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SalesForce Contact Management
This is one option for keeping contact information, tracking your interactions, and generating reports of who you haven’t talked to in a while. http://www.salesforce.com/
 
Financial Decisions to Make as You Divorce
New York Times, November 13, 2009
Divorce may be one of the most damaging financial events in the lives of those who go through it, but that isn’t always immediately clear to a couple about to split up. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/14/your-money/14money.html?em
 
Who Knew I Was Not the Father?
New York Times, November 17, 2009
It was in July 2007 when Mike L. asked the Pennsylvania courts to declare that he was no longer the father of his daughter. For four years, Mike had known that the girl he had rocked to sleep and danced with across the living-room floor was not, as they say, “his.” The revelation from a DNA test was devastating and prompted him to leave his wife — but he had not renounced their child. He continued to feel that in all the ways that mattered, she was still his daughter, and he faithfully paid her child support. It was only when he learned that his ex-wife was about to marry the man who she said actually was the girl’s biological father that Mike flipped. Supporting another man’s child suddenly became unbearable. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/22/magazine/22Paternity-t.html?_r=1&em
 
Thousands flock to Paris’ divorce fair
Washington Times, November 9, 2009
The city of romance got a lesson in love’s hard knocks Sunday, as thousands flocked to the French capital’s first divorce fair. The “New Start” trade fair aimed to tap into that booming market by bringing together 60 stands offering up services obviously related to separation – law firms and counselors – and also more obscure disciplines aimed at helping people get back on their feet, such as tarot card readers, makeover specialists and self-esteem coaches. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/nov/09/thousands-flock-to-divorce-fair/
 
For Gay Couples, ‘Traditional’ Divorce Isn’t Always an Option
What happens when divorce isn’t a possibility? That’s the bind (or nightmare) that some gay couples can easily find themselves in. This post will serve as the first installment in a two-part series on gay divorce. Consider this: A Florida couple travels to Massachusetts to get married. Seven years later, they decide to divorce, only they can’t — unless one partner first moves to Massachusetts for at least a year. http://bucks.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/11/17/for-gay-couples-traditional-divorce-isnt-always-an-option/
Seven Tips for Dissolving Gay Unions
http://bucks.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/11/18/gay-divorce-part-2/

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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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