Monthly Archives: November 2015

When the Kids Are Away, Mom Gets to Play

When the Kids Are Away, Mom Gets to PlayAs a divorced mom, people somehow feel compelled to tell me how horrible it must be not to see my kids every day, and that they can’t imagine how I stand it. I have no idea how to respond — should I burst into tears? Should I announce, “You’re right! I’ll call Continue Reading...

Remember Mediation? I Do

Remember Mediation? I DoThis is an excerpt from my book, There’s Been A Change of Plans, A Memoir About Divorce, Dating and Delinquents in Midlife. It is available on Amazon.The day had come for my final meeting with my beloved divorce attorney, Madison Pierce. This would be when we would sit down and go over my financial settlement, which, frankly, Continue Reading...

Woman forced to travel 300 miles to abort dying fetus

Woman forced to travel 300 miles to abort dying fetusCOLUMBUS — An Ohio woman whose baby would have been stillborn was forced to travel 300 miles to Chicago because no Ohio abortion clinic would do the procedure, she said.Sheva Guy, 23, a doctoral student from Cincinnati, said her daughter was diagnosed with a fatal spinal abnormality when she went to Continue Reading...

Attorneys Gain $9.6M Award Against GEICO for Bad Faith in Fatal Crash

Attorneys Gain $9.6M Award Against GEICO for Bad Faith in Fatal CrashCase: James M. Harvey v. GEICO General Insurance Case no.: 50-2013-CA-017284 Description: Bad faith Filing date: Nov. 20, 2013 Verdict date: Oct. 23, 2015 Judge: Palm Beach Circuit Judge Cheryl Caracuzzo Plaintiffs attorneys: Fred Cunningham and Greg Yaffa, Cunningham Whalen & Gaspari, Palm Beach Gardens Defense attorneys: Richard Young, Continue Reading...

Illinois transgender student wins case

Illinois transgender student wins case(CNN) – A Chicago-area school district violated anti-discrimination laws by denying a transgender student full access to the girl’s locker room, federal authorities said, the latest inquiry to side with students who feel discriminated against by school policies.The finding against Township High School District 211 concerns only one of numerous complaints of discrimination made by transgender students.In Continue Reading...

Enrique Macotela arrested in Coral Springs woman’s death

Enrique Macotela arrested in Coral Springs woman’s deathCORAL SPRINGS, Fla. –Police have arrested a man in connection with the death of his girlfriend, Magdalena Weich, 38, who was found dead in a wooded area in Coral Springs in August.Enrique Macotela initially told police Weich left to walk to Barnes & Noble on Aug. 18 but never returned home or went Continue Reading...

Florida man steals 4 million pounds of citrus, officials say

Florida man snatches 4 million pounds of citrus without paying, officials say (CNN)Perhaps he had an insatiable appetite for oranges. Or maybe he was just trying to squeeze a serious profit. Whatever the reason, a Florida man allegedly stole 4 million pounds of citrus, the state department of agriculture said Friday. That’s more than $540,000 worth of produce. Officials said Continue Reading...

Man Fired for Wearing Muslim Head Covering

Man Fired for Wearing Muslim Head CoveringAn Ocala man has filed a religious discrimination complaint against Denny’s after he alleges he was not allowed to wear an Islamic head covering while working as a restaurant server.In his complaint, the man told the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that a manager at a franchise-owned Denny’s restaurant in Ocala told him he was Continue Reading...

Court refuses to recognize Saudi custody decree, because Saudi Sharia law is inconsistent with American public policy

Court refuses to recognize Saudi custody decree, because Saudi Sharia law is inconsistent with American public policyWestlaw just posted this very interesting decision in H.L.K. v. F.A.A.; it was handed down by a Pennsylvania family court on Oct. 22, 2014, but wasn’t made available on Westlaw until yesterday. Note that the appellate court affirmed the family court’s holding, but it Continue Reading...

Divorce and the Shared Mortgage

Divorce and the Shared Mortgage By LISA PREVOST Deciding what to do with the house can be a major quandary for couples getting a divorce, particularly when they share a mortgage. When there is equity in the home, each spouse typically wants to take a share as part of the settlement agreement. But if one person wants to remain in the home, rather Continue Reading...
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