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HeyAnnette

HeyAnnette

Covers Arizona family law. By Annette T. Burns.

http://heyannette.com/blog/
  • Jul 20

    Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Trainings – updated July 20, 2017

    Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Trainings – updated July 20, 2017
    The Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence has several upcoming trainings that can help meet the DV and child abuse requirements for those issuing reports in court matters — see their events calendar here. More trainings…
  • Jul 5

    U.S. Supreme Court Finally Resolves Arizona Divorce Cases on Military Retired Pay

    U.S. Supreme Court Finally Resolves Arizona Divorce Cases on Military Retired Pay
    In 2012, I wrote a post here about Merrill v. Merrill, which was then an Arizona Court of Appeals case.   The AZ Court of Appeals, back then, ruled that a payor-Husband who reduced military retired pay  (MRP) payments to his ex-wife…
  • May 18

    Email Etiquette Remains a Hot Topic

    Email Etiquette Remains a Hot Topic
    I was sent this link about Email etiquette and it looks really great.   It reminded me of this article, YourOnlinePresence,  that I wrote years and years ago.    The article is certainly old (2011!) and needs…
Rank this Week: 3248

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

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

https://www.indianafamilylawyerblog.com
  • Jul 19

    Attorneys Michele Jackson and Katherine Schwartz to Present CLE at Indiana State Bar Association Brown Bag Serie

    Attorneys Michele Jackson and Katherine Schwartz to Present CLE at Indiana State Bar Association Brown Bag Serie
    Harden Jackson attorneys Michele Jackson and Katherine Schwartz will present the CLE “Hoosier Baby? An Intro to Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Law in Indiana on July 28th, 2017 from 12:00 PM-1:00 PM as part of the Indiana State…
  • Jul 12

    Large Companies Increasing Fertility Benefit

    Large Companies Increasing Fertility Benefit
    Social media site, Pinterest, recently added adoption and surrogacy benefits for its 500 employees. Pinterest’s employees will be eligible to receive up to $5,000 in adoption reimbursement and up to $20,000 for surrogacy benefits.…
  • Jun 21

    Nevada Updates Surrogacy and Adoption Law

    Nevada Updates Surrogacy and Adoption Law
    Nevada recently passed a new law that significantly improves surrogacy and adoption laws in the state. First, it gender neutralizes all adoption and assisted reproductive technology statutes. The law, effective July 1, 2017, will now refer to…
Rank this Week: 3431

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/
  • Jul 19

    Gary Truck Accident Lawsuit Claims Trucking Company Negligent

    Gary Truck Accident Lawsuit Claims Trucking Company Negligent
    Liability will be a hotly disputed issue in a recently filed Indiana truck accident lawsuit. According to NWI.com, the lawsuit was filed on behalf of a 35-year-old man with autism who suffered significant brain damage and multiple…
  • Jul 5

    Jurors Award $745K in Indiana Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

    Jurors Award $745K in Indiana Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
    Jurors in an Indiana medical malpractice lawsuit ruled against a now-deceased physician accused of performing an allegedly unnecessary surgery on a 16-year-old athlete.  The South Bend Tribune reports the lawsuit was filed in June 2015.…
  • Jun 16

    Gary Indiana Injury Lawsuit $500k Default Judgment for Plaintiff Affirmed

    Gary Indiana Injury Lawsuit $500k Default Judgment for Plaintiff Affirmed
    A default judgment in an Indiana personal injury lawsuit can occur when there is a failure to take action by one of the involved parties. In most cases, it’s a judgment in favor of the plaintiff (the injured person) when the defendant…
Rank this Week: 4459

Minick Law Blog

Minick Law Blog

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

http://www.minicklaw.com/asheville-attorney-blog/
Rank this Week: 1656

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

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

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Jul 19

    Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Program Aims to Help Save Time and Money

    Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Program Aims to Help Save Time and Money
    Two of the most common complaints I hear as a litigation attorney are “why is it so expensive” and “why does it take so long.” Part of the answer to both questions are the procedural rules for discovery which often end…
  • Jul 17

    Property Tax Reassessments – School Districts Increased Their Millage Rate

    Property Tax Reassessments – School Districts Increased Their Millage Rate
    Lancaster Online recently discussed the property tax rates for the 2018-19 tax year for all Lancaster County school districts. Since your school tax is usually much larger than the municipal and county tax, the increase in the school tax rate…
  • Jun 29

    Is your Estate Planning Ready for Summer Vacation?

    Is your Estate Planning Ready for Summer Vacation?
    As summer vacation hits its peak, we sometimes start thinking about estate planning before we board the plane for that long-awaited getaway.  We’ve put it off for one reason or another but is it time to just take care of it? …
Rank this Week: 4812

Australian Divorce Blog

Australian Divorce Blog

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

http://australiandivorce.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 18

    Vale Justice Michelle May of the Family Court of Australia

    Vale Justice Michelle May of the Family Court of Australia
    Tonight I attend a function recognising the service of Justice Michelle May, who is retiring after many years of service from the Family Court of Australia.I had the privilege many years ago of briefing her when she was junior counsel; and…
  • Jul 16

    Government to restrict cross-examination of family violence victims by their alleged perpetrator

    Government to restrict cross-examination of family violence victims by their alleged perpetrator
    Attorney-General Senator George Brandis has released the following statement:protecting family violence victims from beingcross-examined by alleged perpetratorsToday, I release draft legislative amendments to the Family Law Act 1975 to…
  • Jul 16

    The Hague comes up with a draft guide to grave risk under the Hague Convention

    The Hague comes up with a draft guide to grave risk under the Hague Convention
    When family lawyers and judges talk about The Hague Convention, often the one of many that they will be the 1980 Hague Convention, which deals with civil aspects of international child abduction. This Convention has so permeated the thinking…
Rank this Week: 1352

Family Law & Divorce Information…

Family Law & Divorce Information in Houston, Texas

By Busby & Associates.

http://busby-lee.com/familylawblog
  • Jul 18

    What Happens To My Driver’s License If I’ve Been Arrested For DUI?

    What Happens To My Driver’s License If I’ve Been Arrested For DUI?
    Michael Busby If you are like most drivers, driving makes you feel free and independent. What most drivers seem to forget is that driving is a privilege. Therefore, they feel disoriented if their driver’s license gets suspended after…
  • Jul 11

    DUIs And The Importance Of Getting A DUI Attorney. DUI Charges How To Deal With It

    DUIs And The Importance Of Getting A DUI Attorney. DUI Charges How To Deal With It
    Michael Busby When it comes to DUI charges, it’s very difficult to deal with it in the court. Furthermore, it’s a long and time-consuming process. Not only it’s a complicated process, but it can also be a costly affair if…
  • Jul 4

    What to do when CPS ask for a drug test in Harris County Texa

    What to do when CPS ask for a drug test in Harris County Texa
    Michael Busby Normally child protective services will ask for a drug test when another has called in and stated that you are using illegal drugs.  Sometimes it may happen after and arrest is made which may be a drug related offense. The…
Rank this Week: 3392

Linda's Law Blog

Linda's Law Blog

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

http://lindakernslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 18

    Convicted Felon Holds up Divorce

    Convicted Felon Holds up Divorce
    Click here for the story:http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/20170718_ap_d920145e16a7405691566f675aa12017.html
  • Jul 9

    Reducing Stress in a Divorce Case

    Reducing Stress in a Divorce Case
    Retired Judge Lawrence Jones (Superior Court, New Jersey), wrote an excellent article advising litigants how to combat stress and care for their emotional health and welfare during divorce.  You can read the article here: Divorce Related…
  • May 31

    Can the other parent prevent me from moving?

    Can the other parent prevent me from moving?
    The Pennsylvania Child Custody Statute includes specific and detailed requirements before a parent can relocate with their child. The relocating parent must send a notice to the other parent with details regarding the move.  The…
Rank this Week: 3314

Real Divorce Mediation Blog

Real Divorce Mediation Blog

By Whole Mediation & Consulting Services P.C.

http://wholemediation.com/blog/
  • Jul 18

    Steps to an Empowering Divorce

    Steps to an Empowering Divorce
    Divorce is usually overwhelming, uncertain, and confusing. If not handled well the divorce process can be a recipe for disaster. How you handle your divorce will impact not only you, your spouse and children, but also your community of…
  • Mar 4

    Divorce, Children and Taxe

    Divorce, Children and Taxe
    Most divorcing couples feel financially strained. The good news is that parents may receive significant tax benefits for children; the bad news is that even though more and more parents are choosing joint parenting the IRS still hangs on…
  • Apr 20

    Is a Divorce Mediator or Divorce Lawyer Right For You?

    Is a Divorce Mediator or Divorce Lawyer Right For You?
    In nearly every case, divorce is a complicated process that almost always requires professional help for the separating couple. However, going to court for litigation or for a settlement conference isn’t always necessary; by using…
Rank this Week: 1640

Men's Family Law

Men's Family Law

Focuses on men and the legal issues that they must face as fathers and husbands. By David Pisarra.

http://mensfamilylaw.com/?cat=5
  • Jul 18

    Help Men teach Men To Be Better Men – GoodMenProject.com

    Help Men teach Men To Be Better Men – GoodMenProject.com
    Hey Guys, I’ve been writing for the GoodMenProject.com for years. You may have read my articles on contraception for teens or about my documentary What About The Men? regarding domestic violence and male victims. I’ve covered…
  • May 30

    Prenuptial Agreement

    Prenuptial Agreement
    Memorial Day is in the rear view mirror and we are rounding the corner into June, the most popular month to get married in the United States.  Unfortunately, many of these marriages will not make it, and a prenuptial agreement is a…
  • May 24

    What is the Difference Between Domestic Violence and Domestic Abuse?

    What is the Difference Between Domestic Violence and Domestic Abuse?
    Domestic abuse and domestic violence are two terms which hold a great deal of weight in family law courtrooms. Both are used to secure domestic violence restraining orders, and the prevention of domestic abuse, and violence, is one of the…
Rank this Week: 2985

Denver Divorce Attorney Blog

Denver Divorce Attorney Blog

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

http://www.denverdivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 18

    Denver Divorce: How Do I Modify My Alimony (Maintenance)? Part 1

    Denver Divorce: How Do I Modify My Alimony (Maintenance)? Part 1
    In any Denver divorce, there is the potential for one spouse or other to be awarded alimony, called “maintenance” under Colorado Revised Statutes.     Alimony is designed to provide financial support for a spouse who is…
  • Jul 10

    Denver Divorce and Alcohol

    Denver Divorce and Alcohol
    By:  Curtis Wiberg We’ve previously written about legal strategies when in the midst of divorce proceedings when one spouse is struggling with a drug or alcohol problem and its affect on a custody case. This article discusses…
  • Jul 1

    What Questions Might I Be Asked in My Colorado Family Law Hearing (Part 1)

    What Questions Might I Be Asked in My Colorado Family Law Hearing (Part 1)
    By:  Jessica A. Bryant For many people in the midst of a divorce or custody case, it may be the first time they have ever been to court.  One looming question many people have is what to expect when attending a family law…
Rank this Week: 3167

Roscich & Martel Law Firm LLC Blog

Roscich & Martel Law Firm LLC Blog

Covers Illinois family law and estate planning needs.

http://www.randrattys.com/napervilledivorceattorney
  • Jul 17

    Justifying the Use of Child Support Payment

    Justifying the Use of Child Support Payment
    Some parents who are ordered to pay child support do not do so willingly. While it is generally understood that child support is ordered in order to assist with providing for the child, some parents feel as though the other parent…
  • Jul 11

    Changing Your Name After Your Illinois Divorce

    Changing Your Name After Your Illinois Divorce
    Many spouses decide to take their significant other's last name as their own after a wedding. When the couple divorces, especially after years of marriage, the spouse who took on a married last name can decide to keep the name or change…
  • Jul 4

    Preparing for the Rebound: Three Tips Experts Say Can Help You Bounce Back Faster After Divorce

    Preparing for the Rebound: Three Tips Experts Say Can Help You Bounce Back Faster After Divorce
    Whether you are about to embark on the divorce journey or have already filed and put the process into motion, transitioning from a married spouse to an independent, single person is challenging. Even under ideal circumstances, where both…
Rank this Week: 1813

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/
  • Jul 17

    Your Military Divorce 101 (Part 3)

    Your Military Divorce 101 (Part 3)
      In parts one and two, we covered an overview of military divorce and discussed special considerations regarding children and military divorce. In our final post in this series, we’ll examine implications for pensions and alimony…
  • Jul 10

    Your Military Divorce 101 (Part 2)

    Your Military Divorce 101 (Part 2)
    In a military divorce, the nonmilitary spouse likely has not worked outside the home or possibly only held down part-time employment in order to accommodate the lifestyle with moves and lengthy deployments. On the one hand, nonmilitary…
  • Jul 3

    Your Military Divorce 101 (Part 1)

    Your Military Divorce 101 (Part 1)
    From 2001 until 2011, the divorce rate rose from 2.6 percent to 3.7 percent for military couples, according to the Defense Department. The military enforces special regulations for divorces in order to protect both enlisted individuals and…
Rank this Week: 836

Hook Law Center Blog

Hook Law Center Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Virginia.

https://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • Jul 17

    IRS Grants Extension for Portability Purpose

    IRS Grants Extension for Portability Purpose
    Many people are aware that in 2013, Congress established a permanent basic Federal estate tax exclusion amount of $5,000,000, as adjusted for inflation. For purposes of the Federal estate tax, a portability election allows a surviving spouse…
  • Jul 7

    SENTARA PACE – Adult Day Care

    SENTARA PACE – Adult Day Care
    The primary objective of Sentara’s PACE program is to provide the care necessary to allow the individual to remain at home–care during the day to free the primary caregiver’s time to work/live… This program is truly…
  • Jun 29

    Blended Families: Why Pre- or Post-Marital Planning is So Vital

    Blended Families: Why Pre- or Post-Marital Planning is So Vital
    Were you aware that you are not legally allowed to disinherit your spouse? You can disinherit your children, even your minor children, if you have a mind to do so. However, your spouse has special statutory protections which entitle him or…
Rank this Week: 1732

Sanns Mediation World of ADR

Sanns Mediation World of ADR

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

https://www.sannsmediation.com/blog/
  • Jul 17

    Conflict and Divorce Quote — Norman Cousin

    Conflict and Divorce Quote — Norman Cousin
    “Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences.” — Norman Cousins (1915 – 1990), American political journalist, author, professor, and world peace advocate. One of the goals of mediation is to anticipate…
  • Jul 9

    NJ Court Establishes Factors for Name Change of Transgender Minor Child

    NJ Court Establishes Factors for Name Change of Transgender Minor Child
    NJ Superior Court Judge Marcia L. Silva, sitting in Middlesex County, recently ruled on a case of first impression regarding when a transgender minor child may change their name.  The case is Sacklow v. Betts (FM-12-1502-07C) and the…
  • Jul 2

    Conflict and Divorce Quote — Eckhart Tolle

    Conflict and Divorce Quote — Eckhart Tolle
    Whenever anything negative happens to you, there is a deep lesson within it, although you may not see it at the time. — Eckhart Tolle (b. 1948), German author and spiritualist     The post Conflict and Divorce Quote…
Rank this Week: 907

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Jul 17

    Eli V. Hammond Used as a Divorce Expert on E!

    Eli V. Hammond Used as a Divorce Expert on E!
    We are proud to announce that our very own, Eli V. Hammond, a Certified Family Law Specialist, is being featured as a divorce expert on a new hit TV show, The Second Wives Club, on E! On the show, Attorney Hammond explains the general…
  • Jul 10

    Managing Your Reputation During Divorce

    Managing Your Reputation During Divorce
    You could’ve been dreaming about a divorce for years, but once it becomes a reality, you’re suddenly hit with emotions you don’t know how to handle – fear, anger, sadness, guilt, hopelessness, and numbness. You…
  • Jul 3

    Will Divorce Hurt My Credit?

    Will Divorce Hurt My Credit?
    It’s common knowledge that divorce can affect many aspects of a person’s life, including relationships, finances, stress, and even appetite and sleep. But, one thing that too many people fail to consider is how divorce can…
Rank this Week: 4865

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Kollias & Giese.

http://www.dupagecountydivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 17

    Wasting Marital Money: Illinois Divorce Law on Dissipation

    Wasting Marital Money: Illinois Divorce Law on Dissipation
    The dictionary definition of “dissipation” is waste by misuse, to spend or use wastefully or extravagantly, to squander, to deplete.  The definition contained in the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act refers to…
  • Jun 20

    Exclusive Possession of the Marital Residence: Who Leaves?

    Exclusive Possession of the Marital Residence: Who Leaves?
    Many couples continue to reside together in the marital residence during divorce proceedings, even when the thought of having to continue to live with their spouse is terribly unpleasant.  This may be especially true when there are…
  • May 15

    DuPage County Children’s Center

    DuPage County Children’s Center
    In many custody disputes, allegations of abuse against children are thrown around.  Sometimes, people use this simply as a means of mudslinging to gain an upper hand in the court’s eyes against the opposing party.  However,…
Rank this Week: 1594

619 Divorce Blog

619 Divorce Blog

Covers San Diego Family Law and Divorce.

http://619divorce.com/blog/
  • Jul 17

    When Celebs Call Off Divorce

    When Celebs Call Off Divorce
    For many, the decision to get divorced is not made lightly. Therefore, it’s not uncommon for people to say they’re getting divorced, and then decide to stay together. This is also very true for many celebrity couples. While…
  • Jul 13

    Is Cheating Responsible for Gray Divorce?

    Is Cheating Responsible for Gray Divorce?
    According to a recent Pew Research Center analysis gray divorces, those that take place in marriages where people are over the age of 50, have doubled since 1990. And another recent study by The Institute for Family Studies, reveals…
  • Jul 7

    Child Custody History Consideration

    Child Custody History Consideration
    The long history of child custody and the awarding of it goes back to Colonial times and the early Republic between 1630 and 1830. The way children are viewed and the relationships between husbands and wives have evolved, parallels this…
Rank this Week: 1855

Divorce: New York

Divorce: New York

By Neil Cahn, PLLC.

http://www.divorceny.com/
  • Jul 16

    Appellate Court Increases College and Child Care Expense Obligation

    Appellate Court Increases College and Child Care Expense Obligation
    It appears that the tremendous burden placed on the Appellate Division, Second Department, to work through its caseload has often led to opinions which leave you wanting to know a little more of the facts so you can put the case into…
  • Jul 2

    Do Student Loans Reduce a Parent’s College Support Obligation?

    Do Student Loans Reduce a Parent’s College Support Obligation?
    Whether by agreement or court decree, it is common for divorced parents to be obligated to contributed to their child’s college education tuition room and board expenses. How is that obligation computed when a child receives financial…
  • Jun 19

    Child’s Moving Back Home Revives Child Support Obligation

    Child’s Moving Back Home Revives Child Support Obligation
    The divorced couple’s child moved out of the mother’s home when he was 18, established his own residence, and began paying for all of his own expenses. Thereafter, the father’s petition to terminate his support obligations…
Rank this Week: 3773

Ohio Family Law Blog

Ohio Family Law Blog

Provides family law and divorce information for Ohio families. By Holzfaster, Cecil, McKnight & Mues.

http://www.hcmmlaw.com/blog
  • Jul 15

    Abbreviations Kids Use on Cellphones That Parents Should Know!

    Abbreviations Kids Use on Cellphones That Parents Should Know!
    A Parents Guide To Abbreviations Kids Use On Their Cellphones. When you think about the stereotypical teenager, what comes to mind? A pimply twig that enjoys blaring bubble gum pop music while their face is stuck in a cellphone screen?
  • Jul 8

    Same-Sex Marriage Alert: U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Birth Certificate

    Same-Sex Marriage Alert: U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Birth Certificate
    ALERT: Constitutional rights to same-sex marriage couples upheld by U.S. Supreme Court. On Monday, June 26, 2017, the United States Supreme Court reversed a decision from the Arkansas Supreme Court.
  • Jul 1

    Blast From The Past: The Red Ones Are the Best!

    Blast From The Past: The Red Ones Are the Best!
    Family Law Attorney Chip Mues Recalls A Remarkable 4th of July Vacation Set In Maine. It seemed appropriate that I should write something for the family law blog geared towards the "Birthday of America". In the past, I liked to reflect…
Rank this Week: 929

Seattle Attorneys Blog

Seattle Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.seattleattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1412

Between the Sheets: Adultery in…

Between the Sheets: Adultery in Divorce Cases in Virginia

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

http://jameshwilsonjr.com/
Rank this Week: 2234

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/
Rank this Week: 2082

Kaminetzky & Associates, P.C. Blog

Kaminetzky & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers New York family law.

http://www.kaminetzkylaw.com/category/divorce-law/
  • Jul 14

    What is the Difference between Legal Advice and Legal Information? How does that Affect the Mediators’ Role?

    What is the Difference between Legal Advice and Legal Information? How does that Affect the Mediators’ Role?
    People often ask: how do you reconcile the role of the mediator and the role of the attorney when you are doing mediation? When doing a mediation, the mediators’ role is to help the people decide for themselves what course of action…
  • Jun 29

    What is a Motion for Attorney’s Fees?

    What is a Motion for Attorney’s Fees?
    There are several different types of instances within a divorce where one might want to ask the court for attorney’s fees. In a matrimonial action, we might make a motion “pendente lite,” which means “pending the…
  • Jun 14

    What is a Waiver of Estate Rights?

    What is a Waiver of Estate Rights?
    In New York, your spouse has something called a right of election. What this means is that no matter what you want to leave them in your will, they have a right to $50,000 plus one third of your estate. So for instance if you die with a will…
Rank this Week: 1688

Divorce & Family Law Blog

Divorce & Family Law Blog

Offers advice for people dealing with divorce, legal separation and child custody issues. By Patrick Markey, P.C.

http://www.markeylaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 14

    Illinois Has New Child Support Laws as of July 1, 2017

    Illinois Has New Child Support Laws as of July 1, 2017
    The percentage guidelines (20%, 28%, 32%, etc.) are gone. If you are setting child support after July 1, 2017, the court will apply what is called the "Income Shares" Model. A version of the Income Shares model is used in 39 other states so…
  • Sep 29

    New Illinois Child Support Law Starting 7/1/17

    New Illinois Child Support Law Starting 7/1/17
    Beginning next July 2017, Illinois family law courts will now calculate child support based upon the parent's combined income and based on the parenting time allocated. The calculations for child support will come from the state sometime…
  • Oct 26

    New and Improved Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act to take effect January 1, 2016

    New and Improved Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act to take effect January 1, 2016
    Governor Rauner signed SB 57 this year which was a major overhaul of Illinois Divorce Law. The current divorce statute (called the IMDMA) was enacted in 1977. Much has changed in society and family dynamics since then. This legislation was…
Rank this Week: 2738

Alabama Criminal and Family Lawyer…

Alabama Criminal and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers family and criminal law. By Skier & Associates.

http://www.alabamacriminalandfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 14

    Recent Successes for our Pardon Applicant Client

    Recent Successes for our Pardon Applicant Client
    The waiting period is long (3-4 years in some cases) so I encourage anyone eligible for a pardon to act immediately.
  • Jun 27

    The Grand Jury — A Mysterious Process Explained

    The Grand Jury — A Mysterious Process Explained
    Because of some recent news regarding a high profile case with which I was involved, there has been a good deal of discussion of the Grand Jury process and how it works. To many, even within the legal community, Grand Juries are…
  • Jun 1

    Changing Guidelines for Federal Prosecutors Leads to Uncertainty

    Changing Guidelines for Federal Prosecutors Leads to Uncertainty
    The bottom line for people facing federal charges is that, in all likelihood, federal sentencing is about to get more severe and there will be fewer opportunities to negotiate for lower sentence
Rank this Week: 2332

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

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

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Jul 13

    Terrorism : all the fault of divorcees (apparently)

    Terrorism : all the fault of divorcees (apparently)
    I read the headline in The Brief this morning as I got in the car to drive to chambers: Family breakdown causes terrorism, says former judge  I didn’t get much past the headline before I threw the phone on the passenger seat and…
  • Jul 9

    The theatre of legalese? Oh, please…

    The theatre of legalese? Oh, please…
    If you’re anything like me this headline got your hackles right up : ‘Is the theatre of the family courts – where legalese often takes over – really helpful?’ No, thunk I. It’s not helpful. But it’s…
  • Jun 22

    Cowboys of the wild west?

    Cowboys of the wild west?
    Some context on the influence of fee-charging McKenzie Friends in family law [Ed : This is a guest post from Leanne Smith (@leanneslaw) and Emma Hitchings. I am very grateful to them for taking the time to respond to my blog post about their…
Rank this Week: 4125

DuPage County Divorce Attorneys…

DuPage County Divorce Attorneys Blog

By Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC.

http://www.mkfmlaw.com/dupageattorney
  • Jul 13

    Software Could Help in the Fight Against Workplace Sexual Harassment

    Software Could Help in the Fight Against Workplace Sexual Harassment
    A few weeks ago, a post on this blog discussed the problems that a prominent tech company faced following allegations of widespread sexual harassment and attitudes that permeated the culture of the organization. In the months since, a former…
  • Jul 5

    Adopting Your Stepchildren

    Adopting Your Stepchildren
    Stepfamilies are becoming more and more common in the United States as the divorce rate remains high. While in many cases, the ex-spouse (or other biological parent) will continue to be involved in the lives of his or her children after…
  • Jun 30

    The Two Types of Workplace Sexual Harassment

    The Two Types of Workplace Sexual Harassment
    Title VII of The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or nationality. Unfortunately, illegal discrimination in the workplace still occurs. A prominent example of such discrimination…
Rank this Week: 1685

International Family Law

International Family Law

Covers international divorce law, international child custody, international child abduction and international prenuptial agreements. By Jeremy Morley.

http://www.internationalfamilylawfirm.com/
  • Jul 13

    Monaco’s New Law on International Private Law

    Monaco’s New Law on International Private Law
    Jeremy D. MorleyOn June 28, 2017 Monaco adopted a new Law on Private International Law. It sets forth the rules concerning divorce jurisdiction, authorizes spousal selection of the law to govern marital regimes, and provides rules concerning…
  • Jul 11

    India’s Chief Justice and India’s Status as a Safe Haven for International Child Abduction

    India’s Chief Justice and India’s Status as a Safe Haven for International Child Abduction
    by Jeremy D. MorleyOn July 8, 2017 the Chief Justice of India, Hon’ble Shri Jagdish Singh Khehar, addressed the issue of India’s failure to sign the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, in a…
  • Jul 5

    Country Report: Mexico

    Country Report: Mexico
    The U.S. State Department has just issued its 2017 Annual Report on International Parental Child Abduction under the International Child Abduction Prevention and Return Act (ICAPRA). The following is the Country Summary and related…
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Texas Family Law Blog

Texas Family Law Blog

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

http://www.austintexaslegal.com/Blog/
  • Jul 13

    The Worst Financial Mistakes You Can Make During A Divorce

    The Worst Financial Mistakes You Can Make During A Divorce
    During a divorce you are going to go through some of the worst times you have ever experienced. That is why many people make financial mistakes, too much is going on all at one time. Making a financial mistake will only make the experience…
  • Jun 26

    Preparing for a Divorce in Texa

    Preparing for a Divorce in Texa
    Being in the position of having a potential divorce is often one of the worst times in a person’s life.  Should you think you have reached that point in your life where your marriage is past any point of being repaired and you…
  • Jun 7

    The Basics of Filing for Divorce in Texa

    The Basics of Filing for Divorce in Texa
    Going through divorce is a long and complicated process it doesn’t help that it happens to be one of the most emotional times of many people’s lives.  It is also a process that has been stigmatized for years.  As such,…
Rank this Week: 1533

Family Law Topics

Family Law Topics

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

http://www.familylawtopics.com/
  • Jul 12

    LGBTQ Health Care Issues on the Horizon

    LGBTQ Health Care Issues on the Horizon
    One of the issues that many people must consider when going through a divorce is health care costs.  How do you even begin to navigate what you should anticipate for health care costs going forward, especially with the possible reality…
  • Jun 30

    The Background and History of Pride Month

    The Background and History of Pride Month
    Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP is committed to gender identity and sexual orientation equality and diversity.  The firm has represented many LGBTQ couples in a variety of family law cases, created an LGBTQ committee and conducts and…
  • Apr 20

    Legalizing Recreational Marijuana in Illinoi

    Legalizing Recreational Marijuana in Illinoi
    Attitudes toward recreational marijuana use are continuing to evolve, with the idea becoming more and more acceptable to more and more people.  In fact, the push to legalize marijuana on a recreational level continues in Illinois.…
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Main Line Pennsylvania Family Law…

Main Line Pennsylvania Family Law Blog

By Bookspan Family Law Associates, LLC.

http://www.mainlinepafamilylawblog.com/
  • Jul 12

    Charging an Ex Spouse Rent in Pennsylvania Divorce

    Charging an Ex Spouse Rent in Pennsylvania Divorce
    When can rent be charged to a Spouse living in the Marital Home Alone? Spouses that have been displaced from their marital home during divorce proceedings may find themselves put in the position of paying for a home they have no ability to…
  • Mar 13

    Is Bifurcation an Option?

    Is Bifurcation an Option?
    Is there something I can do to move my divorce along?  This is a question asked frequently when a divorce is dragging on.  Divorces can be drawn out  because the parties are unable to reach agreement,  because of…
  • Feb 15

    Be Wise About Your Finances During Marriage and Divorce

    Be Wise About Your Finances During Marriage and Divorce
    The old saying goes that marriage is about love and divorce is about money.   No matter how wonderful your marriage is, it is a good idea to be knowledgeable about your assets and debts.  No matter how amicable you think your…
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New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newjerseydivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 11

    In The Family Part Of The Superior Court of New Jersey, This Is How Our Attorney’s Prepare For Trial

    In The Family Part Of The Superior Court of New Jersey, This Is How Our Attorney’s Prepare For Trial
    In over 20 years of family law and divorce practice here in my hometown of East Brunswick, New Jersey, I can assure you that we strive to settle our cases. However, it is essential that your lawyer will not “blink” when our…
  • Jun 14

    Is A “Right of First Refusal” Automatic For Parenting Time In New Jersey?

    Is A “Right of First Refusal” Automatic For Parenting Time In New Jersey?
    No. As seasoned parenting time lawyers, the attorneys at our law firm appreciate that while most New Jersey Family Court judges prefer to grant a parent the right of first refusal, the court’s decision shall always be driven by the best…
  • May 16

    OMG I Have Been Served On Facebook!

    OMG I Have Been Served On Facebook!
    The ability to serve an individual with a lawsuit on Facebook and other popular social media and social networking services.is quickly becoming a reality under New Jersey law. In a recent case, an adopted ten-year-old child was being harassed…
Rank this Week: 3454

Family Diplomacy: A Collaborative…

Family Diplomacy: A Collaborative Law Firm

Covers collaborative divorce, family law, and mediation. By Adam B. Cordover.

http://familydiplomacy.com/blog
  • Jul 11

    Pictures: Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals 2017 Conference

    Pictures: Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals 2017 Conference
    In June 2017, the Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals held its fifth annual conference right here in Tampa.  The theme of the conference was “Get In On The Act,” in celebration of the recent passage of the…
  • Jul 11

    Pictures: Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals 2017 Conference

    Pictures: Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals 2017 Conference
    In June 2017, the Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals held its fifth annual conference right here in Tampa.  The theme of the conference was “Get In On The Act,” in celebration of the recent passage of the…
  • Jul 7

    Video: Collaborative Professionals Discuss New Collaborative Law & Rule

    Video: Collaborative Professionals Discuss New Collaborative Law & Rule
    In the video below, from the Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals, attorneys, mental health professionals, and financial professionals discuss the new collaborative divorce statutes and rules: The Collaborative Law Process Act, also…
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Creative Resolutions Blog

Creative Resolutions Blog

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

http://www.newyorkdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 10

    Second Marriages: Why a Prenuptial Agreement is Wise

    Second Marriages: Why a Prenuptial Agreement is Wise
    As we get older we’re supposed to get wiser. In fact, I would rank increased wisdom at the very top of the benefits of aging. So why do so many people enter their second or even third marriages ignoring what they know? The statistics…
  • Jun 13

    Parental Alienation—Bringing Conspiracy Theories into the Home

    Parental Alienation—Bringing Conspiracy Theories into the Home
    Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been in the news lately, and it’s not just for the warped claims he makes on his website and television show “Info Wars.” (Outlets which regularly disseminate Jones’ claims that…
  • Apr 13

    “Throuple”: A Case of Polyamorous Custody

    “Throuple”: A Case of Polyamorous Custody
    An interesting decision out of Suffolk County recently established custodial rights of a non-biological parent who was part of a polyamorous relationship. In Dawn M. v. Michael M., the court essentially affirmed the validity of a…
Rank this Week: 3021

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

Covers family law in South Carolina.

http://www.scfamilylaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 10

    Family Law FAQ: I Own a Business and Am Facing Divorce. Why is it So Important for Me to Hire an Experienced Legal Team to Represent Me?

    Family Law FAQ: I Own a Business and Am Facing Divorce. Why is it So Important for Me to Hire an Experienced Legal Team to Represent Me?
    If you are facing a South Carolina divorce as a business owner, you may have already encountered the painful reality of equitable division. Equitable division refers to the process of splitting up a couple's marital assets and debts. This…
  • Jul 5

    Why You Need a Highly Qualified Legal Team to Handle Your International Family Law Issue

    Why You Need a Highly Qualified Legal Team to Handle Your International Family Law Issue
    Each day our world becomes more interconnected. It's never been easier to communicate with those who live several time zones away; to travel just about anywhere, or even to maintain homes in multiple countries around the world. This means it…
  • Jul 4

    Happy 4th of July

    Happy 4th of July
    We would like to wish all of our clients, readers, colleagues, and friends a very Happy Fourth of July.  Our office will be closed in observance of this holiday on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, but will re-open during normal business hours on…
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Georgia Family Law Blog

Georgia Family Law Blog

Discusses various aspects of family law in Georgia. By Lunn Law LLC.

http://attorneytiffanyrlunnblog.com/
  • Jul 8

    Heroin Addiction A Major Reason For Placement in Foster Care In Georgia

    Heroin Addiction A Major Reason For Placement in Foster Care In Georgia
    According to official records, two out of every three children are placed in foster care because of parental substance abuse. The number is only increasing.  It shows that the “war on drugs” is definitely not won or over.…
  • Jul 8

    Heroin Addiction A Major Reason For Placement in Foster Care In Georgia

    Heroin Addiction A Major Reason For Placement in Foster Care In Georgia
    According to official records, two out of every three children are placed in foster care because of parental substance abuse. The number is only increasing.  It shows that the “war on drugs” is definitely not won or over.…
  • Feb 27

    Weapons of Choice: Unfounded Allegations of Abuse To Gain Advantage

    Weapons of Choice: Unfounded Allegations of Abuse To Gain Advantage
    A problem is brewing just below the surface in family law.  This problem is immoral and stains the real stories of true victims.  It is zapping judicial resources to try to get at the heart of the truth.  These resources are…
Rank this Week: 4592

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

By Alan Robert Burton.

http://www.bocaratondivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 6

    Child Custody, Domestic Violence, and the Hague Convention

    Child Custody, Domestic Violence, and the Hague Convention
    When a court is called upon to create a parenting plan and a time-sharing schedule, the court is required to consider the factors found in Florida Statute 61.13(3). The best interests of the minor children involved in the proceeding should…
  • Jul 5

    Permanent Alimony is Still Alive and Well in Florida

    Permanent Alimony is Still Alive and Well in Florida
    Although there have been several recent attempts to abolish permanent alimony in Florida, all those recent attempts have failed.  Permanent alimony is still alive and well in the State of Florida. So what does this mean to you, either as…
  • Jul 4

    Relocation; Are You Ready to Move With Your Children?

    Relocation; Are You Ready to Move With Your Children?
    Relocating from Florida with minor children can often times present a challenging situation.  The Court must engage in a balancing test between the rights of the parent wishing to relocate against the rights of the stay behind parent.…
Rank this Week: 4724

Lutz Law blog

Lutz Law blog

Covers Washington family law.

http://www.lutzlaw.com/articles/
  • Jul 5

    People Love Us on Yelp Award

    People Love Us on Yelp Award
    Lutz Law Office, PS is a winner of Yelp’s “People Love Us on Yelp” award. Our Yelp page has multiple 5 star reviews. It is [...]
  • Jul 5

    Free Consultation with Family Law Attorney

    Free Consultation with Family Law Attorney
    Call or send us a message to schedule a FREE initial consultation with a Family Law attorney at Lutz Law Offices, PS. To get the most [...]
  • Jun 7

    Spanish Speaking Attorney

    Spanish Speaking Attorney
    Jorge Ramos utilizes his cultural background and Spanish speaking ability to represent individuals struggling with English as their second language. [...]
Rank this Week: 1622

Uncontested Divorce in Illinois

Uncontested Divorce in Illinois

By David Wolkowitz.

http://uncontesteddivorceinillinois.com/
  • Jul 4

    How mediation leads to uncontested divorce

    How mediation leads to uncontested divorce
    As an Illinois uncontested divorce lawyer and divorce mediator, I get calls about people wanting to start an uncontested divorce, and from those wanted to start mediation. Just the other day, I talked to a husband about mediation. Then the…
  • Jun 23

    Before you hire a divorce lawyer, read this!

    Before you hire a divorce lawyer, read this!
    As a divorce lawyer in Illinois, I can handle your case as an uncontested divorce, or a contested divorce in Illinois. But before you hire a divorce lawyer, there are some things you need to know about how the system works – especially…
  • Jun 12

    “Someone told me” . . . Divorce Myths Busted

    “Someone told me” . . . Divorce Myths Busted
    As a lawyer who handles doesn’t of uncontested divorces each year, I get a lot of calls. And I’ve written many articles about how quick and easy it can be to start an uncontested divorce in Illinois (like this one). But people…
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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/
  • Jul 4

    In re:  A Custody/Visitation Proceeding E.A. Petitioner v. R.A. Respondent

    In re:  A Custody/Visitation Proceeding E.A. Petitioner v. R.A. Respondent
    No. 100288 June 21, 2017 Facts: Continue reading
  • Jun 18

    In Re: A.F. Petitioner v. K.H. Respondent

    In Re: A.F. Petitioner v. K.H. Respondent
    No. P-3017 May 25, 2017 The parties, in this case, were domestic partners. After 2005, they decided to have children. K.H. would carry the children and become pregnant via a sperm donor. The parties separated in 2011. Continue reading
  • Jun 11

    In re: Donnisha S.

    In re: Donnisha S.
    April 19,2017 In October of 2017, the Administration of Child Services (ACS) filed an Article 10 proceeding on behalf of the child Donnisha, against the paternal grandmother and uncle. A petition for neglect states that Ms. PW (grandmother),…
Rank this Week: 1017

Family Law Matters Blog

Family Law Matters Blog

Covers New York family law. By Deborah Hope Wayne.

http://www.familylawmatters-blog.com/
  • Jul 3

    Prenup Negotiations: 5 Reasons the “art of the deal” is not a zero sum game when it comes to family.

    Prenup Negotiations: 5 Reasons the “art of the deal” is not a zero sum game when it comes to family.
    High-stakes negotiations are often characterized as intense back-and-forth battles where only one party wins. The winner takes all while the other party may suffer a loss of both objectives and dignity. A loss of dignity in negotiations for a…
  • May 7

    The Timing of the Prenup: Effective Discussions for a Lasting Agreement

    The Timing of the Prenup: Effective Discussions for a Lasting Agreement
    One of the most common questions I receive from clients is how to bring up a prenuptial agreement with a future spouse. There is no uniform answer to this because every couple has its own dynamics, and a prenup conversation should reflect…
  • Apr 16

    The Financial Aspect of Divorce

    The Financial Aspect of Divorce
    The divorce process involves the uncoupling of many aspects of life. Perhaps the most talked about is the financial aspect.   Creating and understanding your own financial snapshot can be an important step in making the divorce…
Rank this Week: 2534

Missouri Divorce and Family Law…

Missouri Divorce and Family Law Blog

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

http://familylaw.mwortmanlaw.com/
  • Jul 3

    New Missouri Child Support Guidelines in Effect as of July 1, 2017

    New Missouri Child Support Guidelines in Effect as of July 1, 2017
    Effective July 1, 2017, Missouri’s New Form 14 and new Child Support Guidelines took effect.  Notable changes to the previous law include: Changes to the presumed amounts in the chart, especially at the lower and higher income…
  • Jun 24

    Modification of Another State’s Custody Order Depends on The Other State Releasing Jurisdiction

    Modification of Another State’s Custody Order Depends on The Other State Releasing Jurisdiction
    Recent Case from the Court of Appeals:  States have continuing, exclusive jurisdiction over their custody judgments until released by the rendering state. The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act conditions authority of…
  • May 7

    Child support continued for child over age 18 with mental disability

    Child support continued for child over age 18 with mental disability
    Recent Case from the Missouri Court of Appeals: Mother appeals from a judgment modifying her child support obligation to continue support for a child beyond the age of eighteen. Mother argues that it was against the weight of the evidence to…
Rank this Week: 2171

Family Law Matters

Family Law Matters

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

http://www.justdivorce.co.uk/blog/
  • Jul 3

    DIVORCE RATE FALLS – AGAIN!

    DIVORCE RATE FALLS – AGAIN!
    recent office for national statistics figures confirm that the divorce rate continues to fall, but stats as ever can be misleading. Continue reading →
  • Jun 9

    BAD PETITION/GOOD PETITION?

    BAD PETITION/GOOD PETITION?
    bryan reed looks again at no fault divorce and the decision in owens and owens and wonders what chance there is of significant family law reform in a hung parliament. Continue reading →
  • May 15

    ONLINE DIVORCE COURT UPDATE

    ONLINE DIVORCE COURT UPDATE
    this blog looks at the march towards creation of a court based online divorce process, plus the procedural delinking of divorce from financial remedy proceedings. Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 2345

The Law Office of Christine M…

The Law Office of Christine M Bechtold, LLC

Covers Georgia family law.

http://bechtold-law.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    July 2, 1776 Congress officially votes for Independence

    July 2, 1776 Congress officially votes for Independence
    Contact the Law Office of Christine M Bechtold, LLC today to schedule your free initial consultation. Call, leave a confidential email, or send a private e-mail. 770-466-2700 Christine@Bechtold-Law.com
  • Jul 2

    Independence Day 2017

    Independence Day 2017
    "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”Declaration of…
  • Jul 1

    Independence Day Court Hours 2017

    Independence Day Court Hours 2017
    Most County Governments in Georgia are closed on Tuesday, July 4th in honor of our nation's Independence. Below is a list of local county hours.  "The Newton County Judicial Center will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.  The…
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