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Archive for October 2011

Lawyer-Mediator’s Subsequent Representation of Party

A Nebraska attorney served as a mediator for an unmarried couple in a child custody dispute; later, after the mediation had concluded, this same attorney represented the mother against the father in a suit involving the father’s alleged wrongful theft of certain of the mother’s property. The father sought to disqualify the attorney on the…

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Judges Imputing Income Be Forewarned – There’s a Recession Out There!

In a divorce action, a Probate and Family Court found that a father in the real estate business was underemployed and imputed income to him for purposes of calculating child support. The Court averaged the father’s income over the previous five years while acknowledging that it did not reflect his current actual income. The Appeals…

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Focus on Your Children

A recent article featured in the Wall Street Journal highlights efforts parents can make to help their children feel balanced after divorce. One of the most significant things parents can do after going through a divorce is talk to their kids about it. Willingness to treat the subject seriously, even with young children, will help…

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