Family Law Prof Blog

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

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Photos from Celebrity Divorces

From Daily Mail:

All good things must come to an end...and so it is in the case of romance in Hollywood.

A collection of black and white photographs show the sad endings to some of the most celebrated marriages.

Read more and see the photos here.


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Friday, January 25, 2013

2012 WI Family Law Decisions

Here is a review of WI's 2012 family law decisions.


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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Child Custody Outcomes for Parents with Disabilities

From NPR:

A report from the National Council on Disability finds that parents with physical or mental disabilities have a greater risk of losing custody of their children. The study says that the U.S. legal system needs to provide more support for these parents.

Read more and listen to the story here.


January 24, 2013 in Current Affairs | Permalink | Comments (5) | TrackBack (0)

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Divorce Property Division Case in England

From Family Law Week:

The Court of Appeal in Davies v Davies [2012] EWCA Civ 1641 has upheld an order awarding the wife of a hotel owner a lump sum of £2.2m.

The husband is the owner and operator of a successful hotel in Paddington. The husband's principal case was that the wife was no more than a receptionist who had been employed intermittently in his business during the years of co-habitation and marriage. The marriage itself was short and her entitlement was therefore modest. Alternatively he argued that the assets available to satisfy the wife's needs hardly extended to the hotel business which came to him from earlier generations and was not the product of any shared endeavour.

Read more here.


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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Alimony Reform

As a sign of modern times, locations all across the globe are starting to discuss alimony reform.  This particular release discusses the discussion of Florida alimony statutes during the upcoming 2013 legislative session.  The Family Law Section of The Florida Bar has helped create “some of the most progressive alimony laws in the nation” that is both “fair and equitable to all parties.”  One of their goals is to educate public policy makers and the general public about Florida’s alimony statutes, as there are many misconceptions.

Read more here.


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Monday, January 21, 2013

Running a Business with Former Spouse

From the New York Times:

Most business owners know not to bring personal issues to work, but that has been especially difficult for Agostinho Ribeiro. That is because he runs his company, a law firm based in Danbury, Conn., with his former wife, Valerie Calistro.

The two met in the late ’80s, in law school, and the relationship blossomed in the early ’90s at the firm — Ventura, Ribeiro & Smith — where Mr. Ribeiro was essentially the chief executive. They were married in 1998, and soon after, Ms. Calistro took a more active role in running the company’s operations. Together, they built the business into what is now a 50-person operation with an emphasis on civil litigation.

Read more here.


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