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Family Law Topics

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

http://www.familylawtopics.com/
  • Jul 9

    10 Steps to Having a Healthy Blended Family

    10 Steps to Having a Healthy Blended Family
    Regardless of what you call it, a blended family has a unique set of challenges that you may not have experienced with your first family.  The good news is that with patience, understanding and time, you can create a positive, loving…
  • Jun 29

    Supreme Court Finds Fundamental Right to Same-Sex Marriage

    Supreme Court Finds Fundamental Right to Same-Sex Marriage
    On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court released Obergefell v. Hodges, a landmark decision requiring all states to allow same-sex couples to marry. The decision was released on the second anniversary of United States v. Windsor, which struck down…
  • May 26

    Couches, Lamps and Ashtray

    Couches, Lamps and Ashtray
    Most attorneys put off the resolution of personal property division to the end of the case. Unfortunately, waiting until the end of the case sometimes allows for the parties’ residual anger and resentment to be focused on what otherwise…
Rank this Week: 4804

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/
  • Jul 7

    New Law Regarding Tax Dependency Exemption

    New Law Regarding Tax Dependency Exemption
    Minnesota Statute Section 518A.38 has a new subdivision; one pertaining to income tax dependency exemptions. “Income tax dependency exemptions. (a) The court may allocate income tax dependency exemptions for a child and require a party…
  • May 17

    New Best Interest Factors Signed Into Law

    New Best Interest Factors Signed Into Law
    The Minnesota legislature handed a bill to Governor Dayton, which he signed on May 15, 2015, which promulgates new best interest factors for family courts to consider in child custody proceedings. They are as follows: (1) a child’s…
  • Apr 16

    Should Minnesota Change How Child Support is Calculated?

    Should Minnesota Change How Child Support is Calculated?
    There is change in the air, as it pertains to calculating child support in Minnesota. Currently, child support is calculated based upon the combined income of two parents, and a computation of fixed child support based upon each…
Rank this Week: 1791

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

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

http://www.deerparkdivorcelawyers.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Jul 6

    Same-Sex Marriage Legalized in Texa

    Same-Sex Marriage Legalized in Texa
    Same-sex marriage is perhaps one of the headlined topics in the news today, all thanks to the decision made by the U.S. Supreme Court on June 26, 2015. That groundbreaking decision made same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states across…
  • Apr 19

    Can Grandparents get custody in a CPS case?

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

    Types of Child Custody in Texa

    Types of Child Custody in Texa
    Child custody can be a confusing issue due to the several different types of custody. The first type of custody that you may come across is an order for temporary custody. This order will be in place while you wait for the court to hold an…
Rank this Week: 3514

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
  • Jul 6

    Are You Common Law Married in Texas?

    Are You Common Law Married in Texas?
    Texas is one of the handful of states that do recognize common law or informal marriage as a legal marriage. This is a very big distinction in a community property state like Texas because once you are treated as married Read More
  • Apr 4

    The IRS Recapture Tax

    The IRS Recapture Tax
    Spousal maintenance is a part of many Woodlands Divorce cases. It is also usually rather short in length because its purpose is primarily to help one spouse re-establish their financial independence after the divorce. If you are considering…
  • Mar 25

    Stock Option or No Option?

    Stock Option or No Option?
    I’ve discussed before how stock options can be a complicated asset to deal with in a Woodlands Divorce case. They present valuation issues and even more complicated issues surrounding when and how they can be liquidated and divided. If…
Rank this Week: 4938

Family Law Matters

Family Law Matters

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

http://www.justdivorce.co.uk/blog/
  • Jul 3

    4 OUT OF 10 DIVORCE PETITIONS REJECTED

    4 OUT OF 10 DIVORCE PETITIONS REJECTED
    a discussion around the worrying statistic that 40% of all new divorce petitions are rejected for procedural mistakes. Continue reading →
  • Jun 4

    THIS DIVORCE IS UNFAIR PART DEUX!

    THIS DIVORCE IS UNFAIR PART DEUX!
    further thoughts and evidence about possible bias against men in family law proceedings. Continue reading →
  • May 31

    THIS DIVORCE IS UNFAIR!

    THIS DIVORCE IS UNFAIR!
    bryan reed considers whether divorce in England and wales is unfair to husbands or wives. Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 1983

Ontario Family Law Blog

Ontario Family Law Blog

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

http://www.ontariofamilylawblog.com
  • Jul 3

    Complaints Against The Children's Aid Society

    Complaints Against The Children's Aid Society
    By Lynn Kirwin Nobody listens to me! If my grandchild needs protection, why won’t the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies (the Society) do something?  The biological mother and father hold greater rights than…
  • Jun 26

    Travelling with the kids? Get consent!

    Travelling with the kids? Get consent!
    By Thea Cameron. Planning a trip across the Canadian border with the kids this summer without the other parent?  You need a notarized travel consent! If you are separated, trips without the other parent are the new normal. There is…
  • May 11

    Separation Agreements - An Investment In Yourself

    Separation Agreements - An Investment In Yourself
    By Anna Preston It is no secret to anyone involved in the legal industry that family court is an expensive method to resolve the issues arising from separation. Frankly, it can hemorrhage a family financially.  One way to avoid huge…
Rank this Week: 3969

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Jul 2

    Family law for same-sex marriage

    Family law for same-sex marriage
    Two issues have pervaded the internet over the last week or so: gay marriage and the Confederate flag. This blog’s about legal stuff; if I am the one doing the writing, it’s about family-law stuff. Because I am not aware of any…
  • May 18

    What is an Arkansas Probate?

    What is an Arkansas Probate?
    The word “probate” comes from the Latin verb probare, which means “to try, test, prove, or examine.” (H/T to Wikipedia.) This is important for two reasons. First, it illustrates that probate, much like Latin, is…
  • Apr 3

    Putting a face to the “plain language” debate

    Putting a face to the “plain language” debate
    Lawyers should be servants. This is never easy. In fact, it’s usually pretty hard. The billed hour and the adversarial system and the looming cloud of malpractice does not naturally encourage us to be “others-centered.” We…
Rank this Week: 1966

My Arizona Criminal, Child Abuse…

My Arizona Criminal, Child Abuse and Neglect Attorney

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

http://woodnicklawchildcustody.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 1

    Life-Altering False Allegation

    Life-Altering False Allegation
    A long-time client was recently accused of inappropriately touching his daughter while she bathed.   I handled the original custody matter when the child was only six (6) months old.  My client, we will call him…
  • Jun 16

    Could Your College Fake ID Come Back To Haunt You Years Later?

    Could Your College Fake ID Come Back To Haunt You Years Later?
    Do you remember being a teenager and longing for your 21st birthday? The temptation of getting a fake ID was too much, and you finally caved in. Fast-forward 15 years later… You can potentially be charged with a felony or ……
  • Aug 19

    Calling the Police and What To Do When They Arrive

    Calling the Police and What To Do When They Arrive
    Michael Brown. Eric Garner. Debra Harrell. These are the three names that Yale Law fellow Emily Bazelon gives as examples for her police-averse policy in her Slate article, “Why I Don’t Call the Police.” In the article,…
Rank this Week: 3940

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/
  • Jul 1

    Life-Altering False Allegation

    Life-Altering False Allegation
    A long-time client was recently accused of inappropriately touching his daughter while she bathed.   I handled the original custody matter when the child was only six (6) months old.  My client, we will call him…
  • May 13

    The Top 5 Things to Consider Before Consulting with a Divorce Attorney

    The Top 5 Things to Consider Before Consulting with a Divorce Attorney
    None of us get married thinking that one day we will want a divorce. Most people begin marriages thinking that they will be with their spouse forever. Then, life happens. Some couples overcome difficult obstacles together, while others…
  • May 6

    Grandparents Should Not Be Afraid of the Legal System

    Grandparents Should Not Be Afraid of the Legal System
    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately 1 in 3 grandparent-maintained households did not have a biological parent present in the household. In Arizona in 2000, households that had grandparents living with grandchildren was higher…
Rank this Week: 3938

Pittsburgh Divorce Law Blog

Pittsburgh Divorce Law Blog

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

http://divorceattorneysinpittsburgh.wordpress.com
  • Jul 1

    Can a Post on Social Media Violate a PFA?

    Can a Post on Social Media Violate a PFA?
    The answer to this question is:  Maybe.   The violation of a PFA involves a criminal proceeding called an “indirect criminal contempt” proceeding, or ICC.  The burden of proof is “beyond a reasonable…
  • Jun 4

    Same Sex Marriage in PA

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

    Same Sex Marriage in PA

    Same Sex Marriage in PA
    It’s official:  the federal court ruling legalizing same-sex-marriage in Pennsylvania will not be appealed by Pennsylvania’s governor.   Let’s take a look at the winners and losers.        …
Rank this Week: 4892

Wisconsin Family Lawyer Blog

Wisconsin Family Lawyer Blog

Covers child placement, property division and other family law issues. By Wessel, Lehker & Fumelle Inc.

http://www.wisconsinfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 1

    GAY MARRIAGE IN WISCONSIN

    GAY MARRIAGE IN WISCONSIN
    The attorneys and staff at Wessel, Lehker, & Fumelle add our voices to the joyful choir welcoming the United States Supreme Court's decision in Obergefell v. Hodges that the right to marry is a fundamental constitutional right which…
  • Jun 24

    VENUE IN WISCONSIN: POST-JUDGMENT MOTIONS REGARDING CHILD CUSTODY AND PLACEMENT, CHILD SUPPORT, AND MAINTENANCE

    VENUE IN WISCONSIN: POST-JUDGMENT MOTIONS REGARDING CHILD CUSTODY AND PLACEMENT, CHILD SUPPORT, AND MAINTENANCE
    Venue and motions to change venue in Wisconsin courts are governed by the statutes found at Wis. Stats. § 801.50 through § 801.64. Those statutes apply to family law cases through §767.201 and the related residency requirements…
  • May 21

    WISCONSIN PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENTS: PROVISIONS REGARDING SPOUSAL SUPPORT (MAINTENANCE, ALIMONY) AT DIVORCE.

    WISCONSIN PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENTS: PROVISIONS REGARDING SPOUSAL SUPPORT (MAINTENANCE, ALIMONY) AT DIVORCE.
    Last year, in the context of divorce, we blogged about enforcement of and challenges to the property division provisions of a marital property agreement, or prenup. Under Wisconsin law, courts must presume that these provisions are valid and…
Rank this Week: 4705

Divorce and Family Law in Tarrant…

Divorce and Family Law in Tarrant County, Texas

Discusses family law and divorce issues. By Dick Price.

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

    Don't Try These at Home: Good-Sounding Ideas that Lead to Conflict

    Don't Try These at Home: Good-Sounding Ideas that Lead to Conflict
    Although I am all for compromise, creativity and maximum contact with the kids for both parents, I have to recommend against using the following, based on my experience in actual cases.1.  Frequent phone calls to the children.  Many…
  • Jun 1

    Creative Ways to Pay Your Attorney

    Creative Ways to Pay Your Attorney
    One of the main reasons why people change attorneys in the middle of  divorces and other court cases is inability to pay for the attorney.  Attorneys prefer to not withdraw and often will be patient up to a point, but they can't…
  • May 26

    Tuesday Tips: How an Attorney Helps in Mediation

    Tuesday Tips: How an Attorney Helps in Mediation
    Mediation is a great process for resolving disputes. I'm not neutral on the topic because I am also a mediator, and I have been promoting mediation for over 20 years.  It's a peaceful way to resolve cases and the parties usually come out…
Rank this Week: 1896

South Florida Divorce Lawyer Blog

South Florida Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By William Wallshein, P.A.

http://www.southfloridadivorcelawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 1

    Mandatory Disclosure in Florida Divorce

    Mandatory Disclosure in Florida Divorce
    In a trial such as a divorce, one of the first steps is discovery. The discovery process entails gathering documents and information from the other party, which, in divorce, is the other spouse. The purpose of discovery is to resolve any…
  • Jun 29

    Discovery in Florida Divorce

    Discovery in Florida Divorce
    The discovery process is an essential step in any litigation, including divorce, child custody, and other family law cases. During discovery, the parties obtain documents and information from each other in order to facilitate a fair and…
  • Jun 26

    Collaborative Divorce

    Collaborative Divorce
    Collaborative divorce is a non-adversarial process in which spouses work together with trained professionals to resolve disputes outside of court. The collaborative divorce process allows a divorcing couple to reduce or avoid the stressful…
Rank this Week: 2291

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/
  • Jun 29

    Impact of SCOTUS Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage

    Impact of SCOTUS Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage
    On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) in Obergefell v. Hodges  ruled that all 50 states and the District of Columbia must issue marriage licenses and recognize marriages regardless of whether the spouses are…
  • May 18

    Premarital Education Course

    Premarital Education Course
    Couples applying for a marriage license in the State of Texas are encouraged to attend a free premarital education course.  Couples who take the course can waive a portion of the marriage license fee and waive the 72-hour waiting period…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4466

New Jersey Divorce Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Divorce Lawyers Blog

Covers family law. By Goldstein, Bachman & Newman, LLP.

http://www.newjerseydivorcelawyers-blog.com/
  • Jun 28

    The Use of Medical and Mental Health Records in a New Jersey Child Custody Case

    The Use of Medical and Mental Health Records in a New Jersey Child Custody Case
    I suffer from a mental illness and my spouse wants a divorce.  Can this hurt my chances for gaining custody of our children? In general, the best interests of the child are of paramount importance in a New Jersey child custody…
  • Jun 27

    Understanding Your Rights Under the New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act

    Understanding Your Rights Under the New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act
    My spouse and I separated and now he is threatening my safety. What are my options? New Jersey’s Prevention of Domestic Violence Act was created to provide the victims of domestic violence in our state with comprehensive…
  • Jun 7

    Obtaining an Annulment in New Jersey

    Obtaining an Annulment in New Jersey
    I have been married for less than one year and we have no children. Can I get an annulment? Unlike a divorce that terminates a marriage, an annulment is a legal determination that a marriage or civil union never existed. Individuals…
Rank this Week: 2428

New York Divorce and Family Law…

New York Divorce and Family Law Blog

Covers New York divorce and family law decisions and legislation. By Joel R. Brandes.

http://brandeslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 28

    U.S. Supreme Court Holds Same Sex Couples May Not Be Deprived of Right to Marry

    U.S. Supreme Court Holds Same Sex Couples May Not Be Deprived of Right to Marry
    In Obergefell et Al. V. Hodges, Director, Ohio Department of Health, et Al., 576 US ____(2015) the U.S. Supreme Court concluded that the right to marry is a fundamental right inherent in the liberty of the person, and under the Due Process…
  • May 1

    2015 Child Support Standards Chart released March 6, 2015

    2015 Child Support Standards Chart released March 6, 2015
    According to the Child Support Standards Chart, [LDSS 4515 (3/15)] released March 6, 2015, prepared by New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, Division of Child Support Enforcement, the 2015 poverty income guideline…
  • Feb 18

    Matter of Veronica P. v. Radcliff A., --- N.E.3d ----, 2015 WL 566677 (N.Y.), 2015 N.Y. Slip Op. 01300

    Matter of Veronica P. v. Radcliff A., --- N.E.3d ----, 2015 WL 566677 (N.Y.), 2015 N.Y. Slip Op. 01300
    Court of Appeals Holds Appeal from a Contested Order of Protection Issued by Family Court, Based upon a Finding That the Subject Individual Has Committed a Family Offense, Is Not Mooted Solely by the Expiration of the Order.  …
Rank this Week: 3243

Iowa Family Law Blog

Iowa Family Law Blog

By Dickinson Mackaman Tyler & Hagen, PC.

http://www.dickinsonlaw.com/blog-search-page/?cat=22
Rank this Week: 3595

New Jersey Family Law

New Jersey Family Law

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

http://www.njdivorceblog.typepad.com/
Rank this Week: 3587

New Jersey Family Law

New Jersey Family Law

Covers divorce, mediation, arbitration and litigation. By Charles C. Abut.

http://njdivorceblog.typepad.com/new_jersey_divorce_law_me/
Rank this Week: 2520

Utah Divorce Hotline Blog

Utah Divorce Hotline Blog

By Chris Salcido.

http://www.utahdivorcehotline.com/utah-divorce-and-family-lawblog/
  • Jun 23

    Dividing a Personal Injury Award in a Utah Divorce

    Dividing a Personal Injury Award in a Utah Divorce
    Dividing a Personal Injury Award Comes Before Determining Alimony In a divorce action the court is required to determine how to divide the spouses’ property and whether alimony should be awarded. Property division comes first.…
  • Apr 22

    Mediation Before Modification Has Become Standard

    Mediation Before Modification Has Become Standard
    Mediation Before Modification Provisions in Divorce Decrees In most divorce decrees these days a provision is included that requires the parties to enter into a mediation to settle any disputes before going to court. Mediation is an informal…
  • Dec 18

    Recovering Attorney Fees as a Sanction

    Recovering Attorney Fees as a Sanction
    The Four Types of Attorney Fees Sanctions In general, a prevailing party may not recover attorney fees unless such an award is authorized by statute or contract. But four sources of authority permit a court to award attorney fees or ……
Rank this Week: 2424

Family-In-Law

Family-In-Law

Family law trends in Minnesota and across the country. By Michael Boulette.

http://family-in-law.com/
  • Jun 23

    Minnesota Judge to Parents: Think Twice Before Staying Home

    Minnesota Judge to Parents: Think Twice Before Staying Home
    In re the Marriage of Curtis v. Curtis, looked to be a pretty dry decision on what–to most non-lawyers–would be an esoteric legal issue: Can a ... The post Minnesota Judge to Parents: Think Twice Before Staying Home appeared…
  • Jun 12

    Minnesota Moves to Rightsize Child Support Obligations: Bigger Changes to Come

    Minnesota Moves to Rightsize Child Support Obligations: Bigger Changes to Come
    2015 saw some ambitious reforms proposed for Minnesota’s child support statutes. So ambitious in fact that the biggest didn’t make it into law, as legislators settled instead ... The post Minnesota Moves to Rightsize…
  • May 29

    Minnesota Enacts Uniform Deployed Parents Custody Act: Now What Does It Mean?

    Minnesota Enacts Uniform Deployed Parents Custody Act: Now What Does It Mean?
    On May 14, 2015, Governor Dayton signed SF No. 1911 (now Minnesota Session Laws chapter 30) followed just over a week later by SF No. ... The post Minnesota Enacts Uniform Deployed Parents Custody Act: Now What Does It Mean? appeared first on…
Rank this Week: 1959

Moses & Moses Law Blog

Moses & Moses Law Blog

A corporate, family and tax law blog. By Moses & Moses, P.C.

http://www.mosespc.com/blog/
  • Jun 22

    The Magic of a Revocable Living Trust

    The Magic of a Revocable Living Trust
    The Magic of a Revocable Living Trust By: Anne R. Moses Do you want to leave a very special gift for your family when you pass? This is a gift that they will bless you for. I am talking about the Revocable Living Trust (Trust) that, if drawn…
  • Apr 24

    Husband is Not Guilty of Sexual Abuse of his Wife with Alzheimer’s.

    Husband is Not Guilty of Sexual Abuse of his Wife with Alzheimer’s.
    It first seemed incredible that a 78 year old husband could be arrested for a third degree felony for having sex with his wife because someone in the nursing home said the wife was no longer capable of giving consent. The jury found him not…
  • Apr 6

    Sentimental or Argumentative

    Sentimental or Argumentative
    Recently, the family of Robin Williams commenced the not unfamiliar process of destroying family relationships by fighting over sentimental assets. Surely the decedent never wanted there to be a fight and was sure he had taken care of…
Rank this Week: 2324

PA Family Law Blog

PA Family Law Blog

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

http://www.jbmartinlaw.com/blogs/family-law/
Rank this Week: 2811

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber,…

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber, PLLC

Covers bankruptcy, family law, foreclosure, and real estate law in New York.

http://vaughnweberlaw.com
  • Jun 17

    Tenant loses Rent stabilized apartment because of Airbnb rental

    Tenant loses Rent stabilized apartment because of Airbnb rental
    OUCH! Tenant loses rent stabilized apt. over Airbnb rentals! The court held that the tenant had “engaged in profiteering by renting out the apartment or allowing his children to rent out the apartment, to a series of short-term…
  • May 18

    Beware When Accepting a Debt Settlement Offer

    Beware When Accepting a Debt Settlement Offer
    Forgiven debt may be taxable by the IRS! The Second Circuit has ruled that debt collectors don’t need to warn clients of the potential tax liabilities associated when making a settlement offer for less than the full amount owed. In…
  • May 4

    Divorce and Interesting Issues with Child Support and/or Maintenance

    Divorce and Interesting Issues with Child Support and/or Maintenance
    In New York, determining maintenance (spousal support or alimony) can be a burdensome task.  This task can become more complicated in situations where one spouse is receiving disability or a long term/permanent personal injury settlement…
Rank this Week: 4617

Synorlaw

Synorlaw

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

http://www.synorlaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 17

    U.S. Supreme Court to Rule on Same-Sex Marriage

    U.S. Supreme Court to Rule on Same-Sex Marriage
    A decision from the U.S. Supreme Court on same-sex marriage is expected later this month. Judges are eagerly awaiting the ruling that could determine whether gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry or whether state bans against…
  • Apr 24

    Where to start when a loved one die

    Where to start when a loved one die
    Clients often ask me what to do first when a loved one dies. The client is overwhelmed and needs a clear plan of what to do next. Here is a quick checklist to follow to help you in a time … Continue reading →
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3736

Massachusetts Family & Divorce…

Massachusetts Family & Divorce Mediation Blog

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

http://parkermediation.net/
  • Jun 16

    Magna Carta 800 year

    Magna Carta 800 year
    Magna Carta, dating back eight centuries is still relevant today.  Celebrate its 800 year history this week.  What liberties, freedoms, values do you most cherish? 
  • May 23

    Memorial Day

    Memorial Day
    I recently attended a Children and Family Law training at Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education.  Since the law is always changing, participation in legal seminars helps me stay sharp, keep my edge.  This training focused on…
  • May 2

    I won’t cry, I won’t cry, no I won’t shed a tear

    I won’t cry, I won’t cry, no I won’t shed a tear
      B.B. King                  
Rank this Week: 4288

One (Divorce) Lawyer's Perspective

One (Divorce) Lawyer's Perspective

Covers legal issues related to Pennsylvania domestic relations matters. By Michael L. Viola.

http://1phillydivorcelawyer.wordpress.com
  • Jun 15

    Legally Separate, Get Divorced, or Annul a Marriage

    Legally Separate, Get Divorced, or Annul a Marriage
    With the clarification that LGBT couples have the legal right to marry in many states and to have the marriages entered into in other states legally recognized, same sex couples have been marrying. For some couples, the legal recognition of…
  • Jun 5

    Why Wait So Long?

    Why Wait So Long?
    It was reported on People.com that actor Ed Asner has filed for divorce from his wife Cindy although they have been separated for 8 years. The media, presumably People’s readership, and anyone else who is curious, was wondering why he…
  • May 29

    Flipping a Chef’s Prenup

    Flipping a Chef’s Prenup
    According to this article, as part of her pending divorce action with chef Bobby Flay, actress Jennifer March, intends to challenge the prenuptial agreement which could otherwise limit what either March or Flay would be entitled to receive…
Rank this Week: 4188

HeyAnnette

HeyAnnette

Covers Arizona family law. By Annette T. Burns.

http://heyannette.com/blog/
  • Jun 14

    Monday Morning Minute: Alienation and Relocation Presentation

    Monday Morning Minute: Alienation and Relocation Presentation
    Here’s a link to a presentation by Bill Eddy on Alienation and Relocation:  Helping Parents Make Decisions.   (courtesy of the Ohio Channel Media library, from a judicial education summit in April, 2014).  It’s…
  • Jun 11

    Recent Articles on Divorce Topic

    Recent Articles on Divorce Topic
    Just a couple of things to read in your spare time, over this fine upcoming weekend. Here’s a good article by Michael Black, CFP, CDFA about imputing income to assets in divorce actions.  (This is a PDF download) A very interesting…
  • Jun 11

    CAA Training: Uniform Representation of Children in Abuse, Neglect and Custody Proceedings Act: Uniform Laws Commission

    CAA Training: Uniform Representation of Children in Abuse, Neglect and Custody Proceedings Act: Uniform Laws Commission
    Rule 10, Arizona Rules of Family Court Procedure, refers in its Comment (Amended 2007) to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform Laws, and its Representation of Children in Abuse and Neglect and Custody Proceedings as follows: A…
Rank this Week: 3644

Tennessee Trial Lawyers Blog

Tennessee Trial Lawyers Blog

Covers trials and litigation and criminal, family and injury law. By Freeman & Fuson.

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

    BONNAROO 2015: TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGIN'

    BONNAROO 2015: TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGIN'
    Bonnaroo Arts & Music Festival is expected to bring in over 80,000 people to Manchester, Coffee County, Tennessee, with a majority of those people coming from out of State. The Festival has led to a field day for law enforcement over the…
  • Jun 11

    For Bonnaroo Goers: Small Infractions Can Lead To Big Charge

    For Bonnaroo Goers: Small Infractions Can Lead To Big Charge
    Every year around this time our firm gets a flood of calls from people who receive criminal charges while on their way to or while leaving Bonnaroo. They have ranged from simple possession and paraphernalia to felony drug charges. …
  • May 2

    New Tennessee Law Criminalizes Drug Abuse During Pregnancy

    New Tennessee Law Criminalizes Drug Abuse During Pregnancy
    On April 29, the Tennessee Legislature passed a bill that will allow a mother to be prosecuted for causing a child to be born addicted or harmed because of her illegal use of narcotics during the pregnancy. The bill will allow a woman to be…
Rank this Week: 2048

AAA Family Law Blog

AAA Family Law Blog

Covers family law. By AAA Family Law, LLC.

http://www.aaafamilylaw.com/
  • Jun 8

    Important Things To Know About Appeals of Family Law Case

    Important Things To Know About Appeals of Family Law Case
    Appeals in family law cases are risky, expensive and infrequent. A litigant has 30 days after the final judgement to file a notice of appeal and another 70 days to file a brief explaining the legal arguments justifying the overturn of the…
  • Apr 26

    The Family Law Trial

    The Family Law Trial
    Family law trials use only judges and not juries and they have to rule on cases that require some subjective interpretation of the law. it is important for litigants to stick to the relevant facts of the case and avoid arguing with the…
  • Mar 29

    Divorce Mediations, Why They Usually Work and What To Expect From Them

    Divorce Mediations, Why They Usually Work and What To Expect From Them
    Most divorces are settled by mediation because they are required before going to trial and because: (a) they are an efficient way to negotiate the settlement, (b) their confidentiality facilitates each side's compromise without fear it being…
Rank this Week: 2300

Alabama Criminal and Family Lawyer…

Alabama Criminal and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers family and criminal law. By Skier & Associates.

http://www.alabamacriminalandfamilylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2051

Texas Collaborative Law Blog

Texas Collaborative Law Blog

Provides information about the Texas approach to Collaborative Law. By Dick Price.

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

    Dealing with a Spouse Coming Out

    Dealing with a Spouse Coming Out
    While it is still fairly uncommon, we are starting to see more situations where a couple has been married a long time and "suddenly" one spouse tells the other that he/she is gay. That will generally end a marriage.The spouse coming out has…
  • May 1

    It's Not a 50-50 World!

    It's Not a 50-50 World!
    While many people expect property and debts to be divided 50-50 on divorce, that rarely happens.  There are several reasons for that. First, Texas law does not mandate, or even suggest, an equal division.  Texas law requires…
  • Mar 1

    Why to Consider Collaborative Law

    Why to Consider Collaborative Law
    Whether you are facing the start of a divorce or other family law matter, or you are already unhappily experiencing a litigated family law matter, you should be aware that there is a more peaceful, less stressful, more creative alternative to…
Rank this Week: 1890

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

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

http://massfamilylawblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 31

    Cyber harassment can be very expensive.

    Cyber harassment can be very expensive.
    The internet and social media has created new opportunities for people to harass and harm others. One person who used the internet to harass a neighbor found it very expensive as a Massachusetts court has issued a judgment of 4.8 million…
  • Mar 28

    Death and Facebook. The Legacy Feature.

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

    Civil remedies for spying with technology

    Civil remedies for spying with technology
    In the past I have blogged about using technology to spy on a spouse the potential consequences. I have written about criminal penalties, and civil lawsuits. A recent case, Tinory v. DePierre, Mass.App.Div. No. 14-ADMS-4022 (2015), involved…
Rank this Week: 3878

AmeriTrust Law Group LLC Legal…

AmeriTrust Law Group LLC Legal Blog

Covers bankruptcy, foreclosure, civil litigation, personal injury, and immigration news.

http://www.ameritrustlawgroup.com/legal-blog/
  • May 26

    Former NFL Players Sue NFL for Over-Prescribing Painkiller

    Former NFL Players Sue NFL for Over-Prescribing Painkiller
    The NFL is facing a lawsuit from former NFL players who claim all 32 teams illegally obtained painkillers and pushed them to players to keep them playing through injuries. The lawsuit claims the painkillers were prescribed without any regard…
  • May 18

    Turner Grain Bankruptcy Moves into Chapter 7 Liquidation

    Turner Grain Bankruptcy Moves into Chapter 7 Liquidation
    The contentious bankruptcy of Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley took an important turn on Thursday May 14, 2015 when a federal bankruptcy judge agreed to convert the company’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy into Chapter 7 liquidation.…
  • May 12

    American Eagle Energy Filed Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    American Eagle Energy Filed Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
    American Eagle Energy filed chapter 11 bankruptcy after falling crude oil prices hurt the Colorado-based company. American Eagle Energy purchases and develops oil across oil fields in Montana and North Dakota. The company missed an interest…
Rank this Week: 2270

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/
  • May 23

    Conduct not to level of stalking to support protection order

    Conduct not to level of stalking to support protection order
    Recent Case:  Respondent’s conduct did not rise to the level of stalking to support an order of protection. Respondent appeals from the judgment of the trial court granting a full order of protection in favor of Petitioner. …
  • May 4

    Domestic Partnership does not constitute marriage for termination of spousal support (aka alimony)

    Domestic Partnership does not constitute marriage for termination of spousal support (aka alimony)
    Recent case: Missouri law states that remarriage terminates spousal support unless expressly agreed or ordered otherwise. Domestic partnership does not qualify for this purpose. Ex-Husband appeals the circuit court’s judgment denying…
  • Apr 27

    No spousal support (alimony) award that leaves paying spouse negative income

    No spousal support (alimony) award that leaves paying spouse negative income
    Recent Case: Trial Court error in awarding Wife spousal support amount that left Husband with negative budget, Court must also consider Wife’s ability to contribute Husband appeals from the trial Court’s judgment awarding $1,000…
Rank this Week: 2904

Gardner Croft Solicitors Blog

Gardner Croft Solicitors Blog

Covers specialist legal services, personal injury claims, land registry, wealth protection, litigation and dispute resolution, and family law.

http://gardnercroft.co.uk/category/blog/
  • May 20

    Communicate, Communicate, Collaborate

    Communicate, Communicate, Collaborate
    If you are separating from your spouse or partner, there are several ways that the arrangements relating to finances and children can be resolved. Most people think about going to Court and concerns about an acrimonious and costly legal…
  • Apr 8

    Another bite of the cherry……….?

    Another bite of the cherry……….?
    Picture this: you and your spouse are divorcing, or have already divorced, and you have decided between you how the financial issues are to be dealt with. You have sold, or are in the process of selling, the marital home, you have closed all…
  • Mar 9

    Recent Changes At Gardner Croft

    Recent Changes At Gardner Croft
    We are delighted to announce that Sharon Selsby has become a Member of the LLP with effect from 1 March 2015. Sharon has been employed at Gardner Croft in the residential conveyancing department for over 20 years. She is a Chartered Legal…
Rank this Week: 2459

The Oregon Divorce Blog

The Oregon Divorce Blog

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

http://oregondivorceblog.com/wordpress
  • May 19

    Second Opinion Divorce Consultation

    Second Opinion Divorce Consultation
    If you received a serious medical diagnosis and a recommendation for surgery, you’d likely seek a second opinion. You’d want it because a misdiagnosis with your health can have significant consequences.  If your…
  • Apr 30

    Helping People During Divorce – Father and Daughter Reunited

    Helping People During Divorce – Father and Daughter Reunited
    I have previously blogged about my passion to help people through difficult divorce and custody cases.  I previously wrote about helping to reunite a father and his children, and helping get a fair property award and my client’s…
  • Jul 24

    Stephens Margolin PC moving to new offices located at 1000 SW Broadway building August 4, 2014!

    Stephens Margolin PC moving to new offices located at 1000 SW Broadway building August 4, 2014!
    We’re Moving! As of August 4th, 2014, Stephens Margolin PC will be open for business at 1000 SW Broadway Suite 1250, Portland, OR 97204. The staff of the 1000 Broadway Building went out of the way to make us feel … Continue…
Rank this Week: 4496

New Hampshire Family Law Blog

New Hampshire Family Law Blog

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

http://www.nhfamilylawblog.com/
  • May 18

    Guardian ad Litem Reports are Confidential

    Guardian ad Litem Reports are Confidential
    After you receive the GAL report and read it, your first instinct might be to share the document with family, friends and perhaps professionals such as therapists or teachers. It is important to hold back on this urge because the GAL report…
  • Feb 10

    Lessons from the Superbowl on Co-Parenting

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

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

    Spenard: Voluntary Unemployment, Financial Affidavits and Post-Trial Evidence
    In the Matter of Susan Spenard and David Spenard was decided on October 17, 2014 The Facts Husband and Wife married in 1998. During the marriage the Husband worked in real estate and owned several businesses and the Wife worked as an…
Rank this Week: 1645

Main Line Pennsylvania Family Law…

Main Line Pennsylvania Family Law Blog

By Bookspan Family Law Associates, LLC.

http://www.mainlinepafamilylawblog.com/
  • May 18

    Retirement Savings and Divorce

    Retirement Savings and Divorce
    Or whose money is this anyway? Usually the two largest assets for most families are their retirement savings and their home. As more people opt to leave unhappy marriages later in life, understanding the ins and outs of retirement…
  • Jan 27

    Does Divorce Affect My Social Security ?

    Does Divorce Affect My Social Security ?
    Keep your eye on the full picture it is essential to know what financial resources will be yours after divorce. When calculating your full financial picture be sure to consider social security benefits--your own or those of your…
  • Jan 8

    Partial Physical Custody and Proactive Contact

    Partial Physical Custody and Proactive Contact
    Non-Custodial Parents Need to Stay in the Game Divorce is a challenging event in the life of a family. Children and parents see and experience divorce differently. While parents are coping with the emotional, psychological and…
Rank this Week: 3673

Trust Matters Most

Trust Matters Most

Covers family law, divorce, bankruptcy, and specific Pennsylvania law changes. By Reese, Samley, Wagenseller, Mecum & Longer, P.C.

http://www.trustmattersmost.com/blog
  • May 6

    Bankruptcy Filings in Lancaster County

    Bankruptcy Filings in Lancaster County
    Check out this article in the Tuesday, May 5, 2015 issue of the Lancaster Newspaper, in which Matthew Samley shares his thoughts on the trends in bankruptcies and Lancaster County businesses.   Business Bankruptcies in Lancaster…
  • May 15

    Why Schedule A Consultation?

    Why Schedule A Consultation?
    Many initial calls by potential clients to attorneys’ offices result with a question “do I have a case or not”.  While it may seem like a very basic question, a majority of wisdom and advice you may receive from an…
  • May 15

    Divorce in Pennsylvania

    Divorce in Pennsylvania
    There are a myriad of considerations when it comes to the divorce process.  Depending upon the circumstances of your situation, the process can range from relatively simple and inexpensive to very complex and unfortunately, very…
Rank this Week: 2027

Nashville Divorce Lawyers Blog

Nashville Divorce Lawyers Blog

Covers family law. By Widrig Law PLLC.

http://www.nashvilledivorcelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2258

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/
  • May 3

    The Future of Custody Law Reform

    The Future of Custody Law Reform
    At the current time there is a professed aversion to custody “labels” in legal circles, coupled with a shift of emphasis from deciding who gets custody, to deciding how parental decision-making and time with children will…
  • Apr 12

    Why the Custody “Label” Matter

    Why the Custody “Label” Matter
    Before closing down the custody litigation side of my practice, I had opportunities on several occasions to hear judges attempt to explain why it is necessary, after a divorce, for one parent to be designated the “custodian” while…
  • Apr 4

    Presumptive joint custody

    Presumptive joint custody
    “Presumptive joint custody” refers to the idea that parents should share custody of their children unless some good reason is shown to exist, in a particular case, for only one parent to have custody. In popular usage,…
Rank this Week: 2204

Mississippi Family Lawyer Blog

Mississippi Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.mississippifamilylawyerblog.com/
  • May 1

    Wasting Marital Assets is a No-No in Mississippi

    Wasting Marital Assets is a No-No in Mississippi
    The entire concept of property division in a Mississippi divorce is rooted in fairness. In every divorce case, our Chancery courts are charged with the task of determining what is fair on a case-by-case basis. Typically, in a divorce, each…
  • Apr 2

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

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

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

    You Snooze You Lose: Do Not Wait to Enforce or Collect on Divorce Judgment
    Do not "sit" on your right to enforce or collect on a divorce judgment. Let me repeat that: DO NOT wait too long to enforce a divorce judgment or any incorporated alimony, property settlement, or child support judgment. I give this counsel…
Rank this Week: 3276

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

Covers California divorce and child custody law. By Beck Law.

http://www.santarosafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • May 1

    WHAT IS SUPERVISED VISITATION?

    WHAT IS SUPERVISED VISITATION?
    Santa Rosa supervised visitation attorney blog. According to California law, parents should have frequent and continuous contact with their minor children during the separation process and after their divorce is finalized. However, the law…
  • Apr 20

    How Are Spousal Support Payments Calculated in a California Divorce

    How Are Spousal Support Payments Calculated in a California Divorce
    How are spousal support payments calculated in a California divorce? Ending a marriage can affect almost every aspect of your life, including your financial stability. In many relationships, one party chooses to forgo education or pursuing a…
  • Apr 3

    Certain California Same-Sex Divorce Residency Requirement Exception

    Certain California Same-Sex Divorce Residency Requirement Exception
    Certain California same-sex divorce residency requirement exceptions. Though the right to marry for same-sex couples is quickly expanding throughout the country, there are still a significant number of states that refuse to recognize same-sex…
Rank this Week: 3446

Chicago Divorce & Family Law…

Chicago Divorce & Family Law Attorneys

By Anderson & Associates, P.C.

http://www.andersondivorcelawchicago.com/chicagodivorceattorney/
  • Apr 30

    Senate Bill 57, Illinois’ “Modern Family” Bill

    Senate Bill 57, Illinois’ “Modern Family” Bill
    Currently, all issues related to marriage and divorce, including child custody, child support, and the division of a couple’s property are addressed by the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. This Act, though…
  • Apr 28

    Orders of Protection: An Abused Area of the Law?

    Orders of Protection: An Abused Area of the Law?
    When an individual faces domestic violence from his or her intimate partner or another member of the household, he or she has the right to petition for an order of protection. An order of protection, sometimes also known as a restraining…
  • Apr 24

    Prenuptial Agreements for Second and Third Marriage

    Prenuptial Agreements for Second and Third Marriage
    Whether you are entering your first marriage or your fifth, it is important to protect your assets by signing a prenuptial agreement. A prenuptial agreement is a legal document that details your plans for your assets and support in the event…
Rank this Week: 2277