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When to get a divorce attorney

It is true divorce can be emotional, tedious, and completely draining. When you’ve decided it’s the path you want to take, taking the battle on your own could make you miss some details, or even prolong the process. Therefore, hiring…
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What is a paternity test

Getting a paternity test

When it comes to custody cases, you can ask for a paternity test if parentage hasn’t been established. This mostly occurs when you want to find out if the individual assumed to be the father of your child is their…
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When to get a restraining order

Divorce and child custody cases can, unfortunately, become messy. If at any point in time you feel unsafe during the legal proceedings, you may want to speak to your lawyer about obtaining a protective or restraining order. You may be…
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Comparing a Will to a Trust

One of the most misunderstood aspects of estate planning is the difference between wills and trusts. Although speaking to an estate planning attorney is the best way to comprehend the differences, there are a few simple facts that can help…
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What is a power of attorney

What is a financial power of attorney?

Should an individual become incapacitated, a financial power of attorney aims to designate an individual to pay that person’s bills and manage their financial affairs. This is also referred to as general power of attorney, or power of attorney for…
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Estate planning documents to consider

No one wants to think too much about their passing. However, it’s best to be prepared so that our loved ones will know explicitly what your wishes are. Consider the following components for your estate plan: Healthcare Proxy: This gives…
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3 ways to pay alimony

In most divorce settlement cases, the matter of alimony is crucial, especially for the financially dependent spouse who could be a stay-at-home dad or mum. The payment serves as compensation for their direct or indirect role in aiding their former…
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Why should I consider mediation?

This is a question we are often asked by clients involved in many different legal situations. These have included divorce, child custody, maintenance, contested wills – and a range of business matters. The simple answer is that mediation can help,…
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Different paths to adoption to know

After making sure that you’re ready to welcome a new member to your family, it’s time to think about which path to adoption is right for you. One option is to adopt through the child welfare system. These are often…
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