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Divorce Domestic Violence

Divorce is the formal legal dissolution of a marriage. The divorce process implicates many diverse areas of the law including, but not limited to, real estate, wills and trusts, child custody, and tax.

Golden Advice for Husbands to Reduce Risk of Financial Claim

by Hassan Elhais on

Here is a list of golden rules that the husbands may wish to follow, should they need to protect themselves against financial claims by the wife....more

Pets: Considered Property or People During a Divorce?

by Burns & Levinson LLP on

Hi there, If you know me, you know I’m a fervent pet lover. We have dogs, cats, horses, goats, and are related to someone with a bearded dragon. I know, viscerally, how pets can feel like family members. As a result,...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

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

Making The Divorce Process Easier For Victims Of Spousal Abuse

by Cozen O'Connor on

Pennsylvania allows parties to a divorce action to seek both no-fault and fault divorces. While fault remains available, the overwhelming majority of divorces are granted under no-fault grounds. The statutory framework for...more

New Pennsylvania Bill Makes Spousal Abuse Victims’ Divorce Process Easier

Recently, Governor Wolf signed a bill into law giving spousal abuse victims in Pennsylvania additional rights when pursuing a divorce. This law will become effective in the middle of June 2016. It has been said that, “this...more

Help, Domestic Violence Restraints were Filed Against Me—and I didn’t do it!

The New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act serves an enormously important function to protect abused individuals. However, the protections of the Act can be misused in a divorce or custody litigation to evict someone...more

“What’s mine is mine, and what’s yours is mine.”

In the recent Appellate Division reported decision of N.T.B. v. D.D.B., the Court was required to grapple with whether the destruction of a door within a married couple’s joint home constituted “criminal mischief” for...more

Domestic Violence and Divorce

by Jaburg Wilk on

Thanks to the NFL these past few weeks, domestic violence has gained national attention and even received a comment from the President of the United States. However, domestic violence (“DV”) is bigger than most American’s...more

A Sense of Security with Orders of Protection in Arizona

by Dickinson Wright on

Going through a divorce or a dispute in your personal life can be stressful, especially if you fear the safety of yourself and loved ones. Orders of protection are one way you can protect you and your family if you feel...more

Out of Harm’s Way: Domestic Violence and Divorce

Divorce can be an extremely emotional experience, fraught with sadness, anger and even a sense of helplessness. These feelings are exacerbated for someone who has been the victim of domestic violence. If you are the victim...more

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