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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/
  • Mar 26

    Same-sex legal groundbreaker case in South Carolina

    Same-sex legal groundbreaker case in South Carolina
    From The Herald: Debra Parks wanted to be treated the same as anybody else by the courts. At 62, she’s disabled, and split from her partner of almost four decades. She filed a lawsuit because she wanted her relationship, which...
  • Mar 25

    Judges Issues Tri-Custody Agreement

    Judges Issues Tri-Custody Agreement
    From CNN: An unconventional family produced a child before becoming tangled in a lengthy custody battle that ended last week when a New York judge awarded shared custody of the boy to his dad and two mothers. The boy in...
  • Mar 24

    Duterte Opposes Gay Marriage in Philippines, Reversing Campaign Pledge

    Duterte Opposes Gay Marriage in Philippines, Reversing Campaign Pledge
    From The New York Times: The Philippines will not legalize same-sex marriage anytime soon, President Rodrigo Duterte has said, reversing a campaign promise in which he pledged to support legislation to allow gay unions. Mr. Duterte stressed…
Rank this Week: 31

Australian Divorce Blog

Australian Divorce Blog

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

http://australiandivorce.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 21

    The danger of relying on your valuation expert in the Family Court

    The danger of relying on your valuation expert in the Family Court
    Going to court to argue the value of the family company can be a risky affair, as a recent Family Court case illustrates. In the case, called Riley and Riley, all property settlement issues between the husband and wife were settled save one:…
  • Mar 18

    Preparing for a family report in the Family Law Court

    Preparing for a family report in the Family Law Court
    When parents continue to disagree about what happens with their children, the road too often leads to the Family Law Courts. When the dispute gets there, the parties will either organise or a judge will order that they see a family report…
  • Mar 15

    High Court gives special leave in duress prenup case

    High Court gives special leave in duress prenup case
    Recently I blogged about how the Full Court of the Family Court said that a wife to be who had signed a pre-nup just before they married, and a financial agreement just after, which were amongst the worst her lawyer had ever seen, was not…
Rank this Week: 97

All Family Law Group, P.A.

All Family Law Group, P.A.

Covers divorce, family law and bankruptcy.

http://www.familymaritallaw.blogspot.com
  • Mar 8

    Dealing with a Spouse Who Is Intentionally Hiding or Squandering Marital Assets Pending Divorce

    Dealing with a Spouse Who Is Intentionally Hiding or Squandering Marital Assets Pending Divorce
    Married couples spend years building up assets in the hope of gaining financial stability for their family, and this effort often requires many sacrifices to produce the desired results. Consequently, if a couple later divorces, dividing…
  • Mar 6

    Mental Incapacity: The Lesser Known Basis for Divorce

    Mental Incapacity: The Lesser Known Basis for Divorce
    Marriage requires compromise and acceptance of difficult situations if a couple wants it to last, and such sacrifice tends to increase as spouses age. People generally recognize that a spouse will change both physically and psychologically…
  • Mar 1

    Can You Keep the Details of a Divorce Private?

    Can You Keep the Details of a Divorce Private?
    Divorce can leave the participants feeling emotionally and financially vulnerable. These reactions make sense in light of the dramatic changes divorce triggers within a relatively short-period of time – change in residence, change in…
Rank this Week: 193

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: 147

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

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

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

    What’s so primo about primacy?

    What’s so primo about primacy?
    Folks will often contact my office with a desire to file a divorce or custody case immediately, “before the other side does.” Sometimes there is a need for speed: conditions within the marriage have made continued cohabitation…
  • Mar 23

    Should student loan payments be a factor in setting child support?

    Should student loan payments be a factor in setting child support?
    It has always struck me as fundamentally unfair that student loan payments–especially interest on those payments–are not deductible from income for income tax purposes. Borrow $200,000 for business equipment and there’s no…
  • Mar 20

    Changes in the non-custodial parent’s income have a much bigger impact on child support than changes in the custodial parent’s income

    Changes in the non-custodial parent’s income have a much bigger impact on child support than changes in the custodial parent’s income
    Child support can be modified based upon a substantial change of circumstances. Common circumstances that justify a child support modification are when work-related child care expenses drop (typically when the child starts kindergarten or is…
Rank this Week: 4117

Arizona Law Group Family Law Blog

Arizona Law Group Family Law Blog

Attorney Scott David Stewart answers questions and covers a variety of family law related topics.

http://www.arizonalawgroup.com/blog/
  • Mar 26

    Reflections on What Makes a Marriage Work

    Reflections on What Makes a Marriage Work
    In our March family law newsletter, we offer some special insight into marriage and what makes the legal team at Stewart Law Group tick. Take Read More The post Reflections on What Makes a Marriage Work appeared first on Stewart Law Group.
  • Feb 10

    LLC Operating Agreement with Arbitration Was Postnuptial Agreement

    LLC Operating Agreement with Arbitration Was Postnuptial Agreement
    In this consolidated divorce action, an LLC operating agreement with an arbitration provision was found to be a postnuptial agreement affecting a spouse’s separate property. Read More The post LLC Operating Agreement with Arbitration…
  • Jan 31

    Mother’s Moving Away Did Not Invoke Arizona Relocation Law

    Mother’s Moving Away Did Not Invoke Arizona Relocation Law
    Father’s objection to mother’s relocation was rejected because her first move from Phoenix to Payson, Arizona, was court-approved and her current move from Payson to Read More The post Mother’s Moving Away Did Not Invoke…
Rank this Week: 1511

Long Island Family Law and…

Long Island Family Law and Mediation Blog

Covers family law and mediation. By Law and Mediation Office of Darren M. Shapiro, P.C.

http://www.longislandfamilylawandmediation.com/
  • Mar 25

    There are many considerations a court has…

    There are many considerations a court has to make when it comes to child custody cases. Though, ultimately, the court must put the best interests of the child first when it comes to dictating who should be given parenting or visitation…
  • Mar 18

    When Should There Be Child Support Beyond the Initial Cap in New York?

    When Should There Be Child Support Beyond the Initial Cap in New York?
    In any divorce or child support case that involves children identified as minors, it’s crucial to determine how much support needs to be provided to give those children an on-going, and undisrupted lifestyle following a divorce or…
  • Mar 11

    Can a New York Divorce Court Order the Mortgage to be Paid while a Divorce is Pending Pendente Lite?

    Can a New York Divorce Court Order the Mortgage to be Paid while a Divorce is Pending Pendente Lite?
    A divorce is a complicated process that requires the partners involved to answer a lot of crucial questions about their future – from who is going to have custody of the children, to who will pay or receive payments to or from the other…
Rank this Week: 2367

Family Diplomacy: A Collaborative…

Family Diplomacy: A Collaborative Law Firm

Covers collaborative divorce, family law, and mediation. By Adam B. Cordover.

http://FamilyDiplomacy.com/blog
  • Mar 25

    Advanced Collaborative Training: Cutting Edge Collaborative Practices (Erie, PA)

    Advanced Collaborative Training: Cutting Edge Collaborative Practices (Erie, PA)
    Cutting Edge Collaborative Practices “Sharpening Your Skills From Initial Consult to Case Debrief”  May 4 and May 5, 2017 | 9am – 4pm | Erie, PA   About There are communities around the world in which Collaborative…
  • Mar 22

    Trans Name Change in Tampa Bay

    Trans Name Change in Tampa Bay
    Do you want your legal identity to match who you are?  At Family Diplomacy, we have been a cutting edge law firm serving the needs of LGBT clients.  We can help you apply for a change of your legal name and gender marker to sync…
  • Mar 20

    High Net Worth Divorce in Tampa Bay

    High Net Worth Divorce in Tampa Bay
    As a professional, executive, politician, sports figure, or otherwise high profile individual in Tampa Bay, you have a bigger incentive than most to keep your high net worth divorce amicable and private.  You do not need your dirty…
Rank this Week: 1871

New Jersey Divorce and Family…

New Jersey Divorce and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers family and divorce law. By The Law Office of James P. Yudes, P.C.

http://www.newjerseydivorcelawyer-blog.com/
  • Mar 24

    Social Security Retirement Benefits Post-Divorce

    Social Security Retirement Benefits Post-Divorce
    There are some points where federal law intersects with or affects the economic consequences of pending or finalized divorces. Recently one of those point of intersection was the topic of conversation of a prospective client. Her…
  • Mar 17

    What if I Need to Set Aside a Judgment of Divorce?

    What if I Need to Set Aside a Judgment of Divorce?
    Going through a divorce can be time consuming, expensive, and emotionally draining, among many other things. For this reason and more, many people try to rush the process and enter into an ill advised settlement agreement  on their…
  • Mar 16

    The Violence Against Women Act and Remedies to Undocumented Immigrants Victimized by Domestic Violence

    The Violence Against Women Act and Remedies to Undocumented Immigrants Victimized by Domestic Violence
    The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), 42 U.S.C. § 13701 et seq., is a United States federal law that was originally passed in 1994 and was reauthorized in 2013 in which the spouses and children and parents of United States…
Rank this Week: 2616

Domestic Diversions

Domestic Diversions

Covers relationships, families and family law.

http://domesticdiversions.com
  • Mar 24

    Leah Juliett marches on: It can’t be “revenge” when you did nothing wrong

    Leah Juliett marches on: It can’t be “revenge” when you did nothing wrong
    The amazing Leah Juliett slams “revenge porn” with her survivor poem, The Artist. She’s the New York performer-poet leading efforts to combat predatory discrimination and to promote cyber civil rights. CNN recently…
  • Mar 12

    Parenting in 10 words or less: thought-provoking compassion

    Parenting in 10 words or less: thought-provoking compassion
    Love & Logic posts as a handy refresher its one liners for getting children to think and to stop arguments. Jim Fay’s reference list includes these 5 favorites (excerpt): “Probably so.” “I bet it feels that…
  • Feb 23

    Extracting lies, with a little help from your mother

    Extracting lies, with a little help from your mother
    Craig Gray, a truly brilliant Renaissance man (and Grand Rapids’ own Krav Maga master), posted an effective tip from his PeaceWalker Program. “The Lie Detector” was inspired by the look given by a mother, and you too can use…
Rank this Week: 500

New York Divorce Attorney Blog

New York Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By Ingrid Gherman.

http://www.newyorkdivorceattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1392

The Blog About All Things Family

The Blog About All Things Family

Discusses family law issues including divorce, child support, child custody, order enforcements, and adoptions. By Welsh Law, PLLC.

http://welsh-lawfirm.com/blog/
  • Mar 24

    Co-Parenting and Juggling Visitation

    Co-Parenting and Juggling Visitation
    This post will be very short today because I just cannot say it better than the article below says it. When you are dealing with a visitation schedule because your children live in two homes, think about what you say and do and how it affects…
  • Mar 23

    Common Law Same-Sex Marriage Before June 26, 2015?

    Common Law Same-Sex Marriage Before June 26, 2015?
    So in the legal community it is still being debated as to whether common law same-sex marriage exists before the famous Obergefell decision on June 26, 2015 that required states to permit same-sex marriage. Just recently a South…
  • Mar 22

    Divorce? Where Do I Start?

    Divorce? Where Do I Start?
    So you are contemplating divorce. You’ve read my blog. You’ve read other websites. You’ve talked to friends and family. Maybe you’ve even met with an attorney but still you do not know where to start. Hopefully this…
Rank this Week: 1474

International Family Law

International Family Law

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

http://www.internationalfamilylawfirm.com/
  • Mar 24

    Jamaica's Accession to the Hague Abduction Convention

    Jamaica's Accession to the Hague Abduction Convention
    Jeremy D. MorleyOn 24 February 2017, Jamaica deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. Jamaica is the 97th Contracting State to the Convention. The Convention…
  • Mar 23

    The Hague Abduction Convention and International Child Relocation

    The Hague Abduction Convention and International Child Relocation
    by Jeremy D. Morleywww.international-divorce.comThe Hague Convention has a role to play in international child relocation cases and in cases concerning international child visitation and travel. That role will on occasion be of great…
  • Mar 16

    Abducted Child Returned from Taiwan

    Abducted Child Returned from Taiwan
    We are delighted that we helped to secure the return to California this week of a child who had been abducted to Taiwan.Taiwan is not a party to the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction and the Taiwanese judicial system would…
Rank this Week: 602

Texas Family Lawyers

Texas Family Lawyers

Covers family law topics. By Holmes, Diggs & Eames, P.L.L.C.

http://texasfamilylawyers.wordpress.com/
  • Mar 24

    Penny wise…

    Penny wise…
    Many people try to take the ‘cheap’ option in life, looking at the immediate effects, and fail to recognize the expensive long-term costs those decisions have. This happens in litigation all the time, especially with trying to…
  • Mar 1

    You Can Only Make the OAG do so Much…

    You Can Only Make the OAG do so Much…
    Recently , the Fourteenth Court of Appeals confirmed limits on what you can force the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) to do. In in-re-h-g-j  No. 14-15-00551-CV, 2016 WL 6561468 (Tex. App.–Houston [14th Dist.] 2016, no pet. h.)…
  • Aug 20

    Common Law Marriage -Very Hard to Prove in Texa

    Common Law Marriage -Very Hard to Prove in Texa
    What is a ‘common law’ marriage? Most people believe it is when two people live together as a couple for some amount of time. Two years is a common time-frame stated. But Texas has a specific three-pronged test. Under Texas law,…
Rank this Week: 2849

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.indianafamilylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3502

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
  • Mar 24

    Would an “Insured” by Any Other Name Be as Covered?

    Would an “Insured” by Any Other Name Be as Covered?
    Automobile liability policies provide coverage both to “named insureds” and “insureds.” Do you understand the coverage consequences of this distinction? When representing an insured in a car accident case, you need to…
  • Mar 22

    Deadlines for Motions to Compel

    Deadlines for Motions to Compel
    The timing of a motion to compel depends largely on whether responses have been served. Here’s a review of the timing in common situations and a handy chart with the time limits. If no responses served. If the responding party fails to…
  • Mar 20

    Yes, California Employers, It Really Is Time to Update Your NDA

    Yes, California Employers, It Really Is Time to Update Your NDA
    The following is a guest blog post by Tyler M. Paetkau, Hartnett, Smith & Paetkau, Redwood City, CA. Tyler represents employers in all aspects of employment and labor law, including counseling and litigation regarding trade secrets and…
Rank this Week: 2094

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
Rank this Week: 368

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Covers developments in Tennessee family law.

http://herstontennesseefamilylaw.com/
  • Mar 24

    Photo of the Week: Grey Tree Froglet

    Photo of the Week: Grey Tree Froglet
    Information provided by K.O. Herston: Knoxville, Tennessee Divorce and Family-Law Attorney.Filed under: Photography Tagged: Photography
  • Mar 22

    Divorce Rate in U.S. Drops to Nearly 40-Year Low

    Divorce Rate in U.S. Drops to Nearly 40-Year Low
    This article by Abigail Abrams in Time Magazine may be of interest. Divorce Rate in U.S. Drops to Nearly 40-Year Low The U.S. divorce rate dropped for the third year in a row, reaching its lowest point in nearly 40 years, according to data…
  • Mar 20

    Supervised Visitation Reversed in Memphis, TN Parenting Plan Modification: Allen v. Allen

    Supervised Visitation Reversed in Memphis, TN Parenting Plan Modification: Allen v. Allen
    Facts: Mother and Father are the divorced parents of two children aged 13 and 12. Their agreed parenting plan at the time of divorce designated Father as the primary residential parent and awarded Mother 160 days of parenting time. Five years…
Rank this Week: 3688

Williams Law Group Blog

Williams Law Group Blog

Covers New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency issues.

http://newjerseydyfsdefense.com/blog
  • Mar 24

    Parents and Substance Abuse: What CPS Can Require You to Do

    Parents and Substance Abuse: What CPS Can Require You to Do
    When a parent’s substance abuse is identified as one of the factors that contributed to the abuse or neglect, the DCP&P and/or the court can require the parent to complete certain steps.
  • Mar 23

    Fighting False Allegations of Abuse: Where to Start

    Fighting False Allegations of Abuse: Where to Start
    As a parent, nothing is more traumatic than being accused of harming your child. Finding yourself in this position is heartbreaking.
  • Mar 22

    The Basics of Custody Neutral Assessment

    The Basics of Custody Neutral Assessment
    Custody neutral assessments do not result in a definite custody recommendation to the court. Rather, the objective is to simply identify and review the major issues the parents are struggling with.
Rank this Week: 1566

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/
  • Mar 23

    Court Hears Complicated Adoption Case

    Court Hears Complicated Adoption Case
    This private placement adoption action presents a number of intertwined legal issues that highlight the shortcomings of the private placement adoption statutes in New York State. The infant who is the subject of the case has now been in the…
  • Mar 19

    Ostrower v Ostrower

    Ostrower v Ostrower
    2017 Slip Op. 01705 Decision This is an appeal for parts of the judgment of divorce from Nassau County Superior Court. The decision failed to award maintenance fees to the plaintiff, but did award the plaintiff’s counsel the amount of…
  • Mar 13

    Court Rules on a Sister State Divorce Judgment

    Court Rules on a Sister State Divorce Judgment
    This case involves the enforcement of a sister-state divorce judgment, with respect to arrears in alimony and support payments, pursuant to the ‘Uniform Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Act’ (article 54 of the CPLR) brought before…
Rank this Week: 1000

HeyAnnette

HeyAnnette

Covers Arizona family law. By Annette T. Burns.

http://heyannette.com/blog/
  • Mar 23

    Safe Haven Counseling: An Overview, Part I

    Safe Haven Counseling: An Overview, Part I
    What is safe haven counseling?  Sometimes, it’s called “safe harbor counseling”, and these are the same thing.     I have no idea how a harbor differs from a haven, and in this context, it doesn’t…
  • Jan 26

    Children and Social Media – An Ongoing Concern

    Children and Social Media – An Ongoing Concern
    As Sherry Turkey pointed out in her great book Alone Together (2011), “We expect more from technology and less from each other.”  Unfortunately, this applies to parenting as well. What parent hasn’t relied on an iPad or…
  • Dec 22

    Civil Rules Changes Affect Family Law Rule

    Civil Rules Changes Affect Family Law Rule
    The Arizona Civil Rules of Procedure change on January 1, 2017, and some of the changes affect family law work.    Even if some Civil changes don’t affect family work immediately, those changes are likely to affect the…
Rank this Week: 3308

Pennsylvania Family Law

Pennsylvania Family Law

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

http://pafamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Mar 23

    Custodial Ménage A Trio

    Custodial Ménage A Trio
    This week we see a new case from a trial court on Long Island, which held that folks who adopt an open marriage that produces children might find the custody courtroom doors open when parts of the relationship have closed. Follow along…
  • Mar 3

    Calculating Value Increase in Real Estate During Marriage – The Debt Reduction Side

    Calculating Value Increase in Real Estate During Marriage – The Debt Reduction Side
    Hopefully all of us know that Pennsylvania is an “increase in value state” meaning that under Section 3501(a) of the Divorce Code, the increase in value of non-marital assets during marriage (to final separation) is a marital…
  • Feb 17

    The Custody Case Where Everything Went Wrong.

    The Custody Case Where Everything Went Wrong.
    Last Fall brought us a decision from the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania holding that a grandparent did not have standing to terminate a Father’s parental rights incident to an adoption. Last week brought us a Superior Court case in which…
Rank this Week: 789

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

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

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Mar 23

    To Appeal, or not to Appeal – That is the question after you receive your property reassessment.

    To Appeal, or not to Appeal – That is the question after you receive your property reassessment.
    By now, all property owners have had some time to stew over the preliminary reassessments they have received.  You’ve read our recent post on the Lancaster County property reassessment, searched Google for more information and…
  • Mar 22

    Legal Considerations of Doing Business at Home

    Legal Considerations of Doing Business at Home
    One of my coworkers (thanks Taylor!) recently shared an interesting article with me: YouTubers Face Fines, Possible Eviction For Making Videos From Their Home. Since I often help clients start new business ventures, many of whom begin…
  • Mar 17

    Legal Documents and Avoiding Costly Mistake

    Legal Documents and Avoiding Costly Mistake
    Confession: my introduction to the legal profession started at a relatively young age, reading the popular novels by John Grisham. Of course, just like the Hollywood depictions of legal practice, Grisham’s books didn’t exactly…
Rank this Week: 4971

Colorado Springs Divorce Attorney…

Colorado Springs Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers divorce, military divorce, child custody and legal separation in Colorado. By Gasper Law Group.

http://www.coloradospringsdivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • Mar 23

    Divorce – Just Another Statistic?

    Divorce – Just Another Statistic?
    By Staff Attorney The Gasper Law Group, PLLC You’ve no doubt heard that 50% of all marriages end in divorce.  That statistic in and of itself is discouraging.  However, it is true or just a myth?  Is this divorce…
  • Mar 10

    In A Colorado Divorce, Who Gets the Pets?

    In A Colorado Divorce, Who Gets the Pets?
    By Staff Attorney The Gasper Law Group, PLLC (“Fagan” – Grand Champion Irish Red & White Setter of “Truly Red & Whites”) Pets: Are they family members or property? Surely there aren’t folks who…
  • Mar 10

    Criminal Defense – After The Arrest: Getting Out Of Jail

    Criminal Defense – After The Arrest: Getting Out Of Jail
    By Staff Attorney The Gasper Law Group, PLLC Maybe you drank too much. Maybe you punched too much. Whatever the case, you’ve been arrested. So what happens next? Depending on when you are arrested, you might have a chance to... The post…
Rank this Week: 3974

Our Family Wizard Blog

Our Family Wizard Blog

Focuses on ideas that could reduce conflict, improve communication, protect children and help move families forward.

http://www.ourfamilywizard.com/ofw/index.cfm/blog/
  • Mar 23

    Understanding Child Custody Law

    Understanding Child Custody Law
    Understanding Child Custody Laws For parents who decide to separate or divorce, just thinking about child custody laws can feel sad or even disheartening. Stories about heated custody battles in the courtroom are daunting to hear, but the…
  • Mar 21

    Interview with Dr. Karyl McBride, Ph.D., LMFT

    Interview with Dr. Karyl McBride, Ph.D., LMFT
    Interview with Dr. Karyl McBride, Ph.D., LMFT A painful divorce is hard on any family, but particular circumstances can make this situation even more challenging. Raising children with a narcissist can make co-parenting difficult and even put…
  • Mar 16

    What Makes A Divorce So Expensive?

    What Makes A Divorce So Expensive?
    Language English What Makes A Divorce So Expensive?Thu, 03/16/2017 - 16:25 Many people share the impression that getting divorced will come with an enormous price tag. While there are likely to be some costs involved, you don't necessarily…
Rank this Week: 4797

Fort Lauderdale Divorce Lawyer…

Fort Lauderdale Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, custody, and child support. By Sandy T. Fox, P.A.

http://www.fortlauderdaledivorcelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4473

North Carolina Divorce Lawyers…

North Carolina Divorce Lawyers Blog

Covers family law. By Woodruff Family Law Group.

http://www.northcarolinadivorcelawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 23

    Behind the Bar: You’ve Been Served- A Lesson on Rule 4 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (pt. 1)

    Behind the Bar: You’ve Been Served- A Lesson on Rule 4 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (pt. 1)
    Benjamin N. Neece, Attorney, Woodruff Family Law Group “Behind the Bar” is a multi-part blog series that will focus on specific aspects of the practice of law ranging from the Rules of Evidence, Rules of Civil Procedure, and other…
  • Mar 19

    When Stock Options Aren’t an Option in Divorce

    When Stock Options Aren’t an Option in Divorce
    Family Chiropractic Sports Injury & Rehab Clinic, v. Comm’r, T.C. Memo. 2016-10, 2016 WL 234515 (2016) Facts: Husband and wife operated a chiropractic The practice had an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (“ESOP”). Husband…
  • Mar 16

    The Waiting Game Can be a Dangerous One

    The Waiting Game Can be a Dangerous One
    Dahl Aerospace Employees’ Ret. Plan of Aerospace Corp., 122 F. Supp. 3d 453 (E.D. Va. 2015) Facts: A Virginia divorce decree, incorporating a settlement agreement, gave each spouse the option to elect survivor benefits under the…
Rank this Week: 1464

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

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

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Mar 23

    A little knowledge is a dangerous thing…

    A little knowledge is a dangerous thing…
    A new McKenzie Friend website has been launched this week. It is in my view an excellent illustration of the truth of the proposition that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, whether that knowledge is wielded by a law student or a…
  • Mar 21

    Child Protection Conference III – Consolidation

    Child Protection Conference III – Consolidation
    The Transparency Project is pleased to offer its support for the third multi-disciplinary Child Protection Conference to be held at the University of the West of England on June 9th. Previous events have asked the questions – is…
  • Mar 19

    Guest post : Prisons and courts bill: cross-examination of complainant witnesse

    Guest post : Prisons and courts bill: cross-examination of complainant witnesse
    This is a guest post written by David Burrows.   Quality of evidence of domestic violence complainants   Thanks to pressure from a variety of sources including Women’s Aid, The Guardian and Sir James Munby P the Lord…
Rank this Week: 3997

CA Divorce Mediation

CA Divorce Mediation

Introduces people to the mediation process as an alternative to a traditional divorce. By California Divorce Mediators.

http://www.cadivorcemediators.com/blog/
  • Mar 23

    Common Misconceptions About Divorce Mediation in California

    Common Misconceptions About Divorce Mediation in California
    Divorce mediation is an attractive process for California couples that seek to resolve their disputes amicably without the need to have a public battle in court. However, there are still a lot of things that people do not know about divorce…
  • Mar 22

    Child Custody In Paternity Cases: What You Need to Know

    Child Custody In Paternity Cases: What You Need to Know
    As a Californian, you’re probably aware of the fact that our state is quite progressive. As a result, progressive policies are bound to affect every area of a Californian’s life and that includes family law.  In this blog, we…
  • Mar 21

    California Law on Extramarital Affairs and Alimony

    California Law on Extramarital Affairs and Alimony
    The worst thing that can happen to a marriage is infidelity. Most married people hope that something like this never happens. However, extramarital affairs occur more often than one could imagine. In fact, the American Association for…
Rank this Week: 1639

Roscich & Martel Law Firm LLC Blog

Roscich & Martel Law Firm LLC Blog

Covers Illinois family law and estate planning needs.

http://www.randrattys.com/napervilledivorceattorney
  • Mar 23

    Child Custody and Tax Exemption

    Child Custody and Tax Exemption
    April 15 is looming and for the majority of Americans, that is the deadline to file yearly income taxes. One of the many issues that need to be decided in a child support and/or child custody case is which parent will be able to claim…
  • Mar 18

    Divorce and Social Security Benefit

    Divorce and Social Security Benefit
    While the overall divorce rate is down, the rate for older Americans remains high. In fact, according to national statistics, the divorce rate for adults over 50 doubled in a twenty year period, with one out of every four baby boomers getting…
  • Mar 10

    Helping Children with Parenting Time Transition

    Helping Children with Parenting Time Transition
    One of the most difficult things for children—and parents—to handle during divorce are the transition periods between parenting times, especially for young children. Your child is used to having both Mom and Dad in the same home…
Rank this Week: 1795

Bergen County Divorce Attorney…

Bergen County Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By Leopold Law.

https://www.bergencountydivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • Mar 22

    Postponing an Alimony Step-Down Long After Divorce in New Jersey

    Postponing an Alimony Step-Down Long After Divorce in New Jersey
    You may be bound to your Bergen County ex long after your divorce. Therefore, it is critical to pursue a workable result in connection with alimony and child support at the time of your divorce. In the unpublished opinion…
  • Mar 22

    Supporting an Adult Disabled Child After a New Jersey Divorce

    Supporting an Adult Disabled Child After a New Jersey Divorce
    In a recent unpublished New Jersey appellate case, a father appealed an order adjusting his child support obligations. The couple had married in 1985 and had three kids. They divorced in 1999. Their divorce judgment required the father to pay…
  • Mar 20

    Imputed Income in a New Jersey Divorce

    Imputed Income in a New Jersey Divorce
    In a recent unpublished New Jersey appellate case, a defendant appealed an order arising out of a divorce trial that awarded his wife alimony, child support, and equitable distribution. He argued that the court had made a mistake in how it…
Rank this Week: 1784

Charlotte Divorce Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers North Carolina divorce, child custody and child support issues. By Arnold & Smith.

http://www.charlottedivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 22

    In a rare move, Supreme Court agrees to hear divorce case

    In a rare move, Supreme Court agrees to hear divorce case
    Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “How are military divorces different from a regular divorce?” When you think of Supreme Court cases, you typically imagine the big ones, cases like Brown v.…
  • Mar 15

    Public Outcry Prompts Mississippi Legislator To Backpedal

    Public Outcry Prompts Mississippi Legislator To Backpedal
    Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “How are military divorces different from a regular divorce?” It’s been a rough few weeks for a relatively obscure member of Mississippi’s…
  • Mar 8

    What happens if your spouse simply refuses to follow the divorce decree?

    What happens if your spouse simply refuses to follow the divorce decree?
    Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “What does a “No-Fault’ divorce mean in NC?” Though no divorce is fun, some divorces can become especially nasty. In these cases, one common cause…
Rank this Week: 4910

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/
  • Mar 22

    What is a Parenting Coordinator?

    What is a Parenting Coordinator?
    Child custody is one of the most difficult and emotional parts of any contested divorce.  It is not uncommon for two parents to agree on all of the financial issues, child and spousal support, and property division, only to find it…
  • Mar 18

    Whoops: The right way to bring an error to the attention of your judge.

    Whoops: The right way to bring an error to the attention of your judge.
    Appeals can be a lengthy, difficult, and expensive process. In fact, most civil appeals in the Fourth District Court of Appeals, Division One (San Diego) take about a year from start to finish. If a trial court’s error is the result of…
  • Mar 15

    “What Is In A Name”…A Lot Come To Think Of It.

    “What Is In A Name”…A Lot Come To Think Of It.
    “What Is In A Name”…A Lot Come To Think Of It. If you dig deep enough into your memories from high school English class you will know that quote is from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. And while Romeo waxes poetically…
Rank this Week: 3019

Maryland Divorce Lawyer Blog

Maryland Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law with a focus on divorce on Maryland. By Anthony A. Fatemi, LLC.

http://www.marylanddivorcelawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2499

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/
  • Mar 22

    We're Hiring!

    We're Hiring!
    Fye Law Office seeks candidates for an Associate Attorney position. Applicants with all levels of experience are encouraged to apply. A successful candidate will have an interest in family law, juvenile law, estate planning/probate. Interest…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4848

Salcido Law Firm PLLC Blog

Salcido Law Firm PLLC Blog

Covers Utah criminal defense and divorce law.

http://www.salcidolawfirm.com/
  • Mar 21

    New Laws Passed by the Utah Legislature

    New Laws Passed by the Utah Legislature
    The following bills, related to law enforcement and criminal justice, were passed in Utah’s 2017 General Session: H.B. 381 Law Enforcement Body Camera Footage Amendments; H.B. 184 Contraband Device Destruction; and S.B. 31 Protection of…
  • Feb 23

    Assault Against School Employee Charges Require Knowledge

    Assault Against School Employee Charges Require Knowledge
    Defending Assault Against School Employee Charges This was a case of a junior high school student’s (W.E.M.) appeal for assault against school employee, a class A misdemeanor if committed by an adult. W.E.M. and his friends came up with…
  • Feb 13

    Revoking Parole When Invoking the Fifth Amendment

    Revoking Parole When Invoking the Fifth Amendment
    Do Parolees Still Have their Right Against Self Incrimination? Brendt Bennett was required to disclose his entire sexual history, including any uncharged sexual crimes, as part of his sex offender treatment during parole. Mr. Bennett claimed…
Rank this Week: 1603

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

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

    Good Advice: Don't Compare Your Divorce

    Good Advice: Don't Compare Your Divorce
    Just about everybody feels insecure while they’re going through a divorce, and this makes perfect sense. When we split from our spouse, we’re literally turning our lives upside-down, and we don’t know what’s to…
  • Mar 14

    5 Ways to Positively Manage Your Divorce

    5 Ways to Positively Manage Your Divorce
    How a spouse handles the news that their beloved husband or wife no longer wants to be married to them determines how quickly they’re able to recover emotionally and healthfully from the breakup. If you are at the beginning of…
  • Mar 7

    Do You Need a Los Angeles Prenuptial Agreement?

    Do You Need a Los Angeles Prenuptial Agreement?
    Since the 1950s, Hollywood and the Greater Los Angeles Area have been a magnet for the rich, the beautiful, and the successful. From Millennial entrepreneurs to Silicon Valley transplants, to A-list actors, models, and top-ranking CEOs,…
Rank this Week: 4996

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, paternity and legal separation issues. By Doppelt & Forney, a Professional Law Corporation.

http://www.sandiegodivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 21

    Omitted Community Property Debts and Reimbursement in California

    Omitted Community Property Debts and Reimbursement in California
    A recent case before the Second Appellate District tasked that court with addressing an unusual case of reimbursement following the post-divorce sale of a couple’s marital home. The appeals court reversed a trial court’s order of…
  • Mar 14

    Seniors, Retirement, and Spousal Support in California Divorce Case

    Seniors, Retirement, and Spousal Support in California Divorce Case
    In 2015, the New York Times reported that, while divorce rates were falling in many groups, they were rising among seniors. According to a Bowling Green State University study reported by usnews.com, the divorce rate among seniors doubled…
  • Mar 7

    California Woman’s Case for Support Lacks Essential Proof of Man’s Intent to Enter into Contract

    California Woman’s Case for Support Lacks Essential Proof of Man’s Intent to Enter into Contract
    Romantic relationships can take many varieties and forms. While many partners desire to ensure the comfort and well-being of their partners, what happens when one partner allegedly enters into an oral contract to support the other for life?…
Rank this Week: 3429

Texas Divorce Attorney Blog

Texas Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By McClure Law Group.

http://www.texasdivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • Mar 21

    Modifications to Exclusive Right to Designate Residence of a Texas Child

    Modifications to Exclusive Right to Designate Residence of a Texas Child
    In Interest of TAM involved requests to modify the parent-child relationship. The child in question was 11 when an order of modification was entered for the second time. The first time the parents asked for modification resulted in both…
  • Mar 17

    Texas Spousal Maintenance for a Disabled Spouse

    Texas Spousal Maintenance for a Disabled Spouse
    In a recent Texas divorce case, an appellate court considered a spousal maintenance order in a case involving a disabled spouse. The couple were divorced in 2012, and their divorce decree found the wife was eligible for spousal maintenance…
  • Mar 14

    Community Property Presumption In Texa

    Community Property Presumption In Texa
    In Texas, all property possessed by either spouse at the time of divorce is presumed to be community property under Texas Family Code § 3.003. A recent appellate case arose out of the divorce of a Texas couple who had been married…
Rank this Week: 1459

Dallas Divorce Law Blog

Dallas Divorce Law Blog

Provides news and updates on Texas family law issues. By O'Neil Attorneys.

http://www.dallastxdivorce.com/
  • Mar 21

    Controversial subject: noncustodial parent possession over an infant

    Controversial subject: noncustodial parent possession over an infant
    Arizona State University has weighed in on a controversial subject – the quantity and quality of access of a noncustodial father to an infant child. “New research from Arizona State University shows that children, no matter what…
  • Mar 8

    Stages of grief in losing a relationship to divorce

    Stages of grief in losing a relationship to divorce
    Often I am reminded of the grief and loss that spouses must go through emotionally while I handle the legal aspects of the divorce. Sometimes, clients have already processed through the grief before they come to us and their point of…
  • Mar 2

    Are you ready for divorce?

    Are you ready for divorce?
    Being emotionally prepared for divorce is a crucial part of working through the process. It is particularly difficult if one spouse is emotionally prepared and the other spouse is not ready yet. If you are not emotionally ready for divorce,…
Rank this Week: 4813

Hook Law Center Blog

Hook Law Center Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Virginia.

https://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • Mar 20

    Medicare Actively Expanding MSP Compliance for Personal Injury Claimant

    Medicare Actively Expanding MSP Compliance for Personal Injury Claimant
    On February 3, 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that they would be establishing two new Medicare Set-Aside (MSA) processes – one for Liability Medicare Set-Asides (LMSA) and the other for Non-Fault…
  • Mar 13

    Predators and Creditors: How to Protect Your Family

    Predators and Creditors: How to Protect Your Family
    Estate planning has come a long way from when I first began practice in 1993. At the time, estate planning was highly driven by a need to avoid or minimize estate taxes and the tax rules took precedence over many other considerations for many…
  • Mar 3

    Events That Inspire Estate Planning

    Events That Inspire Estate Planning
    Frequently clients call our office due to a perceived risk, such as an upcoming surgery or a long-distance vacation. The refrain is usually, “I need to update (or create) my will in case something happens!” Fear of one’s own…
Rank this Week: 1814

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Mar 20

    Do I Need An Attorney To Modify Child Support?

    Do I Need An Attorney To Modify Child Support?
    Question: I need to modify my child support. Is there any advantage to having an attorney do the modification versus doing it myself? Answer: While I am likely not licensed to practice law in your state and cannot give you legal advice, I can…
  • Mar 17

    What Protections Does Legal Separation Provide?

    What Protections Does Legal Separation Provide?
    Question: What protections does a legal separation provide as compared to a divorce? Answer: I do not practice law in your state. Therefore, I cannot inform you as to the specific laws of your state and can only provide you with general tips…
  • Mar 16

    4 Facts You Might Not Know About Modern Dad

    4 Facts You Might Not Know About Modern Dad
    The role dads play in the family is constantly evolving. Years ago, dads were viewed as the home’s breadwinner. He held the job, brought in the money, came home to a warm dinner and spent the rest of the night with a beer on the couch.…
Rank this Week: 3991

New Jersey Family Law Blog

New Jersey Family Law Blog

Covers alimony, child support, child custody, divorce and more. By the Rotolo Law Firm.

http://www.newjerseyfamilylawblog.com/
  • Mar 20

    Biological Connections Do Not Guarantee Rights to Custody

    Biological Connections Do Not Guarantee Rights to Custody
    It may sound like a Hollywood movie script, but actor Jason Patric is in a real-life battle for custody of his child. Mr. Patric may have won the first round when California courts agreed that he was in fact the legal parent of the child who…
  • Mar 6

    Saving Your Credit Rating Through Divorce

    Saving Your Credit Rating Through Divorce
    Most people work hard to establish a good credit rating and even harder to maintain it once it is achieved. To have a good credit score jeopardized by the actions of another person would be devastating, but that’s what could happen if a…
  • Feb 20

    Take Steps to Avoid Losing the Family Business to Divorce

    Take Steps to Avoid Losing the Family Business to Divorce
    Family-owned or controlled businesses are an important segment of the American economy. They account for about 90% of all American businesses, from large retailers like Walmart to small mom-and-pop shops, and produce more than half of the…
Rank this Week: 300

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Kollias & Giese.

http://www.dupagecountydivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 20

    Programs to Protect Children in Domestic Relations Litigation

    Programs to Protect Children in Domestic Relations Litigation
    Divorce litigation affects children, especially if they are living in a contentious atmosphere.  In an effort to minimize the impact of the legal process on children, counties in Illinois have implemented programs and procedures to keep…
  • Jan 9

    Imputation of Income for the Purposes of Calculating Maintenance in Illinoi

    Imputation of Income for the Purposes of Calculating Maintenance in Illinoi
    Section 504 of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act addresses maintenance.  The Internal Revenue Service calls it “alimony” on tax forms, and it’s sometimes called spousal support.   Under the law,…
  • Jan 9

    Imputation of Income for the Purposes of Calculating Maintenance in Illinoi

    Imputation of Income for the Purposes of Calculating Maintenance in Illinoi
    Section 504 of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act addresses maintenance.  The Internal Revenue Service calls it “alimony” on tax forms, and it’s sometimes called spousal support.   Under the law,…
Rank this Week: 1658

Divorce: New York

Divorce: New York

By Neil Cahn, PLLC.

http://www.divorceny.com/
  • Mar 19

    Recoupment of Child Support Overpayments From Add-on Expenses (College); Not Future Support

    Recoupment of Child Support Overpayments From Add-on Expenses (College); Not Future Support
    A decision last week of the Appellate Division, Second Department, points out that the rules concerning the recovery of overpayments of child support may not always be logical, and in the end may not best benefit the children the support was…
  • Mar 12

    Wife Awarded “Tri-Custody” of Son of Her Husband and His and Her Paramour

    Wife Awarded “Tri-Custody” of Son of Her Husband and His and Her Paramour
    In his March 8, 2017 decision in Dawn M. v. Michael M., Suffolk County Supreme Court Justice H. Patrick Leis III granted a wife “tri-custody” of her husband’s ten-year-old biological son with the wife’s paramour.…
  • Mar 5

    Division of Assets Adjusted Due To Evasiveness of Husband

    Division of Assets Adjusted Due To Evasiveness of Husband
    The judgment of divorce awarded by Orange County Supreme Court Justice Paul I. Marx, in Gafycz v. Gafycz, granted the wife, among other relief, 100% of two parcels of marital real property, 25% of properties located in Port Jervis, and $1,000…
Rank this Week: 3875