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  1. How to Talk to a Lawyer-Keep these in Mind to be more Smooth, efficient, & Effective!

    by , 06-20-2012 at 12:41 AM
    How to Effectively Speak to a Lawyer

    I figured that we should write some guidelines for normal everyday folks that they can use if they call up a lawyer or their own personal lawyer. Too often lawyers get calls, and I sometimes get them myself from people that are clearly upset. They only become more worked up when they think I’m not sensitively handling and listening like a counselor to them tell me about all their problems. Yeah, I may think that I am a good listener, that I'm great
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  2. Pennsylvania Child Custody

    by , 01-05-2012 at 02:46 AM
    Pennsylvania Child Custody laws can be found in Purdon’s Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statues Title 23 Part VI Chapter 53. Within the statutes there are notes which are helpful in breaking down the child custody laws, as well as, providing sufficient case law.

    Child custody is a parent’s fundamental right; however, the child is the one who will be affected by the outcome. Therefore, the courts have a duty to protect the interest of the child when awarding child custody and
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  3. Divorce in Connecticut

    by , 10-26-2011 at 05:57 PM
    Dissolution of a marriage or a civil union in the state of Connecticut is governed by Connecticut General Statute §§46b-40(a), which states: “A decree of dissolution of a marriage…shall be granted upon a finding that one of the following causes has occurred: (1) The marriage has broken down irretrievably; (2) the parties have lived apart by reason of incompatibility for a continuous period of at least the eighteen months immediately prior to the service of the complaint and that there is no reasonable ...
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  4. What is Family Law? Family Law Overview

    by , 08-02-2011 at 11:24 PM
    To simply state, when one thinks of family court, marriage, divorce, adoption, domestic abuse, child abuse and other related topics generally come to mind. Family law also covers rules for living together, prenuptial agreements, alimony, and mediation, along with the laws on domestic violence, child support, child custody and visitation, adoption, same-sex marriage, elder care, and senior law. All of these issues, and more, are addressed in family law. Family law is ruled largely by statute varied ...
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  5. Divorce in New York

    by , 07-26-2011 at 03:25 PM
    New York offers seven ways for a person to file for divorce. Most of these fall under fault-based divorce. Fault-based divorce places someone at blame for the breakup of a marriage. These marriage break downs are usually attributed to reasons of abuse and infidelity. Many times the person at fault in these divorces ends up having to pay a larger percentage of money in a divorce settlement. Until recently, New York State had one of the strictest divorce laws in the country, offering no option ...
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  6. Issues Surrounding Family Law

    by , 07-26-2011 at 05:12 AM
    Adoption laws are a subset of family law. One issue that adoption laws in the states clarify is whether an adopted child can find out the identity of his or her birth parents. Some states protect the privacy of birth parents by sealing the adoption records. The records can then only be opened if the birth parents agree to it. Other states allow an adopted child to have access to the records. Some states require that a child reach a certain age before being able to view the records. Domestic violence ...
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  7. How To Spot a Good Family Law Attorney

    by , 07-25-2011 at 10:52 PM
    To be successful in the area of family law, one has to want to help others, and also needs to be knowledgeable with the state code pertaining to family law where one is practicing. Every state is different, and it will be up to the individual attorney to specialize within their practice state, as opposed to trying to practice in multiple states. However, multistate issues will arise, so it is well founded for the attorney to have contacts in other states or to be proficient at research. The attorney ...
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  8. Legal Matters That Family Law Attorneys Can Handle

    by , 07-25-2011 at 10:45 PM
    Couples often come to family lawyers if they are in the midst of changing their family through marriage or children. This area of law encompasses all forms of marriage including common-law marriage, same-sex marriage, and civil unions or registered partnerships. The lawyer can inform the couple of the requirements for getting married, what makes a marriage valid in the law, explain how joint ownership of property through marriage works, and help them develop a pre-nuptial agreement to protect any ...
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