Family

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  • Texas Family Code 156.101(a)(1), What is a material and substantial change? January 17, 2017 What is a material and substantial change? The Texas Family Code allows for a modification of a suit affecting the parent-child relationship if modification would be in the best interest of the child and the circumstances of the child, a conservator,…
  • Notes on Kuwait, Child Custody and Child Abduction January 17, 2017 By Jeremy D. Morley 1. Family and personal status law in Kuwait is governed by religious courts. In Kuwait the Sunni and Shi'a have their own court chambers to handle such matters in accordance with their own jurisprudence. In the case of Sunni…
  • ONLINE DIVORCE – ARE YOU FOR REAL? January 17, 2017 it's fair to say that sir james munby, the most senior family division judge, is a progressive and dynamic influence on the judicial system. one of his recent worthy crusades has been an energetic push to harness modern technology of the type used by…
  • Divorce filings surge in January January 17, 2017 As people make new year's resolutions to start their new year with a clean slate, some of the best Dallas, Texas family lawyers, as well as family law attorneys across the United States, report a rise of nearly one-third of new divorce filings in…
  • SCOTUS turns down Indian Child Welfare Act challenge brought by foster parents of Choctaw girl January 17, 2017 From The ABA Journal: The U.S. Supreme Court declined on Monday to hear a foster family's challenge to the adoption of their former foster daughter under the Indian Child Welfare Act. Rusty and Summer Page of Santa Clarita, California, had...
  • Internet Newsletter for Lawyers January/February 2017 January 17, 2017 The latest issue of the Internet Newsletter for Lawyers is now published.In this issueIntellectual property – Shireen Smith of Azrights explains why IP is relevant to every business and how to protect itLaw publishers – Nick Holmes reports…
  • How to Help Your Child Adjust to a Divorce January 17, 2017 A divorce can be a highly traumatizing and overwhelming situation for a child. Although a divorce is a stressful time for the partners getting separated, it is actually the children involved who suffer the deepest impact of a broken family. Given…
  • Behan v. Behan January 16, 2017 2016 Slip Op. 08192 December 7, 2016 This case is an appeal by the plaintiff for an order by the Supreme Court. One order granted the plaintiff's motion to put the action on calendar for a settlement conference and ask for the dismissal of a…
  • The Uncontested Divorce – Part 4 (Spousal Maintenance) January 16, 2017 Most uncontested divorces are not long on duration. Less time married means less time to accumulate assets, debts and stuff (not to mention children). Therefore, there are less potential issues to cause disputes if the marriage ends. Conversely, most…
  • Mediation and Divorce the nonadversarial approach to Dissolution January 16, 2017 Often people find themselves at the point in their life when they must decide to go forward with their marriage or should they terminate their relationship. One impediment they might find that might decide their decision making in going forward, is…
  • Property Manager Charged with Wire Fraud in HOA Construction Project January 16, 2017 Recently a property management company was charged with wire fraud for its actions in managing a San Diego, California association. The property manager was directed to obtain bids for a construction project. According to the criminal indictment, the…
  • Paying Additional Child Support in NJ for a Gifted Child January 16, 2017 When a judge calculates the amount of child support that a parent must pay for a child, many different expenses are factored into that calculation. Certainly things like food, clothing and shelter are included, but additional items such as…
  • Wrongful Death Lawsuit: INDOT Liable for Fatal Indiana Crash January 16, 2017 The widow of a man killed in a head-on collision in Indiana two years ago is suing the Indiana Department of Transportation, alleging the state agency is liable for her husband's death, due to its failure to properly maintain the roadway. According…
  • How Imputed Income Works and How it Can Affect a Child Support Case in Maryland January 16, 2017 In child support cases, the supporting parent's income is often one the most essential pieces of evidence in determining how much support he or she should pay. Sometimes, though, that parent may engage in actions to try to dodge paying child support.…
  • Children Refuse to See Father; Child Support Suspended January 16, 2017 The parties, who were never married, have two children together, the younger of whom is now 17 years old. The parents have been litigating custody and visitation issues for almost the entire lives of their children. In its December 28, 2016 decision…
  • The Guardian view on family courts: cuts hurt January 16, 2017 From The Guardian: Liz Truss, the justice secretary, did the right thing in ordering an urgent review into the best way of stopping abusers tormenting their victims through the family courts. It is entirely unacceptable that, as the Guardian has...
  • Incorrect Burden of Proof Leads to Reversal in Nashville, TN Parental Relocation Case: Stanley v. Stanley January 16, 2017 Facts: Mother and Father are the parents of two children. Everyone lived in Oklahoma until moving to Tennessee in 2005. Mother and Father divorced in 2008 in Nashville. Under the operative parenting plan, Father was designated the primary residential…
  • Strategies for Dealing with an Angry Spouse in a Divorce January 16, 2017 What with the obvious anguish and stress of a shattered life, the involvement of a toxic spouse can make it even harder for you to deal with your divorce. The stubborn and aggressive attitude of a resentful partner can not only promote additional…
  • News Essentials: 16th January 2017 January 15, 2017 A brief summary of the essential family law news and cases from the last week:NEWSThree-quarters of social workers oppose 'power to innovate' provisionsLAs should not be permitted to opt out of statutory duties to children and families. Full story:…
  • The "Rule of Primacy", The Cornerstone to Effective Trial Advocacy: Plus Some Bonus Acting Tips January 15, 2017 RULE OF PRIMACY: Following the "Rule of Primacy" is one of the easiest (yet most overlooked) ways for attorneys to improve their trial performance. If you're a young attorney with aspirations of becoming the next Clarence Darrow you need to know and…