Family Law - list of new articles

By Mary Allen [September 15th, 2023]
Divorce is the legal termination of a marriage. In some states, divorce is called dissolution or dissolution of marriage. A divorce usually includes division of marital property and, if necessary, arrangements for child custody and support. It leaves both people free to marry again. A legal separation results when the parties separate and a court rules on the division of property, alimony, child support, custody and visitation-but does not grant a divorce. The money awarded for support of the spouse and children under these circumstances is often called separate maintenance (as opposed to alimony and child support). .... >> MORE

By WORLDLawDirect [January 18th, 2019]
WORLDLawDirect is a leading provider of information and contacts for those interested in adopting internationally. .... >> MORE

By WORLDLawDirect [January 26th, 2018]
Probate is a legal process that usually involves filing a deceased person's will with the local probate court, taking an inventory and getting appraisals .... >> MORE

By WORLDLawDirect [January 25th, 2018]
Do It Yourself Divorce Going through the process of divorce today is often needlessly difficult and costly. That's why we're .... >> MORE

By WORLDLawDirect [January 21st, 2018]
Collect past due child support... The mission of the Child Support Enforcement Program is to enhance the well-being of children by assuring that assistance in obtaining support, including financial and medical, is available to children through locating parents, establishing paternity, establishing support obligations, and monitoring and enforcing those obligations. .... >> MORE

By WORLDLawDirect [January 20th, 2018]
Do It Yourself Power of Attorney A power of attorney is a means to appoint someone to act on your behalf for various matters. .... >> MORE

By WORLDLawDirect [October 4th, 2016]
It seems to many teens that adults are always making a big deal about people having sex under the age of consent. Many young people think that if they feel ready to have sex and they use protection, it is nothing to do with anyone else. But every teen needs to know the laws and what they mean. The age of consent is the age when the law says you can agree to have sex. In most countries, until you reach this age you can't legally have sex with anyone, however old they are. Sometimes the law is slightly different when the partners are of a similar age, but there is usually still a minimum age below which sex is always illegal. .... >> MORE

By WORLDLawDirect [October 4th, 2016]
Until the violence stops, the hotline will continue to answer... One Call at a Time. Help is available to callers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Hotline advocates are available for victims and anyone calling on their behalf to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals to agencies in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Assistance is available in English and Spanish with access to more than 140 languages through interpreter services. If you or someone you know is frightened about something in your relationship, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224. .... >> MORE

By WORLDLawDirect [October 4th, 2016]
The Family Court handles most legal matters affecting families and children, although the State Supreme Court is the only court that can grant a divorce, separation or annulment of a marriage. Bringing a matter before the Family Court for the first time may seem complicated and time-consuming. It is important to listen carefully to the court personnel and judge involved in the case. Of course, you should pay special attention to the advice of your lawyer if you have one. .... >> MORE

By WORLDLawDirect [October 4th, 2016]
Domestic violence can occur between spouses or ex-spouses, people who were once romantically involved but no longer, or people related by blood or adoption. It encompasses abuse between domestic partners (past or present), spousal abuse, sibling conflict, child abuse and children's abuse of parents. The law may also consider the following behaviors a form of domestic violence: verbal abuse, intimidation, cutting off a person from family and friends, sexual abuse, and manipulation through threats or financial deprivation. Have a serious problem you cannot solve? Ask our lawyers. Do not tolerate abuse! .... >> MORE

By WORLDLawDirect [October 4th, 2016]
Establishing a support order depends on how much success you and your caseworker or lawyer have in several critical areas, such as locating the noncustodial parent if necessary, identifying what he or she can pay, and determining the financial needs of the child. States are required to have child support guidelines available to all people who set child support amounts. Most State guidelines consider the needs of the child, other dependents, and the ability of the parents to pay. States must use the guidelines unless they can be shown to be inappropriate in a particular case. .... >> MORE

By Chris Mason [October 4th, 2016]
We frequently receive "family law" questions regarding the legal obligation of parents to pay support for their children. World Law Direct offers back-up support, lawyer assistance, and pleadings drafting for persons that choose (for whatever reason) to go to court themselves without a lawyer. Having a lawyer is always worth considering. If you cannot afford a lawyer, often there are resources available to you at state expense. Check with your local Legal Services Corporation unit, Legal Aid Society or the court clerk. .... >> MORE

By USCIS [October 4th, 2016]
If your fiance(e) is not a citizen of the United States and you plan to get married in the United States, then you must file a petition with USCIS .... >> MORE

By USCIS [October 4th, 2016]
Application procedures: Bringing a fiance(e) to live in the United States IMPORTANT: Information .... >> MORE

By [October 4th, 2016]
Common-law marriage (or common law marriage) All U.S. jurisdictions recognize common-law marriages where they have been validly .... >> MORE