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October 2010 Archives

In Violation of Custody Ruling, Mother Allegedly Steals Son to Japan

A mother from Seattle has recently been accused of fleeing to Japan with her son in contradiction to a Washington state district court child custody ruling. The state court barred the fleeing mother to take her son out of state because the court had awarded primary custody to boy's father. Prosecutors believe the mother has taken the boy to Japan and does not plan to return.

Couple Accused of Bribery to Facilitate Favorable Child Custody

A local couple has been accused of paying bribes to the political opponent of the judge that oversaw their child custody case. The child custody case stemmed from a custody dispute over the husband's twin daughters from a previous marriage. The original judge in the child custody case awarded the mother of the children primary custody of the twin girls. The couple from the Dallas area allegedly paid $150,000 to support the original judge's political opponent during a judicial election.

Young Man Recognizes Himself in Alleged Texas Missing Child Case

Recently, a 20-year-old son persuaded his father to turn himself in after the son read a newspaper story about his own alleged abduction in 1993. The young man will see his mother for the first time in 17 years. How did such a unique and perplexing case of child custody interference occur?

Dwayne Wade Testifies in Child Custody Hearing

Dwayne Wade of the Miami Heat is currently in a child custody dispute with his former wife Siohvaughn Wade for their 8-year-old and 3-year-old boys. Last Friday, Wade was on the stand for an entire day and spent six hours on the witness stand on Monday. The child custody hearing will continue today.

Three Siblings Try to Change Child Custody Law

Three siblings, ages 13, 12 and 10, have started a petition to change the current child custody laws in Connecticut to better reflect their needs in the child custody process. The petition advocates for the notion that children age 12 and older should have the ability to meet with a judge in a contentious child custody case to explain their perspective. The potential law is named after the oldest child.

Two Hollywood Couples Potentially Face Divorce and Property Division

The latest string of Hollywood couples who may face divorce are Courtney Cox and David Arquette and Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman. Each of the couples face the legal issues of property division and child custody. An interesting fact to point out for both couples is that the Courtney and Christina have a higher net worth than their respective partners at issue.