Very few family law cases end up in a final trial, whether before a jury or before a judge.  Most of the time, parties are able to settle their differences at some point during the course of the litigation.  Sometimes, these settlements are reached informally, by passing settlement offers back and forth between the lawyers…

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It might be a stretch to say social media causes divorce, but it appears mingling a fragile marriage with social media can, at times, prove toxic. Over recent years, a definite uptick in entanglements regarding Facebook usage (and other social media sites) has grown exponentially among my clients seeking divorce; our cultural Internet obsession filled…

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The holiday season is here and with it comes a precious opportunity to celebrate family and loved ones. At Hance Law Group, we look forward to cherishing special traditions and creating new memories with our own families. We hope you have the opportunity to do the same. However, we know the holidays are not a…

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The concept sounds perfectly rational—good, in fact—in theory.  If both parties in a divorce settlement understand the agreement and potential results therein, a “Right of First Refusal” within a decree can be a positive.  First, what exactly is the “Right of First Refusal”?  Simply put, if a parent in possession of the child(ren) will be…

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This article was written by Hance Law Group principal Larry Hance. After thirty some odd years as primarily a divorce attorney, enough clients have come through my door on the way to divorce for the emergence of a collective story. “I knew as I was walking down the aisle,” or some version of this lamentation…

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This article was written by Hance Law Group associate attorney Beverly Via. If I could give one piece of advice to someone getting a divorce, it would simply be, “Don’t be difficult.” That’s not to say that you shouldn’t stand up for yourself, or that you should cave in during negotiations. You definitely should understand…

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This article was written by [company] associate attorney Beverly Ward Via. For many, social media is an important and even essential way to connect with family, friends, and associates. But social media can sometimes be more public, more revealing, and more negative than its users intend it to be – particularly when someone is trying…

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