Jul 02 2015

Virtual Visitation: A Help Or A Poor Substitute?

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In a recent article entitled “Child Visitation Hits the Internet” written and found on Lawyers.com, it is stated that in Illinois, the courts have the power to grant to parents the right to visit with their children via the internet. This type of visitation, dubbed by some as “e-visitation” is emerging as a new trend in

Jun 25 2015

Circumcision and the Courts: When Parents Can’t Agree

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As reported in a recent ABA Journal article found at abajournal.com, a Florida mother was arrested and jailed last week for contempt because of her refusal to cooperate with the court-ordered circumcision of her 4-year-old son. The parents have been fighting since pregnancy and the legal battle regarding the circumcision has been

Jun 18 2015

Is Spanking Abuse? A Long-Standing Debate

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According to a blog post found on preventchildabusenj.org, on January 26, 2011, the NJ Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a parent “slapping their child” did not constitute “child abuse”. The court’s ruling overturned an action by the NJ Division on Youth and Family Services (now DCCP) to remove a teenager from her

Apr 28 2015

Sofia Vergara Sued for her Embryos

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CNN reports that actress Sofia Vergara is being sued by her former fiancé, Nick Loeb, for custody of the couples frozen embryos. Loeb is attempting to prevent Vergara from destroying the frozen embryos. And, according to a Thursday report by Page Six, Loeb claimed that Vergara “demanded her friend and employee serve as the

Mar 03 2015

Should Sperm Donors Have Visitation Rights?

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In a possibly precedential case, slated to be heard by the New Jersey Appellate Decision, the rights of a sperm donor who donated sperm to a same sex couple in New Jersey may be upheld. Sheena and Tiara Yates, married in May of 2014, had a son in June of 2013 as the result of an at-home, physician-approved artificial insemination