Top 6 Telltale Signs You Hired a Bad Lawyer and How to Avoid it in the Future

Hossein Berenji, Aug 19, 2020

According to the American Bar Association, attorneys have between a 4% to 17% chance of being sued for malpractice. Legal malpractice consists of negligence that is so egregious that it causes a client significant and provable harm. The attorney you hired may not be committing malpractice, but that does not mean they are good at […]

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Spouses Will No Longer Be Entitled to Deduction for Alimony Payments

Hossein Berenji, Jan 05, 2018

If you are thinking about getting divorced it may be prudent to make a decision in the very near future. A recent change to the tax law will eliminate the deduction for alimony payments for all couples who divorce on or after January 1, 2019. This will not only be a huge financial blow for […]

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Child Custody Overview

Hossein Berenji, Sep 01, 2017

In Tennessee, there is no set age at which a child may absolutely choose which parent that they will get to live with. However, the judge may be able to consider the child’s preference when making a custody determination or changing custody. What’s the rule? Tennessee Code Annotated § 36-6-106 sets out the factors that […]

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Understanding California Spousal Support

Hossein Berenji, Jun 29, 2017

What is Spousal Support?  Spousal support – often referred to as alimony – is generally a court-mandated requirement for one spouse to pay another spouse a set amount of money each month. Domestic partners may also be responsible for partner support at the end of a California domestic partnership. Spousal support may only be awarded […]

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Same Sex Marriages

Hossein Berenji, Oct 02, 2016

As you may know, many people are opposed to same sex marriage. Their argument primarily rests on the traditional definition of a “marriage” as the union between one man and one woman; that is all. This narrow traditional definition, therefore, does not provide for gay and lesbian couples. However, times have changed. We now accept […]

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