SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES V. L. v. E. L., ET AL: A same-sex couple fight over custody & adoption

In this case, the Supreme Court was petitioned to determine if a lesbian woman had any parental rights over her former lesbian spouse’s biological children. The lesbian couple were married in the state of Georgia and one partner (prior to marriage) had 3 children by in vitro. The other partner subsequently adopted the children and […]

In Frances v Frances, the NY Appellate Division Opines that Financial Settlements Must Contain Precise Language to be Enforced

In Francis v Francis, the wife appealed a decision in the lower court which required her to pay her husband 50 percent of the refund from their joint tax return. The problem is that the settlement agreement contained no language about her husband getting 50 percent of the return and so the wife helped herself […]

Resnik v. Coulson: Was Top Divorce Lawyer Raoul Felder Sexist against husband’s pregnant girlfriend

In Brooklyn Supreme Court, an interesting divorce is unfolding between Anne Resnik, the daughter and heir of a former Philip Morris executive, and a guy named Crocker Coulson. So according to the Post the couple in contention had a “no paramour” clause in their prenup and it appears and she went to court – Brooklyn Supreme […]

PANAMA: Were Your Client’s Financial Interests Compromised by Mossack Fonseca?

Since the unveiling of the PANAMA PAPERS, divorce lawyers around the world whose clients have accused their spouse of hiding assets in offshore dummy trusts and corporations, have been employing more aggressive strategies to protect their clients financial interests. This report offers new insights into the lengths very affluent spouses will go to hide assets […]

The Malta IV Conference on Cross Frontier Child Protection & Family Law

This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the Malta Process. The Malta Process is a  “dialogue involving both Contracting States to the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction  and / or the Convention of 19 October 1996 on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in Respect […]