Family law blogs & family blawgs

Guest family law blogs and divorce blawgs from family lawyers, solicitors and legal professionals.

3 Ways to Make Your Divorce a Little Less Painful

by drew.kobb December 11, 2013 Divorce

Divorce can be a painful, drawn-out process that can scar people for the rest of their lives. While it’s impossible to make divorce truly easy, there are a few ways that you can make it easier. Here are 3 methods that might be able to help you through this time of change. 1.     Divorce Mediation […]

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How To Manage Your Finances Post-Divorce

by Lilly December 9, 2013 Divorce

Going through a separation is hard enough as it is, without even considering the financial changes your about to undergo. Unfortunately, you have to consider those changes in order to create a better future for yourself and any children you have with your ex-partner. The longer you put that organization off, the worse it will […]

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Child Custody and Visitation During the Holidays

by Anna Shapiro December 6, 2013 Family Law

(US family law and generally) The holiday season can be stressful and hectic for anyone. Whenever co-parents need to deal with child visitation issues during the holidays, the stress can be heightened if they don’t prepare or agree ahead of time. Parenting plans generally outline how visits and holidays will be split between co-parents. The […]

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Why London is the divorce capital of the world

by Alex Bright December 6, 2013 Family Law

London is one of the biggest and most progressive cities in the world. A hub of finance, technology and industry, it attracts not only the most ambitious talent from the UK, but also around the world. There is, however, another less desirable area where London is a world leader. More divorces are finalised in London […]

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Lasting Powers of Attorney and Enduring Powers of Attorney.

by EdwardHandsandLewis December 2, 2013 Blawg

By Emma Fuller, Director at Edward Hands and Lewis After Lasting Powers of Attorney or Enduring Powers of Attorney have been made by a Donor (ie the person who has entered into the Lasting Power if Attorney) they can be revoked They can be revoked by the Donor if the Donor still has the mental […]

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What is Certified Guardian Ad Litem?

by TBeauregard November 28, 2013 Divorce

(US law/generally) A Guardian is simply a person who has the legal authority to care for another person. The term Ad Litem is a legal term used to refer to the appointment by a court of one party to act in a lawsuit on behalf of another party. Family court cases regarding guardianship can become […]

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5 Things You Should Do If Falsely Accused of Domestic Violence

by David R Jones November 28, 2013 Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a serious crime that can do severe damage to your reputation. If your partner has, or may be planning to, falsely accuse you, the decisions you make leading up to the trial can make or break your case. Like any false claim against you, just because YOU know you are innocent doesn’t […]

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Estate Planning Basics for Aging and Infirm Parents

by oberdorferlaw November 22, 2013 Blawg

One of the quickest ways to learn about the importance of having a solid and comprehensive estate plan is having to facilitate the process for elderly parents who encounter unexpected hardships. For adults with parents in their seventies or eighties, emerging health care issues may be the catalyst for decisions about factors not considered by […]

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Want To Get Divorced As A Gay Couple? Think Again.

by Kitchens New Cleghorn LLC November 13, 2013 Divorce

(US family law & general) When the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, it was a landmark event for the entire country. The federal government finally recognized same-sex couples as equal in the eyes of the law. Many hoped that this would lead to legalization of same-sex marriage in state after state […]

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What are the steps during a child custody case

by johngary24 November 2, 2013 Family Law

Child custody disputes are unsettling, emotionally draining and potentially very costly. For you as disputing parents, not to mention the children, it is so much better if you are able to reach a resolution between yourselves. So long as any decisions you make are not to the detriment of the children involved, the courts will […]

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Complex Assets in Divorce

by FF Colorado October 30, 2013 Divorce

Preventing critical mistakes in high asset divorce cases is not something that many divorce attorneys get the opportunity to do that often in their practice. One of the largest, most complex aspects of divorce is the distribution of assets and debt. How do you ensure that you will walk away with a fair portion of […]

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The Court of Protection – Open to the public?

by EdwardHandsandLewis October 24, 2013 Blawg

The new president of the Family Division courts has echoed previous plans to make the Court of Protection open to the public. The plans have been talked about for some time now, and it was reported yesterday that the new president Sir James Munby agreed with the plans. The Court of Protection makes important decisions […]

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Is it a Good Idea (Realistically) to Have a Prenup?

by contactus October 16, 2013 Divorce

This is an article by Shannon McNulty.  Shannon is a Philadelphia estate attorney. At the outset of a marriage the furthest thing from the couple-to-be is conflict or disagreement in the marriage.  Through the rose colored glasses of almost newlyweds it feels as if the couple will never disagree about anything.  Jobs, who will stay at […]

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Which is Better: Divorce & Bankruptcy or Bankruptcy & Divorce?

by Lilly October 15, 2013 Divorce

During the occurrence of a divorce, you will most likely have many questions that you have thought of or should ask your attorney so that you are well prepared beforehand. Many marriages end in divorce because of disagreements on finances and in some cases, your questions may revolve around bankruptcy and debt that has occurred […]

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What Reasons Can Be Used to File for Divorce in Pennsylvania?

by contactus October 15, 2013 Divorce

It is important to work with an experienced family law attorney if you are thinking about filing for or have been served with a divorce.  In Pennsylvania, the legal grounds for divorce can be broken up into two categories:  fault and no-fault.  All valid divorces must fall under one of these two categories.  An attorney […]

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The President of the family division says the adoption process is ‘too grave’ to be a quick process

by PaulReflect October 4, 2013 Family Law

The latest legal news hears the president of the family division call the adoption process ‘sloppy’ stating that the process requires vast improvements. Sir James Munby, the leading family court judge has stated that the social services ‘sloppy practice’ has meant that the impending 26-week timetable should be ignored and claims that the adoption process […]

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How to make the split as smooth as possible?

by Paul Whitaker September 26, 2013 Divorce

Divorce is never going to be an easy experience for the parties or their children. It can be costly, time-consuming and complicated, not to mention emotionally exhaustive. The most desirable outcome would be for a divorce to be as friendly as possible. The key to this is to take a step back and view the […]

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17 Years of Payments and It’s Not My Child: What Now?

by annbailey September 13, 2013 Family Law

Many people in the U.S. dream of nothing more than having a pleasant life, a great family and the chance to raise a child to be the best person they can be. Since there are around four million births in America alone every year, many people get the chance to take a crack at this […]

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4 Valid Reasons to Contest a Will

by edralyn September 7, 2013 Family Law

It’s not uncommon for a family member’s last will and testament to go challenged in court, but it’s very uncommon for the challenge to be successful. Often, unhappy heirs or disinherited children will threaten to contest, but once they do even the quickest internet search and realize that the odds are stacked against them, they […]

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Annulment Defined: Knowing Your Rights

by laura.bailey September 5, 2013 Divorce

What is annulment? Annulment is a legal method of ending a marriage. It differs from divorce in a number of ways. From a legal standpoint, annulment doesn’t just end a marriage: it completely erases it. Annulment can be a valid option for people who are against divorce for religious reasons. Do I qualify for an […]

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Seven People Who Should Purchase Life Insurance Immediately

by edralyn August 29, 2013 Family Law

If you are considering whether or not to purchase a life insurance policy, ask yourself this one question: If I die, will someone suffer financially? If the answer to that question is yes, you need to purchase a life insurance policy immediately. A site like can help you determine which policy is right for […]

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Using a Family Law Service to Obtain Parental Responsibility

by cormac84 August 28, 2013 Blawg

Parents that live away from their children due to separation can feel left out of the decisions taken in their children’s lives. Gaining parental responsibility is a key legal status that safeguards these rights. However, not all parents have this right automatically and they may need to negotiate or go to court to achieve it. […]

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Common marital regime in Spanish Law

by David Lorenzo August 28, 2013 Divorce

Common Marital Regime in Spanish law In the common marital regime in Spanish Law the husband and wife gains or profits from any of them, will be allocated by half to dissolve. The common marital regime will begin at the time of the marriage or subsequently agreed upon at the time of capitulation. Common goods […]

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How Family Mediation could have helped Monty Panesar

by Slater & Gordon Lawyers August 21, 2013 Divorce

On Monday the Daily Mail reported that “England cricketer Monty Panesar’s recent drunken meltdown was triggered by the stress of a bitter break-up with his wife.” Sources say that he is devastated by the breakdown of his marriage and subsequent divorce. As a Family Law Solicitor dealing with all Family and Personal Matters we understand […]

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Common Grounds for Divorce that Helps You File Your Petition

by lawfirm August 20, 2013 Divorce

Divorce is a legal process. This may sound like a dreadful incident, yet this is an important step for many. When nothing works, going separate ways becomes necessary. This is a state governed issue and you need to seek legal assistance to deal with the matter. Hiring a family lawyer specialized in handling divorce will […]

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