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Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois divorce law. From Michael Roe.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 7

    Kane County Divorce: Co-Parenting Strategie

    Kane County Divorce: Co-Parenting Strategie
    In my practice there are many cases where a co-parenting outcome is not appropriate. Behavioral issues, parenting deficits, or mental health issues require that the fit and healthy parent be awarded the primary custody of the minor children,…
  • Jul 11

    Shared Parenting Challenges and Benefit

    Shared Parenting Challenges and Benefit
    My practice centers, in part, on complex custody litigation, sometimes involving psychological issues, addiction issues, domestic violence, and negative parenting behaviors. In some cases, I need to aggressively manage a custody case for my…
  • Jul 2

    How to Spot a Narcissist: Illinois Divorce

    How to Spot a Narcissist: Illinois Divorce
    Marriage and Family Therapist Holly Brown has written a spot on article about identifying and avoiding a long term relationship with a narcissist. If you are in a marriage with a narcissist, and need counsel as to how to end...
Rank this Week: 2947

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/
  • Jul 13

    Jury mistrials caused by the Internet

    Jury mistrials caused by the Internet
    Many people think that jury trials are proceedings in which a jury looks to discover the truth. In practice, jury trials are a search for justice and fairness. Justice does not necessarily mean a search for truth. Justice, in a court…
  • Jul 8

    Massachusetts and the right of privacy in our homes.

    Massachusetts and the right of privacy in our homes.
    According to a recent stories on the internet, a drone was used to spy on a woman in her home. Two men were seen flying a drone with a video screen showing a display from a camera on the drone. In other words, using the drone as a high-tech…
  • Jun 26

    Criminal Law and Double Jeopardy by Michael S. Berg, guest blogger

    Criminal Law and Double Jeopardy by Michael S. Berg, guest blogger
    One commonly misunderstood concept in criminal law is that of double jeopardy. The Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution states that no person shall "be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb."…
Rank this Week: 3026

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
  • Jul 5

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

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

    Updates to New York’s Child Support Standards Chart

    Updates to New York’s Child Support Standards Chart
    According to the Child Support Standards Chart, prepared by New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, Division of Child Support Enforcement, and released March 12, 2014, the 2014 poverty income guideline amount for a…
  • May 3

    Surrogacy and Adoption

    Surrogacy and Adoption
    One area where New York still lags behind other states has to do with surrogacy contracts. New York does not recognize surrogacy contracts statutorily since it deems the underlying surrogacy contracts to be against public policy, and they are…
Rank this Week: 3131

Massachusetts Family & Divorce…

Massachusetts Family & Divorce Mediation Blog

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

http://parkermediation.net/
  • Jul 2

    It’s not too late to RSVP!

    It’s not too late to RSVP!
    It’s not too late to register for Customer Appreciation Day tonight 5-7PM We are stocked up and ready to help you kick off the 4th of July Holiday! For all to enjoy, see you soon.      
  • Jun 12

    Congratulations class of 2014!

    Congratulations class of 2014!
  • May 27

    Memorial Day

    Memorial Day
              Feeling grateful while celebrating Memorial Day week, with family, friends, old friends and new friends, experiencing optimism, good karma and happy people.   “Happiness is someone to love,…
Rank this Week: 3181

Upstate New York Family Lawyer…

Upstate New York Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.upstatenewyorkfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 2

    In Memoriam: June 2014 Death

    In Memoriam: June 2014 Death
    Sorry for the lack of blog posts of late. Professional obligations and an illness kept me from posting much in June. Hopefully, with the holiday weekend soon upon us, I can get back into the swing of things. Some months, there seem to be a…
  • Jun 19

    In Memoriam: May 2014 Death

    In Memoriam: May 2014 Death
    I realize that most of my "heroes" were men. But that doesn't mean that none of them were women. However, for the time being, as James Brown might say, it's a man's world, like it or not. And, if you haven't already noticed, as a kid I…
  • Jun 3

    #615 The Retainer Agreement

    #615 The Retainer Agreement
    And now, we come to the third document that my potential clients read - the retainer agreement. This is the newly-streamlined version and it only runs six pages. One can easily read it within five minutes. Over time, I've found that…
Rank this Week: 3086

The Law Office of Christine M…

The Law Office of Christine M Bechtold, LLC

Covers Georgia family law.

http://bechtold-law.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    Independence Day 2014

    Independence Day 2014
    Independence Day is one of the most important federal holidays in the United States commemorating the Declaration of Independence, which declared our independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. bechtold-law.blogspot.com. …
  • Jun 25

    My Child’s Parent Isn’t Paying The Court Ordered Child Support, What Can I Do?

    My Child’s Parent Isn’t Paying The Court Ordered Child Support, What Can I Do?
    If a child’s parent was Court ordered to pay child support for the benefit of the minor child and they are not paying that full amount there are a few actions you can take. The most important and first action is to communicate with…
  • Jun 16

    Why Would I Want an Uncontested Divorce?

    Why Would I Want an Uncontested Divorce?
    “It is quicker and cheaper to file for an uncontested divorce. An uncontested divorce is when both spouses agree to most, if not all, of the division of assets, finances, and child custody and visitation of minor children. This type of…
Rank this Week: 3088

Houston Divorce Lawyer Blog

Houston Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Texas divorce and family law. By Scott Morgan.

http://houstondivorce.com/blog
  • Jun 22

    A Tale of Two Divorce Client

    A Tale of Two Divorce Client
    Please note that the clients and lawyers referenced in the video and transcript are purely hypothetical and not based on actual people.  If you prefer reading to watching, please see the transcript below: TRANSCRIPT: Deciding whether…
  • Jun 19

    Facebook and Divorce – Interview on Fox New

    Facebook and Divorce – Interview on Fox New
    This was an interview of Scott Morgan in 2010 on Fox Houston on how facebook can be an issue in divorce cases. There had been a lot of publicity at the time about facebook “causing” divorces. It is still common that facebook and…
  • May 23

    Key Property Division Valuation Issues in Texas Divorce

    Key Property Division Valuation Issues in Texas Divorce
    The typical procedure for Texas divorce lawyers to analyze property division in a divorce case is to put all the assets and liabilities on a spreadsheet and fill in the values.  At that point the division usually starts to make sense as…
Rank this Week: 3058

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/
  • Jun 19

    Time flies when you’re getting divorced: how long will your divorce actually take?

    Time flies when you’re getting divorced: how long will your divorce actually take?
    By Brandon A. Prenger, Attorney The Gasper Law Group, PLLC One of the most commonly asked questions concerning a divorce is “how soon can I be divorced?” Everyone has heard the horror stories of a divorce that drags out for years.…
  • Jun 19

    Time flies when you’re getting divorced: how long will your divorce actually take?

    Time flies when you’re getting divorced: how long will your divorce actually take?
    By Brandon A. Prenger, AttorneyThe Gasper Law Group, PLLC One of the most commonly asked questions concerning a divorce is “how soon can I be divorced?” Everyone has heard the horror stories of a divorce that drags out for…
  • Jun 13

    MEDIATION – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

    MEDIATION – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
    By Jennifer L. Hochstein, Attorney The Gasper Law Group, PLLC What is the purpose of mediation? During the process of a divorce proceeding or allocation of parental responsibilities parties are required to participate in mediation prior to…
Rank this Week: 3177

Law Blog of William L. Pfeifer,…

Law Blog of William L. Pfeifer, Jr.

Covers Alabama family and criminal law topics.

http://williampfeifer.com
  • May 19

    Alabama ‘McLendon standard’ in child custody modification appeal

    Alabama ‘McLendon standard’ in child custody modification appeal
    Our Alabama appellate law practice often handles custody issues in post-divorce modification cases. These are situations where the parties have already gone through a divorce, one party was awarded custody, and then the other party has later…
  • May 19

    AAJ Paralegal of the Year Award – Nominations Now Open

    AAJ Paralegal of the Year Award – Nominations Now Open
    The American Association for Justice (AAJ) is now accepting nominations for their Paralegal of the Year Award for 2014. Sponsored by Advocate Capital, the award is to recognize the work of Paralegal Affiliate members…
  • May 7

    Alabama Appellate Briefs – Citation to the Record on Appeal

    Alabama Appellate Briefs – Citation to the Record on Appeal
    An issue that sometimes arises in Alabama appellate court practice is the failure of a party to provide proper citations to the record on appeal. The record on appeal refers to the compilation of the trial transcript, trial exhibits, and the…
Rank this Week: 3112

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Focuses on family law topics that affect people involved in family law litigation here in Texas. By Dennis M. Slate.

http://www.deerparkdivorcelawyers.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Apr 19

    Can Grandparents get custody in a CPS case?

    Can Grandparents get custody in a CPS case?
    When Children’s Protective Services (CPS) seeks to remove children from their parents for abuse or neglect, its caseworkers have a duty to seek placement of the child(ren) with a relative of either the mother or the father. Often, it is…
  • Nov 6

    Types of Child Custody in Texa

    Types of Child Custody in Texa
    Child custody can be a confusing issue due to the several different types of custody. The first type of custody that you may come across is an order for temporary custody. This order will be in place while you wait for the court to hold an…
  • Aug 28

    How is Child Custody Determined in Texas?

    How is Child Custody Determined in Texas?
    When a couple is going through a divorce, the court will need to determine some sort of child custody arrangement for the children involved. Parents often want to know their chances of receiving custody or what type of joint or sole custody…
Rank this Week: 2980

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: 2957

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: 2850

Virginia Family Law

Virginia Family Law

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

http://www.familylawva.com/
Rank this Week: 3167

North Texas Family Law Blog

North Texas Family Law Blog

Covers Texas family law news. By Verner & Brumley, P.C.

http://www.northtexasfamilylawblog.com/
  • Jan 2

    What Changes and What Stays the Same with Regard to Child Support Order

    What Changes and What Stays the Same with Regard to Child Support Order
    Child support in Texas has always been a court ordered obligation in Texas divorce and paternity actions.  Before implementation of the child support guidelines in the Texas Family Code in the 1980s, child support orders varied from…
  • Sep 16

    Two Recent Changes to the Child Support Statute

    Two Recent Changes to the Child Support Statute
    Effective September 1, 2013, two changes to the child support statute came into effect. The first change is a housekeeping amendment. Texas Family Code section 154.062(b)(5) includes both a catch–all provision to determine the amount of…
  • May 23

    You Can't Have Too Many People Pitching for a Kid

    You Can't Have Too Many People Pitching for a Kid
    A Major League baseball team has twenty-five men on its active roster. The active roster consists of the players who suit up to play in a given game. Of these twenty-five players, five will be the starting pitchers. Typically, the bullpen…
Rank this Week: 3191

Civil Negotiation and Mediation…

Civil Negotiation and Mediation Blog

Covers divorce and mediation. By Nancy E. Hudgins.

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

    Playworks! Teaching Conflict Resolution Skills to Children

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

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

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

    Co-Parenting Skills: Credit Where Credit is Due

    Co-Parenting Skills: Credit Where Credit is Due
    I conducted a divorce mediation recently where the parties have been separated for many years but now have started the divorce process by coming to mediation.  They have been co-parenting their children during the separation.  We have…
Rank this Week: 2985

The Law Offices of David Stein…

The Law Offices of David Stein Blog

Covers privacy and technology.

http://www.familylawdc.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3027

Bay Area Divorce Lawyer Blog

Bay Area Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

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

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

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

    Gray Divorce in California

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

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

    Same Gender Marriage: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - President Obama, North Carolina, and Politic
    The people of North Carolina voted this week to amend their constitution to ban same-sex marriage. And the ban won with a surprisingly strong 61 to 39 percent, undermining North Carolina's image as a modern, progressive state.
Rank this Week: 3143

Families and the Law

Families and the Law

By Catherine Earnshaw-Hobbs.

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

    Eastern District sets out conflict rules for lawyer

    Eastern District sets out conflict rules for lawyer
    One of the games that used to be played by folks wanting a dissolution of their marriage was to go "lawyer shopping" with all of the top domestic firms in their area. The point of the game wasn't really to find a lawyer - although one of the…
  • Jun 23

    World Cup song - go Team USA

    World Cup song - go Team USA
    Our children are all soccer fans. With the World Cup going on this week - this post is for them and for all the rest of you out there who are soccer fans. Go Team USA! The song is called "Represent" and is done by a group called Weezer…
  • Apr 9

    April Family Law Linky Dink

    April Family Law Linky Dink
    Under the category of what was she thinking - a Tennessee woman put an 8 year boy she had adopted from Russia on a plane with a one-way ticket to Moscow.Justice John Paul Stevens has announced his upcoming retirement. The announcement comes…
Rank this Week: 3140

Lumberton Lawyer Blog

Lumberton Lawyer Blog

Published by Bowen & Berry, PLLC

http://www.lumbertonlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 8

    Prosecutor Now Defends Criminal Cases in Robeson County North Carolina

    Prosecutor Now Defends Criminal Cases in Robeson County North Carolina
    Woodberry "Woody" Bowen now defends criminal cases where once he prosecuted for twelve years. In Robeson County North Carolina Bowen was on the prosecutorial staff of Joe Freeman Britt, the Guinness Book of Records "Deadliest DA". Joe had…
  • Mar 25

    North Carolina Still Recognizes Alienation of Affections Court Claim

    North Carolina Still Recognizes Alienation of Affections Court Claim
    The Lumberton North Carolina Courts provide a good forum for Alienation of Affection cases. NC is only one a a handful of remaining states which allow an action against a third party for wrecking a marriage. The claim is called allienation…
  • Mar 23

    Slandered Red Springs NC Shopper Wins Record Jury Verdict

    Slandered Red Springs NC Shopper Wins Record Jury Verdict
    I was not long out of the DA's office from a position as a state prosecutor. Fresh back in private practice those decades ago, no big cases were lining up at the door just yet. So I had to make the most of what I had. A young mechanic…
Rank this Week: 3106

Georgia Prenuptial and Postnuptial…

Georgia Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements Blog

Covers Prenuptial Agreements, Postnuptial Agreements and Reconciliation Agreements in Georgia. By Stephen Worrall.

http://www.gaprenuptial.com/
  • Mar 1

    Marietta Family Law Attorney Ponders: Can a Postnuptial Agreement Save Your Marriage?

    Marietta Family Law Attorney Ponders: Can a Postnuptial Agreement Save Your Marriage?
    Think “prenuptial agreement” and you think “I love you!”, right? Perhaps not!
  • Aug 1

    5 Myths About Premarital Agreement

    5 Myths About Premarital Agreement
    California attorney and mediator Diana Mercer has published an excellent article (reprinted below) on a number of myths about prenuptial agreements.
  • Feb 13

    Protect your assets with a prenuptial agreement

    Protect your assets with a prenuptial agreement
    Traditional marriage vows are increasingly being revised to delete the words "till death do us part." Since almost half of all marriages end in divorce, many people who have children from a prior marriage or desire to protect assets such as…
Rank this Week: 2964

The Polar Digress

The Polar Digress

Covers feminism in Alaska, Alaskan and general family law policy, child and parent-raising, and the meaning of life.

http://thepolardigress.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 17

    HuffPo's Divorce Section:

    HuffPo's Divorce Section:
    HuffPo's Divorce Section: No Room for Reason on Domestic Violence?
  • Mar 31

    2 Boy

    2 Boy
    2 Boys Found Dead; Mom Rips the Courts - March 31, 2009 - Illinois(Excerpts from the Chicago Tribune article:)
  • Dec 15

    Mad Magazine's "Clueless"

    Mad Magazine's "Clueless"
    Mad Magazine's "Clueless" Game
Rank this Week: 2917

Just Families

Just Families

Covers children's and family law. By New York Law School’s Diane Abbey Law Center for Children and Families.

http://www.justfamilies.org/
  • Aug 29

    Welcome Back

    Welcome Back
                  As the first full week of classes comes to a close, we would like to take this opportunity to welcome everyone, from the new first year students to the fourth year evening students, back…
  • Aug 25

    Weekly Round-Up: August 25th, 2014

    Weekly Round-Up: August 25th, 2014
    Public Health/Contraception & Health Insurance – New Federal Rules: The Affordable Care Act provision requiring health insurance coverage for contraception has been the source of ongoing controversy. Some religious nonprofits,…
  • Aug 18

    Weekly Round-Up: August 18th, 2014

    Weekly Round-Up: August 18th, 2014
    The Rise of Financial Elder Abuse: A recent study by Weill Cornell Medical College and published on July 30, 2014 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine found that “1 in 20 adults will be affected by financial abuse after they turn…
Rank this Week: 3416

Dallas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Dallas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Texas family law issues. By Guest & Gray.

http://www.dallasdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    Equitable Reimbursement in Texa

    Equitable Reimbursement in Texa
    As a general rule in Texas, all property that you acquire during marriage is community property.  There are some exceptions in which property can be deemed one spouse’s separate property.  These are pretty basic concepts but…
  • Aug 20

    Why is the Other Side Asking for Attorney’s Fees? Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 47 Explained

    Why is the Other Side Asking for Attorney’s Fees? Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 47 Explained
    I frequently see parties involved in litigation who are furious at the other side for the things they have asked for in their paperwork. Most often this comes up in family law cases when children are involved and one side is asking the court…
  • Aug 14

    Violations of Temporary Orders, What Are Your Options?

    Violations of Temporary Orders, What Are Your Options?
    If you have a current pending divorce or suit affecting the parent-child relationship then you most likely have temporary orders in place.  If not, in most family law cases you do want to ensure that you have temporary orders granted by…
Rank this Week: 3494

The Legal Optimist

The Legal Optimist

By Rosie Brown.

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

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

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

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee

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

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee
    Join Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty to obtain an adequate number of signatures to influence Governor Haslam’s political choices.  In short, Tennessee is slated to resume executing death row inmates this…
Rank this Week: 3231

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Covers divorce and family law in Illinois.

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

    If it’s a Boy, We Get Married? Babies, Gender Preference and Divorce

    If it’s a Boy, We Get Married? Babies, Gender Preference and Divorce
    A married couple finds themselves constantly fighting. They are unhappy with each other and unhappy with their relationship. Though they have considered a divorce, the wife is pregnant and the couple wants to try to stay together for the sake…
  • Aug 21

    Pet Custody: A Bone of Contention

    Pet Custody: A Bone of Contention
    A Carol Streams couple has been trying to divorce for two years. What is holding them up? It is not a dispute over who gets the house or whether spousal support should be paid. No, this dispute is all about their black Labrador, and…
  • Aug 14

    Think before You Post: Social Media Can Impact Family Law Case

    Think before You Post: Social Media Can Impact Family Law Case
    With the advent of social media, people have become comfortably used to sharing the intimate details of their lives. However, many forget that what gets posted online does not always stay online. Hence, there is a good chance that what a…
Rank this Week: 3382

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.indianafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    Resources for helping your children through divorce

    Resources for helping your children through divorce
    If you are planning to divorce, as a parent you have many concerns, the first of which may be how to tell your children. If you are in counseling, your therapist may have several suggestions for sharing the news with your children and…
  • Aug 26

    Embryo donation and Indiana law

    Embryo donation and Indiana law
    Have you ever wondered what happens to frozen embryos that go unused after a woman undergoes in vitro fertilization (IVF) and achieves a successful pregnancy? People with leftover embryos have various options: keeping the embryos frozen,…
  • Aug 22

    Harden Jackson takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and Donate

    Harden Jackson takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and Donate
    The Indiana family law attorneys of Harden Jackson donated $500 to the ALS Association AND took the Ice Bucket Challenge. Man, that was cold! Who's next?
Rank this Week: 3586

Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer Blog

Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida family law. By A. James Mullaney.

http://familylawjax.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 25

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

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

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

    What to do when DNA proves you are NOT the father and you are paying child support
    A recent headline from England caught my attention: Man can't get refund on £31,000 child support payments despite DNA proving he's NOT fatherIn the story, a man is seeking a refund from the government of the child support he paid for a…
  • Aug 4

    More to being in Contempt than not Paying

    More to being in Contempt than not Paying
    There is more to being in civil contempt than simply not paying your support obligations (child support or alimony).First, the Court must find that there is a valid order for support that has been unpaid. This is usually the easy part of the…
Rank this Week: 3599

New Jersey Family Law

New Jersey Family Law

Features case law, legislative enactments and news about New Jersey divorce and matrimonial developments. By Charles C. Abut.

http://www.njdivorceblog.typepad.com/
Rank this Week: 3363

Durham Family Law Journal.com

Durham Family Law Journal.com

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

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

    IS YOUR RELATIONSIP 'GOOD ENOUGH"?"?

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

    A Simple Communications Model to Use

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

    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE - A Persisitent Threat to Women in the USA

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

Divorce And Mediation Blog

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

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

    Absurdities in the Gay Marriage Debate....

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

    Shasta Superior Court Family Judge Gibson Denies Existence of Constitution

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

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

    Divorce and the Founding Fathers..... :)
    According to Garrison Keillor's Writer's Almanac, yesterday was the anniversary of the first legal divorce recorded in what was to become the United States of American. It happened January 5th, in 1643, as a result of the husband abandoning…
Rank this Week: 3574

Divorce Field

Divorce Field

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

http://divorcefield.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 11

    Everything You Needed to Know about Family Law You Learned in Kindergarten

    Everything You Needed to Know about Family Law You Learned in Kindergarten
    Well, okay, not really.   But that famous essay has one very important line in about sharing.   It says something about learn to share your toys.    Guess what happens ina  divorce/custody situation.   You have…
  • Jul 25

    Orders Are Not Magic Wand

    Orders Are Not Magic Wand
    This issue has been popping up a lot lately with my clients, clinic clients and in talks with other attorneys.   So I thought I would write about it in so I can just print it off and save my vocal cords.   If you are involved…
  • Jun 9

    The Power of Two

    The Power of Two
    One night at clinic, I was chatting with a client and I realized how much in family law revolves around the number 2.   Which makes sense.   In family law, you are taking 1 family and splitting it into 2.   Fortunately, that is…
Rank this Week: 3266

Iowa Family Law Blog

Iowa Family Law Blog

By Dickinson Mackaman Tyler & Hagen, PC.

http://www.dickinsonlaw.com/blog-search-page/?cat=22
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Texas Family Law Blog

Texas Family Law Blog

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

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

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

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

    Identify Theft Meets eFiling: Protecting Sensitive Data in Pleading

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

    Effect of Powerball/Lotto Win on Child Support Obligations?

    Effect of Powerball/Lotto Win on Child Support Obligations?
    A recent Powerball winner may be about to find out that winning isn’t everything, after all.According to news sources, Pedro Quezada, a resident of New Jersey, owes a judgment for unpaid child support in an approximate amount of…
Rank this Week: 3619

The Oregon Divorce Blog

The Oregon Divorce Blog

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

http://oregondivorceblog.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 3632

Pennsylvania Family Law Blog

Pennsylvania Family Law Blog

Shares stories and information about topics relevant to Pennsylvania Family Law. By Steven R. Tabano and Associates.

http://www.tabanolaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 14

    Social Security Benefits After Divorce

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

    Social Media and Divorce

    Social Media and Divorce
    As a Pennsylvania Divorce Attorney I constantly come across the issue of social media and how it can and does play a part in divorces.  I advise all of my clients to be aware of what they put out there on the internet for everyone to…
  • May 2

    5 Tips for Keeping the Peace When Sharing Custody of the Kids After a Divorce

    5 Tips for Keeping the Peace When Sharing Custody of the Kids After a Divorce
    Divorce is tough on everyone, but children often pay the highest price when the fighting and anger continue even after the adults have gone their separate ways. Here are five tips for keeping the peace with your ex, for the children’s…
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Massachusetts Divorce Blog

Massachusetts Divorce Blog

Covers family law, divorce mediation and collaborative law. By Howard I. Goldstein.

http://www.massachusetts-divorce.com/blog/
  • Jul 14

    Award Winning Book on Collaborative Practice

    Award Winning Book on Collaborative Practice
    Proud to announce my participation as one of the co-authors of this award winning book on Collaborative Practice published by Massachusetts Continuing Education (MCLE NEW ENGLAND)  Thanks to all of the co-authors who participated and to…
  • Jun 23

    Divorce Is Going to the Dogs, Literally

    Divorce Is Going to the Dogs, Literally
    Custody battles over the kids? So old school. Melanie and Antonio are just one of thousands of couples going to war over their pets. When Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas announced the end of their nearly two-decade marriage, they…
  • Apr 2

    Temporary Alimony is NOT General Term Alimony

    Temporary Alimony is NOT General Term Alimony
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court added new clarification today in its opinion in the Holmes case (see full opinion here). In Holmes, Husband was ordered to pay temporary alimony during the pendency of the divorce modification…
Rank this Week: 3588

Gastonia Family Law

Gastonia Family Law

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

http://gastoniafamilylaw.com/
  • Jul 1

    Celebrity Divorces: Tom and Katie (TomKat)

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

    5 Places to go for Day Trips Outside of Charlotte

    5 Places to go for Day Trips Outside of Charlotte
    1. White Water Rafting Center: This spot is sure to provide plenty of fun! There is a white water rafting area, a ziplining area and ample bike trails. Also, there is rock climbing and an awesome restaurant to go to for lunch or dinner. On…
  • Apr 9

    Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave

    Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave
    The worst case scenario happened. You came home to find out that your once loving marriage has been torn apart because your spouse had an affair. Now what? Counseling Not all affairs are a direct line to divorce. Sometimes, an affair can be a…
Rank this Week: 3678

Florida Family Lawyer Blog

Florida Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridafamilylawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 24

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

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

    How To Talk with Your Spouse About Collaborative Divorce

    How To Talk with Your Spouse About Collaborative Divorce
    So you are interested in a collaborative divorce – in keeping the divorce from becoming a fight in court, and believe it is a process that would work for you and your spouse. A next question is whether your spouse is interested in this…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3447

Georgia Family Law Blog

Georgia Family Law Blog

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

http://attorneytiffanyrlunnblog.com/
  • Jun 17

    Motion To Set Aside Judgment

    Motion To Set Aside Judgment
    Once a judgment is reached in a divorce or other domestic matter, it is sometimes difficult to get the judgment set aside (or for the court not to let the Final Order stand).  Having a judgment set aside and/or attacked depends on a…
  • 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…
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Wald Law Blog

Wald Law Blog

Covers family law. By Deborah Wald.

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

    Taking a Sabbatical from Blogging

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

    Happy Thanksgiving from Waldlaw

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

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

    The Miller-McKenna Custody Battle and the Rights of Pregnant Women
    My dear friend Maggie Geddes, employment lawyer extraordinaire, sent me a note this morning about an article she saw in today's New York Times.  Although I had not previously been aware of the Miller-McKenna case discussed in the…
Rank this Week: 3272

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: 3335

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: 3475

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: 3237

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: 3471

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: 3633