Domestic Violence Is The Most Common Killer Of Women Around The World

The U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) released the “Global Study on Homicide: Gender-related Killing of Women and Girls” on Sunday to coincide with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The report analyzed the violence perpetrated against women worldwide in 2017, looking at intimate partner violence and family-related killings such as dowry- and … Continue reading Domestic Violence Is The Most Common Killer Of Women Around The World

ICE shuts down free access to legal counsel

  Family separation policies are affecting thousands of lives on our southern border.  Both citizens and refugees are being torn by emotional and economic distress.  Exacerbating matters further, ICE just shut down the 1-800 free access to legal counsel line in detention centers. Read More on the Los Angeles Times

Should gay unmarried couples who wish to name each other as executor in their wills, etc use terms such as “partner” or “life partner?”

  Name your personal representative  or Executor in your Will; your relationship to the person is irrelevant. Be sure to properly identify him/her, including address and contact information. Prepare a living will (health proxy) to identify who can make end-of-life medical decisions in the event you are incapacitated. Have a power of attorney drawn up … Continue reading Should gay unmarried couples who wish to name each other as executor in their wills, etc use terms such as “partner” or “life partner?”

I’m 16 yrs old. How can I become “emancipated”?

In some rare instances the courts have allowed a minor to become "Emancipated"--to assume their own responsibility for their own care and to severe the obligation for such care with the parent(s). In order for a court to allow such a legal severance of the parental duties, a petition must be file before a court … Continue reading I’m 16 yrs old. How can I become “emancipated”?