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Parental Laws in Florida

Parental Laws in Florida

Florida parental laws have the child's best interest at heart.florida secret image by feisty from Fotolia.comParental laws address the responsibilities of parents over their children in matters such as child support, child custody, parental rights, time-sharing, guardianship, and.........[Read More]
How to Get an Annulment in Kentucky

How to Get an Annulment in Kentucky

Kentucky provides you with two options when a resident wants to end his marriage: divorce or an annulment. Although divorce permits you to permanently end your marriage, it doesn't erase the fact that it occurred. To end the marriage, you and your spouse usually have to work out child custody, spous......[Read More]
Contrasting Discipline With Child Physical Abuse

Contrasting Discipline With Child Physical Abuse

Discipline is the practice of teaching and enforcing acceptable behavior in a child. It encompasses deprivation of privileges, physical punishment, creation of structured environment rules and boundaries. Discipline must be complimented by love to create balance and regulate the child's behavio......[Read More]
How to Make a Prenuptial Agreement Legal

How to Make a Prenuptial Agreement Legal

No one accurately can predict the future. Covering your legal bases on all fronts is a wise course of action to take. This includes making a prenuptial agreement in advance of getting married to protect your assets, rights and interests. There are certain elements that are included in a prenuptial a......[Read More]
Emotional Abuse and Your Relationship - 6 Signs You Are a Victim of Emotional Abuse

Emotional Abuse and Your Relationship - 6 Signs You Are a Victim of Emotional Abuse

Emotional abuse is sadly a very common and destructive presence in many relationships, and the victim may not even realize it is being done.Here are 6 signs you are in an emotionally abusive relationship.......[Read More]
How to Change Your Name in Massachusetts

How to Change Your Name in Massachusetts

In order to make a name change legal you must submit a formal change of name request with the proper government agency. In Massachusetts, "change of name" petitions are handled by the Massachusetts probate courts. The basic procedure involves filling out the proper form and filing it, along with the......[Read More]
How to Change the Spelling of My Name in California

How to Change the Spelling of My Name in California

Your name is not set in stone until it is written on your final resting place. Changing your name, however, does require a little effort. California law requires you to follow specific procedures, including filing forms and complying with notice provisions to make your name change legal. Following t......[Read More]
How to Change Names Due to Marriage

How to Change Names Due to Marriage

Once the wedding is over and the honeymoon a fond memory, those who wish to change their surname to that of their spouse will have to take certain steps. While the post-marriage name change process is usually done by women wishing to obtain the name of their new husband, there is the occasional man ......[Read More]
How to Legally Change a Child's Last Name in Florida

How to Legally Change a Child's Last Name in Florida

A child’s last name may need to be changed for a number of reasons, including the parents getting married or divorced, a stepparent adopting the child or the child being adopted into a family. Changing a child’s legal name in the state of Florida requires that the child’s guardians......[Read More]
What Should a Letter Giving Full Legal Guardianship Include?

What Should a Letter Giving Full Legal Guardianship Include?

Guardianship varies from adoption to adoption because the parents do not give up rights to the child, instead the parents give someone the power to make decisions and have custody of the child. Guardianship will last until either the child is returned to the parents or has turned 18. The parents mus......[Read More]
How to Change Your Name in California

How to Change Your Name in California

As a California resident, changing your name can be a bureaucratic nightmare, so it pays to be prepared when you decide to file. Follow these steps and the process should go smoothly.......[Read More]
How to Change a Last Name in Franklin County, Ohio

How to Change a Last Name in Franklin County, Ohio

Franklin County is the second most-populated county in the state of Ohio and the home of Ohio's capital city, Columbus. For someone to legally change their name in Franklin County, a request must be given to the Franklin County Probate Court. To request a name change, a person must maintain residenc......[Read More]
How to Retain a Personal Legal Counselor

How to Retain a Personal Legal Counselor

Hiring personal legal counsel is a critical decision. You are putting matters of great importance such as divorce, inheritance, seeking recompense for injury or a potential criminal conviction in the hands of another person. You will want the best representation that you can find. Fortunately, altho......[Read More]
How to Legally Change Your Last Name in Wiscosnin

How to Legally Change Your Last Name in Wiscosnin

Wisconsin state law allows a resident to legally change their last name, or surname, as long as there is "no sufficient cause to the contrary." A person convicted of a felony or registered as a sex offender may not change their last name. If neither of these prohibited conditions applies, a last nam......[Read More]
Child Paternity Laws

Child Paternity Laws

Is he really?parents watching image by Galina Barskaya from Fotolia.comIn certain circumstances, it is necessary to legally establish the paternity of a child during a civil proceeding, according to the Find Law website. When issues of health care, child support, custody and visitation,.........[Read More]
The Laws Regarding Recording Phone Calls

The Laws Regarding Recording Phone Calls

State laws dictate whether you are able to tape a conversation.tapes used to record media image by Vasiliy Koval from Fotolia.comRecording a conversation, whether it be face to face or by phone, may be illegal, depending on the state where you are located. Federal and state laws govern.........[Read More]
How to Put the "U" Back in You

How to Put the "U" Back in You

Sometimes we wonder what happened to us. We wake up one day, we look in the mirror and we do not like what is looking back at us! As we gaze upon the women we see, we wonder, what has happened to that person we once used to be?......[Read More]
How Do I Get the Biological Father's Parental Rights Taken Away in California?

How Do I Get the Biological Father's Parental Rights Taken Away in California?

Revoking a biological father's parental rights in California requires clear and convincing evidence of the need to do so. Petitioners can satisfy this requirement by demonstrating to the court that the father has not contacted the child for at least six months; physically or sexually abused the chil......[Read More]
Understanding Abusive Relationships - 5 Benefits of Learning to Identify Intimate Partner Abuse

Understanding Abusive Relationships - 5 Benefits of Learning to Identify Intimate Partner Abuse

If you have read my writing, you may know me as someone who encourages people to recognize intimate partner violence. But, I wonder if you know why I'm so steadfast about this.......[Read More]
How To Turn Financial Independence Into A Weapon Against Domestic Violence

How To Turn Financial Independence Into A Weapon Against Domestic Violence

It's a proven fact that many survivors of domestic violence were financially dependent on their abusers at some point. A person's financial status plays a major role in their ability to break away from a dangerous situation. If you establish a sense of financial independence, you take your......[Read More]