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Redesigning the Courtroom for a Better Divorce

Cincinnati Judge Amy Searcy is redesigning the courtroom for better divorce proceedings. She wants better outcomes for families going through the divorce process. Courtrooms are pretty intimidating places. The walls are wood-paneled. The ceilings are high. The judge sits higher than everyone else behind the bench. It is a solemn and somber décor evoking the […]

Howdy Neighbor

The red pickup truck raised a cloud of dust as it hurtled down the dirt road toward us. “When he gets here, yell, ‘Howdy Neighbor’ as loud as you can.” said my friend. We were two boys camping out on Jerry’s grandfather’s farm in rural Missouri. I thought this was crazy but I got ready […]

A Journal for Your Divorce

We are always happy to hear stories of people turning divorce into a positive experience and helping others along the way. In this case, an interesting divorce journal is the result. A Journal for the Divorce Experience Alisha Strattman says she created Life Goes On Journals when she realized her marriage was over. “I was […]

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Winning the Lottery

Today’s scenario: A man who is legally separated from his wife wins the lottery. Does he have to share the winnings with his wife? The marital property law of your state holds the answer. I’ve done the calculation and your chances of winning the lottery are identical whether you play or not.” — Fran Lebowitz […]

Real Lawyers Take Notes

“Why do you take notes? Lawyers don’t take notes. I never had a lawyer who took notes,” the president asked former White House counsel Don McGahn, according to the Mueller Report. McGahn responded he keeps notes because he is a “real lawyer.” “I’ve had a lot of great lawyers, like Roy Cohn. He did not […]