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Blog Posts in March, 2016

  • International Divorce and Child Custody Issues: Jurisdiction and Venue

    One of the beautiful things about Houston and Katy, Texas is our diversity of population. With the international employers in our area, our population that continues to diversify, bringing in and sending out expats to and from all corners of the globe. Relocation can be difficult and in some cases leads to the unique and somewhat confusing situations of international divorce and child custody ...
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  • NY Strives to Improve Child Abuse Reporting in Private Schools

    Mary Pulido wants New York lawmakers to broaden the scope of a law that requires public schools to report abuse to include private and religious schools. Pulido is the director for the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and has been persuading lawmakers to get on board. Pulido sites that private schools are not excluded from likelihood of abuse by school workers, and a ...
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  • CT Daycare Director Failed to Report Child Abuse

    The director of a daycare in Glastonbury, CT was arrested following the arrest of an employee under her supervision. The employee was accused of hitting children while the director, Meegan Beach, was in charge. Employees at the Stork Club daycare told Beach about the abuse, but she did not report it to the police. The 22-year-old employee who is responsible for the abuse is now under a 3-month ...
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  • Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Filed Against Austin Catholic Diocese

    A man has filed a lawsuit against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Austin, stating that the church and bishops knew he was being abused by a priest in an Austin, TX church. Starting in the 1970’s, the plaintiff, who is choosing to go by ‘John Doe’, said that the now deceased Rev. Milton Eggerling sexually abused him over the course of five years. Doe claims that several people who worked at the St. ...
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  • Controversial Alimony and Child-Custody Proposals in Florida

    Controversial Alimony and Child-Custody Proposals in Florida The Palm Beach Post reported on Tuesday that there may be many changes on their way regarding alimony and child custody in Florida. Governor Rick Scott received legislation last week that would essentially end alimony. Judges would then have to use a formula they would use to calculate the length and amount of said alimony payments. ...
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  • Safe Exchange Zone Established in Virginia

    Safe Exchange Zone Established in Virginia Chesterfield County, Virginia has established a “safe exchange zone” in a courthouse complex parking lot. Among other reasons, the idea was formed in order to create a space where families could safely meet during child custody exchanges. The Chesterfield Sheriff’s Office explains that the cameras surrounding the area will increase security and be handy ...
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  • Florida Mom Leaves Child in Burning Building

    A mother in Miami, Florida was recently charged after leaving her daughter behind in a house fire. Erica Rosello was charged with child neglect in court after telling the judge that she tried putting an oil fire out with water and fled the building. Rosello told witnesses there was no fire, but the firefighters who arrived at the scene discovered her daughter still inside. Rosello had been ...
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