Blog Posts in 2012

  • The Twelve Days of Divorce

    || 21-Dec-2012

    For a full-text version of the article, "Twelve Days of Divorce," please visit the following link:
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  • Lakers' Guard in Bizarre Custody Fight

    || 17-Dec-2012

    Steve Nash, a guard for the LA Lakers, is currently in litigation with his former Wife over her proposed relocation with the parties' children. The parties' divorce was reportedly finalized in Arizona in 2005. Since that time, the parties' three (3) children have resided primarily with their Mother in Arizona despite Nash's subsequent move to California to play with the Lakers. ...
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  • Supreme Court to Hear Two Cases Concerning Constitutionality of Gay Marriage

    || 12-Dec-2012

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  • How Much Will My Case Cost?!?!?!

    || 3-Dec-2012

    During many initial consultations with clients, one of the most frequently asked questions at the outset of a case is "how much will my case cost?" Unfortunately it is very difficult to determine an accurate estimation of the total cost to finalize any given case, as each set of facts in a family law case is unique and can change during the pendency of the divorce. This difficulty is due ...
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  • Considerations for the Approaching Holidays -

    || 15-Nov-2012

    Dealing with separation or divorce during the holidays can be a stark reminder of happier times. This is especially true for children. No matter how angry you may be with your spouse, he/she is the parent of your children. Respect that. Keep your children's best interests as the top priority. Do not speak negatively about your spouse or make kids feel "caught in the middle." Develop ...
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  • Bullying / Harassment Part II

    || 13-Nov-2012

    Effects of Bullying Bullying can affect everyone including those who are bullied, those who bully, and those who witness bullying. Bullying is linked to many negative consequences including substance abuse, serious mental health issues, and even suicide. It is important as a parent, teacher or school administrator to talk to kids to determine whether bullying or something else is a concern. Kids ...
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  • Bullying / Harassment

    || 12-Nov-2012

    Bullying / Harassment It is a parent's worst nightmare when a child comes home from school injured either from another student or even from school staff. When you send your child off to school, you expect to be sending them to a safe learning environment, however this is not always the case. Sometimes parents can feel helpless because of their lack of control and inability to protect their ...
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  • What to Expect: Modification of Custody

    || 29-Oct-2012

    In family law cases, there are times when one parent seeks a modification of the custodial arrangement. As with any family law issue, if the parties agree to the modification, they can enter into a formal agreement which outlines the terms of the modification and file the agreement with the Court for approval. Absent an agreement however, custody modifications can be difficult cases for the party ...
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  • Detecting Autism

    || 23-Oct-2012

    Detecting Autism There have been many debates regarding the causes of Autism. It is a question that has haunted many parents who wonder if they have done something wrong to cause their child to have Autism. Although some types of Autism have known causes, most are found to be idiopathic, or without a known cause. There are many theories as what causes autism, including vaccinations, immune ...
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  • Assistive Technology

    || 19-Oct-2012

    Assistive Technology, (hereinafter "AT") is an umbrella term that includes assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices for people with disabilities and also includes the process used in selecting, locating, and using them. AT can be an important asset to your child's success and should be included in your child's IEP. AT promotes greater independence by enabling people to ...
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  • Special Education Law

    || 18-Oct-2012

    Hollingsworth and Zivitz's Education Law Team has one goal in mind; Your child's success in education and in life. We believe that ALL children deserve an Education and should feel safe in the school they attend. We believe all parents deserve to be informed of their rights and their options as it pertains to their child's education. We believe in creating positive relationships with ...
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  • Welcome to HZ on Education and Juvenile Law Blog!

    || 18-Oct-2012

    Welcome! Our laywers are pleased to announce the launch of our newest blog on Education and Juvenile law.
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  • What to Expect: Going to Court

    || 17-Oct-2012

    In family law cases, there are times when a settlement between the parties is not possible. Therefore, the parties must proceed to Court. In such circumstances, often the “fear of the unknown” is a major concern for clients. Most people do not have experience with court proceedings. In the event your case proceeds to a hearing, knowing what to expect (to the extent that is possible) in ...
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  • Options to Resolve Your Case Prior to Trial

    || 16-Oct-2012

    In family law, a majority of cases settle outside of the courtroom. There are many reasons to attempt to reach a settlement, including uncertainty as to the judge's decision, anxiety about testifying in court, the potential to increase animosity between the parties, and the attorney's fees associated with attending a hearing. It is common for a party to never step foot inside of a ...
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  • What to Expect: Maintenance / Alimony

    || 15-Oct-2012

    In Indiana, what was historically referred to as alimony is now termed "spousal maintenance." Parties going through a divorce should be advised that there are two (2) types of spousal maintenance: (1) temporary spousal maintenance, which may be ordered to be paid by one party during the pendency of the divorce; and (2) spousal maintenance after entry of the final Decree of Dissolution by ...
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