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Tri-parenting is becoming the new normal in more court rulings

Children don't always have only two parents. Some in divorced families have two sets of mothers and two sets of fathers. Even though only two people are biologically related to a child, that doesn't mean a third person isn't as involved or doesn't deserve the same legal rights as the biological parents.

What happens when unmarried couples live together and separate?

When unmarried people live together, they begin to collect assets together, much like married couples. In most cases, these individuals aren't protected by marital laws, so there is no requirement that they split assets upon moving out or breaking up. Fortunately, these individuals can opt to create a property agreement that indicates who owns what in the case of a separation.

Choosing adoption: What you should know

Adoption can help a child find the home he or she has been longing for. It can help you complete your family and enjoy the benefits of parenthood. There are several different things you should know about adoption. The way you adopt, for instance, can make a difference. Agency adoptions and non-agency adoptions are the only two types allowed by law.

Child support report to be reviewed in 2017

If you pay child support or receive it, then you may be interested to know that there is a panel that reviews it and suggests changes regulations and guidelines as necessary. This panel makes decisions that could affect your support obligations or how much you'll receive; if there are changes made, your attorney may be able to help you navigate the differences so that you better understand how the changes will affect your family.

Can parents be held accountable for a child's actions?

When your child does something wrong, your child should be made to understand why the action was wrong and potentially be punished for it. At a certain age, children should know the difference between right and wrong. If they do something wrong, then parents can be held liable for their actions, even though they didn't participate in a crime themselves.

There's no need to be afraid of divorce

Even in today's progressive social climate, divorce is often thought of in far more negative terms than is necessary. Often, those who are facing a divorce are tempted to project unfairly negative things onto themselves and others because of social stigmas that surround divorce. For anyone who is entering into the process, reminding yourself of some fundamental truths can help soften the blow and give you the strength to bear this difficult process with dignity.

Make summer vacation plans a bit easier

Taking a summer vacation as a family is something that many people look forward to. For children who have divorced parents, that vacation is something that will mean spending time with one parent at a time. For the parents, this vacation means having to do some advanced planning to ensure that it is possible.

Adoption is beautiful but make sure you are protected

An adoption is a beautiful way to add more members to your family. Not only does this give you a new family member, but it also gives a child a new family to love him or her. When you are considering adopting a child, you should make sure that your rights are being respected and that you are protected.

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