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539 U.S. 558

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LAWRENCE et al.v.TEXAS
No. 02-102.
Supreme Court of United States.
Argued March 26, 2003.
Decided June 26, 2003.

Responding to a reported weapons disturbance in a private residence, Houston police entered petitioner Lawrence’s apartment and saw him and another adult man, petitioner Garner, engaging in a private, consensual sexual act. Petitioners were arrested and convicted of deviate sexual intercourse in violation of a Texas statute forbidding two persons of the same sex to engage in (more...)

7 Things You Need To Know About Pets And Divorce

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If your pet is family to you, then there are 7 things you need to know about pets and divorce.
Perhaps the single most important thing to know is that while your pet is a member of your family, the law in most places of the U.S. treats your pet as property. That means that if you and your STBX can’t come to an agreement on sharing your pet and a judge has to decide what (more...)

Nov 28, The best professional, and personal, relationship advice

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Category: Better Relationships | Author: Elly Prior | First published: 09-05-2012 | Modified: 01-12-2017

You may be looking for quality relationship advice when you simply have some questions that you can’t quite answer by yourself.
Or, you may be at the point where it feels as though your relationship’s in real trouble. In which case, if you want to save it, you’re going to need the very best professional relationship advice for (more...)

Ben Affleck and New Girlfriend Move In Together

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Ben Affleck and his new leading lady Lindsay Shookus have moved to the next level in their relationship.
The actor and Saturday Night Live producer first went public with their romance last summer in July. Months later, the two are shacking up in a luxurious apartment in New York City. It was reported the two were apartment hunting in October, and now it looks like they found the perfect place in the Upper West Side to share when Ben (more...)

Factors Considered In Granting Grandparent Custody & Visitation Rights

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By Gerald A. Maggio, Esq.
The laws for visitation rights of the grandparents may vary from state to state. Over the years, decisions taken by the courts have undergone a lot of changes. Thus, each state has a different set of laws and rules.
Grandparents are only awarded visitation rights when specific conditions laid down by the court are adhered to. Conditions to get custody rights for the grandparents may vary from that of visitation rights. As grandparents, you (more...)

Understanding The California Domestic Partnership Law

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By Gerald A. Maggio, Esq.
The California Domestic Partnership Law was cemented by Assembly Bill 2015. The bill states that registered domestic partners will have equal rights, benefits and protections like spouses. They will also be subjected to same responsibilities, duties and obligations under the California state law, independent of these deriving from statutes, court rules and administrative positions or other law sources or provisions. Such protections will be applied from the date the couple registers themselves as domestic (more...)

Tips for Single Divorced Moms

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By Gerald A. Maggio, Esq.
Are you a single divorced mom? There is a high possibility of dealing with the process of healing your pain as a result of your murky divorce. Moreover, you also had to take up the added responsibility of taking care of your children mostly not only that, you need to arrange for meals for your family, deal with your former husband who could be irrational at times and have a roof over the head (more...)

3 Tips on Effective Co-Parenting After Divorce

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By Gerald A. Maggio, Esq.
It is not easy to be a co-parent, especially after you have split from your spouse and your relationship with your former partner is strained. You may have apprehensions about the parenting abilities of your ex-spouse, worried about your child support or stressed about some issues. You could also be tired of the ongoing conflict and feel that all that animosity between you and ex-partner will never disappear.
However, when you co-parent in an (more...)

Honey, I Shrunk The 401K

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When Lance and Cynthia Baldwin talked to their attorneys about a divorce after seven years of marriage, the first question each lawyer asked was not, “Who will get custody of the children,” it was “What will you do about the 401(k)?”
In a situation which occurs often but is not understood well, a lifetime of socking away money can be determined by what you signed years ago when beneficiaries were designated. If the document (more...)

Name 4,000 Things We Don’t Have In Common

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“I’m never getting married again,” said a thrice-divorced man to his friend. “I’m just going to find a woman I hate and buy her house.”
The man’s idea of shortening the gap between finding “Mrs. Right” and divorce court is becoming truer in America each day. With over 50% of couples splitting up, it may be wiser and cost-effective.
The New York Times recently listed “The (more...)