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Bar Bulletin

‘Game of Thrones’ — Examined under the Updated Uniform Parentage Act

June 2019 Bar Bulletin

By Susan Carroll

The eight-year saga of “Game of Thrones” on HBO came to an end on May 19, i.e., after the deadline for this article, thus, this article does not include information from the final two episodes. And, fair warning … there are spoilers herein.

Family law is generally a very state-specific area of law. As there seem to be no statutes in Westeros, legal precedent and decisions are seemingly based on the hearsay exceptions in ER 803(a): (11) Records of Religious Organizations; (12) Marriage, Baptismal, and Similar Certificates; and (13) Family Records.

These include, but are not limited to, the...

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