Family Legal Matters

Navigate your family's ups and downs. Learn everything from what to consider before getting married or adopting to how to have an amicable divorce and settle on child support.

How to File a Divorce in Oregon

Can you use Oregon’s simplified dissolution of marriage (divorce) procedure? Learn about the residency requirements and procedures for dissolving…

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Are Premarital Assets Protected in Divorce?

What happens to the property you had before getting married when you divorce? That depends on multiple factors and what you do to prepare.

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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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How to File a Divorce in Alabama

Filing a divorce in Alabama has specific residency requirements and procedures. Find out more about Alabama state divorce laws, including grounds for…

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How to File a Divorce in Kansas

Do you live in Kansas and need to file for divorce? Find out about the residency requirements and procedures. Learn about the no-fault grounds for…

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Your Guide to PA Divorce Forms

If you are planning to file for divorce in Pennsylvania, you will need to know the numerous forms used in PA divorce cases, and understand their…

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How Does Divorce Impact My Business?

If you’re going through a divorce and also own a business, things could get complicated. Learn how to prepare for your divorce while protecting your…

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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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The Divorce Process

The Divorce Process A divorce starts with a divorce petition. The petition is written by one spouse (the petitioner) and served on the other spouse…

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Divorce Decree vs. Divorce Certificate — What's the Difference?

After a divorce it's helpful to understand what the documents are, and where you should go to get them.

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