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What Is a Deposition?

Posted in Divorce Process
Back in the day of the horse and buggy, we used these for depositions.

Back in the day of the horse and buggy, we used these for depositions.

Hi there,

A deposition is a tool that lawyers use to get information from witnesses or from the other side. It’s one of the most effective tools the lawyers have, both to find out what has really gone on and to discover what kind of a witness their client and the other side will be. It’s a formal procedure through which every word spoken is taken down by a court stenographer and can be used at a hearing or at a trial. Depositions can be taken over the telephone, out of state and via video as well as at your attorney’s office. Depositions are expensive, they require a lot of legal preparation as well as the time questioning the witness.

It is a part of the divorce process that needs to be taken seriously, but which can be made less stressful by the tips my talented colleague Ron Barriere will be posting next.

Best,
Nancy

International Parental Child Abductions – The Hague Convention Can Help

Posted in International Divorce and Parenting

stuffed animal tigerEver wonder what happens when a child is wrongfully taken across international borders?

  • What happens if a child who lives in the United States is wrongfully removed by a parent, taken to France, and kept there?
  • What happens if a child who resides in Portugal comes here to the United States with a parent for vacation and is wrongfully kept here?

What are the rights of a parent left behind?

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Summer Coparenting Help

Posted in Parenting, Children & Divorce, Post-Divorce, Uncategorized
Extreme gardening.

Extreme gardening.

Hi there,

I hope you all had as good a Fourth of July weekend as I did! My weekend was filled with family, horses and some extreme gardening. Just coordinating the activities of an intact three-generation family is hard. It can seem insurmountable when you’re struggling to coparent post-divorce, especially during the summer when school is out. Summer camps, baseball, ballet, sailing lessons, time with both parents, how do you keep it all straight? Many conflicts can be avoided with the use of proper planning tools.

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