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ABC International Family Law Views

ABC International Family Law Views

Covers international family law Issues and a comparison to Florida family law. By Adam B. Cordover.

http://www.abcinternational.us/
  • May 19

    Collaborative Divorce Thrives in Australia

    Collaborative Divorce Thrives in Australia
    The concept of collaborative divorce is gaining traction worldwide as an alternative to the traditional courtroom battles epitomized in movies like Kramer vs. Kramer and War of the Roses.  Family law practitioners in Australia have come to…
  • Apr 13

    British Divorce Courts Require Allegation of Fault; This is the Result

    British Divorce Courts Require Allegation of Fault; This is the Result
    Apparently, England requires parties to allege a fault before a family law court will grant a divorce.  Over at my general Florida family law news blog, ABC Family Law Blog, I described some of the allegations found in the public…
  • Mar 18

    Dubai Man Gets World's Quickest Divorce

    Dubai Man Gets World's Quickest Divorce
    A man in Dubai applied for divorce a mere seconds after he had been married to his bride.  The reason:  he did not want his Wife to work after marriage, and his father-in-law demanded that she be allowed to work.  From Emirates 24/7 News:…
Rank this Week: 2935

Nashville Probate and Disability…

Nashville Probate and Disability Law Journal

Covers disability, wills, probate and elder law. By Norris & Norris, PLC.

http://www.nashvilleprobateanddisabilitylawblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    Giving Away the House

    Giving Away the House
    Posted by Barbara Moss. "We gave away our house last week to our two children. We want to be able to qualify for Medicaid without the government getting all our money." That's how my interview with two potential clients…
  • Jan 14

    Living Independently in Old Age

    Living Independently in Old Age
    Posted by Barbara Moss. My mother wanted to live at home as long as possible. Fortunately for her, when that was no longer possible, she was able to pay some of the capital from the sale of her home for a spot in an assisted living…
  • Jan 3

    Paying for Nursing Home Care

    Paying for Nursing Home Care
    Posted by Barbara Moss. As I've written in a prior post (December 19, 2012), Medicare pays only a limited amount toward nursing home care and then only when there has been a 3-day hospital admission first. People who enter a nursing home…
Rank this Week: 2717

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: 2812

Maine Divorce Law Blog

Maine Divorce Law Blog

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

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

    What is going

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

    Thumbtack.com

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

    Married Lawyers Divorcing and both hate their job

    Married Lawyers Divorcing and both hate their job
    According to this article in the ABA Journal, two married lawyers who both hate practicing law are fighting in their divorce over is which one should work at a legal job to pay both of their student loans. Naturally, neither wants to do…
Rank this Week: 2706

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: 2634

Collaborative Divorce Newsblog

Collaborative Divorce Newsblog

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

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

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

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

    Collaborative Divorce and The Rhythm of Love (Marin Style)

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

    Coming up: Collaborative Master Class in Pittsburgh

    Coming up: Collaborative Master Class in Pittsburgh
    Join me and Woody Mosten in Pittsburgh for a three-day Master Class, on February 2-4, 2012.  The class was last presented in St. Louis, with rave reviews.  For information, or to register, contact:  Mark Gubinsky Here is the agenda for the…
Rank this Week: 2612

Plano Divorce Lawyers Blog

Plano Divorce Lawyers Blog

Covers Texas family law issues, including divorce, child custody, and parental alienation. By Easley & Marquis.

http://www.planodivorcelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2635

Knot Too Late

Knot Too Late

Covers family law. By Keith Orenstein.

http://knottoolate.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 30

    Orders of Protection Against Domestic Violence

    Orders of Protection Against Domestic Violence
    Domestic violence, sometimes called battering, relationship abuse, or intimate partner violence, is a pattern of behavior used to establish power and control over another person through fear and intimidation, often including the threat or use…
  • Mar 21

    Enhanced Earning Capacity

    Enhanced Earning Capacity
    Most divorces in New York involve the division of what is called “marital property.” Marital property includes all of the assets acquired by a couple after their marriage and before one of them files for divorce.
  • Feb 14

    Child Custody in New York

    Child Custody in New York
    In New York, there are two parts to child custody. One part is the right and responsibility to make major decisions for a child (legal custody). The other part relates to where a child will live (residential or physical custody).
Rank this Week: 2623

The Child Support Web

The Child Support Web

Offers news and views on child support and child support enforcement.

http://www.childsupportweb.com/index.php
Rank this Week: 2842

Family Law Practice

Family Law Practice

Discusses collaboration, mediation and a reasoned approach to divorce. By Steven Green.

http://masscollaborativelaw.wordpress.com
  • Oct 27

    Paternity

    Paternity
    I am a father. There is no denying it. There is no getting away from it. It defines who I am. I am a Daddy! In fact, I have been a daddy longer than I have been anything else. OK, yes, I have been alive longer than I have been a daddy…I…
  • Oct 1

    Can I Move My Children Out-of-State?

    Can I Move My Children Out-of-State?
    I was watching one of the new seasons television shows the other night. “Lie to Me” is one of those fast paced, science based, programs that I find irresistible. I also have a hard time leaving my work at the office. Why? Seems that the…
  • Aug 25

    Stepparent Right

    Stepparent Right
    Until Massachusetts passed a new law this year, even though stepparents may provide emotional and financial support to their stepchildren, they had no legal rights with regard to them.  They were not able to authorize medical, dental, or…
Rank this Week: 3034

Texas Family Law Blog

Texas Family Law Blog

An exploration of family law In Texas. By Sean Y. Palmer.

http://texasfamilylawblog.wordpress.com
  • May 13

    Texas Frozen Embryo Case of Roman v. Roman Finally Over

    Texas Frozen Embryo Case of Roman v. Roman Finally Over
    On thing can be said for Augusta Roman, she certainly fought her legal case until the bitter end.   In a Harris County, Texas divorce, she wanted to be awarded frozen embryos she had created with her husband when they were still…
  • May 8

    Custody of Your Pet in a Divorce

    Custody of Your Pet in a Divorce
    Many couples, because of age or by choice do not have children- at least the two legged type.  For many couples, their beloved pets are considered their “children”.  This is why when divorce comes along, parties can feel just as much…
  • Apr 14

    Texas Frozen Embyo Case Update: Wife To Try Last Desperate Legal Gambit

    Texas Frozen Embyo Case Update: Wife To Try Last Desperate Legal Gambit
      The ex-wife in the highly publicized Texas Frozen Embryo Custody case of Roman v. Roman was “devastated” upon hearing the news that the U.S. Supreme Court denied her the right to legal custody of several frozen embryos she had…
Rank this Week: 2904

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/
  • Nov 23

    Does Massachusetts have a remedy for revenge porn?

    Does Massachusetts have a remedy for revenge porn?
    For many people, sending a naked picture of yourself to someone is an act of commitment. It shows the degree of affection and trust by sending a picture showing oneself in their most vulnerable exposure. Yet this act of trust can become a…
  • Nov 1

    In Massachusetts, the odor of marijuana is the same as the odor of alcohol.

    In Massachusetts, the odor of marijuana is the same as the odor of alcohol.
    In 2008 Massachusetts decriminalized possession of one ounce or less of marijuana. Possession of more than one ounce is still a crime. Needless to say, it is not an unusual occurance for police to encounter automobiles with the smell of…
  • Oct 18

    Is sexting naked pictures distribution of pornography?

    Is sexting naked pictures distribution of pornography?
    From time to time I hear stories of the prosecution of teenagers for possession and distribution of child pornography as a result of sending or re-sending pictures through text messaging. Typically, these stories involve a young teenager who…
Rank this Week: 3180

The History of Custody Law

The History of Custody Law

Traces the development of custody law from prehistoric times to the modern day. By the Law Office of Tom James.

http://tomjameslaw.com/blog/category/history-of-custody-law-2/
  • Nov 23

    Improving the “cooperation” factor

    Improving the “cooperation” factor
    In many states, cooperativeness on the part of both parties is a precondition to a judicial award of joint custody. The rationale for this requirement is that ordering people to reach joint decisions will be an exercise in futility if they…
  • Nov 16

    The “Stability” Factor in Custody Decisions: Time for a Clearer Definition

    The “Stability” Factor in Custody Decisions: Time for a Clearer Definition
      In addition to amending the language of “best interest” factors to remove gender bias, it may  be useful to consider adding clarifying language to existing factors to provide better guidance to the courts that are…
  • Nov 8

    Removing gender bias from the definition of caregiving

    Removing gender bias from the definition of caregiving
    Although a statute may direct courts to avoid resting custody decisions on a single “best interest” factor to the exclusion of others, in practice many judges tend to assign greater weight to the “primary caregiver”…
Rank this Week: 3307

Divorce Field

Divorce Field

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

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

    Fun with Twitter -- Henry VII

    Fun with Twitter -- Henry VII
    As many of you know, I have a twitter account (eplayer).   It's supposed to be about family law, but let's fact it, a vast majority of my tweets are about football.   It happens.   I also enjoy following fictional accounts.…
  • Oct 30

    Timing is Everything

    Timing is Everything
    Last post I wrote about how long the process can take.   Now I am going to talk about deadlines to do some of those things in the process.    Because if you miss a deadline, you can be out of luck.   SOL does not just…
  • Oct 20

    A Whole Lot of Process Going On

    A Whole Lot of Process Going On
    The most common question I get (after how much can I get in child support) is "How long does this take."   The answer does not make people happy.   Court processes are not quick things.   The court wants to make sure everyone…
Rank this Week: 3766

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, family law, and landlord-tenant law. By the Law Offices of James V. Sansone.

http://blog.jamessansonelaw.com/
  • Nov 18

    Premarital Agreement Disregarded in Divorce Case

    Premarital Agreement Disregarded in Divorce Case
    International marriages, when a divorce follows, can turn into messy divorces with surprising outcomes. Consider this case. After marrying in the Ukraine in 2004, Richard Villar and Olga moved to Alaska with the woman's daughter, Linda. As…
  • Oct 28

    When You Risk Losing Your Children, You Need An Experienced Dependency Lawyer

    When You Risk Losing Your Children, You Need An Experienced Dependency Lawyer
    How far would you go to keep your children? Would you hire an attorney? Would you appeal any decision that separated you from your kids? The answer is obvious, right? Every parent would do whatever it took to keep their children with…
  • Oct 21

    U.S. Supreme Court Hands Another Win to Gay Marriage Activist

    U.S. Supreme Court Hands Another Win to Gay Marriage Activist
    The same-sex marriage battle tipped in the favor of gay and lesbian couples last week. On October 7, 2014, the Supreme Court refused to hear same-sex marriage decisions appealed from the lower courts. Those courts had ruled in favor of gay…
Rank this Week: 3748

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers New Jersey divorce and family law. By The Law Offices of Edward R. Weinstein.

http://www.newjerseydivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 17

    New Jersey Alimony Laws Regarding Cohabitation Are Modernized!

    New Jersey Alimony Laws Regarding Cohabitation Are Modernized!
    My name is Edward Weinstein and I have been practicing divorce and family law here in New Jersey for nearly 20 years. This is one of a series of blogs that my firm has prepared to inform the public of the many changes that have occurred this…
  • Oct 30

    Permanent Alimony is Eliminated in New Jersey

    Permanent Alimony is Eliminated in New Jersey
    As you may have heard last month Governor Christie signed a bill into law that has resulted in major overhaul to alimony laws in our state. This is one of a series of blogs I shall be sharing to inform the public of all of the different…
  • Oct 20

    In New Jersey, What is the Child Custody Neutral Assessment Program?

    In New Jersey, What is the Child Custody Neutral Assessment Program?
    In the past few years, the Family Part of the Superior Court of New Jersey has employed the Custody Neutral Assessment program. This procedure is utilized when parents cannot agree to either custody or parenting time. In this program, a…
Rank this Week: 3463

Lee's Divorce & Family Law…

Lee's Divorce & Family Law Blog

Covers divorces in Alabama. By Lee Borden.

http://divorceinfo.com/blog
  • Nov 14

    What Does It Mean that Alabama’s Parenting Statutes Rate a “D”?

    What Does It Mean that Alabama’s Parenting Statutes Rate a “D”?
    This one’s obviously designed to garner headlines, and it seems to be working. The ambitiously named National Parents Organization has issued “report cards” for the parenting statutes of each state, finding nearly half those…
  • Nov 3

    Spending Down Retirement During Separation

    Spending Down Retirement During Separation
    Now it seems every Alabama family lawyer will be advising his or her client to spend down that retirement account on family expenses during separation. //
  • Oct 30

    Play It Safe – Set Aside the Default

    Play It Safe – Set Aside the Default
    The lesson for trial judges in divorce is clear: when in doubt, set aside a default judgement if the defendant appears within a reasonable time, regardless of the 30 day deadline. //
Rank this Week: 3443

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
  • Nov 13

    Child taken to Illinois? It’s a UCCJEA emergency!

    Child taken to Illinois? It’s a UCCJEA emergency!
    If your child has been taken from some other state to Illinois – without your permission – then you are likely experiencing a child custody emergency. That being the case, you will need a lawyer with expertise in the Uniform Child…
  • Sep 10

    FAQ: Depositions for divorce and child custody

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

    Who is the best QDRO lawyer in Illinois?

    Who is the best QDRO lawyer in Illinois?
    As a divorce lawyer in Illinois, I often have to deal with dividing retirement accounts as part of a divorce. Here’s the deal with dividing 401ks, pensions, and the like – it’s complicated.  Splitting 401ks and pension…
Rank this Week: 3848

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/
  • Nov 11

    What’s the Difference Between Divorce and an Annulment in PA?

    What’s the Difference Between Divorce and an Annulment in PA?
    Like any other divorce, an annulment effectively ends a marriage. However, the basis for an annulment in PA and the actual process you must go through to get one are very different. While the term "annulment" sounds much better than getting a…
  • Nov 11

    What’s the Difference Between Divorce and an Annulment in PA?

    What’s the Difference Between Divorce and an Annulment in PA?
    Like any other divorce, an annulment effectively ends a marriage. However, the basis for an annulment in PA and the actual process you must go through to get one are very different. While the term "annulment" sounds much better than getting a…
  • Oct 9

    Advice for Staying Friends After Divorce

    Advice for Staying Friends After Divorce
    Every person is different, every relationship is different, and every divorce is different. It is important to realize these facts and lawyers frequently explain these concepts to clients going through a divorce. In a perfect world, you and…
Rank this Week: 3346

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/
  • Nov 10

    Weekly Round-up November 10th, 2014

    Weekly Round-up November 10th, 2014
    Special Education Class Action Lawsuit:   On Wednesday, a class action lawsuit was filed against the NYC Department of Education claiming that the Department has failed to comply with state and federal laws that require special education…
  • Nov 3

    Weekly Round-up November 3rd, 2014

    Weekly Round-up November 3rd, 2014
    Referral Guide For Recently Arrived Immigrant Children and Their Families: On Friday, October 31, 2014, the de Blasio administration published a new resource and referral guide that is intended to link recently arrived immigrant children and…
  • Oct 29

    From Poverty to Opportunity Symposium: Promoting Access to Health Care in Hard to Reach Communitie

    From Poverty to Opportunity Symposium: Promoting Access to Health Care in Hard to Reach Communitie
    by Sara Nassof Panelists: Steward Desmond, Executive Director, West Side Campaign Against Hunger Arline Cruz, Lead Enrollment Specialist, Make the Road New York Nataliya Chernaya, Senior Navigator, Yeled v’Yalda’s…
Rank this Week: 3322

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/
  • 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…
  • 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.…
Rank this Week: 3498

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: 3106

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/
Rank this Week: 3556

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Nov 7

    How to Beat a Credit Card Lawsuit

    How to Beat a Credit Card Lawsuit
    Note: This blog has two purposes: 1.  I want you to give you interesting content that I have curated, digested, and then written about in a way that is engaging and understandable. My goal is both that you would be entertained and become…
  • Nov 6

    4 Lessons in Lawyering from “Car Talk”

    4 Lessons in Lawyering from “Car Talk”
    I am sad that Tom Magliozzi of “Car Talk” has died—he was a real bright spot on the radio. He and his brother Ray (“Click” and “Clack”) hosted the show for over 25 years before retiring in 2012. You…
  • Oct 30

    Law-practice fl”AVVO”r of the Month.

    Law-practice fl”AVVO”r of the Month.
    See what I did there with “flavor?” You’re welcome. The law is a cottage industry. Starting with LSAT prep, the test itself, “How-To” Guides for law school, supplements, textbooks, Bar Prep, and then the Bar…
Rank this Week: 3414

Kansas Divorce Blawg

Kansas Divorce Blawg

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

http://kansasdivorceblog.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 5

    Should You Tell Your Ex You Got a Raise?

    Should You Tell Your Ex You Got a Raise?
    For some time there has been a weakness in the Kansas Child Support system. Child support is calculated on the …Continue reading →
  • Mar 6

    How Do I Choose a Divorce Lawyer?

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

    When Can I Modify Child Support?

    When Can I Modify Child Support?
    One very common question I am asked is “when can I modify an existing child support order?” Either party may …Continue reading »
Rank this Week: 3473

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/
  • Nov 4

    Coordinating A Health Diet For Your Children

    Coordinating A Health Diet For Your Children
    One of the issues often overlooked by separated parents is the matter of food and how they will coordinate what their children are eating on a daily basis.
  • Oct 19

    Making Shared Custody Little Less Scary

    Making Shared Custody Little Less Scary
    Parents and children who are encountering the challenges of divorce and shared custody for the first time may find themselves falling into this sense of fear, yet there are ways to overcome the scariness of this situation.  With a…
  • Sep 15

    Between Two Home

    Between Two Home
    You may be divorcing, divorced, never married, a grandparent, or other relative of a child growing up between two homes. For whatever reason you find yourself in the situation of helping a child grow up between two homes, you may be wondering…
Rank this Week: 3764

Iowa Family Law Blog

Iowa Family Law Blog

By Dickinson Mackaman Tyler & Hagen, PC.

http://www.dickinsonlaw.com/blog-search-page/?cat=22
Rank this Week: 3095

Gastonia Family Law

Gastonia Family Law

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

http://gastoniafamilylaw.com/
  • Nov 1

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

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

    Celebrity Divorces: Tom and Katie (TomKat)

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

    5 Places to go for Day Trips Outside of Charlotte

    5 Places to go for Day Trips Outside of Charlotte
    1. White Water Rafting Center: This spot is sure to provide plenty of fun! There is a white water rafting area, a ziplining area and ample bike trails. Also, there is rock climbing and an awesome restaurant to go to for lunch or dinner. On…
Rank this Week: 3817

Chicago Family Law Blog

Chicago Family Law Blog

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

http://www.chicagofamilylawblog.com/
  • Oct 16

    Inheritance Rights of Spouses after Separation and Divorce

    Inheritance Rights of Spouses after Separation and Divorce
     Most people are aware that a surviving spouse is usually entitled to inherit all or a large portion of the estate of a deceased spouse. Fewer understand the effect on estates if one spouse dies during a legal separation or after a…
  • Oct 16

    Keeping Assets in a Custodial Account for a Minor

    Keeping Assets in a Custodial Account for a Minor
     Minors have no legal capacity to manage property. Thus, transferring property and other assets to minors can be problematic. For example, parents or other adults may wish to convey a small amount of property to a minor without investing…
  • Aug 13

    DOMA Defines "Marriage" as Union of Man and Woman

    DOMA Defines "Marriage" as Union of Man and Woman
     The federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was signed into law by President Clinton on September 21, 1996. DOMA defines “marriage” to consist exclusively as a heterosexual union of a man and a woman. Further, DOMA directs…
Rank this Week: 3460

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/
  • Oct 8

    Family Court Act §451(1) amended

    Family Court Act §451(1) amended
              Family Court Act §451(1) , which was amended, effective December 22, 2014,  provides that an application to modify an order of child support must be accompanied by "an affidavit and other…
  • Sep 8

    Court of Appeals Establishes Rule for Third Party Discovery Subpoena

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

    Family Offense Statute Declared Unconstitutional

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

Divorce Lawyer North Andover

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

http://northandovermafamilylawattorney.com/
  • Oct 6

    Determining Alimony in New Hampshire

    Determining Alimony in New Hampshire
    Divorce Lawyer North AndoverDivorcing couples in New Hampshire often ask whether the issue of alimony should be addressed in their divorce.  Put simply, alimony is financial support paid by one spouse to the other for living expenses and…
  • Jun 11

    Identifying the Immigration Consequences of Divorce

    Identifying the Immigration Consequences of Divorce
    Divorce Lawyer North AndoverGoing through a divorce, in and of itself, will bring with it a multitude of financial, emotional and personal issues and concerns.  Couples must deal with resolving issues relating to children, money, debts…
  • May 23

    Reasons to Obtain a Prenuptial Agreement

    Reasons to Obtain a Prenuptial Agreement
    Divorce Lawyer North AndoverWhen most people hear the word “prenup” they most likely envision a multi-millionaire marrying someone half his/her age. While this may hold true in some cases, a prenuptial agreement has become much…
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All Family Law Group, P.A.

All Family Law Group, P.A.

Covers divorce, family law and bankruptcy.

http://www.familymaritallaw.blogspot.com
  • Oct 4

    What Factors does a Court Consider when Awarding Florida Alimony?

    What Factors does a Court Consider when Awarding Florida Alimony?
    The end of a marriage can be a trying time, both emotionally and financially. For many people, fundamental aspects of their daily life will change dramatically, including where they live, how often they see their children, their day-to-day…
  • Sep 19

    Obtaining Past Due Child Support in Florida After Children Become Adult

    Obtaining Past Due Child Support in Florida After Children Become Adult
    With regard to child support in the state of Florida, the general rule is that child support terminates when a child reaches 18 years of age.  However, the general rule does not apply when child support is still owed for any time prior to…
  • Sep 9

    Don’t Believe the Hype: Collaborative Law Is Not Without Disadvantage

    Don’t Believe the Hype: Collaborative Law Is Not Without Disadvantage
    Collaborative law is an alternate form of dispute resolution in the family law context.  While proponents contend that collaborative law is both less expensive and more effective than traditional, adversarial law, it can actually drag out…
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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/
  • Oct 3

    How to tell your children you are getting divorced.

    How to tell your children you are getting divorced.
    Getting divorced is a very upsetting time for you and your spouse. However, when you have children, the experience is even more emotional. You should keep the children out of any arguments, and make the process as easy on them as possible.…
  • Sep 26

    Spousal Support: should it be awarded in your case?

    Spousal Support: should it be awarded in your case?
    Spousal support is generally a highly contested issue. There are some cases where spousal support is necessary and appropriate, and some cases where spousal support is not recommended. Eleven factors are generally considered in determining…
  • Sep 19

    You've decided to file for divorce - now what?

    You've decided to file for divorce - now what?
    Divorce creates profound stress and emotion, and often precipitates other changes in your life. The outcome of your case can affect you and your family for many years to come. For these reasons, it is essential to find attorneys that…
Rank this Week: 3129

Freed Marcroft Blog

Freed Marcroft Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, family, real estate, litigation, business and non-profit planning, and LGBT immigration law.

http://freedmarcroft.com/category/blog/
  • Sep 19

    Freed Marcroft Hosts Judges from the Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) Challenge

    Freed Marcroft Hosts Judges from the Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) Challenge
    On Thursday evening, Freed Marcroft was honored to host Hartford city officials, representatives of the federal Economic Development Administration (EDA), and judges from both the Evaluation Panel and Selection Committee of the Strong Cities,…
  • Sep 11

    Special Needs Trusts Are Not Only For Wealthy Familie

    Special Needs Trusts Are Not Only For Wealthy Familie
    We were recently invited to attend the Connecticut Department of Development Services Resource Fair Family Forum Open House at the Channel 3 Kids Camp. The goal of the open house was to help families secure resources related to developmental…
  • Aug 13

    Supplemental Needs Trusts for Special Family Member

    Supplemental Needs Trusts for Special Family Member
    One major concern for families who have a family member with special needs is what happens to that person when his or her primary caregiver or advocate, often a parent or family member, passes away or is unable to continue as the primary…
Rank this Week: 3318

Pennsylvania Family Law Blog

Pennsylvania Family Law Blog

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

http://www.tabanolaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 9

    Life Insurance and Divorce in Pennsylvania

    Life Insurance and Divorce in Pennsylvania
    Life Insurance, Divorce And Support   Obtaining life insurance can become a very important part of your divorce settlement.  Life insurance for intact family situations generally involves the husband and wife obtaining life…
  • Sep 9

    Life Insurance and Divorce in Pennsylvania

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

    Social Security Benefits After A Divorce

    Social Security Benefits After A Divorce
    SOCIAL SECURITY AND 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…
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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/
  • Sep 1

    Who Do You Want to Decide Your Future?

    Who Do You Want to Decide Your Future?
    Here's a simple rule for divorces:  Despite what some people think, divorces are not simple or clear cut, unless there are literally no kids and no assets.  That eliminates cases where there kids, but you think you can agree on…
  • Aug 1

    DIY -- Danger!

    DIY -- Danger!
    For various reasons, more and more people are choosing to handle divorces and other family law issues without using an attorney.  Sometimes it's just to save money.  With so much information available on line, many people decide…
  • Jul 1

    Should You Keep your Plans a Secret?

    Should You Keep your Plans a Secret?
    If you are considering filing for divorce, one decision you have to make is how and when to break the news to your spouse.  Sometimes your partner wants a divorce also. Sometimes he or she may know it's coming, based on prior discussions…
Rank this Week: 3585

The Dallas Divorce Blog

The Dallas Divorce Blog

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

http://chrislawyerblog.com
  • Aug 28

    September and Standard Possession Order in Texa

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

    Standard Visitation in August

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

    May Standard Possession Order in Texa

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

McLean County Divorce

Covers Illinois family law. By Jon D. McLaughlin.

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

    Spousal maintenance guidelines become law in Illinoi

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

    Interesting Postnuptial Agreement Case in Illinoi

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

    Eavesdropping Statute

    Eavesdropping Statute
    People v. Clark and People v. Melongo Today, in two separate decisions, People v. Clark, 2014 IL 115776, andPeople v. Melongo, 2014 IL 114852, the Illinois Supreme Court considered the constitutionality of several…
Rank this Week: 3602

My Arizona Criminal, Child Abuse…

My Arizona Criminal, Child Abuse and Neglect Attorney

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

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

    Calling the Police and What To Do When They Arrive

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

    Sex Offender Registry Injustice

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

    Children Saved from Hot Car

    Children Saved from Hot Car
    It’s scary to think that anyone would leave their children locked in a car during the summer months. Recently, a Texas mother did just that. She went to get her hair cut at a salon and left her children in … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 3118

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: 3761

New Jersey Divorce Law Blog

New Jersey Divorce Law Blog

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

http://www.njdivorcelawyerblog.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3636

Maryland Lawyer Blog

Maryland Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.ostendorflaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 26

    How To Find Hidden Assets In A High-Income Divorce

    How To Find Hidden Assets In A High-Income Divorce
    Uncovering hidden assets is the bane of attorneys handling high income divorce cases. Any lawyer can use interrogatories and a request for production of documents, spot issues from facts and construct an argument that advances the…
  • Jan 22

    Modification of Child Custody and Visitation in Maryland

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

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

    Housing Finance Reform: Government Reinventing the Wheel Rather Than Sticking With What Worked
    Housing finance reform has been at the center of debates on how to ensure a stable economy since the Great Depression. Recently, in light of the 2007 economic crisis, lawmakers introduced a new bill in the Senate to address reforms. The bill…
Rank this Week: 3130

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…
Rank this Week: 3692

Pittsburgh Divorce Law Blog

Pittsburgh Divorce Law Blog

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

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

    Same Sex Marriage in PA

    Same Sex Marriage in PA
    It’s official:  the federal court ruling legalizing same-sex-marriage in Pennsylvania will not be appealed by Pennsylvania’s governor.   Let’s take a look at the winners and losers.        …
  • Mar 4

    Divorce – Protecting Your Mental Health

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

    UPDATE: Parental Coordinators in PA

    UPDATE: Parental Coordinators in PA
    Pennsylvania experimented with the use of a parental coordinator in custody cases, as you may recall from a prior post on this site  That is to say, in PA, a judge could appoint a parental coordinator to enforce a custody…
Rank this Week: 3299

Law Office of Martin Murphy Blog

Law Office of Martin Murphy Blog

Covers mediation, collaborative law and family law in Massachusetts.

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

    Massachusetts Wed Same-Sex Couple Allowed to Divorce in Pennsylvania

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

    Mediation of Custody in Massachusett

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

    Celebrity Divorce Raises Questions About Prenuptial Agreement

    Celebrity Divorce Raises Questions About Prenuptial Agreement
    Another celebrity divorce scandal is in the newspapers. This time, the controversy involves comedian and talk show host Sherri Shepherd and her husband of nearly three years. According to the Los Angeles Times, the major areas of contention…
Rank this Week: 3491