Review of “The Judge”

Robert Duvall and Robert Downey, Jr. star in this 2014 drama that is just as much about the dynamics that play out in the living room as it is about the courtroom. The two Roberts play father and son, judge and follow-in-dad’s-footsteps-lawyer, respectively. I enjoyed it enough to watch it…

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From Terror to Triumph: How Jenna Overcame Her Anxiety and Won in Family Court

Jenna* had been embroiled in litigation with her ex-husband for years. Every so often he would bring some trivial matter to the court, painting Jenna as a bad parent, and always keeping her on edge. This time, Jenna’s ex had filed a motion, complaining that Jenna was making decisions about…

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Florida DV Victim Goes to Jail

Update (Sept. 1, 2016): The judge described in this post was charged with violations of Florida’s judicial conduct rules and reprimanded by Justices of the Florida Supreme Court. Read the story in the Orlando Sentinel. Original post (Oct. 7, 2015): A Florida judge found a domestic violence victim and single…

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State Landlord-Tenant Laws

Got landlord-tenant law questions? We have your answers right here! We gathered information from every state and the District of Columbia and organized it into the table below to create a convenient launching pad-type tool for you to use as you research your issue. Okay, so we may not have…

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Tenants Defending Eviction Actions Must Pay Money … and Attention

Among the more common legal issues that people handle on their own without an attorney are those involving relationships between landlords and tenants. Landlords don’t always keep their promises or comply with various laws concerning maintaining the properties they rent to tenants, and tenants don’t always keep their promises to…

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