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 U.S. Supreme Court in June struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) provision preventing the federal government from recognizing a legally-valid marriage of a same-sex couple, and the Internal Revenue Service...more
An Advance Directive and Appointment of Healthcare Agent, or the Advance Directive for short, informs your health care providers as to your wishes regarding your care if you are unable to communicate your own decisions. In...more
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor, issued two weeks ago, held that a portion of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was unconstitutional. This decision will affect individuals, employers, and...more
In This Issue:
- Top Five Reasons to Update Your Power of Attorney...Page 1
- Estate Planning and Divorce: What to Consider When You’re Separating or Divorced...Page 2
- National Health Care Decision Day: Have...more
Recent New Jersey cases illustrate that poorly drawn Medicaid planning and estate planning gifts actuallly can harm divorced children at times. In New Jersey, New York, and other states, spouses’ rights to receive or pay...more
Pennsylvania (like many other states) has a filial responsibility law that generally requires children with means to support an indigent parent. While it may seem unfair, a Pennsylvania court recently enforced the law to hold...more
We've all heard stories of a grandmother who was swindled out of thousands of dollars for home repairs that were never made. Equally common are instances in which an elderly person repeatedly purchases products of dubious...more
My paper on the impact which financial exploitation of an elderly person has on the elderu2019s eligibility for Medicaid benefits was published in the Journal of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (u201dNAELA...more
Long Term Care Insurance... What is it and how does it work?...more
In this case, the applicant’s Medicaid eligibility plan involved making a loan to a relative. The borrowing relative signed a promissory note agreeing to repay the note in monthly installments, including interest. The note...more
Whether in Tennessee, children born-out-of-wedlock are entitled to recover all, some or none of the proceeds of a life insurance policy for a deceased parent. Must the child be listed as an intended beneficiary or may the...more