Weekly Links

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

A great history of divorce in America since 1787.  False confessions, graphic testimony, framed spouses and ‘unknown blondes’: a history of the difficulty in getting divorced, and how it could now change.  As New York finally ushers in no-fault divorces, the WSJ looks back on the history of the need for fault.

 Captured: America in Color from 1939-1943
Not related to family law, but I think it’s amazing how the color photos make them seem more like us. “These images, by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information, are some of the only color photographs taken of the effects of the Depression on America’s rural and small town populations.”

Apple security breach gives complete access to iPhone

A Labor Market Punishing to Mothers
“The last three men nominated to the Supreme Court have all been married and, among them, have seven children. The last three women — Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor and Harriet Miers (who withdrew) — have all been single and without children.” “Our economy exacts a terribly steep price for any time away from work — in both pay and promotions. People often cannot just pick up where they have left off. Entire career paths are closed off. The hit to earnings is permanent.”

Bookmark Index Cards – Useful Office Supplies for Attorneys

New York City tops Wealth Index
With no-fault divorce on the horizon for New York, and more high net worth individuals than Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington, D.C. combined, maybe it’s time for us to open a New York City office! 

Job-Hunting Paralegal Discovers Craigslist Ruse Involving Fake Law Firm

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Emily Miskel

Judge Emily Miskel was appointed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott as the first judge of the 470th family district court of Collin County, Texas. She graduated from Stanford University and Harvard Law School and she is board certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Find Emily on Google+, Facebook, and other social media.

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