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Friday's Three Burning Legal Questions

Here are today's three burning legal questions, along with the answers provided by the blogosphere.

1) Question: We are in Los Angeles for the day and we're at the beach tossing the football. Why is this police officer looking at us so menacingly? 

Answer: Sorry but it is now prohibited for "any person to cast, toss, throw, kick or roll" any object other than a beach ball or volleyball "upon or over any beach." Don't go digging any holes deeper than 18 inches, either. (CBS Los AngelesLA County OKs Hefty Fine For Throwing Football, Frisbee On Beaches)

UPDATE: The all-out ban has been lifted, so feel free to toss that football around -- just as long as you get the lifeguard's permission. (CBS Los AngelesLA County Updates Ordinance On Ball, Frisbee Throwing At Beaches)

2) Question: I "adopted" my 42-year-old girlfriend as my child because it may help shelter money from creditors. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but are we committing incest now?

Answer: Depending on what state you live in, you may well be. (Slate, A Florida Millionaire Adopted His 42-Year-Old Girlfriend. Isn’t that Incest?)

3) Question: My dad adopted his 42-year-old girlfriend as his child because it may help shelter money from creditors. I do not want this new "sister"! Can I sue to block this adoption? 

Answer: Yes, you can ask the court to disallow the adoption as a fraud on the court that shirks public policy on adoptions. (FOX NewsTeenage kids fight dad's adoption of adult girlfriend)

Posted by Bruce Carton on February 10, 2012 at 03:55 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)


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