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Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

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

http://www.massachusettsdivorcelawmonitor.com/
  • Jul 31

    Please Nominate Us for the ABA Journal’s Top 100 Blawgs!

    Please Nominate Us for the ABA Journal’s Top 100 Blawgs!
    Hi there, Please indulge me as I ask for a very quick  favor. The American Bar Association Journal is accepting nominations for their Blawg 100 Amici, an annual list of the 100 best legal blogs. If you’re a fan of…
  • Jul 28

    Domestic Violence Redux

    Domestic Violence Redux
    Hi there, I’m writing this on a rainy, thundery Monday, and the gloom feels appropriate for the subject of today’s post. Domestic violence is NOT always male to female. Female to male and same-sex violence happen and are just as…
  • Jul 10

    Cost-Benefit Analysis of Experts in the Divorce Proce

    Cost-Benefit Analysis of Experts in the Divorce Proce
    Hi there, From start to finish there is no question that divorce is expensive. Sometimes it is a juggling act; do you spend the money for  the expensive expert or do you agree on a shared one? Or do you skip an expert altogether…
Rank this Week: 1664

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Jul 31

    Parental Autonomy

    Parental Autonomy
    From the Atlantic: In South Carolina, a 46-year-old black woman has been arrested for letting her daughter play in a nearby park while trying to earn a living. "The mother, Debra Harrell, has been booked for unlawful conduct towards a...
  • Jul 30

    Biggest Divorce Case in London

    Biggest Divorce Case in London
    From Bloomberg: When Jamie Cooper-Hohn, the wife of the billionaire founder of The Children’s Investment Fund Management UK LLP, met Christopher Hohn at a dinner party while they were at Harvard University in the early 1990s, she asked what…
  • Jul 29

    Review of Carbone and Cahn's "Marriage Markets"

    Review of Carbone and Cahn's "Marriage Markets"
    From the New York Times: Two professors of family law, June Carbone and Naomi Cahn, have written a crisp and cogent account — rich with detail and utterly free of legalese — of America’s failure to invest in its children....
Rank this Week: 131

St. Charles Divorce Lawyer Blog

St. Charles Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.stcharlesdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 31

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

    5 Things You Should Know Before You Hire Your Divorce Attorney - Part II
    In Part I of our most recent blog we discussed how important it is to determine an attorney's level of experience with family law and those specific issues which are of particular importance to the client. Further, we addressed how…
  • Jul 21

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

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

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

    When Is An Order Of Protection A Viable Option in Missouri?
    In 2012, alone, there were 41,494 reported incidents of domestic violence in Missouri according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. In today's blog we examine the use of an Adult Order of Protection as a tool against the perpetuation of…
Rank this Week: 3889

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Jul 31

    M v B: Extraordinarily tragic

    M v B: Extraordinarily tragic
    A summary of M v B [2014] EWHC 2686 (Fam) - an application by the mother of a boy, now aged about nine and a half, for permission to remove him from living in England to live long term with her in Abu Dhabi."The case is an extraordinarily…
  • Jul 30

    Legal aid is 65 today. Should we have a party or a wake?

    Legal aid is 65 today. Should we have a party or a wake?
    A message from Law Society president Andrew Caplen:video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player
  • Jul 30

    The answer to everything

    The answer to everything
    Legal aid cuts have left family courts 'at breaking point' - The Guardian, 29th July 2014
Rank this Week: 255

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

Covers family law in South Carolina.

http://www.scfamilylaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 31

    Communicating with Opposing Partie

    Communicating with Opposing Partie
    In Family Court cases, it is sometimes necessary for an attorney to communicate with an opposing party who is not represented by counsel. The manner in which this is done is important, because attorneys in South Carolina are absolutely…
  • Jul 30

    What Is Virtual Visitation and Why Is It Important?

    What Is Virtual Visitation and Why Is It Important?
    When most people think of visitation and child custody issues, they envision fighting over the weekly parenting schedules, who gets the kids on the weekends, and what to do about the summer vacation. While these are some of the biggest…
  • Jul 29

    Calculating Child Support in South Carolina

    Calculating Child Support in South Carolina
    One of the few constants in family law is that the Court must address child support in every case involving child custody and visitation. However, determining the correct amount to be paid is not as simple as you might think. Do you know…
Rank this Week: 4550

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Covers developments in Tennessee family law.

http://herstontennesseefamilylaw.com/
  • Jul 31

    Superior Parental Rights Leads to Reversal in Dandridge, TN Custody Dispute: Clark v. Cooper

    Superior Parental Rights Leads to Reversal in Dandridge, TN Custody Dispute: Clark v. Cooper
    Facts: Child was born to the never-married Mother and Father. Well after paternity and visitation were established, Mother and Father agreed to give “temporary legal and physical custody” of Child to the paternal grandparents.…
  • Jul 28

    Medical Neglect Leads to Child Custody Change in Nashville: In re Shayla H.

    Medical Neglect Leads to Child Custody Change in Nashville: In re Shayla H.
    Facts: When Mother and Father divorced, Mother was designated the primary residential parent of Child. Seven years later, Father petitioned to change custody, alleging that Mother failed to attend to Child’s medical needs and need for…
  • Jul 25

    Photo of the Week: Common House Fly

    Photo of the Week: Common House Fly
    Information provided by K.O. Herston: Knoxville, Tennessee Divorce, Matrimonial and Family Law Attorney.Filed under: Photography Tagged: Photography
Rank this Week: 1688

Divorce: New York

Divorce: New York

By Neil Cahn, PLLC.

http://www.divorceny.com/
Rank this Week: 2059

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Jul 30

    DISBARRED THE SERIES: GARTH DRABINSKY

    DISBARRED THE SERIES: GARTH DRABINSKY
    How far the mighty fall….Garth Drabinsky was an entertainment mogul in the world of theatre, whose productions including Phantom of the Opera, Showboat, Sunset Boulevard, and Kiss of the Spider Woman, garnered nineteen Tony awards for…
  • Jul 28

    Convicted Murderer Teaches Himself the Law, Obtains a New Trial and Acquittal

    Convicted Murderer Teaches Himself the Law, Obtains a New Trial and Acquittal
    Rodell Sanders is yet another victim of a corrupt criminal justice system in America. In 1993 he was a member of a gang called the Gangster Disciples in Chicago, Illinois. In December 1993 a carjacking took place resulting in a robbery and…
  • Jul 27

    Would You Hire a 101 Year-Old Lawyer?

    Would You Hire a 101 Year-Old Lawyer?
    Philadelphia lawyer, Murray Shusterman, loves the law and has no intention of retiring anytime soon, despite his pending 102nd birthday. A lawyer since 1936 he practices corporate and real estate law at blue-chip firm Fox Rothschild, a firm…
Rank this Week: 756

Family Law Guy

Family Law Guy

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

http://familylawguy.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    Does Marriage "No Longer Work" For Most Americans?

    Does Marriage "No Longer Work" For Most Americans?
    Professors June Carbone and Naomi Cahn assert, in their Marriage Markets, that marriage is no longer a functional institution for many Americans, and that American children are bearing the brunt of that breakdown.    Thoughts, anyone?
  • Jul 21

    Interference with Child Custody

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

    Should a Five Year Old Give Preference Testimony?

    Should a Five Year Old Give Preference Testimony?
        Professional basketball player, Chris Bosh, has been in a custody battle over his young year old daughter with the child’s mother, Allison Mathis.  Apparently Mathis is requesting that their daughter, Trinity, (either four or five…
Rank this Week: 2547

Linda's Law Blog

Linda's Law Blog

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

http://lindakernslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    What can I expect from Social Security when I retire?

    What can I expect from Social Security when I retire?
    If you plan on retiring, you can use the calculator on the Social Security Administration website to calculate your anticipated social security benefit. You can use the Quick Calculator to get a rough idea of what to expect from Social…
  • Jul 27

    I received notice for a court date for my family law case, what should I expect?

    I received notice for a court date for my family law case, what should I expect?
    In Pennsylvania, there are many different types of court dates.  Support, custody and divorce all have separate docket numbers, and they each work a little bit differently.  They even differ from county to county within…
  • Jul 23

    Paying for college expenses in Pennsylvania

    Paying for college expenses in Pennsylvania
    Absent an agreement, Pennsylvania parents are not required by law to pay for their child’s college expenses.  This is true whether the parents are unmarried, married or divorced.  A child in Pennsylvania is, in most cases,…
Rank this Week: 1569

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Jul 30

    Talk Show Hostess Sherri Shepherd's Dispute over her Unborn Surrogate Child

    Talk Show Hostess Sherri Shepherd's Dispute over her Unborn Surrogate Child
    Sherri Shepherd has recently released information that she no longer wants to mother the surrogate child that she is expecting this month. Shepherd's estranged husband, Lamar Sally, is preparing to file legal documents in an attempt to…
  • Jul 29

    What Grounds do I have to file for Divorce in California?

    What Grounds do I have to file for Divorce in California?
    Every state has unique grounds when it comes to filing for divorce. When you are deciding upon the grounds that you will request for your divorce, it is important to remember that you must be able to prove to the court that these are the…
  • Jul 28

    Ensure your Budget Supports Two Households instead of One after Divorce

    Ensure your Budget Supports Two Households instead of One after Divorce
    Today's economy has made it increasingly difficult to make the transition from supporting one household to two after a divorce. By working together and avoiding hostility at all costs, divorcing parties have the potential to come up with a…
Rank this Week: 696

New York Divorce Report

New York Divorce Report

Covers child custody, child support, divorce, equitable distribution, marriage, spousal maintenance, and visitation. By Daniel E. Clement.

http://divorce.clementlaw.com/
  • Jul 30

    How Do New York Courts Handle Foreign Marital Agreements?

    How Do New York Courts Handle Foreign Marital Agreements?
      With people moving internationally, New York divorce courts are with greater frequency asked to enforce pre and post nuptial agreements entered into by non-American citizens now living in New York. Invariably, questions about what laws…
  • Jun 26

    Can I Limit My Spouse's Use Of Social Media in a New York Pre-Nuptial Agreement?

    Can I Limit My Spouse's Use Of Social Media in a New York Pre-Nuptial Agreement?
    Imagine, before you are married you could contract to prevent your spouse from broadcasting negative pictures, details about your breakup and updates about you after divorce? Fox News reports that there is a trend to add a “social …
  • Jun 10

    Should I Buy an Online Legal Form? Buyer Beware!

    Should I Buy an Online Legal Form? Buyer Beware!
    Rather than retaining lawyers to represent them to prepare pre-nuptial agreements or other documents in their New York divorces, people are opting to purchase cheap online legal forms. This is a dangerous and troubling trend. I recently was…
Rank this Week: 1118

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/
  • Jul 30

    What is the correct jurisdiction for your case?

    What is the correct jurisdiction for your case?
    There may be more than one possible jurisdiction for your case. There are several considerations, and can sometimes be tricky. One consideration is that you will have to be able to establish "personal jursidiction" over the Defendant in the…
  • Jul 16

    Home alone

    Home alone
    I regularly receive inquiries from parents about the age at which children can be left alone. There have been recent publicized cases about children left alone. In Maryland, there is no simple answer. It is prohibited to leave a child...
  • Jun 4

    Judicial Election

    Judicial Election
    In Maryland, Judges are generally appointed by the Governor after undergoing an extensive round of interviews, application process and seeking the endorsement of various bar associations. After this process, they must stand for election. This…
Rank this Week: 1946

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
Rank this Week: 760

Texas Family Law Blog

Texas Family Law Blog

Covers divorce, child custody, child support, visitation, property division and enforcement in Texas. By Cary & Lippincott.

http://texfamlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    How Should a Texas Employer Handle a Wage Withholding Order/Notice?

    How Should a Texas Employer Handle a Wage Withholding Order/Notice?
    You’ve just received a document entitled “Order/Notice to Withhold Income for Child Support,” or some similar title, related to one of your employees.  Now what? First, do not ignore this document! A Texas employer who…
  • Apr 28

    Identify Theft Meets eFiling: Protecting Sensitive Data in Pleading

    Identify Theft Meets eFiling: Protecting Sensitive Data in Pleading
    What’s a lawyer to do?Texas statutes require that all pleading include certain identifying information for named parties: full legal names, portions of social security numbers, and portions of drivers’ license numbers, while…
  • Mar 5

    Effect of Powerball/Lotto Win on Child Support Obligations?

    Effect of Powerball/Lotto Win on Child Support Obligations?
    A recent Powerball winner may be about to find out that winning isn’t everything, after all.According to news sources, Pedro Quezada, a resident of New Jersey, owes a judgment for unpaid child support in an approximate amount of…
Rank this Week: 2811

Orange County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Orange County Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.orangecountydivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Bill to Protect Military Men in Child Custody Cases in Michigan

    Bill to Protect Military Men in Child Custody Cases in Michigan
    Michigan legislation would protect military members in child custody cases while serving overseas. The bill proposed Wednesday responds to a Lenawee County judge's decision to order a sailor to come to court despite him being aboard a U.S.…
  • Jul 28

    How do deal with the house in a Divorce

    How do deal with the house in a Divorce
    Stuck paying for a house that's no longer yours? Buying your spouse out of a property can be dicey, especially if both parties disagree with one another on the debt and equity objectives. So here are some ways to separate and pay off an…
  • Jul 25

    Divorce for Michael Vartan

    Divorce for Michael Vartan
    Michael Vartan and his wife have split after three years of marriage. Lauren Skaar filed for divorce from the 45-year-old Bates Motel actor July, citing irreconcilable differences, according to legal documents obtained by PEOPLE. They have…
Rank this Week: 492

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/
  • Jul 30

    Women’s Education and the Likelihood of Divorce

    Women’s Education and the Likelihood of Divorce
    Researchers are always interested in finding patterns and links to determine which couples are most likely to divorce. Perhaps they are trying to steer couples away from the inevitable or identify a mismatch. But it is no surprise that when…
  • Jul 28

    Exploring Options for Same-Sex Divorce

    Exploring Options for Same-Sex Divorce
    Same-sex couples who are fortunate enough to live in a state where they can marry, will face significant challenges if they move to another state where marriages are not recognized. Similarly, married same-sex couples who live in a state like…
  • Jul 24

    Wedding Rings in Alabama “Sail Away” After Failed Marriage

    Wedding Rings in Alabama “Sail Away” After Failed Marriage
    Saying goodbye to a marriage may involve a host of traditions, in addition to the signing of divorce papers. In a recent gone-viral Alabama story, a family found two wedding rings tied to a balloon that landed in their backyard. After going…
Rank this Week: 1168

CEB blog

CEB blog

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

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Jul 30

    Tales of Hoffman: Postmortem Planning for Actor’s Estate

    Tales of Hoffman: Postmortem Planning for Actor’s Estate
    The tragic death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has given us an opportunity to consider his estate planning, with lessons and strategies for the rest of us. Court documents in probate proceedings for Hoffman reportedly indicate that he…
  • Jul 28

    Avoid Apple’s Legal Headaches Over Final Paycheck

    Avoid Apple’s Legal Headaches Over Final Paycheck
    In the recently certified class action against Apple for wage and hour law violations, one of the plaintiffs’ allegations is that employees who quit or were dismissed weren’t given final paychecks in a timely manner as required by…
  • Jul 25

    Should You Take on a Client Who’s Forming a Nonprofit?

    Should You Take on a Client Who’s Forming a Nonprofit?
    You get a call from a potential client who wants to set up a new nonprofit organization. Here are some questions to ask before you commit to the task. The first thing to do when asked to set up a nonprofit is to gather enough information to…
Rank this Week: 2467

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/
Rank this Week: 4516

New Jersey Divorce Law Blog

New Jersey Divorce Law Blog

Covers recent New Jersey family law cases on adoption, civil unions, divorce and equitable distribution. By Diamond & Diamond, P.A.

http://www.njdivorcelawyerblog.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2925

New Jersey Family Law

New Jersey Family Law

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

http://njdivorceblog.typepad.com/new_jersey_divorce_law_me/
Rank this Week: 410

New Jersey Family Law

New Jersey Family Law

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

http://www.njdivorceblog.typepad.com/
Rank this Week: 2240

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Jul 30

    Book Excerpt & Giveaway: "The D-Word: Divorce Through a Child's Eyes"

    Book Excerpt & Giveaway: "The D-Word: Divorce Through a Child's Eyes"
    Going through divorce as an adult is not easy by any means. Experiencing one's parents divorce as a child can be extremely difficult and hard to understand.This is the perspective author, blogger and motivator Tara Eisenhard had in mind when…
  • Jul 29

    DadsDivorce Live: Taking a Look at Child Custody Issues Affecting Men

    DadsDivorce Live: Taking a Look at Child Custody Issues Affecting Men
    Cordell & Cordell attorney and assistant team leader Heather Biagi discusses important issues related to child custody. She speaks with DadsDivorce editor Katie Davis and helps explains some of the most common issues facing men with…
  • Jul 25

    How Old Does My Child Have to Be to Decide Who to Live With Permanently?

    How Old Does My Child Have to Be to Decide Who to Live With Permanently?
    Question:What age does a child have to be to be able to choose which parent he or she wants to live with permanently?Answer:While I am not licensed to practice law in your state, I can give some general guidance on this issue.Your stRead…
Rank this Week: 182

Futeral & Nelson LLC Blog

Futeral & Nelson LLC Blog

Covers family law in South Carolina.

http://www.charlestonlaw.net/category/family-law/
  • Jul 30

    How to Get an Order of Protection or a Restraining Order in South Carolina

    How to Get an Order of Protection or a Restraining Order in South Carolina
    Lawyers in Charleston, SC - Futeral and Nelson, LLC Because the attorneys of Futeral & Nelson, LLC are both criminal defense and family court lawyers, we’ve helped clients get restraining orders or family court orders of…
  • Jul 17

    How to Legally Change Your Name in South Carolina

    How to Legally Change Your Name in South Carolina
    Lawyers in Charleston, SC - Futeral and Nelson, LLC As Charleston family lawyers, we’re often asked about how to change a name (or my child’s name) in South Carolina. Legal name changes generally fall in one of three…
  • Jul 13

    10 Tips for Handling Your Own Divorce in South Carolina

    10 Tips for Handling Your Own Divorce in South Carolina
    Lawyers in Charleston, SC - Futeral and Nelson, LLC As a Charleston divorce lawyer with over 20 years of experience, I don’t recommend that anyone represent themselves in their divorce. As the saying goes, “If you think…
Rank this Week: 4902

Farzad Family Law Blawg

Farzad Family Law Blawg

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

http://www.farzadlaw.com/family-law-articles/
  • Jul 29

    Parental Gatekeeping and Breaking Barriers in Child Custody Dispute

    Parental Gatekeeping and Breaking Barriers in Child Custody Dispute
    Parental gatekeeping in California child custody disputes is an old and ongoing problem. Maternal gatekeeping is more dominant than the paternal kind but both can create barriers toward co-parenting, communication, quality time between a…
  • Jun 28

    What are Questions to Ask a Divorce Lawyer at the Consultation and Before Hiring One?

    What are Questions to Ask a Divorce Lawyer at the Consultation and Before Hiring One?
    Here are the top five questions to ask a divorce lawyer at a consultation and before you hire one, to determine if he or she is a good fit for you. We know this entire selection process can be stressful, which is why we wrote this…
  • May 20

    California Divorce Brown Formula. Understanding the “Time Rule”

    California Divorce Brown Formula. Understanding the “Time Rule”
    The California divorce Brown Formula, also known as the “time rule”, refers to the 1976 case of Marriage of Brown. The perception is that this case established a rule whereby community property such as retirement…
Rank this Week: 4780

Michael A. Meschino Blog

Michael A. Meschino Blog

Covers Illinois family law.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelaw.org/blog/
  • Jul 29

    Importance of Hiring a Divorce Lawyer

    Importance of Hiring a Divorce Lawyer
      Divorce is one of the most stressful situations that a person can experience. Moreover, for some people, divorce proceedings are the first real experience that they have with the court system. Accordingly, it is essential that you hire…
  • Jul 28

    When Divorce Involves Bankruptcy

    When Divorce Involves Bankruptcy
      Marriages can fall apart for a number of reasons, but in many cases marital discord is accompanied or exacerbated by financial difficulties. In some situations, a couple may be on the verge of bankruptcy – or may have already…
  • Jul 25

    Social Media Mistakes during Divorce

    Social Media Mistakes during Divorce
    Millions of people use social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, on a regular basis. In fact, sources estimate that Facebook has nearly 850 million monthly active users, with the average Facebook user having 130 friends. Each…
Rank this Week: 4816

Australian Divorce Blog

Australian Divorce Blog

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

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

    Call for papers: gendered violence research network conference

    Call for papers: gendered violence research network conference
    Conference BackgroundThe Gendered Violence Research Network (GVRN) – a joint initiative of UNSW Arts and Social Sciences and UNSW Law – will hold its inaugural Asia-Pacific conference on Gendered Violence and …
  • Jul 1

    My four step approach to coping with separation and divorce

    My four step approach to coping with separation and divorce
    When you have been helping people going through divorce as long as I have, over 29 years (sorry that figure just made me feel old!), then you start to think about how different people recover from the pain of divorce and separation quicker…
  • Jun 23

    Take care with caveats- Family Court

    Take care with caveats- Family Court
    In Homer's classic tale of the wanderings after Troy, the Odyssey, one of the challenges facing Odysseus was to escape the Sirens. These three singing maidens would sing to seafarers, calling them to their deaths when the seafarers, hearing…
Rank this Week: 626

Fahnert Family Law Office

Fahnert Family Law Office

Discusses how to avoid mistakes and obtain a better outcome in your divorce. By Marie Fahnert.

http://www.justdivorceblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    Goethe: Love is an ideal thing…

    Goethe: Love is an ideal thing…
    Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished. —Johan Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Jul 24

    Quote: Love is an ideal thing…

    Quote: Love is an ideal thing…
    Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished. —Johan Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Jul 1

    Happy with a bad judgment? It’s normal.

    Happy with a bad judgment? It’s normal.
    While this is not true of all highly contested cases, a surprising amount of people are happy after their divorce even if the outcome was not ideal. The parties accept the bad outcome and go off on their merry wee way. It turns out that this…
Rank this Week: 2524

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.sandiegodivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    California Court Addresses Temporary versus Permanent Spousal Support

    California Court Addresses Temporary versus Permanent Spousal Support
    The duration of divorce proceedings varies a great deal from case to case. There are many factors that contribute to lengthening the process, such as disputes over child support and custody, property division, and spousal support. Depending…
  • Jul 24

    Spouse Seeking Legal Separation Should Pay Close Attention to Filing Date

    Spouse Seeking Legal Separation Should Pay Close Attention to Filing Date
    The California Family Code applies to parties seeking a divorce or legal separation, among other things. For quite some time now, California has been a "no-fault" state, permitting one spouse or the other to seek a divorce or separation…
  • Jul 22

    Division of Community Property in Divorce Includes Assets and Debt

    Division of Community Property in Divorce Includes Assets and Debt
    Often when people think about the division of marital property in divorce, they consider mainly the couple's accumulated assets, such as the family home, bank accounts, investments and other property. But because California is a "community…
Rank this Week: 2715

Mississippi Family Lawyer Blog

Mississippi Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.mississippifamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    Shackin' Up & The Legal Effects of Cohabitation in Mississippi

    Shackin' Up & The Legal Effects of Cohabitation in Mississippi
    Cohabitation, or the act of an unmarried couple living together, has become a prevalent social trend over the last 40 years. In fact, today, cohabitation has become a precursor to marriage. Many people decided to "test the waters" before…
  • Jul 24

    Gone with the Wind: Desertion and Divorce in Mississippi

    Gone with the Wind: Desertion and Divorce in Mississippi
    Marriage is a beautiful concept that many people are willing to embrace. But, unfortunately, the struggles of marriage becomes a concept that some people realize that they cannot, or will not, endure. When marriage gets tough, some spouses…
  • Jul 22

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

    Sipping the Syrup Too Much: Habitual Drunkenness and Divorce in Mississippi
    Here in Mississippi, there is nothing like watching a good football game and drinking a cold beer with friends and family. Recreational drinking--and football of course--is a stapled pastime in our country. But for some, the pastime of…
Rank this Week: 4159

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
  • Jul 29

    EEOC Issues New Pregnancy Discrimination Act Guidance

    EEOC Issues New Pregnancy Discrimination Act Guidance
    Employment blogs this week were en fuego a couple weeks ago with discussion of the new Pregnancy Discrimination Act guidance from the EEOC. (It must have brought a lot of traffic to the EEOC because their website crashed for a few days this…
  • Jul 23

    Can my employer make me waive FMLA protection?

    Can my employer make me waive FMLA protection?
    No, an employer cannot require you to sign a waiver of protection under FMLA for future leave protected under FMLA or protection from discrimination on the basis of prior use of FMLA leave. Department of Labor regulations on FMLA prohibit…
  • Jul 12

    EEOC lands $180,000 settlement with employer who fired an employee for eating chip

    EEOC lands $180,000 settlement with employer who fired an employee for eating chip
    Ok, the headline sounds crazier than the actual facts behind this case, which involves a disability discrimination suit based on a wrongful termination. The case was brought in a California federal district court against the employer,…
Rank this Week: 1318

The Dallas Divorce Blog

The Dallas Divorce Blog

Unravels the tangled world of Divorce and Family Law in Texas. By Chris Schmiedeke.

http://chrislawyerblog.com
  • Jul 29

    Standard Visitation in August

    Standard Visitation in August
    August is upon us and the return to school is looming in the near future. For the Texas Standard Visitation Order that means we get back to our regular schedule. For weekend possessions this month, the non-custodial parent will get the…
  • Apr 30

    May Standard Possession Order in Texa

    May Standard Possession Order in Texa
    May is upon us.  Let’s review the applicable weekend and weekday visitations under the Texas Standard Possession Order. The father that exercises standard visitation will have the child(ren) on Friday the 2nd, 16th and 30th…
  • Apr 23

    Agreed Divorce – Flat fee vs. Forms Pros and Con

    Agreed Divorce – Flat fee vs. Forms Pros and Con
    In my previous post in this series we discussed what exactly an agreed or uncontested divorce is.  While I specifically write about Texas issues, I suppose many of these ideas are similar around the country. This post is written assuming…
Rank this Week: 3054

Divorce Law Journal

Divorce Law Journal

Covers adoptions, business valuation, collaborative family law, debt division, grandparent visitation, maintenance, relocation and same sex issues. By Diana L. Skaggs.

http://louisvilledivorce.typepad.com/info/
Rank this Week: 231

Family Law Matters Blog

Family Law Matters Blog

Covers New York family law. By Deborah Hope Wayne.

http://www.familylawmatters-blog.com/
  • Jul 29

    Be Careful What You Post Because You Might Just Get a Fine!

    Be Careful What You Post Because You Might Just Get a Fine!
    Most of us have listened to friends complain about an unflattering picture that their significant other posted of them on a social media site. In this digital age, people not only take more and more pictures of everyday events, but people are…
  • Jul 22

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

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

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

    It's Not All about the Dress: 5 Reasons Brides Should Consider a Pre-Nup
    It's no secret that saying the word, "pre-nup" to a newly engaged person often brings on a whole range of emotions. To many people, suggesting a pre-nup is effectively the same as questioning their loyalty to their future husband or wife.…
Rank this Week: 4575

Dallas Divorce Law Blog

Dallas Divorce Law Blog

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

http://www.dallastxdivorce.com/
  • Jul 29

    Digital and virtual assets as part of the marital estate and division of property

    Digital and virtual assets as part of the marital estate and division of property
    Our lives are becoming more and more connected to technology. Without even thinking about it, spouses may have digital or virtual assets with value to the community estate that should be considered in the division at divorce.  Chris…
  • Jul 22

    Rule 11 agreements are revocable before judgment is rendered

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

    Becoming a Partner -- Ownership Interest in Divorce

    Becoming a Partner -- Ownership Interest in Divorce
    I was asked recently about whether becoming a partner in a professional company creates community or separate property.  The Husband worked for a firm prior to marriage and shortly before the marriage was offered a partnership interest…
Rank this Week: 1317

California Divorce Blawg

California Divorce Blawg

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

http://www.hardinglaw.com/blog
  • Jul 29

    Selecting your Professional Divorce Team

    Selecting your Professional Divorce Team
    Divorce is a complex process that affects just about every aspect of your life: financial, emotional, physical and legal. Unless you’ve been married for only a short time and have no property, assets, or children, you’ll probably…
  • Jul 23

    Tax Tips and Trap

    Tax Tips and Trap
    Here are two topics you’d probably rather not think about: Divorce and Taxes. If you’re separated or newly divorced, however, it could be worth your while to get some good financial advice about both. Spousal Support Also known in…
  • Jul 8

    Shared Parenting

    Shared Parenting
    Separation always disrupts the familiar patterns of family life. Routines and responsibilities that had been established as the family grew and developed have to be renegotiated. How your family operated probably came about without a lot…
Rank this Week: 1057

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, family law, and landlord-tenant law. By the Law Offices of James V. Sansone.

http://blog.jamessansonelaw.com/
  • Jul 29

    Congress Considers Tighter Restrictions on Private "Re-Homing" of Children

    Congress Considers Tighter Restrictions on Private "Re-Homing" of Children
    The longhorn state of Texas outranks every other state in this country for foreign adoptions, followed by California and then New York. The inter-country adoptions that occurred in these states in 2013 were respectively 489, 477 and 360,…
  • Jul 22

    The Dangers of Sonoma County Debt Settlement Companie

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

    Watch Out Santa Rosa: Deceptive Mortgage Practices Are Back!

    Watch Out Santa Rosa: Deceptive Mortgage Practices Are Back!
    Do you remember when a federal jury decided that Bank of America was guilty of selling subprime mortgages and ordered the bank to pay $863 million in damages? In that case, the US Justice Department argued that Countrywide, which Bank of…
Rank this Week: 1691

Minnesota Divorce Blog

Minnesota Divorce Blog

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

http://mankatofamilylaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 29

    Question: What Can You Do If Your Spouse Doesn’t Agree To 50/50 Custody?

    Question: What Can You Do If Your Spouse Doesn’t Agree To 50/50 Custody?
    YouTube So… what can you do if your spouse doesn’t agree to 50/50 custody?  First, if we’re going to talk about custody we have to understand that there are two types of custody in Minnesota, legal custody and physical…
  • Jul 17

    What Is ADR Really?

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

    Question: Does Physical Abuse Matter When Determining Custody?

    Question: Does Physical Abuse Matter When Determining Custody?
    YouTube So… does abuse really matter when it comes to determining custody in the state of Minnesota? The short answer is yes, it does, however, the type of abuse also matters and I prompt that statement with the question: “What…
Rank this Week: 2598

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.sandiegodivorceattorneysblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    The Right Result in California Divorce

    The Right Result in California Divorce
    Family law is such an emotional and unpredictable area of law. Because of the various personal, economical, and emotional factors that are involved in divorce cases, it is difficult to pin down the "right" path for each family. If a divorce…
  • Jul 28

    Divorce and Marriage World Record

    Divorce and Marriage World Record
    At some point during your divorce you will inevitably be feeling emotionally drained. You may feel like the only person in the world going through your type of situation or you may wonder if there is hope for you to someday remarry again.…
  • Jul 23

    Protecting Your Career During Divorce

    Protecting Your Career During Divorce
    As one would expect, going through a divorce is typically a time of emotional upheaval and chaos. You will likely be required to spend a significant amount of time preparing legal paperwork, attending court hearings, going to your attorney's…
Rank this Week: 2112

NJ Family Legal Blog

NJ Family Legal Blog

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

http://njfamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 29

    LITIGANT BARRED FROM APPEARING IN DIVORCE MATTER THROUGH DESIGNATED POWER OF ATTORNEY

    LITIGANT BARRED FROM APPEARING IN DIVORCE MATTER THROUGH DESIGNATED POWER OF ATTORNEY
    A power of attorney can be a necessary, if not critical mechanism by which to accomplish certain activities in one’s life, where the person instilled with such power acts as an agent on behalf of the appointing individual.  For…
  • Jul 22

    CHANGING YOUR NAME POST DIVORCE

    CHANGING YOUR NAME POST DIVORCE
    In my opinion, most people (typically women) decide whether or not to change their name to a maiden name at the actual time of the divorce proceeding, if not sooner.  The decision is a largely personal one and in my years of…
  • Jul 22

    CHANGING YOUR NAME POST DIVORCE

    CHANGING YOUR NAME POST DIVORCE
    In my opinion, most people (typically women) decide whether or not to change their name to a maiden name at the actual time of the divorce proceeding, if not sooner.  The decision is a largely personal one and in my years of…
Rank this Week: 616

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

By Alan Robert Burton.

http://www.bocaratondivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    What Happens to Debt in Divorce?

    What Happens to Debt in Divorce?
    Finances are often a huge source of stress in a marriage. If two people have different spending habits and philosophies, arguments may arise on a regular basis regarding credit card balances and other debts. Unfortunately, financial…
  • Jul 24

    Is Divorce More Expensive in Florida?

    Is Divorce More Expensive in Florida?
    When you get divorced, your finances naturally take a hit. Not only does Florida law require you to equitably divide all of your hard-earned marital assets and property with your soon-to-be former spouse, but there are also many costs…
  • Jul 21

    How to Get a Marriage License in Boca Raton

    How to Get a Marriage License in Boca Raton
    When you get married, you likely want everything to be perfect. While many couples focus on every detail of the ceremony and reception, some fail to focus on the legal requirements and implications of a marriage. It is highly important to…
Rank this Week: 3154

Family Law Matters

Family Law Matters

Information and advice regarding family law issues. By Bryan Reed.

http://www.justdivorce.co.uk/blog/
  • Jul 29

    It’s women who want divorce, our study reveal

    It’s women who want divorce, our study reveal
    Our Research into Search Behaviour Justdivorce.co.uk has conducted some new research which reveals that women are much more interested in divorce compared with men. We analysed a year’s worth of website data (collected from…
  • Jun 10

    IRRECONCILABLE DIFFERENCES AND GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE

    IRRECONCILABLE DIFFERENCES AND GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE
    many people mistakenly think that irreconcilable differences are a ground for divorce in england and wales, but it isn't so. Continue reading →
  • May 19

    WHERE TO NOW FOR ONLINE DIVORCE?

    WHERE TO NOW FOR ONLINE DIVORCE?
    bryan reed reviews some recent developments in the online divorce marketplace. Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 4870

Just Families

Just Families

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

http://www.justfamilies.org/
  • Jul 28

    Weekly Round-Up: July 28th, 2014

    Weekly Round-Up: July 28th, 2014
    Child Neglect A father appealed a Suffolk County Family Court decision, which found that he had neglected his son, Laequise P.  The facts allege that while at a party, a then 8-year-old Laequise P., cursed at an adult.  In order…
  • Jul 20

    Weekly Round-Up: July 21st, 2014

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

    Weekly Round-Up: July 11th, 2014

    Weekly Round-Up: July 11th, 2014
    New Judgeships On June 26, 2014, Governor Cuomo signed a bill that is now in effect adding twenty-five new Family Court judgeship positions for New York. Prior to this legislation, there have not been any new positions added since 1991. …
Rank this Week: 4526

New Jersey Family Law Blog

New Jersey Family Law Blog

Covers alimony, child support, child custody, divorce and more. By the Rotolo Law Firm.

http://www.newjerseyfamilylawblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Statewide Efforts to Collect Delinquent Child Support Payments Results in 760 Arrest

    Statewide Efforts to Collect Delinquent Child Support Payments Results in 760 Arrest
    Earlier this month New Jersey law enforcement officials apprehended 760 parents who were delinquent on their child support payments, collecting about $130,996 of the $14,856,998 owed in back payments. In Warren County alone, 14 people, owing…
  • Jul 14

    Scams to Steal Savings, Pensions and Even Medical Information often Target Senior Citizen

    Scams to Steal Savings, Pensions and Even Medical Information often Target Senior Citizen
    Numerous types of scams ranging in complexity from simple deceptions to elaborate Ponzi schemes are conducted every day. Unfortunately, these frequently are directed at senior citizens, perhaps the one segment of society that has the least…
  • Jun 30

    Alimony Reform Bill Wins State Assembly Approval

    Alimony Reform Bill Wins State Assembly Approval
    The New Jersey Senate today approved a bill designed to reform the State’s outdated alimony laws. The bill, which won State Assembly approval last week and would impact future divorce agreements if adopted, represents a compromise of…
Rank this Week: 2501

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/
  • Jul 28

    Real Estate Disclosures - Murder/Suicide Not a Defect

    Real Estate Disclosures - Murder/Suicide Not a Defect
     Last Monday, July 21, 2014, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court entered what should be the final opinion with respect to whether a home seller in Pennsylvania needs to disclose that a murder/suicide took place in the home.  I had posted…
  • Jul 8

    Countdown for Annual Tax Assessment Appeal Filing

    Countdown for Annual Tax Assessment Appeal Filing
    The deadline for challenging your 2014-2015 Lancaster County property assessment is August 1, 2014.  Appeals filed after August 1, 2014 won’t be heard until 2015 and won’t take effect until 2016.  And if you are relying…
  • Jun 3

    The Impact of Adoption

    The Impact of Adoption
    The other night I found myself sitting with my children watching America’s Got Talent. While America’s Got Talent is clearly a popular show, it is not one which I have seen before. That being said, my children and I became…
Rank this Week: 1007