Read Family Law updates, news, and legal commentary from leading lawyers and law firms:
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?
What is spousal maintenance and how is it determined in Arizona?
Protecting Separate Property in Arizona: Basic Principles
How Can I Make the Most Out of the First Meeting?
Can I appeal my divorce case?
Civilized Divorce through Mediation
Yours, Mine and Ours (not yet!): An Update on the Patentability of Human Genes
Same-Sex Marriage Cases in 90 Seconds
Tom Cruise's Divorce Lawyer: Money Motivates Quick Settlements
Allen Matkins Sponsors CASA Hispanic Advisory Council Art Workshop for Kids
It has become increasingly important for both businesses and individuals to receive payments that are due to them. Debtors are often delinquent in paying for goods, services or other financial obligations. When a debtor...more
Tomorrow morning, the Illinois Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Schultz v. Performance Lighting, Inc., which poses an important question for domestic relations law: must a Withholding Notice under the Income...more
The most obvious use of an asset search is when a client is injured in an automobile accident client or personal injury case. The attorney representing his clients must use due diligence to determine whether the person or...more
The Supreme Court in U.S. v. Windsor held that the federal Defense of Marriage Act’s (DOMA) section defining marriage as between a man and woman is unconstitutional because it violates the Fifth Amendment’s equal protection...more
An asset search is usually a nationwide search of public records and records that are not readily available to the public, for the purpose of locating real estate or personal property of a person or corporate entity together...more
When looking to conduct an asset search, it is important to carefully choose a qualified asset search company to assist you. The internet has become second nature for the majority, making it easy for someone to create a...more
Lawyers and other professionals contact our office every day and ask whether it is permissible for an asset search company or private investigator to conduct bank, stock, bond or mutual fund account searches on a subject. The...more
When looking to conduct an asset search, it is important to carefully choose a qualified asset search company to assist you. The internet has become second nature to the majority, making it simple for anyone to create a...more
As an attorney who has been conducting asset searches for other attorneys for over 20 years, I am repeatedly contacted or approached by lawyers and other professionals and asked whether it is permissible for a...more
“CYA” or otherwise referred to as, cover your ass, is my recommendation to those of you who are employed in the personal injury, collections, divorce or corporate due diligence professions. For to satisfy ones due diligence...more
On November 12, 1999, President Clinton signed the “Financial Services Modernization Act” into law, which made conducting bank account searches by asset search companies impermissible and a federal crime as you could no...more
Legal Byte: Objecting to your own discovery responses? Can a person, after he/she has provided responses to discovery under oath, object to his/her own responses as vague and ambiguous? ...more
"CYA" or otherwise referred to as, cover your ass, is my recommendation for those of you who are involved in the personal injury, collections, divorce or corporate due diligence professions. To satisfy one's due diligence is...more
This Ebook is a wonderful source to learn about what an asset search is and how to conduct one to satisfy your due diligence. Find out why it is critical to perform an asset search in every personal injury, divorce,...more
Fidelity Dodges New Jersey ERISA Lawsuit
by Gary S. Young on September 12, 2012
Fidelity Management Co. recently obtained a dismissal of a New Jersey class-action lawsuit over the fees that it charged to divide the...more
In California a person who is not a party to a contract containing a mandatory arbitration clause may still be compelled to arbitrate whether that non-signatory is a plaintiff or a defendant. ...more
Southpac is a trust company that operates in several non-U.S. jurisdictions, including the Cook Islands and Nevis. Not by coincidence, the Cook Islands and Nevis have aggressive asset protection laws that seek to attract...more
A good part of the American dream and the largest single asset many people own is their home.
Whether shelter or showpiece, the sanctuary it provides and the investment we make in our homes is among the largest in the...more
New California case summary--a trustee cannot condition a distribution on the beneficiary providing a release or waiver of liability....more
Proposed legislation for the 2011 Oregon legislative session....more
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
There are 1.3 million lawyers on LinkedIn as of December 2009, and if you're not one of them, you're missing out on a huge business development opportunity.
This checklist takes you through how to Create your profile,...more
A HotDocs form created for providing a list of witnesses....more
A new feature has been introduced at the most popular social networking site, Facebook — which it’s calling Truescoop –, a name search that identifies people by their state of residence and date of birth and, for some,...more