Divorcing the Microsoft Empire

Divorcing the Microsoft Empire

Bill and Melinda Gates announced their divorce after 27 years of marriage. What does this mean for Microsoft and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation? In March 2020 Bill Gates stepped down from his roles on the boards of Microsoft and Berkshire-Hathaway to spend more time with his family and focus on the Gates Foundation. The impending divorce may have an impact on several of Bill Gates’ investments and Foundation goals. Both Bill and Melinda...

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It’s Tax Season

It’s Tax Season

By: Carolyn R. Mirabile  Tax season always brings up several questions for clients who are divorced, in the process of divorce, or separated. The two biggest concerns are typically determining which filing status is most applicable to your situation and whether or not you should claim your children on your taxes. First, let’s take a look at your tax filing status. Many questions are probably going through your head at the moment. Do you file...

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Three Words: Mediation, Arbitration, and Conciliation

Three Words: Mediation, Arbitration, and Conciliation

By: Lawrence J. “Skip” Persick  Mediation. Arbitration. Conciliation. Three words that sound alike and come up frequently in the family law context but have different meanings and implications. I could write a blog post on each one, but here is the “down and dirty” on what you need to know about each one so you can talk intelligently with either your spouse or a lawyer and do not get tripped up along the way. Mediation is a...

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Let’s Talk Family Law 101

Click here to listen. What is family law, and what does it include? Family law attorney Skip Persick discusses the basics of divorce, child custody, child support, and more. This episode provides information on what is included in a divorce, how to obtain protection from abuse orders, adoption, and...

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School Openings and Child Custody

School Openings and Child Custody

By: Carolyn Mirabile We live in unpredictable times. Schools are opening, schools are closing. One week they’re using a hybrid model for learning, the next week it’s completely virtual — forcing us to be resilient and adapt on the fly. This constant state of flux has parents asking themselves a variety of questions. Is your child’s school opening back up? Are you trying to decide if your child should be virtual or return to the...

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