The Best Divorce Blog Posts of 2012

Now that 2012 is coming to a close I thought it was time to share my favorite divorce-related blog posts of the year.  Each of these posts is an excellent post on the topic it dealt with and is worth your time in reading. Without further ado, here are the best divorce posts of 2012.

Moving Towards Co-Parenting – A very insightful post by Lee Brochstein about her personal divorce experiences.  This particular post is on improving her relationship with her ex and how much that helped their co-parenting relationship.

Surviving the Emotional Side of Divorce – Great post (it is actually part 1 of 2) by Chicago divorce attorney Michael Craven on how to handle the emotional side of divorce.

Do Divorce Lawyers Get Clients From Social Media? – John Harding is a California family law attorney who blogs primarily about the business of law practice and especially about use of technology for law firms.  Excellent blog overall and this particular post dealt intelligently about something I have often wondered about – do lawyers actually get clients from social media.

Financial Declaration Document – Greg Forman is a South Carolina divorce attorney who frequently writes well thought out posts specifically on South Carolina family statutes and cases.  While the law is different from Texas, it is still helpful to hear Greg’s excellent analysis. This post was on use of their Financial Declaration document.  The document seems to be a combination of the Texas Financial Information Statement (primarily relates to income and expenses) and a very abbreviated version of our Inventory (list of assets and liabilities).

You Can’t Say You Weren’t Warned – Indiana divorce attorney John Crouch’s interesting post on the idea of providing your spouse with written notice of how troubled your marriage is as a last-ditch effort to save your marriage.

Increasing Divorce Rates of Older Americans – Pennsylvania divorce lawyer Maribeth Blessing’s eye-opening post on the rapidly rising divorce rate for people age 50 and over.

Court Ordered Child Support Payments by Stepparents? – Fascinating post by New Jersey family law attorney Amy Goldstein on how New Jersey courts under certain circumstances can impose a child support obligation on a stepparent.  This is completely contrary to Texas law and the legal reasoning behind their equitable estoppel theory was very interesting.

Gay Marriage Trend – Boston divorce attorney Steven Ballard post on legalization of gay marriage in several states and the political winds of change in that area.

Multi-State Custody Litigation – Kansas City, Missouri family law attorney Mark Wortman blog does an excellent job analyzing Missouri appellate decisions on family law issues.  This particular post dealt with a case under the UCCJEA (Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act), which is a uniform statute that gets applied in Texas as well.

Gun Control Law Post-Sandy Hook Massacre – A sadly necessary post by Georgia divorce attorney Michael Manely on people’s obsession with possessing guns, especially assault weapons.  This is an issue that comes up in Texas divorce cases occasionally, particularly in those cases involving kids where one parent is a gun-lover and the other hates them.

GPS Tracking – DIY or Hire Private Investigator? – Maryland family law attorney Heater Sunderman wrote this interesting post on the question of whether to use a private investigator or do-it-yourself methods to track your spouse if you suspect infidelity.  With the significant improvements in GPS technology it has become quite easy and relatively cheap to track someone’s movements.  The problem this raises in divorce cases is that the person doing the tracking is likely committing a crime in the process.

Please feel free to visit the posts on the list and comment on your favorites below.  If there are some other excellent divorce posts that were omitted please share them below as well.

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Scott Morgan is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has practiced family law since 1994 and is the founder of the Morgan Law Firm which is dedicated exclusively to representing divorce and family law clients in the Houston and Austin areas.

2 Responses to The Best Divorce Blog Posts of 2012

  • Micha Edgerton says:

    Divorce causes major issues with health insurance benefits. Many families have employer provided and/or paid for health insurance benefits that cover the entire family. It is not uncommon to see situations where the other spouse is a stay at home parent, with absolutely no access to health insurance benefits, or employed at a job with either no health insurance benefits available or those benefits available at a substantial cost. After a divorce, the spouse with the family health insurance coverage can no longer cover the other parent. They are no longer “family” members who can take advantage of one health insurance policy. How to then ensure that everyone stays insured does become an issue for negotiation and/or divorce litigation.’,

    Have a good day

  • does getting visitation mean having rights to see the child, but not have the child/baby live with the parent with visitation?

    A lawyer predicted I would get a minimum of 60/40 up to 80/20. What are the differences?

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