I’m privileged to be a member of an organization called the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). It’s a professional honor to be invited into the organization, but more importantly, it’s an organization that does good things for children and families–even though the primary work of its members is assisting clients going through divorce. An…

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As we read our papers and watch the news, we can’t help but see the great damage this virus has done to our world: deaths of friends, acquaintances, relatives; damage to the health of those same groups of folks; financial loss to individuals, businesses, governments, and most of the world. Unimaginable damage. The emotional and…

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Summer season is fast approaching, and that would typically mean co-parents across the metroplex are gearing up for some significant changes to their daily schedules with kids staying home. In the current environment created by Covid-19 and social distancing, the summer of 2020 might look very different than those of the recent past. Nevertheless, with…

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The attorneys at Hance Law Group have already participated in numerous virtual mediations with our clients during the quarantine. Based on those experiences, as well as our discussions with other lawyers and mediators about best practices with virtual mediation, here are five practical tips for participating in a virtual mediation: 1. Preparation is important (even more…

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Our team has successfully transitioned to an efficient work at home routine, but we know we’ll be going back to the office at some point (we haven’t decided when that will be yet). So we’re planning for that return and have created some guidelines and procedures for when we do. Here they are, in case…

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The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted nearly every sector of our societal system and brought chaos to industries around the world and right here at home. While it has directly or tangentially affected almost every facet of what we consider “normal daily life” (or used to consider normal, at least), it has had a particularly visceral…

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