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Tips for cutting costs in the process of divorce

Legal fees linked to divorce and separation can escalate quickly, but there are many strategies that can lessen your costs and ensure the procedure will not strain finances unnecessarily.
Consult with a lawyer before acting.
It is very important obtain legal services early and to find out your rights and obligations before investing in any settlement or contract. Varying an order (obtaining the court to improve an order) that will not represent your real living circumstances is a costly and onerous undertaking.
Be reasonable.
Communicate with your partner in a constructive way, and be ready to compromise. The separation procedure is not designed to be punitive, neither is it advisable to activate in retaliation. The courts frown with this kind of behaviour. If you are able to negotiate together with your former partner or spouse, the amount will be reduced by you of time a lawyer must spend advocating in your stead. Parties that are struggling to acknowledge all issues (for instance, spousal support) may be in a position to arrived at an agreement about much less contentious problems, such as for example property division.
Look to other styles of dispute quality, such as mediation.
Although you might want your entire day in court, be aware that you're often paying your attorney to sit and await your issue to be heard. It is a costly workout, considering the present backlog of the Ontario family members court system; events can (and perform) wait a long time to be noticed and are also at the mercy of being rescheduled if issues run long. Mediation may be used to facilitate negotiated settlements with the help of a neutral alternative party mediator. This enables the ongoing parties to regulate the decision-making process. Generally, mediation offers no drawback (other than the price of the mediator, and attorneys should they go to) in that this is a voluntary procedure that will not impact courtroom proceedings should parties neglect to reach an contract. Further, mediators are qualified listeners cognizant of energy imbalances and may often develop a level playing industry where like imbalances exist.
Talk to your lawyer efficiently.
Lawful fees are billed inside six-minute increments. Think about the right time it requires your lawyer to learn and respond to a contact. In some instances, a scheduled mobile call might be more an inexpensive solution to address your questions. When speaking with your lawyer, be to-the-point and concise.
Seek professional support.
Your lawyer can be your source and advocate for legal expertise, not your therapist or counsellor. Hourly rates for expert counselling are less than hourly lawful fees and so are often included in extended health plans. If you don’t have extended health advantages even, it is less expensive to go over the emotional areas of your situation with a psychologist or some other counselling professional than together with your lawyer.
Consider unbundled services.
Along with offering comprehensive legal solutions, we at Feldstein Family members Law Team can act on a restricted retainer basis, or provide what exactly are referred to as “unbundled” legal solutions. We can trainer and prepare our customers to attend court by themselves behalf. We also offer you drafting services to greatly help clients prepare components by themselves. See http://www.kernsandsims.com/ to find out more on the many service options you can expect. It is very important remember that while unbundled solutions provide a compromise between possibly prohibitive legal expenses and the issue of navigating the lawful system, there exists a significant danger to representing yourself in courtroom.
Use in any agreement or even order the techniques for resolving potential disagreements together with your former spouse.
Finally, whether you decide to use the ongoing services of an attorney or proceed by yourself, make sure to have contained in any kind of agreement or order the techniques for resolving future disagreements together with your former spouse. As mentioned above, using alternative types of dispute resolution, such as for example mediation or collaboration, can provide a substantial reduction in legal charges, and parties are smart to include dispute quality strategies apart from the courts within their agreements.

Oculus Rift and HTC Vive: virtual reality remains so near and yet so far

VR is heralded as the next big thing, but there’s reason to question whether this technology will ever become a must-have

This year is being presented as the time that virtual reality (VR) goes mainstream, with consumer pre-orders of Oculus Rift and HTC Vive dominating the headlines at recent tech events. The Consumer Electronics Show and Mobile World Congress have also been packed with eager marketers keen to get their hands on what they think might be the next big thing.

VR innovations certainly look set to grab headlines for the foreseeable future but it’s worth taking a step back and getting some perspective – the true mainstreaming of VR is still some years off and there’s reason to question whether the technology has the potential to ever be a must-have.

Related: What does virtual reality mean for advertising in 2016?

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Marketers should be hunting for a perfect product, not influencers

Using the Kardashians and Rihannas of this world can bring reach and exposure, but they don’t build a marketplace

Recently, Rihanna tweeted a picture of herself listening to her new album, Anti, on what looked like a cross between headphones and a crown. The golden and crystal gadget in question, designed by Dolce & Gabbana and priced at $9,000 (£6,215), sold out within 24 hours.

For those working in the business of taste, this was no surprise. While it is unclear whether Rihanna was actually endorsing the headphones, it is an accepted marketing practice for companies to send their products to celebrities and bloggers, then sit back and watch the likes and, some claim, sales roll in.

The formula linking the complexity of social influence to sales doesn’t exist. But this doesn’t seem to worry marketers.

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Why I Only Stay at 5-Star Hotels

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My Biggest Regret In Life: Going to College

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Ignore the naysayers, 2016 could be Twitter's best year yet

The social media platform is poised to offer advertisers real value – as long as they recognise it’s about content now, not just tweeting

It’s fair to say that Twitter hasn’t had the best press recently and if you look around at the dozens of 2016 advertising predictions you won’t find many suggesting that its luck is going to change soon. But I beg to differ. Yes, it is going through something of a perception crisis, but underneath the headlines the platform is well-placed to have its best year. Advertisers should look beyond the sensationalised doom and gloom to see the real potential on offer, but doing so means rethinking some key points.

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Why I Spend $9,847.37 on Food Each Month

If you and I have the chance to eat a meal together, I’ll pick up the tab. In fact, I pay for a lot of meals. I calculated my average food and restaurant expenditures, and found out that I was spending $9,847.37 per month! A long time ago, I learned the power [...]

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How Long Does It Take to Get 20k Website Visitors Per Month?

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Marketing at the Super Bowl 50 – go hard or go home

The sporting event offers advertisers a huge platform, but without serious commitment, marketers are better spending their budget elsewhere

As the Super Bowl 50 approaches, marketers should be wary of pouring their time and energy into half-hearted real-time marketing attempts to hijack the day, because just like on the pitch itself, it’s a case of go hard or go home.

The 2015 Super Bowl had an average domestic audience of 114.4 million people (expanding to 160 million globally), making it the most-watched broadcast in the history of US television, with 118.5 million tuning in for the Pepsi-sponsored half-time show starring Katy Perry. The event certainly gets people talking, with more than 28.4m tweets sent and more than 65 million people posting, commenting or at least liking something about the 2015 game on Facebook. Viewership numbers are impressive, but to give it some context, the Fifa World Cup final in 2014 attracted over a billion viewers and, in this world of multi-channel television, only a 47.5% share of US TV ratings.

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