Banning Child Marriage

Florida is stopping an embarrassing and ongoing family law problem: legal child marriages. There are more than 200,000 children married in the United States. Last week, a bill to ban the practice passed both houses of the Florida legislature, and has been converted...

Religious Marriage & Divorce

A recent survey found that 6 in 10 women who had Muslim religious weddings are not in legal marriages, depriving them of spousal rights. Many people have religious weddings, and don’t get a marriage license. What is the importance of the marriage license, and is...

Ban Child Marriages

A pressing family law problem is the more than 200,000 children married in the United States. No, that’s not a statistic from frontier life in the 1800s, that covers marriages over the past 15-years. What is the status of child marriages? According to the Independent...

Mixed Marriages

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Loving v. Virginia, the United States Supreme Court case that overturned anti-miscegenation laws nationwide. In the Loving case, a black woman and a white man had been sentenced to a year in a Virginia prison for marrying each...

Avoiding Divorce: The Perfect Age to Marry

By The Law Offices of Ronald H. Kauffman of Ronald H. Kauffman, P.A. posted in Marriage on Tuesday, July 28, 2015. This post asks if there is a right time to marry. Is it true that if you get married too early or too late, the chances are you’ll end up in...

Gay Marriage after DOMA

On behalf of Ronald H. Kauffman, P.A. posted in Marriage on Monday, July 1, 2013. In case you didn’t hear the news, the Supreme Court last week ruled that married same-sex couples were entitled to the same federal benefits as same-sex couples and, by declining...