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Marriage Equality Act Passes in Delaware

Posted in Same Sex Marriage

Earlier this month Delaware became the eleventh state to legalize same sex marriage when they passed Marriage Equity Act in the state Senate.  Passage was fairly close with 12 voting for the Act and 9 voting against it in the Senate, while the House had earlier passed it 23 in favor to 18 against.  Leslie… Continue Reading

Unsportsmanlike Conduct? Running Back’s Mom Runs His Letter of Intent to Lawyer

Posted in Custody

College football recruiting can become, for a sought after recruit, the perfect intersection of where talent meets commoditization; in other words, recruiting is where the athletic talents of the amateur student-athlete attract the attention revenue generating college football programs.  Recently, however, an incident between a student-athlete and his mother highlights the conflicting agendas and motivations… Continue Reading

New Rule Makes for Easier Evidence

Posted in Practice Issues, Support

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New Article on the Defense of Marriage Act Litigation and Its Impact on Pennsylvania Cases

Posted in Same Sex Marriage

There has been quite a bit of litigation and court decisions related to the Defense of Marriage Act and how it impacts state laws and the ability of states to enact federal laws due to different definitions of what constitutes “marriage;” traditionally, states have been left to decide how to handle domestic issues and the… Continue Reading

Leslie Spoltore’s Alimony and the First Amendment

Posted in Alimony

Leslie Spoltore, a partner in our Wilmington, Delaware office, just posted a blog entry on an unusual alimony argument made on appeal to the Delaware Supreme Court.  The family court evaluated the ex-wife’s expenses when calculating alimony she would pay to her ex-husband and reduced the significant contributions she made to her church down to… Continue Reading