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Beware of the New Divorce Lawyer

Do you want a real estate attorney or a first-year attorney handling your divorce?  Would you let your dentist perform heart surgery on you?  Would you want a first-year heart surgeon doing the surgery?  The answers to all of these questions are likely “no.”

The economy has had a devastating impact to many areas of our society and the legal field has not been immune.  Many attorneys have seen a substantial decline in their area of practice.  For example, at the peak of the real estate boom, there were thousands of busy real estate attorneys conducting real estate closings.  However, in recent years, real estate closings are down significantly.  Many of these attorneys were either terminated from their firm or experienced a significant decrease in work.  In addition, many non-lawyers who lost their jobs in other fields went to law school.  These recent law school graduates are now entering the work force.

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Changing Your Divorce Decree – An Informal Agreement Is Not Enough!

After a divorce, family situations can change: the children get older, jobs change, a former spouse relocates, or you or your ex-spouse remarries. Many of life’s twists and turns can result in the need for a change to your divorce decree.

Often the parties reach a mutual agreement on revising the terms of the divorce. For example, if one parent moves, the parents may agree to change their visitation arrangement. If there is an income change, the parents may agree to modify child support or other monetary obligations. In many situations, the former spouses reach a verbal agreement or even write up an agreement, but many fail to have their divorce decree changed by the Court. Saving a few dollars on an attorney now can result in expensive consequences later.

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