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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

Emancipation of Minors: Children's Right and Privileges
Most parents care deeply about their children and want them to lead a healthy, successful, and independent life. Sometimes children want to exercise that independence before their parents are ready to let go. ... 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

When Parents Are Unmarried
Unmarried parents may face challenging custody and paternity issues. Learn how to protect your custodial rights. ... READ MORE

 

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If you have had primary care of your granddaughter for at least 6 months AND you file for visitation/possession and access within 90 days of the end of that primary care, then you have standing to fil ...Read more

You are correct about Nevada law.  See the detailed explanation regarding "relocation" cases here. You can contact the police to ask, but they will probably tell you this is a "civil matter" if ...Read more

You will need either a court order directing the schols to give you these records or to obtain at least joint "legal custody" which is different from lphysical possession. Check with a good local lawy ...Read more

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How can I get custody of my 14-month-old brother?

Q: Me and my fiancé have been taking care of my baby brother. My mom really doesn’t help. He has been at my house most of his life. For three months going on four months he hasn’t bee ... Read more

Do I need a lawyer? Does he have a case?

Q: My husband and I have a 27 years old autistic son, I took care of him until he was 18 years old. He has been living with my husband since then. My husband wants to get divorce now and hired a lawye ... Read more

A Childs Right to Testify in A Divorce

Often during a divorce one or both parents will attempt to use the child against their ex-spouse. When this is the case legal counsel is necessary for the best outcome for the child. This next paragra ... Read more

Rental Income on Community Property

Is an ex-spouse entitled to half of rental income on a community property asset? A divorcing couple decides to let their family home foreclose. The ex-husband was living in the property at the time. T ... Read more

Is My New Spouse Required to Contribute to My Child’s College Expenses?

In Pennsylvania, a parent’s basic duty to pay child support endures until the child has reached the traditional age of majority, 18 years, or graduates high school, whichever occurs later. Howev ... Read more

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