Divorce Asset Analysis: Buried Treasures

You never realize how much junk you’ve acquired until you have to move. You find a dozen matchbooks with one match left each, an 8th-grade history paper you got an A+ on, that weed whacker you never returned to the neighbor who moved away two years ago, and the $2.37…

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Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself

Businesses print their own checks because it’s quick, easy and cheap. Financial applications such as Easy Soft’s legal billing and accounting software have the capability built in so you don’t have to mess with formats and spacing trying to set it up yourself. Although we try to make the process…

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Putting A Price On A Person’s Life

Negotiation is a key element in a divorce settlement. Even the most amicable divorce–and the phrase “amicable divorce” is an oxymoron–everyone wants to get what’s fairly owed. However each party probably disagrees on the definition of fair. The Case Information Statement (NJ) is designed to present an unbiased view of…

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How to Keep Your Practice’s Balances In Balance

Maintaining a law firm’s accounts is more complicated than balancing a checkbook. A typical practice needs to monitor not just a single account but four critical balances: unbilled, unpaid, operating retainer and trust retainer. The unbilled balance is the amount entered into the business’s records but not yet sent to…

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Don’t Let Paperwork Jeopardize Your Short Sale

The real estate market seems to be improving nationwide but short sales are still a common transaction seen by agents. Job loss, illness and divorce may prevent a homeowner from being able to keep up mortgage payments and a short sale is a preferable alternative to a foreclosure. Short sales…

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Customized Documents Because Every Divorce Is Special

State governments want to put everyone into convenient little boxes so they can easily process any family law forms. Family law attorneys know it’s not that simple. Each divorce has unique features that distinguish it from every other case the practice handles. There are provisions within the law to customize…

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Three Cheers For The Red, White And Blue (Boxes)

When you first open Easy HUD you might be struck by the red, white and blue boxes. No, this color scheme isn’t there out of patriotism. Each color represents a particular type of field on the HUD settlement statement form and it’s important to understand how each box works in…

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The Taxes That Got Away: Alimony Recapture Rules

One of the few advantages of paying alimony is that the money is tax deductable. That may not take the all the sting out of New York state spousal support but it eases the pain a little. Unfortunately that pain can come back redoubled when the payer gets a polite…

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CIS And Divorce Financials Working Together For Faster Settlements

Family law attorneys use different software tools for specific reasons and ideally all of these tools talk to each other to ensure that every tool is working from the same data. Easy Soft’s attorney practice management software products are designed to work together to present a coordinated suite of tools…

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Accurately Dividing Credit Card Debt: Priceless!

We live in a credit-heavy society. Nearly everyone owns credit cards and married couples often have a bewildering array of single and joint debts that need to be fairly distributed between the parties in a New York state uncontested divorce. For each credit card, attorneys must determine the balance owed,…

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The Changing Face Of Child Support

Calculation of fair and equitable child support can be confusing even for an experienced family law attorney, which is why most practices use software to do the math. However state-mandated formulas change and any attorney who doesn’t keep up with the changes isn’t doing the job of representing the client.…

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Retainer Retention: How To Keep Cash Flowing

Attorneys need to get paid for their work, preferably without lengthy collection proceedings. For simple flat fee cases, a practice might require full payment up front before any work is done. In more complicated matters where the final fee isn’t easily predictable, attorneys ask for a retainer from the client.…

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How To Compare Multiple Custody Scenarios In New Jersey Divorces

Preparation of a divorce case is not always a simple matter. Even in disputes where both parties are trying to keep things amicable, ongoing negotiations can change the details that affect maintenance and child support calculations. New Jersey attorneys preparing a Case Information Statement need to be able examine multiple…

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Real Estate Transactions: Don’t Work Without A Net (Mortgage)

Real estate transactions are not simply money going from the buyer to the seller. A host of payments must be made to other parties including government agencies, insurance companies, home inspectors…oh and you too. You need to not only keep track of all these charges that come off the HUD…

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Partnerships Make Us All Stronger

After more than 20 years in the business, we here at Easy Soft know we owe our success to a lot of people. We have a great team inside the company who build and improve our law office management product to make it the best law office management software you…

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If You Aren’t Watching Your Money Then Who Is?

You’re an attorney not an accountant so it can be easy to dismiss the financial details of running your practice in favor of actually practicing law. However aggressive bill collection is a part of a successful practice. Aggressive doesn’t mean nasty, but it does mean you need to stay on…

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