Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Joining IU McKinney School of Law

On a personal note, I am happy to announce that I am joining the faculty of Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law as associate professor of law this Fall.  I will be teaching Family Law, Trusts & Estates, Juvenile Law, and Comparative & International Family Law. 


June 16, 2012 in Current Affairs, Scholarship, Family Law | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack (0)

Friday, June 15, 2012

Differences in State Divorce Laws

Fox Business recently ran a piece on how state divorce laws differ.  Read it here.


June 15, 2012 in Current Affairs | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Same-Sex Adoption Suit in NC


The American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday sued North Carolina, hoping to overturn state laws that prevent gay and lesbian couples from adopting their partners’ children.

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of six North Carolina same-sex couples who are seeking to provide their children with two legal parents.

The couples are hoping to obtain what’s called second-parent adoptions. That occurs when one unmarried partner adopts the other partner’s biological or adopted child. The ACLU says the N.C. Supreme Court has banned second-parent adoptions for same-sex couples.

Read more here.


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June 14, 2012 in Adoption | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)

Facebook "Married" Status

From Mail Online:

It is not unusual for a bride to be excited to update her Facebook relationship status when she gets married. 

But a new study has found that nearly half of newly-married women are so impatient, they are changing their status to married before the wedding reception has even begun.

Read more here.


June 14, 2012 in Current Affairs | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack (0)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Adoption from Africa

From CNN:

A new report from The African Child Policy Forum (ACPF) entitled "Africa: The New Frontier for Intercountry Adoption," says the trend indicates that receiving countries are turning "en masse" to Africa to meet demand for adoptive children as other options close. It's a trend, they say, that needs to stop.

"It must at all costs be discouraged. It should be a last resort and an exception rather than the normal recourse to solving the situation of children in difficult circumstances, as it seems to have now become," said David Mugawe, executive director of the ACPF in a press statement.

The group says that the lack of regulation combined with the promise of money from abroad had turned children into "commodities in the graying and increasingly amoral world of intercountry adoption."

Read more here.


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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

"Facebook Parenting"

From CNN:

Today's 30-somethings are the first generation whose children are coming of age alongside the social Web.

Technology is making an indelible imprint on modern parenting, and there is a sense that our data, our personal information, are no longer within our control. But new research findings indicate that openness and information sharing are a way of life for many adults, and personal privacy is readily compromised, along with personal information about one's children.

Read more here.


June 12, 2012 in Current Affairs | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)

Monday, June 11, 2012

Creative Proposal



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