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California Divorce Blawg

California Divorce Blawg

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

http://www.hardinglaw.com/blog
  • Aug 23

    New Law on Date of Separation

    New Law on Date of Separation
    In the Summer of 2015 the California Supreme Court released its opinion in the Marriage of Davis case. In that case the Court took the traditional test for date of separation, i.e., state of mind that the marriage was irretrievably broken…
  • Aug 16

    John Harding selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017 in the field of Family Law.

    John Harding selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017 in the field of Family Law.
    Harding & Associates Family Law proudly announces that John Harding has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017 in the field of Family Law. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has…
  • Aug 2

    New Opinion on Domestic Violence

    New Opinion on Domestic Violence
    A significant opinion has been published by California’s First Appellate District Court of Appeal expanding the judicial interpretation of California domestic violence statutes.  As taken from the opinion: In February 2010, Perez…
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Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.indianafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 23

    An Update on Gestational Surrogacy Trends in the United State

    An Update on Gestational Surrogacy Trends in the United State
    As gestational surrogacy continues to increase in the United States, so do opportunities to observe its trends and outcomes. Many states presently permit gestational surrogacy, although the laws vary by state and are rapidly evolving.…
  • Aug 12

    ASRM Ethics Committee Opinion on Embryo Donation Terminology

    ASRM Ethics Committee Opinion on Embryo Donation Terminology
    The American Society of Reproductive Medicine (“ASRM”) recently issued an Ethics Committee opinion regarding the appropriate terminology for the donation of embryos. The opinion is consistent with the modern sentiment that…
  • Jun 3

    The Constitutionality of Commercial Surrogacy

    The Constitutionality of Commercial Surrogacy
    A California woman, Melissa Cook, who agreed to act as a surrogate for a single man, is seeking custody of one of the children after giving birth to triplets. The intended father allegedly requested a reduction, as he only wanted twins.…
Rank this Week: 1388

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/
  • Aug 23

    Strategies for contested family law and divorce hearings on a time budget

    Strategies for contested family law and divorce hearings on a time budget
    Have you ever wondered about counties that have time limits on the presentation of evidence at contested hearings. The Dallas Bar Association featured an article by O’Neil Wysocki Senior Shareholder Michelle O’Neil in its…
  • Aug 10

    Tips for fathers in Dallas Texas custody dispute

    Tips for fathers in Dallas Texas custody dispute
    What does a father do when a custody battle looms? The answer is NOT “nothing”. Divorce changes the roles for everyone, especially in traditional families. So fathers who may have relied on the children’s mother to take on…
  • Aug 2

    Shared Custody – Superpowers of Shared Kid

    Shared Custody – Superpowers of Shared Kid
    More and more children are being raised in split homes. For some children, having different rules in the two homes causes anxiety and difficulty adapting. The two homes may be different with new lives and new families of their own. Where one…
Rank this Week: 4546

Real Divorce Mediation Blog

Real Divorce Mediation Blog

By Whole Mediation & Consulting Services P.C.

http://wholemediation.com/category/real-divorce-mediation/
  • Aug 22

    Divorce Mediation Guidance: Top Pointers for Negotiation

    Divorce Mediation Guidance: Top Pointers for Negotiation
    Negotiation is a key part of divorce mediation, as each party attempts to come to an agreement about division of assets and debt, co-parenting if applicable, and settling all of the complicated details associated with divorce. Effective…
  • Jun 17

    Six Deadly Obstacles to Effective Mediation Negotiation

    Six Deadly Obstacles to Effective Mediation Negotiation
    Of the seven deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath/anger, and sloth/laziness), six are incredibly harmful to the negotiation process in divorce mediation. Many of these, such as pride, envy and anger, may have been some of…
  • Jun 7

    How to Have an Effective Divorce Mediation

    How to Have an Effective Divorce Mediation
    Successful divorce mediation requires clear communication and compromise from both parties. The bridge between these two is negotiation, which can be complex. Effective negotiation requires planning, preparation and research to create an…
Rank this Week: 1816

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/
  • Aug 22

    Determining Who Gets the Assets in A Divorce

    Determining Who Gets the Assets in A Divorce
    You’re getting a divorce. You want the house, the car, the vacation timeshare and anything else you can get simply because you believe your soon-to-be ex is a louse and you deserve to be compensated for your anguish. Before you hand…
  • Aug 8

    Avoiding These Mistakes May Help You Get Through Your Divorce

    Avoiding These Mistakes May Help You Get Through Your Divorce
    Divorce, no matter how inevitable it might be, is an emotional roller coaster for everyone involved. Sadness, hurt, anger, relief, fear, anxiety are all feelings spouses and children alike may experience throughout the divorce process. And…
  • Jul 25

    How You Approach Your Divorce Can Affect Your Parenting Partnership

    How You Approach Your Divorce Can Affect Your Parenting Partnership
    Divorcing couples may severe ties with each other but not with their children — once a parent, always a parent. Children depend on mothers and fathers to fill certain roles in their lives and they see their parents’ relationships…
Rank this Week: 2756

Michigan Divorce Lawyers Blog

Michigan Divorce Lawyers Blog

Covers family law, divorce, and custody issues in Michigan. By Serafini, Michalowski, Derkacz & Associates P.C.

http://www.michigandivorcelawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 22

    What is an established custodial environment?

    What is an established custodial environment?
    Where a change of custody is sought, the initial inquiry is whether there is an established custodial environment. An established custodial environment (ECE)  is an environment of “significant duration in which a parent provides…
  • Aug 8

    Child Support FAQ’

    Child Support FAQ’
    Child support is based upon a formula that takes into consideration the incomes of both parties, the amount of overnights the payor has with the child, health care costs, child care costs, and tax exemptions. Child support is generally paid…
  • Jul 25

    What is the difference between legal custody and physical custody?

    What is the difference between legal custody and physical custody?
    There are two types of custody that will be determined in a custody or divorce case. Legal custody involves major decisions affecting the child, including, but not limited to schooling, healthcare, and religion.  Physical custody refers…
Rank this Week: 4002

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: 835

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/
  • Aug 21

    In September 2014, the New Jersey…

    In September 2014, the New Jersey Legislature amended this State’s statute on alimony.   Among the changes that the new alimony statute contains was a provision related to retirement.    The addition that the Legislature…
  • Aug 12

    Retroactive Unallocated Child Support Modification in Cases Involving More Than One Child

    Retroactive Unallocated Child Support Modification in Cases Involving More Than One Child
    On August 9, 2016, the New Jersey Appellate Division Committee on Opinions approved for publication the Trial Court opinion of the Hon. L.R. Jones, J.S.C. in the case of Harrington-v-Harrington, in which the court analyzed the situation…
  • Aug 9

    What is the Impact of a Couple Living Beyond Their Means During the Marriage Upon an Alimony Award?

    What is the Impact of a Couple Living Beyond Their Means During the Marriage Upon an Alimony Award?
    It is a well settled proposition in New Jersey that the “goal of a proper alimony award is to assist the supported spouse in achieving a lifestyle that is reasonably comparable to the one enjoyed SONY DSC while living with the…
Rank this Week: 2649

Missouri Divorce and Family Law…

Missouri Divorce and Family Law Blog

Covers alimony/maintenance, bankruptcy, child support, custody and visitation, divorce, paternity, property division and taxes. By Mark Wortman.

http://familylaw.mwortmanlaw.com/
  • Aug 21

    New Missouri custody law seeks to maximize time with each parent, takes effect August 28

    New Missouri custody law seeks to maximize time with each parent, takes effect August 28
    Governor Jay Nixon signed House bill 1550 into law on July 1, 2016, which takes effect August 28, 2016.  This law has been dubbed as an equal custody law, or 50/50 custody law, but that is not an entirely accurate description. …
  • Jul 23

    LAGERS Pension divided as a future asset

    LAGERS Pension divided as a future asset
    Recent Case:  LAGERS Pension present value of zero but future payment divided Missouri Statutes require division of marital property, including local government retirement system benefits. The Circuit court treated the defined benefit…
  • Jul 19

    Marijuana use not grounds for termination of parental right

    Marijuana use not grounds for termination of parental right
    Recent Case: Marijuana use under the level of chemical dependency not grounds for termination of parental rights Father appeals from the judgment terminating his parental rights. Grounds for termination of parental rights require clear and…
Rank this Week: 1516

Alabama Criminal and Family Lawyer…

Alabama Criminal and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers family and criminal law. By Skier & Associates.

http://www.alabamacriminalandfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 21

    ALABAMA LAWS – THEFT OF PROPERTY

    ALABAMA LAWS – THEFT OF PROPERTY
    There are four different levels, or degrees, of Theft of Property in Alabama. What level is alleged against a person is usually determined by the value of the property involved.
  • Aug 18

    Marijuana to remain a Schedule I controlled substance. Why?

    Marijuana to remain a Schedule I controlled substance. Why?
    It is time we evaluate the never ending and hopeless drug war in this country. Re-classifying marijuana is a logical and overdue first step in this process. Let's spend our money where it will be useful; not enforcing outdated and ineffective…
  • Jul 28

    Pardons and Gun Right

    Pardons and Gun Right
    It is vitally important that a pardon applicant specifically ask for restoration of civil rights clearly and unequivocally in their initial petition.
Rank this Week: 2976

Texas Family Lawyers

Texas Family Lawyers

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

http://texasfamilylawyers.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 20

    Common Law Marriage -Very Hard to Prove in Texa

    Common Law Marriage -Very Hard to Prove in Texa
    What is a ‘common law’ marriage? Most people believe it is when two people live together as a couple for some amount of time. Two years is a common time-frame stated. But Texas has a specific three-pronged test. Under Texas law,…
  • Apr 12

    The Importance of a Correct Citation

    The Importance of a Correct Citation
    What is a citation?  It is the additional document the clerks make to send with the original petition for service. What does it do? Among other things, a citation lays out the rights a defendant to a lawsuit has, the answer day, the…
  • Apr 7

    No Attorney’s Fees for Enforcement of Spousal Maintenance

    No Attorney’s Fees for Enforcement of Spousal Maintenance
    Not one I would have guessed, but thanks to John Kappel’s attention to detail and thorough research, it turns out Texas law does not allow for a party to get attorney’s fees in a successful enforcement action on spousal…
Rank this Week: 3261

HeyAnnette

HeyAnnette

Covers Arizona family law. By Annette T. Burns.

http://heyannette.com/blog/
  • Aug 19

    Child’s Psychologist-Patient Privilege: Can a Parent Waive It In a Custody Case? Hawaii decision

    Child’s Psychologist-Patient Privilege: Can a Parent Waive It In a Custody Case? Hawaii decision
    In PO v. JS, the Hawaii Court of Appeals ruled that neither parent can waive or invoke a child’s patient-therapist privilege if the parents themselves are involved in litigation over the child.    The Father was attempting to…
  • Jul 25

    Mandatory Mediation Clauses Thrown Out in Maine

    Mandatory Mediation Clauses Thrown Out in Maine
    It’s fairly common for a parenting plan or parenting time order to include a clause like this:   “If the parties are unable to reach an agreement regarding any change to this parenting agreement, they will request…
  • Jul 21

    Facebook is Good Evidence

    Facebook is Good Evidence
    If you’re going to assert in court that you are having no contact with someone, it’s probably best not to have Facebook conversations going on with that person. In an Arkansas guardianship case, a mother sought to terminate her…
Rank this Week: 3625

Virginia Divorce Law Blog

Virginia Divorce Law Blog

Covers family law. By Wesley D Wornom, PC.

http://www.virginiadivorcelaw.guru/
  • Aug 19

    TSP Funds – Fund Description

    TSP Funds – Fund Description
    Many federal employees could benefit by reading this new free publication by FedWeek. It describes the underlying assets of each choice. Choosing a diversified portfolio of investments is advised by all financial planners. …
  • Aug 14

    Divorce Can Be Harmful to Father-Child Relationship

    Divorce Can Be Harmful to Father-Child Relationship
    In what used to be called a traditional marriage, the husband earning the money and the wife took care of the household and the primary duties of raising children. Since the 1970’s this type of marriage has become less common, but it…
  • Oct 21

    Can Child Support Be Made Non-Modifiable?

    Can Child Support Be Made Non-Modifiable?
    Clients often ask whether a property settlement agreement can include a guaranteed, fixed minimum child support amount. The short answer is no. So long as one of the children included in a child support order qualifies for child support…
Rank this Week: 2006

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/
  • Aug 19

    The League: Tips from a Lawyer for a Successful Fantasy Football Season

    The League: Tips from a Lawyer for a Successful Fantasy Football Season
    It’s August, training camps and preseason games are in full swing, and the NFL regular season is right around the corner. In case you missed it on my firm bio, I’m the reigning champion of my fantasy football league. Fantasy…
  • Aug 18

    A Company’s a Company, No Matter How Small – Being Mindful of Technology Risks As a Small Busine

    A Company’s a Company, No Matter How Small – Being Mindful of Technology Risks As a Small Busine
    When it comes to technology risks, it is easy to be lulled into believing that risks like scamming and hacking are only targeted at the largest of business enterprises. While large technology companies like Facebook and Twitter are certainly…
  • Aug 16

    How to Make Sure the Builder’s Warranty is the Only Warranty

    How to Make Sure the Builder’s Warranty is the Only Warranty
    Nearly all home builders and developers give some sort of warranty to their buyers.  Sometimes these warranties are limited and negotiated between the builder and the buyer.  Other builders provide a “standard” ten-year…
Rank this Week: 1386

Family Law Matters

Family Law Matters

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

http://www.justdivorce.co.uk/blog/
  • Aug 19

    POST IT OR STASH IT?

    POST IT OR STASH IT?
    another word of warning about the dangers of social media postings, particularly if you are involved in divorce proceedings. Continue reading →
  • Jul 12

    SHOULD ALL ONLINE DIVORCE BE REGULATED?

    SHOULD ALL ONLINE DIVORCE BE REGULATED?
    bryan reeed looks at the results of recent research by the legal services board into the provision of unregulated legal services. Continue reading →
  • Jun 13

    BREXIT – ARE WE IN OR OUT?

    BREXIT – ARE WE IN OR OUT?
    the justdivorce.co.uk blog adds it's two penny worth to the great eu debate, without a statistic in sight. Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 3006

Next Phase Legal Blog

Next Phase Legal Blog

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

http://nextphaselegal.com/blog/
  • Aug 18

    Is Limited Assistance Representation Right for You?

    Is Limited Assistance Representation Right for You?
    When it comes to legal help, not everyone wants the same amount of assistance. You may have the time and talent to do a lot of the work yourself, which of course could save some money in the short-term. It may also provide you with a new…
  • Aug 11

    Surviving the End of Summer in Massachusett

    Surviving the End of Summer in Massachusett
    Now, don’t get me wrong.  I love my son.  I love spending time with him—bike riding, arts and crafting, reading, throwing a baseball…you get the idea. But as a single mother working full time, summer stinks. For…
  • Jul 28

    Introducing Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and Panel of Neutral

    Introducing Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and Panel of Neutral
    We’re proud to introduce our civil alternative dispute resolution (ADR) practice area and our experienced panel of neutrals. ADR can be extremely beneficial for all parties involved and is a sensible alternative to a court battle.…
Rank this Week: 2690

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
  • Aug 18

    What Is Medical Negligence and What Can You Do If You Are a Victim?

    What Is Medical Negligence and What Can You Do If You Are a Victim?
    I am Andrew E. Greenwald, and I am a partner at Joseph Greenwald & Laake, and am a former chair of the American Association for Justice Birth Trauma Litigation Group, have given over 100 lectures to trial lawyer and other groups and have…
  • Aug 18

    Is Entrepreneurship Making a Comeback?

    Is Entrepreneurship Making a Comeback?
    Significant economic indicators continue to support the proposition that new business startup activity is on the rise.  On August 4, 2016, the Kauffman Foundation released the 2016 Kauffman Index of Startup Activity, its highly respected…
  • Aug 11

    Autonomous Vehicles Are Here…What Does this Mean for Purposes of Automobile Insurance Coverage and Liability for Accidents?

    Autonomous Vehicles Are Here…What Does this Mean for Purposes of Automobile Insurance Coverage and Liability for Accidents?
    The era of autonomous (aka “driverless”) vehicles has arrived and with it will come unprecedented changes in tort and insurance law.  Share: LinkedIn Twitter Google Plus Facebook 
Rank this Week: 1867

Pennsylvania Family Law

Pennsylvania Family Law

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

http://pafamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Aug 18

    SCHOOL DAZE: How School Rankings Impact Custody

    SCHOOL DAZE: How School Rankings Impact Custody
    Last week Newsweek published its annual rankings of America’s Top High Schools.  This is a much awaited publication for those with children of that age and it is undoubtedly well circulated in the admissions offices of our colleges…
  • Aug 12

    Stay Single And Double The Pleasure Of Home Mortgage Interest

    Stay Single And Double The Pleasure Of Home Mortgage Interest
    In recent years much has been written about the “marriage penalty” when it comes to federal income tax. As a group known as the Tax Foundation states it “An unmarried couple with equal incomes that earn a combined $300,000…
  • Aug 5

    Shareholder Rights; Family Style

    Shareholder Rights; Family Style
    Listen to the rhetoric of any political campaign and you will hear the familiar refrain. “Family business is the backbone of the American economy.”  Factually, true enough but history has taught us that families that play…
Rank this Week: 812

Domestic Diversions

Domestic Diversions

Covers relationships, families and family law.

http://domesticdiversions.com
  • Aug 18

    How to apologize: meaning & empathy

    How to apologize: meaning & empathy
    CNN addresses children and apologies, offering lessons to us all. Kelly Wallace writes (excerpt): Erik Fisher, a psychologist working in the Atlanta area and co-author of “The Art of Empowered Parenting: The Manual You Wish Your Kids…
  • Aug 15

    Professional Rating and Review of David Sarnacki, Best Lawyers in America

    Professional Rating and Review of David Sarnacki, Best Lawyers in America
    Best Lawyers in America announced that once again, David Sarnacki of The Sarnacki Law Firm PLC has been selected by its peer-review process (confidential surveys of judges and lawyers) as one of The Best Lawyers in America. He was…
  • Aug 7

    Review and Rating of David Sarnacki, National League of Renowned Attorney

    Review and Rating of David Sarnacki, National League of Renowned Attorney
    The National League of Renowned Attorneys invited David C. Sarnacki of the Sarnacki Law Firm PLC in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to join its ranks. After its Nominating Board “studied [his] credentials and professional…
Rank this Week: 754

Salcido Law Firm PLLC Blog

Salcido Law Firm PLLC Blog

Covers Utah criminal defense and divorce law.

http://www.salcidolawfirm.com/
  • Aug 17

    Excluding 404(b) Evidence for Unfair Prejudice

    Excluding 404(b) Evidence for Unfair Prejudice
    The Court Can Exclude Relevant Evidence if it Causes Unfair Prejudice The court of appeals recently addressed rule 404(b) and the “unfair prejudice” standard for excluding relevant evidence in State v. Rackham. In…
  • Jul 26

    The Admissibility of a Criminal Conviction in a Utah Trial

    The Admissibility of a Criminal Conviction in a Utah Trial
    Evidence of a Criminal Conviction Involving Dishonesty Dr. Taylor started treating Mr. Robinson in 2003 for chronic back pain and degenerative disc disease. He prescribed various pain medications to Mr. Robinson over the next three years, but…
  • Jul 21

    What is the Scope of a Gramma Request?

    What is the Scope of a Gramma Request?
    What Exactly can be Obtained Through a Gramma Request? Article I, section 14 of the Utah Constitution prohibits state actors from conducting unreasonable searches and seizures. The state can seize evidence without violating section 14 if it…
Rank this Week: 1891

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers New Jersey divorce and family law. By The Law Offices of Edward R. Weinstein.

http://www.newjerseydivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 17

    The Judge Is Smarter Than Some People Think!

    The Judge Is Smarter Than Some People Think!
    Throughout my career as a divorce and family law attorney, I have seen many folks who feel that they can, “play the system.” Many times, this involves the high conflict issue of alimony. Let’s call it the way it is; no one…
  • Jul 14

    If I Go Back To College, May I Have My Child Support Reduced?

    If I Go Back To College, May I Have My Child Support Reduced?
    No. If you voluntarily become unemployed and go back to college, New Jersey law is clear that this voluntary decision is temporary in nature. Moreover, a judge of the Family Part of the Superior Court of New Jersey shall not relieve a parent…
  • Jun 23

    Can I Be Fired Because I Am Getting Divorced?

    Can I Be Fired Because I Am Getting Divorced?
    No. Pursuant to New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination, an employer may not chastise, obstruct promotions or terminate an employee simply because they are getting divorced when it has no impact on the quality of their work product or…
Rank this Week: 3737

New Jersey Family Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Family Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Helfand & Associates.

http://www.newjerseyfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 16

    Back to School Woe

    Back to School Woe
    It’s almost back-to-school time and many area students rely on their parents to cover all of their college-related costs that remain after scholarships, grants, and loans. This can be a very stressful situation for kids and parents,…
  • Aug 15

    Divided High Court Weighs in on Cohabitation Issue in New Jersey Alimony Cases – Quinn v. Quinn

    Divided High Court Weighs in on Cohabitation Issue in New Jersey Alimony Cases – Quinn v. Quinn
    The issue of cohabitation can be a tricky one for divorcing spouses in New Jersey. State law currently allows one former spouse to ask a court to terminate his or her obligation to pay alimony to the other spouse if that person cohabits with…
  • Aug 11

    DRIVING WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF A NARCOTIC, HALLUCINOGEN OR HABIT-PRODUCING DRUG – PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

    DRIVING WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF A NARCOTIC, HALLUCINOGEN OR HABIT-PRODUCING DRUG – PRESCRIPTION DRUGS
    POSSESSION OF DRUGS The statute for a violation of Driving While Under the Influence does not require identifying the amount of narcotic, hallucinogen or habit-producing drug required in order to establish a violation.  A police…
Rank this Week: 2726

Creative Resolutions Blog

Creative Resolutions Blog

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

http://www.newyorkdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 16

    Being the Lawyer Clients Need—But Think They Do Not Want

    Being the Lawyer Clients Need—But Think They Do Not Want
    As a mediator and collaborative lawyer, I attract clients whose main priority is to come to an amicable agreement. What I want them to understand is that an amicable agreement does equal a vague agreement. We need to balance the desire for an…
  • Aug 3

    Conscious Lawyering: Being A Part of the Solution, Not Adding to the Problem

    Conscious Lawyering: Being A Part of the Solution, Not Adding to the Problem
    I have written before about the benefits of mindfulness and conscious coupling. In this blog I focus on the mindfulness of the attorney or mediator who is working with the couple. Let’s call it “conscious lawyering.” For a…
  • Jul 18

    Prenuptial Agreements Part 2: 4 More Things Not to Worry About if You Have a Prenup

    Prenuptial Agreements Part 2: 4 More Things Not to Worry About if You Have a Prenup
    This is a continuation of my previous post that explored what a “simple” prenuptial agreement looks like and when a more complex agreement may be needed. In this post we move beyond the basics of separate property and marital…
Rank this Week: 1856

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/
  • Aug 15

    Defendant is Charged with Endangered with the Welfare of a Child

    Defendant is Charged with Endangered with the Welfare of a Child
    The Defendant is charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child, in violation of Penal Law § 260.10(1), and two counts of Public Lewdness, in violation of Penal Law § 245. It is alleged, in sum and substance, that on March 15,…
  • Aug 14

    Deed Claimed Invalid During Divorce Hearing

    Deed Claimed Invalid During Divorce Hearing
    On August 31, 1992, the couple were in the process of buying a home. The husband’s father, a wealthy and successful entrepreneur, decided to help his son, daughter-in-law, and their young children in moving into the home. The…
  • Aug 13

    Defendant Father Requests Hospital Records in Light of HIPPA Law

    Defendant Father Requests Hospital Records in Light of HIPPA Law
    There are several issues currently pending before the Court in this mid-fact-finding Family Court Act article 10 proceeding. The first issue is whether to grant the motion of respondent father-person legally responsible (hereinafter,…
Rank this Week: 4320

Northern Kentucky Lawyer Blog

Northern Kentucky Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.fsgattorneys.com/blog
  • Aug 15

    Specialist Attorneys in Ft. Thomas, KY

    Specialist Attorneys in Ft. Thomas, KY
    We all know that doctors specialize, but you may not realize that lawyers specialize as well.   Fessler, Schneider & Grimme have personal injury and family law as two of their specialties. Specialist Attorneys in Ft. Thomas, KY…
  • Aug 4

    Motorcycle Personal Injury Attorneys in Ft. Thomas, Kentucky

    Motorcycle Personal Injury Attorneys in Ft. Thomas, Kentucky
    You are riding a motorcycle and are hit by a car, truck, or another motorcycle.  Hopefully you are not seriously hurt, but definitely you need to see an attorney immediately.  The cost of motorcycle insurance is low, but the…
  • Aug 1

    Juvenile Attorneys in Ft. Thomas, KY

    Juvenile Attorneys in Ft. Thomas, KY
    Juvenile Law deals with three types of child related issues.  The delinquent acts of children, abused or neglected children (status issues), and children in need of services.  Fessler, Schneider, & Grimme (859-291-9075) have…
Rank this Week: 2500

Ayo and Iken PLC General Practice…

Ayo and Iken PLC General Practice Blog

Covers Florida law topics.

http://www.myfloridalaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 15

    Women Initiate Divorces More than Men Studies Say

    Women Initiate Divorces More than Men Studies Say
    An oft-used joke among comedians goes something like this: “Do you know why more women file for divorce than men? Because women know murder is illegal.” While not all that funny, in fact women do initiate divorces more often than…
  • Jul 18

    Making Summer Timesharing Work

    Making Summer Timesharing Work
    A few short decades ago, blended families were the exception rather than the rule. In today’s society, however, there are possibly more blended families than not. The “rules” for what constitutes a family have been…
  • Jun 9

    Ayo and Iken Recap

    Ayo and Iken Recap
    Our Ayo & Iken attorneys have been busy this month. In this recap, we will take you through the many facets of what our attorneys have been up to from New Port Richey to Tampa and Orlando. We have tried cases, handled a difficult criminal…
Rank this Week: 2834

Family-In-Law

Family-In-Law

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

http://family-in-law.com/
  • Aug 15

    Same as it ever was? Minnesota’s (Not So) New Cohabitation Law

    Same as it ever was? Minnesota’s (Not So) New Cohabitation Law
    Not with a bang, but a whimper. Such is Minnesota’s first brush with alimony reform. On August 1, 2016, Minnesota’s spousal maintenance law gained a newly-minted ... The post Same as it ever was? Minnesota’s (Not So)…
  • Jun 30

    A Deeper Dive Into Minnesota’s Best Interest Factor

    A Deeper Dive Into Minnesota’s Best Interest Factor
    Nearly a year into Minnesota’s new best interest factors, you’d be think there’d be nothing left to say. Or maybe that was just wishful thinking after slogging through my ... The post A Deeper Dive Into…
  • May 23

    Family Lawyers: Go Ahead and Throw Away Your Notary Stamp

    Family Lawyers: Go Ahead and Throw Away Your Notary Stamp
    Effective today, you won’t need it anymore. As part of the overhaul of our procedural rules in 2015, most notary requirements were eliminated– affidavits, discovery ... The post Family Lawyers: Go Ahead and Throw Away Your Notary…
Rank this Week: 1481

Family Law Source

Family Law Source

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

http://www.familylawyerspittsburgh.com/blog/
  • Aug 15

    Marriages Torn Apart by Alcoholism

    Marriages Torn Apart by Alcoholism
    The National Alcoholism Center provides that over 7 percent of Pennsylvanians suffered from alcohol abuse or dependence over the past year.  With a Pennsylvania population of 12,802,503 residents as of July 1, 2015, 7 percent totals a…
  • Aug 12

    Is Parental Conflict Too Great for Shared Custody?

    Is Parental Conflict Too Great for Shared Custody?
    Estranged parents in Pennsylvania might wonder whether a court is likely to award shared custody when there is parental conflict. Recently the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, in S.A.W. v. R.J.S. (non-precedential), No. 2214 MDA 2015…
  • Aug 9

    Pittsburgh Family Law Attorney, Joseph Williams, Addresses Premarital Planning

    Pittsburgh Family Law Attorney, Joseph Williams, Addresses Premarital Planning
    Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC attorneys often provide legal insight on trending news topics in all areas surrounding family law, including prenuptial, postnuptial and settlement agreements. A prenuptial agreement (or premarital…
Rank this Week: 4395

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newjerseydivorcelawyerblog.net/
  • Aug 15

    IN NEW JERSEY TO MODIFY ALIMONY, CHANGE OF CIRCUMSTANCES MUST BE PERMANENT

    IN NEW JERSEY TO MODIFY ALIMONY, CHANGE OF CIRCUMSTANCES MUST BE PERMANENT
    New Jersey’s standard for modification of an alimony award is based upon a change of financial circumstances such that a modification of the award is warranted. More importantly, the financial change of circumstances cannot be of a…
  • Aug 11

    Divorce Recovery – Overcoming Loneline

    Divorce Recovery – Overcoming Loneline
    A divorce causes drastic changes in your life because you are suddenly alone. You may have children, friends, and other family members who love and encourage you, but it is not the same as it is with a spouse. Morning coffee becomes just a…
  • Aug 8

    Tips to Help Your Children Get Through Your Divorce

    Tips to Help Your Children Get Through Your Divorce
    Divorce is an ugly word but an unfortunate circumstance in many families today. While a divorcing couple can typically navigate the process with as few hurt feelings as possible, it is often impossible to keep children completely out of the…
Rank this Week: 2064

Australian Divorce Blog

Australian Divorce Blog

Covers family law and divorce in Australia. By Stephen Page.

http://australiandivorce.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 13

    Launch of Dangerous Liaison

    Launch of Dangerous Liaison
    On Thursday night, I had the privilege of speaking at the launch of Marina Bakker's new book Dangerous Liaisons. The launch was at Mary Ryan's bookshop in Brisbane. The book is a great how to guide about how to avoid falling into…
  • Aug 13

    The three basic rules of advocacy- taught to me by a man on Monday

    The three basic rules of advocacy- taught to me by a man on Monday
    Last week I was thankful for a man who did not know when to shut up. This may sound ironic coming from a lawyer, especially a lawyer who blogs, presents and writes articles as I do, but one of the essential features of being a good advocate…
  • Jul 18

    The real faces of domestic violence

    The real faces of domestic violence
    I saw today a very powerful article by ABC showing the faces of Australian women killed in 2015 as a result of domestic violence. The faces of these women put faces on the statistics. These women were real, and now are gone, never to return.…
Rank this Week: 435

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois divorce law. From Michael Roe.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 12

    DuPage Divorce Lawyer: Child Support Changes Coming

    DuPage Divorce Lawyer: Child Support Changes Coming
    Our Illinois Dissolution of Marriage Act ( IMDMA) has been going through a number of changes over the last year. One major change last year was the introduction of a spousal maintenance formula that created an entirely new landscape for...
  • Jul 12

    Illinois Divorce Lawyer: Divorce Lawyer Blog Top 100

    Illinois Divorce Lawyer: Divorce Lawyer Blog Top 100
    My office is pleased to announce that once again Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog has been recognized as one of the top Divorce Blogs....in fact, we're Number 16 ! I'd be happier with a Number 1 ranking, but at the end...
  • Jun 20

    Parental Alienation: Fathers Day

    Parental Alienation: Fathers Day
    Dr. Amy Baker is a nationally recognized expert in parent child relationships, especially children of divorce, parental alienation syndrome, and emotional abuse of children. One of her books occupies a permanent place on my office bookshelf:…
Rank this Week: 2719

Gardner Croft Solicitors Blog

Gardner Croft Solicitors Blog

Covers specialist legal services, personal injury claims, land registry, wealth protection, litigation and dispute resolution, and family law.

http://gardnercroft.co.uk/category/blog/
  • Aug 12

    Proudly Sponsoring Rotary Club of Canterbury Duck Race

    Proudly Sponsoring Rotary Club of Canterbury Duck Race
    Gardner Croft are proud to be the sponsor for 2016’s Rotary Club of Canterbury Duck Race on Sunday 18th September, in Westgate Gardens. Why not join in? The event is great fun, all you have to do is buy a duck from either Fitzgerald…
  • Jul 8

    On Probation

    On Probation
    Many employment contracts contain a probation period but what does that actually mean? From the perspective of an employment lawyer the answer under the law of England and Wales is in many cases – not a lot. There is no statutory effect…
  • Jun 20

    KM Colour Run 2016

    KM Colour Run 2016
    Gardner Croft were delighted to not only sponsor the KM Colour Run 2016, but also be represented by four of our team to endure the colour fest and everything that was thrown at them. Collectively we raised over £300 for our chosen…
Rank this Week: 2765

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

Covers family law in South Carolina.

http://www.scfamilylaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 11

    2016 Family Law Essential

    2016 Family Law Essential
    Thank you for attending today’s Family Law Essentials CLE. All of the other presenters and I hope that you are finding the seminar helpful to your practice. Please click below to view or download PDFs of the parties’ packets…
  • Apr 19

    April 2016 – Helpful Family Law Insight

    April 2016 – Helpful Family Law Insight
    Our April 2016 newsletter, Helpful Family Law Insights, was published today. This month’s featured article was When Doctors Divorce – Issues to Watch. Read that and the other articles in this edition by clicking the…
  • Mar 31

    The New Frontier of Electronically Stored Information (Seminar)

    The New Frontier of Electronically Stored Information (Seminar)
    On Friday, April 15, 2016, the South Carolina Bar CLE Division, in association with the South Carolina Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, are co-sponsoring a CLE seminar entitled: “The New Frontier of…
Rank this Week: 2880

Wisconsin Family Lawyer Blog

Wisconsin Family Lawyer Blog

Covers child placement, property division and other family law issues. By Wessel, Lehker & Fumelle Inc.

http://www.wisconsinfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 11

    Health Insurance and Divorce in Wisconsin

    Health Insurance and Divorce in Wisconsin
    One of the major issues couples face when they are ending their marriage is continuation of health insurance coverage.  People who receive coverage through their spouse’s employer worry that they will lose that coverage when the…
  • May 4

    Grandparent Visitation in Wisconsin

    Grandparent Visitation in Wisconsin
    Finally, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has clarified an important issue in the law concerning visitation rights of grandparents and other non-parents under Wisconsin law. The case, Marriage of Meister, relates to Section 767.43 of the Wisconsin…
  • Apr 28

    Stepping Away from Wisconsin Family Law for a Kidney Transplant

    Stepping Away from Wisconsin Family Law for a Kidney Transplant
    Today we step away from Wisconsin family law topics and into the realm of the personal. Attorneys take temporary leaves from the practice of law for many reasons, some voluntary, some not. My involuntary “vacation” from practicing…
Rank this Week: 4657

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: 3617

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: 2934

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber,…

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber, PLLC

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

http://vaughnweberlaw.com
  • Aug 10

    Car Crashes into Nassau County Bus Stop

    Car Crashes into Nassau County Bus Stop
    (Image from ABC7ny.com) Car Crashes into Bus Stop An out of control car caused a Nassau County bus stop crash.  Four people were injured in the crash as reported by News 12 and can be read here.  Faulty equipment and failure to…
  • Aug 8

    Pedestrian Knockdown

    Pedestrian Knockdown
    (Image from Newsday.com) Pedestrian Knockdown A pedestrian knockdown is one type of personal injury case that is growing in number on Long Island.  A pedestrian knockdown is when an individual is struck by a motor vehicle and…
  • Mar 21

    MTA accidents result in Personal Injurie

    MTA accidents result in Personal Injurie
    (Image from ABC7NY.com) MTA Accident Injures Several People It seems like everyday we see terrible MTA bus accidents that involve serious life changing injuries. At least ten people were injured in New York City when an MTA bus smashed into…
Rank this Week: 1729

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/
  • Aug 10

    Welcoming Jamie Woodard, Esq.

    Welcoming Jamie Woodard, Esq.
    The Law Firm of Kitchens New Cleghorn, LLC is pleased to announce the addition of Mr. Jamie Woodard to our firm as an Of counsel attorney. Jamie’s practice focuses on… The post Welcoming Jamie Woodard, Esq. appeared first on…
  • May 2

    How to Modify Your Driver’s License in Georgia

    How to Modify Your Driver’s License in Georgia
    If you’re interested in having your Georgia driver’s license or state ID changed to better reflect how you identify, the state allows you to modify both your name (Official Georgia… The post How to Modify Your…
  • Apr 17

    Legally Changing Your ‘Sex’ on a Georgia Birth Certificate

    Legally Changing Your ‘Sex’ on a Georgia Birth Certificate
    Despite its (rightly earned) conservative reputation, Georgia has a surprisingly liberal policy for changing sex designation on birth certificates and other vital records. According to section § 31-10-23(e) of the… The post…
Rank this Week: 2568

Linda's Law Blog

Linda's Law Blog

Covers Pennsylvania and New Jersey family law. By Linda A. Kerns.

http://lindakernslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 10

    What is Discovery?

    What is Discovery?
            Discovery is a process used in litigation where each side turns over all relevant evidence to the other party.  In divorce cases, the evidence includes documents that relate to the assets, debts and…
  • Aug 3

    Protect Your Online Safety and Security

    Protect Your Online Safety and Security
            If you are involved in domestic relations litigation, it is a good idea to establish a private email address with a new password that the other party would not be able to guess. There have been many cases when…
  • Jul 27

    Why is Your Credit Report Important in a Divorce?

    Why is Your Credit Report Important in a Divorce?
            Most everyone knows that divorce involves dividing assets.  However, along with assets, debts must be divided.  Many couples have credit card debt: either in one party’s name alone or joint credit…
Rank this Week: 3953

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Covers Virginia traffic and criminal law.

http://www.peterlouielaw.com/law-blog/
Rank this Week: 2630

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: 229

Law Blog

Law Blog

By Foreman & Caraciolo, P.C.

http://www.theharrisburglawyers.com/law-blog/
  • Aug 5

    Attorney Caraciolo to speak at Cannabis Career Institute Seminar in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

    Attorney Caraciolo to speak at Cannabis Career Institute Seminar in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
    Foreman & Caraciolo, P.C., is thrilled to announce that Attorney Joseph D. Caraciolo will be speaking at the Cannabis Career Institute Seminar on the fundamentals of state law and federal law, answering questions regarding case law,…
  • Aug 5

    The Right to Divorce for Same-Sex Couple

    The Right to Divorce for Same-Sex Couple
    The recent U.S. Supreme Court Ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges declared unconstitutional any state law which prohibited same-sex marriage.   This ruling not only protects a same-sex couple’s right to marry, but also their right…
  • May 9

    Do Grandparents have Standing to Pursue Custody of a Grandchild?

    Do Grandparents have Standing to Pursue Custody of a Grandchild?
    Does Grandmother who has been involved in her Grandchild’s life since birth, who has been a babysitter and substantially aided in raising the child, including periods when the Mother and Child lived with her, but has not had custody of…
Rank this Week: 3183

Dallas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Dallas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Texas family law issues. By Guest & Gray.

http://www.dallasdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 3

    Cuales Son Sus Derechos Como Padre

    Cuales Son Sus Derechos Como Padre
    El Codigo de Familia de Texas (TFC) tiene bastante que decir sobre los derechos y tambien las obligaciones de un padre. Primero, quien es considerado un padre? De acuerdo a lo que dice la seccion 101.024 del TFC, un padre es un hombre…
  • Jul 30

    Dallas (West End) Office coming soon

    Dallas (West End) Office coming soon
    Despite the URL Guest and Gray hasn’t had a physical office in Dallas (we shared a space in Irving for a bit). We had a lot of Dallas cases and clients, but not a space. Years ago my SEO team said that Rockwall/Kaufman County…
  • Apr 10

    Child Support Liens and a Third Party

    Child Support Liens and a Third Party
    Do you pay child support? Are you in arrears on your child support payments? If you answered yes to both of these questions, a child support lien may attach to you real or personal property after it has been perfected, even if you are not in…
Rank this Week: 3273

Texas Divorce Attorney Blog

Texas Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By McClure Law Group.

http://www.texasdivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 1

    Dissolution of an Informal Marriage in Texa

    Dissolution of an Informal Marriage in Texa
    In In re Interest of JJFR, a man appealed from the denial of his motion for summary judgment, arguing there was insufficient evidence to prove his partner and he had entered into an informal marriage. In Texas, an informal (or common…
  • Jul 21

    Enforcing a Child Support Order in Texa

    Enforcing a Child Support Order in Texa
    In Ochsner v. Ochsner, the Texas Supreme Court ruled on a child support order that required the father to pay for his daughter’s school and to pay through a registry when she changed schools. The couple had divorced in 2001, and the…
  • Jul 15

    Parents’ Agreement to Terminate a Mother’s Rights in Texa

    Parents’ Agreement to Terminate a Mother’s Rights in Texa
    In the 2016 Texas case In re Morris, an appellate court considered a father’s request for a writ of mandamus after the mother and he agreed to the rendition of an order terminating the mother-child relationship. The…
Rank this Week: 1993

Family Law Matters Blog

Family Law Matters Blog

Covers New York family law. By Deborah Hope Wayne.

http://www.familylawmatters-blog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Gifts and Divorce: Yours, Mine or Ours?

    Gifts and Divorce: Yours, Mine or Ours?
    The Superman myth means many things to many people.  It is uniquely open to interpretation.  While a key element of the Superman story is Superman’s amazing capabilities, he also had certain weaknesses.  Such may be the…
  • Jun 20

    Real Estate in Divorce

    Real Estate in Divorce
    Negotiating a divorce settlement is stressful even under the best of circumstances.  Real property owned by the couple (such as the marital residence) is often part of the negotiation.  Knowing how to obtain a fair, impartial and…
  • Jun 20

    Real Estate in Divorce

    Real Estate in Divorce
    Negotiating a divorce settlement is stressful even under the best of circumstances.  Real property owned by the couple (such as the marital residence) is often part of the negotiation.  Knowing how to obtain a fair, impartial and…
Rank this Week: 2364