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Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Apr 20

    Why The #MeToo Movement Skipped Russia

    Why The #MeToo Movement Skipped Russia
    From Business Insider: When Russia decriminalized domestic violence in February 2017, civil servants tasked with protecting women in the country's far east were dismayed by the new vulnerability of their wards. Yet few officials opposed the…
  • Apr 19

    Making Attorney Cell Phone Numbers Public

    Making Attorney Cell Phone Numbers Public
    From the Indiana Lawyer: The practice of law can be dangerous, especially when attorneys represent parties in emotionally charged cases. But lawyers have long found solace in their homes — havens they say could be violated by a proposed…
  • Apr 18

    Syrian Refugees Leaving Germany Over Family Reunification Policy

    Syrian Refugees Leaving Germany Over Family Reunification Policy
    From Deutsche Welle: Syrians granted limited asylum but denied the right to fetch relatives are departing Germany for Turkey by using smugglers, say German media. The cases, if confirmed, bizarrely reverse the "Balkan route" drama…
Rank this Week: 151

NJ Family Issues

NJ Family Issues

Focuses on New Jersey divorce and estate planning. By Paul G. Kostro.

http://www.kostrolaw.com/NJFamilyIssues
Rank this Week: 182

Orange County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Orange County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers California divorce and family law issues. By The Law Office Of David P. Schwarz.

http://www.orangecountydivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 28

    Married At First Sight star from the Chicago season gets divorced

    Married At First Sight star from the Chicago season gets divorced
    Married at First Sight” star Nate Duhon last week filed to divorce Sheila Downs, whom he met and married last year at the Palmer House Hilton as cameras rolled for the Lifetime network series. What is not stated about divorces is that…
  • Nov 23

    Angelina Jolie rejects Brad Pitt’s settlement offer for divorce

    Angelina Jolie rejects Brad Pitt’s settlement offer for divorce
    It has come to the attention of the public that the ongoing divorce saga of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie has made a very interesting turn on the part of the Brad Pitt. It was revealed that Pitt and Jolie have a $400 million divorce.  It…
  • Nov 21

    The High cost of Adoption

    The High cost of Adoption
    House Republicans’ initial tax-reform plan removed the adoption tax credit, which helps families defray the high cost of adoption. The backlash was swift. Conservatives argued the move ran contrary to the pro-life principles…
Rank this Week: 162

Divorce Law Journal

Divorce Law Journal

Covers adoptions, business valuation, collaborative family law, debt division, grandparent visitation, maintenance, relocation and same sex issues. By Diana L. Skaggs.

http://www.louisvilledivorce.com/journal
Rank this Week: 254

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

Covers family law the the family justice system in the United Kingdom.

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Apr 15

    Priorities…

    Priorities…
    I'd write you a blog post, but I'd rather be curled up in bed trying to finish The Secret Barrister's excellent book...
  • Apr 8

    Podcast

    Podcast
    I am in a podcast on the Free Movement blog. It was actually quite fun to make - and even my husband (who thinks up any number of creative excuses not to read or listen to my stuff) says it was interesting. Here it is : Free Movement…
  • Apr 4

    Transparency in the Family Courts: Publicity and Privacy in Practice

    Transparency in the Family Courts: Publicity and Privacy in Practice
    One of the reasons Pink Tape has been somewhat neglected of late is that, along with Transparency Project colleagues Julie and Paul, I have been writing a book about Transparency for Bloomsbury (The publish Harry Potter!! I know, right?),…
Rank this Week: 235

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Apr 12

    Can I Have My Son Transfer Schools During My Divorce?

    Can I Have My Son Transfer Schools During My Divorce?
    Question: My wife and I are in the process of getting a divorce and I am trying to do everything I can to help my son with this transition. He is currently really struggling in school, and I feel it is in his best interest to transfer to a…
  • Apr 10

    3 Keys For Success As A Divorced Dad

    3 Keys For Success As A Divorced Dad
    The biggest fear that many fathers have going into the divorce process is that splitting apart the family will reduce the role they play in their kids’ lives. Children of divorce face plenty of challenges, and it can be crippling if one…
  • Apr 6

    Can My Ex Track Me During My Parenting Time?

    Can My Ex Track Me During My Parenting Time?
    Question: My ex-wife is trying to use a tracking device during my parenting time with our son. She has not previously brought up that I have done anything illegal or tried to remove him from our home state or refused any contact with her. I…
Rank this Week: 226

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: 248

Shaw Family Law Blog

Shaw Family Law Blog

Covers Illinois family law.

http://www.kanecountydivorceattorneys.com/st-charles-lawyers
  • Apr 19

    Grandparents’ Rights in Illinoi

    Grandparents’ Rights in Illinoi
    Many grandparents and parents are familiar with the term “grandparents’ rights,” but do not fully understand it as a concept. It does not mean that grandparents automatically have the right to spend time with their…
  • Apr 12

    What Is Contempt of Court in Relation to Divorce Orders?

    What Is Contempt of Court in Relation to Divorce Orders?
    When the court enters an order, all parties named in the order are required to comply with its terms. Your divorce settlement likely included a few orders, such as a parenting plan, a property division order, a child support order, and a…
  • Apr 5

    Does Divorce Affect Boys and Girls Differently?

    Does Divorce Affect Boys and Girls Differently?
    The short answer is yes, boys and girls generally react to their parents’ divorces in different ways. Like nearly every other question about divorce, though, a more accurate answer is that every case is different, and every child is…
Rank this Week: 309

Divorce: New York

Divorce: New York

By Neil Cahn, PLLC.

http://www.divorceny.com/
  • Apr 2

    Waiver of Future Child Support Voided, But Miscalculated Credit Struck

    Waiver of Future Child Support Voided, But Miscalculated Credit Struck
    In its March 21, 2018 decision in Elkins v. Mizrahi, the Appellate Division, Second Department, struck a credit issued at the time a father’s new child support obligation was established. That determination tacitly affirmed the new…
  • Mar 25

    When One Spouse Transfers Sole Title to the Home to Both Spouses Jointly

    When One Spouse Transfers Sole Title to the Home to Both Spouses Jointly
    What happens on divorce when during the marriage, the marital residence that had been owned by one spouse prior to the marriage is conveyed during the marriage to the parties jointly? That was the issue addressed by the Appellate Division,…
  • Mar 18

    Contempt Available for Violators of “Automatic Orders”

    Contempt Available for Violators of “Automatic Orders”
    In the first New York appellate decision to rule on the issue, the Appellate Division, Second Department held in its February 28, 2018 opinion in Spencer v. Spencer, that violations of matrimonial action “Automatic Orders”…
Rank this Week: 276

New York Divorce Report

New York Divorce Report

Covers child custody, child support, divorce, equitable distribution, marriage, spousal maintenance, and visitation. By Daniel E. Clement.

http://clementlaw.com/the-divorce-report/
  • Mar 12

    Social Media in New York Divorce: Just Stay Off!!

    Social Media in New York Divorce: Just Stay Off!!
    Everything you put on Facebook or other social media may be used as evidence against you in a divorce in New York.   We have long known that the posts that are actually published or made public could be discovered and used against…
  • Feb 13

    New York Maintenance and The Tax Reform Bill: Alimony Will Not Be Deductible After 2018

    New York Maintenance and The Tax Reform Bill: Alimony Will Not Be Deductible After 2018
    The clock is ticking; 2018 will be the last year maintenance in New York (alimony virtually everywhere else will be deductible.  The recently enacted tax bill eliminates the tax deduction for the payment of alimony. Historically,…
  • Nov 28

    New York Prenups: Not Just Protection From Gold-Digger

    New York Prenups: Not Just Protection From Gold-Digger
    Eighteen years, eighteen years She got one of yo kids got you for 18 years I know somebody paying child support for one of his kids His baby momma's car and crib is bigger than his You will see him on TV, Any Given Sunday Win the Superbowl…
Rank this Week: 265

Divorce Strategy and Advice Blog

Divorce Strategy and Advice Blog

Helps women navigate the intricacies of divorce and save money along the way. By Helene Taylor.

http://heleneltaylor.com/blog/
  • Feb 2

    Don’t give up on your dreams because of your divorce

    Don’t give up on your dreams because of your divorce
    As a divorced-divorce lawyer, I know firsthand that divorce can knock the wind out of your sails, and kick you when you’re down. Over the last thirty years, I’ve been engaged, married, divorced, and cohabited. I made the…
  • Aug 22

    What’s the first thing to do in a divorce after your spouse utters the “D” word?

    What’s the first thing to do in a divorce after your spouse utters the “D” word?
    After twenty years of marriage, the best family vacation ever, or one of your usual fights, your spouse says, “I want a divorce.” You feel a thump in your chest like your heart hit your rib cage. The blood coursing through your…
  • Jul 24

    Should you become your ex-spouse’s creditor?

    Should you become your ex-spouse’s creditor?
    You’re negotiating a separation or divorce agreement, and your spouse offers to pay you $X monthly for X years in exchange for your ownership interest in the house, retirement account, stock options or some other valuable asset. Should…
Rank this Week: 315

Australian Divorce Blog

Australian Divorce Blog

Covers family law and divorce in Australia. By Stephen Page.

http://australiandivorce.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 10

    New heads of Family Court and Federal Circuit Court appointed

    New heads of Family Court and Federal Circuit Court appointed
    It is with some sadness to me that Chief Justice Diana Bryant of the Family Court of Australia has retired. Her Honour after being appointed as a Senior Counsel, was appointed as the first head of the then Federal Magistrates Court, before…
  • Jul 18

    Vale Justice Michelle May of the Family Court of Australia

    Vale Justice Michelle May of the Family Court of Australia
    Tonight I attend a function recognising the service of Justice Michelle May, who is retiring after many years of service from the Family Court of Australia.I had the privilege many years ago of briefing her when she was junior counsel; and…
  • Jul 16

    Government to restrict cross-examination of family violence victims by their alleged perpetrator

    Government to restrict cross-examination of family violence victims by their alleged perpetrator
    Attorney-General Senator George Brandis has released the following statement:protecting family violence victims from beingcross-examined by alleged perpetratorsToday, I release draft legislative amendments to the Family Law Act 1975 to…
Rank this Week: 314

Fathers' Rights

Fathers' Rights

Educates fathers going through divorce and custody cases on how to preserve their rights and maintain healthy relationships with their children. By Regina I. Edwards.

http://georgiafathersrights.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 29

    Regina elected to Georgia SuperLawyers Rising Stars for 2017

    Regina elected to Georgia SuperLawyers Rising Stars for 2017
    Regina has again been elected to the Georgia SuperLawyers Rising Stars list for 2017. While up to five percent of the lawyers in Georgia are named to Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list.Ms.…
  • Mar 11

    Father awarded $230,000 in divorce case

    Father awarded $230,000 in divorce case
    In Fulton County, the parties amassed nearly 1 million in legal fees arguing over custody of their child.  Our unique flat fees protect you from such exorbitant fees.Full case below:Hoard v. Beveridge, S15A1685Supreme Court of…
  • Feb 19

    Regina Edwards selected again to…

    Regina Edwards selected again to SuperLawyers Rising Stars for 2016.Edwards and Associates is pleased to announce that managing partner Regina I. Edwards has again been elected to the 2016 Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Stars list in the area…
Rank this Week: 365

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
  • Mar 7

    SCOTUS Weighs in on a Custody case

    SCOTUS Weighs in on a Custody case
    It has always been my impression that the US Supreme Court does not hear many cases involving traditional family law matters (divorce, custody, support, adoption). I am not saying there are never cases that work their way up to the highest…
  • Oct 23

    Abby has a point…

    Abby has a point…
    In a recent “Dear Abby” post, the inquirer noted that her former son-in-law thinks it is “offensive” that the maternal grandmother charges $10 per day plus $10 per week for gas to babysit her grandchildren. As Abby…
  • Oct 16

    Wait! What do you mean they are still married?

    Wait! What do you mean they are still married?
    It was recently reported on the People.com website that Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom are still married despite having signed “divorce papers” in July 2015 and having filed for divorce in 2013. What may be crossing your mind is…
Rank this Week: 385

Family Lore

Family Lore

Covers child support, divorce, property and chiildren. By John Boich.

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Apr 20

    The ‘mystical quality’ of the divorce process confuses and defeats people in crisi

    The ‘mystical quality’ of the divorce process confuses and defeats people in crisi
    Jane RobeyThere is an inbuilt ‘resistance’ in our legal system to separating couples having an informed liberty to manage their own affairs, says a leading family charity. Jane Robey, CEO of National Family Mediation, says…
  • Apr 19

    Scare storie

    Scare storie
    My posts this week on the Stowe Family Law Blog:ECJ case illustrates family law issues raised by Brexit - The case being Valcheva (Concept of ‘rights of access’ – Applicability to grandparents –…
  • Apr 19

    Time to end the divorce blame game, say hundreds of legal professional

    Time to end the divorce blame game, say hundreds of legal professional
    Hundreds of family lawyers are gathering to highlight the urgent need to introduce no-fault divorce. The call for change takes place at the annual conference of Resolution, the national family justice organisation.This comes less than one…
Rank this Week: 609

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

Covers family law in South Carolina.

http://www.scfamilylaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 19

    Special Needs Require Special Attention

    Special Needs Require Special Attention
    Divorces and child custody cases come in all shapes and varieties. Our firm has been representing clients experiencing these family transitions for over twenty years and one thing that has remained the same is that every case deserves its own…
  • Apr 18

    The Promises for Successful Co-Parenting You Can Make to Your Child

    The Promises for Successful Co-Parenting You Can Make to Your Child
    Co-parenting following a divorce is never easy. There are several promises that I recommend parents make to themselves and to their child to help create a more successful co-parenting environment before pursuing further litigation to attempt…
  • Apr 16

    The Power of Lists in a South Carolina Divorce

    The Power of Lists in a South Carolina Divorce
    We are asked quite frequently how someone might best prepare for their South Carolina divorce. We are huge proponents of creating lists throughout the preparation process as a means to both document and organize all the elements your case…
Rank this Week: 473

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Covers South Carolina divorce, custody and family law issues. By Gregory S. Forman.

http://www.gregoryforman.com
  • Apr 18

    Supreme Court clarifies standard of review on family court appeals (and the Stoney appeal may never end)

    Supreme Court clarifies standard of review on family court appeals (and the Stoney appeal may never end)
    On April 18, 2018, almost four months after the South Carolina Supreme Court remanded the appeal of Stoney v. Stoney back to the Court of Appeals to apply the correct standard of review, the Supreme Court issued a revised opinion clarifying…
  • Apr 16

    Attorney-client privilege’s crime-fraud exception in family court

    Attorney-client privilege’s crime-fraud exception in family court
    The recent FBI search of the records of Michael Cohen, President Trump’s attorney, has raised issues of attorney-client privilege and the crime-fraud exception to that privilege. Attorney-client privilege is the client’s right…
  • Apr 11

    Supreme Court issues slightly modified opinion in Ex-Parte: Carter

    Supreme Court issues slightly modified opinion in Ex-Parte: Carter
    On April 11, 2018 the Supreme Court issued a slightly modified opinion of its March 21, 2018 decision in Ex-Parte: Carter. It appears to have made three minor changes that do not affect the general ruling. First, it adds a footnote indicating…
Rank this Week: 527

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

Covers family law and criminal law in Canada. By Georgialee Lang.

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Apr 17

    Should a Child Have His/Her Own Lawyer in Custody Cases?

    Should a Child Have His/Her Own Lawyer in Custody Cases?
    The Ontario Court of Appeal has recently answered the question posed above in a case where a father asked the court to appoint a private lawyer for his two children, where he also sought to increase his parenting time with them. (Mader v.…
  • Apr 10

    Professional Who Changes His Career Focus Receives Minimal Spousal Support Relief

    Professional Who Changes His Career Focus Receives Minimal Spousal Support Relief
    In my view the heaviest family litigation traffic amongst aging boomers will be in reviews, variations, and applications to terminate spousal support, based on section 17 of the Divorce Act. The Hepburn case is illustrative of this…
  • Apr 4

    Grey Divorce: Spousal Support for Husbands?

    Grey Divorce: Spousal Support for Husbands?
    Is it more difficult for a husband to obtain a spousal support order? Mr. Lee would likely say that it is….(Lee v. Lee, 2014 BCCA 383) The Lee’s were married for 20 years with no children and were ages 56 and 49 at the time of…
Rank this Week: 470

New York Family Law Blog

New York Family Law Blog

Covers family law topics. Published by New York attorney, Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkfamilylawblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Matter of B. v J.

    Matter of B. v J.
    Matter of B. v J. 2018, NY Slip Op. 02148 L.B., Petitioner, Respondent. Continue reading
  • Feb 25

    Palaia v Palaia

    Palaia v Palaia
    2018 NY Slip Op 01076 2/14/18 This is an appeal from Westchester County Supreme Court. The order that is under appeal deals with branches of the defendant’s motion which addresses stipulations between the parties from a settlement back…
  • Oct 8

    Matter of Isiah (Terry C.)

    Matter of Isiah (Terry C.)
    Matter of Isiah (Terry C.) NY Slip Op. 06954 October 4, 2017 Continue reading
Rank this Week: 608

A Child is Missing

A Child is Missing

Reports on federal Hague Convention child abduction cases By Joel R. Brandes.

http://joelbrandes.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 595

Virginia Family Law

Virginia Family Law

Covers Virginia family law issues. By Jason A. Weis.

http://www.familylawva.com/
  • May 30

    A Comprehensive Guide to Virginia Child Support

    A Comprehensive Guide to Virginia Child Support
    This is a Comprehensive Guide to Virginia Child Support What are the laws on child support in Virginia? It’s a straightforward question, but one that requires a comprehensive discussion. This guide on Virginia child support laws…
  • May 9

    My Spouse Has Changed

    My Spouse Has Changed
    Researchers may have hit upon one factor explaining many Northern Virginia divorces:  Personality Evolution.  The longest personality study ever conducted confirms that people change so dramatically as they grow older that…
  • Feb 20

    Finding Hidden Assets During Divorce

    Finding Hidden Assets During Divorce
    According to the National Endowment for Financial Education, 31% of U.S. adults who combined assets with a spouse or partner say they have been deceptive about money and 58% of these adults say they hid cash from their partner or…
Rank this Week: 435

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

Covers divorce, spousal support and property division in California. By the Law Offices of Nancy J. Bickford, APC.

http://www.sandiegodivorceattorneysblog.com/
  • May 28

    Types of Expert

    Types of Expert
    In a previous blog, we talked about different classes of experts (Joint, Hired Gun, Review) employed in family law cases.  In this blog, we will talk about the different “types” of experts we use in family law.  Forensic…
  • May 24

    Hiring an Expert in Your Family Law Case

    Hiring an Expert in Your Family Law Case
    Lawyers love to make jokes about how bad we are at math.  Often those jokes include statements like, “if I were good at math I would have become an engineer” or if “I was good at math and science I would be a doctor not…
  • May 21

    Divorce Insurance

    Divorce Insurance
    A new product has just come on the market that may have piqued your interest if you are going through a divorce: Divorce Insurance. That’s right, you read correctly, divorce insurance actually exists! A man named Richard Zizian, a legal…
Rank this Week: 454

New York Personal Injury Lawyer…

New York Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkinjurylawyer247blog.com/
  • Sep 22

    Supreme Court, Bronx County

    Supreme Court, Bronx County
    A Bronx Estate Litigation Lawyer said that, defendant-appellant moved pursuant to CPLR 510(1) to change the venue of the instant matter from Bronx County to Westchester County more than three years after the commencement of the action and…
  • Sep 22

    Supreme Court, Bronx County

    Supreme Court, Bronx County
    A Bronx Estate Litigation Lawyer said that, defendant-appellant moved pursuant to CPLR 510(1) to change the venue of the instant matter from Bronx County to Westchester County more than three years after the commencement of the action and…
  • Sep 22

    Supreme Court, Bronx County

    Supreme Court, Bronx County
    A Bronx Estate Litigation Lawyer said that, defendant-appellant moved pursuant to CPLR 510(1) to change the venue of the instant matter from Bronx County to Westchester County more than three years after the commencement of the action and…
Rank this Week: 537

Cardozo Law Student Chapter -…

Cardozo Law Student Chapter - Children's Rights Institute

Cardozo law student division of CRI founded by 2010 Cardozo graduates Danielle Goldstein and Benjamin Ryberg. CRI-Cardozo has over 40 student members and is dedicated to raising awareness about human rights abuses against children.

http://www.childrensrightsinstitute.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 475

NY Divorce Attorney Blog

NY Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers New York divorce law. By David Centeno.

https://nyuncontesteddivorceattorney.com/wordpress/
  • 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…
  • Apr 30

    New Divorce Audio Coaching Program Helps Parents Minimize Effects of Divorce on Their Childre

    New Divorce Audio Coaching Program Helps Parents Minimize Effects of Divorce on Their Childre
    Much has been made about the effects of divorce on children. Some studies claim that children end up as alcoholics or abusers, others claim they are more prone to divorce. Regardless it is pretty obvious that divorce does have a major effect…
  • Apr 23

    The Shocking Way That Porsha Stewart Found Out About Her Divorce!

    The Shocking Way That Porsha Stewart Found Out About Her Divorce!
    Porsha Stewart, the wife of former NFL star and now TV analyst Kordell Stewart, was admittedly shocked when she found out that her husband had fild for divorce. However the way it happened was even worse, imagine finding out on Twitter!? Read…
Rank this Week: 432

California Divorce and Family Law

California Divorce and Family Law

Covers celebrity marriages, child custody, child support, divorce, paternity, prenuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements, remarriage and taxes. By Jeffrey Lalloway.

http://oc-divorce.typepad.com/california_divorce_and_fa/
  • Aug 7

    The Best Thing to do After Divorce or Breakup: Yoga

    The Best Thing to do After Divorce or Breakup: Yoga
    Divorce, even at its most amicable, can cause an enormous amount of stress, anger, worry, confusion, and resentment. People often struggle to find ways to overcome the negative feelings that face them. However, in a recent study conducted by…
  • Aug 7

    'Gray Divorces' rising

    'Gray Divorces' rising
    More Baby Boomers couples in Fairfax County are calling it quits. A recent study by an area law firm shows residents older than 55 are divorcing at increasingly high rates. Calling the county "the divorce capital of Virginia," the Arlington…
  • Aug 6

    Stevie Wonder files for divorce

    Stevie Wonder files for divorce
    Stevie Wonder, 62, is ending his 11-year marriage to fashion designer Kai Millard Morris. According to a report at www.tmz.com, the Saginaw-born Wonder filed for divorce Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court using his legal name: Stevland…
Rank this Week: 494

Legal Commentary on Proposition 8…

Legal Commentary on Proposition 8 and the Right to Marry

Articles and comments by attorneys and legal scholars, and related legal news. From Michael Ginsborg.

http://prop8legalcommentary.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 28

    Farewell

    Farewell
    In May, I decided that I would need a hiatus to prepare an article on a subject unrelated to this site. I have just completed my forthcoming article for law librarians, "Ending Our Conflicts of Interest to Protect Consumers of Legal…
  • May 22

    Hiatus from my usual schedule of blogging

    Hiatus from my usual schedule of blogging
    I regret that, for at least several weeks, I will lack time to update this site on a regular basis. I face two challenges. First, I expect to publish an article on a subject I have been thinking about for 20 years.
  • May 15

    Legal news this month

    Legal news this month
    Domestic partnership
Rank this Week: 421

Law Office of Michael P. Granata…

Law Office of Michael P. Granata Blog

Covers family law.

http://www.dallasdivorcelawyer.com/divorcelawyerblog/
  • Apr 27

    Prenuptial Agreements: Can You Waive Spousal Support in a Prenup?

    Prenuptial Agreements: Can You Waive Spousal Support in a Prenup?
    A prenuptial agreement is one of the most important ways to protect yourself when you are entering into a marriage. When you create a prenuptial agreement, you can work with your soon-to-be spouse to determine what will happen if you must get…
  • Apr 13

    Changing Your Name After a Divorce

    Changing Your Name After a Divorce
    Ending a marriage involves taking many formal legal steps to dissolve your partnership. In addition to getting a final decree of divorce, you may want to take another step to permanently end your association with your former spouse as well.…
  • Mar 30

    Key Factors to Consider in Stepparent Adoption

    Key Factors to Consider in Stepparent Adoption
    Adoption can be complicated under Texas law, but there is a more streamlined process to make stepparent adoption easier. Stepparent adoption occurs when a new spouse adopts his or her husband's or wives' biological child. A Dallas family…
Rank this Week: 1141

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Apr 20

    10 Tips for Attorneys on a CEQA Project

    10 Tips for Attorneys on a CEQA Project
    The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)(Pub Res C §§21000–21189.3) applies to most public agency decisions to carry out, authorize, or approve projects that could have adverse effects on the environment. Attorneys are…
  • Apr 18

    How To Effectively Cite Authority: Tips from a Judge

    How To Effectively Cite Authority: Tips from a Judge
    How you include legal citations in a motion’s supporting memorandum can make the difference between being successfully persuasive and losing credibility. Here is citation advice from the Honorable W.F. Rylaarsdam, retired Justice of the…
  • Apr 16

    3 Things to Know about the Crime-Fraud Exception

    3 Things to Know about the Crime-Fraud Exception
    Exceptions to the attorney-client privilege in California are set out in Evid C §§956–962. Of particular interest since the FBI’s raid on the office of President Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen has been the…
Rank this Week: 979

Jacksonville Divorce Attorney Blog

Jacksonville Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers Florida divorce, child custody, and child support. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.jacksonvilledivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Distribution of Assets of a Trust not allowed by Florida Divorce Court

    Distribution of Assets of a Trust not allowed by Florida Divorce Court
    Equitable distribution in Florida during a divorce can be a frightening prospect.  What are the rules regarding distribution of assets of a trust in a divorce?  Does the divorce court have the authority to distribute trust assets?…
  • Apr 11

    The Nelson Case: Non-Marital Property By Contract With An Irrevocable Trust

    The Nelson Case: Non-Marital Property By Contract With An Irrevocable Trust
    In a Florida divorce case, sometimes, a marital asset can become non-marital property of one spouse by contract.  Or one spouse can become the beneficial owner of marital property by transferring it to an irrevocable trust. In Nelson v.…
  • Apr 2

    Non-Marital Assets and Liabilities in Florida Divorce

    Non-Marital Assets and Liabilities in Florida Divorce
    Non-marital assets and liabilities are defined in Florida Family Law as 1) assets acquired and liabilities incurred by either party prior to the marriage, and assets acquired and liabilities incurred in exchange for such assets and…
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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.

https://kinglawoffices.com/blog/
  • Apr 20

    How Divorce Impacts Your Bankruptcy Case

    How Divorce Impacts Your Bankruptcy Case
    Divorce and bankruptcy can overlap for couples who are having both relationship and financial problems. Dealing with both of these issues at once can be complex and require an understanding of various different laws. Bankruptcy is controlled…
  • Apr 19

    WRC Workshop Addresses ‘Legal Aspects of Separation & Divorce’

    WRC Workshop Addresses ‘Legal Aspects of Separation & Divorce’
    For Immediate Release Contact: Cindy Rose, director@wrchickory.org    May 8, 2018 Workshop WRC Workshop Addresses ‘Legal Aspects of Separation & Divorce’ HICKORY — Women facing separation or divorce need to…
  • Apr 19

    Alzheimer’s 101 – Understanding the Basic

    Alzheimer’s 101 – Understanding the Basic
    What is Alzheimer’s Disease? Alzheimer’s disease is defined as an irreversible, progressive mental deterioration that can occur in middle or old age. It is the most common form of dementia. What causes Alzheimer’s Disease?…
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Roscich & Martel Law Firm LLC Blog

Roscich & Martel Law Firm LLC Blog

Covers Illinois family law and estate planning needs.

http://www.randrattys.com/napervilledivorceattorney
  • Apr 19

    Understanding Marital and Nonmarital Property

    Understanding Marital and Nonmarital Property
    In 1992, an Illinois jury convicted a man of raping and murdering an 11-year-old girl. But 20 years later, DNA evidence cleared the man of these charges and he was released from jail. He filed a lawsuit against various government entities and…
  • Apr 12

    Can You Reconcile the Differences with Your Spouse?

    Can You Reconcile the Differences with Your Spouse?
    Married couples can file for divorce in Illinois regardless of fault. Traditional “at fault” grounds include adultery, physical or mental cruelty, alcohol abuse, and impotence. But as of 2016, Illinois divorces can be based on…
  • Apr 5

    How to Get an Annulment in Illinoi

    How to Get an Annulment in Illinoi
    An annulment, which Illinois calls “declaration of invalidity of marriage,” is another way to end a marriage. Annulment is not the same thing as divorce. When your marriage is declared invalid, legally it is like the marriage…
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Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

Covers California divorce and child custody law. By Beck Law.

http://www.santarosafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 19

    Infidelity Statistic

    Infidelity Statistic
    The infidelity statistics in this country are astounding. If you are married to someone who does not know the meaning of fidelity, you are not alone. If you are married to a serial cheater, you have probably considered divorce. Should you get…
  • Apr 5

    Filing for a Legal Separation

    Filing for a Legal Separation
    If your marriage just is not working, perhaps it has crossed your mind for your and your spouse to take a break from one another. Many couples feel unease about the finality of a complete split and opt for a legal separation in lieu of a…
  • Mar 26

    Does Living Together Before Marriage Increase Chances of Divorce?

    Does Living Together Before Marriage Increase Chances of Divorce?
    Living together? Research has long indicated that couples who wed at a young age are more likely to divorce than their older counterparts. What about couples who choose to move in together before tying the knot? Living Together – What…
Rank this Week: 1048

The Blog of the Law Offices of…

The Blog of the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone

Covers New Jersey criminal law, family law and personal injury law.

https://anthonycarbonepersonalinjurylawyer.com/blog/
  • Apr 19

    You Can Still Get Arrested – Even with an MMJ Card!

    You Can Still Get Arrested – Even with an MMJ Card!
    What’s your guess as to how many New Jersey residents have an MMJ card? The answer might surprise you, as there are only about 15,000 patients registered for New Jersey’s medical marijuana program. Now that more conditions have…
  • Apr 18

    Domestic Violence and the Dangers of Gaslighting

    Domestic Violence and the Dangers of Gaslighting
    You and your boyfriend are having a heated argument with a close male friend you have. Your boyfriend claims that your friend likes you in an intimate manner and demands that you stop talking to him immediately. This frowned upon friendship…
  • Apr 17

    Cannabis in NJ: What You Need to Know about Today’s Law

    Cannabis in NJ: What You Need to Know about Today’s Law
    Cannabis is a hot topic here in NJ and across the nation. The current powers that be are contemplating legalizing marijuana for recreational use. In the meantime, New Jersey’s medical marijuana program first became law in 2010. Most…
Rank this Week: 1154

Long Island Family Law and…

Long Island Family Law and Mediation Blog

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

http://www.longislandfamilylawandmediation.com/
Rank this Week: 777

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber,…

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber, PLLC

Covers bankruptcy, family law, foreclosure, and real estate law in New York.

http://vaughnweberlaw.com
  • Apr 16

    Important Tasks an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer Performs to Prepare a Strong Case

    Important Tasks an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer Performs to Prepare a Strong Case
    What does an experienced personal injury lawyer in the Bronx do for those who have suffered personal injuries? Many personal injury victims search for answers to this question. They perform a number of important tasks for you. For example:…
  • Apr 5

    The Types of Construction Accidents that Labor Law Attorneys Deal With

    The Types of Construction Accidents that Labor Law Attorneys Deal With
    The life of a construction worker is always at risk on a construction site. Construction site accidents can cut a life short unexpectedly. Those who survive the inevitable may receive injuries that turn their lives upside down.  If you…
  • Mar 28

    A Forklift Tips Over in Brooklyn and Kills a 46-year-Old Construction Worker From Queen

    A Forklift Tips Over in Brooklyn and Kills a 46-year-Old Construction Worker From Queen
    Life is totally unexpected! You never know what is going to a happen in the next five seconds. You may get the best news of your life. You may also be a victim of some tragedy. Accidents can happen anytime and anywhere without warning. In…
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Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Apr 16

    FAQs About Child Support in California

    FAQs About Child Support in California
    If you are new to California’s child support laws, there’s probably a lot that you don’t know and this lack of knowledge gets well-meaning parents, namely non-custodial parents (the ones who pay child support), into…
  • Apr 9

    What Parents Must Know About Moving Out & Away

    What Parents Must Know About Moving Out & Away
    Divorce is known for being complicated and stressful, even when couples manage to have an amicable divorce. It’s understandable considering the number of financial matters that must be addressed, the change in residential status,…
  • Apr 2

    Are You Ready for Divorce?

    Are You Ready for Divorce?
    If you’re asking yourself, “Am I ready to get a divorce?” you may be under stress right now. Perhaps you just had a big blowout with your spouse. Perhaps doors were slammed, voices were raised, and someone slept on the…
Rank this Week: 669

Brownn Family Law

Brownn Family Law

Feature information and updates on Minnesota divorce and family law issues. By Brown Law Offices, PA.

http://www.mnfamilylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 972

Lucas Law Blog

Lucas Law Blog

Covers personal injury and family law. By Joseph M. Lucas & Associates, L.L.C.

http://www.lucaslaw.com/barrington-lawyer
  • Apr 13

    Dram Shop Law Allows Drunk Driving Victims to Sue Alcohol Server

    Dram Shop Law Allows Drunk Driving Victims to Sue Alcohol Server
    Motor vehicle accidents involving intoxicated drivers can cause serious injuries and death. The victim in a drunk driving crash can sue the driver for personal injury compensation and the loss of a loved one. There is a third-party…
  • Mar 15

    Consider Long-Term Investments in Divorce Settlement

    Consider Long-Term Investments in Divorce Settlement
    You are likely to take an immediate financial hit after going through a high asset divorce. You are required to equitably divide your marital properties with your former spouse, leaving you with roughly half of the marital assets you…
  • Feb 13

    Avoid Talking to Insurance Companies Before Your Personal Injury Attorney

    Avoid Talking to Insurance Companies Before Your Personal Injury Attorney
    The initial conversations you have with an insurance company after an injury can determine how much the company will cover your health expenses. The goal of an insurance adjuster is to get you to admit fault or downplay your injuries so…
Rank this Week: 1136

NJ Family Legal Blog

NJ Family Legal Blog

Covers New Jersey family law. By Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://njfamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Apr 12

    Appellate Division Issues New Decision on Cohabitation

    Appellate Division Issues New Decision on Cohabitation
    In the midst of our ongoing quest for guidance as to how and when to apply the 2014 cohabitation statute, comes the Appellate Division’s recent unpublished (not precedential) decision in J.S. v. J.M.  While the decision does not…
  • Mar 26

    Deference to Division of Child Protection and Permanency Findings Not Absolute

    Deference to Division of Child Protection and Permanency Findings Not Absolute
    Although the typical matrimonial practitioner may not undertake Division of Child Protection and Permanency (“Division”) on a regular basis, we oftentimes face situations wherein a trial court, in a related matrimonial…
  • Mar 1

    Read This Before You Press “Record”

    Read This Before You Press “Record”
    Technology is making it easier and easier to satisfy our curiosity about just what the heck the people in our lives are up to.  Are you curious about your husband’s whereabouts?  You could plant a GPS device on his car. …
Rank this Week: 1018

International Family Law

International Family Law

Covers international divorce law, international child custody, international child abduction and international prenuptial agreements. By Jeremy Morley.

http://www.internationalfamilylawfirm.com/
  • Apr 10

    Risk of Child Abduction to Jordan Requires Continuing Supervised Visitation

    Risk of Child Abduction to Jordan Requires Continuing Supervised Visitation
    Jeremy D. MorleyRelying on my expert testimony as to the great difficulty of returning abducted children from the country of Jordan, and in light of other serious risk factors of potential international child abduction, the Chancery Court of…
  • Mar 27

    Divorce in Bulgaria

    Divorce in Bulgaria
    Jeremy D. Morleywww.international-divorce.comStatutory Regimes and Prenuptial AgreementsPrenuptial and postnuptial agreements may be entered into under Bulgarian law. In the absence of such an agreement, the statutory matrimonial property…
  • Mar 23

    Section 498A Divides the Supreme Court of India

    Section 498A Divides the Supreme Court of India
    Jeremy D. MorleyA vigorous dispute that affects non-resident Indians throughout the world is playing out within the Supreme Court of India itself about a notorious provision in India’s Penal Law.   Section 498A of the Indian…
Rank this Week: 1024

Updates in Michigan Family Law

Updates in Michigan Family Law

Covers adoption, annulment, child abuse, child custody and support, cohabitation, property division, domestic violence, divorce and separation. By Jeanne Hannah.

http://jeannehannah.typepad.com/blog_jeanne_hannah_traver/
  • Apr 10

    Foster Care Placement: Should this be a Mitigating Factor in Sentencing?

    Foster Care Placement: Should this be a Mitigating Factor in Sentencing?
    Daniel Pollack and colleagues write recently of a challenging issue facing today's children, families, schools, courts, law enforcement, and communities. The topic is whether multiple foster care placements during childhood should be…
  • Feb 6

    From NCMEC | The Online Enticement of Children

    From NCMEC | The Online Enticement of Children
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has analyzed reported of patterns and trends of online child sexual predators and has compiled a report that focuses on offenders’ goals and tactics, the nature of child/offender…
  • Jan 29

    Bullying in School | By Students? | How Teachers Can Help

    Bullying in School | By Students? | How Teachers Can Help
    Bullying can have serious, and sometimes fatal consequences. Yesterday, August 2, 2017, CBS reported on the suicide of a 12-year-old girl--Mallory Grossman--who was a straight-A student who loved gymnastics. Mallory, killed herself on June 14…
Rank this Week: 866

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/
  • Apr 9

    The Many and Varied and Intertwined Reasons Why Alimony and Child Support Obligations Get Revisited

    The Many and Varied and Intertwined Reasons Why Alimony and Child Support Obligations Get Revisited
    In an unpublished decision in the matter of  T.M. v. R.M., A-4724-16T3 (App. Div. April 5, 2018), the Appellate Weddings rings and large bills of money Division considered a plaintiff’s appeal of the trial court’s denial…
  • Mar 28

    Parental Rights and Obligations of Sperm Donors in New Jersey

    Parental Rights and Obligations of Sperm Donors in New Jersey
    How does the law define what constitutes a parent and who is a parent?  According to New Jersey’s Parentage Act, a “parent and child relationship” is “the legal relationship existing between a child and the…
  • Mar 16

    Can I Deduct Your Fees?

    Can I Deduct Your Fees?
    The legal fees incurred with regard to a divorce can be substantial. I have written several blog posts in the past cautioning litigants of how their decisions and actions during a divorce matter can dramatically impact the level of legal fees…
Rank this Week: 679

Missouri Divorce and Family Law…

Missouri Divorce and Family Law Blog

Covers alimony/maintenance, bankruptcy, child support, custody and visitation, divorce, paternity, property division and taxes. By Mark Wortman.

http://familylaw.mwortmanlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 851

California Divorce Blawg

California Divorce Blawg

Covers current events in divorce. By John E. Harding.

http://www.hardinglaw.com/blog
  • Mar 29

    Do the Next Right Thing: A Process to Handle Personal Crisi

    Do the Next Right Thing: A Process to Handle Personal Crisi
    The Divorce Process Do the Next Right Thing: A Process to Handle Personal Crisis After losing a relationship, we highly recommend that you learn to take the next right action and regain control of your life.…
  • Mar 16

    Donald Trump Jr. and wife file for divorce

    Donald Trump Jr. and wife file for divorce
    Donald Trump Jr. and wife file for divorce After twelve years of marriage, Donald Trump Jr. and his wife Vanessa have filed for divorce. Please click here for more info. Visit hardinglaw.com for more information on California family law and…
  • Mar 16

    Who’s on Your Team? 

    Who’s on Your Team? 
    Divorce Process Who’s on Your Team?  Don’t go through divorce alone: build a team! http://www.divorcemag.com/newsletter-blog/whos-on-your-team-not-referring-to-the-superbowl To learn more about California Family Law, please…
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