Erin Brockovich, who was portrayed by Julia Roberts in the movie “Erin Brockovich” and is famous for suing Pacific Gas and Electric for polluting water, was charged with DUI while trying to dock her boat late one night at Lake Mead near Las Vegas: Erin Brockovich Charged DUI When people think about being charged with…

In Kansas, there are three types of adoption:  1) agency adoption, 2) private adoption, and 3) step-parent adoption. With the family dynamic constantly evolving, it is becoming more common for courts to hear cases regarding step-parent adoptions. The question my clients most often ask about step-parent adoption is: How much say do the biological parents…

The mere discussion of reducing the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit from .08 to .05 has caused a flurry of criticism and outrage from many. But reading this story about a man who was arrested when he was completely sober might leave some wondering whether the BAC limit even matters: http://www.newsmax.com/TheWire/sober-man-dui-charge/2013/06/10/id/509010. Sometimes, it seems…

Generally, the term “battering” is used to describe the type of behavior used to gain dominance, power, and control over an intimate partner. Domestic violence victims often feel threatened physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, sexually, and financially. Historically, domestic violence has been inextricably related to family law. As a family law attorney, many of my clients…

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently recommended that all 50 states lower the legal limit for drivers’ blood alcohol content (BAC) to .05.  The NTSB also called for states to pass legislation that will make it easier for law enforcement officers to confiscate licenses from drivers with BAC measurements in excess of this limit….

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