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What is a Right of First Refusal?

By Oct 30, 2015 Posted in Articles

Let’s think about this scenario…It is Mom’s weekend for visitation but she is going to go with friends to Kansas City for a weekend shopping trip.  Mom calls her good friend “Mary” who is not attending the trip to ask if she will stay with the kids while she is gone…Seems like a pretty simple situation doesn’t it.  Well not if you are a divorced parent with a right of first refusal clause in your […]

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Relocation of a Parent After Divorce – What Now??

By Sep 18, 2015 Posted in Articles

When a divorce is finalized, life changes.  For better or worse, all parties involved are affected – especially children.  Parents should seek to make these life changes as seamless as possible.  Given the transitory nature of society, one of the topics on this issue is that of relocation after divorce.  Mom got a new job… Dad got transferred by his company…all of these issues arise.  Not only is this one of the most complex issues, […]

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Premarital Student Loan Debt: Is Reduction During the Marriage a Marital Asset?

By May 1, 2015 Posted in Articles

A hot topic in the family law arena is whether reduction of premarital student loan debt during the course of a marriage should be included as marital asset subject to division in the divorce proceeding.  This Iowa Court of Appeals recently found that student loan debt incurred prior to the marriage is “a nonmarital obligation.” In re Marriage of Campbell, No. 13-1383, 2014 WL 1999231, at *5 (Iowa Ct. App. May 14, 2014).    In Campbell, […]

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