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Long Island Family Law and…

Long Island Family Law and Mediation Blog

Covers family law and mediation. By Law Office Of Darren M. Shapiro.

http://www.longislandfamilylawandmediation.com/
  • Feb 28

    Divorce Service Problems and Service by Newspaper Publication

    Divorce Service Problems and Service by Newspaper Publication
    Most people know what in hand delivery service of process of court papers looks like as they have seen process servers depicted in TV Shows and movies. Courts prefer actual hand delivery of the court papers as that is the surest way to know…
  • Feb 21

    Why Divorce Mediation? or My Observations as a Litigator and Mediator.

    Why Divorce Mediation? or My Observations as a Litigator and Mediator.
    I wear different hats now in my career since I am a litigator, certified mediator, certified collaborative law attorney and a lawyer negotiator. This blog entry will focus on divorce mediation v. divorce litigation as I do both. Overall, my…
  • Feb 13

    Should an Attorney for the Child Substitute Judgment in Custody Cases?

    Should an Attorney for the Child Substitute Judgment in Custody Cases?
    Over time, the role of attorney for the child in custody and parenting time (visitation) cases has evolved and developed in New York. Their name has changed as well since they are properly called attorney for the child(ren) now whereas the…
Rank this Week: 2384

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.indianafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 27

    Surrogacy in Recent News: Thailand, Ireland, and France

    Surrogacy in Recent News: Thailand, Ireland, and France
    This month, surrogacy has been all over the news. Surrogacy is defined as another woman carrying and giving birth to a baby for a couple who wants to have a child and has been well-established worldwide as an alternative to traditional…
  • Feb 26

    Ireland Cabinet Approves Drafting of Surrogacy Legislation

    Ireland Cabinet Approves Drafting of Surrogacy Legislation
    This week, Ireland's Cabinet gave the green light to continue drafting legislation aimed at regulating surrogacy and assisted reproduction. The proposed Bill for Assisted Human Reproduction and Stem Cell Research will cover surrogacy, embryo…
  • Feb 20

    Valentine's Day Divorce

    Valentine's Day Divorce
    While February is typically considered the month of love, many firms this month have offered free or discounted fees for filing a divorce claim. One law firm in Charleston, West Virginia accepted applications from couples that competed to…
Rank this Week: 2313

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois divorce law. From Michael Roe.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 27

    I reviewed an interesting article this…

    I reviewed an interesting article this morning on men, and how men fare in society in light of divorce and changing roles in life in a man's middle aged years. Divorce is difficult and traumatic for both men and women,...
  • Feb 16

    Illinois Divorce Lawyer: Abuse and Neglect: Healing

    Illinois Divorce Lawyer: Abuse and Neglect: Healing
    In my work in Divorce and Custody Law, I have been involved, as well, with a number of Abuse and Neglect cases in Juvenile Court. Some of these cases arise out of an initial divorce filing, and a finding is...
  • Jan 9

    As part of my law practice, I track…

    As part of my law practice, I track interesting articles relating to BPD and NPD. My clients are often benefited by having some coaching about these disorders and the best strategies for dealing with high conflict and toxic spouses. Here's...
Rank this Week: 2305

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, family law, and landlord-tenant law. By the Law Offices of James V. Sansone.

http://blog.jamessansonelaw.com/
  • Feb 24

    Grandparents Gain Visitation Rights Despite Mother's Objection

    Grandparents Gain Visitation Rights Despite Mother's Objection
    What normally happens when two people decide to divorce each other? It doesn't take a rocket scientist to answer that question: They end up hating each other. Even worse, they also end up hating their in-laws. Think about it. Didn't your…
  • Feb 10

    Getting an Annulment in Santa Rosa California

    Getting an Annulment in Santa Rosa California
    You meet the man of your dreams and you fall head over heels in love. Or you meet a woman who dazzles you and who even your own mother adores. You decide to tie the knot in a matter of months. Initially, all your interactions are dreamy.…
  • Feb 3

    Divorce and Taxes: Is Spousal Support a Debt or an Obligation?

    Divorce and Taxes: Is Spousal Support a Debt or an Obligation?
    Divorce and taxes seem to be two inescapable life scenarios for too many people. Take Texas billionaire Sam Wyly for example. He filed for bankruptcy protection in October but only after a federal jury told him to pay an estimated $400…
Rank this Week: 2446

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

By Alan Robert Burton.

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

    Extravagant Requests in Recent “Walmart Divorce”

    Extravagant Requests in Recent “Walmart Divorce”
    Paige Laurie, the granddaughter of Walmart founder James “Bud” Walton, married Patrick Bode Dubbert in a reportedly over-the-top ceremony in 2008. Prior to the marriage, the couple signed a premarital agreement that stated, should…
  • Jan 28

    Traveling Internationally with Children Following Divorce

    Traveling Internationally with Children Following Divorce
    Like any other parent, a divorced parent may wish to take their child on an international vacation to allow them to experience other countries. However, traveling to a foreign country with your child may be more complicated if you share…
  • Jan 20

    Considerations for Same-Sex Couples Prior to Marriage

    Considerations for Same-Sex Couples Prior to Marriage
    After lengthy litigation, procedural complications, and back-and-forth court decisions, same-sex marriage became legal in Florida on January 6, 2015. Numerous same-sex couples set off to legally obtain marriage licenses and tie the knot…
Rank this Week: 2288

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: 2308

Divorce And Mediation Blog

Divorce And Mediation Blog

Covers recent family and divorce law news and events. By Paul Daniel Marks.

http://www.divorceandmediationblog.com/
  • Dec 22

    Family Law Lawyers' Vacation, Problem

    Family Law Lawyers' Vacation, Problem
    As family law lawyers, we are used to emergencies - goes with the territory. Judges like to say that sorting out Christmas visitation is not an emergency, since it always comes at the same time every year. Well, that doesn't stop clients. …
  • Aug 14

    Absurdities in the Gay Marriage Debate....

    Absurdities in the Gay Marriage Debate....
    Regardless of one's position on gay rights, every thinking being has to admit that married people need to have a place to get divorced when their marriage falls apart and they meet the standards for divorce in their home state. If they…
  • Jul 11

    Shasta Superior Court Family Judge Gibson Denies Existence of Constitution

    Shasta Superior Court Family Judge Gibson Denies Existence of Constitution
    OK, so the headline is a slight exaggeration, but the effect is the same: Shasta's Judge Gary Gibson doesn't seem to think you have a Constitutional right to refuse to be a witness against yourself, and God protect the attorney who tells you…
Rank this Week: 2222

New Jersey Divorce Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Divorce Lawyers Blog

Covers family law. By Law Offices of Brian D. Iton.

http://www.newjerseydivorcelawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 9

    New Jersey Fault Grounds That Affect Alimony

    New Jersey Fault Grounds That Affect Alimony
    For years divorcing couples have heard that New Jersey courts do not consider fault when it comes to determining whether alimony should be awarded. This is true. In most cases marital fault is irrelevant to a determination of alimony.…
  • Dec 2

    Step-Parents Responsibility To Pay Child Support in New Jersey

    Step-Parents Responsibility To Pay Child Support in New Jersey
    The question often arises whether a stepparent has any responsibility to pay child support for their stepchildren. The general rule is that a stepparent has no duty to pay child support for their stepchildren. However, practically speaking,…
  • Nov 25

    New Jersey Custody Hearing Rules and Procedure

    New Jersey Custody Hearing Rules and Procedure
    The New Jersey courts use different standards to determine initial custody awards versus requests for changes to an established custody order. Initial Custody Awards When two parents have not been to court previously to decide who is the…
Rank this Week: 2456

Cardozo Law Student Chapter -…

Cardozo Law Student Chapter - Children's Rights Institute

Cardozo law student division of CRI founded by 2010 Cardozo graduates Danielle Goldstein and Benjamin Ryberg. CRI-Cardozo has over 40 student members and is dedicated to raising awareness about human rights abuses against children.

http://www.childrensrightsinstitute.org/blog/
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New York Divorce Blog

New York Divorce Blog

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

http://newyorkdivorceblog.com/
  • Jan 5

    Preliminary Conference

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

    Attorney’s fee

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

    This is a good article on common mistakes…

    This is a good article on common mistakes people make during divorces: http://www.divorce360.com/divorce-articles/law/advice/top-10-legal-mistakes-in-divorce.aspx?artid=866 For more information about New Yok Divorce visit: Divorce Attorneys,…
Rank this Week: 2347

North Texas Family Law Blog

North Texas Family Law Blog

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

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

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

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

    Two Recent Changes to the Child Support Statute

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

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

    You Can't Have Too Many People Pitching for a Kid
    A Major League baseball team has twenty-five men on its active roster. The active roster consists of the players who suit up to play in a given game. Of these twenty-five players, five will be the starting pitchers. Typically, the bullpen…
Rank this Week: 2204

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: 2170

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: 2158

PA Family Law Blog

PA Family Law Blog

Covers divorce and child custody. By the Martin Law Firm.

http://www.jbmartinlaw.com/blogs/family-law/
  • Mar 3

    How to Prepare an Effective Child Custody Agreement

    How to Prepare an Effective Child Custody Agreement
    Before finalizing your divorce, you and your spouse need to resolve issues and concerns regarding your children, typically including who will have custody of the children, custody schedules, and the amount of child and/or spousal support.…
  • Feb 17

    Pennsylvania Alimony: Adult Children and Minor Grandchildren

    Pennsylvania Alimony: Adult Children and Minor Grandchildren
    According to the Superior Court of Pennsylvania in the 2013 case of Donald Wagner, Jr. v. Suzanne E. Wagner, alimony may be awarded by a judge to provide a secondary remedy to either spouse when economic justice and the reasonable economic…
  • Feb 4

    What If Your Equitable Distribution Isn’t So Equal?

    What If Your Equitable Distribution Isn’t So Equal?
    When you go through a divorce, you’ll have to go through the process of determining how your property will be divided with your spouse. Every state handles this process differently, some states do a 50/50 split of marital property while…
Rank this Week: 2569

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/
  • Mar 2

    Maryland Court Addresses Immigration Status of Child in Divorce and Custody Proceeding

    Maryland Court Addresses Immigration Status of Child in Divorce and Custody Proceeding
    When a married couple decides to go forward with a divorce, there will undoubtedly be many tough issues to address and resolve before the proceeding is over. Many spouses often choose to put off filing for a divorce, due to the emotional and…
  • Feb 12

    Maryland Court Interprets Settlement Agreement Dividing Marital Property

    Maryland Court Interprets Settlement Agreement Dividing Marital Property
    In many divorce cases, a couple is able to reach an agreement concerning some of the key contentious issues, such as the division of marital property, alimony, child support, and the like. Of course, the parties are encouraged to find…
  • Jan 30

    Maryland Law Governs Significant Aspects of Divorce

    Maryland Law Governs Significant Aspects of Divorce
    Each state in the country has the authority to enact laws governing marriage and divorce. These laws can vary a great deal, especially when it comes to the acceptable grounds for divorce. The Maryland Family Code identifies two types of…
Rank this Week: 2472

Linda's Law Blog

Linda's Law Blog

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

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

    What is equitable?

    What is equitable?
    In Pennsylvania, we have what is known as equitable distribution of marital assets and debts during the resolution of a divorce.  Equitable is not the same thing as equal.  Many people visit our office for the first time and believe…
  • Feb 25

    Courts have significant authority to deviate from support guideline

    Courts have significant authority to deviate from support guideline
    In Pennsylvania, we have child support guidelines that essentially operate as a formula in order to determine how much child support should be paid.  The formula takes into account how much income each party earns and how many children…
  • Feb 22

    Tips for Fighting Fair

    Tips for Fighting Fair
    It is going to happen - you are going to fight with your ex-spouse or child’s other parent.  This article was written as tips for partners in an intact relationship, but they are equally relevant (perhaps with a few adjustments) to…
Rank this Week: 2633

Rochester Family Lawyer Blog

Rochester Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://rochesterfamilylawyer.korotkinlaw.com
  • Mar 1

    Enforceability of Prenuptial Agreement

    Enforceability of Prenuptial Agreement
    Prenuptial agreements can be used to resolve issues related to spousal maintenance, equitable distribution, and other issues that may come up in the event the parties decide to divorce. While I have previously written about different issues…
  • Feb 8

    Constructive Emancipation and the Child’s Conduct

    Constructive Emancipation and the Child’s Conduct
    I have previously written about constructive emancipation issue and also addresses some of the applicable law in another post.  Generally, a child can become emancipated through his actions when the child either refuses to have…
  • Jan 18

    Duration of Residency in New York as Prerequisite to Divorce Action

    Duration of Residency in New York as Prerequisite to Divorce Action
    In order to have a valid divorce action in New York, certain residential requirements have to be satisfied. Domestic Relations Law §230 requires that: 1. You and your spouse were married in New York, and either of you is a resident of…
Rank this Week: 2593

Pendleton Judicial Training…

Pendleton Judicial Training Updates

The official repository of the "Minnesota Judicial Training Updates," which provides judicial tips for judges and attorneys.

http://www.PendletonUpdates.com
Rank this Week: 2546

Harris Firm Blog

Harris Firm Blog

Covers local and national events mainly in the areas of products liability, injury law, bankruptcy, divorce and family law, and some environmental law.

http://www.theharrisfirmllc.com/harrisfirmblog/
  • Feb 26

    Rule Nisi Petition

    Rule Nisi Petition
    Contempt and Rule Nisi Petitions If you and your spouse did not reach an agreement in your divorce, and a judge decided your contested issues for you at trial, then the divorce decree should state the judge’s decision concerning such…
  • Feb 7

    Same Sex Divorces in Alabama

    Same Sex Divorces in Alabama
    Same-Sex Divorces in Alabama On January 23, 2015 the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama, in the case of Searcy v. Strange, struck down the Alabama Marriage Protection Act and the Sanctity of Marriage Amendment, declaring that…
  • Jan 21

    Divorce Modification

    Divorce Modification
    Divorce Modifications Whenever your divorce is final, you and your ex-spouse will receive a divorce decree.  This decree is an order by the judge and is to be followed by both parties.  If you and your ex-spouse reached an…
Rank this Week: 2594

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.sandiegodivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 24

    California Court Finds Community Property Omitted From Divorce Judgment

    California Court Finds Community Property Omitted From Divorce Judgment
    Dividing up marital assets, or "community property" as it is known in California, is an extremely important part of any divorce proceeding. In addition to identifying, characterizing, and valuing such assets, both spouses must be confident…
  • Feb 17

    California Court Reviews "Move Away" Order in Child Custody Case

    California Court Reviews "Move Away" Order in Child Custody Case
    In many divorce cases, spouses find it difficult to reach a mutually agreeable child custody arrangement. Parents are typically at odds with respect to the logistics and parental responsibilities in a custody dispute. There are specific…
  • Feb 10

    Without a Transcript, Court Has Limited Authority to Review Spousal Support Decision

    Without a Transcript, Court Has Limited Authority to Review Spousal Support Decision
    Couples facing divorce most certainly have a great deal on their minds, such as the financial and emotional wellbeing of their family members after the parties go their separate ways. There are many practical considerations to address, such…
Rank this Week: 2764

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
  • Feb 24

    New FMLA rule extends rights to same-sex spouse

    New FMLA rule extends rights to same-sex spouse
    The state of same sex marriage might be in flux in Texas but federal law, following the Supreme Court decision in 2013’s United States v. Windsor, is clear that any valid marriage must be treated equally. A problem that arose under FMLA…
  • Feb 12

    10 Issues That Will Make Your Divorce More Expensive

    10 Issues That Will Make Your Divorce More Expensive
    I help clients with divorces and post-divorce actions like enforcement, contempt and modification primarily in the Dallas and Fort Worth / North Texas area. In such a large metropolitan area my clients range in family size, financial assets,…
  • Feb 9

    Can you count on the EEOC to file a lawsuit for you?

    Can you count on the EEOC to file a lawsuit for you?
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released its 2014 performance report recently with some disappointing results about how charges of discrimination (the employment discrimination complaints filed with the EEOC) are resolved.…
Rank this Week: 2461

Our Family Wizard Blog

Our Family Wizard Blog

Focuses on ideas that could reduce conflict, improve communication, protect children and help move families forward.

http://www.ourfamilywizard.com/ofw/index.cfm/blog/
  • Feb 23

    Common Family Law Term

    Common Family Law Term
    For those who feel they may need a crash course in family law lingo, here are a few common family law terms.
  • Feb 11

    Getting Kids Talking to Their Parents About Divorce

    Getting Kids Talking to Their Parents About Divorce
    Parents talking with their kids about divorce is a healthy part of getting the whole family through the divorce process. 
  • Feb 10

    Talking to your kids about divorce

    Talking to your kids about divorce
    It can come as a great shock to kids that their mom and dad have decided to stop living together, and it’s hard for parents to know exactly how a child will take the news.
Rank this Week: 2943

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/
  • Feb 23

    Facing the Financial Culture Shock of Divorce

    Facing the Financial Culture Shock of Divorce
    One of the biggest obstacles couples face after divorce is adjusting to their new financial status. The joint income that previously sustained one household now has to cover two. Making sure your finances are in order is a big step…
  • Feb 9

    How Custody is Determined

    How Custody is Determined
    One of the most difficult and emotionally charged decisions facing couples contemplating divorce involves the custody of the children. Most agree that, whenever possible, equal involvement in the child’s life on the part of both parents…
  • Jan 26

    Divorce Issues Can Linger Long After the Final Decree Is Signed

    Divorce Issues Can Linger Long After the Final Decree Is Signed
    January is often referred to as “Divorce Month” by some relationship professionals, while others think a more accurate description would be the month in which people start researching their options. In either case, there seems to…
Rank this Week: 2683

Family Law Matters Blog

Family Law Matters Blog

Covers New York family law. By Deborah Hope Wayne.

http://www.familylawmatters-blog.com/
  • Feb 21

    Prenups 101: Back to Basics!

    Prenups 101: Back to Basics!
    After working on a variety prenups for all different types of clients over the years, I've realized that no matter the situation, everyone can benefit from some basic information on prenuptial agreements. I wanted to provide answers to some…
  • Feb 10

    Home is Where the Children Are: Tips for Creating a Comfortable Second Home for Your Child

    Home is Where the Children Are: Tips for Creating a Comfortable Second Home for Your Child
    The importance of keeping the children's interests at heart and the best ways to handle communication with children is often emphasized through the divorce process. No matter how old the children may be, they react to their parents' divorce…
  • Feb 3

    Economic Partnerships: A Short Case Study on Marital Debt

    Economic Partnerships: A Short Case Study on Marital Debt
    Once a new year starts, I see a lot of articles focusing on how to give yourself a fresh start financially, and have a generally fiscally responsible year. Some pieces take the approach of the best ways to pay down your debt, while others…
Rank this Week: 2564

California Family Law Paralegal

California Family Law Paralegal

Features legal information, stories and cases related to California family law. By Lori Paul.

http://californiafamilylawparalegal.com/
  • Feb 19

    OREGON COUPLE CHARGED WITH MURDER IN INFANT’S STARVATION DEATH

    OREGON COUPLE CHARGED WITH MURDER IN INFANT’S STARVATION DEATH
    As reported by NBC News and the Associated Press, an Oregon couple has been charged with murder after their infant son starved to death, police said. Amanda Hancock, 22, and Stephen Williams Jr., 27, of Glendale, Oregon, were arrested Tuesday…
  • Feb 12

    Cockatoo mimics Fighting Divorcing Couple

    Cockatoo mimics Fighting Divorcing Couple
    In an article in Today Pets, Elaine Sigmon, of Maiden, North Carolina, adopted the melodramatic bird about a month and a half ago. In the market for a new pet, she and her husband, Don, had visited a German shepherd breeder named Neil…
  • Dec 19

    Re-Homing Adopted Kid

    Re-Homing Adopted Kid
    According to an article in the ABA Journal, see the full article here, “among pet owners, ‘re-homing’ an unwanted dog or cat is a relatively straightforward process. The owner who seeks an alternative home often places…
Rank this Week: 2478

New York Divorce and Family Law…

New York Divorce and Family Law Blog

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

http://brandeslaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2739

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

Covers Massachusetts family and divorce law. By Nancy R. Van Tine.

http://www.massachusettsdivorcelawmonitor.com/
  • Feb 3

    3 Cases That Significantly Impact Alimony Law

    3 Cases That Significantly Impact Alimony Law
    Hi there, As promised, here is an in-depth explanation of the new decisions from the Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) on the Alimony Reform Act, by my talented and knowledgeable partner, Robin Lynch Nardone. Best, Nancy On January…
  • Jan 30

    Breaking News on Alimony Law!

    Breaking News on Alimony Law!
    Hi there, The Supreme Judicial Court has just rendered its decision on the modification of judgements on alimony for cases that predate the Alimony Reform Act. Decisions on three cases, Chin v. Merriot (SJC 11715), Rodman v. Rodman (SJC…
  • Dec 23

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday
    Hi there, As Hanukkah draws to a close and Christmas begins, may you and your families have a wonderful and healthy holiday season. See you in 2015! Best, Nancy  
Rank this Week: 2814

Divorce and Family Law in Tarrant…

Divorce and Family Law in Tarrant County, Texas

Discusses family law and divorce issues. By Dick Price.

http://dick-price.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 1

    New Year. New Start.

    New Year. New Start.
    With a new year upon us, you may be deciding to take charge of your life.  You may be in a marriage that you know is going nowhere and which is slowly draining you of your energy and happiness.Even with that realization, change can be…
  • Dec 1

    Having Happy Holidays!

    Having Happy Holidays!
    December can be one of the best times of the year or one of the worst. With the holiday season comes  opportunities for families to get together and spend extra time together.  When families are split up, the time has to be divided.…
  • Sep 1

    Who Do You Want to Decide Your Future?

    Who Do You Want to Decide Your Future?
    Here's a simple rule for divorces:  Despite what some people think, divorces are not simple or clear cut, unless there are literally no kids and no assets.  That eliminates cases where there kids, but you think you can agree on…
Rank this Week: 2784

The Law Office of Christine M…

The Law Office of Christine M Bechtold, LLC

Covers Georgia family law.

http://bechtold-law.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 24

    Merry Christma

    Merry Christma
    Merry Christmas from The Law Office of Christine M Bechtold, LLC.
  • Oct 15

    Can I Just Use Uncontested Divorce Forms Online?

    Can I Just Use Uncontested Divorce Forms Online?
    "An uncontested divorce is when both spouses agree to most, if not all, of the division of assets, finances, and child custody and visitation of minor children. This type of divorce decreases the Court requirements and legal fees…
  • Jun 30

    Independence Day 2014

    Independence Day 2014
    Independence Day is one of the most important federal holidays in the United States commemorating the Declaration of Independence, which declared our independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. bechtold-law.blogspot.com. …
Rank this Week: 2976

Upstate New York Family Lawyer…

Upstate New York Family Lawyer Blog

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

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

    #620 Burn. It. Down.

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

    #619 Profiles In Douchebaggery

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

    #618 Criminals With Badges, Janitors With Gun

    #618 Criminals With Badges, Janitors With Gun
    So, yeah, I'm back. I went off the grid way back in the middle of summer and it felt so good that I didn't want to come back. I even unplugged from the news. Well, for a while at least. And, when I did come back, I was too angry about the…
Rank this Week: 2465

electronic divorce attorney

electronic divorce attorney

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

http://electronicdivorceattorney.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    Unfounded CPS Complaints Lead to Loss of Custody

    Unfounded CPS Complaints Lead to Loss of Custody
    We have seen this movie at our law firm on a few occasions.  A maladjusted parent attempts to enlist the machinery of the state in a bid to gain custody by making false or trumped-up allegations of abuse against the other spouse or…
  • Oct 18

    Senate Bill Prevents Lawyers From Soliciting in Newly Filed Divorce

    Senate Bill Prevents Lawyers From Soliciting in Newly Filed Divorce
    We lawyers are not supposed to be soliciting anyway, as it is expressly prohibited in the Rules of Professional Conduct.  But over the years, a small group of divorce lawyers, unable to get clients any other way, send solicitation…
  • Sep 26

    Active Military Duty Mom Loses Custody via Court of Appeal

    Active Military Duty Mom Loses Custody via Court of Appeal
    Here is a tough choice: to serve your country through military service, or to continue being the primary care provider for your preschooler.  That is the decision a Wayne County mother had to make recently as she contemplated her options…
Rank this Week: 2898

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/
  • Nov 19

    California’s Proposition 47, Felonies, and Orange County Court

    California’s Proposition 47, Felonies, and Orange County Court
    Finally, the problem of overcrowding in prisons is beginning to be alleviated. Thanks to California voters, Proposition 47 was passed on November 4th, 2014. This not only begins a process that will lead to less crowded prisons due…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2826

Houston Divorce Lawyer Blog

Houston Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Texas divorce and family law. By Scott Morgan.

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

    How to Break the News of Divorce to Your Kid

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

    A Tale of Two Divorce Client

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

    Facebook and Divorce – Interview on Fox New

    Facebook and Divorce – Interview on Fox New
    This was an interview of Scott Morgan in 2010 on Fox Houston on how facebook can be an issue in divorce cases. There had been a lot of publicity at the time about facebook “causing” divorces. It is still common that facebook and…
Rank this Week: 2848

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/
  • Oct 7

    Same-Sex Marriage Bans Come Tumbling Down

    Same-Sex Marriage Bans Come Tumbling Down
    Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court chose to do nothing, which, ironically, resulted in the most widespread impact on the marriage equality movement to date. The Supreme Court’s inaction – its decision not to review three…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2786

Law Matters Blog

Law Matters Blog

Covers Vermont family law and estate planning. By the Law Offices of Bucknam Black Brazil PC.

http://vtlegalhelp.com/our-blog/
  • Sep 18

    Vermont’s Star Chamber Blacklists The Poor

    Vermont’s Star Chamber Blacklists The Poor
    Imagine living in a Vermont where you, without any notice, are put on a secret government blacklist so that you are prohibited for life from earning a livelihood in hundreds of occupations. Imagine the only way to be removed from the…
  • Mar 20

    What you should know about employment discrimination

    What you should know about employment discrimination
    What you should know about employment discrimination Employers and employees are usually aware that discrimination in the work place is illegal. The definition of illegal discrimination, however, can be difficult to understand. As I have…
  • Mar 20

    What you should know about employment discrimination

    What you should know about employment discrimination
    What you should know about employment discrimination Employers and employees are usually aware that discrimination in the work place is illegal. The definition of illegal discrimination, however, can be difficult to understand. As I have…
Rank this Week: 2591

Family Law Source

Family Law Source

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

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

    Father Reasonably Withheld Support for College Tuition

    Father Reasonably Withheld Support for College Tuition
    Parents who are divorcing in Pennsylvania often express willingness to pay for their children’s college tuition when the time should come.  Some parents even put their commitment in writing. Yet, as this case demonstrates,…
  • Sep 7

    Child Support Agreement Does not Limit Father’s Obligation

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

    College Support Agreement Enforceable in Pennsylvania

    College Support Agreement Enforceable in Pennsylvania
    Divorced and separated parents in Pennsylvania with children going off to college may wonder who is responsible for paying the tuition. A recent Superior Court court decision reminds us of the law governing college support in Pennsylvania.…
Rank this Week: 2965

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/
  • Sep 10

    DIVORCE LAWYER CHICAGO

    DIVORCE LAWYER CHICAGO
    Marie Fahnert is a divorce lawyer in Chicago, Illinois. She has devoted her career exclusively to family law and the associated financial and child-related issues of maintenance (spousal support), child-custody, child-support, division of…
  • Aug 5

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  • Aug 1

    Does ethnicity matter in a divorce?

    Does ethnicity matter in a divorce?
    When I saw Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED speech, The danger of a single story, it brought back memories of case I dealt with last year. Maybe if the people involved in the case had seen this video, they would have been more aware of…
Rank this Week: 2711

My Arizona Criminal, Child Abuse…

My Arizona Criminal, Child Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Focuses on the intersection of family and criminal law. By Gregg R. Woodnick, PLLC.

http://woodnicklawchildcustody.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 19

    Calling the Police and What To Do When They Arrive

    Calling the Police and What To Do When They Arrive
    Michael Brown. Eric Garner. Debra Harrell. These are the three names that Yale Law fellow Emily Bazelon gives as examples for her police-averse policy in her Slate article, “Why I Don’t Call the Police.” In the article,…
  • Aug 19

    Calling the Police and What To Do When They Arrive

    Calling the Police and What To Do When They Arrive
    Michael Brown. Eric Garner. Debra Harrell. These are the three names that Yale Law fellow Emily Bazelon gives as examples for her police-averse policy in her Slate article, “Why I Don’t Call the Police.” In the article,…
  • Aug 13

    Sex Offender Registry Injustice

    Sex Offender Registry Injustice
    What was once a well-intentioned law that was meant to make the community a safer place has spiraled into a witch hunt looking to burn alive anyone who wears a pointed hat. While no one would argue that sex offenders … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 2607

New Jersey Divorce Law Blog

New Jersey Divorce Law Blog

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

http://www.njdivorcelawyerblog.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2851

Arnold & Wadsworth Blog

Arnold & Wadsworth Blog

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

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

    The Mad Hatter Rules of Civil Procedure

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

    Arnold & Wadsworth verse Cragun Law Firm

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

    Advice for Dads When Fighting for Child Custody

    Advice for Dads When Fighting for Child Custody
    If you’re a father looking to obtain joint or sole custody of your child or children, you are likely in need of some high-quality counsel—this can be an extremely stressful time, to say the least. When it comes to child custody…
Rank this Week: 2765

Puryear Law Blog

Puryear Law Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The Importance of Remaining Silent when Accused of a Crime

    The Importance of Remaining Silent when Accused of a Crime
    When accused of a crime, most people will naturally wish to express their innocence and explain exactly how they have done nothing wrong. It is only human nature to want to defend oneself against accusations. However, doing so can be…
Rank this Week: 2935

Cobb County Divorce Lawyer

Cobb County Divorce Lawyer

Covers divorce law. By Diane Cherry.

http://cobbcountydivorcelawyer.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 2755

Georgia Adoption Law Blog

Georgia Adoption Law Blog

Covers adoption law issues in Georgia, including independent adoptions, agency adoptions, step-parent adoptions, relative adoptions, and international adoptions. By Stephen Worrall.

http://www.gaadoptionlaw.com/
  • Nov 18

    We're Moving!

    We're Moving!
    I am consolidating the content of all of our blogs at our Georgia Family Law website. Please join us there for new posts and to find all of our old posts.
  • Jun 22

    10 Things Adoptive Parents Should Know (From An Adoptee’s Perspective)

    10 Things Adoptive Parents Should Know (From An Adoptee’s Perspective)
    I found a great article on the "Diary of a Not-So-Angry Asian Adoptee" blog today. The entire article is here. But here are the bullet points from the article:
  • Sep 11

    New China Consulate Appointment Policy

    New China Consulate Appointment Policy
    As a result of changes under the Hague Adoption Convention, U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou will only schedule adoptions appointments for applicants who have both an approved I-600A or I-800A form and a current fingerprint clearance from the FBI.…
Rank this Week: 2603

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: 2508

Family Law Update

Family Law Update

Covers California family law. By Kring & Chung Attorneys LLP.

http://www.kcfamilylawupdate.com/
  • Oct 8

    Wage Garnishment and Domestic Support Orders: Know Your Rights and Responsibilitie

    Wage Garnishment and Domestic Support Orders: Know Your Rights and Responsibilitie
    The two most common types of support orders in family law are for child support and spousal support. A child support order, for example, specifies a certain amount of money to be paid per month for the support of a child. In a bad economy,…
  • Aug 22

    Guideline Child Support in California

    Guideline Child Support in California
    By: Hoang-Anh Zapien When parties with children begin the divorce process, the first question they usually have is, “How much do I have to pay?” or “How much will I get?” in child support. In the state of California, the term…
  • Apr 5

    Evidence in a Divorce and/or Custody Hearing

    Evidence in a Divorce and/or Custody Hearing
    Many hearings in the family court involve supplying the court with evidence as to your claims. Only relevant and competent evidence can be received and considered by the court. Not every scrap of paper accumulated is going to be…
Rank this Week: 2770