You Have Rights Under the Family Medical Leave Act

FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE ACT “FMLA” – KNOW YOUR RIGHTS By Dugan P. Kelley   Employers are subject to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which allows eligible employees to take unpaid leave, with the right to reinstatement, for certain reasons.  Covered employees are allowed to take 12 weeks of unpaid (but your job…

This Thanksgiving There is Much to be Thankful for – Our Children

GIVING THANKS – 7 THINGS TO REMEMBER FOR EVERY DIVORCED PARENT By Dugan P. Kelley   “For flowers that bloom about our feet; For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet; For song of bird, and hum of bee; For all things fair we hear or see, Father in heaven, we thank Thee!” — Ralph Waldo Emerson. …

Legal Deadlines in a Lawsuit, You Must Know What “Last Day to File” Means

Legal Deadlines:  What does “Last Day to File” Mean?  By Matthew Clarke   If you are a civil litigation lawyer in private practice or you represent yourself in a civil case, legal deadlines are a part of your life.  Your calendar must always be accurate and contain all dates and legal deadlines.  There are so…

Marriage Reconciliation – When Family Law Attorneys are Happy to be Fired

When are Family Law Attorneys Happy to be Fired?  Marriage Reconciliation! By Dugan P. Kelley   Webster’s defines “reconciliation” as the act of causing two people to become friendly again after an argument or disagreement.  In the context of a family crisis, like a divorce proceeding, marriage reconciliation is the prospect of the marital couple…

Child Custody During Holidays is Difficult but Necessary – Halloween Is One Such Holiday

HALLOWEEN – CHILD CUSTODY AND HOW TO SHARE HOLIDAYS AFTER DIVORCE! By Dugan P. Kelley Candy, pop, swollen bellies, stained teeth, and blisters on the feet are what many parents associate with Halloween.  For most kids, Halloween is pure joy and a time to engage in playful fantasy and eat things their parents would never…