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Everyone has seen a hearing on TV, but very few people know the process that leads up to that hearing. 95% of family law cases get settled before they even go to trial. Family law cases can be very stressful, but knowing what’s coming next can help lessen that stress. For a few weeks, we will look at the steps of a family law case prior to a hearing.

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Wayne Hopper, Legal Assistant

            The hard work and sacrifices of American men and women in uniform are undeniable. Over the past 20 years, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have taken an immeasurable toll on those who served. About 1% of Americans shouldered the load for the entire nation during those conflicts. We owe them our immense gratitude. But there is an often-overlooked group who also served selflessly in these conflicts. National K-9 Veterans Day, March 13, is a day set aside to commemorate the service and sacrifices of America’s military and working dogs. Continue reading →

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A lawsuit is initiated the day it is filed with the court. But the rules of law usually require that before your requested relief can be granted the other side gets their day in court. This is the fundamental basis of our legal system. It is one predicated not only on the laws and statutes developed, but also on providing fair and adequate notice for the party being complained of to come to court and answer the allegations. Therefore, the first big hurdle for getting legal remedy is giving the defendant notice that they are the subject of a lawsuit. This first hurdle is often called process and service of process. Continue reading →