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What to Know About Common Law Marriages and Child Custody Issues

What to Know About Common Law Marriages and Child Custody Issues

In order to prevent a major child custody issue, it is important to work with your ex spouse to settle differences and design a plan for the children together. Things can be complicated if the couple were common law married, but a resolution is always able to be found.......[Read More]
Child Labor Laws State of Connecticut

Child Labor Laws State of Connecticut

Connecticut has one of the highest minimum wage rates for minor.Connecticut state contour against blurred USA flag image by Stasys Eidiejus from Fotolia.comProviding minors with certain rights and privileges is a priority for most, if not all, states. Certainly, this is no different in.........[Read More]
How to Collect Back Child Support After 13 Years

How to Collect Back Child Support After 13 Years

Collecting many year's worth of child support can be challenging, but it is possible. Consulting a lawyer is advisable due to the legal restrictions of "laches," which a defendant can use in court to question the validity of a charge brought against them after many years.......[Read More]
Grandparents' Rights to Prevent Parents from Moving Out of State

Grandparents' Rights to Prevent Parents from Moving Out of State

Grandparent rights groups are springing up all over the country. Grandparents feel that they should have rights to see their grandchildren even if the parents of the children divorce. Often it is a situation where one set of grandparents gets to see the children, and the parents of the non-custodial......[Read More]
How to Find Out About Child Custody Cases in Albany, New York

How to Find Out About Child Custody Cases in Albany, New York

Child custody law can be emotionally difficult. Communication between the parties fighting for custody can be limited. Fortunately, to make gathering information about child custody cases easier, the state of New York provides public family court information. If you are concerned about a child custo......[Read More]
Texas Joint Custody Laws

Texas Joint Custody Laws

OverviewPixland/Pixland/Getty ImagesIf you are a resident of Texas, and you and your spouse are planning to divorce, it's best to find out all you can about joint custody laws. These guidelines will help you and your soon-to-be ex spouse to share custody of the child in a way that serves.........[Read More]
Laws on Emancipation

Laws on Emancipation

An emancipated teenager is considered an adult for legal purposes.teenager image by Alta.C from Fotolia.comEmancipation is a legal process by which a person under the age of 18 can gain the legal status of an adult. Parents of emancipated minors no longer have the legal right to make.........[Read More]
Child Support Laws: Acknowledgment of Paternity

Child Support Laws: Acknowledgment of Paternity

The federal government legally entitles every child to financial support from both parents. Though every state has a different process, to request a child-support order, paternity must be acknowledged in one of several ways.......[Read More]
New Hampshire Child Labor Laws

New Hampshire Child Labor Laws

The New Hampshire Department of Labor protects children on the jobNew Hampshire state contour against blurred USA flag image by Stasys Eidiejus from Fotolia.comNew Hampshire child labor laws are enforced by the New Hampshire Department of Labor. These laws address areas such as what hours.........[Read More]
Laws on Grandparent's Rights in Missouri on Custody

Laws on Grandparent's Rights in Missouri on Custody

grandparents with grandchild image by Pavel Losevsky from Fotolia.comMissouri allows grandparents to petition for custody of grandchildren in limited circumstances, complying with the mandate laid out by the U.S. Supreme Court's Troxel v. Granville decision of 2000. The Troxel decision.........[Read More]
How To Make A Custody Battle The Easiest On Your Children

How To Make A Custody Battle The Easiest On Your Children

We all begin our lives with big dreams, and many of those dreams consist of a happy family and marriage, but unfortunately sometimes it does not always work out in the end. Many parents feel that they need to fight for custody of their kids with their spouse, and find that with the added emotions of......[Read More]
Child Labor Laws for the United States

Child Labor Laws for the United States

The Federal Labor Standards Act regulates the employment of youth under the age of 18.young girl with a telephone receiver image by Ales Masner from Fotolia.comThe Federal Labor Standards Act regulates child labor in the United States and is enforced by the Department of Labor. Children.........[Read More]
Legal Requirements for Starting a Day Care

Legal Requirements for Starting a Day Care

Day-care business has become lucrative as more couples decide to go into full-time employment.happy baby image by Galina Barskaya from Fotolia.comA staggering 61 percent of married couples leave their homes to go to work. Overall, 60 percent of the women with children below the age of.........[Read More]
How to Establish Sole Custody in Washington State

How to Establish Sole Custody in Washington State

Washington State no longer refers to parenting conflicts as "custody" issues. Rather, the state requires the use of a "parenting plan" to decide who will have the right to make child-rearing decisions and spend time with the child. The state prefers to encourage a relationship be......[Read More]
Rules for Modification of Child Support in Wyoming

Rules for Modification of Child Support in Wyoming

As in other states, Wyoming uses a presumptive child support amount that is based on the parents' income. The court will not deviate from the presumptive amount unless the amount is unjust or inappropriate based on several factors, such as the age of the child, the child's needs and the parents' abi......[Read More]
Why Are There Juvenile Boot Camps?

Why Are There Juvenile Boot Camps?

Juvenile Boot Camp is a disciplinary camp for delinquents. Juvenile offenders are sent there as a shock incarceration program. The camp is operated like military basic training.......[Read More]
Can I Leave the Country if I Am Emancipated?

Can I Leave the Country if I Am Emancipated?

Minors who have been legally emancipated by a court of law have the same rights and responsibilities as as an adult in the eyes of the law. As a result, an emancipated minor may live on his own and is not required to consult with his parents when determining where to live.......[Read More]
Child Molester Laws in Tennessee

Child Molester Laws in Tennessee

Child molestation laws in Tennessee include offenses such as child rape, sexual solicitation of a minor, sexual battery and indecent exposure. Child molesters falling into certain repeat offender categories are ineligible for sentence repudiations and are generally required to serve the maximum sent......[Read More]
Can Federal Tax Refunds Be Garnished for Child Support?

Can Federal Tax Refunds Be Garnished for Child Support?

There are various means used by child support authorities to collect child support, and garnishing tax refunds is one of them. The amount garnished depends upon how much child support is owed and whether the parent --- usually, the non-custodial parent --- owes back child support. If enough back chi......[Read More]
Paying Child Support While In Prison

Paying Child Support While In Prison

Paying child support while in Prison is one problem that must be dealt with in court if it arises.Even if, in some states the judge is allowed considerable leeway in settling the actual amount this can be a very big problem because it's really difficult to determine the proper amount if the par......[Read More]