Family Law Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Civil Procedure

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Achieving Workable – and Just – ADR Results in Family Law

Mediation, the ADR vehicle most commonly used in family law cases, frequently results in a final settlement – but often only after a marathon session dealing with the many important issues in the lives of family members....more

Appellate Court Notes

Supreme Court Advance Release Opinions: - SC19165 - Dept. of Transportation v. White Oak Corp. - SC19165 Dissent - Dept. of Transportation v. White Oak Corp. Despite a very convoluted history, the essence of...more

Collaborative Divorce Act Passes Senate

In a follow up story to one of our earlier blogs, New Jersey’s Collaborative Law Act passed the Senate unanimously on June 26, 2014. New Jersey will be the eighth state to have enacted collaborative divorce legislation once...more

Show Me the Money! Are You Required to Prove How You Spend Child Support Payments?

Recently, Grammy Award winning rapper Clifford Harris—better known as T.I.—was back in court, but in a turn of events he wasn’t battling his usual criminal charges, instead, Mr. Harris appeared in family court to contest his...more

Attorney Properly Rejects Attorney Fee Arbitration Award by Filing a Small Claims Action

In Giorgianni v. Crowley, the California Court of Appeal for the Sixth District decided a novel question arising under the California Mandatory Fee Arbitration Act for attorney fees disputes. An attorney, John Crowley...more

Top Ten Mistakes when you represent yourself in Family Law Matters

Many people believe that obtaining a divorce or relationship transition without the use of a lawyer is a form driven process. In reality, there are complexities of the law which many people consider when they are in a highly...more

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Respondent's Memorandum of Law In Opposition to Request for Passport and International Move-AwayCalifornia

This is a work for hire. Father sought to obtain a passport for his 3 year-old child to send him to Nigeria to live with Father's sister. Mother asserts that she would have no recourse against Father if child went to...more

Testifying On The Witness Stand

Ever wonder what to tell your client when they are going to be on the witness stand? This may help. ...more

How You Divorce Is Of No Small Importance

Collaborative divorce allows you and your partner to discuss and effectively work through the issues in your divorce, if not amicably, then at least with civility. Many collaborative lawyers have been through difficult...more

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