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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/
  • Mar 30

    Family | Advocacy for a Truce in the War What is "a Family?

    Family | Advocacy for a Truce in the War What is "a Family?
    Times have changed so much. Why are we so concerned about same-sex marriage when studies would show that the number of babies born to unmarried mothers is at an all-time high? [The percentage of out-of-wedlock births rose from 18.4 percent in…
  • Mar 27

    Cyber-bullying | Monica Lewinsky Speaks Out

    Cyber-bullying | Monica Lewinsky Speaks Out
    "Public shaming as a blood sport has to stop," says Monica Lewinsky. In 1998, she said, “I was Patient Zero of losing a personal reputation on a global scale almost instantaneously.” Today, the kind of online public shaming she…
  • Mar 24

    Michigan Adopts Uniform Child Abduction Prevention Act

    Michigan Adopts Uniform Child Abduction Prevention Act
    Michigan's Legislature has enacted the Uniform Child Abduction Prevention Act (UCAPA), MCL 722.1521 et seq. The Act, which became effective on January 12, 2015, provides family courts with the authority to take measures to prevent child…
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New Jersey Family Law

New Jersey Family Law

Features case law, legislative enactments and news about New Jersey divorce and matrimonial developments. By Charles C. Abut.

http://www.njdivorceblog.typepad.com/
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New Jersey Family Law

New Jersey Family Law

Covers divorce, mediation, arbitration and litigation. By Charles C. Abut.

http://njdivorceblog.typepad.com/new_jersey_divorce_law_me/
Rank this Week: 169

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
  • Mar 30

    Post-Dispute Adoption of Arbitration Bylaw Fail

    Post-Dispute Adoption of Arbitration Bylaw Fail
    The following is a guest blog post by Richard G. Burt. Mr. Burt provides legal services to new and established businesses, including forming business entities, negotiating and drafting agreements, and advising clients on business law issues.…
  • Mar 25

    To Tweet or Not to Tweet?

    To Tweet or Not to Tweet?
    As more attorneys are dipping their toes into the social media waters to network through LinkedIn and reach potential clients through Facebook, many are wondering whether they should also be using Twitter. There are definitely benefits…
  • Mar 23

    Profile in Practice: Agnieszka Adam

    Profile in Practice: Agnieszka Adam
    As part of CEB’s commitment to bringing together California’s legal community, here’s a short interview with one of your fellow attorneys, Agnieszka Adams: CEB: What is your practice area and how did you choose it?…
Rank this Week: 3518

Maryland Divorce Lawyer Blog

Maryland Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law with a focus on divorce on Maryland. By Anthony A. Fatemi, LLC.

http://www.marylanddivorcelawyer-blog.com/
  • Mar 30

    Maryland Senator Sponsors Bill To Amend Divorce Law

    Maryland Senator Sponsors Bill To Amend Divorce Law
    A common complaint among couples going through a divorce proceeding is the length of time it often takes to resolve and obtain a judgment of absolute divorce. One of the most common causes of a drawn-out process is inherent in the nature of a…
  • Mar 16

    Maryland Legislators Introduce Bill Addressing “de facto” Parental Statu

    Maryland Legislators Introduce Bill Addressing “de facto” Parental Statu
    Many family law cases, such as a divorce or separation proceeding, involve child custody and visitation issues. When the divorcing spouses are the biological or adoptive parents of the children involved, Maryland law provides ample…
  • Mar 2

    Maryland Court Addresses Immigration Status of Child in Divorce and Custody Proceeding

    Maryland Court Addresses Immigration Status of Child in Divorce and Custody Proceeding
    When a married couple decides to go forward with a divorce, there will undoubtedly be many tough issues to address and resolve before the proceeding is over. Many spouses often choose to put off filing for a divorce, due to the emotional and…
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Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Covers developments in Tennessee family law.

http://herstontennesseefamilylaw.com/
  • Mar 30

    Child’s Preference Entitled to Great Weight in Williamson Co., TN Child Custody Change: Robinson v. Robinson

    Child’s Preference Entitled to Great Weight in Williamson Co., TN Child Custody Change: Robinson v. Robinson
    Facts: Mother and Father, the parents of Son, were divorced in 2001. After the divorce, Father moved to Memphis. The parenting plan provided Son would reside with Mother in Fairview, Tennessee during the school year and with Father in Memphis…
  • Mar 27

    Photo of the Week: Zoey Belle

    Photo of the Week: Zoey Belle
    Information provided by K.O. Herston: Knoxville, Tennessee Divorce, Matrimonial and Family Law Attorney.Filed under: Photography Tagged: Dog, Photography
  • Mar 25

    Grandparent Visitation Reversed in Columbia, TN: Manning v. Manning

    Grandparent Visitation Reversed in Columbia, TN: Manning v. Manning
    Facts: Mother and Father are the divorced parents of Child. Father was convicted of stalking mother and has no visitation with Child. Father has been in and out of jail throughout Child’s life. Mother and Child resided with…
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Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Mar 30

    Young v. United States Parcel Service

    Young v. United States Parcel Service
    Professors Naomi Cahn & June Carbone, on the GWU Law Review blog: At the core of the Court’s decision in Young v. United Parcel Service is a fundamental question of feminist jurisprudence: should women be treated the same as men,...
  • Mar 28

    Fund Manager's Divorce

    Fund Manager's Divorce
    From CNN Money: A fund's alpha -- the measure of how much it beats the market -- falls by an annualized 8.5% around the time of a manager's marriage, according to a study released this month by University of Florida...
  • Mar 27

    Alimony

    Alimony
    From WTVR.com: She was 23 years into her marriage when her husband swung a hammer at her head – and missed. He later was convicted of a felony, and they divorced. But what happened next was almost as shocking as...
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Linda's Law Blog

Linda's Law Blog

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

http://lindakernslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 29

    Filing your taxe

    Filing your taxe
    Benjamin Franklin once said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”  In this season of filing taxes, it is important to remember that filing your taxes is a sometimes unpleasant but…
  • Mar 25

    Will I be successful on an appeal of a custody order?

    Will I be successful on an appeal of a custody order?
    In most cases, when a custody order is issued by a trial court and then appealed by a party, the standard of review at the appellate court is an abuse of discretion.  This means that in order for the appellate court to overturn the trial…
  • Mar 22

    What is arbitration?

    What is arbitration?
    When a married couple decides to divorce, there are a few different routes that the parties can take to resolve economic issues.  They can reach an agreement and sign a settlement, perhaps on their own, through their attorneys or with…
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Divorce: New York

Divorce: New York

By Neil Cahn, PLLC.

http://www.divorceny.com/
  • Mar 29

    Parental Alienation Sole Stated Basis For Change In Custody

    Parental Alienation Sole Stated Basis For Change In Custody
    The mother’s alienation of the children from the father was the sole basis stated by the Second Department while upholding a change of custody to the father. In its March 25, 2015 decision in Halioris v. Halioris, the court affirmed an…
  • Mar 22

    Marital Agreements: Balancing The Literal With The Absurd

    Marital Agreements: Balancing The Literal With The Absurd
    At the point the literal construction of a contract leads to an absurd result, the actual words should yield to logic and the mutual understanding of the parties. The First Department held otherwise in its March 19, 2015 decision in…
  • Mar 15

    Increasing Child Support On Appeal: Awards On Income Over The Cap

    Increasing Child Support On Appeal: Awards On Income Over The Cap
    The Third Department gave us insight into its analysis of child support awards in two recent decisions in which it increased those awards. What to do when the parents’ combined income exceeds the Child Support Standards Act (C.S.S.A.)…
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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
  • Mar 29

    Notables Who Failed the Bar Exam

    Notables Who Failed the Bar Exam
    From time to time I meet with young men and women who dream of becoming a lawyer and seek encouragement or advice on their journey to the bar. I believe the legal profession, although often maligned, is a noble calling, and to those lawyers…
  • Mar 26

    There’s a Sucker Born Every Minute

    There’s a Sucker Born Every Minute
    PT Barnum of circus fame is credited with saying “There’s a sucker born every minute”, and that’s just what hucksters and fraud artists count on. Here’s the email I received today… “I hope you get…
  • Mar 23

    Internet Trolls: Be Careful Who You Diss Online…

    Internet Trolls: Be Careful Who You Diss Online…
    Colorado Springs attorney Timothy Bussey was incensed when he read a comment on his Google Map page declaring him a “scumbag” and accusing him of paying for positive internet reviews of his legal skills. The anonymous source,…
Rank this Week: 570

New York Personal Injury Lawyer…

New York Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newyorkinjurylawyer247blog.com/
  • Mar 29

    Plaintiffs oppose the instant motion...cont

    Plaintiffs oppose the instant motion...cont
    NY Insurance Law §5104(a). NY Insurance Law §5102(d), defines serious injury as: A personal injury which results in death; dismemberment; significant disfigurement, a fracture, loss of fetus, permanent loss of use of a body organ,…
  • Mar 28

    Plaintiffs oppose the instant motion..cont

    Plaintiffs oppose the instant motion..cont
    The proponent of a motion for summary judgment carries the initial burden of tendering sufficient admissible evidence to demonstrate the absence of a material issue of fact as a matter of law. There is no requirement that the proof for said…
  • Mar 27

    Plaintiffs oppose the instant motion

    Plaintiffs oppose the instant motion
    A Bronx Estate Litigation Lawyer said that, defendant moves seeking an Order granting him summary judgment over and against plaintiffs. Defendant avers that to the extent that plaintiffs did not sustain serious injuries, as defined by the…
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Harris Firm Blog

Harris Firm Blog

Covers local and national events mainly in the areas of products liability, injury law, bankruptcy, divorce and family law, and some environmental law.

http://www.theharrisfirmllc.com/harrisfirmblog/
  • Mar 29

    Answer in Divorce

    Answer in Divorce
    What is the Answer in a Divorce? A divorce is a civil lawsuit filed by one spouse against the other, with the filing spouse requesting certain things from the court. The spouse that files the divorce is called the Plaintiff, and they initiate…
  • Mar 8

    Paternity in Divorce

    Paternity in Divorce
    Paternity in Divorce Sometimes a couple may become separated for years and not file for divorce, existing in separate households, even forming new relationships. If a child is born during such a separation, it is still considered a child of…
  • Feb 26

    Rule Nisi Petition

    Rule Nisi Petition
    Contempt and Rule Nisi Petitions If you and your spouse did not reach an agreement in your divorce, and a judge decided your contested issues for you at trial, then the divorce decree should state the judge’s decision concerning such…
Rank this Week: 1951

Puryear Law Blog

Puryear Law Blog

Covers criminal defense, family law, divorce, juvenile law, business law, discrimination, personal injury, and related matters in the states of Illinois and Iowa.

http://www.puryearlaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 29

    In the News: Puryear Law Supports Safe and Lawful Gun Ownership

    In the News: Puryear Law Supports Safe and Lawful Gun Ownership
    Since the year 2011, Puryear Law has offered employees a $50/month bonus if they choose to take the training to obtain their permit to carry, lawfully obtain that permit, and lawfully and safely carry at the firm’s office.…
  • Mar 16

    Dealing with DHS (in Iowa) and DCFS (in Illinois)

    Dealing with DHS (in Iowa) and DCFS (in Illinois)
    Each state has its own child protective services agency.  In Illinois, that agency is called the Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS).  In Iowa, it goes by the name Department of Human Services (DHS).  A person who…
  • Mar 16

    Dealing with DHS (in Iowa) and DCFS (in Illinois)

    Dealing with DHS (in Iowa) and DCFS (in Illinois)
    Each state has its own child protective services agency.  In Illinois, that agency is called the Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS).  In Iowa, it goes by the name Department of Human Services (DHS).  A person who…
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DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Kollias & Giese.

http://www.dupagecountydivorcelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3309

Merkle | Trublood | Adam Blog

Merkle | Trublood | Adam Blog

Covers Florida family and criminal law.

http://jacksonvillecriminalandfamilylawyers.com/blog/
  • Mar 29

    Equitable Distribution in Florida Doesn’t Always Mean Equal

    Equitable Distribution in Florida Doesn’t Always Mean Equal
    When a couple seeks a divorce, or “dissolution in marriage” as its legally termed in Florida, there are two issues that can get contentious: money and children. Each issue has a host of sub-issues. Today, we’ll focus on one…
  • Mar 23

    FAQ: Where Should I file for Divorce?

    FAQ: Where Should I file for Divorce?
    Florida has a reputation for attracting retirees from across the country and it certainly has its share of snow birds and over 55 residents, but there’s another demographic that’s attracted to Florida’s warm weather and…
  • Mar 16

    American Bar Association Votes on Stand Your Ground Law

    American Bar Association Votes on Stand Your Ground Law
    The House of Delegates, the legislative and administrative arm of the American Bar Association (ABA), a professional association of over 400,000 attorneys, voted this week to adopt a resolution that opposes controversial stand your ground…
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Dallas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Dallas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Texas family law issues. By Guest & Gray.

http://www.dallasdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 29

    What is Discovery? Discovery Explained

    What is Discovery? Discovery Explained
    Discovery Explained In a nutshell, discovery is a procedure in which information is exchanged between two parties. This is a general description to be used for civil cases only (as opposed to criminal cases). The term “discovery”…
  • Mar 29

    What is Discovery? Responding to Discovery

    What is Discovery? Responding to Discovery
    How to answer discovery in Texas.
  • Mar 17

    Discovery Control Plans in Divorce Case

    Discovery Control Plans in Divorce Case
    What is a Discovery Control Plan? By David HagEstad Three levels of “Discovery Plans” are found under Texas Rules of Civil Procedure Rules 190.2-190.4. Each section has its own requirements for who falls under what level and how…
Rank this Week: 4750

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Mar 29

    Modifying Support With An Out-Of-Court Agreement

    Modifying Support With An Out-Of-Court Agreement
    Question: Recently, I received a divorce decree stating I am required to pay child support even though my ex-wife makes substantially more than me and we share custody of our children. She has signed and notarized a document stating she does…
  • Mar 28

    Is Student Loan Money Considered A Marital Asset?

    Is Student Loan Money Considered A Marital Asset?
    Question: My wife and I are divorcing and she is coming after me for everything she can get. She had a temporary order entered so she has custody of our children the majority of the time. She is also trying to get as much money from me as…
  • Mar 27

    Combating Threats Of Back Child Support

    Combating Threats Of Back Child Support
    Question: My wife and I have been separated since 2005 and I have always paid court-ordered child support. Since I started making a decent paycheck, my wife had decided to file for divorce. She is threatening me with back child support even…
Rank this Week: 109

New York Family Law Blog

New York Family Law Blog

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

http://www.newyorkfamilylawblog.com/
  • Mar 28

    Plaintiff Seeks Reimbursement for Cost of Tuition for Foster Child

    Plaintiff Seeks Reimbursement for Cost of Tuition for Foster Child
    A New York Family Lawyer said that, plaintiff seeks reimbursement for the cost of tuition for a foster child, pursuant to Education Law section 3202(5)(a) which provides for the distribution of the cost of educating indigent children among…
  • Mar 27

    Court Discusses Reasonable Doubt Regarding Evidence

    Court Discusses Reasonable Doubt Regarding Evidence
    A New York Family Lawyer said the defendant, Ms. G, a landlord and owner, is charged with various violations of the Incorporated Village of Westbury Building Code at 463 Franklin Street, Westbury, New York on January 31, 2007. The Facts...
  • Mar 25

    Court Decides Custody in Light of Sexual Abuse Allegation

    Court Decides Custody in Light of Sexual Abuse Allegation
    A New York Family Lawyer said following an 11-day hearing, Family Court, by order entered September 15, 2005, awarded respondent wife sole legal and physical custody of the parties' minor child, D (born in 2000), and established a visitation…
Rank this Week: 4851

Rochester Family Lawyer Blog

Rochester Family Lawyer Blog

Covers child support, domestic relations, and family law in New York. By Alexander Korotkin.

http://rochesterfamilylawyer.korotkinlaw.com
  • Mar 28

    Enforcement of Payment Obligations Pursuant to Judgment of Divorce

    Enforcement of Payment Obligations Pursuant to Judgment of Divorce
    One of the issues that occurs in cases where a party is ordered to make spousal maintenance or child support after the judgment of divorce is entered, is that party may fail to make such payments. This brings up a question of what remedy…
  • Mar 1

    Enforceability of Prenuptial Agreement

    Enforceability of Prenuptial Agreement
    Prenuptial agreements can be used to resolve issues related to spousal maintenance, equitable distribution, and other issues that may come up in the event the parties decide to divorce. While I have previously written about different issues…
  • Feb 8

    Constructive Emancipation and the Child’s Conduct

    Constructive Emancipation and the Child’s Conduct
    I have previously written about constructive emancipation issue and also addresses some of the applicable law in another post.  Generally, a child can become emancipated through his actions when the child either refuses to have…
Rank this Week: 1008

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Covers Massachusetts law in the areas of family law, real estate, litigation, and other legal issues. By Alan Pransky.

http://massfamilylawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 28

    Death and Facebook. The Legacy Feature.

    Death and Facebook. The Legacy Feature.
    A friend of mine died and his wife posted his death and funeral arrangements on his Facebook page. In this era of social media, Facebook is a natural and expected forum to notify friends and relatives of such information. Unfortunately, use…
  • Mar 15

    Civil remedies for spying with technology

    Civil remedies for spying with technology
    In the past I have blogged about using technology to spy on a spouse the potential consequences. I have written about criminal penalties, and civil lawsuits. A recent case, Tinory v. DePierre, Mass.App.Div. No. 14-ADMS-4022 (2015), involved…
  • Mar 8

    Can an out of state divorce decree be modified by a Massachusetts Court?

    Can an out of state divorce decree be modified by a Massachusetts Court?
    In a recent case, Cohen v. Cohen, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that Massachusetts had no jurisdiction to modify a California divorce decree to order college expenses and child support. This case is easily misunderstood as…
Rank this Week: 2027

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/
  • Mar 28

    Defining terms: What does equal custody mean?

    Defining terms: What does equal custody mean?
    Equality, I spoke the word as if a wedding vow, But I was so much older then; I’m younger than that now. –Bob Dylan (“My Back Pages”)   Debates about custody law reform typically are framed as disagreements about…
  • Mar 21

    Toward equal and/or shared parenting

    Toward equal and/or shared parenting
    Currently, most custody law reform efforts aim to either establish or refine a shared parenting paradigm (as distinguished from single parenting, which is still the most prevalent post-divorce paradigm.) “Shared…
  • Mar 7

    Mediation

    Mediation
    Mediation is a dispute resolution process grounded in communication and discussion rather than the presentation and weighing of evidence. It involves getting the parties to a dispute together with a neutral third party to discuss the issues…
Rank this Week: 3536

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/
  • Mar 28

    Florida Alimony Reform 2015 – Florida Alimony Guideline

    Florida Alimony Reform 2015 – Florida Alimony Guideline
    Many people are surprised to learn that, currently, Florida has no alimony guidelines.  Rather, it has a bunch of factors that a judge considers, such as lifestyle of the parties, each spouses’ contribution to the marriage,…
  • Mar 22

    Florida Same-Sex Marriage – Will I Be On My Child’s Birth Certificate?

    Florida Same-Sex Marriage – Will I Be On My Child’s Birth Certificate?
    It has long been the law in Florida that when a child is born during an intact marriage between a man and a woman, the husband shall be placed on the birth certificate.  Generally, this is the case even if … Continue reading…
  • Mar 15

    Podcast: Mindful Co-Parenting Parts 1 & 2

    Podcast: Mindful Co-Parenting Parts 1 & 2
    Tampa Bay Psychologists Jeremy Gaies and James Morris were recently on the Divorce Without Destruction Podcast to discuss their book, Mindful Co-Parenting.  The also discussed the interdisciplinary collaborative family law process.…
Rank this Week: 751

All Family Law Group, P.A.

All Family Law Group, P.A.

Covers divorce, family law and bankruptcy.

http://www.familymaritallaw.blogspot.com
  • Mar 28

    In Sickness and in Health? Think Again.

    In Sickness and in Health? Think Again.
    Think that your marriage can survive a prolonged or significant illness? A new study suggests that, for women aged 51 and over, a serious health complication can increase the chances that their marriage will end in divorce. The study found…
  • Mar 22

    What Amount Child Support Can I Expect to Receive?

    What Amount Child Support Can I Expect to Receive?
    Recently, divorcing couple Kenneth Griffin and Anne Dias Griffin of Illinois gained some measure of notoriety after Dias Griffin’s recent court filings were made public. Those filings include a request from Ms. Dias Griffin for over $1…
  • Mar 22

    When a Parent Becomes a Kidnapper

    When a Parent Becomes a Kidnapper
    Police in Massachusetts are searching for a Quincy-area mother for allegedly “kidnapping” her five children. Unfortunately, this mother is neither the first nor will she be the last parent to face accusations of “kidnapping” their…
Rank this Week: 2529

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Covers South Carolina divorce, custody and family law issues. By Gregory S. Forman.

http://www.gregoryforman.com
  • Mar 28

    How do you depublish an opinion?

    How do you depublish an opinion?
    Twice in the past 1 ½ months the South Carolina Supreme Court has ordered that a published South Carolina Court of Appeals opinion be depublished. First, on February 20, 2015, it denied certiorari in State v. Mimms, 410 S.C. 32, 763…
  • Mar 24

    Visitation schedules for firefighters (or anyone who works 24-hours on/48-hours off)

    Visitation schedules for firefighters (or anyone who works 24-hours on/48-hours off)
    One can always tell when an attorney has failed to really focus on his or her client when a parent who works a 24-hours on/48-hours off work schedule ends up with an every-other-weekend visitation schedule. Such visitation schedules doom such…
  • Mar 23

    The drawback of preventing non-parties from attending mediation

    The drawback of preventing non-parties from attending mediation
    ADR Rule 5(d) states that “ADR [Alternative Dispute Resolution] conferences are private. Other persons may attend only with the permission of the parties, their attorneys and the mediator.” In family court mediations, parties will…
Rank this Week: 605

Pendleton Judicial Training…

Pendleton Judicial Training Updates

The official repository of the "Minnesota Judicial Training Updates," which provides judicial tips for judges and attorneys.

http://www.PendletonUpdates.com
  • Mar 27

    JUDGES’ ON-LINE JURY TRIAL BENCH BOOK (15-06)

    JUDGES’ ON-LINE JURY TRIAL BENCH BOOK (15-06)
    PROFESSOR STEPHEN SIMON: University of Minnesota Law Professor Steve Simon is one of Minnesota judiciary’s most iconic figures. Virtually every Minnesota district court judge has at some point in their judicial career graduated…
  • Mar 11

    Transgender Name Change Petitions: Changing Gender on a Birth Certificate (15-05)

    Transgender Name Change Petitions: Changing Gender on a Birth Certificate (15-05)
    Name Change v. Gender Change: Presiding over a name change petition for an adult is a common occurrence for most judges. As long as certain legal and procedural requirements are met, approving the petition is usually simple and…
  • Feb 28

    Spousal Maintenance & “Karon Waivers”: The #1 Rule That Every Judge (and attorney) Should Know (15-04)

    Spousal Maintenance & “Karon Waivers”: The #1 Rule That Every Judge (and attorney) Should Know (15-04)
     KARON WAIVERS: The vast majority of divorces are resolved by agreement of the parties. With regard to spousal maintenance, many agreements include what are commonly referred to as “Karon waivers.” Karon waivers are prepared…
Rank this Week: 3213

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

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

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Mar 27

    The hunt for the perfect suitcase, Chapter 3…

    The hunt for the perfect suitcase, Chapter 3…
    This is a product review, arising from my never ending quest for the perfect suitcase*. Whilst there is talk of e-bundles, and much berating of us for exceeding the 350 page bundle limit, in my day to day travels to and from court this…
  • Mar 27

    Panorama on Legal Aid

    Panorama on Legal Aid
    A BBC Panorama programme investigating the Government’s decision to cut its legal aid budget is being shown on Monday March 30th at the earlier time of 7-30pm on BBC1 You can find out more on this…
  • Mar 26

    Statistical Release – exceptional legal aid

    Statistical Release – exceptional legal aid
    New stats are out for Legal Aid and Family Courts here. For the period Oct – Dec 2014 the proportion of s10 exceptional legal aid applications that were granted is much improved, and is now at approximately 25% (previously under 4% for…
Rank this Week: 921

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.indianafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 27

    Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle through Divorce

    Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle through Divorce
    During a divorce there are lots of things on your mind. Everyday life becomes a challenge and the things that came to you naturally before your divorce require a conscious effort now. You hold yourself together at work and change the subject…
  • Mar 20

    What Really Causes Divorce?

    What Really Causes Divorce?
    There is a lot of media attention around Eva Mendes right now for her comments in an interview with Extra regarding sweatpants and their toxicity to marriages: "No, no, no, no! You can't do sweatpants. No," she said. "Ladies, No. 1 cause of…
  • Mar 13

    You've Decided to File for Divorce. Now What?

    You've Decided to File for Divorce. Now What?
    The Technical Part For whatever reason, you've decided to file for divorce. There are several things you need to do before you file for a divorce. 1. Call an attorney. This part doesn't have to be stressful - search engines like Google have…
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Divorce Law Journal

Divorce Law Journal

Covers adoptions, business valuation, collaborative family law, debt division, grandparent visitation, maintenance, relocation and same sex issues. By Diana L. Skaggs.

http://louisvilledivorce.typepad.com/info/
Rank this Week: 768

Pennsylvania Family Law

Pennsylvania Family Law

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

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

    CAN GRANDPA BECOME PA? THE EVOLVING PENNSYLVANIA FAMILY

    CAN GRANDPA BECOME PA? THE EVOLVING PENNSYLVANIA FAMILY
    The recent Superior Court decision In re Adoption of M.R.D. and T.M.D. offers a new challenge in the context of who can be an adoptive parent.  While in her early 20s a young woman ventured to South Dakota to teach school.  She met…
  • Mar 20

    WHO’S KID ARE YOU ANYWAY; DEDUCTIONS/HEADS OF HOUSEHOLD/DAY CARE & CHILD CREDITS

    WHO’S KID ARE YOU ANYWAY; DEDUCTIONS/HEADS OF HOUSEHOLD/DAY CARE & CHILD CREDITS
    Yes, it is tax time once again and the struggles over who got Christmas morning in December now give way to “who gets the deductions and credits” associated with the minor child.  Here is the primer which is offered subject…
  • Mar 12

    THE PERIL OF THE OFFICE SERVER

    THE PERIL OF THE OFFICE SERVER
    We learned this week that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may have used personal email accounts to transact State Department business.  Chances are you may have read the article and quickly turned back to your office computer…
Rank this Week: 470

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/
  • Mar 27

    Child Support and Your Credit Score

    Child Support and Your Credit Score
    In order to ensure children receive support from both parents, New Jersey employs a number of enforcement mechanisms. These include, but are not limited to: Income withholding Credit reporting Interception of lottery winnings Tax fund offset…
  • Mar 20

    To Divorce or Not to Divorce – Is That the Question?

    To Divorce or Not to Divorce – Is That the Question?
    One of the more difficult decisions that face many of us in our lifetimes is the decision to stay married or to divorce.  Sometimes the decision as to whether to end a marriage is not left to us; our partner may choose to end the…
  • Mar 18

    Final Restraining Orders – When Final Does Not Equate to Permanent

    Final Restraining Orders – When Final Does Not Equate to Permanent
    My colleagues and I have previously written on the topic of Domestic Violence, Temporary Restraining Orders (TRO), and Final Rrestraining Orders (FRO).  Specifically, I have previously written on the subject matter of contempt…
Rank this Week: 3650

CA Divorce Mediation

CA Divorce Mediation

Introduces people to the mediation process as an alternative to a traditional divorce. By California Divorce Mediators.

http://www.cadivorcemediators.com/blog/
  • Mar 27

    Divorce Mediation: What You Should Expect From Your Ex-Spouse

    Divorce Mediation: What You Should Expect From Your Ex-Spouse
    Divorce is one of the hardest times for a person, with emotional traumas and mental setbacks being one of the few things that are usually encountered by spouses going through a divorce. Ending a relation that was started with the aim of it…
  • Mar 25

    A Sneak Peak At California Divorce Law: What You Should Know!

    A Sneak Peak At California Divorce Law: What You Should Know!
    Divorce in California can be one of the easiest and one of the hardest processes within the family law jurisdiction.  Here are some answers to the most commonly asked questions with regards to California divorce law, so that you are able…
  • Mar 23

    Don’t Let Your Divorce Take A Toll On You!

    Don’t Let Your Divorce Take A Toll On You!
    When marriages start to turn sour with a lack of love and trust, people start to feel trapped and suffocated. In such cases, people yearn to be free – free from the stress, the constant fighting, and the endless arguments. They want a…
Rank this Week: 1957

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/
  • Mar 27

    Indonesia & International Child Abduction: The Indonesian Judicial Mafia

    Indonesia & International Child Abduction: The Indonesian Judicial Mafia
    By Jeremy D. MorleyThe level of corruption within a state’s legal system may be an important factor in evaluating the risk of a proposed visit to that country by a child and a parent in litigation to permit or prevent such a…
  • Mar 26

    Michigan Has Adopted Uniform Child Abduction Prevention Act

    Michigan Has Adopted Uniform Child Abduction Prevention Act
    The Uniform Child Abduction Prevention Act is now in full force and effect in Michigan. The Michigan law reads as follows:M.C.L.A. § 722.1521Sec. 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the “uniform child abduction…
  • Mar 24

    Divorce Law in Korea

    Divorce Law in Korea
    ByJeremy D. Morley Grounds for Divorce in KoreaA divorce may be obtained in Korea based on the mutual consent of the spouses. Art. 834, Korean Civil Code. Both spouses need to agree and appear in court in Korea. Alternatively, the…
Rank this Week: 2706

Michigan Divorce Lawyers Blog

Michigan Divorce Lawyers Blog

Covers family law, divorce, and custody issues in Michigan. By Serafini, Michalowski, Derkacz & Associates P.C.

http://www.michigandivorcelawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 27

    Getting divorced? Don't forget to change your estate plan.

    Getting divorced? Don't forget to change your estate plan.
    If you are in the process of obtaining a divorce, you are probably focused on getting on with your life. However, you also need to spend some time thinking about the important documents governing your death.
  • Mar 13

    Unpaid child support? We can help

    Unpaid child support? We can help
    How much does it cost the average parent to rear three children from birth to age 18? Some sources say $1 million. However, Anne Dias Griffin, who had three children with hedge fund billionaire Kenneth Griffin, thinks the number lands closer…
  • Feb 6

    Divorce Debt Strategie

    Divorce Debt Strategie
    Family debt as a percentage of disposable income has increased from 70 percent in 1980 to over 110 percent by 2011. With the rising amount of debt in American families, the need to plan for the division of these debts has become a major focus…
Rank this Week: 2765

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

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

    Staying Healthy During Your Divorce

    Staying Healthy During Your Divorce
    Whether you've have been married for 15 years or 3, divorce can be hazardous to your health, even when it's for the "best." Divorce is often accompanied by a great deal of stress and grief, which can be compared to going through a physical…
  • Mar 26

    Can Divorce be Better for Kids?

    Can Divorce be Better for Kids?
    There's plenty of research showing that divorce can be difficult on children. If you are considering divorce, you may be worried that your children will suffer long-term consequences. However, your children's future may not be so bleak. Just…
  • Mar 25

    Why Divorcing Couples Bring in a Financial Planner

    Why Divorcing Couples Bring in a Financial Planner
    Not all divorces involve significant marital assets, however, when a couple does have any measurable assets, it can be very beneficial to enlist the help of a financial planner. All divorces involve financial decisions, this is especially…
Rank this Week: 904

Family-In-Law

Family-In-Law

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

http://family-in-law.com/
  • Mar 27

    “You are Entitled to Nothing” or How House of Cards Makes Us Rethink Alimony

    “You are Entitled to Nothing” or How House of Cards Makes Us Rethink Alimony
    It’s a fortunate confluence of events when my Netflix viewing neatly aligns with my legal blogging–something like bacon and chocolate (see my prior efforts here). It doesn’t happen often, ... The post…
  • Mar 13

    Trash the Prenup. Try a Marriage Plan.

    Trash the Prenup. Try a Marriage Plan.
    No one likes prenups. And it’s not difficult to understand why. I could offer my own list of reasons, but I doubt I’d do a better job ... The post Trash the Prenup. Try a Marriage Plan. appeared first on Family-In-Law.
  • Mar 4

    What’s Wrong with Minnesota’s Proposed Cooperative Private Divorce Program

    What’s Wrong with Minnesota’s Proposed Cooperative Private Divorce Program
    Blogging on family law isn’t for the weak of heart. Just as I’m recovering from my marathon post on the six bills slated to rewrite our child ... The post What’s Wrong with Minnesota’s Proposed Cooperative…
Rank this Week: 1406

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

Covers family law in South Carolina.

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

    Till Death Do They Part

    Till Death Do They Part
    One of the most frequently asked questions for those facing a South Carolina divorce is “how long does the process take to complete?” While it’s impossible to give a definite answer in most cases, there are some good…
  • Mar 26

    Tax Tips for Newly Divorced Couples in South Carolina

    Tax Tips for Newly Divorced Couples in South Carolina
    In addition to everything else on your mind, those going through a South Carolina divorce will unfortunately have to tackle the challenge of filing taxes. Sadly, the IRS has yet to craft a “recently divorced exemption.” In the…
  • Mar 24

    March 2015 – Helpful Family Law Insight

    March 2015 – Helpful Family Law Insight
    Our March 2015 newsletter, Helpful Family Law Insights, was published today. Read this edition by clicking the image below. Sign up to receive future editions by clicking here.The post March 2015 – Helpful Family Law Insights…
Rank this Week: 1953

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/
  • Mar 27

    What are Decisions To Be Made On Child Support?

    What are Decisions To Be Made On Child Support?
    Decisions to be made on Child Support Whatever the process chosen, be it mediation, litigation, collaborative law, or settlement negotiations certain decisions can be made regarding child support issues for the children. After a divorce, or…
  • Mar 21

    What are Equitable Distribution Decisions in New York Divorces?

    What are Equitable Distribution Decisions in New York Divorces?
    Decisions to be made on Equitable Distribution The term “equitable distribution” refers to the method that is used to divide obligations, property and assets between spouses as a part of divorce proceedings. An important concept…
  • Mar 12

    What Goes in Child Custody Agreements and Orders?

    What Goes in Child Custody Agreements and Orders?
    Decisions to be made on Custody and Parenting…
Rank this Week: 3557

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Mar 27

    Past and future

    Past and future
    This week I looked back to the problems of the past and forward to the challenges of the future for the family justice system in my posts on Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog, which included the following:The internet…
  • Mar 25

    Supreme Court judgment in In the matter of S (A Child)

    Supreme Court judgment in In the matter of S (A Child)
    The full judgment can be found here and a press summary here.
  • Mar 24

    Open Daze

    Open Daze
    Family courts should have annual open days for children - Law Society Gazette, 23rd March 2015
Rank this Week: 557

Family Law Matters Blog

Family Law Matters Blog

Covers New York family law. By Deborah Hope Wayne.

http://www.familylawmatters-blog.com/
  • Mar 26

    Divorce and Estate Planning: Should Your Will and other Planning Documents be Changed after a Divorce?

    Divorce and Estate Planning: Should Your Will and other Planning Documents be Changed after a Divorce?
    After the divorce process is complete, a person can embark on a fresh start. As people recalibrate their new lives, they sometimes forget to tie up other loose ends that may have connections with the dissolved marriage. Estate planning is an…
  • Mar 5

    I've Decided I Want a Prenup - Now What?

    I've Decided I Want a Prenup - Now What?
    As I reviewed some of my previous blogs, I realized my next piece would be an important one because it is my 50th blog post! A while back, I set out to write and post quality pieces on different topics and issues within family law. Looking…
  • Feb 21

    Prenups 101: Back to Basics!

    Prenups 101: Back to Basics!
    After working on a variety prenups for all different types of clients over the years, I've realized that no matter the situation, everyone can benefit from some basic information on prenuptial agreements. I wanted to provide answers to some…
Rank this Week: 2002

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

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

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 3320

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

http://www.criderlaw.net/blog/
  • Mar 26

    The Biggest Estate Planning Mistake

    The Biggest Estate Planning Mistake
    Everyone knows an estate plan is a good idea, but too few actually follow through on one. Even then, people who think they’ve dotted every “i” and crossed every “t” still make critical errors that will cause…
  • Mar 19

    Things You Should Have in a Secure Location When You Die

    Things You Should Have in a Secure Location When You Die
    Most people hear “end-of-life plan” and imagine a will, perhaps a trust, maybe even healthcare directives and a power of attorney. Certainly, those are all crucial documents that everyone should have in place. But there are…
  • Mar 12

    How to Choose the Right Agent for Your California Estate Plan

    How to Choose the Right Agent for Your California Estate Plan
    An estate plan is as much of a contingency arrangement as an inheritance mechanism. We all hope to live long lives free of catastrophe or disease, but it would be irresponsible to discount the “what-if”s altogether. View image |…
Rank this Week: 610

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/
  • Mar 26

    Keeping Inherited Money Separate

    Keeping Inherited Money Separate
    Most parents want to ensure their children have every advantage and opportunity they can afford to provide to ensure they are successful and happy. Many parents also want to leave a financial legacy for their children after they pass away in…
  • Mar 25

    Can I be Forced to Testify as a Witness?

    Can I be Forced to Testify as a Witness?
    Here at the Law Offices of Nancy J. Bickford, we do our best to settle family law disputes in an amicable fashion. If the circumstances permit, we work with the parties (and opposing counsel) to help the parties reach a settlement agreement…
  • Mar 24

    "Your Cheating Hart"

    "Your Cheating Hart"
    Actor and comedian, Kevin Hart, whose new movie Get Hard co-starring Will Farrell set to release on March 27th, is on top of the world. It also appears that the feud between Kevin's first Wife and mother of his two children, Torrei Hart, and…
Rank this Week: 1483

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
  • Mar 25

    Sweatpants Are Number One Reason for Divorce

    Sweatpants Are Number One Reason for Divorce
    Eva Mendes says the number one reason for divorce is sweatpants.  That got a lot of pushback on social media but I think I know what she meant.  Sweatpants is just a symbol for a way of life. In the sixties, some men grew their hair…
  • Mar 13

    Divorce Quote

    Divorce Quote
    There is no negotiating with crazy.  — Brian Perskin, NY Divorce Lawyer
  • Feb 20

    Breakup Songs We Wish We’d Written

    Breakup Songs We Wish We’d Written
    Gone by Rip Chords (1963) [SPOKEN] We’ve been going steady And you’ve been making me cry Now it’s your turn, baby So I’m saying bye-bye [CAR ENGINE SOUND] Gone, gone, gone My baby’s gone, gone, gone Yes,…
Rank this Week: 691

The Kielich Law Firm Blog

The Kielich Law Firm Blog

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

http://kielichlawfirm.com/blog
  • Mar 25

    Should I get an arrest record expunged?

    Should I get an arrest record expunged?
    In Texas you can request certain criminal records are destroyed or expunged in what is called an expunction (or sometimes misspelled as expungement). An expunction orders public agencies, such as police departments, courts and the Department…
  • Mar 25

    What is an expunction / What is an expungement?

    What is an expunction / What is an expungement?
    Under the Texas code of criminal procedure, an individual who has been arrested for an alleged crime that did not result in a conviction or deferred adjudication is generally entitled to have the arrest record expunged from public records.…
  • Mar 25

    Texas law on employer’s vacation policy

    Texas law on employer’s vacation policy
    Here in Texas our labor and employment laws generally cut in favor of employers over employees and Texas law surrounding an employer’s vacation policy is no exception. Employees are often surprised by employer restrictions on vacation…
Rank this Week: 3371

East Bay Divorce Lawyer Blog

East Bay Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Kathleen K. Reeves & Associates.

http://www.eastbaydivorcelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3248