Family Law Prof Blog

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

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Adult Adoption Nullified

From USA Today:

A Florida appeals court has nullified a polo mogul's adoption of his 42-year-old girlfriend in an apparent bid to tap his children's trust fund and shield his assets from the family of a student he killed in a drunken crash.

The 3rd District Court of Appeal ruled Wednesday that John Bailey Goodman, founder of the International Polo Club in Palm Beach, had not notified his two children, their mother, their guardian or the parents of 23-year-old Scott Wilson, who had sued him for wrongful death over the February 2010 crash and were seeking damages.

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Friday, April 19, 2013

Biggest Divorce Settlement in History?

From Forbes:

Fast forward to 2013, when a prenuptial agreement is again at the center of a very public billionaire divorce. This time, the jilted wife in question could get, well, “everything”, or near enough: the biggest settlement in history, worth over $5 billion.

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Justice Sotomayor Discusses Marriage and Divorce

From the Huffington Post:

After graduating from Princeton University, Sonia Sotomayor married her high school sweetheart, Kevin Noonan. Seven years later, the couple divorced. In this clip from her sit-down with Oprah for "Oprah's Next Chapter," Supreme Court justice Sotomayor opens up about her divorce, the price of success and what life is like for those on the nation's highest court.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

New Family Law TV Shows

The Huffington Post reports that Bravo has new series coming on the newlywed year and divorce.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Stroke after Donating Eggs

From the National Post:

A young Florida woman who suffered a stroke after donating her eggs to a Canadian couple is suing a Toronto fertility doctor and a U.S. egg donor agency for alleged negligence.

Kylee Gilman, 24, says that within hours of having 45 eggs removed from her ovaries at the CReATe clinic, in Toronto, she felt nauseous and began vomiting. The following day, Nov. 12, 2011, she suffered a stroke.

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Hat Tip: NC

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Monday, April 15, 2013

Nanny Tax

From Jacoba Urist, writing for the New York Times:

If you want to hear a pin drop, ask a room of parents whether they report employment taxes for their baby sitter or nanny. My (admittedly unscientific) conclusion, drawn from four years of Manhattan motherhood, is that many families do not. In a 2011 discussion of nanny compensation on Park Slope Parents, most families reported paying their caregivers completely off the books, while very few said they paid the tax. Susan Fox, founder of Park Slope Parents, suspects the off-the-books number among her readers is well over half.

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