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The criminal justice system and matrimonial disputes

By Ida Mirzadeh The outcome of a criminal prosecution will have a significant, but not always determinative, impact on parallel family law proceedings relating to disputes over child custody and the matrimonial home. Below are three relevant factors that are often overlooked by spouses who are faced with a high-conflict separation. 3 THINGS [...]

By | 2018-07-31T07:03:12+00:00 July 19|Family Law|

A Princely Estate

By Howard Simmons Prince died at age 58. He had a net worth when he died of $300 million (US).  Estates of this magnitude usually have sophisticated tax, will, trust and other planning. Prince had none. He even died without a will. Prince had no wife, no children (yet known) and both his parents [...]

By | 2018-07-31T07:03:16+00:00 July 19|Wills & Estate|

Construction Liens: A Primer

By Amrita Mann While a lien action may in many ways resemble any other civil action, there are significant differences. Part IV of the Construction Lien Act (the “Act”) contains rules that govern jurisdiction and procedure. Lien actions are commenced pursuant to Section 53 of the Act. The Threshold Under the Act, the [...]

By | 2018-07-31T07:03:17+00:00 July 19|Business Law|

Marriage: A New Form of Elder Abuse?

By Howard Simmons John Jones is 87-years-old, and was married to his wife for 62 years. She died a year ago. John was devastated at her loss. John’s two grown-up children would prefer if he moved to either of their homes, because of John’s failing health. However, John prefers to live alone at [...]

By | 2018-07-31T07:03:17+00:00 August 26|Wills & Estate|

Power of attorney for property

By Howard S. Simmons The Good, the Bad and the Ugly It is common and useful when doing a will to do a power of attorney for property. If you become mentally incapable because of age and illness, the one you trust can handle all your financial and business affairs. Unfortunately, not everything always ends [...]

By | 2018-07-31T07:03:17+00:00 March 17|Wills & Estate|