Family Law Unraveled

The latest from Margaret's blog

He Got Christmas

Thursday, December 20, 2012

I ran into Sarah, a friend who also happens to be a former client, at a holiday party last week. As we chatted about her kids coming home from college, mine arriving from Brooklyn, and our respective plans for the…
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The Good Divorce

Thursday, November 08, 2012

The culture of divorce is shifting, in tune with the times. How many of us have commented on the fluidity of our children’s relationships with friends with whom they become – and un-become – romantically involved? We say: Interesting.  When…
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One Little Lie

Friday, August 03, 2012

I was sitting in court yesterday, thinking about the incredible waste of time, money and resources one little lie can cause.  My client has custody of his teenage daughter.  She decided, as teenagers will, that life at her Mom’s house…
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Polyamory

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Just when I thought I had handled cases involving every possible riff on the concept of marriage, I found out I’m wrong.  To date, I’ve missed polyamory.  Or at least the open, admitted-to variety.  I’ve certainly heard from clients about…
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Rick Santorum, Karl Marx and child support

Friday, March 23, 2012

Rick Santorum and his tea-partying cohorts have their knickers all in a knot about the government telling people what to do with their money.  As in the government making them pay for health insurance.  Or making them pay more income…
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Opposing Counsel

Saturday, February 04, 2012

It’s a club, and we all know it.  We’re joined together through a common work life that can be difficult, emotionally intense, sometimes exhilarating, and sometimes thankless. I’m talking about my colleagues, my fellow members of the family law bar. …
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Fear

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Sometimes I get a chance to walk in my client’s shoes, just for a moment.  It can be very sobering.  Like today, when my client’s ex-husband started screaming at me when I was attempting to get into the courthouse and…
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