Posts Tagged 'Family'

MARRIAGE EQUALITY AND THE DIGNITY GRANTED TO INDIVIDUALS BY OUR COURTS

Posted by: Valerie Yarashus

The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on marriage equality is so historic that it would be hard to write about any other topic this week.   One of the most beautiful, and most quoted, passages from the majority opinion written by Justice Kennedy is as follows:

“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some ...

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Modern Family Configurations and Loss of Consortium Claims in Personal Injury Cases

Posted by: Valerie Yarashus

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of cohabiting unmarried partners increased tenfold between 1960 and 2000.  Many of these relationships are long-term, stable and committed relationships.  Currently, approximately 40% of children are expected to live in a cohabiting household at some point in their lives. In addition, the number of children being raised at least partly by a step-parent has risen dramatically; 1300 new step-families are being formed every day. Taking all groups of non-traditional families into account, ...

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