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Your Responsibilities As a Guardian

Your Responsibilities As a Guardian

Have you been named as the guardian of a minor child or a mentally incapacitated adult? If so, it is important to understand what your fiduciary duties and obligations are to the ward.......[Read More]
Massachusetts' Statute of Limitations on Child Abuse

Massachusetts' Statute of Limitations on Child Abuse

The state of Massachusetts recognizes child abuse as a criminal offense and provides for both the prosecution and civil liability of the accused abuser. The time limit for which a criminal or civil action can be brought against an accused abuser is called a statute of limitations and is outlined is ......[Read More]
Child Advocacy Laws

Child Advocacy Laws

Child advocacy laws are designed to protect children's rights.child image by saied shahinkiya from Fotolia.comMillions of children are involved in the U.S. court system every year as victims, defendants and as the subjects of custody cases, according to the National Association of Counsel.........[Read More]
How to Get Legal Custody of Children

How to Get Legal Custody of Children

Getting legal custody of a child can be a long and drawn out process. Ask questions or advice if you do not understand a part of the process. Misunderstandings could make the difference between you or the other parent getting legal custody of your children. Whether you choose to represent yourself......[Read More]
Some Tips to Make the Court Grant You Custody of Your Child

Some Tips to Make the Court Grant You Custody of Your Child

Failure of a relationship is a very painful experience. And the distress increases manifold if it is the breakdown of an intimate bond like marriage, especially where children are also involved. Being separated from the child is probably the most terrifying thing for a parent. That is why divorce ca......[Read More]
How to Become a Court-Appointed Special Advocate

How to Become a Court-Appointed Special Advocate

Court-appointed special advocate (CASA) volunteers speak for children who have been victims of abuse and neglect.......[Read More]
Child Custody Laws - Understand And Win

Child Custody Laws - Understand And Win

Responsibilities for children, when you are learning child custody laws,are usually divided into two categories: legal and physical. Legal custody is the right to make major decisions about your child. Physical custody is the right to have your child live with you.......[Read More]
How do I Pay Child Support When Receiving Social Security Disability?

How do I Pay Child Support When Receiving Social Security Disability?

Approval for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) is a long, detailed process. By the time the recipient is finally approved, bills may have piled up, including child support. However, if you filed the paperwork properly, your child will receive a monthly check as well as a check for back paymen......[Read More]
How to Find Out Where the Child Molesters in Your Town Live?

How to Find Out Where the Child Molesters in Your Town Live?

The Department of Justice gives parents a tool to locate child molesters living in their towns. This tool is the National Sex Offender Public Website. The website allows parents to search sex offender registries from all 50 states plus Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia and collect information......[Read More]
Government Programs for Troubled Kids

Government Programs for Troubled Kids

tagueurs image by jergA from Fotolia.comGovernment-funded programs for troubled youth can vary greatly in scope. Some focus on prevention of troubled youth activities while others are daily programs mandated for a specified time period to refocus juveniles into more positive acceptable.........[Read More]
How Does DCFS Handle Reported Cases Of Child Abuse And Neglect?

How Does DCFS Handle Reported Cases Of Child Abuse And Neglect?

The Department of Child And Family Services is on the case to help protect children when child abuse or neglect is reported by an outsider. How does this government agency handle the reported cases that come in on a daily basis?......[Read More]
Killing Your Children

Killing Your Children

Yet another father has murdered his children and committed suicide. What drives him to this ultimate act of desperation? What ideas can help prevent these senseless tragedies?......[Read More]
IRS & Back Child Support

IRS & Back Child Support

Congress granted the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) the right to intercept taxpayer refunds on behalf of state and federal agencies to which a taxpayer owes a debt. Back child support obligations are among the delinquent debts that the TOP (Treasury Offset Program) are allowed to collect on behalf o......[Read More]
How to File a Motion for Child Custody in Illinois

How to File a Motion for Child Custody in Illinois

Illinois law provides a few judicial procedures through which a motion for child custody is permitted. These include a divorce case, a paternity action and adoption proceedings. The process for filing a motion for child custody is the same in these different types of cases.......[Read More]
Child Custody Laws on Relocation

Child Custody Laws on Relocation

Relocation usually requires court order.House For Sale image by TMLP from Fotolia.comOnce a court has entered a child custody agreement, the custodial parent usually cannot move the child out of state without the court's permission. Each jurisdiction varies on how it determines whether or.........[Read More]
How to Become a Foster Parent in Iowa

How to Become a Foster Parent in Iowa

Being a foster parent can be an extremely rewarding experience. A foster parent is someone that acts as a legal guardian or parent in place of the biological parent. Foster parenting can lead to adoption, but is not the same as adoption. Foster children often come from homes where they were abused, ......[Read More]
How to Expunge Juvenile Criminal Records in Washington

How to Expunge Juvenile Criminal Records in Washington

A juvenile criminal record can hurt an offender when he becomes an adult and starts looking to better his career or get approved for an apartment. In the state of Washington, you can expunge or seal the records of a juvenile crime.......[Read More]
Ohio's Citizens Bill of Rights to Confidentiality

Ohio's Citizens Bill of Rights to Confidentiality

The State of Ohio has a Bill of Rights as part of its Constitution. The Bill of Rights is similar to the United States Bill of Rights in that it affords a list of rights of all of its citizens. One of the basic tenets throughout the Bill of Rights is confidentiality. Several sections in the state's ......[Read More]
How to Get a Custody Case Reopened

How to Get a Custody Case Reopened

Family courts give deference to final child custody determinations in an effort to reduce the disruption to a child's life that a change in custody entails. If the natural parents do not agree on a custody change, you will need to file a petition for custody and be able to plead a new change in circ......[Read More]
What Boulder Child Custody Lawyers Will Not Do

What Boulder Child Custody Lawyers Will Not Do

No Boulder child custody lawyers likes to cut corners when it comes to money. A lawyer is a creative-legal profession and every lawyer wants to do his best. ......[Read More]