Yesterday, Kluger Kaplan associate, Lindsay Haber, was installed as a Director of Miami-Dade FAWL. The event took place at the Intercontinental Hotel, where Chief Judge Soto swore in Lindsay and the rest of the Miami-Dade FAWL 2013 – 2014 Officers and Directors. Kluger Kaplan sponsored a table at the event, surrounding Lindsay with support. Congratulations, Lindsay!
Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine has also been recognized as the top firm in the category of general commercial litigation by the publication. According to the report by Chambers USA, clients and colleagues describe Kluger Kaplan as a firm of “aggressive trial lawyers who get great results.”
We are honored to be selected by our peers for such a recognition.
On March 26 and 27, respectively, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a pair of cases touching on the hot-button issue of same-sex marriage. In Hollingsworth v. Perry (Perry II), the Court will decide the fate of Proposition 8, which states that “[o]nly marriage between a man and a woman is valid and recognized in California.” In United States v. Windsor (Windsor II), the Court could have the chance to weigh in on the validity of Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act of 1996 (“DOMA”), which similarly states that “the word ‘marriage’ means only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife, and the word ‘spouse’ refers only to a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife.”
I represent many Orthodox Jews in my practice. Under Jewish law, in order to obtain a divorce, the husband must give his wife a “Get,” a divorce document, which effectuates the divorce.
Recently, I have seen husbands giving their wives the Get early in the divorce proceedings, allowing both couples to date and even marry under Jewish law, even before the civil proceedings are concluded. While this may be beneficial to both parties, I worry that the practical ramifications of this as it relates to the new spouse have not been fully vetted and such a practice poses some concerns under secular laws.