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Wedding bells don’t ring as frequently as they used to, according to U.S. Census data that shows the number of couples opting to cohabit rather than marry has more than doubled since the 1990s. Among these modern live-in couples who eschew formal marriage, however, there can be confusion about the legal status of their relationship. Most notably: Does living together as committed partners … buying a home together, and perhaps even raising children together … somehow trigger the protections of common law marriage?
By Matthew A. Feigin
This article is intended to help practitioners by warning of mistakes the author has seen matrimonial attorneys make in applying federal tax law.
By Laurence J. Cutler and Alyssa M. Clemente
Part Two of a Two-Part Article
According to the authors, using the holding of recent New Jersey Supreme Court case Bisbing v. Bisbing as a model, the clear and current trend throughout the United States that when a custodial parent is seeking to relocate outside of the state with a child, the best interest of the child standard should apply.
By David Bliven
This article addresses some deficiencies in reviewing separation or settlement agreements done in divorce cases, and recommends various clauses that practitioners may implement in their own practices.
Analysis of a case in which the Eighth Circuit reversed the confirmation by the Board of Immigration Appeals of a deportation order because the Immigration Judge’s finding of a fraudulent marriage was not based on proper evidence.