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John Sica

Federal Appellate Practice, Employee Rights, Adoption, Criminal
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  31 Years

C. Paul Smith

Civil Rights, Family Law, Trusts
Status:  In Good Standing           

Thomas Page Sinton

Juvenile Law, Family Law, Criminal, Car Accident
Status:  In Good Standing           

Keith Schiszik

General Practice
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  41 Years
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Sohrab Kamrad

Family Law, Divorce & Family Law, Child Custody, Divorce
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  27 Years

Gwendolen Catherine Lesh McLeod

Child Custody, Divorce & Family Law, Mediation, Family Law
Status:  In Good Standing           

Eric William Schaffer

Divorce & Family Law, Criminal
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  29 Years

Stanley N Tashoff

Lawsuit & Dispute, Divorce & Family Law, Commercial Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy & Debt
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  54 Years

Ashley Shanna VanCleef

Education, Family Law, Federal Appellate Practice, Juvenile Law
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  10 Years

Melissa Hope Bender

Divorce & Family Law, Family Law
Status:  In Good Standing           

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LEGAL TERMS

SICK LEAVE

Time off work for illness. Most employers provide for some paid sick leave, although no law requires them to do so. Under the Family and Medical Leave Act, howe... (more...)
Time off work for illness. Most employers provide for some paid sick leave, although no law requires them to do so. Under the Family and Medical Leave Act, however, a worker is guaranteed up to 12 weeks per year of unpaid leave for severe or lasting illnesses.

MARITAL TERMINATION AGREEMENT

See divorce agreement.

MARTIAL MISCONDUCT

See fault divorce.

MARITAL PROPERTY

Most of the property accumulated by spouses during a marriage, called community property in some states. States differ as to exactly what is included in marital... (more...)
Most of the property accumulated by spouses during a marriage, called community property in some states. States differ as to exactly what is included in marital property; some states include all property and earnings dring the marriage, while others exclude gifts and inheritances.

SPLIT CUSTODY

A custody arrangement in the case of multiple children, awarding sole custody of one child to one parent and sole custody of another child to the other parent. ... (more...)
A custody arrangement in the case of multiple children, awarding sole custody of one child to one parent and sole custody of another child to the other parent. This arrangement is generally disfavored by judges because they are reluctant to split up siblings.

GUARDIANSHIP

A legal relationship created by a court between a guardian and his ward--either a minor child or an incapacitated adult. The guardian has a legal right and duty... (more...)
A legal relationship created by a court between a guardian and his ward--either a minor child or an incapacitated adult. The guardian has a legal right and duty to care for the ward. This may involve making personal decisions on his or her behalf, managing property or both. Guardianships of incapacitated adults are more typically called conservatorships .

ACKNOWLEDGED FATHER

The biological father of a child born to an unmarried couple who has been established as the father either by his admission or by an agreement between him and t... (more...)
The biological father of a child born to an unmarried couple who has been established as the father either by his admission or by an agreement between him and the child's mother. An acknowledged father must pay child support.

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE

An order from a judge that directs a party to come to court and convince the judge why she shouldn't grant an action proposed by the other side or by the judge ... (more...)
An order from a judge that directs a party to come to court and convince the judge why she shouldn't grant an action proposed by the other side or by the judge on her own (sua sponte). For example, in a divorce, at the request of one parent a judge might issue an order directing the other parent to appear in court on a particular date and time to show cause why the first parent should not be given sole physical custody of the children. Although it would seem that the person receiving an order to show cause is at a procedural disadvantage--she, after all, is the one who is told to come up with a convincing reason why the judge shouldn't order something--both sides normally have an equal chance to convince the judge to rule in their favor.

PHYSICAL CUSTODY

The right and obligation of a parent to have his child live with him. Compare legal custody.