Interstate Custody Arrangements

What to Consider When the Other Parent Lives in Another State Almost every state across the U.S. has enacted a statute called the “Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act.” Under this statute, standards are set for courts to make custody decisions and standards for...
Posted On 20 Dec 2016
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Prenuptial Agreements: The Case of Mark Zuckerberg

One day after the Facebook IPO opened on the stock exchange in 2012, founder Mark Zuckerberg and his now wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, walked down the aisle. While many wondered what the couple received as wedding gifts – what can you really get for a billionaire CEO anyway – others...
Posted On 16 Dec 2016
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What to Know about Guardians Ad Litem

Guardians ad litem are lawyers hired to represent children’s best interests in a court of law. Commonly referred to as a “GAL,” this legal professional can be requested by either party in a divorce or custody case and can also be requested and appointed by a judge. When guardians...
Posted On 04 Oct 2016
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Living with a Soon-To-Be Ex-Spouse

Many people assume that once divorce documents have been filed, one of the parties in the marriage is required to move out of the couple’s marital home. This is in fact not a requirement though one of the spouses can move out if he or she chooses to do so. The soon-to-be exes can...
Posted On 29 Sep 2016
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Children of Dissolved Marriages May Be Able to Sue for College Expenses

In most states, the family court system generally assumes that children’s parents will adequately represent those children’s best interests. With that being said, some states do allow children over the age of 18 to sue their parents in order to have their college education...
Posted On 12 Aug 2016
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The Danger of Facebook and Social Media in Divorce Cases

Why You Should Keep Facebook Out of Your Divorce Litigations In today’s technology age, so much of our lives and our personal business exists on social media platforms, like Facebook, for the world to see. While it is great to share photos of vacations and delicious meals, it is...
Posted On 02 Aug 2016
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Divorce Effects on Male Rights

The men’s rights movement focuses on discrimination, oppression, and disadvantages faced by the male gender. This movement is a subset of the men’s movement that began in the 1970s. Considered a countermovement to feminism, it has affected several areas of the legal system...
Posted On 26 Jul 2016
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Agreeing to Get a Divorce

Most divorce stories relayed through the grapevine are gut wrenching. They include everything from fighting over cars and furniture to battling about who will receive custody of the children. The level of drama and stress involved is enough to make anyone want to remain single....
Posted On 16 Jul 2016
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Recent Family Law Changes

Each year brings additional changes to family and divorce rules/laws. This year, courts are grappling with some big issues, many of which require changes to laws, rules, or guidelines. Laws typically lag behind the times and judges who accept new legal interpretations open...
Posted On 04 Jun 2016
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When Parents Divorce, What Happens to Their Children

The divorce rate in today’s society is staggering. Many of these couples have children, meaning that additional lives are affected by the dissolution of the marriage. When parents divorce, they must think about not only dividing their assets and beginning separate lives but...
Posted On 28 Apr 2016
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