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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/
  • Sep 16

    Attorney General Seeks to Prevent Tampa Same Sex Spouses’ Divorce

    Attorney General Seeks to Prevent Tampa Same Sex Spouses’ Divorce
    Florida Attorney General Pamela Bondi has filed a motion to intervene in my client’s same sex divorce matter.  The parties married in Massachusetts, moved to Florida, came to a full settlement agreement via the Collaborative…
  • Aug 28

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

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

    Florida Family Law: Mandatory Disclosure

    Florida Family Law: Mandatory Disclosure
    When you file and serve a petition in a Florida family law case that involves financial issues such as child support, alimony, or the division of property in debts, a clock starts ticking.  Within 45 days of the initial pleadings…
Rank this Week: 559

Mississippi Family Lawyer Blog

Mississippi Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.mississippifamilylawyerblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Sep 4

    Antenuptial Knowledge of a Condition Existing Prior to Marriage May Bar Divorce in Mississippi

    Antenuptial Knowledge of a Condition Existing Prior to Marriage May Bar Divorce in Mississippi
    In terms of divorce defenses under Mississippi law, "antenuptial knowledge" may simply be defined as a complaining-spouse's (the spouse filing for divorce) pre-marital knowledge of the defendant-spouse's pre-existing bad habits, condition, or…
Rank this Week: 3114

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Sep 16

    The Rise of Divorce Partie

    The Rise of Divorce Partie
    Many individuals are choosing to end their marriages in the same way they started- with a large party celebrating the end of their relationship. These parties are becoming a large industry in many cities, where divorce party planners are…
  • Sep 15

    Oil Tycoon Faces Costliest Divorce in History

    Oil Tycoon Faces Costliest Divorce in History
    Oklahoma oil tycoon Harold Hamm is facing the most expensive divorce in history as the argument over his $17 billion fortune is contested in the couple's divorce settlement. Oklahoma is an Equitable Distribution State How property is…
  • Sep 12

    Tips for Grandparent's Navigating Their Child's Divorce

    Tips for Grandparent's Navigating Their Child's Divorce
    In a divorce, it is not only the immediate partner and children that are affected. Extended family members, such as grandparents, play a vital role in helping navigate the after-effects of a divorce. Not only can they impact both divorcing…
Rank this Week: 529

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

Covers family law in South Carolina.

http://www.scfamilylaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 16

    September 2014 – Helpful Family Law Insight

    September 2014 – Helpful Family Law Insight
    Our September 2014 newsletter, Helpful Family Law Insights, was published today. Read this edition by clicking the image below. Sign up to receive future editions by clicking here.The post September 2014 – Helpful Family…
  • Sep 16

    Is Inheritance A Marital Asset?

    Is Inheritance A Marital Asset?
    A recent column in Forbes discussed the alarming case of a woman who recently came into a substantial inheritance from her beloved grandfather. Not long after he passed away and left the money to his granddaughter, she and her husband began…
  • Sep 15

    Why Is Divorce So Expensive?

    Why Is Divorce So Expensive?
    Everyone knows that divorce can sometimes get expensive, especially when considering the assets and money lost due to equitable division, child support, alimony, private investigators, accountants, expert witnesses, and even attorney’s…
Rank this Week: 2180

NJ Family Legal Blog

NJ Family Legal Blog

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

http://njfamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Sep 16

    NEW JERSEY ALIMONY REFORM IS HERE – WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?

    NEW JERSEY ALIMONY REFORM IS HERE – WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?
    Change is finally here – On September 10, 2014, Governor Chris Christie signed into law substantial and significant amendments to New Jersey’s alimony law.  The law took immediate effect on that date.  I previously…
  • Sep 15

    NEW JERSEY PASSES “FAMILY COLLABORATIVE LAW ACT”

    NEW JERSEY PASSES “FAMILY COLLABORATIVE LAW ACT”
    Overshadowed by New Jersey’s enactment of alimony reform, on which we have previously blogged and will shortly provide an update, on September 10, 2014 Governor Christie also signed into law the New Jersey Family Collaborative Law…
  • Sep 10

    WEALTH IN DIVORCE AND ITS IMPACT ON CHILDREN

    WEALTH IN DIVORCE AND ITS IMPACT ON CHILDREN
    An article today on Time’s website discussed the findings of a study comparing the behavioral trends of children of divorce from wealthy and lower income families.   The study, which was conducted by researchers at Georgetown…
Rank this Week: 532

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
  • Sep 16

    Uncontested divorce and waiver of service

    Uncontested divorce and waiver of service
    In an uncontested divorce in Fort Worth or Dallas it makes very little sense to spend the $80 to serve the respondent in a divorce suit where the respondent knows the divorce is coming and is not going to contest the terms of the divorce.…
  • Sep 11

    Military retirement and Texas divorce

    Military retirement and Texas divorce
    Military pensions, or military retirement as it is often called, can be an extremely complex and tedious part of a Texas divorce. Generally, dividing retirement plans in divorces can be complex legal and financial undertakings but military…
  • Sep 8

    The Hidden Danger of Child Support Income Withholding

    The Hidden Danger of Child Support Income Withholding
    In Texas divorces with children, child support is almost always awarded and along with the award for support come an income withholding order (IWO) to allow the child support to be garnished from the paying parent’s paycheck. The paying…
Rank this Week: 1859

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 16

    Mother's Arrest at D/FW Airport Shows Difficulties of International Custody Dispute

    Mother's Arrest at D/FW Airport Shows Difficulties of International Custody Dispute
    By JULIETA CHIQUILLO14 September 2014 Like many divorces, Padmashini and Dean Drees’ breakup in 2004 was bitter.There were mutual allegations of abuse, suspicions of infidelity and a nasty fight over custody of the couple’s…
  • Sep 12

    Malaysia Child Custody: Next Step in 5+ Year-old Case

    Malaysia Child Custody: Next Step in 5+ Year-old Case
    Court strikes out appeal by Muslim husband in interfaith custody caseBY V. ANBALAGAN, ASSISTANT NEWS EDITORPublished: 10 September…
  • Sep 11

    How to Win a U.S. Hague Abduction Convention Case

    How to Win a U.S. Hague Abduction Convention Case
    by Jeremy D. MorleyHere are some tips for attorneys and clients faced with instituting or defending child abduction proceedings under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, whether in the United States or…
Rank this Week: 2263

New York Family Law Blog

New York Family Law Blog

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

http://www.newyorkfamilylawblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    Court Examines Jurisdiction Issue in Custody Proceeding

    Court Examines Jurisdiction Issue in Custody Proceeding
    A New York Family Lawyer said this is a related child custody and visitation proceedings pursuant to Family Court Act article 6 wherein the mother, A, appeals, as limited by her brief, from an order of the Family Court Nassau...
  • Sep 4

    Wife Opposes Husband's Motion to Modify Child Support

    Wife Opposes Husband's Motion to Modify Child Support
    A New York Family Lawyer said this is a matrimonial action where plaintiff, the wife, appeals from an order of the Supreme Court, Nassau County, dated 10 November 1982, which granted defendant husband's motion to modify the visitation…
  • Sep 3

    The Issue in this Case is Whether Plaintiff Stated a Cause of Action

    The Issue in this Case is Whether Plaintiff Stated a Cause of Action
    A New York Family Lawyer said that, plaintiff commenced this divorce action via summons with notice. Prior to serving the summons with notice, Plaintiff moves for an Order authorizing an alternative method of service, for custody, child…
Rank this Week: 1306

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 16

    California Giving Legal Rights to Nontraditional Familie

    California Giving Legal Rights to Nontraditional Familie
    There are two bills that California is looking to pass that help give more rights to nontraditional families. Bill for Custodial Rights for Gay Parents The governor of California, Jerry Brown, signed legislation that replaces references to…
  • Sep 11

    Why Divorces Are More Common with Female Firstborn Children

    Why Divorces Are More Common with Female Firstborn Children
    In a study done by the National Longitudinal Study of Youth in 1979, it found that couples that tend to get divorce usually have had a firstborn daughter instead of a son. However, in a recent study done by researchers Amar Hamoudi…
  • Sep 9

    Why Divorces Are More Common with Female Firstborn Children

    Why Divorces Are More Common with Female Firstborn Children
    In a study done by the National Longitudinal Study of Youth in 1979, it found that couples that tend to get divorce usually have had a firstborn daughter instead of a son. However, in a recent study done by researchers Amar Hamoudi…
Rank this Week: 1667

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: 4000

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 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…
  • Sep 11

    Husband Jailed for Hiding Assets in Divorce

    Husband Jailed for Hiding Assets in Divorce
    Promising that his wife would not get anything from him in his divorce, including child support, Steven K. Zinnel, 50, of California, filed bankruptcy in 2005.  He also asked the FBI to investigate his wife. That backfired when…
  • Sep 9

    Honey Maid Ad Targets Blended Familie

    Honey Maid Ad Targets Blended Familie
    Honey Maid, which makes those delicious graham-crackers is celebrating families that have been reconfigured by divorce. The company’s new advertising campaign is intended to send a message that: “Just because a family has broken…
Rank this Week: 2656

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 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...
  • Sep 2

    Mirsky Policastri LLC at the Power Conference

    Mirsky Policastri LLC at the Power Conference
    Thanks to all who stopped by our table!
  • Aug 20

    Back to school routine

    Back to school routine
    The start of a new school year is a good time to re-think your routines and make adjustments. If you have a good relationship with your child's parent you may be able to work out changes to your visitation/access schedule...
Rank this Week: 2395

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

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

http://blog.jamessansonelaw.com/
  • Sep 16

    Adoption Case Pits Tribal Court Against State Judiciary System

    Adoption Case Pits Tribal Court Against State Judiciary System
    An adoption case in Alaska recently became a test of the tribal court's legal authority to remove the parental rights of a parent who was not a member of the tribe. In this case, a daughter was removed from the home of Edward Parks and…
  • Sep 10

    Divorce Tips for Sonoma County Boomer Women

    Divorce Tips for Sonoma County Boomer Women
    If you're reading this blog, you're probably a Boomer. A study released in February found that Americans who are over 50 years of age are twice as likely to divorce as people who were that age 20 years ago. No one wants to have a midlife…
  • Sep 2

    Florida Gets Closer to Allow Same-Sex Marriage - Update on Gay Marriage Around the Country

    Florida Gets Closer to Allow Same-Sex Marriage - Update on Gay Marriage Around the Country
    In July, two Key West residents prevailed in a same-sex marriage case in a Florida district court. In that case, Monroe Chief Circuit Judge Luis Garcia - similar to other judges -- characterized the ban on gay marriage as…
Rank this Week: 4619

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Sep 16

    My First Pro Bono Case

    My First Pro Bono Case
    This is the second installment of my first-year lawyer “firsts.” My goal is *to deliberately set* aside some time to look back over my first year as a lawyer. I’m hoping to learn; I’m hoping to be encouraged; and…
  • Sep 10

    My First Day in Court

    My First Day in Court
    This is the first in what I hope to be a series of posts on new-lawyer “firsts.” I’ve been doing this lawyering thing a year now, and I haven’t had a chance to do any formal introspection. Today, then, is the first…
  • Sep 5

    July 2014 Arkansas Bar Exam Result

    July 2014 Arkansas Bar Exam Result
    Congratulations to all those who passed the July 2014 Arkansas Bar Exam! It has already been an entire year, but I vividly remember the visceral feeling of relief after getting those results. What a day it was! If you worked to pass, you…
Rank this Week: 2194

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

By Alan Robert Burton.

http://www.bocaratondivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    How can a Boca Raton Divorce Attorney Help You?

    How can a Boca Raton Divorce Attorney Help You?
    For many people, going through a divorce can be an extremely acrimonious process. After all, if you and your spouse were getting along, you would likely not be getting a divorce in the first place. Divorce can affect almost any aspect of a…
  • Sep 12

    Florida Judge Facing Ethics Charges Following Divorce Ruling

    Florida Judge Facing Ethics Charges Following Divorce Ruling
    In the midst of contested and adversarial divorces cases, judges are expected to be the neutral, impartial, objective party who make decisions when divorcing couples cannot agree. Generally, you are able to trust that if both sides make…
  • Sep 10

    What is “Good Fortune” Child Support in Florida?

    What is “Good Fortune” Child Support in Florida?
    Florida child support laws include a specific formula by which to calculate child support orders. The formula takes into account factors such as the number of children at issue, each parent’s income, expenses, costs of child care, costs…
Rank this Week: 4518

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

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

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • 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…
  • Sep 12

    The Children Act : Ian McEwan

    The Children Act : Ian McEwan
    I wasn’t going to read this book, fearful of the same galling disappointment when Silk (in series 3) started to lose its sense of realism and go off into flights of legal fancy. But then I read Ian McEwan’s piece in the Graun…
Rank this Week: 1048

Our Family Wizard Blog

Our Family Wizard Blog

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

http://www.ourfamilywizard.com/ofw/index.cfm/blog/
  • Sep 15

    Between Two Home

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

    Managing shared expenses and payments electronically

    Managing shared expenses and payments electronically
    Parents know that raising kids is a great responsibility that becomes costly very quickly.  For those raising children between two homes, keeping track of shared parenting expenses is essential towards promoting financial stability…
  • Aug 13

    Defining Divorce Type

    Defining Divorce Type
    When a couple makes the decision to divorce, it may not always be clear where to begin with the whole process.  Across the United States, there are several approaches that a couple could take when divorcing, and choosing the right method…
Rank this Week: 4457

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Sep 15

    Joslin: "Federalism and Family Status"

    Joslin: "Federalism and Family Status"
    Courtney G. Joslin (UC Davis) just posted Federalism and Family Status, -- Ind. L.J. -- (forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The myth of family law’s inherent localism is sticky. In the past, it was common to hear sweeping...
  • Sep 5

    Podcast on 7th Circuit Marriage Case

    Podcast on 7th Circuit Marriage Case
    Here is a Bloomberg Radio podcast with Margaret Ryznar on the 7th Circut same-sex marriage cases.
  • Sep 4

    7th Circuit Strikes Down Same-Sex Bans in IN and WI

    7th Circuit Strikes Down Same-Sex Bans in IN and WI
    From ABC News: A U.S. appeals court ruled Thursday that same-sex marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana violate the U.S. Constitution, in another in a series of courtroom wins for gay-marriage advocates. The unanimous decision by the…
Rank this Week: 164

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

http://www.criderlaw.net/blog/
  • Sep 15

    Five Estate Planning Lessons from Frozen

    Five Estate Planning Lessons from Frozen
    Over the weekend my family and I watched Frozen at Movies in the Park. Frozen is Disney’s reinterpretation of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ice Queen fairy tale.  As I watched the movie for the umpteenth…
  • Jul 31

    NAMI Offer Help In Difficult Area Of Special Needs Estate Planning

    NAMI Offer Help In Difficult Area Of Special Needs Estate Planning
    In the Oscar-winning 1979 documentary “Best Boy,” director Ira Wohl spent three years filming the life and times of his middle-aged cousin, a New York City man with a developmental disability everyone called Philly, although his…
  • Jul 31

    NAMI Offer Help In Difficult Area Of Special Needs Estate Planning

    NAMI Offer Help In Difficult Area Of Special Needs Estate Planning
    In the Oscar-winning 1979 documentary “Best Boy,” director Ira Wohl spent three years filming the life and times of his middle-aged cousin, a New York City man with a developmental disability everyone called Philly, although his…
Rank this Week: 4567

Houston Divorce Lawyer Blog

Houston Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers the divorce process. By Ramos Law Firm.

http://www.ramosfamilylaw.com/houstondivorceblog/
  • Sep 15

    How to Handle the Stress of a Divorce

    How to Handle the Stress of a Divorce
    Going through divorce is a difficult time in your life. However, it can also be a positive change in the long run. Although it is difficult to see beyond the immediate emotional trauma, it is important that you take steps … Continue…
  • Sep 13

    How to Protect Children During a Divorce

    How to Protect Children During a Divorce
    When a marriage is no longer sustainable, a divorce may be inevitable. While this is clearly a strenuous time for both spouses, it can be even more psychologically damaging for children who find themselves stuck in the middle. As a ……
  • Sep 11

    How to Speed Up the Divorce Proce

    How to Speed Up the Divorce Proce
    In the state of Texas, divorce proceedings require a substantial amount of time. At best, a simple, uncontested divorce with no complicating factors takes at least 60 days. Two entire months can feel like an eternity in some situations, and…
Rank this Week: 3316

Domestic Diversions

Domestic Diversions

Covers relationships, families and family law.

http://domesticdiversions.com
  • Sep 15

    Who has the power to change your life?

    Who has the power to change your life?
    CNN celebrated Positive Thinking Day (September 13th) by offering “five expert tips to help you think yourself well.” The point is to take responsibility for your happiness and to do something. Sara Cheshire included these tips…
  • Sep 8

    Top tips for conscientious conscious capital uncoupling

    Top tips for conscientious conscious capital uncoupling
    The Wall Street Journal focuses divorcing couples on financial planning for “getting unmarried.” Veronica Dagher offers and discusses these tips (excerpt): 1. Know What You Own and Make Copies. . . . 2. Save and Budget. . . . 3.…
  • Aug 18

    Who do professionals recommend as one of the best divorce lawyers and divorce lawyers in Grand Rapids?

    Who do professionals recommend as one of the best divorce lawyers and divorce lawyers in Grand Rapids?
    Best Lawyers in America announced that once again, David Sarnacki was selected by judges and lawyers as one of The Best Lawyers in America. He was honored in three practice areas relating to divorce litigation and divorce mediation: 1. …
Rank this Week: 2284

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 15

    Weekly Round-up September 15th, 2014

    Weekly Round-up September 15th, 2014
    Parents May Soon Find it Easier to Obtain College Loans Under New Plan: In 2011, it became increasingly difficult to obtain a Parent Plus loan.  This has especially affected many poor families, who find it difficult for their children to…
  • Sep 7

    Weekly Round-Up September 8th, 2014

    Weekly Round-Up September 8th, 2014
    Five-Borough, Ten-year plan to Create More Affordable Housing: Mayor Bill de Blasio recently released a Five-Borough, Ten-year plan, which aims at creating or preserving 200,000 units of affordable housing. Now, affordable housing units could…
  • Aug 29

    Weekly Round-Up September 2nd, 2014

    Weekly Round-Up September 2nd, 2014
    Pilot Program to Equip NYPD Officers with Body Cameras: In recent months, the cases of Michael Brown and Eric Garner have mounted pressure on officials to consider measures that would cultivate a more positive dynamic between police officers…
Rank this Week: 2119

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 15

    New York offers Quick Divorce Packs for $5,000

    New York offers Quick Divorce Packs for $5,000
    Gideon Putnam Resort & Spa in Saratoga Springs, New York is known for its high-end weddings, but it now will be offering a package that serves up a quickie divorce in a scenic setting. For $5,000, the divorcing couple gets separate…
  • Sep 12

    Child Custody Exchange leads to Shooting

    Child Custody Exchange leads to Shooting
    In Randleman, North Carolina, a man was injured after being shot during a child custody exchange at a McDonald's in Randleman Sunday afternoon. In a report released by Randleman Police Tuesday, the incident took place around 4:47 p.m. when…
  • Sep 10

    Statutory Rape Victim Forced to Pay Child Support

    Statutory Rape Victim Forced to Pay Child Support
    Nick Olivas became a father at 14, a fact he wouldn't learn for eight years. While in high school, Olivas had sex with a 20-year-old woman. As he sees it now, she took advantage of a lonely kid going through a rough patch at home. State law…
Rank this Week: 156

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 15

    Balogh v. Balogh: Prenuptial vs Postnuptial agreement

    Balogh v. Balogh: Prenuptial vs Postnuptial agreement
    In Balogh v. Balogh, an appeal argued before the Supreme Court of Hawaii, the parties were married in 1981.  At the time of the wedding, the wife owned two properties in New Jersey.  She sold one of the properties in 1992 for just…
  • Sep 11

    Richter v. Richter: On Personal Jurisdiction in Divorce Case

    Richter v. Richter: On Personal Jurisdiction in Divorce Case
    Richter v. Richter, a case from the Alaska Supreme Court, involved a couple who were married in 2010 in California.  They separated in 2011 and filed for divorce. At trial, the husband (“Defendant”) argued that the court…
  • Sep 7

    Dalton v. Dalton: On the Rules of Evidence in Divorce Proceeding

    Dalton v. Dalton: On the Rules of Evidence in Divorce Proceeding
    Dalton v. Dalton, an appeal from the Supreme Court of Maine, involved a couple who were married in 2002 and divorced in 2013.  The couple had three children together at the time of this action, including a ten-year-old daughter and a set…
Rank this Week: 724

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 15

    Using a Credentialed Divorce Mediator in San Diego

    Using a Credentialed Divorce Mediator in San Diego
    Although divorce is typically filled with heavy emotions, the end result of the divorce process should be for couples to move forward to a happier life. Unfortunately, in today's legal system, many couples come out of a divorce feeling more…
  • Sep 3

    Modifying Custody When Ex-Spouse's New Boyfriend/Girlfriend is Bad New

    Modifying Custody When Ex-Spouse's New Boyfriend/Girlfriend is Bad New
    So not only has your wife/husband left your marriage high and dry, but your ex already has a new boyfriend or girlfriend who is just plain bad news. Perhaps the new boyfriend/girlfriend is an ex-convict, does illegal drugs, is involved in an…
  • Sep 2

    My Child is 18 - Why Do I Have to Pay Child Support?

    My Child is 18 - Why Do I Have to Pay Child Support?
    In California child support cases, the parties may be surprised to learn that a parent's duty to financially support his or her child may continue after the child becomes a legal adult at the age of eighteen (18). This idea is often…
Rank this Week: 3111

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 15

    Turn Legalese into Plain English

    Turn Legalese into Plain English
    A contract shouldn’t require a Latin-English dictionary to understand it! In fact, there’s generally no reason to use Latin terms or formal legal language (legalese) at all. Use plain English to be sure the contracts and other…
  • Sep 12

    5 Tips to Make the Most of Requests for Admission

    5 Tips to Make the Most of Requests for Admission
    Requests for admission are very valuable yet underutilized tools. They’re one of the best techniques to create admissible evidence for summary judgment and trial—make good use of them! With requests for admission, you can take an…
  • Sep 10

    You Don’t Own Me—Is it Employer or Employee Social Media Content?

    You Don’t Own Me—Is it Employer or Employee Social Media Content?
    The following is a guest blog post by Olga Savage of Hartnett, Smith & Paetkau in Redwood City. Olga primarily represents employers in labor and employment law matters. Many employers have implemented employment contracts and policies…
Rank this Week: 1793

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/
  • Sep 15

    Maryland Court Denied Husband’s Attempt to Set Aside Marital Settlement Agreement

    Maryland Court Denied Husband’s Attempt to Set Aside Marital Settlement Agreement
    In any divorce matter, it is important for each spouse to consult with his or her own attorney, who will seek to protect that person’s separate rights going forward. One of the most important documents that divorcing spouses…
  • Sep 2

    Maryland Court Affirms Child Support Award to Father

    Maryland Court Affirms Child Support Award to Father
    As many people know, divorce can be difficult. There are serious practical, emotional and financial issues for the parties to identify, weigh, and hopefully resolve as amicably and quickly as possible. Since each family is unique, with…
  • Aug 18

    Maryland Court Reviews Father’s Efforts to Modify Child Custody Arrangement

    Maryland Court Reviews Father’s Efforts to Modify Child Custody Arrangement
    By its very nature, divorce divides a couple. Throughout the proceedings, spouses are expected to address and resolve many emotionally charged issues, such as child custody, visitation, division of property, spousal support, and many other…
Rank this Week: 1879

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/
Rank this Week: 928

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Covers developments in Tennessee family law.

http://herstontennesseefamilylaw.com/
  • Sep 15

    In Divorce, Who Gets Custody of the Debt?

    In Divorce, Who Gets Custody of the Debt?
    The article by Charlie Wells in the Wall Street Journal may be of interest to readers of this blog. In Divorce, Who Gets Custody of the Debt? For many young couples today, marriage means more than loving, honoring and cherishing each…
  • Sep 12

    Photo of the Week: Bear Cub in the Smoky Mountain

    Photo of the Week: Bear Cub in the Smoky Mountain
    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 11

    Finding of No Material Change Reversed in Dyersberg Parenting Dispute: In re Lauren S.

    Finding of No Material Change Reversed in Dyersberg Parenting Dispute: In re Lauren S.
    Facts: Never-married Mother and Father are the parents of Child. A parenting plan was entered designating Mother as the primary residential parent and awarding Father 130 days of parenting time. Subsequent to the entry of the parenting plan,…
Rank this Week: 2905

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Sep 15

    Book Review: Children and Families Act 2014

    Book Review: Children and Families Act 2014
    Children and Families Act 2014Family Justice Under the New LawNoel Arnold£49.95 - Law Society Publishing: September 2014I should begin this review with a confession. I have never particularly been a fan of books written about new…
  • Sep 12

    Why do enduring marriages often fail in middle age?

    Why do enduring marriages often fail in middle age?
    According to a comprehensive recent study carried out into divorce in middle age, researchers noticed that their results not only backed up their initial expectations, but proved that the growing trend they anticipated had quickly become a…
  • Sep 12

    A tale of four cases...

    A tale of four cases...
    Not exactly Dickens, but my posts this week on Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog include:K (Children): Judges have to give themselves time to make decisions - A look at the recent case K (Children) (notwithstanding that I…
Rank this Week: 768

DivorceSolicitor

DivorceSolicitor

Covers divorce, pre-nuptial agreements, and separation. By Lynne Bastow.

http://divorcesolicitor.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 15

    The Little Book of Divorce Question

    The Little Book of Divorce Question
      The Little Book of Divorce Questions  is available now on Amazon .In an agony of indecision?Can't decide whether to stay or go?Scared?Anxious?Unhappy?Making such a decision is usually choosing the least worst option.  It…
  • Aug 7

    TheLittle Book of Divorce Question

    TheLittle Book of Divorce Question
    Coming soon...How do you know if it is time to get divorced?What should you do?How do you decide?What are the legal considerations?What is the emotional impact?If you are considering getting divorced this is one of the most difficult and…
  • Aug 3

    Children Aged 10 and Over to have a say in the Family Court

    Children Aged 10 and Over to have a say in the Family Court
    The Government have decided to allow children to have a voice in the family courts.  Where parents are arguing over what is best for their children the Governement will now allow the children themselves to voice their opinion direct to…
Rank this Week: 2360

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Sep 15

    Deployed, Sent Divorce Papers & Told He Had a Daughter

    Deployed, Sent Divorce Papers & Told He Had a Daughter
    Question:My estranged ex left me after I was deployed overseas in the Navy. She never contacted me except to send me divorce papers and let me know, for the first time ever, that I have a daughter.I have never gotten to meet or see my dRead…
  • Sep 12

    Video: Cordell & Cordell News - September 12, 2014

    Video: Cordell & Cordell News - September 12, 2014
    DadsDivorce and MensDivorce as well as their sponsor, Cordell & Cordell, present a news video for the week of September 12, 2014.This week, Cordell & Cordell announced two free upcoming seminars including…
  • Sep 11

    DadsDivorce LIVE: The Importance in Choosing One’s Attorney

    DadsDivorce LIVE: The Importance in Choosing One’s Attorney
    Attorney Heather Biagi who practices with Cordell & Cordell, again sits down with online editor Katie Davis to discuss the importance in choosing an attorney that will best represent one’s case. She mentions the fact that…
Rank this Week: 86

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: 1663

Linda's Law Blog

Linda's Law Blog

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

http://lindakernslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 14

    I get along with my co-parent, do we really need a custody order?

    I get along with my co-parent, do we really need a custody order?
    Often we have a parent come into our office for a divorce or simply to figure out how custody works, and they wonder whether they really need a custody order.  As far as they are concerned, things with custody are working out fine, and…
  • Sep 11

    Home of the free, because of the brave

    Home of the free, because of the brave
  • Sep 10

    Can I get divorced now, and deal with the rest later?

    Can I get divorced now, and deal with the rest later?
    For various reasons, clients often would like to finalize their divorce prior to resolving equitable distribution or other issues.  If, for example, the parties have been separated for a long time and they have not been able to agree on…
Rank this Week: 3785

Divorce: New York

Divorce: New York

By Neil Cahn, PLLC.

http://www.divorceny.com/
  • Sep 14

    Wife Denied Separate Property Credit Against Home Deeded By Her to Herself and Husband

    Wife Denied Separate Property Credit Against Home Deeded By Her to Herself and Husband
    Six years before the parties’ marriage in June 2000, the wife became the sole owner of real property, which would later become the parties’ marital residence. At the time of marriage, the wife owned the property free and clear of…
  • Sep 14

    Wife Denied Separate Property Credit Against Home Deeded By Her to Herself and Husband

    Wife Denied Separate Property Credit Against Home Deeded By Her to Herself and Husband
    Six years before the parties’ marriage in June 2000, the wife became the sole owner of real property, which would later become the parties’ marital residence. At the time of marriage, the wife owned the property free and clear of…
  • Sep 7

    Father Given Child Care Right of First Refusal By Appellate Court

    Father Given Child Care Right of First Refusal By Appellate Court
    The Second Department has modified an order of Suffolk County Family Court Attorney-Referee Roseann Orlando to direct that when one parent is working, that parent, prior to making babysitting arrangements with a nonparent,…
Rank this Week: 1045

Tampa Divorce and Family Law

Tampa Divorce and Family Law

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

http://familylaw.tumblr.com/
  • Sep 14

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

    I am divorced and I pay alimony. Can I stop paying alimony if I file bankruptcy?
    Generally, no.  Spouses must continue to pay alimony even if they file bankruptcy. This includes the payment of past due alimony.  Section 523 is entitled “Exceptions to discharge.”  A person cannot…
  • Jun 29

    What is Baseball's Paternity List?

    What is Baseball's Paternity List?
    Many fans of America’s favorite past time were surprised to hear about this when it first surfaced in the news a few months ago – I know this author was – but it’s true, Major League baseball has…
  • Jun 29

    Prenups: I do or I don’t

    Prenups: I do or I don’t
    Why should we get a prenup?No one should enter into a marriage anticipating       failure but premarital agreements (aka prenup) protect both   parties and their families should something…
Rank this Week: 4027

Family Law Source

Family Law Source

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

http://www.familylawyerspittsburgh.com/blog/
  • Sep 14

    Father Reasonably Withheld Support for College Tuition

    Father Reasonably Withheld Support for College Tuition
    Parents who are divorcing in Pennsylvania often express willingness to pay for their children’s college tuition when the time should come.  Some parents even put their commitment in writing. Yet, as this case demonstrates,…
  • Sep 7

    Child Support Agreement Does not Limit Father’s Obligation

    Child Support Agreement Does not Limit Father’s Obligation
    A recent Pennsylvania Superior Court decision considers: (a) whether a father’s child support obligation is limited by a settlement agreement; and (b) whether the court should assign an earning capacity to a mother who provides full…
  • Sep 7

    College Support Agreement Enforceable in Pennsylvania

    College Support Agreement Enforceable in Pennsylvania
    Divorced and separated parents in Pennsylvania with children going off to college may wonder who is responsible for paying the tuition. A recent Superior Court court decision reminds us of the law governing college support in Pennsylvania.…
Rank this Week: 1334

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 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…
  • Sep 7

    What are Divorce Mediators Standards of Conduct?

    What are Divorce Mediators Standards of Conduct?
    I am a big fan of alternative dispute resolution such as mediation and collaborative law. Lawyers in New York are guided by the Code of Professional Responsibility. When I am in my role as a mediator, however, I am not acting as a lawyer at…
  • Aug 29

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

    What are extraordinary circumstances in New York child custody and guardianship cases?
    Previously, I have touched upon the rights of grandparents and non-parents in child custody and visitation or parenting time cases against parents in New York.  In my years of practice in New York City, the surrounding areas, and as a…
Rank this Week: 2106

Next Phase Legal Blog

Next Phase Legal Blog

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

http://nextphaselegal.com/blog/
  • Sep 13

    Discover Medfield Day 2014!

    Discover Medfield Day 2014!
    When I opened my law firm in Medfield last winter, one of the first things I did was to join MEMO – Medfield Employers & Merchants Organization.   Actually, one of the first things I did was to get a refrigerator and a coffee…
  • Sep 8

    Grandparent Visitation Rights in Massachusett

    Grandparent Visitation Rights in Massachusett
    When does a grandparent have visitation rights in Massachusetts? As with many legal issues, the answer to this question is the old standby…”it depends.” Family Status A grandparent’s rights to visit their grandchild…
  • Aug 27

    Market Basket Blue

    Market Basket Blue
    The Market Basket fiasco has dominated Massachusetts news this summer.   It also provides a magnificent example of how NOT to resolve a business dispute. A boardroom battle was transformed into a public spectacle with employees and…
Rank this Week: 2045

electronic divorce attorney

electronic divorce attorney

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

http://electronicdivorceattorney.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Jul 13

    Digital Precautions in Preparation for Divorce

    Digital Precautions in Preparation for Divorce
    So you've decided to take that fateful step and file a complaint for divorce.  Prior to doing so, consider these tips, mostly taken from USA Today reporter Kim Kommando's article reprinted in the Freep.1.  Change Passwords.…
  • Jun 20

    Family Court Judge Did Not Violate Teenager's Constitutional Rights Excluding Her From Parents' Custody Hearing

    Family Court Judge Did Not Violate Teenager's Constitutional Rights Excluding Her From Parents' Custody Hearing
    By:  Timothy P. FlynnThis is a case with an important message from the Ohio Supreme Court.  Thus, while the In Re AG opinion, released yesterday, does not bind family courts here in Michigan, it is nevertheless…
Rank this Week: 4010

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/
  • Sep 11

    What are the Changes to New Jersey Alimony Laws? An Overview

    What are the Changes to New Jersey Alimony Laws? An Overview
    Last night, Governor Christie signed into law amendments that radically alters New Jersey Alimony laws. These momentous amendments are effective immediately. Over my nearly 2 decades as a New Jersey divorce attorney, I would occasionally…
  • Sep 8

    If We Both Agree, May New Jersey Child Support be Legally Waived?

    If We Both Agree, May New Jersey Child Support be Legally Waived?
    As a New Jersey divorce attorney, I routinely come across matters where one party, or sometimes even both parties, want to forget about the issue of child support. I have been asked on many occasions, "if we both agree, can New Jersey child…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3534

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

Covers adoption, family law, surrogacy and mediation. By Harden Jackson LLC.

http://www.indianafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 11

    Attorney Christine Douglas volunteers at Mediation Day

    Attorney Christine Douglas volunteers at Mediation Day
    Attorney Christine Douglas will be volunteering with the IndyBar Alternative Dispute Resolution division at the 5th annual Mediation Day on Friday, September 26th. Mediation Day provides a service to the courts and community by volunteering…
  • Sep 5

    Attorney Michele Jackson among community leaders modeling for Dress For Succe

    Attorney Michele Jackson among community leaders modeling for Dress For Succe
    Tonight is the 12th annual Stepping Out In Style fundraising event presented by Dress for Success Indianapolis and PNC Bank at the JW Mariott in Indianapolis. Stepping Out in Style is a fundraising event to raise money to support Dress for…
  • Aug 26

    Resources for helping your children through divorce

    Resources for helping your children through divorce
    If you are planning to divorce, as a parent you have many concerns, the first of which may be how to tell your children. If you are in counseling, your therapist may have several suggestions for sharing the news with your children and…
Rank this Week: 3489

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 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…
  • Aug 22

    Bill Protects Soldiers in Child Custody Case

    Bill Protects Soldiers in Child Custody Case
    A bill has been proposed to protect military members in child custody cases while serving overseas. The proposed bill responds to a Lenawee County judge's decision to order a sailor to come to court despite him being aboard a U.S. submarine.…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3834

RandyWallace

RandyWallace

Blog about current issues in Mississippi law including personal injury, divorce and insurance.

http://randywallace.wordpress.com/
  • Sep 11

    A little overkill?

    A little overkill?
    For the last couple of days a few signs have been in a yard I pass on the way to work.  By my count, there are 20 “No Trespassing” signs.  Seems just a bit much.  Neighbor dispute?  Overzealous girlscout…
  • Aug 13

    Do children have a claim for alienation of affection?

    Do children have a claim for alienation of affection?
    The traditional law of alienation of affection cases is somewhat straight forward.   The tort of alienation of affections was recognized in Mississippi as early as 1926 in McRae v. Robinson, 145 Miss. 191, 110 So. 504 (1926). In Camp v.…
  • Jun 21

    Words that aren’t in the Constitution

    Words that aren’t in the Constitution
    Chris McDaniel is widely quoted as saying “The word ‘education’ is not in the Constitution. Because the word is not in the Constitution, it’s none of their business…”   This sounds interesting…
Rank this Week: 1984

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 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…
  • Aug 27

    Post-nuptial Agreement Unenforceable | Against Public Policy

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

    Young Parents Struggle with Computerized Work Scheduling

    Young Parents Struggle with Computerized Work Scheduling
    The New York Times a typical last-minute scramble, Jannette Navarro, a 22-year-old Starbucks barista and single mother, scraped together a plan for surviving the month of July without setting off family or financial disaster.
Rank this Week: 2479