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Posted on Thu, 2017-03-16 15:41 by Jeffrey N. Greenblatt in Divorce

Suggestion:  How to Break the News of Your Divorce to Your Kids: Before, During and After the Discussion

When parents decide to end their marriage, one of their biggest concerns is how their children will cope with the news. Although children may struggle with this new transition, there are several things that parents can do to make it easier to break the news and to help their children get through the divorce process.

Posted on Mon, 2017-03-06 15:28 by Eleanor A. Hunt in Divorce

Facebook and Divorce

Facebook® has been hailed by many as the best online social networking service, enabling its users to connect with each other, and instantly exchange messages, post photos and receive and post status updates, with relative ease. However, in the past few years, numerous studies have been conducted showing a correlation between social media and divorce. Presuming that these studies are accurate, your Facebook page—along with Tumblr®, Twitter®, Instagram®, and countless other social media sites— could be one of the most powerful forms of evidence to be used against you during your divorce case. Indeed, the evidentiary effects of social media have been discussed on the JGL Blog. But note, as your Facebook account can be discovery in litigation, do not delete your Facebook or other social media pages prior to consulting with an attorney! Doing so could result in sanctions for destroying evidence.

Posted on Sun, 2017-02-26 12:01 by Reza Golesorkhi in

You are going to get married (or re-married). You have minor children (or no children).  You own a business.  You own a house.  You have substantial net worth.   Since you already own your own house and business before the marriage, as you understand it, in the off-chance it does not work out you will be okay financially.  Not exactly?   

Posted on Wed, 2017-02-01 12:45 by Burt M. Kahn in
There have been countless articles this year about the efforts of President Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress to end Obamacare and replace it with some other health insurance program. But the Washington Post reported at the end of 2016 that the GOP has another, much less publicized, health “reform” in mind that would harm victims of medical negligence by significantly cutting back medical malpractice awards nationwide.
 
Posted on Sun, 2017-01-29 13:15 by Andrew E. Greenwald in Personal Injury

INTRODUCTION

The damages sustained by a seriously injured child do not just relate to the child himself.  They also affect the altered lifestyles of siblings and parents and encompass a whole host of experts who are necessary to explain, prognosticate, and portray what the child and the family’s life will become.  This paper will concentrate on the psychological and emotional damages and not on the economic loss.  Obviously in fully presenting damages a life care plan and economist are essential.

THE CHILD

Posted on Thu, 2017-01-26 13:48 by Christopher T. O'Mahoney in Trusts Estates

    In 2016, the appellate courts addressed a variety of issues in the field of estates and trusts including will construction, the statute of limitations for a petition to caveat, the ability to change the beneficial interest of a trust beneficiary and the effect of a “savings clause” on the burden of estate taxation. 

Posted on Tue, 2017-01-17 12:34 by Jay P. Holland in

Whistleblowers and those who support and represent them will be pleased and energized by a December 28, 2016, ruling by U.S. District Judge George H. King of the Central District of California in a case involving the unapproved, or off-label, marketing of prescription drugs.

Doctors are generally allowed to prescribe prescription drugs for uses that haven’t been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, but pharma companies are barred under federal law from marketing drugs to doctors for these unapproved uses.

Posted on Tue, 2017-01-17 12:31 by Jay P. Holland in

I often represent whistleblowers – employees in either the private or public sector who become aware of wrongdoing by their employers and come forward to report the wrongdoing in the interest of pressing for change and reform.

Over the years, we have won hundreds of millions of dollars in cases that were originally spurred by whistleblowers’ activities, and we have achieved courtroom victories for whistleblowers who suffered illegal retaliation precisely because they chose to blow the whistle on improper corporate actions.

Posted on Thu, 2016-12-15 15:46 by Matthew J. Focht in Personal Injury

On its web site, the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) provides a very brief summary of what to do if you, as a driver, are involved in an automobile accident[1].  While the three tips given on the MVA website have some merit, there is much more that can and should be done after an automobile accident involving physical injury.  Previously, we have discussed on the JGL Blog whether you should move your vehicle from the scene of an accident[2] and whether you should talk with the other driver’s insurance company after an accident[3].  Here are some additional tips that will help you present the strongest possible auto accident injury claim:

Posted on Wed, 2016-11-30 15:05 by Director Of Marketing in

David Bulitt, a principal in Joseph Greenwald & Laake’s family law practice and our Assistant Managing Director, has just written his second novel that will be published on January 27, 2017. The novel draws extensively both from David’s experience as a father of an adopted child with mental health and addiction issues as well as on David’s 30 years’ experience representing clients in family law.

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