Do same sex couples have the same legal rights as other couples?
What are the steps of an appeal?
What is Opting Out?
How is litigation involving spouses handled in Arizona?
Is a trial my only option during a divorce?
Fighting for Education Rights: Equal Justice for Pregnant and Parenting Students
Who pays attorney fees in a divorce proceeding?
Should I Get a Job While Going Through My Divorce? Can I Quit My Job?
If I wasn't happy with my lawyer, can I appeal and show evidence I wanted to present?
Can my ex-spouse see our children if he/she does not pay the court ordered child support?
End Game in the Fight Over Same Sex Marriage?
What is Mediation?
Can I collect my judgment if the other side is appealing?
What do we do with the children once the divorce action is filed?
Can I complete my divorce without a trial?
Can I appeal a dissolution?
What is a Resolution Management Conference?
What is an appeal and how do I know if I should appeal?
What is a petition for dissolution of marriage and what does it mean to serve the petition?
How long will it take for my divorce to be final and how much will it cost?
A trust is not a trust if the “trustee” alone holds legal title to the subject property and alone possesses the entire beneficial/equitable interest. Instead, he owns the subject property outright and free of trust, all...more
The civil portion of the Illinois Supreme Court’s argument docket for the January term begins tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m. in the Court’s temporary courtroom on the 18th floor of the Michael A. Bilandic Building, 160 N....more
On November 5, 2013, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), issued an unpublished decision reversing the denial of an adjustment application and holding that the respondent was not required to obtain an employment...more
Inherent in a trustee’s discretionary authority to make a distribution of trust property outright and free of trust to a permissible beneficiary of the trust may well be the authority to distribute the property instead to...more
Kathi Sandweiss, an Appellate attorney at Phoenix Arizona's Business Law Firm Jaburg & Wilk, P.C. talks about appealing a divorce decree . She also talks about kinds of things that are typically appealed in divorce such as...more
Legal links of interest for the week ending March 15, 2013
Friday, March 15, 2013
by Steven J. Getman, Esq.
Attorney Steven Getman reports on some of the stories about courts, the law and lawyers in the news this past...more
On January 8, 2013, the Michigan Court of Appeals, in a two-to-one decision, held that the Michigan Civil Service Commission could extend eligibility in the State Health Plan to “other eligible adult individuals” (OEAI) who...more
For those U.S. taxpayers who are married to non-residents there is a new form of marriage penalty if the spouses filed joint returns. To be eligible to file joint returns an election must be made with the first joint return...more
In This Issue:
Court of Appeals Reverses Appellate Division, Holds that EchoStar’s Equipment Purchases Qualified as Sales for Resale; Appellate Court Holds Electronic Messaging Services Subject to Sales Tax; ALJ Finds...more
This morning, the Illinois Supreme Court announced that it will issue four more civil opinions on Friday morning to close out 2012. The upcoming decisions deal with issues as diverse as res judicata and absolute immunity,...more
KMTG is continuing our series reviewing new legislation. Unless noted otherwise, the new laws take effect January 1, 2013.
Gifted & Talented Program — AB 2491 -
Current law evidences the Legislature’s intent to...more
KMTG will be issuing a series of updates on new legislation signed by Governor Brown. All laws become effective January 1, 2013, unless otherwise stated.
Assembly Bill 1909 -
The primary focus of Assembly Bill...more
This past Friday, the United States Supreme Court announced that it would consider whether the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unlawfully denies benefits to gay and lesbian couples who are married in states that allow such...more
On February 1, 2012, the new Wills and Succession Act (“WSA”) came into force, consolidating succession legislation in Alberta. The legislation – as originally unveiled - included significant amendments to portions of the...more
Prompted by many inquiries from employers about recent significant developments in workplace laws, Lane Powell provides the following overview on the Marriage Equality Act and the recreational marijuana initiative passed by...more
Access to funds – for living expenses and attorney’s fees – is often a challenge for a stay-at-home spouse or domestic partner during a dissolution. The working spouse or partner continues to have income and the ability to...more
On October 17, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) proposed updates to existing regulations to make it easier for spouses or partners who do not work outside of the home to qualify for credit cards. The...more
In November 2011, a new Illinois law became effective that allows Illinois born adult adoptees to obtain non-certified copies of their birth certificates from the Illinois Department of Public Health. Adoptees must be at...more
Significant changes came into effect on January 1, 2012, regarding the treatment of pension benefits of Ontario members who go through a breakdown of their spousal relationships. The new regime is a big improvement over the...more
Covered employers must provide paid sick leave to employees and equal health benefits to employees' life partners.
On July 1, two new ordinances went into effect in Philadelphia; both will affect employers that contract...more
Many couples going through marital separations (divorce) have interests in foreign assets. Often these are dual nationals who have interests in family businesses in their country of origin, but regardless of the source of the...more
More often than not, spouses name each other as beneficiaries on various testamentary documents. Through inadvertence, oversight, or just bad timing (i.e., dying too fast) they often do not get around to removing a former...more
Giddyap! It's been a short week, but we have tons to talk about in the labor and employment law world!
Thinking out loud about the impact of yesterday's DOMA decision on the Family and Medical Leave Act. The U.S. Court...more
From time to time, a question will arise about the necessity of obtaining spousal consent in connection with the purchase or sale of a security. Interestingly, California declares it unlawful for any agent or broker-dealer...more
Illinois currently has no equivalent of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act. Soon, it may. And unlike the FMLA, the proposed Illinois leave law would allow civil union partners the same leave entitlements currently...more
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