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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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I hope that you will contact and meet with a lawyer in your community who works in Family Law. There is no way to give an adequate or accurate answer to your question from the email alone. Good l ...Read more

Any good lawyer familiar with Probate litigation could handle this. You will need to bring to that lawyer all of the facts as you know them, and, especially, any documents that help show what you beli ...Read more

You may be confusing some aspects of physical custody with legal custody -- and they are different, as explained here.  To answer your specific question, no, an award of sole legal will not stop ...Read more

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QDROs and Common Pitfalls Awaiting the Unwary Family Law Attorney

In most cases, a married couple’s wealth is typically measured by their home, automobile, and pension assets. Because homes and automobiles are generally encumbered, a couple’s pension is ... Read more

Abuse and Divorce in Florida – Know Your Rights

If you are thinking about filing for divorce in Florida, it is even more important to ensure that you understand the full scope of your rights and that you get help from an experienced Florida divorce ... Read more

Reducing Holiday Stress Starts With Good Planning

The holidays are approaching, and it can be a difficult time for those going through a divorce or who have already divorced. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to keep your holidays happy. ... Read more

Thanksgiving Traditions-How do we create New ones with a New Family Dynamic

  Tomorrow is Thanksgiving (okay, it’s not a news flash, but just in case you were still stuck in the campaign coma from a few weeks ago, we’ve moved on).  And with Thanksgiving, ... Read more

5 Reasons Your Prenuptial Agreement Might Get Thrown Out

A premarital agreement, when created legally, stands up in court very well. There are situations when a prenuptial agreement can become invalid, though. Here are five of the most common reasons and wa ... Read more

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