Monthly Archives: April 2016

Louisiana Rapper’s Case Speaks to Bigger Problems in the Criminal Justice System

 Louisiana Rapper’s Case Speaks to Bigger Problems in the Criminal Justice SystemFifteen years ago, a Louisiana jury convicted 22-year-old McKinley “Mac” Phipps—then a rising star on the famed hip hop label, No Limit Records—of manslaughter in the shooting death of a young concertgoer. He was sentenced to thirty years of hard labor for a crime that, to this day, he Continue Reading...

10 Divorce Court Horror Stories, Straight From Attorneys

 10 Divorce Court Horror Stories, Straight From AttorneysThere’s nothing like divorce to bring out the worst in people. Just ask divorce lawyers.Below, attorneys who specialize in family law share the craziest antics they’ve had the pleasure of witnessing over the years. (Out of respect for their clients, they’ve requested to remain anonymous.)1. “One of my clients had a chemical peel Continue Reading...

This Divorced Couple Solved A Very Real Problem For Exes Everywhere

This Divorced Couple Solved A Very Real Problem For Exes EverywhereWhen Ken and Wanda Bass divorced in 2002 after 15 years together, they weren’t the kind of exes who’d casually send Mother’s Day and Father’s Day cards for the sake of the kids. In fact, when they did talk, they usually ended up arguing.Eventually, both Ken and Wanda — parents Continue Reading...

Paparazzi By Drone: Is This Legal?

Paparazzi By Drone: Is This Legal?“Is your daughter stalked by like drones? Are there drones flying where she’s trying to learn how to swim at age 1?” asked Kanye West after a paparazzo used a drone to watch North West, Kim Kardashian’s and Kanye’s daughter, in the couple’s backyard pool.Paparazzi using drones — the so called “dronerazzi” — are using Continue Reading...

‘Good’ Divorces Do Exist — I’m Living Proof

‘Good’ Divorces Do Exist — I’m Living ProofMay 29th of this year will definitely be a day worth celebrating for me, as it’s my anniversary. No, not my wedding anniversary. Quite the opposite, in fact. May 29th is my anniversary of walking into a courtroom on a sunny spring day and standing before a judge as she thoroughly went over Continue Reading...

Mother accused of kidnapping Coconut Creek child phones in during custody hearing

Mother accused of kidnapping Coconut Creek child phones in during custody hearingCOCONUT CREEK, Fla. – An Amber Alert was issued Monday for a missing Coconut Creek child believed to have been abducted by his mother, who does not have custody of him. Tiffany Kiley, 29, telephoned the court during a custody hearing for her son, Julian Kiley, 5, later in Continue Reading...

15-year-old arrested in shooting death of Miami teen

15-year-old arrested in shooting death of Miami teenMIAMI – A teenager was been arrested in the shooting death of a 16-year-old Tuesday night in Miami. Two witnesses identified Jorge Franco, 15, as the person who shot Osmand Falls at the corner of Northwest 10th Avenue and Northwest First Street, Miami police Officer Frederica Burden said. “We have a huge crisis Continue Reading...

A Long Marriage Is Not An Achievement

A Long Marriage Is Not An AchievementBack in the olden days when people still read newspapers, I was involved in producing a special tabloid for the paper where I was employed as a reporter.Something (it escapes me precisely what) was celebrating 50 years and the editor, in a flash of inspiration, decided to produce a tabloid of couples celebrating 50 Continue Reading...

What’s The Best Alternative To Co-Parenting When Ex’s Don’t Get Along?

What’s The Best Alternative To Co-Parenting When Ex’s Don’t Get Along?Studies show that conflict is what creates the most pain and anguish for children after parents’ split, and that keeping parental disagreements to a minimum is a key aspect of helping kids become resilient. Over the last few decades, research by child development experts has demonstrated numerous benefits to children Continue Reading...