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Getting 50/50 split in finances in ‘messy’ divorce settlement

Welcome to Sisters In Law, news.com.au’s weekly column solving all of your legal problems. This week, our resident lawyers and real-life sisters Alison and Jillian Barrett from Maurice Blackburn help a woman going through a messy divorce.

QUESTION: I‘m going through a very messy divorce that gets worse by the day. I’m not proud of it but I had an affair which ended up being the final nail in the coffin for our already dead 15-year marriage. We have two kids together and have decided to do 50/50 custody. The biggest problems we’re having are over money – I’m from a much wealthier family than him and my parents gave us the deposit for our first house and also gave us lump sums of cash to tide us over when I was on maternity leave. Apart from when I was on maternity leave, we’ve always earned similar amounts and put

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Benjamin Crump appears in Cocoa alongside families of teens shot by deputy

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Handfuls of white balloons floated into the sky above Provost Park in Cocoa Saturday afternoon. Just moments before they were being held by the families and friends of A.J. Crooms and Sincere Pierce, the two teenagers shot and killed by a Brevard County Sheriff’s Office deputy Nov. 13. 

The deaths of 18-year-old Pierce and 16-year-old Crooms have sparked anger and protest locally amid the nationwide debate over policing in America. 

National figure and civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump came to Brevard County Saturday, and along with his co-counsel Natalie Jackson, spoke to the media and supporters of the families, saying that he would be seeking justice for the teens. 

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Maradona’s lawyer hits out at the ‘lonely’ and ‘unclear’ death of star



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The lawyer Angelo Pisani is the man who saved Diego Armando Maradona from the clutches of the Italian tax authorities by giving the ‘Pibe de Oro’ the opportunity to return freely to Italy without the risk of having his earrings or Rolex torn off his wrist for tax evasion.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with MailOnline Pisani, still in shock, Pisani talks about the sad solitary death of one of the world’s greatest footballers and his former client.

Anger is clear in Pisani’s voice as he speaks about the event which has dominated headlines the world over this week, with football losing arguably its greatest ever player to step onto the field. 



Diego Maradona, Angelo Pisani sitting next to a man in a suit and tie: Diego Maradona seen with his lawyer Angelo Pisani (right). Pisani, angered by the superstar's death, feels Maradona should have been in Naples rather than his native Argentina


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Diego Maradona seen with his lawyer Angelo Pisani (right). Pisani, angered by the superstar’s death, feels Maradona should have been in Naples rather than his native

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Ask the law: ‘Does filing of a civil suit have to be preceded by a criminal case in UAE?’

The criminal case does not deal with the cause, amount and circumstances of the cheque, which are examined by civil courts.
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Claiming cheque value

Question: I had a cheque from a person that I submitted to the bank, but the bank refused to accept the cheque because it had been issued more than five years ago. I also tried to file a complaint with the police, but they too informed me that it was not possible to open a police case because the legal time-frame to open a case had expired. My question is, does this mean that my right to claim the cheque has been lost? Does the civil law allow a civil suit to be filed even five years after a cheque is issued? Does the law require filing a criminal report against the cheque issuer and then filing a civil case? Please advise.

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In fresh blow to Trump, U.S. court rejects Pennsylvania election case

(Reuters) -A federal appeals court on Friday rejected an attempt by U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign to block President-elect Joe Biden from being declared the winner of Pennsylvania, dealing another significant setback to Trump’s bid to overturn the Nov. 3 election.

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump during a brief appearance in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 24, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

“Free, fair elections are the lifeblood of our democracy. Charges of unfairness are serious. But calling an election unfair does not make it so,” wrote Stephanos Bibas on behalf of a three-judge panel.

“Charges require specific allegations and then proof. We have neither here,” wrote Bibas, who was nominated by Trump.

The Trump campaign and its supporters have tried and failed to convince judges of election irregularities in Michigan, Georgia, Arizona and Nevada, all critical to Biden’s victory.

“Voters, not lawyers,

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As courts deny Trump election challenges, president says Biden must prove votes were cast legally

One day after President Donald Trump said he would leave the White House on January 20 barring a massive revolt from Electoral College voters, Trump walked back his statement on Friday.

In a tweet, Trump says that President-elect Joe Biden will only be allowed in the White House if he can prove that he had 80 million votes. In America, voters cast private ballots. Once a vote is tabulated, it is no longer traced to the voter. Lawmakers put in measures such as secret ballots in the late 1800s amid an era of voter intimidation. Non-secret ballots are generally a violation of international law.

“Biden can only enter the White House as President if he can prove that his ridiculous ‘80,000,000 votes’ were not fraudulently or illegally obtained,” Trump tweeted. “When you see what happened in Detroit, Atlanta, Philadelphia & Milwaukee, massive voter fraud, he’s got a big unsolvable problem!”

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Solicitor sees up to 30% rise in separation and divorce cases arising from Covid

Cork solicitor Sinead McNamara has seen a 20 per cent to 30 per cent increase in separation and divorce cases arising from the Covid-19 restrictions.

“There is always a spike after Christmas because people have been living in close proximity, under pressurised conditions, for a period of time, and it focuses the mind and they make decisions. So Covid has been a little bit like the Christmas period in that regard,” she told The Irish Times.

A partner with Fitzgerald Legal and Advisory, Ms McNamara has been working in the family law area for 20 years, working with clients from across Munster.

The rise in inquiries coming into the firm’s Lapps Quay office in Cork City comes from the way couples are spending more time in each other’s company because of the pandemic.

“If there were little cracks in the relationship pre-Covid then living under the microscope, where both parties

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Civil rights attorney Bruce Boynton dead at 83

Nov. 27 (UPI) — Bruce Boynton, a civil rights activist and attorney who helped inspire the historic Freedom Rides of 1961, has died. He was 83.

Former Alabama Sen. Hank Sanders announced the death of Boynton, a longtime friend, on Facebook earlier this week.

Boynton was arrested in 1958 after refusing to leave the “Whites-only” section of a bus station restaurant in Richmond, Va., while traveling on a bus bound for Alabama.

“Even though I didn’t expect to be served, I expected something like, ‘It’s not me. It’s the law,’ ” he later told a historian. “But the White waitress called the manager who put his finger in my face” and told him “Move,” using a racial slur. “That crystallized what I was going to do,” he added. “I did not move.”

Boynton, a student at Howard University Law School in Washington, D.C., was convicted of misdemeanor trespassing, but challenged

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Pomerantz Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action against Fortress Biotech, Inc. Certain Officers – FBIO

NEW YORK, Nov. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Pomerantz LLP announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed against Fortress Biotech, Inc.  (“Fortress” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:FBIO) and certain of its officers.  The class action, filed in United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and docketed under 20-cv-05767, is on behalf of a class consisting of all persons and entities other than Defendants that purchased or otherwise acquired Fortress securities between December 11, 2019 and October 9, 2020, both dates inclusive (the “Class Period”), seeking to recover damages caused by Defendants’ violations of the federal securities laws and to pursue remedies under Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder, against the Company and certain of its top officials.

If you are a shareholder who purchased Fortress securities during the class

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Biden was pilloried for his criminal justice record. During his presidency, advocates expect change.

As President-elect Joe Biden prepares his transition into the White House, he is facing mounting expectations to bring about sweeping change on criminal justice reform.

As the author of the 1994 crime bill, which was credited in part as ushering in a wave of mass incarceration of mostly Black men, and a vocal proponent of harsh policies during the “war on drugs” era, Biden has a long and often-criticized record on the issue.

He is also coming into power after his predecessor President Donald Trump signed into law one of the most significant changes to the federal criminal justice system in the 21st century. The First Step Act was the result of a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers, civil rights groups, and grassroots activists. Experts said it was a monumental step forward after years of criminal justice reform and “tough on crime” policies being used as a political cudgel in Washington.

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