Thursday, August 28, 2014
          

Deployed Submariner Loses A Round In Custody Battle

Posted in Child Custody

Navytimes.com 8/25/2014

"... “In the case of Navy submariner Matthew Hindes, the law is not being followed,” Turner said in a June 20 statement. “This law is directly intended to prevent cases like this. But even when the law is followed to the letter, our service members are still placed at a severe disadvantage in child custody proceedings. We need a national standard that ensures the parental rights of our service men and women are properly safeguarded.” ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140816/NEWS/308160047/Deployed-submariner-loses-round-custody-battle 

Man Fakes Own Death To Avoid Wedding

Posted in Marriage

Dailymail.co.uk 8/25/2014

"... Bride-to-be Alex Lanchester, 23, of Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, received a phone call just months before her wedding claiming that Tucker Blandford, also 23, of Stamford, Connecticut, had died in a car accident. She then rang the American’s parents to offer her condolences, but they told her he was alive and well - and Miss Lanchester quickly learned he had faked his death to avoid the wedding. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2727808/Bride-left-devastated-fianc-FAKED-HIS-OWN-DEATH-dream-wedding.html 

Child Custody Laws Unclear With Same-Sex Couples

Posted in Child Custody

Koaa.com 8/25/2014

"... Most lawyers won't even touch cases on this topic because there's too many "unknowns" and no clear "black and white" laws. Because this case is still going through the court system, we agreed not to list any names or show the faces of the parties involved. It's a sensitive topic that gets even seasoned attorneys like Ann Gushurst emotional. "Some of these stories are so heartbreaking, it makes me tear up," she said. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.koaa.com/news/child-custody-laws-unclear-with-same-sex-couples/ 

Wash. Supreme Court Sets Standard For Post-Conviction DNA Testing

Posted in Family Law Issues

Nwpr.org 8/25/2014

"... If men were convicted of crimes they didn't commit -- why not let them prove their innocence through DNA testing? " . . . three dissenting justices warn this ruling will open the floodgates and allow convicted rapists going back 20 years to request and receive post-conviction DNA testing." ..."

Read the entire article: http://nwpr.org/post/wash-supreme-court-sets-standard-post-conviction-dna-testing 

A Father's Fight: Estero Man Couldn't Leave Without First Seeing His Baby Boy

Posted in Child Support

Naplesnews.com 8/25/2014

"... Preparing for fatherhood is no easy feat. There are sleepless nights, heavy responsibilities and countless moments to be cherished. Now imagine preparing to be a father while fighting for your life. According to the American Cancer Society, there is an estimated 18,860 new cases of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in 2014 in the U.S. alone. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.naplesnews.com/community/bonita-banner/a-fathers-fight-estero-man-couldnt-leave-without-first-seeing-his-baby-boy_47228890 

Are Celebrity Marriages Nothing But Business Mergers?

Posted in Entertainment News

Cosmopolitan.com 8/21/2014

"... Is it common for famous couples to be more like business partners than lovers? To put it bluntly: Are celebrity relationships fake? Raoul Felder, who's been a divorce attorney since 1964 (he's represented Rudy Giuliani, David Gest, and Robin Givens, among others), answered some pressing questions. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/celebs/q-and-a/a29884/celebrity-divorce-lawyer-beyonce-and-jay-z-split-rumors/ 

Divorce, Not Domestic Violence, Is Biggest Issue At Home For Professional Athletes

Posted in Entertainment News

Forbes.com 8/21/2014

"... While much of the media focus lately has been on domestic abuse, the broader issue is how difficult it is for professional athletes to make any marriage work today. The divorce rate among all pros is estimated at between 60 to 80 percent according to The New York Times and Sports Illustrated, markedly higher than the 50 percent of all Americans. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidlariviere/2014/08/15/divorce-not-domestic-violence-is-biggest-issue-at-home-for-professional-athletes/ 

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