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Inconceivable: This Post is About Joey Votto

Inconceivable: This Post is About Joey Votto

Inconceivable indeed . . . but that's exactly who we're writing about this month. Fine, by the way, if you have no idea who Joey Votto is, especially after the baseball shut down. We'll fill you in. Here are the essential Joey Votto facts: he's Canadian; the...

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Hard Truths

Hard Truths

Decision-making does little if it's not based on all the facts. The facts are only available when there's communication. That communication has to be honest regardless of how tough the truth is.  Here's a perfect illustration of that hard truth: Allan J. McDonald died...

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Premarital Agreements in North Carolina

Premarital Agreements in North Carolina

You Have One: Even If You Don’t Know It If you’re currently married or have been married in the past, you’ve been there: at the altar staring at the love of your life, looking forward to the future years of marital bliss. A premarital agreement is probably the last...

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Will You Have to Pay Alimony to Your Ex-Spouse?

Will You Have to Pay Alimony to Your Ex-Spouse?

It is easy to get overwhelmed at the sheer amount of factors you have to consider once you decide that you and your ex-spouse should separate. One of the first things that most people think about when they decide to file for divorce is the age-old question: "Will I...

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Should I Keep the House?

Should I Keep the House?

When going through a separation, you must answer many questions and make many careful decisions about your future. This includes the, 'should I try to keep the house in my divorce?' question.  And there is often more than “one right answer.” Of course, there are...

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Divorce Doesn’t Have to Be Scary

Divorce Doesn’t Have to Be Scary

It’s that time of year again. Halloween. Scary movies. Ghosts. Goblins. Vampires.  Werewolves and more. As scary as those creatures are, we have had clients tell us that divorce is even scarier. But it doesn't have to be that way, don't let the fear of divorce limit...

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The Dilemma of DIY Divorce

The Dilemma of DIY Divorce

Every once in a while, something on your newsfeed crosses over to something you are watching online, and you have an epiphany. This happened to me over the past week. It started when many of my colleagues shared an article from the Daily Mail (hardly an example of...

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How Divorce is Like Football

How Divorce is Like Football

You might be surprised by this, but as a divorce lawyer, I get a lot, I mean a lot of questions about marriage and relationships. Most of the time, I’ll answer with sports metaphors, such as marriage requires teamwork, you need a good coach (counselor), there is no...

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A Weekend Tale of Two Tales

A Weekend Tale of Two Tales

Hey, remember 2010? It was just 10 years ago though it seems so last century. So, it was somewhat surprising when 2010 reared its head over the weekend in two stories with two very different endings,  and coronavirus had nothing to do with either one. About, then,...

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A Primer in How Not to Negotiate

A Primer in How Not to Negotiate

It's really rare to run across a real-life step-by-step public guide on how not only to not negotiate but how not to act while negotiating. Thank you, Major League Baseball. Yes, MLB is going back to work, the final ‘agreement’ was signed Tuesday night about four and...

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