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Domestic Terror (The Sniper Suspect's Divorce Records Show Patterns Of Power And Control And Missed Opportunities By The System To Intervene.), Jane C. Murphy
All Faculty Scholarship
Over the past few months, we have learned much about the violent, troubled life of sniper suspect John Allen Muhammad. Whether or not he pulled the trigger - some recent reports have pointed to his 17-year-old companion Lee Boyd Malvo as the main shooter - there is no doubt in the minds of domestic-violence experts that this adult is responsible for these deaths.
While many pundits conclude that we will never know what motivated the sniper suspect, to domestic violence experts his is an all-too-familiar story of a man whose relationships with the women and children - possibly including Malvo …
Characterizing Separate Or Community Expenditures On Community Or Separate Assets, Roger Bernhardt
This article analyzes community property and separate property distributions on dissolution of marriage in California.
Key Determinants Of A Mother's Decision To File For Child Support, Janice Laakso
Social Work & Criminal Justice Publications
About one-third of custodial mothers choose not to pursue a child support award even though It can be a significant source of Income. A qualitative study was conducted with 43 mothers who have each had at least one child In a nonmarital relationship, to learn more about how mothers make the decision to file or not file for child support The findings Indicate that a key determinant In a mother's decision Is the quality of her relationship with the father: A mother is less likely to file when the relationship Is good and more likely to file when the relationship …
The Crisis Of Child Custody: A History Of The Birth Of Family Law In England, Danaya C. Wright
UF Law Faculty Publications
This article attempts to show that the inter-spousal custody cases of the nineteenth century created such a crisis in equity that they eventually demanded a new court structure and a new set of legal doctrines. The custody cases posed such a profound threat to the stability and authority of the Chancery courts that within fifty years an entirely new court system was required. That court system combined the tripartite jurisdictions of the law, equity, and ecclesiastical courts in matrimonial matters. While many scholars and historians have applauded that moment, I would suggest that the new court was merely a way …
Simplifying And Rationalizing The Federal Income Tax Law Applicable To Transfers In Divorce, Deborah A. Geier
Law Faculty Articles and Essays
This 2002 article explores the tax consequences of transfers in divorce and suggests how the tax consequences can be both simplified and rationalized. This article was written as an "Academic Adviser" to the Joint Committee on Taxation in connection with a study mandated by Congress on the overall state of the Federal tax system (June 2000 through April 2001) and was first published at JOINT COMMITTEE ON TAXATION, STUDY OF THE OVERALL STATE OF THE FEDERAL TAX SYSTEM AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR SIMPLIFICATION JCS-3-01, VOLUME III (ACADEMIC PAPERS), April, 2001, at 19.
Parenthood, Genes, And Gametes: The Family Law And Trusts And Estates Perspectives, Naomi R. Cahn
GW Law Faculty Publications & Other Works
This Article proposes a solution to resolve the legal issues that arise from the disposition of eggs, zygotes, and sperm upon divorce or death. I address two overlapping issues in family law and trusts and estates law: (1) whether the partner seeking procreation may use gametic material over the objections of the other partner and (2) how should the use of donated, willed, or marital gametic material affect the legal determination of parenthood?
In family law cases, courts generally rule in favor of the person seeking to avoid procreation, regardless of any evidence as to the intent of the parties. …