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Super Lawyers Family Law Articles

Who Claims the Kids on Their Tax Return?

Illinois parents should review the IRS rules for claiming the dependent care exemption before filing taxes

The End of Alimony Deductions in Utah

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act eliminates the long-standing tax deduction for alimony payers

Which Parent Claims the Child Care Tax Credit?

Unmarried parents: Don’t overlook this benefit in Ohio

Who Gets the Ring When the Engagement’s Off?

How gifts are distributed, should breakups happen in Ohio

Why You Should Work With an Attorney on Surrogacy

Surrogacy law in Minnesota is mostly silent, so a lawyer is essential

Minnesota Courts Can Take Domestic Abusers’ Guns

An order for protection or misdemeanor conviction can be grounds to bar owning firearms

How to Legally Separate a Parent and Child

The laws and procedures to emancipate minor children in California

Finding a Minnesota Family Law Attorney You Can Trust

The questions to ask as you try to select a competent and honest lawyer

What is Considered a “Committed Intimate Relationship”?

Rights and protections for unmarried couples in Washington State

Do I Need an Order of Protection or Harassment Restraining Order?

Victims of domestic violence in Minnesota need to know

Mediation: An Alternative to Heading to Court

A more collaborative, and often cheaper, way to resolve legal conflicts

How to Protect Yourself if You're Cohabiting in New Jersey

Certain legal documents can save your property, children and estate

The Path to Legal Surrogacy in Minnesota

What families should consider before building their numbers through surrogacy

Cohabiting Couples Can Have Protections Similar to Marriage

Legal documentation can protect your property, children and estate in Massachusetts

Is a Prenup a Good Idea in Texas?

A prenuptial agreement is a legal contract and should be treated as such

Kids Don’t Decide Their Own Custody and Fault Doesn’t Matter

Common misconceptions in Pennsylvania family law

Digital Spying in Washington State

Our modern world affords new avenues for divorcing spouses

How to Modify or End Spousal Support

What are the time and payment limits on alimony in Texas?

What Common Law Marriage Means in Real Life

The legal myths and facts about a persistently misunderstood concept

Same-Sex Common Law Marriage in Colorado

Marriage may be retroactive—even before Obergefell v. Hodges made it legal

How to Change Your Name in Maryland

The legal ins and outs 

Gestational Surrogacy Laws in Illinois

The state’s a legally supportive stance on the family arrangement

Finding the Balance in Tri-Parenting Agreements

Understanding the legal status of non-biological and non-adoptive parents in multi-parenting families

Can I Get Maintenance From My Spouse in Kentucky?

How the Kentucky courts decide spousal support in a divorce

Resolving Conflicts Out of the Courtroom

With courts clogged and costly, alternative-dispute resolution is gaining ground

Child Custody Tax Issues: Who Claims a Child on Taxes?

How federal tax laws affect child custody arrangements 

Do I Need a Lawyer for Child Custody Issues?

Custody disagreements can end up in court if the parents can't see eye-to-eye

How To Get Custody of the Dog

What happens to Rover in a divorce?

An Overview on Mediation and Collaborative Law

Processes, parties involved and what happens when an agreement cannot be reached

An Overview on Family Law

A first look at common legal topics and guiding principles

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