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Disability Planning
 
An elder individual should consider disability planning when planning their estate. There are numerous tools that are available to the elder individual with respect to disability planning. More...
 
Self-emancipation of Minors
 
A minor may obtain a court order declaring him or her to be self-emancipated. A self-emancipated minor has most of the legal rights and duties of an adult. The parents of a self-emancipated minor have no further duty to support the minor. More...
 
Bifurcated Divorces
 
A court may order the termination of the marriage of a husband and wife, while reserving the resolution of certain issues for a later time. This procedure is called a "bifurcated divorce." When a bifurcated divorce is ordered, issues such as the division of the spouses' property, child custody, and child support are decided at a separate trial or hearing, after the marriage is terminated. More...
 
Emancipation of Children
 
When a child is emancipated, the child's parents have no further duty to support the child. In addition, parents have no right to control an emancipated child's behavior or make certain decisions for the child. More...
 
Jurisdiction in Interstate Child Custody Disputes
 
The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act (UCCJA) was drafted in 1968 in an effort to prevent child abduction by parents and to resolve child custody disputes between parents who live in different states. The UCCJA has been adopted by all 50 states. More...
 
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