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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

To Have and to Hold: Modern Family Formation and Application of Constitutional Principles

By Sheryl A. Moore, Esquire and Allegra P. Clemente, Esquire

Family law is a compilation of many areas of the law. The cornerstone principles of constitutional law have recently elicited important legal questions for our family law practitioners and judges.

Recall the year 1868 and §1 of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution: “All persons born and naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”

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