Episode 39 of Ag Law Today: Farm Divorces

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I had a great conversation with Meyer Capel shareholder Tristan Bullington, who is a talented family law and criminal law attorney.  He is part of the Bloomington, Illinois team.  You can hear the podcast here.

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Virtual Mediation During COVID-19 Pandemic

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I have noted for years my ability to conduct meditations “virtually” via GoToMeeting or Skype.  I’ve been speaking to clients via GoToMeeting but I can also conduct meditations using this technology.  Of course, it is more productive to meet in person but a lot can still be accomplished by having these conversations “virtually.” For family law matters, I mediate both …

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Ask Kym: Factors Illinois Courts May Consider for the Allocation of Pet Responsibility

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After the seminal case of the Marriage of Enders, in 750 ILCS 503(n), Illinois law established the allocation of pet responsibility in divorces.  Here are a few of the factors that a court may consider: Who owns the companion animal; Who pays for the companion animal’s needs; Who takes care of the companion animal’s daily needs; Who walks/plays with the …

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Ask Kym: Can I Modify Spousal Maintenance in New York if I Have a Child in New Marriage?

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Babies are expensive.  Getting married is expensive.  Having a wife is expensive.  All of these are considerations to be had when you have support obligations arising out of a first marriage.  Many people think that since the payor (the one paying support) has a “new family,” the obligation to the first spouse will cease.  This is not the case. In …

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NALC Fact Sheet: Custody and Visitation Issues for Divorcing Farm and Ranch Families

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This is always a hot topic in divorce, but in particular with farm and ranch families.  I worked on Fact Sheets for family law issues affecting agriculture for the National Agriculture Law Center.  You can read my Fact Sheet on children issues including “custody and visitation” here.

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NALC Fact Sheet: Child Support Issues in Farm and Ranch Divorces

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Oooooh yes… good ol’ child support.  It’s a big issue in most divorces but this can be especially complicated with farm and ranch divorces.  Read my Fact Sheet with the National Agriculture Law Center on this topic here.  You can read all my Fact Sheets with NALC on family law issues with agriculture here.

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Want to Hang Your Very Own Shingle? Upcoming CLE on Building Law Practice

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I will presenting alongside two other attorneys on May 6, 2016 for a Lawline webinar titled “Building a Law Practice Brick by Brick” at 3:30pm ET.  Myself, Harlan York, and Daniel Gershburg will be answering the questions on how, why and should you open a law practice. The three of us will present on the following issues: • Steps lawyers should …

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I’m Now a “Super” Lawyer!

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Hope you had a great Fourth of July!  I spent the weekend around New York City.  I am proud to announce that I was named a 2015 Rising Star for Metro New York by Super Lawyers.  My law practice is celebrating it’s 6th year anniversary this month.  Thanks for your support!

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The 4-Step Divorce Mediation Process

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It’s as easy as 1,2,3… 4!  Okay, okay, divorce mediation isn’t always so “easy” but this document that I created demonstrates the 4 step process. Initial Consultation – this is where an initial consultation agreement and confidentiality agreement is signed and the mediation process is discussed Mediation Period – this could take a bit depending on the complexity of the …

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