Embryo Custody

An appeals court in Maryland ruled that a lower court must consider whether a divorced couple had an oral agreement that they would give a cryopreserved pre-embryo “the opportunity for life,” whether that agreement survives the dissolution of their marriage, and perform a balancing test considering the interests of the parties, including the physical and emotional toll the IVF process had on the wife, her age and the possibility of a successful process.

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Lawyers for Johnny Depp Seek to Appeal ‘Wife Beater’ Ruling

Lawyers for Johnny Depp told Britain’s Court of Appeal Thursday that the actor’s ex-wife, Amber Heard, did not donate all of her $7 million divorce settlement to charity as she claimed, part of arguments seeking to overturn a ruling that the actor assaulted Heard during the couple’s marriage.

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Judicial Election Ad

A candidate for judge in the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans was properly enjoined from airing a campaign ad that claimed her opponent, the incumbent, did not pay child support for 13 years, an appeals court in Louisiana ruled. There was no order to pay child support and the incumbent judge paid a lump sum to his former wife under a consent judgment.

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