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Tampa Divorce and Family Law

Tampa Divorce and Family Law

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

http://familylaw.tumblr.com/
  • Oct 20

    25 posts! Boom!

    25 posts! Boom!
    25 posts! Boom!
  • Oct 20

    What Do Family Law Attorneys Do?

    What Do Family Law Attorneys Do?
    What Do Family Law Attorneys Do? Family Law and Divorce Lawyers help guide people through some of the worst times of their lives. People many times liken a divorce to the same grieving process as if a close family member or spouse…
  • Sep 14

    I am divorced and I pay alimony. Can I stop paying alimony if I file bankruptcy?

    I am divorced and I pay alimony. Can I stop paying alimony if I file bankruptcy?
    Generally, no.  Spouses must continue to pay alimony even if they file bankruptcy. This includes the payment of past due alimony.  Section 523 is entitled “Exceptions to discharge.”  A person cannot…
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Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

By Alan Robert Burton.

http://www.bocaratondivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 20

    What is the Difference between an Annulment and a Divorce in Florida?

    What is the Difference between an Annulment and a Divorce in Florida?
    Many couples who get married later want to end their legal relationship. Generally speaking, the first option that people consider is divorce, but in certain situations there may be other options available. One of the most commonly used…
  • Oct 13

    What does my Florida Child Support Cover?

    What does my Florida Child Support Cover?
    Many people who must pay child support mistakenly believe that their payments should only ever be used to pay for a child’s basic needs, such as food, shelter, and clothing. Though child support laws intend for the support payments to…
  • Oct 9

    Supreme Court Opens the Door for Same-Sex Marriage in Numerous State

    Supreme Court Opens the Door for Same-Sex Marriage in Numerous State
    On Monday, October 6, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) declined to hear a number of cases involving marriage equality. The Court gave no explanation for this decision, though its refusal to be involved in the same-sex…
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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/
  • Oct 19

    Improving Statutory ‘Best Interest’ Factor

    Improving Statutory ‘Best Interest’ Factor
    With broad, fundamental changes to custody law under serious consideration in North Dakota and other states, looking at ways to improve existing “best interest” statutes may seem a bit mundane. The broad, sweeping changes that are…
  • Oct 4

    “Commitment to marriage” as a new “best interests” factor

    “Commitment to marriage” as a new “best interests” factor
    Covenant marriage laws, like proposals to reinstate fault-based divorce, are addressed to the grounds for divorce. It is unclear how, if at all, they would affect the outcome of custody cases. Whether a legislature decides to enact either…
  • Sep 28

    Covenant marriage

    Covenant marriage
    A covenant marriage is one in which the husband and wife enter into an agreement (“covenant”) that their marriage vows will be legally binding. That is to say, they agree that a divorce may be granted only if one or the other…
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electronic divorce attorney

electronic divorce attorney

Covers Michigan divorce and family law matters. By Timothy P. Flynn.

http://electronicdivorceattorney.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 18

    Senate Bill Prevents Lawyers From Soliciting in Newly Filed Divorce

    Senate Bill Prevents Lawyers From Soliciting in Newly Filed Divorce
    We lawyers are not supposed to be soliciting anyway, as it is expressly prohibited in the Rules of Professional Conduct.  But over the years, a small group of divorce lawyers, unable to get clients any other way, send solicitation…
  • Sep 26

    Active Military Duty Mom Loses Custody via Court of Appeal

    Active Military Duty Mom Loses Custody via Court of Appeal
    Here is a tough choice: to serve your country through military service, or to continue being the primary care provider for your preschooler.  That is the decision a Wayne County mother had to make recently as she contemplated her options…
  • Sep 21

    Family Pressure: When the Pot Boils Over

    Family Pressure: When the Pot Boils Over
    By: Amanda ChapmanAn interesting book was released earlier this summer, “Marriage Markets” by June Carbone and Naomi Cahn, which describes the state of marriage in our modern American society.  As a divorce lawyer, I found…
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Michael A. Meschino Blog

Michael A. Meschino Blog

Covers Illinois family law.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelaw.org/blog/
  • Oct 17

    Avoid the probate process with a trust

    Avoid the probate process with a trust
        Two sons are currently taking their sister to court, accusing her of taking over their now-deceased parents’ multimillion-dollar estate and disinherited her siblings. According to the Daily Business Review, the…
  • Oct 13

    Should Illinois expand the use of speed cameras?

    Should Illinois expand the use of speed cameras?
    Although Illinois currently allows the use of speed cameras in cities that have at least one million residents, a bill recently filed would enable any city in the state to use these devices, according to the Illinois General Assembly. The…
  • Oct 9

    Illinois’ consent law and your rights concerning chemical testing

    Illinois’ consent law and your rights concerning chemical testing
    Law enforcement recently reported that an Illinois man was involved in a series of hit-and-run accidents. According to The News-Gazette, the 37-year-old collided with four vehicles in separate crashes over the course of just eight minutes.…
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Maryland Family Law

Maryland Family Law

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

http://mdfamilylaw.typepad.com/sunderman/
  • Oct 16

    Don't trip over those loose ends!

    Don't trip over those loose ends!
    There are many things to consider while going through a divorce and separation. Even once you have a comprehensive agreement, or a final judgment of divorce, there still may be other steps to take. For example, you or your spouse...
  • Oct 14

    E-Filing in Maryland Begins Today!

    E-Filing in Maryland Begins Today!
    Today marks the first day of e-filing in Maryland, which is now mandatory for Anne Arundel County courts, the Court of Special Appeals and the Court of Appeals. More counties will be added in coming years. Many attorneys are already...
  • Oct 1

    Change in domestic violence standard

    Change in domestic violence standard
    October 1st, a new law goes into effect changing the standard for domestic violence protective orders. The new standard is "preponderance of the evidence," which will make it easier for a petitioner to get a protective order.
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Minnesota Divorce and Family Law…

Minnesota Divorce and Family Law Blog

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

http://divorcelawyermn.com/minnesota-divorce-blog/
  • Oct 12

    Moving the Children Within the State

    Moving the Children Within the State
    Previous posts have addressed the issue of moving minor children outside of Minnesota, which requires either the consent of the other parent or permission of the family court.  That rule suggests that a parent residing with children in…
  • Jun 16

    Family Courts Are Not Fulfilling ICMC Timing Goal

    Family Courts Are Not Fulfilling ICMC Timing Goal
    When a marriage dissolution case is first filed with the court, most metro area Minnesota courts schedule the case for an Initial Case Management Conference (ICMC).  This is a non-contested, non-litigious step in the process that gives…
  • Apr 24

    Divorce Using Paralegal Service Lacks Cost-Benefit

    Divorce Using Paralegal Service Lacks Cost-Benefit
    When someone (or some couple) is getting divorced, and has no disputes, the case often is suited for being drafted up by a paralegal service.  Divorce paralegal services tend to be low-cost, but are able to complete the divorce paperwork…
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Domestic Diversions

Domestic Diversions

Covers relationships, families and family law.

http://domesticdiversions.com
  • Oct 10

    The true cost of Facebook: your marriage?

    The true cost of Facebook: your marriage?
    Ozy highlights a Boston University study suggesting Facebook is “a positive, significant predictor of divorce rate and spousal troubles.” Apparently, Henry David Thoreau* was right about true cost: “The price of anything is…
  • Sep 15

    Who has the power to change your life?

    Who has the power to change your life?
    CNN celebrated Positive Thinking Day (September 13th) by offering “five expert tips to help you think yourself well.” The point is to take responsibility for your happiness and to do something. Sara Cheshire included these tips…
  • Sep 8

    Top tips for conscientious conscious capital uncoupling

    Top tips for conscientious conscious capital uncoupling
    The Wall Street Journal focuses divorcing couples on financial planning for “getting unmarried.” Veronica Dagher offers and discusses these tips (excerpt): 1. Know What You Own and Make Copies. . . . 2. Save and Budget. . . . 3.…
Rank this Week: 3036

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: 3239

Massachusetts Criminal Law Blog

Massachusetts Criminal Law Blog

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

http://www.massachusettscriminallawblog.com/
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Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.indianafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    MICHELE JACKSON NAMED FINALIST FOR INDY'S BEST AND BRIGHTEST AWARD

    MICHELE JACKSON NAMED FINALIST FOR INDY'S BEST AND BRIGHTEST AWARD
    For the second year in a row, attorney Michele Jackson has been selected as a finalist for the annual Indy's Best and Brightest award ceremony created by Junior Achievement. The event will honor 100 of central Indiana's most outstanding…
  • Sep 11

    Attorney Christine Douglas volunteers at Mediation Day

    Attorney Christine Douglas volunteers at Mediation Day
    Attorney Christine Douglas will be volunteering with the IndyBar Alternative Dispute Resolution division at the 5th annual Mediation Day on Friday, September 26th. Mediation Day provides a service to the courts and community by volunteering…
  • Sep 5

    Attorney Michele Jackson among community leaders modeling for Dress For Succe

    Attorney Michele Jackson among community leaders modeling for Dress For Succe
    Tonight is the 12th annual Stepping Out In Style fundraising event presented by Dress for Success Indianapolis and PNC Bank at the JW Mariott in Indianapolis. Stepping Out in Style is a fundraising event to raise money to support Dress for…
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Law Matters Blog

Law Matters Blog

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

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

    Vermont’s Star Chamber Blacklists The Poor

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

    What you should know about employment discrimination

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

    What you should know about employment discrimination

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

Baum Law Offices

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

http://baumlawoffices.com/blog/
  • Sep 6

    Maryland Marijuana Citation and Civil Citation FAQ

    Maryland Marijuana Citation and Civil Citation FAQ
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - Law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland.The purpose of the following post is to answer some frequently asked questions concerning the…
  • Aug 11

    Legal Definition of Possession

    Legal Definition of Possession
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - Law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland.Based on my experience working with defendants in thousands of Maryland possession cases, most…
  • Jul 3

    What is the Maryland Estate Tax?

    What is the Maryland Estate Tax?
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland.At the time this is being posted, Maryland is among the group of 20 states (including DC) that…
Rank this Week: 3104

HeyAnnette

HeyAnnette

Covers Arizona family law. By Annette T. Burns.

http://heyannette.com/blog/
  • Sep 3

    When the Parents Have to be Good Sport

    When the Parents Have to be Good Sport
    I don’t know how parents do it.  A recent New York Times article noted that parents are exhausted and harassed by the kids’ sports schedules.  Calling the sports system the “youth sports juggernaut”…
  • Sep 1

    Volk v. Brame, 1-CA-SA 14-0079

    Volk v. Brame, 1-CA-SA 14-0079
    In Volk v. Commissioner Brame, a Father took a Special Action Petition on his claim that he was denied a hearing and the opportunity to present testimony, resulting in a denial of due process through Maricopa County’s Expedited Services…
  • Aug 28

    Parent Transition Reports, Part II

    Parent Transition Reports, Part II
    As a follow up to my last post on Parent Communication/ Transition Reports, here are some examples of straightforward News or Transition Reports that would likely be helpful to the other parent. Notice that these are straightforward, give…
Rank this Week: 3479

New Jersey Divorce Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Divorce Lawyers Blog

Covers family law. By Law Offices of Brian D. Iton.

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

    Limited Duration Alimony in New Jersey

    Limited Duration Alimony in New Jersey
    Limited duration alimony is alimony for a limited period of time (number of years). It is used in marriages where the spouse who will be receiving the alimony needs the money to maintain the marital standard of living for a period of time…
  • Aug 19

    Rehabilitative Alimony in New Jersey

    Rehabilitative Alimony in New Jersey
    As its name implies rehabilitative alimony is money paid from one spouse to the other to help “rehabilitate” the spouse receiving the alimony after the marriage is dissolved. Rehabilitative alimony is usually awarded or agreed…
  • Aug 12

    Reimbursement Alimony in New Jersey

    Reimbursement Alimony in New Jersey
    Of the four types of alimony awarded in New Jersey reimbursement alimony is the most rarely used. It covers the situation where the parties pool their money to send one of them to get an advanced degree which they both intend to benefit from.…
Rank this Week: 2984

My Arizona Divorce Lawyer

My Arizona Divorce Lawyer

Provides analysis and commentary on family law matters in Arizona. By Gregg R. Woodnick, PLLC.

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

    Should I Get a Divorce?

    Should I Get a Divorce?
    Everyone experiences difficulties at various points in life. These concerns can be numerous and minor, few and severe, or any combination between. Families endure financial hardship, healthcare problems, emotional and psychological…
  • Aug 5

    Special Divorce Considerations for Physician

    Special Divorce Considerations for Physician
    After representing numerous doctors (and the spouses of doctors) in Arizona, we realized that physician divorces are different.  It is not that the law treats doctors uniquely.  It is that there are a host of considerations that are…
  • Aug 4

    Children Saved from a Hot Car

    Children Saved from a 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…
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The Woodlands Divorce Attorney,…

The Woodlands Divorce Attorney, Conroe Divorce Attorney

Covers divorce and family law in the Woodlands and Houston. By Richard L. Shea.

http://thewoodlandsdivorce.com
  • Aug 12

    Federally Governed Life Insurance and Divorce

    Federally Governed Life Insurance and Divorce
    The final property division settlement in your Woodlands divorce case is the end of one part of your case, and the beginning of a very important next step. That step is to carry out the division of property described in Read More
  • Jun 24

    Pre-Marriage Stock Options and Separate Property

    Pre-Marriage Stock Options and Separate Property
    Last time we looked at how to determine which portion of a stock option grant is separate property when the stock option is granted during the marriage. There is a different law and formula for determining the separate property treatment …
  • Jun 5

    Are Stock Options and Restricted Stock Community Property?

    Are Stock Options and Restricted Stock Community Property?
    Your separate property receives special protection when it comes to dividing property during a Woodlands Divorce. As a result of that protection, it is important to correctly identify every piece of property you own as separate property or…
Rank this Week: 3211

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: 3548

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…
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Family Law Insights

Family Law Insights

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

http://www.knclawfirm.com/category/blog/family-law/
  • Jun 12

    Family Law Insights – Child Custody

    Family Law Insights – Child Custody
    Jeff Cleghorn’s Family Law Insights The client-focused Family Law team… at Kitchens New Cleghorn, LLC. includes Jeff Cleghorn, Derek Krebs and Jonathan Forbes. As partner and head of the Family The post Family Law Insights…
  • May 22

    Information On The Effects Of Divorce On Children

    Information On The Effects Of Divorce On Children
    Divorce can be a difficult time for everyone involved, but especially for children of all ages. Many children naturally believe that divorce has something to do with an issue they… The post Information On The Effects Of Divorce On…
  • Feb 6

    The Rewards of Practicing Family Law in Atlanta

    The Rewards of Practicing Family Law in Atlanta
    by: Jeff Cleghorn One of the most rewarding benefits of practicing family law is helping clients through some of their most difficult times.  Family law, which can encompass divorce, child…The post The Rewards of Practicing Family…
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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: 3226

Alabama Law Blog of William…

Alabama Law Blog of William Pfeifer

Covers Alabama law.

http://williampfeifer.com/blog
  • 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: 3457

Between the Sheets: Adultery in…

Between the Sheets: Adultery in Divorce Cases in Virginia

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

http://jameshwilsonjr.com/
  • May 2

    The Economics of Adultery

    The Economics of Adultery
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/05/01/the-economics-of-adultery/ The Economics of Adultery   The post The Economics of Adultery appeared first on Between the Sheets: Adultery in Divorce Cases in Virginia.
  • Mar 15

    Communities Served by James H. Wilson, Jr., Attorney & Counsellor at Law

    Communities Served by James H. Wilson, Jr., Attorney & Counsellor at Law
    COMMUNITIES SERVED IN VIRGINIA Amelia County Amelia County, which includes the post office addresses of Amelia Court House, Jetersville, and Mannboro, Virginia, has a population of approximately 12,805 and covers 355 square miles in Central…
  • Mar 3

    Would it be a manifest injustice to deny spousal support in a Virginia divorce to a stay-at-home wife for her post-separation adultery?

    Would it be a manifest injustice to deny spousal support in a Virginia divorce to a stay-at-home wife for her post-separation adultery?
    Would it be a manifest injustice to deny spousal support in a Virginia divorce to a stay-at-home wife for her post-separation adultery? Yes, in the case of Barnes v. Barnes, 16 Va. App. 98, 428 S.E.2d 294 (1993), where the Virginia Court of…
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Ontario Family Law Blog

Ontario Family Law Blog

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

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

    Top Five Reasons Why You Need a Will

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

    Smart Divorce Option

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

    Post-Secondary Education and Child Support

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

GTH Estate Planning Blog

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

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

    We have common-law marriage, right?

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

    Update your beneficiary designation

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

    Estate planning in your 20s and 30

    Estate planning in your 20s and 30
    Most people in their first few decades don't have any estate planning done, and certainly don't have it at the top of their to-do list. But there are good reasons a person in their 20s or 30s should consider putting their intentions in…
Rank this Week: 3681

Cobb County Divorce Lawyer

Cobb County Divorce Lawyer

Covers divorce law. By Diane Cherry.

http://cobbcountydivorcelawyer.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 3379

New York Divorce Blog

New York Divorce Blog

Covers New York matrimonial and family law. By John R. McFadden III.

http://newyorkdivorceblog.com/
  • Jan 5

    Preliminary Conference

    Preliminary Conference
    The preliminary conference is the first court appearance in a contested divorce.  At this conference, the lawyers for the parties explain to the judge what issues in the case are unresolved such as child custody, child support, equitable…
  • Nov 2

    Attorney’s fee

    Attorney’s fee
    Attorney’s fees In 2010, the divorce law changed in that the legislature created a presumption that the monied spouse (the spouse with more money and a higher income) must pay the legal fees of the spouse who pays less.  This…
  • Mar 3

    This is a good article on common mistakes…

    This is a good article on common mistakes people make during divorces: http://www.divorce360.com/divorce-articles/law/advice/top-10-legal-mistakes-in-divorce.aspx?artid=866 For more information about New Yok Divorce visit: Divorce Attorneys,…
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The Gay Law Report

The Gay Law Report

Covers legal options for gay and lesbian couples. By Gideon I. Alper.

http://www.galperlaw.com/gay-law-report/
  • Nov 25

    When Will Your State Get Marriage Equality?

    When Will Your State Get Marriage Equality?
    I get a lot of questions from my Florida clients about when I think gay marriage will be legalized in Florida. I imagine that people across the country have similar questions about the states they live in–at least for those not…
  • Nov 1

    What You Can Do About LGBT Discrimination by Landlord

    What You Can Do About LGBT Discrimination by Landlord
    Usually landlords, whether they are managing a house or apartment, care about one thing: getting paid. But sometimes a landlord will go beyond that. A landlord might decide that a prospective tenant shouldn’t live in the property not…
  • Oct 25

    Gay Marriage and the IRS

    Gay Marriage and the IRS
    In August 2013, the U.S. Treasury and the IRS issued a ruling that these departments will recognize the marriages of same-sex couples legally married in a jurisdiction that allows same-sex marriage. This ruling applies regardless of whether…
Rank this Week: 3129

Questions & Answers About Divorce…

Questions & Answers About Divorce and Family Law

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

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

    Cutting the Cord: Child Emancipation Laws in Virginia

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

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

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

    Braxton Case Highlights Child Abuse in Virginia Foster Home

    Braxton Case Highlights Child Abuse in Virginia Foster Home
    The mission of the Virginia Beach Department of Human Services (DHS) is to “provide Virginia Beach citizens the opportunity to achieve the highest level of self-sufficiency, safety, and quality of life possible, through an array of…
Rank this Week: 3169

Hendrickson & Associates Blog

Hendrickson & Associates Blog

Covers divorce in California.

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

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

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

    When the Guns Come Out

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

    When the Guns Come Out

    When the Guns Come Out
    One of the most iconic firearms manufacturers since 1983, Glock, is seeing a divorce that couldn't have been scripted better by Hollywood. Gaston Glock (83) and Helga Glock (79) divorced in 2010 after Helga and her three adult children had…
Rank this Week: 3244

A Hudson, Ohio Lawyer's…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Supreme Court Decision Leaves Gay Divorce Questions Unanswered

    Supreme Court Decision Leaves Gay Divorce Questions Unanswered
    The recent Supreme Court rulings regarding gay marriage sent shockwaves through the family law world earlier this week. The overturning of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was especially influential and will lead to massive changes in the…
Rank this Week: 3279

Lee's Divorce & Family Law…

Lee's Divorce & Family Law Blog

Covers divorces in Alabama. By Lee Borden.

http://divorceinfo.com/blog
  • Jun 19

    Key Status Data

    Key Status Data
    Key Client Data The information is listed below for each case, in order of the case’s confidential Client ID. Client ID. Your confidential Client ID appears on your engagement letter with me. If you’ve misplaced your engagement…
  • Dec 5

    How We Boomers Are Changing Divorce in America

    How We Boomers Are Changing Divorce in America
    The US has the highest divorce rate in the world - with about 43% of marriages ending in divorce. Now we have new information about the rate at which aging baby boomers divorce. In their paper The Gray Divorce Revolution: Rising Divorce…
  • Dec 5

    “Profiting From Divorce”

    “Profiting From Divorce”
    There’s an interesting article in the NY Times this morning about the apparently shameful business of investing in people’s divorces. Hard for me to get too worked up about it. The story, which you cannot read without registering (but…
Rank this Week: 3177

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: 3378

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: 3366

DIY Divorce in Florida

DIY Divorce in Florida

Offers free legal tips to people representing themselves in Florida divorces. By Pamela S. Wynn.

http://diydivorce.typepad.com/diy_divorce_in_florida/
  • Mar 27

    Alimony Reform

    Alimony Reform
    PLease visit my law office blog to read about 2013 alimony reform www.pamelawynn.com/blog
  • Sep 19

    Florida Financial Affidavit - To File or Not to File?

    Florida Financial Affidavit - To File or Not to File?
    Those divorcing couples who have made Scalesagreements as to the property and children often want to skip filing a Florida financial affdiavit because
  • Aug 16

    What Does a Remand Mean in Your Divorce Case?

    What Does a Remand Mean in Your Divorce Case?
    If you are one of the lucky ones and succeed in your appeal, the appeallate court may "remand" your DIY divorce case to the trial...
Rank this Week: 3499

Maryland Divorce Lawyer Blog

Maryland Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Maryland divorce, marital property, protective orders and visitation. By Silverman Thompson Slutkin White.

http://www.marylanddivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 12

    Same Sex Marriage Licenses Issued by Maryland Clerks of Court

    Same Sex Marriage Licenses Issued by Maryland Clerks of Court
    On November 30, 2012 we blogged about the Attorney General’s Opinion on the issuance of same sex marriage licenses and when the clerks could issue same. It appears that the clerks have followed the guidance of his Opinion as the first…
  • Nov 30

    Maryland Attorney General Issues Opinion on When Courts Can Issue Same-Sex Marriage License

    Maryland Attorney General Issues Opinion on When Courts Can Issue Same-Sex Marriage License
    As we explained in our “How to Get Married Guide for Same Sex Couples” blog on November 8, 2012, same sex couples will be permitted to marry in Maryland as of January 1, 2013. However, couples will need to obtain a marriage…
  • Nov 29

    Maryland Opening Domestic Violence Visitation Center

    Maryland Opening Domestic Violence Visitation Center
    Baltimore will soon be the home to a supervised visitation center according to CBS Baltimore’s report on November 27, 2012. The Safe Havens center will allow victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence or…
Rank this Week: 3272

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: 3527

Maine Divorce Law Blog

Maine Divorce Law Blog

Covers all aspects of Maine family law, including divorce, separation, child support, mediation, spousal support, child custody and property rights. From Al Nye.

http://www.mainedivorcelawblog.com/
  • Oct 30

    Discretion by Allison Lotta

    Discretion by Allison Lotta
    Discretion by Allison Lotta Touchstone $25.00 hardcover, 321 pages, 978-1-4516-4484-5 (2012)  
  • Oct 15

    Patriots choke against Seattle

    Patriots choke against Seattle
    The Patriots blew a 13 point lead in the 4th quarter against the Seahawks and lost 24-23. This, unfortunately, seemed to be the Patriots of old. Think about last season. How did the Pats lose games? The offense sputtered and seemed…
  • Oct 5

    Taken 2 has arrived

    Taken 2 has arrived
    Taken 2 has just hit the theaters and my daughter Ali wants to see it bad. I enjoyed the first one too and will wait until she gets home from college at Thanksgiving so we can see it together. Anyone else out there waiting to see Laim Neeson…
Rank this Week: 3039

Family Law Update

Family Law Update

Covers California family law. By Kring & Chung Attorneys LLP.

http://www.kcfamilylawupdate.com/
  • Oct 8

    Wage Garnishment and Domestic Support Orders: Know Your Rights and Responsibilitie

    Wage Garnishment and Domestic Support Orders: Know Your Rights and Responsibilitie
    The two most common types of support orders in family law are for child support and spousal support. A child support order, for example, specifies a certain amount of money to be paid per month for the support of a child. In a bad economy,…
  • Aug 22

    Guideline Child Support in California

    Guideline Child Support in California
    By: Hoang-Anh Zapien When parties with children begin the divorce process, the first question they usually have is, “How much do I have to pay?” or “How much will I get?” in child support. In the state of California, the term…
  • Apr 5

    Evidence in a Divorce and/or Custody Hearing

    Evidence in a Divorce and/or Custody Hearing
    Many hearings in the family court involve supplying the court with evidence as to your claims. Only relevant and competent evidence can be received and considered by the court. Not every scrap of paper accumulated is going to be…
Rank this Week: 3627

Mari Law

Mari Law

Discusses family law and estate planning issues in Georgia. By Antonio B. Mari.

http://marilaw.wordpress.com
  • Aug 8

    Can I keep my house if I file bankruptcy in Georgia?

    Can I keep my house if I file bankruptcy in Georgia?
    Can I keep my house when filing bankruptcy in Cartersville? Cartersville Bankruptcy Attorney Answer
  • Jun 5

    Pricing Legal Service

    Pricing Legal Service
    Pricing Legal Services Have you ever hesitated to call a lawyer because you thought it would be too expensive? Often the perceived cost of hiring an attorney acts as a barrier to prevent people from fully protecting all their legal rights. In…
  • Oct 17

    How you can afford a lawyer… payment plans for every budget.

    How you can afford a lawyer… payment plans for every budget.
    Paying for a lawyer can be a major expense. Often a person will delay or simply not hire a lawyer because of this expense. This delay or lack of counsel can have severe negative consequences as many matters are time sensitive. If you are…
Rank this Week: 3454

Tennessee Divorce Lawyer Blog

Tennessee Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Tennessee divorce and family law. By Mary Frances Parker.

http://www.tennesseedivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Update on Grandparent Visitation Case

    Update on Grandparent Visitation Case
    Last month, we posted about a recent Tennessee Court of Appeals decision regarding grandparents' rights. We explained that the Tennessee grandparent visitation statute does not address the standard of proof for a grandparent or parent to…
  • Jul 29

    Can I Date While My Divorce Is Pending?

    Can I Date While My Divorce Is Pending?
    Going through a divorce is a difficult process - financially and emotionally. Many clients can't wait for the day their divorce will be final so that they can move on with their lives. Some spouses even look forward to dating other people,…
  • Jun 19

    Can My Child's Other Parent Move Without My Permission?

    Can My Child's Other Parent Move Without My Permission?
    Summer is here, and prime moving season is upon us. We have had several phone calls over the past few weeks about whether a non-married parent may move, despite the other parent's objection. The answer is... usually, yes.
Rank this Week: 3708

New York Family Law Voice

New York Family Law Voice

Covers divorce and family law. By Albie Myburgh.

http://www.newyorkfamilylawvoice.com
  • Jun 10

    Manhattan Divorce Lawyers: Like a Surgeon

    Manhattan Divorce Lawyers: Like a Surgeon
    In many ways, Manhattan divorces are akin to surgery: Invasive? Sure. Painful? Probably. Scary. Of course. Messy? They don’t have to be if you have a skilled Manhattan divorce lawyer who can help you sort through the details.
  • Jun 1

    Manhattan Divorce Lawyers: Consider a Post-Nuptial Agreement to Save Your Marriage

    Manhattan Divorce Lawyers: Consider a Post-Nuptial Agreement to Save Your Marriage
    Most people are well-aware of what a Manhattan prenuptial agreement entails. Less familiar, our Manhattan divorce lawyers understand, is a post-nuptial agreement. It’s  a concept gaining steam, though.
  • May 20

    Manhattan Child Custody Agreements: Listen to the Child

    Manhattan Child Custody Agreements: Listen to the Child
    When it comes to Manhattan child custody cases, it’s rare that children are given a great deal of say in the matter. Many child custody attorneys believe it’s time for that to change.
Rank this Week: 3313

SC Family Law

SC Family Law

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

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

    What does Joint Custody mean?

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

    Facebook - Friend or Foe?

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

    Is the cost of Divorce too High?

    Is the cost of Divorce too High?
    Who do you think is responsible for the high costs associated with a divorce or custody hearing? Should attorneys offer alternative fee arrangements to hourly billing?
Rank this Week: 3541

Divorce Manual

Divorce Manual

Looks at the British Family Justice System which encourages reform through Collaborative Law and legislation. By Natasha Phillips.

http://divorcemanual.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    Multiple Cybernality Disorder

    Multiple Cybernality Disorder
    It sounds silly, but give it time. People like me may not be well – we collect stuff on the web; from dating sites, to forums, social media groups, entire libraries of reading material for every occasion and finally, personal blogs. I…
  • May 21

    LoreCast

    LoreCast
    LoreCast for the week ending Friday 21st May.
  • May 12

    Relationships Scotland

    Relationships Scotland
    Relationships Scotland is an organisation offering support to families through mediums such as mediation and counselling and their aim is to reach out to families who are looking for help. They are also in the running to win a website…
Rank this Week: 3564

Real Divorce Mediation

Real Divorce Mediation

By Debra Synovec.

http://www.wholemediation.com/rdmblog/
  • May 15

    Curiosity Is Everything

    Curiosity Is Everything
    John Medina points out in Brain Rules that curiosity is everything. Curious mind.  Cpen mind.  Responsive mind.  All three advance your divorce settlement conversations.
  • May 2

    How Many Mediators Does It Take?

    How Many Mediators Does It Take?
    The 17th Annual Dispute Resolution Conference, an outstanding event sponsored by the Washington Law School Foundation ,the
  • Apr 25

    Mediation Is Better Process for Divorce

    Mediation Is Better Process for Divorce
    Last Thursday I had the opportunity to hear Gloria Steinem, author and activist, famous for the Women’s Liberation Movement, speak at a fundraising luncheon for the YWCA.  She spoke in part about how empowerment starts with the least…
Rank this Week: 3525