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COVID-19 Announcement

PLM continues its commitment to take care of our clients’ needs during this pandemic, but we also recognize that now is a time we need to pay attention to our own health and safety, and that of the greater community.   Our office will continue to remain open and...

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How to Prepare for a Divorce Consultation

In looking at blogs and websites for attorneys, ours included, attorneys try to be helpful and point potential clients in the right direction. However, we sometimes forget that what may be “old hat” to us is very new to you, the potential client.  With that in mind,...

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Users Beware?!?! Social Media and Family Law.

Social media is all around us, all the time.  While it used to be unusual to find any particular use or mention of it during divorce and custody cases, now, it’s almost impossible to run across a case in which it isn’t an issue. Infidelity.  Drug and alcohol use. ...

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Secrets Only Divorce Lawyers Know

Check out this article, highlighting many topics people don’t always consider when they’re contemplating divorce.  It’s also important to remember that rules and laws are constantly changing (including those impacting the tax consequences of spousal support, starting...

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Who’s The Daddy? A Road Map for Paternity Claims

I’ve handled several cases in my career where men have come to me and said “I’ve just been told I might be the dad to a 5 year-old?” and the flip-side to that scenario, too, where I’ve heard “I AM the father to a 5 year-old, but I can’t get my name on his birth...

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I’m getting a divorce, should I drain the accounts?

When I started practicing family law back in the olden days of 2003, one of the pieces of advice I often heard given out was to tell the spouse who started the action to make sure he or she took the money from the joint account before the other party did.  It all made...

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