Frequently Asked Questions

Adoption Law

Whether you are considering adopting a child, searching for your biological parents, or concerned about adoption privacy, it is important to know that adoption law varies from state to state.

Mediation & Arbitration

Some legal disputes are not handled within the traditional confines of the courtroom. In some circumstances, individuals agree to submit any resulting disputes to arbitration. Other times, a judge may order the parties to attend arbitration.

Domestic Abuse Law

Whether you are the victim of abuse, work with or know someone who is being abused, or have been accused of domestic violence, there are crucial differences in how different states regulate this crime.

Grandparents Rights Law

Whether the parents have stopped letting the grandparents see their grandchildren, the parents are going through a divorce, or one of the parents has passed away, the rights of grandparents in regard to the their grandchildren varies among the states.

Marriage Law

The right to marry and the legal qualifications to marry vary across the country, including whether gay men and lesbians may marry, the minimum age one must attain to marry, and recognition of common-law marriage.

Paternity Law

The legal issues over the paternity of a child vary from state to state. Some of these issues can be affected by DNA testing, court testimony, or an agreement between the parents.

Spousal Support Law

If you are in the process of divorce or considering divorce, you should know that courts may award spousal support or alimony to one of the former spouses. Spousal support can be the result of a pre- or post-nuptial contract or of a court decision.