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W Marsh Robertson

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Children's Rights
Status:  In Good Standing           

Jonathan P. Whitehead

Real Estate, Litigation, Family Law, Divorce & Family Law
Status:  In Good Standing           

Emily Sharpe Hanis

Dispute Resolution, Pharmaceutical Product, Divorce, Divorce & Family Law
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  6 Years

Kelly Pope-Black

Other, Lawsuit & Dispute, Divorce & Family Law, Business
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Walter L. Pepperman

Government Agencies, Divorce & Family Law, Misdemeanor
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  54 Years

Patricia Logan Harrison

Divorce, Civil Rights
Status:  In Good Standing           

Steven Michael Hisker

Domestic Violence & Neglect, DUI-DWI, Criminal
Status:  In Good Standing           

Jody Marie Cusson-Worley

Guardianships & Conservatorships, Child Custody, Divorce & Family Law
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  36 Years

Cheryl Mcmillan Overturf

Landlord-Tenant, Social Security, Child Support, Child Custody
Status:  In Good Standing           

Robert M. White

Divorce & Family Law
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  48 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

PHYSICAL CUSTODY

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

ALIMONY

The money paid by one ex-spouse to the other for support under the terms of a court order or settlement agreement following a divorce. Except in marriages of lo... (more...)
The money paid by one ex-spouse to the other for support under the terms of a court order or settlement agreement following a divorce. Except in marriages of long duration (ten years or more) or in the case of an ailing spouse, alimony usually lasts for a set period, with the expectation that the recipient spouse will become self-supporting. Alimony is also called 'spousal support' or 'maintenance.'

CONSUMMATION

The actualization of a marriage. Sexual intercourse is required to 'consummate' a marriage. Failure to do so is grounds for divorce or annulment.

CRUELTY

Any act of inflicting unnecessary emotional or physical pain. Cruelty or mental cruelty is the most frequently used fault ground for divorce because as a practi... (more...)
Any act of inflicting unnecessary emotional or physical pain. Cruelty or mental cruelty is the most frequently used fault ground for divorce because as a practical matter, courts will accept minor wrongs or disagreements as sufficient evidence of cruelty to justify the divorce.

MARITAL SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT

See divorce agreement.

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 .

FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT (FMLA)

A federal law that requires employers to provide an employee with 12 weeks of unpaid leave during a year's time for the birth or adoption of a child, family hea... (more...)
A federal law that requires employers to provide an employee with 12 weeks of unpaid leave during a year's time for the birth or adoption of a child, family health needs or personal illness. The employer must allow the employee to return to the same position or a position similar to that held before taking the leave. There are exceptions to the FMLA: the most notable is that only employers with 50 or more employees are covered--about half the workforce.

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.

PALIMONY

A non-legal term coined by journalists to describe the division of property or alimony-like support given by one member of an unmarried couple to the other afte... (more...)
A non-legal term coined by journalists to describe the division of property or alimony-like support given by one member of an unmarried couple to the other after they break up.