Family Law Prof Blog

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

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Sister Wives Stars Suing

From Jurist, news that the stars of Sister Wives filed a suit seeking to overturn Utah's prohibition on bigamy, read it here.


September 6, 2012 in Current Affairs | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Screening Embryos in Italy

From Washington Post and AP:

ROME — Italy’s ban on screening embryos for diseases before they are implanted in a womb violates the rights of a couple whose first child was born with cystic fibrosis, the European Court of Human Rights ruled Tuesday.

The court’s finding in favor of the Italian couple triggered fresh calls among Italian politicians for a less restrictive law regulating artificial procreation.

Read more here.


September 5, 2012 in Current Affairs | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Billionaires & Divorces

From Forbes:

Let’s debunk together. First off, the serially divorcing billionaire is a unicorn, a myth. Most filthy rich men are fairly monogamous. Fewer than 100 people on the Forbes 400 list of richest Americans have been married more than once. Fewer than 20 are on a third wife. The elite four-wife club, which offers your best chance at seeing an old guy marry a woman 30 years his junior, has a mere 6 members. The reality is that billionaires who divorce often tend to remarry women closer to their age, with a few dramatic exceptions.

Read more here.


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

Monday, September 3, 2012

Second Divorces

From msnbc, an interesting article about second divorces versus first ones.  Read it here.


September 3, 2012 in Current Affairs | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Representing Parent in Divorce

From the ABA Journal:

Family unity anyone? At a gut level, one might think it is a bad idea for a child who is a lawyer to represent a parent in a divorce case involving the other parent as the respondent, points out the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

However, it isn't a clear conflict of interest for an attorney to do so, absent specific issues that weren't shown in the divorce case in question, the Nevada Supreme Court has ruled. Hence it granted a writ of mandamus sought by the father, finding that a trial court abused its discretion by disqualifying Mark T. Liapis from representing his father, Theodore L. Liapis.

Read more here.


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