Family Law Articles

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Hiring a Caregiver

  October 29, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
If you have been thinking of hiring a caregiver for yourself or someone you love, read the following tips before you make a decision.

Abuse Tactics Used On Elderly Women

  October 28, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Abuse comes in many forms - emotional, physical, verbal, sexual - and to anyone - young or elderly. Learn how to identify abuse and prevent it.

From an Assisted Living Facility to a Skilled Nursing Facility

  October 27, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Learn what are the causes and reasons an elder or senior citizen may be transferred from an assisted living facility to a skilled nursing facility.

Divorce Can Derail A California Family Business

  October 25, 2014     By The Law Office of Heather Cullen, APC
How a marital dissolution action can affect an family business in California.

Factors Elderly and Senior Investors Should Know

  October 24, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Investment risk factors seniors, elders, and their friends and family should be aware of.

Financial Fraud Schemes Victimizing Elders and Senior Citizens

  October 23, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
There are many fraud schemes used by sellers intent on defrauding seniors and elders of their hard-earned money. Learn what they are to protect yourself.

Equity-Indexed Annuities

  October 21, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Equity-Indexed annuities are a type of deferred annuity that bases its returns on a stock market index. However, insurance companies have the option of using one of three calculation methods to determine the returns, and each has its own pros and cons.

Surrogate Mother from the Ukraine: Legal Grounds

  October 21, 2014     By Kydalov & Partners
It is not a secret that an average childbearing age in the developed countries has significantly increased. Many people in developed countries live for a long time "for him(her)self" and start thinking about children only at the age of 40. And if such an age is not a problem for a man, a woman, even with modern medicine, may have some difficulties with the childbirth. In most cases the surrogacy is the only way.

Whistleblower Failure-of-Care Claim Settled for $38 Million

  October 20, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Recently, a whistleblower failure-of-care claim was settled against a nursing home chain for $38 million. Even nursing home abuse can be stopped with whistleblowing.

Things to Know before Purchasing Deferred Variable Annuities

  October 17, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Seniors and elders, are you aware that deferred variable annuities may not be beneficial? If not, read on to learn about the risks of buying annuities.

If Your Spouse Files for Divorce While on Deployment

  October 16, 2014     By Daniel M. Copeland, Attorney at Law, P.A.
Even under the best of circumstances a marriage can be difficult and often times will not work out. Being a service member whose duty at times requires overseas deployment for long periods of time can lend even more strain.

Seniors: What You Should Know About Annuities

  October 15, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Annuities sound like a good idea for elders and senior citizens. However, the opposite may be true. Annuities are not right for everyone and seniors and elders should learn why before purchasing an annuity.

Barter and Bargain, Thrive and Survive

  October 14, 2014     By Moore Family Law
I’m sure I’m not the only one who has read / watched / talked about the economy this past weekend and gone, “Yikes!” Times are tough! This puts the emphasis on being very flexible, very opportunistic as it were, about how you stretch your precious few dollars and still get done what has to get done.

Agreeing to Valuation Dates in Minnesota

  October 11, 2014     By Moore Family Law
The holidays present a special challenge for families that are going through a divorce, a process which often brings with it disputes over emotional hurts, property, child support and alimony, custody and visitation and spousal support.

Illegal Evictions of Elderly Nursing Home Residents

  October 10, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Nursing homes can't evict elders based on ending Medicare coverage, lack of long term beds, or refusal to readmit after a hospital stay.

Minnesota Budget Cuts Affect Family Courts

  October 9, 2014     By Moore Family Law
Article XI of the Minnesota Constitution prohibits the State from running a deficit. When tax revenues are significantly lower than expected, the State must cut spending or raise taxes in order to balance the budget.

10 Things to Know About Divorce for Florida Residents

  October 7, 2014     By Rechel & Associates, P.A.
If you are a Florida resident and thinking about getting a divorce, there are several things you should keep in mind about Florida’s divorce laws. These items are important aspects to saving you time, sanity or both.

Uncomfortable Planning in Minnesota – Prenuptial Agreements

  October 7, 2014     By Moore Family Law
Minnesota statute § 519.11 authorizes the use of “antenuptial” agreements (prenuptial in every day language) in order to give parties the chance to disclaim any interest in nonmarital or marital property after they are married.

Getting Social Media Evidence Admitted In Court

  October 4, 2014     By Stange Law Firm, PC
Knowing the rules of evidence in your particular state is vital to getting social media admitted into evidence. Cross-examination is often a time where you get much of the information admitted. This is accomplished through showing them the information on their page to verify that the data contained on their page is authentic.

Nursing Home Elder Abuse Is Due To Understaffing

  October 3, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Studies show that understaffing is directly linked to elder abuse in nursing homes.

Illinois Adoptees Can Receive Original Birth Certificates Thanks to Illinois Adoption Law

  October 1, 2014     By Mulyk, Laho & Mack, LLC
Relatively new laws in the Illinois legislature have made it easier for persons who have been adopted to receive their original birth certificates. Both adoptees and surrendered persons born in Illinois may request a non-certified copy of their original birth certificate.

Male Nurses Accused of Committing Elder Abuse Faces Trial and Potentially Six Years in Prison

  September 30, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Two male nurses accused of committing elder abuse faces up to six years in prison if convicted at trial.

Medicare Conditional Payments Claimants Can Now File Private Cause of Action Lawsuits

  September 29, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Primary plan employers or carriers have to pay damages to both Medicare and individual lawsuits for failure to pay conditional payments.

Medically Underwritten Annuities

  September 25, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
For senior citizens living with a chronic condition yet expect to live a long life, medically underwritten annuities may be the right annuity.

Prenuptial Agreement and Formalities of Execution

  September 22, 2014     By Wagner Sidlofsky LLP
Is a prenuptial agreement1 that was not witnessed invalid? That is the exact question Ontario’s Court of Appeal addressed in Gallacher v. Friesen (“Gallacher”)2.

How Do You Determine Who Owes What Debt?

  September 19, 2014     By Daniel M. Copeland, Attorney at Law, P.A.
Divorce cases are already confusing without trying to figure out how all of the financial obligations are going to be divided between both parties. Many people think that they don’t have to worry about their debts because they can pawn them off on the other party. Just because you can get rid of the spouse, that doesn’t mean your debts are going to disappear as well.

Support The Passing Of Bills Dedicated to Protecting Elders From Elder Abuse In Nursing Homes

  September 18, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
This month, legislators passed a bill entitled The Residential Care Facilities for Elders Reform Act of 2014 (ACT), effective July 1, 2015.

Financial Elder Abuse Reported to Cost $2.9 Billion Each Year – And Increasing

  September 17, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
According to a recent MetLife study, financial elder abuse is reported to cost $2.9 billion each year – and it's increasing.

Do I Have a Family Case? How to Determine if My Situation Is a Case for a Lawyer

  September 15, 2014     By HG.org
While some individuals are able to reach an amicable decision with another individual in a family law dispute and maintain a healthy relationship, the majority of individuals who go through these types of disputes can benefit from the assistance of having a lawyer.

We Got Married in One Country, Live in Another Now and Want a Divorce.

  September 11, 2014     By HG.org
Where do I find a divorce lawyer (where we live now or where we got married)? Many countries, including the United States, allow you to get a divorce there, even if your marriage occurred in another country. Laws can vary drastically between countries, so be sure that you consult with your attorney regarding the steps necessary to get a divorce and whether the divorce will be valid in the country where you are currently residing.

Nursing Homes Caught Willfully Committing Elder Abuse All Over Los Angeles

  September 10, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Nursing homes in LA discovered prematurely closing claims regarding elder abuse before completing investigation

What Is a Durable Power of Attorney?

  September 9, 2014     By HG.org
A power of attorney is a legal document that gives one person certain rights and responsibilities, the agent, over the person who had the document prepared, the principal. There are generally two different types of power of attorneys: a power of attorney for financial reasons and a power of attorney for healthcare matters. These documents are generally prepared separately, even if the same person is named as the agent in both documents.

Obtaining Discoverable Information in Litigation

  September 8, 2014     By Stange Law Firm, PC
Obviously in litigation, you cannot just lean over the poker table and take a look at their hand, but how do you let someone know that you need to see what they have? You are required to give the party notice that you need to look.

Electronic Discovery: Model Code of Conduct, Clawback Agreements and Quick-Peek Provisions

  September 6, 2014     By Stange Law Firm, PC
With electronic discovery, remember that you are still bound by the Rules of Professional Conduct in your state. However, some have proposed the EDRM Model Code of Conduct to deal specifically with e-discovery. The Model Code of Conduct (MCoC) sets forth aspirational guidelines intended to serve as a basis for ethical decision making by all participants in the electronic discovery process.

Are Prenuptial Agreements Invalid Without ILA in Ontario, Canada

  September 3, 2014     By Wagner Sidlofsky LLP
Suppose that prior to the death of your spouse the two of you signed an agreement where you both committed not to sue each other’s estate. Also imagine that you did not get legal advice before signing the agreement. Would a judge hold you to that agreement? It depends.

Student Records Confidentiality Laws

  August 31, 2014     By Stange Law Firm, PC
The disclosure of student records can be important an issue in litigation, including cases involving students and educational matters, child custody and support cases and other areas of civil litigation.

Proposed Legislation for Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE) Reform Act of 2014

  August 29, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Status updates on proposed legislation for the Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE) Reform Act of 2014 that are up for review at the next legislative session.

Studies Show Aging Causes Mental Impairment, Incompetency, and Lack of Capacity to Make Good Decisions

  August 28, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Studies show that aging has a negative effect on decision making abilities in elders. Elders should be aware of an increased risk of falling victim to fraud due to increasing inability to make good decisions.

Domestic Violence Offenses in the Tampa Bay Area

  August 27, 2014     By The Kilfin Law Firm PC
In Florida, domestic violence is defined as any assault, battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or any criminal offense resulting in injury or death of one family or household member by another family or household member.

Entitlement to Support Despite Prenuptial Agreement – The Butts Case, in Ontario Canada

  August 20, 2014     By Wagner Sidlofsky LLP
Challenging a prenuptial agreement in the context of estate litigation happens more often than you think.

Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

  August 19, 2014     By Daniel M. Copeland, Attorney at Law, P.A.
When people think of weddings, the first thing that comes to mind is love and happiness. However, most marriages end up in divorce, which is why parties need to protect themselves before that step is ever reached. To cover both your finances and other types of properties, it’s crucial to look into hiring a family lawyer to draft up some kind of agreement. Typically, there are two contracts used when dealing with marriages and they are prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

Setting Aside a Prenuptial Agreement in Ontario, Canada – LeVan v. LeVan

  August 18, 2014     By Wagner Sidlofsky LLP
After LeVan v. LeVan(FN1) Lambert v. Lambert(FN2) and Rick v. Brandsema,(FN3) wealthy people who sign domestic contracts should be getting the message that failure to make full and frank disclosure of all relevant financial information opens the door for the agreement to be set aside. But that is the end of the story – let’s start at the beginning.

Financing Your Child's College in Connecticut

  August 14, 2014     By The Prince Law Group, LLC
The process of saving for your child’s college education can seem daunting. Tuition is already substantial at so many universities, and, if current trends hold, will continue rising year after year right up to the time your child has graduated from high school and is ready to embark upon his or her freshman year of college.

The Difference Between Separation and Divorce

  August 7, 2014     By Hiller Law Firm
If a married couple decides to call it quits and, thus, end the marriage, a divorce is almost always the initial inclination. However, some professionals advise against jumping into a divorce for a number of reasons, one of which is the immense financial liability.

How to Answer Written Discovery in Your Case

You may have been told recently by your attorney that you need to answer written discovery in your case. This may come at a time when you are already stressed out by the fact that you are involved in a lawsuit. This article will give you some practical tips about how to manage the paperwork more easily.

Pennsylvania Nursing Home Care: A Passing Grade

Pennsylvania has been rated satisfactory in nursing home care grades. If your loved one was abused or neglected in a nursing home, contact an attorney.

California Child Support Laws - The Basics

With divorce effecting over three quarters of marriages nowadays, there is a constant demand for answers to the unknowns. Oftentimes, the most important, and stressful, unknown that couples face when encountering a divorce is monetary issues.

Marriage in Costa Rica

The considerations and main requirements a couple must consider if they want to marry in Costa Rica, Central America.

Unmarried and in a Relationship: Protecting Your Rights with a Cohabitation Agreement in Massachusetts

Massachusetts does not recognize any rights for a couple that cohabit. This means that if your in an unmarried relationship and it fails, you do not have the right to palimony, separate support, alimony, property division or claim for loss of consortium. On top of this, the Commonwealth does not recognize “common law marriage”.

How Divorce Effects Children

Decades ago, the American culture as a whole began believing that unhappy parents equaled unhappy kids. This belief led many parents to divorce for the sake of their kid's happiness. However, research on the subject, which has spanned over 30 years, has found that in reality, kids suffer more and are therefore unhappy more when their parents get divorced. Consequently, parents aren’t any happier either.

How Cohabitation Impacts Alimony Payments

Let’s assume for this discussion that you have settled your divorce, the kids are coping with the change in their lives. You have moved on from your divorce and have found a wonderful new partner in life. You are thinking about moving in with them and taking that relationship to the next level.

When Does Child Support End?

Child support is a parent’s legal obligation to provide for their children. It is the responsibility of both parents. The money actually belongs to the children and is to be used only for them, to provide food, clothing, shelter, medical care – the necessities of life. Child support payments cannot be waived.

Seeking A Divorce Settlement? Where To Begin

Deciding to end your marriage is not easy decision to make. There are so many emotions involved, and it can seem completely confusing It may not be easy to think in a calm, rational manner during this time, but if you want the best result for your divorce, with the least amount of pain, it is something you must try to do.

Courtroom Etiquette

The day of reckoning (for your marriage, anyway) is almost here. You are probably a little nervous about your court appearance. Your attorney should help prepare you for this appearance, but we offer a few tips here to try to calm the nerves.

Los Angeles Area Man Arrested on Financial Elder Abuse Charges

A financial advisor was recently arrested at a seminar in Los Angeles on financial elder abuse charges.

Sealing a Juvenile Record

Many people wonder about sealing a juvenile record, especially when they did something that they regret when they were younger. Just like any type of criminal conviction, it could end up making it difficult to move forward in the future.

Who is a Good Candidate for a Collaborative Law Divorce?

A collaborative divorce differs from a regular divorce because it is not adversarial, it is cooperative. So, what kind of people make the best candidates for a collaborative divorce?

Stock Risk Comes With Some Life Insurance Policies

The rising stock market has also broadened the appeal of certain investments such as variable universal life and indexed universal life insurance policies that are linked to stock performance.

In With the New; Out With the Marriage - Why the New Year is Synonymous With Divorce

There is never a good time to get a divorce, but the three months after the holiday season divorce and family law attorneys as well as marriage and family counselors often call “Divorce Season.”

Challenges of Divorce Series: Part 1 - Single Parenting and Crime Rates in Utah

The hardest thing to face as a single parent in Utah are the intense emotions associated with being both a mother and a father to a child. This is further magnified when the other parent is absent or is deliberately not doing anything to fulfill his/her part in the caring for the children. More often than not, the single parent’s psychological well being bogs down.

How Can Community Engagement Prevent Domestic Abuse?

Until now, the term “domestic violence” has been used extensively to describe abuse that happens between the two members of a relationship, be it spouses, same sex couples, roommates, or family members.

The Difference Between Talaq and Khulla

Talaq is the Islamic term for divorce. A talaq is used to end a contract of marriage the nikah, under the terms of Islamic sharia. It should be noted that Talaq is a right given by a Husband and Wife can only exercise the right of Talaq if the same is granted to her in her Nikkahnama (Marriage Contract). If the Husband gives Talaq he must also tender Haq Meher to his Wife, whereas if the Wife exercises her right of Talaq then she must relinquish her right to Haq Meher.

Spending Time Apart Isn’t Good for a Marriage

Being in the military has its fair share of drawbacks. Military personnel are well aware of the fact that being in the military and serving their country comes with the possibility of being away from home for months, if not years, at a time. During times of war, men and women are gone for even longer.

Jail Isn’t Always the Best Option for Those Owing Child Support

Often times, custodial parents might agree that someone who doesn’t pay child support should be forced to deal with the potential consequences. For example, many people feel that any father who flees the country to avoid having to pay child support should wind up spending time behind bars. Sending the individual to jail might not be the smartest move for the family, which is the case in one situation recently.

Are Secret Accounts Really the Best Idea?

When it comes to getting a divorce, money always comes into play when dealing with alimony, assets and especially child support. Many people are taking the necessary steps to prepare for their future in the event of a divorce.

Divorce Mediation is Another Option for Florida Divorce

Litigating a divorce may always be an option for Florida couples, but it isn't the only option. For couples that want an alternative, there is divorce mediation or collaborative law. It isn't always necessary to make ending a marriage an adversarial process. Sometimes, couples end up better of handling matters outside the courtroom.

Parent Visitation Rights FAQ

Any divorce or child custody case can be difficult. Once parental responsibility is established, having a chance to spend time with the minor children is important. Nothing can replace having a presence in the growth and development of a child’s life.

Who Gets the Debt: Divorce and Bankruptcy

Divorces can be very complex, especially when there are major financial obligations, property and debts to divide. The situation can get very messy when there is a huge financial loss at stake for one or both parties. One of the biggest myths about getting divorced is that you can pass on your debt to the other party. This is simply not true. Without question, you can divorce your spouse, but what happens to those debts that you incurred while married?

Settling Your Family Law Case When a Settlement Proposal Is in the Margin of Error

The decision on when to settle a family law case is a difficult one. This article suggests that the time in most circumstances to settle is when a settlement offer is within the margin of error.

Supreme Court Ruling: Man Convicted of Domestic Violence Barred from Possessing a Gun

This article talks about an important U.S. Supreme Court decision issued in the case of U.S. v. Castleman, 12-1371. This was a unanimous opinion dealing with the ability of an individual convicted of domestic violence to possess a firearm.

Making the Decision to Adopt

There are many questions you need to ask yourself before making the life-changing decision to adopt a child.

Marriage Features Between Ukrainian Citizen and Non-resident

Another, as we may say, and at least an adult step in the life of almost every person is marriage. As they say, love knows no age boundaries and don't see boundaries. The lack of "boundaries" in the modern world helps to promote international marriages.

What To Do As A Dad Dealing With Divorce

Dads can end up dealing with the worst of the consequences after a divorce. Seeking the most knowledgeable Atlanta divorce lawyer to handle your case isn't just something we suggest you do - it is a necessity when planning a successful divorce.

Elder Abuse Hurts Families

The cycle of violence is hard to break. Problems can occur when a child that was abused becomes the caregiver for the parent that did the abusing. Elder abuse can be the result when a child that was abused is forced to take care of a parent later in life.

Structuring Florida Parenting Plans to Provide for Emergency Care for Asthmatic Children

When Florida parents of asthmatic children are going through a dissolution of their marriage the circuit courts must approve a parenting plan which provides for emergency medical care and medical decision making as it relates to the minor asthmatic child.

Protecting Your Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder Child and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

No conscientious parent would allow their special needs child with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder( ADHD) to be abused in a Florida dissolution of marriage case paternity case or complex custody matter. If you have a sense that your special needs child with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) is the subject of abuse then you must address that issue with your Florida family lawyer.

Post-Dissolution of Marriage Considerations for Special Needs Children Subject to Parenting Plan Litigation

In order to properly address the issues that will be facing parents of special needs children following the dissolution of a Fort Lauderdale Florida marriage it is imperative that the litigating parties either employ a Broward County special needs divorce attorney or make their Fort Lauderdale dissolution of marriage attorney aware of those certain and uniquely specific realities that effect their child and impair their ability to parent, support and time share for that child.

International Marriages: What Foreign Parents Should Know

International marriages have become very often in modern society. The informational era of development presupposes the process of fast globalization and destroying all the borders between countries and peoples of the world. Ukraine is not an exception: Ukrainian women create families with the men from the Western Europe and the USA. Quite often, these marriages make the spouses happy.

Six California Residents Arrested For Financial Elder Abuse Scams

Six California residents have been arrested for scams that targeted senior citizens. The suspects were arrested in southern California.

The Development of Child Rights Law in the UAE

A series of federal and local laws were developed with the purpose of regulating relations and ensuring the stability of transactions and the safety of society.

The Link Between Alcohol and Domestic Violence Crimes

Someone who drinks excessively and then commits a domestic violent crime probably isn’t thinking about the legal consequences of their actions.

Disagreement About Handling of California Caregiver Abuse Cases

Long -term care advocates and officials disagreed at a recent Assembly hearing.

Is Prosecution Always the Best Way to Stop Domestic Violence?

Everyone knows that domestic violence is a significant problem in our country, mainly for women. Things have slowly been getting better in recent years due to changes in the law and raising awareness about the issue, but there’s a long way to go, and part of the conversation needs to involve the effectiveness of the methods we use to punish offenders.

About to Divorce in Texas? What you Need to Know about Collaborative Law

It is common knowledge that divorces can be adversarial, and can include hotly contested and expensive court hearings. Most people also know that parties can make an agreement between themselves with or without a mediator's involvement. What a lot of people Don't know is that there is a third option...

5 of the Most Dangerous Roads in the U.S.

As with California State Route 138, the major problem with U.S. 431 in Alabama is that it consisted mostly of two narrow lanes until 2010 and had dense traffic. The good news is that the highway was expanded to four lanes from Phenix City to Dothan.

Los Angeles Assisted Living Facility Held Responsible for Injuries of Resident

A Los Angeles County assisted living facility has been ordered by a judge to pay a woman who was injured by a fall.

Divorce in Greece for EU Couples

Greece becomes the 16th EU member state adopting regulation 1259/2010 (Rome III) in regards to divorce proceedings.

Can Accusers Drop Domestic Violence Charges after an Arrest in Utah?

In the heat of a domestic argument or in an effort to gain advantage in divorce, one party may call the police to falsely accuse another of domestic violence.

Understanding Your Options When a Former Spouse is Delinquent on Child Support or Alimony Payments

In many alimony and child support cases, the spouse required to pay support is either neglectful or purposefully opposed to paying.

Scammers Offering Free Initial Services Target Seniors for Financial Elder Abuse

In California, senior citizens have been a target for con-artists and scammers. A recent scam has affected seniors in the state and officials want the public to be aware of the scam. This scam has been called the "free inspection scam."

What Are the Possible Legal Issues Related to Sperm Donors?

  By HG.org
More and more Americans are turning to in vitro fertilization as a means of conceiving. Sometimes the sperm donor for these procedures is known, sometimes he is not. In either instance, what are the possible legal issues related to both the mother and biological father as the sperm donor?

Why American Women Should Be Interested in the FAMILY Act

  By HG.org
In 2004, a Harvard University study found that of 168 countries surveyed, 163 had some form of government mandated maternity leave pay. The United States was not one of them. As a result, millions of American women suffer crippling economic hardships when they must take time off to give birth, and then are forced to return to work prematurely or go without income. Enter the FAMILY Act.

Is Polygamy Illegal in the United States

  By HG.org
Over the last few years there have been a number of television shows regarding the polygamist lifestyle. This has led some to wonder whether polygamy may be legal anywhere in the U.S. It also raises questions about why bigamy is outlawed and whether this is a trend that may be changing.

What Laws Affect Mail Order Brides?

  By HG.org
As the Internet makes the world a smaller and smaller place, unusual new ways of meeting people have become increasingly popular. While personal ads placed in the newspaper used to be a somewhat embarrassing way of meeting someone, the explosion of the Internet made online dating sites almost the norm for arranging romantic encounters. Similarly, the Internet has also opened the doors to international romance in the form of “mail order bride” services. But what laws affect mail order brides?

Can I Be Held Liable for My Spouse's Debts?

  By HG.org
Often, when considering marriage couples are thinking only about love and romance, not the more practical concerns like how one spouse's debts might affect the other after they are married. So, the question often arises “can I be held liable for my spouse's debts?”

How to Take Your Child Abroad Without Consent of the Other Parent

Marriage between a man and a woman from different countries is no longer a novelty. Such unions are sometimes even very successful if families live in perfect harmony entire life and enjoyed every minute being together.

What Happens to a California Child Support Order When the Baby Mama Marries the Father?

The shorthand answer to that question is that the prior court order for child support is automatically extinguished. That is what the 4th circuit of the California appellate court recently held in the 2012 case of In re Marriage of Wilson & Bodine (2012) 207 Cal. App. 4th. 768.

Common Law Marriage and Legal Protection in Texas

Persons who are married have certain legal rights and protections that they don't even think about. However, there are other couples who have long-term, committed relationships who have things a bit more difficult. This article will show the issues that should be considered by persons who are involved in a non-ceremonial marriage in Texas, and how to prevent a problem.

My Loved One's Estate Was Looted By Someone Who Was Supposed To Be Caring For Them – What Can I Do?

  By HG.org
Recently, I was approached by someone asking me about a situation that occurs all too often. Her grandmother's estate had been bled dry by someone who was supposed to be taking care of her. My friend wanted to know what the legal rights and responsibilities of the parties were in this situation and what could be done about it.

When Can Kids Fly Alone?

  By HG.org
It is not uncommon, particularly around the holidays, for children to visit family members in other states. Sometimes this means taking a flight. But, for many families, it is just not financially feasible for a parent to accompany the child on the flight. So, what are the laws and rules regarding when children can fly alone?


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