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A Child’s Wish – Does it count in divorce?

Friday September 23, 2016
A Child’s Wish – Does it count in divorce?

I was saddened by the announcement of the impending Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt divorce.  The odds are never good these days.  More are getting divorced than staying together.  Somehow, it seemed, this one might work, despite its Hollywood backdrop.  It was not to be however.

Angelina has demanded physical custody of all of the children, with visitation rights for Brad. …  

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A Reason to Sit With Colin Kaepernick

Tuesday September 13, 2016
A Reason to Sit With Colin Kaepernick

We are all on the bench for the opening of the 49ers first game this season. These United States are in the throws of a heated conversation about what an “insider” like Hillary Clinton and an “outsider” like Donald Trump may bring to the table in November. Polls show Trump’s open and candid approach is divisive, as is Clinton’s alleged hidden information.…  

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Nonredeemable judgments for possession — Are they legal?

Monday May 9, 2016
Nonredeemable judgments for possession — Are they legal?

In the decades that I have practiced law, beginning with Law Students in Court, I have always understood that a nonredeemable judgment for possession in a non-payment of rent case, was both contrary to law and public policy.  In cases other than nonpayment of rent, a nonredeemable judgment for possession may be consistent with law.  Lately, however, I understand that some Judges in the Landlord and Tenant Branch of D.C.…  

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