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Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Nov 21

    Billion Dollar Divorce

    Billion Dollar Divorce
    From CBS News: It's the kind of money that most Americans can't comprehend, but for one ex-wife it's an injustice. Sue Ann Hamm, the ex-wife of Oklahoma oil tycoon Harold Hamm, plans to appeal a divorce settlement that awarded her...
  • Nov 20

    Divorce in Iran

    Divorce in Iran
    From Reuters: Weddings in Iran have long been an over-the-top affair with families spending thousands of dollars to celebrate a union. But now some couples are splurging on an entirely different sort of nuptial celebration: a divorce party.…
  • Nov 19

    Separation Worse Than Divorce

    Separation Worse Than Divorce
    From Huffington Post: Divorce may seem daunting, but that's not the worst part of the dissolution of a marriage: being separated is, according to a new Gallup poll. After surveying 131,159 adults across the U.S. for the Gallup-Healthways…
Rank this Week: 123

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: 117

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/
  • Nov 14

    Ky Published Family Law Opinion from Court of Appeals Today

    Ky Published Family Law Opinion from Court of Appeals Today
    Lambe v. Weber The Appellate Court first addresses maintenance, holding that income should not be imputed to a spouse when her underemployment is not voluntary. In this case, the child’s medical needs prevented the mother from working.…
  • Oct 24

    Published UCCJEA Opinion from Ky Court of Appeals Today

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

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

    Published Opinion from Ky Court of Appeals Today: Order requiring mother to have a passport issued for child affirmed
    Benton v. Sottingeanu An order requiring a parent to obtain a passpot for a child does not require specific findings of fact where no modification of parenting time is made. The court must consider the child's best interests. Federal law…
Rank this Week: 128

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Covers developments in Tennessee family law.

http://herstontennesseefamilylaw.com/
  • Nov 21

    Tennessee Family Law Update 2014: Knoxville

    Tennessee Family Law Update 2014: Knoxville
    Today we concluded an exhausting but rewarding week by presenting our annual seminar in Knoxville. Some attendees had this to say about today’s presentation: This seminar is, by far, the most helpful family law CLE each year.…
  • Nov 20

    Tennessee Family Law Update 2014: Johnson City

    Tennessee Family Law Update 2014: Johnson City
    After spending a long overdue evening in our homes, we were rudely awakened this morning by alarm clocks set to go off way to early. That could mean only one thing: time to get on the road to Johnson City! The beautiful sunrise coming…
  • Nov 20

    Tennessee Family Law Update 2014: Chattanooga

    Tennessee Family Law Update 2014: Chattanooga
    As always, we enjoyed visiting with our colleagues in Chattanooga yesterday. Two of yesterday’s seminar attendees had this to say: Always an excellent seminar. Informative and entertaining. — Tracy Cox, Esq., Chattanooga…
Rank this Week: 294

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Nov 21

    Think Before Relocating Children

    Think Before Relocating Children
    One parent may think that moving their children after a separation or divorce may be the best way to get a start on a new life. Before making a serious decision to relocate to another place with a child, there are some things any parent…
  • Nov 20

    How Are Assets Divided in Divorce?

    How Are Assets Divided in Divorce?
    When a couple has been together for a long period of time, dividing assets and property in a divorce can be a difficult and time-consuming process. Even if the divorce is completely amicable, deciding who gets what can be extremely…
  • Nov 19

    Financial Advice Following a Divorce

    Financial Advice Following a Divorce
    Following a divorce, you will likely be the only one making financial decisions for yourself and it may be overwhelming. Many people have never been in control of their own finances or have no idea what accounts they have or what bills they…
Rank this Week: 273

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Nov 20

    Why is No One Talking About Elder Abuse?

    Why is No One Talking About Elder Abuse?
    Did you know that in thirty-five years one in four Canadians will be over the age of 65? Today our senior population is well over 5 million and expected to reach 10 million by 2036. We do know that as we age we become more vulnerable as our…
  • Nov 19

    Rampant Sex Discrimination in Saudi Arabia

    Rampant Sex Discrimination in Saudi Arabia
    To be born female in Saudi Arabia is to endure a life of discrimination…on many fronts. First of all, it is legal for men in Saudi to have up to four wives who may be as young as 10-years old, as long as they can afford to support them…
  • Nov 16

    LiarsCheatersRUS.com

    LiarsCheatersRUS.com
    If your boyfriend or girlfriend is a liar or worse, a cheater, you can “out” him or her, just like Stacey Blitsch and Amanda Ryncarz did when they posted their complaints about their former lover, lawyer Matthew Couloute, on…
Rank this Week: 230

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: 206

Wisconsin Family Lawyer Blog

Wisconsin Family Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Estate Planning in Wisconsin Pending Divorce

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

    Termination of Child Support in Wisconsin When a Child Reaches Adulthood

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

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

    ENFORCEMENT OF PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENTS IN WISCONSIN: PROVISIONS REGARDING DIVISION OF PROPERTY UPON DIVORCE
    Maybe you entered a marital property agreement (prenup) prior to your marriage, and now that you are contemplating divorce, you assume there is no point in discussing division of property because the prenup's provisions will control. Or maybe…
Rank this Week: 265

Representing Victims of Domestic…

Representing Victims of Domestic Violence: An Attorney's Perspective

Attempt to capture the thoughts and experiences of an attorney with almost no experience in this area of law, representing victims of domestic violence By the Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

http://legalresourcenetwork.org/wordpress/
  • Sep 6

    Lower Court Improperly Canceled Husband’s Maintenance and Support Arrear

    Lower Court Improperly Canceled Husband’s Maintenance and Support Arrear
    LiGreci v LiGreci 2011 NY Slip Op 06371 Decided on August 30, 2011 Appellate Division, Second Department  Wife appealed from the decison of the supreme court to terminate husband’s child support and maintenance obligations and cancel all…
  • Aug 19

    Father Neglects Child By Abusing Mother

    Father Neglects Child By Abusing Mother
    Matter of Ajay Sumert D. v Vijay Anand D. 2011 NY Slip Op 06264 Decided on August 16, 2011 Appellate Division, Second Department After a hearing in a child protective proceeding, the family court found that father had neglected the child,…
  • Aug 19

    Insurance Broker Turned Convict Gets Equitable Distribution, Pays Child Support

    Insurance Broker Turned Convict Gets Equitable Distribution, Pays Child Support
    Cabral v Cabral 2011 NY Slip Op 06242 Decided on August 16, 2011 Appellate Division, Second Department
Rank this Week: 282

Divorce Manual

Divorce Manual

Looks at the British Family Justice System which encourages reform through Collaborative Law and legislation. By Natasha Phillips.

http://divorcemanual.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    Multiple Cybernality Disorder

    Multiple Cybernality Disorder
    It sounds silly, but give it time. People like me may not be well – we collect stuff on the web; from dating sites, to forums, social media groups, entire libraries of reading material for every occasion and finally, personal blogs. I…
  • May 21

    LoreCast

    LoreCast
    LoreCast for the week ending Friday 21st May.
  • May 12

    Relationships Scotland

    Relationships Scotland
    Relationships Scotland is an organisation offering support to families through mediums such as mediation and counselling and their aim is to reach out to families who are looking for help. They are also in the running to win a website…
Rank this Week: 256

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Nov 21

    Video: Cordell & Cordell News - November 21, 2014

    Video: Cordell & Cordell News - November 21, 2014
    DadsDivorce and MensDivorce as well as their sponsor, Cordell & Cordell, present a news video for the week of November 21, 2014.This week, Cordell & Cordell opened registration for the 2015 Annual Domestic…
  • Nov 20

    Modifying Custody And Placement Orders After A Divorce Is Finalized

    Modifying Custody And Placement Orders After A Divorce Is Finalized
    Question:My ex and I had a non-contested divorce and she was awarded custody three years ago. I now have more time than her to spend with our son due to work schedules. Is it possible to obtain joint custody after a divorce is final?Read…
  • Nov 19

    What Factors Do Courts Consider When Granting Custody?

    What Factors Do Courts Consider When Granting Custody?
    Question:My wife and I have been separated for 18 months and have both recently spent time in rehab clinics. She recently moved out of state to live with her father and has admitted in court papers that she supports herself with his…
Rank this Week: 690

The Divorce Blog

The Divorce Blog

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

http://www.totaldivorce.com/blog
  • Nov 19

    New Oklahoma Divorce Classes Law Begin

    New Oklahoma Divorce Classes Law Begin
    A new law took effect in Oklahoma on November 1 that requires divorcing couples to attend a class if underage children are involved. Couples with children, age 18 or under, seeking divorce on grounds of incompatibility will have to take a…
  • Nov 11

    $1 Billion Verdict in Oil Tycoon Harold Hamm Divorce

    $1 Billion Verdict in Oil Tycoon Harold Hamm Divorce
    In one of the biggest U.S. divorce judgments, Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm has been ordered to pay his ex-wife nearly $1 billion in their divorce settlement, according to a court filing on Monday. Oklahoma Special Judge Howard…
  • Nov 7

    Supreme Court Urged to Rule on Same-Sex Marriage

    Supreme Court Urged to Rule on Same-Sex Marriage
    There is a serious push for the Superior Court to again consider the constitutionality of same-sex marriage after a federal appeals court upheld bans in four states on Thursday. A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit in…
Rank this Week: 460

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/
  • Nov 19

    The Latest Family Law ADR Trend: Moderated Settlement Conference

    The Latest Family Law ADR Trend: Moderated Settlement Conference
    Moderated settlement conferences have become a bit of a trend in Minnesota, creating an easier, and more affordable way to resolve a divorce. Many family court judges are encouraging litigants to engage in this form of alternative…
  • Nov 3

    The Law on Annulment v. Divorce in Minnesota

    The Law on Annulment v. Divorce in Minnesota
    The two ways to end a marriage, voluntarily, are annulment and divorce. An annulment is the legal procedure that treats a marriage as if it never existed. It is legally erased. A divorce, however, is the legal dissolution of the marriage.…
  • Oct 27

    The Rights of Unwed Fathers in Minnesota

    The Rights of Unwed Fathers in Minnesota
    You may wonder what happens if you are an unwed father to a newborn. Being a father means, naturally, taking on responsibility for your child, and making sure that you do what’s best for him or her. But what rights do you…
Rank this Week: 410

Indiana Injury and Family Lawyer…

Indiana Injury and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury, drug recalls, product hazards and family law. By Padove Law.

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

    Carr-MacArthur v. Carr - On Mental Health and Child Custody

    Carr-MacArthur v. Carr - On Mental Health and Child Custody
    Mental illness does not carry the same stigma it did even just a few decades ago. This has brought many conditions to light that may have otherwise been hidden, and allowed for better treatment plans with greater family support. However, in…
  • Nov 3

    Indiana Appeals Court Affirms Adoption Ruling

    Indiana Appeals Court Affirms Adoption Ruling
    While Indiana family law courts strive to make the adoption process and transition as seamless as possible for children and their families, inevitably, there are going to be bumps in the road. This is especially true when the adoption is in…
  • Oct 20

    Bogner v. Bogner - Indiana Appeals Court Weighs Child Support Change

    Bogner v. Bogner - Indiana Appeals Court Weighs Child Support Change
    Changes in Indiana child support payments are only going to be made in circumstances where the court has held there has been a substantial change in condition and it's in the best interest of the child or children involved. Deviation from…
Rank this Week: 639

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/
  • Nov 15

    Podcast: Comparing Collaborative Divorce and Mediation

    Podcast: Comparing Collaborative Divorce and Mediation
    I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Garin Vick in Tampa, Florida, where we recorded an interview for his podcast show, Divorce without Destruction.  We discussed the similarities and differences between collaborative…
  • Nov 15

    Podcast: Comparing Collaborative Divorce and Mediation

    Podcast: Comparing Collaborative Divorce and Mediation
    I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Garin Vick in Tampa, Florida, where we recorded an interview for his podcast show, Divorce without Destruction.  We discussed the similarities and differences between collaborative…
  • Nov 8

    Florida Collaborative Divorce: A Flowchart

    Florida Collaborative Divorce: A Flowchart
    Many people come to my Tampa office because they heard collaborative divorce is private, respectful, conducive to co-parenting, and usually quicker than the traditional courtroom divorce.  But they do not quite understand…
Rank this Week: 493

Nashville Divorce Lawyers Blog

Nashville Divorce Lawyers Blog

Covers family law. By Widrig Law PLLC.

http://www.nashvilledivorcelawyersblog.com/
  • Nov 14

    How Does The Process Of Mediation Work In a Divorce In Tennessee?

    How Does The Process Of Mediation Work In a Divorce In Tennessee?
    It’s common for people experiencing the court process for the first time through divorce to have questions about mediation. Mediation, is a for of  ‘alternative dispute resolution,’ which refers to the process by which…
  • Nov 11

    Tennessee Court Of Appeals Changes Short Term Alimony To Long Term

    Tennessee Court Of Appeals Changes Short Term Alimony To Long Term
    Alimony is an all encompassing term used to cover several types of post divorce monetary spousal support. Simply stated, alimony is money one spouse pays to the other after, which is  an action the court orders for a myriad reasons. Per…
  • Oct 21

    Tennessee Court Grants Mother’s Request to Relocate With Child After Divorce

    Tennessee Court Grants Mother’s Request to Relocate With Child After Divorce
    When a couple with children divorce, the court will either approve a parenting plan agreed to by the parties or order a plan that it determines serves the best interests of the children. Such a plan typically sets forth the custody…
Rank this Week: 794

The Woodlands Divorce Attorney,…

The Woodlands Divorce Attorney, Conroe Divorce Attorney

Covers divorce and family law in the Woodlands and Houston. By Richard L. Shea.

http://thewoodlandsdivorce.com
  • Nov 9

    Community Property and Goodwill in a Busine

    Community Property and Goodwill in a Busine
    Division of community property is almost always a key issue in a Woodlands divorce case. Some assets are easier to identify and divide than others. For example, identifying and dividing the community property portion of a simple checking…
  • Aug 12

    Federally Governed Life Insurance and Divorce

    Federally Governed Life Insurance and Divorce
    The final property division settlement in your Woodlands divorce case is the end of one part of your case, and the beginning of a very important next step. That step is to carry out the division of property described in Read More
  • Jun 24

    Pre-Marriage Stock Options and Separate Property

    Pre-Marriage Stock Options and Separate Property
    Last time we looked at how to determine which portion of a stock option grant is separate property when the stock option is granted during the marriage. There is a different law and formula for determining the separate property treatment …
Rank this Week: 846

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: 824

New York Family Law Blog

New York Family Law Blog

Covers family law topics. Published by New York attorney, Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkfamilylawblog.com/
  • Nov 2

    Court Discusses Handling of Deposition in Felony Delinquency Proceeding

    Court Discusses Handling of Deposition in Felony Delinquency Proceeding
    A New York Family Lawyer said that, this opinion follows the oral decision and order of the Court rendered on the record. This designated felony delinquency proceeding was commenced on January 4, 1991 by the District Attorney's Office…
  • Nov 1

    Court Considers Disposition of Child in Light of Being Born Addicted to Drug

    Court Considers Disposition of Child in Light of Being Born Addicted to Drug
    A New York Family Lawyer said that, the subject child was born on February 10, 2004 with a positive toxicology for opiates. This father is listed on her birth certificate. The subject child remained in the hospital for over a...
  • Oct 31

    Court Hears Argument in Child Support Proceeding

    Court Hears Argument in Child Support Proceeding
    A New York Family Lawyer said in a child support proceeding pursuant to Family Court Act article 4, the father appeals, as limited by his brief, from so much of an order of the Family Court, as denied his objections...
Rank this Week: 704

DivorceSolicitor

DivorceSolicitor

Covers divorce, pre-nuptial agreements, and separation. By Lynne Bastow.

http://divorcesolicitor.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 30

    Is It Worth getting a Pre Nuptial Agreement

    Is It Worth getting a Pre Nuptial Agreement
    Nobody wants to see a bride cry but YES it is worth getting a Pre Nuptial Agreement.Here's why:It is one of the factors that will be taken into account upon divorce.Is it decisive?No.However...If...1. Both parties have been given the…
  • Sep 15

    The Little Book of Divorce Question

    The Little Book of Divorce Question
      The Little Book of Divorce Questions  is available now on Amazon .In an agony of indecision?Can't decide whether to stay or go?Scared?Anxious?Unhappy?Making such a decision is usually choosing the least worst option.  It…
  • Aug 7

    TheLittle Book of Divorce Question

    TheLittle Book of Divorce Question
    Coming soon...How do you know if it is time to get divorced?What should you do?How do you decide?What are the legal considerations?What is the emotional impact?If you are considering getting divorced this is one of the most difficult and…
Rank this Week: 539

Fathers' Rights

Fathers' Rights

Educates fathers going through divorce and custody cases on how to preserve their rights and maintain healthy relationships with their children. By Regina I. Edwards.

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

    What Does a Paternity Determination Mean?

    What Does a Paternity Determination Mean?
    What Does a Paternity Determination Mean?Determining paternity means determining the identify of the biological father of a specific child for purposes of the law.  It is a process that decides who fathered the child and should therefore…
  • Aug 20

    Divorce is increasing, not decreasing, says new study

    Divorce is increasing, not decreasing, says new study
    Divorce is increasing, not decreasing, says new studyA new study sheds some light on the U.S. divorce rate, and what has really been going on over the past few decades. It was thought that the divorce rate was decreasing since the 1970s, but…
  • Aug 13

    Hiding assets during divorce? Prepare for a tax audit

    Hiding assets during divorce? Prepare for a tax audit
    Hiding assets during divorce? Prepare for a tax auditGoing through the divorce process can be a stressful experience. After all, couples are put in a position to split up nearly every aspect of the years they spent together. For…
Rank this Week: 729

Sanns Mediation World of ADR

Sanns Mediation World of ADR

Covers mediation, arbitration and family/divorce law in NJ.

http://sannsmediation.com/wordpress
  • Oct 7

    Alimony Reform: Changes to NJ Alimony Law

    Alimony Reform: Changes to NJ Alimony Law
    On September 10, 2014, NJ Governor Chris Christie signed Public Law 2014, Chapter 42 into law.  This law makes changes to NJ’s alimony statues.  The legislature had been discussing this issue for several years and finally was…
  • Oct 6

    How do I get a Pre-nup?

    How do I get a Pre-nup?
    When some couples or people think about getting married, they want to protect their assets in case things don’t work out.  To accomplish this, they execute a pre-nuptial agreement or a pre-nup.  Such an agreement pre-specifies…
  • Jul 21

    Name Change in a Divorce in NJ

    Name Change in a Divorce in NJ
    New Jersey law allows either spouse in the divorce process to change their name.  N.J.S.A. 2A:34-21 reads in pertinent part: The court, upon or after granting a divorce from the bonds of matrimony to either spouse … may allow…
Rank this Week: 425

Back in the Black Hills

Back in the Black Hills

Covers South Dakota criminal law, family law and estate planning issues. By Tana Fye.

http://backintheblackhills.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 7

    Rural Areas Need More Lawyer

    Rural Areas Need More Lawyer
    I live and work primarily in rural Nebraska, but am from the Rapid City area of South Dakota.  And I hear about and see first hand that there is a shortage of lawyers able to handle the caseload that exists.  The American Bar…
  • Jan 4

    ICWA and the SCOTUS

    ICWA and the SCOTUS
    For only the second time, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear a case involving the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA).  This Reuters article describes the situation as a "human tragedy," which pretty much can describe any case…
  • Oct 9

    First Amendment, Pastors, and the IRS

    First Amendment, Pastors, and the IRS
    I thought that this story (here and here) was fascinating.  Currently churches can lose their 501(c)(3) status if the pastor endorses candidates, as the church is no longer purely a religious organization.
Rank this Week: 541

Australian Divorce Blog

Australian Divorce Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Visit to an old friend opposed to domestic violence

    Visit to an old friend opposed to domestic violence
    Last night I was lucky enough to call in an old friend who was recovering from major surgery. Her prospects are good, thankfully.Visiting her made me reflect as to how long it has been that I have been involved with domestic violence. This is…
Rank this Week: 676

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: 448

Ocala Divorce Lawyer Blog

Ocala Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida family law and divorce issues. By Anne E. Raduns.

http://www.ocalafamilylaw.com/Ocala-Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Mar 13

    Divorce Questions to Ask at the End of a Marriage

    Divorce Questions to Ask at the End of a Marriage
    The importance of asking questions cannot be underestimated in life, especially when the questions are asked prior to undergoing divorce proceedings. Florida residents who prepare themselves by performing the necessary research prior to…
  • Feb 26

    Shared parenting may become a new form of child custody

    Shared parenting may become a new form of child custody
    Divorces are difficult on the spouses, but it can be even worse if there are children involved. The decision of which Florida parent has custody of the child can lead to bitterness and can be emotionally trying on the child....
  • Feb 20

    Tips for a smoother Florida divorce transition

    Tips for a smoother Florida divorce transition
    Going through the process of a separation can be difficult for both parties. The proceedings may go decidedly smoother if an individual is prepared mentally and has all of the appropriate paperwork from the very beginning. Florida residents…
Rank this Week: 374

Men's Family Law

Men's Family Law

Focuses on men and the legal issues that they must face as fathers and husbands. By David Pisarra.

http://mensfamilylaw.com/?cat=5
  • Mar 5

    How To Be A Great Dad – Tip # 1 – Do This!

    How To Be A Great Dad – Tip # 1 – Do This!
    If you’re sharing custody of a child, it’s a brutally hard thing to do. If you’ve had to fight for your rights to see your son or daughter, the battles can be long and frustrating. But here’s an activity you can do,…
  • Mar 4

    Podcast – Men’s Family Law – How Does Substance Abuse Effect Child Custody Cases?

    Podcast – Men’s Family Law – How Does Substance Abuse Effect Child Custody Cases?
    Men’s Family Law – Nationally recognized Father’s Rights expert David Pisarra discusses substance abuse and how it will effect a child custody case, how hard it is to prove and what you can do to protect yourself. If you…
  • Mar 1

    3 Immediate Survival Tips for Dads Scared About Losing Their Kid

    3 Immediate Survival Tips for Dads Scared About Losing Their Kid
    You’re faced with LOSING your kids.  You’re SCARED and  don’t know what to do.  You don’t know how to PROTECT YOURSELF. LISTEN TO THIS PODCAST NOW. It gives you ACTIONABLE STEPS TO KEEP YOUR KIDS…
Rank this Week: 490

Georgia Adoption Law Blog

Georgia Adoption Law Blog

Covers adoption law issues in Georgia, including independent adoptions, agency adoptions, step-parent adoptions, relative adoptions, and international adoptions. By Stephen Worrall.

http://www.gaadoptionlaw.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.
  • Jun 22

    10 Things Adoptive Parents Should Know (From An Adoptee’s Perspective)

    10 Things Adoptive Parents Should Know (From An Adoptee’s Perspective)
    I found a great article on the "Diary of a Not-So-Angry Asian Adoptee" blog today. The entire article is here. But here are the bullet points from the article:
  • Sep 11

    New China Consulate Appointment Policy

    New China Consulate Appointment Policy
    As a result of changes under the Hague Adoption Convention, U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou will only schedule adoptions appointments for applicants who have both an approved I-600A or I-800A form and a current fingerprint clearance from the FBI.…
Rank this Week: 637

Florida Family Law Blawg

Florida Family Law Blawg

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

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

    Fourth District Court Reverses Paternity Judgment

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

    Fourth DCA Permits Domestic Violence Filing by Temporary Resident

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

    Restriction on Toy Guns Reversed by Fourth DCA

    Restriction on Toy Guns Reversed by Fourth DCA
    The Fourth District Court of Appeal ruled today in Ingram v. Ingram, reversing as to a single issue raised.  Referencing an “unfortunate experience” with a BB gun while on a visit with his father, the Fourth District upheld a…
Rank this Week: 491

Tennessee Divorce Attorney Blog

Tennessee Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers divorce, alimony and child support. By the McKellar Law Firm, PLLC.

http://www.tennesseedivorceattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 644

The Law Offices of David Stein…

The Law Offices of David Stein Blog

Covers privacy and technology.

http://www.familylawdc.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 875

Maine Divorce Law Blog

Maine Divorce Law Blog

Covers all aspects of Maine family law, including divorce, separation, child support, mediation, spousal support, child custody and property rights. From Al Nye.

http://www.mainedivorcelawblog.com/
  • Oct 30

    Discretion by Allison Lotta

    Discretion by Allison Lotta
    Discretion by Allison Lotta Touchstone $25.00 hardcover, 321 pages, 978-1-4516-4484-5 (2012)  
  • Oct 15

    Patriots choke against Seattle

    Patriots choke against Seattle
    The Patriots blew a 13 point lead in the 4th quarter against the Seahawks and lost 24-23. This, unfortunately, seemed to be the Patriots of old. Think about last season. How did the Pats lose games? The offense sputtered and seemed…
  • Oct 5

    Taken 2 has arrived

    Taken 2 has arrived
    Taken 2 has just hit the theaters and my daughter Ali wants to see it bad. I enjoyed the first one too and will wait until she gets home from college at Thanksgiving so we can see it together. Anyone else out there waiting to see Laim Neeson…
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: 784

Real Divorce Mediation

Real Divorce Mediation

By Debra Synovec.

http://www.wholemediation.com/rdmblog/
  • May 15

    Curiosity Is Everything

    Curiosity Is Everything
    John Medina points out in Brain Rules that curiosity is everything. Curious mind.  Cpen mind.  Responsive mind.  All three advance your divorce settlement conversations.
  • May 2

    How Many Mediators Does It Take?

    How Many Mediators Does It Take?
    The 17th Annual Dispute Resolution Conference, an outstanding event sponsored by the Washington Law School Foundation ,the
  • Apr 25

    Mediation Is Better Process for Divorce

    Mediation Is Better Process for Divorce
    Last Thursday I had the opportunity to hear Gloria Steinem, author and activist, famous for the Women’s Liberation Movement, speak at a fundraising luncheon for the YWCA.  She spoke in part about how empowerment starts with the least…
Rank this Week: 716

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/
  • Nov 21

    Authority of State Court to Order a Spouse to Sign Joint Amended Tax Return

    Authority of State Court to Order a Spouse to Sign Joint Amended Tax Return
    In Butler v Simmons-Butler, the Michigan Court of Appeals considered the issue whether a trial court has the authority to order a party to sign amended joint federal tax returns for prior years. The defendant appealed that order arguing that…
  • Nov 20

    Unsubstantiated CPS Reports of Abuse Result in Loss of Custody

    Unsubstantiated CPS Reports of Abuse Result in Loss of Custody
    Family lawyers are seeing a lot of custody cases these days in which allegations of abuse result in an investigation by Child Protection Services (CPS) workers. When a parent reports alleged abuse to CPS, that agency must investigate. If…
  • Nov 19

    EDRO Dividing State of Michigan Teacher Pension | Caution for Unwary

    EDRO Dividing State of Michigan Teacher Pension | Caution for Unwary
    When the parties divorced, their judgment awarded each party fifty percent of the marital portion of the other party’s pension. Husband retired and elected to receive his portion of his ex-wife's school pension. She then learned that her…
Rank this Week: 2468

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

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

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Nov 21

    Thin Gravy

    Thin Gravy
    The latest installment of a case in which I have been involved is out. You may know it as Q v Q (although it isn’t). The judgment can be found here : C (A Child) (No 2) [2014] EWFC 44 (21 November 2014). As it is a case…
  • Nov 17

    Take me to your Leadership Board

    Take me to your Leadership Board
    Last week the Adoption Leadership Board published a “Myth Busting Guide” aimed at dispelling misconceptions of what Re B and Re B-S tell us about the correct approach to adoption. “The law hasn’t changed!”…
  • Nov 12

    No search results found for your query ‘indirect contact’

    No search results found for your query ‘indirect contact’
    This blog post is a guest post by Sarah Phillimore. In past few years I have had a number of cases in child arrangements disputes where only indirect contact is ordered at the conclusion. I sometimes represented fathers, sometimes mothers but…
Rank this Week: 3924

Long Island Family Law and…

Long Island Family Law and Mediation Blog

Covers family law and mediation. By Law Office Of Darren M. Shapiro.

http://www.longislandfamilylawandmediation.com/
  • Nov 21

    When Does Equitable Distribution Mean Equal or Unequal in New York Divorces?

    When Does Equitable Distribution Mean Equal or Unequal in New York Divorces?
    Marital assets, and debt, in New York generally are things that are acquired during the marriage that does not fall under the exception of separate property.  Separate property, in general are things that a spouse entered the marriage…
  • Nov 13

    Can an order of protection be a part of a custody case?

    Can an order of protection be a part of a custody case?
    Orders of protection can be issued by either the Family Court or the Supreme Court as part of a child custody case or divorce in New York. My previous blog articles concerning orders of protection in family law matters focused on the most…
  • Nov 7

    Can a Judgment of Divorce be vacated?

    Can a Judgment of Divorce be vacated?
    I have previously discussed modifications of judgments of divorce. As a reminder, a modification does not erase the order that was made, but if there is an adequate change of circumstances under the law, a party to the case can change the…
Rank this Week: 1627

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/
  • Nov 21

    The Coughlin Affd. cont...

    The Coughlin Affd. cont...
    Plaintiff further contends that venue is preferred in the county where the cause of action arose. Plaintiffs accident occurred in New York County, and the accident situs is within the management and/or ownership of defendants. Thus, New York…
  • Nov 20

    The Coughlin Affd.

    The Coughlin Affd.
    In this personal injury action brought by plaintiff JC, defendants Mr. HS and LLC Realty move for an order, pursuant to CPLR §511, to change venue to Westchester County. Plaintiff commenced this action through the service of a Summons…
  • Nov 19

    Matter of Stackpole...cont

    Matter of Stackpole...cont
    Subdivision (g) of 202.67 provides "No authorization will be granted to withdraw such funds, except for unusual circumstances, where the parents are financially able to support the infant and to provide for the infant's necessaries, treatment…
Rank this Week: 1491

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Covers estate planning, HOA & condo associations and family law in North Carolina.

http://www.lawfirmrbs.com/blog/
  • Nov 21

    RBS CLE on December 5, 2014: The Life of a Lawsuit: Issues in the Six Phases of a Civil Action

    RBS CLE on December 5, 2014: The Life of a Lawsuit: Issues in the Six Phases of a Civil Action
    Need some CLE hours before the end of the year? On December 5, 2014, beginning at 8:40 am, RBS will host a Greensboro CLE on “The Life of a Lawsuit: Issues in the Six Phases of a Civil Action from Case Assessment through Executing on a…
  • Nov 12

    Hot Legal Topics in HOA & Condo Community Management

    Hot Legal Topics in HOA & Condo Community Management
    On Wednesday, December 3 from 11:30 am-2 pm I’ll be speaking on “Hot Legal Topics in Community Management” at the Charlotte Lunch ‘n Learn of the NC Chapter of the Community Associations Institute.  The…
  • Nov 6

    You’re Ready to File A Lawsuit … But Where Do You Begin?

    You’re Ready to File A Lawsuit … But Where Do You Begin?
    Once you have decided you want or need to file a lawsuit, one of the most important decisions you must make is where to file your case.  This decision will have a significant impact on the type of relief you may be able to obtain…
Rank this Week: 1987

CEB blog

CEB blog

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

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Nov 21

    Should You Handle That Misdemeanor Case?

    Should You Handle That Misdemeanor Case?
    You get a call from a family member, friend, or client who’s either been arrested or will be soon with a misdemeanor, such as a DUI. Maybe you’re new to practice or criminal law isn’t your usual area. Should you take on the…
  • Nov 19

    5 Ways to Leverage California’s New Unaccompanied Minors Law

    5 Ways to Leverage California’s New Unaccompanied Minors Law
    The following is a guest blog post by Rachel K. Prandini, Unaccompanied Minor Law Fellow/Attorney at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center in San Francisco. The number of unaccompanied minors arriving at the US southern border in 2014 has been…
  • Nov 17

    How to Use Technology for Effective Cross-Examination

    How to Use Technology for Effective Cross-Examination
    The following is a guest blog post by Jeff Bennion, a solo practitioner in San Diego who specializes in personal injury and consulting on e-discovery and litigation technology. A good cross-examination should come off as scripted. California…
Rank this Week: 1728

New York Divorce Blog

New York Divorce Blog

By Bruce Provda.

http://www.nydivorcefirm.com/blog
  • Nov 21

    Divorce Can Be Contagiou

    Divorce Can Be Contagiou
    According to a study from Brown University, divorce can be contagious. The study suggests that the divorce of a loved-one or a friend can increase your chances of getting divorced too. The study was conducted in Framingham, Mass, and was…
  • Nov 14

    Samuel Wyly Gets Sued By Ex-Wife

    Samuel Wyly Gets Sued By Ex-Wife
    Samuel Wyly, a former billionaire who recently filed for bankruptcy, is now being sued by his ex-wife over claims he’s using Chapter 11 protection to avoid paying $500,000 a year in support obligations. His wife, Torie Steel, is seeking…
  • Oct 31

    Exploring Child Custody

    Exploring Child Custody
    When a marriage ends up in a divorce, the split not only has an impact on the couple but also on their children, if any. Child custody and visitation is one of the most important decisions that a couple has to take when they get divorced.…
Rank this Week: 1973

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

Covers family law in South Carolina.

http://www.scfamilylaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 21

    What Issues Do Prenuptial Agreements Usually Address?

    What Issues Do Prenuptial Agreements Usually Address?
    We all know what prenuptial agreements are: documents that lay out the terms for a divorce before the marriage has even happened. Though you may understand generally what prenups are for, you may not know specifically what types of issues…
  • Nov 20

    Is Divorce Bad for Children?

    Is Divorce Bad for Children?
    Should you remain in a bad marriage solely for the sake of the children? All too many times, people do just that, thinking that they are doing what’s best for their children. But is divorce bad for children? Psychologists have known for…
  • Nov 19

    What Is a “Kitchen Sink” State?

    What Is a “Kitchen Sink” State?
    Those going through a divorce in South Carolina may have heard the terms “marital property” and “separate property” bandied about. That’s because our state is what’s known as a dual classification state.…
Rank this Week: 2003

Family Law & Divorce Information…

Family Law & Divorce Information in Houston, Texas

By Busby & Associates.

http://busby-lee.com/familylawblog
  • Nov 21

    Cruel Treatment Grounds for Divorce Texa

    Cruel Treatment Grounds for Divorce Texa
    MichaelCruel Treatment Grounds for Divorce Texas A trial court may grant a divorce on the ground of cruel treatment under the Texas Family Code Section  6.002 . To be considered “cruel treatment,” the conduct of the accused…
  • Nov 17

    Beverly B. Malazzo appointed to 309th as Associate Judge

    Beverly B. Malazzo appointed to 309th as Associate Judge
    Michael Beverly B. Malazzo appointed to 309th as Associate Judge Judge Dean has announced the replaced for Judge Charley Prine.  Judge Prine won the election for the 246th and will be moving over at the end of the year.  …
  • Oct 21

    International Divorce and Family law in Harris County Texa

    International Divorce and Family law in Harris County Texa
    MichaelInternational Divorce and Family law in Harris County Texas A international divorce usually involves spouses who perhaps have filed for divorce in a foreign jurisdiction, where the waiting period is much longer than Texas, or perhaps…
Rank this Week: 3406

electronic divorce attorney

electronic divorce attorney

Covers Michigan divorce and family law matters. By Timothy P. Flynn.

http://electronicdivorceattorney.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    Unfounded CPS Complaints Lead to Loss of Custody

    Unfounded CPS Complaints Lead to Loss of Custody
    We have seen this movie at our law firm on a few occasions.  A maladjusted parent attempts to enlist the machinery of the state in a bid to gain custody by making false or trumped-up allegations of abuse against the other spouse or…
  • Oct 18

    Senate Bill Prevents Lawyers From Soliciting in Newly Filed Divorce

    Senate Bill Prevents Lawyers From Soliciting in Newly Filed Divorce
    We lawyers are not supposed to be soliciting anyway, as it is expressly prohibited in the Rules of Professional Conduct.  But over the years, a small group of divorce lawyers, unable to get clients any other way, send solicitation…
  • Sep 26

    Active Military Duty Mom Loses Custody via Court of Appeal

    Active Military Duty Mom Loses Custody via Court of Appeal
    Here is a tough choice: to serve your country through military service, or to continue being the primary care provider for your preschooler.  That is the decision a Wayne County mother had to make recently as she contemplated her options…
Rank this Week: 3992

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Nov 21

    Take your mind off the by-election

    Take your mind off the by-election
    No doubt many of you will be disappointed at the by-election result. Still, I'm sure Hairy Knorm Davidson will get another chance. Meanwhile, why not take your mind off of things by reading my posts this week on Marilyn Stowe’s Family…
  • Nov 20

    Lunar Mission One: Get involved

    Lunar Mission One: Get involved
    Nothing whatsoever to do with family law, but for a child of the Apollo era who has long been disappointed by the subsequent loss of public interest in space, here is something that will hopefully re-invigorate the older generation and…
  • Nov 19

    Family Lore Clinic: Enforcing a consent order after the other party has died

    Family Lore Clinic: Enforcing a consent order after the other party has died
    As usual, the term 'consent order' is taken here to mean the order setting out the agreed financial/property settlement on divorce. In fact, what follows applies equally if the settlement order is not made by agreement, but imposed upon the…
Rank this Week: 2302