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February 2012 Archives

Stephen Troy Kendrick Life Imprisonment For Teen Impregnation

A thirty-four-year-old man, Stephen Troy Kendrick, was found guilty by Fulton County jurors of the statutory rape, aggravated child molestation, and other crimes against a thirteen-year-old girl, reports The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

As a result, Kendrick received a sentence of life, plus two years.

Terence Howard Divorce Gets More Expensive

Terence Howard, who has been able to portray both smooth and gritty roles with equal ease, is probably having to access both parts of his personality in his divorce from Michelle Ghent Howard. His might be particularly strife-stricken right now as he is having to pay $50,000 to his soon to be ex-wife just until April when they meet again in court, reports E! Online.

During the course of the proceedings that led to this verdict, it was alleged that Howard has made $2.6 million as an actor and is maintaining a $76,000 a month lifestyle. Howard in turn cliams that Ghent has more cash than he at the moment and that she previously called him the n-word.

Dunwoody Day Care Shooting Trial Begins

Tuesday morning brought the opening statements in the Dunwoody day care shooting trial, reports ABC News.

The case, which allegedly involved an extra-marital affair between Hemy Neuman and Andrea Sneiderman, will be about the killing of Rusty Sneiderman, who was 36-years-old when he was shot. Neuman has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. He is 49-years-old. And Andrea Sneiderman has already been called to testify and the salacious nature of the testimony should only arouse more interest in an already sensational trial, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

UGA Football Domestic Violence Concerns Pending

It is the college football off-season, which means that attention will be paid to other things besides football.

One of these is UGA football’s domestic violence issue, reports The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The issue came into the spotlight after Sanders Commings, a starting cornerback, allegedly engaged in domestic violence and battery of his former girlfriend.

As a result of that incident, Sanders Commings is going to be arraigned on March 22.

The news of the domestic violence in UGA football is not isolated, however, as Florida football’s domestic violence issues are also coming to the fore, as freshman tight end A.C. Leonard was also arrested on domestic violence charges.

Is Alimony Tax Deductible? Yes, But ...

In general, alimony (or spousal support) refers to payments from one spouse to another following a divorce or separation. Alimony is not a requirement of a divorce, and it is up to the judge to determine whether alimony is needed on a case by case basis.

Did you know, that in most situations, alimony is tax deductible for the person paying the alimony and is classified as taxable income for the person receiving the alimony payments, report FindLaw’s experts? This is why alimony guidelines suggest that you keep records of all payments and acceptance of alimony.

Do You Need an Atlanta Real Estate Divorce Specialist?

Here at FindLaw there are many blogs dedicated to covering family law news; and one of the things we learned is that divorce and real estate are very closely tied together.

Attorneys have recognized this as well and this has given rise to a new kind of specialist, the real estate divorce specialist, according to FindLaw's KnowledgeBase. It is a practice that overlaps real estate law and family law.

These specialists hold themselves out as having specific training dealing with feuding spouses that are going through divorce and the peculiar issues that accompany it.

Toddler Abandoned: Georgia Safe Haven Law Doesn't Apply

The police are looking for the mother of an abandoned Stone Mountain toddler who is eighteen-months-old and was left with Stone Mountain Police, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

DeKalb Police were called in as well to help locate the parents of the toddler. In the meantime, the child was given over to the Department of Family and Child Services.

Georgia, like many other states out there, has a safe haven law for mothers that feel the need to give up their children.

Mom Let Man Molest Her Children? Jennifer Segrest Caught

A woman from Cobb County that allegedly allowed a pedophile to repeatedly molest her five and six-year-old daughters in exchange for $30,000 has been caught, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The mother, Jennifer Segrest, was wanted because she was on the run for the last two years. She was caught by police near Savannah. The authorities apparently received a tip that took them to an address in Port Wentworth outside of Savannah.

Segrest has been charged with child molestation and enticement of a child. She is 38-years-old.

Free Weddings for Valentine's Day in Gwinnett County

There are not a lot of free things in this world. And nowadays, with the cost of chocolate, flowers, and dating, love is sometimes not one of them either. However, for Valentine’s Day, weddings will be performed for free in Gwinnett County, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In Gwinnett County, weddings are performed by Gwinnett Magistrate Judges. They will perform weddings or even special vow renewals of free of charge at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Valentine’s Day, for those too jaded, is Tuesday, February 14th.

Will Atlanta Child Obesity Campaign Cause Parents to Lose Kids?

Childhood obesity has been in the news, to a great extent driven by FLOTUS Michelle Obama’s anti-childhood obesity action plans, reports AOL Politics.

On the coat-tails of efforts like these are more local Atlanta childhood obesity campaigns, like Strong4Life which have been quite controversial for how starkly they have been pushing the issue, as reported by National Public Radio (NPR).

A look at one of the ads puts the controversy in context. As NPR describes:

Associate Pastor Jongkyu Kim of Sae Han Presbyterian Arrested

The Alpharetta congregation of Sae Han Presbyterian Church was surprised to find that Associate Pastor Jongkyu Kim had gotten booked along with his wife Myunghwa Jeong, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The circumstances around Jongyu Kim's arrests are rather odd. It turns out that the associate pastor had left his three children at home while husband and wife attended a worship service at church. The children were aged two, six, and eight. The 2-year-old ended up walking around outside, crying and upset. He was discovered by a neighbor, who called the police.