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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: 125

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/
Rank this Week: 241

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
  • 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…
  • Oct 31

    Guardianship of Minor Children: Your Questions Answered!

    Guardianship of Minor Children: Your Questions Answered!
    Obtaining guardianship of a minor can be complicated, especially if you're not familiar with the legal procedures involved in the process. To help set your mind at ease about the process, the Law Offices of Scott David Stewart answers some…
  • Aug 22

    Phoenix Legal Blog

    Phoenix Legal Blog
    Welcome to the new blog for the Law Offices of Scott David Stewart! Our Phoenix attorneys believe in making sense out of complicated situations, and we are eager to provide you with the information you need to understand your case. Most of…
Rank this Week: 257

Orange County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Orange County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Cover California divorce and family law issues. By The Law Office Of David P. Schwarz.

http://www.orangecountydivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    Kordell Stewart Awarded Primary Physical Custody of Son

    Kordell Stewart Awarded Primary Physical Custody of Son
    On January 28, Stewart and LaeTania Richardson reached an agreement to share joint custody of their son Syre, with the former NFL star getting primary physical custody. In explosive 2011 court papers filed in Georgia, Stewart fought for…
  • Apr 14

    Divorce for Andrew Dice Clay

    Divorce for Andrew Dice Clay
    Andrew Dice Clay and his wife, Valerie, are friendly divorcees. Brooklyn-born comedian Andrew Dice Clay and his wife Valerie Silverstein recently ended their four-year marriage, but theirs isn't another messy Hollywood divorce. "The word…
  • Apr 11

    How to Protect Assets During Divorce

    How to Protect Assets During Divorce
    Divorce is costly. It can take a lot from you emotionally and, of course, financially. We can't offer advice on how to protect your heart, but there are some steps you should take to protect your finances. Separate Yourself Even if you…
Rank this Week: 292

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/
  • Jan 8

    What’s the Difference Between Physical and Legal Custody in Minnesota?

    What’s the Difference Between Physical and Legal Custody in Minnesota?
    The phrase “custody” is used to describe the obligations, and rights, of parents regarding the care of their children. Child custody issues come about when an unmarried couple has a child together, or when married parents get a…
  • Oct 30

    I Was Rushed Into Signing A Prenuptial Agreement, Is It Valid?

    I Was Rushed Into Signing A Prenuptial Agreement, Is It Valid?
    Did you sign a prenuptial agreement and it felt a bit rushed? Did you not have time to adequately read the terms of the agreement? Were you coerced into signing the agreement? It can be difficult to have a prenuptial agreement thrown out,…
  • Oct 30

    I Was Rushed Into Signing A Prenuptial Agreement, Is It Valid?

    I Was Rushed Into Signing A Prenuptial Agreement, Is It Valid?
    Did you sign a prenuptial agreement and it felt a bit rushed? Did you not have time to adequately read the terms of the agreement? Were you coerced into signing the agreement? It can be difficult to have a prenuptial agreement thrown out,…
Rank this Week: 315

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Apr 16

    Can My Wife Keep Kids From Me While I Serve in Iraq?

    Can My Wife Keep Kids From Me While I Serve in Iraq?
    Question:I am currently working in Iraq. My wife has told me she is moving out of our home and filing for a divorce.She has told me that a judge will not allow me to have our kids for more than seven days at a time. I have changed my schedule…
  • Apr 15

    DadsDivorce Live: Are Divorce Rates Higher Among Baby Boomers?

    DadsDivorce Live: Are Divorce Rates Higher Among Baby Boomers?
    Pepper Schwartz has written nearly 20 books, including her most recent work "The Normal Bar." Recently, she wrote an article for CNN that explores increasing divorce rates among the Baby Boomers generation.Schwartz, a sociology professor at…
  • Apr 14

    Ex-Spouse's Name on Deed to the House: What Does That Mean for Me?

    Ex-Spouse's Name on Deed to the House: What Does That Mean for Me?
    Question:I purchased property in 1987 and improved it with a two-story home and a two-story garage prior to being married in 1998. I did not put my spouse's named on the deed until 2002. My spouse left and filed for divorce in 2013.Read…
Rank this Week: 427

New York Divorce Report

New York Divorce Report

Covers child custody, child support, divorce, equitable distribution, marriage, spousal maintenance, and visitation. By Daniel E. Clement.

http://divorce.clementlaw.com/
  • Apr 11

    Proof That Bad Conduct Hurts You in Your New York Divorce

    Proof That Bad Conduct Hurts You in Your New York Divorce
    “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you,” particularly if you are getting divorced in New York. While that seems like common sense, some parties resort to a scorched earth strategy to divorce; they want all the marital property…
  • Apr 3

    Is Conscious Uncoupling Just a Pretentious Way of Saying You Are Getting Divorced?

    Is Conscious Uncoupling Just a Pretentious Way of Saying You Are Getting Divorced?
    Having practiced divorce and family law in New York for most of my legal career, I thought is odd that I had never heard the term “Conscious Uncoupling” before. Through my years of experience, I have litigated divorces,…
  • Apr 2

    What Do I Do If My Child Does Not Want To Have Visitation With My Ex?

    What Do I Do If My Child Does Not Want To Have Visitation With My Ex?
    It is that familiar scene -your ex pulls up to your house to pick up the children, only your child starts crying, “I don’t want to go. I want to stay here with you.” What do you do? Your job is to encourage your child to…
Rank this Week: 425

The Divorce Blog

The Divorce Blog

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

http://www.totaldivorce.com/blog
  • Mar 7

    Amanda Sheppard Divorces Bryan Ferry

    Amanda Sheppard Divorces Bryan Ferry
    By Mary Ann Gorman After being married for a bit over 2 years, Amanda Sheppard, 31, filed divorce paperwork on the grounds that Bryan Ferry, 68, has continuously unreasonable behavior. District Judge Gibson solidified the couples’…
  • Jan 24

    Divorce Finalized for Jane Lynch

    Divorce Finalized for Jane Lynch
    By Mary Ann Gorman Jane Lynch and her now ex-wife, Dr. Lara Embry, have finalized the divorce they filed for in July (2013). The reason for divorce was cited as “irreconcilable differences” but the two remain…
  • Dec 13

    Utah Divorce Class Proposal

    Utah Divorce Class Proposal
    By Mary Ann Gorman For parents going through a divorce, Utah currently has a state mandated, in-person, divorce orientation course. The belief of many is that when someone files for divorce, divorce is inevitable. The belief of some is that…
Rank this Week: 428

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: 418

California Divorce Blawg

California Divorce Blawg

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

http://www.hardinglaw.com/blog
  • Apr 14

    Understanding the Divorce Proce

    Understanding the Divorce Proce
    No two divorces are exactly alike. Every marital breakup has unique legal, financial, and/or parenting issues, which require their own resolution strategies. However, every divorce undergoes the same general journey from initiation to…
  • Apr 2

    IAML European Chapter Meeting

    IAML European Chapter Meeting
    As a Fellow in the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers I have the rare privilege of associating with some of the world’s preeminent family law lawyers.  Case in point, I have recently returned from the IAML’s…
  • Mar 14

    Navigating the Law: The Art of the Deal

    Navigating the Law: The Art of the Deal
    Most divorces end not with a bang, but with a whimper. After months or even years of negotiating, spouses reach agreements without anyone ever setting foot in a courthouse. This article tries to help you reach this goal quickly, saving tens…
Rank this Week: 463

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 15

    Collaborative Process and Religious Values in Tampa Bay

    Collaborative Process and Religious Values in Tampa Bay
    A friend of mine, leading Tampa Bay collaborative attorney, and fellow member of Next Generation Divorce George Melendez recently wrote a blog post after he and I had a discussion on how collaborative family law practice can help members…
  • Apr 12

    Bay News 9 Video: Collaborative Divorce in Tampa Bay

    Bay News 9 Video: Collaborative Divorce in Tampa Bay
    I strongly believe that the traditional adversarial courtroom divorce is destructive to families, and so I am a strong proponent of the private, respectful collaborative divorce process.  I am also president of a local collaborative…
  • Apr 3

    Tampa Limited Scope Representation FAQ

    Tampa Limited Scope Representation FAQ
    What is limited scope representation? Limited scope representation (also known as unbundled legal services) is a cost-effective method of obtaining an attorney’s help on specific tasks and not paying for services you do not want or…
Rank this Week: 517

Australian Divorce Blog

Australian Divorce Blog

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

http://australiandivorce.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    Documents in family law cases can make all the difference

    Documents in family law cases can make all the difference
    One of the differences between social workers and lawyers is that social workers like to listen to people, while lawyers like to use documents. Documents at times can damn someone’s case in court. Many years ago I acted for a mother who…
  • Mar 25

    Avoid the tax slug when you do a family law property settlement

    Avoid the tax slug when you do a family law property settlement
    “The ATO’s slugged me $9,000!” said my new client when she came to see me. “How rich! All I did was a property settlement with my ex.”All of which was true, but what I soon discovered was that my client had not…
  • Mar 24

    Attention to detail wins Family Court case

    Attention to detail wins Family Court case
    I have lost count of the number of cases where my attention to detail made all the difference to whether my client was successful or not in a case. For example, a father swore that his criminal history was attached to his affidavit. When I…
Rank this Week: 491

Law Blog

Law Blog

By Foreman & Caraciolo, P.C.

http://www.theharrisburglawyers.com/law-blog/
  • Apr 15

    Commonwealth Court Scrutinizes NCAA

    Commonwealth Court Scrutinizes NCAA
    What a couple of weeks it has been for the National Collegiate Athletic Association.  Still reeling from a Labor Relations Board determination that private college football players are employees of the college and may elect to organize…
  • Apr 10

    Legal Cannabis in Pennsylvania

    Legal Cannabis in Pennsylvania
    On January 15, 2014, Senator Folmer introduced Senate bill 1182  providing for the medial use of cannabis in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  This bill provides for the lawful possession of “no more than one ounce of usable…
  • Mar 12

    Do Fathers Have Child Custody Rights Before the Birth of the Child?

    Do Fathers Have Child Custody Rights Before the Birth of the Child?
    A New Jersey Court recently tackled an issue which arises sometimes early on in custody cases.  A presumed father wanted to be present for the birth of his child.  The mother said no, and the court ruled in her favor in the first…
Rank this Week: 572

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/
Rank this Week: 652

Rochester Family Lawyer Blog

Rochester Family Lawyer Blog

Covers child support, domestic relations, and family law in New York. By Alexander Korotkin.

http://rochesterfamilylawyer.korotkinlaw.com
  • Mar 23

    Transmutation of Separate Property into Marital Property

    Transmutation of Separate Property into Marital Property
    One of the basic theories in equitable distribution and divorce litigation is that of transmutation. Transmutation theory holds that by their actions, the parties are able to modify the status of the property they own from separate property…
  • Feb 2

    Minors and Rescission of Acknowledgment of Paternity

    Minors and Rescission of Acknowledgment of Paternity
    A recent bill signed into law by Governor Cuomo, allows minors who acknowledged paternity of their children to have a brief period of time when they turn 18 to seek to rescind that acknowledgment . Family Court Act §516-a will…
  • Oct 26

    Update on Duration of Maintenance

    Update on Duration of Maintenance
    When New York Legislature passed the “no-fault” divorce statute in 2010, it created a formula for calculating temporary spousal maintenance under DRL §236[B]5-a. However, it did not set forth a formula or…
Rank this Week: 631

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: 691

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Professor Andrea B. Carrol of the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University and Professor Margaret Ryznar of Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Apr 16

    Adoption Case in NY

    Adoption Case in NY
    From the New York Law Journal: A Queens man may legally adopt his husband's biological twins even though they were born to a woman under a surrogacy agreement that is illegal in New York state, a Family Court judge determined....
  • Apr 15

    College Debt Division at Divorce

    College Debt Division at Divorce
    From the Wall Street Journal: In many states, divorce courts have the discretion to divide marital property in a holistic way. That means that if the educational debt is considered marital property, they have the option of taking into…
  • Apr 14

    Fighting Divorce

    Fighting Divorce
    From the Washington Post: For years, social conservatives have been fighting to prevent certain people from getting married. But they’re waging a parallel battle, too: Trying to keep married couples together. In cooperation with the Family…
Rank this Week: 756

NJ Family Legal Blog

NJ Family Legal Blog

Covers New Jersey family law. By Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://njfamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Apr 15

    SHOULD YOU LEAVE WITHOUT BUTTONING DOWN THE DEAL?

    SHOULD YOU LEAVE WITHOUT BUTTONING DOWN THE DEAL?
    During the current football free agent season, you hear the pundits frequently say that if you get a free agent that you want to sign in your building, don’t let him leave without a deal.  Why?  You don’t want them to…
  • Apr 15

    REDEFINING YOUR EXODUS: WHAT DIVORCING COUPLES CAN LEARN FROM ARRANGED MARRIAGES

    REDEFINING YOUR EXODUS: WHAT DIVORCING COUPLES CAN LEARN FROM ARRANGED MARRIAGES
    Passover begins this Monday night.  It is the commemoration of Jewish liberation from slavery in ancient Egypt. Some call it the season of freedom; many believe that, with the thawing of winter and transition into spring, it is a time to…
  • Apr 9

    KILL THE GOOSE THAT LAID THE GOLDEN EGG AT YOUR OWN PERIL!

    KILL THE GOOSE THAT LAID THE GOLDEN EGG AT YOUR OWN PERIL!
    We see it all of the time.  Your spouse cheated and more than that, spent a lot of money on that #%!@@@ (add your own derogatory word here.)  Your say that your spouse is a terrible parent, a drunk, an addict, beats you and the…
Rank this Week: 711

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Apr 12

    Divorcee Bites the Hand that Feeds Her

    Divorcee Bites the Hand that Feeds Her
    We all know that it is unwise to “bite the hand that feeds you”. What that means in divorce litigation is that it would be foolish to tip off Revenue Canada or the IRS that your spouse is cheating them, at least until you have…
  • Apr 11

    Wife/Mother Uses 357 Magnum to Settle Score

    Wife/Mother Uses 357 Magnum to Settle Score
    Linda Cooney is a woman with a 357 caliber Magnum revolver and a penchant for shooting it. To date she has shot and killed her husband, James Cooney, an event that occurred 23 years ago, and most recently in 2011, her son, Kevin Cooney, who…
  • Apr 6

    Victim’s Voices to be Heard in Canadian Court

    Victim’s Voices to be Heard in Canadian Court
    Cretins, crooks, and convicts beware… the days of focusing on your hurts, habits and hang-ups will soon be superseded by a new Bill of Rights for victims, courtesy of Bill C-32, the Conservative government’s fulfillment of its…
Rank this Week: 692

Atlanta Divorce Attorney Blog

Atlanta Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law issues such as Alimony, Annulment, Divorce, Custody, and Family Law Case updates. By Meriwether & Tharp, LLP.

http://www.atlantadivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 7

    Celebrity Divorce - Ice Skater Johnny Weir

    Celebrity Divorce - Ice Skater Johnny Weir
    The messy and bitter divorce of ice skater Johnny Weir and Victor Voronov has been garnering headlines for weeks. They have continuously slammed each other both in the press and in court documents and can’t seem to agree upon anything…
  • Apr 4

    Celebrity Family Law Chronicles: Simon Cowell

    Celebrity Family Law Chronicles: Simon Cowell
    In a previous post, I discussed the benefits of settling your divorce case versus having a divorce trial where a Judge will decide all issues. An example of why settlement is beneficial can be seen in the case of Simon Cowell and his…
  • Mar 31

    Deposition Etiquette - Justin Bieber

    Deposition Etiquette - Justin Bieber
    If you are involved in a family law case, it is possible that you will have to testify under oath in a deposition, hearing and/or final trial. Testifying under oath in any of these formats can be stressful and may fuel the fire in an already…
Rank this Week: 702

A Child is Missing

A Child is Missing

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

http://joelbrandes.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 666

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/
  • Feb 23

    Violence Against Attorneys Continues to Occur Throughout our Nation

    Violence Against Attorneys Continues to Occur Throughout our Nation
    As I was looking through my news feed on Facebook today, a video of attorney Gerald Curry popped up.  Many of you probably don’t even know who Gerald Curry was, but he became headline news about 11 years ago when he was chased down…
  • Oct 6

    October : Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    October : Domestic Violence Awareness Month
    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and I am proud to have my good friend and colleague Eric G. Young, who is a retired California attorney, as my guest blogger on this personally important subject.  Eric formerly handled family…
  • Sep 22

    Republicans Vote to Cut Food Stamps Affecting Millions of Children

    Republicans Vote to Cut Food Stamps Affecting Millions of Children
    In an article in the New York Times, it was reported that a bill, written under the direction of the House majority leader, Eric Cantor, Republican of Virginia, would cut $40 billion from the food stamp program over the next 10 years.…
Rank this Week: 712

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Apr 16

    Divorce and Taxe

    Divorce and Taxe
    After a divorce, you want to prepare for the possibility of a major financial blow from the IRS. According to Reuters, filing taxes after divorce or separate can be trickier than when you were together, and may result in costly expenses.…
  • Apr 15

    Student Loans After Divorce: Who's Responsible?

    Student Loans After Divorce: Who's Responsible?
    Marriage involves sharing everything, including debt. For many young couples, student loans are a significant debt that will follow a husband or wife into the marriage. According to the Wall Street Journal, in 2012, college students who took…
  • Apr 14

    Considering Collaborative Divorce

    Considering Collaborative Divorce
    Collaborative divorce is an easier way to settle divorce cases. If you are planning to split from your spouse, a collaborative divorce can make the process smoother while keeping your children out of the court room and keeping tension at a…
Rank this Week: 951

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 15

    Daniel v. Daniel - Military Benefits as Marital Property in Divorce

    Daniel v. Daniel - Military Benefits as Marital Property in Divorce
    Those filing for divorce in Hammond against a military spouse should be aware of the fact that unvested military benefits may be considered marital property for purposes of asset division. The issue arose way back in 1981 with the case of…
  • Apr 4

    Termination of Parental Rights in Indiana

    Termination of Parental Rights in Indiana
    The Indiana Supreme Court recently reversed and remanded decisions in two similar family law cases regarding termination of parental rights due to a technical legal error. This means both individuals in question will have the opportunity to…
  • Feb 28

    Transmutation of Non-Marital Property in Indiana Divorce

    Transmutation of Non-Marital Property in Indiana Divorce
    As a general rule, the only property in a divorce proceeding that is subject to division is marital property. The question of what exactly constitutes marital property is one that family courts continue to wrestle with on a daily basis. For…
Rank this Week: 830

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, family law, and landlord-tenant law. By the Law Offices of James V. Sansone.

http://blog.jamessansonelaw.com/
  • Apr 15

    Older Couples Have a Higher Rate of Divorce

    Older Couples Have a Higher Rate of Divorce
    New studies indicate that the social scientists who read data on marriage and divorce rates have been studying the wrong data. According to the Minnesota Population Center, it turns out that more people are splitting up these days, not…
  • Apr 8

    Are Your Unvested Retirement Benefits Community Property?

    Are Your Unvested Retirement Benefits Community Property?
    Are unvested military retirement benefits considered community property? That's the question a trial court dealt with in the divorce case of Daniel v. Daniel. In this case, Christen and Sean Daniel had married in 1995 and had three children.…
  • Apr 1

    Offsetting the High Cost of Adoption

    Offsetting the High Cost of Adoption
    Last week I discussed the unexpected political issues that nearly derailed the adoption of four children from the Ukraine (International Politics Can Affect Your Foreign Adoption). This week I'll explain how you can offset some of the…
Rank this Week: 868

New Hampshire Family Law Blog

New Hampshire Family Law Blog

Information and insight for people struggling with divorce and family law matter. By Kysa M. Crusco of Crusco Law Office.

http://www.nhfamilylawblog.com/
  • Apr 7

    Unmarried Parents Get Equal Protection for New Hampshire Appeal

    Unmarried Parents Get Equal Protection for New Hampshire Appeal
    Miller v. Todd, a parenting case between two parties who were never married, raised the issue of whether Supreme Court Rule 3 is unconstitutional because it treats married and unmarried parents differently for the purposes of an appeal to the…
  • Mar 27

    In re Deven O: Father rebutted presumption of abandonment in termination of parental right

    In re Deven O: Father rebutted presumption of abandonment in termination of parental right
    The Supreme Court issued In Re Deven O. on November 7, 2013. The Facts Deven was born in June 2006 and lived with his parents until they split up in December 2006. Deven lived with his mother and visited with his father a few days each month…
  • Mar 27

    In re Deven O: Father rebutted presumption of abandonment in TPR

    In re Deven O: Father rebutted presumption of abandonment in TPR
    The Supreme Court issued In Re Deven O. on November 7, 2013. The Facts Deven was born in June 2006 and lived with his parents until they split up in December 2006. Deven lived with his mother and visited with his father a few days each month…
Rank this Week: 932

Minnesota Family Law Blog

Minnesota Family Law Blog

Covers family law issues and events in Minnesota. By Heimerl & Lammers.

http://www.minnesotafamilylawblog.com/
  • Feb 24

    Shared Parenting Rulings on the Rise in the US

    Shared Parenting Rulings on the Rise in the US
    An increasing amount of states are shifting towards a shared parenting presumption in family law cases, as proponents believe children are better served if they can spend equal time with both parents. “The best interest of the child or…
  • Jan 31

    Inactive Status Allows Minnesota Couples To Reconsider Divorce

    Inactive Status Allows Minnesota Couples To Reconsider Divorce
    No two divorces are the same. Some are amicable, while others are a little testier. Sometimes a person files for divorce after months of evaluation, other times it occurs in a quick moment of clarity.  However a couple comes to the…
  • Jan 17

    The Worst Piece of Divorce Advice

    The Worst Piece of Divorce Advice
    A recent Huffington Post article outlined the top 11 worst pieces of marriage advice. One piece of advice in particular relates to divorce as well. That piece of “bad advice” is that “you can always get divorced.”…
Rank this Week: 960

Chicago Family Law Blog

Chicago Family Law Blog

Covers child custody, child support, divorce and property division. By Alan Pearlman.

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

    Tax Issues Relating to Qualified Domestic Relations Orders and Divorce

    Tax Issues Relating to Qualified Domestic Relations Orders and Divorce
    An increasingly large portion of the assets of married couples consist of rights to payments and stock from pension plans.  In many states such assets are subject to division during a divorce.  Divorce and division of property…
  • Apr 30

    Severing the Parental Rights of Inmates and the Constitutionality of Restricting Visitation

    Severing the Parental Rights of Inmates and the Constitutionality of Restricting Visitation
     According to the Child Welfare League of America, an estimated 200,000 children have a mother in prison, and at least 1.6 million children have a father in prison. As such, many children have been forced to enter the foster care…
  • Dec 31

    Same-Sex Marriages and the Federal Defense of Marriage Act

    Same-Sex Marriages and the Federal Defense of Marriage Act
    The federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was signed into law by President Clinton on September 21, 1996.  DOMA defines "marriage" to consist exclusively as a heterosexual union of a man and a woman.  Further, DOMA directs federal …
Rank this Week: 803

Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer Blog

Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, child custody, and child support in Florida. By Wolf, Atter & Wolf, P.A.

http://www.jacksonvilledivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 1

    Florida Alimony and Proposed Legislative Changes for 2013

    Florida Alimony and Proposed Legislative Changes for 2013
    Florida marriages lasting longer than sixteen (16) years may result in an award of permanent alimony if the spouses decide to divorce. Over recent years the debate of alimony in Florida has been at the forefront of legislative session. The…
  • Feb 26

    What Is the Harm in Doing Your Own Divorce in Florida?

    What Is the Harm in Doing Your Own Divorce in Florida?
    The world of, "do it yourself," has become far easier over the years with the invention of the internet. People now walk into doctors' offices and tell the doctor what their diagnosis is and what medication to prescribe. The same is true…
  • Feb 22

    Establishing Paternity of a Child in Florida: Establishing Parental Rights and Visitation

    Establishing Paternity of a Child in Florida: Establishing Parental Rights and Visitation
    In recent years, the rules and laws regarding paternity actions in Florida have changed. Paternity cases generally establishes a father’s parental rights to a child in Florida; however, if the paternity case is brought by the Florida…
Rank this Week: 1017

Norwalk Divorce and Personal…

Norwalk Divorce and Personal Injury Blog

Covers Connecticut family law. By Chalumeau Law Group, LLC.

http://www.chalumeaulawgroup.com/blog/
  • Sep 18

    Three Signs Divorce Mediation Is Not For You

    Three Signs Divorce Mediation Is Not For You
    Divorce Mediation is not a one size fits all solution to every divorce. Litigants often approach mediation not as a true alternative to litigation, but a prerequisite to traditional litigation.
  • Sep 18

    Three Signs Divorce Mediation Is Not For You

    Three Signs Divorce Mediation Is Not For You
    Divorce Mediation is not a one size fits all solution to every divorce. Litigants often approach mediation not as a true alternative to litigation, but a prerequisite to traditional litigation.
  • May 9

    Connecticut Uncontested Divorce Documents Checklist

    Connecticut Uncontested Divorce Documents Checklist
      In Connecticut, once you and your spouse have reached an agreement that provides for the allocation of your assets, distribution of your debts, and for the custody and support of your child(ren), you may request that the court schedule an…
Rank this Week: 805

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

Covers family law the the family justice system in the United Kingdom.

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Apr 16

    Et Voila! C’est Ici! Finalment!

    Et Voila! C’est Ici! Finalment!
    No, I’m not sure why it’s in French either. But voila all the same. Or Abracadabra. The mystery of quite how a custody residence or access contact order will be treated in the era of the Child Arrangements Order and how it…
  • Apr 6

    Come In Number 1 Your Time Is Up

    Come In Number 1 Your Time Is Up
    Last October The President promised me an interview. I compiled a list of questions thunk up by me or suggested by colleagues and Pink Tape readers. The observant and slightly sad amongst you will have noticed the absence of the much…
  • Mar 31

    Everything is Awesome When You’re Part Of A Team!

    Everything is Awesome When You’re Part Of A Team!
    In our house the Lego Movie is the hot flick of the season. Along with it’s excruciatingly aweFUL theme song and fatuous lyrics (which those of you with kids will recognise from the title of this blog post – I can visualise you…
Rank this Week: 1109

The Kielich Law Firm Blog

The Kielich Law Firm Blog

Covers employment law, personal injury and family law issues related to Texas and federal law.

http://kielichlawfirm.com/blog
  • Apr 16

    Alcoholism and the Americans with Disabilities Act

    Alcoholism and the Americans with Disabilities Act
    Let’s consider two workplace scenarios: 1. Employee is an alcoholic and comes to work drunk. Employer fires employee. Legal? 2. Employee is an alcoholic and seeks time off from work to enter a rehab program. Employer fires employee.…
  • Apr 9

    Dismissal Notice and Notice of Right to File a Civil Action

    Dismissal Notice and Notice of Right to File a Civil Action
    If you filed a charge of discrimination with the Texas Workforce Commission related to employment discrimination then at some point you are likely to receive a Dismissal Notice and Notice of Right to File a Civil Action. Often the reason…
  • Apr 7

    A peek into employment background checks from the employer’s perspective

    A peek into employment background checks from the employer’s perspective
    I’ve written in the past about employee background checks and the laws that pertain to them here in Texas, particularly with regard to criminal background checks. Employment background checks are a big issue because right now it’s…
Rank this Week: 1293

Defero Law

Defero Law

Community of UK legal bloggers.

http://www.deferolaw.com/profiles/blog/list
  • Apr 16

    Britains damaged coastlines!

    Britains damaged coastlines!
    A report was released last week by the National Trust which stated that an easier and more maintainable strategy should be devised and is “urgently needed” in order to assist the protection of coastal areas in the forthcoming…
  • Apr 16

    Continuous acceleration in the property market!

    Continuous acceleration in the property market!
    <p><img style="float: right; margin: 10px;" title="house on a key" src="http://www.nlis.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/house-on-a-key.jpg" alt="" width="249" height="373" /></p> <p>Having previously read about the…
  • Apr 16

    Wave goodbye to the British countryside

    Wave goodbye to the British countryside
    Britain’s holds some of the most picturesque locations known around the world, from nature walks to treasured forests, the majority of which are under constant use and enjoyed by many members of the public of all ages. Conversely, a…
Rank this Week: 1407

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Apr 16

    Confused by all the changes coming in on the 22nd? Where to find the answers.

    Confused by all the changes coming in on the 22nd? Where to find the answers.
    We may be on the cusp of history, but there are an awful lot of changes happening in family law, and an unprecedented amount of new material for practitioners to assimilate. Thankfully, however, there are a number of good resources around the…
  • Apr 15

    Family Lore Clinic: How can a contact order be enforced following 22 April 2014 family law changes?

    Family Lore Clinic: How can a contact order be enforced following 22 April 2014 family law changes?
    I assume that this is referring to the introduction of child arrangements orders on the 22nd of April, and their effect upon contact enforcement orders under section 11J of the Children Act. Under s.11J(2) if the court is satisfied beyond…
  • Apr 11

    Looking for a Hair Drug & Alcohol Testing Service?

    Looking for a Hair Drug &amp; Alcohol Testing Service?
    Cellmark brings our renowned level of scientific rigour, chain of custody management and industry leading customer service to a comprehensive hair drug and alcohol testing service targeted squarely at solicitors and local authorities.Our…
Rank this Week: 1245

Iowa Law Blog

Iowa Law Blog

Covers business, employment, trust & estates family, real estate, regulatory compliance and utility law. By Sullivan & Ward, PC.

http://www.iowa-lawblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Cats, Dogs and No Contact Orders.

    Cats, Dogs and No Contact Orders.
     In the coming months, victims of domestic abuse may have one less deterrent from seeking out necessary help and protection. Under Senate File 2118, "pets or companion animals owned or held" by the parties to a domestic abuse protective…
  • Apr 11

    Conducting an Investigation

    Conducting an Investigation
    An employee just made a complaint of harassment or discrimination. You know you have a duty, as the employer, to investigate the employee’s complaint, but aren’t entirely sure how to conduct the investigation. Here are a few…
  • Mar 17

    How to Navigate Divorce in a Healthy Way

    How to Navigate Divorce in a Healthy Way
    Making the decision to end your marriage can be a very emotional experience.  Oftentimes, the emotions associated with ending your marriage result in anger and/or resentment toward your soon-to-be ex-spouse which in turn can make a…
Rank this Week: 1071

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

Covers California divorce and child custody law. By Beck Law.

http://www.santarosafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    EX-SPOUSES WHO WILL NOT PAY CHILD SUPPORT

    EX-SPOUSES WHO WILL NOT PAY CHILD SUPPORT
    My ex-spouse will not pay child support. Child support is not supposed to be a voluntary commitment for divorced parents. Courts often order one parent to make payments to the ex-spouse who is primarily raising their children, for the express…
  • Apr 8

    CO-PARENTING AFTER DIVORCE OR SEPARATION

    CO-PARENTING AFTER DIVORCE OR SEPARATION
    The role of co-parenting after divorce. A divorce or separation can be extremely difficult on a couple’s children. All of a sudden, the kids go from living in a seemingly stable two-parent household to being caught in the middle of a…
  • Mar 21

    JUDGE ALLOWS CURSING TODDLER TO STAY WITH TEENAGE MOTHER

    JUDGE ALLOWS CURSING TODDLER TO STAY WITH TEENAGE MOTHER
    You may have seen the cursing toddler viral video of a two-year-old Omaha, Nebraska, toddler repeating curse words as a group of adults teach him and cheer him on. The video was released by the Omaha Police Department, ostensibly as a way of…
Rank this Week: 1361

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/
  • Apr 14

    Florida Appeals Court Nixes Father's Relocation of Children to New Jersey

    Florida Appeals Court Nixes Father's Relocation of Children to New Jersey
    A father's desired move with his two sons from Florida to New Jersey fell flat because, although he persuaded a trial court judge to OK the relocation, the trial court order failed to make findings that the move benefited the children. The…
  • Apr 7

    Appeals Court Rejects Magistrate's Use of Personal Experiences and Tax Guide to Modify Husband's Child Support Obligation

    Appeals Court Rejects Magistrate's Use of Personal Experiences and Tax Guide to Modify Husband's Child Support Obligation
    A magistrate judge modified a husband's child support obligation, in part, due to the magistrate's own opinions about the wife's true income as a nail salon worker, in addition to relying on outside sources like an IRS tax guide. Because…
  • Mar 26

    Wife's Child Support Motion Unraveled by Late Filing

    Wife's Child Support Motion Unraveled by Late Filing
    A husband succeeded used a procedural basis to persaude the 4th District Court of Appeal that it should revive a reduction of his child support. The appeals court concluded that the husband was correct that the man's ex-wife's trial court…
Rank this Week: 1157

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Covers developments in Tennessee family law.

http://herstontennesseefamilylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1376

Arnold & Wadsworth Blog

Arnold & Wadsworth Blog

Covers bankruptcy, family law, divorce, DUI, criminal defense and general litigation.

http://arnoldwadsworth.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    Pros and Cons of Involving a Lawyer in Your Divorce

    Pros and Cons of Involving a Lawyer in Your Divorce
    Divorce is often a stressful and unhappy experience for both the partners and other members of the family. If not handled properly, financial, legal and emotional consequences of the process can impact the rest of your life. You and your…
  • Mar 15

    Utah Supreme Court Update, Baird v. Baird, March 7, 2014

    Utah Supreme Court Update, Baird v. Baird, March 7, 2014
    INTRODUCTION ​The Utah Supreme Court decided Baird v. Baird on March 7, 2014. In this case, the Court clarified the approach to determining whether a party has suffered “emotional distress” for purposes of obtaining a…
  • Jan 30

    Alimony Case Law Update 01/30/2014, Kidd v. Kidd and Allen v. Allen

    Alimony Case Law Update 01/30/2014, Kidd v. Kidd and Allen v. Allen
    UPDATED January 30, 2014. Alimony Case Law Update 01/30/2014, Kidd v. Kidd and Allen v. Allen Kidd v. Kidd, 2014 Utah App 26 Below is a synopsis of the recent Utah Appellate Court ruling in Kidd v. Kidd.  Although, at a glance the…
Rank this Week: 1298

My Arizona Divorce Lawyer

My Arizona Divorce Lawyer

Provides analysis and commentary on family law matters in Arizona. By Gregg R. Woodnick, PLLC.

http://woodnicklaw.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 11

    Do Grandparents Have Rights When it Comes to their Grandchildren?

    Do Grandparents Have Rights When it Comes to their Grandchildren?
    We have all had family fights. Disagreed with our parents or rebelled when we were teens and thought we knew everything, but what happens when that fight leaves the family in pieces? When adults have disagreements, they are often caught…
  • Mar 27

    Munchausen by Proxy?

    Munchausen by Proxy?
    It’s a tragic story. Garnett Spears, a 5-year-old boy, was given deadly amounts of sodium through his feeding bag, allegedly by his mother. After beginning treatment, hospital tests revealed unusually high amounts of sodium in the…
  • Mar 27

    Can Refusing Your Kid McDonald’s Make You Unfit to Parent?

    Can Refusing Your Kid McDonald’s Make You Unfit to Parent?
    Attorney David Schorr was accused of being an unfit parent by a psychologist in New York because he refused his 4-year-old child McDonald’s. The New York father currently has visitation time with his son every Tuesday. Mr. Schorr asked…
Rank this Week: 1314

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

http://www.criderlaw.net/blog/
  • Apr 10

    Stop Inheritance Feuds Before They Start

    Stop Inheritance Feuds Before They Start
    Family members routinely fight over cash, stocks and other large assets after a relative dies. But some of the most bitter fights are over trinkets. More than half of lawsuits over inheritances involve items worth less than 10 percent of a…
  • Apr 3

    Top Estate Planning Mistake

    Top Estate Planning Mistake
    You may be making the biggest estate planning mistake there is — without even knowing it. Lots of people forget to update the names of their beneficiaries for employer-sponsored retirement plans, IRAs, insurance policies, mutual funds,…
  • Mar 27

    Do You Need A Prenup?

    Do You Need A Prenup?
    Prenups aren’t the easiest things to accomplish. Not the legal paperwork, the emotions. While getting a prenup may seem like the most logical thing in the world to one party, the other may see it as a snub or insult. Feelings are easily…
Rank this Week: 1084

New York Family Law Blog

New York Family Law Blog

Covers family law topics. Published by New York attorney, Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkfamilylawblog.com/
  • Apr 7

    Court Decides if Summary Judgment Should Be Granted

    Court Decides if Summary Judgment Should Be Granted
    A New York Family Lawyer said that, in May 2004, plaintiff's decedent was diagnosed with liver cancer, determined later to have originated in her colon. Approximately 14 months earlier, on March 18, 2003, medical records show she had…
  • Apr 6

    Issue in this Case Deals with whether Petitioner is Entitled to Status of Permanent Family Member

    Issue in this Case Deals with whether Petitioner is Entitled to Status of Permanent Family Member
    A New York Family Lawyer said that, petitioner brings this Article 78 proceeding against respondents in his capacity as Commissioner of the New York City Housing Authority, and the New York City Housing Authority ("NYCHA"), seeking…
  • Apr 5

    Petitioner Deals With Homelessness of Her and Two Granddaughter

    Petitioner Deals With Homelessness of Her and Two Granddaughter
    A New York Family Lawyer sais this case reveals the troubling state of public housing policy in the City of New York and the lack of available counsel for low-income tenants seeking to avoid homelessness. A Bronx Family Lawyer said...
Rank this Week: 1202

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: 1173

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
  • Apr 2

    Can Debt for an Adult Child's College Expenses be considered Marital Property?

    Can Debt for an Adult Child's College Expenses be considered Marital Property?
    A recent second district court of appeals case found that debt the Husband incurred on behalf of an adult child during the marriage was considered marital property. In Wagner v. Wagner, the Husband charged approximately $13,500.00 on a credit…
  • Mar 31

    Can the Court Order Time Sharing for an Adult Child Who is Disabled?

    Can the Court Order Time Sharing for an Adult Child Who is Disabled?
    The short answer is, no. The First District Court of Appeal recently addressed this issue in Hardman v. Koslowski. In this case, the parties had a child who was disabled and had mental and physical incapacities. The child was over the age of…
  • Mar 28

    My Car Was Keyed, Can I get an Injunction?

    My Car Was Keyed, Can I get an Injunction?
    A recent First District Court of Appeals case dealt with the question of whether having your car keyed is sufficient evidence to get an injunction against the perpetrator. In Williams v. Gonder, Williams was accused of keying Gonder’s…
Rank this Week: 1160

Texas Collaborative Law Blog

Texas Collaborative Law Blog

Provides information about the Texas approach to Collaborative Law. By Dick Price.

http://texascollaborativelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 15

    What to Expect: How Easy is Collaborative Law?

    What to Expect: How Easy is Collaborative Law?
    Some people think that if you choose to work out your divorce issues and you agree to not go to court, you have elected to use a nice, simple, easy process.  While the process is generally nicer than litigation and is intended to at…
  • Mar 1

    Discussing Why You Want to Use Collaborative Law

    Discussing Why You Want to Use Collaborative Law
    There's an important discussion that needs to take place, but which is often overlooked, at the start of a Collaborative Law case.  People choose to use the process for many different reasons, sometimes being influenced by more than one…
  • Feb 15

    Is Collaborative Law Faster than Litigation?

    Is Collaborative Law Faster than Litigation?
    Is Collaborative Law faster?  Usually, BUT it's not necessarily "fast".The Collaborative process is deliberate.  We follow a Roadmap that is logical and efficient.At our first joint meeting, we usually explain the process, make sure…
Rank this Week: 1338