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Employment, family lawyers see practices shift due to pandemic

Among the myriad ways the COVID-19 pandemic is re-shaping lawyers’ lives is the impact of the crisis on their practices. Lawyers in two areas, family and employment law, shared how their practices have shifted in the wake of the virus. ...

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Domestic Relations: Continuance-Briefing Deficiencies-Pro Se Parties

Where a pro se brief filed by a mother in a child-custody dispute included numerous briefing deficiencies, only her point challenging the denial of a continuance is reviewed, and the mother failed to comply with Rule 65.03 in making the ...

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Domestic Relations: Child Support-Emancipation-Income Disparity

Where a mother challenged a trial court’s decision awarding child custody and visitation and eliminating child support for one child, the record lacked sufficient evidence regarding the oldest child’s education to support the finding of emancipation, so the judgment is ...

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Domestic Relations: Contempt of Court-Family Counseling-Visitation

Where a mother challenged a judgment finding her in contempt of court and abating child support that she had been awarded, arguing that an order for the family to participate in counseling was too indefinite to support a contempt finding, ...

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Domestic Relations: Child Support-Marital Property-Distribution

Where a mother involved in a dissolution challenged the orders for child support and the distribution of marital property, the trial court erred in reducing the child-support obligation because the child-support start date predated the filing of her petition and ...

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Family Law: Separation Agreement-Defaulted Obligation-Motion to Enforce

Where a husband involved in a dissolution defaulted on his obligation under a separation agreement to sell and equally divide the proceeds of the parties’ properties, the trial court erred by awarding damages to the wife instead of ordering the ...

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Family Law: Child Custody-Modification-Sufficiency Of Evidence

  Where a mother challenged a trial court’s modification of child custody and child support, the judgment is reversed because no evidence was presented at the hearing on the father’s motion regarding custody to show a change in the circumstances ...

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Family Law: Child Abduction-Interference With Custody-Jury Instructions

  Where a father brought sued the mother of his children and her parents for intentional interference with custody and false imprisonment after the mother abducted the children for three years with her parents’ help, and the jury returned a ...

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