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Judge Orders Homeless Dad To Pay

People have different opinions about the homeless. Some are concerned for their well-being. They implore others to help their fellow man – the less fortunate. This was not the case for James Francis Cassidy. James, a forty-two year old homeless man, stood before the Lenawee County Circuit Court and was ordered to get a job. “The obvious question is,” stated Judge Margaret Noe, “who do you think is supporting your children?” Not only was James …

Child’s Marriage May Be Annulled

In Kuala Lumpur, the marriage between a thirteen-year-old girl and the forty-year-old man accused of raping her, has caused major controversy. Even though they had been having sex after their marriage, the court could annul it under Islamic Family Law in Sabah, citing the consent factor. Reportedly the girl’s father got the court to allow his daughter to marry forty-year-old Riduan Masmud, a restaurant manager, but the court would not give its consent to let …

Lakers Star Steve Nash Won’t Pay Additional Child Support

Lakers star Steve Nash and his ex-wife, Alejandra Amarilla, are involved in a custody battle. Alejandra claims Steve will not let her move from Phoenix to Los Angeles just so that he can avoid paying child support, according to court documents. She said in December that Steve did not want her to move to Los Angeles with their three children and it was unclear why at the time. Steve and Amarilla got married in 2005 …

Reggae Singer Mr. Vegas in Child Custody Dispute

Reggae Singer Mr. Vegas in Child Custody Dispute Dancehall Reggae singer, Mr. Vegas, had his child custody case postponed once again when the mother of his two-year-old daughter failed to show up in court for the third time. The case is being heard at the Bronx County Family Court in New York and has been continued until September 17. An arrest warrant was issued for missing mother, Shellian McBayne, by New York law enforcement last …

Kevin Hart and the Happy Ending Divorce

In the hit comedy “THINK LIKE A MAN,” actor / comedian, Kevin Hart played a man going through a divorce. In real life, the plot was the same – up to a point. In the movie (Spoiler alert) his character wound up reconciling with his on-screen wife, played by daytime talk show host Wendy Williams. In real life, his story had a different kind of happy ending – he got to keep his money. While …

Strangest Divorce Laws in America

The laws that govern a divorce vary from State to State, and sometimes city to city. Fortunately, none of the below laws apply in Colorado, nevertheless they are surprising, and will likely cause you to scratch your head, or make you chuckle. Alienation of Affection: In New Mexico and Mississippi you can bring a case against you’re Ex’s lover called “alienation of affection.” If you can prove to the court that a third party is …

A Model Divorce: Ashley Judd & Dario Franchitti Pledge “Family Forever”

After 12 years of marriage Ashley Judd and Dario Franchitti are deciding to call it quits. The 44-year-old actress and the 39-year-old racecar driver tweeted “Family Forever” to each other as a statement was released that they have decided to get divorced. According to their statement, “We have mutually decided to end our marriage. We’ll always be family and continue to cherish our relationship based on the special love, integrity, and respect we have always …

Demi Moore Requests Spousal Maintenance and Attorney Fees from Ashton Kutcher

Starlet Demi Moore responded to Ashton Kutcher’s Petition for divorce requesting spousal support and attorney fees from Kutcher. Allegedly Moore is extremely hurt after Kutcher’s infidelities and now she is seeking to make him pay. Moore’s request is surprising as reportedly she is worth 150 million, while Kutcher is worth 140 million. While clearly Moore can afford to support herself, and pay her attorney, many speculate that she has requested support and fees as leverage to negotiate …

Senate Judiciary OKs Civil Unions Bill

On Wednesday, Jan. 23, after several hours of testimony, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved SB 11 and moved the bill to the Appropriations Committee for consideration of the fiscal implications of the bill. The CBA went on record for the second year to support the legislation. Several substantive sections of the Bar Association have supported the passage of this legislation and are continually reviewing the bill for possible technical corrections amendments. Technical amendments were adopted …

Australian Women “Cried Ghost” to Sway the Court in a Divorce Settlement

A 52-year-old woman in Southern Australia who wanted to keep her house in a divorce settlement told her lawyer, a property evaluator and a Judge, that a ghost was haunting the marital home. Apparently this woman thought that if she could convince the Judge and the evaluator that the house was haunted, then the property value would go down, in turn making the house value low enough so that she could keep it. Unfortunately for the woman, …

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