Family Law Prof Blog

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

Saturday, August 3, 2013

First Family Law-Only Courthouse in CA

From NBC:

Ribbons were cut and shovels dug in on Tuesday to announce the construction of a new Santa Clara Family Justice Center courthouse, the first new courthouse in the state totally devoted to family law.

The court’s new building at 201 N. First Street in San Jose will consolidate all family law operations and related services, which are now far flung in six obsolete facilities throughout the city, into a single centrally located building.

Court spokesman Joe Macaluso said this will "significantly" improve access and service to the public.

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Friday, August 2, 2013

TN Family Law

Read Knoxville attorneys' take on recent changes in Tennessee family law and those still needed here.


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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Parental Alienation

From the National Law Review:

Parental alienation is a type of abuse by one parent who “programs” the child or children of the marriage to denigrate or “target” the other parent in an effort to undermine and interfere with the child’s relationship with that parent.  This syndrome is often a sign of the offending parent’s inability to separate from the couple’s conflict and focus on the child’s needs.  Rather, the offending parent uses the children in his or her war against the other parent.

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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Research on Adverse Childhood Experiences

From Family Law Week:

Research conducted by Liverpool John Moores University on behalf of the NHS has found that adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) contribute to poor life-course health and social outcomes. The fact that ACEs are linked to involvement in violence, early unplanned pregnancy, incarceration, and unemployment suggests a cyclic effect where those with higher ACE counts have higher risks of exposing their own children to ACEs.

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

In't Family Law Cooperation

From Belta:

Belarusian and Italian lawyers have started the cooperation in matters of international family law, BelTA learnt from the press service of the National Bar Association.

The National Bar Association signed an agreement with Italy’s Studio Legale, under which the parties undertake to develop cooperation on matters related to the rights of individuals and legal entities of Belarus and Italy, share the analysis of background information, teaching and research materials. The subject of the contract is also the development of cooperation in matters concerning the development of legislative and other normative acts, the organization of conferences and seminars.

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Monday, July 29, 2013

Pet Custody Cases Across the Pond

From the Telegraph:

PETS are increasingly at the centre of tug-of-war battles between separating couples.

And many mistakenly think the Family Court can help resolve pet custody disputes.

The trend has emerged in research by law firm Slater and Gordon.

A family lawyer of 30 years, Heather McKinnon said pets were moving up the ranks of hotly contested "assets'' in a break-up.

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