New York State Spousal Support: It’s Not All About the Numbers

The lower earning spouse in a divorce can’t afford to wait out a long legal process to get spousal maintenance. For this reason New York State spousal support law includes a quick and easy calculation to determine temporary support until the final amount can be determined. This amount is not…

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Lost Hours Are Like Throwing Money in The Garbage

Are you one of those rich attorneys who lights his cigars with $100 bills? Probably not unless you live in a cartoon. Real life attorneys know better than to waste money on something that ridiculous and yet a shocking number of practices are doing exactly that by not making full…

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Calculating Alimony Buyout: Do It Yourself Or Hire An Accountant?

Alimony buyout has a number of financial advantages, not to mention it allows both spouses to move on rather than being reminded of the failed relationship by the monthly check. Divorce software for attorneys can come up with the monthly alimony but how do you figure out a fair buyout.…

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The Solution to Multi-Attorney Billing

An important case might involve several attorneys, each handling a specialized component of the matter. Each of those attorneys is supported by paralegals, secretaries, accountants and others. How can you easily and accurately account for all those people in your legal billing and accounting software? Manual time tracking nightmare Trying…

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Software for Real Estate Investors

With prices in many areas of the country at historical lows and starting to rise, this is an ideal time for people considering the real estate market to take the plunge as an investor. However many people are justifiably concerned about the potential for disaster considering the recent trouble in…

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Data Entry: Why You Need To Get It Right The First Time

To err is human; to really foul things up requires a computer. — Bill Vaughan One of the core features of Easy Soft’s HUD settlement statement software, Easy HUD, is the common data set. You enter information in one place and all documents generated by the program pull data from…

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Real Estate Professionals Are NOT Being Replaced By Computers

Some people see technology as a threat. It’s the whole “someday we’ll all be replaced by robots” fear. Although there have been cases in history were workers have been displaced by technology, it’s rare in today’s economy. If you’ve been avoiding real estate title software because you’re afraid you’d have…

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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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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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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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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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Land Ho!: A Log Of Discovery During The Voyage Of Divorce

Although the waters of divorce are well charted, family law attorneys know they need to keep a careful discovery journal along the way. Since divorces are so contentious, the discovery process is essential to presenting a judge with an accurate picture of marital assets. In addition to using software to…

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Free Training Resources For Easy TimeBill Users

We’ve designed Easy TimeBill to have a simple and intuitive interface, allowing you to start using it confidently within minutes of installation. However simple doesn’t mean simplistic and our legal billing and accounting software includes many powerful features you might need a little help with to use to their best.…

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HUD Software For Real Estate Attorneys

We often talk about how Easy HUD makes it easy for real estate agents to speed up closing times by up to 70%, as well as ensuring calculations are performed correctly. However Easy HUD isn’t just for agents. It’s the ideal real estate closing software for attorneys as well. Real…

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April Is Fair Housing Month

This month marks the 45th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, a law signed by President Johnson. That law and its amendments make it illegal to base decisions on sale or rental of property based on a person’s race, color, national origin, religion, gender, family status or disability. Although racial…

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Are You Ready For The Surge In Home Sales?

Spring is traditionally when home sales volumes trend upward and recent numbers indicate 2013 might be the best year in quite some time as the country slowly lumbers out of its real estate slump. If you aren’t prepared to handle more business then you are throwing money out the door…

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Child Support: You Can’t Avoid The Grunt Work

Recently a New York court threw out the divorce settlement in the case of David vs. Cruz because, despite the fact both parties agreed to ignore the formulas set forth by the Child Support Standards Act (CSSA), calculations of those formulas weren’t included in the settlement. Divorcing couples still have…

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Keep Your Facts Straight Using Easy Soft Legal Billing Software

Accuracy is essential in legal practice, and nowhere more so than in your billing. Easy TimeBill, our legal billing and accounting software, includes a host of features designed to help you avoid mistakes. There is simply no reason to keep manual books anymore. Computers and dedicated billing software for lawyers…

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Easy HUD: Not Just For Government Forms

Easy HUD automates real estate practices to allow agents and other professionals to focus on sales rather than paperwork. Although you may think the software is meant to only simplify the process of completing the HUD settlement statement form, the optional Real Estate Documents module lets you also produce hundreds…

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Mismanaged Trust Accounts Can Sink Your Real Estate Business

People new to the real estate industry are often surprised to discover that the sale or purchase of property is only one small part of the overall job. There is a tremendous amount of administrative support required for each transaction, none as important as trust fund accounting. When you receive…

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Number Crunching For The Math-Phobic Real Estate Pro

Most people don’t go into real estate because they love filling out government forms and adding up long columns of figures. However it’s important not just to complete the HUD settlement statement form but to understand it. When you fully comprehend the figures before you, you can get the best…

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Case Management Tools For Easy CIS Preparation

New Jersey family law attorneys don’t just plug a few numbers into a form and mail it off. Firms may handle dozens of divorces at the same time and some of these cases may drag on for months. You need legal practice management software that not only helps you complete…

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Cloud Software: The Better Choice For Non-Nerds

Over our twenty years of business we’ve seen computer operating systems and software become friendlier to the people out there who don’t have Computer Science degrees. Unfortunately you still need some technical know how–or access to someone with know how–to install, update and maintain software. That has been a limiting…

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Protect Your Divorce With Life Insurance

OK, let’s be honest–it’s not that unusual when going through a divorce to wish something bad happens to your ex. Of course in practical reality, what happens to the divorce financial settlement if the payor dies? The obligation dies with the spouse and that can leave the recipient in a…

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Divorce Settlement On The Go: CIS NJ For Your Mobile Device

When you are discussing a divorce settlement with your client, an opposing attorney or the judge you can’t say, “Sorry, I’ll have to go back to my office before I can give you some numbers.” You need quick answers about child support. You can run Case Information Statement software on…

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If You Thought Child Support Ended At 18, Think Again!

Divorcing couples often assume that any child support obligations end once the child turns 18 but that’s not necessarily true.New Jersey law doesn’t automatically emancipate according to age. Rather the law considers when a child is no longer financially dependent on the parents. To a divorced couple this means that…

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Less Is More–But Sometimes More Is More Too

Government forms are designed to accommodate the most common situations and serve the needs of the greatest number of applicants but sometimes they fall short. Real estate professionals may find that the basic HUD forms don’t always cover more complicated transactions. RESPA rules address this issue by allowing filers to…

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Keeping Secrets: Maintaining Confidential Case Notes

State forms used in divorce cases may look like just lists of numbers but there is a lot of additional information behind those dry statistics. New Jersey family law attorneys often keep internal notes when completing a Case Information Statement that are intended for the eyes of the practice only…

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The Most Important Tool For New Real Estate Agents

Real estate can be a lucrative career. It is a particularly attractive pursuit for people trying to balance career and family since the job typically allows more flexibility than a traditional job. However as new agents quickly discover, real estate transactions are a bit more complicated than buying a cup…

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How To Account For Unusual Income In New Jersey Divorces

The laws governing spousal maintenance and child support are written around the idea of steady income. This is fine as long as the spouses have typical 9 to 5, Monday through Friday positions but a growing number of people work nontraditional careers or earn sporadic income through investments or other…

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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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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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