Why Divorced People In New York State Don’t Pay Alimony

Would it surprise you to learn that couples who have divorced in New York over the last thirty years don’t pay alimony? Well it probably surprises those couples too, since it’s still common for one spouse to send monthly payments to the other. Technically New York State spousal support is…

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Accountant In A Box

One of the most daunting tasks facing attorney is the administration of a trust. Nearly all law offices have a trust account to handle various transactions, and mismanagement of those accounts is not only a disservice to your clients but could also lead to legal penalties including disbarment. The parties…

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Don’t Let Everyone in Your Office Read Over Your Shoulder

Pretty much every business has a computer network now. Even fast food restaurants tie all their cash registers into screens in the kitchen to coordinate the front and back of the house. In a legal practice, law office management software links employees over the network, allows them to coordinate their…

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Is Your Practice Using The Wrong Billing Structure?

Not all cases are created equal, and that means not all legal invoices are created equal. If you want to run the most profitable practice, then you need legal software programs that give you the flexibility you need to bill each client the right way. Easy TimeBill offers a range…

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Disequitable Divorce Distribution

Every family law attorney dreams of the 50/50 cash divorce. You know, the divorce where everything is divided in half and all assets are completely liquid. In reality an attorney will probably never see this kind of divorce financial settlement. Real life is more complicated. Luckily our law office management…

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Paper Documents Are So Five Minutes Ago

Attorneys are finding that an increasing percentage of their clients want to do everything electronically. Many people prefer to handle business matters sitting in a coffee shop using a smartphone or tablet rather than dealing with traditional paper documents. Practices that don’t use law office management software with electronic document…

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Till Retirement Do Us Part: Pensions And Divorce

Determining the full value of a couple’s assets is not as simple as it might first appear. A host of questions about what belongs to whom and how it affects the final divorce financial settlement can keep attorneys and their clients up late at night. Law office management software can…

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Collection Strategies To Get Your Clients To Cough Up The Dough

It’s no fun to get calls from creditors demanding payment, but as many attorneys know it’s not much better to be on the other side of the phone call. Some offices simply put off this unpleasant task, trusting that clients will pay when they can, and that ends up hurting…

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Expense Tracking: Unrecorded Expenses Are Lost Income

Many practices offer pro bono work for certain clients, but that doesn’t mean you don’t want to work for free by accident. Unfortunately many attorneys let income slip through their fingers by not keeping careful track of their expenses with law office billing software. An attorney’s hourly rate is the…

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What Is An Alimony Buyout And Why Would You Want It?

Many divorces include an alimony agreement where one spouse makes monthly payments to an ex who is less financially well off. Instead this traditional arrangement, some couples agree to an alimony buyout. This is a type of divorce financial settlement where one spouse pays the other a lump sum rather…

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Automated Software Features Prevent Critical Trust Account Mistakes

The key word in the phrase “trust administration” is “trust”. Your clients have to be confident that their escrow funds will be managed safely and correctly. However your attorneys and staff are only human and sometimes mistakes are made even by the most scrupulous legal professionals. Easy Trust includes a…

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Billing Software Excuse #4: I Don’t Have Time To Learn New Software

New software can be intimidating, particularly if you aren’t that comfortable with computers in the first place. You are used to handling your practice finances in a certain way and it takes a while to get comfortable with a new tool. You may think you don’t have time to convert…

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Lifestyle Analysis: How Do You Value Someone’s Needs?

In a divorce financial settlement, attorneys and their clients must come to an agreement on an appropriate level of alimony. However each spouse’s need and ability to pay is not necessarily an easy calculation and the agreement is hampered by the level acrimony on both sides. Few negotiations have as…

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Billing Software Excuse #2: I Don’t Understand Computers

  Today we present part two of our ongoing series that investigates the myths surrounding law office billing software. In this post we address the concern that legal software programs are too hard for non-technical people to use. Some people just don’t like computers. They might be intimidated by the…

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Billing Software Excuse #1: I Don’t Want To Know How Little I Bill

During the 21 years Easy Soft has been providing law office management software we have found a few practices resistant to adopting products such as law office billing software and we’ve tried to understand why. We know our applications help law practices run more efficiently, so why would anyone stick…

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Law Practice Management Webinar

April 12, 2012 – The Key to Small Law Firm Profitability – Enroll now and reserve your seat Attorneys who operate small firms know they have to wear many hats. In addition to casework, there is marketing, networking, professional meetings, client consultations, time tracking, invoice preparation and trust accounting. Do…

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Time is Money? Only if Time Management is Easy – Attorney Billing Software

It sounds great!  Billing at $250/hour.  Riches to follow, right? What happens when you do your billing at the end of the month and, instead of hitting a target of 32 hours billable per week you only send out bills totaling $17,200? Get profitable with Easy Soft legal software.  Even…

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$10 to be Done with Form 1099-S? Too Easy!

If you’re like most, you’re a creature of habit.  And, according to CNET News, “habit” means that 95% of people occasionally procrastinate. The Form 1099-S, “Proceeds from Real Estate Transactions,” is required to be filed with the IRS by the person who transacts the closing of the selling of real…

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Steps for Setting Up Your E-Billing Service (2 of 2)

Effective on November 15, 2011, Easy Soft rolled out its newest legal billing and accounting feature: the optional E-Billing module. As discussed in our last blog post, this module has the ability to produce any bill into an electronic format that’s readable for companies that use auditing software. How do…

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Easy Soft Launches New E-Billing Service (1 of 2)

If you’ve been following the advice in our blog posts, life should be hunky dory. You’re using our law firm billing and accounting software to both capture your billing and expenses, and collect on them in a systematic way – providing a cash flow that’s as steady as your workflow…

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Imagine Legal Software with All-Inclusive Vacations; All-Inclusive Technology

Summertime means vacation time! And with tropical resorts on the brain, you’d probably agree that an all-inclusive holiday goes a long way to taking the guesswork out of your final hotel bill. That’s why we too are proponents of the all-inclusive plan. All-inclusive software. Take No-Name software package. The price…

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Guide to Purchasing Legal Time and Billing Software (Part 3 of 3)

Easy Soft specializes in making life easy for lawyers, our Technical Support Team and Business Analysts can introduce you to further administrative efficiencies you haven’t thought of—and won’t immediately discover.

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Guide to Purchasing Legal Time and Billing Software (Part 2 of 3)

software training, software setup, and practice customization. Today, we’ll discuss how an all-inclusive package is mandatory for even the most technologically savvy of attorneys and law firms.

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Guide to Purchasing Legal Time and Billing Software (Part 1 of 3)

Legal software purchasers beware! The sticker price of a software package may look like a bargain. But if you base your choice of law office billing software on price alone, your final costs may add up to an unpleasant surprise.

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How to Handle the Uniqueness of Legal Time Management (Part 3 of 3)

In the last post, we talked about how efficient billing is more important in the legal business than any other industry. This is true because of the frequency of billing and collections disputes, and because of ethics practices (the legal bar can put a spotlight on your billing practices).

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What Makes Legal Time Management Different From the Rest (Part 2 of 3)

It’s been documented: legal fees are harder to collect than fees for most other industries. With fees commonly climbing into the six- and seven-figure ranges, it’s not uncommon for clients to be either unable or unwilling to pay.

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Easy Soft at 2010 Beasley Allen Legal Strategies Conference & Expo

Legal software developer Easy Soft will exhibit Easy TimeBill at Beasley Allen Legal Strategies Conference & Expo, Montgomery, Alabama, Renaissance.

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Top 10 Legal Billing Pitfalls – Mistake # 1 That You Can Avoid

Finally, the most common and the most dangerous legal billing pitfall —failure to protect data integrity and implement secure measures.

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