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Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Covers divorce and family law in Illinois.

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

    Cohabitation + Spousal Support? Not in Illinoi

    Cohabitation + Spousal Support? Not in Illinoi
    With nearly 50 percent of marriages ending in divorce, the concept of spousal support is commonplace in today’s society. This is equitable relief for those spouses who may not have contributed much financially, but certainly contributed…
  • Apr 9

    Obtaining an Order of Protection in Illinoi

    Obtaining an Order of Protection in Illinoi
    Domestic Violence As we become more aware of the issues and challenges surrounding domestic violence in society, both individual states and the federal government have adopted new laws and protections for victims of abusive relationships.…
  • Apr 3

    Illinois Adoption and the Criminal Background Check

    Illinois Adoption and the Criminal Background Check
    The Adoption Process The process of adopting children in the United States is a very lengthy and stringent one. Potential adoptive parents must go through a litany of paperwork, character assessments, and huge financial hurdles to be…
Rank this Week: 3192

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/
  • Apr 17

    Do We Have Enough Sensible Malays? Zaid Says Unable To Answer A Definite ‘Yes’

    Do We Have Enough Sensible Malays? Zaid Says Unable To Answer A Definite ‘Yes’
    KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Zaid Ibrahim lamented today the lack of empathy among fellow Malay-Muslims towards non-Muslims caught in inter-religious child custody tussles.The former de facto law minister pleaded with the Malay-Muslim majority to…
  • Apr 15

    IRAQ AND INTERNATIONAL CHILD ABDUCTION

    IRAQ AND INTERNATIONAL CHILD ABDUCTION
    Jeremy D. MorleyOn March 21, 2014 Iraq acceded to the Hague Abduction Convention, with no reservations, declarations or notifications.On April 14, 2014 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Iraq issued the following…
  • Apr 11

    Court hands win, loss to Hackensack law firm, Hasbrouck Height's dad seeking girl's return from Spain

    Court hands win, loss to Hackensack law firm, Hasbrouck Height's dad seeking girl's return from Spain
    By PETER J. SAMPSONhttp://www.northjersey.com/news/court-hands-win-loss-to-hackensack-law-firm-hasbrouck-heights-dad-seeking-girl-s-return-from-spain-1.857685An appeals court has reversed a $424,000 award to the daughter of a Hasbrouck…
Rank this Week: 2618

Law Blog

Law Blog

By Foreman & Caraciolo, P.C.

http://www.theharrisburglawyers.com/law-blog/
  • Apr 17

    Foreman & Caraciolo, P.C. Successfully Argues That Statute is Unconstitutional in Franklin County Pennsylvania

    Foreman & Caraciolo, P.C. Successfully Argues That Statute is Unconstitutional in Franklin County Pennsylvania
    In a decision published on April 17, 2014, Judge Carol L. Van Horn of the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas has ruled that that 42 Pa.C.S. A. §9712.1(c) related to mandatory minimum periods of incarceration for offenders…
  • Apr 15

    Commonwealth Court Scrutinizes NCAA

    Commonwealth Court Scrutinizes NCAA
    What a couple of weeks it has been for the National Collegiate Athletic Association.  Still reeling from a Labor Relations Board determination that private college football players are employees of the college and may elect to organize…
  • Apr 10

    Legal Cannabis in Pennsylvania

    Legal Cannabis in Pennsylvania
    On January 15, 2014, Senator Folmer introduced Senate bill 1182  providing for the medial use of cannabis in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  This bill provides for the lawful possession of “no more than one ounce of usable…
Rank this Week: 4389

Minnesota Divorce Blog

Minnesota Divorce Blog

Covers divorce, alimony, and child support issues. By Mankato Family Law.

http://mankatofamilylaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 17

    What Does A Divorce Lawyer Do For You?

    What Does A Divorce Lawyer Do For You?
    What does a Divorce lawyer really do for you? I had an interesting conversation a few weeks ago with a good friend  who didn’t understand why people need divorce lawyers, he thought the whole system was pretty self-explanatory, you…
  • Apr 3

    Child Support & Minnesota Business Owner

    Child Support & Minnesota Business Owner
    Going Corporate With Child Support: Child support for Minnesota business owners Child support and corporate/business income are not likely to be high on anyone’s list of their favorite things to think about.  When you combine both…
  • Mar 31

    New vs. Old Divorce Lawyer

    New vs. Old Divorce Lawyer
    Does The Age Of My Divorce Lawyer Matter? So, you ‘re calling around trying to find the right divorce lawyer. Do you go with the brand new lawyer who is dirt cheap? The Mid-Career lawyer? or the old seasoned veteran who everyone knows…
Rank this Week: 3592

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

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

    Famed Couple Fights Over Art in Divorce

    Famed Couple Fights Over Art in Divorce
    The high-profile divorce of Washington couple Heather and Tony Podesta has been highly covered by many news outlets. The wealthy husband and wife recently chose to separate, and they are now working through the division of their extensive art…
  • Apr 16

    Divorce and Taxe

    Divorce and Taxe
    After a divorce, you want to prepare for the possibility of a major financial blow from the IRS. According to Reuters, filing taxes after divorce or separate can be trickier than when you were together, and may result in costly expenses.…
  • Apr 15

    Student Loans After Divorce: Who's Responsible?

    Student Loans After Divorce: Who's Responsible?
    Marriage involves sharing everything, including debt. For many young couples, student loans are a significant debt that will follow a husband or wife into the marriage. According to the Wall Street Journal, in 2012, college students who took…
Rank this Week: 4926

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/
  • Apr 17

    One Day Divorce - Is it Really as Good as it Sounds?

    One Day Divorce - Is it Really as Good as it Sounds?
    On March 1, 2014, the San Diego Superior Court began offering a "One Day Divorce" option at the San Diego's Downtown Family Court. This pilot program provides the option for eligible parties to complete their entire divorce is just one short…
  • Apr 16

    How Your Divorce Grief Can Affect Your Children

    How Your Divorce Grief Can Affect Your Children
    A divorce may be hands down one of the most difficult things a person can go through. Just like the loss of life, a divorce is a loss of a relationship, the loss of stability, and the loss of life as one has known it to be. Consequently,…
  • Apr 15

    Protect Your Finances in Divorce

    Protect Your Finances in Divorce
    One of the top concerns for the majority of family law litigants is protecting their financial well-being during the divorce process and beyond. Typically, all divorcing parties must make changes to their lifestyle in order to stretch their…
Rank this Week: 3775

Upstate New York Family Lawyer…

Upstate New York Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.upstatenewyorkfamilylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3537

Defero Law

Defero Law

Community of UK legal bloggers.

http://www.deferolaw.com/profiles/blog/list
  • Apr 17

    Slater & Gordon Committed to Fight for Asbestos Victim

    Slater & Gordon Committed to Fight for Asbestos Victim
    The Merseyside Asbestos Victims Support Group arranged for Australian Labor Senator, Lisa Singh, to speak at its monthly meeting in Liverpool. Staff from Slater & Gordon Lawyers in Liverpool, Manchester & Halifax as well as from…
  • Apr 17

    Britains damaged coastline!

    Britains damaged coastline!
    A report was released last week by the National Trust which stated that an easier and more maintainable strategy should be devised and is “urgently needed” in order to assist the protection of coastal areas in the forthcoming…
  • Apr 17

    Could a garage really be this expensive?

    Could a garage really be this expensive?
    Imagine having a garage worth more than your house? A derelict spacious garage located in London had been listed in an auction then sold for an immense sum of £550,000 marking it the most expensive property in its sector around…
Rank this Week: 2785

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

Covers family law in South Carolina.

http://www.scfamilylaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 17

    How to Conduct Yourself During a Deposition

    How to Conduct Yourself During a Deposition
    Depositions are a routine part of some South Carolina divorces, particularly those involving more complex issues such as custody, alimony, or division of significant assets. Though many people are unfamiliar with the process, the good news is…
  • Apr 16

    When Does Going to Trial Makes Sense?

    When Does Going to Trial Makes Sense?
    As we discussed yesterday, there are reasons that anyone going through a family law case in South Carolina should at least consider trying to reach an amicable settlement. Unfortunately, in many cases, trial is the only real option,…
  • Apr 15

    When Should You Settle Your Family Law Case?

    When Should You Settle Your Family Law Case?
    If you’re going through a Family Court case, it is sometimes hard to determine the best way to handle what can sometimes be a contentious process. Is it best to fight tooth and nail, refusing to cave until you get your way and…
Rank this Week: 2265

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Covers developments in Tennessee family law.

http://herstontennesseefamilylaw.com/
  • Apr 17

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

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

    Increasing Numbers of Men Get Alimony From Their Ex-Wive

    Increasing Numbers of Men Get Alimony From Their Ex-Wive
    This article by Geoff Williams at Reuters.com might be of interest to readers of this blog. Increasing Numbers of Men Get Alimony From Their Ex-Wives If Hugh McSharry’s marriage had come to an end a generation ago, he might…
  • Apr 11

    Photo of the Week: Smoky Mountain Reflection

    Photo of the Week: Smoky Mountain Reflection
      Information provided by K.O. Herston: Knoxville, Tennessee Divorce, Matrimonial and Family Law Attorney.
Rank this Week: 4412

DivorceYes Blog

DivorceYes Blog

Covers Florida divorce issues. By Miller Law Associates.

http://www.divorceyes.com/wordpress/
  • Apr 17

    How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Florida Divorce Lawyer?

    How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Florida Divorce Lawyer?
    With about 80% of people getting divorced stuck in family court on their own, the truth is that the average person is under the impression they can’t afford to hire a divorce attorney. But is that really true? Does it … Continue…
  • Mar 30

    What Kids Will Want To Know About Your Divorce

    What Kids Will Want To Know About Your Divorce
    Children are curious by nature. If you’re getting divorced, they’re going to have questions…a lot of them. You need to be prepared to give your kids an age-appropriate response that will satisfy their curiosity. It might…
  • Mar 25

    The Important Things Most Divorce Document Preparation Websites Can’t Offer

    The Important Things Most Divorce Document Preparation Websites Can’t Offer
    If you’re getting divorced, the first decision you have to make is whether or not you’ll hire an attorney. These days, online DIY divorce services have become all the rage. Now, you can simply go to a website, give them ……
Rank this Week: 4602

Houston Divorce Lawyer Blog

Houston Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers the divorce process. By Ramos Law Firm.

http://www.ramosfamilylaw.com/houstondivorceblog/
  • Apr 16

    What is Divorce Mediation?

    What is Divorce Mediation?
    For many people, divorce is one the most stressful times in their lives. When a marriage ends, spouses experience a variety of feelings and sometimes act on those feelings in ways that hurt themselves and other people. One way that ……
  • Apr 14

    Family Law: 9 Common Misconception

    Family Law: 9 Common Misconception
    Divorce is a traumatic process for the individuals whose marriage is ending as well as their families and children. Because the process is messy, filled with emotions and incredibly stressful, there are many misconceptions surrounding…
  • Apr 12

    Divorce Mediation: Ramos Law Firm Debunks the Myth

    Divorce Mediation: Ramos Law Firm Debunks the Myth
    Divorce is an emotionally draining process. Much of this is by nature, as it’s hard for people to avoid feeling pain while ending their marriage. Some emotional pain, however, can be avoided, and mediation is a good way to do ……
Rank this Week: 1920

Ayo and Iken PLC Blog

Ayo and Iken PLC Blog

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

http://www.18884mydivorce.com/blog/
  • Apr 16

    Negative Home Equity and Property Division in a Florida Divorce

    Negative Home Equity and Property Division in a Florida Divorce
    The housing crisis led to a slew of foreclosures and many more people struggling to make mortgage payments on their home despite being severely upside down. This is a particular problem here in Florida, which is one of the states that was…
  • Mar 23

    Three Ways To Improve Prospects in a Florida Child Custody Case

    Three Ways To Improve Prospects in a Florida Child Custody Case
    By Attorney Howard Iken: While child custody cases can be difficult on both parents and their children, parents who are able to amicably develop a parenting plan with timeshare arrangements that are mutually acceptable can significantly ease…
  • Feb 18

    Action News Interviews Attorney Howard Iken

    Action News Interviews Attorney Howard Iken
    Attorney Howard Iken discusses peak in divorce filings at Valentine’s Day each year. Each year many different effects come together to form a perfect storm of divorce filings. The holidays always bring high expectations and hard…
Rank this Week: 2165

The Kielich Law Firm Blog

The Kielich Law Firm Blog

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

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

    Alcoholism and the Americans with Disabilities Act

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

    Dismissal Notice and Notice of Right to File a Civil Action

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

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

    A peek into employment background checks from the employer’s perspective
    I’ve written in the past about employee background checks and the laws that pertain to them here in Texas, particularly with regard to criminal background checks. Employment background checks are a big issue because right now it’s…
Rank this Week: 1976

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/
  • Apr 16

    When Calculating New Jersey Child Support for one child, are my other Children from Another Family Taken into Account?

    When Calculating New Jersey Child Support for one child, are my other Children from Another Family Taken into Account?
    As a New Jersey Family Lawyer for nearly twenty years, I have been asked this question countless times. Obviously, as our culture as shifted since the 1960's, folks with multiple families is quite common. So the answer in a word is, yes. …
  • Apr 9

    Is A Professional Degree Property In a New Jersey Divorce?

    Is A Professional Degree Property In a New Jersey Divorce?
    As a New Jersey Divorce Attorney, I am all too aware of the famous expression, "what's yours is mine, and what's mine is yours." Well, with some exceptions, this is not accurate in a New Jersey divorce. The most popular question by far that I…
  • Mar 31

    What is the best way for you to handle your New Jersey Divorce?

    What is the best way for you to handle your New Jersey Divorce?
    What is the best way for you to handle your New Jersey Divorce? After nearly 20 years of being a New Jersey divorce attorney, I have seen many people makes mistakes that, many times, have a major impact on their case. Accordingly, I have…
Rank this Week: 1023

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: 2470

Dallas Divorce Law Blog

Dallas Divorce Law Blog

Provides news and updates on Texas family law issues. By O'Neil Attorneys.

http://www.dallastxdivorce.com/
  • Apr 16

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

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

    April 15th Is an Important Deadline for Primary Conservator

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

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

    After the divorce, what else do I need to take care of?
    I found Christie Gammill’s article in this winter’s Texas Family Law Section newsletter interesting in reminding attorneys that the divorce only ends the litigation but doesn’t end the “to-do” list for the…
Rank this Week: 3079

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
  • Apr 16

    Free, Open-Source, and Possibly Risky

    Free, Open-Source, and Possibly Risky
    Once an exception, the use of free and open-source software (FOSS) in commercial software products has become the rule. FOSS is particularly attractive to resource-strapped companies looking to avoid high software development costs or…
  • Apr 14

    Are Parents Required to Pay for College?

    Are Parents Required to Pay for College?
    The following is a guest blog post by Maggie LaBranch, a solo practitioner located in San Jose, California. Her passion in law shines in making personal connections and building relationships in her family law and trusts and estates…
  • Apr 11

    Mini Opening for Voir Dire

    Mini Opening for Voir Dire
    As they say, never miss a chance to make a good first impression. If the judge permits it, take the opportunity to address prospective jurors before the oral questioning phase of the voir dire has begun. There are many advantages to the…
Rank this Week: 2153

Gastonia Family Law

Gastonia Family Law

Covers family law issues in North Carolina. By McIlveen Family Law Firm.

http://gastoniafamilylaw.com/
  • Apr 15

    5 Places to go for Day Trips Outside of Charlotte

    5 Places to go for Day Trips Outside of Charlotte
    1. White Water Rafting Center: This spot is sure to provide plenty of fun! There is a white water rafting area, a ziplining area and ample bike trails. Also, there is rock climbing and an awesome restaurant to go to for lunch or dinner. On…
  • Apr 9

    Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave

    Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave
    The worst case scenario happened. You came home to find out that your once loving marriage has been torn apart because your spouse had an affair. Now what? Counseling Not all affairs are a direct line to divorce. Sometimes, an affair can be a…
  • Apr 1

    For the Love of Cat

    For the Love of Cat
    “I love cats. They are the epitome of indifference.” - Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory I have a cat. She is black and fat and when she sits with all four paws underneath her, she has a striking resemblance to what I consider…
Rank this Week: 3411

RandyWallace

RandyWallace

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

http://randywallace.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 15

    I thought stuff like this only occurred in the minds of law professor

    I thought stuff like this only occurred in the minds of law professor
    From years ago in a contract or property class in law school I vaguely remember a professor describing a situation where a swimming pool was accidentally built at the wrong house.  Maybe it was supposed to be built at 101 Jones Street…
  • Apr 11

    Gone fishing

    Gone fishing
    From the 1960 Missouri Court of Appeals case of Moore v. Moore: We will agree with respondent in his definition of Stone County freedoms that a husband has a right to go fishing. And we will go further and say that this right extends to…
  • Mar 24

    Is Justice for Sale in Arkansas? —-update

    Is Justice for Sale in Arkansas? —-update
    Matt Campbell at the Blue Hog Report provides an update on Judge Mike Maggio in Arkansas.  According to Campbell, The Arkansas Supreme Court stripped Judge Maggio of his docket.  The Arkansas Business Journal has a similar story.…
Rank this Week: 2692

Iowa Law Blog

Iowa Law Blog

Covers business, employment, trust & estates family, real estate, regulatory compliance and utility law. By Sullivan & Ward, PC.

http://www.iowa-lawblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Cats, Dogs and No Contact Orders.

    Cats, Dogs and No Contact Orders.
     In the coming months, victims of domestic abuse may have one less deterrent from seeking out necessary help and protection. Under Senate File 2118, "pets or companion animals owned or held" by the parties to a domestic abuse protective…
  • Apr 11

    Conducting an Investigation

    Conducting an Investigation
    An employee just made a complaint of harassment or discrimination. You know you have a duty, as the employer, to investigate the employee’s complaint, but aren’t entirely sure how to conduct the investigation. Here are a few…
  • Mar 17

    How to Navigate Divorce in a Healthy Way

    How to Navigate Divorce in a Healthy Way
    Making the decision to end your marriage can be a very emotional experience.  Oftentimes, the emotions associated with ending your marriage result in anger and/or resentment toward your soon-to-be ex-spouse which in turn can make a…
Rank this Week: 1561

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

Covers California divorce and child custody law. By Beck Law.

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

    EX-SPOUSES WHO WILL NOT PAY CHILD SUPPORT

    EX-SPOUSES WHO WILL NOT PAY CHILD SUPPORT
    My ex-spouse will not pay child support. Child support is not supposed to be a voluntary commitment for divorced parents. Courts often order one parent to make payments to the ex-spouse who is primarily raising their children, for the express…
  • Apr 8

    CO-PARENTING AFTER DIVORCE OR SEPARATION

    CO-PARENTING AFTER DIVORCE OR SEPARATION
    The role of co-parenting after divorce. A divorce or separation can be extremely difficult on a couple’s children. All of a sudden, the kids go from living in a seemingly stable two-parent household to being caught in the middle of a…
  • Mar 21

    JUDGE ALLOWS CURSING TODDLER TO STAY WITH TEENAGE MOTHER

    JUDGE ALLOWS CURSING TODDLER TO STAY WITH TEENAGE MOTHER
    You may have seen the cursing toddler viral video of a two-year-old Omaha, Nebraska, toddler repeating curse words as a group of adults teach him and cheer him on. The video was released by the Omaha Police Department, ostensibly as a way of…
Rank this Week: 3528

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

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

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

    First SJC Clarification of the New Alimony Reform Act

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

    IP is Everywhere!

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

    Update on the Mass. Bill Re: Divorce and Dating

    Update on the Mass. Bill Re: Divorce and Dating
    Hi there, Well, here’s the explanation for all the coverage, mine included, of that loony bill out of Wrentham, MA that would require permission from a judge for a divorcing spouse to have sex with a new partner in their home. It will…
Rank this Week: 4644

Divorce and Family Law in Tarrant…

Divorce and Family Law in Tarrant County, Texas

Discusses family law and divorce issues. By Dick Price.

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

    Tuesday Tips: Death and Taxe

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

    Tuesday Tips: Don't Threaten Divorce

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

    Tuesday Tips: No Fooling!

    Tuesday Tips: No Fooling!
    If you are facing going to court for a divorce or other Family Law matter, you need to be aware that most everything is taken seriously in the court system.Here are some things to remember that are Not Joking Matters!1.  Notice of…
Rank this Week: 1696

Alabama Criminal and Family Lawyer…

Alabama Criminal and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers family and criminal law. By Skier & Associates.

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

    Basic Facts Regarding Grounds for Annulments in Alabama

    Basic Facts Regarding Grounds for Annulments in Alabama
    There are two basic ways to dissolve a marriage in Alabama: divorces and annulments. Although media coverage of divorces is widespread, particularly with regard to celebrity couples, much less coverage is granted to annulments. The effect of…
  • Apr 10

    Alabama FINALLY has an expungement law!

    Alabama FINALLY has an expungement law!
    Alabama has a new law that will allow many people who have been accused of committing a criminal offense, but had the charges dismissed, were found not guilty by a jury, or completed a program such as drug court or pretrial diversion to have…
  • Mar 21

    The Importance of Establishing Proper Jurisdiction in Family Law Case

    The Importance of Establishing Proper Jurisdiction in Family Law Case
    In domestic relations proceedings, establishing proper jurisdiction is paramount. Upon the proper establishment of the two forms of jurisdiction needed, petitioners in a family law matter will be ready to have their case heard, but the…
Rank this Week: 2674

Burdick's Blog

Burdick's Blog

Discussion of common legal issues in Alabama. By Austin Burdick.

http://alabamaattorney.weebly.com/burdicks-blog.html
  • Apr 15

    Is McLendon any Better than the Tender Years Doctrine?

    Is McLendon any Better than the Tender Years Doctrine?
    The Courts have long held that a custody determination cannot be based on something arbitrary, such as the sex of the parent. Ex parte Devine, 398 So. 2d 686 (Ala. 1981). Under McLendon custody determinations are not expressly based on sex…
  • Oct 30

    Consult the Constitution...but only if you have to.

    Consult the Constitution...but only if you have to.
    Too frequently our courts allow the administration of justice to get in the way of, and prevent justice. Our laws and our rules of procedure are designed to ensure that justice is done. However, they are frequently used and applied to another…
  • Aug 2

    Is DHR helping you?

    Is DHR helping you?
    Is DHR helping you collect child support?
Rank this Week: 2827

NJ Family Legal Blog

NJ Family Legal Blog

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

http://njfamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Apr 15

    SHOULD YOU LEAVE WITHOUT BUTTONING DOWN THE DEAL?

    SHOULD YOU LEAVE WITHOUT BUTTONING DOWN THE DEAL?
    During the current football free agent season, you hear the pundits frequently say that if you get a free agent that you want to sign in your building, don’t let him leave without a deal.  Why?  You don’t want them to…
  • Apr 15

    REDEFINING YOUR EXODUS: WHAT DIVORCING COUPLES CAN LEARN FROM ARRANGED MARRIAGES

    REDEFINING YOUR EXODUS: WHAT DIVORCING COUPLES CAN LEARN FROM ARRANGED MARRIAGES
    Passover begins this Monday night.  It is the commemoration of Jewish liberation from slavery in ancient Egypt. Some call it the season of freedom; many believe that, with the thawing of winter and transition into spring, it is a time to…
  • Apr 9

    KILL THE GOOSE THAT LAID THE GOLDEN EGG AT YOUR OWN PERIL!

    KILL THE GOOSE THAT LAID THE GOLDEN EGG AT YOUR OWN PERIL!
    We see it all of the time.  Your spouse cheated and more than that, spent a lot of money on that #%!@@@ (add your own derogatory word here.)  Your say that your spouse is a terrible parent, a drunk, an addict, beats you and the…
Rank this Week: 1860

Divorce: New York

Divorce: New York

By Neil Cahn, PLLC.

http://www.divorceny.com/
  • Apr 14

    Wife Awarded $475,000/Year Rent Received by Husband for East Hampton Residence She Was To Occupy

    Wife Awarded $475,000/Year Rent Received by Husband for East Hampton Residence She Was To Occupy
    A wife has been awarded the $475,000 annual rent received by a husband who leased out the parties’ East Hampton residence. The parties’ divorce Modification Agreement provided that the wife shall have “exclusive use and…
  • Apr 14

    Unemployment, Alone, Does Not Prove Inability To Pay Child Support

    Unemployment, Alone, Does Not Prove Inability To Pay Child Support
    Unemployment, alone, is not sufficient to avoid incarceration for the willful failure to pay child support. So held the First Department when on April 8, 2014 it affirmed the determination of Bronx County Family Court Judge Sidney…
  • Mar 30

    Joint Custody: This Month’s Five Appellate Decision

    Joint Custody: This Month’s Five Appellate Decision
    Five appellate decisions this month have dealt with the propriety of joint custody awards. On March 20, 2014, the First Department upheld New York County Supreme Court Justice Lori S. Sattler‘s decision to continue the parents’…
Rank this Week: 1247

The Law Office of Christine M…

The Law Office of Christine M Bechtold, LLC

Covers Georgia family law.

http://bechtold-law.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 14

    Do I Need a Lawyer for Divorce?

    Do I Need a Lawyer for Divorce?
    In most cases, yes, obtaining legal services to protect yourself is a wise choice. "Even if your divorce is friendly and you've reached a mutual agreement with your spouse about custody and property, obtaining help from a professional is…
  • Apr 8

    What Happens During an Initial Consultation?

    What Happens During an Initial Consultation?
    The Law Office of Christine M Bechtold is offering free initial consultations for all new clients. "Receiving a free consultation with an attorney can be extremely helpful, if you know how to make the most of the time."…
  • Mar 26

    What is a Prenuptial Agreement?

    What is a Prenuptial Agreement?
    Prenuptial agreements are generally looked upon negatively. They are believed to be for people with exceptional amounts of money or when someone believes their marriage is likely to end in divorce - this is simply not true.A prenuptial…
Rank this Week: 3521

Family Law Source

Family Law Source

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

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

    Suspicion of Fraud Will Not Defeat Divorce Settlement Agreement

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

    Child Custody Alienation Tactics Backfire

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

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

    Brutally Honest Advice to a Cheating Spouse, from Your Divorce Lawyer
    Getting caught cheating is one of the most expensive predicaments someone may face in their lifetime. Scorned spouses and their divorce lawyers can find ways to make infidelity a prominent feature of their case, even if it is mostly or…
Rank this Week: 4271

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Covers Virginia traffic and criminal law.

http://www.peterlouielaw.com/law-blog/
  • Apr 14

    Getting a Restricted Virginia Driver’s License After an Out of State DUI

    Getting a Restricted Virginia Driver’s License After an Out of State DUI
    If you possess a Virginia Driver’s License and ge […]The post Getting a Restricted Virginia Driver’s License After an Out of State DUI appeared first on Reckless Driving and Traffic Defense Attorney.
  • Apr 9

    Driving While Intoxicated Does Not Equal Reckless Driving

    Driving While Intoxicated Does Not Equal Reckless Driving
    I have two separate clients, both charged by police off […]The post Driving While Intoxicated Does Not Equal Reckless Driving appeared first on Reckless Driving and Traffic Defense Attorney.
  • Apr 7

    Reckless Driving in Virginia and CDL holder

    Reckless Driving in Virginia and CDL holder
    If you possess a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL […]The post Reckless Driving in Virginia and CDL holders appeared first on Reckless Driving and Traffic Defense Attorney.
Rank this Week: 2166

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/
  • Apr 14

    Florida Child Support – What you need to know

    Florida Child Support – What you need to know
    By Anna E. Meddin, Esq. www.meddinlaw.com Figuring out how to calculate child support in Florida can be a daunting task. This list may help make it easier for you to calculate a fair child support estimate: Average Monthly Net Income. Net…
  • Feb 11

    Where do I file for divorce?

    Where do I file for divorce?
    By Anna E. Meddin, Esq. www.meddinlaw.com In recent years, one question that has come up more often is, “Where do I file for divorce?” Generally either spouse can file for divorce if they are a resident of the state they currently…
  • Feb 6

    Can I get a civil divorce?

    Can I get a civil divorce?
    By Anna E. Meddin, Esq. www.meddinlaw.com Is there really such a thing as a civil divorce? Yes. It is possible but you and your spouse have to want what’s fair and reasonable and not approach the divorce like a battle. Your attorney…
Rank this Week: 4309

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/
Rank this Week: 2732

Fort Lauderdale Divorce Lawyer…

Fort Lauderdale Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, custody, and child support. By Sandy T. Fox, P.A.

http://www.fortlauderdaledivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 14

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

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

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

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

    Wife's Child Support Motion Unraveled by Late Filing

    Wife's Child Support Motion Unraveled by Late Filing
    A husband succeeded used a procedural basis to persaude the 4th District Court of Appeal that it should revive a reduction of his child support. The appeals court concluded that the husband was correct that the man's ex-wife's trial court…
Rank this Week: 4047

Tennessee Trial Lawyers Blog

Tennessee Trial Lawyers Blog

Covers trials and litigation and criminal, family and injury law. By Freeman & Fuson.

http://www.tennesseetriallawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    Anchor Down: Tennessee Laws On Boating Under the Influence

    Anchor Down: Tennessee Laws On Boating Under the Influence
    With Summer right around the corner there's no doubt many of you will be looking to hit the waterways. With that in mind, it may be a good time to remind everyone of the drinking and boating laws in Tennessee. Boating under the Influence is…
  • Apr 9

    BOLO: Be On the Look Out: Tennessee Highway Patrol Kicks Off Campaign to Enforce Texting While Driving Law

    BOLO: Be On the Look Out: Tennessee Highway Patrol Kicks Off Campaign to Enforce Texting While Driving Law
    On April 3rd the Tennessee Highway Patrol announced a campaign that will take aim at distracted drivers. We have all seen these drivers, and we maybe ones ourselves. This campaign includes placing troopers and local law enforcement in SUVs…
  • Apr 8

    Being Convicted Of Domestic Assault In Tennessee Will Keep You From Owning A Gun

    Being Convicted Of Domestic Assault In Tennessee Will Keep You From Owning A Gun
    Did you know that if you plead guilty even to a misdemeanor domestic assault in Tennessee you will be prohibited from not only owning a gun or other firearm but you cannot be involved in the sale of guns, firearms, and even ammunition? …
Rank this Week: 1099

Family-In-Law

Family-In-Law

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

http://family-in-law.com/
  • Apr 14

    Moving Beyond Marriage Equality: What Makes a Family

    Moving Beyond Marriage Equality: What Makes a Family
    Taken together, both the Windsor and Loving decisions stand for the proposition that, without some overriding legitimate interest, the state cannot use its domestic relations authority to legislate families out of existence. DeBoer v. Snyder,…
  • Apr 11

    Case Law Round-Up: Attorney’s Fees, Income Averaging, and Business Valuation

    Case Law Round-Up: Attorney’s Fees, Income Averaging, and Business Valuation
    Three unpublished cases in today’s Round-Up, and my theme for the week is apparently attorney’s fees. (See the above attorney on his out-sized pile of currency.) In re the Matter of Smith vs. Opstad, A13-0481 (April 7,…
  • Apr 3

    Case Law Round-Up (3/31/14): Social Security & Child Support, Guardians & Custody Modification

    Case Law Round-Up (3/31/14): Social Security & Child Support, Guardians & Custody Modification
    After a few weeks without any new cases from the appellate courts, there are two unpublished decisions this week, both of which are worth the read. In re the Matter of Dakota County et al. v. Gillespie, A13-1240 (March 31, 2014). A case that…
Rank this Week: 2312

Law Office of Martin Murphy Blog

Law Office of Martin Murphy Blog

Covers mediation, collaborative law and family law in Massachusetts.

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

    Massachusetts Divorce Bill Gets Personal

    Massachusetts Divorce Bill Gets Personal
    A Massachusetts lawmaker recently proposed a bill that dives deep into the personal lives of divorcing couples. Republican State Senator Richard Ross proposed bill S787, which mandates that divorcing couples, who have a child or children,…
  • Apr 7

    Preparing Your Finances for a Collaborative Divorce

    Preparing Your Finances for a Collaborative Divorce
    A recent report by ABC News discusses the economics of divorce. The end of a marriage can prove financially and emotionally devastating for both parties, especially when the spouses are communicating with one another in a negative and…
  • Mar 31

    Paltrow’s “Conscious Uncoupling” May Benefit Children of Divorce

    Paltrow’s “Conscious Uncoupling” May Benefit Children of Divorce
    Earlier this week, actress Gwyneth Paltrow announced that she and musician husband, Chris Martin, are separating after ten years of marriage. While the tabloids excitedly reported about the break up announcement, her words to describe the…
Rank this Week: 1862

South Florida Divorce Lawyer Blog

South Florida Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By The Aabbott Law Firm.

http://www.southfloridadivorcelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1778

Arnold & Wadsworth Blog

Arnold & Wadsworth Blog

Covers bankruptcy, family law, divorce, DUI, criminal defense and general litigation.

http://arnoldwadsworth.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    Pros and Cons of Involving a Lawyer in Your Divorce

    Pros and Cons of Involving a Lawyer in Your Divorce
    Divorce is often a stressful and unhappy experience for both the partners and other members of the family. If not handled properly, financial, legal and emotional consequences of the process can impact the rest of your life. You and your…
  • Mar 15

    Utah Supreme Court Update, Baird v. Baird, March 7, 2014

    Utah Supreme Court Update, Baird v. Baird, March 7, 2014
    INTRODUCTION ​The Utah Supreme Court decided Baird v. Baird on March 7, 2014. In this case, the Court clarified the approach to determining whether a party has suffered “emotional distress” for purposes of obtaining a…
  • Jan 30

    Alimony Case Law Update 01/30/2014, Kidd v. Kidd and Allen v. Allen

    Alimony Case Law Update 01/30/2014, Kidd v. Kidd and Allen v. Allen
    UPDATED January 30, 2014. Alimony Case Law Update 01/30/2014, Kidd v. Kidd and Allen v. Allen Kidd v. Kidd, 2014 Utah App 26 Below is a synopsis of the recent Utah Appellate Court ruling in Kidd v. Kidd.  Although, at a glance the…
Rank this Week: 4361

The History of Custody Law

The History of Custody Law

Traces the development of custody law from prehistoric times to the modern day. By the Law Office of Tom James.

http://tomjameslaw.com/blog/category/history-of-custody-law-2/
  • Apr 13

    Statutory “best interest” factor

    Statutory “best interest” factor
    The Uniform Marriage and Divorce Act With the demise of marital fault and moral character as guiding principles for custody decision-making, and with questions being raised about the validity and constitutionality of the maternal preference,…
  • Apr 9

    The Primary Caretaker Standard

    The Primary Caretaker Standard
    At the beginning of the twentieth century, the division of labor in America was very starkly defined along gender lines: men worked outside the home; women stayed at home and raised children. Only 6% of married women worked outside the home…
  • Mar 30

    The Rights of Unwed Father

    The Rights of Unwed Father
    As we have seen, the common law treated women, but not men, as having natural rights to the custody of their children. At common law, a man could acquire a legal right to custody of his child only by marrying the mother. By the beginning of…
Rank this Week: 2418

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: 2029

Just Families

Just Families

Covers children's and family law. By New York Law School’s Diane Abbey Law Center for Children and Families.

http://www.justfamilies.org/
  • Apr 12

    Weekly Round-Up: April 11th, 2014

    Weekly Round-Up: April 11th, 2014
    Education The Chancellor of the Department of Education has proposed a new regulation that will shift the guidelines for promoting 3rd through 8th grade students based on test scores to a more individual, performance based assessment.…
  • Apr 4

    Weekly Round-Up: April 4th, 2014

    Weekly Round-Up: April 4th, 2014
    Immigration New York Law School’s Safe Passage Project initiative, which assists immigrant children who are facing possible deportation with their immigration matters, was recently featured by NY Daily News. The article follows Ian, a 3…
  • Apr 4

    Abbey Center Capstone Projects: Student Contributions to Family Law Practice

    Abbey Center Capstone Projects: Student Contributions to Family Law Practice
    by: Susan Imam On April 2nd, 2014 New York Law School held its sixth annual Faculty/Student Presentation Day. Among those presenting were four Abbey Center Associates who discussed their Capstone projects. Capstones are independent…
Rank this Week: 2240

Family Law Matters Blog

Family Law Matters Blog

Covers New York family law. By Deborah Hope Wayne.

http://www.familylawmatters-blog.com/
  • Apr 11

    Re-entering the Workforce - Where do I go from here?

    Re-entering the Workforce - Where do I go from here?
    Many people reinvent themselves in one way or another during and after the divorce process. For some, a move to a different place is in order, for others even a simple revamping of their wardrobe or new look helps as a new beginning. However,…
  • Feb 14

    National Divorce Month May Be Over, But What's Next?

    National Divorce Month May Be Over, But What's Next?
    A simple Internet search of "National Divorce Month" will result in a stack of articles discussing how lawyers encounter a heavy volume of calls right after the holidays, giving January the unfortunate moniker of 'National Divorce Month.'…
  • Jan 17

    Divorce: How Did We Get Here?

    Divorce: How Did We Get Here?
    There are many different opinions on divorce and its prevalence in our modern society. However, when looking through history or even talking with people of different generations, it is clear that divorce has evolved over the years. It got me…
Rank this Week: 2373

My Arizona Divorce Lawyer

My Arizona Divorce Lawyer

Provides analysis and commentary on family law matters in Arizona. By Gregg R. Woodnick, PLLC.

http://woodnicklaw.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 11

    Do Grandparents Have Rights When it Comes to their Grandchildren?

    Do Grandparents Have Rights When it Comes to their Grandchildren?
    We have all had family fights. Disagreed with our parents or rebelled when we were teens and thought we knew everything, but what happens when that fight leaves the family in pieces? When adults have disagreements, they are often caught…
  • Mar 27

    Munchausen by Proxy?

    Munchausen by Proxy?
    It’s a tragic story. Garnett Spears, a 5-year-old boy, was given deadly amounts of sodium through his feeding bag, allegedly by his mother. After beginning treatment, hospital tests revealed unusually high amounts of sodium in the…
  • Mar 27

    Can Refusing Your Kid McDonald’s Make You Unfit to Parent?

    Can Refusing Your Kid McDonald’s Make You Unfit to Parent?
    Attorney David Schorr was accused of being an unfit parent by a psychologist in New York because he refused his 4-year-old child McDonald’s. The New York father currently has visitation time with his son every Tuesday. Mr. Schorr asked…
Rank this Week: 3618

Long Island Family Law and…

Long Island Family Law and Mediation Blog

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

http://www.longislandfamilylawandmediation.com/
  • Apr 11

    What does it take for my case to be an uncontested divorce in New York?

    What does it take for my case to be an uncontested divorce in New York?
    An uncontested divorce means that every possible issue necessary to settle the divorce is agreed upon.  There are different processes available to settle all the issues.  Kitchen table discussions between couples is always…
  • Apr 4

    What can I ask a New York Divorce Court to order while the divorce is ongoing?

    What can I ask a New York Divorce Court to order while the divorce is ongoing?
    Pendente lite motions are requests made by a party to litigated divorce cases to ask the Court to grant certain relief while the case is ongoing.  Pendente lite is latin for “while the action is pending.”  Pendente lite…
  • Mar 28

    Should I do divorce mediation or collaborative law for my divorce?

    Should I do divorce mediation or collaborative law for my divorce?
    If your spouse refuses to go to divorce mediation or collaborative law, then the question is already answered since mediation and collaborative law are both voluntary processes.  You still can get a divorce, but the process will be under…
Rank this Week: 2394