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Is Our Marriage Valid in Every State?
Worried about whether your marriage will stand up in any of America's state courts? In many cases, you may be protected by the Full Faith and Credit clause of the United States Constitution. ... READ MORE

Is Our Marriage Valid in Every Country?
Is my marriage legally recognized in other countries around the world? ... READ MORE

How Do I Know If I'm Ready for Marriage?
If you're wondering whether you're ready to marry, read through this list of factors and get a sense for whether you're on the right path. ... READ MORE

Can I Get Married If I'm Under 18?
Are you ready to tie the knot, even though you're not 18? Depending on the laws in your state, you may need parental consent. ... READ MORE

Getting Married Abroad: What You Need to Know
Learn about how to make sure your destination wedding is valid. ... READ MORE

I Had a Destination Wedding: Is My Marriage Legal?
Make sure your foreign wedding will be considered valid in the U.S. ... READ MORE

Do I Need Parental Consent to Get Married?
Learn more about whether minors can marry. ... READ MORE

Before Marriage: A Checklist of Financial Issues to Consider
Feeling like your upcoming marriage could be a financial disaster? Read through this list of items you should discuss with your partner. ... READ MORE

After Marriage: Top Money Issues to Discuss With Your New Spouse
Learn about the kinds of conversations you can have with your spouse to help you avoid money arguments. ... READ MORE

10 Reasons Why You're Not Ready for Marriage
Wondering whether you're ready to take the plunge? ... READ MORE


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You can call the police, but they will do exactly nothing, because your court order is so ambiguous. (Even if it wasn't, police are not inclined to enforce visitation orders that don't specifically re ...Read more

This is not thought provoking to me.  There are 2 hired attorneys, who are well versed and familier with your case; and you are the client.  Simply ask (or demand) a full and detailed explan ...Read more

Social security retirement benefits are considered income. So, if I understand your question, there is no reason that you cannot use your benefit money in paying your child support. It may even be pos ...Read more

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NJ Supreme Court decision makes it harder to move with child out of state

The New Jersey Supreme Court called Bisbing v. Bisbing, decided only on August 8, 2017, has provided a major shift in balancing the interests of custodial and non-custodial parents when a custodial pa ... Read more

Can I get in trouble if I received child support for a child in CYF?

Q: My child was taken out of my care and placed with her grandmother on some fake allegations by my ex. I’m still receiving child support for said child. Can I get in trouble if I take the money ... Read more

Divorcing a Spouse with Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Our client writes, After 30+ years of mental abuse, she finally feels safe enough to divorce her husband. She is the sole bread winner and he is convinced she is hiding money from him. His attorney cl ... Read more

Divorce and Property

Mum is the word- sometimes, unfortunately. That was the case for one woman, who ran into multiple questions regarding the condo she and her hopefully soon to be ex-husband share. The catch, however, i ... Read more

2017 Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines Include Sweeping Changes

After months of secret meetings and closed-door discussions, the 2017 Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines are now seeing the light of day with an effective date less than two months away. We cover ... Read more

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