Stacking the Deck in Your Favor


1. File First. The spouse that files first controls much of how the agenda of the case is prescribed. The party that files the complaint is the one that can present evidence first and who has the opportunity to file for temporary orders. In doing so, the spouse that files first frequently has the first and last word before the court has a chance to rule.

If you have been served with a complaint for divorce, it’s not the end of the world. Retaining quality counsel can outweigh these factors. In addition, the responding party can have the final word, if the filing party elects not to ask the court for an opportunity for a rebuttal.

2. Watch all Joint Bank Accounts and Credit Cards. The last thing you want to have happen is to have your spouse clean out the accounts and rack up credit card debt when you turn your back or let your guard down. Chances are, if your getting divorced, you’ve already started to think about it months in advance so keep this issue in mind when you develop your strategy.

3. Do Not Contact Your Ex. It is recommended that you not contact your ex (especially if relations are poor) once the complaint or petition for divorce has been filed. If your ex should attempt to harass, humiliate, coerce or threaten you after the proceedings have begun, call your lawyer right away. She will likely be able to obtain a restraining order which can prohibit the other party from contacting you.


Debt Relief Services

Debt Relief Services

“I’d Rather Go to Bed Without Supper Than Rise in Debt” ~ Benjamin Franklin

The decision to reach out for help with your debt is not one that’s easy to make. You were raised to “do the right thing” and you are desperate for debt solutions, but now it’s nearly unbearable. You struggle along while your creditors are turning up the heat. And now you’re at the point where the late fees, penalties and interest expense make it impossible to keep your head above water.

Ask yourself this. If you could eliminate your debt without permanently damaging your credit, why wouldn’t you?

With millions of Americans in debt, its understandable that various debt relief options have become more and more popular.

The important thing to consider as you review your debt relief options, is to understand the various benefits that different debt relief solutions provide, as well as the impact that debt relief may have on your personal credit.

We are ready to answer your tough questions and help you evaluate all of your options so that you can make an informed decision regarding your particular circumstances. While many people struggle with the same financial problems, no two situations are the same and we have the knowledge, compassion and understanding to assist you during these difficult times.


Tax Service

Tax Service

Income Tax Preparation

We provide computerized income tax preparation, electronic filing and refund loans. In addition, audit assistance and free review of income tax returns are also part of our commitment to service.

Don’t make the mistake of having your return prepared by a cookie-cutter tax preparation service franchise. Not only are you assured that your return will be prepared by and/or reviewed by a CPA, but you can have the comfort of knowing that attorney-client privilege protects all aspects of your tax return.

Tax Debt Settlement Assistance

Don’t let the IRS ruin your life. Unpaid taxes can result in liens and levys including but not limited to bank accounts,wages and real estate. We can help you resolve these issues and settle your tax debt once and for all. There are many different settlement programs available. Please contact us to discuss which one is right for you.

• Offers in Compromise

• Innocent Spouse Relief

• IRS Authorized Payments Plans

• Penalty Abatement Service

• IRS Hardship/Uncollectable Status