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State Of Kansas v. Robinson

A constitution-based claim for venue change can arise under a theory of presumed or actual prejudice. Presumed prejudice occurs when pretrial publicity is so pervasive and prejudicial that there can be no expectation of an unbiased jury pool in the community. In deciding whether to presume prejudice under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, an appellate court considers seven fac... More...   $0 (11-09-2015 - KS)

Frederick Dawson Graham v. Dena Marie Turner

Frederick Dawson Graham and Dena Marie Turner were married on January 31, 2007. On November 14, 2013, Dena filed a first amended original petition for divorce, alleging that Frederick was guilty of cruel treatment towards her, committed adultery, and committed fraud on the community estate. She also requested that she be awarded a disproportionate share of the parties’ estate. Both parties made nu... More...   $0 (10-30-2015 - TX)

John Kevin Gardner v. Julia Gardner

John Kevin Gardner and Julia Elaine Gardner were married on December 7, 2011. On December 26, 2013, Julia filed an original petition for divorce, stating that the parties would enter into an agreement regarding the division of their community estate. She requested the trial court to approve any agreement they reached and order a property division consistent with the agreement. John filed an origin... More...   $0 (10-14-2015 - TX)

State v. Azad Haji Abdullah

On November 14, 2002, the grand jury sitting in Ada County indicted Abdullah on one count of murder in the first degree, a felony, Idaho Code sections 18-4001 to -4003; one count of arson in the first degree, a felony, Idaho Code section 18-802; three counts of attempted murder in the first degree, a felony, Idaho Code sections 18-4001 and 18-306; and one count of injury to a child, a felony, Idah... More...   $0 (08-12-2015 - ID)

In the Interest of: C.E.C.

Pro se appellant M.C. appeals from the final decree of divorce (the divorce decree) dissolving his marriage with S.C. In five issues, M.C. contends the trial court erred: (1) in the division of the marital estate and the order of child support; (2) in ordering supervised visitation; (3) by failing to sign the divorce decree in a timely manner; (4) by failing to rule on matters other than conservat... More...   $0 (07-27-2015 - TX)

In the Matter of the Marriage of Maria E. Svalesen and Scott B. Svalesen

This is an appeal from the trial court’s final decree of divorce. In two issues, Scott B. Svalesen asserts the trial court erred in (1) granting the divorce without any evidence satisfying the residence and domicile requirements of section 6.301 of the Texas Family Code and (2) awarding Maria E. Svalesen (Wife) a disproportionate share of the community property. We affirm the trial court’s judgmen... More...   $0 (07-21-2015 - TX)

Jerry Day v. Jeanie Day

Jerry Day appeals from a final decree of divorce awarding Jeanie Day spousal maintenance of $500 per week for 60 calendar months and thereafter $300 per week for 15 calendar months. On appeal, Jerry argues in five issues that “there is no evidence” to satisfy the statutory requirements for spousal maintenance or
support either of the two findings necessary to overcome the presumption... More...
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Dr. Bruce Prescott, et al. v. Oklahoma Capitol Preservation Commission

Oklahoma City, OK - Motion for summary judgment against ACLU lawsuit challenging the constitutionally of placing Ten Commandments monument on public property next to Oklahoma state capitol building sustained by Oklahoma County, Oklahoma District Judge Thomas Prince.


Copies of the pleadings and motions filed by the parties are s... More...
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Robert Samaniego v. Mary Samaniego

Appellant Robert Samaniego appeals from a final decree of divorce. On appeal, Robert raises four issues, contending he was denied his rights to Due Process and Due Course of Law under the United States and Texas Constitutions when: (1) the attorneys committed fraud; (2) the trial court divided the community property using “inaccurate property details and appraisal valuation,” rendering the jud... More...   $0 (06-25-2014 - TX)

Arthur W. Adelberg v. Lisa Sheprow Adelberg

The former husband appeals a final dissolution of marriage. He argues, among other issues, that the court erred in not imputing income to the former wife in the form of available employment opportunities and interest from investments. We agree with him in part and reverse. The former wife cross-appealed. We affirm the cross-appeal.

The former wife petitioned for dissolution of marriage. She... More...
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Julio M. Aguilera v. Delmis S. Aguilera

JulioMarcos Aguilera appeals from a final judgment of divorce, chiefly complaining about the property division, conservatorship order, and child support. In an opinion dated February 26, 2014, we abated and remanded this appeal to the trial court for the entry of findings pursuant to section 154.130(b) of the Texas Family Code. See TEX. FAM. CODE ANN. § 154.130(b) (West 2014). The trial court has... More...   $0 (04-23-2014 - TX)

Dana Paige Applewhite v. William Carl Applewhite, Jr.

Appellant Dana Paige Applewhite appeals from a final decree of divorce. We will affirm.

1See Tex. R. App. P. 47.4.



Dana and Appellee William Carl Applewhite, Jr. married in 1987. They had eleven kids during the marriage, seven of whom were under the age of eighteen when Dana sued William for divorce in July 2010. In her original petition, Dana pleaded f... More...
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Rose Griego v. Maggie Toulouse Oliver

{1} “All persons are born equally free, and have certain natural, inherent and inalienable rights, among which are the rights of enjoying and defending life and liberty, of acquiring, possessing and protecting property, and of seeking and obtaining safety and happiness.” N.M. Const. art. II, § 4. These inherent rights, enjoyed by all New Mexicans, appear along with twenty-three other provisio... More...   $0 (01-10-2014 - NM)

Kody Brown, et al. v. Gary R. Hebert, et al.

Kody Brown, Christine Brown, Janelle Brown, Meri Browan and Robyn Sullivan sued Gary Hebert, Jeffrey R. Buhman and Mark Shurtleff on civil rights violation theories under 42 U.S.C. 1983 seeking to prevent them from enforcing Utah's prohibition against co-habitation. The Browns are a polgyamous family that were the subject of TLC's reality series "Sister Wives". They claimed that the phrase "or coh... More...   $0 (12-15-2013 - UT)

Jose Antonio Davila v. Hilda Guadalupe Davila

This is an appeal from a final divorce decree of the marriage of appellant, Jose Antonio Davila, and appellee, Hilda Guadalupe Davila. By one issue, Jose complains


that the trial court erred by mischaracterizing real property as community property. We reverse and render.


Jose and Hilda were married on August 4, 2002. Seven years later, Jose filed an orig... More...
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Benito Manuel Alvarez Alonso v. Lucia Zeevaret Alvarez

Benito Manuel Alvarez Alonso appeals the final divorce decree rendered by the trial court after a bench trial, asserting the trial court erred by: (1) awarding Lucia Zeevaert Alvarez title to a ranch that was his separate property; (2) making a grossly disproportionate division of the community assets; and (3) finding an informal marriage existed between Benito and Lucia after their 1995 divorce.1... More...   $0 (07-17-2013 - TX)

The People v. Rico Lyntice Riley

The People of the State of California charged Rico Lyntice Riley, age 31, with multiple sexual assault charges, including rape and tying up the female victim.

The woman was assaulted by Riley and one of her friends after she refused Riley's sexual advances, according to a Sacramento County District Attorney's Office news release. The friend eventually left the woman's apartment, but Rile... More...
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Gail Bierman v. Scott Weier

This defamation case concerns Mind, Body and Soul, a book written by Scott Weier. In the author’s words, the book is “based on my life.” It discusses Scott’s personal transformation, largely through his relationship with God, following his divorce “on bad terms” from his first wife. Scott’s ex-wife and her father concluded the book falsely accused them of lying, abuse, and suffering ... More...   $0 (01-18-2013 - IA)

In Re Marriage of Raymond and Roberta Melissa

Raymond Melissa (Raymond) challenges the trial court‟s invalidation of Roberta Melissa‟s (Roberta‟s) spousal support waiver contained in a 1985 prenuptial agreement.1 Raymond argues the court erred because the waiver “does not offend contemporary public policy” and the new rules requiring a spouse to be represented by independent counsel before waiving support cannot be retroactively app... More...   $0 (01-03-2013 - CA)

Aimee Delyn Halleman v. Edward Charles Halleman

In five issues, Appellant Aimee Delyn Halleman appeals from the divorce decree dissolving her marriage to Appellee Edward Charles Halleman and from an order awarding Edward attorney’s fees pending appeal. We will affirm.

II. Background

Aimee and Edward married in October 2000. They lived in Flower Mound; had one child together, L.L.H., born in June 2005; and both work... More...
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Felicia Pierot Brody v. Cary Brody

The defendant, Cary Brody, appeals from judgments of the trial court rendered in connection with the underlying dissolution action awarding to the plaintiff, Felicia Pierot Brody, a $2.5 million lump sum alimony payment and granting the plaintiff’s two postjudgment motions for contempt. The defendant claims that the trial court improperly (1) rendered its judgment dissolving the parties’ marri... More...   $0 (07-17-2012 - CT)

Nicey Marable v. John Marable

In a single issue, Appellant Nicey Marable appeals the trial court’s order granting Appellee John Marable’s request for a protective order. We affirm.

II. Factual and Procedural Background

John filed a pre-divorce application for a protective order against Nicey, and the trial court heard conflicting testimony about incidents on September 4 and 6, 2011, and about the likelihood... More...
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Mohammad Ashraf v. Shahnaz Ashraf

Appellant Mohammad Ashraf appeals from the final decree in his divorce proceeding from appellee Shahnaz Ashraf. (1) Appellant challenges portions of the decree dividing property between the parties and claims that he received ineffective assistance of counsel at trial. Because we hold that there is no error in the divorce decree, we affirm the trial court's judgment.


T... More...
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Jessica Port v. Virginia Anne Cowan

Appellant, Jessica Port, and Appellee, Virginia Anne Cowan, married in California in 2008. Approximately two years later, Port and Cowan agreed mutually to separate. Port filed ultimately a divorce complaint, on the ground of voluntary separation, in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County (at the time, she was a resident of the County). Cowan answered the complaint in a “no contest” ma... More...   $0 (05-18-2012 - MD)

Fardad Aduli v. Valerie Aduli

In this divorce appeal, Fardad Aduli argues that the trial court erred in denying his special appearance and abused its discretion in permitting his counsel to withdraw on the day of trial; denying his motions for a continuance and a new trial on the basis that he had been forced to leave the country; and adopting his wife’s proposed division of the marital estate without sufficient evidence. We... More...   $0 (05-17-2012 - TX)

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