Differences Between Open and Closed Adoptions

What You Should Know About Open and Closed Adoptions In decades’ past, all adoptions were closed adoptions – a closed adoption means that no contact occurs between the child and his or her birth parents once the adoption has been finalized and, in some cases, before the adoption...
Posted On 06 Mar 2017
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Who Gets the Ring?

What Happens to a Ring After a Broken Engagement A broken engagement can be a confusing and emotionally painful experience. Aside from the usual sadness, the once engaged individuals must now decide who will keep the engagement ring. Courts across the country vary on this issue,...

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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A Brief Introduction to Family Court Appeals

What You Should Know About Handling Family Court Appeals Decisions in family court can often resolve issues that are related to divorce including the division of property, child custody, and child and spousal support. Each state has mechanisms in place through court appeals that...

Even Pro Athletes Must Fulfill Family Obligations

Along the same lines as the person who won the lottery and died without a penny, we often hear about current and former professional athletes who have earned millions of dollars and spent it all on themselves, leaving nothing left for themselves or their families. Bankruptcy is...

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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Same-Sex Adoption Upheld in Court

US Supreme Court Upholds Adoption Rights On March 7, 2016, the US Supreme Court announced the outcome of the case of V.L. vs. E.L. – in this case, the court upheld one of the women’s adoption rights to the three children born to her same-sex partner during their relationship....

Why Should a Parent Establish Paternity of a Child?

For many single parents having a child with their partner, paternity is often assumed. In a perfect world, the two of you stay together, raise the child, and possibly get married at some point. But, what happens when things do not go as planned. What happens if the “father”...

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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