Which Parent Can Claim a Child On Their Tax Returns?

When parents are not married (after a divorce or when they have a child outside of marriage), the question arises every year before April 15th – Which parent is able to claim the joint child as a dependency exemption for income tax purposes? Gloria E. Bogen has been practicing Family Law for over 33 years… Read more »

What is Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and Do I Have to Participate?

The family law attorneys at Dudley and Smith, P.A. have taken mediation training and have participated in all of the below listed types of alternative dispute resolution to move their cases through to resolution.  In almost every instance, the parties to a divorce or custody case are required to submit their case to some form of ADR… Read more »