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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: 120

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

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

    Child Marriage is as Popular as ever in Bangladesh

    Child Marriage is as Popular as ever in Bangladesh
    From The Washington Post: On her wedding day, 15-year- old Nasoin Akhter looked “melancholic,” according to photographer Allison Joyce, who documented the teenage girl’s wedding to her 32-year-old husband, Mohammad Hasamur Rahman, last…
  • Aug 30

    Mexico Adoption-For-Cash Scheme Took Babies From Mother

    Mexico Adoption-For-Cash Scheme Took Babies From Mother
    From CBS News: A child welfare official in northern Mexico took at least nine babies from poor or drug-addicted mothers and offered them to adoptive parents in exchange for payments ranging from $5,000 to $9,000, authorities said Friday. Raul…
  • Aug 29

    You Need To Tell Your Child's Teacher About Your Divorce

    You Need To Tell Your Child's Teacher About Your Divorce
    From LA Times: The school year is just beginning, but grades are already in on parent-teacher communication: needs improvement. There’s a crucial disconnect between parents and teachers, both vital players in a child's growth and…
Rank this Week: 134

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Aug 27

    Pilot Program Aims To Solve Child-Support Problem

    Pilot Program Aims To Solve Child-Support Problem
    It’s apparent that the child-support system in the United States is, at best, flawed. Perhaps the system’s biggest failing is how it treats low-income parents who lack the ability to pay. Once they fall behind on payments, even if…
  • Aug 26

    DadsDivorce Live: Reuniting Homeless Fathers With Their Kid

    DadsDivorce Live: Reuniting Homeless Fathers With Their Kid
    It’s hard enough for divorced fathers to maintain meaningful bonds with their children under the best of circumstances. For dads who find themselves in a dire financial situation and without a place to live, the situation is drastically…
  • Aug 25

    Do Men Take Breakups Harder Than Women?

    Do Men Take Breakups Harder Than Women?
    Do men or women take breakups harder? New research suggests that women might experience more emotional turmoil after a split, but men have more difficulty recovering. Researchers from Binghamption University and University College London…
Rank this Week: 173

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: 243

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/
  • Aug 26

    What Papers must be Return to Former Client?

    What Papers must be Return to Former Client?
    Different states have different ethical rules for how long a lawyer must keep papers before destroying them. What if there is a change of lawyers midstream? What must a lawyer return to the client? The ABA answers this question.
  • Jul 29

    Increase in Suicide Among College Student

    Increase in Suicide Among College Student
    Active Minds Exhibition Have you read recently about the increase in suicide among college students? It's concerning. The photo at the left is a traveling exhibition by Active Minds, an advocacy group. It consists of 1,100 backpacks…
  • Jul 25

    Computer-generated Evidence: Part I Hearsay but Admissible under "Catch-All" Exception

    Computer-generated Evidence: Part I Hearsay but Admissible under "Catch-All" Exception
    CDC The Michigan Court of Appeals released an opinion reversing and remanding to the trial court with instructions in a case involving the parents' dispute about whether or not their children should continue to receive vaccinations. Kagen v…
Rank this Week: 264

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Aug 28

    I don't like to say I told you so, but...

    I don't like to say I told you so, but...
    What I have said before comes to pass in three of the posts I wrote for Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog this week, which include:The Marriage Foundation’s figures disprove their case - The Foundation shoots…
  • Aug 24

    Concerned

    Concerned
  • Aug 21

    Fickleness and folly

    Fickleness and folly
    ...were both in evidence in my posts this week on Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog, which included the following:Further thoughts on enforcing family financial orders - With reference to The Law Society's response to…
Rank this Week: 268

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: 358

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: 409

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: 436

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: 455

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: 605

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: 617

NJ Family Legal Blog

NJ Family Legal Blog

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

http://njfamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Aug 27

    TRIAL COURT FOUND TO HAVE DENIED DUE PROCESS RIGHTS TO PRO SE LITIGANT IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE MATTER

    TRIAL COURT FOUND TO HAVE DENIED DUE PROCESS RIGHTS TO PRO SE LITIGANT IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE MATTER
    Law is never easy.  Practicing law can be even less so.  How about going it on your own without an attorney?  Not everyone may know that a “pro se” litigant acting on his or her own behalf is expected…
  • Aug 17

    WHO’S YOUR DADDY?

    WHO’S YOUR DADDY?
    In a recent case, Passaic County Board of Social Services on Behalf of T.M. v. A.S., the New Jersey Family Court encountered a unique set of facts.  A mother of two twin girls sought to establish the paternity of her daughters in order…
  • Aug 11

    Be One of Our ABA Blawg 100 Amici!

    Be One of Our ABA Blawg 100 Amici!
    Every year, the ABA Journal invites nominations for its Blawg 100 list, a compilation of staff and reader “favorites” within the legal blogosphere. The rigorous selection process for the 2015 list has begun, with the magazine…
Rank this Week: 637

Australian Divorce Blog

Australian Divorce Blog

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

http://australiandivorce.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    Australians loved using Ashley Madison

    Australians loved using Ashley Madison
    Recent figures from Reuters, folllowing the Ashley Madison data dump, show an extraordinary number of Australians used the website, presumably to have affairs. The numbers are simply astounding, and Aussies took to Ashley Madison with gusto-…
  • Aug 16

    Divorce filing fees stay down- for now at least

    Divorce filing fees stay down- for now at least
    "Those magnificent men in their flying machines, they go up tiddly up up, they go down tiddly down down.": Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying MachinesA great quote to describe the  way that family law filing fees have been going.…
  • Aug 2

    Defending a Hague Convention case

    Defending a Hague Convention case
    Of all the cases that are the hardest to defend, and therefore the one to make sure is handled the most carefully, is a Hague case. They are not to be trifled with.Hague cases are technically demanding, and it is essential to get the detail…
Rank this Week: 642

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/
  • Aug 19

    Who pays the student loans in divorce in California?

    Who pays the student loans in divorce in California?
      In a seemingly unusual twist, a spouse’s student loans in divorce are not community property debt in California. Even if a spouse’s education led to employment that generated community property income, the student loans,…
  • Aug 18

    Should you fire your divorce lawyer?

    Should you fire your divorce lawyer?
    Your divorce attorney works for you and must be ethical, respectful and effective. Ethical, respectful and effective attorneys are courteous, organized, transparent, communicative, competent, frank, loyal and committed to excellence. They…
  • Aug 1

    Lessons on love, marriage and divorce from Cecil the lion’s murder and murderer Walter Palmer’

    Lessons on love, marriage and divorce from Cecil the lion’s murder and murderer Walter Palmer’
    Cecil the lion’s murder and his murderer Walter Palmer can teach invaluable lessons about love, marriage and divorce. First, the facts about Cecil the lion’s murder and murderer Walter Palmer as reported by media. Walter Palmer…
Rank this Week: 649

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Aug 28

    Engagement Ring Industry Explodes With Same-Sex Marriage

    Engagement Ring Industry Explodes With Same-Sex Marriage
    Since the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, it's not so much referred to as "gay marriage," or "same-sex marriage," it just "marriage." Now that it's legal for same-sex couples to marry across the U.S., the wedding…
  • Aug 27

    Will Anna Duggar Seek a Divorce?

    Will Anna Duggar Seek a Divorce?
    Will Anna Duggar stay with her husband, or will she file for divorce? Ever since news broke out that her husband, Josh Duggar, star of TLC's 19 Kids and Counting, molested four of his sisters, and another underage girl, and cheated on Anna,…
  • Aug 26

    Latest Divorce Trend, the 'Good Divorce'

    Latest Divorce Trend, the 'Good Divorce'
    If you're like a lot of people, the concept of divorce can be utterly terrifying to you. Ending a marriage is difficult, even if it truly is "for the best." What if you don't have to go to war? What if your divorce doesn't have to adversely…
Rank this Week: 667

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: 673

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: 676

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/
  • Aug 24

    Tuckahoe Road in Yonkers...cont

    Tuckahoe Road in Yonkers...cont
    The legal standards to be applied in evaluating a motion to dismiss are well-settled. In determining whether a complaint is sufficient to withstand a motion to dismiss pursuant to CPLR 3211(a)(7), the sole criterion is whether the pleading…
  • Aug 21

    Tuckahoe Road in Yonker

    Tuckahoe Road in Yonker
    A Bronx Estate Litigation Lawyer said that, this action was initiated with Plaintiffs' filing of their Summons and Complaint in this Court's e-filing system ("NYSCEF") on April 27, 2012. According to Plaintiffs, the dispute arising out of…
  • Aug 19

    Realty is the management company of the premises...cont

    Realty is the management company of the premises...cont
    For the Supreme Court of the State of New York, the prescribed venue of an action is codified at and statutorily authorized by Article 5 of the CPLR. The statutory scheme provides that "notwithstanding the provisions of this article, the…
Rank this Week: 709

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Aug 25

    Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire: Perjury in Family Court

    Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire: Perjury in Family Court
    People tell lies, so-called “white” lies, they tell half-truths, they prevaricate, fabricate, distort, and tell “whoppers”, and they can, unless they are in a court of law or a government hearing where they are…
  • Aug 24

    Former Toronto Lawyer Founder of Infidelity Site, Ashley Madison

    Former Toronto Lawyer Founder of Infidelity Site, Ashley Madison
    Noel Biderman’s corporate slogan is “Life is short, have an affair”, although he says that personally he does not subscribe to his company’s philosophy. A graduate of Toronto’s Osgoode Hall Law School, Biderman…
  • Aug 19

    Jared Fogle, Subway Spokesman, Had Secret Life as a Pedophile

    Jared Fogle, Subway Spokesman, Had Secret Life as a Pedophile
    Jared Fogle was a clean-cut college kid from a good family in Indiana who weighed 425 pounds and decided he needed to lose some weight. He gave up his craving for fast food and began eating exclusively at Subway. Along the way he lost…
Rank this Week: 725

Iowa Law Blog

Iowa Law Blog

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

http://www.iowa-lawblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    The Implementation of Electronic Filing in the Court

    The Implementation of Electronic Filing in the Court
    In this day of technology, it is no surprise that the court systems are moving to using an Electronic Document Management System (EDMS for short) for parties to file documents with the Court, without even setting foot in the Courthouse. The…
  • Apr 14

    Service by Facebook?

    Service by Facebook?
    A New York judge recently entered an Order allowing a woman to serve her husband divorce papers via Facebook.  In Iowa, generally, a competent adult must accept service or be served in-person in order accomplish proper…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 755

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: 756

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
  • Aug 27

    Court of Appeals says email notice is notice

    Court of Appeals says email notice is notice
    In an order designed to terrify civil, domestic and appellate lawyers, the South Carolina Court of Appeals, in an August 26, 2015 order in the case of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Fallon Properties, SC, LLC, dismissed an appeal as untimely…
  • Aug 26

    It is likely practicably impossible to terminate alimony due to “continued cohabitation” in South Carolina

    It is likely practicably impossible to terminate alimony due to “continued cohabitation” in South Carolina
    In January 2013, noting that none of the seven published South Carolina appellate opinions dealing with the issue of “continued cohabitation” had found it existed and therefore terminated alimony, I blogged, “Is there ever…
  • Aug 21

    Hobbling your own attorney

    Hobbling your own attorney
    Folks hire attorneys to accomplish their legal goals. Too often those same folks hobble their attorneys by failing to remedy counterproductive behavior. It may be human nature to blame one’s problems on outside factors but it is…
Rank this Week: 762

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/
  • Aug 14

    Family Diplomacy is Here!

    Family Diplomacy is Here!
    The Law Firm of Adam B. Cordover, P.A. is now Family Diplomacy: A Collaborative Law Firm!  Please check out our new website at http://FamilyDiplomacy.com.  New blog posts will now be published…
  • Jul 19

    Top 5 Reasons to Choose Collaborative Divorce

    Top 5 Reasons to Choose Collaborative Divorce
    Divorce is difficult, but not all divorces are created equally.  Here in Tampa Bay and Greater Sarasota, more and more people are choosing to resolve their family law issues via the collaborative process.  Collaborative divorce is a…
  • Jul 11

    Video: Linda Solomon And The Neutral Facilitator Collaborative Divorce Model

    Video: Linda Solomon And The Neutral Facilitator Collaborative Divorce Model
    Collaborative divorce has one simple requirement: The spouses must each retain attorneys who focus solely on helping them reach an agreement on all issues.  The collaborative attorneys are private problem-solving specialists, and they…
Rank this Week: 854

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: 872

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: 883

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
  • Aug 28

    Ashley Madison and Grounds for Divorce

    Ashley Madison and Grounds for Divorce
    Do you have grounds for divorce if you find your spouse among the 37 million hacked users of Ashley Madison, the dating website for married people looking to cheat? In DC, the answer is no. There are only two grounds for divorce in DC —…
  • Aug 21

    Ashley Madison Hack Spurs Divorce

    Ashley Madison Hack Spurs Divorce
    Divorce lawyers are seeing an upsurge in business as a result of the hack attack on the Ashley Madison Internet dating site for married people. The hackers posted names, street and email addresses and payments for millions of users, mostly…
  • Jul 29

    Can Alimony Be Longer Than The Marriage?

    Can Alimony Be Longer Than The Marriage?
    Dr. Murray Malin, an anesthesiologist, was 38 when he met Marcie Minenberg, 27. She went to law school but did not pass the bar exam and was working in a jewelry store. They wed, had one child, and divorced in Maryland after three years of…
Rank this Week: 934

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/
  • Aug 10

    Is it really SIDS?

    Is it really SIDS?
    We have all seen that episode of Law and Order SVU where Olivia and Elliot dramatically announce that the forensic results determined that the baby died of… SIDS. SIDS stands for “Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.” According to…
  • Jul 1

    Life-Altering False Allegation

    Life-Altering False Allegation
    A long-time client was recently accused of inappropriately touching his daughter while she bathed.   I handled the original custody matter when the child was only six (6) months old.  My client, we will call him…
  • May 13

    The Top 5 Things to Consider Before Consulting with a Divorce Attorney

    The Top 5 Things to Consider Before Consulting with a Divorce Attorney
    None of us get married thinking that one day we will want a divorce. Most people begin marriages thinking that they will be with their spouse forever. Then, life happens. Some couples overcome difficult obstacles together, while others…
Rank this Week: 961

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/
  • Aug 21

    Relocation approved, custody changed from joint custody to sole custody

    Relocation approved, custody changed from joint custody to sole custody
    Recent case:  Relocation must be in good faith and in children’s best interests; sole custody award appropriate when parents cannot jointly make decisions. In a recent case from the Missouri Supreme Court, a mother sought to modify…
  • May 23

    Conduct not to level of stalking to support protection order

    Conduct not to level of stalking to support protection order
    Recent Case:  Respondent’s conduct did not rise to the level of stalking to support an order of protection. Respondent appeals from the judgment of the trial court granting a full order of protection in favor of Petitioner. …
  • May 4

    Domestic Partnership does not constitute marriage for termination of spousal support (aka alimony)

    Domestic Partnership does not constitute marriage for termination of spousal support (aka alimony)
    Recent case: Missouri law states that remarriage terminates spousal support unless expressly agreed or ordered otherwise. Domestic partnership does not qualify for this purpose. Ex-Husband appeals the circuit court’s judgment denying…
Rank this Week: 974

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

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

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Aug 30

    Busting more Myth Buster myths…

    Busting more Myth Buster myths…
    In November 2014 I wrote about the Adoption Myth Buster Guide, see here : Take me to your Leadership Board. I said that it had been confirmed that the “top QC” who had authored the guide was in fact Janet Bazley QC. Janet has…
  • Aug 29

    Litigants in person costs award

    Litigants in person costs award
    It’s a little known thing that under rule 46.5 of the Civil Procedure Rules (which do apply to family proceedings – see FPR 28.2) the court may award a litigant in person their costs. This has been the case for over a year now,…
  • Aug 23

    Adoption Statistic

    Adoption Statistic
    Adoption statistics. Tricky topic. Makes my head hurt a bit. I have written a blog post on the Transparency Project about this issue, following a post by former MP John Hemming on the same. You can read it here.
Rank this Week: 979

California Divorce Blawg

California Divorce Blawg

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

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

    New Alameda County Family Law Judge

    New Alameda County Family Law Judge
    Long time Alameda County Support Commissioner Thomas Nixon was elevated in July by Governor Jerry Brown to Superior Court judge. Nixon, 56, of Dublin, has served as a commissioner at the Alameda County Superior Court since 2002. He was an…
  • Aug 13

    The Initial Consultation With A Divorce Lawyer

    The Initial Consultation With A Divorce Lawyer
    Going through a divorce is awful. The anxiety starts from the moment you realize you are in the process. For many people the next step is to seek out the advice and counsel of a divorce lawyer. Even that process, although designed to help…
  • Aug 12

    When Does Child Support End?

    When Does Child Support End?
    California Family Code Section 3901 tells us that under normal circumstances child support is payable until the child turns 18. There is an exception if the child is still in high school when he or she turns 18. If a child is a full-time high…
Rank this Week: 1000

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: 1005

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/
  • Aug 28

    Legal Links – August 28, 2015

    Legal Links – August 28, 2015
    On Fridays, we compile and post Legal Links, a list of legal news, reported cases, community events and topics of interest to Lancaster residents and readers of the Lancaster Law Blog. 1.  Ephrata Police at the forefront of life saving…
  • Aug 27

    Is it a Condominium, Planned Community or a Subdivision?

    Is it a Condominium, Planned Community or a Subdivision?
    The Pennsylvania General Assembly has recently returned a useful tool to real estate developers and builders.  At the same time, they have allowed the residents and developers of over 10,000 condominium and homeowners’ associations…
  • Aug 21

    Legal Links – August 21, 2015

    Legal Links – August 21, 2015
    On Fridays, we compile and post Legal Links, a list of legal news, reported cases, community events and topics of interest to Lancaster residents and readers of the Lancaster Law Blog. 1.  Funnel cakes and football, that’s what…
Rank this Week: 1018

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: 1048

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/
  • Jun 5

    Uncontested Divorce in Georgia: What does it really mean?

    Uncontested Divorce in Georgia: What does it really mean?
    Obviously, most people going through a divorce would prefer that the divorce be uncontested and cheap.But what does an uncontested divorce really mean?As an Augusta, Georgia divorce attorney, I can tell you that it means more than the simple…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1092

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/
  • Aug 27

    Expats with Children: Top Tips from an International Family Lawyer

    Expats with Children: Top Tips from an International Family Lawyer
    By Jeremy D. Morley*I have worked for many years counseling international parents around the world about their international child custody issues.Here are some of my "international family lawyer's best tips" for clients with children who may…
  • Aug 25

    Preventing International Child Abduction through the Prevent Departure Program

    Preventing International Child Abduction through the Prevent Departure Program
    Jeremy D. MorleyThe Secretary of State’s office advises judges that “the United States does not have exit controls.  This means that U.S. citizens may leave the country without interference from or detection by the U.S.…
  • Aug 20

    LEBANON AND INTERNATIONAL CHILD ABDUCTION

    LEBANON AND INTERNATIONAL CHILD ABDUCTION
    Jeremy D. MorleyThe U.K. Government has just issued its latest “Lebanon travel advice.”With respect to international parental child abduction in Lebanon the U.K. Government has issued the following specific warning:Child Abduction…
Rank this Week: 1101

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: 1140

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/
  • Apr 30

    Minnesota Alternative Dispute Resolution Methods: Alternatives to Trial

    Minnesota Alternative Dispute Resolution Methods: Alternatives to Trial
    Trial. In family court, it may be the most difficult thing a litigant can experience. The time, cost and emotion involved in litigating a case can be significant – not to mention the unpredictability of leaving your future in the hands…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1145

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/
  • Aug 25

    Alabama is the most unfaithful state in the U.S. – Ashley Madison Website Leak

    Alabama is the most unfaithful state in the U.S. – Ashley Madison Website Leak
    If you thought Alabama was one of the most conservative states in the United States, you would be mistaken. According to an analysis of data leaked from the recently hacked dating website Ashley Madison, the most unfaithful men and women live…
  • Aug 15

    What Are The Rules for a Legal Separation in Alabama?

    What Are The Rules for a Legal Separation in Alabama?
    Sometimes married couples may decide to live apart rather than filing for a divorce, and some couples may decide to file for a legal separation rather than get a divorce. If you’re not sure you want a divorce, but you don’t want…
  • Aug 14

    Birmingham Family Law Attorney Discusses Prenuptial Agreement

    Birmingham Family Law Attorney Discusses Prenuptial Agreement
    When a couple decides to get married, there is a lot of planning to do for the wedding, newly-engaged couples are focused on the long and happy marriage ahead of them and the furthest thing from their minds is a prenuptial agreement. To most…
Rank this Week: 1167

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: 1216

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: 1227

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
  • Aug 2

    Validity and Finality of Custody Stipulation

    Validity and Finality of Custody Stipulation
    Many custody cases are resolved by agreement. When this happens, the parties often place their agreement on the record, either as an oral stipulation recorded by court stenographer or reduce it to a written agreement. Sometimes,…
  • Jul 12

    New York Legislature Passes New Statute Modifying Temporary and Post-Divorce Spousal Maintenance Formula

    New York Legislature Passes New Statute Modifying Temporary and Post-Divorce Spousal Maintenance Formula
    On June 24, 2015, the New York State Senate passed Bill A7645-2015 which modified the duration and amount of temporary and post-divorce spousal maintenance. The bill passed the State Assembly on June 15th. It is expected to be signed by…
  • Jun 13

    Allocation of Child Care Costs in Child Support Case

    Allocation of Child Care Costs in Child Support Case
    Under New York law, child support consists of two elements: “basic” child support and the “add-ons.”  Domestic Relations Law §240 (1-b)(c)(4) and Domestic Relations Law §240 (1-b)(c)(6) provide that when…
Rank this Week: 1234

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/
  • Aug 17

    Custody by jury – ONLY in Texa

    Custody by jury – ONLY in Texa
    Many things make Texas unique. But one thing stands out for family law attorneys and litigants – the right to have a jury decide custody of your children. Texas is the ONLY state in the US to allow custody jury trials. Eleven states…
  • Aug 14

    Custody Orders — Planning for the Future

    Custody Orders — Planning for the Future
    Children grow and change over time, as do parents. People not only get older, but change jobs, remarry, divorce, sell houses, buy houses, have problems, and successes. Change is inevitable…. right? But, how does change effect children…
  • Jul 21

    Texas divorce case law update: grounds for divorce must be proven

    Texas divorce case law update: grounds for divorce must be proven
    This case law update focuses on Alvarez v. Alvarez, an April 2015 case out of the San Antonio Court of Appeals. Husband filed for divorce on the no-fault grounds of insupportability. Wife answered but failed to appear at the final trial…
Rank this Week: 1272

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/
  • May 18

    Guardian ad Litem Reports are Confidential

    Guardian ad Litem Reports are Confidential
    After you receive the GAL report and read it, your first instinct might be to share the document with family, friends and perhaps professionals such as therapists or teachers. It is important to hold back on this urge because the GAL report…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1281

Pennsylvania Family Law

Pennsylvania Family Law

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

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

    DELAWARE PASSES CHILDREN’S BILL OF RIGHTS

    DELAWARE PASSES CHILDREN’S BILL OF RIGHTS
    Leslie Spoltore in our Wilmington office recently wrote about Delaware’s passing a children’s “Bill of Rights” into law.  This law specifically addressed what children are to receive while under the care of the…
  • Aug 27

    16 WAYS TO BETTER MANAGE CUSTODY CASES

    16 WAYS TO BETTER MANAGE CUSTODY CASES
    I try not to become angry with clients; recognizing that they are in the middle of family law litigation.  But there are times when a client will insist that they know best “what the court will do”.  That can be a…
  • Aug 20

    WHAT THE ASHLEY MADISON DATA BREACH REALLY MEANS TO DIVORCE LAWYERS AND THEIR CLIENTS

    WHAT THE ASHLEY MADISON DATA BREACH REALLY MEANS TO DIVORCE LAWYERS AND THEIR CLIENTS
    When I first heard of the Ashley Madison data breach, I seem to be one of the few family law attorneys who felt somewhat cool to the idea it was going to result in a crescendo of divorce filings. First, due to Ashley Madison not having an…
Rank this Week: 1287