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New Year, New Family Law Issue

Happy New Year! We hope that 2014 brings you happiness and joy.

January is often a busy time for family law attorneys. Clients come into our office for all sorts of reasons. Some people come into our office having just suffered through a stressful, contentious holiday season, intent on making sure they never have go through it again. Getting an early start on their family law action makes it much more likely that they will be able to conclude the action prior to the next holiday season.

Other clients come in with a resolution to resolve their family law disputes. They may have a nagging need to adjust their parenting plan or modify their child support. It is almost always best to act soon, rather than wait until later to make changes. For example, if changes need to be made to child support the court will usually only adjust the level back to the date the petition for modification is made.

Still others want to come in to talk through a family law issue and decide whether to bring an action at all. Sometimes the best legal advice is to take no action at all. If a party does bring a frivolous (as determined by the court) legal action, they may be held liable for the attorney fees of the other party.

No matter the reason, if part of your 2014 plan is to speak with a family law attorney, please contact us for an appointment.