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Divorce and Business Ownership

The thing they don’t tell you about Cupid’s arrow is how big the exit wound is. A few facts about divorce in the U.S.: Almost 50 percent of all marriages will end in divorce or separation 41 percent of all first marriages ...

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Family Reunited

I am very pleased to have had a recent client success story published on the Clio Blog. The post was in honor of #BeKindToLawyersDay. Here is my excertped story from the post: “Less than a month ago, I began ...

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The Road to Litigation; Should it be the One Less Traveled By?

What are some considerations to remember when deciding whether to litigate? Lawyers are problem solvers for people, for businesses, and for other organizations and entities. While sometimes lawyers are not engaged until a ...

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A Checklist for Buying or Selling a Business

Okay, maybe you’re not considering buying a zoo, but 2017 will see the buying and selling of multitudes of new businesses. Will you be one to invest in a privately-owned business? Or, is now the right time to divest ...

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Commercial Leasing – Mind Your Business

Let’s say you’re a budding entrepreneur with a cutting-edge idea for a technological widget that has never even been conceived of or produced before. Or perhaps you’ve finally found the time and finances to expand the ...

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Paternity Out of Wedlock

Paternity Out of Wedlock

Paternity “Paternity,” “the state of being someone’s father”; refers to the father of a child. There have been many well-known instances of men sued for paternity of a child born “out of wedlock” with ...

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Contracts as Communication

Contracts

Contracts as Communication Consider the connotations aligned with the words “contract.” They’re drawing up a contract.  Did you sign that contract?  It’s not spelled out in the contract. Have you even read through ...

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Contract Negotiations-Jonathan Schmidt, Cedar Rapids Lawyer

Employment Contracts

The Over-the-Top and the Practical In my last blog post, I explained “at-will employment,” the principle that states employers in almost all states, including Iowa, have the right to terminate employees at any time, for ...

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Orange is the New Fired?

What “At-Will Employment” Means for the Workplace Employees at a law firm in Florida found out the hard way what “at-will employment” means. Fourteen employees of the Elizabeth R. Wellborn law firm in Deerfield Beach ...

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Custody of a Child – How it Works

Whether parents are getting a divorce or were never married to begin with, custody of a child is an issue of great importance to parents. If parents can cooperate and reach an agreement concerning the parenting of their ...

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