Super Lawyers Nominations End Next Week!

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Nominations for the 2015 list closes on Monday, November 3rd.

The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Peer nominations are an important first step in the selection process. Attorneys should nominate fellow attorneys, you have personally observed, who demonstrate excellence in the practice of law for the 2015 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less.

Attorneys should also update their profile and firm information with Super Lawyers. When you update your practice information online, the Super Lawyers research department will review the attorney’s background, experience and credentials as one step in the selection process.

Super Lawyers Magazine features the list and profiles of selected attorneys and is distributed to attorneys in the state or region and the ABA-accredited law school libraries. Super Lawyers is also published as a special section in leading city and regional magazines across the country.

In the United States, Super Lawyers Magazine is published in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., reaching more than 13 million readers.

Orlando divorce attorney Jeffrey Feulner of the Men’s Divorce Law Firm wishes his peers the best of luck in being listed in Super Lawyers 2015.

De Feet



Shoes – objects of adoration and much satisfaction for so many women, with colours and styles for all occasions. Regardless of the bunions, posture problems and general aches and pains, the higher the heel the better.

Sometimes the collection grows so much that storage can become an issue. As a result there has been a boom in recent times of shoe racks and storage systems.

Does your husband know how many pairs you actually own or is it a retail therapy secret?

Would you consider putting distance between you and your collection by storing them in a house in a foreign country where you neither lived nor had any intention to reside permanently?

I ask only because last week newspapers carried reports of a court case in which the chairman of Laura Ashley tried to prevent his wife succeeding with her assertion that her divorce case should be heard in England. He argued that she does not intend to dwell here. His wife, however, was able to adduce evidence, including of a thousand pairs of shoes (admittedly the Judge thought she was exaggerating), as a demonstration of her intention to remain in this country.

Although the husband clearly believed the wife’s argument was cobblers, the Court found in her favour. 


NBA Star Paul George Near Resolution in Paternity, Child Support and Child Custody Case

NBA star Paul George and his baby’s mother are close to finalizing a “joint parenting, joint decision-making” resolution over their 5-month-old daughter, his lawyer said. Amber Sutherland and Lia Eustachewich report for the New York Post.

But last Thursday, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Matthew Cooper joked it was a “love fest” between the parents and said he was pleased to see them chatting before the hearing began. George, 24, and Rajic looked like “two people who understand they’re going to be tied together for a real long time,” Cooper said.

“They will both be participating in their daughter’s life, and that makes me feel extremely gratified. I am very pleased that this case has moved forward the way it has,” he added.

Cooper previously skewered George — who has not yet met his daughter — for dodging the paternity suit by not showing up for court dates, despite attending press conferences and traveling.

“He has gone to every length imaginable to avoid taking responsibility for his actions,” the judge wrote in a September ruling.

The player’s new attorney, Harriet N. Cohen, said, “Paul George is looking forward to a very, very wonderful relationship with his daughter.”

The parents won’t be required to come back to court as long as they finalize the resolution, which also includes child support.

Last May, Rajic slapped the pro athlete with a paternity suit in Manhattan Family Court and moved back to her parents’ home in Queens. George shot back with his own suit, filed in Florida, seeking full custody of Olivia. He claimed that shared custody would be “detrimental” to the child because Rajic is unemployed.

The gorgeous 24-year-old worked as a dancer at Tootsie’s Cabaret in Miami before meeting George and dating the young star for a few months. Now, Rajic is a full-time mother. “I’m happy everything’s resolved and is moving forward. We’ll be wonderful parents,” she beamed.

George is recovering after breaking his right leg during practice with Team USA in August.

If you are a father seeking help with a Florida paternity, child custody or child support case, please contact Orlando family law firm the Men’s Divorce Law Firm. Our Orlando men’s rights lawyers and caring professionals aggressively represent husbands and father’s rights.

Worry Beads


Outdoor Man and I have recently returned from a trip to Greece during which we travelled back from the island of Paxos by speedboat.

The skipper and his only crew member talked animatedly the whole of the journey, repeatedly jabbing their fingers in the direction of the coastline and it would appear (although I don’t speak Greek) discussing the best route to follow.

None of this would of course have held much interest for me except that bouncing across the waves, I could not help but notice that they anxiously clicked worry beads through their fingers.

In circumstances where these beads are intended to guard against bad luck it would be tempting to think that it was a result of the amber pieces being hit against each other than we navigated safely back to shore. I was even told that in Greece there is a worry bead ritual for bridegrooms to follow on the night before their wedding.


Perhaps there are times when we should all have a set to help find our way through troubled waters.


Uma Thurman sued by former fiancé for custody of their 2-year-old daughter

Uma Thurman’s former fiancé, French financier Arpad Busson, has filed suit in Manhattan over custody of their 2-year-old daughter, Luna. People.com reports.

The actress, who lives in New York City, began dating the London-based multimillionaire in 2007 after meeting at a dinner in Milan, two years after she and actor Ethan Hawke divorced. She has two children with Hawke – Maya, 16, and Levon, 12.

“It is unfortunate that this very private discussion regarding Mr. Busson’s visitation rights and his participation in decision making has been made public,” a spokesperson for Thurman tells PEOPLE in a statement. “However, we are optimistic that a fair agreement for both sides will be reached out of court.”

Busson has two sons – Flynn, 16, and Cy, 11 – with supermodel Elle Macpherson.

The on-again, off-again couple were engaged in 2008, and split briefly in 2009 before welcoming their daughter in July 2012 – but broke up for good earlier this year.

Court papers show the custody case was assigned to matrimonial court Tuesday and records will be sealed.

Busson’s lawyer had no comment. Thurman’s attorney did not immediately return calls for comment.

If you are a father separated from your children, please contact Orlando child custody lawyer Jeffrey Feulner today. Orlando father’s rights lawyers at the Men’s Divorce Law Firm can assist you with your Orlando child custody case and other Florida family law matters.

Inequality


I am sure that I have referred before in this blog to divorce leaving one party (usually the husband) feeling that has had to pay too much to the other party (usually the wife) and who in turn feels that she has received too little.

English divorce law is based on a concept of fairness and although this is measured against a yardstick of equality it does not automatically mean that assets are divided equally. In other words an unequal division can and invariably will be a fair outcome for the divorcing couple.

How so?

In many relationships the household may have depended on one partner (frequently but not always the husband) to work long hours to earn the money that has provided the home and other essentials for the family. The other partner (often the wife) may have given up a career, reduced her hours or prospects of advancement in order to care for children and the home, as well perhaps as moving from place to place in order to accompany the husband as he moves up the corporate ladder.
Post-divorce, rarely therefore will the dependent spouse have the earning capacity of the primary breadwinner. Unless assets are redistributed in unequal shares there may be unfairness.

The bread maker’s earnings provide a mortgage capacity beyond that of his spouse and whilst maintenance may help to bridge the gap, an unequal division of the financial pot is invariably required as well or instead. The main earner will potentially have accrued a pension, denied to his spouse, and there may need to be a redistribution of this, or a cash payment in lieu, in order to achieve a fair outcome. If however the couple are in a position where the primary earner has a final salary pension and the spouse has access only to an open-market money purchase scheme, to achieve equality of pension benefits again an unequal division or a payment representing more than half of the cash equivalent value of the scheme could be required.

Depending from which perspective one is examining the proposed terms of settlement is it any wonder that both can feel aggrieved?

Many the men who believe that they are being denied a fair return on the effort they have put in and many too the women who believe that they are being inadequately compensated for all that they have given up.

Regardless however of the extent to which the law seeks to redress the inequality that exists, only one thing is certain: as time moves on and circumstances intervene, the means of the former husband and wife are unlikely ever to be equal.

#inequality #BAD2014




Project Hopeline

In honor of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I wanted to let you know about Project Hopeline. This valuable service helps domestic violence victims get a much-needed cell phone, while also supporting numerous shelters and services throughout the country through recycling and refurbishing of wireless phones in an environmentally friendly. Find out more about the program…
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