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Children & Juvenile Law

Legal matters concerning children: Child support and child custody, visitation, adoption, child neglect and abuse, paternity, DNA tests, emancipation and adoption.

  1. Adoption

    Issues concerning adoption law, step-parents, international adoption, foster children.
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  2. Child Abuse, Neglect & Porn

    Harm to a child which may be physical, emotional or sexual including general child abuse, molestation, child pornography, child grooming, incest, drug affected babies, neglect of the health and welfare of a child.
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  3. Child Custody & Visitation

    Legal issues surrounding which parent bears the duty of care and has the right to make decisions for the child. Also concerns custody orders, child visitation rights, see also guardianship law.
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  4. Child Support

    Law and issues regarding financial support for children by parents, support arrearage and deadbeat dads enforcement of child support and the legal process to deal with support delinquencies.
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  5. Emancipation Law

    Legal issues and procedure concerning when and under what conditions children may be released from parental authority and are legally considered adults.
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  6. Grandparents Rights

    The legal rights of grandparents to have visitation with their grandchildren and, in some cases, obtain child custody.
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    220
  7. Paternity Law & DNA Tests

    Legal issues concerning establishing and disputing paternity claims, DNA testing to prove or disprove paternity claims, paternity suits and related matters.
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    503
  8. Juvenile Crime, Law & Court

    Law and the court that governs minors, juvenile offender charges, issues whether a child should be tried as an adult.
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