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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/
  • Nov 23

    Does Massachusetts have a remedy for revenge porn?

    Does Massachusetts have a remedy for revenge porn?
    For many people, sending a naked picture of yourself to someone is an act of commitment. It shows the degree of affection and trust by sending a picture showing oneself in their most vulnerable exposure. Yet this act of trust can become a…
  • Nov 1

    In Massachusetts, the odor of marijuana is the same as the odor of alcohol.

    In Massachusetts, the odor of marijuana is the same as the odor of alcohol.
    In 2008 Massachusetts decriminalized possession of one ounce or less of marijuana. Possession of more than one ounce is still a crime. Needless to say, it is not an unusual occurance for police to encounter automobiles with the smell of…
  • Oct 18

    Is sexting naked pictures distribution of pornography?

    Is sexting naked pictures distribution of pornography?
    From time to time I hear stories of the prosecution of teenagers for possession and distribution of child pornography as a result of sending or re-sending pictures through text messaging. Typically, these stories involve a young teenager who…
Rank this Week: 3506

Fathers' Rights

Fathers' Rights

Educates fathers going through divorce and custody cases on how to preserve their rights and maintain healthy relationships with their children. By Regina I. Edwards.

http://georgiafathersrights.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 23

    Custodial Parents Moving Away

    Custodial Parents Moving Away
    Custodial Parents Moving AwayAfter a divorce or a custody battle, it is not uncommon for one of the ex-spouses to choose to move away from the place where the couple made their home.  Whether the reason is to be closer to family or to…
  • Oct 28

    What Does a Paternity Determination Mean?

    What Does a Paternity Determination Mean?
    What Does a Paternity Determination Mean?Determining paternity means determining the identify of the biological father of a specific child for purposes of the law.  It is a process that decides who fathered the child and should therefore…
  • Aug 20

    Divorce is increasing, not decreasing, says new study

    Divorce is increasing, not decreasing, says new study
    Divorce is increasing, not decreasing, says new studyA new study sheds some light on the U.S. divorce rate, and what has really been going on over the past few decades. It was thought that the divorce rate was decreasing since the 1970s, but…
Rank this Week: 1939

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/
  • Nov 23

    Improving the “cooperation” factor

    Improving the “cooperation” factor
    In many states, cooperativeness on the part of both parties is a precondition to a judicial award of joint custody. The rationale for this requirement is that ordering people to reach joint decisions will be an exercise in futility if they…
  • Nov 16

    The “Stability” Factor in Custody Decisions: Time for a Clearer Definition

    The “Stability” Factor in Custody Decisions: Time for a Clearer Definition
      In addition to amending the language of “best interest” factors to remove gender bias, it may  be useful to consider adding clarifying language to existing factors to provide better guidance to the courts that are…
  • Nov 8

    Removing gender bias from the definition of caregiving

    Removing gender bias from the definition of caregiving
    Although a statute may direct courts to avoid resting custody decisions on a single “best interest” factor to the exclusion of others, in practice many judges tend to assign greater weight to the “primary caregiver”…
Rank this Week: 2635

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
  • Nov 23

    It only took forty-five day

    It only took forty-five day
    When, on October 6, 2014, in Rainey v. Bostic, 135 S.Ct. 286 (2014), the United States Supreme Court denied Virginia’s petition for certiorari in Bostic v. Schaefer, 760 F. 3d 352 (4th Cir. 2014), I predicted “it is only a…
  • Nov 23

    Litigating child custody does not, by itself, create personal jurisdiction for child support

    Litigating child custody does not, by itself, create personal jurisdiction for child support
    Due to an increasingly mobile society, child custody litigation often moves to different states over a child’s minority. When both parents and the child no longer live in the state that issued the most recent child support order, or…
  • Oct 10

    On the wrong side of history again

    On the wrong side of history again
    Bowing to the inevitable, North Carolina has authorized same sex marriage, leaving South Carolina the last remaining state of the Fourth Circuit to bar such marriages. Today U.S. District Judge Max Cogburn of Asheville struck down the…
Rank this Week: 683

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/
  • Nov 23

    Defense of Assault Allegations in the Law Division: Protections Provided by the Appellate Division

    Defense of Assault Allegations in the Law Division: Protections Provided by the Appellate Division
    In a recent published decision from the Appellate Division, L.T. v. F.M., the Court differentiated between the standards of proof associated with an domestic violence action in the Family Part and a civil action in the Law Division.  The…
  • Nov 17

    To Serve or Not To Serve (A Divorce Complaint)

    To Serve or Not To Serve (A Divorce Complaint)
    Prolific jurist, Honorable Lawrence R. Jones, J.S.C. in the family part in Ocean County, New Jersey, issued another published decision in the matter of J.C. v. M.C., decided on November 6, 2014.  This time, Judge Jones addressed the…
  • Nov 6

    What Lesson Can the Midterm Election Results Teach About Settling Divorce Cases?

    What Lesson Can the Midterm Election Results Teach About Settling Divorce Cases?
    Thomas Jefferson opined in his “Retirement Papers” that, “[G]overnment governs best that governs least”. It was a wise observation in the time of the patriots that established this great nation and has significant…
Rank this Week: 3240

Divorce Field

Divorce Field

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

http://divorcefield.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 23

    Fun with Twitter -- Henry VII

    Fun with Twitter -- Henry VII
    As many of you know, I have a twitter account (eplayer).   It's supposed to be about family law, but let's fact it, a vast majority of my tweets are about football.   It happens.   I also enjoy following fictional accounts.…
  • Oct 30

    Timing is Everything

    Timing is Everything
    Last post I wrote about how long the process can take.   Now I am going to talk about deadlines to do some of those things in the process.    Because if you miss a deadline, you can be out of luck.   SOL does not just…
  • Oct 20

    A Whole Lot of Process Going On

    A Whole Lot of Process Going On
    The most common question I get (after how much can I get in child support) is "How long does this take."   The answer does not make people happy.   Court processes are not quick things.   The court wants to make sure everyone…
Rank this Week: 3602

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/
  • Nov 22

    Domestic Violence in Alabama: “Enough is Enough”

    Domestic Violence in Alabama: “Enough is Enough”
    Domestic violence is a criminal matter. However, when a domestic violence victim seeks divorce, it is also necessary to consult with an experienced family law attorney. Women (and, to a lesser extent, men), throughout Alabama have suffered…
  • Nov 11

    Birmingham Divorce Challenges for Couples Over 50

    Birmingham Divorce Challenges for Couples Over 50
    The personal, financial and emotional stresses of divorce are never easy, regardless of age. For couples facing retirement, whose children have already left the home, the stakes can be even higher. Divorcing couples who are over the age of 50…
  • Nov 5

    Costly Engagement Rings Linked to Higher Divorce Rate

    Costly Engagement Rings Linked to Higher Divorce Rate
    With the rates of divorce hovering around 50 percent, researchers are often analyzing certain patterns and factors that can determine what will make the marriage last. Conversely, they will also look at certain common denominators in what can…
Rank this Week: 1597

Long Island Family Law and…

Long Island Family Law and Mediation Blog

Covers family law and mediation. By Law Office Of Darren M. Shapiro.

http://www.longislandfamilylawandmediation.com/
  • Nov 21

    When Does Equitable Distribution Mean Equal or Unequal in New York Divorces?

    When Does Equitable Distribution Mean Equal or Unequal in New York Divorces?
    Marital assets, and debt, in New York generally are things that are acquired during the marriage that does not fall under the exception of separate property.  Separate property, in general are things that a spouse entered the marriage…
  • Nov 13

    Can an order of protection be a part of a custody case?

    Can an order of protection be a part of a custody case?
    Orders of protection can be issued by either the Family Court or the Supreme Court as part of a child custody case or divorce in New York. My previous blog articles concerning orders of protection in family law matters focused on the most…
  • Nov 7

    Can a Judgment of Divorce be vacated?

    Can a Judgment of Divorce be vacated?
    I have previously discussed modifications of judgments of divorce. As a reminder, a modification does not erase the order that was made, but if there is an adequate change of circumstances under the law, a party to the case can change the…
Rank this Week: 2765

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

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

http://www.lawfirmrbs.com/blog/
  • Nov 21

    RBS CLE on December 5, 2014: The Life of a Lawsuit: Issues in the Six Phases of a Civil Action

    RBS CLE on December 5, 2014: The Life of a Lawsuit: Issues in the Six Phases of a Civil Action
    Need some CLE hours before the end of the year? On December 5, 2014, beginning at 8:40 am, RBS will host a Greensboro CLE on “The Life of a Lawsuit: Issues in the Six Phases of a Civil Action from Case Assessment through Executing on a…
  • Nov 12

    Hot Legal Topics in HOA & Condo Community Management

    Hot Legal Topics in HOA & Condo Community Management
    On Wednesday, December 3 from 11:30 am-2 pm I’ll be speaking on “Hot Legal Topics in Community Management” at the Charlotte Lunch ‘n Learn of the NC Chapter of the Community Associations Institute.  The…
  • Nov 6

    You’re Ready to File A Lawsuit … But Where Do You Begin?

    You’re Ready to File A Lawsuit … But Where Do You Begin?
    Once you have decided you want or need to file a lawsuit, one of the most important decisions you must make is where to file your case.  This decision will have a significant impact on the type of relief you may be able to obtain…
Rank this Week: 2685

Family-In-Law

Family-In-Law

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

http://family-in-law.com/
  • Nov 21

    Losing Interest (Case Law Round-Up 11/17/14 and 10/20/14)

    Losing Interest (Case Law Round-Up 11/17/14 and 10/20/14)
    For those who have missed the Round-Up, blame the Court of Appeals.  It seems their mediation program is working well, and the last several weeks ... The post Losing Interest (Case Law Round-Up 11/17/14 and 10/20/14) appeared first on…
  • Nov 19

    On the Meaning of Primary Residence: Some Thoughts On Suleski v. Rupe

    On the Meaning of Primary Residence: Some Thoughts On Suleski v. Rupe
    Okay, okay.  So I’ve been procrastinating covering Suleski vs. Rupe for a few weeks now.  But in my defense, I’ve been struggling with the best angle ... The post On the Meaning of Primary Residence: Some Thoughts…
  • Nov 18

    5 Lessons We Can All Learn from Harold Hamm’s Divorce

    5 Lessons We Can All Learn from Harold Hamm’s Divorce
    I generally try to avoid the voyeuristic rubber-necking of celebrity divorce-gossip.  But after making my way through the 80-page Order issued last week in the ... The post 5 Lessons We Can All Learn from Harold Hamm’s Divorce…
Rank this Week: 2672

electronic divorce attorney

electronic divorce attorney

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

http://electronicdivorceattorney.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    Unfounded CPS Complaints Lead to Loss of Custody

    Unfounded CPS Complaints Lead to Loss of Custody
    We have seen this movie at our law firm on a few occasions.  A maladjusted parent attempts to enlist the machinery of the state in a bid to gain custody by making false or trumped-up allegations of abuse against the other spouse or…
  • Oct 18

    Senate Bill Prevents Lawyers From Soliciting in Newly Filed Divorce

    Senate Bill Prevents Lawyers From Soliciting in Newly Filed Divorce
    We lawyers are not supposed to be soliciting anyway, as it is expressly prohibited in the Rules of Professional Conduct.  But over the years, a small group of divorce lawyers, unable to get clients any other way, send solicitation…
  • Sep 26

    Active Military Duty Mom Loses Custody via Court of Appeal

    Active Military Duty Mom Loses Custody via Court of Appeal
    Here is a tough choice: to serve your country through military service, or to continue being the primary care provider for your preschooler.  That is the decision a Wayne County mother had to make recently as she contemplated her options…
Rank this Week: 4883

Mississippi Family Lawyer Blog

Mississippi Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.mississippifamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 20

    Divorce, Family Law, and Chancery Courts in Mississippi

    Divorce, Family Law, and Chancery Courts in Mississippi
    The vast majority of my law practice involves divorce and family law matters in Mississippi. As a result, a lot of the work I perform goes through the Mississippi chancery courts, rather than state circuit courts. When I tell many of my…
  • Nov 13

    Conversion of Separate Property to Marital Property: The "Family Use" Doctrine in Mississippi

    Conversion of Separate Property to Marital Property: The "Family Use" Doctrine in Mississippi
    In most divorces, there is almost always some sort of property dispute--insofar as it relates to classifying marital and separate property for the purpose of property division. Depending on the asset(s) at issue, these disputes can be very…
  • Nov 10

    Easier Said than Done: Proving Adultery in Mississippi Divorce

    Easier Said than Done: Proving Adultery in Mississippi Divorce
    Adultery is one of the most utilized grounds for divorce. As unfortunate as it may sound, many spouses commit adultery. There are countless psycho-social studies and surveys aimed at figuring out "why" spouses engage in adulterous activity.…
Rank this Week: 3661

Family Law Guy

Family Law Guy

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

http://familylawguy.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 19

    Spend More Time talking About The Relationship, and Less Money on the Ring, the Wedding (and the Divorce?)

    Spend More Time talking About The Relationship, and Less Money on the Ring, the Wedding (and the Divorce?)
    An Emory University study suggests that there is an inverse correlation between the amount a couple spends on the engagement ring and the wedding, and the chance that the marriage will last.  I have my own theories about why this correlation…
  • Oct 1

    "Conscious Coupling" What Is Marriage Supposed To Do? Does It Still Do It?

    "Conscious Coupling" What Is Marriage Supposed To Do? Does It Still Do It?
    One of the recurring themes of this blog has been "Why do people get married?  What will help then accomplish whatever it is they want to accomplish by marrying?" It appears that the number of Americans, over-all, who believe that…
  • Sep 23

    Gambling Winnings and Child Support

    Gambling Winnings and Child Support
        Ohio has no implemented an intercept program so that winners at the four casinos in Ohio may trigger data base checks.  If the winner wins $1,200 or more from slot machines, $5,000 or more from table games or $600 or more from…
Rank this Week: 2461

Pennsylvania Family Law

Pennsylvania Family Law

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

http://pafamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Nov 19

    ALL IN THE FAMILY: SUING MOM AND DAD FOR COLLEGE

    ALL IN THE FAMILY: SUING MOM AND DAD FOR COLLEGE
    College support is back in the news as a young woman resident in New Jersey has sued her parents to contribute to her undergraduate education at Philadelphia’s Temple University.  The case brings us to revisit the question of how…
  • Nov 19

    NOVEMBER IS NATIONAL ADOPTION MONTH

    NOVEMBER IS NATIONAL ADOPTION MONTH
    Leslie Spoltore, one of our partners in our Wilmington office, posted President Barack Obama’s proclamation making November National Adoption Month. Family law is an area which often deals with difficult issues and outcomes where…
  • Nov 12

    THE CHALLENGE OF DUELING JURISDICTIONS IN CHILD CUSTODY CASES

    THE CHALLENGE OF DUELING JURISDICTIONS IN CHILD CUSTODY CASES
    A recent published decision issued on November 7 addressed the question of how a Pennsylvania Court is to act when a Court of another state refuses to relinquish jurisdiction.  The facts are absorbing to say the least. Mother and Father…
Rank this Week: 1016

Orange County Criminal Attorneys…

Orange County Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers criminal justice, family law and Orange County DWI news. By Lauren Johnson, Attorney At Law

http://www.orangecountycriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Nov 19

    California’s Proposition 47, Felonies, and Orange County Court

    California’s Proposition 47, Felonies, and Orange County Court
    Finally, the problem of overcrowding in prisons is beginning to be alleviated. Thanks to California voters, Proposition 47 was passed on November 4th, 2014. This not only begins a process that will lead to less crowded prisons due…
  • May 1

    Criminal Conviction For Drug Possession Overturned Because DNA Evidence Too Weak

    Criminal Conviction For Drug Possession Overturned Because DNA Evidence Too Weak
    According to SF Gate, a San Francisco man named Gale Joseph Young was recently freed from prison after the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal determined the DNA evidence against Young was too week to sustain the conviction. After serving six years…
  • Dec 23

    The Dos and Don'ts of Medical Marijuana Cultivation in California

    The Dos and Don'ts of Medical Marijuana Cultivation in California
    Despite the legalization of growing medical marijuana in California in 1996, it still remains illegal under federal law to grow, sell, or use the drug. Those who do grow within the state's regulations do not usually find any problems with the…
Rank this Week: 3652

California Divorce Blawg

California Divorce Blawg

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

http://www.hardinglaw.com/blog
  • Nov 19

    Be Wary Ye Paternity Payor Who Returns To The Family

    Be Wary Ye Paternity Payor Who Returns To The Family
    When a published opinion starts with “family law is not getting any easier” in the first paragraph and “the question is of first impression in California”in the second paragraph you know something big is about to…
  • Nov 11

    Interpreting Court Order

    Interpreting Court Order
    An unpublished opinion out of San Diego County gives an intriguing analysis of interpreting the language in family law court orders that could be considered ambiguous. Denny and Catherine got divorced in 2009. The court ordered Denny to pay…
  • Oct 31

    Dem Cat

    Dem Cat
    If you come by to visit us at our Pleasanton office you are going to see a lot of cats around the property. Well, not a lot, but four or five. Turns out we have become home base for a colony of feral cats. The pictures you see are of some of…
Rank this Week: 711

Brownn Family Law

Brownn Family Law

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

http://www.mnfamilylawblog.com/
  • Nov 19

    The Latest Family Law ADR Trend: Moderated Settlement Conference

    The Latest Family Law ADR Trend: Moderated Settlement Conference
    Moderated settlement conferences have become a bit of a trend in Minnesota, creating an easier, and more affordable way to resolve a divorce. Many family court judges are encouraging litigants to engage in this form of alternative…
  • Nov 3

    The Law on Annulment v. Divorce in Minnesota

    The Law on Annulment v. Divorce in Minnesota
    The two ways to end a marriage, voluntarily, are annulment and divorce. An annulment is the legal procedure that treats a marriage as if it never existed. It is legally erased. A divorce, however, is the legal dissolution of the marriage.…
  • Oct 27

    The Rights of Unwed Fathers in Minnesota

    The Rights of Unwed Fathers in Minnesota
    You may wonder what happens if you are an unwed father to a newborn. Being a father means, naturally, taking on responsibility for your child, and making sure that you do what’s best for him or her. But what rights do you…
Rank this Week: 351

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/
  • Nov 18

    Maryland 20/20 symposium

    Maryland 20/20 symposium
    On October 31st, the Maryland Professionalism Center, Inc. hosted a symposium on the future of law practice in Maryland. There have been so many changes just in the eleven years that I have been practicing law: the rise of electronic...
  • Nov 11

    Veteran's Day Topic

    Veteran's Day Topic
    Divorce and custody issues can be quite complicated when one or both of the parties is a servicemember. For example, if one receives military orders overseas, it may necessitate a change in custody or visitation. While you are serving…
  • Nov 4

    Don't forget to vote

    Don't forget to vote
    If you haven't already taken advantage of early voting, remember to go to the polls today! Take your children with you, so they can observe the process and see that it's a priority to you. Kids love to get an...
Rank this Week: 2581

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Kollias & Giese.

http://www.dupagecountydivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 18

    Are Bonuses, Sick Days, and Stock Options Considered Marital Property in Illinois?

    Are Bonuses, Sick Days, and Stock Options Considered Marital Property in Illinois?
    Brad is a financial manager with Big Business USA. He earns an annual salary, and doesn’t have an employment contract. However, his employer does give him the opportunity to receive an annual bonus, based on the company’s…
  • Nov 3

    In Illinois, a Noncustodial Parent May Be Entitled to Receive Child Support

    In Illinois, a Noncustodial Parent May Be Entitled to Receive Child Support
    Yes, you read that correctly. In Illinois, under certain circumstances, a noncustodial parent may be entitled to receive child support from the custodial parent.   In a divorce or parentage case, a court may either grant joint custody of…
  • Sep 30

    Are DuPage County Income Withholding Orders for Child Support Enforceable?

    Are DuPage County Income Withholding Orders for Child Support Enforceable?
    Income withholding notices issued to employers are the most common way child support orders are enforced. When everything works as it should, employers dutifully obey such notices, withhold child support from the employee’s pay, and…
Rank this Week: 2890

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

Covers adoption, family law, surrogacy and mediation. By Harden Jackson LLC.

http://www.indianafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 18

    Indiana's Third Information & Awareness Adoption Fair

    Indiana's Third Information & Awareness Adoption Fair
    Attorney Michele Jackson, who serves on the Governor's Adoption Committee, is among other Adoption professionals, adoptive parents and adoptees who attended Indiana's Third Information and Awareness Adoption Fair. The fair provided education…
  • Sep 19

    MICHELE JACKSON NAMED FINALIST FOR INDY'S BEST AND BRIGHTEST AWARD

    MICHELE JACKSON NAMED FINALIST FOR INDY'S BEST AND BRIGHTEST AWARD
    For the second year in a row, attorney Michele Jackson has been selected as a finalist for the annual Indy's Best and Brightest award ceremony created by Junior Achievement. The event will honor 100 of central Indiana's most outstanding…
  • Sep 11

    Attorney Christine Douglas volunteers at Mediation Day

    Attorney Christine Douglas volunteers at Mediation Day
    Attorney Christine Douglas will be volunteering with the IndyBar Alternative Dispute Resolution division at the 5th annual Mediation Day on Friday, September 26th. Mediation Day provides a service to the courts and community by volunteering…
Rank this Week: 1674

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/
  • Nov 18

    Carr-MacArthur v. Carr - On Mental Health and Child Custody

    Carr-MacArthur v. Carr - On Mental Health and Child Custody
    Mental illness does not carry the same stigma it did even just a few decades ago. This has brought many conditions to light that may have otherwise been hidden, and allowed for better treatment plans with greater family support. However, in…
  • Nov 3

    Indiana Appeals Court Affirms Adoption Ruling

    Indiana Appeals Court Affirms Adoption Ruling
    While Indiana family law courts strive to make the adoption process and transition as seamless as possible for children and their families, inevitably, there are going to be bumps in the road. This is especially true when the adoption is in…
  • Oct 20

    Bogner v. Bogner - Indiana Appeals Court Weighs Child Support Change

    Bogner v. Bogner - Indiana Appeals Court Weighs Child Support Change
    Changes in Indiana child support payments are only going to be made in circumstances where the court has held there has been a substantial change in condition and it's in the best interest of the child or children involved. Deviation from…
Rank this Week: 631

New York Divorce Report

New York Divorce Report

Covers child custody, child support, divorce, equitable distribution, marriage, spousal maintenance, and visitation. By Daniel E. Clement.

http://divorce.clementlaw.com/
  • Nov 17

    Dog Divorce Tug of Wars: Preventable By a Pup-Nup

    Dog Divorce Tug of Wars: Preventable By a Pup-Nup
    With growing frequency, couples are fighting for custody of their cats and dogs when they divorce. Like all litigated matters, a pet custody case can be expensive and contentious. Recent New York courts have ruled that pet custody divorce…
  • Nov 5

    Service by Social Networking: Can You Be Served Through Facebook?

    Service by Social Networking: Can You Be Served Through Facebook?
    The next time you check into Facebook, you may get more than a “Like” from one of your friends, you could be served with legal papers. Recently, a New York judge authorized service of legal papers through Facebook in a family law…
  • Oct 29

    A Torn Up Pre Nup Is Still Valid

    A Torn Up Pre Nup Is Still Valid
    A pre-nuptial agreement torn in pieces and thrown off the honeymoon cruise ship is enforceable so ruled a Brooklyn judge. In a rather unusual case, as detailed in the New York Post  the couple entered in a pre-nuptial agreement…
Rank this Week: 599

Farzad Family Law Blawg

Farzad Family Law Blawg

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

http://www.farzadlaw.com/family-law-articles/
  • Nov 17

    Divorce Advice for High Networth Individual

    Divorce Advice for High Networth Individual
    Divorce advice for high networth individuals comes best from one place – an in person legal strategy session with a smart and experienced attorney who has a dedicated law practice to family law. It just so happens that’s exactly…
  • Oct 29

    How to Protect Your Child From a Narcissistic Father or Mother?

    How to Protect Your Child From a Narcissistic Father or Mother?
    How to protect your child from a narcissistic father or mother starts with understanding what drives such personality types to do what they do. We have written in the past about the subject of divorcing a narcissist for women and for…
  • Oct 10

    Lying on Income and Expense Declaration Forms – Why is it Done and How do You Prove it?

    Lying on Income and Expense Declaration Forms – Why is it Done and How do You Prove it?
    Lying on income and expense declaration forms in a divorce, child support or spousal support case is one of the dumbest things a spouse or parent can do. Those who do it and do so willfully seem to believe that they will get away with…
Rank this Week: 3057

Main Line Pennsylvania Family Law…

Main Line Pennsylvania Family Law Blog

By Bookspan Family Law Associates, LLC.

http://www.mainlinepafamilylawblog.com/
  • Nov 17

    Do We Need Lawyers If We Do Mediation?

    Do We Need Lawyers If We Do Mediation?
    Do we need lawyers if we are doing mediation? Isn't that redundant? Tihis is a question we are asked frequently. Or sometimes our office receives calls, where a party asks will the Mediator answer our legal questions? This…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3888

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/
  • Nov 17

    ‘Gray Divorce’ Rates Are on the Rise

    ‘Gray Divorce’ Rates Are on the Rise
    The U.S. continues to hold the highest divorce rate out of any other country with an estimated 45% of unions expected to end in divorce, according to a study released last month. And while this rate has remained relatively steady for the past…
  • Nov 3

    Teens Join State Lawmakers in Efforts to Reduce Suicide Rate among Young Adult

    Teens Join State Lawmakers in Efforts to Reduce Suicide Rate among Young Adult
    Although New Jersey ranks among the three states to claim the lowest suicide rate, suicide does remain a serious issue that has been attracting a lot of attention lately. Among the groups working to increase awareness of this growing problem…
  • Oct 20

    Custodial Grandparents Can Take Steps to Formalize Relationships with Their Grandchildren

    Custodial Grandparents Can Take Steps to Formalize Relationships with Their Grandchildren
    A recent Woman’s Day magazine article discussed “grandfamilies” or households in which grandparents fill the role of parent for their grandchildren and how these situations are becoming more common. The article cited a…
Rank this Week: 3093

Divorce Online Blog

Divorce Online Blog

News about divorce and family law.

http://www.divorce-online.co.uk/blog/
  • Nov 17

    One in thirty divorcees admit to sleeping with their ex

    One in thirty divorcees admit to sleeping with their ex
    One in five divorcees in England and Wales wish they had never got divorced from their ex and 1 in 30 admit to having slept with their ex after the divorce had been finalised according to a  study of 2,500… The post One in thirty…
  • Nov 4

    Adultery as the reason for divorce

    Adultery as the reason for divorce
    Adultery as a reason for divorce, alongside unreasonable behaviour is one of the most popular grounds for divorce in England and Wales. Adultery is defined as your spouse has had sexual intercourse with a member of the opposite sex…
  • Oct 24

    How to file your own divorce

    How to file your own divorce
    Going through a divorce is an extremely difficult time that takes a great toll on everyone involved in the relationship. From children to finances and belongings, many arrangements need to be made before you even contemplate filing for a…
Rank this Week: 3079

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
  • Nov 16

    Making Persuasive Arguments: Using LEGAL MAXIMS In Family Law Case

    Making Persuasive Arguments: Using LEGAL MAXIMS In Family Law Case
    Legal Maxims: The More Human Puzzles Change, the More They Remain the Same! Author: Michael C. Peterson, Esq. Introduction This week's focus on the European Space Agency's Rosetta Mission dramatically reminds us that human beings are…
  • Nov 15

    Announcing The Enlightened Divorce Blog Roster of TOP CALIFORNIA FAMILY LAWYERS!

    Announcing The Enlightened Divorce Blog Roster of TOP CALIFORNIA FAMILY LAWYERS!
    Announcing The Enlightened Divorce Blog™ Roster of California's Top Family Law Attorneys! We are amazed and grateful that the Enlightened Divorce Blog™ is about to enter its sixth year as one of the top Internet sources of free…
  • Oct 26

    I've FIRED MY ATTORNEY But She Won't Release My FILES - What Should I do?

    I've FIRED MY ATTORNEY But She Won't Release My FILES - What Should I do?
    Q. I want to fire my divorce attorney. She claims I owe her money for legal services, but I don't feel I owe her because I was double billed for some items, and she is actually charging me 4 hours of time for supposedly writing the…
Rank this Week: 4888

Llabona Law Blog

Llabona Law Blog

Covers Florida family law issues.

http://www.llabona.com/blog/
  • Nov 16

    Financial Tips for Divorcing Couple

    Financial Tips for Divorcing Couple
    Divorce is a hugely significant moment in a person’s life. It quite literally sets the stage for the entire second part of an individual’s life. Families split or form lines, property is divided, houses are moved out of, and…
  • Nov 9

    Shooting Your Wedding Dress After a Divorce?

    Shooting Your Wedding Dress After a Divorce?
    So your divorce is finalized, and you’re on your way out of the courtroom. Do you head home and relax, getting your bearings on your newly-single life, or do you drive out to a gun range to shoot some automatic weapons before heading to…
  • Nov 2

    Rothstein Divorce Postponed Due to Prison Complication

    Rothstein Divorce Postponed Due to Prison Complication
    It looks like Kim Rothstein, who spent most of her marriage away from her Ponzi-scheming husband Scott, is facing some delays in breaking free and getting her name (literally) restored. Anyone who has been following Florida news in the past…
Rank this Week: 3961

Divorce Law Journal

Divorce Law Journal

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

http://louisvilledivorce.typepad.com/info/
  • Nov 14

    Ky Published Family Law Opinion from Court of Appeals Today

    Ky Published Family Law Opinion from Court of Appeals Today
    Lambe v. Weber The Appellate Court first addresses maintenance, holding that income should not be imputed to a spouse when her underemployment is not voluntary. In this case, the child’s medical needs prevented the mother from working.…
  • Oct 24

    Published UCCJEA Opinion from Ky Court of Appeals Today

    Published UCCJEA Opinion from Ky Court of Appeals Today
    Danaher v. Hopkins Trial court's denial of petition to register a foreign custody judgment was affirmed. A court must enforce a foreign judgment only when the issuing state had jurisdiciton under the UCCJEA. Because North Carolina did not…
  • Oct 24

    Published Opinion from Ky Court of Appeals Today: Order requiring mother to have a passport issued for child affirmed

    Published Opinion from Ky Court of Appeals Today: Order requiring mother to have a passport issued for child affirmed
    Benton v. Sottingeanu An order requiring a parent to obtain a passpot for a child does not require specific findings of fact where no modification of parenting time is made. The court must consider the child's best interests. Federal law…
Rank this Week: 290

Lee's Divorce & Family Law…

Lee's Divorce & Family Law Blog

Covers divorces in Alabama. By Lee Borden.

http://divorceinfo.com/blog
  • Nov 14

    What Does It Mean that Alabama’s Parenting Statutes Rate a “D”?

    What Does It Mean that Alabama’s Parenting Statutes Rate a “D”?
    This one’s obviously designed to garner headlines, and it seems to be working. The ambitiously named National Parents Organization has issued “report cards” for the parenting statutes of each state, finding nearly half those…
  • Nov 3

    Spending Down Retirement During Separation

    Spending Down Retirement During Separation
    Now it seems every Alabama family lawyer will be advising his or her client to spend down that retirement account on family expenses during separation. //
  • Oct 30

    Play It Safe – Set Aside the Default

    Play It Safe – Set Aside the Default
    The lesson for trial judges in divorce is clear: when in doubt, set aside a default judgement if the defendant appears within a reasonable time, regardless of the 30 day deadline. //
Rank this Week: 2205

NJ Family Issues

NJ Family Issues

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

http://www.kostrolaw.com/NJFamilyIssues
Rank this Week: 133

Chicago Divorce Attorney

Chicago Divorce Attorney

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

http://wolkowitz.com/chicago-divorce-illinois-family-law-blog
  • Nov 13

    Child taken to Illinois? It’s a UCCJEA emergency!

    Child taken to Illinois? It’s a UCCJEA emergency!
    If your child has been taken from some other state to Illinois – without your permission – then you are likely experiencing a child custody emergency. That being the case, you will need a lawyer with expertise in the Uniform Child…
  • Sep 10

    FAQ: Depositions for divorce and child custody

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

    Who is the best QDRO lawyer in Illinois?

    Who is the best QDRO lawyer in Illinois?
    As a divorce lawyer in Illinois, I often have to deal with dividing retirement accounts as part of a divorce. Here’s the deal with dividing 401ks, pensions, and the like – it’s complicated.  Splitting 401ks and pension…
Rank this Week: 3403

Uncontested Divorce in Illinois

Uncontested Divorce in Illinois

By David Wolkowitz.

http://uncontesteddivorceinillinois.com/
  • Nov 12

    How is Property Divided in Divorce? FAQ

    How is Property Divided in Divorce? FAQ
    You ask: “How is property divided in an Illinois divorce?” If you are interested in an uncontested divorce in Illinois, maybe you wonder about how property is divided in a divorce in Illinois. In an Illinois divorce, the division…
  • Jun 14

    Divorce Mediation in Illinoi

    Divorce Mediation in Illinoi
    Most people that contact me for an uncontested divorce in Illinois do no need mediation because they have everything worked out. However, there are some people who don’t quite agree, but might be able to come to an agreement after…
  • May 1

    Waiting Periods for Divorce in Illinoi

    Waiting Periods for Divorce in Illinoi
    What is the waiting period for divorce in Illinois? As a Chicago divorce lawyer, I get this question a lot. Not surprisingly, many times people want to get divorced in Illinois as fast as possible. As a state in other articles, uncontested…
Rank this Week: 1759

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By John S. Yohanan.

http://www.bayareadivorceattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2901

A Child is Missing

A Child is Missing

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

http://joelbrandes.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 460

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/
  • Nov 11

    Settlement Pending in Detroit Bankruptcy Case

    Settlement Pending in Detroit Bankruptcy Case
    Judge Steven Rhodes began hearing final arguments on the Detroit bankruptcy case on October 27. At that time, the judge said he would deliver a decision on November 7 to either reject or approve the city’s plan. If that schedule…
  • Oct 28

    GT Advanced Technologies – Apple Sapphire Manufacturing Partner – Files Bankruptcy

    GT Advanced Technologies – Apple Sapphire Manufacturing Partner – Files Bankruptcy
    GT Advanced Technologies Inc. (GTAT) has filed for bankruptcy seeking Chapter 11 protection by the court. GTAT is a sapphire manufacturing company that recently received a huge pre-payment from the Apple corporation in the amount of $578…
  • Oct 5

    Bankruptcy Court Holds Secured Creditors Can Be “Crammed Down” With Below-Market Replacement Note

    Bankruptcy Court Holds Secured Creditors Can Be “Crammed Down” With Below-Market Replacement Note
    On 26 August, 2014, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York State’s Southern District held in the case of MPM Silicones, LLC that it was acceptable for secured creditors to be “crammed down” in chapter 11 bankruptcy plans…
Rank this Week: 3201

Tampa Divorce and Family Law

Tampa Divorce and Family Law

Covers Florida divorce and family law issues. By The Law Office of William S. Foley, P.A.

http://familylaw.tumblr.com/
  • Nov 11

    I got a restraining order against me!

    I got a restraining order against me!
    I got a restraining order against me!If you have a restraining order against you, you can rest easy as William S. Foley, PA is skilled and experienced in defending Domestic Violence Injunctions (Restraining Orders) in tampa and all over…
  • Nov 3

    When am I going to get to see my kids?

    When am I going to get to see my kids?
    When am I going to get to see my kids?Florida wants you to see your children (*unless there are some really extreme circumstances that make it to where you shouldn’t see them) so now it’s just a matter time for us to…
  • Oct 20

    25 posts! Boom!

    25 posts! Boom!
    25 posts! Boom!
Rank this Week: 1728

Givens Law Group Family Law Blog

Givens Law Group Family Law Blog

Covers all aspects of Family Law in Florida.

http://www.familylawfirmflorida.com/Blog_System/Recent_Blog_Posts/RSS.xml
  • Nov 11

    Privacy in a Family Law Case?

    Privacy in a Family Law Case?
    Family court case files are considered public records and are generally made available and accessible to the public. In family law cases involving property division or support, parties are required by the family law rules of procedure to…
  • Nov 7

    Parenting Plan

    Parenting Plan
    In a contested custody case, where a trial judge does not believe that either parent's proposed parenting plan is in the best interest of the child, should the trial judge have discretion to create their own timesharing schedule? A…
  • Nov 3

    Not So Fast - The Wrong Way to Relocate from Florida with a Child

    Not So Fast - The Wrong Way to Relocate from Florida with a Child
    Florida Statutes 61.13001 outlines the steps needed for one parent to relocate from Florida with a minor child. Because of the large change to all involved, this statue has specific steps and deadlines that must be followed, in order to…
Rank this Week: 1160

Orlando Divorce Blog

Orlando Divorce Blog

Covers family, divorce, or estate planning laws, cases and articles. By the Meddin Law Firm.

http://meddinlaw.com/orlando-divorce-blog/
  • Nov 11

    What everyone can learn from the $1 billion Hamm divorce

    What everyone can learn from the $1 billion Hamm divorce
    The $1 billion dollar Hamm divorce is all over the news. Harold Hamm, a multi-billionaire and CEO of Continental Resources, was ordered to pay his wife, Sue Ann Hamm $995.4 million in, what Florida would consider to be equitable…
  • Nov 4

    Co-Parenting Tips for the Holiday

    Co-Parenting Tips for the Holiday
    Co-parenting during the holidays can be really tough on a child, especially if the parent’s are recently divorced. In the Florida courts, it is referred to as “shared parenting.” Co-parenting refers to how parents or…
  • Oct 23

    Serving Family Law Administrative Orders for Central Florida

    Serving Family Law Administrative Orders for Central Florida
    An administrative order is an order from the Chief Judge of each circuit court that lays out what can and cannot be done during the pending of a divorce or paternity action. So when you serve the other party with divorce or paternity papers,…
Rank this Week: 3848

PA Family Law Blog

PA Family Law Blog

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

http://www.jbmartinlaw.com/blogs/family-law/
  • Nov 11

    What’s the Difference Between Divorce and an Annulment in PA?

    What’s the Difference Between Divorce and an Annulment in PA?
    Like any other divorce, an annulment effectively ends a marriage. However, the basis for an annulment in PA and the actual process you must go through to get one are very different. While the term "annulment" sounds much better than getting a…
  • Nov 11

    What’s the Difference Between Divorce and an Annulment in PA?

    What’s the Difference Between Divorce and an Annulment in PA?
    Like any other divorce, an annulment effectively ends a marriage. However, the basis for an annulment in PA and the actual process you must go through to get one are very different. While the term "annulment" sounds much better than getting a…
  • Oct 9

    Advice for Staying Friends After Divorce

    Advice for Staying Friends After Divorce
    Every person is different, every relationship is different, and every divorce is different. It is important to realize these facts and lawyers frequently explain these concepts to clients going through a divorce. In a perfect world, you and…
Rank this Week: 3245

Kevin Hickey Law Blog

Kevin Hickey Law Blog

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

http://kevinhickeylaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 10

    Would You Serve Where You Were Hated?

    Would You Serve Where You Were Hated?
    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!One of the most complicated aspects of the U.S’s foreign policy in the ‘50s and ‘60s had to do with its uber enemy of the time – the…
  • Sep 9

    A Possible Conversation About Ray Rice

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

    A Word About Eddie Christian

    A Word About Eddie Christian
    Every year the Sebastian County Bar Association holds a memorial service for lawyers that have passed away in the previous year.  That service is coming up in the next couple of weeks.  A mentor and friend of mine is going to be…
Rank this Week: 1088

Colorado Springs Divorce Attorney…

Colorado Springs Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers divorce, military divorce, child custody and legal separation in Colorado. By Gasper Law Group.

http://www.coloradospringsdivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • Nov 10

    When Is a Civil Union Not a Marriage? When You’re Trying to Get Divorced!

    When Is a Civil Union Not a Marriage? When You’re Trying to Get Divorced!
    By Carrie E. Kelly Managing Attorney, Domestic Relations Division The Gasper Law Group, PLLC When Colorado began allowing same sex couples to enter into a civil union, there was a general attempt to extend similar benefits and protections to…
  • Sep 24

    Divorce – Child Support In Colorado

    Divorce – Child Support In Colorado
    By Jennifer L. Hochstein Attorney At Law The Gasper Law Group, PLLC CHILD SUPPORT The basic determination of child support is based upon a guideline which uses the parents’ combined adjusted gross income. The purpose of looking at the…
  • Jun 19

    Time flies when you’re getting divorced: how long will your divorce actually take?

    Time flies when you’re getting divorced: how long will your divorce actually take?
    By Brandon A. Prenger, Attorney The Gasper Law Group, PLLC One of the most commonly asked questions concerning a divorce is “how soon can I be divorced?” Everyone has heard the horror stories of a divorce that drags out for years.…
Rank this Week: 4317

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: 796

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: 4125

Family Law Matters Blog

Family Law Matters Blog

Covers New York family law. By Deborah Hope Wayne.

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

    KEEPING THE RING: IF YOU'RE GOING TO PUT A RING ON IT, YOU BETTER SPECIFY WHAT THE RING IS FOR!

    KEEPING THE RING: IF YOU'RE GOING TO PUT A RING ON IT, YOU BETTER SPECIFY WHAT THE RING IS FOR!
    In recent weeks, the internet was abuzz with people talking about the woman who got to keep her engagement ring even after she and her boyfriend (and alleged fiancé) broke up. Debbie Lopez of Long Island made headlines after a court…
  • Sep 22

    5 Considerations Before You Check In at the Divorce Hotel

    5 Considerations Before You Check In at the Divorce Hotel
    Many couples flock to beautiful upstate New York in the Fall for the gorgeous foliage. This month, quick-service divorces can also be added to the Fall getaway. The Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga Springs, New York will debut its newest…
  • Sep 9

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

    Hard Work or Pure Luck - How the Manner of Your Asset Appreciation Matter
    I recently read about a divorce case in Oklahoma that caught my interest because it is being dubbed "the priciest divorce ever." Whether it's the financial aspect or another issue, in family law it is always important to understand how the…
Rank this Week: 2730