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  Irish family law acts
Family Law (Maintenance of Spouses and Children) Act 1976: provided for periodical payments by one spouse to another in cases of failure to provide reasonable maintenance, with deductions of earnings at source and barring orders.
Family Law Act 1981: abolished actions for enticement of spouse and breach of promise to marry.
Family Law Act 1995: raised the minimum age for marriage to 18 and required 3 months' written notice to local registrar, abolished petitions for jactitation of marriage (falsely claiming to be married to someone), provided for declarations of marital status, and ancillary orders after judicial separation or foreign divorce.
indigo.ie /~kwood/acts.htm   (711 words)

 Family law - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Family courts typically deny faultless fathers their equal parental rights even when state law appears to require equal custody.
Family court judges find unwelcome the task of rendering a judicial decision detached from the law and from any due process finding of fault, so they call on a court-appointed psychologist to provide his opinion of who should have custody.
A comprehensive study of how many family court decisions deprive fathers of their parental rights, and deprive children of their fathers, when that awesome punishment is not based on any finding of fault.
brea.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Family_law   (1168 words)

 Family Law
Family law is the term that is applied to the laws and rules developed regarding family relationships.
Family law rules define not only the relationships between members of a family but also between a family and society as a whole.
When you are faced with an important life decision regarding a key family relationship, the advice and assistance of an experienced family law attorney often proves crucial to your understanding of the issues involved and your satisfaction with the ultimate outcome of the family-related concern you face.
www.dianafriedman.com /CM/FSDP/PracticeCenter/Family-Law/Family-Law.asp   (984 words)

 Family law system in the UK - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The family law system refers to the laws, procedures and rules [1] (http://www.hmso.gov.uk/si/si1991/Uksi_19911991_en_1.htm#tcon) governing family matters as well as the authorities, agencies and groups which participate in or influence the outcome of private disputes or social decisions involving family law.
Taking a systemic view of family law is regarded as assisting the understanding of the context in which the law works and indicates the policy areas where improvements can be made.
Even when he is able to demonstrate that he presents no risk, the mere fact of the mother expressing imagined fears can be used to argue that her fears affect the child and that the father's involvement should be restricted or eliminated [4] (http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,3604,961940,00.html).
www.newalbany.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Family_law_system_in_the_UK   (1167 words)

 Family Law Attorneys
Family law is an area of law that deals with all aspects of family relations.
Family law courts generally hear cases pertaining to dissolution of marriage, legal separation of the parties, nullity of marriage, child custody, child and spousal support, elder law legal issues, domestic violence petitions, and estate planning cases like wills, will contests, guardianship, insurance, probate, trusts and other estate related legal issues.
If your spouse controls the family's money, you may be entitled to ask the court for counsel fees pedente lite, mean the court may order your spouse to pay fees to your lawyer at the outset.
www.lawinfo.com /index.cfm/fuseaction/Client.lawarea/categoryid/17   (394 words)

 Family Law Source - divorce, custody, support & mediation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
divorce law topics including: no-fault divorce; residency requirements; commencing a dissolution of marriage proceeding; the divorce judgment and decree; prenuptial agreements; marital termination agreements; divisible divorce; divorce from bed and board; legal separation; convertible divorce; statutes, cases and more.
family law organizations that can provide help, support and/or information concerning adoption, child support, child custody, parenting time or visitation, domestic abuse, attorneys, family law reform, mediation and step-parenting.
Laws differ substantially from state to state and from country to country, change frequently, and their application can also differ substantially in individual cases.
www.familylawsource.com   (814 words)

 Family Law
She is experienced in estate planning and probate law, with particular skill in the written process, including appeals, complex motions, and coverage opinions.
She is an excellent family law paralegal and provides low-cost, high-efficiency services to the clients of Smith, Smith, Blonska and Dorey, LLP.
She has extensive experience as a family law paralegal, is efficient, competent, and pleasant to work with.
www.smithandsmith-law.com /lawfirm.html   (979 words)

 LLRX -- International Family Law: A Selective Resource Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Family law has traditionally been an area of private law governed by rules local to a given jurisdiction and not cognizable as a subject for international agreement.
Hague Convention relating to the settlement of the conflict of the laws concerning marriage of 12 June 1902, Convention A.
Hague Convention relating to conflicts of laws with regard to the effects of marriage on the rights and duties of the spouses in their personal relationship and with regard to their estates of 17 July 1905, Convention E.
www.llrx.com /features/int_fam.htm   (2821 words)

 Family Law   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
However, NC courts regularly recognize the validity of "common law" marriages that were validly contracted in a jurisdiction where such marriages are recognized.
The following are examples of what NC courts presently consider as separate property (1): all professional and business licenses that terminate on transfer and all professional degrees, pensions, deferred compensation and retirement plans.
Under the new law "illicit sexual behavior," which includes adultery, is a bar to alimony if it occurred during the marriage before the date of separation.
www.bsp-pa.com /Xbspfl.stm   (983 words)

 Family Law Section   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Family Law Section of the New Zealand Law Society was established in December 1997 in recognition of the special interests of family lawyers and the importance of family law in New Zealand.
It was established to enable members to promote their common interest in family law and to act in matters affecting family law and family lawyers in New Zealand.
To be the leading organisation within the legal profession in relation to all issues concerning families, children and family law reform.
www.familylaw.org.nz   (147 words)

 Internet Resource Guide:Family Law Resources
Reforms to the family law system (Media release, Prime Minister, 29 July 2004): proposes the establishment of Family Relationship Centres, rather than a Families Tribunal, as previously proposed by the Standing Committee on Family and Community Affairs.
Standing Committee on Family and Community Affairs; report released on 29 December 2003): major recommendations are a new Entry Point for separating parents, establishment of a Families Tribunal, and a reduced role for the courts.
Law reform by frozen chook: family law reform for the new millennium?
www.aph.gov.au /library/intguide/law/famlaw.htm   (1283 words)

 American Bar Association - Section of Family Law
The ABA Section of Family Law stands ready to assist those affected by hurricanes.
The Section of Family Law is now accepting applications for the annual Howard Schwab Memorial Essay Contest.
Eligible law students may submit an essay by April 15, 2006.
www.abanet.org /family/home.html   (151 words)

 Knight on Family Law - Tennessee Family Law Blog - Tennessee Divorce Law Blog
Under Tennessee law, inheritance is considered separate property, not part of the marital estate -- but a court can still award one spouse's inheritance to the other as part of an award of alimony in solido.
Most interesting to me are posts on two recent family law decisions by the Court of Appeals.
This blog is intended to provide a forum for discussion of Tennessee divorce and family law news and issues.
knightonfamilylaw.com   (1262 words)

 Family Law, Litigation & Mediation: Minneapolis/St. Paul
Minnesota Family Law Litigation and Family Law Mediation in Minneapolis and the Western Suburbs
Family law encompasses the legal and emotional issues of divorce, spousal maintenance (alimony), child custody and support, domestic abuse and adoption.
Goldstein Law Office, P.A. is licensed to practice family law in Minnesota: Hennepin County, Ramsey County, Dakota County, Anoka County, Carver County, Scott County, Washington County, and Wright County.
www.fmlylaw.com /family_law.html   (330 words)

 Amazon.com: Family Law and Practice: The Paralegal's Guide: Books: Grace A. Luppino,Justine FitzGerald Miller   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The goal of this book is to thoroughly prepare students in the areas of family law that they are most likely to encounter in the real world.
Chapter 2, "The Roots and Traditions of American Family Law," provides an historical backdrop for the emergence of the changing and evolving theory of family law, including the changing views on the nature of marriage, and the role of women and children in a family.
Chapters 5 through 8 provide a fl letter law overview of the four major areas encountered in the practice of family law: alimony, property and debt distribution, child custody, and child support.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0139011250?v=glance   (1288 words)

 Family Law Directory
Serving clients in all matrimonial and family law matters for 0ver 30 years, our firm is dedicated to providing the highest quality legal service at a reasonable cost.
We are a family law firm serving clients in MD, DC and VA in divorce, custody, child support, alimony, mediation, separation agreements, and prenuptial agreements.
Family law practice devoted to divorce, custody, paternity, child support, alimony, property division, seperation agreements, prenupital agreements, domestic violence, guardianship, adoptions, divorce mediation, and domestic appeals.
www.genelex.com /paternitytesting/paternityfamlawdir.html   (3047 words)

 TV Family Law
They are partners in a law firm ("Holt and Holt Family Law" is what we see on the office's brass nameplate).
When Lynn Holt walks into their law office the next morning she is greeted by an unexpected sight - not only has her husband left the marital home, he's also cleaned out the office and taken everything across the road to establish a nifty new premises of his own.
Parental responsibilities are also issues raised in family law, and include a determination of all the duties and responsibilities that parents have with regard to their children.
www.law4u.com.au /lil/tv_family_law.html   (1357 words)

 Divorce Attorneys and Family Law in Phoenix Arizona, Bishop Law Office
Attorney William D. Bishop is one of a select group of attorneys in Arizona to be certified as a specialist in the practice of family law by the State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Specialization.
All of our clients receive professional and knowledgeable representation on all legal issues in family law areas including custody, visitation, alimony or spousal maintenance, child support, legal separation, paternity, premarital or prenuptial agreements, guardianships, grandparent rights, property and debt division, mediation, and relocation to other states.
The Bishop Law Office welcomes inquiries from attorneys in other states seeking representation for their clients in Arizona courts, and clients involved in interstate disputes regarding divorce, child custody, or child support.
www.bishoplawoffice.com   (357 words)

 Family Law Organization
At Family Law Organization we have established a valuable resource for both attorneys and parents alike.
Family Law Attorneys for every county in the US.
Family Law discussion links for all 50 states.
www.familylaw.org   (71 words)

 Justis - Family Law Reports
Family Law Reports is the leading series of law reports dedicated to covering the ever-increasing flow of cases resulting from family and child law issues.
Authority – edited by a panel of the country's leading family lawyers, the reports are judicially approved prior to publication, making them totally authoritative and reliable.
Important note: subscribers to the printed version of Family Law Reports are entitled to a 20% discount on the first year’s subscription to the CD-ROM version.
www.justis.com /titles/family_law_reports.html   (358 words)

 Overlawyered: Archived family law items, pre-July 2003
"Family law roundup" (English couple's divorce costs ?840,000; frequent flier miles argued over; charges of clubby Marin County, Calif. courts), Nov. 7, 2000.
Among sites with a reformist focus, many align themselves with one or another camp among family roles: thus there are sites that focus on husbands' legal woes and those that focus on wives'; sites for custodial and for non-custodial parents, for birth parents, for adoptive parents and for adoptees; and so forth.
Yet dissatisfaction with the legal system's handling of family breakup, and outrage at exorbitant costs, tactical gamesmanship, judges with too much arbitrary power, unreliable expert opinion, and outright perjury and invention, are themes that weave through sites from all sides.
www.overlawyered.com /2003/06/archived_family_law_items_prej.html   (926 words)

 Family Law — Table of Contents   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The family court system was set up in the late sixties to alleviate the burden on the civil- and criminal courts.
Of course, the family courts would be flooded and overloaded just the same if it weren't for the fact that equitable and just judicial procedures such as jury trials and the rules of evidence had been deliberately omitted from the family court procedures that were put in place.
The planned destruction of the family was part of the communist agenda from its inception by Karl Marx and Frederic Engels.
www.fathersforlife.org /family_law_main_page.htm   (997 words)

 GLOSSARY OF FAMILY LAW TERMS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In the eyes of the law, the parties were never married.
COMMON LAW MARRIAGE: a common law marriage comes about when a man and woman who are free to marry agree to live together as husband and wife without the formal ceremony.
to be common law married, both spouses must have intended to be husband and wife.
www.divorcelawinfo.com /gloss.htm   (950 words)

 Mississippi Family Law Lawyer - Jackson Divorce Attorney
At Wright Law Firm, our mission is to provide quality legal support and counsel to our clients.
Our attorneys are committed, experienced lawyers who take our responsibilities seriously, knowing that the results we achieve for our client will have lasting impact on their lives.
We focus exclusively on family law-related issues, including divorce, child custody, property division, separate maintenance, marital contracts, international child abduction, adoption, mediation, complex matrimonial matters and related tax implications.
www.wrightlaw.net   (223 words)

 Law Offices of Bob Leonard, Jr., lawyers in Austin, TX, Texas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
At the Law Office of Bob Leonard, Jr., we place the best interests of our clients and their families first and foremost.
If you have a family member who requires assistance with a criminal or juvenile court law matter, our firm will handle it with the appropriate discretion.
Our dedication to quality, understanding of the law, trust, and respect are the foundation of our long-standing relationships with clients and with our community.
www.bobleonard.com   (331 words)

 Family Law
Please remember that the law is always changing through actions of the courts and the Legislature.
Please remember that the law is always changing through the actions of the courts, the legislature, and agencies.
Family counseling sessions and parenting classes are also available.
www.osbar.org /public/legalinfo/family.html   (463 words)

 Baltimore, Maryland Family Law - Attorneys Wright, Constable & Skeen, L.L.P. -
Baltimore, Maryland Family Law - Attorneys Wright, Constable & Skeen, L.L.P. Family law matters can be contentious and fraught with emotion.
We thoroughly investigate the facts of each case, carefully analyze the issues involved and provide the client with the information and advice necessary to achieve the best possible outcome.
The Family Law practice group has extensive experience in handling a wide range of family law issues, including divorce, separation, child custody, visitation, child support, prenuptial agreements and adoption.
www.wcslaw.com /family.htm   (296 words)

 Main Page - Wex   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Wex is an ambitious effort to construct a collaboratively-created, public-access law dictionary and encyclopedia.
It is sponsored and hosted by the Legal Information Institute at the Cornell Law School (http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/).
Much of the material that appears in Wex was originally developed for the LII's "Law about..." pages, to which Wex is the successor.
www.law.cornell.edu /wex/index.php/Main_Page   (147 words)

 Department for Constitutional Affairs - Legal Policy - Family matters
From 31st October 2005, new rules will allow parties and other specified people to disclose certain information from family proceedings heard in private involving children to other specified people, without needing the permission of the court, or being a contempt of court.
On 31st October 2005, new rules come into force which specify circumstances in which information from family proceedings involving children heard in private may be disclosed without needing the express permission of the court.
Reform of the Family Appeals System [responses were sought by 25 April 2000]
www.dca.gov.uk /family/famfr.htm   (694 words)

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