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Solo has team approach to divorce litigation

Divorce litigation runs smoother, settles quicker, achieves better results and leaves everyone more satisfied when it is handled by a team of professionals, quarterbacked by the lawyer. That’s the philosophy that led Birmingham, Ala., solo John Wood to develop an ...

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Post-mortem estate planning is often overlooked

While everyone expects that estate planning will take place before a client dies, many lawyers don’t realize that the year after death provides a window of opportunity for correcting any errors and making choices that can improve the tax consequences ...

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Divorce 101: Dealing with dysfunctional clients

Although only one of his clients has ever pulled a gun, Henry Gornbein – a veteran divorce attorney in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. – is used to dealing with clients who are stretched to their mental and emotional limits. Sometimes, those clients snap. And divorce lawyers such as Gornbein find themselves managing not only the legal intricacies of complex divorce and custody suits, but also helping clients wade through the messy emotional morass of divorce.

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A divorce firm for men

Ads on sports radio. Ads on talk radio. Even ads over the urinals in the bathrooms at Seattle Coliseum. It’s a marketing plan for reaching male clients, and for the Seattle firm of Goldberg & Jones, which focuses on representing ...

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Bad economy can mean more divorce cases

The household financial pressures caused by an economic downturn can exacerbate marital strife, causing a spike in the divorce rate, experts say. That means more business for divorce lawyers - but often a more damaging split for the parties from a financial perspective. And this can make the cases much tougher to handle.

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