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How to Adjust a Friendship After Marriage

How to Adjust a Friendship After Marriage

Marriage is a life-changing event. Sometimes when a person gets married, it can cause her to have a hard time staying in touch with her single friends. Priorities change and sometimes this can cause a distance between two people who may have otherwise been the best of friends. It is important to wor......[Read More]
How to Change a Child's Last Name in Minnesota

How to Change a Child's Last Name in Minnesota

People change their names for many different reasons; they even change the names of their children. Reasons for changing a child's name include divorce, remarriage and adoption. To change the name of a child in Minnesota, parents or legal guardians must petition the court for permission for a change......[Read More]
How to Get Legal Aid Representation for Terminating Parental Rights in West Virginia

How to Get Legal Aid Representation for Terminating Parental Rights in West Virginia

You can apply to terminate your legal rights as a parent under Chapter 49 of the West Virginia Code. Your decision to terminate parental rights is a recognition that your child's interests may best be served by an individual with the time and resources to properly raise and care for a child. West Vi......[Read More]
A Scary Holiday

A Scary Holiday

Abuse occurs more often around the holidays. Here are some signs of abuse to look out for.......[Read More]
How Long Does It Take to Get a Marriage Certificate?

How Long Does It Take to Get a Marriage Certificate?

A marriage certificate is the legal document that proves you are married. Generally, you can obtain a copy from the clerk's office in the county where your marriage took place or from the office of the recorder or registrar in some states. Submit an application, proof of your identity and pay the re......[Read More]
Father's Rights for Children

Father's Rights for Children

Consult with an experienced attorney in paternal rights to help determine the best parental options for you.dad image by Mat Hayward from Fotolia.comAccording to Child Custody Guide, paternal rights in custody fights practically were nonexistent in the past; it was more likely that women.........[Read More]
What Are the Benefits of Legal Separation Versus Dissolution of Marriage?

What Are the Benefits of Legal Separation Versus Dissolution of Marriage?

There are several key differences between separation and divorce.mari??s image by JLG from Fotolia.comA legal separation is a legal process that formalizes a separation of a married couple while the pair remains legally married. Dissolution of marriage is another term for divorce, which.........[Read More]
Abusive Relationship Statistics - Not a True Reflection of the Broadness and Extent of the Problem

Abusive Relationship Statistics - Not a True Reflection of the Broadness and Extent of the Problem

Abusive relationship statistics is an area needing much more attention in order for us to get an accurate picture of the reality of the situation. Whenever statistics are mentioned this is usually referring to the narrow end of the spectrum. It only refers to physical abuse, and only what is known. ......[Read More]
DS-156 Instructions

DS-156 Instructions

A U.S. Nonimmigrant Visa Application, Form DS-156, must be completed properly and filed with the U.S. Department of State. Nonimmigrant visas allow a foreign national to enter the United States for business, pleasure or medical treatment. Generally, the visa is issued for one or multiple entries and......[Read More]
Immigrants' Constitutional Rights in the US

Immigrants' Constitutional Rights in the US

Millions of legal and illegal immigrants live in the United States. They have jobs, pay taxes, marry, have children and attend US schools. Aliens are protected by the 14th Amendment of the Constitution of the United States, but other laws concerning immigrants are complex and controversial. Because ......[Read More]
Paternity Rights in Wyoming

Paternity Rights in Wyoming

Wyoming mothers and fathers should understand the paternity laws followed by the state, especially when they are unmarried as the state treats unmarried parents differently from married parents. Men can establish paternity in one of several ways under Wyoming law. An unmarried man who has establishe......[Read More]
Abuse In Teen Dating Relationships - Friends of the Abused and Abuser

Abuse In Teen Dating Relationships - Friends of the Abused and Abuser

Before you get into a serious dating relationship, you need to ask the following questions regarding friends.My husband has often said that "you either are or will soon be like your friends."He's right about that and a lot of other things as well. One for sure consideration is what do......[Read More]
How to Change a Road Name in Kentucky

How to Change a Road Name in Kentucky

Changing a street name in Kentucky starts with an application that can be picked up at the city's main municipal building. After picking up an application, you must try to get most residents on the street to agree to the name change and sign the petition. When all forms and fees are returned, the ci......[Read More]
Submission - The 4 Letter Word of the 21st Century

Submission - The 4 Letter Word of the 21st Century

If you want to start a fight, just use the word SUBMISSION in the context of husband and wife. Its a dirty word and while 99% of the time it is used inappropriately and in violation of its very meaning. This article attempts to set the record straight on its definition, use, and misuses and put it i......[Read More]
Family Law: Parents' Rights

Family Law: Parents' Rights

Parental rights are protected by common law, which is based on judges' decisions rather than written code. Common law was inherited through English traditions.......[Read More]
Loving Your Abuser

Loving Your Abuser

Adults who are trying to heal from childhood abuse have to decide how they are going to deal with the abuser(s) of their past. The situation is not always easy and the feelings may be very complicated.......[Read More]
How to Word a Postnuptial Agreement

How to Word a Postnuptial Agreement

A postnuptial agreement is an agreement made by a couple after they get married that states how the couple will divide assets and debts in the event of divorce. Postnuptial agreements are also used by couples in civil unions. A postnuptial agreement is created, signed by both parties and notarized i......[Read More]
Abusive Relationship Help - Winning, Whining and Losing in Abusive Relationships

Abusive Relationship Help - Winning, Whining and Losing in Abusive Relationships

"When you pressure me, you lose me. And instead you get yourself and the illusion that you won me over." Sound like a familiar abusive relationship sign? Read on to learn more about winning and losing the tug-of-wars in abusive relationships.......[Read More]
The Process of Legal Guardianship

The Process of Legal Guardianship

Guardianship is necessary when a person cannot take care of himself, either because the person is a child or has an incapacitating disability. For example, elderly Alzheimer's patients may need guardians to make decisions for them when they are no longer capable of making their own decisions. The g......[Read More]
How to Obtain a License to Perform Marriages in Kentucky

How to Obtain a License to Perform Marriages in Kentucky

Officiating at weddings used to be strictly the province of clergy and judges. These days, however, it's not uncommon for couples to ask a friend to perform a ceremony, for example as a notary public. Other people just like the idea of being able to marry two people in love. The exact requirements f......[Read More]