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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/
  • Oct 14

    What can a family law appellate lawyer do for my case?

    What can a family law appellate lawyer do for my case?
    Yes, family law appellate lawyers handle appeals to the Texas court of appeals or the Texas Supreme Court. We read records, write briefs, and make oral arguments.  We research rules and analyze case opinions. But, adding an appellate…
  • Sep 30

    Would living in Texas have been better for Mr. Hamm in his Oklahoma divorce?

    Would living in Texas have been better for Mr. Hamm in his Oklahoma divorce?
    The Harold Hamm divorce in Oklahoma is getting a lot of media attention right now. The divorce trial has started and the wife is making allegations that the husband’s company is rewriting history to downplay his role in the…
  • Sep 23

    No such thing as common law divorce in Texa

    No such thing as common law divorce in Texa
    Once a party establishes the elements of a common law marriage, spouses are married until they are legally divorced under Texas law.… Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 4475

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Covers divorce and family law in Illinois.

http://www.divorce-attorney-illinois.com/
  • Oct 14

    Victory for Survivors of Domestic Violence: A Stay of Deportation

    Victory for Survivors of Domestic Violence: A Stay of Deportation
    The recent news coverage and controversy regarding Ray Rice has thrust domestic violence and intimate partner violence into the spotlight. The dialogue about domestic abuse and violence has been incited, and the media has watched as a…
  • Oct 7

    Rise in Military Marital Strife: Divorce in the Military

    Rise in Military Marital Strife: Divorce in the Military
    Marital strife, separation, and divorce can affect all types of families, and a study shows divorces within military families have been on the rise in the last few years. In fact, the study reflects high divorce rates among families…
  • Sep 24

    The Leading Causes behind Divorce

    The Leading Causes behind Divorce
    In a past study, findings showed that married women who had a stronger educational background than their husbands would be more likely to experience divorce. The statistics were based largely on the gendered stereotypes, which in the past led…
Rank this Week: 3724

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/
  • Oct 13

    Tampa Same Sex Divorce Appeal: Text of Answer Brief

    Tampa Same Sex Divorce Appeal: Text of Answer Brief
    We know all men are not created equal in the sense some people would have us believe – some people are smarter than others, some people have more opportunity because they’re born with it, some men make more money than ……
  • Oct 4

    Will a Florida Judge Order a Doggy Custody Schedule?

    Will a Florida Judge Order a Doggy Custody Schedule?
    When two people are getting divorced in Florida, and they have one or more minor children, a custody schedule (now known in Florida as a time-sharing schedule)  must be established.  Approximately 90-95% of all cases settle at…
  • Sep 16

    Attorney General Seeks to Prevent Tampa Same Sex Spouses’ Divorce

    Attorney General Seeks to Prevent Tampa Same Sex Spouses’ Divorce
    Florida Attorney General Pamela Bondi has filed a motion to intervene in my client’s same sex divorce matter.  The parties married in Massachusetts, moved to Florida, came to a full settlement agreement via the Collaborative…
Rank this Week: 4613

Nashville Divorce Lawyers Blog

Nashville Divorce Lawyers Blog

Covers family law. By Widrig Law PLLC.

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

Family Law Topics

Family Law Topics

Covers family and divorce law. By Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP.

http://www.familylawtopics.com/
  • Oct 13

    Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Remedies Available to Illinois Victim

    Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Remedies Available to Illinois Victim
    The statistics are extremely troubling, and here are only a few. Nationally, every 9 seconds a woman in the United States is beaten, and it is estimated that 1 in every 4 women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. On average,…
  • Oct 6

    How You Benefit From a Collaborative Divorce and Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Collaborative Lawyer

    How You Benefit From a Collaborative Divorce and Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Collaborative Lawyer
    Before you choose the proper lawyer for yourself, you need to look at how one defines a successful divorce. Many people think success is limited to the bottom line outcome. Sadly, however, those people often fail to understand that the…
  • Oct 6

    Going Through A Divorce? Plan For The Holidays Now With Your Children In Mind

    Going Through A Divorce? Plan For The Holidays Now With Your Children In Mind
    Going through a divorce is difficult anytime, but especially when there are contested custody and parenting time issues. In an ideal world, most parents want their children to go through the divorce process with as little disruption to their…
Rank this Week: 4439

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/
  • Oct 13

    Weekly Round-Up October 13th, 2014

    Weekly Round-Up October 13th, 2014
    Same-Sex Marriage Legal in 5 More States: The Supreme Court denied certiorari in seven cases from five states in the Fourth, Seventh and Tenth Circuits in which courts had struck down state bans on same-sex marriage, meaning that…
  • Oct 10

    From Poverty To Opportunity Symposium: Retaining and Engaging High School-Aged Youth in Afterschool Program

    From Poverty To Opportunity Symposium: Retaining and Engaging High School-Aged Youth in Afterschool Program
    By: Catherine Barreda Panelists: Lea KixMiller, Program Supervisor, Center for Family Life in Sunset Park, SCO Family Services Steve Ausbury, Deputy Director, Brooklyn College Community Partnership Daniel Carlton, Teaching Artist, Healing…
  • Oct 8

    From Poverty to Opportunity Symposium: Helping Families Advocate for Safe and Adequate Housing

    From Poverty to Opportunity Symposium: Helping Families Advocate for Safe and Adequate Housing
    By: Pekhna Singh Panelists: Joanna Sorocki, Program Director at Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council Michael McGhee, Program Coordinator at the Harlem Community Justice Center, Center for Court Innovation Kathryn Neilson, Program…
Rank this Week: 1993

New York Family Law Blog

New York Family Law Blog

Covers family law topics. Published by New York attorney, Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkfamilylawblog.com/
  • Oct 13

    Husband Claims Aandonment and Adultery in Divorce Proceeding

    Husband Claims Aandonment and Adultery in Divorce Proceeding
    A New York Family Lawyer said the parties were spouses who have two children of the marriage. From the date of the parties' marriage until August 2002, the parties and their two children resided in Eastchester, in Westchester County with...
  • Oct 12

    Court Looks at Jurisdiction Issue in Divorce Proceeding

    Court Looks at Jurisdiction Issue in Divorce Proceeding
    A New York Family Lawyer said the parties were spouses who have two children of the marriage. From the date of the parties' marriage until August 2002, the parties and their two children resided in Eastchester, in Westchester County with...
  • Oct 11

    Father Seeks to Modify Restraining Order Against Him

    Father Seeks to Modify Restraining Order Against Him
    A New York Family Lawyer said in a proceeding pursuant to Family Court Act article 8 and Domestic Relations Law article 5-A (Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act), the father appeals from an order of the Family Court,…
Rank this Week: 669

Harris Firm Blog

Harris Firm Blog

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

http://www.theharrisfirmllc.com/harrisfirmblog/
  • Oct 13

    MeetingoftheCreditorsQuestion

    MeetingoftheCreditorsQuestion
    Potential Meeting of the Creditor Questions When you file a bankruptcy, whether Chapter 7 or Chapter 13, you will have to go to something called a Meeting of the Creditors.  At this hearing, the Trustee in your case will ask you a few…
  • Sep 8

    WheretoFileYourBankruptcy

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

    ChildSupport

    ChildSupport
    Child Support in Alabama Child support is the financial obligation that the non-custodial parent must pay to the custodial parent to help with the basic expenses of the child.  All states have their own laws with specific guidelines or…
Rank this Week: 1928

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

By Alan Robert Burton.

http://www.bocaratondivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 13

    What does my Florida Child Support Cover?

    What does my Florida Child Support Cover?
    Many people who must pay child support mistakenly believe that their payments should only ever be used to pay for a child’s basic needs, such as food, shelter, and clothing. Though child support laws intend for the support payments to…
  • Oct 9

    Supreme Court Opens the Door for Same-Sex Marriage in Numerous State

    Supreme Court Opens the Door for Same-Sex Marriage in Numerous State
    On Monday, October 6, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) declined to hear a number of cases involving marriage equality. The Court gave no explanation for this decision, though its refusal to be involved in the same-sex…
  • Oct 1

    What Information must I Disclose to my Spouse in my Divorce?

    What Information must I Disclose to my Spouse in my Divorce?
    In any Florida divorce that involves any type of financial issues such as property division, debt division, child support, and more, each spouse is required to disclose certain information regarding their finances to the other spouse. This…
Rank this Week: 4498

Minnesota Divorce and Family Law…

Minnesota Divorce and Family Law Blog

Covers parenting, alimony, child support, divorce and more. By Gerald O. Williams.

http://divorcelawyermn.com/minnesota-divorce-blog/
  • Oct 12

    Moving the Children Within the State

    Moving the Children Within the State
    Previous posts have addressed the issue of moving minor children outside of Minnesota, which requires either the consent of the other parent or permission of the family court.  That rule suggests that a parent residing with children in…
  • Jun 16

    Family Courts Are Not Fulfilling ICMC Timing Goal

    Family Courts Are Not Fulfilling ICMC Timing Goal
    When a marriage dissolution case is first filed with the court, most metro area Minnesota courts schedule the case for an Initial Case Management Conference (ICMC).  This is a non-contested, non-litigious step in the process that gives…
  • Apr 24

    Divorce Using Paralegal Service Lacks Cost-Benefit

    Divorce Using Paralegal Service Lacks Cost-Benefit
    When someone (or some couple) is getting divorced, and has no disputes, the case often is suited for being drafted up by a paralegal service.  Divorce paralegal services tend to be low-cost, but are able to complete the divorce paperwork…
Rank this Week: 773

Llabona Law Blog

Llabona Law Blog

Covers Florida family law issues.

http://www.llabona.com/blog/
  • Oct 11

    The Judge Cannot See Through Your Eye

    The Judge Cannot See Through Your Eye
    Sometimes bad things happen to good people. It’s quite possible for 2 individuals, who their respective friends and family would call “the nicest, most honorable person in the whole world,” to get locked together in a bitter…
  • Oct 4

    Divorce – Matters of Fault, and Finding Lost Spouse

    Divorce – Matters of Fault, and Finding Lost Spouse
    If you are considering filing for divorce, you likely have a whole slew of questions and concerns. You are not alone. Thousands of questions are asked every day by thousands of individuals just like yourself. One of the more common concerns…
  • Sep 28

    Child Support Work-Release Instead of Jail?

    Child Support Work-Release Instead of Jail?
    Child support can be a major expense for anyone. What happens, though, when it is not just difficult to pay, but impossible? By far the most common approach is to have the court hold them in contempt, and thrown in jail. There is a potential…
Rank this Week: 3402

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/
Rank this Week: 2500

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
  • 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…
  • Oct 10

    We could have been more progressive than West Virginia…but no!

    We could have been more progressive than West Virginia…but no!
    Yesterday, October 9, 2014, the South Carolina Supreme Court issued a stay preventing county probate judges from issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples pending a decision by United States District Court Judge J. Michelle Childs in…
  • Oct 6

    South Carolina likely to be compelled to allow same sex marriage

    South Carolina likely to be compelled to allow same sex marriage
    Today the United States Supreme Court decided to let stand a Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals decision finding Virginia’s ban on same sex marriage unconstitutional. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals put its decision into effect…
Rank this Week: 3849

South Florida Divorce Lawyer Blog

South Florida Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By The Aabbott Law Firm.

http://www.southfloridadivorcelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1838

Houston Divorce Lawyer Blog

Houston Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers the divorce process. By Ramos Law Firm.

http://www.ramosfamilylaw.com/houstondivorceblog/
  • Oct 10

    Unrelated to Divorce | Want the best andriod phone on the market? | OnePlus One

    Unrelated to Divorce | Want the best andriod phone on the market? | OnePlus One
    Our family has purchased 4 of the Oneplus One phones and we love them. This is a new company so to manage inventory they use an invite system so in order to buy one you must have an invite. That … Continue reading →
  • Sep 29

    3 Tips to Make Your Divorce as Easy as Possible

    3 Tips to Make Your Divorce as Easy as Possible
    Divorces are rarely ever easy. However, there are ways to ease the stress involved. As you go through this difficult turning point in your life, it can be all too easy to become frustrated, overwhelmed and downright angry. While these…
  • Sep 27

    5 Reasons Not to File for Divorce on Your Own

    5 Reasons Not to File for Divorce on Your Own
    Going through a divorce is difficult. Separating from someone who was once a major part of your life can be extremely daunting, to say the least. And the struggle is multiplied when you have children involved, mutual property and other…
Rank this Week: 3231

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/
  • Oct 10

    New Opinion Addresses Divorced Parents’ Disputes Over Choice of Preschool

    New Opinion Addresses Divorced Parents’ Disputes Over Choice of Preschool
    In yet another recently published decision, in Madison v. Davis decided on June 18, 2014, the Honorable Lawrence R. Jones, J.S.C., sitting in the Family Division of Ocean County, tackled a novel issue related to the rights and…
  • Oct 3

    New Jersey Passes Collaborative Law Act

    New Jersey Passes Collaborative Law Act
    Governor Chris Christie signed into law the New Jersey Collaborative Law Act (the “Act”) on September 10, 2014. The intent of the legislation is to provide uniformity in collaborative law throughout the State in family law…
  • Sep 26

    A Promise Is A Promise

    A Promise Is A Promise
    In 2013 this firm addressed in this blog our State’s view on Palimony on three occasions. First, in “The State Of Palimony in the State of New Jersey“, Karen Willitts outlined the general law of palimony before and after the…
Rank this Week: 1553

Next Phase Legal Blog

Next Phase Legal Blog

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

http://nextphaselegal.com/blog/
  • Oct 10

    The Psychological Impact of Divorce

    The Psychological Impact of Divorce
    Wellesley, MA On October 8, 2014 Medfield, MA divorce mediator and lawyer Stephen McDonough from Next Phase Legal LLC attended a seminar hosted by the MA Council on Family Mediation.  The seminar, Exploring the Psychological Impact of…
  • Oct 3

    Children & Entertainment Contract

    Children & Entertainment Contract
    Does your child long to perform on the stage or big screen?  Or any screen for that matter?  In Massachusetts, an increase in film production over the last few years may provide more opportunities for young stars, but what…
  • Sep 13

    Discover Medfield Day 2014!

    Discover Medfield Day 2014!
    When I opened my law firm in Medfield last winter, one of the first things I did was to join MEMO – Medfield Employers & Merchants Organization.   Actually, one of the first things I did was to get a refrigerator and a coffee…
Rank this Week: 1894

Domestic Diversions

Domestic Diversions

Covers relationships, families and family law.

http://domesticdiversions.com
  • Oct 10

    The true cost of Facebook: your marriage?

    The true cost of Facebook: your marriage?
    Ozy highlights a Boston University study suggesting Facebook is “a positive, significant predictor of divorce rate and spousal troubles.” Apparently, Henry David Thoreau* was right about true cost: “The price of anything is…
  • Sep 15

    Who has the power to change your life?

    Who has the power to change your life?
    CNN celebrated Positive Thinking Day (September 13th) by offering “five expert tips to help you think yourself well.” The point is to take responsibility for your happiness and to do something. Sara Cheshire included these tips…
  • Sep 8

    Top tips for conscientious conscious capital uncoupling

    Top tips for conscientious conscious capital uncoupling
    The Wall Street Journal focuses divorcing couples on financial planning for “getting unmarried.” Veronica Dagher offers and discusses these tips (excerpt): 1. Know What You Own and Make Copies. . . . 2. Save and Budget. . . . 3.…
Rank this Week: 2151

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/
  • Oct 10

    Must North Carolina HOA and Condominium Associations Have Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

    Must North Carolina HOA and Condominium Associations Have Workers’ Compensation Insurance?
    An article in the Charlotte Observer last week suggested that all North Carolina HOA and condominium associations must have Workers’ Compensation coverage or suffer the consequences. The article can be found at this link, but…
  • Sep 17

    Solar Panels, HOAs, and Condominiums in North Carolina

    Solar Panels, HOAs, and Condominiums in North Carolina
    Our modern society is always looking for opportunities to limit our footprint on the environment and to increase sustainability in a modern world.  Wind, solar, and other renewable resources are common topics of conversation.  As…
  • Sep 3

    A Radio Tower in Every Yard?

    A Radio Tower in Every Yard?
    Most often the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (also known as the “CCR’s,” “Declaration of Condominium,” “Restrictions,” or by other names) is the highest governing document…
Rank this Week: 1932

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/
  • Oct 10

    Hardman v. Hardman - Allocation of Child Tuition Expenses in Divorce Settlement

    Hardman v. Hardman - Allocation of Child Tuition Expenses in Divorce Settlement
    Most parents want to ensure their children have the best possible chance of success as an independent adult, and that means having a solid education. However, there are many varying schools of thought about what a good education looks like -…
  • Sep 18

    In re J.T. - Grandparent Visitation in Indiana a Long Shot

    In re J.T. - Grandparent Visitation in Indiana a Long Shot
    It's been 14 years since the U.S. Supreme Court's watershed ruling in a grandparent visitation dispute. In the years since, Indiana courts have still struggled to strike a balance between parental rights and the strong desire of grandparents…
  • Sep 3

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

    Balogh v. Balogh - Post-Nuptial Agreements Can Protect Property
    By now, most people are familiar with the concept of pre-nuptial agreements. These are contracts signed before a couple recites their vows, and are typically intended to protect assets acquired by the individuals prior to the union. Less…
Rank this Week: 584

Family-In-Law

Family-In-Law

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

http://family-in-law.com/
  • Oct 10

    Life Insurance Woes for Divorcing Spouses (Case Law Round-Up 10/6/14)

    Life Insurance Woes for Divorcing Spouses (Case Law Round-Up 10/6/14)
    I’m happy to announce that after a month-long sabbatical the Round-Up is back.  And with the last box from my move unpacked this past week, ... The post Life Insurance Woes for Divorcing Spouses (Case Law Round-Up 10/6/14) appeared…
  • Oct 8

    Point/ Counter-Point on SCOTUS’s Decision to Dodge Marriage Case

    Point/ Counter-Point on SCOTUS’s Decision to Dodge Marriage Case
    Following the Supreme Court’s decision this week to deny review in the marriage equality cases, SCOTUS Blog hosted a thoughtful symposium on the future of marriage-equality litigation, including a pair ... The…
  • Oct 6

    Supreme Court Avoids Marriage Equality Cases-But What Does It Mean?

    Supreme Court Avoids Marriage Equality Cases-But What Does It Mean?
    While I’d like to pretend I saw this one coming, I join the rest of the legal blogosphere in finding myself somewhat speechless at the Supreme Court’s decision this ... The post Supreme Court Avoids Marriage…
Rank this Week: 2064

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: 612

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/
  • Oct 9

    Size Does Matter: Does A Big Engagement Ring Predict Divorce?

    Size Does Matter: Does A Big Engagement Ring Predict Divorce?
    The size of your engagement ring could be a predictor of the success of your marriage. A study conducted by two economics professors at Emory University concluded that the higher the cost of the engagement ring, the shorter the marriage. …
  • Oct 7

    Alimony Reform- Are The Times A'Changing?

    Alimony Reform- Are The Times A'Changing?
    Nationwide, there has been a movement for alimony reform. States have considered have considered a litany of solutions to fix the arbitrariness of alimony or maintenance as is it is better known in New York. Maintenance can vary in both…
  • Aug 6

    How Do I Transfer The Marital Home To My Spouse in a Divorce?

    How Do I Transfer The Marital Home To My Spouse in a Divorce?
    A reader of the New York Times Ask Real Estate column asked, how do I transfer my cooperative apartment to my soon to be ex as part of my divorce settlement. A transfer of title of the jointly owned martial home from spouse to the other is…
Rank this Week: 507

Pennsylvania Family Law

Pennsylvania Family Law

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

http://pafamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Oct 9

    PA CHILD ABDUCTED BY FATHER IN SEATTLE – OCEAN CROSSING FEARED

    PA CHILD ABDUCTED BY FATHER IN SEATTLE – OCEAN CROSSING FEARED
    About a month and a half ago I wrote about parental kidnappings and Pennsylvania’s statute designed to prevent such situations.  Based on numerous reports going back to mid-September, it unfortunately appears that such a situation…
  • Oct 2

    HAGUE CONVENTION ON SUPPORT ORDERS MOVES CLOSER TO RATIFICATION

    HAGUE CONVENTION ON SUPPORT ORDERS MOVES CLOSER TO RATIFICATION
    Seven years after becoming a signatory state to the Hague Convention on International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance, Congress passed and the President signed into law implementing legislation which will gives…
  • Sep 28

    DAD’S SELF-IMPOSED CUSTODY “TAX” IS ENFORCEABLE

    DAD’S SELF-IMPOSED CUSTODY “TAX” IS ENFORCEABLE
    It is well established in Pennsylvania that it is against public policy to allow parents to bargain away child support for their children, but what about “taxing” themselves whenever they file a custody action? That is essentially…
Rank this Week: 1156

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/
  • 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…
  • Sep 17

    Pennsylvania Divorce and Separation: The Distinction

    Pennsylvania Divorce and Separation: The Distinction
    Many married couples realize that they cannot continue living together so they decide to get a divorce.  Divorce is unfortunately all too common these days. Some people realize that they want to live separate and apart from their…
  • Sep 5

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

    Should You File a Fault or No-Fault Divorce in PA?
    Pennsylvania allows for both "fault" and "no-fault" divorces to be filed. As the names suggest, fault-based divorces are available to those married individuals who can prove very specific fault-based reasons against their spouse, while…
Rank this Week: 1564

International Family Law

International Family Law

Covers international divorce law, international child custody, international child abduction and international prenuptial agreements. By Jeremy Morley.

http://www.internationalfamilylawfirm.com/
  • Oct 8

    International Prenuptial Agreements: Necessary But Dangerou

    International Prenuptial Agreements: Necessary But Dangerou
    Lawyers representing international clients who plan to marry and who want the protection of a prenuptial agreement should always consider the international ramifications of any proposed agreement. While conventional domestic prenuptial…
  • Oct 7

    Relocation of Children Under New York Law

    Relocation of Children Under New York Law
    In what circumstances may a custodial parent relocate to another state (or country) and take the children? What law applies and how will the Court make this decision?  "In reality, cases in which a custodial parent's desire to relocate…
  • Oct 6

    Divorce Law in Korea

    Divorce Law in Korea
    Jeremy D. MorleyGrounds for Divorce in KoreaA divorce may be obtained in Korea based on the mutual consent of the spouses. Art. 834, Korean Civil Code. Both spouses need to agree and appear in court in Korea. Alternatively, the grounds…
Rank this Week: 2080

New York Divorce Lawyer Blog

New York Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newyorkdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 8

    The Unofficial, Long-Term Marital Separation

    The Unofficial, Long-Term Marital Separation
    Something I have been seeing more and more in my practice as a mediator and collaborative attorney are couples living apart for long periods of time, without being legally separated. For various reasons, many married couples decide to…
  • Oct 2

    The Unofficial, Long-Term Separation

    The Unofficial, Long-Term Separation
    This month, I explain how using an out-of-court divorce process such as mediation or collaborative law will allow you to maintain much more control over your life than litigation will allow. For various reasons, many married couples seeking…
  • Sep 22

    Plan to Have a Great Marriage

    Plan to Have a Great Marriage
    I recently read an article on The New York Times wellness blog by Tara Parker-Pope called 'The Decisive Marriage.' In it, Parker-Pope explores the research gathered through The National Marriage Project and asks how does being decisive - or…
Rank this Week: 570

St. Charles Divorce Lawyer Blog

St. Charles Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.stcharlesdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 8

    Do You Feel Financially Trapped in an Unhealthy Marriage?

    Do You Feel Financially Trapped in an Unhealthy Marriage?
    As a family law practitioner one of the most common explanations, given by new clients, as to why they have remained in an unhealthy and often times oppressive marriage is the feeling of being financially trapped due to the unknown…
  • Jul 31

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

    5 Things You Should Know Before You Hire Your Divorce Attorney - Part II
    In Part I of our most recent blog we discussed how important it is to determine an attorney's level of experience with family law and those specific issues which are of particular importance to the client. Further, we addressed how…
  • Jul 21

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

    5 Things You Should Know Before You Hire Your Divorce Attorney - 2 Part Serie
    Choosing the right attorney to help assist and guide you through the divorce process is critical. But, what do you need to know when you first meet an attorney to help you make the correct choice? In this two-part blog we examine 5 factors…
Rank this Week: 2449

New York Divorce and Family Law…

New York Divorce and Family Law Blog

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

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

    Family Court Act §451(1) amended

    Family Court Act §451(1) amended
              Family Court Act §451(1) , which was amended, effective December 22, 2014,  provides that an application to modify an order of child support must be accompanied by "an affidavit and other…
  • Sep 8

    Court of Appeals Establishes Rule for Third Party Discovery Subpoena

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

    Family Offense Statute Declared Unconstitutional

    Family Offense Statute Declared Unconstitutional
    In People v Golb, ___NY3d __,2014 WL 1883943 (2014) the Court of Appeals held that (Penal Law § 240.30(1)(a), aggravated harassment in the Second Degree   was unconstitutional, under both Federal and State law because it was vague…
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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/
  • Oct 8

    In New Jersey, If I Have Overpaid Child Support, May I Receive A Retroactive Credit?

    In New Jersey, If I Have Overpaid Child Support, May I Receive A Retroactive Credit?
    One basis for reduction in New Jersey child support is the occurrence of a change in financial circumstances of either party. Accordingly, clients who seek a reduction of their child support obligation will reasonably ask whether that the…
  • Sep 30

    So New Jersey Alimony Has Recently Changed, But What About This Thing Called Palimony?

    So New Jersey Alimony Has Recently Changed, But What About This Thing Called Palimony?
    Many people are aware of or have heard something about the recent revisions made to New Jersey's alimony laws. Most people however are not aware of the term called "palimony" or the recent developments surrounding same. In today's society…
  • Sep 23

    What Is The New Jersey Family Collaborative Law Act?

    What Is The New Jersey Family Collaborative Law Act?
    Just last week, Governor Chris Christie signed into law amendments that drastically alter New Jersey alimony laws. As alimony is always red-hot issue wherein emotions usually run high. However, the Governor also altered New Jersey divorce…
Rank this Week: 3469

Divorce Online Blog

Divorce Online Blog

News about divorce and family law.

http://www.divorce-online.co.uk/blog/
  • Oct 8

    Separated couples risk their estates passing to their wives under new law

    Separated couples risk their estates passing to their wives under new law
    Changes to intestacy rules took effect on 1 October 2014, and mean that separated couples will be effected if they have not made a will. Intestacy rules govern how the estate of a deceased person is divided if you die… The post…
  • Sep 18

    Divorce when you are separated and living in same house

    Divorce when you are separated and living in same house
    Living in the same house when separated is not the easiest thing to do and there are numerous articles on the subject from life coaches and the like on Huffington Post and the pages of women’s magazines, so we won’t… The…
  • Sep 9

    How long does an average divorce take?

    How long does an average divorce take?
    According to statistics released by the Office For National Statistics, *the average divorce undertaken without a solicitor in England and Wales took 33 weeks in the first quarter of 2014, an increase of 15%. This has been blamed in the…
Rank this Week: 2385

Sanns Mediation World of ADR

Sanns Mediation World of ADR

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

http://sannsmediation.com/wordpress
  • Oct 7

    Alimony Reform: Changes to NJ Alimony Law

    Alimony Reform: Changes to NJ Alimony Law
    On September 10, 2014, NJ Governor Chris Christie signed Public Law 2014, Chapter 42 into law.  This law makes changes to NJ’s alimony statues.  The legislature had been discussing this issue for several years and finally was…
  • Oct 6

    How do I get a Pre-nup?

    How do I get a Pre-nup?
    When some couples or people think about getting married, they want to protect their assets in case things don’t work out.  To accomplish this, they execute a pre-nuptial agreement or a pre-nup.  Such an agreement pre-specifies…
  • Jul 21

    Name Change in a Divorce in NJ

    Name Change in a Divorce in NJ
    New Jersey law allows either spouse in the divorce process to change their name.  N.J.S.A. 2A:34-21 reads in pertinent part: The court, upon or after granting a divorce from the bonds of matrimony to either spouse … may allow…
Rank this Week: 1459

Mississippi Family Lawyer Blog

Mississippi Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.mississippifamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 7

    Treatment of Business Interests in Property Division

    Treatment of Business Interests in Property Division
    It may come as a surprise to some, but a divorcing spouse's financial or ownership interest in a business may be classified as "marital property" by a court when dividing property in a divorce. As an equitable distribution state, Mississippi…
  • Oct 2

    What's Yours May Be Not Be "Yours" in a Divorce: Separate Property vs. Marital Property

    What's Yours May Be Not Be "Yours" in a Divorce: Separate Property vs. Marital Property
    In the wake of a divorce, it is not uncommon for spouses to start claiming what is "their" individual property. However, simply "claiming" property as your own does not make it so. Property that a divorcing spouse thinks he or she…
  • Sep 23

    Getting Back on Your Feet: Rehabilitative Alimony in Mississippi

    Getting Back on Your Feet: Rehabilitative Alimony in Mississippi
    As I explained in an earlier post, alimony is still alive in Mississippi, and it is definitely something a person should consider when contemplating a divorce. Again, when people hear the word "alimony" they typically think of permanent…
Rank this Week: 3013

Nolo's Divorce, Custody, and…

Nolo's Divorce, Custody, and Family Law Blog

Covers divorce, chil support, child custody and mediation.

http://blog.nolo.com/divorce/
  • Oct 7

    Same-Sex Marriage Bans Come Tumbling Down

    Same-Sex Marriage Bans Come Tumbling Down
    Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court chose to do nothing, which, ironically, resulted in the most widespread impact on the marriage equality movement to date. The Supreme Court’s inaction – its decision not to review three…
  • Mar 10

    Teen Sues Parents for Financial Support and Tuition

    Teen Sues Parents for Financial Support and Tuition
    Last week we saw a flurry of news reports regarding Rachel Canning’s lawsuit against her parents for child support and school tuition. Much of the media focus has been on Rachel’s “bad girl behavior,” rather than the…
  • Feb 11

    The DOJ Extends Federal Benefits to Same-Sex Spouse

    The DOJ Extends Federal Benefits to Same-Sex Spouse
    On Saturday, February 8, 2014, United States Attorney General Eric Holder announced that in an effort to implement the Supreme Court’s historic decision in United States v. Windsor, the Department of Justice (which includes all of…
Rank this Week: 1481

Back in the Black Hills

Back in the Black Hills

Covers South Dakota criminal law, family law and estate planning issues. By Tana Fye.

http://backintheblackhills.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 7

    Rural Areas Need More Lawyer

    Rural Areas Need More Lawyer
    I live and work primarily in rural Nebraska, but am from the Rapid City area of South Dakota.  And I hear about and see first hand that there is a shortage of lawyers able to handle the caseload that exists.  The American Bar…
  • Jan 4

    ICWA and the SCOTUS

    ICWA and the SCOTUS
    For only the second time, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear a case involving the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA).  This Reuters article describes the situation as a "human tragedy," which pretty much can describe any case…
  • Oct 9

    First Amendment, Pastors, and the IRS

    First Amendment, Pastors, and the IRS
    I thought that this story (here and here) was fascinating.  Currently churches can lose their 501(c)(3) status if the pastor endorses candidates, as the church is no longer purely a religious organization.
Rank this Week: 4513

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By John S. Yohanan.

http://www.bayareadivorceattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2028

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/
Rank this Week: 364

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

Covers Massachusetts family and divorce law. By Nancy R. Van Tine.

http://www.massachusettsdivorcelawmonitor.com/
  • Oct 6

    Gay Marriage now Legal in Majority of State

    Gay Marriage now Legal in Majority of State
    Hi there, I hope you all are enjoying this gorgeous fall morning. I’ve been sneaking peaks at the SCOTUS law blog to see what was going to happen with all the pending gay marriage appeals. Today is the day the Supreme Court was going to…
  • Sep 25

    How Are You Going to Pay for College?

    How Are You Going to Pay for College?
    Separated or divorced parents face unique challenges regarding the financial impact of preparing for and paying for their children to attend college. Luckily, there are ways to handle the situation without breaking the bank! Next week my firm…
  • Sep 23

    SJC Decision Regarding Parent Coordinators: What You Need to Know

    SJC Decision Regarding Parent Coordinators: What You Need to Know
    I was in my office last week when I heard shrieks of joy coming from down the hall. (We really should have a bell or something we ring for a big win – this yelling is so unprofessional.) My colleagues Sue Stenger, Francine…
Rank this Week: 4823

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/
  • Oct 6

    As Nation Observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month, NJ Lawmakers Debate Bill to Track Abuser

    As Nation Observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month, NJ Lawmakers Debate Bill to Track Abuser
    Almost five months after it was due, the State’s Attorney General’s Office issued its report on a proposed bill that would allow for electronic monitoring of certain offenders convicted of domestic violence. The report casts doubt…
  • Sep 22

    Governor Signs Revisions to State’s Alimony Law

    Governor Signs Revisions to State’s Alimony Law
    Governor Chris Christie recently signed into law long-debated changes to the State’s alimony laws. The new laws represent the first significant changes to a system which, for years, has been criticized as being too harsh and…
  • Sep 8

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

    Could New Jersey Parents Face Stiffer Penalties for Leaving Children in Cars?
    It takes only minutes for the temperature inside a parked car to rise to dangerous levels and that can prove tragic for families when a child is left locked inside. Unfortunately, this situation occurs more often than one would think and New…
Rank this Week: 2349

Divorce Lawyer North Andover

Divorce Lawyer North Andover

Covers Massachusetts family law. By Patricia S. Fernandez & Associates.

http://northandovermafamilylawattorney.com/
  • Oct 6

    Determining Alimony in New Hampshire

    Determining Alimony in New Hampshire
    Divorce Lawyer North AndoverDivorcing couples in New Hampshire often ask whether the issue of alimony should be addressed in their divorce.  Put simply, alimony is financial support paid by one spouse to the other for living expenses and…
  • Jun 11

    Identifying the Immigration Consequences of Divorce

    Identifying the Immigration Consequences of Divorce
    Divorce Lawyer North AndoverGoing through a divorce, in and of itself, will bring with it a multitude of financial, emotional and personal issues and concerns.  Couples must deal with resolving issues relating to children, money, debts…
  • May 23

    Reasons to Obtain a Prenuptial Agreement

    Reasons to Obtain a Prenuptial Agreement
    Divorce Lawyer North AndoverWhen most people hear the word “prenup” they most likely envision a multi-millionaire marrying someone half his/her age. While this may hold true in some cases, a prenuptial agreement has become much…
Rank this Week: 3335

Divorce: New York

Divorce: New York

By Neil Cahn, PLLC.

http://www.divorceny.com/
  • Oct 5

    Ex-Husband May Fire Ex-Wife Despite Intent to Use Employment As Support Device

    Ex-Husband May Fire Ex-Wife Despite Intent to Use Employment As Support Device
    A couple that used “employment” of the ex-wife by the ex-husband as a device to provide post-remarriage support to the ex-wife was bound to employment rules. The wife could be fired for misconduct. So held the Appellate Division,…
  • Sep 21

    Court Authorizes Facebook Service Of Child Support Petition

    Court Authorizes Facebook Service Of Child Support Petition
    Service by Facebook of a father’s petition to terminate child support was directed by Richmond County Family Court Support Magistrate Gregory L. Gliedman in a September 12, 2014 decision in Matter of Noel B. v. Maria…
  • Sep 14

    Wife Denied Separate Property Credit Against Home Deeded By Her to Herself and Husband

    Wife Denied Separate Property Credit Against Home Deeded By Her to Herself and Husband
    Six years before the parties’ marriage in June 2000, the wife became the sole owner of real property, which would later become the parties’ marital residence. At the time of marriage, the wife owned the property free and clear of…
Rank this Week: 656

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/
  • 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…
  • Sep 20

    Trump Entertainment Resort Files for Bankruptcy

    Trump Entertainment Resort Files for Bankruptcy
    Trump Entertainment Resorts has filed bankruptcy for the third time. The action represents yet another blow to Atlantic City’s struggling casino gaming industry. The company runs two casinos in the city. With an ever-increasing level of…
  • Aug 25

    Parliament House Files Bankruptcy

    Parliament House Files Bankruptcy
    Parliament House, an iconic gay destination entertainment complex and resort in Orlando, Florida, has filed for bankruptcy. The parent company is currently $15.5 million in debt. Set on 4.5-acres along Orange Blossom Trail, just about one and…
Rank this Week: 1779

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Oct 5

    ANOTHER WRONGFUL CONVICTION: IVAN HENRY “INNOCENCE ON TRIAL” by JOAN MCEWEN

    ANOTHER WRONGFUL CONVICTION: IVAN HENRY “INNOCENCE ON TRIAL” by JOAN MCEWEN
    I admit it…I’m a crime junkie. I’ve read every true crime book written by Ann Rule and Jack Olsen. I’m also a big fan of America’s Most Wanted, and I frequently peruse the FBI Most Wanted List. Don’t hate…
  • Oct 5

    ANOTHER WRONGFUL CONVICTION: IVAN HENRY “INNOCENCE ON TRIAL” by JOAN MCEWEN

    ANOTHER WRONGFUL CONVICTION: IVAN HENRY “INNOCENCE ON TRIAL” by JOAN MCEWEN
    I admit it…I’m a crime junkie. I’ve read every true crime book written by Ann Rule and Jack Olsen. I’m also a big fan of America’s Most Wanted, and I frequently peruse the FBI Most Wanted List. Don’t hate…
  • Oct 3

    Airhead Reality Star Chastised by Divorce Court Judge

    Airhead Reality Star Chastised by Divorce Court Judge
    Nothing irks me more than women who have no  obvious intelligence or talent,  other than to parade around in their underwear on the set of a reality TV show. Case in point? Bethany Frankel. She started her television career as one…
Rank this Week: 4920

Texas Family Lawyers

Texas Family Lawyers

Covers family law topics. By Holmes, Diggs & Eames, P.L.L.C.

http://texasfamilylawyers.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 5

    International Parental Kidnapping – Yes, it’s real.

    International Parental Kidnapping – Yes, it’s real.
    International parental kidnapping does exist, and does happen.  In fact, major news networks reported in September 2014 that a Beijing-bound United Airlines flight had to return to Dulles International Airport after law enforcement…
  • Oct 1

    Can False Abuse Allegations Affect Custody?

    Can False Abuse Allegations Affect Custody?
    You bet.  There are plenty of cases where one parent decides to allege that the other abuses their children, whether it is verbal, emotional, physical, or even sexual.  Many times these allegations are untrue, unfounded, and…
  • May 22

    What Constitutes Telephone Harassment?

    What Constitutes Telephone Harassment?
    We often get told that someone is being harassed by telephone, but what does that really mean? There is a great case, Perone v. Texas, which talks all about it in a criminal case context.  An ex-husband was convicted of harassment…
Rank this Week: 2907

Divorce Strategy and Advice Blog

Divorce Strategy and Advice Blog

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

http://heleneltaylor.com/blog/
  • Oct 5

    Dating Again: The whys and how to date after divorce

    Dating Again: The whys and how to date after divorce
    If you want to remarry or find a partner, you’ll probably need to re-enter the dating pool. If the thought of doing this makes you shudder, consider these things before getting your toes wet while dating after divorce.
  • Oct 4

    Can and how should you do-it-yourself divorce?

    Can and how should you do-it-yourself divorce?
    People are representing themselves in divorce because they believe lawyers don’t offer quality services or they can’t afford lawyers’ fees. Others believe their cases are simple and can be handled with legal information…
  • Oct 3

    Deposition dos and don’t

    Deposition dos and don’t
    Depositions can be unnerving, but the truth is that you have significant control over the experience. You hold information your spouse wants and you can determine how and when it’s delivered. Exercise control, but keep these dos and…
Rank this Week: 160