Adoption 101: The Legal Fundamentals

Adoption 101: The Legal Fundamentals

  • Age Discrimination: How To Know If You Are A Target

    If you are over fifty and are having difficulty at work, you may wonder if the problem is less your job performance and more your age. You are not alone. Sixty-four percent of respondents to an AARP survey believe that workers over fifty suffer from age discrimination in the workplace. Before you act on your suspicions, you need to know what legally constitutes age discrimination. Then you need to gather proof.

  • Hiring Employees For The First Time? Use These Tips To Make Sure Things Go Smoothly

    If you are the owner of a small business and have expanded to the point where you are hiring employees, you may not be sure what that entails. Here are some tips to keep in mind as you hire and oversee employees.  Know What You Can Ask During Interviews It may seem natural to ask personal questions when you are interviewing prospective employees; you may want to know a bit about the people you are hiring.

  • The Difference Between Comparative And Contributory Negligence In A Personal Injury Case

    When you are in an accident that results in injury, you might feel like other drivers who were involved in the case ought to pay for your injuries. The laws that govern what you can receive for an injury change from state to state. The problem is that the victim of the accident can share some of the fault, and each state will have slightly different rules governing how injured parties can go about receiving damages.

  • What Happens When An Undocumented Relative Is Held By Local Police?

    In the event that a family member is being held by the local authorities, you have to act quickly to prevent him or her from being deported. There are several factors that decide what your options are. Before taking action, here is what you need to know.  Why Is Your Family Member Being Held? An immigration hold is used by local police departments to detain undocumented immigrants while Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, checks their status.

  • The Poor Man's Copyright Won't Protect You in Court

    Writers and composers will sometimes send themselves copies of their own work through the mail and then leave the envelopes unopened. The idea is that the envelopes could be opened in court to "prove" that they were the originators of the work, thus securing their intellectual property rights. This is a pervasive myth that could end up costing you the rights to your own work if you fall for it. Here's what you should know.

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    Adoption 101: The Legal Fundamentals

    If you've decided that you want to adopt a child, the first thing you should do is reach out to a family law attorney. While it may not seem logical to get an attorney involved from the start, it's important that you protect yourself legally from the beginning. After making the decision to adopt, I have been through the process several times. I created this site to help other adoptive parents understand what they can expect from the entire process, including the legal support you're likely to need. I hope this information helps you feel more confident in this major life decision.