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Upstate New York Family Lawyer…

Upstate New York Family Lawyer Blog

Covers family law and traffic ticket information. By the Law Office of James B. Lesperance, Jr.

http://www.upstatenewyorkfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • May 26

    #624 Third Department Caselaw Round-Up for May 30, 2013

    #624 Third Department Caselaw Round-Up for May 30, 2013
    Reasons for modification of custody orders crop up all the time. The more garden variety modifications are due to a parent's change in employment, reduction or increase in employment hours, or loss of employment altogether. Sometimes, for…
  • May 26

    #623 Third Department Caselaw Round-Up for May 30, 2013

    #623 Third Department Caselaw Round-Up for May 30, 2013
  • May 25

    #622 Third Department Caselaw Round-Up for May 30, 2013

    #622 Third Department Caselaw Round-Up for May 30, 2013
    Back again. Summer's here and the time is right ... for not posting as many blog entries as I once did. Got a bit burned out there with too many things going on at once. And now it's time once again to get back in the swing of daily blog…
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Family Law Topics

Family Law Topics

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

http://www.familylawtopics.com/
  • May 26

    Couches, Lamps and Ashtray

    Couches, Lamps and Ashtray
    Most attorneys put off the resolution of personal property division to the end of the case. Unfortunately, waiting until the end of the case sometimes allows for the parties’ residual anger and resentment to be focused on what otherwise…
  • May 18

    WARNING: Facebook is Not Private, Especially in Divorce Litigation

    WARNING: Facebook is Not Private, Especially in Divorce Litigation
    Facebook is perhaps the largest and, at least among adults, the most frequently used social networking site.  Users willingly and regularly post information regarding friends, hobbies, locations, relationship status, likes/dislikes,…
  • May 15

    Damn The Contract, I Want To Use The Embryo

    Damn The Contract, I Want To Use The Embryo
    The Sofia Vergara / Nick Loeb fight over the frozen embryos they created has cast a public eye on very personal issues.  While their case is only beginning, I represent someone in Illinois who has been involved in the exact same fight…
Rank this Week: 3635

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/
  • May 26

    California Court Holds Judgment of Legal Separation Establishes Date of Separation

    California Court Holds Judgment of Legal Separation Establishes Date of Separation
    Divorce is often an emotionally difficult process for all family members involved. For this reason, choosing to separate and divide up a family is usually the result of much thought and consideration on behalf of the spouses. But once the…
  • May 19

    California Court Upholds Wife's Award of Attorney Fees to Litigate Nevada Action

    California Court Upholds Wife's Award of Attorney Fees to Litigate Nevada Action
    Section 2030 of the California Family Code clearly authorizes courts to issue an award of attorney fees to parties to divorce actions. When a party makes such a request under this statute, the court determines whether an award of such fees…
  • May 12

    California Court Upholds Valuation of Marital Property in Divorce

    California Court Upholds Valuation of Marital Property in Divorce
    One of the most significant financial aspects of divorce is the court's ultimate division of community property. In California, courts will seek to divide equally the couple's marital assets and debts -- items that were accumulated during…
Rank this Week: 3861

Merkle | Trublood | Adam Blog

Merkle | Trublood | Adam Blog

Covers Florida family and criminal law.

http://jacksonvillecriminalandfamilylawyers.com/blog/
  • May 26

    Cell Phone Searches – a Fourth Amendment Violation ?

    Cell Phone Searches – a Fourth Amendment Violation ?
    Where do you store most of your personal information about yourself? Embarrassing information? Financial information? Potentially incriminating information? Medical information? You may be thinking about your safety deposit box…or home…
  • May 11

    Jacksonville Divorce Lawyers Assist with Managing Finance

    Jacksonville Divorce Lawyers Assist with Managing Finance
    The dissolution of a marriage is financially taxing. Court fees, attorneys fees, and dividing assets that used to belong to both spouses are all financial downsides of filing for divorce. The expense of divorce has been cited as a…
  • May 7

    Recording Law Enforcement Could Be Criminal in Florida

    Recording Law Enforcement Could Be Criminal in Florida
    Over the past year, there has been a significant increase in the number of news stories regarding police-citizen confrontations and corresponding videos of the events. However, those making video of audio recordings of officers in Florida…
Rank this Week: 2641

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Covers business law, civil litigation, civil rights, criminal defense, estates & trusts, family law, labor & employment, medical malpractice, personal injury, real estate, qui tam and workers' compensation.

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
  • May 26

    Should I move my car after an accident?

    Should I move my car after an accident?
    One question I hear often is “Should I move my car after an accident?” In particular, personal injury clients want to know if their case will be hurt if they move their vehicle before the police arrive at the scene. The thought…
  • May 15

    Want Help Deciding If The New Hire Is An Employee or an Independent Contractor? Try Remembering your ABC

    Want Help Deciding If The New Hire Is An Employee or an Independent Contractor? Try Remembering your ABC
    If you own a business, there’s a good chance you’ve been faced with the independent contractor vs. employee dilemma. The decision isn’t always an easy one to make and since an incorrect designation can have significant…
  • May 6

    Where Should You Incorporate Your New Business?

    Where Should You Incorporate Your New Business?
      Got an innovative idea? Starting a new business?  Decided to incorporate? Now what?! One of the first decisions a budding entrepreneur encounters when starting a new business is where to incorporate their new venture.  In my…
Rank this Week: 2644

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/
  • May 26

    A Team-Effort Divorce Mediation

    A Team-Effort Divorce Mediation
    Divorce mediation is becoming one of the leading sources for spouses to turn to and look for an alternative solution when they are going for a divorce in Orange County and elsewhere. The reasons for such a thing happening can be many, one of…
  • May 22

    The Impact of Infidelity in Divorce Mediation

    The Impact of Infidelity in Divorce Mediation
    Divorce mediation in Orange County is not usually about the mediator asking the parties the reason for divorce. This is primarily because California is a no-fault divorce state, which makes the parties’ past almost irrelevant as far as…
  • May 20

    The Dilemma of Filing for Divorce – First or Second?

    The Dilemma of Filing for Divorce – First or Second?
    Is it better if I am able to file for divorce before my spouse? What is the benefit or drawback of filing for divorce first before the other spouse is able to? These are common questions that people going through a divorce tend to ask their…
Rank this Week: 2568

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • May 26

    What Judges Consider in Child Custody Case

    What Judges Consider in Child Custody Case
    If you're a parent who is getting divorced, the simplest, most effective way to decide on child custody is to reach an agreement with your soon to be ex-spouse. However, life and divorce are rarely simple. If you're already concerned that…
  • May 25

    Alimony & Taxes in California: What You Need to Know

    Alimony & Taxes in California: What You Need to Know
    Alimony, otherwise known as "spousal support" is money that one spouse pays to support the spouse with less financial resources. While California's divorce laws allow the courts to award spousal support to a former spouse during a divorce…
  • May 22

    Dividing Property & Debt in a California Divorce

    Dividing Property & Debt in a California Divorce
    If you are getting a divorce, the ideal way to divide your marital property and debts is to work out an agreement that you and your spouse feels is fair. It's important to remember that until the judge signs your agreement and issues the…
Rank this Week: 724

AmeriTrust Law Group LLC Legal…

AmeriTrust Law Group LLC Legal Blog

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

http://www.ameritrustlawgroup.com/legal-blog/
  • May 26

    Former NFL Players Sue NFL for Over-Prescribing Painkiller

    Former NFL Players Sue NFL for Over-Prescribing Painkiller
    The NFL is facing a lawsuit from former NFL players who claim all 32 teams illegally obtained painkillers and pushed them to players to keep them playing through injuries. The lawsuit claims the painkillers were prescribed without any regard…
  • May 18

    Turner Grain Bankruptcy Moves into Chapter 7 Liquidation

    Turner Grain Bankruptcy Moves into Chapter 7 Liquidation
    The contentious bankruptcy of Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley took an important turn on Thursday May 14, 2015 when a federal bankruptcy judge agreed to convert the company’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy into Chapter 7 liquidation.…
  • May 12

    American Eagle Energy Filed Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    American Eagle Energy Filed Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
    American Eagle Energy filed chapter 11 bankruptcy after falling crude oil prices hurt the Colorado-based company. American Eagle Energy purchases and develops oil across oil fields in Montana and North Dakota. The company missed an interest…
Rank this Week: 2668

Williams Law Group Blog

Williams Law Group Blog

Covers New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency issues.

http://newjerseydyfsdefense.com/blog
Rank this Week: 2345

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

Covers family law in South Carolina.

http://www.scfamilylaw.com/blog/
  • May 26

    Is There an Advantage to Filing First for Divorce?

    Is There an Advantage to Filing First for Divorce?
    When it comes to procedure in divorce and separation cases, most people are not familiar with the process. After all, how can you know how to do things that you’ve never encountered before? One example of this is the filing process. Are…
  • May 25

    Memorial Day 2015

    Memorial Day 2015
    The Stevens Firm, P.A. is closed today in honor of Memorial Day. Our families have members who have served or are serving in the military, and we want to sincerely thank our country’s military veterans for their honor, bravery, and…
  • May 22

    Italian Law Changed to Speed Up Divorce Proce

    Italian Law Changed to Speed Up Divorce Proce
    Unhappy couples in Italy have cause for celebration, after it as recently announced that the government has decided to dramatically reduce the time it takes for a couple to get divorced. The decision to lower the wait time for a divorce…
Rank this Week: 2214

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • May 26

    Life Events & Divorce

    Life Events & Divorce
    From Fox News: Late last month, Boston Marathon bombing survivor Rebekah Gregory made headlines with the sad news that she was separating from her husband—who was also injured in the blast—less than one year after their dream wedding.…
  • May 25

    CA Child Custody Case

    CA Child Custody Case
    From Bakersfield Now: A Bakersfield woman continues to try and regain sole custody of her 8-year-old daughter in an unusual child custody battle. The girl is currently living with the father, 56-year-old Nicholas Elizondo, who is a registered…
  • May 23

    Adoption in Michigan

    Adoption in Michigan
    From the Detroit Free Press: On 4-1 party-line votes, the Senate Families Seniors and Human Services passed three bills that will allow Faith-based adoption agencies to refuse to serve prospective parents based on their religious beliefs. The…
Rank this Week: 217

Linda's Law Blog

Linda's Law Blog

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

http://lindakernslaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 25

    When divorced parents cannot agree on private school in Pennsylvania

    When divorced parents cannot agree on private school in Pennsylvania
    When parents separate, the same income that was used to support the intact family must thereafter be spread over two separate households.  This generally means cuts will be necessary in some areas of the each parent’s budgets due…
  • May 25

    Happy Memorial Day

    Happy Memorial Day
  • May 21

    The factors a court in Pennsylvania must consider in awarding custody

    The factors a court in Pennsylvania must consider in awarding custody
    Anyone litigating a custody case in Pennsylvania most likely has heard of the factors in the custody statute.  When “ordering any form of custody,” a court must consider the 16 factors listed in the statute and also explain…
Rank this Week: 3860

Divorce: New York

Divorce: New York

By Neil Cahn, PLLC.

http://www.divorceny.com/
  • May 25

    The Temporary Maintenance Formula And Home Carrying Cost

    The Temporary Maintenance Formula And Home Carrying Cost
    When one spouse is paying all the carrying costs of the home, it is appropriate to reduce the presumptive temporary maintenance formula award to the other spouse by half of those costs. So held the Appellate Division, Second Department, in…
  • May 17

    Attorney’s Charging Lien Enforced Against Child Support Arrear

    Attorney’s Charging Lien Enforced Against Child Support Arrear
    In its May 1, 2015 decision in Mura v. Mura, the Appellate Division, Fourth Department, affirmed an order of Monroe County Supreme Court Justice Richard A. Dollinger that enforced an ex-wife’s attorney’s charging…
  • May 13

    “Marital” Debt Incurred After Post-Divorce Action Commencement

    “Marital” Debt Incurred After Post-Divorce Action Commencement
    Among other errors the Appellate Division, Second Department, addressed in its May 6, 2015 decision in Sawin v. Sawin, was the award to the wife of an $8,000 credit for her post-divorce action assumption of a $16,000 credit card debt. At…
Rank this Week: 1889

South Florida Divorce Lawyer Blog

South Florida Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By William Wallshein, P.A.

http://www.southfloridadivorcelawyer-blog.com/
  • May 25

    Modifying Parenting Plans in Florida

    Modifying Parenting Plans in Florida
    A parenting plan is an essential tool for co-parenting. The creation of a parenting plan is required in all cases where parents have time-sharing with minor children. The plan outlines each parent’s responsibilities to the child and…
  • May 21

    Name Changes for Children

    Name Changes for Children
    Parents may seek to change their children’s names for a variety of reasons, whether because of a parent’s divorce or marriage, or any other reason. Though name changes sometimes result from a parent’s changing relationship…
  • May 19

    Property Division in Military Divorce

    Property Division in Military Divorce
    Property settlements in Florida, both for military and non-military divorces, are based on equitable distribution. This does not necessarily mean equal distribution, but rather that a judge will consider a list of factors to determine how to…
Rank this Week: 2559

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

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

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • May 25

    Does it matter what we call it?

    Does it matter what we call it?
    A long and rather rambly post about allegations of sexual assault and rape in the context of family proceedings – I have written it in two sittings and have struggled with it greatly, not least as a result of a horrible head cold…
  • May 25

    I were wrong

    I were wrong
    Sadly, the Great Wheeze that was Q v Q is no more. It has been comprehensively dismantled by the Court of Appeal in K & H (Children) [2015] EWCA Civ 543 as a spot of creative but impermissible judicial law-making (see Suesspicious Minds…
  • May 24

    A bit o bank holiday bloggin’

    A bit o bank holiday bloggin’
    I’ve been remiss. I’m sorry. I have struggled lately to find time to blog. My priorities have been work and family (not that they weren’t before, but the working out of it has left rather less slack available for…
Rank this Week: 599

New York Divorce Attorney Blog

New York Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By Ingrid Gherman.

http://www.newyorkdivorceattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2436

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
  • May 25

    How is income calculated for child support?

    How is income calculated for child support?
    Child Support in Florida family law cases is calculated based upon a formula established by our statutes. This formula considers, among other things, the income of both parents. Section 61.30 of the Florida Statutes defines income;…
  • May 22

    Dividing a Military Pension in Divorce

    Dividing a Military Pension in Divorce
    Members of the military and their spouses face unique challenges and opportunities in divorce. One of the chief questions many divorcing military spouses have is “How will military pension be divided?” If you are a member…
  • May 18

    Why should I file a paternity case as a Father?

    Why should I file a paternity case as a Father?
    In Florida, children born during a marriage are treated different than those children who are born to an unmarried couple. Children born during an intact marriage are presumed to be the biological children of both the Husband and the…
Rank this Week: 1464

Domestic Diversions

Domestic Diversions

Covers relationships, families and family law.

http://domesticdiversions.com
  • May 25

    Rebounding from hard times: how do I bounce back from adversity

    Rebounding from hard times: how do I bounce back from adversity
    The June 1, 2015 issue of Time Magazine has an article on The Art of Resilience (page 36), which includes a sidebar with 10 expert tips (page 42). The top three tips for rising above difficulties, setbacks, stress, loss and suffering were…
  • May 5

    Writing “longer, easier to understand — and grumpier” court decision

    Writing “longer, easier to understand — and grumpier” court decision
    The New York Times notes three trends in U.S. Supreme Court opinions (length, clarity, tone) and references Brown v. Board of Education’s 4,000 words with Citizens United’s 48,000 words. The article discusses a linguistic…
  • Apr 19

    The evolving future of marriage

    The evolving future of marriage
    In case number 14-571 , the U.S. Supreme Court is considering the case of Michigan residents April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse. Arguments are scheduled for April 28th, and a decision is expected by late June. The briefs submitted to the Supreme…
Rank this Week: 2737

HeyAnnette

HeyAnnette

Covers Arizona family law. By Annette T. Burns.

http://heyannette.com/blog/
  • May 25

    Monday Morning Minute: The Space to Choose Your Response

    Monday Morning Minute: The Space to Choose Your Response
    Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.    Viktor E. Frankl Viktor Frankl was talking about something a bit more intense…
  • May 17

    Monday Morning Minute: Finding Halfway Point

    Monday Morning Minute: Finding Halfway Point
    Did you know that www.meetways.com can help parents find halfway points to meet, including for exchanges?  It can also filter to find specific places that are approximately between two points, like coffee or pizza places.  Just fill…
  • Apr 8

    Changes to Rule 12 Raise Questions About Who Has to Record Child Interview

    Changes to Rule 12 Raise Questions About Who Has to Record Child Interview
    Rule 12, Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure, regarding “Court Interviews of Children” was changed effective January 1, 2015.  The changes are significant.  The old version stated (in toto): On motion of any party, or…
Rank this Week: 3886

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Covers developments in Tennessee family law.

http://herstontennesseefamilylaw.com/
  • May 25

    Bank Deposits Used to Determine Self-Employment Income for Child Support in Cleveland, TN: Sellers v. Walker

    Bank Deposits Used to Determine Self-Employment Income for Child Support in Cleveland, TN: Sellers v. Walker
    Facts: When the Mother and Father divorced, Father was ordered to pay $800 per month in child support for their two children. Five years later, Father’s child support obligation was reviewed because the children’s day care expense…
  • May 22

    Photo of the Week: Osprey

    Photo of the Week: Osprey
    Information provided by K.O. Herston: Knoxville, Tennessee Divorce and Family Law Attorney.Filed under: Photography Tagged: Photography
  • May 20

    Legal Maternity at Issue in Jackson, TN Surrogacy Case: In re Amadi A.

    Legal Maternity at Issue in Jackson, TN Surrogacy Case: In re Amadi A.
    Facts: Mr. and Mrs. A. entered into a surrogacy contract with Surrogate and her husband, whereby Surrogate would serve as the gestational carrier of a child for Mr. and Mrs. A. donated eggs were fertilized with Mr. A’s sperm, and the…
Rank this Week: 2149

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • May 24

    Mr. No-Pay: You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide

    Mr. No-Pay: You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide
    Family law lawyers now have access to information that can transform a case from an up-hill battle to a slam-dunk, and it’s all thanks to the internet. Case in point: I have a client whose ex-husband, a venture capitalist, stopped…
  • May 22

    Disbarred and Disgraced Lawyer Strikes Again

    Disbarred and Disgraced Lawyer Strikes Again
    Former lawyer Janice L. Jessup, who practiced on Long Island New York has a dreadful discipline history which led to her resignation and disbarment in 2010. Rather than slinking away into oblivion she is again in the news for stealing $1.2…
  • May 20

    Ex-Lawyer on Trial for Throwing His 2nd Wife Off a Cruise Ship and Putting a Hit on Wife #3

    Ex-Lawyer on Trial for Throwing His 2nd Wife Off a Cruise Ship and Putting a Hit on Wife #3
    Lonnie Loren Kocontes, age 55, formerly a lawyer in California, and later in Florida, is approaching his day of reckoning for his unfathomable deviant behaviour. He lured his second ex-wife, Micki Kanesaki, to join him on a Mediterranean…
Rank this Week: 2101

Riverside County Family Law Blog

Riverside County Family Law Blog

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

http://www.thurmanarnold.com/Blog/Recent-Blog-Posts/RSS.xml
  • May 24

    Pointers for STEP-PARENTS (and Other "Non" Parents) Seeking Visitation With Their (Step) Children!

    Pointers for STEP-PARENTS (and Other "Non" Parents) Seeking Visitation With Their (Step) Children!
    Stepparents and California Family Law: Issues and Pointers by Michael C. Peterson, Esq. Introduction and Personal Bias - Best Interests of the Kids! Current statistics declare that more than half of all Americans today have been,…
  • Apr 13

    Are My Attorney Fees Paid In Connection With Spousal Support Tax Deductible?

    Are My Attorney Fees Paid In Connection With Spousal Support Tax Deductible?
    Q. I obtained orders for spousal support, which my husband objected to without success, in our pending dissolution. A friend told me that I am entitled to deduct all my attorney fees on my federal and state income taxes as an…
  • Mar 8

    Is It Illegal to Leave a Dog Unattended in Your Car in California?

    Is It Illegal to Leave a Dog Unattended in Your Car in California?
    Is It Against the Law to Leave My Dog Locked in My Car - A Lesson in Mindfulness and the Law? So, its my Blog and I can rant if I want to? If you've visited our Enlightened Divorce Blog over the years you may have bumped into my posts…
Rank this Week: 4725

All Family Law Group, P.A.

All Family Law Group, P.A.

Covers divorce, family law and bankruptcy.

http://www.familymaritallaw.blogspot.com
  • May 24

    Can Trustees Go After Children’s College Tuition Payments?

    Can Trustees Go After Children’s College Tuition Payments?
    A recent trend in bankruptcy law is for trustees, the individuals responsible for collecting money for creditors, to go after tuition payments parents made to their children’s undergraduate institutions. As the trustees see it, the…
  • May 24

    Domestic Violence Injunction vs. No Contact Order

    Domestic Violence Injunction vs. No Contact Order
    Florida Governor Rick Scott recently signed into law Senate Bill 342, further clarifying the specifics of a “no contact order” and what types of communication it prohibits. No contact orders have long been used to protect victims…
  • Apr 27

    When Can I Stop Paying Child Support?

    When Can I Stop Paying Child Support?
    Most parents who divorce or separate realize that one of them will likely be ordered to pay some amount of child support so long as the child is a minor. This is true regardless of whether the residential parent and the child continue to…
Rank this Week: 3900

Family Law & Divorce Information…

Family Law & Divorce Information in Houston, Texas

By Busby & Associates.

http://busby-lee.com/familylawblog
  • May 24

    Child custody jury trial

    Child custody jury trial
    Michael BusbyChild custody jury trial Child custody litigation is arguably one of the most stressful aspects of a family law case. In most states, child custody trials are heard by a judge as opposed to a jury; Texas is the only state…
  • May 23

    Getting texts off your phone for trial

    Getting texts off your phone for trial
    Michael BusbyGetting texts off your phone for trial Judges and Juries will not usually read the texts from your phone.  It is always best to print out the texts and offer the paper version into evidence.  Also, offering and getting…
  • May 22

    Voir dire jury for divorce and child custody

    Voir dire jury for divorce and child custody
    Michael BusbyVoir dire jury for divorce and child custody Voir dire is used to determine if any juror is biased and/or cannot deal with the issues fairly, or if there is cause not to allow a juror to serve (knowledge of the facts;…
Rank this Week: 3921

Massachusetts Family & Divorce…

Massachusetts Family & Divorce Mediation Blog

Covers divorce, separation and other family-related matters. By Larri Tonelli Parker.

http://parkermediation.net/
  • May 23

    Memorial Day

    Memorial Day
    I recently attended a Children and Family Law training at Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education.  Since the law is always changing, participation in legal seminars helps me stay sharp, keep my edge.  This training focused on…
  • May 2

    I won’t cry, I won’t cry, no I won’t shed a tear

    I won’t cry, I won’t cry, no I won’t shed a tear
      B.B. King                  
  • Mar 20

    Lori Caravalho

    Lori Caravalho
    Lori Caravalho is an experienced divorce mediator at Parker Mediation.  Mediation is an opportunity for the parties to be the decision makers.  Taking control of the situation results in a more positive outcome for couples,…
Rank this Week: 4987

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/
  • May 23

    Conduct not to level of stalking to support protection order

    Conduct not to level of stalking to support protection order
    Recent Case:  Respondent’s conduct did not rise to the level of stalking to support an order of protection. Respondent appeals from the judgment of the trial court granting a full order of protection in favor of Petitioner. …
  • May 4

    Domestic Partnership does not constitute marriage for termination of spousal support (aka alimony)

    Domestic Partnership does not constitute marriage for termination of spousal support (aka alimony)
    Recent case: Missouri law states that remarriage terminates spousal support unless expressly agreed or ordered otherwise. Domestic partnership does not qualify for this purpose. Ex-Husband appeals the circuit court’s judgment denying…
  • Apr 27

    No spousal support (alimony) award that leaves paying spouse negative income

    No spousal support (alimony) award that leaves paying spouse negative income
    Recent Case: Trial Court error in awarding Wife spousal support amount that left Husband with negative budget, Court must also consider Wife’s ability to contribute Husband appeals from the trial Court’s judgment awarding $1,000…
Rank this Week: 1134

ABC Family Law Blog

ABC Family Law Blog

Covers Florida family law. By the Law Firm of Adam B. Cordover, P.A.

http://abcfamilyblog.wordpress.com/
  • May 23

    Video: General’s Daughter Discusses Her Peaceful Divorce

    Video: General’s Daughter Discusses Her Peaceful Divorce
    Cynthia Schwarzkopf, daughter of General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr, discusses how she and her husband utilized the collaborative family law process to dissolve her marriage in a video released by the Tampa Bay Collaborative Divorce Group. You…
  • May 18

    Research Findings on Collaborative Divorce from England and Wale

    Research Findings on Collaborative Divorce from England and Wale
    In June 2014, United Kingdom researchers Anne Barlow, Rosemary Hunter, Janet Smithson, and Jan Ewing published a research paper titled Mapping Paths to Family Justice.  The paper was based on research sponsored by the University of…
  • May 17

    A Non-Adversarial Divorce in Tampa Bay

    A Non-Adversarial Divorce in Tampa Bay
    When most people think of divorce, they think of a courthouse battle.  Florida’s court system pits husband versus wife, mother versus father, and what ensues is many times not too different from divorces depicted in War of the…
Rank this Week: 3599

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: 3213

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • May 23

    How To Calculate Alimony

    How To Calculate Alimony
    Question: How can I calculate how much alimony I might have to pay after divorce? Answer: While I am not licensed to practice law in your state, I can give some general guidance on this issue. Alimony or spousal support is not necessarily…
  • May 22

    Video: Cordell & Cordell News – May 22, 2015

    Video: Cordell & Cordell News – May 22, 2015
    Dads Divorce, sponsor Cordell & Cordell and sister site MensDivorce.com have teamed up to present a series of weekly recap videos to keep you informed on the latest news and top stories. This week, six Cordell & Cordell attorneys were…
  • May 21

    Think First: Consider The Ramifications Of Divorce

    Think First: Consider The Ramifications Of Divorce
    Divorce can make even the most successful and intelligent people act irrationally. Too many individuals allow emotions to dictate their decision-making process when it comes to issues of marriage and fail to consider all the ramifications of…
Rank this Week: 111

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • May 22

    Supreme Court decision on habitual residence in Scottish case

    Supreme Court decision on habitual residence in Scottish case
    The Supreme Court has handed down a decision in a Scottish child abduction case that has some noteworthy things to say about a child's habitual residence.AR v RN (Scotland) [2015] UKSC 35 concerned two children who had been brought to…
  • May 22

    Waxing poetical

    Waxing poetical
    This week I am moved to poetry, albeit briefly, on Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog, where my posts include the following:A little light on legal services orders - From Mr Justice Moylan in the 2013 case EM v AK.Are…
  • May 19

    One thing missing...

    One thing missing...
    Michael Gove sworn in as lord chancellor - The Guardian, 19th May 2015
Rank this Week: 393

Seattle Attorneys Blog

Seattle Attorneys Blog

Covers criminal, family and Injury law. By Blair & Kim, PLLC.

http://www.seattleattorneysblog.com/
  • May 22

    Time is of the Essence in Family Law Case

    Time is of the Essence in Family Law Case
    We all have certain things we procrastinate about.  It seems that we are most likely to procrastinate on the tasks that we least like to do.  Maybe a person hates doing the dishes, and so she lets them pile up in the sink.…
  • May 13

    How Washington State Pattern Forms can Help you Prepare for your Family Law Case

    How Washington State Pattern Forms can Help you Prepare for your Family Law Case
    Most (if not all) family law cases in Washington will involve a pattern form.  Pattern forms are forms provided by the state of Washington for mandatory use in proceedings in Washington cases.  Family law is an area of law with a…
  • May 3

    Is a 50/50 Parenting Plan Stressful for Children?

    Is a 50/50 Parenting Plan Stressful for Children?
    It probably goes without saying that most family law attorneys are not psychologists, mental health counselors, or child development researchers; however, family law attorneys do work to stay up-to-date on issues related to how family…
Rank this Week: 2553

Long Island Family Law and…

Long Island Family Law and Mediation Blog

Covers family law and mediation. By Law Office Of Darren M. Shapiro.

http://www.longislandfamilylawandmediation.com/
  • May 22

    Financial Discovery in Divorces and Failure to Disclose

    Financial Discovery in Divorces and Failure to Disclose
    What happens in a divorce when someone fails to make financial disclosure or financial disclosure in divorces? Parties to a divorce in New York are entitled to complete financial disclosure by the other side. There are a number of ways for a…
  • May 15

    Transgender and Name Change

    Transgender and Name Change
    Legal name changes are an important topic for transgender individuals. Today, the world has begun to grow increasingly aware of individuals who identify as transgender. Those who recognize themselves to be transgender do not confirm…
  • May 9

    What Can I Do Before My Divorce Mediation?

    What Can I Do Before My Divorce Mediation?
    Preparing for Divorce Mediation Hopefully your mediation won’t look like this picture (at least because the mediator should be in the picture too), but following these suggestions might help for a smooth process.  For some people,…
Rank this Week: 3073

Pennsylvania Family Law

Pennsylvania Family Law

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

http://pafamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • May 22

    LEGAL SAME-SEX MARRIAGE UNDERCUTS OLD EFFORTS AT SAME-SEX LEGAL PROTECTION

    LEGAL SAME-SEX MARRIAGE UNDERCUTS OLD EFFORTS AT SAME-SEX LEGAL PROTECTION
    One of the consequences of legalizing same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania and elsewhere is that all of the old methods for getting around a same-sex marriage ban or lack of recognition of civil unions or domestic partnerships became obsolete or…
  • May 19

    MEMO FROM EMPLOYER: TIME TO GET MARRIED

    MEMO FROM EMPLOYER: TIME TO GET MARRIED
    On April 29, the United States Supreme Court heard arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges.  This case addresses the question of whether there is a constitutional right to marry that transcends the historic power of states to regulate who can…
  • May 17

    SUPPORT ARREARAGES SURVIVE THE DEATH OF THE PAYOR

    SUPPORT ARREARAGES SURVIVE THE DEATH OF THE PAYOR
    Recently the Superior Court considered a case in which a party died during the pendency of a support action. In the divorce case for Moser v. Ronald R. Renninger, et al., No. 1065 MDA 2014, the husband and wife were separated with the…
Rank this Week: 532

North Carolina Divorce Lawyers…

North Carolina Divorce Lawyers Blog

Covers family law. By Woodruff Family Law Group.

http://www.northcarolinadivorcelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2512

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.indianafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • May 22

    Parenting After Divorce: 5 Quick Tip

    Parenting After Divorce: 5 Quick Tip
    There are manuals to parenting. There are manuals to divorce. Then there are manuals to parenting through and after divorce. While manuals are practical for those who have time to sit and read them day after day, many of our readers are…
  • May 15

    Tips for Financing Surrogacy

    Tips for Financing Surrogacy
    First, it's important to consider the costs involved in surrogacy. Intended Parents typically cover the following expenses: • Medical Procedures: This is likely the most expensive facet of surrogacy. Surrogacy includes in-vitro…
  • May 15

    Our Mother's Day

    Our Mother's Day
    In addition to being a family law firm, we also have families. So often, our firm sees families in emotional turmoil due to legal battles with divorce, child support, and child custody. Mother's Day was a chance for all of us to connect back…
Rank this Week: 3930

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/
  • May 21

    Name Change In Florida: How Can I Change My Name?

    Name Change In Florida: How Can I Change My Name?
    Reasons for a name change can vary widely.  The reasons a for a name change could be as unique as snowflakes or fingerprints.  Sometimes a woman going through a divorce wants to change her name back to her maiden name, or someone…
  • May 14

    Child Custody: Can Child Choose Home After Divorce?

    Child Custody: Can Child Choose Home After Divorce?
    Can children choose what parent to live with after a divorce?  The short answer is probably “no”.  Most child custody lawyers would agree that custody and visitation are probably the most highly contested issues…
  • May 2

    Stepparent Adoption: Family Lawyers Good for More than Divorce

    Stepparent Adoption: Family Lawyers Good for More than Divorce
    I live life with the blessing of being fascinated by small, simple things.  I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am about the new seedlings that have sprouted in my garden.  It’s a very warm and fuzzy feeling, but…
Rank this Week: 592

Dallas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Dallas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Texas family law issues. By Guest & Gray.

http://www.dallasdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • May 21

    Family Law Cases: The first 45 Days; Filing the petition, Temporary Relief, Service, Protective Orders and Answering a Divorce

    Family Law Cases: The first 45 Days; Filing the petition, Temporary Relief, Service, Protective Orders and Answering a Divorce
    What steps will my lawyer take to file for divorce, annulment, or to declare my marriage void? First, the attorney will need to file a petition for divorce to the court. When filing a petition for divorce, the attorney will not have to be…
  • Apr 9

    What to do if your ex violates a custody order or divorce decree

    What to do if your ex violates a custody order or divorce decree
    When the judge signs your divorce decree you and your ex must abide by the terms of the decree from that moment. If you or your ex does not comply with the terms you can be held in Constructive Contempt. Constructive Contempt is a type of…
  • Apr 5

    How long do I have to modify my Final Divorce Decree?

    How long do I have to modify my Final Divorce Decree?
    A trial court has plenary jurisdiction (complete control) over a case for 30 days after the judge signs the final judgment in a divorce decree. During those 30 days, one of the parties may file a motion for a new trial or a motion to modify,…
Rank this Week: 3500

Minick Law Blog

Minick Law Blog

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

http://www.minicklaw.com/asheville-attorney-blog/
  • May 21

    Courtroom Etiquette: What Should I Wear to Court & How Should I Behave?

    Courtroom Etiquette: What Should I Wear to Court & How Should I Behave?
    Courtroom Etiquette: What Should I Wear to Court & […] Courtroom Etiquette: What Should I Wear to Court & How Should I Behave? is a post from: MINICK LAW The post Courtroom Etiquette: What Should I Wear to Court & How…
  • May 20

    Parental Alienation: How to Respond When the Other Parent is Attempting to Turn Your Child Against You

    Parental Alienation: How to Respond When the Other Parent is Attempting to Turn Your Child Against You
    Here’s the scenario.  Your child comes home after a wee […] Parental Alienation: How to Respond When the Other Parent is Attempting to Turn Your Child Against You is a post from: MINICK LAW The post Parental Alienation:…
  • May 20

    Minick Law at Childrens Day Festival in Hendersonville, NC

    Minick Law at Childrens Day Festival in Hendersonville, NC
    On April 27th, 2015, Minick Law’s Hispanic Outreach Dir […] Minick Law at Childrens Day Festival in Hendersonville, NC is a post from: MINICK LAW The post Minick Law at Childrens Day Festival in Hendersonville, NC appeared…
Rank this Week: 2676

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/
  • May 21

    Forced Prenuptial Agreements: Australian Case

    Forced Prenuptial Agreements: Australian Case
    Jeremy D. MorleyCourts around the world generally reserve the right to invalidate prenuptial agreements that were entered into under duress.The meaning of “duress” can be extremely hard to determine in specific cases.Can there be…
  • May 20

    Latest U.S. Hague Abduction Convention Compliance Report

    Latest U.S. Hague Abduction Convention Compliance Report
    The U.S. Department of State Office of Children’s Issues has issued its annual report on International Parental Child Abduction which covers compliance with the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (the…
  • May 18

    Hague Abduction Case Dismissed: Child Taken from Greece to New York

    Hague Abduction Case Dismissed: Child Taken from Greece to New York
    Jeremy D. MorleyThe United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (Judge Pamela Chen) in Adamis v. Lampropoulou (decision dated May 14, 2015) dismissed the petition brought under the Hague Abduction Convention by the Greek…
Rank this Week: 1165

Wisconsin Family Lawyer Blog

Wisconsin Family Lawyer Blog

Covers child placement, property division and other family law issues. By Wessel, Lehker & Fumelle Inc.

http://www.wisconsinfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • May 21

    WISCONSIN PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENTS: PROVISIONS REGARDING SPOUSAL SUPPORT (MAINTENANCE, ALIMONY) AT DIVORCE.

    WISCONSIN PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENTS: PROVISIONS REGARDING SPOUSAL SUPPORT (MAINTENANCE, ALIMONY) AT DIVORCE.
    Last year, in the context of divorce, we blogged about enforcement of and challenges to the property division provisions of a marital property agreement, or prenup. Under Wisconsin law, courts must presume that these provisions are valid and…
  • May 1

    Estate Planning in Wisconsin Pending Divorce

    Estate Planning in Wisconsin Pending Divorce
    A friend of the family died recently at age 54. He and his wife had lived apart for several years; they were planning to divorce, perhaps had already started a divorce action. As with most divorces, a variety of problems plagued the marriage,…
  • Jan 17

    Termination of Child Support in Wisconsin When a Child Reaches Adulthood

    Termination of Child Support in Wisconsin When a Child Reaches Adulthood
    In Wisconsin, parents have an obligation to support their child financially until the child is 18 years old. This support obligation can extend to age 19 if the child is in high school ("pursuing an accredited course of instruction leading to…
Rank this Week: 2136

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/
  • May 21

    Changing Jobs When There is a Support Order

    Changing Jobs When There is a Support Order
    If you're a big fan of the "Simpson's" you may have heard that Harry Shearer, the voice of several of the shows iconic characters, is leaving the show. When a big star makes a movie or a star leaves a television show it usually makes the…
  • May 19

    Pets are People Too, Right?

    Pets are People Too, Right?
    Pets are members of our families, and we would be horrified if something happened to them. For example Johnny Depp's dogs face being euthanized when he flew them to Australia without permission. Most of us will not face this type of situation…
  • May 18

    One Day Divorce, One Year Later

    One Day Divorce, One Year Later
    Ask most family law litigants in San Diego County their opinion on the speed with which their divorce case progresses through the Family Court, and I promise you the results will not be positive. There are many different reasons divorce…
Rank this Week: 1823

California Divorce Blawg

California Divorce Blawg

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

http://www.hardinglaw.com/blog
  • May 21

    How About Fighting For The Kids Rather Than Fighting About The Kid

    How About Fighting For The Kids Rather Than Fighting About The Kid
    Any time you have a divorce with kids, you have the parents competing over the kids. The parents may not appreciate it, but that is what they do. Rational thought does not always prevail in divorce, and kid issues are a prime example.…
  • May 14

    Do Cultural Differences Affect Divorce?

    Do Cultural Differences Affect Divorce?
    I practice in the San Francisco Bay Area, one of the most diverse regions in the world. If someone can come from somewhere on the planet, that person has made the trip and is living in the Bay Area. I have long held the impression that…
  • May 13

    Which State Should A Divorce Be Filed In

    Which State Should A Divorce Be Filed In
    There are always trends in family law practice.  One trend that I am seeing in my practice is an uptick in cases that involve spouses living in different states.  The big question in these cases is which state should the divorce be…
Rank this Week: 1041

Charlotte Divorce Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.charlottedivorcelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1055

Northern Kentucky Lawyer Blog

Northern Kentucky Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury and accidents, DUI, criminal defense, bank side bankruptcy cases, creditors' rights, divorce and family custody, and estate planning. By Fessler Schneider & Grimme.

http://www.fsgattorneys.com/blog
  • May 20

    DUI cases handled by experienced Ft. Thomas Attorney

    DUI cases handled by experienced Ft. Thomas Attorney
    Yaa, Memorial Day weekend, our first four-day weekend of the summer is finally here! We are looking forward to the first cookouts and time with family and friends. The get togethers will be fun and the outdoor time awesome. The food, the…
  • May 14

    Attorneys in Ft. Thomas Selected by Client

    Attorneys in Ft. Thomas Selected by Client
    Most people are not aware that there are organizations tracking the performance of attorneys. These organizations have the people affected by the attorneys comment on the lawyer’s strengths and weaknesses.   No one is more affected…
  • May 13

    Business Attorneys in Ft. Thoma

    Business Attorneys in Ft. Thoma
    You have a skill, a niche product, a trade, or some other marketable commodity. You have decided that you want to start your own business. Perhaps you have one or two partners helping you start the business. You have all the details worked…
Rank this Week: 2860

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/
  • May 20

    Obtaining Emergency Relief in Your Florida Timesharing Case

    Obtaining Emergency Relief in Your Florida Timesharing Case
    Generally, in order to obtain a modification in your timesharing agreement, both parents must be placed on notice that the court's ruling may bring about a change in the current plan. In some situations, a court may alter the timesharing…
  • May 13

    Dealing with Items One Spouse Sells During a Florida Divorce

    Dealing with Items One Spouse Sells During a Florida Divorce
    Divorce can bring out many complicated issues, particularly when it comes to money. On the one hand, a nefarious spouse may try to deplete assets before the case is finalized. On the other hand, spouses continue to have bills and financial…
  • May 6

    Geographic Considerations and Imputing Income in Florida Child Support Case

    Geographic Considerations and Imputing Income in Florida Child Support Case
    When a parent voluntarily chooses not to work, or to take a job that is below his or her true professional ability, the law calls for the courts to ascertain what that parent's true earning capacity is in order to assess the proper amount of…
Rank this Week: 1577