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Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By John S. Yohanan.

http://www.bayareadivorceattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1337

electronic divorce attorney

electronic divorce attorney

Covers Michigan divorce and family law matters. By Timothy P. Flynn.

http://electronicdivorceattorney.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 7

    Michigan Legislature Again Seeks to Restrict Divorce Trolling

    Michigan Legislature Again Seeks to Restrict Divorce Trolling
    We lawyers are not supposed to be soliciting anyway, as it is expressly prohibited in the Rules of Professional Conduct.  But over the years, a small group of divorce lawyers, unable to get clients any other way, send solicitation…
  • Jun 3

    Alcohol Abuse Results in Parenting Condition

    Alcohol Abuse Results in Parenting Condition
    Earlier this month, the Michigan Court of Appeals addressed alcohol abuse and parenting conditions in a rare published opinion; rare in that parenting time appeals do not get published very often. This case, Kaeb v Kaeb, comes…
  • May 30

    Custody Bills Protect Soldier

    Custody Bills Protect Soldier
    Yesterday, Governor Snyder signed Senate Bill 09 and tied barred House Bills 4071 and 4482 which provide protections for active service members involved in family court child custody proceedings.  The Senate bill stays custody…
Rank this Week: 904

Charlotte Divorce Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.charlottedivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 4

    Former divorce lawyer offers frank advice on legal fees, client conduct

    Former divorce lawyer offers frank advice on legal fees, client conduct
    Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “How much does it cost to get divorced, and how does the billing process work?”   Elura Nanos bills herself as an author, a television personality, an…
  • Jun 2

    Prenuptial agreements valuable for owners of special, unique businesse

    Prenuptial agreements valuable for owners of special, unique businesse
    Charlotte Divorce Attorney Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question ” Are overtime, bonuses, and commissions included in calculating child support?”   If you love your business as much as your…
  • May 28

    Surprising links found between chores, work, commute times, friendship, divorce

    Surprising links found between chores, work, commute times, friendship, divorce
    Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “Can any attorney help me with my family law needs in North Carolina?”   Splitting household chores equally seemed like a good idea at the time, but that was…
Rank this Week: 926

Missouri Divorce and Family Law…

Missouri Divorce and Family Law Blog

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

http://familylaw.mwortmanlaw.com/
  • May 23

    Conduct not to level of stalking to support protection order

    Conduct not to level of stalking to support protection order
    Recent Case:  Respondent’s conduct did not rise to the level of stalking to support an order of protection. Respondent appeals from the judgment of the trial court granting a full order of protection in favor of Petitioner. …
  • May 4

    Domestic Partnership does not constitute marriage for termination of spousal support (aka alimony)

    Domestic Partnership does not constitute marriage for termination of spousal support (aka alimony)
    Recent case: Missouri law states that remarriage terminates spousal support unless expressly agreed or ordered otherwise. Domestic partnership does not qualify for this purpose. Ex-Husband appeals the circuit court’s judgment denying…
  • Apr 27

    No spousal support (alimony) award that leaves paying spouse negative income

    No spousal support (alimony) award that leaves paying spouse negative income
    Recent Case: Trial Court error in awarding Wife spousal support amount that left Husband with negative budget, Court must also consider Wife’s ability to contribute Husband appeals from the trial Court’s judgment awarding $1,000…
Rank this Week: 1393

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/
  • May 18

    Guardian ad Litem Reports are Confidential

    Guardian ad Litem Reports are Confidential
    After you receive the GAL report and read it, your first instinct might be to share the document with family, friends and perhaps professionals such as therapists or teachers. It is important to hold back on this urge because the GAL report…
  • Feb 10

    Lessons from the Superbowl on Co-Parenting

    Lessons from the Superbowl on Co-Parenting
    A court will look to many factors under RSA 461-A:6 when making an initial determination of parental rights and responsibilities. Provided that each parent is capable of providing a safe, loving home, one of the most important…
  • Jan 15

    Spenard: Voluntary Unemployment, Financial Affidavits and Post-Trial Evidence

    Spenard: Voluntary Unemployment, Financial Affidavits and Post-Trial Evidence
    In the Matter of Susan Spenard and David Spenard was decided on October 17, 2014 The Facts Husband and Wife married in 1998. During the marriage the Husband worked in real estate and owned several businesses and the Wife worked as an…
Rank this Week: 746

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois divorce law. From Michael Roe.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • May 3

    Divorce and Stress: The Path to a Less Stressful Divorce

    Divorce and Stress: The Path to a Less Stressful Divorce
    As part of my law practice I am fairly heavily invested in the study of psychological issues in divorce, including issues such as personality disorders and the pathology of parental alienation. Included in my approach to the psychology of…
  • Apr 27

    DuPage Divorce: Grandparent Alienation

    DuPage Divorce: Grandparent Alienation
    I have represented, along with alienated parents, the grandparents that have been kept out of the lives of their grandchildren. For many years, Illinois did not recognize the right of grandparents to assert a petition for Grandparent…
  • Apr 7

    Kane County Divorce: Custody Forensic

    Kane County Divorce: Custody Forensic
    My practice is devoted, in part, to complex custody litigation. I have always believed that to practice in this area at a high level, a focus, if not a passion, for clinical issues was required in order to best...
Rank this Week: 1041

Albuquerque Divorce Lawyer Blog

Albuquerque Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers New Mexico family and divorce law topics, including community property, child custody and property division issues. By Collins & Collins, P.C.

http://www.collinsattorneys.com/divorceblawg/
  • Apr 20

    Taking the Kids Out of State for Summer Vacation Requires Planning and Agreement

    Taking the Kids Out of State for Summer Vacation Requires Planning and Agreement
    Questions surrounding summer vacation start coming up frequently this time of year.  One of the big and more common questions that arise is the respective parents’ rights to take the kids out of state for summer vacation.  In…
  • Dec 6

    Holiday Travel Often Leads to Child Custody and Time-Sharing Dispute

    Holiday Travel Often Leads to Child Custody and Time-Sharing Dispute
    Travel with the children can, in the absence of a parenting plan that deals with the issue of travel, cause conflict between the parents.  The potential for conflict associated with travel with the children is especially high during the…
  • Dec 3

    Violation of Child Custody During the Holidays has Serious Consequence

    Violation of Child Custody During the Holidays has Serious Consequence
    Child custody disputes get pretty heated during the holidays.  For whatever reason, the holidays bring out the worst in some with respect to the kids. Many times one of the parties will try to change up the parenting plan and holiday…
Rank this Week: 1014

Sanns Mediation World of ADR

Sanns Mediation World of ADR

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

http://sannsmediation.com/wordpress
  • Apr 8

    Balancing the Right to Make a Divorce Agreement Under Domestic Violence

    Balancing the Right to Make a Divorce Agreement Under Domestic Violence
    Public policy in New Jersey has long favored the ability of parties to resolve their disputes (including elements of a divorce and parenting) on their own, so long as the agreements are fair and equitable.  But what happens when domestic…
  • Apr 7

    Divorce via Facebook? Yes, in New York State

    Divorce via Facebook? Yes, in New York State
    “You’ve been served!”  Most of us are aware of that TV phrase.  For most cases, that is how a complaint is “legally” given to a defendant.  It is the official way of putting them on notice they are…
  • Jan 28

    Understanding Family/Divorce Mediation

    Understanding Family/Divorce Mediation
    From the other side of the Atlantic Ocean is a nice presentation on divorce mediation.  Please note that divorce mediation is not free in NJ.   No related posts.
Rank this Week: 1128

Kevin Hickey Law Blog

Kevin Hickey Law Blog

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

http://kevinhickeylaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 5

    “Your Friend Did What?!?!?!”

    “Your Friend Did What?!?!?!”
    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!                  All of the quotes above resonated with me recently.  Interestingly, there is a great…
  • Feb 24

    SC Foster Care System Rife With Decades-Old Deficiencies, Alleges Recently Filed Class Action Complaint

    SC Foster Care System Rife With Decades-Old Deficiencies, Alleges Recently Filed Class Action Complaint
    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!According to a recently-filed class action lawsuit, South Carolina’s foster care system has a lot to answer for — and the complaint, filed on behalf…
  • Nov 10

    Would You Serve Where You Were Hated?

    Would You Serve Where You Were Hated?
    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!One of the most complicated aspects of the U.S’s foreign policy in the ‘50s and ‘60s had to do with its uber enemy of the time – the…
Rank this Week: 1058

The Woodlands Divorce Attorney,…

The Woodlands Divorce Attorney, Conroe Divorce Attorney

Covers divorce and family law in the Woodlands and Houston. By Richard L. Shea.

http://thewoodlandsdivorce.com
  • Apr 4

    The IRS Recapture Tax

    The IRS Recapture Tax
    Spousal maintenance is a part of many Woodlands Divorce cases. It is also usually rather short in length because its purpose is primarily to help one spouse re-establish their financial independence after the divorce. If you are considering…
  • Mar 25

    Stock Option or No Option?

    Stock Option or No Option?
    I’ve discussed before how stock options can be a complicated asset to deal with in a Woodlands Divorce case. They present valuation issues and even more complicated issues surrounding when and how they can be liquidated and divided. If…
  • Mar 16

    Mediation, Divorce Agreements, and Fraud

    Mediation, Divorce Agreements, and Fraud
    Some people try to get away with being sneaky. Sometimes that mentality goes so far as to be deceptive in dealing with other people. This happens a lot (too much) in divorce cases. It is not uncommon for the husband Read More
Rank this Week: 1012

Australian Divorce Blog

Australian Divorce Blog

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

http://australiandivorce.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 17

    Impacts of domestic violence: Bryce taskforce

    Impacts of domestic violence: Bryce taskforce
    The Bryce task force set out the impacts of domestic and family violence:At the extreme end of domestic and family violence is homicide. The National Homicide Monitoring Program reported that, between 2010-11 and 2011-12, 39%, or…
  • Mar 16

    Defining domestic and family violence: Bryce report

    Defining domestic and family violence: Bryce report
    The Bryce report provides an excellent discussion of what is domestic violence and family violence:Domestic violence, also called intimate partner violence, occurs in a variety of forms including physical, emotional, and economic violence…
  • Mar 15

    The history of domestic violence reforms in Queensland: Bryce report

    The history of domestic violence reforms in Queensland: Bryce report
    Quentin Bryce's task force sets out a good history of how domestic violence has been tackled in Queensland (and Australia):Domestic violence is not new. It spans history, countries, and cultures, and has profound impacts on…
Rank this Week: 994

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: 1001

DivorceSolicitor

DivorceSolicitor

Covers divorce, pre-nuptial agreements, and separation. By Lynne Bastow.

http://divorcesolicitor.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 15

    Cohabitation Right

    Cohabitation Right
    What rights do cohabiting couples have upon separation? It is very different to matrimonial law and at present the weaker party financially has to rely on land law, and if there are children, an application under the children act for the…
  • Oct 30

    Is It Worth getting a Pre Nuptial Agreement

    Is It Worth getting a Pre Nuptial Agreement
    Nobody wants to see a bride cry but YES it is worth getting a Pre Nuptial Agreement.Here's why:It is one of the factors that will be taken into account upon divorce.Is it decisive?No.However...If...1. Both parties have been given the…
  • Sep 15

    The Little Book of Divorce Question

    The Little Book of Divorce Question
      The Little Book of Divorce Questions  is available now on Amazon .In an agony of indecision?Can't decide whether to stay or go?Scared?Anxious?Unhappy?Making such a decision is usually choosing the least worst option.  It…
Rank this Week: 912

The Legal Optimist

The Legal Optimist

By Rosie Brown.

http://legaloptimist.wordpress.com
  • Aug 27

    Do I have a right to counsel for probation violation proceedings?

    Do I have a right to counsel for probation violation proceedings?
    Yes, you do have a right to have an attorney for probation violation proceedings in the State of Tennessee. Tennessee Code Annotated § 40-35-311(b) provides that a defendant is entitled to be represented by counsel at a hearing on a…
  • Aug 27

    Do I have a right to counsel for probation violation proceedings?

    Do I have a right to counsel for probation violation proceedings?
    Yes, you do have a right to have an attorney for probation violation proceedings in the State of Tennessee. Tennessee Code Annotated § 40-35-311(b) provides that a defendant is entitled to be represented by counsel at a hearing on a…
  • Mar 27

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee
    Join Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty to obtain an adequate number of signatures to influence Governor Haslam’s political choices.  In short, Tennessee is slated to resume executing death row inmates this…
Rank this Week: 1326

Durham Family Law Journal.com

Durham Family Law Journal.com

Discusses North Carolina family law topics. By Martha New Milam.

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

    IS YOUR RELATIONSIP 'GOOD ENOUGH"?"?

    IS YOUR RELATIONSIP 'GOOD ENOUGH"?"?
    In this recent article,  Dr. Pauline Boss describes an alternative to ending a relationship because it’s not everything we wish for.  She describes this as making a "conscious choice".  In all intimate…
  • Apr 29

    A Simple Communications Model to Use

    A Simple Communications Model to Use
    Cathy Heenan, Ed.D. recently posted an article in her blog that introduces a model you can use with your spouse when emotions are running high and you need to be able to solve a dispute.Here's what you need to do:If you can agree with…
  • Mar 24

    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE - A Persisitent Threat to Women in the USA

    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE - A Persisitent Threat to Women in the USA
     In a recent New York Times OP-ED Nicholas Kristof informs us that in the United States, domestic violence claims the life of an American Woman every six hours and strikes 25% of all American women in their lifetimes.  Such…
Rank this Week: 775

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: 932

Ocala Divorce Lawyer Blog

Ocala Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida family law and divorce issues. By Anne E. Raduns.

http://www.ocalafamilylaw.com/Ocala-Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Mar 13

    Divorce Questions to Ask at the End of a Marriage

    Divorce Questions to Ask at the End of a Marriage
    The importance of asking questions cannot be underestimated in life, especially when the questions are asked prior to undergoing divorce proceedings. Florida residents who prepare themselves by performing the necessary research prior to…
  • Feb 26

    Shared parenting may become a new form of child custody

    Shared parenting may become a new form of child custody
    Divorces are difficult on the spouses, but it can be even worse if there are children involved. The decision of which Florida parent has custody of the child can lead to bitterness and can be emotionally trying on the child....
  • Feb 20

    Tips for a smoother Florida divorce transition

    Tips for a smoother Florida divorce transition
    Going through the process of a separation can be difficult for both parties. The proceedings may go decidedly smoother if an individual is prepared mentally and has all of the appropriate paperwork from the very beginning. Florida residents…
Rank this Week: 900

The Divorce Collaborative

The Divorce Collaborative

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

http://www.divorcecollaborative.com
  • Jan 10

    The Initial Telephone Call to The Divorce Collaborative LLC

    The Initial Telephone Call to The Divorce Collaborative LLC
    I often remind our TDC team how difficult it can be for clients to make that first telephone call to our office.  The decision to speak with a Massachusetts divorce lawyer or divorce mediator is generally not made lightly.  We are…
  • Oct 27

    Massachusetts Mandatory Parent Education Program For Divorcing Parents With Minor Children

    Massachusetts Mandatory Parent Education Program For Divorcing Parents With Minor Children
    By Massachusetts Divorce Lawyer and Divorce Mediator Colleen E. Cunnally, Esq.  Divorcing couples are usually most concerned about their children.  How will my children adjust to the change in our family structure?  How will I…
  • Jun 26

    Massachusetts Family Law Attorney Attends AFCC Conference in LA

    Massachusetts Family Law Attorney Attends AFCC Conference in LA
      I recently attended a family law conference hosted by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) in Los Angeles, CA.  As a practicing Massachusetts divorce attorney and divorce mediator, I think it is important to…
Rank this Week: 1013

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: 804

Connecticut Lesbian and Gay Law

Connecticut Lesbian and Gay Law

Covers gay marriage, civil unions, and step-parent and co-parent adoptions. By Irene C. Olszewski.

http://ctlgbtlaw.wordpress.com
  • Jan 24

    Colorado Civil Unions Bill Passes Senate

    Colorado Civil Unions Bill Passes Senate
    Yesterday,  a Colorado Senate committee voted 3-2 to pass Senate Bill 11, which would legalize civil unions for same-sex couples in that state.  The bill was opposed by Republicans in that vote.  The bill will now be heard by…
  • Jan 24

    Colorado Civil Unions Bill Passes Senate

    Colorado Civil Unions Bill Passes Senate
    Yesterday,  a Colorado Senate committee voted 3-2 to pass Senate Bill 11, which would legalize civil unions for same-sex couples in that state.  The bill was opposed by Republicans in that vote.  The bill will now be heard by…
  • Jan 23

    Connecticut Legislature Confirms First Openly Gay Supreme Court Justice

    Connecticut Legislature Confirms First Openly Gay Supreme Court Justice
    Earlier today, the Connecticut General Assembly confirmed Andrew J. McDonald, a Democratic state senator, as the first openly gay justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court. The Senate voted 30-3 to confirm McDonald while the House voted…
Rank this Week: 979

Hattiesburg Divorce Lawyer

Hattiesburg Divorce Lawyer

Covers Mississippi divorce and family law. By Timothy J. Evans.

http://www.hattiesburgdivorcelawyer.com
  • Nov 8

    Can You File Bankruptcy While Going Through a Divorce?

    Can You File Bankruptcy While Going Through a Divorce?
    This is a guest post from Andrew Jackson, a financial counselor in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Jul 18

    J is for Joint Custody (Part 1)

    J is for Joint Custody (Part 1)
    Joint Custody. You (and I’m including lawyers, judges, and clients in this) either love it or hate it. This will be a two-part post with this part discussing just what joint custody is, and the second part discussing ways joint custody can…
  • May 23

    I is for Income Withholding

    I is for Income Withholding
    I had a law school professor who said that a judgment isn’t even worth the paper it’s printed on; real lawyering starts when you try to collect on a judgment. Luckily, in family law, it’s a little easier to get the money your client is…
Rank this Week: 784

Family Law Practice

Family Law Practice

Discusses collaboration, mediation and a reasoned approach to divorce. By Steven Green.

http://masscollaborativelaw.wordpress.com
  • Oct 27

    Paternity

    Paternity
    I am a father. There is no denying it. There is no getting away from it. It defines who I am. I am a Daddy! In fact, I have been a daddy longer than I have been anything else. OK, yes, I have been alive longer than I have been a daddy…I…
  • Oct 27

    Paternity

    Paternity
    I am a father. There is no denying it. There is no getting away from it. It defines who I am. I am a Daddy! In fact, I have been a daddy longer than I have been anything else. OK, yes, I have been alive longer than I have been a…
  • Oct 1

    Can I Move My Children Out-of-State?

    Can I Move My Children Out-of-State?
    I was watching one of the new seasons television shows the other night. “Lie to Me” is one of those fast paced, science based, programs that I find irresistible. I also have a hard time leaving my work at the office. Why? Seems that the…
Rank this Week: 1021

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/
  • Jun 29

    #691 Third Department Caselaw Round-Up for August 8, 2013

    #691 Third Department Caselaw Round-Up for August 8, 2013
    And, once again, there is nothing to report for this week, as the Third Department was on vacation. Which means we have another Court of Appeals decision to look at. This one caught my eye because the subject individual was adjudicated as a…
  • Jun 29

    #690 Third Department Caselaw Round-Up for August 1, 2013

    #690 Third Department Caselaw Round-Up for August 1, 2013
    The Third Department was on vacation for this particular week, and no decisions were reported. Yeah, I'm still posting for this particular week nonetheless, if only to note that no decisions were posted. However, since I have this space…
  • Jun 28

    #689 Third Department Caselaw Round-Up for July 25, 2013

    #689 Third Department Caselaw Round-Up for July 25, 2013
    To one of the most fascist berobed monkeys flinging poo, I ask this: is that all you've got? Jiggery-pokery? JIGGERY-POKERY!? Seriously? Oh, you mean the sort of nonsense in which you've been engaging since the day you first darkened the…
Rank this Week: 2969

Alabama Litigation Lawyer Blog

Alabama Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal, employment and family law. By Ingram Law LLC.

http://www.alabamalitigationlawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 1881

The Parenting Lawyer

The Parenting Lawyer

Covers family law. By Lauren Johnson

http://www.theparentinglawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 1882

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/
  • Jun 29

    Impact of SCOTUS Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage

    Impact of SCOTUS Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage
    On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) in Obergefell v. Hodges  ruled that all 50 states and the District of Columbia must issue marriage licenses and recognize marriages regardless of whether the spouses are…
  • May 18

    Premarital Education Course

    Premarital Education Course
    Couples applying for a marriage license in the State of Texas are encouraged to attend a free premarital education course.  Couples who take the course can waive a portion of the marriage license fee and waive the 72-hour waiting period…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4510

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/
  • Jun 29

    What You and Your Teen Need to Know Before Seeking Summer Employment

    What You and Your Teen Need to Know Before Seeking Summer Employment
    School, for the most part, is over for the year, which means teens throughout the State are faced with the daunting task of finding summer employment. Whether they are just looking to earn some spending money, buy books, or pay a portion of…
  • Jun 15

    The Wait for a New Jersey Marriage License May Soon be Over for Terminally Ill Patient

    The Wait for a New Jersey Marriage License May Soon be Over for Terminally Ill Patient
    Couples looking to marry in the State of New Jersey must apply for a marriage license and sit out the 72-hour mandatory waiting period before the license is issued. For most couples, that three-day waiting period is a minor interruption in…
  • Jun 1

    New Jersey’s New Car Seat Law Aims to Clear Up Confusion for Parent

    New Jersey’s New Car Seat Law Aims to Clear Up Confusion for Parent
    Statistics show seat belts help save lives in accidents and that message seems to have made an impact. Reports state a majority of people – 87% nationally and 87.6% in New Jersey – use seat belts for their protection. But how do…
Rank this Week: 2268

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

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

http://www.thorpelawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jun 29

    The Fine Line Between Success and Bankruptcy

    The Fine Line Between Success and Bankruptcy
    The beginning of any new startup company is an optimistic time. After the fundraising, vision-creating, and product building, any founder or team member would hope that things would go smoothly from then on. However this is not always the…
  • Jun 15

    Supreme Court Ruling – The Decision-Making Power of Bankruptcy Judge

    Supreme Court Ruling – The Decision-Making Power of Bankruptcy Judge
    In May of 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that bankruptcy judges have the power of final judgments in certain legal disputes that arise from bankruptcy proceedings. This will boost the power of the Bankruptcy Court system. A Question of…
  • May 19

    Too Poor To File For Bankruptcy?

    Too Poor To File For Bankruptcy?
    In the past, people who were struggling financially had the option of filing for bankruptcy under Chapter 7. While this option still exists, the increased costs of filing for bankruptcy has effectively removed this option from truly poor…
Rank this Week: 2291

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Covers business law, civil litigation, civil rights, criminal defense, estates & trusts, family law, labor & employment, medical malpractice, personal injury, real estate, qui tam and workers' compensation.

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
  • Jun 29

    Should I Talk to the Other Driver’s Insurance Company after an Accident?

    Should I Talk to the Other Driver’s Insurance Company after an Accident?
    A question clients often ask is whether they should talk to the opposing driver’s insurance company after they have been injured in a car accident. Share: LinkedIn Twitter Google Plus Facebook 
  • Jun 12

    New Legislation Affecting Divorce in Maryland

    New Legislation Affecting Divorce in Maryland
    The Maryland General Assembly met this past winter for its annual ninety day session and proposed legislation, heard testimony regarding proposed legislation, and enacted new law.  Share: LinkedIn Twitter Google…
  • Jun 12

    New Legislation Affecting Divorce in Maryland

    New Legislation Affecting Divorce in Maryland
    The Maryland General Assembly met this past winter for its annual ninety day session and proposed legislation, heard testimony regarding proposed legislation, and enacted new law.  Share: LinkedIn Twitter Google…
Rank this Week: 1973

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

Covers family law in South Carolina.

http://www.scfamilylaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 29

    International Child Relocation

    International Child Relocation
    Custody Implications of International Relocation of Children The growth of technology has made the world smaller and more intertwined, and it is now quite common for people from different countries to marry or otherwise have children…
  • Jun 29

    Marriage Equality Arrives, as U.S. Supreme Court Rules Same-Sex Marriages Are Legal Nationwide

    Marriage Equality Arrives, as U.S. Supreme Court Rules Same-Sex Marriages Are Legal Nationwide
    Friday, June 26, 2015, was a very important day in the history of family law jurisprudence, as the United States Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples can marry nationwide. Justice Anthony Kennedy authored the opinion in…
  • Jun 26

    Divorcing German Man Takes Equitable Division to Extreme

    Divorcing German Man Takes Equitable Division to Extreme
    A German man in the midst of divorce took to YouTube to vent frustration over what he viewed as an unfair divorce settlement. Taking the instruction to “divide” property to its logical extreme, the man used a chainsaw to literally…
Rank this Week: 1653

South Florida Divorce Lawyer Blog

South Florida Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By William Wallshein, P.A.

http://www.southfloridadivorcelawyer-blog.com/
  • Jun 29

    Discovery in Florida Divorce

    Discovery in Florida Divorce
    The discovery process is an essential step in any litigation, including divorce, child custody, and other family law cases. During discovery, the parties obtain documents and information from each other in order to facilitate a fair and…
  • Jun 26

    Collaborative Divorce

    Collaborative Divorce
    Collaborative divorce is a non-adversarial process in which spouses work together with trained professionals to resolve disputes outside of court. The collaborative divorce process allows a divorcing couple to reduce or avoid the stressful…
  • Jun 24

    Relocation of Children

    Relocation of Children
    In Florida, if the parents of a minor child are separated and the custodial parent wants to move the minor child more than fifty miles for a period of over sixty days, the custodial parent must get the other parent’s permission. If the…
Rank this Week: 1785

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

Covers divorce, spousal support and property division in California. By the Law Offices of Nancy J. Bickford, APC.

http://www.sandiegodivorceattorneysblog.com/
  • Jun 29

    They Want to Move Where?!

    They Want to Move Where?!
    People from around the world settle in California and specifically San Diego for many reasons, for example, our beautiful weather, or to work in the booming biotech industry. When they arrive, they marry, have children and become an integral…
  • Jun 25

    Why Mediation?

    Why Mediation?
    County music singer Trace Adkins has just ended his divorce from his wife of 17 years, Rhonda. While the split has been in the news, the terms of the divorce have remained quiet. The reason why the parties were able to reach a resolution of…
  • Jun 8

    What do I do with my Thrift Savings Plan during my divorce?

    What do I do with my Thrift Savings Plan during my divorce?
    If you are a member of the uniformed services or work for the Federal Government you are eligible to sign up for a Thrift Savings Plan ("TSP"). A TSP is a retirement savings plan similar to a 401(k), and it often supplements other retirement…
Rank this Week: 3186

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Covers developments in Tennessee family law.

http://herstontennesseefamilylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3094

Williams Law Group Blog

Williams Law Group Blog

Covers New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency issues.

http://newjerseydyfsdefense.com/blog
Rank this Week: 1694

CA Divorce Mediation

CA Divorce Mediation

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

http://www.cadivorcemediators.com/blog/
  • Jun 28

    Division of Assets in Orange County Divorce Mediation

    Division of Assets in Orange County Divorce Mediation
    Think of having a divorce, and automatically there is a fear that starts to set in. The fear of failure, and the fear of the unchartered waters. One of the first questions that come to one’s mind is about their assets. These fears are…
  • Jun 25

    Another Five California Divorce Mediation Myth

    Another Five California Divorce Mediation Myth
    This blog is a continuation from the previous blog titled Five California Divorce Mediation Myths. Here is a list of five other mediation myths that mislead people with respect to mediation. Myth 6: I Have To Always Be In The Same Room As My…
  • Jun 23

    5 California Divorce Mediation Myth

    5 California Divorce Mediation Myth
    Divorce mediation is one phenomenon that has seen a steady rise in the eyes of the masses, with a large number of people retorting to mediation as a solution to their problems. With the increasing number of people turning to mediation, there…
Rank this Week: 1472

Texas Family Law Blog

Texas Family Law Blog

Covers family law in Texas. By Hutton Law, PLLC.

http://www.austintexaslegal.com/Blog/
  • Jun 28

    CPS Parent Resource Guide Part 1: Introduction

    CPS Parent Resource Guide Part 1: Introduction
    The Texas Children’s Commission recently put out a great guide for parents navigating the CPS system, and I thought it might be beneficial for some parents to do a multi-part series revolving around it and how to use it to its fullest…
  • Jun 20

    Time limitations on enforcement of child support arrear

    Time limitations on enforcement of child support arrear
    Many people assume that the attorney general stops enforcing child support arrears when the child turns 18. Often, however, this is not the case, and can lead to some scary situations for people who are unprepared. In Texas, the law states…
  • May 19

    Tips for Recognizing Child Abuse

    Tips for Recognizing Child Abuse
    Child abuse is something that affects more children than most are aware of, and it is up to everyone to help protect children from these situations. Beyond that, it is an obligation under the law to report children who you suspect are being…
Rank this Week: 2039

New Jersey Divorce Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Divorce Lawyers Blog

Covers family law. By Goldstein, Bachman & Newman, LLP.

http://www.newjerseydivorcelawyers-blog.com/
  • Jun 28

    The Use of Medical and Mental Health Records in a New Jersey Child Custody Case

    The Use of Medical and Mental Health Records in a New Jersey Child Custody Case
    I suffer from a mental illness and my spouse wants a divorce.  Can this hurt my chances for gaining custody of our children? In general, the best interests of the child are of paramount importance in a New Jersey child custody…
  • Jun 27

    Understanding Your Rights Under the New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act

    Understanding Your Rights Under the New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act
    My spouse and I separated and now he is threatening my safety. What are my options? New Jersey’s Prevention of Domestic Violence Act was created to provide the victims of domestic violence in our state with comprehensive…
  • Jun 7

    Obtaining an Annulment in New Jersey

    Obtaining an Annulment in New Jersey
    I have been married for less than one year and we have no children. Can I get an annulment? Unlike a divorce that terminates a marriage, an annulment is a legal determination that a marriage or civil union never existed. Individuals…
Rank this Week: 1952

Dallas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Dallas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Texas family law issues. By Guest & Gray.

http://www.dallasdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 28

    Same-Sex Marriage: A Right Nationwide

    Same-Sex Marriage: A Right Nationwide
    On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States held, in Obergefell v. Hodges, Director, Ohio Department of Health, Et Al., that the 14th amendment requires a State to license a marriage between two people of the same sex and to…
  • Jun 8

    Dividing Community Property, Fraud on the Community, and Spousal Maintenance

    Dividing Community Property, Fraud on the Community, and Spousal Maintenance
    How do I prove that certain property in my divorce is separate from the community property? When the court divides property in Texas there is a presumption that the community owns everything, that is both parties will have a right to it.…
  • May 31

    Child Testimony in Family Law Case

    Child Testimony in Family Law Case
    In most family law cases children are seldom asked to testify because of unreliability. But, in some cases a teenager may be called to testify in situations such as; when a teenager wants to live with a different parent, where a parent has…
Rank this Week: 3070

New York Divorce Blog

New York Divorce Blog

By Bruce Provda.

http://www.nydivorcefirm.com/blog
  • Jun 28

    How to Bounce Back from Divorce?

    How to Bounce Back from Divorce?
    There is no doubt that going through a divorce can be challenging and difficult. While most couples who choose to split up do so because they feel that is the best solution for both parties concerned, the process of separation and negotiation…
  • Jun 17

    A Lifestyle Clause in a Premarital Agreement May Net You More Money if You Divorce

    A Lifestyle Clause in a Premarital Agreement May Net You More Money if You Divorce
    Creating a premarital agreement is one of the best ways that a couple can protect assets and avoid a messy divorce. These private contracts between spouses are generally enforceable in court as long as full disclosures were made by the…
  • Jun 14

    You Can Now Serve Divorce Papers on Facebook

    You Can Now Serve Divorce Papers on Facebook
    When you want to end your marriage, your spouse must be formally notified that you have petitioned for divorce. This is frequently a problem when one spouse has abandoned the other or has left town. If you do not know where your husband or…
Rank this Week: 1483

New York Divorce and Family Law…

New York Divorce and Family Law Blog

Covers New York divorce and family law decisions and legislation. By Joel R. Brandes.

http://brandeslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 28

    U.S. Supreme Court Holds Same Sex Couples May Not Be Deprived of Right to Marry

    U.S. Supreme Court Holds Same Sex Couples May Not Be Deprived of Right to Marry
    In Obergefell et Al. V. Hodges, Director, Ohio Department of Health, et Al., 576 US ____(2015) the U.S. Supreme Court concluded that the right to marry is a fundamental right inherent in the liberty of the person, and under the Due Process…
  • May 1

    2015 Child Support Standards Chart released March 6, 2015

    2015 Child Support Standards Chart released March 6, 2015
    According to the Child Support Standards Chart, [LDSS 4515 (3/15)] released March 6, 2015, prepared by New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, Division of Child Support Enforcement, the 2015 poverty income guideline…
  • Feb 18

    Matter of Veronica P. v. Radcliff A., --- N.E.3d ----, 2015 WL 566677 (N.Y.), 2015 N.Y. Slip Op. 01300

    Matter of Veronica P. v. Radcliff A., --- N.E.3d ----, 2015 WL 566677 (N.Y.), 2015 N.Y. Slip Op. 01300
    Court of Appeals Holds Appeal from a Contested Order of Protection Issued by Family Court, Based upon a Finding That the Subject Individual Has Committed a Family Offense, Is Not Mooted Solely by the Expiration of the Order.  …
Rank this Week: 3146

Long Island Family Law and…

Long Island Family Law and Mediation Blog

Covers family law and mediation. By Law Office Of Darren M. Shapiro.

http://www.longislandfamilylawandmediation.com/
  • Jun 27

    Orders of Protection in Family Court v. Criminal Court

    Orders of Protection in Family Court v. Criminal Court
    The Difference between Family Court and Criminal Court Orders of Protection in New York An order of protection is an official document issued by the court with the intention to limit the behavior of someone who has been alleged to harm or…
  • Jun 19

    What Does Best Interests of the Child Mean in Child Custody Cases?

    What Does Best Interests of the Child Mean in Child Custody Cases?
    Best Interest Standard In many legal matters, the focus of a court is often into the past of the parties involved in an attempt to resolve the issues. On the other hand, in a custody case, the court attempts to perceive the future and predict…
  • Jun 12

    Court Discretion in Support, Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody … Part 2

    Court Discretion in Support, Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody … Part 2
    In a previous blog post, we touched upon issues of discretion of judges and other triers of fact (referees, judicial hearing officer and support magistrates), and the ways in which parties in a legal proceeding, and their attorneys may have…
Rank this Week: 2527

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
  • Jun 27

    A little more perfect union

    A little more perfect union
    It seems fitting that I was at the TD Arena with my family awaiting President Obama’s eulogy for Clementa Pinckney when the United States Supreme Court announced its decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which established a right to gay…
  • Jun 24

    Common law marriage is still marriage

    Common law marriage is still marriage
    I am amazed at the number of folks contacting my office who have inadvertently gotten themselves married via common law marriage. I am also amazed at the folks who ask how they can get common law married because they don’t want to go…
  • Jun 22

    Stopping case dismissal under the 365 day rule when the other party won’t mediate

    Stopping case dismissal under the 365 day rule when the other party won’t mediate
    Within the past few years the South Carolina Supreme Court has promulgated one rule in which family court cases are dismissed if no final hearing is requested within 365 days of the date the action is filed and another rule in which cases…
Rank this Week: 4143

Updates in Michigan Family Law

Updates in Michigan Family Law

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

http://jeannehannah.typepad.com/blog_jeanne_hannah_traver/
  • Jun 27

    Same Sex Marriage a Right in all 50 States after U.S. Supreme Court Ruling

    Same Sex Marriage a Right in all 50 States after U.S. Supreme Court Ruling
    Same Sex Marriage a Right in all 50 States after U.S. Supreme Court Ruling. The New York Times coverage of the story and related human interest stories are rich with detail.
  • Jun 26

    Judicial Interview of Minor Child in Custody Case

    Judicial Interview of Minor Child in Custody Case
    A newly released opinion by the Michigan Court of Appeals in a custody case (for publication) raised some interesting and noteworthy issues. The issues noted in this post are: (1) The effect of a parent who made repeated referrals to...
  • Jun 26

    Joint Custody and Vaccination

    Joint Custody and Vaccination
    The California legislature has voted that unvaccinated children who do not have a medical exemption will not be permitted to attend public schools. They will have to receive their schooling at home or in private home-schooling groups.
Rank this Week: 2557

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.indianafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 26

    Obergefell v. Hodges and Its Impact in Indiana

    Obergefell v. Hodges and Its Impact in Indiana
    On June 26th, 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued an historic ruling that invalidated state bans on same-sex marriage and held that same-sex marriage is a Fourteenth Amendment right. The decision results in the United States becoming…
  • Jun 12

    Why Have Gestational Surrogacy Agreements in Indiana?

    Why Have Gestational Surrogacy Agreements in Indiana?
    Surrogacy laws vary by state. Indiana law currently holds that all surrogacy contracts are void and unenforceable. However, Indiana law does not prohibit the act of surrogacy itself, and recent court rulings have been favorable to surrogacy.…
  • Jun 5

    How do I Obtain a Student Visa to Study in the U.S.?

    How do I Obtain a Student Visa to Study in the U.S.?
    If you are a citizen of a foreign country and wish to study in the United States ("U.S."), you will need to apply for a U.S. student visa. Below is a basic step-by-step guide to obtaining an F-1 visa, a non-immigrant visa used by…
Rank this Week: 3632

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/
  • Jun 26

    Same Sex Marriage Approved by the United States Supreme Court in Landmark Decision

    Same Sex Marriage Approved by the United States Supreme Court in Landmark Decision
    In a landmark decision issued today in the matter of Obergefell v. Hodges, Director, Ohio Department of Health, et. al., the United States Supreme Court ruled, in a 5-4 decision, that states must (a) no longer prohibit same-sex…
  • Jun 26

    Use of Social Media in Court: An Ethical and Jurisdictional Dilemma

    Use of Social Media in Court: An Ethical and Jurisdictional Dilemma
    Approximately one year ago, my colleague wrote a blog post raising awareness and spreading concern about how the communications and content found on one’s social media could potentially be used against them in a variety of ways in…
  • Jun 19

    Judicial Conduct and Judicial Law Clerk

    Judicial Conduct and Judicial Law Clerk
    Every year the judiciary receives hundreds of clerkship applications from hopeful law students. Clerkships are highly coveted because they generally set an aspiring lawyer’s career on a fruitful path. A law clerk provides assistance to…
Rank this Week: 2742