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2020 Foresight: Clarify Your Goals

We talk all the time about “20/20 hindsight.” My mother used to tell me that she thought I’d be an author someday; I used to …

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fix your online profile part 2
Marketing

Fix Your Online Profile Part 2

One of the best ways to repair the damage to your on-line reputations is to strengthen your profile with positive content and push down negative …

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fix your online profile
Marketing

Fix Your Online Profile Part 1

Fix Your Online Profile Your online profile can suffer a hit for reasons purely beyond your control. How many times has an opposing party left …

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perfect pitch
Business Sense

Perfect Pitch

Perfect pitch, more formally known as absolute pitch, is the ability to sing or play any note with no former reference tone. This means that, …

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Business Sense

What to Do When the Collaborative Process Breaks Down

There may come a time in a collaborative matter when a spouse becomes disillusioned with the process and decides that he wants to try litigation. This can happen when the process goes on longer than usual, and the clients feel like they’re not making any progress.

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Business Sense

Do You Write Chatty or Formal Agreements?

If you’re a lawyer, you probably tend to write more formal marital settlement agreements and parenting plans, especially if you’ve created templates for those documents. But other professionals may choose to draft more informal agreements that mimic the chatty way that people actually communicate. There are advantages and disadvantages to each style.

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Business Sense

Three Best Practices When Drafting a Marital Settlement Agreement

Your language should be clear; it should avoid confusion and contradiction. If your language is open to interpretation, you had better believe that one party will interpret it one way, and the other party another way. The result will be uncertainty, disagreement, and, ultimately, post-judgment litigation.

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The Four Biggest Challenges in Negotiating a Marital Settlement Agreement

Negotiating and drafting a marital settlement agreement can be a difficult task. When discussing and crafting such an agreement, there are four big challenges. For most families, the hardest decision is how the parents will share the children’s time. While many courts are now encouraging 50/50 splits of overnights, many families would not choose such an arrangement, if left to their own devices.

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Business Sense

How to Help Your Client Handle the “Friends and Family” Chorus

In stressful times, it is normal to lean on your friends and family for help and advice. But what happens if their expectations for your divorce, the most stressful of times, are unreasonable?

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