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Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

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

    Common Mistakes in High Net Worth Divorce

    Common Mistakes in High Net Worth Divorce
    For most people, divorce is not easy and breaking up isn’t always the most difficult part of the process – it’s often dealing with child custody and severing the financial ties. For high-net-worth individuals, the…
  • Oct 9

    9 Things to Know About a Gray Divorce

    9 Things to Know About a Gray Divorce
    If you’re a Baby Boomer, you grew up in an era when divorce was far rarer than it is today. A lot has changed since you first said your wedding vows. In the 1960s and 1970s, most women were stay-at-home mothers, but nowadays…
  • Oct 2

    Your Marriage Under Stre

    Your Marriage Under Stre
    On a couple’s wedding day, the bride and groom make promises to each other, such as “I’ll love you for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part.” Or, perhaps…
Rank this Week: 52

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Oct 17

    Can You Use Text Messages In Court?

    Can You Use Text Messages In Court?
    Can text messages be used in court? Increasingly, family courts are using incriminating text messages and email evidence in divorce cases. In this day and age, texting is used by millions of people as a primary form of communication.…
  • Oct 13

    Can We Settle Custody Without Going To Court?

    Can We Settle Custody Without Going To Court?
    Question: My wife and I agree that our son should live with me while he spends weekends with her. Since we are in agreement, can we settle out of court? Answer: While I am not licensed to practice law in your state, I can give some general…
  • Oct 12

    Video: Second Thoughts About Divorce

    Video: Second Thoughts About Divorce
    The thought process for many people who consider divorce is often very fluid. In fact, a study from researchers at the University of Alberta and Brigham Young University found that half of people who consider divorce end up reconsidering a…
Rank this Week: 122

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/
  • 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…
  • Jun 3

    How to Say No to a Family Court Judge

    How to Say No to a Family Court Judge
    It seems simple enough. You should never agree with a Judge if you don’t actually agree with a Family Court Judge, right? Theoretically, yes, it is simple to say, “No your honor I don’t agree.” But in reality, when it…
Rank this Week: 163

Llabona Law Blog

Llabona Law Blog

Covers Florida family law issues.

http://www.llabona.com/blog/
  • Jul 25

    Florida Divorce Glossary of Important Term

    Florida Divorce Glossary of Important Term
    Divorce can be confusing, especially when you’re dealing with terms you may not understand. Making sure you know these terms will help ease some stress of your divorce. Helpful Florida divorce terms Alimony: a payment of support…
  • Jul 25

    Florida Divorce Glossary of Important Term

    Florida Divorce Glossary of Important Term
    Divorce can be confusing, especially when you’re dealing with terms you may not understand. Making sure you know these terms will help ease some stress of your divorce. Helpful Florida divorce terms Alimony: a payment of support…
  • Jul 18

    Tips for Maintaining your Sanity Through a Divorce

    Tips for Maintaining your Sanity Through a Divorce
    Divorce can cause stress and emotional turmoil, but it doesn’t have to be the reason you lose your sanity. Getting a handle on your emotions should be your number one priority during your divorce. This article provides helpful tips on…
Rank this Week: 156

Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer Blog

Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, child custody, and child support in Florida. By Wolf, Atter & Wolf, P.A.

http://www.jacksonvilledivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 17

    What is Mediation in a Florida Divorce?

    What is Mediation in a Florida Divorce?
    For many people, when you and your spouse are getting divorce, the last thing that seems possible is that you will come to agreements about how life will work once you are divorced. Florida courts, however, routinely order that couples attend…
  • Oct 10

    Divorce Can Have a Positive Outcome

    Divorce Can Have a Positive Outcome
    The dissolution of a marriage can be a frightening and stressful ordeal that many divorcing couples might not be emotionally equipped to handle on their own. Because emotions run high, even for the spouse who is seeking the break-up of the…
  • Oct 6

    What are the Legal Rights of a Victim When There is Domestic Violence?

    What are the Legal Rights of a Victim When There is Domestic Violence?
    Domestic Violence is a very serious topic. In fact, many victims of “domestic violence” dislike even using the term, because the reality is that if it were always violent, it would be much easier to detect. The truth is that…
Rank this Week: 230

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Oct 17

    We Expect Too Much From Marriage

    We Expect Too Much From Marriage
    From the Atlantic: Tall, dark, handsome, funny, kind, great with kids, six-figure salary, a harsh but fair critic of my creative output ... the list of things people want from their spouses and partners has grown substantially in recent…
  • Oct 16

    Modern Arranged Marriage in the U.S.

    Modern Arranged Marriage in the U.S.
    From New York Times: Shankar Prasad wasn’t supposed to want this. He was born in the United States, the third of four brothers from a family who immigrated to this country from India in 1975. He grew up in New...
  • Oct 15

    Divorce Jeans?

    Divorce Jeans?
    From the New York Times: You’d like to know how Ms. Abedin is doing a week and a half after appearing in divorce court? Look at her jeans. Ms. Abedin seems to be taking the path of the divorce makeover,...
Rank this Week: 241

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/
  • Oct 16

    Using Marital Assets to Pay for Obligations on Non-Marital Assets in Florida

    Using Marital Assets to Pay for Obligations on Non-Marital Assets in Florida
    In many divorce cases, one of the key areas to resolve is equitable distribution. In some marriages, the couple may have a mixture of marital assets, non-marital assets, and maybe non-marital assets that were improved or acquired in part by…
  • Oct 12

    Imputing Income to a Parent in Florida, Even When that Parent Has a Disability

    Imputing Income to a Parent in Florida, Even When that Parent Has a Disability
    In any divorce case that involves minor children, the issues of child custody and child support are likely to be important elements of the case. Sometimes, if your spouse is determined by the court to be voluntarily underemployed or…
  • Oct 5

    What Are Your Rights When You Have a Child With a Married Woman in Florida?

    What Are Your Rights When You Have a Child With a Married Woman in Florida?
    Not everyone’s family is destined to look like a “traditional family” from a 1950s “sit-com.” Some fathers will find themselves in the position of having children with women who are not their wives. These fathers…
Rank this Week: 206

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/
  • Oct 17

    Commonly Asked Estate Planning Questions- Day Two

    Commonly Asked Estate Planning Questions- Day Two
    What is Probate? The formal definition is the process by which an estate is formally established for a decedent and representatives are appointed to handle the decedent’s affairs.  Probate is not always necessary.  Depending…
  • Oct 17

    Commonly Asked Estate Planning Questions- Day One

    Commonly Asked Estate Planning Questions- Day One
    What is a Special Needs Trust and why would I need one? A Special Needs Trust is a device that allows for those receiving public benefits for a disability to still be able to enjoy the benefit of inheritance, gifts, or other transfers of…
  • Oct 16

    10th Annual National Estate Planning Awareness Week

    10th Annual National Estate Planning Awareness Week
    Today kicks off the 10th annual National Estate Planning Awareness Week.  I will do my best to help promote estate planning awareness by using this important week to address your questions and common myths about estate planning. I am…
Rank this Week: 396

Maryland Divorce Lawyer Blog

Maryland Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law with a focus on divorce on Maryland. By Anthony A. Fatemi, LLC.

http://www.marylanddivorcelawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 344

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: 412

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/
  • Sep 7

    Divorce: Can’t Find Spouse

    Divorce: Can’t Find Spouse
    Divorcing a husband you can’t find or a wife you can’t find can be challenging.  It is a maze that requires you to know where to start before you can get through it.  As a Jacksonville divorce lawyer, I sometimes have…
  • Apr 26

    Attorney Fees, Divorce

    Attorney Fees, Divorce
    As a Jacksonville divorce attorney, I understand that attorney fees in divorce cases is an issue that comes up in every case. Whether each person will pay his or her own attorney fees, or whether the other side will be forced to contribute…
  • Apr 13

    Child Support Contempt

    Child Support Contempt
    Child Support Contempt is a common issue with Jacksonville Family law and divorce cases. When it comes to child support, often child support contempt motions are part of the norm.  As a Jacksonville child support attorney and family…
Rank this Week: 330

Kevin Hickey Law Blog

Kevin Hickey Law Blog

Covers divorce, child custody and family law issues, focused on Arkansas law.

http://kevinhickeylaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 27

    Silver Linings of Single Parenting

    Silver Linings of Single Parenting
    Silver linings: for a parent during divorce, you need them. Single parenting is daunting. Divorce has the power to transform you into a better parent and that’s the greatest potential silver lining possible when you find yourself…
  • Aug 18

    Stress During Divorce

    Stress During Divorce
    I read in Psychology Today how the death of a spouse rated at 100 on this official stress scale, but divorce registered at 73. The author of this article, one Susan Pease Gadoua, disagreed; she thought divorce scored more like 100…
  • Aug 11

    Social Security and Grey Divorce

    Social Security and Grey Divorce
    If you are divorcing and your marriage lasted ten years or longer, this blog is for you; If you are a virtual voyeur, this blog also might be for you.  There’s a trend in blogs and articles now to cover a topic known now as the…
Rank this Week: 381

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Covers Virginia traffic and criminal law.

http://www.peterlouielaw.com/law-blog/
Rank this Week: 306

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 19

    Retaliatory Eviction

    Retaliatory Eviction
    RETALIATORY EVICTION In New York, tenants are protected from retaliatory eviction proceedings by RPAPL 223-b.  This statute states in summary that a landlord cannot commence a summary proceeding to evict a tenant in retaliation or…
  • Apr 13

    Punitive Damages for DWI that causes Injury

    Punitive Damages for DWI that causes Injury
    Personal Injury Actions Involving DWI’s May Lead to Punitive Damages Individuals who are injured by a person driving while intoxicated may be entitled to punitive damages in addition to the compensatory damages that awarded.  The…
  • Apr 10

    Industrial Code Violation

    Industrial Code Violation
    INDUSTRIAL CODE VIOLATIONS New York Courts are littered with Labor Law 241(6) claims that hinge on whether the correct industrial codes have been plead and supported with admissible evidence.  For a person injured in a construction…
Rank this Week: 443

Los Angeles Family Law Blog

Los Angeles Family Law Blog

Covers California divorce, child custody, child support, child visitation, and paternity. By Clarke Logan Young.

http://blog.clarkeyoung.com/
  • Feb 5

    Dividing Retirement Assets In High-Net-Worth Divorce

    Dividing Retirement Assets In High-Net-Worth Divorce
    Finding Hidden Retirement Plans Almost every divorce, whether the parties are low-net-worth or high-net-worth (HNW) individuals, involves dividing retirement assets.  Failing to divide these retirement assets properly can result in…
  • Feb 5

    Dividing Retirement Assets In High-Net-Worth Divorce

    Dividing Retirement Assets In High-Net-Worth Divorce
    Almost every divorce, whether low-net-worth or high-net-worth (HNW) individuals, involves dividing retirement assets, and failing to divide these retirement assets properly can result in significant, unanticipated, irreversible, negative…
  • Jan 20

    Borderline Personality Disorder Comes Slowly Out of the Shadow

    Borderline Personality Disorder Comes Slowly Out of the Shadow
    As an attorney who litigates Borderline divorces in Los Angeles and who consults nationally and internationally with spouses of Borderlines, attorneys and child custody evaluators, watching Borderline Personality Disorder (“BPD”)…
Rank this Week: 295

Ayo and Iken PLC Blog

Ayo and Iken PLC Blog

Covers Florida divorce, custody, paternity, and child support.

http://www.18884mydivorce.com/blog/
  • Dec 20

    Same Sex Marriage & Divorce – January 6th, 2015

    Same Sex Marriage & Divorce – January 6th, 2015
    * December 19th, 2014 – well … it looks like this is really going to happen. The US Supreme Court just declined to extend the stay on the already existing Federal Court Order invalidating the Florida ban on same sex marriage. We…
  • Dec 20

    Same Sex Marriage & Divorce – January 6th, 2015

    Same Sex Marriage & Divorce – January 6th, 2015
    * December 19th, 2014 – well … it looks like this is really going to happen. The US Supreme Court just declined to extend the stay on the already existing Federal Court Order invalidating the Florida ban on same sex marriage. We…
  • Nov 4

    Where Do I Look To Determine If Your Spouse Is Hiding Assets in a Florida Divorce

    Where Do I Look To Determine If Your Spouse Is Hiding Assets in a Florida Divorce
    If you are involved in a marital dissolution in Florida, both you and your spouse have a fiduciary obligation to provide full financial disclosure to your marital partner. Full disclosure of assets, debts and income and expenses between the…
Rank this Week: 307

Piccolo Law Offices Blog

Piccolo Law Offices Blog

Covers Nevada law in the areas of civil litigation, estate planning, and family law.

https://piccololawoffices.com/blog/
  • Oct 17

    Can a Decision from an Unemployment Appeal Be Used in Another Case?

    Can a Decision from an Unemployment Appeal Be Used in Another Case?
    Sometimes clients hire me to do an unemployment appeal with the Nevada DETR and also have another claim against their employer, such as wrongful discharge, discrimination, or retaliation. At times, they assume they can use the referee’s…
  • Oct 17

    How Do I Know if My Unemployment Appeal Was Filed on Time?

    How Do I Know if My Unemployment Appeal Was Filed on Time?
    In Nevada, either an employee or employer can file an appeal to reconsider an unemployment benefits decision. The rule is that a party must file an appeal within 11 days of the date that DETR mails out its notice of determination;…
  • Oct 16

    What Are the Pass Rates for the Nevada Bar Exam?

    What Are the Pass Rates for the Nevada Bar Exam?
    Nevada’s bar exam is viewed by many as one of the most difficult in the country based on its low pass rates. For example, in 2016, Nevada’s overall pass rate was 52%, behind only California (40%), South Dakota (50%), and Arizona…
Rank this Week: 536

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/
  • Oct 17

    How to Reclaim Your Social Life After Divorce

    How to Reclaim Your Social Life After Divorce
    How to Reclaim Your Social Life After Divorce Going through a separation or divorce tends to change a lot about one's life, and it might feel like the enjoyable parts of life have been put on hold, both at home and in your social circle. It…
  • Oct 12

    How To Debunk Your Child's Post-Divorce Fear

    How To Debunk Your Child's Post-Divorce Fear
    How To Debunk Your Child's Post-Divorce Fears How much do you think your child knows about divorce? Their previous exposure to the concept and process may have been limited to representations in television shows or stories they heard from…
  • Oct 10

    Documented Messaging Alone Won't End Conflict

    Documented Messaging Alone Won't End Conflict
    Documented Messaging Alone Won't End Conflict Messages may, in fact, exacerbate discord between co-parents. When conflict in co-parenting makes traditional methods of communication unsuitable for your situation, you may be feeling…
Rank this Week: 686

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
  • Oct 16

    4 Reasons to Get Help on a Fee Motion

    4 Reasons to Get Help on a Fee Motion
    Just because you successfully handled the merits of a case doesn’t mean that you should take on a large or complex fee motion that arises from it. It may be time to bring in someone with fee motion expertise. Here are four reasons to…
  • Oct 13

    Can Opinion Come In Under the Business-Records Exception?

    Can Opinion Come In Under the Business-Records Exception?
    Here’s a common evidence question: Are opinions admissible when they’re in business records? The answer is generally “yes,” as long as the statement of opinion is in a writing that qualifies otherwise for the…
  • Oct 11

    5 Things to Include in Every Estate Plan

    5 Things to Include in Every Estate Plan
    So you’ve gathered the client’s data—personal and financial—and know the client’s objectives. What do you do? Here are 5 typical documents you’ll need for the estate plan. Will. A client who needs an estate…
Rank this Week: 827

Family Law & Divorce Information…

Family Law & Divorce Information in Houston, Texas

By Busby & Associates.

http://busby-lee.com/familylawblog
  • Oct 16

    Grounds under Which a Divorce can be filed

    Grounds under Which a Divorce can be filed
    Michael Busby Most people feel that divorce should come as a last resort when having marital problems and indeed it should be. You should seek counseling, mediation, ‘alone time’ during holidays and even parental intervention…
  • Oct 9

    Houston divorce and family law mediator

    Houston divorce and family law mediator
    Michael Busby My name is Michael Busby. I am a divorce and family law attorney who practices in Harris and Ft. Bend County Texas. Most of the mediators listed are older attorneys who rely primarily on referrals. Some have websites but most do…
  • Sep 28

    How to find a good Houston divorce lawyer

    How to find a good Houston divorce lawyer
    Michael Busby Most people are cynical about finding a good lawyer. The general perspective is that lawyers are conniving, greedy and morally corrupt. However, this is generalization and these exact traits can be said of any other profession.…
Rank this Week: 620

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
  • Oct 14

    What you think, what you know, and what you can prove

    What you think, what you know, and what you can prove
    One goes into a hearing or trial trying to establish various facts that will hopefully lead the court to rule in the desired manner. However the court is looking for “proof” of these facts. Merely alleging these facts exist is…
  • Oct 5

    Getting arbitration awards turned into court orders (or preventing it from happening)

    Getting arbitration awards turned into court orders (or preventing it from happening)
    Many of my colleagues are turning to arbitration to resolve family law disputes. Few seem aware that an arbitrator’s award does not automatically become a valid court order. South Carolina’s Uniform Arbitration Act, Title 15,…
  • Sep 20

    Building better restraining order

    Building better restraining order
    A few weeks ago I blogged about what I considered ill-conceived child custody restraining orders. These restraints criminalized behavior that, while not ideal, are hardly incarceration worthy (e.g., no vulgarity around the children),…
Rank this Week: 969

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
  • Oct 12

    Division of Retirement Assets in an Illinois Divorce

    Division of Retirement Assets in an Illinois Divorce
    When most people think about the division of assets in their divorce, they may overlook one important asset – their retirement accounts. Retirement accounts held by either spouse are divisible in a divorce, depending on when the money…
  • Oct 5

    The Role of a Guardian Ad Litem in a Divorce

    The Role of a Guardian Ad Litem in a Divorce
    Divorces can be as difficult for children as it is for the parents, if not more difficult. If the parents are particularly hostile to each other and fight over all the issues, including time-sharing and parental responsibility, the children…
  • Sep 28

    The Discovery Process in an Illinois Divorce

    The Discovery Process in an Illinois Divorce
    A divorce case, like every other case that is filed in a court of law, will at some point in the process require the parties to exchange crucial information. The process through which this information is exchanged is known as discovery. The…
Rank this Week: 798

Northern Kentucky Lawyer Blog

Northern Kentucky Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury and accidents, DUI, criminal defense, bank side bankruptcy cases, creditors' rights, divorce and family custody, and estate planning. By Fessler Schneider & Grimme.

http://www.fsgattorneys.com/blog
  • Oct 12

    Kentucky Personal Injury Attorney Honored

    Kentucky Personal Injury Attorney Honored
    David F. Fessler has been honored by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys as one of the top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys in Kentucky for “Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service.” This honor is very gratifying…
  • Oct 4

    Personal Injury Attorneys in Kentucky and Ohio

    Personal Injury Attorneys in Kentucky and Ohio
    No one wants to be the person or people in the car in this picture.  Unfortunately, with over 200 million drivers on the roads in the United States, it is quite possible you could be hit by another driver.  In Kentucky, as in most…
  • Aug 30

    Personal Injury Attorneys in Kentucky and Ohio

    Personal Injury Attorneys in Kentucky and Ohio
    Fessler, Schneider, & Grimme wish you a wonderful three day weekend.  Labor Day is the last three day weekend of the summer season and everyone wants to take advantage of it.  Most of us will drive to friends or relatives for…
Rank this Week: 1035

Shaw Family Law Blog

Shaw Family Law Blog

Covers Illinois family law.

http://www.kanecountydivorceattorneys.com/st-charles-lawyers
  • Oct 11

    Why Are Women More Likely to Initiate Divorce Proceedings than Men?

    Why Are Women More Likely to Initiate Divorce Proceedings than Men?
    Divorces occur between all types of couples for a variety of reasons. Just like no two couples and no two marriages are alike, every divorce is unique in its own way. But this does not mean that there are not measurable patterns and…
  • Oct 5

    The Divorce Mediator’s Job

    The Divorce Mediator’s Job
    If you and your spouse decide to complete the divorce process through mediation, you will work with a divorce mediator to reach an appropriate, equitable divorce settlement. Although many divorce mediators are lawyers, your divorce mediator…
  • Sep 28

    Can We Save Our Marriage?

    Can We Save Our Marriage?
    When you are facing difficulties in your marriage, do not jump immediately to divorce. If you and your spouse are willing to put in the work, you can overcome your difficulties and emerge as a stronger couple than you were previously. But…
Rank this Week: 769

Creative Resolutions Blog

Creative Resolutions Blog

Covers New York family law and divorce law. By Andrea Vacca.

http://www.newyorkdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 11

    Dear Anthony and Huma: Please Make Court the Last Resort for Your Divorce

    Dear Anthony and Huma: Please Make Court the Last Resort for Your Divorce
    On September 25th, Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in prison for sending sexually explicit text messages to a minor. In this article I do not wish to comment on his crime or sentencing, but rather the interesting dynamic in court…
  • Oct 11

    Dear Anthony and Huma: Please Make Court the Last Resort for Your Divorce

    Dear Anthony and Huma: Please Make Court the Last Resort for Your Divorce
    On September 25th, Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in prison for sending sexually explicit text messages to a minor. In this article I do not wish to comment on his crime or sentencing, but rather the interesting dynamic in court…
  • Aug 29

    Drawing On My Family’s Painful Divorce Experience to Help My Clients Avoid The Same

    Drawing On My Family’s Painful Divorce Experience to Help My Clients Avoid The Same
    Why did you choose to be a divorce lawyer? This is a common question people ask me, and the answer I commonly give is that I initially wanted to work in an area where I could litigate and work with people — as opposed to working with…
Rank this Week: 494

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: 724

Erlich Law Office Family Law Blog

Erlich Law Office Family Law Blog

By Erlich Law Office, LLC.

http://erlichlegal.com/blog/
  • Oct 10

    How Mental Illness Impacts Child Custody

    How Mental Illness Impacts Child Custody
    Many parents with mental illness will face a number of challenges regarding child custody. Unfortunately, many of these individuals don’t seek mental health services out of fear of losing custody. The custody loss rate for parents who…
  • Sep 14

    The Lifespan of Child Support in Illinoi

    The Lifespan of Child Support in Illinoi
    While child support in Illinois usually ends when a child reaches the age of majority, the child’s specific circumstances can significantly impact the lifespan of support payments. School status, emancipation, and disability may also…
  • Sep 7

    Modifying the Allocation of Parental Responsibilitie

    Modifying the Allocation of Parental Responsibilitie
    While the allocation of parental responsibilities is finalized with an Allocation Judgement entered in a divorce or parentage case, this enforceable court order is modifiable under certain circumstances. However, there is a specific process…
Rank this Week: 1021

Kentucky Law Blog

Kentucky Law Blog

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

http://www.gatlinvoelker.com/blog/
  • Oct 9

    Divorced couple disagrees over use of frozen embryo

    Divorced couple disagrees over use of frozen embryo
    The legal application of the law often changes according to the time in which it is applied. Shifts in legislation, public opinion, societal norms and even technology may call legal issues (even those concerning family matters) into question.…
  • Oct 6

    Should recent research impact your custody decisions?

    Should recent research impact your custody decisions?
    As you face your divorce proceedings, you may wonder how you will come out of the process successfully. Because success in relation to divorce can seem like an oxymoron, you could feel that any decisions made only indicate future…
  • Sep 29

    What are my rights when I'm facing a criminal charge?

    What are my rights when I'm facing a criminal charge?
    If you are arrested and charged with a criminal charge in Kentucky, you have specific rights owed to you under the law. These rights cannot be taken away from you and are your rights regardless of what you are being...
Rank this Week: 521

Sanns Mediation World of ADR

Sanns Mediation World of ADR

Covers mediation, arbitration and family/divorce law in NJ.

https://www.sannsmediation.com/blog/
  • Oct 5

    Custody of Pets in Divorce? Is the Tide Turning?

    Custody of Pets in Divorce? Is the Tide Turning?
    Pets are owned by 68% of Americans.  I’ve written before about how pets are treated in divorce: as property.  The law in all states looks at your cat, dog, parrot, hamster, snake, etc. no differently than your toaster, house…
  • Aug 7

    Is a NJ Domestic Partnership Equal to Marriage?

    Is a NJ Domestic Partnership Equal to Marriage?
    Before civil unions, same sex couples could enter into a formal arrangement through New Jersey’s Domestic Partnership (DPA) Act/law.  The DPA gave certain rights and obligations to the couple entering the domestic partnership.…
  • Jul 25

    Dealing with an Unwanted Divorce

    Dealing with an Unwanted Divorce
    The Unwanted Divorce In many of the divorces I mediate, it is clear to me that one party wants the divorce far more than the other.  Or certainly, one is further down the road of acceptance than the other.  In NJ, public policy is…
Rank this Week: 575

McDevitt Law Office

McDevitt Law Office

Covers estate planning and family law in Virginia.

http://www.mcdevittlaw.net/blog-index/
  • Sep 29

    The use of an intentionally defective grantor trust

    The use of an intentionally defective grantor trust
    An estate planning vehicle that has attracted much attention is the use of an intentionally defective grantor trust (IDGT). A grantor trust is a trust that the grantor, or in some instances, a beneficiary, is regarded as the owner for income…
  • Sep 15

    Proper estate planning: wills and trust

    Proper estate planning: wills and trust
    Creating a will ensures that all your wishes are carried out after your death. A will is the most common way for you to distribute your assets, like your home, to an heir. However, there are a number of other vehicles through which you can…
  • Aug 31

    A rise in hostility among divorcing spouse

    A rise in hostility among divorcing spouse
    There has been an increase in hostility among divorcing couples who prefer to go to court instead of attempt to work together in an effort to reach a compromise. The issues of contention are the same as they have always been, namely, child…
Rank this Week: 885

Massachusetts Divorce Blog

Massachusetts Divorce Blog

Covers family law, divorce mediation and collaborative law. By Howard I. Goldstein.

http://www.massachusetts-divorce.com/blog/
  • Sep 28

    New alimony case discusses percentage alimony order

    New alimony case discusses percentage alimony order
    We have just uploaded a new Supreme Judicial Court Alimony case (Docket: SJC – 12240) that discusses percentage alimony orders. You can see it here: DEREK L. YOUNG vs. JOY G. YOUNG  
  • Feb 26

    Proposed Bill to Allow Pre 2012 Alimony Orders to Terminate at Retirement

    Proposed Bill to Allow Pre 2012 Alimony Orders to Terminate at Retirement
    Massachusetts Representative John Fernandes recently (February 19, 2016) filed House Bill HD4546 which if enacted would now allow alimony orders which were entered into prior to 2012 to terminate upon the Federal Age of…
  • Dec 17

    Thinking outside the box about mediation

    Thinking outside the box about mediation
    Clients and family law attorneys are by now very familiar with using mediation as a technique to settle divorce cases. What is less well understood is that there are a myriad of ways to use mediators to make litigation of divorce cases more…
Rank this Week: 791

Salcido Law Firm PLLC Blog

Salcido Law Firm PLLC Blog

Covers Utah criminal defense and divorce law.

http://www.salcidolawfirm.com/
  • Sep 27

    Admissibility of Polygraph Results in Utah Criminal Case

    Admissibility of Polygraph Results in Utah Criminal Case
    Polygraph Results Are the Subject of Expert Testimony Generally speaking, polygraph results are not admissible in Utah courts because they do not satisfy Utah Rules of Evidence 702. That is because over time, they have been unable to meet the…
  • Aug 29

    Modifying an Alimony Award When the Paying Spouse Retire

    Modifying an Alimony Award When the Paying Spouse Retire
    How Does a Court Decide if an Alimony Award Should be Modified when A Spouse Retires? In 1975 Ronald and Paula Ann got married. Twenty-four years later they separated and a lengthy divorce action ensued. It wasn’t until 2008 that the…
  • Aug 29

    Modifying an Alimony Award When the Paying Spouse Retire

    Modifying an Alimony Award When the Paying Spouse Retire
    How Does a Court Decide if an Alimony Award Should be Modified when A Spouse Retires? In 1975 Ronald and Paula Ann got married. Twenty-four years later they separated and a lengthy divorce action ensued. It wasn’t until 2008 that the…
Rank this Week: 580

Milwaukee Divorce Lawyer Blog

Milwaukee Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Reddin & Singer, L.L.P.

https://www.milwaukeedivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 26

    Domestic Violence and Divorce

    Domestic Violence and Divorce
    Not surprisingly, criminal acts of domestic violence by one spouse toward another frequently result in the filing of a divorce. In addition, frequently victims of domestic violence will seek a temporary restraining order and a permanent…
  • Sep 26

    Wisconsin Decision Illustrates Complexities of Divorce When a Business is Involved

    Wisconsin Decision Illustrates Complexities of Divorce When a Business is Involved
    Dividing a couple’s assets during a divorce is almost always a complicated endeavor. Courts must consider money an individual brought into the marriage, money and assets acquired during a marriage, and how to split up physical property…
  • Sep 26

    The Importance of Careful Accounting – Wisconsin Ex-Spouse Penalized For Failure to Account For Fund

    The Importance of Careful Accounting – Wisconsin Ex-Spouse Penalized For Failure to Account For Fund
    In a divorce, one of the more challenging tasks can be to determine who should receive which property and how much they should receive. Splitting up finances can be very emotionally difficult for couples and can bring up feelings of…
Rank this Week: 462

James M. Burns Blog

James M. Burns Blog

Covers criminal defense and family law in Florida.

http://pensacoladefenselawyer.com/blog
  • Sep 26

    Supreme Court weighs in on division of military benefit

    Supreme Court weighs in on division of military benefit
    The military offers gold-plated benefits tied to the sacrifices of frequent relocation and deployments served far from family. In divorce, these benefits are a common point of contention. What portion of retirement benefits is each spouse…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 718

Dallas Divorce Law Blog

Dallas Divorce Law Blog

Provides news and updates on Texas family law issues. By O'Neil Attorneys.

http://www.dallastxdivorce.com/
  • Sep 26

    Divorce the house or the spouse

    Divorce the house or the spouse
    Is it easier to get rid of the spouse or the house?  In many Texas divorces, the house is one of if not the major asset to divide in the property division part of the divorce. And it causes some of the most friction between the…
  • Aug 16

    Business records of a marital household – exception to hearsay

    Business records of a marital household – exception to hearsay
    In family law cases, issues often arise regarding the admissibility of records that are maintained by a spouse or the household, like bank statements or children’s school records. Hearsay rules might seem to prevent admissibility of…
  • Aug 11

    Interim attorneys fees in divorce with no children

    Interim attorneys fees in divorce with no children
    I get questions pretty frequently from other lawyers that I mentor about how to request and get interim attorneys fees while a divorce is pending when there’s no kids. (The standard for awarding interim attorneys fees in a…
Rank this Week: 556

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: 520

Alabama Criminal and Family Lawyer…

Alabama Criminal and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers family and criminal law. By Skier & Associates.

http://www.alabamacriminalandfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 31

    New Case Law on Search of Vehicles During a Traffic Stop

    New Case Law on Search of Vehicles During a Traffic Stop
    I have filed a Suppression Motion for a client based on a recent US Supreme Court decision, Rodriguez v. United States (2015.) The issue in Rodriguez is the extension of a routine traffic stop beyond the time necessary to write a traffic…
  • Jul 14

    Recent Successes for our Pardon Applicant Client

    Recent Successes for our Pardon Applicant Client
    The waiting period is long (3-4 years in some cases) so I encourage anyone eligible for a pardon to act immediately.
  • Jun 27

    The Grand Jury — A Mysterious Process Explained

    The Grand Jury — A Mysterious Process Explained
    Because of some recent news regarding a high profile case with which I was involved, there has been a good deal of discussion of the Grand Jury process and how it works. To many, even within the legal community, Grand Juries are…
Rank this Week: 582

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

Covers family law in South Carolina.

http://www.scfamilylaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 28

    Quick Guide to the Financial Declaration in Family Court

    Quick Guide to the Financial Declaration in Family Court
    Some of the most frequent questions we get are “Why does the other side need to know how much money I have in my bank account?” or “What difference does it make how much I have in my retirement account?” These…
  • Aug 18

    3 Reasons Why It's Smart to Handle a High Net-Worth Divorce Out of Court

    3 Reasons Why It's Smart to Handle a High Net-Worth Divorce Out of Court
    When a couple with a high net-worth begins the divorce process, the monetary value of their assets will automatically add another layer of complexity to already immensely difficult time for their family. While you may often read that the…
  • Aug 16

    But I Saw it on TV... Don't Let TV Lawyers Write Your Separation Agreement

    But I Saw it on TV... Don't Let TV Lawyers Write Your Separation Agreement
    Our team of family law attorneys is used to hearing the words “equitable division” or “equitable apportionment,” but they can be confusing to our clients. Too often, a misunderstanding of the law can lead one or both…
Rank this Week: 594

Chicago Divorce Attorney

Chicago Divorce Attorney

Covers Illinois family law matters. By the Wolkowitz Law Office.

http://wolkowitz.com/chicago-divorce-illinois-family-law-blog
  • Jun 21

    Free 15-Minute Divorce Consultation

    Free 15-Minute Divorce Consultation
    As a divorce lawyer in Illinois, I know that divorce stresses people out. Sometimes, getting more information can help reduce anxiety. I’ve written some articles about free consultations (like this one). And while I generally think free…
  • Jun 9

    How I beat big-time divorce lawyer

    How I beat big-time divorce lawyer
    If you want to the best lawyer, maybe you should hire a fancy Loop lawyer that bills more than $500 an hour. You might get a great lawyer at that price. Or, you might hire a lawyer that I’ve thoroughly dismantled with superior strategy,…
  • Jun 2

    Summer Time – for fake vacations and interstate custody battle

    Summer Time – for fake vacations and interstate custody battle
    It’s summertime again. And for an Illinois divorce lawyer, that means it’s time for fake vacations that lead to interestate custody battles. What happens is that a parenting claims to be taking the kids on vacation to another…
Rank this Week: 1063

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: 736

New Hampshire Family Law Blog

New Hampshire Family Law Blog

Information and insight for people struggling with divorce and family law matter. By Kysa M. Crusco of Crusco Law Office.

http://www.nhfamilylawblog.com/
  • May 11

    Holiday planning during divorce

    Holiday planning during divorce
    Nuclear families often have annual holiday traditions. A family may spend each Thanksgiving with paternal grandparents, Easter with a favorite uncle and Christmas Eve at church services with maternal grandparents. Kids look forward to these…
  • Feb 10

    Ross v. Ross: Celibacy pending adultery claim

    Ross v. Ross: Celibacy pending adultery claim
    On August 23, 2016, the New Hampshire Supreme Court issued an opinion in the . It is a fascinating case about adultery and new relationships during a divorce. The outcome is a cautionary tale for persons seeking fault grounds for…
  • Jan 27

    What is Marital Property?

    What is Marital Property?
    In my years practicing family law, I have heard a lot of misconceptions about what is marital property. While the definition of marital property may differ between states, in New Hampshire marital property is anything and everything owned by…
Rank this Week: 848

Sacramento Bankruptcy and Divorce…

Sacramento Bankruptcy and Divorce Attorneys Blog

By the Law Offices of Matthew D. Roy.

http://www.sacramento-bankruptcy-attorneys-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 938

Rhode Island Divorce Lawyer Tips…

Rhode Island Divorce Lawyer Tips for You

Covers Rhode Island divorce and family law. By Chris Pearsall.

http://www.rhodeislanddivorcetips.com/
  • Mar 2

    What is the Best Way to Beat Child Support?

    What is the Best Way to Beat Child Support?
    Discover the Answer to Whether You Can or Should try to Beat Child Support when you are a natural or adoptive parent of a minor child. Justifications may exist ... but reasons or explanations never suffice... Why?
  • Jan 5

    Rhode Island Child Custody - Make Sure You Know Both Legal and Physical Custody!

    Rhode Island Child Custody - Make Sure You Know Both Legal and Physical Custody!
    Rhode Island Child Custody - Make Sure You Know Both Legal and Physical Custody! - Confusion can easily occur regarding what "custody" is regarding children when you haven't specified which one you are talking about, even among lawyers. Get…
  • Dec 18

    Divorce and Family Court Decorum in Rhode Island - Simple Tips for Represented Litigant

    Divorce and Family Court Decorum in Rhode Island - Simple Tips for Represented Litigant
    Uncover the Top Three (3) Mistakes of Courtroom Etiquette Clients Represented by a Lawyer Often Make and How to Avoid Them. Read the Exciting Case of McFadden v. Jacobsen now.
Rank this Week: 962

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

http://www.criderlaw.net/blog/
  • Dec 15

    Divorce Can Be Devastating for Older Women

    Divorce Can Be Devastating for Older Women
    Although the divorce rates in the United States are levelling off, divorce among baby boomers is on the rise. According to the Bowling Green National Center for Family and Marriage Research, baby boomer divorces more than doubled between 1990…
  • Dec 8

    Second or Third Marriages Call for Unique Planning

    Second or Third Marriages Call for Unique Planning
    Preparing for a second marriage comes with its own set of complications which makes it all the more important to plan ahead and ensure that your documents are truly protecting you and those that you love.   Data from the PEW Research…
  • Dec 1

    New Data Shows that the United States Divorce Rate is the Lowest It’s Been in 35 Year

    New Data Shows that the United States Divorce Rate is the Lowest It’s Been in 35 Year
    The National Center for Family and Marriage Research at Bowling Green State University explores U.S. census data to determine how many people are getting married or divorced based on key demographics. The year 2015 data shows that there were…
Rank this Week: 583

Massachusetts Family & Divorce…

Massachusetts Family & Divorce Mediation Blog

Covers divorce, separation and other family-related matters. By Larri Tonelli Parker.

http://parkermediation.net/
  • Nov 28

    How is alimony or spousal support determined?

    How is alimony or spousal support determined?
    Alimony is calculated by a complex formula,  taking into consideration the length of marriage, and the income of the parties. Like child support, which can be calculated using the Massachusetts child support guidelines, it is…
  • Nov 16

    From International Academy of Collaborative Professional

    From International Academy of Collaborative Professional
  • Jun 16

    Magna Carta 800 year

    Magna Carta 800 year
    Magna Carta, dating back eight centuries is still relevant today.  Celebrate its 800 year history this week.  What liberties, freedoms, values do you most cherish? 
Rank this Week: 567