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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: 65

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: 79

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: 106

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: 144

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Feb 5

    Aburn v Aburn: Appeal allowed against advance variation of periodical payments order

    Aburn v Aburn: Appeal allowed against advance variation of periodical payments order
    Lord Justice McFarlaneA summary of Aburn v Aburn [2016] EWCA Civ 72 (04 February 2016), which concerned an appeal relating to a provision for an automatic increase in the level of periodical payments payable to the wife following the…
  • Feb 5

    Better debate on family law reform, and 3 children case

    Better debate on family law reform, and 3 children case
    This week on Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog I attempt to jettison scaremongering and prejudice from the debate on family law reform, before diving into the judgments of three very different children cases:The end of…
  • Feb 3

    The Syndrome: Screening on 29.2.16

    The Syndrome: Screening on 29.2.16
    There is to be a screening of a US documentary film called The Syndrome at 7pm on Monday 29th February 2016 at Whirled Cinema, 259 Hardess Street, London SE24 0HN (near to Loughborough Junction, Brixton & Herne Hill stations).There is no…
Rank this Week: 152

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Feb 6

    How to Keep A Business Alive After a Divorce

    How to Keep A Business Alive After a Divorce
    From Wall Street Journal: When entrepreneurial couples get divorced, there’s often at least one child that gets torn apart: the business they raised together. Spouses who spent years building a company suddenly find themselves having to…
  • Feb 5

    A QDRO Can Protect Your Retirement Assets After Divorce

    A QDRO Can Protect Your Retirement Assets After Divorce
    From Fox Business: A Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) is an order that needs to be included in a divorce settlement agreement to provide former spouses their share of Erisa-qualified retirement assets. In order to receive your fair…
  • Feb 4

    Big Changes in Illinois Divorce Law

    Big Changes in Illinois Divorce Law
    From Daily North Shore: We’ve heard a thousand times that patience is a virtue, and the Bible tells me that Love is patient. The Fins wrote that “God did not create hurry;” the French, “Patience is bitter but its fruit...
Rank this Week: 194

California Divorce Blawg

California Divorce Blawg

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

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

    Update on Alameda County Family Court Reorganization

    Update on Alameda County Family Court Reorganization
    Presently the Alameda County Superior Court hears family law cases at two courthouses: the Hayward Hall of Justice in the City of Hayward, California and the George E. McDonald Hall of Justice in the City of Alameda, California. In 2015 the…
  • Jan 21

    Can You Name The Two Countries On The Planet Where You Cannot Divorce?

    Can You Name The Two Countries On The Planet Where You Cannot Divorce?
    On this great big planet of ours there are two countries where you cannot get divorced (up to you decide if that is good or bad).  The first might be obvious if you are Catholic:  Vatican City. Yes the Vatican is an autonomous…
  • Jan 5

    Date of Separation Update

    Date of Separation Update
    In July, 2015 the California Supreme Court clarified the law on date of separation for divorce. In IRMO Davis (here is the link to the opinion: Davis S215050) the Court held that to establish a date of separation a divorcing spouse…
Rank this Week: 221

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Jan 26

    8 Court Tips: Surviving Your Day In Court

    8 Court Tips: Surviving Your Day In Court
    It’s never easy walking into a courtroom for your divorce or child custody case. If this is the first time you’ve made a court appearance, there are likely a million thoughts racing through your mind. You might not know what to…
  • Jan 25

    Can I Terminate My Ex-Partner’s Parental Rights?

    Can I Terminate My Ex-Partner’s Parental Rights?
    Question: My ex-wife left me and my kids last year and I would like to terminate her parental rights. She provides no support for our two children and is not a good mother. What is the process for ending her parental rights? Answer: While I…
  • Jan 24

    Will Marital Fault Affect Whether I Pay Alimony?

    Will Marital Fault Affect Whether I Pay Alimony?
    Question: Will marital fault factor into whether or not I have to pay alimony? Answer: I am not licensed to practice law in your state. Therefore, I cannot inform you as to the specific laws in your state and can only provide you with general…
Rank this Week: 212

CA Divorce Mediation

CA Divorce Mediation

Introduces people to the mediation process as an alternative to a traditional divorce. By California Divorce Mediators.

http://www.cadivorcemediators.com/blog/
  • Feb 4

    Divorce Mediation – A Stress Reducer

    Divorce Mediation – A Stress Reducer
    One of the hardest things to do in life is parting way with things that you cherished, loved and spent time with. The same is the case in marriages, where two people come together and decide to spend the rest of their life with one another.…
  • Feb 3

    F.E.A.R. and Divorce Mediation

    F.E.A.R. and Divorce Mediation
    When spouses have decided to opt for divorce, the problem most of them face is whether to go for a litigated divorce or a mediated one.  The “F.E.A.R.” of the future is likely to help them in the decision that they make. Here…
  • Feb 2

    L.O.V.E. and Divorce Mediation

    L.O.V.E. and Divorce Mediation
    When couples decide to call it quits and file for divorce, their issues, arguments and bitterness tends to have already reached its peak. The job of an Orange County divorce mediator in divorce mediation is to make sure these parties…
Rank this Week: 341

Charlotte Divorce Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers North Carolina divorce, child custody and child support issues. By Arnold & Smith.

http://www.charlottedivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 2

    New Survey Ranks Cities According To Divorce Rate

    New Survey Ranks Cities According To Divorce Rate
    Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold being interviewed on the Legal Forum. This was recorded in Charlotte, North Carolina. Topics discussed include: How to choose a divorce lawyer? How long does a divorce take? How much does a…
  • Jan 26

    Man Secretly Divorces Wife In An Attempt To Protect His Money

    Man Secretly Divorces Wife In An Attempt To Protect His Money
    Charlotte Divorce Attorney Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “What does uncontested divorce mean?”   Though it’s best when both sides know that a split is around the corner, it does…
  • Jan 19

    Study highlights the benefits of co-parenting

    Study highlights the benefits of co-parenting
    Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “What can I do to gain custody of my child in North Carolina?”   It’s a common refrain among those in unhappy marriages: staying together for the sake…
Rank this Week: 333

Farzad Family Law Blawg

Farzad Family Law Blawg

Covers California divorce and family law blog, with a focus on Orange County.

http://www.farzadlaw.com/family-law-articles/
  • Jan 11

    How Long Does It Take to Get Spousal Support?

    How Long Does It Take to Get Spousal Support?
    How long does it take to get spousal support? In California, the answer to the question starts with understanding the difference between a temporary order versus a spousal support judgment. Once you understand that, the timeline becomes more…
  • Dec 28

    Gavron Warning in California Family Law – Definition and Application in Support Case

    Gavron Warning in California Family Law – Definition and Application in Support Case
    The term Gavron warning comes from a California appellate court decision called Marriage of Gavron. Since the Gavron appellate decision over 20 years ago, the California legislature has created Family Code section of 4330. In this article, we…
  • Dec 22

    How Can I Sell My House During a Divorce? How Can I Keep It? Answers and Practical Solutions.

    How Can I Sell My House During a Divorce? How Can I Keep It? Answers and Practical Solutions.
    How can I keep my house during a divorce? How can I sell my house during a divorce? No matter which side of the issue you are on, the question is a source of stress and uncertainty. For the spouse who wants to keep the house during a divorce,…
Rank this Week: 290

Child Custody Blog

Child Custody Blog

Covers child custody, divorce, and family law matters.

http://www.childcustodycoach.com/blog
  • Nov 27

    Disability and Child Custody - Are Disabled Parent’s Handicapped in Family Court?

    Disability and Child Custody - Are Disabled Parent’s Handicapped in Family Court?
    Parent’s with a disability have been rightfully concerned about whether their disability can effect child custody and visitation. Many states still remain silent on this issue or do not have adequate laws to protect disabled parents in…
  • Nov 26

    What Age Can a Child Decide Which Parent to Live With?

    What Age Can a Child Decide Which Parent to Live With?
    “At what age can a child decide which parent to live with?” This is one of the most frequently asked questions among parents involved in a child custody and visitation situation. It would seem that the answer would be a simple one…
  • Jul 31

    The Coaching Commons Article on The Custody Coach™ by Mark Joyella

    The Coaching Commons Article on The Custody Coach™ by Mark Joyella
    The Custody Coach™: Can a Coach Be an Advocate, Educator and…a Coach? by Mark Joyella You’ve heard of the “coach approach.” But what, exactly, is the Child Custody Coach™ approach? Steven Carlson says he identified the child…
Rank this Week: 343

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

Covers adoption, family law, surrogacy and mediation. By Harden Jackson LLC.

http://www.indianafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 21

    Legal Parentage in Surrogacy: Where Should I File?

    Legal Parentage in Surrogacy: Where Should I File?
    Once the gestational surrogacy agreement is executed, the legal work is not always complete. Depending on the state, Intended Parents may need to establish their legal parentage in the courts. Intended Parents pursuing this route file…
  • Jan 15

    Why Estate Planning is Essential for Surrogacy

    Why Estate Planning is Essential for Surrogacy
    While a family building journey brings much excitement, it's also important to address the difficult but necessary subject of estate planning. Estate planning documents can prevent the additional stress and disorientation should tragedy…
  • Nov 27

    Attorney Michele Jackson and Congresswoman Susan Brooks at NCFA Advocacy Day

    Attorney Michele Jackson and Congresswoman Susan Brooks at NCFA Advocacy Day
    As National Adoption Month wraps up, we wanted to share a photo of attorney Michele Jackson and Congresswoman Susan Brooks taken this summer at the National Council for Adoption's Advocacy Day. Ms. Jackson spent the day on Capitol Hill…
Rank this Week: 369

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: 348

Puryear Law Blog

Puryear Law Blog

Covers criminal defense, family law, divorce, juvenile law, business law, discrimination, personal injury, and related matters in the states of Illinois and Iowa.

http://www.puryearlaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 30

    Federal Stolen Motor Vehicle and Chop Shop Charge

    Federal Stolen Motor Vehicle and Chop Shop Charge
    Trafficking in certain motor vehicles or motor vehicle parts, or operating a chop shop, is a Federal offense under 18 U.S.C. § 2321 and 18 U.S.C. § 2322, respectively: 18 U.S.C. § 2321 provides as follows: (a) Whoever buys,…
  • Jan 29

    Who is a “Caretaker” of a Child According to Iowa DHS

    Who is a “Caretaker” of a Child According to Iowa DHS
    Under Iowa law, for a person to be accused of being a perpetrator of child abuse must be a person responsible for the care of a child. A person responsible for the care of a child is defined in Iowa Code 232.68 as follows: a. Parent,…
  • Jan 29

    Supreme Court Rules Juveniles Serving Life Sentences Have Right to Have Their Sentences Reviewed

    Supreme Court Rules Juveniles Serving Life Sentences Have Right to Have Their Sentences Reviewed
    Those convicted of crimes committed as a juvenile who are serving life sentences have the right to seek a review and reduction of those sentences, under a United States Supreme Court ruling that was issued on January 25, 2016. In Montgomery…
Rank this Week: 425

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: 447

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/
  • Jan 20

    Court Decides if Case Against Social Services can be a Class Action

    Court Decides if Case Against Social Services can be a Class Action
    A New York Family Lawyer said in this Article 78 proceeding raises the questions whether (1) the County Commissioner of Social Services has discretion as a matter of policy and without regard to the facts of the particular case to...
  • Jan 18

    Respondent's Placement Lapses at New York State Division of Youth During Proceeding

    Respondent's Placement Lapses at New York State Division of Youth During Proceeding
    A New York Family Lawyer said in this proceeding under Family Court Act article 10, the New York City Corporation Counsel, on behalf of the Administration for Children's Services, seeks leave of the court to allow the respondent's placement…
  • Jan 17

    Court Rules on Issue Related to Private Placement Adoption

    Court Rules on Issue Related to Private Placement Adoption
    A New York Family Lawyer said this private placement adoption action presents a number of intertwined legal issues that highlight the shortcomings of the private placement adoption statutes in New York State. The infant who is the subject of…
Rank this Week: 532

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

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

http://www.massachusettsdivorcelawmonitor.com/
  • Jan 12

    Divorce and Lottery Winnings: What Are the Chances?

    Divorce and Lottery Winnings: What Are the Chances?
    As people scramble to purchase Powerball tickets for a chance (however small) at the 1.3 billion dollar jackpot, the largest in U.S. history, I couldn’t help but think about the practical considerations that come into play when dealing…
  • Jan 7

    Can You Undo Divorce Decrees Once They’re Final?

    Can You Undo Divorce Decrees Once They’re Final?
    Have you ever wondered if a divorce is always final or whether a divorce judgment can be “undone” or “modified?” The short answer: Like everything else, it depends. In general, divorce and divorce judgements are final.…
  • Dec 31

    A Look Back at 2015

    A Look Back at 2015
    Hi there, We’ve had an exciting year here at the Divorce Law Monitor! We’ve added new contributors, expanded readership and updated our look. We’re happy to announce that in 2016 we will debuting a new mobile-friendly…
Rank this Week: 516

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: 504

Divorce Lawyer in Augusta, Georgia

Divorce Lawyer in Augusta, Georgia

Offers tips and information about Georgia divorces. By the Goolsby Law Firm.

http://divorcelawyerinaugustageorgia.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 5

    Uncontested Divorce in Georgia: What does it really mean?

    Uncontested Divorce in Georgia: What does it really mean?
    Obviously, most people going through a divorce would prefer that the divorce be uncontested and cheap.But what does an uncontested divorce really mean?As an Augusta, Georgia divorce attorney, I can tell you that it means more than the simple…
  • Mar 12

    Uncontested Divorce in Georgia and What It Mean

    Uncontested Divorce in Georgia and What It Mean
              We, at the Goolsby Law Firm, LLC, frequently receive telephone calls and email inquiries from people seeking information about how to get an…
  • Dec 17

    Divorce and the Holiday

    Divorce and the Holiday
    As Augusta, Georgia divorce lawyers, we generally expect the number of divorces to slow down at this time of year. I am sure it comes as no surprise to you that people will often delay seeking a divorce attorney until after the…
Rank this Week: 436

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/
  • Dec 4

    What Are The Odds That I Will Get Divorced: Are the Divorce Rates Down?

    What Are The Odds That I Will Get Divorced: Are the Divorce Rates Down?
    According to a report in the New York Times, divorce lawyers, like me, may be soon looking for new careers. The divorce rate, which had been as high as fifty percent is reportedly decreasing. According to a study: About 70 percent of…
  • Nov 17

    Dog Divorce Tug of Wars: Preventable By a Pup-Nup

    Dog Divorce Tug of Wars: Preventable By a Pup-Nup
    With growing frequency, couples are fighting for custody of their cats and dogs when they divorce. Like all litigated matters, a pet custody case can be expensive and contentious. Recent New York courts have ruled that pet custody divorce…
  • Nov 5

    Service by Social Networking: Can You Be Served Through Facebook?

    Service by Social Networking: Can You Be Served Through Facebook?
    The next time you check into Facebook, you may get more than a “Like” from one of your friends, you could be served with legal papers. Recently, a New York judge authorized service of legal papers through Facebook in a family law…
Rank this Week: 471

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: 525

California Divorce and Family Law

California Divorce and Family Law

Covers celebrity marriages, child custody, child support, divorce, paternity, prenuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements, remarriage and taxes. By Jeffrey Lalloway.

http://oc-divorce.typepad.com/california_divorce_and_fa/
  • Aug 7

    The Best Thing to do After Divorce or Breakup: Yoga

    The Best Thing to do After Divorce or Breakup: Yoga
    Divorce, even at its most amicable, can cause an enormous amount of stress, anger, worry, confusion, and resentment. People often struggle to find ways to overcome the negative feelings that face them. However, in a recent study conducted by…
  • Aug 7

    'Gray Divorces' rising

    'Gray Divorces' rising
    More Baby Boomers couples in Fairfax County are calling it quits. A recent study by an area law firm shows residents older than 55 are divorcing at increasingly high rates. Calling the county "the divorce capital of Virginia," the Arlington…
  • Aug 6

    Stevie Wonder files for divorce

    Stevie Wonder files for divorce
    Stevie Wonder, 62, is ending his 11-year marriage to fashion designer Kai Millard Morris. According to a report at www.tmz.com, the Saginaw-born Wonder filed for divorce Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court using his legal name: Stevland…
Rank this Week: 450

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: 546

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

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

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Feb 6

    The Revival of Legal Blogging

    The Revival of Legal Blogging
    David Allen Green writes in the Solicitors’ Journal about the revival of legal blogging. If you like Pink Tape it is worth reading, because it offers a pointer to many other excellent blogs. I particularly recommend the Paddingto…
  • Feb 2

    Talking AT & OVER not TO & WITH

    Talking AT & OVER not TO & WITH
    Sometimes courtroom dynamics reflect or even exacerbate the dynamics in a relationship. Sometimes courtroom dynamics are are played out on a macro scale. Take, for example, the recent Womens’ Aid “campaign report” :…
  • Jan 29

    Debating the appropriate standard of proof for really serious stuff

    Debating the appropriate standard of proof for really serious stuff
    There has been some public discussion of the standard of proof in family proceedings as against the standard of proof in the criminal courts – largely prompted on this occasion by publication of the judgment arising from the care…
Rank this Week: 709

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/
  • Feb 3

    Your Ex-Spouse’s New Partner and Your Florida Alimony Obligation

    Your Ex-Spouse’s New Partner and Your Florida Alimony Obligation
    One of the more frustrating turns of events for individuals ordered to pay alimony is the discovery that the ex-spouse to whom they are making support payments has moved in with a boyfriend or girlfriend. In some situations, your…
  • Jan 27

    Florida Appeals Court Reverses Alimony Award for Failing to Provide for Wife’s Need

    Florida Appeals Court Reverses Alimony Award for Failing to Provide for Wife’s Need
    A North Florida trial court’s decision to award an ex-wife only enough alimony to cover her insurance expenses was recently thrown out by the 1st District Court of Appeal as not proper under the requirements of the Florida Statutes. In…
  • Jan 20

    Florida Husband’s Failure to Pay Wife Did Not Amount to Contempt of Court

    Florida Husband’s Failure to Pay Wife Did Not Amount to Contempt of Court
    An ex-husband who failed to make payments to his ex-wife, even though he was financially able, was nevertheless able to escape being slammed with contempt of court. The 5th District Court of Appeal overturned a trial court decision that…
Rank this Week: 712

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
  • Dec 30

    Divorce Quote

    Divorce Quote
    “Divorce is the psychological equivalent of a triple coronary bypass.” — Mary Kay Blakely
  • Dec 17

    Thinking About Divorce

    Thinking About Divorce
    More than half the married people in the U.S. have thought about divorcing their spouse according to a survey by researchers at Brigham Young University. However, as the researchers wrote in their study, “thoughts about divorce as just…
  • Dec 10

    Will Shoes Make the Difference in this Divorce?

    Will Shoes Make the Difference in this Divorce?
    I think my wife has a lot of shoes. But it is nowhere near Tracey Hejailan’s 80 pairs in one of her multiple walk-in closets in a house in Monte Carlo. She is divorcing her husband, multimillionaire, Maurice Amon, in New York, where the…
Rank this Week: 631

Australian Divorce Blog

Australian Divorce Blog

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

http://australiandivorce.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 29

    Qld to make strangulation a criminal offence

    Qld to make strangulation a criminal offence
    Following on recommendations of the Quentin Bryce domestic violence taskforce, the Palaczszuk government will this week introduce a bill to the Queensland Parliament to make choking a separate criminal offence.Hooray!I recall speaking at a…
  • Nov 29

    Divorce rate goes down

    Divorce rate goes down
    In the midst of all the daily drama in the news, with society seeming to be getting worse, it is surprising to learn that the divorce rate is going down. Yes, down, not up. This does not appear to be a statistical anomaly, but reality. People…
  • Nov 29

    What is a safe level of alcohol? NHMRC: no more than 2 standard drinks per day.

    What is a safe level of alcohol? NHMRC: no more than 2 standard drinks per day.
    The other day in the lead up to White Ribbon Day when I was in Sydney, I was accosted by a complete stranger who told me that the reason why we had domestic violence in Australia was because of the big breweries. His theory, he told me, was…
Rank this Week: 609

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/
  • Nov 16

    Birth Mothers and Adoption in Florida

    Birth Mothers and Adoption in Florida
    Adoption laws in Florida sometimes change due to cases that make their way through the court system. Adoptions are often a pleasant legal experience when everyone cooperates from the beginning, but that is not always the case. What results…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 655

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.
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 606

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
  • Feb 5

    Respecting the ongoing duty to supplement written discovery response

    Respecting the ongoing duty to supplement written discovery response
    South Carolina case law recognizes the fundamental importance of discovery to preparing a lawsuit for trial: The primary objective of discovery is to ensure that lawsuits are decided by what the facts reveal, not by what facts are concealed.…
  • Feb 5

    That ship has sailed (or implicitly condoning past child abuse or neglect)

    That ship has sailed (or implicitly condoning past child abuse or neglect)
    A decent subset of my custody and visitation cases have one parent raising abuse or neglect allegations that predate an agreement (whether a temporary consent order or an agreement incorporated into a final order). While not trying to be…
  • Jan 8

    The problems in splitting children’s expenses based upon undefined “pro rata income shares”

    The problems in splitting children’s expenses based upon undefined “pro rata income shares”
    I have recently encountered a number of court-approved child support agreements in which child-related expenses are divided upon undefined “pro rata [Latin for “in proportion”] income shares.” Often these agreements…
Rank this Week: 923

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, family law, and nonprofit law information for Lancaster County and Pennsylvania residents. From Russell, Krafft & Gruber.

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Feb 5

    Legal Links – February 5, 2016

    Legal Links – February 5, 2016
    On Fridays, we compile and post Legal Links, a list of legal news, reported cases, community events and topics of interest to Lancaster residents and readers of the Lancaster Law Blog. 1.  The Law in the News – 2015…
  • Feb 5

    Russell, Krafft & Gruber, LLP has named Aaron K. Zeamer a Partner of the firm

    Russell, Krafft & Gruber, LLP has named Aaron K. Zeamer a Partner of the firm
    The law firm of Russell, Krafft & Gruber, LLP has named Aaron K. Zeamer a Partner effective January 1, 2016. Aaron is a member of Russell, Krafft & Gruber’s growing Business, Real Estate and Litigation practice groups.  As…
  • Jan 26

    Farewell, Pennsylvania Capital Stock Tax (1844-2016)

    Farewell, Pennsylvania Capital Stock Tax (1844-2016)
    After years of rumors that the tax would be phased out completely (maybe even since its enactment in 1844), the day has come. Effective January 1, 2016, Pennsylvania’s Capital Stock and Foreign Franchise Tax was finally eliminated.…
Rank this Week: 1011

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

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

    How Do Domestic Partners File Taxes?

    How Do Domestic Partners File Taxes?
    Are you looking for information regarding domestic partnership in California? First off, you may be wondering if the legalization of same-sex marriage last year changed the rights of domestic partners. No, it did not. On June 26, 2015, in…
  • Feb 4

    Keys to a Friendly Divorce

    Keys to a Friendly Divorce
    Divorce impacts more than just the couple, it affects their children, family and friends. The best way to minimize the negative and long-term consequences of a divorce is to consciously have an amicable one. But you're going to have to work…
  • Feb 3

    Divorcing? Get Your Affairs in Order Now

    Divorcing? Get Your Affairs in Order Now
    Even if you've been "thinking" about divorce for years, it's still hard. All of the small details are draining, making it one of the most difficult things you'll ever go through in your life. Those who are served the divorce papers are often…
Rank this Week: 1033

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Feb 5

    Business Plan Basic

    Business Plan Basic
    Every business should have a plan—from tech start-ups to law firms. The process of creating a document that details the thoughts and ideas of the owners or founders of the business allows for a realistic appraisal of the business’…
  • Feb 3

    Should You Save Something for Your Closing?

    Should You Save Something for Your Closing?
    Although it may be tempting to cover everything during cross-examination, there are situations in which it’s better to save something for your closing argument. In fact, it’s a time-honored rule among some litigators to always…
  • Feb 1

    Top 10 Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition Development

    Top 10 Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition Development
    The following is a guest blog post by Tyler M. Paetkau, Hartnett, Smith & Paetkau, Redwood City, CA. Tyler represents employers in all aspects of employment and labor law, including counseling and litigation regarding trade secrets and…
Rank this Week: 758

Long Island Family Law and…

Long Island Family Law and Mediation Blog

Covers family law and mediation. By Law and Mediation Office of Darren M. Shapiro, P.C.

http://www.longislandfamilylawandmediation.com/
  • Feb 4

    Paternity, the Presumption of Legitimacy and Equitable Estoppel

    Paternity, the Presumption of Legitimacy and Equitable Estoppel
    In cases of paternity in New York,  a child that was born during marriage is legally presumed to be a biological product of that marriage, and this presumption historically was one of the most persuasive in law. However, it’s…
  • Jan 25

    When is it Appropriate for A Court to Order Joint Legal Custody?

    When is it Appropriate for A Court to Order Joint Legal Custody?
    In the courts of New York and Long Island, as well as legal institutions throughout the world, it’s not uncommon for legal terminology to leave parents confused when it comes to matters of custody. Indeed, in some cases, parents or…
  • Jan 14

    When Can New York Grandparents Request Child Custody?

    When Can New York Grandparents Request Child Custody?
    In Suarez v. Williams, the New York Court of Appeals, the highest court in New York state, very recently considered a child custody dispute between a child’s mother and paternal grandparents. The child in question had lived with his…
Rank this Week: 855

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Feb 4

    Super Bowl Ad Features Dads and Daughter

    Super Bowl Ad Features Dads and Daughter
    Who could have imagined that an ivory tower academic scholar could influence a major corporation to produce a television ad that relied on her research about the relationship between dads and daughters? That’s what hair product company…
  • Feb 2

    Pooches Need Protection in Divorce Too

    Pooches Need Protection in Divorce Too
      The State of Alaska is joining several other States in introducing new legislation to protect dogs that are caught in the midst of their owners’ divorce or domestic violence incidents. Family law lawyer and Democratic House…
  • Feb 1

    Murder, Mayhem, and Matrimony

    Murder, Mayhem, and Matrimony
    Yesterday I finished reading an intriguing true crime book called “Guilt by Matrimony” A Memoir of Love, Madness, and the Murder of Nancy Pfister”. The story involved the 2014 murder of wealthy, Aspen Colorado socialite…
Rank this Week: 891

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers New Jersey divorce and family law. By The Law Offices of Edward R. Weinstein.

http://www.newjerseydivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 4

    How A Savvy Divorce Lawyer Finds “Hidden” Income & Assets; A True Story

    How A Savvy Divorce Lawyer Finds “Hidden” Income & Assets; A True Story
    As the attorneys at my New Jersey based divorce law firm would most certainly agree, often folks who are “funny with their money” during their marriage find that this will create complex problems if their relationship ends in a…
  • Jan 28

    May An Exotic Dancer Obtain A Restraining Order Against A Customer?

    May An Exotic Dancer Obtain A Restraining Order Against A Customer?
    Yes, if they are also “dating” that is.  As a well-versed lawyer as to New Jersey’s Prevention of Domestic Violence Act, I am aware that only certain folks qualify to obtain a Final Restraining Order.  One of the…
  • Jan 21

    A New Jersey Divorce, Your Home and Your Option

    A New Jersey Divorce, Your Home and Your Option
    For divorcing couples there are many items that have to be divided during the divorce process, through what the legal community calls “equitable distribution.”  In the majority of cases that the lawyers at our family law and…
Rank this Week: 925

Tennessee Attorneys Blog

Tennessee Attorneys Blog

Covers family and injury law, estate planning and medical malpractice. By Martin Heller Potempa & Sheppard, PLLC.

http://www.tennesseeattorneysblog.com/
  • Feb 1

    Tennessee Appeals Court Finds Exception to Claim Timely Filed in Estates Case

    Tennessee Appeals Court Finds Exception to Claim Timely Filed in Estates Case
    In a recent opinion, the Tennessee Court of Appeals addressed the issue of whether an exception to a claim against an estate was timely filed. In the case of In re Estate of Layton (Tenn. Ct. App. Dec. 30, 2015), the decedent was admitted to…
  • Jan 13

    Tennessee Court of Appeals Finds Material Change Exists to Modify Child Custody

    Tennessee Court of Appeals Finds Material Change Exists to Modify Child Custody
    In a recent child custody case, the Tennessee Court of Appeals reversed a decision in which the trial court failed to find a material change in circumstances to warrant a modification of the parties’ residential schedule. In Cook v.…
  • Jan 5

    Tennessee Court of Appeals Upholds Decedent’s Will in Contest Action

    Tennessee Court of Appeals Upholds Decedent’s Will in Contest Action
    The Tennessee Court of Appeals recently reviewed a case involving a will contest and resulting trust, In re Estate of Donald Emerson Kysor. In 1992, the plaintiff and her husband purchased parcels of real property. Within days of her…
Rank this Week: 993

Domestic Diversions

Domestic Diversions

Covers relationships, families and family law.

http://domesticdiversions.com
  • Jan 27

    Slow that verbal dog fight down: Getting the conversation back on track

    Slow that verbal dog fight down: Getting the conversation back on track
    Craig Gray offers advice from a unique perspective. He is an internationally known Krav Maga Black Belt Instructor and a leading authority on leadership and conflict management. In his recent The Ocean & The Wave post, Gray offers us…
  • Jan 3

    How to know if your family is dysfunctional: And letting go once you know

    How to know if your family is dysfunctional: And letting go once you know
    On Being highlights our tendency toward stressing over family gatherings, holidays included. Courtney E. Martin writes (excerpt): You may have a boatload of angst over something even more basic . . . whether your family even constitutes a…
  • Dec 28

    Review and Rating of David Sarnacki, Top 100 Lawyers, Divorce and Family Law

    Review and Rating of David Sarnacki, Top 100 Lawyers, Divorce and Family Law
    The National Advocates invited David Sarnacki of The Sarnacki Law Firm in Grand Rapids to join its “Top 100” as part of a premier group of matrimonial and family attorneys in Michigan. Mr. Sarnacki was recognized for exemplifying…
Rank this Week: 776

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: 735

Minnesota Divorce and Family Law…

Minnesota Divorce and Family Law Blog

Covers parenting, alimony, child support, divorce and more. By Gerald O. Williams.

http://divorcelawyermn.com/minnesota-divorce-blog/
  • Jan 14

    New Legislation Has Revised Typical Expectation of Parental Income

    New Legislation Has Revised Typical Expectation of Parental Income
    The Minnesota legislature recently amended the statute that courts use when imputing income to parents. Minn. Stat. Section 518A.32, sub. 2(3) now provides for considering “the amount of income a parent could earn working 30 hours per…
  • Nov 2

    Early Neutral Evaluation – Is Joint Physical Custody More or Less Likely?

    Early Neutral Evaluation – Is Joint Physical Custody More or Less Likely?
    A colleague of mine recently expressed her belief that custody neutrals conducting Early Neutral Evaluations are almost uniformly recommending joint physical custody. Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE) is the process in which a team of two…
  • Oct 9

    New Child Custody Factors Signals New Perspective

    New Child Custody Factors Signals New Perspective
    When the statutory factors to be considered in child custody cases were revised by the Minnesota Legislature earlier this year, the substance of the changes did not appear to be significant.  It is interesting to consider, though, how…
Rank this Week: 729

Williams Law Group Blog

Williams Law Group Blog

Covers New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency issues.

http://newjerseydyfsdefense.com/blog
  • Jan 13

    Most Read Posts on Our Blog in 2015

    Most Read Posts on Our Blog in 2015
    I hope 2016 is off to a great start for everyone. Here is a round-up of the most read posts on our blog in 2015. Thanks for reading, sharing and supporting us. I hope these articles helped you get to know more about your parental rights, DYFS…
  • Sep 7

    Defining Success on Your Own Terms and Working Towards It

    Defining Success on Your Own Terms and Working Towards It
    In this chapter, we touched on common practices that parents and therapists can use to reverse or at least stop the damage caused by parental alienation. We also explored some common obstacles that confront families going through this…
  • Sep 4

    What If the Alienating Parent Is Obsessed? [Part 2]

    What If the Alienating Parent Is Obsessed? [Part 2]
    Here are some more insights – continuing from where we left off in the last post: • Use the court to protect your rights and force compliance, if necessary. Under certain conditions, the court can require an appointed staff member…
Rank this Week: 1028

The History of Custody Law

The History of Custody Law

Traces the development of custody law from prehistoric times to the modern day. By the Law Office of Tom James.

http://tomjameslaw.com/blog/category/history-of-custody-law-2/
  • Nov 30

    Bolden vs. Does: Eviscerating the parental rights of unwed father

    Bolden vs. Does: Eviscerating the parental rights of unwed father
    The U.S. Supreme Court’s denial of certiorari this year in the case of Bolden v. Does (In re Adoption of J.S.)1 is disappointing. This case presented the Court with a perfect opportunity to reconsider its questionable ruling in Quilloin…
  • Aug 23

    Should Custody Law Be Abolished?

    Should Custody Law Be Abolished?
    In a previous blog post1 I explained why custody designations still matter, in terms of their impact on legal rights. The bigger question behind that one is: Should custody labels still matter? To put it another way: Has the time come to…
  • Aug 15

    Effect of heterologous insemination statutes on parental right

    Effect of heterologous insemination statutes on parental right
    To enable married couples to become legal parents despite the husband’s impotency, and to obviate the need for a formal adoption, several states have enacted statutes providing that under certain circumstances a child born to a married…
Rank this Week: 819

Georgia Family Law Blog

Georgia Family Law Blog

Discusses various aspects of family law in Georgia. By Lunn Law LLC.

http://attorneytiffanyrlunnblog.com/
  • Nov 7

    Federal Estate Tax Is Set To Increase in 2016

    Federal Estate Tax Is Set To Increase in 2016
    The federal estate tax is set to increase for those single and married. Knowing this can be important for those that are mindful of estate planning and legacy. This yearly statistic is important to watch for those that have an estate of 2…
  • Oct 11

    Georgia Adoption By Lesbian Couple Was Not Given Full Faith And Credit In Alabama

    Georgia Adoption By Lesbian Couple Was Not Given Full Faith And Credit In Alabama
    A case involving same-sex adoption in Georgia is denied recognition in Alabama.  The Alabama Supreme Court found the Decree of Adoption void because the parental rights of the biological mother were not termination prior to the adoption.…
  • Jun 17

    Motion To Set Aside Judgment

    Motion To Set Aside Judgment
    Once a judgment is reached in a divorce or other domestic matter, it is sometimes difficult to get the judgment set aside (or for the court not to let the Final Order stand).  Having a judgment set aside and/or attacked depends on a…
Rank this Week: 981

Lutz Law blog

Lutz Law blog

Covers Washington family law.

http://www.lutzlaw.com/articles/
  • Nov 2

    Child Custody Jurisdiction

    Child Custody Jurisdiction
    One of the most common issues that come up regarding determining custody for a child deals with whether or not Washington has jurisdiction to hear your case.  If both parents are presently in Washington and the child resides in…
  • Aug 18

    Retirement Accounts and Disability Pay From United States Military

    Retirement Accounts and Disability Pay From United States Military
    Even though you have an interest in a military retirement account as a military dependent, sometimes that interest can be compromised if the military member converts his or her retirement account into a disability based award (actually, when…
  • Jul 14

    Spousal Maintenance for Immigrant

    Spousal Maintenance for Immigrant
    It is not uncommon for a person seeking immigration status in the United States (i.e. petitioner) to find him or herself in a position where the other spouse files for a divorce but the Unites States Citizen and Immigration Service ……
Rank this Week: 1031