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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
  • Oct 21

    Creative Custody and Possession Schedules in a Texas Divorce

    Creative Custody and Possession Schedules in a Texas Divorce
    A few months ago I wrote a post about problems with 50/50 custody arrangements. Generally, the problems I discussed are relevant to any kind of custom or creative custody arrangement that deviates from the standard possession order or…
  • Oct 16

    When uncontested divorce goes wrong. Really wrong.

    When uncontested divorce goes wrong. Really wrong.
    I have written numerous times in the past about uncontested divorce in Texas and the uncontested divorce services I offer clients in my Bedford law office. I have always made clear my opinion that it is possible for people to obtain an…
  • Oct 14

    Can you be fired for playing fantasy football at work?

    Can you be fired for playing fantasy football at work?
    You may remember a few years ago there was a big kerfuffle about a Fidelity Investments employee in the North Texas who was fired for allegedly discussing fantasy football at work under an anti-gambling policy. Arguments were had whether…
Rank this Week: 1802

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/
  • Oct 21

    U.S. Supreme Court Hands Another Win to Gay Marriage Activist

    U.S. Supreme Court Hands Another Win to Gay Marriage Activist
    The same-sex marriage battle tipped in the favor of gay and lesbian couples last week. On October 7, 2014, the Supreme Court refused to hear same-sex marriage decisions appealed from the lower courts. Those courts had ruled in favor of gay…
  • Oct 14

    Domestic Violence Dominates Sports Headline

    Domestic Violence Dominates Sports Headline
    As of this writing, the San Francisco Giants, a wild card pick, just trounced the Washington Nationals in the Division Series. The Giants, who tend to perform well in post-season games, are off to play the San Louis Cardinals. Sports, it…
  • Oct 7

    The Struggle for Same-Sex Divorce

    The Struggle for Same-Sex Divorce
    It's natural that the rise in gay marriage cases would create ripples throughout other areas of family law. The new frontier appears to be over the issue of same-sex divorce. Just as in heterosexual marriages and subsequent divorces, the…
Rank this Week: 4602

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/
  • Oct 21

    In re Paternity of D.M.Y.: On Calculating a Child Support Arrearage

    In re Paternity of D.M.Y.: On Calculating a Child Support Arrearage
    One of the most adversarial family law cases involves a situation where one parent is not making their court-ordered child support payments on time or at all.  In re Paternity of D.M.Y., an appeal from the Supreme Court of Indiana, dealt…
  • Oct 18

    McAdam v. McAdam: On Divorce Settlement Agreements and Contempt of Court

    McAdam v. McAdam: On Divorce Settlement Agreements and Contempt of Court
    Sometimes a divorce settlement can be reached in an amicable manner in which parties agree to all terms and can go on with the rest of their lives without years of litigation.  Unfortunately, that is often not the case.  McAdam v.…
  • Oct 16

    Explaining Divorce to Your Children

    Explaining Divorce to Your Children
    The decision to divorce usually arrives after months, years, even decades of complications and distance growing between married couples. While you and your spouse may have a clear understanding of why you have made the decision to divorce,…
Rank this Week: 1538

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/
  • Oct 21

    Upcoming Changes to Family Code Section 4323(a): Same-Sex Equality

    Upcoming Changes to Family Code Section 4323(a): Same-Sex Equality
    Gender neutral language has not always been present in the California Family Code. For instance, the current California Family Code Section 4323(a)(1) reads as follows: "Except as otherwise agreed to by the parties in writing, there is a…
  • Oct 20

    Divorce for Men

    Divorce for Men
    One of the popular marketing strategies for family law firms throughout San Diego County is promoting "divorce for men". From billboards to newspaper ads and firm websites, many law firms advertise a focus on "husbands and fathers" and…
  • Oct 14

    VA Disability Compensation and Divorce in San Diego

    VA Disability Compensation and Divorce in San Diego
    San Diego is known for its large population of military members and their families. In the San Diego County there are 16 naval and military installations of the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Coast Guard. We at the Law Offices of Nancy…
Rank this Week: 3063

Jackson White Family Law Blog

Jackson White Family Law Blog

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

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/arizona-family-law/blog/
  • Oct 21

    Kris and Bruce Finally File For Divorce

    Kris and Bruce Finally File For Divorce
    The Momager to the Kardashians and Bruce Jenner both filed divorce documents on Monday after being separated for some time. The two decided the division of the $225 million dollars. For most of their married life their finances were kept…
  • Oct 16

    Man sentenced to 6.5 years in prison for child abuse

    Man sentenced to 6.5 years in prison for child abuse
    David Michael Stokes was “super nervous” as he addressed the Circuit Judge Robert Hodges. He entered the court room with the intent to enter a “best interest” plea of guilty to one felony count of aggravated child…
  • Oct 14

    Man Divorces Wife for Desiring Too Much Sex

    Man Divorces Wife for Desiring Too Much Sex
    What seems to be every man’s dream, turned out to be on mans nightmare. In fact the man hated it so much, he filed for divorce: too much sex. Sex and Divorce There are many divorces filed where the couples are engaged in a sexless…
Rank this Week: 1634

Dallas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Dallas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Texas family law issues. By Guest & Gray.

http://www.dallasdivorcelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2860

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Oct 21

    Family Lore Clinic: My ex has informed me she intends to stop contact - can I apply to the family court before this happens?

    Family Lore Clinic: My ex has informed me she intends to stop contact - can I apply to the family court before this happens?
    Just to be clear for anyone who doesn't understand it, the question here is: do I have to wait until my former partner stops me from having contact with my child before I apply to the family court for an order that I have contact?The answer…
  • Oct 20

    Would you let this man operate on you?

    Would you let this man operate on you?
    “No disadvantages” in being a non-lawyer Lord Chancellor, Grayling says - Legal Futures, 15th October 2014
  • Oct 17

    An enjoyable week

    An enjoyable week
    I particularly enjoyed writing my posts for Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog this week. I hope you enjoy reading them:A worrying trend in children cases - Looking a little more deeply at the latest private law demand…
Rank this Week: 2333

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Oct 21

    “Who Gets My Twitter When I Die?”

    “Who Gets My Twitter When I Die?”
    Here’s our second installment to celebrate 2014 National Estate Planning Awareness Week: “Who Gets My Twitter (or Facebook or Feedly or Instagram or Pinterest) When I Die.” When we think about our estate—our…
  • Oct 20

    Be Aware of Your Estate Plan!

    Be Aware of Your Estate Plan!
    Today begins National Estate Planning Awareness Week. (Seriously—it’s a real thing.) So here’s our not-so-subtle nudge for you to become more aware about your estate plan. And then hire us to do help you! But first, a story:…
  • Oct 17

    Can You Serve Someone Through Facebook?

    Can You Serve Someone Through Facebook?
    Apparently so—at least in New York. Here’s the gist of the story from the Socially Aware blog: In a little-noticed decision, Matter of Noel v. Maria, Support Magistrate Gregory L. Gliedman—a Staten Island, New York family…
Rank this Week: 2116

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Covers divorce and family law in Illinois.

http://www.divorce-attorney-illinois.com/
  • Oct 21

    Social Media & Divorce Rates: The Divorce Contagion on Facebook

    Social Media & Divorce Rates: The Divorce Contagion on Facebook
    Social media has entered our lives and has revolutionized the way we communicate and interact with each other. Though we tend to glorify the extent that social media has changed our lives, we sometimes forget to recognize the pitfalls of…
  • Oct 14

    Victory for Survivors of Domestic Violence: A Stay of Deportation

    Victory for Survivors of Domestic Violence: A Stay of Deportation
    The recent news coverage and controversy regarding Ray Rice has thrust domestic violence and intimate partner violence into the spotlight. The dialogue about domestic abuse and violence has been incited, and the media has watched as a…
  • Oct 7

    Rise in Military Marital Strife: Divorce in the Military

    Rise in Military Marital Strife: Divorce in the Military
    Marital strife, separation, and divorce can affect all types of families, and a study shows divorces within military families have been on the rise in the last few years. In fact, the study reflects high divorce rates among families…
Rank this Week: 3758

Next Phase Legal Blog

Next Phase Legal Blog

Covers divorce and family law. By Next Phase Legal LLC.

http://nextphaselegal.com/blog/
  • Oct 20

    Medfield Divorce Lawyer attends Family Law Conference

    Medfield Divorce Lawyer attends Family Law Conference
    News from Next Phase Legal of Medfield, MA Medfield divorce lawyer and mediator Stephen McDonough attended the Massachusetts Bar Association‘s 24th Annual Family Law Conference October 17-18, 2014.  The conference was held at the…
  • Oct 10

    The Psychological Impact of Divorce

    The Psychological Impact of Divorce
    Wellesley, MA On October 8, 2014 Medfield, MA divorce mediator and lawyer Stephen McDonough from Next Phase Legal LLC attended a seminar hosted by the MA Council on Family Mediation.  The seminar, Exploring the Psychological Impact of…
  • Oct 3

    Children & Entertainment Contract

    Children & Entertainment Contract
    Does your child long to perform on the stage or big screen?  Or any screen for that matter?  In Massachusetts, an increase in film production over the last few years may provide more opportunities for young stars, but what…
Rank this Week: 1967

Givens Law Group Family Law Blog

Givens Law Group Family Law Blog

Covers all aspects of Family Law in Florida.

http://www.familylawfirmflorida.com/Blog_System/Recent_Blog_Posts/RSS.xml
  • Oct 20

    Agreeing to Overpay Child Support

    Agreeing to Overpay Child Support
    In family law cases involving children, the issue of child support is always raised. The amount of child support owed from one parent to the other is determined by section 61.30 of the Florida Statutes, with a few reasons to deviate…
  • Aug 25

    The Importance of a Well Written Pleading

    The Importance of a Well Written Pleading
    When a pleading is filed it must contain a factual statement that support a legally recognized claim. For example, to modify a timesharing and parenting agreement or order in a family law case, you must prove that a substantial change in…
  • Aug 21

    Must a Judge Order Holiday Time Sharing?

    Must a Judge Order Holiday Time Sharing?
    A recent case from the Second District Court of Appeals addressed whether it is mandatory to include holiday time sharing in a court ordered parenting plan. In Mills v. Mills, the trial court did not order holiday time sharing when it entered…
Rank this Week: 4832

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: 2473

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/
  • Oct 20

    Weekly Round-Up October 20th, 2014

    Weekly Round-Up October 20th, 2014
    Court of Appeals Nomination: Governor Cuomo announced that he is nominating Justice Leslie Stein to the NY Court of Appeals. Justice Stein currently serves as Associate Justice of the Appellate Division (Third Department) of the New York…
  • Oct 13

    Weekly Round-Up October 13th, 2014

    Weekly Round-Up October 13th, 2014
    Same-Sex Marriage Legal in 5 More States: The Supreme Court denied certiorari in seven cases from five states in the Fourth, Seventh and Tenth Circuits in which courts had struck down state bans on same-sex marriage, meaning that…
  • Oct 10

    From Poverty To Opportunity Symposium: Retaining and Engaging High School-Aged Youth in Afterschool Program

    From Poverty To Opportunity Symposium: Retaining and Engaging High School-Aged Youth in Afterschool Program
    By: Catherine Barreda Panelists: Lea KixMiller, Program Supervisor, Center for Family Life in Sunset Park, SCO Family Services Steve Ausbury, Deputy Director, Brooklyn College Community Partnership Daniel Carlton, Teaching Artist, Healing…
Rank this Week: 2039

Divorce Field

Divorce Field

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

http://divorcefield.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 20

    A Whole Lot of Process Going On

    A Whole Lot of Process Going On
    The most common question I get (after how much can I get in child support) is "How long does this take."   The answer does not make people happy.   Court processes are not quick things.   The court wants to make sure everyone…
  • Sep 18

    Facing Reality

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

    DV in the NFL - My .02 on Ray Rice

    DV in the NFL - My .02 on Ray Rice
    As the entire world knows, a new video surfaced today of  the Ray Rice domestic violence incident.   This video is what happened inside the elevator.   We all saw the aftermath when a very drunk Ray Rice is trying to get an…
Rank this Week: 3122

New Jersey Family Law Blog

New Jersey Family Law Blog

Covers alimony, child support, child custody, divorce and more. By the Rotolo Law Firm.

http://www.newjerseyfamilylawblog.com/
  • Oct 20

    Custodial Grandparents Can Take Steps to Formalize Relationships with Their Grandchildren

    Custodial Grandparents Can Take Steps to Formalize Relationships with Their Grandchildren
    A recent Woman’s Day magazine article discussed “grandfamilies” or households in which grandparents fill the role of parent for their grandchildren and how these situations are becoming more common. The article cited a…
  • Oct 6

    As Nation Observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month, NJ Lawmakers Debate Bill to Track Abuser

    As Nation Observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month, NJ Lawmakers Debate Bill to Track Abuser
    Almost five months after it was due, the State’s Attorney General’s Office issued its report on a proposed bill that would allow for electronic monitoring of certain offenders convicted of domestic violence. The report casts doubt…
  • Sep 22

    Governor Signs Revisions to State’s Alimony Law

    Governor Signs Revisions to State’s Alimony Law
    Governor Chris Christie recently signed into law long-debated changes to the State’s alimony laws. The new laws represent the first significant changes to a system which, for years, has been criticized as being too harsh and…
Rank this Week: 2361

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/
  • Oct 20

    In New Jersey, What is the Child Custody Neutral Assessment Program?

    In New Jersey, What is the Child Custody Neutral Assessment Program?
    In the past few years, the Family Part of the Superior Court of New Jersey has employed the Custody Neutral Assessment program. This procedure is utilized when parents cannot agree to either custody or parenting time. In this program, a…
  • Oct 8

    In New Jersey, If I Have Overpaid Child Support, May I Receive A Retroactive Credit?

    In New Jersey, If I Have Overpaid Child Support, May I Receive A Retroactive Credit?
    One basis for reduction in New Jersey child support is the occurrence of a change in financial circumstances of either party. Accordingly, clients who seek a reduction of their child support obligation will reasonably ask whether that the…
  • Sep 30

    So New Jersey Alimony Has Recently Changed, But What About This Thing Called Palimony?

    So New Jersey Alimony Has Recently Changed, But What About This Thing Called Palimony?
    Many people are aware of or have heard something about the recent revisions made to New Jersey's alimony laws. Most people however are not aware of the term called "palimony" or the recent developments surrounding same. In today's society…
Rank this Week: 3502

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/
  • Oct 20

    Bogner v. Bogner - Indiana Appeals Court Weighs Child Support Change

    Bogner v. Bogner - Indiana Appeals Court Weighs Child Support Change
    Changes in Indiana child support payments are only going to be made in circumstances where the court has held there has been a substantial change in condition and it's in the best interest of the child or children involved. Deviation from…
  • Oct 10

    Hardman v. Hardman - Allocation of Child Tuition Expenses in Divorce Settlement

    Hardman v. Hardman - Allocation of Child Tuition Expenses in Divorce Settlement
    Most parents want to ensure their children have the best possible chance of success as an independent adult, and that means having a solid education. However, there are many varying schools of thought about what a good education looks like -…
  • Sep 18

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

    In re J.T. - Grandparent Visitation in Indiana a Long Shot
    It's been 14 years since the U.S. Supreme Court's watershed ruling in a grandparent visitation dispute. In the years since, Indiana courts have still struggled to strike a balance between parental rights and the strong desire of grandparents…
Rank this Week: 4978

Linda's Law Blog

Linda's Law Blog

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

http://lindakernslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 19

    I know my Ex’s password, can I use it?

    I know my Ex’s password, can I use it?
    In many marriages and relationships, spouses know each other’s passwords for email, social media websites and all sorts of other online accounts.  It is common for spouses to share online access to joint bank accounts and spouses…
  • Oct 15

    What is “earning capacity?”

    What is “earning capacity?”
    At times, a parent will go to great lengths in order to try to pay less money in child and spousal support, even when it means that he or she will make less money for his or her own use.  Parties have quit jobs, retired early and hid…
  • Oct 12

    Of course my child is acting out, we are getting divorce.

    Of course my child is acting out, we are getting divorce.
    A divorce shakes a family to its core, and children understandably feel the impact.  Children can respond to a divorce in many different ways, and often parents notice that children start acting out, throwing fits, talking back, and are…
Rank this Week: 3745

Divorce: New York

Divorce: New York

By Neil Cahn, PLLC.

http://www.divorceny.com/
  • Oct 19

    It Just Became Tougher To Validate Prenuptial Agreement

    It Just Became Tougher To Validate Prenuptial Agreement
    The Second Department seems to have taken another bite out of prenuptial agreements. My March 25, 2013 post asked, Is it Open Season on Prenuptial Agreements? That post discussed the Second Department’s February, 2013 decision…
  • Oct 5

    Ex-Husband May Fire Ex-Wife Despite Intent to Use Employment As Support Device

    Ex-Husband May Fire Ex-Wife Despite Intent to Use Employment As Support Device
    A couple that used “employment” of the ex-wife by the ex-husband as a device to provide post-remarriage support to the ex-wife was bound to employment rules. The wife could be fired for misconduct. So held the Appellate Division,…
  • Sep 21

    Court Authorizes Facebook Service Of Child Support Petition

    Court Authorizes Facebook Service Of Child Support Petition
    Service by Facebook of a father’s petition to terminate child support was directed by Richmond County Family Court Support Magistrate Gregory L. Gliedman in a September 12, 2014 decision in Matter of Noel B. v. Maria…
Rank this Week: 3609

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/
  • Oct 19

    Making Shared Custody Little Less Scary

    Making Shared Custody Little Less Scary
    Parents and children who are encountering the challenges of divorce and shared custody for the first time may find themselves falling into this sense of fear, yet there are ways to overcome the scariness of this situation.  With a…
  • Sep 15

    Between Two Home

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

    Managing shared expenses and payments electronically

    Managing shared expenses and payments electronically
    Parents know that raising kids is a great responsibility that becomes costly very quickly.  For those raising children between two homes, keeping track of shared parenting expenses is essential towards promoting financial stability…
Rank this Week: 4552

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/
  • Oct 19

    Improving Statutory ‘Best Interest’ Factor

    Improving Statutory ‘Best Interest’ Factor
    With broad, fundamental changes to custody law under serious consideration in North Dakota and other states, looking at ways to improve existing “best interest” statutes may seem a bit mundane. The broad, sweeping changes that are…
  • Oct 4

    “Commitment to marriage” as a new “best interests” factor

    “Commitment to marriage” as a new “best interests” factor
    Covenant marriage laws, like proposals to reinstate fault-based divorce, are addressed to the grounds for divorce. It is unclear how, if at all, they would affect the outcome of custody cases. Whether a legislature decides to enact either…
  • Sep 28

    Covenant marriage

    Covenant marriage
    A covenant marriage is one in which the husband and wife enter into an agreement (“covenant”) that their marriage vows will be legally binding. That is to say, they agree that a divorce may be granted only if one or the other…
Rank this Week: 1670

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois divorce law. From Michael Roe.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 19

    False Allegations of Domestic Violence in a Child Custody Case

    False Allegations of Domestic Violence in a Child Custody Case
    The State of Arizona considered recently an addition to its list of factors in determining the award of custody to a parent in a divorce case. This proposed addition addresses an issue that I have seen many times in my...
  • Oct 8

    Spousal Support in Divorce: The New Law in Illinoi

    Spousal Support in Divorce: The New Law in Illinoi
    A new law in Illinois as of January 1, 2015 changes how spousal support is determined for divorcing couples whose combined gross income is less than $250,000. This new law raises some interesting issues with respect to the global finances...
  • Oct 6

    DuPage Divorce: Mediation

    DuPage Divorce: Mediation
    One of the interesting aspects of divorce litigation is the requirement that parents mediate their child custody issues, with the judge assigning a mediator in the initial weeks of the case should the parents not have an agreement as to...
Rank this Week: 2192

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Covers Massachusetts law in the areas of family law, real estate, litigation, and other legal issues. By Alan Pransky.

http://massfamilylawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 18

    Is sexting naked pictures distribution of pornography?

    Is sexting naked pictures distribution of pornography?
    From time to time I hear stories of the prosecution of teenagers for possession and distribution of child pornography as a result of sending or re-sending pictures through text messaging. Typically, these stories involve a young teenager who…
  • Sep 21

    What is the legal residence of a child of divorced parents?

    What is the legal residence of a child of divorced parents?
    Many people who get divorced live in different towns from their ex-spouse. They will sometimes choose between the two school systems and send their children to the better school. This means that the better school system will have more…
  • Jul 13

    Jury mistrials caused by the Internet

    Jury mistrials caused by the Internet
    Many people think that jury trials are proceedings in which a jury looks to discover the truth. In practice, jury trials are a search for justice and fairness. Justice does not necessarily mean a search for truth. Justice, in a court…
Rank this Week: 3669

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/
  • Oct 18

    How long does an Order of Protection last in a New York family law case?

    How long does an Order of Protection last in a New York family law case?
    Temporary orders of protection are issued by the Family Court (or the Supreme Court in divorce cases) and can last as long as a Family Offense case is pending in the court. Final orders of protection are those that are issued at the end of…
  • Oct 11

    Why would divorcing couples switch from litigation to mediation or collaborative law?

    Why would divorcing couples switch from litigation to mediation or collaborative law?
    For some litigation works, but many find litigation to be a frustrating process.   Litigation can be a time consuming, expensive, emotionally draining process that is hard on any children of the family.  Some cases settle…
  • Oct 6

    What about parental alienation in New York child custody cases?

    What about parental alienation in New York child custody cases?
    Claims of parental alienation in child custody, matrimonial and family law cases abound. This article will focus upon parental alienation in the context of child custody and parenting time or visitation cases.  I have previously…
Rank this Week: 1678

electronic divorce attorney

electronic divorce attorney

Covers Michigan divorce and family law matters. By Timothy P. Flynn.

http://electronicdivorceattorney.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 18

    Senate Bill Prevents Lawyers From Soliciting in Newly Filed Divorce

    Senate Bill Prevents Lawyers From Soliciting in Newly Filed Divorce
    We lawyers are not supposed to be soliciting anyway, as it is expressly prohibited in the Rules of Professional Conduct.  But over the years, a small group of divorce lawyers, unable to get clients any other way, send solicitation…
  • Sep 26

    Active Military Duty Mom Loses Custody via Court of Appeal

    Active Military Duty Mom Loses Custody via Court of Appeal
    Here is a tough choice: to serve your country through military service, or to continue being the primary care provider for your preschooler.  That is the decision a Wayne County mother had to make recently as she contemplated her options…
  • Sep 21

    Family Pressure: When the Pot Boils Over

    Family Pressure: When the Pot Boils Over
    By: Amanda ChapmanAn interesting book was released earlier this summer, “Marriage Markets” by June Carbone and Naomi Cahn, which describes the state of marriage in our modern American society.  As a divorce lawyer, I found…
Rank this Week: 3988

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/
  • Oct 17

    An Employer's Responsibility when Domestic Violence Invades the Workplace

    An Employer's Responsibility when Domestic Violence Invades the Workplace
     In the wake of domestic violence charges against NFL players and the public’s outrage at the NFL’s response as a business owner you may be thinking how you might respond when faced with an employee charged with domestic…
  • Aug 29

    The Best Lawyers in America: Mark Landa

    The Best Lawyers in America: Mark Landa
    Mark Landa has been selected to be included in the 21st Edition of the The Best Lawyers in America for his work in the practice area of Environmental Law.  Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey comprising more than…
  • Aug 4

    Notable Utility Related Bills Passed in 2014 Session

    Notable Utility Related Bills Passed in 2014 Session
    The 2014 session of the Iowa General Assembly brought a few changes to the public utilities law practice in Iowa. Lawmakers focused their utility related discourse on tax credits for renewable energy, renewable fuels and solar energy, purview…
Rank this Week: 1511

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Covers Virginia traffic and criminal law.

http://www.peterlouielaw.com/law-blog/
  • Oct 17

    Three Great Traffic Results in One Day

    Three Great Traffic Results in One Day
    On October 9, 2014, I helped three clients get reductio […] The post Three Great Traffic Results in One Day appeared first on Reckless Driving and Traffic Defense Attorney.
  • Sep 2

    Three More Dismissals within Three Work Day

    Three More Dismissals within Three Work Day
    Previously, I mentioned that four of my clients celebra […] The post Three More Dismissals within Three Work Days appeared first on Reckless Driving and Traffic Defense Attorney.
  • Sep 2

    Three More Dismissals within Three Work Day

    Three More Dismissals within Three Work Day
    Previously, I mentioned that four of my clients celebra […] The post Three More Dismissals within Three Work Days appeared first on Reckless Driving and Traffic Defense Attorney.
Rank this Week: 1735

Michael A. Meschino Blog

Michael A. Meschino Blog

Covers Illinois family law.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelaw.org/blog/
  • Oct 17

    Avoid the probate process with a trust

    Avoid the probate process with a trust
        Two sons are currently taking their sister to court, accusing her of taking over their now-deceased parents’ multimillion-dollar estate and disinherited her siblings. According to the Daily Business Review, the…
  • Oct 13

    Should Illinois expand the use of speed cameras?

    Should Illinois expand the use of speed cameras?
    Although Illinois currently allows the use of speed cameras in cities that have at least one million residents, a bill recently filed would enable any city in the state to use these devices, according to the Illinois General Assembly. The…
  • Oct 9

    Illinois’ consent law and your rights concerning chemical testing

    Illinois’ consent law and your rights concerning chemical testing
    Law enforcement recently reported that an Illinois man was involved in a series of hit-and-run accidents. According to The News-Gazette, the 37-year-old collided with four vehicles in separate crashes over the course of just eight minutes.…
Rank this Week: 1870

Divorce Law Journal

Divorce Law Journal

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

http://louisvilledivorce.typepad.com/info/
  • Oct 17

    Fourth Published Family Law Opinion from Ky Court of Appeals Today

    Fourth Published Family Law Opinion from Ky Court of Appeals Today
    Waddle v. Waddle Award of grandparent visitation reversed because court failed to apply the modified best interest standard to consider the objection of mother who is presumed fit. Court must presume a fit parent is making decisions in the…
  • Oct 17

    Third Family Law Published Opinion from Ky Court of Appeals Today

    Third Family Law Published Opinion from Ky Court of Appeals Today
    Luu v. Murphy, et al Child custody award to de facto custodians reversed. Substantial evidence of record does not support the conclusion that appellees were child's primary caregivers and primary financial supporters. Trial court appears to…
  • Oct 17

    Second Family Law Published Opinion from Ky Court of Appeals Today

    Second Family Law Published Opinion from Ky Court of Appeals Today
    Shelton v. Shelton Trial court denied father's motion to reduce child support. Father had burden of proof to show substantial and continuing change of circumstances. Even though at time of agreement youngest child was age two and no income…
Rank this Week: 2482

Denver Divorce Attorney Blog

Denver Divorce Attorney Blog

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

http://www.denverdivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 17

    Colorado Child Support and Self-Employed Individual

    Colorado Child Support and Self-Employed Individual
    Pursuant to C.R.S. 14-10-115, the statutory section regarding establishment of Colorado child support, the primary financial factor leading to a calculation of support is a litigant's incomes. As discussed in prior postings, there are basic…
  • Oct 8

    COLORADO DIVORCE AND SAME SEX MARRIAGE

    COLORADO DIVORCE AND SAME SEX MARRIAGE
    On October 6, 2014, the United States Supreme Court declined to hear cases coming from various US Circuit Courts of Appeal regarding the issue of same sex marriage and rulings finding the bans of various states on same sex marriages to be…
  • Sep 15

    Colorado Custody and Relocation With Children (Part 2)

    Colorado Custody and Relocation With Children (Part 2)
    Part 1 of this posting, from June 2014, focused on the basics of relocation with children in a Colorado custody case, including analysis(es) related to situations which might arise either prior to a case being filed, or while a case is…
Rank this Week: 3068

New York Divorce Blog

New York Divorce Blog

By Bruce Provda.

http://www.nydivorcefirm.com/blog
  • Oct 17

    Finding Solutions to Orthodox Jewish Divorce Get Problem in New York

    Finding Solutions to Orthodox Jewish Divorce Get Problem in New York
    Under Jewish Orthodox law, only a husband can grant a divorce document entitled a “get.” Without a get, an orthodox women is unable to remarry and have more children. She is still considered married religiously. Rabbi Mendel…
  • Oct 5

    Judge upholds Jewish excommunication right

    Judge upholds Jewish excommunication right
    A Johannesburg executive lost his attempt to keep from being excommunicated from the Jewish Orthodox community in the Gauteng capital when the judge dismissed his case. The Jewish ecclesiastical court, Beth Din, had already agreed to shun the…
  • Sep 26

    Relocation May Modify Parenting Time Arrangement

    Relocation May Modify Parenting Time Arrangement
    The concept of “changed circumstances’ is one that occurs throughout NJ family law, particularly in relation to modification of financial obligations such as child support or alimony. ? However, this concept is also applied to…
Rank this Week: 1963

Chicago Family Law Blog

Chicago Family Law Blog

Covers child custody, child support, divorce and property division. By Alan Pearlman.

http://www.chicagofamilylawblog.com/
  • Oct 16

    Inheritance Rights of Spouses after Separation and Divorce

    Inheritance Rights of Spouses after Separation and Divorce
     Most people are aware that a surviving spouse is usually entitled to inherit all or a large portion of the estate of a deceased spouse. Fewer understand the effect on estates if one spouse dies during a legal separation or after a…
  • Oct 16

    Keeping Assets in a Custodial Account for a Minor

    Keeping Assets in a Custodial Account for a Minor
     Minors have no legal capacity to manage property. Thus, transferring property and other assets to minors can be problematic. For example, parents or other adults may wish to convey a small amount of property to a minor without investing…
  • Aug 13

    DOMA Defines "Marriage" as Union of Man and Woman

    DOMA Defines "Marriage" as Union of Man and Woman
     The federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was signed into law by President Clinton on September 21, 1996. DOMA defines “marriage” to consist exclusively as a heterosexual union of a man and a woman. Further, DOMA directs…
Rank this Week: 2483

New Jersey Divorce Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Divorce Lawyers Blog

Covers family law. By Goldstein, Bachman & Newman, LLP.

http://www.newjerseydivorcelawyers-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1952

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/
  • Oct 16

    Maryland Governor O’Malley Establishes Commission on Child Custody Decision Making

    Maryland Governor O’Malley Establishes Commission on Child Custody Decision Making
    Child custody disputes are arguably among the most emotionally charged issues a couple will face during a divorce proceeding. In many cases, both spouses approach the issue of child custody with the hope of spending as much time with their…
  • Sep 30

    Maryland Court Denied Husband’s Effort to Terminate Alimony

    Maryland Court Denied Husband’s Effort to Terminate Alimony
    Divorce affects each family in a unique way. In most cases, however, the parties will have to address and resolve many emotional and financial matters. Some of the more significant financial issues concern child support, spousal support,…
  • Sep 15

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

    Maryland Court Denied Husband’s Attempt to Set Aside Marital Settlement Agreement
    In any divorce matter, it is important for each spouse to consult with his or her own attorney, who will seek to protect that person’s separate rights going forward. One of the most important documents that divorcing spouses…
Rank this Week: 1819

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/
  • Oct 16

    Don't trip over those loose ends!

    Don't trip over those loose ends!
    There are many things to consider while going through a divorce and separation. Even once you have a comprehensive agreement, or a final judgment of divorce, there still may be other steps to take. For example, you or your spouse...
  • Oct 14

    E-Filing in Maryland Begins Today!

    E-Filing in Maryland Begins Today!
    Today marks the first day of e-filing in Maryland, which is now mandatory for Anne Arundel County courts, the Court of Special Appeals and the Court of Appeals. More counties will be added in coming years. Many attorneys are already...
  • Oct 1

    Change in domestic violence standard

    Change in domestic violence standard
    October 1st, a new law goes into effect changing the standard for domestic violence protective orders. The new standard is "preponderance of the evidence," which will make it easier for a petitioner to get a protective order.
Rank this Week: 1103

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: 2232

New Jersey Family Law

New Jersey Family Law

Features case law, legislative enactments and news about New Jersey divorce and matrimonial developments. By Charles C. Abut.

http://www.njdivorceblog.typepad.com/
Rank this Week: 3339

The Law Office of Christine M…

The Law Office of Christine M Bechtold, LLC

Covers Georgia family law.

http://bechtold-law.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 15

    Can I Just Use Uncontested Divorce Forms Online?

    Can I Just Use Uncontested Divorce Forms Online?
    "An uncontested divorce is when both spouses agree to most, if not all, of the division of assets, finances, and child custody and visitation of minor children. This type of divorce decreases the Court requirements and legal fees…
  • Jun 30

    Independence Day 2014

    Independence Day 2014
    Independence Day is one of the most important federal holidays in the United States commemorating the Declaration of Independence, which declared our independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. bechtold-law.blogspot.com. …
  • Jun 25

    My Child’s Parent Isn’t Paying The Court Ordered Child Support, What Can I Do?

    My Child’s Parent Isn’t Paying The Court Ordered Child Support, What Can I Do?
    If a child’s parent was Court ordered to pay child support for the benefit of the minor child and they are not paying that full amount there are a few actions you can take. The most important and first action is to communicate with…
Rank this Week: 3179

NJ Family Legal Blog

NJ Family Legal Blog

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

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

    NEW JERSEY FAMILY LAW PODCAST SERIES – CHILD SUPPORT AND EMANCIPATION

    NEW JERSEY FAMILY LAW PODCAST SERIES – CHILD SUPPORT AND EMANCIPATION
    In the return of our New Jersey Family Law Podcast Series, we are proud to present our fifth installment discussing child support and emancipation.  This has been a hot topic in recent months, especially following the Rachel…
  • Oct 10

    Pre-School: Is it School, or is it Day Care? And which parent gets to decide?

    Pre-School: Is it School, or is it Day Care? And which parent gets to decide?
    In the days of my childhood, formal education began in Kindergarten when, finally, I got to ride the bus with the big kids.  Not so much any more.  The vast majority of children now go to some type of pre-Kindergarten program during…
  • Sep 16

    NEW JERSEY ALIMONY REFORM IS HERE – WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?

    NEW JERSEY ALIMONY REFORM IS HERE – WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?
    Change is finally here – On September 10, 2014, Governor Chris Christie signed into law substantial and significant amendments to New Jersey’s alimony law.  The law took immediate effect on that date.  I previously…
Rank this Week: 1217

Virginia Family Law

Virginia Family Law

Covers Virginia family law issues. By Jason A. Weis.

http://www.familylawva.com/
Rank this Week: 4725

New Hampshire Family Law Blog

New Hampshire Family Law Blog

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

http://www.nhfamilylawblog.com/
  • Oct 14

    Courthouse Divorce File: What's Private?

    Courthouse Divorce File: What's Private?
    “All human beings have three lives: public, private, and secret.”  ― Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez, Gabriel García Márquez: a Life The public thirsts for gossip, apparent in websites like TMZ…
  • Sep 22

    Maves and Moore: What Constitutes Income for Child Support Purposes?

    Maves and Moore: What Constitutes Income for Child Support Purposes?
    The New Hampshire Supreme Court issued in the Matter of Janice E. Maves and David L. Moore on August 14, 2014 The Facts Husband and Wife divorced in 2004.  At the time of the divorce, Husband was awarded the parties’ Farm,…
  • Sep 8

    In Re Serodio and Perkins: You May Enforce a Prenup without a Copy of the Prenup

    In Re Serodio and Perkins: You May Enforce a Prenup without a Copy of the Prenup
    In the Matter of Cheryl Serodio and Arthur Perkins: Existence of Prenuptial Agreements can be proven without providing the written, executed agreement. The New Hampshire Supreme Court issued its opinion on August 22, 2014. The Facts Wife…
Rank this Week: 1250

Updates in Michigan Family Law

Updates in Michigan Family Law

Covers adoption, annulment, child abuse, child custody and support, cohabitation, property division, domestic violence, divorce and separation. By Jeanne Hannah.

http://jeannehannah.typepad.com/blog_jeanne_hannah_traver/
  • Oct 14

    New Form | Affidavit of Parentage

    New Form | Affidavit of Parentage
    Parentage may be established at the time of birth or later when the mother and father of the child execute an affidavit of parentage. The form for this was updated in October 2013--more than a year after the enactment of the Revocation of…
  • Oct 5

    Domestic Violence Danger | Trolling Lawyer

    Domestic Violence Danger | Trolling Lawyer
    When lawyers pay to obtain information about recently filed divorce cases and send a letter soliciting contact with the defendant without regard to whether he or she knows about the filing and without regard as to whether a victim of domestic…
  • Sep 25

    In Re AJR | Michigan Supreme Court Ruling on Step-Parent Adoption

    In Re AJR | Michigan Supreme Court Ruling on Step-Parent Adoption
    The Michigan Supreme Court has finally handed down its decision in In Re AJR--a step-parent adoption case. According the the supreme court, the constitutional rights of a noncustodial parent ["NCP"] who has joint legal custody trump…
Rank this Week: 2484

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

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

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Oct 14

    I need a non-mol

    I need a non-mol
    Enough! I need protection….from lips and zips and drip drip drips… I have recently exchanged a dozen emails (in each direction) with a litigant in person about the drafting of an order that was agreed in court. It does not…
  • Oct 10

    Presumption displaced

    Presumption displaced
    If the presumption of parental involvement (A.K.A. s11 Children & Families Act 2014) is really going to be brought into force “in the autumn” as has been suggested – why is it that there is no mention of it in…
  • Oct 5

    Transparency for six year old

    Transparency for six year old
    My eldest has suddenly reached the age where he is trying to read my work emails. I’ve so far not had to hide my screen or papers from the kids on account of them being cute but illiterate, and in reality he’s miles from…
Rank this Week: 3931

Maryland Divorce Legal Crier

Maryland Divorce Legal Crier

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

http://mddivorcelawyers.com/legalcrier
  • Oct 14

    Legal Fee

    Legal Fee
    Divorce lawyer Morris Green answered his phone on the second ring as was his custom. “Morris!,” said the angry voice on the other end, “This is Ivana Copernica.  I’m calling you about your client, Stanton…
  • Oct 9

    Divorces and Wedding Expense

    Divorces and Wedding Expense
    A study out of Emory University by Andrew M. Francis and Hugo M. Mialon takes a look at wedding expenses and divorces and finds some interesting relationships. You are more likely to get a divorce if you spent between $2,000 and $4,000 on a…
  • Oct 7

    How to Request a Hearing

    How to Request a Hearing
    If you think it’s easy being a lawyer, listen to this.  We have to be aware of a multitude of laws, cases, rules and regulations.  And they keep changing. If you want a hearing on a motion or response to a motion, Md. Rule…
Rank this Week: 2415

Family Law Topics

Family Law Topics

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

http://www.familylawtopics.com/
  • Oct 13

    Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Remedies Available to Illinois Victim

    Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Remedies Available to Illinois Victim
    The statistics are extremely troubling, and here are only a few. Nationally, every 9 seconds a woman in the United States is beaten, and it is estimated that 1 in every 4 women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. On average,…
  • Oct 6

    How You Benefit From a Collaborative Divorce and Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Collaborative Lawyer

    How You Benefit From a Collaborative Divorce and Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Collaborative Lawyer
    Before you choose the proper lawyer for yourself, you need to look at how one defines a successful divorce. Many people think success is limited to the bottom line outcome. Sadly, however, those people often fail to understand that the…
  • Oct 6

    Going Through A Divorce? Plan For The Holidays Now With Your Children In Mind

    Going Through A Divorce? Plan For The Holidays Now With Your Children In Mind
    Going through a divorce is difficult anytime, but especially when there are contested custody and parenting time issues. In an ideal world, most parents want their children to go through the divorce process with as little disruption to their…
Rank this Week: 4459