Saturday, January 21, 2012

Proposal Planners

From the Daily Mail:

We're all familiar with how wedding planners can navigate us around the tricky maze of getting married.

But now a new industry has emerged, for helping men pop the question in the first place.

Proposal planners have discovered a demand for lavish scenarios, be it white doves, helicopter rides, a favourite musician - all with a photographer on hand to record the magic moment.


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MR

January 21, 2012 in Current Affairs | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

Friday, January 20, 2012

CA Family Law Changes

From PR Web:

Major changes in California’s divorce law are expected in 2012 per changes to California Family Law Code 3042. The changes are a result of the Elkins Family Law Task Force’s final report and recommendations from April 2010. The new legislation will affect how, when and if minor children can testify in divorce and custody cases, and what will be expected of them, the parents, family law attorneys, and the court itself.

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MR

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Child Custody Battle under Indian Child Welfare Act

From WLTX.com: 

Lowcountry couple with a Midlands connection is working to get back the little girl they adopted two years ago, after a judge granted custody to the biological father under the Indian Child Welfare Act.

"I'll always remember her crying when we had to - we had to walk out of that office and leave her there," says Melanie Capobianco. Two years ago, she and her husband Matt first helped to welcome Veronica into the world.

According to their website, her birth mother selected the Charleston couple to adopt her and they remain close. They also say her birth father signed a document saying he wouldn't contest the adoption. But after a court battle, Veronica's birth father claimed custody under the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978.

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MR

January 19, 2012 in Adoption | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack (0)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Facebook Stalking in Family Law...Again

From the London Telegraph:

The popularity of social networking websites has seen an increase in breaches of guidelines against unplanned contact with hundreds of adopted children unexpectedly hearing from their natural families.

In the worst cases, some young people taken into care in the 1990s have seen relationships with their adoptive families completely break down after hearing from their biological parents.

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MR

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

CO Divorce Waiting Period Proposed

From the Denverpost.com:

A state lawmaker who wants to make it more difficult for parents to divorce said he initially had no idea that legislators a decade ago killed a similar proposal dubbed the "Dr. Laura" bill.

Sen. Kevin Lundberg, R-Berthoud, said he believes his proposal stands a better chance because it makes exceptions, such as in cases of domestic violence or sexual abuse.

The bill would require parents who have minor children and are considering divorce to first undergo educational instruction "that tells them how this impacts their children," he said. Then there would be a waiting period before filing for divorce.

"We have made it just too easy to bail out of a marriage," Lundberg said.

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MR

 

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Monday, January 16, 2012

In Malaysian News...

From the StarOnline:

A TRAINING manager in Kuala Lumpur was fined RM500 by the Syariah Court for divorcing his wife inside a car on his birthday three years ago, reported Harian Metro.

Hasbullah Hashim, 53, was charged under Section 124 of the Islamic Family Law Act for divorcing outside the court without permission.

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MR

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