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Family Law Source

Family Law Source

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

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

    Father Reasonably Withheld Support for College Tuition

    Father Reasonably Withheld Support for College Tuition
    Parents who are divorcing in Pennsylvania often express willingness to pay for their children’s college tuition when the time should come.  Some parents even put their commitment in writing. Yet, as this case demonstrates,…
  • Sep 7

    Child Support Agreement Does not Limit Father’s Obligation

    Child Support Agreement Does not Limit Father’s Obligation
    A recent Pennsylvania Superior Court decision considers: (a) whether a father’s child support obligation is limited by a settlement agreement; and (b) whether the court should assign an earning capacity to a mother who provides full…
  • Sep 7

    College Support Agreement Enforceable in Pennsylvania

    College Support Agreement Enforceable in Pennsylvania
    Divorced and separated parents in Pennsylvania with children going off to college may wonder who is responsible for paying the tuition. A recent Superior Court court decision reminds us of the law governing college support in Pennsylvania.…
Rank this Week: 4451

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/
  • Sep 13

    Children’s Statements and Hearsay Exceptions in New York Divorce and Family Law

    Children’s Statements and Hearsay Exceptions in New York Divorce and Family Law
    An out of court statement offered for the truth of the matter asserted is hearsay under the evidence rules and are not admissible at a trial or hearing, unless they fall under a hearsay exception. This blog is intended to help give an…
  • Sep 7

    What are Divorce Mediators Standards of Conduct?

    What are Divorce Mediators Standards of Conduct?
    I am a big fan of alternative dispute resolution such as mediation and collaborative law. Lawyers in New York are guided by the Code of Professional Responsibility. When I am in my role as a mediator, however, I am not acting as a lawyer at…
  • Aug 29

    What are extraordinary circumstances in New York child custody and guardianship cases?

    What are extraordinary circumstances in New York child custody and guardianship cases?
    Previously, I have touched upon the rights of grandparents and non-parents in child custody and visitation or parenting time cases against parents in New York.  In my years of practice in New York City, the surrounding areas, and as a…
Rank this Week: 1563

Houston Divorce Lawyer Blog

Houston Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers the divorce process. By Ramos Law Firm.

http://www.ramosfamilylaw.com/houstondivorceblog/
  • Sep 13

    How to Protect Children During a Divorce

    How to Protect Children During a Divorce
    When a marriage is no longer sustainable, a divorce may be inevitable. While this is clearly a strenuous time for both spouses, it can be even more psychologically damaging for children who find themselves stuck in the middle. As a ……
  • Sep 11

    How to Speed Up the Divorce Proce

    How to Speed Up the Divorce Proce
    In the state of Texas, divorce proceedings require a substantial amount of time. At best, a simple, uncontested divorce with no complicating factors takes at least 60 days. Two entire months can feel like an eternity in some situations, and…
  • Sep 9

    Why a Divorce Lawyer is Essential

    Why a Divorce Lawyer is Essential
    If you’re facing divorce, it may be tempting to go into it alone. However, it is strongly recommended that you reconsider. Even an uncontested divorce is going to have twists and turns along the way that should be handled by ……
Rank this Week: 3697

Next Phase Legal Blog

Next Phase Legal Blog

Covers divorce and family law. By Next Phase Legal LLC.

http://nextphaselegal.com/blog/
  • Sep 13

    Discover Medfield Day 2014!

    Discover Medfield Day 2014!
    When I opened my law firm in Medfield last winter, one of the first things I did was to join MEMO – Medfield Employers & Merchants Organization.   Actually, one of the first things I did was to get a refrigerator and a coffee…
  • Sep 8

    Grandparent Visitation Rights in Massachusett

    Grandparent Visitation Rights in Massachusett
    When does a grandparent have visitation rights in Massachusetts? As with many legal issues, the answer to this question is the old standby…”it depends.” Family Status A grandparent’s rights to visit their grandchild…
  • Aug 27

    Market Basket Blue

    Market Basket Blue
    The Market Basket fiasco has dominated Massachusetts news this summer.   It also provides a magnificent example of how NOT to resolve a business dispute. A boardroom battle was transformed into a public spectacle with employees and…
Rank this Week: 2644

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

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

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Sep 12

    The Children Act : Ian McEwan

    The Children Act : Ian McEwan
    I wasn’t going to read this book, fearful of the same galling disappointment when Silk (in series 3) started to lose its sense of realism and go off into flights of legal fancy. But then I read Ian McEwan’s piece in the Graun…
  • Sep 3

    Family Law Awards Voting Deadline is Monday!

    Family Law Awards Voting Deadline is Monday!
    If you have not yet voted for your chosen candidate for the various Jordans Family Law awards you’d better get your skates on – the deadline is midnight on Monday. You can vote here for your choice of Commentator of the year…
  • Sep 3

    No Surprises There Then

    No Surprises There Then
    Took a trip to London this week and in the process missed both the evidence given on behalf of the family bar by FLBA Chair Susan Jacklin QC (and others) to the Justice Committee in the course of their LASPO enquiry and a chance to attend the…
Rank this Week: 861

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/
  • Sep 12

    Malaysia Child Custody: Next Step in 5+ Year-old Case

    Malaysia Child Custody: Next Step in 5+ Year-old Case
    Court strikes out appeal by Muslim husband in interfaith custody caseBY V. ANBALAGAN, ASSISTANT NEWS EDITORPublished: 10 September…
  • Sep 11

    How to Win a U.S. Hague Abduction Convention Case

    How to Win a U.S. Hague Abduction Convention Case
    by Jeremy D. MorleyHere are some tips for attorneys and clients faced with instituting or defending child abduction proceedings under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, whether in the United States or…
  • Sep 10

    Law-Shopping & Forum-Shopping in International Prenuptial Agreement

    Law-Shopping & Forum-Shopping in International Prenuptial Agreement
    by Jeremy D. MorleyWe handle many prenuptial agreements between spouses who have connections to the United Kingdom and the United States, always working with local counsel as appropriate.Drafting prenuptial agreements is always challenging…
Rank this Week: 865

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Sep 12

    Tips for Grandparent's Navigating Their Child's Divorce

    Tips for Grandparent's Navigating Their Child's Divorce
    In a divorce, it is not only the immediate partner and children that are affected. Extended family members, such as grandparents, play a vital role in helping navigate the after-effects of a divorce. Not only can they impact both divorcing…
  • Sep 11

    Pamela Anderson Halts Divorce Proceeding

    Pamela Anderson Halts Divorce Proceeding
    On-Again, Off-Again Couple Pamela Anderson filed for divorce of husband Rick Solomon in July. In August, the actress petitioned the court to toss the divorce filing. This is the second time that Anderson has married and asked to split from…
  • Sep 10

    Research Suggests Middle-Age Women Seek Passion, Not Divorce

    Research Suggests Middle-Age Women Seek Passion, Not Divorce
    Sociological research that will be presented at an upcoming conference suggests that middle-aged women that are just seeking passion in a relationship are less likely to file for divorce and more likely to engage in an extramarital affair.…
Rank this Week: 497

Orange County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Orange County Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.orangecountydivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 12

    Child Custody Exchange leads to Shooting

    Child Custody Exchange leads to Shooting
    In Randleman, North Carolina, a man was injured after being shot during a child custody exchange at a McDonald's in Randleman Sunday afternoon. In a report released by Randleman Police Tuesday, the incident took place around 4:47 p.m. when…
  • Sep 10

    Statutory Rape Victim Forced to Pay Child Support

    Statutory Rape Victim Forced to Pay Child Support
    Nick Olivas became a father at 14, a fact he wouldn't learn for eight years. While in high school, Olivas had sex with a 20-year-old woman. As he sees it now, she took advantage of a lonely kid going through a rough patch at home. State law…
  • Sep 8

    Jason Patric Child Custody Battle Continue

    Jason Patric Child Custody Battle Continue
    Jason Patric, Actor, Activist and Founder of 'Stand Up for Gus', went back to court on September 2 to resume the trial that was erroneously aborted by the prior trial judge and directed to take place by the Court of Appeal, which was ruled in…
Rank this Week: 173

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Sep 12

    Why do enduring marriages often fail in middle age?

    Why do enduring marriages often fail in middle age?
    According to a comprehensive recent study carried out into divorce in middle age, researchers noticed that their results not only backed up their initial expectations, but proved that the growing trend they anticipated had quickly become a…
  • Sep 12

    A tale of four cases...

    A tale of four cases...
    Not exactly Dickens, but my posts this week on Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog include:K (Children): Judges have to give themselves time to make decisions - A look at the recent case K (Children) (notwithstanding that I…
  • Sep 11

    Internet Newsletter for Lawyers September/October 2014

    Internet Newsletter for Lawyers September/October 2014
    The latest issue of the Internet Newsletter for Lawyers is now published.  In this issueLegal practice – Tessa Shepperson shares her experience of working on the web since 2001SEO – Michael Scutt of Crane & Staples…
Rank this Week: 1036

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
  • Sep 12

    5 Tips to Make the Most of Requests for Admission

    5 Tips to Make the Most of Requests for Admission
    Requests for admission are very valuable yet underutilized tools. They’re one of the best techniques to create admissible evidence for summary judgment and trial—make good use of them! With requests for admission, you can take an…
  • Sep 10

    You Don’t Own Me—Is it Employer or Employee Social Media Content?

    You Don’t Own Me—Is it Employer or Employee Social Media Content?
    The following is a guest blog post by Olga Savage of Hartnett, Smith & Paetkau in Redwood City. Olga primarily represents employers in labor and employment law matters. Many employers have implemented employment contracts and policies…
  • Sep 8

    Supreme Court Takes Up Federal Right to Same-Sex Marriage

    Supreme Court Takes Up Federal Right to Same-Sex Marriage
    From the former capital of the Confederacy in Richmond, Virginia, comes the spark for a Supreme Court decision that could extend same-sex marriage to all fifty states within a year. On August 20, 2014, the Supreme Court stayed the Fourth…
Rank this Week: 1572

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

By Alan Robert Burton.

http://www.bocaratondivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 12

    Florida Judge Facing Ethics Charges Following Divorce Ruling

    Florida Judge Facing Ethics Charges Following Divorce Ruling
    In the midst of contested and adversarial divorces cases, judges are expected to be the neutral, impartial, objective party who make decisions when divorcing couples cannot agree. Generally, you are able to trust that if both sides make…
  • Sep 10

    What is “Good Fortune” Child Support in Florida?

    What is “Good Fortune” Child Support in Florida?
    Florida child support laws include a specific formula by which to calculate child support orders. The formula takes into account factors such as the number of children at issue, each parent’s income, expenses, costs of child care, costs…
  • Sep 4

    How is my Inheritance Affected by my Florida Divorce?

    How is my Inheritance Affected by my Florida Divorce?
    Upon divorce, Florida law requires that all marital assets and property be equitably divided between the spouses. First, the court must determine which assets are considered to be marital property and which assets are separate (or…
Rank this Week: 4545

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

Covers family law in South Carolina.

http://www.scfamilylaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 12

    Is South Carolina One of the Worst States for Divorce?

    Is South Carolina One of the Worst States for Divorce?
    A few weeks ago, ABC News featured an article discussing which states are the worst states for divorce. New York divorce attorney Bruce Provda used data from the U.S. Census Bureau, state bar…
  • Sep 11

    Military Divorce in South Carolina

    Military Divorce in South Carolina
    Serving in the military can sometimes present tricky issues for those facing a separation or divorce. Consider the following areas, which can lead to confusion for those unfamiliar with the process of military divorce in South Carolina:…
  • Sep 10

    How Are Gifts Divided in a Divorce in South Carolina?

    How Are Gifts Divided in a Divorce in South Carolina?
    “It’s better to give than to receive.” That may be true in general, but not if you’re going through a separation or divorce. So, how are gifts divided in a divorce? In South Carolina, gifts are placed into a…
Rank this Week: 2570

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Sep 12

    Video: Cordell & Cordell News - September 12, 2014

    Video: Cordell & Cordell News - September 12, 2014
    DadsDivorce and MensDivorce as well as their sponsor, Cordell & Cordell, present a news video for the week of September 12, 2014.This week, Cordell & Cordell announced two free upcoming seminars including…
  • Sep 11

    DadsDivorce LIVE: The Importance in Choosing One’s Attorney

    DadsDivorce LIVE: The Importance in Choosing One’s Attorney
    Attorney Heather Biagi who practices with Cordell & Cordell, again sits down with online editor Katie Davis to discuss the importance in choosing an attorney that will best represent one’s case. She mentions the fact that…
  • Sep 10

    5 Bizarre Divorce Laws in the U.S.

    5 Bizarre Divorce Laws in the U.S.
    By Katie DavisDivorce can have a huge impact on people's lives and can certainly make those involved with it act in unusual or atypical ways. But, sometimes, the actual divorce laws are already pretty strange. Read through these five…
Rank this Week: 115

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Covers developments in Tennessee family law.

http://herstontennesseefamilylaw.com/
  • Sep 12

    Photo of the Week: Bear Cub in the Smoky Mountain

    Photo of the Week: Bear Cub in the Smoky Mountain
    Information provided by K.O. Herston: Knoxville, Tennessee Divorce, Matrimonial and Family Law Attorney.Filed under: Photography Tagged: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Photography
  • Sep 11

    Finding of No Material Change Reversed in Dyersberg Parenting Dispute: In re Lauren S.

    Finding of No Material Change Reversed in Dyersberg Parenting Dispute: In re Lauren S.
    Facts: Never-married Mother and Father are the parents of Child. A parenting plan was entered designating Mother as the primary residential parent and awarding Father 130 days of parenting time. Subsequent to the entry of the parenting plan,…
  • Sep 8

    Tennessee Family Law Update CLE Videos Now Online

    Tennessee Family Law Update CLE Videos Now Online
    We are finalizing the details for the upcoming Tennessee Family Law Update 2014 continuing legal education seminars. Registration will open soon. Check this blog or the Seminars page for the latest information. In the meantime, Tennessee…
Rank this Week: 1591

electronic divorce attorney

electronic divorce attorney

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

http://electronicdivorceattorney.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 12

    The Economics of Child Support

    The Economics of Child Support
    DHS Director Maura CorriganThe Michigan Auditor General gave a high grade to the arm of the state bureaucracy responsible for collecting and distributing child support.  In the two year audit period billions in child support dollars were…
  • Jul 13

    Digital Precautions in Preparation for Divorce

    Digital Precautions in Preparation for Divorce
    So you've decided to take that fateful step and file a complaint for divorce.  Prior to doing so, consider these tips, mostly taken from USA Today reporter Kim Kommando's article reprinted in the Freep.1.  Change Passwords.…
  • Jun 20

    Family Court Judge Did Not Violate Teenager's Constitutional Rights Excluding Her From Parents' Custody Hearing

    Family Court Judge Did Not Violate Teenager's Constitutional Rights Excluding Her From Parents' Custody Hearing
    By:  Timothy P. FlynnThis is a case with an important message from the Ohio Supreme Court.  Thus, while the In Re AG opinion, released yesterday, does not bind family courts here in Michigan, it is nevertheless…
Rank this Week: 1602

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
  • Sep 11

    Husband Jailed for Hiding Assets in Divorce

    Husband Jailed for Hiding Assets in Divorce
    Promising that his wife would not get anything from him in his divorce, including child support, Steven K. Zinnel, 50, of California, filed bankruptcy in 2005.  He also asked the FBI to investigate his wife. That backfired when…
  • Sep 9

    Honey Maid Ad Targets Blended Familie

    Honey Maid Ad Targets Blended Familie
    Honey Maid, which makes those delicious graham-crackers is celebrating families that have been reconfigured by divorce. The company’s new advertising campaign is intended to send a message that: “Just because a family has broken…
  • Aug 28

    Divorce Selfie

    Divorce Selfie
    Chris Gayomali reports that, shortly after their divorce, Keith Hinson and Michelle Knight of Florida took a picture of themselves, smiling and holding their divorce decree outside the courtroom. They posted it to Instagram with the caption,…
Rank this Week: 1050

Jackson White Family Law Blog

Jackson White Family Law Blog

Covers the workings of family law, including recent legal changes, hot topics and pressing issues in this legal industry.

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/arizona-family-law/blog/
  • Sep 11

    Why Divorces Are More Common with Female Firstborn Children

    Why Divorces Are More Common with Female Firstborn Children
    In a study done by the National Longitudinal Study of Youth in 1979, it found that couples that tend to get divorce usually have had a firstborn daughter instead of a son. However, in a recent study done by researchers Amar Hamoudi…
  • Sep 9

    Why Divorces Are More Common with Female Firstborn Children

    Why Divorces Are More Common with Female Firstborn Children
    In a study done by the National Longitudinal Study of Youth in 1979, it found that couples that tend to get divorce usually have had a firstborn daughter instead of a son. However, in a recent study done by researchers Amar Hamoudi…
  • Sep 4

    The Scapegoat or Cinderella Effect

    The Scapegoat or Cinderella Effect
    Recent studies show that it is not uncommon for one-two children to receive abuse, while their siblings remain perfectly healthy. Judith Cohen, a medical director for a hospital, explains that employees at the hospital have definitely seen…
Rank this Week: 3004

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/
  • Sep 11

    What are the Changes to New Jersey Alimony Laws? An Overview

    What are the Changes to New Jersey Alimony Laws? An Overview
    Last night, Governor Christie signed into law amendments that radically alters New Jersey Alimony laws. These momentous amendments are effective immediately. Over my nearly 2 decades as a New Jersey divorce attorney, I would occasionally…
  • Sep 8

    If We Both Agree, May New Jersey Child Support be Legally Waived?

    If We Both Agree, May New Jersey Child Support be Legally Waived?
    As a New Jersey divorce attorney, I routinely come across matters where one party, or sometimes even both parties, want to forget about the issue of child support. I have been asked on many occasions, "if we both agree, can New Jersey child…
  • Aug 19

    Which State Will Have Jurisdiction Over My New Jersey Child Support Order If I Move?

    Which State Will Have Jurisdiction Over My New Jersey Child Support Order If I Move?
    Given that football pre-season has begun, I thought it would be great to share with you a New Jersey family law case that involves none other than former New York Giants star Ahmad Bradshaw. The case was centered on jurisdiction, an issue…
Rank this Week: 3779

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: 4774

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
  • Sep 11

    Military retirement and Texas divorce

    Military retirement and Texas divorce
    Military pensions, or military retirement as it is often called, can be an extremely complex and tedious part of a Texas divorce. Generally, dividing retirement plans in divorces can be complex legal and financial undertakings but military…
  • Sep 8

    The Hidden Danger of Child Support Income Withholding

    The Hidden Danger of Child Support Income Withholding
    In Texas divorces with children, child support is almost always awarded and along with the award for support come an income withholding order (IWO) to allow the child support to be garnished from the paying parent’s paycheck. The paying…
  • Sep 2

    Can I file an FMLA lawsuit in Texas state courts?

    Can I file an FMLA lawsuit in Texas state courts?
    Yes, under section 107 of the Family Medical Leave Act, a covered employee may file suit in a federal or state court with competent jurisdiction to hear the FMLA claims. That means an employee with FMLA claims can certainly file those FMLA…
Rank this Week: 1630

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.indianafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 11

    Attorney Christine Douglas volunteers at Mediation Day

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

    Attorney Michele Jackson among community leaders modeling for Dress For Succe

    Attorney Michele Jackson among community leaders modeling for Dress For Succe
    Tonight is the 12th annual Stepping Out In Style fundraising event presented by Dress for Success Indianapolis and PNC Bank at the JW Mariott in Indianapolis. Stepping Out in Style is a fundraising event to raise money to support Dress for…
  • Aug 26

    Resources for helping your children through divorce

    Resources for helping your children through divorce
    If you are planning to divorce, as a parent you have many concerns, the first of which may be how to tell your children. If you are in counseling, your therapist may have several suggestions for sharing the news with your children and…
Rank this Week: 2174

Linda's Law Blog

Linda's Law Blog

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

http://lindakernslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 11

    Home of the free, because of the brave

    Home of the free, because of the brave
  • Sep 10

    Can I get divorced now, and deal with the rest later?

    Can I get divorced now, and deal with the rest later?
    For various reasons, clients often would like to finalize their divorce prior to resolving equitable distribution or other issues.  If, for example, the parties have been separated for a long time and they have not been able to agree on…
  • Sep 7

    Does my child have to testify in our upcoming custody trial?

    Does my child have to testify in our upcoming custody trial?
    When a parent is involved in custody litigation, often one of his first concerns is whether his child will have to testify.  Initially, our answer is that it depends on a lot of different factors.  To the extent possible, we often…
Rank this Week: 1802

Alabama Divorce & Family Law…

Alabama Divorce & Family Law Attorney Blog

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

http://www.birminghamdivorceblog.com/
  • Sep 11

    Richter v. Richter: On Personal Jurisdiction in Divorce Case

    Richter v. Richter: On Personal Jurisdiction in Divorce Case
    Richter v. Richter, a case from the Alaska Supreme Court, involved a couple who were married in 2010 in California.  They separated in 2011 and filed for divorce. At trial, the husband (“Defendant”) argued that the court…
  • Sep 7

    Dalton v. Dalton: On the Rules of Evidence in Divorce Proceeding

    Dalton v. Dalton: On the Rules of Evidence in Divorce Proceeding
    Dalton v. Dalton, an appeal from the Supreme Court of Maine, involved a couple who were married in 2002 and divorced in 2013.  The couple had three children together at the time of this action, including a ten-year-old daughter and a set…
  • Sep 3

    Child Custody and Protections for Deployed Service Member

    Child Custody and Protections for Deployed Service Member
    Divorce is always complicated and personally challenging, but for service members, the process of divorce can be even more difficult. In addition to the complexities of asset division, service members who are stationed overseas may find it…
Rank this Week: 1229

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/
  • Sep 11

    Best Interest Factors: What are they?

    Best Interest Factors: What are they?
    Whether the court is determining the initial child custody order, or modifying the order after a judgment has been entered, they will consider the "best interest factors." The best interest factors help the referee or judge determine what…
  • Aug 22

    Bill Protects Soldiers in Child Custody Case

    Bill Protects Soldiers in Child Custody Case
    A bill has been proposed to protect military members in child custody cases while serving overseas. The proposed bill responds to a Lenawee County judge's decision to order a sailor to come to court despite him being aboard a U.S. submarine.…
  • Aug 15

    Same-Sex Couples Facing Issues with Divorce and Child Custody.

    Same-Sex Couples Facing Issues with Divorce and Child Custody.
    An article was recently published by USA Today, describing the legal issues that same-sex couples face when trying to divorce. Since not all states recognize same-sex marriages, divorce proves near impossible. Even if the couples try to…
Rank this Week: 4091

RandyWallace

RandyWallace

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

http://randywallace.wordpress.com/
  • Sep 11

    A little overkill?

    A little overkill?
    For the last couple of days a few signs have been in a yard I pass on the way to work.  By my count, there are 20 “No Trespassing” signs.  Seems just a bit much.  Neighbor dispute?  Overzealous girlscout…
  • Aug 13

    Do children have a claim for alienation of affection?

    Do children have a claim for alienation of affection?
    The traditional law of alienation of affection cases is somewhat straight forward.   The tort of alienation of affections was recognized in Mississippi as early as 1926 in McRae v. Robinson, 145 Miss. 191, 110 So. 504 (1926). In Camp v.…
  • Jun 21

    Words that aren’t in the Constitution

    Words that aren’t in the Constitution
    Chris McDaniel is widely quoted as saying “The word ‘education’ is not in the Constitution. Because the word is not in the Constitution, it’s none of their business…”   This sounds interesting…
Rank this Week: 2465

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/
  • Sep 11

    Gmail Accounts Compromised by Russian Hackers | How to Fix Thi

    Gmail Accounts Compromised by Russian Hackers | How to Fix Thi
    Two lawyers on the State Bar of Michigan Family Law Listserv alerted members to a serious problem with Gmail today. This news and their advice is something I want to pass along to my readers. Email security is always imperative, especially…
  • Aug 27

    Post-nuptial Agreement Unenforceable | Against Public Policy

    Post-nuptial Agreement Unenforceable | Against Public Policy
    An Illinois appellate court affirmed a trial court ruling that a postnuptial agreement was unenforceable as against public policy where the agreement gave a third party “counselor” sole power to determine custody and other issues…
  • Aug 25

    Young Parents Struggle with Computerized Work Scheduling

    Young Parents Struggle with Computerized Work Scheduling
    The New York Times a typical last-minute scramble, Jannette Navarro, a 22-year-old Starbucks barista and single mother, scraped together a plan for surviving the month of July without setting off family or financial disaster.
Rank this Week: 758

Freed Marcroft Blog

Freed Marcroft Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, family, real estate, litigation, business and non-profit planning, and LGBT immigration law.

http://freedmarcroft.com/category/blog/
  • Sep 11

    Special Needs Trusts Are Not Only For Wealthy Familie

    Special Needs Trusts Are Not Only For Wealthy Familie
    We were recently invited to attend the Connecticut Department of Development Services Resource Fair Family Forum Open House at the Channel 3 Kids Camp. The goal of the open house was to help families secure resources related to developmental…
  • Aug 13

    Supplemental Needs Trusts for Special Family Member

    Supplemental Needs Trusts for Special Family Member
    One major concern for families who have a family member with special needs is what happens to that person when his or her primary caregiver or advocate, often a parent or family member, passes away or is unable to continue as the primary…
  • Jun 18

    Training, Tax Credits and Loans for Connecticut Small Businesse

    Training, Tax Credits and Loans for Connecticut Small Businesse
    The Connecticut Department of Labor has announced that it is holding three Step Up Employers Conferences, all free of charge, to provide information to Connecticut employers interested in learning more about subsidized training and…
Rank this Week: 2492

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: 3744

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: 2154

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Sep 11

    Divorce Fraud Leads to 17 years in Prison

    Divorce Fraud Leads to 17 years in Prison
    California businessman Steven Zinnel, age 50, thought he could get away with cheating his wife, his two teenage children, and the bankruptcy court, but he was wrong….boy was he wrong! Zinnel and his wife, of Gold River, separated in…
  • Sep 9

    Happy Ending for Local Child Abduction Case

    Happy Ending for Local Child Abduction Case
    Not all abduction cases end in the disappointment of “no return” or even death, like little Amber Lucius. Early last month I became involved in a child abduction case that spanned the globe from Portugal to Vancouver to Corner…
  • Sep 6

    Alberta Child Who Was Abducted Found Dead

    Alberta Child Who Was Abducted Found Dead
    In a heart wrenching story out of Alberta today, we learned that nine-year-old Amber Lucius was abducted by her mother, and later found dead in a truck parked on a country road in Millet, a farming community outside of Calgary with a…
Rank this Week: 1271

Fahnert Family Law Office

Fahnert Family Law Office

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

http://www.justdivorceblog.com/
  • Sep 10

    DIVORCE LAWYER CHICAGO

    DIVORCE LAWYER CHICAGO
    Marie Fahnert is a divorce lawyer in Chicago, Illinois. She has devoted her career exclusively to family law and the associated financial and child-related issues of maintenance (spousal support), child-custody, child-support, division of…
  • Aug 5

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  • Aug 1

    Does ethnicity matter in a divorce?

    Does ethnicity matter in a divorce?
    When I saw Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED speech, The danger of a single story, it brought back memories of case I dealt with last year. Maybe if the people involved in the case had seen this video, they would have been more aware of…
Rank this Week: 2177

Michael A. Meschino Blog

Michael A. Meschino Blog

Covers Illinois family law.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelaw.org/blog/
  • Sep 10

    Divorce and the Small Business Owner

    Divorce and the Small Business Owner
    Small business owners have a number of unique challenges and concerns when going through a divorce. For these reasons, it is highly recommended that small business owners enter into a premarital agreement, or at a minimum a buy-sell…
  • Sep 8

    How Comingling of Assets Impacts Divorce Property Division

    How Comingling of Assets Impacts Divorce Property Division
    When spouses divorce, an essential component of the divorce decree will be the division of assets and debts. In fact, property division is one of the biggest questions that people have about divorce. Pursuant to Illinois law, all marital…
  • Sep 6

    Back-to-School Tips for Divorced Parent

    Back-to-School Tips for Divorced Parent
    Students across Illinois are heading back to school. A new school year can be an exciting, but challenging, time for children and divorced parents alike, as all members of the family work their way through the transition period and figure out…
Rank this Week: 2535

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Sep 10

    My First Day in Court

    My First Day in Court
    This is the first in what I hope to be a series of posts on new-lawyer “firsts.” I’ve been doing this lawyering thing a year now, and I haven’t had a chance to do any formal introspection. Today, then, is the first…
  • Sep 5

    July 2014 Arkansas Bar Exam Result

    July 2014 Arkansas Bar Exam Result
    Congratulations to all those who passed the July 2014 Arkansas Bar Exam! It has already been an entire year, but I vividly remember the visceral feeling of relief after getting those results. What a day it was! If you worked to pass, you…
  • Sep 2

    Lou Reed: No Estate Planning Idol

    Lou Reed: No Estate Planning Idol
    This recent short article identifies one of the lesser-cited advantages of using trusts for estate planning: privacy. In it, we are told all the finer points about the distribution of Lou Reed’s estate. Had the rocker instead used…
Rank this Week: 1505

Chicago Divorce Attorney

Chicago Divorce Attorney

Covers Illinois family law matters. By the Wolkowitz Law Office.

http://wolkowitz.com/chicago-divorce-illinois-family-law-blog
  • Sep 10

    FAQ: Depositions for divorce and child custody

    FAQ: Depositions for divorce and child custody
    If you are involved in a divorce in Illinois, you might wonder, “What is a deposition?” Long story short, it’s an interview of a party or witness that can be used in court. But as a divorce lawyer in Illinois, I know that…
  • Sep 6

    Who is the best QDRO lawyer in Illinois?

    Who is the best QDRO lawyer in Illinois?
    As a divorce lawyer in Illinois, I often have to deal with dividing retirement accounts as part of a divorce. Here’s the deal with dividing 401ks, pensions, and the like – it’s complicated.  Splitting 401ks and pension…
  • Sep 2

    Can I keep my home after divorce in Illinois?

    Can I keep my home after divorce in Illinois?
    As a divorce lawyer in Chicago Skokie and Evanston, people often ask me if they can keep their house after a divorce. The answer? It depends. If you want an answer to the question what happens to the house after divorce, read this article…
Rank this Week: 3362

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/
  • Sep 10

    Divorce Tips for Sonoma County Boomer Women

    Divorce Tips for Sonoma County Boomer Women
    If you're reading this blog, you're probably a Boomer. A study released in February found that Americans who are over 50 years of age are twice as likely to divorce as people who were that age 20 years ago. No one wants to have a midlife…
  • Sep 2

    Florida Gets Closer to Allow Same-Sex Marriage - Update on Gay Marriage Around the Country

    Florida Gets Closer to Allow Same-Sex Marriage - Update on Gay Marriage Around the Country
    In July, two Key West residents prevailed in a same-sex marriage case in a Florida district court. In that case, Monroe Chief Circuit Judge Luis Garcia - similar to other judges -- characterized the ban on gay marriage as…
  • Aug 26

    FTC Joins Local Jurisdictions to Fight Mortgage Relief Fraud

    FTC Joins Local Jurisdictions to Fight Mortgage Relief Fraud
    There's a familiar saying that goes something like this: If it sounds too good to be true, then it is too good to be true. Said another way, if it's too good to be true, it must be a scam. Scams come in various forms. There are the…
Rank this Week: 1483

NJ Family Legal Blog

NJ Family Legal Blog

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

http://njfamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Sep 10

    WEALTH IN DIVORCE AND ITS IMPACT ON CHILDREN

    WEALTH IN DIVORCE AND ITS IMPACT ON CHILDREN
    An article today on Time’s website discussed the findings of a study comparing the behavioral trends of children of divorce from wealthy and lower income families.   The study, which was conducted by researchers at Georgetown…
  • Sep 8

    DIVORCE HOTEL – PARADISE OR PARADISE LOST?

    DIVORCE HOTEL – PARADISE OR PARADISE LOST?
    Some concepts never cease to amaze, especially when reality television is involved.  Promising an idyllic setting for a “quickie” divorce, the Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga Springs, New York, is welcoming couples who want…
  • Sep 8

    THE RIGHT MEDIATOR – CHOOSE, BUT CHOOSE WISELY

    THE RIGHT MEDIATOR – CHOOSE, BUT CHOOSE WISELY
    Almost every client that walks through my door wants to know how quickly his or her divorce will last and how much it is going to cost.  The best answer that I can generally give is, “it depends.”  It depends…
Rank this Week: 1108

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Covers divorce and family law in Illinois.

http://www.divorce-attorney-illinois.com/
  • Sep 10

    To Procreate or to Not Procreate: Whose Right is Most Valid?

    To Procreate or to Not Procreate: Whose Right is Most Valid?
    In recent years, assisted reproductive technology has progressed rapidly and has provided women and men the opportunity to become parents. In 1985, through this new reproductive technology, 260 babies were born to parents who otherwise would…
  • Sep 3

    How Often is Domestic Violence Occurring?

    How Often is Domestic Violence Occurring?
    In just the first three months of 2014, it happened over 36,000 times. In 2013, it happened over 177,000 times. What are these statistics referring to? Domestic violence. Illinois takes domestic violence seriously, and the Illinois Domestic…
  • Aug 27

    If it’s a Boy, We Get Married? Babies, Gender Preference and Divorce

    If it’s a Boy, We Get Married? Babies, Gender Preference and Divorce
    A married couple finds themselves constantly fighting. They are unhappy with each other and unhappy with their relationship. Though they have considered a divorce, the wife is pregnant and the couple wants to try to stay together for the sake…
Rank this Week: 1794

Kevin Hickey Law Blog

Kevin Hickey Law Blog

Covers divorce, child custody and family law issues, focused on Arkansas law.

http://kevinhickeylaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 9

    A Possible Conversation About Ray Rice

    A Possible Conversation About Ray Rice
    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Do you know her name? Of course I know her name, its…ugh, I forgot. She’s his wife. He hit her. I heard she was lunging at him. She was, but he…
  • May 7

    A Word About Eddie Christian

    A Word About Eddie Christian
    Every year the Sebastian County Bar Association holds a memorial service for lawyers that have passed away in the previous year.  That service is coming up in the next couple of weeks.  A mentor and friend of mine is going to be…
  • Oct 1

    Don’t Forget Your Digital Property in Your Divorce Settlement

    Don’t Forget Your Digital Property in Your Divorce Settlement
    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!An interesting article from attorney Deborah G. Matthews caught my eye and left me with a stark conclusion: When it comes to dividing your marital assets in…
Rank this Week: 2701

Pennsylvania Family Law Blog

Pennsylvania Family Law Blog

Shares stories and information about topics relevant to Pennsylvania Family Law. By Steven R. Tabano and Associates.

http://www.tabanolaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 9

    Life Insurance and Divorce in Pennsylvania

    Life Insurance and Divorce in Pennsylvania
    Life Insurance, Divorce And SupportArrangements Obtaining life insurance can become a very important part of your divorce settlement.  Life insurance for intact family situations generally involves the husband and wife obtaining life…
  • Jul 14

    Social Security Benefits After Divorce

    Social Security Benefits After Divorce
    Marriage is a legal institution with a big impact on your finances, your retirement, and particularly your Social Security. How are your Social Security benefits determined after divorce? Here are some “must-knows” as you consider…
  • Jun 11

    Social Media and Divorce

    Social Media and Divorce
    As a Pennsylvania Divorce Attorney I constantly come across the issue of social media and how it can and does play a part in divorces.  I advise all of my clients to be aware of what they put out there on the internet for everyone to…
Rank this Week: 4052

Mississippi Family Lawyer Blog

Mississippi Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.mississippifamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 9

    Condoning Marital Misconduct Could Bar Divorce in Mississippi

    Condoning Marital Misconduct Could Bar Divorce in Mississippi
    I routinely deal with cases involving a spouse who wants a divorce because he or she learned that the other spouse cheated or committed some other type of marital misconduct. Often times, when a client hires me to help with a fault-based…
  • Sep 4

    Antenuptial Knowledge of a Condition Existing Prior to Marriage May Bar Divorce in Mississippi

    Antenuptial Knowledge of a Condition Existing Prior to Marriage May Bar Divorce in Mississippi
    In terms of divorce defenses under Mississippi law, "antenuptial knowledge" may simply be defined as a complaining-spouse's (the spouse filing for divorce) pre-marital knowledge of the defendant-spouse's pre-existing bad habits, condition, or…
  • Aug 28

    A Way Out: Habitual Cruel and Inhuman Treatment as Grounds for Divorce in Mississippi

    A Way Out: Habitual Cruel and Inhuman Treatment as Grounds for Divorce in Mississippi
    When a client seeks my counsel about divorce in Mississippi and I ask them why he or she wants a divorce, in several cases, the response is surprisingly consistent: "We argue all the time" or "He or she is mean and rude to me." During the…
Rank this Week: 3543

California Divorce Blawg

California Divorce Blawg

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

http://www.hardinglaw.com/blog
  • Sep 9

    Divorced Parents Wanted For Upcoming Reality TV Show

    Divorced Parents Wanted For Upcoming Reality TV Show
    I just got contacted by a friend down Hollywood way.  From the Producers who brought you transformational shows such as The Biggest Loser and Extreme Weight Loss, Eyeworks USA announced that casting has begun for their new series on NBC.…
  • Sep 8

    A Simple Explanation of the UCCJEA

    A Simple Explanation of the UCCJEA
    The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act is a body of laws that help us to determine which court in which state is the appropriate one to make decisions regarding child custody and visitation.  In one version or another the…
  • Sep 5

    John Harding Speaking At State Bar Annual Meeting

    John Harding Speaking At State Bar Annual Meeting
    Harding & Associates Family Law principal John Harding will be presenting at the 2014 California State Bar Association Annual Meeting.  Scheduled for Thursday, September 11, 2014  My Smoke, Your Mirrors: Accounting Games People…
Rank this Week: 2150

Dallas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Dallas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Texas family law issues. By Guest & Gray.

http://www.dallasdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 9

    Medical Bills and 30 Days Notice: Can I Recover if Notice is Late?

    Medical Bills and 30 Days Notice: Can I Recover if Notice is Late?
    Many parents worry about paying for the children’s medical expenses after divorce. If you have a final decree or custody order there should be provisions that detail how the children’s medical expenses will be split among the…
  • Sep 2

    Stepparent Adoptions: The Basic

    Stepparent Adoptions: The Basic
    The most common adoption that we encounter is that of a stepparent.  In many cases, the stepparent has substituted for years as the child’s biological parent that has been absent from their life.  That is, the stepparent cares…
  • Aug 27

    Equitable Reimbursement in Texa

    Equitable Reimbursement in Texa
    As a general rule in Texas, all property that you acquire during marriage is community property.  There are some exceptions in which property can be deemed one spouse’s separate property.  These are pretty basic concepts but…
Rank this Week: 3435

Family Law Matters Blog

Family Law Matters Blog

Covers New York family law. By Deborah Hope Wayne.

http://www.familylawmatters-blog.com/
  • Sep 9

    Hard Work or Pure Luck - How the Manner of Your Asset Appreciation Matter

    Hard Work or Pure Luck - How the Manner of Your Asset Appreciation Matter
    I recently read about a divorce case in Oklahoma that caught my interest because it is being dubbed "the priciest divorce ever." Whether it's the financial aspect or another issue, in family law it is always important to understand how the…
  • Aug 27

    Military Divorce: Considerations for a Peaceful Proce

    Military Divorce: Considerations for a Peaceful Proce
    I've written a few pieces on divorce and always tried to point out how the divorce process can be different for every couple, depending on their specific circumstances. With the amount of military families in America, it is also important to…
  • Aug 18

    Second Parent Adoption

    Second Parent Adoption
    Many people are aware of step-parent adoptions in which a person may legally adopt his or her spouse's children in order to become a legal parent. However, there is also an option for same-sex couples as well as non-married couples: second…
Rank this Week: 1945

Missouri Divorce and Family Law…

Missouri Divorce and Family Law Blog

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

http://familylaw.mwortmanlaw.com/
  • Sep 9

    Inability to co-parent grounds for sole custody award; Guardian Ad Litem fees assessed to one party appropriate

    Inability to co-parent grounds for sole custody award; Guardian Ad Litem fees assessed to one party appropriate
    Recent Case:       Parents’ inability to communicate, cooperate, and make shared decisions concerning their children’s welfare makes joint legal custody inappropriate. This case involved a motion to…
  • Sep 1

    Every child is entitled to a permanent and stable home

    Every child is entitled to a permanent and stable home
    Recent case: Termination of parental rights for failure to rectify When children are taken into protective care by the children’s division, the goal is to reunite the children and the parent(s).  However, parental rights can…
  • Aug 17

    Court must account for all property in Missouri divorce

    Court must account for all property in Missouri divorce
    Recent case:  Party to Missouri divorce cannot appeal until all claims addressed Wife appeals the circuit court’s judgment dissolving her marriage to Husband. Wife contends that the court erred in failing the distribute a marital…
Rank this Week: 2884

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/
  • Sep 9

    Court Addresses Interplay Between Juvenile and Family Courts in Custody Dispute

    Court Addresses Interplay Between Juvenile and Family Courts in Custody Dispute
    Divorce is difficult. When there are children involved, the process can become even more complicated and fraught with strong (often opposing) personal views as to the best interests of the children. In some cases, the juvenile court and the…
  • Sep 2

    California Court Construes Disclosure Statute in Divorce Proceeding

    California Court Construes Disclosure Statute in Divorce Proceeding
    Courts are often called upon to interpret or construe assorted statutory provisions. When an appellate court is faced with an issue of statutory construction, it is considered a question of law and subject to an independent review. In a…
  • Aug 26

    Spouse Seeking Attorney Fees in Divorce Must Show "Disparity" Between the Partie

    Spouse Seeking Attorney Fees in Divorce Must Show "Disparity" Between the Partie
    In many divorce cases, one spouse often earns a greater income or has easier access to financial resources than the other. For the less advantaged spouse, this can present a multitude of problems throughout the proceedings. But fortunately,…
Rank this Week: 1479