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  • Sarah Jessica Parker returns to HBO with comedy ‘Divorce’

    Sarah Jessica Parker returns to HBO with comedy ‘Divorce’

    Sarah Jessica Parker's HBO follow-up to "Sex and the City" is a comedy about marital woes. The cable channel said Thursday that Parker will star in a half-hour series titled "Divorce." She plays a woman who finds that making a break from her marriage is harder than anticipated. Thomas Haden Church ("Spider-Man 3," ''Sideways") plays her husband. Also in the cast are Molly Shannon and Talia Balsam as close friends of Parker's character, Frances.

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  • Ind. program to resolve divorce, custody disputes sees uptick in caseload

    Every day, a court-sponsored program in Indiana works with families struggling with divorce, custody battles and child support disputes. Their goal is to help resolve arguments, get cases through the court system faster and help families reach a resolution so they can move on. In nearly a decade, the county's court mediation program, also called the alternative dispute resolution program, has doubled its number of cases. Last year, the program took on nearly 700 cases, director Dustin Matern said.

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  • Sentence’s ban against child contact reversed

    A defendant who pleaded guilty to failing to register as a sex offender could not be prohibited, as a condition of supervised release, from having personal contact with minors or residing with minors, the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled. The defendant argued that the sentencing conditions impermissibly interfered with his constitutional right to raise his child.

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Human trafficking: Danger grows in our own backyard

Victims of human trafficking are often thrust into this criminal activity by deception or blackmail, with the perpetrators targeting vulnerable populations — generally females between the ages of 14-21, often with backgrounds that include early childhood trauma, a history of being sexually assaulted, witnessing community violence or parental neglect.

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Legislation Watch: Estate planning strategies under attack in recent budget proposals

The Obama Administration’s 2015 budget contained several proposals addressing estate and gift tax planning that were carried over from the 2014 proposals. Taxpayers considering any ...

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Same-sex prenups: Consider this before the nuptials

Same-sex prenups: Consider this before the nuptials

The legalization of same-sex marriage in Maryland went into effect on Jan. 1, 2013 after a voter referendum. Just six months later, on June 26, ...

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Carol G. Cooper and F. Kirk Kolodner: Spotlight on “Twilight” Alimony

Establishing, modifying or terminating alimony can be challenging, especially when one or both parties is approaching retirement age.

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