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Maryland Divorce Legal Crier

Maryland Divorce Legal Crier

Covers divorce, child support, child custody, alimony, equitable property distribution, father's rights, mother's rights, family law, and laws on divorce. By James Gross.

http://mddivorcelawyers.com/legalcrier
  • Jul 25

    The Morning of Trial

    The Morning of Trial
    The morning of the divorce trial, lawyer Fred Holmes, woke up at 5:00 am without an alarm clock. He stumbled downstairs to feed the cat and the fish. He put away the dishes from the dishwasher, fixed himself a bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios, and…
  • Jul 8

    Spurious Correlation

    Spurious Correlation
    I read today that heavy use of social media correlates well with the divorce rate.  I’m thinking is it social media that creates marital difficulty or is it people who are in unhappy marriages spend more time on social media? …
  • Jul 7

    Facebook Predicts Which Relationships Will Last

    Facebook Predicts Which Relationships Will Last
    Facebook has developed an algorithm that predicts whether your relationship will last or not. Researchers looked at 1.3 million Facebook users to determine their “dispersion”. Dispersion is the extent of overlap in two…
Rank this Week: 2244

The Oregon Divorce Blog

The Oregon Divorce Blog

Provides divorce and family law information. By Stephens Margolin P.C.

http://oregondivorceblog.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 2199

Family Law Topics

Family Law Topics

Covers family and divorce law. By Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP.

http://www.familylawtopics.com/
  • Jul 23

    A Major Blow to Obamacare? Depends on who you ask

    A Major Blow to Obamacare? Depends on who you ask
    In an odd twist, just hours apart, two Federal Appellate Courts came out with different answers to the same questions, regarding a provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, (also known as the “ACA” or…
  • Jul 7

    The High Cost of a DIY Divorce Agreement

    The High Cost of a DIY Divorce Agreement
    Family law attorneys help people with their divorces and also with issues that arise after a divorce. Resolution of post-divorce issues is governed by the Marital Settlement Agreement (divorce agreement), which contains both parties’…
  • Jun 11

    On Father’s Day and Divorced Dad

    On Father’s Day and Divorced Dad
    Perhaps the most traumatic repercussion of a divorce is the inability to see one’s children every day. I have met many a client who has refused to pursue a divorce merely because he could not contemplate separation from his children.…
Rank this Week: 2180

Orange County Criminal Attorneys…

Orange County Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers criminal justice, family law and Orange County DWI news. By Lauren Johnson, Attorney At Law

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

    Criminal Conviction For Drug Possession Overturned Because DNA Evidence Too Weak

    Criminal Conviction For Drug Possession Overturned Because DNA Evidence Too Weak
    According to SF Gate, a San Francisco man named Gale Joseph Young was recently freed from prison after the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal determined the DNA evidence against Young was too week to sustain the conviction. After serving six years…
  • Dec 23

    The Dos and Don'ts of Medical Marijuana Cultivation in California

    The Dos and Don'ts of Medical Marijuana Cultivation in California
    Despite the legalization of growing medical marijuana in California in 1996, it still remains illegal under federal law to grow, sell, or use the drug. Those who do grow within the state's regulations do not usually find any problems with the…
  • Dec 16

    Four Arrested for the Alleged Kidnapping and Torture of Medical Marijuana Proprietor

    Four Arrested for the Alleged Kidnapping and Torture of Medical Marijuana Proprietor
    Last week, four people were charged for their involvement in an alleged kidnapping that ended with a man's penis being cut off. According to a report by the NY Daily News, one of the group members had conducted business with a medical…
Rank this Week: 2376

Tulsa Family Law Blog

Tulsa Family Law Blog

Covers family law and dispute resolution. By the Law Firm of Naylor, Williams & Tracy, Inc.

http://tulsafamilylaw.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 10

    Oklahoma Judicial Appointment Process Threatened – Say No to SJR21

    Oklahoma Judicial Appointment Process Threatened – Say No to SJR21
    It’s silly season in the Oklahoma Legislature. One of the silliest ideas is to put politicians in charge of the commission that nominates Oklahoma judges. Lawmakers are threatening to abolish the commission and freeze judicial salaries…
  • Feb 22

    Is your son or daughter throwing away their higher education?

    Is your son or daughter throwing away their higher education?
    Originally posted on Gary Direnfeld, MSW, RSW:I commonly see parents of young adults in university/college where the student is throwing away their education, putting more time towards partying and recovery than studying and earning grades.…
  • Jan 15

    Oklahoma Same-Sex Marriage Opinion Summarized

    Oklahoma Same-Sex Marriage Opinion Summarized
       In a landmark ruling, a federal judge in Oklahoma strikes down the Oklahoma Constitution’s ban on same-sex marriage.  Judge Terence C. Kern found on Tuesday that denying same-sex couples the right to a marriage license…
Rank this Week: 2382

GTH Estate Planning Blog

GTH Estate Planning Blog

Covers Washington estate planning and family law issues. By Gordon Thomas Honeywell.

http://www.gthestateplanning.com/
  • Feb 13

    We have common-law marriage, right?

    We have common-law marriage, right?
    People tend to throw around the term "common-law marriage" to refer to couples who have lived together for a long time. The implication is that by living together, without getting the legal document, the spouses have acquired some rights in…
  • Feb 6

    Update your beneficiary designation

    Update your beneficiary designation
    When you get a new job, you have to fill out a lot of forms. There are a lot of choices to make. Often, one of those is picking a beneficiary designation for your 401(k). Or perhaps years ago you started a retirement account with a lovely…
  • Jan 30

    Estate planning in your 20s and 30

    Estate planning in your 20s and 30
    Most people in their first few decades don't have any estate planning done, and certainly don't have it at the top of their to-do list. But there are good reasons a person in their 20s or 30s should consider putting their intentions in…
Rank this Week: 2154

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: 2196

Kevin Hickey Law Blog

Kevin Hickey Law Blog

Covers divorce, child custody and family law issues, focused on Arkansas law.

http://kevinhickeylaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 1

    Don’t Forget Your Digital Property in Your Divorce Settlement

    Don’t Forget Your Digital Property in Your Divorce Settlement
    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!An interesting article from attorney Deborah G. Matthews caught my eye and left me with a stark conclusion: When it comes to dividing your marital assets in…
  • Sep 26

    Alaska Anyone? (Part I)

    Alaska Anyone? (Part I)
    For years I have heard from people about the lures of Alaska.  From those that have taken cruises there.  From those that have travelled there to fish.  From those that have travelled there to view the landscapes and the…
  • Sep 26

    What’s Venue, and Why Should You Care?

    What’s Venue, and Why Should You Care?
    In any litigation, including divorce cases, one of the first decisions that must be made is where to file the case. Even when both parties reside in the same state, different courts might have the legal authority to hear the case –…
Rank this Week: 2329

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: 2201

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: 2211

The Child Support Web

The Child Support Web

Offers news and views on child support and child support enforcement.

http://www.childsupportweb.com/index.php
Rank this Week: 2183

The Dallas Divorce Blog

The Dallas Divorce Blog

Unravels the tangled world of Divorce and Family Law in Texas. By Chris Schmiedeke.

http://chrislawyerblog.com
  • Jul 29

    Standard Visitation in August

    Standard Visitation in August
    August is upon us and the return to school is looming in the near future. For the Texas Standard Visitation Order that means we get back to our regular schedule. For weekend possessions this month, the non-custodial parent will get the…
  • Apr 30

    May Standard Possession Order in Texa

    May Standard Possession Order in Texa
    May is upon us.  Let’s review the applicable weekend and weekday visitations under the Texas Standard Possession Order. The father that exercises standard visitation will have the child(ren) on Friday the 2nd, 16th and 30th…
  • Apr 23

    Agreed Divorce – Flat fee vs. Forms Pros and Con

    Agreed Divorce – Flat fee vs. Forms Pros and Con
    In my previous post in this series we discussed what exactly an agreed or uncontested divorce is.  While I specifically write about Texas issues, I suppose many of these ideas are similar around the country. This post is written assuming…
Rank this Week: 2664

Divorce Field

Divorce Field

Analyzes athletes' family law issues to explain how family law works to the average consumer.

http://divorcefield.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    Orders Are Not Magic Wand

    Orders Are Not Magic Wand
    This issue has been popping up a lot lately with my clients, clinic clients and in talks with other attorneys.   So I thought I would write about it in so I can just print it off and save my vocal cords.   If you are involved…
  • Jun 9

    The Power of Two

    The Power of Two
    One night at clinic, I was chatting with a client and I realized how much in family law revolves around the number 2.   Which makes sense.   In family law, you are taking 1 family and splitting it into 2.   Fortunately, that is…
  • Feb 23

    From Whom Are You Taking Legal Advice?

    From Whom Are You Taking Legal Advice?
    Probably the most common thing I hear as a family law attorney is "My brother's cousin's best friend's nephew told me I can get [x] in my case."   X, of course, being whatever the person talking to me really wants to happen in the…
Rank this Week: 2461

DivorceSolicitor

DivorceSolicitor

Covers divorce, pre-nuptial agreements, and separation. By Lynne Bastow.

http://divorcesolicitor.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 24

    What's The Deal with Holiday Contact for the non resident parent?

    What's The Deal with Holiday Contact for the non resident parent?
    This can be an area of never ending dispute.Something that should be a pleasure turns into a battle. When parents separate some find it hard to accept that the other parent - who has different parenting values, skills and attitudes has a say…
  • Jul 4

    Is £700,000.00 legal fees value for money?

    Is £700,000.00 legal fees value for money?
    Here is a post that was lying fallow in my draft box:A Judge has expressed despair over a wealthy family that have legal fees in excess of £700,000.00 and their case is still focused on a preliminary issue as reported in The Telegraph…
  • Nov 19

    Do you believe him? Scot Young on the Rack

    Do you believe him? Scot Young on the Rack
    Britain's most acrimonious divorce continues.Scot Young is facing some tough questions.Is he bankrupt or is he a liar hiding vast wealth?Whatever he appears too clever for his own good.As reported in the The Telegraph he is facing this…
Rank this Week: 2549

Sanns Mediation World of ADR

Sanns Mediation World of ADR

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

http://sannsmediation.com/wordpress
  • Jul 21

    Name Change in a Divorce in NJ

    Name Change in a Divorce in NJ
    New Jersey law allows either spouse in the divorce process to change their name.  N.J.S.A. 2A:34-21 reads in pertinent part: The court, upon or after granting a divorce from the bonds of matrimony to either spouse … may allow…
  • Jul 16

    Power-of-Attorney Restricted in Divorce Case

    Power-of-Attorney Restricted in Divorce Case
    A Superior Court Judge in Ocean County ruled that unless a person has been declared incompetent and needs the assistance of a guardian, that person must appear in court for a divorce in person.  In a case of first impression, Judge…
  • Jul 16

    Expectations During a Divorce

    Expectations During a Divorce
    One of the biggest causes of anxiety for people considering a divorce is the unknown expectations about the process.  Elinor Robin explains in this Huffington Post article about some expectations to have: Expect the courts to move in…
Rank this Week: 2483

Dallas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Dallas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Texas family law issues. By Guest & Gray.

http://www.dallasdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 16

    What’s the Law in Texas on Challenging Mediated Settlement Agreements?

    What’s the Law in Texas on Challenging Mediated Settlement Agreements?
    In Texas, if a mediated settlement agreement is properly executed you cannot challenge it.  Texas Family Code Section 153.0071(d) and (e) mandate that courts shall issue an order in compliance with a mediated settlement agreement. …
  • Jul 15

    Can I Fix an Error in a Final Decree or Order?

    Can I Fix an Error in a Final Decree or Order?
    If you have a final decree or final order in a family law case with an obvious mistake from what the trial court ordered or the parties agreed, you can get it fixed through what is called a Nunc Pro Tunc.  The key is that this mistake…
  • Jul 3

    Should You Sign a Waiver of Service?

    Should You Sign a Waiver of Service?
    Your spouse has filed for divorce but tells you that you guys can agree on everything and that you do not need an attorney.  They also tell you that you do not even have to be served by process server but instead that you can sign a…
Rank this Week: 2397

Family Law & Divorce Information…

Family Law & Divorce Information in Houston, Texas

By Busby & Associates.

http://busby-lee.com/familylawblog
  • Jul 3

    Houston divorce and family law mediator

    Houston divorce and family law mediator
    MichaelHouston divorce and family law mediators My name is Michael Busby. I am a divorce and family law attorney who practices in Harris and Ft. Bend County Texas. Most of the mediators listed are older attorneys who rely primarily on…
  • Jun 22

    Divorce lawyer for Service Memeber

    Divorce lawyer for Service Memeber
    MichaelDivorce lawyer for Service Members I frequently receive call from former, reserve, and active military with questions on family law and divorce.  How does there service effect the divorce.  Benefits are going to be determined…
  • Jun 14

    Best Divorce Lawyer Houston

    Best Divorce Lawyer Houston
    MichaelBaby Lawyers In looking for a attorney to represent you for the dissolution of your marriage, the demographics are much like social hierarchy.  There are some lawyers who are very good with small estates, but have not dealt with…
Rank this Week: 2654

Maryland Lawyer Blog

Maryland Lawyer Blog

Covers consumer protection law, appeals, and family law. By the Law Office of Jason Ostendorf LLC.

http://www.ostendorflaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 26

    How To Find Hidden Assets In A High-Income Divorce

    How To Find Hidden Assets In A High-Income Divorce
    Uncovering hidden assets is the bane of attorneys handling high income divorce cases. Any lawyer can use interrogatories and a request for production of documents, spot issues from facts and construct an argument that advances the…
  • Jan 22

    Modification of Child Custody and Visitation in Maryland

    Modification of Child Custody and Visitation in Maryland
    Once the court makes a child custody and visitation determination, the arrangement is very difficult to modify. Under Maryland law, a parent who wishes to modify a court order regarding custody and visitation must meet the heavy burden of…
  • Jul 18

    Housing Finance Reform: Government Reinventing the Wheel Rather Than Sticking With What Worked

    Housing Finance Reform: Government Reinventing the Wheel Rather Than Sticking With What Worked
    Housing finance reform has been at the center of debates on how to ensure a stable economy since the Great Depression. Recently, in light of the 2007 economic crisis, lawmakers introduced a new bill in the Senate to address reforms. The bill…
Rank this Week: 2599

Houston Divorce Lawyer Blog

Houston Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Texas divorce and family law. By Scott Morgan.

http://houstondivorce.com/blog
  • 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…
  • May 23

    Key Property Division Valuation Issues in Texas Divorce

    Key Property Division Valuation Issues in Texas Divorce
    The typical procedure for Texas divorce lawyers to analyze property division in a divorce case is to put all the assets and liabilities on a spreadsheet and fill in the values.  At that point the division usually starts to make sense as…
Rank this Week: 2500

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/
  • 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…
  • Apr 24

    Divorce Using Paralegal Service Lacks Cost-Benefit

    Divorce Using Paralegal Service Lacks Cost-Benefit
    When someone (or some couple) is getting divorced, and has no disputes, the case often is suited for being drafted up by a paralegal service.  Divorce paralegal services tend to be low-cost, but are able to complete the divorce paperwork…
  • Mar 5

    Same Sex Marriage and the Residence Requirement

    Same Sex Marriage and the Residence Requirement
    In order to have standing to proceed with a marriage dissolution in Minnesota, the petitioning party must have resided (or been domiciled) in Minnesota for at least 180 days.  When gay marriage was legalized in Minnesota, however, a new…
Rank this Week: 2406

Alabama Law Blog of William…

Alabama Law Blog of William Pfeifer

Covers Alabama law.

http://williampfeifer.com/blog
  • May 19

    Alabama ‘McLendon standard’ in child custody modification appeal

    Alabama ‘McLendon standard’ in child custody modification appeal
    Our Alabama appellate law practice often handles custody issues in post-divorce modification cases. These are situations where the parties have already gone through a divorce, one party was awarded custody, and then the other party has later…
  • May 19

    AAJ Paralegal of the Year Award – Nominations Now Open

    AAJ Paralegal of the Year Award – Nominations Now Open
    The American Association for Justice (AAJ) is now accepting nominations for their Paralegal of the Year Award for 2014. Sponsored by Advocate Capital, the award is to recognize the work of Paralegal Affiliate members…
  • May 7

    Alabama Appellate Briefs – Citation to the Record on Appeal

    Alabama Appellate Briefs – Citation to the Record on Appeal
    An issue that sometimes arises in Alabama appellate court practice is the failure of a party to provide proper citations to the record on appeal. The record on appeal refers to the compilation of the trial transcript, trial exhibits, and the…
Rank this Week: 2437

McLean County Divorce

McLean County Divorce

Covers Illinois family law. By Jon D. McLaughlin.

http://mcleancountydivorce.blogspot.com/
  • May 9

    Interesting Postnuptial Agreement Case in Illinoi

    Interesting Postnuptial Agreement Case in Illinoi
    In re Marriage of Iqbal Illinois Appellate Court http://www.illinoiscourts.gov/Opinions/AppellateCourt/2014/2ndDistrict/2131306.pdf Postnuptial agreement (PNA) signed by parties was unenforceable as it violates public policy. PNA gives…
  • Mar 20

    Eavesdropping Statute

    Eavesdropping Statute
    People v. Clark and People v. Melongo Today, in two separate decisions, People v. Clark, 2014 IL 115776, andPeople v. Melongo, 2014 IL 114852, the Illinois Supreme Court considered the constitutionality of several…
  • Feb 14

    Federal Judge Grants Class Action

    Federal Judge Grants Class Action
    Federal Judge Grants Class Action 2/12/14 Federal Judge Grants Class Action for all Medicaid-Eligible Children Under the Age of 21 who have been Diagnosed with a Mental Health or Behavioral Disorder in the State of Illinois…
Rank this Week: 2412

Law Blog

Law Blog

By Foreman & Caraciolo, P.C.

http://www.theharrisburglawyers.com/law-blog/
  • May 9

    Do Grandparents have Standing to Pursue Custody of a Grandchild?

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

    Pennsylvania State Police Lack Standing to Pursue SORNA Appeal

    Pennsylvania State Police Lack Standing to Pursue SORNA Appeal
    The Pennsylvania State Police filed seventy-three (73) appeals to the Superior Court after the Commonwealth and defendants in those cases entered into negotiated plea agreements which would alter registration requirements the defendants would…
  • May 8

    Can you Legally Spank your Children in Pennsylvania?

    Can you Legally Spank your Children in Pennsylvania?
    Our Commonwealth has long recognized the parental right to use corporal punishment.  This parental right is specifically protected by statute and specifies that the use of force on a minor is justified if that person is either the parent…
Rank this Week: 2667

Ohio Social Security Disability…

Ohio Social Security Disability Blog

Covers family law, criminal law, and social security SSD/SSI ssues in Ohio. By the Law Offices of John T. Nicholson.

http://www.johntnicholson.com/ohiolawblog/
  • May 26

    SSA ruling indicates that focus of disability inquiry should be on capacity to work, not ability to find a job

    SSA ruling indicates that focus of disability inquiry should be on capacity to work, not ability to find a job
    SSA ruling indicates that focus of disability inquiry should be on capacity to work, not ability to find a job  SSR 64-47c The claimant, a high school graduate who had worked in various capacities in carpentry, including foreman and…
  • Mar 24

    Social Security disability rules for Lupu

    Social Security disability rules for Lupu
    How to win my disability case for a lupus diagnosis? Systemic lupus erythematosus, or simply lupus, is evaluated in the immune system section of the Disability Evaluation Under Social Security disability handbook, more commonly known as the…
  • Feb 10

    Delays in Ohio Social Security Disability claims hurt claimant

    Delays in Ohio Social Security Disability claims hurt claimant
    Social Security Disability Delays Impact Vulnerable Patients Unfortunately it is becoming all to common for those applying for Social Security Disability benefits to suffer delay after delay while their claims languish in a bureaucratic mess…
Rank this Week: 2462

DIY Divorce in Florida

DIY Divorce in Florida

Offers free legal tips to people representing themselves in Florida divorces. By Pamela S. Wynn.

http://diydivorce.typepad.com/diy_divorce_in_florida/
  • Mar 27

    Alimony Reform

    Alimony Reform
    PLease visit my law office blog to read about 2013 alimony reform www.pamelawynn.com/blog
  • Sep 19

    Florida Financial Affidavit - To File or Not to File?

    Florida Financial Affidavit - To File or Not to File?
    Those divorcing couples who have made Scalesagreements as to the property and children often want to skip filing a Florida financial affdiavit because
  • Aug 16

    What Does a Remand Mean in Your Divorce Case?

    What Does a Remand Mean in Your Divorce Case?
    If you are one of the lucky ones and succeed in your appeal, the appeallate court may "remand" your DIY divorce case to the trial...
Rank this Week: 2420

Back in the Black Hills

Back in the Black Hills

Covers South Dakota criminal law, family law and estate planning issues. By Tana Fye.

http://backintheblackhills.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 4

    ICWA and the SCOTUS

    ICWA and the SCOTUS
    For only the second time, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear a case involving the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA).  This Reuters article describes the situation as a "human tragedy," which pretty much can describe any case…
  • Oct 9

    First Amendment, Pastors, and the IRS

    First Amendment, Pastors, and the IRS
    I thought that this story (here and here) was fascinating.  Currently churches can lose their 501(c)(3) status if the pastor endorses candidates, as the church is no longer purely a religious organization.
  • Sep 28

    Right to Counsel for Children

    Right to Counsel for Children
    This link has a report card for each state on a child's right to counsel.  South Dakota only earns a D.  This report card is based on laws actually on the books, not based on how those laws are applied by the Courts. When we look at how the…
Rank this Week: 2542

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/
  • Jul 31

    Announcement

    Announcement
    I have exciting news to share with my readers, I have moved to new firm home! I am now leading the family law practice of Mirsky Policastri LLC. I will still be practicing family law, including divorces, separation agreements, prenuptial...
  • Jul 30

    What is the correct jurisdiction for your case?

    What is the correct jurisdiction for your case?
    There may be more than one possible jurisdiction for your case. There are several considerations, and can sometimes be tricky. One consideration is that you will have to be able to establish "personal jursidiction" over the Defendant in the…
  • Jul 16

    Home alone

    Home alone
    I regularly receive inquiries from parents about the age at which children can be left alone. There have been recent publicized cases about children left alone. In Maryland, there is no simple answer. It is prohibited to leave a child...
Rank this Week: 2815

The Kielich Law Firm Blog

The Kielich Law Firm Blog

Covers employment law, personal injury and family law issues related to Texas and federal law.

http://kielichlawfirm.com/blog
  • Jul 29

    EEOC Issues New Pregnancy Discrimination Act Guidance

    EEOC Issues New Pregnancy Discrimination Act Guidance
    Employment blogs this week were en fuego a couple weeks ago with discussion of the new Pregnancy Discrimination Act guidance from the EEOC. (It must have brought a lot of traffic to the EEOC because their website crashed for a few days this…
  • Jul 23

    Can my employer make me waive FMLA protection?

    Can my employer make me waive FMLA protection?
    No, an employer cannot require you to sign a waiver of protection under FMLA for future leave protected under FMLA or protection from discrimination on the basis of prior use of FMLA leave. Department of Labor regulations on FMLA prohibit…
  • Jul 12

    EEOC lands $180,000 settlement with employer who fired an employee for eating chip

    EEOC lands $180,000 settlement with employer who fired an employee for eating chip
    Ok, the headline sounds crazier than the actual facts behind this case, which involves a disability discrimination suit based on a wrongful termination. The case was brought in a California federal district court against the employer,…
Rank this Week: 2781

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/
  • Jul 28

    Statewide Efforts to Collect Delinquent Child Support Payments Results in 760 Arrest

    Statewide Efforts to Collect Delinquent Child Support Payments Results in 760 Arrest
    Earlier this month New Jersey law enforcement officials apprehended 760 parents who were delinquent on their child support payments, collecting about $130,996 of the $14,856,998 owed in back payments. In Warren County alone, 14 people, owing…
  • Jul 14

    Scams to Steal Savings, Pensions and Even Medical Information often Target Senior Citizen

    Scams to Steal Savings, Pensions and Even Medical Information often Target Senior Citizen
    Numerous types of scams ranging in complexity from simple deceptions to elaborate Ponzi schemes are conducted every day. Unfortunately, these frequently are directed at senior citizens, perhaps the one segment of society that has the least…
  • Jun 30

    Alimony Reform Bill Wins State Assembly Approval

    Alimony Reform Bill Wins State Assembly Approval
    The New Jersey Senate today approved a bill designed to reform the State’s outdated alimony laws. The bill, which won State Assembly approval last week and would impact future divorce agreements if adopted, represents a compromise of…
Rank this Week: 2934

Synorlaw

Synorlaw

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

http://www.synorlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 24

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

    Kathryn J. Synor is now ranked Top 10 Under 40 attorney for excellence in the field of Family Law for 2014!
    Kathryn J. Synor of the Law Office of Kathryn J. Synor, LLC has been selected by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys as nationally ranked Top 10 Under 40 attorney for excellence in the field of Family Law for … Continue…
  • May 30

    Trusts: The Advantages and Disadvantage

    Trusts: The Advantages and Disadvantage
    Only a few years ago, people set up living trusts almost exclusively to save on taxes. Today, they are used to avoid Probate and for other purposes. This article explains the living trust. It is not meant to be a … Continue reading…
  • May 8

    TRIAL TIPS FOR CLIENTS

    TRIAL TIPS FOR CLIENTS
      TRIAL TIPS FOR CLIENTS Preparation is the key to successfully presenting accurate information in court.         WHAT TO WEAR? We advise our clients to dress conservatively. Court is a somber, conservative and…
Rank this Week: 2785

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Jul 21

    The Quick, Easy, and Cheap Arkansas Divorce

    The Quick, Easy, and Cheap Arkansas Divorce
    Quick, Easy, and Cheap Arkansas Divorce I talk to a lot of people who need divorces. Everyone wants them to be quick and easy, and most want them to be cheap. To that end, many of these people don’t have much money and want advice about…
  • Jul 15

    Grandparent Visitation in Arkansa

    Grandparent Visitation in Arkansa
    Grandparent Visitation If you want to understand the law, you have to understand this: It’s about striking a balance between competing interests (or rights, as the case may be). The law surrounding grandparent visitation in Arkansas is…
  • Jun 18

    July 2014 MEE Subject

    July 2014 MEE Subject
    In the spirit of ongoing generosity (and remembering how incredibly stressful that studying for the Bar was), here are my predictions for the MEE section of the July 2014 Bar: 1) a Civ Pro question (surprise there always is); 2)…
Rank this Week: 2734

electronic divorce attorney

electronic divorce attorney

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

http://electronicdivorceattorney.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 13

    Digital Precautions in Preparation for Divorce

    Digital Precautions in Preparation for Divorce
    So you've decided to take that fateful step and file a complaint for divorce.  Prior to doing so, consider these tips, mostly taken from USA Today reporter Kim Kommando's article reprinted in the Freep.1.  Change Passwords.…
  • Jun 20

    Family Court Judge Did Not Violate Teenager's Constitutional Rights Excluding Her From Parents' Custody Hearing

    Family Court Judge Did Not Violate Teenager's Constitutional Rights Excluding Her From Parents' Custody Hearing
    By:  Timothy P. FlynnThis is a case with an important message from the Ohio Supreme Court.  Thus, while the In Re AG opinion, released yesterday, does not bind family courts here in Michigan, it is nevertheless…
  • May 21

    Lawyers Should Not Interview Children in Custody Dispute

    Lawyers Should Not Interview Children in Custody Dispute
    Even the thought of some of our colleagues, cornering the little children of their clients in a conference room in order to elicit a parental preference, causes recurring nightmares.  Fortunately, the Michigan Court of Appeals agrees,…
Rank this Week: 2997

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

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

http://massfamilylawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 13

    Jury mistrials caused by the Internet

    Jury mistrials caused by the Internet
    Many people think that jury trials are proceedings in which a jury looks to discover the truth. In practice, jury trials are a search for justice and fairness. Justice does not necessarily mean a search for truth. Justice, in a court…
  • Jul 8

    Massachusetts and the right of privacy in our homes.

    Massachusetts and the right of privacy in our homes.
    According to a recent stories on the internet, a drone was used to spy on a woman in her home. Two men were seen flying a drone with a video screen showing a display from a camera on the drone. In other words, using the drone as a high-tech…
  • Jun 26

    Criminal Law and Double Jeopardy by Michael S. Berg, guest blogger

    Criminal Law and Double Jeopardy by Michael S. Berg, guest blogger
    One commonly misunderstood concept in criminal law is that of double jeopardy. The Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution states that no person shall "be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb."…
Rank this Week: 2830

Massachusetts Family & Divorce…

Massachusetts Family & Divorce Mediation Blog

Covers divorce, separation and other family-related matters. By Larri Tonelli Parker.

http://parkermediation.net/
  • Jul 2

    It’s not too late to RSVP!

    It’s not too late to RSVP!
    It’s not too late to register for Customer Appreciation Day tonight 5-7PM We are stocked up and ready to help you kick off the 4th of July Holiday! For all to enjoy, see you soon.      
  • Jun 12

    Congratulations class of 2014!

    Congratulations class of 2014!
  • May 27

    Memorial Day

    Memorial Day
              Feeling grateful while celebrating Memorial Day week, with family, friends, old friends and new friends, experiencing optimism, good karma and happy people.   “Happiness is someone to love,…
Rank this Week: 3035

Florida Family Lawyer Blog

Florida Family Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida divorce issues. By Law Offices of Steven E. Blumenthal.

http://www.floridafamilylawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 24

    Reasons to Hire a Guardian ad Litem for Your Time-Sharing Case

    Reasons to Hire a Guardian ad Litem for Your Time-Sharing Case
    I’ve written before about the role of a Guardian ad Litem (GAL). I want to focus in this post on some of the reasons you might consider seeking appointment of a GAL for your case, and the process for getting a GAL. I’ll use the…
  • Mar 18

    How To Talk with Your Spouse About Collaborative Divorce

    How To Talk with Your Spouse About Collaborative Divorce
    So you are interested in a collaborative divorce – in keeping the divorce from becoming a fight in court, and believe it is a process that would work for you and your spouse. A next question is whether your spouse is interested in this…
  • Dec 20

    Collaborative Divorce – Is a “Paradigm Shift” for You?

    Collaborative Divorce – Is a “Paradigm Shift” for You?
    Paradigm Shift may sound to you like a phrase a consultant would use – it reminds me a little of a meeting I was in many years ago, when the consultant in the room talked about different community agencies and institutions…
Rank this Week: 3100

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/
  • Jun 18

    Family Offense Statute Declared Unconstitutional

    Family Offense Statute Declared Unconstitutional
    In People v Golb, ___NY3d __,2014 WL 1883943 (2014) the Court of Appeals held that (Penal Law § 240.30(1)(a), aggravated harassment in the Second Degree   was unconstitutional, under both Federal and State law because it was vague…
  • Jun 4

    Important New Decisions - June 1, 2014

    Important New Decisions - June 1, 2014
    Pendente Lite Maintenance -  Domestic Relations Law § 236(b)(5-a) - Second Department Holds That  Formula Amount Is Intended to Cover All of a  Payee Spouse's Basic Living Expenses, Including Housing Costs, the Costs of…
  • May 9

    Temporary Maintenance Cap Adjusted

    Temporary Maintenance Cap Adjusted
    Temporary Maintenance Guidelines Cap Adjusted to $543,000As of January 31, 2014, the Income Cap under the Temporary Maintenance Guidelines has been adjusted from $524,000 to $543,000. TheTemporary Maintenance Worksheet and Calculator may…
Rank this Week: 2854

Law Blog of William L. Pfeifer,…

Law Blog of William L. Pfeifer, Jr.

Covers Alabama family and criminal law topics.

http://williampfeifer.com
  • May 19

    Alabama ‘McLendon standard’ in child custody modification appeal

    Alabama ‘McLendon standard’ in child custody modification appeal
    Our Alabama appellate law practice often handles custody issues in post-divorce modification cases. These are situations where the parties have already gone through a divorce, one party was awarded custody, and then the other party has later…
  • May 19

    AAJ Paralegal of the Year Award – Nominations Now Open

    AAJ Paralegal of the Year Award – Nominations Now Open
    The American Association for Justice (AAJ) is now accepting nominations for their Paralegal of the Year Award for 2014. Sponsored by Advocate Capital, the award is to recognize the work of Paralegal Affiliate members…
  • May 7

    Alabama Appellate Briefs – Citation to the Record on Appeal

    Alabama Appellate Briefs – Citation to the Record on Appeal
    An issue that sometimes arises in Alabama appellate court practice is the failure of a party to provide proper citations to the record on appeal. The record on appeal refers to the compilation of the trial transcript, trial exhibits, and the…
Rank this Week: 3112

The Interplay Between Bankruptcy…

The Interplay Between Bankruptcy and Divorce Law in Virginia

Explores the effect of a bankruptcy on divorce and other family law matters in Virginia, as well as the effect of a divorce or other family law matter on a bankruptcy. By James H. Wilson, Jr.

http://bankruptcydivorceblawg.com
Rank this Week: 2977

Texas Collaborative Law Blog

Texas Collaborative Law Blog

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

http://texascollaborativelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 15

    What to Expect: How Easy is Collaborative Law?

    What to Expect: How Easy is Collaborative Law?
    Some people think that if you choose to work out your divorce issues and you agree to not go to court, you have elected to use a nice, simple, easy process.  While the process is generally nicer than litigation and is intended to at…
  • Mar 1

    Discussing Why You Want to Use Collaborative Law

    Discussing Why You Want to Use Collaborative Law
    There's an important discussion that needs to take place, but which is often overlooked, at the start of a Collaborative Law case.  People choose to use the process for many different reasons, sometimes being influenced by more than one…
  • Feb 15

    Is Collaborative Law Faster than Litigation?

    Is Collaborative Law Faster than Litigation?
    Is Collaborative Law faster?  Usually, BUT it's not necessarily "fast".The Collaborative process is deliberate.  We follow a Roadmap that is logical and efficient.At our first joint meeting, we usually explain the process, make sure…
Rank this Week: 2822

Ocala Divorce Lawyer Blog

Ocala Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.ocalafamilylaw.com/Ocala-Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Mar 13

    Divorce Questions to Ask at the End of a Marriage

    Divorce Questions to Ask at the End of a Marriage
    The importance of asking questions cannot be underestimated in life, especially when the questions are asked prior to undergoing divorce proceedings. Florida residents who prepare themselves by performing the necessary research prior to…
  • Feb 26

    Shared parenting may become a new form of child custody

    Shared parenting may become a new form of child custody
    Divorces are difficult on the spouses, but it can be even worse if there are children involved. The decision of which Florida parent has custody of the child can lead to bitterness and can be emotionally trying on the child....
  • Feb 20

    Tips for a smoother Florida divorce transition

    Tips for a smoother Florida divorce transition
    Going through the process of a separation can be difficult for both parties. The proceedings may go decidedly smoother if an individual is prepared mentally and has all of the appropriate paperwork from the very beginning. Florida residents…
Rank this Week: 3144

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: 2726

Divorce With Respect

Divorce With Respect

Covers California divorce issues. By Bartholomew & Wasnicky LLP.

http://sacramentodivorcewithrespectattorney.com/
  • Oct 30

    Documents to Update After Your Divorce

    Documents to Update After Your Divorce
    Once your divorce decree becomes final, you’ll need to update many documents to reflect your newly single status and change beneficiaries. Many people only consider life insurance policies and updating their driver’s license if…
  • Oct 29

    How to Handle Your Ex Talking Negatively About You to Your Kid

    How to Handle Your Ex Talking Negatively About You to Your Kid
    Kids say the darnedest things, but when your children come home and tell you the negative comments they’ve heard about you from your ex, it can be infuriating. Hearing accusations, curse words, and negativity from your ex is one thing,…
  • Oct 29

    Should You Tell Your Kids About Your Ex-Spouse’s Affair?

    Should You Tell Your Kids About Your Ex-Spouse’s Affair?
    Making the decision to tell your children about your ex’s affair is entirely personal. Some spouses, out of spite, want the children to know what a “lousy so and so” the other parent is. Others want to sweep it under the…
Rank this Week: 2735

Chicago Family Law Blog

Chicago Family Law Blog

Covers child custody, child support, divorce and property division. By Alan Pearlman.

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

    Tax Issues Relating to Qualified Domestic Relations Orders and Divorce

    Tax Issues Relating to Qualified Domestic Relations Orders and Divorce
    An increasingly large portion of the assets of married couples consist of rights to payments and stock from pension plans.  In many states such assets are subject to division during a divorce.  Divorce and division of property…
  • Apr 30

    Severing the Parental Rights of Inmates and the Constitutionality of Restricting Visitation

    Severing the Parental Rights of Inmates and the Constitutionality of Restricting Visitation
     According to the Child Welfare League of America, an estimated 200,000 children have a mother in prison, and at least 1.6 million children have a father in prison. As such, many children have been forced to enter the foster care…
  • Dec 31

    Same-Sex Marriages and the Federal Defense of Marriage Act

    Same-Sex Marriages and the Federal Defense of Marriage Act
    The federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was signed into law by President Clinton on September 21, 1996.  DOMA defines "marriage" to consist exclusively as a heterosexual union of a man and a woman.  Further, DOMA directs federal …
Rank this Week: 2766

Practical Legal Advice

Practical Legal Advice

Covers consumer and family law issues in Florida. By Carolyn R. Jones.

http://nefloridalawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 16

    Can You file suit for Alienation of Affection in Florida

    Can You file suit for Alienation of Affection in Florida
    Alienation of affection(s) is a legal action, a tort based on willful and malicious interference with marriage relations by a third party. The elements constituting the cause of action are wrongful conduct of the defendant, plaintiff's loss…
  • Nov 15

    At what age does Florida allow children to stay alone?

    At what age does Florida allow children to stay alone?
    Florida does not have a stead fast rule regarding the age that children can stay home alone. Instead the Department of Children's and Families does offer guidance to parents at the criteria they need to consider prior to allowing there…
  • Jul 5

    How Child Support is Determined in Florida

    How Child Support is Determined in Florida
    Child support is a substantial commitment. Under Florida law, child support payments are intended to be used for your child's portion of expenses such as rent, electricity, food, transportation, and his or her hobbies/entertainment. …
Rank this Week: 3123

Tennessee Divorce Lawyer Blog

Tennessee Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Tennessee divorce and family law. By Mary Frances Parker.

http://www.tennesseedivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Update on Grandparent Visitation Case

    Update on Grandparent Visitation Case
    Last month, we posted about a recent Tennessee Court of Appeals decision regarding grandparents' rights. We explained that the Tennessee grandparent visitation statute does not address the standard of proof for a grandparent or parent to…
  • Jul 29

    Can I Date While My Divorce Is Pending?

    Can I Date While My Divorce Is Pending?
    Going through a divorce is a difficult process - financially and emotionally. Many clients can't wait for the day their divorce will be final so that they can move on with their lives. Some spouses even look forward to dating other people,…
  • Jun 19

    Can My Child's Other Parent Move Without My Permission?

    Can My Child's Other Parent Move Without My Permission?
    Summer is here, and prime moving season is upon us. We have had several phone calls over the past few weeks about whether a non-married parent may move, despite the other parent's objection. The answer is... usually, yes.
Rank this Week: 2886