2158 ABA Journal Family Law articles.
States are implementing or updating their own laws to better protect and support survivors. While criminal protections may permit survivors to seal, vacate or expunge records or provide them with immunity, civil remedies can help them restore lost income and pay off significant debts.
Feb 1, 2020 1:04 AM CST
A custody litigant has filed a motion in an Iowa court seeking a “trial by combat” with his ex-wife and her lawyer.
Jan 15, 2020 4:25 PM CST
Lawyer appointed to pro bono case can’t avoid representation, federal judge rules
A Connecticut lawyer appointed as pro bono counsel in a prisoner’s civil rights case doesn’t qualify for an…
Jan 14, 2020 4:37 PM CST
The State of New York Commission on Judicial Conduct found that Judge William Edwards’ conduct was close to warranting removal, but because he had admitted his behavior warranted public discipline, censure was appropriate.
Jan 13, 2020 1:56 PM CST
The Montana Supreme Court has reversed a $35 million judgment against Jehovah’s Witnesses for failing to report that one of its members had been sexually abusing children for years.
Jan 13, 2020 1:40 PM CST
A Houston-area attorney was indicted by a grand jury Wednesday after being accused of trying to strangle his girlfriend—a county magistrate—last summer.
Jan 10, 2020 2:25 PM CST
In the news business, you can't take too much for granted. But while 2020 is sure to bring an abundance of surprises, we at the ABA Journal have plans in the works for new series, special projects and revamps of older products. Here's a look behind the editorial curtain at a few of the things you have to look forward to in 2020.
Jan 2, 2020 4:44 PM CST
A Stetson University law graduate who failed the bar exam twice has agreed to plead guilty to mail fraud and aggravated identity theft after prosecutors accused her of creating fictitious law firms and representing clients.
Nov 14, 2019 3:23 PM CST
A Texas prosecutor has been reassigned after a police union alleged that he asked whether an assault victim was “illegal” and then refused to file charges.
Nov 8, 2019 12:25 PM CST
The sons of a judge on Texas’ First Court of Appeals claim in a guardianship petition that she received a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease in October.
Nov 1, 2019 1:06 PM CDT
The Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled that an agreement to destroy frozen embryos upon divorce is a contract that can be enforced by one of the parties.
Nov 1, 2019 10:18 AM CDT
FBI to aid probe into slaying of US lawyer in Micronesia
The FBI is aiding the investigation into the Monday shooting death of U.S. lawyer Rachelle Bergeron, who was acting…
Oct 16, 2019 4:11 PM CDT
A Georgia lawyer who cited the Fifth Amendment in an ethics case accusing her of inappropriate conduct with a client has been disbarred after the allegations were deemed to have been admitted.
Oct 11, 2019 11:20 AM CDT
A lawyer who is also the assessor for Maricopa County, Arizona, is facing charges in three states for allegedly operating an illegal adoption scheme involving pregnant women from the Republic of the Marshall Islands.
Oct 10, 2019 2:17 PM CDT
Kevin Howard says his lawsuit against his ex-wife’s lover wasn’t just about the money.
“I believe in the sanctity of marriage,” Howard tells CNN. “Other families should see what…
Oct 7, 2019 11:12 AM CDT
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