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STATE OF OHIO v. MYCHAEL JENKINS MoreLaw Suites Legal Suites and Virtual Offices In Downtown Tulsa 406 South Boulder 918-582-3993 or Info@morelaw.com

This case arises from an altercation that took place between Jenkins and
Jade Hamilton on January 6, 2017. Following an investigation, Jenkins was charged
with one count of domestic violence and one count of assault. A jury trial was conducted
on July 20, 2017.
{¶ 5} During trial, Hamilton testified that she took her six-month old son to Dayton
Children’s Hospital beca... More...
   $0 (09-16-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. MICHAEL TYLER SIBOLE

On the morning of April 4, 2017, John Scroggins, a HUD housing inspector, was driving between properties in Springfield, Ohio. While driving on East Street, a woman ran across the street in front of him pursued by a man. The woman screamed, “ ‘Help me.’ ” (Tr. 104). Scroggins slowed and watched as the man tackled the woman to the ground. The man then pulled her up by her hair and pulled her ba... More...   $0 (08-13-2018 - OH)

STATE OF KANSAS v. RICKY J. STOVALL

On April 11, 2006, the State charged Stovall with one count of rape of a child under 14, one count of rape when the victim was overcome by force or fear, and an alternative count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child. The charges were based on evidence that Stovall began having sexual intercourse with his biological daughter, N.D.S., born in March 1985, shortly after she turned 12 year... More...   $0 (08-09-2018 - KS)

In the Matter of the Application to Adopt J.R.H. Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Will Make Your Phone Ring $0 to $1000+ Per Month - No Contract 888-354-4529

We will review the facts leading up to the termination hearing in considerable detail. J.R.H. was born on September 2, 2016, in Dodge City. On November 9, 2016, her mother, K.H., freely and voluntarily consented to the adoption of the child. On November 15, 2016, the potential adoptive parents (the petitioners) filed a petition for the adoption of J.R.H. Noting that K.H. had consented to the adopt... More...   $0 (06-06-2018 - KS)

STATE OF IOWA vs. WONETAH EINFELDT

Wonetah Einfeldt and her two daughters were charged with willful injury causing bodily injury over a physical altercation between the three women and a fourth woman named Mulika Vinson on July 14, 2015. The case went to trial and the defendants were tried jointly. Prior to trial, the State sought to exclude all character evidence about the victim, Vinson. This included evidence related to Vinso... More...   $0 (05-05-2018 - IA)

CARLOS GOMEZ vs STATE OF FLORIDA

Appellant was convicted of armed sexual battery. On appeal, he claims that the court erred in preventing him from cross-examining the victim, with whom he had had a nearly twenty-year marriage, on her prior allegation of rape against him. In granting a motion in limine, the court also prohibited appellant from cross-examining the victim about allegations of rape she levelled against an employer.... More...   $0 (05-01-2018 - f)

PHILLIP DERON WASHINGTON V. MAGNOLIA MANOR NURSING HOME AND REHAHABILITATION, L.L.C., ET AL COURT OF APPEAL SECOND CIRCUIT STATE OF LOUISIANA

Willie P. Pennywell (“Pennywell”) was a resident at Magnolia Manor
Nursing Home located in Shreveport. On February 27, 2014, Pennywell was
taken to the Emergency Room at Willis Knighton Medical Center
(“WKMC”) after he was found bleeding from the mouth. Dr. Jacquelyn
Bowers, the emergency room physician, consulted with Dr. Christopher
Atkins, who extracted a deteriorated... More...
   $0 (04-08-2018 - LA)

Adaline Rose Werthwein v. Craig Edward Workman Harris County Courthouse - Houston, Texas

This is a dispute over the name change of a minor. The minor’s mother, Adaline Werthwein, contends that the trial court abused its discretion by granting the request of the father, Craig Workman, to change the last name of their two-year-old son (pseudonymously referred to as “Michael”) from Werthwein to
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Workman without legally or factually sufficient evidence that the name change was in... More...
   $0 (02-15-2018 - TX)

W.S. v. S.T.

In 2014, appellant W.S. filed a petition to establish a parental relationship with his
daughter (daughter). W.S. alleged he was daughter’s biological father. He claimed he
had a relationship with S.T., daughter’s mother, while she was married to her husband,
Martin T. W.S. requested joint legal and physical custody, equal time visitation, and
mediation to work out a parenting plan.... More...
   $0 (02-02-2018 - CA)

State of Wisconsin v. Anton R. Dorsey Anton R Dorsey - Registered Sex Offender

In a criminal action by the State, Dorsey was charged
with four crimes relating to his domestic violence toward his
then-girlfriend, C.B.: one count of strangulation and 1 The Honorable Paul J. Lenz presided.
No. 2015AP648-CR

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suffocation under Wis. Stat. § 940.235(1) (2013-14)2;3 one count
of misdemeanor... More...
   $0 (01-27-2018 - WI)

STATE OF KANSAS v. STEVEN TERRY JORDAN

Around 1:30 a.m. on February 6, 2013, in Great Bend, Kansas, A.W. was preparing to go sleep. She had worked at a nearby gas station that evening and had just sent her cousin home because it was late. About 10 minutes after getting into bed, A.W. heard footsteps on her front porch and a loud banging at her front door, as if someone was kicking it in. A.W. turned on her light, picked up her cell pho... More...   $0 (01-16-2018 - KS)

F. R. and J. R. v. Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

Appellants F.R. (“Felix”) and J.R. (“Jane”) appeal from the trial court’s order
terminating their parental rights regarding two children, J.R. (“Tiffany”) and J.R. (“Erin”).1
Appellants challenge the order claiming trial-court procedural errors, ineffective assistance of trial
counsel, legal and factual insufficiency of the evidence, and denial of due process. For the reasons
that ... More...
   $0 (12-15-2017 - TX)

TSR, f/k/a TSH v. STATE OF WYOMING, ex rel., DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY SERVICES, CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT DIVISION Supreme Court of Wyoming

Appellant’s daughter, LLB, was born in 2004. Her relationship with LLB’s father, DLB, ended shortly after LLB’s birth. In 2007, Mother petitioned to establish paternity, child custody, visitation, and child support relating to LLB. Following a hearing, the district court entered an order that established DLB as LLB’s father, gave primary custody to Mother, awarded Father visitation, and ordered... More...   $0 (12-09-2017 - KS)

In Re: K.C. and A.G.

{¶1} Appellant Mother appeals the judgment of the Lorain County Court of Common
Pleas, Juvenile Division, that granted legal custody of her children K.C. and A.G. to Paternal
Great Aunt and Uncle (“Aunt” and “Uncle”). For the following reasons, this Court affirms.
I.
{¶2} Mother is the biological mother of K.C. (d.o.b. 12/15/11) and A.G. (d.o.b.
8/22/15). Father is the biologic... More...
   $0 (12-04-2017 - OH)

Maria G. Garcia v. Gilbert Escobar

“A ‘juvenile court’ is a superior court exercising limited
jurisdiction arising under juvenile law.” (In re Chantal S. (1996)
13 Cal.4th 196, 200.) “ ‘[F]amily court’ refers to the activities of
one or more superior court judicial officers who handle litigation
arising under the Family Code. It is not a separate court with
special jurisdiction, but is instead the superior court... More...
   $0 (11-16-2017 - CA)

In Re Ryan G.

[¶1] The mother and father of Ryan G. appeal from a judgment of the
District Court (Biddeford, Foster, J.) terminating their parental rights to
Ryan G. pursuant to 22 M.R.S. § 4055(1)(A)(1)(a) and (B)(2)(a), (b)(i), (ii), (iv)
(2016). They challenge the sufficiency of the evidence to support the
judgment and the court’s discretionary determination of the child’s best
interest. ... More...
   $0 (11-09-2017 - ME)

STATE OF NEW MEXICO ex rel. CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES DEPARTMENT v. MICHAEL H., and IN THE MATTER OF JAYDA’MAE S. COURT OF APPEALS OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO

Child was born in March 2015. The New Mexico Children, Youth and Families
13 Department (CYFD) took Child into custody on April 11, 2016. CYFD then filed an
14 abuse/neglect petition on April 13, 2016 naming Mother and Father as respondents,
15 and Carlos G. (Husband) as an interested party. Based on information provided by
16 Mother, CYFD alleged that Father is the biological fat... More...
   $0 (11-08-2017 - NM)

P. M. and I. F. v. Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Comal County Courthouse - New Braunfels, Texas

Appellants P.M. and I.F. appeal from the district court’s order terminating their
parental rights.1 We affirm the district court’s order.
Procedural Background
P.M. is the mother of “Jenny,” born in November 2010, “Jack,” born in March 2012,
and “Jill,” born in March 2014. I.F. is the father of Jenny and Jack. Jill’s father, “Victor,” is not a
party to this appeal. In September... More...
   $0 (10-05-2017 - TX)

Stephen Lukacs v. Christina Brooke Ice Nassau County Courthouse - Fernandina Beach, Florida

Stephen Lukacs appeals from a final judgment of paternity involving three children born to his ex-girlfriend, Appellee Christina Ice, while the couple lived together. The relationship and the litigation have been contentious. Each party accused the other of violent behavior and questioned the other’s fitness to parent the children. The circuit judge had presided over this father’s prior dissolutio... More...   $0 (10-01-2017 - FL)

Thomas Leslie Mace v. Jill Bowen Polk County Courthouse - Livingston, Texas

Thomas Leslie Mace appeals the modification of a protective order. On May
11, 2015, the trial court found that Mace and Jill Bowen had a dating relationship
and that family violence had occurred and was likely to occur in the future. The trial
court signed a protective order to remain in effect until May 11, 2017, prohibiting
Mace from communicating with Bowen in a threatening or h... More...
   $0 (09-23-2017 - )

Susan Dent v. Kenneth S. Wolf, as Special Administrator, etc.

After concluding that appellant Susan Dent lacked
standing, the trial court dismissed her paternity lawsuit. The
narrow issue on appeal is whether a child who seeks a
declaration of paternity after her putative father is deceased
presents a justiciable controversy when the child requests no
financial remuneration. We conclude that Dent has standing to
pursue her paternity l... More...
   $0 (09-13-2017 - CA)

Eduardo Ernesto Carielo v. The State of Texas Court of Appeals - 4th District Indecency with a child

A.P. spent several weeks with Carielo, her father, during the summer of 2012. A.P. was
nine-years-old at that time.
On September 30, 2012, A.P. told her mother that Carielo sexually abused her during the
time she stayed with him. After an investigation, Carielo was indicted for one count of aggravated
sexual assault and two counts of indecency with a child. After several ... More...
   $0 (07-17-2017 - TX)

STATE OF LOUISIANA v. LAWRENCE ROGERS

On January 8, 2016, the Jackson Parish District Attorney’s Office
filed an action to establish paternity in accordance with La. R.S. 46:236, et
seq. It requested Lawrence Rogers submit to blood testing in order to
confirm if he is the biological father of Tiffany Thompson’s son, T.A.T.,
born March 29, 2006. In the supporting paternity affidavit, Thompson
averred the foll... More...
   $0 (06-28-2017 - LA)

Rahmatullah Basha Syed v. Khadija Masihuddin

Appellant, Rahmatullah Basha Syed, appeals the trial court’s final decree of divorce terminating his marriage to appellee, Khadija Masihuddin. In three issues, Syed challenges the portion of the trial court’s decree finding that deviating from the standard possession order was in his minor children’s best interest and ordering
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that he have possession of or access to the children on the S... More...
   $0 (05-18-2017 - TX)

STATE OF LOUISIANA V. EARNEST G. HAMILTON Sex Offender

Defendant, whose date of birth is October 29, 1977, had sexual intercourse between the dates of July 1, 2013, and July 5, 2013, with B.H, whose date of birth is January 10, 2002.1 The victim became pregnant and delivered a baby boy on March 20, 2014. At trial, B.H. testified that her uncle, Defendant, had sexual intercourse with her when she was eleven years of age. DNA samples were taken from Def... More...   $0 (04-05-2017 - LA)

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