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Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Sep 1

    Happy Labor Day!

    Happy Labor Day!
  • Aug 28

    Call for Paper

    Call for Paper
    Download Call for Papers here (Friday, September 19th Deadline) for the Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research Network at the Law and Society Association Annual Meeting. MR
  • Aug 28

    The Family Law Scholars and Teachers Conference

    The Family Law Scholars and Teachers Conference
    Dear Friends and Colleagues, We would like to invite you to a working-paper conference that we are planning to hold in the days before the AALS mid-year family law conference in Orlando next summer. Our group, the Family Law Scholars...
Rank this Week: 131

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

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

    Actor Nick Cannon to Divorce Singer Mariah Carey

    Actor Nick Cannon to Divorce Singer Mariah Carey
    In what is sure to be a highly publicized divorce, comedian Nick Cannon has left singer Mariah Carey over concerns about the well-being of the couple's twin toddlers. Cannon made the decision to leave the marriage for the following reasons: …
  • Aug 29

    Prenuptial Mediation as First Step in Marriage

    Prenuptial Mediation as First Step in Marriage
    Mediating prenuptial agreements can also be seen as a form of marriage mediation. In marriage mediation, a couple meets with a trained mediator that helps them identify problem areas in their marriage and the best way to move past these…
  • Aug 28

    Determining Spousal Support in California

    Determining Spousal Support in California
    In a divorce settlement, the issue of spousal support will be addressed by the lawyers working on the case. Spousal support includes monthly payments made by one spouse to another in order to assist the other spouse in their pursuit to become…
Rank this Week: 695

Houston Divorce Lawyer Blog

Houston Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers the divorce process. By Ramos Law Firm.

http://www.ramosfamilylaw.com/houstondivorceblog/
  • Sep 1

    How is Property Divided After a Divorce?

    How is Property Divided After a Divorce?
    Going through a divorce is never ideal, but it is often necessary. When you get to that point where your relationship is unsupportable, it is important that you and your assets are protected during the divorce process. It is all ……
  • Aug 30

    Custody Advice for Father

    Custody Advice for Father
    It is an unfortunate reality that courts can sometimes unfairly favor the mother when it comes to custody battles. While judges should technically be impartial, there are times when fathers have the odds stacked against them from the very…
  • Aug 28

    5 Factors to Consider when Choosing a Divorce Attorney

    5 Factors to Consider when Choosing a Divorce Attorney
    A divorce is a pivotal time in a person’s life. It is a turning point that can be a positive step, but it can also get messy. During this trying time, it is essential that you have a good divorce … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 3549

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/
  • Sep 1

    Every child is entitled to a permanent and stable home

    Every child is entitled to a permanent and stable home
    Recent case: Termination of parental rights for failure to rectify When children are taken into protective care by the children’s division, the goal is to reunite the children and the parent(s).  However, parental rights can…
  • Aug 17

    Court must account for all property in Missouri divorce

    Court must account for all property in Missouri divorce
    Recent case:  Party to Missouri divorce cannot appeal until all claims addressed Wife appeals the circuit court’s judgment dissolving her marriage to Husband. Wife contends that the court erred in failing the distribute a marital…
  • Jun 27

    Missouri Attorney General issues statement on same-sex marriage

    Missouri Attorney General issues statement on same-sex marriage
    Jefferson City, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster today issued the following statement related to the St. Louis Recorder of Deeds issuing marriage licenses to several same-sex couples: “While I personally support the goal of…
Rank this Week: 939

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/
  • Sep 1

    Pamela Anderson calls off Divorce

    Pamela Anderson calls off Divorce
    Pamela Anderson is dismissing her Divorce Petition against Rick Salomon. If the divorce had gone through completion, it would have been the 47-year-old's second split with Salomon, 46, whom she wed for a second time Jan. 9. Their two-month…
  • Aug 20

    7 Top Worst States to get a Divorce

    7 Top Worst States to get a Divorce
    Divorce can take an emotional toll on a family, but the filing and legal process can add another headache in these seven states. Divorce attorney Bruce Provda said these seven states have among the most expensive filing fees and extensive…
  • Aug 18

    David Duchovny and Tea Leoni finalize Divorce

    David Duchovny and Tea Leoni finalize Divorce
    The Marriage is finally over for David Duchovny and Tea Leoni. The "Californication" star and "Deep Impact" actress have divorced, according to several reports. Duchovny, 54, is said to have filed for divorce back in June, and the New…
Rank this Week: 485

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

Covers family law in South Carolina.

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

    Happy Labor Day 2014

    Happy Labor Day 2014
    The Stevens Firm Family Law Center will be closed on Monday, September 1, 2014, in observance of Labor Day. We will reopen Tuesday at 8:00 a.m. and look forward to serving clients in Spartanburg, Greenville, and all across the Upstate of…
  • Aug 29

    Spartanburg Family Law Attorneys Speaking at Hot Tips Seminar

    Spartanburg Family Law Attorneys Speaking at Hot Tips Seminar
    Spartanburg family law attorneys Ben Stevens and Jenny Stevens will both present again this year at the South Carolina Bar‘s premier family law seminar, Hot Tips from the Coolest Domestic Law Practitioners. This program will…
  • Aug 28

    Medical Decisions for Minors After Divorce

    Medical Decisions for Minors After Divorce
    Though most parents try to work together when it comes to sick children, there are some cases where the parents are completely opposed to one another’s views and no amount of talking will resolve the dispute. If you find yourself at…
Rank this Week: 4516

Linda's Law Blog

Linda's Law Blog

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

http://lindakernslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    What is my child support supposed to cover?

    What is my child support supposed to cover?
    As all parents know, raising a child is expensive.  From diapers and wipes in infancy to school supplies and soccer cleats during school years, raising a child has daily costs.  For parents who pay or receive child support, there is…
  • Aug 27

    Does a seller have to disclose a murder/suicide that occurred in the home?

    Does a seller have to disclose a murder/suicide that occurred in the home?
    Recently, in Milliken v Jacono, et al the Pennsylvania Supreme Court was asked to determine whether a murder/suicide that occurs in a home is a material defect to the home and therefore gives rise to the duty to disclose the defect when…
  • Aug 24

    How do I make our divorce easier on the kid

    How do I make our divorce easier on the kid
    Going through a divorce is hard on all members of a family, and no parent is expected to know the best way to navigate the process.  This article from the National Association of School Psychologists has some great information and…
Rank this Week: 1577

Child Custody Attorney~In the…

Child Custody Attorney~In the Trenches

Covers child custody and family law issues. By Arlaine Rockey.

http://childcustodyattorney.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR CHILD CUSTODY CONSULTATION

    HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR CHILD CUSTODY CONSULTATION
    WIN CHILD CUSTODY:HOW TO HELP YOUR LAWYER HELP YOU By Attorney Arlaine Rockey [1]© 2014 PART 1:  HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR CUSTODY CONSULTATION Child custody disputes are not pretty.  If you and the other…
  • Dec 2

    Combating False Allegations of Parental Alienation (PAS)

    Combating False Allegations of Parental Alienation (PAS)
    Abusers sometimes use false allegations of parental alienation against the protective parent to help deflect away from the abuse allegations and to turn the tables on the protective parent. Unfortunately, it works. Thus, as a protective…
  • Jun 3

    LEGAL ASSISTANT JOB

    LEGAL ASSISTANT JOB
    I'm seeking a smart, conscientious legal assistant for my dynamic statewide, solo family law practice, handling mostly complex custody cases. Great job for college grad who wants to be a paralegal or go to law school; however, a college…
Rank this Week: 3369

Family Law Source

Family Law Source

Covers business valuation and divorce litigation. By Brian C. Vertz.

http://www.familylawyerspittsburgh.com/blog/
  • Aug 31

    Can Grandparents Have Custody if Both Parents are Working?

    Can Grandparents Have Custody if Both Parents are Working?
    Grandparents who are raising their grandchildren in Pennsylvania, while the parents work, might wonder if they have legal custody rights under the law. A recent decision of the Pennsylvania Superior Court (non-precedential) may contain an…
  • Aug 22

    Reality vs. Paternity: 17 Years is Too Late to Ask for DNA Paternity Test

    Reality vs. Paternity: 17 Years is Too Late to Ask for DNA Paternity Test
    Men who pay child support in Pennsylvania to mothers who were never their wives may wonder whether the children they support are their own. These days, it is easy to administer a home paternity test and quickly learn whether there is a…
  • Aug 21

    Divorce and Discovery: Superior Court Rejects Privacy Interest to Justify Protective Order

    Divorce and Discovery: Superior Court Rejects Privacy Interest to Justify Protective Order
    Pennsylvania residents who are getting divorced may face the daunting task of answering discovery: interrogatories and document requests. Some may wonder why they must produce personal information, such as checking account records that show…
Rank this Week: 1352

Pennsylvania Family Law

Pennsylvania Family Law

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

http://pafamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Aug 30

    DON’T TRY TO AVOID COURT THROUGH A POWER OF ATTORNEY

    DON’T TRY TO AVOID COURT THROUGH A POWER OF ATTORNEY
    My colleague and long-suffering Mets fan, Robert Epstein, in our Roseland office wrote a blog post in July about an interesting New Jersey case. A litigant to a divorce case tried to have his daughter appear in court on his behalf through an…
  • Aug 29

    PREVENTING CHILD ABDUCTIONS BY PARENTS

    PREVENTING CHILD ABDUCTIONS BY PARENTS
    Though I could count the instances on one hand, I have had a few cases in my career where a client had a legitimate concern about their former spouse or their child’s parent attempting to abduct the child. Usually this fear stems from…
  • Aug 28

    SUPERIOR COURT DECLARES WHEN ‘FULL CUSTODY ANALYSIS” IS REQUIRED.

    SUPERIOR COURT DECLARES WHEN ‘FULL CUSTODY ANALYSIS” IS REQUIRED.
    A Superior Court decision reported last month lends new insight to questions of what kind of record lawyers and judges must make in a child custody case.  The requirement of a thorough record has been a mainstay of appellate law for many…
Rank this Week: 1339

California Divorce Blawg

California Divorce Blawg

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

http://www.hardinglaw.com/blog
  • Aug 30

    Meet Attorney Andrea Nguyen

    Meet Attorney Andrea Nguyen
    Andrea A. Nguyen, JD is a lawyer with Harding & Associates Family Law. Andrea practices in all areas of California divorce and family law.  She earned her Juris Doctor degree from the Santa Clara University School…
  • Aug 29

    Family Mediation

    Family Mediation
    From our eNewsletter by Deborah Lynn Zutter. What is mediation? Family mediation is a method of dispute resolution. People work with the mediator to identify the matters that need to be addressed, express their individual objectives, develop…
  • Aug 25

    Interesting Paper on Changes in Divorce Process and their effect

    Interesting Paper on Changes in Divorce Process and their effect
    Raquel Fernández & Joyce Cheng Wong have a new paper entitled “Free to Leave? A Welfare Analysis of Divorce Regimes.”  The abstract summarizes: During the 1970s the US underwent an important change in its divorce…
Rank this Week: 1049

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

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

    Nasty Judge’s Sexism Leads to New Trial

    Nasty Judge’s Sexism Leads to New Trial
    There is no place for mean-spirited judges in Canadian courts, but regretfully a few slip through the vigorous screening process and become tyrants in an institution where they preside as untouchables. Mr. Justice Jean-Guy Boilard, of the…
  • Aug 30

    Nasty Judge’s Sexism Leads to New Trial

    Nasty Judge’s Sexism Leads to New Trial
    There is no place for mean-spirited judges in Canadian courts, but regretfully a few slip through the vigorous screening process and become tyrants in an institution where they preside as untouchables. Mr. Justice Jean-Guy Boilard, of the…
  • Aug 29

    Divorce Can Be Deadly

    Divorce Can Be Deadly
    In 1967 psychiatrists Thomas Holmes and Richard Rahe examined the medical records of over 5,000 patients in their research to determine whether stress causes illness. A positive correlation was found resulting in the Social Readjustment…
Rank this Week: 758

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/
  • Aug 30

    Family Code 218 Overrules Marriage of Boblitt Decision and Allows Post Judgment Discovery

    Family Code 218 Overrules Marriage of Boblitt Decision and Allows Post Judgment Discovery
    Family Code 218 is not law yet. It will become law on January 1, 2015. What is it? Simply put, Family Code 218 is intended to overrule a decision called Marriage of Boblitt, which was decided in February of 2014 by the California Court of…
  • Aug 20

    California Family Law Vexatious Litigant Motions Stop the Harassment

    California Family Law Vexatious Litigant Motions Stop the Harassment
    California family law cases can be stressful. But when you have an ex-spouse or parent who is a vexatious litigant, that stress can go to another level. Tell me if this sounds familiar? He or she keeps filing frivolous requests with the…
  • Aug 6

    Parental Conflict After Divorce and an Interview with Dr. Max Wachtel.

    Parental Conflict After Divorce and an Interview with Dr. Max Wachtel.
    There is so much emphasis placed on the goal of “no conflict” parenting today. But is the elimination of parental conflict after separation or divorce realistic? Especially after a father and mother have gone through a bitter…
Rank this Week: 4791

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: 1789

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/
  • 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…
  • Aug 4

    Finding Fault On-line in a No-Fault State

    Finding Fault On-line in a No-Fault State
    Iowa is a "no fault" state.  Generally, this means that the conduct of either party leading up to the divorce cannot be used as a factor in awarding a property settlement or alimony.  The conduct…
Rank this Week: 741

International Family Law

International Family Law

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

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

    Prenuptial Agreements in Japan

    Prenuptial Agreements in Japan
    ByJeremy MorleyWe have represented many international clients who have entered into marriage contracts or prenuptial agreements with Japanese spouses. We always work in collaboration with Japanese counsel in such matters as appropriate and as…
  • Aug 28

    Beware of Child Abduction to Egypt

    Beware of Child Abduction to Egypt
    Mum trapped in Egypt with no way out after rescuing abducted daughter Samantha Landy Herald Sun August 26, 2014 8:48PM A MELBOURNE woman who travelled to violence-plagued Egypt to rescue her abducted daughter has been trapped in the country…
  • Aug 28

    THE STRATEGIC INTERNATIONAL DIVORCE PLANNING PROCESS

    THE STRATEGIC INTERNATIONAL DIVORCE PLANNING PROCESS
    byJeremy D. MorleyPeople with assets and international connections who are contemplating a divorce, as well as the spouses of such people, should first consult us for Strategic International Divorce Planning advice. Here is what we do…
Rank this Week: 1081

New Jersey Divorce and Family…

New Jersey Divorce and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers family and divorce law. By The Law Office of James P. Yudes, P.C.

http://www.newjerseydivorcelawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Contempt Proceedings – Consequences of Violating a Restraining Order…

    Contempt Proceedings – Consequences of Violating a Restraining Order…
    The attorneys in this office, including myself, have written various blog posts concerning domestic violence, restraining orders, and the like.  However, no time has been dedicated to the aftermath of restraining orders and the possible…
  • Aug 25

    Court Addresses Whether Failure To Seek Psychological Services for Suicidal Teen Constitutes Abuse and Neglect

    Court Addresses Whether Failure To Seek Psychological Services for Suicidal Teen Constitutes Abuse and Neglect
    The Family Court handles divergent case types. Although most people think the issues handled by Family Part judges relate to divorce, the reach of the family court is far broader. Many of the controversies resolved by the court deal with…
  • Aug 18

    What’s In a Name?

    What’s In a Name?
    In representing a divorce client, one’s inquiry and representation is primarily focused in the major issues in controversy such as the custody of minor children, alimony and child support, the equitable distribution property, and…
Rank this Week: 4542

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/
  • Aug 29

    Welcome Back

    Welcome Back
                  As the first full week of classes comes to a close, we would like to take this opportunity to welcome everyone, from the new first year students to the fourth year evening students, back…
  • Aug 25

    Weekly Round-Up: August 25th, 2014

    Weekly Round-Up: August 25th, 2014
    Public Health/Contraception & Health Insurance – New Federal Rules: The Affordable Care Act provision requiring health insurance coverage for contraception has been the source of ongoing controversy. Some religious nonprofits,…
  • Aug 18

    Weekly Round-Up: August 18th, 2014

    Weekly Round-Up: August 18th, 2014
    The Rise of Financial Elder Abuse: A recent study by Weill Cornell Medical College and published on July 30, 2014 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine found that “1 in 20 adults will be affected by financial abuse after they turn…
Rank this Week: 4520

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
  • Aug 29

    Checklist of questions whose answers can derail a custody or visitation case

    Checklist of questions whose answers can derail a custody or visitation case
    I tried a custody case last month in which I learned a few weeks prior to trial that my client was using marijuana approximately once a month. What had previously seemed a strong case for custody no longer was. While many of the issues that…
  • Aug 28

    Supreme Court changes Family Court 365 day benchmark administrative order

    Supreme Court changes Family Court 365 day benchmark administrative order
    On August 27, 2014 the South Carolina Supreme Court issued an administrative order superseding the May 9, 2006 order that set the 365 day benchmark to dispose of family court cases. The new order is more detailed and provides guidance to…
  • Aug 28

    Can judges stop attorneys from communicating their rulings to litigants?

    Can judges stop attorneys from communicating their rulings to litigants?
    I occasionally see or hear of family court judges issuing instructions for orders but asking attorneys not to reveal their ruling to their clients until the order is signed and filed. These judges’ rationale is that, until the order is…
Rank this Week: 759

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
  • Aug 29

    Don’t Let Immigration Status Sabotage Your Client’s Sentence

    Don’t Let Immigration Status Sabotage Your Client’s Sentence
    The following is a guest blog post by Norton Tooby, who has a national law practice in Oakland, California, providing expert consultation and representation on immigration consequences of criminal convictions, post-conviction relief, and…
  • Aug 27

    5 Rules to Minimize Expert Contamination

    5 Rules to Minimize Expert Contamination
    Attorneys risk expert contamination when they provide information to an expert about a case. Although you need to discuss the case candidly and openly with your expert, you don’t want to contaminate the expert with information on the…
  • Aug 25

    What to Do about an Incompetent Interpreter

    What to Do about an Incompetent Interpreter
    A witness who would otherwise be incompetent because he or she can’t understand or speak English can be made effectively competent by using an interpreter. But what happens when the interpreter is accused of being incompetent? Dealing…
Rank this Week: 2473

Family-In-Law

Family-In-Law

Family law trends in Minnesota and across the country. By Michael Boulette.

http://family-in-law.com/
  • Aug 29

    Turning Back the Clock-What Time is the Right Time for Custody Modifications?

    Turning Back the Clock-What Time is the Right Time for Custody Modifications?
    The past two weeks have offered no lack of Round-Up worthy cases, but a real lack of time as I prepare for three upcoming speaking ... The post Turning Back the Clock-What Time is the Right Time for Custody Modifications? appeared first on…
  • Aug 20

    More on Fraudulent Transfers and Divorce

    More on Fraudulent Transfers and Divorce
    I confess, with Citizens Bank of Norwood Young American v. Brown behind me, I thought I could breath easy–or at least take a breather–on the ... The post More on Fraudulent Transfers and Divorce appeared first on Family-In-Law.
  • Aug 15

    Breathing Life Into Old Spousal Maintenance Awards (Case Law Round-Up 8/11/14)

    Breathing Life Into Old Spousal Maintenance Awards (Case Law Round-Up 8/11/14)
    “[T]he existence of arrears should not be utilized as a defibrillator to breathe life into a non-existent award…” So the Round-Up has been on hold ... The post Breathing Life Into Old Spousal Maintenance Awards (Case Law…
Rank this Week: 4548

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Aug 29

    The show must go on...

    The show must go on...
    Well, it's been a strange day. At about 6pm last night we had a complete web outage which, it seems, will not be fixed until Monday, at the earliest. At first, of course, I fell into a panic, wondering how on Earth I would manage. Gradually,…
  • Aug 28

    Family Lore Clinic: Can you include debts on a consent order?

    Family Lore Clinic: Can you include debts on a consent order?
    Due to Google encrypted search stripping out keyword search information I don't get to know many of the questions people ask that lead them to Family Lore these days, and hence I don't do many of these Family Lore Clinic posts. However,…
  • Aug 22

    A little holiday reading...

    A little holiday reading...
    Whilst I have been taking a bit of a break this week from blogging on Family Lore, I have still been writing for Marilyn Stowe's Family Law & Divorce Blog. My posts there include:Who needs the law anyway? - What would happen without a…
Rank this Week: 258

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/
  • Aug 29

    What are extraordinary circumstances in New York child custody and guardianship cases?

    What are extraordinary circumstances in New York child custody and guardianship cases?
    Previously, I have touched upon the rights of grandparents and non-parents in child custody and visitation or parenting time cases against parents in New York.  In my years of practice in New York City, the surrounding areas, and as a…
  • Aug 20

    How are Juvenile Delinquency proceedings treated in New York?

    How are Juvenile Delinquency proceedings treated in New York?
    Juvenile delinquency cases are handled in the New York Family Courts.  If a child is determined to be a juvenile delinquent, the court is there to issue an order that not only is designed protect the community, but is also there to…
  • Aug 15

    New York Divorce Trials and Evidence Rule

    New York Divorce Trials and Evidence Rule
    Trials and hearings, in New York divorces, can be on the topics of grounds, custody, support and equitable distribution.  While the majority of cases settle prior to trial, many trials are still necessary on some or all of the…
Rank this Week: 4554

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Covers developments in Tennessee family law.

http://herstontennesseefamilylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1696

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

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

    Video: Cordell & Cordell News - August 29, 2014

    Video: Cordell & Cordell News - August 29, 2014
    DadsDivorce and MensDivorce as well as their sponsor, Cordell & Cordell, present a news video for the week of August 29, 2014.This week, Cordell & Cordell Principal Partner Joseph Cordell talked about the…
  • Aug 28

    4 Beliefs that Can Turn Divorce into a Nightmare

    4 Beliefs that Can Turn Divorce into a Nightmare
    Divorce rituals change from culture to culture and over time. In some areas of Japan, couples write their separation wishes on paper and flush them down the toilet, along with the marriage. In the United States, changes in our belief…
  • Aug 27

    Ex's Parents Want Shared Parenting Rights - How Do I Prevent This?

    Ex's Parents Want Shared Parenting Rights - How Do I Prevent This?
    Question:My ex has a children's services case in which it states that she is not allowed to have physical contact with our two children. Originally, we had a shared parenting plan in the divorce, so she's now requesting that her parents…
Rank this Week: 179

HeyAnnette

HeyAnnette

Covers Arizona family law. By Annette T. Burns.

http://heyannette.com/blog/
  • Aug 28

    Parent Transition Reports, Part II

    Parent Transition Reports, Part II
    As a follow up to my last post on Parent Communication/ Transition Reports, here are some examples of straightforward News or Transition Reports that would likely be helpful to the other parent. Notice that these are straightforward, give…
  • Aug 27

    Parent Communication/ Transition Report

    Parent Communication/ Transition Report
    More and more Maricopa County parenting time orders are including a provision that the parents exchange a “Child News Report”, “Weekly Report”, or “Transition Report” about the children who are traveling…
  • Aug 17

    Books for Parent

    Books for Parent
    Here are the books about co-parenting I recommend most recently for people who want general information about co-parenting following divorce or separation of the parents: Parenting After Divorce: A Guide to Resolving Conflicts and Meeting…
Rank this Week: 3971

Mississippi Family Lawyer Blog

Mississippi Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.mississippifamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    A Way Out: Habitual Cruel and Inhuman Treatment as Grounds for Divorce in Mississippi

    A Way Out: Habitual Cruel and Inhuman Treatment as Grounds for Divorce in Mississippi
    When a client seeks my counsel about divorce in Mississippi and I ask them why he or she wants a divorce, in several cases, the response is surprisingly consistent: "We argue all the time" or "He or she is mean and rude to me." During the…
  • Aug 25

    Equal Fault: Recrimination as a Defense Against Fault-Based Divorce

    Equal Fault: Recrimination as a Defense Against Fault-Based Divorce
    One of the things that I have learned from my experience as a divorce attorney in Mississippi is that divorce is defendable. Some clients that retain my services are still in love with their spouse and genuinely want their marriage to work…
  • Aug 12

    Equitable Distribution & Property Division in Mississippi

    Equitable Distribution & Property Division in Mississippi
    Along with custody disputes, the division of marital property is often a source of contention for many couples seeking divorce. Depending on the duration of the marriage, the amount of property acquired will fluctuate. But generally, the…
Rank this Week: 4154

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
  • Aug 28

    What are requests for admission?

    What are requests for admission?
    Requests for admission are discovery requests under the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that request an opposing party in a lawsuit admit or deny a stated admission. Requests for admission are permitted…
  • Aug 27

    Nurse fired for not praying the Rosary with patient and loses religious discrimination suit

    Nurse fired for not praying the Rosary with patient and loses religious discrimination suit
    That’s right. The federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently decided in Nobach v. Woodland Village Nursing Center, Inc. that a Jehovah’s Witness who refused to pray the Rosary with a Catholic patient and was fired for her…
  • Aug 25

    Planning for a QDRO in your divorce

    Planning for a QDRO in your divorce
    During the asset division in a Texas divorce, an employer-sponsored retirement plan may be subject to the property division. Texas follows the community property rules, which distinguishes between property acquired during the marriage as…
Rank this Week: 1315

ABC Family Law Blog

ABC Family Law Blog

Covers Florida family law. By the Law Firm of Adam B. Cordover, P.A.

http://abcfamilyblog.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 28

    Tampa Same Sex Divorce Case First DOMA Challenge Certified to Florida Supreme Court

    Tampa Same Sex Divorce Case First DOMA Challenge Certified to Florida Supreme Court
    Can two women who were married in Massachusetts but now are residents of Florida divorce in Florida?  That is the question that my Tampa client and her wife were looking to have answered in the affirmative.  The trial judge…
  • Aug 23

    Florida Family Law: Mandatory Disclosure

    Florida Family Law: Mandatory Disclosure
    When you file and serve a petition in a Florida family law case that involves financial issues such as child support, alimony, or the division of property in debts, a clock starts ticking.  Within 45 days of the initial pleadings…
  • Aug 16

    Florida Bar Family Law Section Moves To File Brief In Same Sex Divorce Appeal

    Florida Bar Family Law Section Moves To File Brief In Same Sex Divorce Appeal
    The Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, representing over 4,000 attorneys and affiliate members, has decided to file a brief in a divorce appeal in favor of the right of same sex spouses in Florida to divorce.  The Family…
Rank this Week: 853

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/
  • Aug 28

    Do Rapists have Child Custody Rights?

    Do Rapists have Child Custody Rights?
    In seventeen states and Washington, D.C., there is no law that explicitly restricts the parental rights of men that have children through rape.  This has created quite a legal issue as seen in the case below. Case of Parental…
  • Aug 26

    Standard of Living Considered For Spousal Maintenance

    Standard of Living Considered For Spousal Maintenance
    Spousal maintenance is an issue that frequently comes up during a divorce.  It is commonly referred to as alimony and consists of one spouse making frequent payments to the other spouse as ordered by the courts. In a…
  • Aug 21

    Child Support Awarded to American Idol Runner-Up Clay Aiken

    Child Support Awarded to American Idol Runner-Up Clay Aiken
    After an extensive amount of time in the courts, it was decided in July of 2014 that Clay Aiken, former runner-up on American Idol, is to receive child support from his five-year-old son’s mother. In 2008, Aiken and his then best…
Rank this Week: 4609

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/
  • Aug 28

    “Gold digger” panda plays her human masters for extra treats and pampering

    “Gold digger” panda plays her human masters for extra treats and pampering
    Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “What rules are there for Father’s Right in NC?”   A Canadian man may have thought his girlfriend’s…
  • Aug 26

    Elder law clinic confirms spike in elder divorces, explores cause

    Elder law clinic confirms spike in elder divorces, explores cause
    Charlotte Divorce Attorney Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question ” I’m considering separating from my spouse; what actions should I refrain from doing?”   Larry Weiser, the director of…
  • Aug 21

    Special considerations for couples older than 50 divorcing

    Special considerations for couples older than 50 divorcing
    Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question ” Is there some property that the judge cannot divide?”   It used to be that if a couple made it far enough down the…
Rank this Week: 2724

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
  • Aug 28

    September and Standard Possession Order in Texa

    September and Standard Possession Order in Texa
    Okay, we have a lot to talk about for the upcoming month of September and standard possession in Texas as it gets off to a tricky start. The kids are back at school and we are entering our post summer routine.  This would be a…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3062

Maryland Divorce Legal Crier

Maryland Divorce Legal Crier

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

http://mddivorcelawyers.com/legalcrier
  • Aug 28

    Divorce Selfie

    Divorce Selfie
    Chris Gayomali reports that, shortly after their divorce, Keith Hinson and Michelle Knight of Florida took a picture of themselves, smiling and holding their divorce decree outside the courtroom. They posted it to Instagram with the caption,…
  • Aug 27

    Four Prescriptions for a Happy Marriage

    Four Prescriptions for a Happy Marriage
    John Gottman says there are just four prescriptions for a happy marriage: Turn toward your partner (both physically and psychologically). Say positive things. Celebrate the hard times you’ve been through. Look at the Goldfinch (look if…
  • Aug 7

    Want a Divorce? Maybe You’re Just Hungry

    Want a Divorce? Maybe You’re Just Hungry
    Boca Divorce Attorney Jodi Furr Colton brought my attention to a Psychology Today study that correlates heightened aggression between spouses with their blood sugar. The researchers gave 107 married couples voodoo dolls and pins for 21…
Rank this Week: 950

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

By Alan Robert Burton.

http://www.bocaratondivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Does a Stepparent Have Visitation Rights?

    Does a Stepparent Have Visitation Rights?
    Imagine the following scenario: A woman with a one-year-old daughter marries a man who is not the biological father of her child. The stepfather takes an active role in parenting the little girl and considers her to be his own child. The…
  • Aug 25

    The Role of Alcohol-Related Allegations in Family Case

    The Role of Alcohol-Related Allegations in Family Case
    Alcohol abuse on the part of a spouse or parent may often lead to divorce, custody battles, or other events that may lead you into family court. Alcohol abuse, however, may cause unique issues to develop in your family law case, and it is…
  • Aug 21

    Divorcing Spouses Should Stay Off Social Networking Site

    Divorcing Spouses Should Stay Off Social Networking Site
    In previous decades, divorcing spouses may have hired private detectives or other surveillance to catch their spouses in lies or questionable behavior. In recent years, however, such resources have become almost unnecessary since many…
Rank this Week: 3153

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

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

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Aug 28

    Transparency Project is GO!

    Transparency Project is GO!
    You may recall my musings on transparency some months ago, here : Proto-Manifesto. Well, the Transparency Project is now live. Lots to do, lots to think about. Exciting, daunting etc…. web : www.transparencyproject.org.uk …
  • Aug 20

    Hashtag keepitoutofcourt

    Hashtag keepitoutofcourt
    I’ve noticed that the MoJ twitter account has a fondness for the hashtag #keepitoutofcourt *. So they will no doubt be doubly pleased today. Firstly, because in an innovative new form of Non Court Dispute Resolution that really does…
  • Aug 17

    Views both sought and offered

    Views both sought and offered
    The thirteenth View is with us. Just in case anyone was wondering what was the significance of last week’s shower or unheralded attachments and zip files – View the Thirteenth explains all. And there is more Transparency up for…
Rank this Week: 1011

Next Phase Legal Blog

Next Phase Legal Blog

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

http://nextphaselegal.com/blog/
  • Aug 27

    Market Basket Blue

    Market Basket Blue
    The Market Basket fiasco has dominated Massachusetts news this summer.   It also provides a magnificent example of how NOT to resolve a business dispute. A boardroom battle was transformed into a public spectacle with employees and…
  • Aug 13

    Child Support Modification

    Child Support Modification
    To Maura, it seemed like her ex-husband tried to lower his child support payments whenever the weather changed; and when he did pay, he was usually late. Maura divorced Carl two years ago but just received his fourth Complaint for…
  • Aug 13

    Mediation Leads to Success for Parent

    Mediation Leads to Success for Parent
    Sarah and Mark had three kids – all under the age of 11. Despite counseling, their 16-year relationship had deteriorated over the years. Neither parent wanted to want to expose the children to the frequent arguing, so they agreed it was…
Rank this Week: 4818

The Divorce Blog

The Divorce Blog

Covers divorce and family law news. By Kevin W. Chern.

http://www.totaldivorce.com/blog
  • Aug 27

    Neil Young Files for Divorce

    Neil Young Files for Divorce
    After 36 years of marriage, Canadian rock legend Neil Young has filed for divorce from his wife Pegi. Young, 68, filed a petition for dissolution of marriage in his hometown of San Mateo, California, on July 29th. The couple met in 1974 at a…
  • Aug 20

    Divorce For Transgender Marriage

    Divorce For Transgender Marriage
    Last week, courts in both Arizona and California ruled that marriages of two transgender men were valid and that they can, in fact, get divorced. Thomas Beatie, 40, was born female and in 1997 he underwent assessment to determine his…
  • Aug 12

    Duchovny and Leoni Divorce

    Duchovny and Leoni Divorce
    After a marriage spanning seventeen years, actor David Duchovny and actress Tea Leoni are officially divorcing. Duchovny, most recently noted for his work on Showtime’s “Californication, “filed documents with New York in…
Rank this Week: 791

New York Family Law Blog

New York Family Law Blog

Covers family law topics. Published by New York attorney, Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkfamilylawblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    Defendant Proposes to Dismiss Case Under DRL 230

    Defendant Proposes to Dismiss Case Under DRL 230
    A New York Family Lawyer said that, plaintiff commenced this divorce action via summons with notice. Prior to serving the summons with notice, Plaintiff moves for an Order authorizing an alternative method of service, for custody, child…
  • Aug 5

    Court Looks at Whether Respondent may be Subject of a Summary Licensee Proceeding

    Court Looks at Whether Respondent may be Subject of a Summary Licensee Proceeding
    A New York Family Lawyer said that, in January of 1989, the petitioner purchased a premises known as Pine brook Avenue, New York. A certified copy of the deed to the premises was offered into evidence, although the respondent concedes...
  • Aug 4

    Defendant Claims Lack of Subject Matter Jurisdiction

    Defendant Claims Lack of Subject Matter Jurisdiction
    A New York Family Lawyer said that, this is a proceeding under Section 890, subdivision 1 of the Code of Criminal Procedure against a father who is alleged to have neglected to provide for his wife and child according to...
Rank this Week: 1524

Dallas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Dallas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Texas family law issues. By Guest & Gray.

http://www.dallasdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    Equitable Reimbursement in Texa

    Equitable Reimbursement in Texa
    As a general rule in Texas, all property that you acquire during marriage is community property.  There are some exceptions in which property can be deemed one spouse’s separate property.  These are pretty basic concepts but…
  • Aug 20

    Why is the Other Side Asking for Attorney’s Fees? Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 47 Explained

    Why is the Other Side Asking for Attorney’s Fees? Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 47 Explained
    I frequently see parties involved in litigation who are furious at the other side for the things they have asked for in their paperwork. Most often this comes up in family law cases when children are involved and one side is asking the court…
  • Aug 14

    Violations of Temporary Orders, What Are Your Options?

    Violations of Temporary Orders, What Are Your Options?
    If you have a current pending divorce or suit affecting the parent-child relationship then you most likely have temporary orders in place.  If not, in most family law cases you do want to ensure that you have temporary orders granted by…
Rank this Week: 4115

The Legal Optimist

The Legal Optimist

By Rosie Brown.

http://legaloptimist.wordpress.com
  • Aug 27

    Do I have a right to counsel for probation violation proceedings?

    Do I have a right to counsel for probation violation proceedings?
    Yes, you do have a right to have an attorney for probation violation proceedings in the State of Tennessee. Tennessee Code Annotated § 40-35-311(b) provides that a defendant is entitled to be represented by counsel at a hearing on a…
  • Mar 27

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee
    Join Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty to obtain an adequate number of signatures to influence Governor Haslam’s political choices.  In short, Tennessee is slated to resume executing death row inmates this…
  • Mar 27

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee
    Join Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty to obtain an adequate number of signatures to influence Governor Haslam’s political choices.  In short, Tennessee is slated to resume executing death row inmates this…
Rank this Week: 4738

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Kollias & Giese.

http://www.dupagecountydivorcelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4911

Family Law Matters Blog

Family Law Matters Blog

Covers New York family law. By Deborah Hope Wayne.

http://www.familylawmatters-blog.com/
  • Aug 27

    Military Divorce: Considerations for a Peaceful Proce

    Military Divorce: Considerations for a Peaceful Proce
    I've written a few pieces on divorce and always tried to point out how the divorce process can be different for every couple, depending on their specific circumstances. With the amount of military families in America, it is also important to…
  • Aug 18

    Second Parent Adoption

    Second Parent Adoption
    Many people are aware of step-parent adoptions in which a person may legally adopt his or her spouse's children in order to become a legal parent. However, there is also an option for same-sex couples as well as non-married couples: second…
  • Aug 5

    As Less Couples Say "I Do," More Couples Opt for No-Nup

    As Less Couples Say "I Do," More Couples Opt for No-Nup
    I've blogged before about different elements of pre-nups and how to approach making one with your significant other. However, the focus of pre-nups is usually about opening up communication channels and building a foundation for a healthy…
Rank this Week: 4594

Updates in Michigan Family Law

Updates in Michigan Family Law

Covers adoption, annulment, child abuse, child custody and support, cohabitation, property division, domestic violence, divorce and separation. By Jeanne Hannah.

http://jeannehannah.typepad.com/blog_jeanne_hannah_traver/
  • Aug 27

    Post-nuptial Agreement Unenforceable | Against Public Policy

    Post-nuptial Agreement Unenforceable | Against Public Policy
    An Illinois appellate court affirmed a trial court ruling that a postnuptial agreement was unenforceable as against public policy where the agreement gave a third party “counselor” sole power to determine custody and other issues…
  • Aug 25

    Young Parents Struggle with Computerized Work Scheduling

    Young Parents Struggle with Computerized Work Scheduling
    The New York Times a typical last-minute scramble, Jannette Navarro, a 22-year-old Starbucks barista and single mother, scraped together a plan for surviving the month of July without setting off family or financial disaster.
  • Aug 24

    College Programs Available for Young Adults with Intellectual Challenge

    College Programs Available for Young Adults with Intellectual Challenge
    Over 200 United States universities have a program for people with intellectual disabilities, but the admissions are highly competitive. Every year more than one hundred people apply for fewer than 10 openings.
Rank this Week: 248

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Covers divorce and family law in Illinois.

http://www.divorce-attorney-illinois.com/
  • Aug 27

    If it’s a Boy, We Get Married? Babies, Gender Preference and Divorce

    If it’s a Boy, We Get Married? Babies, Gender Preference and Divorce
    A married couple finds themselves constantly fighting. They are unhappy with each other and unhappy with their relationship. Though they have considered a divorce, the wife is pregnant and the couple wants to try to stay together for the sake…
  • Aug 21

    Pet Custody: A Bone of Contention

    Pet Custody: A Bone of Contention
    A Carol Streams couple has been trying to divorce for two years. What is holding them up? It is not a dispute over who gets the house or whether spousal support should be paid. No, this dispute is all about their black Labrador, and…
  • Aug 14

    Think before You Post: Social Media Can Impact Family Law Case

    Think before You Post: Social Media Can Impact Family Law Case
    With the advent of social media, people have become comfortably used to sharing the intimate details of their lives. However, many forget that what gets posted online does not always stay online. Hence, there is a good chance that what a…
Rank this Week: 3324

NJ Family Issues

NJ Family Issues

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

http://www.kostrolaw.com/NJFamilyIssues
Rank this Week: 126