Articles Tagged Family Law

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 have disappeared in the last forty years, this Article demonstrates that the law continues to […]

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), which provide all or nearly all of the substantive rights and responsibilities associated with marriage; […]

Ann Laquer Estin, Families Across Borders: The Hague Children's Conventions and the Case for International Family Law in the United States

62 Fla. L. Rev. 47 (2010) |   |   |   | ABSTRACT :: In our globalized world, as families form and dissolve across international borders, domestic family law does not adequately address the needs of parents and children with ties to multiple legal systems. For these cases, the Hague Children’s Conventions provide a […]