Earlier today I read an article in an on-line news journal about clients who spend inordinate time on the phone with their lawyers and the consequence for both lawyer andContinue Reading MANAGING COMMUNICATION WITH YOUR LAWYER
THE PERILS OF DIY REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS
Yes, it’s a family law blog but what makes this field so interesting is how many ways people can find to get themselves in trouble. Usually, folks know the risks…Continue Reading THE PERILS OF DIY REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS
Son with a Gun Part 2: Are You Liable for the Kid with a Gun?
Legislatures and courts these days are devoting lots of energy to what parents can and can’t regulate in their households and who is “responsible.” Florida just passed a law…Continue Reading Son with a Gun Part 2: Are You Liable for the Kid with a Gun?
Son With a Gun: Do Parents Have A Say?
On May 11, a federal court in Richmond, Virginia ruled that 18 year old’s have a right to own firearms regardless of state and federal laws limiting that right…Continue Reading Son With a Gun: Do Parents Have A Say?
Custody World: What Can You Tell the Kids?
Smith v. Confer is a relocation case decided by the Superior Court on May 3. It’s non precedential but it’s a wild one. The parents of the child shared custody…Continue Reading Custody World: What Can You Tell the Kids?
What Your Lawyer Would Like to Tell You About Fighting for Shared Custody
The headline is a bit of a teaser. It’s not that your lawyer is holding back. It’s more likely you just aren’t asking the right questions. Long ago, when this…Continue Reading What Your Lawyer Would Like to Tell You About Fighting for Shared Custody
Is There Room on the Spectrum for “Informed Mediation?”
This writer has formed the impression that over time, people undergoing separation and divorce are more inclined to seek extrajudicial remedies. Typically, the menu includes mediation, arbitration and something called…Continue Reading Is There Room on the Spectrum for “Informed Mediation?”
CUSTODY CONTEMPT & THE 1ST AMENDMENT
Just about every county likes to attach “guidelines” to child custody orders and those guidelines almost universally contain a non-disparagement clause proscribing use of language that demeans the other parent…Continue Reading CUSTODY CONTEMPT & THE 1ST AMENDMENT
THE SOCIAL SECURITY DISCUSSION
One of the tenets of this blog is that in a no-fault world divorce is a financial transaction heavily imbued with human emotion. The effective divorce lawyer tries to guide…Continue Reading THE SOCIAL SECURITY DISCUSSION
IVF Wars Continue
In 2021 two women were married. They moved to Pennsylvania where they decided to conceive a child through in vitro fertilization. One spouse, Chanel Glover formed a contract for the…Continue Reading IVF Wars Continue