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Chicago Divorce Attorney

Chicago Divorce Attorney

Covers Illinois family law matters. By the Wolkowitz Law Office.

http://wolkowitz.com/chicago-divorce-illinois-family-law-blog
  • Sep 10

    FAQ: Depositions for divorce and child custody

    FAQ: Depositions for divorce and child custody
    If you are involved in a divorce in Illinois, you might wonder, “What is a deposition?” Long story short, it’s an interview of a party or witness that can be used in court. But as a divorce lawyer in Illinois, I know that…
  • Sep 6

    Who is the best QDRO lawyer in Illinois?

    Who is the best QDRO lawyer in Illinois?
    As a divorce lawyer in Illinois, I often have to deal with dividing retirement accounts as part of a divorce. Here’s the deal with dividing 401ks, pensions, and the like – it’s complicated.  Splitting 401ks and pension…
  • Sep 2

    Can I keep my home after divorce in Illinois?

    Can I keep my home after divorce in Illinois?
    As a divorce lawyer in Chicago Skokie and Evanston, people often ask me if they can keep their house after a divorce. The answer? It depends. If you want an answer to the question what happens to the house after divorce, read this article…
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Kevin Hickey Law Blog

Kevin Hickey Law Blog

Covers divorce, child custody and family law issues, focused on Arkansas law.

http://kevinhickeylaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 9

    A Possible Conversation About Ray Rice

    A Possible Conversation About Ray Rice
    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Do you know her name? Of course I know her name, its…ugh, I forgot. She’s his wife. He hit her. I heard she was lunging at him. She was, but he…
  • May 7

    A Word About Eddie Christian

    A Word About Eddie Christian
    Every year the Sebastian County Bar Association holds a memorial service for lawyers that have passed away in the previous year.  That service is coming up in the next couple of weeks.  A mentor and friend of mine is going to be…
  • Oct 1

    Don’t Forget Your Digital Property in Your Divorce Settlement

    Don’t Forget Your Digital Property in Your Divorce Settlement
    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!An interesting article from attorney Deborah G. Matthews caught my eye and left me with a stark conclusion: When it comes to dividing your marital assets in…
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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/
  • Sep 9

    Life Insurance and Divorce in Pennsylvania

    Life Insurance and Divorce in Pennsylvania
    Life Insurance, Divorce And SupportArrangements Obtaining life insurance can become a very important part of your divorce settlement.  Life insurance for intact family situations generally involves the husband and wife obtaining life…
  • Jul 14

    Social Security Benefits After Divorce

    Social Security Benefits After Divorce
    Marriage is a legal institution with a big impact on your finances, your retirement, and particularly your Social Security. How are your Social Security benefits determined after divorce? Here are some “must-knows” as you consider…
  • Jun 11

    Social Media and Divorce

    Social Media and Divorce
    As a Pennsylvania Divorce Attorney I constantly come across the issue of social media and how it can and does play a part in divorces.  I advise all of my clients to be aware of what they put out there on the internet for everyone to…
Rank this Week: 4067

Dallas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Dallas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Texas family law issues. By Guest & Gray.

http://www.dallasdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 9

    Medical Bills and 30 Days Notice: Can I Recover if Notice is Late?

    Medical Bills and 30 Days Notice: Can I Recover if Notice is Late?
    Many parents worry about paying for the children’s medical expenses after divorce. If you have a final decree or custody order there should be provisions that detail how the children’s medical expenses will be split among the…
  • Sep 2

    Stepparent Adoptions: The Basic

    Stepparent Adoptions: The Basic
    The most common adoption that we encounter is that of a stepparent.  In many cases, the stepparent has substituted for years as the child’s biological parent that has been absent from their life.  That is, the stepparent cares…
  • Aug 27

    Equitable Reimbursement in Texa

    Equitable Reimbursement in Texa
    As a general rule in Texas, all property that you acquire during marriage is community property.  There are some exceptions in which property can be deemed one spouse’s separate property.  These are pretty basic concepts but…
Rank this Week: 3412

Family Law Matters Blog

Family Law Matters Blog

Covers New York family law. By Deborah Hope Wayne.

http://www.familylawmatters-blog.com/
  • 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…
  • Aug 18

    Second Parent Adoption

    Second Parent Adoption
    Many people are aware of step-parent adoptions in which a person may legally adopt his or her spouse's children in order to become a legal parent. However, there is also an option for same-sex couples as well as non-married couples: second…
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San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.sandiegodivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 9

    Court Addresses Interplay Between Juvenile and Family Courts in Custody Dispute

    Court Addresses Interplay Between Juvenile and Family Courts in Custody Dispute
    Divorce is difficult. When there are children involved, the process can become even more complicated and fraught with strong (often opposing) personal views as to the best interests of the children. In some cases, the juvenile court and the…
  • Sep 2

    California Court Construes Disclosure Statute in Divorce Proceeding

    California Court Construes Disclosure Statute in Divorce Proceeding
    Courts are often called upon to interpret or construe assorted statutory provisions. When an appellate court is faced with an issue of statutory construction, it is considered a question of law and subject to an independent review. In a…
  • Aug 26

    Spouse Seeking Attorney Fees in Divorce Must Show "Disparity" Between the Partie

    Spouse Seeking Attorney Fees in Divorce Must Show "Disparity" Between the Partie
    In many divorce cases, one spouse often earns a greater income or has easier access to financial resources than the other. For the less advantaged spouse, this can present a multitude of problems throughout the proceedings. But fortunately,…
Rank this Week: 4018

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/
  • Sep 8

    Could New Jersey Parents Face Stiffer Penalties for Leaving Children in Cars?

    Could New Jersey Parents Face Stiffer Penalties for Leaving Children in Cars?
    It takes only minutes for the temperature inside a parked car to rise to dangerous levels and that can prove tragic for families when a child is left locked inside. Unfortunately, this situation occurs more often than one would think and New…
  • Aug 25

    NJ Lawmaker to Propose Making Tracking without Consent a Crime Even for Spurned Spouse

    NJ Lawmaker to Propose Making Tracking without Consent a Crime Even for Spurned Spouse
    For most of us, the term “GPS” has become shorthand for the navigational system we rely on to get from one location to another or to help find alternative routes in the face of traffic congestion or road detours. This same…
  • Aug 11

    New Law Provides Assistance to Parents Involved in International Child Custody Battle

    New Law Provides Assistance to Parents Involved in International Child Custody Battle
    President Barack Obama last week signed into law the Sean and David Goldman International Child Abduction Prevention and Return Act providing more governmental support to American parents who are embroiled in international legal battles to…
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Harris Firm Blog

Harris Firm Blog

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

http://www.theharrisfirmllc.com/harrisfirmblog/
  • Sep 8

    WheretoFileYourBankruptcy

    WheretoFileYourBankruptcy
    Bankruptcy Residency Requirements If you are filing for bankruptcy in the Alabama bankruptcy courts, then what particular court your attorney files your case in depends on where you currently reside.  However, there are some residency…
  • Aug 21

    ChildSupport

    ChildSupport
    Child Support in Alabama Child support is the financial obligation that the non-custodial parent must pay to the custodial parent to help with the basic expenses of the child.  All states have their own laws with specific guidelines or…
  • Aug 21

    ChildSupport

    ChildSupport
    Child Support in Alabama Child support is the financial obligation that the non-custodial parent must pay to the custodial parent to help with the basic expenses of the child.  All states have their own laws with specific guidelines or…
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New York Divorce and Family Law…

New York Divorce and Family Law Blog

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

http://brandeslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 8

    Court of Appeals Establishes Rule for Third Party Discovery Subpoena

    Court of Appeals Establishes Rule for Third Party Discovery Subpoena
    In Kapon v Koch, ___NY 3d ___, 2014 WL 1315590, 2014 N.Y. Slip Op. 02327 (2014) the Court of Appeals, in an opinion by Judge Pigott, held that where a subpoena is served by a party seeking discovery from a nonparty pursuant to CPLR…
  • Jun 18

    Family Offense Statute Declared Unconstitutional

    Family Offense Statute Declared Unconstitutional
    In People v Golb, ___NY3d __,2014 WL 1883943 (2014) the Court of Appeals held that (Penal Law § 240.30(1)(a), aggravated harassment in the Second Degree   was unconstitutional, under both Federal and State law because it was vague…
  • Jun 4

    Important New Decisions - June 1, 2014

    Important New Decisions - June 1, 2014
    Pendente Lite Maintenance -  Domestic Relations Law § 236(b)(5-a) - Second Department Holds That  Formula Amount Is Intended to Cover All of a  Payee Spouse's Basic Living Expenses, Including Housing Costs, the Costs of…
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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
  • Sep 7

    Temporary Maintenance and Payment of Additional Expenses by Monied Spouse

    Temporary Maintenance and Payment of Additional Expenses by Monied Spouse
    One issue that comes up fairly often in divorce cases is the issue of whether the monied spouse who is paying temporary maintenance is also responsible for additional expenses incurred by the non-monied spouse. At least some of the prior…
  • Jul 5

    Standard of Living, Diminished Income, Spousal Maintenance and Child Support

    Standard of Living, Diminished Income, Spousal Maintenance and Child Support
    The courts in New York have had some difficulty dealing with situations were a claim of recently diminished income has been presented to the court in response to a temporary spousal support application. In most situations, the courts would…
  • May 3

    Updates to New York’s Child Support Standards Chart

    Updates to New York’s Child Support Standards Chart
    According to the Child Support Standards Chart, prepared by New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, Division of Child Support Enforcement, and released March 12, 2014, the 2014 poverty income guideline amount for a…
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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/
  • Sep 7

    Should no-fault divorce be abolished?

    Should no-fault divorce be abolished?
    No-fault divorce was not intended to alter the standards by which custody of children is decided, but it has. Some see this as a good thing; others see it as a bad thing. This raises the question: Would custody law be improved by restoring…
  • Aug 24

    Custody law reform: letting the child decide

    Custody law reform: letting the child decide
    The suggestion is sometimes made that custody decisions should not be based on either parental rights or a judge’s opinions about what is best for a child. Instead, children should be empowered to make their own choices as to custody.…
  • Aug 17

    Primary Attachment Figure

    Primary Attachment Figure
    Because children may suffer emotional or psychological damage if they either are not allowed to form an attachment to a caregiver, or are separated from a person to whom they have formed an attachment, it could make sense to apply a custodial…
Rank this Week: 2781

Baum Law Offices

Baum Law Offices

Covers Criminal and Family Law. Published by Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum.

http://baumlawoffices.com/blog/
  • Sep 6

    Maryland Marijuana Citation and Civil Citation FAQ

    Maryland Marijuana Citation and Civil Citation FAQ
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - Law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland.The purpose of the following post is to answer some frequently asked questions concerning the…
  • Aug 11

    Legal Definition of Possession

    Legal Definition of Possession
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - Law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland.Based on my experience working with defendants in thousands of Maryland possession cases, most…
  • Jul 3

    What is the Maryland Estate Tax?

    What is the Maryland Estate Tax?
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland.At the time this is being posted, Maryland is among the group of 20 states (including DC) that…
Rank this Week: 2686

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.santarosafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 5

    Legal Problems Can Continue Long After a Divorce is Finalized

    Legal Problems Can Continue Long After a Divorce is Finalized
    Going through a divorce and settling all related issues can be trying. Most people want to put the marriage and legal issues behind them once the divorce is finalized. Unfortunately, this is often not the case. Frequently, a former spouse…
  • Aug 7

    What Happens to Unmarried Couples in California Who Want a “Divorce”?

    What Happens to Unmarried Couples in California Who Want a “Divorce”?
    Unmarried Couples? According to modern trends, more and more Californians are living together outside of marriage, whether for personal, financial, or other reasons. Even absent the traditional nuptials, however, such couples may, for all…
  • Jul 18

    Marriage and Money – The Most Common Sticking Point

    Marriage and Money – The Most Common Sticking Point
    Marriage and Money Marriage and Money. Marriage can be challenging, especially when it comes to family finances. Many studies suggest that financial issues are the most common sources of contention in a marriage and a common cause of divorce.…
Rank this Week: 3533

Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer Blog

Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida family law. By A. James Mullaney.

http://familylawjax.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 4

    Which Parent Decides on Children's Religious Training after a Divorce

    Which Parent Decides on Children's Religious Training after a Divorce
    A recent case from the Florida First District Court of Appeal discusses what, if any, restrictions are allowed to be placed on a parent regarding the religious training of their children. (Pierson v. Pierson, 1D14-79 (Fla. 1st DCA August 18,…
  • Aug 25

    What is considered "Income" when calculating Child Support in Florida

    What is considered "Income" when calculating Child Support in Florida
    Child Support in Florida is calculated using the Florida Child Support Guidelines. The guidelines use the mother's and father's net incomes to determine the child support obligation."Net income" is determined by subtracting a party's…
  • Aug 20

    What to do when DNA proves you are NOT the father and you are paying child support

    What to do when DNA proves you are NOT the father and you are paying child support
    A recent headline from England caught my attention: Man can't get refund on £31,000 child support payments despite DNA proving he's NOT fatherIn the story, a man is seeking a refund from the government of the child support he paid for a…
Rank this Week: 3308

Family-In-Law

Family-In-Law

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

http://family-in-law.com/
  • Sep 4

    Divorce and the Affordable Care Act: Premiums Or Penaltie

    Divorce and the Affordable Care Act: Premiums Or Penaltie
    Next week I’ll be heading off to present on Divorce and the Affordable Care Act at the National Business Institute’s webcast, Family Law: ACA, Windsor and ... The post Divorce and the Affordable Care Act: Premiums Or…
  • Sep 2

    Step-Parent(ing Time)?

    Step-Parent(ing Time)?
    Just last week, I asked the students in my family law course, “What makes a family?” and how, if at all, is the answer to ... The post Step-Parent(ing Time)? appeared first on Family-In-Law.
  • Aug 29

    Turning Back the Clock-What Time is the Right Time for Custody Modifications?

    Turning Back the Clock-What Time is the Right Time for Custody Modifications?
    The past two weeks have offered no lack of Round-Up worthy cases, but a real lack of time as I prepare for three upcoming speaking ... The post Turning Back the Clock-What Time is the Right Time for Custody Modifications? appeared first on…
Rank this Week: 2916

HeyAnnette

HeyAnnette

Covers Arizona family law. By Annette T. Burns.

http://heyannette.com/blog/
  • Sep 3

    When the Parents Have to be Good Sport

    When the Parents Have to be Good Sport
    I don’t know how parents do it.  A recent New York Times article noted that parents are exhausted and harassed by the kids’ sports schedules.  Calling the sports system the “youth sports juggernaut”…
  • Sep 1

    Volk v. Brame, 1-CA-SA 14-0079

    Volk v. Brame, 1-CA-SA 14-0079
    In Volk v. Commissioner Brame, a Father took a Special Action Petition on his claim that he was denied a hearing and the opportunity to present testimony, resulting in a denial of due process through Maricopa County’s Expedited Services…
  • Aug 28

    Parent Transition Reports, Part II

    Parent Transition Reports, Part II
    As a follow up to my last post on Parent Communication/ Transition Reports, here are some examples of straightforward News or Transition Reports that would likely be helpful to the other parent. Notice that these are straightforward, give…
Rank this Week: 3701

Child Custody Attorney~In the…

Child Custody Attorney~In the Trenches

Covers child custody and family law issues. By Arlaine Rockey.

http://childcustodyattorney.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 2

    GATHER EVIDENCE TO HELP YOUR CHILD CUSTODY CASE

    GATHER EVIDENCE TO HELP YOUR CHILD CUSTODY CASE
    WIN CHILD CUSTODY:  HOW TO HELP YOUR LAWYER HELP YOU By Attorney Arlaine Rockey © 2014PART 2:  GATHER EVIDENCE TO HELP YOUR CUSTODY CASE There are two main kinds of evidence in a custody case:  witnesses and…
  • Aug 31

    HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR CHILD CUSTODY CONSULTATION

    HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR CHILD CUSTODY CONSULTATION
    WIN CHILD CUSTODY:HOW TO HELP YOUR LAWYER HELP YOU By Attorney Arlaine Rockey [1]© 2014 PART 1:  HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR CUSTODY CONSULTATION Child custody disputes are not pretty.  If you and the other…
  • Dec 2

    Combating False Allegations of Parental Alienation (PAS)

    Combating False Allegations of Parental Alienation (PAS)
    Abusers sometimes use false allegations of parental alienation against the protective parent to help deflect away from the abuse allegations and to turn the tables on the protective parent. Unfortunately, it works. Thus, as a protective…
Rank this Week: 4483

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Covers Virginia traffic and criminal law.

http://www.peterlouielaw.com/law-blog/
  • 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.
  • Aug 15

    What is the Likelihood of a Suspended License for Reckless Driving?

    What is the Likelihood of a Suspended License for Reckless Driving?
    If you are convicted of reckless driving in Virginia, a […] The post What is the Likelihood of a Suspended License for Reckless Driving? appeared first on Reckless Driving and Traffic Defense Attorney.
Rank this Week: 2672

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/
  • Sep 2

    The Process of Disposition of the Community Residence After a Divorce

    The Process of Disposition of the Community Residence After a Divorce
    Among the most contentious aspects of many New Mexico divorces is the disposition of the marital residence. There are numerous questions that will arise and with each question comes potential for conflict. There is frequently a dispute over…
  • Aug 26

    Joint Custody (Physical and Legal) and Child Custody Conflict in New Mexico

    Joint Custody (Physical and Legal) and Child Custody Conflict in New Mexico
    There is often a misconception about the meaning of joint custody.  There is confusion as to how joint custody affects time-sharing, child-custody and child support.  There is often further confusion between joint legal and…
  • Oct 21

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

    Child Custody, Time-Sharing, Secondhand Smoke and the "Best Interests" of the Child
    For many years now, we've been hearing about the harmful effects of secondhand smoke. But can secondhand smoke have effects on your child custody and time-sharing in New Mexico? It appears that more and more family court judges are taking…
Rank this Week: 4775

Florida Divorce & Family Law…

Florida Divorce & Family Law Blog

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

http://bauerfamilylaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 2

    Florida Most Expensive State to File Divorce

    Florida Most Expensive State to File Divorce
    I read online recently that Florida is the most expensive State to File for Divorce in. Here are the top ten: 10. Tennessee, $302 9. Utah, $310 8. Pennsylvania, $317 7. Arizona, $321 6. Louisiana, $324 5. New York, $335 4. Illinois,…
  • May 15

    Same Sex Divorce Not Granted in Tampa, Florida

    Same Sex Divorce Not Granted in Tampa, Florida
    In March I blogged about a case in Tampa, Florida wherein a gay couple was wishing to have a divorce granted by a Judge. The couple was married in Massachusetts and had a valid marriage in Massachusetts. They moved to Florida and are now…
  • Mar 27

    Same Sex Marriage and Divorce in Florida?

    Same Sex Marriage and Divorce in Florida?
    Every now and then I come across an article that I think is interesting to the masses and not only to those people who believe that a divorce or separation is imminent. Today in Hillsborough County a same sex couple is attempting to…
Rank this Week: 3141

New York Divorce Lawyer Blog

New York Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newyorkdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 31

    Maintaining Control in the Midst of Divorce

    Maintaining Control in the Midst of Divorce
    Being in control is a feeling most successful people know well. Usually it is a privilege earned through hard work, but when it comes to divorce in the 21st century, control is something that anyone can demand simply by choosing to circumvent…
  • Jul 16

    Who Supports the Boomerang Kids After a Divorce?

    Who Supports the Boomerang Kids After a Divorce?
    Working outside of the court system allows divorcing parents of the boomerang generation to consider, discuss and plan for when their adult children return home. In the New York Times Magazine, there was recently an article about the…
  • Jun 19

    Financial Infidelity and Divorce: It's Complicated

    Financial Infidelity and Divorce: It's Complicated
    The legal, emotional and financial needs of couples divorcing due to "financial infidelity" are often complex. When many people hear that "infidelity" was the reason for a divorce, they automatically assume it has to do with sex. More and…
Rank this Week: 4733

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/
  • Aug 30

    Family Code 218 Overrules Marriage of Boblitt Decision and Allows Post Judgment Discovery

    Family Code 218 Overrules Marriage of Boblitt Decision and Allows Post Judgment Discovery
    Family Code 218 is not law yet. It will become law on January 1, 2015. What is it? Simply put, Family Code 218 is intended to overrule a decision called Marriage of Boblitt, which was decided in February of 2014 by the California Court of…
  • Aug 30

    Family Code 218 Overrules Marriage of Boblitt Decision and Allows Post Judgment Discovery

    Family Code 218 Overrules Marriage of Boblitt Decision and Allows Post Judgment Discovery
    Family Code 218 is not law yet. It will become law on January 1, 2015. What is it? Simply put, Family Code 218 is intended to overrule a decision called Marriage of Boblitt, which was decided in February of 2014 by the California Court of…
  • Aug 20

    California Family Law Vexatious Litigant Motions Stop the Harassment

    California Family Law Vexatious Litigant Motions Stop the Harassment
    California family law cases can be stressful. But when you have an ex-spouse or parent who is a vexatious litigant, that stress can go to another level. Tell me if this sounds familiar? He or she keeps filing frivolous requests with the…
Rank this Week: 2417

The Dallas Divorce Blog

The Dallas Divorce Blog

Unravels the tangled world of Divorce and Family Law in Texas. By Chris Schmiedeke.

http://chrislawyerblog.com
  • Aug 28

    September and Standard Possession Order in Texa

    September and Standard Possession Order in Texa
    Okay, we have a lot to talk about for the upcoming month of September and standard possession in Texas as it gets off to a tricky start. The kids are back at school and we are entering our post summer routine.  This would be a…
  • Jul 29

    Standard Visitation in August

    Standard Visitation in August
    August is upon us and the return to school is looming in the near future. For the Texas Standard Visitation Order that means we get back to our regular schedule. For weekend possessions this month, the non-custodial parent will get the…
  • Apr 30

    May Standard Possession Order in Texa

    May Standard Possession Order in Texa
    May is upon us.  Let’s review the applicable weekend and weekday visitations under the Texas Standard Possession Order. The father that exercises standard visitation will have the child(ren) on Friday the 2nd, 16th and 30th…
Rank this Week: 4920

The Legal Optimist

The Legal Optimist

By Rosie Brown.

http://legaloptimist.wordpress.com
  • Aug 27

    Do I have a right to counsel for probation violation proceedings?

    Do I have a right to counsel for probation violation proceedings?
    Yes, you do have a right to have an attorney for probation violation proceedings in the State of Tennessee. Tennessee Code Annotated § 40-35-311(b) provides that a defendant is entitled to be represented by counsel at a hearing on a…
  • Mar 27

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee
    Join Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty to obtain an adequate number of signatures to influence Governor Haslam’s political choices.  In short, Tennessee is slated to resume executing death row inmates this…
  • Mar 27

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee
    Join Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty to obtain an adequate number of signatures to influence Governor Haslam’s political choices.  In short, Tennessee is slated to resume executing death row inmates this…
Rank this Week: 2980

Family Law Guy

Family Law Guy

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

http://familylawguy.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Aug 15

    Child Custody And Religion Again

    Child Custody And Religion Again
    We've got another child custody and religion case from New York, about, at least ostensibly,  what should happen when one parent, but not the other, decides to "change horses mid-stream" in terms of the child's religious…
  • Aug 12

    Grandparent Custodial Right

    Grandparent Custodial Right
        Interesting read regarding grandparent rights.  The Court of Appeals upheld a Dependency Court order granting a grandmother visitation rights.  It’s a case right here in Los Angeles County involving…
Rank this Week: 4452

Denver Divorce Attorney Blog

Denver Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers Colorado family law, child custody and child support. By Plog & Stein, PC.

http://www.denverdivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    Recent Colorado Appellate Case Discusses Arbitration in the Divorce Context

    Recent Colorado Appellate Case Discusses Arbitration in the Divorce Context
    Arbitration has become more and more popular in the last few years, as litigants opt to resolve their issues outside of the formal courtroom and in the more informal setting of arbitration. Although not as formal as a courtroom, the…
  • Aug 2

    Modification of Spousal Support Orders in Colorado Divorce

    Modification of Spousal Support Orders in Colorado Divorce
    In many Colorado divorce proceedings, the court will determine that one spouse must provide some form of support to another spouse. Often, this is because one spouse put his or her career or education on hold to care for the marital home, or…
  • Jul 23

    Child Custody Laws for Same-Sex Couples in Colorado are Far From Certain

    Child Custody Laws for Same-Sex Couples in Colorado are Far From Certain
    One of the most important aspects of any divorce proceeding is who is going to retain custody of the children. For opposite-sex Colorado divorces, there are rules that have been applied and defined over the years that create settled…
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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
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McLean County Divorce

McLean County Divorce

Covers Illinois family law. By Jon D. McLaughlin.

http://mcleancountydivorce.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    Spousal maintenance guidelines become law in Illinoi

    Spousal maintenance guidelines become law in Illinoi
    A new public act dramatically changes how spousal maintenance is determined for divorcing couples whose combined gross income is less than $250,000. The law, P.A. 98-0961, which was crafted by the ISBA Family Law Section Council,…
  • May 9

    Interesting Postnuptial Agreement Case in Illinoi

    Interesting Postnuptial Agreement Case in Illinoi
    In re Marriage of Iqbal Illinois Appellate Court http://www.illinoiscourts.gov/Opinions/AppellateCourt/2014/2ndDistrict/2131306.pdf Postnuptial agreement (PNA) signed by parties was unenforceable as it violates public policy. PNA gives…
  • Mar 20

    Eavesdropping Statute

    Eavesdropping Statute
    People v. Clark and People v. Melongo Today, in two separate decisions, People v. Clark, 2014 IL 115776, andPeople v. Melongo, 2014 IL 114852, the Illinois Supreme Court considered the constitutionality of several…
Rank this Week: 4471

Durham Family Law Journal.com

Durham Family Law Journal.com

Discusses North Carolina family law topics. By Martha New Milam.

http://durhamfamilylawjournal.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    IS YOUR RELATIONSIP 'GOOD ENOUGH"?"?

    IS YOUR RELATIONSIP 'GOOD ENOUGH"?"?
    In this recent article,  Dr. Pauline Boss describes an alternative to ending a relationship because it’s not everything we wish for.  She describes this as making a "conscious choice".  In all intimate…
  • Apr 29

    A Simple Communications Model to Use

    A Simple Communications Model to Use
    Cathy Heenan, Ed.D. recently posted an article in her blog that introduces a model you can use with your spouse when emotions are running high and you need to be able to solve a dispute.Here's what you need to do:If you can agree with…
  • Mar 24

    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE - A Persisitent Threat to Women in the USA

    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE - A Persisitent Threat to Women in the USA
     In a recent New York Times OP-ED Nicholas Kristof informs us that in the United States, domestic violence claims the life of an American Woman every six hours and strikes 25% of all American women in their lifetimes.  Such…
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Fathers' Rights

Fathers' Rights

Educates fathers going through divorce and custody cases on how to preserve their rights and maintain healthy relationships with their children. By Regina I. Edwards.

http://georgiafathersrights.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 20

    Divorce is increasing, not decreasing, says new study

    Divorce is increasing, not decreasing, says new study
    Divorce is increasing, not decreasing, says new studyA new study sheds some light on the U.S. divorce rate, and what has really been going on over the past few decades. It was thought that the divorce rate was decreasing since the 1970s, but…
  • Aug 13

    Hiding assets during divorce? Prepare for a tax audit

    Hiding assets during divorce? Prepare for a tax audit
    Hiding assets during divorce? Prepare for a tax auditGoing through the divorce process can be a stressful experience. After all, couples are put in a position to split up nearly every aspect of the years they spent together. For…
  • Jun 29

    Halle Berry ordered to pay $16,000 a month in child support

    Halle Berry ordered to pay $16,000 a month in child support
    Remember in 2011 during Halle Berry ‘s interview with Extra, where she spoke about how she and former flame Gabriel Aubry had “happily” resolved their custody issues…well a few years later the narrative got much more…
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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 19

    Should I Get a Divorce?

    Should I Get a Divorce?
    Everyone experiences difficulties at various points in life. These concerns can be numerous and minor, few and severe, or any combination between. Families endure financial hardship, healthcare problems, emotional and psychological…
  • Aug 5

    Special Divorce Considerations for Physician

    Special Divorce Considerations for Physician
    After representing numerous doctors (and the spouses of doctors) in Arizona, we realized that physician divorces are different.  It is not that the law treats doctors uniquely.  It is that there are a host of considerations that are…
  • Aug 4

    Children Saved from a Hot Car

    Children Saved from a Hot Car
    It’s scary to think that anyone would leave their children locked in a car during the summer months. Recently, a Texas mother did just that. She went to get her hair cut at a salon and left her children in … Continue reading…
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Colorado Family Law Blog

Colorado Family Law Blog

Covers family law. By The Drexler Law Group, LLC.

http://www.coloradofamilylawblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    How Long Must I Wait?

    How Long Must I Wait?
    How Long Do I Have to Wait to Get a Divorce in Colorado? In Colorado, at least one spouse or partner in a civil union must be domiciled in Colorado for a minimum of 91 days prior to filing for a divorce.  In addition, the soonest a…
  • Jun 25

    Marijuana Lights Up Colorado Custody Battle

    Marijuana Lights Up Colorado Custody Battle
    With the passage of Colorado Amendment 64, adults over the age of 21 can legally possess up to an ounce of cannabis while traveling, can grow up to six cannabis plants (with a further restriction on maturity of the plants), and can legally…
  • Jun 25

    Marijuana Lights Up Colorado Custody Battle

    Marijuana Lights Up Colorado Custody Battle
    With the passage of Colorado Amendment 64, adults over the age of 21 can legally possess up to an ounce of cannabis while traveling, can grow up to six cannabis plants (with a further restriction on maturity of the plants), and can legally…
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My Arizona Criminal, Child Abuse…

My Arizona Criminal, Child Abuse and Neglect Attorney

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

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

    Calling the Police and What To Do When They Arrive

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

    Sex Offender Registry Injustice

    Sex Offender Registry Injustice
    What was once a well-intentioned law that was meant to make the community a safer place has spiraled into a witch hunt looking to burn alive anyone who wears a pointed hat. While no one would argue that sex offenders … Continue reading…
  • Aug 4

    Children Saved from Hot Car

    Children Saved from Hot Car
    It’s scary to think that anyone would leave their children locked in a car during the summer months. Recently, a Texas mother did just that. She went to get her hair cut at a salon and left her children in … Continue reading…
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Main Line Pennsylvania Family Law…

Main Line Pennsylvania Family Law Blog

By Bookspan Family Law Associates, LLC.

http://www.mainlinepafamilylawblog.com/
  • Aug 15

    Prepare for Divorce

    Prepare for Divorce
    Like anything else in life, things usually go better when we prepare for them. Not everyone can prepare for a divorce, sometimes it just comes at us when we least expect it. But if a divorce is something you are contemplating, taking the…
  • Mar 3

    Shared Custody Presents Special Issue

    Shared Custody Presents Special Issue
    Pennsylvania Court Rules that Schools Must Provide Transportation to Homes of Both Parents When separated or divorced parents enter into a child custody arrangement, numerous issues may be addressed. The terms of a particular…
  • Jan 23

    Pennsylvania's Child Custody Guideline

    Pennsylvania's Child Custody Guideline
    The Odds are Evened Between Parents The standard for determining child custody is what is in the best interests of the child. However, before Pennsylvania enacted a major change to its' custody statute, which can be found at 23 PA…
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Family Law Matters

Family Law Matters

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

http://www.justdivorce.co.uk/blog/
  • Aug 15

    to MIAM or not to MIAM?

    to MIAM or not to MIAM?
    government ministers are constantly looking at ways of keeping people out of the courts, especially divorcing couples, with the motivation as ever that this will save money for the taxpayer and/or increase their popularity. it must be…
  • Jul 29

    It’s women who want divorce, our study reveal

    It’s women who want divorce, our study reveal
    Our Research into Search Behaviour Justdivorce.co.uk has conducted some new research which reveals that women are much more interested in divorce compared with men. We analysed a year’s worth of website data (collected from…
  • Jun 10

    IRRECONCILABLE DIFFERENCES AND GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE

    IRRECONCILABLE DIFFERENCES AND GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE
    many people mistakenly think that irreconcilable differences are a ground for divorce in england and wales, but it isn't so. Continue reading →
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Tennessee Collaborative Divorce…

Tennessee Collaborative Divorce Blog

Covers family law. By Papa & Roberts, PLLC.

http://www.tennesseecollaborativedivorceblog.com/
  • Aug 15

    The Role of Attorneys in Collaborative Divorce

    The Role of Attorneys in Collaborative Divorce
    One of many myths about lawyers is that in all professional circumstances they are called to be “zealous advocates” for their clients, which is typically interpreted to mean that the lawyer is to fight for what the client…
  • Jun 7

    Helping collaborative divorce clients effectively negotiate beyond just the facts and figures of the case

    Helping collaborative divorce clients effectively negotiate beyond just the facts and figures of the case
    Any dispute resolution process for families in conflict that adopts a problem-solving approach (such as divorce mediation and collaborative divorce), as opposed to an adversarial, competitive approach like litigation, understands that people…
  • Feb 17

    Attorney withdrawal provision in Collaborative Divorce Agreement

    Attorney withdrawal provision in Collaborative Divorce Agreement
    There are a number of things that set Collaborative Divorce apart from other ways of resolving family disputes, but perhaps most unique (and central) to Collaborative Divorce, is the provision in all Collaborative Divorce Participation…
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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 14

    Absurdities in the Gay Marriage Debate....

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

    Shasta Superior Court Family Judge Gibson Denies Existence of Constitution

    Shasta Superior Court Family Judge Gibson Denies Existence of Constitution
    OK, so the headline is a slight exaggeration, but the effect is the same: Shasta's Judge Gary Gibson doesn't seem to think you have a Constitutional right to refuse to be a witness against yourself, and God protect the attorney who tells you…
  • Jan 6

    Divorce and the Founding Fathers..... :)

    Divorce and the Founding Fathers..... :)
    According to Garrison Keillor's Writer's Almanac, yesterday was the anniversary of the first legal divorce recorded in what was to become the United States of American. It happened January 5th, in 1643, as a result of the husband abandoning…
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Chicago Family Law Blog

Chicago Family Law Blog

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

http://www.chicagofamilylawblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Aug 13

    The Right to Sue Family Member

    The Right to Sue Family Member
    Over the years, intra-family immunity from lawsuits against other family members developed; “parental immunity” and “spousal immunity.” Some have suggested that these immunities were part of a body of rules that…
  • Aug 11

    Spousal Rights Regarding Personal Injury Award

    Spousal Rights Regarding Personal Injury Award
    Upon termination of a marriage by divorce, one of the most difficult problems is often division of the couple’s real and personal property. Although there are considerable differences in the way states treat property acquired by spouses…
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New York Divorce Report

New York Divorce Report

Covers child custody, child support, divorce, equitable distribution, marriage, spousal maintenance, and visitation. By Daniel E. Clement.

http://divorce.clementlaw.com/
  • Aug 6

    How Do I Transfer The Marital Home To My Spouse in a Divorce?

    How Do I Transfer The Marital Home To My Spouse in a Divorce?
    A reader of the New York Times Ask Real Estate column asked, how do I transfer my cooperative apartment to my soon to be ex as part of my divorce settlement. A transfer of title of the jointly owned martial home from spouse to the other is…
  • Jul 30

    How Do New York Courts Handle Foreign Marital Agreements?

    How Do New York Courts Handle Foreign Marital Agreements?
      With people moving internationally, New York divorce courts are with greater frequency asked to enforce pre and post nuptial agreements entered into by non-American citizens now living in New York. Invariably, questions about what laws…
  • Jun 26

    Can I Limit My Spouse's Use Of Social Media in a New York Pre-Nuptial Agreement?

    Can I Limit My Spouse's Use Of Social Media in a New York Pre-Nuptial Agreement?
    Imagine, before you are married you could contract to prevent your spouse from broadcasting negative pictures, details about your breakup and updates about you after divorce? Fox News reports that there is a trend to add a “social …
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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/
  • 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…
  • May 29

    When Is An Order Of Protection A Viable Option in Missouri?

    When Is An Order Of Protection A Viable Option in Missouri?
    In 2012, alone, there were 41,494 reported incidents of domestic violence in Missouri according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. In today's blog we examine the use of an Adult Order of Protection as a tool against the perpetuation of…
Rank this Week: 2299

Texas Family Law Blog

Texas Family Law Blog

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

http://texfamlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    How Should a Texas Employer Handle a Wage Withholding Order/Notice?

    How Should a Texas Employer Handle a Wage Withholding Order/Notice?
    You’ve just received a document entitled “Order/Notice to Withhold Income for Child Support,” or some similar title, related to one of your employees.  Now what? First, do not ignore this document! A Texas employer who…
  • Apr 28

    Identify Theft Meets eFiling: Protecting Sensitive Data in Pleading

    Identify Theft Meets eFiling: Protecting Sensitive Data in Pleading
    What’s a lawyer to do?Texas statutes require that all pleading include certain identifying information for named parties: full legal names, portions of social security numbers, and portions of drivers’ license numbers, while…
  • Mar 5

    Effect of Powerball/Lotto Win on Child Support Obligations?

    Effect of Powerball/Lotto Win on Child Support Obligations?
    A recent Powerball winner may be about to find out that winning isn’t everything, after all.According to news sources, Pedro Quezada, a resident of New Jersey, owes a judgment for unpaid child support in an approximate amount of…
Rank this Week: 4165

New Jersey Divorce Law Blog

New Jersey Divorce Law Blog

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

http://www.njdivorcelawyerblog.com/blog/
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Futeral & Nelson LLC Blog

Futeral & Nelson LLC Blog

Covers family law in South Carolina.

http://www.charlestonlaw.net/category/family-law/
  • Jul 30

    How to Get an Order of Protection or a Restraining Order in South Carolina

    How to Get an Order of Protection or a Restraining Order in South Carolina
    Lawyers in Charleston, SC - Futeral and Nelson, LLC Because the attorneys of Futeral & Nelson, LLC are both criminal defense and family court lawyers, we’ve helped clients get restraining orders or family court orders of…
  • Jul 17

    How to Legally Change Your Name in South Carolina

    How to Legally Change Your Name in South Carolina
    Lawyers in Charleston, SC - Futeral and Nelson, LLC As Charleston family lawyers, we’re often asked about how to change a name (or my child’s name) in South Carolina. Legal name changes generally fall in one of three…
  • Jul 13

    10 Tips for Handling Your Own Divorce in South Carolina

    10 Tips for Handling Your Own Divorce in South Carolina
    Lawyers in Charleston, SC - Futeral and Nelson, LLC As a Charleston divorce lawyer with over 20 years of experience, I don’t recommend that anyone represent themselves in their divorce. As the saying goes, “If you think…
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The Oregon Divorce Blog

The Oregon Divorce Blog

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

http://oregondivorceblog.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 4157

Synorlaw

Synorlaw

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

http://www.synorlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 24

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

    Kathryn J. Synor is now ranked Top 10 Under 40 attorney for excellence in the field of Family Law for 2014!
    Kathryn J. Synor of the Law Office of Kathryn J. Synor, LLC has been selected by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys as nationally ranked Top 10 Under 40 attorney for excellence in the field of Family Law for … Continue…
  • May 30

    Trusts: The Advantages and Disadvantage

    Trusts: The Advantages and Disadvantage
    Only a few years ago, people set up living trusts almost exclusively to save on taxes. Today, they are used to avoid Probate and for other purposes. This article explains the living trust. It is not meant to be a … Continue reading…
  • May 8

    TRIAL TIPS FOR CLIENTS

    TRIAL TIPS FOR CLIENTS
      TRIAL TIPS FOR CLIENTS Preparation is the key to successfully presenting accurate information in court.         WHAT TO WEAR? We advise our clients to dress conservatively. Court is a somber, conservative and…
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