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explaining the different aspects of Family Law.


Permitted Witnesses in the Family Court in UAE

  June 27, 2017     By Hassan Elhais
The vast majority of family court cases will have recourse to witness testimony, which can be very determinative to the outcome of the case.

Processes of the Family Court in UAE

  June 19, 2017     By Hassan Elhais
The court system can be very overwhelming for anyone not accustomed to it – particularly when it comes to the family court when disputes are...

Abusing Children Via the Internet

  June 16, 2017     By Williams Law Group, LLC
Child abuse has long been a problem, but the internet has opened up doors for more abuse to occur.

Dividing Assets for Older Couples in Divorce

  June 16, 2017     By HG.org
Older couples may decide to get a divorce for some of the same reasons as younger people. However, they may also have unique considerations that...

Nursing Home Abuse in New Jersey

  June 15, 2017     By Williams Law Group, LLC
A tragic fact is that sometimes there are people who are working in nursing homes, taking care of the elderly, that abuse or neglect the...

Drug Abuse Laws in New Jersey

  June 15, 2017     By Williams Law Group, LLC
There is an epidemic that the entire nation faces right now and New Jersey is a location that is also suffering.

Disestablishment of Paternity: Reasons a Petition May Be Denied under Florida Family Law

  June 15, 2017     By Apfelbaum Law
Disestablishment of paternity is a process that usually begins when the legal father of a child, who is paying child support, learns new...

Immigrant Abuse Laws in New Jersey

  June 14, 2017     By Williams Law Group, LLC
There has been a history of abuse of immigrants who come [to the United States] to work.

Reasons Attorneys for Abused and Neglected Children Must Support Juvenile Justice Reform

  June 14, 2017     By Williams Law Group, LLC
There is an on-going issue across the States of America in how children are responded to when it comes to removing them from their family homes.

CPS Casworkers Have Too Much Power

  June 14, 2017     By Williams Law Group, LLC
Child protection services are the people that are supposed to protect children out in the community as well as support caregivers in fulfilling...

Get Rid of False Charges of Domestic Violence Against You

  June 14, 2017     By Steven J. Pisani, Attorney at Law
A Colorado domestic violence defense attorney can defend you against the false domestic violence charges against you and save you from facing...

How Do You Amend a Will in New Jersey?

  June 14, 2017     By Williams Law Group, LLC
With life expectancy being longer and more people getting divorced circumstances can change from when your first will was created.

Legal Reasons Why You May Want to Deny a Common Law Marriage

  June 12, 2017     By HG.org
Sometimes people who are leaving a relationship may want to show that they are entitled to greater benefits than a typical person leaving an...

Reasons to Annul a Marriage Instead of Divorce

  June 9, 2017     By HG.org
Individuals may reach the conclusion that they no longer want to be legally married to another person. When this is the case, there are often...

Convincing the Judge You Can Get Along with the Other Parent in Custody Cases

  June 7, 2017     By HG.org
Fighting for the custody of a child during or after a divorce is often a harrowing experience for both parents. Each feels he or she is...

Three Priorities for Women Seeking a Divorce in UAE

  June 5, 2017     By Hassan Elhais
Divorce proceedings can take an emotional toll on all parties. In our experience, it helps to have clarity of what is important in the divorce...

Preserving Your Assets after Disclosing Them

  June 1, 2017     By HG.org
Disclosure of assets is usually necessary when in a court case where the information has been required as per the situation. However, protecting...

Prenuptial Agreements: Gaining a Financial Picture Before Marriage

  May 31, 2017     By Amy M. Levine & Associates, LLC
Everyone has their own financial personality. Your spending and saving habits may differ greatly from friends and family. According to a 2011...

Signs that Your Spouse May Be Hiding Property and Assets

  May 31, 2017     By Amy M. Levine & Associates, LLC
Some spouses may be tempted to hide assets during a divorce, so it is important for people to be aware of the warning signs.

Why Do I Need a QDRO in a Divorce?

  May 31, 2017     By Mysti Murphy Law Firm
Protecting retirement assets from unnecessary loss during a divorce may require the use of a Qualified Domestic Relations Order.

Collaborative Law Offers a New, Amicable Way to Divorce in Texas

  May 31, 2017     By Mysti Murphy Law Firm
The ways Americans can get divorced have increased nowadays. No longer is the norm a knock-down court battle, which in contentious divorces can...

Application of Hague Convention on Children in Romania

  May 26, 2017     By Hammond, Minciu and Associates
There have been many articles written concerning the implementation of The Hague Convention on child abduction. All countries have come into...

When One Spouse Takes Advantage of Alimony

  May 25, 2017     By HG.org
Alimony is usually determined through a number of factors when the couple has dissolved the relationship legally. The funds that are garnered to...

What Is Voluntary Underemployment and What Difference Can it Make in the Final Outcome of a Divorce?

  May 24, 2017     By Grant J. Gisondo, PA
Remember, an accusation of voluntary underemployment must be proven in court and it takes a well trained legal mind to know how to do this to...

Consequences of Kidnapping Your Own Child

  May 23, 2017     By HG.org
Disputes over the custody of a child often arise when there is a divorce or dissolution of a relationship between couples. The war over who gets...

Child Custody in the UAE: A Case Study

  May 22, 2017     By Hassan Elhais
Several child custody laws exist in the UAE, but they are subject to a strong power of discretion that is granted to the judge in family court...

New Jersey Estate Tax Law

  May 19, 2017     By Williams Law Group, LLC
As well as paying inheritance tax if you are the named recipient in a will people of New Jersey are also subject to additional Estate Tax if the...

New Jersey Parental Alienation

  May 19, 2017     By Williams Law Group, LLC
Separation can be extremely stressful especially when children are involved and also affected.

Common CPS Complaints in New Jersey

  May 19, 2017     By Williams Law Group, LLC
Child protective services may have a fundamental goal to aid and assist families suspected of abuse or neglect, yet certain workers of CPS make...

Can My Lawyer Refuse to Continue with My Case Unless I Pay in Full?

  May 18, 2017     By HG.org
Sometimes during the middle of representation, a lawyer and client may reach an impasse due to billing issues. In some cases, a lawyer may be...

Is a Surrogacy Contract Valid in the U.S. or Abroad?

  May 16, 2017     By HG.org
Surrogacy contracts are often complicated to enforce. There are many terms that protect the mother until she gives her rights away.

Rights of Domestic Violence Victims in Rental Property

  May 15, 2017     By HG.org
Victims of domestic violence suffer from various issues that stem from the abuse that has been inflicted upon them. Because of these problems,...

Undertaking a Case Through the Family Court in UAE

  May 15, 2017     By Hassan Elhais
The family court process is one that has several layers and is ultimately geared towards resolving family disputes in a way that keeps families...

Custody: Crossing State Lines with Children

  May 15, 2017     By Lyons & Associates
It is no secret to any practicing family law attorney that Family Court can get very ugly. It often evolves into a competition where each party...

Common Law Marriage and Dissolution

  May 12, 2017     By HG.org
When a couple who has cohabited for a substantial time decides to go their separate ways, this is sometimes when one of the parties tries to...

Special Considerations in Divorce Cases Involving Domestic Abuse

  May 10, 2017     By HG.org
Domestic abuse is rampant in the country, and it often goes unchecked because the spouse does not usually contact law enforcement or legal...

Property Division Issues in Maryland

  May 9, 2017     By Huesman, Jones and Miles, LLC
In the state of Maryland, property is divided in divorce through a process referred to as “equitable distribution.” The intent is that each...

How to Prevent Your Spouse from Taking Your Child Out of the Country

  May 9, 2017     By Williams Law Group, LLC
There are many reason why a parent may need to be concerned about their child being taken out of the country.

Same-Sex Relationship Abuse in New Jersey

  May 9, 2017     By Williams Law Group, LLC
Same-sex relationships face the same issues that every other relationship may have to deal with, including abuse.

Prenuptial Agreements and Digital Assets: Why You Need to Plan for Them

  May 8, 2017     By HG.org
Today’s society largely stays in touch over social media and other electronic means. Individuals may share a number of digital assets or may...

As a Father, What Are My Parental Rights?

  May 2, 2017     By HG.org
Most fathers are unaware of what rights they have. This may be due to variations based on the state where they reside, but in certain instances,...

Facts You Need to Know if Fighting for Primary Child Custody

  May 2, 2017     By HG.org
Fighting for the custody of a child is often a battle when facing a spouse that may appear to the court to be more suited and in a better...

How Does Domestic Violence Affect a Divorce Case?

  May 1, 2017     By HG.org
Many divorce lawyers are aware that many cases often include domestic abuse to a varying percentage based on certain factors. However, the...

Will Dating During a Divorce Result in Any Legal Implications?

  April 27, 2017     By HG.org
Before considering to date someone while a divorce is still being finalized or has not had the paperwork completed may risk negative...

Different Types of Child Custody Arrangements and How to Get What You Want

  April 24, 2017     By HG.org
Child custody laws are based on state law. There are a number of different types of custody. What is best in a particular case depends on the...

Introduction to Elder Abuse and Negligence in Florida

  April 21, 2017     By The Spivey Law Firm
In Florida, elder abuse and neglect is quite common, so it’s important to recognize the common signs.

Adoption in the Philippines for Non-Residents: The Hague on Inter-Country Adoption

  April 19, 2017     By De Borja Lamorena and Duano Law Offices
The Hague Convention on Inter-country Adoption is a treaty to which the Republic of the Philippines has already acceded.

How to Adopt a Child in the Philippines: A Step-by-Step Guide

  April 19, 2017     By De Borja Lamorena and Duano Law Offices
There are basically two ways to initiate a domestic adoption in the Philippines, the administrative and the judicial.

The Best Reasons Why You Should Hire a Private Investigator

  April 18, 2017     By HG.org
A private investigator is often useful for a number or reasons, but when a case or claim is necessary in a court of law, these professionals are...

How to Prove a Spouse Lied on Asset and Debt Disclosures

  April 17, 2017     By HG.org
During a divorce, spouses are typically required to disclose particular information about their assets, income and debts. This is so that the...

Secret Weapons of Private Investigators

  April 14, 2017     By HG.org
Private investigators are need for a variety of reasons, but they often have secret weapons they are able to employ in research, surveillance...

What Are the Different Myths Regarding Domestic Violence

  April 14, 2017     By Steven J. Pisani, Attorney at Law
Domestic violence is a highly underrated crime. Many people do not even understand that they are facing a domestic violence at home and they...

What to Expect from a Texas Adoption Home Study

  April 14, 2017     By Law Office of Michael P. Granata
The process of adopting a child is necessarily detailed and complex. Since the home study can seem particularly frightening for most families,...

A Lawyer’s Perspective: Best Uses of a Private Investigator

  April 10, 2017     By HG.org
Private investigators serve many important functions that are distinct from the services provided by a lawyer. Due to the variety of services...

Why Would a Divorce Litigation Use the Expertise of a Forensic Accountant?

  April 10, 2017     By Grant J. Gisondo, PA
An experienced divorce attorney will be able to advise if using a forensic expert accountant will substantially help a case for dissolution of...

What Does Texas’s Community Property Law Mean for Your Divorce?

  April 5, 2017     By Nordhaus Walpole, PLLC
Under Texas law, most assets that either spouse acquires during a marriage will be deemed community property when the spouses divorce. If you...

What Are My Rights as a Father when a Surrogacy Goes Wrong?

  By HG.org
Surrogacy problems may occur for a number of reasons. When a couple is unable to or cannot birth their own baby, they often opt for alternatives...

Private Investigator Tools of the Trade

  By HG.org
Private investigators are specially trained individuals who employ a number of investigative techniques and tactics to discover important...

What to Do if Child Protective Services Social Workers Are Investigating You

If you are being investigated by the Child Protection services there are a few things that you should do to protect yourself and your child to...

CPS and Parent’s Rights

CPS decoded: CPS stands for Child Protective Services and is the governmental agency that is responsible for providing child protection. They...

Bullying Laws in New Jersey

New Jersey constituted an anti bullying law in 2002 that was one of the first to be initiated, in 2003 New Jersey and 14 other states passed the...

Elder Abuse Laws in New Jersey

In New Jersey, the goal is to protect those people who are most vulnerable.

Changing Beneficiary Designations after a Divorce

Divorces are never easy. Aside from the emotional aspects of it that are always difficult to deal with, there are many practical things to...

Interstate Custody Laws in New Jersey

Custody of children is always a complicated situation. Especially when it comes to cases of interstate custody and the laws surrounding it.

Grandparent Visitation Rights in New Jersey

When a grandparent plays an integral role in a child’s life, that relationship is often an important source of love, support, and stability,...

Purchasing Immovable Property from Individuals in Russia: Why Marital Status of the Seller Is Important

When buying immovable property or shares in a company from an individual in Russia, one should take into account the potential rights of the...

Using a Private Investigators to Look for Adopted Relatives

  By HG.org
When a child has been adopted and told about this, he or she may feel like an entire world of possibilities is missing from his or her life. The...

I Did Not Consent to Further Use of Frozen Embryos – What Are My Rights?

  By HG.org
Frozen embryos are considered property by most states due to the both a lack of laws regarding the freezing and distribution of these embryos...

How a Simple Assault Conviction Can Ruin Your Life

What is a simple assault? Though the legal definition of simple assault varies from state to state, the broad base subscribes to it being an act...

The Dos and Don’ts of a CPS Visit

CPS or Child Protective Services is a government agency in the United States of America that mainly deals with cases of child abuse and neglect.

Therapist Records in a Child Abuse Allegation

It is a common practice to place children in therapy, in case sexual abuse is alleged or suspected in a given situation.

Are Prenuptial Agreements Necessary in New Jersey?

In New Jersey you are not required by law to make a prenuptial agreement before marriage however it is advisable to do so.

Role of Private Investigators in Child Custody Cases

  By HG.org
Many child custody cases are heated and involve allegations from both sides lodged against each other. Having a private investigator can help...

Can I Emancipate Myself from My Parents?

  By HG.org
In some situations, a child who has not yet reached the age of 18 may want to acquire the right to make certain decisions regarding his or her...

How Do I Check the Status of My New Jersey CPS Case?

The Child Protective Services (or CPS as it is more commonly known) is a government agency.

Liability of Employers and Payors of Funds in Child Support Matters

Employers and Payors of Funds may face contempt and other significant penalties if they fault to properly withhold proceeds from income or...

How Do You Change Alimony in New Jersey?

After a divorce has taken place, it can leave both or one of the parties’ involved in financial problems.

New Jersey CPS Parents Rights

Child Protective Services (CPS) is the United States governmental agency responsible for child protection and acts upon complaints of child...

Fighting New Jersey CPS Interrogations

CPS or Child Protective Services is mainly responsible for the protection of children.

CPS Guidelines in New Jersey

In the state of New Jersey, the Child Protective Services (CPS) is enforced through the governmental agency, CP & P, the child protection and...

CPS Guidelines For Child Removal In New Jersey

The State of New Jersey’s public policy considers a child’s safety and health of utmost concern.

How CPS Decides if a New Jersey Child Is in Danger

The New Jersey CP & P: It is the Child Protection and Permanency under the Department Child and Family (DCF) that is responsible for the...

The Predatory Marriage Phenomenon

At the age of 26, an actress married an 89-year-old millionaire. She called it love. Others called it a “predatory marriage.” She sued his...

Private Investigators on Teen Cyber Bullying

  By HG.org
Private investigators are often able to held identify the culprit of crimes or wrongful acts even when this individual is someone who is...

Modification of Child Support Arrears

Generally, child support arrears cannot be modified by a court. However, there are exceptions which may offer solutions or negotiations that may...

85th Texas Legislature Considers Measures to Protect Elders from Financial Exploitation

The Texas Banker's Association recently prepared their legislative agenda for the new session, and at the top of the list was work on...

Half: The Four Letter Word in Divorce

Do spouses, who are going through a divorce, divide all the assets and debts in half? Yes, and half is never enough for one spouse, and too much...

Jordanian Punishment Laws

How much punishment is too much? This sensitive question is as old as the law itself. As well as the word “justice” and “legitimacy”.

When Can New Jersey's Child Welfare Agency (DCP&P) Take a Child from the Home

Having your child taken from you can be a terrifying experience. Unfortunately, many parents who are involved in child welfare cases with New...

What Should I Do When My Child Is Temporarily Placed in Foster Care?

When your child is in foster care, he or she will be under the care of his or her foster parents. Although you no longer will be able to care...

Child Welfare Litigation Strategies

It’s easy to feel as if the whole system is against you when you are fighting for your child in court.

Mothers vs. Fathers - Special Rights in Divorces

Many people mistakenly believe mothers always get physical custody of the child in divorce cases.

Your Rights With CPS

Child Protective Services (CPS) is required by law to investigate reports of child abuse or neglect. They are part of the New Jersey Department...

What Child Welfare Casworkers Expect from You

When working with child welfare caseworkers, it is important to know and understand their expectations for you.

False Accusations Of Child Abuse

When reading reports of sexual assault in newspapers and on television, it is natural to assume that they are true. However, the reality of the...

Vulnerability of Child Abuse Accusations

Child abuse accusations are being used as a weapon by some unscrupulous individuals to taint the character of those from whom they would like to...

What Is Considered Child Abuse in New Jersey?

Unfortunately there are numerous cases each year where child abuse takes place in New Jersey.

What Are the Adoption Laws in New Jersey?

New Jersey adoption laws aim to observe the rights of all persons involved, including the birth parents, adoptive parents, and the child to be...

Is Denying Medical Treatment to Minors Legal in New Jersey?

Legally, minors are incompetent and lack the necessary experience on matters such as their education and medical care. It is, therefore, the...

How Do You Transfer Assets in a New Jersey Divorce?

Part and parcel of the divorce process is disclosing full income to determine the appropriate alimony and child support to be paid. In some...


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