School Daze: Private School Tuition & Shared Custody

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Private School v. Public School. Religious school v. Prep School. Choices, choices, choices. We all want the best for our children and want them to succeed but in the back of our mind is the big question: COST. This becomes infinitely more difficult when parents of a child are sharing custody. Recently a client called me panic stricken. His child … Read More

A Lawyer’s Role in Custody Disputes

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Recently I have been thinking a lot about what happens when a client comes to meet with me regarding child custody. It is such a stressful and emotional experience for either party- the one who has the children or the person seeking more time with the children. Often times, I am serving as both lawyer and emotional counselor to the … Read More

The Beginning: Complaint for Custody

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A while back I had a client come into my office and tell me that they wanted a very specific custody plan. This client and his wife (whom he was separated from) were locked in a battle for custody of their three children in which she was withholding the children from him and seeking sole custody and he was pleading … Read More

Nuts and Bolts of District Court

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Large Claims and Civil Disputes Any dispute over $5000 is considered “large claims” or simply not under the “small claims” umbrella. The district court has jurisdiction over a claim up to $30,000. A lot of territory can be covered under district court claims- the range of monetary damages is so vast. An attorney is very useful to have in these … Read More