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Second-Parent Adoption in Pennsylvania

What is it—and do you need it?

Clearing Up Questions About Child Support

A Minnesota family law attorney weighs in on common misconceptions

The Basics on Child Support in Minnesota

A look at how it’s calculated and the categories of support

What If You Find Out You're Not Your Child's Biological Father?

Establishing and contesting legal paternity in Wisconsin

Family Law in the Pandemic

A look at co-parenting, financial and logistical issues caused by COVID-19 in Colorado

Do I Need a Lawyer for an Uncontested Adoption?

We ask an Oregon attorney about the risks

How COVID-19 Is Affecting Family Law Matters

A Colorado attorney speaks on the pandemic’s impact on his clients

What You Need for a Proxy Marriage in California

Your stand-in must have a power of attorney (POA)

A Parental Rights Primer for New York

What happens when the state steps in for the well-being or best interest of the child

Heart Balm Torts: What They Are and How They Work

What the laws say in North Carolina

How Technology is Used to Stalk and Spy on Exes

And what you can do to put a stop to stalkers in Florida

Legal Options to Stop Exes from Stalking or Harassment

Tech advances make it easier for them, but New York laws are on your side

Gestational Carrier Arrangements

Considerations for engaging in surrogacy or other assisted reproduction in Washington, D.C.

The Legal Issues Involved in Surrogacy

D.C. attorney Sogand Zamani on why you might need a lawyer

Should I Take My Case to Mediation?

When the mediation process may not make sense in Oregon

In 2019, Tax Rules Mean alimony Will No Longer Be Tax-Deductible

How will the new tax-law change to child support affect taxpayers in Washington?

Is Mediation Mandatory?

If your case is in the Western or Northern Districts of New York, it may be

What Makes a Successful Mediation?

New York mediator Richard F. Griffin on the mediation process

A Maryland Lawyer Can Help You Find a Gestational Carrier?

Jennifer Fairfax says there are multiple options for those seeking a surrogate in Maryland

Can a Parent Be Charged with Kidnapping?

Yes, and it’s most common among divorced families in North Carolina

Can Georgia 14 year-olds Choose Which Parent to Live With?

Kids have a say, but the system aims to ensure the choice is legitimate

Should I Hire an Attorney for My Child Support Case?

Indiana parents risk unfair support obligations due to complex state laws

The Laws Dictating Child Support in Georgia

Although the method to calculate is common, the Georgia state laws aren’t

How Do I Determine Child Support in Indiana?

It’s a complicated task for unmarried or divorced parents in Indiana

How Much Child Support Will I Pay in Illinois?

A change in the law could make a significant difference in support payments

Will I Pay Taxes on Alimony Payments?

For Louisianans, they can’t be deducted from income for those divorced in 2019 or after

Can I Deduct Alimony Payments from My Income?

Due to the federal tax overhaul, maybe not

Can Police Take Guns from My Abusive Partner?

Louisiana does little to enforce the law

Do Domestic Abusers Keep Their Guns?

Tennessee has taken steps to require surrender of an abuser’s guns

Can I Claim the Child Care Expenses in My Taxes?

For unmarried parents, only one parent can claim this income tax benefit in Connecticut

Who Claims the Kids on Their Tax Return?

Illinois parents should review the IRS rules for claiming the dependent care exemption before …

The End of Alimony Deductions in Utah

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act eliminates the long-standing tax deduction for alimony payers

Which Parent Claims the Child Care Tax Credit?

Unmarried parents: Don’t overlook this benefit in Ohio

First Steps in the Texas Adoption Process

Can I adopt even if I am single and don't make a lot of money?

Who Gets the Ring When the Engagement’s Off?

How gifts are distributed, should breakups happen in Ohio

Why You Should Work With an Attorney on Surrogacy

Surrogacy law in Minnesota is mostly silent, so a lawyer is essential

Minnesota Courts Can Take Domestic Abusers’ Guns

An order for protection or misdemeanor conviction can be grounds to bar owning firearms

How to Legally Separate a Parent and Child

The laws and procedures to emancipate minor children in California

Finding a Minnesota Family Law Attorney You Can Trust

The questions to ask as you try to select a competent and honest lawyer

Do I Need an Order of Protection or Harassment Restraining Order?

Victims of domestic violence in Minnesota need to know

What is Considered a “Committed Intimate Relationship”?

Rights and protections for unmarried couples in Washington State

Mediation: An Alternative to Heading to Court

A more collaborative, and often cheaper, way to resolve legal conflicts

The Path to Legal Surrogacy in Minnesota

What families should consider before building their numbers through surrogacy

How to Protect Yourself if You're Cohabiting in New Jersey

Certain legal documents can save your property, children and estate

Cohabiting Couples Can Have Protections Similar to Marriage

Legal documentation can protect your property, children and estate in Massachusetts

Is a Prenup a Good Idea in Texas?

A prenuptial agreement is a legal contract and should be treated as such

Kids Don’t Decide Their Own Custody and Fault Doesn’t Matter

Common misconceptions in Pennsylvania family law

Digital Spying in Washington State

Our modern world affords new avenues for divorcing spouses

The Legal Complexities of Adoption

Tips for building families in New York

How to Modify or End Spousal Support

What are the time and payment limits on alimony in Texas?

What Common Law Marriage Means in Real Life

The legal myths and facts about a persistently misunderstood concept

Same-Sex Common Law Marriage in Colorado

Marriage may be retroactive—even before Obergefell v. Hodges made it legal

How to Change Your Name in Maryland

The legal ins and outs 

Gestational Surrogacy Laws in Illinois

The state’s a legally supportive stance on the family arrangement

Finding the Balance in Tri-Parenting Agreements

Understanding the legal status of non-biological and non-adoptive parents in multi-parenting …

Can I Get Maintenance From My Spouse in Kentucky?

How the Kentucky courts decide spousal support in a divorce

Resolving Conflicts Out of the Courtroom

With courts clogged and costly, alternative-dispute resolution is gaining ground

An Overview on Divorce Law

Issues that may arise at the end of your marriage

An Overview on Family Law

A first look at common legal topics and guiding principles

An Overview on Father's Rights Law

Your paternal rights and how to enforce them

An Overview on Mediation and Collaborative Law

Processes, parties involved and what happens when an agreement cannot be reached

How To Get Custody of the Dog

What happens to Rover in a divorce?

Do I Need a Lawyer for Child Custody Issues?

Custody disagreements can end up in court if the parents can't see eye-to-eye

Child Custody Tax Issues: Who Claims a Child on Taxes?

How federal tax laws affect child custody arrangements 

How Prenuptial Agreements Work in Minnesota

Is there a difference between prenuptial and postnuptial agreements?

Got a Family Law Question? Answer it Jersey Style

Bari Weinberger’s consumer-friendly family law books are written for everyday people

Spouses Who Take the Money and Run

Jane's Law could help New Yorkers go after their stolen assets

How Cohabitation Agreements Work in New York

In the event of a breakup, make a clean break

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