Legal News Articles - Family Law
November 20, 2013. By Brenda Craig.
Cromwell, CT Attorney Joshua Cohen may have one of the best perspectives on the student loan debt crisis in America. A thirty-something attorney, Cohen has been intervening on behalf of young Americans caught in the student loan debt crisis for almost five years, and is one of the few lawyers in the US with the knowledge and ability to get people back on track.
Read [ Lawyer Fights for American Student Debt Trap Victims
September 11, 2012. By Gordon Gibb.
Tampa, FL The unfortunate fallout that comes with the failure of a union where children are involved will more often than not include a provision for child support to the mother, on the part of the father. Also, more often than not, payment of child support falls to the court, which institutes wage garnishment with the father's employer, to ensure funds owed to the mother for care of the matrimonial children, is guaranteed.
Read [ When Wage Garnishment Doesn't Work, Look to the Employer
December 17, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Sacramento, CA Divorce in California is a community affair. No, it's not that the entire community gets involved [although there are those who will tell you otherwise]. Rather, it's that aspect of Family Law in California that dictates whether your divorce will be governed by community property or equitable distribution. Divorce lawyers will guide you through this, of course—but here's the skinny that may save you your shirt…
Read [ Dividing It Up—Divorce Laws Vary According to Individual States
March 28, 2010. By Charles Benson.
San Francisco, CA Three years after her death, Anna Nicole Smith's inheritance lawsuit may finally have come to an end, as a federal appellate court panel recently ruled that Smith's estate is not entitled to any of the $1.6 billion left behind by the former Playboy model's late husband, J. Howard Marshall.
Read [ Court Hands Defeat to Anna Nicole Smith's Inheritance Attorneys
January 14, 2010. By Brenda Craig.
Charleston, WV Deadbeat parents owe millions in support payments to children in West Virginia, and attorney Charles "Rusty" Webb is doing his level best to make sure they pay up. He recently filed a legal malpractice class action lawsuit against the State Bureau of Child Support Enforcement, alleging that it is negligent in its duty to aggressively pursue parents who ignore court orders to make child support payments.
Read [ Child Support Offenders Owe "Millions of Dollars"
November 12, 2009. By Charles Benson.
Middletown, OH A recent ruling in Middletown may go a long way towards lowering the rates of throat cancer in children as the Ohio 12th District Court of Appeals has upheld a previous decision to forbid smoking around a child - a ruling that could greatly shape future child custody laws.
Read [ Family law takes on parents who smoke
October 5, 2009. By Gordon Gibb.
Fairfax, VA The law works in mysterious ways sometimes, as does family law. A recent spousal support claim tested the child custody laws and law in general in a way that might leave one at a loss to understand the outcome. Either way it makes for interesting reading.
Read [ Family Law Works in Mysterious Ways
September 28, 2009. By Charles Benson.
Nashville, TN The Tennessee Court of Appeals has ruled that a lesbian mother can gain custody of her 14-year-old daughter while having a live-in partner.
Read [ Tennessee child custody ruling reversed