Is the divorce lawyer becoming an anachronism?

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I quickly stopped by our friend across the pond John Bolch’s blog, Family Lore, and saw this post http://www.familylore.co.uk/2011/02/is-there-future-for-family-lawyers.html and I wondered if he may be on to something? I personally see divorce and family lawyers becoming a thing of the past in under twenty years. Technology, no fault divorce laws, animosity towards divorce lawyers, prenups, reduction …

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Divorce Jurisprudence: Hard law requirements and soft law expectations for clients and counsels

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Hard law requirements and soft law expectations for divorcing couples and their counsels The terms “Hard law” and “soft law” are not as sexy as they sound. They are terms of art in International law as a matter of fact. “Hard law” has to do with what you are required to do – spelled out by …

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Katy Perry's divorce from Russell Brand raises important questions about what "community property" means

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I confess that I don’t really know anything about Katy Perry. I’ve heard her name and I know she sings but beyond that, nada. Don’t follow the girl, couldn’t identify a song as being hers, and probably never will. But I know she’s huge and I see her in the gossip magazines and I know …

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NEW YORK: DIVORCE & The GIFT TAX

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NEW YORK DIVORCE & THE GIFT TAX With some exceptions, any transfer of property is subject to the gift tax, including transfers made pursuant to a settlement agreement in a divorce action. That is the general rule. So generally, your settlement agreement would, or is supposed to be, subject to the gift tax as prescribed by …

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Gay Divorce? Now that the Justice Department appeals repeal of DOMA let's figure out what to do about gay marriage

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The Justice Department appeals repeal of DOMA The Justice Department has filed an appeal in the First Circuit, appealing 2 Massachusetts rulings that basically finds DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) unconstitutional, on several fronts. The district court had found DOMA unconstitutional on several grounds: For one thing, it violates the Equal Protection Clause. But it …

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