The legalization of marijuana for recreational and/or for medical purposes is a prevailing issue.  In the context of family law, the issue of marijuana use has changed in a relative short period of time.  Ten years ago it was quite possible that a parent that used or was accused of using marijuana could have lost custody of their

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There are individuals that believe that being underhanded, dishonest, and non-compliant during a divorce is the better approach.  This is far from true and can potentially make their case much worse.  A good family law attorney will attempt to prevent such actions by their clients but it can also be said that attorneys can only advise against

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Does it Matter who Files for Divorce FirstA common belief is that there is a significant advantage to the party who files first for divorce.  Mostly, there are no significant advantages of filing first for divorce.  The party that files first is known as the Petitioner and the other party that responds to the divorce is

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The Income and Expense Declaration (FL-150) is one of, if not the most important document during the pendency of a family law matter.   The Income and Expense Declaration is important since it is used for a variety of financial issues in a family law case.  The declaration is required by a court to determine issues such

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A person may have a question as to which process is more beneficial when contemplating ending a marriage.  Most people decide between a divorce or legal separation since annulments are rare. The process for a divorce or legal separation are similar.  The issues of child custody, visitation, child support, spousal support, attorney fees and property division are addressed

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Child custody and visitation disputes that are submitted to the court for determination are first required to go through court ordered mediation. Depending on the county, the court may automatically send the parties to mediation prior to the court hearing or the parties may first have to appear before the court to then be ordered to

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The legalization of marijuana for recreational and/or for medical purposes is a prevailing issue.  In the context of family law, the issue of marijuana use has changed in a relative short period of time.  Ten years ago it was quite possible that a parent that used or was accused of using marijuana could have lost custody of their

Read More

There are individuals that believe that being underhanded, dishonest, and non-compliant during a divorce is the better approach.  This is far from true and can potentially make their case much worse.  A good family law attorney will attempt to prevent such actions by their clients but it can also be said that attorneys can only advise against

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