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Family Law Guy

Family Law Guy

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

http://familylawguy.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 7

    Vaccination, Parents' Rights, and Child Custody

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

    Pet Custody? What's The Standard?

    Pet Custody? What's The Standard?
    Recent changes in the California version of the Domestic Violence Prevention Act now permit a judge making a restraining order, to make an order for "... the exclusive care, possession, or control of any animal owned, possessed, leased,…
  • Nov 19

    Spend More Time talking About The Relationship, and Less Money on the Ring, the Wedding (and the Divorce?)

    Spend More Time talking About The Relationship, and Less Money on the Ring, the Wedding (and the Divorce?)
    An Emory University study suggests that there is an inverse correlation between the amount a couple spends on the engagement ring and the wedding, and the chance that the marriage will last.  I have my own theories about why this correlation…
Rank this Week: 4277

Charlotte Divorce Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers North Carolina divorce, child custody and child support issues. By Arnold & Smith.

http://www.charlottedivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 7

    New York judge allows service of lawsuit via Facebook

    New York judge allows service of lawsuit via Facebook
    Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “How long does getting a divorce take?”   “I’ll sue you!” How many times have you heard that? Not often, I hope, but what if the person who…
  • Apr 2

    Careful consideration necessary when property awards involve stock

    Careful consideration necessary when property awards involve stock
    Charlotte Divorce Attorney Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question ” Are overtime, bonuses, and commissions included in calculating child support?”   Contested divorces, in and of themselves, can be…
  • Mar 31

    Holding on for the kids’ sake is not always the olive branch it appears to be

    Holding on for the kids’ sake is not always the olive branch it appears to be
    Charlotte Divorce Attorney Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “What does uncontested divorce mean?”   How many couples have stuck it out through the years for their children’s sake?…
Rank this Week: 4611

Chicago Divorce Attorney

Chicago Divorce Attorney

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

http://wolkowitz.com/chicago-divorce-illinois-family-law-blog
  • Apr 6

    FAQ: Financial Disclosure, Interrogatories and Requests to Produce

    FAQ: Financial Disclosure, Interrogatories and Requests to Produce
    When a divorce in Illinois is litigated, each side has the right to certain information. The process of acquiring that information is called “discovery.” Another way to put it is that discovery is the evidence-gathering…
  • Apr 3

    Divorce Tip: Hire a black lawyer

    Divorce Tip: Hire a black lawyer
    If you want to get divorced in Illinois, then you might be searching the internet for tips on getting divorced. Your divorce might involve child custody, division of assets, and spousal maintenance (alimony). And of course, you want a good…
  • Feb 21

    Divorce Lawyer Scared of Trial?

    Divorce Lawyer Scared of Trial?
    If you are getting a divorce in Illinois, you don’t want a lawyer who is scared of trial. The concept seems funny, doesn’t it? But in Chicago, and other parts of Cook, Lake, and DuPage counties, many lawyers are scared of trial.…
Rank this Week: 3151

Missouri Divorce and Family Law…

Missouri Divorce and Family Law Blog

Covers alimony/maintenance, bankruptcy, child support, custody and visitation, divorce, paternity, property division and taxes. By Mark Wortman.

http://familylaw.mwortmanlaw.com/
  • Apr 6

    Employer required to garnish child support

    Employer required to garnish child support
    Recent case: Employer is required by law to comply with child support wage garnishment orders from the Family Support Division The employer of a father ordered to pay child support appeals the trial court’s judgments in favor of the…
  • Feb 22

    Attorney fee expenses cannot be considered part of reasonable monthly expenses in maintenance modification

    Attorney fee expenses cannot be considered part of reasonable monthly expenses in maintenance modification
    Recent case: Attorney fees are not a substantial and continuing change in circumstances that supports a modification of maintenance, especially when the fees are for the modification case. Husband appeals the judgment modifying the divorce…
  • Feb 1

    10 facts about divorce that every divorcing parent should consider

    10 facts about divorce that every divorcing parent should consider
    The following points are from a recent article on today.com, published by a divorce mediator.  If you are in the middle of a divorce or contemplating a divorce in Missouri, these are all excellent points to think about. 10 facts about…
Rank this Week: 2506

Real Divorce Mediation Blog

Real Divorce Mediation Blog

By Whole Mediation & Consulting Services P.C.

http://wholemediation.com/category/real-divorce-mediation/
  • Apr 6

    Post Divorce Mediation

    Post Divorce Mediation
    Divorce is not an end-all situation. Life brings many changes, situations often arise involving your former spouse that will need to be addressed long after the papers have been signed. With all the factors that connect a couple when they are…
  • Feb 24

    Divorce Mediation Can Help During Tax Season

    Divorce Mediation Can Help During Tax Season
    Along with the many other difficulties involved in a divorce, tax season can be an especially tricky time. Although taxes are probably the last thing on your mind when divorcing, the issues involved will have an impact on your tax return as…
  • Jan 28

    The Divorce Mediator and Attorney Team

    The Divorce Mediator and Attorney Team
    Video Series Part 3 Divorce: Mediator and Attorney Team from Cimira Studios on Vimeo. A common misconception in divorce mediation is that if you’re using a mediator, you don’t need an attorney; for some couples that may be true.…
Rank this Week: 2154

Kevin Hickey Law Blog

Kevin Hickey Law Blog

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

http://kevinhickeylaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 5

    “Your Friend Did What?!?!?!”

    “Your Friend Did What?!?!?!”
    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!                  All of the quotes above resonated with me recently.  Interestingly, there is a great…
  • Feb 24

    SC Foster Care System Rife With Decades-Old Deficiencies, Alleges Recently Filed Class Action Complaint

    SC Foster Care System Rife With Decades-Old Deficiencies, Alleges Recently Filed Class Action Complaint
    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!According to a recently-filed class action lawsuit, South Carolina’s foster care system has a lot to answer for — and the complaint, filed on behalf…
  • Nov 10

    Would You Serve Where You Were Hated?

    Would You Serve Where You Were Hated?
    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!One of the most complicated aspects of the U.S’s foreign policy in the ‘50s and ‘60s had to do with its uber enemy of the time – the…
Rank this Week: 1247

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
  • 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…
  • Mar 16

    Mediation, Divorce Agreements, and Fraud

    Mediation, Divorce Agreements, and Fraud
    Some people try to get away with being sneaky. Sometimes that mentality goes so far as to be deceptive in dealing with other people. This happens a lot (too much) in divorce cases. It is not uncommon for the husband Read More
Rank this Week: 4661

Tampa Divorce and Family Law

Tampa Divorce and Family Law

Covers Florida divorce and family law issues. By The Law Office of William S. Foley, P.A.

http://familylaw.tumblr.com/
  • Apr 4

    Do you need a divorce lawyer in Florida? Do you live out of...

    Do you need a divorce lawyer in Florida? Do you live out of...
    Do you need a divorce lawyer in Florida? Do you live out of state, but need a Florida Divorce Lawyer? We can help you out with that.
  • Apr 4

    What is a collaborative divorce participation agreement?

    What is a collaborative divorce participation agreement?
    What is a collaborative divorce participation agreement? When the whole team is on board for a collaborative divorce (husband and wife, attorneys for each, financial expert, mental health expert and any other experts necessary for resolution)…
  • Apr 4

    Do I need an attorney for a prenuptial agreement?

    Do I need an attorney for a prenuptial agreement?
    Why do I need an attorney for a prenup?Do I need an attorney for a prenuptial agreement? Can’t we just do it ourselves? Simple answer —> NO You should NOT do it on your own. That is something the court is always looking at. In…
Rank this Week: 4602

Baum Law Offices

Baum Law Offices

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

http://baumlawoffices.com/blog/
  • Apr 4

    Maryland Self Defense Law FAQ

    Maryland Self Defense Law FAQ
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - Law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland. This blog post is meant to shed some light on the Maryland self defense law. By self defense, I…
  • Nov 4

    Maryland Peace Order and Protective Order Defense

    Maryland Peace Order and Protective Order Defense
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - Law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland. As of October 1, 2014, it became much easier to get a final peace order or a final protective…
  • Nov 4

    Maryland Peace Order and Protective Order Defense

    Maryland Peace Order and Protective Order Defense
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - Law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland.As of October 1, 2014, it became much easier to get a final peace order or a final protective…
Rank this Week: 2892

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

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

    Putting a face to the “plain language” debate

    Putting a face to the “plain language” debate
    Lawyers should be servants. This is never easy. In fact, it’s usually pretty hard. The billed hour and the adversarial system and the looming cloud of malpractice does not naturally encourage us to be “others-centered.” We…
  • Feb 13

    Covenant Marriage Interview on KARK 4

    Covenant Marriage Interview on KARK 4
    Here’s the actual news story, which I talked about here:   And here is some additional interview footage. Some is awkward, some is good, I think. The post Covenant Marriage Interview on KARK 4 appeared first on Wilson &…
  • Feb 12

    On Covenant Marriage

    On Covenant Marriage
    I wrote a post in April of last year about Covenant Marriage; my thoughts have not changed significantly. You can find it here. Bob Clausen of Channel 4 recently chose to do a special on Covenant Marriage and, having found my post, decided to…
Rank this Week: 1871

Mississippi Family Lawyer Blog

Mississippi Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.mississippifamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 2

    Home Sweet Home: Who Gets the Marital Residence in a Mississippi Divorce?

    Home Sweet Home: Who Gets the Marital Residence in a Mississippi Divorce?
    Who gets the house? This is the million dollar question I get from many of my clients. Simply put, the answer to who gets the marital home in a Mississippi divorce is not always an easy answer. The marital home or residence is often the…
  • Mar 24

    You Snooze You Lose: Do Not Wait to Enforce or Collect on Divorce Judgment

    You Snooze You Lose: Do Not Wait to Enforce or Collect on Divorce Judgment
    Do not "sit" on your right to enforce or collect on a divorce judgment. Let me repeat that: DO NOT wait too long to enforce a divorce judgment or any incorporated alimony, property settlement, or child support judgment. I give this counsel…
  • Mar 2

    Awarding Attorney's Fees in Mississippi Divorce

    Awarding Attorney's Fees in Mississippi Divorce
    One of the most frequently asked questions I have received in my years of divorce practice is "how much is this divorce going to cost me?" This is a fair question, but a tough one to answer. In Mississippi, divorce is neither easy nor free.…
Rank this Week: 3754

Uncontested Divorce in Illinois

Uncontested Divorce in Illinois

By David Wolkowitz.

http://uncontesteddivorceinillinois.com/
  • Apr 2

    FAQ: Rolling Meadows Divorce

    FAQ: Rolling Meadows Divorce
    If you are looking for a quick and affordable divorce in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, there are a couple things you should know. I’m a Rolling Meadows divorce lawyer, and I wrote this FAQ on Rolling Meadows uncontested divorce to shed…
  • Mar 1

    Spouse won’t agree to divorce? Introduce reality!

    Spouse won’t agree to divorce? Introduce reality!
    If you want a fast and affordable divorce in Illinois, then an uncontested divorce is for you. But what if your spouse won’t agree? Whether you live in Cook, DuPage, or Lake county, you need the agreement of your husband or wife to get…
  • Dec 27

    FAQ: Flat-fee uncontested divorce in Illinoi

    FAQ: Flat-fee uncontested divorce in Illinoi
    Do you want to pay a flat fee for a lawyer to represent you in an uncontested divorce in Illinois? You’ve found the right place, and you can call 224-300-0529 to get started now. Or, check out this article to learn more about an…
Rank this Week: 2860

Divorce and Family Law in Tarrant…

Divorce and Family Law in Tarrant County, Texas

Discusses family law and divorce issues. By Dick Price.

http://dick-price.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    April 1st -- Summer Possession Notice Deadline -- No Fooling!

    April 1st -- Summer Possession Notice Deadline -- No Fooling!
    A Reminder and Word of Warning: In Texas, the standard possession schedule has a provision that the parent who is given the right to have the children for up to 30 days in the summer must notify the other parent of the dates when he or she…
  • Mar 1

    Why is it Taking so Long?

    Why is it Taking so Long?
    There's more to a divorce than the start and finish.In many divorces, one party is much readier to finish the process than the spouse is.  Usually, that party has been thinking about and planning for the divorce quietly for a long time.…
  • Jan 1

    New Year. New Start.

    New Year. New Start.
    With a new year upon us, you may be deciding to take charge of your life.  You may be in a marriage that you know is going nowhere and which is slowly draining you of your energy and happiness.Even with that realization, change can be…
Rank this Week: 1784

New York Divorce Attorney Blog

New York Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By Ingrid Gherman.

http://www.newyorkdivorceattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2261

Family Law Matters

Family Law Matters

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

http://www.justdivorce.co.uk/blog/
  • Mar 30

    GET THAT CLEAN BREAK ORDER – OR ELSE!

    GET THAT CLEAN BREAK ORDER – OR ELSE!
    the supreme court in wyatt and vince confirms that a claim for financial orders can be made many years after the divorce. solicitor bryan reed explains what to do about it. Continue reading →
  • Mar 3

    MORE STREAMLINING FOR THE FAMILY COURT

    MORE STREAMLINING FOR THE FAMILY COURT
    bryan reed explains the advent of designated divorce centres as part of the continuing reform of the family court. Continue reading →
  • Feb 10

    CRABBY JUDGES NOT VIRTUAL (NOR VIRTUOUS)

    CRABBY JUDGES NOT VIRTUAL (NOR VIRTUOUS)
    avoid potential exposure to crabby judges in court by using the online divorce services provided by justdivorce.co.uk. Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 1884

Maryland Divorce Lawyer Blog

Maryland Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law with a focus on divorce on Maryland. By Anthony A. Fatemi, LLC.

http://www.marylanddivorcelawyer-blog.com/
  • Mar 30

    Maryland Senator Sponsors Bill To Amend Divorce Law

    Maryland Senator Sponsors Bill To Amend Divorce Law
    A common complaint among couples going through a divorce proceeding is the length of time it often takes to resolve and obtain a judgment of absolute divorce. One of the most common causes of a drawn-out process is inherent in the nature of a…
  • Mar 16

    Maryland Legislators Introduce Bill Addressing “de facto” Parental Statu

    Maryland Legislators Introduce Bill Addressing “de facto” Parental Statu
    Many family law cases, such as a divorce or separation proceeding, involve child custody and visitation issues. When the divorcing spouses are the biological or adoptive parents of the children involved, Maryland law provides ample…
  • Mar 2

    Maryland Court Addresses Immigration Status of Child in Divorce and Custody Proceeding

    Maryland Court Addresses Immigration Status of Child in Divorce and Custody Proceeding
    When a married couple decides to go forward with a divorce, there will undoubtedly be many tough issues to address and resolve before the proceeding is over. Many spouses often choose to put off filing for a divorce, due to the emotional and…
Rank this Week: 2782

Harris Firm Blog

Harris Firm Blog

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

http://www.theharrisfirmllc.com/harrisfirmblog/
  • Mar 29

    Answer in Divorce

    Answer in Divorce
    What is the Answer in a Divorce? A divorce is a civil lawsuit filed by one spouse against the other, with the filing spouse requesting certain things from the court. The spouse that files the divorce is called the Plaintiff, and they initiate…
  • Mar 8

    Paternity in Divorce

    Paternity in Divorce
    Paternity in Divorce Sometimes a couple may become separated for years and not file for divorce, existing in separate households, even forming new relationships. If a child is born during such a separation, it is still considered a child of…
  • Feb 26

    Rule Nisi Petition

    Rule Nisi Petition
    Contempt and Rule Nisi Petitions If you and your spouse did not reach an agreement in your divorce, and a judge decided your contested issues for you at trial, then the divorce decree should state the judge’s decision concerning such…
Rank this Week: 1904

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: 3846

Rochester Family Lawyer Blog

Rochester Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://rochesterfamilylawyer.korotkinlaw.com
  • Mar 28

    Enforcement of Payment Obligations Pursuant to Judgment of Divorce

    Enforcement of Payment Obligations Pursuant to Judgment of Divorce
    One of the issues that occurs in cases where a party is ordered to make spousal maintenance or child support after the judgment of divorce is entered, is that party may fail to make such payments. This brings up a question of what remedy…
  • Mar 1

    Enforceability of Prenuptial Agreement

    Enforceability of Prenuptial Agreement
    Prenuptial agreements can be used to resolve issues related to spousal maintenance, equitable distribution, and other issues that may come up in the event the parties decide to divorce. While I have previously written about different issues…
  • Feb 8

    Constructive Emancipation and the Child’s Conduct

    Constructive Emancipation and the Child’s Conduct
    I have previously written about constructive emancipation issue and also addresses some of the applicable law in another post.  Generally, a child can become emancipated through his actions when the child either refuses to have…
Rank this Week: 4373

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

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

http://massfamilylawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 28

    Death and Facebook. The Legacy Feature.

    Death and Facebook. The Legacy Feature.
    A friend of mine died and his wife posted his death and funeral arrangements on his Facebook page. In this era of social media, Facebook is a natural and expected forum to notify friends and relatives of such information. Unfortunately, use…
  • Mar 15

    Civil remedies for spying with technology

    Civil remedies for spying with technology
    In the past I have blogged about using technology to spy on a spouse the potential consequences. I have written about criminal penalties, and civil lawsuits. A recent case, Tinory v. DePierre, Mass.App.Div. No. 14-ADMS-4022 (2015), involved…
  • Mar 8

    Can an out of state divorce decree be modified by a Massachusetts Court?

    Can an out of state divorce decree be modified by a Massachusetts Court?
    In a recent case, Cohen v. Cohen, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that Massachusetts had no jurisdiction to modify a California divorce decree to order college expenses and child support. This case is easily misunderstood as…
Rank this Week: 4670

Chicago Divorce & Family Law…

Chicago Divorce & Family Law Attorneys

By Anderson & Associates, P.C.

http://www.andersondivorcelawchicago.com/chicagodivorceattorney/
  • Mar 27

    Seeking Unpaid Child Support

    Seeking Unpaid Child Support
    After a child’s parents end their relationship, the court may order that the noncustodial parent make child support payments to the custodial parent. It does not matter if the parents are divorcing or if they were never married –…
  • Mar 26

    How to Talk to Your Child about Your Divorce

    How to Talk to Your Child about Your Divorce
     Divorce is a difficult topic to discuss with anybody, let alone your child. But if you are considering filing for divorce or you have already done so, you need to be clear with your child about the big changes that are going to…
  • Mar 25

    Child Removal: Moving Out of Illinois with a Child Custody Agreement – copyscape, sent 3/31

    Child Removal: Moving Out of Illinois with a Child Custody Agreement – copyscape, sent 3/31
    If you are thinking of moving out of state due to an improvement in employment, marriage, or to be near family, and have a custody agreement with the other parent of your child, you will need to get permission before moving. If you and the…
Rank this Week: 2231

Michigan Divorce Lawyers Blog

Michigan Divorce Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigandivorcelawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 27

    Getting divorced? Don't forget to change your estate plan.

    Getting divorced? Don't forget to change your estate plan.
    If you are in the process of obtaining a divorce, you are probably focused on getting on with your life. However, you also need to spend some time thinking about the important documents governing your death.
  • Mar 13

    Unpaid child support? We can help

    Unpaid child support? We can help
    How much does it cost the average parent to rear three children from birth to age 18? Some sources say $1 million. However, Anne Dias Griffin, who had three children with hedge fund billionaire Kenneth Griffin, thinks the number lands closer…
  • Feb 6

    Divorce Debt Strategie

    Divorce Debt Strategie
    Family debt as a percentage of disposable income has increased from 70 percent in 1980 to over 110 percent by 2011. With the rising amount of debt in American families, the need to plan for the division of these debts has become a major focus…
Rank this Week: 1572

Family Law Matters Blog

Family Law Matters Blog

Covers New York family law. By Deborah Hope Wayne.

http://www.familylawmatters-blog.com/
  • Mar 26

    Divorce and Estate Planning: Should Your Will and other Planning Documents be Changed after a Divorce?

    Divorce and Estate Planning: Should Your Will and other Planning Documents be Changed after a Divorce?
    After the divorce process is complete, a person can embark on a fresh start. As people recalibrate their new lives, they sometimes forget to tie up other loose ends that may have connections with the dissolved marriage. Estate planning is an…
  • Mar 5

    I've Decided I Want a Prenup - Now What?

    I've Decided I Want a Prenup - Now What?
    As I reviewed some of my previous blogs, I realized my next piece would be an important one because it is my 50th blog post! A while back, I set out to write and post quality pieces on different topics and issues within family law. Looking…
  • Feb 21

    Prenups 101: Back to Basics!

    Prenups 101: Back to Basics!
    After working on a variety prenups for all different types of clients over the years, I've realized that no matter the situation, everyone can benefit from some basic information on prenuptial agreements. I wanted to provide answers to some…
Rank this Week: 2752

Australian Divorce Blog

Australian Divorce Blog

Covers family law and divorce in Australia. By Stephen Page.

http://australiandivorce.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 17

    Impacts of domestic violence: Bryce taskforce

    Impacts of domestic violence: Bryce taskforce
    The Bryce task force set out the impacts of domestic and family violence:At the extreme end of domestic and family violence is homicide. The National Homicide Monitoring Program reported that, between 2010-11 and 2011-12, 39%, or…
  • Mar 16

    Defining domestic and family violence: Bryce report

    Defining domestic and family violence: Bryce report
    The Bryce report provides an excellent discussion of what is domestic violence and family violence:Domestic violence, also called intimate partner violence, occurs in a variety of forms including physical, emotional, and economic violence…
  • Mar 15

    The history of domestic violence reforms in Queensland: Bryce report

    The history of domestic violence reforms in Queensland: Bryce report
    Quentin Bryce's task force sets out a good history of how domestic violence has been tackled in Queensland (and Australia):Domestic violence is not new. It spans history, countries, and cultures, and has profound impacts on…
Rank this Week: 1611

Michael A. Meschino Blog

Michael A. Meschino Blog

Covers Illinois family law.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelaw.org/blog/
  • Mar 16

    When you ask for sole custody in an Illinois divorce

    When you ask for sole custody in an Illinois divorce
    Decisions regarding children are often the most emotionally-charged during a divorce. Parents have to face the possibility that they may have less time to spend with their children than they are comfortable with. Family lawyers in Chicago…
  • Mar 13

    Who should pay for day-care expenses?

    Who should pay for day-care expenses?
    Raising a child can be very expensive, and doing so on one salary can be even more of a challenge. For divorced parents in Illinois, determining how to arrange childcare may create additional expenses that a custodial parent is unable to…
  • Mar 11

    A verbal agreement with a soon-to-be ex isn’t worth the paper it’s written on

    A verbal agreement with a soon-to-be ex isn’t worth the paper it’s written on
    Going through a divorce in Illinois can be expensive and stressful. This may lead some couples to decide that they would rather attempt to simplify the process by making verbal agreements in order to avoid courtroom battles. A divorce lawyer…
Rank this Week: 2310

Massachusetts Criminal Law Blog

Massachusetts Criminal Law Blog

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

http://www.massachusettscriminallawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2300

Divorce Online Blog

Divorce Online Blog

News about divorce and family law.

http://www.divorce-online.co.uk/blog/
  • Mar 16

    Online divorce services are performing better than high street solicitor

    Online divorce services are performing better than high street solicitor
    In a recent speech to The Modern law Conference, Sir Michael Pitt, The Chairman of the Legal Services Board, The super regulator for legal services in England and Wales, referred to nearly completed research that people who chose to…
  • Jan 15

    if you are working but poor forget getting a divorce

    if you are working but poor forget getting a divorce
    Getting married costs thousands of pounds, yet when it comes to ending a marriage, people are shocked when they find they have to shell out to end the marriage and do not want to pay for it. The court filing… The post if you are…
  • Nov 17

    One in thirty divorcees admit to sleeping with their ex

    One in thirty divorcees admit to sleeping with their ex
    One in five divorcees in England and Wales wish they had never got divorced from their ex and 1 in 30 admit to having slept with their ex after the divorce had been finalised according to a  study of 2,500… The post One in thirty…
Rank this Week: 2496

Texas Family Lawyers

Texas Family Lawyers

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

http://texasfamilylawyers.wordpress.com/
  • Mar 12

    How to Change Court-Ordered Spousal Maintenance

    How to Change Court-Ordered Spousal Maintenance
    In Texas, courts CAN order one party to pay another spousal maintenance, even if courts do not often choose this option.  If a party IS ordered to pay spousal maintenance, can they get it changed in the future? Yes, but there has to be a…
  • Oct 5

    International Parental Kidnapping – Yes, it’s real.

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

    Can False Abuse Allegations Affect Custody?

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

PA Family Law Blog

Covers divorce and child custody. By the Martin Law Firm.

http://www.jbmartinlaw.com/blogs/family-law/
  • Mar 11

    How is Marital Debt Divided During a Divorce in PA?

    How is Marital Debt Divided During a Divorce in PA?
    In many divorce cases, divorcing couples will have to go through the legal process of splitting up assets and debts. As explained in detail in a prior blog, every state handles this process differently. Some states are common law states that…
  • Mar 3

    How to Prepare an Effective Child Custody Agreement

    How to Prepare an Effective Child Custody Agreement
    Before finalizing your divorce, you and your spouse need to resolve issues and concerns regarding your children, typically including who will have custody of the children, custody schedules, and the amount of child and/or spousal support.…
  • Feb 17

    Pennsylvania Alimony: Adult Children and Minor Grandchildren

    Pennsylvania Alimony: Adult Children and Minor Grandchildren
    According to the Superior Court of Pennsylvania in the 2013 case of Donald Wagner, Jr. v. Suzanne E. Wagner, alimony may be awarded by a judge to provide a secondary remedy to either spouse when economic justice and the reasonable economic…
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Texas Family Law Blog

Texas Family Law Blog

Covers family law in Texas. By Hutton Law, PLLC.

http://www.austintexaslegal.com/Blog/
  • Mar 7

    A Public Child Abuse Registry?

    A Public Child Abuse Registry?
    A Michigan woman is on a mission to make a public registry to search for convicted of child abuse. Erica Hammel’s son Wyatt was severely injured and left disabled after his father’s then-girlfriend shook him. The girlfriend had…
  • Feb 25

    Risks of “Free-Range” Parenting

    Risks of “Free-Range” Parenting
    The Meitiv family in Montgomery County is being investigated for neglect of their children after allowing their 6 and 10 year old children walk home about a mile from the park to their home. What the parents call free-range parenting and…
  • Feb 21

    Paying Child Support for Someone Else’s Child?

    Paying Child Support for Someone Else’s Child?
    Michigan man Carnell Alexander owes the state $30k in child support for a child that is not his after his ex-girlfriend named him on state financial assistance forms in 1987. The state requires that a father be listed so that the state can…
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Divorce & Family Law Blog

Divorce & Family Law Blog

Offers advice for people dealing with divorce, legal separation and child custody issues. By Patrick Markey, P.C.

http://www.markeylaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 7

    New Maintence Statute in Illinoi

    New Maintence Statute in Illinoi
    As of January 1, 2015, Illinois has a completely new statute dealing with maintenance (formerly known as alimony and sometimes called spousal support). Never before have we had a statutory formula for how to calculate maintenance. The…
  • Nov 8

    Collaborative Divorce vs. Mediation

    Collaborative Divorce vs. Mediation
    Both mediation and collaborative divorce help couples sort through a variety of issues, including child custody, the division of property and debt, retirement benefits, child support and other matters in a way that’s designed to keep…
  • Apr 29

    Divorce Can Be a Trying Experience, Let Us Help

    Divorce Can Be a Trying Experience, Let Us Help
    Video of 3cxEcHhf0yI At the Law Offices of Patrick Markey, P.C., we strive to help our clients successfully navigate all facets of the legal separation and divorce process in Illinois, including property division and maintenance payments.…
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Houston Divorce Lawyer Blog

Houston Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers the divorce process. By Ramos Law Firm.

http://www.ramosfamilylaw.com/houstondivorceblog/
  • Mar 3

    How Does Immigration Status Affect Divorce Cases in Texas?

    How Does Immigration Status Affect Divorce Cases in Texas?
    The state of Texas and the Texas Family Code do not mandate that a person be a citizen of the United States to receive a divorce or pursue a custody case. The only residency requirement is that a person must have resided in the state of Texas…
  • Feb 25

    My ex has received a raise. Can I modify the child support amount?

    My ex has received a raise. Can I modify the child support amount?
    If there has been a material and substantial change in the circumstances of the child, three years since the last child support order and a difference in the month child support amount by either 20% or $100 from what is currently ordered,…
  • Jan 16

    Same Sex Marriage in Texas – A Look to the Future

    Same Sex Marriage in Texas – A Look to the Future
    Texas is currently one of twenty states in the United States which ban same-sex marriage via a constitutional amendment. In October 2014, the US Supreme Court let stand a ruling held by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals finding Utah’s…
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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 1

    Why to Consider Collaborative Law

    Why to Consider Collaborative Law
    Whether you are facing the start of a divorce or other family law matter, or you are already unhappily experiencing a litigated family law matter, you should be aware that there is a more peaceful, less stressful, more creative alternative to…
  • Feb 14

    Considering Reconciling?

    Considering Reconciling?
    This is kind of a chicken and egg situation.  Which came first, the possibility of reconciliation or choosing to use the Collaborative process?Some people choose to try a Collaborative approach to divorce because they want to keep open…
  • Sep 15

    Advantages of Using an Experienced Collaborative Law Attorney

    Advantages of Using an Experienced Collaborative Law Attorney
    There are getting to be a number of trained Collaborative Law attorneys in Texas and other places.  That's good because it gives clients more to choose from.  On the flip-side, it's sometimes hard for a party to figure out who to…
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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 1

    Intimate Partner Violence Report From CDC

    Intimate Partner Violence Report From CDC
    Here’s the CDC Report on Intimate Partner Violence that supports the statements I make about how prevalent female on male abuse is.   National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey
  • 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…
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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/
  • Feb 28

    COMMON LAW MARRIAGE: YOU DIDN’T OFFICIALLY SAY “I DO”, BUT DID YOU?

    COMMON LAW MARRIAGE: YOU DIDN’T OFFICIALLY SAY “I DO”, BUT DID YOU?
    By Christopher M. Nicolaysen Attorney At Law The Gasper Law Group, PLLC The State of Colorado recognizes marriages in two ways. The first way is getting married in such a way that you meet all of the statutory requirements for marriage. The…
  • Nov 10

    When Is a Civil Union Not a Marriage? When You’re Trying to Get Divorced!

    When Is a Civil Union Not a Marriage? When You’re Trying to Get Divorced!
    By Carrie E. Kelly Managing Attorney, Domestic Relations Division The Gasper Law Group, PLLC When Colorado began allowing same sex couples to enter into a civil union, there was a general attempt to extend similar benefits and protections to…
  • Sep 24

    Divorce – Child Support In Colorado

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

Lee's Divorce & Family Law Blog

Covers divorces in Alabama. By Lee Borden.

http://divorceinfo.com/blog
  • Feb 26

    Progress Report

    Progress Report
    The new site Divorceinfo.com is up and operating now. It has many little bumps and squeaks, which I’ll be ironing out in the next few days. Thanks for your patience with me!
  • Feb 24

    My Husband is On the Down-Low

    My Husband is On the Down-Low
    I had a question the other day from a woman married 29 years who is just now discovering that her husband is a homosexual. Now that he knows she knows, she thought his behaviors would stop, but they haven’t. He has a degenerative…
  • Feb 24

    Maryland Divorce FAQ’s – Miscellaneou

    Maryland Divorce FAQ’s – Miscellaneou
    This is about miscellaneous issues for divorce in Maryland, including residence requirements, grounds for divorce, common law marriage, annulment, legal separation, and any requirement for parent training in Maryland. This information is…
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Jackson White Family Law Blog

Jackson White Family Law Blog

Covers the workings of family law, including recent legal changes, hot topics and pressing issues in this legal industry.

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/arizona-family-law/blog/
  • Feb 26

    Bright Future Ahead for Couples Struggling to Have Children

    Bright Future Ahead for Couples Struggling to Have Children
    Cambridge University in England has been conducting research studies that offer hope to same-sex couples and couples struggling to conceive. They have taken steps towards creating artificial sperm and eggs. The study includes taking skin…
  • Oct 23

    Judge Tells Bethenny to Stop Wearing Children’s Pajama

    Judge Tells Bethenny to Stop Wearing Children’s Pajama
    The former “Real Housewives” star and husband Jason Hoppy are in the process of divorce. It seems the judge is not a fan of Bethenny Frankel or her Instagram. In fact the Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Ellen Gesmer told the star…
  • Oct 23

    Judge Tells Bethenny to Stop Wearing Children’s Pajama

    Judge Tells Bethenny to Stop Wearing Children’s Pajama
    The former “Real Housewives” star and husband Jason Hoppy are in the process of divorce. It seems the judge is not a fan of Bethenny Frankel or her Instagram. In fact the Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Ellen Gesmer told the star…
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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/
  • Feb 23

    Common Family Law Term

    Common Family Law Term
    For those who feel they may need a crash course in family law lingo, here are a few common family law terms.
  • Feb 11

    Getting Kids Talking to Their Parents About Divorce

    Getting Kids Talking to Their Parents About Divorce
    Parents talking with their kids about divorce is a healthy part of getting the whole family through the divorce process. 
  • Feb 10

    Talking to your kids about divorce

    Talking to your kids about divorce
    It can come as a great shock to kids that their mom and dad have decided to stop living together, and it’s hard for parents to know exactly how a child will take the news.
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Divorce Lawyer North Andover

Divorce Lawyer North Andover

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

http://northandovermafamilylawattorney.com/
  • Feb 20

    Interpreting the Alimony Reform Act: Surprising Development

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

    Vacating the Marital Home During the Divorce

    Vacating the Marital Home During the Divorce
    Divorce Lawyer North AndoverIt can be surprising for a divorce client to learn that both spouses in a divorce may reside in the marital home while the action is pending.  Many people mistakenly believe that once a divorce complaint is…
  • Dec 22

    Divorce and the Holiday

    Divorce and the Holiday
    Divorce Lawyer North AndoverThe holidays are here-and while it is typically a time of year that we all look forward to and enjoy celebrating with friends and family, it can also feel like a lonely season if you have gone (or are going)…
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NJ Family Issues

NJ Family Issues

Focuses on New Jersey divorce and estate planning. By Paul G. Kostro.

http://www.kostrolaw.com/NJFamilyIssues
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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/
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New Hampshire Family Law Blog

New Hampshire Family Law Blog

Information and insight for people struggling with divorce and family law matter. By Kysa M. Crusco of Crusco Law Office.

http://www.nhfamilylawblog.com/
  • Feb 10

    Lessons from the Superbowl on Co-Parenting

    Lessons from the Superbowl on Co-Parenting
    A court will look to many factors under RSA 461-A:6 when making an initial determination of parental rights and responsibilities. Provided that each parent is capable of providing a safe, loving home, one of the most important…
  • Jan 15

    Spenard: Voluntary Unemployment, Financial Affidavits and Post-Trial Evidence

    Spenard: Voluntary Unemployment, Financial Affidavits and Post-Trial Evidence
    In the Matter of Susan Spenard and David Spenard was decided on October 17, 2014 The Facts Husband and Wife married in 1998. During the marriage the Husband worked in real estate and owned several businesses and the Wife worked as an…
  • Jan 15

    Spenard: Voluntary Unemployment, Financial Affidavits and

    Spenard: Voluntary Unemployment, Financial Affidavits and
    In the Matter of Susan Spenard and David Spenard was decided on October 17, 2014 The Facts Husband and Wife married in 1998. During the marriage the Husband worked in real estate and owned several businesses and the Wife worked as an…
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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…
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Maryland Family Law

Maryland Family Law

Provides general information and commentary on child custody, support, divorce and separation, and visitation. By Heather Sunderman.

http://mdfamilylaw.typepad.com/sunderman/
  • Feb 6

    Divorce tips for women

    Divorce tips for women
    I was recently interviewed by Connie Donahue of Woman Around Town to give tips for women considering divorce. You can read the article here. I would appreciate any feedback you have. What advice has helped you in divorce or separation?
  • Jan 9

    Is your child's college savings account marital property?

    Is your child's college savings account marital property?
    Now that you and your spouse have created a college savings plan for your spouse, what would happen if you divorce or separate? In Maryland, marital property is determined by how the property was acquired, so if the account was...
  • Jan 8

    Saving for College

    Saving for College
    Is saving for college your New Year's Resolution? Most parents would agree that saving money for their child’s education is important, but the biggest challenge is taking the first step. One easy way to start is with a 529 account,...
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Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

Covers Massachusetts family and divorce law. By Nancy R. Van Tine.

http://www.massachusettsdivorcelawmonitor.com/
  • Feb 3

    3 Cases That Significantly Impact Alimony Law

    3 Cases That Significantly Impact Alimony Law
    Hi there, As promised, here is an in-depth explanation of the new decisions from the Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) on the Alimony Reform Act, by my talented and knowledgeable partner, Robin Lynch Nardone. Best, Nancy On January…
  • Jan 30

    Breaking News on Alimony Law!

    Breaking News on Alimony Law!
    Hi there, The Supreme Judicial Court has just rendered its decision on the modification of judgements on alimony for cases that predate the Alimony Reform Act. Decisions on three cases, Chin v. Merriot (SJC 11715), Rodman v. Rodman (SJC…
  • Dec 23

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday
    Hi there, As Hanukkah draws to a close and Christmas begins, may you and your families have a wonderful and healthy holiday season. See you in 2015! Best, Nancy  
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