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4 Dec 0001, 4:00 pm by Eliana Baer
Yesterday, I posted about the struggles of Gital Dodelson, a 25 year old New Jersey resident who is fighting to obtain a Get – the bill which the husband gives to the wife in order to free her to marry again. Therein, I noted that remedies under New Jersey law are limited, at best, when a husband refuses to grant his wife a religious divorce.  Indeed, the court in Afalo v. Afalo (1996), stated that this was, in part, because to compel a Get would be judicial entanglement in religious… [read post]
19 Apr 2014, 11:00 am
After ten years of marriage, actress Gwyneth Paltrow announced her separation from Coldplay star Chris Martin. According to Paltrow's website, the couple was working hard (separately and together) on their marriage for the past year without any success. Although neither party has officially filed divorce paperwork, the media speculates that a divorce is well underway. Some celebrities such as Kim Kardashian have litigated their personal family law matters in the public eye. However, more private… [read post]
19 Apr 2014, 9:29 am by Adam B. Cordover, Attorney-at-Law
Same Sex Couple Seeks Divorce in Florida I have recently been involved in a Tampa family law matter that has made a couple of headlines lately. I represent a client who married her wife in Massachusetts, they moved to Florida, and ultimately they decided that their same sex marriage was irretrievably broken. The women reached a full settlement on all their marital issues, and, as the media has reported, now they are asking the court to grant them a divorce. What has gotten far less attention is the… [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 2:01 pm by Author
By Anna E. Meddin, Esq.www.meddinlaw.com Pet estate planning has come a long way since Leona Helmsley decided to leave her fortune to her dog. You can find retirement home for pets and almost all states allow Pet Trusts. A Pet Trust is an agreement that specifies how an owner wants a pet cared for, who will be responsible, how it will be financed, and how the trustee will use the money left behind by the loving pet owner. To learn more about Pet Trusts, consider reading “Who Will Care When… [read post]
People are free to make arrangements in their settlement agreements concerning the circumstances that would allow for child support to be changed as time moves on from their last child support order.  Absent an agreement, however there are two different methods to try to change child support.  The first, which most people know about, is filing a petition, application, or motion in the Family Court or Supreme Court to modify child support.  The second method, not as widely known, is to… [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 1:02 pm by Gregory Herman-Giddens
Family Limited Liability Companies (FLLC) are one of several asset protection tools used to preserve assets of family businesses. These assets may include real estate and investments. Creating an FLLC involves legal fees, filing costs and ongoing maintenance expenses. These costs are usually reasonable when considering the tax benefits. However, as a result of changing tax rules, the estate and gift tax benefits of FLLCs have become unnecessary for many families over the past few years. Valuation… [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 10:00 am
We have previously blogged about different ways technology can be used to gain an advantage or gather evidence in a dissolution proceeding. However, ex-spouses are now learning how to use the advances in technology to foster cooperation and harmony post-separation. Many divorcing couples would prefer to sever the ties between them completely after their divorce is final. This goal is unattainable for ex-spouses who will continue to share custody of minor children for years after separation. The… [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 9:35 am by John S. Eory
In one of my recent blog posts, I wrote on the subject of grandparent visitation and particularly on the case of R.K v. D.L. decided earlier this year. Since that decision, a New Jersey appellate court has further opined on this important topic. Any grandparent seeking visitation or any parent opposing such a request should recognize the unique nature of such cases and seek legal counsel who is knowledgeable in this specialized area of family law. In Major v. McGuire, decided on April 17, the… [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 8:26 am by Jeffrey A. Cramer
Our Relationships Series previously has covered the unique estate planning challenges faced by blended families and by same-sex and other unmarried couples.  Today we will address another group that is in dire need of proper planning: families with children under the age of 18. In Florida, as in other states, the law recognizes children as vulnerable members of society and therefore limits their legal rights and responsibilities until they reach the age of “majority,” or adulthood,… [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 8:26 am by Jeffrey A. Cramer
Our Relationships Series previously has covered the unique estate planning challenges faced by blended families and by same-sex and other unmarried couples.  Today we will address another group that is in dire need of proper planning: families with children under the age of 18. In Florida, as in other states, the law recognizes children as vulnerable members of society and therefore limits their legal rights and responsibilities until they reach the age of “majority,” or adulthood,… [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 7:23 am by author
Divorce Lawyer North AndoverConciliation is a type of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) that is becoming more common in the United States and is used in court-affiliated ADR programs in Massachusetts.  Typically, the parties will seek conciliation following the commencement of litigation and identification … Continue reading →Divorce Lawyer North Andover - [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 5:30 am by Ben Stevens
Though cheating on a spouse would appear to be a pretty clear cut thing, new research indicates that people have very different ideas of what behavior qualifies as crossing the line and what does not. A recent poll that was discussed in the Huffington Post found which found that not only do people regard different activities with different degrees of suspicion, but men and women often have different ideas about what behavior qualifies as inappropriate. The survey found that kissing appears to be… [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 4:34 am
By Katie DavisSpring has arrived, and you may be one of the dads that gets to have his kids this holiday weekend. Some families will be celebrating Easter, and others will just be spending quality time together.Whatever your current plans are this weekend, it’s important to make sureRead More... [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 3:30 am by Walter Olson
Megan McArdle has some thoughts on the role of changing divorce law among a broader shift of social mores and expectations on marriage, cohabitation, and childbearing in and out of wedlock. Note, however, that reformers might take an interest in reconsidering the no-fault revolution from many motives other than a simple wish to discourage the rate of divorce across the board. (Contrary to some imaginings, critics of no-fault are a diverse crew, including social scientists, economists, lawyers and… [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 2:10 am by
Question:My wife and I are divorcing after being married for 6 months. I believe she  has undiagnosed personality and psychological disorders. She's also 30 weeks pregnant. I would like to file for joint custody of the child. I probably won’t fiRead More... [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 1:15 pm by Staff Writer
With nearly 50 percent of marriages ending in divorce, the concept of spousal support is commonplace in today’s society. This is equitable relief for those spouses who may not have contributed much financially, but certainly contributed by supporting the working spouse, whether that means raising children or keeping up with regular household duties. While spousal support was created so that one spouse can maintain their same quality of life, allow for rehabilitation and educational expenses,… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 9:30 am
On March 1, 2014, the San Diego Superior Court began offering a "One Day Divorce" option at the San Diego's Downtown Family Court. This pilot program provides the option for eligible parties to complete their entire divorce is just one short day. Sounds pretty amazing, right?! The goal of the program is for parties to walk out of the courthouse with their judgment papers in hand. Parties first meet with a family law expert to go over the terms of their proposed divorce settlement or the process… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 5:58 am by Cari Rincker
  As a woman, matrimonial lawyer, and entrepreneur, the issue of financial empowerment for females is important to me.  I recently met Susan L. Hirshman, a financial adviser with Morgan Stanley and author of “Does This Make My Assets Look Fat?”  As I have blogged about before, I believe financial transparency is important for a couple getting married or already married.  I also believe it’s important for a women to be knowledgeable about the family finances.… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 2:41 am by tracey
‘Lois Rogers, solicitor at Vardags, and Lily Mottahedan, barrister at 1 Hare Court, examine the court’s treatment of bonuses in financial remedy claims in light of the recent decision of Mrs Justice Eleanor King in H v W [2014] EWHC 4105 (Fam) and pre-existing case law.’ Full story Family Law Week, 17th April 2014 Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 2:13 am by tracey
JP v NP: [2014] EWHC 1101 (Fam);   [2014] WLR (D)  172 ‘In financial remedy proceedings a judge had power, under FPR r 29.15, to direct that a judgment should take effect from such later date as the court might specify. That power applied equally to a contested matrimonial matter resulting in a judgment as it did to consent orders since rule 29.15 applied to all family proceedings, including financial remedy proceedings, with no distinction being made as to whether by consent or… [read post]