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Houston Divorce Lawyer Blog

Houston Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers the divorce process. By Ramos Law Firm.

http://www.ramosfamilylaw.com/houstondivorceblog/
  • Sep 19

    How to Choose a Family Lawyer You Can Depend On

    How to Choose a Family Lawyer You Can Depend On
    A divorce is not something to take lightly. This major part of your life can potentially be devastating, or it can be a positive step toward a brighter future. Whether you are going through an uncontested divorce or a high-net-worth ……
  • Sep 17

    How to Do Your Part to Keep a Divorce Amicable

    How to Do Your Part to Keep a Divorce Amicable
    Compromise takes two. A divorce can be a traumatic experience, with emotions clouding your judgment. As you go through your divorce, remember the bigger picture. There may be moments when you want to scream in frustration, but this will only…
  • Sep 15

    How to Handle the Stress of a Divorce

    How to Handle the Stress of a Divorce
    Going through divorce is a difficult time in your life. However, it can also be a positive change in the long run. Although it is difficult to see beyond the immediate emotional trauma, it is important that you take steps … Continue…
Rank this Week: 3312

Divorce Law Journal

Divorce Law Journal

Covers adoptions, business valuation, collaborative family law, debt division, grandparent visitation, maintenance, relocation and same sex issues. By Diana L. Skaggs.

http://louisvilledivorce.typepad.com/info/
Rank this Week: 2230

Charlotte Divorce Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.charlottedivorcelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4025

California Divorce Blawg

California Divorce Blawg

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

http://www.hardinglaw.com/blog
  • Sep 19

    Family Law and Federalism

    Family Law and Federalism
    Courtney G. Joslin law professor at UC Davis has published an article on Federalism and Family Status.  Here is the abstract: The myth of family law’s inherent localism is sticky. In the past, it was common to hear…
  • Sep 9

    Divorced Parents Wanted For Upcoming Reality TV Show

    Divorced Parents Wanted For Upcoming Reality TV Show
    I just got contacted by a friend down Hollywood way.  From the Producers who brought you transformational shows such as The Biggest Loser and Extreme Weight Loss, Eyeworks USA announced that casting has begun for their new series on NBC.…
  • Sep 8

    A Simple Explanation of the UCCJEA

    A Simple Explanation of the UCCJEA
    The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act is a body of laws that help us to determine which court in which state is the appropriate one to make decisions regarding child custody and visitation.  In one version or another the…
Rank this Week: 1965

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.sandiegodivorceattorneysblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    Getting the Kids Back to School for Newly Divorced Parent

    Getting the Kids Back to School for Newly Divorced Parent
    The beginning of a new school year is an exciting and stressful time for children and their parents. Parents are worried about getting their children clothes for the cooler season, school supplies for new classes, and making sure they get…
  • Sep 17

    Does My Child's Custody Preference Count?

    Does My Child's Custody Preference Count?
    At the core of a custody dispute in a divorce is your child. You may think that the child should be in your sole custody but your spouse might wholly disagree and think that the child should be in his sole custody. The court will take the…
  • Sep 15

    Using a Credentialed Divorce Mediator in San Diego

    Using a Credentialed Divorce Mediator in San Diego
    Although divorce is typically filled with heavy emotions, the end result of the divorce process should be for couples to move forward to a happier life. Unfortunately, in today's legal system, many couples come out of a divorce feeling more…
Rank this Week: 3848

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Sep 19

    7 Facts Every Judge and Attorney Should Know When Domestic Violence Involves Strangulation

    7 Facts Every Judge and Attorney Should Know When Domestic Violence Involves Strangulation
    The following is a guest blog post by Hon. Alan Pendleton, Tenth Judicial District Court Judge in Anoka, Minnesota and Gael B. Strack, JD, CEO and Co-Founder of the Family Justice Center Alliance in San Diego. The arrests of Ravens…
  • Sep 17

    Ever Heard of Implied Hearsay?

    Ever Heard of Implied Hearsay?
    Most of us think about hearsay in connection with facts that are expressly stated. But an out-of-court statement that’s offered to prove the truth of the facts implied by the statement is also hearsay and inadmissible unless an…
  • Sep 15

    Turn Legalese into Plain English

    Turn Legalese into Plain English
    A contract shouldn’t require a Latin-English dictionary to understand it! In fact, there’s generally no reason to use Latin terms or formal legal language (legalese) at all. Use plain English to be sure the contracts and other…
Rank this Week: 2237

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/
  • Sep 19

    You've decided to file for divorce - now what?

    You've decided to file for divorce - now what?
    Divorce creates profound stress and emotion, and often precipitates other changes in your life. The outcome of your case can affect you and your family for many years to come. For these reasons, it is essential to find attorneys that…
  • Sep 11

    Best Interest Factors: What are they?

    Best Interest Factors: What are they?
    Whether the court is determining the initial child custody order, or modifying the order after a judgment has been entered, they will consider the "best interest factors." The best interest factors help the referee or judge determine what…
  • Aug 22

    Bill Protects Soldiers in Child Custody Case

    Bill Protects Soldiers in Child Custody Case
    A bill has been proposed to protect military members in child custody cases while serving overseas. The proposed bill responds to a Lenawee County judge's decision to order a sailor to come to court despite him being aboard a U.S. submarine.…
Rank this Week: 3828

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

Covers family law in South Carolina.

http://www.scfamilylaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 19

    Ben Stevens Speaking at Solo and Small Firm Conference

    Ben Stevens Speaking at Solo and Small Firm Conference
    Both of our attorneys believe in “giving back” to the Bar, and one of the ways we do so is speaking at its continuing legal education seminars. Ben Stevens is speaking today at the South Carolina Bar’s Solo and Small…
  • Sep 18

    Guardian Ad Litem Selected In Billionaire’s Child Custody Case

    Guardian Ad Litem Selected In Billionaire’s Child Custody Case
    The impending divorce between Anne and Ken Griffin, the billionaire owner of a Chicago hedge fund, shows no sign of disappearing. Though some hoped the couple might reconcile, the fact that a Guardian ad Litem has now been selected to…
  • Sep 17

    Can I Change the Locks on My House During a Divorce?

    Can I Change the Locks on My House During a Divorce?
    One of the most frequently asked questions that many people have when they separate is “Can I change the locks on my house during a divorce?” The short answer is usually “yes” – but please keep reading the…
Rank this Week: 1117

All Family Law Group, P.A.

All Family Law Group, P.A.

Covers divorce, family law and bankruptcy.

http://www.familymaritallaw.blogspot.com
  • Sep 19

    Obtaining Past Due Child Support in Florida After Children Become Adult

    Obtaining Past Due Child Support in Florida After Children Become Adult
    With regard to child support in the state of Florida, the general rule is that child support terminates when a child reaches 18 years of age.  However, the general rule does not apply when child support is still owed for any time prior to…
  • Sep 9

    Don’t Believe the Hype: Collaborative Law Is Not Without Disadvantage

    Don’t Believe the Hype: Collaborative Law Is Not Without Disadvantage
    Collaborative law is an alternate form of dispute resolution in the family law context.  While proponents contend that collaborative law is both less expensive and more effective than traditional, adversarial law, it can actually drag out…
  • Sep 2

    Divorce, Annulment and Separation in Florida

    Divorce, Annulment and Separation in Florida
    Florida is known for being one of the states with the highest divorce rates. The decision to divorce your spouse should be given much thought and consideration, and it is important to be familiar with Florida law regarding divorce and whether…
Rank this Week: 3435

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: 1969

Alabama Criminal and Family Lawyer…

Alabama Criminal and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers family and criminal law. By Skier & Associates.

http://www.alabamacriminalandfamilylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1620

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/
  • Sep 18

    court Decides Case Regarding Termination of Parental Right

    court Decides Case Regarding Termination of Parental Right
    A New York Family Lawyer said this proceeding involves an appeal from an order of the Family Court of Columbia County entered 31 July 2007 which granted petitioner's application in proceeding No. 1 pursuant to Family Ct Act article 10...
  • Sep 17

    Petitioner Brings Motion to Consolidate Two Separate Divorce Action

    Petitioner Brings Motion to Consolidate Two Separate Divorce Action
    A New York Family Lawyer said that on 20 September 1969, petitioner and respondent were married in Cooperstown, New York. After residing in a trailer park in Sodus, New York, they bought a house and settled in Williamson, New York....
  • Sep 16

    Court Examines Jurisdiction Issue in Custody Proceeding

    Court Examines Jurisdiction Issue in Custody Proceeding
    A New York Family Lawyer said this is a related child custody and visitation proceedings pursuant to Family Court Act article 6 wherein the mother, A, appeals, as limited by her brief, from an order of the Family Court Nassau...
Rank this Week: 1741

Orlando Divorce Blog

Orlando Divorce Blog

Covers family, divorce, or estate planning laws, cases and articles. By the Meddin Law Firm.

http://meddinlaw.com/orlando-divorce-blog/
  • Sep 18

    New Laws Restrict Thailand Surrogacy “Market”

    New Laws Restrict Thailand Surrogacy “Market”
    By Anna E. Meddin, Esq. Thailand gave many couples the opportunity to have a child through a surrogate mother. However, after the tragic story of “Gammy,” a baby who was left in Thailand because he was born with down-syndrome…
  • Jun 3

    Florida Fathers Custody Law

    Florida Fathers Custody Law
    By Anna E. Meddin, Esq. www.meddinlaw.com When a couple gets married, the last thing on their mind is possibly getting divorced later on in life.  However, today’s statistics show almost half of all marriages end in divorce. …
  • May 27

    Return of marital property from a girlfriend? — Rochelle Sterling v. Vanessa Stiviano

    Return of marital property from a girlfriend? — Rochelle Sterling v. Vanessa Stiviano
    By Anna E. Meddin, Esq. www.meddinlaw.com We all know about Donald Sterling’s racist rant recorded by his “alleged” girlfriend that was somehow leaked. But what about his wife, Rochelle Sterling’s lawsuit against Ms.…
Rank this Week: 3392

Jackson White Family Law Blog

Jackson White Family Law Blog

Covers the workings of family law, including recent legal changes, hot topics and pressing issues in this legal industry.

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/arizona-family-law/blog/
  • Sep 18

    Collaborative Divorce One Way to Avoid the Court

    Collaborative Divorce One Way to Avoid the Court
    In a recent article in the Wall Street Journal by Mike Miller, it gave some insight into receiving a collaborative divorce instead of going to the courts. The Facts about Collaborative Divorce Collaborative divorce began in the 1980s in…
  • Sep 16

    California Giving Legal Rights to Nontraditional Familie

    California Giving Legal Rights to Nontraditional Familie
    There are two bills that California is looking to pass that help give more rights to nontraditional families. Bill for Custodial Rights for Gay Parents The governor of California, Jerry Brown, signed legislation that replaces references to…
  • Sep 11

    Why Divorces Are More Common with Female Firstborn Children

    Why Divorces Are More Common with Female Firstborn Children
    In a study done by the National Longitudinal Study of Youth in 1979, it found that couples that tend to get divorce usually have had a firstborn daughter instead of a son. However, in a recent study done by researchers Amar Hamoudi…
Rank this Week: 2504

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Covers South Carolina divorce, custody and family law issues. By Gregory S. Forman.

http://www.gregoryforman.com
  • Sep 18

    Remedies for the evasive deposition witne

    Remedies for the evasive deposition witne
    Few areas of litigation practice are more frustrating than deposing an evasive, hostile or obnoxious witness. In the courtroom setting, a witness who acts these ways will be admonished by a judge to stop. If the witness continues that…
  • Sep 3

    Court of Appeals highly critical of Charleston County’s Abuse and Neglect proceedings’ procedure

    Court of Appeals highly critical of Charleston County’s Abuse and Neglect proceedings’ procedure
    The September 3, 2014 Court of Appeals decision in SCDSS v. Massey is highly critical of the method our county uses to handle abuse and neglect proceedings. It reversed the family court’s determinations that it no longer had…
  • Sep 3

    Court of Appeals highly critical of Charleston County’s Abuse and Neglect proceedings’ procedure

    Court of Appeals highly critical of Charleston County’s Abuse and Neglect proceedings’ procedure
    The September 3, 2014 Court of Appeals decision in SCDSS v. Massey is highly critical of the method our county uses to handle abuse and neglect proceedings. It reversed the family court’s determinations that it no longer had…
Rank this Week: 3865

RandyWallace

RandyWallace

Blog about current issues in Mississippi law including personal injury, divorce and insurance.

http://randywallace.wordpress.com/
  • Sep 18

    Is that a compliment?

    Is that a compliment?
    “The defendants in this case are wrong, and thus the arguments made by their counsel are wrong, but counsel are extremely honest.” Brief of Appellants at page 2 in Chapman v. Coca-Cola, et al.
  • Sep 11

    A little overkill?

    A little overkill?
    For the last couple of days a few signs have been in a yard I pass on the way to work.  By my count, there are 20 “No Trespassing” signs.  Seems just a bit much.  Neighbor dispute?  Overzealous girlscout…
  • Aug 13

    Do children have a claim for alienation of affection?

    Do children have a claim for alienation of affection?
    The traditional law of alienation of affection cases is somewhat straight forward.   The tort of alienation of affections was recognized in Mississippi as early as 1926 in McRae v. Robinson, 145 Miss. 191, 110 So. 504 (1926). In Camp v.…
Rank this Week: 1619

Law Matters Blog

Law Matters Blog

Covers Vermont family law and estate planning. By the Law Offices of Bucknam Black Brazil PC.

http://vtlegalhelp.com/our-blog/
  • Sep 18

    Vermont’s Star Chamber Blacklists The Poor

    Vermont’s Star Chamber Blacklists The Poor
    Imagine living in a Vermont where you, without any notice, are put on a secret government blacklist so that you are prohibited for life from earning a livelihood in hundreds of occupations. Imagine the only way to be removed from the…
  • Mar 20

    What you should know about employment discrimination

    What you should know about employment discrimination
    What you should know about employment discrimination Employers and employees are usually aware that discrimination in the work place is illegal. The definition of illegal discrimination, however, can be difficult to understand. As I have…
  • Mar 20

    What you should know about employment discrimination

    What you should know about employment discrimination
    What you should know about employment discrimination Employers and employees are usually aware that discrimination in the work place is illegal. The definition of illegal discrimination, however, can be difficult to understand. As I have…
Rank this Week: 2793

Divorce Field

Divorce Field

Analyzes athletes' family law issues to explain how family law works to the average consumer.

http://divorcefield.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 18

    Facing Reality

    Facing Reality
    Lat post I talked about whether or not you need an attorney for your family law case.   I asked some really tough questions that only you can answer before deciding whether or not to hire an attorney.   Those questions involve you…
  • Sep 8

    DV in the NFL - My .02 on Ray Rice

    DV in the NFL - My .02 on Ray Rice
    As the entire world knows, a new video surfaced today of  the Ray Rice domestic violence incident.   This video is what happened inside the elevator.   We all saw the aftermath when a very drunk Ray Rice is trying to get an…
  • Sep 4

    DIY Divorce - Should You?

    DIY Divorce - Should You?
    The short answer is:  probably not.    Unless you have no kids, no marital property and have lived apart for a year (MD requirement) before filing AND have lived in a Maryland for a year before filing, maybe you can do…
Rank this Week: 3012

Ayo and Iken PLC Blog

Ayo and Iken PLC Blog

Covers Florida divorce, custody, paternity, and child support.

http://www.18884mydivorce.com/blog/
  • Sep 18

    The Peaceful Time of the Year ?

    The Peaceful Time of the Year ?
    By Attorney Howard Iken: An old saying I once heard: Statistics don't lie, but liars use statistics. I have always been fascinated with statistics, what they supposedly show, and whether they represent something that is true. I stumbled…
  • Aug 2

    New Same Sex Marriage Laws in Florida 2014

    New Same Sex Marriage Laws in Florida 2014
    An update on our companion website: www.myfloridalaw.com. The Florida Courts have been been busy addressing what seems like an avalanche of same-sex marriage challenges to the present constitutional ban. For some people the ultimate goal is…
  • Jun 30

    Can I Take My Spouse to the Cleaners for Cheating?

    Can I Take My Spouse to the Cleaners for Cheating?
    If you have discovered that your spouse is cheating, you are likely to experience a wealth of emotions like anger, betrayal, sadness and fear. Adultery is one of the most common causes of divorce, but many spouses are appalled when they talk…
Rank this Week: 2225

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

By Alan Robert Burton.

http://www.bocaratondivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 18

    Domestic Violence Accusations Can Have a Serious Effect on your Life

    Domestic Violence Accusations Can Have a Serious Effect on your Life
    Domestic violence is an extremely serious criminal offense in Florida. However, the consequences of domestic violence accusations or charges may reach far beyond the criminal courts. Such allegations may additionally affect any pending family…
  • Sep 16

    How can a Boca Raton Divorce Attorney Help You?

    How can a Boca Raton Divorce Attorney Help You?
    For many people, going through a divorce can be an extremely acrimonious process. After all, if you and your spouse were getting along, you would likely not be getting a divorce in the first place. Divorce can affect almost any aspect of a…
  • Sep 12

    Florida Judge Facing Ethics Charges Following Divorce Ruling

    Florida Judge Facing Ethics Charges Following Divorce Ruling
    In the midst of contested and adversarial divorces cases, judges are expected to be the neutral, impartial, objective party who make decisions when divorcing couples cannot agree. Generally, you are able to trust that if both sides make…
Rank this Week: 4884

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/
  • Sep 18

    In re J.T. - Grandparent Visitation in Indiana a Long Shot

    In re J.T. - Grandparent Visitation in Indiana a Long Shot
    It's been 14 years since the U.S. Supreme Court's watershed ruling in a grandparent visitation dispute. In the years since, Indiana courts have still struggled to strike a balance between parental rights and the strong desire of grandparents…
  • Sep 3

    Balogh v. Balogh - Post-Nuptial Agreements Can Protect Property

    Balogh v. Balogh - Post-Nuptial Agreements Can Protect Property
    By now, most people are familiar with the concept of pre-nuptial agreements. These are contracts signed before a couple recites their vows, and are typically intended to protect assets acquired by the individuals prior to the union. Less…
  • Aug 18

    Shae v. Shae - Modification of Child Support Order

    Shae v. Shae - Modification of Child Support Order
    While child support guidelines in Indiana were modified nearly five years ago in order to promote fairness in family law proceedings, many parents still find themselves battling a system that is either forcing them to pay more than they can…
Rank this Week: 4922

Divorce Online Blog

Divorce Online Blog

News about divorce and family law.

http://www.divorce-online.co.uk/blog/
  • Sep 18

    Divorce when you are separated and living in same house

    Divorce when you are separated and living in same house
    Living in the same house when separated is not the easiest thing to do and there are numerous articles on the subject from life coaches and the like on Huffington Post and the pages of women’s magazines, so we won’t… The…
  • Sep 9

    How long does an average divorce take?

    How long does an average divorce take?
    According to statistics released by the Office For National Statistics, *the average divorce undertaken without a solicitor in England and Wales took 33 weeks in the first quarter of 2014, an increase of 15%. This has been blamed in the…
  • Jul 23

    More couples are choosing online divorce as consumers favour a more convenient way to separate

    More couples are choosing online divorce as consumers favour a more convenient way to separate
    Online divorce companies say the online process takes the strain out of an already tense situation and reflects society’s increased use of the internet to do business. Figures from Divorce Online, one of the UK’s largest…
Rank this Week: 2047

Linda's Law Blog

Linda's Law Blog

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

http://lindakernslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 17

    I have a Final PFA against someone, can I extend it?

    I have a Final PFA against someone, can I extend it?
    Typically in Pennsylvania, when a person files a Protection from Abuse (“PFA”) petition, a temporary order is immediately issued, and is then followed-up with a hearing before a judge within a short period of time.  At the…
  • Sep 14

    I get along with my co-parent, do we really need a custody order?

    I get along with my co-parent, do we really need a custody order?
    Often we have a parent come into our office for a divorce or simply to figure out how custody works, and they wonder whether they really need a custody order.  As far as they are concerned, things with custody are working out fine, and…
  • Sep 11

    Home of the free, because of the brave

    Home of the free, because of the brave
Rank this Week: 3777

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

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

http://www.lawfirmrbs.com/blog/
  • Sep 17

    Solar Panels, HOAs, and Condominiums in North Carolina

    Solar Panels, HOAs, and Condominiums in North Carolina
    Our modern society is always looking for opportunities to limit our footprint on the environment and to increase sustainability in a modern world.  Wind, solar, and other renewable resources are common topics of conversation.  As…
  • Sep 3

    A Radio Tower in Every Yard?

    A Radio Tower in Every Yard?
    Most often the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (also known as the “CCR’s,” “Declaration of Condominium,” “Restrictions,” or by other names) is the highest governing document…
  • Aug 26

    Law Seminar Best Manuscript Award: Community Association Voting

    Law Seminar Best Manuscript Award: Community Association Voting
    Following this year’s national CAI Community Association (HOA and condo) Law Seminar, the College of Community Association Lawyers presented a “Best Manuscript Award” for the presentation with the best accompanying…
Rank this Week: 1163

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

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

http://www.massachusettsdivorcelawmonitor.com/
  • Sep 17

    NFL Sheds Spotlight on Domestic Violence

    NFL Sheds Spotlight on Domestic Violence
    Hi there, I wrote a post in July on domestic violence referencing the Ray Rice situation. At that time I had only seen the first video showing the aftermath. The second video is even more shocking (viewer discretion advised). However, viewing…
  • Aug 26

    Rehabilitative Alimony: A Big Change

    Rehabilitative Alimony: A Big Change
    Hi there, On August 1, 2014, the Supreme Judicial Court rendered its second decision (no doubt of many) on the cases coming in on the new Alimony Reform Act.  The case is an appeal from a decision of Justice Amy Blake, who has just been…
  • Aug 4

    Lawyers, Legalese and Latin: Why Lawyers Are Such Language Junkie

    Lawyers, Legalese and Latin: Why Lawyers Are Such Language Junkie
    Hi there, I think of myself as a down-to-earth person,  but I unthinkingly use language that is the opposite. I blame this on my law school education, although I think lawyers self-select with a love of language and words. Last…
Rank this Week: 4836

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Covers divorce and family law in Illinois.

http://www.divorce-attorney-illinois.com/
  • Sep 17

    New Law Strengthens Child Protective Service

    New Law Strengthens Child Protective Service
    This August, Governor Pat Quinn signed and put into effect Senate Bill 2909 and House Bill 5598, with the purpose of strengthening Illinois child protective services and providing more help to parents who have children suffering from…
  • Sep 10

    To Procreate or to Not Procreate: Whose Right is Most Valid?

    To Procreate or to Not Procreate: Whose Right is Most Valid?
    In recent years, assisted reproductive technology has progressed rapidly and has provided women and men the opportunity to become parents. In 1985, through this new reproductive technology, 260 babies were born to parents who otherwise would…
  • Sep 3

    How Often is Domestic Violence Occurring?

    How Often is Domestic Violence Occurring?
    In just the first three months of 2014, it happened over 36,000 times. In 2013, it happened over 177,000 times. What are these statistics referring to? Domestic violence. Illinois takes domestic violence seriously, and the Illinois Domestic…
Rank this Week: 3716

PA Family Law Blog

PA Family Law Blog

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

http://www.jbmartinlaw.com/blogs/family-law/
  • Sep 17

    Pennsylvania Divorce and Separation: The Distinction

    Pennsylvania Divorce and Separation: The Distinction
    Many married couples realize that they cannot continue living together so they decide to get a divorce.  Divorce is unfortunately all too common these days. Some people realize that they want to live separate and apart from their…
  • Sep 5

    Should You File a Fault or No-Fault Divorce in PA?

    Should You File a Fault or No-Fault Divorce in PA?
    Pennsylvania allows for both "fault" and "no-fault" divorces to be filed. As the names suggest, fault-based divorces are available to those married individuals who can prove very specific fault-based reasons against their spouse, while…
  • Jun 25

    Pennsylvania now recognizes same-sex marriage

    Pennsylvania now recognizes same-sex marriage
    In a significant opinion delivered on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 in the case of Deb Whitewood, et al, vs. Michael Wolf, et. al,  U.S. District Court Judge John Jones III struck down Pennsylvania's law banning the recognition of gay marriage…
Rank this Week: 2592

ABC Family Law Blog

ABC Family Law Blog

Covers Florida family law. By the Law Firm of Adam B. Cordover, P.A.

http://abcfamilyblog.wordpress.com/
  • Sep 16

    Attorney General Seeks to Prevent Tampa Same Sex Spouses’ Divorce

    Attorney General Seeks to Prevent Tampa Same Sex Spouses’ Divorce
    Florida Attorney General Pamela Bondi has filed a motion to intervene in my client’s same sex divorce matter.  The parties married in Massachusetts, moved to Florida, came to a full settlement agreement via the Collaborative…
  • Aug 28

    Tampa Same Sex Divorce Case First DOMA Challenge Certified to Florida Supreme Court

    Tampa Same Sex Divorce Case First DOMA Challenge Certified to Florida Supreme Court
    Can two women who were married in Massachusetts but now are residents of Florida divorce in Florida?  That is the question that my Tampa client and her wife were looking to have answered in the affirmative.  The trial judge…
  • Aug 23

    Florida Family Law: Mandatory Disclosure

    Florida Family Law: Mandatory Disclosure
    When you file and serve a petition in a Florida family law case that involves financial issues such as child support, alimony, or the division of property in debts, a clock starts ticking.  Within 45 days of the initial pleadings…
Rank this Week: 4562

Mississippi Family Lawyer Blog

Mississippi Family Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, child custody and child support. By M. Devin Whitt.

http://www.mississippifamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    Alimony is Still Alive in Mississippi

    Alimony is Still Alive in Mississippi
    When I talk with clients about divorce, I have heard many say "I understand there is no alimony in Mississippi." Many of these people show up in my office seeking help with a divorce, and unfortunately, they are mistaken because alimony is…
  • Sep 9

    Condoning Marital Misconduct Could Bar Divorce in Mississippi

    Condoning Marital Misconduct Could Bar Divorce in Mississippi
    I routinely deal with cases involving a spouse who wants a divorce because he or she learned that the other spouse cheated or committed some other type of marital misconduct. Often times, when a client hires me to help with a fault-based…
  • Sep 4

    Antenuptial Knowledge of a Condition Existing Prior to Marriage May Bar Divorce in Mississippi

    Antenuptial Knowledge of a Condition Existing Prior to Marriage May Bar Divorce in Mississippi
    In terms of divorce defenses under Mississippi law, "antenuptial knowledge" may simply be defined as a complaining-spouse's (the spouse filing for divorce) pre-marital knowledge of the defendant-spouse's pre-existing bad habits, condition, or…
Rank this Week: 4604

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
  • Sep 16

    Uncontested divorce and waiver of service

    Uncontested divorce and waiver of service
    In an uncontested divorce in Fort Worth or Dallas it makes very little sense to spend the $80 to serve the respondent in a divorce suit where the respondent knows the divorce is coming and is not going to contest the terms of the divorce.…
  • Sep 11

    Military retirement and Texas divorce

    Military retirement and Texas divorce
    Military pensions, or military retirement as it is often called, can be an extremely complex and tedious part of a Texas divorce. Generally, dividing retirement plans in divorces can be complex legal and financial undertakings but military…
  • Sep 8

    The Hidden Danger of Child Support Income Withholding

    The Hidden Danger of Child Support Income Withholding
    In Texas divorces with children, child support is almost always awarded and along with the award for support come an income withholding order (IWO) to allow the child support to be garnished from the paying parent’s paycheck. The paying…
Rank this Week: 1816

Maryland Divorce Legal Crier

Maryland Divorce Legal Crier

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

http://mddivorcelawyers.com/legalcrier
  • Sep 16

    Doctor Loses License for Failure to Pay Child Support

    Doctor Loses License for Failure to Pay Child Support
    The Maryland Board of Physicians has suspended the medical license of Rockville eye surgeon, Michael Duplessie, for failure to pay child support. Duplessie, however, has left the country and opened an office in Kuwait. Duplessie owes more…
  • Sep 11

    Husband Jailed for Hiding Assets in Divorce

    Husband Jailed for Hiding Assets in Divorce
    Promising that his wife would not get anything from him in his divorce, including child support, Steven K. Zinnel, 50, of California, filed bankruptcy in 2005.  He also asked the FBI to investigate his wife. That backfired when…
  • Sep 9

    Honey Maid Ad Targets Blended Familie

    Honey Maid Ad Targets Blended Familie
    Honey Maid, which makes those delicious graham-crackers is celebrating families that have been reconfigured by divorce. The company’s new advertising campaign is intended to send a message that: “Just because a family has broken…
Rank this Week: 1971

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/
  • Sep 16

    Why Mediation?

    Why Mediation?
    You may have seen the news that Mark Sanford and his wife are attending mediation to help resolve their marital issues. Why choose mediation? For many couples, it can be a more humane, empowering and lower cost way to resolve...
  • Sep 2

    Mirsky Policastri LLC at the Power Conference

    Mirsky Policastri LLC at the Power Conference
    Thanks to all who stopped by our table!
  • Aug 20

    Back to school routine

    Back to school routine
    The start of a new school year is a good time to re-think your routines and make adjustments. If you have a good relationship with your child's parent you may be able to work out changes to your visitation/access schedule...
Rank this Week: 2250

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/
  • Sep 16

    Adoption Case Pits Tribal Court Against State Judiciary System

    Adoption Case Pits Tribal Court Against State Judiciary System
    An adoption case in Alaska recently became a test of the tribal court's legal authority to remove the parental rights of a parent who was not a member of the tribe. In this case, a daughter was removed from the home of Edward Parks and…
  • Sep 10

    Divorce Tips for Sonoma County Boomer Women

    Divorce Tips for Sonoma County Boomer Women
    If you're reading this blog, you're probably a Boomer. A study released in February found that Americans who are over 50 years of age are twice as likely to divorce as people who were that age 20 years ago. No one wants to have a midlife…
  • Sep 2

    Florida Gets Closer to Allow Same-Sex Marriage - Update on Gay Marriage Around the Country

    Florida Gets Closer to Allow Same-Sex Marriage - Update on Gay Marriage Around the Country
    In July, two Key West residents prevailed in a same-sex marriage case in a Florida district court. In that case, Monroe Chief Circuit Judge Luis Garcia - similar to other judges -- characterized the ban on gay marriage as…
Rank this Week: 4568

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Sep 16

    My First Pro Bono Case

    My First Pro Bono Case
    This is the second installment of my first-year lawyer “firsts.” My goal is *to deliberately set* aside some time to look back over my first year as a lawyer. I’m hoping to learn; I’m hoping to be encouraged; and…
  • Sep 10

    My First Day in Court

    My First Day in Court
    This is the first in what I hope to be a series of posts on new-lawyer “firsts.” I’ve been doing this lawyering thing a year now, and I haven’t had a chance to do any formal introspection. Today, then, is the first…
  • Sep 5

    July 2014 Arkansas Bar Exam Result

    July 2014 Arkansas Bar Exam Result
    Congratulations to all those who passed the July 2014 Arkansas Bar Exam! It has already been an entire year, but I vividly remember the visceral feeling of relief after getting those results. What a day it was! If you worked to pass, you…
Rank this Week: 1243

Texas Collaborative Law Blog

Texas Collaborative Law Blog

Provides information about the Texas approach to Collaborative Law. By Dick Price.

http://texascollaborativelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 15

    Advantages of Using an Experienced Collaborative Law Attorney

    Advantages of Using an Experienced Collaborative Law Attorney
    There are getting to be a number of trained Collaborative Law attorneys in Texas and other places.  That's good because it gives clients more to choose from.  On the flip-side, it's sometimes hard for a party to figure out who to…
  • Sep 1

    How to Tell Whether an Attorney is Experienced in Collaborative Law

    How to Tell Whether an Attorney is Experienced in Collaborative Law
    As more people decide to give Collaborative a try in resolving their family law issues, clients are faced with having to choose among a number of attorneys who say they practice Collaborative Law.  Naturally, some attorneys have more…
  • Aug 15

    Being Realistic --Don't Get Greedy!

    Being Realistic --Don't Get Greedy!
    There's a lot of pressure when it comes time to resolve a divorce.  Mostly, it's self-imposed, but it is real nevertheless.  A big concern is for both parties to be as financially secure as possible even though you increase expenses…
Rank this Week: 1204

Our Family Wizard Blog

Our Family Wizard Blog

Focuses on ideas that could reduce conflict, improve communication, protect children and help move families forward.

http://www.ourfamilywizard.com/ofw/index.cfm/blog/
  • Sep 15

    Between Two Home

    Between Two Home
    You may be divorcing, divorced, never married, a grandparent, or other relative of a child growing up between two homes. For whatever reason you find yourself in the situation of helping a child grow up between two homes, you may be wondering…
  • Aug 19

    Managing shared expenses and payments electronically

    Managing shared expenses and payments electronically
    Parents know that raising kids is a great responsibility that becomes costly very quickly.  For those raising children between two homes, keeping track of shared parenting expenses is essential towards promoting financial stability…
  • Aug 13

    Defining Divorce Type

    Defining Divorce Type
    When a couple makes the decision to divorce, it may not always be clear where to begin with the whole process.  Across the United States, there are several approaches that a couple could take when divorcing, and choosing the right method…
Rank this Week: 4477

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

http://www.criderlaw.net/blog/
  • Sep 15

    Five Estate Planning Lessons from Frozen

    Five Estate Planning Lessons from Frozen
    Over the weekend my family and I watched Frozen at Movies in the Park. Frozen is Disney’s reinterpretation of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ice Queen fairy tale.  As I watched the movie for the umpteenth…
  • Jul 31

    NAMI Offer Help In Difficult Area Of Special Needs Estate Planning

    NAMI Offer Help In Difficult Area Of Special Needs Estate Planning
    In the Oscar-winning 1979 documentary “Best Boy,” director Ira Wohl spent three years filming the life and times of his middle-aged cousin, a New York City man with a developmental disability everyone called Philly, although his…
  • Jul 31

    NAMI Offer Help In Difficult Area Of Special Needs Estate Planning

    NAMI Offer Help In Difficult Area Of Special Needs Estate Planning
    In the Oscar-winning 1979 documentary “Best Boy,” director Ira Wohl spent three years filming the life and times of his middle-aged cousin, a New York City man with a developmental disability everyone called Philly, although his…
Rank this Week: 4586

Domestic Diversions

Domestic Diversions

Covers relationships, families and family law.

http://domesticdiversions.com
  • Sep 15

    Who has the power to change your life?

    Who has the power to change your life?
    CNN celebrated Positive Thinking Day (September 13th) by offering “five expert tips to help you think yourself well.” The point is to take responsibility for your happiness and to do something. Sara Cheshire included these tips…
  • Sep 8

    Top tips for conscientious conscious capital uncoupling

    Top tips for conscientious conscious capital uncoupling
    The Wall Street Journal focuses divorcing couples on financial planning for “getting unmarried.” Veronica Dagher offers and discusses these tips (excerpt): 1. Know What You Own and Make Copies. . . . 2. Save and Budget. . . . 3.…
  • Aug 18

    Who do professionals recommend as one of the best divorce lawyers and divorce lawyers in Grand Rapids?

    Who do professionals recommend as one of the best divorce lawyers and divorce lawyers in Grand Rapids?
    Best Lawyers in America announced that once again, David Sarnacki was selected by judges and lawyers as one of The Best Lawyers in America. He was honored in three practice areas relating to divorce litigation and divorce mediation: 1. …
Rank this Week: 1901

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By John S. Yohanan.

http://www.bayareadivorceattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1030

Maryland Divorce Lawyer Blog

Maryland Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law with a focus on divorce on Maryland. By Anthony A. Fatemi, LLC.

http://www.marylanddivorcelawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 15

    Maryland Court Denied Husband’s Attempt to Set Aside Marital Settlement Agreement

    Maryland Court Denied Husband’s Attempt to Set Aside Marital Settlement Agreement
    In any divorce matter, it is important for each spouse to consult with his or her own attorney, who will seek to protect that person’s separate rights going forward. One of the most important documents that divorcing spouses…
  • Sep 2

    Maryland Court Affirms Child Support Award to Father

    Maryland Court Affirms Child Support Award to Father
    As many people know, divorce can be difficult. There are serious practical, emotional and financial issues for the parties to identify, weigh, and hopefully resolve as amicably and quickly as possible. Since each family is unique, with…
  • Aug 18

    Maryland Court Reviews Father’s Efforts to Modify Child Custody Arrangement

    Maryland Court Reviews Father’s Efforts to Modify Child Custody Arrangement
    By its very nature, divorce divides a couple. Throughout the proceedings, spouses are expected to address and resolve many emotionally charged issues, such as child custody, visitation, division of property, spousal support, and many other…
Rank this Week: 1982

DivorceSolicitor

DivorceSolicitor

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

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

    The Little Book of Divorce Question

    The Little Book of Divorce Question
      The Little Book of Divorce Questions  is available now on Amazon .In an agony of indecision?Can't decide whether to stay or go?Scared?Anxious?Unhappy?Making such a decision is usually choosing the least worst option.  It…
  • Aug 7

    TheLittle Book of Divorce Question

    TheLittle Book of Divorce Question
    Coming soon...How do you know if it is time to get divorced?What should you do?How do you decide?What are the legal considerations?What is the emotional impact?If you are considering getting divorced this is one of the most difficult and…
  • Aug 3

    Children Aged 10 and Over to have a say in the Family Court

    Children Aged 10 and Over to have a say in the Family Court
    The Government have decided to allow children to have a voice in the family courts.  Where parents are arguing over what is best for their children the Governement will now allow the children themselves to voice their opinion direct to…
Rank this Week: 2349

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/
Rank this Week: 2580

Divorce: New York

Divorce: New York

By Neil Cahn, PLLC.

http://www.divorceny.com/
  • Sep 14

    Wife Denied Separate Property Credit Against Home Deeded By Her to Herself and Husband

    Wife Denied Separate Property Credit Against Home Deeded By Her to Herself and Husband
    Six years before the parties’ marriage in June 2000, the wife became the sole owner of real property, which would later become the parties’ marital residence. At the time of marriage, the wife owned the property free and clear of…
  • Sep 14

    Wife Denied Separate Property Credit Against Home Deeded By Her to Herself and Husband

    Wife Denied Separate Property Credit Against Home Deeded By Her to Herself and Husband
    Six years before the parties’ marriage in June 2000, the wife became the sole owner of real property, which would later become the parties’ marital residence. At the time of marriage, the wife owned the property free and clear of…
  • Sep 7

    Father Given Child Care Right of First Refusal By Appellate Court

    Father Given Child Care Right of First Refusal By Appellate Court
    The Second Department has modified an order of Suffolk County Family Court Attorney-Referee Roseann Orlando to direct that when one parent is working, that parent, prior to making babysitting arrangements with a nonparent,…
Rank this Week: 3595

Tampa Divorce and Family Law

Tampa Divorce and Family Law

Covers Florida divorce and family law issues. By The Law Office of William S. Foley, P.A.

http://familylaw.tumblr.com/
  • Sep 14

    I am divorced and I pay alimony. Can I stop paying alimony if I file bankruptcy?

    I am divorced and I pay alimony. Can I stop paying alimony if I file bankruptcy?
    Generally, no.  Spouses must continue to pay alimony even if they file bankruptcy. This includes the payment of past due alimony.  Section 523 is entitled “Exceptions to discharge.”  A person cannot…
  • Jun 29

    What is Baseball's Paternity List?

    What is Baseball's Paternity List?
    Many fans of America’s favorite past time were surprised to hear about this when it first surfaced in the news a few months ago – I know this author was – but it’s true, Major League baseball has…
  • Jun 29

    Prenups: I do or I don’t

    Prenups: I do or I don’t
    Why should we get a prenup?No one should enter into a marriage anticipating       failure but premarital agreements (aka prenup) protect both   parties and their families should something…
Rank this Week: 4014

Family Law Source

Family Law Source

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

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

    Father Reasonably Withheld Support for College Tuition

    Father Reasonably Withheld Support for College Tuition
    Parents who are divorcing in Pennsylvania often express willingness to pay for their children’s college tuition when the time should come.  Some parents even put their commitment in writing. Yet, as this case demonstrates,…
  • Sep 7

    Child Support Agreement Does not Limit Father’s Obligation

    Child Support Agreement Does not Limit Father’s Obligation
    A recent Pennsylvania Superior Court decision considers: (a) whether a father’s child support obligation is limited by a settlement agreement; and (b) whether the court should assign an earning capacity to a mother who provides full…
  • Sep 7

    College Support Agreement Enforceable in Pennsylvania

    College Support Agreement Enforceable in Pennsylvania
    Divorced and separated parents in Pennsylvania with children going off to college may wonder who is responsible for paying the tuition. A recent Superior Court court decision reminds us of the law governing college support in Pennsylvania.…
Rank this Week: 1479