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24 Feb 2010, 8:18 am by admin
A Raleigh Civil Litigation Attorney Blog This new blog is being brought to you by Maginnis Law, and Attorney Ed Maginnis in Raleigh, North Carolina.  Mr. Maginnis will be writing about legal issues that affect small businesses, corporations, consumers and individuals, in regards to interesting and timely legal discussion and legal issues. We do have an RSS [...] [read post]
8 Jan 2009, 9:24 pm by Steven Ballard
The organization Fathers and Families ( has recently gone to federal court in an unsuccessful attempt to block use of the new Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines in our family courts. See The Docket » Blog Archive » Fathers’ group sues to stop new child support rules. I am writing an article on the new child support guidelines for a law journal, and am trying to keep [read post]
7 Aug 2012, 9:20 pm by Steven Ballard
From the time I heard Anne-Marie Slaughter's interview on NPR, back in late June, and found my Atlantic Magazine copy waiting for me in my office later the same day, there with the by now much-ballyhooed article, Why Women Still Can't Have It All, which she had just discussed with Terry Gross on air, I have been thinking quite a bit about the issues raised. I thank her for her provocative contribution to the dialogue among the chattering classes on issues of gender roles, feminism, motherhood, and… [read post]
31 Mar 2014, 4:53 am by By CHAD BRAY
The Financial Conduct Authority says it plans to review how investment banks control the flow of internal information on benchmark rates, potential conflicts of interests within financial institutions and internal controls on traders in relation to global benchmarks. [read post]
3 Oct 2011, 3:00 pm by Steven Ballard
The U.S. Census Bureau recently released its report "Marital Events of Americans: 2009," which is the bureau's first such report after including questions about marital events as part of its American Community Survey (ACS), beginning in 2008. The report confirms previous indications from other sources that divorce rates, and marriage rates, are higher in the South than in the Northeast, among other things.  See the bureau's report here or read the summary from Reuters.From the Reuters news… [read post]
20 Oct 2012, 3:00 am by Robert L. Mues
Study Shows Higher Risk Of Stroke For Men Of Parental Divorce It often is said that children are the most affected by divorce. Now a Toronto study has found that men with divorced parents are significantly more likely to suffer a stroke than men from intact families, according to a recent study from the University of Toronto. The study, published in the International Journal of Stroke, shows that adult men who had experienced parental divorce before they turned 18 are three times more likely to… [read post]
5 Jan 2013, 2:59 pm by sunupgroup
We’ve all heard the saying “Opposites attract”, but is it really true? Actually, several studies have confirmed that people do tend to choose partners whose personalities, traits, and belief systems resemble their own.  And like-minded couples tend to validate each other’s beliefs and views, which leads to fewer conflicts and overall, a happier marriage. But what happens if you and your spouse are financial opposites?  Can you still make your marriage work? We can… [read post]
17 Jul 2010, 3:00 am by Anne Shale
I generally begin my articles for our Family Blog Web Site with a definition of the topic or subject that I am addressing, and this month’s article will not deviate from that practice.  Finance is defined by Webster’s New World Dictionary as being “the science of managing money”.  And, Financial Planner is defined by Wikipedia as “a practicing professional who helps people deal with various personal financial issues through proper planning, which includes but is not limited to these… [read post]
9 Dec 2013, 6:00 am
At moments it can seem like the holiday season is all about the search for the perfect present. However, in the end, the most valuable gift is the gift of time spent with loved ones and the memories we can create across the generations. Including older family members and aging neighbors in holiday gatherings is rewarding to all involved. Sadly, not everyone shares our commitment to honoring our community's seniors and the problem of financial elder abuse continues even during this festive season.… [read post]
15 Jul 2013, 7:00 am
Recently, we wrote about some of the reasons elder abuse occurs. Of course, when it comes to financial elder abuse, the motives are a bit more obvious. Money motives are easy to understand and the elderly can, in some cases, make easy targets. Still, it is hard to imagine making the decision to steal from anyone, let alone a senior who may be on a fixed income. Two recent news stories demonstrate the very real nature of these threats, along with the fact that the schemes are happening in our… [read post]
31 May 2012, 10:21 am by Steven Ballard
The First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston found DOMA unconstitutional today.  But enforcement of this federal court of appeals ruling - which would extend the federal economic benefits denied by DOMA to gay couples - will have to await a decision by the US Supreme Court.   The First Circuit's decision is here.  For a good summary, see Ruthann Robson's blog.For information about Massachusetts divorce and family law, see the divorce and family law page of my law firm website. [read post]
29 Apr 2013, 10:00 am
Tragedies, ironically, bring out the best in people. After a tragedy, natural or man-made, people rush to donate money and goods to the victims. Sadly, dishonest people take advantage of this generosity by creating fake charities (Note: the Better Business Bureau provides tips on avoiding fraudulent charities). Seniors are frequent targets of charity schemes and our Panama City elder abuse law firm is working to prevent all forms of financial elder abuse and help victims recover their… [read post]
27 Sep 2011, 6:44 am by Steven Ballard
It's official!  Around 4 PM yesterday, Governor Deval Patrick signed into law the alimony reform bill.  (See my discussion of this in my last post where I link to previous blogs on alimony reform).  The new law goes into effect March 1, 2012.  Go ahead and peruse the complete text of the new law, or check out the well-written summary of the new law provided by Francine Gardikas of Burns & Levinson at their law firm's family law blog, Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor.For information about… [read post]
22 Oct 2012, 8:34 am by Steven Ballard
The Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York just became the second of the intermediate-level federal appeals courts (circuit courts) to find the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional.   The first was our First Circuit Court of Appeals here in Boston back in May of this year.   The Second Circuit decision, which found the federal statute to be an unconstitutional violation of equal protection under heightened scrutiny (the "intermediate level scrutiny" for "quasi-suspect"… [read post]
7 Jun 2009, 6:49 pm by Steven Ballard
If you think you have the child support blues, because of frustration in trying to receive or to pay child support, here's a real story for you. A minimum-wage-earning 29-year-old man in Knoxville, Tennessee, is already the father of 21 children with 11 different mothers. On second thought, I also should have mentioned frustration of the taxpayers, as they will in their own way undoubtedly be sharing the child support blues in this case as well. Here's daddy on youtube:Although this story… [read post]
28 Sep 2011, 5:55 pm by Steven Ballard
We have long had destination weddings.  Why not destination divorce?  Zagat has published a guide to the best restaurants for dumping your mate, as I have reported here two years ago.  There are already restaurants you can visit to dine and dump your spouse, so why can't there be destination resorts or hotels where you can go to make that dumping official?It's not so easy just to head to the beach, or somewhere exotic, to get an actual legal divorce, you say? Well, not only are some enterprising… [read post]
30 Mar 2008, 11:12 am by Tim Mooney
Top 6 resourcesDownload: Nonprofit Law Podcast #36 (mp3, 8:39)ShownotesIntro Tim Mooney… Welcome to the Nonprofit Law PodcastYour guide to the laws impacting nonprofits.Shownotes…. nplawcast.comEmail the showMy Top 6 ResourcesThis week is all "resource time" here on the podcast - my top 6 resources - 3 sites in two categoriesOperational information - excellent resources for how to get things done rightGuidestarCraigsList FoundationBoardSourceInfrastructure organizations - operational guidance… [read post]
22 Jan 2014, 5:30 am by Jenny Stevens
One of the first things we tell our family law clients is to gather all of their financial records. We need to review as much information as possible to be able to give the best advice as to how assets, debts and other property will be addressed by the Court. One of the items which used to create the most headaches for our clients was getting copies of old tax returns, especially for clients who are self-employed or who were married to those who were. Sometimes a review of several years’ worth… [read post]
27 Feb 2014, 5:10 am by Jenny Stevens
Tax season is in full swing! If you prefer to tackle the mountain of paperwork that is your 2013 taxes yourself instead of hiring a CPA, you will definitely want to check out The Forbes 2014 Tax Guide. This wonderful and comprehensive site offers an array of articles and advice columns for you to reference while wading through your tax forms and trying to decipher those dreaded IRS publications. Some of the topics covered are “New for 2014”, “Dealing with the… [read post]
Senior Life Care Planning has worked with many individuals and families as advocates to ensure their quality of life. We have provided seniors our knowledge, skill and support to qualify them for Medicaid benefits to pay for their nursing home obligations. Privately paying for skilled nursing care can cost over one hundred thousand dollars, per year. We have substantially reduced or completely eliminated these financial burdens while protecting the spouses existing standard of living and the… [read post]