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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…
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Kansas Divorce Blawg

Kansas Divorce Blawg

Covers divorce, custody, child support and family law issues in Kansas. By the Law Offices of Kenneth M. McRae, L.L.C.

http://kansasdivorceblog.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 5

    Should You Tell Your Ex You Got a Raise?

    Should You Tell Your Ex You Got a Raise?
    For some time there has been a weakness in the Kansas Child Support system. Child support is calculated on the …Continue reading →
  • Nov 5

    Should You Tell Your Ex You Got a Raise?

    Should You Tell Your Ex You Got a Raise?
    For some time there has been a weakness in the Kansas Child Support system. Child support is calculated on the …Continue reading →
  • Mar 6

    How Do I Choose a Divorce Lawyer?

    How Do I Choose a Divorce Lawyer?
    Often when someone is thinking about the possibility of a divorce, the first basic question they have is “How do …Continue reading →
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The Law Office of Christine M…

The Law Office of Christine M Bechtold, LLC

Covers Georgia family law.

http://bechtold-law.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 17

    Happy Constitution Day 2017

    Happy Constitution Day 2017
    "On September 17, 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the document they had created." http://www.constitutionday.com/#."We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more…
  • Jul 2

    July 2, 1776 Congress officially votes for Independence

    July 2, 1776 Congress officially votes for Independence
    Contact the Law Office of Christine M Bechtold, LLC today to schedule your free initial consultation. Call, leave a confidential email, or send a private e-mail. 770-466-2700 Christine@Bechtold-Law.com
  • Jul 2

    Independence Day 2017

    Independence Day 2017
    "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”Declaration of…
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Mississippi Family Lawyer Blog

Mississippi Family Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, child custody and child support. By M. Devin Whitt.

http://www.mississippifamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Factors in Mississippi Alimony and Property Division

    Factors in Mississippi Alimony and Property Division
    A court determining property division and alimony is required to look at certain factors. What are known as the Ferguson factors related to property division include how much each party substantially contributed to accumulating property, the…
  • Aug 24

    THE NEW AGE OF DIVORCE IN MISSISSIPPI

    THE NEW AGE OF DIVORCE IN MISSISSIPPI
    In Mississippi, the divorce laws have not changed in many years.  However, on July 31, 2017, following a period of several months of debate, drafting, and public outcry, what many believed to be a long overdue and beneficial change to…
  • Aug 23

    What Is Habitual Cruel and Inhuman Treatment in a Mississippi Divorce?

    What Is Habitual Cruel and Inhuman Treatment in a Mississippi Divorce?
    In a recent Mississippi appellate case, a wife filed for divorce on the fault-based grounds of adultery and habitual inhuman treatment. The couple married in 2004 and then separated in 2011. They had no children. The husband owned a bail…
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Divorce Lawyer North Andover

Divorce Lawyer North Andover

Covers Massachusetts family law. By Patricia S. Fernandez & Associates.

http://northandovermafamilylawattorney.com/
  • Jul 25

    My Divorce is Final-Now What?

    My Divorce is Final-Now What?
    Divorce Lawyer North Andover If you are nearing the end of a divorce or have recently signed the papers to finalize your divorce, you may be asking yourself: “What’s next”? Sure, the actual legal part of…
  • Apr 15

    5 Common Mistakes to Avoid when Divorcing

    5 Common Mistakes to Avoid when Divorcing
    Divorce Lawyer North Andover Concealing or overlooking an asset: In Massachusetts all property, no matter how or when acquired, is considered marital property.  How it is divided is another subject entirely. That said, even if it is…
  • Mar 16

    Patricia S. Fernandez & Associates welcomes clients, colleagues and friends to new office in North Andover

    Patricia S. Fernandez & Associates welcomes clients, colleagues and friends to new office in North Andover
    Divorce Lawyer North Andover Patricia S. Fernandez & Associates hosted an open house for more than 50 clients, colleagues and friends at its High Street location in North Andover’s Historic Mill Buildings to celebrate 30 years in…
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Pennsylvania Family Law Blog

Pennsylvania Family Law Blog

Shares stories and information about topics relevant to Pennsylvania Family Law. By Steven R. Tabano and Associates.

http://www.tabanolaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 10

    Misunderstanding the Type of Retirement Plan to Be Divided in a Divorce:

    Misunderstanding the Type of Retirement Plan to Be Divided in a Divorce:
    This is probably one of the most common mistakes in settlement agreements and even final judgments, since often times attorneys prepare the final judgment which the judge simply signs. It often erroneously states “retirement plan”…
  • Apr 30

    Has Your Spouse Changed Their Financial Habits? Divorce Might Be Next!

    Has Your Spouse Changed Their Financial Habits? Divorce Might Be Next!
    Has Your Spouse Changed Their Financial Habits? Divorce Might Be Next! While divorce rates hover around 50% for first time marriages (and higher than that for subsequent unions), the reasons for splitting up often center around finances.…
  • Mar 29

    Pennsylvania Support – Requesting Payment for Unreimbursed Medical Expense

    Pennsylvania Support – Requesting Payment for Unreimbursed Medical Expense
    March 31 is the deadline to request reimbursement for medical expenses for bills received during the prior year. In child support cases, the party that is receiving child support pays the first $250 in unreimbursed expenses per child. …
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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…
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Seattle & Tacoma Family Law Blog

Seattle & Tacoma Family Law Blog

Explores family law issues in Washington State and throughout the United States. By Clement Law Center.

http://seattlefamilylawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 22

    Domestic Violence - A Modern Plague

    Domestic Violence - A Modern Plague
    The Federal Way News ran two articles about murder and mania in our fair city, both cases showing graphically how difficult it is to control domestic violence, even of the most brutal and open kind. In this blog post, we'll look at these two…
  • Mar 22

    Domestic Violence

    Domestic Violence
    What would you do if a friend of yours started confiding in you about terrible living conditions at home? She starts out by telling you that she feels horribly misused. Her husband treats her like a servant, and controls all of the family…
  • Mar 16

    The Ten Commandments of Child Support

    The Ten Commandments of Child Support
    You're a responsible, loving, divorced parent. Your children are in the primary custody of your ex spouse. You work hard and pay your child support. One day you open your mail and you get an unexpected love letter from the State Division of…
Rank this Week: 3384

Musings, Legal Ease and Other…

Musings, Legal Ease and Other Stuff on Family Law

Covers Ohio domestic relations law topics, including support, custody, visitation and property division. By Pam Walker Makowski.

http://pamelamakowski.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    Taking your children through the divorce proce

    Taking your children through the divorce proce
    No, I don't mean divorcing your children, although I am sure that sometimes that is tempting.But it is a challenge to get a divorce, deal with the change in your family set-up, and dealing with the changes that the children are going…
  • Jan 29

    Being flexible

    Being flexible
    How do some parents end up in court with a holy war, while others just drop in to finalize paperwork and then get on with there lives?  There are probably a fair number of cases that deserve to be fought out, either because one parent or…
  • Nov 12

    Talking to the other parent, Part II

    Talking to the other parent, Part II
    Okay, I realize that I have strongly encouraged parents to talk to each other about their children.  I know that good co-parenting happens when there is open communication.However, the other day I witnessed a very sad situation.
Rank this Week: 3393

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Covers Virginia traffic and criminal law.

http://www.peterlouielaw.com/law-blog/
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Corpus Christi Divorce Lawyer

Corpus Christi Divorce Lawyer

Covers Texas divorce law. By Kelly Koch.

http://corpuschristidivorcelawyer.wordpress.com
  • Dec 22

    Pre Divorce Mediation in the Coastal Bend

    Pre Divorce Mediation in the Coastal Bend
    PRE-DIVORCE MEDIATION Saturday, November 21, 2009 at 11:06AM Articles on the problems relating to divorce brought to you by The Law Practice of Kelly Koch In these tough economic times, where people are trying to save money and want to have…
  • Dec 22

    Pre Divorce Mediation in the Coastal Bend

    Pre Divorce Mediation in the Coastal Bend
    PRE-DIVORCE MEDIATION Saturday, November 21, 2009 at 11:06AM Articles on the problems relating to divorce brought to you by The Law Practice of Kelly Koch In these tough economic times, where people are trying to save money and want to have…
  • Dec 17

    Corpus Christi Texas Child Support Attorney

    Corpus Christi Texas Child Support Attorney
    An Experienced Corpus Christi Texas Divorce Attorney on Your Side Kelly Koch has been a divorce attorney since 1989. Her extensive experience allows her to address clients’ needs. Our firm will guide you through the divorce process.…
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Burdick's Blog

Burdick's Blog

Discussion of common legal issues in Alabama. By Austin Burdick.

http://alabamaattorney.weebly.com/burdicks-blog.html
  • May 21

    After Divorce, Who has the final say?

    After Divorce, Who has the final say?
    When parents decide to divorce decisions have to be made on how to best care for their children after the parents separate. The courts created devices to try and make these decisions. Divorce court is a court of equity and is given the…
  • Apr 15

    Is McLendon any Better than the Tender Years Doctrine?

    Is McLendon any Better than the Tender Years Doctrine?
    The Courts have long held that a custody determination cannot be based on something arbitrary, such as the sex of the parent. Ex parte Devine, 398 So. 2d 686 (Ala. 1981). Under McLendon custody determinations are not expressly based on sex…
  • Apr 15

    Is McLendon any Better than the Tender Years Doctrine?

    Is McLendon any Better than the Tender Years Doctrine?
    The Courts have long held that a custody determination cannot be based on something arbitrary, such as the sex of the parent. Ex parte Devine, 398 So. 2d 686 (Ala. 1981). Under McLendon custody determinations are not expressly based on sex…
Rank this Week: 3425

Baum Law Offices

Baum Law Offices

Covers Criminal and Family Law. Published by Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum.

http://baumlawoffices.com/blog/
  • Apr 4

    Maryland Self Defense Law FAQ

    Maryland Self Defense Law FAQ
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - Law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland. This blog post is meant to shed some light on the Maryland self defense law. By self defense, I…
  • Nov 4

    Maryland Peace Order and Protective Order Defense

    Maryland Peace Order and Protective Order Defense
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - Law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland. As of October 1, 2014, it became much easier to get a final peace order or a final protective…
  • Nov 4

    Maryland Peace Order and Protective Order Defense

    Maryland Peace Order and Protective Order Defense
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - Law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland.As of October 1, 2014, it became much easier to get a final peace order or a final protective…
Rank this Week: 3435

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By John S. Yohanan.

http://www.bayareadivorceattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3457

Michigan Divorce Lawyers Blog

Michigan Divorce Lawyers Blog

Covers family law, divorce, and custody issues in Michigan. By Serafini, Michalowski, Derkacz & Associates P.C.

http://www.michigandivorcelawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 29

    What is the difference between a Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

    What is the difference between a Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?
    A Chapter 13 is a reorganization, and is for individuals who have regular income and can pay back at least a portion of their debt/creditors, through a repayment plan. A Chapter 7 bankruptcy is a complete discharge of your debts (with certain…
  • Sep 29

    What is an automatic stay in bankruptcy?

    What is an automatic stay in bankruptcy?
    Section 362 of the United States Bankruptcy code provides for a stay of collection proceedings from the moment a bankruptcy proceeding is filed. An automatic stay is an automatic injunction that prevents any creditor action (with some…
  • Sep 29

    Information to bring to your bankruptcy consultation

    Information to bring to your bankruptcy consultation
    If you are considering filing for bankruptcy, you should bring the following documents to your free consultation: 1.) 3-6 months of paystubs; 2.) past two (2) years of income tax returns; Continue reading
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CA Divorce Mediation

CA Divorce Mediation

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

http://www.cadivorcemediators.com/blog/
  • Oct 17

    The Rate Of Gray Divorces Is On The Rise

    The Rate Of Gray Divorces Is On The Rise
    In 2016, the rate of gray divorces rose by three times than gray divorces in 1990. More couples above the age of 65 are heading for courtrooms to get divorced. Experts have cited many reasons for this trend and some of them include the…
  • Oct 16

    Options for Filing Tax Returns After Divorce

    Options for Filing Tax Returns After Divorce
    Recently divorced individuals can often be faced with new challenges and problems that did not exist previously. One of them is tax filing. Married couples can file for tax either jointly or separately. Usually, the tax filing status of…
  • Oct 13

    Can A Couple Go For A Trial Separation While Living Together?

    Can A Couple Go For A Trial Separation While Living Together?
    There are many marriages that go through the process of trial separations. Contrary to common perception, a trial separation does not necessarily mean that your relationship has ended. Rather, it means that both the parties have made up their…
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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…
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The History of Custody Law

The History of Custody Law

Traces the development of custody law from prehistoric times to the modern day. By the Law Office of Tom James.

http://tomjameslaw.com/blog/category/history-of-custody-law-2/
  • Feb 26

    How Sole Maternal Custody Laws Hurt Mother

    How Sole Maternal Custody Laws Hurt Mother
    I’ve written before about how sole maternal custody laws are unfair to unwed fathers. And many people have written about how sole custody is bad for children. People don’t often stop to consider how sole maternal custody laws harm…
  • Nov 30

    Bolden vs. Does: Eviscerating the parental rights of unwed father

    Bolden vs. Does: Eviscerating the parental rights of unwed father
    The U.S. Supreme Court’s denial of certiorari this year in the case of Bolden v. Does (In re Adoption of J.S.)1 is disappointing. This case presented the Court with a perfect opportunity to reconsider its questionable ruling in Quilloin…
  • Aug 23

    Should Custody Law Be Abolished?

    Should Custody Law Be Abolished?
    In a previous blog post1 I explained why custody designations still matter, in terms of their impact on legal rights. The bigger question behind that one is: Should custody labels still matter? To put it another way: Has the time come to…
Rank this Week: 3483

Norwalk Divorce and Personal…

Norwalk Divorce and Personal Injury Blog

Covers Connecticut family law. By Chalumeau Law Group, LLC.

http://www.chalumeaulawgroup.com/blog/
  • Feb 1

    Three Signs Divorce Mediation Is Not For You

    Three Signs Divorce Mediation Is Not For You
    The process of mediating a divorce can be a great alternative to traditional divorce litigation.  For many, a private process that allows them to work through complex financial and child custody issues can be appealing.  For others,…
  • Jan 31

    Discovery & Admissibility of Facebook & Other Social Media Data

    Discovery & Admissibility of Facebook & Other Social Media Data
    As individuals are posting more and more of their personal day-to-day thoughts, whereabouts, and photographs on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, it should come as no surprise that lawyers are turning to the internet to…
  • Jan 29

    Divorce in Connecticut: The Case Management Date

    Divorce in Connecticut: The Case Management Date
    If you are in the process of filing, or have just been served with a divorce complaint in Connecticut, you may find yourself inundated with documents which contain language that might as well be written in a foreign language. However, it…
Rank this Week: 3487

Main Line Pennsylvania Family Law…

Main Line Pennsylvania Family Law Blog

By Bookspan Family Law Associates, LLC.

http://www.mainlinepafamilylawblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Is Family Law Ready for the Concept of ‘Conscious Uncoupling’?

    Is Family Law Ready for the Concept of ‘Conscious Uncoupling’?
    After Gwyneth Paltrow announced her split from Chris Martin, the actress called the separation “conscious uncoupling.” This introduced couples to a more amicable way of divorcing. But are family lawyers ready for this concept? We…
  • Jul 12

    Charging an Ex Spouse Rent in Pennsylvania Divorce

    Charging an Ex Spouse Rent in Pennsylvania Divorce
    When can rent be charged to a Spouse living in the Marital Home Alone? Spouses that have been displaced from their marital home during divorce proceedings may find themselves put in the position of paying for a home they have no ability to…
  • Mar 13

    Is Bifurcation an Option?

    Is Bifurcation an Option?
    Is there something I can do to move my divorce along?  This is a question asked frequently when a divorce is dragging on.  Divorces can be drawn out  because the parties are unable to reach agreement,  because of…
Rank this Week: 3493

Lumberton Lawyer Blog

Lumberton Lawyer Blog

Published by Bowen & Berry, PLLC

http://www.lumbertonlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 8

    Prosecutor Now Defends Criminal Cases in Robeson County North Carolina

    Prosecutor Now Defends Criminal Cases in Robeson County North Carolina
    Woodberry "Woody" Bowen now defends criminal cases where once he prosecuted for twelve years. In Robeson County North Carolina Bowen was on the prosecutorial staff of Joe Freeman Britt, the Guinness Book of Records "Deadliest DA". Joe had…
  • Apr 8

    Prosecutor Now Defends Criminal Cases in Robeson County North Carolina

    Prosecutor Now Defends Criminal Cases in Robeson County North Carolina
    Woodberry "Woody" Bowen now defends criminal cases where once he prosecuted for twelve years. In Robeson County North Carolina Bowen was on the prosecutorial staff of Joe Freeman Britt, the Guinness Book of Records "Deadliest DA". Joe had…
  • Apr 8

    Prosecutor Now Defends Criminal Cases in Robeson County North Carolina

    Prosecutor Now Defends Criminal Cases in Robeson County North Carolina
    Woodberry “Woody” Bowen now defends criminal cases where once he prosecuted for twelve years. In Robeson County North Carolina Bowen was on the prosecutorial staff of Joe Freeman Britt, the Guinness Book of Records…
Rank this Week: 3508

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Aug 25

    What is a Fathers Rights’ Lawyer?

    What is a Fathers Rights’ Lawyer?
    I think the best material for a blog is straightforward, clear answers to common questions. I have been getting a lot of questions lately about the Fathers’ Rights Movement and whether I am a Fathers’ Right Lawyer. So here’s…
  • Aug 11

    The Good Kind of Legalese

    The Good Kind of Legalese
    This is a guest post by Cecelia, who manages the office. We recently expanded our Firm’s square footage and have finally moved into the newly renovated space.  Our hope is the new office not only functions well for all of us that…
  • Jul 28

    How a Business Attorney Can Help Your Struggling Busine

    How a Business Attorney Can Help Your Struggling Busine
    If your business has been struggling and you simply can’t pay your debts, it’s time to take stock and consider your options. What’s the first thing you should do? Consult with a business attorney. If you continue on the path…
Rank this Week: 3516

Long Island Family Law and…

Long Island Family Law and Mediation Blog

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

http://www.longislandfamilylawandmediation.com/
  • Oct 14

    Using Cross Examination in New York Divorce Trial

    Using Cross Examination in New York Divorce Trial
    Although the nature of divorce trials can change from one case to the next, it’s worth noting that divorce attorneys and child custody lawyers like myself often use a very specific set of techniques when presenting our case to the…
  • Oct 8

    Using Direct Examination in Divorce Trial

    Using Direct Examination in Divorce Trial
    As a child custody lawyer, divorce attorney, and family law lawyer, I’ve been involved with several different divorce trials across Long Island and New York. While the specifics of these trials might change from couple to couple,…
  • Oct 2

    What to Know About Divorce Trial Opening Statement

    What to Know About Divorce Trial Opening Statement
    A marriage is about joining two lives together at multiple different touchpoints. When you agree to a marriage, you interweave almost every aspect of your life with your partner. For that reason, when a divorce takes place, it can be very…
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New Jersey Divorce and Family…

New Jersey Divorce and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers family and divorce law. By The Law Office of James P. Yudes, P.C.

http://www.newjerseydivorcelawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 3533

Shaw Law

Shaw Law

Covers Michigan divorce law.

http://eshawlaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 8

    Man goes to jail for refusing to pay ex-wife’s lawyer

    Man goes to jail for refusing to pay ex-wife’s lawyer
    A Genesee Circuit Court judge’s decision to send a Swartz Creek man to jail over a divorce case has been upheld by the State of Michigan Court of Appeals. According to court documents, the man claimed unemployment for almost two years…
  • Feb 13

    Should I move out?

    Should I move out?
    One of the most common misconceptions is that a person will be found to have “abandoned” their home, by moving out, and that there will be a loss of rights resulting from this action. There is nothing in Michigan law that provides…
  • Jan 7

    Ashley Madison Data Breach

    Ashley Madison Data Breach
    Over the past few days, there has been significant media coverage about the recent Ashley Madison data breach and subsequent disclosure of client names and other personal client information. Based on media reports, family law attorneys are…
Rank this Week: 3542

Synorlaw

Synorlaw

Covers family law and estate planning. By the Law Office of Kathryn J. Synor, LLC.

http://www.synorlaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 17

    U.S. Supreme Court to Rule on Same-Sex Marriage

    U.S. Supreme Court to Rule on Same-Sex Marriage
    A decision from the U.S. Supreme Court on same-sex marriage is expected later this month. Judges are eagerly awaiting the ruling that could determine whether gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry or whether state bans against…
  • Apr 24

    Where to start when a loved one die

    Where to start when a loved one die
    Clients often ask me what to do first when a loved one dies. The client is overwhelmed and needs a clear plan of what to do next. Here is a quick checklist to follow to help you in a time … Continue reading →
  • Jul 24

    Kathryn J. Synor is now ranked Top 10 Under 40 attorney for excellence in the field of Family Law for 2014!

    Kathryn J. Synor is now ranked Top 10 Under 40 attorney for excellence in the field of Family Law for 2014!
    Kathryn J. Synor of the Law Office of Kathryn J. Synor, LLC has been selected by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys as nationally ranked Top 10 Under 40 attorney for excellence in the field of Family Law for … Continue…
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Divorce & Family Law Blog

Divorce & Family Law Blog

Offers advice for people dealing with divorce, legal separation and child custody issues. By Patrick Markey, P.C.

http://www.markeylaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 26

    Uniform Collaborative Law Act set to become law on January 1, 2018

    Uniform Collaborative Law Act set to become law on January 1, 2018
    Collaborative Law is finally getting the legitimacy it deserves. The Governor recently signed the Uniform Collaborative Law Act which still be law as of January 1st 2018. Illinois will join the 16 other states that recognize the…
  • Jul 14

    Illinois Has New Child Support Laws as of July 1, 2017

    Illinois Has New Child Support Laws as of July 1, 2017
    The percentage guidelines (20%, 28%, 32%, etc.) are gone. If you are setting child support after July 1, 2017, the court will apply what is called the "Income Shares" Model. A version of the Income Shares model is used in 39 other states so…
  • Sep 29

    New Illinois Child Support Law Starting 7/1/17

    New Illinois Child Support Law Starting 7/1/17
    Beginning next July 2017, Illinois family law courts will now calculate child support based upon the parent's combined income and based on the parenting time allocated. The calculations for child support will come from the state sometime…
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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: 3578

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…
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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/
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Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Covers business law, civil litigation, civil rights, criminal defense, estates & trusts, family law, labor & employment, medical malpractice, personal injury, real estate, qui tam and workers' compensation.

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
  • Oct 17

    The Problem With Emoji

    The Problem With Emoji
    We may not all know the term emoji, but we have all seen them or used them. Emojis are small digital images or icons used to express an idea or emotion onine. The term is only a couple of decades old and derives from the Japanese words e, a…
  • Oct 5

    Make an Estate Plan, and Keep It Up to Date!

    Make an Estate Plan, and Keep It Up to Date!
    A recent survey shows that the majority of Americans do not have an estate plan – in the form of either a will or a living trust – in place. Among Americans 72 years old and above, 81 percent do have an estate plan, but 78 percent…
  • Oct 4

    Expert Testimony is Changing in Maryland

    Expert Testimony is Changing in Maryland
                Two recent rulings from Maryland’s highest court have clarified the legal sufficiency of the data underlying expert causation testimony in lead paint cases.Share:…
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Minick Law Blog

Minick Law Blog

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

http://www.minicklaw.com/asheville-attorney-blog/
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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/
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Family Law Matters Blog

Family Law Matters Blog

Covers New York family law. By Deborah Hope Wayne.

http://www.familylawmatters-blog.com/
  • Aug 27

    Negotiation Notes: Uncertainty

    Negotiation Notes: Uncertainty
    Entering into a negotiation with uncertainty is not necessarily a bad thing.  Thinking that we know all of the answers before a negotiation starts can lead to less flexible, positional thinking.  A reasonable agreement in divorce is…
  • Aug 6

    50/50 Parenting Plans During Separation and Divorce: Practical Considerations for Mediating Parenting Plan

    50/50 Parenting Plans During Separation and Divorce: Practical Considerations for Mediating Parenting Plan
    When creating a parenting plan, the goal is for both parents to maintain a meaningful relationship with the children unless special circumstances exist.   How can parents develop a viable “50/50” parenting plan? What…
  • Jul 25

    Social Media & Marriage: Do We Need a Social Media Clause in our Prenup?

    Social Media & Marriage: Do We Need a Social Media Clause in our Prenup?
    Social media is all around us. In today’s world, around-the-clock accessibility through social media has become the norm. It seems as if everyone is constantly updating their status or tagging their pictures so that we know exactly…
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Just Families

Just Families

Covers children's and family law. By New York Law School’s Diane Abbey Law Center for Children and Families.

http://www.justfamilies.org/
  • Jul 14

    The Real Cost of Student Debt: Why New York State Should Allow Common Law Marriage

    The Real Cost of Student Debt: Why New York State Should Allow Common Law Marriage
    By Raelynn Leggio As law students we are experiencing first hand the crushing weight of debt in order to obtain our degrees. In 2012 the average law student had incurred approximately $140,616 of debt. This figure doesn’t include…
  • Mar 31

    The Every Student Succeeds Act

    The Every Student Succeeds Act
    By: Jarienn James On December 10, 2015, a bipartisan bill revising the National Education Law was signed into law by President Obama. Using twelve pens, President Obama repealed the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act with the Every Student…
  • Feb 26

    Molloy v. Molloy: What is “Good Cause” for an Extension of an Order of Protection

    Molloy v. Molloy: What is “Good Cause” for an Extension of an Order of Protection
      By: Mallory McGee Earlier this year, the Second Department of the Appellate Division of New York, issued an opinion on the issue of extension of orders of protection for “good cause.” In Molloy v. Molloy, the…
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Central Florida Family and…

Central Florida Family and Criminal Defense Lawyers

Covers family law issues. By the Law Office of Frank P. Remsen, P.A.

http://remsenlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    Relocation with Children

    Relocation with Children
    When a court enters an order establishing parental rights and/or time-sharing that court retains jurisdiction until all children subject to the order reach the age of majority (18 years) or until the order is domesticated in or transferred…
  • Jun 14

    Parenting Plan Basic

    Parenting Plan Basic
    In divorces involving minor children and in paternity actions where the minor children’s parents never married, parenting plans are used to detail the rights of each parent regarding their minor children by establishing co-parenting rules…
  • Apr 27

    Do I Really Need an Attorney for my Family Law Case?

    Do I Really Need an Attorney for my Family Law Case?
    Do you need an attorney for your family law case?
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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…
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Patricia Van Haren, Attorney At…

Patricia Van Haren, Attorney At Law

Addresses many questions and issues that people may encounter while going through their family law case.

http://pcvlawblog.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 24

    Whose Time Is It Anyway?

    Whose Time Is It Anyway?
    No one likes spending their weekends filled with AYSO [All Your Saturdays Occupied – as I used to call it when my kids were young], dance classes, birthday parties, and running around like a chauffer, but for most of us, this is how we…
  • Feb 24

    Whose Time Is It Anyway?

    Whose Time Is It Anyway?
    No one likes spending their weekends filled with AYSO [All Your Saturdays Occupied – as I used to call it when my kids were young], dance classes, birthday parties, and running around like a chauffer, but for most of us, this is how we…
  • Oct 17

    What Makes a Parent? More on Paternity and Parental Right

    What Makes a Parent? More on Paternity and Parental Right
    Once upon a time life was simple, people got married, had children and raised the children together until the kids went away to school.  Now the average American family looks much different. There are families which have one parent (either a…
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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…
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North Carolina Divorce Lawyers…

North Carolina Divorce Lawyers Blog

Covers family law. By Woodruff Family Law Group.

http://www.northcarolinadivorcelawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 13

    Separate Property Bought During Marriage?

    Separate Property Bought During Marriage?
    Dear Carolyn: I have a family member who is separated. Before the separation, this person purchased a house with the deed only in her name and the deed of trust in both names. How will the courts view this property for equitable distribution?…
  • Oct 11

    A year can seem a LONG time…..

    A year can seem a LONG time…..
    Dear Carolyn: My wife and I have been married 20 years. Our child is graduating from high school this year, and we are miserable.  We own a home with lots of debt and we cannot afford to separate without selling our home first.  We…
  • Oct 6

    Crazy Soccer Mom!

    Crazy Soccer Mom!
    Dear Carolyn: The ex-wife of my new husband is constantly calling my cell phone, following me in my car, and making faces at me at the children’s soccer game.  I get texts from her calling me names.  She even threatened to…
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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,…
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Family-In-Law

Family-In-Law

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

http://family-in-law.com/
  • May 23

    What’s New in Minnesota Family Law: 2017 Edition

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

    STOP! before you file that Appeal.

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

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

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

Family Law Chicago

Covers Illinois divorce and family law. By George Pecherek.

http://familylawchicago.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 10

    Judge Orders Divorcing Couple To Swap Facebook And Dating Site Password

    Judge Orders Divorcing Couple To Swap Facebook And Dating Site Password
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2011/11/07/judge-orders-divorcing-couple-to-swap-facebook-and-dating-site-passwords/
  • Oct 20

    New Real Estate Transfer Law

    New Real Estate Transfer Law
    There is a new law which allows you to transfer residential real estate upon death without probate.  It’s called the Illinois Residential Real Property Transfer on Death Instrument Act (“Act”).  The instrument is called a Transfer on…
  • Jul 19

    Free Consultation

    Free Consultation
    Come in now for a free consultation.George Pecherek & Associates, P.C.
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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…
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Freed Marcroft Blog

Freed Marcroft Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, family, real estate, litigation, business and non-profit planning, and LGBT immigration law.

http://freedmarcroft.com/category/blog/
  • Oct 17

    Happily Ever After, After

    Happily Ever After, After
    Before we founded Freed Marcroft, I used to travel for a living. Right now I am alone on a plane for the first time in a long time.  Both avid travelers, Kristen and I journey together frequently for business and pleasure.  But this…
  • Jul 10

    4 Tips for Effective Co-Parenting This Summer

    4 Tips for Effective Co-Parenting This Summer
    For your kids, summertime means no school and plenty of time for fun activities. Between trips to the local pool, summer camp, and vacation time with their parents, they’re always in for a good time. When it comes to divorced…
  • Jul 5

    How do Connecticut Courts Decide on Child Custody?

    How do Connecticut Courts Decide on Child Custody?
    Whether you’re deciding on child custody in court or working out an agreement with the other parent, the courts will always have the final word on your child custody arrangements. When the court rules on a child custody order, you and…
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