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  • Prince and Manuela Testolini’s married life revealed

    Posted on January 17, 2017 by Chris Kirker

    Newly unsealed divorce files of the late singer-songwriter Prince revealed that he and Manuela Testolini had a luxurious lifestyle. Testolini, Prince's second wife, married R&B singer-songwriter Eric Benet in 2011. These documents, which a judge unsealed on Friday, January 13, showed the couple threw lavish parties after awards shows. Furth...

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  • No fault divorces come under attack in the Texas legislature

    Posted on January 3, 2017 by Chris Kirker

    Fault-based divorces in Texas fall into one of six categories. Namely, adultery, cruelty, abandonment, a felony conviction, confinement to a mental hospital, or living apart for at least three years. According to family law attorney Slav Talavara, around 90% of divorce cases in the state use grounds of insupportability. These are more popularly k...

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  • Celebrity divorces and breakups take 2016 by storm

    Posted on December 4, 2016 by Chris Kirker

    2016 was a tough year for many Americans, and celebrities were no exception. Celebrity divorces and breakups were extremely common this year. Actress Amber Heard, 30, and actor and producer Johnny Depp, 53,  finalized their divorce in August 2016. Their closure came a little more than a year after they married in 2015. Heard filed a divorce pet...

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  • Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Divorce: All About Custody

    Posted on November 6, 2016 by Chris Kirker

    Actor and producer Brad Pitt, 52, filed his response to actress and filmmaker Angelina Jolie Pitt's September divorce petition. Pitt selected the joint custody option whereas Jolie sought full physical custody of their children. The development occurred on Friday, November 4 in Los Angeles. Jolie and Pitt had a two year marriage but had a rela...

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  • Marital problems: Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo to divorce?

    Posted on October 13, 2016 by Chris Kirker

    Adam Levine, the lead singer of Maroon 5, and 27-year-old Namibian model Behati Prinsloo, reportedly are experiencing marital problems. A report from Parent Herald showed Levine is considering filing for divorce from Prinsloo, citing irreconcilable differences. Apparently, the complaint is due to the fact that Prinsloo nags Levine constantly. L...

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  • No-fault divorce legislation to cut waiting time for resolutions

    Posted on October 13, 2016 by Chris Kirker

    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 hopefull...

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  • Sexual assault reporting in cases of child abuse: everyone’s obligation

    Posted on October 12, 2016 by Chris Kirker

    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 ...

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  • Court rules unmarried gay women can seek full parental rights

    Posted on October 6, 2016 by Chris Kirker

    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 chi...

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  • Foster care system under investigation in New York

    Posted on September 26, 2016 by Chris Kirker

    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...

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  • Child neglect charges follow couple across 3 states

    Posted on September 20, 2016 by Chris Kirker

    Forty-eight-year-old William and 36-year-old Claire Rembis are charged with neglecting their 11 children. Child neglect investigations began plaguing the couple in 2001 in Michigan and New Jersey, and are now in Texas. One neighbor claimed in September that the couple's children “eat out of the trash.” However, the couple deemed her cla...

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