​​​The Mindy McCready Mystery

Recently, the country music superstar, Mindy McCready was accused of unlawfully keeping her son, whom she did not have custody. McCready’s mother has custody of the star’s 5 year old son. A Florida court issued an order for law enforcement authorities to pick-up the child from McCready once she could be located with the child. […]

Immigration News Update, October 2012

ACLU Sues the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Over Taking Photos at Border Crossings The American Civil Liberties Union is claiming that various individuals and legal observers at several border crossings have been prevented by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and other DHS officials from taking photos at the border. The lawsuit, brought on […]

Deferred Action Approved for Nearly 4,600 Young Undocumented

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has released its Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals numbers for the first two months of the program. In the first two months that Deferred Action applications were accepted for processing, the USCIS approved 4600 applications. Since August 15, approximately 180,000 applications were received by the USCIS. Currently, 158,000 applications […]

Lessons from Divorcees

Working as a family law attorney, I have seen a lot of conflict and a lot of strife. Often, both of these are unnecessarily increased due to the emotional crucible that is divorce. However, I have also seen clients who have been absolutely willing to set aside the emotional aspect of the divorce to address […]

The Expanding Nature of Title IX

Title IX states, “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving financial assistance.” This piece of legislation, passed in 1972, was, and continues to be controversial. Certainly the aim of the legislation […]

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