Will Massachusetts Laws Affect New Jersey Divorces?

The May 27, 2013 edition of Time Magazine has a very interesting article entitled, “The End of Alimony”. The article doesn’t talk about the end of all alimony but rather the end of permanent alimony. It points to a recent Massachusetts law that eliminates permanent alimony and instead pays alimony…

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How To Stay Competitive In The Real Estate Market

Real estate is one of the big “get rich quick” industries right now. People see enormous opportunities in the post-bust environment as the housing market recovers. With so much competition you need every advantage to stay at the front of the pack, regardless of whether you are a veteran agent…

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Cloud-Based Software Protects Your Clients From Identity Theft

Attorneys are privy to sensitive client information and have an obligation to protect that information from theft. Failing to do so is not only a great disservice to your clients, but can get your firm into a serious liability situation. Modern cloud-based billing software for lawyers makes it easier than…

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New York Divorce Attorneys Keep Libraries At Their Fingertips

Divorces are typically so charged with emotion and acrimony that it is difficult for the spouses, the attorneys and even the judge to remain objective. This is why divorces often depend on the documentation. Forms like the NY Net Worth Statement are impartial analyses of the marriage, boiling the relationship…

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Is Your Real Estate Practice Unintentionally Mismanaging Client Funds?

When real estate agents receive funds to be distributed to other parties, they put these funds into a trust account. Unfortunately what often happens is the agents don’t appreciate the difficulty of managing funds from multiple clients comingled in the same account and get themselves into trouble. Without a good…

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How To Fight Resistance To Technology In The Workplace

You find some great new technology that is going to save time, save money, and generally make your legal practice more successful across the board. You enthusiastically roll out new legal billing and accounting software and are disappointed when you get nothing but complaints, defiance and a call to return…

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Build A Document Library For Your New Jersey Family Law Practice

The practice of law keeps the paper industry in business. Well, not so much anymore since practices use so many electronic records, but the industry certainly generates an enormous number of documents. The most common of these, of course, is the mighty Case Information Statement but in addition to the…

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Windfalls And Divorce: Why You Might Want To Wait To Buy That Lottery Ticket

In February of this year a judge ruled on the Questel v. Questel divorce lottery case. It seems the wife had won the Quick Pick and the husband wanted the money considered as part of the divorce settlement. Without delving into the specifics of the case, we’ll summarize by saying…

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The Most Important Purchase When Starting A New Law Firm

Many attorneys dream of leaving the stress of large law firms, hoping to have greater control of their destinies by starting a solo or small law practice. However one of the biggest obstacles is money. It’s going to cost thousands or even tens of thousands to go out on your…

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