December 29, 2016

Did you know that in 1851, Massachusetts passed the first modern adoption law, recognizing adoption as a social and legal operation based on child welfare rather than adult interests? The 1851 Adoption of Children Act was a turning point in adoption history.

December 27, 2016

One way to ensure that your family has access to your assets in the event you become incapacitated is to appoint a durable power of attorney. This names another person as your agent, who has the authority to make decisions regarding any property you weren't able to tra...

December 23, 2016

There's plenty of information the judge will want to see in order to make rulings in your divorce case. A divorce lawyer is familiar with the system and can make sure you have all the income, tax documents and other necessary papers.

December 21, 2016

When it comes to estate planning, there are several elements involved. This includes your will, a power of attorney, a living will or medical power of attorney, and sometimes also a trust.

December 19, 2016

A divorce lawyer is a good source for what to expect both during the trial and after. For example, your divorce attorney can probably refer you to other experts, such as accountants, who can help you set up a budget and address other financial issues.

December 16, 2016

When you already know the mother of the child you hope to adopt, you may think it's a straightforward process. Since this isn't always the case, it's a good idea to have legal counsel.

December 14, 2016

Did you know that the Multiethnic Placement Act (MEPA) of 1994 made it illegal for state agencies and other entities that receive federal funds to delay, deny or otherwise discriminate against a parent or child based on race when considering possible placement?

December 12, 2016

Having a competent estate planning lawyer is an important part of protecting your assets and making sure they are passed down according to your wishes. Your lawyer can advise you on estate decisions, create legal documents, keep your estate plan current with new laws,...

December 10, 2016

Did you know that it was the Child Welfare League of America, a group of passionate child advocates, that first drew up an initiative that distinguished minimum standards for permanent (adoptive) and temporary (foster) child placements?

December 8, 2016

Are you considering filing for divorce? Set up a consultation with a divorce lawyer to determine the divorce laws for your state and which steps you need to take to make your divorce run as smoothly as possible.

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