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Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

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

http://www.massachusettsdivorcelawmonitor.com/
  • Jan 12

    Divorce and Lottery Winnings: What Are the Chances?

    Divorce and Lottery Winnings: What Are the Chances?
    As people scramble to purchase Powerball tickets for a chance (however small) at the 1.3 billion dollar jackpot, the largest in U.S. history, I couldn’t help but think about the practical considerations that come into play when dealing…
  • Jan 7

    Can You Undo Divorce Decrees Once They’re Final?

    Can You Undo Divorce Decrees Once They’re Final?
    Have you ever wondered if a divorce is always final or whether a divorce judgment can be “undone” or “modified?” The short answer: Like everything else, it depends. In general, divorce and divorce judgements are final.…
  • Dec 31

    A Look Back at 2015

    A Look Back at 2015
    Hi there, We’ve had an exciting year here at the Divorce Law Monitor! We’ve added new contributors, expanded readership and updated our look. We’re happy to announce that in 2016 we will debuting a new mobile-friendly…
Rank this Week: 937

The History of Custody Law

The History of Custody Law

Traces the development of custody law from prehistoric times to the modern day. By the Law Office of Tom James.

http://tomjameslaw.com/blog/category/history-of-custody-law-2/
  • Nov 30

    Bolden vs. Does: Eviscerating the parental rights of unwed father

    Bolden vs. Does: Eviscerating the parental rights of unwed father
    The U.S. Supreme Court’s denial of certiorari this year in the case of Bolden v. Does (In re Adoption of J.S.)1 is disappointing. This case presented the Court with a perfect opportunity to reconsider its questionable ruling in Quilloin…
  • Aug 23

    Should Custody Law Be Abolished?

    Should Custody Law Be Abolished?
    In a previous blog post1 I explained why custody designations still matter, in terms of their impact on legal rights. The bigger question behind that one is: Should custody labels still matter? To put it another way: Has the time come to…
  • Aug 15

    Effect of heterologous insemination statutes on parental right

    Effect of heterologous insemination statutes on parental right
    To enable married couples to become legal parents despite the husband’s impotency, and to obviate the need for a formal adoption, several states have enacted statutes providing that under certain circumstances a child born to a married…
Rank this Week: 1081

McLean County Divorce

McLean County Divorce

Covers Illinois family law. By Jon D. McLaughlin.

http://mcleancountydivorce.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 25

    New Law on Illinois Child Support

    New Law on Illinois Child Support
    The changes to the Child Support Laws (becoming effective 1/1/16) include an allowable deduction for student loan debt. This is pretty significant because courts have pretty much told folks to take a hike when they ask for a reduction in…
  • Sep 23

    McLean County Illinois Court Records Online

    McLean County Illinois Court Records Online
    Public Access Search SystemDon R. Everhart, Jr., Mclean County Circuit Clerk, is pleased to present this information for public access.Disclaimers: This information pertains only to cases held before the Courts of McLean County, IL.…
  • Sep 17

    DCFS -- Inadequate Supervision

    DCFS -- Inadequate Supervision
    Many folks ask me how long you can leave your kids in a car alone, or how old do your kids have to be before you leave them alone at home. Well, the answer is not clear, but here is what DCFS uses to determine their position on each…
Rank this Week: 1020

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/
  • Sep 22

    Supreme Court, Bronx County

    Supreme Court, Bronx County
    A Bronx Estate Litigation Lawyer said that, defendant-appellant moved pursuant to CPLR 510(1) to change the venue of the instant matter from Bronx County to Westchester County more than three years after the commencement of the action and…
  • Sep 17

    Integrated Domestic Violence Court...cont

    Integrated Domestic Violence Court...cont
    This case raises two questions concerning application of the recently enacted Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), set forth at article 5-A of the Domestic Relations Law: (1) whether (as the father urges) title 3 of…
  • Sep 14

    Integrated Domestic Violence Court...cont

    Integrated Domestic Violence Court...cont
    Proof of service by mail to an address not specified in the part of the Dominican court record before this court was submitted to the Dominican court. The mother did not appear for the custody proceeding. In a decision dated April 17, 2002,…
Rank this Week: 1071

Law Office of Kirk Garner Blog

Law Office of Kirk Garner Blog

Provides general information to people who are considering or are already engaged in family law litigation in the State of Colorado.

http://kirkgarner.com/home/blog/
  • Aug 25

    Divorced with Kids: Tips for Back to School

    Divorced with Kids: Tips for Back to School
    It is that time of year again: teachers are decorating their classrooms, parents are shopping for school supplies, and students are enjoying the last few days of summer vacation.  The new school year is about to start.  What are you…
  • May 29

    Mediation Tip #2: Be Prepared!

    Mediation Tip #2: Be Prepared!
    To maximize the chance of a successful mediation, you must be prepared. You cannot show up for mediation without thinking about about your case and expect it to settle favorably.
  • May 28

    Park County Courthouse

    Park County Courthouse
    The Park County Courthouse in Fairplay, Colorado.
Rank this Week: 1090

bloody relations

bloody relations

Covers UK family law.

http://bloodyrelations.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1002

Law Blog

Law Blog

By Foreman & Caraciolo, P.C.

http://www.theharrisburglawyers.com/law-blog/
  • Aug 5

    The Right to Divorce for Same-Sex Couple

    The Right to Divorce for Same-Sex Couple
    The recent U.S. Supreme Court Ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges declared unconstitutional any state law which prohibited same-sex marriage.   This ruling not only protects a same-sex couple’s right to marry, but also their right…
  • May 9

    Do Grandparents have Standing to Pursue Custody of a Grandchild?

    Do Grandparents have Standing to Pursue Custody of a Grandchild?
    Does Grandmother who has been involved in her Grandchild’s life since birth, who has been a babysitter and substantially aided in raising the child, including periods when the Mother and Child lived with her, but has not had custody of…
  • May 8

    Pennsylvania State Police Lack Standing to Pursue SORNA Appeal

    Pennsylvania State Police Lack Standing to Pursue SORNA Appeal
    The Pennsylvania State Police filed seventy-three (73) appeals to the Superior Court after the Commonwealth and defendants in those cases entered into negotiated plea agreements which would alter registration requirements the defendants would…
Rank this Week: 1083

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/
  • Jul 19

    #732 Third Department Round-Up for October 17, 2013

    #732 Third Department Round-Up for October 17, 2013
    Not long ago I analyzed a case very similar to this one, involving a District Attorney's office that delayed beyond the statutory six months on an indictment. As a result, the indictment was dismissed outright. I remember stating that these…
  • Jul 19

    #731 Third Department Caselaw Round-Up for October 17, 2013

    #731 Third Department Caselaw Round-Up for October 17, 2013
    This case indicates why it is so incredibly important to ensure that everything makes it into the record. Otherwise, there could be a basis for either no appeal or, just the opposite - a reversal on appeal.
  • Jul 19

    #730 Third Department Caselaw Round-Up for October 17, 2013

    #730 Third Department Caselaw Round-Up for October 17, 2013
    And here is Part 2 of that weird case ping-ponging between Schuyler County Family Court and Tompkins County Family Court, from blog post #725.
Rank this Week: 991

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: 1038

Cavers Law Blog

Cavers Law Blog

Covers collaborative law, divorce, family law and marriage. By J. Shannon Cavers.

http://caverslaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 13

    Divorce Corp. – Documentary Decoded Part 4: Courts Create Conflict?

    Divorce Corp. – Documentary Decoded Part 4: Courts Create Conflict?
    I take issue with many things said in the Divorce Corp. documentary, and my focus for today’s post is the statement “The court System is designed to create conflict.”  To the contrary, the court system is where…
  • Jan 13

    Divorce Corp. – Documentary Decoded Part 4: Courts Create Conflict?

    Divorce Corp. – Documentary Decoded Part 4: Courts Create Conflict?
    I take issue with many things said in the Divorce Corp. documentary, and my focus for today’s post is the statement “The court System is designed to create conflict.”  To the contrary, the court system is where…
  • Jan 12

    Divorce Corp. – Documentary Decoded Part 3: Texas Juries in Family Law

    Divorce Corp. – Documentary Decoded Part 3: Texas Juries in Family Law
    After seeing Divorce Corp., I’m taking the opportunity to correct the impression that there are no juries in family law cases – only judges.  The documentary quotes Thomas Jefferson about the importance of juries: “It…
Rank this Week: 1014

NY Divorce Attorney Blog

NY Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers New York divorce law. By David Centeno.

https://nyuncontesteddivorceattorney.com/wordpress/
  • May 6

    A New Era?

    A New Era?
    Could this be the dawn of the new civil divorce? Last Friday Gov. Jay Inslee signed the Uniform Collaborative Law Act which allows couples to agree on the terms of their divorce without going to court at all. This act can save many couples…
  • Apr 30

    New Divorce Audio Coaching Program Helps Parents Minimize Effects of Divorce on Their Childre

    New Divorce Audio Coaching Program Helps Parents Minimize Effects of Divorce on Their Childre
    Much has been made about the effects of divorce on children. Some studies claim that children end up as alcoholics or abusers, others claim they are more prone to divorce. Regardless it is pretty obvious that divorce does have a major effect…
  • Apr 23

    The Shocking Way That Porsha Stewart Found Out About Her Divorce!

    The Shocking Way That Porsha Stewart Found Out About Her Divorce!
    Porsha Stewart, the wife of former NFL star and now TV analyst Kordell Stewart, was admittedly shocked when she found out that her husband had fild for divorce. However the way it happened was even worse, imagine finding out on Twitter!? Read…
Rank this Week: 869

Family Law Update

Family Law Update

Covers California family law. By Kring & Chung Attorneys LLP.

http://www.kcfamilylawupdate.com/
  • Oct 8

    Wage Garnishment and Domestic Support Orders: Know Your Rights and Responsibilitie

    Wage Garnishment and Domestic Support Orders: Know Your Rights and Responsibilitie
    The two most common types of support orders in family law are for child support and spousal support. A child support order, for example, specifies a certain amount of money to be paid per month for the support of a child. In a bad economy,…
  • Aug 22

    Guideline Child Support in California

    Guideline Child Support in California
    By: Hoang-Anh Zapien When parties with children begin the divorce process, the first question they usually have is, “How much do I have to pay?” or “How much will I get?” in child support. In the state of California, the term…
  • Apr 5

    Evidence in a Divorce and/or Custody Hearing

    Evidence in a Divorce and/or Custody Hearing
    Many hearings in the family court involve supplying the court with evidence as to your claims. Only relevant and competent evidence can be received and considered by the court. Not every scrap of paper accumulated is going to be…
Rank this Week: 1035

Ontario Family Law Blog

Ontario Family Law Blog

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

http://www.ontariofamilylawblog.com
  • Feb 9

    Representing Yourself in Separation/Divorce: Is There Anyone to Help?

    Representing Yourself in Separation/Divorce: Is There Anyone to Help?
    Do you want to represent yourself in your separation/divorce? Makes sense. You can save a lot of money. But you aren’t a lawyer. It can be a bit scary. We can support you in a variety of ways. We can draft documents for you but you go…
  • Feb 5

    3 Ways Your Divorce is More Complicated than It Needs to Be (and How to Fix It)

    3 Ways Your Divorce is More Complicated than It Needs to Be (and How to Fix It)
    Nobody says at the wedding ceremony: “People have gathered together to celebrate the very special love between BRIDE and GROOM, by joining them in marriage, for approximately 3 years.” No one would hire that priest if that would…
  • Feb 3

    CLEO’s Steps to a Family Law Case

    CLEO’s Steps to a Family Law Case
    Here is a new tool for family law clients. It is an interesting flow chart that explains the various processes for resolution of family law issues. Unfortunately, it gives very little space to Collaborative Practice  and ignores the…
Rank this Week: 1680

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/
  • Feb 9

    Top 5 Things to Consider When Hiring a Divorce Attorney

    Top 5 Things to Consider When Hiring a Divorce Attorney
    Language English Top 5 Things to Consider When Hiring a Divorce AttorneyTue, 02/09/2016 - 17:15 Hiring a divorce attorney is an important step for many who are entering the process of divorce or legal separation, but this task can often…
  • Feb 4

    Organizing Your Home to Foster Your Kids’ Independence

    Organizing Your Home to Foster Your Kids’ Independence
    Language English Organizing Your Home to Foster Your Kids’ IndependenceThu, 02/04/2016 - 17:23 Parenting is all about teaching children how to fend for themselves in an increasingly difficult and stressful world. From an early age,…
  • Feb 2

    Setting Boundaries with a High Conflict Co-Parent

    Setting Boundaries with a High Conflict Co-Parent
    Language English Setting Boundaries with a High Conflict Co-ParentTue, 02/02/2016 - 17:18 Ending a relationship with a partner who is prone to conflict can be challenging on many levels. If you have kids together, one of the biggest…
Rank this Week: 1841

Law Matters Blog

Law Matters Blog

Covers Vermont family law and estate planning. By the Law Offices of Bucknam Black Brazil PC.

http://vtlegalhelp.com/our-blog/
  • Feb 9

    Bail Revisited… Again

    Bail Revisited… Again
    Note: Attorney Davis originally wrote this post as a contributor for SCOV Law. Here we are in the depths of bail troubles again. We’ve probably had more segments on bail than there are Harry Potter movies. We’ll call this one:…
  • Jan 21

    My Statutory Prerogative

    My Statutory Prerogative
    Note: this blog was originally written and posted for SCOV Law. Demarest v. Underhill, 2016 VT 10 This case focuses on who gets the responsibility of maintaining an old, rough road in Underhill, Vermont: the Town that has historically…
  • Sep 18

    Vermont’s Star Chamber Blacklists The Poor

    Vermont’s Star Chamber Blacklists The Poor
    Imagine living in a Vermont where you, without any notice, are put on a secret government blacklist so that you are prohibited for life from earning a livelihood in hundreds of occupations. Imagine the only way to be removed from the…
Rank this Week: 1714

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Feb 9

    3 Lessons on Life and Lawyering from My Beard

    3 Lessons on Life and Lawyering from My Beard
    Two months doesn’t seem like enough time for much change. Unless it’s my beard. I recently entered the Root Cafe’s 4th Annual Beard-Growing Contest. There are several different categories but I chose to “shave…
  • Feb 2

    How to Avoid Probate (and Family Fights) Over a Bank Account

    How to Avoid Probate (and Family Fights) Over a Bank Account
    A big part of our job is helping people avoid the Arkansas probate process. One of the ways we help people avoid probate is changing information about personal bank accounts. If you die and you’re the only person on your bank account,…
  • Feb 1

    What is an Uncontested Divorce?

    What is an Uncontested Divorce?
    I get a lot of questions about divorce, especially about getting an uncontested divorce. I also get a lot of opinions. Some are correct, but most of them have more to do with TV shows about lawyers and bad advice from relatives than real law.…
Rank this Week: 1895

Divorce Online Blog

Divorce Online Blog

News about divorce and family law.

http://www.divorce-online.co.uk/blog/
  • Feb 9

    Who pays divorce fees?

    Who pays divorce fees?
    http://www.divorce-online.co.uk/blog/who-pays-divorce-fees/Who pays divorce fees is a question we are often asked. There appears to be a myth that the other side (known as the respondent) always pays the fees for a divorce. When in reality…
  • Nov 9

    Divorce petition – What to do if you have been served

    Divorce petition – What to do if you have been served
    What to do if you have been served with a divorce petition.   The first thing to do, is not panic. You are going to be presented with legal terms and antiquated expressions, you may not understand. Rule this, rule… The post…
  • Nov 9

    Dealing with a joint mortgage after divorce

    Dealing with a joint mortgage after divorce
    Dealing with your joint mortgage after separation and divorce can be complicated and time consuming, and a lot will depend on the wording of your mortgage contract and attitude of your lender. Your first port of call should be your……
Rank this Week: 1636

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
  • Feb 8

    7 Tips for Taking FMLA Leave — Fort Worth Employment Attorney

    7 Tips for Taking FMLA Leave — Fort Worth Employment Attorney
    Most of my work with clients involves helping clients after they have sought FMLA leave and the employer has already violated their FMLA rights but it’s equally as important that employees understand how to properly exercise their…
  • Feb 1

    Enforcing child support with child support liens and QDROs with Bedford Divorce Attorney

    Enforcing child support with child support liens and QDROs with Bedford Divorce Attorney
    Unpaid child support is a serious problems for many families where the child support may be the difference between keeping food on the table or lights on in the home. Enforcing child support in court can be a challenge when the child support…
  • Jan 29

    Child Support Beyond the Guideline

    Child Support Beyond the Guideline
    In family courts in the Dallas and Fort Worth area we see a wide variety of child support orders due to the diversity of the North Texas population. If you didn’t know better you might think judges come up with these orders out of thin…
Rank this Week: 1686

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Covers developments in Tennessee family law.

http://herstontennesseefamilylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1942

New Jersey Divorce and Family…

New Jersey Divorce and Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newjerseydivorcelawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1734

Rhode Island Divorce Lawyer Tips…

Rhode Island Divorce Lawyer Tips for You

Covers Rhode Island divorce and family law. By Chris Pearsall.

http://www.rhodeislanddivorcetips.com/
Rank this Week: 1168

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

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

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Feb 6

    The Revival of Legal Blogging

    The Revival of Legal Blogging
    David Allen Green writes in the Solicitors’ Journal about the revival of legal blogging. If you like Pink Tape it is worth reading, because it offers a pointer to many other excellent blogs. I particularly recommend the Paddingto…
  • Feb 2

    Talking AT & OVER not TO & WITH

    Talking AT & OVER not TO & WITH
    Sometimes courtroom dynamics reflect or even exacerbate the dynamics in a relationship. Sometimes courtroom dynamics are are played out on a macro scale. Take, for example, the recent Womens’ Aid “campaign report” :…
  • Jan 29

    Debating the appropriate standard of proof for really serious stuff

    Debating the appropriate standard of proof for really serious stuff
    There has been some public discussion of the standard of proof in family proceedings as against the standard of proof in the criminal courts – largely prompted on this occasion by publication of the judgment arising from the care…
Rank this Week: 1350

Creative Resolutions Blog

Creative Resolutions Blog

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

http://www.newyorkdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 5

    Trickle Down Divorce

    Trickle Down Divorce
    I heard someone suggest that when thinking about New Year’s Resolutions you should think about what you can do that will have an impact in 200-400 years.  And that got me thinking about the work I do and how much of an impact it…
  • Jan 14

    Mediation or Collaborative Divorce: Which process is right for you?

    Mediation or Collaborative Divorce: Which process is right for you?
    When it comes to choosing an alternative to divorcing in court, both divorce mediation and collaborative divorce have their own unique advantages. Divorce Mediation Divorce mediation is a private and confidential method of non-adversarial…
  • Dec 28

    The Role of Consulting Attorneys in Mediation

    The Role of Consulting Attorneys in Mediation
    Mediation is a great process for maintaining limited involvement with attorneys, but they shouldn’t be shut out completely. Recently I’ve spoken to a number of potential clients who are about to enter into the divorce process and…
Rank this Week: 1835

Long Island Family Law and…

Long Island Family Law and Mediation Blog

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

http://www.longislandfamilylawandmediation.com/
  • Feb 4

    Paternity, the Presumption of Legitimacy and Equitable Estoppel

    Paternity, the Presumption of Legitimacy and Equitable Estoppel
    In cases of paternity in New York,  a child that was born during marriage is legally presumed to be a biological product of that marriage, and this presumption historically was one of the most persuasive in law. However, it’s…
  • Jan 25

    When is it Appropriate for A Court to Order Joint Legal Custody?

    When is it Appropriate for A Court to Order Joint Legal Custody?
    In the courts of New York and Long Island, as well as legal institutions throughout the world, it’s not uncommon for legal terminology to leave parents confused when it comes to matters of custody. Indeed, in some cases, parents or…
  • Jan 14

    When Can New York Grandparents Request Child Custody?

    When Can New York Grandparents Request Child Custody?
    In Suarez v. Williams, the New York Court of Appeals, the highest court in New York state, very recently considered a child custody dispute between a child’s mother and paternal grandparents. The child in question had lived with his…
Rank this Week: 1956

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Feb 4

    Super Bowl Ad Features Dads and Daughter

    Super Bowl Ad Features Dads and Daughter
    Who could have imagined that an ivory tower academic scholar could influence a major corporation to produce a television ad that relied on her research about the relationship between dads and daughters? That’s what hair product company…
  • Feb 2

    Pooches Need Protection in Divorce Too

    Pooches Need Protection in Divorce Too
      The State of Alaska is joining several other States in introducing new legislation to protect dogs that are caught in the midst of their owners’ divorce or domestic violence incidents. Family law lawyer and Democratic House…
  • Feb 1

    Murder, Mayhem, and Matrimony

    Murder, Mayhem, and Matrimony
    Yesterday I finished reading an intriguing true crime book called “Guilt by Matrimony” A Memoir of Love, Madness, and the Murder of Nancy Pfister”. The story involved the 2014 murder of wealthy, Aspen Colorado socialite…
Rank this Week: 1266

Givens Law Group Family Law Blog

Givens Law Group Family Law Blog

Covers all aspects of Family Law in Florida.

http://www.familylawfirmflorida.com/Blog_System/Recent_Blog_Posts/RSS.xml
  • Feb 4

    I Do Not Speak English, May I Bring a Family Member to Serve as My Interpreter?

    I Do Not Speak English, May I Bring a Family Member to Serve as My Interpreter?
    I do not speak English, may I bring a family member to serve as my interpreter? Often though you understand enough English to work and/or attend school, the use of legal terms coupled with the anxiety of appearing before a judge may be…
  • Feb 4

    How do we decide on the best holiday time-sharing schedule for our kids?

    How do we decide on the best holiday time-sharing schedule for our kids?
    The document that establishes the time-sharing schedule for parents and children is called a Parenting Plan. It truly is one of the most important documents in a dissolution of marriage involving minor children because it is the document…
  • Feb 1

    How to Modify Alimony and What to Avoid

    How to Modify Alimony and What to Avoid
    When the divorce process is over and both individuals go their own way, they must adhere to a divorce decree. This court-ordered document outlines a number of factors that were resolved during the divorce process such as any issues…
Rank this Week: 1513

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/
  • Feb 3

    Your Ex-Spouse’s New Partner and Your Florida Alimony Obligation

    Your Ex-Spouse’s New Partner and Your Florida Alimony Obligation
    One of the more frustrating turns of events for individuals ordered to pay alimony is the discovery that the ex-spouse to whom they are making support payments has moved in with a boyfriend or girlfriend. In some situations, your…
  • Jan 27

    Florida Appeals Court Reverses Alimony Award for Failing to Provide for Wife’s Need

    Florida Appeals Court Reverses Alimony Award for Failing to Provide for Wife’s Need
    A North Florida trial court’s decision to award an ex-wife only enough alimony to cover her insurance expenses was recently thrown out by the 1st District Court of Appeal as not proper under the requirements of the Florida Statutes. In…
  • Jan 20

    Florida Husband’s Failure to Pay Wife Did Not Amount to Contempt of Court

    Florida Husband’s Failure to Pay Wife Did Not Amount to Contempt of Court
    An ex-husband who failed to make payments to his ex-wife, even though he was financially able, was nevertheless able to escape being slammed with contempt of court. The 5th District Court of Appeal overturned a trial court decision that…
Rank this Week: 1442

Iowa Family Law Blog

Iowa Family Law Blog

By Dickinson Mackaman Tyler & Hagen, PC.

http://www.dickinsonlaw.com/blog-search-page/?cat=22
  • Feb 3

    An examination of alimony guidelines by the Iowa Supreme Court

    An examination of alimony guidelines by the Iowa Supreme Court
    The Iowa Supreme Court noted that “even if spousal support guidelines may provide a useful reality check in some cases, because they are not Iowa law, they can serve neither as the starting point for a trial court nor as the decisive…
  • Jan 13

    Winning the lottery but losing in the divorce

    Winning the lottery but losing in the divorce
    If you are still in the throes (or woes?) of your divorce proceedings, it is very likely that a court would divide your winnings with your soon-to-be ex-spouse because the proceeds will be considered marital property.
  • Jun 26

    United States Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage

    United States Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage
    In reaching the conclusion that “same-sex couples may exercise the right to marry,” the Court analyzed four fundamental principles of marriage...
Rank this Week: 1788

Family Law Matters Blog

Family Law Matters Blog

Covers New York family law. By Deborah Hope Wayne.

http://www.familylawmatters-blog.com/
  • Feb 2

    Co-Parenting During the Divorce Proce

    Co-Parenting During the Divorce Proce
    When a family goes through the divorce process, there is often an emphasis placed on co-parenting – both parents sharing the responsibilities of caring for the children. It is important that spouses and co-parents find an approach to…
  • Jan 17

    The Benefits of Mediation: Closing the Gap in Finance

    The Benefits of Mediation: Closing the Gap in Finance
    The divorce process involves many aspects of the relationship from an emotional and financial standpoint.  The most contentious issues often center on the parties’ finances. Because addressing cash flow and the distribution of…
  • Jan 6

    Facing a Separation or Divorce in the New Year

    Facing a Separation or Divorce in the New Year
    January is a month that people often decide to make life changes.  If you and your spouse have made the decision to separate or divorce, you may be thinking about how to proceed.  Choosing the right process is an important decision…
Rank this Week: 1769

Maryland Family Law

Maryland Family Law

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

http://mdfamilylaw.typepad.com/sunderman/
  • Feb 2

    What are your priorities in divorce?

    What are your priorities in divorce?
    Negotiating a divorce and dividing assets gives the spouses a lot of freedom in fashioning an agreement that works for both of them. For example, in the case of dispute of jointly owned real property, the court may only be...
  • Jan 12

    Maryland Judiciary Releases New App

    Maryland Judiciary Releases New App
    The Maryland Judiciary has released a new app designed to help the public navigate the legal system, including providing information about legal clinics and pro bono services. The courts have seen a huge increase in the number of people…
  • Jan 7

    2016 Super Lawyer

    2016 Super Lawyer
    I am very excited to announce that I have again been selected as a Maryland Super Lawyers Rising Star 2016. You can access the online magazine here. Super Lawyers are selected based on peer nominations and independent research. You can...
Rank this Week: 1484

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/
  • Feb 1

    Law-Shopping & Forum-Shopping in International Prenuptial Agreement

    Law-Shopping & Forum-Shopping in International Prenuptial Agreement
    By Jeremy D. Morley*Drafting prenuptial agreements is always challenging but the complexities are greatly magnified when the clients are international, whether in their citizenship, the location of assets, their employment or their residency,…
  • Jan 29

    Will The Philippines Accede to the Hague Abduction Convention?

    Will The Philippines Accede to the Hague Abduction Convention?
    Jeremy D. Morley The Philippines is currently determining whether to accede to the Hague Abduction Convention. The Philippines’ Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee has created a special Subcommittee on the Hague Convention on…
  • Jan 25

    Australian Court Allows Visit to Russia

    Australian Court Allows Visit to Russia
    Jeremy D. MorleyAn Australian court has ordered the Russian mother of an Australian child may take the child for annual visits to Russia despite the objections of the Australian father who asserted that although the Federation of Russia is a…
Rank this Week: 1418

Divorce and Family Law in Tarrant…

Divorce and Family Law in Tarrant County, Texas

Discusses family law and divorce issues. By Dick Price.

http://dick-price.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 1

    Starting Over After 50

    Starting Over After 50
    There seems to be a lot of discussion about people over 50 years old getting divorced now.  Of course, there are a lot of Baby Boomers who are still alive and in relationships. Many of them are suddenly facing a divorce they hadn't…
  • Jan 1

    Are You Ready to File?

    Are You Ready to File?
    With the holidays behind us, you may be ready to file for divorce.  Of course, it's one thing to be emotionally ready and another to actually file.  Here are some practical considerations if you think you are ready to file for…
  • Dec 1

    Don't Fear Mediation!

    Don't Fear Mediation!
    Almost every litigated divorce will end up in mediation, unless the parties can somehow come to agreement just by talking directly or talking through the attorneys.  Because those voluntary agreements are very rare and because trials are…
Rank this Week: 1545

New Jersey Divorce Law Blog

New Jersey Divorce Law Blog

Covers recent New Jersey family law cases on adoption, civil unions, divorce and equitable distribution. By Diamond & Diamond, P.A.

http://www.njdivorcelawyerblog.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    What Not to Do in a Custody Battle

    What Not to Do in a Custody Battle
    Unfortunately, it happens. Sometimes parents are unable to agree upon where their children should primarily reside (or which parent their children should live with) when they have separated or have filed for divorce. Sometimes, both sides…
  • Jan 28

    Termination of Alimony based on…

    Termination of Alimony based on “Cohabitation” under NJ's "new" Alimony Reform Act - a balancing act between dating and cohabitating for alimony termination purposes. A Superior Court Judge in Morristown must decide that issue…
  • Jan 12

    Parents Financial “Obligations” towards their Children’s College / Trade School Costs under NJ Family Law- Overview

    Parents Financial “Obligations” towards their Children’s College / Trade School Costs under NJ Family Law- Overview
    Parents Financial “Obligations” towards their Children’s College / Trade School Costs under NJ Family Law- Overview 1. Does the court system really have the right to impose an obligation on me to contribute to the cost of my child’s…
Rank this Week: 1289

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: 1542

My Arizona Criminal, Child Abuse…

My Arizona Criminal, Child Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Focuses on the intersection of family and criminal law. By Gregg R. Woodnick, PLLC.

http://woodnicklawchildcustody.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 21

    Fingerprint Identification

    Fingerprint Identification
    Fingerprint identification is perhaps the most important and well-known form of biometrics. Virtually everyone understands the basics: fingerprints are unique to each individual and contain markers that can be used to compare samples and…
  • Jan 7

    CPS Left A Card On My Door To Call Them! What Should I Do?

    CPS Left A Card On My Door To Call Them! What Should I Do?
    I frequently get calls from parents who have come home to find a DCS note on their door. It is usually a business card from a DCS investigator requesting that the parent contact them immediately.   In Arizona, Child Protective…
  • Jan 5

    Did the DCS/CPS Caseworker Really Just Tell Me That I Don’t Need a Lawyer?

    Did the DCS/CPS Caseworker Really Just Tell Me That I Don’t Need a Lawyer?
    Something that has confounded me since day one of practicing law in Phoenix, and all throughout the state of Arizona, is that DCS case managers frequently tell parents they are investigating for child abuse or neglect that they do not need a…
Rank this Week: 1730

Divorce Field

Divorce Field

Analyzes athletes' family law issues to explain how family law works to the average consumer.

http://divorcefield.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 21

    Child Support - Due and Owing

    Child Support - Due and Owing
    Watching the stock market tank, and hearing oil is going bust I am having flashbacks to 2008.  Now I am not too worried about my law practice, because I normally serve low income people.   They can't afford the big firms in the best…
  • Dec 17

    Do You Hear What I Hear?

    Do You Hear What I Hear?
    Yeah I am in a holiday mood, and I love that song (although why the King says lets bring the baby shivering in the cold silver and gold, a nice warm blanket would be better).   But this has nothing to do with it.   This is about the…
  • Dec 3

    Does Child Support EVER End?

    Does Child Support EVER End?
    A couple of weeks ago, I posted on Facebook about the child of Cherica Adams turning 16.   This would seem unremarkable until you remember who Cherica Adams is.   She was the young lady gunned down by a hit man hired by Rae Carruth,…
Rank this Week: 1577

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/
  • Jan 20

    Court Decides if Case Against Social Services can be a Class Action

    Court Decides if Case Against Social Services can be a Class Action
    A New York Family Lawyer said in this Article 78 proceeding raises the questions whether (1) the County Commissioner of Social Services has discretion as a matter of policy and without regard to the facts of the particular case to...
  • Jan 18

    Respondent's Placement Lapses at New York State Division of Youth During Proceeding

    Respondent's Placement Lapses at New York State Division of Youth During Proceeding
    A New York Family Lawyer said in this proceeding under Family Court Act article 10, the New York City Corporation Counsel, on behalf of the Administration for Children's Services, seeks leave of the court to allow the respondent's placement…
  • Jan 17

    Court Rules on Issue Related to Private Placement Adoption

    Court Rules on Issue Related to Private Placement Adoption
    A New York Family Lawyer said this private placement adoption action presents a number of intertwined legal issues that highlight the shortcomings of the private placement adoption statutes in New York State. The infant who is the subject of…
Rank this Week: 1174

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/
  • Jan 18

    Technology As Weapons in Divorce

    Technology As Weapons in Divorce
    Technology plays a major role in divorce cases.  Technology, particularly social media apps like Facebook, Tinder, and even text messages, are coming up as issues.  Sometimes, the use of technology is the cause of the divorce, while…
  • Jan 14

    Emergency Pick Up Order

    Emergency Pick Up Order
    The need for emergency pick up orders can be brought about for various reasons.  A couple of the most common reasons I’ve encountered in my practice as a Jacksonville family lawyer are appropriate to set the stage.  Families…
  • Dec 31

    Co-Parenting After Divorce

    Co-Parenting After Divorce
    According to Florida law, “It is the public policy of this state that each minor child has frequent and continuing contact with both parents after the parents separate or the marriage of the parties is dissolved and to encourage parents…
Rank this Week: 1756

Texas Divorce Attorney Blog

Texas Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By McClure Law Group.

http://www.texasdivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 15

    FedEx May Have to Honor Same-Sex Widow’s Benefit

    FedEx May Have to Honor Same-Sex Widow’s Benefit
    In a positively surprising ruling, a federal Court refused to dismiss a hearing where FedEx denied survivor benefits to a same-sex spouse. The Plaintiff is Stacy Schuett and she was in a committed relationship for 27 years with her spouse…
  • Jan 11

    To Move Out or Not To Move Out – That is the Question

    To Move Out or Not To Move Out – That is the Question
    When it comes to divorce, we have all heard that timeless adage that is passed between friends, co-workers, neighbors, and the rowdy crowd of stampers that amass for Saturday-night Bingo – “Never voluntarily move out of the…
  • Dec 27

    Cohabitation Agreements: The Wave of the Future?

    Cohabitation Agreements: The Wave of the Future?
    With more and more unmarried couples cohabiting these days (regardless of whether they have plans to eventually “tie the knot”), cohabitation agreements are becoming more popular. A cohabitation agreement specifically allows…
Rank this Week: 1842

Family Law Source

Family Law Source

Covers business valuation and divorce litigation. By Brian C. Vertz.

http://www.familylawyerspittsburgh.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1261

Minnesota Divorce and Family Law…

Minnesota Divorce and Family Law Blog

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

http://divorcelawyermn.com/minnesota-divorce-blog/
  • Jan 14

    New Legislation Has Revised Typical Expectation of Parental Income

    New Legislation Has Revised Typical Expectation of Parental Income
    The Minnesota legislature recently amended the statute that courts use when imputing income to parents. Minn. Stat. Section 518A.32, sub. 2(3) now provides for considering “the amount of income a parent could earn working 30 hours per…
  • Nov 2

    Early Neutral Evaluation – Is Joint Physical Custody More or Less Likely?

    Early Neutral Evaluation – Is Joint Physical Custody More or Less Likely?
    A colleague of mine recently expressed her belief that custody neutrals conducting Early Neutral Evaluations are almost uniformly recommending joint physical custody. Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE) is the process in which a team of two…
  • Oct 9

    New Child Custody Factors Signals New Perspective

    New Child Custody Factors Signals New Perspective
    When the statutory factors to be considered in child custody cases were revised by the Minnesota Legislature earlier this year, the substance of the changes did not appear to be significant.  It is interesting to consider, though, how…
Rank this Week: 1182

Williams Law Group Blog

Williams Law Group Blog

Covers New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency issues.

http://newjerseydyfsdefense.com/blog
  • Jan 13

    Most Read Posts on Our Blog in 2015

    Most Read Posts on Our Blog in 2015
    I hope 2016 is off to a great start for everyone. Here is a round-up of the most read posts on our blog in 2015. Thanks for reading, sharing and supporting us. I hope these articles helped you get to know more about your parental rights, DYFS…
  • Sep 7

    Defining Success on Your Own Terms and Working Towards It

    Defining Success on Your Own Terms and Working Towards It
    In this chapter, we touched on common practices that parents and therapists can use to reverse or at least stop the damage caused by parental alienation. We also explored some common obstacles that confront families going through this…
  • Sep 4

    What If the Alienating Parent Is Obsessed? [Part 2]

    What If the Alienating Parent Is Obsessed? [Part 2]
    Here are some more insights – continuing from where we left off in the last post: • Use the court to protect your rights and force compliance, if necessary. Under certain conditions, the court can require an appointed staff member…
Rank this Week: 1605

Main Line Pennsylvania Family Law…

Main Line Pennsylvania Family Law Blog

By Bookspan Family Law Associates, LLC.

http://www.mainlinepafamilylawblog.com/
  • Jan 5

    Same Sex Marriage Presents Assorted New Legal Issue

    Same Sex Marriage Presents Assorted New Legal Issue
    The United States Supreme Courts’ landmark decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, recognizing same sex couples’ right to marry is only the beginning of the journey through the world of Family Law for same sex couples and their…
  • Nov 23

    The Pennsylvania Wiretap and Electronic Surveillance Act

    The Pennsylvania Wiretap and Electronic Surveillance Act
    or but he said it and I have it on recorded my cell phone With the ubiquitous use of smartphones, tablets, and other devices, the ability for the average person to secretly record conversations, take video, read text messages, and emails of…
  • Nov 16

    Pennsylvania Child Abuse Reporting Law Impacts Most Familie

    Pennsylvania Child Abuse Reporting Law Impacts Most Familie
    As a result of the Jerry Sandustky /Penn State child abuse scandal on July 1, 2015, a new law, Persons Required to Report Suspected Child Abuse, 23 Pa.C.S.A.§ 6311, went into effect in Pennsylvania. Its' impact is widespread. …
Rank this Week: 1802

Real Divorce Mediation Blog

Real Divorce Mediation Blog

By Whole Mediation & Consulting Services P.C.

http://wholemediation.com/category/real-divorce-mediation/
  • Dec 21

    5 Ways to Prepare for Divorce Mediation in the New Year

    5 Ways to Prepare for Divorce Mediation in the New Year
    The holidays are hectic, happy, stressful and busy all at once— especially for families going through or approaching a divorce. According to FindLaw.com, U.S. divorce rates are highest from January to March each year. This could be due…
  • Nov 24

    Navigating the Holidays with Your Ex and the Kid

    Navigating the Holidays with Your Ex and the Kid
    The most wonderful time of the year can also be the most stressful and isolating. Expectations of good cheer are high during the holiday season, which can bring extra tension to couples that have just gone through a divorce, especially when…
  • Oct 28

    Mediation Balances Power in Divorce Proceeding

    Mediation Balances Power in Divorce Proceeding
    Many relationships have at least a slight imbalance of power between the two people involved; it’s just the nature of humans interacting together. Struggling relationships and those headed toward divorce commonly have a greater divide…
Rank this Week: 1565

Florida Family Lawyer Blog

Florida Family Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida divorce issues. By Law Offices of Steven E. Blumenthal.

http://www.floridafamilylawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 21

    Time-Sharing or Child “Custody” in Florida

    Time-Sharing or Child “Custody” in Florida
    An issue has recently been addressed in the courts of another State that no longer arises in Florida, whether it is possible for parents to have joint custody or for there to be “co-domicilliary” parents — the phrase used in…
  • Oct 21

    Can a Computer be Beautiful?

    Can a Computer be Beautiful?
    This post, like some of my earlier posts regarding computer software for family law attorneys, focuses not on family law topics themselves, but rather on a recent switch I made to Apple computers in my office, and information for anyone…
  • Jun 24

    Reasons to Hire a Guardian ad Litem for Your Time-Sharing Case

    Reasons to Hire a Guardian ad Litem for Your Time-Sharing Case
    I’ve written before about the role of a Guardian ad Litem (GAL). I want to focus in this post on some of the reasons you might consider seeking appointment of a GAL for your case, and the process for getting a GAL. I’ll use the…
Rank this Week: 1617