Thank You Hip Hop Law!

The fine people at Hip Hop Law have put up my Kanye West Child Support blog post. You can find their blog post here. It’s a great site and is definitely worth reading. Representations of the legal system in popular culture help educate, inform, or miseducate us all. How many people…

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It’s The Science Of Love

Scientific American just posted this article on how to have a longer marriage. Researcher John Gottman found that there are four characteristics of an unhappy marriage and that the presence of those four characteristics predicted divorce with 93% accuracy. “These four toxic behaviors are called contempt, criticism, stonewalling, and defensiveness.” Yikes! It…

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How Much Will I Pay In Maintenance?

I have been talking about maintenance a lot lately. Maybe there’s something in the air. I don’t know. It’s an interesting topic and one that deserves a thorough discussion. I’m going to try to answer the million dollar question “how much will I pay in maintenance?” The short and precise…

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Beep Beep, Who’s Got The Keys To The Jeep?

From this morning’s Chicago Tribune: “Jennifer Fitzgerald has been fighting more than $100,000 in parking tickets on her junk car after she says it had been abandoned by her former boyfriend for three years in an employee parking lot at O’Hare International Airport… Fitzgerald said her ex-boyfriend, Brandon Preveau, bought…

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“I’m Not A Litigator, I Just File A Lot”

This is sort of a niche post, so if you’re not involved in, or interested in, family law litigation, you can stop reading. If you are, I have some important advice for you. More often than not, don’t sweat the pleadings in family law. Be aware of them, correct factual…

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