Potential Pitfalls in Marital Separation Agreements

Potential Pitfalls in Marital Separation Agreements

Marital settlement agreements (MSA) are the backbone of a divorce. They set down in writing the agreements reached by the divorcing parties, and they should be carefully crafted with an eye to the future and possible changes in circumstances....

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Frozen Embryos: The Law at a Crossroads

Frozen Embryos: The Law at a Crossroads

There are over 6 million children in the world born as a result of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). There are also an estimated 800,000 frozen embryos. The right to these embryos often becomes hotly contested during divorce, as the embryos are most...

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International Custody: Chafin v Chafin

International Custody: Chafin v Chafin

Chafin v Chafin, 568 U.S. 165, 133 S. Ct. 1017 (2013) involved an international custody dispute between Sgt. Jeffrey Chaffin, a member of the U.S. military, and Lynn Chafin, his wife and a Scottish UK citizen. During divorce proceedings, both...

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Special Masters

Special Masters

Muse v Muse, 2009-NMCA-003 was a bitterly fought New Mexico divorce that took over seven years in and out of court to resolve.

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