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What Is Forensic Accounting and How Can It Help in Your Divorce?

  • Apr 19, 2019
  • The Harr Law Firm

At Harr Law, we utilize a team of experts in varying fields to assist in high-asset divorce cases and other complex legal matters. But when it comes to the complex financial questions that often surround divorces—including proper asset division and determining payment amounts for alimony and child support—few of our specialists are as valuable as our forensic accountants. So who are these experts, and why do we employ their knowledge in high-asset divorces, or other divorces involving particularly complex financial matters? Here’s what you should know.

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4 Situations That May Call for a Child Support Modification

  • Apr 05, 2019
  • The Harr Law Firm

Child support payments are typically established between ex-spouses at the time of divorce. The non-custodial parent will pay a predetermined monthly amount to the parent who bears the primary financial responsibility for raising the child or children. While these child support payments are firmly set and enforceable by the court, the amount of the payments can be altered under certain circumstances. Here are 4 situations under which either parent may request a child support modification.

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What to Do If You Believe Your Spouse Is Hiding Assets during Your Divorce

  • Mar 29, 2019
  • The Harr Law Firm

During a contested divorce, it’s not uncommon for a spouse to try to conceal assets in an attempt to protect them from the asset division process. This is even more common in high-asset divorce cases, when the individual might feel that the assets their hiding can be hidden away unnoticed. However, this is illegal, and if you believe your spouse is hiding assets—whether monetary or physical—then it’s important that you take the proper steps to have those assets brought to light. Here are a few tips for doing just that.

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What Is a Qualified Domestic Relations Order and How Does It Impact Your Divorce?

  • Mar 15, 2019
  • The Harr Law Firm

Division of assets is arguably one of the most complex aspects of a divorce—especially in divorce cases with a high number of assets, or with extremely valuable assets. One of the assets that can be most difficult to handle is retirement accounts. It can often be difficult to determine how those funds should be divided in a divorce. However, a qualified domestic relations order (QDRO) can simplify this division to an extent. Here’s what you need to know about what a QDRO is and how it impacts your divorce.

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5 Reasons Your Prenuptial Agreement Might Be Considered Invalid

  • Mar 01, 2019
  • The Harr Law Firm

The validity of a prenuptial agreement is not a guarantee. So, it’s more important than ever that you are certain your prenuptial agreement is a valid one. Whether you’re hoping to get your prenup thrown out or you want to ensure your agreement is ironclad, it’s important that you’re aware of these 5 circumstances that could cause your prenuptial agreement to be considered invalid.

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How Are Business Assets Handled During a Divorce?

  • Feb 25, 2019
  • The Harr Law Firm

Dividing assets during a divorce can be a complicated issue, and things can get messy very quickly. If you and your spouse have an ownership interest in a business, dealing with this asset can be especially tricky. If you are going through a divorce and have questions about how your business will be handled during the proceedings, contact one of our attorneys for assistance. In the meantime, this article will give you a brief look at the three most common methods for handling division of business assets in a divorce.

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What Should You Do If Your Ex Refuses to Pay Your Alimony?

  • Feb 18, 2019
  • The Harr Law Firm

You endured the stresses and difficulties of divorce proceedings and fought to ensure that you got the alimony you felt you deserved. But your ex is now simply ignoring the requirement and not making their payments to you. What can you do? Here are the steps you need to follow to ensure you get the alimony you deserve.

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Important Factors to Consider in a High-Asset Divorce

  • Feb 04, 2019
  • The Harr Law Firm

In any divorce, asset division is an important factor (and often the most time-consuming element) in the divorce proceedings. But if you or your spouse has a large number of assets—be it business assets, financial assets, properties, or other types of assets—there are certain things you will need to consider. Here’s what you should know about your high-asset divorce.

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What to Do If You've Been Injured by a Faulty Product

  • Jan 28, 2019
  • The Harr Law Firm

On any given day, there are likely dozens of products currently being recalled. From children’s toys to exercise equipment and even automobiles, faulty products present a major liability to manufacturers and distributors alike. But if you, as the consumer, are injured by a faulty or defective product (whether it’s been recalled or not), what courses of action are available to you? Here are some steps you can take to potentially receive compensation for your injuries.

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6 Steps to Take Immediately after a DUI Charge

  • Jan 21, 2019
  • The Harr Law Firm

Being arrested for and charged with a DUI can have major impacts on your life. You will likely have your license suspended, if not completely revoked. You could face high court costs, fees, and other penalties. You could serve jail time. You may even lose your job or, at the very least, your employability will be impacted. A DUI charge is nothing to take lightly, so here are 6 steps that you should take immediately after being charged with one.

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6 Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and What You Can Do about It

  • Jan 07, 2019
  • The Harr Law Firm

When you make the decision to move a loved one into an assisted living facility, you are entrusting that family member’s happiness and well-being to the staff members that work there. It is a bond of trust, and when that trust is violated through abuse or neglect, the impact can be devastating. However, many times, family members are unaware of the abuse that is happening, because the abused individual refuses to speak about it. Here are 6 signs to be on the lookout for that may indicate nursing home abuse or neglect.

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Do You Need a Restraining Order during Your Divorce?

  • Dec 31, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

During a divorce, emotions run high, and individuals often say and do things that they might later regret. There’s no doubt that a divorce can often bring out the worst in a person. Because of the high tensions throughout the divorce process, some people may wonder if filing a restraining order against their spouse is an option. If it is an action you are considering, there are a few things that you should know.

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How to Prepare for Asset Division during Your Divorce

  • Dec 17, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

If you’re heading towards what feels like an inevitable divorce, it may be worth your time to start thinking about how your assets will be divided. If you signed a prenuptial agreement, the division of your assets is already determined, and you should review that agreement with your attorney as soon as you can. If, however, you did not sign a prenuptial agreement, there are certain steps you should take to prepare for the division of assets that will come along with your divorce.

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4 Ways to Prevent an ADA Lawsuit—And What to Do If You’re Facing One

  • Dec 03, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law enacted in 1990 to prevent discrimination against individuals with disabilities. The purpose of the ADA is to ensure that disabled citizens have the same opportunities and rights as others by ensuring that public areas and businesses are accessible and amenable to anyone with a physical disability. Violating the ADA can land you with a hefty lawsuit and serious fines. Here’s what you can do to avoid this kind of a lawsuit, and what to do if you’ve been accused of violating the ADA.

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Understanding Child Custody: What’s Best for Your Child

  • Nov 30, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

Divorce is never pretty, and it can become a true nightmare if you and your spouse have children together. No matter how you may feel about your spouse, it is important to do what is best for your children during the divorce proceedings, as well as after you and your spouse have divorced. But child custody can be a complicated matter, and it goes far beyond who gets the children for which months of the year. Here is a brief overview of the different types of child custody and their major differences, so you can decide what is best for your child or children.

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Can You Sue Your Ex for Defamation during Your Divorce?

  • Nov 23, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

During a divorce, tensions run high, and it’s not uncommon for both parties to say and do things to hurt the other. Frequently, these hurtful and hateful things are said without thought, and are brushed off after the divorce has been finalized. But what if your ex said or did something that permanently impacted your reputation? Are there consequences for such situations? In other words, can you sue your ex for defamation? Here’s what you need to know.

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What You Need to Know about Appointing a Guardian ad Litem

  • Nov 12, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

A guardian ad litem is frequently appointed in family law cases that involve allegations of child abuse, neglect, or abandonment. However, on can also be appointed in divorces and child custody cases, if one or more of the involved parties believes it is necessary for the child’s best interests to be protected. If you are currently going through a difficult divorce, and you are concerned about your child or children’s best interests being protected, then it may be wise to ask for a guardian ad litem to be involved in your case. Here’s what you need to know about appointing such an individual in your divorce case.

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Bullying at School: Holding the School Responsible

  • Nov 02, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

Not long ago, bullying at school was often dismissed as “kids just being kids.” Victims were often told they needed to “toughen up” and learn to stand up for themselves, while bullies received only a slap on the wrist. Now, however, parents, educators, and health professionals are recognizing and acknowledging the lifelong impacts of bullying, and greater steps are being taken to prevent and correct such behavior.

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How to Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer

  • Oct 26, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

There are many different types of personal injury cases, and your case is going to be uniquely different from others. It’s important to hire the right lawyer to represent you to increase your chances of a good outcome. In this article, we’ll talk about the specific requirements your attorney must meet to best represent you and your case.

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5 Topics You Need to Discuss with Your Divorce Lawyer

  • Oct 17, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

If you have no assets and no children, your divorce should be simple as far as the paperwork goes. Otherwise, there are loads of decisions and compromises to make. Here we’ll discuss 5 of the biggest topics you must ask your lawyer about: property division, child support, custody, alimony, and insurance are your biggest concerns, and the details are really important.

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What You Should Know about Defending an ADA Lawsuit

  • Oct 05, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

If your business has been named in an ADA lawsuit, it’s important to consult with our experienced attorneys right away. An ADA lawsuit can result in large fines and penalties for the noncompliant business owner. With experienced legal advice, you can prevent further lawsuit and ensure compliance with ADA laws. Unfortunately, lawsuit abuse is not unheard of, with Florida being one of the states with the largest number of ADA lawsuits in the country.

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What You Should Know about Alimony Reductions & Modifications

  • Sep 26, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

If the court ordered you to pay alimony to your ex-spouse, you may rightly wonder if that amount is modifiable and under which circumstances you may be able to pay less. Alimony laws are complicated and specific to each state. Your family law attorney is the only one who can give you exact information based on your case. In this article, we’ll offer some general guidance to help you understand the process. It all depends on how the alimony clause is worded in your divorce settlement.

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What Happens to Your Debt When You Get Divorced?

  • Sep 17, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

While divorcing couples often have significant assets that must be divided equally, you’re probably also wondering what happens to the debts you have accumulated during your marriage. For example, you may have secured debt, such as a mortgage or vehicle loans, as well as unsecured debts, such as credit cards and personal loans. In a divorce, each type of debt is assigned as fairly as possible to ensure an even split. But that’s not all you need to know.

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Daytona Beach High Net Worth Divorce Attorney

  • Sep 06, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

Generally, high net worth divorces are complex due to the different types of assets and contractual agreements involved. While you can start the divorce process by identifying and documenting all marital and non-marital assets and debts, you’ll need an experienced attorney to draft a divorce agreement that allows for an equitable distribution of assets. To speed up the process and reduce legal expenses, your attorney should also help you avoid litigation.

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The Role of Your Daytona Beach Divorce & Family Law Attorney

  • Aug 27, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

Your family law attorney can help you with various matters including divorce, custody, child support, alimony, and parental rights. Your lawyer is working on your side to ensure your marriage is dissolved as painlessly as possible. At the same time, they can help you reduce the financial burden of the separation, protect your rights as a parent, and answer any questions you may have along the way. The best part is that they’ll simplify the legal process of separation for you.

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How Social Media Affects Your Divorce Case

  • Aug 14, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

Social media plays an important role in many people’s lives. While it can be helpful to share ups and downs with friends online, anything you post on Facebook, Twitter, and similar sites can negatively affect your divorce case. The information that’s found on these sites can be used as evidence against you or for you, which is why we advise you to be careful about your social media activity. Here we’ll explain how your online actions can impact everything from alimony to custody and child support.

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How to Talk to Your Kids about Divorce

  • Aug 04, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

One of the most difficult aspects of your divorce is helping your child get through it. There will be many conversations that involve difficult-to-answer questions, anger, frustration, and sadness, regardless of how old your child is. Fortunately, your family can get through this as long as you remain open and available to your kids. Here are a few tips on how to talk about the separation.

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5 Reasons to Pursue Litigation

  • Jul 27, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

While suing isn’t always the right answer, there are some situations when litigation is your only option to make things right. A lawsuit can solve a problem, punish a wrongdoer, and even save your business or family from financial ruin. In any case, you need an experienced team of lawyers by your side to see you through. In this article, we’ll discuss some situations when it might be appropriate to pursue litigation.

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Why You Should Pay for Adequate Insurance Coverage

  • Jul 16, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

Nobody enjoys spending a lot of money on car insurance, but that’s the only way to protect yourself from the financial consequences of getting into an accident. The car crash doesn’t even have to be your fault. You might have to pay for car repairs and medical bills if the other driver was uninsured or under-insured. Since you can’t predict when accidents happen, it’s best to get the best coverage you can afford.

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5 Do’s & Don’ts for Parents on Protecting Children during Divorce

  • Jul 05, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

A divorce can be even harder on your children than on you, mainly because they didn’t necessarily choose the separation of their parents. Your family will get through this tough time, although it may take several weeks or even months for everyone to adjust to the new arrangements. In the meantime, both parents could use some pointers on how to protect their children during the divorce and ease the process for them.

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How Are Marital Assets and Liabilities Divided in a Divorce?

  • Jun 25, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

A divorce is a major life event, because it’s incredibly complicated. In addition to dealing with emotional turmoil and the upheaval of your current family, you’ll have to worry about sorting through your assets and liabilities. The prevailing goal of a divorce is to distribute those assets and debts in a fair and equitable manner, although that doesn’t necessarily mean each partner gets an equal share. Here you’ll learn more about marital and non-marital property and the rules that govern your divorce.

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5 Things You Should Know about Prenuptial Agreements

  • Jun 14, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

Prenuptial agreements are more common than you think. In addition to protecting the wealthy, these premarital agreements can protect your assets from a prior marriage or allow you to pass family property or businesses to your children directly instead of the spouse. To enforce a prenup, you must understand how to create one and what happens if you don’t have one. Here you’ll learn the basics about these legal contracts.

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Divorce FAQ: How Long Does the Process Take?

  • Jun 04, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

Filing for divorce isn’t something anyone does lightly, but when you’re in the middle of the process, it’s natural that you just want it to be over. How long it takes until you’re officially divorced from your partner depends very much on your personal situation. In theory, you could get divorced within a month if your current spouse doesn’t contest the divorce and you have agreed on all the major and minor points. Most cases take several months, but a high-asset divorce with minor children can even take a year or longer.

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Divorce FAQ: Can I Live in My Home during the Divorce?

  • May 21, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

In many cases, couples decide to physically separate before filing for divorce. When one of the partners moves out of the marital home, it’s natural to wonder what that means for the divorce. Fortunately, you’re not giving up your rights to your house by moving out during the divorce. And whether you live there or not, both spouses are required to keep up the mortgage payments and maintenance until the divorce is final.

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What Does a Family Law Attorney Do?

  • May 15, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

A family law attorney specializes in domestic and family matters. They can help you with divorce, custody, visitation, alimony, child support, and appeals. Most family lawyers accept a range of cases, including high asset divorces as well as modifications to your divorce decree. Having the right attorney working for you on your behalf can make a big difference to the outcome of your case.

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How Hiring a Divorce Attorney Can Help You

  • May 07, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

All the resources in the world are at your fingertips with a quick online search, but you may be reluctant to spend money on hiring an expert to help you with your divorce. The truth is that an Internet search engine can’t replace the knowledge and experience an attorney provides during your divorce. Their main job is to protect your assets, whether you want out of the marriage or are the one being served with divorce papers. You should never have to go through a divorce alone.

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The Different Types of Child Custody and What They Mean for You

  • Apr 24, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

After you become a parent, you’re irrevocably bound together with the other partner in raising your children. In most cases, a separation or divorce doesn’t provide a completely clean break when children are involved. The court systems recognize the need for children to have both parents involved in their lives, and custody is awarded accordingly. There are 4 different types of child custody, and each of them means something different. Here we’ll explain in detail.

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Types of Nursing Home Abuse and How to Spot Them

  • Apr 16, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

Placing your loved on in a nursing home is a difficult decision to make. However, if your family member needs medical care or around-the-clock assistance, professional assistance is needed. You’ve probably taken some time in choosing the right nursing home for your loved one. Unfortunately, potential nursing home abuse is a real concern and shouldn’t be taken lightly. Here you’ll discover the different types of abuse and how to spot them and keep your loved one safe.

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When It Makes Sense to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney in Daytona Beach

  • Apr 07, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

It’s good to know that you have a personal injury attorney to stand by your side when something unexpected happens. While you don’t need a legal expert for every fender bender, you’d be surprised how often the involvement of a lawyer increases the payout the insurance company is willing to offer. If you’re not sure whether legal assistance is needed, you can always get a free consultation to find out. In the meantime, here are some pointers to serve you as a guide.

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How Long Does a Florida Divorce Take?

  • Mar 26, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

Once you have made the difficult decision to file for divorce, you’ll probably want everything to be finalized. However, divorces can take time. How long yours takes depends on the issues that are involved. Typically, high asset divorces or divorces with kids take longer, because there are more things to think about and work out in a divorce agreement. Florida also has a mandatory waiting period that can’t be waived.

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How Parents Can Protect Their Children during the Divorce

  • Mar 15, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

Divorce isn’t easy for anyone, which is why it’s good to have someone to talk to. For parents, the separation becomes infinitely more complicated. Even though you’re splitting up with your partner, you still have the children to think about. To protect them and their relationships with both their parents, it’s important to keep things as amicable as possible. Here are few other tips for helping your family adjust to the new circumstances.

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What to Do after a Motorcycle Accident

  • Mar 08, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

Riding a motorcycle puts you in an adrenaline-fueled, hyper-aware emotional state. It’s no wonder more than 500,000 people are ready to visit Daytona Beach’s Official Bike Week this month. When you’re riding a bike, your hands and feet are always busy, and you never stop being alert. Unfortunately, wearing safety gear and being aware of your surroundings doesn’t always prevent a crash. Whether you ride your bike every day or occasionally, it’s important to understand what to do in case of an accident.

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Reflections on Divorce – Good Advice from Divorcees

  • Feb 19, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

Nobody gets married with the intention of getting divorced. Unfortunately, that’s just what happens in a lot of cases. There are as many different reasons for getting divorced as there are married couples. The good news is that a divorce doesn’t mean your life is over – far from it. To make your divorce easier, our Daytona Beach divorce lawyers have some advice for you, advice that divorcees often wish they’d had beforehand.

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Daytona Beach Family Law Attorney - The Harr Law Firm

  • Feb 15, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

The Harr Law Firm offers extensive legal services in the Daytona Beach area. This family law attorney and his staff have served numerous clients by providing experienced legal representation. The Daytona Beach law firm was founded in 2005 with the intent of making a difference in Volusia County.

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What Are the Most Common Car Accident Injuries?

  • Feb 06, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

According to the National Safety Council, there are about 10 million car accidents each year. Not all of them are big crashes, as this number includes parking lots scrapes as well as multi-car pileups. This number isn’t meant to scare you, either, but it does put a car crash into perspective. In fact, if you’re an average driver, you’ll be in a car accident about once every 17.9 years. Therefore, it might be helpful to know about the most common injuries a car accident can cause.

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5 Tips for Ensuring a Smooth Divorce

  • Jan 19, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

A divorce doesn’t have to be a messy and drawn-out process, and it doesn’t have to wear out everyone who is involved with it. While most divorces do involve a certain amount of pain and anguish on all sides, there are things you can do to make it easier your family. Here are 5 tips for ensuring a smooth divorce.

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How Much Is Your Personal Injury Case Worth?

  • Jan 13, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

In a personal injury case, establishing liability is the first course of action. It’s your lawyer’s job to find out if it’s possible to prove that another party intentionally or unintentionally caused you harm. When they accept your case, your next question might be: How much is my personal injury case worth? There is no simple answer to this question, because it depends on several different factors. Here we’ll break down how compensation is usually determined.

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5 Challenges of a High Asset Divorce

  • Jan 09, 2018
  • Harr Law Firm

Every divorce is emotionally and financially challenging, at least to some extent. To ensure that assets are divided fairly, it’s best for both parties to hire an attorney. For a high asset divorce, it’s even more important to seek legal counsel. That’s because these types of divorces pose unusual challenges, such as the ones described below.

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