Governor Vetoes Bill Eliminating Customs Duties in U.S. Virgin Islands

By | Virgin Islands Law Blog | March 24, 2017
U.S. Virgin Islands Governor  Kenneth Mapp recently vetoed legislation that would have eliminated customs duties, while at the same time transferring money that would have been collected through a different provision in the proposed bill. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Kurt Vialet, would have mandated the Bureau of Internal Revenue to create and present a report to the legislature with suggestions for appropriate changes to excise taxes upon import within 90 days of the bill’s implementation. View Full Post
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Diving into Family Philanthropy

charity Over the next several posts, we will be diving into the topic of family philanthropy. Since the topic is so broad, we have divided it into segments that we will cover in the coming weeks. Each segment is intended to give you food for thought as you consider the choices available to families that wish to engage in philanthropy together. View Full Post
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Will Obergefell Expand the Definition of Family in the Wake of Expanding Marriage?

ohio state moritzI ran across an interesting law review article from Susan Frelich Appleton out of Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law called Obergefell’s Liberties: All in the Family. The article joins the debate about whether the Obergefell case only protects liberty against the interference by the state regarding the right to marry (public liberty) or whether it can also compel the affirmative support or government action (private liberty). View Full Post
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Controversial Subject: Noncustodial Parent Possession Over an Infant

infant and fatherArizona State University has weighed in on a controversial subject – the quantity and quality of access of a noncustodial father to an infant child. “New research from Arizona State University shows that children, no matter what their age, benefit from having time with each parent that includes sleepovers at each home,” the article says. View Full Post
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The Economic Impact of Zika On the US Virgin Islands

By | Virgin Islands Law Blog | March 20, 2017
Throughout 2016, there were widespread concerns among travelers about heading to the Caribbean region, as the Zika virus outbreak caused concern particularly among pregnant women. The mosquito-borne disease is linked to brain damage in fetuses. Fears were particularly heightened when the media reported there were more than 100 positive cases in the U.S. View Full Post
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Summer is Coming – It’s Not to Late to Plan for Summer Camp

123rf.com 123rf.com For many children the best part of summer is summer camp. Camps can provide the opportunity to learn everything from computer skills to surfing.  And, as the saying goes, summer camp is the place where strangers become friends and friendships last forever. View Full Post
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Five Big Mistakes People Make When Trying to Renegotiate Child Custody and Visitation Agreements

By | Minnesota Family Law Blog | March 17, 2017
In the months or years following a divorce, as life situations change for parents and children, renegotiations of child custody and visitation agreements are quite common. However, if you enter into negotiations ill-prepared, you could end up wasting a lot of time and money while making it even more of a challenge to renegotiate down the road. View Full Post
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