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  • Rocker Denies He's Refusing Spousal Support
    Def Leppard rocker Vivian Campbell is denying the claim that he is trying to deny his wife spousal support. According to reports, he is going through a divorce, but he is refuting claims that he is ...
  • Wrestling Champ Ric Flair Accused of Not Paying Spousal Support
    Jacqueline Fliehr, the estranged wife of Ric Flair, is seeking the court's help in collecting thousands of dollars in separation support and alimony, that was agreed upon between the divorcing ...
  • Group Trying to Change Alimony Laws
    A group in the Broward County, Florida area is trying to change alimony laws in the area. According to reports, the current law states that a wife's money can qualify as a factor in the alimony ...
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  • "Lawyer Paternalism" & How It Affects Your Case Long-Term
    The foundation of empowerment, of exercising control of your destiny, is responsibility. Ownership. If you can't own your situation, then you can't really direct where it goes—and you ...
  • What is Collaborative Divorce?
    Divorce can easily become a messy, emotionally draining process, especially when a divorce is litigated in court. Not all divorces have to be contentious though. When the parties agreed to sit down ...
  • Benefits of Divorce Mediation
    While some divorces are settled through litigation, a divorce can also be settled through mediation, a process much less stressful, time consuming, and expensive than litigation. During mediation, the ...
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  • To Annul Or To Divorce
    Are you considering a divorce? If so, getting an annulment may have crossed your mind. It is important to understand what an annulment is and who qualifies before you attempt to obtain one. Unlike a ...
  • Kris Humphries Wants Annulment
    Kim Kardashian filed for divorce from Kris Humphries back in October, but her husband wants something different. Humphries has reportedly filed for legal separation as a way to move forward with ...
  • Is Annulment an Option?
    If you are considering a divorce, you may also be curious about how to get an annulment. Depending on what state you reside in, there will be different requirements to get a civil annulment. In most ...
Child Abuse - Click here to view all posts
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Child Custody - Click here to view all posts
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Child Support - Click here to view all posts
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  • Beyonce's Dad Off The Hook for Child Support
    Beyonce's dad is reportedly off the hook in connection with a child support matter. According to reports, he has gotten a pass from a judge on his child support payments because he reportedly way ...
  • Man Jailed for Failure to Pay Child Support Again
    A man in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area has reportedly been jailed for failure to pay child support for the 12 th time. According to reports, this is the 12 th time he hasn't paid in four ...
  • Doctor Has License Revoked for Not Paying Child Support
    An Oklahoma doctor has reportedly had his medical license revoked for not paying child support. According to reports, a judge ordered that it be done because he owes $20,000 dollars in back child ...
Cohabitation - Click here to view all posts
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Divorce - Click here to view all posts
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  • Actress Pamela Anderson Divorces Film Producer Rick Salomon
    The Los Angeles Times, and several other media outlets, have reported that actress Pamela Anderson is divorcing her husband, film producer Rick Salomon. This is the second time the couple had wed, the ...
  • Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin Announce Separation
    Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have announced their separation. According to reports, Gwyneth announced the separation on her site Goop. The two have decided to part ways after ten years of ...
  • Trace Adkins' Wife Files for Divorce
    Country singer Trace Adkins' wife has reportedly filed for divorce. According to reports, she filed for divorce after 16 years of marriage. It is reported that she cited irreconcilable differences ...
Divorce Mediation - Click here to view all posts
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Domestic Partnerships - Click here to view all posts
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Domestic Violence - Click here to view all posts
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Equitable Distribution - Click here to view all posts
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  • Community Property vs. Equitable Distribution
    Generally, there are two types of mindsets that govern property distribution in the U.S. Some states have laws that say assets are to be distributed equitably and other states believe in ...
  • Equitable Distribution and Life Insurance Policies
    No matter how amiable or difficult your divorce is, you must sit down and think about your assets together or with an attorney in order to become familiar with the laws of equitable distribution. ...
  • The Equitable Distribution Process
    If you are contemplating divorce then you will need to familiarize yourself with the concept of equitable distribution. No matter how long your marriage was, you will need to separate your assets and ...
Estate Planning - Click here to view all posts
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  • Families Can't Afford the Homes They Need to Grow
    Families in Boston are having difficulty finding homes with enough space near the city center. Typically affordable middle-income home prices have spiked in cities across America—but in Boston, ...
  • Mistress Wins in Estate Battle
    A Georgia court has decided to side with a mistress in regard to an estate battle. According to reports, the girlfriend of a wealthy car dealer can now inherit a lot of his estate. The family of the ...
  • Dennis Hopper's Wido Sues his Estate
    This week, it has been reported that Dennis Hopper's widow, Victoria Duffy, has filed a $45 million creditor's claim against her former husband's estate. In May, Hopper died after losing ...
Family Law - Click here to view all posts
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  • A Sad Story Illustrates Why Family Attorneys Are Needed
    Attorneys are the only people who are professionally obligated to protect their client's interests against the government or the police. While everyone else is answerable to the authorities, a ...
  • Congressman Accuses Wife of Bigamy in Divorce
    Florida Congressman Alan Grayson is reportedly accusing his wife of Bigamy in their divorce. According to reports, he claims she has been wed to another man for during much of their 24-year marriage. ...
  • Eliot Spitzer to Pay in Divorce Settlement
    Eliot Spitzer has to pay millions in his divorce settlement. According to reports, he will have to pay over $7.5 million in his divorce. The money agreement is part of a postnuptial agreement. She ...
Father's Rights - Click here to view all posts
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Grandparent's Rights - Click here to view all posts
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  • What Rights Does a Grandparent Have?
    Grandparents play a very important role in a grandchild's life. They offer love, advice, security and support, and grandchildren benefit from this relationship. In our society, it's not ...
  • Grandparents Get Custody of Toddler
    A toddler lost her mother last year in what is believed to be a drunk driving crash. The judge overhearing her case has awarded child custody of the girl to both of her grandmother. The 1-year-old ...
  • Grandparental Rights and Visitation
    Recent cases across the country have raised the question of whether or not there is such a legal point of grandparental rights in the case of visitation. Although it varies by state the traditional ...
Guardianship - Click here to view all posts
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  • Actress' Sister Granted Guardianship
    'Modern Family' star Ariel Winter has been involved in some family drama that has now resulted in her older sister being granted guardianship of the teenage girl. According to reports, a judge ...
  • Katherine Jackson Gets Guardianship Reinstated
    Katherine Jackson, Michael Jackson’s mother, has reportedly had her guardianship status over his children reinstated. According to reports, she is once again co-guardian of the three children. A ...
  • Hospital Fighting Guardianship
    A hospital in the Massachusetts area is reportedly fighting a guardianship matter in regard to a patient. The hospital is reportedly looking to remove two women as legal guardians of their brother who ...
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Juvenile Cases - Click here to view all posts
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  • Why Do You Have to Pay Child Support?
    If you are a mother or a father who has been ordered to pay child support, you may be wondering why you have to make such payments. You may also feel that making monthly payments is not fair. However, ...
  • Signs of Child Molestation and Abuse
    While bruises are often a first indication that child abuse is happening at home or school, not all signs of abuse will be obvious or external. Children who are experiencing sexual abuse at the hands ...
  • Number of Juvenile Cases Filed Decreasing in Grand Rapids
    The number of juvenile cases filling the dockets is decreasing, according to a new study in Grand Rapids, Michigan. News Channel 3 reported that the police have confirmed that less crimes are being ...
Legal Separations - Click here to view all posts
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  • 'Real Housewives' Star Legally Separates
    ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ star Adrienne Maloof and her husband, Paul Nassif, have reportedly decided to legally separate. According to reports, he has filed for legal separation ...
  • Considering Legal Separation
    Have you recently decided to separate from your spouse? If so, you may want to consider obtaining a legal separation to protect yourself in the future. A legal separation is a legal document that is ...
  • Divorce or Legal Separation?
    When your marriage starts to deteriorate, you may think about getting a divorce. Before you make this difficult decision, you may wish to seek a legal separation instead. There are two terms that you ...
Marital Settlement - Click here to view all posts
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  • Cheryl Cole Trying to Reach Marital Settlement
    According to news sources, Cheryl Cole is trying to reach a marital settlement so she can keep the home that she and Ashley Cole share in the UK. The couple is going through a divorce, but the X ...
Marriage - Click here to view all posts
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Marriage Contracts - Click here to view all posts
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  • Galen Hopper to Be Included in her Father's Insurance Policy
    Recently, a judge in California denied Dennis Hopper's motion to exclude his daughter, Galen Hopper, from his insurance police. Galen is 7 years of age and was to be prohibited from receiving ...
  • Prenuptial Agreements, Doing it Right
    With the hustle and bustle of preparing for the big wedding day, the importance of having a prenuptial agreement done thoroughly and with care is sometimes neglected. Without proper preparation, this ...
  • Types of Marital Contracts
    There are many different contracts and agreements that people can take advantage of under family law. The following is a brief overview of some of the most common types of marital contracts: ...
Maternity - Click here to view all posts
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Military Divorce - Click here to view all posts
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Modifications - Click here to view all posts
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  • How to Deduct an Alimony Payment
    If you are paying alimony, you can deduct this expense from your gross income in order to lower your taxable income and therefore reduce your taxes to a more affordable rate. If you have divorced and ...
  • Ex-Dodger Owner Back in Family Court for Divorce Modification
    Sometimes, divorced individuals underestimate the value of their fortune or their spouse’s assets, and want to get a divorce modification once they sort through things. Frank McCourt, the ...
  • Obtaining Modification of Alimony
    It is possible to obtain modification of alimony if both parties are agreeable to it. In cases where both parties have been able to maintain a friendly relationship they can agree to a modification ...
Parental Alienation - Click here to view all posts
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parental kidnapping - Click here to view all posts
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Parental Relocation - Click here to view all posts
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  • Relocation without Permission Can Lead to Penalties
    If you relocate your child without notifying both the other parent and the court, you could be facing severe penalties. However, parents who do not object to parental relocation within a certain time ...
  • Florida and Parental Relocation
    Parents who live in Florida but are considering relocation must comply with Florida Statute 61.13001. Also known as "Parental Relocation With a Child," failure to comply could result in the parent at ...
  • Notifying the court of Parental Relocation
    Often times, parents assume that because they have child custody, they can leave their state without notifying the courts. Yet, the truth is, anytime parents are relocating they need to notify the ...
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  • Medical Marijuana Used as Reason to Deny Child Custody
    An El Paso couple believes that they were abruptly turned down for the adoption of their great-granddaughter because they are medical marijuana users, as reported by KOAA News 5 for Colorado Springs ...
  • Children Allowed to Bond with Paralyzed Mother
    A.D., a mother paralyzed as a result of childbirth, has been granted parental visitation rights in her parent’s home in South Carolina by California Judge Fredrick Shaller, as reported by ABC News. ...
Paternity - Click here to view all posts
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  • Actor Jason Patric Seeks Presumed-Father Status
    Though conceived via a sperm bank and not married, actor Jason Patric is pursuing his rights as a father for a child that his ex-girlfriend conceived, refers to him as "Dada" and he spends ...
  • Michael Lohan is Father Again after Paternity Test
    Michael Lohan, Lindsay Lohan's father, is a dad once more after a paternity test proved that a teenage girl is his daughter. According to reports, Michael took the test in regard to a girl who was ...
  • Filing Mistaken Paternity Actions
    Most states have laws in place that allow men to file mistaken paternity petitions. However, there are instances when these petitions will automatically be dismissed by a judge. Depending on what ...
Polygamy - Click here to view all posts
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  • Polygamist Caught on Facebook
    Admitting that he “made a mistake”, a Grand Rapids man is being charged with polygamy when his first wife learned of his new marriage via the social networking site, Facebook, as reported by Michigan ...
Prenuptial & Post Nuptial Agreements - Click here to view all posts
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Prenuptial/Postnuptial Agreements - Click here to view all posts
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Property Rights & Distribution - Click here to view all posts
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  • Ways Property Is Divided during Divorce
    There are several ways that couples can divide their property during a divorce. Understanding the different options available to you and how each one can benefit both parties will help you get through ...
  • How Are Bills Split during Divorce?
    Are you in the process of getting a divorce ? If so, you may be wondering how you are going to split your bills. Depending on what state you reside in, bill division comes under the category of ...
  • Community Property vs. Equitable Distribution
    Generally, there are two types of mindsets that govern property distribution in the U.S. Some states have laws that say assets are to be distributed equitably and other states believe in ...
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  • Families Can't Afford the Homes They Need to Grow
    Families in Boston are having difficulty finding homes with enough space near the city center. Typically affordable middle-income home prices have spiked in cities across America—but in Boston, ...
  • Custodial Parent Relocation in New York
    If the custodial parent of a child in New York wants to move, they may have a tough time of it. The courts in New York care primarily about the well being of the child, and will take that into ...
Restraining Orders - Click here to view all posts
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Same Sex Couples - Click here to view all posts
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  • DOJ Recommends Supreme Court Honor Baker's Case
    In the first week of September, the Department of Justice filed an amicus curiae brief to the U.S. Supreme Court to side with the baker who refused to bake a cake for a same-sex couple. An amicus ...
  • Chile Introduces Same-Sex Marriage Bill
    For the last two months, our blog has taken a look at LGBT rights issues both at home and abroad, with the general understanding that things were not necessarily improving worldwide. In many ...
  • Gay Marriage Bans Could Have Serious Effect on Mental Health
    In a report released by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans & Intersex Association, it was revealed that 72 nations worldwide still prosecute their citizens for homosexuality. Of these ...
spousal support - Click here to view all posts
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Visitation - Click here to view all posts
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  • Setting Emotions Aside Post Divorce
    There are times when you may be so angry at your soon-so-be ex-spouse that you may want to use their own children against them. Not only would this be terrible for your divorce settlement but it could ...
  • Common Visitation Concerns
    If you are in the process of deciding visitation for your child, you may have questions such as whether the court will decide a visitation schedule or not. In most cases, a judge will prefer that you ...
  • Visitation Dispute Leads to Violence
    While deciding visitation may not always be an easy choice for two parents, it should never lead to violence like it did in Bay Shore, NY. Police were called to the home of a man after gunshots were ...
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