A Review of the Year in Family Law: Children's Issues Remain the Focus
Posted: 3 Aug 2017
Date Written: 2004
This article provides a brief review of pertinent cases in family law between August 2002 and August 2003. Many interesting issues emerge, from relocation of children and disestablishment of paternity to avoid paying child support to some controversial premarital agreements.Over the past decade, a shift has occurred from appellate cases dealing with alimony and property issues to cases focusing on children's issues, from abduction, adoption, children in need of care, child support, paternity, relocation, and third-party visitation. In addition, a number of cases deal with ethical problems of attorneys, perhaps a reflection of the growth in the practice of family law as a specialty area and the increasing numbers of attorneys practicing in this area.
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