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“Love and Marriage” – New Jersey Supreme Court Poised to Determine Whether the Marital Privilege Can Defeat Wiretap Evidence

In Brief - 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

Privacy During a Divorce: Illusion

The National Security Agency (NSA) was recently in the news when Edward Snowden disclosed that the United States have been spying on U.S. Citizens and foreign diplomats visiting the United States. American citizens were...more

Tips to Protect Your Privacy When Separating – Part 1

For most folks the decision to separate is hard, and the reality of what separation means can be harder. One of the most important aspects of separating is privacy. Whether you stay in the marital home or get your own new...more

Supreme Court Strikes Down Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) Provision

The Supreme Court of the United States announced on June 26, 2013 a landmark decision that will have far-reaching implications for employers across the country. In United States v. Windsor, the Supreme Court invalidated a...more

Keep Your Private Information Out of the Court

In last week’s blog post, I discussed how to maintain privacy from your spouse during a divorce proceeding. But any such proceeding raises a second concern: what about protecting your privacy from the general public?...more

GPS Tracking: Is it Legal to Covertly Track Vehicles in North Carolina?

Individuals and private investigators are using GPS systems to covertly track a wife, husband, child, or employee but is it legal? Can you be sued for covert use of a GPS system to track the whereabouts of someone? Explores...more

Constitutionality of Heart Balm Torts Will Have to Wait

A challenge to the constitutionality of North Carolina's heart balm torts of alienation of affection and criminal conversation will have to wait for another day. The North Carolina Court of Appeals rejects and appeal as...more

Social Media and Privacy Law

Thompson Reuters invited me to present a webinar on the topic of social media and privacy law in the family court context. This document is an outline of that webinar presentation, initially rendered on Thursday, February...more

Attorney Client Confidentiality and Your Divorce Lawyer

A brief overview of the Attorney Client Privilege in Minnesota and how it relates in a divorce case. Originally published at www.mankatolawblog.com by Rosengren Kohlmeyer, Mankato, Minnesota....more

In Your Divorce, the Court Is Open for Business

Courts and court records are supposed to be open to the public. The goal is to make the judicial system transparent so it is held accountable for its actions, and to show the public how the courts deal with particular issues....more

Making the Judge Your “Friend” on Facebook?

This past week the news reported the story of a judge in Connecticut who ordered both parties in a child custody dispute to give each other their Facebook passwords. The judge made this order so they each could look for...more

More Fun With FaceBook

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

Prosecutorial Memorandum from John Morton at Immigration and Customs Enforcement -

ICE Memo on Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion Consistent with the Civil Immigration Enforcement Priorities - ICE 6/17/11...

One of ICE's central responsibilities is to enforce the nation's civil immigration laws in coordination with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). ICE, however, has...more

Electronic Evidence Meets Right to Privacy in Texas Divorce Cases

There is a false sense of security that takes place when we log on to the internet, our smart phones, or some other form of electronic communication. Many of us seem to think that our true selves are separated from these...more

Art.572 Cod. Penale Italia

Matltattamenti in famiglia

Breve commento e considerazioni sull'art.572 c.p.Italia...more

An Overview of G.I.N.A.

This article describes new protections for employees and new challenges for employers (including specific things to do and not to do) under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act....more

Is Your New Friend on Facebook Really a Debt Collector?

In this article I discuss a disturbing new trend of debt collectors using platforms such as Facebook to harass people over unpaid debts....more

Two Basic Estate Planning Documents That Everyone Should Have

Two estate planning documents that everyone should have, which can be effective any time during your lifetime, not just after death....more

IRS Denies Requests for Missing Children Information

At times, crucial information that could lead to the whereabouts of missing children may be in the hands of the IRS. For example, in a case where a couple is estranged from one another, one parent may take a child away the...more

Welcome to my nightmare!

A few observations about the current methods used by DCFS in dealing with families in Los Angeles County....more

E350 September 30, 2010 1. COPY FEES FOR PUBLIC RECORDS REDUCED 2. PARENTS DISCUSSING INHERITANCES WITH HEIRS RECENT CASES: ...

E350 September 30, 2010 1. COPY FEES FOR PUBLIC RECORDS REDUCED 2. PARENTS DISCUSSING INHERITANCES WITH HEIRS RECENT CASES: 3.PROTECTIVE SWEEP AFTER GUNSHOT SOMETIMES PERMITTED ON PRIVATE PROPERTY. 4....more

Asset Protection Planning

Asset protection planning involves the application of a series of lawful techniques that will protect your assets from claims of future creditors. The techniques are designed to deter potential creditors from going after your...more

Transferring Your Family Business to Your Children

Transferring a family business to the next generation can provide a family a wonderful way to keep the business in the family. But the tax consequences can be catastrophic unless steps are taken to minimize, or avoid, the...more

Two Basic Estate Planning Documents

Everyone should consider having, at the very least, two (2) basic estate planning documents. Here's why.....more

Three Compelling Reasons to Establish Your Estate Plan

There are at least three good reasons to establish your estate plan now. Here they are.....more

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