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November 2016 Archives

A Claim of Cohabitation Warrants Investigation and a Court Hearing

hou.jpgA November 4 Appellate Court decision focused on the question: Does evidence of cohabitation by an alimony recipient permit a former spouse to compel disclosure of information about it in order to readjust a marital settlement agreement? The court said "absolutely."

A Parent's Substance Problem Won't Always End In Losing Her/His Kids

asdasd.pngOn October 31, a New Jersey Appeals Court reversed a lower court decision which said that a drug/alcohol addicted mother (E.A.) violated the New Jersey child abuse/neglect law. As a result of that decision, the mother was included in the Central Registry by Division of Child Protection & Permanency (DCP), and lost custody of her two young children, ages five and six.

Both Victims and Perpetrators of Domestic Violence Should Learn From This Judge's Mistakes

domestic.pngIn an October 21 Appeals Court decision, a Newark police officer was had a
permanent restraining order issued against him because he physically assaulted
his ex-wife. The trial court previously found that the officer assaulted his wife of
less than a year at least 2 times over a 3 week period.

Will Immigrant Entrepreneurs Create New Jobs? Homeland Security Thinks So

hiringsign.jpgOn August 31 st , United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
published a rule proposal that if put into effect would give the Department Of
Homeland Security (DHS) the power to grant parole to eligible foreign
entrepreneurs. DHS could then allow qualifying people to enter and live in the
United States. An initial grant for two years, followed by a three-year grant, would
be available in order to allow qualifying entrepreneurs to oversee their projects.
There are three fairly simple criteria to qualify as a "foreign entrepreneur" under
the proposal:

Transgender School Bathroom Rules Challenged In Higher Courts

tran.jpgOn March 23, 2016 North Carolina passed a law which essentially requires that
transgendered or other individuals must use public restroom facilities only as per
their birth certificate gender. It is titled, "Public Facilities Privacy and Security
Act." It overrides any N.C. local or town ordinance that deals with public facilities
or institutions.