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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: 3820

Mogren Glessner & Roti

Mogren Glessner & Roti

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

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

    Passport For Child After Divorce

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

    Compassion and Conviction

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

    Power of Attorney for Adult Children

    Power of Attorney for Adult Children
    Do you have a Power of Attorney for your adult
Rank this Week: 3815

Nashville Probate and Disability…

Nashville Probate and Disability Law Journal

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

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

    Giving Away the House

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

    Living Independently in Old Age

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

    Paying for Nursing Home Care

    Paying for Nursing Home Care
    Posted by Barbara Moss. As I've written in a prior post (December 19, 2012), Medicare pays only a limited amount toward nursing home care and then only when there has been a 3-day hospital admission first. People who enter a nursing home…
Rank this Week: 3738

Law Matters Blog

Law Matters Blog

Covers Vermont family law and estate planning. By the Law Offices of Bucknam Black Brazil PC.

http://vtlegalhelp.com/our-blog/
  • Mar 20

    What you should know about employment discrimination

    What you should know about employment discrimination
    What you should know about employment discrimination Employers and employees are usually aware that discrimination in the work place is illegal. The definition of illegal discrimination, however, can be difficult to understand. As I have…
  • Mar 20

    What you should know about employment discrimination

    What you should know about employment discrimination
    What you should know about employment discrimination Employers and employees are usually aware that discrimination in the work place is illegal. The definition of illegal discrimination, however, can be difficult to understand. As I have…
  • Mar 14

    Return to Annual Homestead Declaration

    Return to Annual Homestead Declaration
    Return to Annual Homestead Declarations Vermont funds its educational system through a property tax system. The “education tax” is imposed on all homestead and nonresidential property, but at differing rates. The basis for…
Rank this Week: 3767

Maine Divorce Law Blog

Maine Divorce Law Blog

Covers Maine family law, including divorce, separation, child support, mediation, spousal support, child custody and property rights. By Alan R. Nye.

http://www.mainedivorcelawblog.com/
  • Oct 1

    What is going

    What is going
    What is going on with the Gay Marriage Vote in Maine? It's coming up again for a vote this year and I've yet to see any opposing television commercials like in past votes? Have the opponents run out of money or has the time come for this…
  • May 19

    Thumbtack.com

    Thumbtack.com
    Can you ever have too many sites promoting your services?Experienced Legal Help
  • Feb 4

    Married Lawyers Divorcing and both hate their job

    Married Lawyers Divorcing and both hate their job
    According to this article in the ABA Journal, two married lawyers who both hate practicing law are fighting in their divorce over is which one should work at a legal job to pay both of their student loans. Naturally, neither wants to do…
Rank this Week: 3553

Bay Area Divorce Lawyer Blog

Bay Area Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, adoption, child support and child custody issues. By Lorna Jaynes.

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

    Best Divorce Strategies - Listen, Seek to understand, Focus on the future, Heal

    Best Divorce Strategies - Listen, Seek to understand, Focus on the future, Heal
    Conflict in the context of divorce can be emotionally and financially debilitating. Family court judges commonly make decisions and orders based on how the law applies to what has already transpired between the parties, to the past. And this…
  • Aug 17

    Gray Divorce in California

    Gray Divorce in California
    Marian, 57, and her husband for nearly 30 years, John, had buried their differences over money, child-rearing and more. But when the last of their two children was finishing high school, the differences became too glaring to ignore.…
  • May 9

    Same Gender Marriage: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - President Obama, North Carolina, and Politic

    Same Gender Marriage: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - President Obama, North Carolina, and Politic
    The people of North Carolina voted this week to amend their constitution to ban same-sex marriage. And the ban won with a surprisingly strong 61 to 39 percent, undermining North Carolina's image as a modern, progressive state.
Rank this Week: 3755

Divorce & Family Law Blog

Divorce & Family Law Blog

Offers advice for people dealing with divorce, legal separation and child custody issues. By Patrick Markey, P.C.

http://www.markeylaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 24

    Major changes may be coming to Illinois Family Law

    Major changes may be coming to Illinois Family Law
    In 2008 a committee was established pursuant to a House resolution back by Speaker Michael Madigan rewrite the entire divorce act taking into account all teh changes that have happened since it was enacted in 1977.   Here are a few of the…
  • Mar 24

    Working well with your lawyer and being a good client

    Working well with your lawyer and being a good client
  • Nov 22

    You can now search for unclaimed child support in Cook County

    You can now search for unclaimed child support in Cook County
    The Cook County Clerk’s office is holding 6 million dollars in unclaimed child support.  It appears fairly easy to find out of you have any unclaimed child support.  Can’t hurt to just put your name in if you ever received child…
Rank this Week: 3765

Colorado DivorcePoint!

Colorado DivorcePoint!

Covers Colorado divorce law. By Lawrence King and Christopher Griffith.

http://lawblog.coloradodivorcemediation.com/
  • May 10

    This blog has moved

    This blog has moved
    This blog is now located at http://lawblog.coloradodivorcemediation.com/. You will be automatically redirected in 30 seconds, or you may click here. For feed subscribers, please update your feed subscriptions to…
  • Jun 13

    Colorado Divorce Online Records - 2007 Divorce Law Change

    Colorado Divorce Online Records - 2007 Divorce Law Change
    Changes to Colorado divorce law now limit access to Colorado divorce online records.
  • Aug 8

    Chocolate Pudding Brings Peace of Mind!

    Chocolate Pudding Brings Peace of Mind!
    As a divorce professional, I don't often fall in love with new children's books about divorce; there are simply too many fine ones already out there.
Rank this Week: 3552

Prop 8 On Trial

Prop 8 On Trial

Daily reports from the same-sex marriage trial by Berkeley Law students

http://prop8.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Sep 5

    Perry v. Schwarzenegger becomes Perry v. Brown

    Perry v. Schwarzenegger becomes Perry v. Brown
    The same Perry attorneys head back to court Tuesday, but their arguments will appear under a new docket name: Perry v. Brown. In March, the federal courts updated the names of the Perry defendants to reflect California’s newly-elected…
  • May 21

    Civil marriage and its history: Cott as the key to Prop 8?

    Civil marriage and its history: Cott as the key to Prop 8?
    For more than twenty years, Harvard history professor Nancy Cott has studied family, gender, marriage, and citizenship. In 2000, she published Public Vows: A History of Marriage and the Nation, and in 2010, she took the stand in Perry v.…
  • Feb 17

    California Supreme Court to hear standing issue

    California Supreme Court to hear standing issue
    The California Supreme Court announced Wednesday that it would re-enter the legal battle surrounding same-sex marriage and seek to hear further arguments by September. Perry v. Schwarzenegger, the federal lawsuit challenging…
Rank this Week: 3610

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: 3858

Lumberton Lawyer Blog

Lumberton Lawyer Blog

Published by Bowen & Berry, PLLC

http://www.lumbertonlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 8

    Prosecutor Now Defends Criminal Cases in Robeson County North Carolina

    Prosecutor Now Defends Criminal Cases in Robeson County North Carolina
    Woodberry "Woody" Bowen now defends criminal cases where once he prosecuted for twelve years. In Robeson County North Carolina Bowen was on the prosecutorial staff of Joe Freeman Britt, the Guinness Book of Records "Deadliest DA". Joe had…
  • Mar 25

    North Carolina Still Recognizes Alienation of Affections Court Claim

    North Carolina Still Recognizes Alienation of Affections Court Claim
    The Lumberton North Carolina Courts provide a good forum for Alienation of Affection cases. NC is only one a a handful of remaining states which allow an action against a third party for wrecking a marriage. The claim is called allienation…
  • Mar 23

    Slandered Red Springs NC Shopper Wins Record Jury Verdict

    Slandered Red Springs NC Shopper Wins Record Jury Verdict
    I was not long out of the DA's office from a position as a state prosecutor. Fresh back in private practice those decades ago, no big cases were lining up at the door just yet. So I had to make the most of what I had. A young mechanic…
Rank this Week: 3612

SC Family Law

SC Family Law

Discusses South Carolina divorce and family law issues. By Metts Law Firm, LLC.

http://scdivorcelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 24

    What does Joint Custody mean?

    What does Joint Custody mean?
    Joint custody can be defined in many ways and should be detailed in a Custody Order. In many cases, parents share joint custody with one of the parents as the primary custodian. In this case, the child lives primarily with the primary…
  • Jul 9

    Facebook - Friend or Foe?

    Facebook - Friend or Foe?
    As a Divorce lawyer, I have had many clients bring me evidence of a spouse's or opposing party's bad or contradictory behavior obtained from a posting on Facebook. Over the past several months I have come across many cases where a party will…
  • Jul 8

    Is the cost of Divorce too High?

    Is the cost of Divorce too High?
    Who do you think is responsible for the high costs associated with a divorce or custody hearing? Should attorneys offer alternative fee arrangements to hourly billing?
Rank this Week: 3851

Corpus Christi Divorce Lawyer

Corpus Christi Divorce Lawyer

Covers Texas divorce law. By Kelly Koch.

http://corpuschristidivorcelawyer.wordpress.com
  • Dec 22

    Pre Divorce Mediation in the Coastal Bend

    Pre Divorce Mediation in the Coastal Bend
    PRE-DIVORCE MEDIATION Saturday, November 21, 2009 at 11:06AM Articles on the problems relating to divorce brought to you by The Law Practice of Kelly Koch In these tough economic times, where people are trying to save money and want to have…
  • Dec 17

    Corpus Christi Texas Child Support Attorney

    Corpus Christi Texas Child Support Attorney
    An Experienced Corpus Christi Texas Divorce Attorney on Your Side Kelly Koch has been a divorce attorney since 1989. Her extensive experience allows her to address clients’ needs. Our firm will guide you through the divorce process.…
  • Dec 17

    Corpus Christi Texas Child Support Attorney

    Corpus Christi Texas Child Support Attorney
    An Experienced Corpus Christi Texas Divorce Attorney on Your Side Kelly Koch has been a divorce attorney since 1989. Her extensive experience allows her to address clients’ needs. Our firm will guide you through the divorce process. Child…
Rank this Week: 3659

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Covers estate planning, HOA & condo associations and family law in North Carolina.

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

    Help, Our HOA (or Condo) Needs Money!

    Help, Our HOA (or Condo) Needs Money!
    Community associations can become cash-strapped for a variety of reasons—unexpected large repairs, increased utility expenses, weather related emergencies, or simply years of poor planning.  Often the current board members are not…
  • Jul 8

    Legislative Update: Transfer of Special Declarant Rights Bill Adopted

    Legislative Update: Transfer of Special Declarant Rights Bill Adopted
    The N.C. General Assembly is about to wrap up its two-year legislative session, so bills are flying around.  In my legislative update of 2013 activity (www.lawfirmrbs.com/blog/nc-community-association-2013-legislative-roundup/), I noted…
  • Jul 1

    Declaration Amendments, Reasonableness & Original Intent: Wallach v. Linville Owners Association

    Declaration Amendments, Reasonableness & Original Intent: Wallach v. Linville Owners Association
    A case issued by the North Carolina Court of Appeals today suggests there are instances when an amendment to a Declaration (also known as Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions) has to pass an “original intent” test.   …
Rank this Week: 3941

Michigan Divorce Lawyers Blog

Michigan Divorce Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigandivorcelawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 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…
  • Aug 7

    How Does Michigan Compare to Other States when Filing for Divorce?

    How Does Michigan Compare to Other States when Filing for Divorce?
    According to an August 6, 2014 ABC News article, some states are worse than others in terms of filing for divorce. The top 7 worst states for divorce are as follows: Nebraska: In Nebraska, the State requires a filing fee of $157.00 and 420…
  • Sep 17

    Domestic Violence and Divorce

    Domestic Violence and Divorce
    Some times, when a relationship is starting to crumble, emotions can run high. Certainly, there is never an excuse to justify committing an act of domestic violence on a spouse or a boyfriend/girlfriend. However, sometimes, situations arise…
Rank this Week: 4014

Iowa Family Law Blog

Iowa Family Law Blog

By Dickinson Mackaman Tyler & Hagen, PC.

http://www.dickinsonlaw.com/blog-search-page/?cat=22
Rank this Week: 4041

Ayo and Iken PLC Blog

Ayo and Iken PLC Blog

Covers Florida divorce, custody, paternity, and child support.

http://www.18884mydivorce.com/blog/
  • Aug 2

    New Same Sex Marriage Laws in Florida 2014

    New Same Sex Marriage Laws in Florida 2014
    An update on our companion website: www.myfloridalaw.com. The Florida Courts have been been busy addressing what seems like an avalanche of same-sex marriage challenges to the present constitutional ban. For some people the ultimate goal is…
  • Jun 30

    Can I Take My Spouse to the Cleaners for Cheating?

    Can I Take My Spouse to the Cleaners for Cheating?
    If you have discovered that your spouse is cheating, you are likely to experience a wealth of emotions like anger, betrayal, sadness and fear. Adultery is one of the most common causes of divorce, but many spouses are appalled when they talk…
  • Jun 18

    Does Filing Bankruptcy Mean Losing My Personal Residence?

    Does Filing Bankruptcy Mean Losing My Personal Residence?
    Television commercials and advertisements inform delinquent borrowers that they can save their homes by filing for personal bankruptcy. But is it true -- or just too good to be true? The bankruptcy process is designed to help people keep as…
Rank this Week: 3888

Synorlaw

Synorlaw

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

http://www.synorlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 24

    Kathryn J. Synor is now ranked Top 10 Under 40 attorney for excellence in the field of Family Law for 2014!

    Kathryn J. Synor is now ranked Top 10 Under 40 attorney for excellence in the field of Family Law for 2014!
    Kathryn J. Synor of the Law Office of Kathryn J. Synor, LLC has been selected by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys as nationally ranked Top 10 Under 40 attorney for excellence in the field of Family Law for … Continue…
  • May 30

    Trusts: The Advantages and Disadvantage

    Trusts: The Advantages and Disadvantage
    Only a few years ago, people set up living trusts almost exclusively to save on taxes. Today, they are used to avoid Probate and for other purposes. This article explains the living trust. It is not meant to be a … Continue reading…
  • May 8

    TRIAL TIPS FOR CLIENTS

    TRIAL TIPS FOR CLIENTS
      TRIAL TIPS FOR CLIENTS Preparation is the key to successfully presenting accurate information in court.         WHAT TO WEAR? We advise our clients to dress conservatively. Court is a somber, conservative and…
Rank this Week: 4006

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 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…
  • May 2

    5 Tips for Keeping the Peace When Sharing Custody of the Kids After a Divorce

    5 Tips for Keeping the Peace When Sharing Custody of the Kids After a Divorce
    Divorce is tough on everyone, but children often pay the highest price when the fighting and anger continue even after the adults have gone their separate ways. Here are five tips for keeping the peace with your ex, for the children’s…
Rank this Week: 4054

Massachusetts Divorce Blog

Massachusetts Divorce Blog

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

http://www.massachusetts-divorce.com/blog/
  • Jul 14

    Award Winning Book on Collaborative Practice

    Award Winning Book on Collaborative Practice
    Proud to announce my participation as one of the co-authors of this award winning book on Collaborative Practice published by Massachusetts Continuing Education (MCLE NEW ENGLAND)  Thanks to all of the co-authors who participated and to…
  • Jun 23

    Divorce Is Going to the Dogs, Literally

    Divorce Is Going to the Dogs, Literally
    Custody battles over the kids? So old school. Melanie and Antonio are just one of thousands of couples going to war over their pets. When Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas announced the end of their nearly two-decade marriage, they…
  • Apr 2

    Temporary Alimony is NOT General Term Alimony

    Temporary Alimony is NOT General Term Alimony
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court added new clarification today in its opinion in the Holmes case (see full opinion here). In Holmes, Husband was ordered to pay temporary alimony during the pendency of the divorce modification…
Rank this Week: 3915

Burdick's Blog

Burdick's Blog

Discussion of common legal issues in Alabama. By Austin Burdick.

http://alabamaattorney.weebly.com/burdicks-blog.html
  • May 21

    After Divorce, Who has the final say?

    After Divorce, Who has the final say?
    When parents decide to divorce decisions have to be made on how to best care for their children after the parents separate. The courts created devices to try and make these decisions. Divorce court is a court of equity and is given the…
  • Apr 15

    Is McLendon any Better than the Tender Years Doctrine?

    Is McLendon any Better than the Tender Years Doctrine?
    The Courts have long held that a custody determination cannot be based on something arbitrary, such as the sex of the parent. Ex parte Devine, 398 So. 2d 686 (Ala. 1981). Under McLendon custody determinations are not expressly based on sex…
  • Apr 15

    Is McLendon any Better than the Tender Years Doctrine?

    Is McLendon any Better than the Tender Years Doctrine?
    The Courts have long held that a custody determination cannot be based on something arbitrary, such as the sex of the parent. Ex parte Devine, 398 So. 2d 686 (Ala. 1981). Under McLendon custody determinations are not expressly based on sex…
Rank this Week: 4029

Durham Family Law Journal.com

Durham Family Law Journal.com

Discusses North Carolina family law topics. By Martha New Milam.

http://durhamfamilylawjournal.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 29

    A Simple Communications Model to Use

    A Simple Communications Model to Use
    Cathy Heenan, Ed.D. recently posted an article in her blog that introduces a model you can use with your spouse when emotions are running high and you need to be able to solve a dispute.Here's what you need to do:If you can agree with…
  • Mar 24

    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE - A Persisitent Threat to Women in the USA

    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE - A Persisitent Threat to Women in the USA
     In a recent New York Times OP-ED Nicholas Kristof informs us that in the United States, domestic violence claims the life of an American Woman every six hours and strikes 25% of all American women in their lifetimes.  Such…
  • Jan 21

    What is the role of the custody evaluator?

    What is the role of the custody evaluator?
    I just finished reading an excellent article  by Gary Direnfield, MSW, RSW entitled Unraveling Custody/Access Assessments/Evaluations.  In this article Gary provides his reader with a succinct explanation of the role and…
Rank this Week: 4071

The Legal Optimist

The Legal Optimist

By Rosie Brown.

http://legaloptimist.wordpress.com
  • Mar 27

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee
    Join Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty to obtain an adequate number of signatures to influence Governor Haslam’s political choices.  In short, Tennessee is slated to resume executing death row inmates this…
  • Mar 27

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee
    Join Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty to obtain an adequate number of signatures to influence Governor Haslam’s political choices.  In short, Tennessee is slated to resume executing death row inmates this…
  • Mar 14

    Tennessee’s ‘Green Mile’ — A Return to Carpetbaggers and Stagecoaches?

    Tennessee’s ‘Green Mile’ — A Return to Carpetbaggers and Stagecoaches?
    In an apparent bid for nostalgia to the late 19th century, the Tennessee Attorney General handed down an opinion on Wednesday that found Senate Bill 2580/House Bill 2476 would not be unconstitutional. The Bills propose to authorize…
Rank this Week: 3973

Ocala Divorce Lawyer Blog

Ocala Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida family law and divorce issues. By Anne E. Raduns.

http://www.ocalafamilylaw.com/Ocala-Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Mar 13

    Divorce Questions to Ask at the End of a Marriage

    Divorce Questions to Ask at the End of a Marriage
    The importance of asking questions cannot be underestimated in life, especially when the questions are asked prior to undergoing divorce proceedings. Florida residents who prepare themselves by performing the necessary research prior to…
  • Feb 26

    Shared parenting may become a new form of child custody

    Shared parenting may become a new form of child custody
    Divorces are difficult on the spouses, but it can be even worse if there are children involved. The decision of which Florida parent has custody of the child can lead to bitterness and can be emotionally trying on the child....
  • Feb 20

    Tips for a smoother Florida divorce transition

    Tips for a smoother Florida divorce transition
    Going through the process of a separation can be difficult for both parties. The proceedings may go decidedly smoother if an individual is prepared mentally and has all of the appropriate paperwork from the very beginning. Florida residents…
Rank this Week: 4109

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: 4135

The Divorce Collaborative

The Divorce Collaborative

Covers Massachusetts family law, divorce mediation and collaborative divorce. By Stephen F. McDonough.

http://www.divorcecollaborative.com
  • Jan 10

    The Initial Telephone Call to The Divorce Collaborative LLC

    The Initial Telephone Call to The Divorce Collaborative LLC
    I often remind our TDC team how difficult it can be for clients to make that first telephone call to our office.  The decision to speak with a Massachusetts divorce lawyer or divorce mediator is generally not made lightly.  We are…
  • Oct 27

    Massachusetts Mandatory Parent Education Program For Divorcing Parents With Minor Children

    Massachusetts Mandatory Parent Education Program For Divorcing Parents With Minor Children
    By Massachusetts Divorce Lawyer and Divorce Mediator Colleen E. Cunnally, Esq.  Divorcing couples are usually most concerned about their children.  How will my children adjust to the change in our family structure?  How will I…
  • Jun 26

    Massachusetts Family Law Attorney Attends AFCC Conference in LA

    Massachusetts Family Law Attorney Attends AFCC Conference in LA
      I recently attended a family law conference hosted by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) in Los Angeles, CA.  As a practicing Massachusetts divorce attorney and divorce mediator, I think it is important to…
Rank this Week: 4088

Atlanta Divorce Lawyers Blog

Atlanta Divorce Lawyers Blog

By Diane Cherry.

http://atlantadivorcelawyer.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 4034

New York Divorce Blog

New York Divorce Blog

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

http://newyorkdivorceblog.com/
  • Jan 5

    Preliminary Conference

    Preliminary Conference
    The preliminary conference is the first court appearance in a contested divorce.  At this conference, the lawyers for the parties explain to the judge what issues in the case are unresolved such as child custody, child support, equitable…
  • Nov 2

    Attorney’s fee

    Attorney’s fee
    Attorney’s fees In 2010, the divorce law changed in that the legislature created a presumption that the monied spouse (the spouse with more money and a higher income) must pay the legal fees of the spouse who pays less.  This…
  • Mar 3

    This is a good article on common mistakes…

    This is a good article on common mistakes people make during divorces: http://www.divorce360.com/divorce-articles/law/advice/top-10-legal-mistakes-in-divorce.aspx?artid=866 For more information about New Yok Divorce visit: Divorce Attorneys,…
Rank this Week: 4098

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: 4163

The Gay Law Report

The Gay Law Report

Covers legal options for gay and lesbian couples. By Gideon I. Alper.

http://www.galperlaw.com/gay-law-report/
  • Nov 25

    When Will Your State Get Marriage Equality?

    When Will Your State Get Marriage Equality?
    I get a lot of questions from my Florida clients about when I think gay marriage will be legalized in Florida. I imagine that people across the country have similar questions about the states they live in–at least for those not…
  • Nov 1

    What You Can Do About LGBT Discrimination by Landlord

    What You Can Do About LGBT Discrimination by Landlord
    Usually landlords, whether they are managing a house or apartment, care about one thing: getting paid. But sometimes a landlord will go beyond that. A landlord might decide that a prospective tenant shouldn’t live in the property not…
  • Oct 25

    Gay Marriage and the IRS

    Gay Marriage and the IRS
    In August 2013, the U.S. Treasury and the IRS issued a ruling that these departments will recognize the marriages of same-sex couples legally married in a jurisdiction that allows same-sex marriage. This ruling applies regardless of whether…
Rank this Week: 4047

Musings, Legal Ease and Other…

Musings, Legal Ease and Other Stuff on Family Law

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

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

    Taking your children through the divorce proce

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

    Being flexible

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

    Talking to the other parent, Part II

    Talking to the other parent, Part II
    Okay, I realize that I have strongly encouraged parents to talk to each other about their children.  I know that good co-parenting happens when there is open communication.However, the other day I witnessed a very sad situation.
Rank this Week: 4083

Knight & Moskow, P.C. Blog

Knight & Moskow, P.C. Blog

Covers Pennsylvania family law and estate planning.

http://www.knightandmoskow.com/blog/
  • Jul 31

    Estate Planning For The Rich And The Not So Rich

    Estate Planning For The Rich And The Not So Rich
    There are very few of us that have the wealth of Gates or Buffet, so our estate planning will probably be vastly different from theirs. In fact Bill Gates is giving most of his fortune away to charity. However, just … Continue reading…
  • Jul 30

    Do I Need A Will?

    Do I Need A Will?
    Estate planning is important to everyone. None of us really know how long we will live. At every stage of life, past the age of 18, your will you should be either created, if you don’t have one, or it … Continue reading →
  • May 31

    Collaborative Family Law FAQ

    Collaborative Family Law FAQ
    In many cases collaborative law is very desirable for all parties involved. You might not have even realized that you could settle legal matters outside of a litigious court room, but it can be. The Basic Collaborative Law Process You…
Rank this Week: 3950

Maryland Divorce Lawyer Blog

Maryland Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Maryland divorce, marital property, protective orders and visitation. By Silverman Thompson Slutkin White.

http://www.marylanddivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 12

    Same Sex Marriage Licenses Issued by Maryland Clerks of Court

    Same Sex Marriage Licenses Issued by Maryland Clerks of Court
    On November 30, 2012 we blogged about the Attorney General’s Opinion on the issuance of same sex marriage licenses and when the clerks could issue same. It appears that the clerks have followed the guidance of his Opinion as the first…
  • Nov 30

    Maryland Attorney General Issues Opinion on When Courts Can Issue Same-Sex Marriage License

    Maryland Attorney General Issues Opinion on When Courts Can Issue Same-Sex Marriage License
    As we explained in our “How to Get Married Guide for Same Sex Couples” blog on November 8, 2012, same sex couples will be permitted to marry in Maryland as of January 1, 2013. However, couples will need to obtain a marriage…
  • Nov 29

    Maryland Opening Domestic Violence Visitation Center

    Maryland Opening Domestic Violence Visitation Center
    Baltimore will soon be the home to a supervised visitation center according to CBS Baltimore’s report on November 27, 2012. The Safe Havens center will allow victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence or…
Rank this Week: 4157

Divorce Done Differently

Divorce Done Differently

Information and advice on dealing with divorce in a cordial and humane way. By the Family Law Center.

http://www.familylawcenter.us
  • Oct 21

    Community Property Interest In A Separate Spouses’ Residence

    Community Property Interest In A Separate Spouses’ Residence
    When couples marry they often bring to the marriage separate assets they had before marriage.  One of the most common assets is a residence.  When the couple now married makes payments on the separate asset of one spouse from earnings the…
  • Oct 16

    Student Loans and Divorce

    Student Loans and Divorce
      When a couple divorces, the court looks at the best way to divide both party’s debts as well as their assets. Just as there are community and individual assets, there can be community and individual (separate) debts. For example, if one…
  • Aug 21

    What is spousal support (Alimony)? How much Spousal support will I have to pay or receive?

    What is spousal support (Alimony)? How much Spousal support will I have to pay or receive?
    Spousal support is the term used for alimony in California. Alimony is money that one spouse pays to the other to help support them until they can support themselves at the standard of living they had during the marriage.
Rank this Week: 4037

Seattle & Tacoma Family Law Blog

Seattle & Tacoma Family Law Blog

Explores family law issues in Washington State and throughout the United States. By Clement Law Center.

http://seattlefamilylawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 22

    Domestic Violence - A Modern Plague

    Domestic Violence - A Modern Plague
    The Federal Way News ran two articles about murder and mania in our fair city, both cases showing graphically how difficult it is to control domestic violence, even of the most brutal and open kind. In this blog post, we'll look at these two…
  • Mar 22

    Domestic Violence

    Domestic Violence
    What would you do if a friend of yours started confiding in you about terrible living conditions at home? She starts out by telling you that she feels horribly misused. Her husband treats her like a servant, and controls all of the family…
  • Mar 16

    The Ten Commandments of Child Support

    The Ten Commandments of Child Support
    You're a responsible, loving, divorced parent. Your children are in the primary custody of your ex spouse. You work hard and pay your child support. One day you open your mail and you get an unexpected love letter from the State Division of…
Rank this Week: 4063

Family Law Practice

Family Law Practice

Discusses collaboration, mediation and a reasoned approach to divorce. By Steven Green.

http://masscollaborativelaw.wordpress.com
  • Oct 27

    Paternity

    Paternity
    I am a father. There is no denying it. There is no getting away from it. It defines who I am. I am a Daddy! In fact, I have been a daddy longer than I have been anything else. OK, yes, I have been alive longer than I have been a daddy…I…
  • Oct 1

    Can I Move My Children Out-of-State?

    Can I Move My Children Out-of-State?
    I was watching one of the new seasons television shows the other night. “Lie to Me” is one of those fast paced, science based, programs that I find irresistible. I also have a hard time leaving my work at the office. Why? Seems that the…
  • Aug 25

    Stepparent Right

    Stepparent Right
    Until Massachusetts passed a new law this year, even though stepparents may provide emotional and financial support to their stepchildren, they had no legal rights with regard to them.  They were not able to authorize medical, dental, or…
Rank this Week: 4090

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

Covers family law in South Carolina.

http://www.scfamilylaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 20

    August 2014 – Helpful Family Law Insight

    August 2014 – Helpful Family Law Insight
    Our August 2014 newsletter, Helpful Family Law Insights, was published today. Read this edition by clicking the image below. Sign up to receive future editions by clicking here.The post August 2014 – Helpful Family Law…
  • Aug 20

    Religion and Child Custody

    Religion and Child Custody
    A recent appeals court case out of New York grappled with two especially sensitive topics: religion and child custody. The two issues came together in a contentious divorce case, Gribeluk v. Gribeluk, where custody of two young children…
  • Aug 18

    How Imputed Income Can Impact Your Divorce Case

    How Imputed Income Can Impact Your Divorce Case
    What is imputed income? Imputed income is a process where the Court attributes or assigns a specified amount of income to a party that is different from their actual income. In other words, the Court will pretend that a person is earning…
Rank this Week: 4239

Just Families

Just Families

Covers children's and family law. By New York Law School’s Diane Abbey Law Center for Children and Families.

http://www.justfamilies.org/
  • Aug 18

    Weekly Round-Up: August 18th, 2014

    Weekly Round-Up: August 18th, 2014
    The Rise of Financial Elder Abuse: A recent study by Weill Cornell Medical College and published on July 30, 2014 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine found that “1 in 20 adults will be affected by financial abuse after they turn…
  • Aug 10

    Weekly Round-Up: August 11th, 2014

    Weekly Round-Up: August 11th, 2014
      Vision Zero and Safer Streets: Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero Plan is aimed at eliminating the number of traffic deaths in New York City. According to the Vision Zero website, “being struck by a vehicle is the leading cause…
  • Aug 4

    Weekly Round-Up: August 4th, 2014

    Weekly Round-Up: August 4th, 2014
    Housing for Homeless Families: The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) held a meeting on Friday, July 25 to discuss moving about 750 homeless families to the head of the list for housing placement. This will cause the families to move…
Rank this Week: 4314

HeyAnnette

HeyAnnette

Covers Arizona family law. By Annette T. Burns.

http://heyannette.com/blog/
  • Aug 17

    Books for Parent

    Books for Parent
    Here are the books about co-parenting I recommend most recently for people who want general information about co-parenting following divorce or separation of the parents: Parenting After Divorce: A Guide to Resolving Conflicts and Meeting…
  • Jul 16

    PC Training in Domestic Violence and Child Abuse

    PC Training in Domestic Violence and Child Abuse
    Arizona Revised Statutes 25-406C requires that any person who submits reports to a court must have completed minimum requirements in domestic violence and child abuse. 25-406C. The court shall require a court appointed attorney for a child, a…
  • May 21

    Courts and Technology: Constant Changes and Update

    Courts and Technology: Constant Changes and Update
    In a seminar I attended recently on technology issues and family law, a speaker correctly noted that the courts are always going to be 10-15 years behind the times as to how to handle  technology in the courtroom.    Back…
Rank this Week: 4350

Main Line Pennsylvania Family Law…

Main Line Pennsylvania Family Law Blog

By Bookspan Family Law Associates, LLC.

http://www.mainlinepafamilylawblog.com/
  • Aug 15

    Prepare for Divorce

    Prepare for Divorce
    Like anything else in life, things usually go better when we prepare for them. Not everyone can prepare for a divorce, sometimes it just comes at us when we least expect it. But if a divorce is something you are contemplating, taking the…
  • Mar 3

    Shared Custody Presents Special Issue

    Shared Custody Presents Special Issue
    Pennsylvania Court Rules that Schools Must Provide Transportation to Homes of Both Parents When separated or divorced parents enter into a child custody arrangement, numerous issues may be addressed. The terms of a particular…
  • Jan 23

    Pennsylvania's Child Custody Guideline

    Pennsylvania's Child Custody Guideline
    The Odds are Evened Between Parents The standard for determining child custody is what is in the best interests of the child. However, before Pennsylvania enacted a major change to its' custody statute, which can be found at 23 PA…
Rank this Week: 4277

Freed Marcroft Blog

Freed Marcroft Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, family, real estate, litigation, business and non-profit planning, and LGBT immigration law.

http://freedmarcroft.com/category/blog/
  • Aug 13

    Supplemental Needs Trusts for Special Family Member

    Supplemental Needs Trusts for Special Family Member
    One major concern for families who have a family member with special needs is what happens to that person when his or her primary caregiver or advocate, often a parent or family member, passes away or is unable to continue as the primary…
  • Jun 18

    Training, Tax Credits and Loans for Connecticut Small Businesse

    Training, Tax Credits and Loans for Connecticut Small Businesse
    The Connecticut Department of Labor has announced that it is holding three Step Up Employers Conferences, all free of charge, to provide information to Connecticut employers interested in learning more about subsidized training and…
  • May 14

    Removal Proceedings Can Be Reopened In Same-Sex Marriage Case

    Removal Proceedings Can Be Reopened In Same-Sex Marriage Case
    Immigrants with a removal order are now eligible for relief based on their same-sex marriage to a U.S. citizen. At the April 10, 2014 American Immigration Lawyer’s Association/Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) liaison meeting,…
Rank this Week: 4219

RandyWallace

RandyWallace

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

http://randywallace.wordpress.com/
  • 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…
  • Jun 16

    A few funnies from the #MSSen race

    A few funnies from the #MSSen race
    Thad Cochran grew up doing “all kind of indecent things with animals.”  What?  You can’t be serious.  Cochran’s attempt at a joke was weird even for political standards.  Lesson for future…
Rank this Week: 4197

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

    Later in Life Divorce & Finance

    Later in Life Divorce & Finance
    America’s divorce rate might be on the decline for most age groups, but amongst one group it’s hitting record highs. Who’s behind the spike? Baby boomers. The divorce rate for the over-50 crowd has more than tripled in the past 20…
  • Aug 10

    Til Death Do Us Part, Whether We Like It Or Not: Same Sex Divorce in Florida

    Til Death Do Us Part, Whether We Like It Or Not: Same Sex Divorce in Florida
    In March, a Tampa-area couple made headlines when they filed for a divorce. What made their divorce so special? Their gender. The couple, both women, had been married in Massachusetts years before. When they decided to end their union, they…
  • Aug 2

    You Keep the Car - I Want the Cat: Divorce in Florida

    You Keep the Car - I Want the Cat: Divorce in Florida
    Divorcing couples may expect a fight over who gets the car, the house, or custody of the kids–but do they expect a fight over Fido? With more and more Americans viewing their fluffy friends as family members, it should come as no…
Rank this Week: 4318

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

    DIVORCE - BE WARY OF FRIENDLY ADVICE

    DIVORCE - BE WARY OF FRIENDLY ADVICE
    There is one thing that is certain in every single divorce case: Unsolicited opinions and advice from others. Anyone who has gone through or is going through a divorce can most definitely say that they have received advice from friends,…
  • Jul 25

    Michele L. Jackson to Serve on Governor's Adoption Committee

    Michele L. Jackson to Serve on Governor's Adoption Committee
    Michele L. Jackson, founding partner of Harden Jackson, LLC, and Chair of the firm's Adoption and Reproductive Law Practice Group, was appointed to the Indiana Governor's Adoption Committee on July 21, 2014. Michele, who is also the CEO and…
  • Jun 26

    Biological Dads Denied Names on Birth Certificate

    Biological Dads Denied Names on Birth Certificate
    When a gay couple in Texas was denied the ability to place their names on their newborn children's birth certificates, the news story went viral. Jason Hanna and Joe Riggs, whose twin boys were born through a gestational surrogate, are each…
Rank this Week: 4427

Michael A. Meschino Blog

Michael A. Meschino Blog

Covers Illinois family law.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelaw.org/blog/
  • Jul 29

    Importance of Hiring a Divorce Lawyer

    Importance of Hiring a Divorce Lawyer
      Divorce is one of the most stressful situations that a person can experience. Moreover, for some people, divorce proceedings are the first real experience that they have with the court system. Accordingly, it is essential that you hire…
  • Jul 28

    When Divorce Involves Bankruptcy

    When Divorce Involves Bankruptcy
      Marriages can fall apart for a number of reasons, but in many cases marital discord is accompanied or exacerbated by financial difficulties. In some situations, a couple may be on the verge of bankruptcy – or may have already…
  • Jul 25

    Social Media Mistakes during Divorce

    Social Media Mistakes during Divorce
    Millions of people use social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, on a regular basis. In fact, sources estimate that Facebook has nearly 850 million monthly active users, with the average Facebook user having 130 friends. Each…
Rank this Week: 4413