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Are you a working dad looking to take paternity leave? Did you know that dads can look to three main areas for help: federal law, state law, and his employer. Here is a little more to get you on your way to enjoying your family just in time for Father's Day. more...

- - At the Workplace

There are numerous reasons why one might change their name; a recent marriage or a business need for a more eloquent-sounding name. But, what some people have chosen just may astound you. more...

- - Family Law Basics

Amongst the rich and famous, it's not unusual to find gag clauses so that ex's will keep quiet about the nasty divorce details. But that is just the tip of the iceberg. From Puerto Rican pop princesses to Russian moguls, here is our list of the most outrageous divorce settlement clauses ever written. more...

- - Divorce

With 1 in 3 marriages ending in divorce, many are choosing to negotiate and sign prenuptial agreements. It is akin to a business contract for a couple; matters such as division (should death or divorce occur) of financial and personal assets, custody of children, division of property are all addressed within the document. more...

- - Prenuptials

It's not just about the alimony anymore. Bizarre lifestyle clauses in prenuptial agreements are appearing more and more in the marriage contracts of celebrities and high income couples. And like fashion and hairstyles, these clauses may just catch on in the general public. Read more about the craziest prenuptial clauses. more...

- - Prenuptials

Almost everyone needs a power of attorney at some point. Find out what a power of attorney can do, how to get one, and why you need one here. more...

- - Estate Planning Basics

Many American couples owe a staggering amount of money. They have mortgages on their homes, loans for their cars and use credit cards for both real emergencies and "emergency" luxury purchases. That debt may seem inconsequential when you are nesting in wedded bliss and everything is right in paradise, but if the marriage falls apart, who gets left holding the bills? more...

- - Divorce

You've scoured the catalogs or gone through an international agency and found your foreign soulmate. A few phone calls, letters, maybe a visit, and she said yes to your marriage proposal. Now what? For your fiancée to come to the States, she must obtain a K-1 visa. The following will help you better understand just what to expect. more...

- - Immigration

Maybe you finally found that son you've always wanted, but he just so happens to be 35. But adoption is just for babies and little kids, right? Who has a brand new daughter that's over 21? Regardless of what you think, it is both legal and possible to adopt yourself a healthy, bouncing grownup. Solidify another person's inheritance, formalize an already existing relationship or gain full responsibility for another adult's care with an adult adoption. more...

- - Adoption

It is estimated that between 4 and 10 million U.S. citizens live abroad. And, some of these Americans have children in their current home country. Does being born in a foreign country mean these children can never fully enjoy Fourth of July fireworks, the right to vote, or the chance to become President? Read on to find out more.... more...

- - Family Law Basics