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Orlando, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 16, 2019 – Orlando Family Team is pleased to announce that Ophelia Bernal-Mora has achieved Board Certification in Marital and Family Law from the Florida Bar Association. Ophelia is just one of 14 attorneys in Central Florida/Orange County with this distinction. According to the bar, certification provides potential clients with an objective measure to rely on when seeking a family law attorney. To become board certified in family law, an attorney must meet rigorous requirements, which include completion of at least five years of practice, 75 hours of continuing legal education, peer review, and […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) June 7, 2019 – The Lawyers of Distinction is pleased to announce that Michael Ian Bender of Chicago, has been certified as a member. The Lawyers of Distinction is recognized as the fastest growing community of distinguished lawyers in the United States. Members are accepted based upon objective evaluation of an attorney’s qualifications, license, reputation, experience, and disciplinary history. Please see www.lawyersofdistinction.com for further details concerning membership qualification. “It’s an honor to be nominated and named a Lawyer of Distinction,” said Michael Ian Bender, a retired judge of the Illinois Circuit Court of Cook County […]


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Orlanda, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 6, 2019 – Orlando Family Team is pleased to announce that Ophelia Bernal-Mora and Andrew Nickolaou have been recognized for their achievements in the 2019 edition of Florida Super Lawyers. Ophelia has been named a Super Lawyer for the first time, after being listed as a Rising Star for seven consecutive years. Super Lawyers are recognized for their professional achievements based on independent research and peer reviews — selection is limited to only 5 percent of lawyers practicing in Florida. Andrew has been named a Rising Star for the second year in a row. […]


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Philadelphia, PA (Law Firm Newswire) March 20, 2019 – Petrelli Previtera Schimmel, LLC is proud to announce that William Kirby has joined the firm as its newest attorney. Mr. Kirby concentrates his practice at Petrelli Previtera Schimmel in all matters of family law, including divorce, separation, child custody, support disputes, property division, and many others. He is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, the District of Columbia, and before the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania. William is a member of the Family Law Sections within the American and Pennsylvania Bar Associations. He is also a […]


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Philadelphia, PA (Law Firm Newswire) February 12, 2019 – Previtera Schimmel, LLC is pleased to announce that Matthew F. Fox has joined the firm as Senior Associate. Exemplified by his outstanding track record as an attorney, Fox has built an accomplished 20-year legal career guiding individuals through complex family law matters including divorce, custody, support and more. “We are delighted to welcome Matthew to our legal team as Senior Associate,” said Petrelli Previtera Schimmel Partner Thomas J. Petrelli. “One of the core values of our firm is possessing the ability to balance compassion and responsiveness with top-notch legal representation. Matthew […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) June 8, 2018 – Data is king in marketing, and Custom Legal Marketing, an Adviatech company, has it in spades with its new report and analytics lounge. Launched in January, the Custom Legal Marketing (CLM) Lounge integrates with multiple services and allows law firms to see their entire marketing campaign in a single dashboard. “Law firms deserve to see a clear picture of where their marketing dollars are going,” said Custom Legal Marketing Co-Founder Jason Bland. “CLM has always championed transparency in all its work for its clients.” Indeed, CLM built their original lounge […]


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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) September 25, 2017 – Returning to school in the fall can be a stressful experience for children, and costly for their parents, particularly when the parents are going through a divorce or separation. It is estimated that it can cost approximately $600 per child for supplies and fees for activities. Such supplies can include backpacks, computers, printers and many electronic devices that children use today. Virginia family law attorney Lisa McDevitt says, “Divorced or separated parents are advised to make a concerted effort to cooperate with each other when making a determination as to how […]


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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) August 30, 2017 – The number of “gray divorces,” or divorces among couples age 50 or older, has seen a dramatic rise in recent years. Among members of the baby boomer generation, divorce has doubled since the 1990s. Some attorneys believe that the reasons for such divorces could be very much like those for which people divorce sooner in life: * Lack of shared interests * Loss of a profound or meaningful connection * A feeling of drifting apart Vienna, Virginia family law attorney Lisa McDevitt says, “When handling gray divorces, it is important to […]


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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) April 11, 2017 – The family courts of Virginia continue to operate under the notion that sole custody following divorce or separation is more socially acceptable than shared parenting, an arrangement in which a child spends nearly equal time with each parent. Such is the traditional viewpoint in Virginia courts that deters equality between mothers and fathers, and places families on a trajectory of constant conflict after divorce. Divorce is a stressful event in and of itself, and placing additional stress on children and their parents is needless. Due to the rise in divorce filings, […]


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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) November 21, 2016 – In September 2016, the Sixth Circuit repeated the precedent that failure to file a tax return and to pay a tax liability must be subject to penalty under §6651(a) (1) and §6651(a) (2). Estate executors should understand the notion that penalties will be owed in cases where they neglect to file a tax return in a timely fashion or perform a miscalculation of the estate tax liability. However, despite the executor’s consultations with the attorney on several occasions, and the attorney’s reassurances that such duties will be carried out in a […]


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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) October 26, 2016 – Couples approaching retirement age and contemplating divorce, may confront problems regarding ways in which to divide their retirement accounts. The divorce rate is skyrocketing for baby boomers. According to a report by the National Center for Family and Marriage Research, between 1990 and 1994, the divorce rate among adults over age 50 doubled. And the rate tripled for those over age 65 in the same time frame. Recently, a survey conducted by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers found that retirement accounts and pensions were second only to alimony as the […]


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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) October 19, 2016 – Many people are of the opinion that if they bequeath money to charity upon their death, there will be a lesser amount left for their family. However, an experienced estate planning attorney is able to create an estate plan that includes charitable bequests and, in several cases, divert funds that are earmarked for the IRS, back to the family and charities that are important to the client. One method of accomplishing this objective is to transfer the funds that were intended to be left to charity, to a charitable remainder trust […]


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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) September 21, 2016 – It is important that those individuals and families with estate planning documents comprehend the difference between possessing such documents and having a wealth transfer plan. Without an estate plan in place, the state in which the decedent lived will decide who is entitled to inherit the decedent’s assets. And the decision of the state may not be in accordance with the wishes of the decedent. An estate plan can help expedite the transfer of assets to the beneficiaries, reduce attorneys’ and court costs, and maintain peace within the family. A wealth […]


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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) July 20, 2016 – Life insurance can be an integral part of estate planning in that it can help preserve wealth for posterity. In the case of an unforeseen death, life insurance can shield the testator’s family by replacing lost earnings. Additionally, there are many ways in which it can be used to take the place of wealth. For instance, if the testator owns real estate that has appreciated in value, or other assets, and would like to part with them without incurring capital gains tax liability, the testator could give the assets to a […]


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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) May 4, 2016 – Since the popularity of Facebook use has extended to the legal profession, it has become a principal form of communication to such a degree that in one case, a court permitted service of process in a divorce case through the social media platform. There have been a number of cases in which the use of Facebook has played a role. In 2015, a judge in New York permitted a woman who had spent years attempting to locate and serve her husband to do so through Facebook. It was reported that he […]


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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) March 14, 2016 – Legendary pop music icon David Bowie, who recently died at the age of 69 of liver cancer, exercised much creativity concerning his estate planning in an effort to preserve his assets for his family. It was reported that he experienced financial problems in the 1970s and 80s, almost to the point of bankruptcy. However, in the 90s, he took charge of his finances by selling an interest in his archive of music. Investment banker David Pullman was instrumental in helping Bowie develop “Bowie Bonds,” which permitted him to sell a 10-year […]


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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) March 7, 2016 – Cristina Carta Villa is filing a lawsuit against her husband, Gabriel Villa, to invalidate the divorce about which she knew nothing, and to prevent him from selling an apartment in which they both resided. The couple met at the home of a friend, and married in New York in 1994. Cristina Villa, 59, gave up her job as a teacher at Boston College where she taught Italian literature, to marry Gabriel Villa, who is 90 years old, and who was working as a lawyer and travel agent when they met. However, […]


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Coral Springs, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 24, 2016 – Attorney Scott J. Stadler is pleased to announce that he is now certified by the Florida Supreme Court to mediate family law cases. The certification began in September, 2014, and must be updated every two years. The Florida Supreme Court has obligatory requirements set in place for an individual who applies for certification as a mediator. The applicant must complete a Florida Supreme Court certified mediation training program, fulfill the mandatory mentorship responsibilities, and exhibit sound moral character. Since divorce is considered one of the most stressful events in a […]


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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) February 4, 2016 – While spousal support has traditionally been granted to women, men who seek alimony have not been as successful in obtaining such financial support from their ex-wives. Consider the following scenarios. A separation occurs between spouses in which the wife earns considerably more than her husband. Because of her greater income, she will be able to enjoy a higher standard of living following the divorce than he will. He may argue that he is entitled to spousal support. In another case, the wife is the breadwinner of the family while the husband […]


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Orange County, CA (Law Firm Newswire) January 26, 2016 – March has earned the nickname “Divorce Month” according to divorce trends over the past several years. December has historically had a lower number of divorce filings. Although couples may be thinking about divorce, they are often reluctant to break up during Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas or New Year as they want to avoid additional stress during the expectation-laden holiday season. In addition, couples with children may choose to have one last holiday together as a family. “Although divorce can be painful and traumatic no matter when it occurs, for divorcing parents […]


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