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  • Child Protective Services Investigations Explained

    Every state maintains an agency that is authorized to receive and investigate reports of alleged child abuse and child neglect. In addition, the agency (which may be called Child Protective Services (CPS), Children Youth & Families, or the Department of Social Services), is also supposed to pr... Read more

  • No-contest Clauses in Wills

    It can be hard to set aside a will even under ordinary circumstances: courts give deference to wills because (as their name implies), wills are supposed to represent the wishes of the testator. If you seek to set aside a will because you feel you did not receive what you are entitled to, you must be... Read more

  • Foreclosure Fraud

    When the housing market crashed in 2008, thousands of people lost their homes. The wave of foreclosures created a situation ripe for abuse. Unfortunate homeowners fell victim to practices that included false “mortgage assistance services,” fake documents, and illegal and inappropriate procedur... Read more

  • Child Custody and Unmarried Parents

    If you are a parent, whether you are married to your partner or not, you are likely to have the same questions about custody: who will have legal custody; where will the child live; and when and how will each parent exercise parenting time with the child. Fortunately, unmarried parents have the sa... Read more

  • Challenging a Will

    You’ve seen this dramatic moment play out a dozen times or more in movies and television shows: a family gathers for the reading of a will; the attorney announces its provisions; everyone gasps. The expected heir has been disinherited; he storms out, declaring, “I’ll see you in court!” But... Read more

  • Navigating Foreclosure

    Foreclosure Defined The U.S. housing bubble burst almost ten years ago, but as people struggle to make payments on their properties, foreclosure remains an important (and misunderstood) legal process. Most home-buyers cannot afford to purchase a home outright, so they need to obtain mortgage loan... Read more

  • Custody 101 for Fathers

    Fathers today are taking a more active role in their children’s lives than ever before. They take paternity leave when their children are born; they assume an active role in childcare. Courts have begun to recognize the importance of fathers in the case of custody. While the law historically favor... Read more

  • Selecting a Probate or Estate Attorney

    A loved one passes away. You and other family members are in mourning. Eventually a will is produced. After reading the will, you find you have significant problems with what the will says. Now what do you do? You need to find a probate or estate lawyer and have a consultation to determine wheth... Read more