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Divorce And The Effects On Children

Divorce is usually ranked as the second most stressful life event, right behind the death of a spouse. For children, it has the potential to be a crisis that can turn their lives upside down. Fifty years ago, it was thought that virtually all children were negatively affected by divorce, possibly for the rest of their lives. Now, however, research has shown that children can not only survive the crisis of divorce, but can emerge stronger and happier.

Why You Should Think Twice About Firing Your Attorney

When you are going through a divorce, you will likely spend a significant amount of time either in person with your attorney, or talking to your attorney on the phone (or both!). For this reason, the single most important piece of advice that we give potential clients is to choose an attorney with whom you feel comfortable. We can't emphasize enough how important it is to have a good working relationship with your attorney! Our recommendation to potential clients is to pick your attorney carefully, pick someone you like, let your gut be your guide, (not to the exclusion of other factors, of course) and make sure you feel you can trust that person. If you end up choosing an attorney that all your friends told you that you should choose, and you end up hating them and wanting to change attorneys, it can cost a lot of money, waste a lot of time, and possibly end up impacting your credibility with the court if you've changed attorneys multiple times.

How is Paternity Determined?

Paternity testing has been around since the 1920's, but it was based on blood typing back then, and was not very conclusive. In fact, blood typing could only eliminate 30% of the population from being the possible father, since blood typing basically was just determining which blood types would be impossible for the child to have, based on the blood types of the parents.

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