Blog Posts in 2015

  • 37 Million Users' Data Leaked from Ashley Madison Affair Dating Site

    || 24-Aug-2015

    Approximately 37 million people who had signed up on Ashley Madison had their personal information leaked on Tuesday. An anonymous hacking group, called Impact Team, have come forward to take responsibility. One of the reasons they had targeted the site was the fact that Ashley Madison was charging its users to delete their personal data, as well as the history of messages to other members. What ...
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  • How does a prenuptial agreement work?

    || 1-Jul-2015

    A prenuptial agreement is a type of contract which two people about to be wed enter into that establishes the rights of each spouse should they choose to divorce or if one spouse dies. Prenuptial agreements can benefit couples by allowing them to avoid litigation later on since there is already an agreement in place on how property will be divided should the marriage end. Without an agreement, the ...
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  • Surpreme Court Rules in Favor of Nationwide Recognition of Gay Marriage

    || 30-Jun-2015

    June 26 saw the U.S. Supreme Court hand down another in a string of highly-publicized rulings, this time declaring same-sex marriage to be permissible under the constitution, and thus legal in all 50 states. The 5-4 decision appears to be the penultimate victory for those pushing for equal marriage rights for same-sex couples which began in 2003 with the Supreme Court throwing out state laws which ...
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  • Pedano, O’Shea, McGavic & Hogenmiller, LLC is pleased to announce the addition of Alex Ledbetter to the firm as a law clerk. Alex was born in Champagne-Urbana, Illinois and was raised in St. Louis, Missouri where he attended DeSmet Jesuit high school. He graduated with his Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in history with honors from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri. His thesis ...
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  • Attorney McGavic Elected to YLD Executive Committee Member-at-Large

    || 14-May-2015

    Managing partner and co-founder of the St. Louis family law firm Pedano, O’Shea, McGavic & Hogenmiller, LLC Attorney Jamie L. McGavic, Esq. was recently elected to be a Member-at-Large of the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) Executive Committee for 2015-2016 of The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. The YLD offers membership to attorneys 36 years of age or younger or who are within ...
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  • Missouri House Bill could Significantly Change Maintenance Laws

    || 14-Apr-2015

    Maintenance is a means of providing for the reasonable financial needs of a spouse who the court decides is unable to meet their own needs. As it currently stands, maintenance orders are typically modifiable when ordered by the Court, which means maintenance lasts until someone dies, the recipient of maintenance remarries, or there is a substantial and continuing change in circumstances resulting ...
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