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
The constructive general inter vivos power of appointment is the product of the marriage of power of appointment doctrine and creditors’ rights doctrine. It is a topic that is taken up in §4.1.3 of Loring and Rounds: A...more
One of the critical duties of a trustee traditionally has been to defend his trust against internal attacks. By that I mean to defend the trust against those who, in contravention of the settlor’s intentions as expressed in...more
Old Doctrine Misunderstood, New Doctrine Misconceived: Deconstructing the Newly-Minted Restatement (Third) of Property’s Power of Appointment Sections
In was in the course of preparing the 2013 edition of Loring and...more
As an attorney who has been conducting asset searches for other attorneys for over 20 years, I am repeatedly contacted or approached by lawyers and other professionals and asked whether it is permissible for a...more
On November 12, 1999, President Clinton signed the “Financial Services Modernization Act” into law, which made conducting bank account searches by asset search companies impermissible and a federal crime as you could no...more
As a general rule, one assumes no personal liability when one becomes a trust beneficiary. There are some exceptions, however. Charles E. Rounds, Jr. explains in Section 5.6 of Loring and Rounds: A Trustee’s Handbook (2012)....more
This Legal Byte analyzes whether a judge's advice to a litigant or an attorney is the same as an "advisory opinion." Citations to case law are provided.
Though the trust is a judge-made creature of equity, the last eighty years have seen numerous rounds of uniform legislation codifying various aspects of the law of trusts, beginning with the Uniform Principal and Income Act...more
A good part of the American dream and the largest single asset many people own is their home.
Whether shelter or showpiece, the sanctuary it provides and the investment we make in our homes is among the largest in the...more
The quantification of damage from medical malpractice...more
Privacy -- unlaw processing -- active subjects --...more
Aspetti e considerazioni sulla responsabilità professionale medica...more
Nursing home abuse is often very hard to detect. If you have a feeling your loved one is being mistreated, take extra precautions like these to prevent neglect or determine that nursing home negligence is happening.
Document from HHS on drug testing for child welfare. Relevant to family law and civpro....more
This Document from Health and Human Services serves as a guide for substance abuse and child welfare. Relevant to civil procedure and Family law issues....more
As Baby Boomers age into their twilight, more families are relying on assisted living to take care of them. As nursing home populations increase, so do instances of nursing home abuse and neglect. It is even more important...more
There have been more than one shocking story of child abuse in Texas daycare centers this month – one former daycare employee was accused of sexual misconduct with a child for the fourth time, while another daycare was shut...more
This is the Code of Ethics provided by the Psychological Association of the Philippines for Practicing Psychologists in our country....more
Attorney liability for false assertions in pleadings and affidavits pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 549.211...more
An intriguing look at how liberal versus conservative orientation plays into decisions to punish. Three experienced ASTC-member trial consultants respond to this article and discuss how they would use the results in court....more
An intriguing look at how jurors respond to successful women and how to minimize negative bias. Three experienced ASTC-member trial consultants give their reactions. This article is one of many available free online from The...more
An experienced ASTC-member trial consultant provides a follow-up article on the cross-examination of the narcissistic witness. Tips, tools, tactics and how to think about this special challenge. This article is one of many...more
Basic psychological research shows that you can help your eye witnesses to remember more using a simple strategy: have them close their eyes! Read about how this works and see experienced ASTC-member trial consultants...more
An analysis of undue influence in family law and probate, including aspects related to undue influence by legal professionals....more
This article, published on Business Wire, describes a suit brought against Casitas Care Center Nursing Home by the family of Mr. Klaus Warme, represented by Makarem & Associates....more