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How to Protect Your Business When the Marriage Fails

Troubled Business CoupleComplicated divorces are less than ideal. A business in the mix invites potential complications. 

A family-owned small business that is part of one spouse’s family fabric may even serve as revenue for more than just the divorcing couple. During a divorce, analyzing the business’ books may feel akin to analyzing the lives of the business owners and their family.

With years of experience helping clients navigate separations, our family law team at Foster Swift have put together some important things to know when it comes to divorces that involve a business.  Read More ›

Categories: Did you Know?, Divorce, Post Judgement

How to Put Your Children First in Co-Parenting

Separation, and ultimately divorce in some cases, can be one of the hardest things that a couple who once shared a life together can endure. For some, the once happy memories are now replaced with hostility and contempt. But when children are involved, the one aspect more difficult than the divorce itself, is successfully co-parenting children together. How do you successfully raise children with someone who is no longer part of your life, someone whom you may have even grown to dislike? As family law attorney Jackie Dupler explains, the answer is quite simple, "You have to love your kids, more than you hate your ex!" Read More ›

Categories: Co-Parenting, Custody, Divorce

When is Divorce During the Holidays a Good Idea?

Co-Parenting During HolidaysThis blog was originally published in October 2020 and has since been updated.

Holidays traditionally mean more family time. Yet, divorce may be on your mind this holiday season, and if it is, what should you do about it? There are usually two reasons people do not want to get a divorce during the holidays. First because they do not want to “ruin the last holiday together as a family”, and second because they do not want to engage in a battle during a time intended for peace, family, and love. Read More ›

Categories: Divorce

Get to Know Your Family Law Advocate: Jackie Dupler

Jackie DuplerIn late August, Foster Swift welcomed attorney Jackie Dupler as a member of the firm’s Family Law Practice Group. Jackie recently sat down for a Q and A session with the firm's Business Development team to discuss her practice areas along with her perspective on being a family law attorney. Read More ›

Categories: Custody, Divorce, News

Can't Agree on Sending Children Back to School?—Seek Legal Counsel

If there is one thing that we have learned from the last six months, it is that the current pandemic has changed nearly all aspects of how we live our lives. One major issue that divides many is whether or not to send children back to school for in-person learning with COVID-19 continuing to surge across the country. Read More ›

Categories: Custody, Divorce

What do I do now that I have to follow COVID-19 related orders?

Father Leaving, Hugging DaughterThis blog has been updated with new information since its original publication. Due to rapidly changing laws and regulations surrounding COVID-19 matters, please consult your attorney or advisor for the latest information before taking any action.

You know that you want to see your child, but are uncertain of whether that is the right thing to do. Following the law means following orders. Co-parenting in today’s world means that orders include not only the Judge’s orders related to custody and parenting time in your case, but the Executive Orders of our Governor. Can doing what is right still mean doing something different? Read More ›

Categories: Custody, Post Judgement

Do I have to follow this Parenting Time Order?

Father Holding Son's HandYou may need an attorney’s assistance to help figure out whether the answer should be “No.” Ideally, you and the other parent are able to develop a good working relationship that limits the need for Court intervention, but whether you should both ignore the Court’s Order is another matter. Read More ›

Categories: Custody, Post Judgement

Should I Hire a Private Investigator for My Divorce Case?

Camera Equipment on Car seatDivorce releases a range of emotions including regret and sorrow, but sometimes causes feelings of enmity and vengeance. Letting your emotions run your divorce instead of careful strategic thinking can result in unintended consequences. Read More ›

Categories: Custody, Divorce

Attorney Presents on Tax Implications of Divorce

​Amanda Dernovshek is co-presenting on a webinar entitled, Tax Implications of Divorce After Tax Reform: Alimony, Property Divisions, Divorce Modifications, Child Credits. Read More ›

Categories: Tax, Tax Disputes

What can a family law attorney help with?

Family law is an area where decisions made in the heat of the moment can result in irreversible consequences. Despite apparent similarities no two cases are exactly alike and the value of skilled family law counsel is often underestimated as an absolute necessity. Without doubt, choosing the right lawyer is the first step to a fresh start. Read More ›

Categories: Custody, Divorce, Post Judgement