Read Family Law updates, news, and legal commentary from leading lawyers and law firms:
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
- 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
Colorado lawmakers are presenting new challenges for HR and employers this year! ...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
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
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
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
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
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
Breve commento e considerazioni sull'art.572 c.p.Italia...more
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
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 estate planning documents that everyone should have, which can be effective any time during your lifetime, not just after death....more
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
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
3.PROTECTIVE SWEEP AFTER GUNSHOT SOMETIMES PERMITTED ON PRIVATE PROPERTY.
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 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
Everyone should consider having, at the very least, two (2) basic estate planning documents. Here's why.....more
There are at least three good reasons to establish your estate plan now. Here they are.....more