Idaho Supreme Court won’t weigh legality of child marriageOctober 18, 2022 GMT
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A legal loophole in Idaho that allows parents of teens to nullify child custody agreements by arranging child marriages will remain in effect, under a ruling from the state Supreme Court on Tuesday.
Judge: Greitens case sent to Texas partly to limit publicitySeptember 9, 2022 GMT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The judge in the child custody case involving former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens ruled that it should move to Texas because his two sons now spend most of their time there, and to better protect the boys from public scrutiny, according to a court document obtained Thursday by The Associated Press.
AP seeks ex-Missouri Gov. Greitens’ child custody recordSeptember 6, 2022 GMT
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The Associated Press has joined The Kansas City Star's motion to get a sealed court record from former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens’ child custody case.
The Star and the AP argue that a decision to make the record off-limits to the public to protect the former Republican governor's two young sons goes too far and denies voters important information about a recent candidate for public office.
Missouri judge moves Greitens custody case to TexasSeptember 1, 2022 GMT
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A child custody case between former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens and his ex-wife has been moved to Texas.
Sheena Greitens’ lawyer confirmed to the Kansas City Star Wednesday that the judge decided the case should continue in Texas, where Sheena Greitens is a public affairs professor at the University of Texas.
Greitens RINO video spurred threats to family, lawyer saysJune 23, 2022 GMT
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The family of Missouri U.S. Senate candidate Eric Greitens has been subjected to “serious threats” in the days since he released a violent campaign video in which he declares he's “hunting” RINOs, or Republicans in Name Only, the lawyer for his ex-wife said in court Thursday.
Former clerk gets probation for using pepper spray on womanJune 17, 2022 GMT
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A former Mississippi chancery clerk has been fined $5,000 and put on two years' probation for depriving a woman of civil rights by using pepper spray on her after she left court during a child custody hearing.
Ex-wife: Greitens ‘unhinged;’ candidate calls claims ‘lies’April 5, 2022 GMT
The ex-wife of Eric Greitens said in a sworn statement that the former Missouri governor and current U.S.
Ex-wife accuses top Missouri GOP Senate candidate of abuseMarch 22, 2022 GMT
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, now a leading Republican Senate candidate, was physically abusive and demonstrated such “unstable and coercive behavior” that steps were taken to limit his access to firearms, according to new allegations from his ex-wife revealed in court records.
Ex-wife accuses top Missouri GOP Senate candidate of abuseMarch 21, 2022 GMT
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, now a leading Republican Senate candidate, was physically abusive and demonstrated such “unstable and coercive behavior” that steps were taken to limit his access to firearms, according to new allegations from his ex-wife revealed in court records on Monday.
Review: Claim Harmony Montgomery had a black eye unfoundedFebruary 25, 2022 GMT
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Months before a 5-year-old New Hampshire girl disappeared in 2019, a child protective services worker visited her home and concluded that an allegation that the girl received a black eye was unfounded, according to a review released Friday through Gov.
Iowa court: Parents have preference in child custody casesJanuary 14, 2022 GMT
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Parents must be given preference in regaining custody of their children in cases where other people have been caring for the kids through a guardianship, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday.
Abu Dhabi issues law on divorce, inheritance for non-MuslimsNovember 8, 2021 GMT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The capital of the United Arab Emirates has issued new rules governing divorce, inheritance and child custody for non-Muslims in Abu Dhabi, the country's state-run news agency reported.
US Senate candidate loses bid to seal child custody caseOctober 14, 2021 GMT
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A judge on Thursday refused to seal records and proceedings in the ongoing custody battle involving Sean Parnell, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, or grant Parnell's request to bar his wife from talking about past restraining orders she had sought against him.
Safe Zone for transactions set up at WVa Capitol ComplexSeptember 22, 2021 GMT
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — People who need a secure location for child custody exchanges, in-person ecommerce transactions or similar meetings can now use a Safe Zone set up at the West Virginia Capitol Complex in Charleston.
US Senate race in Pennsylvania takes personal turnSeptember 8, 2021 GMT
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Republican primary for Pennsylvania's U.S. Senate seat turned personal Wednesday, as real estate developer Jeff Bartos slammed rival Sean Parnell for allegations related to his contentious divorce and child custody dispute.
Jolie-Pitt divorce judge disqualified by appeals courtJuly 23, 2021 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Angelina Jolie scored a major victory Friday in her divorce with Brad Pitt when a California appeals court agreed with her that the private judge deciding who gets custody of their children should be disqualified.
Judge’s Facebook friendship upends Wisconsin custody caseJune 16, 2020 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A divided Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a judge’s decision to become Facebook friends with a woman whose child custody case he was hearing created at least the appearance of bias, the first case of its kind in the state and one that could test the boundaries of social media use by judges...
Man who sought trial by combat now wants ex-wife evaluatedMay 11, 2020 GMT
HARLAN, Iowa (AP) — A Kansas man who sought legal permission in Iowa to engage in a sword fight with his ex-wife is not insane but merely angry over their child custody arrangement, according to a psychological evaluation...
Japan convicts Australian who sought to see his childrenJanuary 16, 2020 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — An Australian journalist based in Japan says he is a victim of Japanese child custody laws that allow only one parent access to children of broken marriages, a day after he was convicted of trespassing at the apartment building of his estranged wife's parents to try to find his children...
Husband in missing mom case ordered held on $6 million bailJanuary 8, 2020 GMT
A Connecticut man was ordered detained Wednesday on $6 million bail on charges that he killed his estranged wife — a crime investigators say stood to benefit him financially as the couple went through bitter divorce and child custody proceedings...
Husband of missing Connecticut mom charged with her murderJanuary 7, 2020 GMT
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The story of Jennifer Dulos, a missing mother of five, gripped Connecticut and many around the country for months as police divulged a mountain of evidence against her estranged husband, but without filing a murder charge...
Iowa hate crimes suspect got breaks after earlier arrestsDecember 27, 2019 GMT
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — She was charged with stabbing one boyfriend in the chest in 2017 and, months later, with threatening another with a butcher’s knife...
Wisconsin court: Judge’s Facebook friendship could show biasFebruary 20, 2019 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge's decision to become Facebook friends with a woman whose child custody case he was hearing created at least the appearance of bias, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday in ordering the case to be re-heard by another judge...
Custody issue briefly locks down LutheranFebruary 6, 2019 GMT
An unclear child custody situation put Lutheran Hospital on what was termed a lockdown for about an hour Tuesday morning.
According to a statement from Fort Wayne police, a hospital security staff official called police after concern was raised by a mother that her son, 3, had been taken from the hospital by someone who had visitation rights but did not have custody of him.
Taiwanese reject legalizing same-sex unions in referendumNovember 25, 2018 GMT
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Voters in Taiwan passed a referendum asking that marriage be restricted to one man and one woman, a setback to LGBT couples hoping their island will be the first place in Asia to let same-sex couples share child custody and insurance benefits...
Victoria Azarenka withdraws from U.S. Open amid child custody disputeAugust 22, 2017 GMT
‘Infowars’ host Jones disputes persona in custody disputeApril 17, 2017 GMT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is a performance artist whose true personality is nothing like his on-air persona, according to a lawyer defending the "Infowars" broadcaster in a child custody battle...
Bill would change how courts look at parents’ disabilities in child custody casesFebruary 14, 2017 GMT
Judge sides with Usher in child custody battleAugust 10, 2013 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — A judge in Atlanta dismissed an emergency request by R&B singer Usher's ex-wife seeking temporary custody of their two children.
Tameka Foster Raymond requested the hearing Friday, a day after the former couple's 5-year-old son got caught in a pool drain while in the care of the Grammy winner's aunt.