family law

Consent Divorce

A divorce granted where both parties agree to the divorce and both go to a particular jurisdiction to obtain the divorce. However, this type of divorce is not valid if neither spouse is domiciled in the jurisdiction where the divorce was granted.

Divorce

Divorce and Separation: An Overview

A divorce formally dissolves a legal marriage. While married couples do not possess a constitutional or legal right to divorce, states permit divorces because to do so best serves public policy. To ensure that a...

Divorce laws

Divorce Laws of the Fifty States, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico

This page links to the divorce laws of the states and to tables summarizing some of their salient points. Those interested in the divorce law of a particular jurisdiction should...

Emancipation of Minors

Emancipation is a mechanism through which eligible minors are granted some or all of the rights and statuses adults hold. Ortega v. Salt Lake Wet Wash Laundry, 156 F.2d 885, 890 (Utah, 1945). All states have laws dealing with the "emancipation" of...

Emancipation of minors - laws

Laws of the Fifty States, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico Governing the Emancipation of Minors

This page links to the laws of the states dealing with the "emancipation" of minors, that is, the provisions dealing with when and on what conditions...

Employment Discrimination

Employment Discrimination Overview:

Employment Discrimination laws seek to prevent discrimination based on race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, physical disability, and age by employers. Discriminatory practices include bias in...

Estate Planning

estate planning: an overview

Estate planning is the process by which an individual or family arranges the transfer of assets in anticipation of death. An estate plan aims to preserve the maximum amount of wealth possible for the intended beneficiaries...

Estates and Trusts

estates and trusts: an overview

During the early 1500's in England landowners found it advantageous to convey the legal title of their land to third parties while retaining the benefits of ownership. Because they were not the real "owners" of the land,...

Family Court

A family court is a court of limited jurisdiction that hears cases involving family law. For example, family courts typically hear cases involving divorce, child custody, and domestic abuse. Family courts are governed by state and local law. Depending...

Family law - State statutes

For the marriage, divorce, and adoption laws of the states see the LII table pages on those subjects: Adoption Law | Divorce Law | Emancipation of Children | Marriage Law

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