family & personal matters

certification of trust

Certification of trust is a brief version of the trust document that allows certain details of the trust (such as the names of the beneficiaries) that you want to keep confidential to be omitted. It is often used to provide proof of trust...

change of circumstances

A change of circumstances refers to the showing required by a party seeking to modify a prior child support, spousal support, or custody order. Generally, the change in circumstances must be substantial in nature and due to facts that were...

child

Under the law, a child usually refers to an individual who is a minor, who is below legal age or the age of majority. The age of majority being 18 in most states. Being below the age of majority means that the child will have fewer rights but...

child custody

Child Custody: An Overview

Child custody issues arise most commonly in cases of divorce. The court of jurisdiction for the divorce proceedings also determines child custody arrangements. Under the common statutory provision, if the spouses...

Child Online Privacy Act

The Child Online Privacy Act concerns internet privacy for children. It was passed in 1998 and codified at 15 U.S.C. § 6501-6506. The law is enforced by the Federal Trade Commission, applying the regulations recorded at 16 C.F.R. § 312....

child support

Child Support: An Overview

Child support refers to the sum that the noncustodial parent must pay to the custodian. This sum serves as a parental contribution for the child's basic living expenses, such as food, clothing, shelter, health care...

child's trust

Child’s trust refers to a trust fund created for kids, usually by family members, in order to have the assets managed until the children mature. These trust funds can be created to operate in a variety of ways. The trustee can be given...

children's rights

The term "child" does not necessarily mean a minor, and can include adult children as well as adult non-dependent children. Children are generally afforded the basic rights embodied by the Constitution.

The Equal Protection...

cisgender

Cisgender (abbreviated as cis) is a type of gender identity in which the gender that the person identifies matches the gender assigned at birth. The prefix “cis” means “on the side of” in Latin.

Compare: transgender

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civil case

A civil case is a private, non-criminal lawsuit, usually involving private property rights, including respecting rights stated under the Constitution or under federal or state law. For example, lawsuits involving breach of contract, probate,...

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