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7 Steps to Obtaining a Divorce in Arizona

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After a petition for dissolution of marriage is filed, a common question is what’s next?  It seems almost impossible to figure out how to navigate between the actual filing of the paperwork to start the process, to getting to...more

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The Appellate Division Reaffirms The Basic Tenets Of Who You Can Get A Final Restraining Order Against

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It is important to understand the requirements to obtain a Final Restraining Order or to defend against the entry of one. Through case law and the New Jersey legislature, there are specific requirements that need to be met. ...more

Burns & Levinson LLP

Divorce and the Engagement Ring

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A diamond is forever. Unfortunately, sometimes marriage is not. So, what happens to the engagement ring?...more

Stoel Rives LLP

College Kids and Young Adults – What Planning Documents Do They Need?

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As young family members head off to school or for new jobs, and especially in this time of uncertainty, parents may wonder if they may suddenly be needed to assist with health care or other decisions for their child. Many...more

Charles E. Rounds, Jr.

Hunter v. Hunter, Trustee, 838 S.E.2d 721 (Va. 2020): A valuable contribution to in terrorem/no-contest jurisprudence in the...

Justice D. Arthur Kelsey’s opinion in the 2020 Virginia case of Hunter v. Hunter, as Trustee of the Third Amended and Restated Theresa E. Hunter Revocable Living Trust, is a tour de force, on a par with decisions authored by...more

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The Pros and Cons of Mediating a Divorce Matter via Videoconference

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As I mentioned in my last blog post outlining a few tips for videoconferencing, a discussion of the decision-making process as to whether to participate in mediation or conciliation via videoconference could be its own blog...more

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Chris Lazarini Analyzes Claims of Fraud in Arbitration Inducement

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Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Chris Lazarini analyzed a case in which a plaintiff sued Ameriprise, its broker (Evans), and her step-children, seeking the proceeds of two accounts she claimed Ameriprise improperly paid to the...more

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Trial by Zoom

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Prior to 2020, “Trial by Zoom!” is a phrase that, for most of us, would have conjured to mind the classic dispute resolution method of youth: “I’ll race you for it.”  However, starting on March 13, 2020, the Massachusetts...more

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Arm Wrestling Over The Dependency Exemption?

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There are still things to discover about the 2017 Tax Reform passed by Congress late in that year. The bar and the accounting community have spilled lots of ink over the changes to the law affecting alimony and many other...more

Burns & Levinson LLP

Demystifying Myths About Dividing Assets in Divorce: Part 2 – The Treatment of “Personal” Assets

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“What’s mine is . . . yours?”  Welcome back to the long-awaited second part of my series on demystifying myths about asset division in divorce.  I started this incredible year by addressing the most common of...more

Lewitt Hackman

Getting Married in California? Here’s What You Should Know

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Many Californians get married without understanding the contract they are entering into. Here are the basics of California Family Law...more

Stange Law Firm, PC

Should I text my lawyer?

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Text messaging (also known as SMS, short message service) is a common way of communicating. Instead of picking up the phone or drafting an email, many like the ease and quickness of sending a text. For this reason, many...more

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Superior Court Widens The Duress Door

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In a reported three judge panel decision issued on June 12, 2020, the Superior Court appears to have made it easier for parties to avoid a contractual agreement on the basis of duress. The case, Lewis v. Lewis is reported as...more

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Really? I Shouldn’t Bring My BFF to My Lawyer’s Office?

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The Pagliara divorce has given us much to talk about. In “Sex, Lies, (Drugs) and Videotape … and Malicious Prosecution”, we discussed the dismissal of Husband’s malicious prosecution claims against Wife’s former divorce...more

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How to Contest a Will: The Basics

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We all know that a person can control who will own his or her property after death by signing a will. But when questions arise as to the circumstances surrounding the signing of the will, what can be done to challenge...more

Burns & Levinson LLP

So you are ready to divorce...what is the process?

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You have considered your options, asked yourself the right questions, and started searching for an attorney. You are ready to get divorced. Now what? In the second episode of our new webinar series, Robin Lynch Nardone and...more

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Do I Need a Pandemic Clause in My Divorce Documents?

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The Coronavirus has upended long-standing post marriage relationships for a number of people. Parenting plans have been rendered impossible by quarantine and other mandates; well-established financial security has given way...more

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Storage Tank Enforcement: Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Order and Assessment Addressing Henderson Facility

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (“TDEC”) issued a June 10th Order and Assessment (“Order”) related to a Henderson, Tennessee, facility (“Facility”), Thomas Corner Grocery (“Thomas”). See Division of...more

Varnum LLP

Can I Get Divorced During COVID-19?

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COVID-19 has impacted marriages for better and for worse. For some the additional time at home with the family has been just what the doctor ordered. For others, the lockdown has highlighted the incompatibility of the...more

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Unpacking Your Estate Plan When Moving to North Carolina

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If you have recently moved to North Carolina, you are not alone. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 300,000 people who called North Carolina home in 2018 lived in another state the previous year. Whether your...more

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Compliance and Coronavirus- Breeda Miller on Caregiving In the Age of Covid-19

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Welcome to the newest addition to the Compliance Podcast Network, Compliance and Coronavirus. In this episode, I visit with Breeda Miller about Caregiving in times of CoVid19. Breeda has personal experience in caregiving and...more

Pullman & Comley, LLC

Family Court Judges To Hold Virtual (Video) Family Court Hearings Beginning June 24

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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges to families everywhere.  It seems that we all have been facing a “new normal” in just about every aspect of our lives— from remote work to virtual school and...more

Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP

Paid Parental Leave for Summer Camp Closure

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “FFCRA”) signed into law on March 18, 2020, established the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (the “EPSLA”) and expanded the scope of the Family Medical Leave Act (the “FMLA”).  As...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

Softening The Negative Emotional Impact Of Divorce

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The stress and emotional impact of a divorce can be overwhelming for anyone, even more so when children are involved. A party who is surprised or blindsided by a divorce often wants a day in court to testify about all the...more

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DC Launches Paid Family Leave Program July 1—What Employers Need to Know

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Effective today, employees in DC are eligible for paid family leave pursuant to the DC Paid Family Leave Act (the Act). Below is our brief primer on what employers need to know and what to expect when administering paid...more

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