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Archive for June 2011

Ex-Wife’s Facebook Entrapment Plan Backfires

An Indiana woman going through a divorce pretended to be a pretty seventeen-year-old girl on Facebook in order to incriminate her ex-husband and gain the upper hand in a fiercely contested custody dispute.  Angela Voelkert created a fake Facebook account for “Jessica Studebaker” and friended her ex-husband, David Voelkert.  An online “relationship” developed between David…

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Spouse Cheating on You? Do the Math.

The media has been obsessed with the salacious details of the Anthony Wiener scandal.  For a few writers, however, the story has prompted some sober cultural reflection. In the New York Times, Sheryl Gay Stolberg wonders why female politicians rarely get caught up in sex scandals.  No solid conclusions but the sense of it: men…

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Alimony Bill One Step Closer to Becoming Law

Back in April, I wrote a post about proposed Massachusetts alimony reform.  I now understand that the bill has been reported out of the Judiciary Committee which usually means it will become law. If it passes, it will reform a law that currently allows judges to grant “lifetime alimony.” Judges presiding over divorce litigation cases…

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