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

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U.S. Supreme Court Rules That New York General Business Law § 518 Regulates Free Speech Provided for in the ...
JD Supra (press release)April 1, 2017

Schneiderman, Attorney General of New York, et al., the United States Supreme Court held that New York General Business Law (“GBL”) § 518, which prohibits the ability of a merchant to impose a surcharge on a credit card user in lieu of payment of cash, ...more »

Macedonia Police baffled by federal law hindering their purse snatching case
newsnet5.comApril 1, 2017

MACEDONIA, Ohio - Macedonia Police are currently investigating a simple purse snatching case. However, they said federal privacy laws are hindering their investigation. According to Macedonia Police, a clause in the federal law prevents them from ...more »

Family Law News and Stories

Family Solicitor or CILEX wanted – Swindon
Family Law WeekApril 6, 2017

If you are a Family Solicitor or CILEX with at least 3 years PQE, this is a great opportunity to head up a new family law practice coming to Swindon. The parent company is one of the UK's largest online divorce services and is now seeking to take ...more »

Individual Educational Plans
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Maine Bill Would Give Parents Money for Home Schooling, Tuition
Diverse: Issues in Higher EducationApril 11, 2017

The law would require periodic review of such programs to make sure they're providing educational services. Leftover money could be used for higher education costs. The bill's co-sponsors include Republican Senate President Michael Thibodeau. This year ...more »

Divorce & Separation
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The 1960s Divorce Laws Seen In 'Call The Midwife' Reflect A Very Real Problem That, Unfortunately, Still Exists Today
BustleApril 3, 2017

The Call The Midwife Season 6 premiere addresses domestic violence in a time when divorce laws often blamed or endangered the victim. ... According to a 2010 study from the CDC, one in four women have experienced severe violence from a partner.more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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What Are We Really Putting On Our Skin?
LA Canyon NewsApril 12, 2017

Research has found that the toxic and carcinogenic compounds found in our personal care products could cause health issues, including infertility, reproductive problems, allergies, and congenital disabilities. More so, one in five personal care ...more »

Mortuary Law
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Bernard 'Bud' Wiser, Writer and Producer on 'One Day at a Time,' Dies at 87
Hollywood ReporterApril 17, 2017

Wiser died Sunday surrounded by his family at his home in Studio City, his daughter-in-law, Callie Wiser, told The Hollywood Reporter. Wiser began ... of Rochester. A funeral service will take place on Thursday at 1 p.m. at Holy Cross Mortuary in ...more »

Domestic Partnerships
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Thousands of domestic violence victims withdrawing from legal action after Government cuts, figures reveal
The IndependentApril 9, 2017

More than 160,000 victims of domestic violence in England withdrew their support for charges against their abusers in 2016, a number that rocketed by almost 40 per cent compared with the previous 12 months, exclusive figures reveal. The jump has ...more »

Name Changes
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Why Taser Changed Its Name And Offered Every Cop A Body Camera
Fast CompanyApril 6, 2017

Taser, the company known for its eponymous electric stun guns, announced on Wednesday it would change its name to Axon as part of its aggressive push to dominate the burgeoning market for body cameras—and the lucrative video and data services those ...more »

Domestic Violence
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2 arrested for domestic violence
Sentinel-TribuneApril 6, 2017

Rolston was arrested for domestic violence and taken to jail. Smith was later arrested for OVI/refusal, open container and no operator's license, and subsequently charged with aggravated menacing and domestic violence and taken to jail. He was found to ...more »

Paternity Suits
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Court clerks' annual report: criminal cases down, civil cases up
OcalaApril 9, 2017

About 48 percent of circuit civil cases dealt with property disputes. Negligence accounted for 20 percent, or 502 cases; contract disputes constituted 18 percent, or 455 cases; and other lawsuits, 341, made up the remaining 14 percent. “Other” could ...more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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Pleas for Help From Gay Men in Chechnya on Rise, Russian Group Says
NBCNews.comApril 12, 2017

Outright International, formerly the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, is asking the UN Secretary General to publicly condemn the anti-LGBTQ campaign in Chechnya, Sjodin said. She added that "it's important to have several ...more »

Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
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Can a prenup or postnup save you from a spouse's debt?
Bankrate.comApril 27, 2017

If your spouse has a tendency to rack up debt, you could one day be on the hook for it. But a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement can help protect you -- and your assets. Maybe your fiance is coming into the marriage with a lot of debt and bad spending ...more »

Guardianship
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Guardianship Fix Heads To Governor's Desk
WFSUApril 19, 2017

A slate of changes to Florida's guardianship law is heading to the governor's desk. The updates legislators want are meant to protect some of the state's most vulnerable residents, but critics worry they're missing the mark.more »

State Child Protection
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Child deaths despite New Hampshire efforts to detect neglect
Island PacketApril 24, 2017

Four days after Katlin Paquette gave birth to a baby girl, child protection workers were among her first visitors. They came to the hospital to investigate whether her daughter, Sadee Willott, had been born exposed to drugs, agency records show. Over ...more »

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