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

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Televangelist Who Said God Would Destroy LGBT Community Charged With Fraud, Tax Evasion
NewNowNextMay 1, 2017

A televangelist who claimed the gay community would suffer God's punishment is suffering the wrath of the Internal Revenue Service: The Texas offices of Pastor Benny Hinn were raided by IRS investigators on Wednesday, though Hinn himself was not ...more »

W. Kamau Bell brings humor, empathy for season 2 of CNN's 'United Shades of America' returning April 30
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)May 1, 2017

I caught up with him at the National Center for Civil & Human Rights before a screening of the first episode, debuting April 30 at 10 p.m., focused on immigration and refugees. The highlight: Bell attending an alt-right conference and having a sit down ...more »

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F v M and another [2017] EWHC 949 (Fam)
Family LawMay 3, 2017

Her appeal from an order enforcing that agreement was allowed and the case was remitted for consideration of the interplay between the family law and immigration issues given that the mother and child had now been granted asylum. Hayden J held that the ...more »

Individual Educational Plans
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Sacramento will pay to help immigrants 'prepare for the worst' from Trump
Sacramento BeeMay 5, 2017

Sacramento City Council members voted unanimously late Thursday to set aside up to $300,000 for a network of legal, educational and faith-based nonprofit groups that will help residents with immediate immigration problems and advise them how to protect ...more »

Divorce & Separation
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Pune court allows divorced woman to stay with in-laws
Pune MirrorMay 7, 2017

In a rare case, a district judge has allowed a divorced woman to live at her mother-inlaw's house in Pimpri after the former's husband failed to provide for her as promised. The 68-year-old mother-in-law had moved the Pune sessions court in February ...more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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Why smart employers are offering fertility benefits
Employee Benefit NewsMay 15, 2017

While the Americans with Disabilities Act requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities — and infertility meets the definition — the Spiggle Law Firm concludes in a company publication that employers who ...more »

Mortuary Law
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Krumme, Elaine (Spier)
Omaha World-HeraldMay 3, 2017

Elaine is survived by her husband of 57 years, Charles E. (Chuck) Krumme; two children, Dave (Lisa) Krumme and Jodie (Jeff) Lenser; two granddaughters, Emily and Madison Lenser; sister-in-law, Carole (Tom) Rezac; and many cousins and nephews.more »

Domestic Partnerships
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Ethics legislation, medical marijuana, paid family leave debated in final week
Vermont BizMay 2, 2017

The bill creates new requirements for personal financial disclosure, including for the official or lawmaker's domestic partner. The legislation is also intended to reduce the "revolving door" between lobbyists and government officials, as they hop back ...more »

Name Changes
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Man Who Identifies As A Woman Sues State For Not Changing His Birth Certificate
Christian PostMay 9, 2017

The man, a 28-year-old transgender identified only as F.V., reportedly wanted to ask Idaho's Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics if he could change the gender indicated in his birth certificate to "accurately reflect" who he is, Christian ...more »

Domestic Violence
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Wythe County deputies draw attention to domestic violence
Southwest Virginia TodayMay 7, 2017

“We just want to raise awareness of domestic violence in the community,” said Maj. Anthony Cline of the sheriff's office. “We hope people will recognize it and be more aware of domestic violence. It does exist and we want people, when they do see ...more »

Paternity Suits
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Women entrepreneurs from Nigeria share their stories at the TU
Albany Times UnionMay 9, 2017

(I remember being impressed by the maternity leave policy there.) A: The climate for working women in government institutions is different from the private sector. Since last year, government approved six months maternity leave with pay for the first ...more »

Foster Care
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Delta Flight Attendant Offers Passenger Downgrade: 'Jail and Your Kids Will Be in Foster Care'
AdAge.comMay 4, 2017

This would break federal law and the flight attendant is trying to explain, albeit poorly. The airline then sold the ticket of the eldest ... 0:13 Flight attendant "You and your wife will be in JAIL and your kids will be in foster care" Then I knew ...more »

State Child Protection
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Dubai Foundation for Women and Children reports drop in child abuse cases
The NationalMay 1, 2017

The UAE's Child Protection Law has won praise from children's rights groups for leading the way for other countries. The law covers physical and sexual abuse, habitual maltreatment, neglect and exploitation by groups that teach fanaticism or hatred, or ...more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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Vietnam police arrest dissident for 'abusing democracy rights'
ReutersMay 15, 2017

Despite sweeping reforms to the economy and growing openness to social change, including gay, lesbian and trans-gender rights, Vietnam's Communist Party retains tight media censorship and zero tolerance of criticism. Hoang Duc Binh, 34, was arrested in ...more »


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