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Family Law Newsletter

A postmarital agreement, or postnuptial agreement, is an agreement executed by a husband and wife after they are married.

The child witness

It is very difficult for children to be witnesses in a trial. In order to determine if a child should testify in a trial, the attorney should consider numerous factors.

Uniform Divorce Recognition Act

The Uniform Divorce Recognition Act has been adopted by seven states: California, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Wisconsin. The Act applies only to those seven states. The Act does not apply to any other state.

Foster care

Foster care is defined as the temporary placement of a child outside of her family. The child is removed from the family due to abuse or neglect issues. The child may be removed due to physical or sexual abuse by a parent or someone residing in the household. The goal of foster care is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for the child.

Emancipation of children

When a child is emancipated, the child’s parents have no further duty to support the child. In addition, parents have no right to control an emancipated child’s behavior or make certain decisions for the child.