Family Law

This is FindLaw's collection of Family Law articles, part of the Corporate Counsel Center Law Library. Collectively, these laws deal with matters of significant impact on family relationships, particularly adoption, divorce, custody, and abuse. While some family law matters may be handled without counsel, processes such as divorce and child custody often require the skill and expertise of a skilled attorney. Family law also involves the prevention of physical, emotional and sexual abuse. Law articles in this archive are predominantly written by lawyers for a professional audience seeking business solutions to legal issues. Start your free research with FindLaw.

Family Law Articles
    • Major Provisions of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996
      Note: The following is a summary of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act as it was signed into law. Technical amendments have been proposed on a number of issues which may affect the descriptions below. Note: HHS ...

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    • Partition of Railroad Retirement Annuities by Court Decree
      Information on this form is provided to assist individuals in partitioning Railroad Retirement Act annuities in connection with certain court related property settlements. 1. Annuities under the Railroad Retirement Act are composed of independently ...

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    • Ophthalmological Malpractice Cases
      At a local auto mechanic's shop, a man pounds on a crank shaft with a ballpeen hammer in an attempt to loosen a part. Suddenly, a tiny piece of metal flies off and hits his unprotected eyes; he is not wearing goggles. It hurts and he presents ...

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    • Texas Paternity Suits
      What to do if your child was born out of wedlock or if your husband is not the father or your child. This is a lawsuit to determine a legal biological parent. A parentage suit is filed to determine the biological father or mother of the child ...

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    • Virginia's New Alimony Statute Creates a Trap for the Unwary
      Virginia's recently revised spousal support statute may cause some unintended consequences to parties who have entered into a Property Settlement Agreement and request a Virginia court to incorporate the Property Settlement Agreement into a decree ...

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    • The Health and Human Services 1996 Poverty Guidelines
      There are two slightly different versions of the federal poverty measure: The are the original version of the federal poverty measure. They are updated each year by the Census Bureau (although they were originally developed by Mollie Orshansky of ...

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    • New Shared Custody Support Guidelines
      The Virginia General Assembly amended Section 20-108.2 of the Code of Virginia which sets forth guidelines for the determination of child support. Under the accepted statutory scheme for determining child support, the Virginia Child Support ...

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    • Minor's Counsel
      In the State of California, a private attorney may be appointed to represent a minor in Family Law cases involving child abuse, child neglect, drug related cases, high conflict divorces and other cases the court deems appropriate. Requests for ...

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    • The Link Between Medicaid and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
      Prior to enactment of P.L 104-193, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunities Act of 1996: o Individuals who received AFDC cash assistance or who were deemed to have received AFDC were automatically eligible for Medicaid. (Section ...

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    • Modification of Orders
      Often orders which may have been previously entered by the Court will have to be modified over the years to deal with the changing circumstances of the family. Perhaps one of the parties wants to move out of State and needs to modify a Judgment ...

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