This blog is normally devoted to family law. This week, however, it is important to provide an update on a significant case our firm is handling involving claims for civil rights violations, false arrest and malicious prosecution.
It happens often enough these days that it even has shorthand phrase. "Gray divorce" does not have a precise definition, but it typically involves divorce after age 50.
One of the largest assets in most divorce cases is the retirement accounts held by the parties. Not all retirement plans are the same and it is important for an attorney to understand what types of retirement plans a QDRO can (and cannot) divide.
Child custody decisions are affected by many factors. Last week, the topic for this blog was the role of smoking by a parent. Another factor, commentators suggest, is involvement with a child's education.
A recent court case shows how sensitive social media posts can become in divorce proceedings. This can be especially so when child custody and visitation rights are at stake.
The trend in society to discourage smoking keeps gaining momentum. It isn't only that many buildings must now be smoke-free, or that revenue-hungry state governments keep raising cigarette taxes. The latest potential consequence of being a smoker is that it can be a negative factor in child custody disputes.