I'll trust Judge Judy, especially after she returned super expensive dishes to avoid being dragged into a nasty divorce her colleague was having.
10 feet of paper on a single case. This is despite our best efforts to be as green as we can.
What's a short-term marriage? Florida legislature thinks it is a marriage of less than 11 years. They also think that it automatically presumes that an award for maintenance is not appropriate. Ouch.
This is for families contemplating divorce. Why Collaborative Divorce? Because it is easier on the children. Avoid negative remarks toward the other parent, avoid confrontations in front of the children. "Because kids identify with their parents, they interpret negative characterizations as also aimed at them."
Reviewing depositions for upcoming one-week jury trial.
Q. So, for instance, you say that during the walk-through that you attended there were holes in the ceilings. How did you come to believe there were holes in the ceiling?
A. I physically saw them. There were holes in the ceiling.
Lower tax rates have become permanent. Higher tax rates apply to taxpayers with adjusted gross income of $400,000 for individual filers, $425,000 for heads of households, $450,000 for married taxpayers filing jointly, and $225,000 for married filing separately status). The top tax rate is 39.6 percent. http://ow.ly/hIhhZ
Sending or receiving a text takes a driver’s eyes from the road for an average of 4.6 seconds, the equivalent-at 55 mph-of driving the length of an entire football field, blind. (U.S. Department of Transportation).
US is the only industrial country that does not use a metric system. Metric Conversion Act of 1975 requires federal government and federal projects to use metric system. Other businesses are encouraged to use it. But no one seems to care to convert despite the inherent cost benefit.
Look at the sign to the right of Budget.
One of those "odd" law schools- Charleston Law School (SC).
Wine fraud of fine and rare wines is not a thing that happens only in China. If found guilty of fraud, criminal charges may ensue.
What is the highest hourly rate for a lawyer in this country?
- We just learned of $790/hr.
Anyone knows of a higher one?
Two cancers later, 80+ years old, and 20 push-ups at the end of an hour long workout. No knees-on-the-ground "girlie" push-ups either.
Being a lawyer is less stressful than being an expert witness? Interesting.
Most civilians do not understand the constitutional concepts as they are applied equally to heinous murderers and the innocent. But here it is well-explained:
“If you allow the protections under the law to erode or not to be applied to a certain individual because of the heinous nature of the crime, then those laws are going not be in the place down the road potentially when there’s someone who really needs them, someone who is possibly innocent.”- said Ohio lawyer Ian Friedman.
Can a lay person over the age of 18, not a party to the action, perform service of process in Illinois?
Only by permission of the Court. 735 ILCS 5/2-202
In Illinois, you do not NEED to specify a reason to get a divorce. It can be as simple as "irreconcilable difference." The more reasons you list, the longer your divorce will take to go through all the court channels.
But this one is interesting, the baby was "ugly" because the wife had plastic surgery and did not tell the husband. The baby turned out to look like the wife.
In divorce court, if you think your spouse is overestimating the worth of your marital property, do what this guy did.
He has the dishes, he'll give it to the Wife once she pays him 50% for it based on the value she claimed it was worth (the exaggerated by her value).
Exactly what I just argued on behalf of our client.
People are familiar with home-office deductions for their income tax purposes. People are also familiar that when they sell their home, those proceeds are not taxable.
However, if you have been deducting portions of your home as home-office, then you will be taxed on that portion of the home when you sell it.
New rule for Cook County Courthouses- cell phones and electronic devises are banned from being brought into a courthouse (attorneys excluded).
Problem? - They don't know how to implement it. What to do with all those people taking public transportation? Where are they going to leave their cell phones?
That's why enforcement of the rule has been postponed for three months from January, 2013 to April, 2013. We'll see what they do.
KYZ Law, P.C. Re locker idea- Then indigent people will claim that they couldn't come to the courthouse because they could not afford the locker! But never mind affording a cell phone.
March 14, 2013 at 1:15 PM
"Caveat: "... to the extent..." on their own status.
Favorable tax incentives for businesses were extended under the new law. For tax years beginning in 2012 and 2013, you can now expense up to $500,000 of qualified property placed into service in those years. Under prior law, the amount you could expense for 2012 and 2013 was $139,000 and $25,000, respectively. http://ow.ly/hIk6w