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Blog Posts in May, 2016

  • Divorce as Family Reorganization

    At the Springer Law Firm, we consider a divorce to be the reorganization of a family. When parents don’t get along anymore and a divorce is necessary, the parties don’t stop being parents, and it is important to realize that when approaching separation and divorce. The children love both parents and the parents love the children: they just can’t all live together any more. Child Custody and ...
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  • Pets: Property Division in Divorces

    Many of us are aware of how difficult property division is during a contested divorce. Such property includes houses, children, and other valuables that may have been acquired during a marriage. However, as the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers announced last February, 27% of respondents in a recent survey cited pets (mainly dogs) as one of the most disputed areas of property during a ...
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  • Dallas Justice of the Peace Refuses to Marry Same-Sex Couples

    Risking a potentially costly legal challenge, Dallas County Justice of the Peace Bill Metzger has stated that he will not permit any same-sex couple to be married in his precinct. Citing his religious convictions against the practice of same-sex marriage, Metzger said that his refusal is justified according to an interpretation of state law issued by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in which he ...
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  • Man Tries to Run from Child Support Payments

    The online news source,, reports that a man who owed thousands of dollars in child support was tracked down recently. The 32 year-old, named Demetrius Robinson, was caught by Detectives Joseph Cammisa, Brian Weitzman and Sgt. Ralph Garcia in the afternoon on May 12. Robinson was wanted on a warrant for owing over $17,000 in child support. Once he saw the officers, he began running away ...
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  • Child Support Bill Passes in Idaho

    In Idaho, only 16 percent of non-custodial parents make child support payments. Several members of the House and Senate met last Monday to go over ways to increase these numbers. A bill called HB1 was proposed to ensure this percentage improves and to help keep the state’s funds. If the bill did not pass, the state could lose approximately $16 million in federal child support enforcement funds on ...
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  • Adjustments to Birth Certificates for Same-Sex Parents

    In North Carolina, changes are being made to accommodate same-sex families welcoming newborns. The Asheville Citizen -Times reports that there was a need to update the language on birth certificates identifying the parents of children. Previously, the North Carolina Vital Records would issue paperwork indicating that there was one mother, and one father. The Department of Health and Human Services ...
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  • Army Major and Wife's Discipline Goes Overboard

    A New Jersey husband and wife have been arrested after being accused of physically and mentally abusing their children. New reported that the parents of the 16-year-old son who revealed the disturbing news to jurors is Army Major John Jackson and wife, Carolyn. Some of the disciplining included using raw onions and hot sauce. For good reason, the son was afraid to tell anyone the ...
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  • Domestic Violence Leads to Arrest of Port Arthur Man

    The Beaumont Enterprise reported that on April 3 of this year, Brandon Ahmad Julun broke into his ex-girlfriend’s house and assaulted her. Julun is a repeat offender, and already had a protective order taken out against him by the victim. Officers were called to the scene when the victim reported a break-in, but the suspect was no longer at the house. However, Julun came back the same day through ...
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