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Family Law Blog

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

http://www.deerparkdivorcelawyers.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Apr 25

    Social Media and Divorces Just Don't Mix

    Social Media and Divorces Just Don't Mix
    Are you the type to take a photograph of your lunch every day and post it onto Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media apps? Maybe you saw some beauty in the composition of the plate? Maybe you know a few friends who will…
  • Dec 16

    Managing the Holiday Season as an Adult Child of Divorce

    Managing the Holiday Season as an Adult Child of Divorce
    When people think of a divorced parents sharing children, the imagery of young children come to mind. What many do not consider is how a divorce can affect an adult, especially around the holiday times. Children will be cared for…
  • Jul 6

    Same-Sex Marriage Legalized in Texa

    Same-Sex Marriage Legalized in Texa
    Same-sex marriage is perhaps one of the headlined topics in the news today, all thanks to the decision made by the U.S. Supreme Court on June 26, 2015. That groundbreaking decision made same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states across…
Rank this Week: 3561

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois divorce law. From Michael Roe.

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

    Kane County Divorce Lawyer: Parental Alienation

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

    I receive many calls from men and women in…

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

    DuPage Divorce: Divorcing the Narcissist

    DuPage Divorce: Divorcing the Narcissist
    Being in a marriage with a narcissist can be extremely challenging, and a number of my clients have exhibited symptoms of a post-traumatic stress disorder after years of living with a partner with narcissistic traits. My firm's practice has…
Rank this Week: 582

Virginia Family Law

Virginia Family Law

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

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

    High Asset Divorce

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

    Fairfax Family Law Paralegal

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

    Fairfax Family Law Paralegal

    Fairfax Family Law Paralegal
    Suellen Honeychuck is a PACE Registered Paralegal and Vice President of Certification for the National Federation of Paralegal Associations.  She has been a paralegal in Fairfax County for more than a decade, working primarily in family…
Rank this Week: 4742

Rochester Family Lawyer Blog

Rochester Family Lawyer Blog

Covers child support, domestic relations, and family law in New York. By Alexander Korotkin.

http://rochesterfamilylawyer.korotkinlaw.com
  • Apr 24

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

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

    What Makes a Marriage Valid?

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

    New Temporary Spousal Maintenance Provisions are Now In Effect

    New Temporary Spousal Maintenance Provisions are Now In Effect
    I have previously written about upcoming changes to New York’s spousal maintenance law. The Governor finally signed the new maintenance law, Ch.269 of the Domestic Relations Law on Friday, September 25th.  The Temporary Maintenance…
Rank this Week: 851

Real Divorce Mediation Blog

Real Divorce Mediation Blog

By Whole Mediation & Consulting Services P.C.

http://wholemediation.com/category/real-divorce-mediation/
  • Apr 20

    Is a Divorce Mediator or Divorce Lawyer Right For You?

    Is a Divorce Mediator or Divorce Lawyer Right For You?
    In nearly every case, divorce is a complicated process that almost always requires professional help for the separating couple. However, going to court for litigation or for a settlement conference isn’t always necessary; by using…
  • Mar 25

    5 Ways To Stay Positive During A Divorce

    5 Ways To Stay Positive During A Divorce
    Breakups are difficult, but divorce is a whole new ball game. Ending a legal marriage is more than breaking up with someone, it’s ending a life that was build around that relationship. Finances, children, assets and legal documentation…
  • Feb 23

    Divorce Mediation or Collaborative Law Divorce

    Divorce Mediation or Collaborative Law Divorce
      Divorce is costly, whether a couple has a lot of money to work with or not. Court and attorney fees can add up quickly as legal proceedings drag on. Mediation is a cost-effective alternative to traditional divorce that can save a…
Rank this Week: 1881

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

Covers family law in South Carolina.

http://www.scfamilylaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 19

    April 2016 – Helpful Family Law Insight

    April 2016 – Helpful Family Law Insight
    Our April 2016 newsletter, Helpful Family Law Insights, was published today. This month’s featured article was When Doctors Divorce – Issues to Watch. Read that and the other articles in this edition by clicking the…
  • Mar 31

    The New Frontier of Electronically Stored Information (Seminar)

    The New Frontier of Electronically Stored Information (Seminar)
    On Friday, April 15, 2016, the South Carolina Bar CLE Division, in association with the South Carolina Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, are co-sponsoring a CLE seminar entitled: “The New Frontier of…
  • Mar 17

    March 2016 – Helpful Family Law Insight

    March 2016 – Helpful Family Law Insight
    Our March 2016 newsletter, Helpful Family Law Insights, was published today. This month’s featured article was Tips for Parents Relocating With Children After Divorce in South Carolina. Read that and the other articles in this…
Rank this Week: 1589

Divorce Lawyer North Andover

Divorce Lawyer North Andover

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

http://northandovermafamilylawattorney.com/
  • Apr 15

    5 Common Mistakes to Avoid when Divorcing

    5 Common Mistakes to Avoid when Divorcing
    Divorce Lawyer North Andover Concealing or overlooking an asset: In Massachusetts all property, no matter how or when acquired, is considered marital property.  How it is divided is another subject entirely. That said, even if it is…
  • Mar 16

    Patricia S. Fernandez & Associates welcomes clients, colleagues and friends to new office in North Andover

    Patricia S. Fernandez & Associates welcomes clients, colleagues and friends to new office in North Andover
    Divorce Lawyer North Andover Patricia S. Fernandez & Associates hosted an open house for more than 50 clients, colleagues and friends at its High Street location in North Andover’s Historic Mill Buildings to celebrate 30 years in…
  • Feb 1

    Resolutions to Try to Keep as a Newly Divorced Parent

    Resolutions to Try to Keep as a Newly Divorced Parent
    Divorce Lawyer North Andover   You are a newly divorced parent and managed to survive the holidays.  Now it is one month into the New Year and it seems like there are a whole new set of obstacles ahead. The magic of the…
Rank this Week: 3252

Florida Divorce & Family Law…

Florida Divorce & Family Law Blog

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

http://bauerfamilylaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    Governer Scott Vetoes Alimony and Child Timesharing Bill

    Governer Scott Vetoes Alimony and Child Timesharing Bill
    Its been a while that I had reason to blog here and it seems that the latest reason is the same as the last reason. In the State of Florida there has been many attempts over the past few years to change and reform alimony. The latest…
  • Apr 21

    Long Term Marriage and Alimony Reform

    Long Term Marriage and Alimony Reform
    If you are paying alimony, about to be paying alimony, or receiving alimony, I am sure that you have read all the latest on alimony reform in Florida. Everyone is talking about these wonderful calculations that will help put surety into the…
  • Jan 7

    Same Sex Marriage In Florida!!!

    Same Sex Marriage In Florida!!!
    Florida on Monday became the thirty-sixth state to allow same-sex marriages, as a state court judge in Miami ordered a Dade County clerk to start issuing licenses to same-sex couples. This is something that Floridians have been waiting a…
Rank this Week: 382

Divorce and Family Law in Tarrant…

Divorce and Family Law in Tarrant County, Texas

Discusses family law and divorce issues. By Dick Price.

http://dick-price.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    Should We Fight or Should We Talk?

    Should We Fight or Should We Talk?
    For many people, the title states the choices they see when they approach a divorce (or a divorce approaches them!).You might as well recognize that talking is the better option.  Here's why. No matter how angry someone is at the…
  • Apr 1

    Starting with Forgivene

    Starting with Forgivene
    We all have many conflicts in our lives.  Some marriages are destroyed by serious conflicts that aren't resolved. Friendships end and family relationships are damaged because of resentments and hurt feelings.  Relationships in…
  • Mar 15

    What are Your Divorce Options?

    What are Your Divorce Options?
    If you are looking to get a divorce, there are many decisions to be made.  Among them are the type of process you will use.  Yes, there's more than one way to get a divorce. 1st Decision:  Lawyer or No Lawyer? Hopefully, you…
Rank this Week: 1044

The Law Office of Christine M…

The Law Office of Christine M Bechtold, LLC

Covers Georgia family law.

http://bechtold-law.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 13

    Thomas Jefferson Birthday

    Thomas Jefferson Birthday
    Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743."Thomas Jefferson, a spokesman for democracy, was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and the third President of the United States…
  • Mar 24

    Easter (Good Friday) Court Closings 2016

    Easter (Good Friday) Court Closings 2016
    "The Newton County Judicial Center and the Walton County Government Building will be closed on Friday, March 25, 2016, in observance of Good Friday." http://www.alcovycircuit.com/news/203-holiday-schedule.html.The Gwinnett County Courts are,…
  • Jan 19

    Divorce & Taxes: Filing Statu

    Divorce & Taxes: Filing Statu
    What is my tax filing status while my divorce is pending?"Married persons. You are married for the whole year if you are separated but you have not obtained a final decree of divorce or separate maintenance by the last day of your tax…
Rank this Week: 2650

Utah Divorce Hotline Blog

Utah Divorce Hotline Blog

By Chris Salcido.

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

    Dividing a Defined Contribution 401(k) Retirement Plan

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

    The Good Divorce – Making Divorce As Painless as Possible

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

    The Good Divorce – Making Divorce As Painless as Possible

    The Good Divorce – Making Divorce As Painless as Possible
    Trend Toward a “Good Divorce” Recently some high profile celebrity divorces have raised some attention to what has been called the “good divorce,” that is, a divorce where the former spouses stay friends, continue to…
Rank this Week: 1799

Iowa Family Law Blog

Iowa Family Law Blog

By Dickinson Mackaman Tyler & Hagen, PC.

http://www.dickinsonlaw.com/blog-search-page/?cat=22
  • Apr 13

    A lesson in the rules of civil procedure when a spouse does not want a divorce

    A lesson in the rules of civil procedure when a spouse does not want a divorce
    What happens when one spouse wants the divorce while the other spouse does not? Can the hesitant spouse keep the divorce from happening simply by ignoring pleadings and letters from the first spouse’s attorney?
  • Mar 28

    Disestablishing paternity under Iowa’s child support law

    Disestablishing paternity under Iowa’s child support law
    Iowa has a law that says a man who is married to a woman is automatically presumed to be the putative father of a child born during that marriage.
  • Feb 3

    An examination of alimony guidelines by the Iowa Supreme Court

    An examination of alimony guidelines by the Iowa Supreme Court
    The Iowa Supreme Court noted that “even if spousal support guidelines may provide a useful reality check in some cases, because they are not Iowa law, they can serve neither as the starting point for a trial court nor as the decisive…
Rank this Week: 3313

The Helpful Lawyer

The Helpful Lawyer

A Texas sole practioner's blog on issues that face my clients.

http://www.jackrobinson.com/blog/
  • Apr 13

    A Power of Attorney can be misused to financially exploit an elderly person

    A Power of Attorney can be misused to financially exploit an elderly person
    A Power of Attorney can be misused to financially exploit an elderly person A Power of Attorney can be misused to financially exploit an elderly person In this last part of a 4 part blog, we focus on the serious harm caused when people misuse…
  • Apr 11

    Wrongful use of a Power of Attorney is financial abuse the elderly

    Wrongful use of a Power of Attorney is financial abuse the elderly
    Wrongful use of a Power of Attorney is financial abuse the elderly Wrongful use of a Power of Attorney is financial abuse the elderly In this 3rd part of a 4 part blog, we focus on the serious harm caused when people misuse the powers granted…
  • Apr 6

    Stop financial abuse of the elderly through Power of Attorney misuse

    Stop financial abuse of the elderly through Power of Attorney misuse
    Stop financial abuse of the elderly through Power of Attorney misuse Stop financial abuse of the elderly through Power of Attorney misuse In this 2nd part of a 4 part blog, we focus on the serious harm caused when people misuse the powers…
Rank this Week: 1826

Texas Family Lawyers

Texas Family Lawyers

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

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

    The Importance of a Correct Citation

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

    No Attorney’s Fees for Enforcement of Spousal Maintenance

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

    No Attorney’s Fees for Enforcement of Spousal Maintenance

    No Attorney’s Fees for Enforcement of Spousal Maintenance
    Not one I would have guessed, but thanks to John Kappel’s attention to detail and thorough research, it turns out Texas law does not allow for a party to get attorney’s fees in a successful enforcement action on spousal…
Rank this Week: 2711

Dallas Divorce Law Blog

Dallas Divorce Law Blog

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

http://www.dallastxdivorce.com/
  • Apr 12

    How to act in Texas family court

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

    Email and tech dangers in Texas family court

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

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

    Does your Texas county have Standing orders in divorce and family law cases?
    Most petitions for divorce or seeking relief in a suit affecting the parent child relationship in Texas include a request for a two-week temporary restraining order. This is intended to maintain the status quo and prevent one spouse from…
Rank this Week: 4387

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Covers Virginia traffic and criminal law.

http://www.peterlouielaw.com/law-blog/
  • Apr 11

    Last Week’s High Speed Cases (95 mph and 101 mph)

    Last Week’s High Speed Cases (95 mph and 101 mph)
    Last week we had two high speed cases involving alleged speeds of 95 mph and 101 mph where our clients avoided criminal records for reckless driving.  Note: the best way to avoid a reckless driving by speed conviction is to…
  • Mar 24

    Northampton Reckless Driving Convictions Avoided (89/55 and 80/45)

    Northampton Reckless Driving Convictions Avoided (89/55 and 80/45)
    It is often advisable to appeal a reckless driving conviction. In Virginia, you have ten days to appeal a conviction in the General District Court to have a new trial in the Circuit Court.  We explain your right to appeal here.…
  • Mar 10

    6 Misdemeanors Avoided (Half Dismissed) in Norfolk GDC in 3 days (March 7-9, 2016)

    6 Misdemeanors Avoided (Half Dismissed) in Norfolk GDC in 3 days (March 7-9, 2016)
    In the three days from March 7-9, 2016, while visiting other cities like Northampton, Virginia Beach, and Accomack, we managed to appear in Norfolk General District Court for six different clients charged with misdemeanor charges.…
Rank this Week: 2302

Dallas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Dallas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Texas family law issues. By Guest & Gray.

http://www.dallasdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 10

    Child Support Liens and a Third Party

    Child Support Liens and a Third Party
    Do you pay child support? Are you in arrears on your child support payments? If you answered yes to both of these questions, a child support lien may attach to you real or personal property after it has been perfected, even if you are not in…
  • Apr 4

    Discovery Issues in Divorce Case

    Discovery Issues in Divorce Case
    Family Law Discovery Issues: If there is one aspect of practicing law that a consensus of attorneys will agree is a mental beat-down, it would be the discovery process. Since discovery is a necessary evil, it is a tool that attorneys must…
  • Mar 12

    A Father’s Right in Texa

    A Father’s Right in Texa
    The Texas Family Code has a lot to say on what it means to be a father, what rights fathers have in regards to their children, and what obligations come along for the ride. So first off, who is considered to be the father? It is “a man…
Rank this Week: 2715

Maryland Family Law

Maryland Family Law

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

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

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

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

    How do you get through a divorce?

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

    What are your priorities in divorce?

    What are your priorities in divorce?
    Negotiating a divorce and dividing assets gives the spouses a lot of freedom in fashioning an agreement that works for both of them. For example, in the case of dispute of jointly owned real property, the court may only be...
Rank this Week: 324

Salcido Law Firm PLLC Blog

Salcido Law Firm PLLC Blog

Covers Utah criminal defense and divorce law.

http://www.salcidolawfirm.com/
  • Apr 8

    Possession with Intent to Distribute

    Possession with Intent to Distribute
    What is Intent to Distribute? Drug possession is a serious offense in Utah and the severity of the offense depends on a number of different factors such as where the possession took place, what type of drug was possessed, and if the drug was…
  • Jan 28

    New Rules for Motions Before A Court Commissioner

    New Rules for Motions Before A Court Commissioner
    Notice Requirements Have Changed for Commissioner Hearings The rules have changed for motion practice before court commissioners, specifically Rule 101 of the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure. One of the important changes is the previously short…
  • Dec 30

    What is a Criminal Pretrial Protective Order?

    What is a Criminal Pretrial Protective Order?
    Criminal Pretrial Protective Order and Domestic Violence You may have heard of a civil protective order, which permits an individual who has been the victim of violence or threats of violence by a cohabitant to restrain the aggressor from…
Rank this Week: 1800

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

By Alan Robert Burton.

http://www.bocaratondivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 8

    Disagreement Can Significantly Delay Divorce

    Disagreement Can Significantly Delay Divorce
    It is understandable that some spouses who are divorcing are not necessarily in the mindset to cooperate with one another. After all, fighting and disagreements have likely played a role in the decision to end their marriage. However, refusal…
  • Apr 1

    Do I Have to Pay for My Spouse’s Debts?

    Do I Have to Pay for My Spouse’s Debts?
    When two people get married, it often makes sense to combine finances. Spouses open joint bank accounts and combine their incomes to help each other pay off debts–both pre-existing debts and new ones acquired during the marriage. In…
  • Mar 25

    Should I Try to Get Sole Custody of My Children?

    Should I Try to Get Sole Custody of My Children?
    A major issue between parents who split up is who will get custody of their child. In many cases, if you do not particularly like the other parent or believe he or she may be irresponsible in some way, you may want to obtain sole custody…
Rank this Week: 4407

Divorce Online Blog

Divorce Online Blog

News about divorce and family law.

http://www.divorce-online.co.uk/blog/
  • Apr 7

    Getting a divorce with children

    Getting a divorce with children
    http://www.divorce-online.co.uk/blog/getting-a-divorce-with-children/How to get a divorce if you have children One of the things all parents worry about when considering divorce is what will happen to the children, where will they live, will…
  • Feb 9

    Who pays divorce fees?

    Who pays divorce fees?
    http://www.divorce-online.co.uk/blog/who-pays-divorce-fees/Who pays divorce fees is a question we are often asked. There appears to be a myth that the other side (known as the respondent) always pays the fees for a divorce. When in reality…
  • Nov 9

    Respondent in divorce proceeding

    Respondent in divorce proceeding
    http://www.divorce-online.co.uk/blog/respondent-in-divorce-proceedings/What to do if you have been named as the respondent in divorce proceedings? The first thing to do, is not panic. You are going to be presented with legal terms and…
Rank this Week: 2463

New York Divorce Lawyer Blog

New York Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers New York divorce and family law issues. By David Centeno.

https://nyuncontesteddivorceattorney.com/blog/
  • Apr 6

    Are We New York Divorce “Specialists?”

    Are We New York Divorce “Specialists?”
    A common question that potential clients have for the firm is “do you specialize in divorce?” While my firm primarily handles divorce, unfortunately I cannot state that we are New York divorce specialists. New York attorneys…
  • Jan 31

    NY Same Sex Marriage – A Divorce Booby Trap for Out-of-State Resident

    NY Same Sex Marriage – A Divorce Booby Trap for Out-of-State Resident
    I get calls on a daily basis from people across the United States who all made the same mistake.  They came from their home states to New York to marry their same sex partner, but now when their marriage is not working out they’re…
  • Sep 5

    Attorney David Centeno Selected to be Huffington Post Contributor

    Attorney David Centeno Selected to be Huffington Post Contributor
    I am proud to announce that I have been selected to write for the Huffington Post as an expert on New York divorce and family law issues.  It is a true honor to have been selected, as I have always admired HuffPost. You can find my first…
Rank this Week: 1621

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Apr 5

    How Can I Terminate Parental Rights?

    How Can I Terminate Parental Rights?
    I have discussed it before, but it’s worth repeating: Family Law has a strange mythology. One of those myths is the myth of terminating your parental rights (or “signing your rights away”). I don’t know where it comes…
  • Mar 15

    Do I Have to Take the Standard Field Sobriety Tests?

    Do I Have to Take the Standard Field Sobriety Tests?
    One of the most common questions I get is whether one should take the Standard Field Sobriety Tests given by police officers. The answer is no. We can all agree, I think, that drunk driving is bad. Buzzed driving is bad. What we don’t…
  • Mar 9

    SCOTUS: Have Same-Sex Adoption, Can Travel

    SCOTUS: Have Same-Sex Adoption, Can Travel
    As I have discussed before, same-sex relationships, particularly same-sex marriage and same-sex adoption, pose many, many questions to a family lawyer, for which there (usually) is no answer. I tend to overstate things as a rule, but I…
Rank this Week: 1385

Just Families

Just Families

Covers children's and family law. By New York Law School’s Diane Abbey Law Center for Children and Families.

http://www.justfamilies.org/
  • Mar 31

    The Every Student Succeeds Act

    The Every Student Succeeds Act
    By: Jarienn James On December 10, 2015, a bipartisan bill revising the National Education Law was signed into law by President Obama. Using twelve pens, President Obama repealed the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act with the Every Student…
  • Feb 26

    Molloy v. Molloy: What is “Good Cause” for an Extension of an Order of Protection

    Molloy v. Molloy: What is “Good Cause” for an Extension of an Order of Protection
      By: Mallory McGee Earlier this year, the Second Department of the Appellate Division of New York, issued an opinion on the issue of extension of orders of protection for “good cause.” In Molloy v. Molloy, the…
  • Jan 13

    Remembering Judith Kaye: A Pioneer for Women in the Legal Profession and Advocate for Children and Familie

    Remembering Judith Kaye: A Pioneer for Women in the Legal Profession and Advocate for Children and Familie
      By: Mallory McGee On Wednesday, January 6, 2016, former New York Court of Appeals Chief Judge Judith Kaye passed away at the age of 77 years old, leaving behind a legacy as an advocate for social justice who paved the way for…
Rank this Week: 1633

California Divorce Blawg

California Divorce Blawg

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

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

    Prolonging Divorce Hurts Kid

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

    AAML Mid-year Meeting Report

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

    A Website That Helps With Child Support Payments and Record

    A Website That Helps With Child Support Payments and Record
      Supportpay.com is a pretty nifty web portal that assists parents with their child support obligations. As the folks at Supportpay.com explain it, child support is not just a single monthly payment but also a broad collection of shared…
Rank this Week: 2240

Ocala Divorce Lawyer Blog

Ocala Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida family law and divorce issues. By Anne E. Raduns.

http://www.ocalafamilylaw.com/Ocala-Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Mar 28

    Advantages of Prenuptial Agreement

    Advantages of Prenuptial Agreement
    When a couple exchanges their vows and get married, they hope the union will last for eternity. However, roughly half of all marriages in the United States end in divorce. Due to the staggering figure, it’s wise to obtain…
  • Mar 22

    Best Interests of the Child Factors in Florida

    Best Interests of the Child Factors in Florida
    When divorcing parents enter court to determine child custody arrangements, judges in Florida will examine the best interests of the child in order to come to a decision. While the state law recognizes that children tend to benefit from…
  • Feb 23

    What Are the Different Types of Alimony?

    What Are the Different Types of Alimony?
    In Florida, alimony is paid by one spouse or another, to ensure that receiving spouse is not left disadvantaged following a divorce. Generally, the courts will ask that the spouse with the higher income provide alimony to the…
Rank this Week: 4784

Family Law Matters Blog

Family Law Matters Blog

Covers New York family law. By Deborah Hope Wayne.

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

    Postnup Blues: Make Sure Your Postnuptial Agreement Is Enforceable

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

    Buyer Beware: Discount Legal Service Provider

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

    Social Media & Divorce

    Social Media & Divorce
    Social media serves as an open journal or scrapbook for many people. It allows distant friends to reconnect, family members to keep in touch, and people to share accomplishments. However, social media has also become an easy way for people to…
Rank this Week: 2355

Uncontested Divorce in Illinois

Uncontested Divorce in Illinois

By David Wolkowitz.

http://uncontesteddivorceinillinois.com/
  • Mar 26

    Uncontested vs Contested Divorce in Illinoi

    Uncontested vs Contested Divorce in Illinoi
    What’s the difference between an uncontested divorce and a contested divorce? The short answer is a lot of time and a lot of money. In this article I discuss the differences in more detail. So if you want a fast and affordable…
  • Feb 24

    FAQ: Illinois divorce waiting period (hint: new divorce law)

    FAQ: Illinois divorce waiting period (hint: new divorce law)
    Uncontested divorce in Illinois is can be quick, and affordable. And thanks to the new divorce laws in Illinois, in many cases it has just gotten faster. The dreaded 2-year waiting period is no more! There is still a lot of confusion about…
  • Feb 19

    FAQ: Mediation vs. Uncontested Divorce

    FAQ: Mediation vs. Uncontested Divorce
    As an uncontested divorce lawyer offering fast and affordable uncontested divorce, I normally get calls from people who have agreed to divorce and want to get things done quickly. But sometimes I get calls for divorce mediation. I’d say…
Rank this Week: 2429

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber,…

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber, PLLC

Covers bankruptcy, family law, foreclosure, and real estate law in New York.

http://vaughnweberlaw.com
  • Mar 21

    MTA accidents result in Personal Injurie

    MTA accidents result in Personal Injurie
    (Image from ABC7NY.com) MTA Accident Injures Several People It seems like everyday we see terrible MTA bus accidents that involve serious life changing injuries. At least ten people were injured in New York City when an MTA bus smashed into…
  • Mar 13

    Long Island DWI Crash

    Long Island DWI Crash
    (Image Courtesy of Newsday) Long Island DWI Crash A motor vehicle accident in Kings Park seriously injured a passenger and resulted in a DWI charge for the driver.  The passenger was taken to the hospital by helicopter.  The…
  • Mar 12

    Wrongful Eviction Action

    Wrongful Eviction Action
    A wrongful eviction is defined by Black’s Law Dictionary as “a lawsuit brought by a former tenant or possessor of real property against one who has put the plaintiff out of possession, alleging that the eviction was…
Rank this Week: 4418

Alabama Criminal and Family Lawyer…

Alabama Criminal and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers family and criminal law. By Skier & Associates.

http://www.alabamacriminalandfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 21

    Alabama Needs to Address Serious Problems Within Its Prison System

    Alabama Needs to Address Serious Problems Within Its Prison System
    The State of Alabama incarcerates nearly 26,000 inmates in a system designed to hold 13,000. The system is staffed at a 60.4% level.[1] This combination is a recipe for disaster and will ulitmately have an adverse affect on the community at…
  • Mar 7

    The Apple case, Privacy in Our Devices, and Law Enforcement

    The Apple case, Privacy in Our Devices, and Law Enforcement
    Everyone seems to be talking about Apple and their refusal to comply with a court’s order that they “unlock” a phone that might contain evidence related to a violent attack in California. The case brings up serious Fourth…
  • Feb 18

    Andrew Skier again quoted in Montgomery Advertiser

    Andrew Skier again quoted in Montgomery Advertiser
    We are proud of the work we do on behalf of clients and love when the local media recognizes these efforts.
Rank this Week: 1370

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/
  • Mar 20

    The court didn't give me custody of my children. Am I a bad parent?

    The court didn't give me custody of my children. Am I a bad parent?
    In most custody cases, both parents are good parents who can take care of the children. A judge has to decide custody between two good choices. In most Massachusetts custody battles, custody is not decided on the basis that one parent is…
  • Jan 19

    A search of a computer for “communications” includes photographs.

    A search of a computer for “communications” includes photographs.
    In a recent case in Massachusetts a court ruled that a search warrant issued for a computer (in this case an iPhone) properly included a search for photographs. The search in this case arose out of a shooting on a city street between two…
  • Nov 15

    How to sue someone in the digital age when you don't know where they live.

    How to sue someone in the digital age when you don't know where they live.
    In every lawsuit the Plaintiff has the obligation to notify all defendants that they are being sued. When a lawsuit is filed the court issues a summons which must be served (usually with a complaint) on every defendant. Massachusetts and…
Rank this Week: 3499

Williams Law Group Blog

Williams Law Group Blog

Covers New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency issues.

http://newjerseydyfsdefense.com/blog
  • Mar 16

    Williams v. the Rubber Stamp

    Williams v. the Rubber Stamp
    Allison C. Williams had only been practicing family law for two years when she came to the swift and startling realization that she would be fighting an uphill battle for the rest of her life. As the youngest associate at the small family law…
  • Jan 13

    Most Read Posts on Our Blog in 2015

    Most Read Posts on Our Blog in 2015
    I hope 2016 is off to a great start for everyone. Here is a round-up of the most read posts on our blog in 2015. Thanks for reading, sharing and supporting us. I hope these articles helped you get to know more about your parental rights, DYFS…
  • Sep 7

    Defining Success on Your Own Terms and Working Towards It

    Defining Success on Your Own Terms and Working Towards It
    In this chapter, we touched on common practices that parents and therapists can use to reverse or at least stop the damage caused by parental alienation. We also explored some common obstacles that confront families going through this…
Rank this Week: 1465

Fathers' Rights

Fathers' Rights

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

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

    Father awarded $230,000 in divorce case

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

    Regina Edwards selected again to…

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

    Regina Edwards selected again to…

    Regina Edwards selected again to SuperLawyers Rising Stars for 2015.Edwards & Associates is pleased to announce that managing partner Regina I. Edwards has again been elected to the 2015 Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Stars list in the area…
Rank this Week: 3819

Ontario Family Law Blog

Ontario Family Law Blog

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

http://www.ontariofamilylawblog.com
  • Mar 8

    You Child’s Voice In Your Separation and Divorce

    You Child’s Voice In Your Separation and Divorce
    Do you want your child to be heard in your separation/divorce? Are you in mediation and want your child to have a say in the parenting plan? Are you in the midst of court proceedings and were turned down by the Office of the Children’s…
  • Mar 3

    Equalization and Date of Marriage Deductions.

    Equalization and Date of Marriage Deductions.
    Are you curious what will happen to your wealth when your marriage comes to an end? In Ontario, you must share the equity that you and your spouse collected during your marriage upon separation. Simply put, each of you adds up the total value…
  • Feb 9

    Representing Yourself in Separation/Divorce: Is There Anyone to Help?

    Representing Yourself in Separation/Divorce: Is There Anyone to Help?
    Do you want to represent yourself in your separation/divorce? Makes sense. You can save a lot of money. But you aren’t a lawyer. It can be a bit scary. We can support you in a variety of ways. We can draft documents for you but you go…
Rank this Week: 3268

One (Divorce) Lawyer's Perspective

One (Divorce) Lawyer's Perspective

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

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

    SCOTUS Weighs in on a Custody case

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

    Abby has a point…

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

    Wait! What do you mean they are still married?

    Wait! What do you mean they are still married?
    It was recently reported on the People.com website that Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom are still married despite having signed “divorce papers” in July 2015 and having filed for divorce in 2013. What may be crossing your mind is…
Rank this Week: 3898

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

Covers California divorce and child custody law. By Beck Law.

http://www.santarosafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 2

    Step Parent Rights – An Overview – Santa Rosa Law Blog

    Step Parent Rights – An Overview – Santa Rosa Law Blog
    Step parent rights. Many families today are bit less traditional than they were a few decades ago. It is not uncommon for parents to remain unmarried while raising their children or for divorced individuals to remarry and blend two families.…
  • Dec 14

    Where Should I File For Divorce?

    Where Should I File For Divorce?
    Where should I file for divorce? When contemplating a divorce, there are many things to consider, both practical and emotional. Taking on the financial and logistical aspects of a divorce alone can be an enormous burden. Issues such as child…
  • May 1

    WHAT IS SUPERVISED VISITATION?

    WHAT IS SUPERVISED VISITATION?
    Santa Rosa supervised visitation attorney blog. According to California law, parents should have frequent and continuous contact with their minor children during the separation process and after their divorce is finalized. However, the law…
Rank this Week: 3055

Divorce Strategy and Advice Blog

Divorce Strategy and Advice Blog

Helps women navigate the intricacies of divorce and save money along the way. By Helene Taylor.

http://heleneltaylor.com/blog/
  • Mar 1

    Real California Divorce Papers – FREE

    Real California Divorce Papers – FREE
    Read California divorce papers written by trial lawyers paid up to $700 hourly to prepare in Legal Separation and Dissolution of Marriage cases filed in the Superior Court of California in Marin, Napa, Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Contra…
  • Feb 22

    How to make your best choices in divorce – Free download

    How to make your best choices in divorce – Free download
    Register now Free to Download this poster The post How to make your best choices in divorce – Free download appeared first on Helene L Taylor.
  • Feb 13

    Is the house community property in California? – Worksheet –

    Is the house community property in California? – Worksheet –
    The post Is the house community property in California? – Worksheet – appeared first on Helene L Taylor.
Rank this Week: 449

The Woodlands Divorce Attorney,…

The Woodlands Divorce Attorney, Conroe Divorce Attorney

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

http://thewoodlandsdivorce.com
  • Mar 1

    Don’t Lose Control of Your Business During Divorce

    Don’t Lose Control of Your Business During Divorce
    Getting a divorce in The Woodlands is already stressful enough for most people. When you add in a closely held business owned with other partners or a business operated entirely by a husband or wife it can get even more Read More
  • Jul 6

    Are You Common Law Married in Texas?

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

    The IRS Recapture Tax

    The IRS Recapture Tax
    Spousal maintenance is a part of many Woodlands Divorce cases. It is also usually rather short in length because its purpose is primarily to help one spouse re-establish their financial independence after the divorce. If you are considering…
Rank this Week: 3934

Givens Law Group Family Law Blog

Givens Law Group Family Law Blog

Covers all aspects of Family Law in Florida.

http://www.familylawfirmflorida.com/Blog_System/Recent_Blog_Posts/RSS.xml
  • Mar 1

    3 Surprising Benefits of Family Meal

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

    Stann Givens Rated Av® Preeminent™ for 20 Year

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

    Family Time Tip: The Tampa Riverwalk

    Family Time Tip: The Tampa Riverwalk
    A big part of a divorce is determining parenting time. When one parent has limited amounts of time with the children, it is extremely important to find things to do so you can bond and build a strong relationship. For many families in…
Rank this Week: 4728

Riverside County Family Law Blog

Riverside County Family Law Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The Art of the Objection In California Family Law Litigation

    The Art of the Objection In California Family Law Litigation
    The Art of the Family Law and Divorce Objections: Evidence and Procedure in California Family Law Proceedings and RFO Requests By: Michael C. Peterson, CFLS Introduction: Whether you are an attorney, or "in pro per", the rules of…
Rank this Week: 4761

The History of Custody Law

The History of Custody Law

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

http://tomjameslaw.com/blog/category/history-of-custody-law-2/
  • Feb 26

    How Sole Maternal Custody Laws Hurt Mother

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

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

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

    Should Custody Law Be Abolished?

    Should Custody Law Be Abolished?
    In a previous blog post1 I explained why custody designations still matter, in terms of their impact on legal rights. The bigger question behind that one is: Should custody labels still matter? To put it another way: Has the time come to…
Rank this Week: 1563

Massachusetts Divorce Blog

Massachusetts Divorce Blog

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

http://www.massachusetts-divorce.com/blog/
  • Feb 26

    Proposed Bill to Allow Pre 2012 Alimony Orders to Terminate at Retirement

    Proposed Bill to Allow Pre 2012 Alimony Orders to Terminate at Retirement
    Massachusetts Representative John Fernandes recently (February 19, 2016) filed House Bill HD4546 which if enacted would now allow alimony orders which were entered into prior to 2012 to terminate upon the Federal Age of…
  • Dec 17

    Thinking outside the box about mediation

    Thinking outside the box about mediation
    Clients and family law attorneys are by now very familiar with using mediation as a technique to settle divorce cases. What is less well understood is that there are a myriad of ways to use mediators to make litigation of divorce cases more…
  • Dec 17

    Thinking outside the box about mediation

    Thinking outside the box about mediation
    Clients and family law attorneys are by now very familiar with using mediation as a technique to settle divorce cases. What is less well understood is that there are a myriad of ways to use mediators to make litigation of divorce cases more…
Rank this Week: 3592

Gardner Croft Solicitors Blog

Gardner Croft Solicitors Blog

Covers specialist legal services, personal injury claims, land registry, wealth protection, litigation and dispute resolution, and family law.

http://gardnercroft.co.uk/category/blog/
  • Feb 25

    They did it! Atlantic Challenge Complete

    They did it! Atlantic Challenge Complete
    On the 10th February after 51 days, 16 hours, 6 minutes, 51 seconds experiencing everything that Mother Nature can throw at you, and inner conflict of which many of us would never experience, the Atlantic Lions have completed their 3000 mile…
  • Feb 15

    The so-called quick divorce

    The so-called quick divorce
    Media reports abound with news of divorcing celebrity couples obtaining a ‘quickie divorce’. The separation of David Walliams and his wife, Lara Stone, the parting of Nigella Lawson from Charles Saatchi and the split of Gary…
  • Feb 3

    Atlantic Lions update

    Atlantic Lions update
    Atlantic Lions Update. The Lions are now in their 46th day at sea and are less than 350 miles from the finish line in Antigua. During the race they have…had electrical problems which caused difficulties in making water and…
Rank this Week: 1854

New Jersey Divorce Law Blog

New Jersey Divorce Law Blog

Covers recent New Jersey family law cases on adoption, civil unions, divorce and equitable distribution. By Diamond & Diamond, P.A.

http://www.njdivorcelawyerblog.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 929

Texas Family Law Blog

Texas Family Law Blog

An exploration of family law In Texas. By Sean Y. Palmer.

http://texasfamilylawblog.wordpress.com
  • Feb 23

    Trial Ledger

    Trial Ledger
    “When a case involves documents, it is critical to begin organizing the documents immediately upon receipt.  It is more efficient to touch the documents only once.  As a practical matter, this means that all discovery items…
  • May 13

    Texas Frozen Embryo Case of Roman v. Roman Finally Over

    Texas Frozen Embryo Case of Roman v. Roman Finally Over
    On thing can be said for Augusta Roman, she certainly fought her legal case until the bitter end.   In a Harris County, Texas divorce, she wanted to be awarded frozen embryos she had created with her husband when they were still…
  • May 13

    Texas Frozen Embryo Case of Roman v. Roman Finally Over

    Texas Frozen Embryo Case of Roman v. Roman Finally Over
    On thing can be said for Augusta Roman, she certainly fought her legal case until the bitter end.   In a Harris County, Texas divorce, she wanted to be awarded frozen embryos she had created with her husband when they…
Rank this Week: 512