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Breaking Barriers and Parental Gate-Keeping In Divorce Cases

When married parents can’t sort out their disputes, they sometimes file for divorce.  However, as time passes, there can be new issues that happen, such as “parental gate-keeping.” Typically, parental gate-keeping is done by one or both parents going through a divorce, which is a hindrance to effective communication and co-parenting. What Is Parental Gate Keeping? Parental gate keeping... 

Statute of limitations for birth injuries in Illinois

It is often the case that birth injuries could have been prevented if the treating physician had followed generally accepted medical practices. Such negligence on the part of doctors may lead some parents to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the physician and hospital. There is a statute of limitations for filing a medical malpractice claim, and for filing a claim involving birth injuries.... 

The Steps Involved In Divorce Litigation

No one is ever really prepared for a divorce. Even if you have been through it before, no times are ever alike. For someone who is already going through the emotional upheaval that comes with this trying time in one’s life, it helps if you know what to expect on the legal front. Being aware of the steps involved in a divorce litigation are vital for emerging with your sanity intact. Attempt to arrive... 

Tips About Divorce Settlement Agreements

When you agree to settle in a divorce case in consultation with your lawyer that is often a cause for celebration. However, if you aren’t careful enough you may end up regretting the agreement. Two spouses reach an agreement to settle in divorce, one of the spouses after the agreement changes their mind on the agreement. This is a common occurrence. There are many reasons that the person who has... 

Transportation is an often overlooked but crucial aspect of retirement planning

When people engage in retirement planning, they often fail to think about transportation. They do not consider that a time may come when they will no longer be able to drive themselves, and will have to rely on others to go to doctors’ appointments and run errands. Including transportation in your retirement plan is essential. After housing, transportation is the second-greatest household expense.... 

Brighton Trust Attorney: Tips When Storing Valuables and Documents in Safe Deposit Boxes

As you work with a trust attorney in Brighton, Michigan, you will likely end up making a list of your assets. Some of these are tangible, such as property and heirloom jewelry. Others are not so obvious and could include important documents related to marital status or military service. Each of these items is an important part of the plan you put together with your estate planning lawyer, and each... 

Austin company files lawsuit alleging unfair competition

An unfair competition lawsuit has been filed in U.S. District Court in Austin, Texas. Yeti Coolers, an Austin company, accuses a Missouri company, Mammoth Coolers, of selling products that infringe on Yeti’s rights. Yeti alleges unfair competition, unjust enrichment, trade dress infringement and trade dress dilution. The company seeks money damages and the recall and destruction of the offending... 

Is Parallel Parenting A Viable Option?

The use of a parallel parenting plan is thought to be a bridge between the no and very low conflict divorces and the high conflict divorce cases. The problem in high conflict cases is that there is very little room to have a pristine workable co parenting plan put into use. High conflict in this situation means not only the spouses that don’t like spending time with each other or quite simply don’t... 

Divorce Mediation Produces Better Results For Parents and Children

As the number of divorces continues to rise, so does the number of people opting for divorce mediation. Mediation has continued to take roots in California for a decade or so. Today it has become so popular that even celebrities such as Ben Affleck are looking towards it to end their relationships without bringing their personal family life under the glare of media. When a person goes through divorce... 

Notice of Appeal Filed in Dallas Fun 5’s Lawsuit

Plaintiff, Dawn Nettles, has filed her Plaintiff’s Notice of Appeal in her Fun 5’s lawsuit against the Texas Lottery Commission and GTECH Corporation.  The notice declares that she is appealing two orders of the 16oth Judicial District Court in Dallas.  The first Order granted sovereign immunity to the Texas Lottery Commission.  The second Order granted “derivative” sovereign... 
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