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The Divorce Blog

The Divorce Blog

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

http://www.totaldivorce.com/blog
  • Nov 26

    Mississippi To Hear First Same-Sex Divorce Case

    Mississippi To Hear First Same-Sex Divorce Case
    The Mississippi Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments on its first same-sex divorce case. Lauren Czekala-Chatham and Dana Ann Melacon were married in 2008 in California. Last year, DeSoto County Chancery Judge Mitchell Lundy Jr. ruled…
  • Nov 19

    New Oklahoma Divorce Classes Law Begin

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

    $1 Billion Verdict in Oil Tycoon Harold Hamm Divorce

    $1 Billion Verdict in Oil Tycoon Harold Hamm Divorce
    In one of the biggest U.S. divorce judgments, Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm has been ordered to pay his ex-wife nearly $1 billion in their divorce settlement, according to a court filing on Monday. Oklahoma Special Judge Howard…
Rank this Week: 76

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: 72

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

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

    4 Reasons Why Justice Lori Douglas Finally Resigned

    4 Reasons Why Justice Lori Douglas Finally Resigned
    I can’t imagine Justice Lori Douglas’ anguish over the protracted Judicial Inquiry that has been her life for the past four years. I wondered how she was able to carry on with the unrelenting battle, particularly after the…
  • Nov 24

    Guest Post: The Most Expensive Divorces Ever

    Guest Post: The Most Expensive Divorces Ever
    Everyone knows that divorce can be an expensive process, but some of the sums involved in the world’s most expensive divorces are truly eye-watering. Expensive divorces have been in the news recently with the Russian oligarch Dmitry…
  • Nov 20

    Why is No One Talking About Elder Abuse?

    Why is No One Talking About Elder Abuse?
    Did you know that in thirty-five years one in four Canadians will be over the age of 65? Today our senior population is well over 5 million and expected to reach 10 million by 2036. We do know that as we age we become more vulnerable as our…
Rank this Week: 124

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: 123

Law Offices of Scott David Stewart…

Law Offices of Scott David Stewart Blog

Covers divorce and family law.

http://www.arizonalawgroup.com/Legal-Blog.aspx
  • Jul 7

    How Child Support Is Determined in Arizona

    How Child Support Is Determined in Arizona
    Child support is usually paid by the noncustodial parent. If parents share custody after divorce, the court usually chooses the parent with the larger income to pay child support. Child support agreements differ from case to case and depend…
  • Jun 30

    Do I Have to Take the Field Sobriety Tests?

    Do I Have to Take the Field Sobriety Tests?
    Standardized field sobriety tests or "SFSTs" are used by law enforcement to ascertain whether a driver is intoxicated. All law enforcement agencies throughout the nation have to abide by the same standard of field sobriety testing set by the…
  • Feb 11

    An Overview of Arizona's DUI Law

    An Overview of Arizona's DUI Law
    In the state of Arizona, there are three major drunk driving statutes: Title 28-1381 – Driving Under the Influence Title 28-1382 – Extreme / Super Extreme DUI Title 28-1383 – Aggravated Driving Under the Influence Title…
Rank this Week: 107

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: 191

Ohio Family Law Blog

Ohio Family Law Blog

Provides family law and divorce information for Ohio families. By Holzfaster, Cecil, McKnight & Mues.

http://www.hcmmlaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 161

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Nov 26

    Can I Be Charged For Abandonment If I Left An Abusive Relationship?

    Can I Be Charged For Abandonment If I Left An Abusive Relationship?
    Question:I was in an abusive relationship with my ex-husband for 14 years and we have six children. I left seven months ago, but my children didn’t want to come with me. I do still have contact with my children and I send them money…
  • Nov 25

    How To Make Sure Your Holiday Parenting Time Is Enforced

    How To Make Sure Your Holiday Parenting Time Is Enforced
    A frequent  issue divorced dads face this time of year is what to do when the other parent cuts their holiday parenting time short.This is a common problem because of the hectic nature of most family’s holiday schedule. Your…
  • Nov 24

    What Are My Options If The DOR Puts A Levy On My Bank Account?

    What Are My Options If The DOR Puts A Levy On My Bank Account?
    Question:My divorce is finalized, but the Department of Revenue Child Support Division has put a levy on my bank account because I have gone above the threshold of owing too much even though I have been paying thRead More...
Rank this Week: 267

Beckwith DV Law

Beckwith DV Law

Information about the criminal and civil consequences of domestic violence in Washington State.

http://www.seattle-domesticviolence.com/domestic-violence-defense-law/
  • Nov 5

    Loss of Gun Rights from Domestic Violence

    Loss of Gun Rights from Domestic Violence
    The Lautenberg Amendment to the Gun Control Act makes it a felony to possess firearms or ammunition if you have been convicted of certain misdemeanor domestic violence (DV) crimes. Under the Amendment, a “misdemeanor crime of domestic…
  • Nov 5

    Non-Criminal Consequences of Domestic Violence

    Non-Criminal Consequences of Domestic Violence
    Besides direct consequences that can include jail time, fines, and treatment, a domestic violence conviction can trigger many consequences outside of the Washington State court system. These consequences can affect your current employment,…
  • Nov 5

    Interfering with the Reporting of Domestic Violence

    Interfering with the Reporting of Domestic Violence
    In Washington State, a person will be charged with this crime if they commit a crime of domestic violence AND prevent or attempt to prevent the alleged victim or a witness from calling 911, making a police report, or receiving medical…
Rank this Week: 244

Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer Blog

Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, child custody, and child support in Florida. By Wolf, Atter & Wolf, P.A.

http://www.jacksonvilledivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 1

    Florida Alimony and Proposed Legislative Changes for 2013

    Florida Alimony and Proposed Legislative Changes for 2013
    Florida marriages lasting longer than sixteen (16) years may result in an award of permanent alimony if the spouses decide to divorce. Over recent years the debate of alimony in Florida has been at the forefront of legislative session. The…
  • Feb 26

    What Is the Harm in Doing Your Own Divorce in Florida?

    What Is the Harm in Doing Your Own Divorce in Florida?
    The world of, "do it yourself," has become far easier over the years with the invention of the internet. People now walk into doctors' offices and tell the doctor what their diagnosis is and what medication to prescribe. The same is true…
  • Feb 22

    Establishing Paternity of a Child in Florida: Establishing Parental Rights and Visitation

    Establishing Paternity of a Child in Florida: Establishing Parental Rights and Visitation
    In recent years, the rules and laws regarding paternity actions in Florida have changed. Paternity cases generally establishes a father’s parental rights to a child in Florida; however, if the paternity case is brought by the Florida…
Rank this Week: 251

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/
  • Nov 26

    Mature Child’s Objections in Hague Case

    Mature Child’s Objections in Hague Case
    Jeremy D. MorleyThe mature child’s objection exception to the Hague Abduction Convention employs very loose language that provides a trial court with great discretion. In a hotly-contested case that I won in the U. S. District Court for…
  • Oct 8

    International Prenuptial Agreements: Necessary But Dangerou

    International Prenuptial Agreements: Necessary But Dangerou
    Lawyers representing international clients who plan to marry and who want the protection of a prenuptial agreement should always consider the international ramifications of any proposed agreement. While conventional domestic prenuptial…
  • Oct 7

    Relocation of Children Under New York Law

    Relocation of Children Under New York Law
    In what circumstances may a custodial parent relocate to another state (or country) and take the children? What law applies and how will the Court make this decision?  "In reality, cases in which a custodial parent's desire to relocate…
Rank this Week: 310

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Nov 25

    Things to Consider Before Marriage

    Things to Consider Before Marriage
    Common Reasons for Divorce Being a divorce attorney means that many clients come into the office explaining the details of their marriage and why things did not work out. Many times, regardless the length of the marriage, the common factor…
  • Nov 24

    High-Stakes Divorces Often Settle-Should Yours?

    High-Stakes Divorces Often Settle-Should Yours?
    Hurt feelings can often cloud a person's judgment when divorce is on the line. Many will choose to take their spouse to court to battle out the details of the divorce and attempt to get most of the marital property and the largest portion of…
  • Nov 21

    Think Before Relocating Children

    Think Before Relocating Children
    One parent may think that moving their children after a separation or divorce may be the best way to get a start on a new life. Before making a serious decision to relocate to another place with a child, there are some things any parent…
Rank this Week: 493

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/
  • Nov 25

    Divorce coach offers tips to the recently divorced on jumping back into single life

    Divorce coach offers tips to the recently divorced on jumping back into single life
    Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “How long does getting a divorce take?”   Going through divorce, a Seattle-based divorce coach says, is like having a bomb go off in your life. After divorce,…
  • Nov 20

    Pediatric psychologist warns parents to trust their instincts about their children

    Pediatric psychologist warns parents to trust their instincts about their children
    Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “What can I do to gain custody of my child in North Carolina?”   Experts have been studying—and lamenting—the effects of divorce on children for…
  • Nov 18

    Divorcee to appeal $1-billion judgment, says she is entitled to more

    Divorcee to appeal $1-billion judgment, says she is entitled to more
    Charlotte Divorce Attorney Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “How will the judge divide our property?”   A billion is not enough for the ex-wife of an Oklahoma oil magnate ordered last week to…
Rank this Week: 476

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/
  • Nov 25

    Divorce Myths and Urban Legends Debunked

    Divorce Myths and Urban Legends Debunked
    As a divorce attorney, most of my clients come to see me for the first time with some misconceptions regarding California family law and/or divorce procedures. When clients mention divorce to family and friends their loved ones often have…
  • Nov 24

    Making a Major Purchase Before Your Divorce is Final

    Making a Major Purchase Before Your Divorce is Final
    After 23 years of marriage, Kris Jenner filed for divorce from Bruce Jenner. Sources say that Bruce "celebrated" his upcoming freedom by dropping $50,000 on a new NASCAR-approved UTV race car. Although the Jenners' divorce documents allege…
  • Nov 18

    Instruction Manual for San Diego Courthouse

    Instruction Manual for San Diego Courthouse
    For many people, their first experience with a courthouse is through a divorce proceeding. Going to court for the first time can be intimating for someone who does not know what to expect. If you have not been inside a courtroom before you…
Rank this Week: 350

Maryland Divorce Legal Crier

Maryland Divorce Legal Crier

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

http://mddivorcelawyers.com/legalcrier
  • Nov 25

    Give Thanks for Your Enemie

    Give Thanks for Your Enemie
    With Thanksgiving coming up, I wanted to write about something to be grateful for even if you are in the middle of a divorce or custody battle.  In the past I have told you how you should be thankful for the problems that life gives you…
  • Nov 19

    Who Is Right and Who Is Wrong?

    Who Is Right and Who Is Wrong?
    While driving to the office this morning, I turned on “The Kane Show” on Hot99.5 FM.  Kane invited callers to tell him and his entourage about a relationship dispute and they would decide who was right and who was wrong. What…
  • Nov 14

    When Even a Billion Dollars Is Not Enough

    When Even a Billion Dollars Is Not Enough
    Sue Ann Ham was awarded nearly a billion dollars in her divorce from energy tycoon Harold Hamm in Oklahoma. But her attorney says that’s less than 6 percent of the couple’s estimated $18 billion wealth. She is planning to…
Rank this Week: 383

Upstate New York Family Lawyer…

Upstate New York Family Lawyer Blog

Covers family law and traffic ticket information. By the Law Office of James B. Lesperance, Jr.

http://www.upstatenewyorkfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 24

    #620 Burn. It. Down.

    #620 Burn. It. Down.
    Burn it down. That's right. Burn it the @#$% down. At least, that is what I would be saying if I were young and black and angry. Why? Because my black life could be snuffed out in a moment, for any reason, at any time, by an entitled…
  • Oct 30

    #619 Profiles In Douchebaggery

    #619 Profiles In Douchebaggery
    I had planned on posting this on Monday, but my blog interface got a bit weird and The IT People had to get involved, so forgive me if the topic the post covers already feels like old news - because it is. D'oh! While on vacation in the…
  • Sep 30

    #618 Criminals With Badges, Janitors With Gun

    #618 Criminals With Badges, Janitors With Gun
    So, yeah, I'm back. I went off the grid way back in the middle of summer and it felt so good that I didn't want to come back. I even unplugged from the news. Well, for a while at least. And, when I did come back, I was too angry about the…
Rank this Week: 412

Divorce: New York

Divorce: New York

By Neil Cahn, PLLC.

http://www.divorceny.com/
  • Nov 23

    Temporary Maintenance All But Denied to Wife Able to Work and Who Had Lived With Another Man

    Temporary Maintenance All But Denied to Wife Able to Work and Who Had Lived With Another Man
    Is a wife entitled to formula temporary maintenance in a divorce action, merely because she is the less-monied spouse? No, says New York County Supreme Court Justice Matthew F. Cooper in his October 22, 2014 decision in Joseph…
  • Nov 16

    Another Prenup Bites the Dust, Maybe

    Another Prenup Bites the Dust, Maybe
    The November 12, 2014 decision of the Appellate Division, Second Department, in Bibeau v. Sudick reversed the granting of summary judgment upholding the validity a 2000 prenuptial agreement, remanding the matter for a hearing on that issue.…
  • Nov 9

    Appellate Reversals of Custody Decision

    Appellate Reversals of Custody Decision
    Two of three custody November 5, 2014 decisions of the Appellate Division, Second Department, reversed Family Court determinations. In the only affirmance in Mondschein v. Mondschein, the Second Department upheld the order of…
Rank this Week: 719

Family Law Guy

Family Law Guy

Features California family law news, views, and ruminations. By Richard Gould-Saltman.

http://familylawguy.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 19

    Spend More Time talking About The Relationship, and Less Money on the Ring, the Wedding (and the Divorce?)

    Spend More Time talking About The Relationship, and Less Money on the Ring, the Wedding (and the Divorce?)
    An Emory University study suggests that there is an inverse correlation between the amount a couple spends on the engagement ring and the wedding, and the chance that the marriage will last.  I have my own theories about why this correlation…
  • Oct 1

    "Conscious Coupling" What Is Marriage Supposed To Do? Does It Still Do It?

    "Conscious Coupling" What Is Marriage Supposed To Do? Does It Still Do It?
    One of the recurring themes of this blog has been "Why do people get married?  What will help then accomplish whatever it is they want to accomplish by marrying?" It appears that the number of Americans, over-all, who believe that…
  • Sep 23

    Gambling Winnings and Child Support

    Gambling Winnings and Child Support
        Ohio has no implemented an intercept program so that winners at the four casinos in Ohio may trigger data base checks.  If the winner wins $1,200 or more from slot machines, $5,000 or more from table games or $600 or more from…
Rank this Week: 529

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/
  • Nov 17

    Dog Divorce Tug of Wars: Preventable By a Pup-Nup

    Dog Divorce Tug of Wars: Preventable By a Pup-Nup
    With growing frequency, couples are fighting for custody of their cats and dogs when they divorce. Like all litigated matters, a pet custody case can be expensive and contentious. Recent New York courts have ruled that pet custody divorce…
  • Nov 5

    Service by Social Networking: Can You Be Served Through Facebook?

    Service by Social Networking: Can You Be Served Through Facebook?
    The next time you check into Facebook, you may get more than a “Like” from one of your friends, you could be served with legal papers. Recently, a New York judge authorized service of legal papers through Facebook in a family law…
  • Oct 29

    A Torn Up Pre Nup Is Still Valid

    A Torn Up Pre Nup Is Still Valid
    A pre-nuptial agreement torn in pieces and thrown off the honeymoon cruise ship is enforceable so ruled a Brooklyn judge. In a rather unusual case, as detailed in the New York Post  the couple entered in a pre-nuptial agreement…
Rank this Week: 387

New York Family Law Blog

New York Family Law Blog

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

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

    Court Discusses Handling of Deposition in Felony Delinquency Proceeding

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

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

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

    Court Hears Argument in Child Support Proceeding

    Court Hears Argument in Child Support Proceeding
    A New York Family Lawyer said in a child support proceeding pursuant to Family Court Act article 4, the father appeals, as limited by his brief, from so much of an order of the Family Court, as denied his objections...
Rank this Week: 462

Wisconsin Family Lawyer Blog

Wisconsin Family Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Estate Planning in Wisconsin Pending Divorce

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

    Termination of Child Support in Wisconsin When a Child Reaches Adulthood

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

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

    ENFORCEMENT OF PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENTS IN WISCONSIN: PROVISIONS REGARDING DIVISION OF PROPERTY UPON DIVORCE
    Maybe you entered a marital property agreement (prenup) prior to your marriage, and now that you are contemplating divorce, you assume there is no point in discussing division of property because the prenup's provisions will control. Or maybe…
Rank this Week: 597

Ontario Family Law Blog

Ontario Family Law Blog

Covers family law and collaborative team practice issues. By Galbraith Family Law.

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

    Top Five Reasons Why You Need a Will

    Top Five Reasons Why You Need a Will
    by Toni Nieuwhof “Oh yeah, I need to make that appointment.”  I hear this so frequently from successful people who generally have made sound financial choices.  Let’s face it – it’s difficult to conjure…
  • Mar 20

    Smart Divorce Option

    Smart Divorce Option
    Most separations and divorces are stressful and painful. You can choose to make it better or worse by the process you choose to use. The following are your choices.    Collaborative Practice Collaborative Practice is a…
  • Mar 18

    Post-Secondary Education and Child Support

    Post-Secondary Education and Child Support
    Does child support end when a child reach age 18 years? Our lawyer Lynn Kirwin answers this question in detail.  The courts have recognized that financial dependency does not end upon a child turning 18.  Under the Divorce act and…
Rank this Week: 693

New York Divorce Blog

New York Divorce Blog

Covers New York matrimonial and family law. By John R. McFadden III.

http://newyorkdivorceblog.com/
  • Jan 5

    Preliminary Conference

    Preliminary Conference
    The preliminary conference is the first court appearance in a contested divorce.  At this conference, the lawyers for the parties explain to the judge what issues in the case are unresolved such as child custody, child support, equitable…
  • Nov 2

    Attorney’s fee

    Attorney’s fee
    Attorney’s fees In 2010, the divorce law changed in that the legislature created a presumption that the monied spouse (the spouse with more money and a higher income) must pay the legal fees of the spouse who pays less.  This…
  • Mar 3

    This is a good article on common mistakes…

    This is a good article on common mistakes people make during divorces: http://www.divorce360.com/divorce-articles/law/advice/top-10-legal-mistakes-in-divorce.aspx?artid=866 For more information about New Yok Divorce visit: Divorce Attorneys,…
Rank this Week: 609

Jacksonville Divorce Attorney Blog

Jacksonville Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers Florida divorce, child custody, and child support. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.jacksonvilledivorceattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 382

Representing Victims of Domestic…

Representing Victims of Domestic Violence: An Attorney's Perspective

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

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

    Lower Court Improperly Canceled Husband’s Maintenance and Support Arrear

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

    Father Neglects Child By Abusing Mother

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

    Insurance Broker Turned Convict Gets Equitable Distribution, Pays Child Support

    Insurance Broker Turned Convict Gets Equitable Distribution, Pays Child Support
    Cabral v Cabral 2011 NY Slip Op 06242 Decided on August 16, 2011 Appellate Division, Second Department
Rank this Week: 574

Prop 8 On Trial

Prop 8 On Trial

Daily reports from the same-sex marriage trial by Berkeley Law students

http://prop8.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Sep 5

    Perry v. Schwarzenegger becomes Perry v. Brown

    Perry v. Schwarzenegger becomes Perry v. Brown
    The same Perry attorneys head back to court Tuesday, but their arguments will appear under a new docket name: Perry v. Brown. In March, the federal courts updated the names of the Perry defendants to reflect California’s newly-elected…
  • May 21

    Civil marriage and its history: Cott as the key to Prop 8?

    Civil marriage and its history: Cott as the key to Prop 8?
    For more than twenty years, Harvard history professor Nancy Cott has studied family, gender, marriage, and citizenship. In 2000, she published Public Vows: A History of Marriage and the Nation, and in 2010, she took the stand in Perry v.…
  • Feb 17

    California Supreme Court to hear standing issue

    California Supreme Court to hear standing issue
    The California Supreme Court announced Wednesday that it would re-enter the legal battle surrounding same-sex marriage and seek to hear further arguments by September. Perry v. Schwarzenegger, the federal lawsuit challenging…
Rank this Week: 562

Always Family Center

Always Family Center

Covers Minnesota family conflict and divorce issues. By Carl Arnold.

http://alwaysfamilycenter.com
  • Nov 26

    Daisy Camp schedule for end of 2014 and into 2015

    Daisy Camp schedule for end of 2014 and into 2015
    I have an update on Daisy Camp to share.  See below! We have our 2015 calendar of events ready to go (click here for schedule).  We are still adding more events. Our last event for 2014 is on the Financial Nuts ……
  • Oct 22

    Give Your Used Cell Phone to a Good Cause (Survivors of Domestic Violence)

    Give Your Used Cell Phone to a Good Cause (Survivors of Domestic Violence)
    Give Your Used Cell Phone to a Good Cause (Survivors of Domestic Violence) Although I don’t use Verizon for my own cell phone service provider, I recently came across a Verizon wireless page about how you can donate your used ……
  • Jun 12

    Importance of ICWA to Native American children and tribes in the Child Protection court system

    Importance of ICWA to Native American children and tribes in the Child Protection court system
    This is an emotionally powerful and touching, professionally produced video that tells through first-hand experiences the importance and benefits of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). I’ve been involved in sereral ICWA child…
Rank this Week: 4231

The Kielich Law Firm Blog

The Kielich Law Firm Blog

Covers employment law, personal injury and family law issues related to Texas and federal law.

http://kielichlawfirm.com/blog
  • Nov 26

    How to prepare for family court in Tarrant County

    How to prepare for family court in Tarrant County
    The majority of my family law practice is in Tarrant County where I assist clients with divorces, child custody, child support, modifications and enforcements. I spend a lot of time in the Tarrant County Family Courts and that gives me…
  • Nov 24

    Are you getting what you pay for with a cheap divorce in Texas?

    Are you getting what you pay for with a cheap divorce in Texas?
    There are a lot of lawyers and non-lawyers offering services with uncontested divorces in Tarrant County and Dallas County. Many of these entities offering low cost uncontested divorces offer prices far below what most divorce attorneys…
  • Nov 19

    Shared Interest vs. Separate Interest in a Texas QDRO

    Shared Interest vs. Separate Interest in a Texas QDRO
    One issue in dividing retirement accounts in a Texas divorce is determining whether the division should be based on a shared interest or a separate interest. This issue is technical and can be a confusing aspect of dividing retirement plans…
Rank this Week: 1805

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

Covers Massachusetts family and divorce law. By Nancy R. Van Tine.

http://www.massachusettsdivorcelawmonitor.com/
  • Nov 26

    Ha! Are You Ready for the Holidays?

    Ha! Are You Ready for the Holidays?
    Hi there, Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you all have a safe and fun holiday. Even though Christmas décor has been up for weeks, I’m just beginning to coordinate Christmas shopping for my grandkids with their parents and their other…
  • Oct 22

    Updates on Alimony Law

    Updates on Alimony Law
    Hi there, I have a few updates on what is happening in three cases that are testing the limits of the Alimony Reform Act. Much of the press and the writings about the act have been positive. This is partly driven by fathers rights…
  • Oct 6

    Gay Marriage now Legal in Majority of State

    Gay Marriage now Legal in Majority of State
    Hi there, I hope you all are enjoying this gorgeous fall morning. I’ve been sneaking peaks at the SCOTUS law blog to see what was going to happen with all the pending gay marriage appeals. Today is the day the Supreme Court was going to…
Rank this Week: 4825

Just Families

Just Families

Covers children's and family law. By New York Law School’s Diane Abbey Law Center for Children and Families.

http://www.justfamilies.org/
  • Nov 26

    Supporting Immigrant Worker Safety and Right

    Supporting Immigrant Worker Safety and Right
    By: Beth Rosner  Panelists: Magdalena Barbosa, Supervising Attorney, Make the Road New York Eunice Chang, Staff Attorney, Workers’ Rights Legal Clinic, MinKwon Center for Community Action James Rogers, Deputy Commissioner, NYS…
  • Nov 24

    Weekly Round-up November 24th, 2014

    Weekly Round-up November 24th, 2014
    Manhattan DA’s Pledge to End Rape-Kit Testing Backlogs: Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. has pledged to use $35 million in funds received as the result of civil forfeitures to help end the backlog in rape-kits around the…
  • Nov 10

    Weekly Round-up November 10th, 2014

    Weekly Round-up November 10th, 2014
    Special Education Class Action Lawsuit:   On Wednesday, a class action lawsuit was filed against the NYC Department of Education claiming that the Department has failed to comply with state and federal laws that require special education…
Rank this Week: 1053

ABC Family Law Blog

ABC Family Law Blog

Covers Florida family law. By the Law Firm of Adam B. Cordover, P.A.

http://abcfamilyblog.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 26

    Florida Same-Sex Annulment

    Florida Same-Sex Annulment
    As Florida does not currently recognize same-sex marriages, some judges have interpreted the state’s ban as precluding them from granting same-sex divorces.  I am involved in a case in which two women married in Massachusetts,…
  • Nov 22

    Advanced Training: Get More Collaborative Cases!

    Advanced Training: Get More Collaborative Cases!
    Are you an attorney, mental health professional, financial professional, or mediator who wants to build a profitable and satisfying collaborative practice?  Do you want more collaborative cases? Next Generation Divorce has a…
  • Nov 15

    Podcast: Comparing Collaborative Divorce and Mediation

    Podcast: Comparing Collaborative Divorce and Mediation
    I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Garin Vick in Tampa, Florida, where we recorded an interview for his podcast show, Divorce without Destruction.  We discussed the similarities and differences between collaborative…
Rank this Week: 4609

Updates in Michigan Family Law

Updates in Michigan Family Law

Covers adoption, annulment, child abuse, child custody and support, cohabitation, property division, domestic violence, divorce and separation. By Jeanne Hannah.

http://jeannehannah.typepad.com/blog_jeanne_hannah_traver/
  • Nov 26

    Delegation of Parental Authority | Getting your Ducks in a Row

    Delegation of Parental Authority | Getting your Ducks in a Row
    Imagine a client who is a single parent. That parent could be a business person with significant travel duties, it could be a military service member who may be away for long periods, back again for a short leave, then...
  • Nov 21

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

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

    Unsubstantiated CPS Reports of Abuse Result in Loss of Custody

    Unsubstantiated CPS Reports of Abuse Result in Loss of Custody
    Family lawyers are seeing a lot of custody cases these days in which allegations of abuse result in an investigation by Child Protection Services (CPS) workers. When a parent reports alleged abuse to CPS, that agency must investigate. If…
Rank this Week: 1976

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/
  • Nov 26

    Maryland Court Upholds Award of “Indefinite Alimony” to Wife

    Maryland Court Upholds Award of “Indefinite Alimony” to Wife
    Every state in the country has the authority to enact laws governing marriage and divorce. Couples who initiate divorce proceedings will be subject to their state’s particular laws. It is important to understand the family code in your…
  • Nov 12

    Maryland Court Refused to Reduce Father’s Child Support Payment

    Maryland Court Refused to Reduce Father’s Child Support Payment
    Divorce is difficult. Couples seeking to dissolve their marriage will likely face some challenging and potentially divisive issues, such as child custody and support, alimony, and the division of marital property. Ideally, the parties will…
  • Oct 28

    Maryland Recognizes Same-Sex Marriage (and Divorce); Some States Don’t

    Maryland Recognizes Same-Sex Marriage (and Divorce); Some States Don’t
    State laws govern various aspects of marriage and divorce. Since each state has the authority to enact such laws, there are many differences, both procedural and substantive, throughout the country. Here in Maryland, in 2012, Governor…
Rank this Week: 2474

Harris Firm Blog

Harris Firm Blog

Covers local and national events mainly in the areas of products liability, injury law, bankruptcy, divorce and family law, and some environmental law.

http://www.theharrisfirmllc.com/harrisfirmblog/
  • Nov 26

    IncomeWithholdingOrder

    IncomeWithholdingOrder
    What is an Income Withholding Order? An Income Withholding Order (IWO) is an order signed by an Alabama judge that is sent to the employer of a person that owes monthly support to another person, so that the amount can be garnished or…
  • Nov 13

    Do It Yourself Divorce Part Two

    Do It Yourself Divorce Part Two
    Do It Yourself Uncontested Divorce in Alabama Part Two The Divorce Documents:  Clauses and Language The first document that is filed in any divorce case, whether contested or uncontested, is the Complaint.  In the Complaint, you…
  • Nov 5

    DoItYourselfDivorcePart1

    DoItYourselfDivorcePart1
    Do It Yourself Uncontested Divorce in Alabama Part One This is a series of blogs on what to look out for when you purchase uncontested divorce documents online from a national document preparation company and to generally describe the divorce…
Rank this Week: 990

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

Covers family law in South Carolina.

http://www.scfamilylaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 26

    Happy Thanksgiving

    Happy Thanksgiving
    We wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. Take a moment today to consider all the things that you should be thankful for, and be sure to let those you love know that you love and appreciate them. Our office will close at Noon on Wednesday,…
  • Nov 25

    Walking Away from Marriage With a Billion Dollar

    Walking Away from Marriage With a Billion Dollar
    Everyone knows that divorce can be expensive, but it’s not very often that marriages end in billion dollar distributions – to be more specific, a $995.4 million settlement. However, that’s just what happened in the divorce…
  • Nov 24

    What Does Sole Custody Mean in South Carolina?

    What Does Sole Custody Mean in South Carolina?
    If you have a dispute with your child’s other parent, you might think that you understand the possible custody outcomes. Sole custody, in particular, seems like it should be straightforward. However, the truth is that it can be…
Rank this Week: 1072

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Covers developments in Tennessee family law.

http://herstontennesseefamilylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2797

New York Divorce Lawyer Blog

New York Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers New York family law and divorce law. By Andrea Vacca.

http://www.newyorkdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 25

    The Important Role of Divorce Coache

    The Important Role of Divorce Coache
    "Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending." - Maria Robinson As true as this quote may be, it's not easy to think about re-writing your future when you're in the process of divorcing.…
  • Oct 8

    The Unofficial, Long-Term Marital Separation

    The Unofficial, Long-Term Marital Separation
    Something I have been seeing more and more in my practice as a mediator and collaborative attorney are couples living apart for long periods of time, without being legally separated. For various reasons, many married couples decide to…
  • Oct 2

    The Unofficial, Long-Term Separation

    The Unofficial, Long-Term Separation
    This month, I explain how using an out-of-court divorce process such as mediation or collaborative law will allow you to maintain much more control over your life than litigation will allow. For various reasons, many married couples seeking…
Rank this Week: 4465

Nashville Divorce Lawyers Blog

Nashville Divorce Lawyers Blog

Covers family law. By Widrig Law PLLC.

http://www.nashvilledivorcelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1348

New York Personal Injury Lawyer…

New York Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkinjurylawyer247blog.com/
  • Nov 25

    Christ the King Regional High School

    Christ the King Regional High School
    A Kings Construction Accident Lawyer said that, in an action for a judgment declaring that the defendant is obligated to defend and indemnify the plaintiffs in an underlying personal injury action, commenced in the Supreme Court, Kings…
  • Nov 23

    The Coughlin Affd. cont...

    The Coughlin Affd. cont...
    Plaintiff goes on to explain that she relocated to the Philadelphia area after September 30th because I obtained a job more suited to my financial and professional needs in the Philadelphia area. The injury case law defendants cite is…
  • Nov 22

    The Coughlin Affd. cont...

    The Coughlin Affd. cont...
    Plaintiff goes on to explain that she relocated to the Philadelphia area after September 30th because I obtained a job more suited to my financial and professional needs in the Philadelphia area. The injury case law defendants cite is…
Rank this Week: 984

Virginia Family Law

Virginia Family Law

Covers Virginia family law issues. By Jason A. Weis.

http://www.familylawva.com/
Rank this Week: 4814

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, paternity and legal separation issues. By Roy M. Doppelt and Associates.

http://www.sandiegodivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 25

    California Court Retained Jurisdiction to Award Long-Term Spousal Support

    California Court Retained Jurisdiction to Award Long-Term Spousal Support
    Each divorce case presents a unique set of facts and important circumstances that can dramatically affect the course of the proceedings. Equally relevant is the California Family Code and how it will apply to these individual cases. When a…
  • Nov 18

    State Laws Vary on the Division of Marital Property in Divorce

    State Laws Vary on the Division of Marital Property in Divorce
    If you are thinking of initiating a divorce proceeding, be sure to understand how the state family code could affect your case, particularly how the provisions apply to property division. Each state has the authority to enact laws affecting…
  • Nov 11

    California Court Refuses to Reduce Father's Child Support Obligation

    California Court Refuses to Reduce Father's Child Support Obligation
    As a couple navigates the divorce process, there are many important issues to sort through, such as child custody, support, and the division of property. It is not surprising that couples often fail to see "eye to eye" on every matter,…
Rank this Week: 3323

NJ Family Legal Blog

NJ Family Legal Blog

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

http://njfamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 923

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/
  • Nov 25

    The Benefits of Divorce Mediation for Business Owner

    The Benefits of Divorce Mediation for Business Owner
    It is said that entrepreneurs have a high divorce rate.  If this is true, it is because building a business can require years of dedication, effort and singular focus. And this is one reason that anyone who owns a business should…
  • Nov 18

    What Issues Can Divorce Mediation Solve?

    What Issues Can Divorce Mediation Solve?
    Divorce Mediation is one of the most underrated methods of dispute resolution. California Divorce mediation services are underused by couples who are unaware of the potential of divorce mediation in Orange County. Most couples don’t…
  • Nov 6

    Prenuptial Agreements Can Assist in Property Division in a Divorce

    Prenuptial Agreements Can Assist in Property Division in a Divorce
    One of the most difficult issues to deal with in any divorce proceeding is the division of martial property. Typically the biggest question is what is to happen with the house, a question that may trigger sparring matches between the…
Rank this Week: 1222

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/
  • Nov 25

    Charles Manson and the Right to Marry in U.S. Prison

    Charles Manson and the Right to Marry in U.S. Prison
    Will convicted serial killer Charles Manson really get married? It's hard to tell. What we do know is that 26-year-old "Star" Afton Elaine Burton, who reportedly has been seeing Manson for nine years, obtained a marriage license in Kings…
  • Nov 18

    Premarital Agreement Disregarded in Divorce Case

    Premarital Agreement Disregarded in Divorce Case
    International marriages, when a divorce follows, can turn into messy divorces with surprising outcomes. Consider this case. After marrying in the Ukraine in 2004, Richard Villar and Olga moved to Alaska with the woman's daughter, Linda. As…
  • Oct 28

    When You Risk Losing Your Children, You Need An Experienced Dependency Lawyer

    When You Risk Losing Your Children, You Need An Experienced Dependency Lawyer
    How far would you go to keep your children? Would you hire an attorney? Would you appeal any decision that separated you from your kids? The answer is obvious, right? Every parent would do whatever it took to keep their children with…
Rank this Week: 4584

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/
  • Nov 25

    No same-sex divorce in Texas (yet)

    No same-sex divorce in Texas (yet)
    Several years ago, Texas adopted the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which give Texas the right to refuse to acknowledge legal same-sex marriages performed in other states. By not recognizing the marriages as valid, Texas law does not…
  • Nov 11

    WAIVER DANGER: Challenge when receiver is appointed in a Texas divorce

    WAIVER DANGER: Challenge when receiver is appointed in a Texas divorce
    The Texas Family Code provides that a receiver may be appointed to take control of certain assets in the middle of a Texas divorce proceeding. The standard for appointing a receiver is a relatively low bar – a receiver may be appointed…
  • Nov 4

    Torn up Pre-nup — Valid or Not?

    Torn up Pre-nup — Valid or Not?
    What would happen under Texas divorce law if two spouses decide after years of marriage to tear up their prenup? Is that enough to invalidate the agreement? I read with interest last week’s post from lawyer Daniel Clement of the New…
Rank this Week: 4474