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Questions tagged [family-law]

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

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Can an email to a 3rd party be admitted as an evidence in the court? (Family Law UK)

I am the applicant. Yesterday in the position statement of the respondent there was the following statement: “There is now produced and shown to me marked JS1 a true copy of his email to my friend ...
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Half-sibling's offspring qualify for incest?

Do sexual relations with the offspring of a half-sister on the father's side constitute incest?
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What is the Mississippi Law and Federal Law against incest?

What is incest legally and what punishment applies?
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Is it possible to arrange remote attendance at Family Law court hearing in the UK?

It is possible to hire a barrister and be represented. Is it possible to hire a barrister and be represented and have a Skype / Hangouts / anything running during the court hearing? Previous ...
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Is Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 applicable for a person Scheduled Cast or Scheduled Tribe itself?

Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989. I want to know if this act is applicable against who disrespecting own family members who is come under Scheduled Cast or ...
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how can I get a birth certificate

My mother abandoned me when I was 4 years old and since then I have lived in the street or in temporary shelters, I want to change my life, I have survived 43 years working honestly without vices ...
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What remedies are available for failure to pay the orderd amount of child support in NJ

In my divorce decree which was in Texas, I was ordered to pay child support, which I paid. In the decree right above the judge's signature was a notice in bold letters that stated that failure to pay ...
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Does self-incrimination give way to improving credibility to a court

Take this bizarre scenario, a husbands His wife calls the police on him one afternnon cause he wont leave their marital residence. Police arrive and see a mark on his arm, asked him who did that, ...
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“Ignorantia juris non excusat” vs "defence for the accused to prove that he did not know?

I thought that https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ignorantia_juris_non_excusat is one of the core principles of the law and how it is structured. Here is a snippet from the UK law: https://www.legislation....
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Mental Capacity of family member with means

I have a family member who has over the last few years made quite a lot of money. Recently he has been diagnosed with bi-polar. He is ATM off his meds and is currently on a 'high' and spending a ...
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Possible custody problems involving parents of different nationalities

Situation: Women residing in Spain (but different EU national) gave birth in Spain. Father of the child, who is a UK national is legally known and present on the birth certificate, was present at the ...
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Child expressly wishes to live with other parent. What is legal position of that other parent? (in general terms)

I am intending to phrase this in broad terms so that it may be useful to posterity, not just myself. The broad situation is: Location is England, United Kingdom Father and mother are physically ...
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Who is “suitably qualified person” and what certificate is required with statement of truths in Family Law in the UK?

Situation I cannot talk because using my name would disclose name of the other parties. Asking a friend to help me out - we've been working together for a year and spent a lot of time hanging out ...
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Can male guardians prevent Egyptian women from leaving the country?

As an unmarried adult Egyptian woman living abroad with a valid Egyptian passport, can my father/brother/... stop me, by law, from leaving Egypt after a visit there? I know I don't need to show a ...
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Undertakings have expired - am I allowed to do whatever I want?

Previously I’ve asked question about undertakings - Non-molestation - undertakings - Legal Aid - is it possible to appeal? - whether there is a way to dispute them. (what I did not realize at the ...
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Impact on visitations after license is revoked due to failure to pay child support

The background (United States): Wife took four children and left husband due to abuse After a very contentious separation, husband was awarded partial custody (every other weekend, one evening a week)...
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Non-molestation - undertakings - Legal Aid - is it possible to appeal?

Facts: One thread of legal proceedings. The second thread of legal proceedings is regarding non-molestation. I didn’t want to dispute accusations, so much bullshit, so much drama. I thought I ...
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Upcoming Child Support Hearing

Back story: I am male, 50 years old. 25 years ago, in New York State (USA), I and a bunch of coworkers occasionally would go out for drinks on Fridays after work. One of the regulars in this crowd is "...
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How easy can a divorce be dismissed for lack of jurisdiction?

Two people are married for 20 years. They used to live in Pennsylvania but moved to New Jersey across the river and lived there for two years. Wife gets kicked out around January 1 by husband so she ...
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How legally enforceable are documents giving up paternity?

I have recently been witness to an argument between two acquaintances and since neither of them were lawyers, I offered to post to Law.SE to try and resolve it. For context: since same-sex marriage ...
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How guaranteed is it that the child abuse info used in a civil custody proceeding would result in criminal prosecution of the abuser?

I know that the burden of proof in civil cases is not necessarily as high as criminal ones (citation: i paid very loose attention to O.J. Simpson cases). However, I realize that there may be nuances, ...
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Can records of custody court cases be searched in NYC? If so by whom?

Person A has a need to find person B. They do not know person B's name or other identity, but know they are somewhere in New York City, New York, USA. But they know the following about B: within ...
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Can direct payments around the court harm a divorce case?

During a divorce proceeding the court ordered the father to pay 1xxx a month in child support through the court/state supervision arrangement. The mother is living away from the father with the child....
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How to postpone a hearing? First appearance. (NY) (Family Law)

Would you please inform me of the/a proper and respectful procedure for having a hearing postpones or rescheduled? I would like more time to prepare for a family court case in which I intend on ...
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Motion or Demand for Discovery (NY) (Family Law) [closed]

First appearance; I am not using a private nor public attorney. In a family court case, can I "motion for discovery" prior to a first appearance? Should I be "motioning for discovery" or "demanding ...
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I am an American about to marry a Russian girl in Russia. Do I need a pre-nup?

My fiance is not a "Russian bride"; she's a real girl I've been dating for a year, we love each other, and want to get married. If we marry in Russia, do I need a pre-nup? If we later on get a ...
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Can I force my wife to have a DNA test on a child?

Long story cut short my wife had an affair while we were still living together and I found out she was pregnant shortly before finding out about the affair. She resists talking to me about the unborn ...
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Is it illegal for a family member to withhold/hide a child's UK passport from the child's parent? [duplicate]

My children's Auntie (father's sister) and gran mother (my mother) are withholding my daughter's passports without my permission. Their father and I are not together. Is there anything I can do to get ...
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Does the law provide for any defense or help for defense in civil family cases?

A man and woman who are not married have a baby. During the pregnancy the two split up. The woman sues the man for shared custody of the child and he is ordered to pay child support. He regularly ...
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In the US, at what age can a child refuse to attend a religious service mandated by their parent?

If a child has determined that they don't want to attend religious services with their parent, at what age can they no longer be compelled to do so? Given: A parent is stating to their child that ...
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Can the mother of a child keep the father's name off of the child's birth certificate?

A man and woman have a baby but they are not married. They split up before the baby is born. After the baby is born, the mother sues the father for child support, wins and the father is ordered to ...
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When is it Illegal to Lie in Inter-Personal Relationships?

I casually date someone. We split restaurant bills and have consensual sex. I lie about my income, health, age, name, and marital status to them. Is this lying illegal? Already looked at When it ...
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“Reward” for each biological child in prenup agreement?

Let's assume this hypothetical scenario where: to-be husband does not want to enter marriage without prenup agreement that clearly ensures separate property; AND to-be wife does not want to have ...
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Can I file a petition for a family law matter myself?

My aunt filed for guardianship of my daughter, I contested it and hired an attorney to represent me. He wanted $1500 and I paid him in full. We went through the hearing that included the most ...
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What type of lawyer do i need for suing the state?

So, let me get specific so I can get a more accurate answer. My fiance's daughter had been in the custody of the State of Oregon for about 10 years. Yes, a ten year open case. She was taken from her ...
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Can males be held liable for child support for wife's child?

Lets say a single male living in California were to get married to a woman who has an existing one year old child from her previous marriage. If in the future they were to get divorced, how much of a ...
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What methods do lawyers use to find hidden property and assets during divorce

When divorce attorneys are helping clients, what methods do they have at their disposal to find assets and property that has been hidden by their opponents clients? Is there a proper phase for this ...
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Can a person sign away alimony after marriage

Hypothetical question: Mary and Sam have been married for 20 years. During the marriage both persons commit adultery and reconcile at different stages of the marriage. Let's also say there is still ...
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What happens if I don't show up to the Court (DRA, Family Court, UK)?

The matter is listed for an adjourned DRA on _____ _____ 2018 10AM. The parties to attend at 9AM. DRA = Dispute Resolution Appointment I want to know what would happen if I don't show up for the ...
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Did the judge try to order me to pierce the corporate veil?

In a legal proceeding a couple of months ago, I was unfortunately at the disadvantage of not being represented by my attorney. (There is a reason which is unrelated to this question.) I'm not a ...
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How can I legally petition for a home that has been in the family for generations but the deed has another name on it

There is a house in my family that has been lived in for almost 70 years. Originally the family member that purchased the house used a family friend to procure the mortgage (she did not know better as ...
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Illegal to leave child younger than 14 alone in Illinois?

I saw in an article a list that implied that in Illinois it is illegal for parents to leave any of their children unsupervised at any time by an adult if the child is under 14 years of age. Is this ...
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Is an adult child representing one of their parents in a divorce case a conflict of interest?

I couldn’t find the answer to this question anywhere, so I thought the experts here will be able to address this. In a divorce/family law case, can a son who is a lawyer defend one parent against ...
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Ex Parte Communication

I was in court today on a matter pro se. After the ruling has been issued and terms set for the resolution, I left the courtroom to attend to another matter with the permission of the court. During ...
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How is child custody/visitation determined when there is no marriage?

A man and woman have a child in Pennsylvania. They are not married. Before the child is born, they end their relationship. Each parent finds another partner and they live separately. What are the ...
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Can I pay an ex-relative not to use my family name and make it stick

I would prefer that my ex-daughter-in-law not use my family name as hers. The divorce decree says she may do so. She is motivated by money, so may be interested in changing her last name for a price....
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My parents purchased a condo under my name, can they legally take the condo back?

I live in Ontario, Canada. Due to conflict with my parents, they are claiming that by law they can force me to give back the condo to them (or repay them the amount of the purchase) since they paid ...
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Connecticut, USA: Spousal right to use vehicle purchased before marriage?

Hypothetical situation in CT, USA: Before A and B are Married... A owns 2 vehicles. B owns 0 vehicles. During marriage... A is the sole source of income. B did not have a job when they met, and ...
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Paying Kindergarten for the kid of my wife

Currently living in Germany (Baden Württemberg) and married to a German girl having a kid. Before, my wife was not working, so the country was paying the kindergarten for her kid, but now as married, ...
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What is the correct way of communicating with the Family Court in the UK? [closed]

I have ongoing proceedings at https://courttribunalfinder.service.gov.uk/courts/croydon-magistrates-court-and-family-court I had a hearing on 20th Nov 2017. Next hearing is scheduled for February. I'...