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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/
  • Oct 20

    Custodial Grandparents Can Take Steps to Formalize Relationships with Their Grandchildren

    Custodial Grandparents Can Take Steps to Formalize Relationships with Their Grandchildren
    A recent Woman’s Day magazine article discussed “grandfamilies” or households in which grandparents fill the role of parent for their grandchildren and how these situations are becoming more common. The article cited a…
  • Oct 6

    As Nation Observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month, NJ Lawmakers Debate Bill to Track Abuser

    As Nation Observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month, NJ Lawmakers Debate Bill to Track Abuser
    Almost five months after it was due, the State’s Attorney General’s Office issued its report on a proposed bill that would allow for electronic monitoring of certain offenders convicted of domestic violence. The report casts doubt…
  • Sep 22

    Governor Signs Revisions to State’s Alimony Law

    Governor Signs Revisions to State’s Alimony Law
    Governor Chris Christie recently signed into law long-debated changes to the State’s alimony laws. The new laws represent the first significant changes to a system which, for years, has been criticized as being too harsh and…
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New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newjerseydivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 20

    In New Jersey, What is the Child Custody Neutral Assessment Program?

    In New Jersey, What is the Child Custody Neutral Assessment Program?
    In the past few years, the Family Part of the Superior Court of New Jersey has employed the Custody Neutral Assessment program. This procedure is utilized when parents cannot agree to either custody or parenting time. In this program, a…
  • Oct 8

    In New Jersey, If I Have Overpaid Child Support, May I Receive A Retroactive Credit?

    In New Jersey, If I Have Overpaid Child Support, May I Receive A Retroactive Credit?
    One basis for reduction in New Jersey child support is the occurrence of a change in financial circumstances of either party. Accordingly, clients who seek a reduction of their child support obligation will reasonably ask whether that the…
  • Sep 30

    So New Jersey Alimony Has Recently Changed, But What About This Thing Called Palimony?

    So New Jersey Alimony Has Recently Changed, But What About This Thing Called Palimony?
    Many people are aware of or have heard something about the recent revisions made to New Jersey's alimony laws. Most people however are not aware of the term called "palimony" or the recent developments surrounding same. In today's society…
Rank this Week: 3461

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/
  • Oct 19

    Making Shared Custody Little Less Scary

    Making Shared Custody Little Less Scary
    Parents and children who are encountering the challenges of divorce and shared custody for the first time may find themselves falling into this sense of fear, yet there are ways to overcome the scariness of this situation.  With a…
  • Sep 15

    Between Two Home

    Between Two Home
    You may be divorcing, divorced, never married, a grandparent, or other relative of a child growing up between two homes. For whatever reason you find yourself in the situation of helping a child grow up between two homes, you may be wondering…
  • Aug 19

    Managing shared expenses and payments electronically

    Managing shared expenses and payments electronically
    Parents know that raising kids is a great responsibility that becomes costly very quickly.  For those raising children between two homes, keeping track of shared parenting expenses is essential towards promoting financial stability…
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The History of Custody Law

The History of Custody Law

Traces the development of custody law from prehistoric times to the modern day. By the Law Office of Tom James.

http://tomjameslaw.com/blog/category/history-of-custody-law-2/
  • Oct 19

    Improving Statutory ‘Best Interest’ Factor

    Improving Statutory ‘Best Interest’ Factor
    With broad, fundamental changes to custody law under serious consideration in North Dakota and other states, looking at ways to improve existing “best interest” statutes may seem a bit mundane. The broad, sweeping changes that are…
  • Oct 4

    “Commitment to marriage” as a new “best interests” factor

    “Commitment to marriage” as a new “best interests” factor
    Covenant marriage laws, like proposals to reinstate fault-based divorce, are addressed to the grounds for divorce. It is unclear how, if at all, they would affect the outcome of custody cases. Whether a legislature decides to enact either…
  • Sep 28

    Covenant marriage

    Covenant marriage
    A covenant marriage is one in which the husband and wife enter into an agreement (“covenant”) that their marriage vows will be legally binding. That is to say, they agree that a divorce may be granted only if one or the other…
Rank this Week: 3065

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois divorce law. From Michael Roe.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 19

    False Allegations of Domestic Violence in a Child Custody Case

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

    Spousal Support in Divorce: The New Law in Illinoi

    Spousal Support in Divorce: The New Law in Illinoi
    A new law in Illinois as of January 1, 2015 changes how spousal support is determined for divorcing couples whose combined gross income is less than $250,000. This new law raises some interesting issues with respect to the global finances...
  • Oct 6

    DuPage Divorce: Mediation

    DuPage Divorce: Mediation
    One of the interesting aspects of divorce litigation is the requirement that parents mediate their child custody issues, with the judge assigning a mediator in the initial weeks of the case should the parents not have an agreement as to...
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Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

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

http://massfamilylawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 18

    Is sexting naked pictures distribution of pornography?

    Is sexting naked pictures distribution of pornography?
    From time to time I hear stories of the prosecution of teenagers for possession and distribution of child pornography as a result of sending or re-sending pictures through text messaging. Typically, these stories involve a young teenager who…
  • Sep 21

    What is the legal residence of a child of divorced parents?

    What is the legal residence of a child of divorced parents?
    Many people who get divorced live in different towns from their ex-spouse. They will sometimes choose between the two school systems and send their children to the better school. This means that the better school system will have more…
  • Jul 13

    Jury mistrials caused by the Internet

    Jury mistrials caused by the Internet
    Many people think that jury trials are proceedings in which a jury looks to discover the truth. In practice, jury trials are a search for justice and fairness. Justice does not necessarily mean a search for truth. Justice, in a court…
Rank this Week: 2742

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/
  • Oct 18

    How long does an Order of Protection last in a New York family law case?

    How long does an Order of Protection last in a New York family law case?
    Temporary orders of protection are issued by the Family Court (or the Supreme Court in divorce cases) and can last as long as a Family Offense case is pending in the court. Final orders of protection are those that are issued at the end of…
  • Oct 11

    Why would divorcing couples switch from litigation to mediation or collaborative law?

    Why would divorcing couples switch from litigation to mediation or collaborative law?
    For some litigation works, but many find litigation to be a frustrating process.   Litigation can be a time consuming, expensive, emotionally draining process that is hard on any children of the family.  Some cases settle…
  • Oct 6

    What about parental alienation in New York child custody cases?

    What about parental alienation in New York child custody cases?
    Claims of parental alienation in child custody, matrimonial and family law cases abound. This article will focus upon parental alienation in the context of child custody and parenting time or visitation cases.  I have previously…
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Peter John Louie Law Blog

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Covers Virginia traffic and criminal law.

http://www.peterlouielaw.com/law-blog/
  • Oct 17

    Three Great Traffic Results in One Day

    Three Great Traffic Results in One Day
    On October 9, 2014, I helped three clients get reductio […] The post Three Great Traffic Results in One Day appeared first on Reckless Driving and Traffic Defense Attorney.
  • Sep 2

    Three More Dismissals within Three Work Day

    Three More Dismissals within Three Work Day
    Previously, I mentioned that four of my clients celebra […] The post Three More Dismissals within Three Work Days appeared first on Reckless Driving and Traffic Defense Attorney.
  • Sep 2

    Three More Dismissals within Three Work Day

    Three More Dismissals within Three Work Day
    Previously, I mentioned that four of my clients celebra […] The post Three More Dismissals within Three Work Days appeared first on Reckless Driving and Traffic Defense Attorney.
Rank this Week: 3567

Michael A. Meschino Blog

Michael A. Meschino Blog

Covers Illinois family law.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelaw.org/blog/
  • Oct 17

    Avoid the probate process with a trust

    Avoid the probate process with a trust
        Two sons are currently taking their sister to court, accusing her of taking over their now-deceased parents’ multimillion-dollar estate and disinherited her siblings. According to the Daily Business Review, the…
  • Oct 13

    Should Illinois expand the use of speed cameras?

    Should Illinois expand the use of speed cameras?
    Although Illinois currently allows the use of speed cameras in cities that have at least one million residents, a bill recently filed would enable any city in the state to use these devices, according to the Illinois General Assembly. The…
  • Oct 9

    Illinois’ consent law and your rights concerning chemical testing

    Illinois’ consent law and your rights concerning chemical testing
    Law enforcement recently reported that an Illinois man was involved in a series of hit-and-run accidents. According to The News-Gazette, the 37-year-old collided with four vehicles in separate crashes over the course of just eight minutes.…
Rank this Week: 3248

New York Divorce Blog

New York Divorce Blog

By Bruce Provda.

http://www.nydivorcefirm.com/blog
  • Oct 17

    Finding Solutions to Orthodox Jewish Divorce Get Problem in New York

    Finding Solutions to Orthodox Jewish Divorce Get Problem in New York
    Under Jewish Orthodox law, only a husband can grant a divorce document entitled a “get.” Without a get, an orthodox women is unable to remarry and have more children. She is still considered married religiously. Rabbi Mendel…
  • Oct 5

    Judge upholds Jewish excommunication right

    Judge upholds Jewish excommunication right
    A Johannesburg executive lost his attempt to keep from being excommunicated from the Jewish Orthodox community in the Gauteng capital when the judge dismissed his case. The Jewish ecclesiastical court, Beth Din, had already agreed to shun the…
  • Sep 26

    Relocation May Modify Parenting Time Arrangement

    Relocation May Modify Parenting Time Arrangement
    The concept of “changed circumstances’ is one that occurs throughout NJ family law, particularly in relation to modification of financial obligations such as child support or alimony. ? However, this concept is also applied to…
Rank this Week: 3187

Chicago Family Law Blog

Chicago Family Law Blog

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

http://www.chicagofamilylawblog.com/
  • Oct 16

    Inheritance Rights of Spouses after Separation and Divorce

    Inheritance Rights of Spouses after Separation and Divorce
     Most people are aware that a surviving spouse is usually entitled to inherit all or a large portion of the estate of a deceased spouse. Fewer understand the effect on estates if one spouse dies during a legal separation or after a…
  • Oct 16

    Keeping Assets in a Custodial Account for a Minor

    Keeping Assets in a Custodial Account for a Minor
     Minors have no legal capacity to manage property. Thus, transferring property and other assets to minors can be problematic. For example, parents or other adults may wish to convey a small amount of property to a minor without investing…
  • Aug 13

    DOMA Defines "Marriage" as Union of Man and Woman

    DOMA Defines "Marriage" as Union of Man and Woman
     The federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was signed into law by President Clinton on September 21, 1996. DOMA defines “marriage” to consist exclusively as a heterosexual union of a man and a woman. Further, DOMA directs…
Rank this Week: 3402

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/
  • Oct 16

    Maryland Governor O’Malley Establishes Commission on Child Custody Decision Making

    Maryland Governor O’Malley Establishes Commission on Child Custody Decision Making
    Child custody disputes are arguably among the most emotionally charged issues a couple will face during a divorce proceeding. In many cases, both spouses approach the issue of child custody with the hope of spending as much time with their…
  • Sep 30

    Maryland Court Denied Husband’s Effort to Terminate Alimony

    Maryland Court Denied Husband’s Effort to Terminate Alimony
    Divorce affects each family in a unique way. In most cases, however, the parties will have to address and resolve many emotional and financial matters. Some of the more significant financial issues concern child support, spousal support,…
  • Sep 15

    Maryland Court Denied Husband’s Attempt to Set Aside Marital Settlement Agreement

    Maryland Court Denied Husband’s Attempt to Set Aside Marital Settlement Agreement
    In any divorce matter, it is important for each spouse to consult with his or her own attorney, who will seek to protect that person’s separate rights going forward. One of the most important documents that divorcing spouses…
Rank this Week: 3513

The Law Office of Christine M…

The Law Office of Christine M Bechtold, LLC

Covers Georgia family law.

http://bechtold-law.blogspot.com/
  • 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. …
  • Jun 25

    My Child’s Parent Isn’t Paying The Court Ordered Child Support, What Can I Do?

    My Child’s Parent Isn’t Paying The Court Ordered Child Support, What Can I Do?
    If a child’s parent was Court ordered to pay child support for the benefit of the minor child and they are not paying that full amount there are a few actions you can take. The most important and first action is to communicate with…
Rank this Week: 4467

Virginia Family Law

Virginia Family Law

Covers Virginia family law issues. By Jason A. Weis.

http://www.familylawva.com/
Rank this Week: 4059

Minnesota Divorce and Family Law…

Minnesota Divorce and Family Law Blog

Covers parenting, alimony, child support, divorce and more. By Gerald O. Williams.

http://divorcelawyermn.com/minnesota-divorce-blog/
  • Oct 12

    Moving the Children Within the State

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

    Family Courts Are Not Fulfilling ICMC Timing Goal

    Family Courts Are Not Fulfilling ICMC Timing Goal
    When a marriage dissolution case is first filed with the court, most metro area Minnesota courts schedule the case for an Initial Case Management Conference (ICMC).  This is a non-contested, non-litigious step in the process that gives…
  • Apr 24

    Divorce Using Paralegal Service Lacks Cost-Benefit

    Divorce Using Paralegal Service Lacks Cost-Benefit
    When someone (or some couple) is getting divorced, and has no disputes, the case often is suited for being drafted up by a paralegal service.  Divorce paralegal services tend to be low-cost, but are able to complete the divorce paperwork…
Rank this Week: 4330

Farzad Family Law Blawg

Farzad Family Law Blawg

Covers California divorce and family law blog, with a focus on Orange County.

http://www.farzadlaw.com/family-law-articles/
Rank this Week: 3330

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
  • Oct 10

    On the wrong side of history again

    On the wrong side of history again
    Bowing to the inevitable, North Carolina has authorized same sex marriage, leaving South Carolina the last remaining state of the Fourth Circuit to bar such marriages. Today U.S. District Judge Max Cogburn of Asheville struck down the…
  • Oct 10

    We could have been more progressive than West Virginia…but no!

    We could have been more progressive than West Virginia…but no!
    Yesterday, October 9, 2014, the South Carolina Supreme Court issued a stay preventing county probate judges from issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples pending a decision by United States District Court Judge J. Michelle Childs in…
  • Oct 6

    South Carolina likely to be compelled to allow same sex marriage

    South Carolina likely to be compelled to allow same sex marriage
    Today the United States Supreme Court decided to let stand a Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals decision finding Virginia’s ban on same sex marriage unconstitutional. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals put its decision into effect…
Rank this Week: 4062

South Florida Divorce Lawyer Blog

South Florida Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By The Aabbott Law Firm.

http://www.southfloridadivorcelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3281

Houston Divorce Lawyer Blog

Houston Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers the divorce process. By Ramos Law Firm.

http://www.ramosfamilylaw.com/houstondivorceblog/
  • Oct 10

    Unrelated to Divorce | Want the best andriod phone on the market? | OnePlus One

    Unrelated to Divorce | Want the best andriod phone on the market? | OnePlus One
    Our family has purchased 4 of the Oneplus One phones and we love them. This is a new company so to manage inventory they use an invite system so in order to buy one you must have an invite. That … Continue reading →
  • Sep 29

    3 Tips to Make Your Divorce as Easy as Possible

    3 Tips to Make Your Divorce as Easy as Possible
    Divorces are rarely ever easy. However, there are ways to ease the stress involved. As you go through this difficult turning point in your life, it can be all too easy to become frustrated, overwhelmed and downright angry. While these…
  • Sep 27

    5 Reasons Not to File for Divorce on Your Own

    5 Reasons Not to File for Divorce on Your Own
    Going through a divorce is difficult. Separating from someone who was once a major part of your life can be extremely daunting, to say the least. And the struggle is multiplied when you have children involved, mutual property and other…
Rank this Week: 3406

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/
  • Oct 10

    New Opinion Addresses Divorced Parents’ Disputes Over Choice of Preschool

    New Opinion Addresses Divorced Parents’ Disputes Over Choice of Preschool
    In yet another recently published decision, in Madison v. Davis decided on June 18, 2014, the Honorable Lawrence R. Jones, J.S.C., sitting in the Family Division of Ocean County, tackled a novel issue related to the rights and…
  • Oct 3

    New Jersey Passes Collaborative Law Act

    New Jersey Passes Collaborative Law Act
    Governor Chris Christie signed into law the New Jersey Collaborative Law Act (the “Act”) on September 10, 2014. The intent of the legislation is to provide uniformity in collaborative law throughout the State in family law…
  • Sep 26

    A Promise Is A Promise

    A Promise Is A Promise
    In 2013 this firm addressed in this blog our State’s view on Palimony on three occasions. First, in “The State Of Palimony in the State of New Jersey“, Karen Willitts outlined the general law of palimony before and after the…
Rank this Week: 3548

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Covers estate planning, HOA & condo associations and family law in North Carolina.

http://www.lawfirmrbs.com/blog/
  • Oct 10

    Must North Carolina HOA and Condominium Associations Have Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

    Must North Carolina HOA and Condominium Associations Have Workers’ Compensation Insurance?
    An article in the Charlotte Observer last week suggested that all North Carolina HOA and condominium associations must have Workers’ Compensation coverage or suffer the consequences. The article can be found at this link, but…
  • Sep 17

    Solar Panels, HOAs, and Condominiums in North Carolina

    Solar Panels, HOAs, and Condominiums in North Carolina
    Our modern society is always looking for opportunities to limit our footprint on the environment and to increase sustainability in a modern world.  Wind, solar, and other renewable resources are common topics of conversation.  As…
  • Sep 3

    A Radio Tower in Every Yard?

    A Radio Tower in Every Yard?
    Most often the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (also known as the “CCR’s,” “Declaration of Condominium,” “Restrictions,” or by other names) is the highest governing document…
Rank this Week: 2932

Family-In-Law

Family-In-Law

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

http://family-in-law.com/
  • Oct 10

    Life Insurance Woes for Divorcing Spouses (Case Law Round-Up 10/6/14)

    Life Insurance Woes for Divorcing Spouses (Case Law Round-Up 10/6/14)
    I’m happy to announce that after a month-long sabbatical the Round-Up is back.  And with the last box from my move unpacked this past week, ... The post Life Insurance Woes for Divorcing Spouses (Case Law Round-Up 10/6/14) appeared…
  • Oct 8

    Point/ Counter-Point on SCOTUS’s Decision to Dodge Marriage Case

    Point/ Counter-Point on SCOTUS’s Decision to Dodge Marriage Case
    Following the Supreme Court’s decision this week to deny review in the marriage equality cases, SCOTUS Blog hosted a thoughtful symposium on the future of marriage-equality litigation, including a pair ... The…
  • Oct 6

    Supreme Court Avoids Marriage Equality Cases-But What Does It Mean?

    Supreme Court Avoids Marriage Equality Cases-But What Does It Mean?
    While I’d like to pretend I saw this one coming, I join the rest of the legal blogosphere in finding myself somewhat speechless at the Supreme Court’s decision this ... The post Supreme Court Avoids Marriage…
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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/
  • Oct 9

    Advice for Staying Friends After Divorce

    Advice for Staying Friends After Divorce
    Every person is different, every relationship is different, and every divorce is different. It is important to realize these facts and lawyers frequently explain these concepts to clients going through a divorce. In a perfect world, you and…
  • Sep 17

    Pennsylvania Divorce and Separation: The Distinction

    Pennsylvania Divorce and Separation: The Distinction
    Many married couples realize that they cannot continue living together so they decide to get a divorce.  Divorce is unfortunately all too common these days. Some people realize that they want to live separate and apart from their…
  • Sep 5

    Should You File a Fault or No-Fault Divorce in PA?

    Should You File a Fault or No-Fault Divorce in PA?
    Pennsylvania allows for both "fault" and "no-fault" divorces to be filed. As the names suggest, fault-based divorces are available to those married individuals who can prove very specific fault-based reasons against their spouse, while…
Rank this Week: 3547

St. Charles Divorce Lawyer Blog

St. Charles Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law with an emphasis on divorce. By Doug Bellon of Dalton, Chassaniol & Bellon.

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

    Do You Feel Financially Trapped in an Unhealthy Marriage?

    Do You Feel Financially Trapped in an Unhealthy Marriage?
    As a family law practitioner one of the most common explanations, given by new clients, as to why they have remained in an unhealthy and often times oppressive marriage is the feeling of being financially trapped due to the unknown…
  • Jul 31

    5 Things You Should Know Before You Hire Your Divorce Attorney - Part II

    5 Things You Should Know Before You Hire Your Divorce Attorney - Part II
    In Part I of our most recent blog we discussed how important it is to determine an attorney's level of experience with family law and those specific issues which are of particular importance to the client. Further, we addressed how…
  • Jul 21

    5 Things You Should Know Before You Hire Your Divorce Attorney - 2 Part Serie

    5 Things You Should Know Before You Hire Your Divorce Attorney - 2 Part Serie
    Choosing the right attorney to help assist and guide you through the divorce process is critical. But, what do you need to know when you first meet an attorney to help you make the correct choice? In this two-part blog we examine 5 factors…
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Mississippi Family Lawyer Blog

Mississippi Family Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, child custody and child support. By M. Devin Whitt.

http://www.mississippifamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 7

    Treatment of Business Interests in Property Division

    Treatment of Business Interests in Property Division
    It may come as a surprise to some, but a divorcing spouse's financial or ownership interest in a business may be classified as "marital property" by a court when dividing property in a divorce. As an equitable distribution state, Mississippi…
  • Oct 2

    What's Yours May Be Not Be "Yours" in a Divorce: Separate Property vs. Marital Property

    What's Yours May Be Not Be "Yours" in a Divorce: Separate Property vs. Marital Property
    In the wake of a divorce, it is not uncommon for spouses to start claiming what is "their" individual property. However, simply "claiming" property as your own does not make it so. Property that a divorcing spouse thinks he or she…
  • Sep 23

    Getting Back on Your Feet: Rehabilitative Alimony in Mississippi

    Getting Back on Your Feet: Rehabilitative Alimony in Mississippi
    As I explained in an earlier post, alimony is still alive in Mississippi, and it is definitely something a person should consider when contemplating a divorce. Again, when people hear the word "alimony" they typically think of permanent…
Rank this Week: 4662

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: 4466

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By John S. Yohanan.

http://www.bayareadivorceattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3235

Divorce Lawyer North Andover

Divorce Lawyer North Andover

Covers Massachusetts family law. By Patricia S. Fernandez & Associates.

http://northandovermafamilylawattorney.com/
  • Oct 6

    Determining Alimony in New Hampshire

    Determining Alimony in New Hampshire
    Divorce Lawyer North AndoverDivorcing couples in New Hampshire often ask whether the issue of alimony should be addressed in their divorce.  Put simply, alimony is financial support paid by one spouse to the other for living expenses and…
  • Jun 11

    Identifying the Immigration Consequences of Divorce

    Identifying the Immigration Consequences of Divorce
    Divorce Lawyer North AndoverGoing through a divorce, in and of itself, will bring with it a multitude of financial, emotional and personal issues and concerns.  Couples must deal with resolving issues relating to children, money, debts…
  • May 23

    Reasons to Obtain a Prenuptial Agreement

    Reasons to Obtain a Prenuptial Agreement
    Divorce Lawyer North AndoverWhen most people hear the word “prenup” they most likely envision a multi-millionaire marrying someone half his/her age. While this may hold true in some cases, a prenuptial agreement has become much…
Rank this Week: 2614

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

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

http://www.thorpelawfirm.com/blog/
  • Oct 5

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

    Bankruptcy Court Holds Secured Creditors Can Be “Crammed Down” With Below-Market Replacement Note
    On 26 August, 2014, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York State’s Southern District held in the case of MPM Silicones, LLC that it was acceptable for secured creditors to be “crammed down” in chapter 11 bankruptcy plans…
  • Sep 20

    Trump Entertainment Resort Files for Bankruptcy

    Trump Entertainment Resort Files for Bankruptcy
    Trump Entertainment Resorts has filed bankruptcy for the third time. The action represents yet another blow to Atlantic City’s struggling casino gaming industry. The company runs two casinos in the city. With an ever-increasing level of…
  • Aug 25

    Parliament House Files Bankruptcy

    Parliament House Files Bankruptcy
    Parliament House, an iconic gay destination entertainment complex and resort in Orlando, Florida, has filed for bankruptcy. The parent company is currently $15.5 million in debt. Set on 4.5-acres along Orange Blossom Trail, just about one and…
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Texas Family Lawyers

Texas Family Lawyers

Covers family law topics. By Holmes, Diggs & Eames, P.L.L.C.

http://texasfamilylawyers.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 5

    International Parental Kidnapping – Yes, it’s real.

    International Parental Kidnapping – Yes, it’s real.
    International parental kidnapping does exist, and does happen.  In fact, major news networks reported in September 2014 that a Beijing-bound United Airlines flight had to return to Dulles International Airport after law enforcement…
  • Oct 1

    Can False Abuse Allegations Affect Custody?

    Can False Abuse Allegations Affect Custody?
    You bet.  There are plenty of cases where one parent decides to allege that the other abuses their children, whether it is verbal, emotional, physical, or even sexual.  Many times these allegations are untrue, unfounded, and…
  • May 22

    What Constitutes Telephone Harassment?

    What Constitutes Telephone Harassment?
    We often get told that someone is being harassed by telephone, but what does that really mean? There is a great case, Perone v. Texas, which talks all about it in a criminal case context.  An ex-husband was convicted of harassment…
Rank this Week: 4496

All Family Law Group, P.A.

All Family Law Group, P.A.

Covers divorce, family law and bankruptcy.

http://www.familymaritallaw.blogspot.com
  • Oct 4

    What Factors does a Court Consider when Awarding Florida Alimony?

    What Factors does a Court Consider when Awarding Florida Alimony?
    The end of a marriage can be a trying time, both emotionally and financially. For many people, fundamental aspects of their daily life will change dramatically, including where they live, how often they see their children, their day-to-day…
  • Sep 19

    Obtaining Past Due Child Support in Florida After Children Become Adult

    Obtaining Past Due Child Support in Florida After Children Become Adult
    With regard to child support in the state of Florida, the general rule is that child support terminates when a child reaches 18 years of age.  However, the general rule does not apply when child support is still owed for any time prior to…
  • Sep 9

    Don’t Believe the Hype: Collaborative Law Is Not Without Disadvantage

    Don’t Believe the Hype: Collaborative Law Is Not Without Disadvantage
    Collaborative law is an alternate form of dispute resolution in the family law context.  While proponents contend that collaborative law is both less expensive and more effective than traditional, adversarial law, it can actually drag out…
Rank this Week: 3074

Michigan Divorce Lawyers Blog

Michigan Divorce Lawyers Blog

Covers family law, divorce, and custody issues in Michigan. By Serafini, Michalowski, Derkacz & Associates P.C.

http://www.michigandivorcelawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 3

    How to tell your children you are getting divorced.

    How to tell your children you are getting divorced.
    Getting divorced is a very upsetting time for you and your spouse. However, when you have children, the experience is even more emotional. You should keep the children out of any arguments, and make the process as easy on them as possible.…
  • Sep 26

    Spousal Support: should it be awarded in your case?

    Spousal Support: should it be awarded in your case?
    Spousal support is generally a highly contested issue. There are some cases where spousal support is necessary and appropriate, and some cases where spousal support is not recommended. Eleven factors are generally considered in determining…
  • Sep 19

    You've decided to file for divorce - now what?

    You've decided to file for divorce - now what?
    Divorce creates profound stress and emotion, and often precipitates other changes in your life. The outcome of your case can affect you and your family for many years to come. For these reasons, it is essential to find attorneys that…
Rank this Week: 2803

Family Law Guy

Family Law Guy

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

http://familylawguy.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 1

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

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

    Gambling Winnings and Child Support

    Gambling Winnings and Child Support
        Ohio has no implemented an intercept program so that winners at the four casinos in Ohio may trigger data base checks.  If the winner wins $1,200 or more from slot machines, $5,000 or more from table games or $600 or more from…
  • Aug 25

    Exercising Self-Help in Custody Case

    Exercising Self-Help in Custody Case
        Kathleen Aubain is in the Oneida County Jail in New York for violating a court order.  Aubain has a two and a half year old daughter, Isabellah Rose Campos with Eric Campos.  All three were living in Arizona.  Campos has custody of…
Rank this Week: 3977

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Kollias & Giese.

http://www.dupagecountydivorcelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3192

Colorado Springs Divorce Attorney…

Colorado Springs Divorce Attorney Blog

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

http://www.coloradospringsdivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 24

    Divorce – Child Support In Colorado

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

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

    Time flies when you’re getting divorced: how long will your divorce actually take?
    By Brandon A. Prenger, Attorney The Gasper Law Group, PLLC One of the most commonly asked questions concerning a divorce is “how soon can I be divorced?” Everyone has heard the horror stories of a divorce that drags out for years.…
  • Jun 19

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

    Time flies when you’re getting divorced: how long will your divorce actually take?
    By Brandon A. Prenger, AttorneyThe Gasper Law Group, PLLC One of the most commonly asked questions concerning a divorce is “how soon can I be divorced?” Everyone has heard the horror stories of a divorce that drags out for…
Rank this Week: 4295

Family Law Matters Blog

Family Law Matters Blog

Covers New York family law. By Deborah Hope Wayne.

http://www.familylawmatters-blog.com/
  • Sep 22

    5 Considerations Before You Check In at the Divorce Hotel

    5 Considerations Before You Check In at the Divorce Hotel
    Many couples flock to beautiful upstate New York in the Fall for the gorgeous foliage. This month, quick-service divorces can also be added to the Fall getaway. The Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga Springs, New York will debut its newest…
  • Sep 9

    Hard Work or Pure Luck - How the Manner of Your Asset Appreciation Matter

    Hard Work or Pure Luck - How the Manner of Your Asset Appreciation Matter
    I recently read about a divorce case in Oklahoma that caught my interest because it is being dubbed "the priciest divorce ever." Whether it's the financial aspect or another issue, in family law it is always important to understand how the…
  • Aug 27

    Military Divorce: Considerations for a Peaceful Proce

    Military Divorce: Considerations for a Peaceful Proce
    I've written a few pieces on divorce and always tried to point out how the divorce process can be different for every couple, depending on their specific circumstances. With the amount of military families in America, it is also important to…
Rank this Week: 3522

Massachusetts Criminal Law Blog

Massachusetts Criminal Law Blog

Covers family and criminal law. By Law Office Of George N. Papachristos.

http://www.massachusettscriminallawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3265

Tulsa Family Law Blog

Tulsa Family Law Blog

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

http://tulsafamilylaw.wordpress.com/
  • Sep 19

    A Primer on Common Law Marriage in Oklahoma

    A Primer on Common Law Marriage in Oklahoma
    Most people hold a formal ceremony to establish their marriage. Married couples get a license and formally record their ceremonial marriage at the courthouse. Oklahoma is among a handful of states that still recognize non-ceremonial…
  • Apr 10

    Oklahoma Judicial Appointment Process Threatened – Say No to SJR21

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

    Is your son or daughter throwing away their higher education?

    Is your son or daughter throwing away their higher education?
    Originally posted on Gary Direnfeld, MSW, RSW:I commonly see parents of young adults in university/college where the student is throwing away their education, putting more time towards partying and recovery than studying and earning grades.…
Rank this Week: 2530

Freed Marcroft Blog

Freed Marcroft Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, family, real estate, litigation, business and non-profit planning, and LGBT immigration law.

http://freedmarcroft.com/category/blog/
  • Sep 19

    Freed Marcroft Hosts Judges from the Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) Challenge

    Freed Marcroft Hosts Judges from the Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) Challenge
    On Thursday evening, Freed Marcroft was honored to host Hartford city officials, representatives of the federal Economic Development Administration (EDA), and judges from both the Evaluation Panel and Selection Committee of the Strong Cities,…
  • Sep 11

    Special Needs Trusts Are Not Only For Wealthy Familie

    Special Needs Trusts Are Not Only For Wealthy Familie
    We were recently invited to attend the Connecticut Department of Development Services Resource Fair Family Forum Open House at the Channel 3 Kids Camp. The goal of the open house was to help families secure resources related to developmental…
  • Aug 13

    Supplemental Needs Trusts for Special Family Member

    Supplemental Needs Trusts for Special Family Member
    One major concern for families who have a family member with special needs is what happens to that person when his or her primary caregiver or advocate, often a parent or family member, passes away or is unable to continue as the primary…
Rank this Week: 3081

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.indianafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 19

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

    MICHELE JACKSON NAMED FINALIST FOR INDY'S BEST AND BRIGHTEST AWARD
    For the second year in a row, attorney Michele Jackson has been selected as a finalist for the annual Indy's Best and Brightest award ceremony created by Junior Achievement. The event will honor 100 of central Indiana's most outstanding…
  • Sep 11

    Attorney Christine Douglas volunteers at Mediation Day

    Attorney Christine Douglas volunteers at Mediation Day
    Attorney Christine Douglas will be volunteering with the IndyBar Alternative Dispute Resolution division at the 5th annual Mediation Day on Friday, September 26th. Mediation Day provides a service to the courts and community by volunteering…
  • Sep 5

    Attorney Michele Jackson among community leaders modeling for Dress For Succe

    Attorney Michele Jackson among community leaders modeling for Dress For Succe
    Tonight is the 12th annual Stepping Out In Style fundraising event presented by Dress for Success Indianapolis and PNC Bank at the JW Mariott in Indianapolis. Stepping Out in Style is a fundraising event to raise money to support Dress for…
Rank this Week: 3148

Alabama Criminal and Family Lawyer…

Alabama Criminal and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers family and criminal law. By Skier & Associates.

http://www.alabamacriminalandfamilylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3213

RandyWallace

RandyWallace

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

http://randywallace.wordpress.com/
  • Sep 18

    Is that a compliment?

    Is that a compliment?
    “The defendants in this case are wrong, and thus the arguments made by their counsel are wrong, but counsel are extremely honest.” Brief of Appellants at page 2 in Chapman v. Coca-Cola, et al.
  • Sep 11

    A little overkill?

    A little overkill?
    For the last couple of days a few signs have been in a yard I pass on the way to work.  By my count, there are 20 “No Trespassing” signs.  Seems just a bit much.  Neighbor dispute?  Overzealous girlscout…
  • Aug 13

    Do children have a claim for alienation of affection?

    Do children have a claim for alienation of affection?
    The traditional law of alienation of affection cases is somewhat straight forward.   The tort of alienation of affections was recognized in Mississippi as early as 1926 in McRae v. Robinson, 145 Miss. 191, 110 So. 504 (1926). In Camp v.…
Rank this Week: 3214

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: 4396

Ayo and Iken PLC Blog

Ayo and Iken PLC Blog

Covers Florida divorce, custody, paternity, and child support.

http://www.18884mydivorce.com/blog/
  • Sep 18

    The Peaceful Time of the Year ?

    The Peaceful Time of the Year ?
    By Attorney Howard Iken: An old saying I once heard: Statistics don't lie, but liars use statistics. I have always been fascinated with statistics, what they supposedly show, and whether they represent something that is true. I stumbled…
  • Aug 2

    New Same Sex Marriage Laws in Florida 2014

    New Same Sex Marriage Laws in Florida 2014
    An update on our companion website: www.myfloridalaw.com. The Florida Courts have been been busy addressing what seems like an avalanche of same-sex marriage challenges to the present constitutional ban. For some people the ultimate goal is…
  • Jun 30

    Can I Take My Spouse to the Cleaners for Cheating?

    Can I Take My Spouse to the Cleaners for Cheating?
    If you have discovered that your spouse is cheating, you are likely to experience a wealth of emotions like anger, betrayal, sadness and fear. Adultery is one of the most common causes of divorce, but many spouses are appalled when they talk…
Rank this Week: 3582

Futeral & Nelson LLC Blog

Futeral & Nelson LLC Blog

Covers family law in South Carolina.

http://www.charlestonlaw.net/category/family-law/
  • Sep 15

    How Does Bankruptcy Affect a Divorce in South Carolina?

    How Does Bankruptcy Affect a Divorce in South Carolina?
    Lawyers in Charleston, SC - Futeral and Nelson, LLC As divorce lawyers in Charleston, South Carolina, we’ve handled cases where a spouse files for bankruptcy. Bankruptcy law doesn’t require a married couple to file jointly.…
  • Sep 3

    Divorcing an Abusive Spouse in South Carolina

    Divorcing an Abusive Spouse in South Carolina
    Lawyers in Charleston, SC - Futeral and Nelson, LLC As divorce lawyers in Charleston, South Carolina, we regularly deal with situations of abuse between spouses. Many of these cases involve criminal domestic violence and Orders of…
  • Aug 3

    Recovering Your Attorney’s Fees in South Carolina Family Court

    Recovering Your Attorney’s Fees in South Carolina Family Court
    Lawyers in Charleston, SC - Futeral and Nelson, LLC As divorce lawyers in Charleston, South Carolina, we often deal with claims for legal fees in family court. South Carolina’s family court judges have the ability to award…
Rank this Week: 3119