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Attorney David A. Beaver Published on

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David A. Beaver, member of the Family Law Group, authored the article Divorce Mediation: A Useful Alternative to Traditional Litigation, which was published on on September 16, 2015. The article describes the benefits of seeking mediation for couples looking to start the divorce process. There has been a growing backlog within the court system,… Continue Reading

Stark & Stark Family Law Seminar Series

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Join Stark & Stark Shareholder Megan E. Smith for this series of informative seminars discussing topics relating to the Divorce Process, Child Support, College Contribution, Custody and Grandparents’ Rights. For more information about each seminar, or to RSVP, please see below. October 6, 2015, 5:30-6:30pm Breaking It Down: The Nuts & Bolts of the Divorce Process This seminar will… Continue Reading

The Flawed Domestic Violence Hearing

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Domestic violence is a serious offense and victims are entitled to the full protection of the law. At the same time, however, defendants must be afforded their due process rights in court, and judges must follow the law, not their individual philosophy, regarding the issuance of final restraining orders. This issue was recently highlighted in… Continue Reading

Grandparent Visitation Revisited

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Children of divorce are sometimes caught in the thorny legal thicket of “grandparent visitation.” No one wants to deny a child the benefits of having a good relationship with their grandparents. However, the situation is made more complicated by the right of a parent to raise their child or children as he or she sees… Continue Reading

The Importance of Cohabitation Agreements

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In today’s society, many couples choose to live together rather than get married. This growing trend has become more common in recent years than ever before. There are a variety of possible reasons why couples choose to live together rather than get married. One factor that is likely considered is the complex legal proceedings that… Continue Reading

Exposing Children to New Dating Partners

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One of the most difficult issues that can occur in divorce cases involves the exposure of the child or children to a parent’s new girlfriend or boyfriend. In legal parlance, limitations on such contact are known as “DeVita” restraints, named after a 1976 decision which held that exposure of the parties’ child to Mr. DeVita’s… Continue Reading

Jurisdictional Requirements of Child Support Modifications

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A change in circumstances is a common occurrence in post divorce matters. The financial status of either divorcing party can easily change following a divorce. Considering that financial obligations, like child support, are calculated at the time of divorce, changes in financial status are especially impactful for those making the child support payments. However, there… Continue Reading