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Common Law Marriage and Divorce: What Happens to the Kids?
Ending a relationship when you have children can be difficult. And if you're unmarried, it adds another layer of complexity. How things play out under these circumstances may depend on whether your relationship is considered a common law marriage. ... Read more

Common Law Marriage and Divorce: Do I Have to Pay Alimony?
Find out whether alimony is available after a common law marriage. ... Read more

Common Law Marriage and Divorce: What Happens to the Property?
If you’ve been in a long-term relationship, odds are you and your partner have accumulated personal property and possibly some real estate. If you're in a common law marriage, it will affect how your assets are divided. Find out more about property distribution and common law marriage. ... Read more

What Is Common Law Marriage?
Learn more about this uncommon form of legal marriage. ... Read more

What States Recognize Common Law Marriage?
Learn more about common law marriage and where these partnerships are recognized. ... Read more

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You can file a motion or petition under Wisconsin's so called "grandparents'statute" to seek visitation with your grandchild. There is a recent WI Supreme Court case that indicated that  it is no ...Read more

  Before you become an adult, you cannot file a petition to change your name.  Your mother will have to do it.  And she will have to give notice to your father, and allow him the opp ...Read more

Yu can have as many as you want, but that doesn't mean that the common law partners have any rights.  You can only have oe legal spouse, but if there is no law to prevent you from having more tha ...Read more

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The Effects of Marriage on Litigation in Maryland

When video of Baltimore Raven’s running back Ray Rice and his then fiancée was released, depicting a February 15, 2014, physical altercation between the two in an Atlantic City casino, myri ... Read more

Does Massachusetts Law Empower Criminal Rapists to Seek Parental Rights?

In 2014, former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed a law that appeared to offer protection for mothers victimized by sexual assault, but it became widely criticized as inviting additional tra ... Read more

CHESTER COUNTY LGBT LAWYERS: SUPREME COURT’S SCHOOL TRANSGENDER CASE

In October, the Supreme Court announced they would determine whether public schools could require transgender students to use the restroom for the gender they were born. A lower court in Virginia, whe ... Read more

What You Need to Know About Collaborative Divorce

Jeanne L. Coleman explains how the Collaborative Divorce process works and what you can expect. It is wise to review all your options and understand the details of what occurs with each option. You wi ... Read more

What You Need to Know About Modification of Alimony at Retirement

Do you know all the conditions around modifying alimony payments in retirement? View the video as Jeanne L. Coleman explains what happens if permanent alimony was ordered in your case and the person p ... Read more

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