Saying biology matters, an Arizona woman is making a last-ditch effort in court to keep from being forced to share custody of her child with her former wife. Keith Berkshire, attorney for Kimberly McLaughlin, is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn last year’s ruling by the state’s high court, which concluded that Suzan McLaughlin had...Read more
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The Osaka High Court has just issued a decision in a case under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (the “Hague Convention”) that provides strong support for the claim that Japan does not comply with the terms of the treaty and that is, indeed, in violation of its treaty obligations. It...Read more
The ABA Journal reported that on her TV show last summer, comedian Samantha Bee told the story of a teenage girl, Cassandra Levesque, who learned about child marriage laws at a Girl Scouts conference. Cassandra was upset after discovering that most states allow girls as young as 13—and boys as young as 14—to be married...Read more
Tax season can be daunting for the average American, but the level of stress it causes domestic violence victims is astronomical. Financial control plays a big role in domestic violence, which is why an abuse survivor is thankful for a memo the IRS put out in late 2017. The IRS sent out a memo in October 2016 specifically...Read more
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