Adoption 101: The Legal Fundamentals

Adoption 101: The Legal Fundamentals

  • Choosing Your Estate Beneficiaries

    How would you feel about the county probate court deciding how your personal possessions are handled after you pass away? Most people prefer to make their wishes known using a last will and testament. Will preparation means taking your time and thinking things over before you decide how your property will be distributed. It's important to speak to a probate or estate lawyer about your will. You want to make out a will that is legal and that will be certified by the probate court.

  • 3 Reasons To Hire A Lawyer Even With An Uncontested Divorce

    There is a big difference between a contested divorce and an uncontested divorce. The main difference is the way couples resolve their agreements. In a contested divorce, spouses often bicker and fight for what they want. In an uncontested divorce, spouses tend to agree on everything without any arguments. Because of this difference, couples sometimes think that they can get divorced without a lawyer if they have an uncontested divorce. While you could do this, it's not recommended.

  • 3 Questions To Thoroughly Consider Before Filing For Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Most bankruptcy lawyers offer one free consultation visit to people who need financial relief and are considering bankruptcy as a way out. Attending a meeting like this can help you get the answers you need to make an informed decision about filing. After you attend this appointment, here are three questions to ask yourself before you go through with filing. Is There Another Way Out? The first question to thoroughly consider is whether there is another way out of your debt.

  • The Difference Between Discrimination And Harassment

    You may not realize it, but employment discrimination happens every day. It happens even to people who don't realize they are being discriminated against. Additionally, many people confuse discrimination and harassment in the workplace. If you have a problem at work and want to resolve it, you first need to understand the difference between the two types of issues. What Is Discrimination? Discrimination occurs when an organization treats somebody poorly. The person treated poorly must belong to a protected class under legal guidelines in order for the issue to become a discrimination case.

  • Helping Relatives Become U.S. Citizens: What You Can Do Legally

    The most important aspect of anyone seeking U.S. citizenship is that they do it legally. Doing any part of this process illegally can lead to deportation or revocation of one's citizenship application. Ergo, when you want to help family members come to the United States and settle here, you have to know how to do it all legally. Here are some helpful tips. Make Sure Your Relatives Are Coming with Passports and/or Visas

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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.