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Family Law

Uniform Divorce Recognition Act
The Uniform Divorce Recognition Act has been adopted by seven states: California, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Wisconsin. The Act applies only to those seven states. The Act does not apply to any other state. More...
Marriage of Underage Children
In most states, a person must be 18 in order to marry; however, in many states a minor 15 years or older may get married with legal permission from a parent or guardian. You have to be 16 to get married with parental consent in the State of New York. If you are under 16, you need a court order giving you permission to marry. More...
Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003
In 2003, the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act was enacted. The Act authorizes fines and/or jail terms of up to two years for any doctor who performs a partial birth abortion. A partial birth abortion is defined as an abortion in which the baby is delivered past the baby's navel outside the body of the mother or after the entire fetal head is outside the body of the mother. Most partial birth abortions are performed between 20 and 26 weeks. More...
Self-emancipation of Minors
A minor may obtain a court order declaring him or her to be self-emancipated. A self-emancipated minor has most of the legal rights and duties of an adult. The parents of a self-emancipated minor have no further duty to support the minor. More...
International Adoption - Orphan Petition
Persons who wish to adopt a child from a foreign country must file an "Orphan Petition" with the United States Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The full name of the petition is "Form I-600, Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative." More...

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