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Attorney O's Midnight Musings: Connecticut Law

Covers Connecticut divorce, criminal and probate law. By Irene C. Olszewski.

http://ireneolszewski.com/ctlawblog
  • Jan 24

    Why Lawyers Choose Specific Practice Area

    Why Lawyers Choose Specific Practice Area
    I receive numerous calls every day from people with legal issues who are looking for a lawyer to advise them and possibly represent them in court.  There’s nothing unusual about that.  This is a law office, after…
  • Jan 23

    3 Divorce Options in Connecticut

    3 Divorce Options in Connecticut
    If you are seeking divorce in the State of Connecticut, you have 3 options available to you:  litigation, collaborative divorce or mediation. These are the procedures by which your divorce will be filed with the Superior Court and…
  • Jan 21

    President Barack Obama’s 2013 Inaugural Addre

    President Barack Obama’s 2013 Inaugural Addre
    Barack Obama was sworn in today for his second term as President of the United States.  For those who missed his inaugural address, here’s the video. The full text follows. THE PRESIDENT:  Vice President Biden, Mr. Chief…
Rank this Week: 1256

New Hampshire Family Law Blog

New Hampshire Family Law Blog

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

http://www.nhfamilylawblog.com/
  • Apr 7

    Unmarried Parents Get Equal Protection for New Hampshire Appeal

    Unmarried Parents Get Equal Protection for New Hampshire Appeal
    Miller v. Todd, a parenting case between two parties who were never married, raised the issue of whether Supreme Court Rule 3 is unconstitutional because it treats married and unmarried parents differently for the purposes of an appeal to the…
  • Mar 27

    In re Deven O: Father rebutted presumption of abandonment in termination of parental right

    In re Deven O: Father rebutted presumption of abandonment in termination of parental right
    The Supreme Court issued In Re Deven O. on November 7, 2013. The Facts Deven was born in June 2006 and lived with his parents until they split up in December 2006. Deven lived with his mother and visited with his father a few days each month…
  • Mar 27

    In re Deven O: Father rebutted presumption of abandonment in TPR

    In re Deven O: Father rebutted presumption of abandonment in TPR
    The Supreme Court issued In Re Deven O. on November 7, 2013. The Facts Deven was born in June 2006 and lived with his parents until they split up in December 2006. Deven lived with his mother and visited with his father a few days each month…
Rank this Week: 1276

Albuquerque Divorce Lawyer Blog

Albuquerque Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.collinsattorneys.com/divorceblawg/
  • Oct 21

    Child Custody, Time-Sharing, Secondhand Smoke and the "Best Interests" of the Child

    Child Custody, Time-Sharing, Secondhand Smoke and the "Best Interests" of the Child
    For many years now, we've been hearing about the harmful effects of secondhand smoke. But can secondhand smoke have effects on your child custody and time-sharing in New Mexico? It appears that more and more family court judges are taking…
  • Oct 20

    Child Custody, Time-Sharing, Secondhand Smoke and the “Best Interests” of the Child

    Child Custody, Time-Sharing, Secondhand Smoke and the “Best Interests” of the Child
    For many years now, we‘ve been hearing about the harmful effects of secondhand smoke. But can secondhand smoke have effects on your child custody and time-sharing in New Mexico? It appears that more and more family court judges are…
  • Oct 14

    Grandparent Visitation in New Mexico Dictated by Best Interests of Child

    Grandparent Visitation in New Mexico Dictated by Best Interests of Child
    When divorce leads to custody battles, many grandparents may be wondering whether they'll be entitled to visitation with their grandchildren. And it's not just divorce that leads to questions of grandparents' rights to visitation. In…
Rank this Week: 1280

The Interplay Between Bankruptcy…

The Interplay Between Bankruptcy and Divorce Law in Virginia

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

http://bankruptcydivorceblawg.com
Rank this Week: 1288

Upstate New York Family Lawyer…

Upstate New York Family Lawyer Blog

Covers family law and traffic ticket information. By the Law Office of James B. Lesperance, Jr.

http://www.upstatenewyorkfamilylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1310

The Kielich Law Firm Blog

The Kielich Law Firm Blog

Covers employment law, personal injury and family law issues related to Texas and federal law.

http://kielichlawfirm.com/blog
  • Apr 16

    Alcoholism and the Americans with Disabilities Act

    Alcoholism and the Americans with Disabilities Act
    Let’s consider two workplace scenarios: 1. Employee is an alcoholic and comes to work drunk. Employer fires employee. Legal? 2. Employee is an alcoholic and seeks time off from work to enter a rehab program. Employer fires employee.…
  • Apr 9

    Dismissal Notice and Notice of Right to File a Civil Action

    Dismissal Notice and Notice of Right to File a Civil Action
    If you filed a charge of discrimination with the Texas Workforce Commission related to employment discrimination then at some point you are likely to receive a Dismissal Notice and Notice of Right to File a Civil Action. Often the reason…
  • Apr 7

    A peek into employment background checks from the employer’s perspective

    A peek into employment background checks from the employer’s perspective
    I’ve written in the past about employee background checks and the laws that pertain to them here in Texas, particularly with regard to criminal background checks. Employment background checks are a big issue because right now it’s…
Rank this Week: 1316

Child Custody Blog

Child Custody Blog

Covers child custody, divorce, and family law matters.

http://www.childcustodycoach.com/blog
  • Nov 27

    Disability and Child Custody - Are Disabled Parent’s Handicapped in Family Court?

    Disability and Child Custody - Are Disabled Parent’s Handicapped in Family Court?
    Parent’s with a disability have been rightfully concerned about whether their disability can effect child custody and visitation. Many states still remain silent on this issue or do not have adequate laws to protect disabled parents in…
  • Nov 26

    What Age Can a Child Decide Which Parent to Live With?

    What Age Can a Child Decide Which Parent to Live With?
    “At what age can a child decide which parent to live with?” This is one of the most frequently asked questions among parents involved in a child custody and visitation situation. It would seem that the answer would be a simple one…
  • Jul 31

    The Coaching Commons Article on The Custody Coach™ by Mark Joyella

    The Coaching Commons Article on The Custody Coach™ by Mark Joyella
    The Custody Coach™: Can a Coach Be an Advocate, Educator and…a Coach? by Mark Joyella You’ve heard of the “coach approach.” But what, exactly, is the Child Custody Coach™ approach? Steven Carlson says he identified the child…
Rank this Week: 1315

Family Law Source

Family Law Source

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

http://www.familylawyerspittsburgh.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    Suspicion of Fraud Will Not Defeat Divorce Settlement Agreement

    Suspicion of Fraud Will Not Defeat Divorce Settlement Agreement
    Couples who have settled their divorce in Pennsylvania may recall that divorce settlement agreements are final and enforceable only if there has been a full and fair disclosure of marital assets. A recent decision of the Pennsylvania Superior…
  • Apr 10

    Child Custody Alienation Tactics Backfire

    Child Custody Alienation Tactics Backfire
    Parents who are facing custody disputes in Pennsylvania may be interested in understanding how child alienation tactics are viewed by judges in Pennsylvania courts. A recent decision of the Pennsylvania Superior Court (unpublished)…
  • Feb 9

    Brutally Honest Advice to a Cheating Spouse, from Your Divorce Lawyer

    Brutally Honest Advice to a Cheating Spouse, from Your Divorce Lawyer
    Getting caught cheating is one of the most expensive predicaments someone may face in their lifetime. Scorned spouses and their divorce lawyers can find ways to make infidelity a prominent feature of their case, even if it is mostly or…
Rank this Week: 1334

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/
  • Apr 16

    What if we aren't getting married - can we still agree on stuff?

    What if we aren't getting married - can we still agree on stuff?
    Even if you aren’t getting married, couples can still reach agreements about their relationship or joint property in Texas. When two people live together but are not married, a cohabitation agreement can define the parameters of their…
  • Apr 15

    April 15th Is an Important Deadline for Primary Conservator

    April 15th Is an Important Deadline for Primary Conservator
    Not only is April 15th an important deadline for every American when it comes to filing their annual taxes, in Texas April 15th is a deadline for primary conservators to designate their summer weekend possession time with the children. In a…
  • Apr 8

    After the divorce, what else do I need to take care of?

    After the divorce, what else do I need to take care of?
    I found Christie Gammill’s article in this winter’s Texas Family Law Section newsletter interesting in reminding attorneys that the divorce only ends the litigation but doesn’t end the “to-do” list for the…
Rank this Week: 1341

Brownn Family Law

Brownn Family Law

Feature information and updates on Minnesota divorce and family law issues. By Brown Law Offices, PA.

http://www.mnfamilylawblog.com/
  • Jan 8

    What’s the Difference Between Physical and Legal Custody in Minnesota?

    What’s the Difference Between Physical and Legal Custody in Minnesota?
    The phrase “custody” is used to describe the obligations, and rights, of parents regarding the care of their children. Child custody issues come about when an unmarried couple has a child together, or when married parents get a…
  • Oct 30

    I Was Rushed Into Signing A Prenuptial Agreement, Is It Valid?

    I Was Rushed Into Signing A Prenuptial Agreement, Is It Valid?
    Did you sign a prenuptial agreement and it felt a bit rushed? Did you not have time to adequately read the terms of the agreement? Were you coerced into signing the agreement? It can be difficult to have a prenuptial agreement thrown out,…
  • Oct 30

    I Was Rushed Into Signing A Prenuptial Agreement, Is It Valid?

    I Was Rushed Into Signing A Prenuptial Agreement, Is It Valid?
    Did you sign a prenuptial agreement and it felt a bit rushed? Did you not have time to adequately read the terms of the agreement? Were you coerced into signing the agreement? It can be difficult to have a prenuptial agreement thrown out,…
Rank this Week: 1348

Pennsylvania Family Law

Pennsylvania Family Law

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

http://pafamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Apr 4

    MAKE APRIL 11 YOUR TAX DAY

    MAKE APRIL 11 YOUR TAX DAY
    It isn’t just the accountants who suffer in April.  Not that they garner much sympathy but lawyers who do divorce work are also afflicted by a tsunami of telephone calls that begin a couple days before April 15.  Most begin…
  • Apr 1

    A PAGE TURNER OPINION FROM MONTGOMERY COUNTY REMINDS US OF WHAT IS AND ISN’T RELEVANT IN A CUSTODY CASE

    A PAGE TURNER OPINION FROM MONTGOMERY COUNTY REMINDS US OF WHAT IS AND ISN’T RELEVANT IN A CUSTODY CASE
    One of the most difficult concepts for lay persons to understand in the law is the rule stating that only relevant evidence is admissible in judicial proceedings.  The concept would seem self-evident as no one would disagree with the…
  • Mar 31

    ARE BITCOINS AND OTHER CRYPTOCURRENCIES THE NEXT SWISS BANK ACCOUNTS?

    ARE BITCOINS AND OTHER CRYPTOCURRENCIES THE NEXT SWISS BANK ACCOUNTS?
    We all know the French proverb; the more things change the more they stay the same.  It has a place in the current controversy over the sudden collapse of Bitcoin’s leading dealer, Mt. Gox. Bitcoin is a virtual or cryptocurrency.…
Rank this Week: 1369

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
  • Mar 13

    Plain Language Requirement for Residential Lease

    Plain Language Requirement for Residential Lease
    There is a plain language requirement for residential leases in New York N.Y. General Obligations Law § 5-702, requires residential leases to be written in plain language. As a landlord you must insure that your…
  • Mar 13

    Police Find Gun in Purse

    Police Find Gun in Purse
    Was the warrantless search legal? FACTS Just before noon on May 23, 2008, police responded to a radio run reporting a burglary in progress at 2255 Barker Avenue in the Bronx, an apartment building participating in Operation Clean Halls, a…
  • Mar 11

    Housing Court Attorney

    Housing Court Attorney
    Court Attorneys in Landlord Tenant Proceedings Court Attorneys play a significant role in landlord tenant proceedings where the Respondent is not represented by counsel.  In the interest of judicial economy, landlord tenant cases…
Rank this Week: 1385

DIY Divorce in Florida

DIY Divorce in Florida

Offers free legal tips to people representing themselves in Florida divorces. By Pamela S. Wynn.

http://diydivorce.typepad.com/diy_divorce_in_florida/
  • Mar 27

    Alimony Reform

    Alimony Reform
    PLease visit my law office blog to read about 2013 alimony reform www.pamelawynn.com/blog
  • Sep 19

    Florida Financial Affidavit - To File or Not to File?

    Florida Financial Affidavit - To File or Not to File?
    Those divorcing couples who have made Scalesagreements as to the property and children often want to skip filing a Florida financial affdiavit because
  • Aug 16

    What Does a Remand Mean in Your Divorce Case?

    What Does a Remand Mean in Your Divorce Case?
    If you are one of the lucky ones and succeed in your appeal, the appeallate court may "remand" your DIY divorce case to the trial...
Rank this Week: 1433

Ohio Social Security Disability…

Ohio Social Security Disability Blog

Covers family law, criminal law, and social security SSD/SSI ssues in Ohio. By the Law Offices of John T. Nicholson.

http://www.johntnicholson.com/ohiolawblog/
  • May 26

    SSA ruling indicates that focus of disability inquiry should be on capacity to work, not ability to find a job

    SSA ruling indicates that focus of disability inquiry should be on capacity to work, not ability to find a job
    SSA ruling indicates that focus of disability inquiry should be on capacity to work, not ability to find a job  SSR 64-47c The claimant, a high school graduate who had worked in various capacities in carpentry, including foreman and…
  • Mar 24

    Social Security disability rules for Lupu

    Social Security disability rules for Lupu
    How to win my disability case for a lupus diagnosis? Systemic lupus erythematosus, or simply lupus, is evaluated in the immune system section of the Disability Evaluation Under Social Security disability handbook, more commonly known as the…
  • Feb 10

    Delays in Ohio Social Security Disability claims hurt claimant

    Delays in Ohio Social Security Disability claims hurt claimant
    Social Security Disability Delays Impact Vulnerable Patients Unfortunately it is becoming all to common for those applying for Social Security Disability benefits to suffer delay after delay while their claims languish in a bureaucratic mess…
Rank this Week: 1462

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/
  • Apr 7

    Court Decides if Summary Judgment Should Be Granted

    Court Decides if Summary Judgment Should Be Granted
    A New York Family Lawyer said that, in May 2004, plaintiff's decedent was diagnosed with liver cancer, determined later to have originated in her colon. Approximately 14 months earlier, on March 18, 2003, medical records show she had…
  • Apr 6

    Issue in this Case Deals with whether Petitioner is Entitled to Status of Permanent Family Member

    Issue in this Case Deals with whether Petitioner is Entitled to Status of Permanent Family Member
    A New York Family Lawyer said that, petitioner brings this Article 78 proceeding against respondents in his capacity as Commissioner of the New York City Housing Authority, and the New York City Housing Authority ("NYCHA"), seeking…
  • Apr 5

    Petitioner Deals With Homelessness of Her and Two Granddaughter

    Petitioner Deals With Homelessness of Her and Two Granddaughter
    A New York Family Lawyer sais this case reveals the troubling state of public housing policy in the City of New York and the lack of available counsel for low-income tenants seeking to avoid homelessness. A Bronx Family Lawyer said...
Rank this Week: 1552

California Family Law Paralegal

California Family Law Paralegal

Features legal information, stories and cases related to California family law. By Lori Paul.

http://californiafamilylawparalegal.com/
  • Feb 23

    Violence Against Attorneys Continues to Occur Throughout our Nation

    Violence Against Attorneys Continues to Occur Throughout our Nation
    As I was looking through my news feed on Facebook today, a video of attorney Gerald Curry popped up.  Many of you probably don’t even know who Gerald Curry was, but he became headline news about 11 years ago when he was chased down…
  • Oct 6

    October : Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    October : Domestic Violence Awareness Month
    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and I am proud to have my good friend and colleague Eric G. Young, who is a retired California attorney, as my guest blogger on this personally important subject.  Eric formerly handled family…
  • Sep 22

    Republicans Vote to Cut Food Stamps Affecting Millions of Children

    Republicans Vote to Cut Food Stamps Affecting Millions of Children
    In an article in the New York Times, it was reported that a bill, written under the direction of the House majority leader, Eric Cantor, Republican of Virginia, would cut $40 billion from the food stamp program over the next 10 years.…
Rank this Week: 1588

Linda's Law Blog

Linda's Law Blog

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

http://lindakernslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    As most people familiar with child custody…

    As most people familiar with child custody litigation know, when a trial court decides an award of physical or legal custody, the judge must address the sixteen factors in the custody statute and delineate the reasons for the decision on the…
  • Feb 7

    What is Co-parenting Counselling and How Can it Help?

    What is Co-parenting Counselling and How Can it Help?
    My colleague, Stephanie Newberg, M.Ed., MSW, LCSW wrote a detailed, informative article regarding parenting your children after separation.  As an experience co-parenting counselor, she explains the process and provides tips.  Read…
  • Feb 4

    Who claims the kids?

    Who claims the kids?
    Every year, about this time, the Internal Revenue Service updates its very helpful Publication 504 Divorced or Separated Individuals.  Nothing substitutes for the advice of an experienced accountant and attorney but Publication 504,…
Rank this Week: 1597

Maine Divorce Law Blog

Maine Divorce Law Blog

Covers all aspects of Maine family law, including divorce, separation, child support, mediation, spousal support, child custody and property rights. From Al Nye.

http://www.mainedivorcelawblog.com/
  • Oct 30

    Discretion by Allison Lotta

    Discretion by Allison Lotta
    Discretion by Allison Lotta Touchstone $25.00 hardcover, 321 pages, 978-1-4516-4484-5 (2012)  
  • Oct 15

    Patriots choke against Seattle

    Patriots choke against Seattle
    The Patriots blew a 13 point lead in the 4th quarter against the Seahawks and lost 24-23. This, unfortunately, seemed to be the Patriots of old. Think about last season. How did the Pats lose games? The offense sputtered and seemed…
  • Oct 5

    Taken 2 has arrived

    Taken 2 has arrived
    Taken 2 has just hit the theaters and my daughter Ali wants to see it bad. I enjoyed the first one too and will wait until she gets home from college at Thanksgiving so we can see it together. Anyone else out there waiting to see Laim Neeson…
Rank this Week: 1601

Domestic Diversions

Domestic Diversions

Covers relationships, families and family law.

http://domesticdiversions.com
  • Apr 1

    Essentials, priorities and lifestyle choices: How to set up a quick budget

    Essentials, priorities and lifestyle choices: How to set up a quick budget
    LearnVest offers a simple budgeting rule to apply instantly to your household. Your take-home pay is allocated among three categories: essentials [50%], priorities [20%], and lifestyle choices [30%]. Laura Shin writes (excerpt): The 50/20/30…
  • Mar 30

    Graceful disagreement: Guidelines for giving and taking honest feedback

    Graceful disagreement: Guidelines for giving and taking honest feedback
    On Being highlights the work of Brené Brown and offers us guidance on compassionate criticism. Mariah Helgeson writes (excerpt): I’m ready to sit next to you rather than across from you. I’m willing to put the…
  • Mar 22

    A Journey: From nursing to foster caring to parenting to individual adoptions to family

    A Journey: From nursing to foster caring to parenting to individual adoptions to family
    Senior Judge Bernard A. Friedman issued his decision after trial in DEBOER v SNYDER, Civil Action No. 12-CV-10285 (E.D. Mich. 2014). He determined that the Michigan Marriage Amendment, a 2004 voter-approved amendment to the Michigan…
Rank this Week: 1621

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.indianafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 3

    What happens to your frozen embryos? Inheritance and Will

    What happens to your frozen embryos? Inheritance and Will
    An important issue surrounding frozen embryos has recently emerged into spotlight: What happens when parents die and leave no will or instructions for the fertility clinic regarding the disposition of their frozen embryos? A Master in…
  • Mar 27

    "Conscious Uncoupling" - What does it mean?

    "Conscious Uncoupling" - What does it mean?
    The phrase "conscious uncoupling" made the news this week as Hollywood couple, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin announced their split. The couple used the phrase to describe their separation, and what we can only assume to be their impending…
  • Mar 14

    Ethical and Legal Dilemmas of Post-humous reproduction

    Ethical and Legal Dilemmas of Post-humous reproduction
    Assisted Reproduction Technology has created many alternatives for families with infertility to build their families. However, it has also created many legal issues due to the slow nature of the law to keep up with this rapidly evolving…
Rank this Week: 1626

Kevin Hickey Law Blog

Kevin Hickey Law Blog

Covers divorce, child custody and family law issues, focused on Arkansas law.

http://kevinhickeylaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 1

    Don’t Forget Your Digital Property in Your Divorce Settlement

    Don’t Forget Your Digital Property in Your Divorce Settlement
    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!An interesting article from attorney Deborah G. Matthews caught my eye and left me with a stark conclusion: When it comes to dividing your marital assets in…
  • Sep 26

    Alaska Anyone? (Part I)

    Alaska Anyone? (Part I)
    For years I have heard from people about the lures of Alaska.  From those that have taken cruises there.  From those that have travelled there to fish.  From those that have travelled there to view the landscapes and the…
  • Sep 26

    What’s Venue, and Why Should You Care?

    What’s Venue, and Why Should You Care?
    In any litigation, including divorce cases, one of the first decisions that must be made is where to file the case. Even when both parties reside in the same state, different courts might have the legal authority to hear the case –…
Rank this Week: 1632

FamilyCraft: The Private Practice…

FamilyCraft: The Private Practice of Family & Divorce Mediation

Covers the intrapersonal and the professional/technical world of being a family mediator. By Lawrence F. King.

http://coloradodivorcemediation.com/blog/mediation/index.htm
  • May 8

    This blog has moved

    This blog has moved
    This blog is now located at http://mediationblog.coloradodivorcemediation.com/. You will be automatically redirected in 30 seconds, or you may click here. For feed subscribers, please update your feed subscriptions to…
  • May 30

    Divorce, Mediation and Fairness: A Potential Client's Inquiry

    Divorce, Mediation and Fairness: A Potential Client's Inquiry
    A potential client (we'll call her Ms. Smith) asked an important question this morning:"My husband has just told me that he is seeking a divorce. We plan to use mediation if possible. I have concerns about whether mediation addresses…
  • Apr 23

    Empathy, Anger & Sorrow (Erasing the Lines in the Sand)

    Empathy, Anger & Sorrow (Erasing the Lines in the Sand)
    In discussing disappointment's natural place in the landscape of life, psychotherapist Michael Miller, Ph.D., recently wrote in a popular magazine's feature article:Empathy helps turn anger into sorrow. When sorrow becomes mutual, it begins…
Rank this Week: 1642

Divorce and Family Law in Tarrant…

Divorce and Family Law in Tarrant County, Texas

Discusses family law and divorce issues. By Dick Price.

http://dick-price.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    Tuesday Tips: Death and Taxe

    Tuesday Tips: Death and Taxe
    On April 15, it's easy to remember the old saying that the only things certain in life are death and taxes.Maybe it's also a good time to remember why people get married (other than the more favorable tax treatment!).  If you are…
  • Apr 8

    Tuesday Tips: Don't Threaten Divorce

    Tuesday Tips: Don't Threaten Divorce
    Just Do It! (As a famous apparel seller used to urge us.)     Once you start threatening divorce, you start to weaken the bonds of marriage.     Some people, who want to remain married, threaten to divorce…
  • Apr 1

    Tuesday Tips: No Fooling!

    Tuesday Tips: No Fooling!
    If you are facing going to court for a divorce or other Family Law matter, you need to be aware that most everything is taken seriously in the court system.Here are some things to remember that are Not Joking Matters!1.  Notice of…
Rank this Week: 1674

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

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

http://www.massachusettsdivorcelawmonitor.com/
  • Apr 15

    First SJC Clarification of the New Alimony Reform Act

    First SJC Clarification of the New Alimony Reform Act
    Hi there, With the coming of spring comes a fresh interpretation of some relatively new legislature that has been closely watched by attorneys around Massachusetts. Any new law will require interpretation by the courts, going up through the…
  • Apr 2

    IP is Everywhere!

    IP is Everywhere!
    Hi there, My intellectual property lawyer colleagues tell me that “IP is everywhere,” and it has certainly come up from time-to-time in some of the divorce cases that I’ve handled.  Today I am very proud to welcome six…
  • Mar 26

    Update on the Mass. Bill Re: Divorce and Dating

    Update on the Mass. Bill Re: Divorce and Dating
    Hi there, Well, here’s the explanation for all the coverage, mine included, of that loony bill out of Wrentham, MA that would require permission from a judge for a divorcing spouse to have sex with a new partner in their home. It will…
Rank this Week: 1696

Kentucky Family Law Blog

Kentucky Family Law Blog

Covers family and divorce law. By Barrow & Weigel.

http://www.barrowweigel.com/blog
  • Mar 25

    New Top Lawyers Edition of Louisville Magazine

    New Top Lawyers Edition of Louisville Magazine
    Louisville Magazine has printed a special edition that contains the correct, complete list of Louisville’s Top Attorneys. The list was originally printed in the March, 2013 edition, but a printing error caused a substantial portion of…
  • Mar 10

    Hugh W. Barrow Named as One of Louisville’s Top Lawyer

    Hugh W. Barrow Named as One of Louisville’s Top Lawyer
    Barrow Law Group, PLLC is pleased to announce that Hugh W. Barrow was recognized in Louisville Magazine’s “Top Lawyers” issue.  The list of “Top Lawyers” was compiled from a survey of members of…
  • Mar 7

    How To File For Divorce in Kentucky

    How To File For Divorce in Kentucky
    There are many different types of divorce in Kentucky. Most Court allow for simple divorces that do not require either party to appear before a judge.  There are also cases that are litigated before a Judge or domestic relations…
Rank this Week: 1707

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Covers developments in Tennessee family law.

http://herstontennesseefamilylaw.com/
  • Apr 18

    Photo of the Week: Alum Cave Creek

    Photo of the Week: Alum Cave Creek
      Information provided by K.O. Herston: Knoxville, Tennessee Divorce, Matrimonial and Family Law Attorney.
  • Apr 17

    Termination of Parental Rights Vacated in Knoxville Adoption: In re Karma S.C.

    Termination of Parental Rights Vacated in Knoxville Adoption: In re Karma S.C.
    Facts: Mother and Father lost custody of Child, who eventually ended up in the custody of an unrelated couple who wished to adopt Child (“Adoptive Parents”). Adoptive Parents petitioned to terminate the parental rights of Father…
  • Apr 14

    Increasing Numbers of Men Get Alimony From Their Ex-Wive

    Increasing Numbers of Men Get Alimony From Their Ex-Wive
    This article by Geoff Williams at Reuters.com might be of interest to readers of this blog. Increasing Numbers of Men Get Alimony From Their Ex-Wives If Hugh McSharry’s marriage had come to an end a generation ago, he might…
Rank this Week: 1711

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/
  • Apr 15

    Older Couples Have a Higher Rate of Divorce

    Older Couples Have a Higher Rate of Divorce
    New studies indicate that the social scientists who read data on marriage and divorce rates have been studying the wrong data. According to the Minnesota Population Center, it turns out that more people are splitting up these days, not…
  • Apr 8

    Are Your Unvested Retirement Benefits Community Property?

    Are Your Unvested Retirement Benefits Community Property?
    Are unvested military retirement benefits considered community property? That's the question a trial court dealt with in the divorce case of Daniel v. Daniel. In this case, Christen and Sean Daniel had married in 1995 and had three children.…
  • Apr 1

    Offsetting the High Cost of Adoption

    Offsetting the High Cost of Adoption
    Last week I discussed the unexpected political issues that nearly derailed the adoption of four children from the Ukraine (International Politics Can Affect Your Foreign Adoption). This week I'll explain how you can offset some of the…
Rank this Week: 1719

DivorceSolicitor

DivorceSolicitor

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

http://divorcesolicitor.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 19

    Do you believe him? Scot Young on the Rack

    Do you believe him? Scot Young on the Rack
    Britain's most acrimonious divorce continues.Scot Young is facing some tough questions.Is he bankrupt or is he a liar hiding vast wealth?Whatever he appears too clever for his own good.As reported in the The Telegraph he is facing this…
  • Nov 11

    Not Bad Enough to Leave, Not Good Enough to Stay?

    Not Bad Enough to Leave, Not Good Enough to Stay?
    Some people live in relationship limboland for years. They can't decide whether to leave or stay. Their relationship is tired, they may argue, they may live separate lives, however they avoid change. Why?Reasons people stay in relationships…
  • Sep 17

    Child rearing - who's views prevail? Mum or Dad's?

    Child rearing - who's views prevail? Mum or Dad's?
    Mum wants you to have long hair and dad short. Mum wants you to be a vegetarian and dad thinks you need the protein from meat. Mum wants you not to go skiing and dad wants to take you on a skiing holiday. Mum wants you not to have treatment…
Rank this Week: 1731

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/
  • Apr 14

    Florida Appeals Court Nixes Father's Relocation of Children to New Jersey

    Florida Appeals Court Nixes Father's Relocation of Children to New Jersey
    A father's desired move with his two sons from Florida to New Jersey fell flat because, although he persuaded a trial court judge to OK the relocation, the trial court order failed to make findings that the move benefited the children. The…
  • Apr 7

    Appeals Court Rejects Magistrate's Use of Personal Experiences and Tax Guide to Modify Husband's Child Support Obligation

    Appeals Court Rejects Magistrate's Use of Personal Experiences and Tax Guide to Modify Husband's Child Support Obligation
    A magistrate judge modified a husband's child support obligation, in part, due to the magistrate's own opinions about the wife's true income as a nail salon worker, in addition to relying on outside sources like an IRS tax guide. Because…
  • Mar 26

    Wife's Child Support Motion Unraveled by Late Filing

    Wife's Child Support Motion Unraveled by Late Filing
    A husband succeeded used a procedural basis to persaude the 4th District Court of Appeal that it should revive a reduction of his child support. The appeals court concluded that the husband was correct that the man's ex-wife's trial court…
Rank this Week: 1775

Divorce And Mediation Blog

Divorce And Mediation Blog

Covers recent family and divorce law news and events. By Paul Daniel Marks.

http://www.divorceandmediationblog.com/
  • Jan 6

    Divorce and the Founding Fathers..... :)

    Divorce and the Founding Fathers..... :)
    According to Garrison Keillor's Writer's Almanac, yesterday was the anniversary of the first legal divorce recorded in what was to become the United States of American. It happened January 5th, in 1643, as a result of the husband abandoning…
  • Nov 20

    Paul Daniel Marks elected to the Family Law Bar Board of Director

    Paul Daniel Marks elected to the Family Law Bar Board of Director
    On Tuesday night, I was elected by a vote of my peers to the Board of Directors of the San Diego Family Law Bar Association. This is a new organization formed last summer, and is the largest organization of family law lawyers in the county. …
  • Sep 18

    Divorce and Finances in a Rising Economy....

    Divorce and Finances in a Rising Economy....
    According to an article in the Los Angeles Times, the divorce rate has increased as the economy has improved. This is a situation known to every experienced family law lawyer. When people have few assets and money is tight, they may fight…
Rank this Week: 1816

The Child Support Web

The Child Support Web

Offers news and views on child support and child support enforcement.

http://www.childsupportweb.com/index.php
Rank this Week: 1851

Florida Divorce & Family Law…

Florida Divorce & Family Law Blog

Covers current events related to divorce and family law matters in Florida. By Christine Bauer.

http://bauerfamilylaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    Same Sex Marriage and Divorce in Florida?

    Same Sex Marriage and Divorce in Florida?
    Every now and then I come across an article that I think is interesting to the masses and not only to those people who believe that a divorce or separation is imminent. Today in Hillsborough County a same sex couple is attempting to…
  • Nov 27

    5 things that will drive divorcees nut

    5 things that will drive divorcees nut
    I Recently came across an article about the things that drive divorce people crazy. I find that the five things that his writer finds to be annoying about their own divorce to be truly universal with most of the people and cases that I…
  • Aug 14

    Designation for other Legal Purposes v. School Designation

    Designation for other Legal Purposes v. School Designation
    Florida is a progressive state in that it does not recognize a primary parent or even a majority parent. We have time-sharing of children and in most cases, except those very unique cases, the parties also share parental responsibility. …
Rank this Week: 1879

The Divorce Collaborative

The Divorce Collaborative

Covers Massachusetts family law, divorce mediation and collaborative divorce. By Stephen F. McDonough.

http://www.divorcecollaborative.com
  • Jan 10

    The Initial Telephone Call to The Divorce Collaborative LLC

    The Initial Telephone Call to The Divorce Collaborative LLC
    I often remind our TDC team how difficult it can be for clients to make that first telephone call to our office.  The decision to speak with a Massachusetts divorce lawyer or divorce mediator is generally not made lightly.  We are…
  • Oct 27

    Massachusetts Mandatory Parent Education Program For Divorcing Parents With Minor Children

    Massachusetts Mandatory Parent Education Program For Divorcing Parents With Minor Children
    By Massachusetts Divorce Lawyer and Divorce Mediator Colleen E. Cunnally, Esq.  Divorcing couples are usually most concerned about their children.  How will my children adjust to the change in our family structure?  How will I…
  • Jun 26

    Massachusetts Family Law Attorney Attends AFCC Conference in LA

    Massachusetts Family Law Attorney Attends AFCC Conference in LA
      I recently attended a family law conference hosted by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) in Los Angeles, CA.  As a practicing Massachusetts divorce attorney and divorce mediator, I think it is important to…
Rank this Week: 1901

Givens Law Group Family Law Blog

Givens Law Group Family Law Blog

Covers all aspects of Family Law in Florida.

http://www.familylawfirmflorida.com/Blog_System/Recent_Blog_Posts/RSS.xml
  • Apr 2

    Can Debt for an Adult Child's College Expenses be considered Marital Property?

    Can Debt for an Adult Child's College Expenses be considered Marital Property?
    A recent second district court of appeals case found that debt the Husband incurred on behalf of an adult child during the marriage was considered marital property. In Wagner v. Wagner, the Husband charged approximately $13,500.00 on a credit…
  • Mar 31

    Can the Court Order Time Sharing for an Adult Child Who is Disabled?

    Can the Court Order Time Sharing for an Adult Child Who is Disabled?
    The short answer is, no. The First District Court of Appeal recently addressed this issue in Hardman v. Koslowski. In this case, the parties had a child who was disabled and had mental and physical incapacities. The child was over the age of…
  • Mar 28

    My Car Was Keyed, Can I get an Injunction?

    My Car Was Keyed, Can I get an Injunction?
    A recent First District Court of Appeals case dealt with the question of whether having your car keyed is sufficient evidence to get an injunction against the perpetrator. In Williams v. Gonder, Williams was accused of keying Gonder’s…
Rank this Week: 1903

Sanns Mediation World of ADR

Sanns Mediation World of ADR

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

http://sannsmediation.com/wordpress
  • Jan 2

    New Year’s Resolutions for Divorced Parent

    New Year’s Resolutions for Divorced Parent
    The Huffington Post has a nice article on New Year’s resolutions for divorced parents.  Some are obvious, but not everyone may be thinking about these things. Happy New Year to all my clients and readers!   Related…
  • Dec 20

    Divorce from Bed and Board

    Divorce from Bed and Board
    New Jersey has a law on its books from 1907 that allow a divorce from bed and board, also called a limited divorce.  The law was intended to allow couples to legally divorce without also receiving a religious divorce if their religion…
  • Aug 30

    NJ Civil Unions, Federal Law and Taxes after United States v. Windsor

    NJ Civil Unions, Federal Law and Taxes after United States v. Windsor
    On June 26, 2013, the United States Supreme Court issued their opinion in United States v. Windsor.  In this case, a woman married in Canada to another woman was denied the same death (estate) tax benefits that married couples receive.…
Rank this Week: 1905

Georgia Adoption Law Blog

Georgia Adoption Law Blog

Covers adoption law issues in Georgia, including independent adoptions, agency adoptions, step-parent adoptions, relative adoptions, and international adoptions. By Stephen Worrall.

http://www.gaadoptionlaw.com/
  • Nov 18

    We're Moving!

    We're Moving!
    I am consolidating the content of all of our blogs at our Georgia Family Law website. Please join us there for new posts and to find all of our old posts.
  • Jun 22

    10 Things Adoptive Parents Should Know (From An Adoptee’s Perspective)

    10 Things Adoptive Parents Should Know (From An Adoptee’s Perspective)
    I found a great article on the "Diary of a Not-So-Angry Asian Adoptee" blog today. The entire article is here. But here are the bullet points from the article:
  • Sep 11

    New China Consulate Appointment Policy

    New China Consulate Appointment Policy
    As a result of changes under the Hague Adoption Convention, U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou will only schedule adoptions appointments for applicants who have both an approved I-600A or I-800A form and a current fingerprint clearance from the FBI.…
Rank this Week: 1957

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/
  • Mar 28

    How Bankruptcy and Divorce May Intersect

    How Bankruptcy and Divorce May Intersect
    If you're separated and considering divorce, or are already in the divorce process, then it's essential to understand all of the variables which are at play. Financial concerns are of course of key importance to any divorce. From there,…
  • Mar 13

    Guardianships in Maryland

    Guardianships in Maryland
    In Maryland, a guardianship may be necessary if a minor's parents are not willing or able to care for a child. This could be due to drug or alcohol issues, military obligations, or the death or illness of a parent....
  • Mar 11

    Summer vacation

    Summer vacation
    It's that time of the year, to plan summer vacation. (That is, if you know when the last day of school will be after all the snow day make-ups!) If you have an access schedule for your children, you will...
Rank this Week: 1960

Indiana Injury and Family Lawyer…

Indiana Injury and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury, drug recalls, product hazards and family law. By Padove Law.

http://www.indianainjuryandfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Daniel v. Daniel - Military Benefits as Marital Property in Divorce

    Daniel v. Daniel - Military Benefits as Marital Property in Divorce
    Those filing for divorce in Hammond against a military spouse should be aware of the fact that unvested military benefits may be considered marital property for purposes of asset division. The issue arose way back in 1981 with the case of…
  • Apr 4

    Termination of Parental Rights in Indiana

    Termination of Parental Rights in Indiana
    The Indiana Supreme Court recently reversed and remanded decisions in two similar family law cases regarding termination of parental rights due to a technical legal error. This means both individuals in question will have the opportunity to…
  • Feb 28

    Transmutation of Non-Marital Property in Indiana Divorce

    Transmutation of Non-Marital Property in Indiana Divorce
    As a general rule, the only property in a divorce proceeding that is subject to division is marital property. The question of what exactly constitutes marital property is one that family courts continue to wrestle with on a daily basis. For…
Rank this Week: 1965

North Texas Family Law Blog

North Texas Family Law Blog

Covers Texas family law news. By Verner & Brumley, P.C.

http://www.northtexasfamilylawblog.com/
  • Jan 2

    What Changes and What Stays the Same with Regard to Child Support Order

    What Changes and What Stays the Same with Regard to Child Support Order
    Child support in Texas has always been a court ordered obligation in Texas divorce and paternity actions.  Before implementation of the child support guidelines in the Texas Family Code in the 1980s, child support orders varied from…
  • Sep 16

    Two Recent Changes to the Child Support Statute

    Two Recent Changes to the Child Support Statute
    Effective September 1, 2013, two changes to the child support statute came into effect. The first change is a housekeeping amendment. Texas Family Code section 154.062(b)(5) includes both a catch–all provision to determine the amount of…
  • May 23

    You Can't Have Too Many People Pitching for a Kid

    You Can't Have Too Many People Pitching for a Kid
    A Major League baseball team has twenty-five men on its active roster. The active roster consists of the players who suit up to play in a given game. Of these twenty-five players, five will be the starting pitchers. Typically, the bullpen…
Rank this Week: 1984

The Oregon Divorce Blog

The Oregon Divorce Blog

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

http://oregondivorceblog.com/wordpress
  • Dec 23

    Helping People During Divorce – Parenting Time Enforcement

    Helping People During Divorce – Parenting Time Enforcement
    I love helping people through difficult court cases. Saying this at a social gathering can be a conversation stopper, but it’s true. I previously blogged about my passion to help, and about helping one particular client through a very…
  • Aug 7

    When is my Oregon divorce final?

    When is my Oregon divorce final?
    I have had many divorce clients ask when is the divorce final? People in divorce want closure and finality, and many expect the divorce to be final at trial, or when they sign the judgment of dissolution of marriage, or … Continue…
  • Aug 7

    When is my divorce final?

    When is my divorce final?
    I have had many divorce clients ask when is the divorce final? People in divorce want closure and finality, and many expect the divorce to be final at trial, or when they sign the judgment of dissolution of marriage, or … Continue…
Rank this Week: 1993

Riverside County Family Law Blog

Riverside County Family Law Blog

Covers move away rights, obtaining or defending support applications and enforcing support orders, characterizing and dividing community property, and custody and visitation rights. By Thurman W. Arnold III.

http://www.thurmanarnold.com/Blog/Recent-Blog-Posts/RSS.xml
Rank this Week: 2000

Ocala Divorce Lawyer Blog

Ocala Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida family law and divorce issues. By Anne E. Raduns.

http://www.ocalafamilylaw.com/Ocala-Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Mar 13

    Divorce Questions to Ask at the End of a Marriage

    Divorce Questions to Ask at the End of a Marriage
    The importance of asking questions cannot be underestimated in life, especially when the questions are asked prior to undergoing divorce proceedings. Florida residents who prepare themselves by performing the necessary research prior to…
  • Feb 26

    Shared parenting may become a new form of child custody

    Shared parenting may become a new form of child custody
    Divorces are difficult on the spouses, but it can be even worse if there are children involved. The decision of which Florida parent has custody of the child can lead to bitterness and can be emotionally trying on the child....
  • Feb 20

    Tips for a smoother Florida divorce transition

    Tips for a smoother Florida divorce transition
    Going through the process of a separation can be difficult for both parties. The proceedings may go decidedly smoother if an individual is prepared mentally and has all of the appropriate paperwork from the very beginning. Florida residents…
Rank this Week: 1997

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: 2011

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois divorce law. From Michael Roe.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 22

    Kane County Divorce Lawyer: The Impact of Parental Alienation on Children

    Kane County Divorce Lawyer: The Impact of Parental Alienation on Children
    The Impact of Parental Alienation on Children Every child has a fundamental need for love and protection. Published on April 25, 2013 by Edward Kruk, Ph.D. in Co-Parenting After Divorce I offer the first installment of a three-part series…
  • Feb 22

    Kane County Divorce: One Story of Parental Alienation

    Kane County Divorce: One Story of Parental Alienation
    Actor Jason Patric discusses his custody case with the mother of his child, conceived through in vitro fertilization. Patric had an ongoing relationship with the child's mother, and acted as a Dad to the child after it was born. Due...
  • Feb 13

    DuPage Divorce Lawyer: Parental Alienation or Sexual Abuse?

    DuPage Divorce Lawyer: Parental Alienation or Sexual Abuse?
    Recent published articles in the New York Times from Dylan Farrow, and subsequently in rebuttal Woody Allen, have brought into the light allegations that have arisen from what appears to have been a highly dysfunctional family environment. My…
Rank this Week: 2041

GTH Estate Planning Blog

GTH Estate Planning Blog

Covers Washington estate planning and family law issues. By Gordon Thomas Honeywell.

http://www.gthestateplanning.com/
  • Feb 13

    We have common-law marriage, right?

    We have common-law marriage, right?
    People tend to throw around the term "common-law marriage" to refer to couples who have lived together for a long time. The implication is that by living together, without getting the legal document, the spouses have acquired some rights in…
  • Feb 6

    Update your beneficiary designation

    Update your beneficiary designation
    When you get a new job, you have to fill out a lot of forms. There are a lot of choices to make. Often, one of those is picking a beneficiary designation for your 401(k). Or perhaps years ago you started a retirement account with a lovely…
  • Jan 30

    Estate planning in your 20s and 30

    Estate planning in your 20s and 30
    Most people in their first few decades don't have any estate planning done, and certainly don't have it at the top of their to-do list. But there are good reasons a person in their 20s or 30s should consider putting their intentions in…
Rank this Week: 2067