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Archive, November 2012.

A Los Angeles judge recently determined that teen actress Ariel Winter should remain in her sister’s care and not return to her mother’s custody. The 14-year-old “Modern Family” star will remain with her sister for several more weeks. The ruling was decided upon by Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas considered a report by child protective investigators involving Winter’s mother, Chrisoula Workman. Investigators found evidence of emotional abuse toward Winter, according to Levanas. The agency planned to step in and take action of its own if Winter did not remain with a guardian. …

If this plan is passed, families with at-risk children over the age of 6 will no longer be eligible for support under the policy directive. A legal advocacy group that defends families that have been wrongly separated by the state welfare authorities, the Family Defense Center (FDC),is asking the government not to accept a policy directive by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services that will eliminate social service programs for thousands of children that are at risk of abuse and neglect. If the new policy is not blocked, any family, whose youngest child is over the age …

Non-payment of child support can have far-reaching consequences that a lot of non-custodial parents sometimes fail to think about when they stop making the court-ordered payments. Court ordered civil penalties can be exposed, and in severe cases, even incarceration. In Illinois, some other consequences include driver license or other professional business license suspension, assets seized, withholding of income tax refunds and lottery winnings and derogatory credit rating report. One other consequence that may also arise is public perception and reputation, especially if the person who owes …

People cite many different reasons for divorce. These reasons may include everything from infidelity, abandonment and even irreconcilable differences. However, a British woman may have one of the most unique reasons for seeking a divorce from her husband of several years. The 41 year old woman stated that her husband has a boring attitude toward sex and therefore serves as evidence of unreasonable behavior on his part. All of this came about after she read the book “Fifty Shades of Grey”. The woman states that she felt that her sex life was at a standstill so she did different things to …

Kimberly Buffington-Quaid has filed for legal separation, and according to the Los Angeles Times, a divorce is on its way. The couple has been married for eight years and had already planned to divorce in March. The original divorce filing stated that “the marriage has become insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities ... that destroys the legitimate ends of the marriage relationship and prevents any reasonable expectation of reconciliation.” However, earlier this year, the divorce proceedings were called off by Buffington-Quaid as the couple tried to fix their …
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