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11.23.2016

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?

11.21.2016

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

11.18.2016

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

11.10.2016

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

11.08.2016

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

10.27.2016

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.”

10.10.2016

Being Charged in Canada: What To Do

People in Canada who are or will be charged with a criminal offence have many important decisions to make. The consequences of being found guilty of a criminal offence in Canada go well beyond the immediate sentence and criminal record that result from a conviction being entered

10.04.2016

Preparing to Meet Your Family Law Lawyer

It can be a big waste of time for both you and family lawyer if you are not prepared for your first meeting. Being unprepared may also end up costing you money because it will take longer for the family lawyer you hire to get up to speed on your legal matter. First of all, the Canadian family lawyer will want to know who you are and how you can be contacted. The family lawyer may also ask for a p

09.07.2016

Is There A Link Between Divorce Rates and Seasons?

Associate sociology Prof. Julie Brines and doctoral candidate Brian Serafini presented the findings at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association in Seattle, WA.