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Top Tips For Divorcing Parents From A Child Of Divorce (Who Is Also A Divorce Attorney)

Several weekends ago, I celebrated a belated Mother’s Day and birthday with my extended family. One of the pictures taken reflects four generations of our family: my mother on one side and my father on the other...more

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Child support encounters of the employer kind

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Oklahoma child support is regulated by state statutes, enforced by courts and agencies, and often affects employer programs and payrolls. Child support includes parental payment as well as benefits provision. Employer health...more

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Father Disqualified as Child’s Interstate Distributee for Failure to Support

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In the recent case Matter of Lee, New York County Surrogate’s Court granted a motion for summary determination that decedent’s father was disqualified as a distributee and beneficiary for failure to support decedent pursuant...more

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Divorce Checklist

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Divorce is never easy, even more so if you have children involved. But if you’ve decided a divorce is the only way out, make sure you’re completely prepared....more

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Implications of Summer Travel and COVID-19 Vaccines on Families

Now that you are vaccinated, is it safe to travel with your child? Many clients are planning a summer vacation this year with the anticipation of being fully vaccinated. The best advice a family lawyer can give is to begin...more

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Wisconsin Department of Health Services Increases Monthly Spousal Income Allowance

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The Wisconsin Department of Health Services recently announced the “minimum monthly maintenance needs allowance” (“MMMNA”) will be increased from $2,873.34 to $2,903.34 starting on July 1, 2021.  As part of laws designed to...more

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Non-Disparagement Orders in Custody Cases

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As my partner Andrea Dunbar recently wrote, it is inappropriate to post negative comments about the opposing party in a custody matter on social media. But can the court prohibit it? The answer in most cases is no....more

Proskauer - Proskauer For Good

Caring about Caregivers: Facilitating Adoptions with Mobilization for Justice

Due to COVID-19 court restrictions, there have been no adoption proceedings over the past 14 months in New York City, culminating in a backlog of children in need. Although these proceedings are not considered to be...more

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Bill C-208 Poised to Facilitate Intergenerational Small Business and Farm Transfers

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A private member's bill aimed at facilitating intergenerational transfers of small businesses and farms has moved one step closer to becoming law. After passing third reading in the House of Commons on May 12, 2021, with 199...more

Miles & Stockbridge P.C.

A Growing Number of States, Including Virginia, Have Started Requiring Reporting of Independent Contractors to the State New Hire...

Under federal law, all employers (including public, private, government and not-for–profit employers, and employment agencies) are required to report certain data about new employees hired within 20 days of the employee...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

Have Judges Been Getting The Standard For Motions For Reconsideration Wrong All Along?

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You see it all of the time. Someone file a motion with the court regarding discovery and/or asking for various pendente lite relief, like temporary support, temporary parenting time and other things that come up during the...more

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP

Are You Ready for Your Custody Psychological Evaluation? Consider These Six Tips.

You want to make sure you are prepared if your case is headed toward a custody psychological evaluation. A psychological evaluation in a custody case can occur for a number of reasons, including issues associated with drug or...more

Lowndes

Gray Divorce: What to Consider When You’re Divorcing Later in Life

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By now, you’ve undoubtedly heard that Bill and Melinda Gates have chosen to end their 27-year marriage, joining the increasing number of long-married couples opting to divorce. A recent THINK article about the growing trend...more

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Florida’s Elective Share: Just What the Disinherited Spouse Needed

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It happens more often than you think: A surviving spouse is unknowingly excised from their predeceased spouse’s last will and testament to ostensibly be left with nothing. For instance, The Cars front man, Ric Ocasek, removed...more

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School’s Out, Summer’s Here - It’s a Good Time to Review your Summer Time-Sharing Schedule

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With the school year coming to an end and the beginning of summer here, it’s a good time to pull out your parenting plan and review your summer time-sharing agreement. Since every parenting plan is tailored to each individual...more

Charles E. Rounds, Jr.

The fiduciary exception to the attorney-client privilege in the trust context

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The drafters of the Uniform Trust Code back in 2000 decided to leave open for further consideration by the courts the extent to which a trustee may claim attorney-client privilege against a beneficiary seeking discovery of...more

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My Sibling is a Narcissist: Strategies for Fiduciary Litigation

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So, your sibling is a narcissist. Could this affect your inheritance under your parents’ estate plan? Here are some common intrafamilial disputes and possible strategies to avoid being disinherited as a result of your...more

Stange Law Firm, PC

Will Collaborative Divorce Work If Both Parties Are Not Fully Honest?

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A collaborative divorce is an option for many parties because they can potentially resolve their divorce matter outside of court. When a divorce settles outside of court, it can reduce fees and animosity. It can also allow...more

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DANTE’S DEDUCTION: Or Did You Mean A Credit?

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There is hope that the plague is behind us. Pestilence is on its way either in the form of a lantern fly or the return of the cicada after 17 years of peace. For the divorce lawyer and his friend in crime, the accountant,...more

Downey Brand LLP

No Bad Faith Required – Trustee of Spendthrift Trust May Be Compelled to Pay Attorney Fees Under Family Code Section 2030

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Section 2030 of California’s Family Code provides an important safeguard to ensure the fairness of marriage dissolution proceedings. It allows the Court to order a more financially well-off party to pay some or all of the...more

Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson PLLC

COVID Has Brought Your Marital Issues To A Head; Is A Collaborative Divorce Right For You?

More and more couples are opting for a process called a “Collaborative divorce” when their marriage is at an end. At its core, Collaborative Divorce is a dispute resolution process that asks each party to determine his/her...more

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The Perfect Divorce: Lessons Learned from Bill and Melinda Gates

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The announcement by Bill and Melinda Gates that they were ending their 27 year marriage shocked many. However, what was even more shocking was how amicable it appeared.   We hear horror stories about how contentious,...more

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP

May Is National Foster Care Month

National Foster Care Month is an initiative led and promoted by the Children’s Bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Social Services. At this time each year, the Bureau takes the opportunity to acknowledge foster...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

How Is Deferred Compensation That Is Granted Pre-Complaint, But Vests Post-Complaint, Divided?

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Last week, I blogged on the A.J.V. v. M.M.V. case, specifically, regarding the retroactive application of a savings component. As noted in the post, there was an interesting treatment of deferred compensation in the case. ...more

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Does It Matter How Property is Titled in Divorce?

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Many individuals wonder whether it matters how property is titled in a divorce. In other words, some theorize that if an asset is in their individual name, it might mean that they will receive this asset in a divorce. It...more

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