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Our Family Wizard Blog

Our Family Wizard Blog

Focuses on ideas that could reduce conflict, improve communication, protect children and help move families forward.

http://www.ourfamilywizard.com/ofw/index.cfm/blog/
  • May 19

    Expense Tracking and Payment Management

    Expense Tracking and Payment Management
    Language English Expense Tracking and Payment ManagementTue, 05/19/2015 - 17:21 Keeping track of spending related to your child can prove to be a tedious task for any parent, but this responsibility can prove to be twice as tedious (not…
  • May 12

    Avoiding Common Child Custody Pitfall

    Avoiding Common Child Custody Pitfall
    Language English Avoiding Common Child Custody PitfallsTue, 05/12/2015 - 16:59 Going through a divorce or separation is never easy, and your emotions may feel very intense or out of the ordinary.  High tensions and hasty actions can…
  • May 8

    Technology and Divorce Communication

    Technology and Divorce Communication
    Language English Technology and Divorce CommunicationFri, 05/08/2015 - 15:30 The rise of technology has forever changed the ways in which people communicate. Emails and text messages are just two of the ways that have made it possible for…
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San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, paternity and legal separation issues. By Roy M. Doppelt and Associates.

http://www.sandiegodivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • May 19

    California Court Upholds Wife's Award of Attorney Fees to Litigate Nevada Action

    California Court Upholds Wife's Award of Attorney Fees to Litigate Nevada Action
    Section 2030 of the California Family Code clearly authorizes courts to issue an award of attorney fees to parties to divorce actions. When a party makes such a request under this statute, the court determines whether an award of such fees…
  • May 12

    California Court Upholds Valuation of Marital Property in Divorce

    California Court Upholds Valuation of Marital Property in Divorce
    One of the most significant financial aspects of divorce is the court's ultimate division of community property. In California, courts will seek to divide equally the couple's marital assets and debts -- items that were accumulated during…
  • May 5

    Kelly Rutherford Petitions President Obama for Assistance in Child Custody Case

    Kelly Rutherford Petitions President Obama for Assistance in Child Custody Case
    In what a federal court has described as an "unprecedented situation," Gossip Girl star Kelly Rutherford is seeking help from the White House in an effort to bring her children, now ages eight and five, back to the United States. In an…
Rank this Week: 3393

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/
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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/
  • May 19

    Ky. S. Ct Published Opinion - writ of prohibition denied to prevent enforcement of order unsealing divorce record

    Ky. S. Ct Published Opinion - writ of prohibition denied to prevent enforcement of order unsealing divorce record
    DANIEL E. BAILEY, JR. (M.D.) V. HON. ALLAN RAY BERTRAM, JUDGE, MARION CIRCUIT COURT, DIVISION II, ET AL. Parties filing a medical negligence claim against a physician moved to intervene in the doctor’s divorce case solely to unseal…
  • May 18

    Ky Published Opinion: Reasonable Parenting Time

    Ky Published Opinion: Reasonable Parenting Time
    HUDSON V.COLE Father, a Michigan resident, and Mother, a Kentucky resident, live five hours apart, but were granted joint custody. The Trial Court ordered Father to have parenting time one weekend a month in Kentucky, in line with the…
  • May 12

    Ky Published Opinion - Standing to Intervene in Adoption

    Ky Published Opinion - Standing to Intervene in Adoption
    W.R.L., ET AL. V. A.H. A child born out of wedlock lived with A.H. as a family member for several years. A.H. participated in co-parenting the child , until A.H.’s relationship with the child’s mother ended. A.H. continued to have…
Rank this Week: 413

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, family law, and landlord-tenant law. By the Law Offices of James V. Sansone.

http://blog.jamessansonelaw.com/
  • May 19

    The New Frontier: Custody Fights over Embryo

    The New Frontier: Custody Fights over Embryo
    You fall in love, you move in together and instead of having children you decide to create embryos together. It's not the typical storybook progression, is it? So what happens when a live-in couple who share embryos split up? The answer can…
  • May 13

    Girl Returns to Mother Following Abuse by Adoptive Father

    Girl Returns to Mother Following Abuse by Adoptive Father
    When do adoptive parents lose the right to continue to raise the children they adopt? The answer is simple: when they abuse the privilege of raising children. Or in the case of the adoptive parents of a child identified simply as T.H., once…
  • May 5

    Before You Say 'I Do,' Talk to Your Fiancé's Parent

    Before You Say 'I Do,' Talk to Your Fiancé's Parent
    How many people interview their prospective in-laws about homosexuality, climate change, or corporal punishment? I suspect very few people. Yet when a marriage falls apart, and the grandparents come knocking at your door with a summons…
Rank this Week: 3094

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: 699

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: 3452

The Oregon Divorce Blog

The Oregon Divorce Blog

Provides divorce and family law information. By Stephens Margolin P.C.

http://oregondivorceblog.com/wordpress
  • May 19

    Second Opinion Divorce Consultation

    Second Opinion Divorce Consultation
    If you received a serious medical diagnosis and a recommendation for surgery, you’d likely seek a second opinion. You’d want it because a misdiagnosis with your health can have significant consequences.  If your…
  • Apr 30

    Helping People During Divorce – Father and Daughter Reunited

    Helping People During Divorce – Father and Daughter Reunited
    I have previously blogged about my passion to help people through difficult divorce and custody cases.  I previously wrote about helping to reunite a father and his children, and helping get a fair property award and my client’s…
  • Jul 24

    Stephens Margolin PC moving to new offices located at 1000 SW Broadway building August 4, 2014!

    Stephens Margolin PC moving to new offices located at 1000 SW Broadway building August 4, 2014!
    We’re Moving! As of August 4th, 2014, Stephens Margolin PC will be open for business at 1000 SW Broadway Suite 1250, Portland, OR 97204. The staff of the 1000 Broadway Building went out of the way to make us feel … Continue…
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New Hampshire Family Law Blog

New Hampshire Family Law Blog

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

http://www.nhfamilylawblog.com/
  • May 18

    Guardian ad Litem Reports are Confidential

    Guardian ad Litem Reports are Confidential
    After you receive the GAL report and read it, your first instinct might be to share the document with family, friends and perhaps professionals such as therapists or teachers. It is important to hold back on this urge because the GAL report…
  • Feb 10

    Lessons from the Superbowl on Co-Parenting

    Lessons from the Superbowl on Co-Parenting
    A court will look to many factors under RSA 461-A:6 when making an initial determination of parental rights and responsibilities. Provided that each parent is capable of providing a safe, loving home, one of the most important…
  • Jan 15

    Spenard: Voluntary Unemployment, Financial Affidavits and Post-Trial Evidence

    Spenard: Voluntary Unemployment, Financial Affidavits and Post-Trial Evidence
    In the Matter of Susan Spenard and David Spenard was decided on October 17, 2014 The Facts Husband and Wife married in 1998. During the marriage the Husband worked in real estate and owned several businesses and the Wife worked as an…
Rank this Week: 1434

Main Line Pennsylvania Family Law…

Main Line Pennsylvania Family Law Blog

By Bookspan Family Law Associates, LLC.

http://www.mainlinepafamilylawblog.com/
  • May 18

    Retirement Savings and Divorce

    Retirement Savings and Divorce
    Or whose money is this anyway? Usually the two largest assets for most families are their retirement savings and their home. As more people opt to leave unhappy marriages later in life, understanding the ins and outs of retirement…
  • Jan 27

    Does Divorce Affect My Social Security ?

    Does Divorce Affect My Social Security ?
    Keep your eye on the full picture it is essential to know what financial resources will be yours after divorce. When calculating your full financial picture be sure to consider social security benefits--your own or those of your…
  • Jan 8

    Partial Physical Custody and Proactive Contact

    Partial Physical Custody and Proactive Contact
    Non-Custodial Parents Need to Stay in the Game Divorce is a challenging event in the life of a family. Children and parents see and experience divorce differently. While parents are coping with the emotional, psychological and…
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Family Law Insights

Family Law Insights

Covers divorce and family law in Georgia. By Kitchens New Cleghorn, LLC.

http://www.knclawfirm.com/category/blog/family-law/
  • May 18

    6 Things You Should Look For When Choosing A Divorce Attorney

    6 Things You Should Look For When Choosing A Divorce Attorney
    By: Shannon Hames When I was going through a divorce a few years ago and looking for a divorce attorney, I had no idea what to look for when it… The post 6 Things You Should Look For When Choosing A Divorce Attorney appeared first on…
  • May 8

    3 Things Social Media Can Reveal to Damage Your Divorce Case

    3 Things Social Media Can Reveal to Damage Your Divorce Case
    Social Media can negatively impact divorce cases As the popularity of social media continues to grow, our staff of Atlanta divorce attorneys see things that come out on social media… The post 3 Things Social Media Can Reveal to Damage…
  • Apr 30

    Who Can Legally Marry You? | Atlanta Law firm

    Who Can Legally Marry You? | Atlanta Law firm
    This week, the US Supreme Court heard arguments for marriage equality and our Atlanta law firm is following this issue closely. Kitchens New Cleghorn provides legal services to many same-sex… The post Who Can Legally Marry You? |…
Rank this Week: 2659

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/
  • May 18

    Split Custody: Is It Ever a Good Idea to Separate Siblings?

    Split Custody: Is It Ever a Good Idea to Separate Siblings?
    A recent article on msn.com disclosed that Jon Gosselin of the former TLC television series, Jon and Kate Plus 8, was seeking emergency custody of one of his eight children. Currently, Mr. Gosselin’s ex-wife, Kate, has custody of…
  • May 4

    Joint Custody Arrangements Can Limit Stress for Children of Divorce

    Joint Custody Arrangements Can Limit Stress for Children of Divorce
    Divorce ranks among the top five most stressful life events. Not only are the adults involved affected by this stress, but their children can suffer as much if not more. Despite this, there are times when divorce is inevitable. Keeping…
  • Apr 20

    Judge Approves the Use of Facebook to Notify an Absent Spouse about Divorce Intention

    Judge Approves the Use of Facebook to Notify an Absent Spouse about Divorce Intention
    There is little question that for many people social media has become a popular way of communicating milestones and accomplishments with close friends and family as well as with distant relatives and others they have lost touch with over the…
Rank this Week: 815

New York Divorce Attorney Blog

New York Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By Ingrid Gherman.

http://www.newyorkdivorceattorney-blog.com/
  • May 18

    Seeking Grandparent Visitation Rights Under New York Law

    Seeking Grandparent Visitation Rights Under New York Law
    Parents have a fundamental right to raise their children, and to make decisions regarding their health, education, and welfare. This includes the right to decide whether other individuals, including other family members, may visit with the…
  • May 11

    New York Appellate Court Reverses Order Requiring Supervised Visitation Between Mother and Teenage Children

    New York Appellate Court Reverses Order Requiring Supervised Visitation Between Mother and Teenage Children
    A mother appealed an order restricting her access to her two teenage children to supervised visits, arguing that the court failed to follow proper procedure and therefore deprived her of due process. The Appellate Division ruled in her favor…
  • May 4

    Emancipation May Release a Parent from a Child Support Obligation Under New York Law

    Emancipation May Release a Parent from a Child Support Obligation Under New York Law
    Children are entitled to support from their parent(s) or guardian(s) (or “parents” as a shorthand) until they reach the age of majority, or until one or more specific events occur. They are also obligated to abide by their…
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New York Divorce Blog

New York Divorce Blog

By Bruce Provda.

http://www.nydivorcefirm.com/blog
  • May 18

    Domestic Violence and Colorado Legal System

    Domestic Violence and Colorado Legal System
    A vast majority of Colorado’s habitual domestic violence offenders are not convicted despite a state law that was passed in 2000 allowing prosecutors to charge people facing their fourth domestic-violence related misdemeanor as felons…
  • May 6

    The Great Divorce Divide – Unfair Policies for Poor Parent

    The Great Divorce Divide – Unfair Policies for Poor Parent
    A troubling practice prevalent in the US legal system is the incarceration of poor parents who fail to pay child support. The Office of Child Support Enforcement reports that approximately 70 percent of unpaid child support debt is owed by…
  • Apr 29

    Some Common Myths of Divorce

    Some Common Myths of Divorce
    There are several myths surrounding the legal process of divorce. People tend to think that either divorce is a messy emotional battle or it is a simple process of signing some papers. In reality, the legal process of divorce is quite…
Rank this Week: 2049

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber,…

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber, PLLC

Covers bankruptcy, family law, foreclosure, and real estate law in New York.

http://vaughnweberlaw.com
  • May 18

    Beware When Accepting a Debt Settlement Offer

    Beware When Accepting a Debt Settlement Offer
    Forgiven debt may be taxable by the IRS! The Second Circuit has ruled that debt collectors don’t need to warn clients of the potential tax liabilities associated when making a settlement offer for less than the full amount owed. In…
  • May 4

    Divorce and Interesting Issues with Child Support and/or Maintenance

    Divorce and Interesting Issues with Child Support and/or Maintenance
    In New York, determining maintenance (spousal support or alimony) can be a burdensome task.  This task can become more complicated in situations where one spouse is receiving disability or a long term/permanent personal injury settlement…
  • May 1

    Standing in Landlord Tenant Court

    Standing in Landlord Tenant Court
    Standing in Landlord Tenant Court Standing is an affirmative defense that finds its way into many Answers in Landlord Tenant Court.  Standing refers to the right of the petitioner/landlord to bring the case in the first place.  The…
Rank this Week: 4620

Texas Family Law Blog

Texas Family Law Blog

Covers divorce, child custody, child support, visitation, property division and enforcement in Texas. By Cary & Lippincott.

http://texfamlaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 18

    Premarital Education Course

    Premarital Education Course
    Couples applying for a marriage license in the State of Texas are encouraged to attend a free premarital education course.  Couples who take the course can waive a portion of the marriage license fee and waive the 72-hour waiting period…
  • Jul 30

    How Should a Texas Employer Handle a Wage Withholding Order/Notice?

    How Should a Texas Employer Handle a Wage Withholding Order/Notice?
    You’ve just received a document entitled “Order/Notice to Withhold Income for Child Support,” or some similar title, related to one of your employees.  Now what? First, do not ignore this document! A Texas employer who…
  • Apr 28

    Identify Theft Meets eFiling: Protecting Sensitive Data in Pleading

    Identify Theft Meets eFiling: Protecting Sensitive Data in Pleading
    What’s a lawyer to do?Texas statutes require that all pleading include certain identifying information for named parties: full legal names, portions of social security numbers, and portions of drivers’ license numbers, while…
Rank this Week: 666

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • May 18

    What is an Arkansas Probate?

    What is an Arkansas Probate?
    The word “probate” comes from the Latin verb probare, which means “to try, test, prove, or examine.” (H/T to Wikipedia.) This is important for two reasons. First, it illustrates that probate, much like Latin, is…
  • Apr 3

    Putting a face to the “plain language” debate

    Putting a face to the “plain language” debate
    Lawyers should be servants. This is never easy. In fact, it’s usually pretty hard. The billed hour and the adversarial system and the looming cloud of malpractice does not naturally encourage us to be “others-centered.” We…
  • Feb 13

    Covenant Marriage Interview on KARK 4

    Covenant Marriage Interview on KARK 4
    Here’s the actual news story, which I talked about here:   And here is some additional interview footage. Some is awkward, some is good, I think. The post Covenant Marriage Interview on KARK 4 appeared first on Wilson &…
Rank this Week: 1556

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/
  • May 18

    Choosing an Attorney in North Carolina-Six Must Ask Question

    Choosing an Attorney in North Carolina-Six Must Ask Question
    First, I am a North Carolina trial attorney, a litigator, a problem and dispute solver. My job is to resolve disputes (by trial or otherwise) as quickly, efficiently and in the most advantageous fashion for my client. So, if I win at trial a…
  • May 14

    NC Community Association Legislative Roundup – May 14, 2015

    NC Community Association Legislative Roundup – May 14, 2015
    Thursday, April 30, 2015 was the all-important “crossover deadline” in the North Carolina General Assembly. Without getting too much into the weeds, bills that are “non-budget” must generally have passed one…
  • May 6

    Pool Rules – A Confusing World

    Pool Rules – A Confusing World
    With warmer weather, we’re getting our usual barrage of pool questions.  Many deal with appropriate pool rules and pool signs.  Without question, pool issues are one of the more confusing areas of our practice in that there…
Rank this Week: 1585

AmeriTrust Law Group LLC Legal…

AmeriTrust Law Group LLC Legal Blog

Covers bankruptcy, foreclosure, civil litigation, personal injury, and immigration news.

http://www.ameritrustlawgroup.com/legal-blog/
  • May 18

    Turner Grain Bankruptcy Moves into Chapter 7 Liquidation

    Turner Grain Bankruptcy Moves into Chapter 7 Liquidation
    The contentious bankruptcy of Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley took an important turn on Thursday May 14, 2015 when a federal bankruptcy judge agreed to convert the company’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy into Chapter 7 liquidation.…
  • May 12

    American Eagle Energy Filed Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    American Eagle Energy Filed Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
    American Eagle Energy filed chapter 11 bankruptcy after falling crude oil prices hurt the Colorado-based company. American Eagle Energy purchases and develops oil across oil fields in Montana and North Dakota. The company missed an interest…
  • May 4

    Corinthian Colleges Files Bankruptcy, Closes Doors, and Leaves Students Without Degree

    Corinthian Colleges Files Bankruptcy, Closes Doors, and Leaves Students Without Degree
    The for-profit career school Corinthian Colleges Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection on May 4, 2015 and closed 28 of its schools across the country. Over 16,000 students were enrolled in the schools when they closed, and these students must…
Rank this Week: 1892

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Covers divorce and family law in Illinois.

http://www.divorce-attorney-illinois.com/
  • May 18

    Five Ways Illinois Couples Can Adopt Children

    Five Ways Illinois Couples Can Adopt Children
    For many Illinois couples, adoption is the right way to add a child to their family. This decision is often an emotional one and changes not only the adoptive parents’ lives, but the life of the adopted child and any of the…
  • May 11

    Lawyers Challenge Joliet Cops to Charity Softball Game

    Lawyers Challenge Joliet Cops to Charity Softball Game
    JOLIET – Usually cops and lawyers play hardball. But the Barristers and Counsel of Will County have challenged members of the Joliet Police Department to play a 12-inch softball game this summer, with proceeds from ticket sales going to…
  • May 11

    Talking to Children about Divorce

    Talking to Children about Divorce
    If you have recently made the decision to end your marriage, your child has undoubtedly picked up on the feelings of tension and imminent change between you and your spouse. If you are currently going through the divorce process or even if…
Rank this Week: 3808

Family-In-Law

Family-In-Law

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

http://family-in-law.com/
  • May 18

    Marriage Equality is Almost Here! So Now What?

    Marriage Equality is Almost Here! So Now What?
    With oral arguments behind us and a decision in Obergefell v. Hodges expected in early June, it’s likely just a few short weeks before the Supreme ... The post Marriage Equality is Almost Here! So Now What? appeared first on…
  • Apr 30

    Five Reasons Every Millennial Needs a Marriage Plan

    Five Reasons Every Millennial Needs a Marriage Plan
    Marriage is changing. Though that’s hardly big news anymore. Heck.  You can’t even listen to a Supreme Court oral argument without being hit with arguments about ... The post Five Reasons Every Millennial Needs a…
  • Apr 10

    Can My Therapy Records Be Subpoenaed in a Divorce?

    Can My Therapy Records Be Subpoenaed in a Divorce?
    Pining for Privacy In the age of ubiquitous social media and the twenty-four hour news cycle, expectations of privacy aren’t what they used to be.  ... The post Can My Therapy Records Be Subpoenaed in a Divorce? appeared first on…
Rank this Week: 1549

Family Law Topics

Family Law Topics

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

http://www.familylawtopics.com/
  • May 18

    WARNING: Facebook is Not Private, Especially in Divorce Litigation

    WARNING: Facebook is Not Private, Especially in Divorce Litigation
    Facebook is perhaps the largest and, at least among adults, the most frequently used social networking site.  Users willingly and regularly post information regarding friends, hobbies, locations, relationship status, likes/dislikes,…
  • May 15

    Damn The Contract, I Want To Use The Embryo

    Damn The Contract, I Want To Use The Embryo
    The Sofia Vergara / Nick Loeb fight over the frozen embryos they created has cast a public eye on very personal issues.  While their case is only beginning, I represent someone in Illinois who has been involved in the exact same fight…
  • Apr 16

    Imputing Retained Earnings of a Sub-S Corporation for Purposes of Support

    Imputing Retained Earnings of a Sub-S Corporation for Purposes of Support
    The issue of whether a certain type of business profit should be considered personal income for support purposes has always been a difficult one.  A recent Illinois Appellate Court decision may have clarified the issue. By way of…
Rank this Week: 4731

HeyAnnette

HeyAnnette

Covers Arizona family law. By Annette T. Burns.

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

    Monday Morning Minute: Finding Halfway Point

    Monday Morning Minute: Finding Halfway Point
    Did you know that www.meetways.com can help parents find halfway points to meet, including for exchanges?  It can also filter to find specific places that are approximately between two points, like coffee or pizza places.  Just fill…
  • Apr 8

    Changes to Rule 12 Raise Questions About Who Has to Record Child Interview

    Changes to Rule 12 Raise Questions About Who Has to Record Child Interview
    Rule 12, Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure, regarding “Court Interviews of Children” was changed effective January 1, 2015.  The changes are significant.  The old version stated (in toto): On motion of any party, or…
  • Mar 24

    Children In Between Online – Online Parenting Course

    Children In Between Online – Online Parenting Course
    I’ve been referring some clients and parenting coordination parties to online parenting education at Children in Between Online (CIBO).   I became aware of this online course through a seminar presentation in January.   I took…
Rank this Week: 3428

Llabona Law Blog

Llabona Law Blog

Covers Florida family law issues.

http://www.llabona.com/blog/
  • May 17

    Unavoidable Run-ins with the Ex

    Unavoidable Run-ins with the Ex
    Have you have been through a high conflict divorce? If so, it’s likely you feel that your ex-spouse is unbearable. You probably can’t stand to be anywhere near him or her. This is normal, and to be expected. But when it comes to…
  • May 10

    Family Life After Divorce

    Family Life After Divorce
    Huffington Post’s “Blended Family Friday” series can bring hope to those who have just gone through divorce. Each week, the site features a different family’s story and explains how they have worked to blend their two…
  • May 3

    Shared Parenting Makes Sense

    Shared Parenting Makes Sense
    Being a single parent is stressful. Not only is it hard, but according to statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the U.S. Census Bureau, children raised by a single parent are more likely to…
Rank this Week: 3485

Divorce: New York

Divorce: New York

By Neil Cahn, PLLC.

http://www.divorceny.com/
  • May 17

    Attorney’s Charging Lien Enforced Against Child Support Arrear

    Attorney’s Charging Lien Enforced Against Child Support Arrear
    In its May 1, 2015 decision in Mura v. Mura, the Appellate Division, Fourth Department, affirmed an order of Monroe County Supreme Court Justice Richard A. Dollinger that enforced an ex-wife’s attorney’s charging…
  • May 13

    “Marital” Debt Incurred After Post-Divorce Action Commencement

    “Marital” Debt Incurred After Post-Divorce Action Commencement
    Among other errors the Appellate Division, Second Department, addressed in its May 6, 2015 decision in Sawin v. Sawin, was the award to the wife of an $8,000 credit for her post-divorce action assumption of a $16,000 credit card debt. At…
  • May 12

    Crediting Child Support For College Room And Board Payments: Sawin II

    Crediting Child Support For College Room And Board Payments: Sawin II
    A parent who pays all or some portion of a child’s college room and board expenses is often entitled to a credit against that parent’s base child support obligation. The Appellate Division, Second Department, in its May 6, 2015…
Rank this Week: 3651

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/
  • May 17

    New Best Interest Factors Signed Into Law

    New Best Interest Factors Signed Into Law
    The Minnesota legislature handed a bill to Governor Dayton, which he signed on May 15, 2015, which promulgates new best interest factors for family courts to consider in child custody proceedings. They are as follows: (1) a child’s…
  • Apr 16

    Should Minnesota Change How Child Support is Calculated?

    Should Minnesota Change How Child Support is Calculated?
    There is change in the air, as it pertains to calculating child support in Minnesota. Currently, child support is calculated based upon the combined income of two parents, and a computation of fixed child support based upon each…
  • Jan 14

    Irretrievable Breakdown of the Marriage

    Irretrievable Breakdown of the Marriage
    When petitioning for a divorce in Minnesota, the requesting party must assert under oath that there has been an “irretrievable breakdown of the marriage.”  That is to say, the marriage cannot be saved. There is no need for…
Rank this Week: 1362

Pendleton Judicial Training…

Pendleton Judicial Training Updates

The official repository of the "Minnesota Judicial Training Updates," which provides judicial tips for judges and attorneys.

http://www.PendletonUpdates.com
  • May 15

    “Paradee” Motions – What Judges Need to Know: Seven Basic Facts & Two Sample Orders (15-09)

    “Paradee” Motions – What Judges Need to Know: Seven Basic Facts & Two Sample Orders (15-09)
    What is a “Paradee” Motion? Criminal defendants have a broad right to discovery in order to prepare and present a defense. When a defendant requests records that are subject to the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act or other…
  • Apr 29

    TOP TEN LIST – FUNNY JUDICIAL QUOTES: Judges can be funny too, sometimes (15-08)

    TOP TEN LIST – FUNNY JUDICIAL QUOTES: Judges can be funny too, sometimes (15-08)
    FUNNY JUDICIAL QUOTES: In honor of this being the 100th Judicial Training Update issued since 2010 I offer a bit of uncharacteristic judicial humor. If anyone has ever questioned whether judges too have a sense of humor, you need look…
  • Apr 12

    Criminal Motions for Judgment of Acquittal (15-07)

    Criminal Motions for Judgment of Acquittal (15-07)
    Ten Basic Facts & One Special Rule for Circumstantial Evidence Cases: The Mandatory Two-Step “Al-Naseer/Silvernail” Analysis: Motions for Judgment of Acquittal are made in almost all criminal cases. There are 10 basic facts…
Rank this Week: 1869

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Covers business law, civil litigation, civil rights, criminal defense, estates & trusts, family law, labor & employment, medical malpractice, personal injury, real estate, qui tam and workers' compensation.

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
  • May 15

    Want Help Deciding If The New Hire Is An Employee or an Independent Contractor? Try Remembering your ABC

    Want Help Deciding If The New Hire Is An Employee or an Independent Contractor? Try Remembering your ABC
    If you own a business, there’s a good chance you’ve been faced with the independent contractor vs. employee dilemma. The decision isn’t always an easy one to make and since an incorrect designation can have significant…
  • May 6

    Where Should You Incorporate Your New Business?

    Where Should You Incorporate Your New Business?
      Got an innovative idea? Starting a new business?  Decided to incorporate? Now what?! One of the first decisions a budding entrepreneur encounters when starting a new business is where to incorporate their new venture.  In my…
  • Apr 30

    When a Hostile Working Environment is Unlawfully "Hostile"

    When a Hostile Working Environment is Unlawfully "Hostile"
    As a labor and employment attorney, I am often asked by potential clients if they have a viable claim against their employer for being subjected to a “hostile working environment.” And why would they not? Many people feel they are…
Rank this Week: 2074

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
  • May 15

    Getting the family law client to behave

    Getting the family law client to behave
    A large but unsung part of a good family law attorney’s role is to get clients to behave well towards the opposing party. Not only is this role unsung, it often makes the attorney extremely unpopular with the client–especially in…
  • May 13

    Court of Appeals reverses termination of parental rights because child not eligible for adoption

    Court of Appeals reverses termination of parental rights because child not eligible for adoption
    The May 12, 2015 Court of Appeals opinion in SCDSS v. Williams reverses the family court’s decision to terminate Mother’s parental rights to her daughter because Child was not eligible for adoption and therefore the termination…
  • Apr 29

    South Carolina Supreme Court promulgates new rule for appointing mediators in family court

    South Carolina Supreme Court promulgates new rule for appointing mediators in family court
    An August 27, 2014 South Carolina Supreme Court order requires dismissal of family court actions if they are not resolved or set for trial within 365 days of filing. A March 14, 2013 Supreme Court order made most local counties subject to…
Rank this Week: 349

Tennessee Collaborative Divorce…

Tennessee Collaborative Divorce Blog

Covers family law. By Papa & Roberts, PLLC.

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

    Knowing when collaborative divorce is not the best option for a client

    Knowing when collaborative divorce is not the best option for a client
    While it is my bias that most divorcing couples can benefit from using the collaborative divorce process rather than going through divorce litigation, there is absolutely a subset of couples for whom litigation is the better choice.…
  • Apr 17

    Role of the Financial Neutral in Collaborative Divorce

    Role of the Financial Neutral in Collaborative Divorce
    Previous blog posts have discussed the fact that collaborative divorce is a team-based approach to divorce that allows parties to have the benefit of legal counsel, financial advice, and targeted emotional support both before and during the…
  • Feb 11

    The spirituality of collaborative divorce

    The spirituality of collaborative divorce
    Psychologists tell us that divorce is one of the most stressful events people experience in modern society, second only to the death of a spouse.  So when a couple decides to divorce they are almost by definition, extremely vulnerable…
Rank this Week: 1544

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Covers Virginia traffic and criminal law.

http://www.peterlouielaw.com/law-blog/
Rank this Week: 2435

Maryland Divorce Lawyer Blog

Maryland Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.marylanddivorcelawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2501

Iowa Family Law Blog

Iowa Family Law Blog

By Dickinson Mackaman Tyler & Hagen, PC.

http://www.dickinsonlaw.com/blog-search-page/?cat=22
Rank this Week: 578

Freed Marcroft Blog

Freed Marcroft Blog

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

http://freedmarcroft.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 1786

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By John S. Yohanan.

http://www.bayareadivorceattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1666

My Arizona Divorce Lawyer

My Arizona Divorce Lawyer

Provides analysis and commentary on family law matters in Arizona. By Gregg R. Woodnick, PLLC.

http://woodnicklaw.wordpress.com/
  • May 13

    The Top 5 Things to Consider Before Consulting with a Divorce Attorney

    The Top 5 Things to Consider Before Consulting with a Divorce Attorney
    None of us get married thinking that one day we will want a divorce. Most people begin marriages thinking that they will be with their spouse forever. Then, life happens. Some couples overcome difficult obstacles together, while others…
  • May 6

    Grandparents Should Not Be Afraid of the Legal System

    Grandparents Should Not Be Afraid of the Legal System
    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately 1 in 3 grandparent-maintained households did not have a biological parent present in the household. In Arizona in 2000, households that had grandparents living with grandchildren was higher…
  • Dec 8

    Holiday Parenting Plan

    Holiday Parenting Plan
    Holidays are a stressful time of the year, especially for divorced or separated couples. The financial burden that families face is not the only obstacle for families with parenting plans or other orders in place.  Dividing holiday time…
Rank this Week: 3774

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/
  • May 12

    Actor Patrick Dempsey and Spouse List Mansion for Sale in Divorce

    Actor Patrick Dempsey and Spouse List Mansion for Sale in Divorce
    Patrick Dempsey, best known for his starring role on Gray’s Anatomy, is getting divorced from his spouse, Jillian Fink, and the couple has listed their home (dubbed the “McDreamy McMansion”) for sale and are asking for $14.5…
  • May 10

    Court Dismisses Harold Hamm’s Ex-Wife’s Billion Dollar Appeal

    Court Dismisses Harold Hamm’s Ex-Wife’s Billion Dollar Appeal
    Oil industry billionaire Harold Hamm and his recent divorce (along with its billion dollar award) have been closely followed by the international media. According to a recent news article from NBC News, the Oklahoma Supreme Court has…
  • May 5

    Study: Children of Divorce in Shared Custody Less Stressed

    Study: Children of Divorce in Shared Custody Less Stressed
    Getting a divorce will undoubtedly impact minor children of the couple. There will certainly be a level of stress for the children, regardless of how things turn out for the couple, but, according to a recent study reported by CBS News, there…
Rank this Week: 1248

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/
  • May 12

    Presumption of MATERNITY in Texas?

    Presumption of MATERNITY in Texas?
    Did you know that the presumptions of paternity apply also to presumptions of maternity? Little known Texas Family Code section 160.106 says that the provision of Chapter 160 relating to the determination of paternity apply to a determination…
  • May 6

    What divorce custody arrangement is best for the kids?

    What divorce custody arrangement is best for the kids?
    In Texas, we have the Standard Possession Schedule, passed down to us by our Austin parenting experts, the Texas Legislature. It generally provides for the “non-primary” parent to have possession of the children alternating…
  • Apr 30

    Tribute to Judge James Martin, presiding Dallas family court judge

    Tribute to Judge James Martin, presiding Dallas family court judge
    On Sunday, April 19, 2015, the Dallas Family Courts lost one of their own. Presiding Judge James Martin lost his battle with lymphoma, leaving behind a legacy of advocacy for children. Judge Martin was elected to the Dallas Family Court bench…
Rank this Week: 4579

Updates in Michigan Family Law

Updates in Michigan Family Law

Covers adoption, annulment, child abuse, child custody and support, cohabitation, property division, domestic violence, divorce and separation. By Jeanne Hannah.

http://jeannehannah.typepad.com/blog_jeanne_hannah_traver/
  • May 12

    YikYak | Latest Social Media Tool Spews "Hate-Mail" & Cyberbullying

    YikYak | Latest Social Media Tool Spews "Hate-Mail" & Cyberbullying
    Cyber-bullying is out of control. The New York Times reports on Yik Yak the latest App used on college campuses to bully, harass, shame, embarrass and (yes) threaten coeds, college professors and others. Yik Yak allows users of the app to…
  • May 11

    Scotland Refuses to Allow Mother to Use Deceased Daughter's Egg

    Scotland Refuses to Allow Mother to Use Deceased Daughter's Egg
    In Scotland, Brody Family Law has posted that a mother has launched a judicial review challenge to the refusal by the Human Fertilization and Embryology Agency to permit her to have her dead daughter's frozen eggs, so that she can carry her…
  • May 6

    Monitoring Community Living for the Disabled

    Monitoring Community Living for the Disabled
    The lack of uniformity in policies regarding monitoring of licensed community living arrangements across states and the fact that many states require only minimal supervision raise concerns for parents of developmentally disable adolescents…
Rank this Week: 422

Texas Divorce Attorney Blog

Texas Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By McClure Law Group.

http://www.texasdivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • May 11

    Twins With Two Different Dads, Not Impossible

    Twins With Two Different Dads, Not Impossible
    It’s called superfecundation– while fertile, if a woman sleeps with two men during the same fertility cycle, she can conceive twins from two separate fathers. This is not very common, but it is not impossible. 1 out of every…
  • May 3

    RECENT TEXAS CASES INVOLVING THE RECOGNITION OF FOREIGN DIVORCE

    RECENT TEXAS CASES INVOLVING THE RECOGNITION OF FOREIGN DIVORCE
    There has been a lot of talk in this country lately about recognition of same-sex marriage and same-sex divorce, but what about recognition of foreign divorces?  In the melting pot that is the United States of America, divorce from…
  • May 1

    Special Provisions for Active Military Members under the Texas Family Code

    Special Provisions for Active Military Members under the Texas Family Code
    Are you currently serving in the military or know someone who is?  Texas is home to one of the largest populations of active military members in the nation.  As such, the Texas Family Code has specific statutes that address the…
Rank this Week: 1921

Merkle | Trublood | Adam Blog

Merkle | Trublood | Adam Blog

Covers Florida family and criminal law.

http://jacksonvillecriminalandfamilylawyers.com/blog/
  • May 11

    Jacksonville Divorce Lawyers Assist with Managing Finance

    Jacksonville Divorce Lawyers Assist with Managing Finance
    The dissolution of a marriage is financially taxing. Court fees, attorneys fees, and dividing assets that used to belong to both spouses are all financial downsides of filing for divorce. The expense of divorce has been cited as a…
  • May 7

    Recording Law Enforcement Could Be Criminal in Florida

    Recording Law Enforcement Could Be Criminal in Florida
    Over the past year, there has been a significant increase in the number of news stories regarding police-citizen confrontations and corresponding videos of the events. However, those making video of audio recordings of officers in Florida…
  • Apr 27

    Who Let the Drug Dogs Out? The Supreme Court Answers.

    Who Let the Drug Dogs Out? The Supreme Court Answers.
    The 4th Amendment protects individual’s right “to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated.”  These few words provide some of the…
Rank this Week: 2120

Ontario Family Law Blog

Ontario Family Law Blog

Covers family law and collaborative team practice issues. By Galbraith Family Law.

http://www.ontariofamilylawblog.com
  • May 11

    Separation Agreements - An Investment In Yourself

    Separation Agreements - An Investment In Yourself
    By Anna Preston It is no secret to anyone involved in the legal industry that family court is an expensive method to resolve the issues arising from separation. Frankly, it can hemorrhage a family financially.  One way to avoid huge…
  • Apr 13

    Kids and Divorce

    Kids and Divorce
    By Toni Nieuwhof You may have come to the point where you admit to yourself that your marriage is over. You haven't admitted it to anyone else because you were trying to make it work for the sake of your kids. But despite your best efforts to…
  • Mar 24

    Divorce Fear

    Divorce Fear
    By Thea Cameron, Lawyer Separation and Divorce: these words bring up feelings of pain, disappointment, fear, and uncertainty.   Are you worried about the way this will impact your children, and what the financial…
Rank this Week: 3413

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

By Alan Robert Burton.

http://www.bocaratondivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • May 11

    Appeals Court: Same-sex Couples may Divorce in Florida

    Appeals Court: Same-sex Couples may Divorce in Florida
    After same-sex marriage became legal in Florida on January 6, 2015, it seemed to many to be only natural that same-sex couples would also have the right to dissolve their marriages in Florida, as well. However, the ability to grant a same-sex…
  • May 4

    Divorce Papers Served to Husband on Facebook Account

    Divorce Papers Served to Husband on Facebook Account
    A woman in New York wanted to divorce her husband for years, however, she had repeated difficulty serving him with divorce papers as he had no permanent residence, no known employer, and could not be physically located. She reportedly tried…
  • Apr 21

    Child Custody Issues over Summer Vacation

    Child Custody Issues over Summer Vacation
    With the days getting warmer and longer, it means that the end of the 2014-2015 school year is approaching. Parents in Florida and across the United States are making plans for trips, choosing summer camps, and planning other activities to…
Rank this Week: 4635

Rochester Family Lawyer Blog

Rochester Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://rochesterfamilylawyer.korotkinlaw.com
  • May 10

    Service of Divorce Summons Over Facebook

    Service of Divorce Summons Over Facebook
    As the world is changing with emerging technologies, the courts are starting to accept new technologies and social media. In a recent decision, Baidoo v. Blood-Dzraku, 2015 NY Slip Op 25096 (Sup. Ct. New York Co. 2015), the court permitted…
  • Mar 28

    Enforcement of Payment Obligations Pursuant to Judgment of Divorce

    Enforcement of Payment Obligations Pursuant to Judgment of Divorce
    One of the issues that occurs in cases where a party is ordered to make spousal maintenance or child support after the judgment of divorce is entered, is that party may fail to make such payments. This brings up a question of what remedy…
  • Mar 1

    Enforceability of Prenuptial Agreement

    Enforceability of Prenuptial Agreement
    Prenuptial agreements can be used to resolve issues related to spousal maintenance, equitable distribution, and other issues that may come up in the event the parties decide to divorce. While I have previously written about different issues…
Rank this Week: 1000

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/
  • May 10

    Ryder v. Ryder - Divorce Agreements Must be Carefully Drafted

    Ryder v. Ryder - Divorce Agreements Must be Carefully Drafted
    One fact that is difficult for many divorcing couples to grasp is that just because something is ordered in family court does not mean third parties must adhere to it. A common example is when a husband is absolved of making mortgage…
  • Apr 20

    Indiana Divorce Often Stems From Major Life Challenges, Change

    Indiana Divorce Often Stems From Major Life Challenges, Change
    While most of us get married believing the union is going to weather life's storms, the reality is those storms get the best of many of us. Some of the major life changes that often precede divorce include:IllnessJob changesHaving…
  • Apr 5

    Ball State University v. Irons - Parent Seeks Tuition Payment From Divorce Settlement

    Ball State University v. Irons - Parent Seeks Tuition Payment From Divorce Settlement
    Indiana law allows parents to seek modification of child support such that the other parent be responsible to pay a portion of the child's post-secondary education expenses, even though the child is no longer legally a minor. In the case of…
Rank this Week: 4980