Terminated..But Seeking Relief: How to Calculate Front Pay

Posted May 31st, 2016 by .

Categories: Employment Law, The Calculating Lawyer.

Front pay is compensation for future wage loss that results from present employment-related circumstances.  In most scenarios, it serves as a form of future wage-based restitution for victims of job discrimination.  However, front pay is only available where reinstatement is not possible or appropriate. Thus, if a job has been filled or no longer exists, […]

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Don’t be ambushed! Prevent surprise attacks with documents or witnesses you’ve never seen before

Posted May 31st, 2016 by .

Categories: Custody Tips, Family Law.

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In the world of television, just as the trial is drawing to an end, the back door of the courtroom opens and in walks the surprise witness — the person who will save the day by giving testimony that nobody expected. That, of course, is TV Land. In the real world, such surprises are generally […]

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Don’t forget to ask for a “stay” if things don’t turn out right

Posted May 30th, 2016 by .

Categories: Custody Tips, Family Law.

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Let’s say that you have a bad day in court. The judge simply doesn’t see things your way. At the end of the proceeding, the judge has taken away some of your time with the children and — in your opinion — made a decision that is contrary to the children’s best interests. One thing […]

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Order transcripts from other proceedings to impeach the reputation of your opponent

Posted May 27th, 2016 by .

Categories: Custody Tips, Family Law.

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Fast forward to your custody trial. Your ex-husband (or ex-wife) is sitting on the witness stand. He testifies that he can provide the calmest, safest, most wholesome and most nurturing environment for the children. Now it’s time for cross-examination. You approach the witness and you have in your hands the transcript of his domestic violence […]

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Get to know your judge….before your hearing begins!

Posted May 26th, 2016 by .

Categories: Custody Tips, Family Law.

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By Gregory Keresztury, Esq. Guest Blogger One of the easiest ways to score early points with a judge, and to show the judge that you’re serious about your position, is to learn his or her preferred procedures prior to a hearing. In addition to learning a judge’s courtroom procedure, it is important to learn about […]

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Use “comp time” to make up for missed visitation and parenting time

Posted May 25th, 2016 by .

Categories: Custody Tips, Family Law.

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You’ve heard of “comp time” at work, but there’s also comp time in your child custody case. Comp time refers to compensatory time, or make-up time, with the children. You are entitled to comp time with the children if you’ve been denied time by the other parent. For example, let’s say that you’re the non-custodial […]

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Four ways to avoid a charge of custodial interference

Posted May 24th, 2016 by .

Categories: Custody Tips, Family Law.

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When a parent’s violation of a custody order is deliberate and willful, it may, in appropriate circumstances, warrant criminal charges under the crime of “custodial interference.” But there are a number of defenses to this crime, as discussed below. [See yesterday’s blog to learn more about the crime of “custodial interference”] First, a parent charged […]

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Some custody violations are a criminal offense

Posted May 23rd, 2016 by .

Categories: Criminal Defense, Custody Tips, Family Law.

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Parents often file petitions and motions in court charging each other with disobeying the court’s custody and visitation orders. Usually, these petitions take the form of a civil contempt petition. In such contempt petitions, one parent is charging the other one with violating the custody plan, and is seeking a court order imposing sanctions on […]

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Two things to include in any court order involving foreign parents

Posted May 20th, 2016 by .

Categories: Custody Tips, Family Law.

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A surprising number of child custody cases these days involve at least one parent who comes from another country. The foreign-born parent often wishes to return to her country when the parties split up. Or she may want to make regular visits to her country with the children to visit the children’s grandparents, aunts and […]

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Help! My child’s father is a psycho-case! I don’t trust him, and everything he says or does is “extreme.”

Posted May 19th, 2016 by .

Categories: Custody Tips, Family Law.

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The recent publicity about Amy Chau’s book on Tiger Parenting has renewed the discussion about how to handle obsessive parents, including those with psychopathic and compulsive personality traits. This includes the father who requires his son to join every sport at school, who insists that parenting time schedules must be strategically built around games and […]

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