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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 »

TEXT: S&P Assigns Bellisio Foods Inc. 'B' Issue-Level Ratings
ReutersMarch 1, 2012

We are withdrawing the ratings on the company's prior senior secured credit facilities, as well as our preliminary 'B' corporate credit rating on Bellisio Parent LLC, Bellisio Foods Inc.'s new parent company, following our review of the final legal...more »

Family Law News and Stories

Same-sex marriage: a big win for Maryland families
Baltimore SunMarch 1, 2012

Martin O'Malley will make all Maryland families stronger by signing into law the Civil Marriage Protection Act. All children, no matter who their parents are, must be protected under the same set of laws. This is family values at its finest.more »

Guardianship
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Local attorney jailed again in guardianship case
Jackson Clarion LedgerMarch 20, 2012

Thomas has found that Brown misappropriated at least $1.2 million in a guardianship case involving the grandson of the late civil rights leader Aaron Henry. Of that amount, Thomas said Brown appears to have embezzled at least $240000.more »

Divorce & Separation
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'Alimony 2.0' finally arrives
Boston Business Journal (blog)March 2, 2012

The new law is as detailed as the previous legislation was thin; the old law was literally one paragraph long. The reformed law has already become the de facto standard for divorce lawyers. While the alimony reform law officially went into effect this ...more »

Individual Educational Plans
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Online colleges win reprieve in federal law backpedaling
ZDNet (blog)March 2, 2012

By Charlie Osborne | March 2, 2012, 3:35am PST A controversial federal regulation that threatened to change the face of online qualifications and learning has been struck down in the US House of Representatives. On Feb. 29, HR 2117, also known as the ...more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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Man assaults father-in-law over mubobobo
Zim DiasporaMarch 9, 2012

By Rev GC Smith By rowdy t By mark rupere A Mvuma man who for many years has been failing to bear children with his wife recently went berserk and assaulted his father-in-law with a sharp instrument as he suspected him of causing his wife's infertility...more »

Domestic Partnerships
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Allegheny County approves domestic partner benefits
SouthFloridaGayNews.comMarch 6, 2012

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (http://bit.ly/Az58oE ) says Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald has signed an executive order allowing county workers to enroll an eligible same-sex domestic partner in benefits beginning Monday for coverage ...more »

Mortuary Law
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Margaret Morton remembered as 'grand lady'
Ct PostMarch 12, 2012

Morton and her family opened and run Morton' Mortuary in Bridgeport, Conn. Photo: BK Angeletti / Connecticut Post | Buy This Photo BRIDGEPORT -- The image Ralph Ford can't erase from his head when he heard Saturday of the passing of Margaret E. Morton, ...more »

Domestic Violence
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GOP opposes Violence Against Women Act
Fourth Estate NewspaperMarch 3, 2012

Charles Grassley, R- Iowa, is one of the Republicans leading the opposition against the Violence Against Women Act. Even in politics, there are some issues that even the oldest rivals can agree upon. In the US., protecting women from domestic violence...more »

Name Changes
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House committee OK's substance abuse bill with changes
State JournalMarch 6, 2012

The Health and Human Resources Committee changes include: requiring advertisements for pain clinics to include the name of a physician who also is the owner of the clinic; dropping the limits of pseudoephedrine allowed by law to 3.6 grams per month and ...more »

Foster Care
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Letter: Shame on Union-Eagle for story
Princeton Union EagleMarch 8, 2012

She said to take a percentage from each paycheck and put it in an account for legal fees as every foster parent will in their career face malicious allegations. She stated that unlike professions with malpractice insurance or union representations, ...more »

Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
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How might you be affected by changes to Alberta's succession laws?
Lexology (registration)March 5, 2012

Luckily there are ways around these issues with the use of spousal trusts, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, mutual wills and the insertion of clauses which provide for the disinheritance of those who bring an application against the estate.more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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Gay Marine kiss: Photo called both a beginning and 'closure'
Los Angeles TimesMarch 2, 2012

It was later posted on the "Gay Marines" Facebook page; from there, the photo went viral. "It's a homecoming picture -- gay, straight, lesbian, no matter who you are, love is love," Morgan told Hawaii TV station KHON. "We haven't fought for more rights...more »

State Child Protection
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Cyber sex fiends targeted
Brisbane TimesMarch 3, 2012

After a wide-ranging review of Victoria's child protection system, the government is expected to draft tougher laws targeting predators using social networking sites such as Facebook to solicit children. Online child ''grooming'' generally involves ...more »

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