2020

Blog Posts in 2020

  • 28-Feb-2020

    What Is Collaborative Divorce?

    An Alternative to Litigation Family law matters, such as divorces, are typically governed by state laws regarding domestic relations and matrimonial rights. When a person decides to get married, it is a legal action that results in the creation of ...
  • 22-Feb-2020

    Can You Go to Jail for Violating Divorce Orders?

    Going to court can be an intimidating experience for many people. Unless you work in the legal profession, going to court can feel like a completely alien experience. There is a definite order to how things operate in court that would seem silly in ...
  • 21-Feb-2020

    The Benefits of Marital Agreements

    Marital agreements are legally binding contracts that spouses—or prospective spouses—enter into regarding issues related to their marriage. Typically, premarital agreements govern the rights and responsibilities of the parties when it ...
  • 20-Feb-2020

    What Is the Violence Against Women Act?

    The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was a federal law aimed at addressing cases involving domestic violence and abuse toward women. The law expired last year during the 2018-2019 government shutdown. The U.S. House of Representatives took ...
  • 1-Feb-2020

    Monasky v. Taglieri & International Child Custody

    Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court decided a case concerning international child custody cases under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. Known simply as the “ Hague Abduction Convention,” member ...
  • 30-Jan-2020

    The Right to a Jury Trial

    The Right to a Jury Trial Under the Constitution The Bill of Rights to the U.S. Constitution includes the first ten amendments, which were enacted to protect the personal freedoms of people by specifying what the government can and cannot do. The ...
  • 30-Jan-2020

    Imputing Income for Calculating Child Support

    When a married couple with children decides to get a divorce, the determination of child support is one of the issues that must be resolved. All parents have a legal responsibility to provide sufficient financial support for their children to secure ...
  • 22-Jan-2020

    Different Types of Spousal Support Explained

    Temporary Spousal Support Divorce can be a long process, taking anywhere from a few months to a few years to complete. However, during that time the parties are still legally married but living separately and apart. Not only must each spouse cover ...