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

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Williams brings law experience to Fish, Wildlife and Parks | Natural ...
Helena Independent RecordJanuary 22, 2017

MISSOULA -- Her new desk might be in Helena, but Martha Williams sees her new job as director of Montana's Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks more as a ...more »

PLW People in the News—Jan. 24, 2017—Thomas, Thomas & Hafer
The Legal IntelligencerJanuary 22, 2017

Jones concentrates his practice in the areas of medical malpractice, estate planning and administration, sports law and general liability defense. Stevens & Lee promoted Megan M. Christensen, Heather Eshelman McCusker and Jennifer L. Nevins to ...more »

Family Law News and Stories

Opinion: It's time to expose deficiencies in the family law system that constantly fails young victims
Courier MailFebruary 5, 2017

With the assistance of Griffith University, Bravehearts recently collated video testimonies from devastated parents, young people and whistleblowers, many of whom have risked a great deal to speak out about their experiences in the family law system.more »

Guardianship
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Guardianship last resort for father making bad decisions
Palm Beach PostFebruary 17, 2017

Joseph Karp, a member of the Florida and New York Bars, is a Nationally and Florida Bar Certified Elder Law Attorney and founder of The Karp Law Firm, located in Palm Beach and St. Lucie counties. The firm assists clients with wills, trusts, Medicaid ...more »

Divorce & Separation
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How To Be A Hero To Your Children - When Divorce Is Your Enemy ...
Huffington PostFebruary 1, 2017

If you're not divorced, I bet you know someone who is. Today, divorce is as common as finding toilet paper on sale at the supermarket. It's not good. To clarify, I'm ...more »

Individual Educational Plans
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Governor Signs Higher Education Bill Into Law
5newsonline.comFebruary 9, 2017

ARKANSAS (KFSM) -- Governor Asa Hutchison signed the higher education productivity funding formula into law Wednesday (Feb. 8). This new law means that student success and program completion will be increased in the funding formula instead of being ...more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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A Child Without Parents, A Decision Without Logic, And More Reasons Not To Like Russia
Above the LawFebruary 8, 2017

After years of struggling with infertility and unsuccessful treatments, two people who sound like they are probably very beautiful—Paradiso and Campanelli—turned to a Russian fertility clinic to conceive a child. Paradiso testified ... Ellen Trachman ...more »

Domestic Partnerships
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The Victim's of Russia's Ultra-Conservatism Are the Russian People Themselves
PoliticalCritique.orgFebruary 2, 2017

Loosening laws against domestic violence gives the green light to both perpetrators and to authorities to further resist and violate international human rights norms, falsely framed as being in opposition to traditional Russian values. Unlike civil ...more »

Mortuary Law
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What Are the Housewives Really Worth? See the Fortunes of Bravo's Wealthiest Ladies
ParadeFebruary 6, 2017

But as the franchise has expanded into new cities, the net worths of the housewives have become even more impressive. Seems the rich keep getting richer. But which wife has the most well-funded life? ... Teresa's sister-in-law, Melissa Gorga, recently ...more »

Domestic Violence
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Domestic violence victim: I will never stop fighting for them
Medill Reports: ChicagoFebruary 2, 2017

The first thing a visitor to John Panko's Evanston home might notice are two drawings his daughter did for him when she was four years old. Although 10 years have passed since his daughter produced those drawings, Panko says he still remember every ...more »

Name Changes
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HIMEDIA GROUP : FOURTH-QUARTER 2016 TURNOVER
Yahoo FinanceFebruary 9, 2017

Paris, 9 February 2017, 5:40 p.m. - Digital marketing specialist HiMedia Group (ISIN code: FR0012821890 - HIM, HIM.FR), which will propose changing its legal name to AdUX in line with its trade name at the next Shareholders` Meeting, has published its ...more »

Foster Care
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Young LGBTQ Nevadans ask lawmakers for change in foster care
KRNV My News 4February 21, 2017

She says Heller has declined an invitation to attend a gathering scheduled for Wednesday in Reno to hear concerns over Republican plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Heller's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Republicans ...more »

Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
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Handling an Inheritance During a Divorce in Pennsylvania
Lawyers.com Blog (blog)January 31, 2017

A prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, detailing the exact distribution method of any jointly owned assets, can supersede general Pennsylvania divorce law. Working with a leading Pennsylvania divorce lawyer to draft a prenuptial or postnuptial ...more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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Trump maintains Obama's executive order to protect gay rights but angers more people
The Global DispatchFebruary 1, 2017

The White House said on Monday that President Trump would leave in place a 2014 Obama administration order that created new workplace protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. In a White House statement, the president was proud ...more »

State Child Protection
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NH Lawmakers to Address Election Laws to Staffing Shortages at DCYF
New Hampshire Public RadioFebruary 6, 2017

New Hampshire lawmakers face a stack of bills this week ranging election law, drug policy and child protection policies. There are nearly a dozen bills on the Legislature's agenda this week aimed at re-writing the state's voting laws: one requires a 13 ...more »

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