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Gay Adoption in Georgia

After banning Gay Marriage with a constitutional amendment in 2004, Georgia joined 15 other states in drafting bills to outlaw Gay Adoption in...

A Prenuptial Agreement Can Potentially Prevent Disputes in the Event of a Divorce - Germany

A divorce is not only associated with private arguments, indeed it can also lead to legal disputes. A prenuptial agreement can potentially offer...

10 Questions to Ask your Divorce Lawyer in Georgia: Part 2

A divorce is a delicate matter that should be handled by both experienced and helpful divorce lawyer. Ask the right questions to find the...

10 Questions to Ask your Divorce Lawyer in Georgia - Part 1

It important to have a list of questions to ask when you're deciding which divorce lawyer is right for you. Ask about their previous experience,...

Q&A to Signing a Prenuptial Agreement in Georgia

Signing a prenuptial agreement in Georgia is a major decision. Always make an informed decision whether or not you decide to sign an agreement.

Prenups Aren't Only for the Wealthy

The number one misconception about prenuptial agreements is that they are only for the wealthy. In truth, anyone who has anything before tying...

Explaining the Differences between Family & Supreme Court in NY State

For couples seeking a divorce or families dealing with a family law issue, the difference between Family Court and Supreme Court in New York...

How is Child Custody Determined in Arizona?

Arguably one of the largest concerns for families with children who are considering divorce is how child custody is determined in Arizona and...

Joint and Sole Legal and Physical Child Custody Explained

If you and your child's other parent are separated or divorced, determining child custody is probably one of your primary concerns. Child...

Grounds for Divorce- Insupportability of the Marriage

Many people wonder what can be the basis or grounds for a divorce in Texas. The Texas Divorce Lawyer is providing a series of articles on the 7...

Modifying a Child Custody Agreement

If the custody arrangement that once fit your lifestyle no longer works, you can speak with a family lawyer about a modification. Keep reading...

The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act and Violence Against Men

Last week, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act was reintroduced by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, a...

What To Do If Your Ex Owes You Child Support?

Whether the parents of a child maintain a relationship or not, they are legally required to provide for their child. Child support is the...

What Does Child Support Pay For in Florida?

Although child support typically covers a child’s basic expenses, how the funds are going to be spent is decided upon by the custodial parent....

What Protective Orders Can and Cannot Do in Maryland

Protective orders might help you feel a little more safe and secure, but ultimately any protective order is a legal document. If you are in...

Vacation Homes Can Spell Trouble in High-Asset Divorces

Vacation homes often spell trouble in divorces because they are generally high-value properties. Failure to come to an out-of-court agreement on...

How Does Domestic Violence Affect Custodial Rights to Children in California?

Domestic violence is being referred to as an epidemic in the United States, and more than three million children witness acts of domestic abuse...

Child Custody Exchange Safety

Child visitation and child custody exchanges are a vital part of maintaining and building relationships between a child and each of their...

Divorce between Bulgarian National and Citizen of EU Member State

This article is intended to analyze the conditions for enforcing of divorce between Bulgarian national and citizen of EU member state before the...

Explaining the Difference in Alimony & Child Support

Alimony, or "spousal support" is often confused with child support. Although both forms of payment are the result of a divorce, the two concepts...

Equitable Distribution – Your Business and Divorce

Any small business owner who is getting divorced will be both surprised and shocked to find out that up to half of your business will be awarded...

Can A Parent Coordinator Alleviate Conflict After The Divorce?

A divorce is never easy, but there are ways that the distress of going through a divorce and the accompanying child custody hearings can be...

For the First Time the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Works to Provide Eldercare Statistics

In 2011, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics procured information about eldercare providers in the United States, and produced the results in...

Breach of Intervention Order or Family Violence Order in Victoria

Breaching an intervention order? If you live in the state of Victoria (Australia), breaching a condition of an intervention order could land you...

Bequeather’s Tax Obligations On The Year Of Death In Their Quality As Deductible Bequest Liabilities

In its Judgment of the 04.07.2012, the German Federal Finance Court (BFH) determined that the final income taxes to be paid by the legatee, in...

Childrens Rights

The essential principle that passes like a golden thread in law, in judgments and in every occasion of child custody disputation, is the...

Basics of Medicare

Medicare, health insurance for elderly and disabled Americans, is a large system that can seem confusing. Here are some basics to help you...

The Rabbinical Court – Different From What You Think

Many people are of the opinion that the Rabbinical Court is a dull and drab institution where the people there are caught up in antiquated...

Divorce in Isarel

While in most western countries the authority to judge matters relating to separation and Divorce is in the hands of the Family Court, in Israel...

Germany - Foreign Inheritance Laws

Upon the question, which inheritance law is to be applied, both the German and the international inheritance laws rely on the nationality of the...

What Are the Different Child Custody Options

If you are getting divorced and thinking of child custody related matters, you would need to hire a lawyer and learn more about the different...

Protecting Your Interests in a Divorce

A divorce can be relatively uncomplicated in an uncontested divorce, or it can drag out in a messy contested divorce, and some complex cases...

Americans Require a Will While Living Abroad. Case of Thailand

Advancement of modern technology allow people to migrate effortlessly across borders in increasing numbers in this century. People live and work...

At The End Of The Year, Bequest Promises Eexpire By Means Of Constraints Over The Inheritance Reform

Inheritance claims may end at the close of the year, as a result of legislation alternation in obedience with the inheritance reform. The...

Election 2012: Maryland Votes to Uphold Same-Sex Marriage

Maryland’s vote for Question 6 confirms that public opinion in the state is currently trending toward expanding – rather than constricting – the...

License Plate Decals May Limit Teen Driver Car Accidents

A study of Kyleigh's Law’s effectiveness at curbing teen driver crashes by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) recently revealed...

Nursing Home Costs on Upward Spiral

Elder law attorneys will educate their clients about the eventualities of aging. Along these lines you would do well to recognize the fact that...

Be Aware of Possible Nursing Home Expenses

When you are planning for retirement you are invariably going to be looking forward to good times ahead.

Child Maintenance & Rights of Access

Child/spousal maintenance and contact is one of the main issues in any divorce or separation. This article discusses some of the difficulties...

Succession Cases With Foreign Elements In Germany

Intestacy cases can often be governed by the German as well as the foreign succession laws, which can complicate the implementation of the...

At The End Of The Year, Bequest Promises Can Expire By Constraints Over The Inheritance Reform - Germany

Inheritance claims may end at the close of the year, as a result of legislation alternation in obedience with the inheritance reform. The...

Divorce: Know Thy Beneficiary

If you’re thinking about getting a divorce, are in the process of getting a divorce, or are already divorced, then you should keep reading. A...

Family Law in the UAE: Special Conditions in the Marriage Contract

Marriage contracts usually take a standard format, however special conditions may be added into marriage contracts. Such special conditions can...

Adoption in the UAE

Sadly a great number of children are abandoned in the United Arab Emirates each year. Most likely this is as a result of young mothers being...

Family Law in the UAE: Husband and Wife Rights under Shariah Law

Family article on husband and wife rights under Shariah Law. There are specific rights designated to Husband and Wife under Shariah Law....

At The Conclusion Of The Year, Inheritance Gifts Will Reach Their Expiration Date - Germany

Inheritances may possibly expire at the end of the year, because of a legislation alternation in compliance with the inheritance reform. The...

Income Tax For The Death Year Of The Departed Is Deductible According To Federal Court Of Finance - Germany

The German Federal Court of finance takes the position that the abatement of taxes does not just include taxes from the time of death legally...

Inheritance Claims Will Expire By Limitations Through The Inheritance Reform At The End Of the Year - Germany

The inheritance reform from 2010 has changed the limitation rules and could show its effects for the first time this year. Thus, inheritance...

Succession Cases With Foreign Elements - Germany

Intestacy cases can often be governed by the German as well as the foreign succession laws which can complicate the implementation of the...

Federal Court Of Finance Clarifies That Income Tax For The Year Of Passing Of The Departed Is Deductible

The decision of the German Federal Finance Court (BFH) dated 07/04/2012 (AZ: II R 15/11) evidently stipulated that the income tax debt for the...

Federal Court Of Finance Decides That Income Tax For The Year Of Death Of The Departed Is Deductible - Germany

The decision from the German Federal Finance Court (BFH) of the 04.07.2012 (AZ: II R 15/11) evidently stipulated that the income tax debt for...

Expiration By Limitations Possible For Inheritance Claims At The End Of The Year - Germany

Inheritance claims may expire at the end of the year, due to a law change in accordance with the inheritance reform. In the year 2010 an...

Federal Court Of Finance States That Income Tax For The Death Year Of The Passed Can Be Deductible - Germany

The verdict of the German Federal Finance Court (BFH) of the 04.07.2012 (AZ: II R 15/11) strongly portrayed the fact that the income tax debt...

Child Kidnapping - Ukraine

Child kidnapping is a crime that happens with frightening regularity. And it often involves the parents. Sometimes a Ukrainian-born mother...

Property Separation - Ukraine

The main law of Ukraine which settles the property rights and duties of spouses is the Family Code of Ukraine, effective as of 1 January, 2004....

Marriage in Ukraine

According to the Article 21 of the Code the marriage is the family union of a woman and a man registered in the state registry office....

Annulments and Divorce - Ukraine

The effects of a divorce can be long lasting and far-reaching. This is generally not the case with an annulment. An annulment does not include...

Establishing Paternity - Ukraine

"Paternity acknowledgement" is a voluntary process when an unwed father becomes legally recognized as the biological father for child support...

Adoption - Ukraine

The international adoption process in Ukraine is quite a bit different from that of other countries. First, Ukrainian law does not allow...

Wills and Estates in the Ukraine

"In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes," Benjamin Franklin once said. Setting aside the issue of mortality, we will focus on the...

Child Custody - Ukraine

It seems like only yesterday a child’s parents loved each other and lived together quite happily. Today they find themselves bitterly...

Pre-nuptial Agreements - Ukraine

It seems wrong to contemplate the ugliness of divorce, and often devastating consequences, during the honeymoon season. For that reason, many...

Common-Law Marriages - Ukraine

What about a couple who lives together as husband and wife, but does not have the marriage registration? What kind of property rights and...

Child Support - Ukraine

Child support is based on the policy that parents are obligated to pay for the support of children, even when the children are not living with...

CHP Investigation of Accident Causing Brain Damage

In May, 2012 a newly licensed driver hit 8 high school students in a cross walk. It was first reported that he was travelling at 50 miles per...

Your Options for an Out of State Divorce

Florida is an attractive option for people seeking an out of state divorce because they have no requirement for legal separation and is quite...

Divorce Proceedings in the Ukraine

Whether you are legally separating or filing for divorce, it is extremely important that you don't allow your emotions to get the best of you,...

Ukrainian Surrogacy Laws

In the sphere of surrogacy, Ukrainian legislators have proven to be far more progressive than many of their European colleagues. Today, Ukraine...

Pre-Nuptial Agreement in the Philippines

Future spouses have the freedom to enter into an agreement with each other as to how their properties will be governed, and just like any other...

SSA Requiring Benefit Recipients to Go Paperless

Many people within the elder law community are concerned about the future solvency of the Social Security program. Indeed, given the rapid aging...

Germany - Income Tax For Year Of Death Of The Deceased Deductible According To Federal Court Of Finance

The verdict of the German Federal Finance Court (BFH) of the 04.07.2012 (AZ: II R 15/11) strongly portrayed the point in which the income tax...

Annulment vs. Nullity of Marriage in the Philippines

A marriage declared by the court as null and void connotes that the marriage entered into by the parties is inexistent as if no marriage ever...

How to Fill Out a Family Law Financial Affidavit in Florida

In concept, a financial affidavit is a simple document. It is a sworn statement of your income, expenses, assets, and liabilities. The form for...

Child Relocation Law in Florida - Fla. Stat. 61.13001

Relocation is an issue that is often addressed either in an initial custody action or after an initial custody order has been established....

Marriage and its Validity in the Philippines

“Marriage is a special contract of permanent union between a man and a woman entered into in accordance with the law for the establishment of...

Legal Requirements for Child Adoption and Legal Guardianship in Uganda

Adoption is a legal process whereby a person permanently assumes the parental rights and responsibilities for a child from his or her biological...

Study Reveals Dangers of Elderly Loneliness

Seniors who don't have a lot of strong social connections may be putting their health at a significant risk. Researchers have long known that...

Protecting Your Assets from Expanding Nursing Home Costs

Nursing home costs are rising, which could be detrimental to your financial health should you find yourself in need of nursing home care, or...

Revised Child Custody Act of Pennsylvania

The provisions of the new Child Custody Act applied in this instance. E.D. v. M.P., 33 A.3d 73 (Pa.Super. 2011). The mother appealed from the...

What Should You Learn About Child Support in Pennsylvania

If you are a resident of the Pennsylvania and looking for child support after separation, you would need to learn about the laws and regulations...

Divorce in Jamaica - When Separation is Not an Option

Marriages do fail. Marriage counselling is attempted to resolve your differences with your spouse, but sometimes there are irreconcilable and...

Why Wills - The Problem of Intestacy in Jamaica

You must not avoid writing your will. In fact, it is your voice after you death. Your family and loved ones will be certain of your wishes. A...

Coping Resources for Your Child During a Divorce

There are many resources available that broach the subject of children and divorce. With the right support, you child will live through it...

Family Law (Bangladesh), Family Courts Ordinance- 1985

Family Courts Ordinance- 1985 A family Court will have jurisdiction over the following matter: 1. Dissolution of marriage; 2. Restitution of...

A Bad Marriage is Not the Same as a Sham Marriage

Marriage to a U.S. citizen is the most common way of getting a legal permanent resident status in the United States especially when the alien...

It's Your Choice: Plan Now or Pay the Price Later

When you are a younger adult you may well have a difficult time wrapping your head around the concept of aging. It can seem as though retirement...

The New Age of Elder Care Law - An Interview with Buckley Fricker, Attorney, Author and Advocate

According to Buckley, her experience working with the elderly has reinforced the idea that as the age of society changes, the challenges will...

Learn More about Pennsylvania Divorce Laws

Every state has specific laws regarding divorce. Such laws may vary from one state to another. When you are planning to get a divorce, make sure...

Dovetailing Disabled Adult Child Benefits with Supplemental Security Income Benefits

A short window exists for a special needs child who is near age 18 to qualify for SSI by meeting the definition of disability. There is a...

More Child Abuse Lawsuits Against the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

More lawsuits have been filed in Philadelphia by individuals who allege that they were abused by Catholic priests as children. Pennsylvania...

How to Uncover Hidden Assets in Divorce

Anyone who has been divorced will tell you that asset division is one of the most stressful and emotionally charged aspects of the divorce...

When Parents Reach Old Age, Bringing Up Finances Can Be Difficult

As life spans continue to increase and more people are living in extended family environments,many are having to deal with financial issues that...

What You Should Know About Divorce

Introduction Beyond the considerable emotional pain, the end of a marriage is legally complex. This pamphlet reviews alternatives to divorce...

All About Alimony

Payments can be made to a spouse deemed as dependent if the court finds that they are financially reliant on their other spouse. Alimony can...

5 Tips to Start You on the Road to Re-Employment after a Divorce

The prospect of a divorce can be particularly stressful for the spouse who has been out of the workplace for some time. While it may have made...

4 Lessons We Can Learn from Celebrity Divorces

You may not be inclined to take relationship advice from celebrities – but they sure do know a lot about divorce. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’...

Family Reunification of German Spouses in Visa Cases

The German system of family reunification in visa cases is very strict. The spouses should be prepared carefully by their attorney before they...

New Study Reveals Deadly Risk of Loneliness

Adding to the increasing mountain of evidence which shows that remaining socially connected and interacting with others is key to maintaining...

EU Blue Card for Highly Skilled Specialists

Germany implements EU Directive “Blue Card” for high skilled employees (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2009:155:00...

Elder Financial Abuse

While much effort has gone into bringing public awareness to the prevalence of child abuse over the last few decades, the frequency with which...


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