Legal Guides for Family
Written by attorney Lisa Bloom, over 2 years ago. STAFF PICK
Legal and social responses to same-sex marriage has varied around the world from acceptance and legalization, and in ten countries, to criminalization. In the United States, the deciding... more
Written by attorney Jason Weis, about 5 years ago. STAFF PICK
If you and your spouse are considering divorce, you are probably already aware of Virginias requirement that you separate for 6 or 12 months, depending on your circumstances. Maintaining... more
Written by attorney David Lipcon, almost 6 years ago.
Often, families reluctantly have to place their loved ones in Nursing Homes or Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs), in order to assure medical attention and every-day assistance that they are... more
Written by attorney Maury Beaulier, almost 6 years ago. STAFF PICK
Problem 1 - Money Talks One dirty secret of the child support system is that it is incentivized by federal money.
How Does it Work?
The Welfare Reform Act of 1996 was designed to... more
Written by attorney Megan Major, about 3 years ago. STAFF PICK
Parents in child custody cases often wonder if the court will consider what their child wants in making a decision. Until recently, there haven't been significant guidelines in California... more
Written by attorney Pieter Droppert, over 6 years ago. STAFF PICK
Not All Court Decisions Can Be Appealed An appeal as a matter of right is allowed from all final judgments or orders so long as this is made within 45 days of the entry of the order of... more
Written by attorney Jennifer Weil, over 6 years ago. STAFF PICK
Decide whether the FLA applies The NJ Family Leave Act applies to employers who employ 50 or more employees for 20 or more weeks in the current or preceding year. The Act also applies to... more
Written by attorney Alan Rothstein, over 6 years ago. STAFF PICK
Understand about the types of custody The two types of custody are legal custody and physical custody.
Legal custody is the right and responsibility to make decisions relating to the... more
Written by attorney William DeCenso, almost 4 years ago. STAFF PICK
The ending of a marriage is often characterized by hostility and strained communication. Divorce produces heightened stress for the principals and often sets whole families off on a... more
Written by attorney Carolyn Elsey, almost 6 years ago. STAFF PICK
What is an ex parte restraining order? This is an order issued by the court in emergency circumstances to prevent some kind of injury. It can prohibit contact between people (and kids),... more