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
Between December 1, 1965 and December 31, 1984, Ontario welfare authorities, empowered by the Federal Crown, removed thousands of aboriginal children from their families and communities and placed them in non-aboriginal...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