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November 2016 Archives

Appeals court upholds decision in Missouri frozen embryo case

Justices in the Missouri Court of Appeals have upheld a lower court ruling that a divorced St. Louis couple's frozen embryos are "marital property of a special character" as opposed to human beings. The couple, who stored the embryos conceived via in vitro fertilization in 2007, will have joint custody of them. Neither of them can use the embryos unless they have their ex-spouse's consent.

Obama reportedly seeking child support reforms for prisoners

As one of his last acts in office, President Barack Obama has indicated that he plans new regulations that would allow people who are incarcerated to modify the amount of child support they're required to pay while behind bars. A 2010 survey by the Obama administration found that the average amount of child support owed by prisoners was about $24,000.

Protecting your online information during divorce

If you're in the process of divorcing, the information on your and your spouse's electronic devices can be valuable for a variety of reasons. It can provide evidence of hidden assets, behavior that could affect child custody or spousal support and untrue statements that a spouse made in court documents.

Chicago Cubs World Series tickets at center of emergency petition

Harry Caray was the announcer for the Chicago Cubs home games for 17 years. His iconic glasses have had a place in Wrigley Field history for many years. With the Cubs' World Series win, fans took the time to place green apples on the grave of their beloved Cubs' fan.

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