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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: 124

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Apr 17

    Lozano v. Alvarez

    Lozano v. Alvarez
    From Margaret Ryznar, writing for the Huffington Post: In early March, the United States Supreme Court handed down the opinion in its most recent international abduction case, Lozano v. Alvarez. Justice Thomas wrote for the unanimous Court,…
  • Apr 16

    Adoption Case in NY

    Adoption Case in NY
    From the New York Law Journal: A Queens man may legally adopt his husband's biological twins even though they were born to a woman under a surrogacy agreement that is illegal in New York state, a Family Court judge determined....
  • Apr 15

    College Debt Division at Divorce

    College Debt Division at Divorce
    From the Wall Street Journal: In many states, divorce courts have the discretion to divide marital property in a holistic way. That means that if the educational debt is considered marital property, they have the option of taking into…
Rank this Week: 125

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Apr 17

    Unfair Tactics to Watch For in Child Custody Action

    Unfair Tactics to Watch For in Child Custody Action
    By Julie GarrisonDivorce and wrangling over child custody concerns is never pleasant. But in high-conflict divorces, things can rapidly escalate out of control with very little provocation. While most divorcing parents manage to maintain…
  • Apr 16

    Can My Wife Keep Kids From Me While I Serve in Iraq?

    Can My Wife Keep Kids From Me While I Serve in Iraq?
    Question:I am currently working in Iraq. My wife has told me she is moving out of our home and filing for a divorce.She has told me that a judge will not allow me to have our kids for more than seven days at a time. I have changed my schedule…
  • Apr 15

    DadsDivorce Live: Are Divorce Rates Higher Among Baby Boomers?

    DadsDivorce Live: Are Divorce Rates Higher Among Baby Boomers?
    Pepper Schwartz has written nearly 20 books, including her most recent work "The Normal Bar." Recently, she wrote an article for CNN that explores increasing divorce rates among the Baby Boomers generation.Schwartz, a sociology professor at…
Rank this Week: 181

Defero Law

Defero Law

Community of UK legal bloggers.

http://www.deferolaw.com/profiles/blog/list
  • Apr 17

    Slater & Gordon Committed to Fight for Asbestos Victim

    Slater & Gordon Committed to Fight for Asbestos Victim
    The Merseyside Asbestos Victims Support Group arranged for Australian Labor Senator, Lisa Singh, to speak at its monthly meeting in Liverpool. Staff from Slater & Gordon Lawyers in Liverpool, Manchester & Halifax as well as from…
  • Apr 17

    Britains damaged coastline!

    Britains damaged coastline!
    A report was released last week by the National Trust which stated that an easier and more maintainable strategy should be devised and is “urgently needed” in order to assist the protection of coastal areas in the forthcoming…
  • Apr 17

    Could a garage really be this expensive?

    Could a garage really be this expensive?
    Imagine having a garage worth more than your house? A derelict spacious garage located in London had been listed in an auction then sold for an immense sum of £550,000 marking it the most expensive property in its sector around…
Rank this Week: 198

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: 230

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/
  • Mar 21

    Bitter Litigant Trashes Divorce Lawyers | Fair Indictment?

    Bitter Litigant Trashes Divorce Lawyers | Fair Indictment?
    Divorce Corp purports to expose a "corrupt" system. "Divorce Corp" is a "documentary." Joseph Sorge was pretty steamed after a trial court judge ordered him to pay his ex-wife's attorney fees in a post-judgment…
  • Mar 19

    Post-judgment Custody Modification

    Post-judgment Custody Modification
    In this digital age, letting loose with digital messages (emails, text messages) or even letters disseminating information to third parties happens far too often in custody and parenting time matters. When are they going to learn? Facebook,…
  • Mar 12

    International Child Abduction | 20/20 Report - Mother Abducts Two Boy

    International Child Abduction | 20/20 Report - Mother Abducts Two Boy
    In a gripping report, NBC's 20/20 documents the abduction of two American children from the US to Slovakia. The children were born in American during the mother's marriages to two different men. One of the fathers successfully used social…
Rank this Week: 242

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Apr 17

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

    Thursday Review: All... family... lawed... out...
    It's all happening...The Ministry of Justice has asked the Family Justice Council to take forward the Law Commission’s recommendation to clarify the law of “financial needs” on divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership.…
  • Apr 16

    Confused by all the changes coming in on the 22nd? Where to find the answers.

    Confused by all the changes coming in on the 22nd? Where to find the answers.
    We may be on the cusp of history, but there are an awful lot of changes happening in family law, and an unprecedented amount of new material for practitioners to assimilate. Thankfully, however, there are a number of good resources around the…
  • Apr 15

    Family Lore Clinic: How can a contact order be enforced following 22 April 2014 family law changes?

    Family Lore Clinic: How can a contact order be enforced following 22 April 2014 family law changes?
    I assume that this is referring to the introduction of child arrangements orders on the 22nd of April, and their effect upon contact enforcement orders under section 11J of the Children Act. Under s.11J(2) if the court is satisfied beyond…
Rank this Week: 251

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: 334

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: 375

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: 408

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: 433

Orange County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Orange County Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.orangecountydivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    Kordell Stewart Awarded Primary Physical Custody of Son

    Kordell Stewart Awarded Primary Physical Custody of Son
    On January 28, Stewart and LaeTania Richardson reached an agreement to share joint custody of their son Syre, with the former NFL star getting primary physical custody. In explosive 2011 court papers filed in Georgia, Stewart fought for…
  • Apr 14

    Divorce for Andrew Dice Clay

    Divorce for Andrew Dice Clay
    Andrew Dice Clay and his wife, Valerie, are friendly divorcees. Brooklyn-born comedian Andrew Dice Clay and his wife Valerie Silverstein recently ended their four-year marriage, but theirs isn't another messy Hollywood divorce. "The word…
  • Apr 11

    How to Protect Assets During Divorce

    How to Protect Assets During Divorce
    Divorce is costly. It can take a lot from you emotionally and, of course, financially. We can't offer advice on how to protect your heart, but there are some steps you should take to protect your finances. Separate Yourself Even if you…
Rank this Week: 510

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: 580

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: 582

NJ Family Legal Blog

NJ Family Legal Blog

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

http://njfamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Apr 15

    SHOULD YOU LEAVE WITHOUT BUTTONING DOWN THE DEAL?

    SHOULD YOU LEAVE WITHOUT BUTTONING DOWN THE DEAL?
    During the current football free agent season, you hear the pundits frequently say that if you get a free agent that you want to sign in your building, don’t let him leave without a deal.  Why?  You don’t want them to…
  • Apr 15

    REDEFINING YOUR EXODUS: WHAT DIVORCING COUPLES CAN LEARN FROM ARRANGED MARRIAGES

    REDEFINING YOUR EXODUS: WHAT DIVORCING COUPLES CAN LEARN FROM ARRANGED MARRIAGES
    Passover begins this Monday night.  It is the commemoration of Jewish liberation from slavery in ancient Egypt. Some call it the season of freedom; many believe that, with the thawing of winter and transition into spring, it is a time to…
  • Apr 9

    KILL THE GOOSE THAT LAID THE GOLDEN EGG AT YOUR OWN PERIL!

    KILL THE GOOSE THAT LAID THE GOLDEN EGG AT YOUR OWN PERIL!
    We see it all of the time.  Your spouse cheated and more than that, spent a lot of money on that #%!@@@ (add your own derogatory word here.)  Your say that your spouse is a terrible parent, a drunk, an addict, beats you and the…
Rank this Week: 610

Australian Divorce Blog

Australian Divorce Blog

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

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

    Documents in family law cases can make all the difference

    Documents in family law cases can make all the difference
    One of the differences between social workers and lawyers is that social workers like to listen to people, while lawyers like to use documents. Documents at times can damn someone’s case in court. Many years ago I acted for a mother who…
  • Mar 25

    Avoid the tax slug when you do a family law property settlement

    Avoid the tax slug when you do a family law property settlement
    “The ATO’s slugged me $9,000!” said my new client when she came to see me. “How rich! All I did was a property settlement with my ex.”All of which was true, but what I soon discovered was that my client had not…
  • Mar 24

    Attention to detail wins Family Court case

    Attention to detail wins Family Court case
    I have lost count of the number of cases where my attention to detail made all the difference to whether my client was successful or not in a case. For example, a father swore that his criminal history was attached to his affidavit. When I…
Rank this Week: 620

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Apr 17

    Famed Couple Fights Over Art in Divorce

    Famed Couple Fights Over Art in Divorce
    The high-profile divorce of Washington couple Heather and Tony Podesta has been highly covered by many news outlets. The wealthy husband and wife recently chose to separate, and they are now working through the division of their extensive art…
  • Apr 16

    Divorce and Taxe

    Divorce and Taxe
    After a divorce, you want to prepare for the possibility of a major financial blow from the IRS. According to Reuters, filing taxes after divorce or separate can be trickier than when you were together, and may result in costly expenses.…
  • Apr 15

    Student Loans After Divorce: Who's Responsible?

    Student Loans After Divorce: Who's Responsible?
    Marriage involves sharing everything, including debt. For many young couples, student loans are a significant debt that will follow a husband or wife into the marriage. According to the Wall Street Journal, in 2012, college students who took…
Rank this Week: 697

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 18

    Child Injured in Car Accident

    Child Injured in Car Accident
    On October 31, 1958, a little girl was waiting in a mobile x-ray truck to be x-rayed. She was unaware that just behind the truck, a panel van was attempting to pull away from the curb. The panel van’s rear bumper became interlocked with…
  • Aug 18

    Child Injured in Car Accident

    Child Injured in Car Accident
    On October 31, 1958, a little girl was waiting in a mobile x-ray truck to be x-rayed. She was unaware that just behind the truck, a panel van was attempting to pull away from the curb. The panel van’s rear bumper became interlocked…
  • Aug 7

    Plaintiff Claims She was Defrauded

    Plaintiff Claims She was Defrauded
    The plaintiff in the case is Willie B. Sosa. The defendants in the case are Lorenzo Hines, Eddie Meyers, Harold Hall, and the Estate of Dessie Ree Meyers. The judge in the case is Arthur M. Schack. About the Case
Rank this Week: 707

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 15

    Cats, Dogs and No Contact Orders.

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

    Conducting an Investigation

    Conducting an Investigation
    An employee just made a complaint of harassment or discrimination. You know you have a duty, as the employer, to investigate the employee’s complaint, but aren’t entirely sure how to conduct the investigation. Here are a few…
  • Mar 17

    How to Navigate Divorce in a Healthy Way

    How to Navigate Divorce in a Healthy Way
    Making the decision to end your marriage can be a very emotional experience.  Oftentimes, the emotions associated with ending your marriage result in anger and/or resentment toward your soon-to-be ex-spouse which in turn can make a…
Rank this Week: 731

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Apr 16

    Hetero Couple Divorce in Order to Remarry as Same-Sex Spouse

    Hetero Couple Divorce in Order to Remarry as Same-Sex Spouse
    Are you as confused as I am between sexual orientation and gender? Are you clear on what the difference is between transvestites, transsexuals, transgendered, or cross-dressers? Me too, I can’t figure it all out, but perhaps the story…
  • Apr 12

    Divorcee Bites the Hand that Feeds Her

    Divorcee Bites the Hand that Feeds Her
    We all know that it is unwise to “bite the hand that feeds you”. What that means in divorce litigation is that it would be foolish to tip off Revenue Canada or the IRS that your spouse is cheating them, at least until you have…
  • Apr 11

    Wife/Mother Uses 357 Magnum to Settle Score

    Wife/Mother Uses 357 Magnum to Settle Score
    Linda Cooney is a woman with a 357 caliber Magnum revolver and a penchant for shooting it. To date she has shot and killed her husband, James Cooney, an event that occurred 23 years ago, and most recently in 2011, her son, Kevin Cooney, who…
Rank this Week: 756

California Family Law Blog

California Family Law Blog

Covers adoption, child support, divorce and other family law issues with a focus on California law. Published by Scott J. Sagaria.

http://www.californiafamilylawblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Fremont Family Law Attorney advises California residents to keep an eye on the Elkins Family Law Task Force.

    Fremont Family Law Attorney advises California residents to keep an eye on the Elkins Family Law Task Force.
    Fremont Family Law Attorney advises California residents to keep an eye on the Elkins Family Law Task Force.
  • Jul 1

    What is a Common Law Marriage?

    What is a Common Law Marriage?
    A San Jose Family Law Attorney defines common law mariage A common law marriage os one that is created via cohabitation for a certain period of time (as oppsed to a marriage created by a ceremony). The period of time for a common law marriage…
  • Aug 5

    What is Putitive Marriage?

    What is Putitive Marriage?
    A San Jose Family Law Attorney blogs on the definition of a putitive marriage A putative marriage is a egally invalid marriage, although entered into with good faith by one or both parites. Reasons that a putitive marriage is not legally…
Rank this Week: 765

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
  • Apr 4

    Court of Appeals affirms custody determination despite claim of improper guardian investigation

    Court of Appeals affirms custody determination despite claim of improper guardian investigation
    The April 2, 2014 Court of Appeals opinion in Simcox-Adams v. Adams affirmed the family court’s award of custody to Husband despite Wife’s challenge to the guardian ad litem’s investigation and report.  It also affirmed…
  • Apr 4

    Should one explain one’s request to admit responses?

    Should one explain one’s request to admit responses?
    I had a lively debate a few weeks ago with colleagues I respect over whether one should explain request to admit responses that look bad on the surface but have reasonable explanations [this is a good time to acknowledge I have a very unusual…
  • Apr 3

    Common Rule 11 violations in discovery requests and objection

    Common Rule 11 violations in discovery requests and objection
    I’m not sure my fellow members of the bar are aware they are doing it, but I see a whole lot of Rule 11 violations in discovery requests and objections. Rule 11 of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure reads in part: The signature…
Rank this Week: 773

Atlanta Divorce Attorney Blog

Atlanta Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law issues such as Alimony, Annulment, Divorce, Custody, and Family Law Case updates. By Meriwether & Tharp, LLP.

http://www.atlantadivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 7

    Celebrity Divorce - Ice Skater Johnny Weir

    Celebrity Divorce - Ice Skater Johnny Weir
    The messy and bitter divorce of ice skater Johnny Weir and Victor Voronov has been garnering headlines for weeks. They have continuously slammed each other both in the press and in court documents and can’t seem to agree upon anything…
  • Apr 4

    Celebrity Family Law Chronicles: Simon Cowell

    Celebrity Family Law Chronicles: Simon Cowell
    In a previous post, I discussed the benefits of settling your divorce case versus having a divorce trial where a Judge will decide all issues. An example of why settlement is beneficial can be seen in the case of Simon Cowell and his…
  • Mar 31

    Deposition Etiquette - Justin Bieber

    Deposition Etiquette - Justin Bieber
    If you are involved in a family law case, it is possible that you will have to testify under oath in a deposition, hearing and/or final trial. Testifying under oath in any of these formats can be stressful and may fuel the fire in an already…
Rank this Week: 782

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: 846

The Divorce Blog

The Divorce Blog

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

http://www.totaldivorce.com/blog
  • Mar 7

    Amanda Sheppard Divorces Bryan Ferry

    Amanda Sheppard Divorces Bryan Ferry
    By Mary Ann Gorman After being married for a bit over 2 years, Amanda Sheppard, 31, filed divorce paperwork on the grounds that Bryan Ferry, 68, has continuously unreasonable behavior. District Judge Gibson solidified the couples’…
  • Jan 24

    Divorce Finalized for Jane Lynch

    Divorce Finalized for Jane Lynch
    By Mary Ann Gorman Jane Lynch and her now ex-wife, Dr. Lara Embry, have finalized the divorce they filed for in July (2013). The reason for divorce was cited as “irreconcilable differences” but the two remain…
  • Dec 13

    Utah Divorce Class Proposal

    Utah Divorce Class Proposal
    By Mary Ann Gorman For parents going through a divorce, Utah currently has a state mandated, in-person, divorce orientation course. The belief of many is that when someone files for divorce, divorce is inevitable. The belief of some is that…
Rank this Week: 859

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 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…
  • Jan 21

    Obama Speaks of Gay RIghts in Inaugural Addre

    Obama Speaks of Gay RIghts in Inaugural Addre
    In what will surely become an historic inaugural address, President Barack Obama made two strong mentions of gay rights.  According to Politico, Obama “became the first president to use the word “gay” in an inaugural…
Rank this Week: 866

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: 870

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/
  • Apr 15

    Collaborative Process and Religious Values in Tampa Bay

    Collaborative Process and Religious Values in Tampa Bay
    A friend of mine, leading Tampa Bay collaborative attorney, and fellow member of Next Generation Divorce George Melendez recently wrote a blog post after he and I had a discussion on how collaborative family law practice can help members…
  • Apr 12

    Bay News 9 Video: Collaborative Divorce in Tampa Bay

    Bay News 9 Video: Collaborative Divorce in Tampa Bay
    I strongly believe that the traditional adversarial courtroom divorce is destructive to families, and so I am a strong proponent of the private, respectful collaborative divorce process.  I am also president of a local collaborative…
  • Apr 3

    Tampa Limited Scope Representation FAQ

    Tampa Limited Scope Representation FAQ
    What is limited scope representation? Limited scope representation (also known as unbundled legal services) is a cost-effective method of obtaining an attorney’s help on specific tasks and not paying for services you do not want or…
Rank this Week: 890

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/
  • Apr 11

    Do Grandparents Have Rights When it Comes to their Grandchildren?

    Do Grandparents Have Rights When it Comes to their Grandchildren?
    We have all had family fights. Disagreed with our parents or rebelled when we were teens and thought we knew everything, but what happens when that fight leaves the family in pieces? When adults have disagreements, they are often caught…
  • Mar 27

    Munchausen by Proxy?

    Munchausen by Proxy?
    It’s a tragic story. Garnett Spears, a 5-year-old boy, was given deadly amounts of sodium through his feeding bag, allegedly by his mother. After beginning treatment, hospital tests revealed unusually high amounts of sodium in the…
  • Mar 27

    Can Refusing Your Kid McDonald’s Make You Unfit to Parent?

    Can Refusing Your Kid McDonald’s Make You Unfit to Parent?
    Attorney David Schorr was accused of being an unfit parent by a psychologist in New York because he refused his 4-year-old child McDonald’s. The New York father currently has visitation time with his son every Tuesday. Mr. Schorr asked…
Rank this Week: 907

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/
Rank this Week: 938

Maryland Divorce Legal Crier

Maryland Divorce Legal Crier

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

http://mddivorcelawyers.com/legalcrier
  • Apr 11

    Texter Beware

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

    Blame It on the Boomer

    Blame It on the Boomer
    Divorce is on the rise among baby boomers. A study analyzing divorce rates for different age groups finds the divorce rate has risen by 40% since the 1980s. “The Baby Boom generation was responsible for the extraordinary rise in marital…
  • Mar 28

    Conscious Uncoupling

    Conscious Uncoupling
    Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and musician Chris Martin, announced their conscious uncoupling this week in a joint post on Goop, Paltrow’s lifestyle website Conscious Uncoupling is a five step program by LA therapist and author, Katherine…
Rank this Week: 951

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: 989

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 17

    The Three Estate Planning Documents You Need

    The Three Estate Planning Documents You Need
    In previous posts, we have discussed various estate planning documents and how they differ, but many times there is confusion as to what takes effect and when. Or, you may wonder why you can’t just appoint an agent (power of attorney)…
  • Apr 2

    Follow up to Death in the Digital Age

    Follow up to Death in the Digital Age
    As a follow up to Death in the Digital Age, a story about the online afterlife of a woman in Pontiac Michigan caught my attention.   Her body was discovered in her vehicle parked in her garage by an individual entering the property…
  • Mar 28

    Accessing Email After Death

    Accessing Email After Death
    Recently we posted an article about Death in the Digital Age.  But, what happens if a loved one fails to make these arrangements and you must have access to their digital accounts?  Google has recently developed a method that allows…
Rank this Week: 1001

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

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

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Apr 16

    Et Voila! C’est Ici! Finalment!

    Et Voila! C’est Ici! Finalment!
    No, I’m not sure why it’s in French either. But voila all the same. Or Abracadabra. The mystery of quite how a custody residence or access contact order will be treated in the era of the Child Arrangements Order and how it…
  • Apr 6

    Come In Number 1 Your Time Is Up

    Come In Number 1 Your Time Is Up
    Last October The President promised me an interview. I compiled a list of questions thunk up by me or suggested by colleagues and Pink Tape readers. The observant and slightly sad amongst you will have noticed the absence of the much…
  • Mar 31

    Everything is Awesome When You’re Part Of A Team!

    Everything is Awesome When You’re Part Of A Team!
    In our house the Lego Movie is the hot flick of the season. Along with it’s excruciatingly aweFUL theme song and fatuous lyrics (which those of you with kids will recognise from the title of this blog post – I can visualise you…
Rank this Week: 1023

San Diego Divorce Attorney Blog

San Diego Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers divorce, child custody, and spousal support issues in California. By Thomas M. Huguenor.

http://www.sandiegodivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 10

    In Custody Dispute, Court Temporarily Prevents Child from Traveling Outside the Country

    In Custody Dispute, Court Temporarily Prevents Child from Traveling Outside the Country
    When a court issues a child custody order, there's a good chance that it will be modified before the children reach adulthood. Parents may consider renegotiating the arrangement every couple of years or so. Changes may occur in the family's…
  • Apr 3

    California Court Denies Wife's Request for Attorney's Fees in Divorce Proceeding

    California Court Denies Wife's Request for Attorney's Fees in Divorce Proceeding
    The overwhelming sentiment is that parties to divorce proceedings should be represented by counsel, especially when there are children involved. There are many intricate legal details and requirements that must be followed throughout the…
  • Mar 27

    California Court of Appeals Affirms Denial of Spousal Support

    California Court of Appeals Affirms Denial of Spousal Support
    Spouses who seek to divorce are often faced with many emotional and practical decisions. Breaking up a family can be a very trying time for everyone involved. But there are issues that must be addressed, including financial matters that…
Rank this Week: 1030

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/
Rank this Week: 1055

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 17

    Do We Have Enough Sensible Malays? Zaid Says Unable To Answer A Definite ‘Yes’

    Do We Have Enough Sensible Malays? Zaid Says Unable To Answer A Definite ‘Yes’
    KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Zaid Ibrahim lamented today the lack of empathy among fellow Malay-Muslims towards non-Muslims caught in inter-religious child custody tussles.The former de facto law minister pleaded with the Malay-Muslim majority to…
  • Apr 15

    IRAQ AND INTERNATIONAL CHILD ABDUCTION

    IRAQ AND INTERNATIONAL CHILD ABDUCTION
    Jeremy D. MorleyOn March 21, 2014 Iraq acceded to the Hague Abduction Convention, with no reservations, declarations or notifications.On April 14, 2014 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Iraq issued the following…
  • Apr 11

    Court hands win, loss to Hackensack law firm, Hasbrouck Height's dad seeking girl's return from Spain

    Court hands win, loss to Hackensack law firm, Hasbrouck Height's dad seeking girl's return from Spain
    By PETER J. SAMPSONhttp://www.northjersey.com/news/court-hands-win-loss-to-hackensack-law-firm-hasbrouck-heights-dad-seeking-girl-s-return-from-spain-1.857685An appeals court has reversed a $424,000 award to the daughter of a Hasbrouck…
Rank this Week: 1078

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: 1089

California Divorce Blawg

California Divorce Blawg

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

http://www.hardinglaw.com/blog
  • Apr 14

    Understanding the Divorce Proce

    Understanding the Divorce Proce
    No two divorces are exactly alike. Every marital breakup has unique legal, financial, and/or parenting issues, which require their own resolution strategies. However, every divorce undergoes the same general journey from initiation to…
  • Apr 2

    IAML European Chapter Meeting

    IAML European Chapter Meeting
    As a Fellow in the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers I have the rare privilege of associating with some of the world’s preeminent family law lawyers.  Case in point, I have recently returned from the IAML’s…
  • Mar 14

    Navigating the Law: The Art of the Deal

    Navigating the Law: The Art of the Deal
    Most divorces end not with a bang, but with a whimper. After months or even years of negotiating, spouses reach agreements without anyone ever setting foot in a courthouse. This article tries to help you reach this goal quickly, saving tens…
Rank this Week: 1090

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/
  • Apr 10

    Female Genital Mutilation: As the 'cutting season' approaches, end the silence

    Female Genital Mutilation: As the 'cutting season' approaches, end the silence
    Popular culture's depiction of the sexually liberated western woman is as mythic as it is material. Even our fake orgasms are canonised- who doesn't remember Sally leaving Harry agog in the famous diner scene? Yet, for millions of women…
  • Mar 17

    Israeli doctor treating Syrians says snipers deliberately shoot children in the spine

    Israeli doctor treating Syrians says snipers deliberately shoot children in the spine
    A senior Israeli doctor treating child victims of the Syrian civil war has said that snipers in the war-town country are aiming for the spine to cause maximum trauma. Dr Yoav Hoffman, a doctor at the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, is one of…
  • Mar 5

    Children Victimized by All Sides in Syrian Conflict

    Children Victimized by All Sides in Syrian Conflict
    His hands are barely large enough to reach the trigger, but the 5-year-old boypulls hard on his AK-47 as his father stands beside him cheering. Elsewhere, a boy of 4 raises a machete,then strikes, beheading an unarmed prisoner. These are the…
Rank this Week: 1104

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/
  • Apr 11

    Proof That Bad Conduct Hurts You in Your New York Divorce

    Proof That Bad Conduct Hurts You in Your New York Divorce
    “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you,” particularly if you are getting divorced in New York. While that seems like common sense, some parties resort to a scorched earth strategy to divorce; they want all the marital property…
  • Apr 3

    Is Conscious Uncoupling Just a Pretentious Way of Saying You Are Getting Divorced?

    Is Conscious Uncoupling Just a Pretentious Way of Saying You Are Getting Divorced?
    Having practiced divorce and family law in New York for most of my legal career, I thought is odd that I had never heard the term “Conscious Uncoupling” before. Through my years of experience, I have litigated divorces,…
  • Apr 2

    What Do I Do If My Child Does Not Want To Have Visitation With My Ex?

    What Do I Do If My Child Does Not Want To Have Visitation With My Ex?
    It is that familiar scene -your ex pulls up to your house to pick up the children, only your child starts crying, “I don’t want to go. I want to stay here with you.” What do you do? Your job is to encourage your child to…
Rank this Week: 1158

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/
  • Apr 16

    Prenuptial Agreements for Blended Alabama Familie

    Prenuptial Agreements for Blended Alabama Familie
    Remarriage after divorce and family blending can be complicated for both parties as well as the children. In addition to the emotional aspects of family blending, which can take time, you should also consider a prenuptial agreement in your…
  • Apr 12

    Step-Parents and Abuse: A Child Returns Home After Year of Neglect

    Step-Parents and Abuse: A Child Returns Home After Year of Neglect
    One of the most troubling aspects of divorce is knowing that your children will be out of your care. Even if you trust your former spouse, you may not trust a new partner, step-parent or other caretaker you don’t have the opportunity to…
  • Apr 9

    “Conscious Uncoupling”—Not Just for Gwyneth

    “Conscious Uncoupling”—Not Just for Gwyneth
    As news of Gwyneth Paltow’s divorce hit the internet—so has the phrase “conscious uncoupling” to describe her separation. While the expression may sound too good to be true when headed towards divorce, there are ways…
Rank this Week: 1159

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
  • 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…
  • Oct 31

    Guardianship of Minor Children: Your Questions Answered!

    Guardianship of Minor Children: Your Questions Answered!
    Obtaining guardianship of a minor can be complicated, especially if you're not familiar with the legal procedures involved in the process. To help set your mind at ease about the process, the Law Offices of Scott David Stewart answers some…
  • Aug 22

    Phoenix Legal Blog

    Phoenix Legal Blog
    Welcome to the new blog for the Law Offices of Scott David Stewart! Our Phoenix attorneys believe in making sense out of complicated situations, and we are eager to provide you with the information you need to understand your case. Most of…
Rank this Week: 1177

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 23

    Transmutation of Separate Property into Marital Property

    Transmutation of Separate Property into Marital Property
    One of the basic theories in equitable distribution and divorce litigation is that of transmutation. Transmutation theory holds that by their actions, the parties are able to modify the status of the property they own from separate property…
  • Feb 2

    Minors and Rescission of Acknowledgment of Paternity

    Minors and Rescission of Acknowledgment of Paternity
    A recent bill signed into law by Governor Cuomo, allows minors who acknowledged paternity of their children to have a brief period of time when they turn 18 to seek to rescind that acknowledgment . Family Court Act §516-a will…
  • Oct 26

    Update on Duration of Maintenance

    Update on Duration of Maintenance
    When New York Legislature passed the “no-fault” divorce statute in 2010, it created a formula for calculating temporary spousal maintenance under DRL §236[B]5-a. However, it did not set forth a formula or…
Rank this Week: 1186

Massachusetts Divorce & Family…

Massachusetts Divorce & Family Law Blog

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

http://massachusettsfamilylaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 2

    Alimony Statute Construed: No Credit For Time Served!

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

    Two Excellent Family Law Blogs by Massachusetts Mediator

    Two Excellent Family Law Blogs by Massachusetts Mediator
    I have not blogged here in nearly a year, and during that time, I have discovered a number of blogs by very smart people in my field who have been blogging rather prolifically and brilliantly about Massachusetts divorce and family law.…
  • Jun 23

    Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines Revised Again

    Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines Revised Again
    The Massachusetts Trial Court has just announced the new Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines to be in effect for the next four years, beginning August 1 of this year.  Federal IV-D regulations require each state to have uniform child…
Rank this Week: 1197