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  • Exapand Standard Possessin Order in Texas

    The Texas Legislature has created two standard possession orders. The typical standard possession order is the one that most people are familiar with and provides the non-custodial parent with weekend

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  • All You Need to Know About Emancipation of Minors in Texas

    Many teens believe they can leave their parents' home when they turn 17. In Texas, that is NOT the rule. This guide explains what teens can and cannot do under Texas law. When can a teen move from his

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  • Possession Orders for Children Under 3 in Texas

    The Legislature amended the Texas Family Code to provide courts with guidance in crafting possession and access orders for children under three years of age. Previously, the Legislature instructed courts to apply the standard possession order absent clear and convinging evidence ...

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  • Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Upholds Child Support Guidelines

    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has rejected a legal challenge of the state's 2009 child support guidelines by a Boston-based father's rights group. The group contended that the laws were illegally set by a judicial committee, but the state argued it granted the committe...

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  • Lifetime Alimony Overtuned by Tennessee Supreme Court

    The Tennessee Supreme Court has denied an appeals court ruling granting a woman lifetime alimony. The woman, who earns $72,000 a year in an information technology position, was awarded $1,250 in monthly alimony to "to mitigate the harsh economic realities of divorce," the app...

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  • New Law Against Choking in Domestic Violence Disputes Yields Thousands of Arrests

    Just 15 weeks after making choking, which is prominent in domestic violence cases, a crime in New York, there have been 2,000 arrests on choking charges. The new law allows a criminal count of obstruction of breathing or blood circulation, which can be proven with other courtroom...

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  • Court: Louisiana Not Required to Issue Revised Birth Certificate

    The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans has decided to refuse to issue a revised birth certificate to a Louisiana-born child adopted in New York by two men. Louisiana law prohibits two unmarried persons from being listed as parents on a birth certificate, and because...

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  • Connecticut Aiding Inmates with Child Support Debt

    The state of Connecticut has started helping inmates get their child-support orders amended. The state's Judicial Branch says 36 percent of its open child-support cases involve more than 44,000 non-custodial parents who have been or are currently in prison. Non-custodial parents ...

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  • Suit: Children's Games at Chuck E. Cheese's are Gambling Devices

    A San Diego mother has filed a class-action lawsuit against Chuck E. Cheese's, claiming the games at the restaurant are "illegal gambling devices." Children play the games with tokens and tickets are dispensed as prizes, similar to slot machines, the lawsuit states. Gambling is i...

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  • Rhode Island House Committee to Vote on Civil Union Bill

    A Rhode Island House Legislative committee will vote today on whether a bill allowing homosexual civil unions should enter the House for consideration. Civil unions would allow the same state rights given to married couples, and has been viewed as another avenue for gay rights af...

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