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Penglase & Benson Law Blog

Penglase & Benson Law Blog

Covers wills and trusts, DUI and criminal law, personal injuries and auto accidents, and general legal advice.

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

    Common Uses for a Business Attorney in Doylestown PA

    Common Uses for a Business Attorney in Doylestown PA
    “I hope you have a good lawyer.” Those are usually pretty ominous words. But when you own a business, those are words to live by. It’s not that you’re automatically in danger of litigation, but that you need someone to…
  • Sep 18

    Creating a Child Custody Agreement that Works for Everyone

    Creating a Child Custody Agreement that Works for Everyone
    In an ideal world, every child custody agreement would benefit the children as well as the parents. Yet such a result is less common than most assume. Plenty of parents will push for child custody arrangement language that is weighed in his…
  • Sep 7

    What You Need to Know About Living Wills and Trust

    What You Need to Know About Living Wills and Trust
    If you reach the point where you are unable to make decisions regarding your medical care due to advanced age, an accident or an illness, a living will, trust and durable health care power of attorney will prove essential. The failure to take…
Rank this Week: 1997

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By John S. Yohanan.

http://www.bayareadivorceattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2638

Calabrese Associates Blog

Calabrese Associates Blog

Covers family law issues.

http://www.dupagefamilylaw.com/naperville-attorney
  • Oct 12

    Advantages and Disadvantages of Postnuptial Agreement

    Advantages and Disadvantages of Postnuptial Agreement
    Postnuptial agreements are often grouped in the same discussions as prenuptial agreements. Both are legal documents that help spouses predetermine the terms of a hypothetical divorce, including: Defining marital and nonmarital…
  • Oct 3

    11 Factors Courts Consider When Ruling on Child Relocation

    11 Factors Courts Consider When Ruling on Child Relocation
    Illinois law prohibits a divorced parent from relocating with a child without notifying the other parent and receiving court approval. There are no exceptions for cases in which the other parent has little parenting time with the child or is…
  • Sep 21

    New Law Provides Guidelines for Collaborative Negotiation

    New Law Provides Guidelines for Collaborative Negotiation
    Illinois recently approved the Collaborative Process Act, which outlines the collaborative law process of negotiating divorce and family law issues. Collaborative law is a relatively new form of alternative dispute resolution that…
Rank this Week: 1891

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers family law related issues including divorce, separation, child custody & access, child support, spousal support, and property division. By Gelman & Associates.

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

    Must Canadian Children Be Registered as a Specific Sex on Official Documents?

    Must Canadian Children Be Registered as a Specific Sex on Official Documents?
    Earlier this year, an eight-month-old baby in British Columbia made international news when the child was issued a health card that does not specify a sex. The document is widely believed to be a first, both in Canada and worldwide. A Health…
  • Oct 5

    Court of Appeal Upholds Cohabitation Agreement Waiving Spousal Support

    Court of Appeal Upholds Cohabitation Agreement Waiving Spousal Support
    The Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld a cohabitation agreement that a woman signed decades ago without obtaining independent legal advice, finding no reason to overturn the agreement. What Happened? The parties in question began to live…
  • Sep 27

    HRTO: Barring Child of Same Sex Couple from Attending Religious School was not Breach of Human Right

    HRTO: Barring Child of Same Sex Couple from Attending Religious School was not Breach of Human Right
    The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) recently found that a Christian Evangelical school that refused to admit the adopted son of a same-sex married couple did not breach the Ontario Human Rights Code. What Happened? A married lesbian…
Rank this Week: 2048

Kaminetzky & Associates, P.C. Blog

Kaminetzky & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers New York family law.

http://www.kaminetzkylaw.com/category/divorce-law/
  • Oct 12

    Thinking of Going Solo? Be Prepared to Practice Law and Run a Business!

    Thinking of Going Solo? Be Prepared to Practice Law and Run a Business!
    A law practice is a business. No matter how good an attorney you are, your practice will not take off without that recognition. This article was written for new solo attorneys, those who are thinking of hanging out a shingle, and those who…
  • Oct 5

    Exchanging a Statement of Net Worth in a Divorce

    Exchanging a Statement of Net Worth in a Divorce
    In the divorce process, whether mediated or litigated, one of the most important documents is the statement of net worth. It is a document that outlines the financial health of each party. There are several sections. One section outlines…
  • Aug 24

    Is There Such a Thing as a Simple Will?

    Is There Such a Thing as a Simple Will?
    Many clients say that “they just want a simple will.” When deciding how to word bequests in a will, we lawyers have to bring up some uncomfortable topics with our clients. Aside from the fact that our client needs to contemplate…
Rank this Week: 2106

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: 775

Tennessee Attorneys Blog

Tennessee Attorneys Blog

Covers family and injury law, estate planning and medical malpractice. By Martin Heller Potempa & Sheppard, PLLC.

http://www.tennesseeattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1697

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: 726

The Law Offices of David Stein…

The Law Offices of David Stein Blog

Covers family law.

http://www.familylawdc.com/blog/
  • Oct 11

    WASHINGTON DC DIVORCE v. LEGAL SEPARATION; CRITERIA FOR ANNULMENT OF MARRIAGE

    WASHINGTON DC DIVORCE v. LEGAL SEPARATION; CRITERIA FOR ANNULMENT OF MARRIAGE
    The filing requirements for divorce and the legal separation are significantly and materially different. The divorce filing requires proof that: (1) parties have mutually and voluntarily lived separate and apart without cohabitation for a…
  • Oct 1

    RECENT COURT OF APPEALS DECISION: REVERSAL DUE TO ERRONEOUS JUROR DISQUALIFICATION

    RECENT COURT OF APPEALS DECISION: REVERSAL DUE TO ERRONEOUS JUROR DISQUALIFICATION
    The DC Court of Appeals in Mason v. U.S., decided on September 28, 2017, drastically reversed a set of convictions based on trial error in disqualifying a potential juror. Appellant Mason challenged his convictions for tampering with…
  • Sep 18

    CRIMINAL INTENT REQUIRED FOR THREATS CONVICTION; RECENT DC COURT OF APPEALS DECISION

    CRIMINAL INTENT REQUIRED FOR THREATS CONVICTION; RECENT DC COURT OF APPEALS DECISION
    The DC Court of Appeals in Lee Carroll v. U.S., decided on August 3rd, 2017; redefined the legal requisite for criminal conviction under the Threats’ Statute. Factually, the defendant was convicted for assaulting his girlfriend while…
Rank this Week: 3436

Texas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Texas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Lyttle Law Firm, PLLC.

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

    4 Financial Risk Areas That Divorcing Couples Need To Be Aware Of

    4 Financial Risk Areas That Divorcing Couples Need To Be Aware Of
    Aside from causing tremendous emotional turmoil and stress, a divorce can be particularly dangerous to either spouse’s finances. Both men and women face an equal amount of financial risks during and after a divorce, making it necessary…
  • Oct 10

    What Is a Collaborative Divorce and How Does It Work?

    What Is a Collaborative Divorce and How Does It Work?
    The idea of a divorce often brings to mind constant bickering, toxic custody battles, ill will, and the fear that either spouse’s lawyers will intentionally prolong the process as a way of hurting the other party. And true enough, there…
  • Sep 19

    Tips on Taxes And Divorce

    Tips on Taxes And Divorce
    When two people are filing for divorce, the last thing on their mind is taxes. Divorces are already highly stressful events, and the tax confusion doesn’t make it any easier. Some of the tax issues that will arise include deciding what…
Rank this Week: 1771

Law Offices of Roger W. Stelk Blog

Law Offices of Roger W. Stelk Blog

Covers Illinois family law.

https://stelklaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 11

    Divorce May Be Good for the Kid

    Divorce May Be Good for the Kid
    One of the primary concerns that parents have when going through a divorce is how it will affect their children, but there are some benefits that can prevent it from being a negative experience. Some of the aspects of divorce that can be good…
  • Sep 21

    1031 Property Swaps May be Victim of Trump Tax Reform

    1031 Property Swaps May be Victim of Trump Tax Reform
    A cherished tax advantage for commercial real estate, the 1031 exchange provision, could soon be eliminated even as chances of a broad federal tax overhaul decrease in 2017. What is a 1031 Property Swap? The 1031 exchange provision allows…
  • Sep 11

    Could Shared Parenting Have Negative Effects on Your Child?

    Could Shared Parenting Have Negative Effects on Your Child?
    Shared parenting is often challenging for parents but it can be an even more difficult process for children, sometimes causing negative effects that follow them through adulthood. In cases of shared parenting, decision-making regarding the…
Rank this Week: 2599

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: 729

Brown Law Offices Blog

Brown Law Offices Blog

Law blog for Minnesota-based firm covering family issues - whether custody, divorce, or child support.

https://www.brownlawoffices.com/blog/
  • Oct 10

    The Love Triangle Divorce: Common Issues and How to Handle Them

    The Love Triangle Divorce: Common Issues and How to Handle Them
    Divorce challenges people emotionally, financially, spiritually and logistically. Separating from someone you once loved (and possibly still do) is never simple. However, some situations are irreducibly more complex than others. An amicable…
  • Sep 25

    Starting a Podcast About Your Divorce: Dos and Don’t

    Starting a Podcast About Your Divorce: Dos and Don’t
    Today’s technology driven world makes it easier than ever to reach out—and simultaneously can easily make you feel lost, alone and rudderless. How can you use social media constructively during a separation—to vent your…
  • Sep 17

    Life After Divorce: Who Pays for College?

    Life After Divorce: Who Pays for College?
    Since the dawn of time (okay, not that long) parents have stressed about how to cover the costs of higher education for their children. This issue becomes even more salient in light of a divorce. Single or married parents may choose to fund a…
Rank this Week: 2062

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: 1047

Dallas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Dallas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Texas family law issues. By Guest & Gray.

http://www.dallasdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 10

    Do Aunts and Uncles have standing to get Possession and Access to their Niece or Nephew in Texas?

    Do Aunts and Uncles have standing to get Possession and Access to their Niece or Nephew in Texas?
    The short answer is, probably not. For the most part, the policy of the Texas Family Code is to have the parents of the child make all of the decisions about the way a child is raised and that includes deciding which family members get to see…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3534

Bergen County Divorce Attorney…

Bergen County Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By Leopold Law.

https://www.bergencountydivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 10

    Voluntary Retirement and Child Custody in New Jersey

    Voluntary Retirement and Child Custody in New Jersey
    In a recent New Jersey child custody decision, the father appealed after a lower court decided against his request for a modification. The couple divorced in February 2014. The judgment incorporated a marital settlement that gave the parents…
  • Oct 10

    Tax Debts During Divorce in New Jersey

    Tax Debts During Divorce in New Jersey
    In a recent New Jersey property division case, the father appealed from a court order denying his motion to compel his former wife to contribute toward debts they’d incurred while married. The couple had been married for 32 years, and…
  • Sep 12

    Post-Judgment Modification to Alimony and Other Issues in New Jersey

    Post-Judgment Modification to Alimony and Other Issues in New Jersey
    In a recent New Jersey divorce decision, a wife appealed from post-judgment orders. The case arose after the parties got married and then divorced almost 15 years later. They had one child and entered into a marital settlement agreement that…
Rank this Week: 1872

619 Divorce Blog

619 Divorce Blog

Covers San Diego Family Law and Divorce.

http://619divorce.com/blog/
  • Oct 10

    Can Your Level of Education Affect Your Marriage?

    Can Your Level of Education Affect Your Marriage?
    It turns out that your marriage and your chance of getting divorced might depend on your education level. Can Your Level of Education Affect Your Marriage? Professor at Northwestern University and the author of “The All-or-Nothing…
  • Oct 2

    Your Collaborative Divorce

    Your Collaborative Divorce
    Divorce can turn friends into enemies. A better and less stressful solution might be a collaborative divorce. It can also save couples time and money. According to attorney Joryn Jenkins, “By the end of the divorce trial, spouses can…
  • Sep 27

    Why Chrissy Teigan Isn’t Getting Divorced

    Why Chrissy Teigan Isn’t Getting Divorced
    Chrissy Teigan, wife of singer-songwriter John Legend, recently told US Weekly that she’d never divorce him because she never wanted to see another woman with “her baby.” Why Chrissy Teigan Isn’t Getting Divorced As…
Rank this Week: 1556

(619) Divorce Blog

(619) Divorce Blog

Divorce and Family Law topics related to San Diego, CA.

http://619divorce.com/blog/
  • Oct 10

    Can Your Level of Education Affect Your Marriage?

    Can Your Level of Education Affect Your Marriage?
    It turns out that your marriage and your chance of getting divorced might depend on your education level. Can Your Level of Education Affect Your Marriage? Professor at Northwestern University and the author of “The All-or-Nothing…
  • Oct 2

    Your Collaborative Divorce

    Your Collaborative Divorce
    Divorce can turn friends into enemies. A better and less stressful solution might be a collaborative divorce. It can also save couples time and money. According to attorney Joryn Jenkins, “By the end of the divorce trial, spouses can…
  • Sep 27

    Why Chrissy Teigan Isn’t Getting Divorced

    Why Chrissy Teigan Isn’t Getting Divorced
    Chrissy Teigan, wife of singer-songwriter John Legend, recently told US Weekly that she’d never divorce him because she never wanted to see another woman with “her baby.” Why Chrissy Teigan Isn’t Getting Divorced As…
Rank this Week: 1729

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Covers divorce and family law in Illinois.

http://www.mevorahlaw.com/dupage-county-divorce-lawyers
  • Oct 10

    Money Mistakes Most Commonly Made in Divorce (and How to Avoid Them)

    Money Mistakes Most Commonly Made in Divorce (and How to Avoid Them)
    Once the decision to divorce has been made, parties often start to wonder how they will fare financially. After all, money is one of the most common reasons for contention in divorce. Contention is not the only issue that may impact a divorce…
  • Oct 2

    Understanding the Risks of a DIY Divorce

    Understanding the Risks of a DIY Divorce
    Thanks to technology, people can now find the answer to almost any question in the world within just a matter of seconds. They can connect with family and friends from around the world. Interested persons can even learn how to rewire their…
  • Sep 27

    Four Strategies for Maintaining a Child-Centered Divorce

    Four Strategies for Maintaining a Child-Centered Divorce
    Divorce has always been a potentially damaging process – especially for children. However, things have started to shift in family law over the last several years. More families are working together to ensure the health, happiness, and…
Rank this Week: 3240

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/
  • Oct 9

    Great Activities to Do with the Kids in Minnesota in October

    Great Activities to Do with the Kids in Minnesota in October
    October is one of the most beautiful months of the year in Minnesota. The temperatures are perfect, and fall color lights the sky. Make the most of your visitation time by engaging in one of these fun activities this month: Visit a Pumpkin…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3969

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/
  • Oct 9

    In Missouri, Will The Payment of College Expenses Impact Child Support?

    In Missouri, Will The Payment of College Expenses Impact Child Support?
    While it is not mandatory in Missouri that a divorced mother and father contribute to their children’s college expenses, Missouri family courts may order either parent to contribute to the cost of their children’s continuing…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2267

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: 557

New York Family Law Blog

New York Family Law Blog

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

http://www.newyorkfamilylawblog.com/
  • Oct 8

    Matter of Isiah (Terry C.)

    Matter of Isiah (Terry C.)
    Matter of Isiah (Terry C.) NY Slip Op. 06954 October 4, 2017 Continue reading
  • Sep 18

    Pillai v Pillai

    Pillai v Pillai
    2017 NY Slip Op 06470 September 13, 2017 Decision Continue reading
  • Sep 17

    Savel v. Savel

    Savel v. Savel
    2017 NY Slip Op 06309 August 23, 2017 Decision Continue reading
Rank this Week: 4081

Farzad Family Law Blawg

Farzad Family Law Blawg

Covers California divorce and family law blog, with a focus on Orange County.

http://www.farzadlaw.com/family-law-articles/
  • Oct 8

    How to Get Custody as a Father? The Answer May Surprise You

    How to Get Custody as a Father? The Answer May Surprise You
    How to get custody as a father? Whether that is full custody from the mother or joint custody with the mother, a father must plan and prepare carefully to obtain custody. We should know. We have represented many fathers who found themselves…
  • Sep 6

    Contested Divorce in California – Meaning, Procedure and Cost

    Contested Divorce in California – Meaning, Procedure and Cost
    What is a contested divorce in California? What is its procedure? How long does a contested divorce in California take? These are all great questions so let’s get started and go through each and more. Contested divorce in California…
  • Aug 12

    Family Code 271 Attorney’s Fees and Cost

    Family Code 271 Attorney’s Fees and Cost
    Family Code 271 is one of the most powerful code sections in California family law. Family Code 271 allows for sanctions in the form of attorney’s fees and costs when a family law litigant violates its policy. What does Family Code 271…
Rank this Week: 2315

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
  • Oct 6

    Blast From The Past: Preventing a Parentectomy After Divorce

    Blast From The Past: Preventing a Parentectomy After Divorce
    Attorney Robert Mues looks at Parentectomy after a Divorce, and lists six preventive measures you can take to avoid separation between child and parent as presented by Dr. Frank S. Williams.
  • Sep 29

    Helping Kids Without Therapy

    Helping Kids Without Therapy
    One of six children has a mental health disorder, but most of these kids don't receive professional help for their problems. If you can't get involved with a mental health professional, consider one of these suggestions instead.
  • Sep 22

    Dealing with the Holidays if You Are in Divorce Transition…

    Dealing with the Holidays if You Are in Divorce Transition…
    Going though a period of transition during a divorce can bring sadness and loneliness. Here are several tips to make this autumn and the upcoming holiday season one that has meaning for you.
Rank this Week: 3949

The Law Office of Vincent C.…

The Law Office of Vincent C. Machroli, P.C. Blog

Covers divorce, paternity, child custody, and child support in Illinois.

http://www.machrolilawoffice.com/oak-park-lawyer
  • Oct 6

    Financial Planning for Divorce – Taking the First Step

    Financial Planning for Divorce – Taking the First Step
    A divorce can be a complicated and arduous process because there are numerous potential pitfalls and challenges – and money is often the most significant concern. However, many parties overlook important financial planning details when…
  • Sep 23

    Establishing Paternity in Illinoi

    Establishing Paternity in Illinoi
    In a marriage, the paternity of a child is automatically established. However, this is not the case when the biological parents are unmarried. Instead, the father is deemed an “alleged father” until he and the mother either…
  • Sep 12

    Creative Parenting Plan Solutions for Your Illinois Divorce

    Creative Parenting Plan Solutions for Your Illinois Divorce
    When parents file for divorce, they are required to complete a parenting plan document which outlines their wishes on parenting time and the allocation of parental responsibilities. Of course, since every family is unique, each parenting plan…
Rank this Week: 2065

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.santarosafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 5

    Substance Abuse as the Root Cause of a Divorce

    Substance Abuse as the Root Cause of a Divorce
    Are you considering divorcing a spouse who has trouble with substance abuse? Anyone experiencing a divorce can tell you that there are all kinds of mitigating factors that may impact divorce proceedings and outcomes. One particular issue that…
  • Oct 2

    Tax Questions Associated with Divorce

    Tax Questions Associated with Divorce
    Are you considering a divorce, but concerned about the tax implications? It is definitely a good idea to be aware of the financial fallout associated with terminating a marriage. An attorney experienced in family law and divorce can be of…
  • Sep 29

    Spousal/Partner Support Payments in California

    Spousal/Partner Support Payments in California
    Support payments in California. Leaving a marriage can be a difficult decision. It is not made any easier by the financial constraints associated with dividing a household. Living separately is obviously going to cost more, and in many cases…
Rank this Week: 2718

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: 548

Between the Sheets: Adultery in…

Between the Sheets: Adultery in Divorce Cases in Virginia

Explores the legal effects of adultery on family law matters in Virginia and across the United States. By James H. Wilson, Jr.

http://jameshwilsonjr.com/
Rank this Week: 2284

The Martin Law Firm, P.C Blog

The Martin Law Firm, P.C Blog

Covers criminal and family law.

http://jbmartinlaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 2

    Is Drug or Alcohol Intoxication a Criminal Defense in Pennsylvania?

    Is Drug or Alcohol Intoxication a Criminal Defense in Pennsylvania?
    Alcohol and drugs can easily affect the way we act, sometimes causing people to commit acts they would otherwise never commit but for being intoxicated. Pennsylvania law does take a criminal defendant’s state of intoxication into…
  • Sep 12

    Can I Go to Jail for Marijuana in Pennsylvania?

    Can I Go to Jail for Marijuana in Pennsylvania?
    With all the discussion of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania, and our own Governor Tom Wolfe telling the media that “we ought to decriminalize marijuana use,” it might be easy to think that the criminal penalties related to…
  • Sep 6

    Is Cyber Bullying By My Spouse Grounds for a Restraining/Protective Order in Pennsylvania?

    Is Cyber Bullying By My Spouse Grounds for a Restraining/Protective Order in Pennsylvania?
    One of the downsides of the technological advances of the internet is that it has given dangerous individuals another way of spreading intimidation and fear, and perhaps led others who might not make such threats in person to feel empowered…
Rank this Week: 2126

New Jersey Family Law Blog

New Jersey Family Law Blog

Covers alimony, child support, child custody, divorce and more. By Rotolo Karch Law.

http://www.newjerseyfamilylawblog.com/
  • Oct 2

    The Tax Implications of Your Divorce Decisions Are Often Misunderstood

    The Tax Implications of Your Divorce Decisions Are Often Misunderstood
    Filing for divorce in New Jersey is not complicated, but negotiating financial matters and property distribution issues in the  divorce proceedings can be. As couples simultaneously close the door on one stage of their life and…
  • Sep 1

    The Court’s New Approach to the Question of Child Relocation

    The Court’s New Approach to the Question of Child Relocation
    A recent decision by the New Jersey Supreme Court has changed the way divorce courts now decide cases involving the relocation of children. When considering divorce matters dealing with the custody of children, courts apply the “in the…
  • Aug 1

    Make Sure Visitation Terms Are Clearly Stated

    Make Sure Visitation Terms Are Clearly Stated
    It is generally believed children benefit from healthy relationships with both of their parents. That’s why in divorces, parents often are awarded joint custody. In this way, they continue to share in the decisions and responsibilities…
Rank this Week: 1244

DuPage County Divorce Attorneys…

DuPage County Divorce Attorneys Blog

By Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC.

http://www.mkfmlaw.com/dupageattorney
  • Oct 2

    Divorce and Business Evaluation

    Divorce and Business Evaluation
    When you and your spouse make the decision to get a divorce, your assets must be valued in order to determine a fair split of the property you accumulated during the marriage. One of the most complex valuations you will experience is the…
  • Sep 28

    New Law, Updated Forms Approved for Expungement and Record Sealing

    New Law, Updated Forms Approved for Expungement and Record Sealing
    If you have ever been arrested and charged with a crime, the arrest becomes part of your criminal record, even if the charges are eventually dropped. Prospective employers and other individuals or entities who conduct criminal background…
  • Sep 19

    What Happens When You Cannot Afford To Pay Child Support

    What Happens When You Cannot Afford To Pay Child Support
    Sometimes, life changes simply happen. A good job may evaporate, a relationship may end, or another factor may serve to significantly change your financial reality. When this happens, it may affect your child support payments. Failing to…
Rank this Week: 2105

Divorce and Family Law in Tarrant…

Divorce and Family Law in Tarrant County, Texas

Discusses family law and divorce issues. By Dick Price.

http://dick-price.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 1

    Can One Attorney Represent Both Parties in a Divorce?

    Can One Attorney Represent Both Parties in a Divorce?
    NO!!!Attorneys are trained to see both sides of an issue. Experienced attorneys have represented someone on each side of most common issues, but not at the same time and not opposing each other.Here's a simple example.  If the parties…
  • Sep 1

    Do You Have a Common Law Marriage?

    Do You Have a Common Law Marriage?
    I am writing this to be Texas-centric. I recently read an article in a national publication which confidently stated that there is no common law marriage.  That's probably true in about 42 other states, but not so in Texas. Common law…
  • Jun 1

    Lessons From a Day at Court

    Lessons From a Day at Court
    I have heard innumerable people say that the one thing they want the most is to have their "day in court".  They want to spill the beans and tell the truth about everything.  They believe that they will feel better and justice will…
Rank this Week: 3948

Texas Collaborative Law Blog

Texas Collaborative Law Blog

Provides information about the Texas approach to Collaborative Law. By Dick Price.

http://texascollaborativelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 1

    What Should You Do if Your Spouse Gives You a List of Suggested Attorneys for a Collaborative Divorce?

    What Should You Do if Your Spouse Gives You a List of Suggested Attorneys for a Collaborative Divorce?
    Although you might be tempted to run hard in the opposite direction, this is not a bad or scary thing. You may not want a divorce, but if your spouse wants it, a divorce will be granted eventually. The list you receive may be the key to…
  • Sep 1

    Why Negotiating Outside the Meetings is a Bad Idea

    Why Negotiating Outside the Meetings is a Bad Idea
    Some people will always be tempted to try to negotiate parts of their settlement outside the Collaborative meetings.  Sometimes, both parties want to do it, but most often it's just one of the parties who tries to engage their spouse in…
  • Jun 1

    Don't Be a Lone Ranger!

    Don't Be a Lone Ranger!
    When you're going through a divorce, even using Collaborative Law, it's sometimes frustrating.  It may seem like things are moving too slow or too fast, or that things aren't going your way and your spouse if getting whatever he or she…
Rank this Week: 3947

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By the Law Office of Peter Van Aulen.

http://www.newjerseydivorcelawyerblog.net/
  • Sep 30

    The Appellate Court in L.C. v M.A.J. Condemns the Use of In Limine Motions to Dismiss Domestic Violence Case

    The Appellate Court in L.C. v M.A.J. Condemns the Use of In Limine Motions to Dismiss Domestic Violence Case
    One unfortunate aspect of practicing family law means one will inevitably have to deal with issues of domestic violence. NJ domestic violence laws are an interesting intersection of family law and criminal law. The L.C. v M.A.J. case which…
  • Sep 17

    How to Conduct Yourself at a Child Custody Evaluation

    How to Conduct Yourself at a Child Custody Evaluation
    Child custody evaluations are often used by the court when the case has a highly contested custody matter before it. The evaluator is able to speak to both parties with an objective perspective, as well as the children, and as a result their…
  • Sep 10

    Slutsky v Slutsky and New Jersey Equitable Distribution Law

    Slutsky v Slutsky and New Jersey Equitable Distribution Law
    One of the most financially impactful events in life can be the possibility of a divorce. New Jersey is not a community property state, but rather, an equitable distribution state. This means that, under New Jersey equitable distribution law,…
Rank this Week: 1663

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: 859

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 29

    Expert Testimony as to Potential International Child Abduction to Colombia

    Expert Testimony as to Potential International Child Abduction to Colombia
    In an order issued on September 25, 2017, the Chancery Division – Family Part of the Superior Court of Union County, New Jersey, held that Jeremy D. Morley “was qualified by the Court, without objection, as an expert in the area…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1540

Houston Divorce Lawyer Blog

Houston Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers the divorce process. By Ramos Law Firm.

http://www.ramosfamilylaw.com/houstondivorceblog/
  • Sep 29

    Hurricane Harvey: It Starts With You! Volunteer Today!

    Hurricane Harvey: It Starts With You! Volunteer Today!
    It’s been almost one month to the day that Hurricane Harvey wrecked havoc on the city of Houston and surrounding towns. At the time, no one quite knew what to expect and what the days and months to come would hold. From the first…
  • Mar 28

    Protected: Electronic Communications – Client’s Only

    Protected: Electronic Communications – Client’s Only
    There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. The post Protected: Electronic Communications – Client’s Only appeared first on Houston Divorce Lawyers | Ramos Law Group, PLLC.
  • Mar 28

    Protected: Family Law Mediation – Client’s Only

    Protected: Family Law Mediation – Client’s Only
    There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. The post Protected: Family Law Mediation – Client’s Only appeared first on Houston Divorce Lawyers | Ramos Law Group, PLLC.
Rank this Week: 3201

Always Family Center

Always Family Center

Covers Minnesota family conflict and divorce issues. By Carl Arnold.

http://alwaysfamilycenter.com
  • Sep 28

    Prenatal Care in India: A Luxury or Right?

    Prenatal Care in India: A Luxury or Right?
    Despite India’s steep economic growth in the recent past, maternal mortality rates continue to remain shockingly high, accounting for 20% of global maternal deaths, as of 2010. While the western and southern states of India show a…
  • Sep 9

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!
  • Sep 5

    Finding First Love in the French Ski Resort of Flaine

    Finding First Love in the French Ski Resort of Flaine
    A heart-warming tale about falling head over heels, literally and emotionally, in the French Alps. An account of two teenagers, brought together by a botched attempt to impress and how they were reminded that safety is all…
Rank this Week: 3805

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: 826

Pittsburgh Divorce Law Blog

Pittsburgh Divorce Law Blog

Covers matrimonial, custody, child support and other family law issues By Elliott & Davis, PC.

http://divorceattorneysinpittsburgh.wordpress.com
  • Sep 28

    Appealing A PFA Decision

    Appealing A PFA Decision
    We are happy to jump in prior to your hearing, however, if you call us for the first time after your hearing, we will decline to be involved or offer any advice. Our firm does not handle PFA appeals when we are called for the first time…
  • Apr 20

    Tightening PFA Laws in PA

    Tightening PFA Laws in PA
    The Pennsylvania legislature is considering various bills to tighten the process to obtain a Protection from Abuse Act Order in the Commonwealth of PA. As ABC News reports,  Republican law makers have proposed a bill (SB 500) that would…
  • Jun 29

    PFAs: How Many Go to Court?

    PFAs: How Many Go to Court?
    Free Consultation  412.780.0008 Many lawyers, including ourselves, post information online about how to defend a PFA and the importance of hiring counsel. We offer a free consultation in this regard.  But in the interim, many people…
Rank this Week: 4245

Maryland Family Law

Maryland Family Law

Provides general information and commentary on child custody, support, divorce and separation, and visitation. By Heather Sunderman.

http://mdfamilylaw.typepad.com/sunderman/
  • Sep 28

    Did you budget for the transcript?

    Did you budget for the transcript?
    Everyone loves to complain about the high cost of lawyers and legal fees, more specifically. However, out of pocket expenses for legal fees can be incredibly high, and are often overlooked by litigants. These costs can include court filing…
  • Jun 2

    It's Wedding Season

    It's Wedding Season
    Weddings have become huge affairs, often requiring a significant amount of time and money to plan. But it is even more important for couples to discuss their finances and be prepared to be honest about money. It should come as...
  • May 8

    Resource of the day

    Resource of the day
    The People's Law Library of Maryland has created a workbook to help people who are representing themselves in family law cases. You can access the workbook here. While there is a lot of information in the workbook, it does not...
Rank this Week: 1320

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Covers Massachusetts law in the areas of family law, real estate, litigation, and other legal issues. By Alan Pransky.

http://massfamilylawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 27

    Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines Address College Expenses (Finally).

    Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines Address College Expenses (Finally).
    Massachusetts child support law allows for payment of child support until age 23 if the child attends an undergraduate college. Judges can also order parents to pay for the cost of college. This has resulted in onerous orders where parents…
  • Mar 15

    Planning for death is more than writing a will.

    Planning for death is more than writing a will.
    Planning for your own death is more than writing a will and instructions on how you want doctors to treat you. You should take steps to provide information to your family and heirs to make administration of your estateeasier. Anticipating…
  • Feb 25

    Don't give in to peer pressure bullying negotiation

    Don't give in to peer pressure bullying negotiation
    Don't give in to peer pressure bullying negotiations.1From the time that I started practicing law others have told me do act in a particular way or do things differently using the argument “that's how everybody else does it.” In…
Rank this Week: 3627

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: 464

Charlotte Divorce Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers North Carolina divorce, child custody and child support issues. By Arnold & Smith.

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

    Divorce At Home When Marriage Occurred Oversea

    Divorce At Home When Marriage Occurred Oversea
    Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold being interviewed on the Legal Forum. This was recorded in Charlotte, North Carolina. Topics discussed include: How to choose a divorce lawyer? How long does a divorce take? How much does a…
  • Sep 20

    Weiner and Abedin’s Divorce Will Not Be Anonymou

    Weiner and Abedin’s Divorce Will Not Be Anonymou
    Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “How is social media evidence used in divorce proceedings?” It’s a terrible story that never seems to end. More than six years ago, Anthony Weiner first…
  • Sep 13

    Chicago Judge Tackles Problem of Incarcerated Divorce

    Chicago Judge Tackles Problem of Incarcerated Divorce
    Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “What is an Absolute Divorce?” It is something that very few people give much thought to: divorce behind bars. Though it seldom makes it on to most…
Rank this Week: 4247