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Child Custody

Can the Court Make Me Vaccinate My Child?

Vaccination has become a hot topic amongst parents who are involved in a divorce or child custody dispute. If one parent believes in vaccination and one parent does not, the decision to vaccinate your child may not be your...more

Custody Dispute in Scarlett Johansen’s Divorce

In an example of life imitating art, Scarlett Johannsen has found herself in the middle of a civil war. The Captain America: Civil War star has been embroiled in a now public child custody dispute with her estranged husband,...more

Marriage Dissolution

by Hassan Elhais on

The dissolution of a marriage is a legal act that may not coincide with the emotional tearing asunder. Divorce is typically a painful process for all concerned. While it can take adults time to regain psychological...more

Nesting

Everyone knows what “nesting” means in the context of being pregnant, but what does it mean in the context of custody? By definition, a bird’s nest custody arrangement is a shared physical custody schedule, whereby, children...more

Joint Legal Decision Making Must Parental Addresses be Disclosed?

by Jaburg Wilk on

A recent Arizona Court of Appeals Division Two case - Jorgenson and Giannecchini - addressed whether a wife was required to disclose her residential address to her former husband. The opinion is a memorandum decision...more

Children, Taxes, and Divorce

In many family law settlements, whether they are obtained voluntarily through an agreement or the result of litigation ending in a court order, certain provisions are made for minor children, including the support of the...more

Custody Battles

by Hassan Elhais on

Hassan Elhais, Legal Consultant at Al Rowaad Advocates and Legal Consultants, Femina ME’s guest columnist continues with last month’s topic, that is, child abduction by a parent. Last month he spoke about the various...more

International Abduction

by Hassan Elhais on

Briefly summarize the position in your jurisdiction. The UAE is not a signatory to the Hague Convention. Within UAE laws, there are no statutory provisions specifically dealing with child abduction. ...more

A New Type Of Divorce Party

by Cozen O'Connor on

Today I was interviewed on television about a new type of divorce party. This is not a situation where a newly single person celebrates their freedom from an unhappy marriage, rather, this new type of divorce party has the...more

Family Law - Custodial/Parental Responsibility

by Hassan Elhais on

Custody/ Parental Responsibility - Briefly explain the legal position in relation to custody/ parental responsibility following the breakdown of a relationship or marriage....more

Screw you, our lawyers don’t work weekends.

by Ross Fishman on

I think I found the nation’s least service oriented law firm. Over the years, we’ve done a lot of marketing and branding work with law, accounting, and other professional-services firms that wanted to use marketing to...more

Why Having A “Gifted” Child In NJ May Cost You More Child Support

by Cozen O'Connor on

The benefits of enrolling children in extracurricular activities are endless. Not only do they learn how to play a sport or musical instrument, but also soft skills and valuable life lessons, such as teamwork, the importance...more

PA Supreme Court rules against grandparents in landmark custody rights case

A major Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision has tipped the scales against grandparents who attempt to seek custody of their grandchildren during a marital separation. The decision, handed down, ironically, just a day...more

Family Court Process

by Hassan Elhais on

1. Statement of Claim - The statement of Claim is drafted by the Claimant or the lawyer. The statement of claim has to be in writing and in the Arabic language. The statement of claim should include the names of the...more

Hague Convention Only Considers One Habitual Residence of a Child

When a child is removed from or retained in a country that is not a child's habitual ­residence a parent can seek to have the child ­returned to their habitual residence country under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects...more

The Limits of What A Judge May Order to Stop Parents From Making False Allegations in Custody Battles

by Ward and Smith, P.A. on

Sometimes the most contentious issue in a divorce is not how to divide the parties' cash or assets, but rather how custody will be decided....more

Validity of Pre and Post: Nuptial Agreements

by Hassan Elhais on

What are the main jurisdictional requirements for the institution of proceedings in relation to divorce, property and children? There are a number of exceptions, but in general, the Courts of First Instance (the lowest...more

What We Can Learn From the Brangelina Divorce

by Cozen O'Connor on

I was asked to comment on television about the hottest news, the Brangelina divorce. If you haven’t heard, another celebrity couple, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are divorcing after 2 years of marriage and twelve years of...more

Appellate Court Notes

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

Supreme Court Advance Release Opinions: - SC19389 - State v. Edmonds - SC19389 Concurrence - State v. Edmonds - SC19389 Concurrence - State v. Edmonds - SC19389 Dissent - State v. Edmonds...more

Appellate Court Notes

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

Supreme Court Advance Release Opinions: SC19589 - Velecela v. All Habitat Services, LLC - SC19589 Concurrence - Velecela v. All Habitat Services, LLC - Claim for negligent infliction of bystander emotion...more

Family Law - Jurisdiction

by Hassan Elhais on

What are the main jurisdictional requirements for the institution of proceedings in relation to divorce, property and children? There are a number of exceptions, but in general, the Courts of First Instance (the lowest...more

Childs Best Interest in the United Arab Emirates

by Hassan Elhais on

Many family law cases in the United Arab Emirates follow Federal Law No. 28 of the year 2005 (UAE Personal Affairs Law), to which I will be referring to in this blog, to determine which parent is awarded custody. In this...more

Joint Custody and Legal Decision Making

by Jaburg Wilk on

In Hull v. Wesley the Division One of the Arizona Court of Appeals addressed legal decision-making for children in the context of pain medication. These medications were taken during the pregnancy. The child was born...more

Who Has Child Custody Jurisdiction

by Jaburg Wilk on

The decision in Margain vs. Ruiz-Bours [1] provides some insight into the workings of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act ("UCCJEA") as adopted by Arizona in Title 25, Chapter 8, Articles 1 through 3. ...more

Potential Changes to Interstate Custody Dispute Law in Massachusetts

by Burns & Levinson LLP on

After a three month maternity leave, and a few months adjusting to being a full-time working mom, I’m excited to be back to contributing my thoughts to this blog! I’m also excited to be writing on a topic that I not only find...more

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