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Modifying and/or Terminating Alimony during the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Aug 14, 2020 Posted in Articles

Many individuals have questions regarding how COVID-19 affects their receipt of alimony payments, and/or their ability to pay alimony, during these unprecedented times.  Questions have been raised, due to extensive loss of employment during the pandemic, as to whether alimony could be potentially increased and/or decreased during these times. The simple answer is, if your alimony is not deemed non-modifiable in your divorce documents, the alimony is potentially subject to modification.  Because of the current […]

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I Lost My Job — How Does This Affect My Child Support Payments?

By Aug 7, 2020 Posted in Articles

If you are one of the millions of Americans facing unemployment, and are obligated to make child support payments, it is likely that you have several questions and concerns. At Simpson Legal Group, LLC., we are willing to guide you through this stressful time by helping you to figure out a solution. It is important to know that losing your job does not mean that you are excused from making child support payments. Before stopping, […]

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Emotional Stages of a Divorce

By Jul 17, 2020 Posted in Articles

  Emotional Stages of a Divorce by Jailey Simpson Making the choice to end a divorce can bring about several different emotions and behaviors. Marriages do not typically break down overnight. Depending on whether you are the initiator of the divorce or the one receiving the news, it is likely that each person will feel different emotions at different stages of the process. Understanding the following emotional stages can help parties and reach their own […]

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Virtual Mediation: Things to (do) for a successful virtual mediation.

By Jul 2, 2020 Posted in Articles

Virtual Mediation: Things to (do) for a successful virtual mediation. by Jailey Simpson Do choose a mediator with online mediation training. In addition to Comprehensive Divorce and Family Mediation Training, our mediators at Simpson Legal Group, LLC, have also completed Online Zoom Mediation Training. This additional training ensures that your virtual mediation is conducted by a mediator that is experienced and comfortable with the platform in which he/she will conduct your virtual mediation.   Do […]

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Why Mediation Instead of Litigation?

By Jun 25, 2020 Posted in Articles

Why Mediation Instead of Litigation? by Ryan Muldoon           Legal disputes involving the court system can potentially lead to financial ruin for individuals or businesses.  Lawsuits are time-consuming endeavors that can also take a toll on a person’s mental, emotional, and physical health.  Mediation is an alternative method of dispute resolution where a trained third-party neutral, more commonly referred to as a mediator, helps guide the parties to a resolution.              Here are five […]

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What is Virtual Mediation?

By Jun 18, 2020 Posted in Articles

What is Virtual Mediation? by Shannon Simpson Mediation is a tool used by two or more people who present their unique set of legal circumstances to a neutral third party known as mediator.  The mediator’s job is to attempt to contain emotions and reduce conflict to assist the parties in reaching a mutually amicable resolution to their dispute. The trained mediator can help facilitate communication and problem solving techniques that can form the basis for a […]

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Landlords Beware of the Companion Animal  

By Feb 26, 2020 Posted in Articles

Generally, landlords have the authority to prohibit tenants from bringing a pet onto the rental premises.  Conversely, landlords may utilize a lease provision which requires a tenant to pay a pet security deposit as well as a monthly fee to keep the pet in the rental unit. However, a situation may arise where a tenant requests to live with a companion animal as part of a treatment plan for a mental or emotional disability. The Fair […]

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Should We Put This in Writing? Enforceability of Oral Contracts

By Jan 29, 2020 Posted in Articles

Common public perception is that no legally binding contract exists between two or more parties who engage in a “handshake” deal absent a written agreement.  However, a court may rule that oral contracts are enforceable.  The party seeking to enforce the contract must establish three basic elements:  an offer, consideration, and acceptance of the offer.  Consideration is either a benefit given or to be given to the person who makes the promise [or some other […]

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Medical Liens Affecting Personal Injury Settlements

By Dec 4, 2019 Posted in Articles

Dealing with the aftermath of an automobile accident can be an exhausting endeavor. Besides making arrangements to repair or replace your vehicle, you must deal with both the at-fault driver’s insurance company and your insurance company, schedule and attend medical appointments to assess potential injuries, and possibly consult with an attorney to protect your legal interests. Complications inevitably arise when an automobile accident victim has zero to minimum health insurance coverage.  Specifically, the victim most […]

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Damages: What’s the Value of My Personal Injury Case?

By Nov 4, 2019 Posted in Articles

Damages: What’s the Value of My Personal Injury Case?  After sustaining an injury, there are many obstacles to overcome during the road to recovery. Specifically, an accident victim will have doctor appointments, medical bills, unanticipated missed work, and adjustments to daily living activities. Moreover, dealing with the aftermath of injuries can also contribute to depression. If the injury was caused by a negligent individual or business, then the injured party has to make a decision whether […]

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