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Main Line Pennsylvania Family Law…

Main Line Pennsylvania Family Law Blog

By Bookspan Family Law Associates, LLC.

http://www.mainlinepafamilylawblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Jan 22

    PA Child Custody 101

    PA Child Custody 101
    Understanding the ins and outs of child custody can be overwhelming to one who never had to think about the concept before. Most of us think of our children as "our own," and that is it. But if separation and divorce become part of a…
Rank this Week: 4035

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: 4944

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…
  • 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…
  • Sep 26

    My Business is None of Your Business! The Truth about Businesses and Marriage

    My Business is None of Your Business! The Truth about Businesses and Marriage
    Many of my clients come to me and they want to know what is going to happen to their business when they get divorced.   There are many ways that the court will resolve how to deal with a business depending on (1) the time that the business…
Rank this Week: 4744

Divorce Field

Divorce Field

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

http://divorcefield.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 23

    From Whom Are You Taking Legal Advice?

    From Whom Are You Taking Legal Advice?
    Probably the most common thing I hear as a family law attorney is "My brother's cousin's best friend's nephew told me I can get [x] in my case."   X, of course, being whatever the person talking to me really wants to happen in the…
  • Feb 14

    Relaunch - Refocu

    Relaunch - Refocu
    When I started this blog, the idea was to use sports to explain family law.   I quickly found out that the most common problem athletes run into is not paying child support (hey they are just regular folks after all).   There were…
  • Aug 22

    Must Be Nice

    Must Be Nice
    Tim Duncan recently finalized his divorce in a private hearing held at his attorney's office.  Yes, the judge left the courthouse -- on his lunch hour -- to grant Duncan his divorce in private.   His ex-wife's attorney was there so…
Rank this Week: 4858

Alabama Law Blog of William…

Alabama Law Blog of William Pfeifer

Covers Alabama law.

http://williampfeifer.com/blog
  • Feb 21

    Lawyer Gifts – Recommended Books for New Lawyers or Law Student

    Lawyer Gifts – Recommended Books for New Lawyers or Law Student
    I am sometimes asked by new lawyers or law students if there are any books I would recommend that they read as part of developing their career in the legal profession. The specific books I recommend may vary according to the particular…
  • Feb 20

    Avvo and Alabama Law – Useful but Beware of Bad Legal Advice on Avvo

    Avvo and Alabama Law – Useful but Beware of Bad Legal Advice on Avvo
    Avvo.com is a useful website where you can learn about attorneys, post questions, and get free legal advice on a variety of topics on Alabama law. I have written several articles about Avvo in the past when I wrote for About.com, and overall…
  • Jan 27

    Etowah County Criminal Defense – Electronic Filing Returns for Criminal Case

    Etowah County Criminal Defense – Electronic Filing Returns for Criminal Case
    Etowah County Presiding Circuit Judge Wm. Allen Millican issued an order earlier this month permitting attorneys to use electronic filing for motions, documents, and orders in criminal cases. While most courts in the State of Alabama have…
Rank this Week: 4854

Law Blog of William L. Pfeifer,…

Law Blog of William L. Pfeifer, Jr.

Covers Alabama family and criminal law topics.

http://williampfeifer.com
  • Feb 21

    Lawyer Gifts – Recommended Books for New Lawyers or Law Student

    Lawyer Gifts – Recommended Books for New Lawyers or Law Student
    I am sometimes asked by new lawyers or law students if there are any books I would recommend that they read as part of developing their career in the legal profession. The specific books I recommend may vary according to the particular…
  • Feb 20

    Avvo and Alabama Law – Useful but Beware of Bad Legal Advice on Avvo

    Avvo and Alabama Law – Useful but Beware of Bad Legal Advice on Avvo
    Avvo.com is a useful website where you can learn about attorneys, post questions, and get free legal advice on a variety of topics on Alabama law. I have written several articles about Avvo in the past when I wrote for About.com, and overall…
  • Jan 27

    Etowah County Criminal Defense – Electronic Filing Returns for Criminal Case

    Etowah County Criminal Defense – Electronic Filing Returns for Criminal Case
    Etowah County Presiding Circuit Judge Wm. Allen Millican issued an order earlier this month permitting attorneys to use electronic filing for motions, documents, and orders in criminal cases. While most courts in the State of Alabama have…
Rank this Week: 4579

Massachusetts Divorce Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law and divorce. By Gabriel Cheong.

http://gabrielcheonglaw.com
  • Feb 17

    This Blog Has Moved

    This Blog Has Moved
    I’ve been posting on this blog since 2007 when I first started and I’m very proud of it. Because I want to consolidate my websites, this blog and all its posts have been moved to my main website.  For future updates to this…
  • Oct 30

    How can I modify my child custody or parenting/visitation plan?

    How can I modify my child custody or parenting/visitation plan?
    In order to modify a current order of custody or a parenting plan that’s in place, you have to start a separate action with the Probate and Family Court called a Complaint for Modification.  Before considering filing such an…
  • Oct 12

    Why should you have an attorney from the start?

    Why should you have an attorney from the start?
    I get a lot of calls from people who want to hire us after they have already filed a case themselves.  In many of these cases, they’ve already tried to navigate the court system for a while and they’re now contacting an…
Rank this Week: 4002

Tennessee Collaborative Divorce…

Tennessee Collaborative Divorce Blog

Covers family law. By Papa & Roberts, PLLC.

http://www.tennesseecollaborativedivorceblog.com/
  • Feb 17

    Attorney withdrawal provision in Collaborative Divorce Agreement

    Attorney withdrawal provision in Collaborative Divorce Agreement
    There are a number of things that set Collaborative Divorce apart from other ways of resolving family disputes, but perhaps most unique (and central) to Collaborative Divorce, is the provision in all Collaborative Divorce Participation…
  • Jan 7

    The Role of the Collaborative Divorce Coach

    The Role of the Collaborative Divorce Coach
    There are typically three types of professionals (or “consultants”) who work with parties who choose to divorce using the collaborative divorce process: attorneys, financial neutrals, and mental health professionals (typically…
  • Dec 17

    Holiday Scheduling in Collaborative Divorce

    Holiday Scheduling in Collaborative Divorce
    Holidays and holiday schedules are hectic for most everyone, but they can be particularly difficult to navigate for divorced parents and their children.  Too often, much of the negotiation around Parenting Plans has the parties using…
Rank this Week: 4084

Uncontested Divorce in Illinois

Uncontested Divorce in Illinois

By David Wolkowitz.

http://uncontesteddivorceinillinois.com/
  • Feb 17

    5 Tips: Quick Divorce in Illinoi

    5 Tips: Quick Divorce in Illinoi
    “How do I get a quick divorce in Illinois?” As an uncontested divorce lawyer in Illinois, that’s one of the most common questions I get. It doesn’t matter if the person is from Chicago, or the Illinois counties of…
  • Feb 15

    How long does it take to get divorced in Illinois?

    How long does it take to get divorced in Illinois?
    If there’s one question I get more than most others, it’s “How long does it take to get divorced in Illinois?” What’s the quickest way I could get divorced? This site is clearly about uncontested divorce in…
  • Feb 9

    Divorce: Quick and Affordable

    Divorce: Quick and Affordable
    Getting an uncontested divorce can be quick and affordable. And you can use a lawyer. Let me elaborate. Quick Uncontested divorce is quick because it is by agreement. Fighting in court can take a long time. For example, even the most simple…
Rank this Week: 3985

King Law Offices Blog

King Law Offices Blog

Discusses traffic matters, family law, criminal law, wills and estate planning and personal injury law as it relates to North Carolina and South Carolina.

http://kinglawoffices.com/blog/
  • Feb 14

    Unavoidable Accident

    Unavoidable Accident
    The law of negligence makes a defendant not liable for unavoidable or inevitable accident even when he/she has used less than due care.  An unavoidable accident is an incident that was not intended and which, under all the circumstances,…
  • Feb 1

    Gaining Custody From Biological Parents Who Don’t Want to Relinquish Their Parental Right

    Gaining Custody From Biological Parents Who Don’t Want to Relinquish Their Parental Right
    When “fit” biological parents do not want to relinquish their parental rights, it may be almost impossible to force them to.  “Under our statute G.S. 48-7, except as provided in G.S. 48-5 and G.S. 48-6, before a child…
  • Jan 31

    Employees’ Traveling and Workers’ Compensation

    Employees’ Traveling and Workers’ Compensation
    If an injury is an accident that arises out of and in the course of employment, it is compensable under the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act. The worker/claimant has the burden of proving the requirements. The injuries suffered…
Rank this Week: 3819

Family Law Insights

Family Law Insights

Covers divorce and family law in Georgia. By Kitchens New Cleghorn, LLC.

http://www.knclawfirm.com/category/blog/family-law/
  • Feb 6

    The Rewards of Practicing Family Law in Atlanta

    The Rewards of Practicing Family Law in Atlanta
    by: Jeff Cleghorn One of the most rewarding benefits of practicing family law is helping clients through some of their most difficult times.  Family law, which can encompass divorce, child…The post The Rewards of Practicing Family…
  • Sep 16

    Atlanta Child Custody Lawyer

    Atlanta Child Custody Lawyer
    Experienced Child Custody Attorney Atlanta, GA If you’re searching for a child custody attorney in Atlanta, you’ve come to the right place. Indeed, after decades of practicing Georgia divorce and …The post Atlanta…
  • Sep 16

    Atlanta Contested Divorce Litigation Attorney

    Atlanta Contested Divorce Litigation Attorney
    Atlanta Divorce Litigation Attorneys Divorces are sensitive matters. Division of assets and alimony – these things can become a real stressor and make a real and lasting impact on your…The post Atlanta Contested Divorce…
Rank this Week: 3953

bloody relations

bloody relations

Covers UK family law.

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

    A Philosophy of Family Law Part V

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

    A Philosophy of Family Law Part IV

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

    A Philosophy of Family Law Part III

    A Philosophy of Family Law Part III
    First listen to yourself as you have conversations with your friends and work colleagues about life in generally and particularly listen for the times when you use the words always or never or similarly general words. Or when you start…
Rank this Week: 4670

New York Divorce Lawyer Blog

New York Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers New York divorce and family law issues. By David Centeno.

https://nyuncontesteddivorceattorney.com/blog/
  • Jan 31

    NY Same Sex Marriage – A Divorce Booby Trap for Out-of-State Resident

    NY Same Sex Marriage – A Divorce Booby Trap for Out-of-State Resident
    I get calls on a daily basis from people across the United States who all made the same mistake.  They came from their home states to New York to marry their same sex partner, but now when their marriage is not working out they’re…
  • Sep 5

    Attorney David Centeno Selected to be Huffington Post Contributor

    Attorney David Centeno Selected to be Huffington Post Contributor
    I am proud to announce that I have been selected to write for the Huffington Post as an expert on New York divorce and family law issues.  It is a true honor to have been selected, as I have always admired HuffPost. You can find my first…
  • May 6

    A New Era?

    A New Era?
    Could this be the dawn of the new civil divorce? Last Friday Gov. Jay Inslee signed the Uniform Collaborative Law Act which allows couples to agree on the terms of their divorce without going to court at all. This act can save many couples…
Rank this Week: 4012

James M. Burns Blog

James M. Burns Blog

Covers criminal defense and family law in Florida.

http://pensacoladefenselawyer.com/blog
  • Jan 31

    Doctor Accused of Sex Crime: Does He Have a Chance?

    Doctor Accused of Sex Crime: Does He Have a Chance?
    By Evan-Amos (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons As a doctor, you have a responsibility to care for patients’ health. At times, you can get close to patients because you’ve dealt with their medical issues for a long…
  • Jan 21

    What It Means to Be in Possession of Drug

    What It Means to Be in Possession of Drug
    By Alkivar at en.wikipedia. Later version(s) were uploaded by DarkEvil at en.wikipedia. (Transferred from en.wikipedia) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons You are in possession of drugs when you are just holding onto them, which means you…
  • Jan 17

    A Drug Trafficker Fighting Superhero Makes His Debut in El Peso Hero

    A Drug Trafficker Fighting Superhero Makes His Debut in El Peso Hero
    Not your ordinary superhero, El Peso Hero, has a significant job to do.  This time around, the bad guys aren’t some masked villains plotting their way to world domination.  Instead, they’re the real life criminals-the…
Rank this Week: 4334

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/
  • Jan 29

    How to Handle a Child's Healthcare after Divorce

    How to Handle a Child's Healthcare after Divorce
    Although each state has its own set of rules unique to the custody and care of children, all states require divorced parents to provide adequate financial support for their children. And although the calculation of what amounts to adequate…
  • Jan 23

    Parenting After Divorce With a Difficult Co-Parent

    Parenting After Divorce With a Difficult Co-Parent
    Divorce is always more of a challenge for parents.  It is possible to be amicable and supportive in co-parenting when both parents can agree on basic parenting principles.  On the other hand, when the divorce ends on a hostile note,…
  • Jan 16

    Mobile Shared Parenting with the OFW App

    Mobile Shared Parenting with the OFW App
    When you and your family are always on the move, your important family agenda and information needs to stay up to date and accessible.  Mobile shared parenting tools, like the OurFamilyWizard app, give parents the ability to create and…
Rank this Week: 4478

Maryland Lawyer Blog

Maryland Lawyer Blog

Covers consumer protection law, appeals, and family law. By the Law Office of Jason Ostendorf LLC.

http://www.ostendorflaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 22

    Modification of Child Custody and Visitation in Maryland

    Modification of Child Custody and Visitation in Maryland
    Once the court makes a child custody and visitation determination, the arrangement is very difficult to modify. Under Maryland law, a parent who wishes to modify a court order regarding custody and visitation must meet the heavy burden of…
  • Jul 18

    Housing Finance Reform: Government Reinventing the Wheel Rather Than Sticking With What Worked

    Housing Finance Reform: Government Reinventing the Wheel Rather Than Sticking With What Worked
    Housing finance reform has been at the center of debates on how to ensure a stable economy since the Great Depression. Recently, in light of the 2007 economic crisis, lawmakers introduced a new bill in the Senate to address reforms. The bill…
  • Feb 5

    Step out of financial mess by taking effective step

    Step out of financial mess by taking effective step
    The New Year is a great time to start afresh economically if you have been through any financial struggle in the previous year. The most common unlucky financial phases are bankruptcy, divorce or foreclosure. Big personal debts can also be a…
Rank this Week: 3759

Chicago Family Lawyer Blog

Chicago Family Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, child support and prenuptial agreements. By Janet Rubel.

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

    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND ORDERS OF PROTECTION IN ILLINOIS

    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND ORDERS OF PROTECTION IN ILLINOIS
    Violence directed at a family member, domestic partner or boyfriend/girlfriend is very common. The news features murder/suicides, beatings and stalking accounts all too frequently. This is a serious problem in our society. Domestic…
  • Aug 5

    Simon Cowell's Love Triangle: Who is Your Daddy?

    Simon Cowell's Love Triangle: Who is Your Daddy?
    Simon Cowell, the rich and well-known show business figure, is embroiled in a scandalous love triangle with his former best friend's wife. This is complicated! The wife is pregnant with Simon's child, conceived while she was married to her…
  • Feb 21

    Appeals in Family Law Cases: ILLNOIS Child Support, Custody, Property Division and Maintenance

    Appeals in Family Law Cases: ILLNOIS Child Support, Custody, Property Division and Maintenance
    When can a judge's order be appealed? The answer is: it depends. Most cases require that a final order has been entered and that it is one which is appealable. Some cases, particularly those involving the welfare of children, are…
Rank this Week: 4793

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: 4424

Cairns Law Blog

Cairns Law Blog

Covers Florida family law.

http://www.cairnslaw.com/category/blog/
  • Dec 30

    Florida Alimony Reform

    Florida Alimony Reform
    It may have failed this year, but the effort to revamp Florida’s alimony laws is not dead yet. In fact, despite Governor Rick Scott’s veto of the proposed reform legislation, supporters, including Representative Ritch Workman, the…
  • Oct 14

    Father’s Right

    Father’s Right
    When unmarried individuals have a child together, it is important for the Father to know his rights. Unmarried parents do not have the same rights as married couples. There are number of misconceptions surrounding a Father when he signs his…
  • Jun 11

    Domestic Violence & Injunction

    Domestic Violence & Injunction
    Florida courts do not grant “restraining orders” as far as the term itself goes. But, a person who is in fear of another, or has been a victim of violence in the home, of stalking, of dating violence, or repeat violence can apply…
Rank this Week: 4118

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: 4181

Questions & Answers About Divorce…

Questions & Answers About Divorce and Family Law

Answers common questions regarding divorce, separation agreements, child support, annulment, child custody and other family law matters. By The Garrett Law Group.

http://vabeachdivorceattorney.net/questions-answers/
  • Nov 22

    Cutting the Cord: Child Emancipation Laws in Virginia

    Cutting the Cord: Child Emancipation Laws in Virginia
    You may have heard of child celebrities that seek emancipation from their parents to protect their fortunes or avoid child labor laws. While these stories may be popular in the tabloids, there are many more common reasons for minors and…
  • Nov 19

    Report Names Virginia Neighboring State Number Three Divorce Capital in the U.S.

    Report Names Virginia Neighboring State Number Three Divorce Capital in the U.S.
    Divorce statistics are an interesting study for academics, family law attorneys, and the average everyday person alike. Poverty level, education, religion and many other factors are often cited as responsible for divorce rates throughout the…
  • Nov 17

    Domestic Violence: A Serious Crime with Serious Impacts in Virginia Marriages and Divorce

    Domestic Violence: A Serious Crime with Serious Impacts in Virginia Marriages and Divorce
    Domestic violence is a serious crime that has far-reaching impacts. Domestic violence can often scar an entire family, and may eventually be the cause of divorce proceedings. When divorce proceedings are already in the works, allegations of…
Rank this Week: 3973

One (Divorce) Lawyer's Perspective

One (Divorce) Lawyer's Perspective

Covers legal issues related to Pennsylvania domestic relations matters. By Michael L. Viola.

http://1phillydivorcelawyer.wordpress.com
  • Nov 22

    Coming up on the end of another year

    Coming up on the end of another year
    As I write this post, Thanksgiving Day is less than a week away. Christmas and New Years Day will be upon us sooner than we would like. For many this is the time of the year when people get together with their families (family of birth, or…
  • Jun 17

    Learning Lesson

    Learning Lesson
    Even what may turn out to be the most expensive divorce of all time can provide lessons to divorcing parties who are not worth billions.
  • Jan 21

    Parents and Their Children

    Parents and Their Children
    Here is a link to a great article entitled, “8 Things You Should Never Say to Your Kid.” These suggestions are applicable to intact families as well as those where the parents of the children are not living together, i.e.…
Rank this Week: 4370

DivorceSolicitor

DivorceSolicitor

Covers divorce, pre-nuptial agreements, and separation. By Lynne Bastow.

http://divorcesolicitor.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 19

    Do you believe him? Scot Young on the Rack

    Do you believe him? Scot Young on the Rack
    Britain's most acrimonious divorce continues.Scot Young is facing some tough questions.Is he bankrupt or is he a liar hiding vast wealth?Whatever he appears too clever for his own good.As reported in the The Telegraph he is facing this…
  • Nov 11

    Not Bad Enough to Leave, Not Good Enough to Stay?

    Not Bad Enough to Leave, Not Good Enough to Stay?
    Some people live in relationship limboland for years. They can't decide whether to leave or stay. Their relationship is tired, they may argue, they may live separate lives, however they avoid change. Why?Reasons people stay in relationships…
  • Sep 17

    Child rearing - who's views prevail? Mum or Dad's?

    Child rearing - who's views prevail? Mum or Dad's?
    Mum wants you to have long hair and dad short. Mum wants you to be a vegetarian and dad thinks you need the protein from meat. Mum wants you not to go skiing and dad wants to take you on a skiing holiday. Mum wants you not to have treatment…
Rank this Week: 4601

ABC Collaborative Divorce Blog

ABC Collaborative Divorce Blog

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

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

    Video: Streamlined Protocols for Collaborative Divorce Explained

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

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

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

    GrizzlyLaw.com > Collaborative Divorce Agreement

    GrizzlyLaw.com > Collaborative Divorce Agreement
    From Kay Lynn Lee, Esq.: Divorce is an ugly 7-letter word: if you have children, it is worse. Many attorneys in states other than Montana offer what’s called “collaborative” divorces. Because of its size, and the lack of…
Rank this Week: 4240

Decoupling

Decoupling

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

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

    Hello world!

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

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

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

    Do I Need a Prenuptial Agreement?

    Do I Need a Prenuptial Agreement?
    Question My fiance and I are getting married this summer. A couple of nights ago, he mentioned that one of his buddies said we should look into getting a prenup before the wedding.  Neither of us have much property to speak of, and my…
Rank this Week: 4299

Jeff R. Layfield Blog

Jeff R. Layfield Blog

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

http://www.layfieldlawfirm.com/blog.html
  • Oct 29

    4 Tips for Avoiding Palimony, and Keeping Your Assets Safe, in a Cohabitating Relationship

    4 Tips for Avoiding Palimony, and Keeping Your Assets Safe, in a Cohabitating Relationship
    Many people avoid marriage out of the fear that the marriage will not last and they will lose all their money to lawyers and spousal support. With over half of all marriages ending in divorce, this is a valid concern. However, what many…
  • Apr 2

    How to Quickly Estimate a Child and/or Spousal Support Obligation

    How to Quickly Estimate a Child and/or Spousal Support Obligation
       How to Quickly Estimate a Child and/or Spousal Support Obligation Besides, perhaps child custody, the biggest issue for individuals facing divorce is costs. One of the primary, and most contentious, concerns of any spouse facing…
  • Apr 2

    5 Signs Your Spouse May Be Hiding Money From You

    5 Signs Your Spouse May Be Hiding Money From You
                      5 Signs Your Spouse May Be Hiding Money From You                               (And What You…
Rank this Week: 4165

Denver Family Lawyers Blog

Denver Family Lawyers Blog

Covers Colorado family law. By Thode Law Firm P.C.

http://www.denverfamilylawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 14

    Are Your Colorado Taxable Distributions Considered Income?

    Are Your Colorado Taxable Distributions Considered Income?
    Issue:  Are taxable distributions for a closely-held company included in gross income for purposes of child support? Answer:  Only those distributions actually distributed are included in gross income.  Discussion:…
  • Feb 28

    Facebook Continues To Be An Issue

    Facebook Continues To Be An Issue
    A woman in India recently filed for divorce after her husband neglected to change his relationship status on Facebook to “married” for two months after they were married. The husband replied that the status update had slipped his…
  • Jan 29

    Social Media And Divorce: Do Not Overshare

    Social Media And Divorce: Do Not Overshare
    Do you use social media to share things about your personal life with others? Do you post information, complaints, comments, personal items or gossip to your Facebook wall? Do you tweet them? Are you one of the millions of bloggers? If you do…
Rank this Week: 4279

All Family Law Group, P.A.

All Family Law Group, P.A.

Covers divorce, family law and bankruptcy.

http://www.familymaritallaw.blogspot.com
  • Oct 8

    Reaffirmation Agreements in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Reaffirmation Agreements in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    In a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you will either retain or surrender your secured property. You will probably have to sign a reaffirmation agreement if you are going to keep your property, for example, your vehicle and your home. The reaffirmation…
  • Aug 6

    Use of Annuities to Improve How Alimony Work

    Use of Annuities to Improve How Alimony Work
    All Family Law Group, P.A., is collaborating with The Planning Partners* to help our divorcing clients to improve their chances for an alimony settlement beneficial to both parties.  Annuity contracts can provide a combination of either more…
  • Aug 2

    Is an Income Deduction Order transferable to another employer?

    Is an Income Deduction Order transferable to another employer?
    Question from AVVO.com: She quit her last job as a paralegal for a personal injury lawyer to get out of the Income Withholding order. The income withholding order was just done couple months ago with the employers name on it. Can I send that…
Rank this Week: 4142

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
  • Sep 2

    Northern Kentucky Welcomes Oktoberfest to Mainstrasse Village

    Northern Kentucky Welcomes Oktoberfest to Mainstrasse Village
    Northern Kentucky welcomes back Oktoberfest to Mainstrasse Village this weekend, September 6-8. Covington, KY will host the 35th annual celebration of German history and heritage in the Midwest. The fun begins at 5pm on Friday! Local Music,…
  • Mar 19

    Northern KY Law Firm Welcomes Return of Cincinnati Baseball

    Northern KY Law Firm Welcomes Return of Cincinnati Baseball
    March is almost over and in Cincinnati and northern Kentucky that means only one thing: Reds baseball! The northern KY law firm of Fessler, Schneider and Grimme is happy and proud to welcome back our hometown Cincinnati Reds! Northern KY Law…
  • Jan 4

    DUI Attorney in Northern Kentucky

    DUI Attorney in Northern Kentucky
    NKY DUI Attorney It’s no secret that cops are on the lookout for drunk drivers. Now more than ever people are being arrested and jailed for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. However, there are varying levels and…
Rank this Week: 3795

Colorado Springs Divorce Attorney…

Colorado Springs Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers divorce, military divorce, child custody and legal separation in Colorado. By Gasper Law Group.

http://www.coloradospringsdivorceattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4488

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:…
  • 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?
  • Jul 23

    A follow-up to my “What does ‘primary custody’ mean” post.

    A follow-up to my “What does ‘primary custody’ mean” post.
    Last summer, I made a post discussing what “primary custody” means.  Attached to the post, I had a color-coded calendar illustrating the Standard Possession Order and Expanded Standard Possession Order.  A lot of clients…
Rank this Week: 4325

A Hudson, Ohio Lawyer's…

A Hudson, Ohio Lawyer's Perspective on Divorce and Family Matters

Covers Ohio divorce and family law. By Carol L. Gasper.

http://clgasperlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 23

    Nearly 20-Year Divorce Fight Lands Ohio Couple In Hot Water

    Nearly 20-Year Divorce Fight Lands Ohio Couple In Hot Water
    A recent story in the Cincinnati Enquirer discussed the now infamous Ohio divorce case of Christo and Sharlene Lassiter. The two were married back in 1986 and had 10 relatively happy years together. Since then, the couple has spent 17 years…
  • Aug 2

    Do People Actually Fight Over Reward Program Points During Divorce? You Better Believe It

    Do People Actually Fight Over Reward Program Points During Divorce? You Better Believe It
    Anyone who goes through an Ohio divorce will run across the term “equitable division.” This refers to the process of divvying up all the joint assets accumulated by a couple over the course of their marriage. The goal is to ensure…
  • Jun 28

    Supreme Court Decision Leaves Gay Divorce Questions Unanswered

    Supreme Court Decision Leaves Gay Divorce Questions Unanswered
    The recent Supreme Court rulings regarding gay marriage sent shockwaves through the family law world earlier this week. The overturning of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was especially influential and will lead to massive changes in the…
Rank this Week: 4342

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: 4644

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: 4216

Ottawa Divorce Blog

Ottawa Divorce Blog

Covers family law, child custody, child & spousal support, and property division. By Jeffrey Behrendt.

http://www.ottawadivorce.com/blog
  • Jul 27

    Can I Deny Access?

    Can I Deny Access?
    One of the most common questions I get asked is “Can I deny access of the children to the other parent?” The short answer is a resounding NO! There is really only one reason you can deny access and that is if there is good reason…
  • Jun 21

    The End of No-Fault Divorce? The Leskun Case

    The End of No-Fault Divorce? The Leskun Case
    The Supreme Court released the Leskun decision today: http://www.scc-csc.gc.ca/judgments/2006scc025.htm At issue was the interplay between fault and spousal support. Ms Leskun argued that support should not be reduced as, 8 years after the…
  • Jun 21

    The End of No-Fault Divorce? The Leskun Case

    The End of No-Fault Divorce? The Leskun Case
    The Supreme Court of Canada released the Leskun decision today: http://scc.lexum.org/decisia-scc-csc/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/item/2298/index.do In this case, the husband had an affair that led to the end of the marriage. Ms Leskun claimed that 8…
Rank this Week: 4353

ABC International Family Law Views

ABC International Family Law Views

Covers international family law Issues and a comparison to Florida family law. By Adam B. Cordover.

http://www.abcinternational.us/
  • May 19

    Collaborative Divorce Thrives in Australia

    Collaborative Divorce Thrives in Australia
    The concept of collaborative divorce is gaining traction worldwide as an alternative to the traditional courtroom battles epitomized in movies like Kramer vs. Kramer and War of the Roses.  Family law practitioners in Australia have come to…
  • Apr 13

    British Divorce Courts Require Allegation of Fault; This is the Result

    British Divorce Courts Require Allegation of Fault; This is the Result
    Apparently, England requires parties to allege a fault before a family law court will grant a divorce.  Over at my general Florida family law news blog, ABC Family Law Blog, I described some of the allegations found in the public…
  • Mar 18

    Dubai Man Gets World's Quickest Divorce

    Dubai Man Gets World's Quickest Divorce
    A man in Dubai applied for divorce a mere seconds after he had been married to his bride.  The reason:  he did not want his Wife to work after marriage, and his father-in-law demanded that she be allowed to work.  From Emirates 24/7 News:…
Rank this Week: 4356

Miami Family Lawyer Blog

Miami Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.miamifamilylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3736

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/
  • 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…
  • Apr 27

    Big changes for the rights of active duty military

    Big changes for the rights of active duty military
    The Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act (SCRA) expanded and improved the former Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil Relief Act (SSCRA). The SCRA provides a wide range of protections for individuals entering, called to active duty in the…
  • Apr 18

    Tips On How To Increase Your Odds Of Staying Married The Second Time

    Tips On How To Increase Your Odds Of Staying Married The Second Time
    I believe it is possible to lower the higher divorce rate for second marriages. Before entering into another relationship, you must be willing to take the time for your own personal development and learn healthy relationship skills that will…
Rank this Week: 3963

Divorce Experts

Divorce Experts

Covers cases and trends in divorce law. By Pannone.

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

    International family law cases on the up

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

    Eco millionaire faces claim for maintenance 20 years after his divorce

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

    Defamation and Divorce - Two Unhappy Bedfellow

    Defamation and Divorce - Two Unhappy Bedfellow
    The sad tale of proceedings for defamation at the High Court between Lady Nora Colthurst and her ex-husband’s girlfriend’s daughter is worth commenting on from a divorce perspective. Lady Colthurst and her ex-husband had been…
Rank this Week: 4789

Blog of Steven N. Cole, LLC

Blog of Steven N. Cole, LLC

Covers Arizona family law.

http://www.azdivorceattorney.net/blog/
  • Apr 30

    Are You Stumped On Blogs?

    Are You Stumped On Blogs?
    Blog content can be difficult to align with your Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and company strategy. It’s important to always have information that engages and encourages interaction with your target readers. You need to be sure to…
  • Apr 26

    How Are You Tweeting?

    How Are You Tweeting?
    Twitter is, without a doubt, the best way to share and discover what is happening. Your business can keep consumers and employees updated. You can also engage your market  on an hourly basis with instantaneous response. With a strategy…
  • Apr 22

    Mobile Social World

    Mobile Social World
    An increase in social media access through mobile devices is something marketers are seeing. Mobile websites are being implemented daily for companies because the increase in mobile use is growing. All the mobile…
Rank this Week: 4018

Laurel Stuart-Fink on Michigan…

Laurel Stuart-Fink on Michigan Family Law

Covers divorce, adoption, alimony, child support and child custody.

http://laurelfink.typepad.com/
  • Apr 29

    GIVING BACK TO CHILDREN – CHARITY PLEDGE

    GIVING BACK TO CHILDREN – CHARITY PLEDGE
    If there is one thing I have learned in almost 30 years of family law practice, it is that children are the constant victims of divorce and other family court disputes. Whether the divorce is amicable or whether the parents...
  • Jan 16

    THOUGHTS ON THE DEATH OF A CUSTODY CLIENT

    THOUGHTS ON THE DEATH OF A CUSTODY CLIENT
    Let me start with a warning. This is not a cheerful article. It is written from a place of frustration, grief and even anger. Having said that, I am grateful I have never been a party in a divorce. I...
  • Dec 30

    Adoption and Politic

    Adoption and Politic
    Like most people, I often feel discouraged (and that’s putting it mildly) with “politics as usual.” It seems that Congress suffers from a terminal case of lethargy, and when galvanized, it’s only to engage in an often paralyzing fight…
Rank this Week: 3964

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: 3818

Maryland Divorce Attorney Blog

Maryland Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers Maryland marital property, child support and child custody issues. By Robert Flanagan.

http://www.marylanddivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 3

    Extraordinary Spousal Claims in Divorce Case

    Extraordinary Spousal Claims in Divorce Case
    In a Maryland Divorce case, there are some types of claims that may be raised in addition to the complaint for Divorce and requests for relief typically related to divorce cases. A recently published opinion involving a bigamous husband…
  • Oct 20

    In Banc Review: An Alternative Tool for Disappointed Maryland Family Law Litigant

    In Banc Review: An Alternative Tool for Disappointed Maryland Family Law Litigant
    As a Maryland Divorce lawyer who is often approached by potential clients dissatisfied with trial court decisions in a variety of family law disputes, a recent opinion by the Court of Special Appeals that analyzes the constitutional right to…
  • Oct 15

    International Aspects of Maryland Child Support

    International Aspects of Maryland Child Support
    If you are involved in a child support case that is international in nature, searching for a Family Law attorney in the Maryland counties of Howard, Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Montgomery Counties can be a challenge. You want an attorney with…
Rank this Week: 4364

California Divorce Lawyer Blog

California Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers annulment, child support, custody and visitation. By Gary D. Sparks.

http://www.californiadivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 7

    After 40 Years, Sesame Street Tackles the Issue of Divorce

    After 40 Years, Sesame Street Tackles the Issue of Divorce
    After more than 40 years, Sesame Street has never directly dealt with the issue of divorce and its impact on children. Until now. Sesame Workshop recently launched its "Little Children, Big Challenges" initiative, including an…
  • Feb 8

    Judge Sentences Husband to Take His Wife on a Date

    Judge Sentences Husband to Take His Wife on a Date
    A Florida judge has sentenced a Plantation husband to take his wife on a date for a domestic violence incident that began as a marital spat when he forgot to wish her a happy birthday. As reported in the SunSentinel, Broward County Judge John…
  • Feb 7

    Gary Sparks to Return as a Special Guest on the Ronn Owens Program This Week

    Gary Sparks to Return as a Special Guest on the Ronn Owens Program This Week
    For those of you who missed Gary's first appearance on the Ronn Owens Program (on KGO-AM 810) this past September, or those who want to listen in again, he will be returning as Ronn's guest this upcoming Thursday, February 9th, 2012 at 10:00…
Rank this Week: 4615

Practical Legal Advice

Practical Legal Advice

Covers consumer and family law issues in Florida. By Carolyn R. Jones.

http://nefloridalawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 16

    Can You file suit for Alienation of Affection in Florida

    Can You file suit for Alienation of Affection in Florida
    Alienation of affection(s) is a legal action, a tort based on willful and malicious interference with marriage relations by a third party. The elements constituting the cause of action are wrongful conduct of the defendant, plaintiff's loss…
  • Nov 15

    At what age does Florida allow children to stay alone?

    At what age does Florida allow children to stay alone?
    Florida does not have a stead fast rule regarding the age that children can stay home alone. Instead the Department of Children's and Families does offer guidance to parents at the criteria they need to consider prior to allowing there…
  • Jul 5

    How Child Support is Determined in Florida

    How Child Support is Determined in Florida
    Child support is a substantial commitment. Under Florida law, child support payments are intended to be used for your child's portion of expenses such as rent, electricity, food, transportation, and his or her hobbies/entertainment. …
Rank this Week: 4597