Daily Archives: January 9, 2012 - 3 results

Posted 5 years ago in Jury Awards by David Baarlaer  
Editor’s Choice: Top Five Legal News Stories of the Day

Here are some news items we thought would interest you. Child sex abuser back in jail, and hopefully for good! For 10 years, Robert Eugene Frost ran a day care center in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, a small city near Birmingham. That was until the center closed down last year after Frost was arrested on charges he sexually abused two 5-year-old girls at the center. Frost, who’s now 75 years old, was released on bond last February, and was required to stay …

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Posted 5 years ago in Divorce by Aaron Kase  
Facebook Cited In One Third of Divorce Cases, Survey Shows

The phenomenon has grown into cliché: A marriage long grown stale through rote gestures and the drudgery of childrearing. An old flame pops up on Facebook. Innocent flirting ensues. Next thing you know, you’ve got an STD test in one hand and divorce papers in the other. What happened? Facebook cited as a factor in one third of UK divorces last year No surprise to divorce lawyers in the U.S. Social media turns up as evidence in front of judge …

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Posted 5 years ago in Child Custody and Support by Heather McGowan  
$35 Billion in Child Support Owed in US — but only 41% is Paid

  The picture for parents with young children who are owed child support is grim, and it is getting worse, according to a recent report by the US Census Bureau. The percentage of custodial parents getting full payment is dropping at an alarming rate. Fewer parents received child support in 2009 when compared to 2007 payment percentages. Only 41.2 percent of parents received the full amount of support due in 2009, compared with 46.9 percent in 2007. Hundreds of thousands …

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