Divorcing parents often ask whether a judge listen to a child’s preference in a custody dispute. The answer is maybe – it depends on many factors, including the age of the child.A Child’s Preference is One of the Statutory Factors Used to Determine CustodyIn … [Read more...] about Will the Judge Listen to My Child’s Preferences When Deciding Custody?
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As a soon-to-be college freshman many years ago, I was preoccupied with selecting roommates, finding bacteria-resistant shower shoes, and dreaming about the incredible freedom my 18-year-old adult self would have. Of course, it never occurred to me that it would have been prudent … [Read more...] about Three Critical Legal Documents Every Parent of a College Student Should Get in Place As Soon As Possible
Beginning on January 1, 2018, New York employers will have to provide paid family leave to their employees. With less than 3 months to go, the law is already in effect in many ways and employers are strongly urged to take steps now to ensure that they are ready to roll come … [Read more...] about New York Paid Family Leave Law – A Comprehensive Breakdown for Employers
On October 12, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed the New Parent Leave Act into law, extending unpaid leave to bond with a new child within one year of the child’s birth, adoption, or foster care placement to employees of businesses with as few as 20 employees. … [Read more...] about New California Law Mandates Small Businesses Provide Parental Leave
The federal estate (and gift) tax exemption amount (exemption amount) is the total amount that an individual may transfer during life, or at death, without incurring gift, estate, or generation-skipping transfer tax on the value of the transferred assets. This amount is … [Read more...] about Federal Estate Tax Exemption Increases to $11.2 Million in 2018 (For a Married Couple)