3 Rules to Follow When Making the Right Software Selection for Your Practice

Making the Right Software Selection for Your Practice

Making a decision on software to help run your family law and real estate closing practice is an important decision that will have an effect on your process. When making an educated comparison on which software best fits your needs, it’s key to analyze certain factors that can help you…

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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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Free Family Law Software Training for Divorce Financials

You know the law but do you know your law software? Easy Soft has designed Divorce Financials, our family law software, to be an intuitive and helpful tool for any divorce practice. We also offer an assortment of support options to help you get the most from the software. Free…

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Dammit, Jim, I’m A Lawyer Not A Tax Accountant!

People become attorneys to practice law not to crunch numbers, and yet family law attorneys spend most of their time calculating property division, alimony and child support. The lack of accounting experience means that some of these well-meaning attorneys are not negotiating ideal settlements. You can use Divorce Financials family…

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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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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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You Don’t Have To Get Gray Hair Figuring Out How To Divide A Pension

If divorce property settlement was easy, then people wouldn’t need attorneys. Fortunately for the family law industry even amicable divorces can get difficult when trying to figure out just how much each person deserves. Most assets can be valued pretty easily: the balance in a savings account, the Blue Book…

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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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Alimony Buyout: When You Need The Money Now

Alimony, or “maintenance” as it’s called in New York State, is traditionally in the form of monthly payments. However many couples choose to negotiate a lump-sum buyout instead. The payor gives the payee a single large disbursement instead of monthly payments over the next several years. Although the total amount…

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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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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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The Easy Way Through Divorce Settlements Involving Child Support and Alimony

The financial interplay between alimony and child support is the ultimate divorce settlement rollercoaster.  As alimony goes up, child support goes down.  And, as alimony goes up, the payor’s tax deductions go up, while the payee’s taxable income goes up.  It’s remarkable you ever reach a divorce settlement with such…

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Easy Attorney Trust Accounting Software

In the swirl of an attorney’s day is the ever-constant reminder of client #1:  the law firm.  Lawyers share a personality trait of a desire to help other people with their problems.  But, ethics, malpractice, and fee collection are those personal, non-billable matters that attorneys put off.  As a consequence,…

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Easy Editing Using Easy Soft Legal Billing Software

When you make an error in your billing entry or on a client invoice, how quickly can you correct it?  If your answer is more than five minutes, it’s time for you to switch to Easy Soft’s “Easy TimeBill” legal billing software.  As we like to say:  to err is…

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Law Office Billing Software As Easy as a Good Pair of Black Shoes

Ahhh.  The versatility of Easy Soft.  Our legal billing software called “Easy TimeBill” can be used when billing on an hourly rate, a fixed or flat rate, and a contingency fee.  One program – all types of legal billing. For hourly fee practices, our legal software is designed to record…

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Easy on Those Forms for Divorce Settlement

Easy Soft family law software is designed to help attorneys, regardless of skill level, from a new attorney to a mid-career attorney to an experienced attorney, and one of the best features is the form library included with each program that helps you fulfill your filing requirements in divorce cases.…

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To Trust or Not to Trust? – Trust accounting

To trust or not to trust may well be a question as serious for attorneys as Shakespeare’s famous “To Be or Not to Be.”  In the words of the New Jersey Rules of Professional Conduct: “The knowing misuse of trust funds by an attorney will almost invariably result in disbarment.”…

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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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The Self-Support Reserve Computation? Easy!

Every state has a mandatory formula for the computation of child support.  You’re a legal professional; you know there are exceptions to every rule.  Do you know what the “self-support reserve” exception is to a strict computation of child support? Unfortunately, in today’s economy, every family law attorney needs to…

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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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So What is an Alimony Buy-Out, Anyway?

You’ve heard the phrase before “alimony buy-out,” but what does that really mean? Alimony is typically a periodic payment, paid monthly or per paycheck, over a period of years. When you “buyout” alimony, a calculation is made of how much that stream of periodic payments would be worth if it…

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Turning Nightmares into Daydreams through the mEasySoft Mobile App

It’s the divorce lawyer’s worst nightmare:  the judge looks at your papers during a conference and says, what if we change this one number? Do you: (a) Claim to be having an allergic reaction as you choke; (b) Pull out a pencil and a calculator and try to slog through…

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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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How Antiquated is Your Math?

The pencil was a great invention in 1565.  The ballpoint pen, 1938.  Hand-held calculator, 1967. But why are these antiques cluttering the top of your desk when you could have Easy Soft divorce software on your desktop? Put down your pencil and pick up Easy Soft, the divorce software with…

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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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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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