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Willick Law Group;
December 5, 2013, previously published by Willick Law GroupA legal note from Marshal Willick about how feral paralegals are roaming the legal landscape, making practice harder for actual lawyers
|Interpreting the Appointment of an Heir in the Joint Will of Spouses - Inheritance Law|
Chiara Bahrig, Michael Rainer; GRP Rainer LLP;
December 3, 2013, previously published on December 2, 2013A will made by spouses who appointed “our children” as heirs is held to include the appointment of a child from the first marriage of one of the testators as a final heir.
|Virginia Department of Taxation Will Not Recognize Joint Returns for Same-Sex Couples After Windsor|
Thomas W. Aldous; Williams Mullen;
December 3, 2013, previously published on December 12, 2013The Virginia Department of Taxation recently announced that same-sex couples married in another state must file separate Virginia income tax returns even though they file a federal return as a married couple.
|Five Ways to Enforce Visitation|
Brad M. Micklin Esq. Counsellor at Law L.L.C.;
December 3, 2013, previously published on Winter 2013Learn how to prevent visitation problems from eliminating your time with your children
|“Magic” Words To Ensure and Ex-Spouse Remains in Will|
Helen M. Smith; Pessin Katz Law, P.A.;
December 3, 2013, previously published on November 27, 2013Attorneys often encounter situations in which someone makes a will or designates a beneficiary naming their spouse as the heir or beneficiary, separates from their spouse, fails to make changes to their will or beneficiary designation, divorces, and then dies. In the case of beneficiary...
|Defense of Marriage Act|
Raymond F. Moats; Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.;
December 2, 2013, previously published on November 26, 2013Today's headlines routinely announce new states that are adopting a legal recognition for the marriage, and accompanying benefits, of same gender couples. How this relates to or affects health care providers is still unfolding.
Tamara Bogosian, Paul A. Cappitelli, Laura L. Crane, G. Ross Trindle; Best Best & Krieger LLP;
November 29, 2013, previously published on November 27, 2013The Ninth Circuit recently upheld a federal law that bans misdemeanor domestic violence offenders from possessing firearms for life. A gun owner convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence in 1996 claimed that he was exempt from the ban because California law “restored” his “civil...
|Workplace Laws Assist Victims of Domestic Violence|
Faith A. Alejandro; Sands Anderson PC;
November 29, 2013, previously published on November 26, 2013Victims of domestic violence often keep their secrets hidden from the workplace until they need leave to go to court, or don’t show up for work one day due to physical or psychological harm caused by a spouse or loved one. Many states are now protecting these absences with statutory...
|Collaborative Law - Take Your Divorce Off the Battlefield|
Kristin A. Molavoque; MacElree Harvey, Ltd.;
November 28, 2013, previously published on November 22, 2013Collaborative Law is a voluntary process whereby the parties, with the assistance of their respective lawyers and other professionals, make divorce decisions together based on their understanding of their own views, each other’s, and the reality the entire family faces. This model offers a...
|Ohio: New Guidance to Employers Providing Benefits to Same-Sex Married Employees|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
November 27, 2013, previously published on November 21, 2013On November 14, 2013, the Ohio Department of Taxation (“Department”) issued an information release (EW 2013-1) which has guidelines for employers that provide benefits to employees married in jurisdictions that recognize same-sex marriage.