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I. What is a family?
Schneider, The Channeling Function in Family Law pg47
II. DIVORCE pg 357
Fault Based Approaches
2. Adultery
3. Desertion
Defenses in Fault Based Divorce (not applicable for no-fault)
1. Recrimination Defense (Clean Hands Doctrine)
2. Connivance
3. Condonation Defense
4. Collusion Defense
No-Fault Divorce
Adjudicating No fault Divorce
Contractual Divorce pg 381
Tort Claims Cases
Religious Restrictions on Divorce
To What Extent Can States Regulate Access to Divorce
Character Reform pg 420
III. PARENTING
BEST INTERESTS OF CHILD STANDARD pg 525
Custody Definitions
Applying the BIC Standard: Various Factors
1. Gender Presumption ± Tender Years Doctrine (Not good law in most
states)
2. Fitness for BIC
3. Weighing Multiple Factors for BIC pg 532
4. Race and Ethnicity with BIC pg 538
5. Religion in BIC pg 549
7. Reliance on Mental Health Experts and BIC
8. Counsel for the Child and BIC
Parenting: Alternative Approaches pg 566
2. Primary Caretaker Presumption
ALI Principles v Primary Caretaker (note 1 pg 590-1)
3. Joint Custody
4. Past Division of Parental Responsibility
5. ALI Principles of the Law of Family Dissolution pg 588
ALI Principles re Custody
ALI Principles on prior caretaking
ALI principles PROHIBIT court from considering
ALI principles: Allocation of Significant Decision making
Responsibility
§ 209 pg 590
6. Random Selection: Mnooking pg 591 and other whiners too
New Terminology by Court
PARENTING: MODIFICATION (4/9/2009)
1. Modification ± Change in Circumstances
UMDA § 409 Modification for Change in Circumstances
2. Modification ± Relocation
3. Modification ± Grandparents visitation
4. Modification ± Unmarried Parents
a. Fathers
b. Unmarried Couples/Psychological Parent Established/De facto and
Parent by Estoppel
De facto parent: to prevent trauma to the child; BIC
ALI 2.03(1)(b): Parent by Estoppel
ALI 2.03(1)(c): De Facto Parent
ALI § 2.18 De facto, estoppel, legal parent responsibility allocation
c. ALI determination of legal parent
To be a Psychological Parent, one must show:
ALI Parent by Estoppel 2.03
5. Modification: Jurisdiction Issues pg 663-95 and supp 82-88
a. UCCJA 1968
y UCCJA section 8 on jxn
b. Home state jxn UCCJA
c. Significant Connection Jxn UCCJA
UCCJEA Uniform Child Custody Jxn and Enforcement Act of 1997
1. Interstate custody disputes
UCCJEA 1997 Uniform Child Custody Jxn and Enforcement Act
2. International Custody Disputes
Hague Convention of the Civil Aspects of International Child
Abduction see pg 676
6. Enforcement of Custody
De Facto Parent
PROPERTY DIVISION
1. Equitable distribution pg 697
Financial Settlements at Divorce
UMDA pg 697
Section 307 Disposition of Property:
ALI § 4.03 - Marital and SP pg 698
ALI § 4.05 Enhancement of SP by Marital Labor
2. Distinguishing Marital Property (MP) from SP pg 700
3. Dividing Property Equally
4. Financial Misconduct and Dissipation
5. Pensions and Other Deferred Income
Vocabulary
Alimony ± Maintenance ± Spousal Support
UMDA 308 Maintenance (pg 731)
ALI 5.05 Maintenence
Compensation for Primary Caretaker¶s Residual Loss in Earnings
Capacity
ALI 5.04 CALC for MUCH WEALTHIER SPOUSE pg 739
Alimony Review: 4 approaches to financial comp at divorce
Review of Alimony Principles/Reasons/Theories on pg 764
Alimony: Cases
UMDA 316 Alimony Modification pg 753
UMDA 316 Property Disposition
MAINTENANCE: UNMARRIED PARTNERS PG 769
Enforceability of Palimony Arguments
ALI 6.03 Domestic Parners pg 779
ALI 6.06 Compensatory Payments for Domestic Partners pg 782
Enforcement of Palimony Cases
CHILD SUPPORT
Federal Gvt
1. 1984 Aid to Families with Dependent Children program
2. Child Support and Establishment of Paternity Act 1974
3. Child Support Enforcement amendments
4. Family Support Act 1988
5. Three Models for Guidelines
ALI Approach
Child Support Modification UMDA 316 pg 752-3
Child Support Schemes vary by state
Voluntary Termination of Employment tests
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE pg 291
RCW 26.50.010 Stat defineitno of domestic violence
Protection Orders in WA State (slides 4/24)
Who is eligible?
Traditional Immunity and Exemption (Doc of Interspousal Tort
Immunity)
WA on Marital Rape
Battered Women¶s Syndrome
Legal Responses to Violence pg 304
CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT (slides start 5/4)
Child Support Generally
Marriage: slide 5/5 pg 57
1. Restrictions on Marriage
Test here:
2. Traditional Restrictions on Marriage
a. Incest
b. Age
c. Same sex marriage slides from 5/7
Nat¶ Pride at Work Inc Supp 30
RCW 26.10.160 Visitation Rights for Anyone in BIC
International Perspectives Canada
Prenuptial Agreements
Agreements in context of Marriage Generally
Status vs Contract
Uniform PMA Act pg 215 re spousal support
Separation Agreements
Alimony Pendente Lite
Property Division and Maintenance
UMDA 306(b)
Child Support, Custody + Visitation
UMDA (d)
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