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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can residential/custodial parent change our kids health insurance unilaterally?

We have a parenting plan that designates all health decisions as "jointly made." The other parent previously had our child on their employer insurance plan. They just changed jobs and hence insurance ...
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Do I still have full custody of my child?

Before my girlfriend and I were married we had a child and then separated 1.5 years later due to reasons that are irrelevant to the question. We went to court and I was granted full custody of our ...
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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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Can a lay person help a friend bring a petition of violation of child support to Family Court?

A friend of the family, who only got up to the fifth grade, needs to file a petition for violation for child support in Family Court. I can help her assemble her evidence -- it's pretty simple, it's ...
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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Do I inherit some portion of property if there's no will?

My mother passed away without a will a month ago. She owned a house with my stepdad in Albany, NY. He still lives there. I live in FL. What portion of the estate value do I get as a result?
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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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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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What is the Mississippi Law and Federal Law against incest?

What is incest legally and what punishment applies?
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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 legal visitation rights do grandparents have with their grandchildren?

Upstate NY, USA here. What legal visitation (and other) rights do grandparents have with their minority (< 18) grandchildren? If a parent does not want their child to have a relationship with the ...
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Mother wants her baby to carry her surname, while the father of a child is against. What surname will be given to a child?

What is the process of legally giving a child his surname? I am on 4st month of pregnancy and I want my child to have my surname or at least have double surname since I will be the one suffering ...
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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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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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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'...
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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 ...