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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…
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Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

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

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

    2016 Best Legal Blog Competition Nomination

    2016 Best Legal Blog Competition Nomination
    If you find the Divorce Law Monitor blog to be helpful, we could use your assistance with something! Please indulge us as we ask for a quick favor. The Expert Institute is accepting nominations for the 2016 Best Legal Blog Competition,…
  • Aug 17

    It’s Back to School Time Again!

    It’s Back to School Time Again!
    Hi there, Despite the oppressive heat, it’s almost back to school time again. By this point in the summer most parents are pretty ready for school to begin. One of the best ways to make the school year smoother for your kids is to…
  • Aug 10

    Military Pensions Could See Significant Change

    Military Pensions Could See Significant Change
    Pending Federal legislation could have a huge impact on how judges will divide military pensions during a divorce. In a previous post, I discussed at length how military pension plans currently could be divided in the context of a…
Rank this Week: 1601

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: 2140

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: 3222

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: 2623

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
  • Jul 19

    Can Taylor Swift Sue Kanye West or Kim Kardashian for Libel? Find out here

    Can Taylor Swift Sue Kanye West or Kim Kardashian for Libel? Find out here
    I was interviewed by Hollywoodlife.com on the burning issue of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian being guilty of libel or slander of Taylor Swift and if that means there’s a lawsuit in the works. It turns out that Kim Kardashian West…
  • Jul 9

    Will Louis Tomlinson Pay Briana Jungwirth OUTRAGEOUS CHILD SUPPORT?

    Will Louis Tomlinson Pay Briana Jungwirth OUTRAGEOUS CHILD SUPPORT?
    So in the never ending world of child custody and child support battles, the demands can get outrageous. Case in Point – Briana Jungwirth, who plays baby-mama to Louis Tomlinson is looking for a bigger payday! Louis is already paying…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3460

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: 4767

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: 3035

Miami Family Lawyer Blog

Miami Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.miamifamilylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4436

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: 4328

Michigan Divorce Lawyers Blog

Michigan Divorce Lawyers Blog

Covers family law, divorce, and custody issues in Michigan. By Serafini, Michalowski, Derkacz & Associates P.C.

http://www.michigandivorcelawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 22

    What is an established custodial environment?

    What is an established custodial environment?
    Where a change of custody is sought, the initial inquiry is whether there is an established custodial environment. An established custodial environment (ECE)  is an environment of “significant duration in which a parent provides…
  • Aug 8

    Child Support FAQ’

    Child Support FAQ’
    Child support is based upon a formula that takes into consideration the incomes of both parties, the amount of overnights the payor has with the child, health care costs, child care costs, and tax exemptions. Child support is generally paid…
  • Jul 25

    What is the difference between legal custody and physical custody?

    What is the difference between legal custody and physical custody?
    There are two types of custody that will be determined in a custody or divorce case. Legal custody involves major decisions affecting the child, including, but not limited to schooling, healthcare, and religion.  Physical custody refers…
Rank this Week: 4105

Minick Law Blog

Minick Law Blog

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

http://www.minicklaw.com/asheville-attorney-blog/
Rank this Week: 4390

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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2049

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: 2404

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: 2724

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: 3991

Missouri Divorce and Family Law…

Missouri Divorce and Family Law Blog

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

http://familylaw.mwortmanlaw.com/
  • Aug 21

    New Missouri custody law seeks to maximize time with each parent, takes effect August 28

    New Missouri custody law seeks to maximize time with each parent, takes effect August 28
    Governor Jay Nixon signed House bill 1550 into law on July 1, 2016, which takes effect August 28, 2016.  This law has been dubbed as an equal custody law, or 50/50 custody law, but that is not an entirely accurate description. …
  • Jul 23

    LAGERS Pension divided as a future asset

    LAGERS Pension divided as a future asset
    Recent Case:  LAGERS Pension present value of zero but future payment divided Missouri Statutes require division of marital property, including local government retirement system benefits. The Circuit court treated the defined benefit…
  • Jul 19

    Marijuana use not grounds for termination of parental right

    Marijuana use not grounds for termination of parental right
    Recent Case: Marijuana use under the level of chemical dependency not grounds for termination of parental rights Father appeals from the judgment terminating his parental rights. Grounds for termination of parental rights require clear and…
Rank this Week: 961

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: 2119

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: 4777

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: 3980

My Arizona Criminal, Child Abuse…

My Arizona Criminal, Child Abuse and Neglect Attorney

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

http://woodnicklawchildcustody.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 25

    Coping with Failed Adoption

    Coping with Failed Adoption
    Building adopted families is a dream for many people.  Perhaps adoption is a choice in the wake of fertility challenges, perhaps adoption is the product of a relative who is unable to care for their own child through CPS, or perhaps…
  • Jun 30

    Tuscon TV personalities charged with child abuse

    Tuscon TV personalities charged with child abuse
    Generally, when a baby tests positive for illegal drugs, it is immediately after birth.  That is to say, the drug for which the baby is positive is passed through the mother in utero.  The story below shows there are exceptions to…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2299

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: 972

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: 2364

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: 1273

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: 4722

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/
  • Aug 21

    In September 2014, the New Jersey…

    In September 2014, the New Jersey Legislature amended this State’s statute on alimony.   Among the changes that the new alimony statute contains was a provision related to retirement.    The addition that the Legislature…
  • Aug 12

    Retroactive Unallocated Child Support Modification in Cases Involving More Than One Child

    Retroactive Unallocated Child Support Modification in Cases Involving More Than One Child
    On August 9, 2016, the New Jersey Appellate Division Committee on Opinions approved for publication the Trial Court opinion of the Hon. L.R. Jones, J.S.C. in the case of Harrington-v-Harrington, in which the court analyzed the situation…
  • Aug 9

    What is the Impact of a Couple Living Beyond Their Means During the Marriage Upon an Alimony Award?

    What is the Impact of a Couple Living Beyond Their Means During the Marriage Upon an Alimony Award?
    It is a well settled proposition in New Jersey that the “goal of a proper alimony award is to assist the supported spouse in achieving a lifestyle that is reasonably comparable to the one enjoyed SONY DSC while living with the…
Rank this Week: 4266

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: 2836

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/
  • Aug 15

    IN NEW JERSEY TO MODIFY ALIMONY, CHANGE OF CIRCUMSTANCES MUST BE PERMANENT

    IN NEW JERSEY TO MODIFY ALIMONY, CHANGE OF CIRCUMSTANCES MUST BE PERMANENT
    New Jersey’s standard for modification of an alimony award is based upon a change of financial circumstances such that a modification of the award is warranted. More importantly, the financial change of circumstances cannot be of a…
  • Aug 11

    Divorce Recovery – Overcoming Loneline

    Divorce Recovery – Overcoming Loneline
    A divorce causes drastic changes in your life because you are suddenly alone. You may have children, friends, and other family members who love and encourage you, but it is not the same as it is with a spouse. Morning coffee becomes just a…
  • Aug 8

    Tips to Help Your Children Get Through Your Divorce

    Tips to Help Your Children Get Through Your Divorce
    Divorce is an ugly word but an unfortunate circumstance in many families today. While a divorcing couple can typically navigate the process with as few hurt feelings as possible, it is often impossible to keep children completely out of the…
Rank this Week: 4659

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

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

    The Judge Is Smarter Than Some People Think!

    The Judge Is Smarter Than Some People Think!
    Throughout my career as a divorce and family law attorney, I have seen many folks who feel that they can, “play the system.” Many times, this involves the high conflict issue of alimony. Let’s call it the way it is; no one…
  • Jul 14

    If I Go Back To College, May I Have My Child Support Reduced?

    If I Go Back To College, May I Have My Child Support Reduced?
    No. If you voluntarily become unemployed and go back to college, New Jersey law is clear that this voluntary decision is temporary in nature. Moreover, a judge of the Family Part of the Superior Court of New Jersey shall not relieve a parent…
  • 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…
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New Jersey Divorce Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Divorce Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.newjerseydivorcelawyersblog.com/
  • 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: 4731

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: 4875

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: 436

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: 2246

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/
  • Aug 22

    Determining Who Gets the Assets in A Divorce

    Determining Who Gets the Assets in A Divorce
    You’re getting a divorce. You want the house, the car, the vacation timeshare and anything else you can get simply because you believe your soon-to-be ex is a louse and you deserve to be compensated for your anguish. Before you hand…
  • Aug 8

    Avoiding These Mistakes May Help You Get Through Your Divorce

    Avoiding These Mistakes May Help You Get Through Your Divorce
    Divorce, no matter how inevitable it might be, is an emotional roller coaster for everyone involved. Sadness, hurt, anger, relief, fear, anxiety are all feelings spouses and children alike may experience throughout the divorce process. And…
  • Jul 25

    How You Approach Your Divorce Can Affect Your Parenting Partnership

    How You Approach Your Divorce Can Affect Your Parenting Partnership
    Divorcing couples may severe ties with each other but not with their children — once a parent, always a parent. Children depend on mothers and fathers to fill certain roles in their lives and they see their parents’ relationships…
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New Jersey Family Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Family Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Helfand & Associates.

http://www.newjerseyfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 16

    Back to School Woe

    Back to School Woe
    It’s almost back-to-school time and many area students rely on their parents to cover all of their college-related costs that remain after scholarships, grants, and loans. This can be a very stressful situation for kids and parents,…
  • Aug 15

    Divided High Court Weighs in on Cohabitation Issue in New Jersey Alimony Cases – Quinn v. Quinn

    Divided High Court Weighs in on Cohabitation Issue in New Jersey Alimony Cases – Quinn v. Quinn
    The issue of cohabitation can be a tricky one for divorcing spouses in New Jersey. State law currently allows one former spouse to ask a court to terminate his or her obligation to pay alimony to the other spouse if that person cohabits with…
  • Aug 11

    DRIVING WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF A NARCOTIC, HALLUCINOGEN OR HABIT-PRODUCING DRUG – PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

    DRIVING WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF A NARCOTIC, HALLUCINOGEN OR HABIT-PRODUCING DRUG – PRESCRIPTION DRUGS
    POSSESSION OF DRUGS The statute for a violation of Driving While Under the Influence does not require identifying the amount of narcotic, hallucinogen or habit-producing drug required in order to establish a violation.  A police…
Rank this Week: 4563

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: 3816

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: 3276

New York Divorce Attorney Blog

New York Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By Ingrid Gherman.

http://www.newyorkdivorceattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 4631

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: 3668

New York Divorce Blog

New York Divorce Blog

By Bruce Provda.

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

    Divorce and Mortgage Problem

    Divorce and Mortgage Problem
    Has your divorce and subsequent financial situation put your home in danger of foreclosure? As the number of foreclosures rise, there are steps you can take to prevent foreclosure. Respond to the Lender If you mortgage payment is getting too…
  • Aug 20

    The Irreconcilable Differences Bandit

    The Irreconcilable Differences Bandit
    A bank robber in California approached a teller and asked for help in wiring money without letting his wife’s attorney know about it since he was going through a divorce. He then produced a note demanding money and saying he had a gun…
  • Aug 18

    What We Can Learn From Donald Trump’s Divorce

    What We Can Learn From Donald Trump’s Divorce
    My editor asked yesterday that I craft a piece about divorce in New York City. The writing gods are with me. Just this morning, USAToday had a front page article about Donald Trump and his former wife, Ivana, battling it out to keep the New…
Rank this Week: 4494

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: 4775

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…
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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/
  • Aug 15

    Defendant is Charged with Endangered with the Welfare of a Child

    Defendant is Charged with Endangered with the Welfare of a Child
    The Defendant is charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child, in violation of Penal Law § 260.10(1), and two counts of Public Lewdness, in violation of Penal Law § 245. It is alleged, in sum and substance, that on March 15,…
  • Aug 14

    Deed Claimed Invalid During Divorce Hearing

    Deed Claimed Invalid During Divorce Hearing
    On August 31, 1992, the couple were in the process of buying a home. The husband’s father, a wealthy and successful entrepreneur, decided to help his son, daughter-in-law, and their young children in moving into the home. The…
  • Aug 13

    Defendant Father Requests Hospital Records in Light of HIPPA Law

    Defendant Father Requests Hospital Records in Light of HIPPA Law
    There are several issues currently pending before the Court in this mid-fact-finding Family Court Act article 10 proceeding. The first issue is whether to grant the motion of respondent father-person legally responsible (hereinafter,…
Rank this Week: 1453

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: 3936

New York Personal Injury Lawyer…

New York Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkinjurylawyer247blog.com/
  • Sep 22

    Supreme Court, Bronx County

    Supreme Court, Bronx County
    A Bronx Estate Litigation Lawyer said that, defendant-appellant moved pursuant to CPLR 510(1) to change the venue of the instant matter from Bronx County to Westchester County more than three years after the commencement of the action and…
  • Sep 22

    Supreme Court, Bronx County

    Supreme Court, Bronx County
    A Bronx Estate Litigation Lawyer said that, defendant-appellant moved pursuant to CPLR 510(1) to change the venue of the instant matter from Bronx County to Westchester County more than three years after the commencement of the action and…
  • Sep 17

    Integrated Domestic Violence Court...cont

    Integrated Domestic Violence Court...cont
    This case raises two questions concerning application of the recently enacted Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), set forth at article 5-A of the Domestic Relations Law: (1) whether (as the father urges) title 3 of…
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