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Child Custody and Visitation During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Child Custody and Visitation During the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 has affected every aspect of life—from school, work, and travel to how we buy groceries and toiletries. Continue reading to learn how this global pandemic might affect custody plans for some families. Medical experts agree that social distancing will help slow the spread of COVID-19. As a result, local and state governments across the U.S. have shut down schools, issued orders to close businesses, and told the public to stay home. As of today’s date, 191 million Americans in…

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World’s Richest Couple Calls It Quits: Jeff And MacKenzie Bezos Announce Divorce

World’s Richest Couple Calls It Quits: Jeff And MacKenzie Bezos Announce Divorce

On January 9, 2019, Jeff Bezos tweeted that he and his wife MacKenzie were divorcing after a “long period of loving exploration and trial separation.” Since then, the internet has been buzzing with related stories and speculation about how they’ll divide their massive fortune. Despite all the news, we don’t have many legal details yet—neither spouse has filed a divorce petition, and it’s unlikely the case will proceed in a public courthouse, with divorce filings available to the press. Divorces…

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Transgender Rights at Risk: Trump Administration Says Gender Is Defined at Birth

Transgender Rights at Risk: Trump Administration Says Gender Is Defined at Birth

The Trump Administration is trying to establish a legal definition of sex that could reverse Title IX protections for transgender individuals. Defining Gender Last week, The New York Times reported that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) circulated a memo advocating for a restrictive definition of “sex” under Title IX—the federal law that bans gender discrimination in education. DHHS wants government agencies that enforce Title IX—including the Departments of Labor, Justice, and Education—to adopt the following definition:…

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