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
When a person is convicted of a federal crime, especially in a fraud case, but in lots of other kinds of federal criminal cases too, the district court sometimes also orders that the person pay restitution....more
Steven Getman attorney reports that the New York State Court of Appeals has issued a number of new decisions this week on several important issues in civil and criminal law.
Steven Getman Attorney
1. Asking Location of Handgun Permitted if Exigent Circumstances. State v. Melendez 423 NJ Super. 1 (App. Div. 2011)
Relying on the public safety exception in New York v. Quarles, 104 S. Ct. 2626, 2631 (1984), and State...more
4Quarterly is newsletter for matters of interest to you as an individual - this issue covers changes do the demerit points system, the amendments to Residential Tenancy Laws, the insurance fallout from the Queensland floods...more
Child Support Laws Demystified...more
There may be someone that you don’t ever want to enter your property again. Or there may be someone you don’t want to enter your property at all, even once. In Massachusetts, there is a way to make it a criminal act if a...more
A Message From the Director of Pro Bono Activities
The last edition of our Community Matters@Manatt newsletter focused on the pro bono work we have done to benefit refugees and the organizations that serve them. And, while...more
Basic checklist for required documents with Florida dissolution of marriage petition. ...more