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A divorced mother won a battle that allows her to keep her children in Missouri after her ex-husband moved from the Show-Me state to Israel, ruled the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Tamar Barzilay says in the court documents that when she took their children on a vacation to Israel in summer 2006, her ex, Sagi, who had moved to Israel six months prior, under a year after their January 2005 divorce, forced her to sign documents agreeing to move permanently with the children to Israel by August 2009.  She signed, but said she never had any intention of complying. (more…)

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A 10-year legal battle over a divorced woman’s request to be implanted with the embryos she and her ex-husband had frozen and stored might not be over given a recent ruling from the 8th Circuit federal appeals court that says it lacked jurisdiction to hear her claim against the medical center that will not release the embryos to her. She does, however, have other options available to her without having to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Dennis Hopper’s estranged wife and 7-year-old daughter Galen can live in the guest house at his Venice, CA property while the couple resolve their bitter divorce case, a judge ruled today, according to the Associated Press.

Victoria Duffy Hopper said in court filings that the divorce from their 14-year marriage was an attempt to cut her out of her inheritance, an accusation that has been denied by the 73-year-old “Easy Rider” actor who is battling terminal prostate cancer. (more…)

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A new bill under consideration by the Tennessee State Legislature would evenly split parenting time between divorcing parents with exceptions only being made when one parent can prove the other is completely unfit, or the parents otherwise agree to their own parenting-time schedule.

It must be noted that many other articles on the ‘net refer to “custody” vs “parenting time.”  These phrases are not interchangeable.  The bill before the Tennessee legislature is about equal parenting time, not joint legal custody.  Yes there is a big difference. (more…)

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Sometimes settling a case can actually be unsettling. A Melbourne, Australia man involved in a custody battle faces murder charges for allegedly dropping his 4-year-old daughter off a bridge apparently a day after he and the mother of his three children reached a settlement to share custody. No doubt the mom will be back in Court and will obtain custody of the other two children. Police say the dad is, “psychologically unfit.” Duh.

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