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  • Can Visitation With a Child Be Reduced Without Prior Notice in Arizona In the unpublished decision of Contreras v. Bourke, the Arizona Court of Appeals addressed whether a mother, Nancy, was denied due process of law when an Arizona family court…
  • The Ontario Court of Appeal recently reversed a Hague Convention order that a mother from England must return to England with her two children, failing which her British husband would have custody of their children. (Zafar v. Saiyid (2018) ONCA 352)…
  • Difficulties Divorcing a Narcissist As American writer Jonathan Franzen wrote, "nice people don't necessarily fall in love with nice people." If you have been married to a narcissist for any length of time, you are probably painfully aware of this…
  • By now you might have read the story of Tasha Lynn Schleicher, whom police have described as "one of the worst DUI offenders in the United States." Earlier this month, Schleicher, of Minnesota, was arrested for drunk driving in the town of Riverside,…
  • By: Curtis Wiberg Over the last several years, Denver real estate prices have increased rapidly and significantly. In many Denver divorce cases, the largest asset needing to be divided is the marital home. If the parties have resided in the marital…
  • The idea behind paralysis by analysis is when a decision needs to be made, all the options are over-analyzed, and not one "works." Everything that could happen, should have happened, or did happen is considered and weighed. Then, the paralysis sets…
  • If you're facing charges for driving while under the influence, you obviously are wary of the consequences. It isn't as if you were out drinking with your friends and blew above .08% in the breathalyzer machine. Instead, a drug recognition expert…
  • After a legal battle that cost more than $2 million and lasted more than three years, the ex-wife of a property developer in Quebec was recently awarded $95,000 in monthly support in what lawyers are calling one of the largest […] The post…
  • Introduction The best way to handle international child abduction is to prevent it before it occurs, although that is often far easier said than done.International child abduction has become increasingly prevalent as greater international mobility…
  • Today seems like a good day to give you a little preview of my forthcoming book, written with Julie Doughty and Paul Magrath - the rather lovely Foreword written by Sir Andrew McFarlane, soon to be President of the Family Division (congratulations!).…
  • Whenever a major life event happens—marriage, divorce, or the birth of a child—you should sit down with your attorney and review your estate plan. But even when your life situation remains the same, it's still a good idea to review your…
  • From the Atlantic: Every Monday evening, Mormons around the world pause, as families. Together they pray, sing, play games, eat snacks. This is all standard fare for many American households, but the difference is that for Mormons, it's built into...
  • Law & Politics names James J. Gross and Michael F. Callahan among Maryland & DC Super Lawyers for 2018. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer…
  • Millennials have grown up, and while they were busy revolutionizing the technology sector with smartphone applications like Venmo, the law has not adapted to the changing realities of how people interact. Venmo is a smartphone app, but it can be used…
  • In today's constantly connected world, when the decision to divorce has been made, one of the first things attorneys will tell their clients about is the importance of protecting their online privacy. Read our blog to find out more:
  • At A GlanceEssential Tables for Financial RemediesFLBA£70 - Published by Class Legal: April 2018As I've explained here previously, I don't have time these days to do full book reviews, so this will be short. Still, that is not such a problem, as…
  • Having your criminal record "sealed" (or "expunged") is the process of having your criminal record made confidential. If your record is sealed, the documents will be hidden from public view, but will not actually be destroyed, unless the convictions…
  • For a divorcing couple with minor children, the process of developing financial support and co-parenting agreements that meet the needs of the whole family can be both complicated and exhausting. Once it is done, you hope the original agreement will…
  • Child adoption costs are one of the major considerations potential adoptive parents have when they consider adopting a child in Texas. The decision to adopt a child doesn't come easy. For potential adoptive parents, you might have tried to conceive a…
  • When getting divorced, understanding what you can expect at each step along the way can help the process go more smoothly. From the legal requirements to the practicalities of attempting to resolve differences with your soon-to-be-former spouse,…