Monthly Archives: May 2015

Officiants from ‘Church of the Latter Day Dude’ could perform weddings, but not atheists

Officiants from ‘Church of the Latter Day Dude’ could perform weddings, but not atheistsMinnesota’s Washington County will change its policy after an atheist group sued for the right of its members to perform civil marriages there.As a result of the policy change, U.S. District Judge Joan Ericksen tossed the suit filed by Atheists for Human Rights, the Minneapolis Star Tribune Continue Reading...

Accused Murderer Confessed ‘It Felt Good’ Knowing Fiance Would Die, Prosecutor Says

Accused Murderer Confessed ‘It Felt Good’ Knowing Fiance Would Die, Prosecutor SaysGOSHEN, N.Y. (AP) — A Latvian expatriate accused of killing her fiance while out paddling on the Hudson River admitted to tampering with his kayak and later confessed “it felt good knowing he would die,” a prosecutor said Wednesday.Angelika Graswald, 35, has been indicted on a second-degree murder charge Continue Reading...

Cheerleaders file labor and employment suits against the NFL

Cheerleaders file labor and employment suits against the NFL A recent spate of lawsuits by professional cheerleaders against National Football League franchises has cast an unflattering light on how the league’s sideline dancers are treated and compensated. A case filed against the Oakland Raiders in January 2014 prompted complaints against other NFL teams, alleging violations of wage and hour laws, Continue Reading...

Amtrak Train Was Going At Twice The Speed Limit Before Philadelphia Crash

Amtrak Train Was Going At Twice The Speed Limit Before Philadelphia CrashAn Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia on Tuesday night had been going at least 100 mph before the crash, the National Transportation Safety Board announced on Wednesday– more than twice the legal speed limit.Sources familiar with the investigation of the crash told The Wall Street Journal that the Continue Reading...

Macaroni Salad Trail Leads Police to Burglars

Trail of Macaroni Salad Helps Police Nab 3 Suspected BurglarsPolice think the suspects were eating a bowl of it as they fled the sceneA “steady trail of macaroni salad” helped lead police to three men, who were arrested for allegedly burglarizing a Build-A-Burger restaurant Sunday morning in Mount Morris, N.Y., about an hour southwest of Rochester.While scoping out a local Continue Reading...

Twins With Different Fathers: Mother’s Discovery After Paternity Test

Mother Discovers Her Twins Have 2 Different FathersThe truth came out during a paternity caseA New Jersey woman found out that her twins had been fathered by two different men in a Passaic County paternity case.The woman, identified only as T.M., was applying for public assistance and named her romantic partner as the father of both children, the New York Continue Reading...

David S. Willig: New Florida Law Impacts International Family Cases

David S. Willig: New Florida Law Impacts International Family Cases DAVID S. WILLIG, ESQ. – A new statute in Florida, coming into force from October 2014, is likely to impact international family cases to the extent they call for the application of foreign law. The foreign law angle is, perhaps, not so farfetched. We often hear about fellow Americans, some Continue Reading...

New Jersey Divorce Case Comes With a Twist

New Jersey Divorce Case Comes With a TwistMichael and Debra Mandelbaum lived as husband and wife for about 20 years. They had a Jewish wedding ceremony. They had three children, filed tax returns jointly, purchased houses and shared anniversary cards, court records show.Now, Mr. Mandelbaum has taken an unusual position in divorce proceedings brought by his wife. He said in Continue Reading...

Montana Governor Signs Law To Protect Innocent People From Having Their Property Seized By Police

Montana Governor Signs Law To Protect Innocent People From Having Their Property Seized By Police Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D) signed a bill Tuesday that will overhaul the state’s civil asset forfeiture laws. The set of reforms, which will go into effect in July, was approved with overwhelming bipartisan support in the state legislature last month. Bullock’s signature came hours Continue Reading...

Competing for the Kids

Competing for the KidsMost of the divorced with kids crowd will have played the “competition game” before. Some play competitive all the time. Experts will tell you it’s not good for the kids. I’ve been collecting stories from children of divorce for years, and the kids will tell you it’s not good.Even with all the data pointing to the fact Continue Reading...
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