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December 2013 -- Read cases decided about:
Child Custody (Hague Convention); Child Support; Marriage (Comity; Same-Sex Marriage); and Property Division.

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November 2013 -- Read cases decided about:
Agreements (Post-Nuptial, Property Settlement); Child Custody (UCCJEA); Parentage; Property Division; Same-Sex Marriage; and Spousal Support.

September/October 2013 -- Read cases decided about:
Child Custody (Hague Convention, Relocation, UCCJEA); Child Support (Accounting, College Expenses); Contempt; Divorce Procedure (Guardian for Party); Marital Agreements (Premarital, Property Settlement); Parentage; Property Division (Parties); Same-Sex Marriage; Spousal Support; and Torts.

August 2013 -- Read cases decided about:
Attorney's Fees; Child Custody (Hague Convention, UCCJEA); Child Support; Jurisdiction; Marital Agreements (Premarital, Property Settlement); Names; Property Division (Dissipation); Spousal Support; and Torts.

July 2013 -- Read cases decided about:
Child Custody (Hague Convention, UCCJEA - Home State); Child Support; Divorce (Procedure); Marriage; Parentage (Surrogacy); Property Division; Spousal Support; and Visitation - Third Party.

June 2013 -- Read cases decided about:
Agreements (Premarital); Annulment; Child Custody (Embryos, Hague Convention, Indian Child Welfare Act, Relocation); Property Division; Same-Sex Marriage; and Spousal Support.


May 2013 -- Read cases decided about:
Child Support; Cohabitation (Constructive Trust); Marital Agreements (Pre-marital, Post-nuptial); Parentage; and Property Division.


March/April 2013 -- Read cases decided about:
Agreements; Alternate Dispute Resolution (Arbitration - Rabbinical Court); Bankruptcy; Child Support (Income, Modification, Shared Custody); Custody (Joint, Modification, UCCJEA - Inconvenient Forum); Divorce Procedure (Automatic Stay); Marital Agreements (Fraud); Parentage; Property Division (Modification, Survivor Benefits, Valuation); Spousal Support (Liability of Estate, New Marriage); and Third-Party Visitation.

February 2013 -- Read cases decided about:
Agreements (Premarital); Attorneys; Child Custody(Hague Convention, UCCJEA); Child Support (UIFSA); Divorce (Procedure - Jurisdiction); Names; Parentage; Property Division; and Third-Party Visitation.

January 2013 -- Read cases decided about:
Agreements (Property Settlement); Appeal (Procedure); Child Custody(UCCJEA); Child Support (Adult Disabled Child, High Income, Imputed Income); Parentage; and Spousal Support.

December 2012 -- Read cases decided about:
Child Custody (UCCJEA); Child Support (UIFSA); Marital Agreements (Post-Nuptial, Property Settlement); Property Division; and Spousal Support.

October/November 2012 -- Read cases decided about:
Bankruptcy; Child Custody (Hague Convention, Relocation, Same-Sex Partners); Child Support; Cohabitation; Contempt (Right to Counsel); Marriage; Parentage; Property Division; Same-Sex Marriage; Third-Party Visitation (Siblings); and Torts (Heart Balm).

September 2012 -- Read cases decided about:
Child Custody; Child Support; Evidence; Parentage; Procedure; Property Division; and Torts.

July/August 2012 -- Read cases decided about:
Child Custody; Child Support; Evidence; Marriage (Common Law); Parentage; Procedure; Property Division; Same-Sex Marriage; Spousal Support; and Torts.

June 2012 -- Read cases decided about:
Child Custody; Child Support; Parentage; Property Division; Property Settlement Agreement - Mutual Mistake; and Same-Sex Marriage.

April/May 2012 -- Read cases decided about:
Agreements (Marital Settlement, Prenuptial, Property Settlement - Tuition); Attorneys; Child Custody (Hague Convention, Relocation, UCCJEA); Child Support (UIFSA, College); Contempt;  Divorce (Abatement, Evidence, Grounds); Engagement Rings; Jurisdiction (Personal Jurisdiction); Parentage; Property Division (Dissipation); Same-Sex Marriage; Spousal Support; Third Party Visitation; and Torts (Interference with Parental Rights).

February/March 2012 -- Read cases decided about:
Child Custody (Procedure, Relocation); Child Support; Divorce (Jurisdiction); Elder Care; Marital Agreements (Antenuptial, Property Settlement); Parentage; Property Division; Same-Sex Marriage; and Spousal Support.

January 2012 -- Read cases decided about:
Child Custody (Relocation, UCCJEA); Child Support; Divorce (Grounds); Parentage; Property Division; and Visitation (Third Party).

2011

December 2011 -- Read cases decided about:
Bankruptcy; Child Custody (Hague Convention, Relocation, UCCJEA); Child Support; Parentage; Property Division (Dissipation, Interest); and Spousal Support.

October/November 2011 -- Read cases decided about:
Antenuptial Agreements; Attorney's Fees; Child Custody (Relocation, UCCJEA); Child Support (Enforcement); Divorce (Grounds, Procedure); Parentage; Post-Nuptial Agreement; Property Division (Valuation); and Spousal Support.

August/September 2011 -- Read cases decided about:
Child Custody (Hague Convention, Relocation, UCCJEA); Child Support; Common Law Marriage; Lawyers; Parentage; Property Division; Spousal Support; and Third-Party Visitation Rights.

June/July 2011 -- Read cases decided about:
Child Custody (Relocation, Same-Sex Partners, UCCJEA); Child Support; Divorce Procedure (Jurisdiction--Same-Sex Marriage, Sanctions); Estates; Parentage; Property Division (Goodwill, Pensions, Property Settlement Agreement); Spousal Support/Alimony/Maintenance; and Visitation--Third Party-Grandparents. Also includes recently published articles of interest.

May 2011 -- Read cases decided about:
Agreements (Premarital); Alimony; Child Custody (Hague Convention, Relocation); Child Support; and Divorce Procedure.

March/April 2011 -- Read cases decided about:
Agreements (Post-Nuptial); Child Custody (Relocation, UCCJEA); Child Support (UIFSA); Divorce (Enforcement of Judgment; Arbitration; Parties); Parentage; Property Division; Spousal Support; and Visitation (Grandparent). Also includes Law Review Articles of Interest.

January/February 2011 -- Read cases decided about:
Agreements (Premarital, Separation); Alienation of Affections; Attorneys (Liability, Fees); Child Custody (Relocation, UCCJEA); Child Support (UIFSA); Divorce Procedure; Marriage; Parentage (Personal Jurisdiction); Property Division; and Same-Sex Marriage. Also includes Law Review Articles of Interest.

2010


December 2010 -- Read cases decided about:
Antenuptial Agreements; Child Custody; Child Support; Property Division; and Spousal Support. Includes New Feature: Law Review Articles of Interest.

September/October/November 2010 -- Read cases decided about: Adoption; Agreements (Post-Nuptial, Property Settlement); Alternative Dispute Resolution; Bankruptcy; Child Custody (Relocation); Child Support (UIFSA); Divorce Procedure (Discovery); Parentage; Property Division (Constructive Trust); Same-Sex Marriage; and Spousal Support.

July/August 2010 -- Read cases decided about:
Agreements (Premarital, Post-Nuptial); Child Custody (Hague Convention, Relocation, Third Party, Visitation); Child Support; Marriage; Property Division; Same-Sex Marriage; Spousal Support; and Torts.

June 2010 -- Read cases decided about:
Agreements (Separation); Bankruptcy; Child Custody (Hague Convention, Third Party); Child Support (UIFSA); Divorce Procedure (Domicile, Gag Order); Parentage; and Property Division.

May 2010 -- Read cases decided about:
Agreements (Premarital); Child Custody (Hague Convention); Child Support; Parentage; Property Division; Spousal Support; and Torts.

March/April 2010 -- Read cases decided about:
Child Custody (Hague Convention, Relocation, Stepparent, Third Party, UCCJEA); Child Support; Parentage; Property Division; Same-Sex Marriage; and Spousal Support.

February 2010 -- Read cases decided about:
Child Custody; Child Support; Divorce (Arbitration, Jurisdiction); Property Division; and Spousal Support.

January 2010 -- Read cases decided about:
Attorneys' Fees; Child Custody (Relocation, UCCJEA); Child Support; Divorce Procedure; Marriage (Common-Law Marriage); and Property Division.

2009

December 2009 -- Read cases decided about:
Agreements (Property Settlement); Child Custody (Modification); Property Division (Award, Classification, Valuation); and Spousal Support.

November 2009 -- Read cases decided about:
Child Custody (UCCJEA); Child Support; Divorce (Grounds); Property Division (Classification); Same-Sex Marriage; and Spousal Support (Modification).

October 2009 -- Read cases decided about:
Agreements (Premarital); Child Custody; Child Support (UIFSA); Marriage; Parentage; Property Division; and Spousal Support.

September 2009 -- Read cases decided about:
Child Custody (Best Interests, Hague Convention, Relocation); Child Support (UIFSA); Parentage; Property Division; and Spousal Support.

August 2009 -- Read cases decided about:
Child Custody (Third Party); Child Support; Divorce Procedure; Property Division; and Spousal Support.

July 2009 -- Read cases decided about:
Agreements (Premarital); Child Custody (Hague, Relocation, UCCJEA); Child Support; Divorce Procedure; Property Division; and Third Party Procedure.

June 2009 -- Read cases decided about:
Agreements (Premarital, Property Settlement); Child Custody (UCCJEA); Child Support; and Parentage.

May 2009 -- Read cases decided about:
Agreements; Bankruptcy; Child Custody; Child Support; Property Division; Same-Sex Marriage; and Witnesses.

April 2009 -- Read cases decided about:
Antenuptial Agreements; Child Custody; Parentage; Property Division; and Same-Sex Marriage.

March 2009 -- Read cases decided about:
Child Custody (Hague Convention, Relocation); Child Support (Jurisdiction); Divorce (Grounds); and Property Division.

February 2009 -- Read cases decided about:
Child Custody (Hague Convention, UCCJEA); Child Support; Parentage; Property Division; and Trial Procedure.

January 2009 -- Read cases decided about:
Attorney's Fees; Bankruptcy; Child Custody; Child Support; Property Division; Torts; and Wills and Estates.

2008

December 2008 -- Read cases decided about:
Alimony-Modification; Antenuptial Agreement; Child Custody (Modification, UCCJEA); Child Support; and Separation Agreement-Construction.

November 2008 -- Read cases decided about:
Antenuptial Agreement-Construction; Child Custody-Hague Convention; Child Support (College Expenses, Contempt, UIFSA); Divorce Procedure (Abatement, Sanctions); Property Division-Classification; and Visitation-Third Party.

October 2008 -- Read cases decided about:
Attorney's Fees, Child Custody, Child Support, Property Division (Classification, Share, Valuation), Same-Sex Marriage, and Separation Agreements-Construction.

September 2008 -- Read cases decided about:
Child Custody (Hague Convention, Relocation, Third Parties), Child Support (UIFSA), Prenuptial Agreements, Property Settlement Agreements, and Spousal Support.

August 2008 -- Read cases decided about:
Child Custody-Hague Convention, Child Support, and Property Division.

July 2008 -- Read cases decided about:
Alimony/Spousal Support, Child Custody, Child Custody-Domestic Violence, Child Custody-Hague Convention, Child Custody-Relocation, Child Support, and Property Division.

June 2008 -- Read cases decided about:
Child Custody, Child Custody-Third Party, Child Support, Parentage/Child Support, Premarital Agreements, Property Division, and Spousal Support.

May 2008 -- Read cases decided about:
Antenuptial Agreements, Child Custody, Child Custody-Hague Convention, Child Support, Cohabitation Agreements, Divorce-Grounds, Divorce Procedure, Parentage, Property Division, Same-Sex Marriage, and Third-Party Custody/Visitation.

April 2008 -- Read cases decided about:
Alimony, Attorney's Fees, Child Support, Ethics, Parentage, Property Division, Third-Party Custody/Visitation, and Torts.

March 2008 -- Read cases decided about:
Antenuptial Agreements, Child Custody (Hague Convention; UCCJEA), Child Support (UIFSA), Property Division, Same-Sex Marriage, Spousal Support, and Trial Practice and Procedure (Discovery Sanctions).

March Special Feature: Law Review Articles of Interest

February 2008 -- Read cases decided about:
Attorney-Client, Child Custody (Hague Convention), Child Support (UIFSA), Parentage, Property Division, Same-Sex Marriage, and Third Party Custody/Visitation.

January 2008 -- Read cases decided about:
Agreements (Antenuptial, Cohabitation, Post-Nuptial), Child Custody (Hague Convention, UCCJEA), Parentage, Property Division, Same-Sex Domestic Partnership, and Third Party Custody/Visitation.

2007

December 2007 -- Read cases decided about:
Antenuptial Agreements, Child Custody (Hague Convention), Child Support, Divorce--Jurisdiction, Parentage, Post-Nuptial Agreements, Property Division--Valuation, and Visitation-Third Party.

November 2007 -- Read cases decided about:
Attorney's Fees, Child Custody (Hague Convention), Child Support (Enforcement, UIFSA), Jurisdiction, Property Division (Classification, QDRO), Spousal Support, and Visitation-Third Party.

October 2007 -- Read cases decided about:
Agreements (Post-Nuptial; Prenuptial), Alimony/Spousal Support, Child Custody (and Hague Convention), Child Support, Divorce (Fault), Divorce Procedure (Open Access to Courts; Parties), Parentage, and Property Division

September 2007 -- Read cases decided about:
Child Support, Divorce Procedure, Parentage, Property Division, and Same-Sex Marriage

August 2007 -- Read cases decided about:
Agreements (Antenuptial), Bankruptcy, Child Custody (Hague Convention), Child Support, Divorce Procedure, Domestic Violence, Parentage, Property Division, Spousal Support, Taxation, and Third Party Visitation

July 2007 -- Read cases decided about:
Agreements (Antenuptial; Postnuptial), Child Custody (Visitation; Visitation/UCCJEA), Child Support, Divorce Procedure (Relief from Judgment), Parentage, Property Division, Spousal Support, and Torts

June 2007 -- Read cases decided about:
Agreements (Antenuptial; Postnuptial; Separation), Child Custody (Hague Convention; Relocation; UCCJEA), Child Support, Divorce Procedure, Parentage (De Facto Parent), Property Division, Visitation—Third Party

May 2007 -- Read cases decided about:
Child Custody (Best Interests; Hague Convention; Relocation; UCCJEA), Child Support, Divorce Procedure, Parentage, Spousal Support, Visitation—Third Party

April 2007 -- Read cases decided about:
Antenuptial Agreements, Child Custody (Hague Convention; Relocation), Child Support, Cohabitation, Divorce Procedure, Parentage, Property Division, Separation Agreements, Spousal Support, Torts

March 2007 -- Read cases decided about:
Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, Paternity, Property Distribution, Spousal Support, Visitation

February 2007 -- Read cases decided about:
Antenuptial Agreements, Bankruptcy, Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, Parentage, Property Division, Spousal Support, Torts, Visitation

January 2007 -- Read cases decided about:
Alimony, Child Custody, Child Support, Community Property, Divorce, Parentage, Premarital Agreements, Property Division, Torts

2006

December 2006 -- Read cases decided about:
Child Custody, Child Support, Premarital Agreements, Property Division

November 2006 -- Read cases decided about:
Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce Procedure, Property Division, Property Settlement Agreements, Torts

October 2006 -- Read cases decided about:
Antenuptial Agreements, Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce Procedure, Property Division, Same-Sex Marriage

September 2006 -- Read cases decided about:
Antenuptial Agreements, Child Custody, Divorce Procedure, Same-Sex Marriage/Domestic Partnership, and more

August 2006 -- Read cases decided about:
Spousal and Child Support, Abatement, Third Party Practice and more

July 2006 -- Read cases decided about:
Relocation, Tax and Child Support, Misrepresentation of Paternity and more

June 2006 -- Read cases decided about:
Hague Convention, Same Sex Marriage, Joint Title and more

May 2006 -- Read cases decided about:
Alimony, Child Custody, Child Support, Parentage and more

April 2006 -- Read cases decided about:
Stock Options, Joint Custody, Property Rights, Relocation and more

March 2006 -- Read cases decided about:
Child Custody, Pension Division, Property Settlements, Separation Agreements and more

February 2006 -- Read cases decided about:
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Prenuptial Agreements, Third Party Visitation and more

January 2006 -- Read cases from November and December 2005 decided about:
Alimony, Domestic Partnerships, Attorney's Fees, Property Settlements and more

2005

November 2005 -- Read cases decided about:
Antenuptial Agreements, Investment Income, Grandparent Visitation, Community Property and more

October 2005 -- Read cases decided about:
Child Custody, UCCJEA, Parentage, Fiduciary Duty

September 2005 -- Read cases decided about:
Child Custody, Domestic Partnerships, Parentage and Same-Sex Partners and more

August 2005 -- Read cases decided about:
Relocation, Pension, Paternity and more

July 2005-- Read cases decided about:
Kidnapping, Same-Sex Partner Custody, Domestic Violence and more

June 2005 -- Read cases decided about:
Religious Beliefs, Federal Pension Benefits, Income Considerations and more

April/May 2005 -- Read cases decided about:
Spousal Support, Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), Marital Fault and more

March 2005 -- Read cases decided about:
Alimony, Attorney Fees, Marital Agreements, Torts, and more

February 2005 -- Read cases decided about:
Antenuptial Agreements, Arbitration, Child Support, Marital Torts, Property Division and more


January 2005 -- Read cases decided about:
Parentage, Child Custody-Hague Convention, Child Support, Same-Sex Marriage, Property Division

2004


November/December 2004 -- Read cases decided about:
Antenuptial Agreements, Child Custody, Child Support, Third-Party Visitation, Pensions

October 2004 -- Read cases decided about:
Annulment, Child Support, Domestic Partnership, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Property Division

September 2004 -- Read cases decided about:
Bankruptcy, Custody, Child Jurisdiction, Support, Marriage, Property Division (Military), Paternity

August 2004 -- Read cases decided about:
Alimony, Attorney Fees, Custody, Child Support, Marriage, Premarital Agreements and Property Division

July 2004 -- Read cases decided about:
Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, Paternity and Property Division


June 2004 -- Read cases decided about:
Child Support, Marital Agreements, Parental Rights, Property Division and Third Party Visitation

May 2004 -- Read cases decided about:
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, and more

April 2004 -- Read cases decided about:
Paternity, Child Custody, Child Support and Property Division

March 2004 -- Read cases decided about:
Adoption, Attorney/Client, Child Custody, Divorce, Marriage, Property Distribution and Torts

February 2004 -- Read cases decided about:
Adoption, Custody/Visitation, Evidence, Property Division, Same-Sex Marriage, Third-Party Visitation, and Torts

January 2004 -- Read cases decided about:
Alimony, Attorneys, Child Custody, Grandparent/Third-Party Visitation, and Child Abuse

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