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We might not be living in Aldous Huxley's 'Brave New World' or the film Gattaca quite yet, but with every passing day, we seem to be getting closer.

As science and medical technology advance in the areas of artificial conception and designer babies, legal issues are often the barrier that prevent new tech from being used. This is also true for artificial wombs.

Although researchers believe that being able to gestate a human being inside an artificial womb to full term is still several years away, legal hurdles could prevent researchers from being able to get there, at least for humans. In Japan, back in 1996, researchers were already having some success with gestating goats in artificial wombs. And, in 2003, a researcher actually was able to gestate a mouse to term in an artificial womb.

Judging from leaks to media and porn sites (and subsequent lawsuits), it seems that the only people without sex tapes these days are people without access to a video camera. And far too often, those tapes aren't so much "leaked" as they are nefariously posted to the internet by scorned lovers lashing out after a breakup.

Known colloquially as "revenge porn," the non-consensual posting of intimate recordings can have disastrous consequences. The problem with any sort of privacy agreement between couples is holding both parties to it after a breakup. But a new app, dubbed a "prenup" for sex tapes, could mean an end to revenge porn.

Divorce season is upon us. And tax season is right behind. And if you thought extricating yourself from your marriage was tricky, just wait until you have to file your tax return, both this year and next.

Tax filings can bring out the worst in all of us, but filing taxes with an ex can be even more of a headache. So here are six quick tips for filing your taxes after a divorce.

Oklahoma has been one of the most aggressive states regulating a woman's right to an abortion, passing 20 abortion restrictions in the past five years. But its latest proposal might be its most extreme yet. This week, the Oklahoma state legislature is contemplating a bill that would require a woman seeking an abortion to first get written permission from her male sexual partner.

The bill is almost certainly unconstitutional, and critics of the bill worry that it could do untold damage to women's autonomy and reproductive rights in the meantime. Here's a look.

Restraining orders are excellent tools to help victims of domestic violence, harassment, or crime stay protected against future harm. However, restraining orders are not appropriate in every scenario they are requested. In most situations, fighting a restraining order will be very difficult if there is good evidence against the person whom restraint is sought against.

When there is no good evidence, then it's possible to fight a restraining order. However, if you are facing a restraining order hearing, it would be wise to contact a qualified attorney as there may be more at stake than you realize.

It's important to note that laws can vary from state to state. Laws can even vary within a state from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.

Below are 3 tips on how to fight a restraining order.

As domestic violence becomes less an issue to be "kept in the family" and more one of "keeping victims safe," more of those victims are wondering about their legal rights and protections. How does domestic abuse affect divorce proceedings? What laws address allegations of domestic abuse? Where can I turn for legal protection from an abuser?

Here are five of the most common questions regarding domestic violence and the law, and where you can turn for answers.

Depending on who you talk to, Roe v. Wade might be the Supreme Court's best or worst decision. It's certainly one of its most controversial. And whether or not you support the Court's ruling, you'll probably end up in a discussion at some point, talking about what it says and what it means for women, for pregnancies, or for the country.

Like many important court cases, there are plenty of misconceptions and misinformation about what Roe means and what its long-term legal impact has been. Here are the five biggest myths regarding the Court's ruling, and the truth behind them.

For millions of people, pets are more than just personal property, they're family. Despite the fact that under the law, a dog, or cat, or any animal is considered the same as any other personal item, courts are increasingly being asked to decide who gets custody of a divorcing couple's pet(s), or even to create custody or visitation schedules.

While many courts have balked at these tasks, and one Canadian judge made headlines for threatening to sell the pet at auction and split the proceeds, the state of Alaska's legislature saw an opportunity and took it. As part of a new law that took effect January 17, 2017, courts in Alaska are now required to consider an animal's well being when deciding who gets custody in a divorce. The law is a first of its kind in the country.

Maybe your spouse did something so heinous, you can't bear the sight of her. Or maybe you don't feel safe with your boyfriend under the same roof. Sharing a living space can make a whole lot of sense, until it doesn't. But what can you do then? Do you have any legal right to expel an ex from a shared apartment or house?

Sorting out residency when a relationship ends is never easy, but there may be ways to at least simplify the process, legally.

When a child custody case requires a judge to make a decision regarding custody, then the judge's decision can be appealed. However, most child custody cases are resolved via agreements between parents that get approved by the court.

Settlement agreements are not appealable, though if the judge made an error in approving the agreement, that may be appealable. However, appeals are typically only used when a party believes a judge made an error (legal or otherwise) in reaching their decision. Depending on each state's civil court procedures, the time for filing an appeal will vary, and can range from a matter of a week or two up to about a month. When a parent is not happy with a child custody agreement or order, at anytime after the order becomes final, they can petition the court for a modification.