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Avik Kumar Ganguly Lawyer

Avik Kumar Ganguly

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Criminal, Divorce & Family Law, RICO Act, DUI-DWI, Felony

Ganguly Brothers, PLLC is a boutique law firm dedicated to providing our clients with the most effective representation for their criminal case. We h... (more)

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Gregory A. Franklin Lawyer

Gregory A. Franklin

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Divorce & Family Law, Criminal, Real Estate, Personal Injury, Estate

An adoptive parent himself, Gregory Franklin has experienced first-hand the challenges and joys of adopting a child. Adoptions involve a highly emotio... (more)

Ted A. Barraco Lawyer

Ted A. Barraco

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Divorce & Family Law, Criminal, Accident & Injury, Real Estate, Business
Personal Service Since 1983

Ted Barraco is a sole practitioner attorney in the areas of family law, criminal law, real estate, personal injury, contract disputes and other contes... (more)

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Robert E. Brennan

Wills & Probate, Estate Planning, Family Law, Personal Injury
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Jennifer J. Kehoe

Family Law, Civil Rights, Professional Malpractice, Constitutional Law
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Kimberly J. Campbell

Wills & Probate, Family Law, Business Organization, Banking & Finance
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Michelle Anne Hutchinson

Estate Planning, Employment, Family Law, Corporate
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Michael Cobbs

Family Law, Corporate, Estate Planning, Employment
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Ronit Zusman

Family Law, Estate Planning, Employment, Real Estate
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Patrick J. Burke

Estate Planning, Family Law, Litigation, Car Accident
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LEGAL TERMS

DEFAULT DIVORCE

See uncontested divorce.

CONSUMMATION

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

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.

COMPARABLE RECTITUDE

A doctrine that grants the spouse least at fault a divorce when both spouses have shown grounds for divorce. It is a response to an old common-law rule that pre... (more...)
A doctrine that grants the spouse least at fault a divorce when both spouses have shown grounds for divorce. It is a response to an old common-law rule that prevented a divorce when both spouses were at fault.

MARITAL TERMINATION AGREEMENT

See divorce agreement.

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.

STIRPES

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

INTERLOCUTORY DECREE

A court judgment that is not final until the judge decides other matters in the case or until enough time has passed to see if the interim decision is working. ... (more...)
A court judgment that is not final until the judge decides other matters in the case or until enough time has passed to see if the interim decision is working. In the past, interlocutory decrees were most often used in divorces. The terms of the divorce were set out in an interlocutory decree, which would become final only after a waiting period. The purpose of the waiting period was to allow the couple time to reconcile. They rarely did, however, so most states no longer use interlocutory decrees of divorce.

COLLUSION

Secret cooperation between two people in order to fool another. Collusion was often practiced by couples before no-fault divorce in order to make up a grounds f... (more...)
Secret cooperation between two people in order to fool another. Collusion was often practiced by couples before no-fault divorce in order to make up a grounds for divorce (such as adultery). By fabricating a permitted reason for divorce, colluding couples hoped to trick a judge into granting their freedom from the marriage. But a spouse accused of wrongdoing who later changed his or her mind about the divorce could expose the collusion to prevent the divorce from going through.