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NJ Family Legal Blog

NJ Family Legal Blog

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

http://njfamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 22

    CHANGING YOUR NAME POST DIVORCE

    CHANGING YOUR NAME POST DIVORCE
    In my opinion, most people (typically women) decide whether or not to change their name to a maiden name at the actual time of the divorce proceeding, if not sooner.  The decision is a largely personal one and in my years of…
  • Jul 17

    ABA BLAWG 100 – PLEASE NOMINATE THE NEW JERSEY FAMILY LEGAL BLOG

    ABA BLAWG 100 – PLEASE NOMINATE THE NEW JERSEY FAMILY LEGAL BLOG
    We have been writing the New Jersey Family Legal Blog since 2008.  The writing has been a labor of love for us and has been very well received.  Aside from the satisfaction of seeing that thousands of people read the blog each…
  • Jul 9

    THE DAY “DADDY” BECAME “DAD” – CHILDHOOD GOES BY QUICKLY

    THE DAY “DADDY” BECAME “DAD” – CHILDHOOD GOES BY QUICKLY
    I experienced a bittersweet moment this weekend.  My family was away for the holiday weekend (the weekend before my daughter’s 11th birthday), and she had a friend with her.  All of a sudden, gone was “daddy” only…
Rank this Week: 1347

International Family Law

International Family Law

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

http://www.internationalfamilylawfirm.com/
  • Jul 22

    The Hague Abduction Convention in South Africa

    The Hague Abduction Convention in South Africa
    The following are excerpts, without footnotes, of an article published in the Judges’ Newsletter on International Child Protection Vol. XX, Summer – Autumn 2013.The full article is available on the website of the Hague Conference…
  • Jul 21

    The Hague Abduction Convention in Paraguay

    The Hague Abduction Convention in Paraguay
    The following are excerpts, without footnotes, of an article published in the Judges’ Newsletter on International Child Protection Vol. XX, Summer – Autumn 2013.The full article is available on the website of the Hague Conference…
  • Jul 18

    The Hague Abduction Convention in Panama

    The Hague Abduction Convention in Panama
    The following are excerpts, without footnotes, of an article published in the Judges’ Newsletter on International Child Protection Vol. XX, Summer – Autumn 2013.The full article is available on the website of the Hague Conference…
Rank this Week: 2887

Mississippi Family Lawyer Blog

Mississippi Family Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, child custody and child support. By M. Devin Whitt.

http://www.mississippifamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    Sipping the Syrup Too Much: Habitual Drunkenness and Divorce in Mississippi

    Sipping the Syrup Too Much: Habitual Drunkenness and Divorce in Mississippi
    Here in Mississippi, there is nothing like watching a good football game and drinking a cold beer with friends and family. Recreational drinking--and football of course--is a stapled pastime in our country. But for some, the pastime of…
  • Jul 17

    How High: Marijuana Use as Grounds for Divorce in Mississippi

    How High: Marijuana Use as Grounds for Divorce in Mississippi
    Habitual and excessive drug use--including excessive marijuana use--is one of twelve grounds for fault-based divorce in Mississippi. Under Mississippi law, "[d]ivorces from the bonds of matrimony may be decreed to the injured party for . . .…
  • Jul 15

    Reunited and It Feels So Good: The Magic of Un-Divorce in Mississippi

    Reunited and It Feels So Good: The Magic of Un-Divorce in Mississippi
    Have you ever thought about un-divorcing or re-marrying your divorced spouse? For many folks, the answer is typically a stern "absolutely not," but for some, the answer could be an optimistic "maybe" because love is a strange creature that…
Rank this Week: 4693

Jackson White Family Law Blog

Jackson White Family Law Blog

Covers the workings of family law, including recent legal changes, hot topics and pressing issues in this legal industry.

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/arizona-family-law/blog/
  • Jul 22

    Tips for Divorcés to Help Friends Getting a Divorce

    Tips for Divorcés to Help Friends Getting a Divorce
    Getting a divorce is emotionally exhausting and can become a complicated legal battle.  If you’ve had one, you know that no matter what happens in the end that you’ve learned whole lot from what you went through. This…
  • Jul 17

    Halle Berry Needs to Pay Child Support

    Halle Berry Needs to Pay Child Support
    Child support is a complicated area where it seems men are the ones that need to dig deep into his pockets to pay up. However, the Los Angeles Superior Court decided that it would be Halle Berry that would need to pay child support towards…
  • Jul 15

    Even After Divorce-They’re Still Your Step Child

    Even After Divorce-They’re Still Your Step Child
    Divorcing a spouse does not divorce an individual from their stepchildren. According to the “relationship” piece of the dependency exemption, the stepchildren will remain stepchildren despite a divorce. One example of this was the…
Rank this Week: 3551

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, paternity and legal separation issues. By Roy M. Doppelt and Associates.

http://www.sandiegodivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    Division of Community Property in Divorce Includes Assets and Debt

    Division of Community Property in Divorce Includes Assets and Debt
    Often when people think about the division of marital property in divorce, they consider mainly the couple's accumulated assets, such as the family home, bank accounts, investments and other property. But because California is a "community…
  • Jul 17

    Celebrity Divorce Raises Question as to Unborn Child's Fate

    Celebrity Divorce Raises Question as to Unborn Child's Fate
    The most simple divorce case is not easy. Without question, there are difficult emotional and financial aspects to any dissolution of marriage. But certain cases are simply more complicated and unconventional than others, requiring the…
  • Jul 15

    Marital Settlement Agreement Incorporated Into Divorce Judgment Declared "Moot"

    Marital Settlement Agreement Incorporated Into Divorce Judgment Declared "Moot"
    Depending on the facts and circumstances surrounding a divorce, the marital settlement agreement can vary in length, as well as the impact on the parties' future lives. The agreement typically purports to settle significant matters between…
Rank this Week: 2565

Family Law Matters Blog

Family Law Matters Blog

Covers New York family law. By Deborah Hope Wayne.

http://www.familylawmatters-blog.com/
  • Jul 22

    Co-Parenting: How Can Parents Create a Unified Front?

    Co-Parenting: How Can Parents Create a Unified Front?
    The term 'co-parenting' has almost become a buzzword that appears in different magazines and in segments by celebrity doctors and specialists on television. Co-parenting is essentially what it sounds like - parents sharing the…
  • Jul 15

    It's Not All about the Dress: 5 Reasons Brides Should Consider a Pre-Nup

    It's Not All about the Dress: 5 Reasons Brides Should Consider a Pre-Nup
    It's no secret that saying the word, "pre-nup" to a newly engaged person often brings on a whole range of emotions. To many people, suggesting a pre-nup is effectively the same as questioning their loyalty to their future husband or wife.…
  • Jun 11

    The Power of the Post-Nup: Taking a Closer Look at the Spitzer Divorce Settlement

    The Power of the Post-Nup: Taking a Closer Look at the Spitzer Divorce Settlement
    Now that most of the dust has settled from news of former NY Governor Eliot Spitzer's divorce settlement, it seems like a good time to address the details. For those unfamiliar with the situation, Eliot Spitzer served as New York's 54th…
Rank this Week: 3075

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/
Rank this Week: 772

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Jul 22

    The Advantages of Avoiding the Courtroom during Divorce

    The Advantages of Avoiding the Courtroom during Divorce
    Divorce can be one of the most emotionally charged legal processes, which is why it is not uncommon for spouses to find themselves in the courtroom when they are ending their marriage. However, if you could avoid the time, stress, and money…
  • Jul 21

    Forming A Prenup: It's not the Bad Process You may think it is!

    Forming A Prenup: It's not the Bad Process You may think it is!
    Due to the negative way countless people view prenuptial agreements, it is not uncommon for married couples to be hesitant about forming one. People believe that forming a premarital agreement means that they do not truly believe their…
  • Jul 17

    Animal Cruelty Is Often an Indication of Domestic Violence

    Animal Cruelty Is Often an Indication of Domestic Violence
    According to one study, 70 and 85 percent of all female victims of domestic violence say that their abusers also committed acts of violence against their pets. Children witness violence against pets in about one-third to two-thirds of all…
Rank this Week: 561

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/
  • Jul 22

    The Dangers of Sonoma County Debt Settlement Companie

    The Dangers of Sonoma County Debt Settlement Companie
    Do you find yourself laden with debt? Have you been tempted to contact a debt-settlement company that promises to reduce your debt by negotiating with your creditors? A new report issued by the Center for Responsible Lending indicates that…
  • Jul 15

    Watch Out Santa Rosa: Deceptive Mortgage Practices Are Back!

    Watch Out Santa Rosa: Deceptive Mortgage Practices Are Back!
    Do you remember when a federal jury decided that Bank of America was guilty of selling subprime mortgages and ordered the bank to pay $863 million in damages? In that case, the US Justice Department argued that Countrywide, which Bank of…
  • Jul 8

    FTC Rebukes Harsh and Deceptive Debt Collection Practice

    FTC Rebukes Harsh and Deceptive Debt Collection Practice
    Are one or more debt collectors hounding you? Have you been tempted to authorize payment of your debt over the phone? In a recent case, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) determined that a Houston debt collection company - RTB Enterprises,…
Rank this Week: 857

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

Covers divorce, spousal support and property division in California. By the Law Offices of Nancy J. Bickford, APC.

http://www.sandiegodivorceattorneysblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    California Divorce 101

    California Divorce 101
    The practice of divorce law can be a complicated process; however, family law can be boiled down to the following basic areas: property division; child custody and visitation, support, credits and reimbursements, and attorney fees and…
  • Jul 21

    Pamela Anderson Divorces Same Person for a Second Time!

    Pamela Anderson Divorces Same Person for a Second Time!
    Looks like the second go around didn't work out for former Baywatch star, Pamela Anderson, and husband Rick Salomon. The couple married for the first time in 2007 and were together only a couple of months before getting an annulment. Then…
  • Jul 16

    Statutes of Limitations between Spouse

    Statutes of Limitations between Spouse
    Prior to marriage, it is not uncommon for people to incur debts or obligations to their significant others. For example, in a long term relationship a boyfriend might loan his girlfriend money for a down payment on a new car or money for car…
Rank this Week: 2339

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Jul 22

    Re B: Children giving evidence

    Re B: Children giving evidence
    A summary of Re B (Child Evidence) [2014] EWCA Civ 1015.Re B concerned a father's application for contact with his 5 year old son. The mother alleged that the father had been violent towards her during their relationship. Her allegations were…
  • Jul 22

    Not QUITE got the idea...

    Not QUITE got the idea...
    Research indicates that legal aid contributes to significant public savings - Family Law, 22nd July 2014
  • Jul 18

    Hot.

    Hot.
    It has been far too hot this week for me to spend too much time in front of a computer, so you will have to content yourself with my efforts on Marilyn Stowe's Family Law & Divorce Blog, which have included the following:The impact of the…
Rank this Week: 982

Dallas Divorce Law Blog

Dallas Divorce Law Blog

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

http://www.dallastxdivorce.com/
  • Jul 22

    Rule 11 agreements are revocable before judgment is rendered

    Rule 11 agreements are revocable before judgment is rendered
    A point of confusion for many in the family law context is the viability of a rule 11 agreement to settle an issue or a whole case.  Rule 11 of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure provides that an agreement between lawyers in a case is…
  • Jul 16

    Becoming a Partner -- Ownership Interest in Divorce

    Becoming a Partner -- Ownership Interest in Divorce
    I was asked recently about whether becoming a partner in a professional company creates community or separate property.  The Husband worked for a firm prior to marriage and shortly before the marriage was offered a partnership interest…
  • Jul 9

    Strategy in Asset Divisions - Do's and Don't

    Strategy in Asset Divisions - Do's and Don't
    One asset does not always equal another asset, even if the values are identical. One reason for this may be based on the personal situation of each spouse.  For example, one spouse may have a greater need for cash in the short run, where…
Rank this Week: 2205

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Jul 22

    Hasday's "Family Law Reimagined"

    Hasday's "Family Law Reimagined"
    From Jill Elaine Hasday (University of Minnesota), writing for Slate: Too often, the law permits sibling relationships to be severed by an adoption or a parent’s divorce or death. Sometimes, siblings are left with no way to stay in touch...
  • Jul 21

    Time Spent with Kid

    Time Spent with Kid
    From the Guardian: Dads may deserve that card to mark Fathers' Day as research shows they spend seven times as much time interacting with their children than their own fathers did with them 40 years ago. While the time focused...
  • Jul 19

    Review of Carbone and Cahn's "Marriage Markets"

    Review of Carbone and Cahn's "Marriage Markets"
    From Brookings: Economists have long argued that there is such a thing as a market for spouses. The old theory, associated with University of Chicago Nobel laureate, Gary Becker, is that people marry for the same reason that nations trade...
Rank this Week: 363

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

Covers family law in South Carolina.

http://www.scfamilylaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 22

    South Carolina Child Support Guidelines Updated

    South Carolina Child Support Guidelines Updated
    The South Carolina Child Support Guidelines have been updated as of July 1, 2014. This marks the first update to our guidelines since 2006, and it includes four significant changes: 1. The combined monthly income of the parties has been…
  • Jul 21

    Sealing Family Court Records in South Carolina

    Sealing Family Court Records in South Carolina
    One politician in Washington State is finding himself the target of an especially brutal ad campaign by an opponent. Instead of the typical competitive political digs, these ads contain selections of damaging personal information found…
  • Jul 18

    Desertion as a Ground for Divorce in South Carolina

    Desertion as a Ground for Divorce in South Carolina
    When your relationship has soured to the point that you are considering filing for divorce, it is understandable how someone would want to get out of the house as fast as possible. Leaving and living elsewhere happens all the time as couples…
Rank this Week: 3134

Family-In-Law

Family-In-Law

Family law trends in Minnesota and across the country. By Michael Boulette.

http://family-in-law.com/
  • Jul 22

    Social Media’s Effect on Marriage

    Social Media’s Effect on Marriage
    In a new study out in the journal Computers in Human Behavior, Sebastián Valenzuela, Daniel Halpern, and James E. Katz have found a correlation between marital dissatisfaction ... The post Social Media’s Effect on…
  • Jul 21

    Can You Be Fired For Getting Divorced?

    Can You Be Fired For Getting Divorced?
    Can you be fired for getting divorced? Not in New Jersey, at least not anymore. The New Jersey Appellate Division recently released its decision in Smith v. ... The post Can You Be Fired For Getting Divorced? appeared first on…
  • Jul 18

    The Remembrance of Attorney’s Fees Past (Case Law Round-Up 7/14/14)

    The Remembrance of Attorney’s Fees Past (Case Law Round-Up 7/14/14)
    Following last week’s Minnesota Supreme Court decision in Citizens State Bank Norwood Young America v. Brown, this week’s Round-Up includes a published case from the ... The post The Remembrance of Attorney’s Fees Past (Case…
Rank this Week: 3262

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Jul 22

    What Can I Do if Judge Doesn't Enforce the Divorce Decree?

    What Can I Do if Judge Doesn't Enforce the Divorce Decree?
    Question:My divorce has been final for more than 120 days. In the divorce decree, there are certain requirements including one that says my ex and I must split medical costs.My ex has not followed many of the decree's requirements. My lawyer…
  • Jul 22

    Teenagers and Custody When No Custody Arrangement Exist

    Teenagers and Custody When No Custody Arrangement Exist
    Question:My teenage son wants to move in with me and leave his mother's home. His mother and I were never married, and neither one of us has custody of him ordered by a court. I have been paying her child support throughout the years.I…
  • Jul 18

    Book Excerpt & Giveaway: Always Mom, Forever Dad

    Book Excerpt & Giveaway: Always Mom, Forever Dad
    One of the most difficult aspects of divorce when you have children can be the process of explaining to them what is happening and reassuring them that they are still loved.Elementary school teacher and author Joanna Rowland recently…
Rank this Week: 798

Family Law Guy

Family Law Guy

Features California family law news, views, and ruminations. By Richard Gould-Saltman.

http://familylawguy.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    Interference with Child Custody

    Interference with Child Custody
      Maria Jose Carrascosa, 48, is a native of Spain and lived in Fort Lee, New Jersey. She had a child, a daughter, with Peter Innes while in New Jersey and the couple separated in 2004.  They signed a parenting agreement prohibiting either…
  • Jul 15

    Should a Five Year Old Give Preference Testimony?

    Should a Five Year Old Give Preference Testimony?
        Professional basketball player, Chris Bosh, has been in a custody battle over his young year old daughter with the child’s mother, Allison Mathis.  Apparently Mathis is requesting that their daughter, Trinity, (either four or five…
  • Jul 7

    Update on Failure to Make Child Support Payment

    Update on Failure to Make Child Support Payment
        An update on my previous blog from last week (July 1)!  Apparently, Houston resident, Clifford Hall, who was jailed for failing to pay child support has been released after one week.  Hall’s wages were being withheld to pay the…
Rank this Week: 3983

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Jul 21

    The Quick, Easy, and Cheap Arkansas Divorce

    The Quick, Easy, and Cheap Arkansas Divorce
    Quick, Easy, and Cheap Arkansas Divorce I talk to a lot of people who need divorces. Everyone wants them to be quick and easy, and most want them to be cheap. To that end, many of these people don’t have much money and want advice about…
  • Jul 15

    Grandparent Visitation in Arkansa

    Grandparent Visitation in Arkansa
    Grandparent Visitation If you want to understand the law, you have to understand this: It’s about striking a balance between competing interests (or rights, as the case may be). The law surrounding grandparent visitation in Arkansas is…
  • Jun 18

    July 2014 MEE Subject

    July 2014 MEE Subject
    In the spirit of ongoing generosity (and remembering how incredibly stressful that studying for the Bar was), here are my predictions for the MEE section of the July 2014 Bar: 1) a Civ Pro question (surprise there always is); 2)…
Rank this Week: 1144

Sanns Mediation World of ADR

Sanns Mediation World of ADR

Covers mediation, arbitration and family/divorce law in NJ.

http://sannsmediation.com/wordpress
  • Jul 21

    Name Change in a Divorce in NJ

    Name Change in a Divorce in NJ
    New Jersey law allows either spouse in the divorce process to change their name.  N.J.S.A. 2A:34-21 reads in pertinent part: The court, upon or after granting a divorce from the bonds of matrimony to either spouse … may allow…
  • Jul 16

    Power-of-Attorney Restricted in Divorce Case

    Power-of-Attorney Restricted in Divorce Case
    A Superior Court Judge in Ocean County ruled that unless a person has been declared incompetent and needs the assistance of a guardian, that person must appear in court for a divorce in person.  In a case of first impression, Judge…
  • Jul 16

    Expectations During a Divorce

    Expectations During a Divorce
    One of the biggest causes of anxiety for people considering a divorce is the unknown expectations about the process.  Elinor Robin explains in this Huffington Post article about some expectations to have: Expect the courts to move in…
Rank this Week: 1978

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/
  • Jul 21

    Think of yourself as a mountain

    Think of yourself as a mountain
    TRY: Setting aside a time every day for just being. Five minutes would be fine, or ten or twenty or thirty if you want to venture that far. Sit down and watch the moments unfold, with no agenda other than to be fully present. Use the breath…
  • Jul 14

    Is going to divorce court ever the answer?

    Is going to divorce court ever the answer?
  • Jun 12

    California divorce resources I use

    California divorce resources I use
    If you are representing yourself or otherwise interested, these are some of the resources I’ve used as a practicing divorce attorney. This is an evolving list, which I will add to in the future. Please bookmark the page and check…
Rank this Week: 248

Pennsylvania Family Law

Pennsylvania Family Law

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

http://pafamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 21

    SUPERIOR COURT CLARIFIES WHEN CUSTODY FACTORS MUST BE EVALUATED

    SUPERIOR COURT CLARIFIES WHEN CUSTODY FACTORS MUST BE EVALUATED
    We are slowly observing some flesh of judicial precedent applied to the bones of the custody stature enacted by the General Assembly and made effective in January, 2011.  A recent and significant contribution to that came in a Superior…
  • Jul 21

    PA COURTS WILL ENFORCE OUT-OF-STATE RESTRAINING ORDERS

    PA COURTS WILL ENFORCE OUT-OF-STATE RESTRAINING ORDERS
    Like many border areas of states, living in eastern Pennsylvania commonly results in legal issues which “span the river” into New Jersey, New York, Maryland, or Delaware (for our colleagues in the central and western part of the…
  • Jul 14

    ATTORNEY-EXPERT CONFIDENTIALITY NOW A RULE

    ATTORNEY-EXPERT CONFIDENTIALITY NOW A RULE
    In May I wrote about the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s split decision (resulting in affirmation) on protecting the communication between attorneys and the experts working on their cases. This was an important decision for a number of…
Rank this Week: 1899

New Jersey Divorce and Family…

New Jersey Divorce and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers family and divorce law. By The Law Office of James P. Yudes, P.C.

http://www.newjerseydivorcelawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 21

    Power of Attorneys are not Allowed to Appear and Testify on Behalf of Divorce Litigant

    Power of Attorneys are not Allowed to Appear and Testify on Behalf of Divorce Litigant
    In a recently published trial court decision, Marsico-v-Marsico, the Honorable Lawrence R. Jones, J.S.C., dealt with the novel question of law as to whether or not a designated power of attorney could appear and testify on behalf of or in…
  • Jul 11

    AVOIDING DIVORCE WARS – SHOULD SOME SORT OF NON-DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESTRAINING ORDERS BE REVISITED?

    AVOIDING DIVORCE WARS – SHOULD SOME SORT OF NON-DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESTRAINING ORDERS BE REVISITED?
    Legislation has recently been introduced in the New Jersey Legislature that would allow for the issuance of Restraining Orders in Non-Domestic Violence situations. While its passage and/or application to family law matters is problematic,…
  • Jul 6

    New Jersey Mulls an End to Permanent Alimony

    New Jersey Mulls an End to Permanent Alimony
    A bill has passed the New Jersey Senate and Assembly and which is now before the governor that intends to amend the current alimony statute, N.J.S.A. 2A34-23.   At present, the alimony statute allows a court to consider (1)…
Rank this Week: 3552

St. Charles Divorce Lawyer Blog

St. Charles Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law with an emphasis on divorce. By Doug Bellon of Dalton, Chassaniol & Bellon.

http://www.stcharlesdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 21

    5 Things You Should Know Before You Hire Your Divorce Attorney - 2 Part Serie

    5 Things You Should Know Before You Hire Your Divorce Attorney - 2 Part Serie
    Choosing the right attorney to help assist and guide you through the divorce process is critical. But, what do you need to know when you first meet an attorney to help you make the correct choice? In this two-part blog we examine 5 factors…
  • May 29

    When Is An Order Of Protection A Viable Option in Missouri?

    When Is An Order Of Protection A Viable Option in Missouri?
    In 2012, alone, there were 41,494 reported incidents of domestic violence in Missouri according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. In today's blog we examine the use of an Adult Order of Protection as a tool against the perpetuation of…
  • Mar 27

    What is My Missouri Family Law Judge Likely to Consider in Awarding Legal Custody?

    What is My Missouri Family Law Judge Likely to Consider in Awarding Legal Custody?
    In our previous blog we discussed the difference between sole legal custody and joint legal custody and the importance of having a well drafted parenting plan. In today's blog we discuss those factors that will be considered by your family…
Rank this Week: 3359

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
  • Jul 21

    Is Involuntary Military Separation Pay Marital Property?

    Is Involuntary Military Separation Pay Marital Property?
    On rare occasions, the US military will terminate a service member involuntarily. It rarely happens, but it is considered an honorable discharge and the service member is given a severance package. The service member does not receive any…
  • Jul 17

    Legal Father vs. Biological Father

    Legal Father vs. Biological Father
    When a child is born during a marriage, there is a presumption of legitimacy. It is presumed that the husband of the marriage is the father is the child. This is often true even if it can be proven that the husband is not the biological…
  • Jul 15

    Therapist Client Privilege with a Child Patient

    Therapist Client Privilege with a Child Patient
    One thing that is often argued over in family law cases - both initial divorces, and post-judgment matters - is whether both parents should be able to review mental health and psychological records of a child. A situation sometimes occurs…
Rank this Week: 2319

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/
  • Jul 21

    Child Custody Drama for Clay Aiken

    Child Custody Drama for Clay Aiken
    American Idol Runner Up, Clay Aiken, who is also a North Carolina congressional candidate has been involved in a custody battle over his son. According to Radar Online, a source says Aiken and the mother of his child, Jaymes Foster, are at…
  • Jul 18

    UK's Wealthiest Divorce Case to be Reported

    UK's Wealthiest Divorce Case to be Reported
    An attempt by a hedge fund tycoon to impose a blanket ban on reporting the UK's wealthiest divorce case has been rejected by a high court judge. In a test case that significantly expands the media's ability to report on matrimonial hearings,…
  • Jul 16

    Another Divorce for Pamela Anderson

    Another Divorce for Pamela Anderson
    Raise your hand if you are surprised of the divorce between Pamela Anderson and Rick Salomon? We all saw this one coming. Indeed, Anderson has filed for divorce from Saloman, TMZ.com reports. Saloman, famous for starring in Paris Hilton's…
Rank this Week: 225

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

By Alan Robert Burton.

http://www.bocaratondivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 21

    How to Get a Marriage License in Boca Raton

    How to Get a Marriage License in Boca Raton
    When you get married, you likely want everything to be perfect. While many couples focus on every detail of the ceremony and reception, some fail to focus on the legal requirements and implications of a marriage. It is highly important to…
  • Jul 15

    What Happens to Your House in a Divorce?

    What Happens to Your House in a Divorce?
    Going through a divorce is almost always an extremely difficult process. Often, people going through the breakdown of a marriage may have significant uncertainty about the most important aspects of their lives. Divorce can have significant…
  • Jul 11

    Florida Awaits Another Marriage Ruling

    Florida Awaits Another Marriage Ruling
    Floridians took another step toward challenging the definition of marriage under the state constitution. Due to a constitutional amendment in 2008, the constitution currently states that marriage is defined as between one woman and one man,…
Rank this Week: 2291

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
  • Jul 21

    Estate Planning Is Not Just for the Rich and Famou

    Estate Planning Is Not Just for the Rich and Famou
    The following is a guest blog post by April E. Frisby of Frisby Law. April is a lawyer in Orange County who practices business and securities transactional law, as well as estate planning. April is also an adjunct law professor at Whittier…
  • Jul 18

    Get Technical in Your Next Personal Injury Case

    Get Technical in Your Next Personal Injury Case
    Feeling out of your element by the technical aspects of your personal injury case? Get a technical experts on your team! Here’s how technical experts can help in common personal injury cases, such as slip and fall, car accident, and…
  • Jul 16

    Are Inherited IRAs Exempt Property in California Bankruptcy?

    Are Inherited IRAs Exempt Property in California Bankruptcy?
    The law says that retirement funds are exempt property in bankruptcy, but the Supreme Court has held that this exemption doesn’t apply to inherited IRAs. End of story? Not quite. The Supreme Court recently affirmed the Seventh Circuit…
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Updates in Michigan Family Law

Updates in Michigan Family Law

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

http://jeannehannah.typepad.com/blog_jeanne_hannah_traver/
  • Jul 21

    Networking | Essential for the Successful Lawyer

    Networking | Essential for the Successful Lawyer
    Conferences are important and are a great place to make face-to-face contact with other lawyers who may refer work to you.
  • Jul 19

    New Revocation of Parentage Act | What New Rights are Created?

    New Revocation of Parentage Act | What New Rights are Created?
    On June 12, 2012, Public Act 159 of 2012 because effective as law in Michigan regarding the revocation of parentage by various persons given standing and under certain terms and conditions.
  • Jul 18

    Protecting a Client's Confidential Information

    Protecting a Client's Confidential Information
    I never (and I mean never) blind copy a client on email correspondence to opposing counsel. The danger is to high that a client may accidentally hit "Reply All" when commenting on the content of the email. If that happens, then the…
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Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Covers developments in Tennessee family law.

http://herstontennesseefamilylaw.com/
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Divorce: New York

Divorce: New York

By Neil Cahn, PLLC.

http://www.divorceny.com/
  • Jul 20

    Child Support and the New Job: Heads You Win; Tails I Lose

    Child Support and the New Job: Heads You Win; Tails I Lose
    A parent’s decision to take one step back to later take several steps forward will not prejudice the child while the plan plays out. So held the Appellate Division, Second Department, in its July 2, 2014 decision in Bustamante v.…
  • Jul 7

    Being Bound by Statements in Tax Returns and Court Paper

    Being Bound by Statements in Tax Returns and Court Paper
    “Estoppel” is the principle that precludes a person from asserting something contrary to that inconsistent with a previous statement, position or ruling. Two decisions last month bringing the principal and to focus. First,…
  • Jun 30

    The Divorce Life Insurance Trust

    The Divorce Life Insurance Trust
    A court may order that life insurance be maintained to secure the payment of child or spousal support or the payout of a distributive award. It is not to be an award in an of itself. Its purpose is not to create an additional fund on the…
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Long Island Family Law and…

Long Island Family Law and Mediation Blog

Covers family law and mediation. By Law Office Of Darren M. Shapiro.

http://www.longislandfamilylawandmediation.com/
  • Jul 20

    Does New York have the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act?

    Does New York have the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act?
    Can the New York courts excercise jurisdiction over a child custody case?  In my practice as a New York City area and Long Island Child Custody attorney, this question comes when a child moves into New York from out of state or if a…
  • Jul 13

    Why a post-nuptial, pre-nuptial, separation agreement or divorce stipulation?

    Why a post-nuptial, pre-nuptial, separation agreement or divorce stipulation?
    Separation agreements, pre-nuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements, and stipulations of settlement may largely contain the same contents, and serve a lot of the same purposes, but vary in the timing that they are made. One purpose is…
  • Jul 4

    Does New York have the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act?

    Does New York have the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act?
    The Uniform Intersate Family Support Act (UIFSA) has been adopted, in some form, by every state in the United States.  New York’s version of the law may be found in the New York Family Court Act Article 5-B.    The…
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Just Families

Just Families

Covers children's and family law. By New York Law School’s Diane Abbey Law Center for Children and Families.

http://www.justfamilies.org/
  • Jul 20

    Weekly Round-Up: July 21st, 2014

    Weekly Round-Up: July 21st, 2014
    Immigration/NYC Municipal Identification Card If you can prove your identity and residency then you will be eligible for a New York City Identity Card beginning in January 2015. Mayor Bill De Blasio recently signed a bill that will allow…
  • Jul 11

    Weekly Round-Up: July 11th, 2014

    Weekly Round-Up: July 11th, 2014
    New Judgeships On June 26, 2014, Governor Cuomo signed a bill that is now in effect adding twenty-five new Family Court judgeship positions for New York. Prior to this legislation, there have not been any new positions added since 1991. …
  • Jul 3

    New Editors: Same Great Blog!

    New Editors: Same Great Blog!
    Congratulations to the New York Law School class of 2014.  We would like to send a special congratulations to Michael Cabasso, Emily de la Vega and Susan Imam.  This past year, JustFamilies.org was relaunched, thanks to these three…
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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/
  • Jul 20

    “For Their Own Good”: the failed Indian boarding school program, and what we can learn from it

    “For Their Own Good”: the failed Indian boarding school program, and what we can learn from it
    The nearly universal standard in child custody cases today is “the best interests of the child.” In the United States, citizens have entrusted their government, acting through its judiciary, administrative agency personnel, and…
  • Jun 29

    Visitation rights in the 20th century

    Visitation rights in the 20th century
    The nineteenth century rule governing visitation, i.e., that courts have broad discretion to award such visitation to a parent as the court determines is in the best interests of the child, remained unchanged throughout the…
  • Jun 15

    Gender Polarization

    Gender Polarization
    The era of equality-oriented feminism that began in the 1970s and resulted in the gender-neutralization of laws in the 1980s was relatively short-lived. It was followed close-upon by a movement opposing equal rights, and demanding, instead,…
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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/
  • Jul 20

    Radio Interview: Collaborative Divorce and Christian Value

    Radio Interview: Collaborative Divorce and Christian Value
    Collaborative attorney Joryn Jenkins and I recently appeared on Spirit FM 90.5′s Legally Speaking to talk about Collaborative Divorce.  Spirit FM is a Christian radio network that broadcasts out of Christ the King Church in the…
  • Jul 17

    BREAKING NEWS – Florida Judge Permits Same Sex Marriage Licenses in Florida Key

    BREAKING NEWS – Florida Judge Permits Same Sex Marriage Licenses in Florida Key
    Yet another judge has declared a ban on same sex marriages to be unconstitutional, and this one occurred right here in Florida.  The Honorable Luis M. Garcia found the law preventing the Clerk of Monroe County from issuing…
  • Jul 6

    “Next Generation Divorce” Takes On A New Meaning At St. Pete Pride

    “Next Generation Divorce” Takes On A New Meaning At St. Pete Pride
    Last Sunday, I met a lot of people who had a lot of questions regarding their parental and family law rights.  My law firm sponsored a booth at the St. Pete Pride festival in St. Petersburg, Florida, where I discussed … Continue…
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Llabona Law Blog

Llabona Law Blog

Covers Florida family law issues.

http://www.llabona.com/blog/
  • Jul 20

    Contentious Divorce Linked with Hypertension

    Contentious Divorce Linked with Hypertension
    The effects of divorce are well-known: Finances, housing, and possessions get split, families learn how to spend time apart, holidays get divided, etc. However, a recent study done by the University of Arizona shows that there could be some…
  • Jul 5

    Bitter Divorce Turns to 5 Years for Perjury

    Bitter Divorce Turns to 5 Years for Perjury
    One Florida woman’s recent arrest is the perfect example of how lying to a family court is never a smart idea, even when it means protecting your children. The incident in question involved a woman who won full custody of her child…
  • Jun 28

    Florida Mother Fights Family Court for Kid

    Florida Mother Fights Family Court for Kid
    A Florida mother recently learned the hard way how being caught unprepared can cost the ultimate price: Your children. When it comes to criminal courts, the rules are clear: Evidence of a crime leads to sentencing, which leads to punishment.…
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Domestic Diversions

Domestic Diversions

Covers relationships, families and family law.

http://domesticdiversions.com
  • Jul 20

    Top 5 admissions: Are you trying to kill your children?

    Top 5 admissions: Are you trying to kill your children?
    CNN’s Kelly Wallace shows how many otherwise good parents admit to choices that put their kids at risk of serious injury and death.
  • Jul 13

    Spilling your guts and other concerns when preparing for divorce

    Spilling your guts and other concerns when preparing for divorce
    Kim Komando adds 5 things to your To Do List when a divorce is coming, as well as an opening warning to think twice before posting to social media. In the column, Komando has tips regarding passwords, social media profiles, personal…
  • Jul 5

    Favors make the world go around: “Social wheels” and relationship

    Favors make the world go around: “Social wheels” and relationship
    Psychology Today included an item from Susan Krauss Whitbourne’s blog, entitled “How to Ask For a Favor.” She offered 7 specific situations commonly involving opportunities for favors, and she identified 4 core…
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Pink Tape

Pink Tape

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

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Jul 19

    Publishing information about family proceeding

    Publishing information about family proceeding
    Many moons ago in June 2009 I wrote a post entitled Writing about family proceedings – a blogger’s guide. A lot has changed since then. Although, oddly, the law has not. What has changed are judicial attitudes to free speech.…
  • Jul 18

    Unforced Error

    Unforced Error
    I watched ITV’s Exposure – Don’t Take My Child on catch up last night. I have mixed feelings about it. It is a piece of TV that raises important and difficult issues, and contained some hard hitting and well argued…
  • Jul 10

    Association of Lawyers for Children Event

    Association of Lawyers for Children Event
    Some fab looking events coming up at ALC in the near future… See Modern Families in Modern Britain (flyer) here and (leaflet) here. Keynote by the fab-o Theis J. NB event on 22 July – not long!!
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Linda's Law Blog

Linda's Law Blog

Covers Pennsylvania and New Jersey family law. By Linda A. Kerns.

http://lindakernslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 18

    Considering the dangers of social media

    Considering the dangers of social media
    On a typical day, how many times do you use social media?  People scroll through Facebook updates while riding the train.  Others use Instagram to post pictures of their vacations, their kids, their pets and even their dinner.…
  • Jul 18

    Do you enjoy our blog?

    Do you enjoy our blog?
    If so, please consider nominating us for the American Bar Association Journal "Blawg 100 Amici."You can nominate us here.  The form requests your name, email address, employer or school, city and a reason you are a fan of our blog.Our…
  • Jun 13

    Hey Dad - I don't want to have a relationship with you, but pay for my expensive college

    Hey Dad - I don't want to have a relationship with you, but pay for my expensive college
    In New Jersey, as most people know, there is no automatic emancipation of a child from a parent's obligation to pay child support, when the child graduates from high school.  In fact, divorce and separated parents can be ordered by a New…
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Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.santarosafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 18

    Marriage and Money – The Most Common Sticking Point

    Marriage and Money – The Most Common Sticking Point
    Marriage and Money Marriage and Money. Marriage can be challenging, especially when it comes to family finances. Many studies suggest that financial issues are the most common sources of contention in a marriage and a common cause of divorce.…
  • Jul 15

    Golden Years and Gray Divorce

    Golden Years and Gray Divorce
    A gray divorce may not have been on one’s bucket list, but as noted in a recent story by The New York Times, the divorce rate among those fifty years and older has doubled since 1990. These so-called “gray divorces” are…
  • Jul 1

    Child Custody Question. Do Mothers Have an Advantage In Custody Disputes?

    Child Custody Question. Do Mothers Have an Advantage In Custody Disputes?
    One critical child custody question for someone facing divorce. What will happen to the children?. Where custody is in dispute, divorcing spouses must rely on a court to make a decision regarding child custody. Many parents approach custody…
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Maryland Divorce Lawyer Blog

Maryland Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law with a focus on divorce on Maryland. By Anthony A. Fatemi, LLC.

http://www.marylanddivorcelawyer-blog.com/
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King Law Offices Blog

King Law Offices Blog

Discusses traffic matters, family law, criminal law, wills and estate planning and personal injury law as it relates to North Carolina and South Carolina.

http://kinglawoffices.com/blog/
  • Jul 18

    Getting Sued?

    Getting Sued?
    If you are served with papers, remember that this triggers important deadlines for the attorney that you should hire. This is the first and foremost thing. Do not wait around! The worst thing to do is ignore the papers that were served on…
  • Jul 11

    What to Do If You’ve Been Involved in an Auto Accident in North Carolina?

    What to Do If You’ve Been Involved in an Auto Accident in North Carolina?
    An auto accident can be one of the most frightening events you will encounter.  It is important to attempt to remain calm and make sure that the situation is handled in a way that ensures you receive the medical treatment that is vital…
  • Jul 7

    Completing A Financial Affidavit to Help Your Alimony and Spousal Support Case

    Completing A Financial Affidavit to Help Your Alimony and Spousal Support Case
    A financial affidavit is a statement of your expenses on the date of your separation and sets out your financial expenses and needs on a monthly basis. The affidavit explains what you own, what you owe, what you earn, and what you spend. This…
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Peter John Louie Law Blog

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Covers Virginia traffic and criminal law.

http://www.peterlouielaw.com/law-blog/
  • Jul 17

    Fighting DUI Checkpoint

    Fighting DUI Checkpoint
    If you were stopped at a traffic checkpoint and charged […] The post Fighting DUI Checkpoints appeared first on Reckless Driving and Traffic Defense Attorney.
  • Jun 25

    Virginia’s Move Over Law

    Virginia’s Move Over Law
    Drivers in Virginia should be aware of Virginia’s Move […]The post Virginia’s Move Over Law appeared first on Reckless Driving and Traffic Defense Attorney.
  • May 10

    SCOTUS Approves of a Traffic Stop Based on Anonymous 911 Tipster

    SCOTUS Approves of a Traffic Stop Based on Anonymous 911 Tipster
    On April 22, 2014, the United States Supreme Court dete […]The post SCOTUS Approves of a Traffic Stop Based on Anonymous 911 Tipster appeared first on Reckless Driving and Traffic Defense Attorney.
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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/
  • Jul 17

    Sherri Shepherd divorce lays bare issue of “unwanted” surrogate

    Sherri Shepherd divorce lays bare issue of “unwanted” surrogate
    Charlotte Divorce Attorney Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “What rules are there for Father’s Right in NC?”   The marriage of television writer Lamar Sally and wife, Sherri…
  • Jul 15

    Not all divorces are forever—Lebron remarries his hometown team

    Not all divorces are forever—Lebron remarries his hometown team
    Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “How can an attorney help me with my Divorce or Separation in North Carolina?” When Lebron James announced on live television that he was taking his talents to…
  • Jul 10

    New reality show contestants flip the script, skip dating

    New reality show contestants flip the script, skip dating
    Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question ” I’m not getting along with my husband. We’ve been married two weeks and it was a mistake. Can’t I just get…
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Minnesota Divorce Blog

Minnesota Divorce Blog

Covers divorce, alimony, and child support issues. By Mankato Family Law.

http://mankatofamilylaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 17

    What Is ADR Really?

    What Is ADR Really?
    What is ADR really? ADR, or Alternative Dispute Resolution, is an extremely effective way to settle a case out of court, and save on time and money.  The question becomes, is it right for your case?  ADR includes multiple types,…
  • Jul 9

    Question: Does Physical Abuse Matter When Determining Custody?

    Question: Does Physical Abuse Matter When Determining Custody?
    YouTube So… does abuse really matter when it comes to determining custody in the state of Minnesota? The short answer is yes, it does, however, the type of abuse also matters and I prompt that statement with the question: “What…
  • Jul 2

    Question: How Much Does A Divorce Cost?

    Question: How Much Does A Divorce Cost?
    YouTube   This question, submitted by Alex in Mankato, is “How much does a divorce cost?” So how much does a divorce cost?  In the video I use a vehicle metaphor and the truth is, it is probably one of the more accurate…
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Cardozo Law Student Chapter -…

Cardozo Law Student Chapter - Children's Rights Institute

Cardozo law student division of CRI founded by 2010 Cardozo graduates Danielle Goldstein and Benjamin Ryberg. CRI-Cardozo has over 40 student members and is dedicated to raising awareness about human rights abuses against children.

http://www.childrensrightsinstitute.org/blog/
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