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ABC Family Law Blog

ABC Family Law Blog

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

http://abcfamilyblog.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 22

    Advanced Training: Get More Collaborative Cases!

    Advanced Training: Get More Collaborative Cases!
    Are you an attorney, mental health professional, financial professional, or mediator who wants to build a profitable and satisfying collaborative practice?  Do you want more collaborative cases? Next Generation Divorce has a…
  • Nov 15

    Podcast: Comparing Collaborative Divorce and Mediation

    Podcast: Comparing Collaborative Divorce and Mediation
    I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Garin Vick in Tampa, Florida, where we recorded an interview for his podcast show, Divorce without Destruction.  We discussed the similarities and differences between collaborative…
  • Nov 15

    Podcast: Comparing Collaborative Divorce and Mediation

    Podcast: Comparing Collaborative Divorce and Mediation
    I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Garin Vick in Tampa, Florida, where we recorded an interview for his podcast show, Divorce without Destruction.  We discussed the similarities and differences between collaborative…
Rank this Week: 2065

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Nov 22

    Public Service Announcement in China

    Public Service Announcement in China
    A shampoo ad doubles as a public service announcement against divorce in China--see it here. MR
  • Nov 21

    Billion Dollar Divorce

    Billion Dollar Divorce
    From CBS News: It's the kind of money that most Americans can't comprehend, but for one ex-wife it's an injustice. Sue Ann Hamm, the ex-wife of Oklahoma oil tycoon Harold Hamm, plans to appeal a divorce settlement that awarded her...
  • Nov 20

    Divorce in Iran

    Divorce in Iran
    From Reuters: Weddings in Iran have long been an over-the-top affair with families spending thousands of dollars to celebrate a union. But now some couples are splurging on an entirely different sort of nuptial celebration: a divorce party.…
Rank this Week: 257

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/
  • Nov 21

    Authority of State Court to Order a Spouse to Sign Joint Amended Tax Return

    Authority of State Court to Order a Spouse to Sign Joint Amended Tax Return
    In Butler v Simmons-Butler, the Michigan Court of Appeals considered the issue whether a trial court has the authority to order a party to sign amended joint federal tax returns for prior years. The defendant appealed that order arguing that…
  • Nov 20

    Unsubstantiated CPS Reports of Abuse Result in Loss of Custody

    Unsubstantiated CPS Reports of Abuse Result in Loss of Custody
    Family lawyers are seeing a lot of custody cases these days in which allegations of abuse result in an investigation by Child Protection Services (CPS) workers. When a parent reports alleged abuse to CPS, that agency must investigate. If…
  • Nov 19

    EDRO Dividing State of Michigan Teacher Pension | Caution for Unwary

    EDRO Dividing State of Michigan Teacher Pension | Caution for Unwary
    When the parties divorced, their judgment awarded each party fifty percent of the marital portion of the other party’s pension. Husband retired and elected to receive his portion of his ex-wife's school pension. She then learned that her…
Rank this Week: 735

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

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

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Nov 21

    Thin Gravy

    Thin Gravy
    The latest installment of a case in which I have been involved is out. You may know it as Q v Q (although it isn’t). The judgment can be found here : C (A Child) (No 2) [2014] EWFC 44 (21 November 2014). As it is a case…
  • Nov 17

    Take me to your Leadership Board

    Take me to your Leadership Board
    Last week the Adoption Leadership Board published a “Myth Busting Guide” aimed at dispelling misconceptions of what Re B and Re B-S tell us about the correct approach to adoption. “The law hasn’t changed!”…
  • Nov 12

    No search results found for your query ‘indirect contact’

    No search results found for your query ‘indirect contact’
    This blog post is a guest post by Sarah Phillimore. In past few years I have had a number of cases in child arrangements disputes where only indirect contact is ordered at the conclusion. I sometimes represented fathers, sometimes mothers but…
Rank this Week: 294

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/
  • Nov 21

    When Does Equitable Distribution Mean Equal or Unequal in New York Divorces?

    When Does Equitable Distribution Mean Equal or Unequal in New York Divorces?
    Marital assets, and debt, in New York generally are things that are acquired during the marriage that does not fall under the exception of separate property.  Separate property, in general are things that a spouse entered the marriage…
  • Nov 13

    Can an order of protection be a part of a custody case?

    Can an order of protection be a part of a custody case?
    Orders of protection can be issued by either the Family Court or the Supreme Court as part of a child custody case or divorce in New York. My previous blog articles concerning orders of protection in family law matters focused on the most…
  • Nov 7

    Can a Judgment of Divorce be vacated?

    Can a Judgment of Divorce be vacated?
    I have previously discussed modifications of judgments of divorce. As a reminder, a modification does not erase the order that was made, but if there is an adequate change of circumstances under the law, a party to the case can change the…
Rank this Week: 3043

New York Personal Injury Lawyer…

New York Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newyorkinjurylawyer247blog.com/
  • Nov 21

    The Coughlin Affd. cont...

    The Coughlin Affd. cont...
    Plaintiff further contends that venue is preferred in the county where the cause of action arose. Plaintiffs accident occurred in New York County, and the accident situs is within the management and/or ownership of defendants. Thus, New York…
  • Nov 20

    The Coughlin Affd.

    The Coughlin Affd.
    In this personal injury action brought by plaintiff JC, defendants Mr. HS and LLC Realty move for an order, pursuant to CPLR §511, to change venue to Westchester County. Plaintiff commenced this action through the service of a Summons…
  • Nov 19

    Matter of Stackpole...cont

    Matter of Stackpole...cont
    Subdivision (g) of 202.67 provides "No authorization will be granted to withdraw such funds, except for unusual circumstances, where the parents are financially able to support the infant and to provide for the infant's necessaries, treatment…
Rank this Week: 1333

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Covers developments in Tennessee family law.

http://herstontennesseefamilylaw.com/
  • Nov 21

    Tennessee Family Law Update 2014: Knoxville

    Tennessee Family Law Update 2014: Knoxville
    Today we concluded an exhausting but rewarding week by presenting our annual seminar in Knoxville. Some attendees had this to say about today’s presentation: This seminar is, by far, the most helpful family law CLE each year.…
  • Nov 20

    Tennessee Family Law Update 2014: Johnson City

    Tennessee Family Law Update 2014: Johnson City
    After spending a long overdue evening in our homes, we were rudely awakened this morning by alarm clocks set to go off way to early. That could mean only one thing: time to get on the road to Johnson City! The beautiful sunrise coming…
  • Nov 20

    Tennessee Family Law Update 2014: Chattanooga

    Tennessee Family Law Update 2014: Chattanooga
    As always, we enjoyed visiting with our colleagues in Chattanooga yesterday. Two of yesterday’s seminar attendees had this to say: Always an excellent seminar. Informative and entertaining. — Tracy Cox, Esq., Chattanooga…
Rank this Week: 953

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Nov 21

    Think Before Relocating Children

    Think Before Relocating Children
    One parent may think that moving their children after a separation or divorce may be the best way to get a start on a new life. Before making a serious decision to relocate to another place with a child, there are some things any parent…
  • Nov 20

    How Are Assets Divided in Divorce?

    How Are Assets Divided in Divorce?
    When a couple has been together for a long period of time, dividing assets and property in a divorce can be a difficult and time-consuming process. Even if the divorce is completely amicable, deciding who gets what can be extremely…
  • Nov 19

    Financial Advice Following a Divorce

    Financial Advice Following a Divorce
    Following a divorce, you will likely be the only one making financial decisions for yourself and it may be overwhelming. Many people have never been in control of their own finances or have no idea what accounts they have or what bills they…
Rank this Week: 533

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/
  • Nov 21

    RBS CLE on December 5, 2014: The Life of a Lawsuit: Issues in the Six Phases of a Civil Action

    RBS CLE on December 5, 2014: The Life of a Lawsuit: Issues in the Six Phases of a Civil Action
    Need some CLE hours before the end of the year? On December 5, 2014, beginning at 8:40 am, RBS will host a Greensboro CLE on “The Life of a Lawsuit: Issues in the Six Phases of a Civil Action from Case Assessment through Executing on a…
  • Nov 12

    Hot Legal Topics in HOA & Condo Community Management

    Hot Legal Topics in HOA & Condo Community Management
    On Wednesday, December 3 from 11:30 am-2 pm I’ll be speaking on “Hot Legal Topics in Community Management” at the Charlotte Lunch ‘n Learn of the NC Chapter of the Community Associations Institute.  The…
  • Nov 6

    You’re Ready to File A Lawsuit … But Where Do You Begin?

    You’re Ready to File A Lawsuit … But Where Do You Begin?
    Once you have decided you want or need to file a lawsuit, one of the most important decisions you must make is where to file your case.  This decision will have a significant impact on the type of relief you may be able to obtain…
Rank this Week: 2981

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
  • Nov 21

    Should You Handle That Misdemeanor Case?

    Should You Handle That Misdemeanor Case?
    You get a call from a family member, friend, or client who’s either been arrested or will be soon with a misdemeanor, such as a DUI. Maybe you’re new to practice or criminal law isn’t your usual area. Should you take on the…
  • Nov 19

    5 Ways to Leverage California’s New Unaccompanied Minors Law

    5 Ways to Leverage California’s New Unaccompanied Minors Law
    The following is a guest blog post by Rachel K. Prandini, Unaccompanied Minor Law Fellow/Attorney at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center in San Francisco. The number of unaccompanied minors arriving at the US southern border in 2014 has been…
  • Nov 17

    How to Use Technology for Effective Cross-Examination

    How to Use Technology for Effective Cross-Examination
    The following is a guest blog post by Jeff Bennion, a solo practitioner in San Diego who specializes in personal injury and consulting on e-discovery and litigation technology. A good cross-examination should come off as scripted. California…
Rank this Week: 3365

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Nov 21

    Video: Cordell & Cordell News - November 21, 2014

    Video: Cordell & Cordell News - November 21, 2014
    DadsDivorce and MensDivorce as well as their sponsor, Cordell & Cordell, present a news video for the week of November 21, 2014.This week, Cordell & Cordell opened registration for the 2015 Annual Domestic…
  • Nov 20

    Modifying Custody And Placement Orders After A Divorce Is Finalized

    Modifying Custody And Placement Orders After A Divorce Is Finalized
    Question:My ex and I had a non-contested divorce and she was awarded custody three years ago. I now have more time than her to spend with our son due to work schedules. Is it possible to obtain joint custody after a divorce is final?Read…
  • Nov 19

    What Factors Do Courts Consider When Granting Custody?

    What Factors Do Courts Consider When Granting Custody?
    Question:My wife and I have been separated for 18 months and have both recently spent time in rehab clinics. She recently moved out of state to live with her father and has admitted in court papers that she supports herself with his…
Rank this Week: 471

New York Divorce Blog

New York Divorce Blog

By Bruce Provda.

http://www.nydivorcefirm.com/blog
  • Nov 21

    Divorce Can Be Contagiou

    Divorce Can Be Contagiou
    According to a study from Brown University, divorce can be contagious. The study suggests that the divorce of a loved-one or a friend can increase your chances of getting divorced too. The study was conducted in Framingham, Mass, and was…
  • Nov 14

    Samuel Wyly Gets Sued By Ex-Wife

    Samuel Wyly Gets Sued By Ex-Wife
    Samuel Wyly, a former billionaire who recently filed for bankruptcy, is now being sued by his ex-wife over claims he’s using Chapter 11 protection to avoid paying $500,000 a year in support obligations. His wife, Torie Steel, is seeking…
  • Oct 31

    Exploring Child Custody

    Exploring Child Custody
    When a marriage ends up in a divorce, the split not only has an impact on the couple but also on their children, if any. Child custody and visitation is one of the most important decisions that a couple has to take when they get divorced.…
Rank this Week: 3140

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

Covers family law in South Carolina.

http://www.scfamilylaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 21

    What Issues Do Prenuptial Agreements Usually Address?

    What Issues Do Prenuptial Agreements Usually Address?
    We all know what prenuptial agreements are: documents that lay out the terms for a divorce before the marriage has even happened. Though you may understand generally what prenups are for, you may not know specifically what types of issues…
  • Nov 20

    Is Divorce Bad for Children?

    Is Divorce Bad for Children?
    Should you remain in a bad marriage solely for the sake of the children? All too many times, people do just that, thinking that they are doing what’s best for their children. But is divorce bad for children? Psychologists have known for…
  • Nov 19

    What Is a “Kitchen Sink” State?

    What Is a “Kitchen Sink” State?
    Those going through a divorce in South Carolina may have heard the terms “marital property” and “separate property” bandied about. That’s because our state is what’s known as a dual classification state.…
Rank this Week: 2957

Family Law & Divorce Information…

Family Law & Divorce Information in Houston, Texas

By Busby & Associates.

http://busby-lee.com/familylawblog
  • Nov 21

    Cruel Treatment Grounds for Divorce Texa

    Cruel Treatment Grounds for Divorce Texa
    MichaelCruel Treatment Grounds for Divorce Texas A trial court may grant a divorce on the ground of cruel treatment under the Texas Family Code Section  6.002 . To be considered “cruel treatment,” the conduct of the accused…
  • Nov 17

    Beverly B. Malazzo appointed to 309th as Associate Judge

    Beverly B. Malazzo appointed to 309th as Associate Judge
    Michael Beverly B. Malazzo appointed to 309th as Associate Judge Judge Dean has announced the replaced for Judge Charley Prine.  Judge Prine won the election for the 246th and will be moving over at the end of the year.  …
  • Oct 21

    International Divorce and Family law in Harris County Texa

    International Divorce and Family law in Harris County Texa
    MichaelInternational Divorce and Family law in Harris County Texas A international divorce usually involves spouses who perhaps have filed for divorce in a foreign jurisdiction, where the waiting period is much longer than Texas, or perhaps…
Rank this Week: 2144

electronic divorce attorney

electronic divorce attorney

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

http://electronicdivorceattorney.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    Unfounded CPS Complaints Lead to Loss of Custody

    Unfounded CPS Complaints Lead to Loss of Custody
    We have seen this movie at our law firm on a few occasions.  A maladjusted parent attempts to enlist the machinery of the state in a bid to gain custody by making false or trumped-up allegations of abuse against the other spouse or…
  • Oct 18

    Senate Bill Prevents Lawyers From Soliciting in Newly Filed Divorce

    Senate Bill Prevents Lawyers From Soliciting in Newly Filed Divorce
    We lawyers are not supposed to be soliciting anyway, as it is expressly prohibited in the Rules of Professional Conduct.  But over the years, a small group of divorce lawyers, unable to get clients any other way, send solicitation…
  • Sep 26

    Active Military Duty Mom Loses Custody via Court of Appeal

    Active Military Duty Mom Loses Custody via Court of Appeal
    Here is a tough choice: to serve your country through military service, or to continue being the primary care provider for your preschooler.  That is the decision a Wayne County mother had to make recently as she contemplated her options…
Rank this Week: 1529

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

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

    Take your mind off the by-election

    Take your mind off the by-election
    No doubt many of you will be disappointed at the by-election result. Still, I'm sure Hairy Knorm Davidson will get another chance. Meanwhile, why not take your mind off of things by reading my posts this week on Marilyn Stowe’s Family…
  • Nov 20

    Lunar Mission One: Get involved

    Lunar Mission One: Get involved
    Nothing whatsoever to do with family law, but for a child of the Apollo era who has long been disappointed by the subsequent loss of public interest in space, here is something that will hopefully re-invigorate the older generation and…
  • Nov 19

    Family Lore Clinic: Enforcing a consent order after the other party has died

    Family Lore Clinic: Enforcing a consent order after the other party has died
    As usual, the term 'consent order' is taken here to mean the order setting out the agreed financial/property settlement on divorce. In fact, what follows applies equally if the settlement order is not made by agreement, but imposed upon the…
Rank this Week: 719

Linda's Law Blog

Linda's Law Blog

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

http://lindakernslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 20

    The Custody Factors Series: Factor 14

    The Custody Factors Series: Factor 14
    As we noted on our blog on November 3, 2014, we will be discussing each of the sixteen Pennsylvania custody factors under 23 Pa.C.S.A. § 5328.  No one of these factors has been found to be more important than another with perhaps…
  • Nov 19

    The Custody Factors Series: Factor 13

    The Custody Factors Series: Factor 13
    As we noted on our blog on November 3, 2014, we will be discussing each of the sixteen Pennsylvania custody factors under 23 Pa.C.S.A. § 5328.  No one of these factors has been found to be more important than another with perhaps…
  • Nov 18

    The Custody Factors Series: Factor 12

    The Custody Factors Series: Factor 12
    As we noted on our blog on November 3, 2014, we will be discussing each of the sixteen Pennsylvania custody factors under 23 Pa.C.S.A. § 5328.  No one of these factors has been found to be more important than another with perhaps…
Rank this Week: 2437

Mississippi Family Lawyer Blog

Mississippi Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.mississippifamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 20

    Divorce, Family Law, and Chancery Courts in Mississippi

    Divorce, Family Law, and Chancery Courts in Mississippi
    The vast majority of my law practice involves divorce and family law matters in Mississippi. As a result, a lot of the work I perform goes through the Mississippi chancery courts, rather than state circuit courts. When I tell many of my…
  • Nov 13

    Conversion of Separate Property to Marital Property: The "Family Use" Doctrine in Mississippi

    Conversion of Separate Property to Marital Property: The "Family Use" Doctrine in Mississippi
    In most divorces, there is almost always some sort of property dispute--insofar as it relates to classifying marital and separate property for the purpose of property division. Depending on the asset(s) at issue, these disputes can be very…
  • Nov 10

    Easier Said than Done: Proving Adultery in Mississippi Divorce

    Easier Said than Done: Proving Adultery in Mississippi Divorce
    Adultery is one of the most utilized grounds for divorce. As unfortunate as it may sound, many spouses commit adultery. There are countless psycho-social studies and surveys aimed at figuring out "why" spouses engage in adulterous activity.…
Rank this Week: 3950

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/
  • Nov 20

    Pediatric psychologist warns parents to trust their instincts about their children

    Pediatric psychologist warns parents to trust their instincts about their children
    Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “What can I do to gain custody of my child in North Carolina?”   Experts have been studying—and lamenting—the effects of divorce on children for…
  • Nov 18

    Divorcee to appeal $1-billion judgment, says she is entitled to more

    Divorcee to appeal $1-billion judgment, says she is entitled to more
    Charlotte Divorce Attorney Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “How will the judge divide our property?”   A billion is not enough for the ex-wife of an Oklahoma oil magnate ordered last week to…
  • Nov 13

    Couples skip divorce, try “conscious uncoupling” instead

    Couples skip divorce, try “conscious uncoupling” instead
    Charlotte Divorce Attorney Matthew R. 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 an…
Rank this Week: 4511

Virginia Family Law

Virginia Family Law

Covers Virginia family law issues. By Jason A. Weis.

http://www.familylawva.com/
Rank this Week: 1067

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Nov 20

    Why is No One Talking About Elder Abuse?

    Why is No One Talking About Elder Abuse?
    Did you know that in thirty-five years one in four Canadians will be over the age of 65? Today our senior population is well over 5 million and expected to reach 10 million by 2036. We do know that as we age we become more vulnerable as our…
  • Nov 19

    Rampant Sex Discrimination in Saudi Arabia

    Rampant Sex Discrimination in Saudi Arabia
    To be born female in Saudi Arabia is to endure a life of discrimination…on many fronts. First of all, it is legal for men in Saudi to have up to four wives who may be as young as 10-years old, as long as they can afford to support them…
  • Nov 16

    LiarsCheatersRUS.com

    LiarsCheatersRUS.com
    If your boyfriend or girlfriend is a liar or worse, a cheater, you can “out” him or her, just like Stacey Blitsch and Amanda Ryncarz did when they posted their complaints about their former lover, lawyer Matthew Couloute, on…
Rank this Week: 240

Family Law Guy

Family Law Guy

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

http://familylawguy.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 19

    Spend More Time talking About The Relationship, and Less Money on the Ring, the Wedding (and the Divorce?)

    Spend More Time talking About The Relationship, and Less Money on the Ring, the Wedding (and the Divorce?)
    An Emory University study suggests that there is an inverse correlation between the amount a couple spends on the engagement ring and the wedding, and the chance that the marriage will last.  I have my own theories about why this correlation…
  • Oct 1

    "Conscious Coupling" What Is Marriage Supposed To Do? Does It Still Do It?

    "Conscious Coupling" What Is Marriage Supposed To Do? Does It Still Do It?
    One of the recurring themes of this blog has been "Why do people get married?  What will help then accomplish whatever it is they want to accomplish by marrying?" It appears that the number of Americans, over-all, who believe that…
  • Sep 23

    Gambling Winnings and Child Support

    Gambling Winnings and Child Support
        Ohio has no implemented an intercept program so that winners at the four casinos in Ohio may trigger data base checks.  If the winner wins $1,200 or more from slot machines, $5,000 or more from table games or $600 or more from…
Rank this Week: 3673

Pennsylvania Family Law

Pennsylvania Family Law

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

http://pafamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Nov 19

    ALL IN THE FAMILY: SUING MOM AND DAD FOR COLLEGE

    ALL IN THE FAMILY: SUING MOM AND DAD FOR COLLEGE
    College support is back in the news as a young woman resident in New Jersey has sued her parents to contribute to her undergraduate education at Philadelphia’s Temple University.  The case brings us to revisit the question of how…
  • Nov 19

    NOVEMBER IS NATIONAL ADOPTION MONTH

    NOVEMBER IS NATIONAL ADOPTION MONTH
    Leslie Spoltore, one of our partners in our Wilmington office, posted President Barack Obama’s proclamation making November National Adoption Month. Family law is an area which often deals with difficult issues and outcomes where…
  • Nov 12

    THE CHALLENGE OF DUELING JURISDICTIONS IN CHILD CUSTODY CASES

    THE CHALLENGE OF DUELING JURISDICTIONS IN CHILD CUSTODY CASES
    A recent published decision issued on November 7 addressed the question of how a Pennsylvania Court is to act when a Court of another state refuses to relinquish jurisdiction.  The facts are absorbing to say the least. Mother and Father…
Rank this Week: 1297

Family Law Topics

Family Law Topics

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

http://www.familylawtopics.com/
Rank this Week: 4162

The Divorce Blog

The Divorce Blog

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

http://www.totaldivorce.com/blog
  • Nov 19

    New Oklahoma Divorce Classes Law Begin

    New Oklahoma Divorce Classes Law Begin
    A new law took effect in Oklahoma on November 1 that requires divorcing couples to attend a class if underage children are involved. Couples with children, age 18 or under, seeking divorce on grounds of incompatibility will have to take a…
  • Nov 11

    $1 Billion Verdict in Oil Tycoon Harold Hamm Divorce

    $1 Billion Verdict in Oil Tycoon Harold Hamm Divorce
    In one of the biggest U.S. divorce judgments, Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm has been ordered to pay his ex-wife nearly $1 billion in their divorce settlement, according to a court filing on Monday. Oklahoma Special Judge Howard…
  • Nov 7

    Supreme Court Urged to Rule on Same-Sex Marriage

    Supreme Court Urged to Rule on Same-Sex Marriage
    There is a serious push for the Superior Court to again consider the constitutionality of same-sex marriage after a federal appeals court upheld bans in four states on Thursday. A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit in…
Rank this Week: 182

Orange County Criminal Attorneys…

Orange County Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers criminal justice, family law and Orange County DWI news. By Lauren Johnson, Attorney At Law

http://www.orangecountycriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Nov 19

    California’s Proposition 47, Felonies, and Orange County Court

    California’s Proposition 47, Felonies, and Orange County Court
    Finally, the problem of overcrowding in prisons is beginning to be alleviated. Thanks to California voters, Proposition 47 was passed on November 4th, 2014. This not only begins a process that will lead to less crowded prisons due…
  • May 1

    Criminal Conviction For Drug Possession Overturned Because DNA Evidence Too Weak

    Criminal Conviction For Drug Possession Overturned Because DNA Evidence Too Weak
    According to SF Gate, a San Francisco man named Gale Joseph Young was recently freed from prison after the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal determined the DNA evidence against Young was too week to sustain the conviction. After serving six years…
  • Dec 23

    The Dos and Don'ts of Medical Marijuana Cultivation in California

    The Dos and Don'ts of Medical Marijuana Cultivation in California
    Despite the legalization of growing medical marijuana in California in 1996, it still remains illegal under federal law to grow, sell, or use the drug. Those who do grow within the state's regulations do not usually find any problems with the…
Rank this Week: 3831

California Divorce Blawg

California Divorce Blawg

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

http://www.hardinglaw.com/blog
  • Nov 19

    Be Wary Ye Paternity Payor Who Returns To The Family

    Be Wary Ye Paternity Payor Who Returns To The Family
    When a published opinion starts with “family law is not getting any easier” in the first paragraph and “the question is of first impression in California”in the second paragraph you know something big is about to…
  • Nov 11

    Interpreting Court Order

    Interpreting Court Order
    An unpublished opinion out of San Diego County gives an intriguing analysis of interpreting the language in family law court orders that could be considered ambiguous. Denny and Catherine got divorced in 2009. The court ordered Denny to pay…
  • Oct 31

    Dem Cat

    Dem Cat
    If you come by to visit us at our Pleasanton office you are going to see a lot of cats around the property. Well, not a lot, but four or five. Turns out we have become home base for a colony of feral cats. The pictures you see are of some of…
Rank this Week: 766

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
  • Nov 19

    Shared Interest vs. Separate Interest in a Texas QDRO

    Shared Interest vs. Separate Interest in a Texas QDRO
    One issue in dividing retirement accounts in a Texas divorce is determining whether the division should be based on a shared interest or a separate interest. This issue is technical and can be a confusing aspect of dividing retirement plans…
  • Nov 17

    Texas comparative responsibility and car wreck

    Texas comparative responsibility and car wreck
    The Dallas Cowboys are having a pretty good season so far. I was at the Saints game where the Dallas Cowboys returned to the Saints the same beat down the Saints treated the Cowboys to last year. Unfortunately, I’m a Jets fan and we are…
  • Nov 11

    The Kielich Law Firm Podcast Episode #2: Uncontested Divorce in Texa

    The Kielich Law Firm Podcast Episode #2: Uncontested Divorce in Texa
    So this is episode two of my podcast. I didn’t realize until after I had posted episode #1 that there is some bizarre audio effects going on in that episode that makes it sound strange and robotic. (I left the warp function active in…
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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
  • Nov 19

    Who Is Right and Who Is Wrong?

    Who Is Right and Who Is Wrong?
    While driving to the office this morning, I turned on “The Kane Show” on Hot99.5 FM.  Kane invited callers to tell him and his entourage about a relationship dispute and they would decide who was right and who was wrong. What…
  • Nov 14

    When Even a Billion Dollars Is Not Enough

    When Even a Billion Dollars Is Not Enough
    Sue Ann Ham was awarded nearly a billion dollars in her divorce from energy tycoon Harold Hamm in Oklahoma. But her attorney says that’s less than 6 percent of the couple’s estimated $18 billion wealth. She is planning to…
  • Oct 31

    Divorce Classe

    Divorce Classe
    We have court-ordered parenting classes for people going through divorce in Maryland, but Oklahoma is trying something different.  Their classes will discuss divorce and emphasize reconciliation in an attempt to convince people to stay…
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Family-In-Law

Family-In-Law

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

http://family-in-law.com/
  • Nov 19

    On the Meaning of Primary Residence: Some Thoughts On Suleski v. Rupe

    On the Meaning of Primary Residence: Some Thoughts On Suleski v. Rupe
    Okay, okay.  So I’ve been procrastinating covering Suleski vs. Rupe for a few weeks now.  But in my defense, I’ve been struggling with the best angle ... The post On the Meaning of Primary Residence: Some Thoughts…
  • Nov 18

    5 Lessons We Can All Learn from Harold Hamm’s Divorce

    5 Lessons We Can All Learn from Harold Hamm’s Divorce
    I generally try to avoid the voyeuristic rubber-necking of celebrity divorce-gossip.  But after making my way through the 80-page Order issued last week in the ... The post 5 Lessons We Can All Learn from Harold Hamm’s Divorce…
  • Nov 4

    Should We Really Celebrate the End of Alimony?

    Should We Really Celebrate the End of Alimony?
    I was recently fortunate enough to stumble upon a series of articles by blogger Emma Johnson (@JohnsonEmma) of WealthySingleMommy.com on changing norms surrounding alimony (spousal ... The post Should We Really Celebrate the End of Alimony?…
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Brownn Family Law

Brownn Family Law

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

http://www.mnfamilylawblog.com/
  • Nov 19

    The Latest Family Law ADR Trend: Moderated Settlement Conference

    The Latest Family Law ADR Trend: Moderated Settlement Conference
    Moderated settlement conferences have become a bit of a trend in Minnesota, creating an easier, and more affordable way to resolve a divorce. Many family court judges are encouraging litigants to engage in this form of alternative…
  • Nov 3

    The Law on Annulment v. Divorce in Minnesota

    The Law on Annulment v. Divorce in Minnesota
    The two ways to end a marriage, voluntarily, are annulment and divorce. An annulment is the legal procedure that treats a marriage as if it never existed. It is legally erased. A divorce, however, is the legal dissolution of the marriage.…
  • Oct 27

    The Rights of Unwed Fathers in Minnesota

    The Rights of Unwed Fathers in Minnesota
    You may wonder what happens if you are an unwed father to a newborn. Being a father means, naturally, taking on responsibility for your child, and making sure that you do what’s best for him or her. But what rights do you…
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Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

By Alan Robert Burton.

http://www.bocaratondivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 19

    What Happens to our Rings in a Divorce?

    What Happens to our Rings in a Divorce?
    Engagement and wedding rings are often an important symbol of a marriage. While these items often lose meaning after a married couple decides to file for divorce, they are often valuable pieces of property and each spouse may wonder who gets…
  • Nov 17

    The Role of a Forensic Accountant in Divorce Case

    The Role of a Forensic Accountant in Divorce Case
    Each divorce case is different, and therefore each case may require different tools and resources to achieve specific goals. However, you may not even be aware of certain resources that may significantly improve your chances of receiving the…
  • Nov 13

    Reasons to have a Premarital Agreement

    Reasons to have a Premarital Agreement
    Many couples wonder, for one reason or another, whether or not they should sign a premarital agreement (also known as a prenuptial agreement or “prenup”) prior to tying the knot. The following are some reasons you may want to…
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Maryland Family Law

Maryland Family Law

Provides general information and commentary on child custody, support, divorce and separation, and visitation. By Heather Sunderman.

http://mdfamilylaw.typepad.com/sunderman/
  • Nov 18

    Maryland 20/20 symposium

    Maryland 20/20 symposium
    On October 31st, the Maryland Professionalism Center, Inc. hosted a symposium on the future of law practice in Maryland. There have been so many changes just in the eleven years that I have been practicing law: the rise of electronic...
  • Nov 11

    Veteran's Day Topic

    Veteran's Day Topic
    Divorce and custody issues can be quite complicated when one or both of the parties is a servicemember. For example, if one receives military orders overseas, it may necessitate a change in custody or visitation. While you are serving…
  • Nov 4

    Don't forget to vote

    Don't forget to vote
    If you haven't already taken advantage of early voting, remember to go to the polls today! Take your children with you, so they can observe the process and see that it's a priority to you. Kids love to get an...
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DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Kollias & Giese.

http://www.dupagecountydivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 18

    Are Bonuses, Sick Days, and Stock Options Considered Marital Property in Illinois?

    Are Bonuses, Sick Days, and Stock Options Considered Marital Property in Illinois?
    Brad is a financial manager with Big Business USA. He earns an annual salary, and doesn’t have an employment contract. However, his employer does give him the opportunity to receive an annual bonus, based on the company’s…
  • Nov 3

    In Illinois, a Noncustodial Parent May Be Entitled to Receive Child Support

    In Illinois, a Noncustodial Parent May Be Entitled to Receive Child Support
    Yes, you read that correctly. In Illinois, under certain circumstances, a noncustodial parent may be entitled to receive child support from the custodial parent.   In a divorce or parentage case, a court may either grant joint custody of…
  • Sep 30

    Are DuPage County Income Withholding Orders for Child Support Enforceable?

    Are DuPage County Income Withholding Orders for Child Support Enforceable?
    Income withholding notices issued to employers are the most common way child support orders are enforced. When everything works as it should, employers dutifully obey such notices, withhold child support from the employee’s pay, and…
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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/
  • Nov 18

    State Laws Vary on the Division of Marital Property in Divorce

    State Laws Vary on the Division of Marital Property in Divorce
    If you are thinking of initiating a divorce proceeding, be sure to understand how the state family code could affect your case, particularly how the provisions apply to property division. Each state has the authority to enact laws affecting…
  • Nov 11

    California Court Refuses to Reduce Father's Child Support Obligation

    California Court Refuses to Reduce Father's Child Support Obligation
    As a couple navigates the divorce process, there are many important issues to sort through, such as child custody, support, and the division of property. It is not surprising that couples often fail to see "eye to eye" on every matter,…
  • Nov 4

    California Courts Retain Jurisdiction to Allocate Community Property After Divorce Judgment

    California Courts Retain Jurisdiction to Allocate Community Property After Divorce Judgment
    The California Family Code governs many aspects of divorce proceedings. In many respects, the various provisions operate to place the parties on "equal footing." Courts interpreting these laws are guided by overriding principles of fairness…
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Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.indianafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 18

    Indiana's Third Information & Awareness Adoption Fair

    Indiana's Third Information & Awareness Adoption Fair
    Attorney Michele Jackson, who serves on the Governor's Adoption Committee, is among other Adoption professionals, adoptive parents and adoptees who attended Indiana's Third Information and Awareness Adoption Fair. The fair provided education…
  • Sep 19

    MICHELE JACKSON NAMED FINALIST FOR INDY'S BEST AND BRIGHTEST AWARD

    MICHELE JACKSON NAMED FINALIST FOR INDY'S BEST AND BRIGHTEST AWARD
    For the second year in a row, attorney Michele Jackson has been selected as a finalist for the annual Indy's Best and Brightest award ceremony created by Junior Achievement. The event will honor 100 of central Indiana's most outstanding…
  • Sep 11

    Attorney Christine Douglas volunteers at Mediation Day

    Attorney Christine Douglas volunteers at Mediation Day
    Attorney Christine Douglas will be volunteering with the IndyBar Alternative Dispute Resolution division at the 5th annual Mediation Day on Friday, September 26th. Mediation Day provides a service to the courts and community by volunteering…
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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/
  • Nov 18

    Premarital Agreement Disregarded in Divorce Case

    Premarital Agreement Disregarded in Divorce Case
    International marriages, when a divorce follows, can turn into messy divorces with surprising outcomes. Consider this case. After marrying in the Ukraine in 2004, Richard Villar and Olga moved to Alaska with the woman's daughter, Linda. As…
  • Oct 28

    When You Risk Losing Your Children, You Need An Experienced Dependency Lawyer

    When You Risk Losing Your Children, You Need An Experienced Dependency Lawyer
    How far would you go to keep your children? Would you hire an attorney? Would you appeal any decision that separated you from your kids? The answer is obvious, right? Every parent would do whatever it took to keep their children with…
  • Oct 21

    U.S. Supreme Court Hands Another Win to Gay Marriage Activist

    U.S. Supreme Court Hands Another Win to Gay Marriage Activist
    The same-sex marriage battle tipped in the favor of gay and lesbian couples last week. On October 7, 2014, the Supreme Court refused to hear same-sex marriage decisions appealed from the lower courts. Those courts had ruled in favor of gay…
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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/
  • Nov 18

    What Issues Can Divorce Mediation Solve?

    What Issues Can Divorce Mediation Solve?
    Divorce Mediation is one of the most underrated methods of dispute resolution. California Divorce mediation services are underused by couples who are unaware of the potential of divorce mediation in Orange County. Most couples don’t…
  • Nov 6

    Prenuptial Agreements Can Assist in Property Division in a Divorce

    Prenuptial Agreements Can Assist in Property Division in a Divorce
    One of the most difficult issues to deal with in any divorce proceeding is the division of martial property. Typically the biggest question is what is to happen with the house, a question that may trigger sparring matches between the…
  • Nov 4

    If I use divorce mediation, will I have to go to court?

    If I use divorce mediation, will I have to go to court?
    In California, couples who use mediation can obtain a complete, legal divorce without ever having to go to court.  In fact, the Judicial Branch of California officially recommends that all couples consider divorce mediation as a way to…
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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/
  • Nov 18

    Instruction Manual for San Diego Courthouse

    Instruction Manual for San Diego Courthouse
    For many people, their first experience with a courthouse is through a divorce proceeding. Going to court for the first time can be intimating for someone who does not know what to expect. If you have not been inside a courtroom before you…
  • Nov 17

    Date of Infidelity Doesn't Automatically Set Date of Separation

    Date of Infidelity Doesn't Automatically Set Date of Separation
    It comes as no big surprise that Katharine McPhee, American Idol finalist and actress in Smash and Scorpion, is divorcing her husband, Nick Cokas after six years of marriage. The couple became estranged about a year ago when McPhee was…
  • Nov 11

    Spending the Holidays without your Children

    Spending the Holidays without your Children
    If you are recently divorced or still in the midst of the divorce process, this holiday season will likely be the first that your children spend time away from you. Throughout the divorce process, when minor children are involved, the main…
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Indiana Injury and Family Lawyer…

Indiana Injury and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury, drug recalls, product hazards and family law. By Padove Law.

http://www.indianainjuryandfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 18

    Carr-MacArthur v. Carr - On Mental Health and Child Custody

    Carr-MacArthur v. Carr - On Mental Health and Child Custody
    Mental illness does not carry the same stigma it did even just a few decades ago. This has brought many conditions to light that may have otherwise been hidden, and allowed for better treatment plans with greater family support. However, in…
  • Nov 3

    Indiana Appeals Court Affirms Adoption Ruling

    Indiana Appeals Court Affirms Adoption Ruling
    While Indiana family law courts strive to make the adoption process and transition as seamless as possible for children and their families, inevitably, there are going to be bumps in the road. This is especially true when the adoption is in…
  • Oct 20

    Bogner v. Bogner - Indiana Appeals Court Weighs Child Support Change

    Bogner v. Bogner - Indiana Appeals Court Weighs Child Support Change
    Changes in Indiana child support payments are only going to be made in circumstances where the court has held there has been a substantial change in condition and it's in the best interest of the child or children involved. Deviation from…
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New York Divorce Report

New York Divorce Report

Covers child custody, child support, divorce, equitable distribution, marriage, spousal maintenance, and visitation. By Daniel E. Clement.

http://divorce.clementlaw.com/
  • Nov 17

    Dog Divorce Tug of Wars: Preventable By a Pup-Nup

    Dog Divorce Tug of Wars: Preventable By a Pup-Nup
    With growing frequency, couples are fighting for custody of their cats and dogs when they divorce. Like all litigated matters, a pet custody case can be expensive and contentious. Recent New York courts have ruled that pet custody divorce…
  • Nov 5

    Service by Social Networking: Can You Be Served Through Facebook?

    Service by Social Networking: Can You Be Served Through Facebook?
    The next time you check into Facebook, you may get more than a “Like” from one of your friends, you could be served with legal papers. Recently, a New York judge authorized service of legal papers through Facebook in a family law…
  • Oct 29

    A Torn Up Pre Nup Is Still Valid

    A Torn Up Pre Nup Is Still Valid
    A pre-nuptial agreement torn in pieces and thrown off the honeymoon cruise ship is enforceable so ruled a Brooklyn judge. In a rather unusual case, as detailed in the New York Post  the couple entered in a pre-nuptial agreement…
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Farzad Family Law Blawg

Farzad Family Law Blawg

Covers California divorce and family law blog, with a focus on Orange County.

http://www.farzadlaw.com/family-law-articles/
  • Nov 17

    Divorce Advice for High Networth Individual

    Divorce Advice for High Networth Individual
    Divorce advice for high networth individuals comes best from one place – an in person legal strategy session with a smart and experienced attorney who has a dedicated law practice to family law. It just so happens that’s exactly…
  • Oct 29

    How to Protect Your Child From a Narcissistic Father or Mother?

    How to Protect Your Child From a Narcissistic Father or Mother?
    How to protect your child from a narcissistic father or mother starts with understanding what drives such personality types to do what they do. We have written in the past about the subject of divorcing a narcissist for women and for…
  • Oct 10

    Lying on Income and Expense Declaration Forms – Why is it Done and How do You Prove it?

    Lying on Income and Expense Declaration Forms – Why is it Done and How do You Prove it?
    Lying on income and expense declaration forms in a divorce, child support or spousal support case is one of the dumbest things a spouse or parent can do. Those who do it and do so willfully seem to believe that they will get away with…
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NJ Family Legal Blog

NJ Family Legal Blog

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

http://njfamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
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Main Line Pennsylvania Family Law…

Main Line Pennsylvania Family Law Blog

By Bookspan Family Law Associates, LLC.

http://www.mainlinepafamilylawblog.com/
  • Nov 17

    Do We Need Lawyers If We Do Mediation?

    Do We Need Lawyers If We Do Mediation?
    Do we need lawyers if we are doing mediation? Isn't that redundant? Tihis is a question we are asked frequently. Or sometimes our office receives calls, where a party asks will the Mediator answer our legal questions? This…
  • Aug 15

    Prepare for Divorce

    Prepare for Divorce
    Like anything else in life, things usually go better when we prepare for them. Not everyone can prepare for a divorce, sometimes it just comes at us when we least expect it. But if a divorce is something you are contemplating, taking the…
  • Mar 3

    Shared Custody Presents Special Issue

    Shared Custody Presents Special Issue
    Pennsylvania Court Rules that Schools Must Provide Transportation to Homes of Both Parents When separated or divorced parents enter into a child custody arrangement, numerous issues may be addressed. The terms of a particular…
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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/
  • Nov 17

    Alimony Not Proper If Spouse Lacks the Ability to Pay

    Alimony Not Proper If Spouse Lacks the Ability to Pay
    Sometimes, courts decide to award alimony to one spouse in a divorce based on that spouse having a much smaller income than the other spouse. The 2d District Court of Appeal received a case like this and reversed the trial court's ruling…
  • Nov 10

    Dealing With Timesharing Issues in Long-Distance Situation

    Dealing With Timesharing Issues in Long-Distance Situation
    The case of Anna Krift and Daryl Obenour's child custody battle represents the potential hurdles that can sometimes arise when trial courts attempt creative compromises. The 4th District Court of Appeal recently issued a ruling throwing out a…
  • Nov 3

    Deciding Where a Divorce and Child Custody Case Should (or Can) Be Litigated

    Deciding Where a Divorce and Child Custody Case Should (or Can) Be Litigated
    A woman who took her child and fled an allegedly abusive husband was unable to successfully move her divorce and child custody case to a court in her new home in South Florida. The 1st District Court of Appeal, while openly expressing…
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