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Michael A. Meschino Blog

Michael A. Meschino Blog

Covers Illinois family law.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelaw.org/blog/
  • Sep 10

    Divorce and the Small Business Owner

    Divorce and the Small Business Owner
    Small business owners have a number of unique challenges and concerns when going through a divorce. For these reasons, it is highly recommended that small business owners enter into a premarital agreement, or at a minimum a buy-sell…
  • Sep 8

    How Comingling of Assets Impacts Divorce Property Division

    How Comingling of Assets Impacts Divorce Property Division
    When spouses divorce, an essential component of the divorce decree will be the division of assets and debts. In fact, property division is one of the biggest questions that people have about divorce. Pursuant to Illinois law, all marital…
  • Sep 6

    Back-to-School Tips for Divorced Parent

    Back-to-School Tips for Divorced Parent
    Students across Illinois are heading back to school. A new school year can be an exciting, but challenging, time for children and divorced parents alike, as all members of the family work their way through the transition period and figure out…
Rank this Week: 2539

Chicago Divorce Attorney

Chicago Divorce Attorney

Covers Illinois family law matters. By the Wolkowitz Law Office.

http://wolkowitz.com/chicago-divorce-illinois-family-law-blog
  • Sep 10

    FAQ: Depositions for divorce and child custody

    FAQ: Depositions for divorce and child custody
    If you are involved in a divorce in Illinois, you might wonder, “What is a deposition?” Long story short, it’s an interview of a party or witness that can be used in court. But as a divorce lawyer in Illinois, I know that…
  • Sep 6

    Who is the best QDRO lawyer in Illinois?

    Who is the best QDRO lawyer in Illinois?
    As a divorce lawyer in Illinois, I often have to deal with dividing retirement accounts as part of a divorce. Here’s the deal with dividing 401ks, pensions, and the like – it’s complicated.  Splitting 401ks and pension…
  • Sep 2

    Can I keep my home after divorce in Illinois?

    Can I keep my home after divorce in Illinois?
    As a divorce lawyer in Chicago Skokie and Evanston, people often ask me if they can keep their house after a divorce. The answer? It depends. If you want an answer to the question what happens to the house after divorce, read this article…
Rank this Week: 3420

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Covers divorce and family law in Illinois.

http://www.divorce-attorney-illinois.com/
  • Sep 10

    To Procreate or to Not Procreate: Whose Right is Most Valid?

    To Procreate or to Not Procreate: Whose Right is Most Valid?
    In recent years, assisted reproductive technology has progressed rapidly and has provided women and men the opportunity to become parents. In 1985, through this new reproductive technology, 260 babies were born to parents who otherwise would…
  • Sep 3

    How Often is Domestic Violence Occurring?

    How Often is Domestic Violence Occurring?
    In just the first three months of 2014, it happened over 36,000 times. In 2013, it happened over 177,000 times. What are these statistics referring to? Domestic violence. Illinois takes domestic violence seriously, and the Illinois Domestic…
  • Aug 27

    If it’s a Boy, We Get Married? Babies, Gender Preference and Divorce

    If it’s a Boy, We Get Married? Babies, Gender Preference and Divorce
    A married couple finds themselves constantly fighting. They are unhappy with each other and unhappy with their relationship. Though they have considered a divorce, the wife is pregnant and the couple wants to try to stay together for the sake…
Rank this Week: 4014

Kevin Hickey Law Blog

Kevin Hickey Law Blog

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

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

    A Possible Conversation About Ray Rice

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

    A Word About Eddie Christian

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

    Don’t Forget Your Digital Property in Your Divorce Settlement

    Don’t Forget Your Digital Property in Your Divorce Settlement
    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!An interesting article from attorney Deborah G. Matthews caught my eye and left me with a stark conclusion: When it comes to dividing your marital assets in…
Rank this Week: 2890

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/
  • Sep 9

    Life Insurance and Divorce in Pennsylvania

    Life Insurance and Divorce in Pennsylvania
    Life Insurance, Divorce And SupportArrangements Obtaining life insurance can become a very important part of your divorce settlement.  Life insurance for intact family situations generally involves the husband and wife obtaining life…
  • Jul 14

    Social Security Benefits After Divorce

    Social Security Benefits After Divorce
    Marriage is a legal institution with a big impact on your finances, your retirement, and particularly your Social Security. How are your Social Security benefits determined after divorce? Here are some “must-knows” as you consider…
  • Jun 11

    Social Media and Divorce

    Social Media and Divorce
    As a Pennsylvania Divorce Attorney I constantly come across the issue of social media and how it can and does play a part in divorces.  I advise all of my clients to be aware of what they put out there on the internet for everyone to…
Rank this Week: 4076

Mississippi Family Lawyer Blog

Mississippi Family Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, child custody and child support. By M. Devin Whitt.

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

    Condoning Marital Misconduct Could Bar Divorce in Mississippi

    Condoning Marital Misconduct Could Bar Divorce in Mississippi
    I routinely deal with cases involving a spouse who wants a divorce because he or she learned that the other spouse cheated or committed some other type of marital misconduct. Often times, when a client hires me to help with a fault-based…
  • Sep 4

    Antenuptial Knowledge of a Condition Existing Prior to Marriage May Bar Divorce in Mississippi

    Antenuptial Knowledge of a Condition Existing Prior to Marriage May Bar Divorce in Mississippi
    In terms of divorce defenses under Mississippi law, "antenuptial knowledge" may simply be defined as a complaining-spouse's (the spouse filing for divorce) pre-marital knowledge of the defendant-spouse's pre-existing bad habits, condition, or…
  • Aug 28

    A Way Out: Habitual Cruel and Inhuman Treatment as Grounds for Divorce in Mississippi

    A Way Out: Habitual Cruel and Inhuman Treatment as Grounds for Divorce in Mississippi
    When a client seeks my counsel about divorce in Mississippi and I ask them why he or she wants a divorce, in several cases, the response is surprisingly consistent: "We argue all the time" or "He or she is mean and rude to me." During the…
Rank this Week: 3536

California Divorce Blawg

California Divorce Blawg

Covers current events in divorce. By John E. Harding.

http://www.hardinglaw.com/blog
  • Sep 9

    Divorced Parents Wanted For Upcoming Reality TV Show

    Divorced Parents Wanted For Upcoming Reality TV Show
    I just got contacted by a friend down Hollywood way.  From the Producers who brought you transformational shows such as The Biggest Loser and Extreme Weight Loss, Eyeworks USA announced that casting has begun for their new series on NBC.…
  • Sep 8

    A Simple Explanation of the UCCJEA

    A Simple Explanation of the UCCJEA
    The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act is a body of laws that help us to determine which court in which state is the appropriate one to make decisions regarding child custody and visitation.  In one version or another the…
  • Sep 5

    John Harding Speaking At State Bar Annual Meeting

    John Harding Speaking At State Bar Annual Meeting
    Harding & Associates Family Law principal John Harding will be presenting at the 2014 California State Bar Association Annual Meeting.  Scheduled for Thursday, September 11, 2014  My Smoke, Your Mirrors: Accounting Games People…
Rank this Week: 2248

Dallas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Dallas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Texas family law issues. By Guest & Gray.

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

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

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

    Stepparent Adoptions: The Basic

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

    Equitable Reimbursement in Texa

    Equitable Reimbursement in Texa
    As a general rule in Texas, all property that you acquire during marriage is community property.  There are some exceptions in which property can be deemed one spouse’s separate property.  These are pretty basic concepts but…
Rank this Week: 3431

Family Law Matters Blog

Family Law Matters Blog

Covers New York family law. By Deborah Hope Wayne.

http://www.familylawmatters-blog.com/
  • Sep 9

    Hard Work or Pure Luck - How the Manner of Your Asset Appreciation Matter

    Hard Work or Pure Luck - How the Manner of Your Asset Appreciation Matter
    I recently read about a divorce case in Oklahoma that caught my interest because it is being dubbed "the priciest divorce ever." Whether it's the financial aspect or another issue, in family law it is always important to understand how the…
  • Aug 27

    Military Divorce: Considerations for a Peaceful Proce

    Military Divorce: Considerations for a Peaceful Proce
    I've written a few pieces on divorce and always tried to point out how the divorce process can be different for every couple, depending on their specific circumstances. With the amount of military families in America, it is also important to…
  • Aug 18

    Second Parent Adoption

    Second Parent Adoption
    Many people are aware of step-parent adoptions in which a person may legally adopt his or her spouse's children in order to become a legal parent. However, there is also an option for same-sex couples as well as non-married couples: second…
Rank this Week: 2073

Missouri Divorce and Family Law…

Missouri Divorce and Family Law Blog

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

http://familylaw.mwortmanlaw.com/
  • Sep 9

    Inability to co-parent grounds for sole custody award; Guardian Ad Litem fees assessed to one party appropriate

    Inability to co-parent grounds for sole custody award; Guardian Ad Litem fees assessed to one party appropriate
    Recent Case:       Parents’ inability to communicate, cooperate, and make shared decisions concerning their children’s welfare makes joint legal custody inappropriate. This case involved a motion to…
  • Sep 1

    Every child is entitled to a permanent and stable home

    Every child is entitled to a permanent and stable home
    Recent case: Termination of parental rights for failure to rectify When children are taken into protective care by the children’s division, the goal is to reunite the children and the parent(s).  However, parental rights can…
  • Aug 17

    Court must account for all property in Missouri divorce

    Court must account for all property in Missouri divorce
    Recent case:  Party to Missouri divorce cannot appeal until all claims addressed Wife appeals the circuit court’s judgment dissolving her marriage to Husband. Wife contends that the court erred in failing the distribute a marital…
Rank this Week: 2819

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/
  • Sep 9

    Court Addresses Interplay Between Juvenile and Family Courts in Custody Dispute

    Court Addresses Interplay Between Juvenile and Family Courts in Custody Dispute
    Divorce is difficult. When there are children involved, the process can become even more complicated and fraught with strong (often opposing) personal views as to the best interests of the children. In some cases, the juvenile court and the…
  • Sep 2

    California Court Construes Disclosure Statute in Divorce Proceeding

    California Court Construes Disclosure Statute in Divorce Proceeding
    Courts are often called upon to interpret or construe assorted statutory provisions. When an appellate court is faced with an issue of statutory construction, it is considered a question of law and subject to an independent review. In a…
  • Aug 26

    Spouse Seeking Attorney Fees in Divorce Must Show "Disparity" Between the Partie

    Spouse Seeking Attorney Fees in Divorce Must Show "Disparity" Between the Partie
    In many divorce cases, one spouse often earns a greater income or has easier access to financial resources than the other. For the less advantaged spouse, this can present a multitude of problems throughout the proceedings. But fortunately,…
Rank this Week: 1935

All Family Law Group, P.A.

All Family Law Group, P.A.

Covers divorce, family law and bankruptcy.

http://www.familymaritallaw.blogspot.com
  • Sep 9

    Don’t Believe the Hype: Collaborative Law Is Not Without Disadvantage

    Don’t Believe the Hype: Collaborative Law Is Not Without Disadvantage
    Collaborative law is an alternate form of dispute resolution in the family law context.  While proponents contend that collaborative law is both less expensive and more effective than traditional, adversarial law, it can actually drag out…
  • Sep 2

    Divorce, Annulment and Separation in Florida

    Divorce, Annulment and Separation in Florida
    Florida is known for being one of the states with the highest divorce rates. The decision to divorce your spouse should be given much thought and consideration, and it is important to be familiar with Florida law regarding divorce and whether…
  • Aug 23

    Proposed Alimony Revision Legislation in Florida

    Proposed Alimony Revision Legislation in Florida
    Florida legislation currently creates a presumption of permanent alimony for long-term marriages, while simultaneously creating a presumption against permanent alimony in short-term marriages. This legislation has drawn the attention…
Rank this Week: 3779

Llabona Law Blog

Llabona Law Blog

Covers Florida family law issues.

http://www.llabona.com/blog/
  • Sep 9

    Same-Sex Divorce Spurs Debate in Florida

    Same-Sex Divorce Spurs Debate in Florida
    Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has issued a formal request that Broward Circuit Judge Dale Cohen to keep in place a stay of his original ruling declaring the state’s ban on gay marriage unconstitutional. The judge has a scheduled…
  • Sep 3

    Reports Indicate Generations of Child-Abuse

    Reports Indicate Generations of Child-Abuse
    Earlier this year, a sixteen-month-old girl spent her last few hours of life in her Tarpon Street family home after her father allegedly slammed her against a wall. The 23-year-old father swung the toddler ‘like a baseball bat’…
  • Aug 26

    Federal Court Rules Florida Ban on Same-Sex Marriage Unconstitutional

    Federal Court Rules Florida Ban on Same-Sex Marriage Unconstitutional
    Gay and lesbian rights advocates continued their historic run last week as a federal judge deemed Florida’s same-sex marriage ban as unconstitutional. Although the landmark victory opens the door to same-sex marriage possibilities in…
Rank this Week: 1283

Alabama Criminal and Family Lawyer…

Alabama Criminal and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers family and criminal law. By Skier & Associates.

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

    “You have the right to remain silent” — USE IT!

    “You have the right to remain silent” — USE IT!
    If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of undergoing police questioning, there are some things to remember
  • Aug 8

    AlabamaExpungement.com featured on WSFA’s Central Alabama Business Break

    AlabamaExpungement.com featured on WSFA’s Central Alabama Business Break
    I had the pleasure this morning of appearing on WSFA TV’s Central Alabama Business Break to discuss Alabama’s new expungement law and AlabamaExpungement.com. Click the link to see the video:…
  • Jun 22

    Expungement website is now live!

    Expungement website is now live!
    Skier & Associates is pleased to announce that our website describing the expungement process and how we plan to handle expungements for eligible clients is now LIVE. Visit http://www.alabamaexpungement.com/ to learn more about the…
Rank this Week: 2559

Divorce Online Blog

Divorce Online Blog

News about divorce and family law.

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

    How long does an average divorce take?

    How long does an average divorce take?
    According to statistics released by the Office For National Statistics, *the average divorce undertaken without a solicitor in England and Wales took 33 weeks in the first quarter of 2014, an increase of 15%. This has been blamed in the…
  • Jul 23

    More couples are choosing online divorce as consumers favour a more convenient way to separate

    More couples are choosing online divorce as consumers favour a more convenient way to separate
    Online divorce companies say the online process takes the strain out of an already tense situation and reflects society’s increased use of the internet to do business. Figures from Divorce Online, one of the UK’s largest…
  • Jul 23

    MORE couples are choosing online divorce as consumers favour a more convenient way to separate

    MORE couples are choosing online divorce as consumers favour a more convenient way to separate
    Online divorce companies say the online process takes the strain out of an already tense situation and reflects society’s increased use of the internet to do business. Figures from Divorce Online, one of the UK’s largest…
Rank this Week: 2793

NJ Family Issues

NJ Family Issues

Focuses on New Jersey divorce and estate planning. By Paul G. Kostro.

http://www.kostrolaw.com/NJFamilyIssues
  • Sep 9

    Award of counsel fees on appeal

    Award of counsel fees on appeal
    Law Lessons from In The Matter Of Robert Hancock Zirkle, Sr., Deceased., App. Div., No. A-5281-11T3, September 8, 2014: Rule 2:11-4 specifically permits an award of counsel fees on appeal in certain circumstances, but such a request…
  • Sep 9

    Orders compelling or denying arbitration are deemed final and appealable as of right

    Orders compelling or denying arbitration are deemed final and appealable as of right
    Law Lessons from Morgan v. Sanford Brown Institute, App. Div., No. A-0452-13T4, September 8, 2014: Orders compelling or denying arbitration are deemed final and appealable as of right. R. 2:2-3(a); GMAC v. Pittella, 205 N.J. 572, 587 (2011).…
  • Sep 9

    The judicial estoppel doctrine

    The judicial estoppel doctrine
    Law Lessons from Hanisko v. Billy Casper Golf Management, Inc., et. al., __ N.J. Super. __ (App. Div. 2014), Docket No. A-5053-12T4, September 8, 2014: The judicial estoppel doctrine is an extraordinary remedy which should be invoked only…
Rank this Week: 72

Divorce Field

Divorce Field

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

http://divorcefield.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 8

    DV in the NFL - My .02 on Ray Rice

    DV in the NFL - My .02 on Ray Rice
    As the entire world knows, a new video surfaced today of  the Ray Rice domestic violence incident.   This video is what happened inside the elevator.   We all saw the aftermath when a very drunk Ray Rice is trying to get an…
  • Sep 4

    DIY Divorce - Should You?

    DIY Divorce - Should You?
    The short answer is:  probably not.    Unless you have no kids, no marital property and have lived apart for a year (MD requirement) before filing AND have lived in a Maryland for a year before filing, maybe you can do…
  • Aug 11

    Everything You Needed to Know about Family Law You Learned in Kindergarten

    Everything You Needed to Know about Family Law You Learned in Kindergarten
    Well, okay, not really.   But that famous essay has one very important line in about sharing.   It says something about learn to share your toys.    Guess what happens ina  divorce/custody situation.   You have…
Rank this Week: 3619

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 8

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

    Could New Jersey Parents Face Stiffer Penalties for Leaving Children in Cars?
    It takes only minutes for the temperature inside a parked car to rise to dangerous levels and that can prove tragic for families when a child is left locked inside. Unfortunately, this situation occurs more often than one would think and New…
  • Aug 25

    NJ Lawmaker to Propose Making Tracking without Consent a Crime Even for Spurned Spouse

    NJ Lawmaker to Propose Making Tracking without Consent a Crime Even for Spurned Spouse
    For most of us, the term “GPS” has become shorthand for the navigational system we rely on to get from one location to another or to help find alternative routes in the face of traffic congestion or road detours. This same…
  • Aug 11

    New Law Provides Assistance to Parents Involved in International Child Custody Battle

    New Law Provides Assistance to Parents Involved in International Child Custody Battle
    President Barack Obama last week signed into law the Sean and David Goldman International Child Abduction Prevention and Return Act providing more governmental support to American parents who are embroiled in international legal battles to…
Rank this Week: 2952

Harris Firm Blog

Harris Firm Blog

Covers local and national events mainly in the areas of products liability, injury law, bankruptcy, divorce and family law, and some environmental law.

http://www.theharrisfirmllc.com/harrisfirmblog/
  • Sep 8

    WheretoFileYourBankruptcy

    WheretoFileYourBankruptcy
    Bankruptcy Residency Requirements If you are filing for bankruptcy in the Alabama bankruptcy courts, then what particular court your attorney files your case in depends on where you currently reside.  However, there are some residency…
  • Aug 21

    ChildSupport

    ChildSupport
    Child Support in Alabama Child support is the financial obligation that the non-custodial parent must pay to the custodial parent to help with the basic expenses of the child.  All states have their own laws with specific guidelines or…
  • Aug 21

    ChildSupport

    ChildSupport
    Child Support in Alabama Child support is the financial obligation that the non-custodial parent must pay to the custodial parent to help with the basic expenses of the child.  All states have their own laws with specific guidelines or…
Rank this Week: 2616

New Hampshire Family Law Blog

New Hampshire Family Law Blog

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

http://www.nhfamilylawblog.com/
  • Sep 8

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

    In Re Serodio and Perkins: You May Enforce a Prenup without a Copy of the Prenup
    In the Matter of Cheryl Serodio and Arthur Perkins: Existence of Prenuptial Agreements can be proven without providing the written, executed agreement. The New Hampshire Supreme Court issued its opinion on August 22, 2014. The Facts Wife…
  • Sep 5

    Proposed Changes to a Parent's Right to Counsel in Abuse/Neglect Case

    Proposed Changes to a Parent's Right to Counsel in Abuse/Neglect Case
    A few years ago, during the state's fiscal crisis, the legislature did away with the statute requiring that any parent accused of abusing or neglecting their child in a child protection case be appointed an attorney to represent them. I…
  • Jul 16

    Norberg v. Norberg: Alimony Cannot Be Waived By Agreement

    Norberg v. Norberg: Alimony Cannot Be Waived By Agreement
    When negotiating a settlement, it is important to keep in mind that New Hampshire law does not allow parties to waive future alimony. The 1994 case of Norberg v. Norberg is controlling. It explains that although property…
Rank this Week: 521

New York Divorce and Family Law…

New York Divorce and Family Law Blog

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

http://brandeslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 8

    Court of Appeals Establishes Rule for Third Party Discovery Subpoena

    Court of Appeals Establishes Rule for Third Party Discovery Subpoena
    In Kapon v Koch, ___NY 3d ___, 2014 WL 1315590, 2014 N.Y. Slip Op. 02327 (2014) the Court of Appeals, in an opinion by Judge Pigott, held that where a subpoena is served by a party seeking discovery from a nonparty pursuant to CPLR…
  • Jun 18

    Family Offense Statute Declared Unconstitutional

    Family Offense Statute Declared Unconstitutional
    In People v Golb, ___NY3d __,2014 WL 1883943 (2014) the Court of Appeals held that (Penal Law § 240.30(1)(a), aggravated harassment in the Second Degree   was unconstitutional, under both Federal and State law because it was vague…
  • Jun 4

    Important New Decisions - June 1, 2014

    Important New Decisions - June 1, 2014
    Pendente Lite Maintenance -  Domestic Relations Law § 236(b)(5-a) - Second Department Holds That  Formula Amount Is Intended to Cover All of a  Payee Spouse's Basic Living Expenses, Including Housing Costs, the Costs of…
Rank this Week: 3395

A Child is Missing

A Child is Missing

Reports on federal Hague Convention child abduction cases By Joel R. Brandes.

http://joelbrandes.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 900

Rochester Family Lawyer Blog

Rochester Family Lawyer Blog

Covers child support, domestic relations, and family law in New York. By Alexander Korotkin.

http://rochesterfamilylawyer.korotkinlaw.com
  • Sep 7

    Temporary Maintenance and Payment of Additional Expenses by Monied Spouse

    Temporary Maintenance and Payment of Additional Expenses by Monied Spouse
    One issue that comes up fairly often in divorce cases is the issue of whether the monied spouse who is paying temporary maintenance is also responsible for additional expenses incurred by the non-monied spouse. At least some of the prior…
  • Jul 5

    Standard of Living, Diminished Income, Spousal Maintenance and Child Support

    Standard of Living, Diminished Income, Spousal Maintenance and Child Support
    The courts in New York have had some difficulty dealing with situations were a claim of recently diminished income has been presented to the court in response to a temporary spousal support application. In most situations, the courts would…
  • May 3

    Updates to New York’s Child Support Standards Chart

    Updates to New York’s Child Support Standards Chart
    According to the Child Support Standards Chart, prepared by New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, Division of Child Support Enforcement, and released March 12, 2014, the 2014 poverty income guideline amount for a…
Rank this Week: 1706

The History of Custody Law

The History of Custody Law

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

http://tomjameslaw.com/blog/category/history-of-custody-law-2/
  • Sep 7

    Should no-fault divorce be abolished?

    Should no-fault divorce be abolished?
    No-fault divorce was not intended to alter the standards by which custody of children is decided, but it has. Some see this as a good thing; others see it as a bad thing. This raises the question: Would custody law be improved by restoring…
  • Aug 24

    Custody law reform: letting the child decide

    Custody law reform: letting the child decide
    The suggestion is sometimes made that custody decisions should not be based on either parental rights or a judge’s opinions about what is best for a child. Instead, children should be empowered to make their own choices as to custody.…
  • Aug 17

    Primary Attachment Figure

    Primary Attachment Figure
    Because children may suffer emotional or psychological damage if they either are not allowed to form an attachment to a caregiver, or are separated from a person to whom they have formed an attachment, it could make sense to apply a custodial…
Rank this Week: 2342

Baum Law Offices

Baum Law Offices

Covers Criminal and Family Law. Published by Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum.

http://baumlawoffices.com/blog/
  • Sep 6

    Maryland Marijuana Citation and Civil Citation FAQ

    Maryland Marijuana Citation and Civil Citation FAQ
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - Law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland.The purpose of the following post is to answer some frequently asked questions concerning the…
  • Aug 11

    Legal Definition of Possession

    Legal Definition of Possession
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - Law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland.Based on my experience working with defendants in thousands of Maryland possession cases, most…
  • Jul 3

    What is the Maryland Estate Tax?

    What is the Maryland Estate Tax?
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland.At the time this is being posted, Maryland is among the group of 20 states (including DC) that…
Rank this Week: 3180

Divorce Strategy and Advice Blog

Divorce Strategy and Advice Blog

Helps women navigate the intricacies of divorce and save money along the way. By Helene Taylor.

http://heleneltaylor.com/blog/
  • Sep 6

    How to free your mind on a Friday night during your divorce

    How to free your mind on a Friday night during your divorce
    Open up my head and let me out. Dave Matthews When you’re getting divorced it’s so easy to be frazzled-fried by Friday night. How do I know? Because I’ve been a divorce attorney for two decades and I’m often…
  • Aug 22

    Should you choose to recuse your family law judge?

    Should you choose to recuse your family law judge?
    For those of you who are new to the legal world or just aren’t familiar with the word, here is the definition of recuse. re·cuse riˈkyo͞oz/ verb North American challenge (a judge, prosecutor, or juror) as unqualified to…
  • Aug 19

    10 Things to know if you are marrying or divorcing a trust fund beneficiary

    10 Things to know if you are marrying or divorcing a trust fund beneficiary
    What a life! Jets, boats, houses, trips, anything your heart desires and not a care in the world. Marrying a trust fund beneficiary can give you a great life. It also can leave you penniless, in debt and the recipient of little or no support.…
Rank this Week: 97

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/
  • Sep 5

    Should You File a Fault or No-Fault Divorce in PA?

    Should You File a Fault or No-Fault Divorce in PA?
    Pennsylvania allows for both "fault" and "no-fault" divorces to be filed. As the names suggest, fault-based divorces are available to those married individuals who can prove very specific fault-based reasons against their spouse, while…
  • Jun 25

    Pennsylvania now recognizes same-sex marriage

    Pennsylvania now recognizes same-sex marriage
    In a significant opinion delivered on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 in the case of Deb Whitewood, et al, vs. Michael Wolf, et. al,  U.S. District Court Judge John Jones III struck down Pennsylvania's law banning the recognition of gay marriage…
  • Jun 17

    Same-Sex Divorce in Pennsylvania

    Same-Sex Divorce in Pennsylvania
    On June 26, 2013, the United States Supreme Court struck down The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional in the case of United States v. Windsor. This decision effectively struck down the definitions of "marriage" and "spouse" set…
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The Divorce Blog

The Divorce Blog

Covers divorce and family law news. By Kevin W. Chern.

http://www.totaldivorce.com/blog
  • Sep 5

    32 States Ask Supreme Court to Rule on Same-Sex Marriage

    32 States Ask Supreme Court to Rule on Same-Sex Marriage
    Following decisions made by several states this week, 32 states have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to rule upon the legality of same-sex marriage. Massachusetts filed a brief Thursday, along with fourteen states that allow gay marriage, asking…
  • Aug 27

    Neil Young Files for Divorce

    Neil Young Files for Divorce
    After 36 years of marriage, Canadian rock legend Neil Young has filed for divorce from his wife Pegi. Young, 68, filed a petition for dissolution of marriage in his hometown of San Mateo, California, on July 29th. The couple met in 1974 at a…
  • Aug 20

    Divorce For Transgender Marriage

    Divorce For Transgender Marriage
    Last week, courts in both Arizona and California ruled that marriages of two transgender men were valid and that they can, in fact, get divorced. Thomas Beatie, 40, was born female and in 1997 he underwent assessment to determine his…
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Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Legal Problems Can Continue Long After a Divorce is Finalized

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

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

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

    Marriage and Money – The Most Common Sticking Point

    Marriage and Money – The Most Common Sticking Point
    Marriage and Money Marriage and Money. Marriage can be challenging, especially when it comes to family finances. Many studies suggest that financial issues are the most common sources of contention in a marriage and a common cause of divorce.…
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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 4

    Wife Opposes Husband's Motion to Modify Child Support

    Wife Opposes Husband's Motion to Modify Child Support
    A New York Family Lawyer said this is a matrimonial action where plaintiff, the wife, appeals from an order of the Supreme Court, Nassau County, dated 10 November 1982, which granted defendant husband's motion to modify the visitation…
  • Sep 3

    The Issue in this Case is Whether Plaintiff Stated a Cause of Action

    The Issue in this Case is Whether Plaintiff Stated a Cause of Action
    A New York Family Lawyer said that, plaintiff commenced this divorce action via summons with notice. Prior to serving the summons with notice, Plaintiff moves for an Order authorizing an alternative method of service, for custody, child…
  • Sep 2

    Court Decides if Spousal Support and Alimony Should be Suspended Based on Denial of Visitation

    Court Decides if Spousal Support and Alimony Should be Suspended Based on Denial of Visitation
    A New York Family Lawyer http://http://familylawyer.1800nynylaw.com/said that, in a matrimonial action in which the plaintiff wife had previously been granted a divorce, the defendant husband appeals (1) from an order of the Supreme Court,…
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Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer Blog

Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida family law. By A. James Mullaney.

http://familylawjax.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 4

    Which Parent Decides on Children's Religious Training after a Divorce

    Which Parent Decides on Children's Religious Training after a Divorce
    A recent case from the Florida First District Court of Appeal discusses what, if any, restrictions are allowed to be placed on a parent regarding the religious training of their children. (Pierson v. Pierson, 1D14-79 (Fla. 1st DCA August 18,…
  • Aug 25

    What is considered "Income" when calculating Child Support in Florida

    What is considered "Income" when calculating Child Support in Florida
    Child Support in Florida is calculated using the Florida Child Support Guidelines. The guidelines use the mother's and father's net incomes to determine the child support obligation."Net income" is determined by subtracting a party's…
  • Aug 20

    What to do when DNA proves you are NOT the father and you are paying child support

    What to do when DNA proves you are NOT the father and you are paying child support
    A recent headline from England caught my attention: Man can't get refund on £31,000 child support payments despite DNA proving he's NOT fatherIn the story, a man is seeking a refund from the government of the child support he paid for a…
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Family-In-Law

Family-In-Law

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

http://family-in-law.com/
  • Sep 4

    Divorce and the Affordable Care Act: Premiums Or Penaltie

    Divorce and the Affordable Care Act: Premiums Or Penaltie
    Next week I’ll be heading off to present on Divorce and the Affordable Care Act at the National Business Institute’s webcast, Family Law: ACA, Windsor and ... The post Divorce and the Affordable Care Act: Premiums Or…
  • Sep 2

    Step-Parent(ing Time)?

    Step-Parent(ing Time)?
    Just last week, I asked the students in my family law course, “What makes a family?” and how, if at all, is the answer to ... The post Step-Parent(ing Time)? appeared first on Family-In-Law.
  • Aug 29

    Turning Back the Clock-What Time is the Right Time for Custody Modifications?

    Turning Back the Clock-What Time is the Right Time for Custody Modifications?
    The past two weeks have offered no lack of Round-Up worthy cases, but a real lack of time as I prepare for three upcoming speaking ... The post Turning Back the Clock-What Time is the Right Time for Custody Modifications? appeared first on…
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HeyAnnette

HeyAnnette

Covers Arizona family law. By Annette T. Burns.

http://heyannette.com/blog/
  • Sep 3

    When the Parents Have to be Good Sport

    When the Parents Have to be Good Sport
    I don’t know how parents do it.  A recent New York Times article noted that parents are exhausted and harassed by the kids’ sports schedules.  Calling the sports system the “youth sports juggernaut”…
  • Sep 1

    Volk v. Brame, 1-CA-SA 14-0079

    Volk v. Brame, 1-CA-SA 14-0079
    In Volk v. Commissioner Brame, a Father took a Special Action Petition on his claim that he was denied a hearing and the opportunity to present testimony, resulting in a denial of due process through Maricopa County’s Expedited Services…
  • Aug 28

    Parent Transition Reports, Part II

    Parent Transition Reports, Part II
    As a follow up to my last post on Parent Communication/ Transition Reports, here are some examples of straightforward News or Transition Reports that would likely be helpful to the other parent. Notice that these are straightforward, give…
Rank this Week: 3719

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
Rank this Week: 1742

Fort Lauderdale Divorce Lawyer…

Fort Lauderdale Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, custody, and child support. By Sandy T. Fox, P.A.

http://www.fortlauderdaledivorcelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1169

Pennsylvania Family Law

Pennsylvania Family Law

Updates, events, and useful tips surrounding family law issues. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://pafamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Sep 3

    A HOUSING TAKE VIEWED FROM ONE STREET

    A HOUSING TAKE VIEWED FROM ONE STREET
    We periodically report on macro trends in housing prices because our clients typically have a lot of their wealth invested in their homes.  And each time we have a case, one of the questions that comes about is:  Stay or go? We…
  • Sep 3

    N.J. CIVIL UNION DISSOLVED BY PENNSYLVANIA COURT

    N.J. CIVIL UNION DISSOLVED BY PENNSYLVANIA COURT
    This week I obtained a Divorce Decree on behalf of a same-sex spouse in Montgomery County.  What makes this Decree interesting and worth noting is that I believe it to be one of the first examples of a Pennsylvania court exercising full…
  • Aug 30

    DON’T TRY TO AVOID COURT THROUGH A POWER OF ATTORNEY

    DON’T TRY TO AVOID COURT THROUGH A POWER OF ATTORNEY
    My colleague and long-suffering Mets fan, Robert Epstein, in our Roseland office wrote a blog post in July about an interesting New Jersey case. A litigant to a divorce case tried to have his daughter appear in court on his behalf through an…
Rank this Week: 632

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Covers estate planning, HOA & condo associations and family law in North Carolina.

http://www.lawfirmrbs.com/blog/
  • Sep 3

    A Radio Tower in Every Yard?

    A Radio Tower in Every Yard?
    Most often the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (also known as the “CCR’s,” “Declaration of Condominium,” “Restrictions,” or by other names) is the highest governing document…
  • Aug 26

    Law Seminar Best Manuscript Award: Community Association Voting

    Law Seminar Best Manuscript Award: Community Association Voting
    Following this year’s national CAI Community Association (HOA and condo) Law Seminar, the College of Community Association Lawyers presented a “Best Manuscript Award” for the presentation with the best accompanying…
  • Aug 19

    Help, Our HOA (or Condo) Needs Money!

    Help, Our HOA (or Condo) Needs Money!
    Community associations can become cash-strapped for a variety of reasons—unexpected large repairs, increased utility expenses, weather related emergencies, or simply years of poor planning.  Often the current board members are not…
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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 3

    Balogh v. Balogh - Post-Nuptial Agreements Can Protect Property

    Balogh v. Balogh - Post-Nuptial Agreements Can Protect Property
    By now, most people are familiar with the concept of pre-nuptial agreements. These are contracts signed before a couple recites their vows, and are typically intended to protect assets acquired by the individuals prior to the union. Less…
  • Aug 18

    Shae v. Shae - Modification of Child Support Order

    Shae v. Shae - Modification of Child Support Order
    While child support guidelines in Indiana were modified nearly five years ago in order to promote fairness in family law proceedings, many parents still find themselves battling a system that is either forcing them to pay more than they can…
  • Aug 8

    In re: J.A.L. - Securing Elderly Guardianship in Indiana

    In re: J.A.L. - Securing Elderly Guardianship in Indiana
    Typically when our Highland family law attorneys talk about guardianship of an individual, we are speaking of children. However, as the population ages, with increasing frequency we are seeing individuals seeking guardianship of elderly…
Rank this Week: 1179

Child Custody Attorney~In the…

Child Custody Attorney~In the Trenches

Covers child custody and family law issues. By Arlaine Rockey.

http://childcustodyattorney.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 2

    GATHER EVIDENCE TO HELP YOUR CHILD CUSTODY CASE

    GATHER EVIDENCE TO HELP YOUR CHILD CUSTODY CASE
    WIN CHILD CUSTODY:  HOW TO HELP YOUR LAWYER HELP YOU By Attorney Arlaine Rockey © 2014PART 2:  GATHER EVIDENCE TO HELP YOUR CUSTODY CASE There are two main kinds of evidence in a custody case:  witnesses and…
  • Aug 31

    HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR CHILD CUSTODY CONSULTATION

    HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR CHILD CUSTODY CONSULTATION
    WIN CHILD CUSTODY:HOW TO HELP YOUR LAWYER HELP YOU By Attorney Arlaine Rockey [1]© 2014 PART 1:  HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR CUSTODY CONSULTATION Child custody disputes are not pretty.  If you and the other…
  • Dec 2

    Combating False Allegations of Parental Alienation (PAS)

    Combating False Allegations of Parental Alienation (PAS)
    Abusers sometimes use false allegations of parental alienation against the protective parent to help deflect away from the abuse allegations and to turn the tables on the protective parent. Unfortunately, it works. Thus, as a protective…
Rank this Week: 4492

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Covers Virginia traffic and criminal law.

http://www.peterlouielaw.com/law-blog/
  • Sep 2

    Three More Dismissals within Three Work Day

    Three More Dismissals within Three Work Day
    Previously, I mentioned that four of my clients celebra […] The post Three More Dismissals within Three Work Days appeared first on Reckless Driving and Traffic Defense Attorney.
  • Sep 2

    Three More Dismissals within Three Work Day

    Three More Dismissals within Three Work Day
    Previously, I mentioned that four of my clients celebra […] The post Three More Dismissals within Three Work Days appeared first on Reckless Driving and Traffic Defense Attorney.
  • Aug 15

    What is the Likelihood of a Suspended License for Reckless Driving?

    What is the Likelihood of a Suspended License for Reckless Driving?
    If you are convicted of reckless driving in Virginia, a […] The post What is the Likelihood of a Suspended License for Reckless Driving? appeared first on Reckless Driving and Traffic Defense Attorney.
Rank this Week: 3176

Albuquerque Divorce Lawyer Blog

Albuquerque Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.collinsattorneys.com/divorceblawg/
  • Sep 2

    The Process of Disposition of the Community Residence After a Divorce

    The Process of Disposition of the Community Residence After a Divorce
    Among the most contentious aspects of many New Mexico divorces is the disposition of the marital residence. There are numerous questions that will arise and with each question comes potential for conflict. There is frequently a dispute over…
  • Aug 26

    Joint Custody (Physical and Legal) and Child Custody Conflict in New Mexico

    Joint Custody (Physical and Legal) and Child Custody Conflict in New Mexico
    There is often a misconception about the meaning of joint custody.  There is confusion as to how joint custody affects time-sharing, child-custody and child support.  There is often further confusion between joint legal and…
  • Oct 21

    Child Custody, Time-Sharing, Secondhand Smoke and the "Best Interests" of the Child

    Child Custody, Time-Sharing, Secondhand Smoke and the "Best Interests" of the Child
    For many years now, we've been hearing about the harmful effects of secondhand smoke. But can secondhand smoke have effects on your child custody and time-sharing in New Mexico? It appears that more and more family court judges are taking…
Rank this Week: 1158

Florida Divorce & Family Law…

Florida Divorce & Family Law Blog

Covers current events related to divorce and family law matters in Florida. By Christine Bauer.

http://bauerfamilylaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 2

    Florida Most Expensive State to File Divorce

    Florida Most Expensive State to File Divorce
    I read online recently that Florida is the most expensive State to File for Divorce in. Here are the top ten: 10. Tennessee, $302 9. Utah, $310 8. Pennsylvania, $317 7. Arizona, $321 6. Louisiana, $324 5. New York, $335 4. Illinois,…
  • May 15

    Same Sex Divorce Not Granted in Tampa, Florida

    Same Sex Divorce Not Granted in Tampa, Florida
    In March I blogged about a case in Tampa, Florida wherein a gay couple was wishing to have a divorce granted by a Judge. The couple was married in Massachusetts and had a valid marriage in Massachusetts. They moved to Florida and are now…
  • Mar 27

    Same Sex Marriage and Divorce in Florida?

    Same Sex Marriage and Divorce in Florida?
    Every now and then I come across an article that I think is interesting to the masses and not only to those people who believe that a divorce or separation is imminent. Today in Hillsborough County a same sex couple is attempting to…
Rank this Week: 3028

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/
  • Sep 2

    Mirsky Policastri LLC at the Power Conference

    Mirsky Policastri LLC at the Power Conference
    Thanks to all who stopped by our table!
  • Aug 20

    Back to school routine

    Back to school routine
    The start of a new school year is a good time to re-think your routines and make adjustments. If you have a good relationship with your child's parent you may be able to work out changes to your visitation/access schedule...
  • Aug 13

    What is Custody?

    What is Custody?
    Parents often talk about wanting "custody" of their kids, but what does that really mean? Custody could be different things to different people, so it is better to instead be specific about what each parent's rights are. Legal custody…
Rank this Week: 3159

Divorce and Family Law in Tarrant…

Divorce and Family Law in Tarrant County, Texas

Discusses family law and divorce issues. By Dick Price.

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

    Who Do You Want to Decide Your Future?

    Who Do You Want to Decide Your Future?
    Here's a simple rule for divorces:  Despite what some people think, divorces are not simple or clear cut, unless there are literally no kids and no assets.  That eliminates cases where there kids, but you think you can agree on…
  • Aug 1

    DIY -- Danger!

    DIY -- Danger!
    For various reasons, more and more people are choosing to handle divorces and other family law issues without using an attorney.  Sometimes it's just to save money.  With so much information available on line, many people decide…
  • Apr 22

    Tuesday Tips: Deadline

    Tuesday Tips: Deadline
    Who likes deadlines?  Raise your hands.Sometimes they motivate us and sometimes they are a pain.Like them or not, we are often stuck with them in life.  If you get into the legal system,  you will run into may deadlines and you…
Rank this Week: 2566

New York Divorce Lawyer Blog

New York Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newyorkdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 31

    Maintaining Control in the Midst of Divorce

    Maintaining Control in the Midst of Divorce
    Being in control is a feeling most successful people know well. Usually it is a privilege earned through hard work, but when it comes to divorce in the 21st century, control is something that anyone can demand simply by choosing to circumvent…
  • Jul 16

    Who Supports the Boomerang Kids After a Divorce?

    Who Supports the Boomerang Kids After a Divorce?
    Working outside of the court system allows divorcing parents of the boomerang generation to consider, discuss and plan for when their adult children return home. In the New York Times Magazine, there was recently an article about the…
  • Jun 19

    Financial Infidelity and Divorce: It's Complicated

    Financial Infidelity and Divorce: It's Complicated
    The legal, emotional and financial needs of couples divorcing due to "financial infidelity" are often complex. When many people hear that "infidelity" was the reason for a divorce, they automatically assume it has to do with sex. More and…
Rank this Week: 4756