Who Gets to Keep the House?

Who gets to keep the house is often one of the most highly contested aspects of a divorce. Not only is it the largest piece of marital property, but it’s also where the couple made a home together. Many people might want to keep the house, not for … [Continue reading]

Sherer Law Offices To Celebrate 25 Years In Practice

Sherer Law Offices celebrated their 25th anniversary of their practice in April. The owner of the firm and principal attorney, Barbara L. Sherer, received her J.D. from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis in 1987. After graduation, she … [Continue reading]

What Does Child Support Cover?

If you’re getting divorced (or thinking about getting divorced) you may be wondering how much you can expect to pay (or receive) in child support payments. Unlike alimony, which is based on a percentage of each spouse’s income, child support is … [Continue reading]

You’re Getting Married and Your Future Spouse Has an Adopted Child, What Does This Mean for You?

While getting married and having kids is great, and relatively straightforward from a legal perspective, life doesn’t always go that smoothly. Sometimes the kids come before marriage, whether from a prior relationship or through adoption. So what … [Continue reading]

What to Do When You Have a Problem Tenant

It’s the situation every landlord dreads: you have a signed lease with a tenant for your property, they’re all moved in, and now they’re causing problems. Depending on the severity of the issues, a simple conversation is all that’s needed. Other … [Continue reading]

The Basics of Renting from a Landlord’s Perspective

Renting out or subleasing a space can be a great way to make a little extra cash, but it can also be a hassle. You’re the one who is ultimately responsible for the space, and yet you’re essentially inviting a stranger to live there for a specified … [Continue reading]

Defining Domestic Violence: Are You Living In An Abusive Home?

The idea that we may be living in an abusive home can be a tough reality to face. When we love the people who don’t treat us as well as they should, it can be easy to make excuses for them, or even blame ourselves for their behavior. In fact, … [Continue reading]

How Do I Provide for a Special Needs Child in My Will?

For anyone who has a child or dependent with special needs, leaving that child unprotected and unprovided for is a nightmare that can result in many sleepless nights for parents. As parents, the ideal scenario is that we teach our children to be … [Continue reading]

Can I Start Dating During a Divorce?

Even though you and your spouse have decided to call it quits, dating during a divorce can be very tricky and should be approached with caution because it can come with serious legal consequences. First of all, be especially careful if there are … [Continue reading]

What’s the Difference Between Separation and Divorce?

The main difference between separation and divorce is that, when you’re separated, you are still legally married to your spouse. While separations often lead to divorce, divorce is not inevitable once a couple decides to separate. Some couples take … [Continue reading]

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