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Trump's Treasury nominee accused of using illegal foreclosure methods in Northeast Ohio
newsnet5.comFebruary 1, 2017

This is a crime" said Behrens. It's that executives signature that appears on several Cleveland foreclosure documents, including the woman in our story. "There were a lot of good people who were given unnecessary black eyes" the woman said. But during ...more »

Movers & Shakers: Juliet Harvey joins family law team at Birketts
East Anglian Daily TimesFebruary 1, 2017

Oliver Gravell, partner and head of the family law team, said: “I'm delighted to welcome Juliet to the team. She is a fantastic addition to our team. I am delighted also to confirm that Sarina Bailey has qualified into the family law team, after ...more »

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Wyatt v Vince – Vindicating post-separation contributions
Family LawFebruary 6, 2017

The decision of the Supreme Court clarifies the law on strike-out in family proceedings and provides clear guidance to lower courts on the efficient case management of financial remedy proceedings. Wyatt also explains why post separation contributions ...more »

Individual Educational Plans
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A Conversation with Professor Stephen Presser on “Law Professors: Three Centuries of Shaping American Law”
Northwestern University NewsCenterFebruary 6, 2017

... William Blackstone and an examination how the English common law set the groundwork for American law, Presser profiles an individual legal scholar (or small group) in each chapter, moving through the years and schools of thought in legal education.more »

Divorce & Separation
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First state adopts divorce law regarding pets - will NJ follow ...
Lexology (registration)February 6, 2017

I recently read an interesting article in The Huffington Post about changes to Alaska's divorce laws, requiring judges to consider a pet's well-being…more »

Mortuary Law
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Iddings: Like Trump's Cabinet picks
Roanoke TimesFebruary 5, 2017

Memorial services were held Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines and 2 p.m. Sunday, February 5, 2017 at Flora Funeral Home of Rocky Mount. ... Arrangements by Stanfield Mortuary Service in Rocky Mount. ... Surviving are ...more »

Name Changes
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What Does Privacy Have to Do With It?
American SpectatorFebruary 6, 2017

In one of her recent columns, the New York Times' long-time U.S. Supreme Court reporter Linda Greenhouse, who in her career has never tacked right of the 12th of Never, dilated on the subject of what is meant by “the legal mainstream.” The question is ...more »

Domestic Partnerships
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California EDD Launches New Public Education Campaign to Promote Paid Family Leave
Sierra Sun TimesFebruary 12, 2017

... partial pay to employees who take time off from work to care for a seriously ill family member (child, parent, parent-in-law, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, spouse or registered domestic partner) or to bond with newborn, newly-fostered or ...more »

Paternity Suits
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'Who's the daddy?' billboard ads for paternity testing stirs controversy
WSETFebruary 15, 2017

"The city will not be foreclosed on, the only two buildings that we initially pledged, there's issues about both of those, and that will be dealt with in this suit," added Kearney. "But the city will continue to function, the city's moving forward ...more »

Domestic Violence
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'I stabbed him with a fork and reversed over him in my car': The secret Facebook page where women brag about ...
Daily MailFebruary 3, 2017

This is the secret Facebook group where women brag about the various ways they have physically abused their partners. Graphic screenshots from the Bad Girls Advice Facebook page emerged on Thursday when a domestic violence support group publicly ...more »

Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
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Fraser Brown expands family law team
East Midlands Business Link (press release)February 22, 2017

Others areas of expertise include cohabitant disputes, family matters, children's matters and child arrangement orders, parental responsibility, removal from jurisdiction, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial cohabitation agreements and change of name deeds.more »

Foster Care
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The Cost Of The President's Executive Order
Above the LawFebruary 6, 2017

Now let's assume some of these abandoned U.S. children have to be taken into the foster care system, housed and fed. ... She keeps sane by balancing her law practice with a family of three children, playing in a BossaNova band, and dancing flamenco.more »

State Child Protection
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MAKING CENTS: Disinheriting your child's spouse
Dover PostFebruary 7, 2017

Furthermore, asset protection when it comes to leaving assets can protect beyond divorce, such as a major lawsuit against your child in-law or a major illness that may require substantial amounts of money. You shouldn't feel bad disinheriting your ...more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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The State of LGBT Rights in Trump's America | The Mary Sue
The Mary SueFebruary 3, 2017

Today, we're here to talk about another area of civil rights where people are particularly on alert: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender rights.more »


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