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Will the “Trump Effect” Make Divorce Harder?

Donald Trump relishes serving his audiences a fact-free cocktail of misogyny, racism, victimization fantasies, conspiracy theories, and a brutish “us-against-them” mentality. One of The Donald’s favorite expressions of that toxic brew is “libel-bullying”: serial threats of legal action against those who criticize or disagree with him. Trump has promised to prosecute Hillary Clinton for… we’re

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My Divorce Lawyer and I Don’t Get Along. Why Should I Care?

Having trouble getting along with the super-aggressive, diva divorce lawyer you hired to overwhelm your spouse’s lawyer? Gee! Who could have seen THAT coming? Even if your dysfunctional attorney/client relationship is entirely your lawyer’s fault, in the end it’s going to be your problem. Your lawyer will be fine after your divorce is over—she gets paid regardless of

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Pants-on-Fire! – Divorce Fact-Checking

Facts matter.  Maybe not so much in politics these days, but very definitely in divorce. If you are divorcing, you’re likely to encounter a host of facts about family law, presented as conventional wisdom. Unfortunately, much of that CW will be inconsistent with your state’s laws, inapplicable to your case, flat-out wrong… or some magical combination of all

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How Laughter Will Help You Survive Your Divorce

From time to time, I use humor to help clients through particularly rough patches in their divorces, to help them (and me) keep perspective, and even to negotiate settlements. My clients understand that the humor isn’t intended to make light of what they’re going through. Quite the contrary, it acknowledges how miserable divorce can be…

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Divorce Fact Checking

If you are divorcing, you’re likely to encounter lots of conventional wisdom about divorce. Unfortunately, much of the Divorce CW you hear may be inconsistent with your state’s laws, inapplicable to the facts of your case, or just plain wrong. Below are some of the most often heard pieces of divorce CW. All of them are

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Legal Fee Saver Inside Tip #4: Unbundled Representation

“Unbundled representation,” also known as “discrete task” or “limited scope” representation can, in the right circumstances, save divorcing spouses a lot of money. In the approximately 40 states that permit it, unbundled representation allows divorcing individuals to choose which parts of their case a lawyer will handle.  Tasks that can be easily separated from the

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Why is There so Much Bad Divorce Advice out There?

Larry Sarezky, Esq. The good news is there is a wealth of advice about divorce available. The bad news is there is a wealth of advice about divorce available. Much of the advice you receive as you move through your divorce will come from friends and family, members of divorce support groups, and thousands of

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