Review of the Law in the 50 States in 2022: U.S. Supreme Court Shakes Up Family Law Policy

Family Law Quarterly, Vol. 56, No. 4, 2023

Posted: 7 Nov 2023

Date Written: October 4, 2023

Abstract

As the pandemic became more manageable, most courts heard cases with the usual problems of partners and spouses fighting over money, property, and children. Change, however, continues to make the practice of family law challenging. The Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision has forced states to deal with reproductive issues long dormant. The relatively new recognition of de facto parents, assisted reproduction, same-sex marriages, and rights for stepparents has added a new term, “polyparenting.” Parental rights to regulate education as well as issues with binary and transgender children have resulted in legislation in some states. Family lawyers are rising to the challenges and adapting their practices to address the changes created by these increasingly complex families.

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Suggested Citation

Elrod, Linda D. Henry, Review of the Law in the 50 States in 2022: U.S. Supreme Court Shakes Up Family Law Policy (October 4, 2023). Family Law Quarterly, Vol. 56, No. 4, 2023, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4597007

Linda D. Henry Elrod (Contact Author)

Washburn University - School of Law ( email )

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