Saturday, January 19, 2013

Online Adoptions

This story, featured recently on an airing of NPR’s Morning Edition, spotlights the growing trend of online adoption.  More and more birth mothers are taking to the internet to find prospective parents for their unborn children.  As a result, traditional adoption agencies have had to deal with increasingly long client waitlists; some agencies are even advising their clients to create an online presence to help bolster their chances of finding a child faster.  Supporters of this avenue say it is less expensive, faster, and a better way for parents to get involved in the adoption process.  Skeptics are worried about the lack of screening and the ease of birth parents being scammed and conned.

Read more here.

MR

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Man's Pregnancy in Divorce Process

This article discusses the divorce of a transgendered couple and the application of traditional state laws to unanticipated situations where marriage partners change their sex.

Read it here.

MR

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Child Support Case

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman was recently ordered to pay $500,000 he owes in child support to his ex-wife.  He was also found to be in contempt of court.  Orange County (CA) Superior Court Commissioner Barry Michaelson warned him he could face "serious jail time" if he refuses to pay up.  His ex-wife claims he actually owes $850,000.

Read more here.

MR

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

New CA Family Laws

Here is a summary of CA's new family laws.

MR

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Tax

Here is some information about the new wealth transfer laws impacting families.

MR

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Monday, January 14, 2013

BoA Settles Same-Sex Discrimination Suit

From the National Law Journal:

Bank of America has agreed to pay $7,500 and update its employee training to settle a claim that it discriminated against a lesbian couple seeking a mortgage—the first such enforcement action by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Read more here (subscription requried).

MR

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