Foster Children Allegedly Displaced Due to Politics of Occupation of Oregon Wildlife Refuge

Arizona Husband and Wife raise foster children with special needs. Lots of them.

As their living. To the tune of more than $100,000 per year.

They reportedly excel at rearing the children. And such children are typically difficult to place.

The children arrive from psychiatric facilities, rehab facilities and group homes.

Husband and Wife allege that four of their foster children were removed from their home for political reasons due to the occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon.

Another individual involved with the occupation of the refuge makes a similar claim.

After this article was initially published, Husband was subsequently killed by law enforcement officers at the refuge.

Read more in this Oregon Public Broadcasting Station news article: Militant Says Foster Children Were Pulled From His Home .



Social Security Benefits and Support Obligations

They threatened to go after my social security.

Can they do that?”

This question comes up surprisingly often.

And the answer is “it depends”.

Both child support and spousal support, or alimony, can be can be garnished from social security benefits. Even social security disability benefits.

But not the recipient’s entire benefit.

Read more in this Elder Law Answers article: Can Social Security Benefits Be Garnished to Pay Debts?


US-resident Indian Computer Consultant’s Baby Placed in Foster Care

New Jersey resident Husband and Wife are from India. They have a two month old Son.

Son ends up in a hospital emergency room with extensive head injuries.

Extended family reports that Wife lost her grip on Son while she was carrying him, and he fell to the floor.

After his treatment, Son is taken into protective custody and placed in foster care.

Husband and Wife are appealing to the Indian government to intervene on their behalf.

Read more in this News India Times article: Jersey City Couple Alleges Baby Wrongly Placed In Foster Care .