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

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Australia's supply chain challenge
World GrainMay 1, 2017

... Australia's supply chain is a key part of keeping competitive, particularly as its competitors in Canada, Russia, Ukraine, Brazil, Argentina and the United States may tap into the profitable Asian market via low sea freight rates and lower ...more »

Feds say Busse took in $990000 in bribery scheme involving immigration agent
The Macomb DailyMay 1, 2017

“Where many saw an overtaxed and broken system in need of reform, Mr. Busse saw an opportunity to enrich himself,” Acting U.S. Attorney Daniel L. Lemisch wrote in a sentencing memorandum. “Mr. Busse made hundreds of thousands of dollars by corruptly ...more »

Family Law News and Stories

Kushner Family Stands to Gain From Visa Rules in Trump's First Major Law
New York TimesMay 9, 2017

WASHINGTON — It was the first major piece of legislation that President Trump signed into law, and buried on Page 734 was one sentence that brought a potential benefit to the president's extended family: renewal of a program offering permanent ...more »

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Former AG continues bid for adult guardianship office
Lowell SunMay 12, 2017

BOSTON -- Eighteen years after leaving office, former Attorney General Scott Harshbarger is asking lawmakers to pick up an unfinished piece of the reforms he sought around elder protection and adult guardianship. Harshbarger on Monday asked the ...more »

Divorce & Separation
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Burns & Levinson Partners Lisa Cukier and Steven Goodwin Named to "Divorce, Trusts & Estates Trailblazers" List by ...
PR Newswire (press release)May 1, 2017

BOSTON, May 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Burns & Levinson announced today that Lisa Cukier and Steven Goodwin, partners in the firm's Private Client group, have been named to the "Divorce, Trusts & Estates Trailblazers" list by The National Law Journal ...more »

Individual Educational Plans
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'Sophia's Law,' Prompted By 7-Year-Old's Death, Takes Effect
CBS Minnesota / WCCOMay 1, 2017

Now she is working with the DNR to spread awareness about Sophia's law. “With new laws we like to use it as an educational opportunity to let boaters know of the dangers of carbon monoxide and really learn how they can protect themselves,” said Steve ...more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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Christie expands public worker fertility insurance coverage to include lesbians
NJ.comMay 2, 2017

Chris Christie signed into law Monday. The law mandating coverage for infertility was defined narrowly, sponsors say, taking into consideration only heterosexual couples. The old law said females may qualify for fertility insurance coverage if they are ...more »

Domestic Partnerships
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Louisiana House removes marriage reference from domestic violence law to assuage conservatives
NOLA.comMay 3, 2017

Initially, the legislation only struck language out of the law that restricted domestic violence charges to people "of the opposite sex" of their spouse or partner. But Connick ended up reworking the description of the relationship which two people ...more »

Mortuary Law
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Sumter ItemMay 5, 2017

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Ryttenburg Alston Jr.; one sister, Ida M.A. Prayleau; grandparents, Nelson and Rosa B. Singleton and Harriett Brown; six uncles; five aunts; and two sisters-in-law. Public viewing will be held from ...more »

Domestic Violence
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Yards for Yeardley raises awareness of domestic violence at SUNY schools
CNYcentral.comMay 1, 2017

All All 10 schools in the State University of New York Athletic Conference are committed to hosting the event in memory of Yeardley Love. (Brett Hall/CNYCentral.) AA. CORTLAND, N.Y. — The term "walk with a purpose" takes on a whole new meaning when ...more »

Name Changes
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SC DMV starts accepting docs for REAL ID starting May 15
WBTW - Myrtle Beach and Florence SCMay 1, 2017

Documents support legal name change – Marriage License, Divorce Decree, or Court Order issued by your county's family court You must show a complete name change history, so bring all documents that prove name changes from birth to present.more »

Foster Care
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Rep. Isaac Gets Passage On Protection Of Foster Children And Emergency Services District Transparency
San Marcos Corridor NewsMay 5, 2017

“I'm thankful to our Hays County district attorney for bringing this issue to my attention and for his role in protecting children in foster care from abuse.” Under current state law, improper relationships between employees of certain residential ...more »

State Child Protection
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Child abuse reports surge in 2016
SharonheraldMay 4, 2017

DePasquale launched his review after audits in counties found that child protection agencies were swamped with work as changes in state law created the flood of new reports at a time when the heroin and opioid crisis further strained the system ...more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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Trump poised to pick a fight over religious liberty vs. gay rights
euronewsMay 3, 2017

On Wednesday, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), America's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, severely criticized Trump, calling the executive order a “license to discriminate”. Millions of women and ...more »


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