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?
It is no secret that social media has changed the face of the world in the last decade. Just ask Grumpy Cat. What is less evident, although no less true, is how social media has impacted the practice of law in the same amount...more
Florida Statute § 934.03 regarding interception and disclosure of wire, oral, or electronic communications closely mirrors the United Code 18 U.S.C. § 2511(1)(a), which clearly sets forth the rights to privacy regarding...more
The few decisions addressing the propriety of service via social media reportedly are split on the issue.
In a situation that is likely to become more common, a New York County Supreme Court Judge, Matthew Cooper, ruled...more
Lawyers using social media: beware!
The Louisiana Supreme Court has disbarred a lawyer for launching a “viral campaign to influence and intimidate” judges who presided over her friend’s child custody dispute.
The Manhattan Supreme Court recently permitted the plaintiff in divorce proceedings to serve the divorce summons to her husband through a private Facebook message. Justice Matthew Cooper acknowledged that the plaintiff’s...more
This morning, I appeared on Fox29 in Philadelphia where I discussed and commented on a recent case out of Brooklyn, New York. In this matter, a divorcing party was granted permission to serve initial process by way of...more
Gov. Wolf continued to make headlines this week, this time with his activities in and around the judiciary. On Wednesday, the governor and newly-appointed–then-promptly-removed Open Records Director Eric Arneson had their day...more
A new survey sponsored by a group in the UK links Facebook to 33 percent of all divorces, up from a 2009 study that cites the social media site in 20 percent of divorce filings....more
In this Report:
- Homeowners’ Insurance: The Devil Resides in the Details
- “Cybersmear” Lawsuits
- Age Discrimination in Employment
- The Marital Deduction: A Valuable Estate Planning...more
In a little-noticed decision, Matter of Noel v. Maria, Support Magistrate Gregory L. Gliedman—a Staten Island, New York family court official—recently permitted a father seeking to modify his child support payments to serve...more
The world of divorce can be a messy and scary place. One area that is problematic is when a couple, during happier times, engaged in filming or photographing nude or sexual acts, which were done merely to illustrate the...more
In a recent New York case, Zaratzian v. Abadir, a former wife, filed a lawsuit against her former husband and his attorney alleging they violated the Wiretap Act and Stored Communications Act when she discovered that her...more
..Twitter’s leadership was thrown into disarray on June 12 after Ali Rowghani resigned suddenly as the company’s chief operating officer amid a dispute with Chief Executive Dick Costolo. Twitter’s stock has fallen about 42...more
Leslie Falcon, et. al. v. Long Beach Genetics, Inc. et. al. -
Court Of Appeal, Fourth District (March 18, 2014) -
Civil Code Section 47(b), known as the litigation privilege, provides that a ‘publication or...more
Sometimes you can find great employment law lessons in the craziest places and lawsuits, and even non-employment law lawsuits. This month, a decision was issued by a Family Court Judge in Brooklyn, New York that, while an...more
A couple of years ago I posted a blog entitled, You Have the Right to Speak Your Mind About Your Spouse, But is It a Good Idea? The post addressed the constitutional rights of a divorced husband to create a website dedicated...more
When I do presentations on the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, one of the issues I speak about is how we see CFAA issues arise in many unexpected cases such as those in the family law context. We now have another great example...more
Ever since the passage of the JOBS Act (the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act), there’s been a lot of hype about crowdfunding. A lot of startups have built their entire business model on the assumed ability to use...more
Steven Getman: Legal Links of interest for the week ending July 27
SUNDAY, JULY 28, 2013
Steven Getman, attorney, reports on some news stories about lawyers and the law in the past week:
Cuomo signs bill to bolster...more
As we have warned our readers in the past, it is important to be vary of what you post on social media accounts. However, people often assume that this warning only applies to people that make their social media profiles...more
Tomorrow will be a busy day for the Illinois Supreme Court's civil docket, with five cases being argued, beginning at 9:00 a.m. They are...more
A mother’s questionable status updates on Facebook played a significant role in a New York Court terminating the parties’ joint custody and ordering that the child’s father have sole legal custody (see the court’s decision in...more
Here, are two recently reported stories highlighting the vagaries of FaceBook and other such social media outlets.
First, enter Dana Thornton. Apparently, she was not fond of her ex-boyfriend and decided to create a...more
Thanks to the rise of internet prominence, consumers have changed the way they look for attorneys. While they used to turn to attorneys they already know and look in the Yellow Pages, consumers are now going to Google and...more
When do people breakup? David McCandless performed an analysis of 10,000 Facebook postings and status updates and discovered that:
Most breakups are announced on Mondays; There is a big peak in breakups right before...more
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