New US Law: Rape Survivor Custody Act

Rape is easily among the most controversial topics you can talk about, and even though it’s a serious issue that is very deserving of discussion, even acknowledging its existence makes many people uncomfortable. Well, fortunately, there’s been a legal development involving the issue of rape that should have everybody cheering, despite its taboo status. The… Read more


In Divorce as in Life, Fighting is Never the Answer

Nobody likes the idea of a contentious divorce. The drama and struggles of the process may make for interesting TV shows and movies, but when facing the reality of putting their family through the wringer, as it were, many people find themselves searching for alternatives. Luckily, one such alternative is growing ever more popular, and… Read more


Alimony and Custody Laws Face Big Changes

2 years ago, a bill was introduced that would change alimony laws completely. Permanent alimony (monthly payments forever) would be completely removed, payments would decrease over time (eventually stopping altogether), short-term marriages would not be eligible for alimony at all, and several other changes. Critics cried foul, saying that the bill was especially harmful to… Read more


Can a Divorce Leave Me with Nothing?

In considering a divorce, how the marital property is going to be divided, and perhaps fought over, is a concern that most people worry over. There is much more than property to think about in a divorce, but this issue looms large. As you might imagine, the laws that govern who gets what have ancient… Read more


Refused Divorce Due to Dementia?

There are many things that can delay a divorce proceeding, but it’s not often that you hear of it being due to dementia. That is exactly what is happening in the case of Zelman vs. Zelman, however. This unique case involves 87-year-old Palm Beach resident Martin Zelman who, due to his dementia, can’t answer a… Read more