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Language Matters - How Courts Talk about Children and Parents

I read a lot of court opinions, and, to be honest, they are usually kind of dull. Judges write in a very modulated style and are not known for dramatic flourishes. But recently I’ve come across two opinions that made me take notice – one because… Read More
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Are Second-Parent Adoptions Necessary?

The answer is decidedly YES. In New York state, a person is presumed to be the parent of any child born to or adopted by that person’s spouse. But that only truly works if the parents’ marriage is universally recognized in the US. But sam… Read More
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