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Reforms coming to the state foster care system
kjrh.comMarch 1, 2012

"Litigation was hotly contested for years," said Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt. "The state defended the case pretty aggressively," said Marica Lowry, executive director of Children's Rights. It's all been over a federal suit that claims the ...more »

Ryan's Medicare Revolution
Wall Street JournalMarch 1, 2012

True, Mr. Obama's health-care law has created an Independent Payment Advisory Board with the task of limiting Medicare spending, now rising at 6% a year, to the economic growth rate plus a half percentage point. Not only does the board lack the tools ...more »

Family Law News and Stories

Meet law student and contraception advocate Sandra Fluke
Daily CallerMarch 3, 2012

During her time as a law student, according to her LinkedIn page, Fluke has engaged in a variety of internships and activities focused largely on women's rights. She has served as the development editor for the “Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law...more »

Individual Educational Plans
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La. Spotlight for Monday, March 5, 2012
The AdvocateMarch 5, 2012

Bobby Jindal's education chief, John White (who came highly recommended by Obama's education secretary), is pushing a plan that includes having all public high-school students in the state take the ACT, a college admission test, with scores figuring ...more »

Divorce & Separation
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Halle Berry Fires Longtime Lawyer, Hires Divorce Heavyweight
The InquisitrMarch 1, 2012

According to sources close to Berry she believes that Hersh is too much of a gentleman to wage the type of legal war she wants, even though he has led her through two divorces, a custody battle and various other legal skirmishes.more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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HB 1546 is about religious freedom
Foster's Daily DemocratMarch 5, 2012

The Catholic understanding of the sacredness and eternal significance of the sexual union of husband and wife precludes the use of contraception—which divorces the unitive and procreative meanings of this act. Consider that in ancient Rome some of the ...more »

Mortuary Law
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Zeebrugge disaster 25 years on: Emotions still raw for family of two victims ...
Mirror.co.ukMarch 6, 2012

The tragedy sparked the toughening of corporate manslaughter laws, a redesign of roll-on-roll-off ferries and the introduction of safer operating practises for passenger vessels. But these have been hard-earned lessons for Evelyn and Judith, ...more »

Domestic Partnerships
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Why Does Support For Gay Marriage Continue To Rise?
Neon TommyMarch 1, 2012

Wade Young, 45, a West Hollywood resident who has been in a domestic partnership with Mike Rizzo, 52, since 2006, agreed. “I think that a lot of the opposition to marriage equality is actually doing more to push the issue further,” said Young.more »

Name Changes
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Economy, leadership change dominate China congress
The Herald | HeraldOnline.comMarch 4, 2012

Left unclear by Li is whether the bill still includes an amendment that would give police legal authority to disappear suspects in some cases; Li said the changes improve procedures for family notification. Chinese scholars and political commentators ...more »

Domestic Violence
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Schoenborn triple murder preventable, BC child watchdog says
CBC.caMarch 1, 2012

... for children and youth has released a scathing report into the deaths of Kaitlynne, Cordon and Max Schoenborn, saying the family "fell through the cracks" and the province needs to do more to protect children in homes with domestic violence.more »

Paternity Suits
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Ackerman served in US Capitol with wit, candor
Jerusalem PostMarch 24, 2012

Ackerman first entered the public eye in 1969 when the then-teacher sued the Board of Education for paternity leave -- the first father to do so. He then dabbled in newspapering for a while, and in 1979 ran for the New York state Senate.more »

Foster Care
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Family Solutions agency opening
Peoria Journal StarMarch 1, 2012

The faith-based agency's longtime policy of licensing only married couples or non-cohabitating singles for foster care came into conflict with state law when Illinois legalized civil unions last June. Supporters of civil unions contended Catholic ...more »

Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
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Divorce and the City No Longer a Bonus
Huffington Post UK (blog)March 27, 2012

Well, in general terms, English law assumes that when divvying up the marital pot, assets should be shared equally (this doesn't take into account post-nuptial agreements, which are binding, and pre-nuptial agreements, which are not but which are often ...more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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Support for gay marriage rises among California voters, poll finds
MinnPost.comMarch 1, 2012

By Warren Richey, Christian Science Monitor | 08:32 am Registered voters in California approve of same-sex marriage by the biggest margin in 35 years of tracking, with 59 percent favoring full marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples, according to a ...more »

State Child Protection
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Daniels will talk to child protection workers
WSBT-TVMarch 2, 2012

Mitch Daniels is addressing Indiana's child protection workers following a week of attacks from critics in the state Legislature. Daniels plans to talk to hundreds of state case workers Friday morning. His speech comes just hours after lawmakers ...more »

Guardianship
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Palm South Events
Sun-SentinelMarch 7, 2012

Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw will present the agency's specialty units, and Clerk and Comptroller Sharon Bock will discuss guardianship fraud. 9 am Wednesday at South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach.more »

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