Family law update, vocational expert services, vocational evaluations, their role in family law and imputation of income

Family law update, vocational expert services, vocational evaluations, their role in family law and imputation of income

Family law is always premised on what is in the best interest of the child, without exception. The law requires both parents to share their individual income with their dependent children, during divorce proceedings and even upon divorce. But what happens when the primary income earner during the marriage all of the sudden begins earning […]

Recorded statements after a car accident; what, where and when?

Recorded statements after a car accident; what, where and when?

Occasionally, individuals come to my office sometime after [as in weeks or months] a car accident has occurred to discuss their case. During the conversation they inform me they have already provided a recorded statement to the other party’s insurance company. When I ask the individual why a recorded statement was provided? The reply goes […]

Honestly, I do not recall what the lawyer said

Honestly, I do not recall what the lawyer said

There are alternatives for settling legal disputes other than litigation including arbitration, mediation and neutral evaluations. American depositary receipt alternatives are usually cheaper and more quickly resolved than litigation. Parties to lawsuits become increasingly concerned in resolving their legal disputes as the disputes drag on and become more expensive. This has lead to other methods […]

Have you ever thought of suing someone (Part II)

How does a lawsuit work? Last month I wrote about the phases and procedures of civil litigation from the first phase, pleadings, to the second phase, which is discovery and the third phase, the trial phase. Now we will focus on integral parts of the lawsuit itself beginning with expert witnesses. Expert Witnesses: On occasion, […]

Help! My neighbor’s dog just bait me! What should I do?

  As I am sure you can imagine, almost all dog bites are shocking to the victim especially if it was unexpected and unprovoked. Further, some dog bites result in serious injuries, and in the worst case death can result from the most vicious attacks. Also, a dog bite can result in permanent scarring, nerve […]

Have you ever thought of suing someone? What are the steps in a lawsuit?

How does a lawsuit work? Civil lawsuits generally arise from disputes between people, businesses or other entities including the government. Civil lawsuits normally proceed through distinctive steps: First, there are pleadings. Second, there is discovery. Third, is the trial and fourth is a possible appeal. However, both parties can end the lawsuit by voluntarily settling at […]

Mortgage foreclosure defense may be available

There are homeowners facing the possibility of losing their home because they are behind on their house payments and are on the verge of foreclosure. Attorney Morton J. Grabel in his abbreviated primer says there may be options in defending against a foreclosure by using the very same law, lenders use, but to the homeowner’s […]

Selecting a nursing home

From time to time I have been asked what should one look for when considering having a close friend or loved one admitted to a nursing home. As a former nursing home administrator I know that selecting a nursing home can be a complex and overwhelming process. Here are a few tips that may help […]