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Houston Divorce Lawyer Blog

Houston Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Texas divorce and family law. By Scott Morgan.

http://houstondivorce.com/blog
  • Oct 22

    How to Break the News of Divorce to Your Kid

    How to Break the News of Divorce to Your Kid
    One of the trickiest parts of a divorce for parents is breaking the news of the separation to the kids.  The issues are different depending on the ages of your children but it is always an important conversation.  I wrote a very…
  • Jun 22

    A Tale of Two Divorce Client

    A Tale of Two Divorce Client
    Please note that the clients and lawyers referenced in the video and transcript are purely hypothetical and not based on actual people.  If you prefer reading to watching, please see the transcript below: TRANSCRIPT: Deciding whether…
  • Jun 19

    Facebook and Divorce – Interview on Fox New

    Facebook and Divorce – Interview on Fox New
    This was an interview of Scott Morgan in 2010 on Fox Houston on how facebook can be an issue in divorce cases. There had been a lot of publicity at the time about facebook “causing” divorces. It is still common that facebook and…
Rank this Week: 1136

Tulsa Family Law Blog

Tulsa Family Law Blog

Covers family law and dispute resolution. By the Law Firm of Naylor, Williams & Tracy, Inc.

http://tulsafamilylaw.wordpress.com/
  • Sep 19

    A Primer on Common Law Marriage in Oklahoma

    A Primer on Common Law Marriage in Oklahoma
    Most people hold a formal ceremony to establish their marriage. Married couples get a license and formally record their ceremonial marriage at the courthouse. Oklahoma is among a handful of states that still recognize non-ceremonial…
  • Sep 19

    A Primer on Common Law Marriage in Oklahoma

    A Primer on Common Law Marriage in Oklahoma
    Most people hold a formal ceremony to establish their marriage. Married couples get a license and formally record their ceremonial marriage at the courthouse. Oklahoma is among a handful of states that still recognize non-ceremonial…
  • Apr 10

    Oklahoma Judicial Appointment Process Threatened – Say No to SJR21

    Oklahoma Judicial Appointment Process Threatened – Say No to SJR21
    It’s silly season in the Oklahoma Legislature. One of the silliest ideas is to put politicians in charge of the commission that nominates Oklahoma judges. Lawmakers are threatening to abolish the commission and freeze judicial salaries…
Rank this Week: 1072

Rhode Island Divorce Lawyer Tips…

Rhode Island Divorce Lawyer Tips for You

Covers Rhode Island divorce and family law. By Chris Pearsall.

http://www.rhodeislanddivorcetips.com/
Rank this Week: 1114

The Divorce Collaborative

The Divorce Collaborative

Covers Massachusetts family law, divorce mediation and collaborative divorce. By Stephen F. McDonough.

http://www.divorcecollaborative.com
  • Jan 10

    The Initial Telephone Call to The Divorce Collaborative LLC

    The Initial Telephone Call to The Divorce Collaborative LLC
    I often remind our TDC team how difficult it can be for clients to make that first telephone call to our office.  The decision to speak with a Massachusetts divorce lawyer or divorce mediator is generally not made lightly.  We are…
  • Oct 27

    Massachusetts Mandatory Parent Education Program For Divorcing Parents With Minor Children

    Massachusetts Mandatory Parent Education Program For Divorcing Parents With Minor Children
    By Massachusetts Divorce Lawyer and Divorce Mediator Colleen E. Cunnally, Esq.  Divorcing couples are usually most concerned about their children.  How will my children adjust to the change in our family structure?  How will I…
  • Jun 26

    Massachusetts Family Law Attorney Attends AFCC Conference in LA

    Massachusetts Family Law Attorney Attends AFCC Conference in LA
      I recently attended a family law conference hosted by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) in Los Angeles, CA.  As a practicing Massachusetts divorce attorney and divorce mediator, I think it is important to…
Rank this Week: 1109

Kentucky Family Law Blog

Kentucky Family Law Blog

Covers family and divorce law. By Barrow & Weigel.

http://www.barrowweigel.com/blog
  • Mar 25

    New Top Lawyers Edition of Louisville Magazine

    New Top Lawyers Edition of Louisville Magazine
    Louisville Magazine has printed a special edition that contains the correct, complete list of Louisville’s Top Attorneys. The list was originally printed in the March, 2013 edition, but a printing error caused a substantial portion of…
  • Mar 10

    Hugh W. Barrow Named as One of Louisville’s Top Lawyer

    Hugh W. Barrow Named as One of Louisville’s Top Lawyer
    Barrow Law Group, PLLC is pleased to announce that Hugh W. Barrow was recognized in Louisville Magazine’s “Top Lawyers” issue.  The list of “Top Lawyers” was compiled from a survey of members of…
  • Mar 7

    How To File For Divorce in Kentucky

    How To File For Divorce in Kentucky
    There are many different types of divorce in Kentucky. Most Court allow for simple divorces that do not require either party to appear before a judge.  There are also cases that are litigated before a Judge or domestic relations…
Rank this Week: 1126

California Divorce and Family Law

California Divorce and Family Law

Covers celebrity marriages, child custody, child support, divorce, paternity, prenuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements, remarriage and taxes. By Jeffrey Lalloway.

http://oc-divorce.typepad.com/california_divorce_and_fa/
  • Aug 7

    The Best Thing to do After Divorce or Breakup: Yoga

    The Best Thing to do After Divorce or Breakup: Yoga
    Divorce, even at its most amicable, can cause an enormous amount of stress, anger, worry, confusion, and resentment. People often struggle to find ways to overcome the negative feelings that face them. However, in a recent study conducted by…
  • Aug 7

    'Gray Divorces' rising

    'Gray Divorces' rising
    More Baby Boomers couples in Fairfax County are calling it quits. A recent study by an area law firm shows residents older than 55 are divorcing at increasingly high rates. Calling the county "the divorce capital of Virginia," the Arlington…
  • Aug 6

    Stevie Wonder files for divorce

    Stevie Wonder files for divorce
    Stevie Wonder, 62, is ending his 11-year marriage to fashion designer Kai Millard Morris. According to a report at www.tmz.com, the Saginaw-born Wonder filed for divorce Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court using his legal name: Stevland…
Rank this Week: 1078

Legal Commentary on Proposition 8…

Legal Commentary on Proposition 8 and the Right to Marry

Articles and comments by attorneys and legal scholars, and related legal news. From Michael Ginsborg.

http://prop8legalcommentary.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 28

    Farewell

    Farewell
    In May, I decided that I would need a hiatus to prepare an article on a subject unrelated to this site. I have just completed my forthcoming article for law librarians, "Ending Our Conflicts of Interest to Protect Consumers of Legal…
  • May 22

    Hiatus from my usual schedule of blogging

    Hiatus from my usual schedule of blogging
    I regret that, for at least several weeks, I will lack time to update this site on a regular basis. I face two challenges. First, I expect to publish an article on a subject I have been thinking about for 20 years.
  • May 15

    Legal news this month

    Legal news this month
    Domestic partnership
Rank this Week: 1099

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Covers South Carolina divorce, custody and family law issues. By Gregory S. Forman.

http://www.gregoryforman.com
  • Jul 4

    Hightailing it with the kid(s)

    Hightailing it with the kid(s)
    When I first began practicing family law in the early 1990’s it was a lot easier for mothers (it was typically mothers) to get away with leaving their boyfriends/husbands and removing the children from South Carolina. Rarely would the…
  • Jul 3

    Why family law in South Carolina is so underdeveloped

    Why family law in South Carolina is so underdeveloped
    South Carolina family law attorneys frequently complain about the random nature of family court. A large part of the reason for this “randomness” is that South Carolina family law invests so much discretion in family court judges.…
  • Jun 27

    A little more perfect union

    A little more perfect union
    It seems fitting that I was at the TD Arena with my family awaiting President Obama’s eulogy for Clementa Pinckney when the United States Supreme Court announced its decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which established a right to gay…
Rank this Week: 1236

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
  • Jun 30

    Fort Worth Uncontested Divorce Lawyer on Uncontested Divorce in Tarrant County

    Fort Worth Uncontested Divorce Lawyer on Uncontested Divorce in Tarrant County
    Uncontested divorces are common in Tarrant County at the family courts in downtown Fort Worth. Often spouses are able to resolve the issues in their divorce without the burden of an expensive and long divorce. For those people, an uncontested…
  • Jun 26

    Supreme Court rules Same Sex Marriage legal in all state

    Supreme Court rules Same Sex Marriage legal in all state
    In a long anticipated decision the Supreme Court of the United States held that same sex marriage bans violate the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. constitution and must be overturned. This decision in Obergefell v. Hodges paves the way for…
  • Jun 20

    Why the Texas Supreme Court did not authorize same-sex marriage under Texas law

    Why the Texas Supreme Court did not authorize same-sex marriage under Texas law
    On Friday, June 19 the Supreme Court of Texas published its opinion in Texas v. Naylor (Naylor) in a same sex divorce granted by a Travis County District Court upholding the divorce against an attempted intervention by the Texas Attorney…
Rank this Week: 1155

Dallas Divorce Law Blog

Dallas Divorce Law Blog

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

http://www.dallastxdivorce.com/
  • Jun 26

    Marriage — liberty and justice for all

    Marriage — liberty and justice for all
    The US Supreme Court found marriage of Constitutional proportions and extended the right of marriage to same-sex couples. This broad sweeping Constitutional rights opinion will have profound effects on many aspects of our society, not just…
  • Jun 24

    Is June 26 the day for LGBT Right to Marry?

    Is June 26 the day for LGBT Right to Marry?
    Did you know I started a new blog on LGBT family law rights in Texas? Today I posted about the significance of the date June 26 in the LGBT rights movement. The significant case of Lawrence v. Texas, which held unconstitutional statutes…
  • Jun 16

    Divorce Agreements, Einstein and the Nobel Prize

    Divorce Agreements, Einstein and the Nobel Prize
    When negotiating a final divorce settlement, every divorcing person must decide for himself or herself what to give up in exchange for getting a divorce. Rolled into that decision is the priority of guilt, moral values, and the willingness or…
Rank this Week: 1194

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

http://www.criderlaw.net/blog/
  • Jun 4

    5 Tips For Helping Your Kids After Divorce

    5 Tips For Helping Your Kids After Divorce
    Dr. Samantha Rodman, renowned divorce therapist and author of How to Talk to Your Kids About Your Divorce, tells The Huffington Post that the hardest divorce experiences are, by far, the ones where small children are involved. It’s…
  • Apr 23

    Estate Planning and Investment: A Symbiotic Relationship

    Estate Planning and Investment: A Symbiotic Relationship
    Imagine inheriting a quarter of a million dollars but having absolutely no idea what to do with it. That’s a good problem to have, but a problem nonetheless. View image | gettyimages.com CNN Money recently reached out with advice to a…
  • Apr 16

    When Killers Attempt to Inherit from Their Victims’ Will

    When Killers Attempt to Inherit from Their Victims’ Will
    You probably remember at least one episode of “Murder, She Wrote” in which somebody offs their relatives in the hopes of claiming a sweet inheritance under their life insurance or a will. It’s been a favorite plotline for…
Rank this Week: 1143

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/
  • May 3

    The Future of Custody Law Reform

    The Future of Custody Law Reform
    At the current time there is a professed aversion to custody “labels” in legal circles, coupled with a shift of emphasis from deciding who gets custody, to deciding how parental decision-making and time with children will…
  • Apr 12

    Why the Custody “Label” Matter

    Why the Custody “Label” Matter
    Before closing down the custody litigation side of my practice, I had opportunities on several occasions to hear judges attempt to explain why it is necessary, after a divorce, for one parent to be designated the “custodian” while…
  • Apr 4

    Presumptive joint custody

    Presumptive joint custody
    “Presumptive joint custody” refers to the idea that parents should share custody of their children unless some good reason is shown to exist, in a particular case, for only one parent to have custody. In popular usage,…
Rank this Week: 1174

Iowa Law Blog

Iowa Law Blog

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

http://www.iowa-lawblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    The Implementation of Electronic Filing in the Court

    The Implementation of Electronic Filing in the Court
    In this day of technology, it is no surprise that the court systems are moving to using an Electronic Document Management System (EDMS for short) for parties to file documents with the Court, without even setting foot in the Courthouse. The…
  • Apr 14

    Service by Facebook?

    Service by Facebook?
    A New York judge recently entered an Order allowing a woman to serve her husband divorce papers via Facebook.  In Iowa, generally, a competent adult must accept service or be served in-person in order accomplish proper…
  • Mar 19

    Interactive Process in Action

    Interactive Process in Action
    If you’re not sure what the interactive process is supposed to look like under the ADA, peruse the facts of the 8th Circuit’s decision in Minnihan v. Mediacom.  I’m also going to summarize the facts below, but if you…
Rank this Week: 1292

Kevin Hickey Law Blog

Kevin Hickey Law Blog

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

http://kevinhickeylaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 5

    “Your Friend Did What?!?!?!”

    “Your Friend Did What?!?!?!”
    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!                  All of the quotes above resonated with me recently.  Interestingly, there is a great…
  • Feb 24

    SC Foster Care System Rife With Decades-Old Deficiencies, Alleges Recently Filed Class Action Complaint

    SC Foster Care System Rife With Decades-Old Deficiencies, Alleges Recently Filed Class Action Complaint
    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!According to a recently-filed class action lawsuit, South Carolina’s foster care system has a lot to answer for — and the complaint, filed on behalf…
  • Nov 10

    Would You Serve Where You Were Hated?

    Would You Serve Where You Were Hated?
    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!One of the most complicated aspects of the U.S’s foreign policy in the ‘50s and ‘60s had to do with its uber enemy of the time – the…
Rank this Week: 1257

Child Custody Blog

Child Custody Blog

Covers child custody, divorce, and family law matters.

http://www.childcustodycoach.com/blog
  • Nov 27

    Disability and Child Custody - Are Disabled Parent’s Handicapped in Family Court?

    Disability and Child Custody - Are Disabled Parent’s Handicapped in Family Court?
    Parent’s with a disability have been rightfully concerned about whether their disability can effect child custody and visitation. Many states still remain silent on this issue or do not have adequate laws to protect disabled parents in…
  • Nov 26

    What Age Can a Child Decide Which Parent to Live With?

    What Age Can a Child Decide Which Parent to Live With?
    “At what age can a child decide which parent to live with?” This is one of the most frequently asked questions among parents involved in a child custody and visitation situation. It would seem that the answer would be a simple one…
  • Jul 31

    The Coaching Commons Article on The Custody Coach™ by Mark Joyella

    The Coaching Commons Article on The Custody Coach™ by Mark Joyella
    The Custody Coach™: Can a Coach Be an Advocate, Educator and…a Coach? by Mark Joyella You’ve heard of the “coach approach.” But what, exactly, is the Child Custody Coach™ approach? Steven Carlson says he identified the child…
Rank this Week: 1250

International Family Law

International Family Law

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

http://www.internationalfamilylawfirm.com/
  • Jul 1

    Split Circuits: The Grave Risk Exception to the Hague Abduction Convention

    Split Circuits: The Grave Risk Exception to the Hague Abduction Convention
    Jeremy D. MorleyThere is considerable uncertainty in the United States as to whether a respondent in a Hague Abduction Convention case, who asserts the “grave risk” exception as a shield against an order that a wrongfully removed…
  • Jun 19

    Ineffective Access Rights in Japan under Hague Abduction Convention

    Ineffective Access Rights in Japan under Hague Abduction Convention
    Jeremy D. MorleyThere is great misunderstanding about the ability of a parent outside Japan to obtain access to a child in Japan through the Hague Abduction Convention. The Hague Convention contains only one provision (Article 21) concerning…
  • Jun 17

    New “Grave Risk” Hague Abduction Case

    New “Grave Risk” Hague Abduction Case
    Jeremy D. MorleyIn a just-issued opinion on the “grave risk” exception to the Hague Abduction Convention, the Seventh Circuit has affirmed the denial of a Hague return petition based on the district court’s finding of sexual…
Rank this Week: 1435

Minick Law Blog

Minick Law Blog

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

http://www.minicklaw.com/asheville-attorney-blog/
Rank this Week: 1439

Family Law Source

Family Law Source

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

http://www.familylawyerspittsburgh.com/blog/
  • Jun 23

    Emotional Connection Does Not Guarantee Award of Marital Residence

    Emotional Connection Does Not Guarantee Award of Marital Residence
    According to the old saying, “possession is nine-tenths of the law.” Perhaps that’s true in some context, but in a Pennsylvania divorce decision that was recently published by the Superior Court, possession of a marital home…
  • Jun 14

    Market Risk in Dividing Retirement Assets upon Divorce

    Market Risk in Dividing Retirement Assets upon Divorce
    Divorcing spouses in Pennsylvania might be well-advised to consider the risks associated with various retirement vehicles, as they decide which assets to retain or divide in equitable distribution.  A recent non-precedential decision of…
  • Apr 30

    Spousal Support of Foreign Nationals – The I-864

    Spousal Support of Foreign Nationals – The I-864
    Back in 2012, I reported on a Pennsylvania Superior Court case, Love v. Love, in which Pennsylvania recognized a support obligation arising from sponsorship of a foreign national spouse.  Now, the ABA Family Law Quarterly has published…
Rank this Week: 1322

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/
  • Jun 22

    Divorce and Bankruptcy in Florida

    Divorce and Bankruptcy in Florida
    Separation and Bankruptcy in Florida: Can I file without my spouse if we are separated? In addition to being emotionally draining for most people, divorces can cause a myriad of issues with the most substantial problems being financial…
  • Jun 16

    Establishing Paternity in Florida

    Establishing Paternity in Florida
    In Florida, the biological fathers of children born out of wedlock have few, or no rights, regarding the children until the court establishes paternity.  Florida Statute 744.301 makes a child’s mother the natural guardian when a…
  • Jun 2

    Child Custody and Time Sharing Battles in Florida Divorce

    Child Custody and Time Sharing Battles in Florida Divorce
    Child custody and time sharing battles in Florida divorces are always stressful situations for the people involved.  Jacksonville divorce lawyers and custody lawyers zealously represent clients who each want something different when it…
Rank this Week: 1406

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/
  • Jun 4

    Former divorce lawyer offers frank advice on legal fees, client conduct

    Former divorce lawyer offers frank advice on legal fees, client conduct
    Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “How much does it cost to get divorced, and how does the billing process work?”   Elura Nanos bills herself as an author, a television personality, an…
  • Jun 2

    Prenuptial agreements valuable for owners of special, unique businesse

    Prenuptial agreements valuable for owners of special, unique businesse
    Charlotte Divorce Attorney Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question ” Are overtime, bonuses, and commissions included in calculating child support?”   If you love your business as much as your…
  • May 28

    Surprising links found between chores, work, commute times, friendship, divorce

    Surprising links found between chores, work, commute times, friendship, divorce
    Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “Can any attorney help me with my family law needs in North Carolina?”   Splitting household chores equally seemed like a good idea at the time, but that was…
Rank this Week: 1352

Family Law & Divorce Information…

Family Law & Divorce Information in Houston, Texas

By Busby & Associates.

http://busby-lee.com/familylawblog
  • May 28

    Protective Orders In Texas Against Family Violence

    Protective Orders In Texas Against Family Violence
    MichaelTexas Family Code provides protection against family violence committed by a family member as well as by an outsider who has/had a relationship with the petitioner. Protective order, also known as restraining order in some states, is a…
  • May 24

    Child custody jury trial

    Child custody jury trial
    Michael BusbyChild custody jury trial Child custody litigation is arguably one of the most stressful aspects of a family law case. In most states, child custody trials are heard by a judge as opposed to a jury; Texas is the only state…
  • May 23

    Getting texts off your phone for trial

    Getting texts off your phone for trial
    Michael BusbyGetting texts off your phone for trial Judges and Juries will not usually read the texts from your phone.  It is always best to print out the texts and offer the paper version into evidence.  Also, offering and getting…
Rank this Week: 1527

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/
  • May 23

    Conduct not to level of stalking to support protection order

    Conduct not to level of stalking to support protection order
    Recent Case:  Respondent’s conduct did not rise to the level of stalking to support an order of protection. Respondent appeals from the judgment of the trial court granting a full order of protection in favor of Petitioner. …
  • May 4

    Domestic Partnership does not constitute marriage for termination of spousal support (aka alimony)

    Domestic Partnership does not constitute marriage for termination of spousal support (aka alimony)
    Recent case: Missouri law states that remarriage terminates spousal support unless expressly agreed or ordered otherwise. Domestic partnership does not qualify for this purpose. Ex-Husband appeals the circuit court’s judgment denying…
  • Apr 27

    No spousal support (alimony) award that leaves paying spouse negative income

    No spousal support (alimony) award that leaves paying spouse negative income
    Recent Case: Trial Court error in awarding Wife spousal support amount that left Husband with negative budget, Court must also consider Wife’s ability to contribute Husband appeals from the trial Court’s judgment awarding $1,000…
Rank this Week: 1494

Minnesota Divorce and Family Law…

Minnesota Divorce and Family Law Blog

Covers parenting, alimony, child support, divorce and more. By Gerald O. Williams.

http://divorcelawyermn.com/minnesota-divorce-blog/
  • May 17

    New Best Interest Factors Signed Into Law

    New Best Interest Factors Signed Into Law
    The Minnesota legislature handed a bill to Governor Dayton, which he signed on May 15, 2015, which promulgates new best interest factors for family courts to consider in child custody proceedings. They are as follows: (1) a child’s…
  • Apr 16

    Should Minnesota Change How Child Support is Calculated?

    Should Minnesota Change How Child Support is Calculated?
    There is change in the air, as it pertains to calculating child support in Minnesota. Currently, child support is calculated based upon the combined income of two parents, and a computation of fixed child support based upon each…
  • Jan 14

    Irretrievable Breakdown of the Marriage

    Irretrievable Breakdown of the Marriage
    When petitioning for a divorce in Minnesota, the requesting party must assert under oath that there has been an “irretrievable breakdown of the marriage.”  That is to say, the marriage cannot be saved. There is no need for…
Rank this Week: 1438

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: 1519

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/
  • Jul 1

    GAY MARRIAGE IN WISCONSIN

    GAY MARRIAGE IN WISCONSIN
    The attorneys and staff at Wessel, Lehker, & Fumelle add our voices to the joyful choir welcoming the United States Supreme Court's decision in Obergefell v. Hodges that the right to marry is a fundamental constitutional right which…
  • Jun 24

    VENUE IN WISCONSIN: POST-JUDGMENT MOTIONS REGARDING CHILD CUSTODY AND PLACEMENT, CHILD SUPPORT, AND MAINTENANCE

    VENUE IN WISCONSIN: POST-JUDGMENT MOTIONS REGARDING CHILD CUSTODY AND PLACEMENT, CHILD SUPPORT, AND MAINTENANCE
    Venue and motions to change venue in Wisconsin courts are governed by the statutes found at Wis. Stats. § 801.50 through § 801.64. Those statutes apply to family law cases through §767.201 and the related residency requirements…
  • May 21

    WISCONSIN PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENTS: PROVISIONS REGARDING SPOUSAL SUPPORT (MAINTENANCE, ALIMONY) AT DIVORCE.

    WISCONSIN PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENTS: PROVISIONS REGARDING SPOUSAL SUPPORT (MAINTENANCE, ALIMONY) AT DIVORCE.
    Last year, in the context of divorce, we blogged about enforcement of and challenges to the property division provisions of a marital property agreement, or prenup. Under Wisconsin law, courts must presume that these provisions are valid and…
Rank this Week: 1743

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/
  • Jun 29

    An Historic Look at Divorce Rates in the United State

    An Historic Look at Divorce Rates in the United State
    People love to refer to statistical trends in marriage and divorce rates in the United States, even when those rates are not based on actual surveys and data but merely rumors and unsubstantiated hearsay. We often hear that the divorce rate…
  • Jun 25

    Talking to Children About Divorce

    Talking to Children About Divorce
    Many people know they are not happy in their marriage and want to get a divorce. However, they decided to stay together for the sake of the children. While this may seem like the only way to make the best of a bad situation, it might actually…
  • Jun 22

    Arnold Schwarzenegger Discusses Divorce

    Arnold Schwarzenegger Discusses Divorce
    Arnold Schwarzenegger has being going around the country and appearing on various media outlets to promote his latest movie, “Terminator Genisys.” While most of the interviews focused on the movie, his interview on the Howard…
Rank this Week: 1784

Family Law Topics

Family Law Topics

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

http://www.familylawtopics.com/
  • Jun 29

    Supreme Court Finds Fundamental Right to Same-Sex Marriage

    Supreme Court Finds Fundamental Right to Same-Sex Marriage
    On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court released Obergefell v. Hodges, a landmark decision requiring all states to allow same-sex couples to marry. The decision was released on the second anniversary of United States v. Windsor, which struck down…
  • May 26

    Couches, Lamps and Ashtray

    Couches, Lamps and Ashtray
    Most attorneys put off the resolution of personal property division to the end of the case. Unfortunately, waiting until the end of the case sometimes allows for the parties’ residual anger and resentment to be focused on what otherwise…
  • May 18

    WARNING: Facebook is Not Private, Especially in Divorce Litigation

    WARNING: Facebook is Not Private, Especially in Divorce Litigation
    Facebook is perhaps the largest and, at least among adults, the most frequently used social networking site.  Users willingly and regularly post information regarding friends, hobbies, locations, relationship status, likes/dislikes,…
Rank this Week: 1654

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Covers divorce and family law in Illinois.

http://www.divorce-attorney-illinois.com/
  • Jun 22

    The ICWA and Illinois: The Ins and Outs of Parental Rights for American Indian Children

    The ICWA and Illinois: The Ins and Outs of Parental Rights for American Indian Children
    When it comes to parental rights, Illinois, along with other states, hold that that these rights are fundamental in our society. There are significant number of protections that have been put into place to protect parents from any government…
  • Jun 15

    Divorce Financing: The New, Great Divorce Equalizer

    Divorce Financing: The New, Great Divorce Equalizer
    The old adage states that money can be a great equalizer. Those who are in the middle of a divorce are definitely able to attest to that claim, especially when it comes to divorce proceedings. In many cases, in divorce proceedings, or in…
  • Jun 8

    Study Reveals That Children in Shared Custody Situation Are Less Stressed than Children in a One-Parent Home

    Study Reveals That Children in Shared Custody Situation Are Less Stressed than Children in a One-Parent Home
    When determining what would be the best for your children when you and your spouse have decided to split, there are a variety of child custody arrangements that can be discussed and put into place. Many psychologists have wondered about the…
Rank this Week: 1832

Rochester Family Lawyer Blog

Rochester Family Lawyer Blog

Covers child support, domestic relations, and family law in New York. By Alexander Korotkin.

http://rochesterfamilylawyer.korotkinlaw.com
  • Jun 13

    Allocation of Child Care Costs in Child Support Case

    Allocation of Child Care Costs in Child Support Case
    Under New York law, child support consists of two elements: “basic” child support and the “add-ons.”  Domestic Relations Law §240 (1-b)(c)(4) and Domestic Relations Law §240 (1-b)(c)(6) provide that when…
  • Jun 1

    Terminating Spousal Support Provisions After Divorce Due to Change In Circumstance

    Terminating Spousal Support Provisions After Divorce Due to Change In Circumstance
    In New York, spousal support, also sometimes referred to as “alimony” or “spousal maintenance” can be granted in a divorce case to either spouse by the court pursuant to Domestic Relations Law §236.…
  • May 10

    Service of Divorce Summons Over Facebook

    Service of Divorce Summons Over Facebook
    As the world is changing with emerging technologies, the courts are starting to accept new technologies and social media. In a recent decision, Baidoo v. Blood-Dzraku, 2015 NY Slip Op 25096 (Sup. Ct. New York Co. 2015), the court permitted…
Rank this Week: 1715

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/
  • May 18

    Guardian ad Litem Reports are Confidential

    Guardian ad Litem Reports are Confidential
    After you receive the GAL report and read it, your first instinct might be to share the document with family, friends and perhaps professionals such as therapists or teachers. It is important to hold back on this urge because the GAL report…
  • Feb 10

    Lessons from the Superbowl on Co-Parenting

    Lessons from the Superbowl on Co-Parenting
    A court will look to many factors under RSA 461-A:6 when making an initial determination of parental rights and responsibilities. Provided that each parent is capable of providing a safe, loving home, one of the most important…
  • Jan 15

    Spenard: Voluntary Unemployment, Financial Affidavits and Post-Trial Evidence

    Spenard: Voluntary Unemployment, Financial Affidavits and Post-Trial Evidence
    In the Matter of Susan Spenard and David Spenard was decided on October 17, 2014 The Facts Husband and Wife married in 1998. During the marriage the Husband worked in real estate and owned several businesses and the Wife worked as an…
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Virginia Family Law

Virginia Family Law

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

http://www.familylawva.com/
  • May 4

    Increasing Your Spouse’s Income For Support Purpose

    Increasing Your Spouse’s Income For Support Purpose
    Vocational Expert H. Gray Broughton Introduction H. Gray Broughton is an incredibly useful Vocational Expert (VE) in a Virginia divorce case. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Broughton Associates, Incorporated (a Vocational Rehabilitation…
  • Apr 30

    Cognitive Dissonance and Virginia Divorce

    Cognitive Dissonance and Virginia Divorce
      Cognitive Dissonance and Virginia Divorce:  Upon the recommendation of a friend, I recently finished reading a fascinating book written by Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson called Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me): Why we Justify…
  • Apr 29

    Virginia Family Law for Non-Family Law Lawyer

    Virginia Family Law for Non-Family Law Lawyer
    WHAT ALL VIRGINIA ATTORNEYS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT DOMESTIC RELATIONS LAW by Jason A. Weis & Grant T. Moher Curran Moher Weis, PC 10300 Eaton Place, Suite 520 Fairfax, Virginia 22030 571-328-5020 www.curranmoher.com As of January 1, 2013 I.…
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Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

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

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

    WHAT IS SUPERVISED VISITATION?

    WHAT IS SUPERVISED VISITATION?
    Santa Rosa supervised visitation attorney blog. According to California law, parents should have frequent and continuous contact with their minor children during the separation process and after their divorce is finalized. However, the law…
  • Apr 20

    How Are Spousal Support Payments Calculated in a California Divorce

    How Are Spousal Support Payments Calculated in a California Divorce
    How are spousal support payments calculated in a California divorce? Ending a marriage can affect almost every aspect of your life, including your financial stability. In many relationships, one party chooses to forgo education or pursuing a…
  • Apr 3

    Certain California Same-Sex Divorce Residency Requirement Exception

    Certain California Same-Sex Divorce Residency Requirement Exception
    Certain California same-sex divorce residency requirement exceptions. Though the right to marry for same-sex couples is quickly expanding throughout the country, there are still a significant number of states that refuse to recognize same-sex…
Rank this Week: 1797

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/
  • Apr 23

    SERVICE OF LEGAL DOCUMENTS ON FACEBOOK? IT HAPPENS IN NEW YORK!!

    SERVICE OF LEGAL DOCUMENTS ON FACEBOOK? IT HAPPENS IN NEW YORK!!
    In case you haven’t heard, a New York judge ordered that a Wife could serve her Husband on Facebook with her divorce documents.  This was only done after the Wife could show that she had no other way to serve Husband, as he had no…
  • Feb 19

    OREGON COUPLE CHARGED WITH MURDER IN INFANT’S STARVATION DEATH

    OREGON COUPLE CHARGED WITH MURDER IN INFANT’S STARVATION DEATH
    As reported by NBC News and the Associated Press, an Oregon couple has been charged with murder after their infant son starved to death, police said. Amanda Hancock, 22, and Stephen Williams Jr., 27, of Glendale, Oregon, were arrested Tuesday…
  • Feb 12

    Cockatoo mimics Fighting Divorcing Couple

    Cockatoo mimics Fighting Divorcing Couple
    In an article in Today Pets, Elaine Sigmon, of Maiden, North Carolina, adopted the melodramatic bird about a month and a half ago. In the market for a new pet, she and her husband, Don, had visited a German shepherd breeder named Neil…
Rank this Week: 1825

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/
  • Apr 20

    Taking the Kids Out of State for Summer Vacation Requires Planning and Agreement

    Taking the Kids Out of State for Summer Vacation Requires Planning and Agreement
    Questions surrounding summer vacation start coming up frequently this time of year.  One of the big and more common questions that arise is the respective parents’ rights to take the kids out of state for summer vacation.  In…
  • Dec 6

    Holiday Travel Often Leads to Child Custody and Time-Sharing Dispute

    Holiday Travel Often Leads to Child Custody and Time-Sharing Dispute
    Travel with the children can, in the absence of a parenting plan that deals with the issue of travel, cause conflict between the parents.  The potential for conflict associated with travel with the children is especially high during the…
  • Dec 3

    Violation of Child Custody During the Holidays has Serious Consequence

    Violation of Child Custody During the Holidays has Serious Consequence
    Child custody disputes get pretty heated during the holidays.  For whatever reason, the holidays bring out the worst in some with respect to the kids. Many times one of the parties will try to change up the parenting plan and holiday…
Rank this Week: 1740

Sanns Mediation World of ADR

Sanns Mediation World of ADR

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

http://sannsmediation.com/wordpress
  • Apr 8

    Balancing the Right to Make a Divorce Agreement Under Domestic Violence

    Balancing the Right to Make a Divorce Agreement Under Domestic Violence
    Public policy in New Jersey has long favored the ability of parties to resolve their disputes (including elements of a divorce and parenting) on their own, so long as the agreements are fair and equitable.  But what happens when domestic…
  • Apr 7

    Divorce via Facebook? Yes, in New York State

    Divorce via Facebook? Yes, in New York State
    “You’ve been served!”  Most of us are aware of that TV phrase.  For most cases, that is how a complaint is “legally” given to a defendant.  It is the official way of putting them on notice they are…
  • Jan 28

    Understanding Family/Divorce Mediation

    Understanding Family/Divorce Mediation
    From the other side of the Atlantic Ocean is a nice presentation on divorce mediation.  Please note that divorce mediation is not free in NJ.   No related posts.
Rank this Week: 1827

Colorado Springs Divorce Attorney…

Colorado Springs Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers divorce, military divorce, child custody and legal separation in Colorado. By Gasper Law Group.

http://www.coloradospringsdivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 28

    COMMON LAW MARRIAGE: YOU DIDN’T OFFICIALLY SAY “I DO”, BUT DID YOU?

    COMMON LAW MARRIAGE: YOU DIDN’T OFFICIALLY SAY “I DO”, BUT DID YOU?
    By Christopher M. Nicolaysen Attorney At Law The Gasper Law Group, PLLC The State of Colorado recognizes marriages in two ways. The first way is getting married in such a way that you meet all of the statutory requirements for marriage. The…
  • Nov 10

    When Is a Civil Union Not a Marriage? When You’re Trying to Get Divorced!

    When Is a Civil Union Not a Marriage? When You’re Trying to Get Divorced!
    By Carrie E. Kelly Managing Attorney, Domestic Relations Division The Gasper Law Group, PLLC When Colorado began allowing same sex couples to enter into a civil union, there was a general attempt to extend similar benefits and protections to…
  • Sep 24

    Divorce – Child Support In Colorado

    Divorce – Child Support In Colorado
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The Dallas Divorce Blog

The Dallas Divorce Blog

Unravels the tangled world of Divorce and Family Law in Texas. By Chris Schmiedeke.

http://chrislawyerblog.com
  • Feb 9

    February 2015 and the Texas Standard Possession Order

    February 2015 and the Texas Standard Possession Order
    I hope everyone is having a happy New Year!  We are almost to February, so let’s see what we have on tap for standard visitation this month under the Texas standard possession order. For practice, let’s all pull out our…
  • Jan 20

    January 2015 and the Standard Possession Order in Texa

    January 2015 and the Standard Possession Order in Texa
    Happy New Year!  Let’s see when you get to celebrate with your kids In January of the New Year. Your standard weekend possession periods this month will depend a bit on when the kids go back to school after the winter holiday.…
  • Dec 19

    Divorce Mediation and Pro Se Partie

    Divorce Mediation and Pro Se Partie
    Many people choose to represent themselves in their divorces to save on attorney’s fees  and court costs. They are called pro se litigants; pro se means – representing yourself. This choice is becoming…
Rank this Week: 1607

Maryland Lawyer Blog

Maryland Lawyer Blog

Covers consumer protection law, appeals, and family law. By the Law Office of Jason Ostendorf LLC.

http://www.ostendorflaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    What To Do After a Car Accident

    What To Do After a Car Accident
    Steps To Take After A Car Accident Check Your Passengers. Make sure your passengers are not injured. Call 911 immediately for medical assistance if you or any passengers are injured. Call the Police. Always call the police and request an…
  • Jan 21

    Maryland Personal Injury Lawyer

    Maryland Personal Injury Lawyer
    Accidents happen, and a Maryland personal injury lawyer can help. A personal injury case seeks to determine four essential issues: who was at fault, should that person have known to act more reasonably, did the failure to act reasonably lead…
  • Jun 26

    How To Find Hidden Assets In A High-Income Divorce

    How To Find Hidden Assets In A High-Income Divorce
    Uncovering hidden assets is the bane of attorneys handling high income divorce cases. Any lawyer can use interrogatories and a request for production of documents, spot issues from facts and construct an argument that advances the…
Rank this Week: 1790

Law Blog

Law Blog

By Foreman & Caraciolo, P.C.

http://www.theharrisburglawyers.com/law-blog/
  • May 9

    Do Grandparents have Standing to Pursue Custody of a Grandchild?

    Do Grandparents have Standing to Pursue Custody of a Grandchild?
    Does Grandmother who has been involved in her Grandchild’s life since birth, who has been a babysitter and substantially aided in raising the child, including periods when the Mother and Child lived with her, but has not had custody of…
  • May 8

    Pennsylvania State Police Lack Standing to Pursue SORNA Appeal

    Pennsylvania State Police Lack Standing to Pursue SORNA Appeal
    The Pennsylvania State Police filed seventy-three (73) appeals to the Superior Court after the Commonwealth and defendants in those cases entered into negotiated plea agreements which would alter registration requirements the defendants would…
  • May 8

    Can you Legally Spank your Children in Pennsylvania?

    Can you Legally Spank your Children in Pennsylvania?
    Our Commonwealth has long recognized the parental right to use corporal punishment.  This parental right is specifically protected by statute and specifies that the use of force on a minor is justified if that person is either the parent…
Rank this Week: 1550

The Family Law Gazette

The Family Law Gazette

Covers family law, child custody, and divorce.

http://familylawgazette.com
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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: 1573

Songy Law Blog

Songy Law Blog

Covers Mississippi law. By Joseph D. Songy.

http://songylaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 19

    Guest Post: 5 Biggest Attorney Job Search Mistake

    Guest Post: 5 Biggest Attorney Job Search Mistake
    One of the defining moments of an individual in any industry is getting employment to a position that they like and one that is well rewarding. To get such a position, a person has to invest in conducting a proper … Continue reading…
  • Mar 14

    Guest Post: Legal Rights and Damages in Construction Accident

    Guest Post: Legal Rights and Damages in Construction Accident
    Although construction companies are required to ensure that every construction site is free from potential danger through routine inspections with safety engineers and safety programs, construction site accidents lead to thousands of injuries…
  • Mar 4

    Clients and Social Media: The Danger

    Clients and Social Media: The Danger
    Social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, have undoubtedly become a part of our culture. Posting information online can be a way for you to express political views, personal achievements, distaste for your employers, and your…
Rank this Week: 1622

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Attorney O's Midnight Musings: Connecticut Law

Covers Connecticut divorce, criminal and probate law. By Irene C. Olszewski.

http://ireneolszewski.com/ctlawblog
  • Jan 24

    Why Lawyers Choose Specific Practice Area

    Why Lawyers Choose Specific Practice Area
    I receive numerous calls every day from people with legal issues who are looking for a lawyer to advise them and possibly represent them in court.  There’s nothing unusual about that.  This is a law office, after…
  • Jan 23

    3 Divorce Options in Connecticut

    3 Divorce Options in Connecticut
    If you are seeking divorce in the State of Connecticut, you have 3 options available to you:  litigation, collaborative divorce or mediation. These are the procedures by which your divorce will be filed with the Superior Court and…
  • Jan 21

    President Barack Obama’s 2013 Inaugural Addre

    President Barack Obama’s 2013 Inaugural Addre
    Barack Obama was sworn in today for his second term as President of the United States.  For those who missed his inaugural address, here’s the video. The full text follows. THE PRESIDENT:  Vice President Biden, Mr. Chief…
Rank this Week: 1781

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

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  • Oct 5

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Rank this Week: 1695

Prop 8 On Trial

Prop 8 On Trial

Daily reports from the same-sex marriage trial by Berkeley Law students

http://prop8.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Sep 5

    Perry v. Schwarzenegger becomes Perry v. Brown

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    The same Perry attorneys head back to court Tuesday, but their arguments will appear under a new docket name: Perry v. Brown. In March, the federal courts updated the names of the Perry defendants to reflect California’s newly-elected…
  • May 21

    Civil marriage and its history: Cott as the key to Prop 8?

    Civil marriage and its history: Cott as the key to Prop 8?
    For more than twenty years, Harvard history professor Nancy Cott has studied family, gender, marriage, and citizenship. In 2000, she published Public Vows: A History of Marriage and the Nation, and in 2010, she took the stand in Perry v.…
  • Feb 17

    California Supreme Court to hear standing issue

    California Supreme Court to hear standing issue
    The California Supreme Court announced Wednesday that it would re-enter the legal battle surrounding same-sex marriage and seek to hear further arguments by September. Perry v. Schwarzenegger, the federal lawsuit challenging…
Rank this Week: 1681