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    Trust Drafting Tips: How to Make Trusts Harder to Reach in Divorce

    Martin M. Shenkman

    Part One of a two-Part Article

    Trusts have traditionally been used to protect wealth from divorce. However, what many estate planners refer to as "traditional" trust draftingis not nearly as effective at protecting wealth from the potential risks of divorce as approaches advocated by what some loosely refer to as "modern trust drafting."

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    An 'Extra Parent': NY Law Can Accommodate That Situation

    Janice G. Inman

    We have seen surrogate mothers seek custody of children they carried for couples who provided their own egg and sperm; same-sex co-parents fight for visitation rights with children with whom they have no biological or adoptive connection; and grandparents argue that they are the “real” parent to a child. Now comes a new twist: custody of a boy born after three people decided they wanted to have a child.

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    Common Law Marriage

    Bari Z. Weinberger

    Why do so many misunderstandings about common law marriage persist? In an age where more couples say "I don't" than "I do" to traditional marriage, this article offers some points to consider.

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