What is a Special Master?
How does mediation work in my divorce?
What is Community Property?
What is an AFI? How is it used in my case?
Arbitration vs. Trial
Why does my spouse have an interest in my separate business?
Does my spouse's affair have an impact on my divorce case?
Parenting Time in Arizona - What Does it Mean?
If I won my case, why do I need to worry about an appeal?
What is a Parenting Coordinator and Why Do We Need One?
What is arbitration?
What are the advantages of mediation?
How much will I receive in spousal maintenance?
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?
Supreme Court Advance Release Opinions:
SC19203 - Tilcon Connecticut, Inc. v. Commissioner of Environmental Protection -
Applicant sought a water diversion permit for some of its quarries for water used in its rock...more
- AC36342 - Budrawich v. Budrawich
Post-dissolution motion to modify child support denial was upheld by the Appellate Court due to lack of substantial change in circumstances, when ex-husband’s increased income was not...more
The self-critical analysis privilege – the notion that organizations should be able to take a candid look at their own procedures and performance without fear of being forced to disclose the results in discovery – has been...more
The South Carolina Court of Appeals issued an opinion on February 18, 2015, wherein it found a bus driver’s death due to an aneurysm compensable and the driver’s common-law wife entitled to benefits. ...more
SC18942, SC18993, SC18994 - Perry v. Perry -
Attorney appointed for a minor child cannot appeal the trial court’s award of only a portion of her fees w/o trial court permission. But that same attorney has personal...more
We continue our previews of the civil cases accepted for review in the closing days of the Illinois Supreme Court’s March term with Harris v. One Hope United, Inc. In Harris, the First District declined to recognize the...more
AC35167 - Perugini v. Giuliano:
Pro se husband sued his ex-wife’s lawyers claiming violation of the RPC and intentional infliction of emotional distress for failure to disclose the attorney’s past representation of the...more
The Illinois Supreme Court has published its docket for the March term in Chicago. The civil cases on the Court's docket include...more
As we near the opening of the March docket, it's time to take a look at the civil cases that are argued and pending for decision before the Illinois Supreme Court. The Court is quite up-to-date on its docket at the moment,...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
In a significant decision for the airline industry, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit affirmed the district court's summary judgment dismissal of common law tort claims against an airline arising out of a...more
It is not always easy to make a decision when it comes to filing a lawsuit against a debtor. Before one can choose whether or not to sue, they should know whether the debtor has sufficient assets to secure payment or if the...more
You need a vacation, but, other counsel is being difficult. What is the law? ...more
10 bad habits of attorneys...more
The Illinois Supreme Court has posted its docket for the impending January term, and the Court will hear argument in five civil cases.
Cooney v. Rossiter presented two questions: (1) was the plaintiffs' individual action barred by the dismissal of an earlier putative class action; and (2) is a court-appointed psychological evaluator in a child custody...more
After hospital staff got into a dispute with Appellant, Antonio Langarica, the hospital defendants convinced the social worker defendants that Antonio had a bad attitude and needed to be brought into line. They then worked...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
Asset Search services are one of those areas that most people know little about until they need them. For example, personal injury attorneys have conducted asset searches to satisfy their due diligence in finding a...more
Legal Byte: If a trial lawyers does not raise all possible arguments on every issue in the trial court, are they barred on appeal as a matter of law? Maybe, maybe not. ...more
Farag v. ArvinMeritor, Inc. Court of Appeal, Third District (April 24, 2012)
Statutory settlement offers pursuant to California Code of Civil Procedure Section 998 can be an important settlement tool, and a method to...more
The Illinois Supreme Court has announced that on the morning of Thursday, May 24, it will file opinions in two civil cases..
Bonhomme v. James, No. 112393 et al. -- (1) Should the tort of fraudulent misrepresentation be...more
Yesterday the Illinois Supreme Court published its Oral Argument Calendar [pdf] for the May term, and the Court will hear oral argument in eight civil cases. The cases, with the issue or issues presented in each, are...
Ever wonder what to tell your client when they are going to be on the witness stand? This may help. ...more
A summary of what to expect during divorce in Tennessee at the initial steps....more
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