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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/
  • Jul 29

    The Right Result in California Divorce

    The Right Result in California Divorce
    Family law is such an emotional and unpredictable area of law. Because of the various personal, economical, and emotional factors that are involved in divorce cases, it is difficult to pin down the "right" path for each family. If a divorce…
  • Jul 28

    Divorce and Marriage World Record

    Divorce and Marriage World Record
    At some point during your divorce you will inevitably be feeling emotionally drained. You may feel like the only person in the world going through your type of situation or you may wonder if there is hope for you to someday remarry again.…
  • Jul 23

    Protecting Your Career During Divorce

    Protecting Your Career During Divorce
    As one would expect, going through a divorce is typically a time of emotional upheaval and chaos. You will likely be required to spend a significant amount of time preparing legal paperwork, attending court hearings, going to your attorney's…
Rank this Week: 705

NJ Family Legal Blog

NJ Family Legal Blog

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

http://njfamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 29

    LITIGANT BARRED FROM APPEARING IN DIVORCE MATTER THROUGH DESIGNATED POWER OF ATTORNEY

    LITIGANT BARRED FROM APPEARING IN DIVORCE MATTER THROUGH DESIGNATED POWER OF ATTORNEY
    A power of attorney can be a necessary, if not critical mechanism by which to accomplish certain activities in one’s life, where the person instilled with such power acts as an agent on behalf of the appointing individual.  For…
  • Jul 22

    CHANGING YOUR NAME POST DIVORCE

    CHANGING YOUR NAME POST DIVORCE
    In my opinion, most people (typically women) decide whether or not to change their name to a maiden name at the actual time of the divorce proceeding, if not sooner.  The decision is a largely personal one and in my years of…
  • Jul 22

    CHANGING YOUR NAME POST DIVORCE

    CHANGING YOUR NAME POST DIVORCE
    In my opinion, most people (typically women) decide whether or not to change their name to a maiden name at the actual time of the divorce proceeding, if not sooner.  The decision is a largely personal one and in my years of…
Rank this Week: 1429

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Jul 29

    Review of Carbone and Cahn's "Marriage Markets"

    Review of Carbone and Cahn's "Marriage Markets"
    From the New York Times: Two professors of family law, June Carbone and Naomi Cahn, have written a crisp and cogent account — rich with detail and utterly free of legalese — of America’s failure to invest in its children....
  • Jul 28

    Wedding Spending

    Wedding Spending
    From Quartz: Now that June—currently the most popular month for weddings in the US—is over, we took a breath from attending matrimony-related rehearsal dinners, cocktail hours, ceremonies, receptions, and brunches to nurse our collective…
  • Jul 27

    Graduating in Wedding Dresse

    Graduating in Wedding Dresse
    From the Wall Street Journal: BEIJING—On an overcast June day, 20 women in white gowns stood in a row on a grassy field. They had spent the morning fussing with one another's hair and makeup, and now, for the big...
Rank this Week: 524

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

Covers family law in South Carolina.

http://www.scfamilylaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 29

    Calculating Child Support in South Carolina

    Calculating Child Support in South Carolina
    One of the few constants in family law is that the Court must address child support in every case involving child custody and visitation. However, determining the correct amount to be paid is not as simple as you might think. Do you know…
  • Jul 28

    Gray Divorce and Social Security Benefit

    Gray Divorce and Social Security Benefit
    Dozens of stories have appeared in recent years about the rise in the divorce rate among those 50 and older. The frequency of “gray divorce“ has exploded in the past 10 years as Baby Boomers move into retirement and…
  • Jul 25

    Mediation in Family Court in South Carolina

    Mediation in Family Court in South Carolina
    A Family Court judge in Charleston, South Carolina recently ordered former Governor Mark Sanford and his ex-wife Jenny into mediation as part of an continuing dispute over their bitter divorce. The case emphasizes why judges sometimes insist…
Rank this Week: 4089

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

By Alan Robert Burton.

http://www.bocaratondivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    What Happens to Debt in Divorce?

    What Happens to Debt in Divorce?
    Finances are often a huge source of stress in a marriage. If two people have different spending habits and philosophies, arguments may arise on a regular basis regarding credit card balances and other debts. Unfortunately, financial…
  • Jul 24

    Is Divorce More Expensive in Florida?

    Is Divorce More Expensive in Florida?
    When you get divorced, your finances naturally take a hit. Not only does Florida law require you to equitably divide all of your hard-earned marital assets and property with your soon-to-be former spouse, but there are also many costs…
  • Jul 21

    How to Get a Marriage License in Boca Raton

    How to Get a Marriage License in Boca Raton
    When you get married, you likely want everything to be perfect. While many couples focus on every detail of the ceremony and reception, some fail to focus on the legal requirements and implications of a marriage. It is highly important to…
Rank this Week: 1448

Family Law Matters

Family Law Matters

Information and advice regarding family law issues. By Bryan Reed.

http://www.justdivorce.co.uk/blog/
  • Jul 29

    It’s women who want divorce, our study reveal

    It’s women who want divorce, our study reveal
    Our Research into Search Behaviour Justdivorce.co.uk has conducted some new research which reveals that women are much more interested in divorce compared with men. We analysed a year’s worth of website data (collected from…
  • Jun 10

    IRRECONCILABLE DIFFERENCES AND GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE

    IRRECONCILABLE DIFFERENCES AND GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE
    many people mistakenly think that irreconcilable differences are a ground for divorce in england and wales, but it isn't so. Continue reading →
  • May 19

    WHERE TO NOW FOR ONLINE DIVORCE?

    WHERE TO NOW FOR ONLINE DIVORCE?
    bryan reed reviews some recent developments in the online divorce marketplace. Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 4317

Just Families

Just Families

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

http://www.justfamilies.org/
  • Jul 28

    Weekly Round-Up: July 28th, 2014

    Weekly Round-Up: July 28th, 2014
    Child Neglect A father appealed a Suffolk County Family Court decision, which found that he had neglected his son, Laequise P.  The facts allege that while at a party, a then 8-year-old Laequise P., cursed at an adult.  In order…
  • Jul 20

    Weekly Round-Up: July 21st, 2014

    Weekly Round-Up: July 21st, 2014
    Immigration/NYC Municipal Identification Card If you can prove your identity and residency then you will be eligible for a New York City Identity Card beginning in January 2015. Mayor Bill De Blasio recently signed a bill that will allow…
  • Jul 11

    Weekly Round-Up: July 11th, 2014

    Weekly Round-Up: July 11th, 2014
    New Judgeships On June 26, 2014, Governor Cuomo signed a bill that is now in effect adding twenty-five new Family Court judgeship positions for New York. Prior to this legislation, there have not been any new positions added since 1991. …
Rank this Week: 4327

Michael A. Meschino Blog

Michael A. Meschino Blog

Covers Illinois family law.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelaw.org/blog/
  • Jul 28

    When Divorce Involves Bankruptcy

    When Divorce Involves Bankruptcy
      Marriages can fall apart for a number of reasons, but in many cases marital discord is accompanied or exacerbated by financial difficulties. In some situations, a couple may be on the verge of bankruptcy – or may have already…
  • Jul 25

    Social Media Mistakes during Divorce

    Social Media Mistakes during Divorce
    Millions of people use social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, on a regular basis. In fact, sources estimate that Facebook has nearly 850 million monthly active users, with the average Facebook user having 130 friends. Each…
  • Jul 24

    Why You Need a Prenuptial Agreement before Getting Remarried

    Why You Need a Prenuptial Agreement before Getting Remarried
    No one wants to think about the possibility of divorce before getting married, but a prenuptial agreement can be instrumental in protection your legal and financial interests – especially if you are about to enter into a second (or…
Rank this Week: 4131

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Jul 28

    Convicted Murderer Teaches Himself the Law, Obtains a New Trial and Acquittal

    Convicted Murderer Teaches Himself the Law, Obtains a New Trial and Acquittal
    Rodell Sanders is yet another victim of a corrupt criminal justice system in America. In 1993 he was a member of a gang called the Gangster Disciples in Chicago, Illinois. In December 1993 a carjacking took place resulting in a robbery and…
  • Jul 27

    Would You Hire a 101 Year-Old Lawyer?

    Would You Hire a 101 Year-Old Lawyer?
    Philadelphia lawyer, Murray Shusterman, loves the law and has no intention of retiring anytime soon, despite his pending 102nd birthday. A lawyer since 1936 he practices corporate and real estate law at blue-chip firm Fox Rothschild, a firm…
  • Jul 26

    Judge Presides Over Child Support Hearing While Conducting an Affair with Litigant

    Judge Presides Over Child Support Hearing While Conducting an Affair with Litigant
    If you were the payor father in a child support hearing and you learned that the judge presiding over your case was having an affair with your child’s mother, how angry would you be? How about if you read an email from the judge to your…
Rank this Week: 770

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Jul 28

    Ensure your Budget Supports Two Households instead of One after Divorce

    Ensure your Budget Supports Two Households instead of One after Divorce
    Today's economy has made it increasingly difficult to make the transition from supporting one household to two after a divorce. By working together and avoiding hostility at all costs, divorcing parties have the potential to come up with a…
  • Jul 25

    Finalizing a Divorce-it's Different for Everyone

    Finalizing a Divorce-it's Different for Everyone
    The finality of divorce varies for every separating couple. For some people, they become emotionally detached from their marriage before the actual legal process begins. They have already dealt with the emotions of their marriage being over,…
  • Jul 24

    Recently Divorced and Re-entering the Workforce?

    Recently Divorced and Re-entering the Workforce?
    Many married couples function around one spouse committed to a full time job, while the other stays at home and manages the house and family. After a divorce; however, the two ex-spouses may be put into a position where they both need to be…
Rank this Week: 413

New Jersey Family Law Blog

New Jersey Family Law Blog

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

http://www.newjerseyfamilylawblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Statewide Efforts to Collect Delinquent Child Support Payments Results in 760 Arrest

    Statewide Efforts to Collect Delinquent Child Support Payments Results in 760 Arrest
    Earlier this month New Jersey law enforcement officials apprehended 760 parents who were delinquent on their child support payments, collecting about $130,996 of the $14,856,998 owed in back payments. In Warren County alone, 14 people, owing…
  • Jul 14

    Scams to Steal Savings, Pensions and Even Medical Information often Target Senior Citizen

    Scams to Steal Savings, Pensions and Even Medical Information often Target Senior Citizen
    Numerous types of scams ranging in complexity from simple deceptions to elaborate Ponzi schemes are conducted every day. Unfortunately, these frequently are directed at senior citizens, perhaps the one segment of society that has the least…
  • Jun 30

    Alimony Reform Bill Wins State Assembly Approval

    Alimony Reform Bill Wins State Assembly Approval
    The New Jersey Senate today approved a bill designed to reform the State’s outdated alimony laws. The bill, which won State Assembly approval last week and would impact future divorce agreements if adopted, represents a compromise of…
Rank this Week: 2872

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

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

http://www.massachusettsdivorcelawmonitor.com/
  • Jul 28

    Domestic Violence Redux

    Domestic Violence Redux
    Hi there, I’m writing this on a rainy, thundery Monday, and the gloom feels appropriate for the subject of today’s post. Domestic violence is NOT always male to female. Female to male and same-sex violence happen and are just as…
  • Jul 10

    Cost-Benefit Analysis of Experts in the Divorce Proce

    Cost-Benefit Analysis of Experts in the Divorce Proce
    Hi there, From start to finish there is no question that divorce is expensive. Sometimes it is a juggling act; do you spend the money for  the expensive expert or do you agree on a shared one? Or do you skip an expert altogether…
  • Jul 2

    Grandparent Visitation During and After Divorce

    Grandparent Visitation During and After Divorce
    Hi there, I hope all of you are enjoying the weather this beautiful Fourth of July week. I took the week off to help care for my grandkids  – there is nothing better! I cannot imagine how tough it must be as a grandparent to find…
Rank this Week: 2130

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

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

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Real Estate Disclosures - Murder/Suicide Not a Defect

    Real Estate Disclosures - Murder/Suicide Not a Defect
     Last Monday, July 21, 2014, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court entered what should be the final opinion with respect to whether a home seller in Pennsylvania needs to disclose that a murder/suicide took place in the home.  I had posted…
  • Jul 8

    Countdown for Annual Tax Assessment Appeal Filing

    Countdown for Annual Tax Assessment Appeal Filing
    The deadline for challenging your 2014-2015 Lancaster County property assessment is August 1, 2014.  Appeals filed after August 1, 2014 won’t be heard until 2015 and won’t take effect until 2016.  And if you are relying…
  • Jun 3

    The Impact of Adoption

    The Impact of Adoption
    The other night I found myself sitting with my children watching America’s Got Talent. While America’s Got Talent is clearly a popular show, it is not one which I have seen before. That being said, my children and I became…
Rank this Week: 1406

Orange County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Orange County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Cover California divorce and family law issues. By The Law Office Of David P. Schwarz.

http://www.orangecountydivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    How do deal with the house in a Divorce

    How do deal with the house in a Divorce
    Stuck paying for a house that's no longer yours? Buying your spouse out of a property can be dicey, especially if both parties disagree with one another on the debt and equity objectives. So here are some ways to separate and pay off an…
  • Jul 25

    Divorce for Michael Vartan

    Divorce for Michael Vartan
    Michael Vartan and his wife have split after three years of marriage. Lauren Skaar filed for divorce from the 45-year-old Bates Motel actor July, citing irreconcilable differences, according to legal documents obtained by PEOPLE. They have…
  • Jul 24

    Bill to Protect Military Men in Custody Case

    Bill to Protect Military Men in Custody Case
    Michigan legislation would protect military members in child custody cases while serving overseas. The bill proposed Wednesday responds to a Lenawee County judge's decision to order a sailor to come to court despite him being aboard a U.S.…
Rank this Week: 190

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

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

http://www.thorpelawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jul 28

    Energy Future Holdings Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    Energy Future Holdings Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
    Dallas-based Energy Future Holdings, a Dallas-Based company, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after coming to a deal with its creditors. The petition was filed in Delaware. The deal calls for the company to dissolve its retail arms and…
  • Jul 14

    Mt. Gox Files for Chapter 15 Bankruptcy

    Mt. Gox Files for Chapter 15 Bankruptcy
    Mt. Gox, a well-known bitcoin exchange based in Tokyo, filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy protection in the US on June 17. The filing comes more than one week after the company filed bankruptcy in Japan. Mt. Gox’s trustee for the ……
  • Jun 30

    From Bankrupt to Owning a Home

    From Bankrupt to Owning a Home
    There aren’t many things that can turn your life upside down like filing for bankruptcy. Over a million Americans last year had to make the gut-wrenching decision to file and start all over again. Bankruptcy, if at all possible, should…
Rank this Week: 3908

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/
  • Jul 28

    Default Judgments and Divorce Proceedings in Florida

    Default Judgments and Divorce Proceedings in Florida
    Seeking to end a marriage is often emotionally difficult. It can also be logistically difficult when your spouse is located somewhere far away and does not respond to the legal documents sent to him/her. Default judgments can be useful to…
  • Jul 21

    Keys Judge Rules Florida's Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

    Keys Judge Rules Florida's Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional
    A circuit court judge in the Florida Keys recently ruled that the Florida Constitution's ban on marriages between same-sex partners violates the US Constitution's equal protection clause, the Miami Herald reported. The ruling, which the state…
  • Jul 14

    Establishing Time-Sharing and Parenting Plans for Children With Special Need

    Establishing Time-Sharing and Parenting Plans for Children With Special Need
    Crafting parenting and time-sharing plans are challenging enough under ordinary circumstances. When the child whose custody must be resolved also has special needs, the decisions become even more difficult. However, when these cases go to…
Rank this Week: 1124

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: 4344

Alabama Divorce & Family Law…

Alabama Divorce & Family Law Attorney Blog

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

http://www.birminghamdivorceblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Exploring Options for Same-Sex Divorce

    Exploring Options for Same-Sex Divorce
    Same-sex couples who are fortunate enough to live in a state where they can marry, will face significant challenges if they move to another state where marriages are not recognized. Similarly, married same-sex couples who live in a state like…
  • Jul 24

    Wedding Rings in Alabama “Sail Away” After Failed Marriage

    Wedding Rings in Alabama “Sail Away” After Failed Marriage
    Saying goodbye to a marriage may involve a host of traditions, in addition to the signing of divorce papers. In a recent gone-viral Alabama story, a family found two wedding rings tied to a balloon that landed in their backyard. After going…
  • Jul 19

    High-Assets: Hedge-Fund Billionaire Files for Divorce

    High-Assets: Hedge-Fund Billionaire Files for Divorce
    For any couple, the division of assets can be complicated, stressful and leave both parties frustrated. In high-asset cases, these couples can wind up in court for years. A recent case illustrates the potential complexities when dealing with…
Rank this Week: 2449

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
  • Jul 28

    Avoid Apple’s Legal Headaches Over Final Paycheck

    Avoid Apple’s Legal Headaches Over Final Paycheck
    In the recently certified class action against Apple for wage and hour law violations, one of the plaintiffs’ allegations is that employees who quit or were dismissed weren’t given final paychecks in a timely manner as required by…
  • Jul 25

    Should You Take on a Client Who’s Forming a Nonprofit?

    Should You Take on a Client Who’s Forming a Nonprofit?
    You get a call from a potential client who wants to set up a new nonprofit organization. Here are some questions to ask before you commit to the task. The first thing to do when asked to set up a nonprofit is to gather enough information to…
  • Jul 23

    Getting Your Fees Along the Way

    Getting Your Fees Along the Way
    Can’t wait until you win the case to get your attorney fees? Consider seeking an interim fee award based on your success along the way. Awarding interim fees (i.e., a fee award made before the case is completed) is an accepted procedure…
Rank this Week: 4069

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers New Jersey divorce and family law. By The Law Offices of Edward R. Weinstein.

http://www.newjerseydivorcelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4918

NJ Family Issues

NJ Family Issues

Focuses on New Jersey divorce and estate planning. By Paul G. Kostro.

http://www.kostrolaw.com/NJFamilyIssues
Rank this Week: 142

Family-In-Law

Family-In-Law

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

http://family-in-law.com/
  • Jul 28

    The Lawyer Awards Arms Race, or Why It’s Time for Family Law Specialists Certification

    The Lawyer Awards Arms Race, or Why It’s Time for Family Law Specialists Certification
    It’s that time of year again. This month, Thompson Reuter’s 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers list went public. But as we celebrate professional achievement (our own ... The post The Lawyer Awards Arms Race, or Why It’s Time for…
  • Jul 25

    Private School Tuition, Out-Of-State Moves, and Orders for Protections (Case Law Round-Up: 7/21/14)

    Private School Tuition, Out-Of-State Moves, and Orders for Protections (Case Law Round-Up: 7/21/14)
    This week’s Round-Up includes four unpublished cases out of the Court of Appeals, though none were compelling enough to steal the show.  (Though the court’s ... The post Private School Tuition, Out-Of-State Moves, and Orders…
  • Jul 22

    Social Media’s Effect on Marriage

    Social Media’s Effect on Marriage
    In a new study out in the journal Computers in Human Behavior, Sebastián Valenzuela, Daniel Halpern, and James E. Katz have found a correlation between marital dissatisfaction ... The post Social Media’s Effect on…
Rank this Week: 3959

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Covers developments in Tennessee family law.

http://herstontennesseefamilylaw.com/
  • Jul 28

    Medical Neglect Leads to Child Custody Change in Nashville: In re Shayla H.

    Medical Neglect Leads to Child Custody Change in Nashville: In re Shayla H.
    Facts: When Mother and Father divorced, Mother was designated the primary residential parent of Child. Seven years later, Father petitioned to change custody, alleging that Mother failed to attend to Child’s medical needs and need for…
  • Jul 25

    Photo of the Week: Common House Fly

    Photo of the Week: Common House Fly
    Information provided by K.O. Herston: Knoxville, Tennessee Divorce, Matrimonial and Family Law Attorney.Filed under: Photography Tagged: Photography
  • Jul 24

    $23,000 Child Support Arrearage Unaffected by DNA Test Disestablishing Paternity: Purdy v. Smith

    $23,000 Child Support Arrearage Unaffected by DNA Test Disestablishing Paternity: Purdy v. Smith
    Facts: Mother gave birth to Child in 2009. The following year, the State of Tennessee, acting on Mother’s behalf, filed a petition against Alleged Father to establish paternity. After finding that Alleged Father failed to…
Rank this Week: 927

Linda's Law Blog

Linda's Law Blog

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

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

    I received notice for a court date for my family law case, what should I expect?

    I received notice for a court date for my family law case, what should I expect?
    In Pennsylvania, there are many different types of court dates.  Support, custody and divorce all have separate docket numbers, and they each work a little bit differently.  They even differ from county to county within…
  • Jul 23

    Paying for college expenses in Pennsylvania

    Paying for college expenses in Pennsylvania
    Absent an agreement, Pennsylvania parents are not required by law to pay for their child’s college expenses.  This is true whether the parents are unmarried, married or divorced.  A child in Pennsylvania is, in most cases,…
  • Jul 18

    Considering the dangers of social media

    Considering the dangers of social media
    On a typical day, how many times do you use social media?  People scroll through Facebook updates while riding the train.  Others use Instagram to post pictures of their vacations, their kids, their pets and even their dinner.…
Rank this Week: 1687

Divorce: New York

Divorce: New York

By Neil Cahn, PLLC.

http://www.divorceny.com/
  • Jul 27

    New York: The Divorce Melting Pot (Part 1 of 4)

    New York: The Divorce Melting Pot (Part 1 of 4)
    Among the challenges for the matrimonial bench and bar is the need to become instantly familiar with any type of business and any family situation. Applying the ever-changing New York family law to matters routine and novel is a Herculean…
  • Jul 20

    Child Support and the New Job: Heads You Win; Tails I Lose

    Child Support and the New Job: Heads You Win; Tails I Lose
    A parent’s decision to take one step back to later take several steps forward will not prejudice the child while the plan plays out. So held the Appellate Division, Second Department, in its July 2, 2014 decision in Bustamante v.…
  • Jul 7

    Being Bound by Statements in Tax Returns and Court Paper

    Being Bound by Statements in Tax Returns and Court Paper
    “Estoppel” is the principle that precludes a person from asserting something contrary to that inconsistent with a previous statement, position or ruling. Two decisions last month bringing the principal and to focus. First,…
Rank this Week: 1032

Pennsylvania Family Law

Pennsylvania Family Law

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

http://pafamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 27

    WINDSOR DECISION AFFECTS RETIREMENT ACCOUNTS

    WINDSOR DECISION AFFECTS RETIREMENT ACCOUNTS
    Last May, Susan Foreman Jordan in our Pittsburgh office issued a very informative alert on the impact of the United States Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor on the IRS and Department of Labor recognition of same-sex…
  • Jul 21

    SUPERIOR COURT CLARIFIES WHEN CUSTODY FACTORS MUST BE EVALUATED

    SUPERIOR COURT CLARIFIES WHEN CUSTODY FACTORS MUST BE EVALUATED
    We are slowly observing some flesh of judicial precedent applied to the bones of the custody stature enacted by the General Assembly and made effective in January, 2011.  A recent and significant contribution to that came in a Superior…
  • Jul 21

    PA COURTS WILL ENFORCE OUT-OF-STATE RESTRAINING ORDERS

    PA COURTS WILL ENFORCE OUT-OF-STATE RESTRAINING ORDERS
    Like many border areas of states, living in eastern Pennsylvania commonly results in legal issues which “span the river” into New Jersey, New York, Maryland, or Delaware (for our colleagues in the central and western part of the…
Rank this Week: 988

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/
  • Jul 27

    In Memoriam: John Mills, Esteemed Colleague

    In Memoriam: John Mills, Esteemed Colleague
    John Mills, skilled family lawyer and mediator, beloved family member of our Family Law Section's member Evelyn Redmond, passed away yesterday, July 26, 2014. Richard Victor and Scott Bassett, two members of the jass band known as "The…
  • Jul 21

    Networking | Essential for the Successful Lawyer

    Networking | Essential for the Successful Lawyer
    Conferences are important and are a great place to make face-to-face contact with other lawyers who may refer work to you.
  • Jul 19

    New Revocation of Parentage Act | What New Rights are Created?

    New Revocation of Parentage Act | What New Rights are Created?
    On June 12, 2012, Public Act 159 of 2012 because effective as law in Michigan regarding the revocation of parentage by various persons given standing and under certain terms and conditions.
Rank this Week: 1069

Riverside County Family Law Blog

Riverside County Family Law Blog

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

http://www.thurmanarnold.com/Blog/Recent-Blog-Posts/RSS.xml
Rank this Week: 2104

The History of Custody Law

The History of Custody Law

Traces the development of custody law from prehistoric times to the modern day. By the Law Office of Tom James.

http://tomjameslaw.com/blog/category/history-of-custody-law-2/
  • Jul 26

    The future of custody law, Part I

    The future of custody law, Part I
    “The best interest of the child” is now the universally accepted standard for deciding the custody of children in the United States. It is also extremely vague. Some states have tried to give it more specific content by…
  • Jul 20

    “For Their Own Good”: the failed Indian boarding school program, and what we can learn from it

    “For Their Own Good”: the failed Indian boarding school program, and what we can learn from it
    The nearly universal standard in child custody cases today is “the best interests of the child.” In the United States, citizens have entrusted their government, acting through its judiciary, administrative agency personnel, and…
  • Jun 29

    Visitation rights in the 20th century

    Visitation rights in the 20th century
    The nineteenth century rule governing visitation, i.e., that courts have broad discretion to award such visitation to a parent as the court determines is in the best interests of the child, remained unchanged throughout the…
Rank this Week: 3874

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/
  • Jul 26

    Tampa Tribune: Florida Gay Marriage and Gay Divorce Case

    Tampa Tribune: Florida Gay Marriage and Gay Divorce Case
    As I wrote in a previous post, a Florida Circuit Court judge in Monroe County (in the Florida Keys) declared that Florida’s ban on same sex marriage is unconstitutional.  Though that ruling was stayed (not put into effect) pending…
  • Jul 20

    Radio Interview: Collaborative Divorce and Christian Value

    Radio Interview: Collaborative Divorce and Christian Value
    Collaborative attorney Joryn Jenkins and I recently appeared on Spirit FM 90.5′s Legally Speaking to talk about Collaborative Divorce.  Spirit FM is a Christian radio network that broadcasts out of Christ the King Church in the…
  • Jul 17

    BREAKING NEWS – Florida Judge Permits Same Sex Marriage Licenses in Florida Key

    BREAKING NEWS – Florida Judge Permits Same Sex Marriage Licenses in Florida Key
    Yet another judge has declared a ban on same sex marriages to be unconstitutional, and this one occurred right here in Florida.  The Honorable Luis M. Garcia found the law preventing the Clerk of Monroe County from issuing…
Rank this Week: 489

Divorce Field

Divorce Field

Analyzes athletes' family law issues to explain how family law works to the average consumer.

http://divorcefield.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    Orders Are Not Magic Wand

    Orders Are Not Magic Wand
    This issue has been popping up a lot lately with my clients, clinic clients and in talks with other attorneys.   So I thought I would write about it in so I can just print it off and save my vocal cords.   If you are involved…
  • Jun 9

    The Power of Two

    The Power of Two
    One night at clinic, I was chatting with a client and I realized how much in family law revolves around the number 2.   Which makes sense.   In family law, you are taking 1 family and splitting it into 2.   Fortunately, that is…
  • Feb 23

    From Whom Are You Taking Legal Advice?

    From Whom Are You Taking Legal Advice?
    Probably the most common thing I hear as a family law attorney is "My brother's cousin's best friend's nephew told me I can get [x] in my case."   X, of course, being whatever the person talking to me really wants to happen in the…
Rank this Week: 1819

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/
  • Jul 25

    What about divorce and family law cases in Queens, New York?

    What about divorce and family law cases in Queens, New York?
    This article is meant to provide some background about divorce and family law matters in the New York City borough of Queens, New York. As mentioned in prior blog entries, although the statutes are the same for everyone in New York State,…
  • Jul 20

    Does New York have the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act?

    Does New York have the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act?
    Can the New York courts excercise jurisdiction over a child custody case?  In my practice as a New York City area and Long Island Child Custody attorney, this question comes when a child moves into New York from out of state or if a…
  • Jul 13

    Why a post-nuptial, pre-nuptial, separation agreement or divorce stipulation?

    Why a post-nuptial, pre-nuptial, separation agreement or divorce stipulation?
    Separation agreements, pre-nuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements, and stipulations of settlement may largely contain the same contents, and serve a lot of the same purposes, but vary in the timing that they are made. One purpose is…
Rank this Week: 4156

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Covers divorce and family law in Illinois.

http://www.divorce-attorney-illinois.com/
  • Jul 25

    Challenges to Collecting Child Support

    Challenges to Collecting Child Support
    Illinois Law  When a couple divorces in Illinois, in most cases, the non-custodial parent will be required to pay child support to the custodial parent. The law governing child support payments in Illinois is the Illinois Marriage and…
  • Jul 16

    Guardianship in Illinoi

    Guardianship in Illinoi
    What is Guardianship? Guardianship is a court process that grants a non-parent legal custody of a child. Guardianship allows a non-parent to act in place of a parent to make decisions that will affect the welfare of a child. Guardians have to…
  • Jul 9

    States Debate over Child Custody Law

    States Debate over Child Custody Law
    Child Custody The Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act is the law that governs how child custody is determined in Illinois. When we think of the word “custody,” we sometimes view it in terms of the time spent with a…
Rank this Week: 1203

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.indianafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 25

    Michele L. Jackson to Serve on Governor's Adoption Committee

    Michele L. Jackson to Serve on Governor's Adoption Committee
    Michele L. Jackson, founding partner of Harden Jackson, LLC, and Chair of the firm's Adoption and Reproductive Law Practice Group, was appointed to the Indiana Governor's Adoption Committee on July 21, 2014. Michele, who is also the CEO and…
  • Jun 26

    Biological Dads Denied Names on Birth Certificate

    Biological Dads Denied Names on Birth Certificate
    When a gay couple in Texas was denied the ability to place their names on their newborn children's birth certificates, the news story went viral. Jason Hanna and Joe Riggs, whose twin boys were born through a gestational surrogate, are each…
  • Jun 17

    Attorney Christine Douglas - Parenting Coordinator

    Attorney Christine Douglas - Parenting Coordinator
    Harden Jackson is pleased to announce that attorney Christine Douglas has been trained as a Parenting Coordinator and is now accepting clients. Christine practices solely in the area of family law and is a Certified Family Law Specialist, as…
Rank this Week: 4787

Iowa Law Blog

Iowa Law Blog

Covers business, employment, trust & estates family, real estate, regulatory compliance and utility law. By Sullivan & Ward, PC.

http://www.iowa-lawblog.com/
  • Jul 25

    U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Pregnancy Discrimination Case

    U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Pregnancy Discrimination Case
     On July 1, 2014, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari in Young v. UPS, Inc. to decide “whether and in what circumstances, an employer that provides work accommodations to nonpregnant employees with work limitations…
  • Jul 1

    Amanda James Joins Sullivan & Ward, P.C.

    Amanda James Joins Sullivan & Ward, P.C.
    Amanda James has joined Sullivan & Ward, P.C. as an associate attorney.  Amanda graduated from Drake University Law School in 2008.  Since that time, she has focused her practice on public utility and regulatory work.  She…
  • Jun 30

    John T. Ward and Richard R. Chabot Honored

    John T. Ward and Richard R. Chabot Honored
    Sullivan & Ward, P.C.'s President and CEO, John T. Ward, was recently honored by the Iowa State Bar Association as a member of the "50 Year" class of 2014.  John graduated from Drake University Law School in 1964 and has been…
Rank this Week: 1213

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Jul 25

    How Old Does My Child Have to Be to Decide Who to Live With Permanently?

    How Old Does My Child Have to Be to Decide Who to Live With Permanently?
    Question:What age does a child have to be to be able to choose which parent he or she wants to live with permanently?Answer:While I am not licensed to practice law in your state, I can give some general guidance on this issue.Your stRead…
  • Jul 25

    Celebrating National Parents' Day in 2014

    Celebrating National Parents' Day in 2014
    Did you know that this Sunday, July 27, 2014 marks National Parents' Day? While it may not be as popular as Father's Day or Mother's Day in the United States  yet, National Parents' Day has existed now since January of 1994 and takes…
  • Jul 25

    VIDEO: Cordell & Cordell News - July 25, 2014

    VIDEO: Cordell & Cordell News - July 25, 2014
    DadsDivorce, sponsor Cordell & Cordell law firm and sister site MensDivorce.com have teamed up to present a series of news round-up videos at the end of each week.In this week's news, Cordell & Cordell announced the installation…
Rank this Week: 115

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
  • Jul 25

    The Morning of Trial

    The Morning of Trial
    The morning of the divorce trial, lawyer Fred Holmes, woke up at 5:00 am without an alarm clock. He stumbled downstairs to feed the cat and the fish. He put away the dishes from the dishwasher, fixed himself a bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios, and…
  • Jul 8

    Spurious Correlation

    Spurious Correlation
    I read today that heavy use of social media correlates well with the divorce rate.  I’m thinking is it social media that creates marital difficulty or is it people who are in unhappy marriages spend more time on social media? …
  • Jul 7

    Facebook Predicts Which Relationships Will Last

    Facebook Predicts Which Relationships Will Last
    Facebook has developed an algorithm that predicts whether your relationship will last or not. Researchers looked at 1.3 million Facebook users to determine their “dispersion”. Dispersion is the extent of overlap in two…
Rank this Week: 1556

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Jul 25

    Something for everyone

    Something for everyone
    My efforts this week on Marilyn Stowe's Family Law & Divorce Blog include:Important cases: Edgar v Edgar - A look at the case that gave its name to the 'Edgar agreement'.  Child support variations - The current rules explained,…
  • Jul 22

    Re B: Children giving evidence

    Re B: Children giving evidence
    A summary of Re B (Child Evidence) [2014] EWCA Civ 1015.Re B concerned a father's application for contact with his 5 year old son. The mother alleged that the father had been violent towards her during their relationship. Her allegations were…
  • Jul 22

    Not QUITE got the idea...

    Not QUITE got the idea...
    Research indicates that legal aid contributes to significant public savings - Family Law, 22nd July 2014
Rank this Week: 575

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/
  • Jul 24

    Spouse Seeking Legal Separation Should Pay Close Attention to Filing Date

    Spouse Seeking Legal Separation Should Pay Close Attention to Filing Date
    The California Family Code applies to parties seeking a divorce or legal separation, among other things. For quite some time now, California has been a "no-fault" state, permitting one spouse or the other to seek a divorce or separation…
  • Jul 22

    Division of Community Property in Divorce Includes Assets and Debt

    Division of Community Property in Divorce Includes Assets and Debt
    Often when people think about the division of marital property in divorce, they consider mainly the couple's accumulated assets, such as the family home, bank accounts, investments and other property. But because California is a "community…
  • Jul 17

    Celebrity Divorce Raises Question as to Unborn Child's Fate

    Celebrity Divorce Raises Question as to Unborn Child's Fate
    The most simple divorce case is not easy. Without question, there are difficult emotional and financial aspects to any dissolution of marriage. But certain cases are simply more complicated and unconventional than others, requiring the…
Rank this Week: 3535

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: 2506

DivorceSolicitor

DivorceSolicitor

Covers divorce, pre-nuptial agreements, and separation. By Lynne Bastow.

http://divorcesolicitor.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 24

    What's The Deal with Holiday Contact for the non resident parent?

    What's The Deal with Holiday Contact for the non resident parent?
    This can be an area of never ending dispute.Something that should be a pleasure turns into a battle. When parents separate some find it hard to accept that the other parent - who has different parenting values, skills and attitudes has a say…
  • Jul 4

    Is £700,000.00 legal fees value for money?

    Is £700,000.00 legal fees value for money?
    Here is a post that was lying fallow in my draft box:A Judge has expressed despair over a wealthy family that have legal fees in excess of £700,000.00 and their case is still focused on a preliminary issue as reported in The Telegraph…
  • Nov 19

    Do you believe him? Scot Young on the Rack

    Do you believe him? Scot Young on the Rack
    Britain's most acrimonious divorce continues.Scot Young is facing some tough questions.Is he bankrupt or is he a liar hiding vast wealth?Whatever he appears too clever for his own good.As reported in the The Telegraph he is facing this…
Rank this Week: 2276

Mississippi Family Lawyer Blog

Mississippi Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.mississippifamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    Gone with the Wind: Desertion and Divorce in Mississippi

    Gone with the Wind: Desertion and Divorce in Mississippi
    Marriage is a beautiful concept that many people are willing to embrace. But, unfortunately, the struggles of marriage becomes a concept that some people realize that they cannot, or will not, endure. When marriage gets tough, some spouses…
  • Jul 22

    Sipping the Syrup Too Much: Habitual Drunkenness and Divorce in Mississippi

    Sipping the Syrup Too Much: Habitual Drunkenness and Divorce in Mississippi
    Here in Mississippi, there is nothing like watching a good football game and drinking a cold beer with friends and family. Recreational drinking--and football of course--is a stapled pastime in our country. But for some, the pastime of…
  • Jul 17

    How High: Marijuana Use as Grounds for Divorce in Mississippi

    How High: Marijuana Use as Grounds for Divorce in Mississippi
    Habitual and excessive drug use--including excessive marijuana use--is one of twelve grounds for fault-based divorce in Mississippi. Under Mississippi law, "[d]ivorces from the bonds of matrimony may be decreed to the injured party for . . .…
Rank this Week: 3208

King Law Offices Blog

King Law Offices Blog

Discusses traffic matters, family law, criminal law, wills and estate planning and personal injury law as it relates to North Carolina and South Carolina.

http://kinglawoffices.com/blog/
  • Jul 24

    Grandparent Custody and Visitation Right

    Grandparent Custody and Visitation Right
    In general, a parent has a fundamental and constitutional right to raise and nurture their child.  We often get questions from grandparents who wish to obtain visitation or custody right of their grandchild or children and often do not…
  • Jul 18

    Getting Sued?

    Getting Sued?
    If you are served with papers, remember that this triggers important deadlines for the attorney that you should hire. This is the first and foremost thing. Do not wait around! The worst thing to do is ignore the papers that were served on…
  • Jul 11

    What to Do If You’ve Been Involved in an Auto Accident in North Carolina?

    What to Do If You’ve Been Involved in an Auto Accident in North Carolina?
    An auto accident can be one of the most frightening events you will encounter.  It is important to attempt to remain calm and make sure that the situation is handled in a way that ensures you receive the medical treatment that is vital…
Rank this Week: 4054

Fahnert Family Law Office

Fahnert Family Law Office

Discusses how to avoid mistakes and obtain a better outcome in your divorce. By Marie Fahnert.

http://www.justdivorceblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    Quote: Love is an ideal thing…

    Quote: Love is an ideal thing…
    Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished. —Johan Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Jul 1

    Happy with a bad judgment? It’s normal.

    Happy with a bad judgment? It’s normal.
    While this is not true of all highly contested cases, a surprising amount of people are happy after their divorce even if the outcome was not ideal. The parties accept the bad outcome and go off on their merry wee way. It turns out that this…
  • May 27

    Gays can now marry in Illinois! Who’s next?

    Gays can now marry in Illinois! Who’s next?
    Now that states are falling like dominoes for same-sex marriage, the Daily Show opines that the real question is not which state will be next to legalize gay marriage but which state will be last: It’s Mississippi v. Alabama. They send…
Rank this Week: 1312

The Oregon Divorce Blog

The Oregon Divorce Blog

Provides divorce and family law information. By Stephens Margolin P.C.

http://oregondivorceblog.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 1872