Family Law Unraveled

The latest from Margaret's blog

Attached at the Hip

Friday, November 21, 2014

My neighborhood is teeming with attached babies.  They’re peeking out from elaborate wraps which swaddle them onto the backs of their moms or snuggling into pouches strapped tightly to the chests of their dads. After the lights go out they’re…
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Reality Divorce

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sooner or later, it had to happen.  Nestled cozily in my in-box between an email from a grumpy opposing attorney and a bar association solicitation, there it was: NOW CASTING DIVORCED COUPLES FOR NEW NBC SERIES.  Of course, I clicked….
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Friday, May 09, 2014

On Monday, May 5th, I was admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court. I wish I could say it was because one of my cases is headed there and I needed to get admitted in order to argue before…
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Permission to Divorce

Friday, April 25, 2014

Is it too easy to get divorced? Huh? That was my reaction when I got a call from the producer of a radio show who wanted to know if I could discuss/debate that issue with a lawyer who co-chairs the…
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The Right Result

Friday, March 07, 2014

I have a bone to pick with my fellow family lawyers. Some of my brethren and sistren have a tendency to conflate what the law dictates should happen and what is right. There is a basic philosophical rift in our…
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Three Ways to Protect Yourself in a Divorce

Thursday, January 30, 2014

I don’t usually post advice pieces on this blog, not because I don’t think they’re useful–I know they can be tremendously so–but because they’re just not my favorite things to write. I’m more interested in deconstructing the daily life of…
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Trans Woes

Friday, January 24, 2014

As though it weren’t tough enough being trans, last week Governor Christie vetoed a bill passed by big margins in both houses of the New Jersey legislature which would have allowed transgender people to get new birth certificates without requiring…
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