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Triple Marriage & Double Divorce With Same Husband Confuses Paternity

Rare is the couple that marries, divorces, re-marries, gets divorced a second time, then re-marries for the third time.  Add a bouncing baby boy born somewhere between the second and third marriage, possibly sired by another man, and what do you have: a rare hot mess. Rarer still is an appeal decided by a 3-judge […]

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Entrapment of a Drunk Vehicle Passenger

By: Timothy P. Flynn This would have made a great appeal had the accused not pled to a lesser charge.  A district judge from Brighton accepted a plea from a woman who moved from the passenger seat to the drivers seat of her drunk boyfriend’s truck at the command of a police officer who happened […]

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Guardianship Bills Seek to Prevent Elder Abuse

By:  Timothy P. Flynn An adult guardianship is a probate court proceeding that protects an individual that cannot take care of his own affairs by appointing a fiduciary -a guardian or conservator- to care for the incapacitated individual.  In our free-society founded on individual liberties, guardianships although disfavored as a legal status, are sometimes necessary […]

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The Problem With Executing Two Successive Wills

Ms. Haguette Clark …is that your family will fight over the money in your estate.  This appears to be happening right now in New York to the deceased multimillionairess Huguette Clark. The problem with this estate arose, as is so often the case, toward the end of the decedent’s life.  Ms. Clark, the daughter of copper […]

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Student Loans and Divorce

There are two ways we have seen student loan debt affect divorce proceedings.  One scenario is where the divorcing spouse, usually a newly-minted professional, has accrued a significant debt balance well into the six-figures; as much as $200,000 in the case of a medical degree. The other is where the student children of a divorcing […]

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