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Can you be held responsible if your kid is a bully? More and more states are enacting strict anti-bullying laws like "Phoebe's Law" in Massachusetts, named for a 15-year-old girl who killed herself after being bullied. These changes in the law may make parents wonder about their legal responsibilities for their children's behavior—and rightfully so. more...

- - Family Law Basics

An April 2010 decree from President Obama states that hospitals must allow designated loved ones access to a patient even if they aren’t related by blood or marriage. The decree was prompted by a hospital denying Janice Langbehn the right to see Lisa Pond, her long-time partner, before Pond’s death. The decree is viewed as a win for gay rights. more...

- - Living Wills

More and more Americans are signing prenuptial agreements before they get married. How do you decide if you need a prenup? Find out more about prenups and what they can and can’t protect. more...

- - Prenuptials

Mixing marriage and business has proven to be a formula for success for many Americans—and a recipe for disaster for others. For Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and his wife, Jamie, mixing marriage and business has produced one of the most expensive divorces in history. more...

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A little effort now can save a world of painful problems in the future. Ensure that your kids will get the best childhood possible, no matter what.
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- - Family Law Basics

There are countless reasons to play nice during a divorce, not the least of which is making things easier on the kids. But it goes well beyond offspring and can be a great way to save money and your sanity. more...

- - Divorce

"Will you marry me?" Ah, the question that's heard around the world-especially during the holidays. For many couples getting engaged, marriage symbolizes romance at its best. While there's nothing wrong with getting caught up in the romance of it all, it's usually a good idea to consider the reality too.

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There are two ways to legally end a marriage - annulment and divorce. What is the difference? Read more to find out. more...

- - Divorce

Most of us assume that prison life precludes any private contact between inmates and their significant others. After all, that's one of the penalties of going to prison. But then what about conjugal visits? Do they still exist? And who is entitled to them? more...

- - Marriage & Domestic Partnership

Conflicts over a pet can be just as important to divorcing spouses as any issue when both spouses have developed a special connection to a companion pet and wish to maintain it. This feeling can be even greater where the couple has no children, and the dog or cat has taken on the role of the couple's "child." But unlike real children, for which extensive case law and statutory measures exist, pets have been largely ignored as a critical concern in a divorce. more...

- - Divorce