The Trial by Franz Kafka

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“Someone must have slandered Josef K., for one morning, without having done anything wrong, he was arrested.” -F. Kafka Franz Kafka’s The Trial is a surreal expression of angst and an unforgiving commentary on the law and the too-powerful people who administer it. The protagonist, Josef K., is awakened one morning to the accusation that he […]

Justice has a Name: Marshall

Table of Contents US Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall Originally published Oct. 15, 2018. Updated June 13, 2019. Introduction Before being appointed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1967 to the bench of the Supreme Court of the United States and becoming the first African-American Justice, Thurgood Marshall hammered out an epically distinguished legal career and […]

Should I Convince the Judge my Ex is a Narcissist?

Question I just listened to your interview posted from the WNAAD event. Thank you. It seems you suggest that litigants shouldn’t draw attention to the cluster b disorder, but bring up behavior facts. I understand that now, and although I have never called him any names or referred to him in public or even among […]

Nervous about Vocational Evaluation

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Question I am divorcing my husband of 37 years. I caught him on several different dating sites, and saw that he had used cut-and-paste to send untrue stories about me to these women to gain sympathy from them. I also noticed recently that a lot of our money is missing. All our children are grown. […]

Applying Criminal Laws to the Public Display of a Hate Symbol: Part Two of Two

Our Meetup group held two “ripped from the headlines” topic discussions about issues surrounding an incident that took place on a Florida university campus early this year. That incident consisted of one person, who wore an armband displaying a swastika symbol and stood in an open square at the university, and the crowd that gathered […]

Is the Display of a Hate Symbol Protected under the First Amendment? Part One of Two

Our Meetup group held two “ripped from the headlines” topic discussions about issues surrounding an event that took place on a Florida university campus early this year. That event consisted of one person, who wore an armband displaying a swastika symbol and stood in an open square at the university, and the crowd that gathered […]

Candidate for Simplified Dissolution in Florida?

Claire in Florida asks: I have been married for several decades and I want to file for a divorce. I have been the sole supporter in my household for the past several years. We have resided in my mother’s home since she passed away many years ago. There was an outstanding small mortgage on the […]

The Ultimate CiGAR is the LawYou Logo

You might have noticed this already: LawYou’s logo is the Tombstone historic courthouse. I first visited Tombstone several years ago while I was in Arizona spending some time with family. Tombstone is a fun place to visit, as long as it’s not July or August. Tombstone got its start in 1877 as a shantytown built […]

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 their children’s after-school activities without […]

Do I have to show the police my ID?

Amanda asks: “If a police officer asks me for my ID, do I have to give it to them?” To answer this question, I spoke with Craig Lawson, who is a criminal defense attorney in south Florida. Naturally, Craig began his answer with, “It depends.” What does the answer depend on? It depends on whether […]