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Having a baby is one of the most life changing events you will ever experience. So, once you get past the initial excitement about the impending baby, it is important to consider the practical matters of bringing a new life into the world - legal preparation. Read more to find out how you can protect yourself and your baby. more...

- - Home & Leisure

Among all 50 states, California grants the most rights and protections to same-sex couples through its domestic partnership law. Recent changes in the California law are giving same-sex couples the opportunity to enjoy many more of the same benefits often linked with marriage. more...

- - Marriage & Domestic Partnership

The mother of your child wants to break up and wants nothing to do with you. And oh, by the way, she has a news flash for you. You know the child you've been supporting? The little girl who's been calling you daddy and snuggling on your lap? Guess what... you're not the baby's daddy after all. What now? more...

- - Child Support

So, getting unhitched doesn't have to unhitch your life. There's no reason to be trapped by your state's due process. And disagreements between you and your spouse don't have to keep you from settling marital status separately. more...

- - Divorce

Before you were married, you spent a full year and thousands of dollars planning the picture perfect wedding ceremony. But now that the magic has faded, you want out . . . now! For anyone willing to spend a few bucks and perhaps make a quick trip to a foreign land, a quickie overseas divorce might be the perfect solution. more...

- - Divorce

You're having a romantic dinner, just the two of you, when the love of your life pops the question. It's the moment you've been waiting for. You don't even need to think about it. You breathlessly blurt out, "Yes, I'll marry you!" But it's not all hearts and roses when he asks that you sign a pre-nup. more...

- - Prenuptials

When a New Zealand court recently stepped in to change the name of 9-year-old Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii because her name "makes a fool of the child and sets her up with a social disability and handicap, unnecessarily," zany name changes caught the attention of the word over. So how crazy is too crazy when it comes to name changes? Here are five of the most recent unique requests. more...

- - Family Law Basics

Whether you are just considering a divorce or are stuck in the middle of a difficult battle, mediation may be a great way to make the process as painless as possible because the mediator has the responsibility of guiding you both towards an agreement. more...

- - Divorce

Celebrities are known for excess and exaggeration, and for them their divorces are no less extreme. Accusations of infidelity, physical, emotional, alcohol and drug abuse are commonplace. It's rivals anything heard in the high school campus. Though countless breakups are ugly, we have a round-up of the truly nastiest celebrity divorces. more...

- - Divorce

You may or may not have read every bit of literature out there on parenting. The funny thing is that very few of those books really discuss how a few small legal steps can go a very long way to not just protecting your child but your entire family and all the memories your family members make together. more...

- - Family Law Basics