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Choosing a divorce lawyer may be the most important decision you have made since, well, marrying that person from whom you now want to legally sever ties, writes legal analyst Dan Abrams. Who represents you in this personal, often frustrating and immensely important process is crucial. Yes, the notion of comparing the process of picking a divorce lawyer to picking a spouse may seem as absurd as it does ironic, but there are actually many relevant similarities.
The parents of a teen who was shot and killed by Washington County, Ore. deputy sheriffs won a $2.5 million federal jury verdict. Lukus Glenn was shot in front of his home as his parents looked on. In a tragic irony, it was Glenn’s mother who had called 911 for help, saying that her son was drunk, holding a pocket knife and threatening to kill himself.
If you’re a woman going through a divorce, you need to ask yourself two tough questions: Could your husband be hiding assets? And if he is, does that mean you won’t get the divorce settlement you deserve? Hiding assets during a divorce is sneaky, unethical and illegal — and it happens much more frequently than most women suspect.
Join Lawyers.com and family law attorney Lee Borden on Monday, Oct. 22, at 9 P.M. ET for a free online discussion about divorce, child custody, child support and other family law issues. Mr. Borden will share his years of expertise and answer your questions.
Pet owners can collect damages for emotional distress for injuries inflicted to their animals, according to a ruling by a California court of appeals. The decision came after a family saw their pet dog being hit by a neighbor with a baseball bat. The court said humans and dogs form a special bond, so pet owners can be especially susceptible to emotional damages when their dog is injured.