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May 2012 Archives

Layers upon layers

Relationships are deep, intricate and incredibly complicated.  Just the relationship between two people constantly operates on multiple layers.  When you add children, the layers multiply.  When you add in-laws, siblings and friends, the layers become exponential.  Comprehending it all can seem like trying to make a symphony out of a cacophony or a Monet out of a Pollock.

Hubert Holland

In 1962 a long anticipated movie, "To Kill a Mockingbird," was released.  Pretty much everyone knows the story.  A lone attorney, Atticus Finch, stood alone before his town, his community, defending a black man falsely accused of attacking a white woman.  Finch, the liberal, stood for justice against the deep prejudice of the community who had neither patience for nor interest in justice.

Families is families

Yesterday, President Barack Obama announced that he supported same sex marriage.  Not domestic partner benefits.  Not civil unions.  But same sex marriage. The full monty, if you will.  He allowed that homosexuals shouldn't be denied the right to create families any more so than heterosexuals.

International Family Law - A Costa Rican update.

We have left Costa Rica, but Costa Rica has not left us.  We have learned much about International Family Law from a Costa Rican perspective but have reinforced the universality that is family law across much of the globe.