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San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

Covers divorce, spousal support and property division in California. By the Law Offices of Nancy J. Bickford, APC.

http://www.sandiegodivorceattorneysblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    Avoiding the Family Law Courts Through Collaborative Divorce

    Avoiding the Family Law Courts Through Collaborative Divorce
    Actress Jane Lynch recently settled her divorce proceedings and is actually on good terms with her ex, according to TMZ. Perhaps the reason for their civilized relationship post-divorce is because they resolved their issues through…
  • Apr 23

    Date of Business Valuation - Exceptions for Bad Actor

    Date of Business Valuation - Exceptions for Bad Actor
    In general, family courts disfavor "bad actors" or spouses who take deliberate steps to disadvantage the other party in anticipation of or during a divorce proceeding. Spouses owe each other the highest duties of good faith and fair dealing…
  • Apr 22

    Tips for Breaking the News of an Impending Divorce to Your Spouse

    Tips for Breaking the News of an Impending Divorce to Your Spouse
    Word is out that actress Hilary Duff and ex-hockey player Mike Comrie have separated and are on the road to a divorce. The couple married in August 2010 and Duff gave birth to their son, Luca, in March 2012. According to TMZ, the couple has…
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Massachusetts Divorce & Family…

Massachusetts Divorce & Family Law Blog

Covers current issues in Massachusetts divorce and family law. By Steven Ballard.

http://massachusettsfamilylaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines and Shared Parenting: Introduction (Part One of Ten)

    Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines and Shared Parenting: Introduction (Part One of Ten)
    Recently I have been researching the Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines and their history since the first Massachusetts support guidelines of 1987, and have been comparing them with child support guidelines in other states.  That is…
  • Apr 2

    Alimony Statute Construed: No Credit For Time Served!

    Alimony Statute Construed: No Credit For Time Served!
    Today the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court just decided, in Holmes v. Holmes (no link yet available - see entire decision copied below this post) that temporary alimony, awarded before final judgment in a divorce action, does not have to…
  • Mar 29

    Two Excellent Family Law Blogs by Massachusetts Mediator

    Two Excellent Family Law Blogs by Massachusetts Mediator
    I have not blogged here in nearly a year, and during that time, I have discovered a number of blogs by very smart people in my field who have been blogging rather prolifically and brilliantly about Massachusetts divorce and family law.…
Rank this Week: 2442

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

http://www.criderlaw.net/blog/
  • Apr 24

    Biggest Mistake And Benefits Of Estate Planning

    Biggest Mistake And Benefits Of Estate Planning
    Estate planning involves organizing your personal and financial affairs in case of mental incapacity or death. An article on foxbusiness.com, says the the biggest mistake you can make is to plan improperly or not plan at all. But with the…
  • Apr 17

    Planning Investments Designed To Outlive You

    Planning Investments Designed To Outlive You
    What if you die unexpectedly? Will your spouse know what to do with your investments? Because many don’t, some investors are setting up what are known as income producing “survivor portfolios” to take care of their spouses…
  • Apr 10

    Stop Inheritance Feuds Before They Start

    Stop Inheritance Feuds Before They Start
    Family members routinely fight over cash, stocks and other large assets after a relative dies. But some of the most bitter fights are over trinkets. More than half of lawsuits over inheritances involve items worth less than 10 percent of a…
Rank this Week: 986

California Divorce Blawg

California Divorce Blawg

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

http://www.hardinglaw.com/blog
  • Apr 24

    The Commitment to Move Forward

    The Commitment to Move Forward
    All roads contain some bumps and potholes that are frustrating. “I really want to make the calls to those job ads,” a woman said, “but I just can’t get myself to do it.” She, like others in similar circumstances,…
  • Apr 21

    Knowing Why You Should Stay or Go

    Knowing Why You Should Stay or Go
    The most common reasons why people stay in their marriages are usually quite understandable. However, at the same time, I’ve seen many people use these reasons as excuses for remaining in unhealthy situations. I often refer to them as…
  • Apr 14

    Understanding the Divorce Proce

    Understanding the Divorce Proce
    No two divorces are exactly alike. Every marital breakup has unique legal, financial, and/or parenting issues, which require their own resolution strategies. However, every divorce undergoes the same general journey from initiation to…
Rank this Week: 314

Upstate New York Family Lawyer…

Upstate New York Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.upstatenewyorkfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    #583 Third Department Caselaw Round-Up for April 25, 2013

    #583 Third Department Caselaw Round-Up for April 25, 2013
    Here's an interesting case with a fact pattern that I've never seen before. It also involves dueling attorneys. And, as usual, the footnote is quite telling.
  • Apr 22

    #582 Third Department Caselaw Round-Up for April 25, 2013

    #582 Third Department Caselaw Round-Up for April 25, 2013
    Usually, I engage in a cursory reading of a decision, garnering the basic facts, making a snap decision, and then discovering if the Third Department agrees with me. Most of the time, we're in agreement. Sometimes we're not, such as in SORA…
  • Apr 21

    #581 Third Department Caselaw Round-Up for April 25, 2013

    #581 Third Department Caselaw Round-Up for April 25, 2013
    Seriously, you've GOT to read the footnotes on these decisions. Why? Because the footnotes often contain much of the Court's humor. Footnotes 1, 2, and 3 were dry enough, so I expected the same from footnote 4 - only to do a spit-take all…
Rank this Week: 2161

Defero Law

Defero Law

Community of UK legal bloggers.

http://www.deferolaw.com/profiles/blog/list
  • Apr 24

    Home or Care? Which is better when a child is being mistreated?

    Home or Care? Which is better when a child is being mistreated?
    The University of York is to embark on 2-year study in to whether maltreated children are best served by being put in care or kept at home with their families. Starting this month, the …
  • Apr 24

    Are first time buyers being left behind?

    Are first time buyers being left behind?
    Although recent news has displayed that the overall number of first time buyers has dramatically increased bringing new values to the market, other news suggests otherwise. It has been said that many new property owners trying to get onto the…
  • Apr 24

    Could you build your own home?

    Could you build your own home?
    A Canadian company called NOMAD Homes are the first to produce a flat packed home which measures only 100 square foot (9.2 square metres). For the manufacturing of the future prospect the organisation has opted for additional funding’s…
Rank this Week: 1059

NJ Family Legal Blog

NJ Family Legal Blog

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

http://njfamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Apr 24

    TERMINATING ALIMONY FOR TERMINALLY ILL PATIENT, PART 2 – THE SUPPORTED SPOUSE

    TERMINATING ALIMONY FOR TERMINALLY ILL PATIENT, PART 2 – THE SUPPORTED SPOUSE
    Back in October, 2013, I blogged about losing a dear friend and client, Bill*, after his long battle with brain cancer, and unfortunately, also after a long battle with his former wife over his continued alimony obligation to her. (photo…
  • Apr 23

    PALIMONY CASE, MAEKER V. ROSS, BEING ARGUED IN NJ SUPREME COURT ON 5/5/14

    PALIMONY CASE, MAEKER V. ROSS, BEING ARGUED IN NJ SUPREME COURT ON 5/5/14
    Regular readers of this blog know that we were the winning attorneys in the Appellate Division in the landmark palimony case, Maeker v. Ross, as we previously blogged on that decision.  As many of you know, the New Jersey Supreme Court…
  • Apr 23

    APPELLATE DIVISION ADDRESSES EMANCIPATION FOR A CHILD IN COLLEGE

    APPELLATE DIVISION ADDRESSES EMANCIPATION FOR A CHILD IN COLLEGE
    Emancipation of a college student – when does it happen?  When should it happen?  In the wake of the Rachel Canning matter, emancipation is a hot button topic in New Jersey.  Generally, the law provides that a child is…
Rank this Week: 910

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

Covers family law in South Carolina.

http://www.scfamilylaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 24

    What Is a Temporary Order?

    What Is a Temporary Order?
    If you’re at the very beginning of a divorce or separation case in South Carolina, you have probably heard the terms “temporary hearing” and “Temporary Order.” So what is a Temporary Order and what does it do?…
  • Apr 23

    Can You Share a Lawyer During a South Carolina Divorce?

    Can You Share a Lawyer During a South Carolina Divorce?
    One of the most common misperceptions people have is that they can share a family law attorney during a divorce. The thought is usually that if you are getting along well enough with your spouse and perhaps have peacefully resolved your…
  • Apr 22

    Do Twitter and Facebook Lead to Divorce?

    Do Twitter and Facebook Lead to Divorce?
    Social media use is rampant, with 57% of all American adults using Facebook (with 64% of Facebook users visiting on a daily basis) and 18% of online adults using Twitter (with 46% of those using it daily).  Bloomberg…
Rank this Week: 2644

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Covers developments in Tennessee family law.

http://herstontennesseefamilylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2184

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Apr 24

    Paternity Leave in Academia

    Paternity Leave in Academia
    From Bloomberg Businessweek: To help women in academia advance, elite universities should consider scrapping their generous paternity policies. That is the counterintuitive conclusion of a research paper published in the January issue of the…
  • Apr 23

    Last American Adoption from Crimea

    Last American Adoption from Crimea
    From ABC: As the overnight train pulled up to Crimea’s new border with Ukraine, Kristine Proctor held her breath. Armed soldiers outside the window peered inside. “Are there any foreigners?” they asked the conductor. He pointed at…
  • Apr 22

    Utah on Adoption

    Utah on Adoption
    From Time: Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has approved a measure that will require unwed mothers to tell birth fathers that they plan to give custody of their children to adoption agencies. Read more here. MR
Rank this Week: 259

DivorceYes Blog

DivorceYes Blog

Covers Florida divorce issues. By Miller Law Associates.

http://www.divorceyes.com/wordpress/
  • Apr 24

    Separating Your Financial Ties During A Divorce

    Separating Your Financial Ties During A Divorce
    Divorce doesn’t just take a lot from you emotionally. It can also take a lot from you financially. The simple truth is you need to protect yourself financially during a divorce. Otherwise, it could end up ruining you financially,…
  • Apr 21

    New Study Reveals Surprising New Divorce Trend

    New Study Reveals Surprising New Divorce Trend
    If you had to guess which age group is experiencing an increasing divorce rate, you’d probably guess young adults. After all, it makes sense that getting married at a young age can be risky and increase the odds of divorce. ……
  • Apr 17

    How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Florida Divorce Lawyer?

    How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Florida Divorce Lawyer?
    With about 80% of people getting divorced stuck in family court on their own, the truth is that the average person is under the impression they can’t afford to hire a divorce attorney. But is that really true? Does it … Continue…
Rank this Week: 2165

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

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

http://massfamilylawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    My spouse cheated on me, can I sue for damages?

    My spouse cheated on me, can I sue for damages?
    For most people, marriage means that the two spouses will not have sexual relations with any person except their spouse. Unfortunately, sometimes this right of exclusive sexual access is violated. When this occurs, there is a desire on…
  • Apr 6

    General Alimony Begins With a Divorce Judgment.

    General Alimony Begins With a Divorce Judgment.
    In September, 2011 the Massachusetts enacted into Law the Alimony Reform Act of 2011. This law changed completely the law of alimony in the state. It created presumptive maximum lengths of time for alimony to be received, guidelines…
  • Mar 16

    If I was married in Massachusetts can I get divorced in Massachusetts?

    If I was married in Massachusetts can I get divorced in Massachusetts?
    Same gender couples who were lawfully married in Massachusetts and have since moved to other states may find that they can't get divorced in the state where they reside. Their state of residence may define marriage as consisting of one man…
Rank this Week: 3982

Maryland Family Law

Maryland Family Law

Provides general information and commentary on child custody, support, divorce and separation, and visitation. By Heather Sunderman.

http://mdfamilylaw.typepad.com/sunderman/
  • Apr 23

    Women better off as single parents?

    Women better off as single parents?
    It's no secret that the rate of marriage has declined, and more children are born to unmarried parents. Are women better off raising children alone? Two law professors conclude that for working class women, that may be the case. The...
  • Mar 28

    How Bankruptcy and Divorce May Intersect

    How Bankruptcy and Divorce May Intersect
    If you're separated and considering divorce, or are already in the divorce process, then it's essential to understand all of the variables which are at play. Financial concerns are of course of key importance to any divorce. From there,…
  • Mar 13

    Guardianships in Maryland

    Guardianships in Maryland
    In Maryland, a guardianship may be necessary if a minor's parents are not willing or able to care for a child. This could be due to drug or alcohol issues, military obligations, or the death or illness of a parent....
Rank this Week: 3190

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Apr 23

    Mediators Are not the Same as Judge

    Mediators Are not the Same as Judge
    Are you considering divorce mediation? If so, it is important to know how the mediation process works. With mediation, you will hire a professional mediator that will meet with you and your spouse together. The goal of the meeting(s) is to…
  • Apr 22

    Famous Actor Hit with Divorce

    Famous Actor Hit with Divorce
    The Scandal star, Columbus Short, is facing a divorce after his estranged wife filed for one recently, and issued a temporary restraining order against the actor. According to the Los Angeles Times, the celebrity's wife filed for a split last…
  • Apr 21

    Married Couples, Small Businesses and Divorce

    Married Couples, Small Businesses and Divorce
    The Census Bureau reports that married couples in America own 3.7 million small businesses. The difficulty in businesses owned by spouses is that when the marriage falls apart, the company may deteriorate as well. That is why it is important…
Rank this Week: 1158

The Dallas Divorce Blog

The Dallas Divorce Blog

Unravels the tangled world of Divorce and Family Law in Texas. By Chris Schmiedeke.

http://chrislawyerblog.com
  • Apr 23

    Agreed Divorce – Flat fee vs. Forms Pros and Con

    Agreed Divorce – Flat fee vs. Forms Pros and Con
    In my previous post in this series we discussed what exactly an agreed or uncontested divorce is.  While I specifically write about Texas issues, I suppose many of these ideas are similar around the country. This post is written assuming…
  • Apr 1

    Standard Visitation in Texas for April

    Standard Visitation in Texas for April
    This month is April…what do we have on tap for Texas standard visitation? Weekends Your standard possession weekends for April are Friday, April 4, 2014 (1st Friday) and Friday, April 18, 2014 (3rd Friday).  Remember from…
  • Mar 12

    Uncontested Divorce – What is it?

    Uncontested Divorce – What is it?
    In my previous post we have discussed the basics of an uncontested divorce in Texas, and the Texas divorce forms that are typically used. But what exactly is an uncontested divorce in Texas?  An uncontested divorce in Texas means that…
Rank this Week: 4642

Dallas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Dallas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Texas family law issues. By Guest & Gray.

http://www.dallasdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    The Judge Did Not Divide the Assets Fairly in My Divorce, Can I Appeal?

    The Judge Did Not Divide the Assets Fairly in My Divorce, Can I Appeal?
    You have just finished a long bench trial in your divorce and you do not feel that the trial court was correct in its division of your assets and liabilities.  In fact, you feel that the judge was completely wrong and you got the short…
  • Apr 22

    Enforcement of Property Division: Can You Get Jail Time?

    Enforcement of Property Division: Can You Get Jail Time?
    You have a final decree of divorce and you were either ordered to surrender a certain asset to your ex-spouse and you have not or you are the ex-spouse who is the recipient of the asset and have not received it yet.  Regardless of which…
  • Apr 11

    Kaufman County Divorce Court

    Kaufman County Divorce Court
    There are several courts within Kaufman County, but only two of them hear divorce, custody, Child Protective Service (CPS), and IV-D or Attorney General cases.  If you file for divorce or custody in Kaufman County, the case would be…
Rank this Week: 3402

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.indianafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    Press Release - Attorney Michele Jackson Honored with "Young Entrepreneur Award"

    Press Release - Attorney Michele Jackson Honored with "Young Entrepreneur Award"
    CARMEL, IN - April 22, 2014 - Founding Partner and Attorney Michele L. Jackson has been selected to receive the "Young Entrepreneur Award" from the Madame Walker Theatre Center at the 9th Annual Spirit Awards Gala. "It truly is an honor to…
  • Apr 22

    National Infertility Awareness Week - RESOLVE to know more

    National Infertility Awareness Week - RESOLVE to know more
    National Infertility Awareness Week® (NIAW) is a movement that began in 1989. The goal of NIAW is to raise awareness about the disease of infertility and encourage the public to understand their reproductive health. RESOLVE: The National…
  • Apr 3

    What happens to your frozen embryos? Inheritance and Will

    What happens to your frozen embryos? Inheritance and Will
    An important issue surrounding frozen embryos has recently emerged into spotlight: What happens when parents die and leave no will or instructions for the fertility clinic regarding the disposition of their frozen embryos? A Master in…
Rank this Week: 2351

Orange County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Orange County Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.orangecountydivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    Who is responsible for student loans during Divorce?

    Who is responsible for student loans during Divorce?
    College students who took out loans and earned bachelor's degrees in 2012 graduated with an average $29,400 in educational debt, according to the Institute for College Access and Success, and those earning advanced degrees were typically on…
  • Apr 21

    Orange County Adoption

    Orange County Adoption
    If you live in the Orange County, California area and want to seek an Adoption, what must you consider? First, lets go over the basics of an adoption. What is an Adoption? Adoption is the legal process of establishing a legal parent-child…
  • Apr 18

    When do you need a Guardianship of the Person?

    When do you need a Guardianship of the Person?
    Not only can an Orange County divorce attorney assist you in your divorce, paternity, child custody, child visitation, domestic violence or annulment issue, but we also assist in Orange County Guardianship matters. Generally speaking, the…
Rank this Week: 393

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Apr 23

    Can Grandma Still Drive?

    Can Grandma Still Drive?
    One of the most difficult concepts to accept for those with some form of “incapacity” is a restriction on their ability to drive. And taking away the car keys from someone else is one of the hardest things to do. Here’s an…
  • Apr 21

    Sometimes You’re Legally Right and Legally Wrong

    Sometimes You’re Legally Right and Legally Wrong
    The following is a guest blog by Alan M. Goldberg of the Law Office of Alan Goldberg. Alan’s practice includes Appeals, Civil Trials, and Family Law. You can follow Alan on Twitter @AlanMGoldberg. The law can have some seemingly unfair…
  • Apr 18

    Refreshing Recollection in Court

    Refreshing Recollection in Court
    It’s common for witnesses forget facts while testifying—often due to nerves and sometimes due to selective memory. The good news is that you can use almost any item to refresh a witness’s recollection. A common way to…
Rank this Week: 3081

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/
  • Apr 23

    Will the Court Stay A Lawsuit Against Your Spouse While Your Divorce Is Pending?

    Will the Court Stay A Lawsuit Against Your Spouse While Your Divorce Is Pending?
    A personal injury or other lawsuit against a spouse is unusual, but possible. It is likely that An interesting and challenging 2010 case arose when a wife sued her husband of 25 years for fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, conversion, and…
  • Apr 10

    What if a Maryland Paternity Test Shows You Aren’t the Father?

    What if a Maryland Paternity Test Shows You Aren’t the Father?
    If you have doubts about paternity, it is important to raise them from the start. A 2007 appeal illustrates the danger of waiting until years pass to contest or inquire into paternity in Maryland. In the case, the court considered a…
  • Apr 3

    Maryland Court of Appeals Reviews Sibling Visitation Case

    Maryland Court of Appeals Reviews Sibling Visitation Case
    Last year, this blog covered an interesting ruling by the Court of Special Appeals in which the court ruled an adult sibling found to be a Child In Need of Assistance (CINA) had no rights to visit with her younger siblings against their…
Rank this Week: 2428

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Apr 23

    Visions of the future...

    Visions of the future...
    Law students to be drafted in to help resolve divorce cases in shake-up of family justice system - Daily Mail, 22nd April 2014.
  • Apr 22

    You've read the press release, now here's the video...

    You've read the press release, now here's the video...
    Following hot on the heels of their press release, the Ministry of Justice has published this video today, to coincide with the family justice reforms. The video is entitled 'Family mediation', although much of it is actually about the 26…
  • Apr 17

    Thursday Review: All... family... lawed... out...

    Thursday Review: All... family... lawed... out...
    It's all happening...The Ministry of Justice has asked the Family Justice Council to take forward the Law Commission’s recommendation to clarify the law of “financial needs” on divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership.…
Rank this Week: 710

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Apr 23

    My Child is Failing School and Doesn't Live with My Ex - Can I Get Custody?

    My Child is Failing School and Doesn't Live with My Ex - Can I Get Custody?
    Question:Can I get custody of my child if I am paying child support and the child is failing school and not living with the mother any longer?Answer:Please note that I do not practice in New York.  I am licensed in Pennsylvania only and…
  • Apr 22

    Child Support Garnishment for Two Cases, Separate States: What are My Options?

    Child Support Garnishment for Two Cases, Separate States: What are My Options?
    Question:I have two child support garnishment cases that I am paying. One is in Texas, and the other is in California. The Texas case is for my seven-year-old and is an older case where I only pay past due child support. The combined orders…
  • Apr 21

    A Note from Your New DadsDivorce Editor

    A Note from Your New DadsDivorce Editor
    Hello, DadsDivorce followers! I’m Katie Davis, and I’ll be the new Online Editor for DadsDivorce.com. I’ve already started communicating with some of you, and I look forward to hearing from more DadsDivorce readers in…
Rank this Week: 228

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois divorce law. From Michael Roe.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Kane County Divorce Lawyer: Difficulties for Men in Divorce

    Kane County Divorce Lawyer: Difficulties for Men in Divorce
    From Michael Roe: every so often I will post an interesting commentary on divorce issues here at Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog. I'm not convinced that men have a necessarily worse time adjusting to divorce; I see in my female clients...
  • Mar 22

    Kane County Divorce Lawyer: The Impact of Parental Alienation on Children

    Kane County Divorce Lawyer: The Impact of Parental Alienation on Children
    The Impact of Parental Alienation on Children Every child has a fundamental need for love and protection. Published on April 25, 2013 by Edward Kruk, Ph.D. in Co-Parenting After Divorce I offer the first installment of a three-part series…
  • Feb 22

    Kane County Divorce: One Story of Parental Alienation

    Kane County Divorce: One Story of Parental Alienation
    Actor Jason Patric discusses his custody case with the mother of his child, conceived through in vitro fertilization. Patric had an ongoing relationship with the child's mother, and acted as a Dad to the child after it was born. Due...
Rank this Week: 2349

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
  • Apr 22

    The Alimony Factor

    The Alimony Factor
    Section 11-106 of the Family Law Article of the Maryland Code requires the court to consider certain factors in determining the amount and duration of alimony.  This next series will take a look at the factors one by one. Alimony Factor…
  • Apr 11

    Texter Beware

    Texter Beware
    Louis J. Billittier Jr. bought a diamond engagement ring for his fiancé. It was almost 3 carats and it cost him over $50,000. Then he broke off the engagement by text message. And he followed it up with another one, possibly trying to…
  • Mar 31

    Blame It on the Boomer

    Blame It on the Boomer
    Divorce is on the rise among baby boomers. A study analyzing divorce rates for different age groups finds the divorce rate has risen by 40% since the 1980s. “The Baby Boom generation was responsible for the extraordinary rise in marital…
Rank this Week: 2253

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
  • Apr 22

    Retirement account divided in a divorce without a QDRO

    Retirement account divided in a divorce without a QDRO
    Retirement accounts like pensions, 401ks, ESOPs and other employer-sponsored retirement plans are often divided in a divorce as part of the property division. The actual property award is drafted into the divorce decree or it is incorporated…
  • Apr 16

    Alcoholism and the Americans with Disabilities Act

    Alcoholism and the Americans with Disabilities Act
    Let’s consider two workplace scenarios: 1. Employee is an alcoholic and comes to work drunk. Employer fires employee. Legal? 2. Employee is an alcoholic and seeks time off from work to enter a rehab program. Employer fires employee.…
  • Apr 9

    Dismissal Notice and Notice of Right to File a Civil Action

    Dismissal Notice and Notice of Right to File a Civil Action
    If you filed a charge of discrimination with the Texas Workforce Commission related to employment discrimination then at some point you are likely to receive a Dismissal Notice and Notice of Right to File a Civil Action. Often the reason…
Rank this Week: 3105

Dallas Divorce Law Blog

Dallas Divorce Law Blog

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

http://www.dallastxdivorce.com/
  • Apr 22

    Which court is the right court?

    Which court is the right court?
    In a county versus county venue dispute, Husband filed in County A in Texas and, one month later, Wife filed in County B in Texas.  When cases involving the same subject matter are filed in different counties, the first filed suit has…
  • Apr 16

    What if we aren't getting married - can we still agree on stuff?

    What if we aren't getting married - can we still agree on stuff?
    Even if you aren’t getting married, couples can still reach agreements about their relationship or joint property in Texas. When two people live together but are not married, a cohabitation agreement can define the parameters of their…
  • Apr 15

    April 15th Is an Important Deadline for Primary Conservator

    April 15th Is an Important Deadline for Primary Conservator
    Not only is April 15th an important deadline for every American when it comes to filing their annual taxes, in Texas April 15th is a deadline for primary conservators to designate their summer weekend possession time with the children. In a…
Rank this Week: 1231

Divorce and Family Law in Tarrant…

Divorce and Family Law in Tarrant County, Texas

Discusses family law and divorce issues. By Dick Price.

http://dick-price.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 22

    Tuesday Tips: Deadline

    Tuesday Tips: Deadline
    Who likes deadlines?  Raise your hands.Sometimes they motivate us and sometimes they are a pain.Like them or not, we are often stuck with them in life.  If you get into the legal system,  you will run into may deadlines and you…
  • Apr 15

    Tuesday Tips: Death and Taxe

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

    Tuesday Tips: Don't Threaten Divorce

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

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, family law, and landlord-tenant law. By the Law Offices of James V. Sansone.

http://blog.jamessansonelaw.com/
  • Apr 22

    ACLU Joins Fight Over Same-Sex Marriage in Michigan

    ACLU Joins Fight Over Same-Sex Marriage in Michigan
    You may recall that a Michigan judge, not too long ago, stated his conviction that a ban on same-sex marriage violated the U.S. Constitution and issued an order invalidating the state's constitutional restriction limiting marriage to a union…
  • Apr 15

    Older Couples Have a Higher Rate of Divorce

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

    Are Your Unvested Retirement Benefits Community Property?

    Are Your Unvested Retirement Benefits Community Property?
    Are unvested military retirement benefits considered community property? That's the question a trial court dealt with in the divorce case of Daniel v. Daniel. In this case, Christen and Sean Daniel had married in 1995 and had three children.…
Rank this Week: 792

Law Blog

Law Blog

By Foreman & Caraciolo, P.C.

http://www.theharrisburglawyers.com/law-blog/
  • Apr 22

    Court Enforces Intent of Marriage Settlement Agreement

    Court Enforces Intent of Marriage Settlement Agreement
    A recent case decided by the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas demonstrates the ingenuity, even if ineffective, with which some litigants attempt to discharge their duties under Marriage Settlement Agreements (MSA). The case was Eugene v.…
  • Apr 17

    Foreman & Caraciolo, P.C. Successfully Argues That Statute is Unconstitutional in Franklin County Pennsylvania

    Foreman & Caraciolo, P.C. Successfully Argues That Statute is Unconstitutional in Franklin County Pennsylvania
    In a decision published on April 17, 2014, Judge Carol L. Van Horn of the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas has ruled that that 42 Pa.C.S. A. §9712.1(c) related to mandatory minimum periods of incarceration for offenders…
  • Apr 15

    Commonwealth Court Scrutinizes NCAA

    Commonwealth Court Scrutinizes NCAA
    What a couple of weeks it has been for the National Collegiate Athletic Association.  Still reeling from a Labor Relations Board determination that private college football players are employees of the college and may elect to organize…
Rank this Week: 3439

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: 455

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: 2155

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

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

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Apr 22

    To CAP it all off…

    To CAP it all off…
    I’m NOT NOT NOT going to rant about the rubbish media coverage of the Single Family Court today. *grumpyface* I am simply going to assist the court in furthering the overriding objective (free and gratis) by making the CAP forms…
  • Apr 21

    Transparent with our hands behind our back

    Transparent with our hands behind our back
    A post from the point of view of those of us who would like to improve the quality of publicly available information and inform debate about family law. Transparency is progress. Anonymity is necessary. The case recently reported by…
  • Apr 21

    Booker – not biting

    Booker – not biting
    As Suesspicious Minds reports, there is another scandal story on the Telegraph by Booker. It appears to resemble this case on Bailli: LB Barnet v M1 [2012] EWCC 5 Fam, but it is impossible to be sure, although this report seems to make it…
Rank this Week: 460

Divorce: New York

Divorce: New York

By Neil Cahn, PLLC.

http://www.divorceny.com/
  • Apr 21

    Is There a 50-mile Relocation Rule in the Metropolitan Area?

    Is There a 50-mile Relocation Rule in the Metropolitan Area?
    One of the most difficult tasks facing family law judges is balancing the competing interests of each parent and the children in relocation cases. However, two recent Second Department decisions might indicate that a 50-mile rule is emerging.…
  • Apr 14

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

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

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

    Unemployment, Alone, Does Not Prove Inability To Pay Child Support
    Unemployment, alone, is not sufficient to avoid incarceration for the willful failure to pay child support. So held the First Department when on April 8, 2014 it affirmed the determination of Bronx County Family Court Judge Sidney…
Rank this Week: 1215

The History of Custody Law

The History of Custody Law

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

http://tomjameslaw.com/blog/category/history-of-custody-law-2/
  • Apr 21

    The approximation rule

    The approximation rule
    A significant shortcoming of the Model Marriage and Divorce Act and “best interest factors” statutes in general is that they provide no guidance about how the factors are to be applied in particular cases. That decision…
  • Apr 13

    Statutory “best interest” factor

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

    The Primary Caretaker Standard

    The Primary Caretaker Standard
    At the beginning of the twentieth century, the division of labor in America was very starkly defined along gender lines: men worked outside the home; women stayed at home and raised children. Only 6% of married women worked outside the home…
Rank this Week: 2732

Family Law Guy

Family Law Guy

Features California family law news, views, and ruminations. By Richard Gould-Saltman.

http://familylawguy.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 21

    Impact of Domestic Violence on Children

    Impact of Domestic Violence on Children
    The majority of domestic violence goes unreported. Only one in four cases of domestic violence will be reported. According to a study done by the American Psychological Association, parents or caregivers were physically injured in more than…
  • Apr 7

    Child Support Obligation After Death of the Child

    Child Support Obligation After Death of the Child
    David A. Shane, now 47 years old, was convicted in 1997 of the 1994 murder and feticide of 23 year old Nicole Lynn Koontz who was seven months pregnant with Shane’s co-defendant’s, Robert L. Hicks’, child. Shane is serving a 60 year…
  • Apr 1

    Update on the Pelletier Case

    Update on the Pelletier Case
    This is a follow up to one of my older blogs about Justina Pelletier, the 15 year old Connecticut teenager who suffers from some psychiatric and physical medical issues. Justina was removed from her parents’ custody while receiving medical…
Rank this Week: 1714

Fort Lauderdale Divorce Lawyer…

Fort Lauderdale Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, custody, and child support. By Sandy T. Fox, P.A.

http://www.fortlauderdaledivorcelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1089

New Jersey Family Law Blog

New Jersey Family Law Blog

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

http://www.newjerseyfamilylawblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Restraining Orders Don’t Go Away Until Rescinded by the Court

    Restraining Orders Don’t Go Away Until Rescinded by the Court
    Restraining orders don’t just go away. That’s the lesson one New York couple learned after a routine traffic stop in New Jersey led to the driver’s arrest on contempt of court charges stemming from violation of an…
  • Apr 7

    Enforcing Alimony Payments across State Line

    Enforcing Alimony Payments across State Line
    When alimony is awarded as part of a legal separation or divorce settlement, it becomes a legally binding agreement enforceable by the court. As such, the receiving spouse has recourse if and when the paying spouse fails to meet his or her…
  • Mar 24

    Court Paves the Way for Parents to Share in Liability for Their Children’s Harassing Behavior

    Court Paves the Way for Parents to Share in Liability for Their Children’s Harassing Behavior
    In 2011 New Jersey adopted its Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights in response to the Federal Government’s efforts to protect people, especially children, from this growing problem. Since then, schools have been responsible for addressing…
Rank this Week: 3002

Pennsylvania Family Law

Pennsylvania Family Law

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

http://pafamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Apr 21

    AVOIDING THE 10% 401(K) TAX PENALTY

    AVOIDING THE 10% 401(K) TAX PENALTY
    As the nation emerges from the fog of tax season, many people who paid little attention to their taxes for the previous eleven months just received a crash course in tax planning, either on their own or with their tax professional. If they…
  • Apr 4

    MAKE APRIL 11 YOUR TAX DAY

    MAKE APRIL 11 YOUR TAX DAY
    It isn’t just the accountants who suffer in April.  Not that they garner much sympathy but lawyers who do divorce work are also afflicted by a tsunami of telephone calls that begin a couple days before April 15.  Most begin…
  • Apr 1

    A PAGE TURNER OPINION FROM MONTGOMERY COUNTY REMINDS US OF WHAT IS AND ISN’T RELEVANT IN A CUSTODY CASE

    A PAGE TURNER OPINION FROM MONTGOMERY COUNTY REMINDS US OF WHAT IS AND ISN’T RELEVANT IN A CUSTODY CASE
    One of the most difficult concepts for lay persons to understand in the law is the rule stating that only relevant evidence is admissible in judicial proceedings.  The concept would seem self-evident as no one would disagree with the…
Rank this Week: 1815

Iowa Law Blog

Iowa Law Blog

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

http://www.iowa-lawblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Man-imony? The Changing Face of Alimony

    Man-imony? The Changing Face of Alimony
    Although the word "alimony" is not used in the Iowa Code, the terms "alimony" and "spousal support" are interchangable.  Alimony is stipend to a spouse in lieu of the other spouse's legal obligation for support.  In Re Marriage of…
  • Apr 15

    Cats, Dogs and No Contact Orders.

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

    Conducting an Investigation

    Conducting an Investigation
    An employee just made a complaint of harassment or discrimination. You know you have a duty, as the employer, to investigate the employee’s complaint, but aren’t entirely sure how to conduct the investigation. Here are a few…
Rank this Week: 4446

HeyAnnette

HeyAnnette

Covers Arizona family law. By Annette T. Burns.

http://heyannette.com/blog/
  • Apr 21

    Arizona AFCC Summit Project Report on Domestic Violence is Released

    Arizona AFCC Summit Project Report on Domestic Violence is Released
    The Arizona Chapter of AFCC has released its 2013 Summit Project, titled Domestic Violence Preliminary Intervention Plan:  Assessment and Early Intervention for Alleged Abusers, Abused Persons, and Children.    Compiled by…
  • Mar 11

    AFCC Online Resource

    AFCC Online Resource
    AFCC maintains a resource website called Center for Excellence in Family Court Practice that, not surprisingly, holds great resources. I visit this site pretty frequently, to find everything from the Wingspread Report (the report which was…
  • Aug 19

    Coparenting resource

    Coparenting resource
    There are lots of resources for coparenting information and suggestions for communication.   If everyone was willing to track down, read and use these resources on their own, the need for parenting coordinators and coparenting counselors…
Rank this Week: 3811

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/
  • Apr 21

    New Jersey Child Support Amnesty; A Sign of the Time

    New Jersey Child Support Amnesty; A Sign of the Time
    As a New Jersey Divorce Attorney, over the past few years I have noticed a sharp increase in consultations with clients who are seeking a reduction in their child support obligations. On the other hand, many new and previous clients have…
  • Apr 16

    When Calculating New Jersey Child Support for one child, are my other Children from Another Family Taken into Account?

    When Calculating New Jersey Child Support for one child, are my other Children from Another Family Taken into Account?
    As a New Jersey Family Lawyer for nearly twenty years, I have been asked this question countless times. Obviously, as our culture as shifted since the 1960's, folks with multiple families is quite common. So the answer in a word is, yes. …
  • Apr 9

    Is A Professional Degree Property In a New Jersey Divorce?

    Is A Professional Degree Property In a New Jersey Divorce?
    As a New Jersey Divorce Attorney, I am all too aware of the famous expression, "what's yours is mine, and what's mine is yours." Well, with some exceptions, this is not accurate in a New Jersey divorce. The most popular question by far that I…
Rank this Week: 3747

Law Office of Martin Murphy Blog

Law Office of Martin Murphy Blog

Covers mediation, collaborative law and family law in Massachusetts.

http://www.massachusettsfamilylawfirm.com/blog
  • Apr 21

    Who Will Pay for College?

    Who Will Pay for College?
    The well being of children is a major issue of concern during a divorce proceeding. Parties are often at odds over custody, visitation and child support for minor children. Another common issue though, is the matter of determining who takes…
  • Apr 14

    Massachusetts Divorce Bill Gets Personal

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

    Preparing Your Finances for a Collaborative Divorce

    Preparing Your Finances for a Collaborative Divorce
    A recent report by ABC News discusses the economics of divorce. The end of a marriage can prove financially and emotionally devastating for both parties, especially when the spouses are communicating with one another in a negative and…
Rank this Week: 3729

Harris Firm Blog

Harris Firm Blog

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

http://www.theharrisfirmllc.com/harrisfirmblog/
  • Apr 20

    CustodyAffidavit

    CustodyAffidavit
    Custody Affidavits in Shelby County Divorces In a Shelby County uncontested divorce filing, a document called a custody affidavit is required to be signed by both parties.  This affidavit is not required in every county in…
  • Apr 1

    AlabamaRelocationAct

    AlabamaRelocationAct
    Alabama Relocation Act In all divorce settlement agreements involving children, there is a part of the Alabama statute that is generally copied into the agreement called the Alabama Relocation Act.  It basically states how you are to…
  • Mar 21

    FrequentlyAskedQuestionsAboutBankruptcy

    FrequentlyAskedQuestionsAboutBankruptcy
    Frequently Asked Questions About Bankruptcy Process 1) What is Bankruptcy? Bankruptcy was created to give individuals and entities an opportunity to have get financial relief and potentially get a fresh start and resolve their serious…
Rank this Week: 2608

Alabama Criminal and Family Lawyer…

Alabama Criminal and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers family and criminal law. By Skier & Associates.

http://www.alabamacriminalandfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Alabama’s Expungement Law Makes Front Page of Montgomery Advertiser

    Alabama’s Expungement Law Makes Front Page of Montgomery Advertiser
    If you are following the new law regarding expungement of arrests for certain offenses in Alabama, you will want to read this article:   http://tinyurl.com/kadqjzo The article does an excellent job of explaining the rationale behind the…
  • Apr 15

    Basic Facts Regarding Grounds for Annulments in Alabama

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

    Alabama FINALLY has an expungement law!

    Alabama FINALLY has an expungement law!
    Alabama has a new law that will allow many people who have been accused of committing a criminal offense, but had the charges dismissed, were found not guilty by a jury, or completed a program such as drug court or pretrial diversion to have…
Rank this Week: 2400

Llabona Law Blog

Llabona Law Blog

Covers Florida family law issues.

http://www.llabona.com/blog/
  • Apr 20

    Recent Wave of Friendly Celebrity Divorce

    Recent Wave of Friendly Celebrity Divorce
    Divorce is an extremely emotional event. Even the most level-headed of people can find themselves resorting to grudges, revenge, and petty name-calling when looking down the barrel of a divorce. It’s understandable, too, as for many…
  • Apr 13

    Man Liable for Death Caused by Separated Wife’s Vehicle

    Man Liable for Death Caused by Separated Wife’s Vehicle
    The benefits of a properly-prepared and filed divorce are many. Without a well-trained expert on your side, the repercussions of a bad divorce can send ripples throughout the rest of your life, and even into your children’s lives.…
  • Apr 6

    Training Courses Lead to Increased Marriage Satisfaction

    Training Courses Lead to Increased Marriage Satisfaction
    When people hear of marriage counseling or training, they almost always think of relationships that are already showing signs of trouble. However, recently, there have been outbreaks of so-called “skills training” classes for new…
Rank this Week: 3839