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Man can adopt despite robbery conviction

A man who was convicted of third degree robbery may adopt a child despite being automatically disqualified to do so under state law by his conviction, a New York court has ruled.

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Massachusetts enacts new alimony law

Massachusetts enacted legislation to reform the state’s alimony laws earlier this week, limiting the duration of alimony awards and providing for greater judicial discretion.

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Appeals court affirms dismissal of ‘bad mothering’ suit

A suit brought by adult children accusing their mother of intentional infliction of emotional distress as a result of “bad mothering” was properly dismissed because the plaintiffs failed to allege behavior that met the standard for extreme and outrageous conduct, ...

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Wife with good career could be denied alimony

A wife who had a well-paying job could be denied alimony in her divorce, even though her husband enjoyed a significantly higher income, the Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled in reversing a $1,250 per month award.

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