Tag Archives: children

Mediation Requirements in Oregon

What is mediation? Mediation is a legal process for family law cases. The goal is for people to agree on some or all issues. When they can, trial may not be necessary. This saves time and money. It is supposed to be an objective and confidential process. Some courts provide mediators at no cost. Private […]

New Paid Family Leave Policy In New York

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation adopting a 12-week paid family leave policy for New York employees on April 4. This family leave law will provide employees with up to 12 weeks of paid leave to allow them to care for a new child. They can also use this time to care for a […]

Washington State’s Relocation Statute

Washington’s relocation statute is very specific with regards to notice requirements and timing. Failure to give required notice may be grounds for sanctions, including contempt of court. If the move is within the same school district, the relocating person must provide notice by reasonable means. A person entitled to time with the child may not object to what […]

Stars, Just Like Us: Ben & Jen–lesson in asset distribution

After announcing they made the “difficult decision” to separate and divorce after ten blissful years of marriage, Ben Afleck and Jennifer Garner face the unenviable task of dividing their assets, just like any other couple facing a divorce would… except they have a lot more things to split up and a more complicated asset distribution […]

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