Category Archives: Family Law

Bethany R. Berger, In the Name of the Child: Race, Gender, and Economics in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl

On June 25, 2013, the Supreme Court decided Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, holding that the Indian Child Welfare Act did not permit the Cherokee father in that case to object to termination of his parental rights. The case was … Continue reading

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Frances H. Foster, Should Pets Inherit?

63 Fla. L. Rev. 801 (2011)|  | | ARTICLE :: On August 20, 2007, billionaire hotelier Leona Helmsley died, survived by her brother, four grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and her beloved companion of eight years, a white Maltese dog named Trouble. One … Continue reading

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Lauren A. Kirkpatrick, Treading on Sacred Ground: Denying the Appointment of a Testator’s Nominated Personal Representative

63 Fla. L. Rev. 1041 (2011)|  | | PDF CASE COMMENT, Schleider v. Estate of Schleider, 770 So. 2d 1252 (Fla. 4th DCA 2000) :: Muriel’s mother had just died. She and her sister, Orit, had been fighting for years during … Continue reading

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Solangel Maldonado, Illegitimate Harm: Law, Stigma, and Discrimination Against Nonmarital Children

63 Fla. L. Rev. 345 (2011)| |  | | ABSTRACT :: No one would dispute that for most of U.S. history, nonmarital children suffered significant legal and societal discrimination. Although many individuals believe that the legal disadvantages attached to “illegitimate” status … Continue reading

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Hillel Y. Levin, Resolving Interstate Conflicts Over Same-Sex Non-Marriage

63 Fla. L. Rev. 47 (2011)| | | | ABSTRACT :: States have adopted several different regimes of recognition for same-sex couples. A few states allow same-sex couples to marry; several others offer marriage- like partnerships (usually called civil unions), … Continue reading

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Peter Nicolas, The Lavender Letter: Applying the Law of Adultery to Same Sex Couples and Same Sex Couples

63 Fla. L. Rev. 97 (2011)| | | | INTRODUCTION :: In the political and legal debate over same-sex marriage, references to the rights (or benefits or privileges) and responsibilities (or burdens or obligations) associated with marriage constitute a key … Continue reading

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