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How to Get an Annulment

How to Get an Annulment

An annulment wipes your marriage off the books, as if it never happened. But understand that there are two types of annulments: civil (by the government) and religious. Obtaining one doesn't mean you've obtained the other. You need to apply for both if you want both.
Family Violence - Lost Mothers, Lied-to Children & the Legal Abuse Syndrome

Family Violence - Lost Mothers, Lied-to Children & the Legal Abuse Syndrome

Far too often when you leave an abusive relationship, you go from the frying pan of family violence to the fire of legal domestic abuse...and don't understand what's going on until the damage is done. Read on to learn what you will want to know before having children with an abuser.
Ways to Get a Marriage Annulled

Ways to Get a Marriage Annulled

An annulment voids a marriage so that, in the eyes of the law or a religious organization, it is as if the marriage never happened. Annulments differ from divorces, which end marriages as of a specific date. Grounds for seeking a legal or civil annulment vary among states, but require proving a men
What to Do If You Are Being Verbally Abused

What to Do If You Are Being Verbally Abused

Deep inside, you know it's wrong the way he's talking to you. (Please change the gender if it should be 'she' throughout this article, but the reality is that in our culture far more husbands are abusive to their wives than the reverse.) You feel bad about yourself, and as he wal
Paternity Rights of a Natural Father While Married in Ohio

Paternity Rights of a Natural Father While Married in Ohio

Paternity establishes the identity of a person's father. In Ohio, paternity can be established in several ways, including by presumption, acknowledgment or genetic testing. Paternity establishes a father's parental rights, which entitle him to make decisions about his child's upbringing.
How to Adopt a Stepchild in Texas

How to Adopt a Stepchild in Texas

According to Nolo, a website offering free legal information, stepparent adoptions are far less complicated than standard adoptions because the relationship between the stepchild and the stepparent eliminates the need for some parts of the procedure. This holds true in Texas, but certain requirement
Types Of Domestic Violence

Types Of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is most commonly pictured as a situation in which the abusive partner physically harms the victim. However, it can occur in many different forms and often follows an escalating pattern that becomes worse over time.
Stress and Domestic Violence - The Effects and How Subliminal Self Help Can Help You Heal

Stress and Domestic Violence - The Effects and How Subliminal Self Help Can Help You Heal

Domestic violence and the long term stress it can bring to an individual can be very difficult to overcome. Fortunately, there is an effective way to bring about healing, but it requires the person's own determination and willingness.
Holiday Domestic Violence

Holiday Domestic Violence

This year's Thanksgiving celebration began like any other -- lots of carbohydrates, turkey and family fun. Nothing was suspicious. Nothing led anyone to believe that on Friday night we would all witness a brutal attack on one of the women of our family.
Prenuptial Agreements in Pennsylvania

Prenuptial Agreements in Pennsylvania

Engaged couples in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania can draft a prenuptial agreement.engagement image by Arpad Nagy-Bagoly from Fotolia.comA prenuptial agreement is, in essence, a contract entered into by a couple in anticipation of marriage that will govern proceedings, including the...
Conditions for Marriage Annulment in North Carolina

Conditions for Marriage Annulment in North Carolina

An annulment is a legal declaration that a marriage never existed. North Carolina permits annulments in a limited number of circumstances. In those circumstances, a marriage becomes void and the North Carolina district courts issue an annulment. A person can file for an annulment in the district cou
Abusive Relationship With Love And Hate

Abusive Relationship With Love And Hate

Is a man capable of abusing the woman that he loves and does he relish the suffering and pain that she is undergoing? I believe that abusive men are selflessly entangled into the paths of blindness, they forget or do not know how to love with Godly passion. When a woman is enduring changeless abuse
Early Warning Signs of Domestic Violence - The Walking Time Bomb

Early Warning Signs of Domestic Violence - The Walking Time Bomb

If they seem too good to be true you should do some serious investigating. It's when they are trying to present you with the perfect image that the mask can easily slip.
Steps to Legally Change Your Name

Steps to Legally Change Your Name

Obtain Identification RecordsIn order to legally change your name, it is necessary to obtain your original birth certificate. In the event you do not possess the original document, you will need to order a certified birth certificate from the office in your jurisdiction that is...
How to File for Legal Guardianship in New Jersey

How to File for Legal Guardianship in New Jersey

The legal guardianship process in New Jersey is most frequently used to give a parent or other family member the authority to act on behalf of someone with developmental disabilities who has reached the age of maturity. Legally, this person would be an adult and the parent would have no rights over
How to Write a Letter of Paternity

How to Write a Letter of Paternity

All states have their own policies and procedures for acknowledging paternity; you usually must fill out a form with the hospital when the child is born or with the child support office. These forms are in place because they collect information that will legally make you responsible for the child. T
Domestic Violence Is Not Just The NFL's Problem

Domestic Violence Is Not Just The NFL's Problem

Despite how it appears on the 24-hour news channels, domestic violence is not likely to be any more prevalent between professional athletes and their partners as in relationships in other segments of society. Domestic violence can happen to anyone at any time and does not respect age, gender, financ
Requirements for Becoming a Family Lawyer in Texas

Requirements for Becoming a Family Lawyer in Texas

Become a family lawyer in Texasfamily image by vanda from Fotolia.comThe requirements for becoming a lawyer in Texas include a rigorous educational path as well as a number of examinations and investigations. Once you have received your license to practice law, you may decide to focus on...
Domestic Violence Counseling - Physical Vs Psychological Abuse: Who Is the "Real" Victim H

Domestic Violence Counseling - Physical Vs Psychological Abuse: Who Is the "Real" Victim H

Sometimes things are not as they seem when it comes to domestic violence counseling. On the outside looking in, one might think the striking person is the "real" abuser in the relationship. Read on for insight into the distinction between outward aggression and abusive control.
Parental Rights of Minors in California

Parental Rights of Minors in California

Many of the California laws on parental rights for adults also apply to parents who are minors. A minor's parents usually cannot overcome their child's right to make pregnancy-related decisions or take away her parental rights after the child's birth. When a teen father has established paternity of