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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/
  • Jun 29

    Impact of SCOTUS Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage

    Impact of SCOTUS Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage
    On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) in Obergefell v. Hodges  ruled that all 50 states and the District of Columbia must issue marriage licenses and recognize marriages regardless of whether the spouses are…
  • May 18

    Premarital Education Course

    Premarital Education Course
    Couples applying for a marriage license in the State of Texas are encouraged to attend a free premarital education course.  Couples who take the course can waive a portion of the marriage license fee and waive the 72-hour waiting period…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2814

Divorce Experts

Divorce Experts

Covers cases and trends in divorce law. By Pannone.

http://divorceexperts.blogspot.com/
  • May 1

    International family law cases on the up

    International family law cases on the up
    The BBC have today reported upon the rise in global family disputes including child abduction, relocation, inter-country adoption and forced marriages. The increase in cases which have an international element seems to have been caused by the…
  • Apr 23

    Eco millionaire faces claim for maintenance 20 years after his divorce

    Eco millionaire faces claim for maintenance 20 years after his divorce
    The unfortunate plight of multi-millionaire Dale Vince has recently demonstrated the importance of entering into a Consent Order to deal with financial aspects of a divorce. Mr Vince and his wife divorced in 1992. They did not enter…
  • Apr 11

    Defamation and Divorce - Two Unhappy Bedfellow

    Defamation and Divorce - Two Unhappy Bedfellow
    The sad tale of proceedings for defamation at the High Court between Lady Nora Colthurst and her ex-husband’s girlfriend’s daughter is worth commenting on from a divorce perspective. Lady Colthurst and her ex-husband had been…
Rank this Week: 2833

Maine Divorce Law Blog

Maine Divorce Law Blog

Covers Maine family law, including divorce, separation, child support, mediation, spousal support, child custody and property rights. By Alan R. Nye.

http://www.mainedivorcelawblog.com/
  • Oct 1

    What is going

    What is going
    What is going on with the Gay Marriage Vote in Maine? It's coming up again for a vote this year and I've yet to see any opposing television commercials like in past votes? Have the opponents run out of money or has the time come for this…
  • May 19

    Thumbtack.com

    Thumbtack.com
    Can you ever have too many sites promoting your services?Experienced Legal Help
  • Feb 4

    Married Lawyers Divorcing and both hate their job

    Married Lawyers Divorcing and both hate their job
    According to this article in the ABA Journal, two married lawyers who both hate practicing law are fighting in their divorce over is which one should work at a legal job to pay both of their student loans. Naturally, neither wants to do…
Rank this Week: 2835

Collaborative Divorce Newsblog

Collaborative Divorce Newsblog

Provides tips and news on collaborative divorce worldwide. By Pauline Tesler.

http://www.collaborativedivorcenews.com/
  • Mar 23

    PRACTICAL NEURO-LITERACY: Where Divorce Practice, Neuroscience, and Legal Conflict Resolution Intersect

    PRACTICAL NEURO-LITERACY: Where Divorce Practice, Neuroscience, and Legal Conflict Resolution Intersect
    Come to Concord, New Hampshire on June 14, 2012 for a dynamic and comprehensive overview/introduction to Neuro-resolution  This all-day training workshop is sponsored by the New Hampshire State
  • Jan 25

    Collaborative Divorce and The Rhythm of Love (Marin Style)

    Collaborative Divorce and The Rhythm of Love (Marin Style)
    The Rhythm of Love (Marin Style) -We lawyers are very familiar with the statistics--nearly everywhere where divorce is freely available, half of all marriages, more or less, will end in divorce.  The statistics are even more daunting where I…
  • Jan 18

    Coming up: Collaborative Master Class in Pittsburgh

    Coming up: Collaborative Master Class in Pittsburgh
    Join me and Woody Mosten in Pittsburgh for a three-day Master Class, on February 2-4, 2012.  The class was last presented in St. Louis, with rave reviews.  For information, or to register, contact:  Mark Gubinsky Here is the agenda for the…
Rank this Week: 2870

Civil Negotiation and Mediation…

Civil Negotiation and Mediation Blog

Covers divorce and mediation. By Nancy E. Hudgins.

http://www.hudginsmediation.com/blog
  • Jan 25

    Playworks! Teaching Conflict Resolution Skills to Children

    Playworks! Teaching Conflict Resolution Skills to Children
    Playworks, a non-profit that contracts with schools to bring organization, socialization and conflict resolution skills to school playgrounds, has incorporated rock-paper-scissors in its curriculum.   (Disclosure:  my daughter…
  • Jan 17

    Persuasion in Negotiation: Tips from Washington, D.C.

    Persuasion in Negotiation: Tips from Washington, D.C.
    I have been extolling the virtues of listening as a condition precedent to persuasion in mediation and negotiation.  It was interesting to read that political pollsters are touting the same thing. The Washington Post had a long article…
  • Jun 7

    Co-Parenting Skills: Credit Where Credit is Due

    Co-Parenting Skills: Credit Where Credit is Due
    I conducted a divorce mediation recently where the parties have been separated for many years but now have started the divorce process by coming to mediation.  They have been co-parenting their children during the separation.  We have…
Rank this Week: 2878

Divorce With Respect

Divorce With Respect

Covers California divorce issues. By Bartholomew & Wasnicky LLP.

http://sacramentodivorcewithrespectattorney.com/
  • Oct 30

    Documents to Update After Your Divorce

    Documents to Update After Your Divorce
    Once your divorce decree becomes final, you’ll need to update many documents to reflect your newly single status and change beneficiaries. Many people only consider life insurance policies and updating their driver’s license if…
  • Oct 29

    How to Handle Your Ex Talking Negatively About You to Your Kid

    How to Handle Your Ex Talking Negatively About You to Your Kid
    Kids say the darnedest things, but when your children come home and tell you the negative comments they’ve heard about you from your ex, it can be infuriating. Hearing accusations, curse words, and negativity from your ex is one thing,…
  • Oct 29

    Should You Tell Your Kids About Your Ex-Spouse’s Affair?

    Should You Tell Your Kids About Your Ex-Spouse’s Affair?
    Making the decision to tell your children about your ex’s affair is entirely personal. Some spouses, out of spite, want the children to know what a “lousy so and so” the other parent is. Others want to sweep it under the…
Rank this Week: 2883

New Jersey Divorce Law Blog

New Jersey Divorce Law Blog

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

http://www.njdivorcelawyerblog.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2925

Law Blog

Law Blog

By Foreman & Caraciolo, P.C.

http://www.theharrisburglawyers.com/law-blog/
  • May 9

    Do Grandparents have Standing to Pursue Custody of a Grandchild?

    Do Grandparents have Standing to Pursue Custody of a Grandchild?
    Does Grandmother who has been involved in her Grandchild’s life since birth, who has been a babysitter and substantially aided in raising the child, including periods when the Mother and Child lived with her, but has not had custody of…
  • May 8

    Pennsylvania State Police Lack Standing to Pursue SORNA Appeal

    Pennsylvania State Police Lack Standing to Pursue SORNA Appeal
    The Pennsylvania State Police filed seventy-three (73) appeals to the Superior Court after the Commonwealth and defendants in those cases entered into negotiated plea agreements which would alter registration requirements the defendants would…
  • May 8

    Can you Legally Spank your Children in Pennsylvania?

    Can you Legally Spank your Children in Pennsylvania?
    Our Commonwealth has long recognized the parental right to use corporal punishment.  This parental right is specifically protected by statute and specifies that the use of force on a minor is justified if that person is either the parent…
Rank this Week: 2974

Hendrickson & Associates Blog

Hendrickson & Associates Blog

Covers divorce in California.

http://www.yourlawcenter.com/Legal-Blog.aspx
  • Nov 14

    Patricia Hendrickson is a Featured Guest on The Business Leader Spotlight Show

    Patricia Hendrickson is a Featured Guest on The Business Leader Spotlight Show
    At Hendrickson & Associates, we are defined by our teamwork, dependability and engagement. While we strive to stay abreast of all recent changes in California law and trends within the family law sector, we are also devoted to our…
  • Sep 6

    When the Guns Come Out

    When the Guns Come Out
    One of the most iconic firearms manufacturers since 1983, Glock, is seeing a divorce that couldn’t have been scripted better by Hollywood. Gaston Glock (83) and Helga Glock (79) divorced in 2010 after Helga and her three adult children…
  • Sep 6

    When the Guns Come Out

    When the Guns Come Out
    One of the most iconic firearms manufacturers since 1983, Glock, is seeing a divorce that couldn't have been scripted better by Hollywood. Gaston Glock (83) and Helga Glock (79) divorced in 2010 after Helga and her three adult children had…
Rank this Week: 2983

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
  • Feb 9

    February 2015 and the Texas Standard Possession Order

    February 2015 and the Texas Standard Possession Order
    I hope everyone is having a happy New Year!  We are almost to February, so let’s see what we have on tap for standard visitation this month under the Texas standard possession order. For practice, let’s all pull out our…
  • Jan 20

    January 2015 and the Standard Possession Order in Texa

    January 2015 and the Standard Possession Order in Texa
    Happy New Year!  Let’s see when you get to celebrate with your kids In January of the New Year. Your standard weekend possession periods this month will depend a bit on when the kids go back to school after the winter holiday.…
  • Dec 19

    Divorce Mediation and Pro Se Partie

    Divorce Mediation and Pro Se Partie
    Many people choose to represent themselves in their divorces to save on attorney’s fees  and court costs. They are called pro se litigants; pro se means – representing yourself. This choice is becoming…
Rank this Week: 3016

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: 3033

Gastonia Family Law

Gastonia Family Law

Covers family law issues in North Carolina. By McIlveen Family Law Firm.

http://gastoniafamilylaw.com/
  • Nov 1

    How to Prepare for your First Meeting with a Family Law Attorney

    How to Prepare for your First Meeting with a Family Law Attorney
    So, you’re meeting with a family law attorney for the first time and you want to make sure you’re prepared.  How do you do this?  Tip number 1, 2, & 3: narrow down your issues! You might be startled to find that when…
  • Jul 1

    Celebrity Divorces: Tom and Katie (TomKat)

    Celebrity Divorces: Tom and Katie (TomKat)
    Celebrity divorces can appear to be done within a blink of an eye. For instance, the divorce of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes seemed to resolve itself within just a few weeks. We didn’t notice their assets being tied up in an endless…
  • Apr 15

    5 Places to go for Day Trips Outside of Charlotte

    5 Places to go for Day Trips Outside of Charlotte
    1. White Water Rafting Center: This spot is sure to provide plenty of fun! There is a white water rafting area, a ziplining area and ample bike trails. Also, there is rock climbing and an awesome restaurant to go to for lunch or dinner. On…
Rank this Week: 3080

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

By Alan Robert Burton.

http://www.bocaratondivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Divorce Rate Falls in Florida

    Divorce Rate Falls in Florida
    The Florida Department of Health released information recently indicating that, while the marriage rate in Florida is rising, the divorce rate fell to the lowest it has been in decades. Per every 100 marriages, there were 54 divorces…
  • Jul 18

    Music Producer Timbaland Faces Many Divorce Issue

    Music Producer Timbaland Faces Many Divorce Issue
    Celebrity divorces can be difficult, not only because of extensive media coverage but also because one or both of the spouses may have a significant amount of wealth. In one recent divorce, a wife is attempting to obtain a large portion of…
  • Jul 11

    Mandatory Disclosures in a Florida Divorce

    Mandatory Disclosures in a Florida Divorce
    During a marriage, a couple can amass a wide variety of assets and accounts. Additionally, they can take on a significant number of debts such as mortgages, loans, or credit accounts. Before a divorce can be finalized, a court must decide how…
Rank this Week: 3089

Knight on Family Law

Knight on Family Law

Covers divorce and family law in Tennessee. By Stephen C. Knight.

http://knightonfamilylaw.com
Rank this Week: 3094

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.santarosafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • May 1

    WHAT IS SUPERVISED VISITATION?

    WHAT IS SUPERVISED VISITATION?
    Santa Rosa supervised visitation attorney blog. According to California law, parents should have frequent and continuous contact with their minor children during the separation process and after their divorce is finalized. However, the law…
  • Apr 20

    How Are Spousal Support Payments Calculated in a California Divorce

    How Are Spousal Support Payments Calculated in a California Divorce
    How are spousal support payments calculated in a California divorce? Ending a marriage can affect almost every aspect of your life, including your financial stability. In many relationships, one party chooses to forgo education or pursuing a…
  • Apr 3

    Certain California Same-Sex Divorce Residency Requirement Exception

    Certain California Same-Sex Divorce Residency Requirement Exception
    Certain California same-sex divorce residency requirement exceptions. Though the right to marry for same-sex couples is quickly expanding throughout the country, there are still a significant number of states that refuse to recognize same-sex…
Rank this Week: 3106

Wald Law Blog

Wald Law Blog

Covers family law. By Deborah Wald.

http://debwald.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 1

    Taking a Sabbatical from Blogging

    Taking a Sabbatical from Blogging
    As any observant followers may have noticed, I have not blogged since November 2013.  I keep meaning to start up again -- heaven knows there are weekly events and incidents worth blogging about -- but I just never find the time.  So…
  • Nov 30

    Happy Thanksgiving from Waldlaw

    Happy Thanksgiving from Waldlaw
    Just a quick note to wish my readers a belated Happy Thanksgiving!  I have been trying to soak in the peace and quiet after a very hectic November, and hope you all also are enjoying the opportunity to relax with loved ones over this…
  • Nov 24

    The Miller-McKenna Custody Battle and the Rights of Pregnant Women

    The Miller-McKenna Custody Battle and the Rights of Pregnant Women
    My dear friend Maggie Geddes, employment lawyer extraordinaire, sent me a note this morning about an article she saw in today's New York Times.  Although I had not previously been aware of the Miller-McKenna case discussed in the…
Rank this Week: 3113

Virginia Family Law

Virginia Family Law

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

http://www.familylawva.com/
  • May 4

    Increasing Your Spouse’s Income For Support Purpose

    Increasing Your Spouse’s Income For Support Purpose
    Vocational Expert H. Gray Broughton Introduction H. Gray Broughton is an incredibly useful Vocational Expert (VE) in a Virginia divorce case. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Broughton Associates, Incorporated (a Vocational Rehabilitation…
  • Apr 30

    Cognitive Dissonance and Virginia Divorce

    Cognitive Dissonance and Virginia Divorce
      Cognitive Dissonance and Virginia Divorce:  Upon the recommendation of a friend, I recently finished reading a fascinating book written by Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson called Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me): Why we Justify…
  • Apr 29

    Virginia Family Law for Non-Family Law Lawyer

    Virginia Family Law for Non-Family Law Lawyer
    WHAT ALL VIRGINIA ATTORNEYS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT DOMESTIC RELATIONS LAW by Jason A. Weis & Grant T. Moher Curran Moher Weis, PC 10300 Eaton Place, Suite 520 Fairfax, Virginia 22030 571-328-5020 www.curranmoher.com As of January 1, 2013 I.…
Rank this Week: 3137

Prop 8 On Trial

Prop 8 On Trial

Daily reports from the same-sex marriage trial by Berkeley Law students

http://prop8.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Sep 5

    Perry v. Schwarzenegger becomes Perry v. Brown

    Perry v. Schwarzenegger becomes Perry v. Brown
    The same Perry attorneys head back to court Tuesday, but their arguments will appear under a new docket name: Perry v. Brown. In March, the federal courts updated the names of the Perry defendants to reflect California’s newly-elected…
  • May 21

    Civil marriage and its history: Cott as the key to Prop 8?

    Civil marriage and its history: Cott as the key to Prop 8?
    For more than twenty years, Harvard history professor Nancy Cott has studied family, gender, marriage, and citizenship. In 2000, she published Public Vows: A History of Marriage and the Nation, and in 2010, she took the stand in Perry v.…
  • Feb 17

    California Supreme Court to hear standing issue

    California Supreme Court to hear standing issue
    The California Supreme Court announced Wednesday that it would re-enter the legal battle surrounding same-sex marriage and seek to hear further arguments by September. Perry v. Schwarzenegger, the federal lawsuit challenging…
Rank this Week: 3153

Collaborative Divorce Northwest…

Collaborative Divorce Northwest Blog

Covers collaborative divorce and family law. By Stephens Margolin P.C.

http://www.collaborativedivorcenorthwest.com
  • Jun 18

    Approach to Vocational Assessment in Collaborative Divorce Helps Settle Spousal Support

    Approach to Vocational Assessment in Collaborative Divorce Helps Settle Spousal Support
    “Many divorcing women are scared to death of becoming bag ladies, and many men are scared to death of becoming indentured servants.” J. Mark Weiss, JD Vocational assessments, when provided by a collaborative career coach help…
  • Jun 27

    Reasons to Use the Collaborative Process – Privacy

    Reasons to Use the Collaborative Process – Privacy
    Going through the divorce process through the traditional litigated model opens up a person’s most private financial and social secrets to the public record. Even though legal files are not yet fully available on the internet, anyone can go…
  • Feb 22

    Is A Collaborative Divorce Faster Than A Regular Divorce?

    Is A Collaborative Divorce Faster Than A Regular Divorce?
    As a Portland Oregon divorce lawyer trained in both collaborative divorce and litigation, I hear a lot of process questions about which dispute resolution method is faster. The speed at which you can get through either process is fact…
Rank this Week: 3163

Llabona Law Blog

Llabona Law Blog

Covers Florida family law issues.

http://www.llabona.com/blog/
  • Jul 26

    Helping Children Deal with Divorce

    Helping Children Deal with Divorce
    As hard as divorce is on adults, it can be even worse for kids. When parents divorce, kids often feel stressed, confused, scared, and angry. Younger kids, especially, have a hard time understanding what is going on. Kids may act out in…
  • Jul 20

    What Happens to the House?

    What Happens to the House?
    For divorcing couples, one of the hardest decisions is what to do with the family home. There are 3 main options: sell the home, continue living in the home, or one spouse stays in the home. In a really heated divorce, where the couple cannot…
  • Jul 12

    Grandparents’ Rights in the Spotlight

    Grandparents’ Rights in the Spotlight
    Many people don’t realize how few legal rights Florida grandparents have when it comes to visitation with their grandchildren. Even in situations where the child has previously lived with the grandparents, whether it be due to parents…
Rank this Week: 3176

Maryland Lawyer Blog

Maryland Lawyer Blog

Covers consumer protection law, appeals, and family law. By the Law Office of Jason Ostendorf LLC.

http://www.ostendorflaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    What To Do After a Car Accident

    What To Do After a Car Accident
    Steps To Take After A Car Accident Check Your Passengers. Make sure your passengers are not injured. Call 911 immediately for medical assistance if you or any passengers are injured. Call the Police. Always call the police and request an…
  • Jan 21

    Maryland Personal Injury Lawyer

    Maryland Personal Injury Lawyer
    Accidents happen, and a Maryland personal injury lawyer can help. A personal injury case seeks to determine four essential issues: who was at fault, should that person have known to act more reasonably, did the failure to act reasonably lead…
  • Jun 26

    How To Find Hidden Assets In A High-Income Divorce

    How To Find Hidden Assets In A High-Income Divorce
    Uncovering hidden assets is the bane of attorneys handling high income divorce cases. Any lawyer can use interrogatories and a request for production of documents, spot issues from facts and construct an argument that advances the…
Rank this Week: 3200

A Hudson, Ohio Lawyer's…

A Hudson, Ohio Lawyer's Perspective on Divorce and Family Matters

Covers Ohio divorce and family law. By Carol L. Gasper.

http://clgasperlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 23

    Nearly 20-Year Divorce Fight Lands Ohio Couple In Hot Water

    Nearly 20-Year Divorce Fight Lands Ohio Couple In Hot Water
    A recent story in the Cincinnati Enquirer discussed the now infamous Ohio divorce case of Christo and Sharlene Lassiter. The two were married back in 1986 and had 10 relatively happy years together. Since then, the couple has spent 17 years…
  • Aug 2

    Do People Actually Fight Over Reward Program Points During Divorce? You Better Believe It

    Do People Actually Fight Over Reward Program Points During Divorce? You Better Believe It
    Anyone who goes through an Ohio divorce will run across the term “equitable division.” This refers to the process of divvying up all the joint assets accumulated by a couple over the course of their marriage. The goal is to ensure…
  • Jun 28

    Supreme Court Decision Leaves Gay Divorce Questions Unanswered

    Supreme Court Decision Leaves Gay Divorce Questions Unanswered
    The recent Supreme Court rulings regarding gay marriage sent shockwaves through the family law world earlier this week. The overturning of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was especially influential and will lead to massive changes in the…
Rank this Week: 3210

SC Family Law

SC Family Law

Discusses South Carolina divorce and family law issues. By Metts Law Firm, LLC.

http://scdivorcelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 24

    What does Joint Custody mean?

    What does Joint Custody mean?
    Joint custody can be defined in many ways and should be detailed in a Custody Order. In many cases, parents share joint custody with one of the parents as the primary custodian. In this case, the child lives primarily with the primary…
  • Jul 9

    Facebook - Friend or Foe?

    Facebook - Friend or Foe?
    As a Divorce lawyer, I have had many clients bring me evidence of a spouse's or opposing party's bad or contradictory behavior obtained from a posting on Facebook. Over the past several months I have come across many cases where a party will…
  • Jul 8

    Is the cost of Divorce too High?

    Is the cost of Divorce too High?
    Who do you think is responsible for the high costs associated with a divorce or custody hearing? Should attorneys offer alternative fee arrangements to hourly billing?
Rank this Week: 3257

Puryear Law Blog

Puryear Law Blog

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

http://www.puryearlaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 29

    In the News: Puryear Law Supports Safe and Lawful Gun Ownership

    In the News: Puryear Law Supports Safe and Lawful Gun Ownership
    Since the year 2011, Puryear Law has offered employees a $50/month bonus if they choose to take the training to obtain their permit to carry, lawfully obtain that permit, and lawfully and safely carry at the firm’s office.…
  • Mar 16

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

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

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

    Dealing with DHS (in Iowa) and DCFS (in Illinois)
    Each state has its own child protective services agency.  In Illinois, that agency is called the Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS).  In Iowa, it goes by the name Department of Human Services (DHS).  A person who…
Rank this Week: 3264

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Covers divorce and family law in Illinois.

http://www.divorce-attorney-illinois.com/
  • Jul 27

    Parental Rights for Incarcerated Parent

    Parental Rights for Incarcerated Parent
    Being arrested and charged for a crime can have a significant impact on a person’s life, especially when the conviction comes with a long-term prison sentence. It is not only the person, however, who finds themselves the most affected.…
  • Jul 20

    With Marriage Equality Now the Law of the Land, What Could Happen to Civil Unions and Domestic Partnerships?

    With Marriage Equality Now the Law of the Land, What Could Happen to Civil Unions and Domestic Partnerships?
    The Supreme Court deciding in favor of same-sex marriage has been an incredible victory for those who have been denied equal protection of fundamental rights. Having the right to marry expanded to all persons interested, regardless of their…
  • Jul 13

    Same-Sex Parents: The Residual Roadblocks in “Equality” State

    Same-Sex Parents: The Residual Roadblocks in “Equality” State
    With the U.S. Supreme Court making decisions regarding the matter of same-sex marriage, soon states might have to start passing legislation that would imbue same-sex couples with the rights afforded to married couples already acknowledged by…
Rank this Week: 3281

Nolo's Divorce, Custody, and…

Nolo's Divorce, Custody, and Family Law Blog

Covers divorce, chil support, child custody and mediation.

http://blog.nolo.com/divorce/
  • Oct 7

    Same-Sex Marriage Bans Come Tumbling Down

    Same-Sex Marriage Bans Come Tumbling Down
    Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court chose to do nothing, which, ironically, resulted in the most widespread impact on the marriage equality movement to date. The Supreme Court’s inaction – its decision not to review three…
  • Mar 10

    Teen Sues Parents for Financial Support and Tuition

    Teen Sues Parents for Financial Support and Tuition
    Last week we saw a flurry of news reports regarding Rachel Canning’s lawsuit against her parents for child support and school tuition. Much of the media focus has been on Rachel’s “bad girl behavior,” rather than the…
  • Feb 11

    The DOJ Extends Federal Benefits to Same-Sex Spouse

    The DOJ Extends Federal Benefits to Same-Sex Spouse
    On Saturday, February 8, 2014, United States Attorney General Eric Holder announced that in an effort to implement the Supreme Court’s historic decision in United States v. Windsor, the Department of Justice (which includes all of…
Rank this Week: 3280

Law Office of Martin Murphy Blog

Law Office of Martin Murphy Blog

Covers mediation, collaborative law and family law in Massachusetts.

http://www.massachusettsfamilylawfirm.com/blog
  • Jun 2

    Massachusetts Wed Same-Sex Couple Allowed to Divorce in Pennsylvania

    Massachusetts Wed Same-Sex Couple Allowed to Divorce in Pennsylvania
    About ten years ago, a same-sex couple married on the first day that the state of Massachusetts allowed for legalized same-sex weddings. According to a report in the L.A. Times, the women relocated to Pennsylvania with their one-year-old…
  • May 26

    Mediation of Custody in Massachusett

    Mediation of Custody in Massachusett
    Custody determinations are extremely challenging during the divorce process. Emotions are high as parents work, struggle and sometimes fight to decide the best living arrangements for their children. Custody mediation is meant to ease the…
  • May 19

    Celebrity Divorce Raises Questions About Prenuptial Agreement

    Celebrity Divorce Raises Questions About Prenuptial Agreement
    Another celebrity divorce scandal is in the newspapers. This time, the controversy involves comedian and talk show host Sherri Shepherd and her husband of nearly three years. According to the Los Angeles Times, the major areas of contention…
Rank this Week: 3287

The Law Offices of David Stein…

The Law Offices of David Stein Blog

Covers privacy and technology.

http://www.familylawdc.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3293

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…
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Massachusetts Family & Divorce…

Massachusetts Family & Divorce Mediation Blog

Covers divorce, separation and other family-related matters. By Larri Tonelli Parker.

http://parkermediation.net/
  • Jun 16

    Magna Carta 800 year

    Magna Carta 800 year
    Magna Carta, dating back eight centuries is still relevant today.  Celebrate its 800 year history this week.  What liberties, freedoms, values do you most cherish? 
  • May 23

    Memorial Day

    Memorial Day
    I recently attended a Children and Family Law training at Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education.  Since the law is always changing, participation in legal seminars helps me stay sharp, keep my edge.  This training focused on…
  • May 2

    I won’t cry, I won’t cry, no I won’t shed a tear

    I won’t cry, I won’t cry, no I won’t shed a tear
      B.B. King                  
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Kershisnik Law

Kershisnik Law

Covers Idaho family, criminal, probate and personal injury legal issues. By Patrick Kershisnik.

http://kershisniklaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    Boise Divorce Attorney - Boise Family Law Lawyers - Boise Custody Attorneys Lawyer

    Boise Divorce Attorney - Boise Family Law Lawyers - Boise Custody Attorneys Lawyer
    Kershisnik Law, (208) 472-2383, Boise Divorce Attorney, Idaho Family Law Lawyers, divorce, custody, modification, child support, family law.As a Boise Divorce Attorney I often get calls concerning child support. There are many issues…
  • Apr 18

    Boise Probate Attorneys - Idaho Estate Planning Lawyer

    Boise Probate Attorneys - Idaho Estate Planning Lawyer
    To speak with a Boise Probate Attorney or an Idaho Estate Planning Lawyer, please call (208) 472-2383, for probate and estate planning in Idaho.As a Boise Probate Attorney one of the most frequent questions I get is how long does it take to…
  • Apr 4

    Boise Divorce Attorney - Divorce Attorneys, Family Law Lawyers, Probate Attorneys, Boise, Idaho

    Boise Divorce Attorney - Divorce Attorneys, Family Law Lawyers, Probate Attorneys, Boise, Idaho
    Boise Divorce Attorneys - Boise Probate Attorneys - Family Law Lawyers, (208)472-2383Today I am going to discuss probate and divorce. What do probate and divorce have to do with each other? A lot, especially when you get divorced and forget…
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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…
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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/
  • Jun 28

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

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

    2015 Child Support Standards Chart released March 6, 2015

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

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

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

Divorce Online Blog

News about divorce and family law.

http://www.divorce-online.co.uk/blog/
  • Jul 24

    Divorce court fees to rise again

    Divorce court fees to rise again
    We have just received some unwelcome news from the Ministry of Justice that the filing fee for divorce is to increase from £410 to £550 following a short consultation. Which means, in effect, the court fees for divorce WILL…
  • Jun 16

    Dale Vince divorce case highlights the need for clean break order

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

    Respondent divorce advice service launched

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

Songy Law Blog

Covers Mississippi law. By Joseph D. Songy.

http://songylaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 19

    Guest Post: 5 Biggest Attorney Job Search Mistake

    Guest Post: 5 Biggest Attorney Job Search Mistake
    One of the defining moments of an individual in any industry is getting employment to a position that they like and one that is well rewarding. To get such a position, a person has to invest in conducting a proper … Continue reading…
  • Mar 14

    Guest Post: Legal Rights and Damages in Construction Accident

    Guest Post: Legal Rights and Damages in Construction Accident
    Although construction companies are required to ensure that every construction site is free from potential danger through routine inspections with safety engineers and safety programs, construction site accidents lead to thousands of injuries…
  • Mar 4

    Clients and Social Media: The Danger

    Clients and Social Media: The Danger
    Social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, have undoubtedly become a part of our culture. Posting information online can be a way for you to express political views, personal achievements, distaste for your employers, and your…
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Law Office of Kirk Garner Blog

Law Office of Kirk Garner Blog

Provides general information to people who are considering or are already engaged in family law litigation in the State of Colorado.

http://kirkgarner.com/home/blog/
  • May 29

    Mediation Tip #2: Be Prepared!

    Mediation Tip #2: Be Prepared!
    To maximize the chance of a successful mediation, you must be prepared. You cannot show up for mediation without thinking about about your case and expect it to settle favorably.
  • May 28

    Park County Courthouse

    Park County Courthouse
    The Park County Courthouse in Fairplay, Colorado.
  • May 28

    Grandparent Visitation

    Grandparent Visitation
    Kirk Garner handles grandparent visitation cases in Colorado.
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Bay Area Divorce Lawyer Blog

Bay Area Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, adoption, child support and child custody issues. By Lorna Jaynes.

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

    Best Divorce Strategies - Listen, Seek to understand, Focus on the future, Heal

    Best Divorce Strategies - Listen, Seek to understand, Focus on the future, Heal
    Conflict in the context of divorce can be emotionally and financially debilitating. Family court judges commonly make decisions and orders based on how the law applies to what has already transpired between the parties, to the past. And this…
  • Aug 17

    Gray Divorce in California

    Gray Divorce in California
    Marian, 57, and her husband for nearly 30 years, John, had buried their differences over money, child-rearing and more. But when the last of their two children was finishing high school, the differences became too glaring to ignore.…
  • May 9

    Same Gender Marriage: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - President Obama, North Carolina, and Politic

    Same Gender Marriage: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - President Obama, North Carolina, and Politic
    The people of North Carolina voted this week to amend their constitution to ban same-sex marriage. And the ban won with a surprisingly strong 61 to 39 percent, undermining North Carolina's image as a modern, progressive state.
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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/
  • 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…
  • May 6

    Will Your Divorce Be a War Story or a Peace Story?

    Will Your Divorce Be a War Story or a Peace Story?
    As I picked up The New York State Bar Association Journal earlier in the month, the cover story intrigued me. It was called "More War Stories from the New York Courts." It was about civil litigation cases that go on for years. The article…
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Surrogacy Lawyer

Surrogacy Lawyer

Covers assisted reproduction law and family formation issues, including surrogacy, egg donation, embryo donation and sperm donation. By Stephanie Caballero.

http://surrogacylawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 9

    First UK Baby Born Free of Cancer Gene

    First UK Baby Born Free of Cancer Gene
    While this has been done in the United States, the first baby was born in the UK free of the breast cancer gene, BRCA1, which would have meant that the baby girl had an 80 percent chance of contracting breast cancer. I know this is a…
  • Jan 9

    Assisted Reproduction and Autism

    Assisted Reproduction and Autism
    It’s only speculation now that environmental factors, including assisted reproduction technologies, have contributed to the high increase in the number of children diagnosed with Autism. Education and awareness of Austin have been key…
  • Dec 29

    Economic Turmoil Fuels India's Fertility Busine

    Economic Turmoil Fuels India's Fertility Busine
    I recently posted about how patients are canceling their IVF appointments for surrogacy and egg donation in India because of the recent terrorist attacks in Mumbai, but apparently that has not stopped the booming industry in India. In fact,…
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Florida Family Lawyer Blog

Florida Family Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida divorce issues. By Law Offices of Steven E. Blumenthal.

http://www.floridafamilylawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    Can a Computer be Beautiful?

    Can a Computer be Beautiful?
    This post, like some of my earlier posts regarding computer software for family law attorneys, focuses not on family law topics themselves, but rather on a recent switch I made to Apple computers in my office, and information for anyone…
  • Jun 24

    Reasons to Hire a Guardian ad Litem for Your Time-Sharing Case

    Reasons to Hire a Guardian ad Litem for Your Time-Sharing Case
    I’ve written before about the role of a Guardian ad Litem (GAL). I want to focus in this post on some of the reasons you might consider seeking appointment of a GAL for your case, and the process for getting a GAL. I’ll use the…
  • Mar 18

    How To Talk with Your Spouse About Collaborative Divorce

    How To Talk with Your Spouse About Collaborative Divorce
    So you are interested in a collaborative divorce – in keeping the divorce from becoming a fight in court, and believe it is a process that would work for you and your spouse. A next question is whether your spouse is interested in this…
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Questions & Answers About Divorce…

Questions & Answers About Divorce and Family Law

Answers common questions regarding divorce, separation agreements, child support, annulment, child custody and other family law matters. By The Garrett Law Group.

http://vabeachdivorceattorney.net/questions-answers/
  • Nov 22

    Cutting the Cord: Child Emancipation Laws in Virginia

    Cutting the Cord: Child Emancipation Laws in Virginia
    You may have heard of child celebrities that seek emancipation from their parents to protect their fortunes or avoid child labor laws. While these stories may be popular in the tabloids, there are many more common reasons for minors and…
  • Nov 22

    Navy Pilot Faces Felony Criminal Charges for Communication with 13-year-old Girl

    Navy Pilot Faces Felony Criminal Charges for Communication with 13-year-old Girl
    Using the internet to communicate with other people may seem like harmless fun. However, when a person uses the internet to communicate in a sexual manner with a child, he or she may face criminal charges or, if he or she meets that child,…
  • Nov 21

    Braxton Case Highlights Child Abuse in Virginia Foster Home

    Braxton Case Highlights Child Abuse in Virginia Foster Home
    The mission of the Virginia Beach Department of Human Services (DHS) is to “provide Virginia Beach citizens the opportunity to achieve the highest level of self-sufficiency, safety, and quality of life possible, through an array of…
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Law Matters Blog

Law Matters Blog

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

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

    Vermont’s Star Chamber Blacklists The Poor

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

    What you should know about employment discrimination

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

    What you should know about employment discrimination

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

Los Angeles Family Law Blog

Covers California divorce, child custody, child support, child visitation, and paternity. By Clarke Logan Young.

http://blog.clarkeyoung.com/
  • Aug 24

    Custody of Pets a Challenging Issue for Court

    Custody of Pets a Challenging Issue for Court
    A recent article in the Los Angeles Times discusses the unexpected to-do that surrounds determination of pet custody. An increasing amount of money, time and resources is being spent to decide the fate of household pets, and the process can…
  • Aug 24

    Custody of Pets a Challenging Issue for Court

    Custody of Pets a Challenging Issue for Court
    A recent article in the Los Angeles Times discusses the unexpected to-do that surrounds determination of pet custody. An increasing amount of money, time and resources is being spent to decide the fate of household pets, and the process can…
  • Aug 24

    Custody of Pets a Challenging Issue for Court

    Custody of Pets a Challenging Issue for Court
    A recent article in the Los Angeles Times discusses the unexpected to-do that surrounds determination of pet custody. An increasing amount of money, time and resources is being spent to decide the fate of household pets, and the process can…
Rank this Week: 3519

Houston Divorce Lawyer Blog

Houston Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers the divorce process. By Ramos Law Firm.

http://www.ramosfamilylaw.com/houstondivorceblog/
  • 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…
  • Jul 14

    Dissent on the Obergefell v. Hodges Decision

    Dissent on the Obergefell v. Hodges Decision
    The Supreme Court of the United States released their opinion on Obergefell v. Hodges. The decision came down to a 5-4 vote, with Chief Justice Roberts dissenting, joined by Justice Scalia and Thomas. Justice Alito also filed a dissenting…
  • Jul 2

    Summary of the Supreme Court’s Decision On Same-Sex Marriage

    Summary of the Supreme Court’s Decision On Same-Sex Marriage
    Last Friday, the Supreme Court of the United States released their opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges. Obergefell consists of a number of consolidated cases that originated from Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee, all states that limited…
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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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