Stay calm and use the following advice if this happens to you. Take the accusation seriously Parents are routinely accused of ridiculous things: trying to sell their children to relatives for drug money; molesting a child in the living room during a family party; beating a child with a baseball bat – without leaving bruises….

As a fundamental human right backed by the Constitution, federal and state laws, privacy is usually a delicate balance to maintain especially when it comes to court matters. While the court has access to your files as a matter of law, it tries to limit how much information is made public. In fact, there are…

There are laws to cover unmarried couples when it comes to estate planning. Why should you have a basic estate plan in the first place even though you are not legally married? You’ll want your loved ones and partner taken care in case there is an incident. Simply put, you have peace of mind. In…

For a service member’s family, homecomings are filled with many different emotions. There is excitement, relief, anxiety and other emotions flooding through their body systems. The entire family has gone through a transition, following the duties of the service members. Hence, adjusting through this transition can be a little confusing. So how do you handle…

Protecting yourself is imperative. And while there are technologies that can perform diverse functions, there are smartphone applications that you can employ to protect yourself – and you should use them. Circle of 6 This smartphone app is one of the best apps any woman – and man – can have on their phones. The…

Contempt of court is serious. A judge can fine you, make you pay attorney’s fees for the other side, or even send you to jail for not obeying an order. Feel tempted to not do what the judge ordered because things have changed since he ruled on the matter? Bad idea. You are legally bound…

When living together and you intend not to be recognized as domestic partners, you should draw up Living Together Contracts (LTC) to detail how properties are shared between you. You will need to spell out this contract with your lawyer because in Washington, the law does not state how or if you will share properties….

The sexual assault protection order or SAPO is a motion filed against an offender if you have been a victim of a sexual offense perpetrated by that offender. The judge signs this document to warn the alleged offender To stay away from the victim’s home To keep clear of the victim’s place of work To…

There are special federal laws that guide the filing for non-parent custody of Indian Children in State courts. The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) serves as a federal law that applies to cases where someone who isn’t a parent wants to get custody of an Indian child. In this context, an Indian child is an…

Temporary Parental Consent There is a legal document that grants temporary parental consent for a child. It involves giving another adult the temporary authority to make decisions and take care of the child in question. This option is taken when both sides agree to the consent and the non-care giver is totally fine with the…

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