Professor Merle Weiner presents A Parent-Partner Status for American Family Law

Merle Weiner and bookcover combinedThursday, September 24, 2015

TIME: 11:30am – Bar opens; 12:15pm – Lunch; 1-2pm – Presentation and Q & A
$20 Members; $30 Non-members (includes lunch); $10 Lecture only

EVENT TYPE: Speaker Luncheon

While becoming a parent is a pivotal event, the birth or adoption of a child has little significance for the parents’ legal relationship to each other. Instead, the law relies on marriage, domestic partnerships, contracts, and some equitable remedies to set the parameters of the legal obligations between parents. With high rates of non marital childbirth and divorce, the current approach to regulating the legal relationship of parents is outdated. A new legal and social structure is needed to encourage parents to act as supportive partners and to deter uncommitted couples from having children. Come hear from LawProfessor Merle Weiner speak about her book, A Parent-Partner Status for American Family Law, the first of its kind to propose a new “parent-partner” status for American family law. The book includes a detailed discussion of the benefits of the status as well as specific recommendations for legal obligations. The book will be available for purchase and signing.

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