A Royal Engagement

November 19, 2010 by Family Law  
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Let's add to the media frenzy surrounding Kate & William's engagement by pointing out that it has brought much attention to the English premarital agreement, which is entering a new era of enforceability in the UK. From Business & Law:...

“Birth or Not” Website

November 19, 2010 by Family Law  
Filed under Family Court

The internet has been buzzing with the following story, with many suggesting it cannot possibly be true: From Star Tribune: A suburban Twin Cities couple touched off an Internet frenzy Thursday with their "birth or not" website -- an online...

Show Me the Money…

November 19, 2010 by Family Law  
Filed under Family Court

Wrong movie, right sentiment: Above the Law recently published an interesting post about the efforts of Michael Douglas's ex-wife to collect money off his Wall Street 2 movie. Read about it here. MR

20-Year-Old Frozen Embryo Yields Baby

November 18, 2010 by Family Law  
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From My Fox New York: NewsCore - A healthy baby boy was born from an embryo frozen for almost 20 years in what was hailed Sunday as scientific breakthrough that could allow women to start families much later in life....

Call for Papers: Midwest Family Law Consortium

November 18, 2010 by Family Law  
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4TH ANNUAL MIDWEST FAMILY LAW CONSORTIUM at MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2011 - FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2011 NOTICE AND CALL FOR PAPERS FAMILY LAW IN THE 21ST CENTURY The first decade of the 21st century...

Canadian Surrogacy Case Sparks Intense Debate

November 18, 2010 by Family Law  
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A recent case making its way through the Canadian appellate process is renewing the legal and moral debate about surrogacy arrangements: The deal was signed; the sperm was collected; the baby was conceived. All the usual steps in the surrogate...

U.S. Supreme Court Grants Cert in Child Support Contempt Case

November 17, 2010 by Family Law  
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Rick Brundrett of The Nerve just published an excellent story about the U.S. Supreme Court's grant of cert in a child support contempt case. He writes: The nation’s top court will hear the appeal of an indigent Upstate father who...

UK Scrutinizes Child Benefit Payments

November 16, 2010 by Family Law  
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From Yahoo! Finance: LONDON (AP) -- Britain will cap payments to jobless families and scrap child benefits for high earners in a sweeping overhaul of the country's welfare system, Treasury chief George Osborne said Monday. Osborne, who is seeking to...

Straight Couple Sues Seeking Civil Union

November 15, 2010 by Family Law  
Filed under Family Court

From the AP: Tom Freeman and Katherine Doyle are in love and want to tie the knot — but they don't want to get married. The 26-year-old Londoners think they should be allowed to have a civil partnership, a form...

Can You Pass Me the “Divorce Section” of the Paper?

November 15, 2010 by Family Law  
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From strollerderby: The Huffington Post has reported that it is developing a “divorce vertical,” dedicated to the topic of life after marriage. The premise, as the founding editor Nora Ephron puts it, “is that marriage is for some time but...

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