House Bill 380 shortens the waiting period for a no-fault divorce to one year. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed the bill into law on Tuesday, October 11. In writing the legislation, Pennsylvania State Representative Tarah Toohil said there are benefits to shortening the waiting time. The Luzerne County attorney said the change will hopefully reduce the […]

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Susie Striegler is the sexual assault nurse examiner at the Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene, Texas. As such, she is responsible for interviewing potential victims who make sexual assault claims, especially in child abuse cases. “It’s usually between 10 months and three years before they report. That’s usually the time it takes for them to report, if […]

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On October 4, the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) issued a decision saying both members of a couple have equal rights to seek parental custody of their children.  The couple, who are gay women, broke up in 2008 and have children who are now four and eight. Justice Barbara Lenk ruled Karen Partanen can receive full legal parentage of her children despite not bearing them biologically. […]

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Foster care system under investigation in New York

Posted on September 26, 2016 by admin

Sixty-year-old Cesar Gonzales-Mugaburu let a dozen boys into his New York home under the pretense he was caring for them. His involvement in the foster system dates back 20 years. Unfortunately, that is long before allegations of sexual abuse surfaced against him. The charges created doubts about the rigidity of safety standards imposed on New York’s foster care system. District Attorney Thomas Spota said […]

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