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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/
  • Sep 25

    Telemedicine and Abortion

    Telemedicine and Abortion
    From The Huffington Post: A new study is challenging the premise of laws across the country prohibiting abortions administered through telemedicine. Nineteen states require a clinician to be present when a woman takes medicine to end her…
  • Sep 24

    Adoption Misconception

    Adoption Misconception
    From The Chicago Tribune: When Christine DeLoach decided to adopt, a few questions crossed her mind. Would an adoption agency be concerned that she was a single mother? What about the limited space in her small New York City apartment?...
  • Sep 23

    Women in Tunisia Now Free to Marry Non-Muslim

    Women in Tunisia Now Free to Marry Non-Muslim
    From BBC News: A spokeswoman for President Beji Caid Essebsi made the announcement and congratulated women on gaining "the freedom to choose one's spouse". Until now, a non-Muslim man who wished to marry a Tunisian Muslim woman had…
Rank this Week: 158

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/
  • Sep 25

    Fatherless children? Why would any mother or father think this is a good idea?

    Fatherless children? Why would any mother or father think this is a good idea?
    Children need both parents to grow up as healthy, fully-functioning adults. Mothers who seek to exclude a child's other parent from the child's like are doing the child a great disservice--a great harm. "Children who grow up without a…
  • Sep 22

    Unwed parents : Adoption | Prompt Action by Father Saves the Day

    Unwed parents : Adoption | Prompt Action by Father Saves the Day
    Seeking an order of filiation after having been given notice that a petition for an adoption has been filed, resulted in an order of filiation being entered. Therefore, when the legal father showed up at the adoption hearing and contested the…
  • Aug 9

    Relocation Cases | What Standards will a Court Follow in Decisions?

    Relocation Cases | What Standards will a Court Follow in Decisions?
    In a landmark decision, the New Jersey Supreme Court reversed nearly two decades of law in a landmark decision on Tuesday by setting a new standard when it comes to the relocation of children in child custody cases. In Bisbing...
Rank this Week: 138

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/
Rank this Week: 115

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Sep 15

    Can My Ex Transfer Her Parental Rights To Her Parents?

    Can My Ex Transfer Her Parental Rights To Her Parents?
    Question: My ex joined the military over a year ago and left my son with her mother. I have supervised visits but would like to have primary custody since my ex is not in the picture as much. Can she just transfer her parental rights like…
  • Sep 14

    Enforcing Family Court Orders With Contempt Action

    Enforcing Family Court Orders With Contempt Action
    Court-issued orders during or after divorce, such as a child support order or visitation schedule, are legally binding. Failing to abide by the conditions listed in the order can lead to you being held in contempt and will subject you to…
  • Sep 13

    Video: Responding To Divorce Paper

    Video: Responding To Divorce Paper
    Divorce is one of those things that you often don’t get the chance to prepare for. When you’re unexpectedly served with divorce papers, it can create waves of panic about what steps you need to take and what your future is going…
Rank this Week: 55

Family-In-Law

Family-In-Law

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

http://family-in-law.com/
  • May 23

    What’s New in Minnesota Family Law: 2017 Edition

    What’s New in Minnesota Family Law: 2017 Edition
    What’s new with you? The first rule of blogging: don’t stop blogging. Because while I’ve been offline, the law hasn’t slowed down. Right now we have ... The post What’s New in Minnesota Family Law: 2017…
  • Oct 16

    STOP! before you file that Appeal.

    STOP! before you file that Appeal.
    Time for an appeal. You lost. Badly. (Bigly?) It wasn’t even close. You’ll even be paying the other side’s fees. It’s okay. It happens. That’s what ... The post STOP! before you file that Appeal. appeared…
  • Aug 15

    Same as it ever was? Minnesota’s (Not So) New Cohabitation Law

    Same as it ever was? Minnesota’s (Not So) New Cohabitation Law
    Not with a bang, but a whimper. Such is Minnesota’s first brush with alimony reform. On August 1, 2016, Minnesota’s spousal maintenance law gained a newly-minted ... The post Same as it ever was? Minnesota’s (Not So)…
Rank this Week: 104

Law Matters Blog

Law Matters Blog

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

http://vtlegalhelp.com/our-blog/
  • Jan 27

    The (Drunk) Elephant in the Room

    The (Drunk) Elephant in the Room
    This piece by Amy E. Davis, Esquire was featured in the Vermont Bar Journal, Winter, 2016-17, Volume 42, No. 3. In a recent episode of “How to Get Away with Murder,” hot-shot defense attorney Annalise Keating has her law license…
  • Sep 29

    Reading Too Much Into Thing

    Reading Too Much Into Thing
    Note: This post was originally published through SCOV Law. Town of Milton Board of Health v. Brisson, 2016 VT 56 Whenever I see a case involving a Board of Health, my mind jumps straight to those homes in Hoarders that get condemned. Have you…
  • Apr 27

    What’s In a Name?

    What’s In a Name?
    Note: Attorney Davis original wrote this post in her capacities as a contributor to SCOV Law. In this case, Defendant Albert Bingham appeals from the trial court’s declaratory judgment. Before the SCOV even rules on it, Bingham files a…
Rank this Week: 147

The Helpful Lawyer

The Helpful Lawyer

A Texas sole practioner's blog on issues that face my clients.

http://www.jackrobinson.com/blog/
  • Apr 13

    A Power of Attorney can be misused to financially exploit an elderly person

    A Power of Attorney can be misused to financially exploit an elderly person
    A Power of Attorney can be misused to financially exploit an elderly person A Power of Attorney can be misused to financially exploit an elderly person In this last part of a 4 part blog, we focus on the serious harm caused when people misuse…
  • Apr 11

    Wrongful use of a Power of Attorney is financial abuse the elderly

    Wrongful use of a Power of Attorney is financial abuse the elderly
    Wrongful use of a Power of Attorney is financial abuse the elderly Wrongful use of a Power of Attorney is financial abuse the elderly In this 3rd part of a 4 part blog, we focus on the serious harm caused when people misuse the powers granted…
  • Apr 6

    Stop financial abuse of the elderly through Power of Attorney misuse

    Stop financial abuse of the elderly through Power of Attorney misuse
    Stop financial abuse of the elderly through Power of Attorney misuse Stop financial abuse of the elderly through Power of Attorney misuse In this 2nd part of a 4 part blog, we focus on the serious harm caused when people misuse the powers…
Rank this Week: 142

Child Custody Blog

Child Custody Blog

Covers child custody, divorce, and family law matters.

http://www.childcustodycoach.com/blog
  • Nov 27

    Disability and Child Custody - Are Disabled Parent’s Handicapped in Family Court?

    Disability and Child Custody - Are Disabled Parent’s Handicapped in Family Court?
    Parent’s with a disability have been rightfully concerned about whether their disability can effect child custody and visitation. Many states still remain silent on this issue or do not have adequate laws to protect disabled parents in…
  • Nov 26

    What Age Can a Child Decide Which Parent to Live With?

    What Age Can a Child Decide Which Parent to Live With?
    “At what age can a child decide which parent to live with?” This is one of the most frequently asked questions among parents involved in a child custody and visitation situation. It would seem that the answer would be a simple one…
  • Jul 31

    The Coaching Commons Article on The Custody Coach™ by Mark Joyella

    The Coaching Commons Article on The Custody Coach™ by Mark Joyella
    The Custody Coach™: Can a Coach Be an Advocate, Educator and…a Coach? by Mark Joyella You’ve heard of the “coach approach.” But what, exactly, is the Child Custody Coach™ approach? Steven Carlson says he identified the child…
Rank this Week: 105

Texas Family Law Blog

Texas Family Law Blog

Covers family law in Texas. By Hutton Law, PLLC.

http://www.austintexaslegal.com/Blog/
  • Sep 25

    Dealing with the New School Year After Your Divorce in Texa

    Dealing with the New School Year After Your Divorce in Texa
    Some divorce cases are fortunately finalized in summer where you can still have ample time to make the transition before the school year starts. However, no matter how much time you have set aside for the transition and preparation for the…
  • Sep 22

    Why You Should Be Careful When Signing Texas Divorce Form

    Why You Should Be Careful When Signing Texas Divorce Form
    There are many people who are getting a divorce but are choosing not to hire a Texas divorce attorney. Most of the time, it is because they underestimate the situation, thinking that it’s too simple to be needing a divorce…
  • Sep 21

    How To Establish Paternity in Texa

    How To Establish Paternity in Texa
    When a married couple has a child, even without properly establishing paternity, people will automatically assume that the husband is the father. In order for that thought to be legally changed at court, ample evidence is necessary.…
Rank this Week: 2140

Dallas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Dallas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Texas family law issues. By Guest & Gray.

http://www.dallasdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 25

    What Does 50/50 Custody Mean and am I Entitled to 50/50 Custody in Texas?

    What Does 50/50 Custody Mean and am I Entitled to 50/50 Custody in Texas?
    More and more people are moving towards more of a 50/50 custody schedule. There is no specific provision that entitles parties to 50/50 possession in Texas as of now, but with the introduction of a bill last legislative session that would…
  • Sep 19

    How Does a Court Decide They Should Terminate Parental Rights in Texas?

    How Does a Court Decide They Should Terminate Parental Rights in Texas?
    Understanding the standards used to make a decision when a CPS termination has been started can be crucial. Whether you are attempting to adopt through foster care or you are facing a termination hearing yourself, understanding the way the…
  • Sep 13

    What are the Requirements for a Valid Premarital Agreement in Texas?

    What are the Requirements for a Valid Premarital Agreement in Texas?
    Pre-nuptial agreements, called premarital agreements under Texas law, are frequently in the news and even in pop culture references (shout-out to Kanye West).  You may think that living in Dallas, Kaufman, or Rockwall County that you…
Rank this Week: 3315

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, family law, and nonprofit law information for Lancaster County and Pennsylvania residents. From Russell, Krafft & Gruber.

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Sep 25

    The Great Social Enterprise Pitch Finalists Are…

    The Great Social Enterprise Pitch Finalists Are…
    Last week, the finalists for The Great Social Enterprise Pitch were announced. In case you haven’t been following along, The Great Social Enterprise Pitch is a Central Pennsylvania-focused business plan competition organized by the…
  • Sep 18

    Lukewarm Is No Good – Turning Your Hobby into a Busine

    Lukewarm Is No Good – Turning Your Hobby into a Busine
    In celebration of Roald Dahl Day  last Wednesday, someone posted the above quote from the multi-talented British novelist (and short story writer, poet, screenwriter, and fighter pilot) on r/GetMotivated on Reddit. This quote describes…
  • Sep 15

    Marketers and Influencers: How Should You Make Disclosures Online?

    Marketers and Influencers: How Should You Make Disclosures Online?
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently issued an updated version of its Endorsement Guides, which includes important information about the FTC’s current thoughts on when and how material connections between brands and endorsers…
Rank this Week: 4391

Minick Law Blog

Minick Law Blog

Covers DWI, civil rights, family law, workers compensation, and criminal justice.

http://www.minicklaw.com/asheville-attorney-blog/
Rank this Week: 1401

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/
  • Sep 25

    the Kentucky clerk who denied same sex couples marriage licenses can be sued

    the Kentucky clerk who denied same sex couples marriage licenses can be sued
    ASHLAND, Ky. (CN) – Two lawsuits against Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis – who refused to marry same-sex couples after the historic U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage – will proceed, but only against Davis in…
  • Sep 25

    rob karkashian is paying $20,000 month in child support

    rob karkashian is paying $20,000 month in child support
    Rob Kardashian has agreed to pay $20,000 a month in child support, ending a vicious custody battle with his former fiancée, Blac Chyna. As part of the agreement, Chyna dropped her domestic violence allegations against the reality TV…
  • Sep 25

    fraud during the marriage in Indianpolis couples divorce.

    fraud during the marriage in Indianpolis couples divorce.
    Veteran financial fraud investigators had never seen anything like it before: A bankruptcy scam in which an Indiana woman stole her husband’s identity—while they were still married—and began to loot his 401(k) retirement…
Rank this Week: 4409

St. Charles Divorce Lawyer Blog

St. Charles Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law with an emphasis on divorce. By Doug Bellon of The Bellon Law Group.

http://www.stcharlesdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 25

    Missouri Child Support Obligations May Extend Beyond Age of Emancipation

    Missouri Child Support Obligations May Extend Beyond Age of Emancipation
      In most cases, child support  in Missouri ends when a child graduates high school after his eighteenth birthday.  As we have addressed in previous blogs, a parent’s Missouri child support obligation may also continue…
  • Jan 3

    Examining Changes To The Way We Calculate Missouri Child Support

    Examining Changes To The Way We Calculate Missouri Child Support
    As we have discussed in previous blogs, the method to calculate the presumed child support amount in Missouri Family Courts is dictated by Missouri  Supreme Court Rule and through the use of the  “Form…
  • Jan 3

    Examining Changes To The Way We Calculate Missouri Child Support

    Examining Changes To The Way We Calculate Missouri Child Support
    As we have discussed in previous blogs, the method to calculate the presumed child support amount in Missouri Family Courts is dictated by Missouri  Supreme Court Rule and through the use of the  “Form…
Rank this Week: 2047

Domestic Diversions

Domestic Diversions

Covers relationships, families and family law.

http://domesticdiversions.com
  • Sep 25

    Rule One: Understanding your kid is a copycat!

    Rule One: Understanding your kid is a copycat!
    CNN references a Rule 1 for one aspect of parenting: modeling good behavior. Ask yourself: Is there some aspect where this Rule 1 would not apply? Kelly Wallace writes (excerpt): Rule No. 1 seems simple enough but is too often…
  • Sep 24

    Always watching: Is Facebook the real “Big Brother?”

    Always watching: Is Facebook the real “Big Brother?”
    CNN Money focuses a moment on Facebook’s most recent example of tracking everything about you. Since people willingly sacrifice privacy for the privilege of using their pages, they watch you and then sell you to advertisers. Tracking…
  • Sep 5

    Embarking on this great adventure

    Embarking on this great adventure
    CNN recently posted the Presidential hand-off letter–from Obama to Trump–on Inauguration Day 2017. Might the four points apply to all of us? 1. Use your blessings to help others. 2. Be a leader, by action and example. 3. Be…
Rank this Week: 572

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Sep 25

    What You Need to Know About Paternity

    What You Need to Know About Paternity
    To establish paternity means to establish who a child’s legal father is. The child’s legal father is responsible for financially supporting his child, and he has the right to seek custody and visitation of his child. If a…
  • Sep 18

    Questions to Ask Yourself About Divorce

    Questions to Ask Yourself About Divorce
    Deciding to divorce is a big ordeal; for most it’s overwhelming at first. So, if you have decided to file for divorce or if your spouse has decided to end the marriage, you’re probably wondering what you need to do to get …
  • Sep 11

    5 Financial Tips for Spouses Getting Divorced

    5 Financial Tips for Spouses Getting Divorced
    On television and in the movies, divorcing women are often portrayed as victims. Meanwhile, their husbands suffer in silence as they pack their bags, write out alimony checks and see their children one evening a week and every other…
Rank this Week: 4413

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
  • Sep 25

    3 Keys to Structuring a Contract

    3 Keys to Structuring a Contract
    Before you draft any of the provisions, you need to consider how you will structure the contract. In a nutshell, think about what to include, how to organize it, and ease of reading. 1. Consider the principles of contract construction. A…
  • Sep 22

    What to Tell a Client When the Case Lacks Merit

    What to Tell a Client When the Case Lacks Merit
    When you’re hired to make an initial case evaluation, make sure you have an understanding with the client that, if you find that the case lacks merit, you won’t provide any further representation on it. A case may seem compelling…
  • Sep 20

    How Tenants Can Get Remedies for Habitability Violations and Nuisance

    How Tenants Can Get Remedies for Habitability Violations and Nuisance
    When a landlord severely neglects maintenance issues or another tenant’s behavior causes a nuisance, California law gives tenants several ways to get relief. Tenants dealing with habitability violations or nuisances can bring an…
Rank this Week: 1999

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Covers developments in Tennessee family law.

http://herstontennesseefamilylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3232

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Sep 24

    News Essentials: 25th September 2017

    News Essentials: 25th September 2017
    A brief summary of the essential family law news and cases from the last week:NEWSLabour-backed report calls for more generous legal aid systemReview criticises coalition government’s cuts and calls for new law enshrining right to…
  • Sep 21

    Common sense R.I.P.

    Common sense R.I.P.
    Well, hopefully there was some common sense in my posts this week on Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog, which included:Common sense drowns in a sea of guidance - Thoughts that occurred whilst reading the new…
  • Sep 21

    President of Family Division tells new family lawyers: “We have to embrace technology.”

    President of Family Division tells new family lawyers: “We have to embrace technology.”
    Over 200 family lawyers and other family justice professionals at the start of their careers gathered today (Thursday) in Central London, to take part in Resolution’s inaugural national YRes conference.The conference, aimed at those…
Rank this Week: 1033

Pendleton Judicial Training…

Pendleton Judicial Training Updates

The official repository of the "Minnesota Judicial Training Updates," which provides judicial tips for judges and attorneys.

http://www.PendletonUpdates.com
  • Sep 24

    EXPOSING IMPLICIT RACIAL BIAS DURING JURY SELECTION…HOW?

    EXPOSING IMPLICIT RACIAL BIAS DURING JURY SELECTION…HOW?
      Attorneys, judges and jurors all want to see themselves as fair, equitable, and rational, yet studies show that despite our best intentions none of us are free from bias. Implicit bias refers to unconsciously held biases that do not…
  • Jul 24

    TEN TIPS THAT EVERY NEW ATTORNEY SHOULD KNOW

    TEN TIPS THAT EVERY NEW ATTORNEY SHOULD KNOW
    PERSONAL UPDATE: I woke up this morning realizing that it had been 6 months since my last post. One of the drawbacks to the aging process is that time seems to pass so much faster than when we were younger. … Continue reading →
  • Jan 15

    The “Rule of Primacy”, The Cornerstone to Effective Trial Advocacy: Plus Some Bonus Acting Tip

    The “Rule of Primacy”, The Cornerstone to Effective Trial Advocacy: Plus Some Bonus Acting Tip
    RULE OF PRIMACY: Following the “Rule of Primacy” is one of the easiest (yet most overlooked) ways for attorneys to improve their trial performance. If you’re a young attorney with aspirations of becoming the next Clarence…
Rank this Week: 1389

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Sep 23

    Family Law Lawyers Must Resist Temptation to Take on Their Client’s Cause as Their Own

    Family Law Lawyers Must Resist Temptation to Take on Their Client’s Cause as Their Own
    In a recent discipline decision from Ontario the presiding adjudicator, David Wright, spoke a sensible caution to family law lawyers whose passion for their clients’ causes can obscure their professional objectivity. He also referenced…
  • Sep 17

    Politicians Wake Up: Canadians Overwhelmingly Support Shared Parenting

    Politicians Wake Up: Canadians Overwhelmingly Support Shared Parenting
    In a poll conducted by leading Canadian pollsters, Nanos Research, the results revealed that 70% of Canadians support shared parenting. Thirteen per cent opposed shared parenting and 17% were undecided. Nanos conducted an RDD dual frame…
  • Sep 12

    No-Show Father Ordered to Pay Over a Half a Million Dollars in Child Support Arrear

    No-Show Father Ordered to Pay Over a Half a Million Dollars in Child Support Arrear
    In this British Columbia Supreme Court case, the parents of two children separated in 2001 and in 2003 entered into a separation agreement. The agreement stated that the father’s income was $90,000 per year and that he would pay…
Rank this Week: 4131

CA Divorce Mediation

CA Divorce Mediation

Introduces people to the mediation process as an alternative to a traditional divorce. By California Divorce Mediators.

http://www.cadivorcemediators.com/blog/
  • Sep 23

    Does Adultery Have An Impact On A California Divorce Case Today?

    Does Adultery Have An Impact On A California Divorce Case Today?
    Are you wondering whether cheating can have an impact on your divorce case or not? If that is the case, here is all that you should know about adultery.  A marriage can end when one of the spouses discovers that the other is having an…
  • Sep 22

    Understanding The Emotional Impact of Divorce

    Understanding The Emotional Impact of Divorce
    Divorce happens due to a number of reasons, like lack of intimacy, infidelity and abuse. It generally occurs in multiple stages, what relationship experts term “divorce cascade”. A marriage about to end is peppered with rising…
  • Sep 21

    Tips for Dealing with Mixed Emotions After Divorce

    Tips for Dealing with Mixed Emotions After Divorce
    Once your divorce is finalized, you may go through mixed feelings about your former spouse. Though you may be sure that getting a divorce was the best possible solution for you, you may find that there are some days when you still miss her or…
Rank this Week: 2191

Ohio Family Law Blog

Ohio Family Law Blog

Provides family law and divorce information for Ohio families. By Holzfaster, Cecil, McKnight & Mues.

http://www.hcmmlaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 649

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

By Alan Robert Burton.

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

    The Flynn v. McCraney Ruling: When Florida Courts do Not Award Legal Paternity to the Biological Father

    The Flynn v. McCraney Ruling: When Florida Courts do Not Award Legal Paternity to the Biological Father
    Except where adoption is involved, many people think of genetic relationships as the most important thing that links parents and children. In Florida’s family law system, that is not always the case. It is entirely possible for a man to…
  • Sep 20

    What the Koscher v. Koscher Case Shows Us About Imputed Income in Florida

    What the Koscher v. Koscher Case Shows Us About Imputed Income in Florida
    When the phrase “imputed income” is mentioned, the first image that comes to many people’s minds is the media stereotype of the deadbeat dad. They picture a man who refuses to seek work or who only takes jobs that pay under…
  • Sep 15

    Preventing Paternity Fraud in Florida

    Preventing Paternity Fraud in Florida
    One of the criticisms most frequently leveled at family court systems in the United States is that they treat fathers as walking checkbooks, imposing heavy child support obligations on them and invading their privacy to ensure that they pay…
Rank this Week: 4238

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By John S. Yohanan.

http://www.bayareadivorceattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2312

North Carolina Divorce Lawyers…

North Carolina Divorce Lawyers Blog

Covers family law. By Woodruff Family Law Group.

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

    Who Has Standing to Apply for Custody in NC? – Part 1: Constitutional Right

    Who Has Standing to Apply for Custody in NC? – Part 1: Constitutional Right
    By: Jennifer A. Crissman, Attorney, Woodruff Family Law Group             If you have been involved with a highly contentious custody case in the Triad, you know that family members will…
  • Sep 20

    Heart Balm Torts: Playing Doctor and Nurse

    Heart Balm Torts: Playing Doctor and Nurse
    By Carolyn J. Woodruff, North Carolina Family Law Specialist Winston Salem, North Carolina: Malecek v. Williams (2017) Derek Williams is a Forsyth County doctor who had an affair apparently, or at least allegedly, with his nurse. Playing…
  • Sep 15

    Danger Lurking Next Door

    Danger Lurking Next Door
    Dear Carolyn, I have been reading the horrid stories about children being left in hot cars.  I also have been troubled by my next door neighbor leaving her seven-year-old son alone this summer while she goes to work.  I have seen…
Rank this Week: 1254

Hook Law Center Blog

Hook Law Center Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Virginia.

https://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • Sep 22

    Myths about Public Benefit

    Myths about Public Benefit
    In my years as an elder law practitioner, I’ve had clients come into me professing extensive knowledge of public benefits (particularly Medicaid) that were wildly off-base. There are any number of myths that have to do with public…
  • Sep 18

    The Equifax Data Breach: Take This One Step Now

    The Equifax Data Breach: Take This One Step Now
    As you have probably heard by now, Equifax, one of the three major credit reporting agencies, was hacked earlier this summer. As a result, nearly half the U.S. population’s personal data, including full names, addresses, dates of birth,…
  • Sep 8

    Palliative Care and Hospice: Quality of Life for Patients with Serious Illne

    Palliative Care and Hospice: Quality of Life for Patients with Serious Illne
    Hook Law Center, P.C. recently had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Marissa Galicia-Costillo from Sentara Norfolk General at our most recent Coffee with Colleagues seminar to discuss the difference between hospice and palliative care. While many…
Rank this Week: 1775

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Spousal Support – California Divorce Law

    Spousal Support – California Divorce Law
    Determining Spousal Support. Divorcing couples often have questions regarding the financial obligations of a higher-earning spouse toward a lesser-earning spouse. In some instances, one spouse may not have held gainful employment at all,…
  • Sep 14

    Divorcing a Missing Spouse

    Divorcing a Missing Spouse
    Divorcing a spouse that is missing? Is it possible to divorce your spouse when you have no idea where he or she is? The short answer is yes, but you will have to go through some extra work, wait about six months, and you may not get a final…
  • Sep 13

    Divorce after a Long-Term Marriage

    Divorce after a Long-Term Marriage
    Dealing with a divorce can be especially difficult for someone in a long-term marriage . Studies show that men over 65 are divorcing at double the rate of the 1980s and women are divorcing at triple their former rate. In fact, 5% of all…
Rank this Week: 2353

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/
  • Sep 22

    “Anonymous v. Anonymous”- Filing A New York Divorce Secretly

    “Anonymous v. Anonymous”- Filing A New York Divorce Secretly
      Huma Abedin filed a motion to have her New York divorce against Anthony Weiner calendared, docketed and heard secretly.  The request would allow their divorce to be listed on the New York County Supreme Court’s dockets as…
  • Jul 31

    Long Separation, No Divorce? No Equitable Distribution!

    Long Separation, No Divorce? No Equitable Distribution!
    What happens when a couple separates, but for some reason, despite the passage of time, don’t divorce?   Suppose still further that during the long separation when the parties have been married but living separately, one of…
  • Jun 27

    How is Child Custody and Decision-Making Determined in New York?

    How is Child Custody and Decision-Making Determined in New York?
    There is a welcome trend in child custody cases in New York- parents, the courts and even New York divorce attorneys, are all recognizing the importance of both parents being engaged in making decisions effecting their children’s…
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Kentucky Law Blog

Kentucky Law Blog

Covers Kentucky family, criminal and business law. By Gatlin Voelker, PLLC.

http://www.gatlinvoelker.com/blog/
  • Sep 22

    What are 3 reasons why I should create estate plans today?

    What are 3 reasons why I should create estate plans today?
    You may not think that having a will and estate plans are all that important. According to USA Today, you are not alone; 15 percent of Americans do not feel they need estate plans and 27 percent of them are not...
  • Sep 15

    Can unpaid child support interfere with tax refunds?

    Can unpaid child support interfere with tax refunds?
    If you are required to pay child support, you could find yourself facing an array of financial problems that make it difficult to stay current. For example, you might have lost your job or been through an unexpected accident that...
  • Sep 9

    How can I protect my business from divorce?

    How can I protect my business from divorce?
    Before you file your divorce papers in Fort Mitchell, think about how it can affect your business. If you are not careful, you could risk everything you have worked so hard for to a spouse who contributed considerably less or...
Rank this Week: 1614

Wayne Dawkins Lawyers' Perth…

Wayne Dawkins Lawyers' Perth Family Law Blog

Covers divorce and separation in Australia.

http://www.waynedawkinslaw.com.au/blog/
  • Sep 21

    Why you should seriously consider the Collaborative Process?

    Why you should seriously consider the Collaborative Process?
    Why you should seriously consider the Collaborative Process for your Family Law case? http://www.waynedawkinslaw.com.au/collaborative-divorce/ In the August 2017 edition of Brief, the monthly magazine published by The Law Society of Western…
  • Jul 26

    The Future of Family Law

    The Future of Family Law
    Why I believe the Collaborative process is the future for Family Law is summed up by Suzan Barrie Aiken, the President of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals who said in The Collaborative Review 2017 Vol 16 Iss 1:…
  • Jul 9

    Protecting Your Belonging

    Protecting Your Belonging
    My friend told me that I should move as many of my personal belongings into her house as I can in case my ex doesn’t let me have them. Should I do that? When you’re separating, it can be tempting to move your belongings out of the…
Rank this Week: 1235

Shaw Family Law Blog

Shaw Family Law Blog

Covers Illinois family law.

http://www.kanecountydivorceattorneys.com/st-charles-lawyers
  • Sep 21

    Can My Child Choose His or Her Own Parenting Time Schedule?

    Can My Child Choose His or Her Own Parenting Time Schedule?
    The short answer is this: it depends on the child and the circumstances he or she is facing. Typically, Illinois courts permit adolescents age 14 and over to weigh in on their parenting time schedule. When a young man or woman expresses a…
  • Sep 14

    Your Responsibilities during Your Divorce Mediation

    Your Responsibilities during Your Divorce Mediation
    When you decide to use mediation, rather than litigation, to end your marriage, you and your spouse can save yourself a significant amount of time and money. Although mediation is often “easier” than completing a courtroom …
  • Sep 7

    Talking to Your Adult Children about Your Divorce

    Talking to Your Adult Children about Your Divorce
    For divorcing parents, talking to their children about the divorce can be one of the most difficult parts of the pre-divorce process. These discussions often include talking to children about the changes that will occur and stressing that…
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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
  • Sep 21

    Getting a Divorce while Pregnant In Illinoi

    Getting a Divorce while Pregnant In Illinoi
    Going through a divorce while pregnant can be stressful. In addition to the emotional aspect, there may be added legal delays to the divorce until the child is born in order to address all the issues that apply to the child in the final…
  • Sep 14

    Common Law Marriage: Spousal Maintenance and Property Division

    Common Law Marriage: Spousal Maintenance and Property Division
    One important issue that comes up when a couple goes through a divorce is the question of spousal support and property division. Generally, if a spouse meets certain factors under Illinois law, a court is likely to award spousal support and…
  • Sep 7

    Filing for Legal Separation

    Filing for Legal Separation
    The decision to get a divorce is sometimes made after a couple has been apart for a while. This may sometimes be because the couple is not completely sure that they want to end the marriage, or because the couple needs to remain married for…
Rank this Week: 1497

Family Law & Divorce Information…

Family Law & Divorce Information in Houston, Texas

By Busby & Associates.

http://busby-lee.com/familylawblog
  • Sep 21

    How your court testimony can impress a Judge in Houston Divorce Proceeding

    How your court testimony can impress a Judge in Houston Divorce Proceeding
    Michael Busby Divorce cases in Houston tend to get a little bit complicated for those who are visiting the courts for the first time. You do not know where the washrooms are, you do not know the court procedures, you are anxious because the…
  • Sep 13

    Is adultery a ground for a Houston divorce?

    Is adultery a ground for a Houston divorce?
    Michael Busby One of the major causes of marriages to fail is the ‘forbidden fruit’. If you are the type who always sees the proverbial greener grass over your neighbor’s fence, then you are courting a Houston divorce. In…
  • Sep 7

    How to get divorced in Harris County Texa

    How to get divorced in Harris County Texa
    Michael Busby A petition for divorce will start the process.  All lawyers must e-file petitions while non-lawyers can still hand file.  All cases in Harris county are confidential for 30 days.  Public access and thus online…
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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/
  • Sep 21

    Join Attorney John B. Crotts at the NBI Seminar

    Join Attorney John B. Crotts at the NBI Seminar
    Join Attorney John B. Crotts, partner of King Law, in Asheville, NC on Monday, October 23rd as he presents at the NBI seminar, The Probate Process from Start to Finish. This seminar will cover everything from the initial filing, law of…
  • Sep 19

    So, You’re in a Lawsuit, What is “Discovery”?

    So, You’re in a Lawsuit, What is “Discovery”?
    In the state of South Carolina “discovery” is a pretrial process in which each party through the rules of civil procedure can obtain evidence from the other side. Even though engaging in discovery can add to the expense of a case,…
  • Sep 14

    Traffic Stops and the 4th Amendment

    Traffic Stops and the 4th Amendment
    When the framers of the constitution drafted the 4th amendment, it is safe to say they could not anticipate the invention of the automobile and certainly not their essential function in the daily life of Americans. Fortunately, the…
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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/
  • Sep 21

    Unenforceability of Japanese Custody and Hague Abduction Convention Order

    Unenforceability of Japanese Custody and Hague Abduction Convention Order
    Jeremy D. Morley*Child custody orders are not enforced in Japan. There is merely a provision for a fine, but it is usually de minimis and rarely employed.  It does not impede a parent with physical possession of a child from denying the…
  • Sep 11

    Chinese Recognition of Foreign Divorce Judgment

    Chinese Recognition of Foreign Divorce Judgment
    Jeremy D. MorleyIt has been reported that on 30 June 2017, “for the first time in history,” a Chinese court recognized and enforced a U.S. commercial monetary judgment. Dr. Jie (Jeanne) Huang, Chinese Court Unprecedentedly…
  • Aug 31

    A decade later, Santa Ana dad still fights for his son’s return from Japan

    A decade later, Santa Ana dad still fights for his son’s return from Japan
    http://www.ocregister.com/2017/08/29/a-decade-later-santa-ana-dad-still-fights-for-his-sons-return-from-japan/By SUSAN CHRISTIAN GOULDING | sgoulding@scng.com | Orange County Register8/29/17In an alternate life, Keisuke Collins would have…
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Our Family Wizard Blog

Our Family Wizard Blog

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

http://www.ourfamilywizard.com/ofw/index.cfm/blog/
  • Sep 21

    3 Reasons to Consider Parenting Education During Divorce

    3 Reasons to Consider Parenting Education During Divorce
    3 Reasons to Consider Parenting Education During Divorce As a parent going through a divorce or separation, knowing how to best help your children through the changes going on in your family might not be so clear. Moreover, knowing how to…
  • Sep 19

    Divorce and Your Child's Education: 3 Tips to Help Avoid Academic Setback

    Divorce and Your Child's Education: 3 Tips to Help Avoid Academic Setback
    Divorce and Your Child's Education: 3 Tips to Help Avoid Academic Setbacks In an ideal world, the stress of divorce or separation would have no impact on a child's education or their enjoyment of school. In reality, ensuring that your child's…
  • Sep 14

    Why Your Family Should Celebrate National Stepfamily Day

    Why Your Family Should Celebrate National Stepfamily Day
    Why Your Family Should Celebrate National Stepfamily Day Celebrated since 1997, National Stepfamily Day is an unofficial holiday that aims to promote the understanding and celebration of stepfamilies and blended families. Stepfamilies have…
Rank this Week: 2774

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/
  • Sep 20

    Podcast: Domestic Abuse & Harassment: Restraining Orders & Orders For Protection Under Minnesota Law

    Podcast: Domestic Abuse & Harassment: Restraining Orders & Orders For Protection Under Minnesota Law
    The Family Law Show returns, with a summary of the issues involved in obtaining, or defending against, an Order for Protection or Harassment Restraining Order. The conduct giving rise to either Order may impact litigants in three types of…
  • Sep 13

    Starting Over: Life After an Emotionally Abusive Marriage

    Starting Over: Life After an Emotionally Abusive Marriage
    Divorce inevitably creates heartbreak. That’s an irreducible part of the process. But the extent of the mental and emotional suffering depends sensitively not just on the divorce process but also on what happened in the relationship…
  • Aug 27

    The Grandparent’s Guide to Surviving Your Daughter’s Minnesota Divorce

    The Grandparent’s Guide to Surviving Your Daughter’s Minnesota Divorce
    Your adult daughter is getting a divorce. Guess who’s likely to be spending more time with the grandchildren? The assumption may be intrusive, but it’s also natural; after all, in a time of crisis like this, to whom else can your…
Rank this Week: 659

Divorce Done Differently

Divorce Done Differently

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

http://www.familylawcenter.us/index.php/blog
  • Sep 20

    Validity of a Marriage

    Validity of a Marriage
    Marriage – Legally what constitutes a valid marriage?  Many couples marry in a church, take religious vows, and consider their marriage a religious contract.  But when faced with divorce, many of these couples are surprised to…
  • Aug 7

    Frequently asked questions about Child Custody or a Parenting Plan

    Frequently asked questions about Child Custody or a Parenting Plan
    FAQ’s about a parenting plan or child custody agreement:  Q: What is a parenting plan or child custody agreement? A: During a separation parents need to create a plan to decide how their children will be cared for going forward.…
  • Jul 28

    Work Change Marriage Breakdown

    Work Change Marriage Breakdown
    Anthony Scaramucci and his wife have filed for Divorce. Scaramucci is the new White House communication director. He has been prominent in the news over the last week since joining Trump’s White House. Scaramucci, 53, has been married…
Rank this Week: 2942

James M. Burns Blog

James M. Burns Blog

Covers criminal defense and family law in Florida.

http://pensacoladefenselawyer.com/blog
  • Sep 20

    Are drunk driving checkpoints legally justified?

    Are drunk driving checkpoints legally justified?
    In the state of Florida, police frequently set up drunk driving checkpoints where they randomly stop drivers to determine if they might be too drunk to drive. These checkpoints have caught many intoxicated drivers. However, some opponents to…
  • Jul 28

    Consider this when making your Florida parenting plan

    Consider this when making your Florida parenting plan
    If you and your ex-spouse can work together and come to peaceful agreement on important issues, you could be excellent candidates for shared 50-50 parenting plan arrangements. These days, Florida courts are eager to support parents in…
  • Jun 30

    Build a strong strategy to divorce with confidence

    Build a strong strategy to divorce with confidence
    When divorce comes knocking, it affects every area of your life. For those already well established in their careers and well into saving for retirement and other investments, the process can prove quite complex. Still, if you know that...
Rank this Week: 1861

Seattle Attorneys Blog

Seattle Attorneys Blog

Covers criminal, family and Injury law. By Blair & Kim, PLLC.

http://www.seattleattorneysblog.com/
  • Sep 20

    Washington Protection Order Violations and Burglary

    Washington Protection Order Violations and Burglary
    Washington defendants are entitled to a unanimous jury verdict.  Washington criminal defense attorneys know, however, that this general rule can become complicated when there are multiple acts underlying the charges.  If multiple…
  • Sep 13

    Washington Left-Turn Driver Not Liable for Motorcyclist’s Injurie

    Washington Left-Turn Driver Not Liable for Motorcyclist’s Injurie
    Under Washington law, a driver intending to turn left at an intersection must yield to a vehicle approaching from the opposite direction that is in the intersection or close enough to be an immediate hazard.  This rule seems fairly…
  • Sep 7

    Sentencing Enhancement for Proximity to School Bus Stop in Washington Drug Case

    Sentencing Enhancement for Proximity to School Bus Stop in Washington Drug Case
    Drug possession, manufacture, or sale that occurs in certain public places carries enhanced penalties under Washington law. Prison time or fines may be as much as double as what is otherwise allowed. Under RCW 69.50.435, locations that can…
Rank this Week: 1464

Hildebrand Law Blog

Hildebrand Law Blog

Discusses Arizona Law in Relation to Divorce and Separately Owned Businesses.

https://www.hildebrandlaw.com/blog.aspx
  • Sep 20

    Proving Property is Sole and Separate Property in an Arizona Divorce

    Proving Property is Sole and Separate Property in an Arizona Divorce
    Proving Property is Sole and Separate Property in an Arizona Divorce In the case of Foster vs. Foster, the husband filed an appeal of the trial court’s division of guns in an Arizona divorce. The court awarded some of the guns to the…
  • Sep 13

    Violation of Due Process Rights in an Arizona Child Custody Hearing

    Violation of Due Process Rights in an Arizona Child Custody Hearing
    Violation of Due Process Rights in an Arizona Child Custody Hearing The Arizona Court of Appeals in the Cruz v. Garcia case had to address whether Mother’s Due Process rights were violated when a judge entered final child custody orders…
  • Sep 11

    Can a Same Sex Couple Establish Paternity of a Child  in Arizona

    Can a Same Sex Couple Establish Paternity of a Child  in Arizona
    Can a Same-Sex Couple Establish Paternity of a Child in Arizona The Arizona Court of Appeals in the case of Turner v. Oakley had to decide if a same-sex couple can establish paternity of a child conceived by artificial insemination in…
Rank this Week: 1728

Fort Lauderdale Divorce Lawyer…

Fort Lauderdale Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, custody, and child support. By Sandy T. Fox, P.A.

http://www.fortlauderdaledivorcelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3523

Ontario Family Law Blog

Ontario Family Law Blog

Covers family law and collaborative team practice issues. By Galbraith Family Law.

http://www.ontariofamilylawblog.com
  • Sep 20

    Discussing Your Divorce: Avoiding Dangerous Advice

    Discussing Your Divorce: Avoiding Dangerous Advice
      There comes a time in our life when you must make decisions based on what lies ahead in your future. The decision could be to pack up and move to another country for a promotion, go back to school, get married, start a family, even…
  • Aug 9

    Limited Scope Retainers and Self-Rep

    Limited Scope Retainers and Self-Rep
                                               Are Limited Scope Retainers Right for Everyone? You may feel that you have a strong case.…
  • Mar 2

    Why Do I Need a Travel Consent Letter?

    Why Do I Need a Travel Consent Letter?
    I often have clients that ask, is it really necessary to get a travel consent letter? The short answer is yes. Unless you want to take the risk of having your beautifully planned trip ruined, then yes. It can be a small bothersome task to…
Rank this Week: 3056

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/
  • Sep 20

    Can a Parent’s Remarriage Affect the Amount of Court-Ordered Child Support in New York?

    Can a Parent’s Remarriage Affect the Amount of Court-Ordered Child Support in New York?
    When a couple splits up in a New York divorce, and the couple has children together, the court, or the divorce lawyers involved, must determine whether either of the parties is entitled to child support.  If the matter is handled in…
  • Sep 10

    College Costs in Child Support and Divorce in New York

    College Costs in Child Support and Divorce in New York
    The college application process can be a daunting thing not just for aspiring students, but also for the parents that hope to support their children’s education. When it comes to children of divorce, the concerns regarding which schools…
  • Sep 1

    What is Alternative Dispute Resolution in New York Divorces?

    What is Alternative Dispute Resolution in New York Divorces?
    For some people, the thought of going through a divorce can be terrifying. Divorces are emotional experiences, that require a great deal of thought and planning to make sure that you walk out at the other end of the procedure prepared for…
Rank this Week: 2276