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Next Phase Legal Blog

Next Phase Legal Blog

Covers divorce and family law. By Next Phase Legal LLC.

http://nextphaselegal.com/blog/
  • Oct 20

    Medfield Divorce Lawyer attends Family Law Conference

    Medfield Divorce Lawyer attends Family Law Conference
    News from Next Phase Legal of Medfield, MA Medfield divorce lawyer and mediator Stephen McDonough attended the Massachusetts Bar Association‘s 24th Annual Family Law Conference October 17-18, 2014.  The conference was held at the…
  • Oct 10

    The Psychological Impact of Divorce

    The Psychological Impact of Divorce
    Wellesley, MA On October 8, 2014 Medfield, MA divorce mediator and lawyer Stephen McDonough from Next Phase Legal LLC attended a seminar hosted by the MA Council on Family Mediation.  The seminar, Exploring the Psychological Impact of…
  • Oct 3

    Children & Entertainment Contract

    Children & Entertainment Contract
    Does your child long to perform on the stage or big screen?  Or any screen for that matter?  In Massachusetts, an increase in film production over the last few years may provide more opportunities for young stars, but what…
Rank this Week: 4868

Givens Law Group Family Law Blog

Givens Law Group Family Law Blog

Covers all aspects of Family Law in Florida.

http://www.familylawfirmflorida.com/Blog_System/Recent_Blog_Posts/RSS.xml
  • Oct 20

    Agreeing to Overpay Child Support

    Agreeing to Overpay Child Support
    In family law cases involving children, the issue of child support is always raised. The amount of child support owed from one parent to the other is determined by section 61.30 of the Florida Statutes, with a few reasons to deviate…
  • Aug 25

    The Importance of a Well Written Pleading

    The Importance of a Well Written Pleading
    When a pleading is filed it must contain a factual statement that support a legally recognized claim. For example, to modify a timesharing and parenting agreement or order in a family law case, you must prove that a substantial change in…
  • Aug 21

    Must a Judge Order Holiday Time Sharing?

    Must a Judge Order Holiday Time Sharing?
    A recent case from the Second District Court of Appeals addressed whether it is mandatory to include holiday time sharing in a court ordered parenting plan. In Mills v. Mills, the trial court did not order holiday time sharing when it entered…
Rank this Week: 1874

Missouri Divorce and Family Law…

Missouri Divorce and Family Law Blog

Covers alimony/maintenance, bankruptcy, child support, custody and visitation, divorce, paternity, property division and taxes. By Mark Wortman.

http://familylaw.mwortmanlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 944

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/
  • Oct 20

    Weekly Round-Up October 20th, 2014

    Weekly Round-Up October 20th, 2014
    Court of Appeals Nomination: Governor Cuomo announced that he is nominating Justice Leslie Stein to the NY Court of Appeals. Justice Stein currently serves as Associate Justice of the Appellate Division (Third Department) of the New York…
  • Oct 13

    Weekly Round-Up October 13th, 2014

    Weekly Round-Up October 13th, 2014
    Same-Sex Marriage Legal in 5 More States: The Supreme Court denied certiorari in seven cases from five states in the Fourth, Seventh and Tenth Circuits in which courts had struck down state bans on same-sex marriage, meaning that…
  • Oct 10

    From Poverty To Opportunity Symposium: Retaining and Engaging High School-Aged Youth in Afterschool Program

    From Poverty To Opportunity Symposium: Retaining and Engaging High School-Aged Youth in Afterschool Program
    By: Catherine Barreda Panelists: Lea KixMiller, Program Supervisor, Center for Family Life in Sunset Park, SCO Family Services Steve Ausbury, Deputy Director, Brooklyn College Community Partnership Daniel Carlton, Teaching Artist, Healing…
Rank this Week: 4494

Divorce Field

Divorce Field

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

http://divorcefield.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 20

    A Whole Lot of Process Going On

    A Whole Lot of Process Going On
    The most common question I get (after how much can I get in child support) is "How long does this take."   The answer does not make people happy.   Court processes are not quick things.   The court wants to make sure everyone…
  • Sep 18

    Facing Reality

    Facing Reality
    Lat post I talked about whether or not you need an attorney for your family law case.   I asked some really tough questions that only you can answer before deciding whether or not to hire an attorney.   Those questions involve you…
  • Sep 8

    DV in the NFL - My .02 on Ray Rice

    DV in the NFL - My .02 on Ray Rice
    As the entire world knows, a new video surfaced today of  the Ray Rice domestic violence incident.   This video is what happened inside the elevator.   We all saw the aftermath when a very drunk Ray Rice is trying to get an…
Rank this Week: 3758

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/
  • Oct 20

    In New Jersey, What is the Child Custody Neutral Assessment Program?

    In New Jersey, What is the Child Custody Neutral Assessment Program?
    In the past few years, the Family Part of the Superior Court of New Jersey has employed the Custody Neutral Assessment program. This procedure is utilized when parents cannot agree to either custody or parenting time. In this program, a…
  • Oct 8

    In New Jersey, If I Have Overpaid Child Support, May I Receive A Retroactive Credit?

    In New Jersey, If I Have Overpaid Child Support, May I Receive A Retroactive Credit?
    One basis for reduction in New Jersey child support is the occurrence of a change in financial circumstances of either party. Accordingly, clients who seek a reduction of their child support obligation will reasonably ask whether that the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3847

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 20

    10 Tips to Working Better with Your Paralegal

    10 Tips to Working Better with Your Paralegal
    Attorneys spend a lot of time working with support staff, particularly paralegals, but get no training in law school on how to successfully navigate this important relationship. Here are some tips to help you get the most effective assistance…
  • Oct 17

    Costs Claimed Out of Whack? Move to Tax Them

    Costs Claimed Out of Whack? Move to Tax Them
    To the victor go the spoils. But that doesn’t mean the prevailing party can get whatever it wants in claimed costs. If you disagree with the costs listed in the prevailing party’s costs memorandum, file and serve a motion to tax…
  • Oct 15

    The Bare Basics of Networking Event

    The Bare Basics of Networking Event
    The following is a guest blog post by Elizabeth G. Blust, a solo practitioner in San Diego. Her practice focuses mainly on estate planning and probate. Law is her second career following over ten years in real estate development. So you want…
Rank this Week: 2451

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber,…

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber, PLLC

Covers bankruptcy, family law, foreclosure, and real estate law in New York.

http://vaughnweberlaw.com
  • Oct 20

    Motor Vehicle Accident – Important Decision

    Motor Vehicle Accident – Important Decision
      An interesting decision was made in Cattan v. Sutton, 2014 Slip Op 05764 (8/13/14).  The case involved an automobile accident in which Defendant made a motion for summary judgment.  The full case can be read at the…
  • Oct 17

    Real Estate Broker Loses Million Dollar Commission

    Real Estate Broker Loses Million Dollar Commission
    Broker sought to recover commission or finder’s fee of $1,250,000. A NY Broker, who was not registered or licensed as real estate broker in Florida, brought an action against the purchaser of real property in Florida…
  • Oct 17

    Important Decision for Automobile Accident Case

    Important Decision for Automobile Accident Case
      In January of 2014, the Appellate Division affirmed a summary judgment for the defendant in Lee v. D. Daniels Contr., Ltd., 2014 NY Slip Op 00487.  This case centered around an interesting question, to wit, Does a parties conduct…
Rank this Week: 1359

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Oct 20

    There Is No Need to Be Friends with An Ex

    There Is No Need to Be Friends with An Ex
    Many divorce guidelines have generally supported remaining friendly with an ex-spouse following a divorce, especially when children are involved. While co-parenting is an invaluable tool for those with children, having a working relationship…
  • Oct 17

    Oasis Frontman's Divorce Complicates Child Support Trial

    Oasis Frontman's Divorce Complicates Child Support Trial
    The famed singer of band Oasis is facing issues with a child-support settlement that depends on the finalization of the divorce with his estranged wife in England. Liam Gallagher split from his wife in London after it was revealed that he had…
  • Oct 16

    Wife of American Idol Host Files for Divorce

    Wife of American Idol Host Files for Divorce
    After 19 years of marriage, the wife of former "American Idol" host has filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split. Friendly Divorce for Randy and Erika The couple was married in 1995 and remained…
Rank this Week: 690

Indiana Injury and Family Lawyer…

Indiana Injury and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury, drug recalls, product hazards and family law. By Padove Law.

http://www.indianainjuryandfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 20

    Bogner v. Bogner - Indiana Appeals Court Weighs Child Support Change

    Bogner v. Bogner - Indiana Appeals Court Weighs Child Support Change
    Changes in Indiana child support payments are only going to be made in circumstances where the court has held there has been a substantial change in condition and it's in the best interest of the child or children involved. Deviation from…
  • Oct 10

    Hardman v. Hardman - Allocation of Child Tuition Expenses in Divorce Settlement

    Hardman v. Hardman - Allocation of Child Tuition Expenses in Divorce Settlement
    Most parents want to ensure their children have the best possible chance of success as an independent adult, and that means having a solid education. However, there are many varying schools of thought about what a good education looks like -…
  • Sep 18

    In re J.T. - Grandparent Visitation in Indiana a Long Shot

    In re J.T. - Grandparent Visitation in Indiana a Long Shot
    It's been 14 years since the U.S. Supreme Court's watershed ruling in a grandparent visitation dispute. In the years since, Indiana courts have still struggled to strike a balance between parental rights and the strong desire of grandparents…
Rank this Week: 1806

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/
  • Oct 20

    Divorce for Men

    Divorce for Men
    One of the popular marketing strategies for family law firms throughout San Diego County is promoting "divorce for men". From billboards to newspaper ads and firm websites, many law firms advertise a focus on "husbands and fathers" and…
  • Oct 14

    VA Disability Compensation and Divorce in San Diego

    VA Disability Compensation and Divorce in San Diego
    San Diego is known for its large population of military members and their families. In the San Diego County there are 16 naval and military installations of the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Coast Guard. We at the Law Offices of Nancy…
  • Oct 13

    The Neely's File for Divorce

    The Neely's File for Divorce
    Stars of the hit Food Network show Down Home with the Neelys, Gina and Pat Neely are getting divorced after twenty (20) years of marriage. Gina and Pat were high school sweethearts and have built a family brand consisting of products and…
Rank this Week: 2100

Tampa Divorce and Family Law

Tampa Divorce and Family Law

Covers Florida divorce and family law issues. By The Law Office of William S. Foley, P.A.

http://familylaw.tumblr.com/
  • Oct 20

    25 posts! Boom!

    25 posts! Boom!
    25 posts! Boom!
  • Oct 20

    What Do Family Law Attorneys Do?

    What Do Family Law Attorneys Do?
    What Do Family Law Attorneys Do? Family Law and Divorce Lawyers help guide people through some of the worst times of their lives. People many times liken a divorce to the same grieving process as if a close family member or spouse…
  • Sep 14

    I am divorced and I pay alimony. Can I stop paying alimony if I file bankruptcy?

    I am divorced and I pay alimony. Can I stop paying alimony if I file bankruptcy?
    Generally, no.  Spouses must continue to pay alimony even if they file bankruptcy. This includes the payment of past due alimony.  Section 523 is entitled “Exceptions to discharge.”  A person cannot…
Rank this Week: 3879

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

By Alan Robert Burton.

http://www.bocaratondivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 20

    What is the Difference between an Annulment and a Divorce in Florida?

    What is the Difference between an Annulment and a Divorce in Florida?
    Many couples who get married later want to end their legal relationship. Generally speaking, the first option that people consider is divorce, but in certain situations there may be other options available. One of the most commonly used…
  • Oct 13

    What does my Florida Child Support Cover?

    What does my Florida Child Support Cover?
    Many people who must pay child support mistakenly believe that their payments should only ever be used to pay for a child’s basic needs, such as food, shelter, and clothing. Though child support laws intend for the support payments to…
  • Oct 9

    Supreme Court Opens the Door for Same-Sex Marriage in Numerous State

    Supreme Court Opens the Door for Same-Sex Marriage in Numerous State
    On Monday, October 6, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) declined to hear a number of cases involving marriage equality. The Court gave no explanation for this decision, though its refusal to be involved in the same-sex…
Rank this Week: 3155

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Oct 20

    Be Aware of Your Estate Plan!

    Be Aware of Your Estate Plan!
    Today begins National Estate Planning Awareness Week. (Seriously—it’s a real thing.) So here’s our not-so-subtle nudge for you to become more aware about your estate plan. And then hire us to do help you! But first, a story:…
  • Oct 17

    Can You Serve Someone Through Facebook?

    Can You Serve Someone Through Facebook?
    Apparently so—at least in New York. Here’s the gist of the story from the Socially Aware blog: In a little-noticed decision, Matter of Noel v. Maria, Support Magistrate Gregory L. Gliedman—a Staten Island, New York family…
  • Oct 16

    The One Question a Family Lawyer Must Ask

    The One Question a Family Lawyer Must Ask
    Questions are underrated. Whether in law or business or relationships or whatever, if you can ask really good questions, you have a lot of power. You’ll get the right information you need to make the right decision—and making the…
Rank this Week: 4519

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

Covers family law in South Carolina.

http://www.scfamilylaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 20

    3 Tips for Keeping a Custody Journal

    3 Tips for Keeping a Custody Journal
    If you are currently facing or have already started a child custody case, one of the best tools you can have is a ‘custody journal’. What is a custody journal? It’s a journal you create solely for the purpose of documenting…
  • Oct 17

    The Impact of Taxes on Retirement Accounts in a Divorce

    The Impact of Taxes on Retirement Accounts in a Divorce
    We’ve talked before about the impact of taxes on divorce, including about how financial aid and taxes are impacted after a split, as well as how to decide about filing separate or joint tax returns. Beyond these technical…
  • Oct 16

    October 2014 – Helpful Family Law Insight

    October 2014 – Helpful Family Law Insight
    Our October 2014 newsletter, Helpful Family Law Insights, was published today. Read this edition by clicking the image below. Sign up to receive future editions by clicking here.The post October 2014 – Helpful Family Law…
Rank this Week: 4470

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Covers developments in Tennessee family law.

http://herstontennesseefamilylaw.com/
  • Oct 20

    Extension of Knoxville Order of Protection Reversed: Hall v. Hall

    Extension of Knoxville Order of Protection Reversed: Hall v. Hall
    Facts: During the pendency of the parties’ divorce action, Father obtained an ex parte order of protection against Mother, which ex parte order of protection was subsequently allowed to expire. The parties eventually entered an agreed…
  • Oct 17

    Photo of the Week: Bear Eating Choke Cherrie

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

    Failure to Modify Alimony Reversed in Knoxville Divorce: Stewart v. Stewart

    Failure to Modify Alimony Reversed in Knoxville Divorce: Stewart v. Stewart
    Facts: Husband and Wife obtained an agreed divorce in 1997. Their final decree of divorce contained the following provision: The wife shall receive custody of the parties’ four minor children and the husband shall receive liberal…
Rank this Week: 1694

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Oct 20

    Link Between $ Spent on Wedding and Divorce

    Link Between $ Spent on Wedding and Divorce
    From the Independent: A new study in the US has found that the more people spend on their weddings and engagement rings, the more likely they are to divorce. Economic professors at Emory University carried out a study on over...
  • Oct 18

    Owning Up

    Owning Up
    From the Telegraph: Wives who cheat on their husbands are more likely to own up to infidelity because they are more pragmatic – and less proud – than men, divorce lawyers say. The steady rise in the numbers of women...
  • Oct 17

    Lack of Divorce in the Philippine

    Lack of Divorce in the Philippine
    From CNN: When Rowena Festin leaves her job as a congressional aide in Quezon City, Metro Manila each day, she returns home to three children and a husband. But her marriage, like many others in the Philippines, exists in name...
Rank this Week: 132

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Oct 20

    Would you let this man operate on you?

    Would you let this man operate on you?
    “No disadvantages” in being a non-lawyer Lord Chancellor, Grayling says - Legal Futures, 15th October 2014
  • Oct 17

    An enjoyable week

    An enjoyable week
    I particularly enjoyed writing my posts for Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog this week. I hope you enjoy reading them:A worrying trend in children cases - Looking a little more deeply at the latest private law demand…
  • Oct 15

    Family Lore Clinic: Can I refuse a clean break agreement?

    Family Lore Clinic: Can I refuse a clean break agreement?
    A 'clean break' is a final financial/property settlement between husband and wife that brings to an end all on-going financial obligations between them. After a clean break order has been made neither party can make any further…
Rank this Week: 260

Linda's Law Blog

Linda's Law Blog

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

http://lindakernslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 19

    I know my Ex’s password, can I use it?

    I know my Ex’s password, can I use it?
    In many marriages and relationships, spouses know each other’s passwords for email, social media websites and all sorts of other online accounts.  It is common for spouses to share online access to joint bank accounts and spouses…
  • Oct 15

    What is “earning capacity?”

    What is “earning capacity?”
    At times, a parent will go to great lengths in order to try to pay less money in child and spousal support, even when it means that he or she will make less money for his or her own use.  Parties have quit jobs, retired early and hid…
  • Oct 12

    Of course my child is acting out, we are getting divorce.

    Of course my child is acting out, we are getting divorce.
    A divorce shakes a family to its core, and children understandably feel the impact.  Children can respond to a divorce in many different ways, and often parents notice that children start acting out, throwing fits, talking back, and are…
Rank this Week: 1589

Divorce: New York

Divorce: New York

By Neil Cahn, PLLC.

http://www.divorceny.com/
  • Oct 19

    It Just Became Tougher To Validate Prenuptial Agreement

    It Just Became Tougher To Validate Prenuptial Agreement
    The Second Department seems to have taken another bite out of prenuptial agreements. My March 25, 2013 post asked, Is it Open Season on Prenuptial Agreements? That post discussed the Second Department’s February, 2013 decision…
  • Oct 5

    Ex-Husband May Fire Ex-Wife Despite Intent to Use Employment As Support Device

    Ex-Husband May Fire Ex-Wife Despite Intent to Use Employment As Support Device
    A couple that used “employment” of the ex-wife by the ex-husband as a device to provide post-remarriage support to the ex-wife was bound to employment rules. The wife could be fired for misconduct. So held the Appellate Division,…
  • Sep 21

    Court Authorizes Facebook Service Of Child Support Petition

    Court Authorizes Facebook Service Of Child Support Petition
    Service by Facebook of a father’s petition to terminate child support was directed by Richmond County Family Court Support Magistrate Gregory L. Gliedman in a September 12, 2014 decision in Matter of Noel B. v. Maria…
Rank this Week: 2041

Our Family Wizard Blog

Our Family Wizard Blog

Focuses on ideas that could reduce conflict, improve communication, protect children and help move families forward.

http://www.ourfamilywizard.com/ofw/index.cfm/blog/
  • Oct 19

    Making Shared Custody Little Less Scary

    Making Shared Custody Little Less Scary
    Parents and children who are encountering the challenges of divorce and shared custody for the first time may find themselves falling into this sense of fear, yet there are ways to overcome the scariness of this situation.  With a…
  • Sep 15

    Between Two Home

    Between Two Home
    You may be divorcing, divorced, never married, a grandparent, or other relative of a child growing up between two homes. For whatever reason you find yourself in the situation of helping a child grow up between two homes, you may be wondering…
  • Aug 19

    Managing shared expenses and payments electronically

    Managing shared expenses and payments electronically
    Parents know that raising kids is a great responsibility that becomes costly very quickly.  For those raising children between two homes, keeping track of shared parenting expenses is essential towards promoting financial stability…
Rank this Week: 4214

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/
  • Oct 19

    Improving Statutory ‘Best Interest’ Factor

    Improving Statutory ‘Best Interest’ Factor
    With broad, fundamental changes to custody law under serious consideration in North Dakota and other states, looking at ways to improve existing “best interest” statutes may seem a bit mundane. The broad, sweeping changes that are…
  • Oct 4

    “Commitment to marriage” as a new “best interests” factor

    “Commitment to marriage” as a new “best interests” factor
    Covenant marriage laws, like proposals to reinstate fault-based divorce, are addressed to the grounds for divorce. It is unclear how, if at all, they would affect the outcome of custody cases. Whether a legislature decides to enact either…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4434

Family Law & Divorce Information…

Family Law & Divorce Information in Houston, Texas

By Busby & Associates.

http://busby-lee.com/familylawblog
  • Oct 19

    What to do when CPS ask for a drug test in Harris County Texa

    What to do when CPS ask for a drug test in Harris County Texa
    MichaelWhat to do when CPS ask for a drug test in Harris County Texas Normally child protective services will ask for a drug test when another has called in and stated that you are using illegal drugs.  Sometimes it may happen after and…
  • Oct 12

    What to Say in Front of Judge to Get Divorced Texa

    What to Say in Front of Judge to Get Divorced Texa
    MichaelWhat to Say in Front of Judge to Get Divorced Texas If you have an attorney, that attorney will likely ask you questions that are as follows. If you have no attorney, sometimes the Judge will help you and ask you these questions, but…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2366

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois divorce law. From Michael Roe.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 19

    False Allegations of Domestic Violence in a Child Custody Case

    False Allegations of Domestic Violence in a Child Custody Case
    The State of Arizona considered recently an addition to its list of factors in determining the award of custody to a parent in a divorce case. This proposed addition addresses an issue that I have seen many times in my...
  • Oct 8

    Spousal Support in Divorce: The New Law in Illinoi

    Spousal Support in Divorce: The New Law in Illinoi
    A new law in Illinois as of January 1, 2015 changes how spousal support is determined for divorcing couples whose combined gross income is less than $250,000. This new law raises some interesting issues with respect to the global finances...
  • Oct 6

    DuPage Divorce: Mediation

    DuPage Divorce: Mediation
    One of the interesting aspects of divorce litigation is the requirement that parents mediate their child custody issues, with the judge assigning a mediator in the initial weeks of the case should the parents not have an agreement as to...
Rank this Week: 2044

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

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

http://massfamilylawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 18

    Is sexting naked pictures distribution of pornography?

    Is sexting naked pictures distribution of pornography?
    From time to time I hear stories of the prosecution of teenagers for possession and distribution of child pornography as a result of sending or re-sending pictures through text messaging. Typically, these stories involve a young teenager who…
  • Sep 21

    What is the legal residence of a child of divorced parents?

    What is the legal residence of a child of divorced parents?
    Many people who get divorced live in different towns from their ex-spouse. They will sometimes choose between the two school systems and send their children to the better school. This means that the better school system will have more…
  • Jul 13

    Jury mistrials caused by the Internet

    Jury mistrials caused by the Internet
    Many people think that jury trials are proceedings in which a jury looks to discover the truth. In practice, jury trials are a search for justice and fairness. Justice does not necessarily mean a search for truth. Justice, in a court…
Rank this Week: 2171

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/
  • Oct 18

    McAdam v. McAdam: On Divorce Settlement Agreements and Contempt of Court

    McAdam v. McAdam: On Divorce Settlement Agreements and Contempt of Court
    Sometimes a divorce settlement can be reached in an amicable manner in which parties agree to all terms and can go on with the rest of their lives without years of litigation.  Unfortunately, that is often not the case.  McAdam v.…
  • Oct 16

    Explaining Divorce to Your Children

    Explaining Divorce to Your Children
    The decision to divorce usually arrives after months, years, even decades of complications and distance growing between married couples. While you and your spouse may have a clear understanding of why you have made the decision to divorce,…
  • Oct 12

    Online Co-Parenting Course Can Help Ease Transition

    Online Co-Parenting Course Can Help Ease Transition
    Parents who decide to separate or divorce know the difficulties of adjusting to co-parenting schedules. Deciding who takes the kids when, who stays in the family home, and how to best accommodate school and work schedules can be a hassle. All…
Rank this Week: 1166

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/
  • Oct 18

    How long does an Order of Protection last in a New York family law case?

    How long does an Order of Protection last in a New York family law case?
    Temporary orders of protection are issued by the Family Court (or the Supreme Court in divorce cases) and can last as long as a Family Offense case is pending in the court. Final orders of protection are those that are issued at the end of…
  • Oct 11

    Why would divorcing couples switch from litigation to mediation or collaborative law?

    Why would divorcing couples switch from litigation to mediation or collaborative law?
    For some litigation works, but many find litigation to be a frustrating process.   Litigation can be a time consuming, expensive, emotionally draining process that is hard on any children of the family.  Some cases settle…
  • Oct 6

    What about parental alienation in New York child custody cases?

    What about parental alienation in New York child custody cases?
    Claims of parental alienation in child custody, matrimonial and family law cases abound. This article will focus upon parental alienation in the context of child custody and parenting time or visitation cases.  I have previously…
Rank this Week: 4536

electronic divorce attorney

electronic divorce attorney

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

http://electronicdivorceattorney.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 18

    Senate Bill Prevents Lawyers From Soliciting in Newly Filed Divorce

    Senate Bill Prevents Lawyers From Soliciting in Newly Filed Divorce
    We lawyers are not supposed to be soliciting anyway, as it is expressly prohibited in the Rules of Professional Conduct.  But over the years, a small group of divorce lawyers, unable to get clients any other way, send solicitation…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2097

Iowa Law Blog

Iowa Law Blog

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

http://www.iowa-lawblog.com/
  • Oct 17

    An Employer's Responsibility when Domestic Violence Invades the Workplace

    An Employer's Responsibility when Domestic Violence Invades the Workplace
     In the wake of domestic violence charges against NFL players and the public’s outrage at the NFL’s response as a business owner you may be thinking how you might respond when faced with an employee charged with domestic…
  • Aug 29

    The Best Lawyers in America: Mark Landa

    The Best Lawyers in America: Mark Landa
    Mark Landa has been selected to be included in the 21st Edition of the The Best Lawyers in America for his work in the practice area of Environmental Law.  Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey comprising more than…
  • Aug 4

    Notable Utility Related Bills Passed in 2014 Session

    Notable Utility Related Bills Passed in 2014 Session
    The 2014 session of the Iowa General Assembly brought a few changes to the public utilities law practice in Iowa. Lawmakers focused their utility related discourse on tax credits for renewable energy, renewable fuels and solar energy, purview…
Rank this Week: 750

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Covers Virginia traffic and criminal law.

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

    Three Great Traffic Results in One Day

    Three Great Traffic Results in One Day
    On October 9, 2014, I helped three clients get reductio […] The post Three Great Traffic Results in One Day appeared first on Reckless Driving and Traffic Defense Attorney.
  • Sep 2

    Three More Dismissals within Three Work Day

    Three More Dismissals within Three Work Day
    Previously, I mentioned that four of my clients celebra […] The post Three More Dismissals within Three Work Days appeared first on Reckless Driving and Traffic Defense Attorney.
  • Sep 2

    Three More Dismissals within Three Work Day

    Three More Dismissals within Three Work Day
    Previously, I mentioned that four of my clients celebra […] The post Three More Dismissals within Three Work Days appeared first on Reckless Driving and Traffic Defense Attorney.
Rank this Week: 4323

Michael A. Meschino Blog

Michael A. Meschino Blog

Covers Illinois family law.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelaw.org/blog/
  • Oct 17

    Avoid the probate process with a trust

    Avoid the probate process with a trust
        Two sons are currently taking their sister to court, accusing her of taking over their now-deceased parents’ multimillion-dollar estate and disinherited her siblings. According to the Daily Business Review, the…
  • Oct 13

    Should Illinois expand the use of speed cameras?

    Should Illinois expand the use of speed cameras?
    Although Illinois currently allows the use of speed cameras in cities that have at least one million residents, a bill recently filed would enable any city in the state to use these devices, according to the Illinois General Assembly. The…
  • Oct 9

    Illinois’ consent law and your rights concerning chemical testing

    Illinois’ consent law and your rights concerning chemical testing
    Law enforcement recently reported that an Illinois man was involved in a series of hit-and-run accidents. According to The News-Gazette, the 37-year-old collided with four vehicles in separate crashes over the course of just eight minutes.…
Rank this Week: 4789

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/
  • Oct 17

    Fourth Published Family Law Opinion from Ky Court of Appeals Today

    Fourth Published Family Law Opinion from Ky Court of Appeals Today
    Waddle v. Waddle Award of grandparent visitation reversed because court failed to apply the modified best interest standard to consider the objection of mother who is presumed fit. Court must presume a fit parent is making decisions in the…
  • Oct 17

    Third Family Law Published Opinion from Ky Court of Appeals Today

    Third Family Law Published Opinion from Ky Court of Appeals Today
    Luu v. Murphy, et al Child custody award to de facto custodians reversed. Substantial evidence of record does not support the conclusion that appellees were child's primary caregivers and primary financial supporters. Trial court appears to…
  • Oct 17

    Second Family Law Published Opinion from Ky Court of Appeals Today

    Second Family Law Published Opinion from Ky Court of Appeals Today
    Shelton v. Shelton Trial court denied father's motion to reduce child support. Father had burden of proof to show substantial and continuing change of circumstances. Even though at time of agreement youngest child was age two and no income…
Rank this Week: 236

Denver Divorce Attorney Blog

Denver Divorce Attorney Blog

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

http://www.denverdivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 17

    Colorado Child Support and Self-Employed Individual

    Colorado Child Support and Self-Employed Individual
    Pursuant to C.R.S. 14-10-115, the statutory section regarding establishment of Colorado child support, the primary financial factor leading to a calculation of support is a litigant's incomes. As discussed in prior postings, there are basic…
  • Oct 8

    COLORADO DIVORCE AND SAME SEX MARRIAGE

    COLORADO DIVORCE AND SAME SEX MARRIAGE
    On October 6, 2014, the United States Supreme Court declined to hear cases coming from various US Circuit Courts of Appeal regarding the issue of same sex marriage and rulings finding the bans of various states on same sex marriages to be…
  • Sep 15

    Colorado Custody and Relocation With Children (Part 2)

    Colorado Custody and Relocation With Children (Part 2)
    Part 1 of this posting, from June 2014, focused on the basics of relocation with children in a Colorado custody case, including analysis(es) related to situations which might arise either prior to a case being filed, or while a case is…
Rank this Week: 3964

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Oct 17

    Video: Cordell & Cordell News - October 17, 2014

    Video: Cordell & Cordell News - October 17, 2014
    DadsDivorce and MensDivorce as well as their sponsor, Cordell & Cordell, present a news video for the week of October 17, 2014.This week, Cordell & Cordell announced five attorneys who were named as 2014 Rising…
  • Oct 15

    5 Tips For Dating For Divorced Men

    5 Tips For Dating For Divorced Men
    By Allison Pescosolido, M.A.Founder, Divorce Detox®Dating often feels like a great and insurmountable weight, especially when you were married for most of your adult life.Time and again, men make the mistake of setting lofty goals for a…
  • Oct 13

    Will Courts Enforce Expenses Other Than Child Support Payments?

    Will Courts Enforce Expenses Other Than Child Support Payments?
    Question:I am paying child support regularly. I am also responsible for 33 percent of child care and medical expenses in addition to the regular support. However, I am unable to cover this financially and have not been paying the extra…
Rank this Week: 179

New York Divorce Blog

New York Divorce Blog

By Bruce Provda.

http://www.nydivorcefirm.com/blog
  • Oct 17

    Finding Solutions to Orthodox Jewish Divorce Get Problem in New York

    Finding Solutions to Orthodox Jewish Divorce Get Problem in New York
    Under Jewish Orthodox law, only a husband can grant a divorce document entitled a “get.” Without a get, an orthodox women is unable to remarry and have more children. She is still considered married religiously. Rabbi Mendel…
  • Oct 5

    Judge upholds Jewish excommunication right

    Judge upholds Jewish excommunication right
    A Johannesburg executive lost his attempt to keep from being excommunicated from the Jewish Orthodox community in the Gauteng capital when the judge dismissed his case. The Jewish ecclesiastical court, Beth Din, had already agreed to shun the…
  • Sep 26

    Relocation May Modify Parenting Time Arrangement

    Relocation May Modify Parenting Time Arrangement
    The concept of “changed circumstances’ is one that occurs throughout NJ family law, particularly in relation to modification of financial obligations such as child support or alimony. ? However, this concept is also applied to…
Rank this Week: 4921

Chicago Family Law Blog

Chicago Family Law Blog

Covers child custody, child support, divorce and property division. By Alan Pearlman.

http://www.chicagofamilylawblog.com/
  • Oct 16

    Inheritance Rights of Spouses after Separation and Divorce

    Inheritance Rights of Spouses after Separation and Divorce
     Most people are aware that a surviving spouse is usually entitled to inherit all or a large portion of the estate of a deceased spouse. Fewer understand the effect on estates if one spouse dies during a legal separation or after a…
  • Oct 16

    Keeping Assets in a Custodial Account for a Minor

    Keeping Assets in a Custodial Account for a Minor
     Minors have no legal capacity to manage property. Thus, transferring property and other assets to minors can be problematic. For example, parents or other adults may wish to convey a small amount of property to a minor without investing…
  • Aug 13

    DOMA Defines "Marriage" as Union of Man and Woman

    DOMA Defines "Marriage" as Union of Man and Woman
     The federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was signed into law by President Clinton on September 21, 1996. DOMA defines “marriage” to consist exclusively as a heterosexual union of a man and a woman. Further, DOMA directs…
Rank this Week: 2626

New Jersey Divorce Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Divorce Lawyers Blog

Covers family law. By Goldstein, Bachman & Newman, LLP.

http://www.newjerseydivorcelawyers-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 4931

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/
  • Oct 16

    Maryland Governor O’Malley Establishes Commission on Child Custody Decision Making

    Maryland Governor O’Malley Establishes Commission on Child Custody Decision Making
    Child custody disputes are arguably among the most emotionally charged issues a couple will face during a divorce proceeding. In many cases, both spouses approach the issue of child custody with the hope of spending as much time with their…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4495

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 16

    Don't trip over those loose ends!

    Don't trip over those loose ends!
    There are many things to consider while going through a divorce and separation. Even once you have a comprehensive agreement, or a final judgment of divorce, there still may be other steps to take. For example, you or your spouse...
  • Oct 14

    E-Filing in Maryland Begins Today!

    E-Filing in Maryland Begins Today!
    Today marks the first day of e-filing in Maryland, which is now mandatory for Anne Arundel County courts, the Court of Special Appeals and the Court of Appeals. More counties will be added in coming years. Many attorneys are already...
  • 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.
Rank this Week: 1974

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/
  • Oct 16

    Second N.C. judge strikes down marriage ban, dismisses same-sex adoption action

    Second N.C. judge strikes down marriage ban, dismisses same-sex adoption action
    Charlotte Divorce Attorney Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “Who pays for the children’s health insurance and co-pays?”   North Carolina’s ban on same-sex marriage took another…
  • Oct 14

    Same-sex is marriage legal in North Carolina; what comes next?

    Same-sex is marriage legal in North Carolina; what comes next?
    Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “Can any attorney help me with my family law needs in North Carolina?”   Buncombe County Registrar Drew Reisinger stayed at work late this past Friday to…
  • Oct 9

    Divorce uncovers apparent sex abuse of minors by prominent actor

    Divorce uncovers apparent sex abuse of minors by prominent actor
    Charlotte Divorce Attorney Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “When do you get alimony?”   Divorces do not get much uglier than the one involving actor Stephen Collins and his estranged wife,…
Rank this Week: 2712

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
  • Oct 16

    When uncontested divorce goes wrong. Really wrong.

    When uncontested divorce goes wrong. Really wrong.
    I have written numerous times in the past about uncontested divorce in Texas and the uncontested divorce services I offer clients in my Bedford law office. I have always made clear my opinion that it is possible for people to obtain an…
  • Oct 14

    Can you be fired for playing fantasy football at work?

    Can you be fired for playing fantasy football at work?
    You may remember a few years ago there was a big kerfuffle about a Fidelity Investments employee in the North Texas who was fired for allegedly discussing fantasy football at work under an anti-gambling policy. Arguments were had whether…
  • Oct 7

    Employer won’t pay your last paycheck?

    Employer won’t pay your last paycheck?
    I get a LOT of calls and emails to my Fort Worth area law office from people who have left their employer and the employer refuses to pay the former employee’s final paycheck. It’s inexcusable for employers to think that just…
Rank this Week: 1327

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/
  • Oct 16

    What is Just Compensation?

    What is Just Compensation?
    Tonight I am speaking at the Pipeline Informational Event sponsored by Lancaster County Conservancy and Lancaster Farmland Trust.  I have been told that some property owners mistakenly believe that if they fail to accept the offer that…
  • Oct 7

    Criminal Charges, Convictions and Employment

    Criminal Charges, Convictions and Employment
    When I read that Lancaster City Council voted on October 1, 2014 to delete the box inquiring whether an employment applicant had been convicted of a crime from Lancaster City’s employment application form, it reminded me of how…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1011

A Child is Missing

A Child is Missing

Reports on federal Hague Convention child abduction cases By Joel R. Brandes.

http://joelbrandes.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1759

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/
  • Oct 16

    Man sentenced to 6.5 years in prison for child abuse

    Man sentenced to 6.5 years in prison for child abuse
    David Michael Stokes was “super nervous” as he addressed the Circuit Judge Robert Hodges. He entered the court room with the intent to enter a “best interest” plea of guilty to one felony count of aggravated child…
  • Oct 14

    Man Divorces Wife for Desiring Too Much Sex

    Man Divorces Wife for Desiring Too Much Sex
    What seems to be every man’s dream, turned out to be on mans nightmare. In fact the man hated it so much, he filed for divorce: too much sex. Sex and Divorce There are many divorces filed where the couples are engaged in a sexless…
  • Oct 9

    Divorce In Style: Luxury hotel offers divorce package

    Divorce In Style: Luxury hotel offers divorce package
    Located in New York, Gideon Putnam Resort & Spa is known for its stunning high end weddings. This fancy resort will soon be offering couples the opportunity to divorce in style. One of their newest packages will serve a quickie divorce in…
Rank this Week: 4565

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: 422