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Statutory and Other Types of Marriage
 
A marriage by definition is a union between a man and a woman. Every state has different requirements with respect to becoming legally and statutorily married.More...
 
Guardian Ad Litem
 
What is a guardian ad litem? A minor cannot be a party to a lawsuit without assistance. Therefore, when a minor is a party to a lawsuit, the court appoints a guardian ad litem to represent the minor. More...
 
Contested Adoptions Initiated by a Biological Parent
 
The consent of the biological parent or guardian of the child must be obtained before a valid adoption can take place, unless there has been a waiver or forfeiture of parental rights. Therefore, if it can be shown that the biological parent or guardian did not consent to the adoption, there may be sufficient grounds upon which to set it aside.More...
 
Interspousal Tort Immunity Doctrine
 
Interspousal tort immunity is a doctrine that precludes tort actions between married individuals. The doctrine has common-law roots. The doctrine is based on the theory that a married couple is a single entity. In the early 1900s wives were considered the property of their husbands, therefore they were not permitted to sue their husbands. Obviously now this is no longer the case. More...
 
Child Citizenship Act of 2000 - Certificates of Citizenship
 
Although children who are born outside of the United States may automatically acquire U.S. citizenship under the Child Citizenship Act of 2000, no proof of citizenship will be issued to the child's parents unless such proof is requested. More...
 
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