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Mariah Danielle Stover

DUI-DWI, Divorce, Personal Injury, Immigration
Status:  In Good Standing           

Alice Pare

Insurance, Foreclosure, Bankruptcy, Divorce
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Danielle Moore

Real Estate, Criminal, Family Law
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  9 Years

Alexis J. Redmond

Family Law, Divorce & Family Law, Administrative Law, Business
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  7 Years
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Joseph Pelzman

Education, Family Law, Divorce & Family Law, Corporate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  22 Years

Denise Nicole James

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

Jamie Wellman Stevens

Family Law, Trusts
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  8 Years

Afshin Kamkari

Lawsuit & Dispute, Wrongful Termination, Divorce & Family Law, Business, Personal Injury
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  23 Years

D. Bruce Poole

Commercial Real Estate, Dispute Resolution, Estate Planning, Family Law
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Vincent Thomas Lyon

Family Law, Business, Intellectual Property
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LEGAL TERMS

SHARED CUSTODY

See joint custody.

STIRPES

A term used in wills that refers to descendants of a common ancestor or branch of a family.

NEXT OF KIN

The closest relatives, as defined by state law, of a deceased person. Most states recognize the spouse and the nearest blood relatives as next of kin.

MARRIAGE LICENSE

A document that authorizes a couple to get married, usually available from the county clerk's office in the state where the marriage will take place. Couples pa... (more...)
A document that authorizes a couple to get married, usually available from the county clerk's office in the state where the marriage will take place. Couples pay a small fee for a marriage license, and must often wait a few days before it is issued. In addition, a few states require a short waiting period--usually not more than a day--between the time the license is issued and the time the marriage may take place. And some states still require blood tests for couples before they will issue a marriage license, though most no longer do.

FMLA

See Family and Medical Leave Act.

SURVIVORS BENEFITS

An amount of money available to the surviving spouse and minor or disabled children of a deceased worker who qualified for Social Security retirement or disabil... (more...)
An amount of money available to the surviving spouse and minor or disabled children of a deceased worker who qualified for Social Security retirement or disability benefits.

PREMARITAL AGREEMENT

An agreement made by a couple before marriage that controls certain aspects of their relationship, usually the management and ownership of property, and sometim... (more...)
An agreement made by a couple before marriage that controls certain aspects of their relationship, usually the management and ownership of property, and sometimes whether alimony will be paid if the couple later divorces. Courts usually honor premarital agreements unless one person shows that the agreement was likely to promote divorce, was written with the intention of divorcing or was entered into unfairly. A premarital agreement may also be known as a 'prenuptial agreement.'

AMICUS CURIAE

Latin for 'friend of the court.' This term describes a person or organization that is not a party to a lawsuit as plaintiff or defendant but that has a strong i... (more...)
Latin for 'friend of the court.' This term describes a person or organization that is not a party to a lawsuit as plaintiff or defendant but that has a strong interest in the case and wants to get its two cents in. For example, the ACLU often submits materials to support a person who claims a violation of civil rights even though that person is represented by a lawyer.

CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATION

Information exchanged between two people who (1) have a relationship in which private communications are protected by law, and (2) intend that the information b... (more...)
Information exchanged between two people who (1) have a relationship in which private communications are protected by law, and (2) intend that the information be kept in confidence. The law recognizes certain parties whose communications will be considered confidential and protected, including spouses, doctor and patient, attorney and client, and priest and confessor. Communications between these individuals cannot be disclosed in court unless the protected party waives that protection. The intention that the communication be confidential is critical. For example, if an attorney and his client are discussing a matter in the presence of an unnecessary third party -- for example, in an elevator with other people present -- the discussion will not be considered confidential and may be admitted at trial. Also known as privileged communication.