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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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]

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