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Douglas Shaun Kepanis

Douglas Kepanis’s Legal Guides

13 total


  • HIgh Profile Divorce

    In the case of celebrities or professional athletes, choosing the right divorce or family support law firm means not only ensuring your legal rights are protected, but that your public persona remains as untarnished as possible. In most instances, staying out of court and negotia...

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  • Child Custody and Divorce

    When parents are unable to reach a child custody arrangement through negotiation or mediation, the Family Court or Supreme Court will render a decision with regard to the custody arrangement for the children. The court will consider a number of factors to come to a decision that ...

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  • Child Support and Divorce

    Child support amounts may be agreed upon by both parents or may be ordered by a judge if parents are unable to reach an agreement. When determined by the court, it's calculated based on a specific formula. Based on a child's unique needs, however, the courts have the discretion t...

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  • Equitable Distribution - Dividing Marital Property

    If you're considering divorce, you may wonder what will happen to property and assets that you and your spouse have acquired before or during your marriage. Many states follow the principle of equitable distribution. This does not mean equal distribution, but rather fair distribu...

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  • Keeping a Family Business Intact During Divorce

    How spouses handle a divorce can determine the success or failure of a family business. A family business is often the most valuable asset in a couples estate, and therefore the subject of heated disputes. Family businesses often have emotional as well as financial value to spous...

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  • Same Sex Divorce

    Its not just heterosexual couples who struggle with the agony of divorce. With same-sex marriage legal in New York, that also means gay couples are subject to one of the same devastating situations that straight couples are: the reality of divorce. Its never easy when a marriage ...

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  • Creative Ideas in Divorce

    There has been a trend recently (since the recession) of spouses living together after their divorce. Basically, this sets up a win-win for the spouses and the children as the kids remain in the house they grew up in and have both parents still there for them. Typically, the 'vis...

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  • Modifying Your Divorce Agreement

    Changes are a normal part of life. What originally worked in your divorce agreement may no longer work for you due to a substantial and unforeseen change in circumstances. You or your ex-spouse may lose a job, your child's needs may change, or some other substantial change may oc...

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  • Divorce Support Groups

    Divorce produces a wide range of emotions. Although some people experience relief and a newfound feeling of freedom, anger, grief and guilt are more common reactions to a failed marriage. A divorce can also leave you without your old support group. Old friends who built their rel...

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  • How the NFL lockout of 2011 affected child support

    After the hoopla of the Super Bowl died down in February of this year, the attention ofNFLfans turned collectively to the impending lockout. Despite the valiant efforts of the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) and the owners of the thirty-two (32) teams, the attempts at negotiating...

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