Court Decides Tough Custody Case: Frozen pre-embryos: Life or ‘marital property’?

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The Julyan Firm suggests this article as one you may find interesting…. By Katie Mettler  Divorced St. Louis County couple’s frozen embryos are property, not humans, appellate court rules Justin Gadberry and Jalesia McQueen will have joint custody of the embryos but neither can use them without consent of the other. In the fall of 2005, Jalesia McQueen’s then-husband, Justin …

What Divorce Means For Your Taxes

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Check out this interesting article… By Bill Bischoff There are significant tax consequences to a divorce. Here are some of the most important issues to consider when dividing assets between you and your soon-to-be-ex. State Law Is Key How you split assets in divorce depends largely on where you live. California, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Louisiana, and …

Grandparent Custody Basics

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Check out this interesting article… How to Get Custody of Grandchildren By J. Hirby Grandchildren are a treasure, and often those treasures must be safely guarded. Parents may become ill or otherwise incapacitated, requiring the grandparents to step in and takeover the role of primary caregiver. Some grandparents may find that those who are legally responsible for a child’s well-being is not equipped …

Adultery in North Carolina: Does Cheating Affect Alimony?

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Check out this interesting article… By Shannon Hurley When a marriage ends due to adultery, it can be a very painful experience. If you have decided to get a divorce due to adultery in your marriage, you likely have questions about how it impacts the legal process, including the divorce, alimony, and property distribution. Adultery as a Legal Ground for …

New Study Reveals Best Results for Time Allocation Between Divorced Parents

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Check out this interesting article… by Robert Mues Couples with children who end up divorcing know that parenting time is often a source of contention. Historically, mothers were often awarded more time with the children, especially when it came to overnights. However, new research may make these types of arrangements a thing of the past. A recent study published in …

The Latest on Surrogacy Legislation

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Check out this interesting article… By ELLEN TRACHMAN Finally, we have good news in the world (of surrogacy). Thanks to new legislation taking effect in Washington, D.C., specifically D.C. Law 21-0255, surrogacy is now legal in the District of Columbia. Perfectly named the “Collaborative Reproduction Amendment Act,” the new law ended a ban on surrogacy that spanned more 20 years. …

How Does Divorce Impact My Business?

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Check out this interesting article… by  Ronna L. DeLoe, Esq.  If you intend to file for divorce or if your spouse is thinking of getting divorced, you are going to worry about the business you own. After all, you spent a lot of time making it successful and you don’t want to end up with your ex as your partner. What …

A Family is a Family is a Family: Children’s Books for LGBT Parents

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Check out this interesting article… by Michelle O’Neill I came across this list of books for children in families with gay  and LGBT parents and thought it might be useful as a resource: Gay-Themed Picture Books for Children. I especially liked the one titled A Family is a Family is a Family that talks about children who tell a teacher …

Legal Issues for Gay and Lesbian Adoption

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Check out this interesting article… by FindLaw Same sex couples face several unique legal issues when they decide to become a family with children. Special rules can apply to gay and lesbian adoption in many states, and even when a child is born into a gay or lesbian partnership, different rules may be applied regarding the two parents, especially if they’re not married. …

Debt In A Divorce?

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Check out this interesting article… by Wolfe&Stec You can divorce your spouse, but it may not be so easy to divorce yourself from the debt that you built together during your marriage.  Americans tend to run up lots of household debt. Debt.org claims that the average American household has over $15,000 in credit card debt, and Bankrate.com did a survey …