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CA Divorce Mediation

CA Divorce Mediation

Introduces people to the mediation process as an alternative to a traditional divorce. By California Divorce Mediators.

http://www.cadivorcemediators.com/blog/
  • May 28

    Should You Do A Pre-Mediation Conference Call?

    Should You Do A Pre-Mediation Conference Call?
    It might seem counter-intuitive to have a call to discuss what you think should be part of the mediation process, but a growing number of divorce mediation specialists are recommending pre-mediation conference calls. Here’s why you too…
  • May 27

    What You Ought To Know About Divorce Mediation

    What You Ought To Know About Divorce Mediation
    Much has been said and written about divorce mediation, and yet there are some things no one really tells you. Here are a few things you should know before you get into your first session. Even if you arrive at an agreement, you may need a…
  • May 26

    Is Interstate Divorce Mediation Possible?

    Is Interstate Divorce Mediation Possible?
    Divorce mediation can be enough of a challenge between coordinating the schedules of you, your spouse, and the mediator. But what happens if you throw the hurdle of geography into the mix? How does mediation cross state lines and is divorce…
Rank this Week: 1102

Long Island Family Law and…

Long Island Family Law and Mediation Blog

Covers family law and mediation. By Law and Mediation Office of Darren M. Shapiro, P.C.

http://www.longislandfamilylawandmediation.com/
  • May 27

    How Can a Financial Neutral Aid in Divorce Mediation and Collaborative Law?

    How Can a Financial Neutral Aid in Divorce Mediation and Collaborative Law?
    Although divorce lawyers are required to remain current with their knowledge in all areas involving family law, this doesn’t negate the value of accessing external insight from other professionals during a divorce mediation or…
  • May 20

    Child Specialists in Child Custody, Divorce, Mediation and Collaborative Case

    Child Specialists in Child Custody, Divorce, Mediation and Collaborative Case
    Matters of family law are almost always more complex when they involve children. This is one of the many reasons why a large number of parent’s attempt to resolve disputes and concerns through amicable legal methods such as mediation…
  • May 13

    What Are Parent Coordinators in Child Custody Cases?

    What Are Parent Coordinators in Child Custody Cases?
    Grueling custody battles between parents are rich with emotion and frustration, which means that they are perfectly poised to become hostile and antagonistic. In most circumstances, the greatest amount of conflict may not even be caused by…
Rank this Week: 1122

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
  • May 27

    Getting Your Client Ready for Deposition

    Getting Your Client Ready for Deposition
    For most clients, being questioned in a deposition is a new and frightening experience. The more you can do to prepare your client, the better he or she will feel and perform. When it comes to instructing your client on how to respond to…
  • May 25

    Voir Dire: Your First Chance to Make a Good Impression

    Voir Dire: Your First Chance to Make a Good Impression
    Some attorneys erroneously think of their opening statement as the first opportunity to present themselves to the jury. In reality, the jurors will begin getting an impression of you—and by extension, your case—as soon as you…
  • May 23

    Spouses in the Workplace: Allow or Prohibit?

    Spouses in the Workplace: Allow or Prohibit?
    Employers often face the issue of whether to allow spouses or other family members to work together. Regardless the side the employer falls on, there is potential liability lurking. A policy that allows the hiring of spouses or family members…
Rank this Week: 1168

Llabona Law Blog

Llabona Law Blog

Covers Florida family law issues.

http://www.llabona.com/blog/
  • May 23

    Determining the Best Interests of the Child in Florida

    Determining the Best Interests of the Child in Florida
    A divorce can be extremely stressful on children. Divorce courts in Florida take this into consideration in every case, leading them to consider what is in the best interest of the child in their custody decisions. There are several factors…
  • May 17

    Does Cheating Matter in a Florida Divorce?

    Does Cheating Matter in a Florida Divorce?
    Florida is a no fault divorce state, meaning that either party can file for divorce without providing a reason other than they don’t want to be married anymore. The marriage just has to be “irretrievably broken,” and this…
  • May 9

    Same Sex Divorce Right

    Same Sex Divorce Right
    Same sex marriage is a fairly new thing to the legislation in most states. This leave same sex couples to face unique challenges when it comes to same sex divorce. Because there is no specific legislation made for same sex divorce, judges…
Rank this Week: 1126

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

Covers adoption, family law, surrogacy and mediation. By Harden Jackson LLC.

http://www.indianafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • May 20

    Increased Compensation for Egg Donors in Denmark

    Increased Compensation for Egg Donors in Denmark
    Denmark's parliament has decided to nearly triple the pay that women who donate eggs may receive. There has been a shortage in available donor eggs, which has led some women to go abroad in search of egg donors, where the cost is far greater.…
  • May 20

    Increased Compensation for Egg Donors in Denmark

    Increased Compensation for Egg Donors in Denmark
    Denmark's parliament has decided to nearly triple the pay that women who donate eggs may receive. There has been a shortage in available donor eggs, which has led some women to go abroad in search of egg donors, where the cost is far greater.…
  • May 20

    Increased Compensation for Egg Donors in Denmark

    Increased Compensation for Egg Donors in Denmark
    Denmark’s parliament has decided to nearly triple the pay that women who donate eggs may receive. There has been a shortage in available donor eggs, which has led some women to go abroad in search of egg donors, where the cost is far…
Rank this Week: 1227

Texas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Texas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Lyttle Law Firm, PLLC.

http://www.texasdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • May 20

    Pets—the Unforeseen Casualties of Divorce

    Pets—the Unforeseen Casualties of Divorce
    When it comes to divorce, issues with child custody are front and center. Lawyers know what to do, divorcing couples know what to expect, and judges will have seen many custody battles in court. But what about pets? In the case of Rudy, a…
  • May 18

    Is Mediation in Divorce Proceedings Really a Good Thing?

    Is Mediation in Divorce Proceedings Really a Good Thing?
    When it comes to divorce, mediation offers several benefits, chief among which is the ability for spouses to settle their separation without the animosity or cost of a court trial. So why do many divorcing couples have an aversion to…
  • May 14

    Child Tax Exemptions After Divorce

    Child Tax Exemptions After Divorce
    As a divorce attorney in San Marcos and Austin, I often recommend that my clients consult with a tax professional during the divorce proceedings to get an personal assessment of how taxes will impact the division of property and debt after…
Rank this Week: 1298

Family Law Source

Family Law Source

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

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

    QDRO Divides Pension at Retirement Date Unless Agreement Specifies Otherwise

    QDRO Divides Pension at Retirement Date Unless Agreement Specifies Otherwise
    Bortz v. Bortz, No. 1147 MDA 2015 (April 27, 2016)(non-precedential) Husband in this case was a Williamsport police officer who entered into a settlement with his wife when they divorced.  Their agreement provided that she would receive…
  • May 11

    Social Media Boasting Torpedoes Child Support Reduction

    Social Media Boasting Torpedoes Child Support Reduction
    C.O. aka C.G. v. N.G., No. 808 MDA 2015 (April 26, 2016)(non-precedential) In 2014, Father petitioned to modify his support obligation due to a medical condition known as thalassemia major, which is an inherited blood disorder that is treated…
  • Jan 14

    Statutory Share for Surviving Second Wife Trumps Intervivos Trust Formed before Marriage

    Statutory Share for Surviving Second Wife Trumps Intervivos Trust Formed before Marriage
    The Superior Court addressed a novel question in Trust under Deed of David P. Kulig, 2015 PA Super 271 (December 24, 2015), a dispute between the second wife of a decedent and the children of his first wife. The decedent David Kulig formed a…
Rank this Week: 1072

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois divorce law. From Michael Roe.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 25

    Kane County Divorce Lawyer: Parental Alienation

    Kane County Divorce Lawyer: Parental Alienation
    Today is Parental Alienation Awareness Day. My practice has been focused rather intensely on the problem of the pathology of parent alienation for over 20 years. I have seen both Fathers and Mothers the victims of attacks, and targeting…
  • Apr 19

    I receive many calls from men and women in…

    I receive many calls from men and women in toxic relationships with people that have narcissistic personalities. Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is a personality disorder in which a person is excessively preoccupied with personal…
  • Apr 6

    DuPage Divorce: Divorcing the Narcissist

    DuPage Divorce: Divorcing the Narcissist
    Being in a marriage with a narcissist can be extremely challenging, and a number of my clients have exhibited symptoms of a post-traumatic stress disorder after years of living with a partner with narcissistic traits. My firm's practice has…
Rank this Week: 1289

Virginia Family Law

Virginia Family Law

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

http://www.familylawva.com/
  • Apr 25

    High Asset Divorce

    High Asset Divorce
    In 2015, Curran Moher Weis, through negotiation or litigation, equitably distributed more than half a billion dollars in assets.  Though our Northern Virginia family law practice represents clients who come in all shapes and sizes (and…
  • Oct 5

    Fairfax Family Law Paralegal

    Fairfax Family Law Paralegal
    Suellen Honeychuck is a PACE Registered Paralegal and Vice President of Certification for the National Federation of Paralegal Associations.  She has been a paralegal in Fairfax County for more than a decade, working primarily in family…
  • Oct 5

    Fairfax Family Law Paralegal

    Fairfax Family Law Paralegal
    Suellen Honeychuck is a PACE Registered Paralegal and Vice President of Certification for the National Federation of Paralegal Associations.  She has been a paralegal in Fairfax County for more than a decade, working primarily in family…
Rank this Week: 1113

California Divorce Blawg

California Divorce Blawg

Covers current events in divorce. By John E. Harding.

http://www.hardinglaw.com/blog
  • Mar 28

    Prolonging Divorce Hurts Kid

    Prolonging Divorce Hurts Kid
    Is it reasonable to delay Divorce for the sake of the children? According to a thoughtful article at The Huffington Post the answer is no. “How Prolonged Divorce Plans Affect Children” ow.ly/100eDq Edited with BlogPad Pro
  • Mar 20

    AAML Mid-year Meeting Report

    AAML Mid-year Meeting Report
    By John Harding  I am just back from the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers’ Mid-Year Meeting. Held at the Atlantis Resort in Nassau, Bahamas, the conference featured three days of outstanding continuing legal education from a…
  • Mar 7

    A Website That Helps With Child Support Payments and Record

    A Website That Helps With Child Support Payments and Record
      Supportpay.com is a pretty nifty web portal that assists parents with their child support obligations. As the folks at Supportpay.com explain it, child support is not just a single monthly payment but also a broad collection of shared…
Rank this Week: 1131

Family Law Matters Blog

Family Law Matters Blog

Covers New York family law. By Deborah Hope Wayne.

http://www.familylawmatters-blog.com/
  • Mar 27

    Postnup Blues: Make Sure Your Postnuptial Agreement Is Enforceable

    Postnup Blues: Make Sure Your Postnuptial Agreement Is Enforceable
    A postnuptial agreement (“postnup”) is an agreement entered into by a couple after marriage. The agreement can cover a range of topics from lifestyle issues to the couple’s wishes if they choose to divorce. A postnup, like a…
  • Mar 8

    Buyer Beware: Discount Legal Service Provider

    Buyer Beware: Discount Legal Service Provider
    I have written in the past about the importance of choosing the right attorney for your legal needs. From time to time, potential clients come to me with a set of papers prepared through an online service.  These papers often lack…
  • Feb 24

    Social Media & Divorce

    Social Media & Divorce
    Social media serves as an open journal or scrapbook for many people. It allows distant friends to reconnect, family members to keep in touch, and people to share accomplishments. However, social media has also become an easy way for people to…
Rank this Week: 1236

One (Divorce) Lawyer's Perspective

One (Divorce) Lawyer's Perspective

Covers legal issues related to Pennsylvania domestic relations matters. By Michael L. Viola.

http://1phillydivorcelawyer.wordpress.com
  • Mar 7

    SCOTUS Weighs in on a Custody case

    SCOTUS Weighs in on a Custody case
    It has always been my impression that the US Supreme Court does not hear many cases involving traditional family law matters (divorce, custody, support, adoption). I am not saying there are never cases that work their way up to the highest…
  • Oct 23

    Abby has a point…

    Abby has a point…
    In a recent “Dear Abby” post, the inquirer noted that her former son-in-law thinks it is “offensive” that the maternal grandmother charges $10 per day plus $10 per week for gas to babysit her grandchildren. As Abby…
  • Oct 16

    Wait! What do you mean they are still married?

    Wait! What do you mean they are still married?
    It was recently reported on the People.com website that Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom are still married despite having signed “divorce papers” in July 2015 and having filed for divorce in 2013. What may be crossing your mind is…
Rank this Week: 1273

Riverside County Family Law Blog

Riverside County Family Law Blog

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

http://www.thurmanarnold.com/Blog/Recent-Blog-Posts/RSS.xml
  • Mar 1

    The Date of Separation Wars Continue - Will New Family Code Section 70 Abrogate Marriage of Davis?

    The Date of Separation Wars Continue - Will New Family Code Section 70 Abrogate Marriage of Davis?
    The Uncertain Landscape of Date of Separation in California Divorce - Going From Bad to Worse? My colleague, attorney David C. Stone of Anaheim, recently brought to my attention Senate Bill 1255 (introduced by Senator John Moorlach on…
  • Feb 25

    May I Make a Motion for a Directed Verdict in a California Family Law Case?

    May I Make a Motion for a Directed Verdict in a California Family Law Case?
    What is the Correct Procedure for Making a Motion for Judgment in a Family Law, Non-Jury Trial? Most trial lawyers, and particularly those with jury trial experience, are generally familiar with a Motion for Directed Verdict. These may be …
  • Jan 26

    The Art of the Objection In California Family Law Litigation

    The Art of the Objection In California Family Law Litigation
    The Art of the Family Law and Divorce Objections: Evidence and Procedure in California Family Law Proceedings and RFO Requests By: Michael C. Peterson, CFLS Introduction: Whether you are an attorney, or "in pro per", the rules of…
Rank this Week: 1096

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
  • Feb 16

    Spousal support in Texa

    Spousal support in Texa
    There is no guarantee of alimony or spousal maintenance in a Texas divorce. Texas, like many states, changed its family relations laws (our Texas Family Code) in recent decades to curb the power of family court judges in Fort Worth, Dallas,…
  • Feb 8

    7 Tips for Taking FMLA Leave — Fort Worth Employment Attorney

    7 Tips for Taking FMLA Leave — Fort Worth Employment Attorney
    Most of my work with clients involves helping clients after they have sought FMLA leave and the employer has already violated their FMLA rights but it’s equally as important that employees understand how to properly exercise their…
  • Feb 1

    Enforcing child support with child support liens and QDROs with Bedford Divorce Attorney

    Enforcing child support with child support liens and QDROs with Bedford Divorce Attorney
    Unpaid child support is a serious problems for many families where the child support may be the difference between keeping food on the table or lights on in the home. Enforcing child support in court can be a challenge when the child support…
Rank this Week: 1319

New York Personal Injury Lawyer…

New York Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkinjurylawyer247blog.com/
  • Sep 22

    Supreme Court, Bronx County

    Supreme Court, Bronx County
    A Bronx Estate Litigation Lawyer said that, defendant-appellant moved pursuant to CPLR 510(1) to change the venue of the instant matter from Bronx County to Westchester County more than three years after the commencement of the action and…
  • Sep 22

    Supreme Court, Bronx County

    Supreme Court, Bronx County
    A Bronx Estate Litigation Lawyer said that, defendant-appellant moved pursuant to CPLR 510(1) to change the venue of the instant matter from Bronx County to Westchester County more than three years after the commencement of the action and…
  • Sep 17

    Integrated Domestic Violence Court...cont

    Integrated Domestic Violence Court...cont
    This case raises two questions concerning application of the recently enacted Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), set forth at article 5-A of the Domestic Relations Law: (1) whether (as the father urges) title 3 of…
Rank this Week: 1133

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: 1297

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/
  • May 27

    Reflections on Leadership Lancaster – The Finale

    Reflections on Leadership Lancaster – The Finale
    As a proud member of the Leadership Lancaster Core Class of 2016, I will be posting periodic updates of my experiences in the program. Learn more about Leadership Lancaster at www.leadershiplancaster.org or feel free to contact me directly…
  • May 18

    New Federal Rule Increases Employee Eligibility for Overtime Pay

    New Federal Rule Increases Employee Eligibility for Overtime Pay
    In a March 17, 2016 press release, the White House announced that the Department of Labor will issue a final rule today that will expand workers’ eligibility to receive overtime pay (time-and-a-half). Under the prior rule, only workers…
  • May 4

    The Successful Turnover: Best Practices for Transition from Developer to Association

    The Successful Turnover: Best Practices for Transition from Developer to Association
    Thank you to everyone who joined me and Lori Van Gorden of Horst Property Management for our real estate development seminar on May 2.  We led an informative discussion about “The Successful Turnover: Best Practices for Transition…
Rank this Week: 1474

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Covers business law, civil litigation, civil rights, criminal defense, estates & trusts, family law, labor & employment, medical malpractice, personal injury, real estate, qui tam and workers' compensation.

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
  • May 26

    Litigating Claims under the New Maryland False Claims Act

    Litigating Claims under the New Maryland False Claims Act
    Jeffrey Mills was the Director of Food and Nutritional Services for the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) from 2010 to 2013.  DCPS used Chartwells, a contractor, to provide its food and food services for students in…
  • May 19

    Potential Liability of Snapchat For Distracting Drivers Involved in Auto Accident

    Potential Liability of Snapchat For Distracting Drivers Involved in Auto Accident
      Snapchat, the popular social networking application, is unique in that the messages sent over the app “self-destruct” seconds after being opened.  Snapchat also provides its users with a series of…
  • May 19

    ABA OPPOSES PROPOSED MEDICAL MALPRACTICE BILL

    ABA OPPOSES PROPOSED MEDICAL MALPRACTICE BILL
    On March 21, 2016, the American Bar Association formally announced its opposition to a proposed bill in Congress that would limit the amount of noneconomic damages that can be awarded by judges and juries in medical liability cases in state…
Rank this Week: 1405

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newjerseydivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • May 24

    To Reduce Alimony In N.J., Any Reduction Of Income Cannot Be Deemed “Temporary”

    To Reduce Alimony In N.J., Any Reduction Of Income Cannot Be Deemed “Temporary”
    One of the most challenging issues facing this New Jersey divorce attorney is when a previous client comes back to our law firm to reduce alimony. The lawyers at our firm must then immediately examine whether or not the decrease in our…
  • May 6

    Alimony, Cohabitation, Settlement Agreements and New Jersey Divorce Law

    Alimony, Cohabitation, Settlement Agreements and New Jersey Divorce Law
    As a New Jersey attorney for the past few decades, I embrace that alimony is the most contentious financial disputes that litigants’ face when a divorce occurs. Moreover, after the divorce has been concluded, anyone who has to pay…
  • May 2

    May I Pay Child Support Directly To My Child?

    May I Pay Child Support Directly To My Child?
    Yes, under certain circumstances, the parent paying child support may pay part of their support obligation directly to a child who is an adult yet unemancipated under New Jersey law. As child support lawyers, the attorneys at our law firm…
Rank this Week: 1790

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: 1484

Pennsylvania Family Law

Pennsylvania Family Law

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

http://pafamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • May 24

    The Defined Benefit Pension Crisis Is Here And Very Real

    The Defined Benefit Pension Crisis Is Here And Very Real
    This is not a major news story for most Americans, but if you participate in a defined benefit retirement plan, one where you are due to receive regular payments of a fixed amount monthly when you reach retirement; pay heed: Bad things are…
  • May 6

    The Guidelines are Coming!

    The Guidelines are Coming!
    For those of you who practice in this area or are “regulars” in the child support system, you know that every four years, the statewide child support guidelines are due for an update. The purpose is to try to keep pace with the…
  • May 3

    Disclosure Lives In The World Of Prenuptials: Or Does It?

    Disclosure Lives In The World Of Prenuptials: Or Does It?
    To some readers, the title of this blog may seem yesterday’s news. Drilled into our collective heads since Simeone v. Simeone (581 A.2d 162) was decided in 1990 is the mantra that “For any prenuptial to be valid there must be a…
Rank this Week: 1383

St. Charles Divorce Lawyer Blog

St. Charles Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law with an emphasis on divorce. By Doug Bellon of The Bellon Law Group.

http://www.stcharlesdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • May 23

    We Are Moving Our Office

    We Are Moving Our Office
    We are pleased to announce, that in order to better serve our clients effective the week of June 12, 2016, we are moving our office to 533 Jefferson Street,  St. Charles, MO 63301. All other contact information including our phone number…
  • Apr 12

    How Can Private School Cost Impact Child Support in Missouri?

    How Can Private School Cost Impact Child Support in Missouri?
    With the prevalence of private grade schools and high schools in the St. Louis area, family law attorneys and judges are often faced with the question of how to pay for the costs associated with these schools when one or both parents decide…
  • Jan 11

    Examining The Source Of Funds Rule In Missouri Family Court

    Examining The Source Of Funds Rule In Missouri Family Court
    Missouri family law attorneys and judges often wrestle over how property is to be divided when that property was acquired during the marriage from one party’s separate or pre-marital assets.   In today’s blog we…
Rank this Week: 1500

New York Divorce and Family Law…

New York Divorce and Family Law Blog

Covers New York divorce and family law decisions and legislation. By Joel R. Brandes.

http://brandeslaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1572

Divorce: New York

Divorce: New York

By Neil Cahn, PLLC.

http://www.divorceny.com/
  • May 22

    Mother Must Equally Share Costs of Post-Divorce Parenting Coordinator

    Mother Must Equally Share Costs of Post-Divorce Parenting Coordinator
    To help ensure that parents take responsibility for their post-divorce conduct, they should equally share the costs of a parenting coordinator appointed to help implement the custody and visitation provisions of a divorce judgment. So…
  • May 15

    If The Pros Can’t Tell When Children Lie, How Can Courts Decide Custody?

    If The Pros Can’t Tell When Children Lie, How Can Courts Decide Custody?
    In his February, 2016 TED talk, developmental researcher Kang Lee tells us that adults cannot tell whether children are lying. As part of his research, Dr. Lee asked children to guess the numbers on two face-down cards. The children were told…
  • May 1

    What’s the Court’s Dollar Value for a Religious Divorce (“Get”)?

    What’s the Court’s Dollar Value for a Religious Divorce (“Get”)?
    According to Jewish law, God prescribed both the way to unite souls in marriage and gave instructions how those souls can be severed. While Jewish law requires one to follow the law of the land, and thus a civil divorce is required, that…
Rank this Week: 1477

New Jersey Divorce and Family…

New Jersey Divorce and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers family and divorce law. By The Law Office of James P. Yudes, P.C.

http://www.newjerseydivorcelawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1538

Family Law & Divorce Information…

Family Law & Divorce Information in Houston, Texas

By Busby & Associates.

http://busby-lee.com/familylawblog
  • May 20

    Understanding Financial Debt Relief Option

    Understanding Financial Debt Relief Option
    Michael The majority of problems have multiple solutions, some of which you can handle on your own and others that require the expertise of a licensed and qualified professional. When it comes to overwhelming debt issues there are different…
  • May 17

    Debt Collection

    Debt Collection
    Michael If you live in Texas and you owe child support or spousal support, you may discover that your pay is lower than it should be. Wage garnishment in Texas is legal in order to make such support payments. However, it is not legal for any…
  • May 17

    Negotiating a Settlement Quickly

    Negotiating a Settlement Quickly
    Michael The average cost of divorce in the state of Texas is nothing compared to the emotional turmoil that usually accompanies a divorce. Even if the split is wanted by both parties, it can be a trying season of life. Most couples…
Rank this Week: 1415

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

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

http://www.massachusettsdivorcelawmonitor.com/
  • May 12

    Lemonade Can Be Bitter

    Lemonade Can Be Bitter
    Hi there, On a gorgeous day like today, you just want to sit outside and sip on a tall glass of lemonade. Recently though, the taste of lemonade has been made a little sharp by the fabulous Beyoncé. Infidelity became a hot topic with…
  • May 5

    New Changes to the Parent Education Program in Massachusett

    New Changes to the Parent Education Program in Massachusett
    As a family law attorney, I’m often met with surprise (even outrage!) when I tell my clients that they’re required to participate in a Parent Education Program in connection with their Massachusetts divorce. People always say that…
  • Apr 29

    Use Your Pretrial Conference to Help Avoid Going to Trial

    Use Your Pretrial Conference to Help Avoid Going to Trial
    Hi there, There are many stops on the road before a divorce trial takes place. If you and your soon-to-be-ex-spouse still have disputes after your four way meeting, your next shot at settling the case is through a pretrial conference. At the…
Rank this Week: 1549

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/
  • May 12

    Private School Tuition CAN Be Included in Child Support Order If You’re Wealthy Enough

    Private School Tuition CAN Be Included in Child Support Order If You’re Wealthy Enough
    Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “What children’s expenses are covered by child support?” In a case that is the first of its kind for our courts, the North Carolina Court of Appeals…
  • May 10

    French Lawmakers Consider Speeding Up Divorce

    French Lawmakers Consider Speeding Up Divorce
    Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “How does custody work if one parent moves internationally?” A common complaint from those currently going through or recently emerging from a North Carolina…
  • May 5

    Couples Increasingly Open To “Birdnesting” Post-Divorce, But Is It Always A Good Idea?

    Couples Increasingly Open To “Birdnesting” Post-Divorce, But Is It Always A Good Idea?
    Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “What can I do to gain custody of my child in North Carolina?” A recent article discussed the trend among some couples, celebrity and otherwise, to consider…
Rank this Week: 1463

Family Law Topics

Family Law Topics

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

http://www.familylawtopics.com/
  • May 10

    Divorce and Dependent Care Account

    Divorce and Dependent Care Account
    If you are going through a divorce and currently using a Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), you need to know the specific rules associated with your Dependent Care FSA in order to be sure that you will continue to be reimbursed…
  • Mar 28

    Should We Sell the House?

    Should We Sell the House?
    In the event of divorce, issues often arise with regard to the marital residence.  In many cases, one spouse wants to keep the marital residence and must buy out the other, which can be accomplished by refinancing the existing mortgage…
  • Mar 10

    US Supreme Court Upholds Adoption Right

    US Supreme Court Upholds Adoption Right
    As an adoptive parent, I could not have been more pleased to read the outcome of the case of V.L. v. E.L., announced by the United States Supreme Court on March 7, 2016.  In this case, the Court upheld a woman’s adoption of three…
Rank this Week: 1570

Linda's Law Blog

Linda's Law Blog

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

http://lindakernslaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 9

    Approach Your Divorce in Business-like Manner

    Approach Your Divorce in Business-like Manner
    I was recently quoted in an article on cheatsheet.com regarding divorce advice: click here.
  • Apr 19

    Preserving Your Internet Privacy During Divorce Litigation

    Preserving Your Internet Privacy During Divorce Litigation
    After a separation, it’s only natural to wonder what your spouse is doing. Litigants often try to gain information by carefully watching their spouse’s social media activity. As we have said before, litigants should always be…
  • Apr 14

    Your Child is Going to College! If You Are Divorced in New Jersey, Who is Going to Pay for it?

    Your Child is Going to College! If You Are Divorced in New Jersey, Who is Going to Pay for it?
    With National College Decision Day coming up right around the corner, it is time to talk about the real college question: how to afford it. In an intact family, parents make decisions about college together. Questions of which college the…
Rank this Week: 1499

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 4

    Grandparent Visitation in Wisconsin

    Grandparent Visitation in Wisconsin
    Finally, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has clarified an important issue in the law concerning visitation rights of grandparents and other non-parents under Wisconsin law. The case, Marriage of Meister, relates to Section 767.43 of the Wisconsin…
  • Apr 28

    Stepping Away from Wisconsin Family Law for a Kidney Transplant

    Stepping Away from Wisconsin Family Law for a Kidney Transplant
    Today we step away from Wisconsin family law topics and into the realm of the personal. Attorneys take temporary leaves from the practice of law for many reasons, some voluntary, some not. My involuntary “vacation” from practicing…
  • Mar 24

    Wisconsin Law and Unpublished Court of Appeals Opinion

    Wisconsin Law and Unpublished Court of Appeals Opinion
    As many people know, the law arises primarily from two sources. First is the statutes, ordinances, and regulations promulgated by federal, state, and local governments and governmental bodies. The second source is caselaw – written…
Rank this Week: 1679

Texas Collaborative Law Blog

Texas Collaborative Law Blog

Provides information about the Texas approach to Collaborative Law. By Dick Price.

http://texascollaborativelaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 1

    Can You Negotiate Your Own Divorce?

    Can You Negotiate Your Own Divorce?
    The short answer is yes, but. There's always a but. On your own, you may make mistakes on some important issues.  To try to negotiate your own divorce without professional help, you should have only a very limited and simple estate, and…
  • Apr 15

    Is Collaborative Divorce Right for You?

    Is Collaborative Divorce Right for You?
    Process option choices:  There are now several  different approaches to getting divorced: There's the traditional litigation model where you go to court, early and often in many cases.Another possibility is sitting around the…
  • Apr 1

    Why Some People Put Off Starting a Collaborative Divorce

    Why Some People Put Off Starting a Collaborative Divorce
    By now, you may have figured out your marriage is not going to last. The questions are when and how the divorce will take place.Some people, when faced with that situation, put off deciding.  Others will explore their options, but become…
Rank this Week: 1606

Law Matters Blog

Law Matters Blog

Covers Vermont family law and estate planning. By the Law Offices of Bucknam Black Brazil PC.

http://vtlegalhelp.com/our-blog/
  • Apr 27

    What’s In a Name?

    What’s In a Name?
    Note: Attorney Davis original wrote this post in her capacities as a contributor to SCOV Law. In this case, Defendant Albert Bingham appeals from the trial court’s declaratory judgment. Before the SCOV even rules on it, Bingham files a…
  • Feb 16

    Taxation Vexation

    Taxation Vexation
    Attorney Davis originally wrote this post as a Contributor for SCOVLaw How do you tax a parcel of land that lies in more than one town? I like to think I might be able to come up with a way that involves less litigation and more common sense,…
  • Feb 9

    Bail Revisited… Again

    Bail Revisited… Again
    Note: Attorney Davis originally wrote this post as a contributor for SCOV Law. Here we are in the depths of bail troubles again. We’ve probably had more segments on bail than there are Harry Potter movies. We’ll call this one:…
Rank this Week: 1755

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
  • Apr 24

    Parent Who Is Prevented From Seeing Child By Other Spouse Is Not Obligated To Pay Child Support

    Parent Who Is Prevented From Seeing Child By Other Spouse Is Not Obligated To Pay Child Support
    I have previously written about situations where a child becomes constructively emancipated as a result of the child’s refusal to have contact with the parent.  What happens in situations where a parent is prevented from seeing the…
  • Jan 25

    What Makes a Marriage Valid?

    What Makes a Marriage Valid?
    Occasionally, it is not clear whether the parties have a valid marriage which can be critical to such issues such as spousal maintenance and equitable distribution. So what makes a marriage valid? In a recent decision, a trial court held…
  • Nov 14

    New Temporary Spousal Maintenance Provisions are Now In Effect

    New Temporary Spousal Maintenance Provisions are Now In Effect
    I have previously written about upcoming changes to New York’s spousal maintenance law. The Governor finally signed the new maintenance law, Ch.269 of the Domestic Relations Law on Friday, September 25th.  The Temporary Maintenance…
Rank this Week: 1409

Utah Divorce Hotline Blog

Utah Divorce Hotline Blog

By Chris Salcido.

http://www.utahdivorcehotline.com/utah-divorce-and-family-lawblog/
  • Apr 13

    Dividing a Defined Contribution 401(k) Retirement Plan

    Dividing a Defined Contribution 401(k) Retirement Plan
    Woodward is Not Automatic for Defined Contribution Plans Generally, there are two types of pension plans: a defined benefit pension plan and a defined contribution retirement plan. A defined contribution plan is comprised of funds…
  • Aug 26

    The Good Divorce – Making Divorce As Painless as Possible

    The Good Divorce – Making Divorce As Painless as Possible
    Trend Toward a “Good Divorce” Recently some high profile celebrity divorces have raised some attention to what has been called the “good divorce,” that is, a divorce where the former spouses stay friends, continue to…
  • Aug 26

    The Good Divorce – Making Divorce As Painless as Possible

    The Good Divorce – Making Divorce As Painless as Possible
    Trend Toward a “Good Divorce” Recently some high profile celebrity divorces have raised some attention to what has been called the “good divorce,” that is, a divorce where the former spouses stay friends, continue to…
Rank this Week: 1361

Texas Family Lawyers

Texas Family Lawyers

Covers family law topics. By Holmes, Diggs & Eames, P.L.L.C.

http://texasfamilylawyers.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 12

    The Importance of a Correct Citation

    The Importance of a Correct Citation
    What is a citation?  It is the additional document the clerks make to send with the original petition for service. What does it do? Among other things, a citation lays out the rights a defendant to a lawsuit has, the answer day, the…
  • Apr 7

    No Attorney’s Fees for Enforcement of Spousal Maintenance

    No Attorney’s Fees for Enforcement of Spousal Maintenance
    Not one I would have guessed, but thanks to John Kappel’s attention to detail and thorough research, it turns out Texas law does not allow for a party to get attorney’s fees in a successful enforcement action on spousal…
  • Apr 7

    No Attorney’s Fees for Enforcement of Spousal Maintenance

    No Attorney’s Fees for Enforcement of Spousal Maintenance
    Not one I would have guessed, but thanks to John Kappel’s attention to detail and thorough research, it turns out Texas law does not allow for a party to get attorney’s fees in a successful enforcement action on spousal…
Rank this Week: 1673

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/
  • Apr 12

    How to act in Texas family court

    How to act in Texas family court
    It is important to remember that a hearing or trial is a very important snapshot of your life and you will be judged either by the judge or jury based on your every move and action or reaction. Smiling at the wrong time or laughing at an…
  • Apr 5

    Email and tech dangers in Texas family court

    Email and tech dangers in Texas family court
    Word to the wise about technology – communications can be preserved, printed, and used at trial. Be careful what you say and how you say it. Resist the temptation to respond to every communication sent by an angry spouse or co-parent.…
  • Mar 8

    Does your Texas county have Standing orders in divorce and family law cases?

    Does your Texas county have Standing orders in divorce and family law cases?
    Most petitions for divorce or seeking relief in a suit affecting the parent child relationship in Texas include a request for a two-week temporary restraining order. This is intended to maintain the status quo and prevent one spouse from…
Rank this Week: 1810

Maryland Family Law

Maryland Family Law

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

http://mdfamilylaw.typepad.com/sunderman/
  • Apr 8

    Tax Day is coming...do you know your filing status?

    Tax Day is coming...do you know your filing status?
    Have you have filed your 2015 taxes yet? If you are separated or divorced, there are a number of rules regarding your taxes. For IRS purposes, married means married. If you are married, you CANNOT file as single. Your only...
  • Feb 18

    How do you get through a divorce?

    How do you get through a divorce?
    Are you looking for some tips from "the other side" of divorce? I enjoyed this article on Slate.com about getting through divorce with children. It is very thoughtful, with a touch of humor, and is a great reminder that taking...
  • Feb 2

    What are your priorities in divorce?

    What are your priorities in divorce?
    Negotiating a divorce and dividing assets gives the spouses a lot of freedom in fashioning an agreement that works for both of them. For example, in the case of dispute of jointly owned real property, the court may only be...
Rank this Week: 1736

Fathers' Rights

Fathers' Rights

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

http://georgiafathersrights.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 11

    Father awarded $230,000 in divorce case

    Father awarded $230,000 in divorce case
    In Fulton County, the parties amassed nearly 1 million in legal fees arguing over custody of their child.  Our unique flat fees protect you from such exorbitant fees.Full case below:Hoard v. Beveridge, S15A1685Supreme Court of…
  • Feb 19

    Regina Edwards selected again to…

    Regina Edwards selected again to SuperLawyers Rising Stars for 2016.Edwards and Associates is pleased to announce that managing partner Regina I. Edwards has again been elected to the 2016 Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Stars list in the area…
  • Apr 17

    Regina Edwards selected again to…

    Regina Edwards selected again to SuperLawyers Rising Stars for 2015.Edwards & Associates is pleased to announce that managing partner Regina I. Edwards has again been elected to the 2015 Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Stars list in the area…
Rank this Week: 1524

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
  • Mar 1

    3 Surprising Benefits of Family Meal

    3 Surprising Benefits of Family Meal
    What can you and your family do to get closer? Do you not talk enough with each other? There are various issues that you and your family may notice such as the inability to communicate. This can cause a lot of problems between your…
  • Feb 26

    Stann Givens Rated Av® Preeminent™ for 20 Year

    Stann Givens Rated Av® Preeminent™ for 20 Year
    Givens Givens Sparks is excited to announce that the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review has honored our founding attorney, Stann Givens, with an ‘AV® Preeminent™’ rating for 20 consecutive years. This is the highest…
  • Feb 22

    Family Time Tip: The Tampa Riverwalk

    Family Time Tip: The Tampa Riverwalk
    A big part of a divorce is determining parenting time. When one parent has limited amounts of time with the children, it is extremely important to find things to do so you can bond and build a strong relationship. For many families in…
Rank this Week: 1550

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/
  • Feb 26

    How Sole Maternal Custody Laws Hurt Mother

    How Sole Maternal Custody Laws Hurt Mother
    I’ve written before about how sole maternal custody laws are unfair to unwed fathers. And many people have written about how sole custody is bad for children. People don’t often stop to consider how sole maternal custody laws harm…
  • Nov 30

    Bolden vs. Does: Eviscerating the parental rights of unwed father

    Bolden vs. Does: Eviscerating the parental rights of unwed father
    The U.S. Supreme Court’s denial of certiorari this year in the case of Bolden v. Does (In re Adoption of J.S.)1 is disappointing. This case presented the Court with a perfect opportunity to reconsider its questionable ruling in Quilloin…
  • Aug 23

    Should Custody Law Be Abolished?

    Should Custody Law Be Abolished?
    In a previous blog post1 I explained why custody designations still matter, in terms of their impact on legal rights. The bigger question behind that one is: Should custody labels still matter? To put it another way: Has the time come to…
Rank this Week: 1637

bloody relations

bloody relations

Covers UK family law.

http://bloodyrelations.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 14

    What is a drink problem?

    What is a drink problem?
    There is a facetious answer to the question - what is a drink problem. Empty glass is the problem - another drink the solution. Or drink is the solution - now what was the problem again? In care cases, however, the usual joking between…
  • Feb 14

    AA: Alcoholics Anonymou

    AA: Alcoholics Anonymou
    Many of my clients who have drink problems refuse to go to the obvious place for help: Alcoholics Anonymous . Over the years I have been given numerous different reasons and I thought I would do my best to debunk a few of the myths about…
  • Feb 14

    Alcohol and Addiction Support & Treatment

    Alcohol and Addiction Support & Treatment
    Alcohol Concern is the national agency on alcohol abuse. Their website publishes a number of leaflets and fact sheets and there is a directory of all local drug & alcohol services in the UK searchable by area. The directory also lists…
Rank this Week: 1647

Orange County Criminal Attorneys…

Orange County Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers criminal justice, family law and Orange County DWI news. By Lauren Johnson, Attorney At Law

http://www.orangecountycriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Jan 15

    Quaalude and Cosby

    Quaalude and Cosby
    More than 40 women have come forward, all of whom allege that comedian, Bill Cosby, sexually assaulted them. Although the specific details are still unknown, Cosby, an entertainer who has seen success for more than 50 years, is now infamously…
  • Jan 14

    Criminal Defense Attorneys in Maine Facing Cut

    Criminal Defense Attorneys in Maine Facing Cut
    Maine Governor Paul LePage appears to be working to cut funding for criminal defense attorney appointed to represent indigent client. The proposed changes would apply to payment to lawyers appointed in cases involving indigent defendants,…
  • Jan 14

    Civil Suit For Broadcom Founder After Alleged Domestic Violence

    Civil Suit For Broadcom Founder After Alleged Domestic Violence
    Billionaire and Newport Coast resident, Henry Nicholas, is being sued by former girlfriend of 6 years for $70 million. Nicholas’s former girlfriend, Melissa Montero, filed the suit after attempting to help Nicholas during, what she…
Rank this Week: 1737

Kevin Hickey Law Blog

Kevin Hickey Law Blog

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

http://kevinhickeylaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 24

    Making the Holidays Happy

    Making the Holidays Happy
    The chill in the air is here to stay. The kids have a few remnants of hard candy leftover from Halloween, but all that’s left of the chocolate are the golden ghosts of foil wrapping. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in…
  • Nov 24

    Making the Holidays Happy

    Making the Holidays Happy
    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!The chill in the air is here to stay. The kids have a few remnants of hard candy leftover from Halloween, but all that’s left of the chocolate are the…
  • Oct 30

    Divorce, Trauma, and Therapy in the Life of a Child

    Divorce, Trauma, and Therapy in the Life of a Child
    Kids are resilient. We hear this so often it has become cliché. Kids do seem to heal faster, embrace easier than adults. Then there are those times when an event in their lives is bigger than their emotions can handle. For some…
Rank this Week: 1818

Family Law Guy

Family Law Guy

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

http://familylawguy.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 19

    How Do I Refer...? III. Someone Who Isn’t Separated, and Hasn’t Reached a Decision About Ending Their Marriage?

    How Do I Refer...? III. Someone Who Isn’t Separated, and Hasn’t Reached a Decision About Ending Their Marriage?
    Counseling a client who is contemplating separation or divorce, or even “maybe thinking” about one, is among the most sensitive tasks family law attorneys face, and it draws as much on our counseling skill-set as it does on our…
  • Sep 10

    How Do I Refer...? II. A Client With Alcohol/Drug/Significant Mental Health Issues?

    How Do I Refer...? II. A Client With Alcohol/Drug/Significant Mental Health Issues?
    Mental illness, drugs and alcohol.  They are the fodder of the divorce tabloids, and a source of anxiety for clients with family law issues who also are struggling with these problems.  Family law clients, particularly parents,  fear a…
  • Aug 17

    "How Do I Refer....?" I: Re-Locating Parent

    "How Do I Refer....?" I: Re-Locating Parent
    Ten Posts directed to trusted advisors, addressing issues of referring "clients with issues", to whom G.S.L.O. can provide ingenuity and practicality in advice and assistance:    I of X: HOW DO I REFER A PARENT WHO WANTS TO…
Rank this Week: 1413