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  • Supreme Court could limit police in digital-age privacy case

    Supreme Court could limit police in digital-age privacy case

    Family Law 01/03/2018

    The Supreme Court signaled Wednesday it could impose limits on the government's ability to track Americans' movements through collection of their cellphone information.The justices heard 80 minutes of arguments in a case at the intersection of privac...

  • NC appeals court restores man's lawsuit against wife's lover

    NC appeals court restores man's lawsuit against wife's lover

    Family Law 09/08/2017

    A jilted husband's lawsuit against a doctor accused of stealing his wife's love can proceed after a North Carolina appeals court ruled Tuesday that the husband can continue suing the spouse's lover, seeking damages.The state Court of Appeals decision...

  • India's top court: Instant divorce among Muslims unlawful

    India's top court: Instant divorce among Muslims unlawful

    Family Law 08/23/2017

    India's Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down the Muslim practice that allows men to instantly divorce their wives as unconstitutional.The bench, comprising five senior judges of different faiths, deliberated for three months before issuing its order ...

  • NJ Supreme Court Reverses Decades-Old Divorce Law

    NJ Supreme Court Reverses Decades-Old Divorce Law

    Family Law 08/23/2017

    The New Jersey Supreme Court has reversed a decades-old law in a landmark decision that makes the child the focus of divorce relocation proceedings.The law centers on divorced parents who want to leave New Jersey with the child against the other pare...

  • In one state, abused animals get a legal voice in court

    In one state, abused animals get a legal voice in court

    Family Law 07/23/2017

    Many states have victim's advocates or child advocates, people in the judicial system who represent those affected by crime or abuse. Now, one state has created legal advocates for abused animals, an experiment being watched across the nation for sig...

  • Court grants full parental rights to unmarried gay woman

    Court grants full parental rights to unmarried gay woman

    Family Law 10/23/2016

    The same court that paved the way for same-sex marriage in the United States ruled Tuesday that an unmarried gay woman whose former girlfriend gave birth to two children through artificial insemination has the same parental rights as their biological...

  • Bryant tells court it should affirm same-sex marriage ruling

    Bryant tells court it should affirm same-sex marriage ruling

    Family Law 08/23/2015

    Gov. Phil Bryant remains opposed to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide, but he’s stopping his court fight against it. In a letter Wednesday, Bryant’s lawyer asks the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to ...

  • Federal report finds bias in St. Louis County family court

    Federal report finds bias in St. Louis County family court

    Family Law 08/23/2015

    The U.S. Department of Justice released a report critical of the St. Louis County Family Court on Friday, finding that black youths are treated more harshly than whites, and juveniles are often deprived of constitutional rights. Though unrelated to t...

  • Bryant tells court it should affirm same-sex marriage ruling

    Bryant tells court it should affirm same-sex marriage ruling

    Family Law 07/23/2015

    Gov. Phil Bryant remains opposed to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide, but he’s stopping his court fight against it. In a letter Wednesday, Bryant’s lawyer asks the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to ...

  • Kris Humphries' lawyer wants out of divorce case

    Kris Humphries' lawyer wants out of divorce case

    Family Law 02/23/2014

    A lawyer for Kim Kardashian's estranged husband wants to end his involvement in the former couple's divorce proceedings. Marshall Waller says irreconcilable differences have arisen between him and Kris Humphries, and he should be allowed to leave the...

  • 1 spank isn't domestic violence, Fla. court says

    1 spank isn't domestic violence, Fla. court says

    Family Law 08/23/2012

    An appeals court says a single spank doesn't qualify as domestic violence. A three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal on Friday quashed an injunction for protection against domestic violence. It cited common law and a 2002 Florida Suprem...

  • Corey Feldman's wife files for divorce

    Corey Feldman's wife files for divorce

    Family Law 09/09/2010

    Court records show Corey Feldman's wife has filed for divorce after seven years of marriage. The records show Susannah Feldman filed for divorce last week and cited irreconcilable differences for the breakup. The couple were married in October 2002. ...

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