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

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Is it likely to win back child support from biological father of a child whose conception was result of extramarital affair?

Situation: A wife of a married couple had extramarital affair As a result, she conceived a child by the male she had affair with The fact that the biological father isn't the husband isn't known to ...
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Paternity of non-marital children

I came across this document today: Sometimes a married woman gives birth to a child whose biological father is not her husband. Although the husband is not the child’s biological parent, he ...
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In a marriage, can one spouse just run away and declare this a "separation"?

My friend’s father ran away from his wife after 30 years of marriage. He left her with all of the debts to pay and no income to support. He then hired a lawyer sending her a wish to negotiate a ...
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What are the laws regarding eviction of adult children from residence in the UK?

What is the process in the UK for parents to evict an adult child that is living at home with them if he refuses to leave willingly?
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What differentiates living as mere roommates from living in a marriage-like relationship?

For jurisdictions that provide that a couple become spouses after living together in a marriage-like relationship for a given period of time1, how is such a marriage-like relationship different than ...
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What can a father do to become the primary caregiver?

My girlfriend and I live in Indiana. Someday, we would like to get married and have a baby. And God could surprise us with a baby anytime before marriage too. Ideally, I would like to split parenting ...
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Do men lose custody of children if they are found to not be the biological father?

My nephew is 2 years old, and my brother just found out the mother has been cheating for at least two years. He wants a paternity test, but is scared he will not be the father. He is a fantastic ...
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What legal responsibility does a mother have to the father of her child?

Inspired by (and therefore using the same tags as) Does the father have the rights to keep the baby that the mother wants adopted? In particular, is a mother required to inform the biological father ...
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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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Are there restrictions on parental rights to limit a minor's association?

At what age does an individual gain the right to associate freely? For example, could parents bar contact with volunteers from a LBGTQ group to a child if the parents were (by ideal/simplified ...
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Is any group required to get parental permission to permit attendance by a minor in the US?

First, this follow up question was sparked from this previous question, which can be summed up as "are there restrictions on parental rights to limit a minor's association." I'm assuming we are not ...
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Does the father have the rights to keep the baby that the mother wants adopted?

So, I was watching an "E.R." episode, and they had this bit of dialog between a doctor who's pregnant and trying to have the child adopted when born; and adoption agency person (being "ER", the ...
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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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How do I reinstate a "lost" birth certificate?

I am attempting to prove my lineage, and need my grandfather's birth certificate. He was born in Bronx, NY, in 1914. My parents did a search for this document in 1997, and got a response that the ...
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Can whatsapp messages be an evidence?

Please first read this question She sent me messages over whatsapp, Is those messages are valid in Indian and Canadian courts?
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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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What are the minimum requirements for obtaining joint custody in Arkansas? [closed]

State: Arkansas. A parent wishes to obtain joint custody for a 3-year-old child. What are the minimum requirements for the following: Apartment: Is it necessary for a parent to have a 2-bedroom ...
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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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