Won’t Someone Please Think of the Pets? (How Pets Should, and Should Not, be Treated in Family Law Proceedings)

IntroductionOver the past few years, I have written other blogs on “Won’t Someone Please Think of the Children” (Summer 2020) and “Won’t Someone Please Think of the Grandparents” (Late Fall 2022). I will complete my “trilogy” - as this month of February comes to a close, given that it is the shortest month, I will [...]

By |2023-02-28T09:06:29-05:00February 28th, 2023|Blogs|0 Comments

I Fought the Law and The Law Won! (The Trappings of “Self-Help Remedies”)

As we turn the page on another year, many people have decided to proceed with resolving a dispute within a current or former relationship. Some will do so with the advice and representation of a lawyer, and some will not. Those who have consulted and/or hired a lawyer, to advise and guide them, may not [...]

By |2023-01-31T14:05:25-05:00January 31st, 2023|Blogs|0 Comments

Practicing Family Law at Christmas Time (To be sung to the tune of “Walking in a Winter Wonderland”)

The cell phone rings, am I listening? On the line, a client is bristling. Their Christmas access has been denied, Without reason by the other side. Ugh… Practicing Family Law at Christmas Time. Gone away, is all common sense. Here to stay, is an unbillable expense. To make matters worse, He won’t stop uttering a [...]

By |2022-12-19T10:07:01-05:00December 19th, 2022|Blogs|0 Comments

Won’t Someone Please Think of the Grandparents? (How to Get a Court Order for Contact with Your Grandchildren)

Over the years, I have heard many people say that the challenges and struggles of being a parent are finally rewarded when they become a grandparent. Being able to spoil your grandchild with love and affection, not to mention lots of food and other goodies, is part and parcel of the role of the grandparent. [...]

By |2022-11-30T08:45:39-05:00November 30th, 2022|Blogs|0 Comments

Blurred Lines – Mistaken Relationships That Some Parents Make While in Family Law Proceedings

Over my nearly 30 years of practicing law, I have seen tens of thousands of clients, and I have heard all of their stories, their sorrows, their hopes/dreams, and their lived experiences. It can be exceedingly difficult to hear, but my role is to listen, to advise and to represent them. As challenging as it [...]

By |2022-11-01T12:58:22-05:00November 1st, 2022|Blogs|0 Comments

Make My Wishes Come True – The Joys and the Headaches of Being an Executor and Trustee (A Very Brief Introduction to Estate Administration)

One of the services I provide to clients is to assist them in estate administration duties.  It is a natural complement to my POA and wills preparation services. When a person dies, the estate administration process ensures that the will is validated and the will is followed by the person (or persons) named to look [...]

By |2022-10-04T08:50:17-05:00October 4th, 2022|Blogs|0 Comments

“Why Can’t I See the Judge First?” The Dispute Resolution Officer Program Explained

Introduction As the summer of 2022 comes to an end, the courts are slowly but surely returning to some sense of normalcy that existed pre-pandemic. One of the indicators of this return to normalcy is the return of, and the recent expansion of, the Dispute Resolution Officer (DRO) Program. Although it is not yet available [...]

By |2022-09-01T11:45:24-05:00September 1st, 2022|Blogs|0 Comments

“No Good Deed Goes Unpunished” – The Pitfalls of Kin Placements

It is often said that “family is everything,” and that no one will love you and care for you like your family. This is very true when you are facing the possibility of having your child/children be apprehended by a child protection agency, but instead will allow your child/children to be cared for by one [...]

By |2022-07-29T18:11:37-05:00July 29th, 2022|Blogs|0 Comments

Adventures in Travelling in a Family Law Context

There is a famous quote from Lao Tzu, an ancient Chinese philosopher, which says “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” How profound. But I would bet that he did not have to deal with former/ex-partners or spouses who were reticent or conflictual in allowing him to go on a journey [...]

By |2022-06-30T10:08:44-05:00June 30th, 2022|Blogs|0 Comments

Before you say “I Do” or “Let’s Move In Together”… A Lawyer’s Advice Before You Embark on Marriage or Cohabitation

IntroductionAs May turns to June in the year 2022, the “wedding season” is upon us, and with this year being the first year where Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted to allow for general attendance as in pre-Covid years, the invitations are starting to trickle in. In the past, when I would go to weddings, people [...]

By |2022-06-01T12:58:16-05:00June 1st, 2022|Blogs|0 Comments
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