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

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News Bulletin: Chobani marketing rep dies in Bali; Rebel Wilson sues Bauer; Domino's creates tartan uniform
AdNewsMay 1, 2017

A former Bauer and AFR advertising sales exec and more recently, yoghurt company marketing rep at Chobani, has died while on holiday in Bali. According to reports, 26-year-old Ella Knights from Pyrmont in Sydney, died in Canggu on Thursday after the ...more »

Income tax study answers the wrong questions, wrongly
Must Read Alaska (blog)May 1, 2017

Readers of this blog may recall that ITEP worked with the Walker Administration in designing the income tax proposal in House Bill 115. They did it through their board member, Richard Pomp, a tax law professor. Having helped design it, the group has ...more »

Family Law News and Stories

Parramatta Family Court to try out new family law rules: changes explained
ABC OnlineMay 12, 2017

The Attorney General George Brandis has released details of the first comprehensive review into the family law system in more than 40 years. The proposed plan includes spending $12.7 million to create Parenting Management Hearings – designed to ...more »

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Saudi step to relax male guardianship welcomed by women's advocates
Daily MailMay 5, 2017

"Male guardianship is un-Islamic and humiliating for women," said Akeel. "Some (men) take advantage of this male guardianship for their own benefit and abuse it." (Reporting by Heba Kanso @hebakanso, Editing by Belinda Goldsmith and Ros Russell; ...more »

Divorce & Separation
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Cellino & Barnes appear headed for a 'divorce'
Buffalo NewsMay 11, 2017

Cambria said he has not seen the court papers, but has talked to reliable people who did see a show cause order indicating the lawsuit has been filed and that Barnes is required to respond to Cellino's legal action on Friday. Under state business law ...more »

Individual Educational Plans
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Incumbents Face Challenge for Lakeland School Board
TAPinto.netMay 12, 2017

My position on the board has certainly given me a wonderful opportunity to study educational law, school board governance and finance protocols. • Glen Malia: I am a 26-year district resident living in the town of Cortlandt. I am a graduate of Hendrick ...more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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Why Adoption is an Amazing Way to Become a Father
The Good Men Project (blog)May 22, 2017

This is where a good family law attorney will prove to be crucial, even essential. It's best to settle on a family law attorney as soon as you decide to adopt. This way they can guide you through the ... Whether you have a child the old-fashioned way ...more »

Domestic Partnerships
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Realty Law Digest
New York Law Journal (registration)May 2, 2017

... entering into a personal relationship contract, making a domestic partnership declaration, or serving as representative payee for purposes of public benefits, etc.; (f) holding themselves out as family members to other family members, friends ...more »

Mortuary Law
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Health Department assembles new disaster response team
Bismarck TribuneMay 4, 2017

Lance Peterson, right, a disaster mortuary operations adviser, explains what was achieved during the three-day training for 60 members of the newly formed North Dakota Disaster Fatality Team at a press conference at a North Dakota Health Department ...more »

Domestic Violence
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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 »

Name Changes
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Verna Williams named interim College of Law leader
The News RecordMay 1, 2017

“I came to UC in good faith, deeply committed to addressing the College of Law's failure to adapt to a rapidly changing legal market,” Bard said in a statement. “Although I enjoyed the support of the students and many highly talented faculty and staff ...more »

Foster Care
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AG Beshear hypocritical, misleading on kinship-care lawsuit ...
Lexington Herald LeaderMay 4, 2017

He ignores state law, finances and fact that issue began during father's administration.more »

Paternity Suits
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Former Porn Star Claims Drake Got Her Pregnant: Here's His Surprising Response
E! OnlineMay 3, 2017

... new for Champagne Papi, former porn star Sophie Brussaux is making headlines as she's not only come forward claiming she has text messages to prove he's the father, but she's also hired two high-powered lawyers in New York City for the paternity ...more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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Should we ask if Supreme Court nominee is gay?
Wisconsin GazetteMay 9, 2017

“Even the leadership of the Democratic party is still uncomfortable handling the issue,” says Kenneth Sherrill, a political scientist at New York's Hunter College who specializes in the politics of gay and lesbian rights. “They don't know how to handle ...more »

State Child Protection
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A Judge Struck Down the "Cocaine Mom" Law That Put Pregnant Women in Jail
Mother JonesMay 1, 2017

The law, called the Unborn Child Protection Act, was passed in 1997 and made the state responsible for protecting fetuses at all stages of pregnancy. Known as the "cocaine mom" law, it gave juvenile courts jurisdiction over the "expectant mother"—no ...more »


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