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Minnesota Divorce Blog

Minnesota Divorce Blog

Covers divorce, alimony, and child support issues. By Mankato Family Law.

http://mankatofamilylaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 11

    Is Mediation Required In Divorce Case

    Is Mediation Required In Divorce Case
    The post Is Mediation Required In Divorce Cases appeared first on Family Law Attorneys in Minnesota.
  • Jul 29

    Question: What Can You Do If Your Spouse Doesn’t Agree To 50/50 Custody?

    Question: What Can You Do If Your Spouse Doesn’t Agree To 50/50 Custody?
    YouTube So… what can you do if your spouse doesn’t agree to 50/50 custody?  First, if we’re going to talk about custody we have to understand that there are two types of custody in Minnesota, legal custody and physical…
  • Jul 17

    What Is ADR Really?

    What Is ADR Really?
    What is ADR really? ADR, or Alternative Dispute Resolution, is an extremely effective way to settle a case out of court, and save on time and money.  The question becomes, is it right for your case?  ADR includes multiple types,…
Rank this Week: 1815

Arnold & Wadsworth Blog

Arnold & Wadsworth Blog

Covers bankruptcy, family law, divorce, DUI, criminal defense and general litigation.

http://arnoldwadsworth.com/blog/
  • May 13

    The Mad Hatter Rules of Civil Procedure

    The Mad Hatter Rules of Civil Procedure
    Matt Wadsworth of Arnold & Wadsworth was recently published in the peer review magazine of Attorneys at Law, a publication serving the entire state of Utah on a myriad of subjects. The article discusses a few of the civil procedure…
  • May 13

    Arnold & Wadsworth verse Cragun Law Firm

    Arnold & Wadsworth verse Cragun Law Firm
    Last week, Jarom Bishop of Cragun Law Firm P.C., lost to partner, Matt Wadsworth, at a evidentiary hearing on a temporary restraining order. The case, Gusstaveson v. Gustaveson, held before Judge Dawson of the 2nd District Court in Bountiful…
  • May 13

    Advice for Dads When Fighting for Child Custody

    Advice for Dads When Fighting for Child Custody
    If you’re a father looking to obtain joint or sole custody of your child or children, you are likely in need of some high-quality counsel—this can be an extremely stressful time, to say the least. When it comes to child custody…
Rank this Week: 1923

Puryear Law Blog

Puryear Law Blog

Covers criminal defense, family law, divorce, juvenile law, business law, discrimination, personal injury, and related matters in the states of Illinois and Iowa.

http://www.puryearlaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 16

    Dealing with DHS (in Iowa) and DCFS (in Illinois)

    Dealing with DHS (in Iowa) and DCFS (in Illinois)
    Each state has its own child protective services agency.  In Illinois, that agency is called the Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS).  In Iowa, it goes by the name Department of Human Services (DHS).  A person who…
  • Mar 16

    Dealing with DHS (in Iowa) and DCFS (in Illinois)

    Dealing with DHS (in Iowa) and DCFS (in Illinois)
    Each state has its own child protective services agency.  In Illinois, that agency is called the Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS).  In Iowa, it goes by the name Department of Human Services (DHS).  A person who…
  • Dec 11

    The Importance of Remaining Silent when Accused of a Crime

    The Importance of Remaining Silent when Accused of a Crime
    When accused of a crime, most people will naturally wish to express their innocence and explain exactly how they have done nothing wrong. It is only human nature to want to defend oneself against accusations. However, doing so can be…
Rank this Week: 2041

Virginia Family Law Blog

Virginia Family Law Blog

Discusses cases, statutes, and news affecting Virginia family law. By Davidson & Kitzmann, PLC.

http://blog.vafamilylawsite.com/
  • Feb 27

    Property Division in Virginia Divorces Just Completely Changed

    Property Division in Virginia Divorces Just Completely Changed
    In a case that will significantly alter the way Virginia divorce cases are negotiated and litigated, the Virginia Supreme Court today unanimously ruled in my client's favor, and overturned a line of Court of Appeals cases going back two…
  • Jan 14

    More Property May Soon Be Available in Virginia Divorce

    More Property May Soon Be Available in Virginia Divorce
    Last week I argued a case in the Virginia Supreme Court that could have a dramatic impact on how divorce cases are handled in Virginia.First, some definitions.  In a Virginia divorce case, property must be classified as either marital,…
  • Jan 9

    Every Word Count

    Every Word Count
    I argued a family law case in front of the Virginia Supreme Court today.  I could go on for pages about the grandeur of the courtroom, how to answer hard questions from seven justices, how important it is to know each justice's…
Rank this Week: 1960

Massachusetts Divorce Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law and divorce. By Gabriel Cheong.

http://gabrielcheonglaw.com
  • Feb 17

    This Blog Has Moved

    This Blog Has Moved
    I’ve been posting on this blog since 2007 when I first started and I’m very proud of it. Because I want to consolidate my websites, this blog and all its posts have been moved to my main website.  For future updates to this…
  • Oct 30

    How can I modify my child custody or parenting/visitation plan?

    How can I modify my child custody or parenting/visitation plan?
    In order to modify a current order of custody or a parenting plan that’s in place, you have to start a separate action with the Probate and Family Court called a Complaint for Modification.  Before considering filing such an…
  • Oct 12

    Why should you have an attorney from the start?

    Why should you have an attorney from the start?
    I get a lot of calls from people who want to hire us after they have already filed a case themselves.  In many of these cases, they’ve already tried to navigate the court system for a while and they’re now contacting an…
Rank this Week: 1909

New York Divorce Blog

New York Divorce Blog

Covers New York matrimonial and family law. By John R. McFadden III.

http://newyorkdivorceblog.com/
  • Jan 5

    Preliminary Conference

    Preliminary Conference
    The preliminary conference is the first court appearance in a contested divorce.  At this conference, the lawyers for the parties explain to the judge what issues in the case are unresolved such as child custody, child support, equitable…
  • Nov 2

    Attorney’s fee

    Attorney’s fee
    Attorney’s fees In 2010, the divorce law changed in that the legislature created a presumption that the monied spouse (the spouse with more money and a higher income) must pay the legal fees of the spouse who pays less.  This…
  • Mar 3

    This is a good article on common mistakes…

    This is a good article on common mistakes people make during divorces: http://www.divorce360.com/divorce-articles/law/advice/top-10-legal-mistakes-in-divorce.aspx?artid=866 For more information about New Yok Divorce visit: Divorce Attorneys,…
Rank this Week: 2024

Songy Law Blog

Songy Law Blog

Covers Mississippi law. By Joseph D. Songy.

http://songylaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 19

    Guest Post: 5 Biggest Attorney Job Search Mistake

    Guest Post: 5 Biggest Attorney Job Search Mistake
    One of the defining moments of an individual in any industry is getting employment to a position that they like and one that is well rewarding. To get such a position, a person has to invest in conducting a proper … Continue reading…
  • Mar 14

    Guest Post: Legal Rights and Damages in Construction Accident

    Guest Post: Legal Rights and Damages in Construction Accident
    Although construction companies are required to ensure that every construction site is free from potential danger through routine inspections with safety engineers and safety programs, construction site accidents lead to thousands of injuries…
  • Mar 4

    Clients and Social Media: The Danger

    Clients and Social Media: The Danger
    Social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, have undoubtedly become a part of our culture. Posting information online can be a way for you to express political views, personal achievements, distaste for your employers, and your…
Rank this Week: 1920

Kershisnik Law

Kershisnik Law

Covers Idaho family, criminal, probate and personal injury legal issues. By Patrick Kershisnik.

http://kershisniklaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    Boise Divorce Attorney - Boise Family Law Lawyers - Boise Custody Attorneys Lawyer

    Boise Divorce Attorney - Boise Family Law Lawyers - Boise Custody Attorneys Lawyer
    Kershisnik Law, (208) 472-2383, Boise Divorce Attorney, Idaho Family Law Lawyers, divorce, custody, modification, child support, family law.As a Boise Divorce Attorney I often get calls concerning child support. There are many issues…
  • Apr 18

    Boise Probate Attorneys - Idaho Estate Planning Lawyer

    Boise Probate Attorneys - Idaho Estate Planning Lawyer
    To speak with a Boise Probate Attorney or an Idaho Estate Planning Lawyer, please call (208) 472-2383, for probate and estate planning in Idaho.As a Boise Probate Attorney one of the most frequent questions I get is how long does it take to…
  • Apr 4

    Boise Divorce Attorney - Divorce Attorneys, Family Law Lawyers, Probate Attorneys, Boise, Idaho

    Boise Divorce Attorney - Divorce Attorneys, Family Law Lawyers, Probate Attorneys, Boise, Idaho
    Boise Divorce Attorneys - Boise Probate Attorneys - Family Law Lawyers, (208)472-2383Today I am going to discuss probate and divorce. What do probate and divorce have to do with each other? A lot, especially when you get divorced and forget…
Rank this Week: 1844

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois divorce law. From Michael Roe.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 21

    6 Qualities of a Narcissist: Illinois Divorce Blog

    6 Qualities of a Narcissist: Illinois Divorce Blog
    Kelly O'Brien is a Wellness Expert at MindBodyGreen, Freelance Writer for multiple publications including Wellness Revolution, Cafe Truth and a host of wellness chronicles. She shares some compelling insights about unhealthy narcissism in the…
  • Oct 19

    False Allegations of Domestic Violence in a Child Custody Case

    False Allegations of Domestic Violence in a Child Custody Case
    The State of Arizona considered recently an addition to its list of factors in determining the award of custody to a parent in a divorce case. This proposed addition addresses an issue that I have seen many times in my...
  • Oct 8

    Spousal Support in Divorce: The New Law in Illinoi

    Spousal Support in Divorce: The New Law in Illinoi
    A new law in Illinois as of January 1, 2015 changes how spousal support is determined for divorcing couples whose combined gross income is less than $250,000. This new law raises some interesting issues with respect to the global finances...
Rank this Week: 2240

ABC Family Law Blog

ABC Family Law Blog

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

http://abcfamilyblog.wordpress.com/
  • Dec 18

    Is it too Late to Restore My Maiden Name in Florida?

    Is it too Late to Restore My Maiden Name in Florida?
    In Florida, as in most other jurisdictions, women can restore their maiden name as part of the divorce process.  However, for a lot of reasons, many women keep their married name. Sometimes it is so they can maintain the same ……
  • Nov 26

    Florida Same-Sex Annulment

    Florida Same-Sex Annulment
    As Florida does not currently recognize same-sex marriages, some judges have interpreted the state’s ban as precluding them from granting same-sex divorces.  I am involved in a case in which two women married in Massachusetts,…
  • Nov 22

    Advanced Training: Get More Collaborative Cases!

    Advanced Training: Get More Collaborative Cases!
    Are you an attorney, mental health professional, financial professional, or mediator who wants to build a profitable and satisfying collaborative practice?  Do you want more collaborative cases? Next Generation Divorce has a…
Rank this Week: 2372

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/
  • Dec 10

    Possible Legislative Change to Statutory Income Expectation

    Possible Legislative Change to Statutory Income Expectation
    The current child support statute authorizes the family court to impose upon parents an income threshold. That is, if the parent is able to work, the court may impute income to that parent in the amount of 150% of minimum wage, assuming 40…
  • Oct 12

    Moving the Children Within the State

    Moving the Children Within the State
    Previous posts have addressed the issue of moving minor children outside of Minnesota, which requires either the consent of the other parent or permission of the family court.  That rule suggests that a parent residing with children in…
  • Jun 16

    Family Courts Are Not Fulfilling ICMC Timing Goal

    Family Courts Are Not Fulfilling ICMC Timing Goal
    When a marriage dissolution case is first filed with the court, most metro area Minnesota courts schedule the case for an Initial Case Management Conference (ICMC).  This is a non-contested, non-litigious step in the process that gives…
Rank this Week: 2315

Sanns Mediation World of ADR

Sanns Mediation World of ADR

Covers mediation, arbitration and family/divorce law in NJ.

http://sannsmediation.com/wordpress
  • Dec 10

    Changing Your Name When Divorcing — Professional Issue

    Changing Your Name When Divorcing — Professional Issue
    Pursuant to a divorce, either spouse is eligible for a name change.  Traditionally, many women take the husband’s last name upon marriage.  Upon divorce, some women want to change back to their maiden names or hyphenate.…
  • Dec 9

    Divorce and Child College Cost

    Divorce and Child College Cost
    New Jersey children suing their parents for college costs have been in the news frequently in recent months.  Many parents are unaware of the law in New Jersey which derives from a 1982 NJ Supreme Court case called Newburgh v.…
  • Oct 7

    Alimony Reform: Changes to NJ Alimony Law

    Alimony Reform: Changes to NJ Alimony Law
    On September 10, 2014, NJ Governor Chris Christie signed Public Law 2014, Chapter 42 into law.  This law makes changes to NJ’s alimony statues.  The legislature had been discussing this issue for several years and finally was…
Rank this Week: 2328

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

Covers adoption, family law, surrogacy and mediation. By Harden Jackson LLC.

http://www.indianafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 5

    Practical tips to avoid holiday parenting time problem

    Practical tips to avoid holiday parenting time problem
    During the holiday season our office receives tons of questions from our clients about how to handle holiday parenting time. Attorney Christine Douglas helps individuals resolve a variety of legal issues that arise in families. With over 18…
  • Nov 18

    Indiana's Third Information & Awareness Adoption Fair

    Indiana's Third Information & Awareness Adoption Fair
    Attorney Michele Jackson, who serves on the Governor's Adoption Committee, is among other Adoption professionals, adoptive parents and adoptees who attended Indiana's Third Information and Awareness Adoption Fair. The fair provided education…
  • Sep 19

    MICHELE JACKSON NAMED FINALIST FOR INDY'S BEST AND BRIGHTEST AWARD

    MICHELE JACKSON NAMED FINALIST FOR INDY'S BEST AND BRIGHTEST AWARD
    For the second year in a row, attorney Michele Jackson has been selected as a finalist for the annual Indy's Best and Brightest award ceremony created by Junior Achievement. The event will honor 100 of central Indiana's most outstanding…
Rank this Week: 2344

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.santarosafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 4

    Can My Spouse Stop Our Divorce?

    Can My Spouse Stop Our Divorce?
    Can my spouse stop our divorce? After a petition for dissolution of marriage is filed, spouses may argue over many issues before the divorce is finally granted by the California family court. Issues that may cause contention include property…
  • Sep 5

    Legal Problems Can Continue Long After a Divorce is Finalized

    Legal Problems Can Continue Long After a Divorce is Finalized
    Going through a divorce and settling all related issues can be trying. Most people want to put the marriage and legal issues behind them once the divorce is finalized. Unfortunately, this is often not the case. Frequently, a former spouse…
  • Aug 7

    What Happens to Unmarried Couples in California Who Want a “Divorce”?

    What Happens to Unmarried Couples in California Who Want a “Divorce”?
    Unmarried Couples? According to modern trends, more and more Californians are living together outside of marriage, whether for personal, financial, or other reasons. Even absent the traditional nuptials, however, such couples may, for all…
Rank this Week: 2179

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/
  • Nov 25

    The Important Role of Divorce Coache

    The Important Role of Divorce Coache
    "Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending." - Maria Robinson As true as this quote may be, it's not easy to think about re-writing your future when you're in the process of divorcing.…
  • Oct 8

    The Unofficial, Long-Term Marital Separation

    The Unofficial, Long-Term Marital Separation
    Something I have been seeing more and more in my practice as a mediator and collaborative attorney are couples living apart for long periods of time, without being legally separated. For various reasons, many married couples decide to…
  • Oct 2

    The Unofficial, Long-Term Separation

    The Unofficial, Long-Term Separation
    This month, I explain how using an out-of-court divorce process such as mediation or collaborative law will allow you to maintain much more control over your life than litigation will allow. For various reasons, many married couples seeking…
Rank this Week: 2301

Colorado Springs Divorce Attorney…

Colorado Springs Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers divorce, military divorce, child custody and legal separation in Colorado. By Gasper Law Group.

http://www.coloradospringsdivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • Nov 10

    When Is a Civil Union Not a Marriage? When You’re Trying to Get Divorced!

    When Is a Civil Union Not a Marriage? When You’re Trying to Get Divorced!
    By Carrie E. Kelly Managing Attorney, Domestic Relations Division The Gasper Law Group, PLLC When Colorado began allowing same sex couples to enter into a civil union, there was a general attempt to extend similar benefits and protections to…
  • Sep 24

    Divorce – Child Support In Colorado

    Divorce – Child Support In Colorado
    By Jennifer L. Hochstein Attorney At Law The Gasper Law Group, PLLC CHILD SUPPORT The basic determination of child support is based upon a guideline which uses the parents’ combined adjusted gross income. The purpose of looking at the…
  • Jun 19

    Time flies when you’re getting divorced: how long will your divorce actually take?

    Time flies when you’re getting divorced: how long will your divorce actually take?
    By Brandon A. Prenger, Attorney The Gasper Law Group, PLLC One of the most commonly asked questions concerning a divorce is “how soon can I be divorced?” Everyone has heard the horror stories of a divorce that drags out for years.…
Rank this Week: 2354

Houston Divorce Lawyer Blog

Houston Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Texas divorce and family law. By Scott Morgan.

http://houstondivorce.com/blog
  • Oct 22

    How to Break the News of Divorce to Your Kid

    How to Break the News of Divorce to Your Kid
    One of the trickiest parts of a divorce for parents is breaking the news of the separation to the kids.  The issues are different depending on the ages of your children but it is always an important conversation.  I wrote a very…
  • Jun 22

    A Tale of Two Divorce Client

    A Tale of Two Divorce Client
    Please note that the clients and lawyers referenced in the video and transcript are purely hypothetical and not based on actual people.  If you prefer reading to watching, please see the transcript below: TRANSCRIPT: Deciding whether…
  • Jun 19

    Facebook and Divorce – Interview on Fox New

    Facebook and Divorce – Interview on Fox New
    This was an interview of Scott Morgan in 2010 on Fox Houston on how facebook can be an issue in divorce cases. There had been a lot of publicity at the time about facebook “causing” divorces. It is still common that facebook and…
Rank this Week: 2156

Family Law Source

Family Law Source

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

http://www.familylawyerspittsburgh.com/blog/
  • 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,…
  • Sep 7

    Child Support Agreement Does not Limit Father’s Obligation

    Child Support Agreement Does not Limit Father’s Obligation
    A recent Pennsylvania Superior Court decision considers: (a) whether a father’s child support obligation is limited by a settlement agreement; and (b) whether the court should assign an earning capacity to a mother who provides full…
  • Sep 7

    College Support Agreement Enforceable in Pennsylvania

    College Support Agreement Enforceable in Pennsylvania
    Divorced and separated parents in Pennsylvania with children going off to college may wonder who is responsible for paying the tuition. A recent Superior Court court decision reminds us of the law governing college support in Pennsylvania.…
Rank this Week: 2067

Massachusetts Divorce & Family…

Massachusetts Divorce & Family Law Blog

Covers current issues in Massachusetts divorce and family law. By Steven Ballard.

http://massachusettsfamilylaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2304

The Divorce Collaborative

The Divorce Collaborative

Covers Massachusetts family law, divorce mediation and collaborative divorce. By Stephen F. McDonough.

http://www.divorcecollaborative.com
  • Jan 10

    The Initial Telephone Call to The Divorce Collaborative LLC

    The Initial Telephone Call to The Divorce Collaborative LLC
    I often remind our TDC team how difficult it can be for clients to make that first telephone call to our office.  The decision to speak with a Massachusetts divorce lawyer or divorce mediator is generally not made lightly.  We are…
  • Oct 27

    Massachusetts Mandatory Parent Education Program For Divorcing Parents With Minor Children

    Massachusetts Mandatory Parent Education Program For Divorcing Parents With Minor Children
    By Massachusetts Divorce Lawyer and Divorce Mediator Colleen E. Cunnally, Esq.  Divorcing couples are usually most concerned about their children.  How will my children adjust to the change in our family structure?  How will I…
  • Jun 26

    Massachusetts Family Law Attorney Attends AFCC Conference in LA

    Massachusetts Family Law Attorney Attends AFCC Conference in LA
      I recently attended a family law conference hosted by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) in Los Angeles, CA.  As a practicing Massachusetts divorce attorney and divorce mediator, I think it is important to…
Rank this Week: 2141

North Texas Family Law Blog

North Texas Family Law Blog

Covers Texas family law news. By Verner & Brumley, P.C.

http://www.northtexasfamilylawblog.com/
  • Jan 2

    What Changes and What Stays the Same with Regard to Child Support Order

    What Changes and What Stays the Same with Regard to Child Support Order
    Child support in Texas has always been a court ordered obligation in Texas divorce and paternity actions.  Before implementation of the child support guidelines in the Texas Family Code in the 1980s, child support orders varied from…
  • Sep 16

    Two Recent Changes to the Child Support Statute

    Two Recent Changes to the Child Support Statute
    Effective September 1, 2013, two changes to the child support statute came into effect. The first change is a housekeeping amendment. Texas Family Code section 154.062(b)(5) includes both a catch–all provision to determine the amount of…
  • May 23

    You Can't Have Too Many People Pitching for a Kid

    You Can't Have Too Many People Pitching for a Kid
    A Major League baseball team has twenty-five men on its active roster. The active roster consists of the players who suit up to play in a given game. Of these twenty-five players, five will be the starting pitchers. Typically, the bullpen…
Rank this Week: 2185

Florida Family Law Blawg

Florida Family Law Blawg

Covers Florida family law cases and news. By Christopher Chopin.

http://flafamlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    Fourth District Court Reverses Paternity Judgment

    Fourth District Court Reverses Paternity Judgment
    The Fourth District Court of Appeal reversed today in Jeffers v. McLeary, a case in which the Father appealed an amended final judgment of paternity on the grounds that the Court was required to take evidence from each party regarding…
  • Apr 17

    Fourth DCA Permits Domestic Violence Filing by Temporary Resident

    Fourth DCA Permits Domestic Violence Filing by Temporary Resident
    The Fourth District Court of Appeal ruled today in Rudel v. Rudel, a case involving two German residents.  While the Wife and daughter of the parties had temporarily moved to Florida for the minor child to attend school, the Wife filed a…
  • Apr 17

    Restriction on Toy Guns Reversed by Fourth DCA

    Restriction on Toy Guns Reversed by Fourth DCA
    The Fourth District Court of Appeal ruled today in Ingram v. Ingram, reversing as to a single issue raised.  Referencing an “unfortunate experience” with a BB gun while on a visit with his father, the Fourth District upheld a…
Rank this Week: 2196

Civil Negotiation and Mediation…

Civil Negotiation and Mediation Blog

Covers divorce and mediation. By Nancy E. Hudgins.

http://www.hudginsmediation.com/blog
  • Jan 25

    Playworks! Teaching Conflict Resolution Skills to Children

    Playworks! Teaching Conflict Resolution Skills to Children
    Playworks, a non-profit that contracts with schools to bring organization, socialization and conflict resolution skills to school playgrounds, has incorporated rock-paper-scissors in its curriculum.   (Disclosure:  my daughter…
  • Jan 17

    Persuasion in Negotiation: Tips from Washington, D.C.

    Persuasion in Negotiation: Tips from Washington, D.C.
    I have been extolling the virtues of listening as a condition precedent to persuasion in mediation and negotiation.  It was interesting to read that political pollsters are touting the same thing. The Washington Post had a long article…
  • Jun 7

    Co-Parenting Skills: Credit Where Credit is Due

    Co-Parenting Skills: Credit Where Credit is Due
    I conducted a divorce mediation recently where the parties have been separated for many years but now have started the divorce process by coming to mediation.  They have been co-parenting their children during the separation.  We have…
Rank this Week: 2317

FamilyCraft: The Private Practice…

FamilyCraft: The Private Practice of Family & Divorce Mediation

Covers the intrapersonal and the professional/technical world of being a family mediator. By Lawrence F. King.

http://coloradodivorcemediation.com/blog/mediation/index.htm
  • May 8

    This blog has moved

    This blog has moved
    This blog is now located at http://mediationblog.coloradodivorcemediation.com/. You will be automatically redirected in 30 seconds, or you may click here. For feed subscribers, please update your feed subscriptions to…
  • May 30

    Divorce, Mediation and Fairness: A Potential Client's Inquiry

    Divorce, Mediation and Fairness: A Potential Client's Inquiry
    A potential client (we'll call her Ms. Smith) asked an important question this morning:"My husband has just told me that he is seeking a divorce. We plan to use mediation if possible. I have concerns about whether mediation addresses…
  • Apr 23

    Empathy, Anger & Sorrow (Erasing the Lines in the Sand)

    Empathy, Anger & Sorrow (Erasing the Lines in the Sand)
    In discussing disappointment's natural place in the landscape of life, psychotherapist Michael Miller, Ph.D., recently wrote in a popular magazine's feature article:Empathy helps turn anger into sorrow. When sorrow becomes mutual, it begins…
Rank this Week: 2325

Divorce Manual

Divorce Manual

Looks at the British Family Justice System which encourages reform through Collaborative Law and legislation. By Natasha Phillips.

http://divorcemanual.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    Multiple Cybernality Disorder

    Multiple Cybernality Disorder
    It sounds silly, but give it time. People like me may not be well – we collect stuff on the web; from dating sites, to forums, social media groups, entire libraries of reading material for every occasion and finally, personal blogs. I…
  • May 21

    LoreCast

    LoreCast
    LoreCast for the week ending Friday 21st May.
  • May 12

    Relationships Scotland

    Relationships Scotland
    Relationships Scotland is an organisation offering support to families through mediums such as mediation and counselling and their aim is to reach out to families who are looking for help. They are also in the running to win a website…
Rank this Week: 2189

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/
  • Dec 20

    Mandating findings on all factors in custody case

    Mandating findings on all factors in custody case
    Another kind of approach to custody law reform involves mandating consideration of a particular factor, or set of factors, in every case. The best example of this kind of reform is the “domestic violence” factor. Although courts…
  • Dec 9

    A Note About This Blog

    A Note About This Blog
    Most of the responses to the posts on this blog (other than blogspam) are constructive. Every now and then, though, I receive one that is not. I’ve discerned a pattern in the latter kind: It invariably comes from someone who has made…
  • Dec 6

    Responsibility and commitment as new “best interest” factor

    Responsibility and commitment as new “best interest” factor
    Recognizing the importance to children of growing up in an intact family, and the painful impact of divorce on children, a legislature may want to consider adding a factor favoring the party who has demonstrated the greatest commitment to…
Rank this Week: 2626

Tampa Divorce and Family Law

Tampa Divorce and Family Law

Covers Florida divorce and family law issues. By The Law Office of William S. Foley, P.A.

http://familylaw.tumblr.com/
  • Dec 19

    Florida Alimony Lawyer

    Florida Alimony Lawyer
    One area of divorce that may become contested during some point in divorce matters is Alimony. Alimony is a complicated area of divorce law that it is important to speak to an attorney about your options if you willing be paying…
  • Dec 18

    How to not spend $100,000 on your divorce

    How to not spend $100,000 on your divorce
    How to not spend $100,000 on your divorceI’m a divorce lawyer so I have the experience to be able to tell you when your case may be very costly. There are times when it surprises everyone, but most of the time the writing is on the…
  • Dec 3

    Fixed Fees Divorce & Family Law turned 6 today!

    Fixed Fees Divorce & Family Law turned 6 today!
    Fixed Fees Divorce & Family Law turned 6 today!
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New York Divorce Blog

New York Divorce Blog

By Bruce Provda.

http://www.nydivorcefirm.com/blog
  • Dec 18

    Supreme Court Refuses Abortion Restrictions in Arizona

    Supreme Court Refuses Abortion Restrictions in Arizona
    The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to allow Arizona to enforce restrictions on medical abortions. A challenge to those rules is still being played out in lower courts. The justices have left in place a lower court ruling that blocks rules…
  • Nov 28

    Fighting For Marriage Equality

    Fighting For Marriage Equality
    More than 30 states and the District of Columbia allow marriage for same sex couples. Thus, couples married in these states are entitled to federal benefits that are afforded to heterosexual couples. There are 15 states which have a ban on…
  • Nov 21

    Divorce Can Be Contagiou

    Divorce Can Be Contagiou
    According to a study from Brown University, divorce can be contagious. The study suggests that the divorce of a loved-one or a friend can increase your chances of getting divorced too. The study was conducted in Framingham, Mass, and was…
Rank this Week: 2848

Linda's Law Blog

Linda's Law Blog

Covers Pennsylvania and New Jersey family law. By Linda A. Kerns.

http://lindakernslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 17

    Can you make a custody contract prior to even having a child?

    Can you make a custody contract prior to even having a child?
    A recent non-precedential Pennsylvania case, Huss v. Weaver, reviewed a situation where a girlfriend and boyfriend entered into a contract regarding custody prior to even becoming pregnant with a child.  In the agreement, the parties…
  • Dec 14

    What is co-parenting counseling and why do we need it?

    What is co-parenting counseling and why do we need it?
    In custody cases where there is any amount of conflict, co-parenting counseling can help parents figure out how to adjust to their new custody situation.  In cases where each parent sees eye-to-eye and is able to clearly and calmly…
  • Dec 10

    We already have a custody order, is the court going to re-evaluate the custody factors?

    We already have a custody order, is the court going to re-evaluate the custody factors?
    As we discussed in detail during November 2014 on this blog, Pennsylvania courts are required to use a very specific list of factors when making custody decisions.  Most people are or quickly become aware of this when they enter into…
Rank this Week: 2816

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.sandiegodivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 16

    California Court Upholds Divorce Judgment Rendered in Guam

    California Court Upholds Divorce Judgment Rendered in Guam
    Marriage and divorce are highly regulated by state law. Since each state has the authority to enact laws governing divorce, there is a substantial amount of variation from one jurisdiction to the next. But what happens when a married couple…
  • Dec 9

    California Court Addresses Issue of First Impression in Child Support Case

    California Court Addresses Issue of First Impression in Child Support Case
    Child support is an important part of most family law cases involving minor children. Courts will order child support not only in divorce cases, but in paternity actions as well. Section 3900 of the California family code governs child…
  • Dec 2

    Modification of Spousal Support Depends on Need and the Ability to Pay

    Modification of Spousal Support Depends on Need and the Ability to Pay
    California law sets forth a variety of factors for courts to review when determining whether to modify a spousal support order that was originally issued during a divorce proceeding. These factors all pertain to the parties' respective need…
Rank this Week: 2690

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Covers divorce and family law in Illinois.

http://www.divorce-attorney-illinois.com/
  • Dec 16

    Health Insurance and Divorce: Protecting Your Coverage

    Health Insurance and Divorce: Protecting Your Coverage
    Divorce causes a significant amount of emotional, mental, and physical stress, especially when a divorce is particularly caustic. With all the items that need to be decided on for a divorce settlement, as well as the uncertainty of the final…
  • Dec 9

    The Legal Ins and Outs of Marrying a Foreigner

    The Legal Ins and Outs of Marrying a Foreigner
    Love between an American and a non-U.S. citizen has been written about and enjoyed by many for years. With increased globalization of the world, the are vast opportunities for Americans to meet and fall in love with non-U.S. citizens who are…
  • Dec 2

    Wage Garnishment: When an Ex Dodges Child Support Payment

    Wage Garnishment: When an Ex Dodges Child Support Payment
    Child support is extremely important after the split of a couple. Generally, child support is either outlined within an agreed-upon divorce settlement decree between the couple, or it is ordered by the court based upon certain factors such as…
Rank this Week: 2805

New Jersey Family Law Blog

New Jersey Family Law Blog

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

http://www.newjerseyfamilylawblog.com/
  • Dec 15

    Court Ruling Could Clarify Employers’ Responsibilities toward Pregnant Employee

    Court Ruling Could Clarify Employers’ Responsibilities toward Pregnant Employee
    The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear a case this month that could clarify what responsibilities employers have to their pregnant employees. At the heart of their decision is the determination of whether the Pregnancy Discrimination Act…
  • Dec 1

    Another New Jersey Child Sues Parents for College Tuition; Lawmaker Seeks to Prevent Future Case

    Another New Jersey Child Sues Parents for College Tuition; Lawmaker Seeks to Prevent Future Case
    New Jersey once again is grappling with the issue of how far parents’ financial obligations toward their children should go, particularly in relation to paying for their higher education. At least one State lawmaker is looking at ways…
  • Nov 17

    ‘Gray Divorce’ Rates Are on the Rise

    ‘Gray Divorce’ Rates Are on the Rise
    The U.S. continues to hold the highest divorce rate out of any other country with an estimated 45% of unions expected to end in divorce, according to a study released last month. And while this rate has remained relatively steady for the past…
Rank this Week: 2757

Between the Sheets: Adultery in…

Between the Sheets: Adultery in Divorce Cases in Virginia

Explores the legal effects of adultery on family law matters in Virginia and across the United States. By James H. Wilson, Jr.

http://jameshwilsonjr.com/
Rank this Week: 2616

Houston Divorce Lawyer Blog

Houston Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers the divorce process. By Ramos Law Firm.

http://www.ramosfamilylaw.com/houstondivorceblog/
  • Dec 3

    Top 10 Rules for Protecting Kids During a Divorce

    Top 10 Rules for Protecting Kids During a Divorce
    Divorce can get nasty and a lot of times parents don’t consider the emotional toll it can take on the children. Below are some rules parents should keep in mind when going through a divorce. Don’t Make the Child Choose ……
  • Dec 1

    Undisclosed Assets After a Divorce is Finalized

    Undisclosed Assets After a Divorce is Finalized
    Whether a careless oversight or intentionally misleading, it is not uncommon for a person to discover that some assets were not disclosed during a divorce and were subsequently not divided and awarded in the Final Decree of Divorce. How do…
  • Nov 24

    How does visitation work during the Holidays?

    How does visitation work during the Holidays?
    Holiday season is upon us and Texas parents working under a divorce or child custody agreement may be wondering how they will share custody of the child during the upcoming holidays. Ideally the parents will have mutually agreed to a custody…
Rank this Week: 2609

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/
  • Dec 1

    Free speech and threats to be argued before the Supreme Court

    Free speech and threats to be argued before the Supreme Court
    Today, the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing the matter of Elonis v. U.S. In this case, a man from Pennsylvania was sentenced to four years over threats he made to his wife. Soon after his wife obtained a protective order,...
  • Nov 18

    Maryland 20/20 symposium

    Maryland 20/20 symposium
    On October 31st, the Maryland Professionalism Center, Inc. hosted a symposium on the future of law practice in Maryland. There have been so many changes just in the eleven years that I have been practicing law: the rise of electronic...
  • Nov 11

    Veteran's Day Topic

    Veteran's Day Topic
    Divorce and custody issues can be quite complicated when one or both of the parties is a servicemember. For example, if one receives military orders overseas, it may necessitate a change in custody or visitation. While you are serving…
Rank this Week: 2491

Upstate New York Family Lawyer…

Upstate New York Family Lawyer Blog

Covers family law and traffic ticket information. By the Law Office of James B. Lesperance, Jr.

http://www.upstatenewyorkfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 24

    #620 Burn. It. Down.

    #620 Burn. It. Down.
    Burn it down. That's right. Burn it the @#$% down. At least, that is what I would be saying if I were young and black and angry. Why? Because my black life could be snuffed out in a moment, for any reason, at any time, by an entitled…
  • Oct 30

    #619 Profiles In Douchebaggery

    #619 Profiles In Douchebaggery
    I had planned on posting this on Monday, but my blog interface got a bit weird and The IT People had to get involved, so forgive me if the topic the post covers already feels like old news - because it is. D'oh! While on vacation in the…
  • Sep 30

    #618 Criminals With Badges, Janitors With Gun

    #618 Criminals With Badges, Janitors With Gun
    So, yeah, I'm back. I went off the grid way back in the middle of summer and it felt so good that I didn't want to come back. I even unplugged from the news. Well, for a while at least. And, when I did come back, I was too angry about the…
Rank this Week: 2406

Family Law Guy

Family Law Guy

Features California family law news, views, and ruminations. By Richard Gould-Saltman.

http://familylawguy.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 19

    Spend More Time talking About The Relationship, and Less Money on the Ring, the Wedding (and the Divorce?)

    Spend More Time talking About The Relationship, and Less Money on the Ring, the Wedding (and the Divorce?)
    An Emory University study suggests that there is an inverse correlation between the amount a couple spends on the engagement ring and the wedding, and the chance that the marriage will last.  I have my own theories about why this correlation…
  • Oct 1

    "Conscious Coupling" What Is Marriage Supposed To Do? Does It Still Do It?

    "Conscious Coupling" What Is Marriage Supposed To Do? Does It Still Do It?
    One of the recurring themes of this blog has been "Why do people get married?  What will help then accomplish whatever it is they want to accomplish by marrying?" It appears that the number of Americans, over-all, who believe that…
  • Sep 23

    Gambling Winnings and Child Support

    Gambling Winnings and Child Support
        Ohio has no implemented an intercept program so that winners at the four casinos in Ohio may trigger data base checks.  If the winner wins $1,200 or more from slot machines, $5,000 or more from table games or $600 or more from…
Rank this Week: 2906

Chicago Divorce Attorney

Chicago Divorce Attorney

Covers Illinois family law matters. By the Wolkowitz Law Office.

http://wolkowitz.com/chicago-divorce-illinois-family-law-blog
  • Nov 13

    Child taken to Illinois? It’s a UCCJEA emergency!

    Child taken to Illinois? It’s a UCCJEA emergency!
    If your child has been taken from some other state to Illinois – without your permission – then you are likely experiencing a child custody emergency. That being the case, you will need a lawyer with expertise in the Uniform Child…
  • Sep 10

    FAQ: Depositions for divorce and child custody

    FAQ: Depositions for divorce and child custody
    If you are involved in a divorce in Illinois, you might wonder, “What is a deposition?” Long story short, it’s an interview of a party or witness that can be used in court. But as a divorce lawyer in Illinois, I know that…
  • Sep 6

    Who is the best QDRO lawyer in Illinois?

    Who is the best QDRO lawyer in Illinois?
    As a divorce lawyer in Illinois, I often have to deal with dividing retirement accounts as part of a divorce. Here’s the deal with dividing 401ks, pensions, and the like – it’s complicated.  Splitting 401ks and pension…
Rank this Week: 2578

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

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

http://www.thorpelawfirm.com/blog/
  • Nov 11

    Settlement Pending in Detroit Bankruptcy Case

    Settlement Pending in Detroit Bankruptcy Case
    Judge Steven Rhodes began hearing final arguments on the Detroit bankruptcy case on October 27. At that time, the judge said he would deliver a decision on November 7 to either reject or approve the city’s plan. If that schedule…
  • Oct 28

    GT Advanced Technologies – Apple Sapphire Manufacturing Partner – Files Bankruptcy

    GT Advanced Technologies – Apple Sapphire Manufacturing Partner – Files Bankruptcy
    GT Advanced Technologies Inc. (GTAT) has filed for bankruptcy seeking Chapter 11 protection by the court. GTAT is a sapphire manufacturing company that recently received a huge pre-payment from the Apple corporation in the amount of $578…
  • Oct 5

    Bankruptcy Court Holds Secured Creditors Can Be “Crammed Down” With Below-Market Replacement Note

    Bankruptcy Court Holds Secured Creditors Can Be “Crammed Down” With Below-Market Replacement Note
    On 26 August, 2014, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York State’s Southern District held in the case of MPM Silicones, LLC that it was acceptable for secured creditors to be “crammed down” in chapter 11 bankruptcy plans…
Rank this Week: 2695

Sarieh Law Offices ALC Blog

Sarieh Law Offices ALC Blog

Covers California family law.

http://www.sariehlaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 10

    What 5 Things Do You Need to Know About Move-Away Cases?

    What 5 Things Do You Need to Know About Move-Away Cases?
    Divorce is rarely simple. If you and your spouse decide to end your marriage, there is a lengthy legal process to go through before your divorce is official. If you have a child (or children) with your spouse, it becomes even more…
  • Nov 6

    5 Factors to Consider During a Move-Away Parent Situation

    5 Factors to Consider During a Move-Away Parent Situation
    If you’ve divorced and your former spouse now lives apart from you, child custody can be one of the most difficult parts of your new family life to work out and adjust to over time.It’s difficult when you’re in different…
  • Nov 3

    California is a No-Fault State: What Does This Mean for You?

    California is a No-Fault State: What Does This Mean for You?
    On the 1st of January, 1970, Governor of California (and future President) Ronald Reagan made California one of the first states to allow no-fault divorce. The latest, New York, only became a no-fault divorce state in 2010 – just four…
Rank this Week: 2596

Missouri Divorce and Family Law…

Missouri Divorce and Family Law Blog

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

http://familylaw.mwortmanlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2508

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
  • Nov 9

    Community Property and Goodwill in a Busine

    Community Property and Goodwill in a Busine
    Division of community property is almost always a key issue in a Woodlands divorce case. Some assets are easier to identify and divide than others. For example, identifying and dividing the community property portion of a simple checking…
  • Aug 12

    Federally Governed Life Insurance and Divorce

    Federally Governed Life Insurance and Divorce
    The final property division settlement in your Woodlands divorce case is the end of one part of your case, and the beginning of a very important next step. That step is to carry out the division of property described in Read More
  • Jun 24

    Pre-Marriage Stock Options and Separate Property

    Pre-Marriage Stock Options and Separate Property
    Last time we looked at how to determine which portion of a stock option grant is separate property when the stock option is granted during the marriage. There is a different law and formula for determining the separate property treatment …
Rank this Week: 2466

Ayo and Iken PLC General Practice…

Ayo and Iken PLC General Practice Blog

Covers Florida law topics.

http://www.myfloridalaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 4

    Why Your Facebook Page Might Be “Exhibit A” in Your Florida Divorce

    Why Your Facebook Page Might Be “Exhibit A” in Your Florida Divorce
    The popularity of reality television and social media websites has transformed our society from one that places a high value on privacy into one where complete strangers observe every facet of an individual’s life. This trend also has…
  • Aug 18

    Panhandling – nuisance or crime ?

    Panhandling – nuisance or crime ?
    By Attorney Cheri Hobbs: It’s a sunny day in Central Florida (about 100 degrees outside) and I pull up to a major intersection. In the median walking toward me a full suited firefighter holding a boot and asking passerby’s to…
  • Jul 19

    Courts Striking Gay Marriage Bans . . . But What about Gay Divorce?

    Courts Striking Gay Marriage Bans . . . But What about Gay Divorce?
    In United States vs. Windsor, 570 U.S. 12 (2013), the United States Supreme Court struck down the portion of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that defined marriage as a relationship between “one man and one woman as husband and…
Rank this Week: 2765

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
  • Oct 28

    A New Day is Dawning

    A New Day is Dawning
    I remember back when I was first starting to practice law. At that time, there were three possible locations for a family law matter in Philadelphia: some matters were in City Hall, some were at 1801 Vine Street, and other matters were at…
  • Jun 12

    Maybe I am just being picky….

    Maybe I am just being picky….
    There is a new reality-TV show on Bravo called “Untying the Knot” In this show, matrimonial attorney Vikki Ziegler, Esquire, who practices law in  New York and New Jersey at the firm of Ziegler and Zemsky LLC, works…
  • Nov 22

    Coming up on the end of another year

    Coming up on the end of another year
    As I write this post, Thanksgiving Day is less than a week away. Christmas and New Years Day will be upon us sooner than we would like. For many this is the time of the year when people get together with their families (family of birth, or…
Rank this Week: 2774

Jackson White Family Law Blog

Jackson White Family Law Blog

Covers the workings of family law, including recent legal changes, hot topics and pressing issues in this legal industry.

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/arizona-family-law/blog/
  • Oct 23

    Judge Tells Bethenny to Stop Wearing Children’s Pajama

    Judge Tells Bethenny to Stop Wearing Children’s Pajama
    The former “Real Housewives” star and husband Jason Hoppy are in the process of divorce. It seems the judge is not a fan of Bethenny Frankel or her Instagram. In fact the Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Ellen Gesmer told the star…
  • Oct 23

    Judge Tells Bethenny to Stop Wearing Children’s Pajama

    Judge Tells Bethenny to Stop Wearing Children’s Pajama
    The former “Real Housewives” star and husband Jason Hoppy are in the process of divorce. It seems the judge is not a fan of Bethenny Frankel or her Instagram. In fact the Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Ellen Gesmer told the star…
  • Oct 21

    Kris and Bruce Finally File For Divorce

    Kris and Bruce Finally File For Divorce
    The Momager to the Kardashians and Bruce Jenner both filed divorce documents on Monday after being separated for some time. The two decided the division of the $225 million dollars. For most of their married life their finances were kept…
Rank this Week: 2484