Family Law Prof Blog

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

Saturday, February 4, 2012

First Divorce Party in Indian Entertainment

From the Times of India:

For the first time, the Indian audience will witness a divorce party. Separation calls for celebration in Ashwini Chaudhary's Jodi Breakers, produced by Prasar Vision.

Read more here.


February 4, 2012 in Current Affairs | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)

Friday, February 3, 2012

Alimony in the Case of Two Husbands, but Not Bigamy


NEW YORK, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A New York woman who wound up with two husbands at the same time can keep the support payments from her first husband, court records show.

A recent court decision said husband No. 1, Daniel Silber, can stop paying $60,000 in annual support, but Eda Silber, 37, of Long Island can keep the $300,000 she's already been paid, the New York Post reported Monday.

And even though Eda Silber married husband No. 2, George Frenkel, before her divorce from Daniel Silber became final, she's not a bigamist under law because there was no state marriage license involved in her second wedding, the court said.

Read more here.

February 3, 2012 in Divorce (grounds) | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Mommy Tattoos


DALLAS - Many women are choosing tattoos as a way to celebrate their children, both publicly and privately.

The trend has grown even more popular in recent years with celebrity moms like Angelina Jolie, Nicole Richie and Jessica Alba showing others tattoos and the love for their kids are nothing to hide.

Read more here.


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

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Pictures of the Loving's from Famous Supreme Court Case

From the Daily Mail:

Just 45 years ago, 16 states deemed marriages between two people of different races illegal.

But in 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court considered the case of Richard Perry Loving, who was white, and his wife, Mildred Loving, of African American and Native American descent.

The case changed history - and was captured on film by LIFE photographer Grey Villet, whose black-and-white photographs are now set to go on display at the International Center of Photography.

See the amazing and historical pictures, and read more, here.


February 1, 2012 in Current Affairs | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Monday, January 30, 2012

Religious Employers' Coverage of Contraceptives

Law professors June Carbone and Naomi Cahn discuss the recent decision of the Obama Administration to mandate that most religious-affiliated employers cover birth control for their employees here.


January 30, 2012 in Current Affairs | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)

Separation is Better for the Pocketbook

From Forbes:

We’re all familiar with couples who decide to live separately for awhile before actually getting divorced. And typically, these couples use this “trial separation” to decide whether or not they want to pursue formal legal action.

These days, however, more and more couples are deciding to remain separated, rather than divorce –even after they know their marriages are fractured beyond repair.

Why would a woman make this choice? What reasons could there possibly be to live apart from a spouse, and yet remain married?

In many cases, it boils down to money. You see, sometimes opting for legal separation rather than divorce is a good financial decision.

Read more here.


January 30, 2012 in Current Affairs | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Cashmore: "The Link Between Child Maltreatment and Adolescent Offending: Systems Neglect of Adolescents"

Judith Cashmore (Univ. of Sydney Faculty of Law) has posted "The Link Between Child Maltreatment and Adolescent Offending:  Systems Neglect of Adolescents" on SSRN.  Here is the abstract: 

This paper is concerned with the nexus between abuse and neglect and adolescent offending in the lives of some children and young people, and the lack of a coordinated response to these by both the child protection and juvenile justice systems. The window for effective intervention, especially in relation to offending behaviors, is not closed after early childhood, though it is likely to be more expensive to intervene at later ages. Crucially, state parental responsibility for children and young people in care must not stop once they have offended and become troublesome as well as troubled.


January 29, 2012 in Scholarship, Family Law | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)