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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What would happen if my girlfriend got pregnant?

What would happen if my girlfriend got pregnant and gave birth to our child? Who would get custody of our child? How much child support would I have to pay? Would either of us have to drop out of ...
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How can misattributed paternity cause "a welfare minefield"?

It is in the news that a council was denied their request to force a DNA test on a child where there was a case of suspected intentional misattributed paternity. In criticising the family involved ...
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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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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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Release my children from my debts at the time of my death [closed]

Upon my death how do I physically write the actual release of debt without an attorney, so my children are not held responsible for my debts.
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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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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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When did the Mexican legal requirement to register a child with two last names come into effect?

In Mexico, children are given two last names at birth, and keep those two surnames throughout life. That's built into information systems and assumed on government forms. It's required by government ...
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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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Does one have legal recourse if one's spouse lied about wanting to have children?

I recently read about a man (Bob) who married a woman (Alice) who already had a daughter from a previous relationship. Bob wanted more children, and Alice was happy to oblige. However, after several ...
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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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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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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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What proportion of parenting time makes someone a "primary parent"?

The terms "primary parent," "majority of parenting time," "shared parenting time," and "split parenting time" are used to describe the division of parenting. ...
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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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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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Divorce court jurisdiction: filing

Is there a uniform rule on where a spouse can file for divorce? I can see 4 possible jurisdictions: Where the couple married Where the filing spouse lives Where the non-filing spouse lives, if ...
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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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Is it perjury lying to a Med. Examiner. & Funeral Dir. about being next of kin?

Is falsifying a state document (Medical Examiner Report)and lying to the medical examiner along with the Funeral director about being next of kin to a loved one considered perjury and can that person(...
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Can behaviour of a witness in a witness box affect the outcome of the proceedings?

I'm getting myself ready for the court hearing and I need to verify factual accuracy of the following statements. The Judge takes account not just of what is said, but also of how it is said, of what ...
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Getting guardianship over a parent

It is my understanding that just because an older person does things that are not wise, does not give the right of an adult child to impose guardianship on them. It is my understanding that if they ...
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U.S. - "tough love" eviction of child (non-minor, not paying rent)

I have a 22-year-old son living at home. My wife and I presented him with a contract to sign; the contract communicated – and we also communicated this verbally – that his continued ...
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Ex wife moving out the country with my daughters

My ex-wife is planning to move out of the country (to France) next year with my daughters (12 and 10 years old respectively). We have shared custody. I pay alimony (been paying for 7 years, 3 more to ...
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Does a birth certificate list the baby's legal or biological father?

Suppose a married woman has a child whose biological father is someone other than her spouse (e.g. due to an affair, rape, or because she is in a same-sex marriage), but she and her spouse want the ...
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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 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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Which courts exercise family law jurisdiction in Australia?

Under s 51(xxi) of the Constitution, the Commonwealth Parliament has the power to legislate with respect to marriage. Thus, most substantive Australian family law is set out in the Family Law Act ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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Can a family member break into my room and can I take legal actions against it?

Here is the situation. I still live with my family like my brother (we are both of legal age) . We never had a good brother relationship. We always try to avoid each other as best as we can. In the ...
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How to sign a prenup when marrying a foreign lady?

My girlfriend lives in China. She is a Chinese citizen. I'm an American. We want to get married My concern: I have kids so I want to protect them. So naturally i want to sign a prenup. If she was ...
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Do you have to be engaged to be married to enter into prenup?

To enter into prenuptial agreement, do you have to be engaged to be married? If jurisdiction matters, USA.
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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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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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Can a solicitor challenge a binding financial agreement they don't agree with?

My ex and I separated last year, with everything between us being very amicable. I have always been the higher earner. We both have recently agreed that I would buy out my ex's share of the family ...
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When is imputed income not reasonable?

Mary and Joe had a child. Mary owns a fast food franchise. Joe works as a service manager. Mary has residential custody of the child (New York). Joe sought to have child support reduced, arguing that ...
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Divorce case with split custody: Age of child when he/she can be moved out of of state without consent of other parent

This question is about the case of relocating from one U.S. state (Georgia) to another (Florida) for employment reasons in a situation where The person relocating is a divorcee (a single parent mom). ...
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