Injunctions that Go into Place When a Divorce is Filed and Served

By Jedidiah McKeehan Oftentimes in a divorce case I will have a conversation with the client and they will say something like, “the second they get the paperwork they are going to go empty out our bank accounts.” I tell them, “Well, they may, but once they are served, there are consequences if they do […]

What is a Motion for Default?

By Jedidiah McKeehan Occasionally I will have a potential divorce client call me and say something like, “They told me they would not give me a divorce, what can I do to leave this person?” Thankfully, you do not need the other person’s involvement in a case to get a result awarded to you from […]

Do you remember the Pledge of Allegiance?

By Jed McKeehan When is the last time in your life you said the pledge of allegiance to the American flag? High school? Middle school? Elementary school? If it has been that long, do you remember the words? Unless you are in the military, or perhaps a teacher, few people recite the pledge of allegiance […]

Can I Get a Domestic Assault Charge Dropped?

By Jedidiah McKeehan When someone asks me if they can dismiss a domestic assault charge, this question can come from either the defendant or the victim. Let’s define the parties first. The defendant is the individual arrested and charged with committing the crime of domestic assault. The victim is the person assaulted by the defendant. […]

Can Your Spouse Be Made to Testify Against You?

By Jedidiah McKeehan If you have watched enough lawyer movies and TV shows, then you may have come across one where someone is facing a murder charge and they marry a key witness so the key witness cannot testify against the person who is now their spouse. Is that how it works? Is being married […]

When Do Kids Get to Pick What Parent They Want to Live With?

By Jedidiah McKeehan The quick answer is, never. As you might imagine, this question comes up a great deal. Someone is talking to me and they say, “well, when my kid turns 12, he gets to pick where he wants to live.” Unfortunately, I have to tell them, that they are incorrect. At this point […]

Who Claims the Kids on Taxes After Divorce?

By Jedidiah McKeehan When people go through a divorce, one question that comes up is, “who gets to claim the kids on their taxes?” When someone is asking that question, they already understand that when they claim dependents on their tax returns, they will realize a greater savings or return in taxes.  A dependent is […]

How Do I Get a Divorce?

By Jedidiah McKeehan If you are contemplating getting a divorce, you may not understand how to even start the process. Although it may seem strange, you are actually suing your spouse for a divorce. That means that a divorce goes through the court system just like a personal injury or contract case. That may seem […]

Can I Stop Paying Rent If My Landlord Won’t Fix Things?

By Jedidiah McKeehan I often get phone calls from tenants who will start the conversation talking about how terrible their landlord is and how the landlord will fix nothing and they are living in the worst living situation there ever was.  Then they get to where they tell me that, oh we are getting evicted […]

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