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Families And Federalism, Sylvia Law Jan 2000

Families And Federalism, Sylvia Law

Washington University Journal of Law & Policy

This Essay asks: When, as a matter of common sense, experience, and public policy, should family law issues be resolved as a matter of federal, rather than state law? Many political actors confront this question today. Advocates ask Congress to decide whether a federal response to a family law question is desirable, and the Supreme Court, in interpreting the act of Congress, must choose between deference to state discretion and affirmation of federal authority.


Evidence Issues In Domestic Violence Civil Cases, Jane C. Murphy, Jane H. Aiken Jan 2000

Evidence Issues In Domestic Violence Civil Cases, Jane C. Murphy, Jane H. Aiken

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New laws and policies aimed at protecting victims of domestic violence have been adopted across the country over the last twenty years.The legal approaches taken to protect battered women and control family violence have resulted in significant changes in family law. New laws include statutes permitting civil protection or restraining orders, and laws requiring that domestic violence be considered in custody and/or visitation decisions. Both of these types of statutory reforms can provide protection to adult victims of domestic violence and their children. Evaluating a parent's fitness by considering past acts of violence to other family members ...


Building On Foundational Myths: Feminism And The Recovery Of "Human Nature": A Response To Martha Fineman , Peter M. Cicchino Jan 2000

Building On Foundational Myths: Feminism And The Recovery Of "Human Nature": A Response To Martha Fineman , Peter M. Cicchino

American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law

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Subsidized Lives And The Ideology Of Efficiency , Martha T. Mccluskey Jan 2000

Subsidized Lives And The Ideology Of Efficiency , Martha T. Mccluskey

American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law

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Building On Foundational Myths: Feminism And The Recovery Of "Human Nature": A Response To Martha Fineman , Peter M. Cicchino Jan 2000

Building On Foundational Myths: Feminism And The Recovery Of "Human Nature": A Response To Martha Fineman , Peter M. Cicchino

American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law

No abstract provided.


Subsidized Lives And The Ideology Of Efficiency , Martha T. Mccluskey Jan 2000

Subsidized Lives And The Ideology Of Efficiency , Martha T. Mccluskey

American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law

No abstract provided.


When Daddy Wants Out: The Issue Of Paternity, Jane C. Murphy, Cheri Wyron Levin Jan 2000

When Daddy Wants Out: The Issue Of Paternity, Jane C. Murphy, Cheri Wyron Levin

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Perhaps you've seen the signs along a number of major highways in Maryland. A pregnant Mona Lisa advertising a DNA testing company with the caption "Who's the Daddy?" With the rise in the number of children born out of wedlock in Maryland in the last several decades, paternity testing is becoming routine and family law practitioners are handling more cases in which the father or mother or both are trying to change who is named as the legal father in a paternity or divorce judgment. The law governing such cases has changed substantially since 1995. This article will ...


Contract Sports, Martha M. Ertman Jan 2000

Contract Sports, Martha M. Ertman

Cleveland State Law Review

I explore ways that the private law of commerce can be imported to the private law of domestic relations to remedy family law's inadequacy and inequality. Existing domestic relations law posits heterosexual marriage as naturally superior to other forms of intimate affiliation, rendering the others (such as cohabitation, same-sex sexuality, and polyamory) unnatural and inferior. As such, it fails to recognize many intimate affiliations. Two examples of bridging the divide between private business law and private family law that I discuss in this essay are cohabitation contracts and Premarital Security Agreements. Importing private business models to domestic relations law ...


Collecting Child Support: A History Of Federal And State Initiatives, Jane C. Murphy, Naomi R. Cahn Jan 2000

Collecting Child Support: A History Of Federal And State Initiatives, Jane C. Murphy, Naomi R. Cahn

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In this article we sketch an overview of the increasing federal involvement in the child-support area. Because the federal role has grown so dramatically over the past 25 years, family law practitioners need to understand the different federal programs and requirements that affect state management of child-support programs. While for many low-income parents state agencies handle child-support establishment and collection, the federalization of child support has practical implications when it comes to both establishing and enforcing child support. For example, as the time limits of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act begin to have their effects, child support ...