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"Savior Siblings": Birth for the Sake of Life
Related Item A woman born 20 years ago to save her sister's life spoke recently about her life and her feelings about being a "savior child". Since 1991 public opinion has shifted in favor of creating a life to save an existing one. The legal landscape, which does not yet prohibit this, may also be shifting in ... Read more

Becoming a Foster Parent
When a home environment is unhealthy, state social services will remove minor children from their biological home and place them with foster parents. During this time, the children's biological parents are expected to work at improving the situation so their children can return home to them. The goal ... Read more

Children Have Legal Rights
In most states, for legal purposes, a child is a person under the age of 18. A few states set the age of majority at 17 or 19. Children who are living with their parents have the right to receive basic needs from them. Otherwise, the state must provide those services. Parents Must Provide Basic Necessities ... Read more

My Underage Child is Pregnant
Learning that your underage child is pregnant can be a trying time for any parent. Despite the circumstances, you'll need to help your child weigh all of her options for dealing with the pregnancy. Some of the options, such as abortion and putting the baby up for adoption, may or may not be available, ... Read more

Raising a Child with Special Needs
Parenting any child can be a challenge. Parenting a child who has physical, developmental or emotional disabilities can multiply these demands tenfold. Among the challenges faced by the parent of a special needs child are paying the bills, care-giving on a daily basis, and advocating for your child’s ... Read more

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It sounds as if you are now, and may intend to continue, to be involved with your mother (even if only as a landlord).  However, if you wish to pursue formal emancipation, there is a mechanism fo ...Read more

If you have a stalking injuction, I'd need to see that and determine what it says about having the children around. And, if he is having these mental breaks, should the children be around him at all? ...Read more

I am sorry to hear about your problems and difficulties; issues where the children are involved, and where there are claims of parental alienation can be extremely damaging for the children, and extre ...Read more

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The Benefits of a Prenuptial Agreement

Getting engaged to your significant other can be one of the most exciting times of your life. The thought of spending the rest of your life with the person of your dreams can put to rest lots of doubt ... Read more

Abandoned Marriage: Grounds for Divorce?

It always seems that when we actually really need something, we can’t seem to find it. When you’re late for a meeting with the boss, you can’t locate your keys. When the pizza man is ... Read more

What is Limited Assistance Representation and is it Right for You?

Limited Assistance Representation, also known as LAR, is when an attorney is hired to assist a litigant with a portion(s) of his or her legal matter rather than representing the litigant in the entire ... Read more

Divorce Story: “For me, everything was 100 percent about my kid”

Client Interview-Tampa, FL August 2, 2016 I consulted Jeanne about getting a divorce, even before I decided to go ahead with it. One of my biggest concerns was about child custody. She explained to me ... Read more

Divorce Story: “Sane, calm and moving forward”

Client Interview-Tampa, FL August 12, 2016 I thought about getting divorced for 10 years before I went to see Jeanne to talk with her about representing me. I wanted her as my attorney because it was ... Read more

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