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Stepparent Adoption Means Terminating Another Parent’s Legal Rights

In situations where a stepparent acts as one of the child’s primary caregivers and the other biological parent is not involved in the child’s life, stepparent adoption may be in the best interests of the child. Adoption terminates one biological parent’s legal rights and allows the stepparent to take over those rights and responsibilities. When to Consider Stepparent Adoption Some... 

Four Ways Primary Family Caregivers Can Manage Stress

      Our latest guest blogger is Lou Giampa, is the President of Right at Home Westchester. Lou is a New York State Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) who volunteers in hospitals and nursing homes throughout Westchester County.  He also volunteers with the Alzheimer’s Association, Meals on Wheels, and the Aging in Place community.   […]  Read More →

What To Know About Child Support In California

Although one party may have to pay child support to the other parent, it is important to understand that California law mandates that both parents have an equal obligation to support their child. Furthermore, California law provides guidelines to courts to determine the appropriate amount of child support, based on a formula that is incorporated into a complicated child support calculator software... 

Back to School — Be Safe In School Zones

For those of us in Austin, today is the first day of the new school  year.  As always, we need to mindful of school zones, especially the prohibition against cell phone use in school zones. This year, the Austin Police Department is helping remind us, and perhaps not the easy way.  I heard a report this morning that for the next two weeks or so every Austin Police Department motorcycle officer would... 

Police car sideswiped by alleged drunk driver

Last month, a Howell woman who sideswiped the police car of a Hamburg Township police officer was arrested and charged with drunk driving.  Sarah Marae Robson, 27, is charged with operating under the influence of alcohol with a blood alcohol content exceeding 0.17 (a crime also known as “super drunk” driving). Robson also faces charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, resisting police,... 

Post-Divorce Mediation: A Collaborative Approach to Dealing With Conflict After Divorce

For many families, a divorce settlement is not only the end of one story, but also the beginning of several new ones. Children will get older, lives will change, and new circumstances and opportunities will arise. With those changes, practical and legal issues will arise. What if a parent wants to move away while the children are still young? What if one of the parties’ financial situation changes... 

What To Expect From Your First Meeting With A Divorce Attorney

In choosing the divorce attorney who will represent you in your divorce case, it is always advisable to first interview several divorce and family lawyers either/or by phone or in person.  You should choose the attorney that you feel most comfortable to talk with and that you feel will have your best interests in mind, because you and that attorney will be working together quite frequently.   If... 

Warsaw researchers design a new way to detect alcohol in a moving vehicle

In breaking news, scientists working for the Military University of Technology in Warsaw have developed a laser system able to detect alcohol in moving cars while standing at roadside. The laser detects alcohol vapors, then sends a message, a snapshot of the car and the license plate number to a waiting police officer. The vehicle can then be stopped by law enforcement, and the officer has the opportunity... 

Why is Divorce Mediation the More Logical Choice?

When two people are on the verge of divorce, they often go with the first option they see, which is litigation. Although litigation is the most commonly sought out process, but have you ever stopped to think if it is the most logical one? In actuality, it is not a logical choice and under only certain circumstances such as mental, physical, and drug abuse is litigation appropriate. In other circumstances... 

Benefits of Having an Orange County Family Lawyer

Family lawyers are professionals with adequate knowledge and years of experience who can help you in situations like divorce, child custody, property distribution, alimony etc. though you might also opt for out-of-court settlement, but in case you and your partner are not in good terms with each other and the only option left is divorce, it is advisable to seek help from a reputable and experienced... 
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