Family Law News Issue 1, 2014, Volume 36, No. 1
- Case and Legislation Highlights: the Year in Review
- Continuing the Conversation...
- Davis, Fonstein, Epstein & Irc §1041—a History of "Immediate and Specific"
- Family Law Section Executive Committee
- In this Issue:
- Individual Retirement Accounts—Where Do Ira's Fit in the Judgment Protocol under Family Code §2337?
- Message from the Chair
- Question Posed to Authors Bill Eddy and Judge Román Regarding Budget Issues in our Family Courts
- Sb 274: the Law and Multi-Parent Families
- Standing Chairs and Designated Recipients of Legislation
- Understanding Van Camp and Pereira: Apportionment of Separate versus Community Property
- Message from the Editor
Message from the Editor
Naghmeh Bashar, Executive Editor
The American Genetic Code: Culture of Collaboration
Being involved with volunteer positions simultaneously in the United States and China, the differences I experience in the attitude and generosity of their respective citizens are as different as night and day.
Serving as the President of my son’s international school PTA in China has proven to be much more challenging than I first imagined. At first, I patted myself on the back when I learned I was appointed to be the President after only being here for two months. Later, I learned I most likely had "dumb" written across my forehead! There were no records of what, if anything, the past Presidents had accomplished. I was subsequently told there was zero RMB (Chinese currency) in the PTA account. In attempting many volunteer and fundraising opportunities, I was repeatedly told, "you can’t do these things in China." Even the Europeans and the Americans who have been here awhile attempted to discourage me from taking on many of the fundraising ideas I suggested.