Category Archives: Family Law

Family of man whose body lost wants fixes in MEs office (Boston Globe)

A brother of the Cape Cod man whose body was misplaced by the state medical examiners office said Saturday he hopes his familys ordeal results in positive changes at the embattled office... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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A Call For Reform Of UK Adoption Law

From The Guardian: Adoption has become a “runaway train” impossible for individual social workers to stop, according to an independent inquiry into adoption law in the UK. The exhaustive two-year inquiry, which canvassed evidence from social workers, adult adoptees, adoptive….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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MC v GT and New Jersey Restraining Order Requirements

New Jersey courts often grapple with the issue of domestic violence within family law cases. Judges often err on the side of caution in these cases, but this can lead to a judge overstepping their authority. `The case MC v GT demonstrates such a failure on the part of a judge, and more explicitly outlines the NJ restraining order requirements when relationships become physically violent. The appellate court appears to emphasize the necessity of an unequivocal finding of domestic violence before a judge can issue a restraining order unless there are other pending family matters at hand. MC had been dating GT for a little while at the time she filed a complaint against him under New Jersey’s Prevention of Domestic Violence Act. At trial, the judge ultimately concluded there was not sufficient evidence to support a finding of domestic violence, and noted reservations about each party’s credibility with the court. The judge specifically held that MC failed to prove that….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Summertime Co-Parenting Tips

Summertime Co-Parenting Tips for divorced and separated parents by Gary Payton After getting over with the painful process of separation it is time to put a few things in order and organize them so that life becomes a bit less stressed. A number of divorces involve kids who are sent into the custody of one of the parents. Once a divorce has been processed via a divorce attorney the parents need to make sure that they bring up the kids in a way where they get the love and care of both the parents. Providing for the kids is the responsibility of both the parents. It is not only regarding the finances but also the emotional aspects of the kids need to be taken care. The kid should not feel an absence of one of the parent in his or her upbringing. Divorced parents need to keep their differences behind them especially when the vacations and social dos of their kids are involved. For this the divorced individuals need to keep coordinating among themselves to run things smoothly. Keep….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Oh, What a Difference Plain English Makes!

Any document you draft—from an email to a settlement agreement—should be written in plain, understandable language. But many attorneys still fall into the trap of using stilted, legalistic language, particularly in contracts and other transactional documents. Compare the following purchase agreement recitals and see what a difference plain English makes. In setting out the parties before the recitals, agreements often use a wordy boilerplate like this: This PURCHASE AGREEMENT (hereinafter referred to as the “Agreement”) made as of this first day of January, 2018, is by and between XYZ CORPORATION, a corporation formed and existing under the laws of the State of California and having its principal office at 123 Middle Street, Center City, California, as seller (hereinafter referred to as “Seller”), and ABC INCORPORATED, a corporation formed and existing under the laws of the State of California and having its principal office at 789 Lower….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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