Adoption 101: The Legal Fundamentals

Adoption 101: The Legal Fundamentals

  • What Are Employment Laws?

    There are over 180 employment laws in place for the protection of the employee. These laws are constantly protecting you, whether you are aware of the protection you are receiving from them or not. While it would be impossible to become familiar with all 180+ laws, you can still learn about a few common ones.  Examples of Employment Laws Employees are protected in many ways thanks to the employment laws.

  • Which Digital Assets Should You Include During Estate Planning?

    For many years, most assets that a person could own had a paper trail, whether that was the deed to a property, a signed trust document, or a bank statement reflecting cash holdings. Today, however, almost everyone also owns digital assets that are important to keep track of. When you're working with an estate planning attorney to make provisions for your assets after you die, don't forget to include plans for the following digital assets.

  • Do You Have To Talk To Police When Stopped For DUI?

    If you're stopped by a police officer who suspects you of driving under the influence of alcohol, you may think you have no choice but to answer all their questions and subject yourself to field sobriety tests. However, it's important to know your rights in a situation like this. A DUI lawyer may help you understand what the police can and cannot make you do during a traffic stop. Which Questions Do You Have to Answer?

  • 3 Reasons It so Important to Have a Will—Even if You Don't Have Many Assets

    People often believe that they do not need to draft a will unless they have substantial assets to leave behind for their loved ones. However, this common belief could not be further from the truth. In fact, it is a good idea for all adults to have a will even if they do not have a single asset. Below you will learn more about the three most important reasons you should visit an estate planner or attorney as soon as possible to ensure that you have a legally valid will on file.

  • Understanding Contract Dispute Resolution Channels

    Contracts are legally binding between the transacting parties. Each party is expected to fulfill its roles until contract maturity. However, many people entering into contracts are unaware of their legal implications, resulting in numerous litigations. For example, it is estimated that U.S. corporations incur more than $20 billion annually in litigation fees because of contract disputes. Contract dispute laws provide a framework for determining the legality, enforceability, and compensation for breached agreements.

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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.