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Back in the Black Hills

Back in the Black Hills

Covers South Dakota criminal law, family law and estate planning issues. By Tana Fye.

http://backintheblackhills.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 7

    Rural Areas Need More Lawyer

    Rural Areas Need More Lawyer
    I live and work primarily in rural Nebraska, but am from the Rapid City area of South Dakota.  And I hear about and see first hand that there is a shortage of lawyers able to handle the caseload that exists.  The American Bar…
  • Jan 4

    ICWA and the SCOTUS

    ICWA and the SCOTUS
    For only the second time, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear a case involving the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA).  This Reuters article describes the situation as a "human tragedy," which pretty much can describe any case…
  • Oct 9

    First Amendment, Pastors, and the IRS

    First Amendment, Pastors, and the IRS
    I thought that this story (here and here) was fascinating.  Currently churches can lose their 501(c)(3) status if the pastor endorses candidates, as the church is no longer purely a religious organization.
Rank this Week: 456

Jeff R. Layfield Blog

Jeff R. Layfield Blog

Provides tips on how to keep assets safe in case of a divorce.

http://www.layfieldlawfirm.com/blog.html
Rank this Week: 659

Kentucky Family Law Blog

Kentucky Family Law Blog

Covers family and divorce law. By Barrow & Weigel.

http://www.barrowweigel.com/blog
  • Mar 25

    New Top Lawyers Edition of Louisville Magazine

    New Top Lawyers Edition of Louisville Magazine
    Louisville Magazine has printed a special edition that contains the correct, complete list of Louisville’s Top Attorneys. The list was originally printed in the March, 2013 edition, but a printing error caused a substantial portion of…
  • Mar 10

    Hugh W. Barrow Named as One of Louisville’s Top Lawyer

    Hugh W. Barrow Named as One of Louisville’s Top Lawyer
    Barrow Law Group, PLLC is pleased to announce that Hugh W. Barrow was recognized in Louisville Magazine’s “Top Lawyers” issue.  The list of “Top Lawyers” was compiled from a survey of members of…
  • Mar 7

    How To File For Divorce in Kentucky

    How To File For Divorce in Kentucky
    There are many different types of divorce in Kentucky. Most Court allow for simple divorces that do not require either party to appear before a judge.  There are also cases that are litigated before a Judge or domestic relations…
Rank this Week: 800

Maryland Divorce Lawyer Blog

Maryland Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Maryland divorce, marital property, protective orders and visitation. By Silverman Thompson Slutkin White.

http://www.marylanddivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 12

    Same Sex Marriage Licenses Issued by Maryland Clerks of Court

    Same Sex Marriage Licenses Issued by Maryland Clerks of Court
    On November 30, 2012 we blogged about the Attorney General’s Opinion on the issuance of same sex marriage licenses and when the clerks could issue same. It appears that the clerks have followed the guidance of his Opinion as the first…
  • Dec 12

    Same Sex Marriage Licenses Issued by Maryland Clerks of Court

    Same Sex Marriage Licenses Issued by Maryland Clerks of Court
    On November 30, 2012 we blogged about the Attorney General’s Opinion on the issuance of same sex marriage licenses and when the clerks could issue same. It appears that the clerks have followed the guidance of his Opinion as the first…
  • Nov 30

    Maryland Attorney General Issues Opinion on When Courts Can Issue Same-Sex Marriage License

    Maryland Attorney General Issues Opinion on When Courts Can Issue Same-Sex Marriage License
    As we explained in our “How to Get Married Guide for Same Sex Couples” blog on November 8, 2012, same sex couples will be permitted to marry in Maryland as of January 1, 2013. However, couples will need to obtain a marriage…
Rank this Week: 435

Practical Legal Advice

Practical Legal Advice

Covers consumer and family law issues in Florida. By Carolyn R. Jones.

http://nefloridalawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 16

    Can You file suit for Alienation of Affection in Florida

    Can You file suit for Alienation of Affection in Florida
    Alienation of affection(s) is a legal action, a tort based on willful and malicious interference with marriage relations by a third party. The elements constituting the cause of action are wrongful conduct of the defendant, plaintiff's loss…
  • Nov 15

    At what age does Florida allow children to stay alone?

    At what age does Florida allow children to stay alone?
    Florida does not have a stead fast rule regarding the age that children can stay home alone. Instead the Department of Children's and Families does offer guidance to parents at the criteria they need to consider prior to allowing there…
  • Jul 5

    How Child Support is Determined in Florida

    How Child Support is Determined in Florida
    Child support is a substantial commitment. Under Florida law, child support payments are intended to be used for your child's portion of expenses such as rent, electricity, food, transportation, and his or her hobbies/entertainment. …
Rank this Week: 418

Child Custody Blog

Child Custody Blog

Covers child custody, divorce, and family law matters.

http://www.childcustodycoach.com/blog
  • Nov 27

    Disability and Child Custody - Are Disabled Parent’s Handicapped in Family Court?

    Disability and Child Custody - Are Disabled Parent’s Handicapped in Family Court?
    Parent’s with a disability have been rightfully concerned about whether their disability can effect child custody and visitation. Many states still remain silent on this issue or do not have adequate laws to protect disabled parents in…
  • Nov 26

    What Age Can a Child Decide Which Parent to Live With?

    What Age Can a Child Decide Which Parent to Live With?
    “At what age can a child decide which parent to live with?” This is one of the most frequently asked questions among parents involved in a child custody and visitation situation. It would seem that the answer would be a simple one…
  • Jul 31

    The Coaching Commons Article on The Custody Coach™ by Mark Joyella

    The Coaching Commons Article on The Custody Coach™ by Mark Joyella
    The Custody Coach™: Can a Coach Be an Advocate, Educator and…a Coach? by Mark Joyella You’ve heard of the “coach approach.” But what, exactly, is the Child Custody Coach™ approach? Steven Carlson says he identified the child…
Rank this Week: 813

Rhode Island Divorce Lawyer Tips…

Rhode Island Divorce Lawyer Tips for You

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

http://www.rhodeislanddivorcetips.com/
Rank this Week: 1633

Tennessee Attorneys Blog

Tennessee Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.tennesseeattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2244

New Jersey Divorce and Family…

New Jersey Divorce and Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newjerseydivorcelawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2903

Tennessee Collaborative Divorce…

Tennessee Collaborative Divorce Blog

Covers family law. By Papa & Roberts, PLLC.

http://www.tennesseecollaborativedivorceblog.com/
  • Sep 26

    Summary of two of the main divorce process options in Nashville

    Summary of two of the main divorce process options in Nashville
    As has been discussed many times on this blog, my bias is that in Nashville, and probably in Tennessee in general, we have flipped the exception and the rule in terms of divorce process options.  Currently, the default process is…
  • Aug 26

    Co-Mediation: A New Kid on the Nashville Divorce Block

    Co-Mediation: A New Kid on the Nashville Divorce Block
    Co-Mediation is a variation on the typical Mediation process.  In a garden variety divorce mediation in Tennessee, one neutral mediator, typically a lawyer, works with a divorcing couple (and their attorneys if they have them) to try and…
  • May 16

    Pitfalls for Collaborative Divorce Attorney

    Pitfalls for Collaborative Divorce Attorney
    Previous posts have looked at the ways Mental Health Coaches struggle in Collaborative Divorce cases as well as the ways in which Financial Neutrals can unintentionally get in the way of solid divorce settlement agreements.  This…
Rank this Week: 2061

Dallas Divorce Law Blog

Dallas Divorce Law Blog

Provides news and updates on Texas family law issues. By O'Neil Attorneys.

http://www.dallastxdivorce.com/
  • Sep 26

    What is conservatorship in Texas?

    What is conservatorship in Texas?
    This is another post in the Super Simple FAQ series… What is conservatorship in Texas? Conservatorship is the term used in Texas and most other states to address the legal and physical aspects of sharing children when the parties are…
  • Sep 24

    How do you file for divorce in Texas?

    How do you file for divorce in Texas?
    This post is first in a series of super simple FAQs related to Texas divorce topics… How do you file for divorce in Texas? A Texas divorce follows basically the same process whether you have attorneys or represent yourself, whether you…
  • Sep 13

    How does premarital cohabitation affect division of marital property

    How does premarital cohabitation affect division of marital property
    The New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled that a court must consider time that a couple lives together prior to marriage as a factor in division of assets. The ruling, a landmark decision in New Hampshire, does not require a court to alter the…
Rank this Week: 3096

Texas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Texas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Lyttle Law Firm, PLLC.

http://www.texasdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 26

    How to Prepare Financial Statements for Divorce

    How to Prepare Financial Statements for Divorce
    Getting a divorce can be a stressful and unsettling experience, but there are ways you can take control of the situation. Determining the accurate figures of your family finances can be a complicated undertaking, but it is important to have…
  • Sep 25

    Steps to Take to Get Through a Gray Divorce

    Steps to Take to Get Through a Gray Divorce
    In the recent decades, a growing number of adults ages 50 and older have gone through divorce. According to a study by researchers from the Bowling Green State University, the number of divorce cases between older adults has doubled between…
  • Aug 29

    New Tax Break for Unmarried Couples Makes for Another Reason Not to Get Married

    New Tax Break for Unmarried Couples Makes for Another Reason Not to Get Married
    If you are looking for reasons not to get married, then here’s one from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Thanks to a recent evaluation of an existing ruling, unmarried couples can now effectively deduct twice as much of their…
Rank this Week: 2187

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newjerseydivorcelawyerblog.net/
  • Sep 26

    NJ Child Support: Retroactive Modification of Child Support Based on Emancipation

    NJ Child Support: Retroactive Modification of Child Support Based on Emancipation
    In March of 2016 the New Jersey case of Harrington v. Harrington was decided. The case deals with the retroactive modification of child support when a child is emancipated. In Harrington, the plaintiff and defendant had three unemancipated…
  • Sep 18

    NJ Alimony Law: When to File a Motion to Modify Alimony Based on Retirement

    NJ Alimony Law: When to File a Motion to Modify Alimony Based on Retirement
    In 2014 the New Jersey legislature amended the statutes that relate to alimony. Prior to the amendments, a person paying alimony had to actually retire before he or she could ask the court to modify the alimony. That made it difficult for the…
  • Sep 18

    NJ Alimony Law: When to File a Motion to Modify Alimony Based on Retirement

    NJ Alimony Law: When to File a Motion to Modify Alimony Based on Retirement
    In 2014 the New Jersey legislature amended the statutes that relate to alimony. Prior to the amendments, a person paying alimony had to actually retire before he or she could ask the court to modify the alimony. That made it difficult for the…
Rank this Week: 2296

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Covers developments in Tennessee family law.

http://herstontennesseefamilylaw.com/
  • Sep 26

    Reasonable Purpose Leads to Parental Relocation in Lewisburg, TN Child Custody Dispute: Slavko v. Slavko

    Reasonable Purpose Leads to Parental Relocation in Lewisburg, TN Child Custody Dispute: Slavko v. Slavko
    Facts: Mother and Father, the parents of two children, were divorced in 2012. Mother was designated the primary residential parent. Father received 119 days of parenting time. In 2015, Mother provided Father with a notice of intent to…
  • Sep 23

    Photo of the Week: Fall Color Abstract

    Photo of the Week: Fall Color Abstract
    Information provided by K.O. Herston: Knoxville, Tennessee Divorce and Family Law Attorney.Filed under: Photography Tagged: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Photography
  • Sep 21

    The Best Age to Get Married If You Don’t Want to Get Divorced

    The Best Age to Get Married If You Don’t Want to Get Divorced
    This article by Christopher Ingraham in The Washington Post might be of interest. The Best Age to Get Married If You Don’t Want to Get Divorced Conventional wisdom has it that the older you are when you get married, the lower your…
Rank this Week: 4588

Family Law & Divorce Information…

Family Law & Divorce Information in Houston, Texas

By Busby & Associates.

http://busby-lee.com/familylawblog
  • Sep 26

    Hiring Bankruptcy Lawyers for Your Case

    Hiring Bankruptcy Lawyers for Your Case
    Michael Those who are looking for bankruptcy lawyers in Houston, TX are likely in financial crisis. This is a stressful situation for any one person or family. It is also a process that requires a lot of forethought, planning, and thinking.…
  • Sep 15

    Prenuptial Agreement Basics You Should Know

    Prenuptial Agreement Basics You Should Know
    Michael Three Different states have different laws when it comes to divorce rules and procedures, and Texas’s laws can be more confusing than many, and just as capricious. While they are not for everyone, prenuptial agreements can make…
  • Sep 15

    Attorney General Houston Texas for Child Support

    Attorney General Houston Texas for Child Support
    Michael As the leading official agency for child support enforcement in Houston for the state of Texas, the Attorney General’s office offers services for parents, who intend to provide or obtain support for their children. The office of…
Rank this Week: 2163

Williams Law Group Blog

Williams Law Group Blog

Covers New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency issues.

http://newjerseydyfsdefense.com/blog
  • Sep 26

    New Jersey Parenting Plans: Guidelines for Co-Parenting

    New Jersey Parenting Plans: Guidelines for Co-Parenting
    New Jersey parenting plans must be filed in divorce or custody cases when the parents cannot agree on all matters. A parenting plan can be used to help co-parents successfully raise their child together.
  • Sep 23

    Providing for the Child: Does Income Affect Custody?

    Providing for the Child: Does Income Affect Custody?
    While the court will consider many factors when making a decision on custody, income alone won’t prevent a parent from getting custody of his or her child.
  • Sep 22

    What Are Child Protection Investigation Findings?

    What Are Child Protection Investigation Findings?
    Child protection investigations may be conducted after a child abuse or neglect report has been made to the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P), New Jersey’s child welfare agency. The findings of an investigation,…
Rank this Week: 1968

Farzad Family Law Blawg

Farzad Family Law Blawg

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

http://www.farzadlaw.com/family-law-articles/
  • Sep 25

    How to Go About Getting A Divorce the Right Way, From Start to Finish

    How to Go About Getting A Divorce the Right Way, From Start to Finish
    How to go about getting a divorce from start to finish, the right way, may feel overwhelming. Perhaps the divorce process feels too complex. It doesn’t have to be. It takes smart choices and reasonable expectations to get through it…
  • Jun 2

    Ex Parte Divorce and Child Custody Procedure and Hearing

    Ex Parte Divorce and Child Custody Procedure and Hearing
    Ex parte divorce proceedings are common in California family law cases. Unfortunately, they are too common and too many ex parte divorce or child custody applications are heard every day. In this article, we will discuss Orange County Family…
  • May 30

    Divorcing an Alcoholic with Smart Tips for Husbands and Wive

    Divorcing an Alcoholic with Smart Tips for Husbands and Wive
    What is it like to divorce an alcoholic? What can a spouse expect when divorcing an alcoholic? If you asked 10 different spouses who have gone through this experience, you may get 10 different answers. That is because we believe the number…
Rank this Week: 2443

Pendleton Judicial Training…

Pendleton Judicial Training Updates

The official repository of the "Minnesota Judicial Training Updates," which provides judicial tips for judges and attorneys.

http://www.PendletonUpdates.com
Rank this Week: 2364

Family Lore

Family Lore

Covers child support, divorce, property and chiildren. By John Boich.

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Sep 25

    News Essentials: 26th September 2016

    News Essentials: 26th September 2016
    A brief summary of the essential family law news and cases from the last week:NEWSFamily Drug and Alcohol Court’s ‘humane’ approach keeps more families togetherNew research has found that mothers reunited with their children…
  • Sep 22

    Fraudulent, banal, dismal...

    Fraudulent, banal, dismal...
    Well, I hope my posts this week on Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog are none of those things:Lord McNally does have a point, but only up to a point - Are lawyers being “quite fraudulent” when stating…
  • Sep 20

    Is Social Media Is Destroying Marriages?

    Is Social Media Is Destroying Marriages?
    Family law solicitors at Carter Law’s Manchester based practice have noticed a trend for social media to be the cause, or a catalyst in an increasing number of divorce cases. As people are becoming emotionally attached to their…
Rank this Week: 1797

Divorce: New York

Divorce: New York

By Neil Cahn, PLLC.

http://www.divorceny.com/
  • Sep 25

    Domestic Partner of Biological Father May Seek Custody

    Domestic Partner of Biological Father May Seek Custody
    On August 30th, the state’s highest court overruled its prior holdings and expanded the definition of parent to grant a standing to seek custody to a domestic partner who agreed with the biological parent to the conception of a child…
  • Sep 25

    Domestic Partner of Biological Father May Seek Custody

    Domestic Partner of Biological Father May Seek Custody
    On August 30th, the state’s highest court overruled its prior holdings and expanded the definition of parent to grant a standing to seek custody to a domestic partner who agreed with the biological parent to the conception of a child…
  • Sep 18

    Redressing the Failure to Maintain Life Insurance Required by Divorce Judgment

    Redressing the Failure to Maintain Life Insurance Required by Divorce Judgment
    What happens when a deceased father failed to maintain life insurance for the benefit of his ex-wife and the children of the marriage entitled to receive support? Is there a claim, against whom, and for how much? Those were the questions…
Rank this Week: 4227

Uncontested Divorce in Illinois

Uncontested Divorce in Illinois

By David Wolkowitz.

http://uncontesteddivorceinillinois.com/
  • Sep 25

    FAQ: Parenting Class for Divorce in Illinoi

    FAQ: Parenting Class for Divorce in Illinoi
    If you have kids and want to get divorced in Illinois, then you will need to take a parenting class. This is true even in an uncontested divorce in Illinois. Even though an uncontested divorce in Illinois is the fastest and most affordable…
  • Sep 10

    FAQ: Lake County Uncontested Divorce

    FAQ: Lake County Uncontested Divorce
    If you have questions about an uncontested divorce in Lake County, Illinois, this FAQ may be useful to you. An uncontested divorce in Lake County is a divorce in which both spouses agree on all relevant issues at the beginning of the case,…
  • Sep 3

    Want a Cheap Divorce? Consider Tough Issues.

    Want a Cheap Divorce? Consider Tough Issues.
    Do you want a cheap divorce in Illinois? Probably. You might know that an uncontested divorce is the most affordable and quickest way to get divorce in Illinois. In fact, as an Illinois divorce lawyer, I handle many uncontested divorces for a…
Rank this Week: 2441

Long Island Family Law and…

Long Island Family Law and Mediation Blog

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

http://www.longislandfamilylawandmediation.com/
  • Sep 24

    Proof of Child Support Payments and Cash Payments In New York

    Proof of Child Support Payments and Cash Payments In New York
    The New York Family Court processes petitions for child support, establishes new child support orders, and determines whether a modification should be made to an existing child support order.  It is possible to also utilize the…
  • Sep 19

    Validity of a Universal Life Church Marriage and Prenuptial Agreement

    Validity of a Universal Life Church Marriage and Prenuptial Agreement
    In New York, an antenuptial agreement that goes into effect once the parties are married may be valid even if the minister that solemnized the marriage received his authority from an unconventional religion. In Oswald v. Oswald, the…
  • Sep 10

    The Primary Caretaker Standard in New York Child Custody Law

    The Primary Caretaker Standard in New York Child Custody Law
    Child Custody disputes and Divorces are complicated at the best of times.  Often, legally breaking down a relationship becomes more difficult when children are involved. When a mother and father choose to separate or divorce, they not…
Rank this Week: 2808

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

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

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Sep 24

    Judges – could you take part in this survey?

    Judges – could you take part in this survey?
    Julie Doughty at Cardiff University has been funded by the Nuffield Foundation to do research on responses to the January 2014 practice guidance on sending judgments to Bailii. She has asked me to gently remind any family court judges who may…
  • Sep 19

    Really serious and imminent

    Really serious and imminent
    Newsflash : We’re all flat out and it ain’t getting any better. I hadn’t noticed. The President however, has time for the production of two views in the space of a month. And in this one are some shocking figures. He is…
  • Sep 18

    Gotta licence to eat cake…

    Gotta licence to eat cake…
    OK ok, last running update before the race. I made my 13 miles in my last training run. Just. I am feeling positive again. And also a bit elated it is almost over… Thanks to everyone who has donated. We’ve now raised a smashing…
Rank this Week: 4893

New York Family Law Blog

New York Family Law Blog

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

http://www.newyorkfamilylawblog.com/
  • Sep 23

    Appellate Court Holds that Substantive Evidence Required to Prove Neglect Allegation

    Appellate Court Holds that Substantive Evidence Required to Prove Neglect Allegation
    In Re: T.G. a Minor Allegedly Neglected by P.G. – No. NN-20507/15 This matter came to the court on inquest after the respondent failed to appear on three different occasions. The petition alleges that the respondent neglected her child…
  • Aug 15

    Defendant is Charged with Endangered with the Welfare of a Child

    Defendant is Charged with Endangered with the Welfare of a Child
    The Defendant is charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child, in violation of Penal Law § 260.10(1), and two counts of Public Lewdness, in violation of Penal Law § 245. It is alleged, in sum and substance, that on March 15,…
  • Aug 14

    Deed Claimed Invalid During Divorce Hearing

    Deed Claimed Invalid During Divorce Hearing
    On August 31, 1992, the couple were in the process of buying a home. The husband’s father, a wealthy and successful entrepreneur, decided to help his son, daughter-in-law, and their young children in moving into the home. The…
Rank this Week: 4345

North Carolina Divorce Lawyers…

North Carolina Divorce Lawyers Blog

Covers family law. By Woodruff Family Law Group.

http://www.northcarolinadivorcelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2193

International Family Law

International Family Law

Covers international divorce law, international child custody, international child abduction and international prenuptial agreements. By Jeremy Morley.

http://www.internationalfamilylawfirm.com/
  • Sep 23

    Interview with Jeremy Morley: Local Father Desperate After Son is Reportedly Taken to Russia

    Interview with Jeremy Morley: Local Father Desperate After Son is Reportedly Taken to Russia
    By Rachel YonkunasPublished: September 22, 2016, 4:36 pmQUEENSBURY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — A Queensbury man is raising awareness to a growing global issue of International Child Abduction. It happens when a child is wrongfully taken…
  • Sep 8

    JDM Speaking at Paris Bar Association Event, 9/20

    JDM Speaking at Paris Bar Association Event, 9/20
    Jeremy will speak in Paris at the Paris Bar Association on Tuesday morning, Sept. 20th, together with Delphine Eskenazi (Libra Avocats in Paris) and Sophie Rodrigues (French Ministry of Justice). The theme of the event is a Comparison of…
  • Sep 6

    Child Visits to Israel

    Child Visits to Israel
    Jeremy D. Morley*When parents are separated and one wants to take a child to visit Israel, the other parent often worries that the child will not be returned, especially if the taking parent is Israeli or has expressed a desire to live in…
Rank this Week: 1040

Men's Family Law

Men's Family Law

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

http://mensfamilylaw.com/?cat=5
  • Sep 23

    Will Brad Pitt Have To Have Supervised Visitation With His Children?

    Will Brad Pitt Have To Have Supervised Visitation With His Children?
    IN what is shaping up to be a Hollywood Epic Divorce, could be the standard Child Custody War Plan that too many lawyers in Family Court apply – the “he’s abusive and negligent claims” to Child Protective Services…
  • Sep 20

    Did Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have a Prenuptial Agreement?

    Did Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have a Prenuptial Agreement?
    It’s the hottest divorce story in town this year – the breakup of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. 400 million dollars between them, six children and a storybook love affair turned sour. Find out my thoughts on if they had a…
  • Sep 14

    Sperm Banking for Worry Free Sex

    Sperm Banking for Worry Free Sex
    I give my legal clients loads of advice – advice that is more “how to be happy” than it is legal sometimes. One of the many things I tell men is that to be free and happy and take control over their futures is to take…
Rank this Week: 3959

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/
  • Sep 23

    Which Spouse Remains in the Home During the Pendency of a Florida Divorce?

    Which Spouse Remains in the Home During the Pendency of a Florida Divorce?
    “I can’t take this anymore, we must get a divorce!” “Well, I’m not leaving.” This dialogue, to the extent there is any dialogue at all, is common prior to and during a Florida divorce case otherwise known…
  • Nov 16

    Birth Mothers and Adoption in Florida

    Birth Mothers and Adoption in Florida
    Adoption laws in Florida sometimes change due to cases that make their way through the court system. Adoptions are often a pleasant legal experience when everyone cooperates from the beginning, but that is not always the case. What results…
  • Nov 16

    Birth Mothers and Adoption in Florida

    Birth Mothers and Adoption in Florida
    Adoption laws in Florida sometimes change due to cases that make their way through the court system. Adoptions are often a pleasant legal experience when everyone cooperates from the beginning, but that is not always the case. What results…
Rank this Week: 4219

Brownn Family Law

Brownn Family Law

Feature information and updates on Minnesota divorce and family law issues. By Brown Law Offices, PA.

http://www.mnfamilylawblog.com/
  • Sep 22

    The Strange Phenomenon of ‘Online Divorce’

    The Strange Phenomenon of ‘Online Divorce’
    Getting married these days is expensive enough, with some even modest weddings costing six figures. Divorce can likewise be expensive, uncomfortable and messy. Understandably, many people want to shortcut the process to conserve resources and…
  • Sep 15

    How Long Does It Take to Get Divorced in Minnesota?

    How Long Does It Take to Get Divorced in Minnesota?
    An uncontested divorce in Minnesota can take as little as four weeks, although 60 days more likely. More difficult divorce cases – where the parties disagree on many issues – can end up taking years. The surest way to get a…
  • Sep 12

    What Happens If Your Spouse Shows Up for a Custody Exchange While Seemingly High or Drunk?

    What Happens If Your Spouse Shows Up for a Custody Exchange While Seemingly High or Drunk?
    Child custody exchanges are outlined in the custody agreement issued by the court. They are generally routine, taking place at the same time and place and on a regular schedule. If one parent regularly refuses to let the other parent take the…
Rank this Week: 1664

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
  • Sep 22

    WTF is irreconcilable differences?

    WTF is irreconcilable differences?
    A friend and colleague of mine suggested I blog about Angelina Jolie’s recent filing for divorce from Brad Pitt on the ground of “irreconcilable differences,” noting that South Carolina does not allow divorce on that ground.…
  • Sep 13

    Are Sully’s views of masculine emotional intimacy outdated?

    Are Sully’s views of masculine emotional intimacy outdated?
    Clint Eastwood’s just-released Sully clearly admires its titular character, Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, played by Tom Hanks. It presents Sully as an icon of competence, integrity, and calm under pressure. Like most such…
  • Sep 10

    Five years of litigation, all for naught

    Five years of litigation, all for naught
    Pity poor Lori Stoney, a fellow member of the Charleston County family court bar, and the appellant in the July 27, 2016 Court of Appeals opinion in Stoney v. Stoney. After waiting over 20 months from oral argument to the decision, the Court…
Rank this Week: 4531

New Jersey Family Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Family Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Helfand & Associates.

http://www.newjerseyfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 22

    Fraud and the PSA

    Fraud and the PSA
    When parties get divorced, usually neither party is totally satisfied. The goal in formulating an agreement is to have an end result that is fair under the law. A lot of work can go into a Property Settlement Agreement (PSA), also known as a…
  • Sep 22

    Fraud and the PSA

    Fraud and the PSA
    When parties get divorced, usually neither party is totally satisfied. The goal in formulating an agreement is to have an end result that is fair under the law. A lot of work can go into a Property Settlement Agreement (PSA), also known as a…
  • Sep 1

    Restraining Orders in New Jersey Divorce Cases – AFF v. CHG

    Restraining Orders in New Jersey Divorce Cases – AFF v. CHG
    If you have been harassed or feel threatened by your spouse, a family member, or another person, you have a right to seek a restraining order that prevents the person from coming near you. These legal tools, unfortunately, can come in…
Rank this Week: 2143

Alabama Criminal and Family Lawyer…

Alabama Criminal and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers family and criminal law. By Skier & Associates.

http://www.alabamacriminalandfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 20

    Alabama Laws — Domestic Violence

    Alabama Laws — Domestic Violence
    Domestic violence happens when the defendant and the victim have a special relationship and the defendant commits particular crimes against the victim.
  • Sep 15

    Andrew Skier again quoted in the Montgomery Advertiser

    Andrew Skier again quoted in the Montgomery Advertiser
    I received a call a couple of days ago from a reporter with the Montgomery Advertiser, and spoke with him briefly about a case that I am handling and he is continuing to cover. Here is a link to the article that he wrote about the matter:…
  • Sep 14

    Alabama’s Criminal Laws — Murder, Manslaughter, & Criminally Negligent Homicide

    Alabama’s Criminal Laws — Murder, Manslaughter, & Criminally Negligent Homicide
    Alabama law recognizes three levels of culpability, and three separate offenses that can be charged. These charges are, in descending order of seriousness, Murder, Manslaughter, and Criminally Negligent Homicide.
Rank this Week: 2135

Real Divorce Mediation Blog

Real Divorce Mediation Blog

By Whole Mediation & Consulting Services P.C.

http://wholemediation.com/category/real-divorce-mediation/
  • Sep 20

    Debunking More Divorce Mediation Myth

    Debunking More Divorce Mediation Myth
    It’s been awhile since I discussed the common myths about divorce mediation, and some additional myths have become commonplace over the last couple of years. Let’s debunk the following common myths about divorce mediation to help…
  • Aug 22

    Divorce Mediation Guidance: Top Pointers for Negotiation

    Divorce Mediation Guidance: Top Pointers for Negotiation
    Negotiation is a key part of divorce mediation, as each party attempts to come to an agreement about division of assets and debt, co-parenting if applicable, and settling all of the complicated details associated with divorce. Effective…
  • Jun 17

    Six Deadly Obstacles to Effective Mediation Negotiation

    Six Deadly Obstacles to Effective Mediation Negotiation
    Of the seven deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath/anger, and sloth/laziness), six are incredibly harmful to the negotiation process in divorce mediation. Many of these, such as pride, envy and anger, may have been some of…
Rank this Week: 2328

Indiana Injury and Family Lawyer…

Indiana Injury and Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.indianainjuryandfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 20

    Klimeck v. Klimeck – Indiana Court of Appeals Reviews Divorce Agreement

    Klimeck v. Klimeck – Indiana Court of Appeals Reviews Divorce Agreement
    The Indiana Court of Appeals recently took on the divorce case of a well-educated couple who married in 1995 and had two children. The husband, a tenured professor at Purdue University and the wife, a chemical engineer with a master’s…
  • Sep 2

    Laesch v. Laesch – Indiana Court Affirms Sanctions for Failure to Pay Per Divorce Agreement

    Laesch v. Laesch – Indiana Court Affirms Sanctions for Failure to Pay Per Divorce Agreement
    The Indiana Court of Appeals has affirmed a lower court decision in Laesch v. Laesch, finding a husband must: Pay interest on his monthly-payments to his wife, because he did not pay it in a lump sum; Be held in contempt for failure to obtain…
  • Aug 28

    Peterson v. Peterson – Failure to Pay Spousal Support

    Peterson v. Peterson – Failure to Pay Spousal Support
    Spousal support, once a critical aspect of any divorce case, has waned in recent years as both spouses often work outside the home and contribute somewhat equally to the financial stability of the household. Where husbands once were always…
Rank this Week: 3065

Salcido Law Firm PLLC Blog

Salcido Law Firm PLLC Blog

Covers Utah criminal defense and divorce law.

http://www.salcidolawfirm.com/
  • Sep 19

    The Nevares Case and the UCCJEA

    The Nevares Case and the UCCJEA
    Nevares v. Adoptive Couple, 2016 UT 39 The Utah Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) creates a uniform and predictable method for determining which state has jurisdiction to make child custody decisions. Bobby…
  • Aug 17

    Excluding 404(b) Evidence for Unfair Prejudice

    Excluding 404(b) Evidence for Unfair Prejudice
    The Court Can Exclude Relevant Evidence if it Causes Unfair Prejudice The court of appeals recently addressed rule 404(b) and the “unfair prejudice” standard for excluding relevant evidence in State v. Rackham. In…
  • Jul 26

    The Admissibility of a Criminal Conviction in a Utah Trial

    The Admissibility of a Criminal Conviction in a Utah Trial
    Evidence of a Criminal Conviction Involving Dishonesty Dr. Taylor started treating Mr. Robinson in 2003 for chronic back pain and degenerative disc disease. He prescribed various pain medications to Mr. Robinson over the next three years, but…
Rank this Week: 2010

Ontario Family Law Blog

Ontario Family Law Blog

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

http://www.ontariofamilylawblog.com
  • Sep 19

    Non-physical Domestic (Family) Violence and Family Law

    Non-physical Domestic (Family) Violence and Family Law
    You may be wondering whether you can count on the family law court to help you if you have suffered non-physical abuse. There are different forms of non-physical abuse that can be viewed as domestic violence.  Your partner may harass or…
  • Aug 24

    It’s back to school time!

    It’s back to school time!
    This can be an exciting time for some kids and maybe a bit upsetting for others.  For parents that are separated, it can be an especially stressful time.  Questions come up about how much time the children should be spending with…
  • Jul 19

    How Does the New Canada Child Benefit impact Spousal Support?

    How Does the New Canada Child Benefit impact Spousal Support?
    As most families are aware, the new Canada Child Benefit (“CCB”) effective July 1, 2016 is the replacement for the Child Canada Tax Benefit (“CCTB”) & the Universal Child Care Benefit (“UCCB”). Prior to…
Rank this Week: 1758

Texas Family Law Blog

Texas Family Law Blog

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

http://www.austintexaslegal.com/Blog/
  • Sep 19

    CPS Parent Resoure Guide Part 9: Family Group Decision-Making

    CPS Parent Resoure Guide Part 9: Family Group Decision-Making
    Studies have shown that parents who work  with a support network made up of family, friends, neighbors, community members and teachers are more likely to have their cases successfully dismissed while the children in these cases are less…
  • Sep 11

    CPS Parent Resource Guide Part 8: Court Process and Planning for a Permanent Proce

    CPS Parent Resource Guide Part 8: Court Process and Planning for a Permanent Proce
    If your children have been removed and a judge has determined CPS has enough evidence to maintain temporary custody, the next year of your life will be filled with a series of meetings and court hearings.     Several times…
  • Dec 15

    CPS Parent Resource Guide Part 7: Removal

    CPS Parent Resource Guide Part 7: Removal
    The removal phase is one where there start to become an increasing number of legal protections in place. The most important thing in this phase is to be careful not to consent to things that you do not mean to, and end up waiving your rights…
Rank this Week: 2019

Michigan Divorce Lawyers Blog

Michigan Divorce Lawyers Blog

Covers family law, divorce, and custody issues in Michigan. By Serafini, Michalowski, Derkacz & Associates P.C.

http://www.michigandivorcelawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    Are Prenuptial Agreements Enforceable?

    Are Prenuptial Agreements Enforceable?
    In Rinvelt v. Rinvelt, 190 Mich App 372, 380; 475 NW2d 478, 482 (1991), the Court of Appeals held that prenuptial agreements governing the division of property in the event of divorce are enforceable if the following criteria is met: 1.) Was…
  • Sep 5

    What is “proper cause” to challenge custody?

    What is “proper cause” to challenge custody?
    Under the Child Custody Act, proper cause or a change in circumstances means one or more appropriate grounds that have or could have a significant effect on the child’s life to the extent that a reevaluation of the child’s…
  • Aug 22

    What is an established custodial environment?

    What is an established custodial environment?
    Where a change of custody is sought, the initial inquiry is whether there is an established custodial environment. An established custodial environment (ECE)  is an environment of “significant duration in which a parent provides…
Rank this Week: 1890

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/
  • Sep 19

    Changing Your Name Due to Marriage or Divorce? Use this Checklist

    Changing Your Name Due to Marriage or Divorce? Use this Checklist
    Changing your name in New Jersey requires court approval following a process designed to ensure the name change isn’t being requested for unlawful or deceptive purposes. The exception to this is a name change due to marriage and/or…
  • Sep 19

    Changing Your Name Due to Marriage or Divorce? Use this Checklist

    Changing Your Name Due to Marriage or Divorce? Use this Checklist
    Changing your name in New Jersey requires court approval following a process designed to ensure the name change isn’t being requested for unlawful or deceptive purposes. The exception to this is a name change due to marriage and/or…
  • Sep 5

    Is A Co-Parenting Custody Arrangement Right for You?

    Is A Co-Parenting Custody Arrangement Right for You?
    In a co-parenting custody arrangement, parents work together to maintain equal roles in raising their children. Proponents of this arrangement believe it provides a healthy environment particularly for the children by minimizing the…
Rank this Week: 1152

Freed Marcroft Blog

Freed Marcroft Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, family, real estate, litigation, business and non-profit planning, and LGBT immigration law.

http://freedmarcroft.com/category/blog/
  • Sep 18

    May It Be Infinite While It Last

    May It Be Infinite While It Last
    Kristen and I spent a weekend last winter obsessed with figuring out our ancestry.  A family rumor on my side of Scandinavian roots was defeated and instead we learned that my Dad is a descendant of King Edward I (a bad, bad, bad man…
  • Sep 6

    Divorce and Brick Dust

    Divorce and Brick Dust
    The plan yesterday was to have a new sign installed in Freed Marcroft’s reception area.  Our intrepid signmaker friends spent the holiday weekend trying to get the sign itself finished for us, and yesterday evening — on…
  • Aug 31

    Back to School, Taylor Swift, and New Beginning

    Back to School, Taylor Swift, and New Beginning
    This morning our nieces headed off to first (how?) and fifth (basically impossible!) grades.  Thanks to Carla, Felicia, and Jackie, Freed Marcroft now has a kindergartener, a first grader, a second grader, an eighth grader, and…
Rank this Week: 2759

Family Law Source

Family Law Source

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

http://www.familylawyerspittsburgh.com/blog/
  • Sep 17

    Pennsylvania Supreme Court Strikes Down Part of Grandparent Custody Law

    Pennsylvania Supreme Court Strikes Down Part of Grandparent Custody Law
    Grandparents who seek custody rights faced a setback this month when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court struck down a portion of the law that allowed grandparents to sue for custody when the children’s parents were separated…
  • Sep 7

    Five Family Law Attorneys at Pollock Begg Named to Best Lawyers in America List

    Five Family Law Attorneys at Pollock Begg Named to Best Lawyers in America List
    PITTSBURGH — Five partners at Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC, a Pittsburgh family law firm, were selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of Best Lawyers in America. David S. Pollock, Todd M. Begg, Candice L. Komar,…
  • Sep 2

    Lack of Expert and Evidence Foils Business Valuation in Divorce

    Lack of Expert and Evidence Foils Business Valuation in Divorce
    When a business is an asset in a Pennsylvania divorce, the court needs detailed information — and often a business valuation in divorce — to perform equitable distribution. The information must be presented in…
Rank this Week: 4062

Texas Divorce Attorney Blog

Texas Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By McClure Law Group.

http://www.texasdivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    Retroactive Child Support in Texa

    Retroactive Child Support in Texa
    In the Texas appellate case of In re Aer, a father appealed a divorce decree in connection with an award of retroactive child support and the distribution of marital property. The mother and father sued for divorce. The court held a…
  • Sep 5

    Defrauding the Marital Community in Texa

    Defrauding the Marital Community in Texa
    In Re Interest of MG is a recent divorce case involving issues of property division, child support, the appointment of a sole managing conservator, and visitation. The husband and wife married in Africa and then moved to Texas. At the time of…
  • Aug 30

    What to Expect When You’re Expecting (& Divorcing)

    What to Expect When You’re Expecting (& Divorcing)
    Can a married couple get divorced in Texas while the wife is pregnant? It is highly unlikely. Most Texas courts will not grant a divorce to a married couple if the wife is pregnant. Instead, the couple will have to wait until after the baby…
Rank this Week: 2214

New York Divorce Blog

New York Divorce Blog

By Bruce Provda.

http://www.nydivorcefirm.com/blog
  • Sep 16

    What can kids learn from Christmas?

    What can kids learn from Christmas?
    Faceless giving does little to teach our kids the true meaning of giving. When did the spirit of giving turn into the spirit of consumerism? Our kids of all ages are targeted by advertising aimed at raising the “nag factor”. The…
  • Sep 14

    Why Didn’t He Call: Reasons Why Men Disappear (5 of 5)

    Why Didn’t He Call: Reasons Why Men Disappear (5 of 5)
    Once You Do This… There Is Not Turning Back. We Return To Part 5 Of: Why Didn’t He Call I know, we don’t live in a perfect world and we do things all the time that we regret latter, but that’s just part of living…
  • Sep 1

    Unusual custody arrangement

    Unusual custody arrangement
    How unconventional can custody arrangements get? Is every other weekend the only option? Custody arrangements with visitation every other weekend and perhaps one mid week evening is generally considered the norm. However custody arrangements…
Rank this Week: 2027

Minnesota Divorce and Family Law…

Minnesota Divorce and Family Law Blog

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

http://divorcelawyermn.com/minnesota-divorce-blog/
  • Sep 15

    The Uncontested Divorce – Part 1

    The Uncontested Divorce – Part 1
    When someone calls a lawyer to proceed with an uncontested divorce, unfortunately they are often not correct in identifying the case as uncontested.  As in, an uncontested case, from start to finish.  Commonly, the…
  • May 5

    In the Matter of Oberg v. Bradley

    In the Matter of Oberg v. Bradley
    (Filed August 3, 2015) (Court of Appeals) Respondent Mother obtained an Order for Protection against Appellant Father from the district court on behalf of the parties’ minor son after the district court admitted the son’s…
  • May 5

    In the Matter of Oberg v. Bradley

    In the Matter of Oberg v. Bradley
    (Filed August 3, 2015) (Court of Appeals) Respondent Mother obtained an Order for Protection against Appellant Father from the district court on behalf of the parties’ minor son after the district court admitted the son’s…
Rank this Week: 1503

Texas Collaborative Law Blog

Texas Collaborative Law Blog

Provides information about the Texas approach to Collaborative Law. By Dick Price.

http://texascollaborativelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 15

    Will it Work?

    Will it Work?
    When you hear about some new idea that someone urges you to try out, one of your first questions may be, "Will it Work?". We don't want to waste time and money on something that doesn't stand a chance of working.It may not work.Anyone telling…
  • Sep 15

    Will it Work?

    Will it Work?
    When you hear about some new idea that someone urges you to try out, one of your first questions will be, "Will it Work?". We don't want to waste time and money on something that doesn't stand a chance of working.It may not work.Anyone…
  • Sep 1

    Why Do We All Meet in the Same Room? Part 2 -- Benefit

    Why Do We All Meet in the Same Room? Part 2 -- Benefit
    We recently discussed why having Collaborative meetings works when all the parties are in the room sitting around a common table.  It's a safe, effective and well-managed process.This is in contrast to the typical litigation scenario…
Rank this Week: 1463