Florida officer in custody battle charged with false report
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — A Florida police officer in the middle of an ongoing child custody fight is facing a charge of making a false report to child welfare authorities.
Preacher subdued with stun gun after struggle at church
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Police say they used a stun gun on a Massachusetts preacher because he was interfering in a child custody case.
Worcester police responded to the Cornerstone Baptist...
Convictions upheld for man who used disguise, stun gun
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The state supreme court has upheld aggravated assault and attempted kidnapping convictions against a Maine man who used a stun gun to attack a woman involved in a child...
MOSCOW (AP) — The Moscow prosecutor's office is asking for a 1-year-old boy to be removed from his parents' custody because they allegedly took their son to an unauthorized protest rally and let...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Boise prosecutors have been forced to notify defendants in dozens of cases that a police officer who was found to have lied under oath in one case, may have lied in other...
Woman involved in plotting double killing apologizes
LYONS, N.Y. (AP) — The wife of a former police chief apologized for her role in the fatal shooting of a couple on their upstate New York driveway at her sentencing Thursday.
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The estranged husband of a missing Connecticut mother of five made his first public comments Wednesday since her disappearance, saying he loves and misses his children as...
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Investigators say a Colorado man seeking full child custody made false statements about his common-law wife trying to shoot him.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — An 8-year-old girl kidnapped by her mother has been safely returned to authorities.
Wyoming, Delaware, police investigator Lt. Charles Groce tells The News Journal of...
SODUS, N.Y. (AP) — A 34-year-old former police chief from Texas has been convicted of murder for gunning down a couple in their western New York driveway amid a child custody...
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — A man has been ordered to trial on an attempted murder charge in a shooting during a child custody exchange in eastern Pennsylvania that left a man...
Taiwan to vote on formal recognition of same-sex marriage
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese legislators are scheduled to decide Friday on legalizing same-sex marriage, marking a potential first in Asia.
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a man was shot several times by his ex-girlfriend's boyfriend during a child custody exchange.
The shooting in Bethlehem occurred around 3 p.m....
Wisconsin court: Judge’s Facebook friendship could show bias
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge's decision to become Facebook friends with a woman whose child custody case he was hearing created at least the appearance of bias, a state appeals court...
Judge rules on child custody in murder case
NY man charged with setting ex-girlfriend on fire
TONAWANDA, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man accused of setting his ex-girlfriend on fire in an apparent domestic dispute over child custody now faces an attempted murder charge.
Jonathon White, of Tonawanda, was arraigned on Thursday in a Buffalo hospital.
Jessica Cameron, who was attacked last month, also remains hospitalized with extensive burns to her face, head and hands.
Former judge’s law license suspended for 30 days
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Supreme Court suspended the law license of a retired Clackamas County Circuit judge, finding that after he left the bench and went into private practice, he wrongly represented a man in a child custody case.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the court decided Thursday to suspend Steven Maurer's license for 30 days.
- Mohave Valley Daily NewsState not seeking death penalty in case of woman buried in barrelOctober 1, 2019
- Wilkes-Barre Citizens' VoiceChild Custody Dispute Prompts CYS Bomb ThreatJune 21, 2019
- The Journal GazetteCustody issue briefly locks down LutheranFebruary 6, 2019
- Idaho State JournalWoman feared ex-husband, sought support before murder-suicideJanuary 13, 2019
- Tribune-ReviewRostraver dad, girlfriend get probation for injuring woman in child custody incidentSeptember 23, 2018
Taiwanese reject legalizing same-sex unions in referendum
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Voters in Taiwan passed a referendum asking that marriage be restricted to one man and one woman, a setback to LGBT couples hoping their island will be the first place in Asia to let same-sex couples share child custody and insurance benefits.
Man who helped in parental kidnapping seeks to delay prison
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A Virginia businessman convicted of helping in a parental kidnapping is asking the nation's highest court to suspend the start of his prison term while he appeals.
The request to the U.S. Supreme Court, which the government opposes, comes three weeks before Philip Zodhiates (zoh-dee-AH'-tehs), of Waynesboro, is scheduled to begin a three-year prison term in Kentucky.
Sheriff: 2 killed in murder-suicide in southwest Missouri
OSCEOLA, Mo. (AP) — The St. Clair County Sheriff's Department says the deaths of two men in a shooting at a convenience store appear to be a murder-suicide.
KYTV reports the shooting happened Friday morning at "The Port" convenience store in Osceola.
Investigator: Ex-House member stiffed payment to private eye
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A private investigator says a former upstate New York congressman hired his firm to tail a woman as part of child custody matter, and then refused to pay the investigator for his services.
Donald Trump Jr., wife resolve child custody amid divorce
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge congratulated Donald Trump Jr. and his estranged wife, Vanessa, Thursday for resolving child custody issues as they proceed toward divorce.
State Supreme Court Justice Michael Katz began a brief proceeding in open court by saying he understood that they had agreed to resolve all issues regarding their five children and parental rights.
Lawyers said they expected a written agreement on child custody would be completed in several weeks.
MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) — A woman has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder for shooting the father of her child inside a Southern California McDonald's restaurant during a meeting to arrange a custody exchange.
The Riverside County District Attorney's Office says 38-year-old Amanda Jeanne Harwood of Big Bear entered the plea Tuesday and was immediately sentenced to 50 years to life in prison.
Harwood shot 39-year-old Joseph Henning of Oceanside on Oct. 9, 2015, at a McDonald's in Menifee.
The Latest: Kansas woman held after 3 children found ill
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on Kansas mother jailed after three children injured after apparently being given a unsafe substance (all times local):
Olathe police say a woman involved in a child custody dispute with her ex-husband is in jail after apparently giving her three children a substance meant to harm them.
Because of the rising popularity of online exchange forms and the need for a safe area for child custody exchanges, the Norfolk Police Division has initiated a new Trade Safe Program.
Firebombing Suspect Has History Of Threatening Caseworkers
WILKES-BARRE — The Plains Twp. man accused of firebombing the Luzerne County Children and Youth Services building amid a child custody battle last year has a long history of threatening caseworkers, according to court documents filed Monday.
- Business WireKentucky Conference to Explore Issues of Family Alienation and Shared Child CustodyAugust 22, 2019
- Business WireKentucky Conference to Explore Issues of Family Alienation and Shared Child CustodyFebruary 20, 2019
- ACCESSWIREThe Stevens Firm Divorce Lawyers of Spartanburg Launch Child Custody Law ServiceAugust 29, 2018
Police create ‘safe exchange zone’ in Tennessee city
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A police department in Tennessee has created a "safe exchange zone" for transactions and child custody exchanges.
Chattanooga police said in a statement Wednesday that the area is in front of the Police Service Center. It will have several video cameras to ensure safe transactions.
Police Chief David Roddy tells news outlets the cameras are on 24 hours a day, and that the system stores recordings for about 30 days.
Connecticut looks to help low-income residents in civil cases
State officials are looking at ways to help the large percentage of the state’s population who lack the means to hire lawyers in civil court cases involving such issues as child custody, domestic violence and evictions.
Criminal defendants are guaranteed legal help, often through the public defenders office, but no such guarantee is given in civil cases, and the state estimates that more than 90 percent of poorer residents cannot afford to hire lawyers on their own.
Letter: This is why shared parenting bill is necessary
The Detroit News recently printed a column written by a local divorce lawyer entitled "Shared custody bill ignores reality" (Nov. 14). The article acknowledges "it is in the best interests of children to be raised by two loving parents dedicated to their children's upbringing and well-being." Yet, the attorney concludes that such a statement "presupposes that every child has two such adults in their lives." There is no need to reform divorce law in Michigan, he argues, because it's working out just fine the way it is.
Mom in rape custody case: State benefits cut
The woman who became tangled in a child custody case involving her rapist says the state has informed her she will lose food stamps and health care for her 8-year-old son, in part because of a GoFundMe account that has raised more than $100,000 on her behalf.
The woman, who has asked to be identified by her first name, Tiffany, said Wednesday she received a call from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services notifying her of the benefit cutoff.
Questions of child custody follow fatal Spokane Valley stabbing
What happens to the child of a homicide victim when the suspected killer is the father? It’s a question most families don’t expect to have to answer.
But on Tuesday, one family did, after Jamie R. Bradshaw was allegedly stabbed to death by her ex-boyfriend David M. Campbell in the driveway of her Spokane Valley home. The two share an 8-year-old autistic and diabetic son together, family say.
Texan gets life in prison for 2015 slaying of ex-son-in-law
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A West Texas man must serve to life in prison for the 2015 fatal shooting of his ex-son-in-law over what prosecutors call a child custody dispute.
Javier Arellano Quiñones (keen-YOH'-nays) was sentenced Friday in El Paso. Jurors convicted the El Paso man of murder and of interfering with child custody — his granddaughter.
William Wolff was a community college professor when he slain in December 2015. He'd recently won custody of his then-2-year-old daughter.
Judge takes away child custody from convicted rapist
Sandusky — A Sanilac County judge rescinded an order Tuesday he gave last month granting a convicted rapist partial custody of a child conceived during his sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl in 2008.
Judge Gregory Ross scheduled the hearing last week after controversy erupted over his ruling that gave parental rights to Christopher Mirasolo, 27, of Brown City.
Mother who ignored deal to vaccinate son to share custody
PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan judge has reduced the child custody rights of a woman who was jailed for five days for not following through on an agreement to vaccinate her 9-year-old son.
Oakland County Judge Karen McDonald ruled Wednesday that Rebecca Bredow will no longer have primary custody of the boy but will have joint custody with her ex-husband, James Horne.
Former Missouri deputy sentenced to death in double killing
ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — A former sheriff's deputy and Missouri correctional officer who was convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend in a child custody dispute was sentenced to death Friday.
State Supreme Court to review overturned kidnapping case
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will review the case of a man accused of kidnapping his daughter, prompting a standoff with police.
The Altoona Mirror reports that the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office has requested that the state Supreme Court review an appellate court's decision to overturn 34-year-old Tex Ortiz's kidnapping conviction while upholding his child custody interference conviction.
Cook County court for unwed parents quietly disappears
CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County's parentage court has been abolished in response to a new round of possible legal action over its constitutionality and an acknowledgment of larger social changes.
Experts say Cook County was the only large court jurisdiction in the U.S. that sent divorcing parents with custody issues through one set of courtrooms and single parents through another.
Cook County's Parentage and Child Support Court was abolished in February, the Chicago Tribune reported.
LINCOLN COUNTY JAIL BOOKINGS
Sept. 6: Edward Hagert, 38, unauthorized use of financial device,
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Timothy B. Scholer, 26, first degree sexual assault-two counts,
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Victoria Azarenka withdraws from U.S. Open amid child custody dispute
Azarenka withdraws from US Open amid child custody dispute
NEW YORK (AP) — Two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka withdrew from the U.S. Open on Monday because she was unable to resolve a custody dispute with her infant son's father.
The 28-year-old star from Belarus gave birth to her first child in December and she returned to the tour in June. She detailed the dispute with the boy's father in a long Twitter post last week, saying she might not be able to bring her son with her to New York.
Former Missouri law officer convicted of double murder
ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — A former Dent County sheriff's deputy and state correctional officer has been convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend during a child custody dispute.
Woman who sought hitman to get money, child custody from ex sent to prison
Father suspected of killing his 2 children, self
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Police say a man in a child custody dispute is suspected of killing his children before hanging himself inside his Santa Rosa apartment.
The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/2sMN2MO ) deputies discovered the bodies Monday after the children's mother contacted authorities because their father didn't returned them to her Sunday night as agreed.
Revamp child support policies
Men today know there are many ways to be a good father, but child custody and child support policies judge fathers in one narrow way: money. As a result, some fathers lose contact with their children because they are struggling economically, not because of what kind of fathers they are. That’s bad for them and bad for their kids.
Woman accused of seeking hitman to get money, child custody from ex takes plea deal
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Prescott say three officers were hurt when they were attacked by a 33-year-old Kirtland man.
A police news release says officers were gathering information about a child custody issue Wednesday night when a vehicle drove toward them at high speed and nearly struck the officers.
Utah, Mexico update agreement about duties in child custody cases
Lawyer fee ruling overturned in international custody case
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A court on Monday overturned an order for a Connecticut financier to pay nearly $90,000 in attorney fees racked up by a British television host during a long-running and bitter international child custody dispute.