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
Going through a divorce or a dispute in your personal life can be stressful, especially if you fear the safety of yourself and loved ones. Orders of protection are one way you can protect you and your family if you feel...more
A parent who moves with a child from the child’s home country to another country, or retains the child in the other country, may face accusations that the move or retention is wrongful. The parent who stays behind may assert...more
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
Your friend spanked his own child for stealing money from his wallet, so his ex-wife threatened to have him arrested and charged with child abuse. A neighbor tried to stop her daughter from going out after curfew by grabbing...more
California law prohibits any adult, including parents, from willfully causing harm or injury to a child. The law against child abuse includes both physical and mental harm in its definition. While it is not technically...more
- Over the past four years, the government has broadened the use of wiretaps to include insider trading, and to great success (the recent convictions of Raj Rajaratnam and Rajat Gupta serve as examples of...more
While Bob Filner, who now has resigned from his position as mayor of San Diego, is not currently married, he serves as a good example of bad behavior. I do not say “allegedly” bad behavior because there are already reports...more
A pair of Schuyler County teenagers were detained by the Family Court on Thursday, following allegations of an underage drinking party and other misbehaviors earlier this year.
According County Attorney Geoffrey Rossi, the...more
Former New York Jets linebacker Bryan Thomas made the news recently when he and his wife were charged for domestic violence stemming from an incident at their home in March. Recently, the charges were dismissed after the...more
Does marriage fraud happen in the marriage, or at the wedding?...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
I hope you all had a terrific Fourth of July! I also hope that you were not a victim of domestic violence over a long, hot holiday weekend....more
The first Safe Haven law in Illinois was unanimously passed both the Illinois House and Senate and was signed into Illinois law in August of 2001....more
In This Article:
Federal Government; Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland; Northwest Territories; Nova Scotia; Nunavut; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Québec/Quebec; Saskatchewan; and...more
A seventeen year old girl who was brutally beaten by four individuals in an attempt to terminate her pregnancy has scored a legal victory for her unborn child....more
These are the revised local court rules for Rock County Circuit Court, in Rock County, Wisconsin. ...more
In This Issue:
- IRS Audits: Understanding Criminal Rights and Risks
- Amazing Clients®: Ravago: A Big Company with a Low Profile
- When is a Mom not a Mom?: De Facto Parenting in Massachusetts
- Can the...more
A loud, beeping Amber Alert and accompanying visual banner filled the homes and screens of area television viewers on the evening of January 14, 2013, announcing the abduction of a five-year-old student from a Philadelphia...more
A Kernersville mother wants to tattoo angel wings on her 2 year old daughter (named Angel) because “she is her gift from God.” The mother believes that she should be able to make any and all decisions regarding her child and...more
A Louisiana man has filed suit against a sperm bank because he claims their clinic gave two vials of his sperm to an ex-girlfriend who then used the sperm to impregnate herself. The man's attorney said the child’s paternity...more
Tweak in MS law removes the prohibition on open carry...more
Determining the proper tax filing tax status for your clients is a year round concern. Here is an overview of some helpful rules about what tax filing status applies and when....more
Steven Getman: Legal links of interest for the week ending March 22, 2013
by Steven J. Getman, Esq.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Attorney Steven Getman reports on some of the stories about courts, the law and lawyers in the...more
Divorce can be an extremely emotional experience, fraught with sadness, anger and even a sense of helplessness. These feelings are exacerbated for someone who has been the victim of domestic violence. If you are the victim...more
Listen to your Attorney. Listen to those professionals that you hire to tell you what to do!...more