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In the old days you might find the father of the bride behind a two-barrel shotgun to make sure the groom walked down the aisle to make an “honest woman” of his daughter. Today your father-in-law might just sue you if you stray from his daughter. At least that’s the case with on Chicago attorney, initials C.S.

C.S., in a lawsuit filed in Cook County, is demanding that his former son-in-law, S.L., reimburse him for the $75,000 dad paid toward S.L.’s wedding to his daughter. In addition, he wants $1 million for the emotional pain he suffered when he learned S.L. allegedly cheated on his daughter and gave her an STD before their December 2009 divorce.  (more…)

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When interfaith parents divorce, religion of the children can often become a contested issue, even if during the marriage they had agreed on how to raise the children.

The issue can be further complicated when one parent converted to the religion of the other spouse before or during the marriage, but then wants to revert back to a previous religion after the marriage—and convert the children as well.

How courts handle the issue, if it is brought before them, can be a delicate balance of separation of church and state while respecting each person’s right to freedom of religion. (more…)

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