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Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

By Alan Robert Burton.

http://www.bocaratondivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 26

    What Does a Custody Evaluation Involve?

    What Does a Custody Evaluation Involve?
    Child custody is often a complex and hotly contested issue in family law cases. In many situations, parents involved in a custody case are getting divorced or ending a dating relationship and, too often, one parent may want to limit the…
  • Jun 20

    Husband Takes Unique Approach to Division of Property

    Husband Takes Unique Approach to Division of Property
    German media recently reported a story regarding an angry husband who decided to take the division of property into his own hands following a split with his wife of 12 years. The man posted a video on Youtube that showed him taking a chainsaw…
  • Jun 13

    No More Ban on Gay Adoption in Florida Law

    No More Ban on Gay Adoption in Florida Law
    On June 11, 2015, Governor Rick Scott signed the bill that will remove the language banning gay couples from adopting children from Florida law. Though a judge for the 3rd District Court of Appeal in Miami ruled that the ban was…
Rank this Week: 4601

Pendleton Judicial Training…

Pendleton Judicial Training Updates

The official repository of the "Minnesota Judicial Training Updates," which provides judicial tips for judges and attorneys.

http://www.PendletonUpdates.com
Rank this Week: 1756

Minick Law Blog

Minick Law Blog

Covers DWI, civil rights, family law, workers compensation, and criminal justice.

http://www.minicklaw.com/asheville-attorney-blog/
Rank this Week: 1768

North Carolina Divorce Lawyers…

North Carolina Divorce Lawyers Blog

Covers family law. By Woodruff Family Law Group.

http://www.northcarolinadivorcelawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 25

    A Lost Alimony Deduction by Linking to Child Support

    A Lost Alimony Deduction by Linking to Child Support
    Watch out for those hurried, last minute North Carolina agreements that link alimony and child support termination; you could get an unintended tax consequence and the loss of the tax deduction. While the Johnson case, discussed herein, is…
  • Jun 25

    Tax Dangers of Unallocated Family Support

    Tax Dangers of Unallocated Family Support
    It is tempting to lump child support and post separation support/alimony into a bucket of one dollar amount, sometimes referred to as “family support”.  This is particularly tempting in the early part of a case, but it is…
  • Jun 15

    Black and White, the Kevin Costner Movie 2015: Grandparent Custody

    Black and White, the Kevin Costner Movie 2015: Grandparent Custody
    This is a must-see movie for grandparents seeking custody, particularly if the opposing parties are really the paternal grandparents vs. the maternal grandparents.  In a complex fact pattern, everyone gets it right in the end, after a…
Rank this Week: 1826

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: 2177

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: 3389

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/
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • Jun 19

    Don’t Forget These Marital Assets in Your Divorce Settlement

    Don’t Forget These Marital Assets in Your Divorce Settlement
    Divorce marks the end of one chapter of your life and the beginning of another, and odds are, you’ll look back at this time and see it as a positive turning point in your life. However, before you achieve that perspective, there’s…
Rank this Week: 3777

Family Law Source

Family Law Source

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

http://www.familylawyerspittsburgh.com/blog/
  • Jun 23

    Emotional Connection Does Not Guarantee Award of Marital Residence

    Emotional Connection Does Not Guarantee Award of Marital Residence
    According to the old saying, “possession is nine-tenths of the law.” Perhaps that’s true in some context, but in a Pennsylvania divorce decision that was recently published by the Superior Court, possession of a marital home…
  • Jun 14

    Market Risk in Dividing Retirement Assets upon Divorce

    Market Risk in Dividing Retirement Assets upon Divorce
    Divorcing spouses in Pennsylvania might be well-advised to consider the risks associated with various retirement vehicles, as they decide which assets to retain or divide in equitable distribution.  A recent non-precedential decision of…
  • Apr 30

    Spousal Support of Foreign Nationals – The I-864

    Spousal Support of Foreign Nationals – The I-864
    Back in 2012, I reported on a Pennsylvania Superior Court case, Love v. Love, in which Pennsylvania recognized a support obligation arising from sponsorship of a foreign national spouse.  Now, the ABA Family Law Quarterly has published…
Rank this Week: 1074

Utah Divorce Hotline Blog

Utah Divorce Hotline Blog

By Chris Salcido.

http://www.utahdivorcehotline.com/utah-divorce-and-family-lawblog/
  • Jun 23

    Dividing a Personal Injury Award in a Utah Divorce

    Dividing a Personal Injury Award in a Utah Divorce
    Dividing a Personal Injury Award Comes Before Determining Alimony In a divorce action the court is required to determine how to divide the spouses’ property and whether alimony should be awarded. Property division comes first.…
  • Apr 22

    Mediation Before Modification Has Become Standard

    Mediation Before Modification Has Become Standard
    Mediation Before Modification Provisions in Divorce Decrees In most divorce decrees these days a provision is included that requires the parties to enter into a mediation to settle any disputes before going to court. Mediation is an informal…
  • Dec 18

    Recovering Attorney Fees as a Sanction

    Recovering Attorney Fees as a Sanction
    The Four Types of Attorney Fees Sanctions In general, a prevailing party may not recover attorney fees unless such an award is authorized by statute or contract. But four sources of authority permit a court to award attorney fees or ……
Rank this Week: 1952

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, paternity and legal separation issues. By Roy M. Doppelt and Associates.

http://www.sandiegodivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 23

    California Court Reviews State Laws Affecting "Transmutation" of Separate Property in Divorce

    California Court Reviews State Laws Affecting "Transmutation" of Separate Property in Divorce
    Every state in the country enacts its own laws governing marriage and divorce. Many people know that California is a "community property" state, which means that most assets and debts acquired during the marriage are subject to division…
  • Jun 16

    California Court Defers to Virginia Court's Jurisdiction Over Child Custody Case

    California Court Defers to Virginia Court's Jurisdiction Over Child Custody Case
    Child custody disputes tend to bring out intense emotions in both parents. This can be attributed to the notion that each party typically wants to spend as much time as possible with their children after the divorce. And while it is…
  • Jun 9

    California Legislation Addresses Tax Liability and Divorce

    California Legislation Addresses Tax Liability and Divorce
    Couples who decide to divorce are often concerned with resolving the most visible and practical matters: child custody, visitation, and support, as well as spousal support and property division. In addition to these highly important issues,…
Rank this Week: 3333

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/
  • 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?
  • Jan 9

    Is your child's college savings account marital property?

    Is your child's college savings account marital property?
    Now that you and your spouse have created a college savings plan for your spouse, what would happen if you divorce or separate? In Maryland, marital property is determined by how the property was acquired, so if the account was...
Rank this Week: 773

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, family law, and landlord-tenant law. By the Law Offices of James V. Sansone.

http://blog.jamessansonelaw.com/
  • Jun 23

    Child Custody Cases Are Never Easy - Especially this One

    Child Custody Cases Are Never Easy - Especially this One
    If you think that formerly married couples are the only couples who argue about child custody, well, you wouldn't be taking into account today's world. Not everyone gets married. But every divorcing couple does argue about child…
  • Jun 16

    Grandparents Lose Bid to Adopt Grandchildren when Father's Murder Conviction Overturned

    Grandparents Lose Bid to Adopt Grandchildren when Father's Murder Conviction Overturned
    Now here's a complicated case. A wife and husband with two children divorced and in 2011 the mother died from strangulation. Who committed the murder? And should the alleged murderer - the ex-husband - be able to retain his parental…
  • Jun 2

    Gay Couples Battle on in Texas and Louisiana

    Gay Couples Battle on in Texas and Louisiana
    The latest Gallup poll indicates that 60% of Americans believe that the law should allow marriage between gay couples. Obviously, there has been a huge political shift in this country. Back in 1996, the Gallup poll reported that 68% of…
Rank this Week: 3032

Family-In-Law

Family-In-Law

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

http://family-in-law.com/
  • Jun 23

    Minnesota Judge to Parents: Think Twice Before Staying Home

    Minnesota Judge to Parents: Think Twice Before Staying Home
    In re the Marriage of Curtis v. Curtis, looked to be a pretty dry decision on what–to most non-lawyers–would be an esoteric legal issue: Can a ... The post Minnesota Judge to Parents: Think Twice Before Staying Home appeared…
  • Jun 12

    Minnesota Moves to Rightsize Child Support Obligations: Bigger Changes to Come

    Minnesota Moves to Rightsize Child Support Obligations: Bigger Changes to Come
    2015 saw some ambitious reforms proposed for Minnesota’s child support statutes. So ambitious in fact that the biggest didn’t make it into law, as legislators settled instead ... The post Minnesota Moves to Rightsize…
  • May 29

    Minnesota Enacts Uniform Deployed Parents Custody Act: Now What Does It Mean?

    Minnesota Enacts Uniform Deployed Parents Custody Act: Now What Does It Mean?
    On May 14, 2015, Governor Dayton signed SF No. 1911 (now Minnesota Session Laws chapter 30) followed just over a week later by SF No. ... The post Minnesota Enacts Uniform Deployed Parents Custody Act: Now What Does It Mean? appeared first on…
Rank this Week: 1480

Seattle Attorneys Blog

Seattle Attorneys Blog

Covers criminal, family and Injury law. By Blair & Kim, PLLC.

http://www.seattleattorneysblog.com/
  • Jun 23

    One Way to Save Money on Your Divorce Proceedings: Get Along

    One Way to Save Money on Your Divorce Proceedings: Get Along
    Most people facing a divorce (called dissolution of marriage in Washington) have heard the horror stories about the cost of divorce proceedings. We have heard and witnessed these stories too. However, in many cases there is one major way to…
  • Jun 11

    Divorce After a Long-Term Marriage

    Divorce After a Long-Term Marriage
    Divorce (called dissolution of marriage in Washington) after a long-term marriage can be especially difficult.  Families, finances, housing, and emotions have likely become well enmeshed after twenty or more years of marriage.  The…
  • Jun 3

    Petition for a Declaration of Invalidity (a.k.a. an Annulment)

    Petition for a Declaration of Invalidity (a.k.a. an Annulment)
    Annulment is a term in family law that many are familiar with. This is probably partially because of the dramatic circumstances that can lead to annulments (ex. Britney Spears in 2004). Most people understand the term to mean that there was…
Rank this Week: 1859

RandyWallace

RandyWallace

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

http://randywallace.wordpress.com/
  • 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…
  • Jun 11

    Trifecta of email scams sent to me today

    Trifecta of email scams sent to me today
    Hello, FedEx wishes you to confirm Package of $750,000.00 (Seven Hundred and Fifty Usd) from the CNN TV Online Lottery as registered with us in your name, for shipping to your residence. Do respond to dispatch with a confirmation of your…
Rank this Week: 1487

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/
  • 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…
  • Jun 2

    Child Custody and Time Sharing Battles in Florida Divorce

    Child Custody and Time Sharing Battles in Florida Divorce
    Child custody and time sharing battles in Florida divorces are always stressful situations for the people involved.  Jacksonville divorce lawyers and custody lawyers zealously represent clients who each want something different when it…
Rank this Week: 3228

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/
  • 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…
  • Apr 24

    Husband is Not Guilty of Sexual Abuse of his Wife with Alzheimer’s.

    Husband is Not Guilty of Sexual Abuse of his Wife with Alzheimer’s.
    It first seemed incredible that a 78 year old husband could be arrested for a third degree felony for having sex with his wife because someone in the nursing home said the wife was no longer capable of giving consent. The jury found him not…
  • Apr 6

    Sentimental or Argumentative

    Sentimental or Argumentative
    Recently, the family of Robin Williams commenced the not unfamiliar process of destroying family relationships by fighting over sentimental assets. Surely the decedent never wanted there to be a fight and was sure he had taken care of…
Rank this Week: 1735

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Covers divorce and family law in Illinois.

http://www.divorce-attorney-illinois.com/
  • Jun 22

    The ICWA and Illinois: The Ins and Outs of Parental Rights for American Indian Children

    The ICWA and Illinois: The Ins and Outs of Parental Rights for American Indian Children
    When it comes to parental rights, Illinois, along with other states, hold that that these rights are fundamental in our society. There are significant number of protections that have been put into place to protect parents from any government…
  • Jun 15

    Divorce Financing: The New, Great Divorce Equalizer

    Divorce Financing: The New, Great Divorce Equalizer
    The old adage states that money can be a great equalizer. Those who are in the middle of a divorce are definitely able to attest to that claim, especially when it comes to divorce proceedings. In many cases, in divorce proceedings, or in…
  • Jun 8

    Study Reveals That Children in Shared Custody Situation Are Less Stressed than Children in a One-Parent Home

    Study Reveals That Children in Shared Custody Situation Are Less Stressed than Children in a One-Parent Home
    When determining what would be the best for your children when you and your spouse have decided to split, there are a variety of child custody arrangements that can be discussed and put into place. Many psychologists have wondered about the…
Rank this Week: 3767

Tennessee Collaborative Divorce…

Tennessee Collaborative Divorce Blog

Covers family law. By Papa & Roberts, PLLC.

http://www.tennesseecollaborativedivorceblog.com/
  • 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.…
  • May 15

    Knowing when collaborative divorce is not the best option for a client

    Knowing when collaborative divorce is not the best option for a client
    While it is my bias that most divorcing couples can benefit from using the collaborative divorce process rather than going through divorce litigation, there is absolutely a subset of couples for whom litigation is the better choice.…
Rank this Week: 1437

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/
  • Jun 18

    In re: Marriage of Honer - Valuation of Marital Asset

    In re: Marriage of Honer - Valuation of Marital Asset
    After two people decide they no longer wish to be married, one of the key points of contention often becomes division of assets. Indiana, as in most states, seeks equitable distribution, or a distribution that is fair given the circumstances.…
  • Jun 6

    Nordness v. Faucheux - When Infidelity Destroys a Marriage

    Nordness v. Faucheux - When Infidelity Destroys a Marriage
    A recent attempt by an ex-wife to sue her former husband's mistress for alienation of affection was thwarted by the fact that the contacts between husband and mistress did not occur frequently enough in the state of Mississippi for the state…
  • May 30

    Bogner v. Bogner - Indiana Supreme Court Weighs Child Support Modification

    Bogner v. Bogner - Indiana Supreme Court Weighs Child Support Modification
    When it comes to child support calculations in Indiana, state courts are given guidelines by which to adhere. These guidelines take into account a host of factors, ranging from employment, wages, computations for prior-born or subsequent-born…
Rank this Week: 4953

PA Family Law Blog

PA Family Law Blog

Covers divorce and child custody. By the Martin Law Firm.

http://www.jbmartinlaw.com/blogs/family-law/
Rank this Week: 1632

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
  • Jun 17

    Tenant loses Rent stabilized apartment because of Airbnb rental

    Tenant loses Rent stabilized apartment because of Airbnb rental
    OUCH! Tenant loses rent stabilized apt. over Airbnb rentals! The court held that the tenant had “engaged in profiteering by renting out the apartment or allowing his children to rent out the apartment, to a series of short-term…
  • May 18

    Beware When Accepting a Debt Settlement Offer

    Beware When Accepting a Debt Settlement Offer
    Forgiven debt may be taxable by the IRS! The Second Circuit has ruled that debt collectors don’t need to warn clients of the potential tax liabilities associated when making a settlement offer for less than the full amount owed. In…
  • May 4

    Divorce and Interesting Issues with Child Support and/or Maintenance

    Divorce and Interesting Issues with Child Support and/or Maintenance
    In New York, determining maintenance (spousal support or alimony) can be a burdensome task.  This task can become more complicated in situations where one spouse is receiving disability or a long term/permanent personal injury settlement…
Rank this Week: 4604

Synorlaw

Synorlaw

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

http://www.synorlaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 17

    U.S. Supreme Court to Rule on Same-Sex Marriage

    U.S. Supreme Court to Rule on Same-Sex Marriage
    A decision from the U.S. Supreme Court on same-sex marriage is expected later this month. Judges are eagerly awaiting the ruling that could determine whether gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry or whether state bans against…
  • Apr 24

    Where to start when a loved one die

    Where to start when a loved one die
    Clients often ask me what to do first when a loved one dies. The client is overwhelmed and needs a clear plan of what to do next. Here is a quick checklist to follow to help you in a time … Continue reading →
  • Jul 24

    Kathryn J. Synor is now ranked Top 10 Under 40 attorney for excellence in the field of Family Law for 2014!

    Kathryn J. Synor is now ranked Top 10 Under 40 attorney for excellence in the field of Family Law for 2014!
    Kathryn J. Synor of the Law Office of Kathryn J. Synor, LLC has been selected by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys as nationally ranked Top 10 Under 40 attorney for excellence in the field of Family Law for … Continue…
Rank this Week: 3516

Divorce Online Blog

Divorce Online Blog

News about divorce and family law.

http://www.divorce-online.co.uk/blog/
  • Jun 16

    Dale Vince divorce case highlights the need for clean break order

    Dale Vince divorce case highlights the need for clean break order
    The number of people asking the courts for financial orders after their divorces have been finalised has doubled according to research carried out by Cardiff-based Hugh James solicitors. Rising asset values, such as property, business or…
  • Jun 3

    Respondent divorce advice service launched

    Respondent divorce advice service launched
    At Divorce-online we have spent 15 years helping people file divorces, these clients are always generally the person filing for the divorce, the petitioner. However no one online seems to be catering for the person who receives the divorce…
  • Mar 16

    Online divorce services are performing better than high street solicitor

    Online divorce services are performing better than high street solicitor
    In a recent speech to The Modern law Conference, Sir Michael Pitt, The Chairman of the Legal Services Board, The super regulator for legal services in England and Wales, referred to nearly completed research that people who chose to…
Rank this Week: 2618

One (Divorce) Lawyer's Perspective

One (Divorce) Lawyer's Perspective

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

http://1phillydivorcelawyer.wordpress.com
  • Jun 15

    Legally Separate, Get Divorced, or Annul a Marriage

    Legally Separate, Get Divorced, or Annul a Marriage
    With the clarification that LGBT couples have the legal right to marry in many states and to have the marriages entered into in other states legally recognized, same sex couples have been marrying. For some couples, the legal recognition of…
  • Jun 5

    Why Wait So Long?

    Why Wait So Long?
    It was reported on People.com that actor Ed Asner has filed for divorce from his wife Cindy although they have been separated for 8 years. The media, presumably People’s readership, and anyone else who is curious, was wondering why he…
  • May 29

    Flipping a Chef’s Prenup

    Flipping a Chef’s Prenup
    According to this article, as part of her pending divorce action with chef Bobby Flay, actress Jennifer March, intends to challenge the prenuptial agreement which could otherwise limit what either March or Flay would be entitled to receive…
Rank this Week: 3984

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: 2501

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Kollias & Giese.

http://www.dupagecountydivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 15

    Recording Private Conversations In Illinoi

    Recording Private Conversations In Illinoi
    It is no secret that emotions run high during a divorce or custody proceeding.  Sometimes parties seek orders of protection from one another to prohibit acts of abuse or harassment from occurring.   Imagine this scenario:  …
  • May 4

    Requests for Mental Health Examination in Illinois Child Custody Case

    Requests for Mental Health Examination in Illinois Child Custody Case
    There is a certain irrationality inherent in contentious divorce and child custody cases. Many people going through such an experience might label their spouse as mentally unstable. If such mental instability is an actual psychological…
  • Apr 19

    International Custody Disputes: the Hague Convention and Non-Signatory Countries.

    International Custody Disputes: the Hague Convention and Non-Signatory Countries.
    A man named Abel, his wife, Betty, and their son, Charlie, have lived in Illinois for the past five years. One winter morning, as Abel is walking out of the house to go to work, he notices that Betty is wearing an exceptionally garish…
Rank this Week: 1989

HeyAnnette

HeyAnnette

Covers Arizona family law. By Annette T. Burns.

http://heyannette.com/blog/
  • Jun 14

    Monday Morning Minute: Alienation and Relocation Presentation

    Monday Morning Minute: Alienation and Relocation Presentation
    Here’s a link to a presentation by Bill Eddy on Alienation and Relocation:  Helping Parents Make Decisions.   (courtesy of the Ohio Channel Media library, from a judicial education summit in April, 2014).  It’s…
  • Jun 11

    Recent Articles on Divorce Topic

    Recent Articles on Divorce Topic
    Just a couple of things to read in your spare time, over this fine upcoming weekend. Here’s a good article by Michael Black, CFP, CDFA about imputing income to assets in divorce actions.  (This is a PDF download) A very interesting…
  • Jun 11

    CAA Training: Uniform Representation of Children in Abuse, Neglect and Custody Proceedings Act: Uniform Laws Commission

    CAA Training: Uniform Representation of Children in Abuse, Neglect and Custody Proceedings Act: Uniform Laws Commission
    Rule 10, Arizona Rules of Family Court Procedure, refers in its Comment (Amended 2007) to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform Laws, and its Representation of Children in Abuse and Neglect and Custody Proceedings as follows: A…
Rank this Week: 3383

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
  • 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…
  • Jun 1

    Terminating Spousal Support Provisions After Divorce Due to Change In Circumstance

    Terminating Spousal Support Provisions After Divorce Due to Change In Circumstance
    In New York, spousal support, also sometimes referred to as “alimony” or “spousal maintenance” can be granted in a divorce case to either spouse by the court pursuant to Domestic Relations Law §236.…
  • May 10

    Service of Divorce Summons Over Facebook

    Service of Divorce Summons Over Facebook
    As the world is changing with emerging technologies, the courts are starting to accept new technologies and social media. In a recent decision, Baidoo v. Blood-Dzraku, 2015 NY Slip Op 25096 (Sup. Ct. New York Co. 2015), the court permitted…
Rank this Week: 818

Lutz Law blog

Lutz Law blog

Covers Washington family law.

http://www.lutzlaw.com/articles/
  • 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!
  • Sep 5

    Problems with a Guardian ad Litem

    Problems with a Guardian ad Litem
    How to stop a GAL I have met for 80 minutes & her residual claims of “hearsay” as fact to the judge? I am sole custodial mom? I have been the sole, custodial parent of my sons (3 and 5) … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 1743

Salcido Law Firm PLLC Blog

Salcido Law Firm PLLC Blog

Covers Utah criminal defense and divorce law.

http://www.salcidolawfirm.com/
  • 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…
  • Apr 14

    Saving Your Driver License With A Drug Conviction

    Saving Your Driver License With A Drug Conviction
    Drug Convictions Lead to a Six Month Loss of Driver License One of the most annoying collateral consequences of a drug conviction is the loss of a driver’s license. This is true for the simplest of marijuana possession charges to the…
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Tennessee Trial Lawyers Blog

Tennessee Trial Lawyers Blog

Covers trials and litigation and criminal, family and injury law. By Freeman & Fuson.

http://www.tennesseetriallawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 10

    BONNAROO 2015: TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGIN'

    BONNAROO 2015: TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGIN'
    Bonnaroo Arts & Music Festival is expected to bring in over 80,000 people to Manchester, Coffee County, Tennessee, with a majority of those people coming from out of State. The Festival has led to a field day for law enforcement over the…
  • Jun 11

    For Bonnaroo Goers: Small Infractions Can Lead To Big Charge

    For Bonnaroo Goers: Small Infractions Can Lead To Big Charge
    Every year around this time our firm gets a flood of calls from people who receive criminal charges while on their way to or while leaving Bonnaroo. They have ranged from simple possession and paraphernalia to felony drug charges. …
  • May 2

    New Tennessee Law Criminalizes Drug Abuse During Pregnancy

    New Tennessee Law Criminalizes Drug Abuse During Pregnancy
    On April 29, the Tennessee Legislature passed a bill that will allow a mother to be prosecuted for causing a child to be born addicted or harmed because of her illegal use of narcotics during the pregnancy. The bill will allow a woman to be…
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Real Divorce Mediation Blog

Real Divorce Mediation Blog

By Whole Mediation & Consulting Services P.C.

http://wholemediation.com/category/real-divorce-mediation/
  • 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…
  • May 6

    How To Successfully Parent After A Divorce

    How To Successfully Parent After A Divorce
    Divorce is difficult and a divorce becomes even more difficult when children are involved. While separation can be the best option for the individual, it creates conditions within the family that largely affect your kids for the rest of their…
  • May 5

    Dogs and Divorce

    Dogs and Divorce
    A divorce affects more than the two people. Everyone knows that divorce impacts families, friends, children, business relationships, neighbors and others. However it’s not always humans who are affected—pets may be an important…
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AAA Family Law Blog

AAA Family Law Blog

Covers family law. By AAA Family Law, LLC.

http://www.aaafamilylaw.com/
  • 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…
  • Mar 29

    Divorce Mediations, Why They Usually Work and What To Expect From Them

    Divorce Mediations, Why They Usually Work and What To Expect From Them
    Most divorces are settled by mediation because they are required before going to trial and because: (a) they are an efficient way to negotiate the settlement, (b) their confidentiality facilitates each side's compromise without fear it being…
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Riverside County Family Law Blog

Riverside County Family Law Blog

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

http://www.thurmanarnold.com/Blog/Recent-Blog-Posts/RSS.xml
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Alabama Criminal and Family Lawyer…

Alabama Criminal and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers family and criminal law. By Skier & Associates.

http://www.alabamacriminalandfamilylawyerblog.com/
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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/
  • Jun 8

    Gett: The Trial of Viviane Ansalem – A Mediator’s Take on this Courtroom Drama

    Gett: The Trial of Viviane Ansalem – A Mediator’s Take on this Courtroom Drama
    The plot of this very engrossing courtroom drama revolves around an Israeli woman’s desire for a divorce and her husband’s refusal to agree.  Viviane, the wife, needs a gett, which is a divorce document that is only…
  • May 30

    Collaborative Law: A Foundation

    Collaborative Law: A Foundation
    I have been fortunate to work on a variety of matters in my career, but I focus my practice on Collaborative Law and Mediation. I find myself mentioning collaborative law in other blogs I post, and while I give quick definitions here and…
  • May 5

    Parenting Plans 101: The Basic

    Parenting Plans 101: The Basic
    I have written in the past about co-parenting and why it is important to have a unified front when raising children. While there are many different ways that parents can develop a united front, there are certain things that can be helpful to…
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electronic divorce attorney

electronic divorce attorney

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

http://electronicdivorceattorney.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 7

    Michigan Legislature Again Seeks to Restrict Divorce Trolling

    Michigan Legislature Again Seeks to Restrict Divorce Trolling
    We lawyers are not supposed to be soliciting anyway, as it is expressly prohibited in the Rules of Professional Conduct.  But over the years, a small group of divorce lawyers, unable to get clients any other way, send solicitation…
  • Jun 3

    Alcohol Abuse Results in Parenting Condition

    Alcohol Abuse Results in Parenting Condition
    Earlier this month, the Michigan Court of Appeals addressed alcohol abuse and parenting conditions in a rare published opinion; rare in that parenting time appeals do not get published very often. This case, Kaeb v Kaeb, comes…
  • May 30

    Custody Bills Protect Soldier

    Custody Bills Protect Soldier
    Yesterday, Governor Snyder signed Senate Bill 09 and tied barred House Bills 4071 and 4482 which provide protections for active service members involved in family court child custody proceedings.  The Senate bill stays custody…
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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/
  • Jun 5

    Tennessee Court of Appeals Rules on Allegation of Judicial Bia

    Tennessee Court of Appeals Rules on Allegation of Judicial Bia
    Williams v. HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, Tenn. Ct. App. (2015), was a case that involved a 79-year-old man who slipped and fell in a parking lot and then, after he was transported to the hospital, fell out of a bed. The…
  • May 28

    Tennessee Court of Appeals Affirms Divorce Case Award

    Tennessee Court of Appeals Affirms Divorce Case Award
    The Tennessee Court of Appeals rendered a decision in a marital dissolution case involving substantial claims of inappropriate marital conduct and misappropriation of marital funds. In the case, Holifield v. Holifield, Tenn. Ct.…
  • May 28

    Tennessee Court of Appeals Remands Case For Lack of Evidentiary Record

    Tennessee Court of Appeals Remands Case For Lack of Evidentiary Record
    In a recent Tennessee divorce case, Turman v. Turman, Tenn. Ct. App. (2015), the court attempted to review a contested dissolution of marriage and property division matter. The trial court had referred the case to a Special Master in…
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Charlotte Divorce Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers North Carolina divorce, child custody and child support issues. By Arnold & Smith.

http://www.charlottedivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 4

    Former divorce lawyer offers frank advice on legal fees, client conduct

    Former divorce lawyer offers frank advice on legal fees, client conduct
    Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “How much does it cost to get divorced, and how does the billing process work?”   Elura Nanos bills herself as an author, a television personality, an…
  • Jun 2

    Prenuptial agreements valuable for owners of special, unique businesse

    Prenuptial agreements valuable for owners of special, unique businesse
    Charlotte Divorce Attorney Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question ” Are overtime, bonuses, and commissions included in calculating child support?”   If you love your business as much as your…
  • May 28

    Surprising links found between chores, work, commute times, friendship, divorce

    Surprising links found between chores, work, commute times, friendship, divorce
    Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “Can any attorney help me with my family law needs in North Carolina?”   Splitting household chores equally seemed like a good idea at the time, but that was…
Rank this Week: 4090

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

http://www.criderlaw.net/blog/
  • 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…
  • Apr 16

    When Killers Attempt to Inherit from Their Victims’ Will

    When Killers Attempt to Inherit from Their Victims’ Will
    You probably remember at least one episode of “Murder, She Wrote” in which somebody offs their relatives in the hopes of claiming a sweet inheritance under their life insurance or a will. It’s been a favorite plotline for…
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New York Divorce Lawyer Blog

New York Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newyorkdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • 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…
  • May 6

    Will Your Divorce Be a War Story or a Peace Story?

    Will Your Divorce Be a War Story or a Peace Story?
    As I picked up The New York State Bar Association Journal earlier in the month, the cover story intrigued me. It was called "More War Stories from the New York Courts." It was about civil litigation cases that go on for years. The article…
  • Apr 16

    Sometimes the Solution Is Right in Front of You

    Sometimes the Solution Is Right in Front of You
    I recently decided it was time to give my website a makeover. My website designer and I decided that blue would be a primary color in the design and she asked me to send her shades of blue that appealed to me. I typed "blue" into my browser…
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Denver Divorce Attorney Blog

Denver Divorce Attorney Blog

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

http://www.denverdivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 3

    ATTORNEY FEES IN A COLORADO DIVORCE OR CUSTODY CASE (Part 1)

    ATTORNEY FEES IN A COLORADO DIVORCE OR CUSTODY CASE (Part 1)
    Going to see a lawyer is like going to the doctor. None of us want to do it. Just like we don’t ask to be sick, we don’t ask to have legal problems. In reality, we will all need the assistance of a doctor at some point over the…
  • May 3

    Understanding The Basics of Your Colorado Divorce or Custody Hearing (Part 3)

    Understanding The Basics of Your Colorado Divorce or Custody Hearing (Part 3)
    In the first two parts of this article, I focused on the significance of a contested Denver area divorce or custody hearing and the first procedure steps in terms of sequence and timing. In those posts, I discussed opening arguments,…
  • Apr 29

    Child Support Enforcement Remedies in Colorado

    Child Support Enforcement Remedies in Colorado
    In Colorado, both parents must contribute to child support, though the amount paid and who pays it is based on the parents’ income and time spent with the child. The parent that cares for the children less than 50% of the time usually…
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Texas Collaborative Law Blog

Texas Collaborative Law Blog

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

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

    Dealing with a Spouse Coming Out

    Dealing with a Spouse Coming Out
    While it is still fairly uncommon, we are starting to see more situations where a couple has been married a long time and "suddenly" one spouse tells the other that he/she is gay. That will generally end a marriage.The spouse coming out has…
  • May 1

    It's Not a 50-50 World!

    It's Not a 50-50 World!
    While many people expect property and debts to be divided 50-50 on divorce, that rarely happens.  There are several reasons for that. First, Texas law does not mandate, or even suggest, an equal division.  Texas law requires…
  • Mar 1

    Why to Consider Collaborative Law

    Why to Consider Collaborative Law
    Whether you are facing the start of a divorce or other family law matter, or you are already unhappily experiencing a litigated family law matter, you should be aware that there is a more peaceful, less stressful, more creative alternative to…
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Next Phase Legal Blog

Next Phase Legal Blog

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

http://nextphaselegal.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Mar 21

    Certified Divorce Mediator | Massachusett

    Certified Divorce Mediator | Massachusett
    Stephen McDonough Attains Certified Divorce Mediator Status through the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation Press Release: March 20, 2015 | Medfield, MA Stephen McDonough, founder of Next Phase Legal LLC, recently achieved status as a…
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