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Prejudice in the Family Court System, by J.P. McNeil

An often discussed issue among prospective and past litigants is that their case is, was or will be prejudiced because they are [insert descriptor: white, black, latino, male, female, heterosexual, homosexual, father, mother, grandparent, Christian, non-Christian]. Some allegations are well-documented instances involving unjust and ethical behavior within society and duplicated in the judicial system. Other claims come out after the litigant has not received the decision they believe is fair or heard stories about similarly-situated litigants. When I discuss bias in the judicial system with people, they often give me an example of “a friend who…[insert story that could have happened to someone at some time in the past]” or they tell me their own story about bias. The stories are often representations of true events…. To learn more, click here.

The Quicksand of Divorce, By J.P. McNeil

(Seven key things you should know about the divorce process)

What started out as a simple one-page article on how to help parents in the transition before, during and after divorce has slowly but surely morphed into a very complex series of articles. Included in this article are seven keys things you should know about the divorce process, starting with a story about a struggle with Quicksand to illustrate the points.

Private Investigators in Family Law Cases, By J.P. McNeil

In domestic cases, information is a very valuable commodity. Ensuring that your attorney has as much information as necessary is essential to him/her effectively representing you. That information is sometimes difficult to notice simply from reviews of bank statements, phone bills or from other discovery methods. If your spouse is attempting to hide essential facts from the court, it is very unlikely that a Perry Mason moment will occur and they will blurt out the truth during their testimony. To learn more, click here.

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The information contained on this site is provided as a public service for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a comprehensive statement of the law. The reader is advised to check for changes to current law and to consult with a qualified attorney on any legal issue before taking action of any kind. The information presented on this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice or to create or imply the formation of a lawyer-client relationship between the reader and this firm.

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