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Attorney Boyd R. McPherson with JHC being interviewed by NBC news regarding Senate Bill 257 which creates a presumption that it is in the best interest of the children for the Court to order equal or approximately equal residency (custody) of children in cases where the parents have not entered into an agreed parenting plan….

Serving in the military is not a nine to five. The nature of the work requires military families to be flexible. This same is true with deciding on parenting time for service members during a divorce or paternity action. Parenting time is established through a parenting plan. These agreements usually include a schedule for when…

Julia A. Craft Honored Among Nation’s Top 40 Family Law Attorneys in Inaugural Edition of The National Law Journal’s Divorce, Trusts & Estates Trailblazers The National Law Journal’s inaugural issue of Divorce, Trusts & Estates Trailblazers has recognized Julia A. Craft, of Joseph, Hollander & Craft LLC, as one of the top 40 family law…

Did you know that some of your legal fees in connection with your divorce may be tax deductible? Generally, legal fees in connection with a divorce are not tax deductible. But there are a couple exceptions: 1. Legal fees related to tax advice in connection with a divorce; and 2. Legal fees associated with obtaining…

In a divorce, what was once called “ours” splits into “his” and “hers.” While you can easily agree not to live together, what will happen to the things you’ve worked so hard to acquire? Dividing the marital assets can be one of the most difficult tasks faced by divorcing couples. But, if you and your…

Signs of an Abusive Relationship & Local Resources You Should Know About 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute of Justice. That means you likely know someone who has experienced or is experiencing domestic violence. The most common…

Kansas is one of just a handful of states that still recognize common law marriage. There are a lot of misconceptions about common law marriage. Here are a few of the biggest myths: My significant other and I have lived together for 7 years. That means we are common law married. WRONG. There is actually…

Change is a part of life. Some life changes may require a change to a child support order. This quiz is specifically for those who have a child support order that has been implemented through the court system. If your child or children live primarily with you and you do not have a child support…

When a divorce action is filed, most courts will enter temporary orders. If you are still living with your spouse, the temporary orders usually dictate which one of you will stay in the marital home while the divorce is pending and which one of you will go stay elsewhere. Before you file for divorce and…

If you have had a child out of wedlock, you are not alone. In 2013, about 42% of children in the United States were born to unwed parents. In Kansas, the number was a bit lower than the national average at 36.2%. It is important to know how having children outside of marriage affects parents’…

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