bigamy

Hi there,

I am writing this post in advance of my 2 week vacation, so if I am a little slap happy please bear with me.

It seems as if every few months an article hits the press about the division of the marital pet.  To folks who don’t have kids (and even those who do), pets are like children and their owners do want continued contact.  However, I have never seen an analysis of what shifting homes does to a dog’s psyche.  They seem to do doggy day-care with no problems though.

Bigamy too, seems to come up frequently.  Yes through the years I have had a number of cases where bigamy was an issue, you would think one spouse would be enough but…….

And then for the weirdest thing I have read this week award, from Above the Law by Kashmir Hill.

Best,

Nancy… Keep reading

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Hi there,

Since last week I have been thinking about the legal implications of the gay marriage decision in Vermont and found that it raises more questions than I had initially considered.  These relate specifically to the impact of marriage on a state which allowed civil unions.  This raises the issue of will the civil union be deemed a marriage thus increasing the length of the marriage and having impact upon divorce on all sorts of issues from custody thru finances?  There also may be issues because if the state now treats civil unions as marriages then if one party to the civil union marries someone else without dissolving the civil union, is that bigamy?

Clearly this will be very complex and interesting as it unfolds.

Best,

Nancy… Keep reading