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Attorneys – Check Out Client Conflict Check!

This article is for the many lawyer colleagues throughout the country that visit our website for useful information.  We wanted to pass on some information about a valuable resource to comply with the Professional Rules of Conduct and avoid conflicts of interest that we use in our firm.

Client Conflict Check provides a cloud-based, fast system that allows attorneys in a law firm to instantly check for conflicts of interest when a prospective client calls their office.  For a list of features that Client Conflict Check provides, click here.

*Note: This firm is not associated with Client Conflict Check and does not warrant its products or services.  This blog post is informational only.


ESPN Radio Interview

Tess Reutzel appeared live on ESPN radio on Friday, July 12, 2013, to discuss family law issues as they relate to real estate. It was a fun an informative segment! Audio bites to come soon...



Determining Child and Spousal Support in California

Arguably, one of the scariest parts of going through a divorce is trying to determine whether you will be able to make ends meet throughout the process and after the divorce is finalized.  With so many transitions taking place in a person’s life, it becomes important to form a budget.  But before a party is able to do that, he or she will need to determine what support should be expected.

As such, one of the first questions I hear from my new clients is, “How much child support will I have to pay?”  “How much spousal support will I have to pay?”  Or, “How much child and spousal support will I receive?”  This is determined by numerous family law statutes.

Child Support in California is determined by a guideline formula, and except in unusual cases, is not left to the discretion of the court. This formula is a complicated algorithm, but...

Items to Consider Before Moving Out

Clients often contact me after they have moved out of the home, and after they have therefore made mistakes that will make the divorce process a more difficult one.  Oftentimes, I wish my clients would have called prior to their move so I could have given a few tips to make the transition easier on the family.

As such, here is a list of items a person should consider before moving out of the home or filing for divorce:

  1. Take along copies of important financial documents. During your divorce, you will need to provide documents showing what assets or debts you brought into the marriage, any accounting of how those assets were used to purchase other items during the marriage, statements reflecting the balances of your accounts at the time of separation, your tax returns, etc. Requiring your spouse to provide those documents with formal requests is time-consuming and expensive.  As such,...

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