Same-sex marriage & SCOTUS

Same-sex marriage & SCOTUS

There is justified concern that marriage equality is in danger if Donald Trump appoints Supreme Court Justices who are against marriage equality. It is unlikely that the Supreme Court of the United States would reverse itself and overturn its previous rulings on same-sex marriage. However, unfriendly Justices could begin chipping away at the protections previously granted to same-sex marriages under previous SCOTUS rulings to the point where same-sex marriage exists in name only but not so much in practice.

An affair: the old fashioned way.

An affair: the old fashioned way.

If you read Dan Savage, you know that nowadays there are many options for those among us who want unconventional relationships. Things were different in the old days. People who had a hard time conforming with norms often allowed themselves to behave in destructive ways to meet their desires. Read of the scandalous 1913 affair of the married lady who kept her 17 year old lover in the attic for 10 years.

A tale of two lawyers…

A tale of two lawyers…

One of the first things many clients ask me is whether I’m a “pit bull” lawyer. I usually respond that I like to think of myself as a chess player. Pit bulls attack randomly. They focus on injuring and instant gratification. Chess players are clear-headed and focus on the end result. What follows is a comparison of the two styles.

Tint Review

I was just roaming the internet trying to figure out how to embed an rss feed into my website (I wanted to embed the RSS feed from missing kids into my website) and I ran into this website called tint.com. I’m not entirely sure what it does, but it is some kind of website aggregator

How Can A CPA Help My Divorce

How Can A CPA Help My Divorce

The complex situation of a divorce is never easy, and most couples will seek out a legal firm that can help them reduce the anxiety and stress that naturally result. A divorce involves the litigation process, the dividing of assets and taxation of investments. While a divorce attorney may specialize in both out-of-court settlements and lawsuits when necessary, a CPA’s assistance is often necessary for the proper dividing of substantial assets and issues related to taxation. Those who are in a divorce that will involve substantial assets and taxation issues should seriously consider working with a CPA.

Book Review: A Quickie Divorce

Book Review: A Quickie Divorce

Part of the job of a divorce lawyer is to explain the divorce process to clients. Much of my time as a lawyer is spent explaining how family law courts work, why a paper needs to be filed, and the meaning of legal words in a court document. I always thought that there should be a book that would cover these kinds of issues, a kind of “roadmap” to divorce that I could recommend to my clients. However, none of the books that I found seemed adequate. Thus, I was thrilled to recently discover Quickie Divorce by Linda H. Connell.