Archive for September, 2011
It’s an exception-that-proves-the-rule type of situation in New Britain, Connecticut, which saw its housing court spared from the nationwide court closing epidemic.
Connecticut’s Judicial Branch announced that the housing court would stay in the city, albeit with a drastically reduced budget, the Hartford Courant reports. The court had been on the chopping block due to budgetary reasons. (more…)
The closing of courthouses around the country means that people will have to spend more time traveling and waiting around only to receive less services.
The staff members at the soon-to-be-closed court in Tracy, California, are well aware of the toll the closing of their workplace will have on the community, according to the Tracy Press.
Everyone knows that divorce causes turmoil in one’s family life but often times the devastating impact that dissolving one’s marriage can have on the family business is over looked.
Courts around the country have been closing their doors and cutting back their services at an alarming rate, not only making access to justice more difficult for many but also causing never-ending headaches for people going through divorces.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick recently signed a bill into law that will severely curtail lifetime alimony payments in the Bay State, in what is being called one of the most significant changes to family law in decades.
The recession can be difficult for virtually everyone, and it can be especially hard for recently divorced parents who have to take care of their children.
More and more each day those who are waiting for their day in court – whether it be for a divorce or a DUI – are finding that the prospect of resolving the matter quickly is beyond their reach.
Courts across the country have been closing their doors and cutting back their services, leaving the ever-increasing population with fewer areas to get their legal needs taken care of. This trend has been clearly shown by the increasing backlog of a wide variety of cases in courts around the country. (more…)
It can be easy for people to get wrapped up in themselves during a divorce but they should be sure that the children are in the front of their mind.
According to Joseph Nowinski, writing for the Huffington Post, divorce is a major crisis in a child’s life and parents should pay attention to a few critical factors in their post-divorce lives. (more…)
The bad news just keeps pouring in for those hoping for speedy court proceedings as another courthouse in California will be closed.
It’s no secret that courts have been cutting staff and closing their doors around the country, and Massachusetts has been one of the states most impacted by this worrisome trend.