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Family Law Newsletters

Adoption by a Same-Sex Couple

Any couple that choses to adopt a child must go through a rigorous background check. Often times, it may take many months or years for an adoption to be successfully completed. Although some states permit single individuals to adopt children, most states do not permit the adoption of a child by a same-sex couple.

Alimony and Spousal Support

Alimony, spousal support, or maintenance is the payment of support from one party to another in order to keep the receiving party in the lifestyle that they were accustomed to during the course of their marriage.

Overview of the Family Medical Leave Act

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that provides certain employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid and job-protected leave from her employment. The FMLA applies to all public and private employers that have 50 or more employees within a 75-mile radius of one another.

QDROs, Pension and Retirement Plan Division in Divorces

In a divorce, retirement benefits are typically subject to division between the parties. The division usually occurs by way of actual division or asset exchange. After the court has determined the actual division of the retirement benefit, a QDRO is issued. A QDRO is a judgment or order that recognizes the existence of the non-employee’s right to receive a portion of the employee’s retirement benefits.

Raising Grandchildren

In this day and age there are a lot of grandparents raising their grandchildren for numerous different reasons. Sometimes the grandparent may seek custody of their grandchild due to the parents’ incapacity to raise the grandchild. Other times the grandparent may have no choice but to raise the grandchild due to the situation at hand.

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