- New Florida Alimony Law?
- My role as ABA Family Law Section Immediate Past Chair
- The benefits of a Smart Phone
- How You Can Help Your Divorce Lawyer Do a Good Job
- What it’s like being a divorce lawyer on Valentine’s day.
- Divorce lawyer goes to New Orleans, why?
- Family Lawyers meet to help improve things
- Every New Year the divorce cases pile in
- Welcome 2013
- Bar Mitzvah Year?
- Kids Rules
- Teens v Parents, at what age to cut the cord?
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I owe it to my clients to learn as much as I can to help them. Continue reading
Court decided resolution is never as good as a result agreed to by the people involved. And that can best be accomplished if we act civilly. Continue reading
Bar Mitzvah year, 2013 2013, a future has arrived. Just the name of the year, 2013, still sounds to me like a science fiction title. While the number 13 has to many been a symbol of bad luck, it seems … Continue reading
Again I wrote for LinkedIn and want to share it here as well: Parents, even parents not going through a divorce, often ignore what is in their children’s best interests. I do not mean forgetting meals or not educating them, … Continue reading
…whether a “surrogate” mother is also a legal mother? Continue reading
Double Duty, Quadruple Duty Family Law Day; Divorce Seminar, Child Abuse Seminar and 2 TV interviews
I didn’t do anything complex or change anything or anyone, but I did my little part, using the knowledge I have, to try to improve lives. And that made the day wholly worthwhile. Continue reading
…the factors the judge likely focused on were those that affected the children and what would give them the best shot at good, stable futures. Continue reading
The Annual American Bar Association meeting, held this year in Toronto, has been quite interesting. I have gone to meetings for all sorts of committees (Commission on Youth at Risk, and many others) and seminars on all sorts of topics … Continue reading
No law is perfect, but hopefully this law will help military families and their children, and hopefully does not reduce the emphasis that must always be placed on ensuring that we do what is in the best interests of the child. Continue reading
The parties, if they have children, will continue to interact and be somewhat interdependent on each other after the divorce. Why allow more roadblocks, like allowing outsiders to know their private business, to make their life any harder than it already will be? Continue reading
Here’s to hoping that things get better for those who had a rough 2010, and that those who didn’t, continue to be blessed in 2011 and beyond. Continue reading
That spot on the ballot for “judge” may just be the most important box you check. Continue reading
This Wednesday through Saturday, the ABA Family Law Section hosts it’s annual Fall seminar (next October we are meeting in Las Vegas). True to form, the programming is excellent, filled with excellent speakers on excellent topics of interest to family … Continue reading
But if we, and importantly the judges, can know the very present, then we are more likely to formulate plans for our children that will work now, and hopefully into the future. Continue reading
1978. That was the first time in the history of the world that a child was conceived outside of a mother’s body, with a donated/borrowed egg and then successfully carried through pregnancy to life. Continue reading
The bottom line is that change is inevitable and when it is as significant as a divorce, everything changes. Continue reading
One thing is clear, especially to me as a family law attorney: abusive behavior is certainly not limited to the poor or uneducated. Continue reading
I enjoy serving as a mediator and do it three or four times each year. Continue reading
Each summer, thousands of parents reach for their custody papers. They need to re-read them to confirm which week is theirs, or if their ex can really insist on a certain schedule with the children. Inevitably, visitation issues arise which … Continue reading