Questions tagged [family-law]

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

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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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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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how to protect myself from being harassed and threatened [closed]

My former girlfriend kept harassing me. If I don't answer her phone, she would keep calling with different numbers. She would send all kinds of complaining messages to my relatives. What's more, she ...
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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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Pressing charges for domestic assualt

My husband (now ex husband) was arrested for domestic assault after pushing me so hard my head hit and broke a table. I didn't press charges at the time because I was afraid of him and under duress ...
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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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Can a surrogate mother keep the legal motherhood?

In jurisdictions where surrogacy contracts are regulated: Can a surrogate mother (who has signed a contract and is earning money for this service) keep legal parenthood over the child in her womb if ...
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Can a surrogate mother abort or can abortion be legally enforced upon her?

In jurisdictions where surrogacy contracts are regulated and abortion is legal: Can a surrogate mother (who has signed a contract and is earning money for her service) legally abort the child in her ...
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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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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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What Relevance Does Litigation Misconduct Have In Custody Cases? Does The PKPA Play A Role?

I'm having trouble understanding how the parental kidnapping prevention act works. There is a case where a lawyer coordinated with a family member to file falsified domestic violence (assault) then 14+...
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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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Can someone divide and simplify this sentence so I understand?

Context is Children's Act 1989. The full sentence is this, I especially have a hard time understanding the bold part: "The local authority having indicated it wishes to apply for an urgent ...
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Divorce Courts and Settlements

It is well-known that during a divorce (UK) Courts can over-rule 'Pre-nupitals' for whatever reason. If on the other hand, before the Wedding any property belonging only to one partner is protected in ...
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Retroactive Child support across country lines

Let's say the Family initially lived in Australia (NSW) in the mid-90s. After the divorce, the rate of child support was calculated and fixed. Sometime later the father (paying the child support) ...
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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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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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Anti-Fighting Clauses in a Prenup (MN)

Any ideas for prenup clauses to discourage fighting at a future divorce? I've got so far: Binding mediation & arbitration Fees (attorney, court, etc.) awarded to opposite party for refusing ...
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Illinois stay at home and visitation time

Currently Illinois is on a stay at home order based on current conditions with covid19. My sons (who has asthma) biological father decided to still go on vacation to Florida. The day he gets back he ...
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Financial settlement - Consent order in England

I have just applied for my decree absolute today and my wife has said she will complete the consent order papers and statement of information in a few days. Can i submit the consent order in court ...
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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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If a couple pre-drafted a *non binding letter* stating opinions on custody do you believe it would be admissible?

-I will get an attorney don't need to make the recommendation again -I understand that prenups/postnups can't negotiate custody (best interests of child) -But lets say a couple drafts a letter that ...
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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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Double Jeopardy: Can someone re-file a dropped suit?

Scenario: Jane files restraining order against John due to alleged violent acts committed by John towards Jane John hires a lawyer: provides info that debunks all claims made against him John's ...
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Child Support with children of multiple relationships

An unusual situation regarding child support came up, in New York, for which I have not found any relevant and/or favorable case law. Mother had 4 children in a marriage. Husband died suddenly, ...
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Motion or Demand for Discovery (NY) (Family Law) [closed]

Note: I am a truther-activist and a great father, I just owe the government a few thousand dollars. I am respectfully seeking your knowledge. Scenario: My legal fiction is being summoned; first ...
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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 rights does a minor have when they have a child with a non-minor in New Hampshire?

Title pretty much says it all, my friend had a kid with a girl at 16 (she was 19), and recently, she up and left him. She's still in the state, and their ages are 17 & 20 respectively now. Looking ...
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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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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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One child gets the heritage 40 years later?

I have a question about how to deal with the following issue: There's a family with two kids. The family property is 2 houses (same value, one is home to the family and the other is empty). The older ...
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Where can I download the entire NY DOM?

Where can I download the entire NY Domestic Relations Law? I find I have to click and click and click to see the different sections. I'd like to be able to move around a pdf.
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How does Texas law determine what business owner is misclassifying?

I just happen to be reading this article, and as an independent business owner it upsets me how the media paints business owners who have independent contractors as "misclassifying" their employees. ...
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Does a Certificate of Service need to be completed before filing a motion with the court

If I'm filing a motion which includes a page called "Certificate of Service", do I need to complete that page and have it notarized before going to court? I ask because it doesn't seem like there ...
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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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Can a non-us citizen grandparent apply for US citizen child's passport?

If US citizen's child's parents, are at work abroad. US citizen child is staying with grand-parent in US. Grandparents are on temporary 6 months visit visa. 1) Can grand-parent apply for passport of ...
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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 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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Drug test, pharmacist father good friends with nurses and doctors

I have a doctor's appointment today with an orthopedist to check out m my inflamed sciatica. My father is a local pharmacist, and the doctors office is literally behind the pharmacy. Needless to say ...
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Can text message be used against me in court

My daughter's father has petitioned the court for custody modification and is using text messages he downloaded against me. The text messages in question were not sent to him but, rather, were ...
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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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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 ...