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July 2013 Archives

Supreme Court Decides Indian Child Welfare Act Custody Battle

While Proposition 8 stole the headlines across the country, the Supreme Court was making a life altering decision for one little girl. The mother and father had split during the pregnancy, and the father sent a text to the mother relinquishing his parental rights in exchange for not having to pay child support. Does the girl being 3/256ths part Cherokee give the father unalienable custody rights? The ICWA, Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978, says it does.

Article on the DOMA Ruling and the Potential Impact on Same-Sex Divorce

This New York Times article sheds light on the recent Supreme Court ruling, and the potential impact it could have on same-sex divorce, which, as we noted in this blog, Article on the Higher Costs of Same-Sex Divorce, can be very problematic.

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