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How Does the Court Determine Sole Custody?

by Ball Morse Lowe on May 1, 2019

This month, we’re writing all about child custody to help you better understand the various processes and outcomes associated with it. We’ve already written posts about the different types of custody, from legal to physical to sole and joint.

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4 Things Unmarried Parents Should Know About Legal Custody

by Ball Morse Lowe on April 30, 2019

Cases of child custody are incredibly complex, involving many factors and leading to a variety of outcomes. If you haven’t already read our prior blog posts on custody, you should know before continuing that there are many different types of custody, from joint to sole, physical to legal.

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A Father's Rights: How to Navigate Joint Custody

by Ball Morse Lowe on April 29, 2019

In the case of a divorce or separation, children are one of the most important yet complicated aspects. Especially in a difficult, emotional case, the custody of your child or children can easily become a point of contention. Before beginning your court proceedings, it’s good to have an idea of the possible outcomes. If you’re seeking joint custody, there are still plenty of pieces to figure out. Here are some things to know before you get started.

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The 5 Different Types of Physical Custody

by Ball Morse Lowe on April 25, 2019

When preparing for a child custody case or even just considering the possibility, it’s good to know the various outcomes. There are two main, general types of custody with different versions of each one. Those two types are physical and legal custody.

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5 Strategic Ways to Avoid a Probate Case

by Ball Morse Lowe on February 26, 2019

Many have heard that it’s wise to avoid probate, but few know the reasons why. Probate is the legal process of proving a will, determining heirs and distributing the property of a decedent.

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Why You Should Hire a Lawyer to Prepare Your Living Trust

by Ball Morse Lowe on February 20, 2019

Every adult, wealthy or not, should have a valid will or a living trust in place. Yet, more than half of Americans are unprepared for the inevitable. A last will and testament is a legal document that outlines where and whom your

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5 Things You Need to Know About Child Custody Matters

by Ball Morse Lowe on September 28, 2018

In 2017, about 19.97 million children in the United States lived in single-parent households. And, according to the U.S. Census, this is a significant change from 8.2 million children in 1970. If you and your spouse are going through a divorce and have children younger than 18, you’re not alone, and child custody will be an important factor in the process. 

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How to Gracefully Handle the Situation When Divorce Papers Arrive

by Ball Morse Lowe on September 14, 2018


Whether it comes as a surprise or if it was a long time coming, being served divorce papers can be an overwhelming experience. Most people aren’t able to think clearly in the days, or even weeks, that follow. While you don’t necessarily have to act immediately, you’ll need

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6 Ways to Prepare Financially for Life After an Uncontested Divorce

by Ball Morse Lowe on September 11, 2018

The process and experience of filing for divorce is anything but simple, and it can be difficult to make sound financial decisions while in an emotional state of mind, even in an uncontested divorce. However, it is important for both parties to plan ahead for their financial futures as individuals early on in the process, before the divorce is finalized.

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