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
Overview: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that Sonora police officers were entitled to qualified immunity from claims alleging unlawful arrest and use of excessive force on an “out-of-control” juvenile. ...more
Listen to your Attorney. Listen to those professionals that you hire to tell you what to do!...more
Summary of MS Gun Laws, including concealed carry....more
Don't ignore legal problems. There are always consequences. Know your rights. Go see an attorney....more
If you have just been served a notice about a restraining order, you should read this post, and fast!
Contact: George E. Bourguignon, Jr., Esq.
Phone: (508) 769-1359 or (413) 746-8008
Legal Byte: After a parent sexually abuses his daughter should the courts grant him custody of his sons? Find out what California courts have to say....more
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
This newsletter covers a Juvenile Dependency recent Published Appeal in the State of California in which Carin Johnson argued for the rights of a parent when the child was taken away. This newsletter also covers a traffic...more
Juvenile Dependency (Child Protective Services) cases in California are confidential. Family members often do not even know the cases are going on unless the parents or children are able to tell them. This often leads to...more
Safety and Security in a Digital Age summarizes the many ways one's privacy is violated and monitored by others. The article discusses relevant case law and statutes that impact such technology and helps attorneys apprise...more
A HotDocs form created for providing a list of witnesses....more
Information on prevalence of anti-Muslim bias and strategies to minimize this bias in court presented by two experienced trial consultants. ...more
How to identify authoritarian jurors. What the literature says that can aid you in selecting or de-selecting these jurors based on the facts of your case. ...more
Should attorneys decry racial profiling by police officers and yet use it in jury selection? A British philosopher inquires and experienced trial consultants offer their thoughts. ...more
Obstacles to and benefits of maintaining racial diversity on juries for better decision-making. ...more
The New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Department has declared the City of Rochester's youth curfew to be unconstitutional and contrary to New York State law. ...more