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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: 121

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

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

    Wedding "High"

    Wedding "High"
    From the New York Times: The risk of self-delusion is ever-present in the days leading up to a wedding. There you are, surrounded by parents, friends, caterers and florists, all vying for attention. And as the big day approaches, everyone...
  • Mar 30

    Marrying Across Class Line

    Marrying Across Class Line
    From Jessi Streib (assistant professor of sociology at Duke University), writing for the Washington Post: Madison didn’t have an easy childhood. As a kid, her house was always in disrepair. Her parents couldn’t consistently afford…
  • Mar 30

    Young v. United States Parcel Service

    Young v. United States Parcel Service
    Professors Naomi Cahn & June Carbone, on the GWU Law Review blog: At the core of the Court’s decision in Young v. United Parcel Service is a fundamental question of feminist jurisprudence: should women be treated the same as men,...
Rank this Week: 133

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Apr 1

    DadsDivorce LIVE: The Forgotten Victim Of Domestic Violence

    DadsDivorce LIVE: The Forgotten Victim Of Domestic Violence
    Although the issue of domestic violence has been brought to the forefront recently, there is still an often overlooked victim that frequently finds a lack of resources and adequate support when faced with domestic abuse. The majority of…
  • Mar 31

    Who Decides A Child’s Religion After Divorce?

    Who Decides A Child’s Religion After Divorce?
    Over the last 30 years, the number of custody disputes involving religion has exploded. In previous generations, sole custody was almost always awarded to the mother, who would have the right to determine the child’s religious…
  • Mar 30

    Sorting Out Inheritances During Divorce

    Sorting Out Inheritances During Divorce
    Question: My wife is hinting at a divorce and I don’t want to fight her. For the last six years we have been living off her inheritance she received when her father passed away. Most of that is in investment accounts, most of which are…
Rank this Week: 176

Divorce Law Journal

Divorce Law Journal

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

http://louisvilledivorce.typepad.com/info/
Rank this Week: 242

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/
  • Apr 1

    Peter Senese Charged with Scamming Parents of Abducted Children

    Peter Senese Charged with Scamming Parents of Abducted Children
    Peter Senese is out on bond after federal charges were filed against him for allegedly bilking parents of children abducted abroad out of tens of thousands of dollars.
  • Mar 30

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

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

    Cyber-bullying | Monica Lewinsky Speaks Out

    Cyber-bullying | Monica Lewinsky Speaks Out
    "Public shaming as a blood sport has to stop," says Monica Lewinsky. In 1998, she said, “I was Patient Zero of losing a personal reputation on a global scale almost instantaneously.” Today, the kind of online public shaming she…
Rank this Week: 258

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

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

    MoJ welcomes Voice of the Pet recommendation

    MoJ welcomes Voice of the Pet recommendation
    Simon HughesThe Ministry of Justice has welcomed the recommendation by the Voice of the Pet Advisory Group that pets be included in family mediation sessions.The Advisory Group was established last year by the Minister of State for Justice…
  • Mar 27

    Past and future

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

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

    Supreme Court judgment in In the matter of S (A Child)
    The full judgment can be found here and a press summary here.
Rank this Week: 265

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: 354

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: 403

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: 431

California Divorce and Family Law

California Divorce and Family Law

Covers celebrity marriages, child custody, child support, divorce, paternity, prenuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements, remarriage and taxes. By Jeffrey Lalloway.

http://oc-divorce.typepad.com/california_divorce_and_fa/
  • Aug 7

    The Best Thing to do After Divorce or Breakup: Yoga

    The Best Thing to do After Divorce or Breakup: Yoga
    Divorce, even at its most amicable, can cause an enormous amount of stress, anger, worry, confusion, and resentment. People often struggle to find ways to overcome the negative feelings that face them. However, in a recent study conducted by…
  • Aug 7

    'Gray Divorces' rising

    'Gray Divorces' rising
    More Baby Boomers couples in Fairfax County are calling it quits. A recent study by an area law firm shows residents older than 55 are divorcing at increasingly high rates. Calling the county "the divorce capital of Virginia," the Arlington…
  • Aug 6

    Stevie Wonder files for divorce

    Stevie Wonder files for divorce
    Stevie Wonder, 62, is ending his 11-year marriage to fashion designer Kai Millard Morris. According to a report at www.tmz.com, the Saginaw-born Wonder filed for divorce Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court using his legal name: Stevland…
Rank this Week: 450

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: 594

Rhode Island Divorce Lawyer Tips…

Rhode Island Divorce Lawyer Tips for You

Covers Rhode Island divorce and family law. By Chris Pearsall.

http://www.rhodeislanddivorcetips.com/
Rank this Week: 606

NJ Family Legal Blog

NJ Family Legal Blog

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

http://njfamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Mar 13

    SUPREME COURT RULES THAT EXPERT REPORT NOT BASED UPON EVIDENCE SHOULD BE SUPPRESSED – SHOCKING!?!

    SUPREME COURT RULES THAT EXPERT REPORT NOT BASED UPON EVIDENCE SHOULD BE SUPPRESSED – SHOCKING!?!
    It is not uncommon to get in an expert report from the other side that makes you scratch your head.  Maybe it is well written  Maybe it is very interesting.  Hopefully the math is right.  Maybe it is even very…
  • Mar 13

    E is for Exemption: Who Gets it?

    E is for Exemption: Who Gets it?
    April 15th is bearing down on us, and as divorced and separated parents get ready to file tax returns, the question of the dependency exemptions comes up.  According to IRS rules, only one taxpayer may claim a dependency exemption for a…
  • Mar 13

    E is for Exemption: Who Gets it?

    E is for Exemption: Who Gets it?
    April 15th is bearing down on us, and as divorced and separated parents get ready to file tax returns, the question of the dependency exemptions comes up.  According to IRS rules, only one taxpayer may claim a dependency exemption for a…
Rank this Week: 632

Australian Divorce Blog

Australian Divorce Blog

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

http://australiandivorce.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 17

    Impacts of domestic violence: Bryce taskforce

    Impacts of domestic violence: Bryce taskforce
    The Bryce task force set out the impacts of domestic and family violence:At the extreme end of domestic and family violence is homicide. The National Homicide Monitoring Program reported that, between 2010-11 and 2011-12, 39%, or…
  • Mar 16

    Defining domestic and family violence: Bryce report

    Defining domestic and family violence: Bryce report
    The Bryce report provides an excellent discussion of what is domestic violence and family violence:Domestic violence, also called intimate partner violence, occurs in a variety of forms including physical, emotional, and economic violence…
  • Mar 15

    The history of domestic violence reforms in Queensland: Bryce report

    The history of domestic violence reforms in Queensland: Bryce report
    Quentin Bryce's task force sets out a good history of how domestic violence has been tackled in Queensland (and Australia):Domestic violence is not new. It spans history, countries, and cultures, and has profound impacts on…
Rank this Week: 641

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Apr 1

    Pro Golfer Jason Dufner Divorcing Wife Amanda

    Pro Golfer Jason Dufner Divorcing Wife Amanda
    The day after finishing tied for 24th at the Valspar Championship, pro golfer Jason Dufner and his wife, Amanda agreed on a divorce settlement. The couple met through mutual friends in 2009, got engaged in 2011, and were married on May 5,…
  • Mar 31

    Mary Bonauto to Argue for Gay Marriage in Supreme Court

    Mary Bonauto to Argue for Gay Marriage in Supreme Court
    On April 28, the Supreme Court will be hearing arguments over the same-sex marriage debate, however, this date has just become even more historic. On Tuesday, attorneys for gay and lesbian plaintiffs chose Mary Bonauto, a lawyer and civil…
  • Mar 30

    Major Life Events That Lead to Divorce

    Major Life Events That Lead to Divorce
    While there are definitely marriages that end in "happily ever after," many couples endure plenty of life stressors and relationship changes that change the dynamics of the relationship permanently. As Los Angeles divorce attorneys, we're…
Rank this Week: 676

The Divorce Blog

The Divorce Blog

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

http://www.totaldivorce.com/blog
  • Feb 6

    Wife Divorces Dad Over Down Syndrome Newborn

    Wife Divorces Dad Over Down Syndrome Newborn
    A New Zealand father was served divorce papers by his wife after he refused to give up his newborn son who was just diagnosed with Down syndrome. Samuel Forrest’s son, Leo, was born on January 21 in an Armenian hospital. Upon his…
  • Jan 21

    Judge Grants Kentucky’s First Same-Sex Divorce

    Judge Grants Kentucky’s First Same-Sex Divorce
    A Kentucky judge has granted the state’s first same-sex divorce, despite a state law banning the recognition of gay marriage. Judge Joseph O’Reilly allowed the divorce of two Louisville women who were legally married in…
  • Jan 14

    Actor Gary Oldman to Divorce Fourth Wife

    Actor Gary Oldman to Divorce Fourth Wife
    Actor Gary Oldman and his fourth wife Alexandra Edenborough are getting divorced. Singer-songwriter Edenborough, 36, filed paperwork in Los Angeles on Friday, January 9, according to People Magazine. The court documents cite…
Rank this Week: 711

New York Personal Injury Lawyer…

New York Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newyorkinjurylawyer247blog.com/
  • Mar 30

    Plaintiffs oppose the instant motion...cont

    Plaintiffs oppose the instant motion...cont
    Defendant's motion seeking summary judgment is hereby granted. Given the allegations made by plaintiffs within their bill of particulars and upon a review of the evidence submitted, the only categories of serious personal injury applicable to…
  • Mar 29

    Plaintiffs oppose the instant motion...cont

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

    Plaintiffs oppose the instant motion..cont

    Plaintiffs oppose the instant motion..cont
    The proponent of a motion for summary judgment carries the initial burden of tendering sufficient admissible evidence to demonstrate the absence of a material issue of fact as a matter of law. There is no requirement that the proof for said…
Rank this Week: 712

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/
  • Mar 22

    Blood guts and a bad divorce

    Blood guts and a bad divorce
    People ask why I’m a former trial attorney. I respond with this question. “Would you spend most of your precious time on earth in a bad divorce and with lawyers people love to hate?” Enough said? Sometimes. Like stopping at…
  • Mar 19

    How to gather evidence in divorce

    How to gather evidence in divorce
    Use these five divorce discovery tools to get records, documents or other evidence you need for hearings, trials or in mediation or settlement conferences The post How to gather evidence in divorce appeared first on Helene L Taylor, Esq.
  • Mar 2

    How to prepare for a child custody battle

    How to prepare for a child custody battle
    A child custody battle may easily be one of the most important and difficult fights of a parent’s life. Roles and futures are at stake while on bended knee, hands tied before the court. Kids are always in the middle and regularly hit by…
Rank this Week: 716

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Mar 31

    Death Row Prosecutor Apologizes to Innocent Man

    Death Row Prosecutor Apologizes to Innocent Man
    My regular readers will know that I abhor the arrogance of police and prosecutors who play a significant role in the wrongful conviction of innocent accused, both in Canada and the United States, but refuse to acknowledge their responsibility…
  • Mar 29

    Notables Who Failed the Bar Exam

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

    There’s a Sucker Born Every Minute

    There’s a Sucker Born Every Minute
    PT Barnum of circus fame is credited with saying “There’s a sucker born every minute”, and that’s just what hucksters and fraud artists count on. Here’s the email I received today… “I hope you get…
Rank this Week: 737

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/
  • Mar 19

    Interactive Process in Action

    Interactive Process in Action
    If you’re not sure what the interactive process is supposed to look like under the ADA, peruse the facts of the 8th Circuit’s decision in Minnihan v. Mediacom.  I’m also going to summarize the facts below, but if you…
  • Mar 17

    Thinking about selling For Sale By Owner?

    Thinking about selling For Sale By Owner?
    With both interest rates and home inventory starting the year at lows we haven't seen in a long time, this may be the best opportunity for you to sell your home for the most profit.  Most people hire a Realtor to help them through the…
  • Mar 2

    Grandparent and Great-Grandparent Visitation

    Grandparent and Great-Grandparent Visitation
    I am frequently asked about grandparent and/or great-grandparent visitation.  Iowa Code Section 600C.1 discusses the circumstances in which a grandparent and/or great-grandparent may petition the court for visitation with a grandchild…
Rank this Week: 757

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

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

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

    How do you depublish an opinion?

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

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

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

    The drawback of preventing non-parties from attending mediation

    The drawback of preventing non-parties from attending mediation
    ADR Rule 5(d) states that “ADR [Alternative Dispute Resolution] conferences are private. Other persons may attend only with the permission of the parties, their attorneys and the mediator.” In family court mediations, parties will…
Rank this Week: 768

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: 783

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: 792

ABC Family Law Blog

ABC Family Law Blog

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

http://abcfamilyblog.wordpress.com/
  • Mar 28

    Florida Alimony Reform 2015 – Florida Alimony Guideline

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

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

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

    Podcast: Mindful Co-Parenting Parts 1 & 2

    Podcast: Mindful Co-Parenting Parts 1 & 2
    Tampa Bay Psychologists Jeremy Gaies and James Morris were recently on the Divorce Without Destruction Podcast to discuss their book, Mindful Co-Parenting.  The also discussed the interdisciplinary collaborative family law process.…
Rank this Week: 855

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: 875

Connecticut Lesbian and Gay Law

Connecticut Lesbian and Gay Law

Covers gay marriage, civil unions, and step-parent and co-parent adoptions. By Irene C. Olszewski.

http://ctlgbtlaw.wordpress.com
  • Jan 24

    Colorado Civil Unions Bill Passes Senate

    Colorado Civil Unions Bill Passes Senate
    Yesterday,  a Colorado Senate committee voted 3-2 to pass Senate Bill 11, which would legalize civil unions for same-sex couples in that state.  The bill was opposed by Republicans in that vote.  The bill will now be heard by…
  • Jan 24

    Colorado Civil Unions Bill Passes Senate

    Colorado Civil Unions Bill Passes Senate
    Yesterday,  a Colorado Senate committee voted 3-2 to pass Senate Bill 11, which would legalize civil unions for same-sex couples in that state.  The bill was opposed by Republicans in that vote.  The bill will now be heard by…
  • Jan 23

    Connecticut Legislature Confirms First Openly Gay Supreme Court Justice

    Connecticut Legislature Confirms First Openly Gay Supreme Court Justice
    Earlier today, the Connecticut General Assembly confirmed Andrew J. McDonald, a Democratic state senator, as the first openly gay justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court. The Senate voted 30-3 to confirm McDonald while the House voted…
Rank this Week: 888

Maryland Divorce Legal Crier

Maryland Divorce Legal Crier

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

http://mddivorcelawyers.com/legalcrier
  • Mar 25

    Sweatpants Are Number One Reason for Divorce

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

    Divorce Quote

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

    Breakup Songs We Wish We’d Written

    Breakup Songs We Wish We’d Written
    Gone by Rip Chords (1963) [SPOKEN] We’ve been going steady And you’ve been making me cry Now it’s your turn, baby So I’m saying bye-bye [CAR ENGINE SOUND] Gone, gone, gone My baby’s gone, gone, gone Yes,…
Rank this Week: 942

My Arizona Divorce Lawyer

My Arizona Divorce Lawyer

Provides analysis and commentary on family law matters in Arizona. By Gregg R. Woodnick, PLLC.

http://woodnicklaw.wordpress.com/
  • Dec 8

    Holiday Parenting Plan

    Holiday Parenting Plan
    Holidays are a stressful time of the year, especially for divorced or separated couples. The financial burden that families face is not the only obstacle for families with parenting plans or other orders in place.  Dividing holiday time…
  • Dec 8

    Holiday Parenting Plan

    Holiday Parenting Plan
    Holidays are a stressful time of the year, especially for divorced or separated couples. The financial burden that families face is not the only obstacle for families with parenting plans or other orders in place.  Dividing holiday time…
  • Aug 19

    Should I Get a Divorce?

    Should I Get a Divorce?
    Everyone experiences difficulties at various points in life. These concerns can be numerous and minor, few and severe, or any combination between. Families endure financial hardship, healthcare problems, emotional and psychological…
Rank this Week: 946

Missouri Divorce and Family Law…

Missouri Divorce and Family Law Blog

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

http://familylaw.mwortmanlaw.com/
  • Feb 22

    Attorney fee expenses cannot be considered part of reasonable monthly expenses in maintenance modification

    Attorney fee expenses cannot be considered part of reasonable monthly expenses in maintenance modification
    Recent case: Attorney fees are not a substantial and continuing change in circumstances that supports a modification of maintenance, especially when the fees are for the modification case. Husband appeals the judgment modifying the divorce…
  • Feb 1

    10 facts about divorce that every divorcing parent should consider

    10 facts about divorce that every divorcing parent should consider
    The following points are from a recent article on today.com, published by a divorce mediator.  If you are in the middle of a divorce or contemplating a divorce in Missouri, these are all excellent points to think about. 10 facts about…
  • Jan 18

    Parenting plan must have written time schedule and address holiday

    Parenting plan must have written time schedule and address holiday
    Recent Case:  Missouri parenting plans must have specific, written parenting time schedule and must address holidays. Mother appeals from a judgment entered in the Circuit Court of Atchison County dissolving her marriage to Father.…
Rank this Week: 967

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

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

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Mar 27

    The hunt for the perfect suitcase, Chapter 3…

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

    Panorama on Legal Aid

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

    Statistical Release – exceptional legal aid

    Statistical Release – exceptional legal aid
    New stats are out for Legal Aid and Family Courts here. For the period Oct – Dec 2014 the proportion of s10 exceptional legal aid applications that were granted is much improved, and is now at approximately 25% (previously under 4% for…
Rank this Week: 988

Ohio Family Law Blog

Ohio Family Law Blog

Provides family law and divorce information for Ohio families. By Holzfaster, Cecil, McKnight & Mues.

http://www.hcmmlaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 1006

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, family law, and nonprofit law information for Lancaster County and Pennsylvania residents. From Russell, Krafft & Gruber.

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Apr 1

    What’s in a (Fictitious) Name?

    What’s in a (Fictitious) Name?
    The Pennsylvania Fictitious Names Act generally requires any business that is operating in Pennsylvania under an assumed name, style or designation other than the proper name of the entity using such name to register their fictitious name…
  • Mar 24

    Do You Want FHA Approval for Your Condominium?

    Do You Want FHA Approval for Your Condominium?
    There are all kinds of acronyms floating around when talking about mortgage programs for condominium associations:  FHA, VA, FMNA, FHLMC, FDMC, etc.  Community associations may benefit from learning about these programs, especially…
  • Mar 23

    12-Packs Available Earlier Than Anticipated

    12-Packs Available Earlier Than Anticipated
    Earlier this month, the PLCB made headlines when they issued a ruling indicating that beer distributors could now sell 12-packs of beer.  In the wake of that decision, many beer distributors and breweries were scrambling to make changes…
Rank this Week: 1014

California Divorce Blawg

California Divorce Blawg

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

http://www.hardinglaw.com/blog
  • Mar 31

    John Harding Speaks at Spain Program

    John Harding Speaks at Spain Program
    Harding & Associates Family Law principal John Harding enjoyed the privilege of appearing as a speaker at the European Chapter meeting of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.  Conducted in Seville, Spain in March, the…
  • Mar 17

    The Vexatious Litigant

    The Vexatious Litigant
    If you have a compulsion to go to court for no apparent reason it can get you into hot water.  Section 391 of California’s Code of Civil Procedure says a vexatious litigant is “a person who has, while acting [as his or her…
  • Mar 11

    Please Enjoy Our New Website

    Please Enjoy Our New Website
    Welcome to the new hardinglaw.com website! Here is the backstory: Roughly five years ago Harding & Associates Family Law launched an updated website. It was innovative for its time, and immediately garnered national attention for its…
Rank this Week: 1019

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/
  • Dec 4

    What Are The Odds That I Will Get Divorced: Are the Divorce Rates Down?

    What Are The Odds That I Will Get Divorced: Are the Divorce Rates Down?
    According to a report in the New York Times, divorce lawyers, like me, may be soon looking for new careers. The divorce rate, which had been as high as fifty percent is reportedly decreasing. According to a study: About 70 percent of…
  • Nov 17

    Dog Divorce Tug of Wars: Preventable By a Pup-Nup

    Dog Divorce Tug of Wars: Preventable By a Pup-Nup
    With growing frequency, couples are fighting for custody of their cats and dogs when they divorce. Like all litigated matters, a pet custody case can be expensive and contentious. Recent New York courts have ruled that pet custody divorce…
  • Nov 5

    Service by Social Networking: Can You Be Served Through Facebook?

    Service by Social Networking: Can You Be Served Through Facebook?
    The next time you check into Facebook, you may get more than a “Like” from one of your friends, you could be served with legal papers. Recently, a New York judge authorized service of legal papers through Facebook in a family law…
Rank this Week: 1073

International Family Law

International Family Law

Covers international divorce law, international child custody, international child abduction and international prenuptial agreements. By Jeremy Morley.

http://www.internationalfamilylawfirm.com/
  • Apr 1

    Indian American Parents of ‘Abducted’ Kids Seek U.S. Help

    Indian American Parents of ‘Abducted’ Kids Seek U.S. Help
    Lalit K. Jha, Press Trust of India | Posted: Monday, March 30, 2015 3:00 pmIndian American parentsA group of Indian American parents held a candle light vigil outside the White House on Mar. 25, 2015, seeking the U.S. government’s help…
  • Mar 31

    Hong Kong Divorce Jurisdiction

    Hong Kong Divorce Jurisdiction
    Jeremy D. Morley  The courts of Hong Kong deal with large numbers of international divorce cases. Hong Kong has jurisdiction if certain specified conditions are fulfilled but it is important to understand that the courts may decline…
  • Mar 30

    Notes on the Netherlands and the Hague Abduction Convention

    Notes on the Netherlands and the Hague Abduction Convention
    Jeremy MorleyThe Dutch Office of the Liaison Judge International Child Protection has reported as follows:In the Netherlands the International Child Abduction Implementation Act, amended in 2012, requires that all international child…
Rank this Week: 1089

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: 1098

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: 1131

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/
  • Mar 22

    Ex Parte Jones – Father Not Responsible for Covering Son’s College Cost

    Ex Parte Jones – Father Not Responsible for Covering Son’s College Cost
    Prior to the fall of 2013, parents could be required by Alabama Courts to pay for post-minority support and college education expenses for children after they turned 19. That was under the ruling established in Ex Parte Bayliss. But then, in…
  • Mar 20

    Clayton v. Langley – Alabama Appeals Court Weighs Child Custody Dispute

    Clayton v. Langley – Alabama Appeals Court Weighs Child Custody Dispute
    In Alabama, court rulings pertaining to child custody can be altered, but only when there is evidence of a material change in circumstance. The standard by which child custody modifications are reviewed in Alabama is called the McLendon…
  • Mar 18

    Report: Divorce Likelier When Wife Falls Ill

    Report: Divorce Likelier When Wife Falls Ill
    It’s plainly written in almost all vows of marriage that the union is to last through times of sickness as well as good health. However, there is evidence that sickness has a devastating impact on some marriages – particularly if…
Rank this Week: 1168

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/
  • Feb 4

    Minnesota Divorce Basics: Jurisdiction and Venue

    Minnesota Divorce Basics: Jurisdiction and Venue
    Jurisdiction and venue are two issues that serve as an undercurrent to Minnesota divorce and family law cases. While not typically a “front and center” problem, it is important to recognize that the outcome of your case can…
  • Jan 30

    Parenting Time in Minnesota: Legislative Changes Make Equal Time Easier

    Parenting Time in Minnesota: Legislative Changes Make Equal Time Easier
    Equal access schedules with children have become easier to achieve, following amendments to Minnesota’s parenting time modification statute. Pursuant to caselaw, a parent who sought to achieve a 50/50 parenting time schedule, following…
  • Jan 4

    Methods For Resolving Spousal Maintenance Claims In Minnesota

    Methods For Resolving Spousal Maintenance Claims In Minnesota
    Spousal maintenance (often referred to as “alimony”) involves one party to a divorce paying the other to assist them with routine household expenses following the dissolution of the marriage. The law in this area is extremely…
Rank this Week: 1187

Rochester Family Lawyer Blog

Rochester Family Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Enforcement of Payment Obligations Pursuant to Judgment of Divorce

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

    Enforceability of Prenuptial Agreement

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

    Constructive Emancipation and the Child’s Conduct

    Constructive Emancipation and the Child’s Conduct
    I have previously written about constructive emancipation issue and also addresses some of the applicable law in another post.  Generally, a child can become emancipated through his actions when the child either refuses to have…
Rank this Week: 1222

Massachusetts Divorce & Family…

Massachusetts Divorce & Family Law Blog

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

http://massachusettsfamilylaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1223

Attorney O's Midnight Musings:…

Attorney O's Midnight Musings: Connecticut Law

Covers Connecticut divorce, criminal and probate law. By Irene C. Olszewski.

http://ireneolszewski.com/ctlawblog
  • Jan 24

    Why Lawyers Choose Specific Practice Area

    Why Lawyers Choose Specific Practice Area
    I receive numerous calls every day from people with legal issues who are looking for a lawyer to advise them and possibly represent them in court.  There’s nothing unusual about that.  This is a law office, after…
  • Jan 23

    3 Divorce Options in Connecticut

    3 Divorce Options in Connecticut
    If you are seeking divorce in the State of Connecticut, you have 3 options available to you:  litigation, collaborative divorce or mediation. These are the procedures by which your divorce will be filed with the Superior Court and…
  • Jan 21

    President Barack Obama’s 2013 Inaugural Addre

    President Barack Obama’s 2013 Inaugural Addre
    Barack Obama was sworn in today for his second term as President of the United States.  For those who missed his inaugural address, here’s the video. The full text follows. THE PRESIDENT:  Vice President Biden, Mr. Chief…
Rank this Week: 1236

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/
  • Mar 3

    Texas Divorce Statistics January 2015

    Texas Divorce Statistics January 2015
    This from the Office of Court Administration, divorce filings in Texas account for 89% of all cases filed in the District Courts. In the fiscal year 2014, there were 111,409 divorces filed in Texas district courts out of a total of 125,588.…
  • Feb 23

    Same Sex Marriage in Texas… Yes, Then No

    Same Sex Marriage in Texas… Yes, Then No
    Last week was a crazy time in Texas for proponents of same sex marriage.  Here’s a timeline of the events that occurred last week: On Tuesday morning, a probate judge in Travis County declared the Texas definition of marriage…
  • Feb 21

    Michelle O’Neil authority on Texas’ same sex marriage ruling

    Michelle O’Neil authority on Texas’ same sex marriage ruling
    I participated in several media interviews pertaining to the events between Tuesday Feburary 17 and Thursday February 19, 2015 on Texas first legal same sex marriage between a lesbian couple in Travis County, Texas. Here are the links to my…
Rank this Week: 1274

New Hampshire Family Law Blog

New Hampshire Family Law Blog

Information and insight for people struggling with divorce and family law matter. By Kysa M. Crusco of Crusco Law Office.

http://www.nhfamilylawblog.com/
  • Feb 10

    Lessons from the Superbowl on Co-Parenting

    Lessons from the Superbowl on Co-Parenting
    A court will look to many factors under RSA 461-A:6 when making an initial determination of parental rights and responsibilities. Provided that each parent is capable of providing a safe, loving home, one of the most important…
  • Jan 15

    Spenard: Voluntary Unemployment, Financial Affidavits and Post-Trial Evidence

    Spenard: Voluntary Unemployment, Financial Affidavits and Post-Trial Evidence
    In the Matter of Susan Spenard and David Spenard was decided on October 17, 2014 The Facts Husband and Wife married in 1998. During the marriage the Husband worked in real estate and owned several businesses and the Wife worked as an…
  • Jan 15

    Spenard: Voluntary Unemployment, Financial Affidavits and

    Spenard: Voluntary Unemployment, Financial Affidavits and
    In the Matter of Susan Spenard and David Spenard was decided on October 17, 2014 The Facts Husband and Wife married in 1998. During the marriage the Husband worked in real estate and owned several businesses and the Wife worked as an…
Rank this Week: 1280

Albuquerque Divorce Lawyer Blog

Albuquerque Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers New Mexico family and divorce law topics, including community property, child custody and property division issues. By Collins & Collins, P.C.

http://www.collinsattorneys.com/divorceblawg/
  • Dec 6

    Holiday Travel Often Leads to Child Custody and Time-Sharing Dispute

    Holiday Travel Often Leads to Child Custody and Time-Sharing Dispute
    Travel with the children can, in the absence of a parenting plan that deals with the issue of travel, cause conflict between the parents.  The potential for conflict associated with travel with the children is especially high during the…
  • Dec 3

    Violation of Child Custody During the Holidays has Serious Consequence

    Violation of Child Custody During the Holidays has Serious Consequence
    Child custody disputes get pretty heated during the holidays.  For whatever reason, the holidays bring out the worst in some with respect to the kids. Many times one of the parties will try to change up the parenting plan and holiday…
  • Nov 3

    Considerations Prior to Same-Sex Marriage in New Mexico

    Considerations Prior to Same-Sex Marriage in New Mexico
    It has now been more than a year that the United States Supreme Court, in United States v. Winsor (June 26, 2013), held Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) unconstitutional and in effect paved the way for more and…
Rank this Week: 1303