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The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

Covers Florida real estate law, foreclosure defense, bankruptcy, estate planning and family law.

http://www.thorpelawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jul 15

    Supreme court rejects second lien stripping

    Supreme court rejects second lien stripping
    In an unanimous decision by the Supreme Court of the United States, a decision was passed down that prevents a debtor in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceeding from voiding a junior mortgage (or second mortgage) if the debt on a … Continue…
  • Jun 29

    The Fine Line Between Success and Bankruptcy

    The Fine Line Between Success and Bankruptcy
    The beginning of any new startup company is an optimistic time. After the fundraising, vision-creating, and product building, any founder or team member would hope that things would go smoothly from then on. However this is not always the…
  • Jun 15

    Supreme Court Ruling – The Decision-Making Power of Bankruptcy Judge

    Supreme Court Ruling – The Decision-Making Power of Bankruptcy Judge
    In May of 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that bankruptcy judges have the power of final judgments in certain legal disputes that arise from bankruptcy proceedings. This will boost the power of the Bankruptcy Court system. A Question of…
Rank this Week: 2505

Maryland Divorce Lawyer Blog

Maryland Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law with a focus on divorce on Maryland. By Anthony A. Fatemi, LLC.

http://www.marylanddivorcelawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 15

    Maryland Court Upholds Marital Agreement Dividing Pension Benefit

    Maryland Court Upholds Marital Agreement Dividing Pension Benefit
    Under Maryland law, “marital property” is a term used to identify property that was acquired during the length of a marriage. In contemplation of divorce, spouses often seek to divide up marital property by virtue of a settlement…
  • Jun 26

    Same Sex Marriage and Divorce Making News Around the Country

    Same Sex Marriage and Divorce Making News Around the Country
    As the nation awaits the United States Supreme Court’s imminent and historic decision on same sex marriage, other courts in the country are addressing issues of particular importance to same sex couples:  can they get divorced?…
  • Jun 16

    Maryland Court Reviews Juvenile Court Custody-Related Order

    Maryland Court Reviews Juvenile Court Custody-Related Order
    When parents separate or decide to divorce, they must be prepared to address and hopefully resolve many important issues, such as child custody and visitation. In an ideal situation, both parents will agree on an arrangement that suits…
Rank this Week: 2464

Tennessee Collaborative Divorce…

Tennessee Collaborative Divorce Blog

Covers family law. By Papa & Roberts, PLLC.

http://www.tennesseecollaborativedivorceblog.com/
  • Jul 15

    Collaborative Divorce for Same-Sex Couple

    Collaborative Divorce for Same-Sex Couple
    With the advent of same-sex marriage across Tennessee and the rest of the United States, same-sex divorce will be an inevitable reality in the very near future.  In fact, some Tennessee couples married in other states and have wanted to…
  • Jun 19

    The Role of the Law in Collaborative Divorce

    The Role of the Law in Collaborative Divorce
    Previous blog entries here have focused mostly on the ways Collaborative Divorce is different from traditional divorce litigation and how the process takes into account the non-legal aspects of divorcing.  This post will explore more…
  • May 27

    Collaborative Divorce Training in Charleston, SC

    Collaborative Divorce Training in Charleston, SC
    Join us in Charleston, South Carolina for a 2-Day Introductory Interdisciplinary Collaborative Divorce Training.  August 28-29, 2015 at the Courtyard by Marriott, Charleston Historic District, 125 Calhoun Street, 29401.…
Rank this Week: 1452

Tennessee Attorneys Blog

Tennessee Attorneys Blog

Covers family and injury law, estate planning and medical malpractice. By Martin Heller Potempa & Sheppard, PLLC.

http://www.tennesseeattorneysblog.com/
  • Jul 15

    Historic U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage in Tennessee

    Historic U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage in Tennessee
    The U.S. Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which addressed the constitutionality of state-enacted gay marriage bans, including the one in Tennessee. In a 5-4 decision, the Court held that pursuant to…
  • Jul 10

    Tennessee Court of Appeals Allows Medical Malpractice Case to Continue

    Tennessee Court of Appeals Allows Medical Malpractice Case to Continue
    The Tennessee Court of Appeals recently had before it a case claiming medical malpractice that stemmed from the allegedly negligent treatment of a woman’s rheumatoid arthritis, which the plaintiffs claim resulted in her death.…
  • Jul 10

    Tennessee Court of Appeals Rules in Medical Malpractice “Grey Area” Case

    Tennessee Court of Appeals Rules in Medical Malpractice “Grey Area” Case
    In a recent premises liability case, Coggins v. Holston Valley Medical Center, Tenn. Ct. App. (2015), the Tennessee Court of Appeals had to determine whether a slip and fall that occurred within a hospital was properly controlled by…
Rank this Week: 1841

Kevin Hickey Law Blog

Kevin Hickey Law Blog

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

http://kevinhickeylaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 14

    Social Media’s Newest Impact on Divorce

    Social Media’s Newest Impact on Divorce
    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!In Arkansas, as well as most states, you have to make sure the opposing party is properly served with divorce papers to start the divorce process. This usually…
  • Jul 8

    Navigating Divorce While Parenting

    Navigating Divorce While Parenting
    I recently read an excellent article on getting along after divorce on the HuffPost Divorce website (10 Key Questions For Caring Co-Parents to Support the Kids You Love!). This is so so important for divorcing parties that have children. Your…
  • Jun 27

    The Things You Should Never Say to Someone Going Through a Divorce

    The Things You Should Never Say to Someone Going Through a Divorce
    Good advice from Naked Divorce site… Naked Divorce Article
Rank this Week: 2254

Dallas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Dallas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Texas family law issues. By Guest & Gray.

http://www.dallasdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 14

    Family Mediation 101

    Family Mediation 101
    Divorce cost money, no matter how easy a lawyer and the client try to make the process, one cannot get around the fact that going through a divorce is expensive. There are, however, certain alternatives that couples can partake in to try and…
  • Jun 28

    Same-Sex Marriage: A Right Nationwide

    Same-Sex Marriage: A Right Nationwide
    On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States held, in Obergefell v. Hodges, Director, Ohio Department of Health, Et Al., that the 14th amendment requires a State to license a marriage between two people of the same sex and to…
  • Jun 8

    Dividing Community Property, Fraud on the Community, and Spousal Maintenance

    Dividing Community Property, Fraud on the Community, and Spousal Maintenance
    How do I prove that certain property in my divorce is separate from the community property? When the court divides property in Texas there is a presumption that the community owns everything, that is both parties will have a right to it.…
Rank this Week: 2842

Lutz Law blog

Lutz Law blog

Covers Washington family law.

http://www.lutzlaw.com/articles/
  • Jul 14

    Spousal Maintenance for Immigrant

    Spousal Maintenance for Immigrant
    It is not uncommon for a person seeking immigration status in the United States (i.e. petitioner) to find him or herself in a position where the other spouse files for a divorce but the Unites States Citizen and Immigration Service ……
  • Jun 12

    De Facto Parentage

    De Facto Parentage
    In our ever changing society where blended families are more and more common, I am often asked from someone in the middle of a divorce or separation:  “I was really close to my step kids.  Can I have visitation with ……
  • Apr 25

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
Rank this Week: 1780

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/
  • Jul 14

    Limited scope respresentation

    Limited scope respresentation
    As of July 1, 2015, the Maryland Judiciary developed new rules specifically permitting what is called "limited scope representation." This means that it is possible for attorneys to represent clients for specific tasks in litigation as…
  • Jun 23

    Summer is in full swing!

    Summer is in full swing!
    At this point, all of the schools in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia are out for summer. If both parents work, you are already familiar with putting together the schedule of camps, babysitters and vacation plans. It can...
  • Feb 6

    Divorce tips for women

    Divorce tips for women
    I was recently interviewed by Connie Donahue of Woman Around Town to give tips for women considering divorce. You can read the article here. I would appreciate any feedback you have. What advice has helped you in divorce or separation?
Rank this Week: 700

Houston Divorce Lawyer Blog

Houston Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers the divorce process. By Ramos Law Firm.

http://www.ramosfamilylaw.com/houstondivorceblog/
  • Jul 14

    Dissent on the Obergefell v. Hodges Decision

    Dissent on the Obergefell v. Hodges Decision
    The Supreme Court of the United States released their opinion on Obergefell v. Hodges. The decision came down to a 5-4 vote, with Chief Justice Roberts dissenting, joined by Justice Scalia and Thomas. Justice Alito also filed a dissenting…
  • Jul 2

    Summary of the Supreme Court’s Decision On Same-Sex Marriage

    Summary of the Supreme Court’s Decision On Same-Sex Marriage
    Last Friday, the Supreme Court of the United States released their opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges. Obergefell consists of a number of consolidated cases that originated from Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee, all states that limited…
  • Mar 3

    How Does Immigration Status Affect Divorce Cases in Texas?

    How Does Immigration Status Affect Divorce Cases in Texas?
    The state of Texas and the Texas Family Code do not mandate that a person be a citizen of the United States to receive a divorce or pursue a custody case. The only residency requirement is that a person must have resided in the state of Texas…
Rank this Week: 3305

Real Divorce Mediation Blog

Real Divorce Mediation Blog

By Whole Mediation & Consulting Services P.C.

http://wholemediation.com/category/real-divorce-mediation/
  • Jul 14

    Divorce Mediation Dos and Don’t

    Divorce Mediation Dos and Don’t
    Divorce mediation can only work when both parties are actively participating throughout the entire process. If one side is passive while the other is aggressive, a solution will most likely not be mutually beneficial as it would if both…
  • Jun 10

    Four Styles of Mediation

    Four Styles of Mediation
    There is no set formula when it comes to divorce mediation. Each couple’s circumstances, goals, and issues are different, making the process unique to every situation. I have been mediating for over 25 years and have never seen the same…
  • Jun 9

    Four Styles of Mediation

    Four Styles of Mediation
    There is no set formula when it comes to divorce mediation. Each couple’s circumstances, goals, and issues are different, making the process unique to every situation. I have been mediating for over 25 years and have never seen the same…
Rank this Week: 1814

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: 2546

Pennsylvania Family Law

Pennsylvania Family Law

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

http://pafamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 13

    A DIFFERENT TAKE ON OBERGEFELL

    A DIFFERENT TAKE ON OBERGEFELL
    I just finished reading my partner Aaron Weems’ analysis on last week’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that gay marriage is an institution meriting the respect of all fifty American states and not merely those which had endorsed…
  • Jul 6

    CAN SOCIAL MEDIA SPEECH VIOLATE PROTECTION FROM ABUSE ORDERS

    CAN SOCIAL MEDIA SPEECH VIOLATE PROTECTION FROM ABUSE ORDERS
    I recently wrote a column for The Legal Intelligencier about the Supreme Court’s decision in the Elonis v. United States to overturn Elonis’ criminal conviction and forty-four month prison term for statements he made through…
  • Jul 5

    SUPREME COURT: SAME-SEX MARRIAGE IS LEGAL EVERYWHERE

    SUPREME COURT: SAME-SEX MARRIAGE IS LEGAL EVERYWHERE
    When the Supreme Court rendered their 5-4 ruling on June 26, 2015 in the same-sex marriage case Obergefell v. Hodges the Court held that the Fourteenth Amendment requires a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex and to…
Rank this Week: 935

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/
  • Jul 12

    Alabama Same Sex Divorce And Legal Precedent

    Alabama Same Sex Divorce And Legal Precedent
    Obergefell v. Hodges Decision On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued their decision in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges. In a 5-4 ruling, the Court decided that the right to marry is a fundamental right that is…
  • Mar 29

    Answer in Divorce

    Answer in Divorce
    What is the Answer in a Divorce? A divorce is a civil lawsuit filed by one spouse against the other, with the filing spouse requesting certain things from the court. The spouse that files the divorce is called the Plaintiff, and they initiate…
  • Mar 8

    Paternity in Divorce

    Paternity in Divorce
    Paternity in Divorce Sometimes a couple may become separated for years and not file for divorce, existing in separate households, even forming new relationships. If a child is born during such a separation, it is still considered a child of…
Rank this Week: 1518

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
Rank this Week: 890

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By John S. Yohanan.

http://www.bayareadivorceattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1594

Jacksonville Divorce Attorney Blog

Jacksonville Divorce Attorney Blog

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

http://www.jacksonvilledivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 11

    Divorce: Ways to Save Money

    Divorce: Ways to Save Money
    “Why is divorce so expensive? Because it’s worth it. “- Unknown As a Jacksonville divorce lawyer, I can tell you that the average person that is thinking of divorce worries about the cost of  divorce.  The ugly…
  • Jun 22

    Divorce and Bankruptcy in Florida

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

    Establishing Paternity in Florida

    Establishing Paternity in Florida
    In Florida, the biological fathers of children born out of wedlock have few, or no rights, regarding the children until the court establishes paternity.  Florida Statute 744.301 makes a child’s mother the natural guardian when a…
Rank this Week: 3149

Pennsylvania Family Law Blog

Pennsylvania Family Law Blog

Shares stories and information about topics relevant to Pennsylvania Family Law. By Steven R. Tabano and Associates.

http://www.tabanolaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 10

    Understanding the Type of Retirement Plan to Be Divided in a Divorce

    Understanding the Type of Retirement Plan to Be Divided in a Divorce
    Misunderstanding the type of retirement plan to be divided in a divorce is one of the most common mistakes in divorce settlement agreements and even final judgments, since often times attorneys prepare the final judgment which the judge…
  • Jul 8

    5 surprising statistics on divorce in the U.S.

    5 surprising statistics on divorce in the U.S.
    Jul 7, 2015 By Erin Danly Although the “half of all marriages end in divorce” claim has been debunked, it’s still a commonly cited statistic. But what are the real divorce stats? Check them out below. (Note that most of the…
  • Jun 24

    What is An Ex Spouse Entitled To With Regards to Social Security?

    What is An Ex Spouse Entitled To With Regards to Social Security?
    Even if your marriage ended more than 20 years ago, the ex-spouse could be entitled to a portion of your retirement funds through Social Security. At the time of your divorce, the decree would have specified what retirement assets should be…
Rank this Week: 3787

Albuquerque Divorce Lawyer Blog

Albuquerque Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.collinsattorneys.com/divorceblawg/
  • Jul 10

    Domestic Violence Charges Challenging for Military Personnel

    Domestic Violence Charges Challenging for Military Personnel
    The incidence of domestic violence in the military has been so high that the Department of Defense has made special and concerted efforts to address this problem over the span of years. Rates of domestic violence are far higher among military…
  • Apr 20

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

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

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

    Holiday Travel Often Leads to Child Custody and Time-Sharing Dispute
    Travel with the children can, in the absence of a parenting plan that deals with the issue of travel, cause conflict between the parents.  The potential for conflict associated with travel with the children is especially high during the…
Rank this Week: 4057

Next Phase Legal Blog

Next Phase Legal Blog

Covers divorce and family law. By Next Phase Legal LLC.

http://nextphaselegal.com/blog/
  • Jul 9

    Online Divorce Mediation Without Pant

    Online Divorce Mediation Without Pant
    Are you feeling constricted?  Maybe you have not found the right fit for your divorce or other mediation? Yes, the rumors are true. You can resolve your Massachusetts divorce, family, or business matter without leaving your own home or…
  • Jun 1

    The Fields of Opportunity – Divorce Mediation

    The Fields of Opportunity – Divorce Mediation
    Looking at Some of the Less Obvious Benefits of Divorce Mediation Many potential clients I meet with have read about divorce mediation and focus on the more obvious benefits of the process when compared to a court-based case.  …
  • Apr 12

    Divorce Financials – Employee Benefit

    Divorce Financials – Employee Benefit
    Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Savings Accounts and Health Reimbursement Accounts During your Massachusetts divorce (or a post-divorce issue such as a child-support modification), it makes sense to understand your employee benefits, and…
Rank this Week: 1905

McLean County Divorce

McLean County Divorce

Covers Illinois family law. By Jon D. McLaughlin.

http://mcleancountydivorce.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 9

    New legislation brings Illinois Parentage Act up to date

    New legislation brings Illinois Parentage Act up to date
    In addition to the comprehensive family-law overhaul embodied in SB 57, the General Assembly also passed and sent to the governor HB 1531, a rewrite of the Parentage Act of 1984. The new Parentage Act of 2015 brings Illinois law in…
  • Jun 26

    New Illinois Divorce Laws May Be Headed Our Way!

    New Illinois Divorce Laws May Be Headed Our Way!
    Family law rewrite goes to the governorBy Matthew HectorAfter years of effort, a major reworking of Illinois family law passes the General Assembly.A major overhaul of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act ("IMDMA"),…
  • Apr 17

    New (sorta of) Way to Get Retroactive Child Support in Illinoi

    New (sorta of) Way to Get Retroactive Child Support in Illinoi
    In re Marriage of RochaIllinois Appellate CourtCivil CourtCitationCase Number: 2015 IL App (3d) 140470Decision Date: April 15, 2015District: 3d Dist.Division/County: Will Co.Justice: WRIGHTHolding: Affirmed and remanded with…
Rank this Week: 2280

Salcido Law Firm PLLC Blog

Salcido Law Firm PLLC Blog

Covers Utah criminal defense and divorce law.

http://www.salcidolawfirm.com/
  • Jul 9

    Rule 412 and the Admissibility of a Victim’s Sexual Behavior

    Rule 412 and the Admissibility of a Victim’s Sexual Behavior
    What is Rule 412? Rule 412 of the Utah Rules of Evidence prohibits the admission of evidence, in criminal cases alleging sexual misconduct, of the victim’s past sexual behavior or predisposition. For example, in a rape case, the…
  • Jun 11

    When Character Evidence is Admissible In Utah Court

    When Character Evidence is Admissible In Utah Court
    Criminal Cases Often Involve Character Evidence Over the centuries of common law, a prohibition against introducing evidence of a person’s character developed so as to avoid influencing juries and judges to find either for or against a…
  • May 19

    The Party Seeking Alimony has the Burden of Proof at Trial

    The Party Seeking Alimony has the Burden of Proof at Trial
    The Alimony Statute The Utah Alimony Statute, Utah Code § 30-3-5(8), articulates seven factors that a court must consider in making an alimony determination: (i) the financial condition and needs of the recipient spouse; (ii) the…
Rank this Week: 1988

RandyWallace

RandyWallace

Blog about current issues in Mississippi law including personal injury, divorce and insurance.

http://randywallace.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 9

    New email scam involving DHL going around

    New email scam involving DHL going around
    My wife is a fan of all things involving the Minions.  When McDonalds paired with the makers of Despicable Me2 for Minion Happy Meal toys, I bought her the entire set from ebay rather than trying to kill ourselves via Happy Meals.…
  • Jun 22

    Writ denied in alienation of affection case involving golfer John Daly

    Writ denied in alienation of affection case involving golfer John Daly
    The United States Supreme Court refused to take up the alienation of affection case involving John Daly’s ex-wife and his alleged mistress.  The docket reflects that the petition for a writ of certiorari was denied today.…
  • Jun 12

    Funny quotes this Week

    Funny quotes this Week
    I don’t usually pay attention to my husband much of the time. Juror number 872 in the Aurora Theater trial explaining why she didn’t inform the trial judge about a tweet concerning the case she read from her husband.  Full…
Rank this Week: 1525

Family Law Topics

Family Law Topics

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

http://www.familylawtopics.com/
  • Jul 9

    10 Steps to Having a Healthy Blended Family

    10 Steps to Having a Healthy Blended Family
    Regardless of what you call it, a blended family has a unique set of challenges that you may not have experienced with your first family.  The good news is that with patience, understanding and time, you can create a positive, loving…
  • Jun 29

    Supreme Court Finds Fundamental Right to Same-Sex Marriage

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

    Couches, Lamps and Ashtray

    Couches, Lamps and Ashtray
    Most attorneys put off the resolution of personal property division to the end of the case. Unfortunately, waiting until the end of the case sometimes allows for the parties’ residual anger and resentment to be focused on what otherwise…
Rank this Week: 4724

New York Divorce Attorney Blog

New York Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By Ingrid Gherman.

http://www.newyorkdivorceattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1778

Minnesota Divorce and Family Law…

Minnesota Divorce and Family Law Blog

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

http://divorcelawyermn.com/minnesota-divorce-blog/
  • Jul 7

    New Law Regarding Tax Dependency Exemption

    New Law Regarding Tax Dependency Exemption
    Minnesota Statute Section 518A.38 has a new subdivision; one pertaining to income tax dependency exemptions. “Income tax dependency exemptions. (a) The court may allocate income tax dependency exemptions for a child and require a party…
  • May 17

    New Best Interest Factors Signed Into Law

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

    Should Minnesota Change How Child Support is Calculated?

    Should Minnesota Change How Child Support is Calculated?
    There is change in the air, as it pertains to calculating child support in Minnesota. Currently, child support is calculated based upon the combined income of two parents, and a computation of fixed child support based upon each…
Rank this Week: 1237

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Focuses on family law topics that affect people involved in family law litigation here in Texas. By Dennis M. Slate.

http://www.deerparkdivorcelawyers.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Jul 6

    Same-Sex Marriage Legalized in Texa

    Same-Sex Marriage Legalized in Texa
    Same-sex marriage is perhaps one of the headlined topics in the news today, all thanks to the decision made by the U.S. Supreme Court on June 26, 2015. That groundbreaking decision made same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states across…
  • Apr 19

    Can Grandparents get custody in a CPS case?

    Can Grandparents get custody in a CPS case?
    When Children’s Protective Services (CPS) seeks to remove children from their parents for abuse or neglect, its caseworkers have a duty to seek placement of the child(ren) with a relative of either the mother or the father. Often, it is…
  • Nov 6

    Types of Child Custody in Texa

    Types of Child Custody in Texa
    Child custody can be a confusing issue due to the several different types of custody. The first type of custody that you may come across is an order for temporary custody. This order will be in place while you wait for the court to hold an…
Rank this Week: 3656

The Woodlands Divorce Attorney,…

The Woodlands Divorce Attorney, Conroe Divorce Attorney

Covers divorce and family law in the Woodlands and Houston. By Richard L. Shea.

http://thewoodlandsdivorce.com
  • Jul 6

    Are You Common Law Married in Texas?

    Are You Common Law Married in Texas?
    Texas is one of the handful of states that do recognize common law or informal marriage as a legal marriage. This is a very big distinction in a community property state like Texas because once you are treated as married Read More
  • Apr 4

    The IRS Recapture Tax

    The IRS Recapture Tax
    Spousal maintenance is a part of many Woodlands Divorce cases. It is also usually rather short in length because its purpose is primarily to help one spouse re-establish their financial independence after the divorce. If you are considering…
  • Mar 25

    Stock Option or No Option?

    Stock Option or No Option?
    I’ve discussed before how stock options can be a complicated asset to deal with in a Woodlands Divorce case. They present valuation issues and even more complicated issues surrounding when and how they can be liquidated and divided. If…
Rank this Week: 4055

Australian Divorce Blog

Australian Divorce Blog

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

http://australiandivorce.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 6

    Some basic lessons of mediation: learnt over 29 years!

    Some basic lessons of mediation: learnt over 29 years!
    It is hard to believe, but it is now almost 30 years since I attended my first mediation in family law.Back then we didn't call them mediations. We called them legal aid conferences. Legal Aid Queensland worked out that it was broke and…
  • Mar 17

    Impacts of domestic violence: Bryce taskforce

    Impacts of domestic violence: Bryce taskforce
    The Bryce task force set out the impacts of domestic and family violence:At the extreme end of domestic and family violence is homicide. The National Homicide Monitoring Program reported that, between 2010-11 and 2011-12, 39%, or…
  • Mar 16

    Defining domestic and family violence: Bryce report

    Defining domestic and family violence: Bryce report
    The Bryce report provides an excellent discussion of what is domestic violence and family violence:Domestic violence, also called intimate partner violence, occurs in a variety of forms including physical, emotional, and economic violence…
Rank this Week: 650

Family Law Matters

Family Law Matters

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

http://www.justdivorce.co.uk/blog/
  • Jul 3

    4 OUT OF 10 DIVORCE PETITIONS REJECTED

    4 OUT OF 10 DIVORCE PETITIONS REJECTED
    a discussion around the worrying statistic that 40% of all new divorce petitions are rejected for procedural mistakes. Continue reading →
  • Jun 4

    THIS DIVORCE IS UNFAIR PART DEUX!

    THIS DIVORCE IS UNFAIR PART DEUX!
    further thoughts and evidence about possible bias against men in family law proceedings. Continue reading →
  • May 31

    THIS DIVORCE IS UNFAIR!

    THIS DIVORCE IS UNFAIR!
    bryan reed considers whether divorce in England and wales is unfair to husbands or wives. Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 1572

Ontario Family Law Blog

Ontario Family Law Blog

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

http://www.ontariofamilylawblog.com
  • Jul 3

    Complaints Against The Children's Aid Society

    Complaints Against The Children's Aid Society
    By Lynn Kirwin Nobody listens to me! If my grandchild needs protection, why won’t the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies (the Society) do something?  The biological mother and father hold greater rights than…
  • Jun 26

    Travelling with the kids? Get consent!

    Travelling with the kids? Get consent!
    By Thea Cameron. Planning a trip across the Canadian border with the kids this summer without the other parent?  You need a notarized travel consent! If you are separated, trips without the other parent are the new normal. There is…
  • May 11

    Separation Agreements - An Investment In Yourself

    Separation Agreements - An Investment In Yourself
    By Anna Preston It is no secret to anyone involved in the legal industry that family court is an expensive method to resolve the issues arising from separation. Frankly, it can hemorrhage a family financially.  One way to avoid huge…
Rank this Week: 3369

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Jul 2

    Family law for same-sex marriage

    Family law for same-sex marriage
    Two issues have pervaded the internet over the last week or so: gay marriage and the Confederate flag. This blog’s about legal stuff; if I am the one doing the writing, it’s about family-law stuff. Because I am not aware of any…
  • May 18

    What is an Arkansas Probate?

    What is an Arkansas Probate?
    The word “probate” comes from the Latin verb probare, which means “to try, test, prove, or examine.” (H/T to Wikipedia.) This is important for two reasons. First, it illustrates that probate, much like Latin, is…
  • Apr 3

    Putting a face to the “plain language” debate

    Putting a face to the “plain language” debate
    Lawyers should be servants. This is never easy. In fact, it’s usually pretty hard. The billed hour and the adversarial system and the looming cloud of malpractice does not naturally encourage us to be “others-centered.” We…
Rank this Week: 1477

My Arizona Criminal, Child Abuse…

My Arizona Criminal, Child Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Focuses on the intersection of family and criminal law. By Gregg R. Woodnick, PLLC.

http://woodnicklawchildcustody.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 1

    Life-Altering False Allegation

    Life-Altering False Allegation
    A long-time client was recently accused of inappropriately touching his daughter while she bathed.   I handled the original custody matter when the child was only six (6) months old.  My client, we will call him…
  • Jun 16

    Could Your College Fake ID Come Back To Haunt You Years Later?

    Could Your College Fake ID Come Back To Haunt You Years Later?
    Do you remember being a teenager and longing for your 21st birthday? The temptation of getting a fake ID was too much, and you finally caved in. Fast-forward 15 years later… You can potentially be charged with a felony or ……
  • Aug 19

    Calling the Police and What To Do When They Arrive

    Calling the Police and What To Do When They Arrive
    Michael Brown. Eric Garner. Debra Harrell. These are the three names that Yale Law fellow Emily Bazelon gives as examples for her police-averse policy in her Slate article, “Why I Don’t Call the Police.” In the article,…
Rank this Week: 3736

My Arizona Divorce Lawyer

My Arizona Divorce Lawyer

Provides analysis and commentary on family law matters in Arizona. By Gregg R. Woodnick, PLLC.

http://woodnicklaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 1

    Life-Altering False Allegation

    Life-Altering False Allegation
    A long-time client was recently accused of inappropriately touching his daughter while she bathed.   I handled the original custody matter when the child was only six (6) months old.  My client, we will call him…
  • May 13

    The Top 5 Things to Consider Before Consulting with a Divorce Attorney

    The Top 5 Things to Consider Before Consulting with a Divorce Attorney
    None of us get married thinking that one day we will want a divorce. Most people begin marriages thinking that they will be with their spouse forever. Then, life happens. Some couples overcome difficult obstacles together, while others…
  • May 6

    Grandparents Should Not Be Afraid of the Legal System

    Grandparents Should Not Be Afraid of the Legal System
    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately 1 in 3 grandparent-maintained households did not have a biological parent present in the household. In Arizona in 2000, households that had grandparents living with grandchildren was higher…
Rank this Week: 3737

Pittsburgh Divorce Law Blog

Pittsburgh Divorce Law Blog

Covers matrimonial, custody, child support and other family law issues By Elliott & Davis, PC.

http://divorceattorneysinpittsburgh.wordpress.com
  • Jul 1

    Can a Post on Social Media Violate a PFA?

    Can a Post on Social Media Violate a PFA?
    The answer to this question is:  Maybe.   The violation of a PFA involves a criminal proceeding called an “indirect criminal contempt” proceeding, or ICC.  The burden of proof is “beyond a reasonable…
  • Jun 4

    Same Sex Marriage in PA

    Same Sex Marriage in PA
    It’s official:  the federal court ruling legalizing same-sex-marriage in Pennsylvania will not be appealed by Pennsylvania’s governor.   Let’s take a look at the winners and losers.        …
  • Jun 4

    Same Sex Marriage in PA

    Same Sex Marriage in PA
    It’s official:  the federal court ruling legalizing same-sex-marriage in Pennsylvania will not be appealed by Pennsylvania’s governor.   Let’s take a look at the winners and losers.        …
Rank this Week: 4483

Wisconsin Family Lawyer Blog

Wisconsin Family Lawyer Blog

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

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

    GAY MARRIAGE IN WISCONSIN

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

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

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

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

    WISCONSIN PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENTS: PROVISIONS REGARDING SPOUSAL SUPPORT (MAINTENANCE, ALIMONY) AT DIVORCE.
    Last year, in the context of divorce, we blogged about enforcement of and challenges to the property division provisions of a marital property agreement, or prenup. Under Wisconsin law, courts must presume that these provisions are valid and…
Rank this Week: 4661

Divorce and Family Law in Tarrant…

Divorce and Family Law in Tarrant County, Texas

Discusses family law and divorce issues. By Dick Price.

http://dick-price.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    Don't Try These at Home: Good-Sounding Ideas that Lead to Conflict

    Don't Try These at Home: Good-Sounding Ideas that Lead to Conflict
    Although I am all for compromise, creativity and maximum contact with the kids for both parents, I have to recommend against using the following, based on my experience in actual cases.1.  Frequent phone calls to the children.  Many…
  • Jun 1

    Creative Ways to Pay Your Attorney

    Creative Ways to Pay Your Attorney
    One of the main reasons why people change attorneys in the middle of  divorces and other court cases is inability to pay for the attorney.  Attorneys prefer to not withdraw and often will be patient up to a point, but they can't…
  • May 26

    Tuesday Tips: How an Attorney Helps in Mediation

    Tuesday Tips: How an Attorney Helps in Mediation
    Mediation is a great process for resolving disputes. I'm not neutral on the topic because I am also a mediator, and I have been promoting mediation for over 20 years.  It's a peaceful way to resolve cases and the parties usually come out…
Rank this Week: 1217

Freed Marcroft Blog

Freed Marcroft Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, family, real estate, litigation, business and non-profit planning, and LGBT immigration law.

http://freedmarcroft.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 1709

South Florida Divorce Lawyer Blog

South Florida Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By William Wallshein, P.A.

http://www.southfloridadivorcelawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 1

    Mandatory Disclosure in Florida Divorce

    Mandatory Disclosure in Florida Divorce
    In a trial such as a divorce, one of the first steps is discovery. The discovery process entails gathering documents and information from the other party, which, in divorce, is the other spouse. The purpose of discovery is to resolve any…
  • Jun 29

    Discovery in Florida Divorce

    Discovery in Florida Divorce
    The discovery process is an essential step in any litigation, including divorce, child custody, and other family law cases. During discovery, the parties obtain documents and information from each other in order to facilitate a fair and…
  • Jun 26

    Collaborative Divorce

    Collaborative Divorce
    Collaborative divorce is a non-adversarial process in which spouses work together with trained professionals to resolve disputes outside of court. The collaborative divorce process allows a divorcing couple to reduce or avoid the stressful…
Rank this Week: 1883

Texas Family Law Blog

Texas Family Law Blog

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

http://texfamlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    Impact of SCOTUS Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage

    Impact of SCOTUS Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage
    On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) in Obergefell v. Hodges  ruled that all 50 states and the District of Columbia must issue marriage licenses and recognize marriages regardless of whether the spouses are…
  • May 18

    Premarital Education Course

    Premarital Education Course
    Couples applying for a marriage license in the State of Texas are encouraged to attend a free premarital education course.  Couples who take the course can waive a portion of the marriage license fee and waive the 72-hour waiting period…
  • Jul 30

    How Should a Texas Employer Handle a Wage Withholding Order/Notice?

    How Should a Texas Employer Handle a Wage Withholding Order/Notice?
    You’ve just received a document entitled “Order/Notice to Withhold Income for Child Support,” or some similar title, related to one of your employees.  Now what? First, do not ignore this document! A Texas employer who…
Rank this Week: 4316

New Jersey Divorce Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Divorce Lawyers Blog

Covers family law. By Goldstein, Bachman & Newman, LLP.

http://www.newjerseydivorcelawyers-blog.com/
  • Jun 28

    The Use of Medical and Mental Health Records in a New Jersey Child Custody Case

    The Use of Medical and Mental Health Records in a New Jersey Child Custody Case
    I suffer from a mental illness and my spouse wants a divorce.  Can this hurt my chances for gaining custody of our children? In general, the best interests of the child are of paramount importance in a New Jersey child custody…
  • Jun 27

    Understanding Your Rights Under the New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act

    Understanding Your Rights Under the New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act
    My spouse and I separated and now he is threatening my safety. What are my options? New Jersey’s Prevention of Domestic Violence Act was created to provide the victims of domestic violence in our state with comprehensive…
  • Jun 7

    Obtaining an Annulment in New Jersey

    Obtaining an Annulment in New Jersey
    I have been married for less than one year and we have no children. Can I get an annulment? Unlike a divorce that terminates a marriage, an annulment is a legal determination that a marriage or civil union never existed. Individuals…
Rank this Week: 2008

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/
  • Jun 28

    U.S. Supreme Court Holds Same Sex Couples May Not Be Deprived of Right to Marry

    U.S. Supreme Court Holds Same Sex Couples May Not Be Deprived of Right to Marry
    In Obergefell et Al. V. Hodges, Director, Ohio Department of Health, et Al., 576 US ____(2015) the U.S. Supreme Court concluded that the right to marry is a fundamental right inherent in the liberty of the person, and under the Due Process…
  • May 1

    2015 Child Support Standards Chart released March 6, 2015

    2015 Child Support Standards Chart released March 6, 2015
    According to the Child Support Standards Chart, [LDSS 4515 (3/15)] released March 6, 2015, prepared by New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, Division of Child Support Enforcement, the 2015 poverty income guideline…
  • Feb 18

    Matter of Veronica P. v. Radcliff A., --- N.E.3d ----, 2015 WL 566677 (N.Y.), 2015 N.Y. Slip Op. 01300

    Matter of Veronica P. v. Radcliff A., --- N.E.3d ----, 2015 WL 566677 (N.Y.), 2015 N.Y. Slip Op. 01300
    Court of Appeals Holds Appeal from a Contested Order of Protection Issued by Family Court, Based upon a Finding That the Subject Individual Has Committed a Family Offense, Is Not Mooted Solely by the Expiration of the Order.  …
Rank this Week: 2944

Iowa Family Law Blog

Iowa Family Law Blog

By Dickinson Mackaman Tyler & Hagen, PC.

http://www.dickinsonlaw.com/blog-search-page/?cat=22
Rank this Week: 3411

Domestic Diversions

Domestic Diversions

Covers relationships, families and family law.

http://domesticdiversions.com
  • Jun 26

    Marriage is for Old Folks? U.S. Supreme Court says No, disagrees with Nina Simone

    Marriage is for Old Folks? U.S. Supreme Court says No, disagrees with Nina Simone
    From today’s United Supreme Court decision in OBERGEFELL v. HODGES Justice Kennedy offers these comments on marriage (excerpt): . . . Marriage is sacred to those who live by their religions and offers unique fulfillment to those who…
  • May 25

    Rebounding from hard times: how do I bounce back from adversity

    Rebounding from hard times: how do I bounce back from adversity
    The June 1, 2015 issue of Time Magazine has an article on The Art of Resilience (page 36), which includes a sidebar with 10 expert tips (page 42). The top three tips for rising above difficulties, setbacks, stress, loss and suffering were…
  • May 5

    Writing “longer, easier to understand — and grumpier” court decision

    Writing “longer, easier to understand — and grumpier” court decision
    The New York Times notes three trends in U.S. Supreme Court opinions (length, clarity, tone) and references Brown v. Board of Education’s 4,000 words with Citizens United’s 48,000 words. The article discusses a linguistic…
Rank this Week: 2298

New Jersey Family Law

New Jersey Family Law

Covers divorce, mediation, arbitration and litigation. By Charles C. Abut.

http://njdivorceblog.typepad.com/new_jersey_divorce_law_me/
Rank this Week: 2105

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: 3408