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  • Washington Appeals Court Finds No Prosecutorial Misconduct in Vehicular Assault Case April 28, 2017 In cases involving driving under the influence, the state often relies on test results to show that the defendant was intoxicated. However, the prosecutor may also point to the defendant's behavior as evidence of intoxication. A Washington appeals…
  • Superheroes of the Pennsylvania Superior Court April 28, 2017 Today is National Superhero Day. Earlier this month I had the opportunity to accompany one of the partners of the firm to the Pennsylvania Superior Court. As a young attorney who has not yet had the opportunity to argue at the Superior Court, this…
  • Keeping smart people from doing stupid stuff April 28, 2017 When I attended law school no one informed me that I would spend a substantial part of most days talking smart people out of doing stupid stuff. Lessons in best practices doing this could have been one of my more valuable practimum experiences had…
  • Relationships and Dating April 28, 2017 Coping with Mistrust in Relationships Post-Divorce You can face your trust issues with optimism when you extend trust to those who deserve it and learn to trust yourself day by day.…
  • Religious Texas Clerks Can Now Delegate LGBT Union Licenses April 28, 2017 Texas county clerks with "sincerely held" religious objections may now delegate the task of issuing same-sex marriage licenses to other officials. According to state Senator Brian Birdwell, Texas Senate Bill 522 institutes a "statutory balance…
  • To Meet and Confer, You Need to Talk April 28, 2017 If you have a "dispute concerning discovery," the law requires that you try to resolve it informally by conferring with the opposing side. This meet-and-confer requirement can be met in person, by telephone, or by letter. But a letter or email alone…
  • Maryland Mother's Claims of Misrepresentation Not Enough to Lead Court to Order Paternity Testing April 28, 2017 An old adage warns the reader to "be careful what you wish for, you just might get it." The adage is a reference to the notion that many outcomes, even ones we desire strongly, may come with unintended consequences. This arguably was the case for a…
  • Cohabitation and Alimony: What is Cohabitation? (Part 1 of 2) April 28, 2017 By: Jennifer A. Crissman, Woodruff Family Law Group If you are going through a separation and divorce in North Carolina, one topic that always arises is the dreaded "A" word: Alimony. No one wants to be responsible for supporting their soon to be…
  • Plan for a successful family vacation April 28, 2017 From the Stanly News & Press: Vacations provide a chance to rest, recharge and experience new locales. Family vacations also provide an opportunity to make lasting memories parents and their children will remember forever. According to the 2016…
  • Photo of the Week: Smoky Mountain Stream April 28, 2017 Information provided by K.O. Herston: Knoxville, Tennessee Divorce and Family-Law Attorney.Filed under: Photography Tagged: Photography
  • Does Surveilling Someone Using a PI Violate an Order of Protection During a New York Divorce? April 28, 2017 In Anonymous v. Anonymous, a husband filed a motion for summary judgment to dismiss his wife's petition alleging he'd violated an order of protection. The order of protection had been entered without a finding of fault and directed him to stay at…
  • Can The Husband Sell The Marital House? April 28, 2017 The answer to whether a divorcing guy can sell his house or not is not quite an easy one. This is because the reply depends on factors like what decisions were made by the judge in a particular case and the conditions of a divorce agreement. Divorce…
  • How Can I Vacate a Restraining Order? April 28, 2017 Restraining orders can sometimes remain in effect for several years. In some cases, this duration of protection is unnecessary. Fortunately, a final restraining order can be either dismissed or modified by the court if both parties to the order show…
  • Inside and outside the system April 27, 2017 My posts this week on Marilyn Stowe's Family Law & Divorce Blog covered a spectrum from the depths of the system, through to those who think it best to be outside of it. There was also a bleak look into the future. The posts included:Encouraging…
  • Washington Appeals Court Rules Necessity Defense Unavailable to Defendant Charged with Attempting to Elude April 27, 2017 Often, a person charged with driving while under the influence will face additional, related charges. Attempting to elude police is one such charge. Sometimes, a person may feel they are justified in not stopping for the police officer, but a…
  • When to file and when to continue negotiating without filing April 27, 2017 I had a recent consult with a woman who was gung ho to file for divorce. In discussing her situation, I could not understand her urgency to file before giving negotiations a chance. Like many spouses who come to my office seeking a divorce, she…
  • Should I Blow The Whistle? April 27, 2017 Some basic considerations when thinking of reporting health care fraud Most employees never imagine reporting their employers. No one takes a job with their sights set on clandestinely gathering evidence for a government health care fraud…
  • Top 10 Tips for Social Media Use When Divorcing April 27, 2017 Hi there, Social media can become very problematic in a divorce case. Divorce lawyers, myself included, consider it a treasure trove of potentially useful information.We can obtain your online credentials and passwords in a contested matter so it all…
  • Florida Appeals Court Imputes Income, Assigns Child Support Obligation to Incarcerated Father April 27, 2017 In the latest chapter of what has become an expanding issue for Florida's appellate courts, another district court has weighed in upon whether or not trial courts should impose child support obligations upon parents who are in prison. In this most…
  • 3 Key Topics on Managing a Child's Medical Care After Divorce April 27, 2017 3 Key Topics on Managing a Child's Medical Care After Divorce In any stage of a child's life, the state of their health is paramount to their parents. In a divorce, the question of how to manage a child's medical care shouldn't…