AAML Executive Committee Reception in Santa Fe

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David Walther Law and Little, Gilman-Tepper & Batley, P.A. hosted a reception for the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers at the La Posada Hotel in Santa Fe on May 22. In additon to the Executive Committee a number of local attorneys, judges and other professionals attended. AAML Fellows President -Elect Joslin Davis, Sandra Morgan Little, Secretary Elizabeth Lindsey AAML Fellows Ben Stevens, Fred Harwell Jr., President Jim McLaren Rick Wexler, Roberta S. Batley N.M. Fellow … Read more »

Supreme Court Decision June 25, 2015

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  Today, the United States Supreme Court ruled in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges.  I have asked Michigan AAML Fellow Ric Roane, who created and chaired the AAML LGBT Committee and served as the Academy’s official observer at the Court – where he witnessed the oral arguments firsthand – to help prepare this blog about the historic decision in which the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers filed an amicus brief. With this landmark civil rights decision, the … Read more »

As Fellows in the AAML We Are Very Proud of Today's Decision

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As Fellows of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Sandra Morgan Little, Jan B. Gilman-Tepper and Roberta S. Batley are proud that the AAML submitted an Amicus Curiae brief to the U.S. Supreme Court for its consideration in today’s landmark decision. Our being involved in national organizations who are in the forefront of family law policy is one of the aspects which sets Little, Gilman-Tepper & Batley, P.A. apart from other family law firms. Read more »

Sandra Morgan Little and "A White Paper"

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  The firm of Little, Gilman-Tepper & Batley, P.A. is so proud of partner, Sandra Morgan Little, who was Chair of the American Bar Association Family Law Section Working Group which published in 2005 the ABA FLS “A White Paper” on Same Sex Marriage, Domestic Partnerships, and Non-Traditional Unions. A White Paper has been quoted repeatedly in the U.S. Congress and in State Legislatures around the country. Today’s Supreme Court Decision was the culmination of many things and … Read more »

Roberta Batley and Jan Gilman-Tepper and the Basics of Community Property

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Jan Gilman-Tepper and Roberta Batley from Little, Gilman-Tepper & Batley, P.A. with Gaelle McConnell, Esq. facilitated a presentation for the New Mexico State Bar’s Reciprocity in New Mexico CLE on June 1. They presented “The Basics of Community Property Law” which covered the 1973 Community Property Act, determining the “classes” of community property such as Separate vs Community. Management and control of community property, prenuptial agreements, probate, and retirement issues were also discussed. Read more »

7 Tips for Surviving Father’s Day After Separation and Divorce

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By Diana Shepherd June 17, 2015 Family-centered holidays like Father’s Day can exacerbate feelings of loss, failure, grief, or anger for newly separated and divorced dads: those who will be apart from their kids for the first time on this special day may be dreading it. Children may also be missing treasured Father’s Day rituals – like bringing Dad breakfast in bed, helping to wash his car, or the whole family going out for dinner at his … Read more »

7 Steps To A Better Financial Future After Divorce

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You may be inching closer to finalizing your divorce but the work of securing your financial future is just beginning. We recently asked financial experts what they think all divorcés need to do to protect themselves financially after a split. See what they had to say below. 1. Create a budget. The first step toward financial independence is balancing your income with your expenses, said certified divorce financial analyst Eva Sachs. Sit down and figure out how much … Read more »

22 Books Everyone Should Read During Divorce

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There’s nothing like finding escape in a good book — and that’s especially true when going through a separation or divorce. (There’s only so much crying into crumpled Kleenex you can do; at some point, you need to give yourself a mental break.) To that end, we recently asked HuffPost Divorce bloggers and readers to share with us the books that helped them heal after their divorces. Read some of the best recommendations below. How to Sleep Alone … Read more »