Thought leaders from around the world contribute their perspectives on landmark cases, new legislation, and legal perspectives on new technologies, business practices, and civil procedure.
Brad M. LaMorgese
Divorce isn't easy, but for high-net-worth couples, it can be even more complex.
Kathryn A. Graves
The practice of family law has changed substantially in recent decades. How is it different—and how does that affect the lawyers who specialize in it?
Susan A. Hansen and Lindsey A. Kujawa
Marriage is changing—and so is divorce. Family lawyers must be there for richer and for poorer, in sickness and in health.
Margaret E. W. Sager
Property Rights of Surviving Spouses
Australia's 2020 “Law Firm of the Year” honoree in Energy Law
You're careful with your finances; do you still need asset protection?
The president of Ackert Inc. offers his insights on business development to Best Lawyers following the 2019 Legal Marketing Association Annual Conference.
Kelly L. Frey Sr.
New technologies open up new ways for children to be exploited online. The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act offers a solution.
In a community property state like California, credit card debt may be shared between partners.
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Susan A. Hansen
Kitchen-table contracts and divorce litigation can both hurt families. Mediation offers a middle ground.
Sharon P. Stiller, Rachel Demarest Gold, & Stephanie Nott
How empire state businesses are preparing to implement the country's most progressive paid-leave program.
Timothy E. Weiler
The anticipated outcome of the adoption of the increased income threshold is to reduce litigation about the amount of maintenance to be paid by simply applying the statutorily mandated calculation to more individuals with a much higher annual income.
With all the advances in medical knowledge and experience, why are there so many medical errors and what can be done to reduce them?
Stephen J. Cullen
After several years of negotiations, the treaty—the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction—came into existence.
When someone you love, whether a relative or close friend, dies, the last thing you want is to start figuring out the legal process.
Understanding custody issues in California courts.
Leonce A. Richard III
The result is one of the most emotional and traumatic issues in family law: child custody.
Weiler & Lengle
PA 100-0422 now requires a divorce judge to award one party or the other possession of and responsibility for the family pet or pets based upon a careful consideration of the animal’s “well-being.”
Leonce A. Richard III
Drafting a premarital agreement should instead focus on a collaborative effort of two people coming together to create a “life plan” with regard to forming a lifetime partnership.
Campbell D. Barrett and Judge Lynda B. Munro
Every trial has the potential for an appeal. The likelihood of an appeal is enhanced when the judge has picked a clear winner and loser after a family bench trial.
Tina M. Bengs
Issues Raised by Non-FMLA Reduced Schedules and Leaves of Absence
Miles & Stockbridge
Tips on minimizing holiday stress for divorced families.
Charles R. Lipcon
However, despite the emphasis on a family-friendly environment, one major issue has historically dominated the discussion of cruise ship safety: the presence (or lack thereof) of lifeguards on cruise ships.
Unlike a car accident, determining liability in a bus accident can be difficult.
When courts make determinations about child custody they will make the decision based on what they believe is in the best interest of the child.
Spouses who get divorced will have to adjust how they file their taxes, what income and liabilities they must report for tax purposes, and even how they approach discussions about alimony and spousal support.