Tuesday, January 25, 2011

New Types of Families: The Challenge for Family Lawyers

An article in the National Jurist points out, with nontraditional families and relationships on the rise, family lawyers have more challenging and interesting cases:

 Diversely evolving attitudes and behaviors from American society’s classes, ages, and racial backgrounds have created sharp declines in marriage rates for poorer, less educated Americans, and a rise in various new family forms, such as cohabitation and same-sex couples, according to a joint study by the Pew Research Center and TIME Magazine released in late last year.

Maybe the challenge arises because the law has not kept up with new types of relationships and has not offered solutions to the issues they raise.



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