On Family Lawyer Magazine’s 10th anniversary, we thought we’d reach out to find what has changed, what still needs to be changed, and what innovations do you see (or hope) are coming down the pipe over the next decade.
There have been many changes in family law since we started Family Lawyer Magazine 10 years ago. In 2012, the daily practice of family law was – and some major pieces of legislation were – quite different from what we see today. For example:
- Multiple federal courts were handling challenges to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defined marriage as a union between one man and one woman for federal law purposes.
- By the end of 2012, nine states, the District of Columbia, and two Native American tribes allowed same-sex marriage.
- The US Supreme Court heard its second international child abduction case under the Hague Abduction Convention.
- The Senate passed the Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act.
- The US Supreme Court granted certiorari in the first case involving the Indian Child Welfare Act since 1989.
- The Uniform Law Commission passed two family laws:
- the Uniform Premarital and Marital Agreements Act (UPMAA), and
- the Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act (UDPCVA).
A lot has happened in the family law arena since 2012 – although some would argue that more change is necessary to ensure that all are truly equal under the law.
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Today, we are still struggling with the lingering effects of the pandemic – and lawyers are still dealing with remote consultations, discovery, and court.
For Family Lawyer Magazine‘s 10th anniversary, we thought we’d reach out to our readers to discover what has changed, what still needs to be changed, and what innovations you see (or hope to see) coming down the pipe over the next decade.
We are calling for submissions of short suggestions as well as 500 to 1,200-word articles with your thoughts about changes in family law – significant changes that have paved the way towards a better system, or changes that should be made to serve the needs of your clients better.
Here are a few topics to consider:
- What has changed in the last 10 years in your family law/divorce practice?
- What is one area of the family law system or flawed piece of legislation that needs improvement? What suggestions do you have for fixing it?
- If you could change one thing about the family law system immediately with a flick of your magic wand, what would it be, and why/how would you change it? (Remember: you have a magic wand, so think big!)
- What did you change about your practice during COVID that you’re considering making permanent?
- What do you think will be a major trend/shift in the future of family law – for better or for worse – over the next decade?
Articles of 500-words+ will receive a byline as well as a 40-word bio plus a do-follow link to your firm’s website at the end of your article.
We’re looking for articles from those of you who are “in the trenches” of the divorce and family law arena to share your experiences and predictions with us. If this describes you, please send an email to Editors@FamilyLawyerMagazine.com telling us what you’d like to write about, or fill out the form at the bottom of this page.
All articles conforming to our Guidelines will appear on this website, and some may be selected to run in the next issue of Family Lawyer Magazine.