Instead of imposing bail or bond, the judge can release you with certain conditions. Generally these conditions include that you are to have law-abiding behavior and attend all future hearings. In the cases involving suspected use of alcohol or drugs, the judge will likely require that you not consume alcohol or non-prescribed drugs.CONTINUE READING
How will the mediator approach my case? During the session, the mediator will meet with each side individually. A common approach will follow this pattern.CONTINUE READING
Settlement negotiations, offers of settlement and related information exchanged during a settlement conference or mediation are “confidential” and cannot be introduced in court at a later time (with a few rare or limited exceptions).CONTINUE READING
When you go to the doctor and have your annual physical, a record of that encounter is created. In the old days your doctor would hand-write a note or dictate comments to be transcribed into your chart. Today she will likely type an entry into your electronic medical record. But who owns your healthcare information?CONTINUE READING
In the most recent edition of NW Lawyer, family law and probate attorneys discuss the ramifications (and results) of the death of a spouse in the midst of a dissolution proceeding. There are many misunderstandings about what happens to property (both community and separate property) when parties are estranged yet still legally married.CONTINUE READING
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