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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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Grandparent visitation is awarded only when the grandparent has established standing, due to special circumstances, and the court has determined visitation is in the best interests of the child. &nbsp ...Read more

Presuming all this is in Nevada (answers vary in different places), there are multiple layers here.  First, under current NV law, the two bio parents have equal rights absent a court order to the ...Read more

   Although child support has been established, and probably through the Department of Revenue, you parental rights have not been established by the court, and therefore, you have no legal r ...Read more

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The New “Blended” Benefits Package for Military Personnel

Contributing Author: Dianne Schechter The year ahead will prompt many of today’s 1.3 million active-duty service members to make a big decision about their retirement benefits: whether to preser ... Read more

EX-SPOUSES’ RIGHTS TO SOCIAL SECURITY RETIREMENT BENEFITS

EX-SPOUSES SHOULD TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THEIR RIGHTS TO SOCIAL SECURITY SPOUSAL RETIREMENT OR WIDOW/WIDOWER BENEFITS AS A FORMER HUSBAND OR WIFE, IF YOU WERE MARRIED AT LEAST TEN YEARS AND HAVE REACH ... Read more

Think Your Spouse Is Hiding Assets? You can Investigate

Getting a divorce is difficult, and you know that part of that struggle is dividing your assets. For many people, this is relatively straightforward, but for others, there may be assets they aren&#821 ... Read more

8 Legal Terms You Should Know in Family Law

Maybe you are considering asking your spouse for a divorce, or perhaps you’ve already been served with a divorce complaint. Regardless of whether you are the plaintiff or the defendant in a divo ... Read more

There’s No Custody Order, So What’s Stopping Me?

An all too common question among people who are contemplating moving out of a residence that is shared with the other parent and minor children is “if there is no custody order in effect, why ca ... Read more

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