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The Termination of Parental Rights

Deciding to adopt a child can be one of the most rewarding and joyous experiences. Although adoption comes with new opportunities and happiness, it is not something that should be taken lightly. Bringing a child into your home is a serious decision that can be a long, strenuous, and complicated process.

The first step in becoming a child’s new parent is to make sure that the rights of the child’s birthparents have been terminated.

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Increase In Divorce Rate Among Those Over 65

Years ago, divorce was unheard of among older adults. Many individuals who suffered from marital problems that are currently part of the sixty and over generation, lived separate lives but remained married one another. One of the main reasons a pair would remain together, despite his or her differences, was that divorce was not socially acceptable at that time. However, today, the divorce rate is much higher, with approximately 67% of all marriages in the United States resulting in divorce.

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What is Supervised Visitation?

Visitation is the legal right granted to a non-custodial parent to spend time with their child. Visitation allows the non-custodial parent to be involved in the child’s life on a consistent and regular basis. In certain situations, the court may decide to give a non-custodial parent supervised visitation rights.

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Signs That Your Child Needs To Speak With A Therapist About the Divorce

While a divorce is difficult for both spouses, it is even more difficult for children to endure. Even if children are not showing signs of emotion, it is likely that he or she is still experiencing hardship. Some children may cope through anger, while others may cry. Regardless of whether children are exhibiting their emotions, it is important to have them speak with a therapist.

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An Out-Of-State Custody Order

Today, many former spouses will move to different states after a divorce. Sometimes, this results in one spouse taking the children to a different state from where the divorce proceeding and custody order was issued. According to the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), lawmakers have created a way to address these situations. It has been adopted by 49 states and indicates which court possesses the power to modify or determine custody after an initial order has been put in place. New York is party to the UCCJEA.

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Shall We Incorporate A Social Media Provision?

Today, social media affects individuals and families on a daily basis. It has become a part of everyday life, whether an individual is posting a picture or tweeting about his or her day. Many couples are wondering whether or not guidelines regarding social media accounts and posts should be included in prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Individuals believe that rules and regulations governing social media accounts are extremely important. One of the major benefits to incorporating a social media provision into a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement is the protection it affords to one’s personal reputation, families reputation, or business reputation.

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Common Mistakes To Avoid When Going Through A Divorce

Make sure you have knowledge of all household finances. If a spouse manages all of the economic decisions and earnings, that spouse will have an advantage in the divorce. It is important to be aware of what household expenses cost, as well as any joint earnings or holdings. You should gather as much knowledge as possible about all accounts, such as checking and savings accounts, bank statements, retirement account records, tax returns, and credit cards statements.
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Nesting In Divorce And Child Custody

Oftentimes, divorces are more difficult and complicated when children are involved. With much distruption to daily life and becoming newly accustomed to living arrangements, many children are left emotionally scarred.

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What To Do If A Child Custody Agreement Is Violated

The violation of a child custody agreement is a serious issue that could lead to severe consequences. A child custody agreement is considered a court order. This means that violating the agreement is a violation of a court order. Additionally, violation of a custody agreement may have a significant impact on the well being of a child. It can lead to emotional distress and even anxiety.

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What is an Annulment?

When seeking to legally end a marriage, couples have two options: divorce or annulment. Annulment, defined in Domestic Relations Law §140, is a legal process that cancels the marriage between spouses. Under the law, an annulment legally declares that the marriage never technically existed and is not valid.

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