Questions tagged [family-law]

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

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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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Are second level cousins considered "Sapindas" in India's Hindu Marriage Act?

Are second level cousins considered Sapindas in India's Hindu Marriage Act? Please refer the following screenshot in which the highlighted SINDHUJA [Y] (Red in color) and RAJ [M1] (White in color) may ...
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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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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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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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Child custody case and allowing another individual to deal directly with the solicitor

We have a family member J. Doe in the UK who is going through a solicitor to deal with an issue related to child custody and visitation. The family is wondering if there is a way that J. Doe can grant ...
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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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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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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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Ways to speed up a divorce?

Situation: One spouse is interested in getting the divorce over with quickly, and the other spouse is interested in going very slowly. The interest in going slowly is because the status quo is much ...
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Child custody jurisdiction

Facts Two parents have in force a child custody agreement (a/k/a Parenting Plan, PP) in U.S. state X. The PP stipulates shared residential time with their minor child between the parents per 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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Do you read RCW §26.09.030 such that there is or is not a 90 day wait period for legal separations? I say there is

A 90-day "cooling off" period before a divorce decree, is prescribed by law in Washington State. But there is a hotly-debated issue as to whether legal separations deserve the same ...
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How to prevent exposing inheritance money in a trust in case of divorced?

With inheritance money in a trust, if parents give us money for a house, will that expose all trust funds in a divorced in California? Not worried about the "commingled" money given, only ...
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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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Limited Duration Alimony - do I need to do anything to stop the payments after the period ends?

My ex-wife was granted LDA for 10 years, which ends in December 2020. Do I need to do anything -fill any paperwork, etc.- to stop the payments or do they stop automatically? Both, my child support ...
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What are the regulations regarding position statements?

"By 4pm on 7 August 2018 both parties must send a written statement to each other" Everyone knows what is expected and what to do. Other Court orders are not so specific, they only mention a ...
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How do you fill out a motion to modify without the other party's income amounts?

It is really that simple. My state requires certain paperwork for a motion to modify custody (which will modify support), including income and expense statements for both parties. When you don't ...
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What is the time limit between signing a joined petition for divorce and the actual filing of it in WA?

Say you and spouse signed a joined (agreed) property and divorce petition, no notice required, in April, but it did not get filed until December, 8 months later. This time-frame exceeds the 90 day ...
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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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What do you call it when your life has been lied about and events over exaggerated

I have recently found myself in a custody case where the other parent has lied and over exaggerated unfortunate events in our (mine & my girls life’s) to gain temporary custody. Some statements ...
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Void marriage petetion

Marsh married to suleka on 3rd Jan and this is a arranged marriage and it was forced family marriage for marsh. Again on next Feb Marsh registered perry who's his lover and both have forged witness ...
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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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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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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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