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August 2013 Archives

Child custody - not placing children in the middle of divorce

I came across this article and in my experience as a child custody lawyer, I thought it sound and necessary advice. And felt compelled to share this on my blog as it is a practical "to do" list for parents to review for themselves and with their children when going through a divorce.

Same-sex marriage: federal standards for benefits after DOMA (part 2)

In my previous blog post, I discussed the same-sex marriage federal benefits conundrum as receipt of federal benefits fall under two different standards: "place of residence" and "place of celebration." As further illustration, let us examine "place of residence" and "place of celebration" as it applies to the US military.

Same-sex marriage: federal standards for benefits after DOMA

In Unites States v. Windsor, the US Supreme Court repealed Section 3, of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). This historic decision results in federal recognition of same-sex civil unions and the attendant federal benefits that flow from that valid union. But the federal recognition and benefits are limited to those few states where same-sex couples can marry.

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