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When She Wants Out Of The Marriage: 10 Divorce Tips For Men

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

Women ask their husbands for divorce more often than the other way around.  If your wife surprises you with the news that she wants to call it quits, you need to put together a plan, and fast.  Here’s some advice that might make the coming months a little easier. 1-    Don’t try to ignore… Read More »

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Juveniles And Hefty Fines Related To Criminal Activity

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

It makes perfect sense.  If you do the crime, you get stuck with the fines.  On balance, when illegal activities are the chosen activity of young people, it results in costly outcomes that impact victims all too often.  Whether it’s property damage or worse, isn’t it fair to expect those juveniles to pay up… Read More »

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When Tragedy Leads To Divorce

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

Couples split up for myriad reasons: infidelity, growing apart, incompatibility between the sheets—the motivations to go in different directions are endless.  In some cases, both partners take responsibility for the divorce, while in others, there’s one clear and undisputed “bad guy.”  The hardest divorces, it seems, involve couples who part ways under duress.  Unfortunately,… Read More »

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Is Legal Separation The Best Option For You?

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

Is your marriage on the rocks?  Perhaps you are unhappy with your relationship, but not quite willing to call it quits? There is an option short of divorce that may fit your circumstances quite well: legal separation. What is a Legal Separation?  When couples become legally separated, it is very much like a divorce,… Read More »

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Defending Charges Of Perjury

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

If you’ve been charged with perjury, you probably know you are in pretty hot water. Perjury is a serious felony charge, and if convicted, you will be facing some stiff penalties.  That’s why it is so important for you to have experienced, local legal counsel representing you going forward. Perjury Defined Witnesses in a… Read More »

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Should You Consider A Post-Nuptial Agreement?

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

Roughly 50 percent of couples who wed will eventually split up.  With those numbers, doesn’t it make sense to consider ways in which you can make that possibility a little less unwieldy?  If you can’t stomach the idea of a prenuptial agreement, how about a postnuptial agreement after you tie the knot? Understanding Post-Nuptial… Read More »

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What Are Your Rights When You Cohabitate?

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

These days there’s very little, if any stigma associated with couples choosing to live together prior to or instead of marrying.  So a growing number of couples are doing just that, begging the question, what legal rights do these individuals have in the event of a break-up?  Particularly when children are involved, it seems… Read More »

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More Dastardly Divorce Tricks To Avoid—And Beware Of

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

Divorce brings out the worst in many people.  While it’s certainly a stressful time, it’s never a good idea to allow your emotions to cloud your good judgment.  That’s true when it comes to controlling your own behavior, as well as while you watch out for any murky undertakings your spouse may be up… Read More »

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When Your Ex Isn’t Abiding By The Parenting Agreements

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

You’d hoped that the battles with your former spouse would be behind you once your divorce was finalized—but, as luck would have it, the rancor has continued well past that time.  It seems there is constantly something: an argument over who gets the kids on a particular weekend, a late (or non-existent) child support… Read More »

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Is A Guardianship Or Conservatorship In The Cards?

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

The aging process can be cruel.  In addition to the physical ailments suffered by so many, mental incompetence sometimes ravages the elderly, leaving family with the daunting task of deciding on the proper management and care of a disabled loved one.  Sometimes, this care requires a legal process related to obtaining guardianship or conservatorship. … Read More »

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