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Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Sep 29

    "Orange Is The New Black" Writer Files for Divorce

    "Orange Is The New Black" Writer Files for Divorce
    A writer for the popular HBO show "Orange Is The New Black", Lauren Morelli, has filed for divorce from her husband. Morelli realized while writing for the show that she was not content with her current relationship. She is now dating actress…
  • Sep 26

    Telling Others About Your Divorce

    Telling Others About Your Divorce
    Divorce is a process that does not necessarily end once the decision to get a divorce is made, or even after the divorce is finalized. From the moment a couple decide to begin the divorce procedure, telling people about the separation will…
  • Sep 25

    Right to Divorce Denied to Couple in Florida

    Right to Divorce Denied to Couple in Florida
    For many couples, the right to marry also involves the right for a couple to divorce. However, for some same sex married couples, the right to divorce is not so easily granted. Since many states do not yet recognize same-sex marriages,…
Rank this Week: 691

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
  • Sep 29

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

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

    Shameless plug for Co-Mediation CLE

    Shameless plug for Co-Mediation CLE
    My better half, Karen Klickstein-Forman, and I will be presenting on The Benefits of Co-Mediation for Family Court as part of the Mediation and Meeting Center of Charleston’s monthly breakfast. This CLE will take place on October 2,…
  • Sep 18

    Remedies for the evasive deposition witne

    Remedies for the evasive deposition witne
    Few areas of litigation practice are more frustrating than deposing an evasive, hostile or obnoxious witness. In the courtroom setting, a witness who acts these ways will be admonished by a judge to stop. If the witness continues that…
Rank this Week: 765

International Family Law

International Family Law

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

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

    There are Two Ways to Prepare for an International Divorce

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

    GPSOLO Magazine Article: Parental-Tug-Of-War

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

    Notes on Algeria and International Child Custody

    Notes on Algeria and International Child Custody
    Jeremy D. MorleyAlgeria is not a party to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.A well-publicized 2012 case of an abduction from New Zealand to Algeria demonstrated the difficulties of securing the return…
Rank this Week: 1080

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/
  • Sep 29

    What is an expert witness?

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

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

    Facebook service of process has come to the United States....
    Slate reported about the first time in the United States that service of process (ie, getting served) was allowed via Facebook. You may recall that I wrote about Facebook this is not likely to occur in Maryland.....six years later, maybe...
  • Sep 16

    Why Mediation?

    Why Mediation?
    You may have seen the news that Mark Sanford and his wife are attending mediation to help resolve their marital issues. Why choose mediation? For many couples, it can be a more humane, empowering and lower cost way to resolve...
Rank this Week: 1965

Just Families

Just Families

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

http://www.justfamilies.org/
  • Sep 29

    Spotlight: Professor Lisa Young, Australian Family Law Scholar

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

    Weekly Round-up September 29th, 2014

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

    Weekly Round-up September 22nd, 2014

    Weekly Round-up September 22nd, 2014
    It’s On Us – Campus Sexual Assault Prevention Campaign: On Friday, President Obama launched the It’s On Us Campaign, a campaign aimed at including the public in preventing on-campus sexual assaults. It calls on bystanders to…
Rank this Week: 4524

Houston Divorce Lawyer Blog

Houston Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers the divorce process. By Ramos Law Firm.

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

    3 Tips to Make Your Divorce as Easy as Possible

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

    5 Reasons Not to File for Divorce on Your Own

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

    Common Questions Preceding a Texas Divorce

    Common Questions Preceding a Texas Divorce
    Navigating a divorce is difficult and stressful. There are moments that may feel overwhelming, which is why it’s so crucial to have the top divorce lawyers on your side. As you go through this pivotal point in your life, you ……
Rank this Week: 3532

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

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

    Human Rights: A short post to redress the balance

    Human Rights: A short post to redress the balance
    This post is not directly about family law (save, of course, for Article 8), but I thought I should still say something about the current attacks upon human rights from certain ill-informed quarters. I have three things to say on the subject,…
  • Sep 26

    Join the debate

    Join the debate
    My small contribution this week to the liveliest place of family law debate around, i.e. Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog, includes:T (Children): A different type of case - A look at the recently-reported case of T…
  • Sep 24

    Yeah, right...

    Yeah, right...
    Simon Hughes: We want the best family justice - Ministry of Justice, 24th September 2014
Rank this Week: 259

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

By Alan Robert Burton.

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

    High Worth Divorces Can be Amicable

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

    Specifics of the Uncontested Divorce

    Specifics of the Uncontested Divorce
    When most people think of divorce, they may immediately think of long, drawn-out battles in court, with each spouse accusing the other of wrongdoing and fighting for every piece of property and custody of the children. However, the truth is…
  • Sep 24

    Pet Custody Disputes in your Florida Divorce

    Pet Custody Disputes in your Florida Divorce
    Many divorces involve heated custody battles regarding time-sharing with the children between the two parents. Florida law presumes that sharing time and fostering a relationship with both parents is in the best interest of the children,…
Rank this Week: 3162

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 29

    Divorce for Amber Rose

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

    Telephonic Witnesses in a Court Hearing

    Telephonic Witnesses in a Court Hearing
    When Mother filed for divorce from Father, the parties' daughter was living with Mother, and the parties' son was living with Father. Both parties sought custody of their son. During trial, Mother's witness was her son's guidance counselor,…
  • Sep 24

    Child Custody Issue: Name Change of the Child

    Child Custody Issue: Name Change of the Child
    Stacy McMahon (McMahon) and Melanie White Wirick (Wirick), formerly Melanie White, were the biological parents of Addison Grace White (Addison). McMahon and Wirick were never married. When Addison reached school age, the parties agreed that…
Rank this Week: 476

Alabama Divorce & Family Law…

Alabama Divorce & Family Law Attorney Blog

Covers Alabama divorce and family law issues. By Steven D. Eversole.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Amicable vs. Messy Divorce? For Children, it May Not Matter
    Psychologists, family counselors, judges, and many lawyers will often discuss the benefits of an amicable divorce. Collaborative divorce is a growing area of family law allowing divorcing couples to negotiate their settlement and come to…
Rank this Week: 1167

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
  • Sep 29

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

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

    Coordinate Your Discovery Method

    Coordinate Your Discovery Method
    Often you can use more than one discovery method to get the same facts or evidence. You can take a pick-and-choose approach to your methodology, or better yet, use a coordinated approach that aims multiple discovery methods at the same…
  • Sep 24

    10 Tips for Drafting a Parenting Plan

    10 Tips for Drafting a Parenting Plan
    When parents don’t agree on a child custody issue, the parenting plan is the tiebreaker. Given this power, family law attorneys need to draft parenting plans with the utmost care to make sure that uncertainty and ambiguity don’t…
Rank this Week: 2460

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

Covers family law in South Carolina.

http://www.scfamilylaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 29

    What to Do If You Are Served with Divorce Papers?

    What to Do If You Are Served with Divorce Papers?
    Going through a divorce is stressful. Getting served with divorce pleadings can be scary – and if you weren’t expecting them, it can be downright disorienting. However, it doesn’t have to be that way, and this article will…
  • Sep 25

    How Is Alimony Calculated in South Carolina?

    How Is Alimony Calculated in South Carolina?
    How is alimony calculated in South Carolina? It sounds like a simple question, but sadly there’s not a simple answer in our state. The reason is that there are no clear guidelines for alimony awards in South Carolina. Instead,…
  • Sep 24

    Spartanburg Family Law Attorneys Speaking at Hot Tips Seminar

    Spartanburg Family Law Attorneys Speaking at Hot Tips Seminar
    Spartanburg family law attorneys Ben & Jenny Stevens are both speaking at 2014 Hot Tips from the Coolest Domestic Law Practitioners this Friday, September 26, 2014. This seminar is the South Carolina Bar‘s premier family…
Rank this Week: 4494

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Covers developments in Tennessee family law.

http://herstontennesseefamilylaw.com/
  • Sep 29

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

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

    Photo of the Week: Smoky Mountain Black Bear

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

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

    TN Supreme Court Clarifies Scope of Review for Telephonic Testimony in Divorce: Kelly v. Kelly
    Facts: A more detailed summary of the underlying facts of this case and my analysis of the 2-1 decision from the Court of Appeals can be found here in my blog post on that opinion. The short version is the trial court in…
Rank this Week: 1692

Linda's Law Blog

Linda's Law Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Homework is a shared responsibility

    Homework is a shared responsibility
    Most children, especially young children, need the help and guidance of their parents to timely and appropriately complete their homework assignments.  This is especially true for long term, larger-scale projects, as children learn the…
Rank this Week: 1587

Rochester Family Lawyer Blog

Rochester Family Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Tracing Method of Dividing Defined Contribution Retirement Asset

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

    Temporary Maintenance and Payment of Additional Expenses by Monied Spouse

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

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

    Standard of Living, Diminished Income, Spousal Maintenance and Child Support
    The courts in New York have had some difficulty dealing with situations were a claim of recently diminished income has been presented to the court in response to a temporary spousal support application. In most situations, the courts would…
Rank this Week: 1202

Pennsylvania Family Law

Pennsylvania Family Law

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

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

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

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

    IS COLLEGE PLANNING A CONTRADICTION IN TERMS

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

    A HOUSING TAKE VIEWED FROM ONE STREET

    A HOUSING TAKE VIEWED FROM ONE STREET
    We periodically report on macro trends in housing prices because our clients typically have a lot of their wealth invested in their homes.  And each time we have a case, one of the questions that comes about is:  Stay or go? We…
Rank this Week: 1320

The History of Custody Law

The History of Custody Law

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

http://tomjameslaw.com/blog/category/history-of-custody-law-2/
  • Sep 28

    Covenant marriage

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

    Should no-fault divorce be abolished?

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

    Custody law reform: letting the child decide

    Custody law reform: letting the child decide
    The suggestion is sometimes made that custody decisions should not be based on either parental rights or a judge’s opinions about what is best for a child. Instead, children should be empowered to make their own choices as to custody.…
Rank this Week: 4439

Australian Divorce Blog

Australian Divorce Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Visit to an old friend opposed to domestic violence

    Visit to an old friend opposed to domestic violence
    Last night I was lucky enough to call in an old friend who was recovering from major surgery. Her prospects are good, thankfully.Visiting her made me reflect as to how long it has been that I have been involved with domestic violence. This is…
Rank this Week: 632

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Sep 27

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

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

    Custody Rights If Given to Mother-in-Law

    Custody Rights If Given to Mother-in-Law
    Question:If we give full custody to my wife’s mother and we happen to divorce, can my mother-in-law give fully custody back to my wife or make me pay all of the child support? Answer:While I am not licensed tRead More...
  • Sep 23

    Truck Driver, Unpredictable Schedule & Parenting Time with Son

    Truck Driver, Unpredictable Schedule & Parenting Time with Son
    Question:I am a truck driver and am divorced with a son. In the court agreement, it said that I could see him every other weekend. However, because of my changing work schedule, I am not always in town on weekends.Verbally, my ex and I had…
Rank this Week: 179

Long Island Family Law and…

Long Island Family Law and Mediation Blog

Covers family law and mediation. By Law Office Of Darren M. Shapiro.

http://www.longislandfamilylawandmediation.com/
  • Sep 27

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

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

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

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

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

    Children’s Statements and Hearsay Exceptions in New York Divorce and Family Law
    An out of court statement offered for the truth of the matter asserted is hearsay under the evidence rules and are not admissible at a trial or hearing, unless they fall under a hearsay exception. This blog is intended to help give an…
Rank this Week: 4539

Family Law & Divorce Information…

Family Law & Divorce Information in Houston, Texas

By Busby & Associates.

http://busby-lee.com/familylawblog
  • Sep 27

    How to lose in Harris County divorce court

    How to lose in Harris County divorce court
    MichaelHow to lose in Harris County divorce court Well now, that is a first, is it not.  How many lawyers are going to tell you how to lose. You generally lose when a combination of the following events occur: 1. You fail to show up at…
  • Sep 25

    How to prepare for your child custody trial

    How to prepare for your child custody trial
    MichaelHow to prepare for your child custody trial At the start of this article, I would like  to say that if you are preparing for an hearing in which child support is an issue, but not who determines the primary residence of your…
  • Sep 22

    Houston divorce lawyer has marriage Counselors Referral

    Houston divorce lawyer has marriage Counselors Referral
    MichaelHouston divorce lawyer has marriage Counselors Referral Busby & Associates firm have divorced relatively 4,000 couples in the past 14 years. If you feel your marriage is on the rocks Our intentions are not to break families,…
Rank this Week: 2371

New Jersey Divorce and Family…

New Jersey Divorce and Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newjerseydivorcelawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 26

    A Promise Is A Promise

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

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

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

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

    New Jersey Governor Signs Alimony Reform Bill Making Significant Changes to New Jersey Alimony Law
    This week New Jersey Governor Christie signed bill A845, which substantially reforms alimony law in the State of New Jersey.   One of the most significant changes to existing alimony statute, N.J.S.A. 2A:34-23(b), in this State is that…
Rank this Week: 4498

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

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

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

    Understanding the Changes for Powers of Attorney in Pennsylvania

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

    Pipelines and Eminent Domain

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

    Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Lowers Fee for Gaming License

    Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Lowers Fee for Gaming License
    The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board announced yesterday that it was lowering the license fee for a tavern gaming license from $2,000 to $500.  It’s safe to assume that the PLCB has had to take a long hard look at its tavern…
Rank this Week: 1007

Michigan Divorce Lawyers Blog

Michigan Divorce Lawyers Blog

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

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

    Spousal Support: should it be awarded in your case?

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

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

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

    Best Interest Factors: What are they?

    Best Interest Factors: What are they?
    Whether the court is determining the initial child custody order, or modifying the order after a judgment has been entered, they will consider the "best interest factors." The best interest factors help the referee or judge determine what…
Rank this Week: 4279

Riverside County Family Law Blog

Riverside County Family Law Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Are SUPPORT Orders SUSPENDED If Spouses RECONCILE and Resume Living Together?
    Q. Last year I filed for divorce after my wife moved out with our twin daughters. My wife took me to Court and got orders for child support for our twins, and spousal support. Since then, we've decided to try marital counseling, and she and…
Rank this Week: 1907

electronic divorce attorney

electronic divorce attorney

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

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

    Active Military Duty Mom Loses Custody via Court of Appeal

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

    Family Pressure: When the Pot Boils Over

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

    The Economics of Child Support

    The Economics of Child Support
    DHS Director Maura CorriganThe Michigan Auditor General gave a high grade to the arm of the state bureaucracy responsible for collecting and distributing child support.  In the two year audit period billions in child support dollars were…
Rank this Week: 2092

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

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

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Sep 26

    Who to follow : The Precedent or the President?

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

    Performing Dog

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

    Information Commissioner v Fat Controller

    Information Commissioner v Fat Controller
    This week was a week of altogether too much train travel and Friday took the biscuit. (NB : This is a bit woe is me. I feel much better now…) Care brief (legal aid) for client who needs continuity of counsel. Distant court at…
Rank this Week: 1002

Updates in Michigan Family Law

Updates in Michigan Family Law

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

http://jeannehannah.typepad.com/blog_jeanne_hannah_traver/
  • Sep 25

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

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

    Disorder in the Court | A Custody Hearing Gone Bad

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

    Gmail Accounts Compromised by Russian Hackers | How to Fix Thi

    Gmail Accounts Compromised by Russian Hackers | How to Fix Thi
    Two lawyers on the State Bar of Michigan Family Law Listserv alerted members to a serious problem with Gmail today. This news and their advice is something I want to pass along to my readers. Email security is always imperative, especially…
Rank this Week: 253

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.sandiegodivorceattorneysblog.com/
  • Sep 25

    Kris Jenner Files for Divorce

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

    Ways to Value Your Home During a Divorce Buyout

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

    Getting the Kids Back to School for Newly Divorced Parent

    Getting the Kids Back to School for Newly Divorced Parent
    The beginning of a new school year is an exciting and stressful time for children and their parents. Parents are worried about getting their children clothes for the cooler season, school supplies for new classes, and making sure they get…
Rank this Week: 2102

Charlotte Divorce Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers North Carolina divorce, child custody and child support issues. By Arnold & Smith.

http://www.charlottedivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 25

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

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

    Subscribe to our quarterly newsletter Legal Matters today!

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

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

    Rape victim must pay child support, may or may not get to meet his daughter
    Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “How is the amount of child support decided in North Carolina?”   Nick Olivas said he was a lonely, 14-year-old kid…
Rank this Week: 2713

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
  • Sep 25

    Maryland Lowers Proof Required in Domestic Violence Case

    Maryland Lowers Proof Required in Domestic Violence Case
    by Nelson Garcia Effective October 1, 2014, Maryland will become the last state in the nation to relax the burden of proof required for victims of domestic violence to obtain a final court order for protection from domestic violence. Maryland…
  • Sep 23

    Celebrity Divorce New

    Celebrity Divorce New
    If you have been “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” on television, you will be interested to know that Kris Jenner filed divorce papers against Bruce Jenner yesterday in Los Angeles Superior Court, citing irreconcilable…
  • Sep 16

    Doctor Loses License for Failure to Pay Child Support

    Doctor Loses License for Failure to Pay Child Support
    The Maryland Board of Physicians has suspended the medical license of Rockville eye surgeon, Michael Duplessie, for failure to pay child support. Duplessie, however, has left the country and opened an office in Kuwait. Duplessie owes more…
Rank this Week: 946

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

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

http://www.massachusettsdivorcelawmonitor.com/
  • Sep 25

    How Are You Going to Pay for College?

    How Are You Going to Pay for College?
    Separated or divorced parents face unique challenges regarding the financial impact of preparing for and paying for their children to attend college. Luckily, there are ways to handle the situation without breaking the bank! Next week my firm…
  • Sep 23

    SJC Decision Regarding Parent Coordinators: What You Need to Know

    SJC Decision Regarding Parent Coordinators: What You Need to Know
    I was in my office last week when I heard shrieks of joy coming from down the hall. (We really should have a bell or something we ring for a big win – this yelling is so unprofessional.) My colleagues Sue Stenger, Francine…
  • Sep 17

    NFL Sheds Spotlight on Domestic Violence

    NFL Sheds Spotlight on Domestic Violence
    Hi there, I wrote a post in July on domestic violence referencing the Ray Rice situation. At that time I had only seen the first video showing the aftermath. The second video is even more shocking (viewer discretion advised). However, viewing…
Rank this Week: 1665

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois divorce law. From Michael Roe.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 25

    Law Office of Michael F. Roe's Illinois…

    Law Office of Michael F. Roe's Illinois Divorce Law Blog has once again, for 2014, been named a "Top 50 Divorce Law Blog" by Criminal Justice Degrees Schools, which annually analyzes and rates professional blogs. My approach to the…
  • Sep 25

    Kane County Divorce Lawyer: Managing Children in the Early Stages of Divorce

    Kane County Divorce Lawyer: Managing Children in the Early Stages of Divorce
    I had a conversation today with one of my new clients about how to manage the emotions of the minor children during the initial stages of the divorce. An article from Dennis Ortman is helpful and I have cited it...
  • Sep 23

    Notes from Forensic Forum: Parental Alienation

    Notes from Forensic Forum: Parental Alienation
    Notes from last week's Forensic Forum in Chicago: A most excellent program; cutting edge information and illuminating insights into managing PA cases. Dr. Warshak captured in two hours the important clinical and legal management issues with…
Rank this Week: 2042

The Divorce Blog

The Divorce Blog

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

http://www.totaldivorce.com/blog
  • Sep 25

    Kris and Bruce Jenner Divorce

    Kris and Bruce Jenner Divorce
    Kris Jenner has officially filed for divorce from Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner, ending their 23-year marriage. The documents were filed Monday, September 22 in the L.A. Superior Courthouse, citing irreconcilable differences. The filing…
  • Sep 5

    32 States Ask Supreme Court to Rule on Same-Sex Marriage

    32 States Ask Supreme Court to Rule on Same-Sex Marriage
    Following decisions made by several states this week, 32 states have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to rule upon the legality of same-sex marriage. Massachusetts filed a brief Thursday, along with fourteen states that allow gay marriage, asking…
  • Aug 27

    Neil and Pegi Young Divorce

    Neil and Pegi Young 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…
Rank this Week: 778

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: 421

New Jersey Family Law

New Jersey Family Law

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

http://www.njdivorceblog.typepad.com/
Rank this Week: 2257

Jackson White Family Law Blog

Jackson White Family Law Blog

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

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/arizona-family-law/blog/
  • Sep 25

    Kim’s Dreams of Adoption are Quickly Destroyed

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

    Deciding on a Name After the Divorce

    Deciding on a Name After the Divorce
    Many individuals get married and cannot wait to become the new “Mrs. So-and-so”. They go through the process of legally changing their name, and flaunt it around like the new rock located on their finger. While for many, this…
  • Sep 18

    Collaborative Divorce One Way to Avoid the Court

    Collaborative Divorce One Way to Avoid the Court
    In a recent article in the Wall Street Journal by Mike Miller, it gave some insight into receiving a collaborative divorce instead of going to the courts. The Facts about Collaborative Divorce Collaborative divorce began in the 1980s in…
Rank this Week: 4570

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

Divorce Strategy and Advice Blog

Divorce Strategy and Advice Blog

Helps women navigate the intricacies of divorce and save money along the way. By Helene Taylor.

http://heleneltaylor.com/blog/
  • Sep 24

    Why are most women scared of prenuptial agreements?

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

    Welcome

    Welcome
    Helene Taylor Website Landing Page from Helene Taylor on Vimeo.
  • Sep 6

    How to free your mind on a Friday night during your divorce

    How to free your mind on a Friday night during your divorce
    Open up my head and let me out. Dave Matthews When you’re getting divorced it’s so easy to be frazzled-fried by Friday night. How do I know? Because I’ve been a divorce attorney for two decades and I’m often…
Rank this Week: 850

Fort Lauderdale Divorce Lawyer…

Fort Lauderdale Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, custody, and child support. By Sandy T. Fox, P.A.

http://www.fortlauderdaledivorcelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1698

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Covers divorce and family law in Illinois.

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

    The Leading Causes behind Divorce

    The Leading Causes behind Divorce
    In a past study, findings showed that married women who had a stronger educational background than their husbands would be more likely to experience divorce. The statistics were based largely on the gendered stereotypes, which in the past led…
  • Sep 17

    New Law Strengthens Child Protective Service

    New Law Strengthens Child Protective Service
    This August, Governor Pat Quinn signed and put into effect Senate Bill 2909 and House Bill 5598, with the purpose of strengthening Illinois child protective services and providing more help to parents who have children suffering from…
  • Sep 10

    To Procreate or to Not Procreate: Whose Right is Most Valid?

    To Procreate or to Not Procreate: Whose Right is Most Valid?
    In recent years, assisted reproductive technology has progressed rapidly and has provided women and men the opportunity to become parents. In 1985, through this new reproductive technology, 260 babies were born to parents who otherwise would…
Rank this Week: 3320

Colorado Springs Divorce Attorney…

Colorado Springs Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers divorce, military divorce, child custody and legal separation in Colorado. By Gasper Law Group.

http://www.coloradospringsdivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 24

    Divorce – Child Support In Colorado

    Divorce – Child Support In Colorado
    By Jennifer L. Hochstein Attorney At Law The Gasper Law Group, PLLC CHILD SUPPORT The basic determination of child support is based upon a guideline which uses the parents’ combined adjusted gross income. The purpose of looking at the…
  • Jun 19

    Time flies when you’re getting divorced: how long will your divorce actually take?

    Time flies when you’re getting divorced: how long will your divorce actually take?
    By Brandon A. Prenger, Attorney The Gasper Law Group, PLLC One of the most commonly asked questions concerning a divorce is “how soon can I be divorced?” Everyone has heard the horror stories of a divorce that drags out for years.…
  • Jun 19

    Time flies when you’re getting divorced: how long will your divorce actually take?

    Time flies when you’re getting divorced: how long will your divorce actually take?
    By Brandon A. Prenger, AttorneyThe Gasper Law Group, PLLC One of the most commonly asked questions concerning a divorce is “how soon can I be divorced?” Everyone has heard the horror stories of a divorce that drags out for…
Rank this Week: 3393

Mississippi Family Lawyer Blog

Mississippi Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.mississippifamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 23

    Getting Back on Your Feet: Rehabilitative Alimony in Mississippi

    Getting Back on Your Feet: Rehabilitative Alimony in Mississippi
    As I explained in an earlier post, alimony is still alive in Mississippi, and it is definitely something a person should consider when contemplating a divorce. Again, when people hear the word "alimony" they typically think of permanent…
  • Sep 16

    Alimony is Still Alive in Mississippi

    Alimony is Still Alive in Mississippi
    When I talk with clients about divorce, I have heard many say "I understand there is no alimony in Mississippi." Many of these people show up in my office seeking help with a divorce, and unfortunately, they are mistaken because alimony is…
  • Sep 9

    Condoning Marital Misconduct Could Bar Divorce in Mississippi

    Condoning Marital Misconduct Could Bar Divorce in Mississippi
    I routinely deal with cases involving a spouse who wants a divorce because he or she learned that the other spouse cheated or committed some other type of marital misconduct. Often times, when a client hires me to help with a fault-based…
Rank this Week: 4144

Family Law Guy

Family Law Guy

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

http://familylawguy.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 23

    Gambling Winnings and Child Support

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

    Exercising Self-Help in Custody Case

    Exercising Self-Help in Custody Case
        Kathleen Aubain is in the Oneida County Jail in New York for violating a court order.  Aubain has a two and a half year old daughter, Isabellah Rose Campos with Eric Campos.  All three were living in Arizona.  Campos has custody of…
  • Aug 15

    Child Custody And Religion Again

    Child Custody And Religion Again
    We've got another child custody and religion case from New York, about, at least ostensibly,  what should happen when one parent, but not the other, decides to "change horses mid-stream" in terms of the child's religious…
Rank this Week: 2530

Orlando Divorce Blog

Orlando Divorce Blog

Covers family, divorce, or estate planning laws, cases and articles. By the Meddin Law Firm.

http://meddinlaw.com/orlando-divorce-blog/
  • Sep 23

    One shoe for me, one shoe for you-Nick Cannon’s $2 Mil Shoe

    One shoe for me, one shoe for you-Nick Cannon’s $2 Mil Shoe
    Nick Cannon wore a pair of shoes, estimated to cost 2 million dollars. We all know that he and his Wife, Mariah Carey, are in the process of getting a divorce. Now the comes the question, is Mariah entitled to one of those custom diamond…
  • Sep 23

    Nick Cannon’s $2 million dollar shoes and divorce

    Nick Cannon’s $2 million dollar shoes and divorce
    Nick Cannon wore a pair of shoes, estimated to cost 2 million dollars. We all know that he and his Wife, Mariah Carey, are in the process of getting a divorce. Now the question is, would Mariah have a 50% interest in those custom diamond…
  • Sep 18

    New Laws Restrict Thailand Surrogacy “Market”

    New Laws Restrict Thailand Surrogacy “Market”
    By Anna E. Meddin, Esq. Thailand gave many couples the opportunity to have a child through a surrogate mother. However, after the tragic story of “Gammy,” a baby who was left in Thailand because he was born with down-syndrome…
Rank this Week: 3765