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Cuba Allows US to Retrieve Kidnapper Parents

The parents of two children whose grandparents had just been granted custody of them have been jailed back in the United States after they kidnapped the boys and fled in a sailboat to Cuba.    Boat Trip to Cuba The FBI chased down Joshua Hakken and his wife Sharyn Hakken, who on Apr. 3 tied up Sharyn’s parents and made off with the two children, Cole, 4 years old, and Chase, 2, as well as the family dog. On Apr. …

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Posted 1 year ago in Child Custody and Support Divorce by Aaron Kase  
Deion Sanders Gains Full Custody of Kids in Bitter Divorce

Former football star Deion Sanders on Tuesday was granted full custody of his sons, ages 11 and 13, as part of a bitter divorce from his wife, Pilar. The estranged couple was given joint custody of their 9-year-old daughter. Sanders, 45, was one of the top defensive backs of all time in the National Football League, and also sustained a 9-year Major League Baseball career during the off-season. His time in the majors included stints with the New York Yankees, …

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Posted 1 year ago in Child Custody and Support Editors Picks by Aaron Kase  
Facebook Rants Can Cost You Custody of Your Child

A New York woman lost custody of her child to her former husband after calling the child an asshole on Facebook. An appeals court this month upheld a 2010 family court decision giving sole legal custody to the child’s father after finding that the arrangement would be in the best interest of the child. The couple had joint custody of their three children following their 2006 separation, with the father as the primary caregiver. However, after the mother requested to …

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When to Hire a Private Eye in Divorces [Video]

  Whether you’re considering divorce or are in the middle of one, do you wonder if you should hire a private investigator? Lawyers.com journalist Amber Statler-Matthews reports on what private eyes do in divorce cases. Divorce lawyer Dolly Hernandez, a partner at Rafool & Hernandez LLC in Miami, Florida, uses investigators in five to 10 percent of her cases. She explains the circumstances when detectives can help. Amber also speaks with one of the country’s best known private eyes, Dawn …

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Posted 1 year ago in Child Custody and Support by Aaron Kase  
Mississippi Considers Privatized Child Support Enforcement

The Mississippi House of Representatives passed a bill last week that would allow the state to privatize its child support enforcement functions. If the bill becomes law, the state could become the first to fully privatize enforcement. Mississippi’s Department of Human Services, which currently handles collections, is notoriously understaffed and underfunded, and in total, about $1.1 billion in child support is owed by non-custodial parents in the state. However, some lawmakers are skeptical, suggesting that the privatization measure is intended …

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