Divorce Software Levels the Playing Field for Solo Family Law Attorneys

The January/February 2014 issue of Law Practice Magazine has an article entitled “Flying Solo[ARH1] ” by K. William Gibson that discusses how computer technology has greatly decreased the resource gap between large law firms and solo practices. The article echoes our philosophy here at Easy Soft that technology simplifies practice management,…

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Cloud-Based Divorce Settlement Software

Family law attorneys leverage technology to streamline their caseloads, improve the firm’s profitability, and give better service to their clients. As an attorney, you probably aren’t a computer expert so you may not understand exactly how a given technology will help your practice. Many divorce legal software products are available…

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Divorce Planning Software Improves the Value You Provide To Your Clients

As a family law attorney, you are a product. You may not like to think of yourself as in the same category as a screwdriver or a pair of pants, but from a consumer point of view that’s what you are. Prospective clients need to believe your services have value,…

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Easy Property Division through Divorce Software

We’ve talked many times about how modern divorce, especially in states with no-fault divorce, boils down to a theoretically simple math problem. Take the assets, divide by two, end of discussion. Of course family law attorneys know the reality is quite a bit more complicated. Settlement statement software such as…

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Fast and Simple Lifestyle Analysis Using Divorce Settlement Software

The universal law in spousal support determination: the payor thinks any amount is too much and the payee thinks it’s not enough. Attorneys in the past have hired accountants to slog through client financial records to determine what is fair, but Easy Soft’s divorce settlement software, Divorce Financials, makes the…

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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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Is Alimony Tarnishing Your Client’s Golden Years?

We’ve mentioned before that there is a rising movement in this country to reform alimony, particularly permanent alimony. Many of the traditional views towards divorce are being challenged and courts are looking at family law decisions in a new way. One area that is being looked at is so-called “gray…

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Child Support For Adult Children

A recent study showed that nearly half of the 26-year-olds in the U.S. were living with their parents. As the country finds its way out of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, many adults struggle to make enough money to move out on their own. This can become…

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Technology That Helps You Help Your Divorce Clients

Family law is one of those legal specialties fraught with emotion. To the client, this is about as personal as it gets and the attorney needs to find ways to help while still making smart business decisions. Divorce settlement software helps attorneys keep the relationship business like. In 2010 New…

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When Is Equal Not Equitable?

Divorcing couples are often surprised to find out that their assets are not simply divided down the middle. Most states require that martial assets be divided equitably not necessarily equally, a distinction that can complicate divorce proceedings. Each spouse has a different idea of what “equitable” means and that is…

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Are All Assets In A Divorce Apples To Apples?

Property division in a divorce is difficult even under the best circumstances but is often complicated by the raw emotions brought out by dissolving a long-term relationship. Family law attorneys use divorce software to create an objective division of assets but often it’s not that simple. One of the big…

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Negotiate Divorces From Strength With Portable Software

As a family law attorney you specialize in the law and not in computer technology. You may have heard about this “cloud” thing but dismissed it as something you don’t need. You may think it’s not necessary to have the latest technology in law practice management software just to represent…

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Divorce Three Ways: Tools For Every Attorney

Every family law attorney has an individual way of doing things. You have your own preferences regarding where you meet with clients, how you gather information and even the way you manage your divorce settlement statement software. To support the myriad ways attorneys do business we offer three versions of…

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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 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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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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Winning an Attorney Fee Award through Strategic Law Firm Billing Software

Attorney’s fees and costs are bantered about in nearly every divorce case.  The non-monied spouse thinks the monied spouse should pay.  The spouse left in the house claims the spouse who left is meant to pay.  And the lawyers bill over who should pay what to which lawyer. Have you…

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Where Did All This Child Support Come From, Anyway? – Family Law Software

In every one of the fifty states, lawyers are required to submit a child support computation, whether it is strictly followed or whether a variance is granted. So, just where did this mandatory child support calculation come from, anyway? In the mid to late 1980s, data started coming out of…

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Stop Estimating, Start Recovering! – Divorce Settlement Software

You may be in a bad habit without even realizing that it is costing your client money. When you are negotiating a matrimonial settlement, do you concentrate on two or three big assets, use estimates, and say each party ‘keeps their own’ for everything else? The problem with the approach…

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Cash Me Out! – Family Law Software

You’re working cases causing you to pull your hair out. You win a good temporary alimony figure for one client, but it isn’t regularly paid.  Another client has a good case for an award of long-term alimony, but the breadwinner is on a short-term employment contract.  And then there’s the…

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From Horseback to Internet, Facilitating Your Client Meetings in Cyberspace

In days of yore, lawyers rode out on horseback to meet with their clients.  Then, with the proliferation of automobiles, clients started driving into town to meet with their lawyer.  Now, as the pace of society quickens, attorneys and clients might meet once to sign the Retainer Agreement and not…

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The Uncommon Solution for Common Data Repetition

If legislatures were lawyer-friendly, they would develop one, comprehensive form for the universal data of every divorce case. Instead, lawyers, paralegals, secretaries, and parties must fill in numerous forms, containing largely repetitive information.  Name of each party, Name of each child, Date of birth and Social Security Numbers for all.…

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The mighty, mandatory networth statement

The mighty, mandatory networth statement is designed to capture every penny of every expense, asset, and liability associated with the parties that should be distributed between them as part of the settlement or judicial outcome. One format or another of the networth statement is required in all fifty states. Although…

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Family Law Software – New York State Divorce Calculator with Document Automation

Known for innovation and technological tools, Easy Soft once again meets the growing demands of legal software users with their popular family law software, EzSupport–NY. A few highlights of the cutting edge tools in EzSupport – NY include: An easy to use, uncluttered user interface makes data entry and understanding…

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Robots or People? We Made A Choice

If you’ve been following our blog for a while, then you know the familiar rave against government forms. Divorce forms are a particularly curious piece of work. For example, in New Jersey, the various sections of a Financial Affidavit for divorce are indexed by number or letter- not using a…

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Individual Historical Expenditures: Useful for All Sorts of Reasons

As a divorce attorney in New Jersey, you know this. Financial Affidavits are tricky to fill out. A critical component of the form is monthly expenses (also known as Lifestyle) which plays an important role in spousal support negotiations. Part of the problem is that official form (New Jersey Family…

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Put Your New Jersey Divorce Clients To Work!

Problem : As a divorce lawyer in New Jersey, you spend weeks chasing down your client’s information, and then double checking to make sure that all the information is entered accurately. Solution : Those days are gone. Now, you can finally put your divorce clients to work! Easy Soft’s popular…

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The New CIS Includes Optional Family Docs Module

Great news. Along with the release of CIS 2.2B, Easy Soft’s latest New Jersey family law software, New Jersey divorce lawyers and family law firms can license FamilyDocs. That’s over 130 New Jersey Family Law Forms published by New Jersey ICLE- built into the CIS program for a nominal licensing…

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Balancing the Impossible—NJ Equitable Distribution Made Easy

Remember the old fable about King Solomon and the mystery baby? Two mothers claimed the same baby, and so the wise king said, “let’s slice him in half.” One of the mothers said, “okay.” The other said, “absolutely not. She can have him.” Of course, the latter turned out to…

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New Laws, New Party Titles. Easy!

Great news for New Jersey divorce lawyers and family law firms! The newest version of Easy Soft’s New Jersey family law software, CIS 2.2 B, is now compliant with relevant legislative changes in effect as recently as September 1, 2011. First, a little background to catch you up. In 2006,…

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Family Law Software – Electronic Data Collection Module: Easing Divorces One Form at a Time

The New York Statement of Net Worth. If it’s not familiar to you, it’s a zinger, and you might tear your hair out getting to the bottom of it. But ask any New York divorce lawyer. Even if you do know what you’re doing, it can be a zinger, too.…

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Divorce Financials with 2011 Tax Changes Is Now Available

For U.S. divorce attorneys: we’ve updated Divorce Financials to account for 2011 tax changes. Don’t worry: you still get child support-alimony tax tradeoff analyses, pension worksheets, and other customizable worksheets, forms, and guidelines. You’re still entitled to download mEasySoft, our companion mobile app for your Smartphones and tablet computers. For…

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Stop Admiring & Back up Your Data!

You’re done. You step back like a painter, and observe your work. If you’re a NY divorce attorney , maybe you’ve just created a Statement of Net Worth. A complicated beast of a document that would have taken days took mere hours with our automated calculations, and auto-populating client intake…

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New Jersey’s Bestselling Child Support Software Gets 2011 Tax Changes

For New Jersey family law attorneys: we’ve made improvements to Case Information Statement (CIS)! Don’t worry: you still get accurate child support calculations and worksheets (for both sole or shared parenting situations), fully customizable forms, and guidelines. You’re still entitled to download a companion mobile app for your Smartphones and…

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Going the Extra Mile in Customer Service – Easy Soft Legal Software

In this competitive software market, going the extra mile matters to everyone. That’s why we at Easy Soft endeavor to provide affordable, all-inclusive solutions for our subscribers. All of our software programs come with the following extras: 1. Software Setup. So: you can do your own installations. That’s great! What…

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mEasySoft V3.0 – A magic smartphone App

We are pleased to announce the release of m EasySoft V3.0, a magic smartphone App. m EasySoft is now available with Pension Value Calculator and additional state specific (PA and AZ) Child Support Calculators. PA family lawyers can now calculate Pennsylvania child support and APL on the go. Punch in…

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New Jersey Divorce Attorneys: Divorce Financials V3 is Out!

You were astounded at the capabilities of Easy Soft’s Divorce Financials 1.0. It made your life easier, and you suddenly had the bandwidth to take on more cases. Then, we released Divorce Financials 2.0. The new features were impressive, and streamlined tasks that were part of your day-to-day practice. Now…we’re…

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Divorce Attorneys! – How Easy Can Your (Mobile) Life Get?

Picture this. You’re having lunch with a client. He’s stressing over whether to make his alimony payment in one lump sum…or parcel it out over a stream of years. How much would he save over the long-term? How would this impact his income taxes? “I can give you the answer…

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