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Williams Law Group Blog

Williams Law Group Blog

Covers New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency issues.

http://newjerseydyfsdefense.com/blog
  • Sep 2

    What If the Alienating Parent Is Obsessed? [Part 1]

    What If the Alienating Parent Is Obsessed? [Part 1]
    As we discussed earlier, psychologists generally recognize three “classes” of alienators. The most challenging type of parent is known as the obsessed alienator. Typically, the parent views his or her quest in moral, absolute…
  • Aug 31

    Evidence for Alienation As Child Abuse

    Evidence for Alienation As Child Abuse
    As the target of unacceptable behavior, the targeted parent may feel helpless, frustrated and depressed. However, in addition to addressing these feelings and the needs underlying them, the targeted parent has another, more selfless reason to…
  • Aug 28

    When Serious Health Or Financial Problems Afflict Either Parent

    When Serious Health Or Financial Problems Afflict Either Parent
    Parental alienation obviously doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Financial, emotional or personal stresses can lead to bad behavior from everyone involved and create negative feedback loops. For instance, let’s say that you’ve been…
Rank this Week: 4036

CA Divorce Mediation

CA Divorce Mediation

Introduces people to the mediation process as an alternative to a traditional divorce. By California Divorce Mediators.

http://www.cadivorcemediators.com/blog/
  • Sep 2

    Tips on Mediation with Conflict Personalities–Part 2

    Tips on Mediation with Conflict Personalities–Part 2
    This blog is a continuation of the previous blog titled “Tips to Mediation with Conflict Personalities–Part 1”. This blog series highlights the tips that a spouse can take when going into Orange County divorce mediation with…
  • Aug 31

    Don’t Be Reactionary & Defensive In Divorce Mediation

    Don’t Be Reactionary & Defensive In Divorce Mediation
    Divorce is not something that goes down well with most people. Even spouses that have gone through an Orange County divorce mediation will have an underlying hurt and sense of disappointment as a result of their divorce. Increasingly though,…
  • Aug 21

    Mediation Guidelines for Divorcing Parent

    Mediation Guidelines for Divorcing Parent
    To most people that have not had a divorce, Orange County divorce seems like one of the hardest most complex legal cases. They believe that the California courts and the Orange County divorce mediation services are enemies of one another,…
Rank this Week: 3718

Divorce Field

Divorce Field

Analyzes athletes' family law issues to explain how family law works to the average consumer.

http://divorcefield.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 1

    Same Sex Marriage -- It's the LAW of the Land

    Same Sex Marriage -- It's the LAW of the Land
    What a topic to come back on.    Look this is not complicated.    Just like with interacial marriage back in 1967, the state is not going to tell consenting adults who they can love (okay polygamy is a whole other topic…
  • Nov 23

    Fun with Twitter -- Henry VII

    Fun with Twitter -- Henry VII
    As many of you know, I have a twitter account (eplayer).   It's supposed to be about family law, but let's fact it, a vast majority of my tweets are about football.   It happens.   I also enjoy following fictional accounts.…
  • Oct 30

    Timing is Everything

    Timing is Everything
    Last post I wrote about how long the process can take.   Now I am going to talk about deadlines to do some of those things in the process.    Because if you miss a deadline, you can be out of luck.   SOL does not just…
Rank this Week: 3429

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.sandiegodivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 1

    California Court Erred by Exceeding Spouse's Request for Relief in Divorce-Related Action

    California Court Erred by Exceeding Spouse's Request for Relief in Divorce-Related Action
    One way to reduce the length of a divorce proceeding is for the parties to resolve most of the significant issues through a marital settlement agreement. While this may not always be feasible, spouses will benefit from having a certain amount…
  • Aug 25

    California Court Overturns Divorce Settlement Due to Coercion

    California Court Overturns Divorce Settlement Due to Coercion
    Many different factors can affect the length and cost of a divorce proceeding, not the least of which concerns the parties' ability to negotiate and interact with each other in a civil and amiable manner. Spouses who are able to work together…
  • Aug 18

    California Court Upholds Termination of Child Support by "Operation of Law"

    California Court Upholds Termination of Child Support by "Operation of Law"
    Parents who decide to divorce or separate must address a host of difficult issues, both financial and emotional. Among the most contentious is child support. Fortunately, there are state guidelines that assist the parties in calculating an…
Rank this Week: 5025

East Bay Divorce Lawyer Blog

East Bay Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Kathleen K. Reeves & Associates.

http://www.eastbaydivorcelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3796

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: 3694

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/
  • Aug 31

    Divorced Couple Battle Fate of Frozen Embryos in Court

    Divorced Couple Battle Fate of Frozen Embryos in Court
    When a couple chooses to divorce, there are many issues to address and resolve in order to move forward with their separate lives. Each family law case comes with a unique set of facts that can often dictate how the couple proceeds, to some…
  • Aug 17

    Maryland Court Decides Child Custody Issue Involving Special Immigrant Statu

    Maryland Court Decides Child Custody Issue Involving Special Immigrant Statu
    Maryland courts review virtually every request in a child custody case in accordance with the “best interests of the child” standard. Judges seek to protect the well-being and general welfare of children brought before them, no…
  • Jul 29

    Maryland Court Asserts Personal Jurisdiction Over Non-Resident Putative Father in Child Custody Case

    Maryland Court Asserts Personal Jurisdiction Over Non-Resident Putative Father in Child Custody Case
    Most states have enacted uniform laws that govern child custody and support issues. Such uniform provisions serve to provide “systematic and harmonized approaches” to family issues that require immediate attention when the…
Rank this Week: 3410

Tennessee Divorce Lawyer Blog

Tennessee Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Tennessee divorce and family law. By Mary Frances Parker.

http://www.tennesseedivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    How Close is Too Close: Enmeshment in Family Law

    How Close is Too Close: Enmeshment in Family Law
    A close, tight knit relationship with a parent is always the best thing for children, right? This is what conventional wisdom has long told us. Is there a point where that closeness becomes an issue? This is a phenomenon psychologists…
  • Jan 2

    T.C.A. § 36-6-106(a)(8) Creates Uncertainty For Parents and Their Psychotherapist

    T.C.A. § 36-6-106(a)(8) Creates Uncertainty For Parents and Their Psychotherapist
    In 2013, Senator Mae Beavers (R - Mt. Juilet) explained on the floor of the Senate her reasoning behind S.B. 0028, a bill that purported to amend various sections of the T.C.A. relative to consideration of mental health care records of a…
  • Dec 28

    In re Lyric J.: Will Tennessee Supreme Court Weigh In On The Rights of Putative Biological Fathers?

    In re Lyric J.: Will Tennessee Supreme Court Weigh In On The Rights of Putative Biological Fathers?
    The American legal system views the relationship between parent and child as sacrosanct, only to be severed through a knowing, voluntary relinquishment by the parent or through a formal court proceeding known as a termination of parental…
Rank this Week: 3546

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 28

    THE ASHLEY MADISON SCANDAL – PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS

    THE ASHLEY MADISON SCANDAL – PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS
    The media remains abuzz on reports that the website, Ashley Madison, was the target of cyberhacking. For those who may not be aware, Ashley Madison is known as the leading website for persons looking to have an affair. It’s slogan is:…
  • Aug 20

    Appellate Division Assesses the Reliability of DNA Testing to Establish Paternity in New Jersey

    Appellate Division Assesses the Reliability of DNA Testing to Establish Paternity in New Jersey
    In May of this year, my colleague Daniel Burton, Esq. wrote a  blog entitled “One Set of Twins Two Fathers Confirms New Jersey Superior Court Judge” about a trial court level decision of the Honorable Sohail Mohammed,…
  • Aug 15

    The Kelly Rutherford Case and International Custody Dispute

    The Kelly Rutherford Case and International Custody Dispute
    On Tuesday, August 11, 2015, a New York court ordered the children of the television “Gossip Girl” actress, Kelly Rutherford, to be returned to their father, Daniel Giersch,  who has been living with the children in…
Rank this Week: 3351

Long Island Family Law and…

Long Island Family Law and Mediation Blog

Covers family law and mediation. By Law and Mediation Office of Darren M. Shapiro, P.C.

http://www.longislandfamilylawandmediation.com/
  • Aug 28

    New Girlfriend or Boyfriend and Child Custody and Parenting Time

    New Girlfriend or Boyfriend and Child Custody and Parenting Time
    The New Significant Other Phenomena When it comes to dealing with visitation time, parenting rights, child custody, and child support – there are a lot of sensitive and complicated issues to consider. One set of situations I deal with…
  • Aug 20

    Why the Gossip Girl Rutherford New York Jurisdiction Decision Make Sense

    Why the Gossip Girl Rutherford New York Jurisdiction Decision Make Sense
    Why the Rutherford New York Custody Jurisdiction Decision Makes Sense Recently, well-known actress Kelly Rutherford was ordered by the New York County Supreme Court to return her children to their father in Monaco, where they had been living…
  • Aug 8

    When can a Divorce be Withdrawn or Discontinued in New York?

    When can a Divorce be Withdrawn or Discontinued in New York?
    It is possible, under different scenarios, to discontinue a divorce, before it is finalized by the signing of the judgment. But how can it be done? The answer is found in the New York Civil Practice Law and Rules 3217 and corresponding case…
Rank this Week: 4001

North Carolina Divorce Lawyers…

North Carolina Divorce Lawyers Blog

Covers family law. By Woodruff Family Law Group.

http://www.northcarolinadivorcelawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Today’s Divorce Climate: Facebook or Bust! ‘Elonis’ or Freedom of Speech

    Today’s Divorce Climate: Facebook or Bust! ‘Elonis’ or Freedom of Speech
    Dear Carolyn: My ex is posting all kinds of things about me on Facebook. She calls me names like bastard, devil, asshole, and you name it. She doesn’t even have privacy settings on her Facebook, so I fear that my (our) children who are…
  • Aug 27

    Spanking Standards in Child Custody in North Carolina

    Spanking Standards in Child Custody in North Carolina
    This blog is revised from a previous Ask Carolyn in the Rhino Times Dear Carolyn: I am a mother of girls ages six and ten. I am separated, and I have half custody. I work hard, and the girls sometimes create havoc. I spanked the six-year-old…
  • Aug 24

    Today’s Divorce Climate: The Ex-Spouse is a Spy

    Today’s Divorce Climate: The Ex-Spouse is a Spy
    1.     Change your email address and password when you begin your family law case. Change your computer and cell phone, if possible. Electronic devices, computers, and cell phones can be serious “leaks” of…
Rank this Week: 3817

Northern Kentucky Lawyer Blog

Northern Kentucky Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury and accidents, DUI, criminal defense, bank side bankruptcy cases, creditors' rights, divorce and family custody, and estate planning. By Fessler Schneider & Grimme.

http://www.fsgattorneys.com/blog
  • Aug 27

    How to Pick An Attorney in Northern Kentucky

    How to Pick An Attorney in Northern Kentucky
    You go to a party and talk to your friends about a legal issue you need help solving. Someone tells you about the awesome lawyer he just saw. Someone else chimes in with the name of a lawyer that is advertising heavily. Your gut instinct…
  • Aug 20

    School Bus Accident Attorneys in Northern Kentucky

    School Bus Accident Attorneys in Northern Kentucky
    You have seen the bumper stickers and signs warning you that school is back in session watch for children. Let’s talk about those children and the buses that carry 450,000 children a day. In 2014, over 9,000 bus accidents occurred…
  • Aug 13

    Creditor Attorneys in Northern Kentucky

    Creditor Attorneys in Northern Kentucky
    The attorneys at Fessler, Schneider, & Grimme are all experienced litigators and have trial experience in creditors’ rights, Uniform Commercial Code, letters of credit, and other financial instruments. They have dealt with seizures…
Rank this Week: 3568

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: 5063

Utah Divorce Hotline Blog

Utah Divorce Hotline Blog

By Chris Salcido.

http://www.utahdivorcehotline.com/utah-divorce-and-family-lawblog/
  • Aug 26

    The Good Divorce – Making Divorce As Painless as Possible

    The Good Divorce – Making Divorce As Painless as Possible
    Trend Toward a “Good Divorce” Recently some high profile celebrity divorces have raised some attention to what has been called the “good divorce,” that is, a divorce where the former spouses stay friends, continue to…
  • Jun 23

    Dividing a Personal Injury Award in a Utah Divorce

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

    Mediation Before Modification Has Become Standard

    Mediation Before Modification Has Become Standard
    Mediation Before Modification Provisions in Divorce Decrees In most divorce decrees these days a provision is included that requires the parties to enter into a mediation to settle any disputes before going to court. Mediation is an informal…
Rank this Week: 3675

Alabama Litigation Lawyer Blog

Alabama Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal, employment and family law. By Ingram Law LLC.

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

    Yes, You Can Have More Than 2 Parties in a Divorce Case.

    Yes, You Can Have More Than 2 Parties in a Divorce Case.
    Today more than ever, it is likely to have more than a husband and a wife as parties in a divorce case. Many times, one spouse may own a business or the parties may jointly own a business. In these cases of family owned businesses or where…
  • Aug 24

    5 Reasons to Look Over Your Insurance Policies After a Divorce

    5 Reasons to Look Over Your Insurance Policies After a Divorce
    Always review the named beneficiaries on all your accounts after a divorce. This case is an appeal from Jefferson County Alabama domestic relations court related to an insurance policy. In the case of Kowalski v. Upchurch, the trial court…
  • Aug 20

    Montgomery, Alabama Court Reversed on Child Support Calculation

    Montgomery, Alabama Court Reversed on Child Support Calculation
    This is an appeal from Montgomery County, Alabama regarding child support in the case of Farquhar.  The parties were married and originally divorced in 2011.  The father was ordered to pay child support in the amount of $1,050 per…
Rank this Week: 3826

Shaw Law

Shaw Law

Covers Michigan divorce law.

http://eshawlaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 25

    Ashley Madison Data Breach

    Ashley Madison Data Breach
    Over the past few days, there has been significant media coverage about the recent Ashley Madison data breach and subsequent disclosure of client names and other personal client information. Based on media reports, family law attorneys are…
  • Mar 24

    How Does Divorce Affect Social Security Benefits?

    How Does Divorce Affect Social Security Benefits?
    The first consideration in the analysis is the length of the marriage.  In order to be entitled to the other spouse’s social security benefits the marriage must have lasted 10 years or more. A marriage which lasts 10 years or more…
  • Oct 19

    EFFECT OF DIVORCE ON PRE-EXISTING WILLS & ESTATE PLANS

    EFFECT OF DIVORCE ON PRE-EXISTING WILLS & ESTATE PLANS
    A large percentage of divorced persons, widows, and widowers subsequently remarry one or more times. It is important to consider the legal effect divorces may have on any pre-existing estate plans including wills, trusts, non-probate…
Rank this Week: 4652

Law Office of Kirk Garner Blog

Law Office of Kirk Garner Blog

Provides general information to people who are considering or are already engaged in family law litigation in the State of Colorado.

http://kirkgarner.com/home/blog/
  • Aug 25

    Divorced with Kids: Tips for Back to School

    Divorced with Kids: Tips for Back to School
    It is that time of year again: teachers are decorating their classrooms, parents are shopping for school supplies, and students are enjoying the last few days of summer vacation.  The new school year is about to start.  What are you…
  • May 29

    Mediation Tip #2: Be Prepared!

    Mediation Tip #2: Be Prepared!
    To maximize the chance of a successful mediation, you must be prepared. You cannot show up for mediation without thinking about about your case and expect it to settle favorably.
  • May 28

    Park County Courthouse

    Park County Courthouse
    The Park County Courthouse in Fairplay, Colorado.
Rank this Week: 4913

Tennessee Attorneys Blog

Tennessee Attorneys Blog

Covers family and injury law, estate planning and medical malpractice. By Martin Heller Potempa & Sheppard, PLLC.

http://www.tennesseeattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3775

Ontario Family Law Blog

Ontario Family Law Blog

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

http://www.ontariofamilylawblog.com
  • Aug 24

    Ashley Madison, Adultery and Divorce. Is Your Life a Mess?

    Ashley Madison, Adultery and Divorce. Is Your Life a Mess?
    Ashley Madison is a website that facilitates married people having an affair. Their motto is "Life is short. Have an affair." It has been hacked, and the data related to the personal profiles of people registered has been made public. This…
  • Aug 12

    Separated, Stressed and Meeting with a Lawyer: How to Make the Most of Your Initial Meeting

    Separated, Stressed and Meeting with a Lawyer: How to Make the Most of Your Initial Meeting
    By Anna Preston If you are feeling stressed about the idea of meeting with a lawyer about your pending separation or divorce, you are totally normal. Everyone feels stress. Chances are you will feel much better once you are equipped with…
  • Jul 29

    Are you struggling to communicate with your ex about parenting issues?

    Are you struggling to communicate with your ex about parenting issues?
    By Toni Nieuwhof It is common for parents to experience difficulties communicating with the other parent about their children, post-separation. Inflamed emotions, shock, denial and grief over the separation may be interfering with your…
Rank this Week: 4889

HeyAnnette

HeyAnnette

Covers Arizona family law. By Annette T. Burns.

http://heyannette.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 5022

The History of Custody Law

The History of Custody Law

Traces the development of custody law from prehistoric times to the modern day. By the Law Office of Tom James.

http://tomjameslaw.com/blog/category/history-of-custody-law-2/
  • Aug 23

    Should Custody Law Be Abolished?

    Should Custody Law Be Abolished?
    In a previous blog post1 I explained why custody designations still matter, in terms of their impact on legal rights. The bigger question behind that one is: Should custody labels still matter? To put it another way: Has the time come to…
  • Aug 15

    Effect of heterologous insemination statutes on parental right

    Effect of heterologous insemination statutes on parental right
    To enable married couples to become legal parents despite the husband’s impotency, and to obviate the need for a formal adoption, several states have enacted statutes providing that under certain circumstances a child born to a married…
  • May 3

    The Future of Custody Law Reform

    The Future of Custody Law Reform
    At the current time there is a professed aversion to custody “labels” in legal circles, coupled with a shift of emphasis from deciding who gets custody, to deciding how parental decision-making and time with children will…
Rank this Week: 4008

bloody relations

bloody relations

Covers UK family law.

http://bloodyrelations.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4233

Tennessee Collaborative Divorce…

Tennessee Collaborative Divorce Blog

Covers family law. By Papa & Roberts, PLLC.

http://www.tennesseecollaborativedivorceblog.com/
  • Aug 20

    Pitfalls for Mental Health Coaches in the Collaborative Divorce Proce

    Pitfalls for Mental Health Coaches in the Collaborative Divorce Proce
    The next few posts will explore some of the pitfalls or roadblocks that can come up for each of the three types of professionals in Collaborative Divorces in Tennessee – Mental Health Coaches, Attorneys, and Financial Neutrals.…
  • Jul 15

    Collaborative Divorce for Same-Sex Couple

    Collaborative Divorce for Same-Sex Couple
    With the advent of same-sex marriage across Tennessee and the rest of the United States, same-sex divorce will be an inevitable reality in the very near future.  In fact, some Tennessee couples married in other states and have wanted to…
  • Jun 19

    The Role of the Law in Collaborative Divorce

    The Role of the Law in Collaborative Divorce
    Previous blog entries here have focused mostly on the ways Collaborative Divorce is different from traditional divorce litigation and how the process takes into account the non-legal aspects of divorcing.  This post will explore more…
Rank this Week: 3924

The Law Office of Christine M…

The Law Office of Christine M Bechtold, LLC

Covers Georgia family law.

http://bechtold-law.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    How Much Does It Cost to File My Divorce?

    How Much Does It Cost to File My Divorce?
    Divorce cases are filed as Domestic Civil Cases in Superior Court. Filing fees to the Superior Court vary by county, see list and links below for the most recent filing fees as of August, 2015. Alcovy (Walton and Newton Counties) $205.00…
  • Aug 13

    Do I Need a Living Will (ADHC)?

    Do I Need a Living Will (ADHC)?
    Yes, everyone should have a living will. This legal document allows you to set-up guidelines for your healthcare in the event you can't make the decisions yourself. A living will, durable power of attorney for health care, and advance…
  • Jul 15

    How Much Are Your Legal Fees For A Divorce?

    How Much Are Your Legal Fees For A Divorce?
    Divorce in Georgia requires a filing fee to the Court and attorney fees.Filing fees for divorce in Georgia vary by county and are approximately $205.      - $204 Gwinnett County www.gwinnettcourts.com    -…
Rank this Week: 4589

Real Divorce Mediation Blog

Real Divorce Mediation Blog

By Whole Mediation & Consulting Services P.C.

http://wholemediation.com/category/real-divorce-mediation/
  • Aug 19

    Listening: The Key to Divorce Mediation

    Listening: The Key to Divorce Mediation
    Divorce mediation works for separating couples because it accounts for each perspective, is more cost-effective than litigation, and creates a mutually agreeable outcome. But beyond that, why does it really, really work? What is one major…
  • Jul 14

    Divorce Mediation Dos and Don’t

    Divorce Mediation Dos and Don’t
    Divorce mediation can only work when both parties are actively participating throughout the entire process. If one side is passive while the other is aggressive, a solution will most likely not be mutually beneficial as it would if both…
  • Jun 10

    Four Styles of Mediation

    Four Styles of Mediation
    There is no set formula when it comes to divorce mediation. Each couple’s circumstances, goals, and issues are different, making the process unique to every situation. I have been mediating for over 25 years and have never seen the same…
Rank this Week: 3852

New York Divorce Blog

New York Divorce Blog

By Bruce Provda.

http://www.nydivorcefirm.com/blog
  • Aug 19

    Putting your Finances in Order During Divorce

    Putting your Finances in Order During Divorce
    Divorce can have a significant impact on your checking account. There are costs to be incurred that normally would not occur if not for divorce. These include attorney fees, consultant fees and in many cases, custody evaluators, property…
  • Aug 17

    Kinship Care in New York

    Kinship Care in New York
    Kinship care occurs when a child is raised by an adult other than a parent. Kinship care is different than foster care, and more than 95 percent of kinship caregivers in New York are not classified as foster parents.  Grandparents, other…
  • Aug 5

    The Initial Consultation when Divorcing

    The Initial Consultation when Divorcing
    Going through a divorce can be a stressful experience but once you have made the decision to break your relationship, your best strategy should be to be well prepared as to what comes ahead. The first step should be finding a good lawyer and…
Rank this Week: 3710

Houston Divorce Lawyer Blog

Houston Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers the divorce process. By Ramos Law Firm.

http://www.ramosfamilylaw.com/houstondivorceblog/
  • Aug 19

    Served with divorce papers? Now What? Do we need to go to court?

    Served with divorce papers? Now What? Do we need to go to court?
    Video Transcription Do we even need to go to court? As soon as we file some type of response, we notify the opposing counsel, and from that point we will then attempt to see if we can do something by… The post Served with divorce…
  • Aug 10

    Benefits of Parenting Classes During a Divorce

    Benefits of Parenting Classes During a Divorce
    Video Transcription There is a parenting class that’s required, a four hour parenting class, and some courts require different classes, depending. Now this is a class that I ask my clients to take from the beginning, so that they…
  • Jul 31

    OurFamilyWizard.com – Tools to help improve co-parenting

    OurFamilyWizard.com – Tools to help improve co-parenting
    Video Transcription Normally when parents have an issue with communicating with each other, there is a great website that a lot of attorneys and judges use, called OurFamilyWizard. Now this is an online calendaring program where both parties…
Rank this Week: 4628

Lutz Law blog

Lutz Law blog

Covers Washington family law.

http://www.lutzlaw.com/articles/
  • Aug 18

    Retirement Accounts and Disability Pay From United States Military

    Retirement Accounts and Disability Pay From United States Military
    Even though you have an interest in a military retirement account as a military dependent, sometimes that interest can be compromised if the military member converts his or her retirement account into a disability based award (actually, when…
  • Jul 14

    Spousal Maintenance for Immigrant

    Spousal Maintenance for Immigrant
    It is not uncommon for a person seeking immigration status in the United States (i.e. petitioner) to find him or herself in a position where the other spouse files for a divorce but the Unites States Citizen and Immigration Service ……
  • Jun 12

    De Facto Parentage

    De Facto Parentage
    In our ever changing society where blended families are more and more common, I am often asked from someone in the middle of a divorce or separation:  “I was really close to my step kids.  Can I have visitation with ……
Rank this Week: 3879

The Parenting Lawyer

The Parenting Lawyer

Covers family law. By Lauren Johnson

http://www.theparentinglawyer.com/
  • Aug 18

    “Why Do I Need To Hire A Lawyer Before Talking To The Social Worker?”

    “Why Do I Need To Hire A Lawyer Before Talking To The Social Worker?”
    deer in a cage courtesy of freedigitalimages.net This morning I got a call from a potential new client who had made an appointment but called to cancel because he wanted to “wait and see how it goes” with the social worker. This…
  • Jul 30

    How To Build Healthy Boundaries And Teach Them To Your Kid

    How To Build Healthy Boundaries And Teach Them To Your Kid
    white vinyl fence by digidreamgrafix at freedigitalphotos.net I love boundaries. I love how they keep us safe, emotionally and physically. I love how we get to determine what our limits are as humans (and parents) and how our…
  • Jul 28

    3 Barriers to Reunification in CPS Cases That Parents Can Overcome

    3 Barriers to Reunification in CPS Cases That Parents Can Overcome
    hurdle courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net When I represent parents in CPS cases, the first thing I do is look at the family’s strengths and vulnerabilities. With my client as my partner, I strive to understand what has led the family…
Rank this Week: 3827

New Jersey Family Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Family Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Helfand & Associates.

http://www.newjerseyfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 14

    Pre-Nuptial Agreement

    Pre-Nuptial Agreement
    A prenuptial agreement—also known as a “prenup” or “antenuptial agreement”—is a common tool to protect income and assets.  The agreement becomes enforceable upon marriage and applied in the event of a…
  • Apr 20

    Worker’s Compensation

    Worker’s Compensation
    WORKERS’ COMPENSATION:  INJURED ON THE JOB Workplace injuries often have permanent residual effects.  An injured worker may file a Workers’ Compensation Claim Petition.  Helfand & Associates handles…
  • Apr 17

    Adolescent Psychology

    Adolescent Psychology
    ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGY             At Helfand & Associates, we handle many amicable divorces and family matters as well as some of the most hotly contested difficult cases.  In an…
Rank this Week: 4031

All Family Law Group, P.A.

All Family Law Group, P.A.

Covers divorce, family law and bankruptcy.

http://www.familymaritallaw.blogspot.com
  • Aug 12

    Parental Responsibility Evaluation

    Parental Responsibility Evaluation
    Parental responsibility and timesharing constitute one of the most emotional issues facing spouses as they divorce. Florida has made strides to equalize parental responsibility and timesharing of children in a divorce. Lawmakers have…
  • Aug 12

    Frequently Asked Questions about Florida Protective Orders in Divorces or Separation

    Frequently Asked Questions about Florida Protective Orders in Divorces or Separation
    Some divorces or separations are smooth, painless, or mutual. Most can be difficult, time consuming, and maybe even hurtful. But a few can be downright dangerous. In cases in which a divorce or separation is pending, Florida law provides for…
  • Jul 26

    How Do I Change My Name?

    How Do I Change My Name?
    There are many reasons to want to change either your first, middle, or last name. Individuals and parents alike may want to change their name or their children’s names due to personal preference, to take a spouse’s name, or to return to…
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My Arizona Divorce Lawyer

My Arizona Divorce Lawyer

Provides analysis and commentary on family law matters in Arizona. By Gregg R. Woodnick, PLLC.

http://woodnicklaw.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 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…
  • May 13

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

    The Top 5 Things to Consider Before Consulting with a Divorce Attorney
    None of us get married thinking that one day we will want a divorce. Most people begin marriages thinking that they will be with their spouse forever. Then, life happens. Some couples overcome difficult obstacles together, while others…
Rank this Week: 4931

Family Law Matters Blog

Family Law Matters Blog

Covers New York family law. By Deborah Hope Wayne.

http://www.familylawmatters-blog.com/
  • Aug 9

    Inside Out: The Synergistic Effect of a Film and a Book

    Inside Out: The Synergistic Effect of a Film and a Book
    I recently viewed the animated movie, Inside Out. I had read many reviews that the themes presented in the film deal with how we are affected by our emotions.  The Inside Out characters are based upon our different emotions.…
  • Jul 24

    Choosing an Attorney for your Prenup: Understanding the Value of an Experienced Attorney

    Choosing an Attorney for your Prenup: Understanding the Value of an Experienced Attorney
    The popularity of prenuptial agreements is on the rise for couples of all ages.  A prenup can be just as important to couples on their first marriage and in their 20’s and 30’s, as it is to individuals on a second or third…
  • Jul 15

    Trending: A New Take on “Best Interest of the Child”

    Trending: A New Take on “Best Interest of the Child”
    Just a few days ago, social media was trending with its usual celebrity gossip and sports news, but an interesting family law case in Michigan snuck into the mix. A judge in Michigan sent three children to juvenile detention for refusing to…
Rank this Week: 3324

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Covers Virginia traffic and criminal law.

http://www.peterlouielaw.com/law-blog/
Rank this Week: 3580

Texas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Texas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Lyttle Law Firm, PLLC.

http://www.texasdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 4

    Adultery Website Ashley Madison Recently Hacked

    Adultery Website Ashley Madison Recently Hacked
      A group of hackers has come forward with claims that they were able to hack into adultery website AshleyMadison.com, which is owned by Avid Media, a company that also owns hookup sites CougarLife.com and EstablishedMen.com. Ashley…
  • Jul 21

    What You Need to Know About Divorce and Debt

    What You Need to Know About Divorce and Debt
    The complexities associated with divorce can take its toll on the individuals who are going through the process. It is important for you to have competent legal representation to ensure that every detail associated with the divorce…
  • Jul 20

    If You Are a Woman Contemplating Divorce: Know Your Finance

    If You Are a Woman Contemplating Divorce: Know Your Finance
    Some people may think that divorce proceedings are at an all time high but statistical evidence points towards a different reality. Recently, an economist at the University of Michigan has discovered that divorce rates have dropped from the…
Rank this Week: 3806

Creative Resolutions Blog

Creative Resolutions Blog

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

http://www.newyorkdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 4

    Having a High Net Worth Doesn’t Have to Lead to a High Conflict Divorce

    Having a High Net Worth Doesn’t Have to Lead to a High Conflict Divorce
    A high-net worth couple going through divorce can benefit greatly by staying out of court. Couples with considerable assets (which I will define here as more than $5 million) are often lead to believe that their divorce will be a “no…
  • Jul 9

    Putting Compassion At The Center Of Divorce

    Putting Compassion At The Center Of Divorce
    Even when spouses are trying to have a non-adversarial divorce, the emotions that arise can hijack innocent intentions and get in the way of achieving the bigger goals such as the children's well being, future financial security for one…
  • Jun 3

    CAUTION: Don't Text While Divorcing

    CAUTION: Don't Text While Divorcing
    I was recently sitting at my desk when I received a text message from a phone number I didn't recognize. In rapid succession I received the following missives: "I don't respect people who hit children." "You belong in jail for the rest of…
Rank this Week: 3617

Divorce Lawyer North Andover

Divorce Lawyer North Andover

Covers Massachusetts family law. By Patricia S. Fernandez & Associates.

http://northandovermafamilylawattorney.com/
  • Aug 4

    Considering Tax Consequences in the Context of Divorce

    Considering Tax Consequences in the Context of Divorce
    Divorce Lawyer North Andover It is important to consider the various tax consequences in the context of divorce in order to enter into the most beneficial support arrangement for divorcing spouses and determine how to prudently divide…
  • Feb 20

    Interpreting the Alimony Reform Act: Surprising Development

    Interpreting the Alimony Reform Act: Surprising Development
    Divorce Lawyer North AndoverSince the enactment of the Alimony Reform Act in 2011, there have been many cases which have presented questions regarding the interpretation of the statute. One frequent issue has been whether the Alimony Reform…
  • Feb 12

    Vacating the Marital Home During the Divorce

    Vacating the Marital Home During the Divorce
    Divorce Lawyer North AndoverIt can be surprising for a divorce client to learn that both spouses in a divorce may reside in the marital home while the action is pending.  Many people mistakenly believe that once a divorce complaint is…
Rank this Week: 5081

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois divorce law. From Michael Roe.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 2

    Illinois Divorce: Factors to Consider in Deciding to Divorce

    Illinois Divorce: Factors to Consider in Deciding to Divorce
    Excerpted from psychcentral.com: Are You Ready For Divorce? 7 Questions To Ask Yourself " This article outlines what couples need to do to face the numerous dilemmas associated with divorce. But first, they must identify their unique…
  • Jul 26

    One Man's Story: Parental Alienation

    One Man's Story: Parental Alienation
    This is one person's account of their life as a child victim of parental alienation, and the more positive outcome that arose as an adult....
  • Jul 20

    Illinois Divorce: Parental Alienation Issue

    Illinois Divorce: Parental Alienation Issue
    From an interview with Dr. Amy Baker, PA expert: " I must admit I am a bit disappointed in the comments so far on the WDET website in response to my interview. I hate to see the conversation devolve into...
Rank this Week: 5072

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.indianafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Kamakahi v. ASRM et al.: The Price of Human Egg

    Kamakahi v. ASRM et al.: The Price of Human Egg
    Kamakahi v. ASRM et al., a putative class action lawsuit filed in 2011, has been making headlines lately. Two former egg donors brought the federal lawsuit, alleging that price guidelines followed by fertility clinics violate antitrust laws…
  • Jul 31

    Spotlight on ICSG: Controlled Expense

    Spotlight on ICSG: Controlled Expense
    As family law attorneys, we are frequently asked what types of expenses child support is supposed to cover. Although generally child support is to be used for expenses benefiting the child, the Indiana Child Support Guidelines (ICSG) give…
  • Jul 27

    Spotlight on ICSG: The 6% Rule

    Spotlight on ICSG: The 6% Rule
    Division of medical expenses is always a big issue for our clients. Generally, the issue of coverage and insurance premiums is included in child support calculations because the party who provides insurance coverage is entitled to credit for…
Rank this Week: 3316

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
  • 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…
  • Dec 15

    Appointment to N.H. Supreme Court Professional Conduct Committee

    Appointment to N.H. Supreme Court Professional Conduct Committee
    McLane’s Family Law Group is pleased to announce that Margaret R. Kerouac, a director in the litigation department whose practice focuses on family law, was appointed to the New Hampshire Supreme Court’s Professional Conduct…
Rank this Week: 3699

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Kollias & Giese.

http://www.dupagecountydivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 26

    A Quick Overview of the Law Regarding Dissipation in Illinoi

    A Quick Overview of the Law Regarding Dissipation in Illinoi
    Section 503 of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act requires that a court divide the marital property in just proportions considering all relevant factors, including, among other things, the dissipation by each party of the…
  • Jul 12

    Non-Marital Property Under Illinois Law: How It Can Affect Maintenance and Property Division

    Non-Marital Property Under Illinois Law: How It Can Affect Maintenance and Property Division
    In a divorce, the Court has the obligation to equitably divide the marital assets and debts, and determine whether maintenance would be appropriate.  While non-marital property is not subject to being divided in a divorce, it may have a…
  • Jun 15

    Recording Private Conversations In Illinoi

    Recording Private Conversations In Illinoi
    It is no secret that emotions run high during a divorce or custody proceeding.  Sometimes parties seek orders of protection from one another to prohibit acts of abuse or harassment from occurring.   Imagine this scenario:  …
Rank this Week: 3754

Upstate New York Family Lawyer…

Upstate New York Family Lawyer Blog

Covers family law and traffic ticket information. By the Law Office of James B. Lesperance, Jr.

http://www.upstatenewyorkfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 19

    #732 Third Department Round-Up for October 17, 2013

    #732 Third Department Round-Up for October 17, 2013
    Not long ago I analyzed a case very similar to this one, involving a District Attorney's office that delayed beyond the statutory six months on an indictment. As a result, the indictment was dismissed outright. I remember stating that these…
  • Jul 19

    #731 Third Department Caselaw Round-Up for October 17, 2013

    #731 Third Department Caselaw Round-Up for October 17, 2013
    This case indicates why it is so incredibly important to ensure that everything makes it into the record. Otherwise, there could be a basis for either no appeal or, just the opposite - a reversal on appeal.
  • Jul 19

    #730 Third Department Caselaw Round-Up for October 17, 2013

    #730 Third Department Caselaw Round-Up for October 17, 2013
    And here is Part 2 of that weird case ping-ponging between Schuyler County Family Court and Tompkins County Family Court, from blog post #725.
Rank this Week: 3795

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: 3752

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/
  • Jul 10

    Understanding the Type of Retirement Plan to Be Divided in a Divorce

    Understanding the Type of Retirement Plan to Be Divided in a Divorce
    Misunderstanding the type of retirement plan to be divided in a divorce is one of the most common mistakes in divorce settlement agreements and even final judgments, since often times attorneys prepare the final judgment which the judge…
  • Jul 8

    5 surprising statistics on divorce in the U.S.

    5 surprising statistics on divorce in the U.S.
    Jul 7, 2015 By Erin Danly Although the “half of all marriages end in divorce” claim has been debunked, it’s still a commonly cited statistic. But what are the real divorce stats? Check them out below. (Note that most of the…
  • Jun 24

    What is An Ex Spouse Entitled To With Regards to Social Security?

    What is An Ex Spouse Entitled To With Regards to Social Security?
    Even if your marriage ended more than 20 years ago, the ex-spouse could be entitled to a portion of your retirement funds through Social Security. At the time of your divorce, the decree would have specified what retirement assets should be…
Rank this Week: 4920

Albuquerque Divorce Lawyer Blog

Albuquerque Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers New Mexico family and divorce law topics, including community property, child custody and property division issues. By Collins & Collins, P.C.

http://www.collinsattorneys.com/divorceblawg/
  • Jul 10

    Domestic Violence Charges Challenging for Military Personnel

    Domestic Violence Charges Challenging for Military Personnel
    The incidence of domestic violence in the military has been so high that the Department of Defense has made special and concerted efforts to address this problem over the span of years. Rates of domestic violence are far higher among military…
  • Apr 20

    Taking the Kids Out of State for Summer Vacation Requires Planning and Agreement

    Taking the Kids Out of State for Summer Vacation Requires Planning and Agreement
    Questions surrounding summer vacation start coming up frequently this time of year.  One of the big and more common questions that arise is the respective parents’ rights to take the kids out of state for summer vacation.  In…
  • Dec 6

    Holiday Travel Often Leads to Child Custody and Time-Sharing Dispute

    Holiday Travel Often Leads to Child Custody and Time-Sharing Dispute
    Travel with the children can, in the absence of a parenting plan that deals with the issue of travel, cause conflict between the parents.  The potential for conflict associated with travel with the children is especially high during the…
Rank this Week: 4334