The process of adopting a child was always very sensitive from the economic and legal point of view, especially when it comes up to intercountry adoption (when the child lives in a different country). In this case, the Immigrant Law plays its role, making the whole situation even harder. Everyone going through this procedure has to deal with Hague Convention, and the best decision that a potential parent can make before starting the process – is to hire a professional adoption lawyer that will assist you in your case. But first, let’s have a deeper insight into the concept of “Hague Process”.
During a divorce process, a court enacts a divorce decree. Usually this is a court order that must be followed by both ex-spouses. If one of the ex-spouses fails to act in accordance with it, the other ex-spouse can take steps to enforce this order.
If you have problems with your ex-spouse abiding the divorce decrees, you should firstly request the proper forms from your local courthouse. You can take them home and fill them our carefully describing in detail each breach of the divorce decree. It is important to include a description of how the breach has impacted you and your children, if you have ones. For more credibility, don’t forget to attach any written proof of the violations to the completed paperwork:
- correspondence and others.
Divorce is a difficult process tearing asunder your emotions and feelings but it is very important to keep calm and have rational and clear mind because your anger, jealousy or other emotions can affect your actions in a negative way. We are presenting you top 9 divorce warnings to prevent you from making common mistakes that people usually do during divorce proceedings.
Once you have considered the relevant factors and have decided to file for divorce from your spouse, you will need to learn how to protect your interests.
9 STEPS TO GET READY FOR DIVORCE
2. Read as much articles and books on divorce and divorce process as you can, consult an attorney if you don’t understand some matters. Knowledge about the law and court procedures can make what’s coming a little less frightening.
3. Gather information on your finances and assets, property, income and liabilities. Run a credit report and make copies of your account statements and tax returns, find the values for your cars and house. You can even make a video inventory of the house to be sure you won’t overlook something and thus you’ll have a proof of your words.
4. Assess your personal items. If there are things that matter to you, that you do not want to lose (pictures, family heirlooms, etc.) – document their existence and remove them to a safe place.
5. Change access to accounts: all your passwords for the email, bank account, pension, etc. Be sure not to use new ones that are easy to guess.
The dissolution of marriage is a legal act that not always coincides with the wishes of both parties. Divorce is a very complicated and typically emotional process that involves division of marital property, debt, custody of any children, payment of child and/or spousal support and others. Generally, divorce is defined as legal termination of a marriage relationship.
If there are no disagreements between both parties and they can reach a decision on basic divorce issues without going to trial, the divorce is called uncontested. A contested divorce happens when the spouses cannot reach an agreement on terms of divorce and they end up in a court. When a spouse asking for divorce does not have to prove that the other spouse did something wrong, the divorce is considered to be a no fault divorce. If the reason of divorce is cruelty, adultery, imprisonment of a spouse for several years or other wrongdoings, this makes up a fault divorce.
Divorce is a stressful process. It can affect finances, living arrangements, household jobs or schedules. If the family includes children, they may be deeply affected. A military divorce is a divorce between a member of the armed services and his or her spouse. The spouse may or may not be in the military.
When facing a military divorce you should be aware of the fact that the procedures of a divorce for the civilians and for the military members are not quite the same. Military divorce is governed not only by state laws, but also by federal laws, so that means they have some additional rules to apply. That results in having some differences and a number of benefits in case of the military member divorce.
Jurisdiction is generally determined by the service member’s legal address rather than where they are currently stationed, as due to the service they are bound to travel a lot and to change their location. So many states will just either reduce or eliminate their residency requirements for military divorces.
There is also the SCRA – The Service Members Civil Relief Act to protect active duty members from being sued while in active military service and for up to a year after active duty, so they would be able to “devote their entire energy to the defense needs of the Nation”.
Juvenile delinquency known as juvenile offending or youth crime is participation in illegal behavior by minors.
Criminal defendants who haven’t quite reached the age of majority (18 in most states) go through a different criminal justice system than the one most people are familiar with.
Juveniles commit “delinquent acts” not “crimes,” and juvenile offenders have “adjudication hearings” not “trials.” The punishment of juvenile offenders also differs significantly from the punishment of adult criminals. The purpose of an adult sentence is to PUNISH, when the purpose of a juvenile sentence is primarily to REHABILITATE the juvenile so that he can go on to live a productive adult life.
The juvenile justice system is much different than the adult system and you need a lawyer who can give your child the best chances of success throughout the complex legal process.
All of us know how important is for a child to grow up in a good environment. Parents should prevent child abuse because it can affect children for their whole life.
Child Sexual Abuse involves “any sexual act with a child performed by an adult or an older child“, such as:
- Sexual touching of any part of the body;
- Penetrative sex;
- Encouraging a child to engage in sexual activity;
- Intentionally engaging in sexual activity in front of a child;
- Showing children pornography, or using them to create it;
- Encouraging a child to engage in prostitution.
Symptoms of Child Sexual Abuse:
- A noticeable fear of a person or certain places
- Unusual response from the child when asked if he or she was touched
- Unreasonable fear of a physical exam
- Drawings that show sexual acts
- Sudden awareness of genitals and sexual acts and words
- Attempts to get other children to perform sexual acts.
Unfortunately, sexual violence happens to many people, but they feel shameful to speak about it. It’s time to speak about it and not to be a victim of sexual abuse anymore.
Sexual abuse is any sort of non-consensual sexual contact that can happen to men or women of any age.
- Refusal to use contraception;
- Deliberate causing unwanted physical pain during sex;
- Deliberate passing on sexual diseases or infections;
- Use of objects, toys, or other items without consent and to cause pain or humiliation
When a wife gives birth to a child it is determined that her husband is the baby’s father. This is called presumption of paternity, that means that as a result of marriage a man is assumed to be the biological father of the child without additional evidences. Paternity means fatherhood and it can be established in two ways:
- by voluntarily signing the Acknowledgment of Paternity
- by petitioning the court to determine paternity
In the case when the court should determine the biological father of the child, the mother, the child and the presumed father should submit to certain genetic tests. This is usually the DNA testing, where the genetic material of the child is compared against the man’s DNA. This type of testing has the accuracy rate of greater than 99%.