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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: 1366

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: 1399

Sam Hasler's Indiana Divorce &…

Sam Hasler's Indiana Divorce & Family Law Blog

Covers child custody, child support and divorce.

http://haslerlaw2.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 21

    For Those Using Free Forms From The Internet

    For Those Using Free Forms From The Internet
    Be careful of what you get. I have said this before but not quite as well as Wiggin & Nourie, P.A. does with its Is LegalZoom Legal?
  • Mar 20

    Prenuptial Agreements Are Good For Family Businesse

    Prenuptial Agreements Are Good For Family Businesse
    If you have a family business then read the following from The Williston Herald, Family roles play a part in farm operation, succession A family death brings questions about new roles: "To help deal with in-laws, Hanson is now a firm believer…
  • Mar 19

    Why Estate Planning?

    Why Estate Planning?
    Give Allinotte Law Office's Do you want to deal with this now or let your family deal with it later? a read. I think the article points out a few things not usually thought of when thinking of estate planning. Both the things needing…
Rank this Week: 1447

Divorce: New York

Divorce: New York

By Neil Cahn, PLLC.

http://www.divorceny.com/
  • Jul 20

    Child Support and the New Job: Heads You Win; Tails I Lose

    Child Support and the New Job: Heads You Win; Tails I Lose
    A parent’s decision to take one step back to later take several steps forward will not prejudice the child while the plan plays out. So held the Appellate Division, Second Department, in its July 2, 2014 decision in Bustamante v.…
  • Jul 7

    Being Bound by Statements in Tax Returns and Court Paper

    Being Bound by Statements in Tax Returns and Court Paper
    “Estoppel” is the principle that precludes a person from asserting something contrary to that inconsistent with a previous statement, position or ruling. Two decisions last month bringing the principal and to focus. First,…
  • Jun 30

    The Divorce Life Insurance Trust

    The Divorce Life Insurance Trust
    A court may order that life insurance be maintained to secure the payment of child or spousal support or the payout of a distributive award. It is not to be an award in an of itself. Its purpose is not to create an additional fund on the…
Rank this Week: 1614

Domestic Diversions

Domestic Diversions

Covers relationships, families and family law.

http://domesticdiversions.com
  • Jul 20

    Top 5 admissions: Are you trying to kill your children?

    Top 5 admissions: Are you trying to kill your children?
    CNN’s Kelly Wallace shows how many otherwise good parents admit to choices that put their kids at risk of serious injury and death.
  • Jul 13

    Spilling your guts and other concerns when preparing for divorce

    Spilling your guts and other concerns when preparing for divorce
    Kim Komando adds 5 things to your To Do List when a divorce is coming, as well as an opening warning to think twice before posting to social media. In the column, Komando has tips regarding passwords, social media profiles, personal…
  • Jul 5

    Favors make the world go around: “Social wheels” and relationship

    Favors make the world go around: “Social wheels” and relationship
    Psychology Today included an item from Susan Krauss Whitbourne’s blog, entitled “How to Ask For a Favor.” She offered 7 specific situations commonly involving opportunities for favors, and she identified 4 core…
Rank this Week: 1501

NJ Family Legal Blog

NJ Family Legal Blog

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

http://njfamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 17

    ABA BLAWG 100 – PLEASE NOMINATE THE NEW JERSEY FAMILY LEGAL BLOG

    ABA BLAWG 100 – PLEASE NOMINATE THE NEW JERSEY FAMILY LEGAL BLOG
    We have been writing the New Jersey Family Legal Blog since 2008.  The writing has been a labor of love for us and has been very well received.  Aside from the satisfaction of seeing that thousands of people read the blog each…
  • Jul 9

    THE DAY “DADDY” BECAME “DAD” – CHILDHOOD GOES BY QUICKLY

    THE DAY “DADDY” BECAME “DAD” – CHILDHOOD GOES BY QUICKLY
    I experienced a bittersweet moment this weekend.  My family was away for the holiday weekend (the weekend before my daughter’s 11th birthday), and she had a friend with her.  All of a sudden, gone was “daddy” only…
  • Jul 1

    A CHANGE IS GONNA COME – NEW JERSEY LEGISLATURE OVERWHELMINGLY PASSES ALIMONY REFORM BILL

    A CHANGE IS GONNA COME – NEW JERSEY LEGISLATURE OVERWHELMINGLY PASSES ALIMONY REFORM BILL
    After almost three years of legislative discussions, negotiations, arguments, and the like, alimony reform is coming to New Jersey in what is turning out to be light speed.  Late last week, the New Jersey State Assembly unanimously…
Rank this Week: 1472

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/
  • Jul 16

    Norberg v. Norberg: Alimony Cannot Be Waived By Agreement

    Norberg v. Norberg: Alimony Cannot Be Waived By Agreement
    When negotiating a settlement, it is important to keep in mind that New Hampshire law does not allow parties to waive future alimony. The 1994 case of Norberg v. Norberg is controlling. It explains that although property…
  • Jul 9

    In Re Lyon: Extension or Renewal of Alimony to be Made as Justice Require

    In Re Lyon: Extension or Renewal of Alimony to be Made as Justice Require
    On May 30, 2014, the New Hampshire Supreme Court issued an opinion In the Matter of Lyon. This decision clarifies the standard to be applied in requests to extend or renew alimony.  The Facts Husband and Wife divorced in May 2007. They…
  • Apr 7

    Unmarried Parents Get Equal Protection for New Hampshire Appeal

    Unmarried Parents Get Equal Protection for New Hampshire Appeal
    Miller v. Todd, a parenting case between two parties who were never married, raised the issue of whether Supreme Court Rule 3 is unconstitutional because it treats married and unmarried parents differently for the purposes of an appeal to the…
Rank this Week: 1539

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
  • Jul 5

    Standard of Living, Diminished Income, Spousal Maintenance and Child Support

    Standard of Living, Diminished Income, Spousal Maintenance and Child Support
    The courts in New York have had some difficulty dealing with situations were a claim of recently diminished income has been presented to the court in response to a temporary spousal support application. In most situations, the courts would…
  • May 3

    Updates to New York’s Child Support Standards Chart

    Updates to New York’s Child Support Standards Chart
    According to the Child Support Standards Chart, prepared by New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, Division of Child Support Enforcement, and released March 12, 2014, the 2014 poverty income guideline amount for a…
  • May 3

    Surrogacy and Adoption

    Surrogacy and Adoption
    One area where New York still lags behind other states has to do with surrogacy contracts. New York does not recognize surrogacy contracts statutorily since it deems the underlying surrogacy contracts to be against public policy, and they are…
Rank this Week: 1627

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber,…

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber, PLLC

Covers bankruptcy, family law, foreclosure, and real estate law in New York.

http://vaughnweberlaw.com
  • Jul 4

    NY’s Aggravated Harassment Unconstitutional

    NY’s Aggravated Harassment Unconstitutional
    Part of NY’s Aggravated Harassment in the Second Degree ruled unconstitutional On May 13, 2014, in People v. Golb, the NY Court of Appeals struck down Section 1 of NY’s Aggravated Harassment in the Second Degree as…
  • Jul 4

    Can police search your cell phone?

    Can police search your cell phone?
    Maybe. Riley v. California – “The Cell Phone Case” On June 25, 2014, the United States Supreme Court decided the case of Riley v. California. In a unanimous decision the Supreme Court held that “police generally may…
  • Jun 14

    Serious Injury Threshold in Personal Injury Case

    Serious Injury Threshold in Personal Injury Case
    Often times in Personal Injury cases, the injury itself becomes an issue.  Not all injuries are sufficiently damaging to be considered “serious” under New York Insurance Law, section 5102(d).   The facts of each…
Rank this Week: 1482

Massachusetts Divorce & Family…

Massachusetts Divorce & Family Law Blog

Covers current issues in Massachusetts divorce and family law. By Steven Ballard.

http://massachusettsfamilylaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1613

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: 1644

Kevin Hickey Law Blog

Kevin Hickey Law Blog

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

http://kevinhickeylaw.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Sep 26

    Alaska Anyone? (Part I)

    Alaska Anyone? (Part I)
    For years I have heard from people about the lures of Alaska.  From those that have taken cruises there.  From those that have travelled there to fish.  From those that have travelled there to view the landscapes and the…
  • Sep 26

    What’s Venue, and Why Should You Care?

    What’s Venue, and Why Should You Care?
    In any litigation, including divorce cases, one of the first decisions that must be made is where to file the case. Even when both parties reside in the same state, different courts might have the legal authority to hear the case –…
Rank this Week: 1537

Attorney O's Midnight Musings:…

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: 1659

Representing Victims of Domestic…

Representing Victims of Domestic Violence: An Attorney's Perspective

Attempt to capture the thoughts and experiences of an attorney with almost no experience in this area of law, representing victims of domestic violence By the Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

http://legalresourcenetwork.org/wordpress/
  • Sep 6

    Lower Court Improperly Canceled Husband’s Maintenance and Support Arrear

    Lower Court Improperly Canceled Husband’s Maintenance and Support Arrear
    LiGreci v LiGreci 2011 NY Slip Op 06371 Decided on August 30, 2011 Appellate Division, Second Department  Wife appealed from the decison of the supreme court to terminate husband’s child support and maintenance obligations and cancel all…
  • Aug 19

    Father Neglects Child By Abusing Mother

    Father Neglects Child By Abusing Mother
    Matter of Ajay Sumert D. v Vijay Anand D. 2011 NY Slip Op 06264 Decided on August 16, 2011 Appellate Division, Second Department After a hearing in a child protective proceeding, the family court found that father had neglected the child,…
  • Aug 19

    Insurance Broker Turned Convict Gets Equitable Distribution, Pays Child Support

    Insurance Broker Turned Convict Gets Equitable Distribution, Pays Child Support
    Cabral v Cabral 2011 NY Slip Op 06242 Decided on August 16, 2011 Appellate Division, Second Department
Rank this Week: 1633

The Child Support Web

The Child Support Web

Offers news and views on child support and child support enforcement.

http://www.childsupportweb.com/index.php
Rank this Week: 1505

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 22

    The Hague Abduction Convention in South Africa

    The Hague Abduction Convention in South Africa
    The following are excerpts, without footnotes, of an article published in the Judges’ Newsletter on International Child Protection Vol. XX, Summer – Autumn 2013.The full article is available on the website of the Hague Conference…
  • Jul 21

    The Hague Abduction Convention in Paraguay

    The Hague Abduction Convention in Paraguay
    The following are excerpts, without footnotes, of an article published in the Judges’ Newsletter on International Child Protection Vol. XX, Summer – Autumn 2013.The full article is available on the website of the Hague Conference…
  • Jul 18

    The Hague Abduction Convention in Panama

    The Hague Abduction Convention in Panama
    The following are excerpts, without footnotes, of an article published in the Judges’ Newsletter on International Child Protection Vol. XX, Summer – Autumn 2013.The full article is available on the website of the Hague Conference…
Rank this Week: 1938

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/
  • Jul 22

    Rule 11 agreements are revocable before judgment is rendered

    Rule 11 agreements are revocable before judgment is rendered
    A point of confusion for many in the family law context is the viability of a rule 11 agreement to settle an issue or a whole case.  Rule 11 of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure provides that an agreement between lawyers in a case is…
  • Jul 16

    Becoming a Partner -- Ownership Interest in Divorce

    Becoming a Partner -- Ownership Interest in Divorce
    I was asked recently about whether becoming a partner in a professional company creates community or separate property.  The Husband worked for a firm prior to marriage and shortly before the marriage was offered a partnership interest…
  • Jul 9

    Strategy in Asset Divisions - Do's and Don't

    Strategy in Asset Divisions - Do's and Don't
    One asset does not always equal another asset, even if the values are identical. One reason for this may be based on the personal situation of each spouse.  For example, one spouse may have a greater need for cash in the short run, where…
Rank this Week: 1918

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
  • Jul 21

    Is Involuntary Military Separation Pay Marital Property?

    Is Involuntary Military Separation Pay Marital Property?
    On rare occasions, the US military will terminate a service member involuntarily. It rarely happens, but it is considered an honorable discharge and the service member is given a severance package. The service member does not receive any…
  • Jul 17

    Legal Father vs. Biological Father

    Legal Father vs. Biological Father
    When a child is born during a marriage, there is a presumption of legitimacy. It is presumed that the husband of the marriage is the father is the child. This is often true even if it can be proven that the husband is not the biological…
  • Jul 15

    Therapist Client Privilege with a Child Patient

    Therapist Client Privilege with a Child Patient
    One thing that is often argued over in family law cases - both initial divorces, and post-judgment matters - is whether both parents should be able to review mental health and psychological records of a child. A situation sometimes occurs…
Rank this Week: 1726

Dallas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Dallas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Texas family law issues. By Guest & Gray.

http://www.dallasdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 16

    What’s the Law in Texas on Challenging Mediated Settlement Agreements?

    What’s the Law in Texas on Challenging Mediated Settlement Agreements?
    In Texas, if a mediated settlement agreement is properly executed you cannot challenge it.  Texas Family Code Section 153.0071(d) and (e) mandate that courts shall issue an order in compliance with a mediated settlement agreement. …
  • Jul 15

    Can I Fix an Error in a Final Decree or Order?

    Can I Fix an Error in a Final Decree or Order?
    If you have a final decree or final order in a family law case with an obvious mistake from what the trial court ordered or the parties agreed, you can get it fixed through what is called a Nunc Pro Tunc.  The key is that this mistake…
  • Jul 3

    Should You Sign a Waiver of Service?

    Should You Sign a Waiver of Service?
    Your spouse has filed for divorce but tells you that you guys can agree on everything and that you do not need an attorney.  They also tell you that you do not even have to be served by process server but instead that you can sign a…
Rank this Week: 1673

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: 1855

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: 1829

Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer Blog

Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, child custody, and child support in Florida. By Wolf, Atter & Wolf, P.A.

http://www.jacksonvilledivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 1

    Florida Alimony and Proposed Legislative Changes for 2013

    Florida Alimony and Proposed Legislative Changes for 2013
    Florida marriages lasting longer than sixteen (16) years may result in an award of permanent alimony if the spouses decide to divorce. Over recent years the debate of alimony in Florida has been at the forefront of legislative session. The…
  • Feb 26

    What Is the Harm in Doing Your Own Divorce in Florida?

    What Is the Harm in Doing Your Own Divorce in Florida?
    The world of, "do it yourself," has become far easier over the years with the invention of the internet. People now walk into doctors' offices and tell the doctor what their diagnosis is and what medication to prescribe. The same is true…
  • Feb 22

    Establishing Paternity of a Child in Florida: Establishing Parental Rights and Visitation

    Establishing Paternity of a Child in Florida: Establishing Parental Rights and Visitation
    In recent years, the rules and laws regarding paternity actions in Florida have changed. Paternity cases generally establishes a father’s parental rights to a child in Florida; however, if the paternity case is brought by the Florida…
Rank this Week: 1766

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: 1728

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

    Perry v. Schwarzenegger becomes Perry v. Brown
    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: 1875

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/
  • Jul 22

    California Divorce 101

    California Divorce 101
    The practice of divorce law can be a complicated process; however, family law can be boiled down to the following basic areas: property division; child custody and visitation, support, credits and reimbursements, and attorney fees and…
  • Jul 21

    Pamela Anderson Divorces Same Person for a Second Time!

    Pamela Anderson Divorces Same Person for a Second Time!
    Looks like the second go around didn't work out for former Baywatch star, Pamela Anderson, and husband Rick Salomon. The couple married for the first time in 2007 and were together only a couple of months before getting an annulment. Then…
  • Jul 16

    Statutes of Limitations between Spouse

    Statutes of Limitations between Spouse
    Prior to marriage, it is not uncommon for people to incur debts or obligations to their significant others. For example, in a long term relationship a boyfriend might loan his girlfriend money for a down payment on a new car or money for car…
Rank this Week: 1981

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

Covers family law in South Carolina.

http://www.scfamilylaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 22

    South Carolina Child Support Guidelines Updated

    South Carolina Child Support Guidelines Updated
    The South Carolina Child Support Guidelines have been updated as of July 1, 2014. This marks the first update to our guidelines since 2006, and it includes four significant changes: 1. The combined monthly income of the parties has been…
  • Jul 21

    Sealing Family Court Records in South Carolina

    Sealing Family Court Records in South Carolina
    One politician in Washington State is finding himself the target of an especially brutal ad campaign by an opponent. Instead of the typical competitive political digs, these ads contain selections of damaging personal information found…
  • Jul 18

    Desertion as a Ground for Divorce in South Carolina

    Desertion as a Ground for Divorce in South Carolina
    When your relationship has soured to the point that you are considering filing for divorce, it is understandable how someone would want to get out of the house as fast as possible. Leaving and living elsewhere happens all the time as couples…
Rank this Week: 2108

Family-In-Law

Family-In-Law

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

http://family-in-law.com/
  • Jul 22

    Social Media’s Effect on Marriage

    Social Media’s Effect on Marriage
    In a new study out in the journal Computers in Human Behavior, Sebastián Valenzuela, Daniel Halpern, and James E. Katz have found a correlation between marital dissatisfaction ... The post Social Media’s Effect on…
  • Jul 21

    Can You Be Fired For Getting Divorced?

    Can You Be Fired For Getting Divorced?
    Can you be fired for getting divorced? Not in New Jersey, at least not anymore. The New Jersey Appellate Division recently released its decision in Smith v. ... The post Can You Be Fired For Getting Divorced? appeared first on…
  • Jul 18

    The Remembrance of Attorney’s Fees Past (Case Law Round-Up 7/14/14)

    The Remembrance of Attorney’s Fees Past (Case Law Round-Up 7/14/14)
    Following last week’s Minnesota Supreme Court decision in Citizens State Bank Norwood Young America v. Brown, this week’s Round-Up includes a published case from the ... The post The Remembrance of Attorney’s Fees Past (Case…
Rank this Week: 2064

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
  • Jul 21

    Estate Planning Is Not Just for the Rich and Famou

    Estate Planning Is Not Just for the Rich and Famou
    The following is a guest blog post by April E. Frisby of Frisby Law. April is a lawyer in Orange County who practices business and securities transactional law, as well as estate planning. April is also an adjunct law professor at Whittier…
  • Jul 18

    Get Technical in Your Next Personal Injury Case

    Get Technical in Your Next Personal Injury Case
    Feeling out of your element by the technical aspects of your personal injury case? Get a technical experts on your team! Here’s how technical experts can help in common personal injury cases, such as slip and fall, car accident, and…
  • Jul 16

    Are Inherited IRAs Exempt Property in California Bankruptcy?

    Are Inherited IRAs Exempt Property in California Bankruptcy?
    The law says that retirement funds are exempt property in bankruptcy, but the Supreme Court has held that this exemption doesn’t apply to inherited IRAs. End of story? Not quite. The Supreme Court recently affirmed the Seventh Circuit…
Rank this Week: 2026

New York Divorce Lawyer Blog

New York Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers New York family law and divorce law. By Andrea Vacca.

http://www.newyorkdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 16

    Who Supports the Boomerang Kids After a Divorce?

    Who Supports the Boomerang Kids After a Divorce?
    Working outside of the court system allows divorcing parents of the boomerang generation to consider, discuss and plan for when their adult children return home. In the New York Times Magazine, there was recently an article about the…
  • Jun 19

    Financial Infidelity and Divorce: It's Complicated

    Financial Infidelity and Divorce: It's Complicated
    The legal, emotional and financial needs of couples divorcing due to "financial infidelity" are often complex. When many people hear that "infidelity" was the reason for a divorce, they automatically assume it has to do with sex. More and…
  • May 12

    Conscious Coupling: Using Prenuptial Agreements to Build a Healthy Marriage

    Conscious Coupling: Using Prenuptial Agreements to Build a Healthy Marriage
    Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have made the news lately with their "conscious uncoupling" - a new term for a mindful divorce that is an excellent example for separating couples to learn from. Like most people, I had never heard of this…
Rank this Week: 2178

New Jersey Family Law

New Jersey Family Law

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

http://www.njdivorceblog.typepad.com/
Rank this Week: 1955

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/
  • 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…
  • Jul 8

    Massachusetts and the right of privacy in our homes.

    Massachusetts and the right of privacy in our homes.
    According to a recent stories on the internet, a drone was used to spy on a woman in her home. Two men were seen flying a drone with a video screen showing a display from a camera on the drone. In other words, using the drone as a high-tech…
  • Jun 26

    Criminal Law and Double Jeopardy by Michael S. Berg, guest blogger

    Criminal Law and Double Jeopardy by Michael S. Berg, guest blogger
    One commonly misunderstood concept in criminal law is that of double jeopardy. The Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution states that no person shall "be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb."…
Rank this Week: 2213

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/
  • Jul 8

    Countdown for Annual Tax Assessment Appeal Filing

    Countdown for Annual Tax Assessment Appeal Filing
    The deadline for challenging your 2014-2015 Lancaster County property assessment is August 1, 2014.  Appeals filed after August 1, 2014 won’t be heard until 2015 and won’t take effect until 2016.  And if you are relying…
  • Jun 3

    The Impact of Adoption

    The Impact of Adoption
    The other night I found myself sitting with my children watching America’s Got Talent. While America’s Got Talent is clearly a popular show, it is not one which I have seen before. That being said, my children and I became…
  • May 22

    You've Got Your Marriage License - Is That All You Need?

    You've Got Your Marriage License - Is That All You Need?
    In 1996, I was a legislative research analyst in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives when the General Assembly enacted the statute specifically prohibiting the recognition of same sex marriages.  That statute provides as…
Rank this Week: 1990

Our Family Wizard Blog

Our Family Wizard Blog

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

http://www.ourfamilywizard.com/ofw/index.cfm/blog/
  • Jul 2

    Keeping your kids healthy through the divorce proce

    Keeping your kids healthy through the divorce proce
    As a couple, making the decision to divorce or separate is a serious undertaking, especially if children are in the picture.  Kids across the globe go through the painful process of divorce and separation along with their parents,…
  • Jun 29

    4 Ways to Ensure Successful Long Distance Co-Parenting

    4 Ways to Ensure Successful Long Distance Co-Parenting
    In an ideal world, both parents in a divorced or separated family would remain within driving distance of one another post separation. Children have a difficult time as it is after one parent moves out; losing their mom or dad to another…
  • May 15

    Creating a Holiday Custody Plan

    Creating a Holiday Custody Plan
    The thought of formulating a custody calendar is a daunting task for many divorced or separated parents.  Several factors must be calculated into the agreement before it can be finalized, including a holiday custody plan.  Not…
Rank this Week: 2180

Houston Divorce Lawyer Blog

Houston Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Texas divorce and family law. By Scott Morgan.

http://houstondivorce.com/blog
  • 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…
  • May 23

    Key Property Division Valuation Issues in Texas Divorce

    Key Property Division Valuation Issues in Texas Divorce
    The typical procedure for Texas divorce lawyers to analyze property division in a divorce case is to put all the assets and liabilities on a spreadsheet and fill in the values.  At that point the division usually starts to make sense as…
Rank this Week: 1963

Family Law Source

Family Law Source

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

http://www.familylawyerspittsburgh.com/blog/
  • May 31

    World’s Most Expensive Divorce

    World’s Most Expensive Divorce
    She got less than half, but divorcee Elena Rybovleva, ex-wife of Russian fertilizer king Dmitri Rybovlev, age 47, can hardly complain about what she received in her recent divorce, billed as “the world’s most…
  • May 31

    Overcoming the Presumption of Joint Title – Convenience Property

    Overcoming the Presumption of Joint Title – Convenience Property
    A Pennsylvania resident who is pursuing a divorce might be concerned about property that is titled in their name for the convenience of a family member, like an elderly parent or a child who has poor credit. A new decision of the…
  • Apr 24

    Can Divorced Exes Remain Partners in Business?

    Can Divorced Exes Remain Partners in Business?
    Business owners in Pennsylvania who are seeking a divorce may be encouraged to hear that it is possible to remain business partners even while dissolving the marital relationship. According to U.S. Census Bureau statistics, 3.7 million small…
Rank this Week: 1986

Synorlaw

Synorlaw

Covers family law and estate planning. By the Law Office of Kathryn J. Synor, LLC.

http://www.synorlaw.com/blog/
  • May 30

    Trusts: The Advantages and Disadvantage

    Trusts: The Advantages and Disadvantage
    Only a few years ago, people set up living trusts almost exclusively to save on taxes. Today, they are used to avoid Probate and for other purposes. This article explains the living trust. It is not meant to be a … Continue reading…
  • May 8

    TRIAL TIPS FOR CLIENTS

    TRIAL TIPS FOR CLIENTS
      TRIAL TIPS FOR CLIENTS Preparation is the key to successfully presenting accurate information in court.         WHAT TO WEAR? We advise our clients to dress conservatively. Court is a somber, conservative and…
  • May 1

    How is debt divided in divorce?

    How is debt divided in divorce?
    In Missouri, assets are divided based on a principle called equitable distribution, which means that the court uses several key factors to develop a fair dispersal of money and property. With regard to debt, courts also rely on equitable…
Rank this Week: 2060

Arnold & Wadsworth Blog

Arnold & Wadsworth Blog

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

http://arnoldwadsworth.com/blog/
  • May 13

    The Mad Hatter Rules of Civil Procedure

    The Mad Hatter Rules of Civil Procedure
    Matt Wadsworth of Arnold & Wadsworth was recently published in the peer review magazine of Attorneys at Law, a publication serving the entire state of Utah on a myriad of subjects. The article discusses a few of the civil procedure…
  • May 13

    Arnold & Wadsworth verse Cragun Law Firm

    Arnold & Wadsworth verse Cragun Law Firm
    Last week, Jarom Bishop of Cragun Law Firm P.C., lost to partner, Matt Wadsworth, at a evidentiary hearing on a temporary restraining order. The case, Gusstaveson v. Gustaveson, held before Judge Dawson of the 2nd District Court in Bountiful…
  • May 13

    Advice for Dads When Fighting for Child Custody

    Advice for Dads When Fighting for Child Custody
    If you’re a father looking to obtain joint or sole custody of your child or children, you are likely in need of some high-quality counsel—this can be an extremely stressful time, to say the least. When it comes to child custody…
Rank this Week: 2334

Texas Family Law Blog

Texas Family Law Blog

Covers divorce, child custody, child support, visitation, property division and enforcement in Texas. By Cary & Lippincott.

http://texfamlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    Identify Theft Meets eFiling: Protecting Sensitive Data in Pleading

    Identify Theft Meets eFiling: Protecting Sensitive Data in Pleading
    What’s a lawyer to do?Texas statutes require that all pleading include certain identifying information for named parties: full legal names, portions of social security numbers, and portions of drivers’ license numbers, while…
  • Mar 5

    Effect of Powerball/Lotto Win on Child Support Obligations?

    Effect of Powerball/Lotto Win on Child Support Obligations?
    A recent Powerball winner may be about to find out that winning isn’t everything, after all.According to news sources, Pedro Quezada, a resident of New Jersey, owes a judgment for unpaid child support in an approximate amount of…
  • Sep 6

    Putting a “Cap” on Child Support in Texa

    Putting a “Cap” on Child Support in Texa
    Many people believe that there is a statutory “cap” or maximum amount of child support permitted under Texas law.  This belief is only partially correct.Texas has enacted statutory guidelines which apply various percentages…
Rank this Week: 1957

Divorce and Family Law in Tarrant…

Divorce and Family Law in Tarrant County, Texas

Discusses family law and divorce issues. By Dick Price.

http://dick-price.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 22

    Tuesday Tips: Deadline

    Tuesday Tips: Deadline
    Who likes deadlines?  Raise your hands.Sometimes they motivate us and sometimes they are a pain.Like them or not, we are often stuck with them in life.  If you get into the legal system,  you will run into may deadlines and you…
  • Apr 15

    Tuesday Tips: Death and Taxe

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

    Tuesday Tips: Don't Threaten Divorce

    Tuesday Tips: Don't Threaten Divorce
    Just Do It! (As a famous apparel seller used to urge us.)     Once you start threatening divorce, you start to weaken the bonds of marriage.     Some people, who want to remain married, threaten to divorce…
Rank this Week: 2082

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/
  • 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…
  • Feb 22

    Is your son or daughter throwing away their higher education?

    Is your son or daughter throwing away their higher education?
    Originally posted on Gary Direnfeld, MSW, RSW:I commonly see parents of young adults in university/college where the student is throwing away their education, putting more time towards partying and recovery than studying and earning grades.…
  • Jan 15

    Oklahoma Same-Sex Marriage Opinion Summarized

    Oklahoma Same-Sex Marriage Opinion Summarized
       In a landmark ruling, a federal judge in Oklahoma strikes down the Oklahoma Constitution’s ban on same-sex marriage.  Judge Terence C. Kern found on Tuesday that denying same-sex couples the right to a marriage license…
Rank this Week: 2061

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…
  • 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…
  • Nov 16

    Iowa VASCAR Aerial Speed Enforcement

    Iowa VASCAR Aerial Speed Enforcement
    The Iowa Highway Patrol often uses VASCAR (Visual Average Speed Computer And Recorder) as a means of speed enforcement. Often, this will take the form of a police officer in a light airplane, who uses a stopwatch to measure the time it takes…
Rank this Week: 2200

Ocala Divorce Lawyer Blog

Ocala Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida family law and divorce issues. By Anne E. Raduns.

http://www.ocalafamilylaw.com/Ocala-Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Mar 13

    Divorce Questions to Ask at the End of a Marriage

    Divorce Questions to Ask at the End of a Marriage
    The importance of asking questions cannot be underestimated in life, especially when the questions are asked prior to undergoing divorce proceedings. Florida residents who prepare themselves by performing the necessary research prior to…
  • Feb 26

    Shared parenting may become a new form of child custody

    Shared parenting may become a new form of child custody
    Divorces are difficult on the spouses, but it can be even worse if there are children involved. The decision of which Florida parent has custody of the child can lead to bitterness and can be emotionally trying on the child....
  • Feb 20

    Tips for a smoother Florida divorce transition

    Tips for a smoother Florida divorce transition
    Going through the process of a separation can be difficult for both parties. The proceedings may go decidedly smoother if an individual is prepared mentally and has all of the appropriate paperwork from the very beginning. Florida residents…
Rank this Week: 2252

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: 2229

The Oregon Divorce Blog

The Oregon Divorce Blog

Provides divorce and family law information. By Stephens Margolin P.C.

http://oregondivorceblog.com/wordpress
  • Dec 23

    Helping People During Divorce – Parenting Time Enforcement

    Helping People During Divorce – Parenting Time Enforcement
    I love helping people through difficult court cases. Saying this at a social gathering can be a conversation stopper, but it’s true. I previously blogged about my passion to help, and about helping one particular client through a very…
  • Aug 7

    When is my Oregon divorce final?

    When is my Oregon divorce final?
    I have had many divorce clients ask when is the divorce final? People in divorce want closure and finality, and many expect the divorce to be final at trial, or when they sign the judgment of dissolution of marriage, or … Continue…
  • Aug 7

    When is my divorce final?

    When is my divorce final?
    I have had many divorce clients ask when is the divorce final? People in divorce want closure and finality, and many expect the divorce to be final at trial, or when they sign the judgment of dissolution of marriage, or … Continue…
Rank this Week: 2021

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: 2218