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?
Should I Get a Job While Going Through My Divorce? Can I Quit My Job?
If I wasn't happy with my lawyer, can I appeal and show evidence I wanted to present?
Can my ex-spouse see our children if he/she does not pay the court ordered child support?
End Game in the Fight Over Same Sex Marriage?
What is Mediation?
Can I collect my judgment if the other side is appealing?
What do we do with the children once the divorce action is filed?
Can I complete my divorce without a trial?
Can I appeal a dissolution?
What is a Resolution Management Conference?
What is an appeal and how do I know if I should appeal?
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In response to the Supreme Court’s ruling in June 2013 striking down provisions of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the Federal Election Commission (FEC) has clarified that same-sex married couples are entitled to the same...more
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This morning, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its highly anticipated decision in United States v. Windsor, ruling that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional on equal protection grounds. With...more
The Federal Election Commission (FEC) this week became the latest government agency to grapple with the impact of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) on the federal rights of legally married same-sex couples. At issue was...more
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Voter referendums on same-sex marriage will be on the November ballots in four states: Maryland, Washington, Maine and Minnesota. The outcome of these referendums may complicate the options and obligations of employers in...more
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Giddyap! It's been a short week, but we have tons to talk about in the labor and employment law world!
Thinking out loud about the impact of yesterday's DOMA decision on the Family and Medical Leave Act. The U.S. Court...more
Late Friday, the Maryland House of Delegates, in a close vote, passed a same-sex marriage bill, which will now be forwarded to the State Senate. If passed by the Senate, Gov. O’Malley will sign it, and Maryland will join a...more
Under current federal law, individuals recognized as same-sex spouses under state law are not considered married for purposes of federal law. This has ramifications in a number of areas, such as federal income taxation and...more
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