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Llabona Law Blog

Llabona Law Blog

Covers Florida family law issues.

http://www.llabona.com/blog/
  • Aug 19

    Racism Concerns Stunt Domestic Adoption

    Racism Concerns Stunt Domestic Adoption
    Florida’s international adoption rates are on the upswing. While it’s welcome news for adoptive parents in Canada, the uptick is more worrisome in America. According to adoption officials, Floridian mothers – citing very…
  • Aug 9

    Florida Woman Fighting Same Sex Ban for Preventing Her Divorce

    Florida Woman Fighting Same Sex Ban for Preventing Her Divorce
    Marriage rights for homosexuals have been a hot topic for a number of years now. Florida, which fairly easily passed a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage back in 2008, has been dragged back into the fight by one Florida woman, but…
  • Aug 3

    Paying Child Support for a Grandchild?

    Paying Child Support for a Grandchild?
    A Florida grandmother recently found herself on the hook for thousands of dollars in child support, for a child that is not hers. Avon Park resident Vickie Holsey started having issues in July 2013, when a court order required her to pay…
Rank this Week: 3236

My Arizona Divorce Lawyer

My Arizona Divorce Lawyer

Provides analysis and commentary on family law matters in Arizona. By Gregg R. Woodnick, PLLC.

http://woodnicklaw.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 19

    Should I Get a Divorce?

    Should I Get a Divorce?
    Everyone experiences difficulties at various points in life. These concerns can be numerous and minor, few and severe, or any combination between. Families endure financial hardship, healthcare problems, emotional and psychological…
  • Aug 5

    Special Divorce Considerations for Physician

    Special Divorce Considerations for Physician
    After representing numerous doctors (and the spouses of doctors) in Arizona, we realized that physician divorces are different.  It is not that the law treats doctors uniquely.  It is that there are a host of considerations that are…
  • Aug 4

    Children Saved from a Hot Car

    Children Saved from a Hot Car
    It’s scary to think that anyone would leave their children locked in a car during the summer months. Recently, a Texas mother did just that. She went to get her hair cut at a salon and left her children in … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 922

Colorado Family Law Blog

Colorado Family Law Blog

Covers family law. By The Drexler Law Group, LLC.

http://www.coloradofamilylawblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    How Long Must I Wait?

    How Long Must I Wait?
    How Long Do I Have to Wait to Get a Divorce in Colorado? In Colorado, at least one spouse or partner in a civil union must be domiciled in Colorado for a minimum of 91 days prior to filing for a divorce.  In addition, the soonest a…
  • Jun 25

    Marijuana Lights Up Colorado Custody Battle

    Marijuana Lights Up Colorado Custody Battle
    With the passage of Colorado Amendment 64, adults over the age of 21 can legally possess up to an ounce of cannabis while traveling, can grow up to six cannabis plants (with a further restriction on maturity of the plants), and can legally…
  • Jun 25

    Marijuana Lights Up Colorado Custody Battle

    Marijuana Lights Up Colorado Custody Battle
    With the passage of Colorado Amendment 64, adults over the age of 21 can legally possess up to an ounce of cannabis while traveling, can grow up to six cannabis plants (with a further restriction on maturity of the plants), and can legally…
Rank this Week: 4908

King Law Offices Blog

King Law Offices Blog

Discusses traffic matters, family law, criminal law, wills and estate planning and personal injury law as it relates to North Carolina and South Carolina.

http://kinglawoffices.com/blog/
  • Aug 19

    How Facebook and Social Media Can Affect your Child Custody Case

    How Facebook and Social Media Can Affect your Child Custody Case
    The majority of people today are, in some way, linked in to social media. This allows families to keep in contact with each other like never before. However, in some child custody situations social media can pose a huge problem. Most child…
  • Aug 13

    NC Driving Privilege

    NC Driving Privilege
    A driving privilege is not always available if you have had your license revoked in North Carolina. The eligibility of obtaining a driving privilege depends on whether there is a charge or a conviction, and what type of charge or conviction…
  • Aug 7

    Types of Easements in North Carolina

    Types of Easements in North Carolina
    An affirmative easement is one that grants someone a right to use another’s land for some specific purpose. For example, if I grant my neighbor the right to use the path on my land to get to the pond on the other side, that is an…
Rank this Week: 4816

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Covers estate planning, HOA & condo associations and family law in North Carolina.

http://www.lawfirmrbs.com/blog/
  • Aug 19

    Help, Our HOA (or Condo) Needs Money!

    Help, Our HOA (or Condo) Needs Money!
    Community associations can become cash-strapped for a variety of reasons—unexpected large repairs, increased utility expenses, weather related emergencies, or simply years of poor planning.  Often the current board members are not…
  • Jul 8

    Legislative Update: Transfer of Special Declarant Rights Bill Adopted

    Legislative Update: Transfer of Special Declarant Rights Bill Adopted
    The N.C. General Assembly is about to wrap up its two-year legislative session, so bills are flying around.  In my legislative update of 2013 activity (www.lawfirmrbs.com/blog/nc-community-association-2013-legislative-roundup/), I noted…
  • Jul 1

    Declaration Amendments, Reasonableness & Original Intent: Wallach v. Linville Owners Association

    Declaration Amendments, Reasonableness & Original Intent: Wallach v. Linville Owners Association
    A case issued by the North Carolina Court of Appeals today suggests there are instances when an amendment to a Declaration (also known as Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions) has to pass an “original intent” test.   …
Rank this Week: 4712

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 19

    Child Custody Issues Arise Over Unborn Child

    Child Custody Issues Arise Over Unborn Child
    Former “The View” hostess Sherri Shepherd and husband Lamar Sally, are in the process of a brutal divorce. Like most divorces, included in the squabble is child custody. Things get tricky for the former hostess, because the child…
  • Aug 19

    NY Mother Arrested After Abandoning Child

    NY Mother Arrested After Abandoning Child
    Frankena Dabbs, a 20 year old mother, was put into custody after abandoning her baby. The woman pushed the child’s stroller onto Columbia Circle Stations platform, and then returned to the train. The 10 month old baby was found…
  • Aug 14

    Is Divorce Contagious?

    Is Divorce Contagious?
      For 12 years Jeffrey Meshel was lawfully wed, but he did not describe his marital status as happy. For several years in his marriage he referred to it as“cohabitation” rather than a loving and joyful relationship. The…
Rank this Week: 4608

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Aug 19

    California in Top 7 Worst States for Divorce

    California in Top 7 Worst States for Divorce
    In consideration of long waiting times and expensive filing fees, California is listed among the seven worst states in America to obtain a divorce. California paved the way for the nation in 1970 when Ronald Regan instituted "no fault…
  • Aug 18

    Kendra Wilkinson Looks to Divorce Hank Baskett

    Kendra Wilkinson Looks to Divorce Hank Baskett
    Earlier this year, reports that former professional football player Hank Baskett cheated on wife Kendra Wilkinson while she was pregnant with his child surfaced. In early August, Wilkinson met with divorce lawyers to begin talking custody…
  • Aug 15

    What You Should Know About Paying a Divorce Lawyer

    What You Should Know About Paying a Divorce Lawyer
    Divorce can take a financial toll on each of the parties in the split. Knowing what to expect when you hire a divorce lawyer can help avoid added stress that comes from worrying about finances during a divorce. There are a few different…
Rank this Week: 696

My Arizona Criminal, Child Abuse…

My Arizona Criminal, Child Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Focuses on the intersection of family and criminal law. By Gregg R. Woodnick, PLLC.

http://woodnicklawchildcustody.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 19

    Calling the Police and What To Do When They Arrive

    Calling the Police and What To Do When They Arrive
    Michael Brown. Eric Garner. Debra Harrell. These are the three names that Yale Law fellow Emily Bazelon gives as examples for her police-averse policy in her Slate article, “Why I Don’t Call the Police.” In the article,…
  • Aug 13

    Sex Offender Registry Injustice

    Sex Offender Registry Injustice
    What was once a well-intentioned law that was meant to make the community a safer place has spiraled into a witch hunt looking to burn alive anyone who wears a pointed hat. While no one would argue that sex offenders … Continue reading…
  • Aug 4

    Children Saved from Hot Car

    Children Saved from Hot Car
    It’s scary to think that anyone would leave their children locked in a car during the summer months. Recently, a Texas mother did just that. She went to get her hair cut at a salon and left her children in … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 2324

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/
  • Aug 19

    When Is My Support Payment Due?

    When Is My Support Payment Due?
    One of the first hurdles to overcome in the beginning of any contentious divorce case is to determine how much support is owed from one spouse to another, if any. Many times, a dispute over the proper support amount lands the parties in…
  • Aug 18

    Questions to Ask Yourself Before Filing for Divorce

    Questions to Ask Yourself Before Filing for Divorce
    Thinking about or talking about the possibility of divorce is very different than actually taking affirmative steps to file for divorce in Family Court. Moving forward with this step can take a significant amount of mental and emotional…
  • Aug 13

    Confessions to Make to your Divorce Lawyer Immediately

    Confessions to Make to your Divorce Lawyer Immediately
    Family law is the most personal and emotional area of law for the litigants. Family law issues penetrate your finances, your time with your children, and even your home. It is sometimes difficult for divorcing spouses to be completely open…
Rank this Week: 2105

Dallas Divorce Law Blog

Dallas Divorce Law Blog

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

http://www.dallastxdivorce.com/
  • Aug 19

    Can a psychological evaluation in a custody case determine who is lying?

    Can a psychological evaluation in a custody case determine who is lying?
    Oftentimes, people going through a custody dispute want to have psychological evaluations to show the judge "who is lying" to the court about some issue or another.  Conversely, some people going through psychological evaluations in a…
  • Aug 12

    Undisclosed assets after divorce

    Undisclosed assets after divorce
    What happens if, after the divorce is final, a party discovers that the other party failed to disclose certain assets in the divorce proceedings? The recent case of In re Ford out of the Texarkana Court of Appeals is instructive in this…
  • Aug 7

    Reimbursement for using inheritance on community obligation

    Reimbursement for using inheritance on community obligation
    What happens when a spouse contributes or loans separate property to the community estate during marriage, then seeks reimbursement of those contributions/loans at divorce? The recent case of Hinton v. Burns out of the Dallas Court of…
Rank this Week: 1310

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/
  • Aug 19

    Who is Responsible for Student Loans After Divorce?

    Who is Responsible for Student Loans After Divorce?
    Student loan debt is becoming an increasing financial burden for young Americans. When you sign the original loan document, it may seem perfectly feasible to pay off that debt over years, even decades. But what happens to loan debt in the…
  • Aug 16

    Five Tips for Successful Co-Parenting

    Five Tips for Successful Co-Parenting
    After a divorce has been finalized and a custody order is in place, parents will have to learn the art of “co-parenting.” It could take months or even years, depending on how well you, your spouse, and your children adjust.…
  • Aug 12

    Prenuptial Agreements and Estate Planning

    Prenuptial Agreements and Estate Planning
    A romantic proposal, engagement, wedding planning, and the enticement of a long and happy future may not ring effortlessly with a discussion about divorce, death, or estate planning. Still, many couples realize that planning for their…
Rank this Week: 1168

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers New Jersey divorce and family law. By The Law Offices of Edward R. Weinstein.

http://www.newjerseydivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    Which State Will Have Jurisdiction Over My New Jersey Child Support Order If I Move?

    Which State Will Have Jurisdiction Over My New Jersey Child Support Order If I Move?
    Given that football pre-season has begun, I thought it would be great to share with you a New Jersey family law case that involves none other than former New York Giants star Ahmad Bradshaw. The case was centered on jurisdiction, an issue…
  • Aug 18

    In a New Jersey Divorce, When Is My Spouse Responsible for My Attorney Fees?

    In a New Jersey Divorce, When Is My Spouse Responsible for My Attorney Fees?
    Often during a marriage one spouse is more heavily involved in the finances than the other. As a New Jersey divorce attorney, this leads to many clients coming to my office in the dark about their finances or not having access to funds in…
  • Aug 14

    What Expenses Are Included In New Jersey Child Support Guidelines?

    What Expenses Are Included In New Jersey Child Support Guidelines?
    As a New Jersey divorce attorney for over twenty years, I know first hand that one of the most popular questions I am asked on a daily basis by my clients is "what exactly is included in the New Jersey child support guidelines?" This seems to…
Rank this Week: 3847

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Aug 18

    Silicon Valley Tycoon Convinces Court His Wife’s Scam is Designed to Avoid Pre-Nup

    Silicon Valley Tycoon Convinces Court His Wife’s Scam is Designed to Avoid Pre-Nup
    Clyde Berg and his brother Carl Berg are two very wealthy men. They developed and built huge campuses for a number of successful Silicon Valley businesses, and sold their firm for $1.3 billion. But the old adage that money does not buy…
  • Aug 15

    Enraged Husband Attacks Wife in Court After Child Support Order Pronounced

    Enraged Husband Attacks Wife in Court After Child Support Order Pronounced
    Catherine Gonzalez, age 23, was forced to go to court to get an order that her husband pay child support, an application that is brought routinely in family law courts across North America, when a parent refuses to pay support voluntarily.…
  • Aug 13

    Why Family Law Lawyers Will Always Bill By the Hour

    Why Family Law Lawyers Will Always Bill By the Hour
    I read a piece in the Huffington Post this week written by Jim Halfens of Divorce Hotel, who argued that it was about time that divorce lawyers charged a fixed fee for the legal work they perform, instead of sticking to the “old…
Rank this Week: 757

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 18

    Terminating a parent’s rights in Texas: The Financial Risk

    Terminating a parent’s rights in Texas: The Financial Risk
    One common question I receive at my Bedford law office about parental rights is how to terminate them when a parent refuses to be involved in a child’s life. The typical scenario is that after a divorce or a suit affecting the…
  • Aug 14

    Social media can ruin your employment

    Social media can ruin your employment
    Back in the gently distant past of 2012 I had an article published in the National Law Review regarding social media and its place in workplace harassment claims. In the article I discussed the different approaches courts take to whether they…
  • Aug 11

    Attorney General Abbott asks appellate court to reinstate gay marriage ban

    Attorney General Abbott asks appellate court to reinstate gay marriage ban
    Last Wednesday the state’s newspapers (including our own Fort Worth Star Telegram) reported on Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s appellate brief before the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals regarding the Texas ban on…
Rank this Week: 1315

Family Law Matters Blog

Family Law Matters Blog

Covers New York family law. By Deborah Hope Wayne.

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

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

    Be Careful What You Post Because You Might Just Get a Fine!
    Most of us have listened to friends complain about an unflattering picture that their significant other posted of them on a social media site. In this digital age, people not only take more and more pictures of everyday events, but people are…
Rank this Week: 4580

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 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…
  • Aug 10

    Weekly Round-Up: August 11th, 2014

    Weekly Round-Up: August 11th, 2014
      Vision Zero and Safer Streets: Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero Plan is aimed at eliminating the number of traffic deaths in New York City. According to the Vision Zero website, “being struck by a vehicle is the leading cause…
  • Aug 4

    Weekly Round-Up: August 4th, 2014

    Weekly Round-Up: August 4th, 2014
    Housing for Homeless Families: The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) held a meeting on Friday, July 25 to discuss moving about 750 homeless families to the head of the list for housing placement. This will cause the families to move…
Rank this Week: 4519

Indiana Injury and Family Lawyer…

Indiana Injury and Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.indianainjuryandfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    Shae v. Shae - Modification of Child Support Order

    Shae v. Shae - Modification of Child Support Order
    While child support guidelines in Indiana were modified nearly five years ago in order to promote fairness in family law proceedings, many parents still find themselves battling a system that is either forcing them to pay more than they can…
  • Aug 8

    In re: J.A.L. - Securing Elderly Guardianship in Indiana

    In re: J.A.L. - Securing Elderly Guardianship in Indiana
    Typically when our Highland family law attorneys talk about guardianship of an individual, we are speaking of children. However, as the population ages, with increasing frequency we are seeing individuals seeking guardianship of elderly…
  • Jul 22

    Frackman v. Enzor - Evidence of Substance Abuse, Mental Illness, a Material Change in Circumstance for Child Custody Case

    Frackman v. Enzor - Evidence of Substance Abuse, Mental Illness, a Material Change in Circumstance for Child Custody Case
    Modification of child custody orders in Indiana, as well as in many other states, typically requires evidence of some material change in circumstances. That is, something is substantially different to such an extent that reconsideration of…
Rank this Week: 1842

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/
  • 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…
  • Aug 15

    Kelly Rutherford Child Custody Battle Continue

    Kelly Rutherford Child Custody Battle Continue
    Kelly Rutherford has launched a dramatic legal bid to stop her son and daughter from ever returning to France where they live with her ex-husband - while the children are on holiday with her in New York. The former Gossip Girl star has filed…
  • Aug 13

    Child's Preference in a Child Custody Modification Proceeding

    Child's Preference in a Child Custody Modification Proceeding
    Let's say you have a current child custody order in place and now you wish to modify that order. How does a child's preference come into play in modifying the custody order? A child's wishes are entitled to greater consideration in…
Rank this Week: 488

Maryland Divorce Lawyer Blog

Maryland Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.marylanddivorcelawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 4516

Givens Law Group Family Law Blog

Givens Law Group Family Law Blog

Covers all aspects of Family Law in Florida.

http://www.familylawfirmflorida.com/Blog_System/Recent_Blog_Posts/RSS.xml
  • Aug 18

    What does "Temporary Custody by Extended Family" mean?

    What does "Temporary Custody by Extended Family" mean?
    In situations where a parent is unable to care for their child, often due to criminal, financial or substance abuse issues, a member of the child's extended family may petition the court to be awarded temporary custody of the child. The…
  • Aug 14

    The Importance of Timesharing Schedule

    The Importance of Timesharing Schedule
    Most people who have to experience a divorce involving children first-hand hope that their case will be simple, that they will be able to get along with their former spouse once the case is over, and hope that they will be able to co-parent…
  • Aug 13

    Imputation of Income

    Imputation of Income
    One issue that comes up often in family law cases is imputation of income for child support calculation purposes. It is often asked whether money received by family members can be considered "income" when the amount of child support to be…
Rank this Week: 1871

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 18

    Lessons on Social Media in the Workplace

    Lessons on Social Media in the Workplace
    The following is a guest blog post by Tyler M. Paetkau, a partner with Hartnett, Smith & Paetkau in Redwood City. Tyler represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. He’s a frequent author and speaker on labor and…
  • Aug 15

    Defendants: Reject §998 Settlement Offers at Your Peril

    Defendants: Reject §998 Settlement Offers at Your Peril
    Here’s a cautionary tale for all those defense attorneys who don’t take §998 settlement offers seriously enough. In a recent case in San Diego Superior Court, two teenage boys sued an outpatient services provider, alleging…
  • Aug 13

    Don’t Be Trapped by Your Deposition Outline

    Don’t Be Trapped by Your Deposition Outline
    An outline is an excellent tool for making sure you don’t overlook any important subjects during a deposition. But don’t let this tool become a trap: Be in the moment and be ready to venture outside of your outline. Although most…
Rank this Week: 2468

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Aug 18

    Special Needs Child & Changing Visitation Schedule

    Special Needs Child & Changing Visitation Schedule
    Question:My son has spinal muscular atrophy and is confined to a bed or wheelchair. He requires feeding tubes. I have visitation with him on Sundays at my ex-wife's discretion. However, she recently called the police on me while I was at…
  • Aug 18

    Book Excerpt & Giveaway: "Mommy and Daddy Troubles"

    Book Excerpt & Giveaway: "Mommy and Daddy Troubles"
    Breaking the news about a divorce to one's children can be one of the most difficult parts of an already stressful situation. On top of that, kids often have a way of feeling like they are the ones to blame for a divorce.This was on the minds…
  • Aug 15

    VIDEO: Cordell & Cordell News - August 15, 2014

    VIDEO: Cordell & Cordell News - August 15, 2014
    Cordell & Cordell along with its sponsored sites, DadsDivorce and MensDivorce, present a news video for the week of August 15, 2014.This week, Cordell & Cordell attorney Chad Jerome was named to the 2014 New…
Rank this Week: 180

NJ Family Legal Blog

NJ Family Legal Blog

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

http://njfamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Aug 18

    MARRIAGE AT RISK IN TODAY’S ENVIRONMENT OF INCOME INEQUALITY?

    MARRIAGE AT RISK IN TODAY’S ENVIRONMENT OF INCOME INEQUALITY?
    In recent years, we have been repeatedly cautioned by government leaders and renowned economists that the wealth gap and income inequality in America is only getting worse.  As part of the widening gap, some experts describe a slow…
  • Aug 15

    THINK TWICE BEFORE INVOLVING YOUR CHILDREN IN YOUR DIVORCE

    THINK TWICE BEFORE INVOLVING YOUR CHILDREN IN YOUR DIVORCE
    Many of you have heard the term “parental alienation.”  The term is a lightening rod and the accusation made all too often for conduct, while terrible, that is not parental alienation.  In fact, I have heard a few judges…
  • Aug 8

    THE PRESUMPTION OF CUSTODY IN A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASE IS NOT DETERMINATIVE IN A CUSTODY CASE

    THE PRESUMPTION OF CUSTODY IN A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASE IS NOT DETERMINATIVE IN A CUSTODY CASE
    In the domestic violence statute, there is a presumption that the abused should get custody.  In the custody statute, the prior history of domestic violence is simply one of the many factors that a court must consider.  There really…
Rank this Week: 616

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Covers developments in Tennessee family law.

http://herstontennesseefamilylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1693

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/
Rank this Week: 4541

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

Covers family law in South Carolina.

http://www.scfamilylaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 18

    How Imputed Income Can Impact Your Divorce Case

    How Imputed Income Can Impact Your Divorce Case
    What is imputed income? Imputed income is a process where the Court attributes or assigns a specified amount of income to a party that is different from their actual income. In other words, the Court will pretend that a person is earning…
  • Aug 18

    Back to School Tips for Non-Custodial Parent

    Back to School Tips for Non-Custodial Parent
    The following post was written by Scott Moore and originally posted earlier this month at his “Building a Better Dad” blog, and he has graciously agreed for me to republish it here. Though his back to school tips are aimed at…
  • Aug 15

    Legal Consultations via Video Conference

    Legal Consultations via Video Conference
    Our firm assists clients with family law issues here in South Carolina, but not all of our clients are located here. In fact, we regularly represent people from all across the country, which is not a problem because of the…
Rank this Week: 4554

Domestic Diversions

Domestic Diversions

Covers relationships, families and family law.

http://domesticdiversions.com
Rank this Week: 1612

Linda's Law Blog

Linda's Law Blog

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

http://lindakernslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 17

    Watch what you say, especially in front of your children.

    Watch what you say, especially in front of your children.
    When you are involved in family law litigation, whether it be a divorce or custody litigation, it is more likely than not that heightened emotions will arise.  Feelings of betrayal, hurt, anger and frustration toward the other party are…
  • Aug 13

    I don’t know where the defendant lives, can I still get divorced?

    I don’t know where the defendant lives, can I still get divorced?
    Very often we hear from clients that they do not know where their estranged spouse lives.  This also applies to the other parent in custody and support cases.  They are not sure where the person is living, perhaps because the person…
  • Aug 10

    Is alcohol a problem for you?

    Is alcohol a problem for you?
    When we bring potential clients into our office for an initial consultation for a divorce, custody or support matter, one of the questions that we always ask the person is whether either party consumes alcohol, including how much and how…
Rank this Week: 1569

Divorce: New York

Divorce: New York

By Neil Cahn, PLLC.

http://www.divorceny.com/
Rank this Week: 2052

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

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

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • 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…
  • Aug 15

    Stuff

    Stuff
    Been a bit rubbish with the blogging lately. Been busy trying to work out how to staunch the loss of income caused by legal aid cuts and changing patterns of briefing as a result of the impact of legal aid cuts on sols…all whilst being…
  • Aug 14

    Aspirational Acronym

    Aspirational Acronym
    I’ve had the pleasure of seeing a document entitled “Guidance to LFJBs on Quarterly Performance Reporting Template”. It’s a crackin’ read I can tell y’all. So: Local Family Justice Boards have to report…
Rank this Week: 1009

HeyAnnette

HeyAnnette

Covers Arizona family law. By Annette T. Burns.

http://heyannette.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Jul 16

    PC Training in Domestic Violence and Child Abuse

    PC Training in Domestic Violence and Child Abuse
    Arizona Revised Statutes 25-406C requires that any person who submits reports to a court must have completed minimum requirements in domestic violence and child abuse. 25-406C. The court shall require a court appointed attorney for a child, a…
  • May 21

    Courts and Technology: Constant Changes and Update

    Courts and Technology: Constant Changes and Update
    In a seminar I attended recently on technology issues and family law, a speaker correctly noted that the courts are always going to be 10-15 years behind the times as to how to handle  technology in the courtroom.    Back…
Rank this Week: 3965

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/
  • Aug 17

    Primary Attachment Figure

    Primary Attachment Figure
    Because children may suffer emotional or psychological damage if they either are not allowed to form an attachment to a caregiver, or are separated from a person to whom they have formed an attachment, it could make sense to apply a custodial…
  • Aug 10

    The approximation rule, revisited

    The approximation rule, revisited
    Because the primary caretaker presumption granted sole custody to a parent on the basis of which parent has spent the majority of time caring for the child, it has been criticized for discounting the importance of the 49% caregiver, and…
  • Aug 3

    The primary caretaker presumption: a critical analysi

    The primary caretaker presumption: a critical analysi
    A merit-based alternative to sex discrimination Rather than using a sex-based preference to decide custody, it is sometimes suggested that courts should apply a works-based preference; that is to say, that courts should apply a preference for…
Rank this Week: 4457

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/
  • 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…
  • Jun 17

    Attorney Fees Awarded on Defective Relocation Notice

    Attorney Fees Awarded on Defective Relocation Notice
    Recent Case:  Father was awarded sole custody and Mother ordered to pay attorney fees due to defective relocation notice. Missouri’s relocation statute requires a parent who intends to relocate the child for a period of more than…
Rank this Week: 938

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Aug 17

    So much for a day of rest...

    So much for a day of rest...
    13th View from the President's Chambers: The process of reform: an update - Family Law, Sunday 17th August 2014
  • Aug 15

    More Thoughts, from Abroad

    More Thoughts, from Abroad
    OK, from Yorkshire, actually. Head over to Marilyn Stowe's Family Law & Divorce Blog for more of my rantings on family law, which this week include:Sometimes it's best just to move on - There are times when a line should be drawn under…
  • Aug 13

    Persuasive

    Persuasive
    Parents charged for using Government child maintenance service - ITV News, 11th August 2014
Rank this Week: 258

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 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…
  • Aug 7

    New Collaborative Divorce Brochure from the IACP

    New Collaborative Divorce Brochure from the IACP
    The International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping families work through divorce and other issues privately and respectfully, recently put out a new electronic brochure that explains the…
  • Jul 26

    Tampa Tribune: Florida Gay Marriage and Gay Divorce Case

    Tampa Tribune: Florida Gay Marriage and Gay Divorce Case
    As I wrote in a previous post, a Florida Circuit Court judge in Monroe County (in the Florida Keys) declared that Florida’s ban on same sex marriage is unconstitutional.  Though that ruling was stayed (not put into effect) pending…
Rank this Week: 854

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Covers Virginia traffic and criminal law.

http://www.peterlouielaw.com/law-blog/
Rank this Week: 4337

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 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…
  • Aug 9

    Paternity and equitable estoppel, when does DNA not matter?

    Paternity and equitable estoppel, when does DNA not matter?
    The New York Family Court Act dictates that paternity proceedings can be initiated any time from the pregnancy of a mother until the child is 21 years of age.  If a party makes a motion for DNA testing, the law provides that the court…
  • Aug 3

    Can New York child support be different than the formula?

    Can New York child support be different than the formula?
    The law in New York does contain reasons to deviate from the guidelines amount of child support. The Child Support Standards Act contains a formula, based on income, that dictates what the presumptive amount of child support should be in…
Rank this Week: 4548

Family Law Guy

Family Law Guy

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

http://familylawguy.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Aug 12

    Grandparent Custodial Right

    Grandparent Custodial Right
        Interesting read regarding grandparent rights.  The Court of Appeals upheld a Dependency Court order granting a grandmother visitation rights.  It’s a case right here in Los Angeles County involving…
  • Jul 30

    Does Marriage "No Longer Work" For Most Americans?

    Does Marriage "No Longer Work" For Most Americans?
    Professors June Carbone and Naomi Cahn assert, in their Marriage Markets, that marriage is no longer a functional institution for many Americans, and that American children are bearing the brunt of that breakdown.    Thoughts, anyone?
Rank this Week: 2534

Main Line Pennsylvania Family Law…

Main Line Pennsylvania Family Law Blog

By Bookspan Family Law Associates, LLC.

http://www.mainlinepafamilylawblog.com/
  • Aug 15

    Prepare for Divorce

    Prepare for Divorce
    Like anything else in life, things usually go better when we prepare for them. Not everyone can prepare for a divorce, sometimes it just comes at us when we least expect it. But if a divorce is something you are contemplating, taking the…
  • Mar 3

    Shared Custody Presents Special Issue

    Shared Custody Presents Special Issue
    Pennsylvania Court Rules that Schools Must Provide Transportation to Homes of Both Parents When separated or divorced parents enter into a child custody arrangement, numerous issues may be addressed. The terms of a particular…
  • Jan 23

    Pennsylvania's Child Custody Guideline

    Pennsylvania's Child Custody Guideline
    The Odds are Evened Between Parents The standard for determining child custody is what is in the best interests of the child. However, before Pennsylvania enacted a major change to its' custody statute, which can be found at 23 PA…
Rank this Week: 4300

Family Law Matters

Family Law Matters

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

http://www.justdivorce.co.uk/blog/
  • Aug 15

    to MIAM or not to MIAM?

    to MIAM or not to MIAM?
    government ministers are constantly looking at ways of keeping people out of the courts, especially divorcing couples, with the motivation as ever that this will save money for the taxpayer and/or increase their popularity. it must be…
  • Jul 29

    It’s women who want divorce, our study reveal

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

    IRRECONCILABLE DIFFERENCES AND GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE

    IRRECONCILABLE DIFFERENCES AND GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE
    many people mistakenly think that irreconcilable differences are a ground for divorce in england and wales, but it isn't so. Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 4880

Tennessee Collaborative Divorce…

Tennessee Collaborative Divorce Blog

Covers family law. By Papa & Roberts, PLLC.

http://www.tennesseecollaborativedivorceblog.com/
  • Aug 15

    The Role of Attorneys in Collaborative Divorce

    The Role of Attorneys in Collaborative Divorce
    One of many myths about lawyers is that in all professional circumstances they are called to be “zealous advocates” for their clients, which is typically interpreted to mean that the lawyer is to fight for what the client…
  • Jun 7

    Helping collaborative divorce clients effectively negotiate beyond just the facts and figures of the case

    Helping collaborative divorce clients effectively negotiate beyond just the facts and figures of the case
    Any dispute resolution process for families in conflict that adopts a problem-solving approach (such as divorce mediation and collaborative divorce), as opposed to an adversarial, competitive approach like litigation, understands that people…
  • Feb 17

    Attorney withdrawal provision in Collaborative Divorce Agreement

    Attorney withdrawal provision in Collaborative Divorce Agreement
    There are a number of things that set Collaborative Divorce apart from other ways of resolving family disputes, but perhaps most unique (and central) to Collaborative Divorce, is the provision in all Collaborative Divorce Participation…
Rank this Week: 4972

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/
  • Aug 15

    Same-Sex Couples Facing Issues with Divorce and Child Custody.

    Same-Sex Couples Facing Issues with Divorce and Child Custody.
    An article was recently published by USA Today, describing the legal issues that same-sex couples face when trying to divorce. Since not all states recognize same-sex marriages, divorce proves near impossible. Even if the couples try to…
  • Aug 7

    How Does Michigan Compare to Other States when Filing for Divorce?

    How Does Michigan Compare to Other States when Filing for Divorce?
    According to an August 6, 2014 ABC News article, some states are worse than others in terms of filing for divorce. The top 7 worst states for divorce are as follows: Nebraska: In Nebraska, the State requires a filing fee of $157.00 and 420…
  • Sep 17

    Domestic Violence and Divorce

    Domestic Violence and Divorce
    Some times, when a relationship is starting to crumble, emotions can run high. Certainly, there is never an excuse to justify committing an act of domestic violence on a spouse or a boyfriend/girlfriend. However, sometimes, situations arise…
Rank this Week: 4284

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Covers divorce and family law in Illinois.

http://www.divorce-attorney-illinois.com/
  • 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…
  • Aug 6

    Tax Considerations & Marriage Penalties for Middle Class Familie

    Tax Considerations & Marriage Penalties for Middle Class Familie
    When a couple decides to get married, buy a home, have children, and plan for their future retirement, they must think about the tax consequences at every step in the process to maximize the financial consequences of each event in their…
  • Jul 25

    Challenges to Collecting Child Support

    Challenges to Collecting Child Support
    Illinois Law  When a couple divorces in Illinois, in most cases, the non-custodial parent will be required to pay child support to the custodial parent. The law governing child support payments in Illinois is the Illinois Marriage and…
Rank this Week: 3325

Dallas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Dallas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Texas family law issues. By Guest & Gray.

http://www.dallasdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Aug 13

    I was served with a Petition for Divorce, What is my deadline to respond?

    I was served with a Petition for Divorce, What is my deadline to respond?
    You have been served with a Petition for Divorce or any family law petition by either a private process server or constable and you wonder what to do at this point.  You have never been through something like this before and you do not…
  • Aug 7

    Can I Have My Marriage Annulled Because of Fraud?

    Can I Have My Marriage Annulled Because of Fraud?
    What is the law in Texas on marriage fraud? The first step in determining whether or not you qualify for an annulment based upon fraud is to ensure that you fit within the parameters of the law on this issue.  Specifically, Texas Family…
Rank this Week: 4113

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/
Rank this Week: 2727