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Wald Law Blog

Wald Law Blog

Covers family law. By Deborah Wald.

http://debwald.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 30

    Happy Thanksgiving from Waldlaw

    Happy Thanksgiving from Waldlaw
    Just a quick note to wish my readers a belated Happy Thanksgiving!  I have been trying to soak in the peace and quiet after a very hectic November, and hope you all also are enjoying the opportunity to relax with loved ones over this…
  • Nov 24

    The Miller-McKenna Custody Battle and the Rights of Pregnant Women

    The Miller-McKenna Custody Battle and the Rights of Pregnant Women
    My dear friend Maggie Geddes, employment lawyer extraordinaire, sent me a note this morning about an article she saw in today's New York Times.  Although I had not previously been aware of the Miller-McKenna case discussed in the…
  • Nov 15

    Reporting Back from the AAARTA/ABA Conference in Charleston

    Reporting Back from the AAARTA/ABA Conference in Charleston
    I spent most of this past week at a conference on cross-border assisted reproduction, co-sponsored by the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys (AAARTA) and the Assisted Reproductive Technology Committee of the…
Rank this Week: 1901

Maine Divorce Law Blog

Maine Divorce Law Blog

Covers all aspects of Maine family law, including divorce, separation, child support, mediation, spousal support, child custody and property rights. From Al Nye.

http://www.mainedivorcelawblog.com/
  • Oct 30

    Discretion by Allison Lotta

    Discretion by Allison Lotta
    Discretion by Allison Lotta Touchstone $25.00 hardcover, 321 pages, 978-1-4516-4484-5 (2012)  
  • Oct 15

    Patriots choke against Seattle

    Patriots choke against Seattle
    The Patriots blew a 13 point lead in the 4th quarter against the Seahawks and lost 24-23. This, unfortunately, seemed to be the Patriots of old. Think about last season. How did the Pats lose games? The offense sputtered and seemed…
  • Oct 5

    Taken 2 has arrived

    Taken 2 has arrived
    Taken 2 has just hit the theaters and my daughter Ali wants to see it bad. I enjoyed the first one too and will wait until she gets home from college at Thanksgiving so we can see it together. Anyone else out there waiting to see Laim Neeson…
Rank this Week: 1834

California Divorce and Family Law

California Divorce and Family Law

Covers celebrity marriages, child custody, child support, divorce, paternity, prenuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements, remarriage and taxes. By Jeffrey Lalloway.

http://oc-divorce.typepad.com/california_divorce_and_fa/
  • Aug 7

    The Best Thing to do After Divorce or Breakup: Yoga

    The Best Thing to do After Divorce or Breakup: Yoga
    Divorce, even at its most amicable, can cause an enormous amount of stress, anger, worry, confusion, and resentment. People often struggle to find ways to overcome the negative feelings that face them. However, in a recent study conducted by…
  • Aug 7

    'Gray Divorces' rising

    'Gray Divorces' rising
    More Baby Boomers couples in Fairfax County are calling it quits. A recent study by an area law firm shows residents older than 55 are divorcing at increasingly high rates. Calling the county "the divorce capital of Virginia," the Arlington…
  • Aug 6

    Stevie Wonder files for divorce

    Stevie Wonder files for divorce
    Stevie Wonder, 62, is ending his 11-year marriage to fashion designer Kai Millard Morris. According to a report at www.tmz.com, the Saginaw-born Wonder filed for divorce Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court using his legal name: Stevland…
Rank this Week: 1837

Prop 8 On Trial

Prop 8 On Trial

Daily reports from the same-sex marriage trial by Berkeley Law students

http://prop8.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Sep 5

    Perry v. Schwarzenegger becomes Perry v. Brown

    Perry v. Schwarzenegger becomes Perry v. Brown
    The same Perry attorneys head back to court Tuesday, but their arguments will appear under a new docket name: Perry v. Brown. In March, the federal courts updated the names of the Perry defendants to reflect California’s newly-elected…
  • May 21

    Civil marriage and its history: Cott as the key to Prop 8?

    Civil marriage and its history: Cott as the key to Prop 8?
    For more than twenty years, Harvard history professor Nancy Cott has studied family, gender, marriage, and citizenship. In 2000, she published Public Vows: A History of Marriage and the Nation, and in 2010, she took the stand in Perry v.…
  • Feb 17

    California Supreme Court to hear standing issue

    California Supreme Court to hear standing issue
    The California Supreme Court announced Wednesday that it would re-enter the legal battle surrounding same-sex marriage and seek to hear further arguments by September. Perry v. Schwarzenegger, the federal lawsuit challenging…
Rank this Week: 2063

Divorce: New York

Divorce: New York

By Neil Cahn, PLLC.

http://www.divorceny.com/
  • Apr 21

    Is There a 50-mile Relocation Rule in the Metropolitan Area?

    Is There a 50-mile Relocation Rule in the Metropolitan Area?
    One of the most difficult tasks facing family law judges is balancing the competing interests of each parent and the children in relocation cases. However, two recent Second Department decisions might indicate that a 50-mile rule is emerging.…
  • Apr 14

    Wife Awarded $475,000/Year Rent Received by Husband for East Hampton Residence She Was To Occupy

    Wife Awarded $475,000/Year Rent Received by Husband for East Hampton Residence She Was To Occupy
    A wife has been awarded the $475,000 annual rent received by a husband who leased out the parties’ East Hampton residence. The parties’ divorce Modification Agreement provided that the wife shall have “exclusive use and…
  • Apr 14

    Unemployment, Alone, Does Not Prove Inability To Pay Child Support

    Unemployment, Alone, Does Not Prove Inability To Pay Child Support
    Unemployment, alone, is not sufficient to avoid incarceration for the willful failure to pay child support. So held the First Department when on April 8, 2014 it affirmed the determination of Bronx County Family Court Judge Sidney…
Rank this Week: 2251

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/
  • Apr 21

    The approximation rule

    The approximation rule
    A significant shortcoming of the Model Marriage and Divorce Act and “best interest factors” statutes in general is that they provide no guidance about how the factors are to be applied in particular cases. That decision…
  • Apr 13

    Statutory “best interest” factor

    Statutory “best interest” factor
    The Uniform Marriage and Divorce Act With the demise of marital fault and moral character as guiding principles for custody decision-making, and with questions being raised about the validity and constitutionality of the maternal preference,…
  • Apr 9

    The Primary Caretaker Standard

    The Primary Caretaker Standard
    At the beginning of the twentieth century, the division of labor in America was very starkly defined along gender lines: men worked outside the home; women stayed at home and raised children. Only 6% of married women worked outside the home…
Rank this Week: 2355

Just Families

Just Families

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

http://www.justfamilies.org/
  • Apr 18

    Weekly Round-Up: April 18th, 2014

    Weekly Round-Up: April 18th, 2014
    Abortion During Congressional debates over the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, one of the main topics was whether federal and state tax dollars would be used for the purpose of abortion. The compromise was that it would be up to the…
  • Apr 12

    Weekly Round-Up: April 11th, 2014

    Weekly Round-Up: April 11th, 2014
    Education The Chancellor of the Department of Education has proposed a new regulation that will shift the guidelines for promoting 3rd through 8th grade students based on test scores to a more individual, performance based assessment.…
  • Apr 4

    Weekly Round-Up: April 4th, 2014

    Weekly Round-Up: April 4th, 2014
    Immigration New York Law School’s Safe Passage Project initiative, which assists immigrant children who are facing possible deportation with their immigration matters, was recently featured by NY Daily News. The article follows Ian, a 3…
Rank this Week: 2257

Family Law Source

Family Law Source

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

http://www.familylawyerspittsburgh.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    Suspicion of Fraud Will Not Defeat Divorce Settlement Agreement

    Suspicion of Fraud Will Not Defeat Divorce Settlement Agreement
    Couples who have settled their divorce in Pennsylvania may recall that divorce settlement agreements are final and enforceable only if there has been a full and fair disclosure of marital assets. A recent decision of the Pennsylvania Superior…
  • Apr 10

    Child Custody Alienation Tactics Backfire

    Child Custody Alienation Tactics Backfire
    Parents who are facing custody disputes in Pennsylvania may be interested in understanding how child alienation tactics are viewed by judges in Pennsylvania courts. A recent decision of the Pennsylvania Superior Court (unpublished)…
  • Feb 9

    Brutally Honest Advice to a Cheating Spouse, from Your Divorce Lawyer

    Brutally Honest Advice to a Cheating Spouse, from Your Divorce Lawyer
    Getting caught cheating is one of the most expensive predicaments someone may face in their lifetime. Scorned spouses and their divorce lawyers can find ways to make infidelity a prominent feature of their case, even if it is mostly or…
Rank this Week: 2109

Arnold & Wadsworth Blog

Arnold & Wadsworth Blog

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

http://arnoldwadsworth.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    Pros and Cons of Involving a Lawyer in Your Divorce

    Pros and Cons of Involving a Lawyer in Your Divorce
    Divorce is often a stressful and unhappy experience for both the partners and other members of the family. If not handled properly, financial, legal and emotional consequences of the process can impact the rest of your life. You and your…
  • Mar 15

    Utah Supreme Court Update, Baird v. Baird, March 7, 2014

    Utah Supreme Court Update, Baird v. Baird, March 7, 2014
    INTRODUCTION ​The Utah Supreme Court decided Baird v. Baird on March 7, 2014. In this case, the Court clarified the approach to determining whether a party has suffered “emotional distress” for purposes of obtaining a…
  • Jan 30

    Alimony Case Law Update 01/30/2014, Kidd v. Kidd and Allen v. Allen

    Alimony Case Law Update 01/30/2014, Kidd v. Kidd and Allen v. Allen
    UPDATED January 30, 2014. Alimony Case Law Update 01/30/2014, Kidd v. Kidd and Allen v. Allen Kidd v. Kidd, 2014 Utah App 26 Below is a synopsis of the recent Utah Appellate Court ruling in Kidd v. Kidd.  Although, at a glance the…
Rank this Week: 2352

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: 2363

Massachusetts Divorce & Family…

Massachusetts Divorce & Family Law Blog

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

http://massachusettsfamilylaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 2

    Alimony Statute Construed: No Credit For Time Served!

    Alimony Statute Construed: No Credit For Time Served!
    Today the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court just decided, in Holmes v. Holmes (no link yet available - see entire decision copied below this post) that temporary alimony, awarded before final judgment in a divorce action, does not have to…
  • Mar 29

    Two Excellent Family Law Blogs by Massachusetts Mediator

    Two Excellent Family Law Blogs by Massachusetts Mediator
    I have not blogged here in nearly a year, and during that time, I have discovered a number of blogs by very smart people in my field who have been blogging rather prolifically and brilliantly about Massachusetts divorce and family law.…
  • Jun 23

    Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines Revised Again

    Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines Revised Again
    The Massachusetts Trial Court has just announced the new Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines to be in effect for the next four years, beginning August 1 of this year.  Federal IV-D regulations require each state to have uniform child…
Rank this Week: 2359

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: 2412

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber,…

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber, PLLC

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

http://vaughnweberlaw.com
  • Mar 13

    Plain Language Requirement for Residential Lease

    Plain Language Requirement for Residential Lease
    There is a plain language requirement for residential leases in New York N.Y. General Obligations Law § 5-702, requires residential leases to be written in plain language. As a landlord you must insure that your…
  • Mar 13

    Police Find Gun in Purse

    Police Find Gun in Purse
    Was the warrantless search legal? FACTS Just before noon on May 23, 2008, police responded to a radio run reporting a burglary in progress at 2255 Barker Avenue in the Bronx, an apartment building participating in Operation Clean Halls, a…
  • Mar 11

    Housing Court Attorney

    Housing Court Attorney
    Court Attorneys in Landlord Tenant Proceedings Court Attorneys play a significant role in landlord tenant proceedings where the Respondent is not represented by counsel.  In the interest of judicial economy, landlord tenant cases…
Rank this Week: 2396

Texas Family Law Blog

Texas Family Law Blog

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

http://texfamlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 5

    Effect of Powerball/Lotto Win on Child Support Obligations?

    Effect of Powerball/Lotto Win on Child Support Obligations?
    A recent Powerball winner may be about to find out that winning isn’t everything, after all.According to news sources, Pedro Quezada, a resident of New Jersey, owes a judgment for unpaid child support in an approximate amount of…
  • Sep 6

    Putting a “Cap” on Child Support in Texa

    Putting a “Cap” on Child Support in Texa
    Many people believe that there is a statutory “cap” or maximum amount of child support permitted under Texas law.  This belief is only partially correct.Texas has enacted statutory guidelines which apply various percentages…
  • Mar 14

    Deviating from Texas Child Support Guideline

    Deviating from Texas Child Support Guideline
    The amount of child support based on the statutory percentage applied to an obligor’s monthly net resources is presumptive, but a court may vary from the guidelines amount – upward or downward – based on a number of…
Rank this Week: 2221

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: 2176

Sanns Mediation World of ADR

Sanns Mediation World of ADR

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

http://sannsmediation.com/wordpress
  • Jan 2

    New Year’s Resolutions for Divorced Parent

    New Year’s Resolutions for Divorced Parent
    The Huffington Post has a nice article on New Year’s resolutions for divorced parents.  Some are obvious, but not everyone may be thinking about these things. Happy New Year to all my clients and readers!   Related…
  • Dec 20

    Divorce from Bed and Board

    Divorce from Bed and Board
    New Jersey has a law on its books from 1907 that allow a divorce from bed and board, also called a limited divorce.  The law was intended to allow couples to legally divorce without also receiving a religious divorce if their religion…
  • Aug 30

    NJ Civil Unions, Federal Law and Taxes after United States v. Windsor

    NJ Civil Unions, Federal Law and Taxes after United States v. Windsor
    On June 26, 2013, the United States Supreme Court issued their opinion in United States v. Windsor.  In this case, a woman married in Canada to another woman was denied the same death (estate) tax benefits that married couples receive.…
Rank this Week: 2354

The Oregon Divorce Blog

The Oregon Divorce Blog

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

http://oregondivorceblog.com/wordpress
  • Dec 23

    Helping People During Divorce – Parenting Time Enforcement

    Helping People During Divorce – Parenting Time Enforcement
    I love helping people through difficult court cases. Saying this at a social gathering can be a conversation stopper, but it’s true. I previously blogged about my passion to help, and about helping one particular client through a very…
  • Aug 7

    When is my Oregon divorce final?

    When is my Oregon divorce final?
    I have had many divorce clients ask when is the divorce final? People in divorce want closure and finality, and many expect the divorce to be final at trial, or when they sign the judgment of dissolution of marriage, or … Continue…
  • Aug 7

    When is my divorce final?

    When is my divorce final?
    I have had many divorce clients ask when is the divorce final? People in divorce want closure and finality, and many expect the divorce to be final at trial, or when they sign the judgment of dissolution of marriage, or … Continue…
Rank this Week: 2194

904 Divorce

904 Divorce

Provides Jacksonville divorce information and resources. By Steven A. Leitman.

http://www.904divorce.com
  • Dec 8

    Parenting Coordination

    Parenting Coordination
    The Ins and Outs of Parenting Coordination For separated, divorcing, or divorced parents in Florida, it is normal to experience conflict when deciding matters concerning their children. In the past, most of these matters had to be discussed…
  • Sep 15

    Jacksonville Collaborative Divorce

    Jacksonville Collaborative Divorce
    What is a Collaborative Divorce? Through collaborative divorce, spouses enter into an acceptable agreement through their attorneys without having to go through an adversarial court trial and costly proceedings. This alternative method of…
  • Nov 18

    What to expect at the uncontested divorce final hearing

    What to expect at the uncontested divorce final hearing
    Congratulations!  If you’re reading this, then chances are you worked your case out. I wanted to let you know what to expect at the final hearing. You should have received an email detailing the date, time, and place of the final…
Rank this Week: 2209

Mogren Glessner & Roti

Mogren Glessner & Roti

Covers Washington state family law, estate planning, and probate.

http://mgrlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 30

    Passport For Child After Divorce

    Passport For Child After Divorce
    What do you do when you hear your ex-spouse plans to take your children on a vacation out of the country? What do you do? Knowing your legal rights will help put you at east and protect your relationship with your children. To take your…
  • Apr 4

    Compassion and Conviction

    Compassion and Conviction
    The following is a quote I came across from Rick Warren that I find insightful in this age of political correctness:“Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear…
  • Oct 3

    Power of Attorney for Adult Children

    Power of Attorney for Adult Children
    Do you have a Power of Attorney for your adult
Rank this Week: 2182

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: 2234

Always Family Center

Always Family Center

Covers Minnesota family conflict and divorce issues. By Carl Arnold.

http://alwaysfamilycenter.com
Rank this Week: 2142

Albuquerque Divorce Lawyer Blog

Albuquerque Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers New Mexico family and divorce law topics, including community property, child custody and property division issues. By Collins & Collins, P.C.

http://www.collinsattorneys.com/divorceblawg/
  • Oct 21

    Child Custody, Time-Sharing, Secondhand Smoke and the "Best Interests" of the Child

    Child Custody, Time-Sharing, Secondhand Smoke and the "Best Interests" of the Child
    For many years now, we've been hearing about the harmful effects of secondhand smoke. But can secondhand smoke have effects on your child custody and time-sharing in New Mexico? It appears that more and more family court judges are taking…
  • Oct 20

    Child Custody, Time-Sharing, Secondhand Smoke and the “Best Interests” of the Child

    Child Custody, Time-Sharing, Secondhand Smoke and the “Best Interests” of the Child
    For many years now, we‘ve been hearing about the harmful effects of secondhand smoke. But can secondhand smoke have effects on your child custody and time-sharing in New Mexico? It appears that more and more family court judges are…
  • Oct 14

    Grandparent Visitation in New Mexico Dictated by Best Interests of Child

    Grandparent Visitation in New Mexico Dictated by Best Interests of Child
    When divorce leads to custody battles, many grandparents may be wondering whether they'll be entitled to visitation with their grandchildren. And it's not just divorce that leads to questions of grandparents' rights to visitation. In…
Rank this Week: 2409

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: 2121

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: 2375

Hattiesburg Divorce Lawyer

Hattiesburg Divorce Lawyer

Covers Mississippi divorce and family law. By Timothy J. Evans.

http://www.hattiesburgdivorcelawyer.com
  • Nov 8

    Can You File Bankruptcy While Going Through a Divorce?

    Can You File Bankruptcy While Going Through a Divorce?
    This is a guest post from Andrew Jackson, a financial counselor in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Jul 18

    J is for Joint Custody (Part 1)

    J is for Joint Custody (Part 1)
    Joint Custody. You (and I’m including lawyers, judges, and clients in this) either love it or hate it. This will be a two-part post with this part discussing just what joint custody is, and the second part discussing ways joint custody can…
  • May 23

    I is for Income Withholding

    I is for Income Withholding
    I had a law school professor who said that a judgment isn’t even worth the paper it’s printed on; real lawyering starts when you try to collect on a judgment. Luckily, in family law, it’s a little easier to get the money your client is…
Rank this Week: 2131

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: 2345

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois divorce law. From Michael Roe.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Kane County Divorce Lawyer: Difficulties for Men in Divorce

    Kane County Divorce Lawyer: Difficulties for Men in Divorce
    From Michael Roe: every so often I will post an interesting commentary on divorce issues here at Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog. I'm not convinced that men have a necessarily worse time adjusting to divorce; I see in my female clients...
  • Mar 22

    Kane County Divorce Lawyer: The Impact of Parental Alienation on Children

    Kane County Divorce Lawyer: The Impact of Parental Alienation on Children
    The Impact of Parental Alienation on Children Every child has a fundamental need for love and protection. Published on April 25, 2013 by Edward Kruk, Ph.D. in Co-Parenting After Divorce I offer the first installment of a three-part series…
  • Feb 22

    Kane County Divorce: One Story of Parental Alienation

    Kane County Divorce: One Story of Parental Alienation
    Actor Jason Patric discusses his custody case with the mother of his child, conceived through in vitro fertilization. Patric had an ongoing relationship with the child's mother, and acted as a Dad to the child after it was born. Due...
Rank this Week: 2859

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/
  • Apr 22

    #582 Third Department Caselaw Round-Up for April 25, 2013

    #582 Third Department Caselaw Round-Up for April 25, 2013
    Usually, I engage in a cursory reading of a decision, garnering the basic facts, making a snap decision, and then discovering if the Third Department agrees with me. Most of the time, we're in agreement. Sometimes we're not, such as in SORA…
  • Apr 21

    #581 Third Department Caselaw Round-Up for April 25, 2013

    #581 Third Department Caselaw Round-Up for April 25, 2013
    Seriously, you've GOT to read the footnotes on these decisions. Why? Because the footnotes often contain much of the Court's humor. Footnotes 1, 2, and 3 were dry enough, so I expected the same from footnote 4 - only to do a spit-take all…
  • Apr 20

    #580 Third Department Caselaw Round-Up for April 18, 2013

    #580 Third Department Caselaw Round-Up for April 18, 2013
    As much as I love delving deep into a complicated decision, which might entail reading it a half-dozen times to fully glean every last nugget of wit and wisdom from it, it is refreshing every now and then to have a brief decision to review in…
Rank this Week: 2663

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers New Jersey divorce and family law. By The Law Offices of Edward R. Weinstein.

http://www.newjerseydivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    New Jersey Child Support Amnesty; A Sign of the Time

    New Jersey Child Support Amnesty; A Sign of the Time
    As a New Jersey Divorce Attorney, over the past few years I have noticed a sharp increase in consultations with clients who are seeking a reduction in their child support obligations. On the other hand, many new and previous clients have…
  • Apr 16

    When Calculating New Jersey Child Support for one child, are my other Children from Another Family Taken into Account?

    When Calculating New Jersey Child Support for one child, are my other Children from Another Family Taken into Account?
    As a New Jersey Family Lawyer for nearly twenty years, I have been asked this question countless times. Obviously, as our culture as shifted since the 1960's, folks with multiple families is quite common. So the answer in a word is, yes. …
  • Apr 9

    Is A Professional Degree Property In a New Jersey Divorce?

    Is A Professional Degree Property In a New Jersey Divorce?
    As a New Jersey Divorce Attorney, I am all too aware of the famous expression, "what's yours is mine, and what's mine is yours." Well, with some exceptions, this is not accurate in a New Jersey divorce. The most popular question by far that I…
Rank this Week: 2916

DivorceYes Blog

DivorceYes Blog

Covers Florida divorce issues. By Miller Law Associates.

http://www.divorceyes.com/wordpress/
  • Apr 21

    New Study Reveals Surprising New Divorce Trend

    New Study Reveals Surprising New Divorce Trend
    If you had to guess which age group is experiencing an increasing divorce rate, you’d probably guess young adults. After all, it makes sense that getting married at a young age can be risky and increase the odds of divorce. ……
  • Apr 17

    How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Florida Divorce Lawyer?

    How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Florida Divorce Lawyer?
    With about 80% of people getting divorced stuck in family court on their own, the truth is that the average person is under the impression they can’t afford to hire a divorce attorney. But is that really true? Does it … Continue…
  • Mar 30

    What Kids Will Want To Know About Your Divorce

    What Kids Will Want To Know About Your Divorce
    Children are curious by nature. If you’re getting divorced, they’re going to have questions…a lot of them. You need to be prepared to give your kids an age-appropriate response that will satisfy their curiosity. It might…
Rank this Week: 2547

Orlando Divorce Blog

Orlando Divorce Blog

Covers family, divorce, or estate planning laws, cases and articles. By the Meddin Law Firm.

http://meddinlaw.com/orlando-divorce-blog/
  • Apr 18

    Planning your estate with your pet in mind

    Planning your estate with your pet in mind
    By Anna E. Meddin, Esq. www.meddinlaw.com Pet estate planning has come a long way since Leona Helmsley decided to leave her fortune to her dog. You can find retirement home for pets and almost all states allow Pet Trusts. A Pet Trust is an…
  • Apr 14

    Florida Child Support – What you need to know

    Florida Child Support – What you need to know
    By Anna E. Meddin, Esq. www.meddinlaw.com Figuring out how to calculate child support in Florida can be a daunting task. This list may help make it easier for you to calculate a fair child support estimate: Average Monthly Net Income. Net…
  • Feb 11

    Where do I file for divorce?

    Where do I file for divorce?
    By Anna E. Meddin, Esq. www.meddinlaw.com In recent years, one question that has come up more often is, “Where do I file for divorce?” Generally either spouse can file for divorce if they are a resident of the state they currently…
Rank this Week: 2674

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/
  • Apr 16

    The "Good Enough" Agreement

    The "Good Enough" Agreement
    When a couple divorces, it is usually the case that neither party gets everything he or she wants. Understanding and accepting this fact before you start the divorce process can help make the process less costly - both financially and…
  • Mar 27

    Play it Where it Land

    Play it Where it Land
    I was reading an article on psychologytoday.com that highlighted a story that made me think about how important a person's response to difficult life changes, such as the end of a marriage, will drive the experience. Reading the article I…
  • Mar 14

    Questions to Ask Before Hiring Your Collaborative Divorce Attorney

    Questions to Ask Before Hiring Your Collaborative Divorce Attorney
    In my last post, I explored the idea of "doing no harm" as a collaborative divorce attorney. Some of the comments I received focused on what it means to be a collaborative professional, while others lamented the prevalence of lawyers who call…
Rank this Week: 2847

Gastonia Family Law

Gastonia Family Law

Covers family law issues in North Carolina. By McIlveen Family Law Firm.

http://gastoniafamilylaw.com/
  • Apr 15

    5 Places to go for Day Trips Outside of Charlotte

    5 Places to go for Day Trips Outside of Charlotte
    1. White Water Rafting Center: This spot is sure to provide plenty of fun! There is a white water rafting area, a ziplining area and ample bike trails. Also, there is rock climbing and an awesome restaurant to go to for lunch or dinner. On…
  • Apr 9

    Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave

    Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave
    The worst case scenario happened. You came home to find out that your once loving marriage has been torn apart because your spouse had an affair. Now what? Counseling Not all affairs are a direct line to divorce. Sometimes, an affair can be a…
  • Apr 1

    For the Love of Cat

    For the Love of Cat
    “I love cats. They are the epitome of indifference.” - Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory I have a cat. She is black and fat and when she sits with all four paws underneath her, she has a striking resemblance to what I consider…
Rank this Week: 2904

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.santarosafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    EX-SPOUSES WHO WILL NOT PAY CHILD SUPPORT

    EX-SPOUSES WHO WILL NOT PAY CHILD SUPPORT
    My ex-spouse will not pay child support. Child support is not supposed to be a voluntary commitment for divorced parents. Courts often order one parent to make payments to the ex-spouse who is primarily raising their children, for the express…
  • Apr 8

    CO-PARENTING AFTER DIVORCE OR SEPARATION

    CO-PARENTING AFTER DIVORCE OR SEPARATION
    The role of co-parenting after divorce. A divorce or separation can be extremely difficult on a couple’s children. All of a sudden, the kids go from living in a seemingly stable two-parent household to being caught in the middle of a…
  • Mar 21

    JUDGE ALLOWS CURSING TODDLER TO STAY WITH TEENAGE MOTHER

    JUDGE ALLOWS CURSING TODDLER TO STAY WITH TEENAGE MOTHER
    You may have seen the cursing toddler viral video of a two-year-old Omaha, Nebraska, toddler repeating curse words as a group of adults teach him and cheer him on. The video was released by the Omaha Police Department, ostensibly as a way of…
Rank this Week: 2701

Maryland Divorce Lawyer Blog

Maryland Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.marylanddivorcelawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 10

    What if a Maryland Paternity Test Shows You Aren’t the Father?

    What if a Maryland Paternity Test Shows You Aren’t the Father?
    If you have doubts about paternity, it is important to raise them from the start. A 2007 appeal illustrates the danger of waiting until years pass to contest or inquire into paternity in Maryland. In the case, the court considered a…
  • Apr 3

    Maryland Court of Appeals Reviews Sibling Visitation Case

    Maryland Court of Appeals Reviews Sibling Visitation Case
    Last year, this blog covered an interesting ruling by the Court of Special Appeals in which the court ruled an adult sibling found to be a Child In Need of Assistance (CINA) had no rights to visit with her younger siblings against their…
  • Mar 27

    Can Alimony Be Awarded Without Divorce?

    Can Alimony Be Awarded Without Divorce?
    It’s extremely rare for someone to request alimony separate from divorce these days, but it is possible. In an interesting 2009 case that illustrates the importance of having a family lawyer represent you through your divorce, a couple…
Rank this Week: 2529

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
  • Apr 8

    Adultery Results in 81% Property Award

    Adultery Results in 81% Property Award
    Let me begin by being as clear as possible. In the eyes of the law it is not acceptable for either you or your spouse in a pending Woodlands divorce case to engage in adultery. If you choose to disregard Read More
  • Mar 26

    VA Disability and Spousal Maintenance

    VA Disability and Spousal Maintenance
    Depending on the length of your marriage and other factors you may have a spousal maintenance issue in your Woodlands divorce case. How does the law calculate a person’s income for awarding spousal maintenance? In a Woodlands Divorce…
  • Nov 19

    Divorce Decree Language Trumps IRA Beneficiary Designation

    Divorce Decree Language Trumps IRA Beneficiary Designation
    Divorce decrees are not neutral documents. A key feature of every divorce decree is spelling out in black and white who has what rights to certain property. Since your rights to certain property are going to be restricted or protected Read…
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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/
  • Apr 6

    General Alimony Begins With a Divorce Judgment.

    General Alimony Begins With a Divorce Judgment.
    In September, 2011 the Massachusetts enacted into Law the Alimony Reform Act of 2011. This law changed completely the law of alimony in the state. It created presumptive maximum lengths of time for alimony to be received, guidelines…
  • Mar 16

    If I was married in Massachusetts can I get divorced in Massachusetts?

    If I was married in Massachusetts can I get divorced in Massachusetts?
    Same gender couples who were lawfully married in Massachusetts and have since moved to other states may find that they can't get divorced in the state where they reside. Their state of residence may define marriage as consisting of one man…
  • Mar 2

    In Massachusetts, search warrants are required to obtain Cell Phone Location Data.

    In Massachusetts, search warrants are required to obtain Cell Phone Location Data.
    If you watch police shows on tv you have seen episodes where the police go to their computer and pull up a suspect's cell phone's number and then access cell tower information and show the physical location of the suspect. This…
Rank this Week: 2558

Massachusetts Divorce Blog

Massachusetts Divorce Blog

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

http://www.massachusetts-divorce.com/blog/
  • Apr 2

    Temporary Alimony is NOT General Term Alimony

    Temporary Alimony is NOT General Term Alimony
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court added new clarification today in its opinion in the Holmes case (see full opinion here). In Holmes, Husband was ordered to pay temporary alimony during the pendency of the divorce modification…
  • Mar 12

    Child Support is Becoming More Complex

    Child Support is Becoming More Complex
    I used to tell my clients that child support was a straight forward issue.  Prior to the August 2013 Child Support Guidelines, I believed that it was.  If one parent had primary custody of the child/ren then to determine income,…
  • Jan 19

    Massachusetts man discusses how he got divorced for only $1,500.

    Massachusetts man discusses how he got divorced for only $1,500.
    One of the most important discussions that I have with my clients is the financial cost of getting divorced.  The reality is that litigation of a divorce is cost prohibitive for a lot of people.  The good news is that there are…
Rank this Week: 2918

Linda's Law Blog

Linda's Law Blog

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

http://lindakernslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    As most people familiar with child custody…

    As most people familiar with child custody litigation know, when a trial court decides an award of physical or legal custody, the judge must address the sixteen factors in the custody statute and delineate the reasons for the decision on the…
  • Feb 7

    What is Co-parenting Counselling and How Can it Help?

    What is Co-parenting Counselling and How Can it Help?
    My colleague, Stephanie Newberg, M.Ed., MSW, LCSW wrote a detailed, informative article regarding parenting your children after separation.  As an experience co-parenting counselor, she explains the process and provides tips.  Read…
  • Feb 4

    Who claims the kids?

    Who claims the kids?
    Every year, about this time, the Internal Revenue Service updates its very helpful Publication 504 Divorced or Separated Individuals.  Nothing substitutes for the advice of an experienced accountant and attorney but Publication 504,…
Rank this Week: 2454

Domestic Diversions

Domestic Diversions

Covers relationships, families and family law.

http://domesticdiversions.com
  • Apr 1

    Essentials, priorities and lifestyle choices: How to set up a quick budget

    Essentials, priorities and lifestyle choices: How to set up a quick budget
    LearnVest offers a simple budgeting rule to apply instantly to your household. Your take-home pay is allocated among three categories: essentials [50%], priorities [20%], and lifestyle choices [30%]. Laura Shin writes (excerpt): The 50/20/30…
  • Mar 30

    Graceful disagreement: Guidelines for giving and taking honest feedback

    Graceful disagreement: Guidelines for giving and taking honest feedback
    On Being highlights the work of Brené Brown and offers us guidance on compassionate criticism. Mariah Helgeson writes (excerpt): I’m ready to sit next to you rather than across from you. I’m willing to put the…
  • Mar 22

    A Journey: From nursing to foster caring to parenting to individual adoptions to family

    A Journey: From nursing to foster caring to parenting to individual adoptions to family
    Senior Judge Bernard A. Friedman issued his decision after trial in DEBOER v SNYDER, Civil Action No. 12-CV-10285 (E.D. Mich. 2014). He determined that the Michigan Marriage Amendment, a 2004 voter-approved amendment to the Michigan…
Rank this Week: 2824

Florida Divorce & Family Law…

Florida Divorce & Family Law Blog

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

http://bauerfamilylaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    Same Sex Marriage and Divorce in Florida?

    Same Sex Marriage and Divorce in Florida?
    Every now and then I come across an article that I think is interesting to the masses and not only to those people who believe that a divorce or separation is imminent. Today in Hillsborough County a same sex couple is attempting to…
  • Nov 27

    5 things that will drive divorcees nut

    5 things that will drive divorcees nut
    I Recently came across an article about the things that drive divorce people crazy. I find that the five things that his writer finds to be annoying about their own divorce to be truly universal with most of the people and cases that I…
  • Aug 14

    Designation for other Legal Purposes v. School Designation

    Designation for other Legal Purposes v. School Designation
    Florida is a progressive state in that it does not recognize a primary parent or even a majority parent. We have time-sharing of children and in most cases, except those very unique cases, the parties also share parental responsibility. …
Rank this Week: 2596

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: 2936

Nolo's Divorce, Custody, and…

Nolo's Divorce, Custody, and Family Law Blog

Covers divorce, chil support, child custody and mediation.

http://blog.nolo.com/divorce/
  • Mar 10

    Teen Sues Parents for Financial Support and Tuition

    Teen Sues Parents for Financial Support and Tuition
    Last week we saw a flurry of news reports regarding Rachel Canning’s lawsuit against her parents for child support and school tuition. Much of the media focus has been on Rachel’s “bad girl behavior,” rather than the…
  • Feb 11

    The DOJ Extends Federal Benefits to Same-Sex Spouse

    The DOJ Extends Federal Benefits to Same-Sex Spouse
    On Saturday, February 8, 2014, United States Attorney General Eric Holder announced that in an effort to implement the Supreme Court’s historic decision in United States v. Windsor, the Department of Justice (which includes all of…
  • Dec 30

    Same-Sex Marriage is Legal in Utah

    Same-Sex Marriage is Legal in Utah
    On Friday, December 20, 2013, U.S. District Judge Robert Shelby struck down Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage, saying it violates the equal protection rights of gay and lesbian couples. As news of the ruling broke, hundreds of same-sex…
Rank this Week: 2870

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/
  • 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…
  • Jan 14

    Divorce Corp. Review

    Divorce Corp. Review
    The point of going to see a documentary at a movie theatre is to blend entertainment with getting some insight into the documentary’s topic, right?  Divorce Corp. is neither entertaining nor insightful.  But it probably is not…
  • Jan 14

    Child-Inclusive Mediation

    Child-Inclusive Mediation
    As an attorney, I have been involved in countless parenting disputes, mediations and evaluations in which the issue of a child’s preference is considered, or ruled out, as a factor.  The Minnesota custody statute sets forth the…
Rank this Week: 2669

Fahnert Family Law Office

Fahnert Family Law Office

Discusses how to avoid mistakes and obtain a better outcome in your divorce. By Marie Fahnert.

http://www.justdivorceblog.com/
  • Mar 5

    The beauty of old-fashioned euphemism

    The beauty of old-fashioned euphemism
    Sometimes I wish I lived in the old days where issues were described so delicately. For example, in the mid 19th century, divorced people were referred to as “victims” of divorce. According to the book Euphemania by Ralph Keyes,…
  • Feb 18

    Using Tint to find missing children.

    Using Tint to find missing children.
    I just discovered this social media aggregator called Tint. It basically gathers feeds and posts them together in a pretty way. So for example, it can mix-up all the feeds from your twitter, Facebook, and linked-in accounts into one single…
  • Feb 5

    Divorce in 1860s Chicago

    Divorce in 1860s Chicago
    In 1860, the town of Naperville received “world-side notoriety” when it hosted the Burch divorce case. At the time, the case “had just about as much notoriety as the O.J. Simpson case does today.” The case was to have…
Rank this Week: 2799