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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
  • Oct 31

    Assembling your “divorce team” for your Texas divorce

    Assembling your “divorce team” for your Texas divorce
    In some ways getting divorced is a lot like getting married. You spend a lot of time and money preparing for a ceremony that is usually very brief and then lots of things change in your life. Usually the more intricate and involved the…
  • Oct 27

    The Kielich Law Firm Podcast

    The Kielich Law Firm Podcast
    In addition to my frequent law blog postings about employment law, family law and personal injury on this site I have decided to branch out with my free legal content into the world of podcasting. I am not yet convinced that the podcast is…
  • Oct 26

    Halloween in the workplace? Keep yourself out of trouble.

    Halloween in the workplace? Keep yourself out of trouble.
    It’s that time of year where employers throw Halloween parties and accept employees wearing Halloween costumes in the workplace. Halloween is a fun way to play dress up and pretend as an adult but it’s also a really good way to…
Rank this Week: 1724

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
  • Oct 31

    Divorce Classe

    Divorce Classe
    We have court-ordered parenting classes for people going through divorce in Maryland, but Oklahoma is trying something different.  Their classes will discuss divorce and emphasize reconciliation in an attempt to convince people to stay…
  • Oct 30

    Divorce Quote

    Divorce Quote
    “Basically it costs as much to get unmarried as it does to get married.” Bruce Cameron, Cameron Law PLLC, The Huffington Post Bruce Cameron of Cameron Law PLLC tells The Huffington Post the generally accepted figure for a…
  • Oct 29

    They Never Mentioned That in School

    They Never Mentioned That in School
    When I was a chemical engineering student, we used slide rules and stayed up all night to work out problems with accuracy to the third decimal point. My first job out of school was with Proctor & Gamble.  I was assigned to design a…
Rank this Week: 1286

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: 2418

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/
Rank this Week: 1778

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

Covers family law in South Carolina.

http://www.scfamilylaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 31

    Halloween Safety Tips for Children

    Halloween Safety Tips for Children
    Today’s the big day. Tricks? Treats? Both? I will be taking our kids tonight for our annual pilgrimage to a local scare-the-ever-loving-heck-out-of-you haunted house. For those of you with younger children who still enjoy…
  • Oct 30

    Student Loans and Divorce

    Student Loans and Divorce
    Everyone’s heard about the growing student loan problem facing the country. Millions of young people are left to take out more and more educational debt to finance increasingly expensive undergraduate and graduate degrees. While college…
  • Oct 29

    Penalties for Failing to Pay Child Support in South Carolina

    Penalties for Failing to Pay Child Support in South Carolina
    Though you may have heard stories about it, most parents do not have a good understanding of the penalties for failing to pay child support and just how wide-ranging the possible punishments can be. Keep reading to get a better idea…
Rank this Week: 2457

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Covers developments in Tennessee family law.

http://herstontennesseefamilylaw.com/
  • Oct 31

    Photo of the Week: Young Brown Bat

    Photo of the Week: Young Brown Bat
    Since it’s Halloween, here’s a photo of a young brown bat resting on the ground while learning to fly. We have a maternal colony of bats that returns to our yard each summer to birth and raise the little ones (and eat all the…
  • Oct 29

    Reduction of Value for Cost of Sale Reversed in Chattanooga Divorce: Gaither v. Gaither

    Reduction of Value for Cost of Sale Reversed in Chattanooga Divorce: Gaither v. Gaither
    Facts: The parties divorced after 28 years of marriage. At trial, the parties disputed the value of the marital residence. The trial court ordered the marital residence to be appraised and for Wife to have the opportunity to purchase…
  • Oct 27

    Tennessee Family Law Update CLE is only three weeks away

    Tennessee Family Law Update CLE is only three weeks away
    Yikes! Three weeks from today John and I begin our statewide tour presenting the Tennessee Family Law Update 2014 continuing legal education seminar to lawyers and family law mediators across Tennessee. This year we are…
Rank this Week: 3368

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Oct 31

    Happy Halloween!

    Happy Halloween!
  • Oct 30

    Gupta-Kagan: "Non-Exclusive Adoption and Child Welfare"

    Gupta-Kagan: "Non-Exclusive Adoption and Child Welfare"
    Josh Gupta-Kagan has posted Non-Exclusive Adoption and Child Welfare, Alabama Law Review (forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Article proposes that child welfare law permit the non-exclusive adoption of foster children who cannot…
  • Oct 29

    Seymore: "Openness in International Adoption, Columbia Human Rights Law Review"

    Seymore: "Openness in International Adoption, Columbia Human Rights Law Review"
    Malinda L. Seymore has posted Openness in International Adoption, Columbia Human Rights Law Review (forthcoming), on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The growth in international adoption has been spurred, at least in part, by the desire of…
Rank this Week: 185

New York Divorce Blog

New York Divorce Blog

By Bruce Provda.

http://www.nydivorcefirm.com/blog
  • Oct 31

    Exploring Child Custody

    Exploring Child Custody
    When a marriage ends up in a divorce, the split not only has an impact on the couple but also on their children, if any. Child custody and visitation is one of the most important decisions that a couple has to take when they get divorced.…
  • Oct 17

    Finding Solutions to Orthodox Jewish Divorce Get Problem in New York

    Finding Solutions to Orthodox Jewish Divorce Get Problem in New York
    Under Jewish Orthodox law, only a husband can grant a divorce document entitled a “get.” Without a get, an orthodox women is unable to remarry and have more children. She is still considered married religiously. Rabbi Mendel…
  • Oct 5

    Judge upholds Jewish excommunication right

    Judge upholds Jewish excommunication right
    A Johannesburg executive lost his attempt to keep from being excommunicated from the Jewish Orthodox community in the Gauteng capital when the judge dismissed his case. The Jewish ecclesiastical court, Beth Din, had already agreed to shun the…
Rank this Week: 2582

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Oct 31

    Of ornithology and omnibuse

    Of ornithology and omnibuse
    This week on Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog I spotted a bird and some buses, but I couldn't find any sign of a plan:It's called planning - Or rather lack of it - the government's shambolic handling of the legal aid…
  • Oct 29

    Justice Minister visits largest mediation provider as new ‘free mediation’ scheme is set to begin

    Justice Minister visits largest mediation provider as new ‘free mediation’ scheme is set to begin
    Simon Hughes and Jane Robey prepare NFM information leaflets for despatch Justice Minister Simon Hughes met mediators and helpline staff during a visit to the head office of National Family Mediation (NFM), England and Wales’ largest…
  • Oct 28

    As a divorce lawyer, I could not possibly approve of this shampoo commercial

    As a divorce lawyer, I could not possibly approve of this shampoo commercial
    Well, that's not a headline I ever expected to write. In China, however, a commercial that ambitiously attempts to sell shampoo whilst simultaneously reducing the divorce rate there has reportedly been viewed more than 40 million times in the…
Rank this Week: 1584

Lee's Divorce & Family Law…

Lee's Divorce & Family Law Blog

Covers divorces in Alabama. By Lee Borden.

http://divorceinfo.com/blog
  • Oct 30

    Play It Safe – Set Aside the Default

    Play It Safe – Set Aside the Default
    The lesson for trial judges in divorce is clear: when in doubt, set aside a default judgement if the defendant appears within a reasonable time, regardless of the 30 day deadline. //
  • Oct 29

    “But I’m Planning To Make Less Later!”

    “But I’m Planning To Make Less Later!”
    I can’t tell you Dad wasn’t sincere. I can’t even tell you that he wasn’t guessing the future accurately. What I can tell you is that he’s in extremely good company. //
  • Jun 19

    Key Status Data

    Key Status Data
    Key Client Data The information is listed below for each case, in order of the case’s confidential Client ID. Client ID. Your confidential Client ID appears on your engagement letter with me. If you’ve misplaced your engagement…
Rank this Week: 2726

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/
  • Oct 30

    #619 Profiles In Douchebaggery

    #619 Profiles In Douchebaggery
    I had planned on posting this on Monday, but my blog interface got a bit weird and The IT People had to get involved, so forgive me if the topic the post covers already feels like old news - because it is. D'oh! While on vacation in the…
  • Sep 30

    #618 Criminals With Badges, Janitors With Gun

    #618 Criminals With Badges, Janitors With Gun
    So, yeah, I'm back. I went off the grid way back in the middle of summer and it felt so good that I didn't want to come back. I even unplugged from the news. Well, for a while at least. And, when I did come back, I was too angry about the…
  • Jul 2

    In Memoriam: June 2014 Death

    In Memoriam: June 2014 Death
    Sorry for the lack of blog posts of late. Professional obligations and an illness kept me from posting much in June. Hopefully, with the holiday weekend soon upon us, I can get back into the swing of things. Some months, there seem to be a…
Rank this Week: 2243

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Oct 30

    Tips to Deal With a Difficult Ex

    Tips to Deal With a Difficult Ex
    Dealing with a former spouse can be extremely frustrating, especially soon after separating when there are many hurt feelings and frustrations. But when children are involved, it is important that a couple work together for their sake, no…
  • Oct 29

    Men Can Receive Alimony From Ex-Wive

    Men Can Receive Alimony From Ex-Wive
    As more men stay home with the children and women take active roles in the workplace, alimony trends are shifting. Statistics show that more and more men have begun to receive alimony from their former wives. Since 2006, the number of former…
  • Oct 28

    Documents Necessary in a Divorce

    Documents Necessary in a Divorce
    Getting a divorce often means that documents and information that has rarely seen the light of day must be found, copied, and presented to an attorney. These documents are generally related to property and assets, with the purpose of creating…
Rank this Week: 673

DivorceSolicitor

DivorceSolicitor

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

http://divorcesolicitor.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 30

    Is It Worth getting a Pre Nuptial Agreement

    Is It Worth getting a Pre Nuptial Agreement
    Nobody wants to see a bride cry but YES it is worth getting a Pre Nuptial Agreement.Here's why:It is one of the factors that will be taken into account upon divorce.Is it decisive?No.However...If...1. Both parties have been given the…
  • Sep 15

    The Little Book of Divorce Question

    The Little Book of Divorce Question
      The Little Book of Divorce Questions  is available now on Amazon .In an agony of indecision?Can't decide whether to stay or go?Scared?Anxious?Unhappy?Making such a decision is usually choosing the least worst option.  It…
  • Aug 7

    TheLittle Book of Divorce Question

    TheLittle Book of Divorce Question
    Coming soon...How do you know if it is time to get divorced?What should you do?How do you decide?What are the legal considerations?What is the emotional impact?If you are considering getting divorced this is one of the most difficult and…
Rank this Week: 3184

Michael A. Meschino Blog

Michael A. Meschino Blog

Covers Illinois family law.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelaw.org/blog/
  • Oct 30

    When does a DUI become a felony in Illinois?

    When does a DUI become a felony in Illinois?
    In May, a Missouri man raced through the streets of an Illinois city, topping out at 100 miles per hour on the highway. According to the Greenfield Reporter, a gas station employee said the driver punched her in the face and then sped away.…
  • Oct 29

    The Illinois Domestic Violence Act

    The Illinois Domestic Violence Act
    In early October, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn announced that the local government would make a capital investment of $1 million into building a shelter for victims of domestic violence. According to eNews Park Forest, the governor stated that he…
  • Oct 28

    How is spousal maintenance determined in Illinois?

    How is spousal maintenance determined in Illinois?
    When a marriage ends in divorce in Illinois, both spouses must face changes regarding their finances. In many cases, the dissolution of the relationship leaves one spouse without the financial ability to maintain his or her lifestyle or…
Rank this Week: 1475

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/
  • Oct 30

    Mother Appeals Child Support Order

    Mother Appeals Child Support Order
    A New York Family Lawyer said in a child support proceeding pursuant to Family Court Act article 4, the mother appeals from an order of the Family Court, Kings County, which denied her objections to an order of the same...
  • Oct 29

    court Discusses Custody of Allegedly Abused Child

    court Discusses Custody of Allegedly Abused Child
    New York Family Lawyer said inn related child abuse and neglect proceedings pursuant to Family Court Act article 10, the petitioner appeals from an order of the Family Court, Kings County, which, upon a decision of the same court, made...
  • Oct 28

    Father Imprisioned, Court Determines Custody as a Result

    Father Imprisioned, Court Determines Custody as a Result
    A New York Family Lawyer said in a child support proceeding pursuant to Family Court Act article 4, the father appeals from (1) an order of the Family Court, Kings County, which denied his objection to so much of an...
Rank this Week: 1809

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newjerseydivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 30

    Permanent Alimony is Eliminated in New Jersey

    Permanent Alimony is Eliminated in New Jersey
    As you may have heard last month Governor Christie signed a bill into law that has resulted in major overhaul to alimony laws in our state. This is one of a series of blogs I shall be sharing to inform the public of all of the different…
  • Oct 20

    In New Jersey, What is the Child Custody Neutral Assessment Program?

    In New Jersey, What is the Child Custody Neutral Assessment Program?
    In the past few years, the Family Part of the Superior Court of New Jersey has employed the Custody Neutral Assessment program. This procedure is utilized when parents cannot agree to either custody or parenting time. In this program, a…
  • Oct 8

    In New Jersey, If I Have Overpaid Child Support, May I Receive A Retroactive Credit?

    In New Jersey, If I Have Overpaid Child Support, May I Receive A Retroactive Credit?
    One basis for reduction in New Jersey child support is the occurrence of a change in financial circumstances of either party. Accordingly, clients who seek a reduction of their child support obligation will reasonably ask whether that the…
Rank this Week: 3723

Divorce Field

Divorce Field

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

http://divorcefield.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 30

    Timing is Everything

    Timing is Everything
    Last post I wrote about how long the process can take.   Now I am going to talk about deadlines to do some of those things in the process.    Because if you miss a deadline, you can be out of luck.   SOL does not just…
  • Oct 20

    A Whole Lot of Process Going On

    A Whole Lot of Process Going On
    The most common question I get (after how much can I get in child support) is "How long does this take."   The answer does not make people happy.   Court processes are not quick things.   The court wants to make sure everyone…
  • Sep 18

    Facing Reality

    Facing Reality
    Lat post I talked about whether or not you need an attorney for your family law case.   I asked some really tough questions that only you can answer before deciding whether or not to hire an attorney.   Those questions involve you…
Rank this Week: 3683

Pennsylvania Family Law

Pennsylvania Family Law

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

http://pafamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Oct 30

    CREDIT REPORT, PLEASE

    CREDIT REPORT, PLEASE
    In the past decade, Americans have racked up a prodigious amount of debt and it is fairly common for clients in divorce to not really understand how their debt is structured.  Was the U.S. Airways VISA joint or husbands with wife…
  • Oct 29

    FACEBOOK IS A VIRTUAL ADDRESS…UNLESS IT’S NOT

    FACEBOOK IS A VIRTUAL ADDRESS…UNLESS IT’S NOT
    To the best of my knowledge, using Facebook as a way to serve legal papers or proving notice of a lawsuit or other legal issue has not been addressed by Pennsylvania courts, but that doesn’t mean it won’t in the future. Recently,…
  • Oct 9

    PA CHILD ABDUCTED BY FATHER IN SEATTLE – OCEAN CROSSING FEARED

    PA CHILD ABDUCTED BY FATHER IN SEATTLE – OCEAN CROSSING FEARED
    About a month and a half ago I wrote about parental kidnappings and Pennsylvania’s statute designed to prevent such situations.  Based on numerous reports going back to mid-September, it unfortunately appears that such a situation…
Rank this Week: 902

California Divorce Blawg

California Divorce Blawg

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

http://www.hardinglaw.com/blog
  • Oct 30

    Getting A Mortgage After Divorce

    Getting A Mortgage After Divorce
    The family residence is often the most valuable asset in divorce.  Valuable economically, and valuable emotionally. It is quite common for one spouse to want to keep the house despite the divorce.  The follow-up is that the…
  • Oct 21

    Divorce Not Necessarily Bad For The Kid

    Divorce Not Necessarily Bad For The Kid
    Countless times I have sat in on meetings with parents during which they tell me that they stayed in bad marriages for the sake of the children.  For years psychologists at continuing legal education classes have told me that staying…
  • Oct 14

    Online Child Support Calculator

    Online Child Support Calculator
    Walk into most California family law courtrooms, or into the office of many California family law lawyers, and you will be introduced to a software program called Dissomaster.  This very expensive computer software, $500 plus per year,…
Rank this Week: 694

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

By Alan Robert Burton.

http://www.bocaratondivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 30

    Divorce Tensions Turn Tragic for Florida Family

    Divorce Tensions Turn Tragic for Florida Family
    Everyone knows that divorce can be emotionally charged and stressful for everyone involved. Cases may be especially difficult if one spouse files for divorce while the other wishes to remain married. One recent Florida news story reminds us…
  • Oct 28

    Congressman Faces new Divorce Issue

    Congressman Faces new Divorce Issue
    Previously on this blog, we have discussed the complicated divorce of Alan Grayson, a United States Representative elected out of Florida. Grayson had accused his wife of bigamy and was seeking an annulment and for the marriage to be found…
  • Oct 22

    Documenting Your Self Improvement can Improve Your Chances of a Favorable Child Custody Determination

    Documenting Your Self Improvement can Improve Your Chances of a Favorable Child Custody Determination
    When two people decide to end their marriage, one of the most contentious issues can be child custody. Florida law does not recognize the concept of “custody” when it comes to children, but rather imposes a…
Rank this Week: 2312

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Oct 30

    Law-practice fl”AVVO”r of the Month.

    Law-practice fl”AVVO”r of the Month.
    See what I did there with “flavor?” You’re welcome. The law is a cottage industry. Starting with LSAT prep, the test itself, “How-To” Guides for law school, supplements, textbooks, Bar Prep, and then the Bar…
  • Oct 21

    “Who Gets My Twitter When I Die?”

    “Who Gets My Twitter When I Die?”
    Here’s our second installment to celebrate 2014 National Estate Planning Awareness Week: “Who Gets My Twitter (or Facebook or Feedly or Instagram or Pinterest) When I Die.” When we think about our estate—our…
  • Oct 20

    Be Aware of Your Estate Plan!

    Be Aware of Your Estate Plan!
    Today begins National Estate Planning Awareness Week. (Seriously—it’s a real thing.) So here’s our not-so-subtle nudge for you to become more aware about your estate plan. And then hire us to do help you! But first, a story:…
Rank this Week: 2374

Linda's Law Blog

Linda's Law Blog

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

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

    I’m thinking about a prenuptial agreement, what should I know?

    I’m thinking about a prenuptial agreement, what should I know?
    In New Jersey, like many states, there are strict guidelines that must be followed in order for a prenuptial agreement to be upheld.  In a recent, non-precedential case, Guido v. Guido, the New Jersey Superior Court thoroughly examined…
  • Oct 26

    Reassessing your budget during and after a divorce

    Reassessing your budget during and after a divorce
    Heading into a divorce, all people know that it is going to be difficult and emotional.  Most people also know that legal fees for attorneys and costs for court filings, copying and mailing can be expensive, especially if litigation…
  • Oct 22

    I don’t like my custody order, can I change it?

    I don’t like my custody order, can I change it?
    In New Jersey, a custody order can only be modified when the petitioner can show a change in circumstance since the prior order was entered.  In a recent New Jersey Superior Court case, R.K. v. F.K., the Court clarified that there is a…
Rank this Week: 4065

Farzad Family Law Blawg

Farzad Family Law Blawg

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

http://www.farzadlaw.com/family-law-articles/
  • Oct 29

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

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

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

    Lying on Income and Expense Declaration Forms – Why is it Done and How do You Prove it?
    Lying on income and expense declaration forms in a divorce, child support or spousal support case is one of the dumbest things a spouse or parent can do. Those who do it and do so willfully seem to believe that they will get away with…
  • Aug 30

    Family Code 218 Overrules Marriage of Boblitt Decision and Allows Post Judgment Discovery

    Family Code 218 Overrules Marriage of Boblitt Decision and Allows Post Judgment Discovery
    Family Code 218 is not law yet. It will become law on January 1, 2015. What is it? Simply put, Family Code 218 is intended to overrule a decision called Marriage of Boblitt, which was decided in February of 2014 by the California Court of…
Rank this Week: 3219

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Oct 29

    When Surrogacy and Adoption Goes Wrong

    When Surrogacy and Adoption Goes Wrong
    Several months ago we read about a couple from Australia who hired a Thai surrogate so she could bear the child they always wanted. During month three of the surrogate’s pregnancy the couple were informed that the 21 year-old surrogate…
  • Oct 28

    Family Law Lies Endanger “Save China’s Tigers Charity”

    Family Law Lies Endanger “Save China’s Tigers Charity”
    Stuart Bray met his wife Li Quan in 1990 and quickly embraced her passion to save China’s tigers and to develop a breeding program to reintroduce China’s tigers back to their wild reserves. Each of them invested huge sums of…
  • Oct 22

    How Family Law Court Costs Escalate…

    How Family Law Court Costs Escalate…
    One of the main reasons the middle class is abandoning family courts in droves is because of the bank-draining costs of litigation. While it may appear straight forward to bring a claim for parenting or child support, there are a myriad of…
Rank this Week: 234

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

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

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Oct 29

    The curious incident of Article 8 in the Night time

    The curious incident of Article 8 in the Night time
    This post was written by Sarah Phillimore of St John’s Chambers, Bristol. Sarah blogs at Child Protection Resource and tweets as @svphillimore. Re A (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 1104. McFarlane LJ considered an appeal from the decision of…
  • Oct 29

    “Understanding Re Y and pondering horizontality” or “Why I need a lie down”

    “Understanding Re Y and pondering horizontality” or “Why I need a lie down”
    In the time it has taken me to chew the fat and mouth off extensively on twitter about Re Y [2014] EWCA Civ 1287 everyone else has actually written their blog posts on the topic. And very good they are too. Firstly, there is Sarah Phillimore,…
  • Oct 23

    CAFCASS COMPLAINTS

    CAFCASS COMPLAINTS
    I recently made a FOI request to CAFCASS in order to see what was happening in terms of the trends of complaints from parents. I thought (rightly) that there was likely to have been an increase in complaints post LASPO driven by the increase…
Rank this Week: 699

New York Divorce Report

New York Divorce Report

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

http://divorce.clementlaw.com/
  • Oct 29

    A Torn Up Pre Nup Is Still Valid

    A Torn Up Pre Nup Is Still Valid
    A pre-nuptial agreement torn in pieces and thrown off the honeymoon cruise ship is enforceable so ruled a Brooklyn judge. In a rather unusual case, as detailed in the New York Post  the couple entered in a pre-nuptial agreement…
  • Oct 22

    Can My Spouse Prevent Me From Getting A Divorce By Ignoring It?

    Can My Spouse Prevent Me From Getting A Divorce By Ignoring It?
      So, you want to be divorced. Your spouse is clueless of your feelings, in denial, or just wouldn’t agree to a divorce. Are you out of luck, stuck in your marriage or can you extricate yourself and obtain a divorce in New…
  • Oct 9

    Size Does Matter: Does A Big Engagement Ring Predict Divorce?

    Size Does Matter: Does A Big Engagement Ring Predict Divorce?
    The size of your engagement ring could be a predictor of the success of your marriage. A study conducted by two economics professors at Emory University concluded that the higher the cost of the engagement ring, the shorter the marriage. …
Rank this Week: 825

HeyAnnette

HeyAnnette

Covers Arizona family law. By Annette T. Burns.

http://heyannette.com/blog/
  • Oct 29

    Everyone’s Busy Season

    Everyone’s Busy Season
    It’s everyone’s busy time of year, but particularly for divorcing/ separating parents, family lawyers and judges, and parenting coordinators.  For pending divorce cases, those who have been involved in a divorce all this year…
  • Sep 3

    When the Parents Have to be Good Sport

    When the Parents Have to be Good Sport
    I don’t know how parents do it.  A recent New York Times article noted that parents are exhausted and harassed by the kids’ sports schedules.  Calling the sports system the “youth sports juggernaut”…
  • Sep 1

    Volk v. Brame, 1-CA-SA 14-0079

    Volk v. Brame, 1-CA-SA 14-0079
    In Volk v. Commissioner Brame, a Father took a Special Action Petition on his claim that he was denied a hearing and the opportunity to present testimony, resulting in a denial of due process through Maricopa County’s Expedited Services…
Rank this Week: 3750

A Child is Missing

A Child is Missing

Reports on federal Hague Convention child abduction cases By Joel R. Brandes.

http://joelbrandes.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1416

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/
  • Oct 29

    From Poverty to Opportunity Symposium: Promoting Access to Health Care in Hard to Reach Communitie

    From Poverty to Opportunity Symposium: Promoting Access to Health Care in Hard to Reach Communitie
    by Sara Nassof Panelists: Steward Desmond, Executive Director, West Side Campaign Against Hunger Arline Cruz, Lead Enrollment Specialist, Make the Road New York Nataliya Chernaya, Senior Navigator, Yeled v’Yalda’s…
  • Oct 27

    Weekly Round-up October 27th, 2014

    Weekly Round-up October 27th, 2014
    Immigration Status Not “Fatal” in Name Change Application in NYC: In Matter of Arrieta Salas, petitioner appealed the order of the Civil Court of the City of New York, New York County, because the decision denied her application…
  • Oct 24

    From Poverty To Opportunity Symposium: Creating Supportive Work Experiences for Disconnected Youth

    From Poverty To Opportunity Symposium: Creating Supportive Work Experiences for Disconnected Youth
    By: Natalie Diratsouian Panelists: Carson Hicks, Deputy Executive Director, New York City Center for Economic Opportunity M’Shell Patterson, Assistant Director and Director of Young Adult Internship Program, Assistant Director,…
Rank this Week: 3118

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
  • Oct 29

    Should You Move for Mistrial?

    Should You Move for Mistrial?
    Certain things that happen during trial may be so improper and prejudicial that they deprive a party of the right to a fair trial. That’s when counsel may move for a mistrial. But just because you can doesn’t mean you should. Like…
  • Oct 27

    Keeping Tabs on a Bad Neighbor

    Keeping Tabs on a Bad Neighbor
    When a conflict arises between neighbors, attorneys often recommend that their clients keep a record of events. A written log of dates and times is one thing, but a video or audio recording can easily step over the line from keeping tabs to…
  • Oct 24

    2 Ways to Lose Credibility in Court

    2 Ways to Lose Credibility in Court
    You likely start out with credibility in the eyes of the judge. After all, you’re an officer of the court. But that initial benefit of the doubt can easily slip away, and once you’ve lost your credibility, the case may not be far…
Rank this Week: 2905

Givens Law Group Family Law Blog

Givens Law Group Family Law Blog

Covers all aspects of Family Law in Florida.

http://www.familylawfirmflorida.com/Blog_System/Recent_Blog_Posts/RSS.xml
  • Oct 29

    Too Much Durational Alimony?

    Too Much Durational Alimony?
    One of the "newest" forms of alimony in Florida is "durational" alimony. While it is one of the newest forms of alimony, the durational alimony law has been in place since July 1, 2010. Durational alimony is a type of alimony that is a…
  • Oct 27

    Putative Father Registry

    Putative Father Registry
    In Florida, when a child is born out of wedlock (the parents are not married at the time of birth) the mother is presumed to be the "natural guardian" of the child. The effect of this presumption is that the mother solely has legally…
  • Oct 24

    Modifying Non-modifiable Alimony

    Modifying Non-modifiable Alimony
    Marital settlement agreements frequently contain provisions regarding alimony. Great care must be taken in drafting alimony agreements as the number of payments, amount of the payment, and conditions regarding when alimony will end must…
Rank this Week: 2062

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

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

    Is a 401k Awarded From a Previous Divorce During Our Marriage Subject to Property Division?

    Is a 401k Awarded From a Previous Divorce During Our Marriage Subject to Property Division?
    Question:My wife and I are divorcing, both our second marriage. During our marriage, my wife received a QDRO awarding her a 401k from her previous husband.Is her 401k awarded from a previous marriage during our marriage subjecRead More...
  • Oct 27

    Consequences of Changing the Locks on the Marital Home

    Consequences of Changing the Locks on the Marital Home
    Question:My wife moved out of the marital home 90 days ago and has not returned nor has any plans to return. Both of our names are on the title to the home.Can I change the locks without legal repercussion? Answer:While I cannotRead…
  • Oct 23

    Video: Cordell & Cordell News - October 24, 2014

    Video: Cordell & Cordell News - October 24, 2014
    DadsDivorce and MensDivorce as well as their sponsor, Cordell & Cordell, present a news video for the week of October 24, 2014.This week, Cordell & Cordell Principal Partner Joe Cordell added a new article to his…
Rank this Week: 110

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

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

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

    GT Advanced Technologies – Apple Sapphire Manufacturing Partner – Files Bankruptcy

    GT Advanced Technologies – Apple Sapphire Manufacturing Partner – Files Bankruptcy
    GT Advanced Technologies Inc. (GTAT) has filed for bankruptcy seeking Chapter 11 protection by the court. GTAT is a sapphire manufacturing company that recently received a huge pre-payment from the Apple corporation in the amount of $578…
  • Oct 5

    Bankruptcy Court Holds Secured Creditors Can Be “Crammed Down” With Below-Market Replacement Note

    Bankruptcy Court Holds Secured Creditors Can Be “Crammed Down” With Below-Market Replacement Note
    On 26 August, 2014, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York State’s Southern District held in the case of MPM Silicones, LLC that it was acceptable for secured creditors to be “crammed down” in chapter 11 bankruptcy plans…
  • Sep 20

    Trump Entertainment Resort Files for Bankruptcy

    Trump Entertainment Resort Files for Bankruptcy
    Trump Entertainment Resorts has filed bankruptcy for the third time. The action represents yet another blow to Atlantic City’s struggling casino gaming industry. The company runs two casinos in the city. With an ever-increasing level of…
Rank this Week: 2986

Mississippi Family Lawyer Blog

Mississippi Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.mississippifamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 28

    If You Separate, You May Have To Compensate: Separate Maintenance in Mississippi

    If You Separate, You May Have To Compensate: Separate Maintenance in Mississippi
    As a Mississippi divorce and family law attorney, I advise my clients on both legal and non-legal issues on a daily basis. Through my professional experience and my personal interactions with married individuals, I have learned that…
  • Oct 7

    Treatment of Business Interests in Property Division

    Treatment of Business Interests in Property Division
    It may come as a surprise to some, but a divorcing spouse's financial or ownership interest in a business may be classified as "marital property" by a court when dividing property in a divorce. As an equitable distribution state, Mississippi…
  • Oct 2

    What's Yours May Be Not Be "Yours" in a Divorce: Separate Property vs. Marital Property

    What's Yours May Be Not Be "Yours" in a Divorce: Separate Property vs. Marital Property
    In the wake of a divorce, it is not uncommon for spouses to start claiming what is "their" individual property. However, simply "claiming" property as your own does not make it so. Property that a divorcing spouse thinks he or she…
Rank this Week: 2018

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, paternity and legal separation issues. By Roy M. Doppelt and Associates.

http://www.sandiegodivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 28

    California Court Denied Father's Request for Custody

    California Court Denied Father's Request for Custody
    Whether parents are married or not, when they decide to split up or divorce, there will be matters of child custody to address. In an ideal situation, the parents will agree to a parenting plan that serves the best interests of the children.…
  • Oct 21

    Same-Sex Couples Who Marry Could Encounter Obstacles to Divorce

    Same-Sex Couples Who Marry Could Encounter Obstacles to Divorce
    Laws governing marriage and divorce vary from state to state, including whether the jurisdiction recognizes a same-sex union. Just recently, the United States Supreme Court refused to hear any cases on same-sex marriage from the lower…
  • Oct 14

    California Court Precludes Ex-Wife's Challenge of Child Support Arrearage and Attorney Fee

    California Court Precludes Ex-Wife's Challenge of Child Support Arrearage and Attorney Fee
    The California Family Code and other portions of state law govern many aspects of a divorce proceeding. Courts in this state are empowered to issue any number of orders affecting the parties' rights to items such as marital property, spousal…
Rank this Week: 4043

Fathers' Rights

Fathers' Rights

Educates fathers going through divorce and custody cases on how to preserve their rights and maintain healthy relationships with their children. By Regina I. Edwards.

http://georgiafathersrights.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 28

    What Does a Paternity Determination Mean?

    What Does a Paternity Determination Mean?
    What Does a Paternity Determination Mean?Determining paternity means determining the identify of the biological father of a specific child for purposes of the law.  It is a process that decides who fathered the child and should therefore…
  • Aug 20

    Divorce is increasing, not decreasing, says new study

    Divorce is increasing, not decreasing, says new study
    Divorce is increasing, not decreasing, says new studyA new study sheds some light on the U.S. divorce rate, and what has really been going on over the past few decades. It was thought that the divorce rate was decreasing since the 1970s, but…
  • Aug 13

    Hiding assets during divorce? Prepare for a tax audit

    Hiding assets during divorce? Prepare for a tax audit
    Hiding assets during divorce? Prepare for a tax auditGoing through the divorce process can be a stressful experience. After all, couples are put in a position to split up nearly every aspect of the years they spent together. For…
Rank this Week: 1681

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/
  • Oct 28

    Custody rights of gay and lesbian parent

    Custody rights of gay and lesbian parent
    I can bear [all else except that] … my two children are taken from me by legal procedure. That is, and always will remain to me a source of infinite distress, or infinite pain…. The disgrace of prison is as nothing compared with…
  • Oct 19

    Improving Statutory ‘Best Interest’ Factor

    Improving Statutory ‘Best Interest’ Factor
    With broad, fundamental changes to custody law under serious consideration in North Dakota and other states, looking at ways to improve existing “best interest” statutes may seem a bit mundane. The broad, sweeping changes that are…
  • Oct 4

    “Commitment to marriage” as a new “best interests” factor

    “Commitment to marriage” as a new “best interests” factor
    Covenant marriage laws, like proposals to reinstate fault-based divorce, are addressed to the grounds for divorce. It is unclear how, if at all, they would affect the outcome of custody cases. Whether a legislature decides to enact either…
Rank this Week: 3025

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/
  • Oct 28

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

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

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

    U.S. Supreme Court Hands Another Win to Gay Marriage Activist
    The same-sex marriage battle tipped in the favor of gay and lesbian couples last week. On October 7, 2014, the Supreme Court refused to hear same-sex marriage decisions appealed from the lower courts. Those courts had ruled in favor of gay…
  • Oct 14

    Domestic Violence Dominates Sports Headline

    Domestic Violence Dominates Sports Headline
    As of this writing, the San Francisco Giants, a wild card pick, just trounced the Washington Nationals in the Division Series. The Giants, who tend to perform well in post-season games, are off to play the San Louis Cardinals. Sports, it…
Rank this Week: 2317

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/
  • Oct 28

    Should I Use an Expert to help with my Divorce?

    Should I Use an Expert to help with my Divorce?
    It is common in contested divorce cases for one or both parties to hire a family law attorney. Divorce attorneys are experts in the law; however, they are not all necessarily experts in specialized areas that some divorces involve.…
  • Oct 27

    Which Spouse Should File for Divorce?

    Which Spouse Should File for Divorce?
    If you and/or your spouse are contemplating divorce, one of the initial considerations is whether you should file for divorce or wait for your spouse to file first. Specifically, is there an advantage or disadvantage to filing for divorce…
  • Oct 21

    Upcoming Changes to Family Code Section 4323(a): Same-Sex Equality

    Upcoming Changes to Family Code Section 4323(a): Same-Sex Equality
    Gender neutral language has not always been present in the California Family Code. For instance, the current California Family Code Section 4323(a)(1) reads as follows: "Except as otherwise agreed to by the parties in writing, there is a…
Rank this Week: 2022

One (Divorce) Lawyer's Perspective

One (Divorce) Lawyer's Perspective

Covers legal issues related to Pennsylvania domestic relations matters. By Michael L. Viola.

http://1phillydivorcelawyer.wordpress.com
  • Oct 28

    A New Day is Dawning

    A New Day is Dawning
    I remember back when I was first starting to practice law. At that time, there were three possible locations for a family law matter in Philadelphia: some matters were in City Hall, some were at 1801 Vine Street, and other matters were at…
  • Jun 12

    Maybe I am just being picky….

    Maybe I am just being picky….
    There is a new reality-TV show on Bravo called “Untying the Knot” In this show, matrimonial attorney Vikki Ziegler, Esquire, who practices law in  New York and New Jersey at the firm of Ziegler and Zemsky LLC, works…
  • Nov 22

    Coming up on the end of another year

    Coming up on the end of another year
    As I write this post, Thanksgiving Day is less than a week away. Christmas and New Years Day will be upon us sooner than we would like. For many this is the time of the year when people get together with their families (family of birth, or…
Rank this Week: 4257

Charlotte Divorce Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.charlottedivorcelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 678

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/
  • Oct 28

    Dallas divorce lawyer has unique perspective

    Dallas divorce lawyer has unique perspective
    Dallas divorce attorney Michelle May O’Neil has a unique perspective because she practices both litigation and appeals in the Texas family law area. This helps her see a case not only as an advocate for the client’s position to…
  • Oct 14

    What can a family law appellate lawyer do for my case?

    What can a family law appellate lawyer do for my case?
    Yes, family law appellate lawyers handle appeals to the Texas court of appeals or the Texas Supreme Court. We read records, write briefs, and make oral arguments.  We research rules and analyze case opinions. But, adding an appellate…
  • Sep 30

    Would living in Texas have been better for Mr. Hamm in his Oklahoma divorce?

    Would living in Texas have been better for Mr. Hamm in his Oklahoma divorce?
    The Harold Hamm divorce in Oklahoma is getting a lot of media attention right now. The divorce trial has started and the wife is making allegations that the husband’s company is rewriting history to downplay his role in the…
Rank this Week: 830

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/
  • Oct 28

    Maryland Recognizes Same-Sex Marriage (and Divorce); Some States Don’t

    Maryland Recognizes Same-Sex Marriage (and Divorce); Some States Don’t
    State laws govern various aspects of marriage and divorce. Since each state has the authority to enact such laws, there are many differences, both procedural and substantive, throughout the country. Here in Maryland, in 2012, Governor…
  • Oct 16

    Maryland Governor O’Malley Establishes Commission on Child Custody Decision Making

    Maryland Governor O’Malley Establishes Commission on Child Custody Decision Making
    Child custody disputes are arguably among the most emotionally charged issues a couple will face during a divorce proceeding. In many cases, both spouses approach the issue of child custody with the hope of spending as much time with their…
  • Sep 30

    Maryland Court Denied Husband’s Effort to Terminate Alimony

    Maryland Court Denied Husband’s Effort to Terminate Alimony
    Divorce affects each family in a unique way. In most cases, however, the parties will have to address and resolve many emotional and financial matters. Some of the more significant financial issues concern child support, spousal support,…
Rank this Week: 2739

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Covers divorce and family law in Illinois.

http://www.divorce-attorney-illinois.com/
  • Oct 28

    Secular Law & Religious Law: Divorce in the Jewish Communitie

    Secular Law & Religious Law: Divorce in the Jewish Communitie
    In the United States, there is a firm commitment to keeping religion out of its legislative affairs. All religious issues are generally tempered by standards that the Supreme Court has set to help balance religious ideas against secular…
  • Oct 21

    Social Media & Divorce Rates: The Divorce Contagion on Facebook

    Social Media & Divorce Rates: The Divorce Contagion on Facebook
    Social media has entered our lives and has revolutionized the way we communicate and interact with each other. Though we tend to glorify the extent that social media has changed our lives, we sometimes forget to recognize the pitfalls of…
  • Oct 14

    Victory for Survivors of Domestic Violence: A Stay of Deportation

    Victory for Survivors of Domestic Violence: A Stay of Deportation
    The recent news coverage and controversy regarding Ray Rice has thrust domestic violence and intimate partner violence into the spotlight. The dialogue about domestic abuse and violence has been incited, and the media has watched as a…
Rank this Week: 2001

Tennessee Collaborative Divorce…

Tennessee Collaborative Divorce Blog

Covers family law. By Papa & Roberts, PLLC.

http://www.tennesseecollaborativedivorceblog.com/
  • Oct 27

    Roadmap of the Collaborative Divorce Proce

    Roadmap of the Collaborative Divorce Proce
    Many of my clients choose collaborative divorce as the means by which they dissolve their marriage and move into their post-divorce lives – especially if they have children together and want to maintain as positive a co-parenting…
  • Aug 15

    The Role of Attorneys in Collaborative Divorce

    The Role of Attorneys in Collaborative Divorce
    One of many myths about lawyers is that in all professional circumstances they are called to be “zealous advocates” for their clients, which is typically interpreted to mean that the lawyer is to fight for what the client…
  • Jun 7

    Helping collaborative divorce clients effectively negotiate beyond just the facts and figures of the case

    Helping collaborative divorce clients effectively negotiate beyond just the facts and figures of the case
    Any dispute resolution process for families in conflict that adopts a problem-solving approach (such as divorce mediation and collaborative divorce), as opposed to an adversarial, competitive approach like litigation, understands that people…
Rank this Week: 2458