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  • Bitcoin and Division of Assets in Divorce February 22, 2018 A law firm in the U.K who is currently handling three divorce cases where Bitcoin is a major asset is warning of a "looming divorce nightmare" where family law disputes involve cryptocurrencies. While cryptocurrency has been around for almost a…
  • Helping Your Adult Children Cope With Your Divorce February 22, 2018 When parents of minor children decide to divorce, they will often put a great deal of thought into how the end of their marriage will affect their children and do everything they can to ease children's transition into a new situation in which they…
  • Lunchtime Work Accidents: Are You Entitled to Benefits? February 22, 2018 More than likely, you have some idea as to what constitutes a work accident. In fact, New Jersey's workers' compensation laws offer some insight as to what is considered an on-the-job injury. The first condition is that the accident must arise out of…
  • Sperm Donor Who Donated to Lesbian Couple is Denied Parental Rights February 22, 2018 A recent decision by an appeal court in New York state has denied a sperm donor's request to have a paternity test in order to be recognized as a child's legal parent, noting that "biology is not dispositive in a court's paternity determination."…
  • The Quality of Title and Adverse Possession February 22, 2018 In Ontario, there are two land title registration systems: one under the Registry Act and the other under the Land Titles Act. We commonly associate the former with paper deeds and other title documents, and the latter with electronically recorded…
  • New Illinois Law Helps Domestic Violence Victims Keep Phone Numbers February 22, 2018 When someone is the victim of domestic violence or domestic abuse, they can obtain an order of protection which provides them with safety. However, victims often struggle to achieve independence from their abusers, since their lives are closely…
  • Can I Be Convicted of DUI in PA If I Was Below the Legal BAC Limit? February 22, 2018 It is common knowledge that every U.S. state has now implemented laws which state that driving a vehicle with a blood alcohol level over .08% means you can be convicted of a DUI (some states use the term DWI, but they are generally interchangeable).…
  • Judge Gives Grandparents Custody of Transgender Teen February 22, 2018 From CNN: A Hamilton County, Ohio, judge on Friday gave custody of a transgender teen to his grandparents rather than his parents, allowing them to make medical decisions regarding his transition. The parents didn't want the teen, a 17-year-old…
  • The Insult February 22, 2018 How can words or minor interpersonal tensions lead to major trauma and in some cases national trauma? As a conflict professional, I am constantly intrigued by the power of words, actions and inaction. An act or expression may or may not be intended…
  • IL Proposal to Lower Age for Babysitting & Leaving Child Alone February 22, 2018 From Illinois News Network: An Illinois lawmaker wants to lower the age at which children can be left home alone. Current Illinois law states any child under the age of 14 cannot go without adult supervision for "an unreasonable amount...
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  • Preparing For Divorce Mediation February 21, 2018 Television and the media certainly do not depict divorce and child custody in a positive light. What we see on television and in movies are couples getting a divorce and eventually ending up intensely arguing in the courtroom. The couples getting a…
  • ONLINE DIVORCE KITS: POTENTIAL PITFALLS AND PROBLEMS February 21, 2018 Everyone going through a divorce wants to get a divorce at the least possible cost. In short, most people want a cheap, uncontested divorce. And some people resort to the lure of cheap online divorce kits in their effort to achieve a "do it…
  • It Can be Frightening! Destroying Property and Domestic Violence February 21, 2018 There's a common misconception about domestic violence. A great many people wrongfully assume that domestic violence only applies to actual physical contact. However, there are actually nineteen separate acts that constitute predicate acts of…
  • Norfolk Circuit Court – Hit and Fun Felony avoided February 21, 2018 DISCLAIMER – EACH CASE IS UNIQUE AND CASE RESULTS DEPEND ON YOUR INDIVIDUAL SITUATION. CASE RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE UNDERTAKEN BY THE LAWYER. February 20, 2018, Norfolk Circuit Court, Charge: Hit…
  • Traffic Wins in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake (Jan-Feb 2018) February 21, 2018 Below are some recent wins in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake General District Court. DISCLAIMER – EACH CASE IS UNIQUE AND CASE RESULTS DEPEND ON YOUR INDIVIDUAL SITUATION. CASE RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE…
  • Cheat Sheet: What's "domestic violence" under Arizona statutes? February 21, 2018 In Engstrom v. McCarthy (January 9, 2018), the Arizona Court of Appeals reversed a trial court's finding of domestic violence based on insufficient findings. "It may well be that some of Father's actions constituted domestic violence under the…
  • 5 Apps for Divorced Parents February 21, 2018 Divorce and its aftermath can be (and usually are) chaotic. Having kids and keeping track of all their things was tough enough, and now you have to coordinate your parenting with someone you may not even want to talk to, much less strategize with.…
  • The Magic Date for Alimony and Tax Deductions: December 31, 2018 February 21, 2018 The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act "TCJA" has a definite effect on alimony payments. Prior to the new law, alimony payments could be deducted by the payer for federal income tax purposes and recipients had to report the payments as taxable income. Any…
  • How Will Your Custody Agreement Impact Your Taxes? February 21, 2018 Ask any Doylestown child custody lawyer, and they'll tell you many of their clients are in a pretty rough emotional state. Divorce is never easy, but it's important not to lose sight of the practical, nuts-and-bolt issues, such as the tax implication…