Latest Child custody News

Georgia city urged to reject migrant children shelter

Dec. 6, 2019 8:08 AM EST

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia pastor trying to open a shelter for unaccompanied migrant children in federal custody is getting pushback from people in an Atlanta suburb who call his efforts morally offensive. Six people urged the city of Marietta to deny the shelter proposed by Mitchell Bryant, according...

In death and life, Lebanese woman shows religious law fight

Dec. 2, 2019 2:06 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Nadyn Jouny’s sister taped up two messages in her memory inside a closet at the family home — one of motherly love tinged with pain, another of defiance. The first Jouny wrote to her 9-year-old son on the one day a week she was allowed to see him under a custody ruling by a...

Mexico strikes automatic child custody for divorced moms

Nov. 21, 2019 5:36 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s high court has struck down a clause in the capital’s family code automatically granting custody of young children to mothers in divorce cases. The Supreme Court found Thursday that the rule governing custody of kids under 12 years old is unconstitutional for making...

The Latest: Testimony ends in Colorado fiancee murder trial

Nov. 15, 2019 4:40 PM EST

CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a Colorado man accused of killing his fiancee: (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Testimony has wrapped up in the trial of a Colorado rancher accused of beating his fiancee to death with a baseball bat. Patrick Frazee declined to testify Friday, and his...

The Latest: Attorney says acquitted heiress plans to travel

Nov. 15, 2019 4:18 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a California real estate heiress charged with killing her children’s father (all times local): 1:20 p.m. An attorney for a San Francisco Bay Area heiress acquitted of killing the father of her children says his client plans to travel and reconnect with...

Parents of missing Chinese woman want custody of her child

Nov. 4, 2019 5:33 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A judge will decide custody of the 1-year-old daughter of a Chinese woman who has been missing for more than three weeks, with the woman's parents and the mother-in-law of her jailed U.S. husband seeking guardianship. An attorney for Ke Ren and Xiaolin Ji, who are the parents of...

No right to attorney in civil cases, but free aid available

Nov. 2, 2019 3:05 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Anyone who has watched "Law & Order" or any police drama knows that someone accused of a crime is guaranteed representation by a lawyer, regardless of the ability to pay. That's not true in civil cases. In certain cases, such as child custody issues or landlord-tenant disputes,...

Thousands celebrate the 30th Johannesburg Pride parade

Oct. 26, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Thousands of revelers packed the streets on Saturday to celebrate the 30th annual Johannesburg Pride parade in South Africa's economic capital. They marched through the Sandton business district, dancing and singing. "We exist," one sign said. "It's not a phase," a T-shirt read. South...

Tally of children split at border tops 5,400 in new count

Oct. 25, 2019 2:37 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. immigration authorities separated more than 1,500 children from their parents at the Mexico border early in the Trump administration, the American Civil Liberties Union said Thursday, bringing the total number of children separated since July 2017 to more than 5,400. The ACLU said the...

Texas GOP leaders enter parents' battle over child's gender

Oct. 25, 2019 12:30 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Top Republican leaders in Texas this week weighed in on two parents' battle over their 7-year-old child's gender identity after the case was shared widely on social media and conservative news sites. Former spouses Anne Georgulas and Jeffrey Younger, who live in the Dallas area, have been...