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Next Phase Legal Blog

Next Phase Legal Blog

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

http://nextphaselegal.com/blog/
  • Aug 27

    Market Basket Blue

    Market Basket Blue
    The Market Basket fiasco has dominated Massachusetts news this summer.   It also provides a magnificent example of how NOT to resolve a business dispute. A boardroom battle was transformed into a public spectacle with employees and…
  • Aug 13

    Child Support Modification

    Child Support Modification
    To Maura, it seemed like her ex-husband tried to lower his child support payments whenever the weather changed; and when he did pay, he was usually late. Maura divorced Carl two years ago but just received his fourth Complaint for…
  • Aug 13

    Mediation Leads to Success for Parent

    Mediation Leads to Success for Parent
    Sarah and Mark had three kids – all under the age of 11. Despite counseling, their 16-year relationship had deteriorated over the years. Neither parent wanted to want to expose the children to the frequent arguing, so they agreed it was…
Rank this Week: 3853

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

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

    Parental Gatekeeping & Child Custody

    Parental Gatekeeping & Child Custody
    Parental gatekeeping is when one parent restricts the relationship between the other parent and a child. This is done through limiting communication or contact with the child. Sometimes, parental gatekeeping can be a way to keep a child out…
  • Aug 26

    Mississippi Same-Sex Couple Seeks Divorce

    Mississippi Same-Sex Couple Seeks Divorce
    The Mississippi Attorney General's office has been challenged to recognize same-sex marriage in the state in order to grant a divorce. A Tennessee couple recently asked for and was denied the same request, as discussed in a blog post a few…
  • Aug 25

    When a Prenuptial Agreement is Unfair

    When a Prenuptial Agreement is Unfair
    Prenuptial agreements are contracts entered into before a marriage that detail provisions about what the couple agree is fair in the event the marriage dissolves. These agreements commonly address property division, spousal support,…
Rank this Week: 575

HeyAnnette

HeyAnnette

Covers Arizona family law. By Annette T. Burns.

http://heyannette.com/blog/
  • Aug 27

    Parent Communication/ Transition Report

    Parent Communication/ Transition Report
    More and more Maricopa County parenting time orders are including a provision that the parents exchange a “Child News Report”, “Weekly Report”, or “Transition Report” about the children who are traveling…
  • Aug 17

    Books for Parent

    Books for Parent
    Here are the books about co-parenting I recommend most recently for people who want general information about co-parenting following divorce or separation of the parents: Parenting After Divorce: A Guide to Resolving Conflicts and Meeting…
  • Jul 16

    PC Training in Domestic Violence and Child Abuse

    PC Training in Domestic Violence and Child Abuse
    Arizona Revised Statutes 25-406C requires that any person who submits reports to a court must have completed minimum requirements in domestic violence and child abuse. 25-406C. The court shall require a court appointed attorney for a child, a…
Rank this Week: 4173

A Child is Missing

A Child is Missing

Reports on federal Hague Convention child abduction cases By Joel R. Brandes.

http://joelbrandes.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 551

The Divorce Blog

The Divorce Blog

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

http://www.totaldivorce.com/blog
  • Aug 27

    Neil Young Files for Divorce

    Neil Young Files for Divorce
    After 36 years of marriage, Canadian rock legend Neil Young has filed for divorce from his wife Pegi. Young, 68, filed a petition for dissolution of marriage in his hometown of San Mateo, California, on July 29th. The couple met in 1974 at a…
  • Aug 20

    Divorce For Transgender Marriage

    Divorce For Transgender Marriage
    Last week, courts in both Arizona and California ruled that marriages of two transgender men were valid and that they can, in fact, get divorced. Thomas Beatie, 40, was born female and in 1997 he underwent assessment to determine his…
  • Aug 12

    Duchovny and Leoni Divorce

    Duchovny and Leoni Divorce
    After a marriage spanning seventeen years, actor David Duchovny and actress Tea Leoni are officially divorcing. Duchovny, most recently noted for his work on Showtime’s “Californication, “filed documents with New York in…
Rank this Week: 222

New York Family Law Blog

New York Family Law Blog

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

http://www.newyorkfamilylawblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    Defendant Proposes to Dismiss Case Under DRL 230

    Defendant Proposes to Dismiss Case Under DRL 230
    A New York Family Lawyer said that, plaintiff commenced this divorce action via summons with notice. Prior to serving the summons with notice, Plaintiff moves for an Order authorizing an alternative method of service, for custody, child…
  • Aug 5

    Court Looks at Whether Respondent may be Subject of a Summary Licensee Proceeding

    Court Looks at Whether Respondent may be Subject of a Summary Licensee Proceeding
    A New York Family Lawyer said that, in January of 1989, the petitioner purchased a premises known as Pine brook Avenue, New York. A certified copy of the deed to the premises was offered into evidence, although the respondent concedes...
  • Aug 4

    Defendant Claims Lack of Subject Matter Jurisdiction

    Defendant Claims Lack of Subject Matter Jurisdiction
    A New York Family Lawyer said that, this is a proceeding under Section 890, subdivision 1 of the Code of Criminal Procedure against a father who is alleged to have neglected to provide for his wife and child according to...
Rank this Week: 2598

The Kielich Law Firm Blog

The Kielich Law Firm Blog

Covers employment law, personal injury and family law issues related to Texas and federal law.

http://kielichlawfirm.com/blog
  • Aug 27

    Nurse fired for not praying the Rosary with patient and loses religious discrimination suit

    Nurse fired for not praying the Rosary with patient and loses religious discrimination suit
    That’s right. The federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently decided in Nobach v. Woodland Village Nursing Center, Inc. that a Jehovah’s Witness who refused to pray the Rosary with a Catholic patient and was fired for her…
  • Aug 25

    Planning for a QDRO in your divorce

    Planning for a QDRO in your divorce
    During the asset division in a Texas divorce, an employer-sponsored retirement plan may be subject to the property division. Texas follows the community property rules, which distinguishes between property acquired during the marriage as…
  • Aug 21

    Frequent urinarion at work and disability discrimination

    Frequent urinarion at work and disability discrimination
    Frequent urination can be caused by a number of medical conditions and the frequent restroom breaks at work can cause problems with the employer who wants the employee to be at his or her work station during the work day. In addition to the…
Rank this Week: 1458

Dallas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Dallas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Texas family law issues. By Guest & Gray.

http://www.dallasdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    Equitable Reimbursement in Texa

    Equitable Reimbursement in Texa
    As a general rule in Texas, all property that you acquire during marriage is community property.  There are some exceptions in which property can be deemed one spouse’s separate property.  These are pretty basic concepts but…
  • Aug 20

    Why is the Other Side Asking for Attorney’s Fees? Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 47 Explained

    Why is the Other Side Asking for Attorney’s Fees? Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 47 Explained
    I frequently see parties involved in litigation who are furious at the other side for the things they have asked for in their paperwork. Most often this comes up in family law cases when children are involved and one side is asking the court…
  • Aug 14

    Violations of Temporary Orders, What Are Your Options?

    Violations of Temporary Orders, What Are Your Options?
    If you have a current pending divorce or suit affecting the parent-child relationship then you most likely have temporary orders in place.  If not, in most family law cases you do want to ensure that you have temporary orders granted by…
Rank this Week: 3022

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Daniel J. Kollias.

http://www.dupagecountydivorcelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4538

The Legal Optimist

The Legal Optimist

By Rosie Brown.

http://legaloptimist.wordpress.com
  • Aug 27

    Do I have a right to counsel for probation violation proceedings?

    Do I have a right to counsel for probation violation proceedings?
    Yes, you do have a right to have an attorney for probation violation proceedings in the State of Tennessee. Tennessee Code Annotated § 40-35-311(b) provides that a defendant is entitled to be represented by counsel at a hearing on a…
  • Mar 27

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee
    Join Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty to obtain an adequate number of signatures to influence Governor Haslam’s political choices.  In short, Tennessee is slated to resume executing death row inmates this…
  • Mar 27

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee
    Join Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty to obtain an adequate number of signatures to influence Governor Haslam’s political choices.  In short, Tennessee is slated to resume executing death row inmates this…
Rank this Week: 3376

Family Law Matters Blog

Family Law Matters Blog

Covers New York family law. By Deborah Hope Wayne.

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

    Military Divorce: Considerations for a Peaceful Proce

    Military Divorce: Considerations for a Peaceful Proce
    I've written a few pieces on divorce and always tried to point out how the divorce process can be different for every couple, depending on their specific circumstances. With the amount of military families in America, it is also important to…
  • Aug 18

    Second Parent Adoption

    Second Parent Adoption
    Many people are aware of step-parent adoptions in which a person may legally adopt his or her spouse's children in order to become a legal parent. However, there is also an option for same-sex couples as well as non-married couples: second…
  • Aug 5

    As Less Couples Say "I Do," More Couples Opt for No-Nup

    As Less Couples Say "I Do," More Couples Opt for No-Nup
    I've blogged before about different elements of pre-nups and how to approach making one with your significant other. However, the focus of pre-nups is usually about opening up communication channels and building a foundation for a healthy…
Rank this Week: 4877

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/
  • Aug 27

    Post-nuptial Agreement Unenforceable | Against Public Policy

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

    Young Parents Struggle with Computerized Work Scheduling

    Young Parents Struggle with Computerized Work Scheduling
    The New York Times a typical last-minute scramble, Jannette Navarro, a 22-year-old Starbucks barista and single mother, scraped together a plan for surviving the month of July without setting off family or financial disaster.
  • Aug 24

    College Programs Available for Young Adults with Intellectual Challenge

    College Programs Available for Young Adults with Intellectual Challenge
    Over 200 United States universities have a program for people with intellectual disabilities, but the admissions are highly competitive. Every year more than one hundred people apply for fewer than 10 openings.
Rank this Week: 584

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
  • Aug 27

    Four Prescriptions for a Happy Marriage

    Four Prescriptions for a Happy Marriage
    John Gottman says there are just four prescriptions for a happy marriage: Turn toward your partner (both physically and psychologically). Say positive things. Celebrate the hard times you’ve been through. Look at the Goldfinch (look if…
  • Aug 7

    Want a Divorce? Maybe You’re Just Hungry

    Want a Divorce? Maybe You’re Just Hungry
    Boca Divorce Attorney Jodi Furr Colton brought my attention to a Psychology Today study that correlates heightened aggression between spouses with their blood sugar. The researchers gave 107 married couples voodoo dolls and pins for 21…
  • Aug 6

    Send in the Divorce Lawyer

    Send in the Divorce Lawyer
    Greta Van Susteren has an idea for breaking the political deadlock in Congress.  On Gretawire she writes that every day of the year divorce lawyers sit down with warring spouses (who HATE each other) and manage to hammer out…
Rank this Week: 914

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 27

    5 Rules to Minimize Expert Contamination

    5 Rules to Minimize Expert Contamination
    Attorneys risk expert contamination when they provide information to an expert about a case. Although you need to discuss the case candidly and openly with your expert, you don’t want to contaminate the expert with information on the…
  • Aug 25

    What to Do about an Incompetent Interpreter

    What to Do about an Incompetent Interpreter
    A witness who would otherwise be incompetent because he or she can’t understand or speak English can be made effectively competent by using an interpreter. But what happens when the interpreter is accused of being incompetent? Dealing…
  • Aug 22

    Plaintiffs: Reject §998 Settlement Offers at Your Peril

    Plaintiffs: Reject §998 Settlement Offers at Your Peril
    Last week on CEBblog™, we discussed the consequences of a defendant rejecting a settlement offer under CCP §998 and then getting creamed at trial. But §998 is an equal opportunity statute with consequences for plaintiffs too.…
Rank this Week: 2981

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Covers divorce and family law in Illinois.

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

    If it’s a Boy, We Get Married? Babies, Gender Preference and Divorce

    If it’s a Boy, We Get Married? Babies, Gender Preference and Divorce
    A married couple finds themselves constantly fighting. They are unhappy with each other and unhappy with their relationship. Though they have considered a divorce, the wife is pregnant and the couple wants to try to stay together for the sake…
  • Aug 21

    Pet Custody: A Bone of Contention

    Pet Custody: A Bone of Contention
    A Carol Streams couple has been trying to divorce for two years. What is holding them up? It is not a dispute over who gets the house or whether spousal support should be paid. No, this dispute is all about their black Labrador, and…
  • Aug 14

    Think before You Post: Social Media Can Impact Family Law Case

    Think before You Post: Social Media Can Impact Family Law Case
    With the advent of social media, people have become comfortably used to sharing the intimate details of their lives. However, many forget that what gets posted online does not always stay online. Hence, there is a good chance that what a…
Rank this Week: 3237

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

Covers family law in South Carolina.

http://www.scfamilylaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 27

    How Does Child Support Wage Garnishment Work In South Carolina?

    How Does Child Support Wage Garnishment Work In South Carolina?
    If you’ve fallen behind on your child support payments in South Carolina you may be worried about the possibility of wage garnishment, which is also called wage withholding or payroll deduction. Keep reading to learn how child…
  • Aug 26

    When Is My Divorce Final?

    When Is My Divorce Final?
    If you’re in the midst of a South Carolina divorce, you already know that it can be lengthy, expensive and emotionally draining process. The official end of the divorce marks a new period of your life and, as a result, can be a…
  • Aug 25

    What Is Beta Marriage and Why Does It Matter?

    What Is Beta Marriage and Why Does It Matter?
    Millennials (people who reach young adulthood around the year 2000) have a much different view of marriage than their parents. A recent survey surprisingly found that almost half of millennials said they would support a marriage model…
Rank this Week: 3231

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

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

    Ex's Parents Want Shared Parenting Rights - How Do I Prevent This?

    Ex's Parents Want Shared Parenting Rights - How Do I Prevent This?
    Question:My ex has a children's services case in which it states that she is not allowed to have physical contact with our two children. Originally, we had a shared parenting plan in the divorce, so she's now requesting that her parents…
  • Aug 26

    DadsDivorce Live: Discussing Post-Divorce Strategies with Honoree Corder

    DadsDivorce Live: Discussing Post-Divorce Strategies with Honoree Corder
    Divorce author, coach and motivator Honoree Corder speaks with DadsDivorce online editor Katie Davis about useful post-divorce strategies and steps. Corder also discusses her most recent book, "If Divorce is a Game, These are the Rules," and…
  • Aug 25

    Parenting Time, Divorce Decrees & a Frustrated Parent

    Parenting Time, Divorce Decrees & a Frustrated Parent
    Question:My ex has not wanted to comply with parenting times in terms of picking our children up or dropping them off as it states in the divorce decree.Because this violates the decree, am I allowed to keep my ex seeing the kids during…
Rank this Week: 95

Houston Divorce Lawyer Blog

Houston Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers the divorce process. By Ramos Law Firm.

http://www.ramosfamilylaw.com/houstondivorceblog/
  • Aug 26

    What to Expect in a High Net Worth Divorce

    What to Expect in a High Net Worth Divorce
    Divorces involving significant amounts of money, property, and other assets are almost always more complicated than standard divorces. High net worth divorces are rarely uncontested, which is why it is critical to have a good divorce attorney…
  • Aug 24

    Understanding the Difference Between a Contested and Uncontested Divorce

    Understanding the Difference Between a Contested and Uncontested Divorce
    Going through a divorce can be a difficult time for both parties involved. Emotions are naturally running high, and seeing eye-to-eye is a rarity in most cases. If you are able to come to an amicable agreement, it is possible ……
  • Aug 22

    What Kind of Situations Demand a Family Lawyer?

    What Kind of Situations Demand a Family Lawyer?
    When you need a lawyer, it is critical that you hire the right one for the job. There are many different types of law practitioners, and you need to find someone who has the specialized skills and resources to help … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 2623

Llabona Law Blog

Llabona Law Blog

Covers Florida family law issues.

http://www.llabona.com/blog/
  • Aug 26

    Federal Court Rules Florida Ban on Same-Sex Marriage Unconstitutional

    Federal Court Rules Florida Ban on Same-Sex Marriage Unconstitutional
    Gay and lesbian rights advocates continued their historic run last week as a federal judge deemed Florida’s same-sex marriage ban as unconstitutional. Although the landmark victory opens the door to same-sex marriage possibilities in…
  • Aug 19

    Racism Concerns Stunt Domestic Adoption

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

    Florida Woman Fighting Same Sex Ban for Preventing Her Divorce

    Florida Woman Fighting Same Sex Ban for Preventing Her Divorce
    Marriage rights for homosexuals have been a hot topic for a number of years now. Florida, which fairly easily passed a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage back in 2008, has been dragged back into the fight by one Florida woman, but…
Rank this Week: 4642

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

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

http://www.lawfirmrbs.com/blog/
  • Aug 26

    Law Seminar Best Manuscript Award: Community Association Voting

    Law Seminar Best Manuscript Award: Community Association Voting
    Following this year’s national CAI Community Association (HOA and condo) Law Seminar, the College of Community Association Lawyers presented a “Best Manuscript Award” for the presentation with the best accompanying…
  • Aug 19

    Help, Our HOA (or Condo) Needs Money!

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

    Legislative Update: Transfer of Special Declarant Rights Bill Adopted

    Legislative Update: Transfer of Special Declarant Rights Bill Adopted
    The N.C. General Assembly is about to wrap up its two-year legislative session, so bills are flying around.  In my legislative update of 2013 activity (www.lawfirmrbs.com/blog/nc-community-association-2013-legislative-roundup/), I noted…
Rank this Week: 4364

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
  • Aug 26

    Courtesy copying clients on email

    Courtesy copying clients on email
    Fellow attorneys often ask me why I courtesy copy my clients on almost all emails. Evidently it is not a uniform practice. However there are three good reasons for doing so. First, it helps one comply with Rule 1.4(a), specifically Rule…
  • Aug 20

    Certificates of service in South Carolina state court

    Certificates of service in South Carolina state court
    Many attorneys issue certificates of service (also known as proofs of service) with the motions, orders, pleadings and discovery they issue in filed cases. I sometimes get asked if such certificates are necessary. Except for the summons and…
  • Aug 12

    How should the family court handle misbehaving stepparents in custody litigation?

    How should the family court handle misbehaving stepparents in custody litigation?
    I have a fundamental jurisprudential difference with most of my family law colleagues and many of the state family court judges regarding how one should deal with misbehaving stepparents in custody litigation.[1] Their typical response is to…
Rank this Week: 435

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 26

    Elder law clinic confirms spike in elder divorces, explores cause

    Elder law clinic confirms spike in elder divorces, explores cause
    Charlotte Divorce Attorney Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question ” I’m considering separating from my spouse; what actions should I refrain from doing?”   Larry Weiser, the director of…
  • Aug 21

    Special considerations for couples older than 50 divorcing

    Special considerations for couples older than 50 divorcing
    Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question ” Is there some property that the judge cannot divide?”   It used to be that if a couple made it far enough down the…
  • Aug 19

    Most marriages are happy and divorce rate is closer to 20 percent, says author

    Most marriages are happy and divorce rate is closer to 20 percent, says author
    Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question ” I’m not getting along with my husband. We’ve been married two weeks and it was a mistake. Can’t I just get…
Rank this Week: 1285

Albuquerque Divorce Lawyer Blog

Albuquerque Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers New Mexico family and divorce law topics, including community property, child custody and property division issues. By Collins & Collins, P.C.

http://www.collinsattorneys.com/divorceblawg/
  • Aug 26

    Joint Custody (Physical and Legal) and Child Custody Conflict in New Mexico

    Joint Custody (Physical and Legal) and Child Custody Conflict in New Mexico
    There is often a misconception about the meaning of joint custody.  There is confusion as to how joint custody affects time-sharing, child-custody and child support.  There is often further confusion between joint legal and…
  • Oct 21

    Child Custody, Time-Sharing, Secondhand Smoke and the "Best Interests" of the Child

    Child Custody, Time-Sharing, Secondhand Smoke and the "Best Interests" of the Child
    For many years now, we've been hearing about the harmful effects of secondhand smoke. But can secondhand smoke have effects on your child custody and time-sharing in New Mexico? It appears that more and more family court judges are taking…
  • Oct 20

    Child Custody, Time-Sharing, Secondhand Smoke and the “Best Interests” of the Child

    Child Custody, Time-Sharing, Secondhand Smoke and the “Best Interests” of the Child
    For many years now, we‘ve been hearing about the harmful effects of secondhand smoke. But can secondhand smoke have effects on your child custody and time-sharing in New Mexico? It appears that more and more family court judges are…
Rank this Week: 2512

Jackson White Family Law Blog

Jackson White Family Law Blog

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

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/arizona-family-law/blog/
  • Aug 26

    Standard of Living Considered For Spousal Maintenance

    Standard of Living Considered For Spousal Maintenance
    Spousal maintenance is an issue that frequently comes up during a divorce.  It is commonly referred to as alimony and consists of one spouse making frequent payments to the other spouse as ordered by the courts. In a…
  • Aug 21

    Child Support Awarded to American Idol Runner-Up Clay Aiken

    Child Support Awarded to American Idol Runner-Up Clay Aiken
    After an extensive amount of time in the courts, it was decided in July of 2014 that Clay Aiken, former runner-up on American Idol, is to receive child support from his five-year-old son’s mother. In 2008, Aiken and his then best…
  • Aug 21

    Missing Boy Found Shows Signs of Abuse

    Missing Boy Found Shows Signs of Abuse
    On June 14, a 12-year-old boy went missing in Detroit. When he was found in his basement 11 days later signs of abuse were discovered. His father, Bothuell IV, was shocked he was found in the basement after he had previously release a plea to…
Rank this Week: 4854

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Aug 26

    What Does It Mean to be “Driving”?

    What Does It Mean to be “Driving”?
    This is the second post in our “Arkansas DWI Answers” series. (For the first post, go here.) Our goal with this series is simple: We want you to understand Arkansas DWI and DUI laws so that you can make informed decisions. (For…
  • Aug 23

    Estate Planning for a Patriarch

    Estate Planning for a Patriarch
    The concept of stewardship is at the heart of our estate planning practice here at Wilson & Haubert. When someone works hard for their stuff, we like for them to be able to keep it for as long as possible. And when they can’t keep…
  • Aug 21

    What Does it Mean to be “Intoxicated”?

    What Does it Mean to be “Intoxicated”?
    This is the first post in what we hope to be an ongoing (and informative!) series: Arkansas DWI Answers. As Arkansas DWI attorneys, our goal is simply to answer the most common questions about Arkansas DWI and DUI in plain English so you can…
Rank this Week: 2442

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.indianafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    Resources for helping your children through divorce

    Resources for helping your children through divorce
    If you are planning to divorce, as a parent you have many concerns, the first of which may be how to tell your children. If you are in counseling, your therapist may have several suggestions for sharing the news with your children and…
  • Aug 26

    Embryo donation and Indiana law

    Embryo donation and Indiana law
    Have you ever wondered what happens to frozen embryos that go unused after a woman undergoes in vitro fertilization (IVF) and achieves a successful pregnancy? People with leftover embryos have various options: keeping the embryos frozen,…
  • Aug 22

    Harden Jackson takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and Donate

    Harden Jackson takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and Donate
    The Indiana family law attorneys of Harden Jackson donated $500 to the ALS Association AND took the Ice Bucket Challenge. Man, that was cold! Who's next?
Rank this Week: 3372

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

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

http://blog.jamessansonelaw.com/
  • Aug 26

    FTC Joins Local Jurisdictions to Fight Mortgage Relief Fraud

    FTC Joins Local Jurisdictions to Fight Mortgage Relief Fraud
    There's a familiar saying that goes something like this: If it sounds too good to be true, then it is too good to be true. Said another way, if it's too good to be true, it must be a scam. Scams come in various forms. There are the…
  • Aug 19

    Family Law News: Worst States to Get a Divorce & International Adoptions Suffer Delay

    Family Law News: Worst States to Get a Divorce & International Adoptions Suffer Delay
    Remember the days when everyone seemed to be moving to California? Those days are over. Back in 2012, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that 100,000 people had left the Golden State due to the high cost of living. Where did they flee? Texas…
  • Aug 12

    Proposed Bill Would Protect Soldiers in Child Custody Case

    Proposed Bill Would Protect Soldiers in Child Custody Case
    What happens when a divorced parent serving in the military is deployed to a war zone? Typically, parents work out a temporary change to their custody agreement with the intent to return to the original agreement when the soldier…
Rank this Week: 1774

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 26

    Bank accounts and brokerage accounts are not the same in a premarital agreement

    Bank accounts and brokerage accounts are not the same in a premarital agreement
    The Houston 14th Court recently handed down a decision regarding the characterization of assets in a premarital agreement, distinguishing between a "bank" account and a "brokerage" account in determining the characterization of certain…
  • Aug 25

    August 2014 Dallas Divorce News Newsletter

    August 2014 Dallas Divorce News Newsletter
    Michelle May O'Neil, a Dallas divorce attorney and Shareholder at Godwin Lewis PC, publishes a monthly newsletter.  Here is the August 2014 edition.  
  • Aug 19

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

    Can a psychological evaluation in a custody case determine who is lying?
    Oftentimes, people going through a custody dispute want to have psychological evaluations to show the judge "who is lying" to the court about some issue or another.  Conversely, some people going through psychological evaluations in a…
Rank this Week: 839

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

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

http://www.massachusettsdivorcelawmonitor.com/
  • Aug 26

    Rehabilitative Alimony: A Big Change

    Rehabilitative Alimony: A Big Change
    Hi there, On August 1, 2014, the Supreme Judicial Court rendered its second decision (no doubt of many) on the cases coming in on the new Alimony Reform Act.  The case is an appeal from a decision of Justice Amy Blake, who has just been…
  • Aug 4

    Lawyers, Legalese and Latin: Why Lawyers Are Such Language Junkie

    Lawyers, Legalese and Latin: Why Lawyers Are Such Language Junkie
    Hi there, I think of myself as a down-to-earth person,  but I unthinkingly use language that is the opposite. I blame this on my law school education, although I think lawyers self-select with a love of language and words. Last…
  • Jul 31

    Please Nominate Us for the ABA Journal’s Top 100 Blawgs!

    Please Nominate Us for the ABA Journal’s Top 100 Blawgs!
    Hi there, Please indulge me as I ask for a very quick  favor. The American Bar Association Journal is accepting nominations for their Blawg 100 Amici, an annual list of the 100 best legal blogs. If you’re a fan of…
Rank this Week: 1818

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Covers developments in Tennessee family law.

http://herstontennesseefamilylaw.com/
  • Aug 26

    Schedule for Tennessee Family Law Update 2014 Continuing Legal Education Seminar

    Schedule for Tennessee Family Law Update 2014 Continuing Legal Education Seminar
    The band is back together and planning to cross this beautiful state once again to spread the good news about all the noteworthy developments in Tennessee family law since last year’s seminar. We are excited to return to…
  • Aug 25

    Failure to Follow Tennessee Law Voids Nine-Year-Old Adoption: Turner v. Turner

    Failure to Follow Tennessee Law Voids Nine-Year-Old Adoption: Turner v. Turner
    Facts: Mother and Father married, had two children, and divorced. Mother could not be located at the time of divorce though Father was granted custody of the children by default. Father subsequently remarried. Father’s new wife desired…
  • Aug 22

    Photo of the Week: Mother Bear

    Photo of the Week: Mother Bear
    Information provided by K.O. Herston: Knoxville, Tennessee Divorce, Matrimonial and Family Law Attorney.Filed under: Photography Tagged: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Photography
Rank this Week: 1954

Mississippi Family Lawyer Blog

Mississippi Family Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Equal Fault: Recrimination as a Defense Against Fault-Based Divorce

    Equal Fault: Recrimination as a Defense Against Fault-Based Divorce
    One of the things that I have learned from my experience as a divorce attorney in Mississippi is that divorce is defendable. Some clients that retain my services are still in love with their spouse and genuinely want their marriage to work…
  • Aug 12

    Equitable Distribution & Property Division in Mississippi

    Equitable Distribution & Property Division in Mississippi
    Along with custody disputes, the division of marital property is often a source of contention for many couples seeking divorce. Depending on the duration of the marriage, the amount of property acquired will fluctuate. But generally, the…
  • Aug 5

    The Two Paths of Divorce in Mississippi

    The Two Paths of Divorce in Mississippi
    Over the past decade, I have assisted hundreds of people with divorce and divorce-related issues in Mississippi. As we have briefly discussed in previous posts, there are two ways to obtain a divorce in the State of Mississippi: (1) an…
Rank this Week: 2679

Family Law Guy

Family Law Guy

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

http://familylawguy.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 25

    Exercising Self-Help in Custody Case

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

    Child Custody And Religion Again

    Child Custody And Religion Again
    We've got another child custody and religion case from New York, about, at least ostensibly,  what should happen when one parent, but not the other, decides to "change horses mid-stream" in terms of the child's religious…
  • Aug 12

    Grandparent Custodial Right

    Grandparent Custodial Right
        Interesting read regarding grandparent rights.  The Court of Appeals upheld a Dependency Court order granting a grandmother visitation rights.  It’s a case right here in Los Angeles County involving…
Rank this Week: 1349

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/
Rank this Week: 3153

California Divorce Blawg

California Divorce Blawg

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

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

    Interesting Paper on Changes in Divorce Process and their effect

    Interesting Paper on Changes in Divorce Process and their effect
    Raquel Fernández & Joyce Cheng Wong have a new paper entitled “Free to Leave? A Welfare Analysis of Divorce Regimes.”  The abstract summarizes: During the 1970s the US underwent an important change in its divorce…
  • Jul 29

    Selecting your Professional Divorce Team

    Selecting your Professional Divorce Team
    Divorce is a complex process that affects just about every aspect of your life: financial, emotional, physical and legal. Unless you’ve been married for only a short time and have no property, assets, or children, you’ll probably…
  • Jul 23

    Tax Tips and Trap

    Tax Tips and Trap
    Here are two topics you’d probably rather not think about: Divorce and Taxes. If you’re separated or newly divorced, however, it could be worth your while to get some good financial advice about both. Spousal Support Also known in…
Rank this Week: 857

Just Families

Just Families

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

http://www.justfamilies.org/
  • Aug 25

    Weekly Round-Up: August 25th, 2014

    Weekly Round-Up: August 25th, 2014
    Public Health/Contraception & Health Insurance – New Federal Rules: The Affordable Care Act provision requiring health insurance coverage for contraception has been the source of ongoing controversy. Some religious nonprofits,…
  • Aug 18

    Weekly Round-Up: August 18th, 2014

    Weekly Round-Up: August 18th, 2014
    The Rise of Financial Elder Abuse: A recent study by Weill Cornell Medical College and published on July 30, 2014 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine found that “1 in 20 adults will be affected by financial abuse after they turn…
  • Aug 10

    Weekly Round-Up: August 11th, 2014

    Weekly Round-Up: August 11th, 2014
      Vision Zero and Safer Streets: Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero Plan is aimed at eliminating the number of traffic deaths in New York City. According to the Vision Zero website, “being struck by a vehicle is the leading cause…
Rank this Week: 3847

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/
  • Aug 25

    Recent Colorado Appellate Case Discusses Arbitration in the Divorce Context

    Recent Colorado Appellate Case Discusses Arbitration in the Divorce Context
    Arbitration has become more and more popular in the last few years, as litigants opt to resolve their issues outside of the formal courtroom and in the more informal setting of arbitration. Although not as formal as a courtroom, the…
  • Aug 2

    Modification of Spousal Support Orders in Colorado Divorce

    Modification of Spousal Support Orders in Colorado Divorce
    In many Colorado divorce proceedings, the court will determine that one spouse must provide some form of support to another spouse. Often, this is because one spouse put his or her career or education on hold to care for the marital home, or…
  • Jul 23

    Child Custody Laws for Same-Sex Couples in Colorado are Far From Certain

    Child Custody Laws for Same-Sex Couples in Colorado are Far From Certain
    One of the most important aspects of any divorce proceeding is who is going to retain custody of the children. For opposite-sex Colorado divorces, there are rules that have been applied and defined over the years that create settled…
Rank this Week: 2683

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: 4827

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

By Alan Robert Burton.

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

    The Role of Alcohol-Related Allegations in Family Case

    The Role of Alcohol-Related Allegations in Family Case
    Alcohol abuse on the part of a spouse or parent may often lead to divorce, custody battles, or other events that may lead you into family court. Alcohol abuse, however, may cause unique issues to develop in your family law case, and it is…
  • Aug 21

    Divorcing Spouses Should Stay Off Social Networking Site

    Divorcing Spouses Should Stay Off Social Networking Site
    In previous decades, divorcing spouses may have hired private detectives or other surveillance to catch their spouses in lies or questionable behavior. In recent years, however, such resources have become almost unnecessary since many…
  • Aug 18

    Can a Court Force us to Sell our Home in a Divorce?

    Can a Court Force us to Sell our Home in a Divorce?
    When most people think of divorcing couples who own homes, they may likely think of the question: who will get the house? This question usually implies that one spouse or the other will remain in the family home, while the other spouse must…
Rank this Week: 4765

Pennsylvania Family Law

Pennsylvania Family Law

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

http://pafamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Aug 25

    “OTHER” HOUSEHOLD INCOME JUSTIFIES SUPPORT ORDER DEVIATIONS

    “OTHER” HOUSEHOLD INCOME JUSTIFIES SUPPORT ORDER DEVIATIONS
      Among some of the more frustrating situations I have seen clients deal in their cases is the presence of “other money,” usually in the form of a new spouse or the other party’s parent who contributes money which…
  • Aug 20

    THE EMERGING STUDENT DEBT CRISIS IS AFFECTING PARENTS, TOO.

    THE EMERGING STUDENT DEBT CRISIS IS AFFECTING PARENTS, TOO.
    A decade ago, a debt crisis was looming; erected upon the twin foundations of mortgage and consumer debt.  The downturn of 2008-2009 shifted that as lenders realized that much of the debt they had issued could not or would not be repaid.…
  • Jul 27

    WINDSOR DECISION AFFECTS RETIREMENT ACCOUNTS

    WINDSOR DECISION AFFECTS RETIREMENT ACCOUNTS
    Last May, Susan Foreman Jordan in our Pittsburgh office issued a very informative alert on the impact of the United States Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor on the IRS and Department of Labor recognition of same-sex…
Rank this Week: 947

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 25

    Divorce Across the US: Do Some States Pose More Obstacles than Others?

    Divorce Across the US: Do Some States Pose More Obstacles than Others?
    There are a plethora of differences between one state's divorce laws and another state's. Whether one state is better for your divorce versus another is typically a subjective opinion based on whether your specific situation would benefit…
  • Aug 19

    When Is My Support Payment Due?

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

    Questions to Ask Yourself Before Filing for Divorce

    Questions to Ask Yourself Before Filing for Divorce
    Thinking about or talking about the possibility of divorce is very different than actually taking affirmative steps to file for divorce in Family Court. Moving forward with this step can take a significant amount of mental and emotional…
Rank this Week: 1441

Givens Law Group Family Law Blog

Givens Law Group Family Law Blog

Covers all aspects of Family Law in Florida.

http://www.familylawfirmflorida.com/Blog_System/Recent_Blog_Posts/RSS.xml
  • Aug 25

    The Importance of a Well Written Pleading

    The Importance of a Well Written Pleading
    When a pleading is filed it must contain a factual statement that support a legally recognized claim. For example, to modify a timesharing and parenting agreement or order in a family law case, you must prove that a substantial change in…
  • Aug 21

    Must a Judge Order Holiday Time Sharing?

    Must a Judge Order Holiday Time Sharing?
    A recent case from the Second District Court of Appeals addressed whether it is mandatory to include holiday time sharing in a court ordered parenting plan. In Mills v. Mills, the trial court did not order holiday time sharing when it entered…
  • Aug 18

    What does "Temporary Custody by Extended Family" mean?

    What does "Temporary Custody by Extended Family" mean?
    In situations where a parent is unable to care for their child, often due to criminal, financial or substance abuse issues, a member of the child's extended family may petition the court to be awarded temporary custody of the child. The…
Rank this Week: 1588

Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer Blog

Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida family law. By A. James Mullaney.

http://familylawjax.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 25

    What is considered "Income" when calculating Child Support in Florida

    What is considered "Income" when calculating Child Support in Florida
    Child Support in Florida is calculated using the Florida Child Support Guidelines. The guidelines use the mother's and father's net incomes to determine the child support obligation."Net income" is determined by subtracting a party's…
  • Aug 20

    What to do when DNA proves you are NOT the father and you are paying child support

    What to do when DNA proves you are NOT the father and you are paying child support
    A recent headline from England caught my attention: Man can't get refund on £31,000 child support payments despite DNA proving he's NOT fatherIn the story, a man is seeking a refund from the government of the child support he paid for a…
  • Aug 4

    More to being in Contempt than not Paying

    More to being in Contempt than not Paying
    There is more to being in civil contempt than simply not paying your support obligations (child support or alimony).First, the Court must find that there is a valid order for support that has been unpaid. This is usually the easy part of the…
Rank this Week: 3375

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

Covers Florida real estate law, foreclosure defense, bankruptcy, estate planning and family law.

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

    Parliament House Files Bankruptcy

    Parliament House Files Bankruptcy
    Parliament House, an iconic gay destination entertainment complex and resort in Orlando, Florida, has filed for bankruptcy. The parent company is currently $15.5 million in debt. Set on 4.5-acres along Orange Blossom Trail, just about one and…
  • Aug 11

    Argentina Looking at Bankruptcy after Another Default

    Argentina Looking at Bankruptcy after Another Default
    On July 30, 2014, a court-appointed mediator representing Argentina told the press that the country would be defaulting on debts for a second time. “Imminently…in default” on nearly $20 billion of obligations. This happened…
  • Jul 28

    Energy Future Holdings Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    Energy Future Holdings Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
    Dallas-based Energy Future Holdings, a Dallas-Based company, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after coming to a deal with its creditors. The petition was filed in Delaware. The deal calls for the company to dissolve its retail arms and…
Rank this Week: 4975

Alabama Divorce & Family Law…

Alabama Divorce & Family Law Attorney Blog

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

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

    Facing Divorce at a Young Age

    Facing Divorce at a Young Age
    Divorce can occur at any stage of life, whether you are in your twenties or facing retirement. Couples who married young and who are considering divorce while still in their 20s or early 30s will likely face different challenges than their…
  • Aug 23

    Divorce Trend: Social Networking Clauses in Prenuptial Agreement

    Divorce Trend: Social Networking Clauses in Prenuptial Agreement
    Prenuptial agreements are one way to clearly outline how assets and debts will be divided in the event of divorce. Clarifying these details from the outset can help to better understand expectations between both spouses, while protecting your…
  • Aug 19

    Who is Responsible for Student Loans After Divorce?

    Who is Responsible for Student Loans After Divorce?
    Student loan debt is becoming an increasing financial burden for young Americans. When you sign the original loan document, it may seem perfectly feasible to pay off that debt over years, even decades. But what happens to loan debt in the…
Rank this Week: 1627

Linda's Law Blog

Linda's Law Blog

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

http://lindakernslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 24

    How do I make our divorce easier on the kid

    How do I make our divorce easier on the kid
    Going through a divorce is hard on all members of a family, and no parent is expected to know the best way to navigate the process.  This article from the National Association of School Psychologists has some great information and…
  • Aug 20

    Who can participate in a New Jersey divorce?

    Who can participate in a New Jersey divorce?
    In a recent New Jersey case, Marsico v. Marsico, the Superior Court had to decide whether a defendant could use a Power of Attorney to allow his adult daughter to act on his behalf in his divorce, even though he was not incapacitated.  A…
  • Aug 17

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

    Watch what you say, especially in front of your children.
    When you are involved in family law litigation, whether it be a divorce or custody litigation, it is more likely than not that heightened emotions will arise.  Feelings of betrayal, hurt, anger and frustration toward the other party are…
Rank this Week: 2300