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Family Law & Divorce Information in Houston, Texas

By Busby & Associates.

http://busby-lee.com/familylawblog
  • Oct 19

    What to do when CPS ask for a drug test in Harris County Texa

    What to do when CPS ask for a drug test in Harris County Texa
    MichaelWhat to do when CPS ask for a drug test in Harris County Texas Normally child protective services will ask for a drug test when another has called in and stated that you are using illegal drugs.  Sometimes it may happen after and…
  • Oct 12

    What to Say in Front of Judge to Get Divorced Texa

    What to Say in Front of Judge to Get Divorced Texa
    MichaelWhat to Say in Front of Judge to Get Divorced Texas If you have an attorney, that attorney will likely ask you questions that are as follows. If you have no attorney, sometimes the Judge will help you and ask you these questions, but…
  • Oct 1

    How to hire a cut throat divorce attorney

    How to hire a cut throat divorce attorney
    MichaelHow to hire a cut throat divorce attorney At the beginning of the case, you will need to prepare your pleadings such that every single cause of action is plead.  Look to see if you have a jury issue.  Jury issues include who…
Rank this Week: 1559

Alabama Divorce & Family Law…

Alabama Divorce & Family Law Attorney Blog

Covers Alabama divorce and family law issues. By Steven D. Eversole.

http://www.birminghamdivorceblog.com/
  • Oct 18

    McAdam v. McAdam: On Divorce Settlement Agreements and Contempt of Court

    McAdam v. McAdam: On Divorce Settlement Agreements and Contempt of Court
    Sometimes a divorce settlement can be reached in an amicable manner in which parties agree to all terms and can go on with the rest of their lives without years of litigation.  Unfortunately, that is often not the case.  McAdam v.…
  • Oct 16

    Explaining Divorce to Your Children

    Explaining Divorce to Your Children
    The decision to divorce usually arrives after months, years, even decades of complications and distance growing between married couples. While you and your spouse may have a clear understanding of why you have made the decision to divorce,…
  • Oct 12

    Online Co-Parenting Course Can Help Ease Transition

    Online Co-Parenting Course Can Help Ease Transition
    Parents who decide to separate or divorce know the difficulties of adjusting to co-parenting schedules. Deciding who takes the kids when, who stays in the family home, and how to best accommodate school and work schedules can be a hassle. All…
Rank this Week: 1208

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
  • Oct 16

    When uncontested divorce goes wrong. Really wrong.

    When uncontested divorce goes wrong. Really wrong.
    I have written numerous times in the past about uncontested divorce in Texas and the uncontested divorce services I offer clients in my Bedford law office. I have always made clear my opinion that it is possible for people to obtain an…
  • Oct 14

    Can you be fired for playing fantasy football at work?

    Can you be fired for playing fantasy football at work?
    You may remember a few years ago there was a big kerfuffle about a Fidelity Investments employee in the North Texas who was fired for allegedly discussing fantasy football at work under an anti-gambling policy. Arguments were had whether…
  • Oct 7

    Employer won’t pay your last paycheck?

    Employer won’t pay your last paycheck?
    I get a LOT of calls and emails to my Fort Worth area law office from people who have left their employer and the employer refuses to pay the former employee’s final paycheck. It’s inexcusable for employers to think that just…
Rank this Week: 1549

The Law Office of Christine M…

The Law Office of Christine M Bechtold, LLC

Covers Georgia family law.

http://bechtold-law.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 15

    Can I Just Use Uncontested Divorce Forms Online?

    Can I Just Use Uncontested Divorce Forms Online?
    "An uncontested divorce is when both spouses agree to most, if not all, of the division of assets, finances, and child custody and visitation of minor children. This type of divorce decreases the Court requirements and legal fees…
  • Jun 30

    Independence Day 2014

    Independence Day 2014
    Independence Day is one of the most important federal holidays in the United States commemorating the Declaration of Independence, which declared our independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. bechtold-law.blogspot.com. …
  • Jun 25

    My Child’s Parent Isn’t Paying The Court Ordered Child Support, What Can I Do?

    My Child’s Parent Isn’t Paying The Court Ordered Child Support, What Can I Do?
    If a child’s parent was Court ordered to pay child support for the benefit of the minor child and they are not paying that full amount there are a few actions you can take. The most important and first action is to communicate with…
Rank this Week: 1560

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

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

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Oct 14

    I need a non-mol

    I need a non-mol
    Enough! I need protection….from lips and zips and drip drip drips… I have recently exchanged a dozen emails (in each direction) with a litigant in person about the drafting of an order that was agreed in court. It does not…
  • Oct 10

    Presumption displaced

    Presumption displaced
    If the presumption of parental involvement (A.K.A. s11 Children & Families Act 2014) is really going to be brought into force “in the autumn” as has been suggested – why is it that there is no mention of it in…
  • Oct 5

    Transparency for six year old

    Transparency for six year old
    My eldest has suddenly reached the age where he is trying to read my work emails. I’ve so far not had to hide my screen or papers from the kids on account of them being cute but illiterate, and in reality he’s miles from…
Rank this Week: 1381

Maryland Divorce Legal Crier

Maryland Divorce Legal Crier

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

http://mddivorcelawyers.com/legalcrier
  • Oct 14

    Legal Fee

    Legal Fee
    Divorce lawyer Morris Green answered his phone on the second ring as was his custom. “Morris!,” said the angry voice on the other end, “This is Ivana Copernica.  I’m calling you about your client, Stanton…
  • Oct 9

    Divorces and Wedding Expense

    Divorces and Wedding Expense
    A study out of Emory University by Andrew M. Francis and Hugo M. Mialon takes a look at wedding expenses and divorces and finds some interesting relationships. You are more likely to get a divorce if you spent between $2,000 and $4,000 on a…
  • Oct 7

    How to Request a Hearing

    How to Request a Hearing
    If you think it’s easy being a lawyer, listen to this.  We have to be aware of a multitude of laws, cases, rules and regulations.  And they keep changing. If you want a hearing on a motion or response to a motion, Md. Rule…
Rank this Week: 1291

Nolo's Divorce, Custody, and…

Nolo's Divorce, Custody, and Family Law Blog

Covers divorce, chil support, child custody and mediation.

http://blog.nolo.com/divorce/
  • Oct 7

    Same-Sex Marriage Bans Come Tumbling Down

    Same-Sex Marriage Bans Come Tumbling Down
    Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court chose to do nothing, which, ironically, resulted in the most widespread impact on the marriage equality movement to date. The Supreme Court’s inaction – its decision not to review three…
  • Mar 10

    Teen Sues Parents for Financial Support and Tuition

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

    The DOJ Extends Federal Benefits to Same-Sex Spouse

    The DOJ Extends Federal Benefits to Same-Sex Spouse
    On Saturday, February 8, 2014, United States Attorney General Eric Holder announced that in an effort to implement the Supreme Court’s historic decision in United States v. Windsor, the Department of Justice (which includes all of…
Rank this Week: 1219

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

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

http://www.massachusettsdivorcelawmonitor.com/
  • Oct 6

    Gay Marriage now Legal in Majority of State

    Gay Marriage now Legal in Majority of State
    Hi there, I hope you all are enjoying this gorgeous fall morning. I’ve been sneaking peaks at the SCOTUS law blog to see what was going to happen with all the pending gay marriage appeals. Today is the day the Supreme Court was going to…
  • Sep 25

    How Are You Going to Pay for College?

    How Are You Going to Pay for College?
    Separated or divorced parents face unique challenges regarding the financial impact of preparing for and paying for their children to attend college. Luckily, there are ways to handle the situation without breaking the bank! Next week my firm…
  • Sep 23

    SJC Decision Regarding Parent Coordinators: What You Need to Know

    SJC Decision Regarding Parent Coordinators: What You Need to Know
    I was in my office last week when I heard shrieks of joy coming from down the hall. (We really should have a bell or something we ring for a big win – this yelling is so unprofessional.) My colleagues Sue Stenger, Francine…
Rank this Week: 1259

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
  • Sep 26

    2015 AMENDMENTS To Family Code: The Obsolescence of a "HUSBAND" and "WIFE"

    2015 AMENDMENTS To Family Code: The Obsolescence of a "HUSBAND" and "WIFE"
    Gender Neutrality and Same-Sex Equality: The California Family Code Becomes Politically and Psychologically Correct in 2015! With a stroke of his pen on July 7, 2014, Governor Gerry Brown signed a death warrant ending the 150 plus year…
  • Aug 27

    Can My Wife LEASE OUT Our Rental Property Without My CONSENT?

    Can My Wife LEASE OUT Our Rental Property Without My CONSENT?
    Q. I am recently separated, but neither my wife nor I have filed anything with the Court. I just learned she renewed the lease for a rental property we own in Joshua Tree, without my first asking me. I don't want to tie the property up with a…
  • Aug 22

    Are SUPPORT Orders SUSPENDED If Spouses RECONCILE and Resume Living Together?

    Are SUPPORT Orders SUSPENDED If Spouses RECONCILE and Resume Living Together?
    Q. Last year I filed for divorce after my wife moved out with our twin daughters. My wife took me to Court and got orders for child support for our twins, and spousal support. Since then, we've decided to try marital counseling, and she and…
Rank this Week: 1263

Family Law Source

Family Law Source

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

http://www.familylawyerspittsburgh.com/blog/
  • Sep 14

    Father Reasonably Withheld Support for College Tuition

    Father Reasonably Withheld Support for College Tuition
    Parents who are divorcing in Pennsylvania often express willingness to pay for their children’s college tuition when the time should come.  Some parents even put their commitment in writing. Yet, as this case demonstrates,…
  • Sep 7

    Child Support Agreement Does not Limit Father’s Obligation

    Child Support Agreement Does not Limit Father’s Obligation
    A recent Pennsylvania Superior Court decision considers: (a) whether a father’s child support obligation is limited by a settlement agreement; and (b) whether the court should assign an earning capacity to a mother who provides full…
  • Sep 7

    College Support Agreement Enforceable in Pennsylvania

    College Support Agreement Enforceable in Pennsylvania
    Divorced and separated parents in Pennsylvania with children going off to college may wonder who is responsible for paying the tuition. A recent Superior Court court decision reminds us of the law governing college support in Pennsylvania.…
Rank this Week: 1176

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.santarosafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 5

    Legal Problems Can Continue Long After a Divorce is Finalized

    Legal Problems Can Continue Long After a Divorce is Finalized
    Going through a divorce and settling all related issues can be trying. Most people want to put the marriage and legal issues behind them once the divorce is finalized. Unfortunately, this is often not the case. Frequently, a former spouse…
  • Aug 7

    What Happens to Unmarried Couples in California Who Want a “Divorce”?

    What Happens to Unmarried Couples in California Who Want a “Divorce”?
    Unmarried Couples? According to modern trends, more and more Californians are living together outside of marriage, whether for personal, financial, or other reasons. Even absent the traditional nuptials, however, such couples may, for all…
  • Jul 18

    Marriage and Money – The Most Common Sticking Point

    Marriage and Money – The Most Common Sticking Point
    Marriage and Money Marriage and Money. Marriage can be challenging, especially when it comes to family finances. Many studies suggest that financial issues are the most common sources of contention in a marriage and a common cause of divorce.…
Rank this Week: 1502

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/
Rank this Week: 1160

Cardozo Law Student Chapter -…

Cardozo Law Student Chapter - Children's Rights Institute

Cardozo law student division of CRI founded by 2010 Cardozo graduates Danielle Goldstein and Benjamin Ryberg. CRI-Cardozo has over 40 student members and is dedicated to raising awareness about human rights abuses against children.

http://www.childrensrightsinstitute.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 1537

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: 1211

The Interplay Between Bankruptcy…

The Interplay Between Bankruptcy and Divorce Law in Virginia

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

http://bankruptcydivorceblawg.com
Rank this Week: 1363

Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer Blog

Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Florida Alimony and Proposed Legislative Changes for 2013

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

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

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

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

    Establishing Paternity of a Child in Florida: Establishing Parental Rights and Visitation
    In recent years, the rules and laws regarding paternity actions in Florida have changed. Paternity cases generally establishes a father’s parental rights to a child in Florida; however, if the paternity case is brought by the Florida…
Rank this Week: 1128

Civil Negotiation and Mediation…

Civil Negotiation and Mediation Blog

Covers divorce and mediation. By Nancy E. Hudgins.

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

    Playworks! Teaching Conflict Resolution Skills to Children

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

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

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

    Co-Parenting Skills: Credit Where Credit is Due

    Co-Parenting Skills: Credit Where Credit is Due
    I conducted a divorce mediation recently where the parties have been separated for many years but now have started the divorce process by coming to mediation.  They have been co-parenting their children during the separation.  We have…
Rank this Week: 1474

California Divorce and Family Law

California Divorce and Family Law

Covers celebrity marriages, child custody, child support, divorce, paternity, prenuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements, remarriage and taxes. By Jeffrey Lalloway.

http://oc-divorce.typepad.com/california_divorce_and_fa/
  • Aug 7

    The Best Thing to do After Divorce or Breakup: Yoga

    The Best Thing to do After Divorce or Breakup: Yoga
    Divorce, even at its most amicable, can cause an enormous amount of stress, anger, worry, confusion, and resentment. People often struggle to find ways to overcome the negative feelings that face them. However, in a recent study conducted by…
  • Aug 7

    'Gray Divorces' rising

    'Gray Divorces' rising
    More Baby Boomers couples in Fairfax County are calling it quits. A recent study by an area law firm shows residents older than 55 are divorcing at increasingly high rates. Calling the county "the divorce capital of Virginia," the Arlington…
  • Aug 6

    Stevie Wonder files for divorce

    Stevie Wonder files for divorce
    Stevie Wonder, 62, is ending his 11-year marriage to fashion designer Kai Millard Morris. According to a report at www.tmz.com, the Saginaw-born Wonder filed for divorce Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court using his legal name: Stevland…
Rank this Week: 1478

Prop 8 On Trial

Prop 8 On Trial

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

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

    Perry v. Schwarzenegger becomes Perry v. Brown

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

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

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

    California Supreme Court to hear standing issue

    California Supreme Court to hear standing issue
    The California Supreme Court announced Wednesday that it would re-enter the legal battle surrounding same-sex marriage and seek to hear further arguments by September. Perry v. Schwarzenegger, the federal lawsuit challenging…
Rank this Week: 1105

Sam Hasler's Indiana Divorce &…

Sam Hasler's Indiana Divorce & Family Law Blog

Covers child custody, child support and divorce.

http://haslerlaw2.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 21

    For Those Using Free Forms From The Internet

    For Those Using Free Forms From The Internet
    Be careful of what you get. I have said this before but not quite as well as Wiggin & Nourie, P.A. does with its Is LegalZoom Legal?
  • Mar 20

    Prenuptial Agreements Are Good For Family Businesse

    Prenuptial Agreements Are Good For Family Businesse
    If you have a family business then read the following from The Williston Herald, Family roles play a part in farm operation, succession A family death brings questions about new roles: "To help deal with in-laws, Hanson is now a firm believer…
  • Mar 19

    Why Estate Planning?

    Why Estate Planning?
    Give Allinotte Law Office's Do you want to deal with this now or let your family deal with it later? a read. I think the article points out a few things not usually thought of when thinking of estate planning. Both the things needing…
Rank this Week: 1126

Just Families

Just Families

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

http://www.justfamilies.org/
  • Oct 20

    Weekly Round-Up October 20th, 2014

    Weekly Round-Up October 20th, 2014
    Court of Appeals Nomination: Governor Cuomo announced that he is nominating Justice Leslie Stein to the NY Court of Appeals. Justice Stein currently serves as Associate Justice of the Appellate Division (Third Department) of the New York…
  • Oct 13

    Weekly Round-Up October 13th, 2014

    Weekly Round-Up October 13th, 2014
    Same-Sex Marriage Legal in 5 More States: The Supreme Court denied certiorari in seven cases from five states in the Fourth, Seventh and Tenth Circuits in which courts had struck down state bans on same-sex marriage, meaning that…
  • Oct 10

    From Poverty To Opportunity Symposium: Retaining and Engaging High School-Aged Youth in Afterschool Program

    From Poverty To Opportunity Symposium: Retaining and Engaging High School-Aged Youth in Afterschool Program
    By: Catherine Barreda Panelists: Lea KixMiller, Program Supervisor, Center for Family Life in Sunset Park, SCO Family Services Steve Ausbury, Deputy Director, Brooklyn College Community Partnership Daniel Carlton, Teaching Artist, Healing…
Rank this Week: 1966

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

By Alan Robert Burton.

http://www.bocaratondivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 20

    What is the Difference between an Annulment and a Divorce in Florida?

    What is the Difference between an Annulment and a Divorce in Florida?
    Many couples who get married later want to end their legal relationship. Generally speaking, the first option that people consider is divorce, but in certain situations there may be other options available. One of the most commonly used…
  • Oct 13

    What does my Florida Child Support Cover?

    What does my Florida Child Support Cover?
    Many people who must pay child support mistakenly believe that their payments should only ever be used to pay for a child’s basic needs, such as food, shelter, and clothing. Though child support laws intend for the support payments to…
  • Oct 9

    Supreme Court Opens the Door for Same-Sex Marriage in Numerous State

    Supreme Court Opens the Door for Same-Sex Marriage in Numerous State
    On Monday, October 6, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) declined to hear a number of cases involving marriage equality. The Court gave no explanation for this decision, though its refusal to be involved in the same-sex…
Rank this Week: 2324

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Covers developments in Tennessee family law.

http://herstontennesseefamilylaw.com/
  • Oct 20

    Extension of Knoxville Order of Protection Reversed: Hall v. Hall

    Extension of Knoxville Order of Protection Reversed: Hall v. Hall
    Facts: During the pendency of the parties’ divorce action, Father obtained an ex parte order of protection against Mother, which ex parte order of protection was subsequently allowed to expire. The parties eventually entered an agreed…
  • Oct 17

    Photo of the Week: Bear Eating Choke Cherrie

    Photo of the Week: Bear Eating Choke Cherrie
    Information provided by K.O. Herston: Knoxville, Tennessee Divorce, Matrimonial and Family Law Attorney.Filed under: Photography Tagged: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Photography
  • Oct 15

    Failure to Modify Alimony Reversed in Knoxville Divorce: Stewart v. Stewart

    Failure to Modify Alimony Reversed in Knoxville Divorce: Stewart v. Stewart
    Facts: Husband and Wife obtained an agreed divorce in 1997. Their final decree of divorce contained the following provision: The wife shall receive custody of the parties’ four minor children and the husband shall receive liberal…
Rank this Week: 1674

Divorce Law Journal

Divorce Law Journal

Covers adoptions, business valuation, collaborative family law, debt division, grandparent visitation, maintenance, relocation and same sex issues. By Diana L. Skaggs.

http://louisvilledivorce.typepad.com/info/
  • Oct 17

    Fourth Published Family Law Opinion from Ky Court of Appeals Today

    Fourth Published Family Law Opinion from Ky Court of Appeals Today
    Waddle v. Waddle Award of grandparent visitation reversed because court failed to apply the modified best interest standard to consider the objection of mother who is presumed fit. Court must presume a fit parent is making decisions in the…
  • Oct 17

    Third Family Law Published Opinion from Ky Court of Appeals Today

    Third Family Law Published Opinion from Ky Court of Appeals Today
    Luu v. Murphy, et al Child custody award to de facto custodians reversed. Substantial evidence of record does not support the conclusion that appellees were child's primary caregivers and primary financial supporters. Trial court appears to…
  • Oct 17

    Second Family Law Published Opinion from Ky Court of Appeals Today

    Second Family Law Published Opinion from Ky Court of Appeals Today
    Shelton v. Shelton Trial court denied father's motion to reduce child support. Father had burden of proof to show substantial and continuing change of circumstances. Even though at time of agreement youngest child was age two and no income…
Rank this Week: 2349

Chicago Family Law Blog

Chicago Family Law Blog

Covers child custody, child support, divorce and property division. By Alan Pearlman.

http://www.chicagofamilylawblog.com/
  • Oct 16

    Inheritance Rights of Spouses after Separation and Divorce

    Inheritance Rights of Spouses after Separation and Divorce
     Most people are aware that a surviving spouse is usually entitled to inherit all or a large portion of the estate of a deceased spouse. Fewer understand the effect on estates if one spouse dies during a legal separation or after a…
  • Oct 16

    Keeping Assets in a Custodial Account for a Minor

    Keeping Assets in a Custodial Account for a Minor
     Minors have no legal capacity to manage property. Thus, transferring property and other assets to minors can be problematic. For example, parents or other adults may wish to convey a small amount of property to a minor without investing…
  • Aug 13

    DOMA Defines "Marriage" as Union of Man and Woman

    DOMA Defines "Marriage" as Union of Man and Woman
     The federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was signed into law by President Clinton on September 21, 1996. DOMA defines “marriage” to consist exclusively as a heterosexual union of a man and a woman. Further, DOMA directs…
Rank this Week: 2327

Maryland Divorce Lawyer Blog

Maryland Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.marylanddivorcelawyer-blog.com/
  • Oct 16

    Maryland Governor O’Malley Establishes Commission on Child Custody Decision Making

    Maryland Governor O’Malley Establishes Commission on Child Custody Decision Making
    Child custody disputes are arguably among the most emotionally charged issues a couple will face during a divorce proceeding. In many cases, both spouses approach the issue of child custody with the hope of spending as much time with their…
  • Sep 30

    Maryland Court Denied Husband’s Effort to Terminate Alimony

    Maryland Court Denied Husband’s Effort to Terminate Alimony
    Divorce affects each family in a unique way. In most cases, however, the parties will have to address and resolve many emotional and financial matters. Some of the more significant financial issues concern child support, spousal support,…
  • Sep 15

    Maryland Court Denied Husband’s Attempt to Set Aside Marital Settlement Agreement

    Maryland Court Denied Husband’s Attempt to Set Aside Marital Settlement Agreement
    In any divorce matter, it is important for each spouse to consult with his or her own attorney, who will seek to protect that person’s separate rights going forward. One of the most important documents that divorcing spouses…
Rank this Week: 1777

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

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

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Oct 16

    What is Just Compensation?

    What is Just Compensation?
    Tonight I am speaking at the Pipeline Informational Event sponsored by Lancaster County Conservancy and Lancaster Farmland Trust.  I have been told that some property owners mistakenly believe that if they fail to accept the offer that…
  • Oct 7

    Criminal Charges, Convictions and Employment

    Criminal Charges, Convictions and Employment
    When I read that Lancaster City Council voted on October 1, 2014 to delete the box inquiring whether an employment applicant had been convicted of a crime from Lancaster City’s employment application form, it reminded me of how…
  • Sep 26

    Understanding the Changes for Powers of Attorney in Pennsylvania

    Understanding the Changes for Powers of Attorney in Pennsylvania
    You may have heard about the new power of attorney legislation that became the law in Pennsylvania in July.  If you have executed a power of attorney or are thinking about executing a power of attorney, you may be wondering how that…
Rank this Week: 2448

New Jersey Family Law

New Jersey Family Law

Covers divorce, mediation, arbitration and litigation. By Charles C. Abut.

http://njdivorceblog.typepad.com/new_jersey_divorce_law_me/
Rank this Week: 2180

NJ Family Legal Blog

NJ Family Legal Blog

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

http://njfamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Oct 15

    NEW JERSEY FAMILY LAW PODCAST SERIES – CHILD SUPPORT AND EMANCIPATION

    NEW JERSEY FAMILY LAW PODCAST SERIES – CHILD SUPPORT AND EMANCIPATION
    In the return of our New Jersey Family Law Podcast Series, we are proud to present our fifth installment discussing child support and emancipation.  This has been a hot topic in recent months, especially following the Rachel…
  • Oct 10

    Pre-School: Is it School, or is it Day Care? And which parent gets to decide?

    Pre-School: Is it School, or is it Day Care? And which parent gets to decide?
    In the days of my childhood, formal education began in Kindergarten when, finally, I got to ride the bus with the big kids.  Not so much any more.  The vast majority of children now go to some type of pre-Kindergarten program during…
  • Sep 16

    NEW JERSEY ALIMONY REFORM IS HERE – WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?

    NEW JERSEY ALIMONY REFORM IS HERE – WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?
    Change is finally here – On September 10, 2014, Governor Chris Christie signed into law substantial and significant amendments to New Jersey’s alimony law.  The law took immediate effect on that date.  I previously…
Rank this Week: 1838

New Hampshire Family Law Blog

New Hampshire Family Law Blog

Information and insight for people struggling with divorce and family law matter. By Kysa M. Crusco of Crusco Law Office.

http://www.nhfamilylawblog.com/
  • Oct 14

    Courthouse Divorce File: What's Private?

    Courthouse Divorce File: What's Private?
    “All human beings have three lives: public, private, and secret.”  ― Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez, Gabriel García Márquez: a Life The public thirsts for gossip, apparent in websites like TMZ…
  • Sep 22

    Maves and Moore: What Constitutes Income for Child Support Purposes?

    Maves and Moore: What Constitutes Income for Child Support Purposes?
    The New Hampshire Supreme Court issued in the Matter of Janice E. Maves and David L. Moore on August 14, 2014 The Facts Husband and Wife divorced in 2004.  At the time of the divorce, Husband was awarded the parties’ Farm,…
  • Sep 8

    In Re Serodio and Perkins: You May Enforce a Prenup without a Copy of the Prenup

    In Re Serodio and Perkins: You May Enforce a Prenup without a Copy of the Prenup
    In the Matter of Cheryl Serodio and Arthur Perkins: Existence of Prenuptial Agreements can be proven without providing the written, executed agreement. The New Hampshire Supreme Court issued its opinion on August 22, 2014. The Facts Wife…
Rank this Week: 1823

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
  • Oct 10

    On the wrong side of history again

    On the wrong side of history again
    Bowing to the inevitable, North Carolina has authorized same sex marriage, leaving South Carolina the last remaining state of the Fourth Circuit to bar such marriages. Today U.S. District Judge Max Cogburn of Asheville struck down the…
  • Oct 10

    We could have been more progressive than West Virginia…but no!

    We could have been more progressive than West Virginia…but no!
    Yesterday, October 9, 2014, the South Carolina Supreme Court issued a stay preventing county probate judges from issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples pending a decision by United States District Court Judge J. Michelle Childs in…
  • Oct 6

    South Carolina likely to be compelled to allow same sex marriage

    South Carolina likely to be compelled to allow same sex marriage
    Today the United States Supreme Court decided to let stand a Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals decision finding Virginia’s ban on same sex marriage unconstitutional. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals put its decision into effect…
Rank this Week: 1665

New York Divorce Lawyer Blog

New York Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

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

    The Unofficial, Long-Term Marital Separation

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

    The Unofficial, Long-Term Separation

    The Unofficial, Long-Term Separation
    This month, I explain how using an out-of-court divorce process such as mediation or collaborative law will allow you to maintain much more control over your life than litigation will allow. For various reasons, many married couples seeking…
  • Sep 22

    Plan to Have a Great Marriage

    Plan to Have a Great Marriage
    I recently read an article on The New York Times wellness blog by Tara Parker-Pope called 'The Decisive Marriage.' In it, Parker-Pope explores the research gathered through The National Marriage Project and asks how does being decisive - or…
Rank this Week: 2282

Divorce Online Blog

Divorce Online Blog

News about divorce and family law.

http://www.divorce-online.co.uk/blog/
  • Oct 8

    Separated couples risk their estates passing to their wives under new law

    Separated couples risk their estates passing to their wives under new law
    Changes to intestacy rules took effect on 1 October 2014, and mean that separated couples will be effected if they have not made a will. Intestacy rules govern how the estate of a deceased person is divided if you die… The post…
  • Sep 18

    Divorce when you are separated and living in same house

    Divorce when you are separated and living in same house
    Living in the same house when separated is not the easiest thing to do and there are numerous articles on the subject from life coaches and the like on Huffington Post and the pages of women’s magazines, so we won’t… The…
  • Sep 9

    How long does an average divorce take?

    How long does an average divorce take?
    According to statistics released by the Office For National Statistics, *the average divorce undertaken without a solicitor in England and Wales took 33 weeks in the first quarter of 2014, an increase of 15%. This has been blamed in the…
Rank this Week: 2153

Sanns Mediation World of ADR

Sanns Mediation World of ADR

Covers mediation, arbitration and family/divorce law in NJ.

http://sannsmediation.com/wordpress
  • Oct 7

    Alimony Reform: Changes to NJ Alimony Law

    Alimony Reform: Changes to NJ Alimony Law
    On September 10, 2014, NJ Governor Chris Christie signed Public Law 2014, Chapter 42 into law.  This law makes changes to NJ’s alimony statues.  The legislature had been discussing this issue for several years and finally was…
  • Oct 6

    How do I get a Pre-nup?

    How do I get a Pre-nup?
    When some couples or people think about getting married, they want to protect their assets in case things don’t work out.  To accomplish this, they execute a pre-nuptial agreement or a pre-nup.  Such an agreement pre-specifies…
  • Jul 21

    Name Change in a Divorce in NJ

    Name Change in a Divorce in NJ
    New Jersey law allows either spouse in the divorce process to change their name.  N.J.S.A. 2A:34-21 reads in pertinent part: The court, upon or after granting a divorce from the bonds of matrimony to either spouse … may allow…
Rank this Week: 1909

New Jersey Family Law Blog

New Jersey Family Law Blog

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

http://www.newjerseyfamilylawblog.com/
  • Oct 6

    As Nation Observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month, NJ Lawmakers Debate Bill to Track Abuser

    As Nation Observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month, NJ Lawmakers Debate Bill to Track Abuser
    Almost five months after it was due, the State’s Attorney General’s Office issued its report on a proposed bill that would allow for electronic monitoring of certain offenders convicted of domestic violence. The report casts doubt…
  • Sep 22

    Governor Signs Revisions to State’s Alimony Law

    Governor Signs Revisions to State’s Alimony Law
    Governor Chris Christie recently signed into law long-debated changes to the State’s alimony laws. The new laws represent the first significant changes to a system which, for years, has been criticized as being too harsh and…
  • Sep 8

    Could New Jersey Parents Face Stiffer Penalties for Leaving Children in Cars?

    Could New Jersey Parents Face Stiffer Penalties for Leaving Children in Cars?
    It takes only minutes for the temperature inside a parked car to rise to dangerous levels and that can prove tragic for families when a child is left locked inside. Unfortunately, this situation occurs more often than one would think and New…
Rank this Week: 1781

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

http://www.criderlaw.net/blog/
  • Sep 15

    Five Estate Planning Lessons from Frozen

    Five Estate Planning Lessons from Frozen
    Over the weekend my family and I watched Frozen at Movies in the Park. Frozen is Disney’s reinterpretation of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ice Queen fairy tale.  As I watched the movie for the umpteenth…
  • Jul 31

    NAMI Offer Help In Difficult Area Of Special Needs Estate Planning

    NAMI Offer Help In Difficult Area Of Special Needs Estate Planning
    In the Oscar-winning 1979 documentary “Best Boy,” director Ira Wohl spent three years filming the life and times of his middle-aged cousin, a New York City man with a developmental disability everyone called Philly, although his…
  • Jul 31

    NAMI Offer Help In Difficult Area Of Special Needs Estate Planning

    NAMI Offer Help In Difficult Area Of Special Needs Estate Planning
    In the Oscar-winning 1979 documentary “Best Boy,” director Ira Wohl spent three years filming the life and times of his middle-aged cousin, a New York City man with a developmental disability everyone called Philly, although his…
Rank this Week: 2276

Kevin Hickey Law Blog

Kevin Hickey Law Blog

Covers divorce, child custody and family law issues, focused on Arkansas law.

http://kevinhickeylaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 9

    A Possible Conversation About Ray Rice

    A Possible Conversation About Ray Rice
    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Do you know her name? Of course I know her name, its…ugh, I forgot. She’s his wife. He hit her. I heard she was lunging at him. She was, but he…
  • May 7

    A Word About Eddie Christian

    A Word About Eddie Christian
    Every year the Sebastian County Bar Association holds a memorial service for lawyers that have passed away in the previous year.  That service is coming up in the next couple of weeks.  A mentor and friend of mine is going to be…
  • Oct 1

    Don’t Forget Your Digital Property in Your Divorce Settlement

    Don’t Forget Your Digital Property in Your Divorce Settlement
    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!An interesting article from attorney Deborah G. Matthews caught my eye and left me with a stark conclusion: When it comes to dividing your marital assets in…
Rank this Week: 1717

Dallas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Dallas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Texas family law issues. By Guest & Gray.

http://www.dallasdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 9

    Medical Bills and 30 Days Notice: Can I Recover if Notice is Late?

    Medical Bills and 30 Days Notice: Can I Recover if Notice is Late?
    Many parents worry about paying for the children’s medical expenses after divorce. If you have a final decree or custody order there should be provisions that detail how the children’s medical expenses will be split among the…
  • Sep 2

    Stepparent Adoptions: The Basic

    Stepparent Adoptions: The Basic
    The most common adoption that we encounter is that of a stepparent.  In many cases, the stepparent has substituted for years as the child’s biological parent that has been absent from their life.  That is, the stepparent cares…
  • Aug 27

    Equitable Reimbursement in Texa

    Equitable Reimbursement in Texa
    As a general rule in Texas, all property that you acquire during marriage is community property.  There are some exceptions in which property can be deemed one spouse’s separate property.  These are pretty basic concepts but…
Rank this Week: 1663

McLean County Divorce

McLean County Divorce

Covers Illinois family law. By Jon D. McLaughlin.

http://mcleancountydivorce.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    Spousal maintenance guidelines become law in Illinoi

    Spousal maintenance guidelines become law in Illinoi
    A new public act dramatically changes how spousal maintenance is determined for divorcing couples whose combined gross income is less than $250,000. The law, P.A. 98-0961, which was crafted by the ISBA Family Law Section Council,…
  • May 9

    Interesting Postnuptial Agreement Case in Illinoi

    Interesting Postnuptial Agreement Case in Illinoi
    In re Marriage of Iqbal Illinois Appellate Court http://www.illinoiscourts.gov/Opinions/AppellateCourt/2014/2ndDistrict/2131306.pdf Postnuptial agreement (PNA) signed by parties was unenforceable as it violates public policy. PNA gives…
  • Mar 20

    Eavesdropping Statute

    Eavesdropping Statute
    People v. Clark and People v. Melongo Today, in two separate decisions, People v. Clark, 2014 IL 115776, andPeople v. Melongo, 2014 IL 114852, the Illinois Supreme Court considered the constitutionality of several…
Rank this Week: 1974

My Arizona Divorce Lawyer

My Arizona Divorce Lawyer

Provides analysis and commentary on family law matters in Arizona. By Gregg R. Woodnick, PLLC.

http://woodnicklaw.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 19

    Should I Get a Divorce?

    Should I Get a Divorce?
    Everyone experiences difficulties at various points in life. These concerns can be numerous and minor, few and severe, or any combination between. Families endure financial hardship, healthcare problems, emotional and psychological…
  • Aug 5

    Special Divorce Considerations for Physician

    Special Divorce Considerations for Physician
    After representing numerous doctors (and the spouses of doctors) in Arizona, we realized that physician divorces are different.  It is not that the law treats doctors uniquely.  It is that there are a host of considerations that are…
  • Aug 4

    Children Saved from a Hot Car

    Children Saved from a Hot Car
    It’s scary to think that anyone would leave their children locked in a car during the summer months. Recently, a Texas mother did just that. She went to get her hair cut at a salon and left her children in … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 1978

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/
  • Aug 19

    Calling the Police and What To Do When They Arrive

    Calling the Police and What To Do When They Arrive
    Michael Brown. Eric Garner. Debra Harrell. These are the three names that Yale Law fellow Emily Bazelon gives as examples for her police-averse policy in her Slate article, “Why I Don’t Call the Police.” In the article,…
  • Aug 13

    Sex Offender Registry Injustice

    Sex Offender Registry Injustice
    What was once a well-intentioned law that was meant to make the community a safer place has spiraled into a witch hunt looking to burn alive anyone who wears a pointed hat. While no one would argue that sex offenders … Continue reading…
  • Aug 4

    Children Saved from Hot Car

    Children Saved from Hot Car
    It’s scary to think that anyone would leave their children locked in a car during the summer months. Recently, a Texas mother did just that. She went to get her hair cut at a salon and left her children in … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 1965

Texas Family Law Blog

Texas Family Law Blog

Covers divorce, child custody, child support, visitation, property division and enforcement in Texas. By Cary & Lippincott.

http://texfamlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    How Should a Texas Employer Handle a Wage Withholding Order/Notice?

    How Should a Texas Employer Handle a Wage Withholding Order/Notice?
    You’ve just received a document entitled “Order/Notice to Withhold Income for Child Support,” or some similar title, related to one of your employees.  Now what? First, do not ignore this document! A Texas employer who…
  • Apr 28

    Identify Theft Meets eFiling: Protecting Sensitive Data in Pleading

    Identify Theft Meets eFiling: Protecting Sensitive Data in Pleading
    What’s a lawyer to do?Texas statutes require that all pleading include certain identifying information for named parties: full legal names, portions of social security numbers, and portions of drivers’ license numbers, while…
  • Mar 5

    Effect of Powerball/Lotto Win on Child Support Obligations?

    Effect of Powerball/Lotto Win on Child Support Obligations?
    A recent Powerball winner may be about to find out that winning isn’t everything, after all.According to news sources, Pedro Quezada, a resident of New Jersey, owes a judgment for unpaid child support in an approximate amount of…
Rank this Week: 2034

Gastonia Family Law

Gastonia Family Law

Covers family law issues in North Carolina. By McIlveen Family Law Firm.

http://gastoniafamilylaw.com/
  • Jul 1

    Celebrity Divorces: Tom and Katie (TomKat)

    Celebrity Divorces: Tom and Katie (TomKat)
    Celebrity divorces can appear to be done within a blink of an eye. For instance, the divorce of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes seemed to resolve itself within just a few weeks. We didn’t notice their assets being tied up in an endless…
  • Apr 15

    5 Places to go for Day Trips Outside of Charlotte

    5 Places to go for Day Trips Outside of Charlotte
    1. White Water Rafting Center: This spot is sure to provide plenty of fun! There is a white water rafting area, a ziplining area and ample bike trails. Also, there is rock climbing and an awesome restaurant to go to for lunch or dinner. On…
  • Apr 9

    Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave

    Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave
    The worst case scenario happened. You came home to find out that your once loving marriage has been torn apart because your spouse had an affair. Now what? Counseling Not all affairs are a direct line to divorce. Sometimes, an affair can be a…
Rank this Week: 2458

Alabama Law Blog of William…

Alabama Law Blog of William Pfeifer

Covers Alabama law.

http://williampfeifer.com/blog
  • May 19

    Alabama ‘McLendon standard’ in child custody modification appeal

    Alabama ‘McLendon standard’ in child custody modification appeal
    Our Alabama appellate law practice often handles custody issues in post-divorce modification cases. These are situations where the parties have already gone through a divorce, one party was awarded custody, and then the other party has later…
  • May 19

    AAJ Paralegal of the Year Award – Nominations Now Open

    AAJ Paralegal of the Year Award – Nominations Now Open
    The American Association for Justice (AAJ) is now accepting nominations for their Paralegal of the Year Award for 2014. Sponsored by Advocate Capital, the award is to recognize the work of Paralegal Affiliate members…
  • May 7

    Alabama Appellate Briefs – Citation to the Record on Appeal

    Alabama Appellate Briefs – Citation to the Record on Appeal
    An issue that sometimes arises in Alabama appellate court practice is the failure of a party to provide proper citations to the record on appeal. The record on appeal refers to the compilation of the trial transcript, trial exhibits, and the…
Rank this Week: 2346

Puryear Law Blog

Puryear Law Blog

Covers criminal defense, family law, divorce, juvenile law, business law, discrimination, personal injury, and related matters in the states of Illinois and Iowa.

http://www.puryearlaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 16

    Dealing with DHS (in Iowa) and DCFS (in Illinois)

    Dealing with DHS (in Iowa) and DCFS (in Illinois)
    Each state has its own child protective services agency.  In Illinois, that agency is called the Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS).  In Iowa, it goes by the name Department of Human Services (DHS).  A person who…
  • Mar 16

    Dealing with DHS (in Iowa) and DCFS (in Illinois)

    Dealing with DHS (in Iowa) and DCFS (in Illinois)
    Each state has its own child protective services agency.  In Illinois, that agency is called the Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS).  In Iowa, it goes by the name Department of Human Services (DHS).  A person who…
  • Dec 11

    The Importance of Remaining Silent when Accused of a Crime

    The Importance of Remaining Silent when Accused of a Crime
    When accused of a crime, most people will naturally wish to express their innocence and explain exactly how they have done nothing wrong. It is only human nature to want to defend oneself against accusations. However, doing so can be…
Rank this Week: 2274