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Divorce Strategy and Advice Blog

Divorce Strategy and Advice Blog

Helps women navigate the intricacies of divorce and save money along the way. By Helene Taylor.

http://heleneltaylor.com/blog/
  • Apr 26

    California divorce service

    California divorce service
    I make California divorce services including legal consulting, coaching, strategizing and advice available for smart, successful men and women. As needed, without long term commitments or high retainers, over the telephone or video chat, I…
  • Apr 16

    Our day at the beach

    Our day at the beach
    The post Our day at the beach appeared first on Helene L Taylor, Esq.
  • Apr 3

    Thinking about divorce

    Thinking about divorce
    If you’re thinking about divorce you want and need sound information about: Your present circumstances Family laws governing your marriage and possible divorce Your options. Sound information can give you a better picture of your life…
Rank this Week: 62

Law Offices of Scott David Stewart…

Law Offices of Scott David Stewart Blog

Covers divorce and family law.

http://www.arizonalawgroup.com/Legal-Blog.aspx
  • Jul 7

    How Child Support Is Determined in Arizona

    How Child Support Is Determined in Arizona
    Child support is usually paid by the noncustodial parent. If parents share custody after divorce, the court usually chooses the parent with the larger income to pay child support. Child support agreements differ from case to case and depend…
  • Jun 30

    Do I Have to Take the Field Sobriety Tests?

    Do I Have to Take the Field Sobriety Tests?
    Standardized field sobriety tests or "SFSTs" are used by law enforcement to ascertain whether a driver is intoxicated. All law enforcement agencies throughout the nation have to abide by the same standard of field sobriety testing set by the…
  • Feb 11

    An Overview of Arizona's DUI Law

    An Overview of Arizona's DUI Law
    In the state of Arizona, there are three major drunk driving statutes: Title 28-1381 – Driving Under the Influence Title 28-1382 – Extreme / Super Extreme DUI Title 28-1383 – Aggravated Driving Under the Influence Title…
Rank this Week: 95

NJ Family Issues

NJ Family Issues

Focuses on New Jersey divorce and estate planning. By Paul G. Kostro.

http://www.kostrolaw.com/NJFamilyIssues
Rank this Week: 145

NY Divorce Attorney Blog

NY Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers New York divorce law. By David Centeno.

https://nyuncontesteddivorceattorney.com/wordpress/
  • May 6

    A New Era?

    A New Era?
    Could this be the dawn of the new civil divorce? Last Friday Gov. Jay Inslee signed the Uniform Collaborative Law Act which allows couples to agree on the terms of their divorce without going to court at all. This act can save many couples…
  • Apr 30

    New Divorce Audio Coaching Program Helps Parents Minimize Effects of Divorce on Their Childre

    New Divorce Audio Coaching Program Helps Parents Minimize Effects of Divorce on Their Childre
    Much has been made about the effects of divorce on children. Some studies claim that children end up as alcoholics or abusers, others claim they are more prone to divorce. Regardless it is pretty obvious that divorce does have a major effect…
  • Apr 23

    The Shocking Way That Porsha Stewart Found Out About Her Divorce!

    The Shocking Way That Porsha Stewart Found Out About Her Divorce!
    Porsha Stewart, the wife of former NFL star and now TV analyst Kordell Stewart, was admittedly shocked when she found out that her husband had fild for divorce. However the way it happened was even worse, imagine finding out on Twitter!? Read…
Rank this Week: 144

Brownn Family Law

Brownn Family Law

Feature information and updates on Minnesota divorce and family law issues. By Brown Law Offices, PA.

http://www.mnfamilylawblog.com/
  • Apr 30

    Minnesota Alternative Dispute Resolution Methods: Alternatives to Trial

    Minnesota Alternative Dispute Resolution Methods: Alternatives to Trial
    Trial. In family court, it may be the most difficult thing a litigant can experience. The time, cost and emotion involved in litigating a case can be significant – not to mention the unpredictability of leaving your future in the hands…
  • Feb 4

    Minnesota Divorce Basics: Jurisdiction and Venue

    Minnesota Divorce Basics: Jurisdiction and Venue
    Jurisdiction and venue are two issues that serve as an undercurrent to Minnesota divorce and family law cases. While not typically a “front and center” problem, it is important to recognize that the outcome of your case can…
  • Jan 30

    Parenting Time in Minnesota: Legislative Changes Make Equal Time Easier

    Parenting Time in Minnesota: Legislative Changes Make Equal Time Easier
    Equal access schedules with children have become easier to achieve, following amendments to Minnesota’s parenting time modification statute. Pursuant to caselaw, a parent who sought to achieve a 50/50 parenting time schedule, following…
Rank this Week: 206

The Divorce Blog

The Divorce Blog

Covers divorce and family law news. By Kevin W. Chern.

http://www.totaldivorce.com/blog
  • Feb 6

    Wife Divorces Dad Over Down Syndrome Newborn

    Wife Divorces Dad Over Down Syndrome Newborn
    A New Zealand father was served divorce papers by his wife after he refused to give up his newborn son who was just diagnosed with Down syndrome. Samuel Forrest’s son, Leo, was born on January 21 in an Armenian hospital. Upon his…
  • Jan 21

    Judge Grants Kentucky’s First Same-Sex Divorce

    Judge Grants Kentucky’s First Same-Sex Divorce
    A Kentucky judge has granted the state’s first same-sex divorce, despite a state law banning the recognition of gay marriage. Judge Joseph O’Reilly allowed the divorce of two Louisville women who were legally married in…
  • Jan 14

    Actor Gary Oldman to Divorce Fourth Wife

    Actor Gary Oldman to Divorce Fourth Wife
    Actor Gary Oldman and his fourth wife Alexandra Edenborough are getting divorced. Singer-songwriter Edenborough, 36, filed paperwork in Los Angeles on Friday, January 9, according to People Magazine. The court documents cite…
Rank this Week: 228

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • May 5

    Adoption Law Proposed Changes in FL

    Adoption Law Proposed Changes in FL
    From CBS Miami: After an impassioned debate, the Florida Senate...approved a bill that would restore a popular adoption-subsidies program — while repealing a 38-year-old law that banned gay adoption. By a vote of 27-11, senators passed the…
  • May 4

    DNA Testing in Child Support Cases in GA

    DNA Testing in Child Support Cases in GA
    From Northwest Georgia News: Rep. Katie Dempsey said...that requiring DNA testing in new child support cases is a way to end wrongful paternity claims prior to legal action. The Rome Republican authored House Bill 568, which would allow the…
  • May 2

    Alimony Bill Fails to Pass in FL

    Alimony Bill Fails to Pass in FL
    From the Miami Herald: An alimony overhaul that brought together people once bitterly divided on the issue has created an even deeper rift between two powerful Republican lawmakers who blame each other for a failure to get the bill passed...
Rank this Week: 251

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • May 4

    Divorce Dilemma: Why Going Pro Se Is A Costly Mistake

    Divorce Dilemma: Why Going Pro Se Is A Costly Mistake
    By “Dad X” After watching two attorneys cost me thousands of dollars in fees and thousands more in what I considered allowing the judge to use a shovel between my bank account and my ex’s new Prada purse, I decided to appear…
  • May 3

    How To Make Sure An Income Deduction Order Terminate

    How To Make Sure An Income Deduction Order Terminate
    Question: I currently have an income deduction order in place so my child support payments are sent from my employer directly to my ex-wife. My daughter is about to reach the age of emancipation and I want to make sure my payments stop, but…
  • May 2

    How Is Custody Determined For Newborns?

    How Is Custody Determined For Newborns?
    Question: How is child custody typically determined when a couple with a newborn decides to divorce? Answer: While I am not licensed to practice law in your state and cannot give you legal advice, I can give some general observations on this…
Rank this Week: 294

Maryland Divorce Legal Crier

Maryland Divorce Legal Crier

Covers divorce, child support, child custody, alimony, equitable property distribution, father's rights, mother's rights, family law, and laws on divorce. By James Gross.

http://mddivorcelawyers.com/legalcrier
  • Apr 17

    Divorce Quote

    Divorce Quote
    “Wherever a new disagreement emerges, so does new hope for enlightenment, on both sides of the fence.” — Mike Dooley, Notes from the Universe
  • Apr 16

    Md Legislature Adds Mutual Consent to Grounds for Divorce

    Md Legislature Adds Mutual Consent to Grounds for Divorce
    The Maryland General Assembly has added “Mutual Consent” as new grounds for absolute divorce in Maryland, eliminating the waiting period, if (1) the parties do not have any minor children in common; (2) the parties execute and…
  • Apr 15

    Would You Let Your Children Walk Home Alone

    Would You Let Your Children Walk Home Alone
    by Nelson A. Garcia Rafi Meitiv, age 10, and his sister Dvora, age 6, were walking along Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring when a passerby spotted them and called the police. A police officer asked the children what they were doing, to which…
Rank this Week: 311

Georgia Family Law Blog

Georgia Family Law Blog

Covers family law Issues in Georgia, including divorce, alimony, and child support. By Stephen M. Worrall.

http://www.gafamilylawblog.com/
  • Nov 18

    We're Moving!

    We're Moving!
    I am consolidating the content of all of our blogs at our Georgia Family Law website. Please join us there for new posts and to find all of our old posts.
  • Jul 27

    What happens with my Social Security if I get divorced?

    What happens with my Social Security if I get divorced?
    As a Cobb County divorce attorney, many clients ask me what the Social Security consequences would be if they were divorced. Many questions need to be answered.          Experts at AARP and the Social Security Administration provide this…
  • Jul 27

    What happens with my Social Security if I get divorced?

    What happens with my Social Security if I get divorced?
    As a Cobb County divorce attorney, many clients ask me what the Social Security consequences would be if they were divorced. Many questions need to be answered.          Experts at AARP and the Social Security Administration provide…
Rank this Week: 351

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Covers South Carolina divorce, custody and family law issues. By Gregory S. Forman.

http://www.gregoryforman.com
  • Apr 29

    South Carolina Supreme Court promulgates new rule for appointing mediators in family court

    South Carolina Supreme Court promulgates new rule for appointing mediators in family court
    An August 27, 2014 South Carolina Supreme Court order requires dismissal of family court actions if they are not resolved or set for trial within 365 days of filing. A March 14, 2013 Supreme Court order made most local counties subject to…
  • Apr 27

    Updated checklist of questions whose answers can derail a custody or visitation case

    Updated checklist of questions whose answers can derail a custody or visitation case
    Last August I posted a word document containing a checklist of questions that can derail a custody or visitation case.  Being informed recently by a colleague of a case in which a client’s interest in incest porn derailed that…
  • Apr 25

    Social Security Statements tell a story

    Social Security Statements tell a story
    The Social Security Statement, mailed annually or available for order online at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/forms/ssa-7050.pdf, is often the most valuable piece of financial information for alimony and child support cases. Don’t go to…
Rank this Week: 400

ABC Family Law Blog

ABC Family Law Blog

Covers Florida family law. By the Law Firm of Adam B. Cordover, P.A.

http://abcfamilyblog.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 23

    Podcast: Forrest “Woody” Mosten on Building a Collaborative Practice

    Podcast: Forrest “Woody” Mosten on Building a Collaborative Practice
    Forrest “Woody” Mosten, an internationally renowned collaborative professional and mediator and author of the Collaborative Divorce Handbook, The Complete Guide to Mediation, and Unbundling Legal Services, was recently in Tampa to…
  • Apr 19

    2015 Florida Alimony Reform – Proposed Factors for Alimony

    2015 Florida Alimony Reform – Proposed Factors for Alimony
    In a previous post, I wrote about Florida House Bill 943 and the proposed alimony guidelines contained in the bill.  Florida currently has no guidelines for alimony, and the bill creates formulas which would implement presumptive ranges…
  • Apr 5

    Tampa Bay Times Article on 2015 Florida Collaborative Divorce Bill

    Tampa Bay Times Article on 2015 Florida Collaborative Divorce Bill
    The Tampa Bay Times recently published an article on collaborative divorce.  The article quotes four local collaborative professionals (attorneys Ingrid Hooglander, Tanya O’Conner, and Mark Moon, and psychologist Rachel Moskowitz),…
Rank this Week: 392

Riverside County Family Law Blog

Riverside County Family Law Blog

Covers move away rights, obtaining or defending support applications and enforcing support orders, characterizing and dividing community property, and custody and visitation rights. By Thurman W. Arnold III.

http://www.thurmanarnold.com/Blog/Recent-Blog-Posts/RSS.xml
Rank this Week: 441

Attorney O's Midnight Musings:…

Attorney O's Midnight Musings: Connecticut Law

Covers Connecticut divorce, criminal and probate law. By Irene C. Olszewski.

http://ireneolszewski.com/ctlawblog
  • Jan 24

    Why Lawyers Choose Specific Practice Area

    Why Lawyers Choose Specific Practice Area
    I receive numerous calls every day from people with legal issues who are looking for a lawyer to advise them and possibly represent them in court.  There’s nothing unusual about that.  This is a law office, after…
  • Jan 23

    3 Divorce Options in Connecticut

    3 Divorce Options in Connecticut
    If you are seeking divorce in the State of Connecticut, you have 3 options available to you:  litigation, collaborative divorce or mediation. These are the procedures by which your divorce will be filed with the Superior Court and…
  • Jan 21

    President Barack Obama’s 2013 Inaugural Addre

    President Barack Obama’s 2013 Inaugural Addre
    Barack Obama was sworn in today for his second term as President of the United States.  For those who missed his inaugural address, here’s the video. The full text follows. THE PRESIDENT:  Vice President Biden, Mr. Chief…
Rank this Week: 418

The Woodlands Divorce Attorney,…

The Woodlands Divorce Attorney, Conroe Divorce Attorney

Covers divorce and family law in the Woodlands and Houston. By Richard L. Shea.

http://thewoodlandsdivorce.com
  • Apr 4

    The IRS Recapture Tax

    The IRS Recapture Tax
    Spousal maintenance is a part of many Woodlands Divorce cases. It is also usually rather short in length because its purpose is primarily to help one spouse re-establish their financial independence after the divorce. If you are considering…
  • Mar 25

    Stock Option or No Option?

    Stock Option or No Option?
    I’ve discussed before how stock options can be a complicated asset to deal with in a Woodlands Divorce case. They present valuation issues and even more complicated issues surrounding when and how they can be liquidated and divided. If…
  • Mar 16

    Mediation, Divorce Agreements, and Fraud

    Mediation, Divorce Agreements, and Fraud
    Some people try to get away with being sneaky. Sometimes that mentality goes so far as to be deceptive in dealing with other people. This happens a lot (too much) in divorce cases. It is not uncommon for the husband Read More
Rank this Week: 582

Kentucky Family Law Blog

Kentucky Family Law Blog

Covers family and divorce law. By Barrow & Weigel.

http://www.barrowweigel.com/blog
  • Mar 25

    New Top Lawyers Edition of Louisville Magazine

    New Top Lawyers Edition of Louisville Magazine
    Louisville Magazine has printed a special edition that contains the correct, complete list of Louisville’s Top Attorneys. The list was originally printed in the March, 2013 edition, but a printing error caused a substantial portion of…
  • Mar 10

    Hugh W. Barrow Named as One of Louisville’s Top Lawyer

    Hugh W. Barrow Named as One of Louisville’s Top Lawyer
    Barrow Law Group, PLLC is pleased to announce that Hugh W. Barrow was recognized in Louisville Magazine’s “Top Lawyers” issue.  The list of “Top Lawyers” was compiled from a survey of members of…
  • Mar 7

    How To File For Divorce in Kentucky

    How To File For Divorce in Kentucky
    There are many different types of divorce in Kentucky. Most Court allow for simple divorces that do not require either party to appear before a judge.  There are also cases that are litigated before a Judge or domestic relations…
Rank this Week: 524

Maine Divorce Law Blog

Maine Divorce Law Blog

Covers all aspects of Maine family law, including divorce, separation, child support, mediation, spousal support, child custody and property rights. From Al Nye.

http://www.mainedivorcelawblog.com/
  • Oct 30

    Discretion by Allison Lotta

    Discretion by Allison Lotta
    Discretion by Allison Lotta Touchstone $25.00 hardcover, 321 pages, 978-1-4516-4484-5 (2012)  
  • Oct 15

    Patriots choke against Seattle

    Patriots choke against Seattle
    The Patriots blew a 13 point lead in the 4th quarter against the Seahawks and lost 24-23. This, unfortunately, seemed to be the Patriots of old. Think about last season. How did the Pats lose games? The offense sputtered and seemed…
  • Oct 5

    Taken 2 has arrived

    Taken 2 has arrived
    Taken 2 has just hit the theaters and my daughter Ali wants to see it bad. I enjoyed the first one too and will wait until she gets home from college at Thanksgiving so we can see it together. Anyone else out there waiting to see Laim Neeson…
Rank this Week: 615

Legal Commentary on Proposition 8…

Legal Commentary on Proposition 8 and the Right to Marry

Articles and comments by attorneys and legal scholars, and related legal news. From Michael Ginsborg.

http://prop8legalcommentary.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 28

    Farewell

    Farewell
    In May, I decided that I would need a hiatus to prepare an article on a subject unrelated to this site. I have just completed my forthcoming article for law librarians, "Ending Our Conflicts of Interest to Protect Consumers of Legal…
  • May 22

    Hiatus from my usual schedule of blogging

    Hiatus from my usual schedule of blogging
    I regret that, for at least several weeks, I will lack time to update this site on a regular basis. I face two challenges. First, I expect to publish an article on a subject I have been thinking about for 20 years.
  • May 15

    Legal news this month

    Legal news this month
    Domestic partnership
Rank this Week: 491

Divorce: New York

Divorce: New York

By Neil Cahn, PLLC.

http://www.divorceny.com/
Rank this Week: 756

A Child is Missing

A Child is Missing

Reports on federal Hague Convention child abduction cases By Joel R. Brandes.

http://joelbrandes.blogspot.com/
  • May 1

    Mendoza v. Pascual, 2015 WL 1880309 (S.D.Ga.)

    Mendoza v. Pascual, 2015 WL 1880309 (S.D.Ga.)
    [Mexico] [Federal & State Judicial Remedies][Temporary Restraining Order] In Mendoza v. Pascual, 2015 WL 1880309 (S.D.Ga.) Petitioner filed a Petition Under the Hague Convention Seeking Return of the parties Child to Petitioner in Mexico…
  • May 1

    Alcala v. Hernandez, 2015 WL 1893291 (D.S.C.) [Mexico] [Federal & State Judicial Remedies][Testimony by Video]

    Alcala v. Hernandez, 2015 WL 1893291 (D.S.C.) [Mexico] [Federal & State Judicial Remedies][Testimony by Video]
    In Alcala v. Hernandez, 2015 WL 1893291 (D.S.C.) the Petitioner, a citizen of Mexico currently residing in Cosolapa, Oaxaca, Mexico, brought the federal court action to secure the return of his two  children, F.C.G., his nine-year old…
  • May 1

    Pliego v. Hayes, 2015 WL 1893426 (W.D.Ky.)[Turkey] [Costs and expenses]

    Pliego v. Hayes, 2015 WL 1893426 (W.D.Ky.)[Turkey] [Costs and expenses]
    In Pliego v. Hayes, 2015 WL 1893426 (W.D.Ky.) the court granted Petitioner’s request for an Order directing that the parties' minor child be returned to Turkey. The petitioner filed a motion for attorneys fees requesting attorney's…
Rank this Week: 649

Fort Lauderdale Divorce Lawyer…

Fort Lauderdale Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, custody, and child support. By Sandy T. Fox, P.A.

http://www.fortlauderdaledivorcelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 819

Updates in Michigan Family Law

Updates in Michigan Family Law

Covers adoption, annulment, child abuse, child custody and support, cohabitation, property division, domestic violence, divorce and separation. By Jeanne Hannah.

http://jeannehannah.typepad.com/blog_jeanne_hannah_traver/
  • Apr 27

    Domestic Violence | Pulitzer Prize-Winning Investigative Reporting

    Domestic Violence | Pulitzer Prize-Winning Investigative Reporting
    The Post and Courier of Charleston, S.C., with a staff of about 80 and a daily circulation of 85,000, won the most prestigious of the Pulitzer Prizes for journalism awarded on Monday, a Gold Medal for Public Service reportage. The 7-part…
  • Apr 24

    Service of Process by Facebook or Email?

    Service of Process by Facebook or Email?
    Should courts allow service of process by Facebook or other social media, by text, or by email? Some might Should courts allow service of process by Facebook orother social media, by text, or by email? Some might say, “Well why not? So many…
  • Apr 24

    Home Alone | Part VII | Age Restrictions By State

    Home Alone | Part VII | Age Restrictions By State
    Since 2007, I've been blogging about parents leaving children home alone. Part VI of that series explains how to assess readiness of a child or children to be left alone and also provides links to the earlier posts in this...
Rank this Week: 624

Indiana Injury and Family Lawyer…

Indiana Injury and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury, drug recalls, product hazards and family law. By Padove Law.

http://www.indianainjuryandfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Indiana Divorce Often Stems From Major Life Challenges, Change

    Indiana Divorce Often Stems From Major Life Challenges, Change
    While most of us get married believing the union is going to weather life's storms, the reality is those storms get the best of many of us. Some of the major life changes that often precede divorce include:IllnessJob changesHaving…
  • Apr 5

    Ball State University v. Irons - Parent Seeks Tuition Payment From Divorce Settlement

    Ball State University v. Irons - Parent Seeks Tuition Payment From Divorce Settlement
    Indiana law allows parents to seek modification of child support such that the other parent be responsible to pay a portion of the child's post-secondary education expenses, even though the child is no longer legally a minor. In the case of…
  • Mar 20

    Stacy M. v. Jason M. - No Termination of Child Support Without Termination of Right

    Stacy M. v. Jason M. - No Termination of Child Support Without Termination of Right
    If ever a father questions the paternity of a child, it may be best to address those suspicions early on. Failure to do may result in a situation similar to what plaintiff in Stacy M. v. Jason M. faced in a family law dispute before the…
Rank this Week: 669

Fathers' Rights

Fathers' Rights

Educates fathers going through divorce and custody cases on how to preserve their rights and maintain healthy relationships with their children. By Regina I. Edwards.

http://georgiafathersrights.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    Regina Edwards selected again to…

    Regina Edwards selected again to SuperLawyers Rising Stars for 2015.Edwards & Associates is pleased to announce that managing partner Regina I. Edwards has again been elected to the 2015 Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Stars list in the area…
  • Dec 22

    Parenting During the Holiday

    Parenting During the Holiday
    Parenting During the HolidaysThe holidays can be challenging for even the most organized and simple families.  The addition of new families and households can be even more overwhelming.  Add in a visit with your ex and your holidays…
  • Nov 23

    Custodial Parents Moving Away

    Custodial Parents Moving Away
    Custodial Parents Moving AwayAfter a divorce or a custody battle, it is not uncommon for one of the ex-spouses to choose to move away from the place where the couple made their home.  Whether the reason is to be closer to family or to…
Rank this Week: 689

Family Law Topics

Family Law Topics

Covers family and divorce law. By Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP.

http://www.familylawtopics.com/
Rank this Week: 834

Divorce Law Journal

Divorce Law Journal

Covers adoptions, business valuation, collaborative family law, debt division, grandparent visitation, maintenance, relocation and same sex issues. By Diana L. Skaggs.

http://louisvilledivorce.typepad.com/info/
Rank this Week: 625

Australian Divorce Blog

Australian Divorce Blog

Covers family law and divorce in Australia. By Stephen Page.

http://australiandivorce.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 17

    Impacts of domestic violence: Bryce taskforce

    Impacts of domestic violence: Bryce taskforce
    The Bryce task force set out the impacts of domestic and family violence:At the extreme end of domestic and family violence is homicide. The National Homicide Monitoring Program reported that, between 2010-11 and 2011-12, 39%, or…
  • Mar 16

    Defining domestic and family violence: Bryce report

    Defining domestic and family violence: Bryce report
    The Bryce report provides an excellent discussion of what is domestic violence and family violence:Domestic violence, also called intimate partner violence, occurs in a variety of forms including physical, emotional, and economic violence…
  • Mar 15

    The history of domestic violence reforms in Queensland: Bryce report

    The history of domestic violence reforms in Queensland: Bryce report
    Quentin Bryce's task force sets out a good history of how domestic violence has been tackled in Queensland (and Australia):Domestic violence is not new. It spans history, countries, and cultures, and has profound impacts on…
Rank this Week: 680

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

Covers Massachusetts family and divorce law. By Nancy R. Van Tine.

http://www.massachusettsdivorcelawmonitor.com/
  • Feb 3

    3 Cases That Significantly Impact Alimony Law

    3 Cases That Significantly Impact Alimony Law
    Hi there, As promised, here is an in-depth explanation of the new decisions from the Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) on the Alimony Reform Act, by my talented and knowledgeable partner, Robin Lynch Nardone. Best, Nancy On January…
  • Jan 30

    Breaking News on Alimony Law!

    Breaking News on Alimony Law!
    Hi there, The Supreme Judicial Court has just rendered its decision on the modification of judgements on alimony for cases that predate the Alimony Reform Act. Decisions on three cases, Chin v. Merriot (SJC 11715), Rodman v. Rodman (SJC…
  • Dec 23

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday
    Hi there, As Hanukkah draws to a close and Christmas begins, may you and your families have a wonderful and healthy holiday season. See you in 2015! Best, Nancy  
Rank this Week: 707

Connecticut Lesbian and Gay Law

Connecticut Lesbian and Gay Law

Covers gay marriage, civil unions, and step-parent and co-parent adoptions. By Irene C. Olszewski.

http://ctlgbtlaw.wordpress.com
  • Jan 24

    Colorado Civil Unions Bill Passes Senate

    Colorado Civil Unions Bill Passes Senate
    Yesterday,  a Colorado Senate committee voted 3-2 to pass Senate Bill 11, which would legalize civil unions for same-sex couples in that state.  The bill was opposed by Republicans in that vote.  The bill will now be heard by…
  • Jan 24

    Colorado Civil Unions Bill Passes Senate

    Colorado Civil Unions Bill Passes Senate
    Yesterday,  a Colorado Senate committee voted 3-2 to pass Senate Bill 11, which would legalize civil unions for same-sex couples in that state.  The bill was opposed by Republicans in that vote.  The bill will now be heard by…
  • Jan 23

    Connecticut Legislature Confirms First Openly Gay Supreme Court Justice

    Connecticut Legislature Confirms First Openly Gay Supreme Court Justice
    Earlier today, the Connecticut General Assembly confirmed Andrew J. McDonald, a Democratic state senator, as the first openly gay justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court. The Senate voted 30-3 to confirm McDonald while the House voted…
Rank this Week: 811

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • May 5

    Will I Be Responsible for My Spouse's Taxes?

    Will I Be Responsible for My Spouse's Taxes?
    When our clients file for divorce, we are often asked, "Do I have to pay my spouse's California income taxes?" When you file a joint tax return with your spouse, you are both responsible for paying the taxes, interests and penalties. If you…
  • May 4

    Rediscovering Yourself After Divorce

    Rediscovering Yourself After Divorce
    It's not uncommon for people going through a divorce to feel as if they've hit rock bottom. They feel like they lost themselves in the divorce, as if they lost their confidence, and as if they were broken. While these are perfectly natural…
  • May 1

    How to Get Your Divorce Right

    How to Get Your Divorce Right
    If you're getting divorced, perhaps your marriage wasn't a raging success, but there's a good chance that you got some great kids out of it. The divorce on the other hand, can be successful if you play your cards right. Divorce for most…
Rank this Week: 1045

New York Personal Injury Lawyer…

New York Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkinjurylawyer247blog.com/
  • May 5

    Defendants move for summary judgment

    Defendants move for summary judgment
    Defendants move for summary judgment dismissing the plaintiff's action. Upon a review of the moving papers and opposition submitted thereto the motions are granted. The plaintiff, in an unrelated accident, suffered a traumatic brain injury…
  • May 3

    CPLR §5501

    CPLR §5501
    A Bronx Trip and Fall Lawyer said that, third party defendant moves pursuant to CPLR §4404 and §5501, to reduce the damages awarded to the plaintiff, after a jury trial, contending that the award is excessive and materially deviates…
  • May 1

    Lawrence Hospital Center

    Lawrence Hospital Center
    A Bronx Birth Injury Lawyer said that, plaintiff, on her and her deceased daughter's behalf, sues defendants for medical malpractice and the daughter's wrongful death. The remaining defendants, defendant and Lawrence Hospital Center,…
Rank this Week: 1087

Pennsylvania Family Law

Pennsylvania Family Law

Updates, events, and useful tips surrounding family law issues. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://pafamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • May 5

    ATTORNEYS’ FEES AS SANCTIONS; IT TAKES AN ATTORNEY AND A HEARING

    ATTORNEYS’ FEES AS SANCTIONS; IT TAKES AN ATTORNEY AND A HEARING
    Lowe v. Lowe 2015 Pa. Super. 35 On September 20, 2013 a Father files a Motion (sic) to Modify a Custody Order.  A hearing is scheduled that same day in Allegheny County on November 14.  Mother is pro se.  Father is…
  • May 1

    PRE MARITAL AGREEMENTS ARE NOT ALWAYS CONSISTENT WITH CHURCH LAW

    PRE MARITAL AGREEMENTS ARE NOT ALWAYS CONSISTENT WITH CHURCH LAW
    We have had a recent spate of pre-marital agreement requests from folks who adhere to Roman Catholicism as their faith.  This creates a rather ticklish situation because for better or worse many American Catholics don’t pay close…
  • Apr 28

    MUST COURTS DECIDE EVERYTHING?

    MUST COURTS DECIDE EVERYTHING?
    Today a news outlet called NJ.com reported a recent 37 page decision by a New Jersey trial court adjudicating the question of whether a Father had legal authority to stop the mother of his eleven year old daughter  from taking the child…
Rank this Week: 1179

California Divorce Blawg

California Divorce Blawg

Covers current events in divorce. By John E. Harding.

http://www.hardinglaw.com/blog
  • May 5

    2015 AAML Symposium A Success!

    2015 AAML Symposium A Success!
    I had the privilege this past weekend of speaking (along with my buddy Ron Granberg) at the annual symposium put on by the Northern California Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. For three glorious days over 200…
  • Apr 30

    Listen to the Supreme Court arguments on the issue of same sex marriage

    Listen to the Supreme Court arguments on the issue of same sex marriage
    The U.S. Supreme Court still operates in relative secrecy. There are no cameras. There are no live feeds of the Court’s proceedings. If you want to hear it live, you have to stand in line and get a seat in the courtroom when an oral…
  • Apr 21

    The Destination Divorce

    The Destination Divorce
    I have just read a fascinating article at Quartz (qz.com) regarding the destination divorce. Here is the set up from the article. Before no-fault divorce, getting a divorce was much more burdensome. “In general, before no-fault, you…
Rank this Week: 879

Domestic Diversions

Domestic Diversions

Covers relationships, families and family law.

http://domesticdiversions.com
  • May 5

    Writing “longer, easier to understand — and grumpier” court decision

    Writing “longer, easier to understand — and grumpier” court decision
    The New York Times notes three trends in U.S. Supreme Court opinions (length, clarity, tone) and references Brown v. Board of Education’s 4,000 words with Citizens United’s 48,000 words. The article discusses a linguistic…
  • Apr 19

    The evolving future of marriage

    The evolving future of marriage
    In case number 14-571 , the U.S. Supreme Court is considering the case of Michigan residents April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse. Arguments are scheduled for April 28th, and a decision is expected by late June. The briefs submitted to the Supreme…
  • Apr 16

    From courtroom to the capitol: Fathers rights in custody case

    From courtroom to the capitol: Fathers rights in custody case
    The Wall Street Journal covers the push for legislation in about 20 states to give fathers more child custody rights in divorce cases.
Rank this Week: 1184

International Family Law

International Family Law

Covers international divorce law, international child custody, international child abduction and international prenuptial agreements. By Jeremy Morley.

http://www.internationalfamilylawfirm.com/
  • May 4

    ROMANIAN VIOLATION OF THE HAGUE ABDUCTION CONVENTION

    ROMANIAN VIOLATION OF THE HAGUE ABDUCTION CONVENTION
    Jeremy D. MorleyIn the case of Ferrari v. Romania, the European Court of Human Rights (Third Section), (Application no. 1714/10) has ruled (judgment dated 28 April 2015) that Romania violated Article 8 of the European Convention for the…
  • May 1

    English Suspicion of Prenuptial Agreement

    English Suspicion of Prenuptial Agreement
    Jeremy D. MorleyThe legal status of prenuptial agreements in England remains far from clear.In the leading case, Radmacher v. Granatino, the U.K. Supreme Court in 2010 upheld the terms of a German marriage contract but it very carefully…
  • Apr 28

    Swedish Divorce Jurisdiction

    Swedish Divorce Jurisdiction
    Jeremy D. Morley[1]Swedish courts have divorce jurisdiction as provided in the European Union's Brussels II bis regulation, if:          a. Both spouses are habitually resident in Sweden;…
Rank this Week: 1093

Missouri Divorce and Family Law…

Missouri Divorce and Family Law Blog

Covers alimony/maintenance, bankruptcy, child support, custody and visitation, divorce, paternity, property division and taxes. By Mark Wortman.

http://familylaw.mwortmanlaw.com/
  • May 4

    Domestic Partnership does not constitute marriage for termination of spousal support (aka alimony)

    Domestic Partnership does not constitute marriage for termination of spousal support (aka alimony)
    Recent case: Missouri law states that remarriage terminates spousal support unless expressly agreed or ordered otherwise. Domestic partnership does not qualify for this purpose. Ex-Husband appeals the circuit court’s judgment denying…
  • Apr 27

    No spousal support (alimony) award that leaves paying spouse negative income

    No spousal support (alimony) award that leaves paying spouse negative income
    Recent Case: Trial Court error in awarding Wife spousal support amount that left Husband with negative budget, Court must also consider Wife’s ability to contribute Husband appeals from the trial Court’s judgment awarding $1,000…
  • Apr 6

    Employer required to garnish child support

    Employer required to garnish child support
    Recent case: Employer is required by law to comply with child support wage garnishment orders from the Family Support Division The employer of a father ordered to pay child support appeals the trial court’s judgments in favor of the…
Rank this Week: 856

Givens Law Group Family Law Blog

Givens Law Group Family Law Blog

Covers all aspects of Family Law in Florida.

http://www.familylawfirmflorida.com/Blog_System/Recent_Blog_Posts/RSS.xml
  • May 4

    Partial Settlement Agreements, part 2

    Partial Settlement Agreements, part 2
    Recently, in the case of Porter v. Porter, the Second District Court of Appeal decided an issue regarding a partial settlement agreement in a family law case. In this case, the husband and wife had two vehicles, a Malibu and an Acadia.…
  • Apr 28

    Alimony Reform

    Alimony Reform
    One of the most highly followed bills in the 2015 Florida Legislative session, (by Family Law attorneys), is regarding alimony reform. Currently (as of April 28, 2015), there are similar, but different bills in both houses of the Florida…
  • Apr 27

    Partial Settlement Agreements, part 1

    Partial Settlement Agreements, part 1
    At some point in almost every divorce case, you and your spouse will attend a settlement or mediation conference. The purpose of attending such a conference is to settle the case and avoid the expense and stress of a trial. While most…
Rank this Week: 1174

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

Covers family law and criminal law in Canada. By Georgialee Lang.

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • May 3

    The Client From Hell

    The Client From Hell
    In the mid-2000’s Toronto police officer Richard Wills, pulled off the most masterfully cunning manipulation of Ontario’s justice system and shockingly, got away it, mainly because nobody cared enough to pay attention. The refrain…
  • Apr 30

    The Vexatious Litigant

    The Vexatious Litigant
    Dr. Valery Fabrikant was an unstable, temperamental, and frustrated engineering professor at Concordia University in Montreal when he slaughtered four of his colleagues in 1992. Acting as his own lawyer, he sabotaged his case at trial,…
  • Apr 23

    Family Law Nightmare: Alienated Teens Disappear, Mom Says She Knows Nothing

    Family Law Nightmare: Alienated Teens Disappear, Mom Says She Knows Nothing
    Legal experts say that most spouses settle their matrimonial differences consensually despite resentment and hard feelings that linger, yet for the sake of their children and their sensible desire to avoid court proceedings and the enormous…
Rank this Week: 955

Family Lore

Family Lore

Covers child support, divorce, property and chiildren. By John Boich.

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • May 1

    Bank Holiday reading

    Bank Holiday reading
    Whether you agree with it or not, May Day bank holiday is almost upon us (personally, I think its purpose is to celebrate a certain person's birthday). Why not while it away reading Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog,…
  • Apr 30

    Unpunished

    Unpunished
    An impressive video from Women's Aid, as part of their Football United Against Domestic Violence campaign:(H/T to @rights_info)
  • Apr 29

    RightsInfo

    RightsInfo
    I meant to post about this last week, but didn't get around to it. If you haven't heard of it already, RightsInfo is an excellent new website which explains about human rights, with the intention of correcting the misinformation about human…
Rank this Week: 1152

Dallas Divorce Law Blog

Dallas Divorce Law Blog

Provides news and updates on Texas family law issues. By O'Neil Attorneys.

http://www.dallastxdivorce.com/
  • Apr 30

    Tribute to Judge James Martin, presiding Dallas family court judge

    Tribute to Judge James Martin, presiding Dallas family court judge
    On Sunday, April 19, 2015, the Dallas Family Courts lost one of their own. Presiding Judge James Martin lost his battle with lymphoma, leaving behind a legacy of advocacy for children. Judge Martin was elected to the Dallas Family Court bench…
  • Apr 28

    Historic day for marriage equality

    Historic day for marriage equality
    I believe that we will look back on today’s arguments before the US Supreme Court as one of the landmark historic days for civil rights in of our time. Today, the Court will hear arguments in the case named Obergefell v. Hodges —…
  • Apr 23

    Admission of text messages into evidence, predicate

    Admission of text messages into evidence, predicate
    Text messages are becoming a more frequent piece of evidence in Texas divorce cases. Dallas family lawyers and those around the state must offer a predicate to authenticate a text message before it will be accepted into evidence. This means…
Rank this Week: 1201

California Family Law Paralegal

California Family Law Paralegal

Features legal information, stories and cases related to California family law. By Lori Paul.

http://californiafamilylawparalegal.com/
  • Apr 23

    SERVICE OF LEGAL DOCUMENTS ON FACEBOOK? IT HAPPENS IN NEW YORK!!

    SERVICE OF LEGAL DOCUMENTS ON FACEBOOK? IT HAPPENS IN NEW YORK!!
    In case you haven’t heard, a New York judge ordered that a Wife could serve her Husband on Facebook with her divorce documents.  This was only done after the Wife could show that she had no other way to serve Husband, as he had no…
  • Feb 19

    OREGON COUPLE CHARGED WITH MURDER IN INFANT’S STARVATION DEATH

    OREGON COUPLE CHARGED WITH MURDER IN INFANT’S STARVATION DEATH
    As reported by NBC News and the Associated Press, an Oregon couple has been charged with murder after their infant son starved to death, police said. Amanda Hancock, 22, and Stephen Williams Jr., 27, of Glendale, Oregon, were arrested Tuesday…
  • Feb 12

    Cockatoo mimics Fighting Divorcing Couple

    Cockatoo mimics Fighting Divorcing Couple
    In an article in Today Pets, Elaine Sigmon, of Maiden, North Carolina, adopted the melodramatic bird about a month and a half ago. In the market for a new pet, she and her husband, Don, had visited a German shepherd breeder named Neil…
Rank this Week: 1131

New Jersey Family Law

New Jersey Family Law

Covers divorce, mediation, arbitration and litigation. By Charles C. Abut.

http://njdivorceblog.typepad.com/new_jersey_divorce_law_me/
Rank this Week: 859

Ontario Family Law Blog

Ontario Family Law Blog

Covers family law and collaborative team practice issues. By Galbraith Family Law.

http://www.ontariofamilylawblog.com
  • Apr 13

    Kids and Divorce

    Kids and Divorce
    By Toni Nieuwhof You may have come to the point where you admit to yourself that your marriage is over. You haven't admitted it to anyone else because you were trying to make it work for the sake of your kids. But despite your best efforts to…
  • Mar 24

    Divorce Fear

    Divorce Fear
    By Thea Cameron, Lawyer Separation and Divorce: these words bring up feelings of pain, disappointment, fear, and uncertainty.   Are you worried about the way this will impact your children, and what the financial…
  • Feb 3

    Reducing Family Conflict

    Reducing Family Conflict
     “We don’t agree on much, but we want to protect the kids” By Toni Nieuwhof Does this sound familiar?  Parental conflict in a family may be high whether you’re separating, living separate and…
Rank this Week: 935

Divorce And Mediation Blog

Divorce And Mediation Blog

Covers recent family and divorce law news and events. By Paul Daniel Marks.

http://www.divorceandmediationblog.com/
  • Dec 22

    Family Law Lawyers' Vacation, Problem

    Family Law Lawyers' Vacation, Problem
    As family law lawyers, we are used to emergencies - goes with the territory. Judges like to say that sorting out Christmas visitation is not an emergency, since it always comes at the same time every year. Well, that doesn't stop clients. …
  • Aug 14

    Absurdities in the Gay Marriage Debate....

    Absurdities in the Gay Marriage Debate....
    Regardless of one's position on gay rights, every thinking being has to admit that married people need to have a place to get divorced when their marriage falls apart and they meet the standards for divorce in their home state. If they…
  • Jul 11

    Shasta Superior Court Family Judge Gibson Denies Existence of Constitution

    Shasta Superior Court Family Judge Gibson Denies Existence of Constitution
    OK, so the headline is a slight exaggeration, but the effect is the same: Shasta's Judge Gary Gibson doesn't seem to think you have a Constitutional right to refuse to be a witness against yourself, and God protect the attorney who tells you…
Rank this Week: 865

Law Blog

Law Blog

By Foreman & Caraciolo, P.C.

http://www.theharrisburglawyers.com/law-blog/
  • May 9

    Do Grandparents have Standing to Pursue Custody of a Grandchild?

    Do Grandparents have Standing to Pursue Custody of a Grandchild?
    Does Grandmother who has been involved in her Grandchild’s life since birth, who has been a babysitter and substantially aided in raising the child, including periods when the Mother and Child lived with her, but has not had custody of…
  • May 8

    Pennsylvania State Police Lack Standing to Pursue SORNA Appeal

    Pennsylvania State Police Lack Standing to Pursue SORNA Appeal
    The Pennsylvania State Police filed seventy-three (73) appeals to the Superior Court after the Commonwealth and defendants in those cases entered into negotiated plea agreements which would alter registration requirements the defendants would…
  • May 8

    Can you Legally Spank your Children in Pennsylvania?

    Can you Legally Spank your Children in Pennsylvania?
    Our Commonwealth has long recognized the parental right to use corporal punishment.  This parental right is specifically protected by statute and specifies that the use of force on a minor is justified if that person is either the parent…
Rank this Week: 1031