Stephen Vincent
The Cost of Not Paying Your Child Support

Occasionally, someone asks us, “What happens if I don’t pay my child support?” The Answer: “A lot can happen—and none of it is good.” Here is a list of consequences you could face for not paying your court-ordered child support: You will be charged 10 percent interest on your child support obligation. You can be … Continue reading The Cost of Not Paying Your Child Support

Cindy Best
Before Your Boat Leaves the Dock

I was explaining to someone the other day about figuring out what she wanted out of a divorce before she filed. For instance, it is hard to know what you want your life to look like after divorce. But I am pretty sure that it is a lot easier to figure it out before you … Continue reading Before Your Boat Leaves the Dock

Cindy Best
What Do I Need To Know About PreNups? (Part 2)

You will not be responsible for paying her debt that was incurred prior to marriage. You could be responsible for her school debt incurred after marriage in certain circumstances. If you are planning on getting married, you should know about each others’ finances so you can know how the money situation is going to go. … Continue reading What Do I Need To Know About PreNups? (Part 2)

Cindy Best
Why Do I Need to Know About Pre Nups?

I am 32 years old and in love with my girlfriend. Should I care about her school debt? My fiancé hides his bank account. Should I get married without knowing his debt? I am getting married and know that I will inherit money from my grandmother. Should I do something about this? The word prenuptial … Continue reading Why Do I Need to Know About Pre Nups?

Cindy Best
Should I Listen to My Attorney?

Should I listen to my attorney or not? That depends on whether you trust that your lawyer had the experience needed to give you good advice. It also depends on whether you think your lawyer is on your team and is giving you advice based on your best interests. So, how do lawyers make decisions … Continue reading Should I Listen to My Attorney?

Cindy Best
Road Maps and Lawyers

There are lots of ways in this day and age to figure out where you are going when you need directions. You can get a paper map, use GPS, call someone or just ask someone on the street. If you get lost with a paper map, you are generally up a creek. Sometimes you need … Continue reading Road Maps and Lawyers

Cindy Best
How Does Divorce Work?

We had a client recently who wanted to get divorced but they did not want to settle their financial issues. That seems like a very strange request because the entire process of divorce is dividing up all the financial stuff that became combined in the marriage. Untangling these financial issues is the whole point of … Continue reading How Does Divorce Work?

Cindy Best
Does Your Attorney Care?

Do you care if your attorney cares? It may not be important to you but if it is, you have some things to think about. You will know if your lawyer cares when you ask the hard questions and they give you the hard answers. For instance, how much will a divorce cost? A salesperson … Continue reading Does Your Attorney Care?

Cindy Best
Don’t Send Naked Pictures

When you are in a divorce or child custody matter: do not send or receive naked photos. That’s all I have. That is it.

Cindy Best
Does Experience Matter When I Pick An Attorney?

Yes, the short answer. It matters if your attorney has seen your issue before and if they have been able to be successful in a similar situation. Does it matter if I know the law? Yes, it does. You can always decide to do something different than the law, but it helps to know the … Continue reading Does Experience Matter When I Pick An Attorney?

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