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Givens Law Group Family Law Blog

Givens Law Group Family Law Blog

Covers all aspects of Family Law in Florida.

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  • Jun 30

    Top Social Media Pitfalls to Avoid During Divorce

    Top Social Media Pitfalls to Avoid During Divorce
    Going through a divorce? Social media may be the last place you want to be spending your time. Here are the top social media pitfalls to avoid while going through a divorce. After handling hundreds of divorce cases, we have seen it all.…
  • Jun 22

    Can I Lower My Child Support Payments?

    Can I Lower My Child Support Payments?
    The child support order that once was workable may no longer be feasible. If your circumstances have changed, you may be able to petition for a modification to lower your child support payments. You no doubt love your children and…
  • Jun 15

    What happens when a written order is different from what the Judge said in court or doesn't have any specific findings?

    What happens when a written order is different from what the Judge said in court or doesn't have any specific findings?
    Recently, the First District Court of Appeal had to decide a case involving a written order that was different from the oral order the judge made at the end of the trial. In the case of Schmidt v. Schmidt, a judge made an oral ruling…
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Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

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

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

    A Closer Look at the Supreme Court’s Same Sex Marriage Ruling

    A Closer Look at the Supreme Court’s Same Sex Marriage Ruling
    With the announcement of last week’s Supreme Court decision, proponents of same sex marriage rejoiced and Facebook became much more colorful. After a weekend of celebrating the new-found rights of my gay and lesbian friends, neighbors…
  • Jun 26

    Supreme Court Legalizes Gay Marriage!

    Supreme Court Legalizes Gay Marriage!
    Hi there, There have been rumors for months that the SJC was going to make a final decision about how America will handle gay marriage. As of today, I’m thrilled to report that gay marriage is now the law of the land! For the couples…
  • Jun 25

    Parental Right to Spank Upheld

    Parental Right to Spank Upheld
    Hi there, As a parent and grandparent I have long felt it was a necessary right of parents to swat their kids on the behind occasionally. Swift justice often makes the most impact. I was somewhat astonished to open Lawyers Weekly today and…
Rank this Week: 3237

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

    Relocation | 100 Mile Rule | As the Crow Flie

    Relocation | 100 Mile Rule | As the Crow Flie
    Under the 100 mile rule limitation in determining a child’s change of residence, the 100 mile rule means radial miles rather than road miles. Road miles refers to the distance between two points along the shortest route of public travel,…
  • Jun 27

    Same Sex Marriage a Right in all 50 States after U.S. Supreme Court Ruling

    Same Sex Marriage a Right in all 50 States after U.S. Supreme Court Ruling
    Same Sex Marriage a Right in all 50 States after U.S. Supreme Court Ruling. The New York Times coverage of the story and related human interest stories are rich with detail.
  • Jun 26

    Judicial Interview of Minor Child in Custody Case

    Judicial Interview of Minor Child in Custody Case
    A newly released opinion by the Michigan Court of Appeals in a custody case (for publication) raised some interesting and noteworthy issues. The issues noted in this post are: (1) The effect of a parent who made repeated referrals to...
Rank this Week: 1003

NJ Family Legal Blog

NJ Family Legal Blog

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

http://njfamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jun 30

    SINGLE PARENT TRAVELING INTERNATIONALLY THIS SUMMER? READ THIS FIRST

    SINGLE PARENT TRAVELING INTERNATIONALLY THIS SUMMER? READ THIS FIRST
    You have planned for months.  You and your children are going to take the vacation to end all vacations this summer.  Well, the summer is here, but the whimsical dreams about lazing on the beach and hiking through the rain forest…
  • Jun 19

    TO CONSENT OR NOT CONSENT, THAT IS THE QUESTION

    TO CONSENT OR NOT CONSENT, THAT IS THE QUESTION
    When an attorney asks me to consent to an adjournment of a pending court date, deadline, or otherwise, I generally consent as a matter of professional courtesy unless there is a good reason not to (perhaps there is someone else who can fill…
  • Jun 19

    I’M NOT YOUR SECRETARY – OR AM I?

    I’M NOT YOUR SECRETARY – OR AM I?
    In the highly scheduled, some say overscheduled, world of suburban children, figuring out where they are supposed to be and when is a constant battle. It is hard enough to do in an intact family, much less in divorced families where the…
Rank this Week: 4565

Texas Family Law Blog

Texas Family Law Blog

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

http://texfamlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    Impact of SCOTUS Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage

    Impact of SCOTUS Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage
    On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) in Obergefell v. Hodges  ruled that all 50 states and the District of Columbia must issue marriage licenses and recognize marriages regardless of whether the spouses are…
  • May 18

    Premarital Education Course

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

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

    How Should a Texas Employer Handle a Wage Withholding Order/Notice?
    You’ve just received a document entitled “Order/Notice to Withhold Income for Child Support,” or some similar title, related to one of your employees.  Now what? First, do not ignore this document! A Texas employer who…
Rank this Week: 4900

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/
  • Jun 29

    What You and Your Teen Need to Know Before Seeking Summer Employment

    What You and Your Teen Need to Know Before Seeking Summer Employment
    School, for the most part, is over for the year, which means teens throughout the State are faced with the daunting task of finding summer employment. Whether they are just looking to earn some spending money, buy books, or pay a portion of…
  • Jun 15

    The Wait for a New Jersey Marriage License May Soon be Over for Terminally Ill Patient

    The Wait for a New Jersey Marriage License May Soon be Over for Terminally Ill Patient
    Couples looking to marry in the State of New Jersey must apply for a marriage license and sit out the 72-hour mandatory waiting period before the license is issued. For most couples, that three-day waiting period is a minor interruption in…
  • Jun 1

    New Jersey’s New Car Seat Law Aims to Clear Up Confusion for Parent

    New Jersey’s New Car Seat Law Aims to Clear Up Confusion for Parent
    Statistics show seat belts help save lives in accidents and that message seems to have made an impact. Reports state a majority of people – 87% nationally and 87.6% in New Jersey – use seat belts for their protection. But how do…
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The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

Covers Florida real estate law, foreclosure defense, bankruptcy, estate planning and family law.

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

    The Fine Line Between Success and Bankruptcy

    The Fine Line Between Success and Bankruptcy
    The beginning of any new startup company is an optimistic time. After the fundraising, vision-creating, and product building, any founder or team member would hope that things would go smoothly from then on. However this is not always the…
  • Jun 15

    Supreme Court Ruling – The Decision-Making Power of Bankruptcy Judge

    Supreme Court Ruling – The Decision-Making Power of Bankruptcy Judge
    In May of 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that bankruptcy judges have the power of final judgments in certain legal disputes that arise from bankruptcy proceedings. This will boost the power of the Bankruptcy Court system. A Question of…
  • May 19

    Too Poor To File For Bankruptcy?

    Too Poor To File For Bankruptcy?
    In the past, people who were struggling financially had the option of filing for bankruptcy under Chapter 7. While this option still exists, the increased costs of filing for bankruptcy has effectively removed this option from truly poor…
Rank this Week: 3108

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 29

    Should I Talk to the Other Driver’s Insurance Company after an Accident?

    Should I Talk to the Other Driver’s Insurance Company after an Accident?
    A question clients often ask is whether they should talk to the opposing driver’s insurance company after they have been injured in a car accident. Share: LinkedIn Twitter Google Plus Facebook 
  • Jun 12

    New Legislation Affecting Divorce in Maryland

    New Legislation Affecting Divorce in Maryland
    The Maryland General Assembly met this past winter for its annual ninety day session and proposed legislation, heard testimony regarding proposed legislation, and enacted new law.  Share: LinkedIn Twitter Google…
  • Jun 12

    New Legislation Affecting Divorce in Maryland

    New Legislation Affecting Divorce in Maryland
    The Maryland General Assembly met this past winter for its annual ninety day session and proposed legislation, heard testimony regarding proposed legislation, and enacted new law.  Share: LinkedIn Twitter Google…
Rank this Week: 2717

Alabama Divorce & Family Law…

Alabama Divorce & Family Law Attorney Blog

Covers Alabama divorce and family law issues. By Steven D. Eversole.

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

    An Historic Look at Divorce Rates in the United State

    An Historic Look at Divorce Rates in the United State
    People love to refer to statistical trends in marriage and divorce rates in the United States, even when those rates are not based on actual surveys and data but merely rumors and unsubstantiated hearsay. We often hear that the divorce rate…
  • Jun 25

    Talking to Children About Divorce

    Talking to Children About Divorce
    Many people know they are not happy in their marriage and want to get a divorce. However, they decided to stay together for the sake of the children. While this may seem like the only way to make the best of a bad situation, it might actually…
  • Jun 22

    Arnold Schwarzenegger Discusses Divorce

    Arnold Schwarzenegger Discusses Divorce
    Arnold Schwarzenegger has being going around the country and appearing on various media outlets to promote his latest movie, “Terminator Genisys.” While most of the interviews focused on the movie, his interview on the Howard…
Rank this Week: 962

Family Law Topics

Family Law Topics

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

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

    Supreme Court Finds Fundamental Right to Same-Sex Marriage

    Supreme Court Finds Fundamental Right to Same-Sex Marriage
    On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court released Obergefell v. Hodges, a landmark decision requiring all states to allow same-sex couples to marry. The decision was released on the second anniversary of United States v. Windsor, which struck down…
  • May 26

    Couches, Lamps and Ashtray

    Couches, Lamps and Ashtray
    Most attorneys put off the resolution of personal property division to the end of the case. Unfortunately, waiting until the end of the case sometimes allows for the parties’ residual anger and resentment to be focused on what otherwise…
  • May 18

    WARNING: Facebook is Not Private, Especially in Divorce Litigation

    WARNING: Facebook is Not Private, Especially in Divorce Litigation
    Facebook is perhaps the largest and, at least among adults, the most frequently used social networking site.  Users willingly and regularly post information regarding friends, hobbies, locations, relationship status, likes/dislikes,…
Rank this Week: 3694

Llabona Law Blog

Llabona Law Blog

Covers Florida family law issues.

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

    Divorce Can Go Smoothly When Everyone Gets Along

    Divorce Can Go Smoothly When Everyone Gets Along
    The word “divorce” brings to mind some unpleasant thoughts and feelings: fighting, custody battles, sadness, money issues, spite, and pain. A relationship is ending, and things can get messy. Many people who have lived through a…
  • Jun 22

    Proposed Alimony and Custody Changes Hit a Roadblock

    Proposed Alimony and Custody Changes Hit a Roadblock
    Approximately 230 couples get divorced each day in Florida. With each individual case, the judge assigned tries to make things even and fair. However, because alimony has almost always been completely up to the judge’s discretion, what…
  • Jun 8

    Property Division: What if I Get Nothing?

    Property Division: What if I Get Nothing?
    If you are planning a divorce, you may wonder how property division works. Florida law provides for an “equitable distribution” of marital assets and liabilities. This means a fair division of marital assets, regardless of whose…
Rank this Week: 2836

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/
  • Jun 28

    Plaintiff seeks a Writ of Mandamu

    Plaintiff seeks a Writ of Mandamu
    A New York Family Lawyer said in this proceeding pursuant to Article 78 of the CPLR, the petitioner seeks a judgment, in the nature of a writ of mandamus, requiring the respondent County Treasurer to permit her to redeem two...
  • Jun 27

    Plaintiff Seeks an Order Annulling Social Security Judgment

    Plaintiff Seeks an Order Annulling Social Security Judgment
    A New York Family Lawyer said that this is one of a series of applications numbering between motions and cross motions almost twenty all of which deal with the same aspects of public assistance grants in the category of Aid...
  • Jun 26

    Daughter Requests Sealing of Court Record

    Daughter Requests Sealing of Court Record
    M.D. (hereafter "Daughter") moves this Court by way of notice of motion for leave to reargue this Court's decision dated September 16, 2005, which denied her motion to seal her arrest record and also denied her request on her…
Rank this Week: 1229

Divorce: New York

Divorce: New York

By Neil Cahn, PLLC.

http://www.divorceny.com/
  • Jun 28

    Legislature Passes Spousal Maintenance (Alimony) Formula

    Legislature Passes Spousal Maintenance (Alimony) Formula
    On June 24, 2015, the New York State Senate passed Bill A7645-2015 relating to the duration and amount of temporary and post-divorce spousal maintenance. The bill passed the State Assembly on June 15th. It awaits approval by Governor Cuomo.…
  • Jun 23

    Stipulations Resolving Divorce Actions Need Not Be Acknowledged

    Stipulations Resolving Divorce Actions Need Not Be Acknowledged
    Among their powers notaries public administer oaths and receive and certify acknowledgments or proof of deeds and other instruments in writing (Executive Law §135). An acknowledgement provides proof of the identity of the purported…
  • Jun 21

    Child Support and the Re-Unemancipated Child

    Child Support and the Re-Unemancipated Child
    At 18, the child becomes and adult. The parents no longer have custody. However, in New York, the parents’ duty to support does not end until the 21st birthday. On other other hand, the parents’ duty to support may be relieved if…
Rank this Week: 672

Texas Divorce Attorney Blog

Texas Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By McClure Law Group.

http://www.texasdivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 28

    In Light of Obergefell v. Hodges Decision, State of Texas Now Ordered to License and Recognize Same-Sex Marriage

    In Light of Obergefell v. Hodges Decision, State of Texas Now Ordered to License and Recognize Same-Sex Marriage
    Friday, June 26, 2015, was unquestionably a historic day in the realm of family law, constitutional law, and for the country as a whole.  On this day, a majority of the Supreme Court of the United States held that the Fourteenth…
  • Jun 12

    I’ve filed for divorce….so what happens next?

    I’ve filed for divorce….so what happens next?
    Perhaps the most frequent questions we encounter from clients shortly after filing for divorce are “How long is this going to take?” and “What happens next?”  Of course the answer to these questions depend upon…
  • Jun 5

    Bobby Flay Cheater Banner- Genius Strategic Move or Complete Mistake?

    Bobby Flay Cheater Banner- Genius Strategic Move or Complete Mistake?
    By now, I’m sure most of you have heard about what happened to Bobby Flay at his Hollywood Star celebration. For those who have not heard, Bobby Flay was graced with the presence of a jet with a “CHEATER” banner while laying…
Rank this Week: 688

Texas Family Law Blog

Texas Family Law Blog

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

http://www.austintexaslegal.com/Blog/
  • Jun 28

    CPS Parent Resource Guide Part 1: Introduction

    CPS Parent Resource Guide Part 1: Introduction
    The Texas Children’s Commission recently put out a great guide for parents navigating the CPS system, and I thought it might be beneficial for some parents to do a multi-part series revolving around it and how to use it to its fullest…
  • Jun 20

    Time limitations on enforcement of child support arrear

    Time limitations on enforcement of child support arrear
    Many people assume that the attorney general stops enforcing child support arrears when the child turns 18. Often, however, this is not the case, and can lead to some scary situations for people who are unprepared. In Texas, the law states…
  • May 19

    Tips for Recognizing Child Abuse

    Tips for Recognizing Child Abuse
    Child abuse is something that affects more children than most are aware of, and it is up to everyone to help protect children from these situations. Beyond that, it is an obligation under the law to report children who you suspect are being…
Rank this Week: 2626

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

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

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

    Easy Guide to the U.S. Flag Code

    Easy Guide to the U.S. Flag Code
    Most of us learned growing up that during the Pledge of Allegiance we’re supposed to stand at attention facing the American flag with our right hands over our hearts. Persons in official uniform render military salutes. Hats should be…
  • Jun 22

    Second Community Association Bill Signed into Law

    Second Community Association Bill Signed into Law
    House Bill 511 “Credit Unions/Statutory changes” (with a full title of “An Act to Make Various Statutory Changes Related to Credit Unions”) was ratified by the North Carolina General Assembly on June 10, 2015, and…
  • Jun 4

    First NC Community Association Bill Signed into Law

    First NC Community Association Bill Signed into Law
    House Bill 513 “Real Property/Technical Corrections” (with a long title of “An Act to Make Technical Corrections and Other Conforming Changes to the General Statutes Concerning Real Property”) was ratified by the North…
Rank this Week: 2394

New Jersey Divorce Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Divorce Lawyers Blog

Covers family law. By Goldstein, Bachman & Newman, LLP.

http://www.newjerseydivorcelawyers-blog.com/
  • Jun 28

    The Use of Medical and Mental Health Records in a New Jersey Child Custody Case

    The Use of Medical and Mental Health Records in a New Jersey Child Custody Case
    I suffer from a mental illness and my spouse wants a divorce.  Can this hurt my chances for gaining custody of our children? In general, the best interests of the child are of paramount importance in a New Jersey child custody…
  • Jun 27

    Understanding Your Rights Under the New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act

    Understanding Your Rights Under the New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act
    My spouse and I separated and now he is threatening my safety. What are my options? New Jersey’s Prevention of Domestic Violence Act was created to provide the victims of domestic violence in our state with comprehensive…
  • Jun 7

    Obtaining an Annulment in New Jersey

    Obtaining an Annulment in New Jersey
    I have been married for less than one year and we have no children. Can I get an annulment? Unlike a divorce that terminates a marriage, an annulment is a legal determination that a marriage or civil union never existed. Individuals…
Rank this Week: 2699

Dallas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Dallas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Texas family law issues. By Guest & Gray.

http://www.dallasdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 28

    Same-Sex Marriage: A Right Nationwide

    Same-Sex Marriage: A Right Nationwide
    On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States held, in Obergefell v. Hodges, Director, Ohio Department of Health, Et Al., that the 14th amendment requires a State to license a marriage between two people of the same sex and to…
  • Jun 8

    Dividing Community Property, Fraud on the Community, and Spousal Maintenance

    Dividing Community Property, Fraud on the Community, and Spousal Maintenance
    How do I prove that certain property in my divorce is separate from the community property? When the court divides property in Texas there is a presumption that the community owns everything, that is both parties will have a right to it.…
  • May 31

    Child Testimony in Family Law Case

    Child Testimony in Family Law Case
    In most family law cases children are seldom asked to testify because of unreliability. But, in some cases a teenager may be called to testify in situations such as; when a teenager wants to live with a different parent, where a parent has…
Rank this Week: 4176

New York Divorce and Family Law…

New York Divorce and Family Law Blog

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

http://brandeslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 28

    U.S. Supreme Court Holds Same Sex Couples May Not Be Deprived of Right to Marry

    U.S. Supreme Court Holds Same Sex Couples May Not Be Deprived of Right to Marry
    In Obergefell et Al. V. Hodges, Director, Ohio Department of Health, et Al., 576 US ____(2015) the U.S. Supreme Court concluded that the right to marry is a fundamental right inherent in the liberty of the person, and under the Due Process…
  • May 1

    2015 Child Support Standards Chart released March 6, 2015

    2015 Child Support Standards Chart released March 6, 2015
    According to the Child Support Standards Chart, [LDSS 4515 (3/15)] released March 6, 2015, prepared by New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, Division of Child Support Enforcement, the 2015 poverty income guideline…
  • Feb 18

    Matter of Veronica P. v. Radcliff A., --- N.E.3d ----, 2015 WL 566677 (N.Y.), 2015 N.Y. Slip Op. 01300

    Matter of Veronica P. v. Radcliff A., --- N.E.3d ----, 2015 WL 566677 (N.Y.), 2015 N.Y. Slip Op. 01300
    Court of Appeals Holds Appeal from a Contested Order of Protection Issued by Family Court, Based upon a Finding That the Subject Individual Has Committed a Family Offense, Is Not Mooted Solely by the Expiration of the Order.  …
Rank this Week: 4317

Long Island Family Law and…

Long Island Family Law and Mediation Blog

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

http://www.longislandfamilylawandmediation.com/
  • Jun 27

    Orders of Protection in Family Court v. Criminal Court

    Orders of Protection in Family Court v. Criminal Court
    The Difference between Family Court and Criminal Court Orders of Protection in New York An order of protection is an official document issued by the court with the intention to limit the behavior of someone who has been alleged to harm or…
  • Jun 19

    What Does Best Interests of the Child Mean in Child Custody Cases?

    What Does Best Interests of the Child Mean in Child Custody Cases?
    Best Interest Standard In many legal matters, the focus of a court is often into the past of the parties involved in an attempt to resolve the issues. On the other hand, in a custody case, the court attempts to perceive the future and predict…
  • Jun 12

    Court Discretion in Support, Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody … Part 2

    Court Discretion in Support, Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody … Part 2
    In a previous blog post, we touched upon issues of discretion of judges and other triers of fact (referees, judicial hearing officer and support magistrates), and the ways in which parties in a legal proceeding, and their attorneys may have…
Rank this Week: 3044

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.indianafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 26

    Obergefell v. Hodges and Its Impact in Indiana

    Obergefell v. Hodges and Its Impact in Indiana
    On June 26th, 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued an historic ruling that invalidated state bans on same-sex marriage and held that same-sex marriage is a Fourteenth Amendment right. The decision results in the United States becoming…
  • Jun 12

    Why Have Gestational Surrogacy Agreements in Indiana?

    Why Have Gestational Surrogacy Agreements in Indiana?
    Surrogacy laws vary by state. Indiana law currently holds that all surrogacy contracts are void and unenforceable. However, Indiana law does not prohibit the act of surrogacy itself, and recent court rulings have been favorable to surrogacy.…
  • Jun 5

    How do I Obtain a Student Visa to Study in the U.S.?

    How do I Obtain a Student Visa to Study in the U.S.?
    If you are a citizen of a foreign country and wish to study in the United States ("U.S."), you will need to apply for a U.S. student visa. Below is a basic step-by-step guide to obtaining an F-1 visa, a non-immigrant visa used by…
Rank this Week: 2534

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/
  • Jun 26

    Same Sex Marriage and Divorce Making News Around the Country

    Same Sex Marriage and Divorce Making News Around the Country
    As the nation awaits the United States Supreme Court’s imminent and historic decision on same sex marriage, other courts in the country are addressing issues of particular importance to same sex couples:  can they get divorced?…
  • Jun 16

    Maryland Court Reviews Juvenile Court Custody-Related Order

    Maryland Court Reviews Juvenile Court Custody-Related Order
    When parents separate or decide to divorce, they must be prepared to address and hopefully resolve many important issues, such as child custody and visitation. In an ideal situation, both parents will agree on an arrangement that suits…
  • May 29

    Maryland Family Law Governs the Enforcement of Child Custody Order

    Maryland Family Law Governs the Enforcement of Child Custody Order
    When a couple decides to file for divorce, there are many difficult issues to address and hopefully reconcile in a mutually agreeable manner.  Of the challenging topics to resolve, child custody is often considered the most emotionally…
Rank this Week: 3191

Iowa Family Law Blog

Iowa Family Law Blog

By Dickinson Mackaman Tyler & Hagen, PC.

http://www.dickinsonlaw.com/blog-search-page/?cat=22
Rank this Week: 1685

McLean County Divorce

McLean County Divorce

Covers Illinois family law. By Jon D. McLaughlin.

http://mcleancountydivorce.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 26

    New Illinois Divorce Laws May Be Headed Our Way!

    New Illinois Divorce Laws May Be Headed Our Way!
    Family law rewrite goes to the governorBy Matthew HectorAfter years of effort, a major reworking of Illinois family law passes the General Assembly.A major overhaul of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act ("IMDMA"),…
  • Apr 17

    New (sorta of) Way to Get Retroactive Child Support in Illinoi

    New (sorta of) Way to Get Retroactive Child Support in Illinoi
    In re Marriage of RochaIllinois Appellate CourtCivil CourtCitationCase Number: 2015 IL App (3d) 140470Decision Date: April 15, 2015District: 3d Dist.Division/County: Will Co.Justice: WRIGHTHolding: Affirmed and remanded with…
  • Mar 12

    Erasing Some Forms of Child Support Balance

    Erasing Some Forms of Child Support Balance
    Project Clean SlateIf you are a Non-Custodial Parent and you owe past due child support to the State, Project Clean Slate may help you erase the amounts you owe. Project Clean Slate is a program from the Illinois Department of Healthcare…
Rank this Week: 4945

Domestic Diversions

Domestic Diversions

Covers relationships, families and family law.

http://domesticdiversions.com
  • Jun 26

    Marriage is for Old Folks? U.S. Supreme Court says No, disagrees with Nina Simone

    Marriage is for Old Folks? U.S. Supreme Court says No, disagrees with Nina Simone
    From today’s United Supreme Court decision in OBERGEFELL v. HODGES Justice Kennedy offers these comments on marriage (excerpt): . . . Marriage is sacred to those who live by their religions and offers unique fulfillment to those who…
  • May 25

    Rebounding from hard times: how do I bounce back from adversity

    Rebounding from hard times: how do I bounce back from adversity
    The June 1, 2015 issue of Time Magazine has an article on The Art of Resilience (page 36), which includes a sidebar with 10 expert tips (page 42). The top three tips for rising above difficulties, setbacks, stress, loss and suffering were…
  • May 5

    Writing “longer, easier to understand — and grumpier” court decision

    Writing “longer, easier to understand — and grumpier” court decision
    The New York Times notes three trends in U.S. Supreme Court opinions (length, clarity, tone) and references Brown v. Board of Education’s 4,000 words with Citizens United’s 48,000 words. The article discusses a linguistic…
Rank this Week: 1694

Maryland Divorce Legal Crier

Maryland Divorce Legal Crier

Covers divorce, child support, child custody, alimony, equitable property distribution, father's rights, mother's rights, family law, and laws on divorce. By James Gross.

http://mddivorcelawyers.com/legalcrier
  • Jun 26

    US Supreme Court Legalizes Same Sex Marriage

    US Supreme Court Legalizes Same Sex Marriage
    The U.S. Supreme Court handed down a 5-4 decision today legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide. The decision was written by Justice Anthony Kennedy, who says in the last paragraph: No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the…
  • Jun 24

    The Tale of the Two Kayaks and Other Divorce Trainwreck

    The Tale of the Two Kayaks and Other Divorce Trainwreck
    We went to a birthday party for one of our neighbors last night. Sooner or later at parties, people around me start telling me their divorce trainwreck stories. One woman told me about how she and her ex fought over who would get the two…
  • Jun 11

    It’s Splitsville for Celebrity Couple

    It’s Splitsville for Celebrity Couple
    Marriage is on the rocks for Marge and Homer Simpson. The celebrity cartoon couple will legally separate in the upcoming season when Homer leaves Marge and the kids for his pharmacist. No word on whom Homer and Marge will hire for lawyers,…
Rank this Week: 301

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/
  • Jun 26

    Long-Term Marriages and Permanent Alimony in Florida

    Long-Term Marriages and Permanent Alimony in Florida
    The law regarding alimony contains several nuances. One of these is a statutory rule that says that the amount of evidence a spouse must offer in order to obtain permanent alimony differs based upon how long the couple was married. This rule…
  • Jun 18

    Your Child's Education and Your Florida Divorce

    Your Child's Education and Your Florida Divorce
    Two of the most important decisions many parents will make regarding their children center around the children's education and their religious affiliation. Two recent cases, one from the 3d District Court of Appeal and one from the 2d DCA,…
  • Jun 12

    Job Loss and Its Impact on Your Child Support in Florida

    Job Loss and Its Impact on Your Child Support in Florida
    The recent economic recession created financial hardships for many, including numerous people who lost their jobs. When you lose your job, you have many things you must deal with. If you owe child support and you're unemployed, there are…
Rank this Week: 1140

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 26

    Marriage — liberty and justice for all

    Marriage — liberty and justice for all
    The US Supreme Court found marriage of Constitutional proportions and extended the right of marriage to same-sex couples. This broad sweeping Constitutional rights opinion will have profound effects on many aspects of our society, not just…
  • Jun 24

    Is June 26 the day for LGBT Right to Marry?

    Is June 26 the day for LGBT Right to Marry?
    Did you know I started a new blog on LGBT family law rights in Texas? Today I posted about the significance of the date June 26 in the LGBT rights movement. The significant case of Lawrence v. Texas, which held unconstitutional statutes…
  • Jun 16

    Divorce Agreements, Einstein and the Nobel Prize

    Divorce Agreements, Einstein and the Nobel Prize
    When negotiating a final divorce settlement, every divorcing person must decide for himself or herself what to give up in exchange for getting a divorce. Rolled into that decision is the priority of guilt, moral values, and the willingness or…
Rank this Week: 756

California Divorce Blawg

California Divorce Blawg

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

http://www.hardinglaw.com/blog
  • Jun 26

    Supreme Court Says Everyone Can Marry

    Supreme Court Says Everyone Can Marry
    The issue of same sex marriage is now resolved in the United States. Marriage is marriage. Not traditional marriage, not man-woman marriage, not same sex marriage, not civil unions, etc., etc.   In a 5-4 opinion issued today Associate…
  • Jun 14

    Insurance payments to pay child support arrears?

    Insurance payments to pay child support arrears?
    From: Monterey County Herald California lawmakers are advancing a bill that would intercept more insurance payments and use them to pay beneficiaries’ overdue child support. About a quarter of insurance companies now voluntarily…
  • May 28

    The Awesome Balancing Act That Family Law Judges Must Perform

    The Awesome Balancing Act That Family Law Judges Must Perform
    Here is an interesting California child custody case brought to us courtesy of Bakersfield Now. It is complex on many layers: We see the monumental tasks charged to family law judges making life altering decisions We see how the media pick…
Rank this Week: 321

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

By Alan Robert Burton.

http://www.bocaratondivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 26

    What Does a Custody Evaluation Involve?

    What Does a Custody Evaluation Involve?
    Child custody is often a complex and hotly contested issue in family law cases. In many situations, parents involved in a custody case are getting divorced or ending a dating relationship and, too often, one parent may want to limit the…
  • Jun 20

    Husband Takes Unique Approach to Division of Property

    Husband Takes Unique Approach to Division of Property
    German media recently reported a story regarding an angry husband who decided to take the division of property into his own hands following a split with his wife of 12 years. The man posted a video on Youtube that showed him taking a chainsaw…
  • Jun 13

    No More Ban on Gay Adoption in Florida Law

    No More Ban on Gay Adoption in Florida Law
    On June 11, 2015, Governor Rick Scott signed the bill that will remove the language banning gay couples from adopting children from Florida law. Though a judge for the 3rd District Court of Appeal in Miami ruled that the ban was…
Rank this Week: 4117

Pennsylvania Family Law

Pennsylvania Family Law

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

http://pafamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jun 26

    RAPE SURVIVOR CUSTODY BILL ONE STEP CLOSER TO LAW

    RAPE SURVIVOR CUSTODY BILL ONE STEP CLOSER TO LAW
    In February we mentioned the introduction of a bill in the Pennsylvania state Senate which would allow the termination of a rapist’s parental rights, but preserve the victim’s (and state’s) ability to seek child support. The…
  • May 22

    LEGAL SAME-SEX MARRIAGE UNDERCUTS OLD EFFORTS AT SAME-SEX LEGAL PROTECTION

    LEGAL SAME-SEX MARRIAGE UNDERCUTS OLD EFFORTS AT SAME-SEX LEGAL PROTECTION
    One of the consequences of legalizing same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania and elsewhere is that all of the old methods for getting around a same-sex marriage ban or lack of recognition of civil unions or domestic partnerships became obsolete or…
  • May 19

    MEMO FROM EMPLOYER: TIME TO GET MARRIED

    MEMO FROM EMPLOYER: TIME TO GET MARRIED
    On April 29, the United States Supreme Court heard arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges.  This case addresses the question of whether there is a constitutional right to marry that transcends the historic power of states to regulate who can…
Rank this Week: 1213

Pendleton Judicial Training…

Pendleton Judicial Training Updates

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

http://www.PendletonUpdates.com
Rank this Week: 2672

Minick Law Blog

Minick Law Blog

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

http://www.minicklaw.com/asheville-attorney-blog/
Rank this Week: 2693

North Carolina Divorce Lawyers…

North Carolina Divorce Lawyers Blog

Covers family law. By Woodruff Family Law Group.

http://www.northcarolinadivorcelawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 25

    A Lost Alimony Deduction by Linking to Child Support

    A Lost Alimony Deduction by Linking to Child Support
    Watch out for those hurried, last minute North Carolina agreements that link alimony and child support termination; you could get an unintended tax consequence and the loss of the tax deduction. While the Johnson case, discussed herein, is…
  • Jun 25

    Tax Dangers of Unallocated Family Support

    Tax Dangers of Unallocated Family Support
    It is tempting to lump child support and post separation support/alimony into a bucket of one dollar amount, sometimes referred to as “family support”.  This is particularly tempting in the early part of a case, but it is…
  • Jun 15

    Black and White, the Kevin Costner Movie 2015: Grandparent Custody

    Black and White, the Kevin Costner Movie 2015: Grandparent Custody
    This is a must-see movie for grandparents seeking custody, particularly if the opposing parties are really the paternal grandparents vs. the maternal grandparents.  In a complex fact pattern, everyone gets it right in the end, after a…
Rank this Week: 2570

New Jersey Family Law

New Jersey Family Law

Covers divorce, mediation, arbitration and litigation. By Charles C. Abut.

http://njdivorceblog.typepad.com/new_jersey_divorce_law_me/
Rank this Week: 985

New Jersey Family Law

New Jersey Family Law

Features case law, legislative enactments and news about New Jersey divorce and matrimonial developments. By Charles C. Abut.

http://www.njdivorceblog.typepad.com/
Rank this Week: 1410

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/
  • Jun 24

    What is An Ex Spouse Entitled To With Regards to Social Security?

    What is An Ex Spouse Entitled To With Regards to Social Security?
    Even if your marriage ended more than 20 years ago, the ex-spouse could be entitled to a portion of your retirement funds through Social Security. At the time of your divorce, the decree would have specified what retirement assets should be…
  • Jun 24

    What is An Ex Spouse Entitled To With Regards to Social Security?

    What is An Ex Spouse Entitled To With Regards to Social Security?
    Even if your marriage ended more than 20 years ago, the ex-spouse could be entitled to a portion of your retirement funds through Social Security. At the time of your divorce, the decree would have specified what retirement assets should be…
  • Jun 19

    Don’t Forget These Marital Assets in Your Divorce Settlement

    Don’t Forget These Marital Assets in Your Divorce Settlement
    Divorce marks the end of one chapter of your life and the beginning of another, and odds are, you’ll look back at this time and see it as a positive turning point in your life. However, before you achieve that perspective, there’s…
Rank this Week: 2075

Family Law Source

Family Law Source

Covers business valuation and divorce litigation. By Brian C. Vertz.

http://www.familylawyerspittsburgh.com/blog/
  • Jun 23

    Emotional Connection Does Not Guarantee Award of Marital Residence

    Emotional Connection Does Not Guarantee Award of Marital Residence
    According to the old saying, “possession is nine-tenths of the law.” Perhaps that’s true in some context, but in a Pennsylvania divorce decision that was recently published by the Superior Court, possession of a marital home…
  • Jun 14

    Market Risk in Dividing Retirement Assets upon Divorce

    Market Risk in Dividing Retirement Assets upon Divorce
    Divorcing spouses in Pennsylvania might be well-advised to consider the risks associated with various retirement vehicles, as they decide which assets to retain or divide in equitable distribution.  A recent non-precedential decision of…
  • Apr 30

    Spousal Support of Foreign Nationals – The I-864

    Spousal Support of Foreign Nationals – The I-864
    Back in 2012, I reported on a Pennsylvania Superior Court case, Love v. Love, in which Pennsylvania recognized a support obligation arising from sponsorship of a foreign national spouse.  Now, the ABA Family Law Quarterly has published…
Rank this Week: 4313

Utah Divorce Hotline Blog

Utah Divorce Hotline Blog

By Chris Salcido.

http://www.utahdivorcehotline.com/utah-divorce-and-family-lawblog/
  • Jun 23

    Dividing a Personal Injury Award in a Utah Divorce

    Dividing a Personal Injury Award in a Utah Divorce
    Dividing a Personal Injury Award Comes Before Determining Alimony In a divorce action the court is required to determine how to divide the spouses’ property and whether alimony should be awarded. Property division comes first.…
  • Apr 22

    Mediation Before Modification Has Become Standard

    Mediation Before Modification Has Become Standard
    Mediation Before Modification Provisions in Divorce Decrees In most divorce decrees these days a provision is included that requires the parties to enter into a mediation to settle any disputes before going to court. Mediation is an informal…
  • Dec 18

    Recovering Attorney Fees as a Sanction

    Recovering Attorney Fees as a Sanction
    The Four Types of Attorney Fees Sanctions In general, a prevailing party may not recover attorney fees unless such an award is authorized by statute or contract. But four sources of authority permit a court to award attorney fees or ……
Rank this Week: 2664

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

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

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Jun 23

    When journalists ignore source material it is public debate which pays the price

    When journalists ignore source material it is public debate which pays the price
    This is re-posted from a post I wrote on the Transparency Project blog here. Christopher Booker wrote about the case of Ethan Williams in The Telegraph this weekend, in an article entitled : When judges defy instinct, it is children who pay…
  • Jun 22

    A short rant….and….breathe!

    A short rant….and….breathe!
    This has been brewing for some time. I need to get it off my chest because it is impeding the drawing of a breath of fresh air, like a particularly difficult phlegm bomb (sorry, that is disgusting but it does rather convey the unhealthy…
  • Jun 21

    You can run but you can’t hide

    You can run but you can’t hide
    This is a guest post by Sarah Phillimore, who blogs at Child Protection Resource. NB I will allow comments on this post as I usually do, but I will not permit comments which are offensive or insulting (robust challenge is ok as…
Rank this Week: 379

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/
  • Jun 23

    California Court Reviews State Laws Affecting "Transmutation" of Separate Property in Divorce

    California Court Reviews State Laws Affecting "Transmutation" of Separate Property in Divorce
    Every state in the country enacts its own laws governing marriage and divorce. Many people know that California is a "community property" state, which means that most assets and debts acquired during the marriage are subject to division…
  • Jun 16

    California Court Defers to Virginia Court's Jurisdiction Over Child Custody Case

    California Court Defers to Virginia Court's Jurisdiction Over Child Custody Case
    Child custody disputes tend to bring out intense emotions in both parents. This can be attributed to the notion that each party typically wants to spend as much time as possible with their children after the divorce. And while it is…
  • Jun 9

    California Legislation Addresses Tax Liability and Divorce

    California Legislation Addresses Tax Liability and Divorce
    Couples who decide to divorce are often concerned with resolving the most visible and practical matters: child custody, visitation, and support, as well as spousal support and property division. In addition to these highly important issues,…
Rank this Week: 1294

Maryland Family Law

Maryland Family Law

Provides general information and commentary on child custody, support, divorce and separation, and visitation. By Heather Sunderman.

http://mdfamilylaw.typepad.com/sunderman/
  • Jun 23

    Summer is in full swing!

    Summer is in full swing!
    At this point, all of the schools in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia are out for summer. If both parents work, you are already familiar with putting together the schedule of camps, babysitters and vacation plans. It can...
  • Feb 6

    Divorce tips for women

    Divorce tips for women
    I was recently interviewed by Connie Donahue of Woman Around Town to give tips for women considering divorce. You can read the article here. I would appreciate any feedback you have. What advice has helped you in divorce or separation?
  • Jan 9

    Is your child's college savings account marital property?

    Is your child's college savings account marital property?
    Now that you and your spouse have created a college savings plan for your spouse, what would happen if you divorce or separate? In Maryland, marital property is determined by how the property was acquired, so if the account was...
Rank this Week: 2153

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/
  • Jun 23

    Child Custody Cases Are Never Easy - Especially this One

    Child Custody Cases Are Never Easy - Especially this One
    If you think that formerly married couples are the only couples who argue about child custody, well, you wouldn't be taking into account today's world. Not everyone gets married. But every divorcing couple does argue about child…
  • Jun 16

    Grandparents Lose Bid to Adopt Grandchildren when Father's Murder Conviction Overturned

    Grandparents Lose Bid to Adopt Grandchildren when Father's Murder Conviction Overturned
    Now here's a complicated case. A wife and husband with two children divorced and in 2011 the mother died from strangulation. Who committed the murder? And should the alleged murderer - the ex-husband - be able to retain his parental…
  • Jun 2

    Gay Couples Battle on in Texas and Louisiana

    Gay Couples Battle on in Texas and Louisiana
    The latest Gallup poll indicates that 60% of Americans believe that the law should allow marriage between gay couples. Obviously, there has been a huge political shift in this country. Back in 1996, the Gallup poll reported that 68% of…
Rank this Week: 3826

Family-In-Law

Family-In-Law

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

http://family-in-law.com/
  • Jun 23

    Minnesota Judge to Parents: Think Twice Before Staying Home

    Minnesota Judge to Parents: Think Twice Before Staying Home
    In re the Marriage of Curtis v. Curtis, looked to be a pretty dry decision on what–to most non-lawyers–would be an esoteric legal issue: Can a ... The post Minnesota Judge to Parents: Think Twice Before Staying Home appeared…
  • Jun 12

    Minnesota Moves to Rightsize Child Support Obligations: Bigger Changes to Come

    Minnesota Moves to Rightsize Child Support Obligations: Bigger Changes to Come
    2015 saw some ambitious reforms proposed for Minnesota’s child support statutes. So ambitious in fact that the biggest didn’t make it into law, as legislators settled instead ... The post Minnesota Moves to Rightsize…
  • May 29

    Minnesota Enacts Uniform Deployed Parents Custody Act: Now What Does It Mean?

    Minnesota Enacts Uniform Deployed Parents Custody Act: Now What Does It Mean?
    On May 14, 2015, Governor Dayton signed SF No. 1911 (now Minnesota Session Laws chapter 30) followed just over a week later by SF No. ... The post Minnesota Enacts Uniform Deployed Parents Custody Act: Now What Does It Mean? appeared first on…
Rank this Week: 2436

Seattle Attorneys Blog

Seattle Attorneys Blog

Covers criminal, family and Injury law. By Blair & Kim, PLLC.

http://www.seattleattorneysblog.com/
  • Jun 23

    One Way to Save Money on Your Divorce Proceedings: Get Along

    One Way to Save Money on Your Divorce Proceedings: Get Along
    Most people facing a divorce (called dissolution of marriage in Washington) have heard the horror stories about the cost of divorce proceedings. We have heard and witnessed these stories too. However, in many cases there is one major way to…
  • Jun 11

    Divorce After a Long-Term Marriage

    Divorce After a Long-Term Marriage
    Divorce (called dissolution of marriage in Washington) after a long-term marriage can be especially difficult.  Families, finances, housing, and emotions have likely become well enmeshed after twenty or more years of marriage.  The…
  • Jun 3

    Petition for a Declaration of Invalidity (a.k.a. an Annulment)

    Petition for a Declaration of Invalidity (a.k.a. an Annulment)
    Annulment is a term in family law that many are familiar with. This is probably partially because of the dramatic circumstances that can lead to annulments (ex. Britney Spears in 2004). Most people understand the term to mean that there was…
Rank this Week: 2576