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Michael Ernest Chionopoulos Lawyer

Michael Ernest Chionopoulos

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Divorce & Family Law, Litigation, Foreclosure

Following admission to the Oklahoma Bar in 1992, Absolute Law founder Michael E. Chionopoulos practiced general civil law for five years, and was then... (more)

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Scott N Faden

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Divorce & Family Law, Estate, Real Estate, Business, Lawsuit & Dispute

Scott was born and raised in New York. He received his undergraduate degree from Binghamton University in upstate New York. He them attended and recei... (more)

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Michael M. Raheb

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Criminal, Domestic Violence & Neglect, Family Law, Accident & Injury, Personal Injury

Michael Raheb has successfully handled hundreds of cases in the state and federal courts of Southern Florida, in both the criminal and civil arenas. H... (more)

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Ryan Patrick Dugan

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Alan Jay Rubinstein Lawyer

Alan Jay Rubinstein

Divorce & Family Law

Alan Rubinstein & the firm of Rubinstein, Holz & King, P.A. have consistently achieved the honor of TOP LAWYERS as well as Best Lawyers in America and... (more)

Diane Muenze Gonzalez Lawyer

Diane Muenze Gonzalez

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With over 25 years of experience, attorney Diane Gonzalez has provided numerous clients effective and reliable legal counsel on a wide range of legal ... (more)

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Tarnow Harris Tarnow Lawyer

Tarnow Harris Tarnow

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Divorce & Family Law, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Custody, Prenuptial Agreements
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A graduate of the Syracuse University College of Law, with more than 40 years of experience, Herman Tarnow limits his practice to family and matrimoni... (more)

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Richard Allen Ruhl Lawyer

Richard Allen Ruhl

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Accident & Injury, Criminal, Divorce & Family Law

Richard Ruhl (Rick) grew up in Charlotte County and was admitted to practice in Florida in 2002, and has been in private practice in southwest Florida... (more)

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LEGAL TERMS

CONNIVANCE

A situation set up so that another person commits a wrongdoing. For example, a husband who invites his wife's lover along on vacation may have connived her adul... (more...)
A situation set up so that another person commits a wrongdoing. For example, a husband who invites his wife's lover along on vacation may have connived her adultery, and if he tried to divorce her for her behavior, she could assert his connivance as a defense.

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.

ATTRACTIVE NUISANCE

Something on a piece of property that attracts children but also endangers their safety. For example, unfenced swimming pools, open pits, farm equipment and aba... (more...)
Something on a piece of property that attracts children but also endangers their safety. For example, unfenced swimming pools, open pits, farm equipment and abandoned refrigerators have all qualified as attractive nuisances.

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 .

MARITAL TERMINATION AGREEMENT

See divorce agreement.

COMMON LAW MARRIAGE

In some states, a type of marriage in which couples can become legally married by living together for a long period of time, representing themselves as a marrie... (more...)
In some states, a type of marriage in which couples can become legally married by living together for a long period of time, representing themselves as a married couple and intending to be married. Contrary to popular belief, the couple must intend to be married and act as though they are for a common law marriage to take effect -- merely living together for a long time won't do it.

VISITATION RIGHTS

The right to see a child regularly, typically awarded by the court to the parent who does not have physical custody of the child. The court will deny visitation... (more...)
The right to see a child regularly, typically awarded by the court to the parent who does not have physical custody of the child. The court will deny visitation rights only if it decides that visitation would hurt the child so much that the parent should be kept away.

ATTORNEY FEES

The payment made to a lawyer for legal services. These fees may take several forms: hourly per job or service -- for example, $350 to draft a will contingency (... (more...)
The payment made to a lawyer for legal services. These fees may take several forms: hourly per job or service -- for example, $350 to draft a will contingency (the lawyer collects a percentage of any money she wins for her client and nothing if there is no recovery), or retainer (usually a down payment as part of an hourly or per job fee agreement). Attorney fees must usually be paid by the client who hires a lawyer, though occasionally a law or contract will require the losing party of a lawsuit to pay the winner's court costs and attorney fees. For example, a contract might contain a provision that says the loser of any lawsuit between the parties to the contract will pay the winner's attorney fees. Many laws designed to protect consumers also provide for attorney fees -- for example, most state laws that require landlords to provide habitable housing also specify that a tenant who sues and wins using that law may collect attorney fees. And in family law cases -- divorce, custody and child support -- judges often have the power to order the more affluent spouse to pay the other spouse's attorney fees, even where there is no clear victor.

OPEN ADOPTION

An adoption in which there is some degree of contact between the birthparents and the adoptive parents and sometimes with the child as well. As opposed to most ... (more...)
An adoption in which there is some degree of contact between the birthparents and the adoptive parents and sometimes with the child as well. As opposed to most adoptions in which birth and adoption records are sealed by court order, open adoptions allow the parties to decide how much contact the adoptive family and the birthparents will have.