Recent case law provides some clarity, but drafters should take caution as prenuptial agreements are evaluated years in the future, advises Stephanie Barnett of Jaffe and Clemens.
Dissolving a marriage between parties from different countries can be riddled with complexity and novel issues for American attorneys, explains Evie Jeang of Ideal Legal Group.
In certain instances, courts permit claims for wrongful death in the absence of legal marriage, explain Kabateck Brown Kellner attorneys.
Learning to recognize and overcome preconceived notions of witnesses, experts and judges can be key to a successful resolution, explains Christopher Melcher of Walzer & Melcher.
Do's and Don'ts for attorneys hired by parties to help negotiate settlements of familial disputes through mediation, explains mediator Franklin R. Garfield.
Addiction issues can impact the spousal relationship from the outset until after separation and require careful analysis, explains Raquel Sefton of Sideman & Bancroft.
A carefully drafted clause in a custodial agreement can increase cooperation between parents and better serve the child's intersts, explains Michele Corvi of McManis Faulkner.
In many instances, private resolution of disputes between spouses or family members can be the preferred choice to litigation, explains Richard Bennett of JAMS.
The adversarial system is ill-equipped to help divorcing couples get on with their lives, but more often makes matters worse, explains Dina Haddad of Families First Mediation.
Ninth Circuit finds that for a tax deduction, consideration must be evaluated under federal tax law, not state contract law, explains Kimberly Stanley of Golden Gate University School of Law.
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