juvenile law

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is an issue common to both criminal law and family law. Domestic violence tends to be statutorily defined. For example:

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) states in Section 12291(a)(8) “[t]he term ‘...

Emancipated Minor

A minor who has been judicially emancipated (historically, by their father) or has reached the age of majority (usually 18 or 21) and is therefore free from the custody and control of their parents. Such individuals are expected to support and care...

Emancipation

An act by which a person (generally a slave or a minor) who was once under the authority of another is set free.

Emancipation is viewed in some jurisdictions as a liberation of the bound individual from their duty to serve and obey their...

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...

Expunge

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryTo intentionally destroy, obliterate, or strike out records or information in files, computers, and other depositories. For example, state law may allow the criminal records of a juvenile offender to be...

Fair Labor Standards Act

A federal statute that regulates hours, wages, and working conditions of employees and also child labor. It regulates minimum wage and the right to overtime pay. It also prohibits oppressive child labor.

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Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA federal law that guarantees a worker's right to be paid fairly. The FLSA sets out the federal minimum wage, states requirements for overtime, and places restrictions on child labor.

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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

Family law, also referred to as domestic relations in many states, is the broad body of law that covers marriage, divorce, child custody, adoption, domestic violence, reproductive rights, and other matters regarding family relationships. Much...

Filiation Proceeding

A proceeding brought in Family Court to establish the paternity of an illegitimate child, often with the purpose of establishing the father's duty to support the child.

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