Family Law

Family Law

Judge settles dispute over whether a child can call a stepparent ‘Mom’

Family Law

Mom did not neglect sons by letting them play outside, state agrees after legal battle

Trials & Litigation

Federal judge says lawyer and client must pay $19K for filing baseless civil rights suit

Paralegals

Utah Supreme Court backs licensed paralegal practitioners

Legal Ethics

Complaint says judge erred when putting kids in juvenile detention for refusing lunch with dad

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS stays Alabama decision refusing to recognize adoption by lesbian

Criminal Justice

Defense lawyer is charged with child neglect after toddler son is found alone in courthouse

Evidence

Top state court nixes conviction based on testimony by anger-management therapist

Government Law

Lawman’s assurance that woman’s ex wasn’t dangerous created no special duty to her, court rules

Family Law

Mom who left 6-year-old daughter alone in car for 10 minutes fights neglect finding

Obiter Dicta

‘Free-range’ parents encourage kids to broaden their horizons—the law, not so much

Family Law

Ex-client wins nearly $500K in malpractice and domestic assault suit against lawyer

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court is asked to review Alabama decision refusing to recognize adoption by lesbian

Family Law

Judge in lesbian foster-parent case steps aside from further involvement

Family Law

Judge backpedals on controversial order removing foster child from married same-sex couple

Family Law

Judge amends order that foster child be removed from married lesbian couple

Family Law

Slaying of social worker prompts state to move office to courthouse

Constitutional Law

Divided Mississippi Supreme Court OKs same-sex divorce case

Family Law

Missing sisters could be hidden in underground network run by family court critics, police say

Constitutional Law

City’s indecent exposure ordinance violates First Amendment, ACLU suit says