Women Arrested in a Child Custody Case

A thirty-three year old woman sat in court on Friday as her parental custody rights were terminated. She then seized her children from authorities, and fled the hearing with 2 other women. The 3 women and 5 juveniles left Allegheny County Children, Youth and Family custody hearing. Crosby’s Plan Video footage shows Ms. Crosby and Ms. Robinson leaving the courthouse. These ladies each had one child with them. When the third woman, Ms. Guyy, exited the court house she had three juveniles with her and began running from the property. Ms. Guyy, Ms. Crosby’s mother, was found at a bus […]

Do Rapists have Child Custody Rights?

In seventeen states and Washington, D.C., there is no law that explicitly restricts the parental rights of men that have children through rape.  This has created quite a legal issue as seen in the case below. Case of Parental Rights for Rapist One of the cases occurred in Massachusetts where a 14-year-old girl was raped and impregnated by a 20-year-old male, Jaime Melendez, in 2009.  In 2011, the male pleaded guilty to rape and was sentenced to 16 years in prison. In 2012, family court ordered Melendez to pay child support until the child was an adult.  The past two years have […]

Standard of Living Considered For Spousal Maintenance

Spousal maintenance is an issue that frequently comes up during a divorce.  It is commonly referred to as alimony and consists of one spouse making frequent payments to the other spouse as ordered by the courts. In a recent blog in The Huffington Post, it gave light to the common idea that after a divorce, individuals should still be able to “enjoy the standard of living to which they have become accustomed.” In California, their law says that the standard of living for spouses needs to be considered when determining spousal maintenance.  However, it can be frequently overlooked. When going through a divorce, […]

After an extensive amount of time in the courts, it was decided in July of 2014 that Clay Aiken, former runner-up on American Idol, is to receive child support from his five-year-old son’s mother. In 2008, Aiken and his then best friend, Jaymes Foster, decided that they would have a kid together.  Foster had been the executive producer of Aiken’s last three albums through RCA. Although Aiken has identified himself as a homosexual, they agreed to have a son and raise the son together. However, since 2008, they have been fighting over the custody.  Aiken has complained that he has not […]

Missing Boy Found Shows Signs of Abuse

On June 14, a 12-year-old boy went missing in Detroit. When he was found in his basement 11 days later signs of abuse were discovered. His father, Bothuell IV, was shocked he was found in the basement after he had previously release a plea to find him. The Boys Tragic Life: When found, Charles “Charlie” Bothuell V, had signs of abuse and neglect from his father and step-mother. He was transported to the hospital where doctor observed circular scars on his body. The young boy claimed he was disciplined with a PVC pipe. Using the pipe, his father would dig […]

Former “The View” hostess Sherri Shepherd and husband Lamar Sally, are in the process of a brutal divorce. Like most divorces, included in the squabble is child custody. Things get tricky for the former hostess, because the child is unborn and the mother to be doesn’t want anything to do with the child. Ultimately, a judge will choose who will be responsible for the care and financing of the conceived child, which is being conceived with a surrogate. Shepherd has no intention of raising the child or paying one cent. The baby was created with Sally’s sperm and a donated […]

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