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
These are the revised local court rules for Rock County Circuit Court, in Rock County, Wisconsin. ...more
Look around any conference room, coffee shop or elevator and you will find almost everyone has their smart phone in hand or nearby. While these hand-held devices are still used for talking on the phone, they are also used for...more
10 bad habits of attorneys...more
If you have just been served a notice about a restraining order, you should read this post, and fast!
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Article II Section 12 of the Constitution provides that the State shall protect and strengthen the family as a basic autonomous social institution. As a policy of the State, it is the duty of the State to fortify the union of...more
Although the focus of our blog is land use and related topics, our practice involves more than that -- we also take appeals in other areas of law that present unsettled or untested questions. Here's the latest example, a...more
The California Supreme Court has released its annual report describing the operations of the Court from 2009 to 2010. The Court issued 105 opinions in this period, 42 of which were in civil cases. However, this does not...more
Everyone thinks they know what hearsay is. But, few lawyers and judges truly understand the concept, and even fewer understand how it can be admitted as evidence.
Hearsay is an out of court statement offered for the...more
Children are often witness to a number of things that happen between adults. Sometimes they are the only witness. This document discussing the issues with children testifying in open court, and why it often helps them,...more
Criminal Law Motion in Limine...more
A summary of what to expect during divorce in Tennessee at the initial steps....more
This article reviews the social sciences research on religion and discusses how attorneys can use this information in voir dire and case presentation. Three experienced ASTC-member trial consultants weigh in and the authors...more
Basic psychological research shows that you can help your eye witnesses to remember more using a simple strategy: have them close their eyes! Read about how this works and see experienced ASTC-member trial consultants...more