Family Law News. Crime Stories, Law on News and Legal Publications in April, 2017

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Washington County stake in threatened federal grants: Under $1 million
Pamplin Media GroupApril 1, 2017

Washington County could lose as much as $900,000 from the sheriff's budget if federal officials carry out a threat to withhold money from police agencies that do not aid federal immigration enforcement. The total is overstated because it includes money ...more »

Widow of man killed on MetroLink files wrongful death suit | KSDK.com
KSDKApril 1, 2017

ST. LOUIS - A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed in a shooting that killed an innocent bystander at a downtown MetroLink station.more »

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Family law
Business RecordApril 7, 2017

Same with tax law. Both have been a benefit. He was handed a family law case on his first job out of law school — he got the case because the other lawyers in the firm didn't want to be troubled with it. “I was the new guy, so I became the family law ...more »

Guardianship
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Court orders review of guardianship system - The Santa Fe New ...
Santa Fe New MexicanApril 8, 2017

The New Mexico Supreme Court has created a 16-member commission to study the state's guardianship system and recommend improvements.more »

Divorce & Separation
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Outdated UK divorce law causing destructive breakups: study
Outlook IndiaApril 9, 2017

London, Apr 9 Outdated divorce law is causing needlessly painful and destructive breakups and exacerbating conflict between couples in the UK, according to the first major study of divorce law in 30 years. Spouses feel they have no alternative but to ...more »

Individual Educational Plans
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Worrying revival of imperial rescript as educational tool
Chinadaily USAApril 11, 2017

In 1947 Japan wrote a new pacifist Constitution and promulgated the Fundamental Law on Education, which Japan Times has hailed as "constitution of education" based on the postwar determination of the country not to repeat the mistake of recreating the ...more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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Hawaii LGBT couples seek equal access to fertility treatment
CNSNews.comApril 9, 2017

HONOLULU (AP) — Sean Smith and his husband paid more than $20000 for a fertility procedure when they decided to have a child using a surrogate mother.more »

Domestic Partnerships
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Lynchburg averages 46 strangulation cases each year, act can be precursor to homicide
Lynchburg News and AdvanceApril 4, 2017

But McGeoch said she hopes the problem gets a higher profile in the fight against domestic violence. “I don't know that our allied community partners put as much weight into it as they should [in] understanding that trauma and how it affects a person's ...more »

Mortuary Law
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Mourners gather to say farewell to two girls slain in March
Fayetteville ObserverApril 3, 2017

Candice Freeman walks past the casket holding her daughter, Serenity, at a funeral service for the 2-year-old and her younger sister, 4-day-old Genesis, Sunday at Wiseman Mortuary Chapel. The childrens' father, Freeman Tillman, is accused of killing ...more »

Domestic Violence
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Bank where shooter killed 2 donates to domestic violence legal program
WBAYApril 5, 2017

(WBAY) - Marathon Savings Bank, which saw two of its employees shot and killed last month, is making a $20,000 donation to a program that gives legal assistance to victims of domestic violence. The bank's donation to The Women's Community Inc. is being ...more »

Name Changes
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After transgender victims are misidentified in local police reports, focus shifts to federal reporting standards
Daily PressApril 4, 2017

The Whitman-Walker Health Legal Services Program recommends changing name and gender with the Social Security Administration because many other government agencies refer to a social security card to verify gender. In a 40-page manual, it outlines ...more »

Foster Care
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Mississippi LGBT Law Being Argued in Federal Appeals Court
U.S. News & World ReportApril 3, 2017

The law started as House Bill 1523 . It would have allowed clerks to cite religious objections to recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, and would have protected merchants who refuse services to LGBT people. It could have ...more »

Paternity Suits
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Toddler left paralyzed after beating, state sued on her behalf
The News TribuneApril 12, 2017

DSHS believed the Texas man was the child's father, but never verified that, despite a Pierce County Juvenile Court ordering paternity testing, because he wasn't on the birth certificate. A Texas social worker reported the domestic violence incident ...more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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Federal appeals court: Civil Rights Act protects lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees from workplace bias
ABC NewsApril 4, 2017

Federal appeals court: Civil Rights Act protects lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees from workplace bias. By The Associated Press. CHICAGO — Apr 4, 2017, 6:41 PM ET. 0 Shares. Email. Star. 0 Shares. Email. Federal appeals court: Civil ...more »

State Child Protection
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Martha Roby: Progress on combating child exploitation
Alabama TodayApril 7, 2017

Though unintentional, these loopholes are harmful and unacceptable, which is why I introduced legislation to fix these technical flaws and better equip law enforcement to protect children and punish abusers. My bill, the Global Child Protection Act ...more »

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