Lessons Learned from the Heard/Depp Case

By Julia Chun The Heard/Depp case flooded the news, our phones, and our conversations this past month. What traditionally transpires behind court doors amongst family, lawyers, the parties involved, and the judge was broadcast to millions across the world. Although the case involved one of the most recognizable actors and was a defamation case rather than a divorce proceeding, there are many takeaways.  Lawyers and legal counsel represent parties and advocates for parties by applying

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Separated Under the Same Roof

by Julia Chun Sometimes, a speedy trial in divorce does not allow for a speedy change in your living arrangement. Whether you decide that living together is the best option for your children or there are financial restraints, there are formal procedures for cohabitation. To adjust to the formal separation, boundaries should be established in terms of household responsibilities, rules regarding conduct, and communication. Legally, divorced couples are allowed to remain under the same roof

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Financial Infidelity and Its Ramifications

by Julia Chun It is debated whether physical cheating or emotional cheating has worse implications on a relationship. But rarely is financial cheating discussed in popular media. Financial infidelity is when an individual hides information regarding their financial decisions and issues from their partner. According to a recent study conducted by the US News and World Report one third of couples experience financial infidelity in the US and a 2018 study conducted at the University

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Texas State-Wide Injunction Protecting Parents

by Julia Chun A new development on the investigation of a transgender teenager’s parents provides protections for all parents of transgender children throughout the state. Judge Amy Clark Meachum issued a temporary restraining order to protect the Jane Doe and John Doe parents from potential job risk and further investigations. While the previous ruling on March 2nd protected the parents from being investigated, Judge Meachum also issued a statewide temporary injunction Judge Meachum’s order states

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Tribal Child Custody Rights

by Julia Chun The supreme court will consider the constitutionality of an Act which gives tribes priority in determining the outcome of adoption proceedings. This act also known as the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 ensures safeguards for tribes making it challenging to remove Native American children from their parents. This Act was enacted to protect the children from institutional violence and removal. Family law decisions regarding child custody are primarily based on the

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