Family Law Basics

Learn the essentials of family law and its impact on newborns, grandparents, and everyone in between.

Are Parents Legally Responsible if Their Kid Is a Bully?

Can you be held responsible if your kid is a bully?

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How to Do a Name Change in Texas

Use this guide to navigate the name change process in Texas.

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Paternity Leave: Options for Dads-To-Be

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…

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What Is a Power of Attorney (POA)?

Power of attorney is essential in the event that you're incapacitated or not physically present to make decisions on your own behalf. Learn more in…

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Power of Attorney Requirements in California

A power of attorney allows someone else to handle financial or healthcare matters on your behalf, and California has specific rules about types and…

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Custody and Grandparents' Rights: Here's What You Need to Know

Grandparents are often surprised to learn about their state's laws regarding custody of grandchildren. See how you can get custody and what you must…

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Sharing Fido: Does your state have pet custody laws?

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…

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Inheritance Rights: Do Your Closest Relatives Have a Right to Claim Part of Your Estate?

Who inherits your estate depends not only on what you bequeath in your will, but state law can override some provisions in your will. Find out what…

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Who Gets the Debt: Bankruptcy and Divorce

One of the most hotly contested issues in divorce proceedings is the division of property and assets, but few couples consider what will happen to…

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Pros and Cons of Long-Term Separation

A recent study concluded that while the vast majority of married couples who separate will eventually divorce (within three years), approximately 15…

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