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Real Divorce Mediation Blog

Real Divorce Mediation Blog

By Whole Mediation & Consulting Services P.C.

http://wholemediation.com/category/real-divorce-mediation/
  • Aug 19

    Listening: The Key to Divorce Mediation

    Listening: The Key to Divorce Mediation
    Divorce mediation works for separating couples because it accounts for each perspective, is more cost-effective than litigation, and creates a mutually agreeable outcome. But beyond that, why does it really, really work? What is one major…
  • Jul 14

    Divorce Mediation Dos and Don’t

    Divorce Mediation Dos and Don’t
    Divorce mediation can only work when both parties are actively participating throughout the entire process. If one side is passive while the other is aggressive, a solution will most likely not be mutually beneficial as it would if both…
  • Jun 10

    Four Styles of Mediation

    Four Styles of Mediation
    There is no set formula when it comes to divorce mediation. Each couple’s circumstances, goals, and issues are different, making the process unique to every situation. I have been mediating for over 25 years and have never seen the same…
Rank this Week: 2107

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/
  • Aug 19

    New Act Changes Corporate Filing Deadlines and Extension Deadlines for Return

    New Act Changes Corporate Filing Deadlines and Extension Deadlines for Return
    On July 31, 2015, President Obama signed into law P.L. 114-41, the “Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015.” Although this new law was primarily designed as a 3-month stopgap extension of…
  • Jul 31

    Baby Boomers in a Good Place

    Baby Boomers in a Good Place
    A recent article in The New York Times talked about how many Americans 65 years of age and older are managing just fine in this economy. They are doing better than seniors in prior generations. These are mostly middle class seniors who are…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2145

New York Divorce Blog

New York Divorce Blog

By Bruce Provda.

http://www.nydivorcefirm.com/blog
  • Aug 19

    Putting your Finances in Order During Divorce

    Putting your Finances in Order During Divorce
    Divorce can have a significant impact on your checking account. There are costs to be incurred that normally would not occur if not for divorce. These include attorney fees, consultant fees and in many cases, custody evaluators, property…
  • Aug 17

    Kinship Care in New York

    Kinship Care in New York
    Kinship care occurs when a child is raised by an adult other than a parent. Kinship care is different than foster care, and more than 95 percent of kinship caregivers in New York are not classified as foster parents.  Grandparents, other…
  • Aug 5

    The Initial Consultation when Divorcing

    The Initial Consultation when Divorcing
    Going through a divorce can be a stressful experience but once you have made the decision to break your relationship, your best strategy should be to be well prepared as to what comes ahead. The first step should be finding a good lawyer and…
Rank this Week: 1790

Houston Divorce Lawyer Blog

Houston Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers the divorce process. By Ramos Law Firm.

http://www.ramosfamilylaw.com/houstondivorceblog/
  • Aug 19

    Served with divorce papers? Now What? Do we need to go to court?

    Served with divorce papers? Now What? Do we need to go to court?
    Video Transcription Do we even need to go to court? As soon as we file some type of response, we notify the opposing counsel, and from that point we will then attempt to see if we can do something by… The post Served with divorce…
  • Aug 10

    Benefits of Parenting Classes During a Divorce

    Benefits of Parenting Classes During a Divorce
    Video Transcription There is a parenting class that’s required, a four hour parenting class, and some courts require different classes, depending. Now this is a class that I ask my clients to take from the beginning, so that they…
  • Jul 31

    OurFamilyWizard.com – Tools to help improve co-parenting

    OurFamilyWizard.com – Tools to help improve co-parenting
    Video Transcription Normally when parents have an issue with communicating with each other, there is a great website that a lot of attorneys and judges use, called OurFamilyWizard. Now this is an online calendaring program where both parties…
Rank this Week: 3531

AAA Family Law Blog

AAA Family Law Blog

Covers family law. By AAA Family Law, LLC.

http://www.aaafamilylaw.com/
  • Aug 18

    Dealing With The Department of Children and Families (DCF)

    Dealing With The Department of Children and Families (DCF)
    A capable family law attorney must know both the “black letter” law and the informal, “behind-the-scenes” law that other lawyers, judicial officers, and administrators often practice. Nowhere in family law does such a…
  • Jun 8

    Important Things To Know About Appeals of Family Law Case

    Important Things To Know About Appeals of Family Law Case
    Appeals in family law cases are risky, expensive and infrequent. A litigant has 30 days after the final judgement to file a notice of appeal and another 70 days to file a brief explaining the legal arguments justifying the overturn of the…
  • Apr 26

    The Family Law Trial

    The Family Law Trial
    Family law trials use only judges and not juries and they have to rule on cases that require some subjective interpretation of the law. it is important for litigants to stick to the relevant facts of the case and avoid arguing with the…
Rank this Week: 2791

Lutz Law blog

Lutz Law blog

Covers Washington family law.

http://www.lutzlaw.com/articles/
  • Aug 18

    Retirement Accounts and Disability Pay From United States Military

    Retirement Accounts and Disability Pay From United States Military
    Even though you have an interest in a military retirement account as a military dependent, sometimes that interest can be compromised if the military member converts his or her retirement account into a disability based award (actually, when…
  • Jul 14

    Spousal Maintenance for Immigrant

    Spousal Maintenance for Immigrant
    It is not uncommon for a person seeking immigration status in the United States (i.e. petitioner) to find him or herself in a position where the other spouse files for a divorce but the Unites States Citizen and Immigration Service ……
  • Jun 12

    De Facto Parentage

    De Facto Parentage
    In our ever changing society where blended families are more and more common, I am often asked from someone in the middle of a divorce or separation:  “I was really close to my step kids.  Can I have visitation with ……
Rank this Week: 2069

The Parenting Lawyer

The Parenting Lawyer

Covers family law. By Lauren Johnson

http://www.theparentinglawyer.com/
  • Aug 18

    “Why Do I Need To Hire A Lawyer Before Talking To The Social Worker?”

    “Why Do I Need To Hire A Lawyer Before Talking To The Social Worker?”
    deer in a cage courtesy of freedigitalimages.net This morning I got a call from a potential new client who had made an appointment but called to cancel because he wanted to “wait and see how it goes” with the social worker. This…
  • Jul 30

    How To Build Healthy Boundaries And Teach Them To Your Kid

    How To Build Healthy Boundaries And Teach Them To Your Kid
    white vinyl fence by digidreamgrafix at freedigitalphotos.net I love boundaries. I love how they keep us safe, emotionally and physically. I love how we get to determine what our limits are as humans (and parents) and how our…
  • Jul 28

    3 Barriers to Reunification in CPS Cases That Parents Can Overcome

    3 Barriers to Reunification in CPS Cases That Parents Can Overcome
    hurdle courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net When I represent parents in CPS cases, the first thing I do is look at the family’s strengths and vulnerabilities. With my client as my partner, I strive to understand what has led the family…
Rank this Week: 1828

Family Law Guy

Family Law Guy

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

http://familylawguy.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 17

    "How Do I Refer....?" I: Re-Locating Parent

    "How Do I Refer....?" I: Re-Locating Parent
    Ten Posts directed to trusted advisors, addressing issues of referring "clients with issues", to whom G.S.L.O. can provide ingenuity and practicality in advice and assistance:    I of X: HOW DO I REFER A PARENT WHO WANTS TO…
  • Apr 7

    Vaccination, Parents' Rights, and Child Custody

    Vaccination, Parents' Rights, and Child Custody
    Courts are being asked to decide vaccination issues between disagreeing parents in child custody cases . These disagreements are catching the public's eye and ears in the wake of the Disneyland measles outbreak, and public opposition to…
  • Jan 15

    Pet Custody? What's The Standard?

    Pet Custody? What's The Standard?
    Recent changes in the California version of the Domestic Violence Prevention Act now permit a judge making a restraining order, to make an order for "... the exclusive care, possession, or control of any animal owned, possessed, leased,…
Rank this Week: 4444

ABC Family Law Blog

ABC Family Law Blog

Covers Florida family law. By the Law Firm of Adam B. Cordover, P.A.

http://abcfamilyblog.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 14

    Family Diplomacy is Here!

    Family Diplomacy is Here!
    The Law Firm of Adam B. Cordover, P.A. is now Family Diplomacy: A Collaborative Law Firm!  Please check out our new website at http://FamilyDiplomacy.com.  New blog posts will now be published…
  • Jul 19

    Top 5 Reasons to Choose Collaborative Divorce

    Top 5 Reasons to Choose Collaborative Divorce
    Divorce is difficult, but not all divorces are created equally.  Here in Tampa Bay and Greater Sarasota, more and more people are choosing to resolve their family law issues via the collaborative process.  Collaborative divorce is a…
  • Jul 11

    Video: Linda Solomon And The Neutral Facilitator Collaborative Divorce Model

    Video: Linda Solomon And The Neutral Facilitator Collaborative Divorce Model
    Collaborative divorce has one simple requirement: The spouses must each retain attorneys who focus solely on helping them reach an agreement on all issues.  The collaborative attorneys are private problem-solving specialists, and they…
Rank this Week: 3366

New Jersey Family Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Family Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Helfand & Associates.

http://www.newjerseyfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 14

    Pre-Nuptial Agreement

    Pre-Nuptial Agreement
    A prenuptial agreement—also known as a “prenup” or “antenuptial agreement”—is a common tool to protect income and assets.  The agreement becomes enforceable upon marriage and applied in the event of a…
  • Apr 20

    Worker’s Compensation

    Worker’s Compensation
    WORKERS’ COMPENSATION:  INJURED ON THE JOB Workplace injuries often have permanent residual effects.  An injured worker may file a Workers’ Compensation Claim Petition.  Helfand & Associates handles…
  • Apr 17

    Adolescent Psychology

    Adolescent Psychology
    ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGY             At Helfand & Associates, we handle many amicable divorces and family matters as well as some of the most hotly contested difficult cases.  In an…
Rank this Week: 2760

Family Law Source

Family Law Source

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

http://www.familylawyerspittsburgh.com/blog/
  • Aug 13

    Undisclosed Trust Distributions May Justify Retroactive Child Support Modification

    Undisclosed Trust Distributions May Justify Retroactive Child Support Modification
    Parents who receive trust distributions may have a duty to disclose the amount and source, even if the trust distributions do not necessarily constitute income for child support purposes.  That’s one of the issues raised…
  • Jul 23

    Do you need a prenup to deal with frozen eggs?

    Do you need a prenup to deal with frozen eggs?
    Women who are contemplating IVF, ZIFT, surrogacy and other alternative reproductive techniques (ART), and their parenting partners, should seriously contemplate their need for a pre- or post-nuptial agreement or cohabitation agreement,…
  • Jul 20

    Corporate Successor Not Marital Property Following Post-Sep Business Failure

    Corporate Successor Not Marital Property Following Post-Sep Business Failure
    There is often suspicion when a business that would be marital property fails shortly after marital separation, particularly if the owner spouse subsequently starts a new business.  This is the situation that the Superior Court addressed…
Rank this Week: 4531

electronic divorce attorney

electronic divorce attorney

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

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

    Famous Mother Loses Custody

    Famous Mother Loses Custody
    As divorce lawyers, we see many custody battles unfold in the family court. Over the years, our law firm has developed experience in the defense and the prosecution of child custody battles; we have become students of the industry.When not…
  • Jul 30

    Spousal Support Always Modifiable Once Awarded by Family Court

    Spousal Support Always Modifiable Once Awarded by Family Court
    If the parties to a divorce do not settle their divorce, then a family court will decide the issues in the case, including spousal support and whether income should be imputed to a non-earning spouse. The court's decision is discretionary…
  • Jun 7

    Michigan Legislature Again Seeks to Restrict Divorce Trolling

    Michigan Legislature Again Seeks to Restrict Divorce Trolling
    We lawyers are not supposed to be soliciting anyway, as it is expressly prohibited in the Rules of Professional Conduct.  But over the years, a small group of divorce lawyers, unable to get clients any other way, send solicitation…
Rank this Week: 5042

All Family Law Group, P.A.

All Family Law Group, P.A.

Covers divorce, family law and bankruptcy.

http://www.familymaritallaw.blogspot.com
  • Aug 12

    Parental Responsibility Evaluation

    Parental Responsibility Evaluation
    Parental responsibility and timesharing constitute one of the most emotional issues facing spouses as they divorce. Florida has made strides to equalize parental responsibility and timesharing of children in a divorce. Lawmakers have…
  • Aug 12

    Frequently Asked Questions about Florida Protective Orders in Divorces or Separation

    Frequently Asked Questions about Florida Protective Orders in Divorces or Separation
    Some divorces or separations are smooth, painless, or mutual. Most can be difficult, time consuming, and maybe even hurtful. But a few can be downright dangerous. In cases in which a divorce or separation is pending, Florida law provides for…
  • Jul 26

    How Do I Change My Name?

    How Do I Change My Name?
    There are many reasons to want to change either your first, middle, or last name. Individuals and parents alike may want to change their name or their children’s names due to personal preference, to take a spouse’s name, or to return to…
Rank this Week: 3666

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/
  • Aug 11

    Where the Children Should Go to School – Part 2

    Where the Children Should Go to School – Part 2
    Hard to believe it’s been seven years since I blogged about this last.  Not much has changed on the subject in seven years, but there are trends that have become more common in practice over time. As mentioned previously, the…
  • Jul 7

    New Law Regarding Tax Dependency Exemption

    New Law Regarding Tax Dependency Exemption
    Minnesota Statute Section 518A.38 has a new subdivision; one pertaining to income tax dependency exemptions. “Income tax dependency exemptions. (a) The court may allocate income tax dependency exemptions for a child and require a party…
  • May 17

    New Best Interest Factors Signed Into Law

    New Best Interest Factors Signed Into Law
    The Minnesota legislature handed a bill to Governor Dayton, which he signed on May 15, 2015, which promulgates new best interest factors for family courts to consider in child custody proceedings. They are as follows: (1) a child’s…
Rank this Week: 1697

My Arizona Divorce Lawyer

My Arizona Divorce Lawyer

Provides analysis and commentary on family law matters in Arizona. By Gregg R. Woodnick, PLLC.

http://woodnicklaw.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 10

    Is it really SIDS?

    Is it really SIDS?
    We have all seen that episode of Law and Order SVU where Olivia and Elliot dramatically announce that the forensic results determined that the baby died of… SIDS. SIDS stands for “Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.” According to…
  • Jul 1

    Life-Altering False Allegation

    Life-Altering False Allegation
    A long-time client was recently accused of inappropriately touching his daughter while she bathed.   I handled the original custody matter when the child was only six (6) months old.  My client, we will call him…
  • May 13

    The Top 5 Things to Consider Before Consulting with a Divorce Attorney

    The Top 5 Things to Consider Before Consulting with a Divorce Attorney
    None of us get married thinking that one day we will want a divorce. Most people begin marriages thinking that they will be with their spouse forever. Then, life happens. Some couples overcome difficult obstacles together, while others…
Rank this Week: 3928

Family Law Matters Blog

Family Law Matters Blog

Covers New York family law. By Deborah Hope Wayne.

http://www.familylawmatters-blog.com/
  • Aug 9

    Inside Out: The Synergistic Effect of a Film and a Book

    Inside Out: The Synergistic Effect of a Film and a Book
    I recently viewed the animated movie, Inside Out. I had read many reviews that the themes presented in the film deal with how we are affected by our emotions.  The Inside Out characters are based upon our different emotions.…
  • Jul 24

    Choosing an Attorney for your Prenup: Understanding the Value of an Experienced Attorney

    Choosing an Attorney for your Prenup: Understanding the Value of an Experienced Attorney
    The popularity of prenuptial agreements is on the rise for couples of all ages.  A prenup can be just as important to couples on their first marriage and in their 20’s and 30’s, as it is to individuals on a second or third…
  • Jul 15

    Trending: A New Take on “Best Interest of the Child”

    Trending: A New Take on “Best Interest of the Child”
    Just a few days ago, social media was trending with its usual celebrity gossip and sports news, but an interesting family law case in Michigan snuck into the mix. A judge in Michigan sent three children to juvenile detention for refusing to…
Rank this Week: 2555

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
  • Aug 7

    Bicycle Accidents in New York City

    Bicycle Accidents in New York City
    Unfortunately, people that live in congested cities like New York City take their lives in their hands when they choose to walk around their neighborhood or ride their bikes to work. Even when following all of the rules of the road,…
  • Aug 5

    Legionnaire’s Disease In New York City

    Legionnaire’s Disease In New York City
    Legionnaire’s disease is a severe form of pneumonia caused by bacteria found in water whose symptoms include cough, shortness of breath, high fever, muscle aches and headaches and in most severe circumstances death. The symptoms can…
  • Aug 2

    Legionnaire’s Disease and Wrongful Death, Medical Malpractice or Negligence Claim

    Legionnaire’s Disease and Wrongful Death, Medical Malpractice or Negligence Claim
    The disturbing outbreak of Legionnaire’s Disease in New York City is a cause for concern.  Since Legionnaire’s Disease is generally preventable, a diagnosis of Legionnaire’s Disease may lead to a claim for wrongful…
Rank this Week: 4694

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Covers Virginia traffic and criminal law.

http://www.peterlouielaw.com/law-blog/
Rank this Week: 2296

Divorce And Mediation Blog

Divorce And Mediation Blog

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

http://www.divorceandmediationblog.com/
  • Aug 5

    Lawyer's Advertising - What You Are Reading....

    Lawyer's Advertising - What You Are Reading....
    I had a trial last year against an attorney I consider to be unethical. He's bad enough I no longer will speak to him, as I believe there should be consequences to his type of conduct. The old practice of shunning has, unfortunately, become…
  • Aug 3

    Lawyers Misleading Clients - Trying to Predict Outcomes...

    Lawyers Misleading Clients - Trying to Predict Outcomes...
    As part of my concern about lawyers' advertising, and misrepresenting themselves to clients, I recall an interesting interview with a prospective client a number of years ago. A client [name and gender sanitized] came to see me, referred…
  • Aug 1

    Date of Separation for Divorces - In re Marriage of Davis [2015]

    Date of Separation for Divorces - In re Marriage of Davis [2015]
    California became one of the first states to enact legislation stating that marital property stops being earned when the parties began to live separate and apart. This has been our rule for about 35 years. In a community property state like…
Rank this Week: 4555

Texas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Texas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Lyttle Law Firm, PLLC.

http://www.texasdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 4

    Adultery Website Ashley Madison Recently Hacked

    Adultery Website Ashley Madison Recently Hacked
      A group of hackers has come forward with claims that they were able to hack into adultery website AshleyMadison.com, which is owned by Avid Media, a company that also owns hookup sites CougarLife.com and EstablishedMen.com. Ashley…
  • Jul 21

    What You Need to Know About Divorce and Debt

    What You Need to Know About Divorce and Debt
    The complexities associated with divorce can take its toll on the individuals who are going through the process. It is important for you to have competent legal representation to ensure that every detail associated with the divorce…
  • Jul 20

    If You Are a Woman Contemplating Divorce: Know Your Finance

    If You Are a Woman Contemplating Divorce: Know Your Finance
    Some people may think that divorce proceedings are at an all time high but statistical evidence points towards a different reality. Recently, an economist at the University of Michigan has discovered that divorce rates have dropped from the…
Rank this Week: 1970

Creative Resolutions Blog

Creative Resolutions Blog

Covers New York family law and divorce law. By Andrea Vacca.

http://www.newyorkdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 4

    Having a High Net Worth Doesn’t Have to Lead to a High Conflict Divorce

    Having a High Net Worth Doesn’t Have to Lead to a High Conflict Divorce
    A high-net worth couple going through divorce can benefit greatly by staying out of court. Couples with considerable assets (which I will define here as more than $5 million) are often lead to believe that their divorce will be a “no…
  • Jul 9

    Putting Compassion At The Center Of Divorce

    Putting Compassion At The Center Of Divorce
    Even when spouses are trying to have a non-adversarial divorce, the emotions that arise can hijack innocent intentions and get in the way of achieving the bigger goals such as the children's well being, future financial security for one…
  • Jun 3

    CAUTION: Don't Text While Divorcing

    CAUTION: Don't Text While Divorcing
    I was recently sitting at my desk when I received a text message from a phone number I didn't recognize. In rapid succession I received the following missives: "I don't respect people who hit children." "You belong in jail for the rest of…
Rank this Week: 4698

Family Law Insights

Family Law Insights

Covers divorce and family law in Georgia. By Kitchens New Cleghorn, LLC.

http://www.knclawfirm.com/category/blog/family-law/
  • Aug 4

    Kitchens New Cleghorn Continues To Grow

    Kitchens New Cleghorn Continues To Grow
    “Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.” – James Cash Penney In our quest to meet the needs of clients in corporate and… The post Kitchens New Cleghorn Continues To Grow appeared…
  • Jul 31

    Prenuptial Agreements and Their Importance

    Prenuptial Agreements and Their Importance
    We often have couples who come in to consult with us about prenuptial agreements. Although it doesn’t seem like a very romantic thing to do before a couple decides to… The post Prenuptial Agreements and Their Importance appeared…
  • Jul 25

    Meet Our Newest Of-Counsel Attorney, Stephen Scriber | Atlanta Attorney

    Meet Our Newest Of-Counsel Attorney, Stephen Scriber | Atlanta Attorney
    Our law firm has specialized in family law, business law, divorce, adoption, and LGBT legal protections by some of the most skilled Atlanta attorneys. In our quest to offer… The post Meet Our Newest Of-Counsel Attorney,…
Rank this Week: 2096

Divorce Lawyer North Andover

Divorce Lawyer North Andover

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

http://northandovermafamilylawattorney.com/
  • Aug 4

    Considering Tax Consequences in the Context of Divorce

    Considering Tax Consequences in the Context of Divorce
    Divorce Lawyer North Andover It is important to consider the various tax consequences in the context of divorce in order to enter into the most beneficial support arrangement for divorcing spouses and determine how to prudently divide…
  • Feb 20

    Interpreting the Alimony Reform Act: Surprising Development

    Interpreting the Alimony Reform Act: Surprising Development
    Divorce Lawyer North AndoverSince the enactment of the Alimony Reform Act in 2011, there have been many cases which have presented questions regarding the interpretation of the statute. One frequent issue has been whether the Alimony Reform…
  • Feb 12

    Vacating the Marital Home During the Divorce

    Vacating the Marital Home During the Divorce
    Divorce Lawyer North AndoverIt can be surprising for a divorce client to learn that both spouses in a divorce may reside in the marital home while the action is pending.  Many people mistakenly believe that once a divorce complaint is…
Rank this Week: 3593

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/
  • Aug 4

    Are you legally "separated" if you're still living together?

    Are you legally "separated" if you're still living together?
    How might a court divide community property from separate property while a couple considers themselves separated yet continue to live together? That's the question the Supreme Court of California had to resolve recently. And to answer this…
  • Jul 28

    Would You Flee to Mexico to Avoid Your Ex-Inlaws? This Mother Did

    Would You Flee to Mexico to Avoid Your Ex-Inlaws? This Mother Did
    How carefully have you reviewed the family law court order in your divorce? When Jennifer Lopez met and decided to marry George DeJongh, she had three children. But this isn't a story about Jennifer and George. No, this post is about the…
  • Jul 21

    The Next Frontier: The Right to Divorce for Same-Sex Couple

    The Next Frontier: The Right to Divorce for Same-Sex Couple
    It wasn't long after the U.S Supreme Court voted in favor of same-sex marriage throughout the country that a similar battle brewed in Texas: the right to divorce. Angelique Naylor and Sabina Daly, both from Texas, married in 2004 in the…
Rank this Week: 3284

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Aug 3

    Should I get DHS involved in my Arkansas Child Custody case?

    Should I get DHS involved in my Arkansas Child Custody case?
    This blog may sound like I’m bashing Arkansas DHS or suggesting that they don’t do their best to help in child custody emergencies. It’s not. DHS is very important; it just may not be the right fit for your own case. We live…
  • Jul 2

    Family law for same-sex marriage

    Family law for same-sex marriage
    Two issues have pervaded the internet over the last week or so: gay marriage and the Confederate flag. This blog’s about legal stuff; if I am the one doing the writing, it’s about family-law stuff. Because I am not aware of any…
  • May 18

    What is an Arkansas Probate?

    What is an Arkansas Probate?
    The word “probate” comes from the Latin verb probare, which means “to try, test, prove, or examine.” (H/T to Wikipedia.) This is important for two reasons. First, it illustrates that probate, much like Latin, is…
Rank this Week: 2933

Rochester Family Lawyer Blog

Rochester Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://rochesterfamilylawyer.korotkinlaw.com
  • Aug 2

    Validity and Finality of Custody Stipulation

    Validity and Finality of Custody Stipulation
    Many custody cases are resolved by agreement. When this happens, the parties often place their agreement on the record, either as an oral stipulation recorded by court stenographer or reduce it to a written agreement. Sometimes,…
  • Jul 12

    New York Legislature Passes New Statute Modifying Temporary and Post-Divorce Spousal Maintenance Formula

    New York Legislature Passes New Statute Modifying Temporary and Post-Divorce Spousal Maintenance Formula
    On June 24, 2015, the New York State Senate passed Bill A7645-2015 which modified the duration and amount of temporary and post-divorce spousal maintenance. The bill passed the State Assembly on June 15th. It is expected to be signed by…
  • Jun 13

    Allocation of Child Care Costs in Child Support Case

    Allocation of Child Care Costs in Child Support Case
    Under New York law, child support consists of two elements: “basic” child support and the “add-ons.”  Domestic Relations Law §240 (1-b)(c)(4) and Domestic Relations Law §240 (1-b)(c)(6) provide that when…
Rank this Week: 4410

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois divorce law. From Michael Roe.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 2

    Illinois Divorce: Factors to Consider in Deciding to Divorce

    Illinois Divorce: Factors to Consider in Deciding to Divorce
    Excerpted from psychcentral.com: Are You Ready For Divorce? 7 Questions To Ask Yourself " This article outlines what couples need to do to face the numerous dilemmas associated with divorce. But first, they must identify their unique…
  • Jul 26

    One Man's Story: Parental Alienation

    One Man's Story: Parental Alienation
    This is one person's account of their life as a child victim of parental alienation, and the more positive outcome that arose as an adult....
  • Jul 20

    Illinois Divorce: Parental Alienation Issue

    Illinois Divorce: Parental Alienation Issue
    From an interview with Dr. Amy Baker, PA expert: " I must admit I am a bit disappointed in the comments so far on the WDET website in response to my interview. I hate to see the conversation devolve into...
Rank this Week: 2328

Texas Collaborative Law Blog

Texas Collaborative Law Blog

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

http://texascollaborativelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 1

    Being Creative with Child Support

    Being Creative with Child Support
    Using the Collaborative Law process, we feel impelled to be creative with solutions, even where there are standard guidelines in the Texas Family Code for such things as how to set child support. In most litigation cases, the child support…
  • Jun 1

    Dealing with a Spouse Coming Out

    Dealing with a Spouse Coming Out
    While it is still fairly uncommon, we are starting to see more situations where a couple has been married a long time and "suddenly" one spouse tells the other that he/she is gay. That will generally end a marriage.The spouse coming out has…
  • May 1

    It's Not a 50-50 World!

    It's Not a 50-50 World!
    While many people expect property and debts to be divided 50-50 on divorce, that rarely happens.  There are several reasons for that. First, Texas law does not mandate, or even suggest, an equal division.  Texas law requires…
Rank this Week: 2141

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.indianafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Kamakahi v. ASRM et al.: The Price of Human Egg

    Kamakahi v. ASRM et al.: The Price of Human Egg
    Kamakahi v. ASRM et al., a putative class action lawsuit filed in 2011, has been making headlines lately. Two former egg donors brought the federal lawsuit, alleging that price guidelines followed by fertility clinics violate antitrust laws…
  • Jul 31

    Spotlight on ICSG: Controlled Expense

    Spotlight on ICSG: Controlled Expense
    As family law attorneys, we are frequently asked what types of expenses child support is supposed to cover. Although generally child support is to be used for expenses benefiting the child, the Indiana Child Support Guidelines (ICSG) give…
  • Jul 27

    Spotlight on ICSG: The 6% Rule

    Spotlight on ICSG: The 6% Rule
    Division of medical expenses is always a big issue for our clients. Generally, the issue of coverage and insurance premiums is included in child support calculations because the party who provides insurance coverage is entitled to credit for…
Rank this Week: 3698

New Hampshire Guide to Family Law

New Hampshire Guide to Family Law

Covers family law, prenuptial agreements, legal separations, divorce, annulments, and child custody issues. By McLane, Graf, Raulerson, & Middleton, PA.

http://www.nhguidetofamilylaw.com
  • Jul 29

    What is the First Appearance Conference and What Can I Expect?

    What is the First Appearance Conference and What Can I Expect?
    Summary: Attendance at a first appearance conference is required by Family Division Rule 2.11 in all cases involving minor children. This post describes the first appearance conference. The filing of a family law case involving minor children…
  • Jan 5

    Divorce Is A Two Step Proceeding: Don’t Get Bogged Down in Temporary Matter

    Divorce Is A Two Step Proceeding: Don’t Get Bogged Down in Temporary Matter
    Divorce is really a two step process. The second step is the ultimate resolution of all issues on a permanent, basis, either following a trial or by agreement, as to all issues involved, including property division, alimony, child support and…
  • Dec 15

    Appointment to N.H. Supreme Court Professional Conduct Committee

    Appointment to N.H. Supreme Court Professional Conduct Committee
    McLane’s Family Law Group is pleased to announce that Margaret R. Kerouac, a director in the litigation department whose practice focuses on family law, was appointed to the New Hampshire Supreme Court’s Professional Conduct…
Rank this Week: 2238

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Kollias & Giese.

http://www.dupagecountydivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 26

    A Quick Overview of the Law Regarding Dissipation in Illinoi

    A Quick Overview of the Law Regarding Dissipation in Illinoi
    Section 503 of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act requires that a court divide the marital property in just proportions considering all relevant factors, including, among other things, the dissipation by each party of the…
  • Jul 12

    Non-Marital Property Under Illinois Law: How It Can Affect Maintenance and Property Division

    Non-Marital Property Under Illinois Law: How It Can Affect Maintenance and Property Division
    In a divorce, the Court has the obligation to equitably divide the marital assets and debts, and determine whether maintenance would be appropriate.  While non-marital property is not subject to being divided in a divorce, it may have a…
  • 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:  …
Rank this Week: 1770

McLean County Divorce

McLean County Divorce

Covers Illinois family law. By Jon D. McLaughlin.

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

    New Divorce Laws for Bloomington Illinois Divorce

    New Divorce Laws for Bloomington Illinois Divorce
    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"),…
  • Jul 22

    New Illinois Laws Affecting Divorce and Family Law Issues (Just Signed into Law)

    New Illinois Laws Affecting Divorce and Family Law Issues (Just Signed into Law)
      Public Act 099-0090 SB0057 EnrolledLRB099 05449 HEP 25484 b    AN ACT concerning civil law.      Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,represented in the…
  • Jul 9

    New legislation brings Illinois Parentage Act up to date

    New legislation brings Illinois Parentage Act up to date
    In addition to the comprehensive family-law overhaul embodied in SB 57, the General Assembly also passed and sent to the governor HB 1531, a rewrite of the Parentage Act of 1984. The new Parentage Act of 2015 brings Illinois law in…
Rank this Week: 4439

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/
  • Jul 23

    Costa Mesa Man Assumes Roles of Criminal, Judge, and Jury in His Own Hit and Run Case

    Costa Mesa Man Assumes Roles of Criminal, Judge, and Jury in His Own Hit and Run Case
    IRVINE Alec Scott Abraham sped through a red light, mowing down a family in a Chevy Cruz, killing a 2 year-old girl and her grandmother, while seriously injuring the girl’s mother and 7 year-old brother last month. Abraham fled the…
  • Jul 22

    Marijuana Found in Newport Beach Apartment Deemed Legal by Police

    Marijuana Found in Newport Beach Apartment Deemed Legal by Police
    After being alerted to a fire inside an apartment on the 1900 block of Sherrington Place, police discovered roughly 25 marijuana plants. The plants were part of a cultivation project, however, one that police determined to be legal. The…
  • Jul 20

    Small-Time OC Pimp Facing 22 Years if Convicted For Human Trafficking

    Small-Time OC Pimp Facing 22 Years if Convicted For Human Trafficking
    24 year-old Richard Sandoval has been charged with 8 felonies related to his violent attempts at persuading his 18 year-old girlfriend to become his prostitute at a hotel in Garden Grove. Along with burning her leg with a blow torch, Sandoval…
Rank this Week: 3318

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/
  • Jul 22

    Common Law Marriage – OMG, My BFF Is My Spouse!

    Common Law Marriage – OMG, My BFF Is My Spouse!
    By Natalie R. Mitchell Attorney at Law The Gasper Law Group, PLLC According to the Colorado Attorney General’s Website, the common-law elements of a valid marriage are that the couple is free to contract a valid ceremonial marriage,…
  • Jul 16

    Relocating with a Minor Child

    Relocating with a Minor Child
    By Christopher M. Nicolaysen Staff Attorney The Gasper Law Group, PLLC In today’s transient society, parents that have been divorced in Colorado will often move out of this state and seek to take their child or children with them. The…
  • Jul 15

    Military Pension: Remember the Military Recruits Familie

    Military Pension: Remember the Military Recruits Familie
    By Gretchen A. Bundy-Ladowicz Staff Attorney and Former JAG Attorney The Gasper Law Group, PLLC There seems to be a great deal of confusion, misinformation, and basic ignorance on the topic of the divisibility of a military pension in a…
Rank this Week: 4174

Riverside County Family Law Blog

Riverside County Family Law Blog

Covers move away rights, obtaining or defending support applications and enforcing support orders, characterizing and dividing community property, and custody and visitation rights. By Thurman W. Arnold III.

http://www.thurmanarnold.com/Blog/Recent-Blog-Posts/RSS.xml
Rank this Week: 4957

Indiana Injury and Family Lawyer…

Indiana Injury and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury, drug recalls, product hazards and family law. By Padove Law.

http://www.indianainjuryandfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 20

    Negotiating Retirement Benefits in Indiana Divorce Agreement

    Negotiating Retirement Benefits in Indiana Divorce Agreement
    Many people facing a divorce are hyper-focused on the here and now. And sometimes, it really is best to take things one day at a time. Your divorce attorney, on the other hand, should be looking at your long-term well-being. That means…
  • Jul 20

    Negotiating Retirement Benefits in Indiana Divorce Agreement

    Negotiating Retirement Benefits in Indiana Divorce Agreement
    Many people facing a divorce are hyper-focused on the here and now. And sometimes, it really is best to take things one day at a time. Your divorce attorney, on the other hand, should be looking at your long-term well-being. That means…
  • Jul 4

    U.S. Supreme Court Declares Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

    U.S. Supreme Court Declares Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional
    The issue of legality of same-sex marriage in America was settled recently with the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges. The lead plaintiff, from Ohio, challenged a state ban on homosexual marriage on constitutional grounds.…
Rank this Week: 4680

Upstate New York Family Lawyer…

Upstate New York Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.upstatenewyorkfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 19

    #732 Third Department Round-Up for October 17, 2013

    #732 Third Department Round-Up for October 17, 2013
    Not long ago I analyzed a case very similar to this one, involving a District Attorney's office that delayed beyond the statutory six months on an indictment. As a result, the indictment was dismissed outright. I remember stating that these…
  • Jul 19

    #731 Third Department Caselaw Round-Up for October 17, 2013

    #731 Third Department Caselaw Round-Up for October 17, 2013
    This case indicates why it is so incredibly important to ensure that everything makes it into the record. Otherwise, there could be a basis for either no appeal or, just the opposite - a reversal on appeal.
  • Jul 19

    #730 Third Department Caselaw Round-Up for October 17, 2013

    #730 Third Department Caselaw Round-Up for October 17, 2013
    And here is Part 2 of that weird case ping-ponging between Schuyler County Family Court and Tompkins County Family Court, from blog post #725.
Rank this Week: 3063

Merkle | Trublood | Adam Blog

Merkle | Trublood | Adam Blog

Covers Florida family and criminal law.

http://jacksonvillecriminalandfamilylawyers.com/blog/
  • Jul 17

    When Do Obligations Under Florida’s Parental Relocation Statute Begin?

    When Do Obligations Under Florida’s Parental Relocation Statute Begin?
    As we’ve discussed in prior  family law blogs, Florida has a parental relocation law, Fla. Stat. 61.13001, that requires a parent relocating more than 50 miles from their residence to obtain the other parent’s formal consent…
  • Jul 3

    Supreme Court Steps in to Protect Privacy Right

    Supreme Court Steps in to Protect Privacy Right
    Anyone who has ever watched a television or movie crime drama has watched a scene where law enforcement officers go to a hotel or motel and find a critical piece of information by checking the establishment’s records. This is an…
  • Jun 30

    Relative Adoption

    Relative Adoption
    It’s very common for family members to temporarily or permanently care for the child of another relative. Nationally, more than 2.5 million children are being raised by family members other than their parents. Often, these family…
Rank this Week: 2208

Ocala Divorce Lawyer Blog

Ocala Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.ocalafamilylaw.com/Ocala-Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Jul 15

    Same-Sex Marriages Now Recognized in All 50 State

    Same-Sex Marriages Now Recognized in All 50 State
    As of June 26, 2015, all 50 states in the U.S. are required to both grant and recognize same-sex marriages as legal civil marriages. The decision regarding the Obergefell v. Hodges case was made by the U.S. Supreme Court in a close 5-4…
  • Mar 13

    Divorce Questions to Ask at the End of a Marriage

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

    Shared parenting may become a new form of child custody

    Shared parenting may become a new form of child custody
    Divorces are difficult on the spouses, but it can be even worse if there are children involved. The decision of which Florida parent has custody of the child can lead to bitterness and can be emotionally trying on the child....
Rank this Week: 5036

Dallas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Dallas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Texas family law issues. By Guest & Gray.

http://www.dallasdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 14

    Family Mediation 101

    Family Mediation 101
    Divorce cost money, no matter how easy a lawyer and the client try to make the process, one cannot get around the fact that going through a divorce is expensive. There are, however, certain alternatives that couples can partake in to try and…
  • 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.…
Rank this Week: 3155

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/
  • Jul 10

    Understanding the Type of Retirement Plan to Be Divided in a Divorce

    Understanding the Type of Retirement Plan to Be Divided in a Divorce
    Misunderstanding the type of retirement plan to be divided in a divorce is one of the most common mistakes in divorce settlement agreements and even final judgments, since often times attorneys prepare the final judgment which the judge…
  • Jul 8

    5 surprising statistics on divorce in the U.S.

    5 surprising statistics on divorce in the U.S.
    Jul 7, 2015 By Erin Danly Although the “half of all marriages end in divorce” claim has been debunked, it’s still a commonly cited statistic. But what are the real divorce stats? Check them out below. (Note that most of the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3919

Albuquerque Divorce Lawyer Blog

Albuquerque Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.collinsattorneys.com/divorceblawg/
  • Jul 10

    Domestic Violence Charges Challenging for Military Personnel

    Domestic Violence Charges Challenging for Military Personnel
    The incidence of domestic violence in the military has been so high that the Department of Defense has made special and concerted efforts to address this problem over the span of years. Rates of domestic violence are far higher among military…
  • Apr 20

    Taking the Kids Out of State for Summer Vacation Requires Planning and Agreement

    Taking the Kids Out of State for Summer Vacation Requires Planning and Agreement
    Questions surrounding summer vacation start coming up frequently this time of year.  One of the big and more common questions that arise is the respective parents’ rights to take the kids out of state for summer vacation.  In…
  • Dec 6

    Holiday Travel Often Leads to Child Custody and Time-Sharing Dispute

    Holiday Travel Often Leads to Child Custody and Time-Sharing Dispute
    Travel with the children can, in the absence of a parenting plan that deals with the issue of travel, cause conflict between the parents.  The potential for conflict associated with travel with the children is especially high during the…
Rank this Week: 4837

The Woodlands Divorce Attorney,…

The Woodlands Divorce Attorney, Conroe Divorce Attorney

Covers divorce and family law in the Woodlands and Houston. By Richard L. Shea.

http://thewoodlandsdivorce.com
  • Jul 6

    Are You Common Law Married in Texas?

    Are You Common Law Married in Texas?
    Texas is one of the handful of states that do recognize common law or informal marriage as a legal marriage. This is a very big distinction in a community property state like Texas because once you are treated as married Read More
  • Apr 4

    The IRS Recapture Tax

    The IRS Recapture Tax
    Spousal maintenance is a part of many Woodlands Divorce cases. It is also usually rather short in length because its purpose is primarily to help one spouse re-establish their financial independence after the divorce. If you are considering…
  • Mar 25

    Stock Option or No Option?

    Stock Option or No Option?
    I’ve discussed before how stock options can be a complicated asset to deal with in a Woodlands Divorce case. They present valuation issues and even more complicated issues surrounding when and how they can be liquidated and divided. If…
Rank this Week: 4833

Family Law Matters

Family Law Matters

Information and advice regarding family law issues. By Bryan Reed.

http://www.justdivorce.co.uk/blog/
  • Jul 3

    4 OUT OF 10 DIVORCE PETITIONS REJECTED

    4 OUT OF 10 DIVORCE PETITIONS REJECTED
    a discussion around the worrying statistic that 40% of all new divorce petitions are rejected for procedural mistakes. Continue reading →
  • Jun 4

    THIS DIVORCE IS UNFAIR PART DEUX!

    THIS DIVORCE IS UNFAIR PART DEUX!
    further thoughts and evidence about possible bias against men in family law proceedings. Continue reading →
  • May 31

    THIS DIVORCE IS UNFAIR!

    THIS DIVORCE IS UNFAIR!
    bryan reed considers whether divorce in England and wales is unfair to husbands or wives. Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 2700

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/
  • Jul 1

    Life-Altering False Allegation

    Life-Altering False Allegation
    A long-time client was recently accused of inappropriately touching his daughter while she bathed.   I handled the original custody matter when the child was only six (6) months old.  My client, we will call him…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 3929