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How to Handle an Ex Who’s Also Your Roommate

Moving in together is an exciting time. You’re full of love and can’t wait to spend as much time together as possible. But breakups are the exact opposite. Whether the separation is because of betrayal and mistrust, or just hurt feelings, your ex is usually the last person you want to see. Alternatively, maybe you

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postnuptial agreement

What Is A Postnuptial Agreement?

You’ve probably heard of a prenuptial agreement, in which the two parties entering into marriage sign a contract detailing what belongs to whom, and what is owed to each party in the event of a separation or divorce. Most people prefer to sign such a contract before the wedding to give them peace of mind

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executor

What Does an Executor Actually Do?

When someone has a will drawn up and notarized, detailing what will happen to all their property after their death, they will usually specify in the document who will act as the executor of the will. If the document does not specify an executor, the court will appoint one. But what does it even mean

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Wills, Trusts, & Probate

How Long Does the Divorce Process Take?

How long the does the divorce process take? That depends on a lot of factors, including how complicated the division of assets is (how many assets, children, pets, etc.) and how well you two cooperate in the divorce process. If one spouse decides they want to drag it out, they can make it last years.

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Best Interests of the Children

How Are the “Best Interests of the Children” Determined?

When a couple with children decides to get divorced, the first question is usually: how will it affect the children? In most cases, everyone wants what’s best for the children, including the court, but what, exactly, does that mean? And how does a court determine what’s in the best interests of the children? Ideally, the

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Who Gets to Keep the House

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 its value, but for sentimental reasons, or

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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 clerked for the Honorable Ken Karohl, Court of Appeals, Eastern Missouri. Barbara then joined as

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child support

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 calculated based on the estimated costs of caring for and raising a child. While

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problem tenant

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 issues prove more challenging, so we’ve come up with some tips on the best

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renting

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 (or sometimes unspecified) amount of time. It’s tricky,

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