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Hello world!

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Check back often for new and relevant articles written personally by Stephanie Albrecht-Pedrick.  Did you know that many attorneys and firms pay a service for someone else to write blogs or articles for their site?   It takes time and effort to keep a professional website or blog going strong.  Stephanie is devoted to building her practice, and devotes the same effort and energy […]

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Cliché Cabaret

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While every divorce is different, many are quite the same.  Every divorce has a reason; and rare is the divorce without animosity.  Most divorces have assets and debts to divide, and most have more of one than the other.  But one thing that absolutely every divorce has is a cliché. Huffington Post blogger Randall M. Kessler recently listed his […]

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MYTHBUSTERS

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As I have said so many times before, every legal case is different and one cannot be compared to any other.  The outcome of your friend or neighbor’s legal case is generally irrelevant to your own.  However, in an effort to educate in a general sense, I offer the following fictional scenarios (with made-up names, of course) which may give the reader helpful information to […]

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It’s Your Divorce – Not Theirs

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When you get divorced, it is only natural for your friends or family members to lend “support” by giving advice regarding everything from picking the right lawyer to how much alimony you “deserve” or whether you should get to keep the patio furniture.  The problem however, is that friends and family members have no business putting their […]

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Job Satisfaction

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It’s Friday.  How was your week?  I had a good one. When I tell people I practice Family Law the usual first comment or question I receive is “Wow, you must hear all sorts of things!”.  (Yes I do, and it makes me appreciate all the good in my own life.)  The second comment is usually […]

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“Shop Local” For Your Lawyer

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I am sure you have seen the advertisements; you know, for those legal document review and preparation companies.  Some of those legal service companies have recently added a feature where you can speak with an attorney and get legal advice, or subscribe to a legal advice plan.  In an instant, with zippity speed, you can seemingly have all of your legal […]

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Separation and Custody: Should You Move Out?

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Deciding to separate from your spouse prior to or during divorce is a big decision.  In situations involving domestic violence, the alleged offending spouse can be ordered to leave.  But in most cases, one spouse or the other must make the decision to leave.  You may wonder if there are consequences – especially regarding custody or […]