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Texas Family Lawyers

Texas Family Lawyers

Covers family law topics. By Holmes, Diggs & Eames, P.L.L.C.

http://texasfamilylawyers.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 1

    Can False Abuse Allegations Affect Custody?

    Can False Abuse Allegations Affect Custody?
    You bet.  There are plenty of cases where one parent decides to allege that the other abuses their children, whether it is verbal, emotional, physical, or even sexual.  Many times these allegations are untrue, unfounded, and…
  • May 22

    What Constitutes Telephone Harassment?

    What Constitutes Telephone Harassment?
    We often get told that someone is being harassed by telephone, but what does that really mean? There is a great case, Perone v. Texas, which talks all about it in a criminal case context.  An ex-husband was convicted of harassment…
  • Jan 9

    I Just Moved to Texas, Where Do I File My Child Custody SUit?

    I Just Moved to Texas, Where Do I File My Child Custody SUit?
    You probably must file in the state you just moved from.  Suits involving a child custody determination, or possession, visitation and access, fall under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (“UCCJEA”).…
Rank this Week: 4514

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Oct 1

    Financial Steps for the Newly Divorced

    Financial Steps for the Newly Divorced
    In most divorces, the financial future of a newly-divorced individual hangs in question. Whether both spouses worked or one stayed at home, a reconfiguration of finances must take place to ensure that a person does not face deep financial…
  • Sep 30

    South Carolina Representative Choosing Mediation in Divorce

    South Carolina Representative Choosing Mediation in Divorce
    A Republican representative from South Carolina, Mark Sanford, and his wife have agreed to undergo mediation in order to address parenting concerns and other issues in their divorce following a request from a judge. Ongoing Allegations in…
  • Sep 29

    "Orange Is The New Black" Writer Files for Divorce

    "Orange Is The New Black" Writer Files for Divorce
    A writer for the popular HBO show "Orange Is The New Black", Lauren Morelli, has filed for divorce from her husband. Morelli realized while writing for the show that she was not content with her current relationship. She is now dating actress…
Rank this Week: 345

Family Law & Divorce Information…

Family Law & Divorce Information in Houston, Texas

By Busby & Associates.

http://busby-lee.com/familylawblog
  • Oct 1

    How to hire a cut throat divorce attorney

    How to hire a cut throat divorce attorney
    MichaelHow to hire a cut throat divorce attorney At the beginning of the case, you will need to prepare your pleadings such that every single cause of action is plead.  Look to see if you have a jury issue.  Jury issues include who…
  • Sep 27

    How to lose in Harris County divorce court

    How to lose in Harris County divorce court
    MichaelHow to lose in Harris County divorce court Well now, that is a first, is it not.  How many lawyers are going to tell you how to lose. You generally lose when a combination of the following events occur: 1. You fail to show up at…
  • Sep 27

    How to lose in Harris County divorce court

    How to lose in Harris County divorce court
    MichaelHow to lose in Harris County divorce court Well now, that is a first, is it not.  How many lawyers are going to tell you how to lose. You generally lose when a combination of the following events occur: 1. You fail to show up at…
Rank this Week: 603

Family Law Guy

Family Law Guy

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

http://familylawguy.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 1

    "Conscious Coupling" What Is Marriage Supposed To Do? Does It Still Do It?

    "Conscious Coupling" What Is Marriage Supposed To Do? Does It Still Do It?
    One of the recurring themes of this blog has been "Why do people get married?  What will help then accomplish whatever it is they want to accomplish by marrying?" It appears that the number of Americans, over-all, who believe that…
  • Sep 23

    Gambling Winnings and Child Support

    Gambling Winnings and Child Support
        Ohio has no implemented an intercept program so that winners at the four casinos in Ohio may trigger data base checks.  If the winner wins $1,200 or more from slot machines, $5,000 or more from table games or $600 or more from…
  • Aug 25

    Exercising Self-Help in Custody Case

    Exercising Self-Help in Custody Case
        Kathleen Aubain is in the Oneida County Jail in New York for violating a court order.  Aubain has a two and a half year old daughter, Isabellah Rose Campos with Eric Campos.  All three were living in Arizona.  Campos has custody of…
Rank this Week: 3792

Orange County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Orange County Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.orangecountydivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 1

    Los Angeles Divorce for Kris Jenner and Bruce Jenner

    Los Angeles Divorce for Kris Jenner and Bruce Jenner
    Keeping up with the Kardashians stars Kris Jenner and Bruce Jenner are finally putting their marriage to bed. Kris Jenner filed her Petition for Dissolution of Marriage this month, citing a date of separation of June 1, 2013. Kris and…
  • Sep 29

    Divorce for Amber Rose

    Divorce for Amber Rose
    Amber Rose has filed for divorce from Wiz Khalifa, E! News confirms. The pair wed on July 8, 2013 and have one son together, one-year-old Sebastian 'The Bash' Taylor Thomaz, whom they welcomed on February 21, 2013. According to the…
  • Sep 26

    Telephonic Witnesses in a Court Hearing

    Telephonic Witnesses in a Court Hearing
    When Mother filed for divorce from Father, the parties' daughter was living with Mother, and the parties' son was living with Father. Both parties sought custody of their son. During trial, Mother's witness was her son's guidance counselor,…
Rank this Week: 247

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
  • Oct 1

    Third time’s a charm?

    Third time’s a charm?
    For a second time the South Carolina Court of Appeals has issued a revised published opinion in the case of Mick-Skaggs v. Skaggs. Previous blogs on this case can be found here and here. The only change from the previous opinion is the…
  • Sep 29

    Supreme Court affirms finding that non technical defects with adoption consent renders consent invalid

    Supreme Court affirms finding that non technical defects with adoption consent renders consent invalid
    Eight weeks after the Court of Appeals affirmed a family court finding that South Carolina’s adoption statute required strict compliance with statutory consent requirements in order for the consent to be valid, the Supreme Court…
  • Sep 22

    Shameless plug for Co-Mediation CLE

    Shameless plug for Co-Mediation CLE
    My better half, Karen Klickstein-Forman, and I will be presenting on The Benefits of Co-Mediation for Family Court as part of the Mediation and Meeting Center of Charleston’s monthly breakfast. This CLE will take place on October 2,…
Rank this Week: 804

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
  • Oct 1

    Using Social Media? Beware of Ethical Pitfalls (Part 2)

    Using Social Media? Beware of Ethical Pitfalls (Part 2)
    The following is a guest blog post by Jonathan Rubens, a principal at Javid Rubens LLP in San Francisco, which represents clients in business transactions and advises them on data security, privacy, trademark and copyright issues.  With…
  • Sep 29

    Using Social Media? Beware of Ethical Pitfalls (Part 1)

    Using Social Media? Beware of Ethical Pitfalls (Part 1)
    The following is a guest blog post by Jonathan Rubens, a principal at Javid Rubens LLP in San Francisco, which represents clients in business transactions and advises them on data security, privacy, trademark and copyright issues. Attorneys…
  • Sep 26

    Coordinate Your Discovery Method

    Coordinate Your Discovery Method
    Often you can use more than one discovery method to get the same facts or evidence. You can take a pick-and-choose approach to your methodology, or better yet, use a coordinated approach that aims multiple discovery methods at the same…
Rank this Week: 486

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

By Alan Robert Burton.

http://www.bocaratondivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 1

    What Information must I Disclose to my Spouse in my Divorce?

    What Information must I Disclose to my Spouse in my Divorce?
    In any Florida divorce that involves any type of financial issues such as property division, debt division, child support, and more, each spouse is required to disclose certain information regarding their finances to the other spouse. This…
  • Sep 29

    High Worth Divorces Can be Amicable

    High Worth Divorces Can be Amicable
    In many divorces between celebrities, business moguls, or other individuals with significant assets, the media reports numerous headlines regarding long, drawn-out court battles for property, spousal support, and more. High worth divorces are…
  • Sep 26

    Specifics of the Uncontested Divorce

    Specifics of the Uncontested Divorce
    When most people think of divorce, they may immediately think of long, drawn-out battles in court, with each spouse accusing the other of wrongdoing and fighting for every piece of property and custody of the children. However, the truth is…
Rank this Week: 4169

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Oct 1

    Re: Your Crappy Lawyer Bio

    Re: Your Crappy Lawyer Bio
    Lee Rosen has a read-worthy post this morning about lawyer biographies (Spoiler: They’re crappy). (Most of what Rosen writes is worth reading, actually. His website is outstanding, and I particularly appreciate his (bifurcated?)…
  • Sep 30

    The First Time I Actually Felt Like a Lawyer

    The First Time I Actually Felt Like a Lawyer
    This is the third installment in my series of “Lawyer Firsts.” The first two have been overtly deprecating and, therefore (I hope), entertaining to anyone. (Not that I had to try too hard to make myself look foolish—I was…
  • Sep 16

    My First Pro Bono Case

    My First Pro Bono Case
    This is the second installment of my first-year lawyer “firsts.” My goal is *to deliberately set* aside some time to look back over my first year as a lawyer. I’m hoping to learn; I’m hoping to be encouraged; and…
Rank this Week: 2883

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

Covers family law in South Carolina.

http://www.scfamilylaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 1

    What You Need to Know About Family Court Deposition

    What You Need to Know About Family Court Deposition
    You’ve probably heard the term deposition before, but what do you need to know about Family Court depositions? What are they? Will you have to participate in one? Why are they done? While depositions are common many different kinds…
  • Sep 30

    When Doctors Divorce – Issues to Watch

    When Doctors Divorce – Issues to Watch
    You may have heard that roughly one-half of all first marriages end in divorce, but did you know that the divorce rate is 10 to 20 percent higher for physicians? Experts attribute this increased risk to their busy, stressful schedules.…
  • Sep 29

    What to Do If You Are Served with Divorce Papers?

    What to Do If You Are Served with Divorce Papers?
    Going through a divorce is stressful. Getting served with divorce pleadings can be scary – and if you weren’t expecting them, it can be downright disorienting. However, it doesn’t have to be that way, and this article will…
Rank this Week: 995

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Oct 1

    Ways to reduce inheritance tax

    Ways to reduce inheritance tax
    Inheritance tax is generally paid on the value of a person’s estate when they die, although rather confusingly it can also be payable during someone’s lifetime against trusts or gifts. The majority of estates are not subject to…
  • Sep 30

    T v S: The court cannot micro-manage the relationship between the parents and their handling of the child

    T v S: The court cannot micro-manage the relationship between the parents and their handling of the child
    A quick look at T v S [2013] EWHC 2521 (Fam), which was decided by the President on the 25th of July last year, but has just appeared on Bailii. It doesn't make very pretty reading, especially for the parents concerned.The case involved a six…
  • Sep 29

    Human Rights: A short post to redress the balance

    Human Rights: A short post to redress the balance
    This post is not directly about family law (save, of course, for Article 8), but I thought I should still say something about the current attacks upon human rights from certain ill-informed quarters. I have three things to say on the subject,…
Rank this Week: 702

Maryland Family Law

Maryland Family Law

Provides general information and commentary on child custody, support, divorce and separation, and visitation. By Heather Sunderman.

http://mdfamilylaw.typepad.com/sunderman/
  • Oct 1

    Change in domestic violence standard

    Change in domestic violence standard
    October 1st, a new law goes into effect changing the standard for domestic violence protective orders. The new standard is "preponderance of the evidence," which will make it easier for a petitioner to get a protective order.
  • Sep 29

    What is an expert witness?

    What is an expert witness?
    Does your case require an expert witness? If you need to prove an element of your case that requires specialized knowledge, you may need an expert witness. A classic example is a doctor. Under the rules of evidence, you cannot...
  • Sep 22

    Facebook service of process has come to the United States....

    Facebook service of process has come to the United States....
    Slate reported about the first time in the United States that service of process (ie, getting served) was allowed via Facebook. You may recall that I wrote about Facebook this is not likely to occur in Maryland.....six years later, maybe...
Rank this Week: 2607

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/
  • Sep 30

    What are your best divorce solutions?

    What are your best divorce solutions?
    Divorce is a process that is essentially the same for anyone going through it. In order to get divorced everyone must: File legal pleadings (documents) with the court Resolve all of the issues in four broad categories: property division,…
  • Sep 24

    Why are most women scared of prenuptial agreements?

    Why are most women scared of prenuptial agreements?
    Ninety nine percent of the people who contact me about prenuptial agreements are men. And in the last twenty years of my practice as an attorney, I cannot recall a single woman initiating the negotiations for, and execution of a prenuptial…
  • Sep 17

    Welcome

    Welcome
    Helene Taylor Website Landing Page from Helene Taylor on Vimeo.
Rank this Week: 177

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/
  • 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…
  • Jul 2

    In Memoriam: June 2014 Death

    In Memoriam: June 2014 Death
    Sorry for the lack of blog posts of late. Professional obligations and an illness kept me from posting much in June. Hopefully, with the holiday weekend soon upon us, I can get back into the swing of things. Some months, there seem to be a…
  • Jun 19

    In Memoriam: May 2014 Death

    In Memoriam: May 2014 Death
    I realize that most of my "heroes" were men. But that doesn't mean that none of them were women. However, for the time being, as James Brown might say, it's a man's world, like it or not. And, if you haven't already noticed, as a kid I…
Rank this Week: 4543

Maryland Divorce Lawyer Blog

Maryland Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.marylanddivorcelawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 30

    Maryland Court Denied Husband’s Effort to Terminate Alimony

    Maryland Court Denied Husband’s Effort to Terminate Alimony
    Divorce affects each family in a unique way. In most cases, however, the parties will have to address and resolve many emotional and financial matters. Some of the more significant financial issues concern child support, spousal support,…
  • Sep 15

    Maryland Court Denied Husband’s Attempt to Set Aside Marital Settlement Agreement

    Maryland Court Denied Husband’s Attempt to Set Aside Marital Settlement Agreement
    In any divorce matter, it is important for each spouse to consult with his or her own attorney, who will seek to protect that person’s separate rights going forward. One of the most important documents that divorcing spouses…
  • Sep 2

    Maryland Court Affirms Child Support Award to Father

    Maryland Court Affirms Child Support Award to Father
    As many people know, divorce can be difficult. There are serious practical, emotional and financial issues for the parties to identify, weigh, and hopefully resolve as amicably and quickly as possible. Since each family is unique, with…
Rank this Week: 1122

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
  • Sep 30

    Do I need a QDRO in an uncontested divorce in Texas?

    Do I need a QDRO in an uncontested divorce in Texas?
    In a Texas divorce, whether it is a contested divorce or an uncontested divorce, you may have divided one or more retirement plans as part of the property division. If you divided a private employer’s retirement plan then it is likely a…
  • Sep 22

    The Texas sized myth of terminating rights to avoid child support

    The Texas sized myth of terminating rights to avoid child support
    In a recent post I discussed why parents sometimes want to terminate the parental rights of another parent in Texas and why that is often not a financially advantageous move. Today’s post takes on the other side of the issue: whether a…
  • Sep 16

    Uncontested divorce and waiver of service

    Uncontested divorce and waiver of service
    In an uncontested divorce in Fort Worth or Dallas it makes very little sense to spend the $80 to serve the respondent in a divorce suit where the respondent knows the divorce is coming and is not going to contest the terms of the divorce.…
Rank this Week: 1883

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Kollias & Giese.

http://www.dupagecountydivorcelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3065

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/
  • Sep 30

    Would living in Texas have been better for Mr. Hamm in his Oklahoma divorce?

    Would living in Texas have been better for Mr. Hamm in his Oklahoma divorce?
    The Harold Hamm divorce in Oklahoma is getting a lot of media attention right now. The divorce trial has started and the wife is making allegations that the husband’s company is rewriting history to downplay his role in the…
  • Sep 23

    No such thing as common law divorce in Texa

    No such thing as common law divorce in Texa
    Once a party establishes the elements of a common law marriage, spouses are married until they are legally divorced under Texas law.… Continue Reading
  • Sep 22

    Michelle O’Neil named to list of Top 50 Women Lawyers in Texa

    Michelle O’Neil named to list of Top 50 Women Lawyers in Texa
    Michelle May O’Neill, Shareholder at Godwin Lewis, P.C., has been chosen for inclusion in the Texas Super Lawyers® listing for the fourth consecutive year. In addition to her selection for the 2014 list, Attorney O’Neil was…
Rank this Week: 604

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/
  • Sep 30

    Divorce and the Family Home

    Divorce and the Family Home
    You married, purchased a home, and started a family. Isn't that the typical recipe of marital success that most married couples strive to emulate? Then bickering with you spouse ensues, or there's a betrayal, or your spouse sinks your life…
  • Sep 23

    Settling Spats Over Rover: What to Expect in Pet Custody Case

    Settling Spats Over Rover: What to Expect in Pet Custody Case
    Increasingly, Americans view their pets as family members. We only need to look at the pet industry to see how manufacturers reinforce this feeling by marketing clothing, specialized kibble and treats, shampoos, conditioners, collars and…
  • Sep 16

    Adoption Case Pits Tribal Court Against State Judiciary System

    Adoption Case Pits Tribal Court Against State Judiciary System
    An adoption case in Alaska recently became a test of the tribal court's legal authority to remove the parental rights of a parent who was not a member of the tribe. In this case, a daughter was removed from the home of Edward Parks and…
Rank this Week: 3800

Jackson White Family Law Blog

Jackson White Family Law Blog

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

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/arizona-family-law/blog/
  • Sep 30

    Six Words No Divorced Parent Want to Hear

    Six Words No Divorced Parent Want to Hear
    After going through a divorce, there is that one phrase no parent ever wants to hear “Mom, I want to live with Dad” or vise versa. Stephanie Burchell, a licensed marriage and family therapist, explains “When a child chooses…
  • Sep 25

    Kim’s Dreams of Adoption are Quickly Destroyed

    Kim’s Dreams of Adoption are Quickly Destroyed
    In a recent Kardashian vacation to Thailand Kim suddenly had a new desire-adoption. This desire sprouted after the family visited a Thailand orphanage, and Kim fell in love with a little girl named Pink. Despite Kim’s…
  • Sep 23

    Deciding on a Name After the Divorce

    Deciding on a Name After the Divorce
    Many individuals get married and cannot wait to become the new “Mrs. So-and-so”. They go through the process of legally changing their name, and flaunt it around like the new rock located on their finger. While for many, this…
Rank this Week: 1748

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/
  • Sep 30

    So New Jersey Alimony Has Recently Changed, But What About This Thing Called Palimony?

    So New Jersey Alimony Has Recently Changed, But What About This Thing Called Palimony?
    Many people are aware of or have heard something about the recent revisions made to New Jersey's alimony laws. Most people however are not aware of the term called "palimony" or the recent developments surrounding same. In today's society…
  • Sep 23

    What Is The New Jersey Family Collaborative Law Act?

    What Is The New Jersey Family Collaborative Law Act?
    Just last week, Governor Chris Christie signed into law amendments that drastically alter New Jersey alimony laws. As alimony is always red-hot issue wherein emotions usually run high. However, the Governor also altered New Jersey divorce…
  • Sep 11

    What are the Changes to New Jersey Alimony Laws? An Overview

    What are the Changes to New Jersey Alimony Laws? An Overview
    Last night, Governor Christie signed into law amendments that radically alters New Jersey Alimony laws. These momentous amendments are effective immediately. Over my nearly 2 decades as a New Jersey divorce attorney, I would occasionally…
Rank this Week: 1983

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Sep 29

    Order of Protection Ended - Can He Go Back to His House?

    Order of Protection Ended - Can He Go Back to His House?
    Question:I had a stay-away order of protection brought against me by my wife. After six months, the case was resolved and the order was re-modified by the courts to a no-harassment order. My wife still refuses to let me inside the Read…
  • Sep 27

    Removed from Spouse: Is He Officially Divorced Yet, and Can He Get Custody?

    Removed from Spouse: Is He Officially Divorced Yet, and Can He Get Custody?
    Question:I started proceedings for my divorce a couple of years ago, but I’m not sure whether it is was officially completed.How do I check? If I want to go about seeking full custody of my children, what are the steps I need to take to…
  • Sep 25

    Custody Rights If Given to Mother-in-Law

    Custody Rights If Given to Mother-in-Law
    Question:If we give full custody to my wife’s mother and we happen to divorce, can my mother-in-law give fully custody back to my wife or make me pay all of the child support? Answer:While I am not licensed tRead More...
Rank this Week: 610

International Family Law

International Family Law

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

http://www.internationalfamilylawfirm.com/
  • Sep 29

    There are Two Ways to Prepare for an International Divorce

    There are Two Ways to Prepare for an International Divorce
    Are you someone who always runs at the last minute to catch a plane? Or do you prefer to arrive at the airport ten minutes early and relax?This is a question that ‘marketing guru’ Seth Godin asks so as to illustrate the benefits…
  • Sep 26

    GPSOLO Magazine Article: Parental-Tug-Of-War

    GPSOLO Magazine Article: Parental-Tug-Of-War
    International family law is expanding as people travel more and spend time with people from different countries. International personal relationships produce an abundance of conflict and litigation. It is hard enough for people to live…
  • Sep 18

    Notes on Algeria and International Child Custody

    Notes on Algeria and International Child Custody
    Jeremy D. MorleyAlgeria is not a party to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.A well-publicized 2012 case of an abduction from New Zealand to Algeria demonstrated the difficulties of securing the return…
Rank this Week: 735

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/
  • Sep 29

    Spotlight: Professor Lisa Young, Australian Family Law Scholar

    Spotlight: Professor Lisa Young, Australian Family Law Scholar
    By: Danielle Edrich Earlier this summer, I had the opportunity to sit down with Professor Lisa Young, an Australian family law professor, and talk about some of the differences in family law between the United States and Australia. Young has…
  • Sep 29

    Weekly Round-up September 29th, 2014

    Weekly Round-up September 29th, 2014
    Pilot Program to Prevent Domestic Violence: Brooklyn District Attorney, Kenneth Thompson has launched a program into domestic violence prevention. Prosecutors will examine all domestic violence cases to determine if there is a high risk…
  • Sep 22

    Weekly Round-up September 22nd, 2014

    Weekly Round-up September 22nd, 2014
    It’s On Us – Campus Sexual Assault Prevention Campaign: On Friday, President Obama launched the It’s On Us Campaign, a campaign aimed at including the public in preventing on-campus sexual assaults. It calls on bystanders to…
Rank this Week: 1490

Houston Divorce Lawyer Blog

Houston Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers the divorce process. By Ramos Law Firm.

http://www.ramosfamilylaw.com/houstondivorceblog/
  • Sep 29

    3 Tips to Make Your Divorce as Easy as Possible

    3 Tips to Make Your Divorce as Easy as Possible
    Divorces are rarely ever easy. However, there are ways to ease the stress involved. As you go through this difficult turning point in your life, it can be all too easy to become frustrated, overwhelmed and downright angry. While these…
  • Sep 27

    5 Reasons Not to File for Divorce on Your Own

    5 Reasons Not to File for Divorce on Your Own
    Going through a divorce is difficult. Separating from someone who was once a major part of your life can be extremely daunting, to say the least. And the struggle is multiplied when you have children involved, mutual property and other…
  • Sep 25

    Common Questions Preceding a Texas Divorce

    Common Questions Preceding a Texas Divorce
    Navigating a divorce is difficult and stressful. There are moments that may feel overwhelming, which is why it’s so crucial to have the top divorce lawyers on your side. As you go through this pivotal point in your life, you ……
Rank this Week: 1241

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By John S. Yohanan.

http://www.bayareadivorceattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3116

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/
  • Sep 29

    Children of High-Income Families May Be Hit Harder By Divorce

    Children of High-Income Families May Be Hit Harder By Divorce
    The financial status of a family at the time of divorce can create very different challenges. Low-income families may struggle with the transition of dividing a family income. Wealthier families will also have to shift their standards of…
  • Sep 26

    96-Year-Old Woman Marries, Lawsuit Filed Over Legitimacy and Estate

    96-Year-Old Woman Marries, Lawsuit Filed Over Legitimacy and Estate
    While you may fall in love at any age, getting married at some ages can raise legal questions. Those who are under 18 are unable to get married without parental permission. A recent case involving the marriage of a 96-year-old woman raises…
  • Sep 21

    Amicable vs. Messy Divorce? For Children, it May Not Matter

    Amicable vs. Messy Divorce? For Children, it May Not Matter
    Psychologists, family counselors, judges, and many lawyers will often discuss the benefits of an amicable divorce. Collaborative divorce is a growing area of family law allowing divorcing couples to negotiate their settlement and come to…
Rank this Week: 1706

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Covers developments in Tennessee family law.

http://herstontennesseefamilylaw.com/
  • Sep 29

    Tennessee Family Law Update 2014 Registration Is Open with Early Registration Discount

    Tennessee Family Law Update 2014 Registration Is Open with Early Registration Discount
    It’s that time of year again — time for us to go on the road for the annual Tennessee Family Law Update seminar. This year John and I will return to Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga, Johnson City and Knoxville. Of course,…
  • Sep 26

    Photo of the Week: Smoky Mountain Black Bear

    Photo of the Week: Smoky Mountain Black Bear
    Information provided by K.O. Herston: Knoxville, Tennessee Divorce, Matrimonial and Family Law Attorney.Filed under: Photography Tagged: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Photography
  • Sep 25

    TN Supreme Court Clarifies Scope of Review for Telephonic Testimony in Divorce: Kelly v. Kelly

    TN Supreme Court Clarifies Scope of Review for Telephonic Testimony in Divorce: Kelly v. Kelly
    Facts: A more detailed summary of the underlying facts of this case and my analysis of the 2-1 decision from the Court of Appeals can be found here in my blog post on that opinion. The short version is the trial court in…
Rank this Week: 2103

Linda's Law Blog

Linda's Law Blog

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

http://lindakernslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 28

    I’m not even sure that I want to get divorced, why do an attorney consultation?

    I’m not even sure that I want to get divorced, why do an attorney consultation?
    A lot of times, people call our office with a lot of questions and a whole lot of uncertainty about whether they want to get divorced.  It is understandable and normal that an individual may have significant hesitation prior to…
  • Sep 24

    I was the step-parent to a child, can I get custody?

    I was the step-parent to a child, can I get custody?
    In New Jersey, the answer is “maybe.”The recent New Jersey case, K.A.F. v. D.L.M. (http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/opinions/a0878-12.pdf) discussed the rights of “psychological parents.”  This particular case was…
  • Sep 21

    Homework is a shared responsibility

    Homework is a shared responsibility
    Most children, especially young children, need the help and guidance of their parents to timely and appropriately complete their homework assignments.  This is especially true for long term, larger-scale projects, as children learn the…
Rank this Week: 1901

Rochester Family Lawyer Blog

Rochester Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://rochesterfamilylawyer.korotkinlaw.com
  • Sep 28

    Tracing Method of Dividing Defined Contribution Retirement Asset

    Tracing Method of Dividing Defined Contribution Retirement Asset
    I have previously written about division of marital retirement assets which is traditionally done by computing a time based coverture fraction pursuant to the New York Court of Appeals’ decision in Majauskas v. Majauskas, 61 N.Y.2d…
  • Sep 7

    Temporary Maintenance and Payment of Additional Expenses by Monied Spouse

    Temporary Maintenance and Payment of Additional Expenses by Monied Spouse
    One issue that comes up fairly often in divorce cases is the issue of whether the monied spouse who is paying temporary maintenance is also responsible for additional expenses incurred by the non-monied spouse. At least some of the prior…
  • Jul 5

    Standard of Living, Diminished Income, Spousal Maintenance and Child Support

    Standard of Living, Diminished Income, Spousal Maintenance and Child Support
    The courts in New York have had some difficulty dealing with situations were a claim of recently diminished income has been presented to the court in response to a temporary spousal support application. In most situations, the courts would…
Rank this Week: 4890

Pennsylvania Family Law

Pennsylvania Family Law

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

http://pafamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Sep 28

    DAD’S SELF-IMPOSED CUSTODY “TAX” IS ENFORCEABLE

    DAD’S SELF-IMPOSED CUSTODY “TAX” IS ENFORCEABLE
    It is well established in Pennsylvania that it is against public policy to allow parents to bargain away child support for their children, but what about “taxing” themselves whenever they file a custody action? That is essentially…
  • Sep 23

    IS COLLEGE PLANNING A CONTRADICTION IN TERMS

    IS COLLEGE PLANNING A CONTRADICTION IN TERMS
    Today began with a meeting with co-counsel and clients to follow through on matters we had resolved by agreement reached earlier in the summer.  The parties have two children, one of whom is heading into the age of college search.…
  • Sep 3

    A HOUSING TAKE VIEWED FROM ONE STREET

    A HOUSING TAKE VIEWED FROM ONE STREET
    We periodically report on macro trends in housing prices because our clients typically have a lot of their wealth invested in their homes.  And each time we have a case, one of the questions that comes about is:  Stay or go? We…
Rank this Week: 1620

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/
  • Sep 28

    Covenant marriage

    Covenant marriage
    A covenant marriage is one in which the husband and wife enter into an agreement (“covenant”) that their marriage vows will be legally binding. That is to say, they agree that a divorce may be granted only if one or the other…
  • Sep 7

    Should no-fault divorce be abolished?

    Should no-fault divorce be abolished?
    No-fault divorce was not intended to alter the standards by which custody of children is decided, but it has. Some see this as a good thing; others see it as a bad thing. This raises the question: Would custody law be improved by restoring…
  • Aug 24

    Custody law reform: letting the child decide

    Custody law reform: letting the child decide
    The suggestion is sometimes made that custody decisions should not be based on either parental rights or a judge’s opinions about what is best for a child. Instead, children should be empowered to make their own choices as to custody.…
Rank this Week: 2849

Llabona Law Blog

Llabona Law Blog

Covers Florida family law issues.

http://www.llabona.com/blog/
  • Sep 28

    Child Support Work-Release Instead of Jail?

    Child Support Work-Release Instead of Jail?
    Child support can be a major expense for anyone. What happens, though, when it is not just difficult to pay, but impossible? By far the most common approach is to have the court hold them in contempt, and thrown in jail. There is a potential…
  • Sep 21

    Child Support Payments and College

    Child Support Payments and College
    When going through a divorce, an individual will likely have a thousand questions running through their minds. Who will get custody of our kids? How long will this take? How are we going to split assets? Is the family going to split, or stay…
  • Sep 19

    Why Aren’t Teens Adopted?

    Why Aren’t Teens Adopted?
    We always hear about how difficult the process of adopting can be for potential parents, but what about the children? Perhaps the emotional toll of waiting for a family outweighs the legal hardships – being adopted is a major challenge…
Rank this Week: 2938

Australian Divorce Blog

Australian Divorce Blog

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

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

    Why I like being a divorce lawyer: "Only one person believed in me- you did, and you changed my life as a result. Thank you."

    Why I like being a divorce lawyer: "Only one person believed in me- you did, and you changed my life as a result. Thank you."
    Many of my colleagues over the years- those who do not do family law- have said that those who do family law are mad, and "I don't know how you can do  it"- before regaling me with their rare, searing family law experiences. "Give me…
  • Sep 23

    What an extraordinary morning- acceptance by both IAML and AAARTA!

    What an extraordinary morning- acceptance by both IAML and AAARTA!
    Some morning its pays to wake up! This morning was one of those mornings. When I went through my emails this morning I came across two extraordinary emails. This morning I have been accepted into membership of both the International…
  • Sep 23

    Visit to an old friend opposed to domestic violence

    Visit to an old friend opposed to domestic violence
    Last night I was lucky enough to call in an old friend who was recovering from major surgery. Her prospects are good, thankfully.Visiting her made me reflect as to how long it has been that I have been involved with domestic violence. This is…
Rank this Week: 870

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/
  • Sep 27

    What documents are needed to complete a New York divorce uncontested or contested?

    What documents are needed to complete a New York divorce uncontested or contested?
    Whether a case is settled before it is filed, after some litigation, or a Judge decided it, at the conclusion of the case a number of documents must be prepared, signed and filed with the court in order for the divorce to be finalized. …
  • Sep 21

    What is Marital Property and Separate Property in New York Divorce?

    What is Marital Property and Separate Property in New York Divorce?
    Marital property is broadly defined, in the New York Domestic Relations Law, as all property obtained after the date of the marriage and prior to the signing of a separation agreement or the filing of a matrimonial case, without regard to the…
  • Sep 13

    Children’s Statements and Hearsay Exceptions in New York Divorce and Family Law

    Children’s Statements and Hearsay Exceptions in New York Divorce and Family Law
    An out of court statement offered for the truth of the matter asserted is hearsay under the evidence rules and are not admissible at a trial or hearing, unless they fall under a hearsay exception. This blog is intended to help give an…
Rank this Week: 2854

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/
  • Sep 26

    A Promise Is A Promise

    A Promise Is A Promise
    In 2013 this firm addressed in this blog our State’s view on Palimony on three occasions. First, in “The State Of Palimony in the State of New Jersey“, Karen Willitts outlined the general law of palimony before and after the…
  • Sep 21

    SHOULD A PICTURE BE WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS? – GUARDING AGAINST THE VISCERAL REACTION

    SHOULD A PICTURE BE WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS? – GUARDING AGAINST THE VISCERAL REACTION
    Months ago when NFL running back Ray Rice was accused of domestic abuse and a video surfaced purportedly showing him dragging his then fiancee unconscious from an Atlantic City casino elevator, it was the prevailing view of most that Mr. Rice…
  • Sep 14

    New Jersey Governor Signs Alimony Reform Bill Making Significant Changes to New Jersey Alimony Law

    New Jersey Governor Signs Alimony Reform Bill Making Significant Changes to New Jersey Alimony Law
    This week New Jersey Governor Christie signed bill A845, which substantially reforms alimony law in the State of New Jersey.   One of the most significant changes to existing alimony statute, N.J.S.A. 2A:34-23(b), in this State is that…
Rank this Week: 3448

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

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

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Sep 26

    Understanding the Changes for Powers of Attorney in Pennsylvania

    Understanding the Changes for Powers of Attorney in Pennsylvania
    You may have heard about the new power of attorney legislation that became the law in Pennsylvania in July.  If you have executed a power of attorney or are thinking about executing a power of attorney, you may be wondering how that…
  • Aug 4

    Pipelines and Eminent Domain

    Pipelines and Eminent Domain
    Last Wednesday, I attended an excellent program sponsored by the Penn State Cooperative Extension, “Making Sense of Natural Gas Pipelines and Right-of-Way Agreements”.  Over the years, I have represented both condemnors and…
  • Aug 1

    Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Lowers Fee for Gaming License

    Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Lowers Fee for Gaming License
    The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board announced yesterday that it was lowering the license fee for a tavern gaming license from $2,000 to $500.  It’s safe to assume that the PLCB has had to take a long hard look at its tavern…
Rank this Week: 1434

Michigan Divorce Lawyers Blog

Michigan Divorce Lawyers Blog

Covers family law, divorce, and custody issues in Michigan. By Serafini, Michalowski, Derkacz & Associates P.C.

http://www.michigandivorcelawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 26

    Spousal Support: should it be awarded in your case?

    Spousal Support: should it be awarded in your case?
    Spousal support is generally a highly contested issue. There are some cases where spousal support is necessary and appropriate, and some cases where spousal support is not recommended. Eleven factors are generally considered in determining…
  • Sep 19

    You've decided to file for divorce - now what?

    You've decided to file for divorce - now what?
    Divorce creates profound stress and emotion, and often precipitates other changes in your life. The outcome of your case can affect you and your family for many years to come. For these reasons, it is essential to find attorneys that…
  • Sep 11

    Best Interest Factors: What are they?

    Best Interest Factors: What are they?
    Whether the court is determining the initial child custody order, or modifying the order after a judgment has been entered, they will consider the "best interest factors." The best interest factors help the referee or judge determine what…
Rank this Week: 2317

NJ Family Issues

NJ Family Issues

Focuses on New Jersey divorce and estate planning. By Paul G. Kostro.

http://www.kostrolaw.com/NJFamilyIssues
Rank this Week: 72

Riverside County Family Law Blog

Riverside County Family Law Blog

Covers move away rights, obtaining or defending support applications and enforcing support orders, characterizing and dividing community property, and custody and visitation rights. By Thurman W. Arnold III.

http://www.thurmanarnold.com/Blog/Recent-Blog-Posts/RSS.xml
  • Sep 26

    2015 AMENDMENTS To Family Code: The Obsolescence of a "HUSBAND" and "WIFE"

    2015 AMENDMENTS To Family Code: The Obsolescence of a "HUSBAND" and "WIFE"
    Gender Neutrality and Same-Sex Equality: The California Family Code Becomes Politically and Psychologically Correct in 2015! With a stroke of his pen on July 7, 2014, Governor Gerry Brown signed a death warrant ending the 150 plus year…
  • Aug 27

    Can My Wife LEASE OUT Our Rental Property Without My CONSENT?

    Can My Wife LEASE OUT Our Rental Property Without My CONSENT?
    Q. I am recently separated, but neither my wife nor I have filed anything with the Court. I just learned she renewed the lease for a rental property we own in Joshua Tree, without my first asking me. I don't want to tie the property up with a…
  • Aug 22

    Are SUPPORT Orders SUSPENDED If Spouses RECONCILE and Resume Living Together?

    Are SUPPORT Orders SUSPENDED If Spouses RECONCILE and Resume Living Together?
    Q. Last year I filed for divorce after my wife moved out with our twin daughters. My wife took me to Court and got orders for child support for our twins, and spousal support. Since then, we've decided to try marital counseling, and she and…
Rank this Week: 1431

electronic divorce attorney

electronic divorce attorney

Covers Michigan divorce and family law matters. By Timothy P. Flynn.

http://electronicdivorceattorney.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 26

    Active Military Duty Mom Loses Custody via Court of Appeal

    Active Military Duty Mom Loses Custody via Court of Appeal
    Here is a tough choice: to serve your country through military service, or to continue being the primary care provider for your preschooler.  That is the decision a Wayne County mother had to make recently as she contemplated her options…
  • Sep 21

    Family Pressure: When the Pot Boils Over

    Family Pressure: When the Pot Boils Over
    By: Amanda ChapmanAn interesting book was released earlier this summer, “Marriage Markets” by June Carbone and Naomi Cahn, which describes the state of marriage in our modern American society.  As a divorce lawyer, I found…
  • Sep 12

    The Economics of Child Support

    The Economics of Child Support
    DHS Director Maura CorriganThe Michigan Auditor General gave a high grade to the arm of the state bureaucracy responsible for collecting and distributing child support.  In the two year audit period billions in child support dollars were…
Rank this Week: 3921

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

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

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Sep 26

    Who to follow : The Precedent or the President?

    Who to follow : The Precedent or the President?
    We’ve been talking about transparency in judgments over on the Transparency Project recently. And over on DBFamilyLaw others have been musing about the doctrine of precedent. It’s interesting to be reminded of the basics of the…
  • Sep 16

    Performing Dog

    Performing Dog
    I recall now (following my last post) that you all quite like it when I whinge and whine. So here goes, especially for you (as a much younger Kylie would have said). A whine about the law of unintended consequences. Bundles : Bundles now have…
  • Sep 14

    Information Commissioner v Fat Controller

    Information Commissioner v Fat Controller
    This week was a week of altogether too much train travel and Friday took the biscuit. (NB : This is a bit woe is me. I feel much better now…) Care brief (legal aid) for client who needs continuity of counsel. Distant court at…
Rank this Week: 1078

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/
  • Sep 25

    In Re AJR | Michigan Supreme Court Ruling on Step-Parent Adoption

    In Re AJR | Michigan Supreme Court Ruling on Step-Parent Adoption
    The Michigan Supreme Court has finally handed down its decision in In Re AJR--a step-parent adoption case. According the the supreme court, the constitutional rights of a noncustodial parent ["NCP"] who has joint legal custody trump…
  • Sep 23

    Disorder in the Court | A Custody Hearing Gone Bad

    Disorder in the Court | A Custody Hearing Gone Bad
    Internet coverage of a Family Court hearing in Durham, North Carolina has garnered only 17,000 views on YouTube. (How did this courtroom video get posted to YouTube?) Those views, in my opinion, are hardly sufficient. Hopefully, the North…
  • Sep 11

    Gmail Accounts Compromised by Russian Hackers | How to Fix Thi

    Gmail Accounts Compromised by Russian Hackers | How to Fix Thi
    Two lawyers on the State Bar of Michigan Family Law Listserv alerted members to a serious problem with Gmail today. This news and their advice is something I want to pass along to my readers. Email security is always imperative, especially…
Rank this Week: 1298

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/
  • Sep 25

    Kris Jenner Files for Divorce

    Kris Jenner Files for Divorce
    After more than twenty (20) years of marriage, matriarch of the Kardashian clan filed for divorce from Olympic gold medalist, Bruce Jenner. The couple announced their split in October 2013, but continued to work to figure out their…
  • Sep 24

    Ways to Value Your Home During a Divorce Buyout

    Ways to Value Your Home During a Divorce Buyout
    The family residence is sometimes the parties' biggest asset acquired during marriage. It is also typically an asset that one or both of the parties feel very attached to. When going through a divorce, the parties will have to decide whether…
  • Sep 19

    Getting the Kids Back to School for Newly Divorced Parent

    Getting the Kids Back to School for Newly Divorced Parent
    The beginning of a new school year is an exciting and stressful time for children and their parents. Parents are worried about getting their children clothes for the cooler season, school supplies for new classes, and making sure they get…
Rank this Week: 1017

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/
  • Sep 25

    Studies show U.S. marriage rate declining, especially for younger American

    Studies show U.S. marriage rate declining, especially for younger American
    Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “What does uncontested divorce mean?”   A record one-in-five adults aged 25 or older had never been married as of…
  • Sep 23

    Subscribe to our quarterly newsletter Legal Matters today!

    Subscribe to our quarterly newsletter Legal Matters today!
    Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question ” Is there some property that the judge cannot divide?”   If you haven’t been subscribing to Legal Matters,…
  • Sep 19

    Rape victim must pay child support, may or may not get to meet his daughter

    Rape victim must pay child support, may or may not get to meet his daughter
    Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “How is the amount of child support decided in North Carolina?”   Nick Olivas said he was a lonely, 14-year-old kid…
Rank this Week: 1336