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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/
  • Aug 19

    Family Law News: Worst States to Get a Divorce & International Adoptions Suffer Delay

    Family Law News: Worst States to Get a Divorce & International Adoptions Suffer Delay
    Remember the days when everyone seemed to be moving to California? Those days are over. Back in 2012, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that 100,000 people had left the Golden State due to the high cost of living. Where did they flee? Texas…
  • Aug 12

    Proposed Bill Would Protect Soldiers in Child Custody Case

    Proposed Bill Would Protect Soldiers in Child Custody Case
    What happens when a divorced parent serving in the military is deployed to a war zone? Typically, parents work out a temporary change to their custody agreement with the intent to return to the original agreement when the soldier…
  • Aug 5

    Kerri Kasem Fights to Protect the Right of Children to See Ailing Parent

    Kerri Kasem Fights to Protect the Right of Children to See Ailing Parent
    Legendary Casey Kasem, who died in June of this year, held many positions in the entertainment industry but perhaps was best-known for his American Top 40 radio countdown program, which he started in 1970. He was also famous for his…
Rank this Week: 2214

My Arizona Criminal, Child Abuse…

My Arizona Criminal, Child Abuse and Neglect Attorney

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

http://woodnicklawchildcustody.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 19

    Calling the Police and What To Do When They Arrive

    Calling the Police and What To Do When They Arrive
    Michael Brown. Eric Garner. Debra Harrell. These are the three names that Yale Law fellow Emily Bazelon gives as examples for her police-averse policy in her Slate article, “Why I Don’t Call the Police.” In the article,…
  • Aug 13

    Sex Offender Registry Injustice

    Sex Offender Registry Injustice
    What was once a well-intentioned law that was meant to make the community a safer place has spiraled into a witch hunt looking to burn alive anyone who wears a pointed hat. While no one would argue that sex offenders … Continue reading…
  • Aug 4

    Children Saved from Hot Car

    Children Saved from Hot Car
    It’s scary to think that anyone would leave their children locked in a car during the summer months. Recently, a Texas mother did just that. She went to get her hair cut at a salon and left her children in … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 4071

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.sandiegodivorceattorneysblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    When Is My Support Payment Due?

    When Is My Support Payment Due?
    One of the first hurdles to overcome in the beginning of any contentious divorce case is to determine how much support is owed from one spouse to another, if any. Many times, a dispute over the proper support amount lands the parties in…
  • Aug 18

    Questions to Ask Yourself Before Filing for Divorce

    Questions to Ask Yourself Before Filing for Divorce
    Thinking about or talking about the possibility of divorce is very different than actually taking affirmative steps to file for divorce in Family Court. Moving forward with this step can take a significant amount of mental and emotional…
  • Aug 13

    Confessions to Make to your Divorce Lawyer Immediately

    Confessions to Make to your Divorce Lawyer Immediately
    Family law is the most personal and emotional area of law for the litigants. Family law issues penetrate your finances, your time with your children, and even your home. It is sometimes difficult for divorcing spouses to be completely open…
Rank this Week: 3577

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/
  • Aug 19

    Can a psychological evaluation in a custody case determine who is lying?

    Can a psychological evaluation in a custody case determine who is lying?
    Oftentimes, people going through a custody dispute want to have psychological evaluations to show the judge "who is lying" to the court about some issue or another.  Conversely, some people going through psychological evaluations in a…
  • Aug 12

    Undisclosed assets after divorce

    Undisclosed assets after divorce
    What happens if, after the divorce is final, a party discovers that the other party failed to disclose certain assets in the divorce proceedings? The recent case of In re Ford out of the Texarkana Court of Appeals is instructive in this…
  • Aug 7

    Reimbursement for using inheritance on community obligation

    Reimbursement for using inheritance on community obligation
    What happens when a spouse contributes or loans separate property to the community estate during marriage, then seeks reimbursement of those contributions/loans at divorce? The recent case of Hinton v. Burns out of the Dallas Court of…
Rank this Week: 4580

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/
  • Aug 19

    Who is Responsible for Student Loans After Divorce?

    Who is Responsible for Student Loans After Divorce?
    Student loan debt is becoming an increasing financial burden for young Americans. When you sign the original loan document, it may seem perfectly feasible to pay off that debt over years, even decades. But what happens to loan debt in the…
  • Aug 16

    Five Tips for Successful Co-Parenting

    Five Tips for Successful Co-Parenting
    After a divorce has been finalized and a custody order is in place, parents will have to learn the art of “co-parenting.” It could take months or even years, depending on how well you, your spouse, and your children adjust.…
  • Aug 12

    Prenuptial Agreements and Estate Planning

    Prenuptial Agreements and Estate Planning
    A romantic proposal, engagement, wedding planning, and the enticement of a long and happy future may not ring effortlessly with a discussion about divorce, death, or estate planning. Still, many couples realize that planning for their…
Rank this Week: 2490

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newjerseydivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    Which State Will Have Jurisdiction Over My New Jersey Child Support Order If I Move?

    Which State Will Have Jurisdiction Over My New Jersey Child Support Order If I Move?
    Given that football pre-season has begun, I thought it would be great to share with you a New Jersey family law case that involves none other than former New York Giants star Ahmad Bradshaw. The case was centered on jurisdiction, an issue…
  • Aug 18

    In a New Jersey Divorce, When Is My Spouse Responsible for My Attorney Fees?

    In a New Jersey Divorce, When Is My Spouse Responsible for My Attorney Fees?
    Often during a marriage one spouse is more heavily involved in the finances than the other. As a New Jersey divorce attorney, this leads to many clients coming to my office in the dark about their finances or not having access to funds in…
  • Aug 14

    What Expenses Are Included In New Jersey Child Support Guidelines?

    What Expenses Are Included In New Jersey Child Support Guidelines?
    As a New Jersey divorce attorney for over twenty years, I know first hand that one of the most popular questions I am asked on a daily basis by my clients is "what exactly is included in the New Jersey child support guidelines?" This seems to…
Rank this Week: 3877

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

Covers family law and criminal law in Canada. By Georgialee Lang.

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Aug 18

    Silicon Valley Tycoon Convinces Court His Wife’s Scam is Designed to Avoid Pre-Nup

    Silicon Valley Tycoon Convinces Court His Wife’s Scam is Designed to Avoid Pre-Nup
    Clyde Berg and his brother Carl Berg are two very wealthy men. They developed and built huge campuses for a number of successful Silicon Valley businesses, and sold their firm for $1.3 billion. But the old adage that money does not buy…
  • Aug 15

    Enraged Husband Attacks Wife in Court After Child Support Order Pronounced

    Enraged Husband Attacks Wife in Court After Child Support Order Pronounced
    Catherine Gonzalez, age 23, was forced to go to court to get an order that her husband pay child support, an application that is brought routinely in family law courts across North America, when a parent refuses to pay support voluntarily.…
  • Aug 13

    Why Family Law Lawyers Will Always Bill By the Hour

    Why Family Law Lawyers Will Always Bill By the Hour
    I read a piece in the Huffington Post this week written by Jim Halfens of Divorce Hotel, who argued that it was about time that divorce lawyers charged a fixed fee for the legal work they perform, instead of sticking to the “old…
Rank this Week: 2188

Family Law Matters Blog

Family Law Matters Blog

Covers New York family law. By Deborah Hope Wayne.

http://www.familylawmatters-blog.com/
  • 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…
  • Aug 5

    As Less Couples Say "I Do," More Couples Opt for No-Nup

    As Less Couples Say "I Do," More Couples Opt for No-Nup
    I've blogged before about different elements of pre-nups and how to approach making one with your significant other. However, the focus of pre-nups is usually about opening up communication channels and building a foundation for a healthy…
  • Jul 29

    Be Careful What You Post Because You Might Just Get a Fine!

    Be Careful What You Post Because You Might Just Get a Fine!
    Most of us have listened to friends complain about an unflattering picture that their significant other posted of them on a social media site. In this digital age, people not only take more and more pictures of everyday events, but people are…
Rank this Week: 3020

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/
  • Aug 18

    Weekly Round-Up: August 18th, 2014

    Weekly Round-Up: August 18th, 2014
    The Rise of Financial Elder Abuse: A recent study by Weill Cornell Medical College and published on July 30, 2014 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine found that “1 in 20 adults will be affected by financial abuse after they turn…
  • Aug 10

    Weekly Round-Up: August 11th, 2014

    Weekly Round-Up: August 11th, 2014
      Vision Zero and Safer Streets: Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero Plan is aimed at eliminating the number of traffic deaths in New York City. According to the Vision Zero website, “being struck by a vehicle is the leading cause…
  • Aug 4

    Weekly Round-Up: August 4th, 2014

    Weekly Round-Up: August 4th, 2014
    Housing for Homeless Families: The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) held a meeting on Friday, July 25 to discuss moving about 750 homeless families to the head of the list for housing placement. This will cause the families to move…
Rank this Week: 3075

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/
  • 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…
  • Jul 22

    Frackman v. Enzor - Evidence of Substance Abuse, Mental Illness, a Material Change in Circumstance for Child Custody Case

    Frackman v. Enzor - Evidence of Substance Abuse, Mental Illness, a Material Change in Circumstance for Child Custody Case
    Modification of child custody orders in Indiana, as well as in many other states, typically requires evidence of some material change in circumstances. That is, something is substantially different to such an extent that reconsideration of…
Rank this Week: 729

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: 2874

NJ Family Legal Blog

NJ Family Legal Blog

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

http://njfamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Aug 18

    MARRIAGE AT RISK IN TODAY’S ENVIRONMENT OF INCOME INEQUALITY?

    MARRIAGE AT RISK IN TODAY’S ENVIRONMENT OF INCOME INEQUALITY?
    In recent years, we have been repeatedly cautioned by government leaders and renowned economists that the wealth gap and income inequality in America is only getting worse.  As part of the widening gap, some experts describe a slow…
  • Aug 15

    THINK TWICE BEFORE INVOLVING YOUR CHILDREN IN YOUR DIVORCE

    THINK TWICE BEFORE INVOLVING YOUR CHILDREN IN YOUR DIVORCE
    Many of you have heard the term “parental alienation.”  The term is a lightening rod and the accusation made all too often for conduct, while terrible, that is not parental alienation.  In fact, I have heard a few judges…
  • Aug 8

    THE PRESUMPTION OF CUSTODY IN A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASE IS NOT DETERMINATIVE IN A CUSTODY CASE

    THE PRESUMPTION OF CUSTODY IN A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASE IS NOT DETERMINATIVE IN A CUSTODY CASE
    In the domestic violence statute, there is a presumption that the abused should get custody.  In the custody statute, the prior history of domestic violence is simply one of the many factors that a court must consider.  There really…
Rank this Week: 1254

New Jersey Divorce and Family…

New Jersey Divorce and Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newjerseydivorcelawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 3051

Domestic Diversions

Domestic Diversions

Covers relationships, families and family law.

http://domesticdiversions.com
Rank this Week: 2120

Divorce: New York

Divorce: New York

By Neil Cahn, PLLC.

http://www.divorceny.com/
Rank this Week: 3913

HeyAnnette

HeyAnnette

Covers Arizona family law. By Annette T. Burns.

http://heyannette.com/blog/
  • Aug 17

    Books for Parent

    Books for Parent
    Here are the books about co-parenting I recommend most recently for people who want general information about co-parenting following divorce or separation of the parents: Parenting After Divorce: A Guide to Resolving Conflicts and Meeting…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1816

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/
  • 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…
  • Aug 10

    The approximation rule, revisited

    The approximation rule, revisited
    Because the primary caretaker presumption granted sole custody to a parent on the basis of which parent has spent the majority of time caring for the child, it has been criticized for discounting the importance of the 49% caregiver, and…
  • Aug 3

    The primary caretaker presumption: a critical analysi

    The primary caretaker presumption: a critical analysi
    A merit-based alternative to sex discrimination Rather than using a sex-based preference to decide custody, it is sometimes suggested that courts should apply a works-based preference; that is to say, that courts should apply a preference for…
Rank this Week: 2009

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/
  • 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…
  • Jun 27

    Missouri Attorney General issues statement on same-sex marriage

    Missouri Attorney General issues statement on same-sex marriage
    Jefferson City, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster today issued the following statement related to the St. Louis Recorder of Deeds issuing marriage licenses to several same-sex couples: “While I personally support the goal of…
  • Jun 17

    Attorney Fees Awarded on Defective Relocation Notice

    Attorney Fees Awarded on Defective Relocation Notice
    Recent Case:  Father was awarded sole custody and Mother ordered to pay attorney fees due to defective relocation notice. Missouri’s relocation statute requires a parent who intends to relocate the child for a period of more than…
Rank this Week: 3210

ABC Family Law Blog

ABC Family Law Blog

Covers Florida family law. By the Law Firm of Adam B. Cordover, P.A.

http://abcfamilyblog.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 16

    Florida Bar Family Law Section Moves To File Brief In Same Sex Divorce Appeal

    Florida Bar Family Law Section Moves To File Brief In Same Sex Divorce Appeal
    The Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, representing over 4,000 attorneys and affiliate members, has decided to file a brief in a divorce appeal in favor of the right of same sex spouses in Florida to divorce.  The Family…
  • Aug 7

    New Collaborative Divorce Brochure from the IACP

    New Collaborative Divorce Brochure from the IACP
    The International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping families work through divorce and other issues privately and respectfully, recently put out a new electronic brochure that explains the…
  • Jul 26

    Tampa Tribune: Florida Gay Marriage and Gay Divorce Case

    Tampa Tribune: Florida Gay Marriage and Gay Divorce Case
    As I wrote in a previous post, a Florida Circuit Court judge in Monroe County (in the Florida Keys) declared that Florida’s ban on same sex marriage is unconstitutional.  Though that ruling was stayed (not put into effect) pending…
Rank this Week: 531

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Covers Virginia traffic and criminal law.

http://www.peterlouielaw.com/law-blog/
Rank this Week: 2792

Family Law Guy

Family Law Guy

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

http://familylawguy.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 15

    Child Custody And Religion Again

    Child Custody And Religion Again
    We've got another child custody and religion case from New York, about, at least ostensibly,  what should happen when one parent, but not the other, decides to "change horses mid-stream" in terms of the child's religious…
  • Aug 12

    Grandparent Custodial Right

    Grandparent Custodial Right
        Interesting read regarding grandparent rights.  The Court of Appeals upheld a Dependency Court order granting a grandmother visitation rights.  It’s a case right here in Los Angeles County involving…
  • Jul 30

    Does Marriage "No Longer Work" For Most Americans?

    Does Marriage "No Longer Work" For Most Americans?
    Professors June Carbone and Naomi Cahn assert, in their Marriage Markets, that marriage is no longer a functional institution for many Americans, and that American children are bearing the brunt of that breakdown.    Thoughts, anyone?
Rank this Week: 794

Main Line Pennsylvania Family Law…

Main Line Pennsylvania Family Law Blog

By Bookspan Family Law Associates, LLC.

http://www.mainlinepafamilylawblog.com/
  • Aug 15

    Prepare for Divorce

    Prepare for Divorce
    Like anything else in life, things usually go better when we prepare for them. Not everyone can prepare for a divorce, sometimes it just comes at us when we least expect it. But if a divorce is something you are contemplating, taking the…
  • Mar 3

    Shared Custody Presents Special Issue

    Shared Custody Presents Special Issue
    Pennsylvania Court Rules that Schools Must Provide Transportation to Homes of Both Parents When separated or divorced parents enter into a child custody arrangement, numerous issues may be addressed. The terms of a particular…
  • Jan 23

    Pennsylvania's Child Custody Guideline

    Pennsylvania's Child Custody Guideline
    The Odds are Evened Between Parents The standard for determining child custody is what is in the best interests of the child. However, before Pennsylvania enacted a major change to its' custody statute, which can be found at 23 PA…
Rank this Week: 3829

Family Law Matters

Family Law Matters

Information and advice regarding family law issues. By Bryan Reed.

http://www.justdivorce.co.uk/blog/
  • Aug 15

    to MIAM or not to MIAM?

    to MIAM or not to MIAM?
    government ministers are constantly looking at ways of keeping people out of the courts, especially divorcing couples, with the motivation as ever that this will save money for the taxpayer and/or increase their popularity. it must be…
  • Jul 29

    It’s women who want divorce, our study reveal

    It’s women who want divorce, our study reveal
    Our Research into Search Behaviour Justdivorce.co.uk has conducted some new research which reveals that women are much more interested in divorce compared with men. We analysed a year’s worth of website data (collected from…
  • Jun 10

    IRRECONCILABLE DIFFERENCES AND GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE

    IRRECONCILABLE DIFFERENCES AND GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE
    many people mistakenly think that irreconcilable differences are a ground for divorce in england and wales, but it isn't so. Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 2574

Tennessee Collaborative Divorce…

Tennessee Collaborative Divorce Blog

Covers family law. By Papa & Roberts, PLLC.

http://www.tennesseecollaborativedivorceblog.com/
  • Aug 15

    The Role of Attorneys in Collaborative Divorce

    The Role of Attorneys in Collaborative Divorce
    One of many myths about lawyers is that in all professional circumstances they are called to be “zealous advocates” for their clients, which is typically interpreted to mean that the lawyer is to fight for what the client…
  • Jun 7

    Helping collaborative divorce clients effectively negotiate beyond just the facts and figures of the case

    Helping collaborative divorce clients effectively negotiate beyond just the facts and figures of the case
    Any dispute resolution process for families in conflict that adopts a problem-solving approach (such as divorce mediation and collaborative divorce), as opposed to an adversarial, competitive approach like litigation, understands that people…
  • Feb 17

    Attorney withdrawal provision in Collaborative Divorce Agreement

    Attorney withdrawal provision in Collaborative Divorce Agreement
    There are a number of things that set Collaborative Divorce apart from other ways of resolving family disputes, but perhaps most unique (and central) to Collaborative Divorce, is the provision in all Collaborative Divorce Participation…
Rank this Week: 2548

Family-In-Law

Family-In-Law

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

http://family-in-law.com/
  • Aug 15

    Breathing Life Into Old Spousal Maintenance Awards (Case Law Round-Up 8/11/14)

    Breathing Life Into Old Spousal Maintenance Awards (Case Law Round-Up 8/11/14)
    “[T]he existence of arrears should not be utilized as a defibrillator to breathe life into a non-existent award…” So the Round-Up has been on hold ... The post Breathing Life Into Old Spousal Maintenance Awards (Case Law…
  • Aug 4

    Shared Parenting and Very Young Children: A New Consensus?

    Shared Parenting and Very Young Children: A New Consensus?
    I’ve written before about the heated debate surrounding overnight parenting time for very young children, and the question of how much is too much.  The topics ... The post Shared Parenting and Very Young Children: A New…
  • Jul 28

    The Lawyer Awards Arms Race, or Why It’s Time for Family Law Specialists Certification

    The Lawyer Awards Arms Race, or Why It’s Time for Family Law Specialists Certification
    It’s that time of year again. This month, Thompson Reuter’s 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers list went public. But as we celebrate professional achievement (our own ... The post The Lawyer Awards Arms Race, or Why It’s Time for…
Rank this Week: 2535

Michigan Divorce Lawyers Blog

Michigan Divorce Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigandivorcelawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 15

    Same-Sex Couples Facing Issues with Divorce and Child Custody.

    Same-Sex Couples Facing Issues with Divorce and Child Custody.
    An article was recently published by USA Today, describing the legal issues that same-sex couples face when trying to divorce. Since not all states recognize same-sex marriages, divorce proves near impossible. Even if the couples try to…
  • Aug 7

    How Does Michigan Compare to Other States when Filing for Divorce?

    How Does Michigan Compare to Other States when Filing for Divorce?
    According to an August 6, 2014 ABC News article, some states are worse than others in terms of filing for divorce. The top 7 worst states for divorce are as follows: Nebraska: In Nebraska, the State requires a filing fee of $157.00 and 420…
  • Sep 17

    Domestic Violence and Divorce

    Domestic Violence and Divorce
    Some times, when a relationship is starting to crumble, emotions can run high. Certainly, there is never an excuse to justify committing an act of domestic violence on a spouse or a boyfriend/girlfriend. However, sometimes, situations arise…
Rank this Week: 4106

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/
  • Aug 14

    Absurdities in the Gay Marriage Debate....

    Absurdities in the Gay Marriage Debate....
    Regardless of one's position on gay rights, every thinking being has to admit that married people need to have a place to get divorced when their marriage falls apart and they meet the standards for divorce in their home state. If they…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4493

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

By Alan Robert Burton.

http://www.bocaratondivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 14

    The Effect of "RAIDS" on a Florida Divorce

    The Effect of "RAIDS" on a Florida Divorce
    Determining the requirement for and amount of child support and/or spousal support is an important part of many Florida divorces. The amount of income the paying spouse earns is highly important to these determinations, as it helps show their…
  • Aug 14

    The Effect of “RAIDS” on a Florida Divorce

    The Effect of “RAIDS” on a Florida Divorce
    Determining the requirement for and amount of child support and/or spousal support is an important part of many Florida divorces. The amount of income the paying spouse earns is highly important to these determinations, as it helps show their…
  • Aug 11

    Are Professional Degrees or Licenses Considered Marital Property in Florida?

    Are Professional Degrees or Licenses Considered Marital Property in Florida?
    Under Florida law, all marital property is equitably distributed between spouses that are divorcing. Marital property includes all debts and assets that a couple accumulates during a marriage. For couples that have been together since they…
Rank this Week: 4595

Next Phase Legal Blog

Next Phase Legal Blog

Covers divorce and family law. By Next Phase Legal LLC.

http://nextphaselegal.com/blog/
  • Aug 13

    Child Support Modification

    Child Support Modification
    To Maura, it seemed like her ex-husband tried to lower his child support payments whenever the weather changed; and when he did pay, he was usually late. Maura divorced Carl two years ago but just received his fourth Complaint for…
  • Aug 13

    Mediation Leads to Success for Parent

    Mediation Leads to Success for Parent
    Sarah and Mark had three kids – all under the age of 11. Despite counseling, their 16-year relationship had deteriorated over the years. Neither parent wanted to want to expose the children to the frequent arguing, so they agreed it was…
  • Aug 13

    Collaborative Divorce

    Collaborative Divorce
    Cheryl was married to Paul for over 28 years. Two years ago while in Las Vegas for a conference, Paul was arrested in a prostitution sting. Much to Paul’s disappointment, what happened in Vegas did not stay in Vegas. Since the incident,…
Rank this Week: 2633

Chicago Family Law Blog

Chicago Family Law Blog

Covers child custody, child support, divorce and property division. By Alan Pearlman.

http://www.chicagofamilylawblog.com/
  • Aug 13

    DOMA Defines "Marriage" as Union of Man and Woman

    DOMA Defines "Marriage" as Union of Man and Woman
     The federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was signed into law by President Clinton on September 21, 1996. DOMA defines “marriage” to consist exclusively as a heterosexual union of a man and a woman. Further, DOMA directs…
  • Aug 13

    The Right to Sue Family Member

    The Right to Sue Family Member
    Over the years, intra-family immunity from lawsuits against other family members developed; “parental immunity” and “spousal immunity.” Some have suggested that these immunities were part of a body of rules that…
  • Aug 11

    Spousal Rights Regarding Personal Injury Award

    Spousal Rights Regarding Personal Injury Award
    Upon termination of a marriage by divorce, one of the most difficult problems is often division of the couple’s real and personal property. Although there are considerable differences in the way states treat property acquired by spouses…
Rank this Week: 2071

Freed Marcroft Blog

Freed Marcroft Blog

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

http://freedmarcroft.com/category/blog/
  • Aug 13

    Supplemental Needs Trusts for Special Family Member

    Supplemental Needs Trusts for Special Family Member
    One major concern for families who have a family member with special needs is what happens to that person when his or her primary caregiver or advocate, often a parent or family member, passes away or is unable to continue as the primary…
  • Jun 18

    Training, Tax Credits and Loans for Connecticut Small Businesse

    Training, Tax Credits and Loans for Connecticut Small Businesse
    The Connecticut Department of Labor has announced that it is holding three Step Up Employers Conferences, all free of charge, to provide information to Connecticut employers interested in learning more about subsidized training and…
  • May 14

    Removal Proceedings Can Be Reopened In Same-Sex Marriage Case

    Removal Proceedings Can Be Reopened In Same-Sex Marriage Case
    Immigrants with a removal order are now eligible for relief based on their same-sex marriage to a U.S. citizen. At the April 10, 2014 American Immigration Lawyer’s Association/Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) liaison meeting,…
Rank this Week: 2017

RandyWallace

RandyWallace

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

http://randywallace.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 13

    Do children have a claim for alienation of affection?

    Do children have a claim for alienation of affection?
    The traditional law of alienation of affection cases is somewhat straight forward.   The tort of alienation of affections was recognized in Mississippi as early as 1926 in McRae v. Robinson, 145 Miss. 191, 110 So. 504 (1926). In Camp v.…
  • Jun 21

    Words that aren’t in the Constitution

    Words that aren’t in the Constitution
    Chris McDaniel is widely quoted as saying “The word ‘education’ is not in the Constitution. Because the word is not in the Constitution, it’s none of their business…”   This sounds interesting…
  • Jun 16

    A few funnies from the #MSSen race

    A few funnies from the #MSSen race
    Thad Cochran grew up doing “all kind of indecent things with animals.”  What?  You can’t be serious.  Cochran’s attempt at a joke was weird even for political standards.  Lesson for future…
Rank this Week: 2754

NJ Family Issues

NJ Family Issues

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

http://www.kostrolaw.com/NJFamilyIssues
  • Aug 13

    One egregious act of domestic violence may warrant the issuance of an FRO

    One egregious act of domestic violence may warrant the issuance of an FRO
    Law Lessons from J.B. v. K.B., App. Div., Docket No. A-1408-12T4, August 12, 2014: One egregious act of domestic violence may warrant the issuance of an FRO irrespective of whether there is history of violence between the parties. McGowan v.…
  • Aug 13

    Application for intervention as of right

    Application for intervention as of right
    Law Lessons from Cox v. Cox, App. Div., Docket No. A-5525-12T2, August 12, 2014: Rule 4:33-1 provides: Upon timely application anyone shall be permitted to intervene in an action if the applicant claims an interest relating to the property…
  • Aug 12

    For purposes of calculating alimony and child support awards, a trial court may impute income to one or both spouse

    For purposes of calculating alimony and child support awards, a trial court may impute income to one or both spouse
    Law Lessons from Villegas v. Villegas, App. Div., No. A-2516-11T2, August 11, 2014: For purposes of calculating alimony and child support awards, a trial court may impute income to one or both spouses. Mowery v. Mowery, 38 N.J. Super. 92,…
Rank this Week: 122

Mississippi Family Lawyer Blog

Mississippi Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.mississippifamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 12

    Equitable Distribution & Property Division in Mississippi

    Equitable Distribution & Property Division in Mississippi
    Along with custody disputes, the division of marital property is often a source of contention for many couples seeking divorce. Depending on the duration of the marriage, the amount of property acquired will fluctuate. But generally, the…
  • Aug 5

    The Two Paths of Divorce in Mississippi

    The Two Paths of Divorce in Mississippi
    Over the past decade, I have assisted hundreds of people with divorce and divorce-related issues in Mississippi. As we have briefly discussed in previous posts, there are two ways to obtain a divorce in the State of Mississippi: (1) an…
  • Jul 31

    Simply a Piece of a Larger Pie: The Weight of Adultery in Child Custody Determination

    Simply a Piece of a Larger Pie: The Weight of Adultery in Child Custody Determination
    If you are involved in a child custody dispute, it is important to be aware of what Mississippi courts look at when making custody determinations. One important question that often surfaces is whether adultery can disqualify a parent from…
Rank this Week: 3573

The Woodlands Divorce Attorney,…

The Woodlands Divorce Attorney, Conroe Divorce Attorney

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

http://thewoodlandsdivorce.com
  • Aug 12

    Federally Governed Life Insurance and Divorce

    Federally Governed Life Insurance and Divorce
    The final property division settlement in your Woodlands divorce case is the end of one part of your case, and the beginning of a very important next step. That step is to carry out the division of property described in Read More
  • Jun 24

    Pre-Marriage Stock Options and Separate Property

    Pre-Marriage Stock Options and Separate Property
    Last time we looked at how to determine which portion of a stock option grant is separate property when the stock option is granted during the marriage. There is a different law and formula for determining the separate property treatment …
  • Jun 5

    Are Stock Options and Restricted Stock Community Property?

    Are Stock Options and Restricted Stock Community Property?
    Your separate property receives special protection when it comes to dividing property during a Woodlands Divorce. As a result of that protection, it is important to correctly identify every piece of property you own as separate property or…
Rank this Week: 4766

All Family Law Group, P.A.

All Family Law Group, P.A.

Covers divorce, family law and bankruptcy.

http://www.familymaritallaw.blogspot.com
  • Aug 12

    Later in Life Divorce & Finance

    Later in Life Divorce & Finance
    America’s divorce rate might be on the decline for most age groups, but amongst one group it’s hitting record highs. Who’s behind the spike? Baby boomers. The divorce rate for the over-50 crowd has more than tripled in the past 20…
  • Aug 10

    Til Death Do Us Part, Whether We Like It Or Not: Same Sex Divorce in Florida

    Til Death Do Us Part, Whether We Like It Or Not: Same Sex Divorce in Florida
    In March, a Tampa-area couple made headlines when they filed for a divorce. What made their divorce so special? Their gender. The couple, both women, had been married in Massachusetts years before. When they decided to end their union, they…
  • Aug 2

    You Keep the Car - I Want the Cat: Divorce in Florida

    You Keep the Car - I Want the Cat: Divorce in Florida
    Divorcing couples may expect a fight over who gets the car, the house, or custody of the kids–but do they expect a fight over Fido? With more and more Americans viewing their fluffy friends as family members, it should come as no…
Rank this Week: 3817

Baum Law Offices

Baum Law Offices

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

http://baumlawoffices.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Jun 4

    Reckless Endangerment in Maryland

    Reckless Endangerment in Maryland
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland.Maryland defines the crime of Reckless Endangerment under § 3-204 of Title 3 of its…
Rank this Week: 2729

Riverside County Family Law Blog

Riverside County Family Law Blog

Covers move away rights, obtaining or defending support applications and enforcing support orders, characterizing and dividing community property, and custody and visitation rights. By Thurman W. Arnold III.

http://www.thurmanarnold.com/Blog/Recent-Blog-Posts/RSS.xml
Rank this Week: 1093

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/
Rank this Week: 1692

Minnesota Divorce Blog

Minnesota Divorce Blog

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

http://mankatofamilylaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 11

    Is Mediation Required In Divorce Case

    Is Mediation Required In Divorce Case
    The post Is Mediation Required In Divorce Cases appeared first on Family Law Attorneys in Minnesota.
  • Jul 29

    Question: What Can You Do If Your Spouse Doesn’t Agree To 50/50 Custody?

    Question: What Can You Do If Your Spouse Doesn’t Agree To 50/50 Custody?
    YouTube So… what can you do if your spouse doesn’t agree to 50/50 custody?  First, if we’re going to talk about custody we have to understand that there are two types of custody in Minnesota, legal custody and physical…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 3695

Divorce Field

Divorce Field

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

http://divorcefield.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Jul 25

    Orders Are Not Magic Wand

    Orders Are Not Magic Wand
    This issue has been popping up a lot lately with my clients, clinic clients and in talks with other attorneys.   So I thought I would write about it in so I can just print it off and save my vocal cords.   If you are involved…
  • Jun 9

    The Power of Two

    The Power of Two
    One night at clinic, I was chatting with a client and I realized how much in family law revolves around the number 2.   Which makes sense.   In family law, you are taking 1 family and splitting it into 2.   Fortunately, that is…
Rank this Week: 3658

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/
  • Aug 11

    Argentina Looking at Bankruptcy after Another Default

    Argentina Looking at Bankruptcy after Another Default
    On July 30, 2014, a court-appointed mediator representing Argentina told the press that the country would be defaulting on debts for a second time. “Imminently…in default” on nearly $20 billion of obligations. This happened…
  • Jul 28

    Energy Future Holdings Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    Energy Future Holdings Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
    Dallas-based Energy Future Holdings, a Dallas-Based company, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after coming to a deal with its creditors. The petition was filed in Delaware. The deal calls for the company to dissolve its retail arms and…
  • 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 ……
Rank this Week: 3264

Alabama Criminal and Family Lawyer…

Alabama Criminal and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers family and criminal law. By Skier & Associates.

http://www.alabamacriminalandfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Apr 25

    Basic Facts About Child Custody Modification

    Basic Facts About Child Custody Modification
    Often, divorced parents become dissatisfied with custody arrangements that are put in place by their divorce court years after the order was entered. Whether one parent feels that the other parent is not keeping up their end of parental…
Rank this Week: 2753

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.santarosafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • 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.…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3594

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois divorce law. From Michael Roe.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 7

    Kane County Divorce: Co-Parenting Strategie

    Kane County Divorce: Co-Parenting Strategie
    In my practice there are many cases where a co-parenting outcome is not appropriate. Behavioral issues, parenting deficits, or mental health issues require that the fit and healthy parent be awarded the primary custody of the minor children,…
  • 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...
Rank this Week: 2902