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Fort Lauderdale Divorce Lawyer…

Fort Lauderdale Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, custody, and child support. By Sandy T. Fox, P.A.

http://www.fortlauderdaledivorcelawyerblog.com/
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Kaminetzky & Associates, P.C. Blog

Kaminetzky & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers New York family law.

http://www.kaminetzkylaw.com/category/divorce-law/
  • Jul 14

    What is the Difference between Legal Advice and Legal Information? How does that Affect the Mediators’ Role?

    What is the Difference between Legal Advice and Legal Information? How does that Affect the Mediators’ Role?
    People often ask: how do you reconcile the role of the mediator and the role of the attorney when you are doing mediation? When doing a mediation, the mediators’ role is to help the people decide for themselves what course of action…
  • Jun 29

    What is a Motion for Attorney’s Fees?

    What is a Motion for Attorney’s Fees?
    There are several different types of instances within a divorce where one might want to ask the court for attorney’s fees. In a matrimonial action, we might make a motion “pendente lite,” which means “pending the…
  • Jun 14

    What is a Waiver of Estate Rights?

    What is a Waiver of Estate Rights?
    In New York, your spouse has something called a right of election. What this means is that no matter what you want to leave them in your will, they have a right to $50,000 plus one third of your estate. So for instance if you die with a will…
Rank this Week: 1293

Divorce & Family Law Blog

Divorce & Family Law Blog

Offers advice for people dealing with divorce, legal separation and child custody issues. By Patrick Markey, P.C.

http://www.markeylaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 14

    Illinois Has New Child Support Laws as of July 1, 2017

    Illinois Has New Child Support Laws as of July 1, 2017
    The percentage guidelines (20%, 28%, 32%, etc.) are gone. If you are setting child support after July 1, 2017, the court will apply what is called the "Income Shares" Model. A version of the Income Shares model is used in 39 other states so…
  • Sep 29

    New Illinois Child Support Law Starting 7/1/17

    New Illinois Child Support Law Starting 7/1/17
    Beginning next July 2017, Illinois family law courts will now calculate child support based upon the parent's combined income and based on the parenting time allocated. The calculations for child support will come from the state sometime…
  • Oct 26

    New and Improved Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act to take effect January 1, 2016

    New and Improved Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act to take effect January 1, 2016
    Governor Rauner signed SB 57 this year which was a major overhaul of Illinois Divorce Law. The current divorce statute (called the IMDMA) was enacted in 1977. Much has changed in society and family dynamics since then. This legislation was…
Rank this Week: 2758

Alabama Criminal and Family Lawyer…

Alabama Criminal and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers family and criminal law. By Skier & Associates.

http://www.alabamacriminalandfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 14

    Recent Successes for our Pardon Applicant Client

    Recent Successes for our Pardon Applicant Client
    The waiting period is long (3-4 years in some cases) so I encourage anyone eligible for a pardon to act immediately.
  • Jun 27

    The Grand Jury — A Mysterious Process Explained

    The Grand Jury — A Mysterious Process Explained
    Because of some recent news regarding a high profile case with which I was involved, there has been a good deal of discussion of the Grand Jury process and how it works. To many, even within the legal community, Grand Juries are…
  • Jun 1

    Changing Guidelines for Federal Prosecutors Leads to Uncertainty

    Changing Guidelines for Federal Prosecutors Leads to Uncertainty
    The bottom line for people facing federal charges is that, in all likelihood, federal sentencing is about to get more severe and there will be fewer opportunities to negotiate for lower sentence
Rank this Week: 1637

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

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

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Jul 13

    Terrorism : all the fault of divorcees (apparently)

    Terrorism : all the fault of divorcees (apparently)
    I read the headline in The Brief this morning as I got in the car to drive to chambers: Family breakdown causes terrorism, says former judge  I didn’t get much past the headline before I threw the phone on the passenger seat and…
  • Jul 9

    The theatre of legalese? Oh, please…

    The theatre of legalese? Oh, please…
    If you’re anything like me this headline got your hackles right up : ‘Is the theatre of the family courts – where legalese often takes over – really helpful?’ No, thunk I. It’s not helpful. But it’s…
  • Jun 22

    Cowboys of the wild west?

    Cowboys of the wild west?
    Some context on the influence of fee-charging McKenzie Friends in family law [Ed : This is a guest post from Leanne Smith (@leanneslaw) and Emma Hitchings. I am very grateful to them for taking the time to respond to my blog post about their…
Rank this Week: 4115

DuPage County Divorce Attorneys…

DuPage County Divorce Attorneys Blog

By Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC.

http://www.mkfmlaw.com/dupageattorney
  • Jul 13

    Software Could Help in the Fight Against Workplace Sexual Harassment

    Software Could Help in the Fight Against Workplace Sexual Harassment
    A few weeks ago, a post on this blog discussed the problems that a prominent tech company faced following allegations of widespread sexual harassment and attitudes that permeated the culture of the organization. In the months since, a former…
  • Jul 5

    Adopting Your Stepchildren

    Adopting Your Stepchildren
    Stepfamilies are becoming more and more common in the United States as the divorce rate remains high. While in many cases, the ex-spouse (or other biological parent) will continue to be involved in the lives of his or her children after…
  • Jun 30

    The Two Types of Workplace Sexual Harassment

    The Two Types of Workplace Sexual Harassment
    Title VII of The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or nationality. Unfortunately, illegal discrimination in the workplace still occurs. A prominent example of such discrimination…
Rank this Week: 1386

International Family Law

International Family Law

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

http://www.internationalfamilylawfirm.com/
  • Jul 13

    Monaco’s New Law on International Private Law

    Monaco’s New Law on International Private Law
    Jeremy D. MorleyOn June 28, 2017 Monaco adopted a new Law on Private International Law. It sets forth the rules concerning divorce jurisdiction, authorizes spousal selection of the law to govern marital regimes, and provides rules concerning…
  • Jul 11

    India’s Chief Justice and India’s Status as a Safe Haven for International Child Abduction

    India’s Chief Justice and India’s Status as a Safe Haven for International Child Abduction
    by Jeremy D. MorleyOn July 8, 2017 the Chief Justice of India, Hon’ble Shri Jagdish Singh Khehar, addressed the issue of India’s failure to sign the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, in a…
  • Jul 5

    Country Report: Mexico

    Country Report: Mexico
    The U.S. State Department has just issued its 2017 Annual Report on International Parental Child Abduction under the International Child Abduction Prevention and Return Act (ICAPRA). The following is the Country Summary and related…
Rank this Week: 961

Texas Family Law Blog

Texas Family Law Blog

Covers family law in Texas. By Hutton Law, PLLC.

http://www.austintexaslegal.com/Blog/
  • Jul 13

    The Worst Financial Mistakes You Can Make During A Divorce

    The Worst Financial Mistakes You Can Make During A Divorce
    During a divorce you are going to go through some of the worst times you have ever experienced. That is why many people make financial mistakes, too much is going on all at one time. Making a financial mistake will only make the experience…
  • Jun 26

    Preparing for a Divorce in Texa

    Preparing for a Divorce in Texa
    Being in the position of having a potential divorce is often one of the worst times in a person’s life.  Should you think you have reached that point in your life where your marriage is past any point of being repaired and you…
  • Jun 7

    The Basics of Filing for Divorce in Texa

    The Basics of Filing for Divorce in Texa
    Going through divorce is a long and complicated process it doesn’t help that it happens to be one of the most emotional times of many people’s lives.  It is also a process that has been stigmatized for years.  As such,…
Rank this Week: 2040

Long Island Family Law and…

Long Island Family Law and Mediation Blog

Covers family law and mediation. By Law and Mediation Office of Darren M. Shapiro, P.C.

http://www.longislandfamilylawandmediation.com/
  • Jul 13

    TEN NEW YORK DIVORCE FAQS

    TEN NEW YORK DIVORCE FAQS
    Addressing your Most Frequently Asked Divorce Questions As a divorce attorney, I do my best to keep my clients informed and educated about each step of their divorce procedure. Often, this means answering some of the most common questions…
  • Jul 5

    Who Is Responsible for Student-Loan Debt in New York Divorce Proceedings?

    Who Is Responsible for Student-Loan Debt in New York Divorce Proceedings?
    When a marriage is ending, unless there is a valid agreement between the parties, it is left up to the judge to determine the financial responsibilities of the parties in what they call in New York equitable distribution. In most cases, this…
  • Jun 28

    Spousal Maintenance Payments in New York, and How to Collect Missed Payment

    Spousal Maintenance Payments in New York, and How to Collect Missed Payment
    When a marriage is in the process of coming to an end, it is common for one spouse to make payments to the other spouse not just throughout the pendency of the divorce proceeding but also moving forward on a permanent or semi-permanent basis.…
Rank this Week: 1757

Family Law Topics

Family Law Topics

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

http://www.familylawtopics.com/
  • Jul 12

    LGBTQ Health Care Issues on the Horizon

    LGBTQ Health Care Issues on the Horizon
    One of the issues that many people must consider when going through a divorce is health care costs.  How do you even begin to navigate what you should anticipate for health care costs going forward, especially with the possible reality…
  • Jun 30

    The Background and History of Pride Month

    The Background and History of Pride Month
    Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP is committed to gender identity and sexual orientation equality and diversity.  The firm has represented many LGBTQ couples in a variety of family law cases, created an LGBTQ committee and conducts and…
  • Apr 20

    Legalizing Recreational Marijuana in Illinoi

    Legalizing Recreational Marijuana in Illinoi
    Attitudes toward recreational marijuana use are continuing to evolve, with the idea becoming more and more acceptable to more and more people.  In fact, the push to legalize marijuana on a recreational level continues in Illinois.…
Rank this Week: 4639

Main Line Pennsylvania Family Law…

Main Line Pennsylvania Family Law Blog

By Bookspan Family Law Associates, LLC.

http://www.mainlinepafamilylawblog.com/
  • Jul 12

    Charging an Ex Spouse Rent in Pennsylvania Divorce

    Charging an Ex Spouse Rent in Pennsylvania Divorce
    When can rent be charged to a Spouse living in the Marital Home Alone? Spouses that have been displaced from their marital home during divorce proceedings may find themselves put in the position of paying for a home they have no ability to…
  • Mar 13

    Is Bifurcation an Option?

    Is Bifurcation an Option?
    Is there something I can do to move my divorce along?  This is a question asked frequently when a divorce is dragging on.  Divorces can be drawn out  because the parties are unable to reach agreement,  because of…
  • Feb 15

    Be Wise About Your Finances During Marriage and Divorce

    Be Wise About Your Finances During Marriage and Divorce
    The old saying goes that marriage is about love and divorce is about money.   No matter how wonderful your marriage is, it is a good idea to be knowledgeable about your assets and debts.  No matter how amicable you think your…
Rank this Week: 3381

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/
  • Jul 11

    In The Family Part Of The Superior Court of New Jersey, This Is How Our Attorney’s Prepare For Trial

    In The Family Part Of The Superior Court of New Jersey, This Is How Our Attorney’s Prepare For Trial
    In over 20 years of family law and divorce practice here in my hometown of East Brunswick, New Jersey, I can assure you that we strive to settle our cases. However, it is essential that your lawyer will not “blink” when our…
  • Jun 14

    Is A “Right of First Refusal” Automatic For Parenting Time In New Jersey?

    Is A “Right of First Refusal” Automatic For Parenting Time In New Jersey?
    No. As seasoned parenting time lawyers, the attorneys at our law firm appreciate that while most New Jersey Family Court judges prefer to grant a parent the right of first refusal, the court’s decision shall always be driven by the best…
  • May 16

    OMG I Have Been Served On Facebook!

    OMG I Have Been Served On Facebook!
    The ability to serve an individual with a lawsuit on Facebook and other popular social media and social networking services.is quickly becoming a reality under New Jersey law. In a recent case, an adopted ten-year-old child was being harassed…
Rank this Week: 3451

Family Diplomacy: A Collaborative…

Family Diplomacy: A Collaborative Law Firm

Covers collaborative divorce, family law, and mediation. By Adam B. Cordover.

http://familydiplomacy.com/blog
  • Jul 11

    Pictures: Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals 2017 Conference

    Pictures: Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals 2017 Conference
    In June 2017, the Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals held its fifth annual conference right here in Tampa.  The theme of the conference was “Get In On The Act,” in celebration of the recent passage of the…
  • Jul 11

    Pictures: Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals 2017 Conference

    Pictures: Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals 2017 Conference
    In June 2017, the Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals held its fifth annual conference right here in Tampa.  The theme of the conference was “Get In On The Act,” in celebration of the recent passage of the…
  • Jul 7

    Video: Collaborative Professionals Discuss New Collaborative Law & Rule

    Video: Collaborative Professionals Discuss New Collaborative Law & Rule
    In the video below, from the Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals, attorneys, mental health professionals, and financial professionals discuss the new collaborative divorce statutes and rules: The Collaborative Law Process Act, also…
Rank this Week: 2121

Pennsylvania Family Law Blog

Pennsylvania Family Law Blog

Shares stories and information about topics relevant to Pennsylvania Family Law. By Steven R. Tabano and Associates.

http://www.tabanolaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 10

    Misunderstanding the Type of Retirement Plan to Be Divided in a Divorce:

    Misunderstanding the Type of Retirement Plan to Be Divided in a Divorce:
    This is probably one of the most common mistakes in settlement agreements and even final judgments, since often times attorneys prepare the final judgment which the judge simply signs. It often erroneously states “retirement plan”…
  • Apr 30

    Has Your Spouse Changed Their Financial Habits? Divorce Might Be Next!

    Has Your Spouse Changed Their Financial Habits? Divorce Might Be Next!
    Has Your Spouse Changed Their Financial Habits? Divorce Might Be Next! While divorce rates hover around 50% for first time marriages (and higher than that for subsequent unions), the reasons for splitting up often center around finances.…
  • Mar 29

    Pennsylvania Support – Requesting Payment for Unreimbursed Medical Expense

    Pennsylvania Support – Requesting Payment for Unreimbursed Medical Expense
    March 31 is the deadline to request reimbursement for medical expenses for bills received during the prior year. In child support cases, the party that is receiving child support pays the first $250 in unreimbursed expenses per child. …
Rank this Week: 3720

Creative Resolutions Blog

Creative Resolutions Blog

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

http://www.newyorkdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 10

    Second Marriages: Why a Prenuptial Agreement is Wise

    Second Marriages: Why a Prenuptial Agreement is Wise
    As we get older we’re supposed to get wiser. In fact, I would rank increased wisdom at the very top of the benefits of aging. So why do so many people enter their second or even third marriages ignoring what they know? The statistics…
  • Jun 13

    Parental Alienation—Bringing Conspiracy Theories into the Home

    Parental Alienation—Bringing Conspiracy Theories into the Home
    Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been in the news lately, and it’s not just for the warped claims he makes on his website and television show “Info Wars.” (Outlets which regularly disseminate Jones’ claims that…
  • Apr 13

    “Throuple”: A Case of Polyamorous Custody

    “Throuple”: A Case of Polyamorous Custody
    An interesting decision out of Suffolk County recently established custodial rights of a non-biological parent who was part of a polyamorous relationship. In Dawn M. v. Michael M., the court essentially affirmed the validity of a…
Rank this Week: 4638

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

Covers family law in South Carolina.

http://www.scfamilylaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 10

    Family Law FAQ: I Own a Business and Am Facing Divorce. Why is it So Important for Me to Hire an Experienced Legal Team to Represent Me?

    Family Law FAQ: I Own a Business and Am Facing Divorce. Why is it So Important for Me to Hire an Experienced Legal Team to Represent Me?
    If you are facing a South Carolina divorce as a business owner, you may have already encountered the painful reality of equitable division. Equitable division refers to the process of splitting up a couple's marital assets and debts. This…
  • Jul 5

    Why You Need a Highly Qualified Legal Team to Handle Your International Family Law Issue

    Why You Need a Highly Qualified Legal Team to Handle Your International Family Law Issue
    Each day our world becomes more interconnected. It's never been easier to communicate with those who live several time zones away; to travel just about anywhere, or even to maintain homes in multiple countries around the world. This means it…
  • Jul 4

    Happy 4th of July

    Happy 4th of July
    We would like to wish all of our clients, readers, colleagues, and friends a very Happy Fourth of July.  Our office will be closed in observance of this holiday on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, but will re-open during normal business hours on…
Rank this Week: 1557

Georgia Family Law Blog

Georgia Family Law Blog

Discusses various aspects of family law in Georgia. By Lunn Law LLC.

http://attorneytiffanyrlunnblog.com/
  • Jul 8

    Heroin Addiction A Major Reason For Placement in Foster Care In Georgia

    Heroin Addiction A Major Reason For Placement in Foster Care In Georgia
    According to official records, two out of every three children are placed in foster care because of parental substance abuse. The number is only increasing.  It shows that the “war on drugs” is definitely not won or over.…
  • Jul 8

    Heroin Addiction A Major Reason For Placement in Foster Care In Georgia

    Heroin Addiction A Major Reason For Placement in Foster Care In Georgia
    According to official records, two out of every three children are placed in foster care because of parental substance abuse. The number is only increasing.  It shows that the “war on drugs” is definitely not won or over.…
  • Feb 27

    Weapons of Choice: Unfounded Allegations of Abuse To Gain Advantage

    Weapons of Choice: Unfounded Allegations of Abuse To Gain Advantage
    A problem is brewing just below the surface in family law.  This problem is immoral and stains the real stories of true victims.  It is zapping judicial resources to try to get at the heart of the truth.  These resources are…
Rank this Week: 4612

Arizona Law Group Family Law Blog

Arizona Law Group Family Law Blog

Attorney Scott David Stewart answers questions and covers a variety of family law related topics.

http://www.arizonalawgroup.com/blog/
  • Jul 8

    Parenting Plan in Child Custody Modification with Addiction Recovery for Mom

    Parenting Plan in Child Custody Modification with Addiction Recovery for Mom
    Parenting plan agreement with parenting time and legal decision-making terms adopted by court. Mother ordered into addiction recovery in post-decree child custody modification; with discovery Read More The post Parenting Plan in Child Custody…
  • Jun 23

    Breath Tests Taken Before Defendant Contacted Counsel in Aggravated DUI

    Breath Tests Taken Before Defendant Contacted Counsel in Aggravated DUI
    In this Arizona criminal case, defendant was convicted of aggravated DUI. He appealed his conviction, arguing the trial court erred in denying his motion to Read More The post Breath Tests Taken Before Defendant Contacted Counsel in…
  • Jun 8

    Arizona Medical Marijuana Card Affirmative Defense to Drug DUI

    Arizona Medical Marijuana Card Affirmative Defense to Drug DUI
    Defendants were medical marijuana cardholders convicted of drug DUI for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of marijuana or its metabolite. Were defendants Read More The post Arizona Medical Marijuana Card Affirmative Defense…
Rank this Week: 1895

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

By Alan Robert Burton.

http://www.bocaratondivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 6

    Child Custody, Domestic Violence, and the Hague Convention

    Child Custody, Domestic Violence, and the Hague Convention
    When a court is called upon to create a parenting plan and a time-sharing schedule, the court is required to consider the factors found in Florida Statute 61.13(3). The best interests of the minor children involved in the proceeding should…
  • Jul 5

    Permanent Alimony is Still Alive and Well in Florida

    Permanent Alimony is Still Alive and Well in Florida
    Although there have been several recent attempts to abolish permanent alimony in Florida, all those recent attempts have failed.  Permanent alimony is still alive and well in the State of Florida. So what does this mean to you, either as…
  • Jul 4

    Relocation; Are You Ready to Move With Your Children?

    Relocation; Are You Ready to Move With Your Children?
    Relocating from Florida with minor children can often times present a challenging situation.  The Court must engage in a balancing test between the rights of the parent wishing to relocate against the rights of the stay behind parent.…
Rank this Week: 196

Kentucky Law Blog

Kentucky Law Blog

Covers Kentucky family, criminal and business law. By Gatlin Voelker, PLLC.

http://www.gatlinvoelker.com/blog/
  • Jul 5

    What you should know when preparing to adopt a child

    What you should know when preparing to adopt a child
    There is little else you can do that is as selfless as choosing to adopt a child. Preparing for an adoption requires significant time and thought to determine a timeline and approach that will be beneficial for yourself and the...
  • Jun 30

    Property division and bank account

    Property division and bank account
    During a Kentucky divorce, one of the main points of contention is finances. If the courts must step in to allocate assets, bank accounts will be taken into consideration. The court, according to Zacks, will look at when the account...
  • Jun 22

    Field sobriety tests don't always have a leg to stand on

    Field sobriety tests don't always have a leg to stand on
    Maybe you had a glass or two of wine or a couple of beers before heading home. The next thing you know, a patrol car appears behind you with lights and sirens. You pull over, and after a few minutes,...
Rank this Week: 1122

Charlotte Divorce Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers North Carolina divorce, child custody and child support issues. By Arnold & Smith.

http://www.charlottedivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 5

    Equal division of assets may be thing of the past in some UK divorce

    Equal division of assets may be thing of the past in some UK divorce
    Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: ” Is there some property that the judge cannot divide?” Though Brits and Americans diverge when it comes to their love of the Queen and tea, court cases, both…
  • Jun 28

    What does and (doesn’t) happen if your divorce case goes to trial?

    What does and (doesn’t) happen if your divorce case goes to trial?
    Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “What is an Absolute Divorce?” Many people have skewed views of what happens in a courtroom. Television and movies have done a disservice to our understanding…
  • Jun 21

    Michigan Moves To Make Joint Custody Mandatory

    Michigan Moves To Make Joint Custody Mandatory
    Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “What can I do to gain custody of my child in North Carolina?” Everyone knows that custody and visitation are among the most contentious parts of many…
Rank this Week: 4781

Lutz Law blog

Lutz Law blog

Covers Washington family law.

http://www.lutzlaw.com/articles/
  • Jul 5

    People Love Us on Yelp Award

    People Love Us on Yelp Award
    Lutz Law Office, PS is a winner of Yelp’s “People Love Us on Yelp” award. Our Yelp page has multiple 5 star reviews. It is [...]
  • Jul 5

    Free Consultation with Family Law Attorney

    Free Consultation with Family Law Attorney
    Call or send us a message to schedule a FREE initial consultation with a Family Law attorney at Lutz Law Offices, PS. To get the most [...]
  • Jun 7

    Spanish Speaking Attorney

    Spanish Speaking Attorney
    Jorge Ramos utilizes his cultural background and Spanish speaking ability to represent individuals struggling with English as their second language. [...]
Rank this Week: 1914

Uncontested Divorce in Illinois

Uncontested Divorce in Illinois

By David Wolkowitz.

http://uncontesteddivorceinillinois.com/
  • Jul 4

    How mediation leads to uncontested divorce

    How mediation leads to uncontested divorce
    As an Illinois uncontested divorce lawyer and divorce mediator, I get calls about people wanting to start an uncontested divorce, and from those wanted to start mediation. Just the other day, I talked to a husband about mediation. Then the…
  • Jun 23

    Before you hire a divorce lawyer, read this!

    Before you hire a divorce lawyer, read this!
    As a divorce lawyer in Illinois, I can handle your case as an uncontested divorce, or a contested divorce in Illinois. But before you hire a divorce lawyer, there are some things you need to know about how the system works – especially…
  • Jun 12

    “Someone told me” . . . Divorce Myths Busted

    “Someone told me” . . . Divorce Myths Busted
    As a lawyer who handles doesn’t of uncontested divorces each year, I get a lot of calls. And I’ve written many articles about how quick and easy it can be to start an uncontested divorce in Illinois (like this one). But people…
Rank this Week: 2588

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/
  • Jul 4

    In re:  A Custody/Visitation Proceeding E.A. Petitioner v. R.A. Respondent

    In re:  A Custody/Visitation Proceeding E.A. Petitioner v. R.A. Respondent
    No. 100288 June 21, 2017 Facts: Continue reading
  • Jun 18

    In Re: A.F. Petitioner v. K.H. Respondent

    In Re: A.F. Petitioner v. K.H. Respondent
    No. P-3017 May 25, 2017 The parties, in this case, were domestic partners. After 2005, they decided to have children. K.H. would carry the children and become pregnant via a sperm donor. The parties separated in 2011. Continue reading
  • Jun 11

    In re: Donnisha S.

    In re: Donnisha S.
    April 19,2017 In October of 2017, the Administration of Child Services (ACS) filed an Article 10 proceeding on behalf of the child Donnisha, against the paternal grandmother and uncle. A petition for neglect states that Ms. PW (grandmother),…
Rank this Week: 281

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By the Law Office of Peter Van Aulen.

http://www.newjerseydivorcelawyerblog.net/
  • Jul 4

    NJ Restraining Order

    NJ Restraining Order
    There is no shortage of cases concerning NJ Restraining Orders, and the most recent appellate case on this topic just came down on June 5. In T.M.S. v. W.C.P., the issue was whether the court abused its discretion by reinstating a final…
  • May 29

    Why You Should Not File a Divorce in NJ Without a Lawyer

    Why You Should Not File a Divorce in NJ Without a Lawyer
    Divorces can be expensive. You are splitting up your assets, and probably splitting a two-income home in half (or having to provide for two households at the least). You think you and your spouse can pretty much agree to anything, so you…
  • May 14

    Adultery and Divorce in New Jersey

    Adultery and Divorce in New Jersey
    Adultery is one of the most common causes of divorce in New Jersey. It can also make divorce incredibly fraught and complex, with emotions ruling the day instead of clear heads and rational thoughts. Sometimes, parties who divorce want to use…
Rank this Week: 941

Family Law Matters Blog

Family Law Matters Blog

Covers New York family law. By Deborah Hope Wayne.

http://www.familylawmatters-blog.com/
  • Jul 3

    Prenup Negotiations: 5 Reasons the “art of the deal” is not a zero sum game when it comes to family.

    Prenup Negotiations: 5 Reasons the “art of the deal” is not a zero sum game when it comes to family.
    High-stakes negotiations are often characterized as intense back-and-forth battles where only one party wins. The winner takes all while the other party may suffer a loss of both objectives and dignity. A loss of dignity in negotiations for a…
  • May 7

    The Timing of the Prenup: Effective Discussions for a Lasting Agreement

    The Timing of the Prenup: Effective Discussions for a Lasting Agreement
    One of the most common questions I receive from clients is how to bring up a prenuptial agreement with a future spouse. There is no uniform answer to this because every couple has its own dynamics, and a prenup conversation should reflect…
  • Apr 16

    The Financial Aspect of Divorce

    The Financial Aspect of Divorce
    The divorce process involves the uncoupling of many aspects of life. Perhaps the most talked about is the financial aspect.   Creating and understanding your own financial snapshot can be an important step in making the divorce…
Rank this Week: 1729

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/
  • Jul 3

    New Missouri Child Support Guidelines in Effect as of July 1, 2017

    New Missouri Child Support Guidelines in Effect as of July 1, 2017
    Effective July 1, 2017, Missouri’s New Form 14 and new Child Support Guidelines took effect.  Notable changes to the previous law include: Changes to the presumed amounts in the chart, especially at the lower and higher income…
  • Jun 24

    Modification of Another State’s Custody Order Depends on The Other State Releasing Jurisdiction

    Modification of Another State’s Custody Order Depends on The Other State Releasing Jurisdiction
    Recent Case from the Court of Appeals:  States have continuing, exclusive jurisdiction over their custody judgments until released by the rendering state. The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act conditions authority of…
  • May 7

    Child support continued for child over age 18 with mental disability

    Child support continued for child over age 18 with mental disability
    Recent Case from the Missouri Court of Appeals: Mother appeals from a judgment modifying her child support obligation to continue support for a child beyond the age of eighteen. Mother argues that it was against the weight of the evidence to…
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Family Law Matters

Family Law Matters

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

http://www.justdivorce.co.uk/blog/
  • Jul 3

    DIVORCE RATE FALLS – AGAIN!

    DIVORCE RATE FALLS – AGAIN!
    recent office for national statistics figures confirm that the divorce rate continues to fall, but stats as ever can be misleading. Continue reading →
  • Jun 9

    BAD PETITION/GOOD PETITION?

    BAD PETITION/GOOD PETITION?
    bryan reed looks again at no fault divorce and the decision in owens and owens and wonders what chance there is of significant family law reform in a hung parliament. Continue reading →
  • May 15

    ONLINE DIVORCE COURT UPDATE

    ONLINE DIVORCE COURT UPDATE
    this blog looks at the march towards creation of a court based online divorce process, plus the procedural delinking of divorce from financial remedy proceedings. Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 1657

The Law Office of Christine M…

The Law Office of Christine M Bechtold, LLC

Covers Georgia family law.

http://bechtold-law.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    July 2, 1776 Congress officially votes for Independence

    July 2, 1776 Congress officially votes for Independence
    Contact the Law Office of Christine M Bechtold, LLC today to schedule your free initial consultation. Call, leave a confidential email, or send a private e-mail. 770-466-2700 Christine@Bechtold-Law.com
  • Jul 2

    Independence Day 2017

    Independence Day 2017
    "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”Declaration of…
  • Jul 1

    Independence Day Court Hours 2017

    Independence Day Court Hours 2017
    Most County Governments in Georgia are closed on Tuesday, July 4th in honor of our nation's Independence. Below is a list of local county hours.  "The Newton County Judicial Center will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.  The…
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Peter John Louie Law Blog

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Covers Virginia traffic and criminal law.

http://www.peterlouielaw.com/law-blog/
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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
  • Jul 1

    Getting bossy with custody client

    Getting bossy with custody client
    I have a saying that custody cases are the rare litigation in which it is acceptable for an attorney to change the facts.  While the parties’ parenting skills at the beginning of the case are relevant, their parenting skills at the…
  • Jun 30

    Answering discovery you first object to

    Answering discovery you first object to
    A pet peeve of mine is attorneys who begin discovery responses with a list of boilerplate objections. Recently I received interrogatory answers from two separate attorneys who I actually respect with such lists. One response began: This…
  • Jun 24

    The aggravation of equitably dividing household furnishing

    The aggravation of equitably dividing household furnishing
    Early in my career I spent an afternoon with two estranged spouses and a friendly opposing counsel auctioning the parties’ household furnishings to the highest bidder as the method of equitable distribution.  From this I developed…
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New Jersey Family Law Blog

New Jersey Family Law Blog

Covers alimony, child support, child custody, divorce and more. By Rotolo Karch Law.

http://www.newjerseyfamilylawblog.com/
  • Jul 1

    Couples Who Divorce Late In Life Need to Protect Their Retirement Fund

    Couples Who Divorce Late In Life Need to Protect Their Retirement Fund
    Gray divorce — the term given to couples age 50 and older who terminate their marriages — seems to be a growing trend. The National Center for Health Statistics reported that in 2015 there were 10 divorced people for every…
  • Jun 1

    ‘Till Death – or Politics – Do Us Part

    ‘Till Death – or Politics – Do Us Part
    It has long been said that there are two topics of discussion to avoid if you want to maintain your relationships – religion and politics. Never has that been truer than now it seems, especially as it pertains to politics. A recent…
  • May 1

    Facing a Divorce? Take Steps to Protect Yourself and Your Children

    Facing a Divorce? Take Steps to Protect Yourself and Your Children
    Not all couples facing divorce do so amicably. Those who do usually fare better in the long-run; for those who don’t, however, a little preparation can help you avoid making serious mistakes both during the divorce process and in its…
Rank this Week: 906

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By John S. Yohanan.

http://www.bayareadivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    How Length of Marriage Impacts Spousal Support – In re Marriage of Abrew

    How Length of Marriage Impacts Spousal Support – In re Marriage of Abrew
    Courts look at a number of factors when they decide whether to order one spouse to pay alimony or support to the other following a divorce. They also consider various factors when the paying spouse asks for the order to be changed or…
  • Jun 15

    Spousal Support for California Spouses Who Can’t Work

    Spousal Support for California Spouses Who Can’t Work
    Spousal support (or alimony) is meant to help one spouse maintain a certain level of financial stability after a divorce. In other words, the monthly payments are intended to help the person keep something close to the standard of living that…
  • May 31

    House Sale Hijinks Cost Divorcing California Spouse Big Time

    House Sale Hijinks Cost Divorcing California Spouse Big Time
    It’s important for spouses getting divorced to understand that the process is a legal matter that happens through the court system. As a recent case out of California’s Sixth District makes clear, judges take that process…
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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/
  • Jun 30

    Child Custody Proceedings and SCAO Time Pressure

    Child Custody Proceedings and SCAO Time Pressure
    According to Michigan law, any modification of custody is subject to the Child Custody Act and requires independent consideration by the court of the best-interest factors. Even modification of parenting time changes requires satisfying the…
  • Jun 23

    Witness Tampering | Jail Calls: What Do Kids Have to Do with It

    Witness Tampering | Jail Calls: What Do Kids Have to Do with It
    Witness Tampering: Colleagues were just discussing how domestic abusers may manipulate their victims into recanting testimony on the SBM Family Law Listserv. In 2011, Professor Amy Bonomi, Professor and Chair of Human Development and Family…
  • Jun 11

    Fatal Distraction | Kids & Car

    Fatal Distraction | Kids & Car
    This is the most moving, most haunting, saddest and most powerful article I have ever read about one of the most horrific things that could happen to a family--forgetting that the baby is in the car, parking the car at work for 8 or 9 hours.…
Rank this Week: 2162

Northern Kentucky Lawyer Blog

Northern Kentucky Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury and accidents, DUI, criminal defense, bank side bankruptcy cases, creditors' rights, divorce and family custody, and estate planning. By Fessler Schneider & Grimme.

http://www.fsgattorneys.com/blog
  • Jun 29

    Family Attorneys of Northern KY

    Family Attorneys of Northern KY
       We are getting ready to celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence that led to the founding of our country.  There were many brave people involved in the War for Independence and many more brave people involved…
  • Jun 12

    Bankruptcy Attorneys in Northern Kentucky

    Bankruptcy Attorneys in Northern Kentucky
    Businesses are crippled when they have large numbers of non-paying clients.  Small businesses are usually the first ones hurt.  Small businesses can also become overwhelmed with debt due to all the start up costs coupled with slow…
  • May 15

    Criminal Issues Attorneys in Northern Kentucky

    Criminal Issues Attorneys in Northern Kentucky
       You have been charged with a crime.  Whether the charge is a misdemeanor or felony,  you need representation.  You need someone who knows the law, can give you sound advice, and has experience. Under the current…
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Texas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Texas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Lyttle Law Firm, PLLC.

http://www.texasdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 29

    The Truth Behind Getting Divorced After Your Turn 50

    The Truth Behind Getting Divorced After Your Turn 50
    Although divorce rates in the United States have fallen to a 35-year low according to the National Center for Family & Marriage Research at Bowling State University, it’s a different story for adults ages 50 and above. For older…
  • Jun 16

    New Report Finds That A Majority of Divorces Happen In March and August

    New Report Finds That A Majority of Divorces Happen In March and August
    It’s common knowledge that long-term relationships tend to break down around Valentine’s Day, which comes at the midway point between the Christmas holidays and Spring, which in turn, represents the renewal of romance. But when it…
  • Jun 15

    3 Estate Planning Factors to Consider to Protect Your Finances When Remarrying

    3 Estate Planning Factors to Consider to Protect Your Finances When Remarrying
    Tying the knot after a divorce may not be the first thing on most new divorcees’ minds, but it’s something that happens fairly often. After all, when couples split apart, their priority is to pick up the pieces of their lives and…
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NJ Family Legal Blog

NJ Family Legal Blog

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

http://njfamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 1011

Law Offices of Laura M. D'Orsi,…

Law Offices of Laura M. D'Orsi, LLC Blog

Covers divorce, collaborative divorce, mediation, child support and alimony.

http://www.lauradorsilaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 28

    10 Effective Strategies for Handling an Uncooperative Ex

    10 Effective Strategies for Handling an Uncooperative Ex
    Sometimes when parents divorce, they are forced to share custody of the children with a parent who is angry or bitter. The following strategies can help with this problem and don’t require any cooperation. Be available when the kids…
  • Apr 24

    How to Reduce the Stress of Divorce

    How to Reduce the Stress of Divorce
    Choosing to divorce is never an easy decision regardless of how frustrated and unhappy you have become in your marriage. There are many strong emotions that emanate from both sides, so it is important to choose healthy alternatives in order…
  • Mar 28

    Your Teenager and Your Pending Divorce

    Your Teenager and Your Pending Divorce
    Divorce is never easy on anyone whether it be family or close friends. Those likely to be the most vulnerable at this time are teenagers, especially if the parents are frequently arguing or if there are allegations of infidelity. It’s…
Rank this Week: 714

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
  • Jun 28

    Supreme Court Will Hear Key Case on Federal Whistleblower Law

    Supreme Court Will Hear Key Case on Federal Whistleblower Law
    The U.S. Supreme Court announced on Monday, June 26, that it plans to hear arguments later this year on a case that is of great importance to corporate whistleblowers and to people who support them. The case centers on the Dodd-Frank law,…
  • May 31

    Congress Rebukes HHS for Alleged Violation of Federal Whistleblower Protection

    Congress Rebukes HHS for Alleged Violation of Federal Whistleblower Protection
    Federal government employees are often in an excellent position to know about waste, fraud and abuse in government programs and to quietly inform others of what they know in order to punish wrongdoing, spur change and save the government vast…
  • May 31

    Appellate Review

    Appellate Review
    Debtor/Credit – Civil Procedure Cassandra Murray v. Midland Funding, LLC, No. 2280, Sept. Term, 2015 (Md. Ct. Spec. App., April 26, 2017). http://www.mdcourts.gov/opinions/cosa/2017/2280s15.pdfShare: LinkedIn Twitter Google…
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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://clementlaw.com/the-divorce-report/
  • Jun 27

    How is Child Custody and Decision-Making Determined in New York?

    How is Child Custody and Decision-Making Determined in New York?
    There is a welcome trend in child custody cases in New York- parents, the courts and even New York divorce attorneys, are all recognizing the importance of both parents being engaged in making decisions effecting their children’s…
  • Jun 5

    How To Tell and Prepare Your Children For Divorce

    How To Tell and Prepare Your Children For Divorce
    The most difficult parts of divorce is that moment when you have to tell and then begin to prepare your children for the divorce. While your children may be bystanders to the decision to divorce and legal proceedings, they may suffer the…
  • May 31

    New York Pre-Nup: How To Get It Wrong

    New York Pre-Nup: How To Get It Wrong
      Not only are we in the midst of the Spring and Summer wedding season, but we are also in prenuptial season. Prospective brides and grooms are accessing their financial futures, taking stock of their pre-marital assets and the debts and…
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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/
  • Jun 27

    New Texas law bans child marriages (yes, you read that right!)

    New Texas law bans child marriages (yes, you read that right!)
    Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed into law a bill eliminating a loophole allowing child marriage. The new law prohibits people under the age of18 years from getting married unless they are emancipated minors. Minors are allowed to emancipate…
  • Jun 20

    New Texas law bans application of foreign law

    New Texas law bans application of foreign law
    Texas Governor Abbott signed into law House Bill 45 which states that Texas and U.S. law supersede all other laws. The law prohibits Texas judges from enforcing or upholding any law or order from another country that infringes upon U.S. and…
  • May 23

    Income factors in evaluating financial life beyond divorce in an over-50 divorce

    Income factors in evaluating financial life beyond divorce in an over-50 divorce
    The sources of income for an older divorcing spouse can look very different from younger counterparts. Here are some considerations: Social security income: Social security is not a marital asset to be considered in the division of marital…
Rank this Week: 4740

The Woodlands Divorce Attorney,…

The Woodlands Divorce Attorney, Conroe Divorce Attorney

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

http://thewoodlandsdivorce.com
  • Jun 27

    How To Spot a Community Property Income Issue in Your Divorce

    How To Spot a Community Property Income Issue in Your Divorce
    Community property is a huge issue in many divorce cases. You need to know what community property covers because if you make a mistake, it can cost you. One of the most common mistakes people make concerns income. The mistake is not knowing…
  • Apr 23

    Don’t Let This Life Insurance Divorce Mistake Cost You $8,390.93

    Don’t Let This Life Insurance Divorce Mistake Cost You $8,390.93
    When you’re doing something you haven’t done before, you have to be careful. Inexperience leads to mistakes. And when it comes to your divorce, mistakes can be incredibly expensive financially and emotionally. Today we are going…
  • Feb 1

    How To Accidentally Lose Half Your Retirement in a Divorce

    How To Accidentally Lose Half Your Retirement in a Divorce
    Retirement benefits are usually one of the most valuable assets in a divorce case. You’ve been putting money into it for decades after all. So, when you write the language in the decree to divide your retirement benefits you better be…
Rank this Week: 4761

McDevitt Law Office

McDevitt Law Office

Covers estate planning and family law in Virginia.

http://www.mcdevittlaw.net/blog-index/
  • Jun 26

    The financial effects of divorce

    The financial effects of divorce
    Divorce can be an extremely devastating experience, both emotionally and financially. According to some researchers, divorced spouses would, on average, require a 30 percent rise in their income to retain the same standard of living that they…
  • Jun 12

    Military benefits at issue in divorce

    Military benefits at issue in divorce
    The Supreme Court recently heard a case concerning family law and military benefits in which there was a disagreement between divorced spouses regarding the wife’s share of the husband’s military retirement pay. John Howell spent…
  • May 31

    The impending uncertainty of estate planning

    The impending uncertainty of estate planning
    A sense of uncertainty has emerged under the new administration surrounding estate planning for the year 2017. President Trump has expressed his intent to implement significant changes to U.S. tax policy. However, the degree to which those…
Rank this Week: 627

New York Divorce Attorney Blog

New York Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By Ingrid Gherman.

http://www.newyorkdivorceattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1935

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/
  • Jun 23

    Understanding the Limitations of a Prenuptial Agreement

    Understanding the Limitations of a Prenuptial Agreement
    Prenuptial agreements enable prospective spouses to decide and delineate, prior to marriage, their rights and obligations if their marriage ends – either because of the death of one spouse or by divorce. A prenuptial agreement allows…
  • Jun 15

    Talking to Your Kids About Divorce: The Fine Line Between Honesty and Oversharing

    Talking to Your Kids About Divorce: The Fine Line Between Honesty and Oversharing
    When the time comes to speak with your children about divorce, it’s important to carefully consider what you’ll say and how you’ll say it. You’re probably aware that it will be a sensitive and emotional conversation.…
  • Jun 10

    Potential Alimony Complications for Same Sex Divorcing Couples in Connecticut

    Potential Alimony Complications for Same Sex Divorcing Couples in Connecticut
    The legalization of marriage between partners of the same sex in Connecticut was a hard-fought battle. Decisions recognizing marriage equality in Connecticut in 2008, and then nationally in 2015, were celebrated across the United…
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