Divorce, Family, and Statistics

Over the last thirty years, some of the most dramatic changes in American life have occurred within the family structure. Marriage rates have decreased and the rate of cohabitation has increased. Unmarried cohabitating couples are increasingly having children, at a rate that has doubled in the decade between 1990 and 1999 alone. http://www.bgsu.edu/downloads/cas/file35381.pdf In a […]
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Prenuptial Agreements: Not Just for Billionaires

Just one day after his company’s initial public offering, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg married his longtime girlfriend, Priscilla Chan. Zuckerberg’s surprise nuptials, and contrasting net worth in the arena of $14 billion, has sparked renewed attention for the value of pre-nuptial agreements. Donald Trump even weighed in, with perhaps no small amount of personal experience, […]
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Kansas Sperm Donor Ordered To Pay Child Support: Can It Happen In Ohio?

In a recent and interesting case, a Kansas man, William Marotta, was ordered by the state to pay child support for a child he fathered through artificial insemination in spite of a written agreement that he would have neither parental rights nor financial obligations to the child. Even more surprising, it is the state of […]
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