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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: 55

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: 79

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 23

    Who is responsible for student loans during Divorce?

    Who is responsible for student loans during Divorce?
    College students who took out loans and earned bachelor's degrees in 2012 graduated with an average $29,400 in educational debt, according to the Institute for College Access and Success, and those earning advanced degrees were typically on…
  • Apr 21

    Orange County Adoption

    Orange County Adoption
    If you live in the Orange County, California area and want to seek an Adoption, what must you consider? First, lets go over the basics of an adoption. What is an Adoption? Adoption is the legal process of establishing a legal parent-child…
  • Apr 18

    When do you need a Guardianship of the Person?

    When do you need a Guardianship of the Person?
    Not only can an Orange County divorce attorney assist you in your divorce, paternity, child custody, child visitation, domestic violence or annulment issue, but we also assist in Orange County Guardianship matters. Generally speaking, the…
Rank this Week: 140

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Apr 23

    My Child is Failing School and Doesn't Live with My Ex - Can I Get Custody?

    My Child is Failing School and Doesn't Live with My Ex - Can I Get Custody?
    Question:Can I get custody of my child if I am paying child support and the child is failing school and not living with the mother any longer?Answer:Please note that I do not practice in New York.  I am licensed in Pennsylvania only and…
  • Apr 22

    Child Support Garnishment for Two Cases, Separate States: What are My Options?

    Child Support Garnishment for Two Cases, Separate States: What are My Options?
    Question:I have two child support garnishment cases that I am paying. One is in Texas, and the other is in California. The Texas case is for my seven-year-old and is an older case where I only pay past due child support. The combined orders…
  • Apr 21

    A Note from Your New DadsDivorce Editor

    A Note from Your New DadsDivorce Editor
    Hello, DadsDivorce followers! I’m Katie Davis, and I’ll be the new Online Editor for DadsDivorce.com. I’ve already started communicating with some of you, and I look forward to hearing from more DadsDivorce readers in…
Rank this Week: 126

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: 168

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: 149

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.sandiegodivorceattorneysblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    Date of Business Valuation - Exceptions for Bad Actor

    Date of Business Valuation - Exceptions for Bad Actor
    In general, family courts disfavor "bad actors" or spouses who take deliberate steps to disadvantage the other party in anticipation of or during a divorce proceeding. Spouses owe each other the highest duties of good faith and fair dealing…
  • Apr 22

    Tips for Breaking the News of an Impending Divorce to Your Spouse

    Tips for Breaking the News of an Impending Divorce to Your Spouse
    Word is out that actress Hilary Duff and ex-hockey player Mike Comrie have separated and are on the road to a divorce. The couple married in August 2010 and Duff gave birth to their son, Luca, in March 2012. According to TMZ, the couple has…
  • Apr 21

    Communication With My Divorce Lawyer - What Can I Expect?

    Communication With My Divorce Lawyer - What Can I Expect?
    Divorce lawyers are notoriously busy bouncing from hearing to hearing while juggling constant client phone calls and e-mails. Family law is one of the most "client intensive" areas of law, meaning the client plays a much larger role in a…
Rank this Week: 279

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Apr 23

    Last American Adoption from Crimea

    Last American Adoption from Crimea
    From ABC: As the overnight train pulled up to Crimea’s new border with Ukraine, Kristine Proctor held her breath. Armed soldiers outside the window peered inside. “Are there any foreigners?” they asked the conductor. He pointed at…
  • Apr 22

    Utah on Adoption

    Utah on Adoption
    From Time: Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has approved a measure that will require unwed mothers to tell birth fathers that they plan to give custody of their children to adoption agencies. Read more here. MR
  • Apr 21

    Grandparents & Grandchildren

    Grandparents & Grandchildren
    A new study suggests that to stay sharp, grandparents should spend 1 day per week with grandchildren. However, spending 5 or more days per week with grandchildren may have negative imact on the grandparents. Read the article here. MR
Rank this Week: 291

Divorce: New York

Divorce: New York

By Neil Cahn, PLLC.

http://www.divorceny.com/
  • Apr 21

    Is There a 50-mile Relocation Rule in the Metropolitan Area?

    Is There a 50-mile Relocation Rule in the Metropolitan Area?
    One of the most difficult tasks facing family law judges is balancing the competing interests of each parent and the children in relocation cases. However, two recent Second Department decisions might indicate that a 50-mile rule is emerging.…
  • Apr 14

    Wife Awarded $475,000/Year Rent Received by Husband for East Hampton Residence She Was To Occupy

    Wife Awarded $475,000/Year Rent Received by Husband for East Hampton Residence She Was To Occupy
    A wife has been awarded the $475,000 annual rent received by a husband who leased out the parties’ East Hampton residence. The parties’ divorce Modification Agreement provided that the wife shall have “exclusive use and…
  • Apr 14

    Unemployment, Alone, Does Not Prove Inability To Pay Child Support

    Unemployment, Alone, Does Not Prove Inability To Pay Child Support
    Unemployment, alone, is not sufficient to avoid incarceration for the willful failure to pay child support. So held the First Department when on April 8, 2014 it affirmed the determination of Bronx County Family Court Judge Sidney…
Rank this Week: 335

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: 309

New York Divorce and Family Law…

New York Divorce and Family Law Blog

Covers New York divorce and family law decisions and legislation. By Joel R. Brandes.

http://brandeslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 3

    New Child Support Standards Chart released March 12, 2014

    New Child Support Standards Chart released March 12, 2014
                       According to the Child Support Standards Chart, [LDSS 4515 (3/14)] released March 12, 2014, prepared by New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance,…
  • Dec 28

    Important New Decisions - December 28, 2013

    Important New Decisions - December 28, 2013
    First Department Holds Parents Who Are Directed to Pay Fees of Attorney Appointed to Represent Child May Raise Defense of Legal Malpractice to Attorney's Claim For Fees. In Venecia C. v. August V., --- N.Y.S.2d ----, 2013 WL 6325172…
  • Dec 28

    2013 New York Legislature Enacts Laws Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence

    2013 New York Legislature Enacts Laws Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence
    The 2013 New York Legislature amended  Domestic Relations Law, the Family Court Act and the Criminal Procedure Law, to protect victims of domestic abuse by recognizing, as family offenses, some forms of economic abuse perpetrated…
Rank this Week: 208

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: 249

Civil Negotiation and Mediation…

Civil Negotiation and Mediation Blog

Covers divorce and mediation. By Nancy E. Hudgins.

http://www.hudginsmediation.com/blog
  • Jan 25

    Playworks! Teaching Conflict Resolution Skills to Children

    Playworks! Teaching Conflict Resolution Skills to Children
    Playworks, a non-profit that contracts with schools to bring organization, socialization and conflict resolution skills to school playgrounds, has incorporated rock-paper-scissors in its curriculum.   (Disclosure:  my daughter…
  • Jan 17

    Persuasion in Negotiation: Tips from Washington, D.C.

    Persuasion in Negotiation: Tips from Washington, D.C.
    I have been extolling the virtues of listening as a condition precedent to persuasion in mediation and negotiation.  It was interesting to read that political pollsters are touting the same thing. The Washington Post had a long article…
  • Jun 7

    Co-Parenting Skills: Credit Where Credit is Due

    Co-Parenting Skills: Credit Where Credit is Due
    I conducted a divorce mediation recently where the parties have been separated for many years but now have started the divorce process by coming to mediation.  They have been co-parenting their children during the separation.  We have…
Rank this Week: 210

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, family law, and landlord-tenant law. By the Law Offices of James V. Sansone.

http://blog.jamessansonelaw.com/
  • Apr 22

    ACLU Joins Fight Over Same-Sex Marriage in Michigan

    ACLU Joins Fight Over Same-Sex Marriage in Michigan
    You may recall that a Michigan judge, not too long ago, stated his conviction that a ban on same-sex marriage violated the U.S. Constitution and issued an order invalidating the state's constitutional restriction limiting marriage to a union…
  • Apr 15

    Older Couples Have a Higher Rate of Divorce

    Older Couples Have a Higher Rate of Divorce
    New studies indicate that the social scientists who read data on marriage and divorce rates have been studying the wrong data. According to the Minnesota Population Center, it turns out that more people are splitting up these days, not…
  • Apr 8

    Are Your Unvested Retirement Benefits Community Property?

    Are Your Unvested Retirement Benefits Community Property?
    Are unvested military retirement benefits considered community property? That's the question a trial court dealt with in the divorce case of Daniel v. Daniel. In this case, Christen and Sean Daniel had married in 1995 and had three children.…
Rank this Week: 818

California Divorce Blawg

California Divorce Blawg

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

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

    Knowing Why You Should Stay or Go

    Knowing Why You Should Stay or Go
    The most common reasons why people stay in their marriages are usually quite understandable. However, at the same time, I’ve seen many people use these reasons as excuses for remaining in unhealthy situations. I often refer to them as…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 478

Minnesota Divorce Blog

Minnesota Divorce Blog

Covers divorce, alimony, and child support issues. By Mankato Family Law.

http://mankatofamilylaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 17

    What Does A Divorce Lawyer Do For You?

    What Does A Divorce Lawyer Do For You?
    What does a Divorce lawyer really do for you? I had an interesting conversation a few weeks ago with a good friend  who didn’t understand why people need divorce lawyers, he thought the whole system was pretty self-explanatory, you…
  • Apr 3

    Child Support & Minnesota Business Owner

    Child Support & Minnesota Business Owner
    Going Corporate With Child Support: Child support for Minnesota business owners Child support and corporate/business income are not likely to be high on anyone’s list of their favorite things to think about.  When you combine both…
  • Mar 31

    New vs. Old Divorce Lawyer

    New vs. Old Divorce Lawyer
    Does The Age Of My Divorce Lawyer Matter? So, you ‘re calling around trying to find the right divorce lawyer. Do you go with the brand new lawyer who is dirt cheap? The Mid-Career lawyer? or the old seasoned veteran who everyone knows…
Rank this Week: 496

Houston Divorce Lawyer Blog

Houston Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers the divorce process. By Ramos Law Firm.

http://www.ramosfamilylaw.com/houstondivorceblog/
  • Apr 16

    What is Divorce Mediation?

    What is Divorce Mediation?
    For many people, divorce is one the most stressful times in their lives. When a marriage ends, spouses experience a variety of feelings and sometimes act on those feelings in ways that hurt themselves and other people. One way that ……
  • Apr 14

    Family Law: 9 Common Misconception

    Family Law: 9 Common Misconception
    Divorce is a traumatic process for the individuals whose marriage is ending as well as their families and children. Because the process is messy, filled with emotions and incredibly stressful, there are many misconceptions surrounding…
  • Apr 12

    Divorce Mediation: Ramos Law Firm Debunks the Myth

    Divorce Mediation: Ramos Law Firm Debunks the Myth
    Divorce is an emotionally draining process. Much of this is by nature, as it’s hard for people to avoid feeling pain while ending their marriage. Some emotional pain, however, can be avoided, and mediation is a good way to do ……
Rank this Week: 593

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: 475

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: 601

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: 591

Family Law Topics

Family Law Topics

Covers family and divorce law. By Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP.

http://www.familylawtopics.com/
  • Mar 26

    Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin Separate in “Conscious Uncoupling”

    Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin Separate in “Conscious Uncoupling”
    Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin announced this week that they are ending their 11 year marriage. They termed their decision to separate as “conscious uncoupling.” While most people would just call it “divorce,” the…
  • Mar 25

    The Executive Divorce – 10 Strategies for Keeping It Private

    The Executive Divorce – 10 Strategies for Keeping It Private
    Executives, such as self-employed presidents of closely held companies, the C Suite (CEO, CFO, etc.), executive employees, officers, and directors, are charged with managing and directing other people in a company. These executives are…
  • Mar 24

    Eavesdropping in Illinois No Longer a Crime? That is Correct, For the Time Being.

    Eavesdropping in Illinois No Longer a Crime? That is Correct, For the Time Being.
    The Illinois Supreme Court just unanimously ruled the Illinois eavesdropping law unconstitutional. The law made it illegal to record any person, whether in public or private, unless they consented. Typically, the law was applied against…
Rank this Week: 725

A Child is Missing

A Child is Missing

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

http://joelbrandes.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 564

The Interplay Between Bankruptcy…

The Interplay Between Bankruptcy and Divorce Law in Virginia

Explores the effect of a bankruptcy on divorce and other family law matters in Virginia, as well as the effect of a divorce or other family law matter on a bankruptcy. By James H. Wilson, Jr.

http://bankruptcydivorceblawg.com
Rank this Week: 756

McLean County Divorce

McLean County Divorce

Covers Illinois family law. By Jon D. McLaughlin.

http://mcleancountydivorce.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 20

    Eavesdropping Statute

    Eavesdropping Statute
    People v. Clark and People v. Melongo Today, in two separate decisions, People v. Clark, 2014 IL 115776, andPeople v. Melongo, 2014 IL 114852, the Illinois Supreme Court considered the constitutionality of several…
  • Feb 14

    Federal Judge Grants Class Action

    Federal Judge Grants Class Action
    Federal Judge Grants Class Action 2/12/14 Federal Judge Grants Class Action for all Medicaid-Eligible Children Under the Age of 21 who have been Diagnosed with a Mental Health or Behavioral Disorder in the State of Illinois…
  • Feb 6

    Be Careful with Settlement Agreement

    Be Careful with Settlement Agreement
    Settling your Bloomington Illinois Divorce is almost always better than litigating. But, if you sign a Marital Settlement Agreement in Illinois, you had better be very careful as to what is, and is not, in that agreement, as this recent case…
Rank this Week: 718

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: 373

Nolo's Divorce, Custody, and…

Nolo's Divorce, Custody, and Family Law Blog

Covers divorce, chil support, child custody and mediation.

http://blog.nolo.com/divorce/
  • Mar 10

    Teen Sues Parents for Financial Support and Tuition

    Teen Sues Parents for Financial Support and Tuition
    Last week we saw a flurry of news reports regarding Rachel Canning’s lawsuit against her parents for child support and school tuition. Much of the media focus has been on Rachel’s “bad girl behavior,” rather than the…
  • Feb 11

    The DOJ Extends Federal Benefits to Same-Sex Spouse

    The DOJ Extends Federal Benefits to Same-Sex Spouse
    On Saturday, February 8, 2014, United States Attorney General Eric Holder announced that in an effort to implement the Supreme Court’s historic decision in United States v. Windsor, the Department of Justice (which includes all of…
  • Dec 30

    Same-Sex Marriage is Legal in Utah

    Same-Sex Marriage is Legal in Utah
    On Friday, December 20, 2013, U.S. District Judge Robert Shelby struck down Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage, saying it violates the equal protection rights of gay and lesbian couples. As news of the ruling broke, hundreds of same-sex…
Rank this Week: 460

Minnesota Divorce and Family Law…

Minnesota Divorce and Family Law Blog

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

http://divorcelawyermn.com/minnesota-divorce-blog/
  • Mar 5

    Same Sex Marriage and the Residence Requirement

    Same Sex Marriage and the Residence Requirement
    In order to have standing to proceed with a marriage dissolution in Minnesota, the petitioning party must have resided (or been domiciled) in Minnesota for at least 180 days.  When gay marriage was legalized in Minnesota, however, a new…
  • Jan 14

    Divorce Corp. Review

    Divorce Corp. Review
    The point of going to see a documentary at a movie theatre is to blend entertainment with getting some insight into the documentary’s topic, right?  Divorce Corp. is neither entertaining nor insightful.  But it probably is not…
  • Jan 14

    Child-Inclusive Mediation

    Child-Inclusive Mediation
    As an attorney, I have been involved in countless parenting disputes, mediations and evaluations in which the issue of a child’s preference is considered, or ruled out, as a factor.  The Minnesota custody statute sets forth the…
Rank this Week: 770

GTH Estate Planning Blog

GTH Estate Planning Blog

Covers Washington estate planning and family law issues. By Gordon Thomas Honeywell.

http://www.gthestateplanning.com/
  • Feb 13

    We have common-law marriage, right?

    We have common-law marriage, right?
    People tend to throw around the term "common-law marriage" to refer to couples who have lived together for a long time. The implication is that by living together, without getting the legal document, the spouses have acquired some rights in…
  • Feb 6

    Update your beneficiary designation

    Update your beneficiary designation
    When you get a new job, you have to fill out a lot of forms. There are a lot of choices to make. Often, one of those is picking a beneficiary designation for your 401(k). Or perhaps years ago you started a retirement account with a lovely…
  • Jan 30

    Estate planning in your 20s and 30

    Estate planning in your 20s and 30
    Most people in their first few decades don't have any estate planning done, and certainly don't have it at the top of their to-do list. But there are good reasons a person in their 20s or 30s should consider putting their intentions in…
Rank this Week: 498

Orange County Criminal Attorneys…

Orange County Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers criminal justice, family law and Orange County DWI news. By Lauren Johnson, Attorney At Law

http://www.orangecountycriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Dec 23

    The Dos and Don'ts of Medical Marijuana Cultivation in California

    The Dos and Don'ts of Medical Marijuana Cultivation in California
    Despite the legalization of growing medical marijuana in California in 1996, it still remains illegal under federal law to grow, sell, or use the drug. Those who do grow within the state's regulations do not usually find any problems with the…
  • Dec 16

    Four Arrested for the Alleged Kidnapping and Torture of Medical Marijuana Proprietor

    Four Arrested for the Alleged Kidnapping and Torture of Medical Marijuana Proprietor
    Last week, four people were charged for their involvement in an alleged kidnapping that ended with a man's penis being cut off. According to a report by the NY Daily News, one of the group members had conducted business with a medical…
  • Dec 9

    Police Seize 107 lbs of Methamphetamine in Southern California Drug Bust

    Police Seize 107 lbs of Methamphetamine in Southern California Drug Bust
    After an investigation that lasted over a month, investigators arrested four men who are suspected to belong to a Southern California drug trafficking ring. The men, who are alleged to have imported cocaine, heroin, and other drugs to the…
Rank this Week: 798

DIY Divorce in Florida

DIY Divorce in Florida

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

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

    Alimony Reform

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

    Florida Financial Affidavit - To File or Not to File?

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

    What Does a Remand Mean in Your Divorce Case?

    What Does a Remand Mean in Your Divorce Case?
    If you are one of the lucky ones and succeed in your appeal, the appeallate court may "remand" your DIY divorce case to the trial...
Rank this Week: 583

Maryland Divorce Attorney Blog

Maryland Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers Maryland marital property, child support and child custody issues. By Robert Flanagan.

http://www.marylanddivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 3

    Extraordinary Spousal Claims in Divorce Case

    Extraordinary Spousal Claims in Divorce Case
    In a Maryland Divorce case, there are some types of claims that may be raised in addition to the complaint for Divorce and requests for relief typically related to divorce cases. A recently published opinion involving a bigamous husband…
  • Oct 20

    In Banc Review: An Alternative Tool for Disappointed Maryland Family Law Litigant

    In Banc Review: An Alternative Tool for Disappointed Maryland Family Law Litigant
    As a Maryland Divorce lawyer who is often approached by potential clients dissatisfied with trial court decisions in a variety of family law disputes, a recent opinion by the Court of Special Appeals that analyzes the constitutional right to…
  • Oct 15

    International Aspects of Maryland Child Support

    International Aspects of Maryland Child Support
    If you are involved in a child support case that is international in nature, searching for a Family Law attorney in the Maryland counties of Howard, Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Montgomery Counties can be a challenge. You want an attorney with…
Rank this Week: 628

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: 747

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
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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: 669

Maryland Family Law

Maryland Family Law

Provides general information and commentary on child custody, support, divorce and separation, and visitation. By Heather Sunderman.

http://mdfamilylaw.typepad.com/sunderman/
  • Apr 23

    Women better off as single parents?

    Women better off as single parents?
    It's no secret that the rate of marriage has declined, and more children are born to unmarried parents. Are women better off raising children alone? Two law professors conclude that for working class women, that may be the case. The...
  • Mar 28

    How Bankruptcy and Divorce May Intersect

    How Bankruptcy and Divorce May Intersect
    If you're separated and considering divorce, or are already in the divorce process, then it's essential to understand all of the variables which are at play. Financial concerns are of course of key importance to any divorce. From there,…
  • Mar 13

    Guardianships in Maryland

    Guardianships in Maryland
    In Maryland, a guardianship may be necessary if a minor's parents are not willing or able to care for a child. This could be due to drug or alcohol issues, military obligations, or the death or illness of a parent....
Rank this Week: 2280

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Apr 23

    Mediators Are not the Same as Judge

    Mediators Are not the Same as Judge
    Are you considering divorce mediation? If so, it is important to know how the mediation process works. With mediation, you will hire a professional mediator that will meet with you and your spouse together. The goal of the meeting(s) is to…
  • Apr 22

    Famous Actor Hit with Divorce

    Famous Actor Hit with Divorce
    The Scandal star, Columbus Short, is facing a divorce after his estranged wife filed for one recently, and issued a temporary restraining order against the actor. According to the Los Angeles Times, the celebrity's wife filed for a split last…
  • Apr 21

    Married Couples, Small Businesses and Divorce

    Married Couples, Small Businesses and Divorce
    The Census Bureau reports that married couples in America own 3.7 million small businesses. The difficulty in businesses owned by spouses is that when the marriage falls apart, the company may deteriorate as well. That is why it is important…
Rank this Week: 3893

NJ Family Legal Blog

NJ Family Legal Blog

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

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

    PALIMONY CASE, MAEKER V. ROSS, BEING ARGUED IN NJ SUPREME COURT ON 5/5/14

    PALIMONY CASE, MAEKER V. ROSS, BEING ARGUED IN NJ SUPREME COURT ON 5/5/14
    Regular readers of this blog know that we were the winning attorneys in the Appellate Division in the landmark palimony case, Maeker v. Ross, as we previously blogged on that decision.  As many of you know, the New Jersey Supreme Court…
  • Apr 23

    APPELLATE DIVISION ADDRESSES EMANCIPATION FOR A CHILD IN COLLEGE

    APPELLATE DIVISION ADDRESSES EMANCIPATION FOR A CHILD IN COLLEGE
    Emancipation of a college student – when does it happen?  When should it happen?  In the wake of the Rachel Canning matter, emancipation is a hot button topic in New Jersey.  Generally, the law provides that a child is…
  • Apr 23

    “EGREGIOUS FAULT” AND ALIMONY – CLARK REVISITED

    “EGREGIOUS FAULT” AND ALIMONY – CLARK REVISITED
    In 2012, I blogged on the reported Clark v. Clark decision, in a post entitled, “Finally A Case On”Egregious Fault As It Relates to an Award of Alimony.” (Photo courtesy of free google images) In this case, the husband…
Rank this Week: 1357

The Dallas Divorce Blog

The Dallas Divorce Blog

Unravels the tangled world of Divorce and Family Law in Texas. By Chris Schmiedeke.

http://chrislawyerblog.com
  • Apr 23

    Agreed Divorce – Flat fee vs. Forms Pros and Con

    Agreed Divorce – Flat fee vs. Forms Pros and Con
    In my previous post in this series we discussed what exactly an agreed or uncontested divorce is.  While I specifically write about Texas issues, I suppose many of these ideas are similar around the country. This post is written assuming…
  • Apr 1

    Standard Visitation in Texas for April

    Standard Visitation in Texas for April
    This month is April…what do we have on tap for Texas standard visitation? Weekends Your standard possession weekends for April are Friday, April 4, 2014 (1st Friday) and Friday, April 18, 2014 (3rd Friday).  Remember from…
  • Mar 12

    Uncontested Divorce – What is it?

    Uncontested Divorce – What is it?
    In my previous post we have discussed the basics of an uncontested divorce in Texas, and the Texas divorce forms that are typically used. But what exactly is an uncontested divorce in Texas?  An uncontested divorce in Texas means that…
Rank this Week: 4761

Dallas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Dallas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Texas family law issues. By Guest & Gray.

http://www.dallasdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    The Judge Did Not Divide the Assets Fairly in My Divorce, Can I Appeal?

    The Judge Did Not Divide the Assets Fairly in My Divorce, Can I Appeal?
    You have just finished a long bench trial in your divorce and you do not feel that the trial court was correct in its division of your assets and liabilities.  In fact, you feel that the judge was completely wrong and you got the short…
  • Apr 22

    Enforcement of Property Division: Can You Get Jail Time?

    Enforcement of Property Division: Can You Get Jail Time?
    You have a final decree of divorce and you were either ordered to surrender a certain asset to your ex-spouse and you have not or you are the ex-spouse who is the recipient of the asset and have not received it yet.  Regardless of which…
  • Apr 11

    Kaufman County Divorce Court

    Kaufman County Divorce Court
    There are several courts within Kaufman County, but only two of them hear divorce, custody, Child Protective Service (CPS), and IV-D or Attorney General cases.  If you file for divorce or custody in Kaufman County, the case would be…
Rank this Week: 2956

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

Covers adoption, family law, surrogacy and mediation. By Harden Jackson LLC.

http://www.indianafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    Press Release - Attorney Michele Jackson Honored with "Young Entrepreneur Award"

    Press Release - Attorney Michele Jackson Honored with "Young Entrepreneur Award"
    CARMEL, IN - April 22, 2014 - Founding Partner and Attorney Michele L. Jackson has been selected to receive the "Young Entrepreneur Award" from the Madame Walker Theatre Center at the 9th Annual Spirit Awards Gala. "It truly is an honor to…
  • Apr 22

    National Infertility Awareness Week - RESOLVE to know more

    National Infertility Awareness Week - RESOLVE to know more
    National Infertility Awareness Week® (NIAW) is a movement that began in 1989. The goal of NIAW is to raise awareness about the disease of infertility and encourage the public to understand their reproductive health. RESOLVE: The National…
  • Apr 3

    What happens to your frozen embryos? Inheritance and Will

    What happens to your frozen embryos? Inheritance and Will
    An important issue surrounding frozen embryos has recently emerged into spotlight: What happens when parents die and leave no will or instructions for the fertility clinic regarding the disposition of their frozen embryos? A Master in…
Rank this Week: 3465

Defero Law

Defero Law

Community of UK legal bloggers.

http://www.deferolaw.com/profiles/blog/list
  • Apr 23

    Could bedroom tax be one step to far?

    Could bedroom tax be one step to far?
    In recent months the Government decided to introduce the so called ‘bedroom tax’ policy, this policy is designed to free up any under occupied homes allowing bigger families to replace previous tenants. This is all based upon how…
  • Apr 23

    Are first time buyers being forced out?

    Are first time buyers being forced out?
    Although recent news has suggested that the overall number of first time buyers has dramatically increased bringing new values to the market, other news suggested otherwise. It has been said that many new property owners trying to get onto…
  • Apr 22

    Dismissing a whistle blower fairly

    Dismissing a whistle blower fairly
    Was it fair to dismiss a whistle blowing employee, a police officer, who was making disclosures regarding his colleagues' treatment of victims? Yes, where the employee's behaviour in raising the disclosures - rather than the disclosures…
Rank this Week: 1740

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
  • Apr 23

    Can Grandma Still Drive?

    Can Grandma Still Drive?
    One of the most difficult concepts to accept for those with some form of “incapacity” is a restriction on their ability to drive. And taking away the car keys from someone else is one of the hardest things to do. Here’s an…
  • Apr 21

    Sometimes You’re Legally Right and Legally Wrong

    Sometimes You’re Legally Right and Legally Wrong
    The following is a guest blog by Alan M. Goldberg of the Law Office of Alan Goldberg. Alan’s practice includes Appeals, Civil Trials, and Family Law. You can follow Alan on Twitter @AlanMGoldberg. The law can have some seemingly unfair…
  • Apr 18

    Refreshing Recollection in Court

    Refreshing Recollection in Court
    It’s common for witnesses forget facts while testifying—often due to nerves and sometimes due to selective memory. The good news is that you can use almost any item to refresh a witness’s recollection. A common way to…
Rank this Week: 1704

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

Covers family law in South Carolina.

http://www.scfamilylaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 23

    Can You Share a Lawyer During a South Carolina Divorce?

    Can You Share a Lawyer During a South Carolina Divorce?
    One of the most common misperceptions people have is that they can share a family law attorney during a divorce. The thought is usually that if you are getting along well enough with your spouse and perhaps have peacefully resolved your…
  • Apr 22

    Do Twitter and Facebook Lead to Divorce?

    Do Twitter and Facebook Lead to Divorce?
    Social media use is rampant, with 57% of all American adults using Facebook (with 64% of Facebook users visiting on a daily basis) and 18% of online adults using Twitter (with 46% of those using it daily).  Bloomberg…
  • Apr 21

    How to Avoid Fighting Over Personal Property in Divorce

    How to Avoid Fighting Over Personal Property in Divorce
    A recent acrimonious gay celebrity divorce case is garnering headlines involving former Olympic medalist Johnny Weir and his husband, Victor Voronov. Since filing for divorce a little over a month ago, the two have engaged in a public war of…
Rank this Week: 1878

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Apr 23

    Visions of the future...

    Visions of the future...
    Law students to be drafted in to help resolve divorce cases in shake-up of family justice system - Daily Mail, 22nd April 2014.
  • Apr 22

    You've read the press release, now here's the video...

    You've read the press release, now here's the video...
    Following hot on the heels of their press release, the Ministry of Justice has published this video today, to coincide with the family justice reforms. The video is entitled 'Family mediation', although much of it is actually about the 26…
  • 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.…
Rank this Week: 2371

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois divorce law. From Michael Roe.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Kane County Divorce Lawyer: Difficulties for Men in Divorce

    Kane County Divorce Lawyer: Difficulties for Men in Divorce
    From Michael Roe: every so often I will post an interesting commentary on divorce issues here at Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog. I'm not convinced that men have a necessarily worse time adjusting to divorce; I see in my female clients...
  • Mar 22

    Kane County Divorce Lawyer: The Impact of Parental Alienation on Children

    Kane County Divorce Lawyer: The Impact of Parental Alienation on Children
    The Impact of Parental Alienation on Children Every child has a fundamental need for love and protection. Published on April 25, 2013 by Edward Kruk, Ph.D. in Co-Parenting After Divorce I offer the first installment of a three-part series…
  • Feb 22

    Kane County Divorce: One Story of Parental Alienation

    Kane County Divorce: One Story of Parental Alienation
    Actor Jason Patric discusses his custody case with the mother of his child, conceived through in vitro fertilization. Patric had an ongoing relationship with the child's mother, and acted as a Dad to the child after it was born. Due...
Rank this Week: 2255