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Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. Phoenix Arizona
Neil, Dymott, Frank, McFall, Trexler, McCabe & Hudson APLC San Diego California
Hodkin Law Group, P.A. Boca Raton Florida
Widerman Malek, P.L. Daytona Beach Florida
Widerman Malek, P.L. Melbourne Florida
Mateer Harbert, PA Orlando Florida
Fain, Major & Brennan, P.C. Atlanta Georgia
Ayres Carr & Sullivan, P.C. Indianapolis Indiana
Carney Appleby Law Cedar Rapids Iowa
Carney Appleby Law Davenport Iowa
Carney Appleby Law Des Moines Iowa
Carney Appleby Law Iowa City Iowa
Fowler Bell PLLC Lexington Kentucky
Thomas & Libowitz, P.A. Baltimore Maryland
Rudolph Friedmann LLP Boston Massachusetts
Lambert Leser, P.C. Bay City Michigan
Rosenblum Goldenhersh St. Louis Missouri
Datsopoulos, MacDonald & Lind, P.C. Missoula Montana
Earp Cohn P.C. Cherry Hill New Jersey
Lesnevich, Marzano-Lesnevich & Trigg, LLC Hackensack New Jersey
Lesnevich, Marzano-Lesnevich & Trigg, LLC Newark New Jersey
Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP Binghamton New York
Barton LLP New York New York
Trevett Cristo P.C. Rochester New York
Horack, Talley, Pharr & Lowndes, P.A. Charlotte North Carolina
Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers, LLP Raleigh North Carolina
Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell LLP Cleveland Ohio
Handley Law Center, The Oklahoma City Oklahoma
James, Potts & Wulfers, Inc. Tulsa Oklahoma
Earp Cohn P.C. Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Rosen Hagood Charleston South Carolina
Roe Cassidy Coates & Price, P.A. Greenville South Carolina
Spicer Rudstrom PLLC Chattanooga Tennessee
Spicer Rudstrom PLLC Nashville Tennessee
Prince Yeates Salt Lake City Utah
Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver, PLC Harrisonburg Virginia
Beresford Booth PLLC Edmonds Washington
Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver, PLC West Virginia
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Badeni, Cantilo, Laplacette & Carricart Buenos Aires Argentina
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HHG Legal Group West Perth Australia
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Barcellos Tucunduva Advogados Sao Paulo Brazil
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Pinilla Gonzalez & Prieto Abogados Bogota Colombia
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Banyaiova Vozehova, s.r.o., advokatni kancelar Czech Republic
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Koenig & Partners Law Firm Copenhagen Denmark
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ONC Lawyers Hong Kong Hong Kong (SAR)
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Fusthy & Manyai Law Office Budapest Hungary
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Seth Dua & Associates New Delhi India
Seth Dua & Associates Noida India
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FDL, Studio Legale e Tributario Milan Italy
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Refalo & Zammit Pace Advocates Valletta Malta
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Cacheaux Cavazos & Newton Tijuana Mexico
Cacheaux Cavazos & Newton Ciudad Juarez Mexico
Cacheaux, Cavazos & Newton Guadalajara Mexico
Cacheaux Cavazos & Newton Mexico City Mexico
Cacheaux Cavazos & Newton San Pedro Garza Garcia Mexico
Cacheaux Cavazos & Newton Queretaro Mexico
Cacheaux Cavazos & Newton Matamoros Mexico
Cacheaux Cavazos & Newton Reynosa Mexico
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Russell Advocaten B.V. Amsterdam Netherlands
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1961 Abogados y Economistas Barcelona Spain

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Family Law

As a branch of civil law, family law involves the legal issues pertaining to the relationships among family members. Family law encompasses a broad scope of issues, including adoption, child custody, divorce, domestic violence, juvenile dependency and delinquency, property rights, support obligations, visitation rights and paternity. Family law courts are governed at the state level, so the laws and regulations may vary by state and country.

The grounds for divorce depend on the state/country, and may be based on no-fault or fault. Many states also have fault-based grounds as an additional option. A no-fault divorce is one in which neither the husband nor the wife officially blames the other for the breakdown of the marriage. Common bases for no-fault divorce are “irreconcilable differences,” “irretrievable breakdown” or “incompatibility.” Another common basis for no-fault divorce is that the parties have lived separately for a certain period of time with the intent that the separation be permanent. The list of grounds for a fault-based divorce may include: adultery, physical cruelty, mental cruelty, attempted murder, desertion, habitual drunkenness, use of addictive drugs, insanity, impotency, and infection of one’s spouse with venereal disease.

If the parents cannot agree on custody of their child, the courts decide custody based on “the best interests of the child.” Determining the child’s best interests involves many factors, no one of which is the most important factor. Some states use tables that indicate a support amount for different ranges of income, similar to tax tables. Although some states base support on the payor’s income, many states use an income shares model, which is based on the income of both parents.

Adoption is the process by which a legal parent-child relationship is created between individuals not biologically parent and child. In most cases, adopted children may inherit on an equal basis with biological children under state laws of distribution upon death of a parent. In some states, doctrines of “equitable adoption” allow courts to recognize adoptions when not all statutory procedures have been carried out.