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May You Be Imprisoned for Failing to Pay a Debt?

May You Be Imprisoned for Failing to Pay a Debt?

Brad Reid  09.16.2015
The answer to the question contained in the title, in contemporary U.S. law, depends upon the definition of the word "debt" and the situation...
Back to School: 3 Ways To Tell If Your Child Custody Agreement Is The Right Fit

Back to School: 3 Ways To Tell If Your Child Custody Agreement Is The Right Fit

Bari Zell Weinberger, Esq.  09. 1.2015
Consider it your ongoing homework assignment this year to gauge how well your parenting time plan is working, and whether you are doing...
Top 10 Divorce Clichés

Top 10 Divorce Clichés

Randall M. Kessler  08.18.2015
As a divorce lawyer for nearly 30 years, I have heard many things said over and over. Some ring true, some are born of anger and others...
Domestic Violence: No One Is Immune

Domestic Violence: No One Is Immune

Nicole H. Sodoma  08. 6.2015
We've all heard the statistics, like this one from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence - "On average, nearly 20 people per...
An Open Letter to Snow White: Custody, Alimony, and Child Support for the Dwarves

An Open Letter to Snow White: Custody, Alimony, and Child Support for the Dwarves

James J. Sexton   07.30.2015
I urge you to be ready to combine your wholesome work ethic (that has doubtless been the first inspiration for what are now literally thousands...

Order in the Lunchroom: Parental Alienation

Penelope Hefner  07.24.2015
On June 24, 2015, Michigan Judge Lisa Gorcyca ordered three children -- ages 9, 10 and 15 -- to a juvenile facility, known as Children's...
Judge Frees Kids She Sent To Juvenile Center For Avoiding Lunch With Father

Judge Frees Kids She Sent To Juvenile Center For Avoiding Lunch With Father

Kate Abbey-Lambertz  07.10.2015
 PONTIAC, Mich. -- A judge who sent three children to a juvenile detention center last month for refusing to eat lunch with their...

Judge Throws 3 Kids In Juvenile Center For Not Being Nice To Their Dad

Kate Abbey-Lambertz  07. 9.2015
Three young siblings caught in their parents' custody fight were berated by a Michigan judge and sent to juvenile detention after they...
The Supreme Court's Impact On Same-Sex Marriage and Divorce

The Supreme Court's Impact On Same-Sex Marriage and Divorce

James McLaren  06.30.2015
With this landmark decision from the United States Supreme Court, there is no longer anything called "same-sex marriage" or even "same-sex...
Shared-Parenting Movement Gaining Momentum in 2015

Shared-Parenting Movement Gaining Momentum in 2015

Joseph E. Cordell  06.17.2015
Through the first half of 2015, there has been a strong push across the country to implement more balanced child custody laws that would...

Divorce Is Final But Kids Tie You Together Forever

MiddleSexy  06.16.2015
So here's the thing about divorce, if you have children together: Your marriage may be over but your interactions will never end. There...
3 Reasons Why Being a Divorced Dad In 2015 Is Better Than Ever

3 Reasons Why Being a Divorced Dad In 2015 Is Better Than Ever

Bari Zell Weinberger, Esq.  06.10.2015
Here are three key ways to achieve a child custody settlement with your former spouse that respects your child's relationships with both...
How Family Law Attorneys Tend to Think, Part V

How Family Law Attorneys Tend to Think, Part V

Mark Baer  06. 4.2015
I'm going to say it over and over and over again until my last breath -- "Mediation" that is handled as a "settlement conference," but...