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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/
  • Nov 25

    The Important Role of Divorce Coache

    The Important Role of Divorce Coache
    "Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending." - Maria Robinson As true as this quote may be, it's not easy to think about re-writing your future when you're in the process of divorcing.…
  • Oct 8

    The Unofficial, Long-Term Marital Separation

    The Unofficial, Long-Term Marital Separation
    Something I have been seeing more and more in my practice as a mediator and collaborative attorney are couples living apart for long periods of time, without being legally separated. For various reasons, many married couples decide to…
  • Oct 2

    The Unofficial, Long-Term Separation

    The Unofficial, Long-Term Separation
    This month, I explain how using an out-of-court divorce process such as mediation or collaborative law will allow you to maintain much more control over your life than litigation will allow. For various reasons, many married couples seeking…
Rank this Week: 4767

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Nov 25

    Things to Consider Before Marriage

    Things to Consider Before Marriage
    Common Reasons for Divorce Being a divorce attorney means that many clients come into the office explaining the details of their marriage and why things did not work out. Many times, regardless the length of the marriage, the common factor…
  • Nov 24

    High-Stakes Divorces Often Settle-Should Yours?

    High-Stakes Divorces Often Settle-Should Yours?
    Hurt feelings can often cloud a person's judgment when divorce is on the line. Many will choose to take their spouse to court to battle out the details of the divorce and attempt to get most of the marital property and the largest portion of…
  • Nov 21

    Think Before Relocating Children

    Think Before Relocating Children
    One parent may think that moving their children after a separation or divorce may be the best way to get a start on a new life. Before making a serious decision to relocate to another place with a child, there are some things any parent…
Rank this Week: 387

Nashville Divorce Lawyers Blog

Nashville Divorce Lawyers Blog

Covers family law. By Widrig Law PLLC.

http://www.nashvilledivorcelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 891

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/
  • Nov 25

    Christ the King Regional High School

    Christ the King Regional High School
    A Kings Construction Accident Lawyer said that, in an action for a judgment declaring that the defendant is obligated to defend and indemnify the plaintiffs in an underlying personal injury action, commenced in the Supreme Court, Kings…
  • Nov 23

    The Coughlin Affd. cont...

    The Coughlin Affd. cont...
    Plaintiff goes on to explain that she relocated to the Philadelphia area after September 30th because I obtained a job more suited to my financial and professional needs in the Philadelphia area. The injury case law defendants cite is…
  • Nov 22

    The Coughlin Affd. cont...

    The Coughlin Affd. cont...
    Plaintiff goes on to explain that she relocated to the Philadelphia area after September 30th because I obtained a job more suited to my financial and professional needs in the Philadelphia area. The injury case law defendants cite is…
Rank this Week: 639

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Nov 25

    4 Reasons Why Justice Lori Douglas Finally Resigned

    4 Reasons Why Justice Lori Douglas Finally Resigned
    I can’t imagine Justice Lori Douglas’ anguish over the protracted Judicial Inquiry that has been her life for the past four years. I wondered how she was able to carry on with the unrelenting battle, particularly after the…
  • Nov 24

    Guest Post: The Most Expensive Divorces Ever

    Guest Post: The Most Expensive Divorces Ever
    Everyone knows that divorce can be an expensive process, but some of the sums involved in the world’s most expensive divorces are truly eye-watering. Expensive divorces have been in the news recently with the Russian oligarch Dmitry…
  • Nov 20

    Why is No One Talking About Elder Abuse?

    Why is No One Talking About Elder Abuse?
    Did you know that in thirty-five years one in four Canadians will be over the age of 65? Today our senior population is well over 5 million and expected to reach 10 million by 2036. We do know that as we age we become more vulnerable as our…
Rank this Week: 274

Virginia Family Law

Virginia Family Law

Covers Virginia family law issues. By Jason A. Weis.

http://www.familylawva.com/
Rank this Week: 302

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/
  • Nov 25

    Divorce coach offers tips to the recently divorced on jumping back into single life

    Divorce coach offers tips to the recently divorced on jumping back into single life
    Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “How long does getting a divorce take?”   Going through divorce, a Seattle-based divorce coach says, is like having a bomb go off in your life. After divorce,…
  • Nov 20

    Pediatric psychologist warns parents to trust their instincts about their children

    Pediatric psychologist warns parents to trust their instincts about their children
    Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “What can I do to gain custody of my child in North Carolina?”   Experts have been studying—and lamenting—the effects of divorce on children for…
  • Nov 18

    Divorcee to appeal $1-billion judgment, says she is entitled to more

    Divorcee to appeal $1-billion judgment, says she is entitled to more
    Charlotte Divorce Attorney Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “How will the judge divide our property?”   A billion is not enough for the ex-wife of an Oklahoma oil magnate ordered last week to…
Rank this Week: 1149

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/
  • Nov 25

    California Court Retained Jurisdiction to Award Long-Term Spousal Support

    California Court Retained Jurisdiction to Award Long-Term Spousal Support
    Each divorce case presents a unique set of facts and important circumstances that can dramatically affect the course of the proceedings. Equally relevant is the California Family Code and how it will apply to these individual cases. When a…
  • Nov 18

    State Laws Vary on the Division of Marital Property in Divorce

    State Laws Vary on the Division of Marital Property in Divorce
    If you are thinking of initiating a divorce proceeding, be sure to understand how the state family code could affect your case, particularly how the provisions apply to property division. Each state has the authority to enact laws affecting…
  • Nov 11

    California Court Refuses to Reduce Father's Child Support Obligation

    California Court Refuses to Reduce Father's Child Support Obligation
    As a couple navigates the divorce process, there are many important issues to sort through, such as child custody, support, and the division of property. It is not surprising that couples often fail to see "eye to eye" on every matter,…
Rank this Week: 4117

NJ Family Legal Blog

NJ Family Legal Blog

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

http://njfamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 1563

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/
  • Nov 25

    The Benefits of Divorce Mediation for Business Owner

    The Benefits of Divorce Mediation for Business Owner
    It is said that entrepreneurs have a high divorce rate.  If this is true, it is because building a business can require years of dedication, effort and singular focus. And this is one reason that anyone who owns a business should…
  • Nov 18

    What Issues Can Divorce Mediation Solve?

    What Issues Can Divorce Mediation Solve?
    Divorce Mediation is one of the most underrated methods of dispute resolution. California Divorce mediation services are underused by couples who are unaware of the potential of divorce mediation in Orange County. Most couples don’t…
  • Nov 6

    Prenuptial Agreements Can Assist in Property Division in a Divorce

    Prenuptial Agreements Can Assist in Property Division in a Divorce
    One of the most difficult issues to deal with in any divorce proceeding is the division of martial property. Typically the biggest question is what is to happen with the house, a question that may trigger sparring matches between the…
Rank this Week: 2918

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/
  • Nov 25

    Charles Manson and the Right to Marry in U.S. Prison

    Charles Manson and the Right to Marry in U.S. Prison
    Will convicted serial killer Charles Manson really get married? It's hard to tell. What we do know is that 26-year-old "Star" Afton Elaine Burton, who reportedly has been seeing Manson for nine years, obtained a marriage license in Kings…
  • Nov 18

    Premarital Agreement Disregarded in Divorce Case

    Premarital Agreement Disregarded in Divorce Case
    International marriages, when a divorce follows, can turn into messy divorces with surprising outcomes. Consider this case. After marrying in the Ukraine in 2004, Richard Villar and Olga moved to Alaska with the woman's daughter, Linda. As…
  • Oct 28

    When You Risk Losing Your Children, You Need An Experienced Dependency Lawyer

    When You Risk Losing Your Children, You Need An Experienced Dependency Lawyer
    How far would you go to keep your children? Would you hire an attorney? Would you appeal any decision that separated you from your kids? The answer is obvious, right? Every parent would do whatever it took to keep their children with…
Rank this Week: 3668

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/
  • Nov 25

    Divorce Myths and Urban Legends Debunked

    Divorce Myths and Urban Legends Debunked
    As a divorce attorney, most of my clients come to see me for the first time with some misconceptions regarding California family law and/or divorce procedures. When clients mention divorce to family and friends their loved ones often have…
  • Nov 24

    Making a Major Purchase Before Your Divorce is Final

    Making a Major Purchase Before Your Divorce is Final
    After 23 years of marriage, Kris Jenner filed for divorce from Bruce Jenner. Sources say that Bruce "celebrated" his upcoming freedom by dropping $50,000 on a new NASCAR-approved UTV race car. Although the Jenners' divorce documents allege…
  • Nov 18

    Instruction Manual for San Diego Courthouse

    Instruction Manual for San Diego Courthouse
    For many people, their first experience with a courthouse is through a divorce proceeding. Going to court for the first time can be intimating for someone who does not know what to expect. If you have not been inside a courtroom before you…
Rank this Week: 1607

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
  • Nov 25

    Give Thanks for Your Enemie

    Give Thanks for Your Enemie
    With Thanksgiving coming up, I wanted to write about something to be grateful for even if you are in the middle of a divorce or custody battle.  In the past I have told you how you should be thankful for the problems that life gives you…
  • Nov 19

    Who Is Right and Who Is Wrong?

    Who Is Right and Who Is Wrong?
    While driving to the office this morning, I turned on “The Kane Show” on Hot99.5 FM.  Kane invited callers to tell him and his entourage about a relationship dispute and they would decide who was right and who was wrong. What…
  • Nov 14

    When Even a Billion Dollars Is Not Enough

    When Even a Billion Dollars Is Not Enough
    Sue Ann Ham was awarded nearly a billion dollars in her divorce from energy tycoon Harold Hamm in Oklahoma. But her attorney says that’s less than 6 percent of the couple’s estimated $18 billion wealth. She is planning to…
Rank this Week: 501

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/
  • Nov 25

    No same-sex divorce in Texas (yet)

    No same-sex divorce in Texas (yet)
    Several years ago, Texas adopted the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which give Texas the right to refuse to acknowledge legal same-sex marriages performed in other states. By not recognizing the marriages as valid, Texas law does not…
  • Nov 11

    WAIVER DANGER: Challenge when receiver is appointed in a Texas divorce

    WAIVER DANGER: Challenge when receiver is appointed in a Texas divorce
    The Texas Family Code provides that a receiver may be appointed to take control of certain assets in the middle of a Texas divorce proceeding. The standard for appointing a receiver is a relatively low bar – a receiver may be appointed…
  • Nov 4

    Torn up Pre-nup — Valid or Not?

    Torn up Pre-nup — Valid or Not?
    What would happen under Texas divorce law if two spouses decide after years of marriage to tear up their prenup? Is that enough to invalidate the agreement? I read with interest last week’s post from lawyer Daniel Clement of the New…
Rank this Week: 835

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

Covers family law in South Carolina.

http://www.scfamilylaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 25

    Walking Away from Marriage With a Billion Dollar

    Walking Away from Marriage With a Billion Dollar
    Everyone knows that divorce can be expensive, but it’s not very often that marriages end in billion dollar distributions – to be more specific, a $995.4 million settlement. However, that’s just what happened in the divorce…
  • Nov 24

    What Does Sole Custody Mean in South Carolina?

    What Does Sole Custody Mean in South Carolina?
    If you have a dispute with your child’s other parent, you might think that you understand the possible custody outcomes. Sole custody, in particular, seems like it should be straightforward. However, the truth is that it can be…
  • Nov 21

    What Issues Do Prenuptial Agreements Usually Address?

    What Issues Do Prenuptial Agreements Usually Address?
    We all know what prenuptial agreements are: documents that lay out the terms for a divorce before the marriage has even happened. Though you may understand generally what prenups are for, you may not know specifically what types of issues…
Rank this Week: 2878

Family Law & Divorce Information…

Family Law & Divorce Information in Houston, Texas

By Busby & Associates.

http://busby-lee.com/familylawblog
  • Nov 25

    Grandparents Rights Lawyer Houston Texa

    Grandparents Rights Lawyer Houston Texa
    MichaelGrandparents Rights Lawyer Houston Texas In Harris county, Texas grandparents many times have had difficulty to file original suits but also trouble in filing interventions in active suits between the parents.  Sections 1002.003…
  • Nov 23

    How to take a default divorce in Harris County Texa

    How to take a default divorce in Harris County Texa
    MichaelHow to take a default divorce in Harris County Texas You must first file a petition for divorce with a bureau of vital statics form, Civil Case Information Sheet, and a Harris County Civil Process Request Form. The clerk will…
  • Nov 21

    Cruel Treatment Grounds for Divorce Texa

    Cruel Treatment Grounds for Divorce Texa
    MichaelCruel Treatment Grounds for Divorce Texas A trial court may grant a divorce on the ground of cruel treatment under the Texas Family Code Section  6.002 . To be considered “cruel treatment,” the conduct of the accused…
Rank this Week: 864

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

By Alan Robert Burton.

http://www.bocaratondivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 25

    Getting through the Holidays with Divorce

    Getting through the Holidays with Divorce
    Divorce is an emotionally difficult process for many people. As you approach the holiday season, the pain and flux of divorce is often magnified exponentially. The following are some tips for separated or divorcing individuals to get through…
  • Nov 19

    What Happens to our Rings in a Divorce?

    What Happens to our Rings in a Divorce?
    Engagement and wedding rings are often an important symbol of a marriage. While these items often lose meaning after a married couple decides to file for divorce, they are often valuable pieces of property and each spouse may wonder who gets…
  • Nov 17

    The Role of a Forensic Accountant in Divorce Case

    The Role of a Forensic Accountant in Divorce Case
    Each divorce case is different, and therefore each case may require different tools and resources to achieve specific goals. However, you may not even be aware of certain resources that may significantly improve your chances of receiving the…
Rank this Week: 4630

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Nov 25

    How To Make Sure Your Holiday Parenting Time Is Enforced

    How To Make Sure Your Holiday Parenting Time Is Enforced
    A frequent  issue divorced dads face this time of year is what to do when the other parent cuts their holiday parenting time short.This is a common problem because of the hectic nature of most family’s holiday schedule. Your…
  • Nov 24

    What Are My Options If The DOR Puts A Levy On My Bank Account?

    What Are My Options If The DOR Puts A Levy On My Bank Account?
    Question:My divorce is finalized, but the Department of Revenue Child Support Division has put a levy on my bank account because I have gone above the threshold of owing too much even though I have been paying thRead More...
  • Nov 21

    Video: Cordell & Cordell News - November 21, 2014

    Video: Cordell & Cordell News - November 21, 2014
    DadsDivorce and MensDivorce as well as their sponsor, Cordell & Cordell, present a news video for the week of November 21, 2014.This week, Cordell & Cordell opened registration for the 2015 Annual Domestic…
Rank this Week: 112

Upstate New York Family Lawyer…

Upstate New York Family Lawyer Blog

Covers family law and traffic ticket information. By the Law Office of James B. Lesperance, Jr.

http://www.upstatenewyorkfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 24

    #620 Burn. It. Down.

    #620 Burn. It. Down.
    Burn it down. That's right. Burn it the @#$% down. At least, that is what I would be saying if I were young and black and angry. Why? Because my black life could be snuffed out in a moment, for any reason, at any time, by an entitled…
  • Oct 30

    #619 Profiles In Douchebaggery

    #619 Profiles In Douchebaggery
    I had planned on posting this on Monday, but my blog interface got a bit weird and The IT People had to get involved, so forgive me if the topic the post covers already feels like old news - because it is. D'oh! While on vacation in the…
  • Sep 30

    #618 Criminals With Badges, Janitors With Gun

    #618 Criminals With Badges, Janitors With Gun
    So, yeah, I'm back. I went off the grid way back in the middle of summer and it felt so good that I didn't want to come back. I even unplugged from the news. Well, for a while at least. And, when I did come back, I was too angry about the…
Rank this Week: 2135

Denver Divorce Attorney Blog

Denver Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers Colorado family law, child custody and child support. By Plog & Stein, PC.

http://www.denverdivorceattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3711

The Kielich Law Firm Blog

The Kielich Law Firm Blog

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

http://kielichlawfirm.com/blog
  • Nov 24

    Are you getting what you pay for with a cheap divorce in Texas?

    Are you getting what you pay for with a cheap divorce in Texas?
    There are a lot of lawyers and non-lawyers offering services with uncontested divorces in Tarrant County and Dallas County. Many of these entities offering low cost uncontested divorces offer prices far below what most divorce attorneys…
  • Nov 19

    Shared Interest vs. Separate Interest in a Texas QDRO

    Shared Interest vs. Separate Interest in a Texas QDRO
    One issue in dividing retirement accounts in a Texas divorce is determining whether the division should be based on a shared interest or a separate interest. This issue is technical and can be a confusing aspect of dividing retirement plans…
  • Nov 17

    Texas comparative responsibility and car wreck

    Texas comparative responsibility and car wreck
    The Dallas Cowboys are having a pretty good season so far. I was at the Saints game where the Dallas Cowboys returned to the Saints the same beat down the Saints treated the Cowboys to last year. Unfortunately, I’m a Jets fan and we are…
Rank this Week: 1571

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/
  • Nov 24

    Weekly Round-up November 24th, 2014

    Weekly Round-up November 24th, 2014
    Manhattan DA’s Pledge to End Rape-Kit Testing Backlogs: Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. has pledged to use $35 million in funds received as the result of civil forfeitures to help end the backlog in rape-kits around the…
  • Nov 10

    Weekly Round-up November 10th, 2014

    Weekly Round-up November 10th, 2014
    Special Education Class Action Lawsuit:   On Wednesday, a class action lawsuit was filed against the NYC Department of Education claiming that the Department has failed to comply with state and federal laws that require special education…
  • Nov 3

    Weekly Round-up November 3rd, 2014

    Weekly Round-up November 3rd, 2014
    Referral Guide For Recently Arrived Immigrant Children and Their Families: On Friday, October 31, 2014, the de Blasio administration published a new resource and referral guide that is intended to link recently arrived immigrant children and…
Rank this Week: 2744

Houston Divorce Lawyer Blog

Houston Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers the divorce process. By Ramos Law Firm.

http://www.ramosfamilylaw.com/houstondivorceblog/
  • Nov 24

    How does visitation work during the Holidays?

    How does visitation work during the Holidays?
    Holiday season is upon us and Texas parents working under a divorce or child custody agreement may be wondering how they will share custody of the child during the upcoming holidays. Ideally the parents will have mutually agreed to a custody…
  • Nov 13

    What do you wear to court for trial?

    What do you wear to court for trial?
    The idea of appearing in court to testify in a contested divorce or other family law matter can be terrifying for an involved party. A lot is on the line, including custody of children or property, and a person needs to put their best foot…
  • Nov 13

    What do I wear to family law court?

    What do I wear to family law court?
    The idea of appearing in court to testify in a contested divorce or other family law matter can be terrifying for an involved party. A lot is on the line, including custody of children or property, and a person needs to put their best foot…
Rank this Week: 3897

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
  • Nov 24

    Getting Edited Video into Evidence

    Getting Edited Video into Evidence
    With court time and patience at a premium, it may be best to introduce an edited version of a video recording into evidence instead of the whole—possible very long—version. But before you do this, you’ll have to authenticate…
  • Nov 21

    Should You Handle That Misdemeanor Case?

    Should You Handle That Misdemeanor Case?
    You get a call from a family member, friend, or client who’s either been arrested or will be soon with a misdemeanor, such as a DUI. Maybe you’re new to practice or criminal law isn’t your usual area. Should you take on the…
  • Nov 19

    5 Ways to Leverage California’s New Unaccompanied Minors Law

    5 Ways to Leverage California’s New Unaccompanied Minors Law
    The following is a guest blog post by Rachel K. Prandini, Unaccompanied Minor Law Fellow/Attorney at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center in San Francisco. The number of unaccompanied minors arriving at the US southern border in 2014 has been…
Rank this Week: 1363

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

http://www.criderlaw.net/blog/
  • Nov 24

    Joan Rivers: Lessons from a Life Well Lived

    Joan Rivers: Lessons from a Life Well Lived
    It’s been two months since Joan Rivers passed away and she’s still a part of the media cycle. That’s a testament to the impact she made on the culture… an impact we may not have quite realized until she was gone. But…
  • Nov 13

    Is It Really Impossible to Have Both Family and Fortune?

    Is It Really Impossible to Have Both Family and Fortune?
    How much is your family costing you? Does “everything” sound like an overestimate? Not according to one Forbes financial writer. #142456905 / gettyimages.com In an interesting but arguably excessively cynical analysis, columnist…
  • Nov 6

    Study: America’s End-of-Life System is Totally Broken

    Study: America’s End-of-Life System is Totally Broken
    Sometimes official studies are commissioned and they end up telling us what we already know. Eating bread leads to weight gain. Speeding causes car crashes. Long workdays make us tired. #150666790 / gettyimages.com Now a new report from The…
Rank this Week: 1600

Family Law Topics

Family Law Topics

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

http://www.familylawtopics.com/
  • Nov 24

    Save for Retirement

    Save for Retirement
    November is a delightful month when we begin the holiday season that everyone is aware of (ie: Thanksgiving, Chanukah and Christmas).  In October, however, we celebrated  many  holidays and events, some of which not everyone is…
  • Nov 19

    Billionaires Divorcing – Is Too Much Never Enough?

    Billionaires Divorcing – Is Too Much Never Enough?
    How much money do you need to live?  Or, is the question really, how much money should you be entitled to receive, regardless of what it costs you to live?  That is the practical question presented when billionaires divorce, as most…
  • Nov 17

    A Guardian’s Standing to Request Authorization to File a Petition for Dissolution on Behalf of a Ward is Codified by the Illinois General Assembly

    A Guardian’s Standing to Request Authorization to File a Petition for Dissolution on Behalf of a Ward is Codified by the Illinois General Assembly
    In March of last year, I authored a blog post, The Illinois Supreme Court Allows Guardians to File Petitions for Dissolution of Marriage on Behalf of Wards in Karbin v. Karbin, which commented on the then-recent landmark decision…
Rank this Week: 1604

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/
  • Nov 24

    Parents Ordered To Pay Part Of Estranged Daughter's Out Of State College Tuition

    Parents Ordered To Pay Part Of Estranged Daughter's Out Of State College Tuition
    Just a few months ago, Rachel Canning was the star of New Jersey news. Remember, the teen who sued her parents for child support after she moved out of their home and alleged abuse? Although Miss Canning was not successful in her pursuit of…
  • Nov 17

    New Jersey Alimony Laws Regarding Cohabitation Are Modernized!

    New Jersey Alimony Laws Regarding Cohabitation Are Modernized!
    My name is Edward Weinstein and I have been practicing divorce and family law here in New Jersey for nearly 20 years. This is one of a series of blogs that my firm has prepared to inform the public of the many changes that have occurred this…
  • Oct 30

    Permanent Alimony is Eliminated in New Jersey

    Permanent Alimony is Eliminated in New Jersey
    As you may have heard last month Governor Christie signed a bill into law that has resulted in major overhaul to alimony laws in our state. This is one of a series of blogs I shall be sharing to inform the public of all of the different…
Rank this Week: 3841

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Nov 24

    Mini Book Review: Financial Remedies Practice, 2015 Edition

    Mini Book Review: Financial Remedies Practice, 2015 Edition
    Financial Remedies Practice, 2015 EditionThe @eGlance Guide£99.95 - Published by Class Legal: November 2014I'm afraid I don't have time at present to do a full review of this, the fourth edition of Financial Remedies Practice, so here…
  • Nov 21

    Take your mind off the by-election

    Take your mind off the by-election
    No doubt many of you will be disappointed at the by-election result. Still, I'm sure Hairy Knorm Davidson will get another chance. Meanwhile, why not take your mind off of things by reading my posts this week on Marilyn Stowe’s Family…
  • Nov 20

    Lunar Mission One: Get involved

    Lunar Mission One: Get involved
    Nothing whatsoever to do with family law, but for a child of the Apollo era who has long been disappointed by the subsequent loss of public interest in space, here is something that will hopefully re-invigorate the older generation and…
Rank this Week: 425

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Covers developments in Tennessee family law.

http://herstontennesseefamilylaw.com/
  • Nov 24

    Non-Conforming Child Support and Equitable Considerations in Sumner Co., TN: In Re Jacob H.

    Non-Conforming Child Support and Equitable Considerations in Sumner Co., TN: In Re Jacob H.
    Facts: Mother and Father are the parents of Child. Father’s child support obligation was set at $55 per week. The order instructed Father to submit all child support payments to the clerk of the juvenile court. The order further stated…
  • Nov 21

    Tennessee Family Law Update 2014: Knoxville

    Tennessee Family Law Update 2014: Knoxville
    Today we concluded an exhausting but rewarding week by presenting our annual seminar in Knoxville. Some attendees had this to say about today’s presentation: This seminar is, by far, the most helpful family law CLE each year.…
  • Nov 20

    Tennessee Family Law Update 2014: Johnson City

    Tennessee Family Law Update 2014: Johnson City
    After spending a long overdue evening in our homes, we were rudely awakened this morning by alarm clocks set to go off way to early. That could mean only one thing: time to get on the road to Johnson City! The beautiful sunrise coming…
Rank this Week: 1472

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Covers divorce and family law in Illinois.

http://www.divorce-attorney-illinois.com/
  • Nov 24

    The Double Standard of Visitation Rights in Illinoi

    The Double Standard of Visitation Rights in Illinoi
    With the status quo of “traditional” families being amended to include the increasingly more common combinations of families that are now present in American society, certain laws in Illinois are still championing the role of the…
  • Nov 17

    Custody Arrangements: The Right of First Refusal

    Custody Arrangements: The Right of First Refusal
    A recent bill signed into law in Illinois will have a tremendous impact on custody and visitation rights. The law amends the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act by determining that when one of the parties who has custody or…
  • Nov 10

    Illinois Establishes New Guidelines for Spousal Maintenance

    Illinois Establishes New Guidelines for Spousal Maintenance
    Spousal maintenance is often one of the most contentious issues during divorce. Often referred to as “alimony,” this payment of support from one spouse to another has come under criticism in recent years. As a result, some…
Rank this Week: 2393

Linda's Law Blog

Linda's Law Blog

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

http://lindakernslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 23

    The Custody Factors Series: Factors 15 and 16

    The Custody Factors Series: Factors 15 and 16
    As we noted on our blog on November 3, 2014, we have been discussing each of the sixteen Pennsylvania custody factors under 23 Pa.C.S.A. § 5328, and now is time to wrap up our series.  No one of these factors has been found to be…
  • Nov 20

    The Custody Factors Series: Factor 14

    The Custody Factors Series: Factor 14
    As we noted on our blog on November 3, 2014, we will be discussing each of the sixteen Pennsylvania custody factors under 23 Pa.C.S.A. § 5328.  No one of these factors has been found to be more important than another with perhaps…
  • Nov 19

    The Custody Factors Series: Factor 13

    The Custody Factors Series: Factor 13
    As we noted on our blog on November 3, 2014, we will be discussing each of the sixteen Pennsylvania custody factors under 23 Pa.C.S.A. § 5328.  No one of these factors has been found to be more important than another with perhaps…
Rank this Week: 2330

Divorce: New York

Divorce: New York

By Neil Cahn, PLLC.

http://www.divorceny.com/
  • Nov 23

    Temporary Maintenance All But Denied to Wife Able to Work and Who Had Lived With Another Man

    Temporary Maintenance All But Denied to Wife Able to Work and Who Had Lived With Another Man
    Is a wife entitled to formula temporary maintenance in a divorce action, merely because she is the less-monied spouse? No, says New York County Supreme Court Justice Matthew F. Cooper in his October 22, 2014 decision in Joseph…
  • Nov 16

    Another Prenup Bites the Dust, Maybe

    Another Prenup Bites the Dust, Maybe
    The November 12, 2014 decision of the Appellate Division, Second Department, in Bibeau v. Sudick reversed the granting of summary judgment upholding the validity a 2000 prenuptial agreement, remanding the matter for a hearing on that issue.…
  • Nov 9

    Appellate Reversals of Custody Decision

    Appellate Reversals of Custody Decision
    Two of three custody November 5, 2014 decisions of the Appellate Division, Second Department, reversed Family Court determinations. In the only affirmance in Mondschein v. Mondschein, the Second Department upheld the order of…
Rank this Week: 2300

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Covers Massachusetts law in the areas of family law, real estate, litigation, and other legal issues. By Alan Pransky.

http://massfamilylawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 23

    Does Massachusetts have a remedy for revenge porn?

    Does Massachusetts have a remedy for revenge porn?
    For many people, sending a naked picture of yourself to someone is an act of commitment. It shows the degree of affection and trust by sending a picture showing oneself in their most vulnerable exposure. Yet this act of trust can become a…
  • Nov 1

    In Massachusetts, the odor of marijuana is the same as the odor of alcohol.

    In Massachusetts, the odor of marijuana is the same as the odor of alcohol.
    In 2008 Massachusetts decriminalized possession of one ounce or less of marijuana. Possession of more than one ounce is still a crime. Needless to say, it is not an unusual occurance for police to encounter automobiles with the smell of…
  • Oct 18

    Is sexting naked pictures distribution of pornography?

    Is sexting naked pictures distribution of pornography?
    From time to time I hear stories of the prosecution of teenagers for possession and distribution of child pornography as a result of sending or re-sending pictures through text messaging. Typically, these stories involve a young teenager who…
Rank this Week: 3555

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/
  • 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…
  • Oct 28

    What Does a Paternity Determination Mean?

    What Does a Paternity Determination Mean?
    What Does a Paternity Determination Mean?Determining paternity means determining the identify of the biological father of a specific child for purposes of the law.  It is a process that decides who fathered the child and should therefore…
  • Aug 20

    Divorce is increasing, not decreasing, says new study

    Divorce is increasing, not decreasing, says new study
    Divorce is increasing, not decreasing, says new studyA new study sheds some light on the U.S. divorce rate, and what has really been going on over the past few decades. It was thought that the divorce rate was decreasing since the 1970s, but…
Rank this Week: 1551

The History of Custody Law

The History of Custody Law

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

http://tomjameslaw.com/blog/category/history-of-custody-law-2/
  • Nov 23

    Improving the “cooperation” factor

    Improving the “cooperation” factor
    In many states, cooperativeness on the part of both parties is a precondition to a judicial award of joint custody. The rationale for this requirement is that ordering people to reach joint decisions will be an exercise in futility if they…
  • Nov 16

    The “Stability” Factor in Custody Decisions: Time for a Clearer Definition

    The “Stability” Factor in Custody Decisions: Time for a Clearer Definition
      In addition to amending the language of “best interest” factors to remove gender bias, it may  be useful to consider adding clarifying language to existing factors to provide better guidance to the courts that are…
  • Nov 8

    Removing gender bias from the definition of caregiving

    Removing gender bias from the definition of caregiving
    Although a statute may direct courts to avoid resting custody decisions on a single “best interest” factor to the exclusion of others, in practice many judges tend to assign greater weight to the “primary caregiver”…
Rank this Week: 2693

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
  • Nov 23

    It only took forty-five day

    It only took forty-five day
    When, on October 6, 2014, in Rainey v. Bostic, 135 S.Ct. 286 (2014), the United States Supreme Court denied Virginia’s petition for certiorari in Bostic v. Schaefer, 760 F. 3d 352 (4th Cir. 2014), I predicted “it is only a…
  • Nov 23

    Litigating child custody does not, by itself, create personal jurisdiction for child support

    Litigating child custody does not, by itself, create personal jurisdiction for child support
    Due to an increasingly mobile society, child custody litigation often moves to different states over a child’s minority. When both parents and the child no longer live in the state that issued the most recent child support order, or…
  • Oct 10

    On the wrong side of history again

    On the wrong side of history again
    Bowing to the inevitable, North Carolina has authorized same sex marriage, leaving South Carolina the last remaining state of the Fourth Circuit to bar such marriages. Today U.S. District Judge Max Cogburn of Asheville struck down the…
Rank this Week: 704

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/
  • Nov 23

    Defense of Assault Allegations in the Law Division: Protections Provided by the Appellate Division

    Defense of Assault Allegations in the Law Division: Protections Provided by the Appellate Division
    In a recent published decision from the Appellate Division, L.T. v. F.M., the Court differentiated between the standards of proof associated with an domestic violence action in the Family Part and a civil action in the Law Division.  The…
  • Nov 17

    To Serve or Not To Serve (A Divorce Complaint)

    To Serve or Not To Serve (A Divorce Complaint)
    Prolific jurist, Honorable Lawrence R. Jones, J.S.C. in the family part in Ocean County, New Jersey, issued another published decision in the matter of J.C. v. M.C., decided on November 6, 2014.  This time, Judge Jones addressed the…
  • Nov 6

    What Lesson Can the Midterm Election Results Teach About Settling Divorce Cases?

    What Lesson Can the Midterm Election Results Teach About Settling Divorce Cases?
    Thomas Jefferson opined in his “Retirement Papers” that, “[G]overnment governs best that governs least”. It was a wise observation in the time of the patriots that established this great nation and has significant…
Rank this Week: 3223

Divorce Field

Divorce Field

Analyzes athletes' family law issues to explain how family law works to the average consumer.

http://divorcefield.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 23

    Fun with Twitter -- Henry VII

    Fun with Twitter -- Henry VII
    As many of you know, I have a twitter account (eplayer).   It's supposed to be about family law, but let's fact it, a vast majority of my tweets are about football.   It happens.   I also enjoy following fictional accounts.…
  • Oct 30

    Timing is Everything

    Timing is Everything
    Last post I wrote about how long the process can take.   Now I am going to talk about deadlines to do some of those things in the process.    Because if you miss a deadline, you can be out of luck.   SOL does not just…
  • Oct 20

    A Whole Lot of Process Going On

    A Whole Lot of Process Going On
    The most common question I get (after how much can I get in child support) is "How long does this take."   The answer does not make people happy.   Court processes are not quick things.   The court wants to make sure everyone…
Rank this Week: 3645

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/
  • Nov 22

    Domestic Violence in Alabama: “Enough is Enough”

    Domestic Violence in Alabama: “Enough is Enough”
    Domestic violence is a criminal matter. However, when a domestic violence victim seeks divorce, it is also necessary to consult with an experienced family law attorney. Women (and, to a lesser extent, men), throughout Alabama have suffered…
  • Nov 11

    Birmingham Divorce Challenges for Couples Over 50

    Birmingham Divorce Challenges for Couples Over 50
    The personal, financial and emotional stresses of divorce are never easy, regardless of age. For couples facing retirement, whose children have already left the home, the stakes can be even higher. Divorcing couples who are over the age of 50…
  • Nov 5

    Costly Engagement Rings Linked to Higher Divorce Rate

    Costly Engagement Rings Linked to Higher Divorce Rate
    With the rates of divorce hovering around 50 percent, researchers are often analyzing certain patterns and factors that can determine what will make the marriage last. Conversely, they will also look at certain common denominators in what can…
Rank this Week: 1108

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/
  • Nov 22

    Advanced Training: Get More Collaborative Cases!

    Advanced Training: Get More Collaborative Cases!
    Are you an attorney, mental health professional, financial professional, or mediator who wants to build a profitable and satisfying collaborative practice?  Do you want more collaborative cases? Next Generation Divorce has a…
  • Nov 15

    Podcast: Comparing Collaborative Divorce and Mediation

    Podcast: Comparing Collaborative Divorce and Mediation
    I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Garin Vick in Tampa, Florida, where we recorded an interview for his podcast show, Divorce without Destruction.  We discussed the similarities and differences between collaborative…
  • Nov 15

    Podcast: Comparing Collaborative Divorce and Mediation

    Podcast: Comparing Collaborative Divorce and Mediation
    I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Garin Vick in Tampa, Florida, where we recorded an interview for his podcast show, Divorce without Destruction.  We discussed the similarities and differences between collaborative…
Rank this Week: 1744

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

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

    Public Service Announcement in China

    Public Service Announcement in China
    A shampoo ad doubles as a public service announcement against divorce in China--see it here. MR
  • Nov 21

    Billion Dollar Divorce

    Billion Dollar Divorce
    From CBS News: It's the kind of money that most Americans can't comprehend, but for one ex-wife it's an injustice. Sue Ann Hamm, the ex-wife of Oklahoma oil tycoon Harold Hamm, plans to appeal a divorce settlement that awarded her...
  • Nov 20

    Divorce in Iran

    Divorce in Iran
    From Reuters: Weddings in Iran have long been an over-the-top affair with families spending thousands of dollars to celebrate a union. But now some couples are splurging on an entirely different sort of nuptial celebration: a divorce party.…
Rank this Week: 233

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/
  • Nov 21

    Authority of State Court to Order a Spouse to Sign Joint Amended Tax Return

    Authority of State Court to Order a Spouse to Sign Joint Amended Tax Return
    In Butler v Simmons-Butler, the Michigan Court of Appeals considered the issue whether a trial court has the authority to order a party to sign amended joint federal tax returns for prior years. The defendant appealed that order arguing that…
  • Nov 20

    Unsubstantiated CPS Reports of Abuse Result in Loss of Custody

    Unsubstantiated CPS Reports of Abuse Result in Loss of Custody
    Family lawyers are seeing a lot of custody cases these days in which allegations of abuse result in an investigation by Child Protection Services (CPS) workers. When a parent reports alleged abuse to CPS, that agency must investigate. If…
  • Nov 19

    EDRO Dividing State of Michigan Teacher Pension | Caution for Unwary

    EDRO Dividing State of Michigan Teacher Pension | Caution for Unwary
    When the parties divorced, their judgment awarded each party fifty percent of the marital portion of the other party’s pension. Husband retired and elected to receive his portion of his ex-wife's school pension. She then learned that her…
Rank this Week: 337

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

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

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Nov 21

    Thin Gravy

    Thin Gravy
    The latest installment of a case in which I have been involved is out. You may know it as Q v Q (although it isn’t). The judgment can be found here : C (A Child) (No 2) [2014] EWFC 44 (21 November 2014). As it is a case…
  • Nov 17

    Take me to your Leadership Board

    Take me to your Leadership Board
    Last week the Adoption Leadership Board published a “Myth Busting Guide” aimed at dispelling misconceptions of what Re B and Re B-S tell us about the correct approach to adoption. “The law hasn’t changed!”…
  • Nov 12

    No search results found for your query ‘indirect contact’

    No search results found for your query ‘indirect contact’
    This blog post is a guest post by Sarah Phillimore. In past few years I have had a number of cases in child arrangements disputes where only indirect contact is ordered at the conclusion. I sometimes represented fathers, sometimes mothers but…
Rank this Week: 480

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/
  • Nov 21

    When Does Equitable Distribution Mean Equal or Unequal in New York Divorces?

    When Does Equitable Distribution Mean Equal or Unequal in New York Divorces?
    Marital assets, and debt, in New York generally are things that are acquired during the marriage that does not fall under the exception of separate property.  Separate property, in general are things that a spouse entered the marriage…
  • Nov 13

    Can an order of protection be a part of a custody case?

    Can an order of protection be a part of a custody case?
    Orders of protection can be issued by either the Family Court or the Supreme Court as part of a child custody case or divorce in New York. My previous blog articles concerning orders of protection in family law matters focused on the most…
  • Nov 7

    Can a Judgment of Divorce be vacated?

    Can a Judgment of Divorce be vacated?
    I have previously discussed modifications of judgments of divorce. As a reminder, a modification does not erase the order that was made, but if there is an adequate change of circumstances under the law, a party to the case can change the…
Rank this Week: 2717

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Covers estate planning, HOA & condo associations and family law in North Carolina.

http://www.lawfirmrbs.com/blog/
  • Nov 21

    RBS CLE on December 5, 2014: The Life of a Lawsuit: Issues in the Six Phases of a Civil Action

    RBS CLE on December 5, 2014: The Life of a Lawsuit: Issues in the Six Phases of a Civil Action
    Need some CLE hours before the end of the year? On December 5, 2014, beginning at 8:40 am, RBS will host a Greensboro CLE on “The Life of a Lawsuit: Issues in the Six Phases of a Civil Action from Case Assessment through Executing on a…
  • Nov 12

    Hot Legal Topics in HOA & Condo Community Management

    Hot Legal Topics in HOA & Condo Community Management
    On Wednesday, December 3 from 11:30 am-2 pm I’ll be speaking on “Hot Legal Topics in Community Management” at the Charlotte Lunch ‘n Learn of the NC Chapter of the Community Associations Institute.  The…
  • Nov 6

    You’re Ready to File A Lawsuit … But Where Do You Begin?

    You’re Ready to File A Lawsuit … But Where Do You Begin?
    Once you have decided you want or need to file a lawsuit, one of the most important decisions you must make is where to file your case.  This decision will have a significant impact on the type of relief you may be able to obtain…
Rank this Week: 2660