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Judge says Occupy DC demonstrators must get notice before any eviction; feds ...
Washington PostFebruary 1, 2012

Mayor Vincent Gray and DC health officials have expressed concern about a rat infestation at McPherson Square and other sanitation problems, with the mayor suggesting that the demonstrators relocate to Freedom Plaza, another federal space that's been ...more »

'Business Connection' features Title Boxing Club
Chicago Sun-TimesFebruary 1, 2012

The Naperville location is one of 19 franchises across the country. TITLE Boxing Club specializes in boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts. Pete Gilfillan came on set to promote his business FranChoice. Want to start your own franchise but don't ...more »

Family Law News and Stories

Family wants change to custody law after child's death
Salt Lake TribuneFebruary 1, 2012

“This law is our effort to help other children who may be in the same situation,” Julie Anderson said. “Custody should be awarded not on the antiquated notion that the mother is the best caretaker.” HB888, sponsored by Rep. Ryan Wilcox, R-Ogden, ...more »

Guardianship
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Hezbollah beholden to Iran: Future MP
The Daily StarFebruary 9, 2012

Wilayet al-Faqih, or "Guardianship of the Jurist," is the theocratic political system upon which the Islamic Republic of Iran is founded. The philosophy behind the concept of Wilayet al-Faqih was formulated by Iranian Shiite cleric Ayatollah Ruhollah ...more »

Divorce & Separation
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Surviving the Divorce Process
South SourceFebruary 3, 2012

Divorce is the legal break-up of a marriage. A major life change, it impacts finances, living arrangements, and schedules. Children especially can be deeply affected by divorce. “The most important decision in a marriage with children born of that ...more »

Individual Educational Plans
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Children's legal right to see both parents after divorce criticised by family ...
Telegraph.co.ukFebruary 3, 2012

Government plans to give new legal right for children to see both parents after a divorce criticised by the family justice tsar David Norgrove. By Christopher Hope, Senior Political Correspondent The Daily Telegraph disclosed today that children are ...more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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China's surrogate mothers see business boom in year of the dragon
Yahoo! Lifestyle UKFebruary 8, 2012

Besides, she has her own biological seven-year-old to care for – and she's busy searching for another infertile couple seeking a womb. Gao is one of China's surrogate mothers working underground for vast sums of money to deliver children to wannabe ...more »

Domestic Partnerships
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WA Senate approves bill to legalize gay marriage
Albany Times UnionFebruary 2, 2012

"Those of us who support this legislation are not, and we should not be accused of, undermining family life or religious freedom," said Murray, a gay lawmaker from Seattle who has spearheaded past gay rights and domestic partnership laws in the state.more »

Mortuary Law
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Naomi Lillian Evans Diamond
Daily HeraldFebruary 10, 2012

Arrangements entrusted to Wheeler Mortuary. Need help? Have a general obit question? Call The Daily Herald obits department at 801-344-2533 or email us at dhobitphoto@heraldextra.com. Emma June Watts Wilkins, 93, of Springville, Utah passed away ...more »

Domestic Violence
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LePage introduces anti-domestic violence video ad
Press HeraldFebruary 3, 2012

Paul LePage helped unveil a new advertising campaign today to reduce domestic violence. A newly produced video ad to be broadcast as a public service announcement features photos of murdered women and children and LePage standing with a group of men ...more »

Name Changes
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Free speech rights, anti-bullying fight collide
The TennesseanFebruary 6, 2012

Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, based in New York, is concerned that putting a First Amendment exemption into Tennessee's anti-bullying law could make schools less safe for gay and lesbian students. “I don't think there is a legitimate ...more »

Foster Care
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As I See It: Fostering trust
Valley CourierFebruary 1, 2012

Children enter the foster care system in a number of ways. The death of a child's parents/caregivers, the child's parents/caregivers going to jail, or if the child is abused by the parents/caregivers, all of these scenarios could send a child into the ...more »

Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
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Why Almost Everyone Needs a Prenup
U.S. News & World Report (blog)February 8, 2012

Asking for a prenup—a legal agreement that specifies how couples will divide assets if they divorce—doesn't exactly sound like a romantic gesture. After all, couples marry for love, not money, so who needs to work out the nitty-gritty financial ...more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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"Mama, if it doesn't pass, will we still be able to be a family?"
CNN (blog)February 1, 2012

... (though not legal) vows in front of our God, our family and our friends. On that day, we danced in celebration with our community and we danced in celebration with our God. We chose to start a family. We lived through the heartache of infertility, ...more »

State Child Protection
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Push for new strip search laws
Tasmania MercuryFebruary 1, 2012

"This could happen to any child, your child, and any child should be protected," Ms Ashford said. She also asked if child protection authorities had been notified of the 12-year-old girl who was strip searched at a Rokeby home last week.more »

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