in a separation agreement…

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Can the “Other Side” Pay My Attorney’s Fees?

Part of any consultation with an attorney should include a conversation on how much the attorney’s work and time will cost. Some matters can be handled on a flat fee. Other matters are more traditional “billable” work where the attorney charges for their time by the hour. However, clients will frequently ask if the “other…

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