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College students provide free help filing income tax returns in Springfield
KSPRFebruary 1, 2012

Students at both Drury University and Missouri State University will offer free income tax preparation this winter and spring. Here is the information for both. Students will provide free tax preparation through an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ...more »

Gyms investigated for unfair contracts
The IndependentFebruary 1, 2012

'The magic of the cup' isn'ta term often used to describe Spain's premier domestic cup competition,... Fears about flooding are rising - but of more pressing concern is the ending of the government agree... They were 27 days into their journey when ...more »

Family Law News and Stories

Proposed leave rules would benefit military families
Battle Creek EnquirerFebruary 1, 2012

Since 1993, the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has allowed most employees to take unpaid leave to deal with certain medical or family emergencies without fear of losing their jobs or insurance benefits. The law provides for up to 12 weeks ...more »

Guardianship
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Questions and Answers on the Olympics , Women and Sports in Saudi Arabia
ABNA.irFebruary 20, 2012

The government does not allow women to drive, and it enforces a male guardianship system that treats women as minors in all aspects of life. In addition, there is strict gender segregation in public, including in the workplace. Male guardianship and ...more »

Divorce & Separation
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Divorce workshop for women
Marinscope Community NewspapersFebruary 1, 2012

A panel of experts will provide in-depth information on ways to best navigate the legal system and create a solid financial plan. The Feb. 6 workshop is “You, Your Money and Your Soon-to-Be Ex.” The Feb. 13 workshop is “You, Your Soon-to-Be Ex and the ...more »

Individual Educational Plans
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US Schools Have a Poverty Crisis, Not an Education Crisis
Huffington Post (blog)February 1, 2012

For the past three years, working with a statewide task force of experts and advocates in a variety of fields and a team of seven education economists, the Campaign for Educational Equity has examined the legal, economic, and policy issues associated ...more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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Fertility Specialist Prof Li, "My Job Is The Best In The World"
Chesterfield PostFebruary 1, 2012

Infertility problems touch thousands of couples nationally and there are many reasons why women seek help to conceive. However, it is something that many are unable to talk about except amongst their closest family and friends.more »

Domestic Partnerships
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The Beginning of the End of the Anti-Same-Sex-Marriage Movement
Justia VerdictFebruary 7, 2012

The following year, in 2007, the Washington State legislature adopted a domestic partnership law, granting same-sex couples the right to register for a formal status that came with some, but not all, of the rights and obligations of marriage.more »

Mortuary Law
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Holladay resident asks city if deceased mother-in-law can be buried in backyard
Fox 13 Now - Salt Lake CityFebruary 3, 2012

asks city manager Randy Fitts. Fitts says in the end it just did not seem like a good idea to allow decomposing loved ones buried in residential yards. So they wrote a law against it. It is a decision the Holbrook Mortuary backs whole heartedly.more »

Domestic Violence
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Workshop for RMC staff to curb domestic violence
Times of IndiaFebruary 1, 2012

RANCHI: In an attempt to reduce cases of domestic violence with help of elected representatives, Women Helpline and Child Line in association with Unicef organized an orientation workshop for ward councillors of Ranchi Municipal Corporation (RMC).more »

Name Changes
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Pro-marijuana group draws ire for name, POW logo use
USA TODAYFebruary 1, 2012

"That is all we can legally do, calling upon them to do what is right and responsible." Solo said Veterans For Weed concentrates on trying to change laws that put marijuana users in jail. Use of the VFW name and the altered POW/MIA logo are a way of ...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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Do You Need a Prenup?
AARP NewsFebruary 17, 2012

Nothing I had ever written about prenuptial agreements — and I've written plenty — prepared me for doing my own. I knew the rules; top lawyers had taught me, in interviews. But to understand the emotions, you gotta be there yourself.more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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Gay marriage hurts religion, writes a reader
The Jersey Journal - NJ.comFebruary 6, 2012

Catholic Charities in Massachusetts refused to place children with same-sex couples as required by law. Catholic Charities was accused of discrimination and pulled out of the adoption business in 2006. Yeshiva University's Albert Einstein College of ...more »

State Child Protection
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Child protection register welcomed, but questions linger about human rights
MaltaTodayFebruary 2, 2012

Law gives courts discretion to decide whether any convicted criminal may be entered on the register on the basis that he or she poses a potential (as opposed to actual) risk to children. The recent introduction of a register to protect children from ...more »

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