To Clear Up Some Questions on Licenses…

Bradley Software Logo - SquareIn years past, our software licenses were offered on a calendar year subscription basis, renewable in January (usually) at a substantial discount. The calendar year license originated in the fact that child support guidelines were revised (or impacted) at least annually by changes in the law, tax rates, etc.

Since calendar year licensing left some subscribers with a “short year” (if, for example, they signed up in May, and only got 7 months of program access), early last year we decided to extend all 2013 (and subsequent) licenses to a full 12 months from date of purchase. We also decided to make all major updates in a program immediately available to current license holders for that program.

Therefore, your license may be close to expiring, or it may have several months yet to run  (depending on when you purchased or last renewed your subscription).

Once your license expires, of course, the programs will no longer function or be updated. We have implemented the longer license term to avoid the unfair “short year” license  and to provide the lawyers and judges who depend on Bradley Software the best service available.

Don’t worry, our programs will warn you 15 days before your license expires. If you click on the renewal option in the warning screen, you will be invited to renew your license for another 12 months at a substantial discount off our normal prices.

If you should miss the expiration date (yeah, we know it happens), our software will continue to offer you the opportunity to renew your license and restore 12 month functionality during an additional period of 5 days beyond the expiration date (and will apply a somewhat smaller discount!).

If you should ignore the second renewal period, and later renew your license, the data files created during all prior periods of valid licensure will remain on your computer and be usable when you install an updated current version of the program.

To obtain your discount for the 2014 subscription, just go to the Bradley Software website (, click on “Purchase” at the top of the page,  enter your most recent Order Number in the Promo Code blank, and select your 2014 programs.

Just as in past years, when you renew your license, you will receive a confirmation email containing your Registration Code (composed of your Order Number and a Keycode pertaining to the programs you have licensed).  You should then:

A)   Download and install the programs you have selected (to ensure that you have the latest updates), and

B)    Enter your Registration Code (shown in your confirmation email) in either one of two ways:

1)    Click on the “Register programs” link in the confirmation email, OR

2)    Start the program(s) and select “Enter Registration Code” from the screen presented, and then follow the instructions.

Please note that if your 2013 license has not yet expired, you can go ahead and download the 2014 versions of our programs. You may install them without cost and they will be fully functional during the remainder of your present license period.  

In a nutshell, any of our current programs are available upon issue to all currently licensed subscribers for that program. While Bradley Software programs are not “purchased” by our subscribers, the license to use one or more of the programs is valid for a full 12 months from the date of purchase.

About Brad Short

CEO : Bradley Software; Of Counsel at Short, Borth & Thilges, Attorneys at Law, LLC, Overland Park, Kansas. Born Birmingham, Alabama, December 27, 1941; admitted to bar,1966, Kansas and U.S. District Court, District of Kansas; 1975, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; 1976, U.S. Supreme Court. Education: University of Colorado (B.A., 1963; J.D., 1966). Contributing Author, Practitioner's Guide to Kansas Family Law, Kansas Bar Association, 1997. Listed in: The Best Lawyers in America, Family Law, every year from 1987 through 2013. Member, Technology Advisory Committee, Kansas Judicial Council, 1991-1998. Member: Bourbon County, 1966-1977 (President, 1970-1971), Johnson County (Member: Ethics and Grievance Committee, 1984-1998; Family Law Bench/Bar Committee, 1984-), Kansas and American (Vice-Chair, Solo Practitioners and Small Firms Committee, Economics of Law Practice Section, 1984-1985) Bar Associations; Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, 1974-1984 (State Treasurer, 1975-76; Member, Board of Governors, 1974-1984). Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1994-2013 . Practice areas: Family Law.
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