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4 myths about common-law relationships

A common law relationship is one in which two people live together but are not legally married to each other. For the relationship to be common law the couple must live together in a 'marriage-like' relationship, for example, by sharing finances, and publicly referring to themselves as partners or spouses.


What is a Retainer?

Even if you have never before spoken with a lawyer, you have probably heard that lawyers collect soemthing called a retainer as payment in trust for their professional services as they are undertaken.


Protecting Your Online Privacy


Traffic Stop Etiquette

Sometimes it happens; you're driving home from work on a Friday evening letting your mind wander to those fun weekend actitivies you have planned, or you are in a rush to make it to that early morning meeting, your foot becomes heavier and you may "slightly" exceed the posted speed limit. Happen to the best of us. Suddenly you notice flashing lights behind you. You get nervous. What do you do?


Your Rental Rights

renting a house or an apartment at some point in one's life id a right of passage. Whether it is a cramped studio apartment you lived in with six college friends, or a modest apartment as a first home for a new couple, or a spacious condo for the retirees


How to Minimize the Impact of Divorce on Children: 4 tips

The presenter, Tamara Afifi is a Professor in the Department of Communication at UCSB. Most of her research focuses on how family members cope communicatively with various challenges they face. In this presentation she explains: the role of conflict, how children can be caught between their parents, the relationships between children and their parents. At the end, she gives 4 tips on what divorc


Why Should I Consider Mediation?

Mediation is a helpful tool that many lawyers encourage parties to partake in upon entering into a separation. Mediation can be one of the most effective ways of resolving marital disputes involving child custody, access, child and spousal support, and marital property without the need for a lengthy and expensive court proceeding. With a growing number of people choosing the simplicity of mediati


The Impact of the U.S. Presidential Election

As we round home base in the long-running, highly anticipated, controversial 2016 United States Presidential Election


Court Room Etiquette

Sometimes life forces us into situations we would rather not be in. Family court is just one such example. Litigants walk into a courthouse and to them, it can be like stumbling onto another planet where they don’t know the rules or the language. And like the song says, “everybody hates a tourist.”