Volume 18, Number 7
From the Editor
Close to Home.
jennifer j. rose
The Chair's Corner
A Fulfilling Gig.
George R. Ripplinger
The Business of Law
Customers Deserve Better.
A Handbook of Family Law Terms.
All in the Family (Law)
Divorce Cases: How to Communicate with Clients, Get the Information You Need, Manage the Case, and Get Paid
Richard J. Podell
From the initial telephone call to modifying a custody order, a divorce lawyer is a combination lawyer, counselor, clergy person, financial planner, tax advisor, and friend.
Software for the Family Law Practice
Jeffrey M. Allen and Nikki Clark
Unbundle Your Practice
Forrest S. Mosten
Let your clients decide how their cases are managed and what your role should be.
Considering Mediation: What Lawyers and Clients Should Know
Robert D. Benjamin
Find out when to recommend mediation to your clients, how to prepare them for the mediation, your role, and how to choose a mediator.
Lesbian and Gay Parents and Their Children
Survey the current legal landscape for same-sex couples and their children with regard to marriage, adoption, child custody, and visitation.
Developing Trends in Nonparent Visitation and Custody Cases
Mary Ann Baker-Randall
Recent decisions give parents stronger constitutional grounds to oppose court-ordered visitation by grandparents and other relatives. Meanwhile, it's more likely that you will get a call from a potential client seeking custody of a minor child who is not his or her offspring.
Uniform Interstate Family Support Act: Collecting Interstate Child Support Obligations
When the parents of a child live in different states, this act addresses the establishment of paternity, and the establishment, enforcement, and/or modification of a support order.
The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act
Mitchell A. Jacobs and David L. Marcus
It's now easier for the parent with custody of the children to move to another state, fueling the need for laws to address interstate child custody jurisdiction. Here's how the UCCJEA works.
Find out how to counsel birth parents and prospective adoptive parents.
Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
Robert J. Nachshin
A prenuptial agreement is more effective than a postnuptial one, but a postnuptial agreement is better than no agreement at all.
Providing Responsible Representation When Your Client Is Involved with Domestic Violence
Bette J. Garlow
Although domestic violence is most apparent in family or criminal cases, it also impacts bankruptcy, wills and estates, business, tax, property, elder, consumer, housing, tort, and other cases.
Check out these ABA resources on family law.