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RandyWallace

RandyWallace

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

http://randywallace.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 28

    Is calling someone an idiot actionable?

    Is calling someone an idiot actionable?
    Apparently not in Nebraska.  Their Supreme Court recently upheld the dismissal of a case brought by a home inspector Matthew Steinhausen.  Steinhausen, a non-attorney, represented himself and also attempted to represent his…
  • Jan 15

    Are you safe in the hospital?

    Are you safe in the hospital?
    According to Kaiser Health News Medicare is penalizing 721 hospitals with high rates of potentially avoidable mistakes that can harm patients.  Which hospitals in Mississippi made the list? Anderson Regional Medical Center South…
  • Jan 13

    Update on former Arkansas Judge Mike Maggio

    Update on former Arkansas Judge Mike Maggio
    In March of last year a bribery scandal involving Arkansas Judge Mike Maggio hit my radar.  Jane Tucker has an update and it appears Maggio finally pleaded guilty to taking $24,000 in campaign contributions in exchange for reducing a…
Rank this Week: 1139

AmeriTrust Law Group LLC Legal…

AmeriTrust Law Group LLC Legal Blog

Covers bankruptcy, foreclosure, civil litigation, personal injury, and immigration news.

http://www.ameritrustlawgroup.com/legal-blog/
  • Jan 28

    Another Bitcoin Company Bites the Dust as CoinTerra Files Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Another Bitcoin Company Bites the Dust as CoinTerra Files Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    CoinTerra Inc. developed computers specifically used for mining the cryptocurrency Bitcoins, but came under fire when many customers submitted complaints to the Better Business Bureau (BBB) claiming the computers did not meet specs the…
  • Jan 26

    Married Couples Beware: Facebook Cited in a Third of Divorce Case

    Married Couples Beware: Facebook Cited in a Third of Divorce Case
    While some married individuals might not realize it right now, they could be inadvertently writing posts on Facebook which may be cited in a divorce case sometime down the road. According to the Lake Legal law firm in the United Kingdom,…
  • Jan 23

    Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Faces $4M Lawsuit Over Hazing in Baltimore

    Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Faces $4M Lawsuit Over Hazing in Baltimore
    Johnny Powell II, 22, filed a $4M lawsuit against the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity at Coppin State University  after alleged hazing from the frat left him in the hospital for five days. Powell’s lawsuit filed on January 22, 2015 in…
Rank this Week: 1292

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

By Alan Robert Burton.

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

    Traveling Internationally with Children Following Divorce

    Traveling Internationally with Children Following Divorce
    Like any other parent, a divorced parent may wish to take their child on an international vacation to allow them to experience other countries. However, traveling to a foreign country with your child may be more complicated if you share…
  • Jan 20

    Considerations for Same-Sex Couples Prior to Marriage

    Considerations for Same-Sex Couples Prior to Marriage
    After lengthy litigation, procedural complications, and back-and-forth court decisions, same-sex marriage became legal in Florida on January 6, 2015. Numerous same-sex couples set off to legally obtain marriage licenses and tie the knot…
  • Jan 12

    The “Best Interests” Standard in Florida (Part Two)

    The “Best Interests” Standard in Florida (Part Two)
    In Part One of this article, we examined a few of the factors that Florida family courts consider when making time-sharing and custody determinations. The following is a brief overview of some additional factors that play a role in decisions…
Rank this Week: 4588

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Jan 28

    Same-Sex Divorce in Mississippi

    Same-Sex Divorce in Mississippi
    From SFGate: Mississippi, which does not allow same-sex marriages, should find a way to grant a divorce to a DeSoto County woman who married another woman in California in 2008, lawyer Carey Varnadotold the state Supreme Court on Wednesday.…
  • Jan 27

    Custody Dispute

    Custody Dispute
    From Between the Lines News: A custody case filed against a local lesbian woman will soon be presented before a Wayne County Judge, as the children's biological father seeks full custody. Annette Burgan, 44, has three children. The metro…
  • Jan 26

    DeKalb Middlemen

    DeKalb Middlemen
    From Dekalb Daily Chronicle: A new service beginning Tuesday will provide DeKalb County parents with a middleman to keep their children out of potential squabbling during visitation exchanges. The Neutral Exchange Program, a new division of…
Rank this Week: 230

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

Covers family law in South Carolina.

http://www.scfamilylaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 28

    Alimony and Taxe

    Alimony and Taxe
    Alimony is a confusing subject for most people going through a South Carolina divorce. Few understand how it is awarded, how much and for how long. Another aspect of alimony that catches many by surprise is the important impact it can have on…
  • Jan 27

    Confidentiality in Divorce Proceeding

    Confidentiality in Divorce Proceeding
    It can be hard to discuss embarrassing or sensitive issues with a stranger during a divorce, even if that person is your attorney. It can also be hard to feel secure bringing up matters like money, children, or possible infidelity and feeling…
  • Jan 26

    What to Expect During Your Initial Consultation with a Divorce Lawyer

    What to Expect During Your Initial Consultation with a Divorce Lawyer
    If you’re new to the concept of separation or divorce (as most people are), it can be a confusing time, never knowing what to expect next. Being repeatedly thrown into new and unfamiliar situations can be exhausting after a while, and…
Rank this Week: 2316

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Covers developments in Tennessee family law.

http://herstontennesseefamilylaw.com/
  • Jan 28

    No Duress in Knoxville, Tennessee Divorce: Janoyan v. Janoyan

    No Duress in Knoxville, Tennessee Divorce: Janoyan v. Janoyan
    Facts: During their divorce litigation, Husband and Wife agreed up and signed a marital dissolution agreement (“MDA”) and parenting plan. Two weeks later, Wife filed a pleading indicating she wanted to rescind her previous…
  • Jan 26

    Change in Child Custody Reversed in Chattanooga: Hendricks v. Smith

    Change in Child Custody Reversed in Chattanooga: Hendricks v. Smith
    Facts: Mother and Father, who were never married, entered an agreed parenting plan establishing a long-distance parenting schedule because of Mother’s and Children’s moved to Ohio. The agreed parenting plan designated Mother as…
  • Jan 23

    Photo of the Week: Buck Photobomb

    Photo of the Week: Buck Photobomb
    Another photographer and I were photographing a big buck one day. We were apparently in the buck’s way so he solved that problem by walking between us. I was able to capture this photo of my friend during this encounter. Information…
Rank this Week: 2902

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Jan 28

    When liability for child support end

    When liability for child support end
    A very quick note on NG v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions & Anor (Child support : receipt of benefit) (CSM) [2015] UKUT 20 AAC (15 January 2015), which concerned the issue of the correct date on which liability to pay child…
  • Jan 26

    The Changing Adoption Landscape - But Can More be Done?

    The Changing Adoption Landscape - But Can More be Done?
    Last year almost 6,000 of the 92,000 children in care across Britain were adopted – a 57% rise on previous years. An encouraging sign, yes, but are we really doing enough to change the country’s adoption landscape?The government…
  • Jan 26

    Hoax

    Hoax
Rank this Week: 2418

CA Divorce Mediation

CA Divorce Mediation

Introduces people to the mediation process as an alternative to a traditional divorce. By California Divorce Mediators.

http://www.cadivorcemediators.com/blog/
  • Jan 27

    Family Law Mediation for Active Military Personnel

    Family Law Mediation for Active Military Personnel
    Military personnel are considered the protectors of the nation, who lay down their lives to defend the country we love. While all of us have respect for the military personnel that protect our motherland, have any of us wondered if their…
  • Jan 27

    Protecting The Legacy Of Your Family In A Divorce

    Protecting The Legacy Of Your Family In A Divorce
    The most important thing for most people is their family. All age groups of people right from the age of infancy to the age of retirement cherish their families. Most families are known to have a certain reputation in the society. This…
  • Jan 8

    The Importance of Financial Disclosure in Divorce Mediation

    The Importance of Financial Disclosure in Divorce Mediation
    For most couples that have been part of a divorce, finances and declaration of the financial situation of the spouses is vital to the mediation process. All through this blog, we’ll talk about why financial declaration is vital for…
Rank this Week: 1106

Linda's Law Blog

Linda's Law Blog

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

http://lindakernslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 27

    Operation Organization Day 20

    Operation Organization Day 20
    Each weekday this month, we are addressing one task that you can complete in order to help you prepare for moving forward with your divorce.  Today’s task is:STRESS REDUCTIONLike all prior weeks during this month, there is one day…
  • Jan 26

    Operation Organization Day 19

    Operation Organization Day 19
    Each weekday this month, we are addressing one task that you can complete in order to help you prepare for moving forward with your divorce.  Today’s task is:MAKE GOALSThink about and write down where you would like to be and what…
  • Jan 25

    Operation Organization Day 18

    Operation Organization Day 18
    Each weekday this month, we are addressing one task that you can complete in order to help you prepare for moving forward with your divorce.  Today’s task is:YOUR ESTATE PLANIf you have a will and other end-of-life documents, find…
Rank this Week: 3380

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/
  • Jan 27

    What should I ask an attorney during my divorce initial...

    What should I ask an attorney during my divorce initial...
    What should I ask an attorney during my divorce initial consultation What should I ask an attorney during my divorce initial consultation? It is important to understand that each attorney is different and therefore each attorney will…
  • Jan 27

    Do I get half of my stuff during divorce in Florida?

    Do I get half of my stuff during divorce in Florida?
    Do I get half of my stuff during divorce in Florida? Florida Statute Chapter 61.075 governs equitable distribution of property, assets and liabilities. The courts take a stance that upon marriage, everything that is put into the marriage,…
  • Jan 21

    If my spouse relocates, who is going to pay for the transportation costs?

    If my spouse relocates, who is going to pay for the transportation costs?
    If my spouse relocates, who is going to pay for the transportation costs? If the Court orders relocation either through agreement of the parties or during a hearing, one of the factors the Court looks into is what the transportation costs are…
Rank this Week: 4034

Main Line Pennsylvania Family Law…

Main Line Pennsylvania Family Law Blog

By Bookspan Family Law Associates, LLC.

http://www.mainlinepafamilylawblog.com/
  • Jan 27

    Does Divorce Affect My Social Security ?

    Does Divorce Affect My Social Security ?
    Keep your eye on the full picture it is essential to know what financial resources will be yours after divorce. When calculating your full financial picture be sure to consider social security benefits--your own or those of your…
  • Jan 8

    Partial Physical Custody and Proactive Contact

    Partial Physical Custody and Proactive Contact
    Non-Custodial Parents Need to Stay in the Game Divorce is a challenging event in the life of a family. Children and parents see and experience divorce differently. While parents are coping with the emotional, psychological and…
  • Jan 1

    The Challenge and Opportunity of Middle Aged Divorce

    The Challenge and Opportunity of Middle Aged Divorce
    Yes, it's frightening to contemplate shaking up your comfortable life in your fortys, fifties or sixties, but it is happening with greater frequency these days. The US Census American Community Survey shows the rate of divorce among the…
Rank this Week: 3447

Chicago Divorce & Family Law…

Chicago Divorce & Family Law Attorneys

By Anderson & Associates, P.C.

http://www.andersondivorcelawchicago.com/chicagodivorceattorney/
  • Jan 27

    What are the Differences Between a Legal Separation and a Divorce?

    What are the Differences Between a Legal Separation and a Divorce?
    Not everyone understands the distinction between a legal separation and dissolution of marriage. However, it is important for couples experiencing marital problems to understand the options that are available to them, especially after…
  • Jan 22

    New Illinois Laws in 2015: Part 1

    New Illinois Laws in 2015: Part 1
    The New Year heralds more than fresh beginnings and ambitious resolutions. In many cases, January 1 also marks the statutory beginning for laws recently enacted by the Illinois General Assembly.  One example this year is an amendment to…
  • Jan 22

    Divorce Filings Found to Increase at the Beginning of the Year

    Divorce Filings Found to Increase at the Beginning of the Year
    The decision to end a marriage is rarely an easy one. The process can be complicated for many couples and the effects are usually far-reaching. While the difficulty of divorce is typically not a surprise, many couples choose to wait until the…
Rank this Week: 1341

New York Personal Injury Lawyer…

New York Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkinjurylawyer247blog.com/
  • Jan 27

    CPLR §§ 321 land 3212 and Article 51

    CPLR §§ 321 land 3212 and Article 51
    A New York Personal Injury Lawyer said that, defendants move, pursuant to CPLR §§ 321 land 3212 and Article 51 of the Insurance Law of the State of New York, for an order granting summary judgment to defendants on the ground that…
  • Jan 25

    Officer DS's memo book were marked for identification

    Officer DS's memo book were marked for identification
    The fact that a common carrier is operated by a governmental entity does not mean it has a lesser responsibility toward the public than one which is under private ownership. In that connection, there is simply no legal basis for imposing the…
  • Jan 24

    Officer DS's memo book were marked for identification

    Officer DS's memo book were marked for identification
    The first questions for you to determine are whether the condition of the bus steps at the point where plaintiff fell were such that the common carrier, through its employer, the bus driver, should have reasonably anticipated unusual danger…
Rank this Week: 1070

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
  • Jan 27

    Are Gifts Income?

    Are Gifts Income?
    Albert  Mumma married Jean in 1952 and they had three children together.   Albert supported the family as an architect.  He had an office in Georgetown.  In 1968 the parties had a violent altercation and they decided…
  • Dec 31

    Ringing in the New Year

    Ringing in the New Year
    These celebrities are ringing in the New Year with a divorce: Chris Rock, 49, comedian and actor, filed for divorce from Malaak Compton-Rock, 45, after 19 years of marriage.  The couple has two daughters, ages 12 and 10. Giada De…
  • Dec 30

    Free Online Pet Nup

    Free Online Pet Nup
    Pets can become an issue in a divorce.  Although the parties may treat their pets like children and argue over custody and visitation, the courts do not.  The law views pets as personal propety like a chair or a lamp. After losing a…
Rank this Week: 1868

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

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

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Jan 27

    Happiness After Divorce

    Happiness After Divorce
    I read a lot of articles online about divorce, and all aspects of it.  Not many of them contain content that is worth sharing. However, I found a recent post on Philly.com that I find insightful and provides a healthy perspective about…
  • Jan 16

    Cost of Gas Down, Reimbursement Rate Up

    Cost of Gas Down, Reimbursement Rate Up
    If you have filled up your gas tank recently, turned on the news, listened to the radio, or read a newspaper you’ve probably noticed gas prices are steadily dropping and in a big way.  This time last year the national average price…
  • Dec 22

    What Is a Privacy Policy and What Does It Do?

    What Is a Privacy Policy and What Does It Do?
    Titles can be misleading.  There are many lists and articles online pointing out how audiences can be misled  by movie titles, book titles, headlines and even short titles for legislation.  Which brings me to privacy…
Rank this Week: 4172

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Jan 27

    Patrick Dempsey Ends 15 Year Marriage

    Patrick Dempsey Ends 15 Year Marriage
    After 15 years of marriage, actor Patrick Dempsey, known for his role playing Dr. Derek "McDreamy" Shepherd on Grey's Anatomy, and wife Jillian Fink are divorcing. The couple have three children together. The couple married July 31, 1999…
  • Jan 26

    Singers Ryan Adams & Mandy Moore To Divorce

    Singers Ryan Adams & Mandy Moore To Divorce
    Citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split, pop singer Mandy Moore filed for divorce from her husband of six years, fellow musician Ryan Adams. Married in 2009 after a four-week engagement, the unlikely duo kept their…
  • Jan 23

    5 Realities of Divorce

    5 Realities of Divorce
    Divorce can be a hard decision for many families, especially for couples that still have a friendly relationship. Unfortunately, this leads many couples to assume that they should simply stick it out and avoid divorce, even if they are not…
Rank this Week: 475

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/
Rank this Week: 3535

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

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

    Carnell Alexander Case Shows Need For Paternity Fraud Law

    Carnell Alexander Case Shows Need For Paternity Fraud Law
    The case of Carnell Alexander in Michigan has exposed how problematic it is that the state lacks paternity fraud laws. The absence of those laws could cause Alexander to be sent to jail for failing to pay child support for a child that…
  • Jan 26

    How Parenting Time Factors Into Contempt Case

    How Parenting Time Factors Into Contempt Case
    Question: I work 40 hours a week, am a full-time college student and a drilling military reservist. I pay child support but often have to work or have drill on my visitation day. My ex-wife refuses to work with my schedule and is…
  • Jan 25

    Do You Have To Pay Maintenance During Separation?

    Do You Have To Pay Maintenance During Separation?
    Question: My wife wants to separate, but doesn’t want to divorce so she can still receive my benefits. Do I owe her any maintenance or alimony while we are separated or do I only have to pay that if we get divorced? Answer:…
Rank this Week: 247

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, paternity and legal separation issues. By Roy M. Doppelt and Associates.

http://www.sandiegodivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 27

    California Court Decides Issue of First Impression in Child Custody Case

    California Court Decides Issue of First Impression in Child Custody Case
    Child custody issues typically arise within the confines of a divorce or legal separation proceeding. But couples who have never married and have a child together could still face legal obstacles if they separate and cannot agree to a…
  • Jan 20

    California Court Weighs Mediation Confidentiality Versus Disclosure Requirements in Divorce

    California Court Weighs Mediation Confidentiality Versus Disclosure Requirements in Divorce
    When a couple chooses to end a marriage, they must sort through a variety of important financial and emotional issues, such as the division of marital property and spousal support. If there are children involved, they must also address…
  • Jan 13

    California Court Addresses Computation of Income for Child Support Obligation

    California Court Addresses Computation of Income for Child Support Obligation
    When a couple who has children separates, divorces, or simply parts ways, the parents will be expected to address the issue of child support. In many cases, a court will order one parent to pay to the other a certain amount of money each…
Rank this Week: 3384

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Jan 27

    Hide and Seek: Non-Disclosure in Family Law

    Hide and Seek: Non-Disclosure in Family Law
    At the end of a marriage, each spouse has a legal obligation to make honest disclosure of the assets in their name, possession or control. A colourful British Columbia judge called the absence of accurate disclosure the “cancer of…
  • Jan 24

    Class Action Lawsuit Continues Against Family Court Judge

    Class Action Lawsuit Continues Against Family Court Judge
    A group of fathers in New Jersey have banded together to bring a class action lawsuit against five family court judges. They allege their constitutional rights were violated by orders made by these judges that deprived them of a relationship…
  • Jan 9

    A Clever Way to Collect Child Support

    A Clever Way to Collect Child Support
    Getting an order for child support is the first step and thankfully, for many children, also the last. Unfortunately, there are too many cases where a child support order is not worth the paper it’s written on because the paying parent…
Rank this Week: 5037

Family Law Matters Blog

Family Law Matters Blog

Covers New York family law. By Deborah Hope Wayne.

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

    Leave it to the Pros: The Importance of Using a Neutral Financial Professional

    Leave it to the Pros: The Importance of Using a Neutral Financial Professional
    Understanding assets, liabilities and cash flow helps to create a solid foundation for a good negotiation. When it comes to financial disclosures and information gathering in divorce, a neutral financial professional is often used in…
  • Jan 11

    Facing a Divorce After a Long Marriage or Late in Life

    Facing a Divorce After a Long Marriage or Late in Life
    I recently read an article discussing a current "phenomenon" of the Gray Divorce - a term used for couples divorcing in their later years. Although I can't say I like the name for it, I was prompted to do my own research as to why older…
  • Dec 29

    A Year in Review: 2014's Most Popular Topic

    A Year in Review: 2014's Most Popular Topic
    As this year comes to a close, I took a look at some of the topics I wrote about throughout the year. I've covered a mix of different topics, ranging from co-parenting issues to unique prenuptial agreement cases. Out of all the entries I…
Rank this Week: 1889

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/
  • Jan 27

    Life Insurance and Support in Divorce

    Life Insurance and Support in Divorce
    At the beginning of each divorce case, the parties always have questions regarding how the divorce will impact their daily lives, especially their finances. One of the biggest issues, and often most disputed, is support. The parties cannot…
  • Jan 26

    Changing Your Mind from Legal Separation to Divorce

    Changing Your Mind from Legal Separation to Divorce
    The term "Legal Separation" and "Dissolution" are distinctly different in that a legal separation does not result in dissolving the marriage itself, while a dissolution of marriage does indeed dissolve the marriage and will return the parties…
  • Jan 20

    I Filed for Divorce - Can I Change My Mind?

    I Filed for Divorce - Can I Change My Mind?
    It is not uncommon for spouses who have filed for divorce to question their decision to end the marriage multiple times throughout the process. Getting a divorce is life-changing for both spouses. Sometimes, after one or both parties realize…
Rank this Week: 3095

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Covers divorce and family law in Illinois.

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

    Divorce by Publication: The Case of the Missing Spouse

    Divorce by Publication: The Case of the Missing Spouse
    In Illinois, couples may decide to divorce either by claiming that a divorce is fault-based or no fault-based. A no fault divorce basically provides that there are no specific reasons for which a couple may decide to divorce, other…
  • Jan 20

    Revenge Porn Law Signed by Illinois Gov. Quinn at the End of 2014

    Revenge Porn Law Signed by Illinois Gov. Quinn at the End of 2014
    At the end of a marriage or relationship, it is normal for there to be feelings of hurt, anger, frustration and hate. Generally, people who are dealing with these feelings find ways in which to vent out these negative feelings so that one day…
  • Jan 13

    Crackdown on the Abandonment and Transfer of Unwanted Adopted Children

    Crackdown on the Abandonment and Transfer of Unwanted Adopted Children
    Adoption in the United States can be a rigorous process. Prospective parents must submit a cumbersome amount of data to adoption agencies; everything from their Social Security data to their home life is scrutinized under the microscope, and…
Rank this Week: 3783

Riverside County Family Law Blog

Riverside County Family Law Blog

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

http://www.thurmanarnold.com/Blog/Recent-Blog-Posts/RSS.xml
Rank this Week: 658

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Covers South Carolina divorce, custody and family law issues. By Gregory S. Forman.

http://www.gregoryforman.com
  • Jan 26

    Should one execute a formal agreement at the conclusion of mediation?

    Should one execute a formal agreement at the conclusion of mediation?
    A frequent debate among my family law colleagues is whether one should have one’s client execute a formal agreement before concluding mediation if one has reached an agreement-in-principal during mediation. There’s no right answer…
  • Jan 24

    How mediators and attorneys can make mediation more productive

    How mediators and attorneys can make mediation more productive
    For attorneys and their clients there’s often much unproductive time during mediation. When the mediator is meeting with the opposing party, the attorney and client are often merely waiting to react to the next offer, and little…
  • Jan 23

    Negotiating with a gun to one’s head

    Negotiating with a gun to one’s head
    The family court won’t approve agreements that are obtained through coercion. However, “coercion” in this legal sense is quite different, and much more limited, than what coercion means to the general public. If one executed…
Rank this Week: 3948

Nashville Divorce Lawyers Blog

Nashville Divorce Lawyers Blog

Covers family law. By Widrig Law PLLC.

http://www.nashvilledivorcelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1599

Michael A. Meschino Blog

Michael A. Meschino Blog

Covers Illinois family law.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelaw.org/blog/
  • Jan 26

    Is it possible to continue owning a business with an ex-spouse?

    Is it possible to continue owning a business with an ex-spouse?
    When couples in Illinois choose to end their marriage, there are many issues that have to be addressed, but for those who own businesses it can be even more complicated. A Chicago divorce lawyer knows that the majority of couple-owned…
  • Jan 8

    Including online accounts in your estate plan

    Including online accounts in your estate plan
    When a commercial pilot developed a heart condition that prevented him from flying, he decided to focus on photography and stored his pictures on Pinterest. According to Investment News, his account garnered more than 1 million followers and…
  • Jan 7

    New Illinois medical marijuana pilot program could make DUI cases more difficult

    New Illinois medical marijuana pilot program could make DUI cases more difficult
    In 2011, a man ran a stoplight in Illinois and crashed into a vehicle. According to the Illinois Times, the wreck killed a 10-year-old boy. The responsible driver, who had no prior criminal convictions, was initially charged with reckless…
Rank this Week: 1110

New Jersey Family Law Blog

New Jersey Family Law Blog

Covers alimony, child support, child custody, divorce and more. By the Rotolo Law Firm.

http://www.newjerseyfamilylawblog.com/
  • Jan 26

    Divorce Issues Can Linger Long After the Final Decree Is Signed

    Divorce Issues Can Linger Long After the Final Decree Is Signed
    January is often referred to as “Divorce Month” by some relationship professionals, while others think a more accurate description would be the month in which people start researching their options. In either case, there seems to…
  • Jan 12

    When Decisions Regarding Medical Treatment Are Not Ours to Make

    When Decisions Regarding Medical Treatment Are Not Ours to Make
    The Connecticut Supreme Court last week upheld a lower court ruling forcing a 17-year-old cancer patient to undergo chemotherapy treatments despite her expressed objections to the treatments because, the court stated, the girl’s…
  • Dec 29

    A Look at Stepparent Right

    A Look at Stepparent Right
    Earlier this month, a blog written by Candice Curry and titled “An Open Letter to My Daughter’s Stepmom” gained mass media attention for dispelling the myths of the “evil step parent” and exploring the…
Rank this Week: 577

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
  • Jan 26

    Tentative Rulings: Contest or Concede?

    Tentative Rulings: Contest or Concede?
    When the tentative ruling is against you, you’ve got two choices: contest or concede. Here’s the spoiler: One of these choices is generally the way to go. A party should generally contest the tentative ruling if Oral argument may…
  • Jan 23

    New 529A Accounts for Severely Disabled Individual

    New 529A Accounts for Severely Disabled Individual
    Many are familiar with section 529 college savings accounts, from which tax-free distributions must be used for qualified higher education expenses. The “Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014” or the “ABLE Act of…
  • Jan 21

    Time Records Are Not Just for Hourly Billing

    Time Records Are Not Just for Hourly Billing
    Many attorneys, especially those in small offices, limit their timekeeping efforts to cases billed on an hourly basis. This can be a big mistake! Here’s why. Keeping time records for most cases is useful because You can justify attorney…
Rank this Week: 2006

Fort Lauderdale Divorce Lawyer…

Fort Lauderdale Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.fortlauderdaledivorcelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4423

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
  • Jan 26

    What happens when somebody evades service?

    What happens when somebody evades service?
    Under the U.S. and Texas constitutions, all people are entitled to due process. Among the rights protected under due process is the opportunity to be made aware of claims brought against you in a court of law and provide you an opportunity to…
  • Jan 21

    What’s all this Texas efiling stuff about, anyway?

    What’s all this Texas efiling stuff about, anyway?
    My post discussing how to convert Word documents into text recognition PDFs for Texas court efilings must have touched a nerve because since the post went up I have received several emails about it. Most were kind signs of gratitude but all…
  • Jan 19

    What is a judgment nunc pro tunc?

    What is a judgment nunc pro tunc?
    The purpose of a judgment nunc pro tunc is to correct a clerical error in the judgment after the court’s plenary power has expired. A motion for judgment nunc pro tunc asks the court to make a correction in the written judgment so that…
Rank this Week: 669

Pennsylvania Family Law

Pennsylvania Family Law

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

http://pafamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jan 26

    IT TURNS OUT THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS DOES AFFECT DIVORCE AGREEMENTS.

    IT TURNS OUT THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS DOES AFFECT DIVORCE AGREEMENTS.
    A panel decision of the Pennsylvania Superior Court on December 23, 2014 informs us that despite recent decisions refusing statute of limitation defenses in actions to enforce property settlement agreements, the defense still lives.  It…
  • Jan 9

    THE COMPLEXITIES OF VALUING SMALL BUSINESSES

    THE COMPLEXITIES OF VALUING SMALL BUSINESSES
    We have recently been working with a client married to a “sophisticated investor.”  When we cracked open the documents telling us what Mr. Investor owned, we found a succession of limited partnerships not one of which offered…
  • Jan 5

    SUPERIOR COURT AFFIRMS THAT MASTER’S RECOMMENDATION IS STILL JUST A RECOMMENDATION

    SUPERIOR COURT AFFIRMS THAT MASTER’S RECOMMENDATION IS STILL JUST A RECOMMENDATION
    The process of equitable distribution is multi-stage, often involving one or more conferences with a “master” specifically assigned to the case and who is an expert in equitable distribution. The master develops a recommendation…
Rank this Week: 1450

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/
  • Jan 26

    Parisi v. Parisi: Alimony Payment and Contempt of Court

    Parisi v. Parisi: Alimony Payment and Contempt of Court
    Parisi v. Parisi, a case from the Connecticut Supreme Court involved husband and wife whose marriage was dissolved on November 19, 2010. When their marriage was dissolved, trial court incorporated a separation agreement into its divorce…
  • Nov 28

    Divorcing Quietly, Wealthy or Not

    Divorcing Quietly, Wealthy or Not
    High-asset divorces are likely to make national headlines, but even average-income Americans can benefit from a “quiet divorce.” Keeping your divorce private and handling disputes discretely can help prevent wreaking havoc on your…
  • Nov 26

    FAQs: Alabama Divorce Law and Immigrant Spouse

    FAQs: Alabama Divorce Law and Immigrant Spouse
    Whether you were married in another country and immigrated to the United States, married an immigrant in the U.S. or are an immigrant who married here, your Alabama divorce is likely to be more complicated than most. What are your rights to…
Rank this Week: 1099

Family-In-Law

Family-In-Law

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

http://family-in-law.com/
  • Jan 26

    Do You Know What Your Prenup Says?

    Do You Know What Your Prenup Says?
    When you’re a divorce lawyer, there’s always a sort of inevitable conversational arc after meeting new people. There’s the customary exchange of names, pleasantries, what-brings-you-here’s, before ... The post Do…
  • Jan 23

    Beware the Pre-Divorce Facebook Clean-Up

    Beware the Pre-Divorce Facebook Clean-Up
    If you’ve read my last two posts (here and here), it may seem tempting to dump your text messages, delete your emails and deactivate Facebook, ... The post Beware the Pre-Divorce Facebook Clean-Up appeared first on Family-In-Law.
  • Jan 16

    Seven Emails Never To Send Your Ex if You Want Joint Custody

    Seven Emails Never To Send Your Ex if You Want Joint Custody
    We’ve all been there.  An email comes in and you’re angry before you even read it.  Your phone buzzes, you look down, and just from ... The post Seven Emails Never To Send Your Ex if You Want Joint Custody appeared first…
Rank this Week: 1033

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/
  • Jan 26

    Some Postnuptial Agreements may be Unenforceable | Against Public Policy

    Some Postnuptial Agreements may be Unenforceable | Against Public Policy
    Parties may agree to make an postnuptial agreement about spousal support, distribution of separate property and property acquired during the marriage. If the parties later divorce, that postnuptial agreement may or may not be enforced by the…
  • Jan 23

    Legal Research Database Services | Quality & Unbeatable Price

    Legal Research Database Services | Quality & Unbeatable Price
    After nearly ten years of use, I cannot recommend a legal research tool more highly than TheLaw.Net. Quality, price, support, coverage--TheLaw.Net has my vote!
  • Jan 23

    "Every 15 Minutes" - PSA - Drinking While Driving

    "Every 15 Minutes" - PSA - Drinking While Driving
    public service announcements about the dangers of drinking and driving, I found many created in 2014 by high school students who participated in the National Every 15 Minutes Foundation. I recall some PSAs created in New Zealand several years…
Rank this Week: 2117

Divorce: New York

Divorce: New York

By Neil Cahn, PLLC.

http://www.divorceny.com/
  • Jan 25

    Title Controls Premarital Contributions To The Acquisition and Expenses of Property

    Title Controls Premarital Contributions To The Acquisition and Expenses of Property
    Once again, it has been made clear that where either or both spouses have assets or liabilities at the date of marriage, it is foolhardy (or at least imprudent) to enter the marriage without a prenuptial agreement and/or the assembly of proof…
  • Jan 19

    Wife’s TV Home Shopping Was Wasteful Dissipation Of Marital Asset

    Wife’s TV Home Shopping Was Wasteful Dissipation Of Marital Asset
    In last month’s decision in Lowe v. Lowe, the Third Department upheld subtracting one half of the amount spent by a wife on TV home shopping from her distributive award. The parties had married in 2005 and had no children together. In…
  • Jan 11

    Separate Property Credit Granted For Home Down Payment, But Sale of Home Delayed For 10+ year

    Separate Property Credit Granted For Home Down Payment, But Sale of Home Delayed For 10+ year
    In its January 8, 2015 decision in Albertalli v Albertalli, the Appellate Division, Third Department, upheld the granting of a separate property credit to a husband for the contribution of his separate funds to the purchase of the…
Rank this Week: 707

Denver Divorce Attorney Blog

Denver Divorce Attorney Blog

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

http://www.denverdivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 25

    GAPS IN COLORADO FAMILY LAW STATUTES (Part 1: Child Support)

    GAPS IN COLORADO FAMILY LAW STATUTES (Part 1: Child Support)
    As experienced family law attorneys in the Denver area, we have seen a multitude of situations over the years in divorce, custody and child support cases. Having represented more clients than easily countable, we have observed certain…
  • Jan 12

    Pledging Separate Property as Collateral for Marital Property Loan in Colorado

    Pledging Separate Property as Collateral for Marital Property Loan in Colorado
    In a Colorado divorce, when the court divides property, it must determine whether an asset is marital (subject to division) or separate (not subject to division). Generally, marital property doesn't include property that spouses obtained…
  • Jan 3

    Do I Get To Pick The Judge In My Denver Divorce Or Custody Case?

    Do I Get To Pick The Judge In My Denver Divorce Or Custody Case?
    An experienced Denver family law attorney knows that a critical factor in how a case could be decided, should it go to full blown litigation, or a trial, is which judge the case will be in front of. In the body of law that encompasses…
Rank this Week: 3097

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

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

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Jan 25

    A woman of many hat

    A woman of many hat
    This week I has mostly been knitting woolly hats. Well, one woolly hat, which looks quite nice but doesn’t entirely fit my actual head. Anyway it was a prototype – an exercise in establishing I have some capacity to knit a hat…
  • Jan 24

    Silent Witness Podcast

    Silent Witness Podcast
    @svphillimore and I spent our Friday night working out how to record a podcast, so that we could vent our respective spleens in a hopefully illuminating way about the Silent Witness child protection story line. You can listen to the podcast…
  • Jan 23

    Anonymous Committal

    Anonymous Committal
    Thurs 22 January 2015 : Daily Mail reports that “Judge defies the rules by jailing woman for contempt of court in secret because naming her will lead to her daughter being identified” and “decision made after judge was…
Rank this Week: 3986

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/
  • Jan 25

    Education as a custody outcome improvement strategy

    Education as a custody outcome improvement strategy
    Parent education Parent education programs for divorcing parents, mandated in every divorce case involving children, is probably the least controversial reform that has been suggested in the past ten years. The goal of parent education is to…
  • Jan 17

    Nonadversarial Models: Parenting Plan Legislation

    Nonadversarial Models: Parenting Plan Legislation
    Nonadversarial models In most countries, including the United States, court processes are designed for adversaries. A competitive, zero-sum model is used: one party wins something; one party loses what the other wins. When a couple submits a…
  • Jan 3

    New Terminology

    New Terminology
    Custody law traditionally has been conceived as a contest for a prize. The winner of the contest is “awarded” the prize of custody, i.e., the right to continue parenting a couple’s children, and to have the final say in all…
Rank this Week: 2578

Merkle | Trublood | Adam Blog

Merkle | Trublood | Adam Blog

Covers Florida family and criminal law.

http://jacksonvillecriminalandfamilylawyers.com/blog/
  • Jan 25

    Felony Murder in Florida

    Felony Murder in Florida
    Felony Murder in Florida: Charges For a Homicide That Someone Else Committed First degree murder. It’s the most serious of Florida’s homicide crimes carrying two potential sentences, both of them bleak, death sentence or life…
  • Jan 14

    Jacksonville Public Defender Under Fire

    Jacksonville Public Defender Under Fire
    In the summer of 2013, allegations surfaced regarding possible misconduct by Matt Shirk, the Public Defender for the 4th Judicial Circuit which covers Duval, Clay, and Nassau counties. The allegations largely centered on Shirk’s hiring…
  • Jan 2

    Arrested in Jacksonville over the Holidays?

    Arrested in Jacksonville over the Holidays?
    Have You Been Arrested In Jacksonville? The winter holidays are simultaneously a joyous and stressful time of the year. With more parties and family gatherings than any other time of the year, many people often find themselves out of their…
Rank this Week: 1458

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Kollias & Giese.

http://www.dupagecountydivorcelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1532

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/
  • Jan 24

    What Tax Considerations Arise in a Divorce?

    What Tax Considerations Arise in a Divorce?
    Let me start this blog by stating that this blog entry is not to be considered tax advice. Everyone is advised to seek the advice of an appropriate tax professional, such as a CPA, regarding tax questions. This blog, however, is intended to…
  • Jan 16

    What’s the Law for Temporary Child Support or Pendente Lite Child Support?

    What’s the Law for Temporary Child Support or Pendente Lite Child Support?
    Last week, I blogged about temporary or pendente lite maintenance.  This blog will discuss temporary child support or pendente lite (while the case is pending) child support in New York cases.  Pendente lite child support is…
  • Jan 10

    What is the New Temporary Maintenance (Alimony) Law?

    What is the New Temporary Maintenance (Alimony) Law?
    The old law in New York for temporary or pendente lite (Latin for while the case is pending) maintenance, prior to the 2010 revisions, was that temporary maintenance was supposed to “tide over” the spouse with less income (the…
Rank this Week: 2673

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: 1727

New York Divorce Blog

New York Divorce Blog

By Bruce Provda.

http://www.nydivorcefirm.com/blog
  • Jan 23

    Marriage and Divorce Statistics to Slowly Vanish

    Marriage and Divorce Statistics to Slowly Vanish
    According to a recently released plan, the Census Bureau is proposing to eliminate questions about marriage and divorce. Up until the mid-1990s, the federal government collated data from marriage and divorce certificates into a coherent set…
  • Dec 18

    Supreme Court Refuses Abortion Restrictions in Arizona

    Supreme Court Refuses Abortion Restrictions in Arizona
    The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to allow Arizona to enforce restrictions on medical abortions. A challenge to those rules is still being played out in lower courts. The justices have left in place a lower court ruling that blocks rules…
  • Nov 28

    Fighting For Marriage Equality

    Fighting For Marriage Equality
    More than 30 states and the District of Columbia allow marriage for same sex couples. Thus, couples married in these states are entitled to federal benefits that are afforded to heterosexual couples. There are 15 states which have a ban on…
Rank this Week: 875

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/
  • Jan 23

    Things to Consider Before Filing For Divorce

    Things to Consider Before Filing For Divorce
    1.) Are you sure? Make sure you have carefully thought it out and that divorce is the right path for you. 2.) Do your research. Ask your attorney about the laws, time requirements, and costs associated with a divorce. The more you understand…
  • Jan 16

    Advantages and Disadvantages of Annulment

    Advantages and Disadvantages of Annulment
    If you are contemplating whether an annulment is in your best interest, please carefully review the following advantages and disadvantages : The following are advantages of an annulment proceeding: • Starting a new marriage as if it were…
  • Jan 9

    Grounds for Annulment

    Grounds for Annulment
    The grounds for annulment in Michigan are as follows: 1.) Prior spouse of a party: a marriage is void if it is performed while one of the parties is currently married to someone else. 2.) Relationships of consanguinity and affinity:…
Rank this Week: 3732