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Farzad Family Law Blawg

Farzad Family Law Blawg

Covers California divorce and family law blog, with a focus on Orange County.

http://www.farzadlaw.com/family-law-articles/
  • Aug 20

    California Family Law Vexatious Litigant Motions Stop the Harassment

    California Family Law Vexatious Litigant Motions Stop the Harassment
    California family law cases can be stressful. But when you have an ex-spouse or parent who is a vexatious litigant, that stress can go to another level. Tell me if this sounds familiar? He or she keeps filing frivolous requests with the…
  • Aug 6

    Parental Conflict After Divorce and an Interview with Dr. Max Wachtel.

    Parental Conflict After Divorce and an Interview with Dr. Max Wachtel.
    There is so much emphasis placed on the goal of “no conflict” parenting today. But is the elimination of parental conflict after separation or divorce realistic? Especially after a father and mother have gone through a bitter…
  • Jul 29

    Parental Gatekeeping and Breaking Barriers in Child Custody Dispute

    Parental Gatekeeping and Breaking Barriers in Child Custody Dispute
    Parental gatekeeping in California child custody disputes is an old and ongoing problem. Maternal gatekeeping is more dominant than the paternal kind but both can create barriers toward co-parenting, communication, quality time between a…
Rank this Week: 2492

Houston Divorce Lawyer Blog

Houston Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers the divorce process. By Ramos Law Firm.

http://www.ramosfamilylaw.com/houstondivorceblog/
  • Aug 20

    How to Adopt In Houston

    How to Adopt In Houston
    While adopting a child is certainly an exciting process for everyone involved, it can also be quite intimidating. There are plenty of hoops to jump through and complicated steps to take. Attempting to adopt without professional assistance is…
  • Jul 12

    What Type of Lawyer Do You Need?

    What Type of Lawyer Do You Need?
    “I need a lawyer.” We hear this all the time, but I’m afraid you’re going to have to be more specific. The complexities of the American legal system are almost unfathomable, and if that wasn’t bad enough, the…
  • Jul 12

    What Type of Lawyer Do You Need?

    What Type of Lawyer Do You Need?
    “I need a lawyer.” We hear this all the time, but I’m afraid you’re going to have to be more specific. The complexities of the American legal system are almost unfathomable, and if that wasn’t bad enough, the…
Rank this Week: 3275

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Daniel J. Kollias.

http://www.dupagecountydivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 20

    How Does Divorce Affect Social Security Benefits?

    How Does Divorce Affect Social Security Benefits?
    Surprising as it may be, divorced people are entitled to receive benefits based upon their ex-spouse’s earning history as well as their own. Moreover, the benefit is based on the ex-spouse’s entire earnings history, not just…
  • Jul 29

    Read Your Decree: Nuances Regarding a Parent’s Obligation to Pay for College in Illinoi

    Read Your Decree: Nuances Regarding a Parent’s Obligation to Pay for College in Illinoi
    For most legal purposes, a child is considered an adult at age 18.  He can vote.  He can serve in the military.  He can  enter into a legally-enforceable contract.  He can  get married without the consent of his…
  • Jul 22

    Does a Non-Custodial Parent on Social Security Disability Have to Pay Child Support in Illinois?

    Does a Non-Custodial Parent on Social Security Disability Have to Pay Child Support in Illinois?
    Normally, a non-custodial parent’s child support obligation is based upon a percentage of his net income, depending on how many minor children there are (for purposes of this blog, I will be sexist and assume the party paying child…
Rank this Week: 1937

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

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

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Aug 20

    Hashtag keepitoutofcourt

    Hashtag keepitoutofcourt
    I’ve noticed that the MoJ twitter account has a fondness for the hashtag #keepitoutofcourt *. So they will no doubt be doubly pleased today. Firstly, because in an innovative new form of Non Court Dispute Resolution that really does…
  • Aug 17

    Views both sought and offered

    Views both sought and offered
    The thirteenth View is with us. Just in case anyone was wondering what was the significance of last week’s shower or unheralded attachments and zip files – View the Thirteenth explains all. And there is more Transparency up for…
  • Aug 15

    Stuff

    Stuff
    Been a bit rubbish with the blogging lately. Been busy trying to work out how to staunch the loss of income caused by legal aid cuts and changing patterns of briefing as a result of the impact of legal aid cuts on sols…all whilst being…
Rank this Week: 4311

Dallas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Dallas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Texas family law issues. By Guest & Gray.

http://www.dallasdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 20

    Why is the Other Side Asking for Attorney’s Fees? Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 47 Explained

    Why is the Other Side Asking for Attorney’s Fees? Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 47 Explained
    I frequently see parties involved in litigation who are furious at the other side for the things they have asked for in their paperwork. Most often this comes up in family law cases when children are involved and one side is asking the court…
  • Aug 14

    Violations of Temporary Orders, What Are Your Options?

    Violations of Temporary Orders, What Are Your Options?
    If you have a current pending divorce or suit affecting the parent-child relationship then you most likely have temporary orders in place.  If not, in most family law cases you do want to ensure that you have temporary orders granted by…
  • Aug 13

    I was served with a Petition for Divorce, What is my deadline to respond?

    I was served with a Petition for Divorce, What is my deadline to respond?
    You have been served with a Petition for Divorce or any family law petition by either a private process server or constable and you wonder what to do at this point.  You have never been through something like this before and you do not…
Rank this Week: 2954

Maryland Family Law

Maryland Family Law

Provides general information and commentary on child custody, support, divorce and separation, and visitation. By Heather Sunderman.

http://mdfamilylaw.typepad.com/sunderman/
  • Aug 20

    Back to school routine

    Back to school routine
    The start of a new school year is a good time to re-think your routines and make adjustments. If you have a good relationship with your child's parent you may be able to work out changes to your visitation/access schedule...
  • Aug 13

    What is Custody?

    What is Custody?
    Parents often talk about wanting "custody" of their kids, but what does that really mean? Custody could be different things to different people, so it is better to instead be specific about what each parent's rights are. Legal custody…
  • Aug 6

    Choosing an attorney

    Choosing an attorney
    There are many questions you should consider asking any attorney you are considering working with. For example, will the attorney have the time to put into your case, and the necessary knowledge in the specific area of law? Is it...
Rank this Week: 2312

Fathers' Rights

Fathers' Rights

Educates fathers going through divorce and custody cases on how to preserve their rights and maintain healthy relationships with their children. By Regina I. Edwards.

http://georgiafathersrights.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 20

    Divorce is increasing, not decreasing, says new study

    Divorce is increasing, not decreasing, says new study
    Divorce is increasing, not decreasing, says new studyA new study sheds some light on the U.S. divorce rate, and what has really been going on over the past few decades. It was thought that the divorce rate was decreasing since the 1970s, but…
  • Aug 13

    Hiding assets during divorce? Prepare for a tax audit

    Hiding assets during divorce? Prepare for a tax audit
    Hiding assets during divorce? Prepare for a tax auditGoing through the divorce process can be a stressful experience. After all, couples are put in a position to split up nearly every aspect of the years they spent together. For…
  • Jun 29

    Halle Berry ordered to pay $16,000 a month in child support

    Halle Berry ordered to pay $16,000 a month in child support
    Remember in 2011 during Halle Berry ‘s interview with Extra, where she spoke about how she and former flame Gabriel Aubry had “happily” resolved their custody issues…well a few years later the narrative got much more…
Rank this Week: 3854

Pennsylvania Family Law

Pennsylvania Family Law

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

http://pafamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Aug 20

    THE EMERGING STUDENT DEBT CRISIS IS AFFECTING PARENTS, TOO.

    THE EMERGING STUDENT DEBT CRISIS IS AFFECTING PARENTS, TOO.
    A decade ago, a debt crisis was looming; erected upon the twin foundations of mortgage and consumer debt.  The downturn of 2008-2009 shifted that as lenders realized that much of the debt they had issued could not or would not be repaid.…
  • Jul 27

    WINDSOR DECISION AFFECTS RETIREMENT ACCOUNTS

    WINDSOR DECISION AFFECTS RETIREMENT ACCOUNTS
    Last May, Susan Foreman Jordan in our Pittsburgh office issued a very informative alert on the impact of the United States Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor on the IRS and Department of Labor recognition of same-sex…
  • Jul 21

    SUPERIOR COURT CLARIFIES WHEN CUSTODY FACTORS MUST BE EVALUATED

    SUPERIOR COURT CLARIFIES WHEN CUSTODY FACTORS MUST BE EVALUATED
    We are slowly observing some flesh of judicial precedent applied to the bones of the custody stature enacted by the General Assembly and made effective in January, 2011.  A recent and significant contribution to that came in a Superior…
Rank this Week: 1314

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
  • Aug 20

    How to Get Business Records into Evidence

    How to Get Business Records into Evidence
    Need to get business records into evidence? There’s a hearsay exception for that! The business records exception to the hearsay rule makes it easier for businesses to provide records during litigation without undue disruption.…
  • Aug 18

    Lessons on Social Media in the Workplace

    Lessons on Social Media in the Workplace
    The following is a guest blog post by Tyler M. Paetkau, a partner with Hartnett, Smith & Paetkau in Redwood City. Tyler represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. He’s a frequent author and speaker on labor and…
  • Aug 15

    Defendants: Reject §998 Settlement Offers at Your Peril

    Defendants: Reject §998 Settlement Offers at Your Peril
    Here’s a cautionary tale for all those defense attorneys who don’t take §998 settlement offers seriously enough. In a recent case in San Diego Superior Court, two teenage boys sued an outpatient services provider, alleging…
Rank this Week: 1730

Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer Blog

Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida family law. By A. James Mullaney.

http://familylawjax.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 20

    What to do when DNA proves you are NOT the father and you are paying child support

    What to do when DNA proves you are NOT the father and you are paying child support
    A recent headline from England caught my attention: Man can't get refund on £31,000 child support payments despite DNA proving he's NOT fatherIn the story, a man is seeking a refund from the government of the child support he paid for a…
  • Aug 4

    More to being in Contempt than not Paying

    More to being in Contempt than not Paying
    There is more to being in civil contempt than simply not paying your support obligations (child support or alimony).First, the Court must find that there is a valid order for support that has been unpaid. This is usually the easy part of the…
  • Aug 1

    Alimony calculation

    Alimony calculation
    In Florida, there is no formula for the calculation of alimony like there is for child support. While different judges can come up with different alimony awards, there are some boundaries. For instance, when awarding alimony to a Wife, the…
Rank this Week: 2921

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/
  • Aug 20

    How are Juvenile Delinquency proceedings treated in New York?

    How are Juvenile Delinquency proceedings treated in New York?
    Juvenile delinquency cases are handled in the New York Family Courts.  If a child is determined to be a juvenile delinquent, the court is there to issue an order that not only is designed protect the community, but is also there to…
  • Aug 15

    New York Divorce Trials and Evidence Rule

    New York Divorce Trials and Evidence Rule
    Trials and hearings, in New York divorces, can be on the topics of grounds, custody, support and equitable distribution.  While the majority of cases settle prior to trial, many trials are still necessary on some or all of the…
  • Aug 9

    Paternity and equitable estoppel, when does DNA not matter?

    Paternity and equitable estoppel, when does DNA not matter?
    The New York Family Court Act dictates that paternity proceedings can be initiated any time from the pregnancy of a mother until the child is 21 years of age.  If a party makes a motion for DNA testing, the law provides that the court…
Rank this Week: 2038

Family Lore

Family Lore

Covers child support, divorce, property and chiildren. By John Boich.

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Aug 20

    Self-congratulatory

    Self-congratulatory
    MoJ and DfE publish 'A brighter future for Family Justice: a round up of what’s happened since the Family Justice Review', 20th August 2014
  • Aug 17

    So much for a day of rest...

    So much for a day of rest...
    13th View from the President's Chambers: The process of reform: an update - Family Law, Sunday 17th August 2014
  • Aug 15

    More Thoughts, from Abroad

    More Thoughts, from Abroad
    OK, from Yorkshire, actually. Head over to Marilyn Stowe's Family Law & Divorce Blog for more of my rantings on family law, which this week include:Sometimes it's best just to move on - There are times when a line should be drawn under…
Rank this Week: 2281

Our Family Wizard Blog

Our Family Wizard Blog

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

http://www.ourfamilywizard.com/ofw/index.cfm/blog/
  • Aug 19

    Managing shared expenses and payments electronically

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

    Defining Divorce Type

    Defining Divorce Type
    When a couple makes the decision to divorce, it may not always be clear where to begin with the whole process.  Across the United States, there are several approaches that a couple could take when divorcing, and choosing the right method…
  • Jul 2

    Keeping your kids healthy through the divorce proce

    Keeping your kids healthy through the divorce proce
    As a couple, making the decision to divorce or separate is a serious undertaking, especially if children are in the picture.  Kids across the globe go through the painful process of divorce and separation along with their parents,…
Rank this Week: 4446

Llabona Law Blog

Llabona Law Blog

Covers Florida family law issues.

http://www.llabona.com/blog/
  • Aug 19

    Racism Concerns Stunt Domestic Adoption

    Racism Concerns Stunt Domestic Adoption
    Florida’s international adoption rates are on the upswing. While it’s welcome news for adoptive parents in Canada, the uptick is more worrisome in America. According to adoption officials, Floridian mothers – citing very…
  • Aug 9

    Florida Woman Fighting Same Sex Ban for Preventing Her Divorce

    Florida Woman Fighting Same Sex Ban for Preventing Her Divorce
    Marriage rights for homosexuals have been a hot topic for a number of years now. Florida, which fairly easily passed a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage back in 2008, has been dragged back into the fight by one Florida woman, but…
  • Aug 3

    Paying Child Support for a Grandchild?

    Paying Child Support for a Grandchild?
    A Florida grandmother recently found herself on the hook for thousands of dollars in child support, for a child that is not hers. Avon Park resident Vickie Holsey started having issues in July 2013, when a court order required her to pay…
Rank this Week: 3423

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/
  • Aug 19

    Should I Get a Divorce?

    Should I Get a Divorce?
    Everyone experiences difficulties at various points in life. These concerns can be numerous and minor, few and severe, or any combination between. Families endure financial hardship, healthcare problems, emotional and psychological…
  • Aug 5

    Special Divorce Considerations for Physician

    Special Divorce Considerations for Physician
    After representing numerous doctors (and the spouses of doctors) in Arizona, we realized that physician divorces are different.  It is not that the law treats doctors uniquely.  It is that there are a host of considerations that are…
  • Aug 4

    Children Saved from a Hot Car

    Children Saved from a Hot Car
    It’s scary to think that anyone would leave their children locked in a car during the summer months. Recently, a Texas mother did just that. She went to get her hair cut at a salon and left her children in … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 3720

Colorado Family Law Blog

Colorado Family Law Blog

Covers family law. By The Drexler Law Group, LLC.

http://www.coloradofamilylawblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    How Long Must I Wait?

    How Long Must I Wait?
    How Long Do I Have to Wait to Get a Divorce in Colorado? In Colorado, at least one spouse or partner in a civil union must be domiciled in Colorado for a minimum of 91 days prior to filing for a divorce.  In addition, the soonest a…
  • Jun 25

    Marijuana Lights Up Colorado Custody Battle

    Marijuana Lights Up Colorado Custody Battle
    With the passage of Colorado Amendment 64, adults over the age of 21 can legally possess up to an ounce of cannabis while traveling, can grow up to six cannabis plants (with a further restriction on maturity of the plants), and can legally…
  • Jun 25

    Marijuana Lights Up Colorado Custody Battle

    Marijuana Lights Up Colorado Custody Battle
    With the passage of Colorado Amendment 64, adults over the age of 21 can legally possess up to an ounce of cannabis while traveling, can grow up to six cannabis plants (with a further restriction on maturity of the plants), and can legally…
Rank this Week: 1923

Charlotte Divorce Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.charlottedivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    Most marriages are happy and divorce rate is closer to 20 percent, says author

    Most marriages are happy and divorce rate is closer to 20 percent, says author
    Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question ” I’m not getting along with my husband. We’ve been married two weeks and it was a mistake. Can’t I just get…
  • Aug 14

    Reporter, advocates say allowing same-sex marriage would cause wedding-business boom

    Reporter, advocates say allowing same-sex marriage would cause wedding-business boom
    Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “Can any attorney help me with my family law needs in North Carolina?”   A 40-year veteran of the Asheville Citizen-Times…
  • Aug 12

    19-year-old says she is remarrying her 54-year-old ex-husband

    19-year-old says she is remarrying her 54-year-old ex-husband
    Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “What does uncontested divorce mean?”   Consenting to your wife’s divorce so that she can go “experience…
Rank this Week: 4094

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, paternity and legal separation issues. By Roy M. Doppelt and Associates.

http://www.sandiegodivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    Modification of Spousal Support Requires "Material Change in Circumstances"

    Modification of Spousal Support Requires "Material Change in Circumstances"
    California law sets forth a list of factors for courts to consider when issuing an order of spousal support as part of a divorce judgment. These guidelines govern marital dissolution proceedings in San Diego courts and throughout the state. …
  • Aug 12

    California Court May Award Attorney Fees in Divorce Case

    California Court May Award Attorney Fees in Divorce Case
    The California Family Code strives to create an even playing field for spouses who are going through divorce proceedings. One significant matter concerns the ability of each spouse to be represented by an attorney. In many cases, one party…
  • Aug 5

    Court Enforces Stipulated Judgment Reached During Divorce Mediation

    Court Enforces Stipulated Judgment Reached During Divorce Mediation
    Couples who decide to divorce may approach the proceedings in a variety of different ways, depending on the nature of their current relationship and the number of issues to sort through. Mediation is one method that some couples pursue, in an…
Rank this Week: 3352

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/
Rank this Week: 4155

King Law Offices Blog

King Law Offices Blog

Discusses traffic matters, family law, criminal law, wills and estate planning and personal injury law as it relates to North Carolina and South Carolina.

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

    How Facebook and Social Media Can Affect your Child Custody Case

    How Facebook and Social Media Can Affect your Child Custody Case
    The majority of people today are, in some way, linked in to social media. This allows families to keep in contact with each other like never before. However, in some child custody situations social media can pose a huge problem. Most child…
  • Aug 13

    NC Driving Privilege

    NC Driving Privilege
    A driving privilege is not always available if you have had your license revoked in North Carolina. The eligibility of obtaining a driving privilege depends on whether there is a charge or a conviction, and what type of charge or conviction…
  • Aug 7

    Types of Easements in North Carolina

    Types of Easements in North Carolina
    An affirmative easement is one that grants someone a right to use another’s land for some specific purpose. For example, if I grant my neighbor the right to use the path on my land to get to the pond on the other side, that is an…
Rank this Week: 1735

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

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

http://www.lawfirmrbs.com/blog/
  • Aug 19

    Help, Our HOA (or Condo) Needs Money!

    Help, Our HOA (or Condo) Needs Money!
    Community associations can become cash-strapped for a variety of reasons—unexpected large repairs, increased utility expenses, weather related emergencies, or simply years of poor planning.  Often the current board members are not…
  • Jul 8

    Legislative Update: Transfer of Special Declarant Rights Bill Adopted

    Legislative Update: Transfer of Special Declarant Rights Bill Adopted
    The N.C. General Assembly is about to wrap up its two-year legislative session, so bills are flying around.  In my legislative update of 2013 activity (www.lawfirmrbs.com/blog/nc-community-association-2013-legislative-roundup/), I noted…
  • Jul 1

    Declaration Amendments, Reasonableness & Original Intent: Wallach v. Linville Owners Association

    Declaration Amendments, Reasonableness & Original Intent: Wallach v. Linville Owners Association
    A case issued by the North Carolina Court of Appeals today suggests there are instances when an amendment to a Declaration (also known as Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions) has to pass an “original intent” test.   …
Rank this Week: 2105

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, family law, and landlord-tenant law. By the Law Offices of James V. Sansone.

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

    Family Law News: Worst States to Get a Divorce & International Adoptions Suffer Delay

    Family Law News: Worst States to Get a Divorce & International Adoptions Suffer Delay
    Remember the days when everyone seemed to be moving to California? Those days are over. Back in 2012, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that 100,000 people had left the Golden State due to the high cost of living. Where did they flee? Texas…
  • Aug 12

    Proposed Bill Would Protect Soldiers in Child Custody Case

    Proposed Bill Would Protect Soldiers in Child Custody Case
    What happens when a divorced parent serving in the military is deployed to a war zone? Typically, parents work out a temporary change to their custody agreement with the intent to return to the original agreement when the soldier…
  • Aug 5

    Kerri Kasem Fights to Protect the Right of Children to See Ailing Parent

    Kerri Kasem Fights to Protect the Right of Children to See Ailing Parent
    Legendary Casey Kasem, who died in June of this year, held many positions in the entertainment industry but perhaps was best-known for his American Top 40 radio countdown program, which he started in 1970. He was also famous for his…
Rank this Week: 4614

My Arizona Criminal, Child Abuse…

My Arizona Criminal, Child Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Focuses on the intersection of family and criminal law. By Gregg R. Woodnick, PLLC.

http://woodnicklawchildcustody.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 19

    Calling the Police and What To Do When They Arrive

    Calling the Police and What To Do When They Arrive
    Michael Brown. Eric Garner. Debra Harrell. These are the three names that Yale Law fellow Emily Bazelon gives as examples for her police-averse policy in her Slate article, “Why I Don’t Call the Police.” In the article,…
  • Aug 13

    Sex Offender Registry Injustice

    Sex Offender Registry Injustice
    What was once a well-intentioned law that was meant to make the community a safer place has spiraled into a witch hunt looking to burn alive anyone who wears a pointed hat. While no one would argue that sex offenders … Continue reading…
  • Aug 4

    Children Saved from Hot Car

    Children Saved from Hot Car
    It’s scary to think that anyone would leave their children locked in a car during the summer months. Recently, a Texas mother did just that. She went to get her hair cut at a salon and left her children in … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 3721

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/
  • Aug 19

    When Is My Support Payment Due?

    When Is My Support Payment Due?
    One of the first hurdles to overcome in the beginning of any contentious divorce case is to determine how much support is owed from one spouse to another, if any. Many times, a dispute over the proper support amount lands the parties in…
  • Aug 18

    Questions to Ask Yourself Before Filing for Divorce

    Questions to Ask Yourself Before Filing for Divorce
    Thinking about or talking about the possibility of divorce is very different than actually taking affirmative steps to file for divorce in Family Court. Moving forward with this step can take a significant amount of mental and emotional…
  • Aug 13

    Confessions to Make to your Divorce Lawyer Immediately

    Confessions to Make to your Divorce Lawyer Immediately
    Family law is the most personal and emotional area of law for the litigants. Family law issues penetrate your finances, your time with your children, and even your home. It is sometimes difficult for divorcing spouses to be completely open…
Rank this Week: 3064

Dallas Divorce Law Blog

Dallas Divorce Law Blog

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

http://www.dallastxdivorce.com/
  • Aug 19

    Can a psychological evaluation in a custody case determine who is lying?

    Can a psychological evaluation in a custody case determine who is lying?
    Oftentimes, people going through a custody dispute want to have psychological evaluations to show the judge "who is lying" to the court about some issue or another.  Conversely, some people going through psychological evaluations in a…
  • Aug 12

    Undisclosed assets after divorce

    Undisclosed assets after divorce
    What happens if, after the divorce is final, a party discovers that the other party failed to disclose certain assets in the divorce proceedings? The recent case of In re Ford out of the Texarkana Court of Appeals is instructive in this…
  • Aug 7

    Reimbursement for using inheritance on community obligation

    Reimbursement for using inheritance on community obligation
    What happens when a spouse contributes or loans separate property to the community estate during marriage, then seeks reimbursement of those contributions/loans at divorce? The recent case of Hinton v. Burns out of the Dallas Court of…
Rank this Week: 4483

Alabama Divorce & Family Law…

Alabama Divorce & Family Law Attorney Blog

Covers Alabama divorce and family law issues. By Steven D. Eversole.

http://www.birminghamdivorceblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    Who is Responsible for Student Loans After Divorce?

    Who is Responsible for Student Loans After Divorce?
    Student loan debt is becoming an increasing financial burden for young Americans. When you sign the original loan document, it may seem perfectly feasible to pay off that debt over years, even decades. But what happens to loan debt in the…
  • Aug 16

    Five Tips for Successful Co-Parenting

    Five Tips for Successful Co-Parenting
    After a divorce has been finalized and a custody order is in place, parents will have to learn the art of “co-parenting.” It could take months or even years, depending on how well you, your spouse, and your children adjust.…
  • Aug 12

    Prenuptial Agreements and Estate Planning

    Prenuptial Agreements and Estate Planning
    A romantic proposal, engagement, wedding planning, and the enticement of a long and happy future may not ring effortlessly with a discussion about divorce, death, or estate planning. Still, many couples realize that planning for their…
Rank this Week: 1540

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newjerseydivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    Which State Will Have Jurisdiction Over My New Jersey Child Support Order If I Move?

    Which State Will Have Jurisdiction Over My New Jersey Child Support Order If I Move?
    Given that football pre-season has begun, I thought it would be great to share with you a New Jersey family law case that involves none other than former New York Giants star Ahmad Bradshaw. The case was centered on jurisdiction, an issue…
  • Aug 18

    In a New Jersey Divorce, When Is My Spouse Responsible for My Attorney Fees?

    In a New Jersey Divorce, When Is My Spouse Responsible for My Attorney Fees?
    Often during a marriage one spouse is more heavily involved in the finances than the other. As a New Jersey divorce attorney, this leads to many clients coming to my office in the dark about their finances or not having access to funds in…
  • Aug 14

    What Expenses Are Included In New Jersey Child Support Guidelines?

    What Expenses Are Included In New Jersey Child Support Guidelines?
    As a New Jersey divorce attorney for over twenty years, I know first hand that one of the most popular questions I am asked on a daily basis by my clients is "what exactly is included in the New Jersey child support guidelines?" This seems to…
Rank this Week: 3508

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

Covers family law and criminal law in Canada. By Georgialee Lang.

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Aug 18

    Silicon Valley Tycoon Convinces Court His Wife’s Scam is Designed to Avoid Pre-Nup

    Silicon Valley Tycoon Convinces Court His Wife’s Scam is Designed to Avoid Pre-Nup
    Clyde Berg and his brother Carl Berg are two very wealthy men. They developed and built huge campuses for a number of successful Silicon Valley businesses, and sold their firm for $1.3 billion. But the old adage that money does not buy…
  • Aug 15

    Enraged Husband Attacks Wife in Court After Child Support Order Pronounced

    Enraged Husband Attacks Wife in Court After Child Support Order Pronounced
    Catherine Gonzalez, age 23, was forced to go to court to get an order that her husband pay child support, an application that is brought routinely in family law courts across North America, when a parent refuses to pay support voluntarily.…
  • Aug 13

    Why Family Law Lawyers Will Always Bill By the Hour

    Why Family Law Lawyers Will Always Bill By the Hour
    I read a piece in the Huffington Post this week written by Jim Halfens of Divorce Hotel, who argued that it was about time that divorce lawyers charged a fixed fee for the legal work they perform, instead of sticking to the “old…
Rank this Week: 4920

Family Law Matters Blog

Family Law Matters Blog

Covers New York family law. By Deborah Hope Wayne.

http://www.familylawmatters-blog.com/
  • Aug 18

    Second Parent Adoption

    Second Parent Adoption
    Many people are aware of step-parent adoptions in which a person may legally adopt his or her spouse's children in order to become a legal parent. However, there is also an option for same-sex couples as well as non-married couples: second…
  • Aug 5

    As Less Couples Say "I Do," More Couples Opt for No-Nup

    As Less Couples Say "I Do," More Couples Opt for No-Nup
    I've blogged before about different elements of pre-nups and how to approach making one with your significant other. However, the focus of pre-nups is usually about opening up communication channels and building a foundation for a healthy…
  • Jul 29

    Be Careful What You Post Because You Might Just Get a Fine!

    Be Careful What You Post Because You Might Just Get a Fine!
    Most of us have listened to friends complain about an unflattering picture that their significant other posted of them on a social media site. In this digital age, people not only take more and more pictures of everyday events, but people are…
Rank this Week: 1590

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/
  • Aug 18

    Weekly Round-Up: August 18th, 2014

    Weekly Round-Up: August 18th, 2014
    The Rise of Financial Elder Abuse: A recent study by Weill Cornell Medical College and published on July 30, 2014 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine found that “1 in 20 adults will be affected by financial abuse after they turn…
  • Aug 10

    Weekly Round-Up: August 11th, 2014

    Weekly Round-Up: August 11th, 2014
      Vision Zero and Safer Streets: Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero Plan is aimed at eliminating the number of traffic deaths in New York City. According to the Vision Zero website, “being struck by a vehicle is the leading cause…
  • Aug 4

    Weekly Round-Up: August 4th, 2014

    Weekly Round-Up: August 4th, 2014
    Housing for Homeless Families: The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) held a meeting on Friday, July 25 to discuss moving about 750 homeless families to the head of the list for housing placement. This will cause the families to move…
Rank this Week: 1987

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/
  • Aug 18

    Shae v. Shae - Modification of Child Support Order

    Shae v. Shae - Modification of Child Support Order
    While child support guidelines in Indiana were modified nearly five years ago in order to promote fairness in family law proceedings, many parents still find themselves battling a system that is either forcing them to pay more than they can…
  • Aug 8

    In re: J.A.L. - Securing Elderly Guardianship in Indiana

    In re: J.A.L. - Securing Elderly Guardianship in Indiana
    Typically when our Highland family law attorneys talk about guardianship of an individual, we are speaking of children. However, as the population ages, with increasing frequency we are seeing individuals seeking guardianship of elderly…
  • Jul 22

    Frackman v. Enzor - Evidence of Substance Abuse, Mental Illness, a Material Change in Circumstance for Child Custody Case

    Frackman v. Enzor - Evidence of Substance Abuse, Mental Illness, a Material Change in Circumstance for Child Custody Case
    Modification of child custody orders in Indiana, as well as in many other states, typically requires evidence of some material change in circumstances. That is, something is substantially different to such an extent that reconsideration of…
Rank this Week: 4914

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: 1605

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: 1594

Domestic Diversions

Domestic Diversions

Covers relationships, families and family law.

http://domesticdiversions.com
Rank this Week: 2227

Divorce: New York

Divorce: New York

By Neil Cahn, PLLC.

http://www.divorceny.com/
Rank this Week: 3605

HeyAnnette

HeyAnnette

Covers Arizona family law. By Annette T. Burns.

http://heyannette.com/blog/
  • Aug 17

    Books for Parent

    Books for Parent
    Here are the books about co-parenting I recommend most recently for people who want general information about co-parenting following divorce or separation of the parents: Parenting After Divorce: A Guide to Resolving Conflicts and Meeting…
  • Jul 16

    PC Training in Domestic Violence and Child Abuse

    PC Training in Domestic Violence and Child Abuse
    Arizona Revised Statutes 25-406C requires that any person who submits reports to a court must have completed minimum requirements in domestic violence and child abuse. 25-406C. The court shall require a court appointed attorney for a child, a…
  • May 21

    Courts and Technology: Constant Changes and Update

    Courts and Technology: Constant Changes and Update
    In a seminar I attended recently on technology issues and family law, a speaker correctly noted that the courts are always going to be 10-15 years behind the times as to how to handle  technology in the courtroom.    Back…
Rank this Week: 3401

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/
  • Aug 17

    Primary Attachment Figure

    Primary Attachment Figure
    Because children may suffer emotional or psychological damage if they either are not allowed to form an attachment to a caregiver, or are separated from a person to whom they have formed an attachment, it could make sense to apply a custodial…
  • Aug 10

    The approximation rule, revisited

    The approximation rule, revisited
    Because the primary caretaker presumption granted sole custody to a parent on the basis of which parent has spent the majority of time caring for the child, it has been criticized for discounting the importance of the 49% caregiver, and…
  • Aug 3

    The primary caretaker presumption: a critical analysi

    The primary caretaker presumption: a critical analysi
    A merit-based alternative to sex discrimination Rather than using a sex-based preference to decide custody, it is sometimes suggested that courts should apply a works-based preference; that is to say, that courts should apply a preference for…
Rank this Week: 2048

Missouri Divorce and Family Law…

Missouri Divorce and Family Law Blog

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

http://familylaw.mwortmanlaw.com/
  • Aug 17

    Court must account for all property in Missouri divorce

    Court must account for all property in Missouri divorce
    Recent case:  Party to Missouri divorce cannot appeal until all claims addressed Wife appeals the circuit court’s judgment dissolving her marriage to Husband. Wife contends that the court erred in failing the distribute a marital…
  • Jun 27

    Missouri Attorney General issues statement on same-sex marriage

    Missouri Attorney General issues statement on same-sex marriage
    Jefferson City, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster today issued the following statement related to the St. Louis Recorder of Deeds issuing marriage licenses to several same-sex couples: “While I personally support the goal of…
  • Jun 17

    Attorney Fees Awarded on Defective Relocation Notice

    Attorney Fees Awarded on Defective Relocation Notice
    Recent Case:  Father was awarded sole custody and Mother ordered to pay attorney fees due to defective relocation notice. Missouri’s relocation statute requires a parent who intends to relocate the child for a period of more than…
Rank this Week: 2440

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Covers Virginia traffic and criminal law.

http://www.peterlouielaw.com/law-blog/
Rank this Week: 1822

Family Law Guy

Family Law Guy

Features California family law news, views, and ruminations. By Richard Gould-Saltman.

http://familylawguy.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 15

    Child Custody And Religion Again

    Child Custody And Religion Again
    We've got another child custody and religion case from New York, about, at least ostensibly,  what should happen when one parent, but not the other, decides to "change horses mid-stream" in terms of the child's religious…
  • Aug 12

    Grandparent Custodial Right

    Grandparent Custodial Right
        Interesting read regarding grandparent rights.  The Court of Appeals upheld a Dependency Court order granting a grandmother visitation rights.  It’s a case right here in Los Angeles County involving…
  • Jul 30

    Does Marriage "No Longer Work" For Most Americans?

    Does Marriage "No Longer Work" For Most Americans?
    Professors June Carbone and Naomi Cahn assert, in their Marriage Markets, that marriage is no longer a functional institution for many Americans, and that American children are bearing the brunt of that breakdown.    Thoughts, anyone?
Rank this Week: 1062

Main Line Pennsylvania Family Law…

Main Line Pennsylvania Family Law Blog

By Bookspan Family Law Associates, LLC.

http://www.mainlinepafamilylawblog.com/
  • Aug 15

    Prepare for Divorce

    Prepare for Divorce
    Like anything else in life, things usually go better when we prepare for them. Not everyone can prepare for a divorce, sometimes it just comes at us when we least expect it. But if a divorce is something you are contemplating, taking the…
  • Mar 3

    Shared Custody Presents Special Issue

    Shared Custody Presents Special Issue
    Pennsylvania Court Rules that Schools Must Provide Transportation to Homes of Both Parents When separated or divorced parents enter into a child custody arrangement, numerous issues may be addressed. The terms of a particular…
  • Jan 23

    Pennsylvania's Child Custody Guideline

    Pennsylvania's Child Custody Guideline
    The Odds are Evened Between Parents The standard for determining child custody is what is in the best interests of the child. However, before Pennsylvania enacted a major change to its' custody statute, which can be found at 23 PA…
Rank this Week: 3432

Family Law Matters

Family Law Matters

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

http://www.justdivorce.co.uk/blog/
  • Aug 15

    to MIAM or not to MIAM?

    to MIAM or not to MIAM?
    government ministers are constantly looking at ways of keeping people out of the courts, especially divorcing couples, with the motivation as ever that this will save money for the taxpayer and/or increase their popularity. it must be…
  • Jul 29

    It’s women who want divorce, our study reveal

    It’s women who want divorce, our study reveal
    Our Research into Search Behaviour Justdivorce.co.uk has conducted some new research which reveals that women are much more interested in divorce compared with men. We analysed a year’s worth of website data (collected from…
  • Jun 10

    IRRECONCILABLE DIFFERENCES AND GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE

    IRRECONCILABLE DIFFERENCES AND GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE
    many people mistakenly think that irreconcilable differences are a ground for divorce in england and wales, but it isn't so. Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 2085

Tennessee Collaborative Divorce…

Tennessee Collaborative Divorce Blog

Covers family law. By Papa & Roberts, PLLC.

http://www.tennesseecollaborativedivorceblog.com/
  • Aug 15

    The Role of Attorneys in Collaborative Divorce

    The Role of Attorneys in Collaborative Divorce
    One of many myths about lawyers is that in all professional circumstances they are called to be “zealous advocates” for their clients, which is typically interpreted to mean that the lawyer is to fight for what the client…
  • Jun 7

    Helping collaborative divorce clients effectively negotiate beyond just the facts and figures of the case

    Helping collaborative divorce clients effectively negotiate beyond just the facts and figures of the case
    Any dispute resolution process for families in conflict that adopts a problem-solving approach (such as divorce mediation and collaborative divorce), as opposed to an adversarial, competitive approach like litigation, understands that people…
  • Feb 17

    Attorney withdrawal provision in Collaborative Divorce Agreement

    Attorney withdrawal provision in Collaborative Divorce Agreement
    There are a number of things that set Collaborative Divorce apart from other ways of resolving family disputes, but perhaps most unique (and central) to Collaborative Divorce, is the provision in all Collaborative Divorce Participation…
Rank this Week: 2110

Family-In-Law

Family-In-Law

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

http://family-in-law.com/
  • Aug 15

    Breathing Life Into Old Spousal Maintenance Awards (Case Law Round-Up 8/11/14)

    Breathing Life Into Old Spousal Maintenance Awards (Case Law Round-Up 8/11/14)
    “[T]he existence of arrears should not be utilized as a defibrillator to breathe life into a non-existent award…” So the Round-Up has been on hold ... The post Breathing Life Into Old Spousal Maintenance Awards (Case Law…
  • Aug 4

    Shared Parenting and Very Young Children: A New Consensus?

    Shared Parenting and Very Young Children: A New Consensus?
    I’ve written before about the heated debate surrounding overnight parenting time for very young children, and the question of how much is too much.  The topics ... The post Shared Parenting and Very Young Children: A New…
  • Jul 28

    The Lawyer Awards Arms Race, or Why It’s Time for Family Law Specialists Certification

    The Lawyer Awards Arms Race, or Why It’s Time for Family Law Specialists Certification
    It’s that time of year again. This month, Thompson Reuter’s 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers list went public. But as we celebrate professional achievement (our own ... The post The Lawyer Awards Arms Race, or Why It’s Time for…
Rank this Week: 2065

Michigan Divorce Lawyers Blog

Michigan Divorce Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigandivorcelawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 15

    Same-Sex Couples Facing Issues with Divorce and Child Custody.

    Same-Sex Couples Facing Issues with Divorce and Child Custody.
    An article was recently published by USA Today, describing the legal issues that same-sex couples face when trying to divorce. Since not all states recognize same-sex marriages, divorce proves near impossible. Even if the couples try to…
  • Aug 7

    How Does Michigan Compare to Other States when Filing for Divorce?

    How Does Michigan Compare to Other States when Filing for Divorce?
    According to an August 6, 2014 ABC News article, some states are worse than others in terms of filing for divorce. The top 7 worst states for divorce are as follows: Nebraska: In Nebraska, the State requires a filing fee of $157.00 and 420…
  • Sep 17

    Domestic Violence and Divorce

    Domestic Violence and Divorce
    Some times, when a relationship is starting to crumble, emotions can run high. Certainly, there is never an excuse to justify committing an act of domestic violence on a spouse or a boyfriend/girlfriend. However, sometimes, situations arise…
Rank this Week: 3722