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Other Family Law Issues

Legal issues arising from engagements and living together, how to legally formalize a marriage, name changes, guardianship and disability, Elder Law and also domestic violence and restraining orders.

  1. Guardians & Conservators

    Law governing guardianship and conservatorship, the legal authority and duty to care for the personal and property interests of another person which includes both adults and children.
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  2. Marriage, Engagement, Domestic Partnerships

    Legal matters concerning cohabitation and living together outside of marriage, engagement for the purpose of marriage, prenuptial agreements, wedding rings, legal formalization of marriage, the rights and duties of each spouse in a marital relationship.
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  3. Name Changes

    Information and issues concerning changing your name. Eligibility, requirements, change of birth name, change of surname for marital purposes, changing your name back to your maiden name, reporting requirements, background checks.
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  4. Protective & Restraining Orders

    Law and information dealing with protective orders and temporary restraining orders (TRO) and Temporary Protection Order (TPO). See also the domestic violence forum.
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  5. Other Family Law Matters

    If it's a family law issue that doesn't fit into any other category, then it goes in here.
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