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California Family Law Paralegal

California Family Law Paralegal

Features legal information, stories and cases related to California family law. By Lori Paul.

http://californiafamilylawparalegal.com/
  • Feb 23

    Violence Against Attorneys Continues to Occur Throughout our Nation

    Violence Against Attorneys Continues to Occur Throughout our Nation
    As I was looking through my news feed on Facebook today, a video of attorney Gerald Curry popped up.  Many of you probably don’t even know who Gerald Curry was, but he became headline news about 11 years ago when he was chased down…
  • Oct 6

    October : Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    October : Domestic Violence Awareness Month
    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and I am proud to have my good friend and colleague Eric G. Young, who is a retired California attorney, as my guest blogger on this personally important subject.  Eric formerly handled family…
  • Sep 22

    Republicans Vote to Cut Food Stamps Affecting Millions of Children

    Republicans Vote to Cut Food Stamps Affecting Millions of Children
    In an article in the New York Times, it was reported that a bill, written under the direction of the House majority leader, Eric Cantor, Republican of Virginia, would cut $40 billion from the food stamp program over the next 10 years.…
Rank this Week: 1170

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

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

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Oct 27

    Say 'Ello' to Public Benefit Corporation

    Say 'Ello' to Public Benefit Corporation
    On October 23, 2014, Ello, the burgeoning social network, announced that it converted to a Public Benefit Corporation. Ello describes itself as “a simple, beautiful, and ad-free social network created by a small group of artists and…
  • Oct 21

    Be Careful What You Text

    Be Careful What You Text
    A story about a man who dumped his fiancé via text message found its way into my inbox recently. While arguably poor form to end a serious relationship via text message, that wasn’t what caught my attention. It was the fact that…
  • Oct 16

    What is Just Compensation?

    What is Just Compensation?
    Tonight I am speaking at the Pipeline Informational Event sponsored by Lancaster County Conservancy and Lancaster Farmland Trust.  I have been told that some property owners mistakenly believe that if they fail to accept the offer that…
Rank this Week: 1241

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 27

    Thomas v. Thomas: On Temporary Support Orders in Divorce Case

    Thomas v. Thomas: On Temporary Support Orders in Divorce Case
    The division of martial property can be one of the more complex aspects of any divorce proceeding.  In Thomas v. Thomas, a case from the Delaware Supreme Court, Husband was an independent contractor for a financial services company with…
  • Oct 24

    In re: C.C. v. L.J.: Termination of Parental Rights Cases in Alabama

    In re: C.C. v. L.J.: Termination of Parental Rights Cases in Alabama
    In re: C.C. v. L.J., an appeal from the Alabama Supreme Court, deals with the very complex process a court can use to terminate the parental rights of a biological parent.  In this case, mother filed a petition with juvenile court to…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1293

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 24

    Published UCCJEA Opinion from Ky Court of Appeals Today

    Published UCCJEA Opinion from Ky Court of Appeals Today
    Danaher v. Hopkins Trial court's denial of petition to register a foreign custody judgment was affirmed. A court must enforce a foreign judgment only when the issuing state had jurisdiciton under the UCCJEA. Because North Carolina did not…
  • Oct 24

    Published Opinion from Ky Court of Appeals Today: Order requiring mother to have a passport issued for child affirmed

    Published Opinion from Ky Court of Appeals Today: Order requiring mother to have a passport issued for child affirmed
    Benton v. Sottingeanu An order requiring a parent to obtain a passpot for a child does not require specific findings of fact where no modification of parenting time is made. The court must consider the child's best interests. Federal law…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1302

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: 1325

Kevin Hickey Law Blog

Kevin Hickey Law Blog

Covers divorce, child custody and family law issues, focused on Arkansas law.

http://kevinhickeylaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 9

    A Possible Conversation About Ray Rice

    A Possible Conversation About Ray Rice
    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Do you know her name? Of course I know her name, its…ugh, I forgot. She’s his wife. He hit her. I heard she was lunging at him. She was, but he…
  • May 7

    A Word About Eddie Christian

    A Word About Eddie Christian
    Every year the Sebastian County Bar Association holds a memorial service for lawyers that have passed away in the previous year.  That service is coming up in the next couple of weeks.  A mentor and friend of mine is going to be…
  • Oct 1

    Don’t Forget Your Digital Property in Your Divorce Settlement

    Don’t Forget Your Digital Property in Your Divorce Settlement
    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!An interesting article from attorney Deborah G. Matthews caught my eye and left me with a stark conclusion: When it comes to dividing your marital assets in…
Rank this Week: 1244

Florida Family Law Blawg

Florida Family Law Blawg

Covers Florida family law cases and news. By Christopher Chopin.

http://flafamlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    Fourth District Court Reverses Paternity Judgment

    Fourth District Court Reverses Paternity Judgment
    The Fourth District Court of Appeal reversed today in Jeffers v. McLeary, a case in which the Father appealed an amended final judgment of paternity on the grounds that the Court was required to take evidence from each party regarding…
  • Apr 17

    Fourth DCA Permits Domestic Violence Filing by Temporary Resident

    Fourth DCA Permits Domestic Violence Filing by Temporary Resident
    The Fourth District Court of Appeal ruled today in Rudel v. Rudel, a case involving two German residents.  While the Wife and daughter of the parties had temporarily moved to Florida for the minor child to attend school, the Wife filed a…
  • Apr 17

    Restriction on Toy Guns Reversed by Fourth DCA

    Restriction on Toy Guns Reversed by Fourth DCA
    The Fourth District Court of Appeal ruled today in Ingram v. Ingram, reversing as to a single issue raised.  Referencing an “unfortunate experience” with a BB gun while on a visit with his father, the Fourth District upheld a…
Rank this Week: 1275

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: 1364

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 28

    Should I Use an Expert to help with my Divorce?

    Should I Use an Expert to help with my Divorce?
    It is common in contested divorce cases for one or both parties to hire a family law attorney. Divorce attorneys are experts in the law; however, they are not all necessarily experts in specialized areas that some divorces involve.…
  • Oct 27

    Which Spouse Should File for Divorce?

    Which Spouse Should File for Divorce?
    If you and/or your spouse are contemplating divorce, one of the initial considerations is whether you should file for divorce or wait for your spouse to file first. Specifically, is there an advantage or disadvantage to filing for divorce…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1407

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 27

    The Kielich Law Firm Podcast

    The Kielich Law Firm Podcast
    In addition to my frequent law blog postings about employment law, family law and personal injury on this site I have decided to branch out with my free legal content into the world of podcasting. I am not yet convinced that the podcast is…
  • Oct 26

    Halloween in the workplace? Keep yourself out of trouble.

    Halloween in the workplace? Keep yourself out of trouble.
    It’s that time of year where employers throw Halloween parties and accept employees wearing Halloween costumes in the workplace. Halloween is a fun way to play dress up and pretend as an adult but it’s also a really good way to…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1452

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

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

http://www.massachusettsdivorcelawmonitor.com/
  • Oct 22

    Updates on Alimony Law

    Updates on Alimony Law
    Hi there, I have a few updates on what is happening in three cases that are testing the limits of the Alimony Reform Act. Much of the press and the writings about the act have been positive. This is partly driven by fathers rights…
  • Oct 6

    Gay Marriage now Legal in Majority of State

    Gay Marriage now Legal in Majority of State
    Hi there, I hope you all are enjoying this gorgeous fall morning. I’ve been sneaking peaks at the SCOTUS law blog to see what was going to happen with all the pending gay marriage appeals. Today is the day the Supreme Court was going to…
  • Sep 25

    How Are You Going to Pay for College?

    How Are You Going to Pay for College?
    Separated or divorced parents face unique challenges regarding the financial impact of preparing for and paying for their children to attend college. Luckily, there are ways to handle the situation without breaking the bank! Next week my firm…
Rank this Week: 1374

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: 1446

Maine Divorce Law Blog

Maine Divorce Law Blog

Covers all aspects of Maine family law, including divorce, separation, child support, mediation, spousal support, child custody and property rights. From Al Nye.

http://www.mainedivorcelawblog.com/
  • Oct 30

    Discretion by Allison Lotta

    Discretion by Allison Lotta
    Discretion by Allison Lotta Touchstone $25.00 hardcover, 321 pages, 978-1-4516-4484-5 (2012)  
  • Oct 15

    Patriots choke against Seattle

    Patriots choke against Seattle
    The Patriots blew a 13 point lead in the 4th quarter against the Seahawks and lost 24-23. This, unfortunately, seemed to be the Patriots of old. Think about last season. How did the Pats lose games? The offense sputtered and seemed…
  • Oct 5

    Taken 2 has arrived

    Taken 2 has arrived
    Taken 2 has just hit the theaters and my daughter Ali wants to see it bad. I enjoyed the first one too and will wait until she gets home from college at Thanksgiving so we can see it together. Anyone else out there waiting to see Laim Neeson…
Rank this Week: 1351

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: 1597

Wisconsin Family Lawyer Blog

Wisconsin Family Lawyer Blog

Covers child placement, property division and other family law issues. By Wessel, Lehker & Fumelle Inc.

http://www.wisconsinfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • May 1

    Estate Planning in Wisconsin Pending Divorce

    Estate Planning in Wisconsin Pending Divorce
    A friend of the family died recently at age 54. He and his wife had lived apart for several years; they were planning to divorce, perhaps had already started a divorce action. As with most divorces, a variety of problems plagued the marriage,…
  • Jan 17

    Termination of Child Support in Wisconsin When a Child Reaches Adulthood

    Termination of Child Support in Wisconsin When a Child Reaches Adulthood
    In Wisconsin, parents have an obligation to support their child financially until the child is 18 years old. This support obligation can extend to age 19 if the child is in high school ("pursuing an accredited course of instruction leading to…
  • Nov 15

    ENFORCEMENT OF PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENTS IN WISCONSIN: PROVISIONS REGARDING DIVISION OF PROPERTY UPON DIVORCE

    ENFORCEMENT OF PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENTS IN WISCONSIN: PROVISIONS REGARDING DIVISION OF PROPERTY UPON DIVORCE
    Maybe you entered a marital property agreement (prenup) prior to your marriage, and now that you are contemplating divorce, you assume there is no point in discussing division of property because the prenup's provisions will control. Or maybe…
Rank this Week: 1603

Divorce Lawyer in Augusta, Georgia

Divorce Lawyer in Augusta, Georgia

Offers tips and information about Georgia divorces. By the Goolsby Law Firm.

http://divorcelawyerinaugustageorgia.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 12

    Uncontested Divorce in Georgia and What It Mean

    Uncontested Divorce in Georgia and What It Mean
              We, at the Goolsby Law Firm, LLC, frequently receive telephone calls and email inquiries from people seeking information about how to get an…
  • Dec 17

    Divorce and the Holiday

    Divorce and the Holiday
    As Augusta, Georgia divorce lawyers, we generally expect the number of divorces to slow down at this time of year. I am sure it comes as no surprise to you that people will often delay seeking a divorce attorney until after the…
  • Sep 13

    Expensive Celebrity Divorces: Robin William

    Expensive Celebrity Divorces: Robin William
    [Photo of Robin Williams from wikipedia]          Divorces, especially if they aren't uncontested divorces, can be expensive! Just ask actor Robin Williams! According to various news reports, Williams is reportedly…
Rank this Week: 1493

North Texas Family Law Blog

North Texas Family Law Blog

Covers Texas family law news. By Verner & Brumley, P.C.

http://www.northtexasfamilylawblog.com/
  • Jan 2

    What Changes and What Stays the Same with Regard to Child Support Order

    What Changes and What Stays the Same with Regard to Child Support Order
    Child support in Texas has always been a court ordered obligation in Texas divorce and paternity actions.  Before implementation of the child support guidelines in the Texas Family Code in the 1980s, child support orders varied from…
  • Sep 16

    Two Recent Changes to the Child Support Statute

    Two Recent Changes to the Child Support Statute
    Effective September 1, 2013, two changes to the child support statute came into effect. The first change is a housekeeping amendment. Texas Family Code section 154.062(b)(5) includes both a catch–all provision to determine the amount of…
  • May 23

    You Can't Have Too Many People Pitching for a Kid

    You Can't Have Too Many People Pitching for a Kid
    A Major League baseball team has twenty-five men on its active roster. The active roster consists of the players who suit up to play in a given game. Of these twenty-five players, five will be the starting pitchers. Typically, the bullpen…
Rank this Week: 1541

Connecticut Lesbian and Gay Law

Connecticut Lesbian and Gay Law

Covers gay marriage, civil unions, and step-parent and co-parent adoptions. By Irene C. Olszewski.

http://ctlgbtlaw.wordpress.com
  • Jan 24

    Colorado Civil Unions Bill Passes Senate

    Colorado Civil Unions Bill Passes Senate
    Yesterday,  a Colorado Senate committee voted 3-2 to pass Senate Bill 11, which would legalize civil unions for same-sex couples in that state.  The bill was opposed by Republicans in that vote.  The bill will now be heard by…
  • Jan 23

    Connecticut Legislature Confirms First Openly Gay Supreme Court Justice

    Connecticut Legislature Confirms First Openly Gay Supreme Court Justice
    Earlier today, the Connecticut General Assembly confirmed Andrew J. McDonald, a Democratic state senator, as the first openly gay justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court. The Senate voted 30-3 to confirm McDonald while the House voted…
  • Jan 21

    Obama Speaks of Gay RIghts in Inaugural Addre

    Obama Speaks of Gay RIghts in Inaugural Addre
    In what will surely become an historic inaugural address, President Barack Obama made two strong mentions of gay rights.  According to Politico, Obama “became the first president to use the word “gay” in an inaugural…
Rank this Week: 1477

Surrogacy Lawyer

Surrogacy Lawyer

Covers assisted reproduction law and family formation issues, including surrogacy, egg donation, embryo donation and sperm donation. By Stephanie Caballero.

http://surrogacylawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 9

    First UK Baby Born Free of Cancer Gene

    First UK Baby Born Free of Cancer Gene
    While this has been done in the United States, the first baby was born in the UK free of the breast cancer gene, BRCA1, which would have meant that the baby girl had an 80 percent chance of contracting breast cancer. I know this is a…
  • Jan 9

    Assisted Reproduction and Autism

    Assisted Reproduction and Autism
    It’s only speculation now that environmental factors, including assisted reproduction technologies, have contributed to the high increase in the number of children diagnosed with Autism. Education and awareness of Austin have been key…
  • Dec 29

    Economic Turmoil Fuels India's Fertility Busine

    Economic Turmoil Fuels India's Fertility Busine
    I recently posted about how patients are canceling their IVF appointments for surrogacy and egg donation in India because of the recent terrorist attacks in Mumbai, but apparently that has not stopped the booming industry in India. In fact,…
Rank this Week: 1497

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
  • Oct 29

    Should You Move for Mistrial?

    Should You Move for Mistrial?
    Certain things that happen during trial may be so improper and prejudicial that they deprive a party of the right to a fair trial. That’s when counsel may move for a mistrial. But just because you can doesn’t mean you should. Like…
  • Oct 27

    Keeping Tabs on a Bad Neighbor

    Keeping Tabs on a Bad Neighbor
    When a conflict arises between neighbors, attorneys often recommend that their clients keep a record of events. A written log of dates and times is one thing, but a video or audio recording can easily step over the line from keeping tabs to…
  • Oct 24

    2 Ways to Lose Credibility in Court

    2 Ways to Lose Credibility in Court
    You likely start out with credibility in the eyes of the judge. After all, you’re an officer of the court. But that initial benefit of the doubt can easily slip away, and once you’ve lost your credibility, the case may not be far…
Rank this Week: 1782

Charlotte Divorce Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.charlottedivorcelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1663

Family Law & Divorce Information…

Family Law & Divorce Information in Houston, Texas

By Busby & Associates.

http://busby-lee.com/familylawblog
  • Oct 21

    International Divorce and Family law in Harris County Texa

    International Divorce and Family law in Harris County Texa
    MichaelInternational Divorce and Family law in Harris County Texas A international divorce usually involves spouses who perhaps have filed for divorce in a foreign jurisdiction, where the waiting period is much longer than Texas, or perhaps…
  • Oct 19

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

    What to do when CPS ask for a drug test in Harris County Texa
    MichaelWhat to do when CPS ask for a drug test in Harris County Texas Normally child protective services will ask for a drug test when another has called in and stated that you are using illegal drugs.  Sometimes it may happen after and…
  • Oct 12

    What to Say in Front of Judge to Get Divorced Texa

    What to Say in Front of Judge to Get Divorced Texa
    MichaelWhat to Say in Front of Judge to Get Divorced Texas If you have an attorney, that attorney will likely ask you questions that are as follows. If you have no attorney, sometimes the Judge will help you and ask you these questions, but…
Rank this Week: 1776

Upstate New York Family Lawyer…

Upstate New York Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.upstatenewyorkfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    #618 Criminals With Badges, Janitors With Gun

    #618 Criminals With Badges, Janitors With Gun
    So, yeah, I'm back. I went off the grid way back in the middle of summer and it felt so good that I didn't want to come back. I even unplugged from the news. Well, for a while at least. And, when I did come back, I was too angry about the…
  • Jul 2

    In Memoriam: June 2014 Death

    In Memoriam: June 2014 Death
    Sorry for the lack of blog posts of late. Professional obligations and an illness kept me from posting much in June. Hopefully, with the holiday weekend soon upon us, I can get back into the swing of things. Some months, there seem to be a…
  • Jun 19

    In Memoriam: May 2014 Death

    In Memoriam: May 2014 Death
    I realize that most of my "heroes" were men. But that doesn't mean that none of them were women. However, for the time being, as James Brown might say, it's a man's world, like it or not. And, if you haven't already noticed, as a kid I…
Rank this Week: 1729

Riverside County Family Law Blog

Riverside County Family Law Blog

Covers move away rights, obtaining or defending support applications and enforcing support orders, characterizing and dividing community property, and custody and visitation rights. By Thurman W. Arnold III.

http://www.thurmanarnold.com/Blog/Recent-Blog-Posts/RSS.xml
  • Sep 26

    2015 AMENDMENTS To Family Code: The Obsolescence of a "HUSBAND" and "WIFE"

    2015 AMENDMENTS To Family Code: The Obsolescence of a "HUSBAND" and "WIFE"
    Gender Neutrality and Same-Sex Equality: The California Family Code Becomes Politically and Psychologically Correct in 2015! With a stroke of his pen on July 7, 2014, Governor Gerry Brown signed a death warrant ending the 150 plus year…
  • Aug 27

    Can My Wife LEASE OUT Our Rental Property Without My CONSENT?

    Can My Wife LEASE OUT Our Rental Property Without My CONSENT?
    Q. I am recently separated, but neither my wife nor I have filed anything with the Court. I just learned she renewed the lease for a rental property we own in Joshua Tree, without my first asking me. I don't want to tie the property up with a…
  • Aug 22

    Are SUPPORT Orders SUSPENDED If Spouses RECONCILE and Resume Living Together?

    Are SUPPORT Orders SUSPENDED If Spouses RECONCILE and Resume Living Together?
    Q. Last year I filed for divorce after my wife moved out with our twin daughters. My wife took me to Court and got orders for child support for our twins, and spousal support. Since then, we've decided to try marital counseling, and she and…
Rank this Week: 1647

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

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

    Five Estate Planning Lessons from Frozen

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

    NAMI Offer Help In Difficult Area Of Special Needs Estate Planning

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

    NAMI Offer Help In Difficult Area Of Special Needs Estate Planning

    NAMI Offer Help In Difficult Area Of Special Needs Estate Planning
    In the Oscar-winning 1979 documentary “Best Boy,” director Ira Wohl spent three years filming the life and times of his middle-aged cousin, a New York City man with a developmental disability everyone called Philly, although his…
Rank this Week: 1736

Family Law Source

Family Law Source

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

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

    Father Reasonably Withheld Support for College Tuition

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

    Child Support Agreement Does not Limit Father’s Obligation

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

    College Support Agreement Enforceable in Pennsylvania

    College Support Agreement Enforceable in Pennsylvania
    Divorced and separated parents in Pennsylvania with children going off to college may wonder who is responsible for paying the tuition. A recent Superior Court court decision reminds us of the law governing college support in Pennsylvania.…
Rank this Week: 1625

Minnesota Divorce Blog

Minnesota Divorce Blog

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

http://mankatofamilylaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 11

    Is Mediation Required In Divorce Case

    Is Mediation Required In Divorce Case
    The post Is Mediation Required In Divorce Cases appeared first on Family Law Attorneys in Minnesota.
  • Jul 29

    Question: What Can You Do If Your Spouse Doesn’t Agree To 50/50 Custody?

    Question: What Can You Do If Your Spouse Doesn’t Agree To 50/50 Custody?
    YouTube So… what can you do if your spouse doesn’t agree to 50/50 custody?  First, if we’re going to talk about custody we have to understand that there are two types of custody in Minnesota, legal custody and physical…
  • Jul 17

    What Is ADR Really?

    What Is ADR Really?
    What is ADR really? ADR, or Alternative Dispute Resolution, is an extremely effective way to settle a case out of court, and save on time and money.  The question becomes, is it right for your case?  ADR includes multiple types,…
Rank this Week: 1712

The Interplay Between Bankruptcy…

The Interplay Between Bankruptcy and Divorce Law in Virginia

Explores the effect of a bankruptcy on divorce and other family law matters in Virginia, as well as the effect of a divorce or other family law matter on a bankruptcy. By James H. Wilson, Jr.

http://bankruptcydivorceblawg.com
Rank this Week: 1655

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

Covers family law in South Carolina.

http://www.scfamilylaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 30

    Student Loans and Divorce

    Student Loans and Divorce
    Everyone’s heard about the growing student loan problem facing the country. Millions of young people are left to take out more and more educational debt to finance increasingly expensive undergraduate and graduate degrees. While college…
  • Oct 29

    Penalties for Failing to Pay Child Support in South Carolina

    Penalties for Failing to Pay Child Support in South Carolina
    Though you may have heard stories about it, most parents do not have a good understanding of the penalties for failing to pay child support and just how wide-ranging the possible punishments can be. Keep reading to get a better idea…
  • Oct 28

    The Downsides to Representing Yourself in a Divorce Case

    The Downsides to Representing Yourself in a Divorce Case
    In an attempt to save money during a South Carolina divorce or separation, it might cross your mind to try to represent yourself. Many people assume acting as your own lawyer (known as “pro se” representation) is a good way to…
Rank this Week: 2015

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 29

    Too Much Durational Alimony?

    Too Much Durational Alimony?
    One of the "newest" forms of alimony in Florida is "durational" alimony. While it is one of the newest forms of alimony, the durational alimony law has been in place since July 1, 2010. Durational alimony is a type of alimony that is a…
  • Oct 27

    Putative Father Registry

    Putative Father Registry
    In Florida, when a child is born out of wedlock (the parents are not married at the time of birth) the mother is presumed to be the "natural guardian" of the child. The effect of this presumption is that the mother solely has legally…
  • Oct 24

    Modifying Non-modifiable Alimony

    Modifying Non-modifiable Alimony
    Marital settlement agreements frequently contain provisions regarding alimony. Great care must be taken in drafting alimony agreements as the number of payments, amount of the payment, and conditions regarding when alimony will end must…
Rank this Week: 2000

Llabona Law Blog

Llabona Law Blog

Covers Florida family law issues.

http://www.llabona.com/blog/
  • Oct 11

    The Judge Cannot See Through Your Eye

    The Judge Cannot See Through Your Eye
    Sometimes bad things happen to good people. It’s quite possible for 2 individuals, who their respective friends and family would call “the nicest, most honorable person in the whole world,” to get locked together in a bitter…
  • Oct 4

    Divorce – Matters of Fault, and Finding Lost Spouse

    Divorce – Matters of Fault, and Finding Lost Spouse
    If you are considering filing for divorce, you likely have a whole slew of questions and concerns. You are not alone. Thousands of questions are asked every day by thousands of individuals just like yourself. One of the more common concerns…
  • Sep 28

    Child Support Work-Release Instead of Jail?

    Child Support Work-Release Instead of Jail?
    Child support can be a major expense for anyone. What happens, though, when it is not just difficult to pay, but impossible? By far the most common approach is to have the court hold them in contempt, and thrown in jail. There is a potential…
Rank this Week: 1995

Albuquerque Divorce Lawyer Blog

Albuquerque Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers New Mexico family and divorce law topics, including community property, child custody and property division issues. By Collins & Collins, P.C.

http://www.collinsattorneys.com/divorceblawg/
  • Sep 2

    The Process of Disposition of the Community Residence After a Divorce

    The Process of Disposition of the Community Residence After a Divorce
    Among the most contentious aspects of many New Mexico divorces is the disposition of the marital residence. There are numerous questions that will arise and with each question comes potential for conflict. There is frequently a dispute over…
  • Aug 26

    Joint Custody (Physical and Legal) and Child Custody Conflict in New Mexico

    Joint Custody (Physical and Legal) and Child Custody Conflict in New Mexico
    There is often a misconception about the meaning of joint custody.  There is confusion as to how joint custody affects time-sharing, child-custody and child support.  There is often further confusion between joint legal and…
  • Oct 21

    Child Custody, Time-Sharing, Secondhand Smoke and the "Best Interests" of the Child

    Child Custody, Time-Sharing, Secondhand Smoke and the "Best Interests" of the Child
    For many years now, we've been hearing about the harmful effects of secondhand smoke. But can secondhand smoke have effects on your child custody and time-sharing in New Mexico? It appears that more and more family court judges are taking…
Rank this Week: 1975

Divorce And Mediation Blog

Divorce And Mediation Blog

Covers recent family and divorce law news and events. By Paul Daniel Marks.

http://www.divorceandmediationblog.com/
  • Aug 14

    Absurdities in the Gay Marriage Debate....

    Absurdities in the Gay Marriage Debate....
    Regardless of one's position on gay rights, every thinking being has to admit that married people need to have a place to get divorced when their marriage falls apart and they meet the standards for divorce in their home state. If they…
  • Jul 11

    Shasta Superior Court Family Judge Gibson Denies Existence of Constitution

    Shasta Superior Court Family Judge Gibson Denies Existence of Constitution
    OK, so the headline is a slight exaggeration, but the effect is the same: Shasta's Judge Gary Gibson doesn't seem to think you have a Constitutional right to refuse to be a witness against yourself, and God protect the attorney who tells you…
  • Jan 6

    Divorce and the Founding Fathers..... :)

    Divorce and the Founding Fathers..... :)
    According to Garrison Keillor's Writer's Almanac, yesterday was the anniversary of the first legal divorce recorded in what was to become the United States of American. It happened January 5th, in 1643, as a result of the husband abandoning…
Rank this Week: 1880

New Jersey Divorce Law Blog

New Jersey Divorce Law Blog

Covers recent New Jersey family law cases on adoption, civil unions, divorce and equitable distribution. By Diamond & Diamond, P.A.

http://www.njdivorcelawyerblog.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2038

Puryear Law Blog

Puryear Law Blog

Covers criminal defense, family law, divorce, juvenile law, business law, discrimination, personal injury, and related matters in the states of Illinois and Iowa.

http://www.puryearlaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 16

    Dealing with DHS (in Iowa) and DCFS (in Illinois)

    Dealing with DHS (in Iowa) and DCFS (in Illinois)
    Each state has its own child protective services agency.  In Illinois, that agency is called the Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS).  In Iowa, it goes by the name Department of Human Services (DHS).  A person who…
  • Mar 16

    Dealing with DHS (in Iowa) and DCFS (in Illinois)

    Dealing with DHS (in Iowa) and DCFS (in Illinois)
    Each state has its own child protective services agency.  In Illinois, that agency is called the Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS).  In Iowa, it goes by the name Department of Human Services (DHS).  A person who…
  • Dec 11

    The Importance of Remaining Silent when Accused of a Crime

    The Importance of Remaining Silent when Accused of a Crime
    When accused of a crime, most people will naturally wish to express their innocence and explain exactly how they have done nothing wrong. It is only human nature to want to defend oneself against accusations. However, doing so can be…
Rank this Week: 2006

Jacksonville Divorce Attorney Blog

Jacksonville Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers Florida divorce, child custody, and child support. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.jacksonvilledivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 31

    THE NEW YEARS RESOLUTION OF DIVORCE: INSTEAD OF RESOLVING TO SHED POUNDS, MANY COUPLES OPTING TO SHED THEIR SPOUSE

    THE NEW YEARS RESOLUTION OF DIVORCE: INSTEAD OF RESOLVING TO SHED POUNDS, MANY COUPLES OPTING TO SHED THEIR SPOUSE
    There are numerous reasons that spouses cite when filing for divorce. These reasons vary greatly. However no matter what the reason, in recent years a new trend has developed on when spouses actually file for divorce- and it is right after…
  • Nov 15

    Why Do Good People Cheat?

    Why Do Good People Cheat?
    Dan Marino, probably the greatest quarterback the NFL ever produced, and champion of autism awareness, cheated on his wife of 28 years and fathered a child with an attractive television personality. Always seen as a clean cut family man and…
  • Nov 13

    More Things to Never Say to Your Divorce Attorney

    More Things to Never Say to Your Divorce Attorney
    1. "I brought my 'friend' with me to the interview." You and I have an attorney client privilege. But once you bring in a third party, whether it's a friend, a lover or whoever, the benefit of the attorney client privilege is gone. …
Rank this Week: 1870

Arnold & Wadsworth's Blog

Arnold & Wadsworth's Blog

Covers Utah family and divorce law.

http://theutahdivorceattorneys.com/
  • Oct 5

    Mortgages and Divorce | Salt Lake City Utah

    Mortgages and Divorce | Salt Lake City Utah
    The Family Law Lawyers at Arnold & Wadsworth are here to help you protect your legal rights in your divorce. Our divorce attorneys in Salt Lake City offer a free consultation in order to assess your case and educate you on the issues you…
  • Aug 8

    Divorce Attorney in Salt Lake City | Arnold & Wadsworth

    Divorce Attorney in Salt Lake City | Arnold & Wadsworth
    The Divorce Attorneys at Arnold & Wadsworth offer a free consultation at either of our Utah offices whether in Salt Lake City or Ogden. This will allow you to ask one of our experienced divorce lawyers questions about your case. Most…
  • Jun 23

    Divorce Attorneys in Salt Lake City Utah | Arnold & Wadsworth

    Divorce Attorneys in Salt Lake City Utah | Arnold & Wadsworth
    The divorce lawyers at Arnold & Wadsworth understand the law and divorce in Utah. Our lawyers know that a divorce can be an emotionally and financially trying time for both spouses no matter the circumstances. It can also be looked at as…
Rank this Week: 1957

Ohio Social Security Disability…

Ohio Social Security Disability Blog

Covers family law, criminal law, and social security SSD/SSI ssues in Ohio. By the Law Offices of John T. Nicholson.

http://www.johntnicholson.com/ohiolawblog/
  • May 26

    SSA ruling indicates that focus of disability inquiry should be on capacity to work, not ability to find a job

    SSA ruling indicates that focus of disability inquiry should be on capacity to work, not ability to find a job
    SSA ruling indicates that focus of disability inquiry should be on capacity to work, not ability to find a job  SSR 64-47c The claimant, a high school graduate who had worked in various capacities in carpentry, including foreman and…
  • Mar 24

    Social Security disability rules for Lupu

    Social Security disability rules for Lupu
    How to win my disability case for a lupus diagnosis? Systemic lupus erythematosus, or simply lupus, is evaluated in the immune system section of the Disability Evaluation Under Social Security disability handbook, more commonly known as the…
  • Feb 10

    Delays in Ohio Social Security Disability claims hurt claimant

    Delays in Ohio Social Security Disability claims hurt claimant
    Social Security Disability Delays Impact Vulnerable Patients Unfortunately it is becoming all to common for those applying for Social Security Disability benefits to suffer delay after delay while their claims languish in a bureaucratic mess…
Rank this Week: 1942

DIY Divorce in Florida

DIY Divorce in Florida

Offers free legal tips to people representing themselves in Florida divorces. By Pamela S. Wynn.

http://diydivorce.typepad.com/diy_divorce_in_florida/
  • Mar 27

    Alimony Reform

    Alimony Reform
    PLease visit my law office blog to read about 2013 alimony reform www.pamelawynn.com/blog
  • Sep 19

    Florida Financial Affidavit - To File or Not to File?

    Florida Financial Affidavit - To File or Not to File?
    Those divorcing couples who have made Scalesagreements as to the property and children often want to skip filing a Florida financial affdiavit because
  • Aug 16

    What Does a Remand Mean in Your Divorce Case?

    What Does a Remand Mean in Your Divorce Case?
    If you are one of the lucky ones and succeed in your appeal, the appeallate court may "remand" your DIY divorce case to the trial...
Rank this Week: 1884

Civil Negotiation and Mediation…

Civil Negotiation and Mediation Blog

Covers divorce and mediation. By Nancy E. Hudgins.

http://www.hudginsmediation.com/blog
  • Jan 25

    Playworks! Teaching Conflict Resolution Skills to Children

    Playworks! Teaching Conflict Resolution Skills to Children
    Playworks, a non-profit that contracts with schools to bring organization, socialization and conflict resolution skills to school playgrounds, has incorporated rock-paper-scissors in its curriculum.   (Disclosure:  my daughter…
  • Jan 17

    Persuasion in Negotiation: Tips from Washington, D.C.

    Persuasion in Negotiation: Tips from Washington, D.C.
    I have been extolling the virtues of listening as a condition precedent to persuasion in mediation and negotiation.  It was interesting to read that political pollsters are touting the same thing. The Washington Post had a long article…
  • Jun 7

    Co-Parenting Skills: Credit Where Credit is Due

    Co-Parenting Skills: Credit Where Credit is Due
    I conducted a divorce mediation recently where the parties have been separated for many years but now have started the divorce process by coming to mediation.  They have been co-parenting their children during the separation.  We have…
Rank this Week: 2061

Ohio Family Law Blog

Ohio Family Law Blog

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

http://www.hcmmlaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 1969

DivorceSolicitor

DivorceSolicitor

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

http://divorcesolicitor.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 30

    Is It Worth getting a Pre Nuptial Agreement

    Is It Worth getting a Pre Nuptial Agreement
    Nobody wants to see a bride cry but YES it is worth getting a Pre Nuptial Agreement.Here's why:It is one of the factors that will be taken into account upon divorce.Is it decisive?No.However...If...1. Both parties have been given the…
  • Sep 15

    The Little Book of Divorce Question

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

    TheLittle Book of Divorce Question

    TheLittle Book of Divorce Question
    Coming soon...How do you know if it is time to get divorced?What should you do?How do you decide?What are the legal considerations?What is the emotional impact?If you are considering getting divorced this is one of the most difficult and…
Rank this Week: 2277

Michael A. Meschino Blog

Michael A. Meschino Blog

Covers Illinois family law.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelaw.org/blog/
  • Oct 30

    When does a DUI become a felony in Illinois?

    When does a DUI become a felony in Illinois?
    In May, a Missouri man raced through the streets of an Illinois city, topping out at 100 miles per hour on the highway. According to the Greenfield Reporter, a gas station employee said the driver punched her in the face and then sped away.…
  • Oct 29

    The Illinois Domestic Violence Act

    The Illinois Domestic Violence Act
    In early October, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn announced that the local government would make a capital investment of $1 million into building a shelter for victims of domestic violence. According to eNews Park Forest, the governor stated that he…
  • Oct 28

    How is spousal maintenance determined in Illinois?

    How is spousal maintenance determined in Illinois?
    When a marriage ends in divorce in Illinois, both spouses must face changes regarding their finances. In many cases, the dissolution of the relationship leaves one spouse without the financial ability to maintain his or her lifestyle or…
Rank this Week: 2180

Florida Family Lawyer Blog

Florida Family Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida divorce issues. By Law Offices of Steven E. Blumenthal.

http://www.floridafamilylawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    Can a Computer be Beautiful?

    Can a Computer be Beautiful?
    This post, like some of my earlier posts regarding computer software for family law attorneys, focuses not on family law topics themselves, but rather on a recent switch I made to Apple computers in my office, and information for anyone…
  • Jun 24

    Reasons to Hire a Guardian ad Litem for Your Time-Sharing Case

    Reasons to Hire a Guardian ad Litem for Your Time-Sharing Case
    I’ve written before about the role of a Guardian ad Litem (GAL). I want to focus in this post on some of the reasons you might consider seeking appointment of a GAL for your case, and the process for getting a GAL. I’ll use the…
  • Mar 18

    How To Talk with Your Spouse About Collaborative Divorce

    How To Talk with Your Spouse About Collaborative Divorce
    So you are interested in a collaborative divorce – in keeping the divorce from becoming a fight in court, and believe it is a process that would work for you and your spouse. A next question is whether your spouse is interested in this…
Rank this Week: 2274

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: 2418