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Orlando, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 16, 2019 – Orlando Family Team is pleased to announce that Ophelia Bernal-Mora has achieved Board Certification in Marital and Family Law from the Florida Bar Association. Ophelia is just one of 14 attorneys in Central Florida/Orange County with this distinction. According to the bar, certification provides potential clients with an objective measure to rely on when seeking a family law attorney. To become board certified in family law, an attorney must meet rigorous requirements, which include completion of at least five years of practice, 75 hours of continuing legal education, peer review, and […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) June 7, 2019 – The Lawyers of Distinction is pleased to announce that Michael Ian Bender of Chicago, has been certified as a member. The Lawyers of Distinction is recognized as the fastest growing community of distinguished lawyers in the United States. Members are accepted based upon objective evaluation of an attorney’s qualifications, license, reputation, experience, and disciplinary history. Please see www.lawyersofdistinction.com for further details concerning membership qualification. “It’s an honor to be nominated and named a Lawyer of Distinction,” said Michael Ian Bender, a retired judge of the Illinois Circuit Court of Cook County […]


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Orlanda, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 6, 2019 – Orlando Family Team is pleased to announce that Ophelia Bernal-Mora and Andrew Nickolaou have been recognized for their achievements in the 2019 edition of Florida Super Lawyers. Ophelia has been named a Super Lawyer for the first time, after being listed as a Rising Star for seven consecutive years. Super Lawyers are recognized for their professional achievements based on independent research and peer reviews — selection is limited to only 5 percent of lawyers practicing in Florida. Andrew has been named a Rising Star for the second year in a row. […]


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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) May 4, 2016 – Since the popularity of Facebook use has extended to the legal profession, it has become a principal form of communication to such a degree that in one case, a court permitted service of process in a divorce case through the social media platform. There have been a number of cases in which the use of Facebook has played a role. In 2015, a judge in New York permitted a woman who had spent years attempting to locate and serve her husband to do so through Facebook. It was reported that he […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) November 17, 2015 – The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys (AIOFLA) has recognized the exceptional performance of Illinois’ Family Law Attorney Michael Ian Bender as one of the state’s 10 “Best Family Law Attorneys” for client satisfaction in 2015. The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys is a third-party attorney rating organization that publishes an annual list of the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in each state. Attorneys who are selected to the “10 Best” list must pass AIOFLA’s rigorous selection process, which is based on client and/or peer nominations, thorough research, and AIOFLA’s […]


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Orange County, CA (Law Firm Newswire) February 26, 2015 – As tax season approaches, Forbes and other financial publications have begun publishing tax tips for the nearly-divorced and newly-divorced. Family law attorney Gerald Maggio says that while these annual articles often do an excellent job helping those with a finalized divorce understand their options, those still in the middle of a divorce are often left needing more guidance. “These articles often fail to fully explain the ramifications of the filing choices that are open to still-married individuals,” said Maggio. “Those in the midst of a divorce should take the time […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) August 18, 2014 – Myriads of studies and scholarly articles chronicle the advantages of mediation versus litigation for families enduring issues involving their children. Evidence suggests that these benefits are realized as much for the child as the parents involved, citing that children involved in low-conflict custody and visitation issues experience less psychological difficulties than those involved in high-conflict disputes. Fueled by his desire to advocate for the rights and safety of children, the Honorable Michael Ian Bender, a former Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County and an attorney who concentrates in family […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 24, 2014 – Advocates are hailing a recent ruling by the Supreme Court of Florida as an important step forward for gay rights in the state. A Florida woman who donated an egg to her lesbian partner filed a lawsuit when the birth mother left the state with the child without informing the plaintiff after the couple ended their relationship. The two had planned to raise the child together. The state’s highest court ruled by a vote of 4-3 that the egg donor had parental rights, and it ordered a lower court to arrange […]


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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) February 6, 2014 – A new bill in Virginia would institute a new, costlier child-support payment schedule. The new year could see a significant increase in Virginia’s child-support payment guidelines if a bill, introduced January 8 in the House of Delegates, becomes law. The measure has some policy advocates grousing that unmerited costs will be imposed upon non-custodial parents if it is enacted. The bill, HR 933, was crafted based on recommendations from the Child Support Guidelines Review Panel and would raise the basic child-support obligations of non-custodial parents. The amounts mandated by its new […]


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Wheeling, W.Va. (Law Firm Newswire) December 28, 2012 – The law firm Spilman Thomas & Battle (Spilman) announced that Lisa M. Hawrot and Ronald M. Musser have joined its Wheeling, W.Va. office as counsel. Hawrot has represented parties in West Virginia and Ohio in all aspects of complex family law for more than 15 years. Last year, she successfully argued an adoption matter before the West Virginia Supreme Court. Hawrot also has experience in real estate, including surface and mineral title examinations, and general litigation matters. She is a graduate of Washington & Jefferson College and Ohio Northern University Claude […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) January 9, 2012 – The Collaborative Divorce Education Institute is offering a 2nd annual full team training this coming February 2, 3, & 4, 2012 in Pomona, California. This three-day training for Collaborative Family Law practitioners will be an intermediate training focusing on protocols for the full team Collaborative Practice. Developed by George Richardson, Ellie Izzo, Vicky Carpel-Miller, and Mark Hill for C.D.E.I this training is approved for 18 hours of MCLE, CFLS and BBS and CPE and CFP educational credits. Participants will learn: • The Collaborative Divorce Interdisciplinary Team Model of Collaborative Practice […]


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