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Massachusetts Divorce & Family…

Massachusetts Divorce & Family Law Blog

Covers current issues in Massachusetts divorce and family law. By Steven Ballard.

http://massachusettsfamilylaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1005

Massachusetts Divorce Blog

Massachusetts Divorce Blog

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

http://www.massachusetts-divorce.com/blog/
  • Feb 26

    Proposed Bill to Allow Pre 2012 Alimony Orders to Terminate at Retirement

    Proposed Bill to Allow Pre 2012 Alimony Orders to Terminate at Retirement
    Massachusetts Representative John Fernandes recently (February 19, 2016) filed House Bill HD4546 which if enacted would now allow alimony orders which were entered into prior to 2012 to terminate upon the Federal Age of…
  • Dec 17

    Thinking outside the box about mediation

    Thinking outside the box about mediation
    Clients and family law attorneys are by now very familiar with using mediation as a technique to settle divorce cases. What is less well understood is that there are a myriad of ways to use mediators to make litigation of divorce cases more…
  • Dec 17

    Thinking outside the box about mediation

    Thinking outside the box about mediation
    Clients and family law attorneys are by now very familiar with using mediation as a technique to settle divorce cases. What is less well understood is that there are a myriad of ways to use mediators to make litigation of divorce cases more…
Rank this Week: 3735

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

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

http://www.massachusettsdivorcelawmonitor.com/
  • Jun 23

    Definition of Cohabitation Set in Recent Alimony Reform Act Interpretation

    Definition of Cohabitation Set in Recent Alimony Reform Act Interpretation
    The latest in a series of cases interpreting and clarifying the Alimony Reform Act of 2011 has just been decided. Duff-Kareores vs. Kareores was decided by the Supreme Judicial Court on June 15, 2016. What’s the Story? The parties were…
  • Jun 1

    It’s STILL Not Too Late to Act!

    It’s STILL Not Too Late to Act!
    Hi there, I usually take no position on pending legislation but the proposed changes to the alimony law will adversely affect thousands of pre-existing divorce agreements. If you can, please take the time to read this update and consider…
  • May 12

    Lemonade Can Be Bitter

    Lemonade Can Be Bitter
    Hi there, On a gorgeous day like today, you just want to sit outside and sip on a tall glass of lemonade. Recently though, the taste of lemonade has been made a little sharp by the fabulous Beyoncé. Infidelity became a hot topic with…
Rank this Week: 898

Massachusetts Divorce Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law and divorce. By Gabriel Cheong.

http://gabrielcheonglaw.com
  • Feb 17

    This Blog Has Moved

    This Blog Has Moved
    I’ve been posting on this blog since 2007 when I first started and I’m very proud of it. Because I want to consolidate my websites, this blog and all its posts have been moved to my main website.  For future updates to this…
  • Oct 30

    How can I modify my child custody or parenting/visitation plan?

    How can I modify my child custody or parenting/visitation plan?
    In order to modify a current order of custody or a parenting plan that’s in place, you have to start a separate action with the Probate and Family Court called a Complaint for Modification.  Before considering filing such an…
  • Oct 12

    Why should you have an attorney from the start?

    Why should you have an attorney from the start?
    I get a lot of calls from people who want to hire us after they have already filed a case themselves.  In many of these cases, they’ve already tried to navigate the court system for a while and they’re now contacting an…
Rank this Week: 1463

Massachusetts Family & Divorce…

Massachusetts Family & Divorce Mediation Blog

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

http://parkermediation.net/
  • Nov 16

    From International Academy of Collaborative Professional

    From International Academy of Collaborative Professional
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4128

McLean County Divorce

McLean County Divorce

Covers Illinois family law. By Jon D. McLaughlin.

http://mcleancountydivorce.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 25

    New Law on Illinois Child Support

    New Law on Illinois Child Support
    The changes to the Child Support Laws (becoming effective 1/1/16) include an allowable deduction for student loan debt. This is pretty significant because courts have pretty much told folks to take a hike when they ask for a reduction in…
  • Sep 23

    McLean County Illinois Court Records Online

    McLean County Illinois Court Records Online
    Public Access Search SystemDon R. Everhart, Jr., Mclean County Circuit Clerk, is pleased to present this information for public access.Disclaimers: This information pertains only to cases held before the Courts of McLean County, IL.…
  • Sep 17

    DCFS -- Inadequate Supervision

    DCFS -- Inadequate Supervision
    Many folks ask me how long you can leave your kids in a car alone, or how old do your kids have to be before you leave them alone at home. Well, the answer is not clear, but here is what DCFS uses to determine their position on each…
Rank this Week: 4385

Men's Family Law

Men's Family Law

Focuses on men and the legal issues that they must face as fathers and husbands. By David Pisarra.

http://mensfamilylaw.com/?cat=5
  • Jun 9

    MFL#044 – Suicidal Thoughts of Men and How To Help Them.

    MFL#044 – Suicidal Thoughts of Men and How To Help Them.
    Today’s show is about suicide and suicide prevention tactics for men going through a divorce. It’s the 10th leading cause of death in America, Men are 3.5 times more likely to die by suicide than women. White males were 70% of the…
  • Jun 2

    MFL#043 STOP THE STIGMA OF TRAUMA | DEBRA WARNER

    MFL#043 STOP THE STIGMA OF TRAUMA | DEBRA WARNER
    This episode has David speaking with Dr. Debra Warner about the SCRIPT (Summit on Community Resilience, Intervention, Prevention, and Training) Conference – Stopping the Stigma of Male Sexual Trauma. For men who have been sexual…
  • May 30

    Pay Your Child Support With Pizza? Maybe.

    Pay Your Child Support With Pizza? Maybe.
    In the News of The Wacky, I came across this article on Huffington Post about a man who was being charged with the crime of not paying his child support. It turns out though that the FEMALE JUDGE agreed with his lawyer, that when hard times…
Rank this Week: 833

Merkle | Trublood | Adam Blog

Merkle | Trublood | Adam Blog

Covers Florida family and criminal law.

http://jacksonvillecriminalandfamilylawyers.com/blog/
  • Jul 17

    When Do Obligations Under Florida’s Parental Relocation Statute Begin?

    When Do Obligations Under Florida’s Parental Relocation Statute Begin?
    As we’ve discussed in prior  family law blogs, Florida has a parental relocation law, Fla. Stat. 61.13001, that requires a parent relocating more than 50 miles from their residence to obtain the other parent’s formal consent…
  • Jul 3

    Supreme Court Steps in to Protect Privacy Right

    Supreme Court Steps in to Protect Privacy Right
    Anyone who has ever watched a television or movie crime drama has watched a scene where law enforcement officers go to a hotel or motel and find a critical piece of information by checking the establishment’s records. This is an…
  • Jun 30

    Relative Adoption

    Relative Adoption
    It’s very common for family members to temporarily or permanently care for the child of another relative. Nationally, more than 2.5 million children are being raised by family members other than their parents. Often, these family…
Rank this Week: 2196

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Covers divorce and family law in Illinois.

http://www.divorce-attorney-illinois.com/
  • Aug 24

    The Transformation of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act: The Overview

    The Transformation of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act: The Overview
    The concept of family has made an incredible transformation over hundreds of years. The traditional family unit hundreds of years ago painted a portrait of the nuclear family – father, mother, and children – with various layers of…
  • Aug 17

    Parental Authority and Children’s Right to Privacy: Where Is the Line Drawn?

    Parental Authority and Children’s Right to Privacy: Where Is the Line Drawn?
    Technology has changed the relationship that kids have with electronic devices and the relationship that parents have with their children’s electronic devices. As technology made surveillance easier and easier, nanny cam’s became…
  • Aug 10

    Is Denying Medical Treatment to Children Due to Religion a Right?

    Is Denying Medical Treatment to Children Due to Religion a Right?
    With the widespread return of disease epidemics spawned by parents not vaccinating their children, the topic of religious exemptions in the medical field has legislators in hot debate. Fundamental rights of freedom of expression are always…
Rank this Week: 3804

Miami Family Lawyer Blog

Miami Family Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida family law. By Vilar Law, P.A.

http://www.miamifamilylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2743

Michael A. Meschino Blog

Michael A. Meschino Blog

Covers Illinois family law.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelaw.org/blog/
  • Mar 16

    When you ask for sole custody in an Illinois divorce

    When you ask for sole custody in an Illinois divorce
    Decisions regarding children are often the most emotionally-charged during a divorce. Parents have to face the possibility that they may have less time to spend with their children than they are comfortable with. Family lawyers in Chicago…
  • Mar 13

    Who should pay for day-care expenses?

    Who should pay for day-care expenses?
    Raising a child can be very expensive, and doing so on one salary can be even more of a challenge. For divorced parents in Illinois, determining how to arrange childcare may create additional expenses that a custodial parent is unable to…
  • Mar 11

    A verbal agreement with a soon-to-be ex isn’t worth the paper it’s written on

    A verbal agreement with a soon-to-be ex isn’t worth the paper it’s written on
    Going through a divorce in Illinois can be expensive and stressful. This may lead some couples to decide that they would rather attempt to simplify the process by making verbal agreements in order to avoid courtroom battles. A divorce lawyer…
Rank this Week: 1861

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/
  • Jan 29

    Filing for Divorce in Oakland County?

    Filing for Divorce in Oakland County?
    If you are a party to a divorce case in Oakland County, and you have minor children, you will receive notice of your Early Intervention Conference (EIC). The EIC is the first hearing held on divorce cases involving minor children. The EIC is…
  • Jan 29

    Filing for Divorce in Oakland County?

    Filing for Divorce in Oakland County?
    If you are a party to a divorce case in Oakland County, and you have minor children, you will receive notice of your Early Intervention Conference (EIC). The EIC is the first hearing held on divorce cases involving minor children. The EIC is…
  • Jan 15

    Medical Marijuana Use and Child Custody

    Medical Marijuana Use and Child Custody
    The Medical Marijuana Act states that a person shall not be denied custody or visitation of a minor for acting in accordance with the act, unless the person's behavior is such that it creates an unreasonable danger to the minor that can be…
Rank this Week: 3764

Minick Law Blog

Minick Law Blog

Covers DWI, civil rights, family law, workers compensation, and criminal justice.

http://www.minicklaw.com/asheville-attorney-blog/
  • Jun 22

    A Lawyer’s Prayer to St. Thomas More: Principled Hero for the Attorney

    A Lawyer’s Prayer to St. Thomas More: Principled Hero for the Attorney
      Today, June 22, we celebrate the Feast Day of Thomas More. I start many days at the office with the Lawyer’s Prayer to Thomas More (see below).   This beautiful prayer written by the Center of Thomas More Studies always…
  • May 19

    From Jail to Bail

    From Jail to Bail
    Factors involved in a Magistrate setting bond Being charged with a criminal offense can be very stressful and frightening experience. For most people charged with a crime, the incident ends with them confined in a county jail hoping to be…
  • May 13

    Marijuana Use and Driving While Impaired

    Marijuana Use and Driving While Impaired
      Marijuana Users Beware   In North Carolina it is illegal to drive a vehicle while under the influence of an impairing substance. Impairing substances include alcohol, illegal drugs, prescription medications, and marijuana.  …
Rank this Week: 2201

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/
  • May 5

    In the Matter of Oberg v. Bradley

    In the Matter of Oberg v. Bradley
    (Filed August 3, 2015) (Court of Appeals) Respondent Mother obtained an Order for Protection against Appellant Father from the district court on behalf of the parties’ minor son after the district court admitted the son’s…
  • Apr 21

    In the Matter of Dakota County and Floding v. Gillespie

    In the Matter of Dakota County and Floding v. Gillespie
    (Filed July 22, 2015) (Supreme Court) Appellant Mother, who was receiving child support from Respondent Father, began receiving Social Security dependent benefits upon Respondent’s retirement. The child support magistrate granted…
  • Mar 18

    Possible Changes to Child Support Guideline

    Possible Changes to Child Support Guideline
    There are two bills that have been introduced in the Minnesota Legislature.  One would establish a permanent advisory committee on child support guidelines. The other one is a bigger substantive change.  Child support would be…
Rank this Week: 1194

Minnesota Divorce Blog

Minnesota Divorce Blog

Covers divorce, alimony, and child support issues. By Mankato Family Law.

http://mankatofamilylaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 7

    The $33,000 Divorce Mistake (AKA Default Judgment)

    The $33,000 Divorce Mistake (AKA Default Judgment)
    The $33,000 Divorce Mistake I received a call the other day from a woman who was calling on behalf of her boyfriend (very common!) who said that her boyfriend was divorced about 6 years ago after a marriage of 5 years.  He didn’t…
  • Jan 21

    Divorce vs. Legal Separation In Minnesota

    Divorce vs. Legal Separation In Minnesota
    UPDATE: 1-21-2015 This is such a common question I thought I would start out the blog by answering it!  My standard quip is as a divorce lawyer I love legal separations because we get to do the same case twice (and charge accordingly!).…
  • Jan 20

    Taxes and Divorce

    Taxes and Divorce
    Taxes and Divorce in Minnesota: a Few Common Questions & Answers One of failings that us divorce lawyers have is that we usually focus on family law instead of on tax law.  In fact, many divorce lawyers actually put a bold…
Rank this Week: 3216

Minnesota Family Law Blog

Minnesota Family Law Blog

Covers family law issues and events in Minnesota. By Heimerl & Lammers.

http://www.minnesotafamilylawblog.com/
  • Feb 24

    Shared Parenting Rulings on the Rise in the US

    Shared Parenting Rulings on the Rise in the US
    An increasing amount of states are shifting towards a shared parenting presumption in family law cases, as proponents believe children are better served if they can spend equal time with both parents. “The best interest of the child or…
  • Jan 31

    Inactive Status Allows Minnesota Couples To Reconsider Divorce

    Inactive Status Allows Minnesota Couples To Reconsider Divorce
    No two divorces are the same. Some are amicable, while others are a little testier. Sometimes a person files for divorce after months of evaluation, other times it occurs in a quick moment of clarity.  However a couple comes to the…
  • Jan 17

    The Worst Piece of Divorce Advice

    The Worst Piece of Divorce Advice
    A recent Huffington Post article outlined the top 11 worst pieces of marriage advice. One piece of advice in particular relates to divorce as well. That piece of “bad advice” is that “you can always get divorced.”…
Rank this Week: 3388

Mississippi Family Lawyer Blog

Mississippi Family Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Mississippi Divorce Statute: A Cooling Off….Or Heating Things Up….Period?

    Mississippi Divorce Statute: A Cooling Off….Or Heating Things Up….Period?
    So you both agree that you want to be divorced and you want to be divorced NOW! If no one is at fault for the divorce, you may wish to file what is known as an irreconcilable differences divorce. Irreconcilable Differences, also known as an…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3086

Missouri Divorce and Family Law…

Missouri Divorce and Family Law Blog

Covers alimony/maintenance, bankruptcy, child support, custody and visitation, divorce, paternity, property division and taxes. By Mark Wortman.

http://familylaw.mwortmanlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 532

Mogren Glessner & Roti

Mogren Glessner & Roti

Covers Washington state family law, estate planning, and probate.

http://mgrlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 30

    Passport For Child After Divorce

    Passport For Child After Divorce
    What do you do when you hear your ex-spouse plans to take your children on a vacation out of the country? What do you do? Knowing your legal rights will help put you at east and protect your relationship with your children. To take your…
  • Apr 4

    Compassion and Conviction

    Compassion and Conviction
    The following is a quote I came across from Rick Warren that I find insightful in this age of political correctness:“Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear…
  • Oct 3

    Power of Attorney for Adult Children

    Power of Attorney for Adult Children
    Do you have a Power of Attorney for your adult
Rank this Week: 4025

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/
  • Aug 19

    New Act Changes Corporate Filing Deadlines and Extension Deadlines for Return

    New Act Changes Corporate Filing Deadlines and Extension Deadlines for Return
    On July 31, 2015, President Obama signed into law P.L. 114-41, the “Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015.” Although this new law was primarily designed as a 3-month stopgap extension of…
  • Jul 31

    Baby Boomers in a Good Place

    Baby Boomers in a Good Place
    A recent article in The New York Times talked about how many Americans 65 years of age and older are managing just fine in this economy. They are doing better than seniors in prior generations. These are mostly middle class seniors who are…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2228

Musings, Legal Ease and Other…

Musings, Legal Ease and Other Stuff on Family Law

Covers Ohio domestic relations law topics, including support, custody, visitation and property division. By Pam Walker Makowski.

http://pamelamakowski.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    Taking your children through the divorce proce

    Taking your children through the divorce proce
    No, I don't mean divorcing your children, although I am sure that sometimes that is tempting.But it is a challenge to get a divorce, deal with the change in your family set-up, and dealing with the changes that the children are going…
  • Jan 29

    Being flexible

    Being flexible
    How do some parents end up in court with a holy war, while others just drop in to finalize paperwork and then get on with there lives?  There are probably a fair number of cases that deserve to be fought out, either because one parent or…
  • Nov 12

    Talking to the other parent, Part II

    Talking to the other parent, Part II
    Okay, I realize that I have strongly encouraged parents to talk to each other about their children.  I know that good co-parenting happens when there is open communication.However, the other day I witnessed a very sad situation.
Rank this Week: 4876

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/
  • Apr 29

    Update on the case: DCS interview without parental consent

    Update on the case: DCS interview without parental consent
      In February, the Department of Child Safety interviewed a child for a child neglect investigation without parental consent. This caused much debate, with the parents (and the Ombudsman) arguing that DCS lacked legal authority to…
  • Apr 26

    To Catch a Predator: Scottsdale edition

    To Catch a Predator: Scottsdale edition
    Two weeks ago, six men were arrested by Scottsdale police after an undercover prostitution sting. According to court documents, the Scottsdale police placed “escort” ads on backpage.com and other websites, and the men responded…
  • Apr 5

    Same-sex adoption made legal in all 50 states: What does this mean for Arizona?

    Same-sex adoption made legal in all 50 states: What does this mean for Arizona?
    In March, a federal judge ruled that Mississippi’s holdout ban on same-sex couples’ adoptions was unconstitutional, making same-sex adoption legal in all 50 states. This ruling, like many court decisions involving same-sex…
Rank this Week: 3765

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/
  • Nov 4

    Arizona Women Divorce Professionals (AWDP)

    Arizona Women Divorce Professionals (AWDP)
    Arizona Women Divorce Professionals (AWDP) is a team of highly qualified professionals who help their clients successfully navigate through the divorce process. The team is comprised of eight women who have experience in family law, including…
  • Aug 10

    Is it really SIDS?

    Is it really SIDS?
    We have all seen that episode of Law and Order SVU where Olivia and Elliot dramatically announce that the forensic results determined that the baby died of… SIDS. SIDS stands for “Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.” According to…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3770

Nashville Probate and Disability…

Nashville Probate and Disability Law Journal

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

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

    Giving Away the House

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

    Living Independently in Old Age

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

    Paying for Nursing Home Care

    Paying for Nursing Home Care
    Posted by Barbara Moss. As I've written in a prior post (December 19, 2012), Medicare pays only a limited amount toward nursing home care and then only when there has been a 3-day hospital admission first. People who enter a nursing home…
Rank this Week: 3454

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

    Joint Decision Making: Words of Wisdom

    Joint Decision Making: Words of Wisdom
    I appreciate when judges talk to the parties at the end of the hearing. Today, following a hearing regarding disagreements about unilateral decision making and information sharing, the judge told the parties to ask themselves: Would you want…
  • Dec 8

    Retroactive Modification of Child Support in New Hampshire

    Retroactive Modification of Child Support in New Hampshire
    Over the years, I have had several clients come to me with issues regarding the retroactivity of a child support modification. These situations have included circumstances such as informal modifications of child support which were never filed…
  • Aug 31

    IMO Sheys and Blackburn: Can New Hampshire maintain jurisdiction over a child when it is no longer the home state?

    IMO Sheys and Blackburn: Can New Hampshire maintain jurisdiction over a child when it is no longer the home state?
    The New Hampshire Supreme Court issued its opinion In the Matter of Mary Sheys and Eric Blackburn on July 15, 2015.  The Facts Mother and father married in 2005. They had two children during their marriage. When they divorced in New…
Rank this Week: 1353

New Hampshire Guide to Family Law

New Hampshire Guide to Family Law

Covers family law, prenuptial agreements, legal separations, divorce, annulments, and child custody issues. By McLane, Graf, Raulerson, & Middleton, PA.

http://www.nhguidetofamilylaw.com
  • Oct 27

    McLane Middleton Hosts CLANH Annual Meeting

    McLane Middleton Hosts CLANH Annual Meeting
    The Collaborative Law Alliance of New Hampshire’s (CLANH) annual meeting was held at McLane Middleton on September 17, 2015.  The firm is a big supporter of CLANH’s work, and are proud to have been able to host the event…
  • Jul 29

    What is the First Appearance Conference and What Can I Expect?

    What is the First Appearance Conference and What Can I Expect?
    Summary: Attendance at a first appearance conference is required by Family Division Rule 2.11 in all cases involving minor children. This post describes the first appearance conference. The filing of a family law case involving minor children…
  • Jan 5

    Divorce Is A Two Step Proceeding: Don’t Get Bogged Down in Temporary Matter

    Divorce Is A Two Step Proceeding: Don’t Get Bogged Down in Temporary Matter
    Divorce is really a two step process. The second step is the ultimate resolution of all issues on a permanent, basis, either following a trial or by agreement, as to all issues involved, including property division, alimony, child support and…
Rank this Week: 2158

New Jersey Divorce and Family…

New Jersey Divorce and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers family and divorce law. By The Law Office of James P. Yudes, P.C.

http://www.newjerseydivorcelawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2635

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: 4392

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/
  • Jun 23

    Can I Be Fired Because I Am Getting Divorced?

    Can I Be Fired Because I Am Getting Divorced?
    No. Pursuant to New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination, an employer may not chastise, obstruct promotions or terminate an employee simply because they are getting divorced when it has no impact on the quality of their work product or…
  • Jun 15

    Why This Divorce Lawyer Does Not Recommend “Post-Nuptial” Agreements.

    Why This Divorce Lawyer Does Not Recommend “Post-Nuptial” Agreements.
    For over the past twenty years as an attorney practicing divorce law here in New Jersey, I have had countless folks ask me about my opinion regarding post-nuptial agreements (as opposed to a pre-nuptial agreement, which is obviously…
  • Jun 7

    New Jersey Alimony and Retirement; A New Case Provides Guidance

    New Jersey Alimony and Retirement; A New Case Provides Guidance
    In September 2014, New Jersey’s alimony laws became “modernized” in many respects. Consequently, lawyers who only handle divorce and family law cases have been monitoring how the courts interpret many aspects of the New…
Rank this Week: 3589

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By the Law Office of Peter Van Aulen.

http://www.newjerseydivorcelawyerblog.net/
  • Jun 21

    Annulment in NJ

    Annulment in NJ
    The annulment of a marriage erases the marriage completely, as if it never happened. Without a marriage, there is no marital property or debt. Therefore, in a civil action to annul a marriage, there will be no equitable distribution. There…
  • Jun 7

    Divorce Lawyers in NJ

    Divorce Lawyers in NJ
    When searching for a divorce lawyer in NJ, you want someone you can trust. You’re dealing with an unfortunate situation which may be complicated by child custody or other legal issues. You may have to handle disbursement of assets or…
  • Jun 3

    LEGAL SEPARATION IN NJ

    LEGAL SEPARATION IN NJ
    New Jersey has no action for separation for married couples. Instead, there is an action for “divorce from bed and board” which does everything a divorce action does, but leaves the parties married. These actions are based on…
Rank this Week: 2081

New Jersey Divorce Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Divorce Lawyers Blog

Covers family law. By Goldstein Law Group.

http://www.newjerseydivorcelawyers-blog.com/
  • Oct 15

    Common Questions About Filing For Divorce in New Jersey

    Common Questions About Filing For Divorce in New Jersey
    How long do I have to have lived in New Jersey before I can file for divorce here? Except in cases alleging that the spouse against whom the divorce is sought committed adultery, at least one spouse must have resided in New Jersey…
  • Oct 11

    FAQs Concerning Child Support in New Jersey

    FAQs Concerning Child Support in New Jersey
    How are child support payments calculated in New Jersey? The State of New Jersey has established child support guidelines that are used in determining the amount of financial support that a parent should contribute to the care of his or…
  • Oct 10

    Domestic Violence and the Destruction of Marital Property in New Jersey

    Domestic Violence and the Destruction of Marital Property in New Jersey
    Do I have any recourse if my spouse destroys our jointly owned property in a violent fight? When an unmarried New Jersey resident destroys property that belongs to another individual, he or she may be committing criminal mischief under the…
Rank this Week: 2163

New Jersey Divorce Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Divorce Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.newjerseydivorcelawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 9

    New Jersey Fault Grounds That Affect Alimony

    New Jersey Fault Grounds That Affect Alimony
    For years divorcing couples have heard that New Jersey courts do not consider fault when it comes to determining whether alimony should be awarded. This is true. In most cases marital fault is irrelevant to a determination of alimony.…
  • Dec 2

    Step-Parents Responsibility To Pay Child Support in New Jersey

    Step-Parents Responsibility To Pay Child Support in New Jersey
    The question often arises whether a stepparent has any responsibility to pay child support for their stepchildren. The general rule is that a stepparent has no duty to pay child support for their stepchildren. However, practically speaking,…
  • Nov 25

    New Jersey Custody Hearing Rules and Procedure

    New Jersey Custody Hearing Rules and Procedure
    The New Jersey courts use different standards to determine initial custody awards versus requests for changes to an established custody order. Initial Custody Awards When two parents have not been to court previously to decide who is the…
Rank this Week: 1812

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: 2316

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: 3432

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/
  • Jun 13

    Guiding Your Children through Your Divorce

    Guiding Your Children through Your Divorce
    For some people, divorce is the only solution to the problems in their relationship. Still, it is difficult for everyone involved as they adjust to changes in family finances and lifestyles. Children can be most affected since they very often…
  • May 30

    Neglecting Terms of Custody Agreement Have Costly Consequence

    Neglecting Terms of Custody Agreement Have Costly Consequence
    When facing divorce, many parents will go to great lengths to arrive at custody agreements that protect the daily routines of their children as much as possible. Allowing children to remain with the friends and schools they’ve become…
  • May 16

    Should Parents Pay for Child’s Bullying Behavior?

    Should Parents Pay for Child’s Bullying Behavior?
    Most people would agree that bullying needs to end. How to best accomplish this and protect our children is the question. After a number of well-publicized suicides by victims of alleged bullying, New Jersey passed what has been referred…
Rank this Week: 1416

New Jersey Family Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Family Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Helfand & Associates.

http://www.newjerseyfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 22

    Want to Get Away? Why You Should Think About Child Custody Before You Move out of Town – Dwyer v. Dwyer

    Want to Get Away? Why You Should Think About Child Custody Before You Move out of Town – Dwyer v. Dwyer
    Child custody and support matters involve complicated legal issues that require the counsel of an experienced attorney. There are specific types of custody which have legal significance affecting each parents’ rights, responsibilities…
  • Jun 22

    Impact of Retirement on Alimony

    Impact of Retirement on Alimony
    One of the many questions that often come up in spousal support or alimony cases is whether the support payments continue after the ex-spouse making those payments retires. Alimony may be terminated or modified upon the prospective or actual…
  • Jun 22

    Paying Spousal Support after Retirement in New Jersey – Healing v. Healing

    Paying Spousal Support after Retirement in New Jersey – Healing v. Healing
    New Jersey law generally presumes that spousal support or alimony payments should be terminated when the person making the payments retires. This general presumption is rebuttable, however. As the state’s Superior Court recently…
Rank this Week: 1754

New Orleans Criminal Lawyer, New…

New Orleans Criminal Lawyer, New Orleans Divorce Lawyer and Traffic Lawyer

Covers criminal law and divorce law information in New Orleans. By Harold E. Weiser.

http://www.weiserlawfirm.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    Synthetic Marijuana in Louisiana

    Synthetic Marijuana in Louisiana
    Synthetic, designer drugs were just starting to make waves in Jefferson Parish last fall when Lt.
  • Jul 26

    Actor Russell Brand in New Orleans Municipal Court

    Actor Russell Brand in New Orleans Municipal Court
    Actor Russell Brand must perform 20 hours of community service and pay a $500 court fee to resolve a misdemeanor charge stemming from a 
  • Jul 24

    New Orleans Criminal Defense

    New Orleans Criminal Defense
    Bridge City man booked in West Bank murderPublished: Tuesday, January 04, 2011, 6:05 PM    by the Times-Picayune
Rank this Week: 3407

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/
Rank this Week: 2961

New York Divorce Attorney Blog

New York Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By Ingrid Gherman.

http://www.newyorkdivorceattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2229

New York Divorce Blog

New York Divorce Blog

By Bruce Provda.

http://www.nydivorcefirm.com/blog
  • Jun 24

    Laugh, Smile or Howl?

    Laugh, Smile or Howl?
    Smiling can both reflect and influence our mood. It can also help deal with the difficult and complex world we live in and reflect a good adjustment to the problems we face including the challenges of rebuilding our lives after…
  • Jun 6

    Dating

    Dating
    Give yourself time before you start dating again Make sure you have examined and learned from your past relationship Know what you are looking for Understand the issues of remarriage, blended families, step-parenting Have fun! You are ready…
  • Jun 1

    Bringing your kids on date

    Bringing your kids on date
    Your children’s safety Your kid’s safety should always come first and dating generally involves meeting someone you know very little about and though it is unlikely, it is possible that they could present a threat to you or your…
Rank this Week: 2179

New York Divorce Blog

New York Divorce Blog

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

http://newyorkdivorceblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4593

New York Divorce Lawyer Blog

New York Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers New York divorce and family law issues. By David Centeno.

https://nyuncontesteddivorceattorney.com/blog/
  • Apr 6

    Are We New York Divorce “Specialists?”

    Are We New York Divorce “Specialists?”
    A common question that potential clients have for the firm is “do you specialize in divorce?” While my firm primarily handles divorce, unfortunately I cannot state that we are New York divorce specialists. New York attorneys…
  • Jan 31

    NY Same Sex Marriage – A Divorce Booby Trap for Out-of-State Resident

    NY Same Sex Marriage – A Divorce Booby Trap for Out-of-State Resident
    I get calls on a daily basis from people across the United States who all made the same mistake.  They came from their home states to New York to marry their same sex partner, but now when their marriage is not working out they’re…
  • Sep 5

    Attorney David Centeno Selected to be Huffington Post Contributor

    Attorney David Centeno Selected to be Huffington Post Contributor
    I am proud to announce that I have been selected to write for the Huffington Post as an expert on New York divorce and family law issues.  It is a true honor to have been selected, as I have always admired HuffPost. You can find my first…
Rank this Week: 1997

New York Divorce Report

New York Divorce Report

Covers child custody, child support, divorce, equitable distribution, marriage, spousal maintenance, and visitation. By Daniel E. Clement.

http://divorce.clementlaw.com/
  • Dec 4

    What Are The Odds That I Will Get Divorced: Are the Divorce Rates Down?

    What Are The Odds That I Will Get Divorced: Are the Divorce Rates Down?
    According to a report in the New York Times, divorce lawyers, like me, may be soon looking for new careers. The divorce rate, which had been as high as fifty percent is reportedly decreasing. According to a study: About 70 percent of…
  • Nov 17

    Dog Divorce Tug of Wars: Preventable By a Pup-Nup

    Dog Divorce Tug of Wars: Preventable By a Pup-Nup
    With growing frequency, couples are fighting for custody of their cats and dogs when they divorce. Like all litigated matters, a pet custody case can be expensive and contentious. Recent New York courts have ruled that pet custody divorce…
  • Nov 5

    Service by Social Networking: Can You Be Served Through Facebook?

    Service by Social Networking: Can You Be Served Through Facebook?
    The next time you check into Facebook, you may get more than a “Like” from one of your friends, you could be served with legal papers. Recently, a New York judge authorized service of legal papers through Facebook in a family law…
Rank this Week: 667

New York Family Law Blog

New York Family Law Blog

Covers family law topics. Published by New York attorney, Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkfamilylawblog.com/
  • Jun 21

    Social Services Seeks to Terminate Parental Rights of Father

    Social Services Seeks to Terminate Parental Rights of Father
    A New York Family Lawyer said this is a proceeding pursuant to Social Services Law § 384-b to terminate parental rights of the natural father. The petitioner, Little Flower Children’s Services, appealed from an order of the Family…
  • Jun 16

    Plaintiff Wife Obtained Temporary Restraining Order for Violent Attack by Husband

    Plaintiff Wife Obtained Temporary Restraining Order for Violent Attack by Husband
    A New York Family Lawyer said a couple was married on August 21, 1975. They had two children from that marriage. K born July 16, 1976 (13) and A born June 25, 1978 (11). Mr. H and Mrs. C were divorced on April 3, 1985 and both children…
  • Jun 15

    Defendant Responsible for Providing Wife with a Psychiatrist

    Defendant Responsible for Providing Wife with a Psychiatrist
    A New York Family Lawyer said that, in an action for divorce, defendant husband appeals from so much of a judgment of the Supreme Court, dated December 23, 1981, as (1) granted custody of the parties’ child to plaintiff wife; (2)…
Rank this Week: 1089

New York Family Law Voice

New York Family Law Voice

Covers divorce and family law. By Albie Myburgh.

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

    Manhattan Divorce Lawyers: Like a Surgeon

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

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

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

    Manhattan Child Custody Agreements: Listen to the Child

    Manhattan Child Custody Agreements: Listen to the Child
    When it comes to Manhattan child custody cases, it’s rare that children are given a great deal of say in the matter. Many child custody attorneys believe it’s time for that to change.
Rank this Week: 3892