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May 17, 2018

One of the biggest concerns I hear from prospective clients is, “Will I have to go to Court?”   For whatever reason, many people are terrified of the idea of going into the courtroom.   It’s understandable: everyone’s looking at you, everything you say is recorded, the...

February 27, 2018

I am often asked if one parent can sign over his or her rights to a child.  Usually, this question comes when either the noncustodial parent has had little involvement with the child, or would like less responsibility regarding the child; or, when the custodial parent...

February 26, 2018

There’s a lot of misunderstanding out there about whether or not a parent can lose or voluntarily sign over rights to his or her child.  Parental rights can only be severed when there is someone available to take the parent’s place.  The rule of law in family and juven...

February 7, 2018

(Full disclaimer, I am writing this post as an unmarried; and perpetually single person).

I’ve always been a big believer in marriage.  Maybe it was the church I was brought up in, but I tend to hold with the belief that marriage is a sacred institution and something no...

January 29, 2018

Easily, the question I get asked most often in Family Law, is what are an unwed person’s rights regarding his or her children.  I wish they taught Paternity laws as part of high school Sex-Ed. I feel like young people would be much more careful with what they do in the...

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An Introduction to Discovery Requests: What do I have to provide?

October 2, 2019

Inevitably, unless a case is quick and uncontested, there will be discovery requests.  The purpose of discovery requests is to allow the parties to ga...

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