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

  • N.J. Law Governing the Distribution of Marital Property

    In a divorce in New Jersey, property acquired during the marraige needs to be divided fairly, either by voluntary agreement of the parties or by order of the trial judge. Unless shown otherwise, the Court will presume that both husband and wife made ...

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  • California Family Support: Tax Consequences after Wells V. Commissioner

    FindLaw's discussion of legal issues arising in the aftermath of Wells v. Commissioner which held that family support under California law is not considered alimony for purposes of the Internal Revenue Code.

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  • Marriage Laws in Missouri

    Beneficiary - the person who receives the money from an insurance policy or a willSpouse - husband or wifeHeir (air) - person who gets someone's property after that one diesWill - a legal paper that tells the wishes about what should be done with a ...

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  • Call Your Attorney for A Legal Checkup

    Most people are familiar with the concept of an annual medical examination. Very few people, however, regularly review their legal and financial affairs with their attorney. Changes in one's family or financial situation coupled with changes in the ...

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  • Marriage in Florida

    If you were married recently or wedding bells will be ringing soon, you've probably received a lot of friendly and helpful advice on the subject of matrimony from your families and friends, your pastor, and your physician. But what about the family ...

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  • Divorce

    Divorces can be difficult for everyone involved, but not just because of the emotional strains that come along with ending relationships. Often times, divorces are rife with uncertainty about the process and outcome. This article provides helpful definitions as well as tips to navigate some of the common contentious issues that arise.

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  • Employee and Spouse Railroad Retirement Annuities

    Railroad retirement annuities provide a way for employees and their spouses to enjoy retirement after a long career. In this article, FindLaw discusses the numerous rules and regulations governing the calculation and disbursement of these annuities. 

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  • The Evolution of the "Second Parent"

    FindLaw's examination of California's laws protecting second parents in the context of same sex relationships nationwide and the use of adoption as one way to protect parental rights.

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  • Interstate Enforcement of Child Support

    FindLaw's discussion of federal laws that practitioners should look to when addressing problems related to enforcement of child support across state lines.

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  • How the Emergency National Flood Insurance Program Works

    FindLaw's overview of the National Flood Insurance Program managed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and ways in which communities can become eligible or lose their eligibility under the program.

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