Category Archives: Attorney Guidance

Do Grandparents Have Rights When it Comes to their Grandchildren?

We have all had family fights. Disagreed with our parents or rebelled when we were teens and thought we knew everything, but what happens when that fight leaves the family in pieces? When adults have disagreements, they are often caught … Continue reading

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Jersey Girl Sues Parents: What to Make of the Rachel Canning Case

The nation has been swept into a furor in the past few days over a New Jersey girl suing her parents. Rachel Canning, 18, filed a complaint against her parents, alleging that they abused and mistreated her before kicking her … Continue reading

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Psychologist Accused of Professional Negligence in Boy’s Death

On February 19, Associated Press reported that Hera McLeod, mother of a 15-month-old boy who drowned while in his father’s care, is suing the psychologist who suggested the visitation.  The court-ordered unsupervised visitation came after Margaret Wong, a psychologist who … Continue reading

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Bankruptcy and Divorce

Often, a married couple’s decision to divorce comes when they are already considering filing for bankruptcy.  In other cases, bankruptcy is used by one divorcing party as a strategy to discharge some of the financial burdens of the dissolution action.  … Continue reading

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Sperm Donor Expected to Pay Child Support

Reuters reports that the State of Kansas has filed a petition to declare a sperm donor the legal father of his genetic child in an attempt to make him pay child support. The donor, William Marotta, met privately with a … Continue reading

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Same-sex Couples, Surrogacy, and Custody

Child custody is often a complex and contested issue in the contexts of divorce and legal separation.  Parties may dispute the child’s best interests, including how much time the child should spend with each parent, where the child should live … Continue reading

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The Impact of Tattoos in a Custody Case

I bet you would never think that your tattoos could impact a custody decision. Recently, I had an opposing attorney compel my client to provide a detailed explanation as to the meanings of his tattoos.  It was a strange request, … Continue reading

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Evaluating “Goodwill” during Asset Division

In a contested divorce proceeding, valuation of community assets is often the most complicated and controversial issue.  Couples who seek a divorce often spend a lot of time (and money) posturing for the most favorable division of assets. Particularly when … Continue reading

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Upcoming Changes to Custody Laws

Whether going through a custody battle or not, most people are familiar with the longstanding terms of “custody” and “visitation”.  Additionally, most people who have gone through a custody case are familiar with the term “best interests”. Determination of the … Continue reading

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Special Considerations for Military Divorces

Military life can include a number of unique challenges not faced by most civilians.  Frequent relocation, uncertain deployment schedules, and often dangerous work can make family life difficult.  Should that difficulty lead to a decision for a military couple to … Continue reading

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