Parents of Transgender Teen win TRO that blocks Texas from Investigating Them

By Julia Chun On March 2nd, 2022, a judge in Travis County, Texas blocked the state Federal and Protective Services from investigating the parents of a transgender teenager receiving gender-confirming treatments. The department sought to investigate the parents on the grounds of labeling these treatments as child abuse. The American Civil Liberties Union vehemently fought attorney general Ken Paxton’s opinion, stating that the ruling would result in “irreparable harm” to the family and all others.

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Cryptocurrency, Digital Assets, and Divorce

By Julia Chun Cryptocurrency, Digital Assets, and Divorce When separating, two parties will traditionally split assets, including investments. While investments in real estate or traditional stocks are substantively traceable, cryptocurrency is a whole new ball game. Divorce lawyers report that spouses often withhold the accurate amount of their holdings; other times they may transfer the funds to online wallets. While funds traded on apps such as Coinbase and Robinhood can be investigated and ordered by

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Fact vs. Fiction

Divorce is often portrayed in media and film as a lengthy battle full of stress and pain. In most movies and stories depicting divorce, the marital home becomes a battleground, words strategically become weapons, and a spouse suddenly becomes an enemy. If you have seen films like War of the Roses, or Kramer v. Kramer, you have witnessed the most extreme exaggeration of emotional and financial upheaval possible. While many families may go through moments

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Updated Child Support Guidelines

by Daniel Griffith On October 4, 2021, Massachusetts released the new 2021 Child Support Guidelines.  There have been several significant changes to the Guidelines which could result in higher child support orders in many cases compared to what would have been ordered under the 2018 Child Support Guidelines.  For example, cases involving multiple children will likely see increased child support orders.  Since 2013, Massachusetts had been criticized for unusually low child support orders for parents

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Traditional Divorce, or Mediation? What is best for you?

by Matthew Graner Starting the process of separating from a partner can feel overwhelmingly full of new emotions and stresses, as well as a lot of curiosities as to what your options are. One of our missions here at Ryder & Phelps is to ensure that you are aware of and understand the different options that you have, in hopes to ease some of those emotions and stresses. You might be familiar with the term

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