The Most Important Rule to Remember When Stopped by Police

Your Mother might be upset with me, but your tendency to be honest and to respect authority is your worst enemy when you are stopped by the police!! (I will tell you below why not talking to police is neither dishonest nor disrespectful . . . It is simply your right as an American.) I know; you have heard me …

Who Needs a Family Law Attorney?

EVERYBODY hates lawyers . . . BUT everybody loves THEIR lawyer!  Let’s face it; unless you are adopting a child, no one wants to need a family lawyer.  Usually unfortunate and unwanted circumstances in the family drive you to your lawyer.  From Prenuptial to Probate, trouble can arise, and often without warning and without easy answers. Much like a dentist, you might not mind visiting a …

Who Can Claim the Children as Dependents for Tax Purposes?

This issue is either overlooked by the separated or recently divorced parties, or it is hotly disputed; in either case, it is almost always misunderstood. One parent typically believes that since he or she is spending more time physically caring for the children, he or she should have the privilege of claiming the children as dependents each year at tax …

You don’t have to talk!

Just had a client hire us who actually did not say anything to the arresting officer! The police report read, “Miranda warning given to suspect. No statement given.” Ok, now we’re getting somewhere…! You are an American–you do not have to contribute to your own prosecution.

How Expensive Is Getting a Divorce?

A friend tells another friend over coffee, “Well it’s finally over–Frank’s lawyer got the apartment and my lawyer got the two cars and the beach house!” Many of us wish that were actually funny.  Isn’t it interesting that the filing fee for divorce is less than one hundred dollars, and practically any Attorney can draft the required documents in a …