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Elwood T. Eveland

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

Elwood T. Eveland Jr. is a practicing lawyer in the state of Delaware specializing in Accident & Injury Law. Mr. Evelend received his J.D. from Widene... (more)

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Christofer C. Johnson Lawyer

Christofer C. Johnson

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Divorce & Family Law, Real Estate, Criminal, Estate, Business

Chris Johnson is a native of Philadelphia and graduated from the William Penn Charter School. He received an academic scholarship to the University of... (more)

Alfred J. Lindh Lawyer

Alfred J. Lindh

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Divorce & Family Law, Custody & Visitation, Domestic Violence & Neglect, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support

Alfred Lindh is a practicing lawyer in the state of Delaware specializing in Divorce & Family Law. Mr. Lindh received his J.D. from Georgetown Univers... (more)

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Melanie George Smith

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Divorce & Family Law, Mediation, Business, Social Security -- Disability, Estate
The Lawyer Mom. Fierce advocacy and legal expertise you can rely on.

A magna cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Georgetown University Law School, Melanie began her legal career serving as a law cle... (more)

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Stephen P. Casarino

Real Estate, Litigation, Estate Planning, Family Law
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  55 Years

Sarah C. Brannan

Bankruptcy, Estate Planning, Family Law, Litigation
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Suzanne I. Seubert

Estate, Divorce & Family Law, Civil & Human Rights
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  30 Years

Michael W. Arrington

Lawsuit & Dispute, Family Law, Divorce & Family Law
Status:  In Good Standing           

Laurence I. Levinson

Elder Law, Estate Planning, Family Law, Health Care
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  42 Years

James A. Natalie

Real Estate, Litigation, Estate Planning, Family Law
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  44 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

GUARDIAN OF THE ESTATE

Someone appointed by a court to care for the property of a minor child that is not supervised by an adult under some other legal method, such as a trust. A guar... (more...)
Someone appointed by a court to care for the property of a minor child that is not supervised by an adult under some other legal method, such as a trust. A guardian of the estate may also be called a 'property guardian' or 'financial guardian.' See also guardian.

DIVORCE

The legal termination of marriage. All states require a spouse to identify a legal reason for requesting a divorce when that spouse files the divorce papers wit... (more...)
The legal termination of marriage. All states require a spouse to identify a legal reason for requesting a divorce when that spouse files the divorce papers with the court. These reasons are referred to as grounds for a divorce.

CASE

A term that most often refers to a lawsuit -- for example, 'I filed my small claims case.' 'Case' also refers to a written decision by a judge -- or for an appe... (more...)
A term that most often refers to a lawsuit -- for example, 'I filed my small claims case.' 'Case' also refers to a written decision by a judge -- or for an appellate case, a panel of judges. For example, the U.S. Supreme Court's decision legalizing abortion is commonly referred to as the Roe v. Wade case. Finally, the term also describes the evidence a party submits in support of her position -- for example, 'I have made my case' or ''My case-in-chief' has been completed.'

EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION

A legal principle, followed by most states, under which assets and earnings acquired during marriage are divided equitably (fairly) at divorce. In theory, equit... (more...)
A legal principle, followed by most states, under which assets and earnings acquired during marriage are divided equitably (fairly) at divorce. In theory, equitable means equal, but in practice it often means that the higher wage earner gets two-thirds to the lower wage earner's one-third. If a spouse obtains a fault divorce, the 'guilty' spouse may receive less than his equitable share upon divorce.

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.

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.

HEARING

In the trial court context, a legal proceeding (other than a full-scale trial) held before a judge. During a hearing, evidence and arguments are presented in an... (more...)
In the trial court context, a legal proceeding (other than a full-scale trial) held before a judge. During a hearing, evidence and arguments are presented in an effort to resolve a disputed factual or legal issue. Hearings typically, but by no means always, occur prior to trial when a party asks the judge to decide a specific issue--often on an interim basis--such as whether a temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction should be issued, or temporary child custody or child support awarded. In the administrative or agency law context, a hearing is usually a proceeding before an administrative hearing officer or judge representing an agency that has the power to regulate a particular field or oversee a governmental benefit program. For example, the Federal Aviation Board (FAB) has the authority to hold hearings on airline safety, and a state Worker's Compensation Appeals Board has the power to rule on the appeals of people whose applications for benefits have been denied.

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.

SHARED CUSTODY

See joint custody.

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