Monthly Archives: August 2015

Disparity Between Child Support and Custody Enforcement

You’ll read about it often — the creative methods judges and other officials use to shame people who owe child support.There is the man ordered not to procreate. The guy who must tell any female he meets that he owes child support. The dads forced to display signs proclaiming themselves “deadbeats.”Much is made of the offensive moniker “deadbeat dads” and Continue Reading...

A Legal Overview of Child Custody and Support in Divorce Cases

This comment provides a very brief and incomplete educational overview of the law of child custody and support. Always consult an experienced attorney, family therapist, and advocacy professional, as appropriate, in all family law matters.The legal concept of paternity is foundational for child support requirements and may additionally be important in inheritance situations. Paternity may be a matter of biological Continue Reading...

Shootout Leaves Black Man Dead And White Officer Wounded

Police in Richmond, Virginia, are investigating the death of a black man who was killed in a shootout with a white officer, a spokesman said on Thursday. The shooting death occurred late on Wednesday when the victim, identified as Keshawn Hargrove, 20, of Richmond, fired on officers and refused to drop his gun, police spokesman Gene Lepley. The incident was Continue Reading...

11-Year-Old Charged In Shooting Death Of 3-Year-Old

An 11-year-old boy has been charged with the deadly shooting of a 3-year-old on Detroit’s east side. The victim was identified as Elijah Walker. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy charged the 11-year-old on Wednesday with manslaughter and felony use of a firearm. He is being charged as a juvenile. “I cannot remember a time where we have charged someone so Continue Reading...

Lawyer For Man Accused Of Setting Fiancee On Fire Says It Was A ‘Horrible Accident’

The attorney representing a man accused of dousing his fiancee with gasoline and setting her on fire this week claims that it was a “horrible accident.” Judith Malinowski, 31, is in critical condition after she was engulfed in flames at a gas station in the suburb of Gahanna in Columbus, Ohio, on Aug. 2. WBNS-TV reports that police say Michael Continue Reading...

Man Dies Falling From Wall After Cops Use Taser During Chase

ATLANTA (AP) — Police in the Atlanta area say a man died after falling from a wall during a police chase that involved a Taser. Multiple media outlets report that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is reviewing Thursday night’s events involving DeKalb County police. DeKalb County Assistant Police Chief Brian Harris tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution ( http://on-ajc.com/1IuZVIi ) officers pulled Continue Reading...

The Day I Told The Ugly Truth About My Marriage

Last summer, I attended a birthday party with my 3- and 6-year-old for my friend Lucie’s daughter. The party was held at the Heritage Museums & Gardens, over 100 lush acres of green, sweeping lawns, blooming floral gardens, giant ant statues and a carousel — an idyllic space to run and play in. The kids were exploring a playground called Continue Reading...

When Divorcing, Beware of Meddlers!

I was recently contacted to potentially mediate a litigated divorce matter prior to trial, which is rapidly approaching. My name had been included on a list from the attorneys, along with two other mediators.Interestingly enough, the person who contacted me was the wife’s mother, who had left me a voicemail message. She left me her phone number, as well as Continue Reading...
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