Shopping for Home Field Advantage: Residence and International Child Custody Venue Determinations

Shopping for Home Field Advantage: Residence and International Child Custody Venue Determinations

By Jacob Simon.

In modern society, it is not uncommon for families to move across state and international borders. But, what happens when parents separate and have minor children? Today's post discusses U.S. and international laws regarding child custody and the appropriate venue.

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Can Canadian Courts Really Make Americans Pay Spousal Support for Mere Cohabitation?

Can Canadian Courts Really Make Americans Pay Spousal Support for Mere Cohabitation?

By Jacob Simon.

No jurisdiction in the United States will honor spousal support for unwed couples. Canada, on the other hand, allows for spousal support for mere cohabitants. Today's post uses a hypothetical situation involving two law students to see if a Canadian court could require spousal support when one party is Canadian and the other American.

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