Legal News Articles - Family Law
June 21, 2018. By Anne Wallace.
Santa Cruz, CA: Inheritance lawyers have heard it all at this point: you don’t need a Will or a trust fund because you are not rich, own everything with a spouse, have wandered through the house putting little yellow sticky notes on the pictures and the silverware describing who should get them, and besides, you’re young and go to the gym.Read [ Why You Need an Estate Plan ]
November 20, 2013. By Brenda Craig.
Read [ Lawyer Fights for American Student Debt Trap Victims ]
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.
September 11, 2012. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ When Wage Garnishment Doesn't Work, Look to the Employer ]
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.
December 17, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Dividing It Up—Divorce Laws Vary According to Individual States ]
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…
November 12, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Read [ Former Major Leaguer Appears in Court for Child Support Hearing ]
Tampa Bay, FL A former professional baseball player has appeared in court in Florida after failing to pay child support, according to the St. Petersburg Times.
March 30, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Read [ Managers Pressured to Approve Applications for Social Security Disability Claims ]
Birmingham, AL A recent audit by the Social Security Administration's inspector general indicates that managers at the main state office that evaluates Social Security disability claims repeatedly pressured medical consultants to approve more cases for benefits.
March 28, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Read [ Court Hands Defeat to Anna Nicole Smith's Inheritance Attorneys ]
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.
January 14, 2010. By Brenda Craig.
Read [ Child Support Offenders Owe "Millions of Dollars" ]
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.
November 12, 2009. By Charles Benson.
Read [ Family law takes on parents who smoke ]
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.
October 5, 2009. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Family Law Works in Mysterious Ways ]
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.
- Tennessee child custody ruling reversed By Charles Benson (Sep-28-09)
- "Walk, Don't Run to the Altar" says Attorney Ben Berkley By Brenda Craig (Sep-14-09)
- D-I-V-O-R-C-E a Four-Letter Word in the Wrong Hands By Gordon Gibb (Sep-1-09)
- The Wild Side of Family Law By Gordon Gibb (Jan-26-09)
- Determining the Mental Capacity of a Decedent (Jan-7-09)
- Custody Laws: You Can't Choose Your Parents… By Gordon Gibb (Sep-20-08)
- A Good Family Law Attorney is Priceless By Gordon Gibb (Jul-27-08)
- Domestic Abuse Charges: "Make Sure Your Name is Cleared" By Heidi Turner (Jun-29-08)
- Governor of New York Adamant About Family Leave By Delsia Hartford (Feb-24-08)
- Soldier Custody Laws (Feb-1-08)
- Abusive Ex-husband Makes Sure Woman Loses Son By Julia Browne (Jan-8-08)
- US Law firm sells Extramarital Sizzle -- but what about Conservative Canada? By Jane Mundy (Sep-25-07)