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Holiday Co-Parenting with a Scrooge? Tips for Dealing with Takers in Your Life

Co-parenting with a difficult parent during the holidays is dreadful. There are a number of reasons a co-parent can be difficult, be it narcissism or just being a Scrooge. To simplify it, we will classify this co-parent as the “Taker.” Takers are characterized by those who never work with you no matter how much you […]
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New Baby? Need a Will or a Trust?

It’s finally here! The wait is over. I know we have all been anxiously awaiting the release of the most popular baby names for 2019 (the future class of 2037!). Did your new little one’s name make the list? If you welcomed a Charlotte or Liam this year, then your new little one has the […]
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Level-Up Your Holiday Co-Parenting

Holidays are a time of giving, tradition, and spending time with family. When you are co-parenting during these times, an unwilling co-parent can make things stressful.  Rebekkah J. Mouw with Harris Law & Co., gives you 3 ways to “Level-Up” your co-parenting traditions this holiday season with her newest article. Level 1 – Compromise Time […]
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Buzz Word Series: Custody Evaluations When Abuse is Present

From our Buzz Word Series, we know how important it is to “back up” any statements of abuse so that the Court takes your claim seriously. Now that we know the different types of abuse and how those patterns can affect divorce and custody cases, it is time to discuss how we actually prove (or […]
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Confused About ‘Estate Planning’? We Get It.

74% of Americans describe estate planning as ‘confusing’. We get it. The word itself is vague and the tools used are applied differently in different situations. Part of what makes estate planning confusing is the misconception about what it does and who it is for. 47% of Americans believe Estate Planning is only for those […]
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Estate Planning Isn't Just for the Rich

How do the rich get richer? They protect what they have. The secret? You can too. The majority of Americans believe that estate planning is only for the rich and that they don’t need an estate plan. But this view couldn’t be farther from the truth. We get it. The phrase “estate planning” is so […]
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Buzz Word Series: Are You Stuck in a Pattern of Abuse?

Abuse comes in many different forms and looks different in every situation. Once you understand the different types of abuse (check out part 1 of the Buzz Word Series), it is time to determine what pattern of abuse Mr. or Mrs. Wonderful has you in. More importantly, we are looking at categories that your attorney […]
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Buzz Word Series: Abuse & Narcissism in Divorce & Custody Cases

One of my first contentious divorce cases dealt with a gentleman we will call Mr. Wonderful. He held a respectable position in the government while his wife left a position after college to have their child and stay at home to care for their child. Other than my personal experiences with abusive narcissists, this was […]
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How Does the Court Know What Is in the Best Interest of My Child?

You made your children. Made them. From scratch. Now, you are in a custody dispute with your ex and disagree on what is best for your child. This time is stressful enough but is even more stressful if you do not understand the process.  So, how do Courts have the authority to even determine how, […]
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A Win for Our Furry Family Members in the SD Supreme Court

At Harris Law, we encourage giving back to the community and investing ourselves in passion projects that make the world outside our office a better place. For Rebekkah J. Mouw, Family Law attorney, that passion is fostering and volunteering for Almost Home Canine Rescue. But Almost Home Canine Rescue isn’t the only organization that encourages […]
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