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Shaw Family Law Blog

Shaw Family Law Blog

Covers Illinois family law.

http://www.kanecountydivorceattorneys.com/st-charles-lawyers
  • Aug 25

    Legal Separation: Is It Right for You?

    Legal Separation: Is It Right for You?
    For some couples facing marital troubles, divorce as a solution is a last resort and legal separation is the first course of action. There are countless reasons you or your spouse might not be ready to call it quits just yet, and legal…
  • Aug 19

    Why Mediation Is the Perfect Recipe for Amicable Divorce Resolution

    Why Mediation Is the Perfect Recipe for Amicable Divorce Resolution
    Couples looking for a smooth, amicable divorce solution often turn to mediation to settle their differences and come to agreement on lifestyle arrangements following the end of their marriage. While it is true many divorces can take a turn…
  • Aug 12

    Are You Guaranteed Alimony after Divorce in Illinois?

    Are You Guaranteed Alimony after Divorce in Illinois?
    Among the many questions divorcing spouses have following a separation, questions regarding alimony, also known as spousal maintenance, tend to be a big concern. This is particularly true for stay-at-home parents or spouses who are not the…
Rank this Week: 1743

My Arizona Criminal, Child Abuse…

My Arizona Criminal, Child Abuse and Neglect Attorney

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

http://woodnicklawchildcustody.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 25

    Coping with Failed Adoption

    Coping with Failed Adoption
    Building adopted families is a dream for many people.  Perhaps adoption is a choice in the wake of fertility challenges, perhaps adoption is the product of a relative who is unable to care for their own child through CPS, or perhaps…
  • Jun 30

    Tuscon TV personalities charged with child abuse

    Tuscon TV personalities charged with child abuse
    Generally, when a baby tests positive for illegal drugs, it is immediately after birth.  That is to say, the drug for which the baby is positive is passed through the mother in utero.  The story below shows there are exceptions to…
  • Apr 29

    Update on the case: DCS interview without parental consent

    Update on the case: DCS interview without parental consent
      In February, the Department of Child Safety interviewed a child for a child neglect investigation without parental consent. This caused much debate, with the parents (and the Ombudsman) arguing that DCS lacked legal authority to…
Rank this Week: 3692

Charlotte Divorce Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Chris Brown Receives Decisive Win in Custody Battle Over Daughter Royalty

    Chris Brown Receives Decisive Win in Custody Battle Over Daughter Royalty
    Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “What can I do to gain custody of my child in North Carolina?” Love him or hate him, Chris Brown has reportedly won another round in his ongoing custody…
  • Aug 23

    Divorce Filings Spike After Vacation

    Divorce Filings Spike After Vacation
    Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “How Can I protect myself from my spouses spending habits?” Most people spend all year looking forward to vacation. It’s a time to relax, unwind and enjoy the company…
  • Aug 16

    Serving your spouse online? Divorce courts increasingly say it’s possible

    Serving your spouse online? Divorce courts increasingly say it’s possible
    Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “What does a “No-Fault’ divorce mean in NC?” If you’re preparing for a North Carolina divorce, you likely realize the first step will…
Rank this Week: 4789

Minick Law Blog

Minick Law Blog

Covers DWI, civil rights, family law, workers compensation, and criminal justice.

http://www.minicklaw.com/asheville-attorney-blog/
Rank this Week: 345

New York Divorce Blog

New York Divorce Blog

By Bruce Provda.

http://www.nydivorcefirm.com/blog
  • Aug 25

    Divorce and Mortgage Problem

    Divorce and Mortgage Problem
    Has your divorce and subsequent financial situation put your home in danger of foreclosure? As the number of foreclosures rise, there are steps you can take to prevent foreclosure. Respond to the Lender If you mortgage payment is getting too…
  • Aug 20

    The Irreconcilable Differences Bandit

    The Irreconcilable Differences Bandit
    A bank robber in California approached a teller and asked for help in wiring money without letting his wife’s attorney know about it since he was going through a divorce. He then produced a note demanding money and saying he had a gun…
  • Aug 18

    What We Can Learn From Donald Trump’s Divorce

    What We Can Learn From Donald Trump’s Divorce
    My editor asked yesterday that I craft a piece about divorce in New York City. The writing gods are with me. Just this morning, USAToday had a front page article about Donald Trump and his former wife, Ivana, battling it out to keep the New…
Rank this Week: 1462

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/
  • Aug 25

    South Florida Woman’s Evidence of Stalking, Choking Was Enough to Warrant Protective Injunction She Sought

    South Florida Woman’s Evidence of Stalking, Choking Was Enough to Warrant Protective Injunction She Sought
    When you believe that you are threatened by your partner or former partner, the law and the courts may be a vital part of enhancing your safety. In order to make sure that you protect yourself, it is important to be sure that you are pursuing…
  • Aug 24

    Study Finds Peak Times To File For Divorce In Miami-Dade

    Study Finds Peak Times To File For Divorce In Miami-Dade
    A recent study is reporting that there are specific peaks of divorce filings in March and August. According to researchers, people who want to get divorced do not want to file during the summer family vacation season or before the winter…
  • Aug 18

    Sandy T. Fox, P.A. Law Offices Wins Appeal for Florida Man Wrongfully Jailed for Contempt

    Sandy T. Fox, P.A. Law Offices Wins Appeal for Florida Man Wrongfully Jailed for Contempt
    When you become involved in a family law case, it is important that you follow the orders issued by the judge. However, it is also important to understand that, if you do not comply, there are certain limits imposed by the law regarding the…
Rank this Week: 4346

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/
  • Aug 25

    Guidelines For Peaceful Co-Parenting With Your Ex

    Guidelines For Peaceful Co-Parenting With Your Ex
    In a majority of divorce cases, both the parties involved are caught up in a perpetual cycle of resentment and retaliation. Both partners are willing to go to extremes in trying to avenge the psychological damage a divorce brings to them.…
  • Aug 23

    Understanding Alimony in California

    Understanding Alimony in California
    Alimony is referred to as “Spousal Support” in California.  When a divorce is under process, the court might require that the partner with the higher income has to pay the other partner a certain amount so that they can cope…
  • Aug 22

    How To Get a Stress-Free, Amicable Divorce

    How To Get a Stress-Free, Amicable Divorce
    Divorce is never easy, regardless of the age and financial status of the couple. They can however, be amicable and end with suitable conditions for both parties. This might be hard to believe but it is a possibility. Couples go through a lot…
Rank this Week: 1861

Colorado Springs Divorce Attorney…

Colorado Springs Divorce Attorney Blog

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

http://www.coloradospringsdivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    Colorado Divorce Mediation 101: A Glossary of Key Terms and Idea

    Colorado Divorce Mediation 101: A Glossary of Key Terms and Idea
    By Staff Attorney The Gasper Law Group, PLLC What exactly is involved in a standard divorce mediation? If you’re totally new to the process, and you’re having trouble navigating through some of the legal jargon, refer to the…
  • Aug 16

    5 Myths About Military Divorce

    5 Myths About Military Divorce
    By Staff Attorney The Gasper Law Group, PLLC Special rules and laws apply when one or two spouses in the military are involved in a divorce proceeding. Below, we’ve outline five all-too-common myths about military divorces to give…
  • Aug 9

    Understanding Your Survivors Benefit Plan (SBP) Coverage

    Understanding Your Survivors Benefit Plan (SBP) Coverage
    By Staff Attorney The Gasper Law Group, PLLC The Survivors Benefit Plan (SBP) provides eligible beneficiaries with a benefit called an “annuity.” An annuity is a monthly payment distributed over the beneficiary’s lifetime.…
Rank this Week: 3911

Jacksonville Divorce Attorney Blog

Jacksonville Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers Florida divorce, child custody, and child support. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.jacksonvilledivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    Venue Change

    Venue Change
    Changing Venue: Moving  Family Law Cases One question we often receive from our family law clients is if they can change courts, also known as venue, when they move to a new area in Florida from the court where the marriage dissolution…
  • Jul 15

    Parental Rights, Sex Crime

    Parental Rights, Sex Crime
    In 2009, a 14 year old girl was raped in Massachusetts and became pregnant.  Her attacker, Jaime Melendez, pled guilty to rape charges and was sentenced to 16 years probation.  He was also brought into family court and ordered to…
  • Jun 30

    Secret Call Recording

    Secret Call Recording
    Have you ever had the urge to be sneaky and record a phone call or a conversation between yourself and another person?  You just want to prove that the other person is a liar or otherwise full of it, and you decided that recording the…
Rank this Week: 3085

Family Law & Divorce Information…

Family Law & Divorce Information in Houston, Texas

By Busby & Associates.

http://busby-lee.com/familylawblog
  • Aug 25

    Hiring a Bankruptcy Attorney

    Hiring a Bankruptcy Attorney
    Michael A financial crisis can happen to anyone at any time. In these situations, many people feel that they don’t have any choice but to file for chapter 13 Bankruptcy in Texas, in doing so, they will need the services of an attorney.…
  • Aug 20

    Financial Legal Action

    Financial Legal Action
    Michael If you live in the state of Texas, you should understand that wage garnishment in this state can happen for two reasons. Anyone who owes back child support or back spousal support is subject to having their pay check tapped into to…
  • Aug 20

    Are You Facing Financial Crisis?

    Are You Facing Financial Crisis?
    Michael A bankruptcy attorney in Houston has the very important job of helping clients who are in financial crisis. Those that are considering filing for bankruptcy should never take such drastic measures without first seeking legal help. An…
Rank this Week: 3326

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Aug 25

    Unusual Wedding Guest

    Unusual Wedding Guest
    From Yahoo: As fate would have it, there was a llama convention happening at the same hotel where the newlyweds were staying the weekend of their wedding in Flat Rock, North Carolina. The couple didn’t know about the event coinciding...
  • Aug 24

    Donating $7 Million Divorce Settlement to Charity

    Donating $7 Million Divorce Settlement to Charity
    From USA Today: Amber Heard is donating the entirety of her settlement money from Johnny Depp to charity, the actress said in a statement on Thursday. "As described in the restraining order and divorce settlement, money played no role…
  • Aug 23

    Alabama Law Hiring Announcement

    Alabama Law Hiring Announcement
    THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA SCHOOL OF LAW seeks to fill entry-level/junior-lateral tenure-track positions for the 2017-2018 academic year. Candidates must have outstanding academic credentials, including a J.D. from an accredited law school or…
Rank this Week: 2461

Williams Law Group Blog

Williams Law Group Blog

Covers New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency issues.

http://newjerseydyfsdefense.com/blog
  • Aug 25

    Disproving Child Abuse Allegations: Where to Look for Help

    Disproving Child Abuse Allegations: Where to Look for Help
    Disproving child abuse allegations is complex and requires detailed knowledge of the court, New Jersey’s child welfare agency, and how to challenge evidence. You should definitely enlist some credible help when facing such costly…
  • Aug 24

    Can I Have Parental Rights Without Custody?

    Can I Have Parental Rights Without Custody?
    Custody grants parents certain rights regarding their children. These rights are specific. You can still have certain parental rights even if you don’t have custody.
  • Aug 22

    What Is Parental Alienation?

    What Is Parental Alienation?
    One of the dangers of divorce and separation to children is parental alienation. Parental alienation happens when one parent does or says things to turn the child against the other parent.
Rank this Week: 1384

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Aug 24

    Dividing Property in a California Divorce

    Dividing Property in a California Divorce
    If you are a resident of Los Angeles County and are headed for a divorce, you will surely have questions about your rights to marital property and your obligations to pay off certain debts acquired before, during, and after your marriage…
  • Aug 15

    Domestic Violence Restraining Order

    Domestic Violence Restraining Order
    Domestic violence is a common and widespread problem that affects various families across the state; it impacts all races and religions and economic classes. Often (but not always), physically or emotionally abusive behaviors are passed …
  • Aug 9

    A Father's Rights Under California Law

    A Father's Rights Under California Law
    If you are a father, or a presumed father (one that is assumed to be a child’s father, but it has yet to be legally established), your rights to your child at this point in time depend on whether you were ever married to the…
Rank this Week: 140

International Family Law

International Family Law

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

http://www.internationalfamilylawfirm.com/
  • Aug 24

    Update on Pakistan & the Hague Abduction Convention

    Update on Pakistan & the Hague Abduction Convention
    Pakistan on track to sign Hague Child Abduction ConventionA source of relief to both Pakistani and foreigner parents, the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction will make it easier for families to bring their…
  • Aug 16

    The Hague Abduction Convention, Second Edition

    The Hague Abduction Convention, Second Edition
    The Second Edition of my book, The Hague Abduction Convention: Practical Issues and Procedures for Family Lawyers, has just been released.  Read below for some info about the book, and follow the link at the bottom of this post to…
  • Aug 3

    Canadian Court Upholds Expert Report on Risk of Child's Travel to Japan

    Canadian Court Upholds Expert Report on Risk of Child's Travel to Japan
    In a custody case in British Columbia, Canada, the BC Supreme Court has accepted as an expert report my report on the international family law elements of the case with a particular reference to the abduction dangers of a child’s…
Rank this Week: 580

Ontario Family Law Blog

Ontario Family Law Blog

Covers family law and collaborative team practice issues. By Galbraith Family Law.

http://www.ontariofamilylawblog.com
  • Aug 24

    It’s back to school time!

    It’s back to school time!
    This can be an exciting time for some kids and maybe a bit upsetting for others.  For parents that are separated, it can be an especially stressful time.  Questions come up about how much time the children should be spending with…
  • Jul 19

    How Does the New Canada Child Benefit impact Spousal Support?

    How Does the New Canada Child Benefit impact Spousal Support?
    As most families are aware, the new Canada Child Benefit (“CCB”) effective July 1, 2016 is the replacement for the Child Canada Tax Benefit (“CCTB”) & the Universal Child Care Benefit (“UCCB”). Prior to…
  • Jun 15

    Private Child’s Lawyer for Your Divorce

    Private Child’s Lawyer for Your Divorce
    The Office of the Children’s Lawyer (OCL) is a government agency that represents children in custody and access proceedings. A judge cannot order that the OCL act for a child but simply can “request” that it do so. The…
Rank this Week: 3276

Divorce Law Journal

Divorce Law Journal

Covers adoptions, business valuation, collaborative family law, debt division, grandparent visitation, maintenance, relocation and same sex issues. By Diana L. Skaggs.

http://louisvilledivorce.typepad.com/info/
Rank this Week: 2062

Family Law Topics

Family Law Topics

Covers family and divorce law. By Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP.

http://www.familylawtopics.com/
  • Aug 24

    New Study Finds Seasonal Increases in Divorce

    New Study Finds Seasonal Increases in Divorce
    The transition from the summer to fall season usually brings to mind students returning to school, the kickoff of the football matchups and the leaves changing colors.  A recent study conducted by sociologists at the University of…
  • Aug 2

    Pensions and Divorce

    Pensions and Divorce
    The news has not been good lately for U.S public pensions. Long term returns for U.S public pensions are expected to drop to the lowest levels ever recorded, as cities across the nation are faced with massive pension deficits. There is a real…
  • Aug 1

    Medical Decisions, Immunizations and the Start of School

    Medical Decisions, Immunizations and the Start of School
    The month of August is known as National Immunization Awareness Month.  Children will be preparing to go back to school and although by now its likely decisions regarding which schools your children will attend have already been made,…
Rank this Week: 4660

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Aug 24

    The Big Switch: Answers to Questions about Changing Practice Area

    The Big Switch: Answers to Questions about Changing Practice Area
    The following is a guest blog post by Laura Boysen-Aragon, a former practicing attorney and now a legal recruiter at Solutus Legal Search, LLC. This blog entry is the second of a two-part series, in response to questions submitted by our…
  • Aug 22

    Getting a Gun Violence Restraining Order

    Getting a Gun Violence Restraining Order
    According to an alarming 2014 FBI study, nearly 68% of homicides involved the use of firearms, with over a quarter of victims killed by a family member. From these numbers alone, it’s clear to see the urgency of a…
  • Aug 19

    What’s Confidential Among Co-Clients?

    What’s Confidential Among Co-Clients?
    Whenever you represent multiple clients on the same subject matter, there are confidentiality issues that can come up—and trip you up. An attorney has a duty not to disclose a client’s confidential communications or secrets. Bus…
Rank this Week: 2315

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Aug 24

    DadsDivorce Live: The Factors In Divorce Decision

    DadsDivorce Live: The Factors In Divorce Decision
    Although there are numerous reasons couples decide to divorce, there are certain factors that tend to lead to marital breakdowns more than others.  Kelly Roberts, Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of North…
  • Aug 23

    Researchers Discover Divorce Spikes After Vacation Season

    Researchers Discover Divorce Spikes After Vacation Season
    It is commonly believed that January is “divorce month,” but a new study indicates March and August are the months that receive the most divorce filings. University of Washington sociology professor Julie Brines and doctoral…
  • Aug 22

    Texas Law Indicative Of Counterproductive Child Support System

    Texas Law Indicative Of Counterproductive Child Support System
    A new law in Texas is just the latest example of how counterproductive and harsh on low-income parents the modern child support system can be. Beginning this fall, Texas parents who fail to pay child support for at least six months…
Rank this Week: 3863

North Carolina Divorce Lawyers…

North Carolina Divorce Lawyers Blog

Covers family law. By Woodruff Family Law Group.

http://www.northcarolinadivorcelawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 24

    Grandparent Rights in North Carolina: McIntyre v. McIntyre

    Grandparent Rights in North Carolina: McIntyre v. McIntyre
    Divorce can affect many relationships, and it is not unusual for grandparents to lose contact with their grandchildren in the process. Are you are a grandparent seeking custody or visitation of your grandchildren? If so, we may be able to…
  • Aug 19

    Does Death Do You Part? Wills, Intestacy, and closely held businesses. Part 3 of 3.

    Does Death Do You Part? Wills, Intestacy, and closely held businesses. Part 3 of 3.
    Now let’s change the hypothetical of our Greensboro couple – Petunia and Rocky – in one respect. Recall that Petunia’s parents wanted her to have a premarital agreement regarding Home Grown Lawn Care, but Petunia and…
  • Aug 17

    Does Death Do You Part? Wills, Intestacy, and closely held businesses. Part 2 of 3.

    Does Death Do You Part? Wills, Intestacy, and closely held businesses. Part 2 of 3.
    Now that we have the details and definitions out of the way, we can return to our Greensboro couple Rocky and Petunia and take a look at what happens to Petunia’s estate. Recall that Petunia died without a premarital agreement, without…
Rank this Week: 1679

NJ Family Legal Blog

NJ Family Legal Blog

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

http://njfamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Aug 24

    PROSPECTIVE RETIREMENT APPLICATIONS: HOW SOON IS TOO SOON?

    PROSPECTIVE RETIREMENT APPLICATIONS: HOW SOON IS TOO SOON?
    As avid readers of this blog know, New Jersey’s recently amended alimony statute has been the inspiration for many blogs posts as cases interpreting same are coming down the pike. Under the amended statute, a party may seek to terminate…
  • Aug 19

    Judge Jones Provides Some New Clarity Just Ahead of the NJ Emancipation Statute

    Judge Jones Provides Some New Clarity Just Ahead of the NJ Emancipation Statute
    Signed into law on January 19, 2016, New Jersey’s emancipation law is set to take effect on February 1, 2017 and will apply to all child support orders issued prior to or after its effective date. One of the highlights of the new law is…
  • Aug 2

    The Supreme Court Finds a Right to Counsel for Indigent Parents Opposing Private Adoption

    The Supreme Court Finds a Right to Counsel for Indigent Parents Opposing Private Adoption
    In the recent decision In the Matter of the Adoption of a Child by J.E.V. and D.G.V., the New Jersey Supreme Court unanimously held that: [A]n indigent parent who faces termination of parental rights in a contested private adoption…
Rank this Week: 1223

Ocala Divorce Lawyer Blog

Ocala Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida family law and divorce issues. By Anne E. Raduns.

http://www.ocalafamilylaw.com/Ocala-Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Aug 24

    Tips for Single Parents Going Back To School

    Tips for Single Parents Going Back To School
    Returning to college and pursuing your degree as an adult can be challenging, especially if you are a single parent. However, despite the difficulty of the task, accomplishing your educational goals is possible. The following are…
  • Aug 22

    Why Couples Over 50 Are Divorcing

    Why Couples Over 50 Are Divorcing
    Evidence shows humans are living longer lives today than any other generation before. According to a recent census statistic, the average lifespan of a man is about 77 years, while women are living upwards of 84-years-old. As more…
  • Aug 19

    3 Things You Should Do Before Filing for a Divorce

    3 Things You Should Do Before Filing for a Divorce
    Often couples considering divorce approach the process by making several of their decisions based on emotion. As experienced Ocala divorce attorneys, we have seen our fair share of acrimonious divorces. Whether your divorce is…
Rank this Week: 4772

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Kollias & Giese.

http://www.dupagecountydivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 24

    Premarital Agreements in Illinois: A Hypothetical Scenario

    Premarital Agreements in Illinois: A Hypothetical Scenario
    Imagine the following scenario:  Kim and her boyfriend Kanye decide they want to get married.  Kim and Kanye have acquired a lot of money, bling, and swag throughout their years of work in music and promotions.  Kim, being the…
  • Jul 11

    Is Money Withdrawn from an IRA “Income” for Child Support Purposes?

    Is Money Withdrawn from an IRA “Income” for Child Support Purposes?
      It is common for a child support payor to be required to pay a percentage of any additional income above and beyond a base percentage of his or her income.  This additional income may include, for example, bonuses, commissions, or…
  • Jul 11

    Is Money Withdrawn from an IRA “Income” for Child Support Purposes?

    Is Money Withdrawn from an IRA “Income” for Child Support Purposes?
      It is common for a child support payor to be required to pay a percentage of any additional income above and beyond a base percentage of his or her income.  This additional income may include, for example, bonuses, commissions, or…
Rank this Week: 1853

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Covers developments in Tennessee family law.

http://herstontennesseefamilylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2769

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.sandiegodivorceattorneysblog.com/
  • Aug 23

    What is a Family Law Tracing?

    What is a Family Law Tracing?
      In Family Law, tracing is the method by which a party proves that funds in a particular account are, or were, used to acquire separate property.  Family Code section 760 holds that all property acquired during a marriage,…
  • Aug 19

    Do I really need a Premarital Agreement?

    Do I really need a Premarital Agreement?
    California Family Code section 1612 lays out what can and cannot be included in a premarital agreement. The most important issues in just about any premarital agreement are the property rights of the parties and whether or not there are any…
  • Aug 17

    When Your Home is No Longer a Home

    When Your Home is No Longer a Home
    There are so many reasons a client wants to remain in the family home after the divorce proceedings have been filed.  Often it is a custodial parent who wants to provide normalcy for their children.  Other times it is for financial…
Rank this Week: 2877

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/
  • Aug 23

    MCPS Increases Reporting to Child Protective Service

    MCPS Increases Reporting to Child Protective Service
    The Town Courier reports that the number of cases reported to Child Protective Services during fiscal year 2016 increased to 3,347 incidences. The increase was attributed to a change in policy encouraging employees of Montgomery County Public…
  • Apr 8

    Tax Day is coming...do you know your filing status?

    Tax Day is coming...do you know your filing status?
    Have you have filed your 2015 taxes yet? If you are separated or divorced, there are a number of rules regarding your taxes. For IRS purposes, married means married. If you are married, you CANNOT file as single. Your only...
  • Feb 18

    How do you get through a divorce?

    How do you get through a divorce?
    Are you looking for some tips from "the other side" of divorce? I enjoyed this article on Slate.com about getting through divorce with children. It is very thoughtful, with a touch of humor, and is a great reminder that taking...
Rank this Week: 680

Tennessee Attorneys Blog

Tennessee Attorneys Blog

Covers family and injury law, estate planning and medical malpractice. By Martin Heller Potempa & Sheppard, PLLC.

http://www.tennesseeattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1678

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/
  • Aug 23

    Domestic Violence and Its Impact on a California Spousal Support Case

    Domestic Violence and Its Impact on a California Spousal Support Case
    A Palm Springs wife, who who pled guilty to attacking her estranged husband with a deadly weapon, was turned away by both a Southern California trial court and the Fourth District Court of Appeal in her attempt to secure an award of spousal…
  • Aug 16

    Drug/Alcohol Testing and California Custody and Visitation Decision

    Drug/Alcohol Testing and California Custody and Visitation Decision
    When you go to court in a custody or visitation matter, there are a variety of options available to the judge in your case. As a recent ruling from the Second District Court of Appeal demonstrates, one component of your custody or…
  • Aug 9

    Non-Parents and Parental Rights in California

    Non-Parents and Parental Rights in California
    Today, there are many different types of families. Whether they look like fictional families from cinema (such as Three Men and a Baby) or real-world situations involving gay and lesbian parents, there are a variety of circumstances in…
Rank this Week: 3258

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/
  • Aug 23

    Making the Most of Supervised Visitation

    Making the Most of Supervised Visitation
    Language English Making the Most of Supervised VisitationTue, 08/23/2016 - 16:44 Kids want to have a healthy, loving relationship with both of their parents, but separation or divorce often takes a toll on these relationships. One of the…
  • Aug 18

    Clearing the Emotional Debris of Divorce

    Clearing the Emotional Debris of Divorce
    Language English Clearing the Emotional Debris of DivorceThu, 08/18/2016 - 16:28 It’s human nature for us to obsess about the negative experiences in our life and overlook the positive that is hidden in those dark roads. What if…
  • Aug 16

    Five New School Year Tips For Divorced Parent

    Five New School Year Tips For Divorced Parent
    Language English Five New School Year Tips For Divorced ParentsTue, 08/16/2016 - 16:20 The end of summer can be sad, especially for children. It often brings cooler weather, earlier bed times, and of course, school. A new school year…
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California Divorce Blawg

California Divorce Blawg

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

http://www.hardinglaw.com/blog
  • Aug 23

    New Law on Date of Separation

    New Law on Date of Separation
    In the Summer of 2015 the California Supreme Court released its opinion in the Marriage of Davis case. In that case the Court took the traditional test for date of separation, i.e., state of mind that the marriage was irretrievably broken…
  • Aug 16

    John Harding selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017 in the field of Family Law.

    John Harding selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017 in the field of Family Law.
    Harding & Associates Family Law proudly announces that John Harding has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017 in the field of Family Law. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has…
  • Aug 2

    New Opinion on Domestic Violence

    New Opinion on Domestic Violence
    A significant opinion has been published by California’s First Appellate District Court of Appeal expanding the judicial interpretation of California domestic violence statutes.  As taken from the opinion: In February 2010, Perez…
Rank this Week: 2251

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.indianafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 23

    An Update on Gestational Surrogacy Trends in the United State

    An Update on Gestational Surrogacy Trends in the United State
    As gestational surrogacy continues to increase in the United States, so do opportunities to observe its trends and outcomes. Many states presently permit gestational surrogacy, although the laws vary by state and are rapidly evolving.…
  • Aug 12

    ASRM Ethics Committee Opinion on Embryo Donation Terminology

    ASRM Ethics Committee Opinion on Embryo Donation Terminology
    The American Society of Reproductive Medicine (“ASRM”) recently issued an Ethics Committee opinion regarding the appropriate terminology for the donation of embryos. The opinion is consistent with the modern sentiment that…
  • Jun 3

    The Constitutionality of Commercial Surrogacy

    The Constitutionality of Commercial Surrogacy
    A California woman, Melissa Cook, who agreed to act as a surrogate for a single man, is seeking custody of one of the children after giving birth to triplets. The intended father allegedly requested a reduction, as he only wanted twins.…
Rank this Week: 3378

Dallas Divorce Law Blog

Dallas Divorce Law Blog

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

http://www.dallastxdivorce.com/
  • Aug 23

    Strategies for contested family law and divorce hearings on a time budget

    Strategies for contested family law and divorce hearings on a time budget
    Have you ever wondered about counties that have time limits on the presentation of evidence at contested hearings. The Dallas Bar Association featured an article by O’Neil Wysocki Senior Shareholder Michelle O’Neil in its…
  • Aug 10

    Tips for fathers in Dallas Texas custody dispute

    Tips for fathers in Dallas Texas custody dispute
    What does a father do when a custody battle looms? The answer is NOT “nothing”. Divorce changes the roles for everyone, especially in traditional families. So fathers who may have relied on the children’s mother to take on…
  • Aug 2

    Shared Custody – Superpowers of Shared Kid

    Shared Custody – Superpowers of Shared Kid
    More and more children are being raised in split homes. For some children, having different rules in the two homes causes anxiety and difficulty adapting. The two homes may be different with new lives and new families of their own. Where one…
Rank this Week: 4397

Real Divorce Mediation Blog

Real Divorce Mediation Blog

By Whole Mediation & Consulting Services P.C.

http://wholemediation.com/category/real-divorce-mediation/
  • Aug 22

    Divorce Mediation Guidance: Top Pointers for Negotiation

    Divorce Mediation Guidance: Top Pointers for Negotiation
    Negotiation is a key part of divorce mediation, as each party attempts to come to an agreement about division of assets and debt, co-parenting if applicable, and settling all of the complicated details associated with divorce. Effective…
  • Jun 17

    Six Deadly Obstacles to Effective Mediation Negotiation

    Six Deadly Obstacles to Effective Mediation Negotiation
    Of the seven deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath/anger, and sloth/laziness), six are incredibly harmful to the negotiation process in divorce mediation. Many of these, such as pride, envy and anger, may have been some of…
  • Jun 7

    How to Have an Effective Divorce Mediation

    How to Have an Effective Divorce Mediation
    Successful divorce mediation requires clear communication and compromise from both parties. The bridge between these two is negotiation, which can be complex. Effective negotiation requires planning, preparation and research to create an…
Rank this Week: 1953

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/
  • Aug 22

    Determining Who Gets the Assets in A Divorce

    Determining Who Gets the Assets in A Divorce
    You’re getting a divorce. You want the house, the car, the vacation timeshare and anything else you can get simply because you believe your soon-to-be ex is a louse and you deserve to be compensated for your anguish. Before you hand…
  • Aug 8

    Avoiding These Mistakes May Help You Get Through Your Divorce

    Avoiding These Mistakes May Help You Get Through Your Divorce
    Divorce, no matter how inevitable it might be, is an emotional roller coaster for everyone involved. Sadness, hurt, anger, relief, fear, anxiety are all feelings spouses and children alike may experience throughout the divorce process. And…
  • Jul 25

    How You Approach Your Divorce Can Affect Your Parenting Partnership

    How You Approach Your Divorce Can Affect Your Parenting Partnership
    Divorcing couples may severe ties with each other but not with their children — once a parent, always a parent. Children depend on mothers and fathers to fill certain roles in their lives and they see their parents’ relationships…
Rank this Week: 567

Michigan Divorce Lawyers Blog

Michigan Divorce Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigandivorcelawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 22

    What is an established custodial environment?

    What is an established custodial environment?
    Where a change of custody is sought, the initial inquiry is whether there is an established custodial environment. An established custodial environment (ECE)  is an environment of “significant duration in which a parent provides…
  • Aug 8

    Child Support FAQ’

    Child Support FAQ’
    Child support is based upon a formula that takes into consideration the incomes of both parties, the amount of overnights the payor has with the child, health care costs, child care costs, and tax exemptions. Child support is generally paid…
  • Jul 25

    What is the difference between legal custody and physical custody?

    What is the difference between legal custody and physical custody?
    There are two types of custody that will be determined in a custody or divorce case. Legal custody involves major decisions affecting the child, including, but not limited to schooling, healthcare, and religion.  Physical custody refers…
Rank this Week: 3690

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Aug 21

    News Essentials: 22nd August 2016

    News Essentials: 22nd August 2016
    A brief summary of the essential family law news and cases from the last week:NEWS14th View from the President’s Chambers: Care cases: Settlement conferences and the ‘tandem’ modelThe President looks at two public law…
  • Aug 18

    Absurd, worrying, threatening and money saving...

    Absurd, worrying, threatening and money saving...
    My posts this week on Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog were mostly dealing with things that were wrong, concerning, or both:Sorry to disappoint, but the family justice system is not run by feminist zealots - Responding…
  • Aug 14

    News Essentials: 15th August 2016

    News Essentials: 15th August 2016
    A brief summary of the essential family law news and cases from the last week:NEWSSupreme Court refers to ECJ case of transgender woman denied state pension at 60Sec of State argues that full certificate of gender recognition is required.…
Rank this Week: 126

Brownn Family Law

Brownn Family Law

Feature information and updates on Minnesota divorce and family law issues. By Brown Law Offices, PA.

http://www.mnfamilylawblog.com/
  • Aug 21

    Six Sources of Support for Minnesota Couples Looking to Adopt

    Six Sources of Support for Minnesota Couples Looking to Adopt
    Minnesota couples who wish to adopt have a variety of resources available to them for support and encouragement. Here are six resources you should know about before you adopt. 1. Department of Human Services (DHS) – The Minnesota…
  • Aug 20

    Guide to Dealing with a Rebellious Teenager as a Single Parent

    Guide to Dealing with a Rebellious Teenager as a Single Parent
    Raising children on your own is challenging enough without the added stress of teenage rebellion. Still, it is your duty as parent to establish guidelines for behavior that could keep your child from getting in trouble with the law. Here are…
  • Aug 18

    Divorced and Disabled: the Special Divorce-Related Challenges Created by Your Physical Disability and What to Do About Them

    Divorced and Disabled: the Special Divorce-Related Challenges Created by Your Physical Disability and What to Do About Them
    What happens when a married couple in Minnesota files for divorce, and one of them receives disability benefits? How will spousal maintenance, child support and the disability benefits themselves be affected? The outcome depends on the…
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Pendleton Judicial Training…

Pendleton Judicial Training Updates

The official repository of the "Minnesota Judicial Training Updates," which provides judicial tips for judges and attorneys.

http://www.PendletonUpdates.com
Rank this Week: 79

New Jersey Divorce and Family…

New Jersey Divorce and Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newjerseydivorcelawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 21

    In September 2014, the New Jersey…

    In September 2014, the New Jersey Legislature amended this State’s statute on alimony.   Among the changes that the new alimony statute contains was a provision related to retirement.    The addition that the Legislature…
  • Aug 12

    Retroactive Unallocated Child Support Modification in Cases Involving More Than One Child

    Retroactive Unallocated Child Support Modification in Cases Involving More Than One Child
    On August 9, 2016, the New Jersey Appellate Division Committee on Opinions approved for publication the Trial Court opinion of the Hon. L.R. Jones, J.S.C. in the case of Harrington-v-Harrington, in which the court analyzed the situation…
  • Aug 9

    What is the Impact of a Couple Living Beyond Their Means During the Marriage Upon an Alimony Award?

    What is the Impact of a Couple Living Beyond Their Means During the Marriage Upon an Alimony Award?
    It is a well settled proposition in New Jersey that the “goal of a proper alimony award is to assist the supported spouse in achieving a lifestyle that is reasonably comparable to the one enjoyed SONY DSC while living with the…
Rank this Week: 2358

Long Island Family Law and…

Long Island Family Law and Mediation Blog

Covers family law and mediation. By Law and Mediation Office of Darren M. Shapiro, P.C.

http://www.longislandfamilylawandmediation.com/
  • Aug 21

    Can Divorce Mediation Work in High-Conflict Relationships?

    Can Divorce Mediation Work in High-Conflict Relationships?
    Many people assume that the only way to handle a divorce with a high-conflict partner is to buckle down for a rollercoaster ride of litigation and court appearances. However, one point of view is that this just leads to additional conflict,…
  • Aug 15

    Enforceability of Marital Agreements in New York Involving Jewish Law

    Enforceability of Marital Agreements in New York Involving Jewish Law
    New York has a history of having a concentrated population of Jewish people who observe Jewish law. Currently, observant Jews who want to be divorced must effectuate a divorce that is valid under both Jewish law and New York state…
  • Aug 7

    Enforceability of Islamic Marriage Agreements in New York Made in Front of an Imam

    Enforceability of Islamic Marriage Agreements in New York Made in Front of an Imam
    Under Islamic law, marriage itself is a civil contract, and both spouses must have the legal ability to make a contract to create an enforceable marriage. Traditional Muslim marriage contracts include a provision called mahr. The mahr is…
Rank this Week: 1544

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

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

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Aug 21

    A postcard from the President…

    A postcard from the President…
    So I go away on holiday for a week and, whilst my focus is on knitting and farting around in the back garden, and the rest of the world is breathlessly tweeting about olympic medals, CAFCASS and The President slip out…
  • Aug 18

    A Christian Concern

    A Christian Concern
    The judgment following the rehearing in the case of M (Children) [2016] EWCA Civ 61 (02 February 2016) has now been published, see Re M  (No 2) [2016] EWHC 1658 (Fam) (19 May 2016), a judgment of Newton J. You may recall…
  • Aug 14

    Human Rights Act Claims in Family Proceedings – the costs catch 22 resolved?

    Human Rights Act Claims in Family Proceedings – the costs catch 22 resolved?
    This case just published : Re BB (A Child) [2016] EWFC B53 (26 June 2016), HHJ Murfitt. In brief : A Circuit Judge case, so not binding authority. Care proceedings following s20 drift (1 yr +). Child’s legal rep brought HRA claim…
Rank this Week: 3913

Missouri Divorce and Family Law…

Missouri Divorce and Family Law Blog

Covers alimony/maintenance, bankruptcy, child support, custody and visitation, divorce, paternity, property division and taxes. By Mark Wortman.

http://familylaw.mwortmanlaw.com/
  • Aug 21

    New Missouri custody law seeks to maximize time with each parent, takes effect August 28

    New Missouri custody law seeks to maximize time with each parent, takes effect August 28
    Governor Jay Nixon signed House bill 1550 into law on July 1, 2016, which takes effect August 28, 2016.  This law has been dubbed as an equal custody law, or 50/50 custody law, but that is not an entirely accurate description. …
  • Jul 23

    LAGERS Pension divided as a future asset

    LAGERS Pension divided as a future asset
    Recent Case:  LAGERS Pension present value of zero but future payment divided Missouri Statutes require division of marital property, including local government retirement system benefits. The Circuit court treated the defined benefit…
  • Jul 19

    Marijuana use not grounds for termination of parental right

    Marijuana use not grounds for termination of parental right
    Recent Case: Marijuana use under the level of chemical dependency not grounds for termination of parental rights Father appeals from the judgment terminating his parental rights. Grounds for termination of parental rights require clear and…
Rank this Week: 2470

Alabama Criminal and Family Lawyer…

Alabama Criminal and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers family and criminal law. By Skier & Associates.

http://www.alabamacriminalandfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 21

    ALABAMA LAWS – THEFT OF PROPERTY

    ALABAMA LAWS – THEFT OF PROPERTY
    There are four different levels, or degrees, of Theft of Property in Alabama. What level is alleged against a person is usually determined by the value of the property involved.
  • Aug 18

    Marijuana to remain a Schedule I controlled substance. Why?

    Marijuana to remain a Schedule I controlled substance. Why?
    It is time we evaluate the never ending and hopeless drug war in this country. Re-classifying marijuana is a logical and overdue first step in this process. Let's spend our money where it will be useful; not enforcing outdated and ineffective…
  • Jul 28

    Pardons and Gun Right

    Pardons and Gun Right
    It is vitally important that a pardon applicant specifically ask for restoration of civil rights clearly and unequivocally in their initial petition.
Rank this Week: 1377

Texas Family Lawyers

Texas Family Lawyers

Covers family law topics. By Holmes, Diggs & Eames, P.L.L.C.

http://texasfamilylawyers.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 20

    Common Law Marriage -Very Hard to Prove in Texa

    Common Law Marriage -Very Hard to Prove in Texa
    What is a ‘common law’ marriage? Most people believe it is when two people live together as a couple for some amount of time. Two years is a common time-frame stated. But Texas has a specific three-pronged test. Under Texas law,…
  • Apr 12

    The Importance of a Correct Citation

    The Importance of a Correct Citation
    What is a citation?  It is the additional document the clerks make to send with the original petition for service. What does it do? Among other things, a citation lays out the rights a defendant to a lawsuit has, the answer day, the…
  • Apr 7

    No Attorney’s Fees for Enforcement of Spousal Maintenance

    No Attorney’s Fees for Enforcement of Spousal Maintenance
    Not one I would have guessed, but thanks to John Kappel’s attention to detail and thorough research, it turns out Texas law does not allow for a party to get attorney’s fees in a successful enforcement action on spousal…
Rank this Week: 2734

HeyAnnette

HeyAnnette

Covers Arizona family law. By Annette T. Burns.

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

    Child’s Psychologist-Patient Privilege: Can a Parent Waive It In a Custody Case? Hawaii decision

    Child’s Psychologist-Patient Privilege: Can a Parent Waive It In a Custody Case? Hawaii decision
    In PO v. JS, the Hawaii Court of Appeals ruled that neither parent can waive or invoke a child’s patient-therapist privilege if the parents themselves are involved in litigation over the child.    The Father was attempting to…
  • Jul 25

    Mandatory Mediation Clauses Thrown Out in Maine

    Mandatory Mediation Clauses Thrown Out in Maine
    It’s fairly common for a parenting plan or parenting time order to include a clause like this:   “If the parties are unable to reach an agreement regarding any change to this parenting agreement, they will request…
  • Jul 21

    Facebook is Good Evidence

    Facebook is Good Evidence
    If you’re going to assert in court that you are having no contact with someone, it’s probably best not to have Facebook conversations going on with that person. In an Arkansas guardianship case, a mother sought to terminate her…
Rank this Week: 3301