Family Law Newsletters

Discovery in Divorce Actions

If a divorce case is contested then a trial may occur. Prior to the commencement of the divorce trial discovery will take place. Discovery is a process by which both parties are able to obtain or attempt to obtain information needed for the divorce proceedings. The discovery mechanisms are the same discovery mechanisms that are used in civil trials. The angle for the usage of the mechanisms is slightly different for divorce actions. More...

Planning for a Disabled Child

There are many parents that have children with disabilities. It is important for those parents to plan for the care of their children when the parents are no longer living. Often times, when parental death occurs the responsibility of the disabled child falls on the siblings, other family members, or the community. More...

Disability Planning

An elder individual should consider disability planning when planning their estate. There are numerous tools that are available to the elder individual with respect to disability planning. More...

Abortion and Parental Consent

Not only is informed consent required prior to obtaining an abortion; in many states parental consent is required in order for a minor to obtain an abortion. States have different requirements with respect to parental consent. More...

Separation and Divorce Between United States Citizens and Non-citizens

Separation and divorce between citizens and non-citizens can occur just as separation and divorce occurs between two citizens. Non-citizens who reside in the United States are entitled to the same rights as legal citizens residing in the United States. If both the citizen and non-citizen reside in the United States, both have access to the same court system and procedures. More...