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Divorce Confidential: Children And The 'Best Interests' Standard

Caroline Choi | Posted 06.28.2016 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Parents who work together and make the best decisions for their child are better off than when a court imposes an order on the family. With that goal in mind, look for a parenting expert or coach in your city. There are also many valuable resources available to you including co-parenting classes and co-parenting books. Finally, don't forget to talk to an attorney in your city for a resource list and tips on how to navigate this process!

A Cloud Hanging Over the Military Commissions

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 02.17.2016 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

It shouldn't have been such a difficult issue. After all, defendants on trial for mass murder in a death penalty case often aren't happy with how things are going. That may include being disappointed with their lawyers. But that's in federal court. The military commissions are different.

'Violent Crimes,' A Conversation with Phillip Margolin

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 02.09.2016 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Phillip Margolin, a former criminal defense attorney who defended thirty murder cases, has written many New York Times bestsellers. He is well-known for his Amanda Jaffe and Brad Miller series, and for his many standalone novels.

Divorce Confidential: Parental Child Abduction in Divorce

Caroline Choi | Posted 02.05.2016 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Divorce rates are on the rise across the world. Here in the U.S., the divorce rate is higher than 50%, with Spain, Portugal and Belgium almost 20% hi...

About Those Bleak Prison Phone Calls in Making A Murderer . . . .

Stephen A. Cooper | Posted 01.22.2016 | Crime
Stephen A. Cooper

Good criminal defense attorneys tell their clients at the first meeting -- whether it's in a cellblock, the attorney's office, or anywhere else -- ple...

The Crime-Fraud Exception to Attorney-Client Privilege

Brad Reid | Posted 12.14.2015 | Business
Brad Reid

The attorney-client privilege protects from involuntary disclosure confidential communications between a client and her or his attorney for the purpos...

Hack Reveals Prison Phone Company Recorded Attorney-Client Calls

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business

Whenever a prisoner makes a phone call, that call is recorded. Prison phone giant Securus Technologies says on its website that it makes an exception ...

Divorce Confidential: Finding the Right Divorce Attorney

Caroline Choi | Posted 06.02.2016 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

When a decision is made to divorce, you are forced to become familiar with the legal world and what may seem like, a legal minefield. This is not an easy task given the legal jargon and technicalities involved in a divorce.

Divorce Confidential: The Fight for the Family Residence

Caroline Choi | Posted 06.24.2015 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Many divorcing couples stay in the family residence and live together pending the finalization of the divorce. While this might make sense for some families, it also creates an environment of stress and tension, not only for the divorcing couple, but also for the children.

Divorce Confidential: Divorce and Reconciliation. Yes, It Happens!

Caroline Choi | Posted 06.02.2015 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

My heart swells with joy when clients give their marriage a second chance. What does reconciliation look like from a legal perspective? Here are some things to consider before you reconcile with your ex.

Divorce Confidential: Using Mental Health Professionals In Divorce

Caroline Choi | Posted 04.20.2015 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

The goal in enlisting mental health professionals in your divorce is to help you move forward. Remember, there is no shame in asking for help, especially if it will get you to a better place emotionally and spiritually.

Divorce Confidential: Child Testimony in Divorce Proceedings

Caroline Choi | Posted 03.31.2015 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

In litigated custody battles, clients sometimes ask if their child can testify. This is undoubtedly tempting, especially if your child is saying he or she wants to spend more time with you than your ex-spouse. However tempting, there are a few things you need to consider.

Divorce Confidential: Silver Linings in Divorce

Caroline Choi | Posted 03.11.2015 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

It's a new year and we can never predict what lies ahead, but there are definitely many adventures to be had for each and every one of you. If you're going through a divorce, there may be many challenges ahead, but regardless of the challenges, there is always a silver lining in every difficult circumstance.

Divorce Confidential: Holiday Preparations

Caroline Choi | Posted 02.14.2015 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Holiday preparations are in full swing. The shopping malls are packed like a can of sardines and if you're like me, you're probably a little overwhelmed and stressed about getting the perfect gift for your loved ones.

Divorce Confidential: Crafting a Creative Pet Parenting Plan

Caroline Choi | Posted 01.19.2015 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

It's no surprise pet parents are becoming a lot more serious about pet custody. The need to divide this member of your home can be painful and hold so much more value than the division of material possessions.

Divorce Confidential: Tips for a Healthy Marriage

Caroline Choi | Posted 01.14.2015 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Just because you're married, doesn't mean dating goes out the window. It's easy to find yourself in the same monotonous routine once you're married, especially given all the new responsibilities you may face as a couple and as parents.

Divorce Confidential: Do Grandparents Have Rights in Divorce?

Caroline Choi | Posted 11.09.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

If you're a grandparent and you are restricted from seeing your grandchild, your first thought may be to take legal action to preserve the bond and relationship you have established with your grandchild. But before you move forward with any legal action, here are some things to consider

Divorce Confidential: Potential Risks When Litigating Move-Aways in Divorce

Caroline Choi | Posted 11.03.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

For my last installment in this three-part move-away series, I am going to explore the potential risks that you may face when you decide to litigate a move-away motion in court.

Matt Sledge

Mass Surveillance Is Corroding American Democracy, Report Concludes

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Being a lawyer or a reporter increasingly means adopting the paranoid tactics of a drug dealer, a joint Human Rights Watch and American Ci...

Michael McLaughlin

Sheriff Allegedly Recorded Inmates' Phone Calls With Attorneys

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 04.29.2014 | Crime

A sheriff's department in Texas recorded what should have been private phone calls between lawyers and inmates, and provided prosecutors with copies o...

Listening In

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.21.2014 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Having voted for the left in 2007 and again in 2012 only makes it easier for me to say how much this business of court-sanctioned wiretaps placed on Nicolas Sarkozy over the course of a full year is both baffling and, as a matter of principle, quite shocking.

Divorce Confidential: Coping With an Impossible Spouse During and After Divorce

Caroline Choi | Posted 04.15.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Divorce is already a traumatic experience for most individuals and their families. Dealing with a toxic spouse who has it out for you makes the divorce process even worse by dragging out issues that could easily be resolved with compromise and agreements outside of the courtroom.

Digital Privacy at the Border

Michael Price | Posted 05.18.2013 | New York
Michael Price

As judges and lawmakers struggle to determine how rights guaranteed in the 18th century apply to the 21st, they should recognize the vast quantity of personal information stored on our gadgets is worthy of protection from suspicionless government searches.

Killers, Hidden Bodies and Lawyers' Ethics

Tung Yin | Posted 03.24.2013 | Crime
Tung Yin

Our criminal justice system, in which the prosecution has the burden of proving the defendant's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, works best when defense attorneys zealously represent their clients using all legal means. When would they cross the line?

The 'Advice of Counsel' Defense

Brad Reid | Posted 02.05.2013 | Business
Brad Reid

While executives should consult legal counsel, executives should not expect that an assertion of legal advice favoring the proposed action will automatically prevent subsequent liability for fraud.