Domestic Adoption in the Philippines

“My husband and I unfortunately cannot have children. A distant relative from the province has 7 children, the two youngest children are aged 11 months and new born baby about 2 weeks old. Due to financial constraints, she offered for us to adopt her two youngest children. We took the children home after we executed an Adoption Agreement and had the same notarized. I would like to have our children bear my husband’s name to formalize their status. How do we go about this?” First things first, a mere adoption…

Family Law Attorney – Choosing a Professional Makes All The Difference

Before you decide upon a family law attorney, there are many important things to consider. The ease of access to your lawyer, the ways he or she communicates the details and aspects of your case to you, and the professionalism and work ethic of the firm all come into consideration. There are many important things to consider when choosing a family law attorney. Whether you are in the market for divorce, adoption, child custody or other legal services, there are a few key aspects of law services that, if kept…

Davies on A Grand Game Introduction, or the Rise and Demise of “Sherlock Holmes”

Ross E. Davies, George Mason University Law School; The Green Bag, has published A Grand Game Introduction, or the Rise and Demise of ‘Sherlock Holmes’ at 2 The Newspapers 25 (2018). Here is the abstract. On April 12, 1904, “Sherlock Holmes” became a registered trademark of Parker Brothers, one of the biggest makers of card games, board games, and the like in the United States. Of course, that did not mean that Parker Brothers controlled the great man’s name outright. Rather, it meant the U.S. Patent Office had granted the…

The Frugal Family Wins

As used here, "frugal" means "avoiding waste"; therefore, the "frugal family" works together to avoid wasting their time, resources, and lives. Working together – "sharing the load" – with respect for and love of each other, such family members enjoy the most fulfillment and peace (if not the most prosperity) along the way. Such a marriage / family is certainly "the ideal" but it is an ideal worth working towards. (Obviously, any worthy goal is worth the work required.) But from the statistics we have about marriage and divorce, few…

Types of Child Custody Options: A Guide for Divorcing Parents

What are the different child custody options that are available to divorcing or separating parents? This will depend on the state where they live and the specific situation of their child. Generally, there are five types available: physical, legal, sole, joint, and bird’s nest custody. Also important to understand is temporary custody. Temporary Custody This refers to a short-term arrangement that enables parents to ensure that their child is well taken care of while the final decision is being awaited. As with other types, temporary custody allows the custodial parent…

Todres on The Trump Effect, Children, and the Value of Human Rights Education @jtodres

Jonathan Todres, Georgia State University College of Law, is publishing The Trump Effect, Children, and the Value of Human Rights Education in volume 56 of the Family Court Review (2018). Here is the abstract. Since launching his presidential campaign, Donald Trump’s rhetoric has often been divisive as well as demeaning of selected groups. This article examines the impact of Trump’s rhetoric on children and their communities and explores the role that human rights education can play in responding to Trump and forging broader support for human rights. The article reviews…

McAdams on The Cross-Examination of Mayella Ewell @UChicagoLaw @AlaLawReview

Richard H. McAdams, University of Chicago Law School, has published The Cross-Examination of Mayella Ewell at 69 Alabama Law Review 579 (2018). Here is the abstract. This essay explores one central part of Tom Robinson’s trial in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird: Atticus Finch’s cross-examination of Mayella Ewell. The eight- year-old Scout cannot fully understand the strategy and meaning of Atticus’ questions, but the trial supplies enough clues to understand more of Mayella’s life than is generally understood. Download the article from SSRN at the link. Source link

Cyprus Probate Law: Resealing of Probates or Letters of Administration

Estate planning denotes the process of arranging the disposal of someone’s property, including immovable and movable property after his/her death. Obviously, estate planning may eliminate obstacles and doubts over the administration of estates. In the Republic of Cyprus, all matters related to estate planning are regulated by the following legislations: · Wills and Succession Law (Cap. 195). · Administration of Estate Law (Cap.189). · Probates (Re-Sealing) Law (Cap. 192). The sealing by Cyprus courts of probates or letters of administration granted by courts of other jurisdictions outside the Republic of…

Call For Papers, IRSL, University of Torino, September 19-20, 2019

Law & Humanities Blog: Call For Papers, IRSL, University of Torino, September 19-20, 2019 skip to main | skip to sidebar Call For Papers, IRSL, University of Torino, September 19-20, 2019                                                                                            IRSL 2019, University of Torino Hosted by the University of Torino, LabOnt, Circe THE REASONABLE INTERPRETER Perspectives on legal and non legal semiotics Legal normativity is nowadays characterized by many forms. Multi-level governance amplifies this attitude: there are different judges, different courts, and many codes (aesthetic, digital, etc) can now…

Jarvis on The Maritime Origins of Sherlock Holmes

ICYMI: Robert M. Jarvis, The Maritime Origins of Sherlock Holmes, 49 J. Mar. L. & Com. 105 (2017). Here’s the beginning of yet another of Professor Jarvis’s delightful essays. This year (2018) marks the 125th anniversary of the publication of Dr. (later Sir) Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Adventure of the Gloria Scott. Set during Sherlock Holmes’s brief time in college, it is one of only two entries in the Holmes canon that occurs before Holmes met Dr. John H. Watson and formed literature’s most famous crime-fighting partnership. It also is…