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Section Newsletter Articles From Barbara E. Hardin

Courtroom security: Whose problem is it? By Barbara E. Hardin Family Law, July 2007 For those of us practicing in the challenging arena of domestic relations, we often are witness to the turbulent and volatile situations that occur in courtrooms which require prompt and effective security intervention.
Deadbeat Parents’ Act By Barbara E. Hardin Family Law, September 2003 Is the Deadbeat Parents' Act unconstitutional? A father convicted under the Deadbeat Parents Act (DPPA) for his willful failure to pay child support challenged his conviction all the way to the United States Court of Appeals.
Prenuptial agreements / retirement waivers/ERISA By Barbara E. Hardin Family Law, August 2002 Prenuptial agreements that include waivers of retirement benefits can create serious issues, including potential malpractice claims for those uninformed of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and Retirement Equity Act (REA ), 29 U.S.C. Section 1055.
Child support and the high income parent—is the good fortune trust the answer? By Barbara E. Hardin Family Law, June 2001 When making a determination of child support in high-income cases, courts often deviate downwards from statutory guidelines.

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