Weekly Links

Courtroom Objections App– trial assistance on your iPhone
Tap an objection to see a sample of what you could say to make the objection, along with an explanation of the law that supports the objection.

 Useful Note-Taking Tool:
Clear Avery NoteTabs let you flag and write on books/papers that aren’t yours.

The Risks of Parenting While Plugged In
Parents’ use of technology — and its effect on their offspring — is now becoming a source of concern to some child-development researchers.

Cost of Raising a Child Ticks Up
“A child born in 2009 will cost nearly a quarter of a million dollars, or about $222,360, to raise to maturity, up a little less than 1% from 2008”

When to Buy Your Child a Cellphone
Many parents these days face the same struggle as the Pogers: at what age should you buy your child a cellphone? And when you do buy that first phone, what kind should it be? About 75 percent of 12- to 17-year-olds in the United States own a mobile phone, up from 45 percent in 2004

Now, Dad Feels as Stressed as Mom
Father’s Day brings this offering of a dubious milestone: Husbands are now just as stressed out as their harried wives.

In Sweden, the Men Can Have It All
In Sweden, men are required to take parental leave.

Lawyer’s Affair With Client’s Wife Isn’t a Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Court Rules
http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/partners_affair_with_clients_wife_isnt_a_breach_of_fiduciary_duty_top_state/ Without a showing that the affair adversely affected the representation, the situation doesn’t establish a breach of fiduciary duty, the Mississippi Supreme Court held.”  Somehow I doubt this would have gone the same way in a family case!

 Lawyers buy URL’s on controversial topics to drum up business:
Soon after the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig sank in April, Parker Waichman Alonso LLP turned to the Web in pursuit of law clients.   The New York-based plaintiffs’ firm set up websites with names like bigspills.com, oilspillclaims.com and oil-rig-explosions.com, and it filled them with news related to the disaster and invitations for visitors to provide their names and contact information. More than 1,000 people have now completed the forms on the websites, and Parker Waichman, which has 23 lawyers, has filed about a dozen suits related to the oil disaster.

Facebook fuelling divorce, research claims
“The popularity of the Friends Reunited website several years ago was also blamed for a surge in divorces as bored husbands and wives used it to contact old flames and first loves.”

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Emily Miskel

Judge Emily Miskel was appointed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott as the first judge of the 470th family district court of Collin County, Texas. She graduated from Stanford University and Harvard Law School and she is board certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Find Emily on Google+, Facebook, and other social media.

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