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The Case for Fault Based Divorce

with divorce and experiencing the process first hand, many find their personal situations and laws governing divorce to be unfair, this is particularly true in cases of adultery. No matter what the reason, divorce laws need to be based upon equality. In many cases, people find the need to take their heart out of the dissolution of marriage process and allow it to carry out as a business deal. The laws governing divorce have to be modified to achieve equality. The Florida bar states, the term for...

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Family Law - de Facto Relationships

FAMILY LAW – DE FACTO RELATIONSHIPS How is the relationship formed in Australia? According to Section 4AA of the Family Law Act 1975, the meaning of a de facto relationship involves two people (homosexual or heterosexual) where:- the people are not or were not legally married to each other. the people are not related to each other; parent, child(including adopted children), sibling or descendant. the people have a relationship as a couple living together on a bona fide domestic basis. ...

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Final Paperedited

INTRODUCTION The promulgation of the Family Code of the Philippines1 heralded the grounds for marriages void ab initio, the most controversial of which is psychological incapacity. This ground is embodied in article 36 of the Family Code, which history may be traced to the Catholic Church, specifically Canon 1095 of the New Code of Canon Law. There are various interpretations and definitions assigned to psychological incapacity. In fact, currently, there is yet no exact definition to the term...

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Should Same Sex Couples Be Allowed to Adopt?

rights as heterosexuals, there should be no notion as to why two people of the same gender in a relationship cannot adopt. Homosexuality is starting to become more accepted into society today, but when it comes to homosexuals wanting to start a family which is an immense concern many people oppose to some people don't believe it is acceptable for homosexuals to be able adopt. There is a huge dilemma that same-sex couple’s homosexuality will "influence" (Marquardt), the children into becoming gay...

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Unit 5 Divorce Complaint

Divorce Complaint Divorce Complaint BY: Veronica Decker December 6, 2013 PA250: Family Law Professor, Jessica Gauvin Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Hampshire Division Probate and Family Court Department Docket No. 88888 Complaint for Divorce Patty Bean , Plaintiff v. David Bean , Defendant 1. Plaintiff, who resides at 123 West Golf Road, Boston, MA. 12345 was lawfully married to the Defendant who now resides at 456 East Lark Street,...

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Adoption Essay 15

there are many different types of families in today's society, one special kind of family that has become more and more common are the families created through adoption. There are various and somewhat difficult processes and laws concerning adoption. New laws are being created year after year to make this process easier and the outcome positive. Adoption is not exactly new; the idea of adopting has been around for a long time. "The oldest written set of laws is the Babylonian Code of Hammarabi...

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Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978

unless her condition makes it impossible for her to perform the major functions of the position. In an interview, it is illegal for an employer to ask a woman if she is pregnant or if she plans to become pregnant or have children. History of the Law: Before the Pregnancy Discrimination Act was passed, pregnant women could be forced to take a leave of absence or resign because of their current condition. Employers did not have to provide disability or medical coverage for pregnancy. The Pregnancy...

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care or adoption within the child’s extended family is available, may adoption by an unrelated person be considered. However, no direct placement of a child to a non-relative shall be countenanced. KAISAHANG BUHAY FOUNDATION, INC. (KBF) is a private, non-profit family and child welfare organization duly licensed and accredited by the Department of Social Welfare and Development. It is committed to the principle that a child needs a loving permanent family. It is the only Non-Government Organization...

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Buy Buy Baby

navigation← PreviousNext → Buy buy baby? Posted on June 13, 2012 by cskparkes For many in the developed world, excluded from their national adoption system for reasons such as age, inter-country adoption may be one option to start or expand their families.  On the surface this system, if well regulated, seems to offer a positive outcome for both children and prospective parents.  However, as with any system involving several national jurisdictions, the potential for fraud, corruption, and exploitation...

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Divorce (or the dissolution of marriage)

Divorce is unlike annulment which declares the marriage null and void. Divorce laws vary considerably around the world, but in most countries it requires the sanction of a court or other authority in a legal process. The legal process of divorce may also involve issues of alimony (spousal support), child custody, child support, distribution of property , and division of debt. In most countries monogamy is required by law, so divorce allows each former partner to marry another; where polygyny is legal...

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