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April 2012 Archives

CHILD SUPPORT MODIFICATIONS: Court-Approved and Self-Executing

For most parents who are obligated to pay child support, there will likely come a time that the amount of child support they are obligated to pay will need to be revisited. There are many examples of circumstances that may give rise to a child support modification-involuntary reduction in income, emancipation of a child, changes in visitation-to name just a few. It is important to be aware of the law regarding child support modifications and how to ensure that the modifications are enforceable and valid.

"Defensive Medicine" and Realities of Medical Malpractice

Recently, someone I know went to a local emergency room with a migraine headache. This person is a longtime migraine sufferer who on occasion seeks treatment at the ER. The ER physician ordered a CT scan, which the patient declined. The physician readily agreed that a CT scan was not really necessary given the long standing migraine headache history and cancelled the test.

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