AAML Journal

The Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (JAAML) was established in 1984 and features peer reviewed articles, reviews, and editorials covering all aspects of the Family Law profession. The Journal is published by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and issued semiannually.

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Vol. 36 – #1

2023

Real Property Issues In Family Law

This volume of the Journal is devoted to real property issues in family law. We have two excellent articles on the topic as well as an extensive bibliography. The also contains submissions on a number of timely topics, including those related to the division of military pensions, The Uniform Cohabitants Economic Remedies Act and a review of safe haven legislation throughout the country. It also includes an excellent piece of interest to many experienced family law attorneys, on the ethical risk of relying too much on that experience. The issue concludes with four well researched comments by our student editors.

Vol. 35 – #2

2023

Constitutional Issues in Family Law - Part II

This is the second volume of Constitutional Issues in Family Law where we continue with excellent and thought-provoking articles on the intersection of family law and the Constitution. This issue features essays on the constitutional implications of the Dobbs decision as well as how it may affect families. Parentage issues are discussed in both multistate cases and those involving unwed parents. Empirical research forms the basis on an article regarding functional parenthood and home schooling in a pandemic is also discussed. Interesting issues are raised in the context of family support obligations and the thirteenth amendment and practical methods of considering constitutional issues in the legal practice related to ART are also presented. Part II of an excellent bibliography on articles touching on the Constitution and Family Law concludes the issue.

Vol. 35 – #1

2022

Constitutional Issues in Family Law

This issue of the Journal is devoted to Constitutional Issues in Family Law. It covers issues ranging from the second amendment as it pertains to cohabitants, the fifth amendment privilege against self-incrimination, and the constitutional rights of parents. There are also articles on the Indian Child Welfare Act and the Supreme Court’s recent controversial abortion decision. First and fifth amendment issues are also discussed as are changes to the MMPI, a psychological tool often used in family courts. At the end of the issue there is bibliography that addresses some of the significant constitutional issues arising in the realm of family law today, as well as other legal and policy issues spinning off the constitutional controversies.

Vol. 34 – #2

2022

COVID-19 AND FAMILY LAW

In this issue we consider how Covid-19 government programs affect families’ finances and certainly the children of those families. We also include timely comments on other child custody issues, parentage, and property distribution at divorce. As usual we have an extensive annotated bibliography which also includes a special section on the latest on decision making regarding vaccinations for children.

Vol. 34 – #1

2021

Trusts in Family Law Cases

This issue of the Journal was scheduled to be on the use of trusts in family law cases and we have three excellent articles related to that topic as well as an extensive annotated bibliography. It soon expanded, however with the addition of excellent submissions on other topics. It now also features articles related to child custody, the tax treatment of S corporations and citizenship for children born abroad through assisted procreation.

Vol. 33 – #2

2020

The Use of Experts in Family Law Cases

Vol. 33, – #1

2020

The Future of Family Law

Vol. 33 – #2

2020

Issue: BIAS

The Use of Experts in Family Law Cases

AMBIGUOUS GENITALS & SOCIETAL DISDAIN

Comment, AMBIGUOUS GENITALS & SOCIETAL DISDAIN: A CASE FOR A PROHIBITION OF MEDICALLY UNNECESSARY, COSMETIC GENITAL NORMALIZATION SURGERIES ON INFANTS AND CHILDREN

00 Vol. 32 – #1

2019

Complex Families and Evolving Legal Needs

This issue of the Journal is devoted to complex families and evolving legal needs. It features articles that focus on aging families, immigrant families and affluent ones. It covers timely topics such as the opioid epidemic and the new Uniform Parentage Act. Changes in the legal system are also addressed in articles suggesting alternative uses of experts in family law cases and challenges presented by self-represented litigants. Issues related to child custody such as parental alienation syndrome and challenges posed by parents with addiction issues are also discussed.

01 Vol. 31 – #2

2019

Ethics, Malpractice and Professional Liability in Family Law Cases

02 Vol. 31 – #1

2018

Assisted Reproduction and Adoption

04 Vol. 30 – #1

2017

International Family Law

08 Vol. 28 – #1

2015

09 Vol. 27 – #2

2015

Ethics

UNETHICAL ACCUSATIONS

Comment, UNETHICAL ACCUSATIONS: MAINTAINING ETHICAL INTEGRITY IN THE PROFESSION THROUGH THE PROPER USE OF MANDATORY REPORTING RULES

12 Vol 26 – #1

2013

Multiculturalism Issues In Family Law

13 Vol 25 – #2

2013

Children's Interests

14 Vol 25 – #1

2012

Property

18 Vol 23 – #1

2010

Electronic Evidence

Vol. 21 – #2

2008

Family Law in the Twenty-First Century - Part II

Vol. 21 – #1

2008

Family Law in the Twenty-First Century - Part I

In this issue devoted to Family Law in the Twenty-First Century, we will examine some of the changes that have already occurred and attempt to predict what we might see in the future. Our topics range from the definition of marriage to changing notions of parentage to new ways of practicing law.

26 Vol 19 – #1

2004

Torts & Crimes

27 Vol 18 – #2

2003

Unique Property Issues

31 Vol 16 – #2

2000

33 Vol 15 – #2

1998

Valuation

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