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

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12 do's in IRS audits | Consumer - Asian Journal
Asianjournal.comApril 1, 2017

1. Bring the right attitude with you. It could spell the difference between winning and losing. 2. Be on time. Some auditors get irritated with taxpayers who come in ...more »

Do government employees have a right to religious liberty?
Learn Liberty (blog)April 1, 2017

What should happen if a government employee is asked to do something that violates her religious convictions? One possibility is to fire the employee if she won't do the required task. No one has a right to work for the state, so if an employee can't ...more »

Family Law News and Stories

Florida Supreme Court establishes a separate set of rules and procedures for family court
Florida RecordApril 4, 2017

Dr. Gregory Firestone, a Florida Supreme Court-certified mediator and president of My Florida Mediator who was cited in the ruling, told the Florida Record the family law rules committee appeared to be deliberate in drafting their proposed changes to ...more »

Individual Educational Plans
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Parents are concerned after racial incident involving Easthampton student
wwlp.comApril 6, 2017

Under the Family Educational Law and Privacy Act (FERPA) and state law, administrators and staff in public school districts are prohibited from releasing certain student information. These laws were put into place to protect all students and their ...more »

Divorce & Separation
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Ex-Prince divorce attorney claims estate owes him thousands in legal bills
KMSP-TVApril 8, 2017

CHASKA, Minn. (KMSP) - The battle over Prince's money continues in Carver County Court. On Friday, a former attorney claimed there are unpaid bills from Prince's divorce. The trust representing Prince's estate has already denied the claim as being far ...more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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Legislators seek overhaul of surrogacy laws
Laredo Morning TimesApril 26, 2017

Juan and Heather Cruz battled infertility for seven years. ... Brad Hoylman, D-Manhattan, and his husband, David Sigal — with few options other than to seek a surrogate in another state where the law is more open or, at the very least, is silent on ...more »

Mortuary Law
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Kenya: You've Never Had It So Good Nairobi, Declares Kidero
AllAfrica.comApril 7, 2017

He also passed a law replacing 14-seater matatus with 51-seater ones to reduce congestion "caused by public transport by two-thirds". The law was shot down ... He also added a 110-capacity mortuary to complement the City Mortuary. In a bid to create ...more »

Domestic Violence
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Police gives domestic violence cell phones for 911 calls
KOB 4April 4, 2017

But in the hands of a domestic violence victim, an old cell phone could mean the difference between life and death. “Domestic violence happens a lot. It happens in our community it happens in a lot of communities,” said Georgette Allen, a spokesperson ...more »

Name Changes
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Transgender Denton boy gets new birth certificate | KAGSTV.com
KAGS NewsApril 7, 2017

"He's always going to be transgender, but having that piece of paper, my hope is that it's going to make it a little easier for him," said Amber Briggle, Max's mom.more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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Gay rights organizations hail court ruling as "game changer"
KXXV News Channel 25April 5, 2017

"This decision is game changer for lesbian and gay employees facing discrimination in the workplace and sends a clear message to employers: it is against the law to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation," said Greg Nevins, of Lambda Legal ...more »

State Child Protection
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Protecting our children: Where do we stand?
Sunbury Daily ItemApril 8, 2017

In Mercer County, before the new child abuse laws took effect, social workers investigated between 184 and 230 cases of alleged abuse between 2010-14, said CYS Administrator Kathryn Gabriel. In 2015, the number of reported cases shot up to 471, and ...more »

Guardianship
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Gov. Signs Payday Loan Reform Bill, Supreme Court To Review State Guardianship System
KUNMApril 7, 2017

New Mexico has a new law that ensures children are served school meals even if their parents do not pay on time. The law signed by Gov. Susana Martinez on Thursday was designed to ensure that students whose parents owe money at the cafeteria are still ...more »

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