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Jeanne Hannah Traverse City Family Lawyer discusses child custody, divorce, international and interstate parental kidnapping, military family issues, and other family law news and views.

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  • German Shepherd Receives Unemployment Benefits
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  • 'Evil Twin' May Get Parole, Release From Prison
    On the long list of worst news a person could receive, "Your evil twin sister that plotted your kidnapping and murder is getting out of jail" has to be right near the top. And that's the news Sunny Han...

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  • Are Elephants People Too?
    Under the law, plenty of things are people: people are people; municipalities, states, and federal offices are people; and even corporations are people, with religious rights and all. And now, a lawyer is arguing that elephants (three specifically, at...

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