23 May 2014 0 Comments

Family conflict – What To Do and What Not To Do

ShareFamily Conflict – What To Do and What Not To Do Are you and your spouse involved in a family conflict?  Do you need help on what to do and what not to do?  It can be of some help to have a family law attorney to serve as guidance in the legal aspect. Some […]

20 April 2013 0 Comments

411 On Guardianship

ShareTo learn more about your rights as a grandparent or about what our lawyers can do to help — Contact Us at (866) 930-1949 If you are aware of a child in your extended family who is suffering from lack of care because of his or her parents’ incapacity to provide for health and welfare […]

28 November 2012 0 Comments

Looking for your parental rights?

Share When there is an issue of paternity, there are also questions that need to be answered in order to protect the rights of all concerned. Being a father comes with rights and obligations.  Once paternity is established, the father has a right to see his child and become involved in his child’s life.  Even […]

19 June 2012 0 Comments

Adopting a child

Share Adopting a child is a happy occasion.  It is also a legal process that can have frustrating delays and obstacles. When a child’s biological parent is absent from the child’s life or unable to care for the child, many times a stepparent or grandparent takes them in.  In addition to giving the child the […]

3 November 2011 0 Comments

Unmarried father’s parental rights?

ShareA father does not always have parental rights, especially if he is not married to the child’s mother.  The law can be complicated on this matter. A man living with a woman with whom he has a child may be in for a surprise if the couple separates.  He might find out that he has […]

12 October 2011 0 Comments

Juveniles in trouble with the law

ShareJuvenile delinquency refers to illegal behavior by children or adolescents.  It means trouble with the law.  It can be the result of making a mistake in judgment. Most minors are charged with a delinquent act, not a crime.  However, this can still have a bad effect on the child’s future.  In some cases, children can […]

3 October 2011 0 Comments

What is parental alienation?

ShareParental alienation syndrome happens when your former spouse makes an effort to bad-mouth you to your children.  He or she attempts to give your child a negative image of you to the extent that your child no longer wants to be with you. Warning signs that your ex-spouse is trying to alienate your children against […]

13 September 2011 0 Comments

What is a POD?

ShareI have had clients ask me what a POD is.  It is an account that you can set up in your bank or with your financial broker that allows you to name a beneficiary to receive all the money in that account directly when you die. Your beneficiary does not have to be an individual […]

30 August 2011 0 Comments

Melissa Gilbert files for divorce

ShareMelissa Gilbert has filed for divorce from her husband of 16 years, Bruce Boxleitner. Gilbert said, “We have loved each other for a very long time and we share four incredible sons together.”  She cited irreconcilable differences, is asking for joint custody of their 15-year old son, Michael and is not requesting spousal support.  Gilbert […]

15 August 2011 0 Comments

What is the difference between open and closed adoption?

ShareI have been asked the difference between open and closed adoption?   An open adoption is when the adoptive and birth parents know each other.  They stay in touch after the adoption has taken place.  A closed adoption is completely the opposite.  The parents do not know each other and have no contact after the […]