Family Law Litigation

Practice Points

Tips for Family Lawyers to Boost Their Collection Rates
By Rita M. Aquilio – April 16, 2019
Some basic procedures to help ease a process many of us dread.

Advice to Young Litigators, From a Young Litigator
By Sandra Starr Uretsky – April 1, 2019
Nothing in law school truly prepares a graduate for real-world lawyering.

Financial Statements, Income Tax Returns, and Other Divorce Documents
By Sheri Fiske Schultz – February 28, 2019
Obtaining an accurate financial picture at the beginning stages of the process can clear the way for a smoother divorce settlement outcome.

What Is a Forensic Accountant?
By Rebecca Fitzhugh – January 19, 2019
Here is what you need to know about the profession and how a forensic accountant could help you.

Basic Expert Witness Outline
By Mark E. Sullivan – November 28, 2018
Preparing for trial is an essential task of any litigation, and one of the most important parts of this process is outlining witness testimony.

Best Practices for Reading Business Tax Returns
By David L. Gresen – July 23, 2018
A high-level guided tour of the information reported to the IRS and how you can use that information in your discovery process.

Ten Things Every Family Law Practitioner Should Know About the Recent Tax Law Change, Part 2
By Richard Livingston – June 30, 2018
The second part of updates from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

Ten Things Every Family Law Practitioner Should Know About the Recent Tax Law Change, Part 1
By Richard Livingston – April 30, 2018
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 made significant amendments to the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, and many of these amendments have a direct impact on financial issues commonly addressed in a divorce.

Three Major Changes to Military Family Law
By Mary Fran Quindlen – March 29, 2018
If you have service members, spouses of service members, or service member retirees as clients, then you need to be aware of three major changes in military family law in 2018.

Tips for Using Trusts to Protect Life Insurance Proceeds and Secure Support after the Dissolution of a Marriage, Part 2
By George L. Metcalfe, Jr. – February 20, 2018
The ramifications for failing to plan for other potential events that can occur with the beneficiaries of the policy can be costly and lead to much confusion with the client’s obligations

5 Tips for a "Civil" Family Law Matter
By Sahmra A. Stevenson – January 18, 2018
How to avoid "drama" in the courtroom and lead by example.

Tips for Using Trusts to Protect Life Insurance Proceeds and Secure Support after the Dissolution of a Marriage
By George L. Metcalfe, Jr. – January 10, 2018
Learn about measures that should be considered when utilizing life insurance policies to provide security.

Tips for Obtaining and Analyzing Uber Records
By James T. McLaren and Joshua M. Calder – January 17, 2017
A proper analysis of ride-sharing records can go a long way in obtaining additional evidence that could help your client in alimony and adultery cases.

How to Obtain a Copy of a Client’s Complete Facebook History
By Valerie E. Anias – May 25, 2017
In a world largely based on the Internet, it’s important for lawyers to know the tools available to them.

How to Avoid “Secondary Trauma” as a Family Law Practitioner
By Rita M. Aquilio – May 25, 2017
Learn to protect yourself from the burnout associated with emotionally complex workloads.

Top 10 Tips for a Celebrity Divorce or Paternity Action
By Raymond J. Rafool, II – March 10, 2016
A humorous take on handling everything from the court to paparazzi to a star's social media.