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Ontario Family Law Blog

Ontario Family Law Blog

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

http://www.ontariofamilylawblog.com
  • Aug 24

    Ashley Madison, Adultery and Divorce. Is Your Life a Mess?

    Ashley Madison, Adultery and Divorce. Is Your Life a Mess?
    Ashley Madison is a website that facilitates married people having an affair. Their motto is "Life is short. Have an affair." It has been hacked, and the data related to the personal profiles of people registered has been made public. This…
  • Aug 12

    Separated, Stressed and Meeting with a Lawyer: How to Make the Most of Your Initial Meeting

    Separated, Stressed and Meeting with a Lawyer: How to Make the Most of Your Initial Meeting
    By Anna Preston If you are feeling stressed about the idea of meeting with a lawyer about your pending separation or divorce, you are totally normal. Everyone feels stress. Chances are you will feel much better once you are equipped with…
  • Jul 29

    Are you struggling to communicate with your ex about parenting issues?

    Are you struggling to communicate with your ex about parenting issues?
    By Toni Nieuwhof It is common for parents to experience difficulties communicating with the other parent about their children, post-separation. Inflamed emotions, shock, denial and grief over the separation may be interfering with your…
Rank this Week: 1297

Indiana Injury and Family Lawyer…

Indiana Injury and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury, drug recalls, product hazards and family law. By Padove Law.

http://www.indianainjuryandfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 24

    In re: The Visitation of L. – A.D.W. – Indiana Supreme Court Weighs Grandparent Right

    In re: The Visitation of L. – A.D.W. – Indiana Supreme Court Weighs Grandparent Right
    The Indiana Supreme Court was asked to consider whether the trial court abused its discretion in granting child visitation to maternal grandparents after their daughter – the child’s mother – passed away. In re: The…
  • Aug 7

    Pohl v. Pohl – Modification of Spousal Support in Indiana

    Pohl v. Pohl – Modification of Spousal Support in Indiana
    When a court in Indiana issues a dissolution of marriage, it approves the divorce agreement as reached either by both parties through mediation or by the court following litigation or some combination of both. These agreements encompass…
  • Jul 20

    Negotiating Retirement Benefits in Indiana Divorce Agreement

    Negotiating Retirement Benefits in Indiana Divorce Agreement
    Many people facing a divorce are hyper-focused on the here and now. And sometimes, it really is best to take things one day at a time. Your divorce attorney, on the other hand, should be looking at your long-term well-being. That means…
Rank this Week: 4698

RandyWallace

RandyWallace

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

http://randywallace.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 24

    More scam email directed to lawyer

    More scam email directed to lawyer
    The most recent spam to hit my mailbox: Notice to Appear, You have to appear in the Court on the August 28. You are kindly asked to prepare and bring the documents relating to the case to Court on the specified date. Note: The case will be…
  • Aug 20

    Will the AshleyMadison.com data dump lead to divorces in Mississippi?

    Will the AshleyMadison.com data dump lead to divorces in Mississippi?
    AshleyMadison.com is a website designed for married people to find a person with which to have an affair. Their slogan is “Life is short.  Have an affair.”  The bottom of their site contains what appear to be little…
  • Aug 18

    3 years to file for alienation of affection in MS, but when does the 3 years start?

    3 years to file for alienation of affection in MS, but when does the 3 years start?
    As the above letter from a reditt user shows, there are a number of ways to seek revenge with a cheating spouse.  If you are in Mississippi, you can add the filing of an alienation of affection lawsuit against the paramour to the list.…
Rank this Week: 1781

HeyAnnette

HeyAnnette

Covers Arizona family law. By Annette T. Burns.

http://heyannette.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1398

New Jersey Family Law Blog

New Jersey Family Law Blog

Covers alimony, child support, child custody, divorce and more. By the Rotolo Law Firm.

http://www.newjerseyfamilylawblog.com/
  • Aug 24

    State’s Juvenile Justice System Faces Reform

    State’s Juvenile Justice System Faces Reform
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie last month signed into law a bill that would reform the State’s juvenile justice system. Among the reforms are significant changes to the use of solitary confinement as a punishment and a raise in the…
  • Aug 10

    Could Your Divorce Be the Reason behind Your Child’s Weight Gain?

    Could Your Divorce Be the Reason behind Your Child’s Weight Gain?
    Divorce can be a stressful event for the whole family. For children, it can affect not only their emotional health, but their physical health as well. In fact, a new study has revealed that children of divorce are at greater risk of…
  • Jul 27

    Should State Lawmakers Ban Smoking in Vehicles While Children Are Present?

    Should State Lawmakers Ban Smoking in Vehicles While Children Are Present?
    Lawmakers in New Jersey are considering a bill which would make it illegal to smoke in vehicles in an effort to protect children from the effects of second-hand smoke. The bill covers not only cigarettes but any tobacco product including…
Rank this Week: 996

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Covers divorce and family law in Illinois.

http://www.divorce-attorney-illinois.com/
  • Aug 24

    The Transformation of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act: The Overview

    The Transformation of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act: The Overview
    The concept of family has made an incredible transformation over hundreds of years. The traditional family unit hundreds of years ago painted a portrait of the nuclear family – father, mother, and children – with various layers of…
  • Aug 17

    Parental Authority and Children’s Right to Privacy: Where Is the Line Drawn?

    Parental Authority and Children’s Right to Privacy: Where Is the Line Drawn?
    Technology has changed the relationship that kids have with electronic devices and the relationship that parents have with their children’s electronic devices. As technology made surveillance easier and easier, nanny cam’s became…
  • Aug 10

    Is Denying Medical Treatment to Children Due to Religion a Right?

    Is Denying Medical Treatment to Children Due to Religion a Right?
    With the widespread return of disease epidemics spawned by parents not vaccinating their children, the topic of religious exemptions in the medical field has legislators in hot debate. Fundamental rights of freedom of expression are always…
Rank this Week: 4286

The History of Custody Law

The History of Custody Law

Traces the development of custody law from prehistoric times to the modern day. By the Law Office of Tom James.

http://tomjameslaw.com/blog/category/history-of-custody-law-2/
  • Aug 23

    Should Custody Law Be Abolished?

    Should Custody Law Be Abolished?
    In a previous blog post1 I explained why custody designations still matter, in terms of their impact on legal rights. The bigger question behind that one is: Should custody labels still matter? To put it another way: Has the time come to…
  • Aug 15

    Effect of heterologous insemination statutes on parental right

    Effect of heterologous insemination statutes on parental right
    To enable married couples to become legal parents despite the husband’s impotency, and to obviate the need for a formal adoption, several states have enacted statutes providing that under certain circumstances a child born to a married…
  • May 3

    The Future of Custody Law Reform

    The Future of Custody Law Reform
    At the current time there is a professed aversion to custody “labels” in legal circles, coupled with a shift of emphasis from deciding who gets custody, to deciding how parental decision-making and time with children will…
Rank this Week: 1919

Next Phase Legal Blog

Next Phase Legal Blog

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

http://nextphaselegal.com/blog/
  • Aug 23

    Siblings & Elder Mediation

    Siblings & Elder Mediation
    Siblings and Elder Mediation As our family members age, conflict between siblings is no longer based upon who gets to decide what to watch on TV or who gets to sit in the front seat.  A myriad of issues may surface requiring a consensus…
  • 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.  …
Rank this Week: 2157

Australian Divorce Blog

Australian Divorce Blog

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

http://australiandivorce.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    Australians loved using Ashley Madison

    Australians loved using Ashley Madison
    Recent figures from Reuters, folllowing the Ashley Madison data dump, show an extraordinary number of Australians used the website, presumably to have affairs. The numbers are simply astounding, and Aussies took to Ashley Madison with gusto-…
  • Aug 16

    Divorce filing fees stay down- for now at least

    Divorce filing fees stay down- for now at least
    "Those magnificent men in their flying machines, they go up tiddly up up, they go down tiddly down down.": Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying MachinesA great quote to describe the  way that family law filing fees have been going.…
  • Aug 2

    Defending a Hague Convention case

    Defending a Hague Convention case
    Of all the cases that are the hardest to defend, and therefore the one to make sure is handled the most carefully, is a Hague case. They are not to be trifled with.Hague cases are technically demanding, and it is essential to get the detail…
Rank this Week: 1479

Missouri Divorce and Family Law…

Missouri Divorce and Family Law Blog

Covers alimony/maintenance, bankruptcy, child support, custody and visitation, divorce, paternity, property division and taxes. By Mark Wortman.

http://familylaw.mwortmanlaw.com/
  • Aug 21

    Relocation approved, custody changed from joint custody to sole custody

    Relocation approved, custody changed from joint custody to sole custody
    Recent case:  Relocation must be in good faith and in children’s best interests; sole custody award appropriate when parents cannot jointly make decisions. In a recent case from the Missouri Supreme Court, a mother sought to modify…
  • May 23

    Conduct not to level of stalking to support protection order

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

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

    Domestic Partnership does not constitute marriage for termination of spousal support (aka alimony)
    Recent case: Missouri law states that remarriage terminates spousal support unless expressly agreed or ordered otherwise. Domestic partnership does not qualify for this purpose. Ex-Husband appeals the circuit court’s judgment denying…
Rank this Week: 2363

bloody relations

bloody relations

Covers UK family law.

http://bloodyrelations.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1481

Tennessee Collaborative Divorce…

Tennessee Collaborative Divorce Blog

Covers family law. By Papa & Roberts, PLLC.

http://www.tennesseecollaborativedivorceblog.com/
  • Aug 20

    Pitfalls for Mental Health Coaches in the Collaborative Divorce Proce

    Pitfalls for Mental Health Coaches in the Collaborative Divorce Proce
    The next few posts will explore some of the pitfalls or roadblocks that can come up for each of the three types of professionals in Collaborative Divorces in Tennessee – Mental Health Coaches, Attorneys, and Financial Neutrals.…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1708

Texas Divorce Attorney Blog

Texas Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By McClure Law Group.

http://www.texasdivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 20

    Interstate Child Custody Disputes and the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act

    Interstate Child Custody Disputes and the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act
    Our society is rapidly changing—from technological advances, to medicinal breakthroughs, to the meteoric ascension of the multinational corporation, individuals and communities are forced to adapt to our culture’s fast-paced…
  • Aug 3

    What’s Mine Is Mine – Understand Separate Property

    What’s Mine Is Mine – Understand Separate Property
    Understanding separate property laws is crucial for divorcing spouses. If a spouse can prove certain property as his or her separate property, then the Constitution of State of Texas prohibits that spouse from being divested of his or her…
  • Jul 15

    Temporary Orders Allow Kelly Rutherford’s Children to Come Back to the United State

    Temporary Orders Allow Kelly Rutherford’s Children to Come Back to the United State
    For any of you Gossip Girl fans or parents of Gossip Girl fans, you probably remember Serena van der Woodsen’s mother, Lily van der Woodsen. Her real name is Kelly Rutherford, and her life is just as dramatic as the scenes of the…
Rank this Week: 2038

The Law Office of Christine M…

The Law Office of Christine M Bechtold, LLC

Covers Georgia family law.

http://bechtold-law.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    How Much Does It Cost to File My Divorce?

    How Much Does It Cost to File My Divorce?
    Divorce cases are filed as Domestic Civil Cases in Superior Court. Filing fees to the Superior Court vary by county, see list and links below for the most recent filing fees as of August, 2015. Alcovy (Walton and Newton Counties) $205.00…
  • Aug 13

    Do I Need a Living Will (ADHC)?

    Do I Need a Living Will (ADHC)?
    Yes, everyone should have a living will. This legal document allows you to set-up guidelines for your healthcare in the event you can't make the decisions yourself. A living will, durable power of attorney for health care, and advance…
  • Jul 15

    How Much Are Your Legal Fees For A Divorce?

    How Much Are Your Legal Fees For A Divorce?
    Divorce in Georgia requires a filing fee to the Court and attorney fees.Filing fees for divorce in Georgia vary by county and are approximately $205.      - $204 Gwinnett County www.gwinnettcourts.com    -…
Rank this Week: 3700

Real Divorce Mediation Blog

Real Divorce Mediation Blog

By Whole Mediation & Consulting Services P.C.

http://wholemediation.com/category/real-divorce-mediation/
  • Aug 19

    Listening: The Key to Divorce Mediation

    Listening: The Key to Divorce Mediation
    Divorce mediation works for separating couples because it accounts for each perspective, is more cost-effective than litigation, and creates a mutually agreeable outcome. But beyond that, why does it really, really work? What is one major…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1993

Moses & Moses Law Blog

Moses & Moses Law Blog

A corporate, family and tax law blog. By Moses & Moses, P.C.

http://www.mosespc.com/blog/
  • Aug 19

    New Act Changes Corporate Filing Deadlines and Extension Deadlines for Return

    New Act Changes Corporate Filing Deadlines and Extension Deadlines for Return
    On July 31, 2015, President Obama signed into law P.L. 114-41, the “Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015.” Although this new law was primarily designed as a 3-month stopgap extension of…
  • Jul 31

    Baby Boomers in a Good Place

    Baby Boomers in a Good Place
    A recent article in The New York Times talked about how many Americans 65 years of age and older are managing just fine in this economy. They are doing better than seniors in prior generations. These are mostly middle class seniors who are…
  • Jun 22

    The Magic of a Revocable Living Trust

    The Magic of a Revocable Living Trust
    The Magic of a Revocable Living Trust By: Anne R. Moses Do you want to leave a very special gift for your family when you pass? This is a gift that they will bless you for. I am talking about the Revocable Living Trust (Trust) that, if drawn…
Rank this Week: 1954

New York Divorce Blog

New York Divorce Blog

By Bruce Provda.

http://www.nydivorcefirm.com/blog
  • Aug 19

    Putting your Finances in Order During Divorce

    Putting your Finances in Order During Divorce
    Divorce can have a significant impact on your checking account. There are costs to be incurred that normally would not occur if not for divorce. These include attorney fees, consultant fees and in many cases, custody evaluators, property…
  • Aug 17

    Kinship Care in New York

    Kinship Care in New York
    Kinship care occurs when a child is raised by an adult other than a parent. Kinship care is different than foster care, and more than 95 percent of kinship caregivers in New York are not classified as foster parents.  Grandparents, other…
  • Aug 5

    The Initial Consultation when Divorcing

    The Initial Consultation when Divorcing
    Going through a divorce can be a stressful experience but once you have made the decision to break your relationship, your best strategy should be to be well prepared as to what comes ahead. The first step should be finding a good lawyer and…
Rank this Week: 2107

Houston Divorce Lawyer Blog

Houston Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers the divorce process. By Ramos Law Firm.

http://www.ramosfamilylaw.com/houstondivorceblog/
  • Aug 19

    Served with divorce papers? Now What? Do we need to go to court?

    Served with divorce papers? Now What? Do we need to go to court?
    Video Transcription Do we even need to go to court? As soon as we file some type of response, we notify the opposing counsel, and from that point we will then attempt to see if we can do something by… The post Served with divorce…
  • Aug 10

    Benefits of Parenting Classes During a Divorce

    Benefits of Parenting Classes During a Divorce
    Video Transcription There is a parenting class that’s required, a four hour parenting class, and some courts require different classes, depending. Now this is a class that I ask my clients to take from the beginning, so that they…
  • Jul 31

    OurFamilyWizard.com – Tools to help improve co-parenting

    OurFamilyWizard.com – Tools to help improve co-parenting
    Video Transcription Normally when parents have an issue with communicating with each other, there is a great website that a lot of attorneys and judges use, called OurFamilyWizard. Now this is an online calendaring program where both parties…
Rank this Week: 764

AAA Family Law Blog

AAA Family Law Blog

Covers family law. By AAA Family Law, LLC.

http://www.aaafamilylaw.com/
  • Aug 18

    Dealing With The Department of Children and Families (DCF)

    Dealing With The Department of Children and Families (DCF)
    A capable family law attorney must know both the “black letter” law and the informal, “behind-the-scenes” law that other lawyers, judicial officers, and administrators often practice. Nowhere in family law does such a…
  • Jun 8

    Important Things To Know About Appeals of Family Law Case

    Important Things To Know About Appeals of Family Law Case
    Appeals in family law cases are risky, expensive and infrequent. A litigant has 30 days after the final judgement to file a notice of appeal and another 70 days to file a brief explaining the legal arguments justifying the overturn of the…
  • Apr 26

    The Family Law Trial

    The Family Law Trial
    Family law trials use only judges and not juries and they have to rule on cases that require some subjective interpretation of the law. it is important for litigants to stick to the relevant facts of the case and avoid arguing with the…
Rank this Week: 2032

Lutz Law blog

Lutz Law blog

Covers Washington family law.

http://www.lutzlaw.com/articles/
  • Aug 18

    Retirement Accounts and Disability Pay From United States Military

    Retirement Accounts and Disability Pay From United States Military
    Even though you have an interest in a military retirement account as a military dependent, sometimes that interest can be compromised if the military member converts his or her retirement account into a disability based award (actually, when…
  • 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 ……
Rank this Week: 1966

The Parenting Lawyer

The Parenting Lawyer

Covers family law. By Lauren Johnson

http://www.theparentinglawyer.com/
  • Aug 18

    “Why Do I Need To Hire A Lawyer Before Talking To The Social Worker?”

    “Why Do I Need To Hire A Lawyer Before Talking To The Social Worker?”
    deer in a cage courtesy of freedigitalimages.net This morning I got a call from a potential new client who had made an appointment but called to cancel because he wanted to “wait and see how it goes” with the social worker. This…
  • Jul 30

    How To Build Healthy Boundaries And Teach Them To Your Kid

    How To Build Healthy Boundaries And Teach Them To Your Kid
    white vinyl fence by digidreamgrafix at freedigitalphotos.net I love boundaries. I love how they keep us safe, emotionally and physically. I love how we get to determine what our limits are as humans (and parents) and how our…
  • Jul 28

    3 Barriers to Reunification in CPS Cases That Parents Can Overcome

    3 Barriers to Reunification in CPS Cases That Parents Can Overcome
    hurdle courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net When I represent parents in CPS cases, the first thing I do is look at the family’s strengths and vulnerabilities. With my client as my partner, I strive to understand what has led the family…
Rank this Week: 2029

Dallas Divorce Law Blog

Dallas Divorce Law Blog

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

http://www.dallastxdivorce.com/
  • Aug 17

    Custody by jury – ONLY in Texa

    Custody by jury – ONLY in Texa
    Many things make Texas unique. But one thing stands out for family law attorneys and litigants – the right to have a jury decide custody of your children. Texas is the ONLY state in the US to allow custody jury trials. Eleven states…
  • Aug 14

    Custody Orders — Planning for the Future

    Custody Orders — Planning for the Future
    Children grow and change over time, as do parents. People not only get older, but change jobs, remarry, divorce, sell houses, buy houses, have problems, and successes. Change is inevitable…. right? But, how does change effect children…
  • Jul 21

    Texas divorce case law update: grounds for divorce must be proven

    Texas divorce case law update: grounds for divorce must be proven
    This case law update focuses on Alvarez v. Alvarez, an April 2015 case out of the San Antonio Court of Appeals. Husband filed for divorce on the no-fault grounds of insupportability. Wife answered but failed to appear at the final trial…
Rank this Week: 3136

Texas Family Law Blog

Texas Family Law Blog

Covers family law in Texas. By Hutton Law, PLLC.

http://www.austintexaslegal.com/Blog/
  • Aug 16

    CPS Parent Resource Guide Part 5: Confidentiality

    CPS Parent Resource Guide Part 5: Confidentiality
    There are a couple different levels of confidentiality as far as a CPS case goes. The first of which is information that CPS is not entitled to by default. This largely pertains to things like medical records that are protected via federal…
  • Jul 27

    CPS Parent Resource Guide Part 4: Who are all the people working on my case?

    CPS Parent Resource Guide Part 4: Who are all the people working on my case?
    The sheer number of people involved in a CPS case can be daunting at best. Often, it seems like parties who may be aligned as filling the same role, but in reality they serve distinct purposes and it is important to tailor your behavior…
  • Jul 18

    CPS Parent Resource Guide Part 3: How Did I Get Here?

    CPS Parent Resource Guide Part 3: How Did I Get Here?
    One of the first mistakes I see people make at the beginning of this process is to immediately try to figure out “who reported me”. The bottom line is that it doesn’t really matter, and it often can do you a disservice to…
Rank this Week: 2207

ABC Family Law Blog

ABC Family Law Blog

Covers Florida family law. By the Law Firm of Adam B. Cordover, P.A.

http://abcfamilyblog.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 14

    Family Diplomacy is Here!

    Family Diplomacy is Here!
    The Law Firm of Adam B. Cordover, P.A. is now Family Diplomacy: A Collaborative Law Firm!  Please check out our new website at http://FamilyDiplomacy.com.  New blog posts will now be published…
  • Jul 19

    Top 5 Reasons to Choose Collaborative Divorce

    Top 5 Reasons to Choose Collaborative Divorce
    Divorce is difficult, but not all divorces are created equally.  Here in Tampa Bay and Greater Sarasota, more and more people are choosing to resolve their family law issues via the collaborative process.  Collaborative divorce is a…
  • Jul 11

    Video: Linda Solomon And The Neutral Facilitator Collaborative Divorce Model

    Video: Linda Solomon And The Neutral Facilitator Collaborative Divorce Model
    Collaborative divorce has one simple requirement: The spouses must each retain attorneys who focus solely on helping them reach an agreement on all issues.  The collaborative attorneys are private problem-solving specialists, and they…
Rank this Week: 2869

New Jersey Family Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Family Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Helfand & Associates.

http://www.newjerseyfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 14

    Pre-Nuptial Agreement

    Pre-Nuptial Agreement
    A prenuptial agreement—also known as a “prenup” or “antenuptial agreement”—is a common tool to protect income and assets.  The agreement becomes enforceable upon marriage and applied in the event of a…
  • Apr 20

    Worker’s Compensation

    Worker’s Compensation
    WORKERS’ COMPENSATION:  INJURED ON THE JOB Workplace injuries often have permanent residual effects.  An injured worker may file a Workers’ Compensation Claim Petition.  Helfand & Associates handles…
  • Apr 17

    Adolescent Psychology

    Adolescent Psychology
    ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGY             At Helfand & Associates, we handle many amicable divorces and family matters as well as some of the most hotly contested difficult cases.  In an…
Rank this Week: 1804

Family Law Source

Family Law Source

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

http://www.familylawyerspittsburgh.com/blog/
  • Aug 13

    Undisclosed Trust Distributions May Justify Retroactive Child Support Modification

    Undisclosed Trust Distributions May Justify Retroactive Child Support Modification
    Parents who receive trust distributions may have a duty to disclose the amount and source, even if the trust distributions do not necessarily constitute income for child support purposes.  That’s one of the issues raised…
  • Jul 23

    Do you need a prenup to deal with frozen eggs?

    Do you need a prenup to deal with frozen eggs?
    Women who are contemplating IVF, ZIFT, surrogacy and other alternative reproductive techniques (ART), and their parenting partners, should seriously contemplate their need for a pre- or post-nuptial agreement or cohabitation agreement,…
  • Jul 20

    Corporate Successor Not Marital Property Following Post-Sep Business Failure

    Corporate Successor Not Marital Property Following Post-Sep Business Failure
    There is often suspicion when a business that would be marital property fails shortly after marital separation, particularly if the owner spouse subsequently starts a new business.  This is the situation that the Superior Court addressed…
Rank this Week: 4249

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

http://www.criderlaw.net/blog/
  • Aug 12

    US Adults Worry They Will Outlive Their Saving

    US Adults Worry They Will Outlive Their Saving
    According to a recent Northwestern Mutual Insurance survey, nearly one-third of US adults believe that it is more likely than not that they will outlive their savings. Follow this link to the survey. A foundational estate plan can be a…
  • Jun 4

    5 Tips For Helping Your Kids After Divorce

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

    Estate Planning and Investment: A Symbiotic Relationship

    Estate Planning and Investment: A Symbiotic Relationship
    Imagine inheriting a quarter of a million dollars but having absolutely no idea what to do with it. That’s a good problem to have, but a problem nonetheless. View image | gettyimages.com CNN Money recently reached out with advice to a…
Rank this Week: 2870

All Family Law Group, P.A.

All Family Law Group, P.A.

Covers divorce, family law and bankruptcy.

http://www.familymaritallaw.blogspot.com
  • Aug 12

    Parental Responsibility Evaluation

    Parental Responsibility Evaluation
    Parental responsibility and timesharing constitute one of the most emotional issues facing spouses as they divorce. Florida has made strides to equalize parental responsibility and timesharing of children in a divorce. Lawmakers have…
  • Aug 12

    Frequently Asked Questions about Florida Protective Orders in Divorces or Separation

    Frequently Asked Questions about Florida Protective Orders in Divorces or Separation
    Some divorces or separations are smooth, painless, or mutual. Most can be difficult, time consuming, and maybe even hurtful. But a few can be downright dangerous. In cases in which a divorce or separation is pending, Florida law provides for…
  • Jul 26

    How Do I Change My Name?

    How Do I Change My Name?
    There are many reasons to want to change either your first, middle, or last name. Individuals and parents alike may want to change their name or their children’s names due to personal preference, to take a spouse’s name, or to return to…
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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/
  • Aug 11

    Where the Children Should Go to School – Part 2

    Where the Children Should Go to School – Part 2
    Hard to believe it’s been seven years since I blogged about this last.  Not much has changed on the subject in seven years, but there are trends that have become more common in practice over time. As mentioned previously, the…
  • 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…
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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/
  • Aug 10

    Is it really SIDS?

    Is it really SIDS?
    We have all seen that episode of Law and Order SVU where Olivia and Elliot dramatically announce that the forensic results determined that the baby died of… SIDS. SIDS stands for “Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.” According to…
  • 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…
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Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Covers Massachusetts law in the areas of family law, real estate, litigation, and other legal issues. By Alan Pransky.

http://massfamilylawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 9

    Natick Judge enjoins Macy's for shoplifting fine

    Natick Judge enjoins Macy's for shoplifting fine
    Judge Douglas Stoddard, a District Court Judge in Natick, Mass. has enjoined Macy's from demanding that shoplifters pay a $500.00 civil fine to Macy's when they are caught by the store.  Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 231, Section…
  • May 31

    Cyber harassment can be very expensive.

    Cyber harassment can be very expensive.
    The internet and social media has created new opportunities for people to harass and harm others. One person who used the internet to harass a neighbor found it very expensive as a Massachusetts court has issued a judgment of 4.8 million…
  • Mar 28

    Death and Facebook. The Legacy Feature.

    Death and Facebook. The Legacy Feature.
    A friend of mine died and his wife posted his death and funeral arrangements on his Facebook page. In this era of social media, Facebook is a natural and expected forum to notify friends and relatives of such information. Unfortunately, use…
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Family Law Matters Blog

Family Law Matters Blog

Covers New York family law. By Deborah Hope Wayne.

http://www.familylawmatters-blog.com/
  • Aug 9

    Inside Out: The Synergistic Effect of a Film and a Book

    Inside Out: The Synergistic Effect of a Film and a Book
    I recently viewed the animated movie, Inside Out. I had read many reviews that the themes presented in the film deal with how we are affected by our emotions.  The Inside Out characters are based upon our different emotions.…
  • Jul 24

    Choosing an Attorney for your Prenup: Understanding the Value of an Experienced Attorney

    Choosing an Attorney for your Prenup: Understanding the Value of an Experienced Attorney
    The popularity of prenuptial agreements is on the rise for couples of all ages.  A prenup can be just as important to couples on their first marriage and in their 20’s and 30’s, as it is to individuals on a second or third…
  • Jul 15

    Trending: A New Take on “Best Interest of the Child”

    Trending: A New Take on “Best Interest of the Child”
    Just a few days ago, social media was trending with its usual celebrity gossip and sports news, but an interesting family law case in Michigan snuck into the mix. A judge in Michigan sent three children to juvenile detention for refusing to…
Rank this Week: 2619

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/
  • Aug 9

    Don’t Wait to Handle Child Support Case

    Don’t Wait to Handle Child Support Case
    When it comes to Child Support, handling the case as soon as possible is almost always the best course of action.  That is true for the parent who is receiving child support, and for the parent who is paying child support. For the parent…
  • Aug 9

    Bankruptcy Basics for Individual

    Bankruptcy Basics for Individual
    For those facing debt that they are unable to repay, bankruptcy an provide a fresh start. The first step is to determine whether an individual is eligible for bankruptcy.  Eligibility under Chapter 7 involves passing the “means…
  • Aug 4

    What to Expect in an Iowa DHS Family Team Meeting

    What to Expect in an Iowa DHS Family Team Meeting
    After the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) becomes involved with a family due to an abuse or neglect accusation, a Family Team Meeting is often scheduled rather quickly.  Handling that meeting properly can have lasting effects…
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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
  • Aug 7

    Bicycle Accidents in New York City

    Bicycle Accidents in New York City
    Unfortunately, people that live in congested cities like New York City take their lives in their hands when they choose to walk around their neighborhood or ride their bikes to work. Even when following all of the rules of the road,…
  • Aug 5

    Legionnaire’s Disease In New York City

    Legionnaire’s Disease In New York City
    Legionnaire’s disease is a severe form of pneumonia caused by bacteria found in water whose symptoms include cough, shortness of breath, high fever, muscle aches and headaches and in most severe circumstances death. The symptoms can…
  • Aug 2

    Legionnaire’s Disease and Wrongful Death, Medical Malpractice or Negligence Claim

    Legionnaire’s Disease and Wrongful Death, Medical Malpractice or Negligence Claim
    The disturbing outbreak of Legionnaire’s Disease in New York City is a cause for concern.  Since Legionnaire’s Disease is generally preventable, a diagnosis of Legionnaire’s Disease may lead to a claim for wrongful…
Rank this Week: 3129

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Covers Virginia traffic and criminal law.

http://www.peterlouielaw.com/law-blog/
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Divorce And Mediation Blog

Divorce And Mediation Blog

Covers recent family and divorce law news and events. By Paul Daniel Marks.

http://www.divorceandmediationblog.com/
  • Aug 5

    Lawyer's Advertising - What You Are Reading....

    Lawyer's Advertising - What You Are Reading....
    I had a trial last year against an attorney I consider to be unethical. He's bad enough I no longer will speak to him, as I believe there should be consequences to his type of conduct. The old practice of shunning has, unfortunately, become…
  • Aug 3

    Lawyers Misleading Clients - Trying to Predict Outcomes...

    Lawyers Misleading Clients - Trying to Predict Outcomes...
    As part of my concern about lawyers' advertising, and misrepresenting themselves to clients, I recall an interesting interview with a prospective client a number of years ago. A client [name and gender sanitized] came to see me, referred…
  • Aug 1

    Date of Separation for Divorces - In re Marriage of Davis [2015]

    Date of Separation for Divorces - In re Marriage of Davis [2015]
    California became one of the first states to enact legislation stating that marital property stops being earned when the parties began to live separate and apart. This has been our rule for about 35 years. In a community property state like…
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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/
  • Aug 5

    New Alabama Bankruptcy Exemption

    New Alabama Bankruptcy Exemption
    New Alabama Bankruptcy Exemptions On June 11, 2015 the State of Alabama increased their bankruptcy exemptions for the first time since 1982. When a Chapter 7 bankruptcy is filed, it is possible that your property could be liquidated and the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1908

Law Blog

Law Blog

By Foreman & Caraciolo, P.C.

http://www.theharrisburglawyers.com/law-blog/
  • Aug 5

    The Right to Divorce for Same-Sex Couple

    The Right to Divorce for Same-Sex Couple
    The recent U.S. Supreme Court Ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges declared unconstitutional any state law which prohibited same-sex marriage.   This ruling not only protects a same-sex couple’s right to marry, but also their right…
  • May 9

    Do Grandparents have Standing to Pursue Custody of a Grandchild?

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

    Pennsylvania State Police Lack Standing to Pursue SORNA Appeal

    Pennsylvania State Police Lack Standing to Pursue SORNA Appeal
    The Pennsylvania State Police filed seventy-three (73) appeals to the Superior Court after the Commonwealth and defendants in those cases entered into negotiated plea agreements which would alter registration requirements the defendants would…
Rank this Week: 3594

Texas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Texas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Lyttle Law Firm, PLLC.

http://www.texasdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 4

    Adultery Website Ashley Madison Recently Hacked

    Adultery Website Ashley Madison Recently Hacked
      A group of hackers has come forward with claims that they were able to hack into adultery website AshleyMadison.com, which is owned by Avid Media, a company that also owns hookup sites CougarLife.com and EstablishedMen.com. Ashley…
  • Jul 21

    What You Need to Know About Divorce and Debt

    What You Need to Know About Divorce and Debt
    The complexities associated with divorce can take its toll on the individuals who are going through the process. It is important for you to have competent legal representation to ensure that every detail associated with the divorce…
  • Jul 20

    If You Are a Woman Contemplating Divorce: Know Your Finance

    If You Are a Woman Contemplating Divorce: Know Your Finance
    Some people may think that divorce proceedings are at an all time high but statistical evidence points towards a different reality. Recently, an economist at the University of Michigan has discovered that divorce rates have dropped from the…
Rank this Week: 2043

Creative Resolutions Blog

Creative Resolutions Blog

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

http://www.newyorkdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 4

    Having a High Net Worth Doesn’t Have to Lead to a High Conflict Divorce

    Having a High Net Worth Doesn’t Have to Lead to a High Conflict Divorce
    A high-net worth couple going through divorce can benefit greatly by staying out of court. Couples with considerable assets (which I will define here as more than $5 million) are often lead to believe that their divorce will be a “no…
  • Jul 9

    Putting Compassion At The Center Of Divorce

    Putting Compassion At The Center Of Divorce
    Even when spouses are trying to have a non-adversarial divorce, the emotions that arise can hijack innocent intentions and get in the way of achieving the bigger goals such as the children's well being, future financial security for one…
  • Jun 3

    CAUTION: Don't Text While Divorcing

    CAUTION: Don't Text While Divorcing
    I was recently sitting at my desk when I received a text message from a phone number I didn't recognize. In rapid succession I received the following missives: "I don't respect people who hit children." "You belong in jail for the rest of…
Rank this Week: 3290

Family Law Insights

Family Law Insights

Covers divorce and family law in Georgia. By Kitchens New Cleghorn, LLC.

http://www.knclawfirm.com/category/blog/family-law/
  • Aug 4

    Kitchens New Cleghorn Continues To Grow

    Kitchens New Cleghorn Continues To Grow
    “Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.” – James Cash Penney In our quest to meet the needs of clients in corporate and… The post Kitchens New Cleghorn Continues To Grow appeared…
  • Jul 31

    Prenuptial Agreements and Their Importance

    Prenuptial Agreements and Their Importance
    We often have couples who come in to consult with us about prenuptial agreements. Although it doesn’t seem like a very romantic thing to do before a couple decides to… The post Prenuptial Agreements and Their Importance appeared…
  • Jul 25

    Meet Our Newest Of-Counsel Attorney, Stephen Scriber | Atlanta Attorney

    Meet Our Newest Of-Counsel Attorney, Stephen Scriber | Atlanta Attorney
    Our law firm has specialized in family law, business law, divorce, adoption, and LGBT legal protections by some of the most skilled Atlanta attorneys. In our quest to offer… The post Meet Our Newest Of-Counsel Attorney,…
Rank this Week: 2693

Divorce Lawyer North Andover

Divorce Lawyer North Andover

Covers Massachusetts family law. By Patricia S. Fernandez & Associates.

http://northandovermafamilylawattorney.com/
  • Aug 4

    Considering Tax Consequences in the Context of Divorce

    Considering Tax Consequences in the Context of Divorce
    Divorce Lawyer North Andover It is important to consider the various tax consequences in the context of divorce in order to enter into the most beneficial support arrangement for divorcing spouses and determine how to prudently divide…
  • Feb 20

    Interpreting the Alimony Reform Act: Surprising Development

    Interpreting the Alimony Reform Act: Surprising Development
    Divorce Lawyer North AndoverSince the enactment of the Alimony Reform Act in 2011, there have been many cases which have presented questions regarding the interpretation of the statute. One frequent issue has been whether the Alimony Reform…
  • Feb 12

    Vacating the Marital Home During the Divorce

    Vacating the Marital Home During the Divorce
    Divorce Lawyer North AndoverIt can be surprising for a divorce client to learn that both spouses in a divorce may reside in the marital home while the action is pending.  Many people mistakenly believe that once a divorce complaint is…
Rank this Week: 1175

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Aug 3

    Should I get DHS involved in my Arkansas Child Custody case?

    Should I get DHS involved in my Arkansas Child Custody case?
    This blog may sound like I’m bashing Arkansas DHS or suggesting that they don’t do their best to help in child custody emergencies. It’s not. DHS is very important; it just may not be the right fit for your own case. We live…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1731

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
  • Aug 2

    Validity and Finality of Custody Stipulation

    Validity and Finality of Custody Stipulation
    Many custody cases are resolved by agreement. When this happens, the parties often place their agreement on the record, either as an oral stipulation recorded by court stenographer or reduce it to a written agreement. Sometimes,…
  • Jul 12

    New York Legislature Passes New Statute Modifying Temporary and Post-Divorce Spousal Maintenance Formula

    New York Legislature Passes New Statute Modifying Temporary and Post-Divorce Spousal Maintenance Formula
    On June 24, 2015, the New York State Senate passed Bill A7645-2015 which modified the duration and amount of temporary and post-divorce spousal maintenance. The bill passed the State Assembly on June 15th. It is expected to be signed by…
  • Jun 13

    Allocation of Child Care Costs in Child Support Case

    Allocation of Child Care Costs in Child Support Case
    Under New York law, child support consists of two elements: “basic” child support and the “add-ons.”  Domestic Relations Law §240 (1-b)(c)(4) and Domestic Relations Law §240 (1-b)(c)(6) provide that when…
Rank this Week: 1346

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois divorce law. From Michael Roe.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 2

    Illinois Divorce: Factors to Consider in Deciding to Divorce

    Illinois Divorce: Factors to Consider in Deciding to Divorce
    Excerpted from psychcentral.com: Are You Ready For Divorce? 7 Questions To Ask Yourself " This article outlines what couples need to do to face the numerous dilemmas associated with divorce. But first, they must identify their unique…
  • Jul 26

    One Man's Story: Parental Alienation

    One Man's Story: Parental Alienation
    This is one person's account of their life as a child victim of parental alienation, and the more positive outcome that arose as an adult....
  • Jul 20

    Illinois Divorce: Parental Alienation Issue

    Illinois Divorce: Parental Alienation Issue
    From an interview with Dr. Amy Baker, PA expert: " I must admit I am a bit disappointed in the comments so far on the WDET website in response to my interview. I hate to see the conversation devolve into...
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