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Monthly Archives: May 2019

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Not Every Family Law Obligation Can be Enforced by Contempt

By Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group |

Few things will motivate people to pay support, or otherwise live up to their support obligations, like an order of contempt. A contempt order, as the name sounds, is a declaration that a party has acted contemptuously or in disregard of the order of a court. As an ultimate penalty for contempt, a party… Read More »

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Inference Stacking is Allowed in Recent Injury Case

By Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group |

Pretend that you are driving on the highway. You see a man standing by a pickup truck on the side of the road. His truck has work materials in the truck bed. He is looking to the middle of the road. You look to see what it is that the man is looking at…. Read More »

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Compelling Your Spouse to Undergo a Mental Exam Requires Specific Showings

By Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group |

In a hotly contested divorce that concerns children, allegations of mental disorder can be quite common. Sometimes these allegations are just insults (he/she is “crazy,” or “out of control”), but other times the allegations can take a more material and serious tone (“he/she hits the wall when angry” or “he/she gets in fights with… Read More »

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There Are No Gender Presumptions WIth Alimony or Child Support

By Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group |

It can be very difficult to get rid of gender stereotypes or common notions of traditional gender roles and responsibilities. One area where stereotyping still tends to be commonplace is when it comes to paying alimony and child support. Many people still think of these obligations as a man’s obligation to pay, and many… Read More »

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The Hague Convention Can Help Return a Child Illegally Taken Out of the Country

By Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group |

When a parent takes child out of state without the consent of the other party, or in violation of an existing court order or marital settlement agreement, it is always a concerning situation. Aside from being illegal, and demonstrating a lack of respect for the law or the agreement of the parties, the parent… Read More »

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What Happens When Children Don’t Want to Follow a Time-Sharing Agreement?

By Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group |

Children under the age of 18 are generally not considered legally competent to make their own decisions. Although we do take their interests into account when making custody and time sharing decisions, their wishes when it comes to these matters do not determine, by themselves, what is in their best interests. When a Child… Read More »

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The Art of Jury Selection

By Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group |

A large part of winning a personal injury trial is selecting the right jury. Poor jury selection can end up with a losing case, regardless of how good the witnesses or facts may be. Jurors are a panel of our peers, but they are human beings, and go into the jury selection process with… Read More »

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The Benefits of Lump Sum Alimony

By Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group |

When talking about alimony most people discuss (or argue about) what the purpose of alimony will be. For example, whether alimony will be rehabilitative, or whether it will be permanent assistance to the payee (receiving) spouse. However, few people give thought to whether continued monthly alimony payments as opposed to a one time payment… Read More »

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Timesharing Apps Cause Concern as More Judges Start Requiring Their Usage

By Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group |

It may not surprise you that there are apps that you can use on your phones to help you manage your custody and visitation schedules with your ex. What may surprise you is that some judges are mandating that divorced couples use these apps in an attempt to reduce fighting and keep families out… Read More »

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How to Make Sure Your Prenuptial Agreement is Enforceable

By Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group |

The decision whether or not to sign a prenuptial agreement is certainly a personal one, and while there are strong valid legal reasons for doing so, ultimately the choice is yours. However, if you do decide that signing a prenuptial agreement is a good idea for you, steps should be taken to make sure… Read More »

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