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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/
  • Apr 15

    Collaborative Process and Religious Values in Tampa Bay

    Collaborative Process and Religious Values in Tampa Bay
    A friend of mine, leading Tampa Bay collaborative attorney, and fellow member of Next Generation Divorce George Melendez recently wrote a blog post after he and I had a discussion on how collaborative family law practice can help members…
  • Apr 12

    Bay News 9 Video: Collaborative Divorce in Tampa Bay

    Bay News 9 Video: Collaborative Divorce in Tampa Bay
    I strongly believe that the traditional adversarial courtroom divorce is destructive to families, and so I am a strong proponent of the private, respectful collaborative divorce process.  I am also president of a local collaborative…
  • Apr 3

    Tampa Limited Scope Representation FAQ

    Tampa Limited Scope Representation FAQ
    What is limited scope representation? Limited scope representation (also known as unbundled legal services) is a cost-effective method of obtaining an attorney’s help on specific tasks and not paying for services you do not want or…
Rank this Week: 523

RandyWallace

RandyWallace

Blog about current issues in Mississippi law including personal injury, divorce and insurance.

http://randywallace.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 15

    I thought stuff like this only occurred in the minds of law professor

    I thought stuff like this only occurred in the minds of law professor
    From years ago in a contract or property class in law school I vaguely remember a professor describing a situation where a swimming pool was accidentally built at the wrong house.  Maybe it was supposed to be built at 101 Jones Street…
  • Apr 11

    Gone fishing

    Gone fishing
    From the 1960 Missouri Court of Appeals case of Moore v. Moore: We will agree with respondent in his definition of Stone County freedoms that a husband has a right to go fishing. And we will go further and say that this right extends to…
  • Mar 24

    Is Justice for Sale in Arkansas? —-update

    Is Justice for Sale in Arkansas? —-update
    Matt Campbell at the Blue Hog Report provides an update on Judge Mike Maggio in Arkansas.  According to Campbell, The Arkansas Supreme Court stripped Judge Maggio of his docket.  The Arkansas Business Journal has a similar story.…
Rank this Week: 2584

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/
  • Apr 15

    Cats, Dogs and No Contact Orders.

    Cats, Dogs and No Contact Orders.
     In the coming months, victims of domestic abuse may have one less deterrent from seeking out necessary help and protection. Under Senate File 2118, "pets or companion animals owned or held" by the parties to a domestic abuse protective…
  • Apr 11

    Conducting an Investigation

    Conducting an Investigation
    An employee just made a complaint of harassment or discrimination. You know you have a duty, as the employer, to investigate the employee’s complaint, but aren’t entirely sure how to conduct the investigation. Here are a few…
  • Mar 17

    How to Navigate Divorce in a Healthy Way

    How to Navigate Divorce in a Healthy Way
    Making the decision to end your marriage can be a very emotional experience.  Oftentimes, the emotions associated with ending your marriage result in anger and/or resentment toward your soon-to-be ex-spouse which in turn can make a…
Rank this Week: 1423

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/
  • Apr 15

    Protect Your Finances in Divorce

    Protect Your Finances in Divorce
    One of the top concerns for the majority of family law litigants is protecting their financial well-being during the divorce process and beyond. Typically, all divorcing parties must make changes to their lifestyle in order to stretch their…
  • Apr 14

    Spring Cleaning and Your Divorce this Tax Season

    Spring Cleaning and Your Divorce this Tax Season
    During this time of year many people get motivated to clean out their closets and clean up their finances. If you are considering pursuing a divorce this year, you will also want to consider using some of that "spring cleaning" energy to…
  • Mar 29

    How to Prepare for Divorce Mediation

    How to Prepare for Divorce Mediation
    Many couples in San Diego opt to mediate rather than litigate their divorce. Mediation can provide the parties with many advantages unavailable in litigation such as customized agreements and quick results. One of the most popular motivations…
Rank this Week: 2318

Dallas Divorce Law Blog

Dallas Divorce Law Blog

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

http://www.dallastxdivorce.com/
  • Apr 15

    April 15th Is an Important Deadline for Primary Conservator

    April 15th Is an Important Deadline for Primary Conservator
    Not only is April 15th an important deadline for every American when it comes to filing their annual taxes, in Texas April 15th is a deadline for primary conservators to designate their summer weekend possession time with the children. In a…
  • Apr 8

    After the divorce, what else do I need to take care of?

    After the divorce, what else do I need to take care of?
    I found Christie Gammill’s article in this winter’s Texas Family Law Section newsletter interesting in reminding attorneys that the divorce only ends the litigation but doesn’t end the “to-do” list for the…
  • Apr 7

    Is "Conscious Uncoupling" Really Possible?

    Is "Conscious Uncoupling" Really Possible?
    Thanks to Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin, “Conscious Uncoupling” has been front and center in the headlines. I discussed this trending phrase in my blog last week. Psychotherapist Katherine Woodward Thomas, the creator of…
Rank this Week: 4607

International Family Law

International Family Law

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

http://www.internationalfamilylawfirm.com/
  • Apr 15

    IRAQ AND INTERNATIONAL CHILD ABDUCTION

    IRAQ AND INTERNATIONAL CHILD ABDUCTION
    Jeremy D. MorleyOn March 21, 2014 Iraq acceded to the Hague Abduction Convention, with no reservations, declarations or notifications.On April 14, 2014 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Iraq issued the following…
  • Apr 11

    Court hands win, loss to Hackensack law firm, Hasbrouck Height's dad seeking girl's return from Spain

    Court hands win, loss to Hackensack law firm, Hasbrouck Height's dad seeking girl's return from Spain
    By PETER J. SAMPSONhttp://www.northjersey.com/news/court-hands-win-loss-to-hackensack-law-firm-hasbrouck-heights-dad-seeking-girl-s-return-from-spain-1.857685An appeals court has reversed a $424,000 award to the daughter of a Hasbrouck…
  • Apr 9

    Important Indian Ruling on India’s Notorious Section 498A Law

    Important Indian Ruling on India’s Notorious Section 498A Law
    Jeremy D. MorleyIn an important ruling on India’s notorious “Section 498A law” (see www.international-divorce.com/Indias-Notorious-Section-498A.htm), the Bombay High Court has ruled that a wife who made unsubstantiated…
Rank this Week: 2224

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Apr 15

    Student Loans After Divorce: Who's Responsible?

    Student Loans After Divorce: Who's Responsible?
    Marriage involves sharing everything, including debt. For many young couples, student loans are a significant debt that will follow a husband or wife into the marriage. According to the Wall Street Journal, in 2012, college students who took…
  • Apr 14

    Considering Collaborative Divorce

    Considering Collaborative Divorce
    Collaborative divorce is an easier way to settle divorce cases. If you are planning to split from your spouse, a collaborative divorce can make the process smoother while keeping your children out of the court room and keeping tension at a…
  • Apr 11

    Study Shows that Twitter May Affect your Marriage

    Study Shows that Twitter May Affect your Marriage
    According to a recent report by "Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking" says that Twitter could lead to unfavorable relationship outcomes such as cheating, breakups, or divorce. The study was conducted at the University of…
Rank this Week: 1064

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/
  • Apr 15

    Daniel v. Daniel - Military Benefits as Marital Property in Divorce

    Daniel v. Daniel - Military Benefits as Marital Property in Divorce
    Those filing for divorce in Hammond against a military spouse should be aware of the fact that unvested military benefits may be considered marital property for purposes of asset division. The issue arose way back in 1981 with the case of…
  • Apr 4

    Termination of Parental Rights in Indiana

    Termination of Parental Rights in Indiana
    The Indiana Supreme Court recently reversed and remanded decisions in two similar family law cases regarding termination of parental rights due to a technical legal error. This means both individuals in question will have the opportunity to…
  • Feb 28

    Transmutation of Non-Marital Property in Indiana Divorce

    Transmutation of Non-Marital Property in Indiana Divorce
    As a general rule, the only property in a divorce proceeding that is subject to division is marital property. The question of what exactly constitutes marital property is one that family courts continue to wrestle with on a daily basis. For…
Rank this Week: 724

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

Covers California divorce and child custody law. By Beck Law.

http://www.santarosafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    EX-SPOUSES WHO WILL NOT PAY CHILD SUPPORT

    EX-SPOUSES WHO WILL NOT PAY CHILD SUPPORT
    My ex-spouse will not pay child support. Child support is not supposed to be a voluntary commitment for divorced parents. Courts often order one parent to make payments to the ex-spouse who is primarily raising their children, for the express…
  • Apr 8

    CO-PARENTING AFTER DIVORCE OR SEPARATION

    CO-PARENTING AFTER DIVORCE OR SEPARATION
    The role of co-parenting after divorce. A divorce or separation can be extremely difficult on a couple’s children. All of a sudden, the kids go from living in a seemingly stable two-parent household to being caught in the middle of a…
  • Mar 21

    JUDGE ALLOWS CURSING TODDLER TO STAY WITH TEENAGE MOTHER

    JUDGE ALLOWS CURSING TODDLER TO STAY WITH TEENAGE MOTHER
    You may have seen the cursing toddler viral video of a two-year-old Omaha, Nebraska, toddler repeating curse words as a group of adults teach him and cheer him on. The video was released by the Omaha Police Department, ostensibly as a way of…
Rank this Week: 1976

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

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

http://www.massachusettsdivorcelawmonitor.com/
  • Apr 15

    First SJC Clarification of the New Alimony Reform Act

    First SJC Clarification of the New Alimony Reform Act
    Hi there, With the coming of spring comes a fresh interpretation of some relatively new legislature that has been closely watched by attorneys around Massachusetts. Any new law will require interpretation by the courts, going up through the…
  • Apr 2

    IP is Everywhere!

    IP is Everywhere!
    Hi there, My intellectual property lawyer colleagues tell me that “IP is everywhere,” and it has certainly come up from time-to-time in some of the divorce cases that I’ve handled.  Today I am very proud to welcome six…
  • Mar 26

    Update on the Mass. Bill Re: Divorce and Dating

    Update on the Mass. Bill Re: Divorce and Dating
    Hi there, Well, here’s the explanation for all the coverage, mine included, of that loony bill out of Wrentham, MA that would require permission from a judge for a divorcing spouse to have sex with a new partner in their home. It will…
Rank this Week: 1768

Divorce and Family Law in Tarrant…

Divorce and Family Law in Tarrant County, Texas

Discusses family law and divorce issues. By Dick Price.

http://dick-price.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    Tuesday Tips: Death and Taxe

    Tuesday Tips: Death and Taxe
    On April 15, it's easy to remember the old saying that the only things certain in life are death and taxes.Maybe it's also a good time to remember why people get married (other than the more favorable tax treatment!).  If you are…
  • Apr 8

    Tuesday Tips: Don't Threaten Divorce

    Tuesday Tips: Don't Threaten Divorce
    Just Do It! (As a famous apparel seller used to urge us.)     Once you start threatening divorce, you start to weaken the bonds of marriage.     Some people, who want to remain married, threaten to divorce…
  • Apr 1

    Tuesday Tips: No Fooling!

    Tuesday Tips: No Fooling!
    If you are facing going to court for a divorce or other Family Law matter, you need to be aware that most everything is taken seriously in the court system.Here are some things to remember that are Not Joking Matters!1.  Notice of…
Rank this Week: 2415

Alabama Criminal and Family Lawyer…

Alabama Criminal and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers family and criminal law. By Skier & Associates.

http://www.alabamacriminalandfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Basic Facts Regarding Grounds for Annulments in Alabama

    Basic Facts Regarding Grounds for Annulments in Alabama
    There are two basic ways to dissolve a marriage in Alabama: divorces and annulments. Although media coverage of divorces is widespread, particularly with regard to celebrity couples, much less coverage is granted to annulments. The effect of…
  • Apr 10

    Alabama FINALLY has an expungement law!

    Alabama FINALLY has an expungement law!
    Alabama has a new law that will allow many people who have been accused of committing a criminal offense, but had the charges dismissed, were found not guilty by a jury, or completed a program such as drug court or pretrial diversion to have…
  • Mar 21

    The Importance of Establishing Proper Jurisdiction in Family Law Case

    The Importance of Establishing Proper Jurisdiction in Family Law Case
    In domestic relations proceedings, establishing proper jurisdiction is paramount. Upon the proper establishment of the two forms of jurisdiction needed, petitioners in a family law matter will be ready to have their case heard, but the…
Rank this Week: 2591

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/
  • Apr 15

    Older Couples Have a Higher Rate of Divorce

    Older Couples Have a Higher Rate of Divorce
    New studies indicate that the social scientists who read data on marriage and divorce rates have been studying the wrong data. According to the Minnesota Population Center, it turns out that more people are splitting up these days, not…
  • Apr 8

    Are Your Unvested Retirement Benefits Community Property?

    Are Your Unvested Retirement Benefits Community Property?
    Are unvested military retirement benefits considered community property? That's the question a trial court dealt with in the divorce case of Daniel v. Daniel. In this case, Christen and Sean Daniel had married in 1995 and had three children.…
  • Apr 1

    Offsetting the High Cost of Adoption

    Offsetting the High Cost of Adoption
    Last week I discussed the unexpected political issues that nearly derailed the adoption of four children from the Ukraine (International Politics Can Affect Your Foreign Adoption). This week I'll explain how you can offset some of the…
Rank this Week: 1049

Burdick's Blog

Burdick's Blog

Discussion of common legal issues in Alabama. By Austin Burdick.

http://alabamaattorney.weebly.com/burdicks-blog.html
  • Apr 15

    Is McLendon any Better than the Tender Years Doctrine?

    Is McLendon any Better than the Tender Years Doctrine?
    The Courts have long held that a custody determination cannot be based on something arbitrary, such as the sex of the parent. Ex parte Devine, 398 So. 2d 686 (Ala. 1981). Under McLendon custody determinations are not expressly based on sex…
  • Oct 30

    Consult the Constitution...but only if you have to.

    Consult the Constitution...but only if you have to.
    Too frequently our courts allow the administration of justice to get in the way of, and prevent justice. Our laws and our rules of procedure are designed to ensure that justice is done. However, they are frequently used and applied to another…
  • Aug 2

    Is DHR helping you?

    Is DHR helping you?
    Is DHR helping you collect child support?
Rank this Week: 4126

Law Blog

Law Blog

By Foreman & Caraciolo, P.C.

http://www.theharrisburglawyers.com/law-blog/
  • Apr 15

    Commonwealth Court Scrutinizes NCAA

    Commonwealth Court Scrutinizes NCAA
    What a couple of weeks it has been for the National Collegiate Athletic Association.  Still reeling from a Labor Relations Board determination that private college football players are employees of the college and may elect to organize…
  • Apr 10

    Legal Cannabis in Pennsylvania

    Legal Cannabis in Pennsylvania
    On January 15, 2014, Senator Folmer introduced Senate bill 1182  providing for the medial use of cannabis in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  This bill provides for the lawful possession of “no more than one ounce of usable…
  • Mar 12

    Do Fathers Have Child Custody Rights Before the Birth of the Child?

    Do Fathers Have Child Custody Rights Before the Birth of the Child?
    A New Jersey Court recently tackled an issue which arises sometimes early on in custody cases.  A presumed father wanted to be present for the birth of his child.  The mother said no, and the court ruled in her favor in the first…
Rank this Week: 613

NJ Family Legal Blog

NJ Family Legal Blog

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

http://njfamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Apr 15

    SHOULD YOU LEAVE WITHOUT BUTTONING DOWN THE DEAL?

    SHOULD YOU LEAVE WITHOUT BUTTONING DOWN THE DEAL?
    During the current football free agent season, you hear the pundits frequently say that if you get a free agent that you want to sign in your building, don’t let him leave without a deal.  Why?  You don’t want them to…
  • Apr 15

    REDEFINING YOUR EXODUS: WHAT DIVORCING COUPLES CAN LEARN FROM ARRANGED MARRIAGES

    REDEFINING YOUR EXODUS: WHAT DIVORCING COUPLES CAN LEARN FROM ARRANGED MARRIAGES
    Passover begins this Monday night.  It is the commemoration of Jewish liberation from slavery in ancient Egypt. Some call it the season of freedom; many believe that, with the thawing of winter and transition into spring, it is a time to…
  • Apr 9

    KILL THE GOOSE THAT LAID THE GOLDEN EGG AT YOUR OWN PERIL!

    KILL THE GOOSE THAT LAID THE GOLDEN EGG AT YOUR OWN PERIL!
    We see it all of the time.  Your spouse cheated and more than that, spent a lot of money on that #%!@@@ (add your own derogatory word here.)  Your say that your spouse is a terrible parent, a drunk, an addict, beats you and the…
Rank this Week: 726

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

Covers family law in South Carolina.

http://www.scfamilylaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 15

    When Should You Settle Your Family Law Case?

    When Should You Settle Your Family Law Case?
    If you’re going through a Family Court case, it is sometimes hard to determine the best way to handle what can sometimes be a contentious process. Is it best to fight tooth and nail, refusing to cave until you get your way and…
  • Apr 14

    What Issues Must Be Addressed in a South Carolina Divorce?

    What Issues Must Be Addressed in a South Carolina Divorce?
    Those considering filing for divorce in South Carolina often wonder what to expect out of the process. Though many understand it can be complicated, emotional, and sometimes lengthy, some may wonder why some cases can take so long. While…
  • Apr 11

    Short Term Marriages Typically Don’t Result in Huge Payday

    Short Term Marriages Typically Don’t Result in Huge Payday
    A recent celebrity divorce case demonstrates an increasingly common truth: quick marriages, even to those with lots of money, will likely not result in a big payday. Many people have long believed that marriage to a millionaire, no matter how…
Rank this Week: 2731

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Professor Andrea B. Carrol of the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University and Professor Margaret Ryznar of Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Apr 15

    College Debt Division at Divorce

    College Debt Division at Divorce
    From the Wall Street Journal: In many states, divorce courts have the discretion to divide marital property in a holistic way. That means that if the educational debt is considered marital property, they have the option of taking into…
  • Apr 14

    Fighting Divorce

    Fighting Divorce
    From the Washington Post: For years, social conservatives have been fighting to prevent certain people from getting married. But they’re waging a parallel battle, too: Trying to keep married couples together. In cooperation with the Family…
  • Apr 12

    Taxes after Love

    Taxes after Love
    From Reuters: "Conscious uncoupling" might become all the rage now that actress Gwyneth Paltrow and musician Chris Martin have announced they are separating in a cooperative and respectful way. But there is nothing touchy feely…
Rank this Week: 518

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Apr 15

    DadsDivorce Live: Are Divorce Rates Higher Among Baby Boomers?

    DadsDivorce Live: Are Divorce Rates Higher Among Baby Boomers?
    Pepper Schwartz has written nearly 20 books, including her most recent work "The Normal Bar." Recently, she wrote an article for CNN that explores increasing divorce rates among the Baby Boomers generation.Schwartz, a sociology professor at…
  • Apr 14

    Ex-Spouse's Name on Deed to the House: What Does That Mean for Me?

    Ex-Spouse's Name on Deed to the House: What Does That Mean for Me?
    Question:I purchased property in 1987 and improved it with a two-story home and a two-story garage prior to being married in 1998. I did not put my spouse's named on the deed until 2002. My spouse left and filed for divorce in 2013.Read…
  • Apr 13

    Child Support Payments: How Much is Too Much?

    Child Support Payments: How Much is Too Much?
    By Julie GarrisonIn the State of  California, a noncustodial dad making $3,000 a month may have to pay nearly half of what he makes in court-ordered support for his three children.  In other states, the scenario is similar. The…
Rank this Week: 425

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Apr 15

    Family Lore Clinic: How can a contact order be enforced following 22 April 2014 family law changes?

    Family Lore Clinic: How can a contact order be enforced following 22 April 2014 family law changes?
    I assume that this is referring to the introduction of child arrangements orders on the 22nd of April, and their effect upon contact enforcement orders under section 11J of the Children Act. Under s.11J(2) if the court is satisfied beyond…
  • Apr 11

    Looking for a Hair Drug & Alcohol Testing Service?

    Looking for a Hair Drug & Alcohol Testing Service?
    Cellmark brings our renowned level of scientific rigour, chain of custody management and industry leading customer service to a comprehensive hair drug and alcohol testing service targeted squarely at solicitors and local authorities.Our…
  • Apr 9

    Divide and Rule

    Divide and Rule
Rank this Week: 1067

Divorce: New York

Divorce: New York

By Neil Cahn, PLLC.

http://www.divorceny.com/
  • Apr 14

    Wife Awarded $475,000/Year Rent Received by Husband for East Hampton Residence She Was To Occupy

    Wife Awarded $475,000/Year Rent Received by Husband for East Hampton Residence She Was To Occupy
    A wife has been awarded the $475,000 annual rent received by a husband who leased out the parties’ East Hampton residence. The parties’ divorce Modification Agreement provided that the wife shall have “exclusive use and…
  • Apr 14

    Unemployment, Alone, Does Not Prove Inability To Pay Child Support

    Unemployment, Alone, Does Not Prove Inability To Pay Child Support
    Unemployment, alone, is not sufficient to avoid incarceration for the willful failure to pay child support. So held the First Department when on April 8, 2014 it affirmed the determination of Bronx County Family Court Judge Sidney…
  • Mar 30

    Joint Custody: This Month’s Five Appellate Decision

    Joint Custody: This Month’s Five Appellate Decision
    Five appellate decisions this month have dealt with the propriety of joint custody awards. On March 20, 2014, the First Department upheld New York County Supreme Court Justice Lori S. Sattler‘s decision to continue the parents’…
Rank this Week: 2165

California Divorce Blawg

California Divorce Blawg

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

http://www.hardinglaw.com/blog
  • Apr 14

    Understanding the Divorce Proce

    Understanding the Divorce Proce
    No two divorces are exactly alike. Every marital breakup has unique legal, financial, and/or parenting issues, which require their own resolution strategies. However, every divorce undergoes the same general journey from initiation to…
  • Apr 2

    IAML European Chapter Meeting

    IAML European Chapter Meeting
    As a Fellow in the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers I have the rare privilege of associating with some of the world’s preeminent family law lawyers.  Case in point, I have recently returned from the IAML’s…
  • Mar 14

    Navigating the Law: The Art of the Deal

    Navigating the Law: The Art of the Deal
    Most divorces end not with a bang, but with a whimper. After months or even years of negotiating, spouses reach agreements without anyone ever setting foot in a courthouse. This article tries to help you reach this goal quickly, saving tens…
Rank this Week: 476

The Law Office of Christine M…

The Law Office of Christine M Bechtold, LLC

Covers Georgia family law.

http://bechtold-law.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 14

    Do I Need a Lawyer for Divorce?

    Do I Need a Lawyer for Divorce?
    In most cases, yes, obtaining legal services to protect yourself is a wise choice. "Even if your divorce is friendly and you've reached a mutual agreement with your spouse about custody and property, obtaining help from a professional is…
  • Apr 8

    What Happens During an Initial Consultation?

    What Happens During an Initial Consultation?
    The Law Office of Christine M Bechtold is offering free initial consultations for all new clients. "Receiving a free consultation with an attorney can be extremely helpful, if you know how to make the most of the time."…
  • Mar 26

    What is a Prenuptial Agreement?

    What is a Prenuptial Agreement?
    Prenuptial agreements are generally looked upon negatively. They are believed to be for people with exceptional amounts of money or when someone believes their marriage is likely to end in divorce - this is simply not true.A prenuptial…
Rank this Week: 3611

Houston Divorce Lawyer Blog

Houston Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers the divorce process. By Ramos Law Firm.

http://www.ramosfamilylaw.com/houstondivorceblog/
  • Apr 14

    Family Law: 9 Common Misconception

    Family Law: 9 Common Misconception
    Divorce is a traumatic process for the individuals whose marriage is ending as well as their families and children. Because the process is messy, filled with emotions and incredibly stressful, there are many misconceptions surrounding…
  • Apr 12

    Divorce Mediation: Ramos Law Firm Debunks the Myth

    Divorce Mediation: Ramos Law Firm Debunks the Myth
    Divorce is an emotionally draining process. Much of this is by nature, as it’s hard for people to avoid feeling pain while ending their marriage. Some emotional pain, however, can be avoided, and mediation is a good way to do ……
  • Apr 10

    What is Uncontested Divorce?

    What is Uncontested Divorce?
    Divorce can be one of the most stressful events in a person’s life, not only for themselves but for their children and entire family. Uncontested divorces are one way to minimize the stress of this major life event. Uncontested divorces…
Rank this Week: 3694

Family Law Source

Family Law Source

Covers business valuation and divorce litigation. By Brian C. Vertz.

http://www.familylawyerspittsburgh.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    Suspicion of Fraud Will Not Defeat Divorce Settlement Agreement

    Suspicion of Fraud Will Not Defeat Divorce Settlement Agreement
    Couples who have settled their divorce in Pennsylvania may recall that divorce settlement agreements are final and enforceable only if there has been a full and fair disclosure of marital assets. A recent decision of the Pennsylvania Superior…
  • Apr 10

    Child Custody Alienation Tactics Backfire

    Child Custody Alienation Tactics Backfire
    Parents who are facing custody disputes in Pennsylvania may be interested in understanding how child alienation tactics are viewed by judges in Pennsylvania courts. A recent decision of the Pennsylvania Superior Court (unpublished)…
  • Feb 9

    Brutally Honest Advice to a Cheating Spouse, from Your Divorce Lawyer

    Brutally Honest Advice to a Cheating Spouse, from Your Divorce Lawyer
    Getting caught cheating is one of the most expensive predicaments someone may face in their lifetime. Scorned spouses and their divorce lawyers can find ways to make infidelity a prominent feature of their case, even if it is mostly or…
Rank this Week: 4550

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Covers Virginia traffic and criminal law.

http://www.peterlouielaw.com/law-blog/
  • Apr 14

    Getting a Restricted Virginia Driver’s License After an Out of State DUI

    Getting a Restricted Virginia Driver’s License After an Out of State DUI
    If you possess a Virginia Driver’s License and ge […]The post Getting a Restricted Virginia Driver’s License After an Out of State DUI appeared first on Reckless Driving and Traffic Defense Attorney.
  • Apr 9

    Driving While Intoxicated Does Not Equal Reckless Driving

    Driving While Intoxicated Does Not Equal Reckless Driving
    I have two separate clients, both charged by police off […]The post Driving While Intoxicated Does Not Equal Reckless Driving appeared first on Reckless Driving and Traffic Defense Attorney.
  • Apr 7

    Reckless Driving in Virginia and CDL holder

    Reckless Driving in Virginia and CDL holder
    If you possess a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL […]The post Reckless Driving in Virginia and CDL holders appeared first on Reckless Driving and Traffic Defense Attorney.
Rank this Week: 3130

Orlando Divorce Blog

Orlando Divorce Blog

Covers family, divorce, or estate planning laws, cases and articles. By the Meddin Law Firm.

http://meddinlaw.com/orlando-divorce-blog/
  • Apr 14

    Florida Child Support – What you need to know

    Florida Child Support – What you need to know
    By Anna E. Meddin, Esq. www.meddinlaw.com Figuring out how to calculate child support in Florida can be a daunting task. This list may help make it easier for you to calculate a fair child support estimate: Average Monthly Net Income. Net…
  • Feb 11

    Where do I file for divorce?

    Where do I file for divorce?
    By Anna E. Meddin, Esq. www.meddinlaw.com In recent years, one question that has come up more often is, “Where do I file for divorce?” Generally either spouse can file for divorce if they are a resident of the state they currently…
  • Feb 6

    Can I get a civil divorce?

    Can I get a civil divorce?
    By Anna E. Meddin, Esq. www.meddinlaw.com Is there really such a thing as a civil divorce? Yes. It is possible but you and your spouse have to want what’s fair and reasonable and not approach the divorce like a battle. Your attorney…
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Missouri Divorce and Family Law…

Missouri Divorce and Family Law Blog

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

http://familylaw.mwortmanlaw.com/
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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/
  • Apr 14

    Divorce for Andrew Dice Clay

    Divorce for Andrew Dice Clay
    Andrew Dice Clay and his wife, Valerie, are friendly divorcees. Brooklyn-born comedian Andrew Dice Clay and his wife Valerie Silverstein recently ended their four-year marriage, but theirs isn't another messy Hollywood divorce. "The word…
  • Apr 11

    How to Protect Assets During Divorce

    How to Protect Assets During Divorce
    Divorce is costly. It can take a lot from you emotionally and, of course, financially. We can't offer advice on how to protect your heart, but there are some steps you should take to protect your finances. Separate Yourself Even if you…
  • Apr 9

    Child Custody Case: Mothers Rights Remain intact

    Child Custody Case: Mothers Rights Remain intact
    In a Nebraska court case, Nicole and Sandra were removed from their family home in 2011 due to its unsanitary condition. The children were later adjudicated and moved to a foster placement. The Department of Health and Human Services' case…
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Defero Law

Defero Law

Community of UK legal bloggers.

http://www.deferolaw.com/profiles/blog/list
  • Apr 14

    Office of Fair Trading Closes – What Next for Businesses?

    Office of Fair Trading Closes – What Next for Businesses?
    On 31 March 2014 the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) closed its doors. This is part of the Government’s reform of the arrangements for competition, consumer protection and consumer credit regulation.The OFT’s work and…
  • Apr 14

    What's the Difference between Proactive ‘Management Style’ and Bullying?

    What's the Difference between Proactive ‘Management Style’ and Bullying?
    Sickness absences cost British industry almost £29 billion, according to research last year by PricewaterhouseCoopers. But how much of this sickness is caused by stress resulting from aggressive management? What might be seen by one…
  • Apr 11

    Family Fear Hospital Has Not Learnt Lessons from Daughter’s Death

    Family Fear Hospital Has Not Learnt Lessons from Daughter’s Death
    A couple fear hospital bosses have failed to learn lessons from the death of their newborn baby. Karen, 37, and Sion Legg, 30, spoke of their devastation at losing their first child Alyssa Rose, aged just seven days, after serious failings in…
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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/
  • Apr 14

    Florida Appeals Court Nixes Father's Relocation of Children to New Jersey

    Florida Appeals Court Nixes Father's Relocation of Children to New Jersey
    A father's desired move with his two sons from Florida to New Jersey fell flat because, although he persuaded a trial court judge to OK the relocation, the trial court order failed to make findings that the move benefited the children. The…
  • Apr 7

    Appeals Court Rejects Magistrate's Use of Personal Experiences and Tax Guide to Modify Husband's Child Support Obligation

    Appeals Court Rejects Magistrate's Use of Personal Experiences and Tax Guide to Modify Husband's Child Support Obligation
    A magistrate judge modified a husband's child support obligation, in part, due to the magistrate's own opinions about the wife's true income as a nail salon worker, in addition to relying on outside sources like an IRS tax guide. Because…
  • Mar 26

    Wife's Child Support Motion Unraveled by Late Filing

    Wife's Child Support Motion Unraveled by Late Filing
    A husband succeeded used a procedural basis to persaude the 4th District Court of Appeal that it should revive a reduction of his child support. The appeals court concluded that the husband was correct that the man's ex-wife's trial court…
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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
  • Apr 14

    Are Parents Required to Pay for College?

    Are Parents Required to Pay for College?
    The following is a guest blog post by Maggie LaBranch, a solo practitioner located in San Jose, California. Her passion in law shines in making personal connections and building relationships in her family law and trusts and estates…
  • Apr 11

    Mini Opening for Voir Dire

    Mini Opening for Voir Dire
    As they say, never miss a chance to make a good first impression. If the judge permits it, take the opportunity to address prospective jurors before the oral questioning phase of the voir dire has begun. There are many advantages to the…
  • Apr 9

    Employee Poaching

    Employee Poaching
    Poaching employees from a rival company has risks. So does agreeing with your rivals not to poach employees from each other. Potential poachers beware… There some serious risks involved with poaching employees from another company. The…
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Upstate New York Family Lawyer…

Upstate New York Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.upstatenewyorkfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    #574 Third Department Caselaw Round-Up for April 11, 2013

    #574 Third Department Caselaw Round-Up for April 11, 2013
    It's sex offender time once again. Which means it's time once again to pretend to engage in due process.
  • Apr 13

    #573 Third Department Caselaw Round-Up for April 11, 2013

    #573 Third Department Caselaw Round-Up for April 11, 2013
    Get ready for another really sick one. And it gives the phrase "snuggle time" a horrible new meaning.
  • Apr 12

    #572 Five Berobed Monkeys Flinging Poo

    #572 Five Berobed Monkeys Flinging Poo
    Oh, dear, oh, dear What can we do? Five berobed monkeys flinging poo I came to the court But wound up in the zoo Five berobed monkeys flinging poo "All time is money Now all votes are, too" Five berobed monkeys flinging poo "Your blood is…
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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/
  • Apr 14

    Moving Beyond Marriage Equality: What Makes a Family

    Moving Beyond Marriage Equality: What Makes a Family
    Taken together, both the Windsor and Loving decisions stand for the proposition that, without some overriding legitimate interest, the state cannot use its domestic relations authority to legislate families out of existence. DeBoer v. Snyder,…
  • Apr 11

    Case Law Round-Up: Attorney’s Fees, Income Averaging, and Business Valuation

    Case Law Round-Up: Attorney’s Fees, Income Averaging, and Business Valuation
    Three unpublished cases in today’s Round-Up, and my theme for the week is apparently attorney’s fees. (See the above attorney on his out-sized pile of currency.) In re the Matter of Smith vs. Opstad, A13-0481 (April 7,…
  • Apr 3

    Case Law Round-Up (3/31/14): Social Security & Child Support, Guardians & Custody Modification

    Case Law Round-Up (3/31/14): Social Security & Child Support, Guardians & Custody Modification
    After a few weeks without any new cases from the appellate courts, there are two unpublished decisions this week, both of which are worth the read. In re the Matter of Dakota County et al. v. Gillespie, A13-1240 (March 31, 2014). A case that…
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Law Office of Martin Murphy Blog

Law Office of Martin Murphy Blog

Covers mediation, collaborative law and family law in Massachusetts.

http://www.massachusettsfamilylawfirm.com/blog
  • Apr 14

    Massachusetts Divorce Bill Gets Personal

    Massachusetts Divorce Bill Gets Personal
    A Massachusetts lawmaker recently proposed a bill that dives deep into the personal lives of divorcing couples. Republican State Senator Richard Ross proposed bill S787, which mandates that divorcing couples, who have a child or children,…
  • Apr 7

    Preparing Your Finances for a Collaborative Divorce

    Preparing Your Finances for a Collaborative Divorce
    A recent report by ABC News discusses the economics of divorce. The end of a marriage can prove financially and emotionally devastating for both parties, especially when the spouses are communicating with one another in a negative and…
  • Mar 31

    Paltrow’s “Conscious Uncoupling” May Benefit Children of Divorce

    Paltrow’s “Conscious Uncoupling” May Benefit Children of Divorce
    Earlier this week, actress Gwyneth Paltrow announced that she and musician husband, Chris Martin, are separating after ten years of marriage. While the tabloids excitedly reported about the break up announcement, her words to describe the…
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Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Covers developments in Tennessee family law.

http://herstontennesseefamilylaw.com/
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Arnold & Wadsworth Blog

Arnold & Wadsworth Blog

Covers bankruptcy, family law, divorce, DUI, criminal defense and general litigation.

http://arnoldwadsworth.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    Pros and Cons of Involving a Lawyer in Your Divorce

    Pros and Cons of Involving a Lawyer in Your Divorce
    Divorce is often a stressful and unhappy experience for both the partners and other members of the family. If not handled properly, financial, legal and emotional consequences of the process can impact the rest of your life. You and your…
  • Mar 15

    Utah Supreme Court Update, Baird v. Baird, March 7, 2014

    Utah Supreme Court Update, Baird v. Baird, March 7, 2014
    INTRODUCTION ​The Utah Supreme Court decided Baird v. Baird on March 7, 2014. In this case, the Court clarified the approach to determining whether a party has suffered “emotional distress” for purposes of obtaining a…
  • Jan 30

    Alimony Case Law Update 01/30/2014, Kidd v. Kidd and Allen v. Allen

    Alimony Case Law Update 01/30/2014, Kidd v. Kidd and Allen v. Allen
    UPDATED January 30, 2014. Alimony Case Law Update 01/30/2014, Kidd v. Kidd and Allen v. Allen Kidd v. Kidd, 2014 Utah App 26 Below is a synopsis of the recent Utah Appellate Court ruling in Kidd v. Kidd.  Although, at a glance the…
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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/
  • Apr 13

    Statutory “best interest” factor

    Statutory “best interest” factor
    The Uniform Marriage and Divorce Act With the demise of marital fault and moral character as guiding principles for custody decision-making, and with questions being raised about the validity and constitutionality of the maternal preference,…
  • Apr 9

    The Primary Caretaker Standard

    The Primary Caretaker Standard
    At the beginning of the twentieth century, the division of labor in America was very starkly defined along gender lines: men worked outside the home; women stayed at home and raised children. Only 6% of married women worked outside the home…
  • Mar 30

    The Rights of Unwed Father

    The Rights of Unwed Father
    As we have seen, the common law treated women, but not men, as having natural rights to the custody of their children. At common law, a man could acquire a legal right to custody of his child only by marrying the mother. By the beginning of…
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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/
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Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Apr 12

    Divorcee Bites the Hand that Feeds Her

    Divorcee Bites the Hand that Feeds Her
    We all know that it is unwise to “bite the hand that feeds you”. What that means in divorce litigation is that it would be foolish to tip off Revenue Canada or the IRS that your spouse is cheating them, at least until you have…
  • Apr 11

    Wife/Mother Uses 357 Magnum to Settle Score

    Wife/Mother Uses 357 Magnum to Settle Score
    Linda Cooney is a woman with a 357 caliber Magnum revolver and a penchant for shooting it. To date she has shot and killed her husband, James Cooney, an event that occurred 23 years ago, and most recently in 2011, her son, Kevin Cooney, who…
  • Apr 6

    Victim’s Voices to be Heard in Canadian Court

    Victim’s Voices to be Heard in Canadian Court
    Cretins, crooks, and convicts beware… the days of focusing on your hurts, habits and hang-ups will soon be superseded by a new Bill of Rights for victims, courtesy of Bill C-32, the Conservative government’s fulfillment of its…
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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/
  • Apr 12

    Weekly Round-Up: April 11th, 2014

    Weekly Round-Up: April 11th, 2014
    Education The Chancellor of the Department of Education has proposed a new regulation that will shift the guidelines for promoting 3rd through 8th grade students based on test scores to a more individual, performance based assessment.…
  • Apr 4

    Weekly Round-Up: April 4th, 2014

    Weekly Round-Up: April 4th, 2014
    Immigration New York Law School’s Safe Passage Project initiative, which assists immigrant children who are facing possible deportation with their immigration matters, was recently featured by NY Daily News. The article follows Ian, a 3…
  • Apr 4

    Abbey Center Capstone Projects: Student Contributions to Family Law Practice

    Abbey Center Capstone Projects: Student Contributions to Family Law Practice
    by: Susan Imam On April 2nd, 2014 New York Law School held its sixth annual Faculty/Student Presentation Day. Among those presenting were four Abbey Center Associates who discussed their Capstone projects. Capstones are independent…
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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/
  • Apr 12

    Step-Parents and Abuse: A Child Returns Home After Year of Neglect

    Step-Parents and Abuse: A Child Returns Home After Year of Neglect
    One of the most troubling aspects of divorce is knowing that your children will be out of your care. Even if you trust your former spouse, you may not trust a new partner, step-parent or other caretaker you don’t have the opportunity to…
  • Apr 9

    “Conscious Uncoupling”—Not Just for Gwyneth

    “Conscious Uncoupling”—Not Just for Gwyneth
    As news of Gwyneth Paltow’s divorce hit the internet—so has the phrase “conscious uncoupling” to describe her separation. While the expression may sound too good to be true when headed towards divorce, there are ways…
  • Apr 6

    Study: Divorce is on the Rise

    Study: Divorce is on the Rise
    Most sources put the divorce rate at around 50%, adjusting for age and other demographics. A new study published by the Minnesota Population Center and featured in Time Magazine, shows that the divorce rate may be higher than initially…
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Family Law Matters Blog

Family Law Matters Blog

Covers New York family law. By Deborah Hope Wayne.

http://www.familylawmatters-blog.com/
  • Apr 11

    Re-entering the Workforce - Where do I go from here?

    Re-entering the Workforce - Where do I go from here?
    Many people reinvent themselves in one way or another during and after the divorce process. For some, a move to a different place is in order, for others even a simple revamping of their wardrobe or new look helps as a new beginning. However,…
  • Feb 14

    National Divorce Month May Be Over, But What's Next?

    National Divorce Month May Be Over, But What's Next?
    A simple Internet search of "National Divorce Month" will result in a stack of articles discussing how lawyers encounter a heavy volume of calls right after the holidays, giving January the unfortunate moniker of 'National Divorce Month.'…
  • Jan 17

    Divorce: How Did We Get Here?

    Divorce: How Did We Get Here?
    There are many different opinions on divorce and its prevalence in our modern society. However, when looking through history or even talking with people of different generations, it is clear that divorce has evolved over the years. It got me…
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My Arizona Divorce Lawyer

My Arizona Divorce Lawyer

Provides analysis and commentary on family law matters in Arizona. By Gregg R. Woodnick, PLLC.

http://woodnicklaw.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 11

    Do Grandparents Have Rights When it Comes to their Grandchildren?

    Do Grandparents Have Rights When it Comes to their Grandchildren?
    We have all had family fights. Disagreed with our parents or rebelled when we were teens and thought we knew everything, but what happens when that fight leaves the family in pieces? When adults have disagreements, they are often caught…
  • Mar 27

    Munchausen by Proxy?

    Munchausen by Proxy?
    It’s a tragic story. Garnett Spears, a 5-year-old boy, was given deadly amounts of sodium through his feeding bag, allegedly by his mother. After beginning treatment, hospital tests revealed unusually high amounts of sodium in the…
  • Mar 27

    Can Refusing Your Kid McDonald’s Make You Unfit to Parent?

    Can Refusing Your Kid McDonald’s Make You Unfit to Parent?
    Attorney David Schorr was accused of being an unfit parent by a psychologist in New York because he refused his 4-year-old child McDonald’s. The New York father currently has visitation time with his son every Tuesday. Mr. Schorr asked…
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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/
  • Apr 11

    What does it take for my case to be an uncontested divorce in New York?

    What does it take for my case to be an uncontested divorce in New York?
    An uncontested divorce means that every possible issue necessary to settle the divorce is agreed upon.  There are different processes available to settle all the issues.  Kitchen table discussions between couples is always…
  • Apr 4

    What can I ask a New York Divorce Court to order while the divorce is ongoing?

    What can I ask a New York Divorce Court to order while the divorce is ongoing?
    Pendente lite motions are requests made by a party to litigated divorce cases to ask the Court to grant certain relief while the case is ongoing.  Pendente lite is latin for “while the action is pending.”  Pendente lite…
  • Mar 28

    Should I do divorce mediation or collaborative law for my divorce?

    Should I do divorce mediation or collaborative law for my divorce?
    If your spouse refuses to go to divorce mediation or collaborative law, then the question is already answered since mediation and collaborative law are both voluntary processes.  You still can get a divorce, but the process will be under…
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