Louisville Film Society hosts outdoor family movie nights 2020

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Are you ready for a night out at the movies? The Louisville Film Society is making a night at the movies possible with a series of socially-distanced Family Film Nights held on the lawn at the Mellwood Arts Center,

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Carolyn Hax: She’s not game for her in-law’s family feuds

How to cope other than to yell that I think they are all royally [messed] up and should stop interacting at all if this is the best they can do?

In-Law: Well, that’s one opinion. They apparently think otherwise.

I’m with you, but it’s not our call.

As long as their drama merely annoys you vs. causing you harm, then you have the option to just accept this as the channel they’re tuned to and to quit hoping they’ll put on something more interesting.

That analogy is personal for me: The literal version, a TV on constantly when no one’s really watching it, makes me crazy — but it’s not actively harmful to me. So when I’m visiting people’s homes or stuck in waiting rooms where the TV blares away unwatched, I put up with it. I want the people in my life or I need the appointment, so I

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Republican Senate candidate’s law firm set bankruptcy of mass shooting victim’s family into motion

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Bryant Corky Messner

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After ammunition and body armor retailers were unsuccessfully sued by the parents of Jessica Ghawi, who was killed in a 2012 mass shooting, the companies sought to recoup their legal fees. According to the victim’s mother, her family declared bankruptcy after it was ordered to pay more than $200,000 by a judge. Now, Corky Messner, the Republican whose law firm represented one of the retailers, is running for a U.S. Senate seat in New Hampshire on a staunchly pro-gun platform.

Messner told WMUR last month that he opposed any gun control measures, and he would support rolling back some existing gun safety laws already on the books. Messner has touted his endorsement from the National Association of Gun Rights, which has attacked the National Rifle Association (NRA) for being “soft” and has called for “absolutely NO COMPROMISE

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New Jersey lawmakers advance bill to formally repeal ‘family cap’ welfare law

New Jersey is on the brink of scrapping a controversial state law barring families receiving welfare from getting a larger stipend if the mother gives birth while receiving government benefits.



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New Jersey lawmakers advance bill to formally repeal ‘family cap’ welfare law

Lawmakers in both chambers of the state legislature this week passed a bill informally known as the family cap law, which original sponsors intended as a disincentive for women on welfare from having more children. The bill repealing the law now heads to Gov. Phil Murphy’s (D) desk.

Murphy’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill regarding his intentions.

Should it become law, the bill would add at least $1.1 million to the state budget, according to an approximation from the nonpartisan Office of Legislative Services.

New Jersey was the first state to implement the so-called family cap

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Three Ways a Family Law Attorney Can Help You

Learning about family law can be a difficult and emotional process for you and your loved ones. After all, you might seek an attorney to help with a divorce or negotiate the terms of guardianship and alimony. Before you try to navigate the complexities of the legal system alone, be sure to consider the value of legal assistance.

An Evolving and Complex System

Legal codes are constantly evolving and adapting to new policies made at every level of government. This means family law is a complicated system and should only be navigated with the support of a knowledgeable and experienced attorney. After all, all lawyers are required by the American Bar Association to pursue ongoing education throughout their career.

As an example of these complexities, child support payments are determined by a fixed formula based on variables like income and assets, while alimony is based on demonstrating a need and … Read More

Find a Good Family Law Attorney

If you are in need of locating a good attorney, one who specializes in family law, then you need someone who can look after your interests as well as the interests of your children. I have listed five options to help you find the attorney who is right for you.

1. Check with Friends, Family – People you know can be an excellent resource to help you locate a family law attorney. Somebody you know probably has been through a similar experience; their advice and support can be useful to you.

2. The Bar Association – A local or state bar association can be a wonderful resource as they will tell you which of their members specialize in Family Law. Get a hold of that list, contact the attorneys directly, and interview them. Typically, your first visit is free so that you can learn what the family law attorney will … Read More

Collaborative Family Law

For people who are divorcing or dealing with other family law problems this is an alternative type of resolution process. The ones in these cases work to reach a solution together along with a family attorney. In some cases, they also have the help of financial advisors and mental health counselors. When collaborative family law is chosen the solutions to the family law matters is done without going to court. It is a process that is meant to be less adversarial than dispute-resolution processes in other types of family law. The ultimate goal is to come in an agreement that is in the best interest for all parties involved, which can include children.

Collaborative family law was originally developed to be used in the divorce process. To use this process, both parties need to agree to participate in this out-of-court process. It will not be effective if either party does … Read More

Family Law Facilitator – Getting Help From Family Law Facilitators

This article provides information on what a family law facilitator (herein after referred to as “facilitator”) is and can and cannot do in terms of providing you assistance with your family legal situation. Each California Superior Court should have an attorney or facilitator office (sometimes called the family court clinic) that can provide free help with your family legal related matters. These attorneys work at the court facilitator’s office. Some facilitator office’s have both attorneys and paralegals on staff to provide non-legal assistance to consumers seeking help with their family legal issues.

What a Family Law Facilitator Can Do – The services provided at the California Superior Court by each facilitator office at can vary. In some counties the family law facilitator can show you how to fill out court forms, help you with your dissolution or divorce or child custody issues while others do not. Some counties limit the … Read More

Family Law Judge

Family law covers a wide range of legal issues involving children and marriage, and a family law judge is the one that presides over these cases. They may hear cases that are related to child custody, divorce, termination of a parent’s rights, and questionable paternity. They may also decide monetary matters for those that have cases in family law. For example, a family law judge may decide whether to grant child or spousal support and the total that should be given. In some courts, the judge may preside over cases of child neglect and abuse.

Such a judge applies the law in their jurisdiction to the parties that appear before them in court, including the families and attorney. The judge will preside over hearings, trials, and makes the decisions in accordance to the law and are fair. Before they hand down their ruling, the judge will usually listen to each … Read More

Family Law Attorney – Their Services

This is a branch of the law that deal with domestic relations and family matters like marriage, adoption, child abuse, child abduction, property settlements, child support and visitation, and more. It is also referred to as matrimonial law. In many jurisdictions, family courts are the ones with the most-crowded court dockets. The attorney who handles these types of cases is called a family law attorney or lawyer. The main two issues that this lawyer would handle are legal separations and divorce. During these issues, the attorney would attempt to dive marital property, advocate the amount that should be paid for alimony and child support, settle child custody issues, and set visitation rights. In divorce and separation cases, each party will have their own family law attorney. If no settlement can be reached for any issues they could be taken into the court and they judge would usually issue the final … Read More