I'm not sure if this is more of a lounge topic or a business topic. So I'm posting it in lounge just in case. John Goodman,a wealthy florida man, has adopted his 42 year old girlfriend before an upcoming civil suit by the family of the victim of a deadly car cash in which John Goodman was the fault of. By adopting his girlfriend she is entitled to 1/3 of his assets which he put in a trust,along with his 2 real children. Because of the assets being in a trust which the children will then inherent,a court cannot give the money to the victims should they win the court case. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/01/man-adopts-girlfriend-_n_1247607.html Back in the times of the Roman,it was common for men to adopt a man(sometimes a woman,but rarely),even if he was older to protect his estate as well as forming alliances. This seems like a perfect statergy to protect yourself from court cases,but the problem is that in many states it would still be incest even if you adopted someone that was an adult. Although some people will argue that it is not legal would he did,but the law allowed him to get one,so it should still stand even in an appeals court.