Family Law Section takes on 10 more legislative positions

first_img April 30, 2006 Regular News Family Law Section takes on 10 more legislative positions Family Law Section takes on 10 more legislative positionscenter_img The Family Law Section has received permission to lobby on 10 more legislative positions.The Board of Governors reviewed and authorized the positions at its April meeting.Under Bar policies, sections are given wide latitude on legislative activities as long as their positions do not conflict with a Bar-wide position or cause deep emotional and philosophical divisions among Bar members.With the new positions, the section: • Supports amending F.S. §61.30(6), which would provide that when the parents combined income exceeds the child support guidelines schedule amounts the percentages contained at the end of subparagraph (6) not be used as a basis for awarding child support beyond the reasonable needs of the children.• Supports amending F.S. §61.30 11(a)10 and F.S. §61.30 11(b) to require mandatory deviation in the calculation of child support and the continuing utilization of the “gross-up” method for child support calculation when the particular parenting arrangement provides that parties’ children spend a substantial amount of time with the noncustodial parent. The threshold for determination of “substantial time-sharing” should be reduced from 40 percent to 20 percent of the overnights.• Supports an amendment to F.S. §61.30 11 (d), which would codify current case law addressing the formula for calculating child support in split custody cases.• Opposes any amendment to F.S. §61.30, which would delegate the obligation to review and, if appropriate, reconfigure the child support guidelines schedule in F.S. Chapter 61, to the Supreme Court of the State of Florida or the State of Florida, Department of Revenue.• Opposes Senate Bill 1080’s incorporation of family team conferencing as an ADR mechanism unless it incorporates the appropriate procedural safeguards by amending proposed F.S. §39.01(30) to incorporate same.• Opposes SB 1080 unless the current definition of parent is amended to be consistent with the definition set forth in F.S. Chapter 63.• Supports SB 1080 with the enhancement of the definition of “incarcerated parent.”• Supports SB 2266 with the amendment of F.S. §827.03 to incorporate a fourth category of child abuse provided that the definition of corporal punishment is amended to define excessive corporal punishment as consistent with definitions thereof set forth in §39.01 (30)(a) 4 a.-k.; as well as the incorporation of the phrases “permanent or temporary” in reference to i. disfigurement and j. loss or impairment of a body part or function.• Supports SB 438 and HB 221 but urges that at the end of subparagraphs (1)(a) and (2)(a) of these bills be amended to include additional limiting language pertaining to fraud or misrepresentation.• Opposes SB 2012 unless the current language intended to amend §39.407(5) is deleted thereby leaving the authority of the judiciary to order that a child receive developmental disability services intact under F.S. Chapter 39.last_img read more

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The Latest: Kansas State pauses voluntary football workouts

first_imgNoël Le Graët, president of the French Football Federation, says it is possible more spectators will be allowed into the French Cup final at the end of July and for the resumption of top-tier Ligue 1 play at the end of August.The federation’s executive committee will discuss the new measures and the specifics of the new calendar on Monday.The French government called off the country’s 2019-20 soccer season on April 28 as part of efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Latest: Kansas State pauses voluntary football workouts The Toronto Sun and The Toronto Star report that the center tested positive. The Leafs say a player’s medical information is private.Toronto is deferring to the NHL’s policy on handling test results, with the league providing updates on testing totals and positive tests without disclosing the identities of affected clubs or players. Judd Moldaver, Matthews’s agent, did not respond to requests for comment.According to the Sun, the 22-year-old Matthews has self-quarantined in his Arizona home and hopes to be ready to play if the NHL season resumes. The NHL hopes to open training camps next month, and finish off the 2019-20 season later this summer.Matthews had 47 goals and 33 assists in 70 games before the suspension of the season on March 12. As of Friday, 14 student-athletes had tested positive for active COVID-19 following testing of more than 130 student-athletes. The school said those who have tested positive are being medically managed according to current guidelines. That includes self-isolation for 10 days and until the patient is without fever for 72 hours without medication, whichever takes longer. Athletics director Gene Taylor said the university felt that temporarily pausing all football workouts and access to facilities was the best decision for everyone. ___Three members of the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers have tested positive for the- novel coronavirus at the team’s training facility, and the Bucs have closed affected areas of the building.The team said those areas will remain closed until extensive sanitizing is completed. Associated Press Toronto goaltender Frederik Andersen stayed with Matthews in Arizona for the first stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, but according to the Toronto Sun he tested negative for the novel coronavirus and is no longer in Arizona.Arizona has seen a recent spike in COVID-19 cases. On Friday, the Arizona Department of Health Services reported 3,246 new positive cases of COVID-19, exceeding Thursday’s single-day high of 2,519 cases.The league said Friday that it has tested more than 200 players at club facilities during voluntary training since June 8, with 11 testing positive.___French soccer authorities are allowing fans back into stadiums from July 10, with an initial limit of 5,000. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Kansas State has paused all voluntary workouts for football student-athletes for two weeks following the most recent COVID-19 test results. All individuals who may have been exposed have been notified, the Bucs said in a statement, “and are following the established protocols, which include a 14-day quarantine period.” The team did not identify three people who tested positive.Team headquarters is remaining open under the first phase of the NFL’s reopening plan.Earlier this week, the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning closed their facility after three players and two staff members tested positive.___The Toronto Maple Leafs will not comment on reports that star player Auston Matthews has tested positive for the coronavirus. June 20, 2020last_img read more

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