How to Derail Your Attorney (Part 1 of 4)


Take a moment to think about the reason you hire an attorney. To protect your interests, to guide you through the legal system, to advise you on important decisions, etc. Are you listening to your attorney? Are you trusting your attorney’s input or dismissing it without considering their thoughts? Here are some ways you can quickly […]

What Happens if My Ex Files Bankruptcy?


You may panic if you receive a bankruptcy notice from your ex in the mail. So what happens if they try to discharge an amount owed for child support or alimony? In short, generally, nothing will change. During the bankruptcy process, a trustee is assigned to the case to examine all financial aspects of debts, assets, […]

How to Co-Parent Successfully


Good co-parenting requires both parties to have their children’s best interest in mind. It’s not just avoiding mistakes like those listed in the previous article, but also being committed to supporting your children and being unified as parents even though you are no longer together. Dr. Phil has made some suggestions for good co-parenting: Sit down with your ex […]

How NOT to Co-Parent


Co-parenting can be a difficult adjustment, for both yourself and your children. You may still be emotional about the split, and it can be difficult to not let those emotions get in the way of your ability to co-parent. As tempting as it may be to have your children take sides or do things to get […]

How to Handle Religious Differences with Your Ex-Spouse


Even if you and your spouse maintained the same religious views while you were married, often times after divorce your ideas may drift apart. This can cause contention in a co-parenting relationship as you may end up on opposing ends of the religious spectrum. Tension may grow as you both try to parent in accordance with what […]

Meet Our Attorneys


At Burton Law Firm, family law is all we do. That means the attorneys at our office have years of experience in assisting clients with the things that matter. We have handled numerous cases for our clients ranging from simple to complex. Divorce with or without children, high asset or no assets, long term or short term […]

Post-Divorce Parenting Tips


It’s easy to get swept up in the wake that follows divorce. Although you now have separate households, you still share parenting responsibilities. Parenting decisions still have to be made, you still have to compromise, and you need to remain aware of how decisions make an impact on your children. Don’t Pretend Nothing Happened If you intentionally […]

Did Your Ex Claim Your Child on Their Taxes?


The matter of which party gets to claim a child on their taxes has been a hot topic this month at our firm. Though in some cases the decree may simply state which party gets to claim the child in accordance with it being an even or odd year, it can often get more complicated. As you […]

Why Does My Attorney Want to Settle?


It may feel like a slap in the face if your attorney comes to you with a settlement offer from the other party, especially if your case is on the road to trial. The offer may catch you by surprise. Settlement offers may be made throughout a family law case, whether early on, or just before […]

Meet Our Paralegals


At Burton Law Firm, we pride ourselves on our ability to offer exceptional client care. A large part of our ability to have such a high level of client care is because of our outstanding paralegals. Your paralegal will have a large role in your case, so we feel it’s important to be familiar with them […]