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Futeral & Nelson LLC Blog

Futeral & Nelson LLC Blog

Covers family law in South Carolina.

http://www.charlestonlaw.net/category/family-law/
  • Apr 17

    How to Avoid Getting Over-Billed By Your Divorce Lawyer

    How to Avoid Getting Over-Billed By Your Divorce Lawyer
    Lawyers in Charleston, SC - Futeral and Nelson, LLC As a divorce lawyer in Charleston, South Carolina, I’ve had clients tell me that another lawyer ripped them off during their divorce by over-billing them. Besides what I hear from…
  • Apr 16

    The South Carolina Military Parent Equal Protection Act

    The South Carolina Military Parent Equal Protection Act
    Lawyers in Charleston, SC - Futeral and Nelson, LLC As a former member of the armed forces and a military divorce attorney in Charleston, it’s been my privilege to help mothers and fathers who face challenges in custody and visitation…
  • Apr 16

    What Happens in South Carolina if You Have a Child When You Aren’t Married?

    What Happens in South Carolina if You Have a Child When You Aren’t Married?
    Lawyers in Charleston, SC - Futeral and Nelson, LLC Our custody and family court lawyers in Charleston have handled many cases involving custody of a child who’s parents never married. In some respects, family court cases involving…
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Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Apr 17

    Judicial Shaming of Convicted Judge Nixed by Court of Appeal

    Judicial Shaming of Convicted Judge Nixed by Court of Appeal
    As Elton John wrote: “Sorry seems to be the hardest word”, an adage that is certainly true for convicted Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin, who was ordered to deliver a written apology to every judge in the State…
  • Apr 14

    Supreme Court of Canada Strikes Down Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Prohibited Firearm

    Supreme Court of Canada Strikes Down Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Prohibited Firearm
    Everyone said Hussein Nur, age 19, was a fine young man, smart, athletic, and a leader among his high school peers. Unfortunately, Mr. Nur was caught by the Toronto police with a working 22‑calibre semi-automatic gun with an oversized…
  • Apr 10

    Tabloid Fame Increases Chances of Divorce in Hollywood

    Tabloid Fame Increases Chances of Divorce in Hollywood
    In a tongue-in-cheek article in the New York Times, writer John Tierney re-introduces his practically fail-proof formula, designed in 2006, for predicting the demise of Hollywood marriages, by relying on his friend, Garth Sundem’s…
Rank this Week: 806

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.indianafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Gestational Surrogacy vs. Traditional Surrogacy

    Gestational Surrogacy vs. Traditional Surrogacy
    Have you ever wondered what the difference is between gestational surrogacy and traditional surrogacy? The surrogate's genetic contribution is the distinguishing factor between the two classifications. In traditional surrogacy arrangements,…
  • Apr 13

    "Bring Our Daughters and Sons to Work" Day

    "Bring Our Daughters and Sons to Work" Day
    While we often discuss the lifestyle surrounding divorce, custody battles, and child support, sometimes taking a step back and simply focusing on your children is the best move. On Thursday April 23rd, it is "Take Our Daughters and Sons to…
  • Apr 7

    Foreign Adoptions by Americans Continue to Decline

    Foreign Adoptions by Americans Continue to Decline
    According to the U.S. Department of State's 2014 Annual Report on Intercountry Adoption, American adoption of foreign-born children is dramatically declining. The report, released last week, found that the number of foreign-born children…
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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/
  • Apr 17

    The Role of Attorneys in Divorce Mediation

    The Role of Attorneys in Divorce Mediation
    It is a common myth in California and all over the U.S. that  when it comes to mediation, the role of the attorneys becomes next to nothing. This however is more a fiction that a fact. While it is true for those clients that turn to…
  • Apr 15

    Communication with Your Soon-to-be Ex During a Divorce: Good or Bad Idea?

    Communication with Your Soon-to-be Ex During a Divorce: Good or Bad Idea?
    Divorce is definitely not one of the happiest decisions one has to make in his or her life. Divorce is the sign of failure for two people who couldn’t adjust with each other, and could not achieve the goal of spending their whole life…
  • Apr 13

    Questions You Should Ask Your Divorce Mediator

    Questions You Should Ask Your Divorce Mediator
    Divorce is one of the most painful and uncertain subject in a couples’ life. When it comes to divorce, there are two ways that a couple can choose to carry it out: litigation and mediation. When a couple decides to get a divorce, there…
Rank this Week: 2508

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

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

http://www.gregoryforman.com
  • Apr 17

    How does retirement affect alimony?

    How does retirement affect alimony?
    In 2012 South Carolina amended the alimony modification statute, S.C. Code § 20-3-170(B), to include specific factors for the family court to consider on whether to modify or terminate alimony when a supporting spouse retires. Those…
  • Apr 16

    What ever happened to comity?

    What ever happened to comity?
    I am beginning to pity the South Carolina Court of Appeals. For the third time in less than two months the South Carolina Supreme Court has directed the Court of Appeals to depublish one of its opinions–this time on April 9, 2015 in the…
  • Apr 15

    Can someone be too demented to consent to sex with a spouse?

    Can someone be too demented to consent to sex with a spouse?
    There’s an interesting, and quite disturbing, article in the April 14, 2015 New York Times regarding the upcoming trial of Henry Rayhons, a now-former Iowa State Representative who is “charged with third-degree felony sexual…
Rank this Week: 528

Maryland Divorce Legal Crier

Maryland Divorce Legal Crier

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

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

    Divorce Quote

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

    Md Legislature Adds Mutual Consent to Grounds for Divorce

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

    Would You Let Your Children Walk Home Alone

    Would You Let Your Children Walk Home Alone
    by Nelson A. Garcia Rafi Meitiv, age 10, and his sister Dvora, age 6, were walking along Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring when a passerby spotted them and called the police. A police officer asked the children what they were doing, to which…
Rank this Week: 360

Williams Law Group Blog

Williams Law Group Blog

Covers New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency issues.

http://newjerseydyfsdefense.com/blog
Rank this Week: 2492

Tennessee Collaborative Divorce…

Tennessee Collaborative Divorce Blog

Covers family law. By Papa & Roberts, PLLC.

http://www.tennesseecollaborativedivorceblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Role of the Financial Neutral in Collaborative Divorce

    Role of the Financial Neutral in Collaborative Divorce
    Previous blog posts have discussed the fact that collaborative divorce is a team-based approach to divorce that allows parties to have the benefit of legal counsel, financial advice, and targeted emotional support both before and during the…
  • Feb 11

    The spirituality of collaborative divorce

    The spirituality of collaborative divorce
    Psychologists tell us that divorce is one of the most stressful events people experience in modern society, second only to the death of a spouse.  So when a couple decides to divorce they are almost by definition, extremely vulnerable…
  • Oct 27

    Roadmap of the Collaborative Divorce Proce

    Roadmap of the Collaborative Divorce Proce
    Many of my clients choose collaborative divorce as the means by which they dissolve their marriage and move into their post-divorce lives – especially if they have children together and want to maintain as positive a co-parenting…
Rank this Week: 3211

New Jersey Family Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Family Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Helfand & Associates.

http://www.newjerseyfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Adolescent Psychology

    Adolescent Psychology
    ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGY             At Helfand & Associates, we handle many amicable divorces and family matters as well as some of the most hotly contested difficult cases.  In an…
  • Feb 17

    Guilt Manipulation, Is it Abuse?

    Guilt Manipulation, Is it Abuse?
    GUILT MANIPULATION, IS IT ABUSE? A man was unable to hold a job, had a wife and two small children.  I understand he suffered from depression and thus his reasoning for not being employed.  (By the way, there are studies that show…
  • Mar 27

    Child Custody in Divorce or Separation

    Child Custody in Divorce or Separation
    CHILD CUSTODY IN DIVORCE OR SEPARATION We all know that children are affected by their parent’s behavior. Staying in a bad marriage or separating has consequences. Parents must give top priority to the protection and well-being of their…
Rank this Week: 2415

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Covers business law, civil litigation, civil rights, criminal defense, estates & trusts, family law, labor & employment, medical malpractice, personal injury, real estate, qui tam and workers' compensation.

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
  • Apr 17

    Are Your Children Protected? The Importance of Making a Will

    Are Your Children Protected? The Importance of Making a Will
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  • Apr 14

    Courts Enforcing Broad Whistleblower Protection

    Courts Enforcing Broad Whistleblower Protection
      Amendments to False Claims Act expanded remedies for retaliation against contractors and others. Hillary Clinton came in for criticism when word emerged that she'd bypassed her government email account while running the State…
  • Mar 26

    You’ll Earn The Same As A Man ... In 2058

    You’ll Earn The Same As A Man ... In 2058
                             Last week the Institute for Women’s Policy Research released a report[1] about the employment and earning status of women in the U.S. The…
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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
  • Apr 17

    Divorce Papers Served by Facebook: Cold or Practical?

    Divorce Papers Served by Facebook: Cold or Practical?
    Calling social media “the next frontier in the developing law of the service of process over the internet,” a New York judge has allowed service of divorce papers via Facebook private messaging. This is either a cold invasion of…
  • Apr 15

    Who’s an Independent Contractor in the New Economy?

    Who’s an Independent Contractor in the New Economy?
    Deciding whether to treat workers as employees or independent contractors is tricky in general and even more so in the context of the new so-called sharing economy. In recent decisions, courts have refused to resolve whether the drivers for…
  • Apr 13

    Using Fiduciary Accountings as a Client Management Tool

    Using Fiduciary Accountings as a Client Management Tool
    When representing a fiduciary such as a conservator or personal representative, you’re often dealing with a lay person who may be feeling overwhelmed by unfamiliar responsibilities. One way to bring the situation under control is to use…
Rank this Week: 2061

One (Divorce) Lawyer's Perspective

One (Divorce) Lawyer's Perspective

Covers legal issues related to Pennsylvania domestic relations matters. By Michael L. Viola.

http://1phillydivorcelawyer.wordpress.com
  • Apr 17

    Khloe’s Divorce to be Dismissed?

    Khloe’s Divorce to be Dismissed?
    It is old news that Khloe Kardashian filed for divorce from her husband Lamar Odom back in 2013. According to this article, however, there is a possibility that her divorce action could be dismissed by the Court in Los Angeles. It…
  • Apr 6

    Truly Special Service

    Truly Special Service
    In most divorce cases, a party is served with the divorce complaint by mail or through personal service.  As reported in this article, a NY judge allowed a person to be served with notice of a divorce action via Facebook.  Anyone…
  • Jan 12

    Looking at Divorce with Big Eye

    Looking at Divorce with Big Eye
    Although I have not yet seen the movie Big Eyes, I am familiar with the premise of the movie. This movie tells the story of the relationship between Margaret Keane and her second husband, Walter Keane. Ms. Keane is known for her paintings…
Rank this Week: 4893

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Apr 17

    What Paternity Means to an Unwed Father

    What Paternity Means to an Unwed Father
    These days, lots of children are born out of wedlock. Whether the parents knew that marriage wasn't in their future, or never would be, or if they broke up before getting the chance to walk down the aisle, families without marriage are…
  • Apr 16

    Building a Brighter Future After Divorce

    Building a Brighter Future After Divorce
    If you're getting divorced, you probably understand why the Holmes-Rahne Stress Inventory found that divorce is the second leading stress in life, just behind the death of a spouse, yet above incarceration or a serious injury or illness.…
  • Apr 15

    Guam's Attorney General Directs Same-Sex Marriage Licenses to Be Issued

    Guam's Attorney General Directs Same-Sex Marriage Licenses to Be Issued
    HAGATANA, Guam – Guam's Attorney General, Elizabeth Barrett-Anderson says that she's directing the public health department to begin issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples. In a legal memorandum to Public Health's acting…
Rank this Week: 151

McLean County Divorce

McLean County Divorce

Covers Illinois family law. By Jon D. McLaughlin.

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

    New (sorta of) Way to Get Retroactive Child Support in Illinoi

    New (sorta of) Way to Get Retroactive Child Support in Illinoi
    In re Marriage of RochaIllinois Appellate CourtCivil CourtCitationCase Number: 2015 IL App (3d) 140470Decision Date: April 15, 2015District: 3d Dist.Division/County: Will Co.Justice: WRIGHTHolding: Affirmed and remanded with…
  • Mar 12

    Erasing Some Forms of Child Support Balance

    Erasing Some Forms of Child Support Balance
    Project Clean SlateIf you are a Non-Custodial Parent and you owe past due child support to the State, Project Clean Slate may help you erase the amounts you owe. Project Clean Slate is a program from the Illinois Department of Healthcare…
  • Mar 6

    Possible New Divorce Laws headed to Illinoi

    Possible New Divorce Laws headed to Illinoi
    Thursday, March 5, 2015 12:01 amModern familyLawmakers move to update divorce, child custody lawBy Alan KozeluhThe patchwork quilt that is Illinois family and divorce law is getting restitched for the first time in nearly 40 years,…
Rank this Week: 4248

South Florida Divorce Lawyer Blog

South Florida Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By William Wallshein, P.A.

http://www.southfloridadivorcelawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Determining Parental Responsibility in Florida

    Determining Parental Responsibility in Florida
    In a Florida divorce involving a child, a major part of the proceedings is determining the levels of parental responsibility that each parent will have after the divorce is finalized. Ideally in Florida, divorced or separated parents will…
  • Apr 15

    Collecting Support Payments from an Out-of-State Parent or Spouse

    Collecting Support Payments from an Out-of-State Parent or Spouse
    In the event of a divorce, the prompt payment of child and spousal support can be essential to the financial well-being of a custodial parent or an ex-spouse. But if your co-parent or former spouse moves to another state, you may worry about…
  • Apr 9

    The Role of Mediation in a Florida Divorce

    The Role of Mediation in a Florida Divorce
    Many people believe that getting divorced means spending lots of time in court. But actually, even in contentious divorces, most couples are able to settle disagreements and make compromises through the use of mediation. The Mediation Process…
Rank this Week: 2477

Fathers' Rights

Fathers' Rights

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

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

    Regina Edwards selected again to…

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

    Parenting During the Holiday

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

    Custodial Parents Moving Away

    Custodial Parents Moving Away
    Custodial Parents Moving AwayAfter a divorce or a custody battle, it is not uncommon for one of the ex-spouses to choose to move away from the place where the couple made their home.  Whether the reason is to be closer to family or to…
Rank this Week: 1737

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Covers developments in Tennessee family law.

http://herstontennesseefamilylaw.com/
  • Apr 17

    Photo of the Week: River Otter Eating Trout

    Photo of the Week: River Otter Eating Trout
    Information provided by K.O. Herston: Knoxville, Tennessee Divorce, Matrimonial and Family Law Attorney.Filed under: Photography Tagged: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Photography
  • Apr 15

    Token Visitation in Memphis Termination of Parental Rights Case: In re Brookelyn W.

    Token Visitation in Memphis Termination of Parental Rights Case: In re Brookelyn W.
    Facts: Mother and Father are the unmarried parents of Child. Two years after Child’s birth, they separated. After their separation, Mother allowed Father to visit Child at the home of Child’s paternal grandmother until such time…
  • Apr 13

    Retroactive Child Support Waived in Hartsville, TN: In re Jayden C.

    Retroactive Child Support Waived in Hartsville, TN: In re Jayden C.
    Facts: Mother and Father are the unmarried parents of Child. After Mother and Father separated, the trial court had to resolve their disputes regarding child custody, visitation, and child support. During the course of their relationship,…
Rank this Week: 1159

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Apr 17

    An interesting week

    An interesting week
    Highlights of an interesting week for me on Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog included:Another vote for no-fault divorce - Adding my voice to those of Baroness Hale and Marilyn Stowe, amongst many others.The…
  • Apr 13

    No-fault divorce: Current laws are relic of a bygone age

    No-fault divorce: Current laws are relic of a bygone age
    Jane RobeyCommenting on recent reports surrounding the possible introduction of ‘no fault’ divorce, the CEO of National Family Mediation (NFM), Jane Robey, said:“Our country’s divorce laws are a relic of a bygone age.…
  • Apr 13

    "Without equal access to justice there's no justice at all"

    "Without equal access to justice there's no justice at all"
    Goes on a bit, and sadly probably futile, but worth a watch:For more details see here.
Rank this Week: 2631

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/
  • Apr 16

    Should Minnesota Change How Child Support is Calculated?

    Should Minnesota Change How Child Support is Calculated?
    There is change in the air, as it pertains to calculating child support in Minnesota. Currently, child support is calculated based upon the combined income of two parents, and a computation of fixed child support based upon each…
  • Jan 14

    Irretrievable Breakdown of the Marriage

    Irretrievable Breakdown of the Marriage
    When petitioning for a divorce in Minnesota, the requesting party must assert under oath that there has been an “irretrievable breakdown of the marriage.”  That is to say, the marriage cannot be saved. There is no need for…
  • Dec 10

    Possible Legislative Change to Statutory Income Expectation

    Possible Legislative Change to Statutory Income Expectation
    The current child support statute authorizes the family court to impose upon parents an income threshold. That is, if the parent is able to work, the court may impute income to that parent in the amount of 150% of minimum wage, assuming 40…
Rank this Week: 2166

Divorce Strategy and Advice Blog

Divorce Strategy and Advice Blog

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

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

    Our day at the beach

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

    Thinking about divorce

    Thinking about divorce
    If you’re thinking about divorce you want and need sound information about: Your present circumstances Family laws governing your marriage and possible divorce Your options. Sound information can give you a better picture of your life…
  • Apr 2

    Consulting and coaching service

    Consulting and coaching service
    The purpose of my work is to make complex California divorce processes easier for smart, successful conscious men and women. As a divorce consulting attorney and coach I provide the following services as-needed, without long term commitments…
Rank this Week: 244

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

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

    How A Vocational Expert Can Help In Your Divorce Case

    How A Vocational Expert Can Help In Your Divorce Case
    In divorce, retaining a vocational expert can sometimes be one of the most valuable investments you can make. If you are facing a divorce and brought in significantly more income than your spouse, or if  your spouse has been out of the…
  • Apr 15

    DadsDivorce LIVE: Keith Hinson Explains His ‘Divorce Selfie’

    DadsDivorce LIVE: Keith Hinson Explains His ‘Divorce Selfie’
    Keith Hinson and Michelle Knight didn’t set out to become poster children for amicable divorce. But that’s exactly what’s happened after the former couple posted what people are calling the first “divorce selfie”…
  • Apr 14

    Walter Scott And The Problem With Child Support

    Walter Scott And The Problem With Child Support
    For the past several days, the shooting of Walter Scott by South Carolina police officer Michael Slager has dominated headlines. A video of the shooting shows Slager, who has been charged with murder, shooting  Scott eight times after he…
Rank this Week: 384

Domestic Diversions

Domestic Diversions

Covers relationships, families and family law.

http://domesticdiversions.com
  • Apr 16

    From courtroom to the capitol: Fathers rights in custody case

    From courtroom to the capitol: Fathers rights in custody case
    The Wall Street Journal covers the push for legislation in about 20 states to give fathers more child custody rights in divorce cases.
  • Apr 8

    How does it feel to be you?

    How does it feel to be you?
    On Being highlighted Bill Murray’s answer at a 2014 Toronto International Film Festival press conference. Trent Gillis reports Bill Murray’s remarks as (excerpt): So, what’s it like to be me? You can ask yourself,…
  • Mar 31

    Top Grand Rapids Divorce Attorney and Mediator

    Top Grand Rapids Divorce Attorney and Mediator
    David C. Sarnacki, of The Sarnacki Law Firm PLC, has been selected to the 2015 list as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. NADC is an organization dedicated to promoting the…
Rank this Week: 3288

New York Divorce Lawyer Blog

New York Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers New York family law and divorce law. By Andrea Vacca.

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

    Sometimes the Solution Is Right in Front of You

    Sometimes the Solution Is Right in Front of You
    I recently decided it was time to give my website a makeover. My website designer and I decided that blue would be a primary color in the design and she asked me to send her shades of blue that appealed to me. I typed "blue" into my browser…
  • Mar 3

    The Choice Is Your

    The Choice Is Your
    Sometimes people in the middle of divorce litigation realize that the court system just isn't working for them. Time is going by, the costs are piling up, and they seem further from resolution than ever. At this point, it may be time for…
  • Jan 15

    Nobody Is Perfect, Especially in the Middle of Divorce

    Nobody Is Perfect, Especially in the Middle of Divorce
    Divorce is one of the most difficult life experiences that anyone can go through. And while the clients who I work with are all committed to having the least adversarial divorce possible, it's not always easy for them to find it in themselves…
Rank this Week: 2225

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/
  • Apr 16

    Apparently it is Better to Give Than to Receive

    Apparently it is Better to Give Than to Receive
    The Donald Sterling and V. Stiviano saga just won't go away. In a Statement of Tentative Decision released by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Richard Furin, he ordered Stiviano to return the community property "gifts" she received from…
  • Apr 15

    You May Not "Like" This Facebook Message

    You May Not "Like" This Facebook Message
    Social media giant Facebook is used by more than a billion people worldwide (1.35 billion to be more accurate), so it will come as no surprise that Facebook has been involved in many family law cases in recent years. Whether it is evidence…
  • Apr 10

    Can illegally obtained computer evidence be used as evidence at hearing or trial?

    Can illegally obtained computer evidence be used as evidence at hearing or trial?
    Divorce is an emotional time whether or not the split is amicable. These emotions can cause people to make choices they would otherwise never make, such a looking through their former spouses computer or cell phone. Whether the clandestine…
Rank this Week: 2159

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

http://www.criderlaw.net/blog/
  • Apr 16

    When Killers Attempt to Inherit from Their Victims’ Will

    When Killers Attempt to Inherit from Their Victims’ Will
    You probably remember at least one episode of “Murder, She Wrote” in which somebody offs their relatives in the hopes of claiming a sweet inheritance under their life insurance or a will. It’s been a favorite plotline for…
  • Apr 9

    Can Nursing Homes Go After Your Trusts to Pay Their Bills?

    Can Nursing Homes Go After Your Trusts to Pay Their Bills?
    Nursing homes are expensive. The same goes for just about any kind of senior assistance or long-term care. So how are elderly people of modest means supposed to cope? A recent Gannett article lays out the three basic options: Get the…
  • Apr 2

    Most Business Owners Don’t Have Estate Plans, But They Should

    Most Business Owners Don’t Have Estate Plans, But They Should
    It’s no secret that the majority of people aren’t as proactive as they should be when it comes to estate planning. In fact, most Americans who should have at least a will don’t. But if there’s one group that you would…
Rank this Week: 2310

New York Personal Injury Lawyer…

New York Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newyorkinjurylawyer247blog.com/
  • Apr 16

    The defendant BH Corp.

    The defendant BH Corp.
    This action arises from a collision that occurred on August 25, 1977 on Schley Avenue in Bronx County. Traffic was permitted to flow on Schley Avenue in a northerly and southerly direction. Plaintiff was a passenger on a motorcycle driven by…
  • Apr 14

    Respondent, M.F., is charged with murder

    Respondent, M.F., is charged with murder
    Respondent, M.F., is charged with Murder in the Second Degree. At the time of the accident, respondent was 13 years old. This case stems from the death of respondent's newborn baby. On January 14, 2005, the deceased was found inside a paper…
  • Apr 12

    The Medical Examiner found that the victim suffered a gunshot wound ...cont

    The Medical Examiner found that the victim suffered a gunshot wound ...cont
    To be found guilty of intentional murder, a defendant must intend to cause the death of another person and actually cause the death of that person. Proof of causation is mandatory for any homicide prosecution. If a defendant's actions are…
Rank this Week: 850

Family Law Topics

Family Law Topics

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

http://www.familylawtopics.com/
Rank this Week: 3673

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/
  • Apr 16

    Service by Facebook in a New York Divorce?

    Service by Facebook in a New York Divorce?
    In a recent case decided by the New York County Supreme Court, Baidoo v. Blood-Dzraku, 2015 N.Y. Misc. Lexis 97 (New York County S.Ct. 2015), service in a divorce case through Facebook was ordered as valid service.  Previously, I have…
  • Apr 10

    Divorce Mediation v. Litigation v. Collaborative Law v. Negotiation

    Divorce Mediation v. Litigation v. Collaborative Law v. Negotiation
    Comparing Divorce Litigation, Collaborative Law, Mediation and Negotiated Settlements In the process of a divorce or case involving family law, you will often find that there are many different routes available to you. As a trained mediator,…
  • Apr 3

    What are Private Placement Adoptions in New York?

    What are Private Placement Adoptions in New York?
    An Overview of Private Placement Adoption in New York Adoptions take place when one or two people take another individual (generally a child) to be their own child. When someone chooses to legally adopt a child, they will have all of the…
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Merkle | Trublood | Adam Blog

Merkle | Trublood | Adam Blog

Covers Florida family and criminal law.

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

    Weird Florida: Criminal Edition

    Weird Florida: Criminal Edition
    Florida has a reputation for being a little weird.  There are countless websites dedicated to showcasing weird Florida and even a recent documentary “Florida Man,” that spends an hour highlighting some of the characters that…
  • Mar 29

    Equitable Distribution in Florida Doesn’t Always Mean Equal

    Equitable Distribution in Florida Doesn’t Always Mean Equal
    When a couple seeks a divorce, or “dissolution in marriage” as its legally termed in Florida, there are two issues that can get contentious: money and children. Each issue has a host of sub-issues. Today, we’ll focus on one…
  • Mar 23

    FAQ: Where Should I file for Divorce?

    FAQ: Where Should I file for Divorce?
    Florida has a reputation for attracting retirees from across the country and it certainly has its share of snow birds and over 55 residents, but there’s another demographic that’s attracted to Florida’s warm weather and…
Rank this Week: 2622

New Jersey Family Law

New Jersey Family Law

Features case law, legislative enactments and news about New Jersey divorce and matrimonial developments. By Charles C. Abut.

http://www.njdivorceblog.typepad.com/
Rank this Week: 3892

New Jersey Family Law

New Jersey Family Law

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

http://njdivorceblog.typepad.com/new_jersey_divorce_law_me/
Rank this Week: 731

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

Covers family law in South Carolina.

http://www.scfamilylaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 16

    South Carolina Family Law Attorney Presenting at ABA TECHSHOW in Chicago, IL

    South Carolina Family Law Attorney Presenting at ABA TECHSHOW in Chicago, IL
    Ben Stevens (a/k/a The Mac Lawyer) will be presenting on several topics at the annual ABA TECHSHOW in Chicago, IL April 16 – 19, 2015. This marks the eighth consecutive year that Ben has been asked to speak at “the…
  • Apr 15

    When Getting Married Is Considered A Crime

    When Getting Married Is Considered A Crime
    Although most people think of marriage as a time of happiness and cause for celebration, there are certain circumstances where marriage might instead be cause for alarm. A recent incident in New York where a woman was arrested for getting…
  • Apr 14

    Divorce Enters the 21st Century as Court Allows Service by Facebook

    Divorce Enters the 21st Century as Court Allows Service by Facebook
    A very important divorce case out of New York was recently decided that could impact how divorce is handled in the Internet era. The ruling, by Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Matthew Cooper, allowed a woman to serve her husband with divorce…
Rank this Week: 3158

Linda's Law Blog

Linda's Law Blog

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

http://lindakernslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    Can you use text messages as evidence in court proceedings?

    Can you use text messages as evidence in court proceedings?
    A recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Koch, discussed whether a criminal defendant’s text messages could be used as evidence during the criminal trial.  In that case, the defendant was…
  • Apr 12

    Preparing for an appraisal

    Preparing for an appraisal
    Trying to determine the value of the marital home often can be a sticking point during the equitable distribution process of divorce.  If the parties are not selling the home, which would create a “value” for the home upon…
  • Apr 8

    What do I have to prove to get a New Jersey restraining order?

    What do I have to prove to get a New Jersey restraining order?
    In New Jersey, there are several things that a plaintiff must prove in order to obtain a final restraining order.  In the recent unpublished case, K.M. v. J.P.C., the Superior Court of New Jersey outlined the factors that a plaintiff…
Rank this Week: 4185

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Covers divorce and family law in Illinois.

http://www.divorce-attorney-illinois.com/
Rank this Week: 4145

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/
Rank this Week: 3859

Seattle Attorneys Blog

Seattle Attorneys Blog

Covers criminal, family and Injury law. By Blair & Kim, PLLC.

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

    Neighbors and No Contact Order

    Neighbors and No Contact Order
    Washington State courts can issue an No Contact Order (NCO) as condition of sentence, but can they require a distance requirement that results in a hypothetical client being prohibited from living in his residence which is next door to the…
  • Apr 10

    The Fellow Officer Rule

    The Fellow Officer Rule
    Hypothetically, you have a police officer who while driving her car past a intersection observes a individual selling crack on the street corner, he directs another patrol car following directly behind him to arrest the individual. Can…
  • Apr 8

    Frequently Asked Questions – Part 1

    Frequently Asked Questions – Part 1
    In family law, we see a wide variety of cases; family law cases can vary as much as the families involved do.  That said, there are some similar issues and questions that come up in our cases.  This is a FAQ list for Washington…
Rank this Week: 2112

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By John S. Yohanan.

http://www.bayareadivorceattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3189

Alabama Divorce & Family Law…

Alabama Divorce & Family Law Attorney Blog

Covers Alabama divorce and family law issues. By Steven D. Eversole.

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

    Mahan v. Mahan: Joint Owned Businesses and Divorce

    Mahan v. Mahan: Joint Owned Businesses and Divorce
    Mahan v. Mahan, a divorce case from the Supreme Court of Alaska, involved a couple who owned a commercial fishing boat together during their marriage. Their divorce decree and marital property dissolution agreement included a provision the…
  • Apr 11

    Norris v. Norris: Moving Children Out of State and Child Custody

    Norris v. Norris: Moving Children Out of State and Child Custody
    Norris v. Norris, a case from the Supreme Court of Alaska, involved married couple that met in Fairbanks when husband was stationed on a military base there.  Wife had been living there since 2006.  Husband was originally from…
  • Apr 6

    Still on the Mortgage After Divorce

    Still on the Mortgage After Divorce
    In many marriages, the biggest asset (or debt depending on the real estate market) is the family home.  Many couples own a home together and owe a considerable amount of money to the bank.  This is especially true for any couples…
Rank this Week: 442

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/
  • Apr 15

    News Round-up April15th, 2015

    News Round-up April15th, 2015
    New Rules in New York City Day-cares: The Board of Health for the City of New York has issued stricter rules on the amount of juice children can drink at licensed daycare facilities. For children over two years old, juice will be limited to 4…
  • Mar 20

    News Round-up March 20th, 2015

    News Round-up March 20th, 2015
    Mayor Proposes Changes at Rikers Island: Mayor de Blasio has introduced proposals to help reduce violence and eliminate smuggling at Rikers Island. Some of the proposals include: improving the security cameras, a computerized screening…
  • Mar 20

    Innovations in the Fight Against Human Trafficking: Perspectives and Proposals Open Source Innovation Development Session 3

    Innovations in the Fight Against Human Trafficking: Perspectives and Proposals Open Source Innovation Development Session 3
    Innovations in the Fight Against Human Trafficking: Perspectives and Proposals Open Source Innovation Development Session By: Rachel Searle   This breakout session involved discussion among some audience members about how immigration…
Rank this Week: 3136

Orange County Criminal Attorneys…

Orange County Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers criminal justice, family law and Orange County DWI news. By Lauren Johnson, Attorney At Law

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

    Former NFL Player Aaron Hernandez Found Guilty of First Degree Murder

    Former NFL Player Aaron Hernandez Found Guilty of First Degree Murder
    Fall River, MA – April 15, 2015 Jurors hearing the first-degree murder case in Massachusetts against Aaron Hernandez, a former tight end for the New England Patriots, came back Wednesday with a verdict of guilty. The murder, which…
  • Apr 9

    Sympathetic Orange County Judge Marc Kelly Cuts 15 Years Off Child Rapist’s Minimum Sentence of 25

    Sympathetic Orange County Judge Marc Kelly Cuts 15 Years Off Child Rapist’s Minimum Sentence of 25
    Santa Ana, California – Judge M. Marc Kelly sentenced a convicted child rapist earlier this week. The sentence he gave the offender was 10 year, while the mandatory minimum sentence for child rape is 25 years. In his opinion, Judge…
  • Mar 24

    Can Robert Durst’s HBO The Jinx “Confession” Be Used Against Him?

    Can Robert Durst’s HBO The Jinx “Confession” Be Used Against Him?
    Last week on HBO’s documentary, “The Jinx,” real estate mogul Robert Durst seemed to have confessed to killing Kathleen McCormack Durst, Susan Berman and Morris Black, for which he was a prime suspect. The question,…
Rank this Week: 3795

Freed Marcroft Blog

Freed Marcroft Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, family, real estate, litigation, business and non-profit planning, and LGBT immigration law.

http://freedmarcroft.com/category/blog/
  • Apr 15

    What People Going Through a Divorce Can Learn From Cheryl Strayed’s Wild

    What People Going Through a Divorce Can Learn From Cheryl Strayed’s Wild
    Published in 2012 and recently released as a film starring Reese Withersoon, Wild is the autobiography of Cheryl Strayed’s thousand mile solo hike of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) from the Mojave Desert through California…
  • Apr 10

    Will of Fortune: the Connecticut Legal Battle Involving an Internet Will Signed at Foxwood

    Will of Fortune: the Connecticut Legal Battle Involving an Internet Will Signed at Foxwood
    With a plot line straight out of a soap opera or a Lifetime movie, the recent Connecticut case involving Dennis Dix’s will and the subsequent battle between his wife and children highlights some interesting points in Connecticut law,…
  • Apr 7

    Divorce Service Via Facebook in New York — is Connecticut Next?

    Divorce Service Via Facebook in New York — is Connecticut Next?
    Articles are flying around the internet about New York Justice Matthew Cooper’s decision that Facebook is an acceptable alternative method for Ellanora Arthus Baidoo to serve her husband. According to court documents, Ms.…
Rank this Week: 1938

Nashville Divorce Lawyers Blog

Nashville Divorce Lawyers Blog

Covers family law. By Widrig Law PLLC.

http://www.nashvilledivorcelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2509

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Apr 14

    Book Series on Families, Law, and Society

    Book Series on Families, Law, and Society
    Families, Law, and Society is a fascinating book series from NYU Press, see the book line up here: Download Families, Law, and Society Book Series. General editor Nancy E. Dowd (University of Florida) notes: "All of these wonderful…
  • Apr 14

    "A New Juvenile Justice System"

    "A New Juvenile Justice System"
    A New Juvenile Justice System is being published mid-May. Download Juvenile Justice Flyer and discount form. Edited by Nancy E. Dowd, Foreword by Charles J. Ogletree , Jr., A New Juvenile Justice System aims at nothing less than a complete...
  • Apr 10

    "Destination Divorces"

    "Destination Divorces"
    From Quartz: I was sipping wine on the balcony of my apartment in Santa Monica with my soon-to-be ex-husband, our son fast asleep in the next room. “It feels like the Caribbean out here,” my almost-ex said. “I figured out...
Rank this Week: 253

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

Covers Florida real estate law, foreclosure defense, bankruptcy, estate planning and family law.

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

    Bankruptcy Fraud in Florida

    Bankruptcy Fraud in Florida
    Though filing bankruptcy comes with fear attached on many occasions after the fear often comes a sigh of relief.  Although a vast majority of bankruptcy cases are lawful and done for legitimate reasons, there are some cases that involve…
  • Mar 30

    New Obama Executive Order Regarding Student Loan Discharge

    New Obama Executive Order Regarding Student Loan Discharge
    Though traditionally, student loans have not been dis-chargeable in bankruptcy, that may soon change. On March 10th, 2015, President Barack Obama signed an executive action that may make it easier to erase student debt for those who file…
  • Mar 17

    David Cassidy Bankruptcy Case

    David Cassidy Bankruptcy Case
    It looks as if one time heartthrob David Cassidy has fallen on hard times. The 70s television star who has sold over 30 million records, has filed for bankruptcy in a federal court in Fort Lauderdale. He states that he … Continue…
Rank this Week: 2775

Iowa Law Blog

Iowa Law Blog

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

http://www.iowa-lawblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    The Implementation of Electronic Filing in the Court

    The Implementation of Electronic Filing in the Court
    In this day of technology, it is no surprise that the court systems are moving to using an Electronic Document Management System (EDMS for short) for parties to file documents with the Court, without even setting foot in the Courthouse. The…
  • Apr 14

    Service by Facebook?

    Service by Facebook?
    A New York judge recently entered an Order allowing a woman to serve her husband divorce papers via Facebook.  In Iowa, generally, a competent adult must accept service or be served in-person in order accomplish proper…
  • Mar 19

    Interactive Process in Action

    Interactive Process in Action
    If you’re not sure what the interactive process is supposed to look like under the ADA, peruse the facts of the 8th Circuit’s decision in Minnihan v. Mediacom.  I’m also going to summarize the facts below, but if you…
Rank this Week: 235