Family Law Unraveled

The latest from Margaret's blog

Money Talks

Monday, December 12, 2011

If you’re interested in knowing how much money people make and how they spend it, you’d love my job. I’m an expert on what people in different professions earn, and I have an easy familiarity with the borrowing and spending…
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Hopeless Romantics Redux

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Back when I first started this blog, I posted an entry I called “Hopeless Romantics” about the excitement in our office when our paralegal got engaged; curious, I thought, in the context of us being in the divorce business.  Last…
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Divorce Equality

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

A woman called me the other day who wants to get divorced.  Which initially sounded fine, since that’s what I do.  But upon further discussion, turns out it’s not fine.  Turns out I can’t get her divorced and neither can…
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Buyer’s Remorse, a/k/a “The Call”

Sunday, July 10, 2011

It’s like a dance.  I know the rhythm and the moves.  It goes like this:  I suggest a settlement proposal to my client. Let’s call him Guy and let’s say I recommend we make the following proposal: Guy’s wife gets…
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Bigamy

Friday, May 20, 2011

As an unofficial expert in the field of matrimony, I have come to believe that I, unlike many of my clients, am good at being married. I should know – I have two spouses.  One is my husband, whom I…
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Getting it Right

Monday, March 07, 2011

I love looking back over the years (decades!) I’ve been practicing family law and thinking about all the clients whose lives I’ve touched and vice versa.  Some lightly, some intensely.  There’s a very rich texture to my professional life, filled…
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“I (Skype) do”

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Nuptials via Skype. Can it be done? Maybe, but who would want to?  One group which might is gay couples who live in states which don’t allow same sex marriage. A couple of months ago, two gay men had a…
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