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  American Journal of Family Law
  Volume 19, Number 3, Fall 2005
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  • Articles
  • Challenges of Child Witnesses in Family Law Proceedings
        Sherrie Bourg Carter
        p.165                                                                                      +cite        
        Among the many complexities associated with cases in which children are witnesses are competency to testify and reliability of statements. The author discusses these ramifications of offering a child as a witness in a family law case.
  • Fiction and Imagination; Celebrity and Personal Goodwill
        Honey Kessler Amado
        p.172                                                                                      +cite        
        The talents and popularity of a celebrity are unique to the individual. It has no market or ascertainable value, Thus, the author argues, celebrity goodwill is a fiction.
  • Using a Parent Coordinator in a High-Conflict Case
        Robert B. Guyot III
        p.178                                                                                      +cite        
        Family law practitioners see too many families who are "high conflict." One or both parties often seek an advantage in the litigation process. A parent coordinator is a relatively new option available to address parenting issues in high--conflict cases. The author explains this new concept.
  • Reasonableness of Shareholder/Employee Compensation in Closely Held Business Valuations
        Robert F Reilly
        p.183                                                                                      +cite        
        The reasonableness of shareholder compensation is an important issue in many family law cases in which a spouse controls a business. Because compensation is often set to minimize taxes, adjustments may be necessary for valuation in a divorce. An expert explains how this is done.
  • Preventing Heartbreak in Adoption: Understanding the Rights of All Parties
        Peter Opper
        p.193                                                                                      +cite        
        The author, an attorney with 20 years' experience in adoption supervising a family-counseling agency, reviews the basics of adoption and adoption law. He identifies the interests of the four vulnerable parties, the dilemmas that arise and offers solutions for minimizing disrupted adoptions.

  • Departments
  • Cooperative Divorce
        Gregg Herman
        p.161                                                                                      +cite        
  • Handling Valuation Issues in a Buy-Sell Agreement
        Jeffrey O. Jones
        p.163                                                                                      +cite        

  • Features

  • State Update
  • Texas: Fiduciary Duty in Family Law Litigation
        John F, Nichols, Sr.
        p.210                                                                                      +cite        
  • Fairshare Cases: Support after Sex Change; Support after Prenuptial Pension Waiver; Stock Voting Rights; Criminal Activity Affecting Distribution; Support When Equal Time Sharing ...
        Ron Brown
        p.216                                                                                      +cite