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December 2015 Archives

What constitutes a father, in legal terms?

Custody disputes most often involve two parents, but sometimes this is not as clear cut as you would assume. Whenever fathers' right are at issue, it's important to understand first how a father is determined in the state of Colorado. Each state is different but all have guidelines on who is considered the natural father.

Domestic partnership a realty since 2014

Having a family with your partner can be fulfilling. You love each other so why not start a family that will complete the picture? Families look different these days. Not only are same-sex partners getting married, but they are facing what traditional marriages have faced for decades: divorce, prenuptial agreements and parenting. These can all be handled with a good attorney from the Offices of Keane Law, LLC. We know what you need and can provide not only a listening ear but research and legal advice for you.

What is an AMBER alert?

Most people are familiar at least to some degree with AMBER alerts, but it's important to understand that these are used only if a strict set of criteria are met. The first of these is that the child in question must be a minor. The child must also be believed to be in immediate physical danger, and there has to be enough information about the abduction situation to issue an informative alert to the community. A local law enforcement agency or specific AMBER designee must also have requested the alert be issued.

Same-sex marriage still an issue for tribal members

Many same-sex couples across the country rejoiced when the U.S. Supreme Court made its landmark decision to make same-sex marriage legal. However, there is a loophole that some couples are finding themselves dealing with. Because Native American reservations are considered sovereign territories, the U.S. Constitution does not apply. This leaves it up to the individual tribal governments to decide whether or not to allow same-sex marriage.

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