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Divorce Strategy and Advice Blog

Divorce Strategy and Advice Blog

Helps women navigate the intricacies of divorce and save money along the way. By Helene Taylor.

http://heleneltaylor.com/blog/
  • Jul 24

    Should you become your ex-spouse’s creditor?

    Should you become your ex-spouse’s creditor?
    You’re negotiating a separation or divorce agreement, and your spouse offers to pay you $X monthly for X years in exchange for your ownership interest in the house, retirement account, stock options or some other valuable asset. Should…
  • Jun 3

    How to Say No to a Family Court Judge

    How to Say No to a Family Court Judge
    It seems simple enough. You should never agree with a Judge if you don’t actually agree with a Family Court Judge, right? Theoretically, yes, it is simple to say, “No your honor I don’t agree.” But in reality, when it…
  • Mar 15

    Practice Mindfulness in Divorce

    Practice Mindfulness in Divorce
    I stand before a judge in a public courtroom crowded with lawyers and clients awaiting their divorce hearings. My client’s husband created two counterfeit checks and, under penalty of perjury, presented copies of the checks to the court…
Rank this Week: 41

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Aug 15

    7 Of The Strangest Causes Of Divorce

    7 Of The Strangest Causes Of Divorce
    There are numerous factors that can influence a couple’s decision to divorce. The usual reasons are familiar. Finances are often a source of contention. Often there are disagreements over how to raise the children. Or maybe a couple…
  • Aug 14

    The Effect Of Annulment On Property Division

    The Effect Of Annulment On Property Division
    Question: My spouse and I are considering getting an annulment. How could that affect the division of property? Answer: I am not licensed to practice in your state and therefore cannot provide legal advice, but I can give some general tips…
  • Aug 10

    Strategies To Conquer Divorce-Related Anxiety

    Strategies To Conquer Divorce-Related Anxiety
    One of the most common side effects of divorce is a dramatic increase in anxiety. Feeling anxious during divorce is understandable. The entire process can hit you like a tsunami as your life undergoes such drastic changes. While this is a…
Rank this Week: 49

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Aug 14

    Divorce & The Younger Child

    Divorce & The Younger Child
    “Mom and Dad are getting a divorce.” To children, this statement can mean all different things depending on one thing – their age. For example, a baby or toddler would have no idea what this means. A fifth grader may be…
  • Aug 8

    Divorce: Should You Ditch the House?

    Divorce: Should You Ditch the House?
    If you’re getting a divorce and you own a home, you could have mixed emotions about the house. With California’s housing prices, the marital home can be a huge asset, but it’s also an ongoing expense – think…
  • Aug 1

    Same-Sex Parenting Today

    Same-Sex Parenting Today
    According to the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), “Studies estimate that between 1 and 9 million children in the United States have at least one parent who is lesbian or gay.” The AAMFT goes on…
Rank this Week: 50

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/
  • May 28

    Types of Expert

    Types of Expert
    In a previous blog, we talked about different classes of experts (Joint, Hired Gun, Review) employed in family law cases.  In this blog, we will talk about the different “types” of experts we use in family law.  Forensic…
  • May 24

    Hiring an Expert in Your Family Law Case

    Hiring an Expert in Your Family Law Case
    Lawyers love to make jokes about how bad we are at math.  Often those jokes include statements like, “if I were good at math I would have become an engineer” or if “I was good at math and science I would be a doctor not…
  • May 21

    Divorce Insurance

    Divorce Insurance
    A new product has just come on the market that may have piqued your interest if you are going through a divorce: Divorce Insurance. That’s right, you read correctly, divorce insurance actually exists! A man named Richard Zizian, a legal…
Rank this Week: 52

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Aug 19

    Unmarried Couples and Inheritance Right

    Unmarried Couples and Inheritance Right
    E. Gary Spitko (Santa Clara University School of Law) has posted on SSRN Intestate Inheritance Rights for Unmarried Committed Partners: Lessons for U.S. Law Reform from the Scottish Experience Iowa Law Review (forthcoming). Here is the…
  • Aug 18

    Divorce-Relocation Dispute

    Divorce-Relocation Dispute
    From U.S. News & World Report: TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey Supreme Court ruling reverses a decades-old law and sets a new standard in the interest of children in divorce-relocation disputes. The court ruling Tuesday affects cases…
  • Aug 17

    Marriage Evolution

    Marriage Evolution
    From U.S. News & World Report: If you haven't read Icelandic Nobel Prize winner Halldor Laxness' book "Independent People," you need to pick it up right away and bring it with you to the beach. It is an unforgettable story...
Rank this Week: 73

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Covers Virginia traffic and criminal law.

http://www.peterlouielaw.com/law-blog/
Rank this Week: 117

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/
Rank this Week: 107

Riverside County Family Law Blog

Riverside County Family Law Blog

Covers move away rights, obtaining or defending support applications and enforcing support orders, characterizing and dividing community property, and custody and visitation rights. By Thurman W. Arnold III.

http://www.thurmanarnold.com/Blog/Recent-Blog-Posts/RSS.xml
Rank this Week: 125

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: 155

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: 105

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

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

    Family Law Lawyer Creates Fake Accounts for Opposing Counsel

    Family Law Lawyer Creates Fake Accounts for Opposing Counsel
    Two busy family law lawyers in Illinois, Michelle Mosby-Scott and Drew R. Quitschau spent hours sparring in court as opposing counsel on dozens of cases. However, their professional relationship became complicated, even sinister, when Ms.…
  • Aug 1

    Should Canadian Judges Wearing “Trump” Attire be Disciplined?

    Should Canadian Judges Wearing “Trump” Attire be Disciplined?
    Is discipline in order for an Ontario judge who went shopping wearing a “Make American Great Again” t-shirt? What about a judge sitting in court the day after the American election wearing a baseball cap with the same logo? Local…
  • Jul 21

    Zealous Advocacy or Abuse of Process?

    Zealous Advocacy or Abuse of Process?
    This week two Vancouver lawyers were excoriated by a Supreme Court Justice because of the tactics they employed in a case involving the proposed adoption of a young Metis child, referred to as SS. (A.S. v. British Columbia (Director Of Child,…
Rank this Week: 173

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/
  • Aug 13

    Brinkman v Brinkman

    Brinkman v Brinkman
    NY Slip Op 05702 July 19, 2017 Decision Continue reading
  • Aug 10

    EV v RV NY Slip Op 05994

    EV v RV NY Slip Op 05994
    E.V. v R.V. NY Slip Op. 05994 August 2, 2017 Continue reading
  • Aug 3

    Scheriff v Scheriff

    Scheriff v Scheriff
    NY Slip Op 05760 July 19, 2017 Decision Continue reading
Rank this Week: 195

Farzad Family Law Blawg

Farzad Family Law Blawg

Covers California divorce and family law blog, with a focus on Orange County.

http://www.farzadlaw.com/family-law-articles/
  • Aug 12

    Family Code 271 Attorney’s Fees and Cost

    Family Code 271 Attorney’s Fees and Cost
    Family Code 271 is one of the most powerful code sections in California family law. Family Code 271 allows for sanctions in the form of attorney’s fees and costs when a family law litigant violates its policy. What does Family Code 271…
  • Jul 24

    Child Born Out of Wedlock and a Father’s Right

    Child Born Out of Wedlock and a Father’s Right
    This article will discuss a child born out of wedlock and a father’s rights in such a situation. A child born out of wedlock can be a joyous occasion as well as a stressful one. Depending on the nature and extent of the relationship…
  • Jul 19

    What is IndieGoGo? That is Exactly What I Asked When I Heard About It.

    What is IndieGoGo? That is Exactly What I Asked When I Heard About It.
    It is not often I promote news related to new social media outlets on the firm’s website. But every once in a while an idea comes along that merits promotion. That idea is The Good Men Project’s IndieGoGo campaign. What is…
Rank this Week: 222

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By the Law Office of Peter Van Aulen.

http://www.newjerseydivorcelawyerblog.net/
  • Aug 11

    Bisbing v. Bisbing Makes a Major Change in NJ Child Custody Laws Regarding Child Relocation

    Bisbing v. Bisbing Makes a Major Change in NJ Child Custody Laws Regarding Child Relocation
    In New Jersey, family law cases always provide courts the opportunity to create new law, particularly when it comes to child custody laws in NJ. One very recent case, Bisbing v. Bisbing, added an interpretation for what is necessary to…
  • Aug 5

    New Jersey Alimony Laws and the Case of Hersch v. Hersch

    New Jersey Alimony Laws and the Case of Hersch v. Hersch
    In a recently unreported case, Hersch v Hersch, the court once again was called upon to interpret New Jersey alimony laws. The parties had been married 15 years when they decided to divorce in 2010. They had two children of the marriage, who,…
  • Jul 29

    Jurisdiction and Child Custody Laws in NJ

    Jurisdiction and Child Custody Laws in NJ
    A recent case out of New Jersey gives a great overview of the myriad child custody laws in NJ, particularly concerning jurisdictional aspects. The case, BG v LH, concerns three children. The eldest son has mental health issues, but lives in…
Rank this Week: 177

Divorce Done Differently

Divorce Done Differently

Information and advice on dealing with divorce in a cordial and humane way. By the Family Law Center.

http://www.familylawcenter.us/index.php/blog
  • Aug 7

    Frequently asked questions about Child Custody or a Parenting Plan

    Frequently asked questions about Child Custody or a Parenting Plan
    FAQ’s about a parenting plan or child custody agreement:  Q: What is a parenting plan or child custody agreement? A: During a separation parents need to create a plan to decide how their children will be cared for going forward.…
  • Jul 28

    Work Change Marriage Breakdown

    Work Change Marriage Breakdown
    Anthony Scaramucci and his wife have filed for Divorce. Scaramucci is the new White House communication director. He has been prominent in the news over the last week since joining Trump’s White House. Scaramucci, 53, has been married…
  • Jun 28

    FATHER’S RIGHTS

    FATHER’S RIGHTS
    Father’s Rights – Throughout the years, fathers from all over the country have been fighting for equal rights within the Family Court System. The Fathers’ rights movement, resulted from the 1960s and 70s, during a time…
Rank this Week: 190

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By John S. Yohanan.

http://www.bayareadivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Marital Settlement Agreements are Tough to Undo in California

    Marital Settlement Agreements are Tough to Undo in California
    A marital settlement agreement can be a great tool for divorcing spouses. These agreements let the spouses decide largely for themselves how their children will be cared for, how their property will be divided, and how issues like spousal…
  • Jul 17

    Increasing Spousal Support in California Divorce Case

    Increasing Spousal Support in California Divorce Case
    California courts typically order one divorcing spouse to pay the other spouse alimony or spousal support in order to help the receiving spouse maintain a certain standard of living similar to that enjoyed during the marriage. Judges take a…
  • Jun 30

    How Length of Marriage Impacts Spousal Support – In re Marriage of Abrew

    How Length of Marriage Impacts Spousal Support – In re Marriage of Abrew
    Courts look at a number of factors when they decide whether to order one spouse to pay alimony or support to the other following a divorce. They also consider various factors when the paying spouse asks for the order to be changed or…
Rank this Week: 225

Williams Law Group Blog

Williams Law Group Blog

Covers New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency issues.

http://newjerseydyfsdefense.com/blog
  • Jul 21

    Can I Be Removed From the Child Abuse Registry?

    Can I Be Removed From the Child Abuse Registry?
    The child abuse registry maintains information that can help keep children safe, but it can also cast a formidable shadow across the reputation of anyone on it.
  • Jul 20

    Moving Out of State With Your Child

    Moving Out of State With Your Child
    Even if you are the custodial parent, the law can prevent you from moving to a different state with your child. The law protects the right of both the custodial and non-custodial parent to spend time with a child.
  • Jul 19

    What Is a Fact-Finding Hearing?

    What Is a Fact-Finding Hearing?
    In child welfare cases, the fact-finding hearing is one of the most pivotal hearings you will have. A fact-finding hearing is “a hearing to determine whether the child is an abused or neglected child as defined herein.”
Rank this Week: 162

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: 200

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
  • Aug 18

    What do we mean by custody?

    What do we mean by custody?
    Parents come to my office wanting to litigate custody. Often they are not sure what it means but they know they want it. Terms like “sole custody,” “shared custody,” “joint custody,” and “primary…
  • Aug 14

    Was there wisdom in the “tender years” doctrine

    Was there wisdom in the “tender years” doctrine
    There is no doubt that the “tender years” doctrine–which favored granting mothers custody of young children–would not pass constitutional muster in the 21st century. Such gender based classifications cannot survive…
  • Aug 10

    Two recent interesting unpublished family law opinion

    Two recent interesting unpublished family law opinion
    I rarely blog about unpublished opinions because even when they are interesting, and even when they should have been published, they rarely do anything other than restate legal principals that have been established in published opinions.…
Rank this Week: 381

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/
  • Aug 17

    4 Simple Tips for Removing Stress from Shared Expenses and Reimbursement

    4 Simple Tips for Removing Stress from Shared Expenses and Reimbursement
    4 Simple Tips for Removing Stress from Shared Expenses and Reimbursements As a divorced parent, you may have encountered lots of confusion and stress when working with your co-parent to figure out how best to handle shared expenses and…
  • Aug 15

    Be Kind to Yourself: Social Media + Coparenting

    Be Kind to Yourself: Social Media + Coparenting
    Be Kind to Yourself: Social Media + Coparenting Facebook revealed last year that their users spent an average of 50 minutes per day scrolling through their feeds. As busy coparents, you may have less opportunity than the average…
  • Aug 10

    7 Strategies to Overcome Conflict in Co-Parenting

    7 Strategies to Overcome Conflict in Co-Parenting
    7 Strategies to Overcome Conflict in Co-Parenting Overcoming conflict is often easier said than done between two individuals who have divorced or separated. Ending the relationship may have provided some relief to the conflict between the…
Rank this Week: 231

Family Law & Divorce Information…

Family Law & Divorce Information in Houston, Texas

By Busby & Associates.

http://busby-lee.com/familylawblog
  • Aug 14

    Duties of a Houston Divorce Lawyer

    Duties of a Houston Divorce Lawyer
    Michael Busby Even if your marriage has failed, your life has to go on. This calls for a logical analysis and conclusion of divorce proceedings. A Houston divorce lawyer has his work clearly cut. He will not only be your legal counselor, but…
  • Aug 7

    Is there anything you can do to influence the court in your favor?

    Is there anything you can do to influence the court in your favor?
    Michael Busby A judge in a divorce court has seen it all. He or she has seen the drama queens, the crocodile tears, the acting, the anger and foul temper…all of it. Few things will faze a Houston family law judge. In fact, most of them…
  • Aug 1

    Houston Divorce Court Staff

    Houston Divorce Court Staff
    Michael Busby If your Houston divorce lawyer has not already told you the staff that you will encounter in the divorce court, the list below can be informative. It is important to know the role of each of these people. They will be the people…
Rank this Week: 395

Sarieh Law Offices ALC Blog

Sarieh Law Offices ALC Blog

Covers California family law.

http://www.sariehlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 23

    What To Do When You Want a Divorce, But Your Spouse Doesn’t

    What To Do When You Want a Divorce, But Your Spouse Doesn’t
    Getting a divorce in California is always a complicated legal process, and if you want to divorce but your spouse doesn’t, it’s probably going to be even more complicated. In Southern California, if you are divorcing your spouse…
  • Jun 22

    How Much Does a Divorce Cost in Orange County?

    How Much Does a Divorce Cost in Orange County?
    In the state of California, what is the cost of a divorce? Without any details, it’s just impossible to say. Every couple’s situation is unique, and every divorce is different. In Orange County and throughout Southern California,…
  • May 22

    What Are The Rights Of Unwed Fathers In California

    What Are The Rights Of Unwed Fathers In California
    In the past, the parental rights of unmarried fathers were either ignored or given little consideration by the courts, and few unmarried fathers were prepared to fight for their parental rights. In recent years, however, unmarried fathers…
Rank this Week: 258

Men's Family Law

Men's Family Law

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

http://mensfamilylaw.com/?cat=5
  • Jul 18

    Help Men teach Men To Be Better Men – GoodMenProject.com

    Help Men teach Men To Be Better Men – GoodMenProject.com
    Hey Guys, I’ve been writing for the GoodMenProject.com for years. You may have read my articles on contraception for teens or about my documentary What About The Men? regarding domestic violence and male victims. I’ve covered…
  • May 30

    Prenuptial Agreement

    Prenuptial Agreement
    Memorial Day is in the rear view mirror and we are rounding the corner into June, the most popular month to get married in the United States.  Unfortunately, many of these marriages will not make it, and a prenuptial agreement is a…
  • May 24

    What is the Difference Between Domestic Violence and Domestic Abuse?

    What is the Difference Between Domestic Violence and Domestic Abuse?
    Domestic abuse and domestic violence are two terms which hold a great deal of weight in family law courtrooms. Both are used to secure domestic violence restraining orders, and the prevention of domestic abuse, and violence, is one of the…
Rank this Week: 236

The Divorce Collaborative

The Divorce Collaborative

Covers Massachusetts family law, divorce mediation and collaborative divorce. By Stephen F. McDonough.

http://www.divorcecollaborative.com
  • Mar 2

    Part 2 – How Much Will My Divorce Mediation Cost?

    Part 2 – How Much Will My Divorce Mediation Cost?
    If you did not have a chance to read Part One about the range of fees for divorce mediation, please do so or be prepared to be confused. The answer is X-Rays. Yes, that is right, X-Rays. My dentist can …
  • Mar 2

    Valuation Issues Surrounding Professional Practices at Divorce

    Valuation Issues Surrounding Professional Practices at Divorce
    When a divorcing spouse owns a business, several factors must be examined as part of the distribution of the marital estate. The type of business entity in question will obviously play a major role in how the business asset will …
  • Mar 2

    What Do We Make?

    What Do We Make?
    I was watching television earlier  tonight  – on Valentine’s night as a matter of fact – and saw a commercial for BMW automobiles.  It was a fairly long spot during the olympics, right after I decided that I…
Rank this Week: 367

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

Covers Florida real estate law, foreclosure defense, bankruptcy, estate planning and family law.

http://www.thorpelawfirm.com/blog/
  • Aug 31

    A&P Bankruptcy

    A&P Bankruptcy
    A&P, once a leader in the grocery store business, is declaring Chapter 11 bankruptcy for the second time in five years. They are currently facing 2.3 billion dollars of debt, and many of their stores are losing money. Although they…
  • Aug 14

    Do Your Research Before Filing For Chapter 7

    Do Your Research Before Filing For Chapter 7
    While bankruptcy is one route many consumers take to get out of debt, the paperwork can be long and complicated. The cost of hiring a bankruptcy lawyer can be daunting, and it can be tempting to try and do it … Continue reading…
  • Jul 30

    Colt Defense Bankruptcy

    Colt Defense Bankruptcy
    Colt Defense, LLC, a maker of firearms for 179 years has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the U.S. Bankruptcy court in Wilmington, Delaware. Officials say they plan to financially restructure as to allow for an “accelerated…
Rank this Week: 248

Massachusetts Divorce & Family…

Massachusetts Divorce & Family Law Blog

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

http://massachusettsfamilylaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 328

Missouri Divorce and Family Law…

Missouri Divorce and Family Law Blog

Covers alimony/maintenance, bankruptcy, child support, custody and visitation, divorce, paternity, property division and taxes. By Mark Wortman.

http://familylaw.mwortmanlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 566

North Carolina Divorce Lawyers…

North Carolina Divorce Lawyers Blog

Covers family law. By Woodruff Family Law Group.

http://www.northcarolinadivorcelawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    Cross-Appeals: Timing is Everything

    Cross-Appeals: Timing is Everything
    Jennifer A. Crissman, Attorney, Woodruff Family Law Group                Timing, as they say, is everything, and if you are appealing an Order in North Carolina, this is…
  • Aug 16

    “To Pay or Not to Pay”

    “To Pay or Not to Pay”
    By: Ben N. Neece, Attorney, Woodruff Family Law Group             At the heart of many family law related disputes lie arguably the most difficult decisions regarding the children and…
  • Aug 9

    Child support – College issues and IRS question

    Child support – College issues and IRS question
    Dear Carolyn, My daughter just graduated from high school, and she is college bound.  Her father and I divorced three years ago.  Her father paid child support, but I understand child support is ending now as she is already…
Rank this Week: 883

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/
  • Aug 18

    Why Divorce Mediation Is Better Than Litigation

    Why Divorce Mediation Is Better Than Litigation
    The decision on whether one should settle your divorce case through mediation or litigation will depend on individual circumstances of every case. There are many cases when the two parties can sit together and negotiate their settlement…
  • Aug 17

    Issues Related To Retirement Benefits and Divorce

    Issues Related To Retirement Benefits and Divorce
    The entire divorce process is quite a complicated one as there are various issues to be handled and sorted out such as distributing marital assets, parenting plans, custody issues along with the emotional trauma a spouse may go through during…
  • Aug 16

    These Are The Emotional Phases of Divorce

    These Are The Emotional Phases of Divorce
    No two people react the same way to their divorce. However, there are certain emotional phases everyone goes through while experiencing their divorce. There are certain phases that could be as painful as the feeling when a dear one passes…
Rank this Week: 868

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
  • Aug 18

    Can a Drunk Person Enter Into a Contract?

    Can a Drunk Person Enter Into a Contract?
    People who are intoxicated often make bad decisions, including signing contracts they may regret when the hangover kicks in. Can they simply claim intoxication and get out of the deal? The short answer: maybe. One of the four essential…
  • Aug 16

    6 Ways to Streamline Evidence

    6 Ways to Streamline Evidence
    Juries usually base their verdicts on a small number of crucial points. But lawyers tend to offer as much evidence as possible, believing this will make their case more convincing or fearing they’ll leave something out. Finding the fine…
  • Aug 14

    Revocation-on-Divorce Statute May Have Retroactive Reach

    Revocation-on-Divorce Statute May Have Retroactive Reach
    When the marriage is over, former spouses usually want their property to go somewhere else when they die. At least the revocation-on-divorce statute assumes this is so and renders transfers made to the other spouse null and void. The statute…
Rank this Week: 590

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

Covers California divorce and child custody law. By Beck Law.

http://www.santarosafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 17

    Terminating a Registered Domestic Partnership

    Terminating a Registered Domestic Partnership
    How does one go about terminating a registered domestic partnership in California? When termination of the relationship is the only option, couples who are registered as domestic partners experience not only the emotional devastation common…
  • Jun 19

    Transmutation of Property Under California Law

    Transmutation of Property Under California Law
    Transmutation of assets and debts in a California divorce. One of the most difficult aspects facing divorcing couples, aside from issues of child support and child visitation, is the issue of division of property. Some of the most contentious…
  • May 12

    Determining Child Custody and Visitation Through Mediation

    Determining Child Custody and Visitation Through Mediation
    Determining Child Custody and Visitation Through Mediation. No parent wants to have to fight for time with his or her children. In an ideal world, parents would see their children as often as possible and would never disagree about what is…
Rank this Week: 544

California Divorce Blawg

California Divorce Blawg

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

http://www.hardinglaw.com/blog
  • Aug 16

    Harding & Associates Family Law attorney named to 2018 Best Lawyers™ list

    Harding & Associates Family Law attorney named to 2018 Best Lawyers™ list
    Pleasanton, CA, August 16, 2017 — Harding & Associates Family Law is pleased to announce that John Harding has been included in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has…
  • Aug 3

    Divorce Recovery

    Divorce Recovery
    3 Tips to Help You Recover from Divorce Your anger, confusion, feeling lost, and frustration is to be expected at this time. But you can also to think of how to emerge from this difficult place. Please click here to learn more.
  • Jul 27

    John Harding Named as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Northern California

    John Harding Named as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Northern California
    San Francisco Magazine and Super Lawyers have name Harding & Associates Family Law principal John Harding to their list of the Top 100 Lawyers in Northern California. This is a rare honor, and a reflection on the hard work and dedication…
Rank this Week: 492

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: 831

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/
  • Aug 16

    Business records of a marital household – exception to hearsay

    Business records of a marital household – exception to hearsay
    In family law cases, issues often arise regarding the admissibility of records that are maintained by a spouse or the household, like bank statements or children’s school records. Hearsay rules might seem to prevent admissibility of…
  • Aug 11

    Interim attorneys fees in divorce with no children

    Interim attorneys fees in divorce with no children
    I get questions pretty frequently from other lawyers that I mentor about how to request and get interim attorneys fees while a divorce is pending when there’s no kids. (The standard for awarding interim attorneys fees in a…
  • Aug 2

    Trend to 50/50 access in Texa

    Trend to 50/50 access in Texa
    What’s up with the trend to 50/50 parenting time in Texas? How is child support fixed when there is equal parenting time? What are some ways that 50/50 works? See it all in my video blog today.… Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 606

Tennessee Attorneys Blog

Tennessee Attorneys Blog

Covers family and injury law, estate planning and medical malpractice. By Martin Heller Potempa & Sheppard, PLLC.

http://www.tennesseeattorneysblog.com/
  • Aug 15

    Beneficiary’s Death Complicates Administration of Tennessee Estate

    Beneficiary’s Death Complicates Administration of Tennessee Estate
    When a beneficiary under a will has died before the testator has passed away, the devise to the beneficiary is known as a lapsed gift.  In some cases, this may complicate the probate administration proceedings.  In a July 25, 2017…
  • Aug 15

    Tennessee Court Awards Long-Term Alimony to Wife After Thirty-Year Marriage End

    Tennessee Court Awards Long-Term Alimony to Wife After Thirty-Year Marriage End
    Spouses who divorce after a lengthy marriage may have disputes related to a sudden change in income or other financial concerns.  The Court of Appeals of Tennessee considered the issue of transitional alimony in an August 1, 2017…
  • Aug 1

    Tennessee Court Examines Damages Awarded to Plaintiff in Car Accident Appeal

    Tennessee Court Examines Damages Awarded to Plaintiff in Car Accident Appeal
    Accident victims may be able to recover compensation for different kinds of economic and non-economic loss in a negligence claim.  In a July 14, 2017 case, the Court of Appeals of Tennessee reviewed a jury award of damages to a…
Rank this Week: 900

Indiana Injury and Family Lawyer…

Indiana Injury and Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.indianainjuryandfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 15

    Court of Appeals Allows Attorney Fees in Indiana Wrongful Death Lawsuit

    Court of Appeals Allows Attorney Fees in Indiana Wrongful Death Lawsuit
    Nothing is more devastating than the loss of a child, especially when it occurs because of another person’s negligence, or the failure to use reasonable care.  Recently, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled that Indiana’s Child…
  • Aug 1

    Indiana Drunk Driving Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed After Teen Die

    Indiana Drunk Driving Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed After Teen Die
    The parents of a teen killed in a drunk driving accident in Muncie have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the motorist accused of killing him. The negligence lawsuit comes little more than a year after the defendant was convicted of…
  • Jul 19

    Gary Truck Accident Lawsuit Claims Trucking Company Negligent

    Gary Truck Accident Lawsuit Claims Trucking Company Negligent
    Liability will be a hotly disputed issue in a recently filed Indiana truck accident lawsuit. According to NWI.com, the lawsuit was filed on behalf of a 35-year-old man with autism who suffered significant brain damage and multiple…
Rank this Week: 579

Shaw Family Law Blog

Shaw Family Law Blog

Covers Illinois family law.

http://www.kanecountydivorceattorneys.com/st-charles-lawyers
  • Aug 14

    Resources Domestic Violence Victims Can Use to Escape Their Marriage

    Resources Domestic Violence Victims Can Use to Escape Their Marriage
    Before you can divorce your abusive spouse, you might need to get yourself out of your home and into a healthy mental and physical state. You can do this by making use of the resources available to you provided by the Illinois Coalition…
  • Aug 9

    Determining If Mediation Is Right for Your Divorce

    Determining If Mediation Is Right for Your Divorce
    If your marriage has reached the point where divorce is inevitable, do not assume that a lengthy court battle has to be part of your divorce. You and your spouse could be good candidates for mediation, which will make the divorce process…
  • Jul 27

    Immigrant Status and Illinois Family Law Issue

    Immigrant Status and Illinois Family Law Issue
    In the wake of recent political upheavals, it is becoming common to encounter instances when family law questions and concerns acquire an immigration element. Many U.S. citizens hold dual citizenship or are married to foreign nationals. Their…
Rank this Week: 433

Divorce: New York

Divorce: New York

By Neil Cahn, PLLC.

http://www.divorceny.com/
  • Aug 14

    Travel Expenses Credit Against Child Support Reduced on Appeal

    Travel Expenses Credit Against Child Support Reduced on Appeal
    In its July 5, 2017 decision in Decillis v. Decillis, the Appellate Division, Second Department, recognized, but significantly reduced a credit against a formula child support obligation for the father’s extraordinary visitation travel…
  • Jul 30

    Considering Potential Capital Gains Tax Liabilities in Divorce

    Considering Potential Capital Gains Tax Liabilities in Divorce
    If you were fortunate enough to buy stock in Apple Inc. in early 2009, you might have paid $13 per share. It’s now worth $150. If you’re getting a divorce holding Apple shares with a substantially lower-than-market cost basis, you…
  • Jul 24

    Child Support and Social Security Disability Payments Received for the Children’s Benefit

    Child Support and Social Security Disability Payments Received for the Children’s Benefit
    In a recent decision of the Appellate Division, Fourth Department, in Holeck v. Beyel, 145 A.D.3d 1600, 43 N.Y.S.2d 816, the court upheld a direction to a disabled father (the non-custodial parent) to apply to the Social Security…
Rank this Week: 870

NJ Family Legal Blog

NJ Family Legal Blog

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

http://njfamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Aug 10

    SUPREME COURT OF NEW JERSEY DEPARTS FROM STANDARD UTILIZED IN RELOCATION CASES

    SUPREME COURT OF NEW JERSEY DEPARTS FROM STANDARD UTILIZED IN RELOCATION CASES
    In what seemed like an eventual, but no less dramatic change in family law jurisprudence, the Supreme Court of New Jersey in Bisbing v. Bisbing overturned the well-established two-part test used in determining whether a primary custodian…
  • Jun 29

    A Rainbow by Any Other Name-Legal Name Change Granted for Transgender Child

    A Rainbow by Any Other Name-Legal Name Change Granted for Transgender Child
    In a case of first impression in New Jersey, I was privileged to represent the mother and custodial parent of a transgender child in a contested, but successful, application for  the child’s legal name to be changed to the name…
  • Jun 29

    A Rainbow by Any other Name-Legal Name Change Granted for Transgender Child

    A Rainbow by Any other Name-Legal Name Change Granted for Transgender Child
    In a case of first impression in New Jersey, I was privileged to represent the mother and custodial parent of a transgender child in a contested, but successful, application for  the child’s legal name to be changed to the name…
Rank this Week: 691

All Family Law Group, P.A.

All Family Law Group, P.A.

Covers divorce, family law and bankruptcy.

http://www.familymaritallaw.blogspot.com
  • Aug 4

    How to Petition for a Stepparent Adoption in Florida

    How to Petition for a Stepparent Adoption in Florida
    Most depictions of stepparents in the media present callous individuals who detest any children from the first marriage. This image of the cruel stepparent diminishes the many caring and healthy relationships shared between stepchildren and…
  • Aug 1

    Child Custody Concerns for Military Personnel Post-Divorce

    Child Custody Concerns for Military Personnel Post-Divorce
    Having and raising a family while being an active member of the military is no easy task. Being away from one’s children and spouse during the long periods of deployment is hard because this parent misses out on a lot of childhood…
  • Jul 27

    Filing for Divorce as a Stay-at-Home Spouse

    Filing for Divorce as a Stay-at-Home Spouse
    When someone starts contemplating divorce, a number of considerations must be factored into the final decision. For spouses who chose to pause their career in favor of raising children, the financial implications of divorce cannot be…
Rank this Week: 700

New Jersey Family Law Blog

New Jersey Family Law Blog

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

http://www.newjerseyfamilylawblog.com/
  • Aug 1

    Make Sure Visitation Terms Are Clearly Stated

    Make Sure Visitation Terms Are Clearly Stated
    It is generally believed children benefit from healthy relationships with both of their parents. That’s why in divorces, parents often are awarded joint custody. In this way, they continue to share in the decisions and responsibilities…
  • Jul 1

    Couples Who Divorce Late In Life Need to Protect Their Retirement Fund

    Couples Who Divorce Late In Life Need to Protect Their Retirement Fund
    Gray divorce — the term given to couples age 50 and older who terminate their marriages — seems to be a growing trend. The National Center for Health Statistics reported that in 2015 there were 10 divorced people for every…
  • Jun 1

    ‘Till Death – or Politics – Do Us Part

    ‘Till Death – or Politics – Do Us Part
    It has long been said that there are two topics of discussion to avoid if you want to maintain your relationships – religion and politics. Never has that been truer than now it seems, especially as it pertains to politics. A recent…
Rank this Week: 728

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/
  • Jul 28

    Don't Rely on the Hague Convention for Overseas Visit

    Don't Rely on the Hague Convention for Overseas Visit
    When considering whether to be concerned that the other parent plans to take a child on an overseas visit - which is normally a great benefit to a child and should generally be encouraged - it can be a huge mistake to rely merely on the…
  • Jul 13

    Monaco’s New Law on International Private Law

    Monaco’s New Law on International Private Law
    Jeremy D. MorleyOn June 28, 2017 Monaco adopted a new Law on Private International Law. It sets forth the rules concerning divorce jurisdiction, authorizes spousal selection of the law to govern marital regimes, and provides rules concerning…
  • Jul 11

    India’s Chief Justice and India’s Status as a Safe Haven for International Child Abduction

    India’s Chief Justice and India’s Status as a Safe Haven for International Child Abduction
    by Jeremy D. MorleyOn July 8, 2017 the Chief Justice of India, Hon’ble Shri Jagdish Singh Khehar, addressed the issue of India’s failure to sign the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, in a…
Rank this Week: 758

Michael A. Meschino Blog

Michael A. Meschino Blog

Covers Illinois family law.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelaw.org/blog/
  • Jul 20

    The Rules of Lead Disclosure in Illinoi

    The Rules of Lead Disclosure in Illinoi
    Federal laws require property owners and their real estate agent to disclose the presence of lead in both residential and commercial real estate transactions. These disclosures must be made before a sale is finalized and failing to disclose…
  • Jul 12

    The Consequences of Failing to Pay Child Support

    The Consequences of Failing to Pay Child Support
    In Illinois, court ordered child support payments are mandatory. If a parent fails to make payments, state and/or federal authorities may step in to impose various penalties that range from fines to jail time. Illinois Child Support Payments…
  • Jun 13

    Alternatives to a Traditional Divorce

    Alternatives to a Traditional Divorce
    For many couples contemplating divorce, there are viable alternatives to a traditional divorce that offer benefits. A divorce lawyer can explain possible alternatives and benefits and provide information on each based on a couple’s…
Rank this Week: 902

HeyAnnette

HeyAnnette

Covers Arizona family law. By Annette T. Burns.

http://heyannette.com/blog/
  • Jul 20

    Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Trainings – updated July 20, 2017

    Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Trainings – updated July 20, 2017
    The Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence has several upcoming trainings that can help meet the DV and child abuse requirements for those issuing reports in court matters — see their events calendar here. More trainings…
  • Jul 5

    U.S. Supreme Court Finally Resolves Arizona Divorce Cases on Military Retired Pay

    U.S. Supreme Court Finally Resolves Arizona Divorce Cases on Military Retired Pay
    In 2012, I wrote a post here about Merrill v. Merrill, which was then an Arizona Court of Appeals case.   The AZ Court of Appeals, back then, ruled that a payor-Husband who reduced military retired pay  (MRP) payments to his ex-wife…
  • May 18

    Email Etiquette Remains a Hot Topic

    Email Etiquette Remains a Hot Topic
    I was sent this link about Email etiquette and it looks really great.   It reminded me of this article, YourOnlinePresence,  that I wrote years and years ago.    The article is certainly old (2011!) and needs…
Rank this Week: 423

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Covers Massachusetts law in the areas of family law, real estate, litigation, and other legal issues. By Alan Pransky.

http://massfamilylawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 15

    Planning for death is more than writing a will.

    Planning for death is more than writing a will.
    Planning for your own death is more than writing a will and instructions on how you want doctors to treat you. You should take steps to provide information to your family and heirs to make administration of your estateeasier. Anticipating…
  • Feb 25

    Don't give in to peer pressure bullying negotiation

    Don't give in to peer pressure bullying negotiation
    Don't give in to peer pressure bullying negotiations.1From the time that I started practicing law others have told me do act in a particular way or do things differently using the argument “that's how everybody else does it.” In…
  • Feb 20

    Separation agreements can't contract away bankruptcy protection

    Separation agreements can't contract away bankruptcy protection
    I recently negotiated a separation agreement in a divorce in which the opposing attorney insisted on inserting a clause that on its face prevented the parties from receiving the benefit of bankruptcy laws if one of them filed a bankruptcy…
Rank this Week: 884