FAMILY LAW-JA - Family

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Unformatted text preview: Family Law..........................................................................................................................2 I. The Nature of Marriage and Family ............................................................................. 2 A. Historical Background ............................................................................................ 2 B. Contract and/or Status ............................................................................................. 5 C. Government Regulation of Marriage and Other Intimate Relationships ................ 6 D. Void Voidable Distinction .................................................................................... 10 E. Promises, Gifts, License and Ceremony ................................................................ 11 F. Common Law Marriage ......................................................................................... 13 G. Contemporary Tendencies .................................................................................... 15 H. Rights and Duties in the Family ............................................................................ 18 I. Crimes Between Spouses ........................................................................................ 21 II. Marriage Dissolution and its Financial Consequences ............................................. 26 A. Divorce Common Law Divorce could only be granted by decree of the legislature, then revisions were made allowing for divorce based on adultery, and some other states had mutual agreement divorce. 170 NYDRL: An action for divorce may be maintained by a husband or wife to procure a judgment divorcing the parties and dissolving the marriage on any of the following grounds: Fault Grounds: (1) Cruel and inhumane treatment Such that it endangers the physical or mental well being so that cohabitation is unsafe or improper. (2) Abandonment for a period of one or more years (3) The confinement of in prison for three or more years (4) Adultery No Fault Grounds: (5) Husband and Wife have lived apart pursuant to a decree or judgment of separation for more a period of one or more years. [prop. bill 6 months] (6) The parties have lived a part pursuant to a written agreement for a period of one or more years and the written agreement has been filed with the office of the county clerk where one of the parties reside. ......................................................................... 26 B. Separation .............................................................................................................. 29 C. Jurisdiction ............................................................................................................ 30 D. Permanent and Rehabilitative Alimony ................................................................ 33 E. Equitable Distribution .......................................................................................... 35 III. Parent Child and the StateIII....
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