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The bottom line is that change is inevitable and when it is as significant as a divorce, everything changes.

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August 28th, 2010

Divorce and birth rates down?

A Georgia Public Broadcasting article suggests birth rates and divorce rates are down in this poor economy (Click here for a link to the article). But is this a good thing? We must remember that divorce, is a legal proceeding, not a determinative identification of which marriages are stable and which are not. Perhaps the […]

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August 26th, 2010

International custody

These cases are so important and time passes so fast that unless we as family law attorneys understand the rules and laws, children may go unreturned for too long, and in many cases they may never be returned.

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True, being a witness is inconvenient and time consuming.

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But does that make fault irrelevant? In many states the answer is no.

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July 26th, 2010

ABA Annual Meeting 2010

At the meeting, I will have the good fortune of being sworn in as the Chair Elect of the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association.

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July 14th, 2010

Mel Gibson

One thing is clear, especially to me as a family law attorney: abusive behavior is certainly not limited to the poor or uneducated.

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July 11th, 2010

Mediation and Settlement

I enjoy serving as a mediator and do it three or four times each year.

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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 were not anticipated, or for which no arrangements had been made.  While many standard visitation […]

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June 29th, 2010

Families Matter

Last week in Baltimore, MD, the University of Baltimore Law School and the ABA Family Law Section co-hosted a very special event, The Families Matter Symposium.   The “Families Matter” idea is a platform of three consecutive Chairs of the ABA Family Law Section with the goal of reducing the negative consequences of Family Law on families, […]