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Gastonia Family Law

Gastonia Family Law

Covers family law issues in North Carolina. By McIlveen Family Law Firm.

http://gastoniafamilylaw.com/
  • Jul 1

    Celebrity Divorces: Tom and Katie (TomKat)

    Celebrity Divorces: Tom and Katie (TomKat)
    Celebrity divorces can appear to be done within a blink of an eye. For instance, the divorce of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes seemed to resolve itself within just a few weeks. We didn’t notice their assets being tied up in an endless…
  • Apr 15

    5 Places to go for Day Trips Outside of Charlotte

    5 Places to go for Day Trips Outside of Charlotte
    1. White Water Rafting Center: This spot is sure to provide plenty of fun! There is a white water rafting area, a ziplining area and ample bike trails. Also, there is rock climbing and an awesome restaurant to go to for lunch or dinner. On…
  • Apr 9

    Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave

    Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave
    The worst case scenario happened. You came home to find out that your once loving marriage has been torn apart because your spouse had an affair. Now what? Counseling Not all affairs are a direct line to divorce. Sometimes, an affair can be a…
Rank this Week: 3477

Florida Family Lawyer Blog

Florida Family Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida divorce issues. By Law Offices of Steven E. Blumenthal.

http://www.floridafamilylawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 24

    Reasons to Hire a Guardian ad Litem for Your Time-Sharing Case

    Reasons to Hire a Guardian ad Litem for Your Time-Sharing Case
    I’ve written before about the role of a Guardian ad Litem (GAL). I want to focus in this post on some of the reasons you might consider seeking appointment of a GAL for your case, and the process for getting a GAL. I’ll use the…
  • Mar 18

    How To Talk with Your Spouse About Collaborative Divorce

    How To Talk with Your Spouse About Collaborative Divorce
    So you are interested in a collaborative divorce – in keeping the divorce from becoming a fight in court, and believe it is a process that would work for you and your spouse. A next question is whether your spouse is interested in this…
  • Dec 20

    Collaborative Divorce – Is a “Paradigm Shift” for You?

    Collaborative Divorce – Is a “Paradigm Shift” for You?
    Paradigm Shift may sound to you like a phrase a consultant would use – it reminds me a little of a meeting I was in many years ago, when the consultant in the room talked about different community agencies and institutions…
Rank this Week: 3525

Jeff R. Layfield Blog

Jeff R. Layfield Blog

Provides tips on how to keep assets safe in case of a divorce.

http://www.layfieldlawfirm.com/blog.html
Rank this Week: 3221

Tennessee Trial Lawyers Blog

Tennessee Trial Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.tennesseetriallawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 11

    For Bonnaroo Goers: Small Infractions Can Lead To Big Charge

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

    New Tennessee Law Criminalizes Drug Abuse During Pregnancy

    New Tennessee Law Criminalizes Drug Abuse During Pregnancy
    On April 29, the Tennessee Legislature passed a bill that will allow a mother to be prosecuted for causing a child to be born addicted or harmed because of her illegal use of narcotics during the pregnancy. The bill will allow a woman to be…
  • Apr 14

    Anchor Down: Tennessee Laws On Boating Under the Influence

    Anchor Down: Tennessee Laws On Boating Under the Influence
    With Summer right around the corner there's no doubt many of you will be looking to hit the waterways. With that in mind, it may be a good time to remind everyone of the drinking and boating laws in Tennessee. Boating under the Influence is…
Rank this Week: 3237

Pittsburgh Divorce Law Blog

Pittsburgh Divorce Law Blog

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

http://divorceattorneysinpittsburgh.wordpress.com
  • Jun 4

    Same Sex Marriage in PA

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

    Divorce – Protecting Your Mental Health

    Divorce – Protecting Your Mental Health
    No one enters into a marriage expecting it to result in divorce.  That said, greater than twenty % of first marriages end in divorce within five years, and 48 percent of marriages end by the 20-year point.  This…
  • Dec 28

    UPDATE: Parental Coordinators in PA

    UPDATE: Parental Coordinators in PA
    Pennsylvania experimented with the use of a parental coordinator in custody cases, as you may recall from a prior post on this site  That is to say, in PA, a judge could appoint a parental coordinator to enforce a custody…
Rank this Week: 3501

Wald Law Blog

Wald Law Blog

Covers family law. By Deborah Wald.

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

    Taking a Sabbatical from Blogging

    Taking a Sabbatical from Blogging
    As any observant followers may have noticed, I have not blogged since November 2013.  I keep meaning to start up again -- heaven knows there are weekly events and incidents worth blogging about -- but I just never find the time.  So…
  • Nov 30

    Happy Thanksgiving from Waldlaw

    Happy Thanksgiving from Waldlaw
    Just a quick note to wish my readers a belated Happy Thanksgiving!  I have been trying to soak in the peace and quiet after a very hectic November, and hope you all also are enjoying the opportunity to relax with loved ones over this…
  • Nov 24

    The Miller-McKenna Custody Battle and the Rights of Pregnant Women

    The Miller-McKenna Custody Battle and the Rights of Pregnant Women
    My dear friend Maggie Geddes, employment lawyer extraordinaire, sent me a note this morning about an article she saw in today's New York Times.  Although I had not previously been aware of the Miller-McKenna case discussed in the…
Rank this Week: 3848

Texas Family Lawyers

Texas Family Lawyers

Covers family law topics. By Holmes, Diggs & Eames, P.L.L.C.

http://texasfamilylawyers.wordpress.com/
  • May 22

    What Constitutes Telephone Harassment?

    What Constitutes Telephone Harassment?
    We often get told that someone is being harassed by telephone, but what does that really mean? There is a great case, Perone v. Texas, which talks all about it in a criminal case context.  An ex-husband was convicted of harassment…
  • Jan 9

    I Just Moved to Texas, Where Do I File My Child Custody SUit?

    I Just Moved to Texas, Where Do I File My Child Custody SUit?
    You probably must file in the state you just moved from.  Suits involving a child custody determination, or possession, visitation and access, fall under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (“UCCJEA”).…
  • Jan 3

    Who Claims the Children as Dependents for Tax Purposes?

    Who Claims the Children as Dependents for Tax Purposes?
    About this time of year, separated parents sometimes ask us who can claim the children on their taxes.  Many parents simply agree that the parent that would get the most benefit can claim the children.  Other parents have provisions…
Rank this Week: 3826

Law Blog of William L. Pfeifer,…

Law Blog of William L. Pfeifer, Jr.

Covers Alabama family and criminal law topics.

http://williampfeifer.com
  • May 19

    Alabama ‘McLendon standard’ in child custody modification appeal

    Alabama ‘McLendon standard’ in child custody modification appeal
    Our Alabama appellate law practice often handles custody issues in post-divorce modification cases. These are situations where the parties have already gone through a divorce, one party was awarded custody, and then the other party has later…
  • May 19

    AAJ Paralegal of the Year Award – Nominations Now Open

    AAJ Paralegal of the Year Award – Nominations Now Open
    The American Association for Justice (AAJ) is now accepting nominations for their Paralegal of the Year Award for 2014. Sponsored by Advocate Capital, the award is to recognize the work of Paralegal Affiliate members…
  • May 7

    Alabama Appellate Briefs – Citation to the Record on Appeal

    Alabama Appellate Briefs – Citation to the Record on Appeal
    An issue that sometimes arises in Alabama appellate court practice is the failure of a party to provide proper citations to the record on appeal. The record on appeal refers to the compilation of the trial transcript, trial exhibits, and the…
Rank this Week: 3400

Orange County Criminal Attorneys…

Orange County Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers criminal justice, family law and Orange County DWI news. By Lauren Johnson, Attorney At Law

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

    Criminal Conviction For Drug Possession Overturned Because DNA Evidence Too Weak

    Criminal Conviction For Drug Possession Overturned Because DNA Evidence Too Weak
    According to SF Gate, a San Francisco man named Gale Joseph Young was recently freed from prison after the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal determined the DNA evidence against Young was too week to sustain the conviction. After serving six years…
  • Dec 23

    The Dos and Don'ts of Medical Marijuana Cultivation in California

    The Dos and Don'ts of Medical Marijuana Cultivation in California
    Despite the legalization of growing medical marijuana in California in 1996, it still remains illegal under federal law to grow, sell, or use the drug. Those who do grow within the state's regulations do not usually find any problems with the…
  • Dec 16

    Four Arrested for the Alleged Kidnapping and Torture of Medical Marijuana Proprietor

    Four Arrested for the Alleged Kidnapping and Torture of Medical Marijuana Proprietor
    Last week, four people were charged for their involvement in an alleged kidnapping that ended with a man's penis being cut off. According to a report by the NY Daily News, one of the group members had conducted business with a medical…
Rank this Week: 3574

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

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

http://www.deerparkdivorcelawyers.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Apr 19

    Can Grandparents get custody in a CPS case?

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

    Types of Child Custody in Texa

    Types of Child Custody in Texa
    Child custody can be a confusing issue due to the several different types of custody. The first type of custody that you may come across is an order for temporary custody. This order will be in place while you wait for the court to hold an…
  • Aug 28

    How is Child Custody Determined in Texas?

    How is Child Custody Determined in Texas?
    When a couple is going through a divorce, the court will need to determine some sort of child custody arrangement for the children involved. Parents often want to know their chances of receiving custody or what type of joint or sole custody…
Rank this Week: 3875

Virginia Family Law Blog

Virginia Family Law Blog

Discusses cases, statutes, and news affecting Virginia family law. By Davidson & Kitzmann, PLC.

http://blog.vafamilylawsite.com/
  • Feb 27

    Property Division in Virginia Divorces Just Completely Changed

    Property Division in Virginia Divorces Just Completely Changed
    In a case that will significantly alter the way Virginia divorce cases are negotiated and litigated, the Virginia Supreme Court today unanimously ruled in my client's favor, and overturned a line of Court of Appeals cases going back two…
  • Jan 14

    More Property May Soon Be Available in Virginia Divorce

    More Property May Soon Be Available in Virginia Divorce
    Last week I argued a case in the Virginia Supreme Court that could have a dramatic impact on how divorce cases are handled in Virginia.First, some definitions.  In a Virginia divorce case, property must be classified as either marital,…
  • Jan 9

    Every Word Count

    Every Word Count
    I argued a family law case in front of the Virginia Supreme Court today.  I could go on for pages about the grandeur of the courtroom, how to answer hard questions from seven justices, how important it is to know each justice's…
Rank this Week: 3443

bloody relations

bloody relations

Covers UK family law.

http://bloodyrelations.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 2

    A Philosophy of Family Law Part V

    A Philosophy of Family Law Part V
    In the heat of the moment eg with the late back from contact situation - it is very tempting just to get angry - the other person is wrong - they broke the agreement to bring the child back at 5 so you are entitled to be angry. But does it…
  • Feb 1

    A Philosophy of Family Law Part IV

    A Philosophy of Family Law Part IV
    Ask yourself some questions: What is it that is not working in this situation? What am I always complaining about? What can I be responsible for? How does the situation occur for the other person / people? How do they see it? What's…
  • Jan 31

    A Philosophy of Family Law Part III

    A Philosophy of Family Law Part III
    First listen to yourself as you have conversations with your friends and work colleagues about life in generally and particularly listen for the times when you use the words always or never or similarly general words. Or when you start…
Rank this Week: 3294

Hague Child Abduction Practice in…

Hague Child Abduction Practice in the United States

Features cases, pleadings and reference materials. By Christopher F. Meatto.

http://www.hagueabductionpractice.com/
Rank this Week: 3184

904 Divorce

904 Divorce

Provides Jacksonville divorce information and resources. By Steven A. Leitman.

http://www.904divorce.com
  • Dec 8

    Parenting Coordination

    Parenting Coordination
    The Ins and Outs of Parenting Coordination For separated, divorcing, or divorced parents in Florida, it is normal to experience conflict when deciding matters concerning their children. In the past, most of these matters had to be discussed…
  • Sep 15

    Jacksonville Collaborative Divorce

    Jacksonville Collaborative Divorce
    What is a Collaborative Divorce? Through collaborative divorce, spouses enter into an acceptable agreement through their attorneys without having to go through an adversarial court trial and costly proceedings. This alternative method of…
  • Nov 18

    What to expect at the uncontested divorce final hearing

    What to expect at the uncontested divorce final hearing
    Congratulations!  If you’re reading this, then chances are you worked your case out. I wanted to let you know what to expect at the final hearing. You should have received an email detailing the date, time, and place of the final…
Rank this Week: 3802

Georgia Adoption Law Blog

Georgia Adoption Law Blog

Covers adoption law issues in Georgia, including independent adoptions, agency adoptions, step-parent adoptions, relative adoptions, and international adoptions. By Stephen Worrall.

http://www.gaadoptionlaw.com/
  • Nov 18

    We're Moving!

    We're Moving!
    I am consolidating the content of all of our blogs at our Georgia Family Law website. Please join us there for new posts and to find all of our old posts.
  • Jun 22

    10 Things Adoptive Parents Should Know (From An Adoptee’s Perspective)

    10 Things Adoptive Parents Should Know (From An Adoptee’s Perspective)
    I found a great article on the "Diary of a Not-So-Angry Asian Adoptee" blog today. The entire article is here. But here are the bullet points from the article:
  • Sep 11

    New China Consulate Appointment Policy

    New China Consulate Appointment Policy
    As a result of changes under the Hague Adoption Convention, U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou will only schedule adoptions appointments for applicants who have both an approved I-600A or I-800A form and a current fingerprint clearance from the FBI.…
Rank this Week: 3345

ABC Collaborative Divorce Blog

ABC Collaborative Divorce Blog

Provides articles and information on collaborative practice throughout the world. By Adam B. Cordover.

http://abcdivorcecollaborative.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 12

    Video: Streamlined Protocols for Collaborative Divorce Explained

    Video: Streamlined Protocols for Collaborative Divorce Explained
    The Collaborative Divorce Institute of Tampa Bay and Tampa Bay Collaborative Divorce Group are teaming up to bring a training on the Streamlined Protocols for Collaborative Divorce on March 20-22, 2014.  Attorneys, Financial…
  • Oct 16

    Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego > Top 9 Collaborative Divorce Tips for Succe

    Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego > Top 9 Collaborative Divorce Tips for Succe
    From Shawn Weber, Esq.: 1. Use a full team model. It can seem daunting to think of adding multiple professionals to one’s divorce case. A full collaborative divorce team would be a coach for each party, two attorneys, a child specialist…
  • Oct 15

    GrizzlyLaw.com > Collaborative Divorce Agreement

    GrizzlyLaw.com > Collaborative Divorce Agreement
    From Kay Lynn Lee, Esq.: Divorce is an ugly 7-letter word: if you have children, it is worse. Many attorneys in states other than Montana offer what’s called “collaborative” divorces. Because of its size, and the lack of…
Rank this Week: 3322

Decoupling

Decoupling

Covers family law in the state of Washington. By Rao & Pierce.

http://www.raoandpierce.com/decoupling/
  • Nov 11

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
  • May 10

    With Glass Ceiling “Pierced”, More Women Pay Spousal Support

    With Glass Ceiling “Pierced”, More Women Pay Spousal Support
    Although “alimony” is still commonly perceived to be a man’s burden, more and more women are providing financial support to their exes during or after a divorce. A recent survey of the members of the American Academy of…
  • May 4

    Do I Need a Prenuptial Agreement?

    Do I Need a Prenuptial Agreement?
    Question My fiance and I are getting married this summer. A couple of nights ago, he mentioned that one of his buddies said we should look into getting a prenup before the wedding.  Neither of us have much property to speak of, and my…
Rank this Week: 3149

Divorce With Respect

Divorce With Respect

Covers California divorce issues. By Bartholomew & Wasnicky LLP.

http://sacramentodivorcewithrespectattorney.com/
  • Oct 30

    Documents to Update After Your Divorce

    Documents to Update After Your Divorce
    Once your divorce decree becomes final, you’ll need to update many documents to reflect your newly single status and change beneficiaries. Many people only consider life insurance policies and updating their driver’s license if…
  • Oct 29

    How to Handle Your Ex Talking Negatively About You to Your Kid

    How to Handle Your Ex Talking Negatively About You to Your Kid
    Kids say the darnedest things, but when your children come home and tell you the negative comments they’ve heard about you from your ex, it can be infuriating. Hearing accusations, curse words, and negativity from your ex is one thing,…
  • Oct 29

    Should You Tell Your Kids About Your Ex-Spouse’s Affair?

    Should You Tell Your Kids About Your Ex-Spouse’s Affair?
    Making the decision to tell your children about your ex’s affair is entirely personal. Some spouses, out of spite, want the children to know what a “lousy so and so” the other parent is. Others want to sweep it under the…
Rank this Week: 3642

Divorce Experts

Divorce Experts

Covers cases and trends in divorce law. By Pannone.

http://divorceexperts.blogspot.com/
  • May 1

    International family law cases on the up

    International family law cases on the up
    The BBC have today reported upon the rise in global family disputes including child abduction, relocation, inter-country adoption and forced marriages. The increase in cases which have an international element seems to have been caused by the…
  • Apr 23

    Eco millionaire faces claim for maintenance 20 years after his divorce

    Eco millionaire faces claim for maintenance 20 years after his divorce
    The unfortunate plight of multi-millionaire Dale Vince has recently demonstrated the importance of entering into a Consent Order to deal with financial aspects of a divorce. Mr Vince and his wife divorced in 1992. They did not enter…
  • Apr 11

    Defamation and Divorce - Two Unhappy Bedfellow

    Defamation and Divorce - Two Unhappy Bedfellow
    The sad tale of proceedings for defamation at the High Court between Lady Nora Colthurst and her ex-husband’s girlfriend’s daughter is worth commenting on from a divorce perspective. Lady Colthurst and her ex-husband had been…
Rank this Week: 3706

Hattiesburg Divorce Lawyer

Hattiesburg Divorce Lawyer

Covers Mississippi divorce and family law. By Timothy J. Evans.

http://www.hattiesburgdivorcelawyer.com
  • Nov 8

    Can You File Bankruptcy While Going Through a Divorce?

    Can You File Bankruptcy While Going Through a Divorce?
    This is a guest post from Andrew Jackson, a financial counselor in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Jul 18

    J is for Joint Custody (Part 1)

    J is for Joint Custody (Part 1)
    Joint Custody. You (and I’m including lawyers, judges, and clients in this) either love it or hate it. This will be a two-part post with this part discussing just what joint custody is, and the second part discussing ways joint custody can…
  • May 23

    I is for Income Withholding

    I is for Income Withholding
    I had a law school professor who said that a judgment isn’t even worth the paper it’s printed on; real lawyering starts when you try to collect on a judgment. Luckily, in family law, it’s a little easier to get the money your client is…
Rank this Week: 3696

Family Law Update

Family Law Update

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

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

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

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

    Guideline Child Support in California

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

    Evidence in a Divorce and/or Custody Hearing

    Evidence in a Divorce and/or Custody Hearing
    Many hearings in the family court involve supplying the court with evidence as to your claims. Only relevant and competent evidence can be received and considered by the court. Not every scrap of paper accumulated is going to be…
Rank this Week: 3801

Los Angeles Family Law Blog

Los Angeles Family Law Blog

Covers California divorce, child custody, child support, child visitation, and paternity. By Clarke Logan Young.

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

    Custody of Pets a Challenging Issue for Court

    Custody of Pets a Challenging Issue for Court
    A recent article in the Los Angeles Times discusses the unexpected to-do that surrounds determination of pet custody. An increasing amount of money, time and resources is being spent to decide the fate of household pets, and the process can…
  • Aug 24

    Custody of Pets a Challenging Issue for Court

    Custody of Pets a Challenging Issue for Court
    A recent article in the Los Angeles Times discusses the unexpected to-do that surrounds determination of pet custody. An increasing amount of money, time and resources is being spent to decide the fate of household pets, and the process can…
  • Aug 24

    Custody of Pets a Challenging Issue for Court

    Custody of Pets a Challenging Issue for Court
    A recent article in the Los Angeles Times discusses the unexpected to-do that surrounds determination of pet custody. An increasing amount of money, time and resources is being spent to decide the fate of household pets, and the process can…
Rank this Week: 3214

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: 3796

Plano Divorce Lawyers Blog

Plano Divorce Lawyers Blog

Covers Texas family law issues, including divorce, child custody, and parental alienation. By Easley & Marquis.

http://www.planodivorcelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3592

Brrown Law Blog

Brrown Law Blog

Covers criminal law, family law and religious freedom.

http://www.browncriminaldefense.com/
  • Sep 10

    Idaho Bans All Religious Texts from Charter School

    Idaho Bans All Religious Texts from Charter School
    In a seriously disturbing case, the Idaho Public Charter School Commission has banned all texts and books deemed to be religious. This ban even applies to religious texts and books that are regularly used to teach history and literature.…
  • Sep 10

    Cops Bill Woman for Unsuccessful Forced Cavity Search

    Cops Bill Woman for Unsuccessful Forced Cavity Search
    The Las Cruces, New Mexico metro narcotics had “credible evidence from a reliable source” that a local woman was concealing up to one ounce of heroin. Upon this information, the police obtained a warrant, and when they didn’t find…
  • Sep 5

    The Ten Commandments of Religious Discrimination

    The Ten Commandments of Religious Discrimination
    The Orange County Business Journal recently published an article entitled “The Ten Commandments of Religious Discrimination.” It’s a quick primer for employers regarding what they can, cannot, and must do regarding religion in the…
Rank this Week: 3530

Families and the Law

Families and the Law

By Catherine Earnshaw-Hobbs.

http://earnshawlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 17

    Eastern District sets out conflict rules for lawyer

    Eastern District sets out conflict rules for lawyer
    One of the games that used to be played by folks wanting a dissolution of their marriage was to go "lawyer shopping" with all of the top domestic firms in their area. The point of the game wasn't really to find a lawyer - although one of the…
  • Jun 23

    World Cup song - go Team USA

    World Cup song - go Team USA
    Our children are all soccer fans. With the World Cup going on this week - this post is for them and for all the rest of you out there who are soccer fans. Go Team USA! The song is called "Represent" and is done by a group called Weezer…
  • Apr 9

    April Family Law Linky Dink

    April Family Law Linky Dink
    Under the category of what was she thinking - a Tennessee woman put an 8 year boy she had adopted from Russia on a plane with a one-way ticket to Moscow.Justice John Paul Stevens has announced his upcoming retirement. The announcement comes…
Rank this Week: 3705

Knot Too Late

Knot Too Late

Covers family law. By Keith Orenstein.

http://knottoolate.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 30

    Orders of Protection Against Domestic Violence

    Orders of Protection Against Domestic Violence
    Domestic violence, sometimes called battering, relationship abuse, or intimate partner violence, is a pattern of behavior used to establish power and control over another person through fear and intimidation, often including the threat or use…
  • Mar 21

    Enhanced Earning Capacity

    Enhanced Earning Capacity
    Most divorces in New York involve the division of what is called “marital property.” Marital property includes all of the assets acquired by a couple after their marriage and before one of them files for divorce.
  • Feb 14

    Child Custody in New York

    Child Custody in New York
    In New York, there are two parts to child custody. One part is the right and responsibility to make major decisions for a child (legal custody). The other part relates to where a child will live (residential or physical custody).
Rank this Week: 3768

PA Family Law Blog

PA Family Law Blog

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

http://www.jbmartinlaw.com/blogs/family-law/
  • Sep 17

    Pennsylvania Divorce and Separation: The Distinction

    Pennsylvania Divorce and Separation: The Distinction
    Many married couples realize that they cannot continue living together so they decide to get a divorce.  Divorce is unfortunately all too common these days. Some people realize that they want to live separate and apart from their…
  • Sep 5

    Should You File a Fault or No-Fault Divorce in PA?

    Should You File a Fault or No-Fault Divorce in PA?
    Pennsylvania allows for both "fault" and "no-fault" divorces to be filed. As the names suggest, fault-based divorces are available to those married individuals who can prove very specific fault-based reasons against their spouse, while…
  • Jun 25

    Pennsylvania now recognizes same-sex marriage

    Pennsylvania now recognizes same-sex marriage
    In a significant opinion delivered on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 in the case of Deb Whitewood, et al, vs. Michael Wolf, et. al,  U.S. District Court Judge John Jones III struck down Pennsylvania's law banning the recognition of gay marriage…
Rank this Week: 3898

Mississippi Family Lawyer Blog

Mississippi Family Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Alimony is Still Alive in Mississippi

    Alimony is Still Alive in Mississippi
    When I talk with clients about divorce, I have heard many say "I understand there is no alimony in Mississippi." Many of these people show up in my office seeking help with a divorce, and unfortunately, they are mistaken because alimony is…
  • Sep 9

    Condoning Marital Misconduct Could Bar Divorce in Mississippi

    Condoning Marital Misconduct Could Bar Divorce in Mississippi
    I routinely deal with cases involving a spouse who wants a divorce because he or she learned that the other spouse cheated or committed some other type of marital misconduct. Often times, when a client hires me to help with a fault-based…
  • Sep 4

    Antenuptial Knowledge of a Condition Existing Prior to Marriage May Bar Divorce in Mississippi

    Antenuptial Knowledge of a Condition Existing Prior to Marriage May Bar Divorce in Mississippi
    In terms of divorce defenses under Mississippi law, "antenuptial knowledge" may simply be defined as a complaining-spouse's (the spouse filing for divorce) pre-marital knowledge of the defendant-spouse's pre-existing bad habits, condition, or…
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Maryland Divorce Lawyer Blog

Maryland Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.marylanddivorcelawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 15

    Maryland Court Denied Husband’s Attempt to Set Aside Marital Settlement Agreement

    Maryland Court Denied Husband’s Attempt to Set Aside Marital Settlement Agreement
    In any divorce matter, it is important for each spouse to consult with his or her own attorney, who will seek to protect that person’s separate rights going forward. One of the most important documents that divorcing spouses…
  • Sep 2

    Maryland Court Affirms Child Support Award to Father

    Maryland Court Affirms Child Support Award to Father
    As many people know, divorce can be difficult. There are serious practical, emotional and financial issues for the parties to identify, weigh, and hopefully resolve as amicably and quickly as possible. Since each family is unique, with…
  • Aug 18

    Maryland Court Reviews Father’s Efforts to Modify Child Custody Arrangement

    Maryland Court Reviews Father’s Efforts to Modify Child Custody Arrangement
    By its very nature, divorce divides a couple. Throughout the proceedings, spouses are expected to address and resolve many emotionally charged issues, such as child custody, visitation, division of property, spousal support, and many other…
Rank this Week: 4003

Tampa Divorce and Family Law

Tampa Divorce and Family Law

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

http://familylaw.tumblr.com/
  • Sep 14

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

    I am divorced and I pay alimony. Can I stop paying alimony if I file bankruptcy?
    Generally, no.  Spouses must continue to pay alimony even if they file bankruptcy. This includes the payment of past due alimony.  Section 523 is entitled “Exceptions to discharge.”  A person cannot…
  • Jun 29

    What is Baseball's Paternity List?

    What is Baseball's Paternity List?
    Many fans of America’s favorite past time were surprised to hear about this when it first surfaced in the news a few months ago – I know this author was – but it’s true, Major League baseball has…
  • Jun 29

    Prenups: I do or I don’t

    Prenups: I do or I don’t
    Why should we get a prenup?No one should enter into a marriage anticipating       failure but premarital agreements (aka prenup) protect both   parties and their families should something…
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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/
  • Sep 11

    What are the Changes to New Jersey Alimony Laws? An Overview

    What are the Changes to New Jersey Alimony Laws? An Overview
    Last night, Governor Christie signed into law amendments that radically alters New Jersey Alimony laws. These momentous amendments are effective immediately. Over my nearly 2 decades as a New Jersey divorce attorney, I would occasionally…
  • Sep 8

    If We Both Agree, May New Jersey Child Support be Legally Waived?

    If We Both Agree, May New Jersey Child Support be Legally Waived?
    As a New Jersey divorce attorney, I routinely come across matters where one party, or sometimes even both parties, want to forget about the issue of child support. I have been asked on many occasions, "if we both agree, can New Jersey child…
  • Aug 19

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

    Which State Will Have Jurisdiction Over My New Jersey Child Support Order If I Move?
    Given that football pre-season has begun, I thought it would be great to share with you a New Jersey family law case that involves none other than former New York Giants star Ahmad Bradshaw. The case was centered on jurisdiction, an issue…
Rank this Week: 4297

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/
  • Sep 11

    Best Interest Factors: What are they?

    Best Interest Factors: What are they?
    Whether the court is determining the initial child custody order, or modifying the order after a judgment has been entered, they will consider the "best interest factors." The best interest factors help the referee or judge determine what…
  • Aug 22

    Bill Protects Soldiers in Child Custody Case

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

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

    Same-Sex Couples Facing Issues with Divorce and Child Custody.
    An article was recently published by USA Today, describing the legal issues that same-sex couples face when trying to divorce. Since not all states recognize same-sex marriages, divorce proves near impossible. Even if the couples try to…
Rank this Week: 4013

RandyWallace

RandyWallace

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

http://randywallace.wordpress.com/
  • Sep 11

    A little overkill?

    A little overkill?
    For the last couple of days a few signs have been in a yard I pass on the way to work.  By my count, there are 20 “No Trespassing” signs.  Seems just a bit much.  Neighbor dispute?  Overzealous girlscout…
  • Aug 13

    Do children have a claim for alienation of affection?

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

    Words that aren’t in the Constitution

    Words that aren’t in the Constitution
    Chris McDaniel is widely quoted as saying “The word ‘education’ is not in the Constitution. Because the word is not in the Constitution, it’s none of their business…”   This sounds interesting…
Rank this Week: 4069

Michael A. Meschino Blog

Michael A. Meschino Blog

Covers Illinois family law.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelaw.org/blog/
  • Sep 10

    Divorce and the Small Business Owner

    Divorce and the Small Business Owner
    Small business owners have a number of unique challenges and concerns when going through a divorce. For these reasons, it is highly recommended that small business owners enter into a premarital agreement, or at a minimum a buy-sell…
  • Sep 8

    How Comingling of Assets Impacts Divorce Property Division

    How Comingling of Assets Impacts Divorce Property Division
    When spouses divorce, an essential component of the divorce decree will be the division of assets and debts. In fact, property division is one of the biggest questions that people have about divorce. Pursuant to Illinois law, all marital…
  • Sep 6

    Back-to-School Tips for Divorced Parent

    Back-to-School Tips for Divorced Parent
    Students across Illinois are heading back to school. A new school year can be an exciting, but challenging, time for children and divorced parents alike, as all members of the family work their way through the transition period and figure out…
Rank this Week: 4165

Pennsylvania Family Law Blog

Pennsylvania Family Law Blog

Shares stories and information about topics relevant to Pennsylvania Family Law. By Steven R. Tabano and Associates.

http://www.tabanolaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 9

    Life Insurance and Divorce in Pennsylvania

    Life Insurance and Divorce in Pennsylvania
    Life Insurance, Divorce And SupportArrangements Obtaining life insurance can become a very important part of your divorce settlement.  Life insurance for intact family situations generally involves the husband and wife obtaining life…
  • Jul 14

    Social Security Benefits After Divorce

    Social Security Benefits After Divorce
    Marriage is a legal institution with a big impact on your finances, your retirement, and particularly your Social Security. How are your Social Security benefits determined after divorce? Here are some “must-knows” as you consider…
  • Jun 11

    Social Media and Divorce

    Social Media and Divorce
    As a Pennsylvania Divorce Attorney I constantly come across the issue of social media and how it can and does play a part in divorces.  I advise all of my clients to be aware of what they put out there on the internet for everyone to…
Rank this Week: 4005

Dallas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Dallas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Texas family law issues. By Guest & Gray.

http://www.dallasdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 9

    Medical Bills and 30 Days Notice: Can I Recover if Notice is Late?

    Medical Bills and 30 Days Notice: Can I Recover if Notice is Late?
    Many parents worry about paying for the children’s medical expenses after divorce. If you have a final decree or custody order there should be provisions that detail how the children’s medical expenses will be split among the…
  • Sep 2

    Stepparent Adoptions: The Basic

    Stepparent Adoptions: The Basic
    The most common adoption that we encounter is that of a stepparent.  In many cases, the stepparent has substituted for years as the child’s biological parent that has been absent from their life.  That is, the stepparent cares…
  • Aug 27

    Equitable Reimbursement in Texa

    Equitable Reimbursement in Texa
    As a general rule in Texas, all property that you acquire during marriage is community property.  There are some exceptions in which property can be deemed one spouse’s separate property.  These are pretty basic concepts but…
Rank this Week: 4699

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/
  • Sep 9

    Inability to co-parent grounds for sole custody award; Guardian Ad Litem fees assessed to one party appropriate

    Inability to co-parent grounds for sole custody award; Guardian Ad Litem fees assessed to one party appropriate
    Recent Case:       Parents’ inability to communicate, cooperate, and make shared decisions concerning their children’s welfare makes joint legal custody inappropriate. This case involved a motion to…
  • Sep 1

    Every child is entitled to a permanent and stable home

    Every child is entitled to a permanent and stable home
    Recent case: Termination of parental rights for failure to rectify When children are taken into protective care by the children’s division, the goal is to reunite the children and the parent(s).  However, parental rights can…
  • Aug 17

    Court must account for all property in Missouri divorce

    Court must account for all property in Missouri divorce
    Recent case:  Party to Missouri divorce cannot appeal until all claims addressed Wife appeals the circuit court’s judgment dissolving her marriage to Husband. Wife contends that the court erred in failing the distribute a marital…
Rank this Week: 4802

All Family Law Group, P.A.

All Family Law Group, P.A.

Covers divorce, family law and bankruptcy.

http://www.familymaritallaw.blogspot.com
  • Sep 9

    Don’t Believe the Hype: Collaborative Law Is Not Without Disadvantage

    Don’t Believe the Hype: Collaborative Law Is Not Without Disadvantage
    Collaborative law is an alternate form of dispute resolution in the family law context.  While proponents contend that collaborative law is both less expensive and more effective than traditional, adversarial law, it can actually drag out…
  • Sep 2

    Divorce, Annulment and Separation in Florida

    Divorce, Annulment and Separation in Florida
    Florida is known for being one of the states with the highest divorce rates. The decision to divorce your spouse should be given much thought and consideration, and it is important to be familiar with Florida law regarding divorce and whether…
  • Aug 23

    Proposed Alimony Revision Legislation in Florida

    Proposed Alimony Revision Legislation in Florida
    Florida legislation currently creates a presumption of permanent alimony for long-term marriages, while simultaneously creating a presumption against permanent alimony in short-term marriages. This legislation has drawn the attention…
Rank this Week: 4194

Alabama Criminal and Family Lawyer…

Alabama Criminal and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers family and criminal law. By Skier & Associates.

http://www.alabamacriminalandfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 9

    “You have the right to remain silent” — USE IT!

    “You have the right to remain silent” — USE IT!
    If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of undergoing police questioning, there are some things to remember
  • Aug 8

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

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

    Expungement website is now live!

    Expungement website is now live!
    Skier & Associates is pleased to announce that our website describing the expungement process and how we plan to handle expungements for eligible clients is now LIVE. Visit http://www.alabamaexpungement.com/ to learn more about the…
Rank this Week: 4070

Harris Firm Blog

Harris Firm Blog

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

http://www.theharrisfirmllc.com/harrisfirmblog/
  • Sep 8

    WheretoFileYourBankruptcy

    WheretoFileYourBankruptcy
    Bankruptcy Residency Requirements If you are filing for bankruptcy in the Alabama bankruptcy courts, then what particular court your attorney files your case in depends on where you currently reside.  However, there are some residency…
  • Aug 21

    ChildSupport

    ChildSupport
    Child Support in Alabama Child support is the financial obligation that the non-custodial parent must pay to the custodial parent to help with the basic expenses of the child.  All states have their own laws with specific guidelines or…
  • Aug 21

    ChildSupport

    ChildSupport
    Child Support in Alabama Child support is the financial obligation that the non-custodial parent must pay to the custodial parent to help with the basic expenses of the child.  All states have their own laws with specific guidelines or…
Rank this Week: 4296

Baum Law Offices

Baum Law Offices

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

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

    Maryland Marijuana Citation and Civil Citation FAQ

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

    Legal Definition of Possession

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

    What is the Maryland Estate Tax?

    What is the Maryland Estate Tax?
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland.At the time this is being posted, Maryland is among the group of 20 states (including DC) that…
Rank this Week: 3877

HeyAnnette

HeyAnnette

Covers Arizona family law. By Annette T. Burns.

http://heyannette.com/blog/
  • Sep 3

    When the Parents Have to be Good Sport

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

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

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

    Parent Transition Reports, Part II

    Parent Transition Reports, Part II
    As a follow up to my last post on Parent Communication/ Transition Reports, here are some examples of straightforward News or Transition Reports that would likely be helpful to the other parent. Notice that these are straightforward, give…
Rank this Week: 4265

New York Divorce Lawyer Blog

New York Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newyorkdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 31

    Maintaining Control in the Midst of Divorce

    Maintaining Control in the Midst of Divorce
    Being in control is a feeling most successful people know well. Usually it is a privilege earned through hard work, but when it comes to divorce in the 21st century, control is something that anyone can demand simply by choosing to circumvent…
  • Jul 16

    Who Supports the Boomerang Kids After a Divorce?

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

    Financial Infidelity and Divorce: It's Complicated

    Financial Infidelity and Divorce: It's Complicated
    The legal, emotional and financial needs of couples divorcing due to "financial infidelity" are often complex. When many people hear that "infidelity" was the reason for a divorce, they automatically assume it has to do with sex. More and…
Rank this Week: 4873

The Dallas Divorce Blog

The Dallas Divorce Blog

Unravels the tangled world of Divorce and Family Law in Texas. By Chris Schmiedeke.

http://chrislawyerblog.com
  • Aug 28

    September and Standard Possession Order in Texa

    September and Standard Possession Order in Texa
    Okay, we have a lot to talk about for the upcoming month of September and standard possession in Texas as it gets off to a tricky start. The kids are back at school and we are entering our post summer routine.  This would be a…
  • Jul 29

    Standard Visitation in August

    Standard Visitation in August
    August is upon us and the return to school is looming in the near future. For the Texas Standard Visitation Order that means we get back to our regular schedule. For weekend possessions this month, the non-custodial parent will get the…
  • Apr 30

    May Standard Possession Order in Texa

    May Standard Possession Order in Texa
    May is upon us.  Let’s review the applicable weekend and weekday visitations under the Texas Standard Possession Order. The father that exercises standard visitation will have the child(ren) on Friday the 2nd, 16th and 30th…
Rank this Week: 4522