Should I use a parenting coordinator?
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
Files Leaked – Cheating Spouses Exposed -
Target, Staples, and Home Depot customer’s credit card information was hacked into this past year. Recently the website that caters to spouses seeking to be unfaithful to their...more
The recent Ashley Madison breach exposed millions of users who’d signed up to the site, believing they were doing so with full anonymity. Social media and news outlets helped fuel a storm that will not soon be forgotten. In...more
1. Should you post anything on the internet that you wouldn’t want to see on the front page of the New York Times? “No” used to be standard advice, but that isn’t practical any more. I do online banking, but that doesn’t mean...more
Ashley-Madison is a controversial online dating/social networking service, based in Canada, which markets to married individuals or those in a committed relationship. Its slogan is “Life is short. Have an affair.” The site,...more
Names, email addresses, credit card information, billing addresses and more for over 36,000,000 registered users have been released on the internet by the Ashley Madison Hackers. While many of the registered accounts may...more
Our barn cat, Ashley, is shocked and appalled. Hi there, Well, cheaters beware! Last week I posted on the Ashley Madison hack. The hackers were largely silent for about a month after they went into Ashley Madison’s database...more
I decided this would be an apt post in the middle of CiCi’s miniseries on the The 7 Deadly (Tech) Sins of Divorce. There’s a huge scandal right now revolving around precisely what you shouldn’t do BEFORE...more
For anyone involved in a divorce there are always pitfalls to be avoided, no matter where you are in the process. Some of the pitfalls are obvious, others less so. Today we’ll discuss the first three in a set of seven areas...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
If you are in the hospital, the last thing you want is for a family member or a trusted friend to be denied information about your condition or prognosis. But this could happen if you haven’t already given authorization...more
The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was unconstitutional in United States v. Windsor prompted many businesses to review and revise their employee benefit plans. However, the...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
Unexplained absences, secretive phone calls, late nights at the office – all telltale signs that your spouse may be up to no good. With advances in technology it has become easier and easier for suspicious spouses to snoop on...more
While a pet may be put into a trust, its human owner may not be. Nor under traditional principles of property and trust law may the corpse of a deceased human being be made the subject of a trust. Charles E. Rounds, Jr.,...more
“Crossover” Complete -
The General Assembly’s May 1 “crossover” deadline requires bills to move from one legislative body to the other or require a two-thirds vote for consideration in the receiving chamber for bills...more
The right of publicity, i.e., the right not to have others appropriate your name or image for commercial purposes, is an odd duck. It was described by Professor Prosser in 1960, and later in the Restatement of Torts, as of...more
For many parents, the financial support they provide to their children does not end after their children graduate from high school. For divorcing parents in particular, the payment of their children’s future college expenses...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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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