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Family Law Matters Blog

Family Law Matters Blog

Covers New York family law. By Deborah Hope Wayne.

http://www.familylawmatters-blog.com/
  • Aug 27

    Military Divorce: Considerations for a Peaceful Proce

    Military Divorce: Considerations for a Peaceful Proce
    I've written a few pieces on divorce and always tried to point out how the divorce process can be different for every couple, depending on their specific circumstances. With the amount of military families in America, it is also important to…
  • Aug 18

    Second Parent Adoption

    Second Parent Adoption
    Many people are aware of step-parent adoptions in which a person may legally adopt his or her spouse's children in order to become a legal parent. However, there is also an option for same-sex couples as well as non-married couples: second…
  • Aug 5

    As Less Couples Say "I Do," More Couples Opt for No-Nup

    As Less Couples Say "I Do," More Couples Opt for No-Nup
    I've blogged before about different elements of pre-nups and how to approach making one with your significant other. However, the focus of pre-nups is usually about opening up communication channels and building a foundation for a healthy…
Rank this Week: 3598

Llabona Law Blog

Llabona Law Blog

Covers Florida family law issues.

http://www.llabona.com/blog/
  • Aug 26

    Federal Court Rules Florida Ban on Same-Sex Marriage Unconstitutional

    Federal Court Rules Florida Ban on Same-Sex Marriage Unconstitutional
    Gay and lesbian rights advocates continued their historic run last week as a federal judge deemed Florida’s same-sex marriage ban as unconstitutional. Although the landmark victory opens the door to same-sex marriage possibilities in…
  • Aug 19

    Racism Concerns Stunt Domestic Adoption

    Racism Concerns Stunt Domestic Adoption
    Florida’s international adoption rates are on the upswing. While it’s welcome news for adoptive parents in Canada, the uptick is more worrisome in America. According to adoption officials, Floridian mothers – citing very…
  • Aug 9

    Florida Woman Fighting Same Sex Ban for Preventing Her Divorce

    Florida Woman Fighting Same Sex Ban for Preventing Her Divorce
    Marriage rights for homosexuals have been a hot topic for a number of years now. Florida, which fairly easily passed a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage back in 2008, has been dragged back into the fight by one Florida woman, but…
Rank this Week: 3465

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Aug 26

    What Does It Mean to be “Driving”?

    What Does It Mean to be “Driving”?
    This is the second post in our “Arkansas DWI Answers” series. (For the first post, go here.) Our goal with this series is simple: We want you to understand Arkansas DWI and DUI laws so that you can make informed decisions. (For…
  • Aug 23

    Estate Planning for a Patriarch

    Estate Planning for a Patriarch
    The concept of stewardship is at the heart of our estate planning practice here at Wilson & Haubert. When someone works hard for their stuff, we like for them to be able to keep it for as long as possible. And when they can’t keep…
  • Aug 21

    What Does it Mean to be “Intoxicated”?

    What Does it Mean to be “Intoxicated”?
    This is the first post in what we hope to be an ongoing (and informative!) series: Arkansas DWI Answers. As Arkansas DWI attorneys, our goal is simply to answer the most common questions about Arkansas DWI and DUI in plain English so you can…
Rank this Week: 3070

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Resources for helping your children through divorce

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

    Embryo donation and Indiana law

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

    Harden Jackson takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and Donate

    Harden Jackson takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and Donate
    The Indiana family law attorneys of Harden Jackson donated $500 to the ALS Association AND took the Ice Bucket Challenge. Man, that was cold! Who's next?
Rank this Week: 3044

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, paternity and legal separation issues. By Roy M. Doppelt and Associates.

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

    Spouse Seeking Attorney Fees in Divorce Must Show "Disparity" Between the Partie

    Spouse Seeking Attorney Fees in Divorce Must Show "Disparity" Between the Partie
    In many divorce cases, one spouse often earns a greater income or has easier access to financial resources than the other. For the less advantaged spouse, this can present a multitude of problems throughout the proceedings. But fortunately,…
  • Aug 19

    Modification of Spousal Support Requires "Material Change in Circumstances"

    Modification of Spousal Support Requires "Material Change in Circumstances"
    California law sets forth a list of factors for courts to consider when issuing an order of spousal support as part of a divorce judgment. These guidelines govern marital dissolution proceedings in San Diego courts and throughout the state. …
  • Aug 12

    California Court May Award Attorney Fees in Divorce Case

    California Court May Award Attorney Fees in Divorce Case
    The California Family Code strives to create an even playing field for spouses who are going through divorce proceedings. One significant matter concerns the ability of each spouse to be represented by an attorney. In many cases, one party…
Rank this Week: 2966

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

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

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

    Rehabilitative Alimony: A Big Change

    Rehabilitative Alimony: A Big Change
    Hi there, On August 1, 2014, the Supreme Judicial Court rendered its second decision (no doubt of many) on the cases coming in on the new Alimony Reform Act.  The case is an appeal from a decision of Justice Amy Blake, who has just been…
  • Aug 4

    Lawyers, Legalese and Latin: Why Lawyers Are Such Language Junkie

    Lawyers, Legalese and Latin: Why Lawyers Are Such Language Junkie
    Hi there, I think of myself as a down-to-earth person,  but I unthinkingly use language that is the opposite. I blame this on my law school education, although I think lawyers self-select with a love of language and words. Last…
  • Jul 31

    Please Nominate Us for the ABA Journal’s Top 100 Blawgs!

    Please Nominate Us for the ABA Journal’s Top 100 Blawgs!
    Hi there, Please indulge me as I ask for a very quick  favor. The American Bar Association Journal is accepting nominations for their Blawg 100 Amici, an annual list of the 100 best legal blogs. If you’re a fan of…
Rank this Week: 4909

New Jersey Family Law Blog

New Jersey Family Law Blog

Covers alimony, child support, child custody, divorce and more. By the Rotolo Law Firm.

http://www.newjerseyfamilylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2826

Denver Divorce Attorney Blog

Denver Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers Colorado family law, child custody and child support. By Plog & Stein, PC.

http://www.denverdivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    Recent Colorado Appellate Case Discusses Arbitration in the Divorce Context

    Recent Colorado Appellate Case Discusses Arbitration in the Divorce Context
    Arbitration has become more and more popular in the last few years, as litigants opt to resolve their issues outside of the formal courtroom and in the more informal setting of arbitration. Although not as formal as a courtroom, the…
  • Aug 2

    Modification of Spousal Support Orders in Colorado Divorce

    Modification of Spousal Support Orders in Colorado Divorce
    In many Colorado divorce proceedings, the court will determine that one spouse must provide some form of support to another spouse. Often, this is because one spouse put his or her career or education on hold to care for the marital home, or…
  • Jul 23

    Child Custody Laws for Same-Sex Couples in Colorado are Far From Certain

    Child Custody Laws for Same-Sex Couples in Colorado are Far From Certain
    One of the most important aspects of any divorce proceeding is who is going to retain custody of the children. For opposite-sex Colorado divorces, there are rules that have been applied and defined over the years that create settled…
Rank this Week: 4821

Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer Blog

Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida family law. By A. James Mullaney.

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

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

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

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

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

    More to being in Contempt than not Paying

    More to being in Contempt than not Paying
    There is more to being in civil contempt than simply not paying your support obligations (child support or alimony).First, the Court must find that there is a valid order for support that has been unpaid. This is usually the easy part of the…
Rank this Week: 4759

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

Covers Florida real estate law, foreclosure defense, bankruptcy, estate planning and family law.

http://www.thorpelawfirm.com/blog/
  • Aug 25

    Parliament House Files Bankruptcy

    Parliament House Files Bankruptcy
    Parliament House, an iconic gay destination entertainment complex and resort in Orlando, Florida, has filed for bankruptcy. The parent company is currently $15.5 million in debt. Set on 4.5-acres along Orange Blossom Trail, just about one and…
  • Aug 11

    Argentina Looking at Bankruptcy after Another Default

    Argentina Looking at Bankruptcy after Another Default
    On July 30, 2014, a court-appointed mediator representing Argentina told the press that the country would be defaulting on debts for a second time. “Imminently…in default” on nearly $20 billion of obligations. This happened…
  • Jul 28

    Energy Future Holdings Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    Energy Future Holdings Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
    Dallas-based Energy Future Holdings, a Dallas-Based company, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after coming to a deal with its creditors. The petition was filed in Delaware. The deal calls for the company to dissolve its retail arms and…
Rank this Week: 3687

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/
  • Aug 24

    Custody law reform: letting the child decide

    Custody law reform: letting the child decide
    The suggestion is sometimes made that custody decisions should not be based on either parental rights or a judge’s opinions about what is best for a child. Instead, children should be empowered to make their own choices as to custody.…
  • Aug 17

    Primary Attachment Figure

    Primary Attachment Figure
    Because children may suffer emotional or psychological damage if they either are not allowed to form an attachment to a caregiver, or are separated from a person to whom they have formed an attachment, it could make sense to apply a custodial…
  • Aug 10

    The approximation rule, revisited

    The approximation rule, revisited
    Because the primary caretaker presumption granted sole custody to a parent on the basis of which parent has spent the majority of time caring for the child, it has been criticized for discounting the importance of the 49% caregiver, and…
Rank this Week: 3161

King Law Offices Blog

King Law Offices Blog

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

http://kinglawoffices.com/blog/
  • Aug 24

    Do I Really Need to do a Title Search?

    Do I Really Need to do a Title Search?
    When someone buys a new home or new property, a title search needs to be conducted to make sure there are no problems with the title of the house or property. For example, if you purchase land that has a lien attached to it, you, as the new…
  • Aug 21

    Local Attorney Brittany Waters Joins Our Firm

    Local Attorney Brittany Waters Joins Our Firm
    Lifelong Cleveland County resident and local attorney Brittany Waters joined King, Crotts, Duncan & Jaynes with a new position in their Shelby office.  Ms. Waters has concentrated her practice around family law, criminal law, and…
  • Aug 19

    How Facebook and Social Media Can Affect your Child Custody Case

    How Facebook and Social Media Can Affect your Child Custody Case
    The majority of people today are, in some way, linked in to social media. This allows families to keep in contact with each other like never before. However, in some child custody situations social media can pose a huge problem. Most child…
Rank this Week: 3414

All Family Law Group, P.A.

All Family Law Group, P.A.

Covers divorce, family law and bankruptcy.

http://www.familymaritallaw.blogspot.com
  • Aug 23

    Proposed Alimony Revision Legislation in Florida

    Proposed Alimony Revision Legislation in Florida
    Florida legislation currently creates a presumption of permanent alimony for long-term marriages, while simultaneously creating a presumption against permanent alimony in short-term marriages. This legislation has drawn the attention…
  • Aug 12

    Later in Life Divorce & Finance

    Later in Life Divorce & Finance
    America’s divorce rate might be on the decline for most age groups, but amongst one group it’s hitting record highs. Who’s behind the spike? Baby boomers. The divorce rate for the over-50 crowd has more than tripled in the past 20…
  • Aug 10

    Til Death Do Us Part, Whether We Like It Or Not: Same Sex Divorce in Florida

    Til Death Do Us Part, Whether We Like It Or Not: Same Sex Divorce in Florida
    In March, a Tampa-area couple made headlines when they filed for a divorce. What made their divorce so special? Their gender. The couple, both women, had been married in Massachusetts years before. When they decided to end their union, they…
Rank this Week: 3455

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/
  • Aug 22

    Bill Protects Soldiers in Child Custody Case

    Bill Protects Soldiers in Child Custody Case
    A bill has been proposed to protect military members in child custody cases while serving overseas. The proposed bill responds to a Lenawee County judge's decision to order a sailor to come to court despite him being aboard a U.S. submarine.…
  • Aug 15

    Same-Sex Couples Facing Issues with Divorce and Child Custody.

    Same-Sex Couples Facing Issues with Divorce and Child Custody.
    An article was recently published by USA Today, describing the legal issues that same-sex couples face when trying to divorce. Since not all states recognize same-sex marriages, divorce proves near impossible. Even if the couples try to…
  • Aug 7

    How Does Michigan Compare to Other States when Filing for Divorce?

    How Does Michigan Compare to Other States when Filing for Divorce?
    According to an August 6, 2014 ABC News article, some states are worse than others in terms of filing for divorce. The top 7 worst states for divorce are as follows: Nebraska: In Nebraska, the State requires a filing fee of $157.00 and 420…
Rank this Week: 2842

Family Law Topics

Family Law Topics

Covers family and divorce law. By Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP.

http://www.familylawtopics.com/
  • Aug 21

    Back-to-school tips for divorced parent

    Back-to-school tips for divorced parent
    Effective, amicable communication with your ex-spouse about your children’s needs is always the goal, but achieving it can be a tall order in times of stress—and the beginning of the school year can be one of the most stressful.…
  • Aug 1

    Custody Awards to Stay at Home Fathers – Myth or Reality

    Custody Awards to Stay at Home Fathers – Myth or Reality
    Most people would like to believe that custody laws in Illinois are gender neutral. While earlier case law favored mothers of young children under “the tender years doctrine”, in an effort to be more gender neutral, the custody…
  • Jul 23

    A Major Blow to Obamacare? Depends on who you ask

    A Major Blow to Obamacare? Depends on who you ask
    In an odd twist, just hours apart, two Federal Appellate Courts came out with different answers to the same questions, regarding a provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, (also known as the “ACA” or…
Rank this Week: 3203

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: 3706

Durham Family Law Journal.com

Durham Family Law Journal.com

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

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

    IS YOUR RELATIONSIP 'GOOD ENOUGH"?"?

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

    A Simple Communications Model to Use

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

    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE - A Persisitent Threat to Women in the USA

    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE - A Persisitent Threat to Women in the USA
     In a recent New York Times OP-ED Nicholas Kristof informs us that in the United States, domestic violence claims the life of an American Woman every six hours and strikes 25% of all American women in their lifetimes.  Such…
Rank this Week: 3696

Harris Firm Blog

Harris Firm Blog

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

http://www.theharrisfirmllc.com/harrisfirmblog/
  • Aug 21

    ChildSupport

    ChildSupport
    Child Support in Alabama Child support is the financial obligation that the non-custodial parent must pay to the custodial parent to help with the basic expenses of the child.  All states have their own laws with specific guidelines or…
  • Aug 12

    ChildCustody

    ChildCustody
    Child Custody in Alabama In Alabama, there are generally two different types of custody, legal custody and physical custody.  Legal custody is the right to make decisions concerning the child’s health, education, religion, and…
  • Jul 23

    Alimony

    Alimony
    Alimony in Alabama Alimony is sometimes called spousal support or spousal maintenance and is where one spouse is ordered to pay the other spouse a certain amount of money periodically for a temporary term or permanently.  Alimony is much…
Rank this Week: 3031

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/
  • Aug 19

    Managing shared expenses and payments electronically

    Managing shared expenses and payments electronically
    Parents know that raising kids is a great responsibility that becomes costly very quickly.  For those raising children between two homes, keeping track of shared parenting expenses is essential towards promoting financial stability…
  • Aug 13

    Defining Divorce Type

    Defining Divorce Type
    When a couple makes the decision to divorce, it may not always be clear where to begin with the whole process.  Across the United States, there are several approaches that a couple could take when divorcing, and choosing the right method…
  • Jul 2

    Keeping your kids healthy through the divorce proce

    Keeping your kids healthy through the divorce proce
    As a couple, making the decision to divorce or separate is a serious undertaking, especially if children are in the picture.  Kids across the globe go through the painful process of divorce and separation along with their parents,…
Rank this Week: 3260

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…
Rank this Week: 2840

Colorado Family Law Blog

Colorado Family Law Blog

Covers family law. By The Drexler Law Group, LLC.

http://www.coloradofamilylawblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    How Long Must I Wait?

    How Long Must I Wait?
    How Long Do I Have to Wait to Get a Divorce in Colorado? In Colorado, at least one spouse or partner in a civil union must be domiciled in Colorado for a minimum of 91 days prior to filing for a divorce.  In addition, the soonest a…
  • Jun 25

    Marijuana Lights Up Colorado Custody Battle

    Marijuana Lights Up Colorado Custody Battle
    With the passage of Colorado Amendment 64, adults over the age of 21 can legally possess up to an ounce of cannabis while traveling, can grow up to six cannabis plants (with a further restriction on maturity of the plants), and can legally…
  • Jun 25

    Marijuana Lights Up Colorado Custody Battle

    Marijuana Lights Up Colorado Custody Battle
    With the passage of Colorado Amendment 64, adults over the age of 21 can legally possess up to an ounce of cannabis while traveling, can grow up to six cannabis plants (with a further restriction on maturity of the plants), and can legally…
Rank this Week: 3235

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/
  • Aug 19

    Which State Will Have Jurisdiction Over My New Jersey Child Support Order If I Move?

    Which State Will Have Jurisdiction Over My New Jersey Child Support Order If I Move?
    Given that football pre-season has begun, I thought it would be great to share with you a New Jersey family law case that involves none other than former New York Giants star Ahmad Bradshaw. The case was centered on jurisdiction, an issue…
  • Aug 18

    In a New Jersey Divorce, When Is My Spouse Responsible for My Attorney Fees?

    In a New Jersey Divorce, When Is My Spouse Responsible for My Attorney Fees?
    Often during a marriage one spouse is more heavily involved in the finances than the other. As a New Jersey divorce attorney, this leads to many clients coming to my office in the dark about their finances or not having access to funds in…
  • Aug 14

    What Expenses Are Included In New Jersey Child Support Guidelines?

    What Expenses Are Included In New Jersey Child Support Guidelines?
    As a New Jersey divorce attorney for over twenty years, I know first hand that one of the most popular questions I am asked on a daily basis by my clients is "what exactly is included in the New Jersey child support guidelines?" This seems to…
Rank this Week: 2668

Maryland Divorce Lawyer Blog

Maryland Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.marylanddivorcelawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 3546

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/
  • Aug 17

    Court must account for all property in Missouri divorce

    Court must account for all property in Missouri divorce
    Recent case:  Party to Missouri divorce cannot appeal until all claims addressed Wife appeals the circuit court’s judgment dissolving her marriage to Husband. Wife contends that the court erred in failing the distribute a marital…
  • Jun 27

    Missouri Attorney General issues statement on same-sex marriage

    Missouri Attorney General issues statement on same-sex marriage
    Jefferson City, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster today issued the following statement related to the St. Louis Recorder of Deeds issuing marriage licenses to several same-sex couples: “While I personally support the goal of…
  • Jun 17

    Attorney Fees Awarded on Defective Relocation Notice

    Attorney Fees Awarded on Defective Relocation Notice
    Recent Case:  Father was awarded sole custody and Mother ordered to pay attorney fees due to defective relocation notice. Missouri’s relocation statute requires a parent who intends to relocate the child for a period of more than…
Rank this Week: 3464

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Covers Virginia traffic and criminal law.

http://www.peterlouielaw.com/law-blog/
Rank this Week: 3631

Main Line Pennsylvania Family Law…

Main Line Pennsylvania Family Law Blog

By Bookspan Family Law Associates, LLC.

http://www.mainlinepafamilylawblog.com/
  • Aug 15

    Prepare for Divorce

    Prepare for Divorce
    Like anything else in life, things usually go better when we prepare for them. Not everyone can prepare for a divorce, sometimes it just comes at us when we least expect it. But if a divorce is something you are contemplating, taking the…
  • Mar 3

    Shared Custody Presents Special Issue

    Shared Custody Presents Special Issue
    Pennsylvania Court Rules that Schools Must Provide Transportation to Homes of Both Parents When separated or divorced parents enter into a child custody arrangement, numerous issues may be addressed. The terms of a particular…
  • Jan 23

    Pennsylvania's Child Custody Guideline

    Pennsylvania's Child Custody Guideline
    The Odds are Evened Between Parents The standard for determining child custody is what is in the best interests of the child. However, before Pennsylvania enacted a major change to its' custody statute, which can be found at 23 PA…
Rank this Week: 3471

Tennessee Collaborative Divorce…

Tennessee Collaborative Divorce Blog

Covers family law. By Papa & Roberts, PLLC.

http://www.tennesseecollaborativedivorceblog.com/
  • Aug 15

    The Role of Attorneys in Collaborative Divorce

    The Role of Attorneys in Collaborative Divorce
    One of many myths about lawyers is that in all professional circumstances they are called to be “zealous advocates” for their clients, which is typically interpreted to mean that the lawyer is to fight for what the client…
  • Jun 7

    Helping collaborative divorce clients effectively negotiate beyond just the facts and figures of the case

    Helping collaborative divorce clients effectively negotiate beyond just the facts and figures of the case
    Any dispute resolution process for families in conflict that adopts a problem-solving approach (such as divorce mediation and collaborative divorce), as opposed to an adversarial, competitive approach like litigation, understands that people…
  • Feb 17

    Attorney withdrawal provision in Collaborative Divorce Agreement

    Attorney withdrawal provision in Collaborative Divorce Agreement
    There are a number of things that set Collaborative Divorce apart from other ways of resolving family disputes, but perhaps most unique (and central) to Collaborative Divorce, is the provision in all Collaborative Divorce Participation…
Rank this Week: 3061

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: 3962

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/
  • 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…
  • Jun 18

    Training, Tax Credits and Loans for Connecticut Small Businesse

    Training, Tax Credits and Loans for Connecticut Small Businesse
    The Connecticut Department of Labor has announced that it is holding three Step Up Employers Conferences, all free of charge, to provide information to Connecticut employers interested in learning more about subsidized training and…
  • May 14

    Removal Proceedings Can Be Reopened In Same-Sex Marriage Case

    Removal Proceedings Can Be Reopened In Same-Sex Marriage Case
    Immigrants with a removal order are now eligible for relief based on their same-sex marriage to a U.S. citizen. At the April 10, 2014 American Immigration Lawyer’s Association/Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) liaison meeting,…
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Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By John S. Yohanan.

http://www.bayareadivorceattorneyblog.com/
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RandyWallace

RandyWallace

Blog about current issues in Mississippi law including personal injury, divorce and insurance.

http://randywallace.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 13

    Do children have a claim for alienation of affection?

    Do children have a claim for alienation of affection?
    The traditional law of alienation of affection cases is somewhat straight forward.   The tort of alienation of affections was recognized in Mississippi as early as 1926 in McRae v. Robinson, 145 Miss. 191, 110 So. 504 (1926). In Camp v.…
  • Jun 21

    Words that aren’t in the Constitution

    Words that aren’t in the Constitution
    Chris McDaniel is widely quoted as saying “The word ‘education’ is not in the Constitution. Because the word is not in the Constitution, it’s none of their business…”   This sounds interesting…
  • Jun 16

    A few funnies from the #MSSen race

    A few funnies from the #MSSen race
    Thad Cochran grew up doing “all kind of indecent things with animals.”  What?  You can’t be serious.  Cochran’s attempt at a joke was weird even for political standards.  Lesson for future…
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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…
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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/
  • 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…
  • Jun 4

    Reckless Endangerment in Maryland

    Reckless Endangerment in Maryland
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland.Maryland defines the crime of Reckless Endangerment under § 3-204 of Title 3 of its…
Rank this Week: 3639

Alabama Criminal and Family Lawyer…

Alabama Criminal and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers family and criminal law. By Skier & Associates.

http://www.alabamacriminalandfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 8

    AlabamaExpungement.com featured on WSFA’s Central Alabama Business Break

    AlabamaExpungement.com featured on WSFA’s Central Alabama Business Break
    I had the pleasure this morning of appearing on WSFA TV’s Central Alabama Business Break to discuss Alabama’s new expungement law and AlabamaExpungement.com. Click the link to see the video:…
  • Jun 22

    Expungement website is now live!

    Expungement website is now live!
    Skier & Associates is pleased to announce that our website describing the expungement process and how we plan to handle expungements for eligible clients is now LIVE. Visit http://www.alabamaexpungement.com/ to learn more about the…
  • Apr 25

    Basic Facts About Child Custody Modification

    Basic Facts About Child Custody Modification
    Often, divorced parents become dissatisfied with custody arrangements that are put in place by their divorce court years after the order was entered. Whether one parent feels that the other parent is not keeping up their end of parental…
Rank this Week: 3346

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois divorce law. From Michael Roe.

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

    Kane County Divorce: Co-Parenting Strategie

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

    Shared Parenting Challenges and Benefit

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

    How to Spot a Narcissist: Illinois Divorce

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

Fahnert Family Law Office

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

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

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  • Aug 1

    Does ethnicity matter in a divorce?

    Does ethnicity matter in a divorce?
    When I saw Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED speech, The danger of a single story, it brought back memories of case I dealt with last year. Maybe if the people involved in the case had seen this video, they would have been more aware of…
  • Jul 29

    Goethe: Love is an ideal thing…

    Goethe: Love is an ideal thing…
    Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished. —Johan Wolfgang von Goethe
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Texas Family Law Blog

Texas Family Law Blog

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

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

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

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

    Identify Theft Meets eFiling: Protecting Sensitive Data in Pleading

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

    Effect of Powerball/Lotto Win on Child Support Obligations?

    Effect of Powerball/Lotto Win on Child Support Obligations?
    A recent Powerball winner may be about to find out that winning isn’t everything, after all.According to news sources, Pedro Quezada, a resident of New Jersey, owes a judgment for unpaid child support in an approximate amount of…
Rank this Week: 3821

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: 3695

Futeral & Nelson LLC Blog

Futeral & Nelson LLC Blog

Covers family law in South Carolina.

http://www.charlestonlaw.net/category/family-law/
  • Jul 30

    How to Get an Order of Protection or a Restraining Order in South Carolina

    How to Get an Order of Protection or a Restraining Order in South Carolina
    Lawyers in Charleston, SC - Futeral and Nelson, LLC Because the attorneys of Futeral & Nelson, LLC are both criminal defense and family court lawyers, we’ve helped clients get restraining orders or family court orders of…
  • Jul 17

    How to Legally Change Your Name in South Carolina

    How to Legally Change Your Name in South Carolina
    Lawyers in Charleston, SC - Futeral and Nelson, LLC As Charleston family lawyers, we’re often asked about how to change a name (or my child’s name) in South Carolina. Legal name changes generally fall in one of three…
  • Jul 13

    10 Tips for Handling Your Own Divorce in South Carolina

    10 Tips for Handling Your Own Divorce in South Carolina
    Lawyers in Charleston, SC - Futeral and Nelson, LLC As a Charleston divorce lawyer with over 20 years of experience, I don’t recommend that anyone represent themselves in their divorce. As the saying goes, “If you think…
Rank this Week: 3253

Michael A. Meschino Blog

Michael A. Meschino Blog

Covers Illinois family law.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelaw.org/blog/
  • Jul 29

    Importance of Hiring a Divorce Lawyer

    Importance of Hiring a Divorce Lawyer
      Divorce is one of the most stressful situations that a person can experience. Moreover, for some people, divorce proceedings are the first real experience that they have with the court system. Accordingly, it is essential that you hire…
  • Jul 28

    When Divorce Involves Bankruptcy

    When Divorce Involves Bankruptcy
      Marriages can fall apart for a number of reasons, but in many cases marital discord is accompanied or exacerbated by financial difficulties. In some situations, a couple may be on the verge of bankruptcy – or may have already…
  • Jul 25

    Social Media Mistakes during Divorce

    Social Media Mistakes during Divorce
    Millions of people use social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, on a regular basis. In fact, sources estimate that Facebook has nearly 850 million monthly active users, with the average Facebook user having 130 friends. Each…
Rank this Week: 3218

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: 3843

Synorlaw

Synorlaw

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

http://www.synorlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 24

    Kathryn J. Synor is now ranked Top 10 Under 40 attorney for excellence in the field of Family Law for 2014!

    Kathryn J. Synor is now ranked Top 10 Under 40 attorney for excellence in the field of Family Law for 2014!
    Kathryn J. Synor of the Law Office of Kathryn J. Synor, LLC has been selected by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys as nationally ranked Top 10 Under 40 attorney for excellence in the field of Family Law for … Continue…
  • May 30

    Trusts: The Advantages and Disadvantage

    Trusts: The Advantages and Disadvantage
    Only a few years ago, people set up living trusts almost exclusively to save on taxes. Today, they are used to avoid Probate and for other purposes. This article explains the living trust. It is not meant to be a … Continue reading…
  • May 8

    TRIAL TIPS FOR CLIENTS

    TRIAL TIPS FOR CLIENTS
      TRIAL TIPS FOR CLIENTS Preparation is the key to successfully presenting accurate information in court.         WHAT TO WEAR? We advise our clients to dress conservatively. Court is a somber, conservative and…
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New Jersey Divorce Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Divorce Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.newjerseydivorcelawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    New Jersey Divorce Attorney Fees – Bad Faith, Lack of Money as Criteria for an Award

    New Jersey Divorce Attorney Fees – Bad Faith, Lack of Money as Criteria for an Award
    One of the most unsettling question marks in a divorce case is the cost of attorney fees. In an uncontested case the fees can usually be fixed as a flat fee. However, in a contested case the fees are usually billed at an hourly rate. Why the…
  • Jul 22

    New Jersey Divorce Attorney Fees – Bad Faith, Lack of Money as Criteria for an Award

    New Jersey Divorce Attorney Fees – Bad Faith, Lack of Money as Criteria for an Award
    One of the most unsettling question marks in a divorce case is the cost of attorney fees. In an uncontested case the fees can usually be fixed as a flat fee. However, in a contested case the fees are usually billed at an hourly rate. Why the…
  • Jul 17

    Life Insurance and Alimony in New Jersey Divorce

    Life Insurance and Alimony in New Jersey Divorce
    Similar to the requirement that life insurance be purchased by a parent who will be paying child support, a spouse who will be paying alimony to their ex-spouse must also obtain life insurance to cover their alimony payments in the event of…
Rank this Week: 3198

Sanns Mediation World of ADR

Sanns Mediation World of ADR

Covers mediation, arbitration and family/divorce law in NJ.

http://sannsmediation.com/wordpress
  • Jul 21

    Name Change in a Divorce in NJ

    Name Change in a Divorce in NJ
    New Jersey law allows either spouse in the divorce process to change their name.  N.J.S.A. 2A:34-21 reads in pertinent part: The court, upon or after granting a divorce from the bonds of matrimony to either spouse … may allow…
  • Jul 16

    Power-of-Attorney Restricted in Divorce Case

    Power-of-Attorney Restricted in Divorce Case
    A Superior Court Judge in Ocean County ruled that unless a person has been declared incompetent and needs the assistance of a guardian, that person must appear in court for a divorce in person.  In a case of first impression, Judge…
  • Jul 16

    Expectations During a Divorce

    Expectations During a Divorce
    One of the biggest causes of anxiety for people considering a divorce is the unknown expectations about the process.  Elinor Robin explains in this Huffington Post article about some expectations to have: Expect the courts to move in…
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New York Divorce Lawyer Blog

New York Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers New York family law and divorce law. By Andrea Vacca.

http://www.newyorkdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 16

    Who Supports the Boomerang Kids After a Divorce?

    Who Supports the Boomerang Kids After a Divorce?
    Working outside of the court system allows divorcing parents of the boomerang generation to consider, discuss and plan for when their adult children return home. In the New York Times Magazine, there was recently an article about the…
  • Jun 19

    Financial Infidelity and Divorce: It's Complicated

    Financial Infidelity and Divorce: It's Complicated
    The legal, emotional and financial needs of couples divorcing due to "financial infidelity" are often complex. When many people hear that "infidelity" was the reason for a divorce, they automatically assume it has to do with sex. More and…
  • May 12

    Conscious Coupling: Using Prenuptial Agreements to Build a Healthy Marriage

    Conscious Coupling: Using Prenuptial Agreements to Build a Healthy Marriage
    Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have made the news lately with their "conscious uncoupling" - a new term for a mindful divorce that is an excellent example for separating couples to learn from. Like most people, I had never heard of this…
Rank this Week: 3216