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July 2015 Archives

Same-sex marriage ruling offers protections for many employees

Last month in a landmark ruling, the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality for same-sex couples throughout the country. While the LGBT community has undoubtedly embraced this, it does mean that newly married same-sex couples should understand how this not only provides rights regarding marriage laws but also provides rights and protection in other areas as well, such as employment and divorce. Our law firm is very knowledgeable on this topic and understands the importance of navigating such issues.

Jennifer Garner divorces Ben Affleck after alleged affairs

Divorce is never an easy step to take; however, some couples find in necessary step to take. And just like it is difficult to take the steps to initiate and finalize a divorce, it is also challenging to take steps prior to marriage or during the marriage to prepare for or provide protection in case of a divorce. Including a legal document such as a prenuptial or postnuptial in an high asset marriage could help a couple in many ways.

How to proceed if a parent abducts child from other parent

The bond between parent and his or her child is immeasurable. Unfortunately, this bond, often paired with the negative emotions of divorce, can sometimes lead a non-custodial parent to extreme and illegal measures to spend time with their children. This sometimes results is measures such as a parent kidnapping his or her child or children from the custodial parent. It is important to understand what to do and what will be done if an ex-spouse abducts a child due to child custody issues.

How the Troxel v. Granville ruling changed grandparents rights

It is important to not overlook the role grandparents can play in the upbringing of a child. Although grandparent visitation rights vary by state, grandparents do have certain constitutional rights, protected by the Troxel v. Granville ruling made by the United States Supreme Court in 2000.

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