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Our Family Wizard Blog

Our Family Wizard Blog

Focuses on ideas that could reduce conflict, improve communication, protect children and help move families forward.

http://www.ourfamilywizard.com/ofw/index.cfm/blog/
  • Jun 25

    The Effect of Divorce on Kid

    The Effect of Divorce on Kid
    Language English The Effect of Divorce on KidsThu, 06/25/2015 - 17:06 To kids, parents are their first role models. Young kids especially see their parents as strong, resilient beings, and they observe their parents' actions as lessons on…
  • Jun 18

    Communication in a Parallel Parenting Arrangement

    Communication in a Parallel Parenting Arrangement
    Language English Communication in a Parallel Parenting ArrangementThu, 06/18/2015 - 17:33 Couples who decide to divorce or legally separate may do so for many reasons often stemming from some desire to not be in an intimate relationship…
  • Jun 16

    Raising Great Kids Together

    Raising Great Kids Together
    Language English Raising Great Kids TogetherTue, 06/16/2015 - 17:10 Raising kids is a serious task that takes consistent effort by both parents, no matter the family situation. Parents who are divorced or separated may find it to be more…
Rank this Week: 4792

New Jersey Family Law

New Jersey Family Law

Features case law, legislative enactments and news about New Jersey divorce and matrimonial developments. By Charles C. Abut.

http://www.njdivorceblog.typepad.com/
Rank this Week: 989

New Jersey Family Law

New Jersey Family Law

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

http://njdivorceblog.typepad.com/new_jersey_divorce_law_me/
Rank this Week: 949

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Jun 24

    DadsDivorce LIVE: Massachusetts Alimony Reform Act

    DadsDivorce LIVE: Massachusetts Alimony Reform Act
    The Massachusetts Alimony Reform Act of 2011, which did away with permanent alimony in the state, was hailed as a national model when it passed. Recently, the Massachusetts Supreme Court issued three key decisions regarding the…
  • Jun 23

    The Basics Of Military Divorce

    The Basics Of Military Divorce
    Divorce is often a complicated, confusing, and scary process. That uncertainty can be magnified when one spouse is serving in the military. Military families going through divorce face a unique set of challenges. There are specific rules and…
  • Jun 22

    Can I Sue The State For Gender Discrimination?

    Can I Sue The State For Gender Discrimination?
    Question: Can I file an Equal Opportunity Complaint against the state showing that I was the victim of gender discrimination based on its decision in my divorce? Answer: I do not practice law in your state. Therefore, I cannot inform you as…
Rank this Week: 315

Pennsylvania Family Law Blog

Pennsylvania Family Law Blog

Shares stories and information about topics relevant to Pennsylvania Family Law. By Steven R. Tabano and Associates.

http://www.tabanolaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 24

    What is An Ex Spouse Entitled To With Regards to Social Security?

    What is An Ex Spouse Entitled To With Regards to Social Security?
    Even if your marriage ended more than 20 years ago, the ex-spouse could be entitled to a portion of your retirement funds through Social Security. At the time of your divorce, the decree would have specified what retirement assets should be…
  • Jun 19

    Don’t Forget These Marital Assets in Your Divorce Settlement

    Don’t Forget These Marital Assets in Your Divorce Settlement
    Divorce marks the end of one chapter of your life and the beginning of another, and odds are, you’ll look back at this time and see it as a positive turning point in your life. However, before you achieve that perspective, there’s…
  • Jun 8

    How to divorce a missing spouse

    How to divorce a missing spouse
    Divorce lawyer Jennifer Brandt on how to divorce a missing spouse, including due diligence, publication, even divorce service via Facebook. Source: How to divorce a missing spouse A divorce usually starts with the filing of a divorce…
Rank this Week: 3867

Wisconsin Family Lawyer Blog

Wisconsin Family Lawyer Blog

Covers child placement, property division and other family law issues. By Wessel, Lehker & Fumelle Inc.

http://www.wisconsinfamilylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 966

Alabama Litigation Lawyer Blog

Alabama Litigation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.alabamalitigationlawyer.com/
  • Jun 24

    Appeals Court Affirms Breach of Contract Claim and Reverses Attorney Fees Case from Shelby County, Alabama

    Appeals Court Affirms Breach of Contract Claim and Reverses Attorney Fees Case from Shelby County, Alabama
    This is a breach of contract case and an award of attorney fees in Shelby County, Alabama.  MAE Hardwoods, Inc. is a manufacturer of custom wooden building materials. The owner of MAE Hardwoods purchased the assets of American Hardwoods,…
  • Jun 23

    Child Support Modification Case Reversed in Shelby County, Alabama

    Child Support Modification Case Reversed in Shelby County, Alabama
    This is in the case of Chunn v. Chunn, a child support case from Shelby County, Alabama.  The case was appealed related to child support and the payment of dental expenses.  The parties were divorced in March 2010. When the divorce…
  • Jun 22

    Family Receives Monetary Damages in a Workers’ Compensation Case

    Family Receives Monetary Damages in a Workers’ Compensation Case
    This case originated in Connecticut and was on the Justia website this week.  In a 5-1 ruling by the New Jersey Supreme Court, the court ruled in favor of the victim to receive a $500,000 workers’ compensation claim.  An…
Rank this Week: 1590

Family Law Source

Family Law Source

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

http://www.familylawyerspittsburgh.com/blog/
  • Jun 23

    Emotional Connection Does Not Guarantee Award of Marital Residence

    Emotional Connection Does Not Guarantee Award of Marital Residence
    According to the old saying, “possession is nine-tenths of the law.” Perhaps that’s true in some context, but in a Pennsylvania divorce decision that was recently published by the Superior Court, possession of a marital home…
  • Jun 14

    Market Risk in Dividing Retirement Assets upon Divorce

    Market Risk in Dividing Retirement Assets upon Divorce
    Divorcing spouses in Pennsylvania might be well-advised to consider the risks associated with various retirement vehicles, as they decide which assets to retain or divide in equitable distribution.  A recent non-precedential decision of…
  • Apr 30

    Spousal Support of Foreign Nationals – The I-864

    Spousal Support of Foreign Nationals – The I-864
    Back in 2012, I reported on a Pennsylvania Superior Court case, Love v. Love, in which Pennsylvania recognized a support obligation arising from sponsorship of a foreign national spouse.  Now, the ABA Family Law Quarterly has published…
Rank this Week: 1213

Utah Divorce Hotline Blog

Utah Divorce Hotline Blog

By Chris Salcido.

http://www.utahdivorcehotline.com/utah-divorce-and-family-lawblog/
  • Jun 23

    Dividing a Personal Injury Award in a Utah Divorce

    Dividing a Personal Injury Award in a Utah Divorce
    Dividing a Personal Injury Award Comes Before Determining Alimony In a divorce action the court is required to determine how to divide the spouses’ property and whether alimony should be awarded. Property division comes first.…
  • Apr 22

    Mediation Before Modification Has Become Standard

    Mediation Before Modification Has Become Standard
    Mediation Before Modification Provisions in Divorce Decrees In most divorce decrees these days a provision is included that requires the parties to enter into a mediation to settle any disputes before going to court. Mediation is an informal…
  • Dec 18

    Recovering Attorney Fees as a Sanction

    Recovering Attorney Fees as a Sanction
    The Four Types of Attorney Fees Sanctions In general, a prevailing party may not recover attorney fees unless such an award is authorized by statute or contract. But four sources of authority permit a court to award attorney fees or ……
Rank this Week: 1956

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

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

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Jun 23

    When journalists ignore source material it is public debate which pays the price

    When journalists ignore source material it is public debate which pays the price
    This is re-posted from a post I wrote on the Transparency Project blog here. Christopher Booker wrote about the case of Ethan Williams in The Telegraph this weekend, in an article entitled : When judges defy instinct, it is children who pay…
  • Jun 22

    A short rant….and….breathe!

    A short rant….and….breathe!
    This has been brewing for some time. I need to get it off my chest because it is impeding the drawing of a breath of fresh air, like a particularly difficult phlegm bomb (sorry, that is disgusting but it does rather convey the unhealthy…
  • Jun 21

    You can run but you can’t hide

    You can run but you can’t hide
    This is a guest post by Sarah Phillimore, who blogs at Child Protection Resource. NB I will allow comments on this post as I usually do, but I will not permit comments which are offensive or insulting (robust challenge is ok as…
Rank this Week: 1093

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, paternity and legal separation issues. By Roy M. Doppelt and Associates.

http://www.sandiegodivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 23

    California Court Reviews State Laws Affecting "Transmutation" of Separate Property in Divorce

    California Court Reviews State Laws Affecting "Transmutation" of Separate Property in Divorce
    Every state in the country enacts its own laws governing marriage and divorce. Many people know that California is a "community property" state, which means that most assets and debts acquired during the marriage are subject to division…
  • Jun 16

    California Court Defers to Virginia Court's Jurisdiction Over Child Custody Case

    California Court Defers to Virginia Court's Jurisdiction Over Child Custody Case
    Child custody disputes tend to bring out intense emotions in both parents. This can be attributed to the notion that each party typically wants to spend as much time as possible with their children after the divorce. And while it is…
  • Jun 9

    California Legislation Addresses Tax Liability and Divorce

    California Legislation Addresses Tax Liability and Divorce
    Couples who decide to divorce are often concerned with resolving the most visible and practical matters: child custody, visitation, and support, as well as spousal support and property division. In addition to these highly important issues,…
Rank this Week: 3557

Maryland Family Law

Maryland Family Law

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

http://mdfamilylaw.typepad.com/sunderman/
  • Jun 23

    Summer is in full swing!

    Summer is in full swing!
    At this point, all of the schools in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia are out for summer. If both parents work, you are already familiar with putting together the schedule of camps, babysitters and vacation plans. It can...
  • Feb 6

    Divorce tips for women

    Divorce tips for women
    I was recently interviewed by Connie Donahue of Woman Around Town to give tips for women considering divorce. You can read the article here. I would appreciate any feedback you have. What advice has helped you in divorce or separation?
  • Jan 9

    Is your child's college savings account marital property?

    Is your child's college savings account marital property?
    Now that you and your spouse have created a college savings plan for your spouse, what would happen if you divorce or separate? In Maryland, marital property is determined by how the property was acquired, so if the account was...
Rank this Week: 2912

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, family law, and landlord-tenant law. By the Law Offices of James V. Sansone.

http://blog.jamessansonelaw.com/
  • Jun 23

    Child Custody Cases Are Never Easy - Especially this One

    Child Custody Cases Are Never Easy - Especially this One
    If you think that formerly married couples are the only couples who argue about child custody, well, you wouldn't be taking into account today's world. Not everyone gets married. But every divorcing couple does argue about child…
  • Jun 16

    Grandparents Lose Bid to Adopt Grandchildren when Father's Murder Conviction Overturned

    Grandparents Lose Bid to Adopt Grandchildren when Father's Murder Conviction Overturned
    Now here's a complicated case. A wife and husband with two children divorced and in 2011 the mother died from strangulation. Who committed the murder? And should the alleged murderer - the ex-husband - be able to retain his parental…
  • Jun 2

    Gay Couples Battle on in Texas and Louisiana

    Gay Couples Battle on in Texas and Louisiana
    The latest Gallup poll indicates that 60% of Americans believe that the law should allow marriage between gay couples. Obviously, there has been a huge political shift in this country. Back in 1996, the Gallup poll reported that 68% of…
Rank this Week: 417

Family-In-Law

Family-In-Law

Family law trends in Minnesota and across the country. By Michael Boulette.

http://family-in-law.com/
  • Jun 23

    Minnesota Judge to Parents: Think Twice Before Staying Home

    Minnesota Judge to Parents: Think Twice Before Staying Home
    In re the Marriage of Curtis v. Curtis, looked to be a pretty dry decision on what–to most non-lawyers–would be an esoteric legal issue: Can a ... The post Minnesota Judge to Parents: Think Twice Before Staying Home appeared…
  • Jun 12

    Minnesota Moves to Rightsize Child Support Obligations: Bigger Changes to Come

    Minnesota Moves to Rightsize Child Support Obligations: Bigger Changes to Come
    2015 saw some ambitious reforms proposed for Minnesota’s child support statutes. So ambitious in fact that the biggest didn’t make it into law, as legislators settled instead ... The post Minnesota Moves to Rightsize…
  • May 29

    Minnesota Enacts Uniform Deployed Parents Custody Act: Now What Does It Mean?

    Minnesota Enacts Uniform Deployed Parents Custody Act: Now What Does It Mean?
    On May 14, 2015, Governor Dayton signed SF No. 1911 (now Minnesota Session Laws chapter 30) followed just over a week later by SF No. ... The post Minnesota Enacts Uniform Deployed Parents Custody Act: Now What Does It Mean? appeared first on…
Rank this Week: 2543

Northern Kentucky Lawyer Blog

Northern Kentucky Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury and accidents, DUI, criminal defense, bank side bankruptcy cases, creditors' rights, divorce and family custody, and estate planning. By Fessler Schneider & Grimme.

http://www.fsgattorneys.com/blog
  • Jun 23

    Community Advocate Attorney

    Community Advocate Attorney
    It is summer, and around Northern Kentucky, that means many of the local churches and private schools will be having fundraisers. These fundraisers usually take the form of festivals. The festivals offer food, fun, and community. However,…
  • Jun 17

    Business Startup Attorneys in Ft. Thoma

    Business Startup Attorneys in Ft. Thoma
    You are talented, you are ambitious, and you have a ton of energy. These are all great since you want to start your own business. The advice sites on the web give all sorts of information on what to do and occasionally they suggest how you…
  • Jun 10

    Personal Injury Attorneys in Northern Kentucky

    Personal Injury Attorneys in Northern Kentucky
      We are in the deadliest two months of the year as far as road accidents are concerned.  In June and July, there are more than the normal numbers of drivers on the road. People are driving further than usual on unfamiliar roads.…
Rank this Week: 2307

Seattle Attorneys Blog

Seattle Attorneys Blog

Covers criminal, family and Injury law. By Blair & Kim, PLLC.

http://www.seattleattorneysblog.com/
  • Jun 23

    One Way to Save Money on Your Divorce Proceedings: Get Along

    One Way to Save Money on Your Divorce Proceedings: Get Along
    Most people facing a divorce (called dissolution of marriage in Washington) have heard the horror stories about the cost of divorce proceedings. We have heard and witnessed these stories too. However, in many cases there is one major way to…
  • Jun 11

    Divorce After a Long-Term Marriage

    Divorce After a Long-Term Marriage
    Divorce (called dissolution of marriage in Washington) after a long-term marriage can be especially difficult.  Families, finances, housing, and emotions have likely become well enmeshed after twenty or more years of marriage.  The…
  • Jun 3

    Petition for a Declaration of Invalidity (a.k.a. an Annulment)

    Petition for a Declaration of Invalidity (a.k.a. an Annulment)
    Annulment is a term in family law that many are familiar with. This is probably partially because of the dramatic circumstances that can lead to annulments (ex. Britney Spears in 2004). Most people understand the term to mean that there was…
Rank this Week: 1962

Llabona Law Blog

Llabona Law Blog

Covers Florida family law issues.

http://www.llabona.com/blog/
  • Jun 22

    Proposed Alimony and Custody Changes Hit a Roadblock

    Proposed Alimony and Custody Changes Hit a Roadblock
    Approximately 230 couples get divorced each day in Florida. With each individual case, the judge assigned tries to make things even and fair. However, because alimony has almost always been completely up to the judge’s discretion, what…
  • Jun 8

    Property Division: What if I Get Nothing?

    Property Division: What if I Get Nothing?
    If you are planning a divorce, you may wonder how property division works. Florida law provides for an “equitable distribution” of marital assets and liabilities. This means a fair division of marital assets, regardless of whose…
  • Jun 1

    Dementia Preventing a Divorce Filing?

    Dementia Preventing a Divorce Filing?
    A very unique case has made the news recently in Florida. A West Palm Beach man has filed for divorce from his wife. The unique part? He has dementia. He can’t name the president, doesn’t know what year it is, and can’t…
Rank this Week: 3614

RandyWallace

RandyWallace

Blog about current issues in Mississippi law including personal injury, divorce and insurance.

http://randywallace.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 22

    Writ denied in alienation of affection case involving golfer John Daly

    Writ denied in alienation of affection case involving golfer John Daly
    The United States Supreme Court refused to take up the alienation of affection case involving John Daly’s ex-wife and his alleged mistress.  The docket reflects that the petition for a writ of certiorari was denied today.…
  • Jun 12

    Funny quotes this Week

    Funny quotes this Week
    I don’t usually pay attention to my husband much of the time. Juror number 872 in the Aurora Theater trial explaining why she didn’t inform the trial judge about a tweet concerning the case she read from her husband.  Full…
  • Jun 11

    Trifecta of email scams sent to me today

    Trifecta of email scams sent to me today
    Hello, FedEx wishes you to confirm Package of $750,000.00 (Seven Hundred and Fifty Usd) from the CNN TV Online Lottery as registered with us in your name, for shipping to your residence. Do respond to dispatch with a confirmation of your…
Rank this Week: 2644

Givens Law Group Family Law Blog

Givens Law Group Family Law Blog

Covers all aspects of Family Law in Florida.

http://www.familylawfirmflorida.com/Blog_System/Recent_Blog_Posts/RSS.xml
  • Jun 22

    Can I Lower My Child Support Payments?

    Can I Lower My Child Support Payments?
    The child support order that once was workable may no longer be feasible. If your circumstances have changed, you may be able to petition for a modification to lower your child support payments. You no doubt love your children and…
  • Jun 15

    What happens when a written order is different from what the Judge said in court or doesn't have any specific findings?

    What happens when a written order is different from what the Judge said in court or doesn't have any specific findings?
    Recently, the First District Court of Appeal had to decide a case involving a written order that was different from the oral order the judge made at the end of the trial. In the case of Schmidt v. Schmidt, a judge made an oral ruling…
  • Jun 8

    Where can I get a divorce involving children?

    Where can I get a divorce involving children?
    A common concern with families who travel or move frequently for work, like military families, is where they can get a divorce involving children. The answer to this question depends on a few factors, but mainly where everyone lives, and…
Rank this Week: 5030

New York Divorce Attorney Blog

New York Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By Ingrid Gherman.

http://www.newyorkdivorceattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2030

Jacksonville Divorce Attorney Blog

Jacksonville Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers Florida divorce, child custody, and child support. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.jacksonvilledivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 22

    Divorce and Bankruptcy in Florida

    Divorce and Bankruptcy in Florida
    Separation and Bankruptcy in Florida: Can I file without my spouse if we are separated? In addition to being emotionally draining for most people, divorces can cause a myriad of issues with the most substantial problems being financial…
  • Jun 16

    Establishing Paternity in Florida

    Establishing Paternity in Florida
    In Florida, the biological fathers of children born out of wedlock have few, or no rights, regarding the children until the court establishes paternity.  Florida Statute 744.301 makes a child’s mother the natural guardian when a…
  • Jun 2

    Child Custody and Time Sharing Battles in Florida Divorce

    Child Custody and Time Sharing Battles in Florida Divorce
    Child custody and time sharing battles in Florida divorces are always stressful situations for the people involved.  Jacksonville divorce lawyers and custody lawyers zealously represent clients who each want something different when it…
Rank this Week: 3336

Moses & Moses Law Blog

Moses & Moses Law Blog

A corporate, family and tax law blog. By Moses & Moses, P.C.

http://www.mosespc.com/blog/
  • Jun 22

    The Magic of a Revocable Living Trust

    The Magic of a Revocable Living Trust
    The Magic of a Revocable Living Trust By: Anne R. Moses Do you want to leave a very special gift for your family when you pass? This is a gift that they will bless you for. I am talking about the Revocable Living Trust (Trust) that, if drawn…
  • Apr 24

    Husband is Not Guilty of Sexual Abuse of his Wife with Alzheimer’s.

    Husband is Not Guilty of Sexual Abuse of his Wife with Alzheimer’s.
    It first seemed incredible that a 78 year old husband could be arrested for a third degree felony for having sex with his wife because someone in the nursing home said the wife was no longer capable of giving consent. The jury found him not…
  • Apr 6

    Sentimental or Argumentative

    Sentimental or Argumentative
    Recently, the family of Robin Williams commenced the not unfamiliar process of destroying family relationships by fighting over sentimental assets. Surely the decedent never wanted there to be a fight and was sure he had taken care of…
Rank this Week: 1547

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Covers divorce and family law in Illinois.

http://www.divorce-attorney-illinois.com/
  • Jun 22

    The ICWA and Illinois: The Ins and Outs of Parental Rights for American Indian Children

    The ICWA and Illinois: The Ins and Outs of Parental Rights for American Indian Children
    When it comes to parental rights, Illinois, along with other states, hold that that these rights are fundamental in our society. There are significant number of protections that have been put into place to protect parents from any government…
  • Jun 15

    Divorce Financing: The New, Great Divorce Equalizer

    Divorce Financing: The New, Great Divorce Equalizer
    The old adage states that money can be a great equalizer. Those who are in the middle of a divorce are definitely able to attest to that claim, especially when it comes to divorce proceedings. In many cases, in divorce proceedings, or in…
  • Jun 8

    Study Reveals That Children in Shared Custody Situation Are Less Stressed than Children in a One-Parent Home

    Study Reveals That Children in Shared Custody Situation Are Less Stressed than Children in a One-Parent Home
    When determining what would be the best for your children when you and your spouse have decided to split, there are a variety of child custody arrangements that can be discussed and put into place. Many psychologists have wondered about the…
Rank this Week: 1047

Family Law Insights

Family Law Insights

Covers divorce and family law in Georgia. By Kitchens New Cleghorn, LLC.

http://www.knclawfirm.com/category/blog/family-law/
  • Jun 19

    We’ve Always Been an Atlanta LGBT Law Firm

    We’ve Always Been an Atlanta LGBT Law Firm
    Kitchens New Cleghorn, LLC has always been an Atlanta LGBT law firm. That is, we’ve been serving the individual and business legal needs of Atlanta’s LGBT community since 2001. Our … The post We’ve Always Been an…
  • Jun 12

    Gay Marriage Purgatory | Atlanta Gay Divorce

    Gay Marriage Purgatory | Atlanta Gay Divorce
    Our Atlanta firm handles a lot of legal issues for our clients, including divorce. What we are now gearing up for (with the pending U.S. Supreme Court decision about marriage… The post Gay Marriage Purgatory | Atlanta Gay Divorce…
  • Jun 8

    Meet Our Legal Assistant, Wanda Melton | Atlanta Divorce Law Firm

    Meet Our Legal Assistant, Wanda Melton | Atlanta Divorce Law Firm
    Our Atlanta divorce law firm hires only the most talented and competent individuals. We often get compliments on our attorneys and their superior legal work, but we also get… The post Meet Our Legal Assistant, Wanda Melton | Atlanta…
Rank this Week: 2466

Tennessee Collaborative Divorce…

Tennessee Collaborative Divorce Blog

Covers family law. By Papa & Roberts, PLLC.

http://www.tennesseecollaborativedivorceblog.com/
  • Jun 19

    The Role of the Law in Collaborative Divorce

    The Role of the Law in Collaborative Divorce
    Previous blog entries here have focused mostly on the ways Collaborative Divorce is different from traditional divorce litigation and how the process takes into account the non-legal aspects of divorcing.  This post will explore more…
  • May 27

    Collaborative Divorce Training in Charleston, SC

    Collaborative Divorce Training in Charleston, SC
    Join us in Charleston, South Carolina for a 2-Day Introductory Interdisciplinary Collaborative Divorce Training.  August 28-29, 2015 at the Courtyard by Marriott, Charleston Historic District, 125 Calhoun Street, 29401.…
  • May 15

    Knowing when collaborative divorce is not the best option for a client

    Knowing when collaborative divorce is not the best option for a client
    While it is my bias that most divorcing couples can benefit from using the collaborative divorce process rather than going through divorce litigation, there is absolutely a subset of couples for whom litigation is the better choice.…
Rank this Week: 2804

NJ Family Legal Blog

NJ Family Legal Blog

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

http://njfamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jun 19

    TO CONSENT OR NOT CONSENT, THAT IS THE QUESTION

    TO CONSENT OR NOT CONSENT, THAT IS THE QUESTION
    When an attorney asks me to consent to an adjournment of a pending court date, deadline, or otherwise, I generally consent as a matter of professional courtesy unless there is a good reason not to (perhaps there is someone else who can fill…
  • Jun 19

    I’M NOT YOUR SECRETARY – OR AM I?

    I’M NOT YOUR SECRETARY – OR AM I?
    In the highly scheduled, some say overscheduled, world of suburban children, figuring out where they are supposed to be and when is a constant battle. It is hard enough to do in an intact family, much less in divorced families where the…
  • Jun 18

    THE BEST DEFENSE IS A GOOD OFFENSE – EXCEPT WHEN IT IS NOT

    THE BEST DEFENSE IS A GOOD OFFENSE – EXCEPT WHEN IT IS NOT
    We have an adversary who loves to say, when responding to motions that we have filed, that the best defense is a good offense.  He has even taking to giving official attribution to the person that came up with that line.   The…
Rank this Week: 1782

Merkle | Trublood | Adam Blog

Merkle | Trublood | Adam Blog

Covers Florida family and criminal law.

http://jacksonvillecriminalandfamilylawyers.com/blog/
  • Jun 19

    Not Driving a Car Doesn’t Protect You From DUI Charges in Florida

    Not Driving a Car Doesn’t Protect You From DUI Charges in Florida
    As the Stanley Cup nears its end, it seems like an appropriate time to talk about Steven James Anderson. Nope, he’s not a little known hockey star. He’s the man who was arrested in February for Driving Under the Influence…
  • Jun 15

    Family Law Mediation in Jacksonville, FL

    Family Law Mediation in Jacksonville, FL
    The goal of Florida’s family laws is to promote and protect family harmony and avoid nasty disputes that are detrimental to all involved, especially, children who are often the unintended emotional victims of disputes between their…
  • Jun 13

    Self Defense Raised in Conch House Injury Case

    Self Defense Raised in Conch House Injury Case
    Reggae Sunday is one of the Jacksonville area’s most popular Sunday afternoon activities. It’s an afternoon party hosted weekly by the waterfront bar and restaurant, The Conch House, where adults join together to enjoy live reggae…
Rank this Week: 1928

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/
  • Jun 19

    Ineffective Access Rights in Japan under Hague Abduction Convention

    Ineffective Access Rights in Japan under Hague Abduction Convention
    Jeremy D. MorleyThere is great misunderstanding about the ability of a parent outside Japan to obtain access to a child in Japan through the Hague Abduction Convention. The Hague Convention contains only one provision (Article 21) concerning…
  • Jun 17

    New “Grave Risk” Hague Abduction Case

    New “Grave Risk” Hague Abduction Case
    Jeremy D. MorleyIn a just-issued opinion on the “grave risk” exception to the Hague Abduction Convention, the Seventh Circuit has affirmed the denial of a Hague return petition based on the district court’s finding of sexual…
  • Jun 15

    International Child Travel: USA has No Exit Control

    International Child Travel: USA has No Exit Control
    Jeremy D. MorleyWhen seeking or opposing an order to prevent or limit a child’s international travel outside the United States it is important to understand that the United States has no exit controls (except to the very limited extent…
Rank this Week: 2909

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/
  • Jun 18

    In re: Marriage of Honer - Valuation of Marital Asset

    In re: Marriage of Honer - Valuation of Marital Asset
    After two people decide they no longer wish to be married, one of the key points of contention often becomes division of assets. Indiana, as in most states, seeks equitable distribution, or a distribution that is fair given the circumstances.…
  • Jun 6

    Nordness v. Faucheux - When Infidelity Destroys a Marriage

    Nordness v. Faucheux - When Infidelity Destroys a Marriage
    A recent attempt by an ex-wife to sue her former husband's mistress for alienation of affection was thwarted by the fact that the contacts between husband and mistress did not occur frequently enough in the state of Mississippi for the state…
  • May 30

    Bogner v. Bogner - Indiana Supreme Court Weighs Child Support Modification

    Bogner v. Bogner - Indiana Supreme Court Weighs Child Support Modification
    When it comes to child support calculations in Indiana, state courts are given guidelines by which to adhere. These guidelines take into account a host of factors, ranging from employment, wages, computations for prior-born or subsequent-born…
Rank this Week: 314

PA Family Law Blog

PA Family Law Blog

Covers divorce and child custody. By the Martin Law Firm.

http://www.jbmartinlaw.com/blogs/family-law/
Rank this Week: 2112

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers New Jersey divorce and family law. By The Law Offices of Edward R. Weinstein.

http://www.newjerseydivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 18

    How Does the Innocent-Spouse Rule Affect My New Jersey Divorce?

    How Does the Innocent-Spouse Rule Affect My New Jersey Divorce?
    The innocent-spouse rule has come into play numerous times during my career as a divorce lawyer here in the state of New Jersey. This issue typically arises when there is a significant amount of tax debt at the time of the filing for the…
  • Jun 9

    What If, During My Divorce, My Spouse Becomes Incapacitated?

    What If, During My Divorce, My Spouse Becomes Incapacitated?
    Recently, my office faced a complex situation in which our client became incapacitated while the divorce action was still pending in the Family Part of the Superior Court of New Jersey. Presently, family members are taking action to have a…
  • Jun 2

    What is the Difference Between A Divorce and an Annulment in New Jersey?

    What is the Difference Between A Divorce and an Annulment in New Jersey?
    When a marriage falls apart people often wish they may pretend the whole thing never happened. Many would love to take magic wand and wipe the slate clean. Imagine, POOF, the marriage never occurred. Well perhaps there is a way to wipe the…
Rank this Week: 3687

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber,…

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber, PLLC

Covers bankruptcy, family law, foreclosure, and real estate law in New York.

http://vaughnweberlaw.com
  • Jun 17

    Tenant loses Rent stabilized apartment because of Airbnb rental

    Tenant loses Rent stabilized apartment because of Airbnb rental
    OUCH! Tenant loses rent stabilized apt. over Airbnb rentals! The court held that the tenant had “engaged in profiteering by renting out the apartment or allowing his children to rent out the apartment, to a series of short-term…
  • May 18

    Beware When Accepting a Debt Settlement Offer

    Beware When Accepting a Debt Settlement Offer
    Forgiven debt may be taxable by the IRS! The Second Circuit has ruled that debt collectors don’t need to warn clients of the potential tax liabilities associated when making a settlement offer for less than the full amount owed. In…
  • May 4

    Divorce and Interesting Issues with Child Support and/or Maintenance

    Divorce and Interesting Issues with Child Support and/or Maintenance
    In New York, determining maintenance (spousal support or alimony) can be a burdensome task.  This task can become more complicated in situations where one spouse is receiving disability or a long term/permanent personal injury settlement…
Rank this Week: 4553

East Bay Divorce Lawyer Blog

East Bay Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Kathleen K. Reeves & Associates.

http://www.eastbaydivorcelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1878

Synorlaw

Synorlaw

Covers family law and estate planning. By the Law Office of Kathryn J. Synor, LLC.

http://www.synorlaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 17

    U.S. Supreme Court to Rule on Same-Sex Marriage

    U.S. Supreme Court to Rule on Same-Sex Marriage
    A decision from the U.S. Supreme Court on same-sex marriage is expected later this month. Judges are eagerly awaiting the ruling that could determine whether gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry or whether state bans against…
  • Apr 24

    Where to start when a loved one die

    Where to start when a loved one die
    Clients often ask me what to do first when a loved one dies. The client is overwhelmed and needs a clear plan of what to do next. Here is a quick checklist to follow to help you in a time … Continue reading →
  • Jul 24

    Kathryn J. Synor is now ranked Top 10 Under 40 attorney for excellence in the field of Family Law for 2014!

    Kathryn J. Synor is now ranked Top 10 Under 40 attorney for excellence in the field of Family Law for 2014!
    Kathryn J. Synor of the Law Office of Kathryn J. Synor, LLC has been selected by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys as nationally ranked Top 10 Under 40 attorney for excellence in the field of Family Law for … Continue…
Rank this Week: 3682

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

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

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Jun 17

    Time to Start Thinking About Filing an Annual Tax Assessment Appeal

    Time to Start Thinking About Filing an Annual Tax Assessment Appeal
    It is that time again to start thinking about whether you want to file an assessment appeal challenging the assessed value of your real estate.  Property taxes are based on the assessed value of real estate, and the assessed value of the…
  • May 29

    I’m 30 Years Old, Married, an Attorney, and I Just Got My Estate Plan in Order

    I’m 30 Years Old, Married, an Attorney, and I Just Got My Estate Plan in Order
    I know, I know. I first learned about the value of an estate plan in my second-year trusts and estates class…seven years ago. I’ve been practicing law for almost five years. And despite recommending the importance of estate…
  • May 20

    Does a Contract Have to Be in Writing to be Enforceable?

    Does a Contract Have to Be in Writing to be Enforceable?
    The answer – it depends. The general rule is that in order to be enforceable, contracts do not have to be in writing unless they are required to be in writing by law. So, what constitutes a contract? The basic elements of a contract…
Rank this Week: 1036

My Arizona Criminal, Child Abuse…

My Arizona Criminal, Child Abuse and Neglect Attorney

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

http://woodnicklawchildcustody.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 16

    Could Your College Fake ID Come Back To Haunt You Years Later?

    Could Your College Fake ID Come Back To Haunt You Years Later?
    Do you remember being a teenager and longing for your 21st birthday? The temptation of getting a fake ID was too much, and you finally caved in. Fast-forward 15 years later… You can potentially be charged with a felony or ……
  • Aug 19

    Calling the Police and What To Do When They Arrive

    Calling the Police and What To Do When They Arrive
    Michael Brown. Eric Garner. Debra Harrell. These are the three names that Yale Law fellow Emily Bazelon gives as examples for her police-averse policy in her Slate article, “Why I Don’t Call the Police.” In the article,…
  • Aug 19

    Calling the Police and What To Do When They Arrive

    Calling the Police and What To Do When They Arrive
    Michael Brown. Eric Garner. Debra Harrell. These are the three names that Yale Law fellow Emily Bazelon gives as examples for her police-averse policy in her Slate article, “Why I Don’t Call the Police.” In the article,…
Rank this Week: 3870

Divorce Online Blog

Divorce Online Blog

News about divorce and family law.

http://www.divorce-online.co.uk/blog/
  • Jun 16

    Dale Vince divorce case highlights the need for clean break order

    Dale Vince divorce case highlights the need for clean break order
    The number of people asking the courts for financial orders after their divorces have been finalised has doubled according to research carried out by Cardiff-based Hugh James solicitors. Rising asset values, such as property, business or…
  • Jun 3

    Respondent divorce advice service launched

    Respondent divorce advice service launched
    At Divorce-online we have spent 15 years helping people file divorces, these clients are always generally the person filing for the divorce, the petitioner. However no one online seems to be catering for the person who receives the divorce…
  • Mar 16

    Online divorce services are performing better than high street solicitor

    Online divorce services are performing better than high street solicitor
    In a recent speech to The Modern law Conference, Sir Michael Pitt, The Chairman of the Legal Services Board, The super regulator for legal services in England and Wales, referred to nearly completed research that people who chose to…
Rank this Week: 1219

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By John S. Yohanan.

http://www.bayareadivorceattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2501

One (Divorce) Lawyer's Perspective

One (Divorce) Lawyer's Perspective

Covers legal issues related to Pennsylvania domestic relations matters. By Michael L. Viola.

http://1phillydivorcelawyer.wordpress.com
  • Jun 15

    Legally Separate, Get Divorced, or Annul a Marriage

    Legally Separate, Get Divorced, or Annul a Marriage
    With the clarification that LGBT couples have the legal right to marry in many states and to have the marriages entered into in other states legally recognized, same sex couples have been marrying. For some couples, the legal recognition of…
  • Jun 5

    Why Wait So Long?

    Why Wait So Long?
    It was reported on People.com that actor Ed Asner has filed for divorce from his wife Cindy although they have been separated for 8 years. The media, presumably People’s readership, and anyone else who is curious, was wondering why he…
  • May 29

    Flipping a Chef’s Prenup

    Flipping a Chef’s Prenup
    According to this article, as part of her pending divorce action with chef Bobby Flay, actress Jennifer March, intends to challenge the prenuptial agreement which could otherwise limit what either March or Flay would be entitled to receive…
Rank this Week: 1189

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 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…
  • May 4

    GM Won’t Face Lawsuits Because of 2009 Bankruptcy

    GM Won’t Face Lawsuits Because of 2009 Bankruptcy
    One unexpected result of the car manufacturer’s 2009 bankruptcy is that now they cannot be held responsible for the ignition malfunction in cars recalled in 2014. The company faced over 130 lawsuits for accidents and vehicle loss. A…
Rank this Week: 2356

Divorce Law Journal

Divorce Law Journal

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

http://louisvilledivorce.typepad.com/info/
Rank this Week: 193

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Kollias & Giese.

http://www.dupagecountydivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 15

    Recording Private Conversations In Illinoi

    Recording Private Conversations In Illinoi
    It is no secret that emotions run high during a divorce or custody proceeding.  Sometimes parties seek orders of protection from one another to prohibit acts of abuse or harassment from occurring.   Imagine this scenario:  …
  • May 4

    Requests for Mental Health Examination in Illinois Child Custody Case

    Requests for Mental Health Examination in Illinois Child Custody Case
    There is a certain irrationality inherent in contentious divorce and child custody cases. Many people going through such an experience might label their spouse as mentally unstable. If such mental instability is an actual psychological…
  • Apr 19

    International Custody Disputes: the Hague Convention and Non-Signatory Countries.

    International Custody Disputes: the Hague Convention and Non-Signatory Countries.
    A man named Abel, his wife, Betty, and their son, Charlie, have lived in Illinois for the past five years. One winter morning, as Abel is walking out of the house to go to work, he notices that Betty is wearing an exceptionally garish…
Rank this Week: 1549

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 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…
  • May 18

    Split Custody: Is It Ever a Good Idea to Separate Siblings?

    Split Custody: Is It Ever a Good Idea to Separate Siblings?
    A recent article on msn.com disclosed that Jon Gosselin of the former TLC television series, Jon and Kate Plus 8, was seeking emergency custody of one of his eight children. Currently, Mr. Gosselin’s ex-wife, Kate, has custody of…
Rank this Week: 2574

HeyAnnette

HeyAnnette

Covers Arizona family law. By Annette T. Burns.

http://heyannette.com/blog/
  • Jun 14

    Monday Morning Minute: Alienation and Relocation Presentation

    Monday Morning Minute: Alienation and Relocation Presentation
    Here’s a link to a presentation by Bill Eddy on Alienation and Relocation:  Helping Parents Make Decisions.   (courtesy of the Ohio Channel Media library, from a judicial education summit in April, 2014).  It’s…
  • Jun 11

    Recent Articles on Divorce Topic

    Recent Articles on Divorce Topic
    Just a couple of things to read in your spare time, over this fine upcoming weekend. Here’s a good article by Michael Black, CFP, CDFA about imputing income to assets in divorce actions.  (This is a PDF download) A very interesting…
  • Jun 11

    CAA Training: Uniform Representation of Children in Abuse, Neglect and Custody Proceedings Act: Uniform Laws Commission

    CAA Training: Uniform Representation of Children in Abuse, Neglect and Custody Proceedings Act: Uniform Laws Commission
    Rule 10, Arizona Rules of Family Court Procedure, refers in its Comment (Amended 2007) to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform Laws, and its Representation of Children in Abuse and Neglect and Custody Proceedings as follows: A…
Rank this Week: 3576

Alabama Divorce & Family Law…

Alabama Divorce & Family Law Attorney Blog

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

http://www.birminghamdivorceblog.com/
  • Jun 14

    Yale-New Haven Hosp. v. Nicholls: Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs)

    Yale-New Haven Hosp. v. Nicholls: Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs)
    These days, we see many commercials on television and on the Internet for so-called legal “self-help” services. This is where you pay hundreds of dollars to an online company, and they help you prepare legal documents while…
  • Jun 11

    Gordon v. Gordon: Valuation of the Marital Estate

    Gordon v. Gordon: Valuation of the Marital Estate
    In Gordon v. Gordon, a case from the Supreme Court of Hawaii, husband and wife met in Las Vegas in the summer of 1992 and were married in Hawaii in 1997. When the couple was first dating, husband lived in Hawaii and was still legally…
  • Jun 6

    Wife Sues Husband over On-Air Divorce Bit – Gloria Allred Representing

    Wife Sues Husband over On-Air Divorce Bit – Gloria Allred Representing
    According to a recent news article form WFTV, nationally known attorney Gloria Allred is representing the estranged wife of radio host Russ Rollins in a lawsuit against her husband. Allred has alleged Rollins, while in the middle of ongoing…
Rank this Week: 582