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Alabama Divorce & Family Law…

Alabama Divorce & Family Law Attorney Blog

Covers Alabama divorce and family law issues. By Steven D. Eversole.

http://www.birminghamdivorceblog.com/
  • Jun 29

    An Historic Look at Divorce Rates in the United State

    An Historic Look at Divorce Rates in the United State
    People love to refer to statistical trends in marriage and divorce rates in the United States, even when those rates are not based on actual surveys and data but merely rumors and unsubstantiated hearsay. We often hear that the divorce rate…
  • Jun 25

    Talking to Children About Divorce

    Talking to Children About Divorce
    Many people know they are not happy in their marriage and want to get a divorce. However, they decided to stay together for the sake of the children. While this may seem like the only way to make the best of a bad situation, it might actually…
  • Jun 22

    Arnold Schwarzenegger Discusses Divorce

    Arnold Schwarzenegger Discusses Divorce
    Arnold Schwarzenegger has being going around the country and appearing on various media outlets to promote his latest movie, “Terminator Genisys.” While most of the interviews focused on the movie, his interview on the Howard…
Rank this Week: 1527

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

Covers divorce, spousal support and property division in California. By the Law Offices of Nancy J. Bickford, APC.

http://www.sandiegodivorceattorneysblog.com/
  • Jun 29

    They Want to Move Where?!

    They Want to Move Where?!
    People from around the world settle in California and specifically San Diego for many reasons, for example, our beautiful weather, or to work in the booming biotech industry. When they arrive, they marry, have children and become an integral…
  • Jun 25

    Why Mediation?

    Why Mediation?
    County music singer Trace Adkins has just ended his divorce from his wife of 17 years, Rhonda. While the split has been in the news, the terms of the divorce have remained quiet. The reason why the parties were able to reach a resolution of…
  • Jun 8

    What do I do with my Thrift Savings Plan during my divorce?

    What do I do with my Thrift Savings Plan during my divorce?
    If you are a member of the uniformed services or work for the Federal Government you are eligible to sign up for a Thrift Savings Plan ("TSP"). A TSP is a retirement savings plan similar to a 401(k), and it often supplements other retirement…
Rank this Week: 3179

Texas Family Law Blog

Texas Family Law Blog

Covers family law in Texas. By Hutton Law, PLLC.

http://www.austintexaslegal.com/Blog/
  • Jun 28

    CPS Parent Resource Guide Part 1: Introduction

    CPS Parent Resource Guide Part 1: Introduction
    The Texas Children’s Commission recently put out a great guide for parents navigating the CPS system, and I thought it might be beneficial for some parents to do a multi-part series revolving around it and how to use it to its fullest…
  • Jun 20

    Time limitations on enforcement of child support arrear

    Time limitations on enforcement of child support arrear
    Many people assume that the attorney general stops enforcing child support arrears when the child turns 18. Often, however, this is not the case, and can lead to some scary situations for people who are unprepared. In Texas, the law states…
  • May 19

    Tips for Recognizing Child Abuse

    Tips for Recognizing Child Abuse
    Child abuse is something that affects more children than most are aware of, and it is up to everyone to help protect children from these situations. Beyond that, it is an obligation under the law to report children who you suspect are being…
Rank this Week: 2320

New Jersey Divorce Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Divorce Lawyers Blog

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

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

    The Use of Medical and Mental Health Records in a New Jersey Child Custody Case

    The Use of Medical and Mental Health Records in a New Jersey Child Custody Case
    I suffer from a mental illness and my spouse wants a divorce.  Can this hurt my chances for gaining custody of our children? In general, the best interests of the child are of paramount importance in a New Jersey child custody…
  • Jun 27

    Understanding Your Rights Under the New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act

    Understanding Your Rights Under the New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act
    My spouse and I separated and now he is threatening my safety. What are my options? New Jersey’s Prevention of Domestic Violence Act was created to provide the victims of domestic violence in our state with comprehensive…
  • Jun 7

    Obtaining an Annulment in New Jersey

    Obtaining an Annulment in New Jersey
    I have been married for less than one year and we have no children. Can I get an annulment? Unlike a divorce that terminates a marriage, an annulment is a legal determination that a marriage or civil union never existed. Individuals…
Rank this Week: 2136

Dallas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Dallas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Texas family law issues. By Guest & Gray.

http://www.dallasdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 28

    Same-Sex Marriage: A Right Nationwide

    Same-Sex Marriage: A Right Nationwide
    On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States held, in Obergefell v. Hodges, Director, Ohio Department of Health, Et Al., that the 14th amendment requires a State to license a marriage between two people of the same sex and to…
  • Jun 8

    Dividing Community Property, Fraud on the Community, and Spousal Maintenance

    Dividing Community Property, Fraud on the Community, and Spousal Maintenance
    How do I prove that certain property in my divorce is separate from the community property? When the court divides property in Texas there is a presumption that the community owns everything, that is both parties will have a right to it.…
  • May 31

    Child Testimony in Family Law Case

    Child Testimony in Family Law Case
    In most family law cases children are seldom asked to testify because of unreliability. But, in some cases a teenager may be called to testify in situations such as; when a teenager wants to live with a different parent, where a parent has…
Rank this Week: 3049

New York Divorce Blog

New York Divorce Blog

By Bruce Provda.

http://www.nydivorcefirm.com/blog
  • Jun 28

    How to Bounce Back from Divorce?

    How to Bounce Back from Divorce?
    There is no doubt that going through a divorce can be challenging and difficult. While most couples who choose to split up do so because they feel that is the best solution for both parties concerned, the process of separation and negotiation…
  • Jun 17

    A Lifestyle Clause in a Premarital Agreement May Net You More Money if You Divorce

    A Lifestyle Clause in a Premarital Agreement May Net You More Money if You Divorce
    Creating a premarital agreement is one of the best ways that a couple can protect assets and avoid a messy divorce. These private contracts between spouses are generally enforceable in court as long as full disclosures were made by the…
  • Jun 14

    You Can Now Serve Divorce Papers on Facebook

    You Can Now Serve Divorce Papers on Facebook
    When you want to end your marriage, your spouse must be formally notified that you have petitioned for divorce. This is frequently a problem when one spouse has abandoned the other or has left town. If you do not know where your husband or…
Rank this Week: 2339

New York Divorce and Family Law…

New York Divorce and Family Law Blog

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

http://brandeslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 28

    U.S. Supreme Court Holds Same Sex Couples May Not Be Deprived of Right to Marry

    U.S. Supreme Court Holds Same Sex Couples May Not Be Deprived of Right to Marry
    In Obergefell et Al. V. Hodges, Director, Ohio Department of Health, et Al., 576 US ____(2015) the U.S. Supreme Court concluded that the right to marry is a fundamental right inherent in the liberty of the person, and under the Due Process…
  • May 1

    2015 Child Support Standards Chart released March 6, 2015

    2015 Child Support Standards Chart released March 6, 2015
    According to the Child Support Standards Chart, [LDSS 4515 (3/15)] released March 6, 2015, prepared by New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, Division of Child Support Enforcement, the 2015 poverty income guideline…
  • Feb 18

    Matter of Veronica P. v. Radcliff A., --- N.E.3d ----, 2015 WL 566677 (N.Y.), 2015 N.Y. Slip Op. 01300

    Matter of Veronica P. v. Radcliff A., --- N.E.3d ----, 2015 WL 566677 (N.Y.), 2015 N.Y. Slip Op. 01300
    Court of Appeals Holds Appeal from a Contested Order of Protection Issued by Family Court, Based upon a Finding That the Subject Individual Has Committed a Family Offense, Is Not Mooted Solely by the Expiration of the Order.  …
Rank this Week: 3152

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/
  • Jun 27

    Orders of Protection in Family Court v. Criminal Court

    Orders of Protection in Family Court v. Criminal Court
    The Difference between Family Court and Criminal Court Orders of Protection in New York An order of protection is an official document issued by the court with the intention to limit the behavior of someone who has been alleged to harm or…
  • Jun 19

    What Does Best Interests of the Child Mean in Child Custody Cases?

    What Does Best Interests of the Child Mean in Child Custody Cases?
    Best Interest Standard In many legal matters, the focus of a court is often into the past of the parties involved in an attempt to resolve the issues. On the other hand, in a custody case, the court attempts to perceive the future and predict…
  • Jun 12

    Court Discretion in Support, Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody … Part 2

    Court Discretion in Support, Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody … Part 2
    In a previous blog post, we touched upon issues of discretion of judges and other triers of fact (referees, judicial hearing officer and support magistrates), and the ways in which parties in a legal proceeding, and their attorneys may have…
Rank this Week: 2051

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

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

http://www.gregoryforman.com
  • Jun 27

    A little more perfect union

    A little more perfect union
    It seems fitting that I was at the TD Arena with my family awaiting President Obama’s eulogy for Clementa Pinckney when the United States Supreme Court announced its decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which established a right to gay…
  • Jun 24

    Common law marriage is still marriage

    Common law marriage is still marriage
    I am amazed at the number of folks contacting my office who have inadvertently gotten themselves married via common law marriage. I am also amazed at the folks who ask how they can get common law married because they don’t want to go…
  • Jun 22

    Stopping case dismissal under the 365 day rule when the other party won’t mediate

    Stopping case dismissal under the 365 day rule when the other party won’t mediate
    Within the past few years the South Carolina Supreme Court has promulgated one rule in which family court cases are dismissed if no final hearing is requested within 365 days of the date the action is filed and another rule in which cases…
Rank this Week: 4199

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.indianafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 26

    Obergefell v. Hodges and Its Impact in Indiana

    Obergefell v. Hodges and Its Impact in Indiana
    On June 26th, 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued an historic ruling that invalidated state bans on same-sex marriage and held that same-sex marriage is a Fourteenth Amendment right. The decision results in the United States becoming…
  • Jun 12

    Why Have Gestational Surrogacy Agreements in Indiana?

    Why Have Gestational Surrogacy Agreements in Indiana?
    Surrogacy laws vary by state. Indiana law currently holds that all surrogacy contracts are void and unenforceable. However, Indiana law does not prohibit the act of surrogacy itself, and recent court rulings have been favorable to surrogacy.…
  • Jun 5

    How do I Obtain a Student Visa to Study in the U.S.?

    How do I Obtain a Student Visa to Study in the U.S.?
    If you are a citizen of a foreign country and wish to study in the United States ("U.S."), you will need to apply for a U.S. student visa. Below is a basic step-by-step guide to obtaining an F-1 visa, a non-immigrant visa used by…
Rank this Week: 3631

New Jersey Divorce and Family…

New Jersey Divorce and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers family and divorce law. By The Law Office of James P. Yudes, P.C.

http://www.newjerseydivorcelawyer-blog.com/
  • Jun 26

    Same Sex Marriage Approved by the United States Supreme Court in Landmark Decision

    Same Sex Marriage Approved by the United States Supreme Court in Landmark Decision
    In a landmark decision issued today in the matter of Obergefell v. Hodges, Director, Ohio Department of Health, et. al., the United States Supreme Court ruled, in a 5-4 decision, that states must (a) no longer prohibit same-sex…
  • Jun 26

    Use of Social Media in Court: An Ethical and Jurisdictional Dilemma

    Use of Social Media in Court: An Ethical and Jurisdictional Dilemma
    Approximately one year ago, my colleague wrote a blog post raising awareness and spreading concern about how the communications and content found on one’s social media could potentially be used against them in a variety of ways in…
  • Jun 19

    Judicial Conduct and Judicial Law Clerk

    Judicial Conduct and Judicial Law Clerk
    Every year the judiciary receives hundreds of clerkship applications from hopeful law students. Clerkships are highly coveted because they generally set an aspiring lawyer’s career on a fruitful path. A law clerk provides assistance to…
Rank this Week: 1998

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/
  • Jun 26

    Same Sex Marriage and Divorce Making News Around the Country

    Same Sex Marriage and Divorce Making News Around the Country
    As the nation awaits the United States Supreme Court’s imminent and historic decision on same sex marriage, other courts in the country are addressing issues of particular importance to same sex couples:  can they get divorced?…
  • Jun 16

    Maryland Court Reviews Juvenile Court Custody-Related Order

    Maryland Court Reviews Juvenile Court Custody-Related Order
    When parents separate or decide to divorce, they must be prepared to address and hopefully resolve many important issues, such as child custody and visitation. In an ideal situation, both parents will agree on an arrangement that suits…
  • May 29

    Maryland Family Law Governs the Enforcement of Child Custody Order

    Maryland Family Law Governs the Enforcement of Child Custody Order
    When a couple decides to file for divorce, there are many difficult issues to address and hopefully reconcile in a mutually agreeable manner.  Of the challenging topics to resolve, child custody is often considered the most emotionally…
Rank this Week: 2726

Iowa Family Law Blog

Iowa Family Law Blog

By Dickinson Mackaman Tyler & Hagen, PC.

http://www.dickinsonlaw.com/blog-search-page/?cat=22
Rank this Week: 3578

Ontario Family Law Blog

Ontario Family Law Blog

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

http://www.ontariofamilylawblog.com
  • Jun 26

    Travelling with the kids? Get consent!

    Travelling with the kids? Get consent!
    By Thea Cameron. Planning a trip across the Canadian border with the kids this summer without the other parent?  You need a notarized travel consent! If you are separated, trips without the other parent are the new normal. There is…
  • May 11

    Separation Agreements - An Investment In Yourself

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

    Kids and Divorce

    Kids and Divorce
    By Toni Nieuwhof You may have come to the point where you admit to yourself that your marriage is over. You haven't admitted it to anyone else because you were trying to make it work for the sake of your kids. But despite your best efforts to…
Rank this Week: 3896

McLean County Divorce

McLean County Divorce

Covers Illinois family law. By Jon D. McLaughlin.

http://mcleancountydivorce.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 26

    New Illinois Divorce Laws May Be Headed Our Way!

    New Illinois Divorce Laws May Be Headed Our Way!
    Family law rewrite goes to the governorBy Matthew HectorAfter years of effort, a major reworking of Illinois family law passes the General Assembly.A major overhaul of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act ("IMDMA"),…
  • Apr 17

    New (sorta of) Way to Get Retroactive Child Support in Illinoi

    New (sorta of) Way to Get Retroactive Child Support in Illinoi
    In re Marriage of RochaIllinois Appellate CourtCivil CourtCitationCase Number: 2015 IL App (3d) 140470Decision Date: April 15, 2015District: 3d Dist.Division/County: Will Co.Justice: WRIGHTHolding: Affirmed and remanded with…
  • Mar 12

    Erasing Some Forms of Child Support Balance

    Erasing Some Forms of Child Support Balance
    Project Clean SlateIf you are a Non-Custodial Parent and you owe past due child support to the State, Project Clean Slate may help you erase the amounts you owe. Project Clean Slate is a program from the Illinois Department of Healthcare…
Rank this Week: 4483

Domestic Diversions

Domestic Diversions

Covers relationships, families and family law.

http://domesticdiversions.com
  • Jun 26

    Marriage is for Old Folks? U.S. Supreme Court says No, disagrees with Nina Simone

    Marriage is for Old Folks? U.S. Supreme Court says No, disagrees with Nina Simone
    From today’s United Supreme Court decision in OBERGEFELL v. HODGES Justice Kennedy offers these comments on marriage (excerpt): . . . Marriage is sacred to those who live by their religions and offers unique fulfillment to those who…
  • May 25

    Rebounding from hard times: how do I bounce back from adversity

    Rebounding from hard times: how do I bounce back from adversity
    The June 1, 2015 issue of Time Magazine has an article on The Art of Resilience (page 36), which includes a sidebar with 10 expert tips (page 42). The top three tips for rising above difficulties, setbacks, stress, loss and suffering were…
  • May 5

    Writing “longer, easier to understand — and grumpier” court decision

    Writing “longer, easier to understand — and grumpier” court decision
    The New York Times notes three trends in U.S. Supreme Court opinions (length, clarity, tone) and references Brown v. Board of Education’s 4,000 words with Citizens United’s 48,000 words. The article discusses a linguistic…
Rank this Week: 2432

Dallas Divorce Law Blog

Dallas Divorce Law Blog

Provides news and updates on Texas family law issues. By O'Neil Attorneys.

http://www.dallastxdivorce.com/
  • Jun 26

    Marriage — liberty and justice for all

    Marriage — liberty and justice for all
    The US Supreme Court found marriage of Constitutional proportions and extended the right of marriage to same-sex couples. This broad sweeping Constitutional rights opinion will have profound effects on many aspects of our society, not just…
  • Jun 24

    Is June 26 the day for LGBT Right to Marry?

    Is June 26 the day for LGBT Right to Marry?
    Did you know I started a new blog on LGBT family law rights in Texas? Today I posted about the significance of the date June 26 in the LGBT rights movement. The significant case of Lawrence v. Texas, which held unconstitutional statutes…
  • Jun 16

    Divorce Agreements, Einstein and the Nobel Prize

    Divorce Agreements, Einstein and the Nobel Prize
    When negotiating a final divorce settlement, every divorcing person must decide for himself or herself what to give up in exchange for getting a divorce. Rolled into that decision is the priority of guilt, moral values, and the willingness or…
Rank this Week: 4593

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

By Alan Robert Burton.

http://www.bocaratondivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 26

    What Does a Custody Evaluation Involve?

    What Does a Custody Evaluation Involve?
    Child custody is often a complex and hotly contested issue in family law cases. In many situations, parents involved in a custody case are getting divorced or ending a dating relationship and, too often, one parent may want to limit the…
  • Jun 20

    Husband Takes Unique Approach to Division of Property

    Husband Takes Unique Approach to Division of Property
    German media recently reported a story regarding an angry husband who decided to take the division of property into his own hands following a split with his wife of 12 years. The man posted a video on Youtube that showed him taking a chainsaw…
  • Jun 13

    No More Ban on Gay Adoption in Florida Law

    No More Ban on Gay Adoption in Florida Law
    On June 11, 2015, Governor Rick Scott signed the bill that will remove the language banning gay couples from adopting children from Florida law. Though a judge for the 3rd District Court of Appeal in Miami ruled that the ban was…
Rank this Week: 4576

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: 2132

Minick Law Blog

Minick Law Blog

Covers DWI, civil rights, family law, workers compensation, and criminal justice.

http://www.minicklaw.com/asheville-attorney-blog/
Rank this Week: 2150

North Carolina Divorce Lawyers…

North Carolina Divorce Lawyers Blog

Covers family law. By Woodruff Family Law Group.

http://www.northcarolinadivorcelawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 25

    A Lost Alimony Deduction by Linking to Child Support

    A Lost Alimony Deduction by Linking to Child Support
    Watch out for those hurried, last minute North Carolina agreements that link alimony and child support termination; you could get an unintended tax consequence and the loss of the tax deduction. While the Johnson case, discussed herein, is…
  • Jun 25

    Tax Dangers of Unallocated Family Support

    Tax Dangers of Unallocated Family Support
    It is tempting to lump child support and post separation support/alimony into a bucket of one dollar amount, sometimes referred to as “family support”.  This is particularly tempting in the early part of a case, but it is…
  • Jun 15

    Black and White, the Kevin Costner Movie 2015: Grandparent Custody

    Black and White, the Kevin Costner Movie 2015: Grandparent Custody
    This is a must-see movie for grandparents seeking custody, particularly if the opposing parties are really the paternal grandparents vs. the maternal grandparents.  In a complex fact pattern, everyone gets it right in the end, after a…
Rank this Week: 1653

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/
Rank this Week: 3213

New Jersey Family Law

New Jersey Family Law

Features case law, legislative enactments and news about New Jersey divorce and matrimonial developments. By Charles C. Abut.

http://www.njdivorceblog.typepad.com/
Rank this Week: 3535

Pennsylvania Family Law Blog

Pennsylvania Family Law Blog

Shares stories and information about topics relevant to Pennsylvania Family Law. By Steven R. Tabano and Associates.

http://www.tabanolaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 24

    What is An Ex Spouse Entitled To With Regards to Social Security?

    What is An Ex Spouse Entitled To With Regards to Social Security?
    Even if your marriage ended more than 20 years ago, the ex-spouse could be entitled to a portion of your retirement funds through Social Security. At the time of your divorce, the decree would have specified what retirement assets should be…
  • Jun 19

    Don’t Forget These Marital Assets in Your Divorce Settlement

    Don’t Forget These Marital Assets in Your Divorce Settlement
    Divorce marks the end of one chapter of your life and the beginning of another, and odds are, you’ll look back at this time and see it as a positive turning point in your life. However, before you achieve that perspective, there’s…
  • Jun 8

    How to divorce a missing spouse

    How to divorce a missing spouse
    Divorce lawyer Jennifer Brandt on how to divorce a missing spouse, including due diligence, publication, even divorce service via Facebook. Source: How to divorce a missing spouse A divorce usually starts with the filing of a divorce…
Rank this Week: 3861

Family Law Source

Family Law Source

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

http://www.familylawyerspittsburgh.com/blog/
  • Jun 23

    Emotional Connection Does Not Guarantee Award of Marital Residence

    Emotional Connection Does Not Guarantee Award of Marital Residence
    According to the old saying, “possession is nine-tenths of the law.” Perhaps that’s true in some context, but in a Pennsylvania divorce decision that was recently published by the Superior Court, possession of a marital home…
  • Jun 14

    Market Risk in Dividing Retirement Assets upon Divorce

    Market Risk in Dividing Retirement Assets upon Divorce
    Divorcing spouses in Pennsylvania might be well-advised to consider the risks associated with various retirement vehicles, as they decide which assets to retain or divide in equitable distribution.  A recent non-precedential decision of…
  • Apr 30

    Spousal Support of Foreign Nationals – The I-864

    Spousal Support of Foreign Nationals – The I-864
    Back in 2012, I reported on a Pennsylvania Superior Court case, Love v. Love, in which Pennsylvania recognized a support obligation arising from sponsorship of a foreign national spouse.  Now, the ABA Family Law Quarterly has published…
Rank this Week: 4311

Utah Divorce Hotline Blog

Utah Divorce Hotline Blog

By Chris Salcido.

http://www.utahdivorcehotline.com/utah-divorce-and-family-lawblog/
  • Jun 23

    Dividing a Personal Injury Award in a Utah Divorce

    Dividing a Personal Injury Award in a Utah Divorce
    Dividing a Personal Injury Award Comes Before Determining Alimony In a divorce action the court is required to determine how to divide the spouses’ property and whether alimony should be awarded. Property division comes first.…
  • Apr 22

    Mediation Before Modification Has Become Standard

    Mediation Before Modification Has Become Standard
    Mediation Before Modification Provisions in Divorce Decrees In most divorce decrees these days a provision is included that requires the parties to enter into a mediation to settle any disputes before going to court. Mediation is an informal…
  • Dec 18

    Recovering Attorney Fees as a Sanction

    Recovering Attorney Fees as a Sanction
    The Four Types of Attorney Fees Sanctions In general, a prevailing party may not recover attorney fees unless such an award is authorized by statute or contract. But four sources of authority permit a court to award attorney fees or ……
Rank this Week: 2233

Maryland Family Law

Maryland Family Law

Provides general information and commentary on child custody, support, divorce and separation, and visitation. By Heather Sunderman.

http://mdfamilylaw.typepad.com/sunderman/
  • Jun 23

    Summer is in full swing!

    Summer is in full swing!
    At this point, all of the schools in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia are out for summer. If both parents work, you are already familiar with putting together the schedule of camps, babysitters and vacation plans. It can...
  • Feb 6

    Divorce tips for women

    Divorce tips for women
    I was recently interviewed by Connie Donahue of Woman Around Town to give tips for women considering divorce. You can read the article here. I would appreciate any feedback you have. What advice has helped you in divorce or separation?
  • Jan 9

    Is your child's college savings account marital property?

    Is your child's college savings account marital property?
    Now that you and your spouse have created a college savings plan for your spouse, what would happen if you divorce or separate? In Maryland, marital property is determined by how the property was acquired, so if the account was...
Rank this Week: 1729

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/
  • Jun 23

    Child Custody Cases Are Never Easy - Especially this One

    Child Custody Cases Are Never Easy - Especially this One
    If you think that formerly married couples are the only couples who argue about child custody, well, you wouldn't be taking into account today's world. Not everyone gets married. But every divorcing couple does argue about child…
  • Jun 16

    Grandparents Lose Bid to Adopt Grandchildren when Father's Murder Conviction Overturned

    Grandparents Lose Bid to Adopt Grandchildren when Father's Murder Conviction Overturned
    Now here's a complicated case. A wife and husband with two children divorced and in 2011 the mother died from strangulation. Who committed the murder? And should the alleged murderer - the ex-husband - be able to retain his parental…
  • Jun 2

    Gay Couples Battle on in Texas and Louisiana

    Gay Couples Battle on in Texas and Louisiana
    The latest Gallup poll indicates that 60% of Americans believe that the law should allow marriage between gay couples. Obviously, there has been a huge political shift in this country. Back in 1996, the Gallup poll reported that 68% of…
Rank this Week: 3282

Family-In-Law

Family-In-Law

Family law trends in Minnesota and across the country. By Michael Boulette.

http://family-in-law.com/
  • Jun 23

    Minnesota Judge to Parents: Think Twice Before Staying Home

    Minnesota Judge to Parents: Think Twice Before Staying Home
    In re the Marriage of Curtis v. Curtis, looked to be a pretty dry decision on what–to most non-lawyers–would be an esoteric legal issue: Can a ... The post Minnesota Judge to Parents: Think Twice Before Staying Home appeared…
  • Jun 12

    Minnesota Moves to Rightsize Child Support Obligations: Bigger Changes to Come

    Minnesota Moves to Rightsize Child Support Obligations: Bigger Changes to Come
    2015 saw some ambitious reforms proposed for Minnesota’s child support statutes. So ambitious in fact that the biggest didn’t make it into law, as legislators settled instead ... The post Minnesota Moves to Rightsize…
  • May 29

    Minnesota Enacts Uniform Deployed Parents Custody Act: Now What Does It Mean?

    Minnesota Enacts Uniform Deployed Parents Custody Act: Now What Does It Mean?
    On May 14, 2015, Governor Dayton signed SF No. 1911 (now Minnesota Session Laws chapter 30) followed just over a week later by SF No. ... The post Minnesota Enacts Uniform Deployed Parents Custody Act: Now What Does It Mean? appeared first on…
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Northern Kentucky Lawyer Blog

Northern Kentucky Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury and accidents, DUI, criminal defense, bank side bankruptcy cases, creditors' rights, divorce and family custody, and estate planning. By Fessler Schneider & Grimme.

http://www.fsgattorneys.com/blog
  • Jun 23

    Community Advocate Attorney

    Community Advocate Attorney
    It is summer, and around Northern Kentucky, that means many of the local churches and private schools will be having fundraisers. These fundraisers usually take the form of festivals. The festivals offer food, fun, and community. However,…
  • Jun 17

    Business Startup Attorneys in Ft. Thoma

    Business Startup Attorneys in Ft. Thoma
    You are talented, you are ambitious, and you have a ton of energy. These are all great since you want to start your own business. The advice sites on the web give all sorts of information on what to do and occasionally they suggest how you…
  • Jun 10

    Personal Injury Attorneys in Northern Kentucky

    Personal Injury Attorneys in Northern Kentucky
      We are in the deadliest two months of the year as far as road accidents are concerned.  In June and July, there are more than the normal numbers of drivers on the road. People are driving further than usual on unfamiliar roads.…
Rank this Week: 2741

Seattle Attorneys Blog

Seattle Attorneys Blog

Covers criminal, family and Injury law. By Blair & Kim, PLLC.

http://www.seattleattorneysblog.com/
  • Jun 23

    One Way to Save Money on Your Divorce Proceedings: Get Along

    One Way to Save Money on Your Divorce Proceedings: Get Along
    Most people facing a divorce (called dissolution of marriage in Washington) have heard the horror stories about the cost of divorce proceedings. We have heard and witnessed these stories too. However, in many cases there is one major way to…
  • Jun 11

    Divorce After a Long-Term Marriage

    Divorce After a Long-Term Marriage
    Divorce (called dissolution of marriage in Washington) after a long-term marriage can be especially difficult.  Families, finances, housing, and emotions have likely become well enmeshed after twenty or more years of marriage.  The…
  • Jun 3

    Petition for a Declaration of Invalidity (a.k.a. an Annulment)

    Petition for a Declaration of Invalidity (a.k.a. an Annulment)
    Annulment is a term in family law that many are familiar with. This is probably partially because of the dramatic circumstances that can lead to annulments (ex. Britney Spears in 2004). Most people understand the term to mean that there was…
Rank this Week: 2194

Llabona Law Blog

Llabona Law Blog

Covers Florida family law issues.

http://www.llabona.com/blog/
  • Jun 22

    Proposed Alimony and Custody Changes Hit a Roadblock

    Proposed Alimony and Custody Changes Hit a Roadblock
    Approximately 230 couples get divorced each day in Florida. With each individual case, the judge assigned tries to make things even and fair. However, because alimony has almost always been completely up to the judge’s discretion, what…
  • Jun 8

    Property Division: What if I Get Nothing?

    Property Division: What if I Get Nothing?
    If you are planning a divorce, you may wonder how property division works. Florida law provides for an “equitable distribution” of marital assets and liabilities. This means a fair division of marital assets, regardless of whose…
  • Jun 1

    Dementia Preventing a Divorce Filing?

    Dementia Preventing a Divorce Filing?
    A very unique case has made the news recently in Florida. A West Palm Beach man has filed for divorce from his wife. The unique part? He has dementia. He can’t name the president, doesn’t know what year it is, and can’t…
Rank this Week: 3606

RandyWallace

RandyWallace

Blog about current issues in Mississippi law including personal injury, divorce and insurance.

http://randywallace.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 22

    Writ denied in alienation of affection case involving golfer John Daly

    Writ denied in alienation of affection case involving golfer John Daly
    The United States Supreme Court refused to take up the alienation of affection case involving John Daly’s ex-wife and his alleged mistress.  The docket reflects that the petition for a writ of certiorari was denied today.…
  • Jun 12

    Funny quotes this Week

    Funny quotes this Week
    I don’t usually pay attention to my husband much of the time. Juror number 872 in the Aurora Theater trial explaining why she didn’t inform the trial judge about a tweet concerning the case she read from her husband.  Full…
  • Jun 11

    Trifecta of email scams sent to me today

    Trifecta of email scams sent to me today
    Hello, FedEx wishes you to confirm Package of $750,000.00 (Seven Hundred and Fifty Usd) from the CNN TV Online Lottery as registered with us in your name, for shipping to your residence. Do respond to dispatch with a confirmation of your…
Rank this Week: 1915

New York Divorce Attorney Blog

New York Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By Ingrid Gherman.

http://www.newyorkdivorceattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2228

Jacksonville Divorce Attorney Blog

Jacksonville Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers Florida divorce, child custody, and child support. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.jacksonvilledivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 22

    Divorce and Bankruptcy in Florida

    Divorce and Bankruptcy in Florida
    Separation and Bankruptcy in Florida: Can I file without my spouse if we are separated? In addition to being emotionally draining for most people, divorces can cause a myriad of issues with the most substantial problems being financial…
  • Jun 16

    Establishing Paternity in Florida

    Establishing Paternity in Florida
    In Florida, the biological fathers of children born out of wedlock have few, or no rights, regarding the children until the court establishes paternity.  Florida Statute 744.301 makes a child’s mother the natural guardian when a…
  • Jun 2

    Child Custody and Time Sharing Battles in Florida Divorce

    Child Custody and Time Sharing Battles in Florida Divorce
    Child custody and time sharing battles in Florida divorces are always stressful situations for the people involved.  Jacksonville divorce lawyers and custody lawyers zealously represent clients who each want something different when it…
Rank this Week: 3372

Moses & Moses Law Blog

Moses & Moses Law Blog

A corporate, family and tax law blog. By Moses & Moses, P.C.

http://www.mosespc.com/blog/
  • Jun 22

    The Magic of a Revocable Living Trust

    The Magic of a Revocable Living Trust
    The Magic of a Revocable Living Trust By: Anne R. Moses Do you want to leave a very special gift for your family when you pass? This is a gift that they will bless you for. I am talking about the Revocable Living Trust (Trust) that, if drawn…
  • Apr 24

    Husband is Not Guilty of Sexual Abuse of his Wife with Alzheimer’s.

    Husband is Not Guilty of Sexual Abuse of his Wife with Alzheimer’s.
    It first seemed incredible that a 78 year old husband could be arrested for a third degree felony for having sex with his wife because someone in the nursing home said the wife was no longer capable of giving consent. The jury found him not…
  • Apr 6

    Sentimental or Argumentative

    Sentimental or Argumentative
    Recently, the family of Robin Williams commenced the not unfamiliar process of destroying family relationships by fighting over sentimental assets. Surely the decedent never wanted there to be a fight and was sure he had taken care of…
Rank this Week: 2227

Tennessee Collaborative Divorce…

Tennessee Collaborative Divorce Blog

Covers family law. By Papa & Roberts, PLLC.

http://www.tennesseecollaborativedivorceblog.com/
  • Jun 19

    The Role of the Law in Collaborative Divorce

    The Role of the Law in Collaborative Divorce
    Previous blog entries here have focused mostly on the ways Collaborative Divorce is different from traditional divorce litigation and how the process takes into account the non-legal aspects of divorcing.  This post will explore more…
  • May 27

    Collaborative Divorce Training in Charleston, SC

    Collaborative Divorce Training in Charleston, SC
    Join us in Charleston, South Carolina for a 2-Day Introductory Interdisciplinary Collaborative Divorce Training.  August 28-29, 2015 at the Courtyard by Marriott, Charleston Historic District, 125 Calhoun Street, 29401.…
  • May 15

    Knowing when collaborative divorce is not the best option for a client

    Knowing when collaborative divorce is not the best option for a client
    While it is my bias that most divorcing couples can benefit from using the collaborative divorce process rather than going through divorce litigation, there is absolutely a subset of couples for whom litigation is the better choice.…
Rank this Week: 1847

International Family Law

International Family Law

Covers international divorce law, international child custody, international child abduction and international prenuptial agreements. By Jeremy Morley.

http://www.internationalfamilylawfirm.com/
  • Jun 19

    Ineffective Access Rights in Japan under Hague Abduction Convention

    Ineffective Access Rights in Japan under Hague Abduction Convention
    Jeremy D. MorleyThere is great misunderstanding about the ability of a parent outside Japan to obtain access to a child in Japan through the Hague Abduction Convention. The Hague Convention contains only one provision (Article 21) concerning…
  • Jun 17

    New “Grave Risk” Hague Abduction Case

    New “Grave Risk” Hague Abduction Case
    Jeremy D. MorleyIn a just-issued opinion on the “grave risk” exception to the Hague Abduction Convention, the Seventh Circuit has affirmed the denial of a Hague return petition based on the district court’s finding of sexual…
  • Jun 15

    International Child Travel: USA has No Exit Control

    International Child Travel: USA has No Exit Control
    Jeremy D. MorleyWhen seeking or opposing an order to prevent or limit a child’s international travel outside the United States it is important to understand that the United States has no exit controls (except to the very limited extent…
Rank this Week: 2623

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/
Rank this Week: 2022

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
  • Jun 17

    Tenant loses Rent stabilized apartment because of Airbnb rental

    Tenant loses Rent stabilized apartment because of Airbnb rental
    OUCH! Tenant loses rent stabilized apt. over Airbnb rentals! The court held that the tenant had “engaged in profiteering by renting out the apartment or allowing his children to rent out the apartment, to a series of short-term…
  • May 18

    Beware When Accepting a Debt Settlement Offer

    Beware When Accepting a Debt Settlement Offer
    Forgiven debt may be taxable by the IRS! The Second Circuit has ruled that debt collectors don’t need to warn clients of the potential tax liabilities associated when making a settlement offer for less than the full amount owed. In…
  • May 4

    Divorce and Interesting Issues with Child Support and/or Maintenance

    Divorce and Interesting Issues with Child Support and/or Maintenance
    In New York, determining maintenance (spousal support or alimony) can be a burdensome task.  This task can become more complicated in situations where one spouse is receiving disability or a long term/permanent personal injury settlement…
Rank this Week: 4595

Synorlaw

Synorlaw

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

http://www.synorlaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 17

    U.S. Supreme Court to Rule on Same-Sex Marriage

    U.S. Supreme Court to Rule on Same-Sex Marriage
    A decision from the U.S. Supreme Court on same-sex marriage is expected later this month. Judges are eagerly awaiting the ruling that could determine whether gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry or whether state bans against…
  • Apr 24

    Where to start when a loved one die

    Where to start when a loved one die
    Clients often ask me what to do first when a loved one dies. The client is overwhelmed and needs a clear plan of what to do next. Here is a quick checklist to follow to help you in a time … Continue reading →
  • Jul 24

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

    Kathryn J. Synor is now ranked Top 10 Under 40 attorney for excellence in the field of Family Law for 2014!
    Kathryn J. Synor of the Law Office of Kathryn J. Synor, LLC has been selected by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys as nationally ranked Top 10 Under 40 attorney for excellence in the field of Family Law for … Continue…
Rank this Week: 3682

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/
  • Jun 16

    Could Your College Fake ID Come Back To Haunt You Years Later?

    Could Your College Fake ID Come Back To Haunt You Years Later?
    Do you remember being a teenager and longing for your 21st birthday? The temptation of getting a fake ID was too much, and you finally caved in. Fast-forward 15 years later… You can potentially be charged with a felony or ……
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 3867

Divorce Online Blog

Divorce Online Blog

News about divorce and family law.

http://www.divorce-online.co.uk/blog/
  • Jun 16

    Dale Vince divorce case highlights the need for clean break order

    Dale Vince divorce case highlights the need for clean break order
    The number of people asking the courts for financial orders after their divorces have been finalised has doubled according to research carried out by Cardiff-based Hugh James solicitors. Rising asset values, such as property, business or…
  • Jun 3

    Respondent divorce advice service launched

    Respondent divorce advice service launched
    At Divorce-online we have spent 15 years helping people file divorces, these clients are always generally the person filing for the divorce, the petitioner. However no one online seems to be catering for the person who receives the divorce…
  • Mar 16

    Online divorce services are performing better than high street solicitor

    Online divorce services are performing better than high street solicitor
    In a recent speech to The Modern law Conference, Sir Michael Pitt, The Chairman of the Legal Services Board, The super regulator for legal services in England and Wales, referred to nearly completed research that people who chose to…
Rank this Week: 2881

One (Divorce) Lawyer's Perspective

One (Divorce) Lawyer's Perspective

Covers legal issues related to Pennsylvania domestic relations matters. By Michael L. Viola.

http://1phillydivorcelawyer.wordpress.com
  • Jun 15

    Legally Separate, Get Divorced, or Annul a Marriage

    Legally Separate, Get Divorced, or Annul a Marriage
    With the clarification that LGBT couples have the legal right to marry in many states and to have the marriages entered into in other states legally recognized, same sex couples have been marrying. For some couples, the legal recognition of…
  • Jun 5

    Why Wait So Long?

    Why Wait So Long?
    It was reported on People.com that actor Ed Asner has filed for divorce from his wife Cindy although they have been separated for 8 years. The media, presumably People’s readership, and anyone else who is curious, was wondering why he…
  • May 29

    Flipping a Chef’s Prenup

    Flipping a Chef’s Prenup
    According to this article, as part of her pending divorce action with chef Bobby Flay, actress Jennifer March, intends to challenge the prenuptial agreement which could otherwise limit what either March or Flay would be entitled to receive…
Rank this Week: 4251

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Kollias & Giese.

http://www.dupagecountydivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 15

    Recording Private Conversations In Illinoi

    Recording Private Conversations In Illinoi
    It is no secret that emotions run high during a divorce or custody proceeding.  Sometimes parties seek orders of protection from one another to prohibit acts of abuse or harassment from occurring.   Imagine this scenario:  …
  • May 4

    Requests for Mental Health Examination in Illinois Child Custody Case

    Requests for Mental Health Examination in Illinois Child Custody Case
    There is a certain irrationality inherent in contentious divorce and child custody cases. Many people going through such an experience might label their spouse as mentally unstable. If such mental instability is an actual psychological…
  • Apr 19

    International Custody Disputes: the Hague Convention and Non-Signatory Countries.

    International Custody Disputes: the Hague Convention and Non-Signatory Countries.
    A man named Abel, his wife, Betty, and their son, Charlie, have lived in Illinois for the past five years. One winter morning, as Abel is walking out of the house to go to work, he notices that Betty is wearing an exceptionally garish…
Rank this Week: 2353