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Texas Family Law Blog

Texas Family Law Blog

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

http://texfamlaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 18

    Premarital Education Course

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

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

    How Should a Texas Employer Handle a Wage Withholding Order/Notice?
    You’ve just received a document entitled “Order/Notice to Withhold Income for Child Support,” or some similar title, related to one of your employees.  Now what? First, do not ignore this document! A Texas employer who…
  • Apr 28

    Identify Theft Meets eFiling: Protecting Sensitive Data in Pleading

    Identify Theft Meets eFiling: Protecting Sensitive Data in Pleading
    What’s a lawyer to do?Texas statutes require that all pleading include certain identifying information for named parties: full legal names, portions of social security numbers, and portions of drivers’ license numbers, while…
Rank this Week: 4344

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • May 18

    What is an Arkansas Probate?

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

    Putting a face to the “plain language” debate

    Putting a face to the “plain language” debate
    Lawyers should be servants. This is never easy. In fact, it’s usually pretty hard. The billed hour and the adversarial system and the looming cloud of malpractice does not naturally encourage us to be “others-centered.” We…
  • Feb 13

    Covenant Marriage Interview on KARK 4

    Covenant Marriage Interview on KARK 4
    Here’s the actual news story, which I talked about here:   And here is some additional interview footage. Some is awkward, some is good, I think. The post Covenant Marriage Interview on KARK 4 appeared first on Wilson &…
Rank this Week: 1479

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Covers estate planning, HOA & condo associations and family law in North Carolina.

http://www.lawfirmrbs.com/blog/
  • May 18

    Choosing an Attorney in North Carolina-Six Must Ask Question

    Choosing an Attorney in North Carolina-Six Must Ask Question
    First, I am a North Carolina trial attorney, a litigator, a problem and dispute solver. My job is to resolve disputes (by trial or otherwise) as quickly, efficiently and in the most advantageous fashion for my client. So, if I win at trial a…
  • May 14

    NC Community Association Legislative Roundup – May 14, 2015

    NC Community Association Legislative Roundup – May 14, 2015
    Thursday, April 30, 2015 was the all-important “crossover deadline” in the North Carolina General Assembly. Without getting too much into the weeds, bills that are “non-budget” must generally have passed one…
  • May 6

    Pool Rules – A Confusing World

    Pool Rules – A Confusing World
    With warmer weather, we’re getting our usual barrage of pool questions.  Many deal with appropriate pool rules and pool signs.  Without question, pool issues are one of the more confusing areas of our practice in that there…
Rank this Week: 1467

Llabona Law Blog

Llabona Law Blog

Covers Florida family law issues.

http://www.llabona.com/blog/
  • May 17

    Unavoidable Run-ins with the Ex

    Unavoidable Run-ins with the Ex
    Have you have been through a high conflict divorce? If so, it’s likely you feel that your ex-spouse is unbearable. You probably can’t stand to be anywhere near him or her. This is normal, and to be expected. But when it comes to…
  • May 10

    Family Life After Divorce

    Family Life After Divorce
    Huffington Post’s “Blended Family Friday” series can bring hope to those who have just gone through divorce. Each week, the site features a different family’s story and explains how they have worked to blend their two…
  • May 3

    Shared Parenting Makes Sense

    Shared Parenting Makes Sense
    Being a single parent is stressful. Not only is it hard, but according to statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the U.S. Census Bureau, children raised by a single parent are more likely to…
Rank this Week: 3462

Minnesota Divorce and Family Law…

Minnesota Divorce and Family Law Blog

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

http://divorcelawyermn.com/minnesota-divorce-blog/
  • May 17

    New Best Interest Factors Signed Into Law

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

    Should Minnesota Change How Child Support is Calculated?

    Should Minnesota Change How Child Support is Calculated?
    There is change in the air, as it pertains to calculating child support in Minnesota. Currently, child support is calculated based upon the combined income of two parents, and a computation of fixed child support based upon each…
  • Jan 14

    Irretrievable Breakdown of the Marriage

    Irretrievable Breakdown of the Marriage
    When petitioning for a divorce in Minnesota, the requesting party must assert under oath that there has been an “irretrievable breakdown of the marriage.”  That is to say, the marriage cannot be saved. There is no need for…
Rank this Week: 1304

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
  • May 15

    “Paradee” Motions – What Judges Need to Know: Seven Basic Facts & Two Sample Orders (15-09)

    “Paradee” Motions – What Judges Need to Know: Seven Basic Facts & Two Sample Orders (15-09)
    What is a “Paradee” Motion? Criminal defendants have a broad right to discovery in order to prepare and present a defense. When a defendant requests records that are subject to the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act or other…
  • Apr 29

    TOP TEN LIST – FUNNY JUDICIAL QUOTES: Judges can be funny too, sometimes (15-08)

    TOP TEN LIST – FUNNY JUDICIAL QUOTES: Judges can be funny too, sometimes (15-08)
    FUNNY JUDICIAL QUOTES: In honor of this being the 100th Judicial Training Update issued since 2010 I offer a bit of uncharacteristic judicial humor. If anyone has ever questioned whether judges too have a sense of humor, you need look…
  • Apr 12

    Criminal Motions for Judgment of Acquittal (15-07)

    Criminal Motions for Judgment of Acquittal (15-07)
    Ten Basic Facts & One Special Rule for Circumstantial Evidence Cases: The Mandatory Two-Step “Al-Naseer/Silvernail” Analysis: Motions for Judgment of Acquittal are made in almost all criminal cases. There are 10 basic facts…
Rank this Week: 1822

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Covers South Carolina divorce, custody and family law issues. By Gregory S. Forman.

http://www.gregoryforman.com
  • May 15

    Getting the family law client to behave

    Getting the family law client to behave
    A large but unsung part of a good family law attorney’s role is to get clients to behave well towards the opposing party. Not only is this role unsung, it often makes the attorney extremely unpopular with the client–especially in…
  • May 13

    Court of Appeals reverses termination of parental rights because child not eligible for adoption

    Court of Appeals reverses termination of parental rights because child not eligible for adoption
    The May 12, 2015 Court of Appeals opinion in SCDSS v. Williams reverses the family court’s decision to terminate Mother’s parental rights to her daughter because Child was not eligible for adoption and therefore the termination…
  • Apr 29

    South Carolina Supreme Court promulgates new rule for appointing mediators in family court

    South Carolina Supreme Court promulgates new rule for appointing mediators in family court
    An August 27, 2014 South Carolina Supreme Court order requires dismissal of family court actions if they are not resolved or set for trial within 365 days of filing. A March 14, 2013 Supreme Court order made most local counties subject to…
Rank this Week: 4139

East Bay Divorce Lawyer Blog

East Bay Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Kathleen K. Reeves & Associates.

http://www.eastbaydivorcelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1858

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Covers Virginia traffic and criminal law.

http://www.peterlouielaw.com/law-blog/
Rank this Week: 2416

Maryland Divorce Lawyer Blog

Maryland Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.marylanddivorcelawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2477

Iowa Family Law Blog

Iowa Family Law Blog

By Dickinson Mackaman Tyler & Hagen, PC.

http://www.dickinsonlaw.com/blog-search-page/?cat=22
Rank this Week: 3439

Freed Marcroft Blog

Freed Marcroft Blog

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

http://freedmarcroft.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 1610

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By John S. Yohanan.

http://www.bayareadivorceattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1598

My Arizona Divorce Lawyer

My Arizona Divorce Lawyer

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

http://woodnicklaw.wordpress.com/
  • May 13

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

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

    Grandparents Should Not Be Afraid of the Legal System

    Grandparents Should Not Be Afraid of the Legal System
    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately 1 in 3 grandparent-maintained households did not have a biological parent present in the household. In Arizona in 2000, households that had grandparents living with grandchildren was higher…
  • Dec 8

    Holiday Parenting Plan

    Holiday Parenting Plan
    Holidays are a stressful time of the year, especially for divorced or separated couples. The financial burden that families face is not the only obstacle for families with parenting plans or other orders in place.  Dividing holiday time…
Rank this Week: 3756

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/
  • May 12

    Presumption of MATERNITY in Texas?

    Presumption of MATERNITY in Texas?
    Did you know that the presumptions of paternity apply also to presumptions of maternity? Little known Texas Family Code section 160.106 says that the provision of Chapter 160 relating to the determination of paternity apply to a determination…
  • May 6

    What divorce custody arrangement is best for the kids?

    What divorce custody arrangement is best for the kids?
    In Texas, we have the Standard Possession Schedule, passed down to us by our Austin parenting experts, the Texas Legislature. It generally provides for the “non-primary” parent to have possession of the children alternating…
  • Apr 30

    Tribute to Judge James Martin, presiding Dallas family court judge

    Tribute to Judge James Martin, presiding Dallas family court judge
    On Sunday, April 19, 2015, the Dallas Family Courts lost one of their own. Presiding Judge James Martin lost his battle with lymphoma, leaving behind a legacy of advocacy for children. Judge Martin was elected to the Dallas Family Court bench…
Rank this Week: 4526

Updates in Michigan Family Law

Updates in Michigan Family Law

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

http://jeannehannah.typepad.com/blog_jeanne_hannah_traver/
  • May 12

    YikYak | Latest Social Media Tool Spews "Hate-Mail" & Cyberbullying

    YikYak | Latest Social Media Tool Spews "Hate-Mail" & Cyberbullying
    Cyber-bullying is out of control. The New York Times reports on Yik Yak the latest App used on college campuses to bully, harass, shame, embarrass and (yes) threaten coeds, college professors and others. Yik Yak allows users of the app to…
  • May 11

    Scotland Refuses to Allow Mother to Use Deceased Daughter's Egg

    Scotland Refuses to Allow Mother to Use Deceased Daughter's Egg
    In Scotland, Brody Family Law has posted that a mother has launched a judicial review challenge to the refusal by the Human Fertilization and Embryology Agency to permit her to have her dead daughter's frozen eggs, so that she can carry her…
  • May 6

    Monitoring Community Living for the Disabled

    Monitoring Community Living for the Disabled
    The lack of uniformity in policies regarding monitoring of licensed community living arrangements across states and the fact that many states require only minimal supervision raise concerns for parents of developmentally disable adolescents…
Rank this Week: 2544

Texas Divorce Attorney Blog

Texas Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By McClure Law Group.

http://www.texasdivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • May 11

    Twins With Two Different Dads, Not Impossible

    Twins With Two Different Dads, Not Impossible
    It’s called superfecundation– while fertile, if a woman sleeps with two men during the same fertility cycle, she can conceive twins from two separate fathers. This is not very common, but it is not impossible. 1 out of every…
  • May 3

    RECENT TEXAS CASES INVOLVING THE RECOGNITION OF FOREIGN DIVORCE

    RECENT TEXAS CASES INVOLVING THE RECOGNITION OF FOREIGN DIVORCE
    There has been a lot of talk in this country lately about recognition of same-sex marriage and same-sex divorce, but what about recognition of foreign divorces?  In the melting pot that is the United States of America, divorce from…
  • May 1

    Special Provisions for Active Military Members under the Texas Family Code

    Special Provisions for Active Military Members under the Texas Family Code
    Are you currently serving in the military or know someone who is?  Texas is home to one of the largest populations of active military members in the nation.  As such, the Texas Family Code has specific statutes that address the…
Rank this Week: 1870

Ontario Family Law Blog

Ontario Family Law Blog

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

http://www.ontariofamilylawblog.com
  • May 11

    Separation Agreements - An Investment In Yourself

    Separation Agreements - An Investment In Yourself
    By Anna Preston It is no secret to anyone involved in the legal industry that family court is an expensive method to resolve the issues arising from separation. Frankly, it can hemorrhage a family financially.  One way to avoid huge…
  • Apr 13

    Kids and Divorce

    Kids and Divorce
    By Toni Nieuwhof You may have come to the point where you admit to yourself that your marriage is over. You haven't admitted it to anyone else because you were trying to make it work for the sake of your kids. But despite your best efforts to…
  • Mar 24

    Divorce Fear

    Divorce Fear
    By Thea Cameron, Lawyer Separation and Divorce: these words bring up feelings of pain, disappointment, fear, and uncertainty.   Are you worried about the way this will impact your children, and what the financial…
Rank this Week: 3392

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

By Alan Robert Burton.

http://www.bocaratondivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • May 11

    Appeals Court: Same-sex Couples may Divorce in Florida

    Appeals Court: Same-sex Couples may Divorce in Florida
    After same-sex marriage became legal in Florida on January 6, 2015, it seemed to many to be only natural that same-sex couples would also have the right to dissolve their marriages in Florida, as well. However, the ability to grant a same-sex…
  • May 4

    Divorce Papers Served to Husband on Facebook Account

    Divorce Papers Served to Husband on Facebook Account
    A woman in New York wanted to divorce her husband for years, however, she had repeated difficulty serving him with divorce papers as he had no permanent residence, no known employer, and could not be physically located. She reportedly tried…
  • Apr 21

    Child Custody Issues over Summer Vacation

    Child Custody Issues over Summer Vacation
    With the days getting warmer and longer, it means that the end of the 2014-2015 school year is approaching. Parents in Florida and across the United States are making plans for trips, choosing summer camps, and planning other activities to…
Rank this Week: 4572

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
  • 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…
  • Mar 28

    Enforcement of Payment Obligations Pursuant to Judgment of Divorce

    Enforcement of Payment Obligations Pursuant to Judgment of Divorce
    One of the issues that occurs in cases where a party is ordered to make spousal maintenance or child support after the judgment of divorce is entered, is that party may fail to make such payments. This brings up a question of what remedy…
  • Mar 1

    Enforceability of Prenuptial Agreement

    Enforceability of Prenuptial Agreement
    Prenuptial agreements can be used to resolve issues related to spousal maintenance, equitable distribution, and other issues that may come up in the event the parties decide to divorce. While I have previously written about different issues…
Rank this Week: 862

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/
  • May 10

    Ryder v. Ryder - Divorce Agreements Must be Carefully Drafted

    Ryder v. Ryder - Divorce Agreements Must be Carefully Drafted
    One fact that is difficult for many divorcing couples to grasp is that just because something is ordered in family court does not mean third parties must adhere to it. A common example is when a husband is absolved of making mortgage…
  • Apr 20

    Indiana Divorce Often Stems From Major Life Challenges, Change

    Indiana Divorce Often Stems From Major Life Challenges, Change
    While most of us get married believing the union is going to weather life's storms, the reality is those storms get the best of many of us. Some of the major life changes that often precede divorce include:IllnessJob changesHaving…
  • Apr 5

    Ball State University v. Irons - Parent Seeks Tuition Payment From Divorce Settlement

    Ball State University v. Irons - Parent Seeks Tuition Payment From Divorce Settlement
    Indiana law allows parents to seek modification of child support such that the other parent be responsible to pay a portion of the child's post-secondary education expenses, even though the child is no longer legally a minor. In the case of…
Rank this Week: 4952

New York Family Law Blog

New York Family Law Blog

Covers family law topics. Published by New York attorney, Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkfamilylawblog.com/
  • May 8

    Plaintiff Seeks a Divorce on the Grounds of Inhumane Treatment

    Plaintiff Seeks a Divorce on the Grounds of Inhumane Treatment
    A New York Family Lawyer said this action seeking a divorce on the ground of cruel and inhuman treatment, and ancillary relief, was commenced on or about June 10, 2003. By order dated December 23, 2003, both parties' applications for...
  • May 7

    Petitioner Asserts Right to Counsel via Legal Aid

    Petitioner Asserts Right to Counsel via Legal Aid
    A New York Family Lawyer said that, the basis of this application, made by the Legal Aid Society of Nassau County and the attorney in charge of the Legal Aid Society of Nassau County, is the refusal by the Judge...
  • May 6

    Petition Brings Case Requesting Relief Pursuant to Real Property Law

    Petition Brings Case Requesting Relief Pursuant to Real Property Law
    A New York Family Lawyer said that this is a hybrid proceeding and action for damages by the petitioner as general partner of a Family Limited Partnership "the petitioner" for stated relief pursuant to Real Property Tax Law Article…
Rank this Week: 934

Real Divorce Mediation Blog

Real Divorce Mediation Blog

By Whole Mediation & Consulting Services P.C.

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

    Post Divorce Mediation

    Post Divorce Mediation
    Divorce is not an end-all situation. Life brings many changes, situations often arise involving your former spouse that will need to be addressed long after the papers have been signed. With all the factors that connect a couple when they are…
  • Feb 24

    Divorce Mediation Can Help During Tax Season

    Divorce Mediation Can Help During Tax Season
    Along with the many other difficulties involved in a divorce, tax season can be an especially tricky time. Although taxes are probably the last thing on your mind when divorcing, the issues involved will have an impact on your tax return as…
Rank this Week: 1773

Trust Matters Most

Trust Matters Most

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

http://www.trustmattersmost.com/blog
  • May 6

    Bankruptcy Filings in Lancaster County

    Bankruptcy Filings in Lancaster County
    Check out this article in the Tuesday, May 5, 2015 issue of the Lancaster Newspaper, in which Matthew Samley shares his thoughts on the trends in bankruptcies and Lancaster County businesses.   Business Bankruptcies in Lancaster…
  • May 15

    Why Schedule A Consultation?

    Why Schedule A Consultation?
    Many initial calls by potential clients to attorneys’ offices result with a question “do I have a case or not”.  While it may seem like a very basic question, a majority of wisdom and advice you may receive from an…
  • May 15

    Divorce in Pennsylvania

    Divorce in Pennsylvania
    There are a myriad of considerations when it comes to the divorce process.  Depending upon the circumstances of your situation, the process can range from relatively simple and inexpensive to very complex and unfortunately, very…
Rank this Week: 1563

NJ Family Legal Blog

NJ Family Legal Blog

Covers New Jersey family law. By Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://njfamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • May 6

    G is for Gift ( including gifts from Grandparents)

    G is for Gift ( including gifts from Grandparents)
    “What happens to gifts that were received during our marriage” is a question that is often asked early on in a divorce case. The answer can be as varied as the type of gift, from whom it was received as well as to whom the gift…
  • Apr 23

    JUDGE’S ARE SUPPOSED TO DECIDE MATTERS RIPE FOR DECISION – NOT SEND IT TO MEDIATION – SHOCKING!?!

    JUDGE’S ARE SUPPOSED TO DECIDE MATTERS RIPE FOR DECISION – NOT SEND IT TO MEDIATION – SHOCKING!?!
    We have all had this happen.  Letters get written back and forth to try to settle a matter and/or you just file a motion because the issue is clear based upon the law and the facts.  Or, the parties, for whatever reason, just wont…
  • Apr 7

    F is for service- Facebook Style

    F is for service- Facebook Style
    The recent news concerning social media is all about the service of a divorce complaint via Facebook.  A New York judge recently granted permission to a woman to serve a divorce complaint via her husband’s page on the social media…
Rank this Week: 1379

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/
  • 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…
  • Mar 3

    The Choice Is Your

    The Choice Is Your
    Sometimes people in the middle of divorce litigation realize that the court system just isn't working for them. Time is going by, the costs are piling up, and they seem further from resolution than ever. At this point, it may be time for…
Rank this Week: 4761

Nashville Divorce Lawyers Blog

Nashville Divorce Lawyers Blog

Covers family law. By Widrig Law PLLC.

http://www.nashvilledivorcelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1817

Family Law Matters Blog

Family Law Matters Blog

Covers New York family law. By Deborah Hope Wayne.

http://www.familylawmatters-blog.com/
  • 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…
  • Mar 26

    Divorce and Estate Planning: Should Your Will and other Planning Documents be Changed after a Divorce?

    Divorce and Estate Planning: Should Your Will and other Planning Documents be Changed after a Divorce?
    After the divorce process is complete, a person can embark on a fresh start. As people recalibrate their new lives, they sometimes forget to tie up other loose ends that may have connections with the dissolved marriage. Estate planning is an…
  • Mar 5

    I've Decided I Want a Prenup - Now What?

    I've Decided I Want a Prenup - Now What?
    As I reviewed some of my previous blogs, I realized my next piece would be an important one because it is my 50th blog post! A while back, I set out to write and post quality pieces on different topics and issues within family law. Looking…
Rank this Week: 1619

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/
  • May 5

    New York Court Allows Service of Divorce Papers through Facebook

    New York Court Allows Service of Divorce Papers through Facebook
      In somewhat of a landmark, and unorthodox, decision, The Manhattan Supreme Court recently allowed the plaintiff in a divorce proceeding to legally serve the divorce paperwork on her husband through a private Facebook message. While…
  • Mar 11

    How is Marital Debt Divided During a Divorce in PA?

    How is Marital Debt Divided During a Divorce in PA?
    In many divorce cases, divorcing couples will have to go through the legal process of splitting up assets and debts. As explained in detail in a prior blog, every state handles this process differently. Some states are common law states that…
  • Mar 3

    How to Prepare an Effective Child Custody Agreement

    How to Prepare an Effective Child Custody Agreement
    Before finalizing your divorce, you and your spouse need to resolve issues and concerns regarding your children, typically including who will have custody of the children, custody schedules, and the amount of child and/or spousal support.…
Rank this Week: 1678

Virginia Family Law

Virginia Family Law

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

http://www.familylawva.com/
  • May 4

    Increasing Your Spouse’s Income For Support Purpose

    Increasing Your Spouse’s Income For Support Purpose
    Vocational Expert H. Gray Broughton Introduction H. Gray Broughton is an incredibly useful Vocational Expert (VE) in a Virginia divorce case. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Broughton Associates, Incorporated (a Vocational Rehabilitation…
  • Apr 30

    Cognitive Dissonance and Virginia Divorce

    Cognitive Dissonance and Virginia Divorce
      Cognitive Dissonance and Virginia Divorce:  Upon the recommendation of a friend, I recently finished reading a fascinating book written by Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson called Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me): Why we Justify…
  • Apr 29

    Virginia Family Law for Non-Family Law Lawyer

    Virginia Family Law for Non-Family Law Lawyer
    WHAT ALL VIRGINIA ATTORNEYS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT DOMESTIC RELATIONS LAW by Jason A. Weis & Grant T. Moher Curran Moher Weis, PC 10300 Eaton Place, Suite 520 Fairfax, Virginia 22030 571-328-5020 www.curranmoher.com As of January 1, 2013 I.…
Rank this Week: 4948

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Kollias & Giese.

http://www.dupagecountydivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Apr 5

    Child Custody and Equitable Adoption in Illinoi

    Child Custody and Equitable Adoption in Illinoi
    Adoption is one part of family law that doesn’t get much press, perhaps because it isn’t as contentious as the division of assets and debts in a divorce or as emotional as a hotly contested custody battle.  Whatever the…
Rank this Week: 2051

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois divorce law. From Michael Roe.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • May 3

    Divorce and Stress: The Path to a Less Stressful Divorce

    Divorce and Stress: The Path to a Less Stressful Divorce
    As part of my law practice I am fairly heavily invested in the study of psychological issues in divorce, including issues such as personality disorders and the pathology of parental alienation. Included in my approach to the psychology of…
  • Apr 27

    DuPage Divorce: Grandparent Alienation

    DuPage Divorce: Grandparent Alienation
    I have represented, along with alienated parents, the grandparents that have been kept out of the lives of their grandchildren. For many years, Illinois did not recognize the right of grandparents to assert a petition for Grandparent…
  • Apr 7

    Kane County Divorce: Custody Forensic

    Kane County Divorce: Custody Forensic
    My practice is devoted, in part, to complex custody litigation. I have always believed that to practice in this area at a high level, a focus, if not a passion, for clinical issues was required in order to best...
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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/
  • 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…
  • Apr 19

    Understanding The Basics of Your Colorado Divorce or Custody Hearing (Part 2)

    Understanding The Basics of Your Colorado Divorce or Custody Hearing (Part 2)
    In the first part of this article, I ventured into the significance of a full blown court hearing, as opposed to a status conference. I also started discussing the beginnings of that contested Arapahoe County divorce or custody hearing.…
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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/
  • May 3

    The Future of Custody Law Reform

    The Future of Custody Law Reform
    At the current time there is a professed aversion to custody “labels” in legal circles, coupled with a shift of emphasis from deciding who gets custody, to deciding how parental decision-making and time with children will…
  • Apr 12

    Why the Custody “Label” Matter

    Why the Custody “Label” Matter
    Before closing down the custody litigation side of my practice, I had opportunities on several occasions to hear judges attempt to explain why it is necessary, after a divorce, for one parent to be designated the “custodian” while…
  • Apr 4

    Presumptive joint custody

    Presumptive joint custody
    “Presumptive joint custody” refers to the idea that parents should share custody of their children unless some good reason is shown to exist, in a particular case, for only one parent to have custody. In popular usage,…
Rank this Week: 1716

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/
  • May 1

    American Divorce Trends and Divorce Statistic

    American Divorce Trends and Divorce Statistic
    AMERICAN DIVORCE TRENDS AND STATISTICS There is one divorce every 36 seconds in America, and some surprising trends around those numbers. According to the family law attorneys at McKinley Irvin, you’re more likely to get…
  • Apr 10

    How is a 401(k) Divided in A Divorce – QDRO

    How is a 401(k) Divided in A Divorce – QDRO
    Dividing a 401(k) in a Divorce – QDRO There are three primary steps to dividing a 401(k) in divorce: the divorce decree actually orders the division, those details are outline in a qualified domestic relations order (QDRO), and finally…
  • Apr 10

    How is a 401(k) Divided in A Divorce? | Robert Hetsler, J.D. CPA,CVA,CFF,FCPA,MAFF,CMAP,Realtor | LinkedIn

    How is a 401(k) Divided in A Divorce? | Robert Hetsler, J.D. CPA,CVA,CFF,FCPA,MAFF,CMAP,Realtor | LinkedIn
    How is a 401(k) Divided in A Divorce? | Robert Hetsler, J.D. CPA,CVA,CFF,FCPA,MAFF,CMAP,Realtor | LinkedIn. There are three primary steps to dividing a 401(k) in divorce: the divorce decree actually orders the division, those details are…
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Mississippi Family Lawyer Blog

Mississippi Family Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, child custody and child support. By M. Devin Whitt.

http://www.mississippifamilylawyerblog.com/
  • May 1

    Wasting Marital Assets is a No-No in Mississippi

    Wasting Marital Assets is a No-No in Mississippi
    The entire concept of property division in a Mississippi divorce is rooted in fairness. In every divorce case, our Chancery courts are charged with the task of determining what is fair on a case-by-case basis. Typically, in a divorce, each…
  • Apr 2

    Home Sweet Home: Who Gets the Marital Residence in a Mississippi Divorce?

    Home Sweet Home: Who Gets the Marital Residence in a Mississippi Divorce?
    Who gets the house? This is the million dollar question I get from many of my clients. Simply put, the answer to who gets the marital home in a Mississippi divorce is not always an easy answer. The marital home or residence is often the…
  • Mar 24

    You Snooze You Lose: Do Not Wait to Enforce or Collect on Divorce Judgment

    You Snooze You Lose: Do Not Wait to Enforce or Collect on Divorce Judgment
    Do not "sit" on your right to enforce or collect on a divorce judgment. Let me repeat that: DO NOT wait too long to enforce a divorce judgment or any incorporated alimony, property settlement, or child support judgment. I give this counsel…
Rank this Week: 3012

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.santarosafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Apr 20

    How Are Spousal Support Payments Calculated in a California Divorce

    How Are Spousal Support Payments Calculated in a California Divorce
    How are spousal support payments calculated in a California divorce? Ending a marriage can affect almost every aspect of your life, including your financial stability. In many relationships, one party chooses to forgo education or pursuing a…
  • Apr 3

    Certain California Same-Sex Divorce Residency Requirement Exception

    Certain California Same-Sex Divorce Residency Requirement Exception
    Certain California same-sex divorce residency requirement exceptions. Though the right to marry for same-sex couples is quickly expanding throughout the country, there are still a significant number of states that refuse to recognize same-sex…
Rank this Week: 3196

New York Divorce and Family Law…

New York Divorce and Family Law Blog

Covers New York divorce and family law decisions and legislation. By Joel R. Brandes.

http://brandeslaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2912

Chicago Divorce & Family Law…

Chicago Divorce & Family Law Attorneys

By Anderson & Associates, P.C.

http://www.andersondivorcelawchicago.com/chicagodivorceattorney/
  • Apr 30

    Senate Bill 57, Illinois’ “Modern Family” Bill

    Senate Bill 57, Illinois’ “Modern Family” Bill
    Currently, all issues related to marriage and divorce, including child custody, child support, and the division of a couple’s property are addressed by the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. This Act, though…
  • Apr 28

    Orders of Protection: An Abused Area of the Law?

    Orders of Protection: An Abused Area of the Law?
    When an individual faces domestic violence from his or her intimate partner or another member of the household, he or she has the right to petition for an order of protection. An order of protection, sometimes also known as a restraining…
  • Apr 24

    Prenuptial Agreements for Second and Third Marriage

    Prenuptial Agreements for Second and Third Marriage
    Whether you are entering your first marriage or your fifth, it is important to protect your assets by signing a prenuptial agreement. A prenuptial agreement is a legal document that details your plans for your assets and support in the event…
Rank this Week: 1786

Brownn Family Law

Brownn Family Law

Feature information and updates on Minnesota divorce and family law issues. By Brown Law Offices, PA.

http://www.mnfamilylawblog.com/
  • Apr 30

    Minnesota Alternative Dispute Resolution Methods: Alternatives to Trial

    Minnesota Alternative Dispute Resolution Methods: Alternatives to Trial
    Trial. In family court, it may be the most difficult thing a litigant can experience. The time, cost and emotion involved in litigating a case can be significant – not to mention the unpredictability of leaving your future in the hands…
  • Feb 4

    Minnesota Divorce Basics: Jurisdiction and Venue

    Minnesota Divorce Basics: Jurisdiction and Venue
    Jurisdiction and venue are two issues that serve as an undercurrent to Minnesota divorce and family law cases. While not typically a “front and center” problem, it is important to recognize that the outcome of your case can…
  • Jan 30

    Parenting Time in Minnesota: Legislative Changes Make Equal Time Easier

    Parenting Time in Minnesota: Legislative Changes Make Equal Time Easier
    Equal access schedules with children have become easier to achieve, following amendments to Minnesota’s parenting time modification statute. Pursuant to caselaw, a parent who sought to achieve a 50/50 parenting time schedule, following…
Rank this Week: 1385

Family Law Matters

Family Law Matters

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

http://www.justdivorce.co.uk/blog/
  • Apr 30

    NO SEPARATE REGULATION FOR ONLINE DIVORCE

    NO SEPARATE REGULATION FOR ONLINE DIVORCE
    bryan reed voices his concerns about a recent research based decision that online divorce does not require regulation. Continue reading →
  • Mar 30

    GET THAT CLEAN BREAK ORDER – OR ELSE!

    GET THAT CLEAN BREAK ORDER – OR ELSE!
    the supreme court in wyatt and vince confirms that a claim for financial orders can be made many years after the divorce. solicitor bryan reed explains what to do about it. Continue reading →
  • Mar 3

    MORE STREAMLINING FOR THE FAMILY COURT

    MORE STREAMLINING FOR THE FAMILY COURT
    bryan reed explains the advent of designated divorce centres as part of the continuing reform of the family court. Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 1574

Family Law Source

Family Law Source

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

http://www.familylawyerspittsburgh.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Apr 12

    Equal Custody Trumps Long Commute to School

    Equal Custody Trumps Long Commute to School
    When one parent moves to a new neighborhood after having equal shared custody, the move might cause a longer commute time for a children traveling to and from school.  In a recent published decision, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania…
  • Sep 14

    Father Reasonably Withheld Support for College Tuition

    Father Reasonably Withheld Support for College Tuition
    Parents who are divorcing in Pennsylvania often express willingness to pay for their children’s college tuition when the time should come.  Some parents even put their commitment in writing. Yet, as this case demonstrates,…
Rank this Week: 1028

bloody relations

bloody relations

Covers UK family law.

http://bloodyrelations.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 30

    History repeats itself

    History repeats itself
  • Feb 2

    A Philosophy of Family Law Part V

    A Philosophy of Family Law Part V
    In the heat of the moment eg with the late back from contact situation - it is very tempting just to get angry - the other person is wrong - they broke the agreement to bring the child back at 5 so you are entitled to be angry. But does it…
  • Feb 1

    A Philosophy of Family Law Part IV

    A Philosophy of Family Law Part IV
    Ask yourself some questions: What is it that is not working in this situation? What am I always complaining about? What can I be responsible for? How does the situation occur for the other person / people? How do they see it? What's…
Rank this Week: 635

New Jersey Divorce Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Divorce Lawyers Blog

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

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

    How is my Child Support Obligation Calculated in New Jersey?

    How is my Child Support Obligation Calculated in New Jersey?
    If you and your children’s other parent are not living together, you will likely find yourself having to address  the issue of child support. In the State of New Jersey, while many things in life may not be certain, it is fairly…
  • Apr 27

    Will I be Required to Pay Spousal Support (ALIMONY) After My New Jersey Divorce?

    Will I be Required to Pay Spousal Support (ALIMONY) After My New Jersey Divorce?
    In our firm’s family law practice and when we serve as Early Settlement Panelists  to mediate divorce cases  for the Superior Court of New Jersey,  Family Part, Chancery Division,  perhaps the most common issue in…
  • Apr 25

    How do I Modify or Terminate an Alimony Award in New Jersey?

    How do I Modify or Terminate an Alimony Award in New Jersey?
    Many divorce litigants, after they endure an emotional, and many times costly divorce process, later suffer some economic change –  a hardship that did not exist when their divorce was finalized, and find that the support award you…
Rank this Week: 2022

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/
  • Apr 27

    News Round-up April 27th, 2015

    News Round-up April 27th, 2015
    Reintroduction of the Pets and Women Safety Act: Congress is joining states such as New York, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin in protecting the pets of domestic violence victims. The bill, commonly known as The Pets and Women Protection Act…
  • Apr 15

    News Round-up April15th, 2015

    News Round-up April15th, 2015
    New Rules in New York City Day-cares: The Board of Health for the City of New York has issued stricter rules on the amount of juice children can drink at licensed daycare facilities. For children over two years old, juice will be limited to 4…
  • Mar 20

    News Round-up March 20th, 2015

    News Round-up March 20th, 2015
    Mayor Proposes Changes at Rikers Island: Mayor de Blasio has introduced proposals to help reduce violence and eliminate smuggling at Rikers Island. Some of the proposals include: improving the security cameras, a computerized screening…
Rank this Week: 1497