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Ontario Family Law Blog

Ontario Family Law Blog

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

http://www.ontariofamilylawblog.com
  • Mar 22

    Top Five Reasons Why You Need a Will

    Top Five Reasons Why You Need a Will
    by Toni Nieuwhof “Oh yeah, I need to make that appointment.”  I hear this so frequently from successful people who generally have made sound financial choices.  Let’s face it – it’s difficult to conjure…
  • Mar 20

    Smart Divorce Option

    Smart Divorce Option
    Most separations and divorces are stressful and painful. You can choose to make it better or worse by the process you choose to use. The following are your choices.    Collaborative Practice Collaborative Practice is a…
  • Mar 18

    Post-Secondary Education and Child Support

    Post-Secondary Education and Child Support
    Does child support end when a child reach age 18 years? Our lawyer Lynn Kirwin answers this question in detail.  The courts have recognized that financial dependency does not end upon a child turning 18.  Under the Divorce act and…
Rank this Week: 3781

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois divorce law. From Michael Roe.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 22

    Kane County Divorce Lawyer: The Impact of Parental Alienation on Children

    Kane County Divorce Lawyer: The Impact of Parental Alienation on Children
    The Impact of Parental Alienation on Children Every child has a fundamental need for love and protection. Published on April 25, 2013 by Edward Kruk, Ph.D. in Co-Parenting After Divorce I offer the first installment of a three-part series…
  • Feb 22

    Kane County Divorce: One Story of Parental Alienation

    Kane County Divorce: One Story of Parental Alienation
    Actor Jason Patric discusses his custody case with the mother of his child, conceived through in vitro fertilization. Patric had an ongoing relationship with the child's mother, and acted as a Dad to the child after it was born. Due...
  • Feb 13

    DuPage Divorce Lawyer: Parental Alienation or Sexual Abuse?

    DuPage Divorce Lawyer: Parental Alienation or Sexual Abuse?
    Recent published articles in the New York Times from Dylan Farrow, and subsequently in rebuttal Woody Allen, have brought into the light allegations that have arisen from what appears to have been a highly dysfunctional family environment. My…
Rank this Week: 2215

The Interplay Between Bankruptcy…

The Interplay Between Bankruptcy and Divorce Law in Virginia

Explores the effect of a bankruptcy on divorce and other family law matters in Virginia, as well as the effect of a divorce or other family law matter on a bankruptcy. By James H. Wilson, Jr.

http://bankruptcydivorceblawg.com
Rank this Week: 3989

Trust Matters Most

Trust Matters Most

Covers family law, divorce, bankruptcy, and specific Pennsylvania law changes. By Reese, Samley, Wagenseller, Mecum & Longer, P.C.

http://www.trustmattersmost.com/blog
  • Mar 21

    Why Does Divorce Skyrocket from January to March?

    Why Does Divorce Skyrocket from January to March?
    All over the U.S., lawyers are talking about the increased number of divorce cases they see in January. While December is usually the year’s low, January numbers shoot up and remain that way through March. What’s behind this…
  • Mar 14

    Schools Required to Bus Children to Both Divorced Parents’ House

    Schools Required to Bus Children to Both Divorced Parents’ House
    Another follow-up to two of our recent blogs (“Another One Rides the Bus with apologies to the Queen” and “Update to Another One Rides the Bus”) regarding bus transportation for children of divorced parents who…
  • Mar 11

    5 Ways to Hurt Your Divorce with Social Media

    5 Ways to Hurt Your Divorce with Social Media
    “It’s better to be safe than sorry,” the adage goes. It’s especially true when it comes to legal issues like divorce – particularly in contentious cases.  Studies over the past 5 years have tied social media…
Rank this Week: 1953

McLean County Divorce

McLean County Divorce

Covers Illinois family law. By Jon D. McLaughlin.

http://mcleancountydivorce.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Feb 14

    Federal Judge Grants Class Action

    Federal Judge Grants Class Action
    Federal Judge Grants Class Action 2/12/14 Federal Judge Grants Class Action for all Medicaid-Eligible Children Under the Age of 21 who have been Diagnosed with a Mental Health or Behavioral Disorder in the State of Illinois…
  • Feb 6

    Be Careful with Settlement Agreement

    Be Careful with Settlement Agreement
    Settling your Bloomington Illinois Divorce is almost always better than litigating. But, if you sign a Marital Settlement Agreement in Illinois, you had better be very careful as to what is, and is not, in that agreement, as this recent case…
Rank this Week: 1058

Florida Family Lawyer Blog

Florida Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridafamilylawyersblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Dec 20

    Collaborative Divorce – Is a “Paradigm Shift” for You?

    Collaborative Divorce – Is a “Paradigm Shift” for You?
    Paradigm Shift may sound to you like a phrase a consultant would use – it reminds me a little of a meeting I was in many years ago, when the consultant in the room talked about different community agencies and institutions…
  • Dec 20

    Collaborative Divorce - Is a "Paradigm Shift" for You?

    Collaborative Divorce - Is a "Paradigm Shift" for You?
    Paradigm Shift may sound to you like a phrase a consultant would use - it reminds me a little of a meeting I was in many years ago, when the consultant in the room talked about different community agencies and institutions "interdigitating".…
Rank this Week: 3035

Rhode Island Divorce Lawyer Tips…

Rhode Island Divorce Lawyer Tips for You

Covers Rhode Island divorce and family law. By Chris Pearsall.

http://www.rhodeislanddivorcetips.com/
Rank this Week: 1473

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 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…
  • Dec 11

    The Importance of Remaining Silent when Accused of a Crime

    The Importance of Remaining Silent when Accused of a Crime
    When accused of a crime, most people will naturally wish to express their innocence and explain exactly how they have done nothing wrong. It is only human nature to want to defend oneself against accusations. However, doing so can be…
  • Nov 16

    Iowa VASCAR Aerial Speed Enforcement

    Iowa VASCAR Aerial Speed Enforcement
    The Iowa Highway Patrol often uses VASCAR (Visual Average Speed Computer And Recorder) as a means of speed enforcement. Often, this will take the form of a police officer in a light airplane, who uses a stopwatch to measure the time it takes…
Rank this Week: 4639

Texas Collaborative Law Blog

Texas Collaborative Law Blog

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

http://texascollaborativelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 15

    What to Expect: How Easy is Collaborative Law?

    What to Expect: How Easy is Collaborative Law?
    Some people think that if you choose to work out your divorce issues and you agree to not go to court, you have elected to use a nice, simple, easy process.  While the process is generally nicer than litigation and is intended to at…
  • Mar 1

    Discussing Why You Want to Use Collaborative Law

    Discussing Why You Want to Use Collaborative Law
    There's an important discussion that needs to take place, but which is often overlooked, at the start of a Collaborative Law case.  People choose to use the process for many different reasons, sometimes being influenced by more than one…
  • Feb 15

    Is Collaborative Law Faster than Litigation?

    Is Collaborative Law Faster than Litigation?
    Is Collaborative Law faster?  Usually, BUT it's not necessarily "fast".The Collaborative process is deliberate.  We follow a Roadmap that is logical and efficient.At our first joint meeting, we usually explain the process, make sure…
Rank this Week: 1478

Between the Sheets: Adultery in…

Between the Sheets: Adultery in Divorce Cases in Virginia

Explores the legal effects of adultery on family law matters in Virginia and across the United States. By James H. Wilson, Jr.

http://jameshwilsonjr.com/
Rank this Week: 1733

Synorlaw

Synorlaw

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

http://www.synorlaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 14

    How to best work with your lawyer

    How to best work with your lawyer
    First ask about the cost of legal representation. If your situation will require more work beyond the first consultation, remember to ask for the lawyer’s fees in writing. You do not have to hire the lawyer after the initial…
  • Feb 6

    Collaborative No Court Divorce

    Collaborative No Court Divorce
    Collaborative No Court Divorce is low confrontation, high negotiation divorce process that affords clients the opportunity to resolve issues through meditation and attorney consultation by sharing information, striving toward common goals,…
  • Jan 14

    Sandwiched in the Middle

    Sandwiched in the Middle
    The “Sandwich Generation” – a term given to adults who are raising children and simultaneously caring for elderly or inform parents. As the huge numbers of aging “Baby Boomers” near retirement age we will see an…
Rank this Week: 3325

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber,…

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber, PLLC

Covers bankruptcy, family law, foreclosure, and real estate law in New York.

http://vaughnweberlaw.com
  • Mar 13

    Plain Language Requirement for Residential Lease

    Plain Language Requirement for Residential Lease
    There is a plain language requirement for residential leases in New York N.Y. General Obligations Law § 5-702, requires residential leases to be written in plain language. As a landlord you must insure that your…
  • Mar 13

    Police Find Gun in Purse

    Police Find Gun in Purse
    Was the warrantless search legal? FACTS Just before noon on May 23, 2008, police responded to a radio run reporting a burglary in progress at 2255 Barker Avenue in the Bronx, an apartment building participating in Operation Clean Halls, a…
  • Mar 11

    Housing Court Attorney

    Housing Court Attorney
    Court Attorneys in Landlord Tenant Proceedings Court Attorneys play a significant role in landlord tenant proceedings where the Respondent is not represented by counsel.  In the interest of judicial economy, landlord tenant cases…
Rank this Week: 4908

Ocala Divorce Lawyer Blog

Ocala Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.ocalafamilylaw.com/Ocala-Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Mar 13

    Divorce Questions to Ask at the End of a Marriage

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

    Shared parenting may become a new form of child custody

    Shared parenting may become a new form of child custody
    Divorces are difficult on the spouses, but it can be even worse if there are children involved. The decision of which Florida parent has custody of the child can lead to bitterness and can be emotionally trying on the child....
  • Feb 20

    Tips for a smoother Florida divorce transition

    Tips for a smoother Florida divorce transition
    Going through the process of a separation can be difficult for both parties. The proceedings may go decidedly smoother if an individual is prepared mentally and has all of the appropriate paperwork from the very beginning. Florida residents…
Rank this Week: 4113

Divorce Lawyer in Augusta, Georgia

Divorce Lawyer in Augusta, Georgia

Offers tips and information about Georgia divorces. By the Goolsby Law Firm.

http://divorcelawyerinaugustageorgia.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 12

    Uncontested Divorce in Georgia and What It Mean

    Uncontested Divorce in Georgia and What It Mean
              We, at the Goolsby Law Firm, LLC, frequently receive telephone calls and email inquiries from people seeking information about how to get an…
  • Dec 17

    Divorce and the Holiday

    Divorce and the Holiday
    As Augusta, Georgia divorce lawyers, we generally expect the number of divorces to slow down at this time of year. I am sure it comes as no surprise to you that people will often delay seeking a divorce attorney until after the…
  • Sep 13

    Expensive Celebrity Divorces: Robin William

    Expensive Celebrity Divorces: Robin William
    [Photo of Robin Williams from wikipedia]          Divorces, especially if they aren't uncontested divorces, can be expensive! Just ask actor Robin Williams! According to various news reports, Williams is reportedly…
Rank this Week: 4345

HeyAnnette

HeyAnnette

Covers Arizona family law. By Annette T. Burns.

http://heyannette.com/blog/
  • Mar 11

    AFCC Online Resource

    AFCC Online Resource
    AFCC maintains a resource website called Center for Excellence in Family Court Practice that, not surprisingly, holds great resources. I visit this site pretty frequently, to find everything from the Wingspread Report (the report which was…
  • Aug 19

    Coparenting resource

    Coparenting resource
    There are lots of resources for coparenting information and suggestions for communication.   If everyone was willing to track down, read and use these resources on their own, the need for parenting coordinators and coparenting counselors…
  • Aug 16

    And another tax court case finds against a…

    And another tax court case finds against a payor-parent who wanted to claim a child dependency exemption, because the other parent had not executed Form 8332.   (A follow up to You Almost Can’t Win With the IRS, posted January…
Rank this Week: 3408

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/
  • 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…
  • Dec 30

    Same-Sex Marriage is Legal in Utah

    Same-Sex Marriage is Legal in Utah
    On Friday, December 20, 2013, U.S. District Judge Robert Shelby struck down Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage, saying it violates the equal protection rights of gay and lesbian couples. As news of the ruling broke, hundreds of same-sex…
Rank this Week: 1456

Kansas Divorce Blawg

Kansas Divorce Blawg

Covers divorce, custody, child support and family law issues in Kansas. By the Law Offices of Kenneth M. McRae, L.L.C.

http://kansasdivorceblog.wordpress.com/
  • Mar 6

    How Do I Choose a Divorce Lawyer?

    How Do I Choose a Divorce Lawyer?
    Often when someone is thinking about the possibility of a divorce, the first basic question they have is “How do …Continue reading →
  • Feb 20

    When Can I Modify Child Support?

    When Can I Modify Child Support?
    One very common question I am asked is “when can I modify an existing child support order?” Either party may …Continue reading »
  • Feb 20

    No Fault Divorce Update

    No Fault Divorce Update
    In August of 2011 I posted a blog discussing the Kansas no-fault divorce statute. At the time there was some …Continue reading »
Rank this Week: 3414

Minnesota Divorce and Family Law…

Minnesota Divorce and Family Law Blog

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

http://divorcelawyermn.com/minnesota-divorce-blog/
  • Mar 5

    Same Sex Marriage and the Residence Requirement

    Same Sex Marriage and the Residence Requirement
    In order to have standing to proceed with a marriage dissolution in Minnesota, the petitioning party must have resided (or been domiciled) in Minnesota for at least 180 days.  When gay marriage was legalized in Minnesota, however, a new…
  • Jan 14

    Divorce Corp. Review

    Divorce Corp. Review
    The point of going to see a documentary at a movie theatre is to blend entertainment with getting some insight into the documentary’s topic, right?  Divorce Corp. is neither entertaining nor insightful.  But it probably is not…
  • Jan 14

    Child-Inclusive Mediation

    Child-Inclusive Mediation
    As an attorney, I have been involved in countless parenting disputes, mediations and evaluations in which the issue of a child’s preference is considered, or ruled out, as a factor.  The Minnesota custody statute sets forth the…
Rank this Week: 1180

Fahnert Family Law Office

Fahnert Family Law Office

Discusses how to avoid mistakes and obtain a better outcome in your divorce. By Marie Fahnert.

http://www.justdivorceblog.com/
  • Mar 5

    The beauty of old-fashioned euphemism

    The beauty of old-fashioned euphemism
    Sometimes I wish I lived in the old days where issues were described so delicately. For example, in the mid 19th century, divorced people were referred to as “victims” of divorce. According to the book Euphemania by Ralph Keyes,…
  • Feb 18

    Using Tint to find missing children.

    Using Tint to find missing children.
    I just discovered this social media aggregator called Tint. It basically gathers feeds and posts them together in a pretty way. So for example, it can mix-up all the feeds from your twitter, Facebook, and linked-in accounts into one single…
  • Feb 5

    Divorce in 1860s Chicago

    Divorce in 1860s Chicago
    In 1860, the town of Naperville received “world-side notoriety” when it hosted the Burch divorce case. At the time, the case “had just about as much notoriety as the O.J. Simpson case does today.” The case was to have…
Rank this Week: 1561

Men's Family Law

Men's Family Law

Focuses on men and the legal issues that they must face as fathers and husbands. By David Pisarra.

http://mensfamilylaw.com/?cat=5
  • Mar 5

    How To Be A Great Dad – Tip # 1 – Do This!

    How To Be A Great Dad – Tip # 1 – Do This!
    If you’re sharing custody of a child, it’s a brutally hard thing to do. If you’ve had to fight for your rights to see your son or daughter, the battles can be long and frustrating. But here’s an activity you can do,…
  • Mar 4

    Podcast – Men’s Family Law – How Does Substance Abuse Effect Child Custody Cases?

    Podcast – Men’s Family Law – How Does Substance Abuse Effect Child Custody Cases?
    Men’s Family Law – Nationally recognized Father’s Rights expert David Pisarra discusses substance abuse and how it will effect a child custody case, how hard it is to prove and what you can do to protect yourself. If you…
  • Mar 1

    3 Immediate Survival Tips for Dads Scared About Losing Their Kid

    3 Immediate Survival Tips for Dads Scared About Losing Their Kid
    You’re faced with LOSING your kids.  You’re SCARED and  don’t know what to do.  You don’t know how to PROTECT YOURSELF. LISTEN TO THIS PODCAST NOW. It gives you ACTIONABLE STEPS TO KEEP YOUR KIDS…
Rank this Week: 4605

Pittsburgh Divorce Law Blog

Pittsburgh Divorce Law Blog

Covers matrimonial, custody, child support and other family law issues By Elliott & Davis, PC.

http://divorceattorneysinpittsburgh.wordpress.com
  • Mar 4

    Divorce – Protecting Your Mental Health

    Divorce – Protecting Your Mental Health
    No one enters into a marriage expecting it to result in divorce.  That said, greater than twenty % of first marriages end in divorce within five years, and 48 percent of marriages end by the 20-year point.  This…
  • Dec 28

    UPDATE: Parental Coordinators in PA

    UPDATE: Parental Coordinators in PA
    Pennsylvania experimented with the use of a parental coordinator in custody cases, as you may recall from a prior post on this site  That is to say, in PA, a judge could appoint a parental coordinator to enforce a custody…
  • Feb 16

    The Use of a Parenting Coordinator

    The Use of a Parenting Coordinator
    What is a “parenting coordinator”? A parenting coordinator is a person appointed by the judge in custody cases to help execute and coordinate ancillary issues of a custody order.  This helps ease the burden of…
Rank this Week: 4139

Main Line Pennsylvania Family Law…

Main Line Pennsylvania Family Law Blog

By Bookspan Family Law Associates, LLC.

http://www.mainlinepafamilylawblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Jan 22

    PA Child Custody 101

    PA Child Custody 101
    Understanding the ins and outs of child custody can be overwhelming to one who never had to think about the concept before. Most of us think of our children as "our own," and that is it. But if separation and divorce become part of a…
Rank this Week: 3454

Virginia Family Law Blog

Virginia Family Law Blog

Discusses cases, statutes, and news affecting Virginia family law. By Davidson & Kitzmann, PLC.

http://blog.vafamilylawsite.com/
  • Feb 27

    Property Division in Virginia Divorces Just Completely Changed

    Property Division in Virginia Divorces Just Completely Changed
    In a case that will significantly alter the way Virginia divorce cases are negotiated and litigated, the Virginia Supreme Court today unanimously ruled in my client's favor, and overturned a line of Court of Appeals cases going back two…
  • Jan 14

    More Property May Soon Be Available in Virginia Divorce

    More Property May Soon Be Available in Virginia Divorce
    Last week I argued a case in the Virginia Supreme Court that could have a dramatic impact on how divorce cases are handled in Virginia.First, some definitions.  In a Virginia divorce case, property must be classified as either marital,…
  • Jan 9

    Every Word Count

    Every Word Count
    I argued a family law case in front of the Virginia Supreme Court today.  I could go on for pages about the grandeur of the courtroom, how to answer hard questions from seven justices, how important it is to know each justice's…
Rank this Week: 3187

Patricia Van Haren, Attorney At…

Patricia Van Haren, Attorney At Law

Addresses many questions and issues that people may encounter while going through their family law case.

http://pcvlawblog.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 24

    Whose Time Is It Anyway?

    Whose Time Is It Anyway?
    No one likes spending their weekends filled with AYSO [All Your Saturdays Occupied – as I used to call it when my kids were young], dance classes, birthday parties, and running around like a chauffer, but for most of us, this is how we…
  • Oct 17

    What Makes a Parent? More on Paternity and Parental Right

    What Makes a Parent? More on Paternity and Parental Right
    Once upon a time life was simple, people got married, had children and raised the children together until the kids went away to school.  Now the average American family looks much different. There are families which have one parent (either a…
  • Sep 26

    My Business is None of Your Business! The Truth about Businesses and Marriage

    My Business is None of Your Business! The Truth about Businesses and Marriage
    Many of my clients come to me and they want to know what is going to happen to their business when they get divorced.   There are many ways that the court will resolve how to deal with a business depending on (1) the time that the business…
Rank this Week: 2816

Minnesota Family Law Blog

Minnesota Family Law Blog

Covers family law issues and events in Minnesota. By Heimerl & Lammers.

http://www.minnesotafamilylawblog.com/
  • Feb 24

    Shared Parenting Rulings on the Rise in the US

    Shared Parenting Rulings on the Rise in the US
    An increasing amount of states are shifting towards a shared parenting presumption in family law cases, as proponents believe children are better served if they can spend equal time with both parents. “The best interest of the child or…
  • Jan 31

    Inactive Status Allows Minnesota Couples To Reconsider Divorce

    Inactive Status Allows Minnesota Couples To Reconsider Divorce
    No two divorces are the same. Some are amicable, while others are a little testier. Sometimes a person files for divorce after months of evaluation, other times it occurs in a quick moment of clarity.  However a couple comes to the…
  • Jan 17

    The Worst Piece of Divorce Advice

    The Worst Piece of Divorce Advice
    A recent Huffington Post article outlined the top 11 worst pieces of marriage advice. One piece of advice in particular relates to divorce as well. That piece of “bad advice” is that “you can always get divorced.”…
Rank this Week: 3333

Divorce Field

Divorce Field

Analyzes athletes' family law issues to explain how family law works to the average consumer.

http://divorcefield.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 23

    From Whom Are You Taking Legal Advice?

    From Whom Are You Taking Legal Advice?
    Probably the most common thing I hear as a family law attorney is "My brother's cousin's best friend's nephew told me I can get [x] in my case."   X, of course, being whatever the person talking to me really wants to happen in the…
  • Feb 14

    Relaunch - Refocu

    Relaunch - Refocu
    When I started this blog, the idea was to use sports to explain family law.   I quickly found out that the most common problem athletes run into is not paying child support (hey they are just regular folks after all).   There were…
  • Aug 22

    Must Be Nice

    Must Be Nice
    Tim Duncan recently finalized his divorce in a private hearing held at his attorney's office.  Yes, the judge left the courthouse -- on his lunch hour -- to grant Duncan his divorce in private.   His ex-wife's attorney was there so…
Rank this Week: 3048

Law Blog of William L. Pfeifer,…

Law Blog of William L. Pfeifer, Jr.

Covers Alabama family and criminal law topics.

http://williampfeifer.com
  • Feb 21

    Lawyer Gifts – Recommended Books for New Lawyers or Law Student

    Lawyer Gifts – Recommended Books for New Lawyers or Law Student
    I am sometimes asked by new lawyers or law students if there are any books I would recommend that they read as part of developing their career in the legal profession. The specific books I recommend may vary according to the particular…
  • Feb 20

    Avvo and Alabama Law – Useful but Beware of Bad Legal Advice on Avvo

    Avvo and Alabama Law – Useful but Beware of Bad Legal Advice on Avvo
    Avvo.com is a useful website where you can learn about attorneys, post questions, and get free legal advice on a variety of topics on Alabama law. I have written several articles about Avvo in the past when I wrote for About.com, and overall…
  • Jan 27

    Etowah County Criminal Defense – Electronic Filing Returns for Criminal Case

    Etowah County Criminal Defense – Electronic Filing Returns for Criminal Case
    Etowah County Presiding Circuit Judge Wm. Allen Millican issued an order earlier this month permitting attorneys to use electronic filing for motions, documents, and orders in criminal cases. While most courts in the State of Alabama have…
Rank this Week: 4035

Alabama Law Blog of William…

Alabama Law Blog of William Pfeifer

Covers Alabama law.

http://williampfeifer.com/blog
  • Feb 21

    Lawyer Gifts – Recommended Books for New Lawyers or Law Student

    Lawyer Gifts – Recommended Books for New Lawyers or Law Student
    I am sometimes asked by new lawyers or law students if there are any books I would recommend that they read as part of developing their career in the legal profession. The specific books I recommend may vary according to the particular…
  • Feb 20

    Avvo and Alabama Law – Useful but Beware of Bad Legal Advice on Avvo

    Avvo and Alabama Law – Useful but Beware of Bad Legal Advice on Avvo
    Avvo.com is a useful website where you can learn about attorneys, post questions, and get free legal advice on a variety of topics on Alabama law. I have written several articles about Avvo in the past when I wrote for About.com, and overall…
  • Jan 27

    Etowah County Criminal Defense – Electronic Filing Returns for Criminal Case

    Etowah County Criminal Defense – Electronic Filing Returns for Criminal Case
    Etowah County Presiding Circuit Judge Wm. Allen Millican issued an order earlier this month permitting attorneys to use electronic filing for motions, documents, and orders in criminal cases. While most courts in the State of Alabama have…
Rank this Week: 3017

Family Law & Divorce Information…

Family Law & Divorce Information in Houston, Texas

By Busby & Associates.

http://busby-lee.com/familylawblog
  • Feb 21

    Three Benefits of Establishing a Family Trust

    Three Benefits of Establishing a Family Trust
    MichaelThree Benefits of Establishing a Family Trust  Let’s take a moment to discuss your circumstances. You have a family business or considerable assets, and want to provide for your family while protecting your assets and saving…
  • Feb 8

    Duis And The Importance Of Getting A DUI Attorney DUI Charges How To Deal With It

    Duis And The Importance Of Getting A DUI Attorney DUI Charges How To Deal With It
    Michael BusbyDuis And The Importance Of Getting A DUI Attorney DUI Charges How To Deal With It When it comes to DUI charges, it’s very difficult to deal with it in the court. Furthermore, it’s a long and time-consuming process.…
  • Feb 7

    Breadwinner Wives 5 Tips For A Happy Marriage

    Breadwinner Wives 5 Tips For A Happy Marriage
    Guest AuthorBreadwinner Wives 5 Tips For A Happy Marriage The New York Times reported in May of this year: “Four in 10 American households with children under age 18 now include a mother who is either the sole or primary earner for her…
Rank this Week: 3427

Massachusetts Divorce Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law and divorce. By Gabriel Cheong.

http://gabrielcheonglaw.com
  • Feb 17

    This Blog Has Moved

    This Blog Has Moved
    I’ve been posting on this blog since 2007 when I first started and I’m very proud of it. Because I want to consolidate my websites, this blog and all its posts have been moved to my main website.  For future updates to this…
  • Oct 30

    How can I modify my child custody or parenting/visitation plan?

    How can I modify my child custody or parenting/visitation plan?
    In order to modify a current order of custody or a parenting plan that’s in place, you have to start a separate action with the Probate and Family Court called a Complaint for Modification.  Before considering filing such an…
  • Oct 12

    Why should you have an attorney from the start?

    Why should you have an attorney from the start?
    I get a lot of calls from people who want to hire us after they have already filed a case themselves.  In many of these cases, they’ve already tried to navigate the court system for a while and they’re now contacting an…
Rank this Week: 1356

Tennessee Collaborative Divorce…

Tennessee Collaborative Divorce Blog

Covers family law. By Papa & Roberts, PLLC.

http://www.tennesseecollaborativedivorceblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Jan 7

    The Role of the Collaborative Divorce Coach

    The Role of the Collaborative Divorce Coach
    There are typically three types of professionals (or “consultants”) who work with parties who choose to divorce using the collaborative divorce process: attorneys, financial neutrals, and mental health professionals (typically…
  • Dec 17

    Holiday Scheduling in Collaborative Divorce

    Holiday Scheduling in Collaborative Divorce
    Holidays and holiday schedules are hectic for most everyone, but they can be particularly difficult to navigate for divorced parents and their children.  Too often, much of the negotiation around Parenting Plans has the parties using…
Rank this Week: 1879

Uncontested Divorce in Illinois

Uncontested Divorce in Illinois

By David Wolkowitz.

http://uncontesteddivorceinillinois.com/
  • Feb 17

    5 Tips: Quick Divorce in Illinoi

    5 Tips: Quick Divorce in Illinoi
    “How do I get a quick divorce in Illinois?” As an uncontested divorce lawyer in Illinois, that’s one of the most common questions I get. It doesn’t matter if the person is from Chicago, or the Illinois counties of…
  • Feb 15

    How long does it take to get divorced in Illinois?

    How long does it take to get divorced in Illinois?
    If there’s one question I get more than most others, it’s “How long does it take to get divorced in Illinois?” What’s the quickest way I could get divorced? This site is clearly about uncontested divorce in…
  • Feb 9

    Divorce: Quick and Affordable

    Divorce: Quick and Affordable
    Getting an uncontested divorce can be quick and affordable. And you can use a lawyer. Let me elaborate. Quick Uncontested divorce is quick because it is by agreement. Fighting in court can take a long time. For example, even the most simple…
Rank this Week: 1737

King Law Offices Blog

King Law Offices Blog

Discusses traffic matters, family law, criminal law, wills and estate planning and personal injury law as it relates to North Carolina and South Carolina.

http://kinglawoffices.com/blog/
  • Feb 14

    Unavoidable Accident

    Unavoidable Accident
    The law of negligence makes a defendant not liable for unavoidable or inevitable accident even when he/she has used less than due care.  An unavoidable accident is an incident that was not intended and which, under all the circumstances,…
  • Feb 1

    Gaining Custody From Biological Parents Who Don’t Want to Relinquish Their Parental Right

    Gaining Custody From Biological Parents Who Don’t Want to Relinquish Their Parental Right
    When “fit” biological parents do not want to relinquish their parental rights, it may be almost impossible to force them to.  “Under our statute G.S. 48-7, except as provided in G.S. 48-5 and G.S. 48-6, before a child…
  • Jan 31

    Employees’ Traveling and Workers’ Compensation

    Employees’ Traveling and Workers’ Compensation
    If an injury is an accident that arises out of and in the course of employment, it is compensable under the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act. The worker/claimant has the burden of proving the requirements. The injuries suffered…
Rank this Week: 1814

GTH Estate Planning Blog

GTH Estate Planning Blog

Covers Washington estate planning and family law issues. By Gordon Thomas Honeywell.

http://www.gthestateplanning.com/
  • Feb 13

    We have common-law marriage, right?

    We have common-law marriage, right?
    People tend to throw around the term "common-law marriage" to refer to couples who have lived together for a long time. The implication is that by living together, without getting the legal document, the spouses have acquired some rights in…
  • Feb 6

    Update your beneficiary designation

    Update your beneficiary designation
    When you get a new job, you have to fill out a lot of forms. There are a lot of choices to make. Often, one of those is picking a beneficiary designation for your 401(k). Or perhaps years ago you started a retirement account with a lovely…
  • Jan 30

    Estate planning in your 20s and 30

    Estate planning in your 20s and 30
    Most people in their first few decades don't have any estate planning done, and certainly don't have it at the top of their to-do list. But there are good reasons a person in their 20s or 30s should consider putting their intentions in…
Rank this Week: 2728

Family Law Insights

Family Law Insights

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

http://www.knclawfirm.com/category/blog/family-law/
  • Feb 6

    The Rewards of Practicing Family Law in Atlanta

    The Rewards of Practicing Family Law in Atlanta
    by: Jeff Cleghorn One of the most rewarding benefits of practicing family law is helping clients through some of their most difficult times.  Family law, which can encompass divorce, child…The post The Rewards of Practicing Family…
  • Sep 16

    Atlanta Child Custody Lawyer

    Atlanta Child Custody Lawyer
    Experienced Child Custody Attorney Atlanta, GA If you’re searching for a child custody attorney in Atlanta, you’ve come to the right place. Indeed, after decades of practicing Georgia divorce and …The post Atlanta…
  • Sep 16

    Atlanta Contested Divorce Litigation Attorney

    Atlanta Contested Divorce Litigation Attorney
    Atlanta Divorce Litigation Attorneys Divorces are sensitive matters. Division of assets and alimony – these things can become a real stressor and make a real and lasting impact on your…The post Atlanta Contested Divorce…
Rank this Week: 1748

Georgia Family Law Blog

Georgia Family Law Blog

Discusses various aspects of family law in Georgia. By Lunn Law LLC.

http://attorneytiffanyrlunnblog.com/
  • Feb 3

    Fayette County Office Location

    Fayette County Office Location
    Lunn Law LLC and Attorney Tiffany Lunn have opened a new office location at 110 Habersham Drive Fayetteville Ga 30214.  Lunn Law LLC’s Fayette County location was opened so that our law office could better assist those…
  • Oct 20

    Name Change Via Marriage License: Georgia DMV Says “No” to Same-Sex Couple

    Name Change Via Marriage License: Georgia DMV Says “No” to Same-Sex Couple
    Same sex couples are running into problems in states such as Georgia that do not recognize same-sex marriage.  Couples are finding that they can’t even get their name change with their marriage license from another state through…
  • Aug 18

    Temporary Protective Orders in Georgia

    Temporary Protective Orders in Georgia
    Attorney Tiffany Lunn represents both alleged victims and alleged victimizers regarding Temporary Protective Orders.  Both parties must be diligent in taking action if abuse is alleged.  All alleged victims are not victims and all…
Rank this Week: 4518

bloody relations

bloody relations

Covers UK family law.

http://bloodyrelations.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 2

    A Philosophy of Family Law Part V

    A Philosophy of Family Law Part V
    In the heat of the moment eg with the late back from contact situation - it is very tempting just to get angry - the other person is wrong - they broke the agreement to bring the child back at 5 so you are entitled to be angry. But does it…
  • Feb 1

    A Philosophy of Family Law Part IV

    A Philosophy of Family Law Part IV
    Ask yourself some questions: What is it that is not working in this situation? What am I always complaining about? What can I be responsible for? How does the situation occur for the other person / people? How do they see it? What's…
  • Jan 31

    A Philosophy of Family Law Part III

    A Philosophy of Family Law Part III
    First listen to yourself as you have conversations with your friends and work colleagues about life in generally and particularly listen for the times when you use the words always or never or similarly general words. Or when you start…
Rank this Week: 1026

New York Divorce Lawyer Blog

New York Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers New York divorce and family law issues. By David Centeno.

https://nyuncontesteddivorceattorney.com/blog/
  • Jan 31

    NY Same Sex Marriage – A Divorce Booby Trap for Out-of-State Resident

    NY Same Sex Marriage – A Divorce Booby Trap for Out-of-State Resident
    I get calls on a daily basis from people across the United States who all made the same mistake.  They came from their home states to New York to marry their same sex partner, but now when their marriage is not working out they’re…
  • Sep 5

    Attorney David Centeno Selected to be Huffington Post Contributor

    Attorney David Centeno Selected to be Huffington Post Contributor
    I am proud to announce that I have been selected to write for the Huffington Post as an expert on New York divorce and family law issues.  It is a true honor to have been selected, as I have always admired HuffPost. You can find my first…
  • May 6

    A New Era?

    A New Era?
    Could this be the dawn of the new civil divorce? Last Friday Gov. Jay Inslee signed the Uniform Collaborative Law Act which allows couples to agree on the terms of their divorce without going to court at all. This act can save many couples…
Rank this Week: 2097

James M. Burns Blog

James M. Burns Blog

Covers criminal defense and family law in Florida.

http://pensacoladefenselawyer.com/blog
  • Jan 31

    Doctor Accused of Sex Crime: Does He Have a Chance?

    Doctor Accused of Sex Crime: Does He Have a Chance?
    By Evan-Amos (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons As a doctor, you have a responsibility to care for patients’ health. At times, you can get close to patients because you’ve dealt with their medical issues for a long…
  • Jan 21

    What It Means to Be in Possession of Drug

    What It Means to Be in Possession of Drug
    By Alkivar at en.wikipedia. Later version(s) were uploaded by DarkEvil at en.wikipedia. (Transferred from en.wikipedia) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons You are in possession of drugs when you are just holding onto them, which means you…
  • Jan 17

    A Drug Trafficker Fighting Superhero Makes His Debut in El Peso Hero

    A Drug Trafficker Fighting Superhero Makes His Debut in El Peso Hero
    Not your ordinary superhero, El Peso Hero, has a significant job to do.  This time around, the bad guys aren’t some masked villains plotting their way to world domination.  Instead, they’re the real life criminals-the…
Rank this Week: 2060

Our Family Wizard Blog

Our Family Wizard Blog

Focuses on ideas that could reduce conflict, improve communication, protect children and help move families forward.

http://www.ourfamilywizard.com/ofw/index.cfm/blog/
  • Jan 29

    How to Handle a Child's Healthcare after Divorce

    How to Handle a Child's Healthcare after Divorce
    Although each state has its own set of rules unique to the custody and care of children, all states require divorced parents to provide adequate financial support for their children. And although the calculation of what amounts to adequate…
  • Jan 23

    Parenting After Divorce With a Difficult Co-Parent

    Parenting After Divorce With a Difficult Co-Parent
    Divorce is always more of a challenge for parents.  It is possible to be amicable and supportive in co-parenting when both parents can agree on basic parenting principles.  On the other hand, when the divorce ends on a hostile note,…
  • Jan 16

    Mobile Shared Parenting with the OFW App

    Mobile Shared Parenting with the OFW App
    When you and your family are always on the move, your important family agenda and information needs to stay up to date and accessible.  Mobile shared parenting tools, like the OurFamilyWizard app, give parents the ability to create and…
Rank this Week: 4491

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 22

    Modification of Child Custody and Visitation in Maryland

    Modification of Child Custody and Visitation in Maryland
    Once the court makes a child custody and visitation determination, the arrangement is very difficult to modify. Under Maryland law, a parent who wishes to modify a court order regarding custody and visitation must meet the heavy burden of…
  • Jul 18

    Housing Finance Reform: Government Reinventing the Wheel Rather Than Sticking With What Worked

    Housing Finance Reform: Government Reinventing the Wheel Rather Than Sticking With What Worked
    Housing finance reform has been at the center of debates on how to ensure a stable economy since the Great Depression. Recently, in light of the 2007 economic crisis, lawmakers introduced a new bill in the Senate to address reforms. The bill…
  • Feb 5

    Step out of financial mess by taking effective step

    Step out of financial mess by taking effective step
    The New Year is a great time to start afresh economically if you have been through any financial struggle in the previous year. The most common unlucky financial phases are bankruptcy, divorce or foreclosure. Big personal debts can also be a…
Rank this Week: 3371

Wisconsin Family Lawyer Blog

Wisconsin Family Lawyer Blog

Covers child placement, property division and other family law issues. By Wessel, Lehker & Fumelle Inc.

http://www.wisconsinfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 17

    Termination of Child Support in Wisconsin When a Child Reaches Adulthood

    Termination of Child Support in Wisconsin When a Child Reaches Adulthood
    In Wisconsin, parents have an obligation to support their child financially until the child is 18 years old. This support obligation can extend to age 19 if the child is in high school ("pursuing an accredited course of instruction leading to…
  • Nov 15

    ENFORCEMENT OF PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENTS IN WISCONSIN: PROVISIONS REGARDING DIVISION OF PROPERTY UPON DIVORCE

    ENFORCEMENT OF PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENTS IN WISCONSIN: PROVISIONS REGARDING DIVISION OF PROPERTY UPON DIVORCE
    Maybe you entered a marital property agreement (prenup) prior to your marriage, and now that you are contemplating divorce, you assume there is no point in discussing division of property because the prenup's provisions will control. Or maybe…
  • Mar 25

    MORE ON CONCEALING INCOME

    MORE ON CONCEALING INCOME
    Late last year we blogged about our continuing efforts to uncover accurate income information for former spouses/partners despite their efforts to conceal their income or assets. The February 2013 Newsletter from Tracy Coenen and Sequence…
Rank this Week: 4678

Cavers Law Blog

Cavers Law Blog

Covers collaborative law, divorce, family law and marriage. By J. Shannon Cavers.

http://caverslaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 13

    Divorce Corp. – Documentary Decoded Part 4: Courts Create Conflict?

    Divorce Corp. – Documentary Decoded Part 4: Courts Create Conflict?
    I take issue with many things said in the Divorce Corp. documentary, and my focus for today’s post is the statement “The court System is designed to create conflict.”  To the contrary, the court system is where…
  • Jan 12

    Divorce Corp. – Documentary Decoded Part 3: Texas Juries in Family Law

    Divorce Corp. – Documentary Decoded Part 3: Texas Juries in Family Law
    After seeing Divorce Corp., I’m taking the opportunity to correct the impression that there are no juries in family law cases – only judges.  The documentary quotes Thomas Jefferson about the importance of juries: “It…
  • Jan 12

    Divorce Corp. – Documentary Decoded Part 2

    Divorce Corp. – Documentary Decoded Part 2
    I am proud of my work as a family attorney.  At seven years old I was subjected to the family law system.  At the end of the first custody go-round, I felt angry with my parents, their attorneys, and the judge.  My…
Rank this Week: 1103

The Divorce Collaborative

The Divorce Collaborative

Covers Massachusetts family law, divorce mediation and collaborative divorce. By Stephen F. McDonough.

http://www.divorcecollaborative.com
  • Jan 10

    The Initial Telephone Call to The Divorce Collaborative LLC

    The Initial Telephone Call to The Divorce Collaborative LLC
    I often remind our TDC team how difficult it can be for clients to make that first telephone call to our office.  The decision to speak with a Massachusetts divorce lawyer or divorce mediator is generally not made lightly.  We are…
  • Oct 27

    Massachusetts Mandatory Parent Education Program For Divorcing Parents With Minor Children

    Massachusetts Mandatory Parent Education Program For Divorcing Parents With Minor Children
    By Massachusetts Divorce Lawyer and Divorce Mediator Colleen E. Cunnally, Esq.  Divorcing couples are usually most concerned about their children.  How will my children adjust to the change in our family structure?  How will I…
  • Jun 26

    Massachusetts Family Law Attorney Attends AFCC Conference in LA

    Massachusetts Family Law Attorney Attends AFCC Conference in LA
      I recently attended a family law conference hosted by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) in Los Angeles, CA.  As a practicing Massachusetts divorce attorney and divorce mediator, I think it is important to…
Rank this Week: 4407

Chicago Family Lawyer Blog

Chicago Family Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, child support and prenuptial agreements. By Janet Rubel.

http://www.chicagofamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 10

    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND ORDERS OF PROTECTION IN ILLINOIS

    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND ORDERS OF PROTECTION IN ILLINOIS
    Violence directed at a family member, domestic partner or boyfriend/girlfriend is very common. The news features murder/suicides, beatings and stalking accounts all too frequently. This is a serious problem in our society. Domestic…
  • Aug 5

    Simon Cowell's Love Triangle: Who is Your Daddy?

    Simon Cowell's Love Triangle: Who is Your Daddy?
    Simon Cowell, the rich and well-known show business figure, is embroiled in a scandalous love triangle with his former best friend's wife. This is complicated! The wife is pregnant with Simon's child, conceived while she was married to her…
  • Feb 21

    Appeals in Family Law Cases: ILLNOIS Child Support, Custody, Property Division and Maintenance

    Appeals in Family Law Cases: ILLNOIS Child Support, Custody, Property Division and Maintenance
    When can a judge's order be appealed? The answer is: it depends. Most cases require that a final order has been entered and that it is one which is appealable. Some cases, particularly those involving the welfare of children, are…
Rank this Week: 3649