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Gay Marriage Ruling Applied Retroactively

In 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States decided a groundbreaking decision relating to gay marriage. The application of this decision changed millions of lives around the country because for the first time in our history, gay marriage was legalized in all 50 states. This decision was Obergefell v. Hodges. To many gay and […]

Pets in Divorce Proceedings

Introduction to Pets in Divorce Proceedings

custody of dogWhen it comes to pets, the law is fairly clear on how pets are viewed – and that is pets are property. If you are a pet owner, it is more likely than not you view your pet as […]

The Divorce has been Finalized. Now What?

Introduction to The Divorce Has Been Finalized – What Now?

divorce is finalizedOnce a divorce has been finalized, either by a decree entered in by the judge or through agreement of the parties that is rarely the final step in the process. There is a lot that […]

Domestic Partnerships and Civil Unions

Introduction to Domestic Partnerships and Civil Unions

Domestic partnersMany people believe that marriage is the only way to not only profess love to their significant other, but to receive benefits from the government. While domestic partnerships and civil unions do not provide as many benefits as […]

Leaving the State with Minor Children: Temporary and Permanent Trips


Introduction to Leaving the State with Minor Children: Temporary and Permanent Trips 

It is not uncommon for people to want to move, either within a city or even out of state. There are dozens of reasons why a person or a family would want to move; work, school, family, military, or any number of other reasons. […]

How to Make the Most Out of Mediation


mediator hard jobChances are good that at some point during your family law or custody case you will be asked to submit to mediation. Some courts require parties to attempt to resolve their custody or divorce-related disputes to a mediator and attempt to reach a resolution; […]

Suspending and Terminating Child Custody Rights


mom had custody of childrenBeing a parent is often described in terms of rights and responsibilities. For example, while the parent of a child is expected to financially support his or her child and take actions that further the general health and welfare of his or […]

Should I Save My Emails When Getting Divorce?

I am Getting Divorced. Should I Save Emails and other Communications for my Divorce Case?

When getting divorced, it is not uncommon at all for soon-to-be ex-spouses and parents with a child in common to communicate with one another. Sometimes this communication will take place in person or over the telephone. In other cases, communication will […]

Introduction to Child Custody Cases

Introduction to The Tragedy of Child Custody Cases

Going through a divorce proceeding is not an easy process by any means. This becomes even more painfully true when children are involved. Not only will your life get turned upside down with your soon to be ex-spouse, you will have limitations on how often you can see […]

How Domestic Violence Impacts Family Law Cases

victim of domestic violence

Introduction to Domestic Violence and Family Law Cases

Domestic violence can affect a family law case in many different ways. For starters, it could be the reason why a divorce is pending, or why one person is seeking an order of protection. No matter […]

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