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NJ Family Issues

NJ Family Issues

Focuses on New Jersey divorce and estate planning. By Paul G. Kostro.

http://www.kostrolaw.com/NJFamilyIssues
Rank this Week: 75

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

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

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

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

    Consequences of Changing the Locks on the Marital Home

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

    Video: Cordell & Cordell News - October 24, 2014

    Video: Cordell & Cordell News - October 24, 2014
    DadsDivorce and MensDivorce as well as their sponsor, Cordell & Cordell, present a news video for the week of October 24, 2014.This week, Cordell & Cordell Principal Partner Joe Cordell added a new article to his…
Rank this Week: 108

Law Offices of Scott David Stewart…

Law Offices of Scott David Stewart Blog

Covers divorce and family law.

http://www.arizonalawgroup.com/Legal-Blog.aspx
  • Jul 7

    How Child Support Is Determined in Arizona

    How Child Support Is Determined in Arizona
    Child support is usually paid by the noncustodial parent. If parents share custody after divorce, the court usually chooses the parent with the larger income to pay child support. Child support agreements differ from case to case and depend…
  • Jun 30

    Do I Have to Take the Field Sobriety Tests?

    Do I Have to Take the Field Sobriety Tests?
    Standardized field sobriety tests or "SFSTs" are used by law enforcement to ascertain whether a driver is intoxicated. All law enforcement agencies throughout the nation have to abide by the same standard of field sobriety testing set by the…
  • Feb 11

    An Overview of Arizona's DUI Law

    An Overview of Arizona's DUI Law
    In the state of Arizona, there are three major drunk driving statutes: Title 28-1381 – Driving Under the Influence Title 28-1382 – Extreme / Super Extreme DUI Title 28-1383 – Aggravated Driving Under the Influence Title…
Rank this Week: 116

Divorce Strategy and Advice Blog

Divorce Strategy and Advice Blog

Helps women navigate the intricacies of divorce and save money along the way. By Helene Taylor.

http://heleneltaylor.com/blog/
  • Oct 22

    What happens to my down payment if title to our house is in my spouse’s name?

    What happens to my down payment if title to our house is in my spouse’s name?
    You asked: “I used my inheritance to make the down payment on our home during marriage but title was taken solely in my spouse’s name. What happens to my down payment in the divorce? I answered: If you and your spouse negotiate…
  • Oct 5

    Dating Again: The whys and how to date after divorce

    Dating Again: The whys and how to date after divorce
    If you want to remarry or find a partner, you’ll probably need to re-enter the dating pool. If the thought of doing this makes you shudder, consider these things before getting your toes wet while dating after divorce.
  • Oct 4

    Can and how should you do-it-yourself divorce?

    Can and how should you do-it-yourself divorce?
    People are representing themselves in divorce because they believe lawyers don’t offer quality services or they can’t afford lawyers’ fees. Others believe their cases are simple and can be handled with legal information…
Rank this Week: 133

The Divorce Blog

The Divorce Blog

Covers divorce and family law news. By Kevin W. Chern.

http://www.totaldivorce.com/blog
  • Oct 21

    No Agreement on Same-Sex Marriage, Divorce at Vatican

    No Agreement on Same-Sex Marriage, Divorce at Vatican
    After a two week long meeting at the Vatican aimed at improving outreach to modern families, the Catholic Church released a document Saturday that drastically revised previous phrasing on homosexuals and divorced families. Pope Francis had…
  • Sep 25

    Kris and Bruce Jenner Divorce

    Kris and Bruce Jenner Divorce
    Kris Jenner has officially filed for divorce from Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner, ending their 23-year marriage. The documents were filed Monday, September 22 in the L.A. Superior Courthouse, citing irreconcilable differences. The filing…
  • Sep 5

    32 States Ask Supreme Court to Rule on Same-Sex Marriage

    32 States Ask Supreme Court to Rule on Same-Sex Marriage
    Following decisions made by several states this week, 32 states have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to rule upon the legality of same-sex marriage. Massachusetts filed a brief Thursday, along with fourteen states that allow gay marriage, asking…
Rank this Week: 185

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/
  • Oct 1

    Los Angeles Divorce for Kris Jenner and Bruce Jenner

    Los Angeles Divorce for Kris Jenner and Bruce Jenner
    Keeping up with the Kardashians stars Kris Jenner and Bruce Jenner are finally putting their marriage to bed. Kris Jenner filed her Petition for Dissolution of Marriage this month, citing a date of separation of June 1, 2013. Kris and…
  • Sep 29

    Divorce for Amber Rose

    Divorce for Amber Rose
    Amber Rose has filed for divorce from Wiz Khalifa, E! News confirms. The pair wed on July 8, 2013 and have one son together, one-year-old Sebastian 'The Bash' Taylor Thomaz, whom they welcomed on February 21, 2013. According to the…
  • Sep 26

    Telephonic Witnesses in a Court Hearing

    Telephonic Witnesses in a Court Hearing
    When Mother filed for divorce from Father, the parties' daughter was living with Mother, and the parties' son was living with Father. Both parties sought custody of their son. During trial, Mother's witness was her son's guidance counselor,…
Rank this Week: 180

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

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

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

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

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

    Seymore: "Openness in International Adoption, Columbia Human Rights Law Review"
    Malinda L. Seymore has posted Openness in International Adoption, Columbia Human Rights Law Review (forthcoming), on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The growth in international adoption has been spurred, at least in part, by the desire of…
  • Oct 29

    Social Neuroscience

    Social Neuroscience
    From cafe. com: In Part 1 of this interview, married neuroscientists John and Stephanie Cacioppo discussed her research on love. Here, John explains his research and some paradoxical behaviors of the lonely. MG: You are one of the founders…
Rank this Week: 192

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

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

    When Surrogacy and Adoption Goes Wrong

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

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

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

    How Family Law Court Costs Escalate…

    How Family Law Court Costs Escalate…
    One of the main reasons the middle class is abandoning family courts in droves is because of the bank-draining costs of litigation. While it may appear straight forward to bring a claim for parenting or child support, there are a myriad of…
Rank this Week: 290

NY Divorce Attorney Blog

NY Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers New York divorce law. By David Centeno.

https://nyuncontesteddivorceattorney.com/wordpress/
  • May 6

    A New Era?

    A New Era?
    Could this be the dawn of the new civil divorce? Last Friday Gov. Jay Inslee signed the Uniform Collaborative Law Act which allows couples to agree on the terms of their divorce without going to court at all. This act can save many couples…
  • Apr 30

    New Divorce Audio Coaching Program Helps Parents Minimize Effects of Divorce on Their Childre

    New Divorce Audio Coaching Program Helps Parents Minimize Effects of Divorce on Their Childre
    Much has been made about the effects of divorce on children. Some studies claim that children end up as alcoholics or abusers, others claim they are more prone to divorce. Regardless it is pretty obvious that divorce does have a major effect…
  • Apr 23

    The Shocking Way That Porsha Stewart Found Out About Her Divorce!

    The Shocking Way That Porsha Stewart Found Out About Her Divorce!
    Porsha Stewart, the wife of former NFL star and now TV analyst Kordell Stewart, was admittedly shocked when she found out that her husband had fild for divorce. However the way it happened was even worse, imagine finding out on Twitter!? Read…
Rank this Week: 310

ABC Family Law Blog

ABC Family Law Blog

Covers Florida family law. By the Law Firm of Adam B. Cordover, P.A.

http://abcfamilyblog.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 27

    Prenuptial Agreements: Divorce Planning or Collaborative Marriage Planning?

    Prenuptial Agreements: Divorce Planning or Collaborative Marriage Planning?
    Prenuptial agreements have been around for quite some time in Florida.  They are an agreement between people who are about to wed in which the parties set out their rights and responsibilities in a written document that is executed in…
  • Oct 13

    Tampa Same Sex Divorce Appeal: Text of Answer Brief

    Tampa Same Sex Divorce Appeal: Text of Answer Brief
    We know all men are not created equal in the sense some people would have us believe – some people are smarter than others, some people have more opportunity because they’re born with it, some men make more money than ……
  • Oct 4

    Will a Florida Judge Order a Doggy Custody Schedule?

    Will a Florida Judge Order a Doggy Custody Schedule?
    When two people are getting divorced in Florida, and they have one or more minor children, a custody schedule (now known in Florida as a time-sharing schedule)  must be established.  Approximately 90-95% of all cases settle at…
Rank this Week: 462

Brownn Family Law

Brownn Family Law

Feature information and updates on Minnesota divorce and family law issues. By Brown Law Offices, PA.

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

    The Rights of Unwed Fathers in Minnesota

    The Rights of Unwed Fathers in Minnesota
    You may wonder what happens if you are an unwed father to a newborn. Being a father means, naturally, taking on responsibility for your child, and making sure that you do what’s best for him or her. But what rights do you…
  • Jan 8

    What’s the Difference Between Physical and Legal Custody in Minnesota?

    What’s the Difference Between Physical and Legal Custody in Minnesota?
    The phrase “custody” is used to describe the obligations, and rights, of parents regarding the care of their children. Child custody issues come about when an unmarried couple has a child together, or when married parents get a…
  • Oct 30

    I Was Rushed Into Signing A Prenuptial Agreement, Is It Valid?

    I Was Rushed Into Signing A Prenuptial Agreement, Is It Valid?
    Did you sign a prenuptial agreement and it felt a bit rushed? Did you not have time to adequately read the terms of the agreement? Were you coerced into signing the agreement? It can be difficult to have a prenuptial agreement thrown out,…
Rank this Week: 535

NJ Family Legal Blog

NJ Family Legal Blog

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

http://njfamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Oct 23

    The ABC’s of Family Law- A is for “Assets”

    The ABC’s of Family Law- A is for “Assets”
    “What’s included” is a question which I hear many times each week as I meet with clients who are thinking about or embarking on the path of divorce or separation.  What assets are included in the marital estate is…
  • Oct 15

    NEW JERSEY FAMILY LAW PODCAST SERIES – CHILD SUPPORT AND EMANCIPATION

    NEW JERSEY FAMILY LAW PODCAST SERIES – CHILD SUPPORT AND EMANCIPATION
    In the return of our New Jersey Family Law Podcast Series, we are proud to present our fifth installment discussing child support and emancipation.  This has been a hot topic in recent months, especially following the Rachel…
  • Oct 10

    Pre-School: Is it School, or is it Day Care? And which parent gets to decide?

    Pre-School: Is it School, or is it Day Care? And which parent gets to decide?
    In the days of my childhood, formal education began in Kindergarten when, finally, I got to ride the bus with the big kids.  Not so much any more.  The vast majority of children now go to some type of pre-Kindergarten program during…
Rank this Week: 509

Georgia Family Law Blog

Georgia Family Law Blog

Covers family law Issues in Georgia, including divorce, alimony, and child support. By Stephen M. Worrall.

http://www.gafamilylawblog.com/
  • Nov 18

    We're Moving!

    We're Moving!
    I am consolidating the content of all of our blogs at our Georgia Family Law website. Please join us there for new posts and to find all of our old posts.
  • Jul 27

    What happens with my Social Security if I get divorced?

    What happens with my Social Security if I get divorced?
    As a Cobb County divorce attorney, many clients ask me what the Social Security consequences would be if they were divorced. Many questions need to be answered.          Experts at AARP and the Social Security Administration provide this…
  • Jul 27

    What happens with my Social Security if I get divorced?

    What happens with my Social Security if I get divorced?
    As a Cobb County divorce attorney, many clients ask me what the Social Security consequences would be if they were divorced. Many questions need to be answered.          Experts at AARP and the Social Security Administration provide…
Rank this Week: 531

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Oct 29

    Men Can Receive Alimony From Ex-Wive

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

    Documents Necessary in a Divorce

    Documents Necessary in a Divorce
    Getting a divorce often means that documents and information that has rarely seen the light of day must be found, copied, and presented to an attorney. These documents are generally related to property and assets, with the purpose of creating…
  • Oct 27

    Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe Successfully Co-Parent

    Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe Successfully Co-Parent
    While there has been a lot of acknowledgement for Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin's conscious uncoupling and subsequent friendship, there are other Hollywood couples that provide examples of successful relationships following a separation,…
Rank this Week: 606

Cardozo Law Student Chapter -…

Cardozo Law Student Chapter - Children's Rights Institute

Cardozo law student division of CRI founded by 2010 Cardozo graduates Danielle Goldstein and Benjamin Ryberg. CRI-Cardozo has over 40 student members and is dedicated to raising awareness about human rights abuses against children.

http://www.childrensrightsinstitute.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 543

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: 772

Dallas Divorce Law Blog

Dallas Divorce Law Blog

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

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

    Dallas divorce lawyer has unique perspective

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

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

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

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

    Would living in Texas have been better for Mr. Hamm in his Oklahoma divorce?
    The Harold Hamm divorce in Oklahoma is getting a lot of media attention right now. The divorce trial has started and the wife is making allegations that the husband’s company is rewriting history to downplay his role in the…
Rank this Week: 656

California Divorce Blawg

California Divorce Blawg

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

http://www.hardinglaw.com/blog
  • Oct 21

    Divorce Not Necessarily Bad For The Kid

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

    Online Child Support Calculator

    Online Child Support Calculator
    Walk into most California family law courtrooms, or into the office of many California family law lawyers, and you will be introduced to a software program called Dissomaster.  This very expensive computer software, $500 plus per year,…
  • Oct 6

    Supreme Court Punts Again On Same-Sex Marriage

    Supreme Court Punts Again On Same-Sex Marriage
    Today the U.S. Supreme Court let stand appeals court rulings from five states that allow same-sex marriage.  It may seem odd to some folks not familiar with the workings of the court, but what it has done is made a decision by…
Rank this Week: 729

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/
  • Sep 30

    #618 Criminals With Badges, Janitors With Gun

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

    In Memoriam: June 2014 Death

    In Memoriam: June 2014 Death
    Sorry for the lack of blog posts of late. Professional obligations and an illness kept me from posting much in June. Hopefully, with the holiday weekend soon upon us, I can get back into the swing of things. Some months, there seem to be a…
  • Jun 19

    In Memoriam: May 2014 Death

    In Memoriam: May 2014 Death
    I realize that most of my "heroes" were men. But that doesn't mean that none of them were women. However, for the time being, as James Brown might say, it's a man's world, like it or not. And, if you haven't already noticed, as a kid I…
Rank this Week: 704

Australian Divorce Blog

Australian Divorce Blog

Covers family law and divorce in Australia. By Stephen Page.

http://australiandivorce.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 27

    Why I like being a divorce lawyer: "Only one person believed in me- you did, and you changed my life as a result. Thank you."

    Why I like being a divorce lawyer: "Only one person believed in me- you did, and you changed my life as a result. Thank you."
    Many of my colleagues over the years- those who do not do family law- have said that those who do family law are mad, and "I don't know how you can do  it"- before regaling me with their rare, searing family law experiences. "Give me…
  • Sep 23

    What an extraordinary morning- acceptance by both IAML and AAARTA!

    What an extraordinary morning- acceptance by both IAML and AAARTA!
    Some morning its pays to wake up! This morning was one of those mornings. When I went through my emails this morning I came across two extraordinary emails. This morning I have been accepted into membership of both the International…
  • Sep 23

    Visit to an old friend opposed to domestic violence

    Visit to an old friend opposed to domestic violence
    Last night I was lucky enough to call in an old friend who was recovering from major surgery. Her prospects are good, thankfully.Visiting her made me reflect as to how long it has been that I have been involved with domestic violence. This is…
Rank this Week: 708

Cavers Law Blog

Cavers Law Blog

Covers collaborative law, divorce, family law and marriage. By J. Shannon Cavers.

http://caverslaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 13

    Divorce Corp. – Documentary Decoded Part 4: Courts Create Conflict?

    Divorce Corp. – Documentary Decoded Part 4: Courts Create Conflict?
    I take issue with many things said in the Divorce Corp. documentary, and my focus for today’s post is the statement “The court System is designed to create conflict.”  To the contrary, the court system is where…
  • Jan 12

    Divorce Corp. – Documentary Decoded Part 3: Texas Juries in Family Law

    Divorce Corp. – Documentary Decoded Part 3: Texas Juries in Family Law
    After seeing Divorce Corp., I’m taking the opportunity to correct the impression that there are no juries in family law cases – only judges.  The documentary quotes Thomas Jefferson about the importance of juries: “It…
  • Jan 12

    Divorce Corp. – Documentary Decoded Part 2

    Divorce Corp. – Documentary Decoded Part 2
    I am proud of my work as a family attorney.  At seven years old I was subjected to the family law system.  At the end of the first custody go-round, I felt angry with my parents, their attorneys, and the judge.  My…
Rank this Week: 707

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

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

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Oct 29

    The curious incident of Article 8 in the Night time

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

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

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

    CAFCASS COMPLAINTS

    CAFCASS COMPLAINTS
    I recently made a FOI request to CAFCASS in order to see what was happening in terms of the trends of complaints from parents. I thought (rightly) that there was likely to have been an increase in complaints post LASPO driven by the increase…
Rank this Week: 828

New York Divorce Report

New York Divorce Report

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

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

    A Torn Up Pre Nup Is Still Valid

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

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

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

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

    Size Does Matter: Does A Big Engagement Ring Predict Divorce?
    The size of your engagement ring could be a predictor of the success of your marriage. A study conducted by two economics professors at Emory University concluded that the higher the cost of the engagement ring, the shorter the marriage. …
Rank this Week: 952

Pennsylvania Family Law

Pennsylvania Family Law

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

http://pafamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Oct 29

    FACEBOOK IS A VIRTUAL ADDRESS…UNLESS IT’S NOT

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

    PA CHILD ABDUCTED BY FATHER IN SEATTLE – OCEAN CROSSING FEARED

    PA CHILD ABDUCTED BY FATHER IN SEATTLE – OCEAN CROSSING FEARED
    About a month and a half ago I wrote about parental kidnappings and Pennsylvania’s statute designed to prevent such situations.  Based on numerous reports going back to mid-September, it unfortunately appears that such a situation…
  • Oct 2

    HAGUE CONVENTION ON SUPPORT ORDERS MOVES CLOSER TO RATIFICATION

    HAGUE CONVENTION ON SUPPORT ORDERS MOVES CLOSER TO RATIFICATION
    Seven years after becoming a signatory state to the Hague Convention on International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance, Congress passed and the President signed into law implementing legislation which will gives…
Rank this Week: 824

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/
  • Oct 25

    Obtaining Records from Department of Defense

    Obtaining Records from Department of Defense
    Thanks to Mark S. Sullivan, a retired Army Reserve JAG colonel for instructions in how to obtain witnesses and documents from the Department of the Navy.
  • Oct 23

    Michigan Adoption Subsidies | New, Time-limited Rights for Adoptive Parent

    Michigan Adoption Subsidies | New, Time-limited Rights for Adoptive Parent
    The Michigan Legislature has enacted Public Act 308 of 2014. It is effective immediately. The new law allows adoptive parents of foster children with certain health conditions an additional way to receive adoption assistance. However, there…
  • Oct 14

    New Form | Affidavit of Parentage

    New Form | Affidavit of Parentage
    Parentage may be established at the time of birth or later when the mother and father of the child execute an affidavit of parentage. The form for this was updated in October 2013--more than a year after the enactment of the Revocation of…
Rank this Week: 878

Divorce Law Journal

Divorce Law Journal

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

http://louisvilledivorce.typepad.com/info/
  • Oct 24

    Published UCCJEA Opinion from Ky Court of Appeals Today

    Published UCCJEA Opinion from Ky Court of Appeals Today
    Danaher v. Hopkins Trial court's denial of petition to register a foreign custody judgment was affirmed. A court must enforce a foreign judgment only when the issuing state had jurisdiciton under the UCCJEA. Because North Carolina did not…
  • Oct 24

    Published Opinion from Ky Court of Appeals Today: Order requiring mother to have a passport issued for child affirmed

    Published Opinion from Ky Court of Appeals Today: Order requiring mother to have a passport issued for child affirmed
    Benton v. Sottingeanu An order requiring a parent to obtain a passpot for a child does not require specific findings of fact where no modification of parenting time is made. The court must consider the child's best interests. Federal law…
  • Oct 17

    Fourth Published Family Law Opinion from Ky Court of Appeals Today

    Fourth Published Family Law Opinion from Ky Court of Appeals Today
    Waddle v. Waddle Award of grandparent visitation reversed because court failed to apply the modified best interest standard to consider the objection of mother who is presumed fit. Court must presume a fit parent is making decisions in the…
Rank this Week: 876

Minnesota Divorce and Family Law…

Minnesota Divorce and Family Law Blog

Covers parenting, alimony, child support, divorce and more. By Gerald O. Williams.

http://divorcelawyermn.com/minnesota-divorce-blog/
  • Oct 12

    Moving the Children Within the State

    Moving the Children Within the State
    Previous posts have addressed the issue of moving minor children outside of Minnesota, which requires either the consent of the other parent or permission of the family court.  That rule suggests that a parent residing with children in…
  • Jun 16

    Family Courts Are Not Fulfilling ICMC Timing Goal

    Family Courts Are Not Fulfilling ICMC Timing Goal
    When a marriage dissolution case is first filed with the court, most metro area Minnesota courts schedule the case for an Initial Case Management Conference (ICMC).  This is a non-contested, non-litigious step in the process that gives…
  • Apr 24

    Divorce Using Paralegal Service Lacks Cost-Benefit

    Divorce Using Paralegal Service Lacks Cost-Benefit
    When someone (or some couple) is getting divorced, and has no disputes, the case often is suited for being drafted up by a paralegal service.  Divorce paralegal services tend to be low-cost, but are able to complete the divorce paperwork…
Rank this Week: 985

Law Blog

Law Blog

By Foreman & Caraciolo, P.C.

http://www.theharrisburglawyers.com/law-blog/
  • May 9

    Do Grandparents have Standing to Pursue Custody of a Grandchild?

    Do Grandparents have Standing to Pursue Custody of a Grandchild?
    Does Grandmother who has been involved in her Grandchild’s life since birth, who has been a babysitter and substantially aided in raising the child, including periods when the Mother and Child lived with her, but has not had custody of…
  • May 8

    Pennsylvania State Police Lack Standing to Pursue SORNA Appeal

    Pennsylvania State Police Lack Standing to Pursue SORNA Appeal
    The Pennsylvania State Police filed seventy-three (73) appeals to the Superior Court after the Commonwealth and defendants in those cases entered into negotiated plea agreements which would alter registration requirements the defendants would…
  • May 8

    Can you Legally Spank your Children in Pennsylvania?

    Can you Legally Spank your Children in Pennsylvania?
    Our Commonwealth has long recognized the parental right to use corporal punishment.  This parental right is specifically protected by statute and specifies that the use of force on a minor is justified if that person is either the parent…
Rank this Week: 1050

Wisconsin Family Lawyer Blog

Wisconsin Family Lawyer Blog

Covers child placement, property division and other family law issues. By Wessel, Lehker & Fumelle Inc.

http://www.wisconsinfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • May 1

    Estate Planning in Wisconsin Pending Divorce

    Estate Planning in Wisconsin Pending Divorce
    A friend of the family died recently at age 54. He and his wife had lived apart for several years; they were planning to divorce, perhaps had already started a divorce action. As with most divorces, a variety of problems plagued the marriage,…
  • Jan 17

    Termination of Child Support in Wisconsin When a Child Reaches Adulthood

    Termination of Child Support in Wisconsin When a Child Reaches Adulthood
    In Wisconsin, parents have an obligation to support their child financially until the child is 18 years old. This support obligation can extend to age 19 if the child is in high school ("pursuing an accredited course of instruction leading to…
  • Nov 15

    ENFORCEMENT OF PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENTS IN WISCONSIN: PROVISIONS REGARDING DIVISION OF PROPERTY UPON DIVORCE

    ENFORCEMENT OF PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENTS IN WISCONSIN: PROVISIONS REGARDING DIVISION OF PROPERTY UPON DIVORCE
    Maybe you entered a marital property agreement (prenup) prior to your marriage, and now that you are contemplating divorce, you assume there is no point in discussing division of property because the prenup's provisions will control. Or maybe…
Rank this Week: 1014

Divorce Lawyer in Augusta, Georgia

Divorce Lawyer in Augusta, Georgia

Offers tips and information about Georgia divorces. By the Goolsby Law Firm.

http://divorcelawyerinaugustageorgia.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 12

    Uncontested Divorce in Georgia and What It Mean

    Uncontested Divorce in Georgia and What It Mean
              We, at the Goolsby Law Firm, LLC, frequently receive telephone calls and email inquiries from people seeking information about how to get an…
  • Dec 17

    Divorce and the Holiday

    Divorce and the Holiday
    As Augusta, Georgia divorce lawyers, we generally expect the number of divorces to slow down at this time of year. I am sure it comes as no surprise to you that people will often delay seeking a divorce attorney until after the…
  • Sep 13

    Expensive Celebrity Divorces: Robin William

    Expensive Celebrity Divorces: Robin William
    [Photo of Robin Williams from wikipedia]          Divorces, especially if they aren't uncontested divorces, can be expensive! Just ask actor Robin Williams! According to various news reports, Williams is reportedly…
Rank this Week: 808

North Texas Family Law Blog

North Texas Family Law Blog

Covers Texas family law news. By Verner & Brumley, P.C.

http://www.northtexasfamilylawblog.com/
  • Jan 2

    What Changes and What Stays the Same with Regard to Child Support Order

    What Changes and What Stays the Same with Regard to Child Support Order
    Child support in Texas has always been a court ordered obligation in Texas divorce and paternity actions.  Before implementation of the child support guidelines in the Texas Family Code in the 1980s, child support orders varied from…
  • Sep 16

    Two Recent Changes to the Child Support Statute

    Two Recent Changes to the Child Support Statute
    Effective September 1, 2013, two changes to the child support statute came into effect. The first change is a housekeeping amendment. Texas Family Code section 154.062(b)(5) includes both a catch–all provision to determine the amount of…
  • May 23

    You Can't Have Too Many People Pitching for a Kid

    You Can't Have Too Many People Pitching for a Kid
    A Major League baseball team has twenty-five men on its active roster. The active roster consists of the players who suit up to play in a given game. Of these twenty-five players, five will be the starting pitchers. Typically, the bullpen…
Rank this Week: 936

Florida Family Law Blawg

Florida Family Law Blawg

Covers Florida family law cases and news. By Christopher Chopin.

http://flafamlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    Fourth District Court Reverses Paternity Judgment

    Fourth District Court Reverses Paternity Judgment
    The Fourth District Court of Appeal reversed today in Jeffers v. McLeary, a case in which the Father appealed an amended final judgment of paternity on the grounds that the Court was required to take evidence from each party regarding…
  • Apr 17

    Fourth DCA Permits Domestic Violence Filing by Temporary Resident

    Fourth DCA Permits Domestic Violence Filing by Temporary Resident
    The Fourth District Court of Appeal ruled today in Rudel v. Rudel, a case involving two German residents.  While the Wife and daughter of the parties had temporarily moved to Florida for the minor child to attend school, the Wife filed a…
  • Apr 17

    Restriction on Toy Guns Reversed by Fourth DCA

    Restriction on Toy Guns Reversed by Fourth DCA
    The Fourth District Court of Appeal ruled today in Ingram v. Ingram, reversing as to a single issue raised.  Referencing an “unfortunate experience” with a BB gun while on a visit with his father, the Fourth District upheld a…
Rank this Week: 956

DIY Divorce in Florida

DIY Divorce in Florida

Offers free legal tips to people representing themselves in Florida divorces. By Pamela S. Wynn.

http://diydivorce.typepad.com/diy_divorce_in_florida/
  • Mar 27

    Alimony Reform

    Alimony Reform
    PLease visit my law office blog to read about 2013 alimony reform www.pamelawynn.com/blog
  • Sep 19

    Florida Financial Affidavit - To File or Not to File?

    Florida Financial Affidavit - To File or Not to File?
    Those divorcing couples who have made Scalesagreements as to the property and children often want to skip filing a Florida financial affdiavit because
  • Aug 16

    What Does a Remand Mean in Your Divorce Case?

    What Does a Remand Mean in Your Divorce Case?
    If you are one of the lucky ones and succeed in your appeal, the appeallate court may "remand" your DIY divorce case to the trial...
Rank this Week: 928

Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer Blog

Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, child custody, and child support in Florida. By Wolf, Atter & Wolf, P.A.

http://www.jacksonvilledivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 1

    Florida Alimony and Proposed Legislative Changes for 2013

    Florida Alimony and Proposed Legislative Changes for 2013
    Florida marriages lasting longer than sixteen (16) years may result in an award of permanent alimony if the spouses decide to divorce. Over recent years the debate of alimony in Florida has been at the forefront of legislative session. The…
  • Feb 26

    What Is the Harm in Doing Your Own Divorce in Florida?

    What Is the Harm in Doing Your Own Divorce in Florida?
    The world of, "do it yourself," has become far easier over the years with the invention of the internet. People now walk into doctors' offices and tell the doctor what their diagnosis is and what medication to prescribe. The same is true…
  • Feb 22

    Establishing Paternity of a Child in Florida: Establishing Parental Rights and Visitation

    Establishing Paternity of a Child in Florida: Establishing Parental Rights and Visitation
    In recent years, the rules and laws regarding paternity actions in Florida have changed. Paternity cases generally establishes a father’s parental rights to a child in Florida; however, if the paternity case is brought by the Florida…
Rank this Week: 1003

Legal Commentary on Proposition 8…

Legal Commentary on Proposition 8 and the Right to Marry

Articles and comments by attorneys and legal scholars, and related legal news. From Michael Ginsborg.

http://prop8legalcommentary.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 28

    Farewell

    Farewell
    In May, I decided that I would need a hiatus to prepare an article on a subject unrelated to this site. I have just completed my forthcoming article for law librarians, "Ending Our Conflicts of Interest to Protect Consumers of Legal…
  • May 22

    Hiatus from my usual schedule of blogging

    Hiatus from my usual schedule of blogging
    I regret that, for at least several weeks, I will lack time to update this site on a regular basis. I face two challenges. First, I expect to publish an article on a subject I have been thinking about for 20 years.
  • May 15

    Legal news this month

    Legal news this month
    Domestic partnership
Rank this Week: 914

Sam Hasler's Indiana Divorce &…

Sam Hasler's Indiana Divorce & Family Law Blog

Covers child custody, child support and divorce.

http://haslerlaw2.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 21

    For Those Using Free Forms From The Internet

    For Those Using Free Forms From The Internet
    Be careful of what you get. I have said this before but not quite as well as Wiggin & Nourie, P.A. does with its Is LegalZoom Legal?
  • Mar 20

    Prenuptial Agreements Are Good For Family Businesse

    Prenuptial Agreements Are Good For Family Businesse
    If you have a family business then read the following from The Williston Herald, Family roles play a part in farm operation, succession A family death brings questions about new roles: "To help deal with in-laws, Hanson is now a firm believer…
  • Mar 19

    Why Estate Planning?

    Why Estate Planning?
    Give Allinotte Law Office's Do you want to deal with this now or let your family deal with it later? a read. I think the article points out a few things not usually thought of when thinking of estate planning. Both the things needing…
Rank this Week: 935

Surrogacy Lawyer

Surrogacy Lawyer

Covers assisted reproduction law and family formation issues, including surrogacy, egg donation, embryo donation and sperm donation. By Stephanie Caballero.

http://surrogacylawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 9

    First UK Baby Born Free of Cancer Gene

    First UK Baby Born Free of Cancer Gene
    While this has been done in the United States, the first baby was born in the UK free of the breast cancer gene, BRCA1, which would have meant that the baby girl had an 80 percent chance of contracting breast cancer. I know this is a…
  • Jan 9

    Assisted Reproduction and Autism

    Assisted Reproduction and Autism
    It’s only speculation now that environmental factors, including assisted reproduction technologies, have contributed to the high increase in the number of children diagnosed with Autism. Education and awareness of Austin have been key…
  • Dec 29

    Economic Turmoil Fuels India's Fertility Busine

    Economic Turmoil Fuels India's Fertility Busine
    I recently posted about how patients are canceling their IVF appointments for surrogacy and egg donation in India because of the recent terrorist attacks in Mumbai, but apparently that has not stopped the booming industry in India. In fact,…
Rank this Week: 972

Maryland Divorce Legal Crier

Maryland Divorce Legal Crier

Covers divorce, child support, child custody, alimony, equitable property distribution, father's rights, mother's rights, family law, and laws on divorce. By James Gross.

http://mddivorcelawyers.com/legalcrier
  • Oct 30

    Divorce Quote

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

    They Never Mentioned That in School

    They Never Mentioned That in School
    When I was a chemical engineering student, we used slide rules and stayed up all night to work out problems with accuracy to the third decimal point. My first job out of school was with Proctor & Gamble.  I was assigned to design a…
  • Oct 24

    How to Put Your Divorce in Perspective

    How to Put Your Divorce in Perspective
    “Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.”—Mark Twain
Rank this Week: 1202

Michael A. Meschino Blog

Michael A. Meschino Blog

Covers Illinois family law.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelaw.org/blog/
  • Oct 29

    The Illinois Domestic Violence Act

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

    How is spousal maintenance determined in Illinois?

    How is spousal maintenance determined in Illinois?
    When a marriage ends in divorce in Illinois, both spouses must face changes regarding their finances. In many cases, the dissolution of the relationship leaves one spouse without the financial ability to maintain his or her lifestyle or…
  • Oct 27

    What type of child custody should you seek?

    What type of child custody should you seek?
    When an Illinois marriage ends in divorce, parents and the courts must determine where a couple’s child should live and which parent should be responsible for the child’s well-being. Many people assume that child custody is solely…
Rank this Week: 1085

A Child is Missing

A Child is Missing

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

http://joelbrandes.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1200

Givens Law Group Family Law Blog

Givens Law Group Family Law Blog

Covers all aspects of Family Law in Florida.

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

    Too Much Durational Alimony?

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

    Putative Father Registry

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

    Modifying Non-modifiable Alimony

    Modifying Non-modifiable Alimony
    Marital settlement agreements frequently contain provisions regarding alimony. Great care must be taken in drafting alimony agreements as the number of payments, amount of the payment, and conditions regarding when alimony will end must…
Rank this Week: 1101

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

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

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

    Should I Use an Expert to help with my Divorce?

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

    Which Spouse Should File for Divorce?

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

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

    Upcoming Changes to Family Code Section 4323(a): Same-Sex Equality
    Gender neutral language has not always been present in the California Family Code. For instance, the current California Family Code Section 4323(a)(1) reads as follows: "Except as otherwise agreed to by the parties in writing, there is a…
Rank this Week: 1480

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/
  • Oct 27

    Thomas v. Thomas: On Temporary Support Orders in Divorce Case

    Thomas v. Thomas: On Temporary Support Orders in Divorce Case
    The division of martial property can be one of the more complex aspects of any divorce proceeding.  In Thomas v. Thomas, a case from the Delaware Supreme Court, Husband was an independent contractor for a financial services company with…
  • Oct 24

    In re: C.C. v. L.J.: Termination of Parental Rights Cases in Alabama

    In re: C.C. v. L.J.: Termination of Parental Rights Cases in Alabama
    In re: C.C. v. L.J., an appeal from the Alabama Supreme Court, deals with the very complex process a court can use to terminate the parental rights of a biological parent.  In this case, mother filed a petition with juvenile court to…
  • Oct 21

    In re Paternity of D.M.Y.: On Calculating a Child Support Arrearage

    In re Paternity of D.M.Y.: On Calculating a Child Support Arrearage
    One of the most adversarial family law cases involves a situation where one parent is not making their court-ordered child support payments on time or at all.  In re Paternity of D.M.Y., an appeal from the Supreme Court of Indiana, dealt…
Rank this Week: 1143

Divorce: New York

Divorce: New York

By Neil Cahn, PLLC.

http://www.divorceny.com/
  • Oct 27

    Attacking Open-Court Divorce Stipulations: Is There a Double Standard?

    Attacking Open-Court Divorce Stipulations: Is There a Double Standard?
    In its October 22, 2014 decision, the Appellate Division Second Department in Ebel v. Ebel  upheld an open-court divorce settlement stipulation against the attack of the wife. In his June, 2012 determination of the lower court,…
  • Oct 19

    It Just Became Tougher To Validate Prenuptial Agreement

    It Just Became Tougher To Validate Prenuptial Agreement
    The Second Department seems to have taken another bite out of prenuptial agreements. My March 25, 2013 post asked, Is it Open Season on Prenuptial Agreements? That post discussed the Second Department’s February, 2013 decision…
  • Oct 5

    Ex-Husband May Fire Ex-Wife Despite Intent to Use Employment As Support Device

    Ex-Husband May Fire Ex-Wife Despite Intent to Use Employment As Support Device
    A couple that used “employment” of the ex-wife by the ex-husband as a device to provide post-remarriage support to the ex-wife was bound to employment rules. The wife could be fired for misconduct. So held the Appellate Division,…
Rank this Week: 1373

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber,…

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber, PLLC

Covers bankruptcy, family law, foreclosure, and real estate law in New York.

http://vaughnweberlaw.com
  • Oct 24

    Civil Rights Case Eventually Leads to Justice

    Civil Rights Case Eventually Leads to Justice
    (photo from nydailynews.com)   New York Daily News writer Stephen Rex Brown (October 23, 2014 edition) told the story of Jeff Deskovic and the incredible award he obtained.  It was the largest verdict in U.S. history at $41.6…
  • Oct 23

    Important Distinction in Civil Rights Case

    Important Distinction in Civil Rights Case
    The Court in Burbar v. Inc. Vill. of Garden City,961 F. Supp. 2d 462,2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 117029,2013 WL 4427810(E.D.N.Y.2013) made a very important distinction when deciding the Defendant’s motion to dismiss.  After analyzing the…
  • Oct 22

    Familial Exception to Eviction

    Familial Exception to Eviction
    A very interesting decision was issued by Judge Eric Bjorneby, J.D.C. in Kakwani v Kakwani,40 Misc. 3d 627,967 N.Y.S.2d 827,2013 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 2555,2013 NY Slip Op 23200,2013 WL 3155372(N.Y. Dist. Ct.2013).  This eviction action…
Rank this Week: 1205