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​​​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 […]

Criminal Law News – September, 2012

TOP STORIES Colorado theater massacre Prosecutors sought access to a notebook sent by James Holmes to a university psychiatrist prior to his deadly shooting attack on a Colorado theater. Defense attorneys argued that the notebook should be protected pursuant to doctor-patient privilege, and the judge agreed. A second hearing was set, but prosecutors decided to […]

What Kind of Questions to Ask a Divorce Attorney

When going into the first consultation with a divorce attorney, it’s important to know what makes them the right attorney for you. It can be difficult to know what separates a good attorney from a bad one and in order to find out, there are some questions you can ask. By asking these questions, you’ll […]

Pro Se Litigants

It is not a medical condition, it is the proper terminology for those who represent themselves in court without an attorney. The benefit to this under the common perception is the savings in money. That being said, nearly all attorneys can tell you of cases where a pro se litigant made their legal issues substantially […]

How to Find Quality Utah Legal Services

If you needed surgery, you would want to know that you had access to the best doctors available. Similarly, when confronted with a legal issue, it is vitally important to connect with the lawyers and services that will best help you reach your goals. Luckily for Utah residents, there are several directories and associations that […]

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