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New laws impact educators regarding students in foster care -- How can attorneys help?
Teachers may find themselves at a moral crossroads as never before, based on some new Federal legislation...
What is the legal definition of 'A pattern of domestic violence?'
The definition of “pattern of domestic violence” has a great deal of elasticity to it and the phrase implicitly considers many relevant facts and circumstances, not just one.
Governor Abbott vetoes bill requiring standardization of protective order applications, and other bills
In addition to vetoing SB 1458, the governor vetoed 20 other bills that had been passed during this year’s legislative session—the fewest vetoes since 2005.
Family lawyers: You can be friendly with colleagues while fiercely representing your clients
Family lawyers: You can be friendly with colleagues while fiercely representing your clients.
'I'm right.' 'No, I'm right.' New techniques for medicating high-conflict disputes
Bill Eddy and his co-author, Michael Lomax, in their new book, "Mediating High Conflict Disputes," remind us that a mediator must be willing to cut off reflections about who pushed whom first, and instead, focus on how to ...
Let’s Confront Child Welfare Law Buzzwords
In the world of child welfare law, three of the best-known culprits are “best interest of the child,” “neglect,” and “Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD).”
Protecting clients who are divorcing someone with borderline or narcissistic personality disorder
It's difficult to find balance in the roller-coaster ride imposed by someone suffering from a personality disorder.
Will the Real Expert Please Take the Stand?
Experts come in all shapes and sizes. Size is not determined by the number of letters after a potential witness’ name. Try your case with what you have. To preserve error, object.
What constitutes malpractice by a child welfare attorney?
(ALM Media Properties, 2021-05-24)
The legal landscape and complex challenges facing today’s child welfare attorney are daunting. Simply because children are involved, difficult legal situations demand the guidance of a highly qualified attorney.
Ethical Child Custody Evaluations: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.
In a divorce, there may be a child custody dispute, but whatever objections may arise, hopefully, there should be no question concerning the evaluator’s ethics or objectivity.