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Law regarding domestic matters, such as the relationship of spouses, or between parents and children.

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Could marrying a career woman help you escape alimony?

Is it generally accepted that if a woman has access to a profession that she can support herself with that you could use this fact to escape alimony? I believe this to be so but is it in fact true. I ...
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What would happen if this would to happen in a paternity case?

Let's say, for instance, you as a man were to be sued for child support. You then went to city hall to see if you have been declared as a father on any child's birth certificate. The government ...
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Do you have to pay child support if your gf that live together with you get pregnant with someone that's not your child?

Say you live together with a woman. Unknown to you, the woman becomes pregnant by someone else. From the beginning you already said that you only want to be responsible for your own children. Now, ...
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Does a NY divorce court have jurisdiction to rule on an action that involves the use of Supplemental Security Income funds?

An over 21 mentally challenged person who was certified to receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) at the age of 18 elects a "Payee" who happens to be a parent. For several years the ...
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Can witness from another state be held accountable?

If it’s a family law. In some state, for example, Arkansas. Can I call a witness from a different state? Will court accept him? I’m asking because this witness is from a different state, then the ...
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Can a father prevent the daughter from going on holiday with the EX-wife?

If a 10 years old girl is daughter of a divorced Italian couple, and an Italian court disposed for her a shared trust like 30%-70% (father - mother respectively), does the mother have the right to ...
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If a 12 year old child uses his mother's car without her consent

A 12 year old child uses his parent's car without her consent. He loses control over the steering wheel and hits his twin brother, which causes his brother's death. In this case, who is held ...
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Can a parent kick out their underage kid's kids?

Say you have a 14 year old daughter that has recently birthed a child. Obviously, you cannot kick your own kid out, but what about the kid's kid?
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Is it legal for parents in Iowa not to allow 16 year old to attend high school

Imagine that a 16 year old in Iowa is not attending any high school because their parents do not want them to. However, they do want to attend high school. Is it legal for the parents to stop them ...
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Can I force my parents to give me documents needed to buy a house?

I'm in a bit of a pickle here. I'm in the process of buying my first house and I need a document, called the ISEE ("Equivalent Economic Situation Indicator"), in order to get a lower ...
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Any legal challenges for a wife in same-sex couple to adopt a child?

Situation: a married same sex lesbian couple chooses to have a child, by using a sperm donor (this is USA, state is unknown for sure but let's say PA or NY). From what I understand, the standard ...
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What rights do minors have in Indiana

I am 20 years old and my younger brother, still a minor at 16, is battling with our parents over them seizing his property without any real cause, and refusing to return any of it, clearly outlining ...
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Married couple moving from a common law state to a community property state: California and Washington approach this differently?

If a married couple moves from a common law state to a community property state, do the properties they acquired after marriage (other than some prescribed exceptions) become their community property? ...
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Family re-unification visa processing time

Is there anything in immigration law in Germany which enforces that a family re-unification visa process should be finished maximum in a defined interval? I am from Afghanistan and having EU Blue-Card....
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Lifetime of gaslighting, abuse, and being forced to take Ritalin. Permanent brain damage. Unable to quit. Can I sue my parents and/or psychiatrists? [closed]

Sydney, Australia. I was coerced into taking Ritalin at age 4. Now I'm 28 and the long term effects have ruined my life, plus being "medicated" with this stuff went hand in hand with ...
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Can you report a judge for not appointing guardian ad litem for child abuse

Can you report a judge for not appointing a guardian ad litem for child abuse in the state of Mississippi when one is requested and, where it is mandatory to automatically appoint a guardian ad litem ...
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What are the legal implications of a common-law marriage followed by a formal marriage?

A and B have been in a common law marriage for many years. A and C then apply for and receive a marriage license. When A and C marry, what is the legal status of each marriage?
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Can a divorced man win a downward modification of alimony and/or child support if he were tricked into a marriage by a child that wasn't his?

A man and a woman are dating, and the woman gets pregnant. The woman pushes the man into a marriage before the birth of the child, claiming that the child was his. A year or two later, he finds out ...
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What are the statistics on child care arrangements post seperation?

It is a common perception that most children of separated male-female couples spend most or all of their time with their mother. It is also commonly believed that courts are used to make these ...
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Can you sue the courts and involved agencies for custody orders that proved harmful to you as a child?

One of my friend's parents, we'll call him Jamal, were separated early on. While both of his parents fought vigorously for custody of him and his brother Rodney, the court chose to grant his mother ...
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If you win a family court appeal in MS can you request another judge?

If a person wins an appeal in MS family court due to no guardian ad litem being appointed when allegations of child abuse are made known does the appellant have grounds to request another judge or ...
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Ensure adult child will have no special status in managing a parent's affairs

I have a friend (in US) who is estranged from his adult child. He is concerned that if, at some point in the future, he becomes unable to manage his affairs, that courts will presume this child has ...
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Can a woman deny her husband or a stranger paternity test?

Can a woman deny her husband or a stranger paternity test? Can a woman deny her husband a paternity test if he thinks she cheated on her? What about a stranger who claims to be the father when the ...
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Can Parents Of A Minor Legally Take Away Something That They Own [duplicate]

I'm under the age of 18 (a minor). Do my parents have the right to take away my personal property? To clarify this I should mention that my parents are divorced and my dad has legal custody of me but ...
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Property Ownership of a deceased child

Interesting and confusing situation posed to me.. When there are multiple households a child lives within, who retains ownership of items provided to a child by one parent if said child passes? So far:...
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Getting married for financial aid - what are the implications? [closed]

I’m currently a freshman at a private college. I get little financial aid to offset the cost of attendance of over $80,000 per year. For the next three years, I would expect to pay around $250,000 for ...
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What is the emancipation process?

I am looking into emancipation and was wondering what the process looks like. I live in PA. Any information will help.
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Can a lawyer be charged with Custodial interference pursuant to ARS 13-1302?

The law is stated here If a lawyer or a nonlawyer provides legal advice to family member, advocating they take a child out of state, without filing an order of protection, an emergency order, petition ...
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What constitutes a “Rule 69 agreement” after a judge has issued a final ruling and required mediation?

The context is in Arizona and I'm wondering how can a party prove an agreement existed.
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When Is The Evidence In A Mississippi Custody Case Insufficient To Be Sustained On Appeal?

If a judge hands down a decision to give a defendant custody based on a child being possibly autistic via therapist speculation without the child being officially tested for autism is this good ...
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PTSD and custody

A parent is awarded joint physical and legal custody of their children. This parent is subsequently diagnosed with PTSD. Assuming there are no allegations of abuse verbally or physically or other new ...
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Can you hire attorney to obtain birth certificate for your child if you are out of country?

Consider a situation where non-US citizen parents (say Indian parents) have a child in US thus child is US citizen by birth. They obtain birth certificate and passport for the child and go back to ...
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What are the differences in child custody litigation between TN and GA?

I've put the question of child custody in TN into three separate categories: 1. Divorcing parents. 2. Unmarried parents. 3. Third parties requesting custody to protect a child. Divorcing parents. ...
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Am I required to provide for my abusive parents' life after I move out?

Background My mother died 12 years ago when I was 8 years old and my drunkard father (F) married someone else (step-mother, SM) to help him raise me. Past decade has been a disaster for me. I was ...
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paternity test in Germany

I heard that in order to make a paternity test in Germany, the consent of both spouses is needed. If the husband has doubts about whether he is the father of a child born in wedlock, can he insist on ...
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In BC, Canada, may an adult seek & receive a Protection Order if the respondent is the mother of the petitioner but the parties do not live together?

(N.B. I've never studied the Canadian legal system, I'm not Canadian, I don't live in Canada, and I've never been to Canada. But I like cheese curds.) In a nutshell: what I want to know (...
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Contempt of court?

Ex partner agreed to sign a quit claim deed as part of the parenting plan back in March 2019. To this point he is refusing and still won’t sign it and submit to recorders office. Is this something I ...
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Governing entity over or recourse against corrupt Division of Social Services in North Carolina?

In the hypothetical situation laid out below, what governing entity over DSS could one turn to? In general, what action can be taken against a government entity such as DSS to force adherence to court ...
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Legal obstacles to moving out of parents' home and renting an apartment [closed]

I am 22 and live with my parents but am planning to move out soon. My parents are uncooperative with preparing me for this stuff (they have refused to take me to get my driver's license), but ...
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Court order during custody battle [closed]

If it's relevant, this is in Massachusetts. I have a situation where there is a custody battle going on and the two parties are under a temporary court order while the case is being processed (...
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Can a "legal" type DNA test be conducted in the state of Ney York without a court order?

Suppose two people who are over 18 wish to do a "legal" type DNA test to prove they are related, and one of them resides in New York, and the other one resides somewhere else in the United ...
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What are your rights as a father in Arizona?

Facts regarding the Father: Acknowledged by court & mother as the biological father On child's birth certificate Legally married to the mother Facts regarding the Mother who is petitioning to ...
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How to do court admissible DNA testing when both parties live far apart?

Suppose two people are located in the United States and they wish to prove they are related through DNA testing. They want the test results to be admissible in court so they must use certified labs ...
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how and when do family lawyers get in trouble for practicing law in a state they are not licensed?

Say a lawyer is licensed to practice law in State A, and gives legal advice to a family member in state B which they are unlicensed. How could that lawyer violate state bar ethics? Where are the ...
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Is it illegal to distribute physical images of relatives (including minors) without consent?

My estranged father has produced a limited run of CDs for distribution (potentially for profit - unknown at this time) that include images of my son (a minor) and me on the sleeve, without my consent. ...
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Is the (Indian) Divorce Act, 1869 applicable for all religions, or is it applicable only to Christians?

As you can see in the preliminary of this (Indian) Divorce Act of 1869 here, it talks about the extent of Act in point 2 of preliminary. I understand that according to that point, the Court can grant ...
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Family law protections offered by EU Citizenship

As a United States Citizen living in an EU country, would I be offered any additional protections in family law cases if I became an EU citizen? What if my EU citizenship was of a neighboring country, ...
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If a parent takes an infant across state lines during lockdown, can the court consider it an act of Domestic Violence?

My professor is giving us this question for class with the following prompts... Suppose the following of Victim (child) is true: born premature due to the mother not going on bedrest as recommended ...
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FL-150 INCOME AND EXPENSE DECLARATION - Have No Information

My question involves a marriage in the state of: California. I have a spousal support hearing very soon and I need to fill out the FL-150 Income and Expense declaration form. Found here: https://www....
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Is It Legal to Marry a Jew?

Let's say an Eastern European woman is in Israel on a work visa and a Jewish man, for whatever reason, wants to marry her. Since it is practically speaking illegal to mix in Israel, could they ...
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