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Pennsylvania Family Law

Pennsylvania Family Law

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

http://pafamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Apr 4

    MAKE APRIL 11 YOUR TAX DAY

    MAKE APRIL 11 YOUR TAX DAY
    It isn’t just the accountants who suffer in April.  Not that they garner much sympathy but lawyers who do divorce work are also afflicted by a tsunami of telephone calls that begin a couple days before April 15.  Most begin…
  • Apr 1

    A PAGE TURNER OPINION FROM MONTGOMERY COUNTY REMINDS US OF WHAT IS AND ISN’T RELEVANT IN A CUSTODY CASE

    A PAGE TURNER OPINION FROM MONTGOMERY COUNTY REMINDS US OF WHAT IS AND ISN’T RELEVANT IN A CUSTODY CASE
    One of the most difficult concepts for lay persons to understand in the law is the rule stating that only relevant evidence is admissible in judicial proceedings.  The concept would seem self-evident as no one would disagree with the…
  • Mar 31

    ARE BITCOINS AND OTHER CRYPTOCURRENCIES THE NEXT SWISS BANK ACCOUNTS?

    ARE BITCOINS AND OTHER CRYPTOCURRENCIES THE NEXT SWISS BANK ACCOUNTS?
    We all know the French proverb; the more things change the more they stay the same.  It has a place in the current controversy over the sudden collapse of Bitcoin’s leading dealer, Mt. Gox. Bitcoin is a virtual or cryptocurrency.…
Rank this Week: 1369

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Apr 4

    After You Get Your Bar Exam Score

    After You Get Your Bar Exam Score
    Today is the day when Bar exam scores are released. If the website crashes at 4:00 p.m., come on back here to the blog; we’re gonna try to post the scores here. If you passed . . . If your name ends up being on the big list of those who…
  • Apr 4

    February 2014 Arkansas Bar Exam Result

    February 2014 Arkansas Bar Exam Result
    We are posting the February 2014 Arkansas Bar Exam results here just in case the court website crashes. It has crashed in the past. Best of luck to everyone—friends & family included, who often suffer the worst—waiting on…
  • Apr 3

    Too many lawyers – maybe not.

    Too many lawyers – maybe not.
    The post Too many lawyers – maybe not. appeared first on Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.
Rank this Week: 4987

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.indianafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 3

    What happens to your frozen embryos? Inheritance and Will

    What happens to your frozen embryos? Inheritance and Will
    An important issue surrounding frozen embryos has recently emerged into spotlight: What happens when parents die and leave no will or instructions for the fertility clinic regarding the disposition of their frozen embryos? A Master in…
  • Mar 27

    "Conscious Uncoupling" - What does it mean?

    "Conscious Uncoupling" - What does it mean?
    The phrase "conscious uncoupling" made the news this week as Hollywood couple, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin announced their split. The couple used the phrase to describe their separation, and what we can only assume to be their impending…
  • Mar 14

    Ethical and Legal Dilemmas of Post-humous reproduction

    Ethical and Legal Dilemmas of Post-humous reproduction
    Assisted Reproduction Technology has created many alternatives for families with infertility to build their families. However, it has also created many legal issues due to the slow nature of the law to keep up with this rapidly evolving…
Rank this Week: 1626

Divorce Online Blog

Divorce Online Blog

News about divorce and family law.

http://www.divorce-online.co.uk/blog/
  • Apr 3

    Can you do pension sharing with an online divorce?

    Can you do pension sharing with an online divorce?
    Many people are surprised to find that we can deal with pension sharing as part of their agreed divorce settlement. We don’t just have our qualified and experienced solicitors draft your pension sharing order, we will also implement it…
  • Mar 31

    Cheap divorce lawyers – how to find one online

    Cheap divorce lawyers – how to find one online
    One of the most popular terms on Google is “cheap divorce lawyers”, it seems everybody is after  a bargain in these days of austerity and that goes for divorce services as well. The word cheap conjures up pile em high……
  • Mar 28

    How to avoid paying court fees when getting a divorce

    How to avoid paying court fees when getting a divorce
    If you are looking to start a divorce and both parties are in agreement, then it makes sense to consider which person should be the petitioner, i.e the person filing the divorce to avoid the expense of paying the current… The post How…
Rank this Week: 3512

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/
  • Apr 3

    New Child Support Standards Chart released March 12, 2014

    New Child Support Standards Chart released March 12, 2014
                       According to the Child Support Standards Chart, [LDSS 4515 (3/14)] released March 12, 2014, prepared by New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance,…
  • Dec 28

    Important New Decisions - December 28, 2013

    Important New Decisions - December 28, 2013
    First Department Holds Parents Who Are Directed to Pay Fees of Attorney Appointed to Represent Child May Raise Defense of Legal Malpractice to Attorney's Claim For Fees. In Venecia C. v. August V., --- N.Y.S.2d ----, 2013 WL 6325172…
  • Dec 28

    2013 New York Legislature Enacts Laws Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence

    2013 New York Legislature Enacts Laws Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence
    The 2013 New York Legislature amended  Domestic Relations Law, the Family Court Act and the Criminal Procedure Law, to protect victims of domestic abuse by recognizing, as family offenses, some forms of economic abuse perpetrated…
Rank this Week: 3677

Massachusetts Family & Divorce…

Massachusetts Family & Divorce Mediation Blog

Covers divorce, separation and other family-related matters. By Larri Tonelli Parker.

http://parkermediation.net/
  • Apr 2

    Holmes v Holme

    Holmes v Holme
    SJC concludes that temporary alimony is separate and distinct from general term alimony, and that the duration of temporary alimony is not included in calculating the maximum presumptive duration of general term alimony. The 2011 Alimony…
  • Mar 24

    Money doesn’t grow on trees!

    Money doesn’t grow on trees!
    Facing divorce? Organize your finances. Gaining control over your money and your spending is critical when contemplating divorce. If your marriage is ending, gather financial documents to help you evaluate your assets, liabilities and…
  • Feb 20

    Divorce Corp.

    Divorce Corp.
    Divorce Corp.’s Only Boston Screening was held on January 23, 2014, hosted by the National Parents Organization, the only organization showing Divorce Corp. in Boston. I went to see the new documentary “Divorce…
Rank this Week: 3402

Massachusetts Divorce & Family…

Massachusetts Divorce & Family Law Blog

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

http://massachusettsfamilylaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 2

    Alimony Statute Construed: No Credit For Time Served!

    Alimony Statute Construed: No Credit For Time Served!
    Today the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court just decided, in Holmes v. Holmes (no link yet available - see entire decision copied below this post) that temporary alimony, awarded before final judgment in a divorce action, does not have to…
  • Mar 29

    Two Excellent Family Law Blogs by Massachusetts Mediator

    Two Excellent Family Law Blogs by Massachusetts Mediator
    I have not blogged here in nearly a year, and during that time, I have discovered a number of blogs by very smart people in my field who have been blogging rather prolifically and brilliantly about Massachusetts divorce and family law.…
  • Jun 23

    Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines Revised Again

    Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines Revised Again
    The Massachusetts Trial Court has just announced the new Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines to be in effect for the next four years, beginning August 1 of this year.  Federal IV-D regulations require each state to have uniform child…
Rank this Week: 1197

Massachusetts Divorce Blog

Massachusetts Divorce Blog

Covers family law, divorce mediation and collaborative law. By Howard I. Goldstein.

http://www.massachusetts-divorce.com/blog/
  • Apr 2

    Temporary Alimony is NOT General Term Alimony

    Temporary Alimony is NOT General Term Alimony
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court added new clarification today in its opinion in the Holmes case (see full opinion here). In Holmes, Husband was ordered to pay temporary alimony during the pendency of the divorce modification…
  • Mar 12

    Child Support is Becoming More Complex

    Child Support is Becoming More Complex
    I used to tell my clients that child support was a straight forward issue.  Prior to the August 2013 Child Support Guidelines, I believed that it was.  If one parent had primary custody of the child/ren then to determine income,…
  • Jan 19

    Massachusetts man discusses how he got divorced for only $1,500.

    Massachusetts man discusses how he got divorced for only $1,500.
    One of the most important discussions that I have with my clients is the financial cost of getting divorced.  The reality is that litigation of a divorce is cost prohibitive for a lot of people.  The good news is that there are…
Rank this Week: 4135

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
  • Apr 2

    Can Debt for an Adult Child's College Expenses be considered Marital Property?

    Can Debt for an Adult Child's College Expenses be considered Marital Property?
    A recent second district court of appeals case found that debt the Husband incurred on behalf of an adult child during the marriage was considered marital property. In Wagner v. Wagner, the Husband charged approximately $13,500.00 on a credit…
  • Mar 31

    Can the Court Order Time Sharing for an Adult Child Who is Disabled?

    Can the Court Order Time Sharing for an Adult Child Who is Disabled?
    The short answer is, no. The First District Court of Appeal recently addressed this issue in Hardman v. Koslowski. In this case, the parties had a child who was disabled and had mental and physical incapacities. The child was over the age of…
  • Mar 28

    My Car Was Keyed, Can I get an Injunction?

    My Car Was Keyed, Can I get an Injunction?
    A recent First District Court of Appeals case dealt with the question of whether having your car keyed is sufficient evidence to get an injunction against the perpetrator. In Williams v. Gonder, Williams was accused of keying Gonder’s…
Rank this Week: 1903

Baum Law Offices

Baum Law Offices

Covers Criminal and Family Law. Published by Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum.

http://baumlawoffices.com/blog/
  • Apr 1

    Adultery as Ground for Divorce in Maryland

    Adultery as Ground for Divorce in Maryland
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland.The most common type of divorce in Maryland is a no-fault divorce based on the voluntary…
  • Mar 1

    Maryland Separation Agreement Form

    Maryland Separation Agreement Form
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland.Separating from a spouse is never just as simple as filling out a form and moving out. Separations…
  • Mar 1

    What if I Die Without a Will in Maryland?

    What if I Die Without a Will in Maryland?
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland.Title 3 of Maryland’s Estates and Trusts Code covers what happens if you die without a will.…
Rank this Week: 4268

Harris Firm Blog

Harris Firm Blog

Covers local and national events mainly in the areas of products liability, injury law, bankruptcy, divorce and family law, and some environmental law.

http://www.theharrisfirmllc.com/harrisfirmblog/
  • Apr 1

    AlabamaRelocationAct

    AlabamaRelocationAct
    Alabama Relocation Act In all divorce settlement agreements involving children, there is a part of the Alabama statute that is generally copied into the agreement called the Alabama Relocation Act.  It basically states how you are to…
  • Mar 21

    FrequentlyAskedQuestionsAboutBankruptcy

    FrequentlyAskedQuestionsAboutBankruptcy
    Frequently Asked Questions About Bankruptcy Process 1) What is Bankruptcy? Bankruptcy was created to give individuals and entities an opportunity to have get financial relief and potentially get a fresh start and resolve their serious…
  • Mar 7

    LivingExpensesinMeansTest

    LivingExpensesinMeansTest
    Living Expenses in the Means Test When filing for bankruptcy in Alabama, there is a budget that must be performed in certain cases called the means test.  A debtor cannot devote all income to debts and is allowed to keep a certain…
Rank this Week: 5000

electronic divorce attorney

electronic divorce attorney

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

http://electronicdivorceattorney.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    Divorce: There's An App For That Too

    Divorce: There's An App For That Too
    Were here at the electronic divorce attorney are not big fans of digitizing personal therapy in an app.  Or the divorce process for that matter.Today's Freep touted the article Digital Divorce, profiling some nifty digital cell…
  • Mar 31

    Stepparent Adoption Complicated by Legal Custody Label

    Stepparent Adoption Complicated by Legal Custody Label
    By: Amanda ChapmanAbout one year ago, the Michigan Court of Appeals recently gave us one more reason to care about legal custody when negotiating a divorce with minor children.  During the divorce process it is often difficult for those…
  • Mar 30

    Conscious Uncoupling in Los Angele

    Conscious Uncoupling in Los Angele
    Gwyneth Paltrow: Recentlyand Consciously Uncoupled.Among some of the more enlightened Hollywood luminaries, it's not a divorce; it is a "conscious uncoupling".  This is the term veteran actress Gwyneth Paltrow used on her website this…
Rank this Week: 2102

The Dallas Divorce Blog

The Dallas Divorce Blog

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

http://chrislawyerblog.com
  • Apr 1

    Standard Visitation in Texas for April

    Standard Visitation in Texas for April
    This month is April…what do we have on tap for Texas standard visitation? Weekends Your standard possession weekends for April are Friday, April 4, 2014 (1st Friday) and Friday, April 18, 2014 (3rd Friday).  Remember from…
  • Mar 12

    Uncontested Divorce – What is it?

    Uncontested Divorce – What is it?
    In my previous post we have discussed the basics of an uncontested divorce in Texas, and the Texas divorce forms that are typically used. But what exactly is an uncontested divorce in Texas?  An uncontested divorce in Texas means that…
  • Feb 28

    Uncontested divorce in Texas document

    Uncontested divorce in Texas document
    In my last post, we discussed the general outline for an agreed or uncontested divorce in the State of Texas.  There was the Original Petition for Divorce, the Waiver of Service (or Waiver of Citation), and the Final Decree of Divorce.…
Rank this Week: 3093

Linda's Law Blog

Linda's Law Blog

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

http://lindakernslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    As most people familiar with child custody…

    As most people familiar with child custody litigation know, when a trial court decides an award of physical or legal custody, the judge must address the sixteen factors in the custody statute and delineate the reasons for the decision on the…
  • Feb 7

    What is Co-parenting Counselling and How Can it Help?

    What is Co-parenting Counselling and How Can it Help?
    My colleague, Stephanie Newberg, M.Ed., MSW, LCSW wrote a detailed, informative article regarding parenting your children after separation.  As an experience co-parenting counselor, she explains the process and provides tips.  Read…
  • Feb 4

    Who claims the kids?

    Who claims the kids?
    Every year, about this time, the Internal Revenue Service updates its very helpful Publication 504 Divorced or Separated Individuals.  Nothing substitutes for the advice of an experienced accountant and attorney but Publication 504,…
Rank this Week: 1597

Family Law Matters

Family Law Matters

Information and advice regarding family law issues. By Bryan Reed.

http://www.justdivorce.co.uk/blog/
  • Apr 1

    DO YOU NEED A CONSCIOUS UNCOUPLING OR AN UNCONTESTED DIVORCE?

    DO YOU NEED A CONSCIOUS UNCOUPLING OR AN UNCONTESTED DIVORCE?
    maybe gwyneth paltrow's desire for a conscious uncoupling is really just a search for an uncontested divorce. Continue reading →
  • Mar 7

    BINDING PRE-NUPS – CART BEFORE THE DIVORCE HORSE?

    BINDING PRE-NUPS – CART BEFORE THE DIVORCE HORSE?
    is it possible that the introduction of binding pre-nups is putting the cart before the horse, and that what's really needed is radical reform of the law of financial outcomes on divorce? bryan reed of justdivorce.co.uk posts a few thoughts…
  • Jan 17

    NO-ONE TOLD ME I WAS DIVORCED!

    NO-ONE TOLD ME I WAS DIVORCED!
    a law firm was recently sued for negligence on grounds that the client did not realise issuing a divorce petition would result in her being divorced! Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 4885

Domestic Diversions

Domestic Diversions

Covers relationships, families and family law.

http://domesticdiversions.com
  • Apr 1

    Essentials, priorities and lifestyle choices: How to set up a quick budget

    Essentials, priorities and lifestyle choices: How to set up a quick budget
    LearnVest offers a simple budgeting rule to apply instantly to your household. Your take-home pay is allocated among three categories: essentials [50%], priorities [20%], and lifestyle choices [30%]. Laura Shin writes (excerpt): The 50/20/30…
  • Mar 30

    Graceful disagreement: Guidelines for giving and taking honest feedback

    Graceful disagreement: Guidelines for giving and taking honest feedback
    On Being highlights the work of Brené Brown and offers us guidance on compassionate criticism. Mariah Helgeson writes (excerpt): I’m ready to sit next to you rather than across from you. I’m willing to put the…
  • Mar 22

    A Journey: From nursing to foster caring to parenting to individual adoptions to family

    A Journey: From nursing to foster caring to parenting to individual adoptions to family
    Senior Judge Bernard A. Friedman issued his decision after trial in DEBOER v SNYDER, Civil Action No. 12-CV-10285 (E.D. Mich. 2014). He determined that the Michigan Marriage Amendment, a 2004 voter-approved amendment to the Michigan…
Rank this Week: 1621

Farzad Family Law Blawg

Farzad Family Law Blawg

Covers California divorce and family law blog, with a focus on Orange County.

http://www.farzadlaw.com/family-law-articles/
  • Mar 29

    Beware of Over Aggressive Divorce Lawyers in Orange County Who Will Churn Your Case

    Beware of Over Aggressive Divorce Lawyers in Orange County Who Will Churn Your Case
    The word aggressive gets thrown around a lot by divorce lawyers, including in Orange County. There is nothing wrong with that as long as it is both right and within the context of intelligent and effective family law representation. I…
  • Mar 21

    Is Your Divorce Dragging On? Learn How to Speed It Up

    Is Your Divorce Dragging On? Learn How to Speed It Up
    How do I speed up my divorce? Has it been many months? Over a year? Years (plural)? There are plenty of good reasons why a divorce may take longer than you expected. Sometimes, it’s nobody’s fault and the case is just very…
  • Mar 21

    Is Your Divorce Dragging On? Learn How to Speed It Up

    Is Your Divorce Dragging On? Learn How to Speed It Up
    How do I speed up my divorce? Has it been many months? Over a year? Years (plural)? There are plenty of good reasons why a divorce may take longer than you expected. Sometimes, it’s nobody’s fault and the case is just very…
Rank this Week: 4761

Denver Divorce Attorney Blog

Denver Divorce Attorney Blog

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

http://www.denverdivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • Mar 28

    COLORADO CHILD SUPPORT AND DAY CARE EXPENSES

    COLORADO CHILD SUPPORT AND DAY CARE EXPENSES
    Over the course of the last few decades, it has become more common place for both mothers and fathers, whether married or just parents of a child or children, to work. In fact, Colorado statute related to child support presupposes that both…
  • Mar 9

    Will Amendment 64 Affect Colorado Child Custody Cases?

    Will Amendment 64 Affect Colorado Child Custody Cases?
    As most Colorado residents know, recreational marijuana use was approved via Amendment 64 last fall. The status of marijuana in noncriminal matters, however, remains ambiguous. How will Amendment 64 be implemented? A task force was set up to…
  • Feb 16

    Colorado Divorce and Income Tax Ramification

    Colorado Divorce and Income Tax Ramification
    A Colorado divorce case can have many facets to it, whether financial or child related. The financial aspects of a divorce case can include property division, alimony (properly termed "maintenance"), and child support. With those financial…
Rank this Week: 4037

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/
  • Mar 28

    How Bankruptcy and Divorce May Intersect

    How Bankruptcy and Divorce May Intersect
    If you're separated and considering divorce, or are already in the divorce process, then it's essential to understand all of the variables which are at play. Financial concerns are of course of key importance to any divorce. From there,…
  • Mar 13

    Guardianships in Maryland

    Guardianships in Maryland
    In Maryland, a guardianship may be necessary if a minor's parents are not willing or able to care for a child. This could be due to drug or alcohol issues, military obligations, or the death or illness of a parent....
  • Mar 11

    Summer vacation

    Summer vacation
    It's that time of the year, to plan summer vacation. (That is, if you know when the last day of school will be after all the snow day make-ups!) If you have an access schedule for your children, you will...
Rank this Week: 1960

Australian Divorce Blog

Australian Divorce Blog

Covers family law and divorce in Australia. By Stephen Page.

http://australiandivorce.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    Documents in family law cases can make all the difference

    Documents in family law cases can make all the difference
    One of the differences between social workers and lawyers is that social workers like to listen to people, while lawyers like to use documents. Documents at times can damn someone’s case in court. Many years ago I acted for a mother who…
  • Mar 25

    Avoid the tax slug when you do a family law property settlement

    Avoid the tax slug when you do a family law property settlement
    “The ATO’s slugged me $9,000!” said my new client when she came to see me. “How rich! All I did was a property settlement with my ex.”All of which was true, but what I soon discovered was that my client had not…
  • Mar 24

    Attention to detail wins Family Court case

    Attention to detail wins Family Court case
    I have lost count of the number of cases where my attention to detail made all the difference to whether my client was successful or not in a case. For example, a father swore that his criminal history was attached to his affidavit. When I…
Rank this Week: 620

St. Charles Divorce Lawyer Blog

St. Charles Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law with an emphasis on divorce. By Doug Bellon of Dalton, Chassaniol & Bellon.

http://www.stcharlesdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 27

    What is My Missouri Family Law Judge Likely to Consider in Awarding Legal Custody?

    What is My Missouri Family Law Judge Likely to Consider in Awarding Legal Custody?
    In our previous blog we discussed the difference between sole legal custody and joint legal custody and the importance of having a well drafted parenting plan. In today's blog we discuss those factors that will be considered by your family…
  • Mar 17

    A Closer Look at Legal Custody in Missouri

    A Closer Look at Legal Custody in Missouri
    In Missouri the general concepts involved in an award of sole legal custody or joint legal custody can be simply explained. However, prior to accepting a specific legal custody arrangement, Missouri parents should be aware that the specific…
  • Feb 10

    Is A Revocable Living Trust Really a Necessary Tool To Accomplish Effective Missouri Estate Planning?

    Is A Revocable Living Trust Really a Necessary Tool To Accomplish Effective Missouri Estate Planning?
    The answer to a broad question such as this obviously depends on the type of assets a client possesses and what his objectives are. But, the place to start evaluating the answer is to begin with an understanding of why a revocable living…
Rank this Week: 3933

New Jersey Family Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Family Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Helfand & Associates.

http://www.newjerseyfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 27

    Child Custody in Divorce or Separation

    Child Custody in Divorce or Separation
    CHILD CUSTODY IN DIVORCE OR SEPARATION We all know that children are affected by their parent’s behavior. Staying in a bad marriage or separating has consequences. Parents must give top priority to the protection and well-being of their…
  • Mar 27

    Mediating the Divorce

    Mediating the Divorce
    MEDIATING THE DIVORCE The New Jersey Court Rules require that parties to a divorce have been advised of the option to use mediation to resolve their divorce. Mediation can be done with both parties acting pro se or being unrepresented by…
  • Mar 27

    Divorce and Default Judgment in New Jersey

    Divorce and Default Judgment in New Jersey
    There is no question about the fact that going through a divorce can be draining both emotionally and potentially financially. Many times, individuals feel that they cannot afford an attorney, and so they decide to represent themselves. While…
Rank this Week: 4891

The Legal Optimist

The Legal Optimist

By Rosie Brown.

http://legaloptimist.wordpress.com
  • Mar 27

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee
    Join Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty to obtain an adequate number of signatures to influence Governor Haslam’s political choices.  In short, Tennessee is slated to resume executing death row inmates this…
  • Mar 27

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee
    Join Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty to obtain an adequate number of signatures to influence Governor Haslam’s political choices.  In short, Tennessee is slated to resume executing death row inmates this…
  • Mar 14

    Tennessee’s ‘Green Mile’ — A Return to Carpetbaggers and Stagecoaches?

    Tennessee’s ‘Green Mile’ — A Return to Carpetbaggers and Stagecoaches?
    In an apparent bid for nostalgia to the late 19th century, the Tennessee Attorney General handed down an opinion on Wednesday that found Senate Bill 2580/House Bill 2476 would not be unconstitutional. The Bills propose to authorize…
Rank this Week: 4824

Florida Divorce & Family Law…

Florida Divorce & Family Law Blog

Covers current events related to divorce and family law matters in Florida. By Christine Bauer.

http://bauerfamilylaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    Same Sex Marriage and Divorce in Florida?

    Same Sex Marriage and Divorce in Florida?
    Every now and then I come across an article that I think is interesting to the masses and not only to those people who believe that a divorce or separation is imminent. Today in Hillsborough County a same sex couple is attempting to…
  • Nov 27

    5 things that will drive divorcees nut

    5 things that will drive divorcees nut
    I Recently came across an article about the things that drive divorce people crazy. I find that the five things that his writer finds to be annoying about their own divorce to be truly universal with most of the people and cases that I…
  • Aug 14

    Designation for other Legal Purposes v. School Designation

    Designation for other Legal Purposes v. School Designation
    Florida is a progressive state in that it does not recognize a primary parent or even a majority parent. We have time-sharing of children and in most cases, except those very unique cases, the parties also share parental responsibility. …
Rank this Week: 1879

Family Law Topics

Family Law Topics

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

http://www.familylawtopics.com/
  • Mar 26

    Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin Separate in “Conscious Uncoupling”

    Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin Separate in “Conscious Uncoupling”
    Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin announced this week that they are ending their 11 year marriage. They termed their decision to separate as “conscious uncoupling.” While most people would just call it “divorce,” the…
  • Mar 25

    The Executive Divorce – 10 Strategies for Keeping It Private

    The Executive Divorce – 10 Strategies for Keeping It Private
    Executives, such as self-employed presidents of closely held companies, the C Suite (CEO, CFO, etc.), executive employees, officers, and directors, are charged with managing and directing other people in a company. These executives are…
  • Mar 24

    Eavesdropping in Illinois No Longer a Crime? That is Correct, For the Time Being.

    Eavesdropping in Illinois No Longer a Crime? That is Correct, For the Time Being.
    The Illinois Supreme Court just unanimously ruled the Illinois eavesdropping law unconstitutional. The law made it illegal to record any person, whether in public or private, unless they consented. Typically, the law was applied against…
Rank this Week: 2694

Chicago Divorce Attorney

Chicago Divorce Attorney

Covers Illinois family law matters. By the Wolkowitz Law Office.

http://wolkowitz.com/chicago-divorce-illinois-family-law-blog
  • Mar 25

    Lake Michigan oil spill like divorce?

    Lake Michigan oil spill like divorce?
    Today there was an oil spill in Lake Michigan. It struck me that an oil spill can be a lot like a divorce. Bigger than they look Both oils spills and divorces can be bigger than they first appear. For example, in an oil spill, it can be hard…
  • Feb 25

    How can I fire my divorce lawyer?

    How can I fire my divorce lawyer?
    It’s unusual for a lawyer to talk about how to fire your lawyer. That’s why I’m writing this article. Should you fire your lawyer? I don’t know. That’s for you to decide. To assist you in deciding I discuss…
  • Feb 10

    Lawyer referring to other lawyer?

    Lawyer referring to other lawyer?
    Find a divorce lawyer in Illinois can be challenging. I know that many people are referred to lawyers by their friends and family, and sometimes by other lawyers. But one thing I’ve found – from hiring lawyers myself – is…
Rank this Week: 3739

Shaw Law

Shaw Law

Covers Michigan divorce law.

http://eshawlaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 24

    How Does Divorce Affect Social Security Benefits?

    How Does Divorce Affect Social Security Benefits?
    The first consideration in the analysis is the length of the marriage.  In order to be entitled to the other spouse’s social security benefits the marriage must have lasted 10 years or more. A marriage which lasts 10 years or more…
  • Oct 19

    EFFECT OF DIVORCE ON PRE-EXISTING WILLS & ESTATE PLANS

    EFFECT OF DIVORCE ON PRE-EXISTING WILLS & ESTATE PLANS
    A large percentage of divorced persons, widows, and widowers subsequently remarry one or more times. It is important to consider the legal effect divorces may have on any pre-existing estate plans including wills, trusts, non-probate…
  • Oct 17

    Short Sales and Foreclosures in Divorce

    Short Sales and Foreclosures in Divorce
    When people get divorced, they often sell the marital residence. In 2010, divorced couples are learning there is less equity in their homes and the ability to sell a non-foreclosed or short-saled property is impacted by these market…
Rank this Week: 4418

Durham Family Law Journal.com

Durham Family Law Journal.com

Discusses North Carolina family law topics. By Martha New Milam.

http://durhamfamilylawjournal.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 24

    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE - A Persisitent Threat to Women in the USA

    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE - A Persisitent Threat to Women in the USA
     In a recent New York Times OP-ED Nicholas Kristof informs us that in the United States, domestic violence claims the life of an American Woman every six hours and strikes 25% of all American women in their lifetimes.  Such…
  • Jan 21

    What is the role of the custody evaluator?

    What is the role of the custody evaluator?
    I just finished reading an excellent article  by Gary Direnfield, MSW, RSW entitled Unraveling Custody/Access Assessments/Evaluations.  In this article Gary provides his reader with a succinct explanation of the role and…
  • Jan 3

    Happy New Y!ear

    Happy New Y!ear
    2013 was not a blogging year for me.  2014 will be different as I set the intention to post a new article at least once per month.  If there are topics you would like for me to address please send your suggestions to me at…
Rank this Week: 3610

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
  • Mar 23

    Transmutation of Separate Property into Marital Property

    Transmutation of Separate Property into Marital Property
    One of the basic theories in equitable distribution and divorce litigation is that of transmutation. Transmutation theory holds that by their actions, the parties are able to modify the status of the property they own from separate property…
  • Feb 2

    Minors and Rescission of Acknowledgment of Paternity

    Minors and Rescission of Acknowledgment of Paternity
    A recent bill signed into law by Governor Cuomo, allows minors who acknowledged paternity of their children to have a brief period of time when they turn 18 to seek to rescind that acknowledgment . Family Court Act §516-a will…
  • Oct 26

    Update on Duration of Maintenance

    Update on Duration of Maintenance
    When New York Legislature passed the “no-fault” divorce statute in 2010, it created a formula for calculating temporary spousal maintenance under DRL §236[B]5-a. However, it did not set forth a formula or…
Rank this Week: 1186

A Child is Missing

A Child is Missing

Reports on federal Hague Convention child abduction cases By Joel R. Brandes.

http://joelbrandes.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2011

Llabona Law Blog

Llabona Law Blog

Covers Florida family law issues.

http://www.llabona.com/blog/
  • Mar 22

    Dealing with Post-Divorce Emotion

    Dealing with Post-Divorce Emotion
    Regardless of where an individual is in the divorce process, they are undoubtedly experiencing a veritable overload of emotions. Whether it’s at the beginning of the process, wondering what went wrong, or worrying about how family…
  • Mar 15

    Finances in Divorce

    Finances in Divorce
    It has been well-established that divorce can have serious effects on an individual’s future. Relationships with family members and even friends can become strained or challenged, and many times, a person has to simply walk away from…
  • Mar 8

    Child Support Payments Being Held by Florida Government

    Child Support Payments Being Held by Florida Government
    There have been numerous stories in the news about so-called “deadbeat” parents who do not pay their child support payments. Unfortunately, children across Southwest Florida aren’t receiving their child support payments for…
Rank this Week: 3271

Ontario Family Law Blog

Ontario Family Law Blog

Covers family law and collaborative team practice issues. By Galbraith Family Law.

http://www.ontariofamilylawblog.com
  • Mar 22

    Top Five Reasons Why You Need a Will

    Top Five Reasons Why You Need a Will
    by Toni Nieuwhof “Oh yeah, I need to make that appointment.”  I hear this so frequently from successful people who generally have made sound financial choices.  Let’s face it – it’s difficult to conjure…
  • Mar 20

    Smart Divorce Option

    Smart Divorce Option
    Most separations and divorces are stressful and painful. You can choose to make it better or worse by the process you choose to use. The following are your choices.    Collaborative Practice Collaborative Practice is a…
  • Mar 18

    Post-Secondary Education and Child Support

    Post-Secondary Education and Child Support
    Does child support end when a child reach age 18 years? Our lawyer Lynn Kirwin answers this question in detail.  The courts have recognized that financial dependency does not end upon a child turning 18.  Under the Divorce act and…
Rank this Week: 3705

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois divorce law. From Michael Roe.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 22

    Kane County Divorce Lawyer: The Impact of Parental Alienation on Children

    Kane County Divorce Lawyer: The Impact of Parental Alienation on Children
    The Impact of Parental Alienation on Children Every child has a fundamental need for love and protection. Published on April 25, 2013 by Edward Kruk, Ph.D. in Co-Parenting After Divorce I offer the first installment of a three-part series…
  • Feb 22

    Kane County Divorce: One Story of Parental Alienation

    Kane County Divorce: One Story of Parental Alienation
    Actor Jason Patric discusses his custody case with the mother of his child, conceived through in vitro fertilization. Patric had an ongoing relationship with the child's mother, and acted as a Dad to the child after it was born. Due...
  • Feb 13

    DuPage Divorce Lawyer: Parental Alienation or Sexual Abuse?

    DuPage Divorce Lawyer: Parental Alienation or Sexual Abuse?
    Recent published articles in the New York Times from Dylan Farrow, and subsequently in rebuttal Woody Allen, have brought into the light allegations that have arisen from what appears to have been a highly dysfunctional family environment. My…
Rank this Week: 2041

The Interplay Between Bankruptcy…

The Interplay Between Bankruptcy and Divorce Law in Virginia

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

http://bankruptcydivorceblawg.com
Rank this Week: 1288

Divorce Law Journal

Divorce Law Journal

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

http://louisvilledivorce.typepad.com/info/
Rank this Week: 230

Updates in Michigan Family Law

Updates in Michigan Family Law

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

http://jeannehannah.typepad.com/blog_jeanne_hannah_traver/
  • Mar 21

    Bitter Litigant Trashes Divorce Lawyers | Fair Indictment?

    Bitter Litigant Trashes Divorce Lawyers | Fair Indictment?
    Divorce Corp purports to expose a "corrupt" system. "Divorce Corp" is a "documentary." Joseph Sorge was pretty steamed after a trial court judge ordered him to pay his ex-wife's attorney fees in a post-judgment…
  • Mar 19

    Post-judgment Custody Modification

    Post-judgment Custody Modification
    In this digital age, letting loose with digital messages (emails, text messages) or even letters disseminating information to third parties happens far too often in custody and parenting time matters. When are they going to learn? Facebook,…
  • Mar 12

    International Child Abduction | 20/20 Report - Mother Abducts Two Boy

    International Child Abduction | 20/20 Report - Mother Abducts Two Boy
    In a gripping report, NBC's 20/20 documents the abduction of two American children from the US to Slovakia. The children were born in American during the mother's marriages to two different men. One of the fathers successfully used social…
Rank this Week: 242

Trust Matters Most

Trust Matters Most

Covers family law, divorce, bankruptcy, and specific Pennsylvania law changes. By Reese, Samley, Wagenseller, Mecum & Longer, P.C.

http://www.trustmattersmost.com/blog
  • Mar 21

    Why Does Divorce Skyrocket from January to March?

    Why Does Divorce Skyrocket from January to March?
    All over the U.S., lawyers are talking about the increased number of divorce cases they see in January. While December is usually the year’s low, January numbers shoot up and remain that way through March. What’s behind this…
  • Mar 14

    Schools Required to Bus Children to Both Divorced Parents’ House

    Schools Required to Bus Children to Both Divorced Parents’ House
    Another follow-up to two of our recent blogs (“Another One Rides the Bus with apologies to the Queen” and “Update to Another One Rides the Bus”) regarding bus transportation for children of divorced parents who…
  • Mar 11

    5 Ways to Hurt Your Divorce with Social Media

    5 Ways to Hurt Your Divorce with Social Media
    “It’s better to be safe than sorry,” the adage goes. It’s especially true when it comes to legal issues like divorce – particularly in contentious cases.  Studies over the past 5 years have tied social media…
Rank this Week: 4895

McLean County Divorce

McLean County Divorce

Covers Illinois family law. By Jon D. McLaughlin.

http://mcleancountydivorce.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 20

    Eavesdropping Statute

    Eavesdropping Statute
    People v. Clark and People v. Melongo Today, in two separate decisions, People v. Clark, 2014 IL 115776, andPeople v. Melongo, 2014 IL 114852, the Illinois Supreme Court considered the constitutionality of several…
  • Feb 14

    Federal Judge Grants Class Action

    Federal Judge Grants Class Action
    Federal Judge Grants Class Action 2/12/14 Federal Judge Grants Class Action for all Medicaid-Eligible Children Under the Age of 21 who have been Diagnosed with a Mental Health or Behavioral Disorder in the State of Illinois…
  • Feb 6

    Be Careful with Settlement Agreement

    Be Careful with Settlement Agreement
    Settling your Bloomington Illinois Divorce is almost always better than litigating. But, if you sign a Marital Settlement Agreement in Illinois, you had better be very careful as to what is, and is not, in that agreement, as this recent case…
Rank this Week: 2728

Florida Family Lawyer Blog

Florida Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridafamilylawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 18

    How To Talk with Your Spouse About Collaborative Divorce

    How To Talk with Your Spouse About Collaborative Divorce
    So you are interested in a collaborative divorce – in keeping the divorce from becoming a fight in court, and believe it is a process that would work for you and your spouse. A next question is whether your spouse is interested in this…
  • Dec 20

    Collaborative Divorce – Is a “Paradigm Shift” for You?

    Collaborative Divorce – Is a “Paradigm Shift” for You?
    Paradigm Shift may sound to you like a phrase a consultant would use – it reminds me a little of a meeting I was in many years ago, when the consultant in the room talked about different community agencies and institutions…
  • Dec 20

    Collaborative Divorce - Is a "Paradigm Shift" for You?

    Collaborative Divorce - Is a "Paradigm Shift" for You?
    Paradigm Shift may sound to you like a phrase a consultant would use - it reminds me a little of a meeting I was in many years ago, when the consultant in the room talked about different community agencies and institutions "interdigitating".…
Rank this Week: 3574

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: 580

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: 3464

Texas Collaborative Law Blog

Texas Collaborative Law Blog

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

http://texascollaborativelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 15

    What to Expect: How Easy is Collaborative Law?

    What to Expect: How Easy is Collaborative Law?
    Some people think that if you choose to work out your divorce issues and you agree to not go to court, you have elected to use a nice, simple, easy process.  While the process is generally nicer than litigation and is intended to at…
  • Mar 1

    Discussing Why You Want to Use Collaborative Law

    Discussing Why You Want to Use Collaborative Law
    There's an important discussion that needs to take place, but which is often overlooked, at the start of a Collaborative Law case.  People choose to use the process for many different reasons, sometimes being influenced by more than one…
  • Feb 15

    Is Collaborative Law Faster than Litigation?

    Is Collaborative Law Faster than Litigation?
    Is Collaborative Law faster?  Usually, BUT it's not necessarily "fast".The Collaborative process is deliberate.  We follow a Roadmap that is logical and efficient.At our first joint meeting, we usually explain the process, make sure…
Rank this Week: 2347

Between the Sheets: Adultery in…

Between the Sheets: Adultery in Divorce Cases in Virginia

Explores the legal effects of adultery on family law matters in Virginia and across the United States. By James H. Wilson, Jr.

http://jameshwilsonjr.com/
Rank this Week: 4705

Synorlaw

Synorlaw

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

http://www.synorlaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 14

    How to best work with your lawyer

    How to best work with your lawyer
    First ask about the cost of legal representation. If your situation will require more work beyond the first consultation, remember to ask for the lawyer’s fees in writing. You do not have to hire the lawyer after the initial…
  • Feb 6

    Collaborative No Court Divorce

    Collaborative No Court Divorce
    Collaborative No Court Divorce is low confrontation, high negotiation divorce process that affords clients the opportunity to resolve issues through meditation and attorney consultation by sharing information, striving toward common goals,…
  • Jan 14

    Sandwiched in the Middle

    Sandwiched in the Middle
    The “Sandwich Generation” – a term given to adults who are raising children and simultaneously caring for elderly or inform parents. As the huge numbers of aging “Baby Boomers” near retirement age we will see an…
Rank this Week: 4452

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
  • Mar 13

    Plain Language Requirement for Residential Lease

    Plain Language Requirement for Residential Lease
    There is a plain language requirement for residential leases in New York N.Y. General Obligations Law § 5-702, requires residential leases to be written in plain language. As a landlord you must insure that your…
  • Mar 13

    Police Find Gun in Purse

    Police Find Gun in Purse
    Was the warrantless search legal? FACTS Just before noon on May 23, 2008, police responded to a radio run reporting a burglary in progress at 2255 Barker Avenue in the Bronx, an apartment building participating in Operation Clean Halls, a…
  • Mar 11

    Housing Court Attorney

    Housing Court Attorney
    Court Attorneys in Landlord Tenant Proceedings Court Attorneys play a significant role in landlord tenant proceedings where the Respondent is not represented by counsel.  In the interest of judicial economy, landlord tenant cases…
Rank this Week: 1385