Nearly one in 10 children in the United States are at risk of being removed from their home by a child welfare agency simply because their parent has a disability. In October, a lawsuit was filed on behalf of five parents with disabilities who had their children removed by New York's Administration for Children's Services, alleging widespread discrimination. What...Read more
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As reported in the Chicago Tribune a spousal split can lead to a contentious custody fight over four-legged fur babies. According to a new state law effective Jan. 1, judges in divorce proceedings can consider the well-being of companion animals in allocating sole or joint ownership. “It sort of starts treating your animal more like children” instead...Read more
The Guardian that two Irish men have married in Dublin to avoid paying €50,000 in inheritance tax on a house. Best friends Matt Murphy and Michael O’Sullivan are both heterosexual, but decided to get married when they discovered how much tax would have to be paid on the house Murphy, 83, intended to leave in his...Read more
This is a brief/partial profile of the author in this past week’s Miami Herald Business Section: When long-time Coral Gables child psychologist Jerome Poliacoff’s plan for WeAgree2 won the Business Plan Challenge in 2009, his office neighbor Boo Zamek won second place. The irony, he said, is that while her newsletter, Just Ask Boo, has continued,...Read more
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