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Court declines to end spousal support obligation (access required)

Even though wife’s receipt of an inheritance was a changed circumstance, the trial court properly concluded that it did not warrant ending husband’s spousal support obligation. Facts The final divorce decree awarded wife $800 per month in permanent spousal support. ...

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Emergency aid exception justified entry without warrant (access required)

Where police had an objectively reasonable basis to believe appellant was attempting suicide, their entry without a warrant into his apartment was justified under the Fourth Amendment’s emergency aid exception, as was a “cursory sweep” of the apartment, which revealed ...

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