6th Grader Sues Dad Over Grounding - And Wins

Most kids complain bitterly when they are grounded. Some will sneak out, while others will settle for slamming doors and announcing that they hate the person making the rules. But sometimes, kids get creative when they're punished: A 6th grader in Q...

Man Sues Ex-Wife for Hiding Voice Recorder in Teddy Bear

Divorce is rarely a pretty thing. Throw in children and custody battles have been known to get pretty ugly (Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger, anyone?). Many times, the children end up in the middle, and in at least one instance, so did their toys. Willi...

Man makes a career out of LEGO sculpture

From the time my oldest son Loren was about 6 until he was 11 LEGO was huge in our house. Loren was interested in little else other than acquiring every LEGO kit known to children and then promptly assembling them. Once they were assembled that was i...

Is there an Ex Etiquette?

I learned long ago that when a girlfriend is complaining about her lousy boyfriend or husband that it is a bad idea to chime in and agree with her about what a rat he is. Inevitably they will reunite and she will remember any harsh words about the lo...

The anger of divorce doesn't end with the decree signing

Last night I received a call from a friend of mine whose divorce recently became finalized. Theirs was a vicious parting, requiring multiple lawyers and many trips to court. Apparently my friend thought all would be good once the papers were signed. ...

What is the price tag on a divorce?

The other day I met a woman who is very unhappy in her marriage. She and her husband have been married for 14 years and have two sons, ages 11 and 6. He is a very successful business man, she stays home with the kids; she left her job as a trial lawy...

Sharing the kids for the holidays

As the holidays are approaching, it is time for those of us with split families to start planning just how we will share them. Many divorces have decrees that state exactly which household will host the kids for the chosen holidays. When my ex-husban...

Girl Scouts go after thieving parents

The Girl Scouts are putting on their brass knuckles and they are ready to break some legs. Even worse, they've hired lawyers. Lawyers who are going to court to sue parents in Northwest Indiana who have had their hand in the Girl Scout cookie jar, ste...


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