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Brrown Law Blog

Brrown Law Blog

Covers criminal law, family law and religious freedom.

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

    Idaho Bans All Religious Texts from Charter School

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

    Cops Bill Woman for Unsuccessful Forced Cavity Search

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

    The Ten Commandments of Religious Discrimination

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

Our Family Wizard Blog

Focuses on ideas that could reduce conflict, improve communication, protect children and help move families forward.

http://www.ourfamilywizard.com/ofw/index.cfm/blog/
  • Jul 2

    Preparing for 4th of July Fun With Your Family

    Preparing for 4th of July Fun With Your Family
    Language English Preparing for 4th of July Fun With Your FamilyThu, 07/02/2015 - 16:01 The 4th of July is the ultimate American holiday that calls for fireworks, outdoor grilling and time spent with family and friends. Whether you're…
  • Jun 30

    Finding a Balance in Child-Centered Parenting

    Finding a Balance in Child-Centered Parenting
    Language English Finding a Balance in Child-Centered ParentingTue, 06/30/2015 - 17:25 To a parent, their child is the center of the universe. Parents factor their kids into almost every decision they make, big or small. It is important…
  • Jun 25

    The Effect of Divorce on Kid

    The Effect of Divorce on Kid
    Language English The Effect of Divorce on KidsThu, 06/25/2015 - 17:06 To kids, parents are their first role models. Young kids especially see their parents as strong, resilient beings, and they observe their parents' actions as lessons on…
Rank this Week: 4126

All Family Law Group, P.A.

All Family Law Group, P.A.

Covers divorce, family law and bankruptcy.

http://www.familymaritallaw.blogspot.com
  • May 24

    Can Trustees Go After Children’s College Tuition Payments?

    Can Trustees Go After Children’s College Tuition Payments?
    A recent trend in bankruptcy law is for trustees, the individuals responsible for collecting money for creditors, to go after tuition payments parents made to their children’s undergraduate institutions. As the trustees see it, the…
  • May 24

    Domestic Violence Injunction vs. No Contact Order

    Domestic Violence Injunction vs. No Contact Order
    Florida Governor Rick Scott recently signed into law Senate Bill 342, further clarifying the specifics of a “no contact order” and what types of communication it prohibits. No contact orders have long been used to protect victims…
  • Apr 27

    When Can I Stop Paying Child Support?

    When Can I Stop Paying Child Support?
    Most parents who divorce or separate realize that one of them will likely be ordered to pay some amount of child support so long as the child is a minor. This is true regardless of whether the residential parent and the child continue to…
Rank this Week: 4143

Baum Law Offices

Baum Law Offices

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

http://baumlawoffices.com/blog/
  • Apr 4

    Maryland Self Defense Law FAQ

    Maryland Self Defense Law FAQ
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - Law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland. This blog post is meant to shed some light on the Maryland self defense law. By self defense, I…
  • Nov 4

    Maryland Peace Order and Protective Order Defense

    Maryland Peace Order and Protective Order Defense
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - Law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland. As of October 1, 2014, it became much easier to get a final peace order or a final protective…
  • Nov 4

    Maryland Peace Order and Protective Order Defense

    Maryland Peace Order and Protective Order Defense
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - Law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland.As of October 1, 2014, it became much easier to get a final peace order or a final protective…
Rank this Week: 4151

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: 4171

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: 4181

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/
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • Jun 19

    Don’t Forget These Marital Assets in Your Divorce Settlement

    Don’t Forget These Marital Assets in Your Divorce Settlement
    Divorce marks the end of one chapter of your life and the beginning of another, and odds are, you’ll look back at this time and see it as a positive turning point in your life. However, before you achieve that perspective, there’s…
Rank this Week: 4207

Norwalk Divorce and Personal…

Norwalk Divorce and Personal Injury Blog

Covers Connecticut family law. By Chalumeau Law Group, LLC.

http://www.chalumeaulawgroup.com/blog/
  • Sep 18

    Three Signs Divorce Mediation Is Not For You

    Three Signs Divorce Mediation Is Not For You
    Divorce Mediation is not a one size fits all solution to every divorce. Litigants often approach mediation not as a true alternative to litigation, but a prerequisite to traditional litigation.
  • Sep 18

    Three Signs Divorce Mediation Is Not For You

    Three Signs Divorce Mediation Is Not For You
    Divorce Mediation is not a one size fits all solution to every divorce. Litigants often approach mediation not as a true alternative to litigation, but a prerequisite to traditional litigation.
  • May 9

    Connecticut Uncontested Divorce Documents Checklist

    Connecticut Uncontested Divorce Documents Checklist
      In Connecticut, once you and your spouse have reached an agreement that provides for the allocation of your assets, distribution of your debts, and for the custody and support of your child(ren), you may request that the court schedule an…
Rank this Week: 4202

Family Law Update

Family Law Update

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

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

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

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

    Guideline Child Support in California

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

    Evidence in a Divorce and/or Custody Hearing

    Evidence in a Divorce and/or Custody Hearing
    Many hearings in the family court involve supplying the court with evidence as to your claims. Only relevant and competent evidence can be received and considered by the court. Not every scrap of paper accumulated is going to be…
Rank this Week: 4211

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/
  • Mar 27

    Getting divorced? Don't forget to change your estate plan.

    Getting divorced? Don't forget to change your estate plan.
    If you are in the process of obtaining a divorce, you are probably focused on getting on with your life. However, you also need to spend some time thinking about the important documents governing your death.
  • Mar 13

    Unpaid child support? We can help

    Unpaid child support? We can help
    How much does it cost the average parent to rear three children from birth to age 18? Some sources say $1 million. However, Anne Dias Griffin, who had three children with hedge fund billionaire Kenneth Griffin, thinks the number lands closer…
  • Feb 6

    Divorce Debt Strategie

    Divorce Debt Strategie
    Family debt as a percentage of disposable income has increased from 70 percent in 1980 to over 110 percent by 2011. With the rising amount of debt in American families, the need to plan for the division of these debts has become a major focus…
Rank this Week: 4231

Main Line Pennsylvania Family Law…

Main Line Pennsylvania Family Law Blog

By Bookspan Family Law Associates, LLC.

http://www.mainlinepafamilylawblog.com/
  • May 18

    Retirement Savings and Divorce

    Retirement Savings and Divorce
    Or whose money is this anyway? Usually the two largest assets for most families are their retirement savings and their home. As more people opt to leave unhappy marriages later in life, understanding the ins and outs of retirement…
  • Jan 27

    Does Divorce Affect My Social Security ?

    Does Divorce Affect My Social Security ?
    Keep your eye on the full picture it is essential to know what financial resources will be yours after divorce. When calculating your full financial picture be sure to consider social security benefits--your own or those of your…
  • Jan 8

    Partial Physical Custody and Proactive Contact

    Partial Physical Custody and Proactive Contact
    Non-Custodial Parents Need to Stay in the Game Divorce is a challenging event in the life of a family. Children and parents see and experience divorce differently. While parents are coping with the emotional, psychological and…
Rank this Week: 4256

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: 4262

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: 4260

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

Covers Florida real estate law, foreclosure defense, bankruptcy, estate planning and family law.

http://www.thorpelawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jun 29

    The Fine Line Between Success and Bankruptcy

    The Fine Line Between Success and Bankruptcy
    The beginning of any new startup company is an optimistic time. After the fundraising, vision-creating, and product building, any founder or team member would hope that things would go smoothly from then on. However this is not always the…
  • Jun 15

    Supreme Court Ruling – The Decision-Making Power of Bankruptcy Judge

    Supreme Court Ruling – The Decision-Making Power of Bankruptcy Judge
    In May of 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that bankruptcy judges have the power of final judgments in certain legal disputes that arise from bankruptcy proceedings. This will boost the power of the Bankruptcy Court system. A Question of…
  • May 19

    Too Poor To File For Bankruptcy?

    Too Poor To File For Bankruptcy?
    In the past, people who were struggling financially had the option of filing for bankruptcy under Chapter 7. While this option still exists, the increased costs of filing for bankruptcy has effectively removed this option from truly poor…
Rank this Week: 4270

Gufford & Brandt Blog

Gufford & Brandt Blog

Covers family law and criminal law.

http://guffordandbrandt.wordpress.com/
  • Sep 29

    Father’s Rights- What Rights do Father’s Have With Respect to Children

    Father’s Rights- What Rights do Father’s Have With Respect to Children
    Firstly,  the purpose of this blog post is not to say that I have any favoritism towards  Fathers over Mothers when it comes to whom I represent. I represent both fathers and mothers with equal vigor. So, this post should be equally…
  • Jul 29

    What is a Durable Power of Attorney in Florida and Why Should I have One

    What is a Durable Power of Attorney in Florida and Why Should I have One
    Durable Power of Attorney Q: What is a Durable Power of Attorney for Property? A Durable Power of Attorney for Property (DPA) is a document that allows you (the principal) to give authority to another person…
  • Jul 28

    Will the Police or Law Enforcement Help you Get your Child Back

    Will the Police or Law Enforcement Help you Get your Child Back
    QUESTION: My ex is keeping my son from me. she leaves him with her friends while at work.if i have a police escort can i get child back?My ex is keeping my son from me. she leaves him with her friends while at work. if i have a police…
Rank this Week: 4281

Shaw Law

Shaw Law

Covers Michigan divorce law.

http://eshawlaw.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Oct 17

    Short Sales and Foreclosures in Divorce

    Short Sales and Foreclosures in Divorce
    When people get divorced, they often sell the marital residence. In 2010, divorced couples are learning there is less equity in their homes and the ability to sell a non-foreclosed or short-saled property is impacted by these market…
Rank this Week: 4294

Synorlaw

Synorlaw

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

http://www.synorlaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 17

    U.S. Supreme Court to Rule on Same-Sex Marriage

    U.S. Supreme Court to Rule on Same-Sex Marriage
    A decision from the U.S. Supreme Court on same-sex marriage is expected later this month. Judges are eagerly awaiting the ruling that could determine whether gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry or whether state bans against…
  • Apr 24

    Where to start when a loved one die

    Where to start when a loved one die
    Clients often ask me what to do first when a loved one dies. The client is overwhelmed and needs a clear plan of what to do next. Here is a quick checklist to follow to help you in a time … Continue reading →
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4298

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/
  • Mar 7

    New Maintence Statute in Illinoi

    New Maintence Statute in Illinoi
    As of January 1, 2015, Illinois has a completely new statute dealing with maintenance (formerly known as alimony and sometimes called spousal support). Never before have we had a statutory formula for how to calculate maintenance. The…
  • Nov 8

    Collaborative Divorce vs. Mediation

    Collaborative Divorce vs. Mediation
    Both mediation and collaborative divorce help couples sort through a variety of issues, including child custody, the division of property and debt, retirement benefits, child support and other matters in a way that’s designed to keep…
  • Apr 29

    Divorce Can Be a Trying Experience, Let Us Help

    Divorce Can Be a Trying Experience, Let Us Help
    Video of 3cxEcHhf0yI At the Law Offices of Patrick Markey, P.C., we strive to help our clients successfully navigate all facets of the legal separation and divorce process in Illinois, including property division and maintenance payments.…
Rank this Week: 4313

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/
  • 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…
  • Apr 12

    Why the Custody “Label” Matter

    Why the Custody “Label” Matter
    Before closing down the custody litigation side of my practice, I had opportunities on several occasions to hear judges attempt to explain why it is necessary, after a divorce, for one parent to be designated the “custodian” while…
  • Apr 4

    Presumptive joint custody

    Presumptive joint custody
    “Presumptive joint custody” refers to the idea that parents should share custody of their children unless some good reason is shown to exist, in a particular case, for only one parent to have custody. In popular usage,…
Rank this Week: 4337

Central Florida Family and…

Central Florida Family and Criminal Defense Lawyers

Covers family law issues. By the Law Office of Frank P. Remsen, P.A.

http://remsenlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    Relocation with Children

    Relocation with Children
    When a court enters an order establishing parental rights and/or time-sharing that court retains jurisdiction until all children subject to the order reach the age of majority (18 years) or until the order is domesticated in or transferred…
  • Jun 14

    Parenting Plan Basic

    Parenting Plan Basic
    In divorces involving minor children and in paternity actions where the minor children’s parents never married, parenting plans are used to detail the rights of each parent regarding their minor children by establishing co-parenting rules…
  • Apr 27

    Do I Really Need an Attorney for my Family Law Case?

    Do I Really Need an Attorney for my Family Law Case?
    Do you need an attorney for your family law case?
Rank this Week: 4342

Patricia Van Haren, Attorney At…

Patricia Van Haren, Attorney At Law

Addresses many questions and issues that people may encounter while going through their family law case.

http://pcvlawblog.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 24

    Whose Time Is It Anyway?

    Whose Time Is It Anyway?
    No one likes spending their weekends filled with AYSO [All Your Saturdays Occupied – as I used to call it when my kids were young], dance classes, birthday parties, and running around like a chauffer, but for most of us, this is how we…
  • Feb 24

    Whose Time Is It Anyway?

    Whose Time Is It Anyway?
    No one likes spending their weekends filled with AYSO [All Your Saturdays Occupied – as I used to call it when my kids were young], dance classes, birthday parties, and running around like a chauffer, but for most of us, this is how we…
  • Oct 17

    What Makes a Parent? More on Paternity and Parental Right

    What Makes a Parent? More on Paternity and Parental Right
    Once upon a time life was simple, people got married, had children and raised the children together until the kids went away to school.  Now the average American family looks much different. There are families which have one parent (either a…
Rank this Week: 4358

Family Law Chicago

Family Law Chicago

Covers Illinois divorce and family law. By George Pecherek.

http://familylawchicago.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 10

    Judge Orders Divorcing Couple To Swap Facebook And Dating Site Password

    Judge Orders Divorcing Couple To Swap Facebook And Dating Site Password
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2011/11/07/judge-orders-divorcing-couple-to-swap-facebook-and-dating-site-passwords/
  • Oct 20

    New Real Estate Transfer Law

    New Real Estate Transfer Law
    There is a new law which allows you to transfer residential real estate upon death without probate.  It’s called the Illinois Residential Real Property Transfer on Death Instrument Act (“Act”).  The instrument is called a Transfer on…
  • Jul 19

    Free Consultation

    Free Consultation
    Come in now for a free consultation.George Pecherek & Associates, P.C.
Rank this Week: 4360

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

Covers family law in South Carolina.

http://www.scfamilylaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 3

    The Impact of Social Media on Divorce & Child Custody Case

    The Impact of Social Media on Divorce & Child Custody Case
    Several weeks ago, the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers released the results of its recent survey of its Fellows, which includes The Stevens Firm’s Senior Partner, Ben Stevens, about the impact of social media…
  • Jul 2

    South Carolina Family Law Decisions from ABA Family Law Quarterly

    South Carolina Family Law Decisions from ABA Family Law Quarterly
    The Winter 2015 edition of the Family Law Quarterly (published by the ABA Section of Family Law) provided the annual “Family Law in the Fifty States,” a review of the state of family Law from across the United States in the…
  • Jul 1

    Legal Benefits of Marriage Now Available to Same-Sex Couple

    Legal Benefits of Marriage Now Available to Same-Sex Couple
    When people think about marriage, what first comes to minds is often thoughts of weddings, romance, and the like. However, it is important to remember that marriage is a legal relationship that conveys many important rights to spouses.…
Rank this Week: 4377

texasfamilylaw blog

texasfamilylaw blog

Covers Texas family law litigation. By Eric S. LaFleur.

http://texasfamilylaw.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 26

    Alimony in Other States, and Maintenance in Texa

    Alimony in Other States, and Maintenance in Texa
    Here’s an interesting article that appeared on bloomberg.com today about some other States’ laws which allow for lifetime alimony obligations in amounts far beyond what the obligee can pay:…
  • Aug 26

    Alimony in Other States, and Maintenance in Texa

    Alimony in Other States, and Maintenance in Texa
    Here’s an interesting article that appeared on bloomberg.com today about some other States’ laws which allow for lifetime alimony obligations in amounts far beyond what the obligee can pay:…
  • Jul 24

    Lagerfeld: “I want to marry my cat.”

    Lagerfeld: “I want to marry my cat.”
    Lagerfeld: “I want to marry my cat.” Ummmm…..okay?
Rank this Week: 4423

Long Island Family Law and…

Long Island Family Law and Mediation Blog

Covers family law and mediation. By Law Office Of Darren M. Shapiro.

http://www.longislandfamilylawandmediation.com/
  • Jun 27

    Orders of Protection in Family Court v. Criminal Court

    Orders of Protection in Family Court v. Criminal Court
    The Difference between Family Court and Criminal Court Orders of Protection in New York An order of protection is an official document issued by the court with the intention to limit the behavior of someone who has been alleged to harm or…
  • Jun 19

    What Does Best Interests of the Child Mean in Child Custody Cases?

    What Does Best Interests of the Child Mean in Child Custody Cases?
    Best Interest Standard In many legal matters, the focus of a court is often into the past of the parties involved in an attempt to resolve the issues. On the other hand, in a custody case, the court attempts to perceive the future and predict…
  • Jun 12

    Court Discretion in Support, Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody … Part 2

    Court Discretion in Support, Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody … Part 2
    In a previous blog post, we touched upon issues of discretion of judges and other triers of fact (referees, judicial hearing officer and support magistrates), and the ways in which parties in a legal proceeding, and their attorneys may have…
Rank this Week: 4428

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/
  • Jul 2

    Independence Day and Marriage Equality

    Independence Day and Marriage Equality
    One hundred and fifty two years ago, over the course of July 1-3rd 1863, the armies of the Union and Confederacy met in the sleepy town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and engaged in the largest military battle ever fought on the United States…
  • Jun 26

    Same Sex Marriage Approved by the United States Supreme Court in Landmark Decision

    Same Sex Marriage Approved by the United States Supreme Court in Landmark Decision
    In a landmark decision issued today in the matter of Obergefell v. Hodges, Director, Ohio Department of Health, et. al., the United States Supreme Court ruled, in a 5-4 decision, that states must (a) no longer prohibit same-sex…
  • Jun 26

    Use of Social Media in Court: An Ethical and Jurisdictional Dilemma

    Use of Social Media in Court: An Ethical and Jurisdictional Dilemma
    Approximately one year ago, my colleague wrote a blog post raising awareness and spreading concern about how the communications and content found on one’s social media could potentially be used against them in a variety of ways in…
Rank this Week: 4451

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/
  • Apr 27

    News Round-up April 27th, 2015

    News Round-up April 27th, 2015
    Reintroduction of the Pets and Women Safety Act: Congress is joining states such as New York, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin in protecting the pets of domestic violence victims. The bill, commonly known as The Pets and Women Protection Act…
  • Apr 15

    News Round-up April15th, 2015

    News Round-up April15th, 2015
    New Rules in New York City Day-cares: The Board of Health for the City of New York has issued stricter rules on the amount of juice children can drink at licensed daycare facilities. For children over two years old, juice will be limited to 4…
  • Mar 20

    News Round-up March 20th, 2015

    News Round-up March 20th, 2015
    Mayor Proposes Changes at Rikers Island: Mayor de Blasio has introduced proposals to help reduce violence and eliminate smuggling at Rikers Island. Some of the proposals include: improving the security cameras, a computerized screening…
Rank this Week: 4445

Miami Family Lawyer Blog

Miami Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.miamifamilylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4453

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Jul 2

    Family law for same-sex marriage

    Family law for same-sex marriage
    Two issues have pervaded the internet over the last week or so: gay marriage and the Confederate flag. This blog’s about legal stuff; if I am the one doing the writing, it’s about family-law stuff. Because I am not aware of any…
  • May 18

    What is an Arkansas Probate?

    What is an Arkansas Probate?
    The word “probate” comes from the Latin verb probare, which means “to try, test, prove, or examine.” (H/T to Wikipedia.) This is important for two reasons. First, it illustrates that probate, much like Latin, is…
  • Apr 3

    Putting a face to the “plain language” debate

    Putting a face to the “plain language” debate
    Lawyers should be servants. This is never easy. In fact, it’s usually pretty hard. The billed hour and the adversarial system and the looming cloud of malpractice does not naturally encourage us to be “others-centered.” We…
Rank this Week: 4460

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
  • Jul 1

    Personal Injury Attorneys in Northern Kentucky

    Personal Injury Attorneys in Northern Kentucky
    The 4th of July weekend is the number one weekend for auto accidents of all year.   The summer weather with extra daylight hours fools us into staying longer, and enjoying a few extra drinks. The fact that most of the cookouts and…
  • Jun 23

    Community Advocate Attorney

    Community Advocate Attorney
    It is summer, and around Northern Kentucky, that means many of the local churches and private schools will be having fundraisers. These fundraisers usually take the form of festivals. The festivals offer food, fun, and community. However,…
  • Jun 17

    Business Startup Attorneys in Ft. Thoma

    Business Startup Attorneys in Ft. Thoma
    You are talented, you are ambitious, and you have a ton of energy. These are all great since you want to start your own business. The advice sites on the web give all sorts of information on what to do and occasionally they suggest how you…
Rank this Week: 4467

PA Family Law Blog

PA Family Law Blog

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

http://www.jbmartinlaw.com/blogs/family-law/
Rank this Week: 4456

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/
  • Jun 26

    Same Sex Marriage and Divorce Making News Around the Country

    Same Sex Marriage and Divorce Making News Around the Country
    As the nation awaits the United States Supreme Court’s imminent and historic decision on same sex marriage, other courts in the country are addressing issues of particular importance to same sex couples:  can they get divorced?…
  • Jun 16

    Maryland Court Reviews Juvenile Court Custody-Related Order

    Maryland Court Reviews Juvenile Court Custody-Related Order
    When parents separate or decide to divorce, they must be prepared to address and hopefully resolve many important issues, such as child custody and visitation. In an ideal situation, both parents will agree on an arrangement that suits…
  • May 29

    Maryland Family Law Governs the Enforcement of Child Custody Order

    Maryland Family Law Governs the Enforcement of Child Custody Order
    When a couple decides to file for divorce, there are many difficult issues to address and hopefully reconcile in a mutually agreeable manner.  Of the challenging topics to resolve, child custody is often considered the most emotionally…
Rank this Week: 4477

AmeriTrust Law Group LLC Legal…

AmeriTrust Law Group LLC Legal Blog

Covers bankruptcy, foreclosure, civil litigation, personal injury, and immigration news.

http://www.ameritrustlawgroup.com/legal-blog/
  • May 26

    Former NFL Players Sue NFL for Over-Prescribing Painkiller

    Former NFL Players Sue NFL for Over-Prescribing Painkiller
    The NFL is facing a lawsuit from former NFL players who claim all 32 teams illegally obtained painkillers and pushed them to players to keep them playing through injuries. The lawsuit claims the painkillers were prescribed without any regard…
  • May 18

    Turner Grain Bankruptcy Moves into Chapter 7 Liquidation

    Turner Grain Bankruptcy Moves into Chapter 7 Liquidation
    The contentious bankruptcy of Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley took an important turn on Thursday May 14, 2015 when a federal bankruptcy judge agreed to convert the company’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy into Chapter 7 liquidation.…
  • May 12

    American Eagle Energy Filed Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    American Eagle Energy Filed Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
    American Eagle Energy filed chapter 11 bankruptcy after falling crude oil prices hurt the Colorado-based company. American Eagle Energy purchases and develops oil across oil fields in Montana and North Dakota. The company missed an interest…
Rank this Week: 4491

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By John S. Yohanan.

http://www.bayareadivorceattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4508

Between the Sheets: Adultery in…

Between the Sheets: Adultery in Divorce Cases in Virginia

Explores the legal effects of adultery on family law matters in Virginia and across the United States. By James H. Wilson, Jr.

http://jameshwilsonjr.com/
Rank this Week: 4496

Family-In-Law

Family-In-Law

Family law trends in Minnesota and across the country. By Michael Boulette.

http://family-in-law.com/
  • Jun 23

    Minnesota Judge to Parents: Think Twice Before Staying Home

    Minnesota Judge to Parents: Think Twice Before Staying Home
    In re the Marriage of Curtis v. Curtis, looked to be a pretty dry decision on what–to most non-lawyers–would be an esoteric legal issue: Can a ... The post Minnesota Judge to Parents: Think Twice Before Staying Home appeared…
  • Jun 12

    Minnesota Moves to Rightsize Child Support Obligations: Bigger Changes to Come

    Minnesota Moves to Rightsize Child Support Obligations: Bigger Changes to Come
    2015 saw some ambitious reforms proposed for Minnesota’s child support statutes. So ambitious in fact that the biggest didn’t make it into law, as legislators settled instead ... The post Minnesota Moves to Rightsize…
  • May 29

    Minnesota Enacts Uniform Deployed Parents Custody Act: Now What Does It Mean?

    Minnesota Enacts Uniform Deployed Parents Custody Act: Now What Does It Mean?
    On May 14, 2015, Governor Dayton signed SF No. 1911 (now Minnesota Session Laws chapter 30) followed just over a week later by SF No. ... The post Minnesota Enacts Uniform Deployed Parents Custody Act: Now What Does It Mean? appeared first on…
Rank this Week: 4524

Jackson White Family Law Blog

Jackson White Family Law Blog

Covers the workings of family law, including recent legal changes, hot topics and pressing issues in this legal industry.

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/arizona-family-law/blog/
  • Feb 26

    Bright Future Ahead for Couples Struggling to Have Children

    Bright Future Ahead for Couples Struggling to Have Children
    Cambridge University in England has been conducting research studies that offer hope to same-sex couples and couples struggling to conceive. They have taken steps towards creating artificial sperm and eggs. The study includes taking skin…
  • Oct 23

    Judge Tells Bethenny to Stop Wearing Children’s Pajama

    Judge Tells Bethenny to Stop Wearing Children’s Pajama
    The former “Real Housewives” star and husband Jason Hoppy are in the process of divorce. It seems the judge is not a fan of Bethenny Frankel or her Instagram. In fact the Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Ellen Gesmer told the star…
  • Oct 23

    Judge Tells Bethenny to Stop Wearing Children’s Pajama

    Judge Tells Bethenny to Stop Wearing Children’s Pajama
    The former “Real Housewives” star and husband Jason Hoppy are in the process of divorce. It seems the judge is not a fan of Bethenny Frankel or her Instagram. In fact the Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Ellen Gesmer told the star…
Rank this Week: 4522

Family Law Matters Blog

Family Law Matters Blog

Covers New York family law. By Deborah Hope Wayne.

http://www.familylawmatters-blog.com/
  • Jun 8

    Gett: The Trial of Viviane Ansalem – A Mediator’s Take on this Courtroom Drama

    Gett: The Trial of Viviane Ansalem – A Mediator’s Take on this Courtroom Drama
    The plot of this very engrossing courtroom drama revolves around an Israeli woman’s desire for a divorce and her husband’s refusal to agree.  Viviane, the wife, needs a gett, which is a divorce document that is only…
  • May 30

    Collaborative Law: A Foundation

    Collaborative Law: A Foundation
    I have been fortunate to work on a variety of matters in my career, but I focus my practice on Collaborative Law and Mediation. I find myself mentioning collaborative law in other blogs I post, and while I give quick definitions here and…
  • May 5

    Parenting Plans 101: The Basic

    Parenting Plans 101: The Basic
    I have written in the past about co-parenting and why it is important to have a unified front when raising children. While there are many different ways that parents can develop a united front, there are certain things that can be helpful to…
Rank this Week: 4534

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: 4549

Michael A. Meschino Blog

Michael A. Meschino Blog

Covers Illinois family law.

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

    When you ask for sole custody in an Illinois divorce

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

    Who should pay for day-care expenses?

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

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

    A verbal agreement with a soon-to-be ex isn’t worth the paper it’s written on
    Going through a divorce in Illinois can be expensive and stressful. This may lead some couples to decide that they would rather attempt to simplify the process by making verbal agreements in order to avoid courtroom battles. A divorce lawyer…
Rank this Week: 4578

RandyWallace

RandyWallace

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

http://randywallace.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 22

    Writ denied in alienation of affection case involving golfer John Daly

    Writ denied in alienation of affection case involving golfer John Daly
    The United States Supreme Court refused to take up the alienation of affection case involving John Daly’s ex-wife and his alleged mistress.  The docket reflects that the petition for a writ of certiorari was denied today.…
  • Jun 12

    Funny quotes this Week

    Funny quotes this Week
    I don’t usually pay attention to my husband much of the time. Juror number 872 in the Aurora Theater trial explaining why she didn’t inform the trial judge about a tweet concerning the case she read from her husband.  Full…
  • Jun 11

    Trifecta of email scams sent to me today

    Trifecta of email scams sent to me today
    Hello, FedEx wishes you to confirm Package of $750,000.00 (Seven Hundred and Fifty Usd) from the CNN TV Online Lottery as registered with us in your name, for shipping to your residence. Do respond to dispatch with a confirmation of your…
Rank this Week: 4588

Harris Firm Blog

Harris Firm Blog

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

http://www.theharrisfirmllc.com/harrisfirmblog/
  • Mar 29

    Answer in Divorce

    Answer in Divorce
    What is the Answer in a Divorce? A divorce is a civil lawsuit filed by one spouse against the other, with the filing spouse requesting certain things from the court. The spouse that files the divorce is called the Plaintiff, and they initiate…
  • Mar 8

    Paternity in Divorce

    Paternity in Divorce
    Paternity in Divorce Sometimes a couple may become separated for years and not file for divorce, existing in separate households, even forming new relationships. If a child is born during such a separation, it is still considered a child of…
  • Feb 26

    Rule Nisi Petition

    Rule Nisi Petition
    Contempt and Rule Nisi Petitions If you and your spouse did not reach an agreement in your divorce, and a judge decided your contested issues for you at trial, then the divorce decree should state the judge’s decision concerning such…
Rank this Week: 4597

Chicago Divorce & Family Law…

Chicago Divorce & Family Law Attorneys

By Anderson & Associates, P.C.

http://www.andersondivorcelawchicago.com/chicagodivorceattorney/
  • Apr 30

    Senate Bill 57, Illinois’ “Modern Family” Bill

    Senate Bill 57, Illinois’ “Modern Family” Bill
    Currently, all issues related to marriage and divorce, including child custody, child support, and the division of a couple’s property are addressed by the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. This Act, though…
  • Apr 28

    Orders of Protection: An Abused Area of the Law?

    Orders of Protection: An Abused Area of the Law?
    When an individual faces domestic violence from his or her intimate partner or another member of the household, he or she has the right to petition for an order of protection. An order of protection, sometimes also known as a restraining…
  • Apr 24

    Prenuptial Agreements for Second and Third Marriage

    Prenuptial Agreements for Second and Third Marriage
    Whether you are entering your first marriage or your fifth, it is important to protect your assets by signing a prenuptial agreement. A prenuptial agreement is a legal document that details your plans for your assets and support in the event…
Rank this Week: 4618

Williams Law Group Blog

Williams Law Group Blog

Covers New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency issues.

http://newjerseydyfsdefense.com/blog
Rank this Week: 4630

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/
  • Jun 28

    Easy Guide to the U.S. Flag Code

    Easy Guide to the U.S. Flag Code
    Most of us learned growing up that during the Pledge of Allegiance we’re supposed to stand at attention facing the American flag with our right hands over our hearts. Persons in official uniform render military salutes. Hats should be…
  • Jun 22

    Second Community Association Bill Signed into Law

    Second Community Association Bill Signed into Law
    House Bill 511 “Credit Unions/Statutory changes” (with a full title of “An Act to Make Various Statutory Changes Related to Credit Unions”) was ratified by the North Carolina General Assembly on June 10, 2015, and…
  • Jun 4

    First NC Community Association Bill Signed into Law

    First NC Community Association Bill Signed into Law
    House Bill 513 “Real Property/Technical Corrections” (with a long title of “An Act to Make Technical Corrections and Other Conforming Changes to the General Statutes Concerning Real Property”) was ratified by the North…
Rank this Week: 4636