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Understanding the impact and how legal professionals can help

A rite of passage into adulthood can take many forms. In some traditions, it might be learning a prayer or important dance, or going off into the woods on a solo adventure/journey.

A more modern rite of passage for kids is going to the courthouse during their parents’ divorce proceedings to talk to judges about their living situations, about who does the majority of the parenting and about whom they feel the closest feelings of warmth and love.

The California Family Code’s Section 3042 is not unlike the code sections of many other states. As children get older, their voices begin to get louder. In California, children who are 14 years old have the right to address the court, while the court may elect to hear from children younger than 14. Other states use the language “sufficient age and capacity to reason” or something similar.

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Money-obsessed husband, 70, may die behind bars for murdering his estranged wife

Michael Reader (pictured), 70, blasted Marion Price, 63, with a shotgun

A money-obsessed pensioner has been found guilty of murdering his estranged wife in a drive-by shotgun attack after he was ordered to pay her a £10,000 divorce settlement.

Michael Reader, 70, blasted Marion Price, 63, with a shotgun as she sat in her car outside her home in Earls Barton, Northamptonshire, after spending months tracking her movements. 

A court heard he carried out the ‘cold, calculated murder’ because he ‘bitterly resented’ being told to pay his former partner £10,000 just a few days earlier.

He killed Ms Price as he drove by her Vauxhall Corsa on his motorbike, shooting her once through the window before she had taken off her seatbelt.

Ms Price’s brother and son-in-law later discovered the grandmother-of-three’s blood-soaked body slumped in the front seat of the car on December 15 last year.

Emergency services rushed to

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Erika & Tom Girardi Sued for Allegedly Using Divorce to Embezzle Money to Fund ‘Lavish’ Lifestyle

One month after Erika Girardi filed for divorce from husband Tom Girardi, the couple has been sued for allegedly using their split to embezzle money.



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Erika Girardi and Tom Girardi

According to a complaint filed in an Illinois federal court Wednesday, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star and her lawyer husband are being sued by law firm Edelson PC on behalf of several families who lost loved ones in a Boeing plane crash.

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The documents, obtained by PEOPLE, detail how Tom and Erika — also known as Erika Jayne — allegedly embezzled settlement funds meant to help the families of victims on Lion Air Flight 610.

“Tom has resorted to embezzling the proceeds of settlements that should have been directed to his clients

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Lawsuit alleges a ‘Real Housewives’ star’s divorce is a ‘sham’ to hide money meant for plane crash victims represented by her lawyer husband



Erika Jayne posing for the camera: A new lawsuit claims that Erika Jayne's divorce from husband Tom Girardi is a "sham" to hide embezzled money. Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 2 Presented by Amazon Prime Video


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A new lawsuit claims that Erika Jayne’s divorce from husband Tom Girardi is a “sham” to hide embezzled money. Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 2 Presented by Amazon Prime Video

  • A new lawsuit viewed by Insider says that Erika Jayne’s divorce from lawyer husband Tom Girardi is a “sham” to hide embezzled money.
  • In November, Jayne filed for divorce from Girardi after 21 years of marriage, citing “irreconcilable differences.”
  • But a recently filed complaint accuses Girardi of embezzling money from clients, including the “widows and orphans” of the Lion Air Flight 610 crash.
  • Lion Air Flight 610 crashed in October 2018, killing all 189 people onboard. 
  • Girardi’s law firm represented the families of multiple victims. The new suit claims he kept settlement funds from them to help fund his and
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Firm builds its brand on compassionate divorce law





They began the practice with the premise of providing a personalized touch for any client with a legal need, whether it was a criminal case, a personal injury claim or representation in a divorce.

Wesley, Clark & Peshkin LLP wasn’t out to become the biggest law firm in Rochester, just one that truly cared about clients.

“Our …
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New Lawsuit Alleges Erika Jayne’s Divorce Was Really a Business Arrangement

In early November, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Jayne filed for divorce from superstar attorney Tom Girardi, a man whose cases have been featured in films like Erin Brokovich. The news seemed to come as a shock to fans, who believed Jayne’s tales of a picture perfect marriage onscreen. In an announcement that followed the news, Jayne said: “I have great love and respect for Tom and for our years and the lives we built together. It is my absolute wish to proceed through this process with respect and with the privacy that both Tom and I deserved.” In the weeks since, however, this facade of an amicable separation seems to have crumbled.



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Page Six reports that class action firm Edelson PC filed suit in federal court against Girardi and Jayne on Wednesday morning. Edelson PC represents victims of Lion Air Flight 610, which crashed

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Court rules famous marriage vows mean nothing i

Justice Janet Mulwa held the court had no powers to force a broken marriage to hold together merely because the couple exchanged vows

– The judge said the famous marriage vows were not meant to enslave one and subject him or her to a torturous life

– A magistrate court had dismissed the petition on grounds that the couple had vowed to stay together for better, for worse, unless the marriage turned irretrievably broken

A High Court judge has ruled marriage vows do not hold water when a dispute or divorce case is filed before a court of law.

For better, for worse: Court rules famous marriage vows mean nothing in law

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Justice Janet Mulwa who delivered the ruling on Monday, November 31, said a court of law has no powers to force a broken marriage to hold together merely because the couple exchanged vows.

While bringing to a closure a divorce case of a

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50 years of the divorce law, in a country grappling with a new season of rights

Divorce in Italy is half a century old. In fact, fifty years have passed since that first December 1970, when Parliament gave the green light to the “Discipline of cases of dissolution of marriage”, law 898, thus putting an end to a taboo in Italian society where getting married was not a choice of life but a choice “for life”.

It would have been only the first step in a prolific season of norms ready to undermine obsolete patriarchal privileges by favoring access to new civil rights.

“The divorce law – comments Linda Laura Sabbadini, chair of W20 or” Women20 “, support group at the W20 to be held next year, and member of the Colao Committee – has opened a great season of conquering civil rights and more In 1975 the new family law with which the parental authority ceases, the parity of the spouses in the couple passes

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Kelly Clarkson Awarded Primary Physical Custody of Kids Amid Divorce

Nearly six months after Kelly Clarkson filed for divorce from Brandon Blackstock, legal decisions are being made regarding their roles as parents. 

On Nov. 19, the Grammy-winning singer was awarded primary physical custody in Los Angeles of her and Blackstock’s two children together, daughter River Rose, 6, and son Remington Alexander, 4. According to court documents filed on Nov. 30 and obtained by E! News, “under the circumstances present in this case, the interest in providing stability and continuity for the minor children weighs in favor of Petitioner having primary custody” and that the children “have not resided in Montana and that their current resident and their residence for the last several years has been Los Angeles, California.” 

As a result, the exes were granted joint legal custody and physical custody, but primary physical custody was given to Clarkson. “This custody order isn’t that big of a

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Kelly Clarkson Awarded Primary Custody of Her Two Children

Kelly Clarkson has been granted primary custody of her two children, 6-year-old River Rose and 4-year-old Remington Alexander, amid her divorce from her husband, Brandon Blackstock.

A Los Angeles County judge ruled in favor of the singer in late October, according to People.

Although Clarkson and Blackstock will continue to share physical and legal custody of their kids, Clarkson now has primary physical custody of the two youngsters. However, Blackstock will video chat with River and Remington “at a mutually agreed upon time” daily, per the judge’s ruling.

“The Court finds that under the circumstances present in this case, the interest in providing stability and continuity for the minor children weighs in favor of Petitioner [Clarkson] having primary custody,” explains the ruling, adding that co-parenting has proven difficult for Clarkson and Blackstock because “the level of conflict between the parents has increased” and there are “issues of trust between

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