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Thanksgiving Advice for Family Harmony

By Weinberg & Schwartz, L.L.C. |

The holidays can be a ton of stress and often times when the families are together it is a time that brings great joy and bonding, but there sometimes are disagreements which can occur. It is everyone’s wishes to try to keep the peace and the harmony and avoid fighting at all costs. Unfortunately,… Read More »

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You’re Getting Divorced – But Who Keeps the Engagement Ring?

By Weinberg & Schwartz, L.L.C. |

One of the most commonly asked questions we get when parties are getting divorced is, who gets to keep the engagement ring? The answer is “it depends”. There are many factors that can change the answer such as when the ring was given, under what circumstances, and how it was paid for. However, generally… Read More »

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What Howard Magazine’s 2021 “Best of” Family Lawyer Means to Us!

By Weinberg & Schwartz, L.L.C. |

Weinberg & Schwartz, L.L.C. is thrilled to announce that we have been named “Best Family Lawyer” by the readers of Howard Magazine for 2021. This is the 5th time our firm has been named “Best Family Lawyer” in this poll. While our firm and attorneys have been recognized and awarded throughout the State of… Read More »

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TOP 10 DO’S & DON’TS FOR ZOOM MEETINGS, MEDIATIONS & COURT APPEARANCES

By Weinberg & Schwartz, L.L.C. |

Do adjust your lighting, sound volume and background in advance of your zoom meeting and do give consideration to your location.   Do not use unprofessional filters, have individuals walking around in the background during confidential proceedings/meetings or appear from a bathroom unless absolutely necessary for privacy purposes.   Do appear dressed appropriately and… Read More »

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What to Expect at Your Family Law Initial Consultation

By Weinberg & Schwartz, L.L.C. |

You and your spouse have decided that you are going to get divorced.  He/she tells you it is time to get a lawyer.  You make some calls, talk to friends, and make an appointment for an initial consultation for your divorce.  But now what?  What do you bring?  What questions do you ask?  What… Read More »

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#FreeBritney Let’s Be Honest, Does Britney Spears Need A Guardian? 

By Weinberg & Schwartz, L.L.C. |

There was a lot of talk recently about Britney Spears and whether or not she needs a guardianship (a/k/a conservatorship). People don’t really understand guardianships but to most it just doesn’t seem fair in many people’s eyes. The focus is why does her dad control her and her money and why can’t everyone (especially… Read More »

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PRENUP UPHELD! Kelly Clarkson Protects 45 Million in Assets – But Did She Have to Worry About Her Premarital Property?

By Weinberg & Schwartz, L.L.C. |

Back in December, we discussed Clarkson’s divorce in the context of soon-to-be ex-husband Brandon Blackstock’s request for $436,000 per month in support, which was contrary to the parties’ Prenuptial Agreement (Prenup). In late July, the Court ordered Clarkson to pay Blackstock $150,000 per month in temporary spousal support (alimony) and $45,000 per month in… Read More »

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#FreeBritney Has Everyone Wondering – What is a Conservatorship?

By Weinberg & Schwartz, L.L.C. |

What is a conservatorship? And is it different from a guardianship? Until recently, most people had no idea that a concept such as a conservatorship even existed, but ever since Britney’s legal battle with her conservatorship hit mainstream media, it’s the latest topic of conversation. For a little background: Since 2008, Britney has been… Read More »

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Top 10 Things To Bring To The First Meeting With Your Divorce Attorney

By Weinberg & Schwartz, L.L.C. |

Documents evidencing your and your spouse’s assets; such as: Bank Statements Brokerage Statements 401k, 403b, IRA, Roth-IRA, SEP-IRA, TSP, Pension Statements, FERS or CSRS Statements Bonds Mutual Fund Statements College Fund Statements Stock Option Statements   Information evidencing the value of your family home, vacation home, rental properties; such as: Zillow Zestimate Values from… Read More »

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QDRO—An Insurance Policy for Your Retirement Interests

By Weinberg & Schwartz, L.L.C. |

Divorcing couples often assume that their house is their largest marital asset and focus their efforts on “who gets the house, do we sell the house?”   In doing so, they may overlook their second largest asset, which is their retirement account (and sometimes, these accounts are actually more valuable than their house!) Most assets… Read More »

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