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Proposed Law would require Hours of “Marriage Education” Prior to being Granted Marriage License

The Colorado Marriage Education Act would require that couples seeking a marriage license undergo 10 to 30 hours or more of "pre-wedding education" before they are allowed to be married. If ...
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New Divorce “Documentary” Criticized for being Emotion- rather than Fact-Driven

Critics with "LA Weekly Film" recently reviewed the 2014 self described documentary Divorce Corp. The tagline for the film, "Marriage is an institution. Divorce is big business" is ...
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Adoption in California

California and New York have the highest number of adoptions of all of the states. In California, many different types of adoptions are available and occur annually. These include adopting a child ...
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Tragic End to Domestic Abuse Case

A Pittsburgh woman was killed by her ex-boyfriend recently just days after deciding to seek a protection from abuse order (restraining order). 22-year-old M.A. had been in a relationship with C.H., 27 ...
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Child Support Dispute Gets out of Control at Local Diner

A diner employee was rushed to the hospital and three people were arrested in the aftermath of an argument about child support payments that escalated out of control. A 26-year-old woman, T.T., was ...
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Woman Obtains Child Support Arrears Decades Later

As reported in The Chicago Tribune News, a 53-year-old woman is now receiving back child support payments that her ex-husband has owed her for decades. The Illinois woman, L. A. E., used a collection ...
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Why You Need a Cohabitation Agreement

Cohabitation between heterosexual and same-sex partners is a common phenomenon in the state of California. Many people live together as a prelude to marriage. Others may not wish to formally tie the ...
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Enforcement of Court Orders in a New York Divorce

During the divorce process, you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse will sort through all of the issues pertaining to your legal split in order to reach the terms of your divorce. This may be done through ...
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Grandmother Accused of Drug Plot to Gain Custody of Grandchild

A 58-year-old woman is in the Maricopa County jail after being accused of giving her granddaughter cocaine in an effort to gain full custody of the nine-year-old little girl. According to ...
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Phoenix Police Officer accused of Beating Wife

A birthday celebration went wrong recently when a Phoenix couple landed in jail. Patrol Officer A.S. and his wife, D.S., were both arrested in a domestic violence incident. D.S. stated that she had ...
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Trends in U. S. Marriage and Divorce

Every generation seems to approach the areas of marriage and divorce differently. These differences are based on current cultural trends which can combine such matters as economic conditions, advances ...
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How Violent Sexual Felonies Affect California Spousal Support

California Family Code Section 4324 concerns how violent sexual felonies committed by one spouse against another can affect their divorce. Under California law, violent sexual felonies include rape, ...
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Expect the Unexpected when it comes to Alimony or Spousal Support

While child support payments and property division can be predicted in a divorce, spousal support is highly variable. There are no hard and fast rules that the courts use determine what amount will be ...
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Father Arrested after 8-Year-Old Son Calls 911 in Domestic Violence Incident

A Columbia father was arrested recently after his young son called police. R.B., 29 years old, is accused of domestic violence offenses against his wife. The incident happened when R.B. and his wife ...
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Changes in California Family Laws

State laws are constantly changing and family law is no exception. 2013 brought some changes to California legal codes which govern family law issues such as child custody and spousal support. In a ...
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Division of Marital Property in a Georgia Divorce

Georgia is an "equitable distribution" state when it comes to diving marital property in a divorce. This means that the property and assets will be divided between the spouses in a manner ...
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Enforcement of Nevada Divorce and Family Law Court Orders

Once a divorce has been finalized in Nevada, the divorce agreement becomes an official court order. This means that all terms of the divorce decided either through mutual agreement between the spouses ...
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Grounds for Divorce in Georgia

Like all the other states in the union, Georgia employs a no-fault divorce which means you can obtain a dissolution of marriage without having to prove that your spouse did anything wrong. All that is ...
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