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SC Treasurer Sounds Alarm About State Investments
News Channel 7February 1, 2012

He says the legislature doesn't need to pass any new laws regarding the state's investments; the current laws just need to be enforced. So who enforces those laws? "In some cases it's the treasurer; some cases the Budget and Control Board; ...more »

Man charged with homicide in death of baby sitter
Bloomington PantagraphFebruary 1, 2012

Prosecutors charged a Utah man Tuesday with child abuse homicide in the overdose death of his teenage baby sitter whose body was found in a shallow grave more than a month after she was reported missing. Suspect Eric Millerberg also faces charges of ...more »

Family Law News and Stories

Enforcement of child maintenance orders
The StarFebruary 1, 2012

He is a senior partner in the firm of Chigiti and Chigiti Advocates in Nairobi whose key area of practice is Human rights and public interest litigation and family law. He was admitted to the list of Counsel at the International Criminal Court-ICC in ...more »

Guardianship
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Review: 'The Guardian Duke' by Jamie Carie
USA TODAYFebruary 4, 2012

Her new series takes readers to Regency England, following the adventures of a possibly orphaned young noblewoman and the wealthy but mysteriously disabled Duke who has been assigned her guardianship by the king. Here's the sitch: Well over a year ago, ...more »

Divorce & Separation
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Choose Your Divorce Lawyer Carefully
DigitalJournal.com (press release)February 4, 2012

Not only is it important that you choose an attorney who is skilled in divorce law to handle your case, it is also important that you recognize different approaches to representation. The two most common approaches to divorce practice are: (1) make ...more »

Individual Educational Plans
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River Vale Board of Education moves election date to November
NorthJersey.comFebruary 8, 2012

BY KIMBERLY REDMOND The River Vale Board of Education has opted to move its annual elections from April to November. Earlier this month, Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation into law which grants local school districts the option of switching the ...more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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Romney says Obama infringing upon religious rights
CNN (blog)February 7, 2012

This law (and pretty much any law where a religious group gets up in arms) does nothing to affect the individual expression and practice of religion, it merely establishes a consisten level of garaunteed access to medical needs to all US Citizens.more »

Domestic Partnerships
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Why New Jersey Governor Christie Should Read the Proposition 8 Ruling
Huffington Post (blog)February 13, 2012

Same-sex couples who register their relationships with the government, as either "civil unions" in New Jersey or "domestic partnerships" in California, are in theory entitled to all of the rights and benefits afforded to married couples under state law...more »

Mortuary Law
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9th Circuit Court of Appeals rules Prop 8 unconstitutional, appeal likely
Village News NetworkFebruary 8, 2012

8 have continued to fail to demonstrate any legally compelling reason or basis in fact to deny marriage equality to same-sex couples in Advertisement [ Berry-Bell and Hall Mortuary ] California," Jacobs said. "Those who supported Proposition 8 have ...more »

Domestic Violence
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Vigil for Cayce Vice calls attention to domestic violence
The Augusta ChronicleFebruary 3, 2012

Don Prosser, the pastor of Providence Baptist Church, urged those gathered to be proactive in helping victims of domestic violence. Vice was found shot in her bed Saturday. The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has obtained warrants for murder and ...more »

Name Changes
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ADES'S NOTICE OF INITIAL/PUBLICATION HEARING ON DEPENDENCY PETITION No. JD ...
White Mountain IndependentFebruary 10, 2012

You are advised that your failure to personally appear in court at the initial hearing, pretrial conference, status conference or dependency adjudication, without good cause shown, may result in a finding that you have waived your legal rights and have ...more »

Foster Care
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Foster mom made all the difference for a scared girl who hopes to help others
Winnipeg Free PressFebruary 19, 2012

Jessica Reid went from foster care to drug addiction to having her son cared for by others before finding a happy ending that she traces back to one loving soul. Her name was Joan and she was a respite worker who took Reid into her home in Gimli, Man., ...more »

Paternity Suits
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What Would Wilt Chamberlin Do?
The Husky HaulFebruary 29, 2012

And not a single pregnancy or paternity suit? How likely is that? No doubt the Dipper did often (it's a pun) but, as is evident throughout the book, the most dominating basketball player of all time could still be unnecessarily prone to hyperbole.more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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NJ Marriage Equality Opponents, Others Champion Ex-Gay Therapy Despite APA ...
Metro WeeklyFebruary 7, 2012

2 New Jersey Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on the state marriage equality bill, Greg Quinlan president of Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX, pictured right) testified against the bill by saying that homosexuals, with therapy, ...more »

State Child Protection
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Sentencing under way in Upper Dublin child abuse case
Montgomery NewspapersFebruary 1, 2012

Theresa M. McNulty, 53, of the 600 block of Loch Alsh Avenue, who previously pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of endangering the welfare of a child and simple assault in connection with incidents that occurred between April 2008 and November 2009 ...more »

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