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Divorce: New York

Divorce: New York

By Neil Cahn, PLLC.

http://www.divorceny.com/
  • Dec 16

    Relocation Clauses Must Specify Radial or Road Mileage

    Relocation Clauses Must Specify Radial or Road Mileage
    It is common for divorce settlements and custody agreements to contain “relocation clauses.” These provisions spell out the radius within which the residential custodian will be able to move without first seeking judicial…
  • Dec 14

    Father Must Assist With Obtaining Renewal Passport for 10-Year Old Daughter

    Father Must Assist With Obtaining Renewal Passport for 10-Year Old Daughter
    A father has been directed to cooperate in obtaining a renewed passport for his now 10-year old daughter. Reversing the order of New York County Family Court Referee Marva A. Burnett in its December 11, 2014 decision in Matter of Noella…
  • Dec 8

    Divorce Settlements: It’s Not Just What You Say, But What You Don’t Say

    Divorce Settlements: It’s Not Just What You Say, But What You Don’t Say
    It is often said that it is difficult, if not impossible to prove a negative. The concept may be extended to finding the intent of the parties to a contract, and more particularly a divorce settlement agreement One would think a divorce…
Rank this Week: 1120

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/
  • Dec 16

    California Court Upholds Divorce Judgment Rendered in Guam

    California Court Upholds Divorce Judgment Rendered in Guam
    Marriage and divorce are highly regulated by state law. Since each state has the authority to enact laws governing divorce, there is a substantial amount of variation from one jurisdiction to the next. But what happens when a married couple…
  • Dec 9

    California Court Addresses Issue of First Impression in Child Support Case

    California Court Addresses Issue of First Impression in Child Support Case
    Child support is an important part of most family law cases involving minor children. Courts will order child support not only in divorce cases, but in paternity actions as well. Section 3900 of the California family code governs child…
  • Dec 2

    Modification of Spousal Support Depends on Need and the Ability to Pay

    Modification of Spousal Support Depends on Need and the Ability to Pay
    California law sets forth a variety of factors for courts to review when determining whether to modify a spousal support order that was originally issued during a divorce proceeding. These factors all pertain to the parties' respective need…
Rank this Week: 1255

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/
  • Dec 16

    Florida’s first same-sex marriage best holiday gift ever, ex-spouse say

    Florida’s first same-sex marriage best holiday gift ever, ex-spouse say
    Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “How can an attorney help me with my Divorce or Separation in North Carolina?”   Heather Brassner’s marriage ended five years ago, but she was only able…
  • Dec 11

    NFL stars battle over alleged cheating spouses, girlfriends on Twitter

    NFL stars battle over alleged cheating spouses, girlfriends on Twitter
    Charlotte Divorce Attorney Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “Does adultery affect my divorce case?”   Twitter has become a new proving ground for alienations of affections actions, if Detroit…
  • Dec 9

    Parenting site offers holiday happiness tips for divorced dad

    Parenting site offers holiday happiness tips for divorced dad
    Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “What can I do to gain custody of my child in North Carolina?”   Holidays are all about tradition, and as Heather Gray writes for Yahoo Parenting, divorced…
Rank this Week: 748

Minick Law Blog

Minick Law Blog

Covers DWI, civil rights, family law, workers compensation, and criminal justice.

http://www.minicklaw.com/asheville-attorney-blog/
  • Dec 16

    A Car Accident Lawyer With Minick Law Offers Advice on How to Get the Most Out of Your North Carolina Car Insurance Policy

    A Car Accident Lawyer With Minick Law Offers Advice on How to Get the Most Out of Your North Carolina Car Insurance Policy
    A Car Accident Lawyer With Minick Law Offers Advice on How to Get the Most Out of Your North Carolina Car Insurance Policy  I’m a personal injury lawyer in Asheville, N.C. I deal with car insurance companies all the time. I help…
  • Dec 11

    DSS Just Showed Up And Took My Child. How Can A Family Law Attorney Help?

    DSS Just Showed Up And Took My Child. How Can A Family Law Attorney Help?
    DSS Just showed up at my door and took my child. What are my rights? What should I do? Few things are as concerning as having a stranger show up at your door demanding access to your home, children, and personal information. For people…
  • Dec 2

    How Do I Obtain A Divorce In North Carolina?

    How Do I Obtain A Divorce In North Carolina?
    HOW DO I OBTAIN A DIVORCE IN NORTH CAROLINA? After making the difficult decision to divorce your spouse, it is important to know what the legal requirements are for obtaining a divorce in North Carolina. Because most people are not lawyers,…
Rank this Week: 2148

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.sandiegodivorceattorneysblog.com/
  • Dec 16

    Option to Hire a Privately Compensated Temporary Judge

    Option to Hire a Privately Compensated Temporary Judge
    If you are going through a divorce then you are likely aware of how impacted the courts are, due to a limited budget, and how long a divorce can be drawn out as a result of court hearings being scheduled months out. Impacted courts are…
  • Dec 15

    False Allegations of Child Abuse - Penalties for the Accuser

    False Allegations of Child Abuse - Penalties for the Accuser
    In family law, especially cases involving custody and visitation disputes, it can be tempting for litigants to make false allegations in order to get ahead in their cases. However, false accusations have no place in family law and in fact…
  • Dec 9

    New Study Identifies Indications of a Future Divorce

    New Study Identifies Indications of a Future Divorce
    According to a recent study highlighted by the Wall Street Journal, two economists at Emory University identified a correlation between expensive weddings and high divorce rates. In addition, the researchers also noted a connection between…
Rank this Week: 1871

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/
  • Dec 16

    Can My Ex-Wife Move Out of State with Our Child?

    Can My Ex-Wife Move Out of State with Our Child?
    What happens when you decide to initiate divorce while your child is still an infant? In the case of Jason Green and Courtney Parks, the court awarded joint legal custody but - there's always a but, right? - gave the mother primary physical…
  • Dec 9

    Elonis Case Tests Boundaries of Social Media Use

    Elonis Case Tests Boundaries of Social Media Use
    Can you vent anger about your ex-spouse on Facebook, quote song lyrics that appear threatening, and get away with it? That is the issue before the Supreme Court of the United States. After Anthony Elonis's wife left him, took their children…
  • Dec 2

    Legal Battles Over Same-Sex Marriage Continue

    Legal Battles Over Same-Sex Marriage Continue
    Victory in the ongoing fight to legalize gay marriage continues to be out of reach for many same-sex couples in the United States. However, the war is far from over. And let's not forget to mention that news broke last week that mass…
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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/
  • Dec 16

    “Marital Presumption” Under Maryland Code Governs Issues of Paternity

    “Marital Presumption” Under Maryland Code Governs Issues of Paternity
    Under Maryland law, children born or conceived during a marriage are presumed to be the legitimate children of both spouses. The issue of paternity is important to settle as early in a child’s life as possible, for emotional, financial,…
  • Nov 26

    Maryland Court Upholds Award of “Indefinite Alimony” to Wife

    Maryland Court Upholds Award of “Indefinite Alimony” to Wife
    Every state in the country has the authority to enact laws governing marriage and divorce. Couples who initiate divorce proceedings will be subject to their state’s particular laws. It is important to understand the family code in your…
  • Nov 12

    Maryland Court Refused to Reduce Father’s Child Support Payment

    Maryland Court Refused to Reduce Father’s Child Support Payment
    Divorce is difficult. Couples seeking to dissolve their marriage will likely face some challenging and potentially divisive issues, such as child custody and support, alimony, and the division of marital property. Ideally, the parties will…
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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/
  • Dec 16

    Causes of Divorce Series: Infidelity

    Causes of Divorce Series: Infidelity
    As Atlanta divorce lawyers, we handle a variety of divorce cases each year. The reasons are as varied as the types of clients we see, but there are a few… The post Causes of Divorce Series: Infidelity appeared first on Kitchens New…
  • Jun 12

    Family Law Insights – Child Custody

    Family Law Insights – Child Custody
    Jeff Cleghorn’s Family Law Insights The client-focused Family Law team… at Kitchens New Cleghorn, LLC. includes Jeff Cleghorn, Derek Krebs and Jonathan Forbes. As partner and head of the Family The post Family Law Insights…
  • May 22

    Information On The Effects Of Divorce On Children

    Information On The Effects Of Divorce On Children
    Divorce can be a difficult time for everyone involved, but especially for children of all ages. Many children naturally believe that divorce has something to do with an issue they… The post Information On The Effects Of Divorce On…
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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/
  • Dec 16

    Strategic Tax Filing During Divorce in Texa

    Strategic Tax Filing During Divorce in Texa
    Filing income tax returns while a divorce pends can be an especially contentious issue. When one spouse lacks trust in the other spouse, even filing a joint return can be troublesome. Usually filing jointly results in reduced overall tax…
  • Dec 11

    Divorce by murder — the Arlington Texas case

    Divorce by murder — the Arlington Texas case
    We have all been reading and watching the account of the Arlington, Texas woman who killed her estranged husband this week.  We are just learning that the mother filed for divorce in October and there was a hearing this week over custody…
  • Dec 9

    Who gets to claim the child as a dependent in a Texas divorce

    Who gets to claim the child as a dependent in a Texas divorce
    The question often arises after a divorce in Texas — which parent gets to claim the child as a dependent for tax purposes? Often this issue is settled by the obvious split of parenting time greatly in favor of one parent, but as we have…
Rank this Week: 591

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Covers divorce and family law in Illinois.

http://www.divorce-attorney-illinois.com/
  • Dec 16

    Health Insurance and Divorce: Protecting Your Coverage

    Health Insurance and Divorce: Protecting Your Coverage
    Divorce causes a significant amount of emotional, mental, and physical stress, especially when a divorce is particularly caustic. With all the items that need to be decided on for a divorce settlement, as well as the uncertainty of the final…
  • Dec 9

    The Legal Ins and Outs of Marrying a Foreigner

    The Legal Ins and Outs of Marrying a Foreigner
    Love between an American and a non-U.S. citizen has been written about and enjoyed by many for years. With increased globalization of the world, the are vast opportunities for Americans to meet and fall in love with non-U.S. citizens who are…
  • Dec 2

    Wage Garnishment: When an Ex Dodges Child Support Payment

    Wage Garnishment: When an Ex Dodges Child Support Payment
    Child support is extremely important after the split of a couple. Generally, child support is either outlined within an agreed-upon divorce settlement decree between the couple, or it is ordered by the court based upon certain factors such as…
Rank this Week: 2010

New Jersey Divorce and Family…

New Jersey Divorce and Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newjerseydivorcelawyer-blog.com/
  • Dec 15

    Do Domestic Violence Victims Need Protection Under a Federal Civil Rights Statute?

    Do Domestic Violence Victims Need Protection Under a Federal Civil Rights Statute?
    Several blog posts have been written here by my colleagues with regard to the subject of domestic violence and the application of New Jersey’s Prevention of Domestic Violence Act to protect victims of domestic violence in New Jersey.…
  • Dec 5

    BILLIONS IN THE BALANCE: ACTIVE VS. PASSIVE

    BILLIONS IN THE BALANCE: ACTIVE VS. PASSIVE
    Recently a divorce case made the news with screaming headlines such as “Ex-wife of US Oil Baron to appeal $1 Billion Divorce Award”. Yes, that was billion with a “B” . Intrigued, I was drawn to read how someone could…
  • Nov 28

    THE WAR OF THE ROVERS: Pet Custody Cases in New Jersey

    THE WAR OF THE ROVERS: Pet Custody Cases in New Jersey
    Many in today’s society would view the court’s treatment of dogs and other pets as merely property to be equitably distributed in the breakup of relationship as antiquated, given the increasing role that pets are play in…
Rank this Week: 2740

New Hampshire Guide to Family Law

New Hampshire Guide to Family Law

Covers family law, prenuptial agreements, legal separations, divorce, annulments, and child custody issues. By McLane, Graf, Raulerson, & Middleton, PA.

http://www.nhguidetofamilylaw.com
  • Dec 15

    Appointment to N.H. Supreme Court Professional Conduct Committee

    Appointment to N.H. Supreme Court Professional Conduct Committee
    McLane’s Family Law Group is pleased to announce that Margaret R. Kerouac, a director in the litigation department whose practice focuses on family law, was appointed to the New Hampshire Supreme Court’s Professional Conduct…
  • Nov 13

    NH Family Division Creates a Complex Case Docket

    NH Family Division Creates a Complex Case Docket
    By administrative order dated October 29, 2014, the Family Division created a ‘Complex Case Docket.’ The Complex Case Docket was created to efficiently manage and resolve complex cases, thereby streamlining the litigation process…
  • Nov 3

    Limitations on Disclosure Possible in Divorce Case

    Limitations on Disclosure Possible in Divorce Case
    I recently had an article published in the Union Leader that I wanted to share that answers the question: My wife filed for divorce. The paperwork provided by the court included a checklist of documents to produce. Many of the documents are…
Rank this Week: 2084

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, family law, and nonprofit law information for Lancaster County and Pennsylvania residents. From Russell, Krafft & Gruber.

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Dec 15

    BYOD Language – Smartphones, Tablets and the Workplace

    BYOD Language – Smartphones, Tablets and the Workplace
    The holidays are coming up and your employees may be getting that coveted new tablet, smartphone, or other mobile device from their Christmas list. Employees increasingly wish to use their own devices, whether it be to use their preferred…
  • Dec 5

    Wills for Heroes Poised to Serve Their 1000th Hero

    Wills for Heroes Poised to Serve Their 1000th Hero
    On December 6, 2014, the Lancaster County Bar Association will hold another Wills for Heroes event.  The Wills for Heroes program provides estate planning documents to first responders and their spouses.  The program started after…
  • Oct 27

    Say 'Ello' to Public Benefit Corporation

    Say 'Ello' to Public Benefit Corporation
    On October 23, 2014, Ello, the burgeoning social network, announced that it converted to a Public Benefit Corporation. Ello describes itself as “a simple, beautiful, and ad-free social network created by a small group of artists and…
Rank this Week: 1634

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/
  • Dec 15

    Court Ruling Could Clarify Employers’ Responsibilities toward Pregnant Employee

    Court Ruling Could Clarify Employers’ Responsibilities toward Pregnant Employee
    The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear a case this month that could clarify what responsibilities employers have to their pregnant employees. At the heart of their decision is the determination of whether the Pregnancy Discrimination Act…
  • Dec 1

    Another New Jersey Child Sues Parents for College Tuition; Lawmaker Seeks to Prevent Future Case

    Another New Jersey Child Sues Parents for College Tuition; Lawmaker Seeks to Prevent Future Case
    New Jersey once again is grappling with the issue of how far parents’ financial obligations toward their children should go, particularly in relation to paying for their higher education. At least one State lawmaker is looking at ways…
  • Nov 17

    ‘Gray Divorce’ Rates Are on the Rise

    ‘Gray Divorce’ Rates Are on the Rise
    The U.S. continues to hold the highest divorce rate out of any other country with an estimated 45% of unions expected to end in divorce, according to a study released last month. And while this rate has remained relatively steady for the past…
Rank this Week: 1645

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/
  • Dec 15

    Personal Injury Lawsuit: Missouri Man Wins $15 Million After Boat Explode

    Personal Injury Lawsuit: Missouri Man Wins $15 Million After Boat Explode
    A jury recently awarded Donald Black of Valley Park, Mo., with a $15 million verdict after he was severely burned when his boat exploded. Black’s Baja 38 Special exploded shortly after he filled it up with 19 gallons of gas on July 31,…
  • Dec 10

    The Miami Heat’s Mario Chalmers Argues Court Ordered Child Support Increase

    The Miami Heat’s Mario Chalmers Argues Court Ordered Child Support Increase
    Mario Chalmers’ attorney, Nancy Hass, went to the Third District Court of Appeal in Miami on December 9, 2014 to argue a recent court order which increased Chamlers’ monthly child support payments. A judge ordered Chalmers to pay…
  • Dec 5

    Foreclosure Shooting: Detroit Father and Daughter Were Killed During a Post-Foreclosure Eviction

    Foreclosure Shooting: Detroit Father and Daughter Were Killed During a Post-Foreclosure Eviction
    Howard Franklin, 72, and his daughter Catherine, 37, were shot and killed while trying to evict tenants from a foreclosed property in Detroit they recently bought at auction. The shooting raises concerns about individuals taking the eviction…
Rank this Week: 2348

A Child is Missing

A Child is Missing

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

http://joelbrandes.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 623

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

By Alan Robert Burton.

http://www.bocaratondivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 15

    More Developments for Same-sex Marriage (and Divorce) in Florida

    More Developments for Same-sex Marriage (and Divorce) in Florida
    This past summer, a Broward County judge ruled to strike down Florida’s same-sex marriage ban by issuing a decision to allow two women (legally married outside of Florida) to divorce within our state. This decision meant that Florida…
  • Dec 2

    Actor Wins Parental Rights to his Son after Two-year Battle

    Actor Wins Parental Rights to his Son after Two-year Battle
    Just because you are not married to the mother of your child does not mean that you do not wish to play a role in your child’s life. Unfortunately, in order to legally gain parental rights, you must take certain steps under the law in…
  • Nov 25

    Getting through the Holidays with Divorce

    Getting through the Holidays with Divorce
    Divorce is an emotionally difficult process for many people. As you approach the holiday season, the pain and flux of divorce is often magnified exponentially. The following are some tips for separated or divorcing individuals to get through…
Rank this Week: 4629

Family-In-Law

Family-In-Law

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

http://family-in-law.com/
  • Dec 15

    READ THIS ARTICLE IF YOU WANT TO STAY MARRIED!

    READ THIS ARTICLE IF YOU WANT TO STAY MARRIED!
    …Or if you want to read 300 words confusing correlation and causation. So the title may be nothing more than click-bait,  but that’s exactly what I’ve felt like ... The post READ THIS ARTICLE IF YOU WANT…
  • Dec 12

    Who Gets Spousal Maintenance Anymore, Anyway?

    Who Gets Spousal Maintenance Anymore, Anyway?
    In Search of the Elusive Spousal Maintenance Award (Case Law Round-Up December 1 and 8, 2014) I’m hardly the first to notice that spousal maintenance ... The post Who Gets Spousal Maintenance Anymore, Anyway? appeared first on…
  • Dec 5

    Discussing Disability: Defining “Child” for Custody and Parenting Time

    Discussing Disability: Defining “Child” for Custody and Parenting Time
    As the parent of a toddler, I read my fair share of who’s-my-mommy/ where’s-my-mommy picture books (the most anticlimactic plot known to children’s literature).  But there ... The post Discussing Disability:…
Rank this Week: 2989

PA Family Law Blog

PA Family Law Blog

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

http://www.jbmartinlaw.com/blogs/family-law/
  • Dec 15

    Collaborative Divorce Becoming a Popular Option

    Collaborative Divorce Becoming a Popular Option
    The concept of a "collaborative divorce" is both a unique approach, as well as a unique process, when moving forward with an uncontested, no-fault divorce in Pennsylvania. As it sounds, a collaborative divorce is an option for those couples…
  • Dec 10

    Divorce and Taxes in Pennsylvania

    Divorce and Taxes in Pennsylvania
    There are many issues to take into consideration before proceeding with a divorce in Pennsylvania. If you have children, your primary concern may be the arrangement of custody and the amount of child support. If you have a primary residence,…
  • Nov 11

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

    What’s the Difference Between Divorce and an Annulment in PA?
    Like any other divorce, an annulment effectively ends a marriage. However, the basis for an annulment in PA and the actual process you must go through to get one are very different. While the term "annulment" sounds much better than getting a…
Rank this Week: 2721

DivorceSolicitor

DivorceSolicitor

Covers divorce, pre-nuptial agreements, and separation. By Lynne Bastow.

http://divorcesolicitor.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 15

    Cohabitation Right

    Cohabitation Right
    What rights do cohabiting couples have upon separation? It is very different to matrimonial law and at present the weaker party financially has to rely on land law, and if there are children, an application under the children act for the…
  • Oct 30

    Is It Worth getting a Pre Nuptial Agreement

    Is It Worth getting a Pre Nuptial Agreement
    Nobody wants to see a bride cry but YES it is worth getting a Pre Nuptial Agreement.Here's why:It is one of the factors that will be taken into account upon divorce.Is it decisive?No.However...If...1. Both parties have been given the…
  • Sep 15

    The Little Book of Divorce Question

    The Little Book of Divorce Question
      The Little Book of Divorce Questions  is available now on Amazon .In an agony of indecision?Can't decide whether to stay or go?Scared?Anxious?Unhappy?Making such a decision is usually choosing the least worst option.  It…
Rank this Week: 2910

Divorce Strategy and Advice Blog

Divorce Strategy and Advice Blog

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

http://heleneltaylor.com/blog/
  • Dec 14

    Is your spouse avoiding service?

    Is your spouse avoiding service?
    It isn’t uncommon for spouses to avoid service of the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage, Legal Separation or Domestic Partnership, Summons and/or Declaration Under Uniform Child Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act. Some hide in their…
  • Dec 7

    Can you fire a divorce lawyer? Should you?

    Can you fire a divorce lawyer? Should you?
    I’ve met men and women who paid $10,000s to $100,000s to attorneys they weren’t happy with. Some stayed with their lawyers because they were scared to leave or worried that changing lawyers would drive up costs and delay cases.…
  • Dec 5

    If your spouse is in the military, where do you file divorce?

    If your spouse is in the military, where do you file divorce?
    If your spouse is in the military, there may be three different states where you can file for divorce: your husband’s state of legal residency, your state of legal residency and the state where your spouse is stationed. The ability to…
Rank this Week: 217

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Covers Massachusetts law in the areas of family law, real estate, litigation, and other legal issues. By Alan Pransky.

http://massfamilylawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 14

    Child support agreements need court approval

    Child support agreements need court approval
    Previously, I wrote about the dangers of parents making an agreement for child support and not seeking approval from a court. A recent case, Zizza v. Zizza, from the Massachusetts Appellate Division (Oct. 27, 2014) is an example of the…
  • Dec 6

    How do you probate an estate in Massachusetts when you can't get a death certificate?

    How do you probate an estate in Massachusetts when you can't get a death certificate?
    Sometimes people die under circumstances where their body can't be found or can't be reached. Years ago I probated the estate of a man who sailed his boat into a hurricane and was never found. A few years ago there was a story in the news…
  • Nov 30

    Can a physically disabled adult child receive child support in Massachusetts?

    Can a physically disabled adult child receive child support in Massachusetts?
    Recently, the Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled in the case of Vaida v. Vaida, Mass. App. Ct. No. 13–P–1827 (November 6, 2014) that a father did not have to pay child support for his adult physically disabled child. At first…
Rank this Week: 3994

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/
  • Dec 12

    Published Family Law Opinion from Ky Court of Appeals Today

    Published Family Law Opinion from Ky Court of Appeals Today
    Farrar v. Farrar The parties’ Settlement Agreement included a provision for the sale of the marital residence. When husband rejected an offer for the purchase of such residence and asserted he intended to buy the home, the trial court…
  • Nov 14

    Ky Published Family Law Opinion from Court of Appeals Today

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

    Published UCCJEA Opinion from Ky Court of Appeals Today

    Published UCCJEA Opinion from Ky Court of Appeals Today
    Danaher v. Hopkins Trial court's denial of petition to register a foreign custody judgment was affirmed. A court must enforce a foreign judgment only when the issuing state had jurisdiciton under the UCCJEA. Because North Carolina did not…
Rank this Week: 1887

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/
  • Dec 12

    PPO Restricting Respondent to Supervised Parenting Time Held Proper

    PPO Restricting Respondent to Supervised Parenting Time Held Proper
    In Song v Moore, an Oakland County case, the COA held that the trial court properly denied Respondent's Motion to Terminate or Modify a Personal Protection Order that limited him to supervised parenting time only with his adolescent son.
  • Dec 11

    Protection for Individuals with Profound Disabilitie

    Protection for Individuals with Profound Disabilitie
    There are no uniform data at the national level that provide us with a global picture of the prevalence and incidence of abuse and maltreatment of people who are severely disabled. We know these numbers are high. We also know that…
  • Dec 10

    Jurisdiction to make Initial Child Custody Determination

    Jurisdiction to make Initial Child Custody Determination
    Haffaker v Huffaker is a child custody dispute involving grandparents with a guardianship in Wayne County and parents who divorced in Utah . . . child born in Utah . . . presented the Court of Appeals (COA) with a unique opportunity to…
Rank this Week: 1888

Merkle | Trublood | Adam Blog

Merkle | Trublood | Adam Blog

Covers Florida family and criminal law.

http://jacksonvillecriminalandfamilylawyers.com/blog/
  • Dec 12

    Garner and Brown Protests – Possible Criminal Law Implications?

    Garner and Brown Protests – Possible Criminal Law Implications?
    Garner and Brown Protests There have been a lot of high profile protests lately. For months there have been nationwide protests over the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Now, the Garner protests in New York City have captured…
  • Dec 11

    3 Reasons to Hire an Experienced Jacksonville Trial Lawyer

    3 Reasons to Hire an Experienced Jacksonville Trial Lawyer
    Representing Yourself in Florida Family or Criminal Court One of the most common questions we get from friends and potential clients, particularly when it comes to Florida family law cases is “Can’t I do this myself?” The…
  • Nov 28

    What about Buster? Pets in Divorce

    What about Buster? Pets in Divorce
    For many, the family dog or cat or fish, is a part of the family and during a divorce (“dissolution of marriage” in Florida) neither spouse may want to give up the pet to the other. What happens to pets in divorce when…
Rank this Week: 2279

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
  • Dec 12

    The joy of supersedea

    The joy of supersedea
    A much younger family law colleague of mine texted me earlier this week, informing me that she was successful in her first attempt at supersedeas. After a testimonial hearing on a placement plan for a child in DSS custody, the family court…
  • Dec 3

    Supreme Court sets procedures for family court attorney fee award

    Supreme Court sets procedures for family court attorney fee award
    The December 3, 2014 South Carolina Supreme Court opinion in Buist v. Buist sets forth procedures to be used in setting attorney fee awards in family court cases. This opinion recognizes the difficulties of preserving fee award issues when…
  • Nov 23

    It only took forty-five day

    It only took forty-five day
    When, on October 6, 2014, in Rainey v. Bostic, 135 S.Ct. 286 (2014), the United States Supreme Court denied Virginia’s petition for certiorari in Bostic v. Schaefer, 760 F. 3d 352 (4th Cir. 2014), I predicted “it is only a…
Rank this Week: 4936

Alabama Law Blog of William…

Alabama Law Blog of William Pfeifer

Covers Alabama law.

http://williampfeifer.com/blog
Rank this Week: 3612

Law Blog of William L. Pfeifer,…

Law Blog of William L. Pfeifer, Jr.

Covers Alabama family and criminal law topics.

http://williampfeifer.com
Rank this Week: 5008

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/
  • Dec 10

    Possible Legislative Change to Statutory Income Expectation

    Possible Legislative Change to Statutory Income Expectation
    The current child support statute authorizes the family court to impose upon parents an income threshold. That is, if the parent is able to work, the court may impute income to that parent in the amount of 150% of minimum wage, assuming 40…
  • Oct 12

    Moving the Children Within the State

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

    Family Courts Are Not Fulfilling ICMC Timing Goal

    Family Courts Are Not Fulfilling ICMC Timing Goal
    When a marriage dissolution case is first filed with the court, most metro area Minnesota courts schedule the case for an Initial Case Management Conference (ICMC).  This is a non-contested, non-litigious step in the process that gives…
Rank this Week: 2105

Sanns Mediation World of ADR

Sanns Mediation World of ADR

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

http://sannsmediation.com/wordpress
  • Dec 10

    Changing Your Name When Divorcing — Professional Issue

    Changing Your Name When Divorcing — Professional Issue
    Pursuant to a divorce, either spouse is eligible for a name change.  Traditionally, many women take the husband’s last name upon marriage.  Upon divorce, some women want to change back to their maiden names or hyphenate.…
  • Dec 9

    Divorce and Child College Cost

    Divorce and Child College Cost
    New Jersey children suing their parents for college costs have been in the news frequently in recent months.  Many parents are unaware of the law in New Jersey which derives from a 1982 NJ Supreme Court case called Newburgh v.…
  • Oct 7

    Alimony Reform: Changes to NJ Alimony Law

    Alimony Reform: Changes to NJ Alimony Law
    On September 10, 2014, NJ Governor Chris Christie signed Public Law 2014, Chapter 42 into law.  This law makes changes to NJ’s alimony statues.  The legislature had been discussing this issue for several years and finally was…
Rank this Week: 1090

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

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

http://www.massachusettsdivorcelawmonitor.com/
  • Dec 10

    Holidays with a Narcissist

    Holidays with a Narcissist
    Hi there, ‘Tis the season for holiday parties, and it’s my belief that narcissists are overly prevalent at parties. They provide a great opportunity for a narcissist to show off and shine. Behind the scenes, narcissists…
  • Nov 26

    Ha! Are You Ready for the Holidays?

    Ha! Are You Ready for the Holidays?
    Hi there, Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you all have a safe and fun holiday. Even though Christmas décor has been up for weeks, I’m just beginning to coordinate Christmas shopping for my grandkids with their parents and their other…
  • Oct 22

    Updates on Alimony Law

    Updates on Alimony Law
    Hi there, I have a few updates on what is happening in three cases that are testing the limits of the Alimony Reform Act. Much of the press and the writings about the act have been positive. This is partly driven by fathers rights…
Rank this Week: 4969

Between the Sheets: Adultery in…

Between the Sheets: Adultery in Divorce Cases in Virginia

Explores the legal effects of adultery on family law matters in Virginia and across the United States. By James H. Wilson, Jr.

http://jameshwilsonjr.com/
Rank this Week: 2467

New Jersey Divorce Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Divorce Lawyers Blog

Covers family law. By Law Offices of Brian D. Iton.

http://www.newjerseydivorcelawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 9

    New Jersey Fault Grounds That Affect Alimony

    New Jersey Fault Grounds That Affect Alimony
    For years divorcing couples have heard that New Jersey courts do not consider fault when it comes to determining whether alimony should be awarded. This is true. In most cases marital fault is irrelevant to a determination of alimony.…
  • Dec 2

    Step-Parents Responsibility To Pay Child Support in New Jersey

    Step-Parents Responsibility To Pay Child Support in New Jersey
    The question often arises whether a stepparent has any responsibility to pay child support for their stepchildren. The general rule is that a stepparent has no duty to pay child support for their stepchildren. However, practically speaking,…
  • Nov 25

    New Jersey Custody Hearing Rules and Procedure

    New Jersey Custody Hearing Rules and Procedure
    The New Jersey courts use different standards to determine initial custody awards versus requests for changes to an established custody order. Initial Custody Awards When two parents have not been to court previously to decide who is the…
Rank this Week: 2812

Michael A. Meschino Blog

Michael A. Meschino Blog

Covers Illinois family law.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelaw.org/blog/
  • Dec 8

    4 components that should be in your will

    4 components that should be in your will
    Putting together a last will and testament does more that determine how property will be allocated after a death; it can also give people peace of mind. Without such a document, state laws will determine how people’s assets are divided…
  • Dec 7

    Update your estate plan annually

    Update your estate plan annually
    When an Illinois man suddenly died of a heart attack, he left behind a death benefit policy of more than $400,000. According to The National Law Review, the policy had listed his wife of just three years as the beneficiary. However, the…
  • Dec 6

    Many factors can affect breath test result

    Many factors can affect breath test result
    A 50-year-old Illinois woman was charged with felony aggravated DUI after she allegedly struck a 10-year-old girl with her vehicle and drove away. According to ABC 7 Chicago, law enforcement tracked down the driver and said they could smell…
Rank this Week: 2869

Denver Divorce Attorney Blog

Denver Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers Colorado family law, child custody and child support. By Plog & Stein, PC.

http://www.denverdivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 8

    Denver Divorce and Hidden Asset

    Denver Divorce and Hidden Asset
    Whether a Douglas County divorce attorney, or one practicing just below the slopes of the Aspen ski hills, we all know the importance of financial disclosures in any divorce case. Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure rule 16.2 sets forth the…
  • Dec 3

    Same Sex Divorce and Child Custody Issues in Colorado

    Same Sex Divorce and Child Custody Issues in Colorado
    As we have earlier covered on this blog, same-sex marriages are now legal in Colorado because the United States Supreme Court decided not to hear any appeals regarding the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans from the 10th Circuit. Now…
  • Dec 1

    Child Support Arrearages in Colorado

    Child Support Arrearages in Colorado
    Child support in Colorado is calculated according to the Colorado Child Support Guideline found at C.R.S. 14-10-115, revised in January 2014. In Denver and the surrounding areas, divorced parents must meet their child support obligations…
Rank this Week: 3428

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/
  • 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…
  • Aug 19

    Should I Get a Divorce?

    Should I Get a Divorce?
    Everyone experiences difficulties at various points in life. These concerns can be numerous and minor, few and severe, or any combination between. Families endure financial hardship, healthcare problems, emotional and psychological…
  • Aug 5

    Special Divorce Considerations for Physician

    Special Divorce Considerations for Physician
    After representing numerous doctors (and the spouses of doctors) in Arizona, we realized that physician divorces are different.  It is not that the law treats doctors uniquely.  It is that there are a host of considerations that are…
Rank this Week: 4101

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Kollias & Giese.

http://www.dupagecountydivorcelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2205

Family Law Matters Blog

Family Law Matters Blog

Covers New York family law. By Deborah Hope Wayne.

http://www.familylawmatters-blog.com/
  • Dec 8

    Tips For a Stress-Free Holiday Season

    Tips For a Stress-Free Holiday Season
    Now that the holiday season is upon us, people tend to get pulled into a bunch of different directions. From holiday planning to finishing up odds and ends before the New Year, the holiday season can bring forth a lot of stress. Last year, I…
  • Dec 1

    The Best Interest of the Pet: Custody of the Pet is Real!

    The Best Interest of the Pet: Custody of the Pet is Real!
    It happens all the time: a couple starts getting serious and may start making major purchases together. For some couples it may be furniture or a car, but many couples also choose to purchase or adopt a pet. While the relationship is going…
  • Nov 9

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

    KEEPING THE RING: IF YOU'RE GOING TO PUT A RING ON IT, YOU BETTER SPECIFY WHAT THE RING IS FOR!
    In recent weeks, the internet was abuzz with people talking about the woman who got to keep her engagement ring even after she and her boyfriend (and alleged fiancé) broke up. Debbie Lopez of Long Island made headlines after a court…
Rank this Week: 2669

Llabona Law Blog

Llabona Law Blog

Covers Florida family law issues.

http://www.llabona.com/blog/
  • Dec 7

    Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence

    Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence
    We like to highlight community agencies that are doing great work in our midst.  The Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence is one of them.   They maintain a long list of 42 certified local agencies statewide;  they…
  • Dec 3

    What Responsible Finds Prenuptial Agreements Taboo?

    What Responsible Finds Prenuptial Agreements Taboo?
    Marrying couples are long overdue for removing the stigma associated with prenuptial agreements. When will we stop regarding this critical legal aspect of marriage as merely ‘taboo’ and start recognizing it for what it really is…
  • Dec 2

    50/50 Parenting Can Put Parents Ahead of Their Kid

    50/50 Parenting Can Put Parents Ahead of Their Kid
    Whether you’ve been tuned into things or not, there’s currently a heated national debate taking place regarding child custody. The November 2014 election cycle saw states like North Dakota vote on equal parenting time, a cause…
Rank this Week: 3824

Albuquerque Divorce Lawyer Blog

Albuquerque Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers New Mexico family and divorce law topics, including community property, child custody and property division issues. By Collins & Collins, P.C.

http://www.collinsattorneys.com/divorceblawg/
  • Dec 6

    Holiday Travel Often Leads to Child Custody and Time-Sharing Dispute

    Holiday Travel Often Leads to Child Custody and Time-Sharing Dispute
    Travel with the children can, in the absence of a parenting plan that deals with the issue of travel, cause conflict between the parents.  The potential for conflict associated with travel with the children is especially high during the…
  • Dec 3

    Violation of Child Custody During the Holidays has Serious Consequence

    Violation of Child Custody During the Holidays has Serious Consequence
    Child custody disputes get pretty heated during the holidays.  For whatever reason, the holidays bring out the worst in some with respect to the kids. Many times one of the parties will try to change up the parenting plan and holiday…
  • Nov 3

    Considerations Prior to Same-Sex Marriage in New Mexico

    Considerations Prior to Same-Sex Marriage in New Mexico
    It has now been more than a year that the United States Supreme Court, in United States v. Winsor (June 26, 2013), held Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) unconstitutional and in effect paved the way for more and…
Rank this Week: 4839

Family Law & Divorce Information…

Family Law & Divorce Information in Houston, Texas

By Busby & Associates.

http://busby-lee.com/familylawblog
  • Dec 6

    Judge Mecca Walker Appointed to 311th

    Judge Mecca Walker Appointed to 311th
    MichaelMembers of the Family Law Section received the following announcement from Judge Alicia Franklin on December 5, 2014. “I am pleased to announce the appointment of Meca L. Walker as the Associate Judge of the 311th District Court…
  • Nov 28

    How to Make a Request for Social Media in a Divorce Case

    How to Make a Request for Social Media in a Divorce Case
    MichaelHow to Make a Request for Social Media in a Divorce Case I have attempted to subpoena the social media host on several occasions only to find that they typically will not produce the persons social media, but instead send a form letter…
  • Nov 27

    308th and 311th Courts to Move End of 2014

    308th and 311th Courts to Move End of 2014
    Michael308th and 311th Courts to Move End of 2014 Members of the Houston Bar Association received the following announcement November 25th 2014: Please be advised that the 311th and 308th Judicial District Courts will be moving to their new…
Rank this Week: 648

Massachusetts Criminal Law Blog

Massachusetts Criminal Law Blog

Covers family and criminal law. By Law Office Of George N. Papachristos.

http://www.massachusettscriminallawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2850

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.indianafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 5

    Practical tips to avoid holiday parenting time problem

    Practical tips to avoid holiday parenting time problem
    During the holiday season our office receives tons of questions from our clients about how to handle holiday parenting time. Attorney Christine Douglas helps individuals resolve a variety of legal issues that arise in families. With over 18…
  • Nov 18

    Indiana's Third Information & Awareness Adoption Fair

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

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

    MICHELE JACKSON NAMED FINALIST FOR INDY'S BEST AND BRIGHTEST AWARD
    For the second year in a row, attorney Michele Jackson has been selected as a finalist for the annual Indy's Best and Brightest award ceremony created by Junior Achievement. The event will honor 100 of central Indiana's most outstanding…
Rank this Week: 1414

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.santarosafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 4

    Can My Spouse Stop Our Divorce?

    Can My Spouse Stop Our Divorce?
    Can my spouse stop our divorce? After a petition for dissolution of marriage is filed, spouses may argue over many issues before the divorce is finally granted by the California family court. Issues that may cause contention include property…
  • Sep 5

    Legal Problems Can Continue Long After a Divorce is Finalized

    Legal Problems Can Continue Long After a Divorce is Finalized
    Going through a divorce and settling all related issues can be trying. Most people want to put the marriage and legal issues behind them once the divorce is finalized. Unfortunately, this is often not the case. Frequently, a former spouse…
  • Aug 7

    What Happens to Unmarried Couples in California Who Want a “Divorce”?

    What Happens to Unmarried Couples in California Who Want a “Divorce”?
    Unmarried Couples? According to modern trends, more and more Californians are living together outside of marriage, whether for personal, financial, or other reasons. Even absent the traditional nuptials, however, such couples may, for all…
Rank this Week: 3582

The Interplay Between Bankruptcy…

The Interplay Between Bankruptcy and Divorce Law in Virginia

Explores the effect of a bankruptcy on divorce and other family law matters in Virginia, as well as the effect of a divorce or other family law matter on a bankruptcy. By James H. Wilson, Jr.

http://bankruptcydivorceblawg.com
Rank this Week: 4895