Tag Archives: family law

Employers prepare for post-DOMA world


Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the federal Defense of Marriage Act’s refusal to recognize state same-sex marriages was unconstitutional, employers are scrambling to figure out how far they have to go in changing their employee benefit ...

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Judge hits lawyer, client for sanctions of $881K

A “scorched-earth” litigation campaign mounted by a divorcee and her lawyers against the woman’s ex-husband has prompted a Virginia judge to impose a record-breaking $880,748.26 sanction award against both the client and the lawyer. The sanctions award ordered by Fairfax ...

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Supreme Court rules: State law trumps biology

WASHINGTON – As the use of assisted reproductive technologies continues to increase, a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling has family and estate planning attorneys warning their clients of unforeseen consequences from decades-old federal and state laws governing children’s benefits.

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