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Other Family Law

Other Family Law Matters Family law issues that are becoming more and more common include: Grandparents’ Rights—Some states allow grandparents to seek custody and/or visitation with a minor grandchild. In most instances, to receive custody, the grandparent must show that both biological parents are unfit to take care of the minor child. A grandparent who […]

Termination of Parental Rights

Lea en español In any adoption, the parental rights and duties of the birth mother and any potential birth father must be terminated by the court in order for the prospective adoptive family to adopt the child. This termination may occur by law upon signing relinquishment/consent or by judicial action. In many cases, the termination […]

Family Law

Websites General Family Law – General family law site from the ‘Lectric Law Library. (Last revised in 2005.) ABA Section on Family Law – Links to family law web sites, compiled by the ABA. International Family Law – Links to country-specific information on divorce, child custody, child abduction, and more. Marriage and relationships Marriage Laws […]

Federal Parent Locator Service

The Federal Parent Locator Service obtains and transmits information about the location of any absent parent when that information is to be used for the purpose of enforcing child support. The service is a part of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. The service can be used in connection with the enforcement of child […]

Changing your legal name

If you want to change your name, there are certain procedures you must follow. You may not choose a name that includes ridiculous or intimidating words. You may not choose a name that is a racial slur. You cannot choose a famous person’s name in situations that are likely to create misunderstanding. You cannot legally […]