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Grey Marriage + Grey Divorce = Financial Elder Abuse?

The phenomenon of “grey divorce”- the term referring to the demographic trend of an increasing divorce rate for older (“grey haired”) couples – has been in the news since 2013, when Bowling Green State University in Ohio...more

Education Update, No. 2 - April 2013: Keeping Your Students Safe From Child Abductions

A loud, beeping Amber Alert and accompanying visual banner filled the homes and screens of area television viewers on the evening of January 14, 2013, announcing the abduction of a five-year-old student from a Philadelphia...more

When Should I Call a Lawyer?

You don’t need a lawyer for everything, but there are a few times in life when hiring a lawyer is a necessity....more

Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc

Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc. "After this, therefore because of this..."...more

Res Judicata - latin terms explained in English

How to say Res Judicata and why it matters to you....more

Hiring a Private Eye.

How and when to hire a PI. What to give them when you do...more

Red Flag Representation

How to spot a potentially difficult client....more

10 Annoying Client Traits

On the heels of 10 annoying things attorneys do comes 10 annoyances that clients commit....more

10 Annoying Attorney Traits

10 bad habits of attorneys...more

Do I NEED a Lawyer?

If you are asking yourself, or others, if you need an attorney, You Do!...more

Legal Byte: After a parent sexually abuses his daughter should the courts grant him custody of his sons?

Legal Byte: After a parent sexually abuses his daughter should the courts grant him custody of his sons? Find out what California courts have to say....more

New York High Court Issues New Decisions

Steven Getman attorney reports that the New York State Court of Appeals has issued a number of new decisions this week on several important issues in civil and criminal law. * * * * * * * * * * Steven Getman Attorney Steven...more

What Do Lawyers Do

A list of the different types of areas an attorney might practice with a detailed description of what a client can expect from his attorney under those practice areas....more

More Fun With FaceBook

Here, are two recently reported stories highlighting the vagaries of FaceBook and other such social media outlets. First, enter Dana Thornton. Apparently, she was not fond of her ex-boyfriend and decided to create a...more

The Double-Dip Recession is Here - Top 10 Ways It Will Affect You

We're definitely in a double-dip recession, and it will affect consumers clients in divorce, credit cards, bankruptcy, real estate, traffic tickets, job discrimination, litigation, immigration, wills and crime....more

Helfand Highlights

Helfand Highlights Newsletter from January 2011...more

Finding Photos and Images for Your Law Blog - Free and Fast.

Finding photos and images to use on your blog can be difficult, if you don't want to pay for them and you don't want to infringe on another's copyright. Here's how to find high quality photos and images to use on your...more

The criminal trespass statute in Massachusetts; how you can address trespassing on your property

There may be someone that you don’t ever want to enter your property again. Or there may be someone you don’t want to enter your property at all, even once. In Massachusetts, there is a way to make it a criminal act if a...more

Advice for Parents : What To Look For In a Day Care Center?

Working parents have many challenge. One such challenge is to find a good day care center for their children while they are at work. ...more

Controversy Over Vaccines and Autism Continues

This past February, the United States Court of Federal Claims in Washington, DC handed down decisions in three test cases concerning childhood vaccinations and Autism. Their ruling was that vaccines, specifically the MMR...more

Strategy for Dealing with Sex Offenders In Your Neighborhood - Open Up a Day Care Center

While not attempting to defend sex offenders or predators at all, there is a real issue as follows: Where should sex offenders / predators reside? How do residency requirements / restriction laws hold up against home...more

Divorce In Tennessee - A Start

A summary of what to expect during divorce in Tennessee at the initial steps....more

Hiring an Investigator, what you need to know

No matter what type of law you practice, the chances are that you will need or have needed the services of an investigator. The questions you should ask are, "How do I find one?" "I really did not like the last person I...more

Hiring a Private Investigator...what you need to know

Hiring a professional private investigator is not as easy as you might think, there are many things for you to know and take into consideration. This article outlines what to look for when you need a private investigator....more

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