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
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
Consumers download more than a billion apps (software applications) every month, from audio books and weather reports to home repair tips and games. It is not surprising that several divorce apps have appeared on the market...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
Published in Information and Communications Law, Routledge
It is an inevitable consequence of plausible anonymity and deliberately lax regulation that the potential for ‘virtual’ harassment or...more