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California Child Support: The 10 Most Frequently Asked Questions Answered

Fred Silberberg | Posted 10.13.2016 | Divorce
Fred Silberberg

How is it determined? Child support in California is based on a statewide guideline. The formula by which it is determined is rather complex.

Was I Practicing Law Without A License?

Catherine Nagle | Posted 09.26.2016 | Politics
Catherine Nagle

This familiar cycle of standing up for the right cause is now even more apparent to me in the upcoming presidential election. It's as though my entire life focus has been observing too many people not standing up for what's right in this election.

Can Someone Sue You For A Zika Infection?

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 08.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Spencer Aronfeld

What began as a non-threatening mosquito-borne illness has now become a full-blown epidemic in many South and Central American countries. Zika has eve...

JD/MBA Nuances: Application Process And Program Length

Ishan Puri | Posted 08.16.2016 | Education
Ishan Puri

Recently, I addressed the question "What's The Point Of A JD/MBA?" If you're someone who is thinking about pursuing a JD/MBA, it's important to familiarize yourself with what the application process looks like and to understand the different options among the various schools you may end up considering.

Becoming Whole After Divorce

Amy Koko | Posted 07.27.2016 | Divorce
Amy Koko

Maybe it's painting, playing an instrument, becoming a nuclear physicist (that was my second choice). Whatever it is, do it. Yes, divorce is sad, it's heart breaking, it's an ending. But it's also a beginning. Dig deep. Listen. Get whole.

You'll Hear From Our Lawyers! (Online)

Larry Bodine | Posted 05.18.2016 | Business
Larry Bodine

Competition is fierce in the legal profession, with work being outsourced to India and legal form companies advertising on TV.  As a result lawyers are increasing their investment in marketing and business development -- so you can expect to hear from your favorite law firm soon.

Cooperation or Combat? The Choice Is Yours!

Mark Baer | Posted 04.14.2016 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Every single thing we say and do are actions which we have chosen to make. What we don't say and do are the result of our inactions, which are also choices. Whether those choices are conscious or unconscious, they are still choices.

Your Virgin Islands Cruise Experience Just Got Even Better

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 03.28.2016 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

Those who frequently read my cruise ship blogs know that Tortola is one of my favorite "must-visit cruise ship ports" in the Caribbean. Tortola is the...

DOL Rule Change Sheds Light on Anti-Union Tactics

James P. Hoffa | Posted 03.24.2016 | Business
James P. Hoffa

It is clear to most people that corporations hold numerous advantages over everyday Americans when it comes to power in the workplace. But thankfully, the Obama administration just took a step to close a loophole that will shine a spotlight on those engaging in anti-union activities.

5 Reasons You Need A Divorce Coach

Jason Levoy | Posted 02.22.2016 | Divorce
Jason Levoy

Divorce is hard. It brings out the worst in people. You might have heard the saying, "In criminal law, you have bad people at their best, but in a...

Royal Caribbean Harmony of the Seas Will Be World's Next Mega Ship

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 02.22.2016 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

The Harmony of the Seas will sit higher and wider than its sister mega ships, the Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas, which are currently the biggest passenger cruise ships in the world, and will accommodate 100 more passengers, bringing its total passenger capacity to 6,000 plus crew.

Move the Ball: Testing the Rooney Rule to Increase Diversity Within the Legal Profession

Tamesha Keel | Posted 02.08.2016 | Impact
Tamesha Keel

Diversity and the lack thereof has remained a hot topic at every turn. From sports and entertainment, academia, to legal and tech industries, the data illustrates the sobering reality that more work remains to be done to attain truly diverse and inclusive environments within our global society. Therefore, it is imperative to move beyond discourse to action.

Using Mindfulness as a Competitive Advantage in the Law

Janice Brown | Posted 02.04.2016 | Business
Janice Brown

The mind of a lawyer is a wonderful tool, a tool that we employ so often that we often burn it out. We know that lawyer burnout is a real thing that has negatively impacted lawyers in numerous ways.

Spousal Support for Men

Fred Silberberg | Posted 01.12.2016 | Divorce
Fred Silberberg

Think about this concept. A couple separates. Wife makes more than Husband. Her income will enable her to live at a higher standard of living post-...

A Legal Introduction to Habeas Corpus

Brad Reid | Posted 01.11.2016 | Crime
Brad Reid

The petitioning of a court to grant a Writ of Habeas Corpus, frequently coupled with a request for an Evidentiary Hearing and a Motion for a New Trial...

An Uber for Lawyers? Here's Why It Makes Sense

Monica Zent | Posted 01.07.2016 | Business
Monica Zent

While no one knows for sure, make no mistake, an "Uber for Lawyers" is coming. The sooner the legal market realizes this, the better.

Marriage and Divorce at Downton Abbey

James J. Sexton | Posted 01.06.2016 | Entertainment
James J. Sexton

If you've somehow never heard of it, Downton Abbey is basically a social and political study of early 20th-century British culture in the guise of a period drama about rich people, starring the incredibly funny and cool Dame Maggie Smith as well as a lot of other people who are less important than her.

The More the Merrier: How Many Parents Can One Child Have?

Fred Silberberg | Posted 12.08.2015 | Divorce
Fred Silberberg

When we think of a family we think of a child or children and two parents. Historically, children did not have more than two parents under the law; t...

My Second Act as a Writer

Daniel A. Olivas | Posted 11.25.2015 | Latino Voices
Daniel A. Olivas

My "other life" has led me to experiences that have been markedly different from my life as a lawyer. I've read fiction and poetry at high schools, colleges, bookstores and scholarly conferences.

The Likability Factor: How Your Lawyer's Opinion of You (and Yours of Her) Can Affect Your Divorce

Christina Pesoli | Posted 11.19.2015 | Divorce
Christina Pesoli

If your lawyer doesn't like your personality, it will affect how she feels about working on your case. Rather than looking forward to working on your case, she will have to talk herself into it. Not liking you can affect her enthusiasm for the work, and how well supported you feel during the process.

Undocumented Fertility Users

Fred Silberberg | Posted 11.12.2015 | Divorce
Fred Silberberg

Any unmarried person contemplating the use of these procedures with another unmarried person must consult a lawyer prior to commencing fertility procedures if they want to protect their rights to, and the rights of, their future children to a parent-child relationship.

PR Problems and Legal Muscle Don't Always Mix 

John P. David | Posted 11.06.2015 | Miami
John P. David

It baffles me when companies hire lawyers to manhandle public relations issues.

When Enough Is Enough

Fred Silberberg | Posted 10.06.2016 | Divorce
Fred Silberberg

Is spousal support really supposed to last forever? Does every order that states support is to be paid "until death, remarriage or further order of court" mean that there will never be a reduction or even a termination in support? Case law tells us that the answer to that is no.

Prenuptial Agreements/Postnuptial Agreements -- Public or Private?

Fred Silberberg | Posted 09.08.2016 | Divorce
Fred Silberberg

When we buy a house, the deed is recorded with the County Recorder. There is a public record of who the owner of the property is. If someone is injured on the property, it is relatively easy to find out who the responsible party is.

Future Lawyers Should Be Screened and Trained for Empathy

Mark Baer | Posted 08.26.2016 | Divorce
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Mark Baer

Law schools must begin recognizing the damage that is being caused to interpersonal relationships and our overall society, due to the low EQ levels of those involved in the field of law and make a concerted effort to address this extremely serious problem.