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Divorce Online Blog

Divorce Online Blog

News about divorce and family law.

http://www.divorce-online.co.uk/blog/
  • 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 7

    Getting a 5 year separation divorce is not as easy as you think

    Getting a 5 year separation divorce is not as easy as you think
    We get phone calls and emails every day, from people  informing us that getting a divorce in England after 5 years is just a paperwork exercise and should be nice and easy. When we then ask where the ex wife… The post Getting a 5…
  • Jun 27

    More parents wait to divorce until kids are 18

    More parents wait to divorce until kids are 18
    There appears to have been a large increase in parents waiting to divorce until their kids turn 18 according to a recent study by the Australian Institute of Family studies. AIFS Director Professor Alan Hayes said that the proportion…
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NJ Family Legal Blog

NJ Family Legal Blog

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

http://njfamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 22

    CHANGING YOUR NAME POST DIVORCE

    CHANGING YOUR NAME POST DIVORCE
    In my opinion, most people (typically women) decide whether or not to change their name to a maiden name at the actual time of the divorce proceeding, if not sooner.  The decision is a largely personal one and in my years of…
  • Jul 22

    CHANGING YOUR NAME POST DIVORCE

    CHANGING YOUR NAME POST DIVORCE
    In my opinion, most people (typically women) decide whether or not to change their name to a maiden name at the actual time of the divorce proceeding, if not sooner.  The decision is a largely personal one and in my years of…
  • Jul 17

    ABA BLAWG 100 – PLEASE NOMINATE THE NEW JERSEY FAMILY LEGAL BLOG

    ABA BLAWG 100 – PLEASE NOMINATE THE NEW JERSEY FAMILY LEGAL BLOG
    We have been writing the New Jersey Family Legal Blog since 2008.  The writing has been a labor of love for us and has been very well received.  Aside from the satisfaction of seeing that thousands of people read the blog each…
Rank this Week: 1645

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/
  • Jul 22

    The Hague Abduction Convention in South Africa

    The Hague Abduction Convention in South Africa
    The following are excerpts, without footnotes, of an article published in the Judges’ Newsletter on International Child Protection Vol. XX, Summer – Autumn 2013.The full article is available on the website of the Hague Conference…
  • Jul 21

    The Hague Abduction Convention in Paraguay

    The Hague Abduction Convention in Paraguay
    The following are excerpts, without footnotes, of an article published in the Judges’ Newsletter on International Child Protection Vol. XX, Summer – Autumn 2013.The full article is available on the website of the Hague Conference…
  • Jul 18

    The Hague Abduction Convention in Panama

    The Hague Abduction Convention in Panama
    The following are excerpts, without footnotes, of an article published in the Judges’ Newsletter on International Child Protection Vol. XX, Summer – Autumn 2013.The full article is available on the website of the Hague Conference…
Rank this Week: 970

Jackson White Family Law Blog

Jackson White Family Law Blog

Covers the workings of family law, including recent legal changes, hot topics and pressing issues in this legal industry.

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/arizona-family-law/blog/
  • Jul 22

    Tips for Divorcés to Help Friends Getting a Divorce

    Tips for Divorcés to Help Friends Getting a Divorce
    Getting a divorce is emotionally exhausting and can become a complicated legal battle.  If you’ve had one, you know that no matter what happens in the end that you’ve learned whole lot from what you went through. This…
  • Jul 17

    Halle Berry Needs to Pay Child Support

    Halle Berry Needs to Pay Child Support
    Child support is a complicated area where it seems men are the ones that need to dig deep into his pockets to pay up. However, the Los Angeles Superior Court decided that it would be Halle Berry that would need to pay child support towards…
  • Jul 15

    Even After Divorce-They’re Still Your Step Child

    Even After Divorce-They’re Still Your Step Child
    Divorcing a spouse does not divorce an individual from their stepchildren. According to the “relationship” piece of the dependency exemption, the stepchildren will remain stepchildren despite a divorce. One example of this was the…
Rank this Week: 4155

Family Law Matters Blog

Family Law Matters Blog

Covers New York family law. By Deborah Hope Wayne.

http://www.familylawmatters-blog.com/
  • Jul 22

    Co-Parenting: How Can Parents Create a Unified Front?

    Co-Parenting: How Can Parents Create a Unified Front?
    The term 'co-parenting' has almost become a buzzword that appears in different magazines and in segments by celebrity doctors and specialists on television. Co-parenting is essentially what it sounds like - parents sharing the…
  • Jul 15

    It's Not All about the Dress: 5 Reasons Brides Should Consider a Pre-Nup

    It's Not All about the Dress: 5 Reasons Brides Should Consider a Pre-Nup
    It's no secret that saying the word, "pre-nup" to a newly engaged person often brings on a whole range of emotions. To many people, suggesting a pre-nup is effectively the same as questioning their loyalty to their future husband or wife.…
  • Jun 11

    The Power of the Post-Nup: Taking a Closer Look at the Spitzer Divorce Settlement

    The Power of the Post-Nup: Taking a Closer Look at the Spitzer Divorce Settlement
    Now that most of the dust has settled from news of former NY Governor Eliot Spitzer's divorce settlement, it seems like a good time to address the details. For those unfamiliar with the situation, Eliot Spitzer served as New York's 54th…
Rank this Week: 4117

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/
Rank this Week: 563

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/
  • Jul 22

    The Dangers of Sonoma County Debt Settlement Companie

    The Dangers of Sonoma County Debt Settlement Companie
    Do you find yourself laden with debt? Have you been tempted to contact a debt-settlement company that promises to reduce your debt by negotiating with your creditors? A new report issued by the Center for Responsible Lending indicates that…
  • Jul 15

    Watch Out Santa Rosa: Deceptive Mortgage Practices Are Back!

    Watch Out Santa Rosa: Deceptive Mortgage Practices Are Back!
    Do you remember when a federal jury decided that Bank of America was guilty of selling subprime mortgages and ordered the bank to pay $863 million in damages? In that case, the US Justice Department argued that Countrywide, which Bank of…
  • Jul 8

    FTC Rebukes Harsh and Deceptive Debt Collection Practice

    FTC Rebukes Harsh and Deceptive Debt Collection Practice
    Are one or more debt collectors hounding you? Have you been tempted to authorize payment of your debt over the phone? In a recent case, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) determined that a Houston debt collection company - RTB Enterprises,…
Rank this Week: 653

Dallas Divorce Law Blog

Dallas Divorce Law Blog

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

http://www.dallastxdivorce.com/
  • Jul 22

    Rule 11 agreements are revocable before judgment is rendered

    Rule 11 agreements are revocable before judgment is rendered
    A point of confusion for many in the family law context is the viability of a rule 11 agreement to settle an issue or a whole case.  Rule 11 of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure provides that an agreement between lawyers in a case is…
  • Jul 16

    Becoming a Partner -- Ownership Interest in Divorce

    Becoming a Partner -- Ownership Interest in Divorce
    I was asked recently about whether becoming a partner in a professional company creates community or separate property.  The Husband worked for a firm prior to marriage and shortly before the marriage was offered a partnership interest…
  • Jul 9

    Strategy in Asset Divisions - Do's and Don't

    Strategy in Asset Divisions - Do's and Don't
    One asset does not always equal another asset, even if the values are identical. One reason for this may be based on the personal situation of each spouse.  For example, one spouse may have a greater need for cash in the short run, where…
Rank this Week: 1199

Family Law Guy

Family Law Guy

Features California family law news, views, and ruminations. By Richard Gould-Saltman.

http://familylawguy.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    Interference with Child Custody

    Interference with Child Custody
      Maria Jose Carrascosa, 48, is a native of Spain and lived in Fort Lee, New Jersey. She had a child, a daughter, with Peter Innes while in New Jersey and the couple separated in 2004.  They signed a parenting agreement prohibiting either…
  • Jul 15

    Should a Five Year Old Give Preference Testimony?

    Should a Five Year Old Give Preference Testimony?
        Professional basketball player, Chris Bosh, has been in a custody battle over his young year old daughter with the child’s mother, Allison Mathis.  Apparently Mathis is requesting that their daughter, Trinity, (either four or five…
  • Jul 7

    Update on Failure to Make Child Support Payment

    Update on Failure to Make Child Support Payment
        An update on my previous blog from last week (July 1)!  Apparently, Houston resident, Clifford Hall, who was jailed for failing to pay child support has been released after one week.  Hall’s wages were being withheld to pay the…
Rank this Week: 4399

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Jul 21

    The Quick, Easy, and Cheap Arkansas Divorce

    The Quick, Easy, and Cheap Arkansas Divorce
    Quick, Easy, and Cheap Arkansas Divorce I talk to a lot of people who need divorces. Everyone wants them to be quick and easy, and most want them to be cheap. To that end, many of these people don’t have much money and want advice about…
  • Jul 15

    Grandparent Visitation in Arkansa

    Grandparent Visitation in Arkansa
    Grandparent Visitation If you want to understand the law, you have to understand this: It’s about striking a balance between competing interests (or rights, as the case may be). The law surrounding grandparent visitation in Arkansas is…
  • Jun 18

    July 2014 MEE Subject

    July 2014 MEE Subject
    In the spirit of ongoing generosity (and remembering how incredibly stressful that studying for the Bar was), here are my predictions for the MEE section of the July 2014 Bar: 1) a Civ Pro question (surprise there always is); 2)…
Rank this Week: 2349

Sanns Mediation World of ADR

Sanns Mediation World of ADR

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

http://sannsmediation.com/wordpress
  • Jul 21

    Name Change in a Divorce in NJ

    Name Change in a Divorce in NJ
    New Jersey law allows either spouse in the divorce process to change their name.  N.J.S.A. 2A:34-21 reads in pertinent part: The court, upon or after granting a divorce from the bonds of matrimony to either spouse … may allow…
  • Jul 16

    Power-of-Attorney Restricted in Divorce Case

    Power-of-Attorney Restricted in Divorce Case
    A Superior Court Judge in Ocean County ruled that unless a person has been declared incompetent and needs the assistance of a guardian, that person must appear in court for a divorce in person.  In a case of first impression, Judge…
  • Jul 16

    Expectations During a Divorce

    Expectations During a Divorce
    One of the biggest causes of anxiety for people considering a divorce is the unknown expectations about the process.  Elinor Robin explains in this Huffington Post article about some expectations to have: Expect the courts to move in…
Rank this Week: 1812

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/
  • Jul 21

    Think of yourself as a mountain

    Think of yourself as a mountain
    TRY: Setting aside a time every day for just being. Five minutes would be fine, or ten or twenty or thirty if you want to venture that far. Sit down and watch the moments unfold, with no agenda other than to be fully present. Use the breath…
  • Jul 14

    Is going to divorce court ever the answer?

    Is going to divorce court ever the answer?
  • Jun 12

    California divorce resources I use

    California divorce resources I use
    If you are representing yourself or otherwise interested, these are some of the resources I’ve used as a practicing divorce attorney. This is an evolving list, which I will add to in the future. Please bookmark the page and check…
Rank this Week: 154

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/
  • Jul 21

    Keys Judge Rules Florida's Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

    Keys Judge Rules Florida's Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional
    A circuit court judge in the Florida Keys recently ruled that the Florida Constitution's ban on marriages between same-sex partners violates the US Constitution's equal protection clause, the Miami Herald reported. The ruling, which the state…
  • Jul 14

    Establishing Time-Sharing and Parenting Plans for Children With Special Need

    Establishing Time-Sharing and Parenting Plans for Children With Special Need
    Crafting parenting and time-sharing plans are challenging enough under ordinary circumstances. When the child whose custody must be resolved also has special needs, the decisions become even more difficult. However, when these cases go to…
  • Jul 7

    How to (Not) Keep A Separate Property Separate for Purposes of Equitable Distribution

    How to (Not) Keep A Separate Property Separate for Purposes of Equitable Distribution
    Few spouses, while happily married, stop to consider maintaining the proper legal segregation of assets they acquired separately before or during the marriage. This often leads to trouble when a spouse mixes his/her separate assets with…
Rank this Week: 2195

New Jersey Divorce and Family…

New Jersey Divorce and Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newjerseydivorcelawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 21

    Power of Attorneys are not Allowed to Appear and Testify on Behalf of Divorce Litigant

    Power of Attorneys are not Allowed to Appear and Testify on Behalf of Divorce Litigant
    In a recently published trial court decision, Marsico-v-Marsico, the Honorable Lawrence R. Jones, J.S.C., dealt with the novel question of law as to whether or not a designated power of attorney could appear and testify on behalf of or in…
  • Jul 11

    AVOIDING DIVORCE WARS – SHOULD SOME SORT OF NON-DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESTRAINING ORDERS BE REVISITED?

    AVOIDING DIVORCE WARS – SHOULD SOME SORT OF NON-DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESTRAINING ORDERS BE REVISITED?
    Legislation has recently been introduced in the New Jersey Legislature that would allow for the issuance of Restraining Orders in Non-Domestic Violence situations. While its passage and/or application to family law matters is problematic,…
  • Jul 6

    New Jersey Mulls an End to Permanent Alimony

    New Jersey Mulls an End to Permanent Alimony
    A bill has passed the New Jersey Senate and Assembly and which is now before the governor that intends to amend the current alimony statute, N.J.S.A. 2A34-23.   At present, the alimony statute allows a court to consider (1)…
Rank this Week: 4129

St. Charles Divorce Lawyer Blog

St. Charles Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law with an emphasis on divorce. By Doug Bellon of Dalton, Chassaniol & Bellon.

http://www.stcharlesdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 21

    5 Things You Should Know Before You Hire Your Divorce Attorney - 2 Part Serie

    5 Things You Should Know Before You Hire Your Divorce Attorney - 2 Part Serie
    Choosing the right attorney to help assist and guide you through the divorce process is critical. But, what do you need to know when you first meet an attorney to help you make the correct choice? In this two-part blog we examine 5 factors…
  • May 29

    When Is An Order Of Protection A Viable Option in Missouri?

    When Is An Order Of Protection A Viable Option in Missouri?
    In 2012, alone, there were 41,494 reported incidents of domestic violence in Missouri according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. In today's blog we examine the use of an Adult Order of Protection as a tool against the perpetuation of…
  • Mar 27

    What is My Missouri Family Law Judge Likely to Consider in Awarding Legal Custody?

    What is My Missouri Family Law Judge Likely to Consider in Awarding Legal Custody?
    In our previous blog we discussed the difference between sole legal custody and joint legal custody and the importance of having a well drafted parenting plan. In today's blog we discuss those factors that will be considered by your family…
Rank this Week: 3879

Just Families

Just Families

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

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

    Weekly Round-Up: July 21st, 2014

    Weekly Round-Up: July 21st, 2014
    Immigration/NYC Municipal Identification Card If you can prove your identity and residency then you will be eligible for a New York City Identity Card beginning in January 2015. Mayor Bill De Blasio recently signed a bill that will allow…
  • Jul 11

    Weekly Round-Up: July 11th, 2014

    Weekly Round-Up: July 11th, 2014
    New Judgeships On June 26, 2014, Governor Cuomo signed a bill that is now in effect adding twenty-five new Family Court judgeship positions for New York. Prior to this legislation, there have not been any new positions added since 1991. …
  • Jul 3

    New Editors: Same Great Blog!

    New Editors: Same Great Blog!
    Congratulations to the New York Law School class of 2014.  We would like to send a special congratulations to Michael Cabasso, Emily de la Vega and Susan Imam.  This past year, JustFamilies.org was relaunched, thanks to these three…
Rank this Week: 3978

Llabona Law Blog

Llabona Law Blog

Covers Florida family law issues.

http://www.llabona.com/blog/
  • Jul 20

    Contentious Divorce Linked with Hypertension

    Contentious Divorce Linked with Hypertension
    The effects of divorce are well-known: Finances, housing, and possessions get split, families learn how to spend time apart, holidays get divided, etc. However, a recent study done by the University of Arizona shows that there could be some…
  • Jul 5

    Bitter Divorce Turns to 5 Years for Perjury

    Bitter Divorce Turns to 5 Years for Perjury
    One Florida woman’s recent arrest is the perfect example of how lying to a family court is never a smart idea, even when it means protecting your children. The incident in question involved a woman who won full custody of her child…
  • Jun 28

    Florida Mother Fights Family Court for Kid

    Florida Mother Fights Family Court for Kid
    A Florida mother recently learned the hard way how being caught unprepared can cost the ultimate price: Your children. When it comes to criminal courts, the rules are clear: Evidence of a crime leads to sentencing, which leads to punishment.…
Rank this Week: 4799

Domestic Diversions

Domestic Diversions

Covers relationships, families and family law.

http://domesticdiversions.com
  • Jul 20

    Top 5 admissions: Are you trying to kill your children?

    Top 5 admissions: Are you trying to kill your children?
    CNN’s Kelly Wallace shows how many otherwise good parents admit to choices that put their kids at risk of serious injury and death.
  • Jul 13

    Spilling your guts and other concerns when preparing for divorce

    Spilling your guts and other concerns when preparing for divorce
    Kim Komando adds 5 things to your To Do List when a divorce is coming, as well as an opening warning to think twice before posting to social media. In the column, Komando has tips regarding passwords, social media profiles, personal…
  • Jul 5

    Favors make the world go around: “Social wheels” and relationship

    Favors make the world go around: “Social wheels” and relationship
    Psychology Today included an item from Susan Krauss Whitbourne’s blog, entitled “How to Ask For a Favor.” She offered 7 specific situations commonly involving opportunities for favors, and she identified 4 core…
Rank this Week: 792

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

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

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Jul 19

    Publishing information about family proceeding

    Publishing information about family proceeding
    Many moons ago in June 2009 I wrote a post entitled Writing about family proceedings – a blogger’s guide. A lot has changed since then. Although, oddly, the law has not. What has changed are judicial attitudes to free speech.…
  • Jul 18

    Unforced Error

    Unforced Error
    I watched ITV’s Exposure – Don’t Take My Child on catch up last night. I have mixed feelings about it. It is a piece of TV that raises important and difficult issues, and contained some hard hitting and well argued…
  • Jul 10

    Association of Lawyers for Children Event

    Association of Lawyers for Children Event
    Some fab looking events coming up at ALC in the near future… See Modern Families in Modern Britain (flyer) here and (leaflet) here. Keynote by the fab-o Theis J. NB event on 22 July – not long!!
Rank this Week: 849

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.santarosafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • 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.…
  • Jul 15

    Golden Years and Gray Divorce

    Golden Years and Gray Divorce
    A gray divorce may not have been on one’s bucket list, but as noted in a recent story by The New York Times, the divorce rate among those fifty years and older has doubled since 1990. These so-called “gray divorces” are…
  • Jul 1

    Child Custody Question. Do Mothers Have an Advantage In Custody Disputes?

    Child Custody Question. Do Mothers Have an Advantage In Custody Disputes?
    One critical child custody question for someone facing divorce. What will happen to the children?. Where custody is in dispute, divorcing spouses must rely on a court to make a decision regarding child custody. Many parents approach custody…
Rank this Week: 4483

Maryland Divorce Lawyer Blog

Maryland Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.marylanddivorcelawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 4296

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Covers Virginia traffic and criminal law.

http://www.peterlouielaw.com/law-blog/
  • Jul 17

    Fighting DUI Checkpoint

    Fighting DUI Checkpoint
    If you were stopped at a traffic checkpoint and charged […] The post Fighting DUI Checkpoints appeared first on Reckless Driving and Traffic Defense Attorney.
  • Jun 25

    Virginia’s Move Over Law

    Virginia’s Move Over Law
    Drivers in Virginia should be aware of Virginia’s Move […]The post Virginia’s Move Over Law appeared first on Reckless Driving and Traffic Defense Attorney.
  • May 10

    SCOTUS Approves of a Traffic Stop Based on Anonymous 911 Tipster

    SCOTUS Approves of a Traffic Stop Based on Anonymous 911 Tipster
    On April 22, 2014, the United States Supreme Court dete […]The post SCOTUS Approves of a Traffic Stop Based on Anonymous 911 Tipster appeared first on Reckless Driving and Traffic Defense Attorney.
Rank this Week: 3787

Minnesota Divorce Blog

Minnesota Divorce Blog

Covers divorce, alimony, and child support issues. By Mankato Family Law.

http://mankatofamilylaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 17

    What Is ADR Really?

    What Is ADR Really?
    What is ADR really? ADR, or Alternative Dispute Resolution, is an extremely effective way to settle a case out of court, and save on time and money.  The question becomes, is it right for your case?  ADR includes multiple types,…
  • Jul 9

    Question: Does Physical Abuse Matter When Determining Custody?

    Question: Does Physical Abuse Matter When Determining Custody?
    YouTube So… does abuse really matter when it comes to determining custody in the state of Minnesota? The short answer is yes, it does, however, the type of abuse also matters and I prompt that statement with the question: “What…
  • Jul 2

    Question: How Much Does A Divorce Cost?

    Question: How Much Does A Divorce Cost?
    YouTube   This question, submitted by Alex in Mankato, is “How much does a divorce cost?” So how much does a divorce cost?  In the video I use a vehicle metaphor and the truth is, it is probably one of the more accurate…
Rank this Week: 599

Cardozo Law Student Chapter -…

Cardozo Law Student Chapter - Children's Rights Institute

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

http://www.childrensrightsinstitute.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 1681

Futeral & Nelson LLC Blog

Futeral & Nelson LLC Blog

Covers family law in South Carolina.

http://www.charlestonlaw.net/category/family-law/
  • Jul 17

    How to Legally Change Your Name in South Carolina

    How to Legally Change Your Name in South Carolina
    Lawyers in Charleston, SC - Futeral and Nelson, LLC As Charleston family lawyers, we’re often asked about how to change a name (or my child’s name) in South Carolina. Legal name changes generally fall in one of three…
  • Jul 13

    10 Tips for Handling Your Own Divorce in South Carolina

    10 Tips for Handling Your Own Divorce in South Carolina
    Lawyers in Charleston, SC - Futeral and Nelson, LLC As a Charleston divorce lawyer with over 20 years of experience, I don’t recommend that anyone represent themselves in their divorce. As the saying goes, “If you think…
  • Jun 20

    How Long Does It Take to Get Divorced in South Carolina?

    How Long Does It Take to Get Divorced in South Carolina?
    Lawyers in Charleston, SC - Futeral and Nelson, LLC As a divorce lawyer in Charleston, South Carolina, clients frequently ask me how long it takes to get a divorce. Some divorces in South Carolina take months while other divorces can take…
Rank this Week: 3798

New Jersey Divorce Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Divorce Lawyers Blog

Covers family law. By Law Offices of Brian D. Iton.

http://www.newjerseydivorcelawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 17

    Life Insurance and Alimony in New Jersey Divorce

    Life Insurance and Alimony in New Jersey Divorce
    Similar to the requirement that life insurance be purchased by a parent who will be paying child support, a spouse who will be paying alimony to their ex-spouse must also obtain life insurance to cover their alimony payments in the event of…
  • Jul 12

    Supervised Visitation in New Jersey Custody Hearing

    Supervised Visitation in New Jersey Custody Hearing
    New Jersey Statutes (NJS) 2A: 12-7 States: Legislative Findings and Declarations a. In the area of child visitation a court often orders supervised visitation where there has been a history of child abuse, medical disabilities, psychiatric…
  • Jul 7

    Keeping Health Insurance After A New Jersey Divorce – COBRA

    Keeping Health Insurance After A New Jersey Divorce – COBRA
    While you are married you can be covered under your spouse’s health insurance because of your legal status as their husband or wife. If a divorce is commenced, during the divorce, you can maintain the health insurance because until the…
Rank this Week: 4243

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/
  • 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…
  • Jul 9

    In Re Lyon: Extension or Renewal of Alimony to be Made as Justice Require

    In Re Lyon: Extension or Renewal of Alimony to be Made as Justice Require
    On May 30, 2014, the New Hampshire Supreme Court issued an opinion In the Matter of Lyon. This decision clarifies the standard to be applied in requests to extend or renew alimony.  The Facts Husband and Wife divorced in May 2007. They…
  • Apr 7

    Unmarried Parents Get Equal Protection for New Hampshire Appeal

    Unmarried Parents Get Equal Protection for New Hampshire Appeal
    Miller v. Todd, a parenting case between two parties who were never married, raised the issue of whether Supreme Court Rule 3 is unconstitutional because it treats married and unmarried parents differently for the purposes of an appeal to the…
Rank this Week: 1640

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/
  • 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…
  • May 12

    Conscious Coupling: Using Prenuptial Agreements to Build a Healthy Marriage

    Conscious Coupling: Using Prenuptial Agreements to Build a Healthy Marriage
    Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have made the news lately with their "conscious uncoupling" - a new term for a mindful divorce that is an excellent example for separating couples to learn from. Like most people, I had never heard of this…
Rank this Week: 4574

HeyAnnette

HeyAnnette

Covers Arizona family law. By Annette T. Burns.

http://heyannette.com/blog/
  • Jul 16

    PC Training in Domestic Violence and Child Abuse

    PC Training in Domestic Violence and Child Abuse
    Arizona Revised Statutes 25-406C requires that any person who submits reports to a court must have completed minimum requirements in domestic violence and child abuse. 25-406C. The court shall require a court appointed attorney for a child, a…
  • May 21

    Courts and Technology: Constant Changes and Update

    Courts and Technology: Constant Changes and Update
    In a seminar I attended recently on technology issues and family law, a speaker correctly noted that the courts are always going to be 10-15 years behind the times as to how to handle  technology in the courtroom.    Back…
  • May 18

    ODR

    ODR
    What is ODR? ADR is “Alternative Dispute Resolution”, which includes settlement conferences, mediation, arbitration, parenting coordination, and other general means of trying to settle a family law case or family dispute without…
Rank this Week: 4905

Dallas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Dallas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Texas family law issues. By Guest & Gray.

http://www.dallasdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 16

    What’s the Law in Texas on Challenging Mediated Settlement Agreements?

    What’s the Law in Texas on Challenging Mediated Settlement Agreements?
    In Texas, if a mediated settlement agreement is properly executed you cannot challenge it.  Texas Family Code Section 153.0071(d) and (e) mandate that courts shall issue an order in compliance with a mediated settlement agreement. …
  • Jul 15

    Can I Fix an Error in a Final Decree or Order?

    Can I Fix an Error in a Final Decree or Order?
    If you have a final decree or final order in a family law case with an obvious mistake from what the trial court ordered or the parties agreed, you can get it fixed through what is called a Nunc Pro Tunc.  The key is that this mistake…
  • Jul 3

    Should You Sign a Waiver of Service?

    Should You Sign a Waiver of Service?
    Your spouse has filed for divorce but tells you that you guys can agree on everything and that you do not need an attorney.  They also tell you that you do not even have to be served by process server but instead that you can sign a…
Rank this Week: 2006

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/
  • Jul 16

    Home alone

    Home alone
    I regularly receive inquiries from parents about the age at which children can be left alone. There have been recent publicized cases about children left alone. In Maryland, there is no simple answer. It is prohibited to leave a child...
  • Jun 4

    Judicial Election

    Judicial Election
    In Maryland, Judges are generally appointed by the Governor after undergoing an extensive round of interviews, application process and seeking the endorsement of various bar associations. After this process, they must stand for election. This…
  • Jun 2

    What is legal custody?

    What is legal custody?
    In Maryland, legal custody pertains to the person or persons who get to make major decisions on behalf of the child. Generally, this includes health, education and religious decisions. Parents are the joint natural guardians of their…
Rank this Week: 3257

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: 1469

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: 1992

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/
  • Jul 16

    Buying Out Your Ex-Spouse or Selling the Family Home?

    Buying Out Your Ex-Spouse or Selling the Family Home?
    For most couples, the family home is the biggest investment made during a marriage. This often makes it the central focus of property disputes and can raise questions for both parties—including whether the home should be sold or how to…
  • Jul 16

    Collaborative Divorce is On the Rise in Alabama

    Collaborative Divorce is On the Rise in Alabama
    Divorce can be complicated and overwhelming for any family—even when parties are reasonably amicable about the divorce. One alternative to the traditional court system,  “Collaborative Divorce,” is giving couples a new…
  • Jul 13

    Custody Debate Over Unborn and Unwanted Surrogate Baby

    Custody Debate Over Unborn and Unwanted Surrogate Baby
    Modern families have evolved to include same-sex couples, step-children, blended families, and surrogate pregnancy. While the notion of modern marriage has changed, so has the modern divorce. The case that once was about a custody battle over…
Rank this Week: 2181

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By John S. Yohanan.

http://www.bayareadivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 15

    Divorce, Child Support, & Orthodontia – In re Marriage of Bush

    Divorce, Child Support, & Orthodontia – In re Marriage of Bush
    When spouses with minor children divorce, the most important issue to resolve is how the kids will be taken care of. That includes securing their financial stability. Child support awards are intended to ensure that parents provide for…
  • Jul 8

    Reconciliation after Divorce in California – In re Marriage of Ware

    Reconciliation after Divorce in California – In re Marriage of Ware
    Under California’s community property system, courts treat all property obtained before divorcing spouses separate as community property to be split evenly among them. That often makes the separation date a hot-button topic. As…
  • Jun 27

    Paying Spousal Support After Retirement – In re Marriage of Gaasch

    Paying Spousal Support After Retirement – In re Marriage of Gaasch
    Courts generally won’t change a spousal support order unless there’s been what they refer to as a “change in circumstances.” Retirement, for example, may change the amount of money that a person is capable of paying…
Rank this Week: 4108

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: 343

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/
  • 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…
  • May 2

    5 Tips for Keeping the Peace When Sharing Custody of the Kids After a Divorce

    5 Tips for Keeping the Peace When Sharing Custody of the Kids After a Divorce
    Divorce is tough on everyone, but children often pay the highest price when the fighting and anger continue even after the adults have gone their separate ways. Here are five tips for keeping the peace with your ex, for the children’s…
Rank this Week: 4891

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/
  • Jul 14

    Scams to Steal Savings, Pensions and Even Medical Information often Target Senior Citizen

    Scams to Steal Savings, Pensions and Even Medical Information often Target Senior Citizen
    Numerous types of scams ranging in complexity from simple deceptions to elaborate Ponzi schemes are conducted every day. Unfortunately, these frequently are directed at senior citizens, perhaps the one segment of society that has the least…
  • Jun 30

    Alimony Reform Bill Wins State Assembly Approval

    Alimony Reform Bill Wins State Assembly Approval
    The New Jersey Senate today approved a bill designed to reform the State’s outdated alimony laws. The bill, which won State Assembly approval last week and would impact future divorce agreements if adopted, represents a compromise of…
  • Jun 16

    Waiting to Walk Down the Aisle Presents Unique Issues for Couples to Consider

    Waiting to Walk Down the Aisle Presents Unique Issues for Couples to Consider
    Waiting to marry appears to be a growing trend in this country and one that is expected to continue for the forseeable future. The average age for women marrying for the first time is approximately 27 years, while for men it is about 29…
Rank this Week: 2909

Massachusetts Divorce Blog

Massachusetts Divorce Blog

Covers family law, divorce mediation and collaborative law. By Howard I. Goldstein.

http://www.massachusetts-divorce.com/blog/
  • Jul 14

    Award Winning Book on Collaborative Practice

    Award Winning Book on Collaborative Practice
    Proud to announce my participation as one of the co-authors of this award winning book on Collaborative Practice published by Massachusetts Continuing Education (MCLE NEW ENGLAND)  Thanks to all of the co-authors who participated and to…
  • Jun 23

    Divorce Is Going to the Dogs, Literally

    Divorce Is Going to the Dogs, Literally
    Custody battles over the kids? So old school. Melanie and Antonio are just one of thousands of couples going to war over their pets. When Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas announced the end of their nearly two-decade marriage, they…
  • Apr 2

    Temporary Alimony is NOT General Term Alimony

    Temporary Alimony is NOT General Term Alimony
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court added new clarification today in its opinion in the Holmes case (see full opinion here). In Holmes, Husband was ordered to pay temporary alimony during the pendency of the divorce modification…
Rank this Week: 4830

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/
  • Jul 14

    Mt. Gox Files for Chapter 15 Bankruptcy

    Mt. Gox Files for Chapter 15 Bankruptcy
    Mt. Gox, a well-known bitcoin exchange based in Tokyo, filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy protection in the US on June 17. The filing comes more than one week after the company filed bankruptcy in Japan. Mt. Gox’s trustee for the ……
  • Jun 30

    From Bankrupt to Owning a Home

    From Bankrupt to Owning a Home
    There aren’t many things that can turn your life upside down like filing for bankruptcy. Over a million Americans last year had to make the gut-wrenching decision to file and start all over again. Bankruptcy, if at all possible, should…
  • Jun 16

    Sbarro: Cheese Pizza with a Side of Bankruptcy

    Sbarro: Cheese Pizza with a Side of Bankruptcy
    “I could really go for a lukewarm piece of food court pizza right now,” said no one ever. Unfortunately, Sbarro pizza does not rank high in the foods people flock to the malls to eat, and it shows in the … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 4227

electronic divorce attorney

electronic divorce attorney

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

http://electronicdivorceattorney.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 13

    Digital Precautions in Preparation for Divorce

    Digital Precautions in Preparation for Divorce
    So you've decided to take that fateful step and file a complaint for divorce.  Prior to doing so, consider these tips, mostly taken from USA Today reporter Kim Kommando's article reprinted in the Freep.1.  Change Passwords.…
  • Jun 20

    Family Court Judge Did Not Violate Teenager's Constitutional Rights Excluding Her From Parents' Custody Hearing

    Family Court Judge Did Not Violate Teenager's Constitutional Rights Excluding Her From Parents' Custody Hearing
    By:  Timothy P. FlynnThis is a case with an important message from the Ohio Supreme Court.  Thus, while the In Re AG opinion, released yesterday, does not bind family courts here in Michigan, it is nevertheless…
  • May 21

    Lawyers Should Not Interview Children in Custody Dispute

    Lawyers Should Not Interview Children in Custody Dispute
    Even the thought of some of our colleagues, cornering the little children of their clients in a conference room in order to elicit a parental preference, causes recurring nightmares.  Fortunately, the Michigan Court of Appeals agrees,…
Rank this Week: 1816

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Covers Massachusetts law in the areas of family law, real estate, litigation, and other legal issues. By Alan Pransky.

http://massfamilylawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 13

    Jury mistrials caused by the Internet

    Jury mistrials caused by the Internet
    Many people think that jury trials are proceedings in which a jury looks to discover the truth. In practice, jury trials are a search for justice and fairness. Justice does not necessarily mean a search for truth. Justice, in a court…
  • Jul 8

    Massachusetts and the right of privacy in our homes.

    Massachusetts and the right of privacy in our homes.
    According to a recent stories on the internet, a drone was used to spy on a woman in her home. Two men were seen flying a drone with a video screen showing a display from a camera on the drone. In other words, using the drone as a high-tech…
  • Jun 26

    Criminal Law and Double Jeopardy by Michael S. Berg, guest blogger

    Criminal Law and Double Jeopardy by Michael S. Berg, guest blogger
    One commonly misunderstood concept in criminal law is that of double jeopardy. The Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution states that no person shall "be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb."…
Rank this Week: 2100

Houston Divorce Lawyer Blog

Houston Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers the divorce process. By Ramos Law Firm.

http://www.ramosfamilylaw.com/houstondivorceblog/
  • Jul 12

    What Type of Lawyer Do You Need?

    What Type of Lawyer Do You Need?
    “I need a lawyer.” We hear this all the time, but I’m afraid you’re going to have to be more specific. The complexities of the American legal system are almost unfathomable, and if that wasn’t bad enough, the…
  • Jul 10

    The Services of Family Lawyers in Houston Texa

    The Services of Family Lawyers in Houston Texa
    Looking for family lawyers in Houston TX? You have an awfully large pool to choose from, and the attorneys at Ramos Law Firm are among the best. Before we sit down for a consultation, though, we should take a few … Continue reading…
  • Jul 8

    The Importance of Having a Great Divorce Lawyer in Houston Texa

    The Importance of Having a Great Divorce Lawyer in Houston Texa
    Did you know that the South has the highest divorce rate in the country? It’s true. According to a 2009 U.S. Census report, southerners have a higher likelihood of calling it quits, perhaps due to the fact that we have … Continue…
Rank this Week: 4702

Divorce And Mediation Blog

Divorce And Mediation Blog

Covers recent family and divorce law news and events. By Paul Daniel Marks.

http://www.divorceandmediationblog.com/
  • Jul 11

    Shasta Superior Court Family Judge Gibson Denies Existence of Constitution

    Shasta Superior Court Family Judge Gibson Denies Existence of Constitution
    OK, so the headline is a slight exaggeration, but the effect is the same: Shasta's Judge Gary Gibson doesn't seem to think you have a Constitutional right to refuse to be a witness against yourself, and God protect the attorney who tells you…
  • Jan 6

    Divorce and the Founding Fathers..... :)

    Divorce and the Founding Fathers..... :)
    According to Garrison Keillor's Writer's Almanac, yesterday was the anniversary of the first legal divorce recorded in what was to become the United States of American. It happened January 5th, in 1643, as a result of the husband abandoning…
  • Nov 20

    Paul Daniel Marks elected to the Family Law Bar Board of Director

    Paul Daniel Marks elected to the Family Law Bar Board of Director
    On Tuesday night, I was elected by a vote of my peers to the Board of Directors of the San Diego Family Law Bar Association. This is a new organization formed last summer, and is the largest organization of family law lawyers in the county. …
Rank this Week: 2993

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois divorce law. From Michael Roe.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 11

    Shared Parenting Challenges and Benefit

    Shared Parenting Challenges and Benefit
    My practice centers, in part, on complex custody litigation, sometimes involving psychological issues, addiction issues, domestic violence, and negative parenting behaviors. In some cases, I need to aggressively manage a custody case for my…
  • Jul 2

    How to Spot a Narcissist: Illinois Divorce

    How to Spot a Narcissist: Illinois Divorce
    Marriage and Family Therapist Holly Brown has written a spot on article about identifying and avoiding a long term relationship with a narcissist. If you are in a marriage with a narcissist, and need counsel as to how to end...
  • Jun 28

    Divorce Financial and Retirement Asset Planning

    Divorce Financial and Retirement Asset Planning
    The article below highlights some of the issues and concerns that attach to a divorce after a lengthy marriage. Under Illinois law, retirement assets are divisible between the parties; there is a common practice that IRA's, 401(k)s and…
Rank this Week: 3353